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Sending foreign students home hurt US economy when it needs them most

Given how much international students contribute to economy, you might assume ICE would find a way to keep them in the US.
A laboratory technician collects vials of patient swabs during coronavirus detection testing at a laboratory

Why US pandemic is different from EU’s, boom in lockdown erotica & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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US is ‘very seriously’ looking at banning Chinese apps, including TikTok: Mike Pompeo

In interview to Fox News, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said those using Chinese apps could be ceding private info to Chinese Communist Party'. He praised India for banning apps.
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How India lined up US, Russia on its side of LAC and China was forced to return friendless

China is disengaging from the LAC, and also taking back the message that India has far more friends in the world today. The last 24 hours have truly been PM Modi’s.

Remdesivir to HCQ: What works against Covid-19, and what doesn’t

A physician and scientist writes about the drugs and treatments that have worked against the coronavirus, and busts some myths.
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Get infected at Covid party & get paid — how Alabama college students are making headlines

In a disturbing trend that seems to be growing in the US, youngsters are hosting Covid parties where they invite infected and healthy people.
US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft addresses the media | Flickr

US to seek UN Security Council vote on extending Iran arms embargo this month

US ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft said the country is willing to reimpose wide-ranging UN sanctions if the vote failed.
Anthony Fauci arrives to a Senate HELP Committee hearing on June 30. | Bloomberg

America risks 100,000 daily Covid cases if behaviours don’t change, Fauci says in warning

Infectious diseases expert Dr Fauci pinpointed indoor gatherings, particularly bar scenes, to say the US was going in the wrong direction in tackling the virus.
Youth Congress protest against the killing of 20 Indian Army soldiers in Ladakh's Galwan Valley by the Chinese People's Liberation Army | PTI

Shut up and put up — What Chinese companies in India should do as Galwan crisis continues

After Mike Pompeo defined a ‘clean’ multi-national company, the Modi govt banned 59 Chinese mobile apps such as TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit and Clean Master.
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US doctors do away with magazines in waiting rooms in another pandemic blow to print

Publications are grappling with people's fear that one can get Covid by touching them. To date, there is no evidence of transmission of the virus through print media.

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Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI’s March rate cut was biggest surprise in history of monetary policy panel, paper says

India’s rate-setting panel is due to meet in the first week of August as the economy heads toward its first annual contraction in more than four decades.

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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.