Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: lockdown

India’s GDP is headed for a rare quarterly contraction in April-June quarter

With two of the three-week shutdown falling in April, GDP growth in the quarter to June could contract about 5%, the first in at least two decades.

India’s 21-day lockdown will not work unless politicians making the rules follow them

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Three-week lockdown is PM Modi’s surgical strike against coronavirus

What is extraordinary about Modi’s lockdown is its magnitude. Never before in history has a curfew been imposed on such a large number of people.

I am no fan of Modi, but I support coronavirus lockdown. Opposition should too

India needs both the government and the opposition to face this crisis. For the lockdown to succeed, opposition needs to ask, be alert and expose.

‘Modi draws Laxman Rekha’ against Covid-19, says HT, ‘India’s locked & loaded’ on ET

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

Modi’s Covid-19 lockdown speech shows he doesn’t learn from past mistakes, or doesn’t care to

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second speech on coronavirus reveals that he is like Nehru. He can win elections, and nothing else.

iPhone makers suspend production in India due to lockdown

Thousands of Apple's Indian employees are likely to be impacted by the 21-day nationwide lockdown, announced by PM Narendra Modi Tuesday night.

Modi speech signals coronavirus crisis still looms large, time for Indians to show resolve

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India will see COVID-19 community transmission but these steps can help, says ICMR study

ICMR paper offers 2 scenarios — optimistic and pessimistic — to present its projections of the spread of coronavirus in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata.

Funeral of Bengal’s COVID-19 patient triggers protest, 16 people arrested

Residents near Nimtala crematorium in north Kolkata protest, saying cremation will spread coronavirus. Cremation takes place at midnight after police intervene.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.