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How (not) to Deal with a Pandemic, Lessons from Russia’s Belated Awakening

With current numbers, the future doesn’t seem too hopeful for the country.

227 tested positive in 24 hours, India enters seventh day of lockdown

Delhi: As the country begins the seventh day of lockdown, a total of 1251 people are reported to be infected with the virus. On Monday alone, 227 people were reported to be infected with 32...

Coronavirus: Libya frees more than 450 prisoners

Libya had reported its first case of Covid-19 last Tuesday, a 73-year-old man who had returned from a trip to Saudi Arabia in early March.

No plan to extend lock-down right now, Centre dismisses ‘baseless rumours’

“I’m surprised to see such reports, there is no such plan of extending the lockdown,” he said. 

Covid-19 Lockdown: SC to hear petitions on migrant workers today

22 laborers were reported to have died in the attempt to walk back home. 

Calling labourers ‘guest’ won’t suffice, lessons from Kerala

Messages or no messages, the 'guest' laborers of Kerala is insecure and the PR gimmicks of government are not the solution for the same.

979 confirmed cases, 25 deaths, says Health Ministry

He also informed that under Indian Railways, 1.25 lakh wagons transporting essential commodities, such as food grains, sugar, salt, coal, petroleum, etc, have been operated in the last 5 days. 

Lockdown will raise death toll, Rahul Gandhi writes to Modi

“A complete lockdown and the resulting shutdown of our economic engine will almost certainly ensure the millions of unemployed youth rush back to their villages, increasing the risk of infecting their parents, grandparents and the elderly population. This will result in catastrophic loss of life," Gandhi said in the letter. 

No recent travel history abroad, Spice Jet pilot tests positive for coronavirus

“One of our colleagues, a first officer with SpiceJet, has tested positive for Covid-19. The test report came on March 28. He did not operate any international flight in March,” the airline’s spokesperson said. 

‘Let media do its job,’ says Editors Guild condems police ‘high-handedness’

The bureau chief of Hindu had alleged that the police had abused him and “held by his neck” in his car while he was on his way back home.

#Breaking Coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson tests positive

He is currently showing mild symptoms and will be self-isolating in Downing Street.

Clearer water, Cleaner air; Pollution drops amidst outbreak

Early results showed carbon monoxide, mainly from cars, had been reduced by nearly 50% compared with last year.

Adopt A Healthcare Worker, Here is how Australia is helping its healthcare workers

Australia has come up with an initiative to thank their health workers

Bear hunt brings joy to Canberra residents during hard times

The initiative inspired by the book Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is gaining popularity.

South Africa records first two Coronavirus deaths, cases breach 1000

“This morning, we South Africans wake up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak," read the statement. 

Coronavirus Outbreak; Tamil Nadu reports 6 new cases

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami to enforce the three-week national lockdown strictly.

“Belated Awakening”, Moscow shuts down cafes to fight Corona spread

The closures announced Thursday "are not a holiday, it is a serious measure to prevent COVID-19," the mayor said in a statement on his website.

China reports a local case after three days, clampdown on flights

The country also has reported 54 imported cases.

Corona Outbreak is stressful but mental health is important

Our cities might be locked down, and we might be isolated in homes, but it is important to talk and spread support and solidarity.  

Overnight renaming of campus road, When Savarkar sparked a fresh row in JNU

“We can never ever accept apologists and stooges of the British who undermined our secular fabric. Let’s respect those who gave us our constitution,” Aishee Ghosh tweeted along with the new picture from the site. 

An Immersive Future of live cinema, when Disney teams up with Secret Cinema

The company is known for mixing film with live music, art, theatre, and dance to create cinematic worlds that are open to exploration by the viewers. 

‘Meme-d’ ; When memes are used to cope with Coronavirus panic

Between coronavirus test and mask shortages, business and university closures, home quarantine and isolation wards and the media which at the moment is updating too much,  stressed individuals are in need of a distraction from the chaos and it seems most of them have found their resort and peace in online memes.

