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March 31, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Assam On Edge

March 31, 2020 1:24:33 am

This is the front page of The Indian Express published on March 31, 1980.

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Lock, don’t shut

March 31, 2020 1:14:18 am

Economy is a living machine — cannot be simply turned off and on. Even in lockdown, it needs to be kept alive.

Winning the legal argument, China has learnt from history of great power relations

March 31, 2020 12:32:41 pm

The case for China’s culpability is based on the principles of state responsibility and Beijing’s alleged failure to respect the obligation, under the 2005 International Health Regulations, to notify the world on the outbreak of the epidemic.

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Corona-anxiety

March 31, 2020 12:17:39 am

It is imperative that the battle on the mental health front is integrated into the war against COVID-19.

Artist, architect, creative visionary: Satish Gujral leaves behind a sterling legacy

March 31, 2020 11:32:31 am

Even as his location in art history now demands more critical attention, Gujral’s originality marked what the critic Charles Fabri described as “genius” in the early 1950s.

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It’s ok, raise a toast

March 31, 2020 12:05:36 am

As governments everywhere lock down, at least two progressive administrations are helping citizens keep up their spirits.

Migrant workers distrust a state that does not take them into account

March 31, 2020 10:43:49 am

Invisible, largely, in the Census and in national sample surveys — and consequently to administrators — field studies have consistently claimed short-term labour mobility in India was significant.

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Let’s make a system commitment to first give frontline health workers an ‘inviolable armor’

March 30, 2020 1:00:24 pm

In short, the ‘sword of Damocles’ hangs on the head of the healthcare worker as he prepares to fight in the frontlines against the COVID19 onslaught. These critical frontline workers are also experiencing extreme personal anxiety.

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The Post-Covid World

March 30, 2020 12:30:31 pm

What the threat of contagion is going to do to how we socialise

March 30, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Bengal Clashes

March 30, 2020 1:00:38 am

This is the front page of The Indian Express published on March 30, 1980.

Rope in civil society to ease supply of food

March 30, 2020 9:39:45 am

Retail distribution lines need to be seamlessly linked to wholesale supply lines.

Cancellation of Olympics, quarantine, are not easy. But they are necessary.

March 30, 2020 9:39:54 am

It is important for everyone to be patient. In these grim times, medals will be the last things on the minds of sportspersons.

Amid lockdown, we need action plan to manage our agriculture, livestock sectors

March 30, 2020 9:18:32 am

The government must start planning now to prevent post-lockdown chaos, especially profiteering in the event of shortages. Smooth recovery from the lockdown is as important as managing supplies during the lockdown.

Coronavirus pandemic: How to meet rural challenge

March 30, 2020 9:45:40 am

Disruption in economic activities in urban areas has pushed migrant labourers back to their villages. This calls for a strategy for new hotspots.

Keeping poor safe in lockdown is state responsibility, not an act of charity

March 30, 2020 11:12:43 pm

Leaving migrant workers to fend for themselves and forcing them to return to their villages will only enable the spread of coronavirus. In this regard, a clear distinction in the provision of aid for the urban and the rural poor must be made so that resources are better allocated amongst the poor.

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Essential protection

March 30, 2020 12:26:17 am

There is urgent need to ensure that those keeping supply chains of essential items running are protected against COVID-19.

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Careless talk

March 30, 2020 12:22:17 am

War on COVID-19 is infringing on citizens’ right to privacy — without adding significantly to the effort.

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Out of my mind: Amidst lockdown, poor need karuna

March 29, 2020 10:43:23 am

The poor cannot afford social distancing. If they cannot work in the metros, they have to flee to their rural homes.

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A prescription for action: Nine steps after the next 21 days

March 29, 2020 2:34:02 pm

Even if lockdown flattens the curve, COVID-19 will spread. Looking at migrants on the road, let’s expect a mess — and plan for it, write Nobel Laureate economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo

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Unpreparedness has been the hallmark of Modi government since the first Covid-19 case

March 29, 2020 9:36:40 am

Not only was the country not prepared for a nationwide lockdown, even the Central government was unprepared. How can one otherwise explain the fact that the Economic Task Force announced by the PM on March 19 has not been constituted so far?

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