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Best of BS Opinion: Coronavirus fear, disjointed affairs of India, and more

From coronavirus pandemic to telecom department, Business Standard brings you top opinion pieces of the day

Kanika Datta 

Illustration: Ajay Mohanty
Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

It’s early days yet but the fact that China reported, for the first time, no new local infections is cause for cautious optimism. This does not mean that the crisis is over. Countries are still struggling to put together a coherent response to cope with the fallout, as writers point out today. Kanika Datta sums up the views.

So far, the government has done well in taking preventive measures. Intervention should now move to the next stage and leverage private sector capabilities, says the top edit.

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The global community’s response to the coronavirus epidemic demands a new aid architecture that focuses on the delivery of global public goods rather than targeted country lending, says former chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian. Read it here

Whether on the issue of Kashmir, COVID or CAA, the government’s strategy lacks clarity, says Aakar Patel here

The second edit explains why the Department of Telecom asking phone companies for mass data records is worrying. Read it here


‘We should be deeply grateful to Justice Ranjan Gogoi. His conduct has disabused us of any illusions we might harbour about the legitimacy of the Indian Supreme Court’

Pratap Bhanu Mehta on Gogoi accepting a Rajya Sabha seat from the government

First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 07:02 IST