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People wait outside a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Kolkata, India, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. | Photographer: Arko Datto | Bloomberg

US asks its citizens to get out of India ‘as soon as it is safe to do so’

In a Level 4 travel advisory, the highest issued by US State Department, Americans were also told not to travel to India. Earlier, Australia banned all flights from India.
File photo of US President Joe Biden | Twitter/JoeBiden

The US has stepped up and stepped in to help India. Its delay wasn’t a strategic break

Statements from Biden, Sullivan, Blinken, Manning show that India can expect substantial assistance from the US in the coming days.
File photo of US President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C. | Stefani Reynolds/CNP/Bloomberg

DC to Delhi — 5 reasons why Biden admin changed its mind on helping Covid-struck India

From ‘America first’, the Biden administration took a quick U-turn to offering support to India in its time of Covid crisis. But why the belated reply?
PM Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden | Wikipedia

India-US ties not built on morals, but necessity. Biden’s Covid help delay won’t matter

Indians are saying they ‘will not forget’ US delay. Will it matter? Not in the slightest.
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Good move by TN govt to open Thoothukudi plant for oxygen supply. Sterlite deserves praise too

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
Nurses care for a coronavirus COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit (I.C.U.) at Ramakrishna Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Tracking course of Covid outbreak in India very closely, says US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also advised all Americans to avoid all travel to India.
A file photo of former NSA Shivshankar Menon. | Photo: Twitter/@shivshankamenon

India-China ties set for ‘hard times’ over next 5-10 years, ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon says

Hard times for Beijing & New Delhi won’t be permanent, ex-NSA Menon says, but notes that China is ‘in a hurry’ to seize a moment of opportunity outlined in its global ambitions.
PM Modi walks past a guard of honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort on 15 August 2020 | PTI

India needs an honest national security document for the next decade, just like Britain made

In 1946, a telegram from Moscow gave the US a strategy that lasted four decades. India too needs an honest security doctrine that keeps it match-fit in a changing world.
Chinese President Xi Jinping talks to local residents at Jinyuan community in Guanshanhu District of Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 4, 2021. | Photographer: Ding Haitao/Xinhua | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Beijing painting America as an ‘evil empire’. Biden must counter China at a cultural level

Xi Jinping wants to push the narrative that the 'Chinese miracle' has been possible only because of the role played by the CCP in guiding the Chinese people.
File photo of Narendra Modi and President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in New Delhi, 2018 | PIB

There are dreadful and deceitful scenarios staring at Afghanistan. India will have to step up

In today's India-friendly Afghanistan, the Taliban are a reality. Any meaningful peace process will need the direct participation of New Delhi.

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Pandemic can’t be allowed to devastate nations because of sophisticated, one-sided WTO rules

For President Joe Biden to take a stand against pharmaceutical companies is no small matter. His presidential campaign was the near sole beneficiary of pharma largesse in 2020.
Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

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A file photo of a Covid ward set up at an Army hospital, in Prayagraj. | Photo: ANI

Armed forces plan to hire 400 retired military doctors to assist in fight against Covid

The forces are looking to hire, on a contractual basis for about a year, medical officers who retired in the last four to five years.
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Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.