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PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

Modi led from front in border crisis unlike Xi Jinping who is ‘insecure’: RSS mouthpiece

In an editorial, ‘Organiser’ wrote PM Modi and his party ‘stand for civilisational values of Bharat and Xi’s CPC always believed in discarding everything that is old’.
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Apple users catch TikTok spying on iPhones, recording password and sensitive mails

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
All posts on PM Narendra Modi's Weibo have been deleted | Screenshot

PM Modi quits Chinese social media app Weibo, has deleted all 115 posts

Well-placed govt sources say PM Narendra Modi’s full exit from Weibo has been delayed ‘for reasons best known to the Chinese’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during his address to the nation Tuesday | Photo: ANI

Modi displayed statesmanship by not mentioning China in his speech under public pressure

In episode 510 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta recalls leadership lessons from John F. Kennedy, Jawaharlal Nehru & Indira Gandhi.
Favipiravir remains a subject of trials across the world | ANI photo

Potential Covid drug favipiravir to be available at Rs 103/pill at pharmacies by month-end

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Modi-Xi Jinping’s ‘yoga poses’, and BJP IT cell’s ‘eclipse’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
All-party virtual meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss India-China border situation, in New Delhi on Friday | ANI

No one entered Indian territory, no border posts were occupied: PM at all-party meet on China

Although opposition parties largely supported the government, Congress president Sonia Gandhi raised several questions, saying they’re ‘still in dark about the crisis.'
Coal being loaded in Chandwa, Jharkhand | Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

All about commercial mining and how it changes the coal production game in India

The Modi govt is hoping commercial coal production will make India self-sufficient and bring down its import bill.
A Delhi homeguard conducts a thermal screening of passengers at a bus stop during the Covid-19 lockdown

India reduced Covid growth rate from 24.3% in pre-lockdown to 3.8% in Unlock 1.0: Govt data

The health ministry data presented during PM-CMs’ meeting showed as of 15 June, there were 15 states contributing to 94% of the country's total Covid case load. 

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.