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Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey in New Delhi | Vijay Verma/PTI

After Trump, Twitter fact-checks Chinese official on claims about coronavirus origins

Twitter applied the fact-check tags to at least two tweets originally posted in March by China's foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.
US President Donald Trump, with Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C. | Photographer Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg

We have prevailed, says Trump, ends press meet abruptly after question on US death toll

At a press conference to celebrate his govt's success at expanding testing, Trump went on the defensive under questioning from reporters.
The Pulitzer Prize | Commons

Pulitzer to Kashmir photojournalists shows why Trump supporters call some media Lügenpresse

Pulitzer’s description of Kashmir as ‘independent’ defies all logic because the region’s political status is a primary general knowledge.
People queue up outside a chemist shop (representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Trump, Modi and hydroxychloroquine, and why India partially lifted ban on the drug’s export

In episode 438 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta traces the chronology of events in India and US that led to partial lifting of ban on export of hydroxychloroquine.
Kevin Siers | Observer Opinion

Elizabeth Warren’s message for women, and coronavirus outside Trump’s invincible castle

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the 'Howdy Modi' event, in Houston, Sunday

US holds all the cards in trade relationship with India, and Trump knows it well

The recently agreed Phase 1 US-China trade agreement reflects the reality that China has far greater clout negotiating with the US than most other countries.
Donald Trump delivers a speech during a special address on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on 21 January

No role for third party on Kashmir issue: MEA on Trump’s latest offer to help

Addressing the media with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Davos Tuesday, Trump said the US was watching the developments related to Kashmir "very closely".
US President Donald Trump speaks during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, 24 Sept | Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Donald Trump trade deal raises issue of trusting China to deliver

The broad agreement in Washington is that American presidents have for decades been hoodwinked by a China that has often failed to deliver on its promises.
US President Donald Trump

Trump’s killing of Soleimani only feeds Kim Jong Un’s biggest fear

The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last week reinforces the North Korean view that the U.S. only takes such actions against states that lack a credible nuclear deterrent.
General Qasem Soleimani

Soleimani’s killing: Iran’s Rouhani vows revenge, Trump waves US flag, war clouds gather

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

On Camera

Where’s the sympathy for lonely young people hit by social distancing?

Younger people report higher rates of anxiety and depression when compared with the elderly, and the pandemic hasn’t changed that.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Allow us to restructure loans but no need for blanket recast, banks tell RBI

The Indian Banks’ Association has written to RBI, saying debt recast needs to be completed by September to prevent fresh bad loan creation.

Defence

Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
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.