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A security person stands guard at Tihar jail, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Exports from these zones stood at over  ₹7 lakh crore in 2018-19. (Bloomberg)
The SC will hear the matter next on Tuesday.
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Migrant people wait for buses at Anand Vihar bus terminal to go back to their home during countrywide lockdown amid Coronavirous pandemic. (ANI)
A couple travelling from Hyderabad to Delhi from Sampark Kranthi express, being shifted to an isolation ward of MGM hospital after they were suspected with coronavirus, in Warrangal. (PTI)
Indian police officials carry a sack of potatoes at a wholesale vegetable market. (AP)
Indian police officials carry a sack of potatoes at a wholesale vegetable market. (AP)

Transportation of all essential, non-essential goods allowed during lockdown

  • Groceries, including hygiene products such as hand wash, soaps, disinfectants, oral care items, battery cells and chargers, are also allowed
  • The home secretary made it clear that the newspaper delivery supply chain was also allowed under exemptions given for print media

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (PTI)
Supreme Court of India. (Photo: Mint)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: ANI)
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. (PTI)
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks to media persons at Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI17-03-2020_000046B) (PTI)
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks to media persons at Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI17-03-2020_000046B) (PTI)

Government's relief package for poor first step in right direction: Rahul

  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi welcomed the financial package announced by the Centre
  • The Finance Minister announced an economic relief package of 1.7 lakh crore for the poor and migrant workers under the Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Yojana

Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal address a digital press conference over lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal address a digital press conference over lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Delhi govt says shops selling essential goods can be open round the clock

  • While it is not mandatory, factories engaged in manufacturing essential items have also been given an option to operate 24 hours a day
  • Delhi government has further requested the police to allow ecommerce companied to function in the state

Congress President Sonia Gandhi during Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi during Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Covid-19: Sonia Gandhi shows solidarity, asks PM to make cash transfers

  • Noting the distress faced by various industries, Sonia Gandhi suggested Modi to waive EMIs, consider sector wise relief package
  • Her letter urges the Centre to consider direct cash transfers of 7,500 into Jan-Dhan, PM- Kisan accounts

Congress President Sonia Gandhi. (PTI)
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The project is expected to be completed by 2024-25. (Mint)
Trump has vowed to make the medication widely available to fight the pandemic (REUTERS)
The real test for Chouhan will come when by-elections for the constituencies represented by the 22 rebel MLAs take place. (PTI)
The real test for Chouhan will come when by-elections for the constituencies represented by the 22 rebel MLAs take place. (PTI)

BJP wins Madhya Pradesh trust vote as Congress MLAs remain absent

  • BSP and SP MLAs backed the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government during the trust vote in the state assembly
  • BJP has the support of at least 110 MLAs in the House and requires to win 6 more seats for a simple majority

The new data protection bill does not ensure enough checks and balances to protect privacy of citizens, suggests new study. (Mint)
The new data protection bill does not ensure enough checks and balances to protect privacy of citizens, suggests new study. (Mint)

Privacy in the era of state surveillance

A 2011 IBM study showed users spent just six seconds to read the agreement and only 8% read the whole agreement before installing software

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