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A refugee camp in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reports first Covid-19 case at Rohingya refugee camps

Bangladesh's health authorities initially said two refugees have tested positive, but WHO later confirmed that one was a Rohingya and another a local person who lived near a camp.
File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India ‘cautions’ Myanmar over growing Chinese influence as Xi Jinping concludes visit

During Xi Jinping’s visit from 17-18 January, China and Myanmar signed as many as 33 agreements, including multi-billion-dollar deals in infrastructure.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina | PTI

Sheikh Hasina to raise NRC, Rohingya issues tomorrow at meeting with Modi

Sheikh Hasina is planning to discuss NRC issue again as recent comments, especially those by Amit Shah, have not gone down well with Bangladesh.
A Rohingya man sitting in a refugee camp

Rohingyas travelling from northeast to Kerala by train pose serious security threat

Narendra Modi's government cannot afford to put the Rohingya issue on the back burner.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media at the White House in Washington ~ Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Donald Trump says Beijing meddling in polls, and Google grilled on China product

Bangladesh PM lashes out at Myanmar on Rohingya issue, and French President ready to take over role of global leader. 
Athlete Usain Bolt | Commons

Rockets attack Afganistan presidential palace, and Usain Bolt’s new career

Iran claims to have made its first indigenous fighter jet, and drones take on cocaine in Colombia.
People wait to check their names on the final draft of the state's NRC | PTI

The faces of the people left out of the NRC, and why you can’t click stars in space

Front Page As uncertainty ensued over the 40 lakh names missing from the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India said “no genuine Indian citizen should have any fear or panic in regard to the filing of claims and objections", The Indian Express reports.  The daily also tells us the stories of some of the people left out of the NRC: A school teacher, a pair of twins, former MLA, a BEd student, and a Delhi-based social worker have all been left out of the list. https://youtu.be/sSVdjD_JXtw Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has warned of an 'impending civil war and bloodbath' because of the NRC. BJP president Amit Shah has criticised her statements, saying the list will be implemented to the “last full stop". The Supreme Court stepped in to direct authorities not to "initiate any coercive action" against the 40 lakh people left out of the NRC draft, The Hindu reports. The...
US military strategy in Afghanistan

Global Pulse: America’s secret war in Yemen and the first Lebanese election since 2009

America has involved itself in yet another war it doesn't belong in. The Holocaust exhibition in America reveals shocking details of its complacency. Meanwhile, the Lebanese elections are seeing the emergence of many progressive issues. 
Patrick Chapatte | New York Times

Last Laughs: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet & the crisis in Indian judiciary

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
The crisis in Myanmar has raised questions about India’s approach to refugees, specifically the 40,000 Rohingya that have entered the country in recent years.

India’s traditional refugee policy shows why it’s unlikely to give Rohingyas sanctuary

Over the years, the Indian government has provided assistance to the likes of Bangladeshis and Afghans fleeing war and persecution, but has created disincentives for them to stay on in India permanently.

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

LAC row began April, 5,000 Chinese troops sent to Pangong in May, claims state broadcaster

Published by CGTN, the report is first Chinese acknowledgment about the number of troops mobilised in the Pangong Lake area amid tensions with India.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.