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COVER STORY

05-06-2020

COVID-19 June 5

Continuing coverage of COVID lockdown

Briefing

Strategic planning

For want of a plan

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
India failed to ramp up public health infrastructure and spending during the lockdown period and it does not seem to have a strategy in place to deal with the continuing rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.
Politics

Rumblings of discontent

With no end in sight to migrants walking home by the thousands and little in the economic relief package announced by the Prime Minister, resentment is building up within the BJP and outside it.
Labour laws

No love lost for labour

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
Taking advantage of the lockdown and the inability of workers to organise protests, many State governments introduce sweeping changes to labour laws to the detriment of workers on the pretext of reviving production and boosting the economy.
Economy

An empty package

V. Sridhar Cover Story
The Modi regime, which has been unable to control the COVID-19 infection, restore economic activity and provide relief to millions exposed to starvation, trains its sights on Indian democracy, making use of the panic generated by fear and a lockdown that forecloses paths of resistance.
Labour laws

No love lost for labour

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
Taking advantage of the lockdown and the inability of workers to organise protests, many State governments introduce sweeping changes to labour laws to the detriment of workers on the pretext of reviving production and boosting the economy.
Economy

An empty package

V. Sridhar Cover Story
The Modi regime, which has been unable to control the COVID-19 infection, restore economic activity and provide relief to millions exposed to starvation, trains its sights on Indian democracy, making use of the panic generated by fear and a lockdown that forecloses paths of resistance.
Natural Disaster

Amphan is the biggest natural calamity to ever hit West Bengal

The super cyclone Amphan tore through several districts on May 20, leaving a trail of death and enormous destruction.
Safety equipment

Protecting the protectors: Why the N-95 mask is invaluable

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
A timely review of the N-95 mask, titled “The N-95 mask: Invaluable ally in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic” and published in the ...
Clearance for New Projects

Say no to environmental clearance for projects now: Wildlife activists

Lyla Bavadam Conservation
Wildlife enthusiasts seek withholding of speedy environmental clearances without checking the basis of the project proposals in person.
ODISHA

Sarpanchs as game changers

Prafulla Das Cover Story
Odisha manages to keep COVID-19 well under control because of the strong participation of panchayati raj institutions and the community at the grass-roots level under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
HARYANA

In denial mode

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
The State administration goes all-out to make sure that migrant workers are not seen on the roads but does little to alleviate their suffering.
Rajasthan

Losing ground

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
After winning praise for its early initiatives, Rajasthan has had to contend with a burst of COVID cases, errant private hospitals, spread of infection to new districts, attacks on Dalits, and, of course, sending stranded migrants home while preparing to receive those returning to the State.
Delhi

Capital unconcern

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
Migrant workers feel cheated by the way the capital city has treated them during the crisis and continue to head back home in the hope that they would not have to return.
Bihar

Community clout

Purnima S. Tripathi Cover Story
Early surveillance, testing and people’s participation kept the virus under check, but the State’s health infrastructure is expected to come under strain with the return of lakhs of migrants from other States.
PUNJAB

Heft of the underdog

Ziya Us Salam Cover Story
The farming sector in Punjab is the first to feel the pinch as lakhs of migrant workers head home, but industry and construction are not far behind.
Uttar Pradesh

Losing the plot

The Uttar Pradesh government’s self-congratulatory announcements turn out to be premature as accidents and controversies involving returning migrants rock the State.
Kerala

Package of new worries

R. Krishnakumar Cover Story
Kerala’s measured approach to the pandemic and lockdown has yielded results. But it still has to grapple with their huge economic impact on its economy, which it feels the Centre’s special financial relief package does little to alleviate.
Karnataka

Spike in cases

Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed Cover Story
A spike in COVID cases does not take away from the fact that aggressive contact tracing and quarantining helped Karnataka contain the disease, but the manner in which it treated migrant workers will remain a blot on the administration’s COVID response.
West Bengal

Calling a timeout

The Mamata Banerjee government seeks more time in accomplishing the daunting task of bringing back lakhs of its migrants from other States even as the COVID-19 numbers begin to climb.
Madhya Pradesh

Migrants’ ire

Anando Bhakto Cover Story
The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government seems to be without a vision or plan to contain the rising number of COVID cases or mitigate the sufferings of migrants.
Safety equipment

Protecting the protectors: Why the N-95 mask is invaluable

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
A timely review of the N-95 mask, titled “The N-95 mask: Invaluable ally in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic” and published in the ...
ODISHA

Sarpanchs as game changers

Prafulla Das Cover Story
Odisha manages to keep COVID-19 well under control because of the strong participation of panchayati raj institutions and the community at the grass-roots level under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
HARYANA

In denial mode

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
The State administration goes all-out to make sure that migrant workers are not seen on the roads but does little to alleviate their suffering.
Rajasthan

Losing ground

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
After winning praise for its early initiatives, Rajasthan has had to contend with a burst of COVID cases, errant private hospitals, spread of infection to new districts, attacks on Dalits, and, of course, sending stranded migrants home while preparing to receive those returning to the State.
Delhi

Capital unconcern

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
Migrant workers feel cheated by the way the capital city has treated them during the crisis and continue to head back home in the hope that they would not have to return.
Bihar

Community clout

Purnima S. Tripathi Cover Story
Early surveillance, testing and people’s participation kept the virus under check, but the State’s health infrastructure is expected to come under strain with the return of lakhs of migrants from other States.
PUNJAB

Heft of the underdog

Ziya Us Salam Cover Story
The farming sector in Punjab is the first to feel the pinch as lakhs of migrant workers head home, but industry and construction are not far behind.
Uttar Pradesh

Losing the plot

The Uttar Pradesh government’s self-congratulatory announcements turn out to be premature as accidents and controversies involving returning migrants rock the State.
Kerala

Package of new worries

R. Krishnakumar Cover Story
Kerala’s measured approach to the pandemic and lockdown has yielded results. But it still has to grapple with their huge economic impact on its economy, which it feels the Centre’s special financial relief package does little to alleviate.
Karnataka

Spike in cases

Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed Cover Story
A spike in COVID cases does not take away from the fact that aggressive contact tracing and quarantining helped Karnataka contain the disease, but the manner in which it treated migrant workers will remain a blot on the administration’s COVID response.
West Bengal

Calling a timeout

The Mamata Banerjee government seeks more time in accomplishing the daunting task of bringing back lakhs of its migrants from other States even as the COVID-19 numbers begin to climb.
Madhya Pradesh

Migrants’ ire

Anando Bhakto Cover Story
The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government seems to be without a vision or plan to contain the rising number of COVID cases or mitigate the sufferings of migrants.
Gujarat

Cavalier approach

ANUPAMA KATAKAM Cover Story
The Gujarat government faces criticism for incompetence and mismanagement in handling the alarming COVID situation in the State.
JAMMU AND KASHMIR

Viral politics

Anando Bhakto Cover Story
The administration’s focus seems to be on optics even as it flounders in its response to the pandemic as reflected in the increase in the number of cases with every passing day.
Maharashtra

Struggling to cope

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
The rising number of COVID cases in Maharashtra, especially in Mumbai, is straining the manpower and infrastructure resources of the State.
Jharkhand

Cashless & abandoned

Purnima S. Tripathi Cover Story
The Jharkhand government gets little help from the Centre by way of funds even as thousands of returning migrants pour into the State.

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