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Friday, June 05, 2020

Ravish Tiwari


Piyush Goyal: ‘Will achieve $5 trillion economy… won’t let Covid affect resolve’
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

The talk about trains getting lost is complete falsehood. Obviously no train gets lost. When congestion on routes became too much, we diverted only 71 trains. We have run 4,040 trains. I monitor them thrice a day.

ExplainSpeaking: Lockdown all but lifted, it’s up to individuals and companies now
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

You can expect the full potential of the relaxations to be utilised only by the end of the week, as the announcements came over the weekend, and firms will look for state-specific tweaks to finalise their plans.

Over 250 trains wasted, states couldn’t get passengers, says Piyush Goyal
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

An analysis of records from several sources by The Indian Express Sunday showed that of the 3,740 Shramik trains that ran since May 1, about 40 per cent were recorded as late.

First year of Modi 2.0: Political capital spent on ideological agenda, post-Covid road is long haul
Sat, May 30, 2020

The crippling effect of Covid-19 on the economy will create challenges that will make new demands of the government’s political capital over the next four years.

ExplainSpeaking: Watch for signals at airports and rail stations, and at the LAC
Wed, May 27, 2020

The intrusions by China at three places on the LAC will test the nerves of India's strategic and diplomatic community.

Last 10 days, positivity curve begins to steepen
Mon, May 25, 2020

The latest trends come as India ramps up testing from under 30,000 daily in mid-April to over 1 lakh tests now. More than 6000 new cases have been reported for the last four days in a row.

Nitin Gadkari: I am confident migrant labourers will return but we need to create confidence in their minds
Sun, May 24, 2020

In an e-Adda hosted by The Indian Express, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road, Transport & Highways and MSME, spoke on clearance of dues to MSMEs, how to get demand back in the market and restarting industry.

ExplainSpeaking: India’s Covid-19 response shifts to states
Thu, May 21, 2020

To begin with, this will be reflected in the state-specific lockdown guidelines that will be issued by today or in the coming days.

Now, states get a greater say—and ownership
Mon, May 18, 2020

Unlike the previous phases, the guidelines for Lockdown 4.0 don’t get into the minute details of activities that were earlier laid down by the Home Ministry

ExplainSpeaking: The unlockdown die has been cast. Its contours will be visible this week
Tue, May 12, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The 50 days of lockdown have provided a better understanding of the geographical spread and concentration of the pandemic in the areas that need more focused attention.

Step up activities in a calibrated way, CMs likely to tell PM Modi today
Mon, May 11, 2020

In a meeting on Sunday that has set the stage for Monday’s discussions, state chief secretaries called for a calibrated stepping up of economic activities in a video conference with the cabinet secretary.

A week into relaxed lockdown, Centre stays on course to open
Sun, May 10, 2020

As cases rise, govt revises norms, from treatment to labour laws

‘The dream is to have zero cases but we’ll have to live with COVID-19 for quite some time’
Sun, May 10, 2020

In an e-Adda hosted by The Indian Express, Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), who is part of the core team monitoring the pandemic in India, spoke on what the lockdown has achieved, how we cannot lower our guard and learning to live with the virus

ExplainSpeaking: The big decision on the unlockdown, its scope and reach
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

The PM-CMs meeting will give broad indications of the future course of action, but the details may be announced later in the week after considering the latest epidemiological data. A new push to bridge shortfalls at various levels is likely to begin in this week, irrespective of the decision on the lockdown.

ExplainSpeaking: Covid-19 cases are still growing slowly, but this week is crucial
Tue, Apr 21, 2020

A weekly newsletter that will give you a heads-up on the Covid-19 headlines this week — and explain what lies between them.

PM Modi extends lockdown, hints at easing of restrictions with a rider post April 20
Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not reveal an economic plan or package for the country despite repeated pleas from chief ministers for urgent measures that could help states tide over the current gloom.

Coronavirus outbreak: Almost 1 in 2 districts hit by virus, exit from lockdown to be tricky
Mon, Apr 13, 2020

There is a sense in the government that giving states more room may not actually make a big difference on the ground as no state, at this point, can afford to opt for a “thoughtless” relaxation and then bear the burden of a spike in cases.

Extending coronavirus lockdown: Odisha leads the way
Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Shut until April 30, Odisha wants no rail or air; draws contours of roadmap for others.

Easing lockdown, how, when, where: Ministers explore steps post-April 14
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

The committee met for the third time on friday and is likely to meet early next week again. It is learnt that the group may be in a position to make up its mind only after looking at the corona numbers — rate of growth of new cases, extent of the spread — by April 10.

The socialist who returned home: Beni Prasad Verma
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Former Union Minister and senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Beni Prasad Verma (79) died at a private hospital in Lucknow on Friday. Verma, a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh, had been ailing for some time.