Important Articles from Indian Express: 19/3/2020

Front Page

  • PM to address nation today, random tests to include more pneumonia cases
  • One COVID 19 positive infects 1.7 in India, lower than in hot zones
  • 255 Indians in Iran plus 21 more abroad positive 600 others flown back
  • 17 state budgets 1 story : Stressed fisc deep cuts in expenditure

Govt & Politics

  • SC invokes special powers, removes Manipur minister
  • Govt i SC : NRC necessary for sovereign country
  • Defence council finalises proposal for 83 tejas jets

Express Network

  • SC says no to rebel MLA’s plea to appear, prove they are free

In Parliament

  • Bills passed in RS for new regulatory bodies to cover traditional medicine

Outbreak

  • TN reports second positive case hints it is domestic
  • Mumbai civic body turns to phone GPS to enforce home quarantine rules
  • Day after ICMR asks private labs to do tests free they reach out to govt
  • CAPF Army boost measures to check spread of COVID 19

Editorial

  • The Gogoi betrayal
  • Protesting too much
  • Talking is key
  • Breach of trust

Ideas Page

  • A travelling spectre
  • Not so smart meters
  • Virus and opportunity

Explained

  • What is herd immunity

State Budgets

  • The State of state finances

Economy

  • Sell off continues : sensex plunges to 3 year low
  • India under no obligation to implement WTO’s dispute panel recommendations
  • RBI to inject Rs 10,000 crore liquidity into market via OMO tomorrow

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