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Air India plane departs for China to bring Indians

I had to sue Modi govt and Air India to be ‘rescued’ by Vande Bharat Mission

The harassment I went through as a stranded Indian in Germany during the coronavirus crisis, I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. And there was no heroic Vande Bharat rescue.

US drug overdose deaths surge, Germany’s naked swimming controversy & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, delivers a speech during a special address on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

Quantum chemist Angela Merkel has finally become Europe’s leader

There's consensus in Berlin that Merkel's connection with European integration is cerebral, not emotional. Covid seems to have changed that.
PM Narendra Modi introducing S. Jaishankar to Angela Merkel | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India now discusses Galwan border clash with Germany, as Shringla talks to State Secy Berger

India-China border standoff was discussed during a virtual meeting between Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla and German State Secretary Miguel Berger Friday.
Representational image of visa application form

India, China hit the most by US visa ban, second wave fear in South Korea & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, delivers a speech during a special address on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

Angela Merkel doesn’t use war imagery for Covid. In fact, she hardly uses metaphors

Macron said his nation was at war with an invisible enemy. Trump says he is a ‘wartime president’. Johnson has spoken of the virus as an ‘enemy’. But not Germans.
Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, delivers a speech during a special address on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

Coronavirus is undoing Germany’s plans to tackle surge in unemployment

With the economy set to hurt for a long time, many businesses remain at risk and the coronavirus is testing the limits of a policy relying on a quick rebound.
President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera | Commons

Latin American populists challenge stereotypes, Germany flies in workers & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Fan cutouts, app for applause — Germany is ready for return of Bundesliga matches

The German Football League has said that 1,724 tests have been conducted on players and staff, of which 10 people tested positive for Covid-19.
A European Union (EU) border sign on a road on Germany's border with Austria | Photo: Michaela Handrek-Rehle | Bloomberg

American flies to Germany to meet girlfriend, is caught disguised as a janitor

The 20-year-old, who had disguised himself as an airport janitor to circumvent the screening process, was put on a US-bound flight.

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.