Mar 2020

March /
Tuesday
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There’s Always Tomorrow

A mosque in Nizamuddin held an event earlier this month, and is now linked to multiple cases and deaths. And it is the target of a new hotspot-driven strategy of containment.

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March /
Monday
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No Way Home

Lakhs of panic-stricken migrant workers scrambled to go home over the weekend—triggering scenes of chaos and violence across the nation

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March /
Friday
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A Helping Hand

The Finance Minister finally announced a Rs 1.7 trillion economic package but experts aren’t convinced it does enough to either aid the poor or avert broader economic havoc.

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March /
Thursday
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Running On Empty

An overzealous police force is endangering the supply of essential goods across the country. The government has finally intervened—but will it save out online deliveries?

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March /
Wednesday
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Mixed Messages

PM Modi addressed the nation for the second time in a week—but this time sent many Indians into a state of instant panic. The FM announced a host of extended deadlines and reduced penalties but no real bailout.

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March /
Tuesday
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Hum Tum Ek Kamare Mein Band Ho...

That one-day ‘janta curfew’ has now turned into a longer lockdown—a measure that feels sudden and extreme but is—as the data shows—extremely necessary.

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March /
Monday
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The New Normal

As the number of cases continue to soar, the world is hunkering down for a long fight, and so is India.

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March /
Friday
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Bhaiyon aur Behenon...

The PM finally spoke on coronavirus. His speech was big on empathy and explanation, but short on any major policy announcement. Also: the latest scientific gyaan on the pandemic is a mixed bag of good and bad news.

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March /
Thursday
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All Things Being (Un)Equal

The coronavirus did not create inequality, but the pandemic has certainly brought it in focus. Here are the many ways that class, income and geography are becoming a key factor determining who is safe and who is not.

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March /
Wednesday
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Flying Into Trouble

There is some good news for Indians, but it’s all bad news if they happen to be scrambling to fly back home.

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March /
Tuesday
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Homeward Bound!

With social distancing becoming the new ‘coronavirus normal’, many parts of the world hunkered down at home—with varying success.

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March /
Monday
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Testing Times

Now that the world has embraced the reality of a pandemic, there is a fierce debate over how we count cases, and how to deal with an outbreak.

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March /
Friday
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Pan(dem)ic Stations

Italy’s death count soars, while India records its first fatality. Stock markets around the world experienced the panic in pandemic. And the virus broke many a sports fan’s heart.

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March /
Thursday
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Dropping the P-Bomb

The World Health Organisation used the P-word—as in pandemic—to describe the global coronavirus outbreak. And the very first consequence: India has shut its borders.

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March /
Wednesday
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Why Me???

While China seems to have finally turned the corner, the coronavirus is spreading faster than ever in two distant and very different nations: Iran and Italy.

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March /
Monday
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King Fear

A ruling in an English court has blown the lid off the emir of Dubai’s reign of household terror. The details tell a tale of a monstrous king, a renegade queen and his imprisoned daughters

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March /
Friday
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Mar 6

Yet another big Indian bank is in trouble. The now ironically named Yes Bank will be saying a big fat ‘no’ to its account holders, all thanks to the Reserve Bank of India.

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March /
Friday
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When Yes Means No

Yet another big Indian bank is in trouble. The now ironically named YES Bank will be saying a big fat ‘no’ to its account holders’—all thanks to the Reserve Bank of India.

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March /
Thursday
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Made in China

A recent investigative report shows that 83 of the biggest brands are supplied by Chinese factories linked to the brutal repression of Uighur Muslims

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March /
Wednesday
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Out, damned spot!

The relentless deluge of virus-related news continues unabated. Here’s our round-up of Day #forever of the viral outbreak.

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March /
Tuesday
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You Gimme Fever!

There is no respite for the virus-weary. The latest global death toll is 3000-plus, and 88,000 cases have been detected—including two new ones in India.

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March /
Monday
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Peace Out!

Nearly 20 years after the 9/11 attacks, the US struck a peace deal with those who aided its masterminds. And no one is happy about it… except the Taliban.

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