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Western press critical of Modi, so why is G-7 inviting him to UK summit?

Despite Modi’s hubris in declaring victory on the virus, the world recognises that the prime minister remains the tallest leader on the national landscape.

Collapse of the ‘vishwaguru’ in 60 days

How did we sleepwalk into a disaster of such magnitude, the worst India has faced since the partition in 1947?
The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

A defence minister with military background — a risk India needs to take

The Modi government has initiated several defence reforms. But mere political acumen of the defence minister is insufficient to steer them.
File photo of US President Joe Biden | Twitter/JoeBiden

The US has stepped up and stepped in to help India. Its delay wasn’t a strategic break

Statements from Biden, Sullivan, Blinken, Manning show that India can expect substantial assistance from the US in the coming days.
File photo of US President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C. | Stefani Reynolds/CNP/Bloomberg

DC to Delhi — 5 reasons why Biden admin changed its mind on helping Covid-struck India

From ‘America first’, the Biden administration took a quick U-turn to offering support to India in its time of Covid crisis. But why the belated reply?
PM Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden | Wikipedia

India-US ties not built on morals, but necessity. Biden’s Covid help delay won’t matter

Indians are saying they ‘will not forget’ US delay. Will it matter? Not in the slightest.
President Xi Jinping (centre) with other leaders of the Communist Party of China | Representational image: Reuters via ANI

Global Times attacking India on Covid mismanagement should first investigate Wuhan, CCP

India’s refusal to move forward on normalisation of bilateral ties and accept Chinese investments has hurt Beijing’s ego.
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Good move by TN govt to open Thoothukudi plant for oxygen supply. Sterlite deserves praise too

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Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif with PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi in 2014 | Flickr

Many blame me for not building on Modi-Sharif meet. I did what was in Pakistan’s best interest

In Hostility, former Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit writes about his tenure in Delhi from 2014 to 2017 — a difficult era in India-Pakistan ties.
Liquid Oxygen containers being loaded by Indian Air Force aircraft at Changi Airport in Singapore on 24 April 2021 | Photo: Twitter/@PIBHomeAffairs

4 cryogenic tanks for transporting oxygen being airlifted from Singapore, says MHA

A C-17 aircraft of the IAF took off from the Hindon airbase in the outskirts of Delhi for Singapore's Changi airport early on Saturday morning.

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Pandemic can’t be allowed to devastate nations because of sophisticated, one-sided WTO rules

For President Joe Biden to take a stand against pharmaceutical companies is no small matter. His presidential campaign was the near sole beneficiary of pharma largesse in 2020.
Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

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A file photo of a Covid ward set up at an Army hospital, in Prayagraj. | Photo: ANI

Armed forces plan to hire 400 retired military doctors to assist in fight against Covid

The forces are looking to hire, on a contractual basis for about a year, medical officers who retired in the last four to five years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.