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Woman wearing a mask crosses a Tokyo Olympics sign | Bloomberg

Delayed Olympics leaves Japan’s hotels deserted and economy in a limbo

The government had expected the Games to fuel a surge in overseas visitors to 40 million this year. Now, it may not even reach 5 million.
Woman wearing a mask crosses a Tokyo Olympics sign | Bloomberg

Postponed Tokyo Olympics unlikely to happen even in 2021, virus experts warn

The highly contagious virus will be at various stages of spread and infection in different countries by next summer, making it hard to pull off a large-scale international event.
Woman wearing a mask crosses a Tokyo Olympics sign | Bloomberg

Japan and IOC make conflicting statements about Tokyo Olympics

Questions about the timing of the 2020 Summer Olympics have come back to the forefront as the Covid-19 outbreak worsens in Japan and elsewhere.
Taro Aso

Rename WHO as Chinese Health Organization: Japan slams UN body for ‘giving into China’s spin’

Japan's Deputy PM Taro Aso slams WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his 'inadequate evaluation to address the coronavirus outbreak'.
Woman wearing a mask crosses a Tokyo Olympics sign | Bloomberg

Japan’s likely next PM raises doubts about holding Olympics next year too

Shigeru Ishiba says whether he runs for leader of ruling Liberal Democratic Party next year depends on virus and whether the Olympics can be held.
Woman wearing a mask crosses a Tokyo Olympics sign | Bloomberg

Tokyo Olympics gets a new date, to begin 23 July 2021

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach had earlier this month agreed to delay the 2020 Olympics amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Woman wearing a mask crosses a Tokyo Olympics sign | Bloomberg

The five biggest challenges facing the delayed 2020 Olympics now

There’s a reason it takes many years and billions of dollars to host the games: the two-week event is built on a Jenga-tower of thousands of independent economic interests.
The sun sets behind the Olympic rings installation at Odaiba Marine Park on March 18, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan | Photographer: Clive Rose/Getty Images AsiaPac | Bloomberg

Olympics delay means $12 billion games just got more expensive

A recently published estimate shows 422 billion yen in extra costs for a one-year postponement of the games, with another 218 billion-yen hit to Japan's economy on top of that.

‘Lakshman Rekha’ for corona ‘Ravan’, and playing kabaddi with Covid-19

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A pedestrian walks past the Olympic rings outside the Japan Olympic Museum near the New National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Tokyo | Photo: Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg

Tokyo Olympics become biggest sporting event halted by virus

The postponement will be first since modern games began in 19th century and make Tokyo 2020 Olympics the biggest sporting event called off due to COVID-19.

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Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.