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On Camera

Chinese President Xi Jinping talks to local residents at Jinyuan community in Guanshanhu District of Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 4, 2021. | Photographer: Ding Haitao/Xinhua | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Don’t get fooled by Xi’s media blitz. China’s ‘zero poverty’ hides more than it reveals

China wants the world to believe its 'state-led development' has eradicated poverty. But as everything else with China, the reality is more complicated than what it seems.

Now, floods, droughts, cyclones put Rs 6 lakh crore debt of Indian banks at risk

The banks flagged exposure to environmentally sensitive businesses and listed effects of cyclones and floods on loan repayments in farming and related sectors.

Defence

The Israeli Light Machine Gun Negev NG-7 has been procured under the emergency purchase clause | Credit: Israel Weapon Industries

From next week, troops at LoC and LAC to get new & more lethal Israeli Light Machine Guns 

The Israeli Light Machine Gun Negev NG-7 has a rate of fire of over 700 bullets per minute and a range of over 800 meters.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.