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UNDER ITS NEW LEADER, LABOUR PARTY IS ABOUT TO ABANDON LEFTISM

SIDELINED CORBYN’S VISION SEES LIGHT OF DAY IN CORONA-CORNERED UK
Author: Arun Srivastava - Published 07-04-2020 08:59 GMT-0000
An admirer of Harold Wilson, the newly elected Labour leader Keir Starmer is nevertheless determined to carve out his own niche in UK and Labour politics. But one thing is certain that Starmer who is known to follow the middle path, cannot leave his impact without following the political line of Jeremy Corbyn, the outgoing Labour leader.

US SURPASSES CHINA IN FACING BRUNT OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

AMERICANS SHOCKED AS NEW YORK IS A NEW EPICENTRE OF COVID-19
Author: Harihar Swarup - Published 04-04-2020 10:01 GMT-0000
Crisis faced by India’s hundreds of thousands of migrant workers has shown that the Union government’s centralized command-and-control approach of managing the coronavirus pandemic (Covid 19) will not work. Recent steps, from the poorly planned lockout to the decision to shut down borders without consulting the states and use the high-handed approach to control people’s movements, rather developing systems to check and test at a massive scale to contain the spread of the virus, have caused terrible hardships for India’s teeming poor.

MENTAL HEALTH OF QUARANTINED INDIANS NEEDS ATTENTION

WITHOUT SOCIAL CONTACT, EMOTIONAL ANXIETY TO SHOOT UP
Author: Arun Srivastava - Published 03-04-2020 10:00 GMT-0000
The fear of the unknown is most terrifying. It turns more acute when one is not sure what lies ahead and is not in the position to comprehend how many ways one should try to perceive an outcome. The same situation has arisen in the wake of imposition of lockdown to counter the spread of the disease.

CORONAVIRUS AND CAPITALIST CRISIS: DECODING STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE

THE SOCIALIST MOMENT ARISES ONCE CAPITALISM’S FAILURES BECOME CLEAR
Author: Joe Sims - Published 30-03-2020 10:25 GMT-0000
In a new and dangerous twist to the coronavirus crisis, Donald Trump is now calling for an end to social distancing perhaps as early as Easter. His goal is to restart the economy and avoid the worst impact of the coming recession.

COVID 19: DEMOCRACY COULD HAVE SAVED CHINA, AND THE WORLD

AMID PANDEMIC, AUTHORITARIANSIM STRENGTHENS ITS GRIP GLOBALLY
Author: Amulya Ganguli - Published 30-03-2020 10:15 GMT-0000
After Deng Xiaoping launched his four modernizations drive in the 1970s related to agriculture, industry, defence and science and technology to extricate China from Mao Zedong’s personalized ideological straitjacket, a pro-democracy activist, Wei Jingsheng, put up a poster on the so-called “democracy wall” in Beijing, calling for the democratization of China. He called it the “fifth modernization”. According to him, “the only form of modernization worth having should bring democracy and freedom”. He was arrested and spent 18 years in jail before being deported to the US.

COVID-19 AFTERMATH: WORLD POISED TO EMBRACE DE-GLOBALIZATION

CORONA CRISIS WILL BOOST ECONOMIC NATIONALISM AS BORDERS HARDEN
Author: Mriganka M Bhowmick - Published 30-03-2020 09:31 GMT-0000
It is not the time to get worried by pondering over the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Rather, it would be more prudent to accept the reality and chart out a new economic and business strategy based on the possible outcomes of the pandemic. Without much ado, it can be said that world has entered into a recession and it may leap towards a depression stage too. Evidently businesses and nations will take corrective measures to safe guard its own interests keeping view of its short and medium term economic health. Long term strategy discussion is of no use as the corona disaster is emerging and evolving everyday making economic forecast next to impossible.

MANY HURDLES TO POST US-TALIBAN TREATY TRANSITION IN AFGHANISTAN

RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS IN KABUL SHOW PEACE OPTIMISM IS PREMATURE
Author: Sankar Ray - Published 27-03-2020 10:55 GMT-0000
The post-peace optimism halts before a politically nebulous terrains in the landlocked Afghanistan is multi-horned. And the manifestation is symbolic as well as sanguinary. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)-inspired terrorist strike at a Sikh gurdwara killing at least 25 people in presence of security forces, symbiotically with the US announcement of slashing $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan, is a symptomatic manifestation. Worrisomely, the attack was mostly carried out by a single gunman with multiple attackers involved in the assault that lasted hours befooling the Afghan security forces, who had to struggle hard to track down and neutralize the assailants in the complex and its adjacent residential area.

EARLY TESTING FAILURES, TRUMP’S INACTION CRIPPLED US COVID-19 RESPONSE

PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY SEES THE AMERICAN SYSTEM COLLAPSE ON ITSELF
Author: Michael Biesecker, Mike Stobbe and Matthew Perrone - Published 26-03-2020 12:15 GMT-0000
WASHINGTON: A series of missteps at the nation’s top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like wildfire, an Associated Press review found.

CORONAVIRUS AFTERMATH: IS WORLD HEADING FOR A BIO-WARFARE?

ADVANCES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY MEANS CONTAGIONS MAY BE WEAPONISED
Author: Ashok B Sharma - Published 26-03-2020 12:04 GMT-0000
The present spread of the novel Coronavirus across the globe has infected thousands and sent many of them to death. The figures of dead and infected are on the rise every day. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has termed the disaster as a “pandemic”. The virus has spread to about 196 countries and territories in six continents. The news of lockdown is coming from countries across the globe every day. The lockdown is causing huge loss to the world economy. The alarming situation calls for a hard thinking. Was the outbreak intentional or spontaneous?

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