Disaster Management Act 2005
Opinion  /  Published 03.06.20

Human rights for public health

The late Jonathan Mann, the WHO administrator who pioneered the global campaign against AIDS in the 1980s, had envisioned a future where public health, human rights and ethics would be seen as complem...
By Aditya Sharma in

Opinion  /  Published 25.04.20

Shock talk pays off

Corporate covens have been buzzing in disbelief after Rajiv Bajaj decided to call out the Narendra Modi government’s month-long lockdown as a monumental blunder. Mr Bajaj is a well-known straight-ta...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 23.04.20

35 Brus booked for violating lockdown

At least 35 Bru refugees were booked under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and Section 188 IPC for violating the lockdown.The North district administration of Tripura has registered a complaint aga...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.20

Widen net to protect out-of-job workers

A petition was moved in the Supreme Court by some activists, seeking a directive to the Centre and the state governments to ensure that workers adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic are paid wag...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 09.06.20

SC sets deadline on returnees

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to facilitate the return of all migrants to their native places within 15 days and asked the states to consider withdrawing cases registered by pol...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 22.05.20

The darkest hour

Since its birth in August 1947, the Indian nation has often passed through difficult times. Consider the suffering caused by the Partition of India; the famines and wars of the 1960s; Indira Gandhi’...
By Ramachandra Guha in

India  /  Published 26.05.20

Wage no-action status quo

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said its earlier interim order that “no coercive steps shall be taken” against certain managements for not paying wages to employees during the lockdown period would c...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 19.04.20

Northeast wildlife in danger

Wildlife is being hunted for meat as people have been entering reserve forest areas in search of food amid a nationwide 40-day lockdown. A video surfaced on social media (The Telegraph has the video f...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.20

A bold vision

It is far too early to judge how the three phases of the national lockdown that began on March 24 — with a dress rehearsal two days earlier — will be judged in the coming years or, indeed, by futu...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 25.04.20

Where’s the law-mandated plan: Congress

The Congress on Saturday castigated the Narendra Modi government for its ad hoc handling of the Covid-19 crisis, highlighted by the sudden lockdown, saying it should have instead prepared a “Nationa...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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