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Residential and commercial skyscrapers stand in downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Photographer: Christopher Pike | Bloomberg

Dubai business conditions improve as city emerges from lockdown

Non-oil private sector activity in the Middle East’s business hub improved for the first time since February.
An employee walks past gantry cranes loading shipping containers onto trucks from the Cosco New York container ship docked at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operated by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), in Navi Mumbai. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Why India’s growing economic reliance on China will be tough to break

India buys everything from electronics to key drug ingredients to industrial machinery from China and reducing that reliance won’t be easy, experts say.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Modi’s rajniti unable to tackle India’s three big crises. Time for lokniti

The nation wants to know the reality of the coronavirus spread, the situation at the LAC, and the condition of economy. But the Modi government is washing its hands off.

E-mobility is the best solution for both climate and economic crises

Transport accounts for 23 per cent of global energy-related greenhouse emissions. But existing electrification technology could cut down these emissions by 2050.
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Boris Johnson gambles on lifting lockdown to save UK

Johnson’s message to UK is clear ⁠— get out and get spending. But despite his drive to get life back to normal, businesses will have to ensure proper Covid measures are followed to avoid new cases.
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Millennials have seen India shining, they will judge Modi by last 30 years, not 70

Most Indian millennials' political memory starts with liberalisation and then Vajpayee. Modi’s promises will be measured against that.
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Bangladesh is facing a major remittance loss due to Covid-19

International remittances make up 7 per cent of Bangladesh’s GDP, but Covid-19 has adversely impacted its migrants working in countries with strict lockdowns.
Women health workers during house-to-house drive for coronavirus at a slum in Kolkata on 27 April 2020

Covid pushed women back decades. India can’t be ‘atmanirbhar’ without bailing them out

Most women in India are shouldering the larger burden of household duties now. Those who have jobs are on ‘double double shift’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a discussion with chief ministers and lieutenant governors of 21 states and union territories Tuesday | PTI

Economy showing green shoots, says PM Modi in e-meeting with CMs, Lt Governors

In a word of caution, PM Narendra Modi said the slightest carelessness, laxity, lack of discipline will weaken all of the fight against coronavirus.
File image of PM Narendra Modi at the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust | PTI

India’s young no longer charmed by Modi. Blame economy and ideology

Dissatisfaction from Modi does not imply that the Congress or any other opposition party can swoop in and reclaim their former vote share.

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Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI’s March rate cut was biggest surprise in history of monetary policy panel, paper says

India’s rate-setting panel is due to meet in the first week of August as the economy heads toward its first annual contraction in more than four decades.

Defence

Army Chief General MM Naravane (2nd R) during his visit along along the border in Jammu, Samba and Pathankot region

Army chief Narvane visits forward areas along IB in Pathankot-Jammu region

During the visit, the Army chief reviewed the security situation and emphasised on 'zero tolerance' against ceasefire violations by Pakistan and infiltration attempts.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.