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Chinese hackers are still trying to target an Indian port, US cybersecurity firm says

US cybersecurity firm says it could see ‘handshake’ — indicating exchange of traffic — between China-linked group & Indian maritime port as of Tuesday.
Representational image | Women stitch the Indian national flag for Independence Day, at Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta centre, Hubli | PTI

Birth of India’s second republic and the challenges it will face

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Charminar in Hyderabad | Representational image | Markus Gebauer Photography/Moment RM

Telangana claims there was ‘potential China-origin cyberattack’ on power grid & it was thwarted

About 40 sub-stations were affected by ‘Chinese malware’ but officials managed to remove it, Telangana Transco and Genco Chairman and MD D. Prabhakar Rao says.
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.
A file photo of ex-Nepal prime minister Baburam Bhattarai. | Photo: Twitter/@brb1954

China can’t replace India, so don’t worry about its influence in Nepal, says ex-PM Bhattarai

In an interview, former Nepal PM Baburam Bhattarai calls for high-level political dialogue between Kathmandu and Delhi, adding that the border issue needs to be resolved.
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RedEcho, ShadowPad — how Chinese hackers may have accessed critical Indian computer systems

NYT report suggests that last year's Mumbai power outage was caused by hackers linked to China. ThePrint looks at the different players involved & what could have happened.

No clear link to blame Mumbai outage on cyber sabotage, Maharashtra report says

On 12 October 2020, large parts of Mumbai and Thane faced an unusual power outage. An NYT report says the disruption could be part of a larger Chinese cyber campaign.

Turkey wants to tie-up with Pakistan to make fighter jets, missiles & access Chinese tech

Turkey sees Pakistan as a strategic ally & potential partner in building its Siper long-range missile-defence project and TF-X fighter jet.
PM Narendra Modi | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

India is re-engaging with China and Pakistan — it’s another pre-emptive Modi strike

With an eye on the new Biden administration in the US, climate change and its own sputtering economy, India is slowly changing its rigid foreign policy.
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

Xi now wants to make China a tech superpower to end its dependence on West

The push to mobilise trillions of dollars could help China surpass the US as the world’s biggest economy this decade and cement Xi’s goal of turning the nation into a superpower.

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New Umbrella Entity is the new digital payments race as Amazon, Google, Facebook jump in

The companies are part of four consortia preparing to apply for licenses to operate retail payments and settlement systems, with more firms banding together before a 31 March deadline.

Defence

An Indian Army truck on a Kashmir highway leading to Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

Self-reliance in defence, cyber challenges in focus at Combined Commanders’ meet starting today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the Combined Commanders’ Conference, which will be held in Gujarat between 4 and 6 March.
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’.