When Delhi police entered India Art Fair

Though the IAF management decided this year to turn their back at the turbulent political environment in the country, the artists, had found their own ways to express solidarity with the protesting crowd of Delhi. 

Feminism enters Indian Navy, SC allows permanent commission to Women

"Women can sail with the same efficiency as male officers and there should be no discrimination," the court observed.

Flu and sexism, Inside India’s Coronavirus inspired music

The line between creativity and insensitivity can be really, really thin. But it is common to mistake both as the same.

Coronavirus in the time of Social Media; How netizens are coping with the pandemic

WHO in a month's time has turned out to be one of the biggest social media influencers.

Acheiving Samrudhi; Lessons from Odisha

The government has already announced the agriculture budget of 2020-21 with an outlay of Rs 19,408 crores. 

Politicising a pandemic: How Italy’s far-right wing is worsening the crisis

Chinese people in Italy are being targeted, shamed and attacked as the paranoia over the virus is growing.

High Cigarette Tax: Who is benefitting?

“I propose to raise excise duty, by way of National Calamity Contingent Duty,” announced Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during Budget 2020. Smoking had never been the same. It pinches. 

Halt the Hate: Steep rise in crime against Christians between 2016-19

What is even more alarming is the impunity enjoyed by those propagating these crimes. They are often garlanded, celebrated and given seats in elections as a reward. 

China’s tale on US Army; When conspiracy theories spread faster than Coronavirus

Clearly, a global competition can be seen over owning the narrative of Covid-19, which is motivated by fear, hatred, and division.

1929-2020, Remembering Max von Sydow

Martin Scorsese – who directed him in 2011’s Shutter Island – remembers Von Sydow “as a consummate actor, with pride in his art and a dedication to his craft ”

A graffiti in Braille, India’s first

The class presentation project of Jadavpur University students is now the talk of the town.

Who the f*** you think you’re talking to?, Why did John Oliver slam Arnab...

India is repeatedly getting mentioned in John Oliver's popular show, last week tonight, all thanks to Narendra Modi and his die-hard fan Arnab Goswami. 

“Ab Toh Hum Bhi Krantikari”, When music redefines the grammar of protests

But what made the resistance music of these days different is also the fact that it wasn't confined to a single language or a single genre. From poetry recitations to Ghazals and hip-hop, it had a wider appeal.

Why won’t WHO call Coronavirus a pandemic?

It is more or less clear that classifying the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic is not a matter of if, but when.

#FeesMustFall: Why are students protesting at Pondicherry University?

Responding to the admin, the union posted on their social media handle, "The doors of the court open to the students too." 

BPCL: One step closer to privatisation, what it means for economy?

At a point when the economy of the country is at its worst in 6 years, what the Government must not forget is the fact that the equity that is being sold now is nothing but the capital invested by India’s taxpayers.

NRC: Why would Indian women be the worst affected?

NRC thus reflects the very inequality that is internalized within the nation. And thanks to patriarchy, women would be the worst affected. 

Twitter awards first ‘manipulated media’ label to Trump, What you need to know?

Though, Facebook and Twitter are trying to curb misinformation, the spread and popularity of these videos show how even clear warnings can fail in front of the social media empires build by those sharing them.

Shame Hoardings: How UP government is putting common lives in danger

He was however not done. Taking his vengeance one step further, he ordered to put up hoardings carrying the photographs and personal details of the protesters in the strategic traffic points in Lucknow. 

Saudi: Royal family members arrested for alleged coup, the story so far

It "sent a message to anyone in the royal family feeling disenfranchised: Stop grumbling and toe the line, because if Prince Ahmed can be arrested, any prince can and will be." 

From Crisis to Catastrophe: US Trade War, Iran and Corona Outbreak

The "maximum pressure strategy" is a cruel and inhuman tactic thrown at an already stigmatized country. It can never be a legitimate foreign policy tool, by any rationale. 

Fast growth, Quick fall : Story of Yes bank

While on one side the government is privatizing the banking sector and fails at regulating the private banks, Yes bank's story speak volumes about the nation's retrograde banking reforms.  

