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Month March 2020

CJI Urged to Change SC Orders on Teltumbde, Navlakha Amid COVID-19

More than 4000 public intellectuals, civil rights activists and organisations, including Noam Chomsky, Prakash Ambedkar, Gayatri Spivak, Ramchandra Guha, and Arundhati Roy, as well as retired judges Kolse Patil and PB Sawant, have signed a petition to Chief Justice of… Continue Reading →

Don’t call us corona. The virus can’t be an excuse to be racist

ANGELLICA ARIBAM As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread, reports of racial attacks on Chinese and other South-East Asian people across the world are becoming rampant. In India too, there has been a surge in racism against people hailing from… Continue Reading →

‘Humor is healing’: Laughter soothes nerves during COVID-19 trauma

Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans are employing humor as a balm to soothe nerves during the coronavirus pandemic, flocking to new Instagram stars like Quentin Quarantino and sharing Facebook memes about taking off bras and pants and putting… Continue Reading →

Man dies after walking 200 kms to Agra from Delhi- Covid-19 lockdown:

Arvind Chauhan | TNN | Updated: Mar 28, 2020, 20:55 IST Ranveer SinghAGRA: A 39-year-old man, who worked as home delivery boy for a private restaurant in the national capital and was father of three, died in Agra after walking for… Continue Reading →

Agriculture-Farming and allied activities exempted from Lockdown

Availability of foodgrains to be ensured, harvesting to continue uninterrupted Union Agriculture Minister Shri Tomar expresses gratitude to PM & Home Minister Central Govt shares farmers’ concerns, Union Home Ministry issues amendment to Guidelines issued under Disaster Management Act Posted… Continue Reading →

Over 10% with Serious Respiratory Illness Test Positive for Covid-19, Most Had No Overseas Travel History

Of 110 such patients tested, 12 were found positive for coronavirus, but ICMR says the cases are not widespread to conclude community transmission. Nikhil Ghanekar | News18.com@nghanekarUpdated:March 28, 2020, 10:05 PM IST New Delhi: In what could be the first signal of community… Continue Reading →

The Corona of Misogyny: What kind of man wishes rape on women who oppose death penalty for rapists?

IndiaAnna MM Vetticad Mar 28, 2020 Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of graphic threats of sexual violence. *** No crisis, it seems, can stem the flow of hate on online networking platforms — or in the real world, for that… Continue Reading →

Leaks, WhatsApp Rumours Add to Quarantine Blues

In the absence of a prescribed protocols around quarantining, concerns surface about stigmatisation and breach of privacy Prerna Katiyar & Venkat Anant Priyaji, a primary school teacher who lives in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar neighbourhood, is active on her society Whatsapp… Continue Reading →

India – Open the Godowns Now!

The finance minister’s Covid-19 relief package is helpful, but there are gaping holes in it Jean Drèze Even as the novel coronavirus continues to spread, a humanitarian crisis is looming over India. Just think about, say, landless agricultural labourers (there… Continue Reading →

India – Right to Food Campaign’s COVID-19 relief response

After three days of the nation-wide lockdown, the Finance Minister yesterday announced an economic package aimed at providing some relief and social security to the poor and informal sector workers whose livelihoods have been affected as a result of the… Continue Reading →

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