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How ‘Chinese app scams’ have been targeting lakhs of Indians, looting crores since WFH took off

These scams work by enticing people with small payouts on investments or bets, and building trust. When they start investing more money, it disappears, according to police, reports Bismee Taskin.


3-yr ‘Tour of Duty’ for jawans — govt to roll out new recruitment process, not for officers

Tour of Duty, likely to be implemented on trial basis first, aims to reduce burden of pay rises & pensions. Effort also on to make short service commissions more attractive to officers, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.


Stung by ‘issues’ with China-made tech, Pakistan military is back to wooing US for defence

Rawalpindi wants to restore defence cooperation & get Pakistan off Financial Action Task Force’s Grey List. Western countries have been denying equipment, cancelling deals, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.


Many in race to be Modi’s successor but here’s one who can step into Amit Shah’s shoes

Being ‘Mr Indispensable’ isn’t always a good thing. Remember when Modi didn’t let Amit Shah become Gujarat CM after Anandiben Patel resigned, writes D.K. Singh.


Praise for Imran, blame for India – how Chinese experts spin crises in Pakistan, Sri Lanka

So far, China has refrained from officially commenting on the situation in Sri Lanka and Pakistan – but there is growing chatter on news and Weibo, Baidu, writes Aadil Brar


For the first time in Pakistan’s history, I’m not the puppeteer of the puppet I built in 2018

I am now internationally significant but nationally insignificant. But don’t worry Pakistanis, your General will take care of you, writes General Twitter.


Ukraine shows war is always about greed & hatred. Not Christianity vs Islam ‘Clash of Civilisations’

Post Cold War, Muslim World was seen as rising to challenge the Christian West. The war now is in Europe, within the same race, faith, civilisation, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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