Accountability: Lessons from a pre-planned pogrom

The CM has already given up putting the blame on Centre who controls Delhi police, and home minister Amit Shah is maintaining his tactful, cunning silence. 

Jammu: The new dawn India promised

213 days since the lockdown, Kashmir has neither received the development that was promised nor the happiness that was talked about. Instead, reports suggest that Kashmir's tourism industry is facing a major set back since the bifurcation.

Dwindling freedom: India withers

The report had criticized the Modi government for distancing the country from the “founding commitment to pluralism and individual rights, without which democracy cannot long survive”.

Traders of the dead: Those who sold their soul in UN

The panelist also did not throw light on the demonstrations happening in Delhi, or brutal suppression of protests. They also did not utter a word about NPR or NRC which coupled with CAA can lead to the marginalization of India's Muslims, who form nearly 15 percent of the country's 1.3 billion population. 

Quit India: Students asked to leave

The decision of FRRO to deport students who had participated in the anti-CAA demonstrations speak volumes about free speech in the world's largest democracy. 

The friendship that should worry India

Jani is not just any staffer but the Muslim Outreach Coordinator of Biden. In that case, how can Joe Biden run a successful campaign against Trump's racism, islamophobia, and xenophobia? How can Biden be progressive at one hand but has fascist ties on the other?

The colossal corruption of AAM AADMI

As rightly said, he who does not oppose evil, commands it to be done. 

Politics of name changing, Jammu’s City Square would now be called ‘Bharat Mata Chowk’

Hyderabad was almost renamed Bhagyanagar. And thankfully BJP lost the elections. 

Protests over Delhi riots, Here is what happened at the parliament

Following commotion, both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned till 2pm.

“There’s no help on the horizon,” Arundhati Roy on Delhi Violence

She also said that we are in need of people who won't mind being unpopular, who are prepared to put themselves in danger, who is prepared, to tell the truth.

COVID-19, Death toll passes 3000, More countries affected

Meanwhile, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi dismissed the United State's offer of help.

Delhi pogrom: Ten questions Amit Shah should answer

Delhi: After two days of organized violence on Muslims that claimed 35 lives, a brittle quiet settled over parts of riot-hit northeast Delhi. Many grieving family members are waiting outside hospitals to receive the body...

When Hindu terrorists deploy children for riot

Delhi: The organized attack against the Muslims in Delhi is continuing for the fourth day. 21 people are reported to be killed. Reports from the ground suggest that the count could be even more.Mosques were...

India crawling: Hindu terrorism burns down mosques

The mob was seen shouting “Jai Shri Ram” and “Hinduon ka Hindustan” as they paraded around the burning mosque in celebration, and a Hanuman flag was placed on the minaret of the masjid.

‘A new day’: Weinstein convicted, Here is how the scandal unfolded

 "He was a Jekyll and Hyde," one of the accusers said. “If he heard the word ‘no’, it was like a trigger for him.”

Shaheen Bagh: SC interlocutor submits report, Who is to blame for the blockade?

New Delhi: Wajahat Habibullah who has been asked to assist the SC appointed interlocutors in the Shaheen bagh mediation, filed an affidavit yesterday in the Supreme Court,which stated that the anti-CAA protests there are peaceful.Last...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Toll in China rises to 2952; The story so far

Italy, one of the worst hit in Europe, imposed stringent measures and draconian rules including fines on people caught leaving or entering virus-affected areas

US President lands in Ahmedabad with #GoBackTrump trending on Twitter

14 million dollars have been spent in 'modi'fying Ahmedabad alone to entertain Trump for 36 hours.

‘Pakistan Zindabad’: Five times India’s fragile national ego was hurt

It is till date unclear as to what provoked the MP police? But there are reasons enough to believe that the thumping 180 runs victory of Pakistan over India, surely added fuel to this fire.  

“We are thankful, now roll back this act,” Shaheen Bagh Protesters to Supreme Court

Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors' attempt to shift the protesters from Shaheen Bagh turned out to be futile, yet again. Senior lawyer Sadhna Ramachandran along with Sanjay Hegde visited Shaheen Bagh on Thursday to interact with...

