Farmers have wholeheartedly voted for the PM twice; it is the time he reciprocated the feelings and returned the favour. Every season has an end for a harvest to begin.
PB Mehta writes: India has never understood that health expenditure is not expenditure; it is investment. The success of the lockdown strategy is premised on an unprecedentedly vigorous building up of health infrastructure to fight the pandemic.
The Rajya Sabha endorsed the dissolution of nine state assemblies after the Opposition staged a walk-out protesting against the “anti-democratic and disgraceful” proclamations that led to the dismissal of nine non-Congress-I state governments.
RBI announces much-needed measures, signals welcome readiness to use conventional and unconventional tools
States need to step up coordination, set up helplines, to reach relief and succour to migrant workers. There is no time to lose
Satish Gujral, who worked across disciplines, was a distinguished presence in India’s art scene
Team India is in this together. The prime minister must ensure our states have the resources to fight, and overcome, COVID-19.
In confronting coronavirus, India’s first moves have been right, but much will depend on follow-up. We could learn from South Korea.
Harsh Mander writes: The Indian government found it fit to charter planes with medical staff to fly in migrants from other countries. But it felt no responsibility at all to the millions of migrants stranded without work and food in every corner of the country.
Asterix and Obelix are no conquerors. They resist conquests. They would have coped with today’s lockdown more than the footloose Tintin and Captain Haddock, who would have sworn his head off.
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi told the Lok Sabha that the majority of Assam students “want a settlement” but some other forces were advising them against it.
Finance Minister’s package to deal with corona fallout can be only a beginning, will need to be reviewed as situation changes
In this threat is also an opportunity for the world — to make handwashing with soap the default behaviour and a key public health objective, even after the threat of the virus is behind us.
Olympics must wait as the virus draws the world into a bigger game
Attack on gurdwara underlines that the US-Taliban deal has brought Afghanistan no respite
“Social distancing” is what the PM emphasised for all Indians, and the “Janata curfew” was an extraordinary communication and implementation strategy.
The most important of all takeaways from the coronavirus pandemic is abstinence from the overexploitation of natural resources. We have shut ourselves indoors for a period that we never previously thought was even imaginable, forget being possible.
The dignity of the Law is not a matter of concern merely to judges — though I believe it should be a matter of concern to them, too.
Governments should mind the health of their own economies. Thereby, they will improve the health of the global economy too.
People must understand that the one-day Janata curfew was the precursor to a minimum 21-day-long nation-wide quarantine, which was announced by the PM on Tuesday evening.
All the shows which have returned to the small screen during lockdown