Sonal Gera

Senior Sub Editor

Sonal Gera, having written movie reviews, is highly obsessed with Bollywood. She is also interested in national and international news.

Opinions/Stories

PM Modi announces Rs 20 lakh crore economic package; lockdown 4.0 guidelines to be out soon

India imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 25 to combat the spread of the deadly virus. The government is now starting to pull back from one of the world's tightest lockdowns of 1.3 billion…

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Over 190,000 Indians will be brought home: Civil aviation minister to Wion

India's Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, in an exclusive converation with Wion, said the ministry has so far drawn up the programme for only a week, and the further details shall soon…

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Why Devdhar of 'Prem Rog' is Rishi Kapoor's best work

'Prem Rog' reinvented Rishi Kapoor. For a generation that has grown up watching him play roles that accentuated his image of a 'chocolate boy', Devdhar underlined his vulnerability.

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Around 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a country of 1.3 bn people? What's the deal with Modi's India!

As of Tuesday, India had reported 31,360 coronavirus cases and 1,008 deaths -- implying about 0.76 deaths per million. If compared with the United States, where the number of deaths per million is…

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Rajasthan couple stranded in Tripura names their newborn 'Lockdown'

“My wife gave birth to a baby boy at the state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital here six days ago. We named him ‘Lockdown’ remembering all the problems we had to face during this tough…

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At least 60% of infectious, 75% of 'emerging' diseases originate from animals, says study

Whether from a bat or a pangolin, the deadly virus originated from the animal world, adding to the list of 'zoonoses' -- the name given to diseases transmitted from animals to humans.

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Crude oil demand falls. But memes hit a high!

This comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdown restricting movement across the world, and causing the demand for oil dry up.

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'Lockdown is only a pause button to coronavirus': Rahul's assertion has Twitter confused

Twitterverse latched onto this, and consequently, Rahul Gandhi trended for hours.

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IndiGo, Vistara's Twitter banter is a dose of much-needed quarantine humour

On Friday morning, IndiGo kicked off a conversation with Vistara, which in turn invited GoAir to join in their banter session. What followed was the best thing on the internet today -- some much-…

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Coronavirus: Rahul Gandhi takes a subtle jibe at HCQ export, Modi-Trump friendship

Trump, in his daily briefing, said he had a conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he asked him to lift India's hold on the export of Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug…

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Police deployed at quarantine centres housing suspected coronavirus-infected Tablighi Jamaat members

The police staff in-charge of each centre will also be an inspector-level officer. One sub-inspector will be posted in two shifts of 12 hours each. Besides, two constables and four women police…

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PM Modi asks citizens to light diyas and candles on Sunday night. Twitter lights up with humour

Twitter had a field day, and celebrated PM Modi's announcement with a little humour.

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Twins, born during coronavirus lockdown in Raipur, named 'Corona' and 'Covid'

"I was blessed with the twins -- a boy and a girl -- in the early hours on March 27. We have named them -- Covid (boy) and Corona (girl) for now," Preeti Verma, the 27-year-old mother of the…

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China slams US' remarks on COVID-19 data, information

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday cast doubt on the accuracy of official Chinese figures on its coronavirus outbreak.

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New epicentre of coronavirus, New York is far from a lockdown

US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had earlier said domestic travel restrictions were an option to stop the spread of coronavirus, especially in "hot spots'' and areas where…

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