AMU Teachers Association Condemns Adityanath’s Remarks, Writes to President

Uttar Pradesh: Condemning the remark made by Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath regarding AMU students “intending to burn down Aligarh city,” AMU teacher's association wrote to President Ramnath Kovind. The letter urges the President to expunge...

Bhima Koegaon: Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha denied anticipatory bails

Mumbai: Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant anticipatory bails to Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde in the Bhima Koregaon case. The court, however, extended the interim protection from arrest granted to them for a...

Coronavirus outbreak: Centre not taking threat seriously accuses Rahul Gandhi

The virus which is said to be originated from the seafood market of Wuhan in China has already claimed 1,113 lives. 44,653 people are said to be affected with the virus.

A defeat of “ego, arrogance”; Shiv Sena slams BJP’s poll debacle

Delhi: Shiv Sena, the erstwhile ally of the Bharathiya Janatha Party called BJP’s poll debacle a defeat of “ego, and arrogance." Commenting on the recent Delhi elections via an editorial piece in Saamana,  the Thackeray-led...

Other routes to Shaheen Bagh intentionally blocked, Chandrashekhar Azad moves plea in SC

Delhi: Seeking an intervention in the petition filed before the Supreme Court concerning the removal of anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh, Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Azad and former CIC Wajahat Habibullah filed a plea...

‘Gangothri of Terrorists’; Union Minister Giriraj Singh Surfaces with Provocative Comments

Uttar Pradesh: Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh slammed the anti-CAA protesters yet again with his comment on an Islamic Seminary in Deoband. Addressing media in Saharanpur, the minister said that Darul...

Art of Silencing Dissent; The Politics of Sedition

While there are no cases filed against ministers and politicians, who had incited violence, like Anurag Thakur who had raised slogans like 'shoot the protestors', thousands who are on the streets defending their right to live are being targeted. 

From Last Hope to Lost Hope; Anatomy of a Judgement

There is an organized official attempt to trigger an environment of fear and insecurity among Indian Muslims. In between, with such judgments, the prospects for convincing the justices of the divisive strategies of the state seem bleak. If the people lose faith in the judiciary, particularly, the Supreme Court, there is nothing much to look forward to, in a  democracy. 

Armed Man Enters Shaheen Bagh, Caught by Protesters

A twitter account associated with the Shaheen Bagh protest site tweeted, "armed anti-social elements have entered the protest area. Infiltrators have been caught and neutralized, and the situation is back to normal," it added.

#Breaking: Wuhan Virus; List of students Stuck in China

Wuhan: Amidst lockdown in Wuhan city, 86 Indian students of Three Gorges University in Yichang City are stuck with nowhere to go. The students have sought help from the Indian embassy to fly them back...

#Breaking News: 86 Indian Students Locked Down in China, Sought Embassy Help

"56 cases have been reported from this area alone. We are scared. We need immediate help," the students said. 

#Breaking: Coronavirus; Malayali Students Stuck in China Seek Help

Wuhan: Amidst lockdown in Wuhan city,  a few Malayali students of Three Gorges University in Yichang City are stuck with nowhere to go. Close to 86 Indian students who are stuck in the university have sought...

RBI Includes NPR in KYC Papers, Tamil Nadu Village Responds by Emptying Bank Accounts

Since December 13, India has been witnessing relentless voices of dissent against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The CAA-NRC-NPR has been welcomed with fear and insecurity and had triggered never-ending demonstrations and marches. The decision of the central government was clearly seen as an organized attempt to create an environment of panic. And this incident that happened at Kayalpattanam, a village in Tamil Nadu shows exactly how people view this recent exercise. 

ABVP Terrorists Attack JNU; Live Updates

Close to 50 ABVP members who wore masks barged into the hostels in JNU had beaten up students and faculties, in response to the on-going protests.

FTII Protests JNU Violence

They held a demonstration outside the gate of the premier film institute, holding banners with the message "FTII stands with JNU, condemns the violence of ABVP Goons".

Police should immediately stop violence, restore peace, says Kejriwal

"How will the country progress if our students will not be safe inside university campus?" he asked.