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India is learning to live with Covid-19

As the world’s most extensive and arguably strictest lockdown completes 50 days, India remains in double mind: there are good arguments for and against extending the movement restrictions. The preference seems to be for a step-by-step, calib

Mumbai medicos flag area of concern

In a letter to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, Association of Medical Consultants (AMC) Mumbai, a body of specialist doctors in Mumbai, has said that unless the government controls the spread Covid-19, the healthcare infrastructure will be furthe

Maharashtra coop societies to hold virtual meets

In line with various notifications by the department of cooperation during the Covid-19 pandemic to maintain social distancing in cooperative societies the Commissioner, Co-operation and Registrar, Co-operative Societies, Maharashtra has ordered c

Uddhav assures migrant workers of all help

As Maharashtra leads the country in the number of Covid-19 infections with the financial capital Mumbai remaining the most affected city, the state government has replaced the high-profile municipal commissioner of the city, while also hinting tha

Covid-19: Maharashtra, Gujarat under scanner

As India battles Covid-19, the centre is placing under scanner the two western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat which have an unusually high number of infections. Health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has held a meeting with Nitinbhai Patel, deputy c

India extends lockdown for two more weeks

Aiming to stop the spread of coronavirus, the central government has decided to further extend the lockdown, scheduled to end on May 3, for two more weeks. After a comprehensive review, and in view of the lockdown measures having le

No open and shut case: Rajan on exit options

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has cautioned that after opening up if you are forced to shut down it would that be devastating for economic activity as it would create a trust deficit. It would diminish credibility. “We h

Say no to commercial baby foods in Covid-19 ration support

Taking note of many cases of distribution of commercial baby foods as part of Covid-19 pandemic ration support, the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) has raised an alarm and said that free distribution or donation of baby foods for c

Maharashtra to provide free test, treatment to Covid-19 patients

The Maharashtra government will provide free testing, treatment and meals to Covid-19 patients in civic and state government-run hospitals in the state.   With the number of Covid-19 cases increasing by the day in Maharashtra an

COVID-19 lockdown: PM, CMs discuss exit, extension options

As India entered the last week of the extended lockdown to counter Covid-19, prime minister Narendra Modi and his key cabinet colleagues held a video conference with the state chief ministers Monday to gauge the effectiveness of movement restricti

People are leading battle against Corona: Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi has hailed India’s fight against Covid-19 as people-driven, and also urged people to use the occasion as an opportunity to look at our lives with a fresh perspective. “India’s fight aga

Allow wine shops, small hotels to open: Raj Thackeray

As the lockdown to halt the spread of Covid-19 continues into its second month, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray believes it’s high time some relief is granted, with precautions, so that the state can start earning revenues

Streets are locked down, not hearts: A story of hope and humanity from Kashmir

When Javed Sheikh and his mother Khadija set out from Mumbai for a week-long trip of Kashmir, they could not have imagined it would turn out to be much longer than a week, and they would have a glimpse of much more than the tourist spots of the va

Covid-19: Tensions remain amid new relaxations

India on Monday began relaxing some of the movement restrictions in place since the lockdown began on March 24 in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, mostly in safe areas outside the containment zones, even as the number of those infected continued

Observing Ramazan in the time of Covid-19

With Ramzaan expected to begin from April 24-25, when the Muslim community will observe dawn-to-dusk fast for the month, Muslim scholars and imams of masjids across India have come out with guidelines for the community in line with the government&

Lockdown is not lockup, don’t worry: Thackeray

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has assured the large number of migrant labourers who are getting anxious to return to their homes that the fight against the Covid-19 virus is being fought together, and they have no reason to worry as

Lockdown in India extended till May 3

As the 21-day lockdown comes to an end on Tuesday, prime minister Narendra Modi announced that the restrictions meant to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus were now extended till May 3, following consultations with various stakeholders includin

Fighting Covid-19: How Odisha continues to set precedents

Less than a year ago, Odisha, one of the poorest states in India, had shown the world how preparedness and efficient management could minimize human casualties. Before the category 4, severe tropical cyclone ‘Fani’ hit this eastern coa

For civic bodies fighting COVID-19, this app is one-point ready reckoner

As the centre and states grapple to contain Novel Coronavirus pandemic on war footing, the urban local bodies are in a rush to stem the disease. The administration is challenged for timely opportunity and implementation measurers. To help the muni

In times of Corona, think twice before forwarding soc media posts

Amid exceptional circumstances of COVID-19 outbreak and the 21-day nationwide lockdown, authorities are trying to discourage spread of rumours and misinformation through social media. Maharashtra Cyber Police came out with an advis



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