India’s RBI declares measures to boost liquidity

Eastern Eye
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday (17) unexpectedly cut its key deposit rate, for the second time in three weeks, to discourage banks from parking idle funds with it and spur lending instead, to revive a flagging economy amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

This week, prime minister Narendra Modi extended until May 3 a lockdown of the population of 1.3 billion as India’s tally of…

AP: Extensive Relief Operations in AP during Lockdown

Peoples Democracy
EVEN though the first Covid-19 case in India was detected on January 30, the government of India failed to take proper steps to combat it until March. The nationwide lockdown call given by prime minister Narendra Modi leaving only four hours of preparation time, had become a cause of misery for millions of Indians across the country. The Andhra Pradesh state government didn’t pay…

Record 20.3 crore people tuned in to watch PM Modi’s address on COVID-19 lockdown 2: BARC

The New Indian Express
The previous record on viewership was 193 million for the second address when he declared the 21-day lockdown.

MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address extending the lockdown by 19 days was watched by a record 203 million across the country on television, exceeding previous records held by him, the BARC said on Thursday.

Even though a record number of people have…

Likee backs PM’s call for social distancing

Indian Television Dot Com
MUMBAI: ?Short video platform Likee has taken yet another step towards fulfilling its corporate social responsibility by urging all to comply with Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Indian government?s call for staying at homes during the lockdown triggered by COVID-19 aka Coronavirus pandemic. The message was also conveyed by the global platform on some of the most…

Kashmir’s new domicile law: another Palestine in making

Daily Times
The entire world is battling the COVID-19 contagion but the Indian establishment, under Modi’s Hindutva rule, is busy stirring up mischief in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK). Delhi’s ill-advised August 5, 2019 move of annexing the IoK by changing its constitutional status under Article 370 and 35-A and the new domicile law are fuelling fears of another Palestine in making among the Muslim…