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Tibet

Why Tibet’s new law making ethnic unity mandatory has led to concerns among minorities

The new law states people are responsible for safeguarding 'national reunification', 'strengthening ethnic unity' and take a 'stand against separatism'.
Hong Kong protests against the proposed Chinese extradition bill

Hong Kong on ‘brink of total breakdown’ due to protests, says city police

The pro-democracy protests entered its most violent phase after a 22-year-old protester died after the police used live fire against them.
A pharmacy in Shanghai (representational image) | S.Q. Lai/Bloomberg News

After giant pharma push, China keeps Indian drug makers waiting

It was in July last year that the Chinese government had reached an agreement on reducing tariffs on the import of Indian medicines.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.