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Healthcare superheroes, corporate India’s corona burden & not everyone can work from home

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Video of DM Vaibhav Srivastava and SP Abhishek Dikshit ringing bells and clanging steel plates | Screengrab

PMO, Yogi govt upset with Pilibhit SP, DM for defying janata curfew, could take action soon

Sources in the Chief Minister’s Office said the UP govt is planning to take action against them, however, it would wait till the situation normalises.
Laxmi Hebbalkar (far left) at her son's engagement Sunday

Karnataka Congress MLA defies janata curfew to host son’s engagement

Belagavi Rural MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar said the engagement was ‘unavoidable’ as the date had been fixed months ago. Only 35 guests attended, she added. 

Banging on thaalis & chanting ‘go corona, go economic corona’ during janata curfew

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Goa government extends janta curfew till 25-26 March

In order to effectively implement the extension, the state govt has declared a three-day holiday for government and private sector including banks.
Medics place home quarantine stamps after thermal screening at Guwahati Railway station in wake of the coronavirus pandemic | PTI

Mani Aiyar says Congress weak, Drèze on cost of COVID-19 lockdown & telcos to the rescue

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Yamini Aiyar, K. Srinath Reddy, Sandipan Deb, Sunita Narain & many others.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ThePrint

War on terror bind Modi and Bush. Now COVID-19 threatens to become new Hurricane Katrina

From former US president George W Bush to former Madhya Pradesh CM Arjun Singh and ex-Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang, calamities have tested the mettle of many leaders.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Congress President Rahul Gandhi at Parliament House | PTI

India’s leadership during COVID-19: Modi’s thali plan and Rahul Gandhi’s no plan

Leadership makes a difference in times like these. Indians undid what Modi asked them to do Sunday and the Congress is still a grand old no-show.
A deserted Connaught Place in Delhi during the janata curfew | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Janata curfew: Zee News’ taali, Rajat Sharma’s curfew gyaan, Aaj Tak applauds PM’s mother

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Delhi under lockdown during Janata curfew | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India locks down to prevent COVID-19 spread — here are restrictions imposed in your state

Central govt announces a lockdown in 80 districts, suspends passenger trains, buses and metros. State govts come out with their own respective measures.

On Camera

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.