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Use Common Sense To Fight COVID-19

A democratic state has to step in and plan the support it has to render to the citizens at large with or without declaring an emergency D C PATHAK PERHAPS the most meaningful observation about coronavirus that a medical professional made in an interview, was that “the virus has understood us better than we have understood it’’ thereby suggesting that …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Avoid Spreading Rumours I extend my gratitude to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for asking all social media companies to remove reports spreading misinformation about the novel Coronavirus from their platforms with an immediate effect. It is an actual fact that nowadays whole mankind of the world is in terrifying circumstances due to the pandemic disease. Circulation of …

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Tighten Grip On Naxals In Chhattisgarh

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA The deadly counter-attack on the security forces in the Minpa forest range of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma has come after a lull. While Naxalism in the neighbouring Telangana, which bore the maximum Naxal brunt not so long ago under the undivided Andhra Pradesh, has been controlled, and is a thing of the past in other Naxal-dominated states like Maharashtra, …

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Gearing Up To Fight Coronavirus

JAGDISH RATTANANI Of Bharat bandhs, the days it was a form of potent protest, it used to be claimed in officialdom that they passed off peacefully. Those were the times when the Opposition declared a strike, or labour leaders brought the city to a halt, or the railway lifeline was impacted as motormen and guards decided to teach the government …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Need For Dedicated COVID-19 Hospitals A top emergency expert of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that countries cannot simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus (COVID-19) and that public health measures are needed to avoid resurgence of the virus later on. He said that once the transmission is suppressed, we will have to go after the virus. …

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Business Management And Leadership

The fundamental point of all business is that the logic of profit that drives it is totally determined by the people engaged by it D C PATHAK Just as there is no leadership without followers there would be no business if it did not have customers. Business is a venture of the people, by the people and for the people. …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gimmick Of ‘Janata Curfew’ PRIME Minister Narendra Modi in a national broadcast asked people to stay indoors on Sunday (March 22) from 7 am to 9 pm to observe ‘janata curfew’. He also advised the people to express their gratitude for the hard work of medical professionals,  sanitation staff,  airline crewmembers, delivery persons and media persons among others by giving …

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Use COVID-19 To Spur Systemic Changes

If there is one certain impact of this pandemic, it will be the increased diversification of supply chains GOVIND SANKARANARAYANAN FORMER British prime minister Winston Churchill was known to say that no great crisis must be allowed to go to waste. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which until last month seemed limited to China, is now at everybody’s doorstep. While many …

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Cities Of India Turning Eyesores

New buildings have been permitted without any reference to harmony with the older structures NAWSHIR MIRZA WHEN Buddhadeb Bhattacharya was chief minister of West Bengal, he called a meeting to recommend improvements for Calcutta’s urban landscape to which my cousin Pesi Narielvala was also invited. At the meeting, several suggestions were made: attractive street-lamp standards, redesigned garbage bins, chequered pavement …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Postpone ZP Elections  IN the next week, we could see an exponential increase in the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in India. Given the lack of seriousness in dealing with the heath emergency, the worst is bound to happen in Goa, just like it did in other countries across the globe. Unless we take proactive measures! Andhra Pradesh did …

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