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Episode 720 January 31, 2020

EC on Anurag Thakur, Kunal Kamra’s flight bans and India’s 1st Coronavirus case

Yesterday, the Election Commission imposed a 72-hour campaigning ban on Union Minister Anurag Thakur and a 96-hour ban on MP Parvesh Verma, after removing them from the list of BJP’s star campaigners a day before, for violating the model code of conduct. In the first segment, Ritika Chopra explains what led to this move and how it will impact their ability to campaign later. Next, Tabassum Barnagarwala and Pranav Mukul talk about what led to comedian Kunal Kamra’s flight bans and how India’s no-fly list works. And last, we talk about India’s first case of Coronavirus case and what the government is doing to evacuate Indians from the Hubei province in China.

Further listening: How India is preparing as the novel Coronavirus spreads across countries


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EC on Anurag Thakur, Kunal Kamra’s flight bans and India’s 1st Coronavirus caseYesterday, the Election Commission imposed a 72-hour campaigning ban on Union Minister Anurag Thakur and a 96-hour ban on MP Parvesh Verma, after removing them from the list of BJP's star campaigners a day before, for violating the model code of conduct. In the first segment, Ritika Chopra explains what led to this move and how it will impact their ability to campaign later. Next, Tabassum Barnagarwala and Pranav Mukul talk about what led to comedian Kunal Kamra's flight bans and how India’s no-fly list works. And last, we talk about India's first case of Coronavirus case and what the government is doing to evacuate Indians from the Hubei province in China. Further listening: How India is preparing as the novel Coronavirus spreads across countries You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.