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Coronavirus pandemic is ominous news for India’s rabi crops and farm-to-food chain

During the coronavirus crisis, income support platforms must be utilised by both state and the Centre. Social distancing should be a norm in wheat procurement mandis.
Agriculture in Odisha

Heavy damage to rabi crops after unseasonal March rainfall, hailstorm in North India

India registered an over 80 per cent increase in rainfall in the first two weeks of March, with Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan bearing the maximum damage.
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BJP, Shiv Sena are busy playing power games, no one cares about Maharashtra’s farm crisis

Experts have pointed out that Maharashtra has seen two major calamities this year — drought & floods — impacting farmers severly.

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Muslims

Tablighi Jamaat bigotry is a familiar pattern. All Muslims will be blamed for the acts of few

Heroic acts of Azim Premji or Shah Rukh Khan do not bring credit to the community. But the blame for the ignorance of Tablighi Jamaat members must be shared by all Muslims.
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Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.