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The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.
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China ‘shuts down’ 13 cities as coronavirus toll climbs to 26

Coronavirus had spread to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the US as of Thursday. Japan reported a second confirmed case Friday.
A thermal screeening device checks passengers arriving in India from China including Hong Kong in view of outbreak of Novel coronavirus (CoV) in China | PTI

Quarantining Wuhan, city of 11 mn people — how China is responding to coronavirus outbreak

New coronavirus strain has claimed 25 lives so far. But unlike its cover-up of SARS epidemic, China has responded with regular updates & strong measures this time.
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Coronavirus death toll climbs to 25 in China, with 830 confirmed cases

Wuhan, a city that is in lockdown, has about 700 Indian students, majority of them studying medicine. However, most of them have left for holidays.
A thermal screeening device checks passengers arriving in India from China including Hong Kong in view of outbreak of Novel coronavirus (CoV) in China | PTI

Why deadly viruses like corona are not a top priority for pharma industry

There are significant disincentives for big drugmakers to go big in medicines to fight infectious diseases. This needs to change.
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Pakistan has made ‘visible progress’ to curb terrorism financing, says China

China's comment came as the FATF Asia Pacific Joint Group met in Beijing to scrutinise Pakistan's progress on adopting stricter laws against terror financing.
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Snakes could be the source of China’s deadly coronavirus

According to the researchers, patients who became infected with the coronavirus were exposed to wildlife animals at a market, where seafood, snake, farm animals were sold.
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Coronavirus toll rises to 17 in China, cases of deadly pneumonia reported in US, Mexico too

The Chinese health authorities had confirmed 444 cases of pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by Tuesday.
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The next pandemic will come. Here’s how to prepare

The biggest lesson is that the government must be ruthlessly honest and transparent. The more facts, the better.
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Coronavirus outbreak — how this new strain is wreaking havoc across China

China's National Health Commission confirmed that the new strain of the coronavirus can be transmitted from person-to-person.

On Camera

Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

It’s time to lower expectations from the economy, and not try to do too much in the Budget

India is paying the price for trying to do too much in past Budgets, and sectors that have been bled white, such as telecom and govt companies, are worst hit.

Economist, Soros: Has Hindu nationalism increased global criticism of India or bad economy?

The Economist criticised the Modi govt in its latest cover story titled ‘Intolerant India’ while billionaire George Soros said Modi was creating a 'Hindu nationalist state' at Davos.

Defence

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India’s K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile aces second test in a week

The missile has a range of 3,500km, with 'almost all parts of Pakistan and several areas of China within its reach'.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.