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US probes digital services tax imposed by India & others, could hit back with tariffs

The move seeks to determine whether taxes on e-commerce discriminate against American tech giants like Apple, Google and Amazon.com.

Mexico deports 311 Indians after US pressure on border security

Mexico is expanding its border security and migrant policy after US President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on imports.
A street vendor sells apples in Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh

Why Modi-Trump trade war is making Himachal apple growers happy

Buoyed by bumper crop, Himachal's apple growers have received an additional boost as Modi govt raised import duty on US apples from 50% to 70%.
US markets

US markets react sharply to escalating trade war with China

China announced to increase tariffs on $60 billion worth American imports and WhatsApp voice calls used to inject Israeli spyware on phones.
Representational image. Africa has lagged in the industrialization necessary to generate mass employment | Photo: John Wessels| Bloomberg

Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.

On Camera

Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Few things tie Modi’s India and Imran’s Pakistan like their love-hate for foreign invasion

Be it Hindutva ideologues condemning the wicked foreign invader or Imran Khan hailing Turkish imperial rule, both want to reinforce that going forward means going backward.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold 7-hour meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
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Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.