THIS ISN’T THE RIGHT TIME TO THINK OF INFLATION
Published 04-04-2020 08:54 GMT-0000
Even while India is in the midst of unprecedented coronavirus calamity and acute economic crisis, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been busy sharpening his charisma and perfecting image makeover by calling upon the people on Friday to hold a nationwide candlelight vigil at their homes this Sunday for nine minutes, beginning exactly at 9pm.
SYMBOLISM CANNOT SOLVE REAL PROBLEMS
Published 04-04-2020 08:51 GMT-0000
Published 03-04-2020 16:50 GMT-0000
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s light and sound show, or for the order to be right, sound and light show, as part of his national strategy to fight the coronavirus threat amounts to taking symbolism to the level of fantasy, or farce, as his detractors would rather like to consider it as.
India is in dark era due to unmitigated impact of the pandemic Corona virus brought to India by visitors. It pushed India in a dark age totally contrasting from earlier times to force humans to realize that their power, their money wealth and their personal beauty and environmental surrounding was no asset when nature makes them to fight for the oxygen to breath for life. It was critical time for political ideas and colours of identification were pushed aside to meet the challenge as the united body. Instead the different colours continue to assert.
KERALA’S ORDER ON LIQUOR FOR ADDICTS STAYED
Published 03-04-2020 10:10 GMT-0000
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala, which is engaged in a grim battle against the dreaded corona virus, suffered two setbacks on a single day.
GOVERNMENT’S HEALTH INSURANCE PACKAGE IGNORES EMERGENCY NEEDS
Published 03-04-2020 10:07 GMT-0000
The plight of almost 40 crore of workers, based on a very miserly estimate, out of 54 crores of workers with almost 90 per cent of them in the unorganised sector as of now in 2020 needs to be addressed immediately. The estimates are that 10 crore and above are migrant workforce in various sectors including in construction, agriculture, factories, contract/daily/casual in private transport beginning from rickshaw pulling to all motored vehicles, those in domestic work, in piece-rated work in home-based sector, workers in shops and dhabas, loaders-unloaders, coolies, porters at Railway stations, bus stations, mandies, hawkers and vendors, waste pickers and others. They are very hard-hit and a substantial number of them could not reach their native homes as the Railways and road transport services were abruptly stopped without giving them advance warning and time to reach their respective homes.
COMMUNALISING NIZAMUDDIN EVENT IS UNACCEPTABLE
Published 03-04-2020 08:57 GMT-0000
By all means these days are critical. In India this stage of the pandemic is the most decisive one. Its dangerous threat of spreading wide was predicted by experts. A national crisis does stare at the face of India. Its impact on India's future is unpredictable today. One thing is certain. Contemporary history will be divided into before and after Corona. The task of utmost importance at the moment is to fight COVID-19, the corona virus. All out efforts with real perspective are needed. India sees the necessity of a government that could rise to the occasion and mobilize the whole population to meet the challenges. Unfortunately, that exactly is what we lack today. The Modi government is unveiling its absolute incapacity to fulfil the people's expectations. Rhetoric of the highest volume will not suffice to meet this deep crisis, the challenge of the century.
PANDEMIC HAS EXPOSED CAPITALISM’S STRUCTURAL FAULTS
Published 02-04-2020 11:24 GMT-0000
The lockdown has completed a week and has two more weeks to go. By that time one hopes the lakshman rekha will be wiped off by Modi, who gloomily declared the lockdown and before on 19 March, ordered Indians to follow janata curfew and thali bajao campaign on March 22 to morally support the medical community involved in combating the coronavirus.
RAHUL, PRIYANKA, AKHILESH STAND WITH THE NEEDY DURING CORONA CRISIS
Published 02-04-2020 10:45 GMT-0000
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh’s opposition parties have come together in a big way to help the general public during the current corona crisis.
DEMAND GREIVANCE REDRESSAL FOR WORKERS AT THE EARLIEST
Published 02-04-2020 10:37 GMT-0000
Central trade unions of India have written a collective letter addressed to the Union Minister of Labour and Employment, Santosh Gangwar, highlighting the plight of workers, especially the informal workers, in the wake of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 induced 21-day lockdown. The joint letter has been signed by Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC), Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU), Labour Progressive Federation (LPF) and United Trade Union Congress (UTUC).
NIZAMIDDIN’S TABLIGHI JAMAAT GATHERING WAS IRRESPONSIBLE
Published 02-04-2020 10:34 GMT-0000
God versus Virus. Who would have thought! Praying for divine intervention at times of crisis has been in the nature of man from time immemorial. But for religions, which came rather late in the day, to take everything, including viruses, as a challenge to God’s supremacy and therefore to be challenged, even at the risk of total annihilation, is foolish to the extent of being suicidal!