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    Corona Crisis: States And Centre Must Work In Tandem To Win

    By Kalyani Shankar Is the opposition supporting Modi government's efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic? Is the government doing enough? One should not raise eyebrows if the opposition parties do not praise the government's effort, though they are forced to give lip-support reluctantly. Even in the United States despite the pandemic outbreak, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

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    War Against Corona: Mamata Leads From The Front

    By Barun Das Gupta Tom Landry is not a familiar name in India. He was not a great politician either. He was an American football player. But what he said once is a quotable quote: "Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you are in control, they are in control." Judging by this criterion, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee...

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    FinMin's Economic Package Doesn't Address Workers' Issues: AITUC

    By IPA Special Correspondent New Delhi: The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Friday termed the government's economic package inadequate to tackle the situation arising from COVID-19 and said it includes already running schemes. On Wednesday, AITUC demanded Rs 5 lakh crore-package for the needy to deal with the lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus threat. The...

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    Coronavirus Response: Mass Quarantine As Mind Control

    By Deepa Punjani The humanitarian crisis that Covid-19 has unleashed cannot be underestimated. It has changed our world for the foreseeable future and its echoes will reverberate even after normalcy has been restored. Underlying the pandemic, however, are serious questions that impinge upon our human rights and civil liberties, which at the best of times we take for granted, and at the worst,...

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    Love In The Time Of Coronavirus And The Internet

    By A Dishwasher, un Lavaplatos Introductory note: The capitalist economy has produced a type of human being who, in moments of crisis such as these times impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), is capable of buying everything, leaving others who need the same items with nothing. -Dagoberto GutiƩrrez No one was prepared for these difficult and complicated times. Overnight, not just one country, but...

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    Govt Advice To PSUs On Virus Control Is Welcome

    By Nantoo Banerjee It is high time that central ministers and top bureaucrats stop meddling with commercial decisions of the management of their departmental undertakings, especially at this difficult time. In the past, such interferences have led to financial misery of many public sector undertakings (PSUs). The worst of them were two former national airlines - Indian Airlines and Air India -...

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    Covid 19: Democracy Could Have Saved China, And The World

    By Amulya Ganguli 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...

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    Covid-19 Aftermath: World Poised To Embrace De-Globalization

    By Mriganka M Bhowmick 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...

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    Lucknow Medical University Doctors Complain Of No Preparations

    By Pradeep Kapoor LUCKNOW: Salary deduction from doctors and other members of the staff of the prestigious KG Medical University to buy the necessary three-layer protective masks is a sad commentary on the preparations, or lack thereof, to fight Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh. Since the medical university does not have adequate funds to buy masks, the local authorities prepared a proposal...

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    Coronavirus And Capitalist Crisis: Decoding Structural Violence

    By Joe Sims 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. Can you imagine? Trump, in the crudest and most callous possible way, is attempting to solve the crisis on the backs of our working class and...

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