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To tame Coronavirus, Mao-style social control blankets China

The nation is battling the coronavirus outbreak with a grassroots mobilization reminiscent of former Communist Chairman Mao Zedong’s mass crusades, not seen in China in decades.

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  • Berkshire Hathaway’s annual general meeting will be held on May 2, 2020.

    British finance minister Sajid Javid has resigned his position, the Sun newspaper's political editor Tom Newton Dunn said on Twitter

    Twitter launched a dedicated search prompt to ensure individuals get information from right sources.

    The advent of new rules for social media applications - like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp - could spell the end for privacy in the Indian internet space. Despite push back from major internet companies, the Indian government is all set to go ahead with the new regulations. The rules are a bid to quell the spread of fake news and trace anti-social elements in the Indian internet ecosystem faster.

    Warren Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday.

    "China's position on the eastern sector of the China-India boundary, or the southern part of China's Tibet region, is consistent and clear," China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told online media briefing here on Thursday. China routinely objects to Indian leaders' visits to the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh to highlight its claims over it.

    More than 600 travellers aboard the liner, quarantined off Yokohama since arriving on Feb. 3 with 3,700 people aboard, have been infected with the virus. Two of them - both Japanese in their 80s - died on Thursday, and some 80 people around Japan, including 25 in the capital of Tokyo, have tested positive for the virus.

    China also may postpone its biggest political meeting of the year, the annual congress due to start in March, to avoid having people travel to Beijing while the virus is still spreading. One of the automotive industry's biggest events, China's biannual auto show, was postponed, and many sports and entertainment events have been delayed or canceled.

    Malls, restaurants and streets in Daegu, South Korea's fourth largest city with a population of 2.5 million, were largely empty in scenes that residents and social media users likened to a disaster movie.

    Menstrual taboo is at the heart of the shaming and exclusion of women in Swaminarayan sect’s hostel and Sabarimala temple. Can we look at menstruation as a bodily activity that requires a sanitary napkin, not one that should be silenced and stigmatised?

    Starting with 2012 as Modi's political aide, he has taken positions in varying roles in 9 elections.

    The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the jarring absence in China of a vibrant civil society. Beijing has shown the world that it can shut down entire cities, build a hospital in 10 days and keep 1.4 billion people at home for weeks. But it has also shown a glaring weakness that imperils lives and threatens efforts to contain the outbreak: It is unable to work with its own people.

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