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Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

PM Modi has shown decisive leadership in fight against coronavirus: BJP youth leader

The nationwide lockdown has united the resolve of 1.3 billion Indians to undertake sacrifices to defeat the coronavirus.
300 foreigners from 16 countries attended Tablighi Jamaat, Delhi, now a site of Covid-19 infection. Photo : Suraj Singh Bisht |ThePrint

Tablighi Jamaat was a serious security lapse. Futile to argue Hindu temples too were open

Modi govt was aware of the situation building up. It’s strange that Tablighi Jamaat members in Delhi were allowed to return without any checks or quarantine.

With the anti-poor lockdown, BJP is back to its upper caste, middle class, urban roots

Demonetisation’s political gain was to rebrand the BJP as a pro-poor party. The poorly implemented coronavirus lockdown is undoing that image.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament

In India’s fight against coronavirus, one arm failed miserably — Parliament

MPs were warning about the severity of Covid-19. But Modi govt, whose AYUSH Ministry kept advocating homeopathy, didn’t wake up until Kanika Kapoor incident.

Not just IAS and police, India’s Covid-19 fight must use panchayats and municipalities too

Once again, the prolonged period of Covid-19 pandemic crisis will shine the light on India’s state capacity. But should India depend only on its elite bureaucracy?

How Covid-19 is changing Indian politics

Modi’s ratings now depend heavily on his managing the health crisis, but as the Hindutva agenda is side-stepped, the opposition has a new opening.
People walk back to their villages along the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. The lockdown has shut all means of interstate public transport | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Real social distancing: Special planes for India’s rich, police lathis for working-class poor

Thousands of working-class poor are on the move due to the coronavirus lockdown imposed by Modi with only four hours' notice, only to face a brutal police crackdown.
Economic activity in India has been severely affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Modi govt, RBI, private sector, citizens: How India can be leader in fight against Covid-19

The Modi government must ensure constant and credible communication to allay any fears and panic among Indians. A good example of this is in Kerala.

COVID fight: Modi’s ‘no Indian left behind’ mantra runs into ‘stay where you are’ diplomacy

As the coronavirus claimed hundreds of lives in Europe and made its way to the US, Modi government sought to redefine the Latin phrase, ‘nemo resideo’.
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.

On Camera

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.