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Health workers in protective suits shift a body of a coronavirus victim into a van at LNJP Hospital in New Delhi.| Manvender Vashist | PTI

From India to S. Korea, social stigma & harassment are hurting Asia’s virus testing efforts

Harassment and prejudice could undermine the goals of all the disclosure about Covid-19 cases in the first place: Containing community spread.
File image of Tablighi Jamaat attendees being moved out of the Nizamuddin Markaz mosque in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

Zee News, India TV, News18 India have OCD. They are still stuck on Tablighi Jamaat

Hindi news channels are not listening to the pleas of Modi and Bhagwat who urged people not to stigmatise any particular community during the Covid crisis.
A house marked in Delhi during coronavirus pandemic | Twitter

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.

On Camera

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.