Published 04:57 GMT-0000
Many do not agree that the directed programme of standing in balconies or terraces with ancient type lit lamps in hand and power based lights switched off on Sunday night for exactly nine minutes at the stroke of nine was nothing more than a superstition brought in play to drive off the evil pandemic corona virus from India. The bursting of crackers in places by literate but lacking in intellect enthusiastic supporters confirmed their belief that the event would drive away the epidemic. They were indifferent to their action adding to the pollution.
SIDELINED CORBYN’S VISION SEES LIGHT OF DAY IN CORONA-CORNERED UK
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.
OFFICERS QUARANTINED, CM SHIVRAJ CHOUHAN’S JOB GETS TOUGHER
Published 07-04-2020 08:56 GMT-0000
BHOPAL: Despite all possible medical and clinical measures, coronavirus continues to expand its footprint in Madhya Pradesh. In the last 24 hours, as many as 22 new positive patients were identified in Bhopal. They include 16 officials of the health department. With this, the total number of patients in the state has touched 263.
TO SHELVE OR NOT TO SHELVE, THAT’S THE QUESTION
Published 07-04-2020 08:54 GMT-0000
Has politics, as we know it, come to a halt at a pit-stop? The feeling is not lost on people. Political parties and politicians appear to have courted ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’. It’s like they have been cured of the virus ‘politics’ and a lockdown is in place. But maybe it’s camouflage. Post-scaremageddon, there might well be a return to reality.
RELIGION CAN GUIDE PEOPLE TO DO THE RIGHT THING
Published 07-04-2020 08:51 GMT-0000
What is the impact of coronavirus on religion? As the well-known German philosopher and economist Karl Marx said, religion is the “opium of the people.” For believers, world over it provides psychological and emotional as well as moral support. But the novel Coronavirus is a pandemic, which threatens the believers and atheists alike, which knows no religion.
OPPOSITION LAMBASTS MODI GOVERNMENT’S COVID-19 RESPONSE
Published 07-04-2020 08:48 GMT-0000
It was too good to last. Few will be surprised that the truce between the BJP and the Congress lasted for only about a week. It was a temporary moratorium imposed by an unprecedented crisis, the like of which India hadn’t seen before. But the animus between the two parties is too deep-rooted for them to suppress or tide over.
ECONOMY IS BRUISED BUT NOT PANICKED YET
Published 07-04-2020 08:44 GMT-0000
Published 06-04-2020 09:30 GMT-0000
Notwithstanding poor demand and production cutback across industry, contributions worth millions of dollars from business establishments are pouring in to government and non government charities ever since the nation went on a three-week lockdown to maintain social distance to prevent coronavirus from spreading.
Published 04-04-2020 15:42 GMT-0000
The Indian system and her people were never so helpless than they appear to be today with their Prime Minister resorting to superstition to extricate people from terror of the pandemic corona virus even though the virus has the least impact compared to developed nations. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Indians to put off their modern lighting for nine minutes at precise nine o'clock, and stand in open space in their residences with the traditional lamps, candles, or any other light-source in their hands during that period. The directive is almost to say to go back to the preindustrial revolution era.
The dread of the pandemic corona virus has allowed a free play for human traits. Most do not see the light in the dark alley they are caught as the terror of corona virus spread mercilessly across the world. They are reducing to basic trait of holding, without comprehension of fuller facts, someone responsible for the abyss they are pushed into. They do not relish that nature has forced them all to live in ancient era but cannot locate the cause of the Nature’s fury. The ruling regime becomes target easy to blame for.
AMERICANS SHOCKED AS NEW YORK IS A NEW EPICENTRE OF COVID-19
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.