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India’s decision to ban 43 apps in violation of WTO rules, says Chinese Foreign Ministry

We urge India to immediately correct its discriminatory behaviour and avoid further damage to bilateral cooperation, spokesman Zhao Lijian added.
Screengrab of the viral video shot by ITBP troops | Twitter

Little boy’s ‘kadak’ salute to ITBP troops in Ladakh wins internet, BJP MP pledges scholarship

Shared on Twitter by official ITBP handle, the video shows little Namgyal saluting soldiers passing by, a couple of whom stop to teach him the correct posture.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

India & China agree to ‘sincerely’ implement Jaishankar-Wang peace plan at WMCC talks

At the WMCC meeting Wednesday, India and China reviewed the situation along LAC and had ‘frank and detailed discussions’ on developments since the last meeting on 20 August.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the combined meeting of defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) | Twitter

Zee News says India now a ‘sher’ in foreign policy, News18 says country supports Ravi Kishan

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Old swings in new Panchsheel & NSD’s new ‘acting course’ for news anchors

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Indian army convoy carrying reinforcements and supplies, drive towards Leh, on 2 September in Gagangir | Photo via Bloomberg

Tiranga on top, says Zee of China clash, News18 India discusses Bihar angle to Sushant case

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
File image of Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju | Photo: ANI

Army has contacted Chinese PLA over ‘abduction’ of 5 men from Arunachal border, says Rijiju

Army has sent a hotline message and is awaiting a response, after 5 men were allegedly abducted from near the India-China border in Upper Subansiri district.
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

China building missile sites near Doklam, Naku La ‘clash zones’, satellite images show

The Chinese efforts to build air defence positions on the eastern section of the LAC come even as tensions with India continue in the western sector in Ladakh.
Army convoy moving towards eastern Ladakh from Leh on 30 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

India, China had ‘candid & in-depth’ exchange of views on existing LAC situation, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that both countries agreed that restoration of peace, tranquility would be essential for the overall development of bilateral ties.

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Tejas

Tejas keeps India’s capability gap with China under check. It is HAL’s game to lose now

Although several major air forces like France, Germany and the US are still inducting or ordering fourth-generation fighters, their capabilities and threats are distinct from India’s.

Billionaire-backed gaming startup Nazara Technologies kicks off India’s tech IPO rush

The impending debut could encourage other Indian startups to tap public markets, after years of explosive growth in mobile & internet usage created firms like Paytm & Flipkart.

Defence

Medics from armed forces at the Base Hospital in Delhi gets the Covid vaccination | Source: Army

Around 3,500 armed forces’ doctors, health workers receive Covid vaccine on Day One 

While 3,129 healthcare personnel from the Army got the vaccine, the number stood at about 250 for the Navy. The figure for IAF is yet to be ascertained.

Neither ‘udta’ nor ‘padhta’ Punjab. Question is how India’s no. 1 state in 2003 fell to 13

Punjab, once India’s richest state, has slipped and fallen behind. MSP and subsidies should continue, but it needs to rediscover its entrepreneurial impulse.