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India can get its own Huawei. Demand for 5G and anger towards China has given us a chance

Demand for 5G is rising — schools to governments, all depend on internet and technology now. And India is uniquely placed to fill in network gap left by China’s 5G wars.
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Coordinated disinformation campaign behind conspiracy theory linking 5G to coronavirus

Researchers have found large number of online accounts displaying ‘inauthentic activity’, including hallmarks of a state-backed campaign against 5G.
Former IFS officer Smita Purushottam's letter doesn't mention Huawei by name, but hits out at Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers | Photo: Bloomberg

Retired Indian ambassador, telecom firms write to govt seeking ban on Chinese equipment

Former IFS officer Smita Purushottam and representatives of manufacturers have been ‘invited’ for a meeting with the Department of Telecom on 20 February.

5G story should be about Indian tech and skills, not allowing China’s Huawei in

Although Modi government has said Huawei will only participate in 5G trials, the fear is it will be difficult to stop the Chinese firm from securing contracts.
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Incoming call on iPhone can’t set steel wool on fire, viral video is edited

The video that shows a ring of steel wool, placed around an iPhone, catches fire when a call is received is an edited one.

RSS economic wing upset as Modi govt allows Huawei in 5G trials

Swadeshi Jagran Manch convener Ashwani Mahajan writes to Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad questioning Modi govt’s urgency and Huawei’s participation.
Huawei is embroiled in controversy over security concerns in many countries | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India’s Huawei bet to ‘pacify China’ is set to be next thorn in India-US ties

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday announced the decision to allow Huawei to participate in India’s upcoming 5G trials.
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Huawei thanks Modi govt after being allowed to participate in 5G trials

India's decision comes as a major boost to Huawei, the world's leader in telecom equipment and the number two smartphone producer, amid a heavy clampdown on it by the US.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and PM Narendra Modi

In 5G marathon, India decides to sit back and mourn as China, US, Europe race ahead

If the 2G fiasco stemmed from corruption, the death of 5G-enabled telecom revolution even before it began stems from stupidity.
PS Raghavan

India can secure 5G networks with local technology, top security advisor Raghavan says

In an exclusive interview, former diplomat P.S. Raghavan talks about 5G, Huawei, the India-China border dispute & the Modi-Xi summit in Mamallapuram.

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File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement

Tale of 2 Indian fathers — one who stands by his daughter in jail, another who disowned his

Natasha Narwal was arrested for ‘conspiring’ Delhi violence and Amulya Leona for saying ‘Hindustan Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad’. But how their dads reacted tells a lot about India today.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.