New Delhi: Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis expresses shock over more than 50 Mumbai journalists contracting Covid-19.
मुंबईत प्रसारमाध्यमातील अनेक सहकाऱ्यांचे कोविड चाचणीचे अहवाल पॉझिटिव्ह आल्याचे वृत्त अतिशय धक्कादायक आहे.
माझी माध्यम समूहांना विनंती आहे की पत्रकारांना घरूनच काम करण्याची अनुमती द्यावी.जेथे व्हिज्युअल्सची अगदीच आणि अतिशय गरज आहे, तेथे सोशल डिस्टन्सिंगचे नियम पाळून काम करता येईल.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) April 20, 2020
Writer Shobhaa De is alarmed enough to send out an appeal to all journalists to get tested for Covid-19 as more cases reported from Chennai.
Dear journo friends and colleagues across India, PLEASE get yourselves tested NOW! Another 30 from Chennai have tested positive. This is alarming news. Don’t wait!Go to the nearest testing centre and save yourself.
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) April 21, 2020
Oh dear, here he goes again: former Congress president Rahul Gandhi lashes out at the Centre
आख़िर हिंदुस्तान का ग़रीब कब जागेगा? आप भूखे मर रहे हैं और वो आपके हिस्से के चावल से सैनीटाईज़र बनाकर अमीरों के हाथ की सफ़ाई में लगे हैं।https://t.co/5NjoMmsJnK
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 21, 2020
Actor Ronit Roy has an innovative hack for a DIY face mask. See for yourself…
No mask? Tension nahin Leneka! Simple hai! pic.twitter.com/NSNPMikDZ3
— Ronit Bose Roy (@RonitBoseRoy) April 20, 2020
Lyricist Javed Akhtar strongly condemns the attack on sants in Palghar.
Those who are responsible for the lynching of the two seers and their driver should not be spared at any cost .There shouldn’t be any tolerance for a barbaric and heinous crime like lynching in a civilised society .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) April 20, 2020
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac shares tips on how to tackle the Covid-19 crisis, after his state’s success in containing the virus.
What is the rationale of diverting food grains for manufacturing alcohol based sanitizers when cheaper options are available , including soap and water? Immediately distribute food grains free to every household on demand , whether they hav ration card or not.
— Thomas Isaac (@drthomasisaac) April 21, 2020
Government of India’s public relations arm Press Information Bureau (PIB) is on a fact-checking mission against rumour-mongers.
Reality : All Ministries are open & working as per DOP&T norms. There is no such order, and the report is fake and baseless. pic.twitter.com/W6olSPVMB1
— PIB India #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) April 21, 2020
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani joins world leaders in thanking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for stepping up in a global crisis.
Thank you my friend Prime Minister @narendramodi , and thank you India for providing 500K tablets of hydroxychloroquine, 100K tablets of paracetamol, and 75,000 metric tons of wheat that the first consignment of it (5,000) will reach AFG in a day or so, for the Afghan people.
— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) April 20, 2020
Rajya Sabha MP & Congress leader Ahmed Patel takes a dig at the Modi government, gives a shout out to ‘Amit bhai’. See why.
Given that rising cases & lockdown violations were criteria for sending Central teams to states,I request Amitbhai to deploy similar teams to Gujarat
This exercise shouldn’t be limited to selective states,all affected states must benefit from constructive inputs of Central Govt pic.twitter.com/Vaid6AmMOS
— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) April 21, 2020
Bangladesh writer Taslima Nasreen questions WHO over the re-opening of China’s wet markets.
WHO informed us that coronavirus originated from Wuhan’s wet market. Virus is now all over the world, and people are dying like anything. China now reopened Wuhan’s wet market. Why doesn’t WHO tell China to close their wet markets?
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) April 21, 2020
Srinagar-based photojournalist Masrat Zahra, booked by the Jammu & Kashmir police for allegedly glorifying “anti-national” activities on social media, just before she went into a `cyber’ police station.
So wish me good luck bcause it's time to defend my rights as a journalist, Going inside cyber police station.
— Masrat Zahra (@Masratzahra) April 21, 2020
Ace cricket player Kapil Dev bowls us over with his new look.
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) April 20, 2020
US President Donald Trump is just amazed that he became an occupant of the White House! Really?
It is amazing that I became President of the United States with such a totally corrupt and dishonest Lamestream Media going after me all day, and all night. Either I’m really good, far better than the Fake News wants to admit, or they don’t have nearly the power as once thought!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2020
Tennis’ greatest rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer ace it, with this live stream on Instagram. This is what is called ‘Game, Set, Match’!
Once we finally got this thing working, yes 😂 https://t.co/2liQGHKJvT
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 20, 2020