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Urjit Patel writes | Managing COVID: A task well-begun

April 6, 2020 7:39:42 am

It isn’t possible for India to replicate what developed countries have done, writes ex-RBI Governor as he flags key issues: more testing, the ‘bipolar’ economic policy and the banking challenge.

Pandemic and prejudice

April 6, 2020 3:21:53 am

Growing up in India with a Chinese mother hasn’t been easy. Covid makes it worse.

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Bad old ways

April 6, 2020 3:11:05 am

Acquittal of Omar Sheikh by court is more proof that Pakistan continues to play dangerous games with militancy, terrorism.

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Securing frontlines

April 6, 2020 3:01:02 am

Even as India ramps up production of medical gear, it must add its voice to call for global cooperation on the matter.

In Good Faith: Virus And I

April 6, 2020 3:01:00 am

It is asking us to open the box of our inner lives.

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Lockdown trade-offs

April 6, 2020 3:00:59 am

How Covid-19 is reordering the world of work.

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Let no one go hungry

April 6, 2020 1:21:56 am

Utilise FCI stock for those who have ration cards and those who don’t, provide food to urban poor.

April 6, 1980, Forty Years Ago: AFSPA In Assam

April 6, 2020 1:11:44 am

This is the front page of The Indian Express published on April 6, 1980.

Oil in a post-Covid world

April 6, 2020 12:05:48 am

Behaviours will shift, uncertainties will deepen. India should build strategic reserves, use alternatives like natural gas and increase efficiency of its oil companies.

President Xi Jinping cared more for his reputation than to admit a crisis

April 5, 2020 8:04:57 am

Without exception, every leader has been caught unprepared. China took days to realise and then publicly admit that Wuhan had coronavirus infection.

What makes injustice to migrant workers more acute is the fact that many of them are Dalits

April 5, 2020 10:55:09 pm

Unlike China and South Korea, India had the advantage of time and lessons from other countries to prepare. But, even as the pandemic was building up, it was caught up in the machinations in Madhya Pradesh.

Indian Railways asks zones to plan phase-wise restoration of services

It was 1974 total strike of Railways that first showed India what life was without trains

April 5, 2020 12:36:39 pm

For the country’s Railway system, described with the beaten-to-death cliché “Lifeline of India”, shutting itself down indefinitely and directing its vast machinery to keep only the essentials running required just a flipping back of a few pages.

Across the Aisle: Now, everyone is in prison

Not all wealth commanded by richest country of the world seems to be of any use

April 5, 2020 12:38:27 pm

P Chidambaram writes: Will humanity ultimately triumph over the epidemic? The tallest living Tamil poet, Mr Vairamuthu, thinks so, and has penned a beautiful poem on coronavirus

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It is very important to stop the virus from spreading exponentially, but is this even possible?

April 5, 2020 8:55:48 am

Tavleen Singh writes: We thanked our frontline corona warriors in advance on the day of the Janata Curfew by ringing bells and banging our ‘thalis’ but can we now ensure that they have the protective equipment they desperately need?

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A father’s letter in the times of coronavirus: And then… the world stopped…

April 4, 2020 2:56:48 pm

When we could no longer venture out, many of us began a journey inwards. We realised how little we really need and how beautifully simple joy was.

Centre must use resources, skills of states, Opposition in battle against COVID-19

April 4, 2020 7:24:02 am

The prime minister has not sought to involve or invite the Opposition, led by the Congress, which has a rich body of expertise and leadership to assist in times like these.

Man versus Microbe

Man versus microbe: Coronavirus seems to have upper hand for now

April 4, 2020 9:35:05 am

The first step in dealing with any new viral outbreak is to be able to accurately test, detect and track the spread of the virus, and isolate the infected persons to stop further spread.

Lives and livelihoods

Success of lockdown will depend on implementation

April 4, 2020 7:27:49 am

In the lockdown, only those in regular employment — less than 10 per cent of the labour force — will continue to receive their incomes.

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Opening the lock

April 4, 2020 12:21:40 am

It will need a clear set of transparent plans and fallbacks. States should hold the key.

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States at centre

April 4, 2020 12:18:17 am

Centre must urgently clear its dues to states, allow them to borrow more to tide over crisis.