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Stuck in the rain | Pioneer
Rajapaksas do it again | Tribune
Data power | TH
Need for transparency | TH
China-Russia ties as a major determinant | TH
Ignore herd instinct | ToI
Locals first | Pioneer
NEWS
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Stuck in the rain | Pioneer
Rajapaksas do it again | Tribune
Data power | TH
Need for transparency | TH
China-Russia ties as a major determinant | TH
Ignore herd instinct | ToI
Locals first | Pioneer
NEWS
Stuck in the rain | Pioneer
?Whenever there is a little more than average rainfall,
everything goes out of whack.
?This year, stories from Mumbai are small in numbers
because the city is not at its max due to Wuhan virus.
?Unexpectedly in Jaipur, the iconic “Pink City ” area
has been in waist deep water.
?The same visual gets repeated in other major Indian
cities up and down the country.
?It is an old story because it gets repeated every
single monsoon season.
Page 3


Stuck in the rain | Pioneer
Rajapaksas do it again | Tribune
Data power | TH
Need for transparency | TH
China-Russia ties as a major determinant | TH
Ignore herd instinct | ToI
Locals first | Pioneer
NEWS
Stuck in the rain | Pioneer
?Whenever there is a little more than average rainfall,
everything goes out of whack.
?This year, stories from Mumbai are small in numbers
because the city is not at its max due to Wuhan virus.
?Unexpectedly in Jaipur, the iconic “Pink City ” area
has been in waist deep water.
?The same visual gets repeated in other major Indian
cities up and down the country.
?It is an old story because it gets repeated every
single monsoon season.
?Sometime the amount of rain is overwhelming.
?No city, no matter how well-prepared, can
handle sudden and high quantity of rain in small
period of time.
?What we do know is that every year, there will be
a few days of intense rainfall.
?We should be better prepared.
?Much of it is avoidable with better planning and
infrastructure development.
Page 4


Stuck in the rain | Pioneer
Rajapaksas do it again | Tribune
Data power | TH
Need for transparency | TH
China-Russia ties as a major determinant | TH
Ignore herd instinct | ToI
Locals first | Pioneer
NEWS
Stuck in the rain | Pioneer
?Whenever there is a little more than average rainfall,
everything goes out of whack.
?This year, stories from Mumbai are small in numbers
because the city is not at its max due to Wuhan virus.
?Unexpectedly in Jaipur, the iconic “Pink City ” area
has been in waist deep water.
?The same visual gets repeated in other major Indian
cities up and down the country.
?It is an old story because it gets repeated every
single monsoon season.
?Sometime the amount of rain is overwhelming.
?No city, no matter how well-prepared, can
handle sudden and high quantity of rain in small
period of time.
?What we do know is that every year, there will be
a few days of intense rainfall.
?We should be better prepared.
?Much of it is avoidable with better planning and
infrastructure development.
Rajapaksas do it again | Tribune
?Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka.
?Some of the unique achievements of Sri Lankan democracy
during the elections.
?Its unique facets were lauded by India’ s former Chief
Election Commissioner SY Quraishi.
?There was meticulous rehearsing, involving strict
limitations on the attendance in meetings, wearing of
masks and gloves, use of sanitisers, and distancing.
?Liberal provisions were also made for postal ballots. There
was a remarkable turnout of 71% and it was substantial in
the Tamil-dominated Northern Province.
G Parthasarathy
hancellor, Jammu Central 
University & former High 
Commissioner to Pakistan
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Stuck in the rain | Pioneer
Rajapaksas do it again | Tribune
Data power | TH
Need for transparency | TH
China-Russia ties as a major determinant | TH
Ignore herd instinct | ToI
Locals first | Pioneer
NEWS
Stuck in the rain | Pioneer
?Whenever there is a little more than average rainfall,
everything goes out of whack.
?This year, stories from Mumbai are small in numbers
because the city is not at its max due to Wuhan virus.
?Unexpectedly in Jaipur, the iconic “Pink City ” area
has been in waist deep water.
?The same visual gets repeated in other major Indian
cities up and down the country.
?It is an old story because it gets repeated every
single monsoon season.
?Sometime the amount of rain is overwhelming.
?No city, no matter how well-prepared, can
handle sudden and high quantity of rain in small
period of time.
?What we do know is that every year, there will be
a few days of intense rainfall.
?We should be better prepared.
?Much of it is avoidable with better planning and
infrastructure development.
Rajapaksas do it again | Tribune
?Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka.
?Some of the unique achievements of Sri Lankan democracy
during the elections.
?Its unique facets were lauded by India’ s former Chief
Election Commissioner SY Quraishi.
?There was meticulous rehearsing, involving strict
limitations on the attendance in meetings, wearing of
masks and gloves, use of sanitisers, and distancing.
?Liberal provisions were also made for postal ballots. There
was a remarkable turnout of 71% and it was substantial in
the Tamil-dominated Northern Province.
G Parthasarathy
hancellor, Jammu Central 
University & former High 
Commissioner to Pakistan
?What has also been lauded is the meticulous and
disciplined manner in which Sri Lanka has
handled the challenges of the pandemic, with just
11 deaths from among about 2,900 confirmed
cases.
?Rajapaksa brothers swept the polls, winning 145
of the 225 seats.
?India has, in recent years, kept away from
internal developments in Sri Lanka.
?PM Modi has maintained a cordial relationship
with the Rajapaksa brothers and the SLFP.
?Indian High Commissioners have reached out to a
wide cross-section of leaders and parties in Sri
Lanka.
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