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Twitter mourns Vizag gas leak, Aarogya Setu ethical hacker’s test & if corona was a girl

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

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The day began on a grim note as a gas leak at an LG Polymer factory in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh resulted in the death of at least 11 people, and has so far reportedly affected over a thousand others. Twitter was flooded early morning with reactions followed by condolence messages by politicians and celebrities, especially some from AP.

 President Ram Nath Kovind was one of the early leaders to express his feelings.

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have jumped to action.

Home Minister Amit Shah assured us he was closely monitoring the situation. 

Not one to be left behind, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged Congress workers to get to work.  

Telugu film stars Ram Charan and Venkatesh Daggubati were also amongst the mourners.

Badminton champion and Hyderabad-based Saina Nehwal, BJP, prayed for the victims and their families.

Foreign envoys were also with their condolences: here’s Israel’s ambassador to India Ron Malka offering help in the wake of this tragic incident. 

Congressman Jaiveer Shergil, on the other hand, reminds us that history often repeats itself…

Lyricist Javed Akthar finds a historic parallel to the Shramik Special Trains for migrants being stopped in Karnataka.

 Onto some lighter news…French hacker and cyber security expert Elliot Alderson, who exposed privacy issues in Aarogya Setu app, throws out a challenge.

Bangladesh writer Taslima Nasreen got scammed. If only she had smelled something fishy…

What if the Covid-19 pandemic was a girl? Celebrated author of the classic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood has an idea.

On Rabindranath Tagore’s 159th birth anniversary, the Nobel Prize official Twitter handle pays tribute to the late Nobel laureate.

 And, journalist Mrinal Pande shared a vintage photo of her mother with Tagore.

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