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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

Mahabharata to irresponsible Indians — How Modi govt’s message on Covid changed in 6 months

In the last few months, the Modi government’s Covid communication has focussed only on absolving itself of all blame. Not data or roadmaps.
Representational image of Covid testing in Nagaland | Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

India’s Covid tally crosses 58-lakh mark, death toll climbs to 92,290

There are 9,70,116 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 16.67 per cent of the total caseload, the health ministry data stated.
Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Afghanistan is India’s one reliable neighbour, but Hekmatyar’s surprise entry can change this

During a recent webinar on Kashmir, the former mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar warned that India should ‘learn a lesson from the Afghan jihad’.
A critical Covid-19 patient being brought to the Covid-19 ward at Rajindra Hospital, a tertiary healthcare institute in Punjab | Photo: Pravin Jain

India’s Covid recovery rate 81.55%, toll climbs to 91,149

The country registered 86,508 new Covid cases in the span of 24 hours while the total recoveries surged to 46,74,987. 
Washington University develops Covid-19 saliva test | File photo | Washington University School of Medical

Bharat Biotech partners with Washington University for Covid intranasal vaccine

While the Phase 1 trial will take place in St Louis University's Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit, Bharat Biotech, will pursue further stages of clinical trials in India.
Cybersecurity

China hacked Indian govt teleconference in 2017 — US think-tank reiterates old report

Claims in CASI report are based on an Indian report about a high-profile government meeting, which was compromised by Chinese hackers in October 2017.
Xi Jinping

Are Chinese incursions ordered by local PLA heads or Beijing? Xi’s reforms hold answer

In ‘India's China Challenge’, Ananth Krishnan writes about Xi Jinping’s sweeping military reforms, and the complex relationship between the Communist Party and the PLA.
Covid-19 Rapid Antigen tests are performed at a containment zone in Imphal West | Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

India registers 83,347 Covid-19 infections in a day, total crosses 56 lakh

While 45 lakh people recovered from the disease, the country's death toll climbed to 90,020 with 1,085 people succumbing to the disease in a day.
The Chinese flag (representational image) | Pixabay

China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

14 hours of India-China talks fail to break logjam, more rounds of negotiations ahead

Top military and diplomatic officials met Chinese officials Monday. India maintained its stand of complete disengagement during the 14-hour talks.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

Mahabharata to irresponsible Indians — How Modi govt’s message on Covid changed in 6 months

In the last few months, the Modi government’s Covid communication has focussed only on absolving itself of all blame. Not data or roadmaps.
A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?