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Centre seeks dismissal of plea on declaration of PM CARES funds in Bombay High Court

A petition by Arvind Waghmare sought a direction to the govt and PM CARES to appoint or nominate at least two members from opposition parties for transparency.
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Rs 6,500 crore in 1st week, Rs 3,500 crore in next 2 months — PM CARES donations taper off

The bulk of the donations to PM CARES, a dedicated emergency fund, is said to have come from public sector undertakings and corporates.
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CDS Bipin Rawat to donate Rs 50,000 from salary every month to PM CARES for a year

The decision is likely to encourage other senior officers to make their contribution towards the fight against coronavirus as well.
A magnified coronavirus germ is displayed on a desktop computer monitor during coronavirus patient sample detection tests in the virology research labs (Representational Image) | Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert | Bloomberg

Israel isolates antibody in ‘significant breakthrough’ for possible Covid-19 treatment

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Train-less tracks to avoid accidents, PM CARES for migrants & Modi’s press conference

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Rahul Gandhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Migrant’s fare mayhem: Congress offers to pay, BJP doesn’t, Rahul asks if ‘PM Cares’

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Goodbye to ‘Dil waale Kapoor’ and whitewashing hands as coronavirus cure

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Representational image of IAS officers with PM Narendra Modi | Photo: narendramodi.in

IAS, IRS, IIS associations ask officers to contribute to PM CARES after Modi govt ‘nudge’

Govt informally asked associations to tweet cabinet secretary’s 16 April letter, but officers say there is constant pressure to donate to PM CARES.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.