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UGC stand is clear — universities will have to conduct final-year exams to hand out degrees

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Navy deploys large number of ships in Indian Ocean to send clear ‘message’ to China

Since tensions in Ladakh began, three service chiefs have been meeting regularly to plan military strategies.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

Some deception, some posturing — the message from the Chinese military build-up in Ladakh

Satellite imagery experts say that Chinese presence in Ladakh has grown since May with the deployment of additional equipment and defensive structures.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with special forces personnel in Ladakh Friday | By special arrangement

India prepares for ‘collusive’ threat from China & Pakistan, Rajnath asks forces to be ready

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the armed forces to be prepared to respond at a short notice as well as build & sustain military capabilities to deter any adversary.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | INC | Twitter

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi, asks what happened that China took India’s land

Gandhi has been criticising the Modi government on the standoff in Ladakh and has accused the prime minister of "surrendering" India's land to China.

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Made in China products

Green tea to underpants, China’s grip on Indian lives goes beyond phone apps

There is no way Indians can live without most of the 8,000-odd stuff the country imports from China. So it's just better to wait for the tensions at LAC to simmer down.
Ministry of external affairs

Foreign firms have to follow India’s rules pertaining to data security and privacy: MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India has adopted a very ‘open regime’ for attracting FDIs, but global companies have to abide by the country’s rules.
File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

India, China disengagement at LAC could take until winter, de-escalation will happen first

The defence and security establishment said India was prepared for a long, drawn-out process of disengagement. China has continued to maintain build up on the Indian side of LAC.
A view of Leh, Ladakh. | Photo: Sajid Ali/ThePrint

Army holds porter recruitment rally in Leh amid LAC stand-off with China, Covid crisis

As many as 1,000 applicants showed up for the rally held on 20 June, which was held five days after the Galwan clash at the LAC.

On Camera

The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Why nothing can challenge the power of Apple, Amazon and Google

EU wants to make sure other companies are allowed to compete with these incumbents but American antitrust law focuses on the interests of the consumer.
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These are the sweeping changes Amazon India is making for its first Prime Day since Covid

This time, thousands of Amazon employees will coordinate the sale from their homes, and packers, sorters and deliverymen will follow stringent hygiene protocols.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 | Representational image | ANI

India’s quest for armed drones gets a boost as US looks to ramp up arms sales

India is now looking at acquiring 6 armed drones from the US instead of the planned mix of 30 armed and non-armed drones. It is also in talks with Israel.
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.