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On Camera

Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, delivers a speech during a special address on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

Quantum chemist Angela Merkel has finally become Europe’s leader

There's consensus in Berlin that Merkel's connection with European integration is cerebral, not emotional. Covid seems to have changed that.
File image of a GST Council meeting chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

GST collections in June stand at Rs 90,917 crore, 9% lower than last year

GST collections for the first quarter of this fiscal declined 59% as lockdown imposed to contain spread of Covid-19 pandemic severely impacted economic activity.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 | Representational image | ANI

India, China repeat calls for phased de-escalation in 3rd round of corps commander talks

India & China's calls for de-escalation are similar to those made at the second round of military talks but implementation is proving a challenge on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.