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Liu Chuen Chen


Senior Sub-Editor with The Indian Express, online. The author tweets at @chuenchenliu

Can you see me as I am, an Indian Chinese?
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

India-China Face-off: A close friend suggested I wear ethnic clothes and a bindi to “prove” my nationality. Am I not just one of the 1.35 billion Indians out there? Why must minorities change culture to be seen as citizens?

Daily briefing: 2 LAC flashpoints are not in list of identified areas still contested; Poaching for meat up during lockdown
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

From the latest Chinese transgressions to your India lockdown update, read the top stories from today' edition of The Indian Express.

Daily briefing: States set to open, with caution; Where is LAC and where India, China differ
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

As tensions continue between India and China along the Line of Actual Control, we help you understand what the line means on the ground, what are the disagreements over it and whether the two nations have changed their maps in this regard.

Daily briefing: Experts criticise Covid handling; how 1896 plague epidemic shaped Mumbai; and more
Sun, May 31, 2020

In phase 1, malls, hotels, restaurants and places of worship can open from June 8. Educational institutions will open in the second phase in July. And international air travel, metro rail, cinemas, bars etc. will have to wait till phase 3.

Daily briefing: PM Modi writes letter to nation; Trump says US ending ties with WHO
Sat, May 30, 2020

To mark his first year of second term in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes a letter to the nation on the completion of one year of transformative government, and in the midst of a crisis that calls for firm resolve.

Daily briefing: Satellite picks up Chinese artillery near LAC; Google mulls taking stake in Vodafone Idea
Fri, May 29, 2020

After Facebook bought a stake in Jio, now Google is looking to invest in Indian telecom. The Financial Times reported that it is eyeing the debt-laden Vodafone Idea.

Daily briefing: Trump wades into India-China border row; NASA launch called off
Thu, May 28, 2020

From Indo-China border to NASA-SpaceX launch, here are the top stories you should read today.

Daily briefing: Maharashtra shapes Covid map; Yogi says states will have to seek nod before employing UP workers
Mon, May 25, 2020

As India's Covid-19 caseload increased in the last two months, Maharashtra's share has also simultaneously grown to more than one-third of all cases in the country.

Daily briefing: Remdesivir clinical trial in US shows new promise; Amphan flattens rare trees in Kolkata
Sun, May 24, 2020

From the use of remdesivir to speed up recovery in COVID patients to P Chidambaram's suggestion of a fresh budget, here is a look at our top stories today.

Daily briefing: Centre mulls calamity cess on GST; Chinese troops test new areas in Ladakh
Sat, May 23, 2020

From RBI's announcement on extension of moratorium on loans to Ghoomketu review, a look at our top stories today.

Daily briefing: Why Centre changed its mind on flights; al-Qaeda operative lands in Amritsar
Fri, May 22, 2020

Good morning. Today's Indian Express has stories on the Centre's revised guidelines for air travel, the Chinese transgressions into the Indian side, the relief work after Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal, and more.

Daily briefing: Tensions with two neighbours, metro hubs will soon be buzzing, and more
Thu, May 21, 2020

Good morning. Today's Indian Express has stories from the Sino-Indian border to the trail of destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal, and more.

Daily briefing, May 9: Alarm over migrant workers as Odisha sees spike; Lack of health workers a concern in cities
Sat, May 09, 2020

Was the Odisha High Court right in barring migrants who tested positive from returning to the state? Concerns are rising in the state about rising cases linked to returning workers even as the Supreme Court put a stay on the interim order.

Daily briefing: Centre sparks fresh row with Bengal, Why Naikoo was Kashmir’s most wanted
Fri, May 08, 2020

From fresh criticism over West Bengal's handling of the Covid crisis to why Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo's encounter to a huge win for counter-terrorism operations, here are the top stories from today's edition.

‘Like a fairness cream which won’t last’: 8-year-old climate activist turns down PM Modi’s #SheInspiresUs honour
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

#SheInspiresUs: Speaking to, Kangujam said it is an honor to attain recognition from PM Modi, but she could not see her demands to curb climate change fall on deaf ears.

Hospitals not war zones, govt must ensure our safety: IMA
Fri, Jun 14, 2019

"Hospitals are not war zones. Security has become a major issue. Instead of resolving the issue, the government is escalating it," IMA General Secretary Dr R V Asokan told

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: How celebrities fared this time
Fri, May 24, 2019

India Election Results 2019: As the final election results were declared late on Thursday, a sizable number of them, including Hema Malini, Gautam Gambhir, and Sunny Deol, are all set to attend Parliament this year.

Begusarai Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Kanhaiya Kumar bites the dust in debut poll battle
Thu, May 23, 2019

In a major blow to the political debutant, Kanhaiya Kumar lost to Union minister and firebrand BJP leader Giriraj Singh in the Lok Sabha elections from Begusarai seat.

West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019: Modi wave shakes Mamata’s fort, BJP makes major gains
Fri, May 24, 2019

West Bengal Lok Sabha Election Results 2019, Constituency-Wise, Party-Wise: In 2014, the TMC’s tally was 34 while the BJP and Left Front had managed to secure only two seats. Congress had won four.

Northeast India Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP leads in Assam with 9 of 14 seats
Thu, May 23, 2019

Northeast India Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS from Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Mizoram and Meghalaya: As per the trends, BJP has taken a considerable lead in Assam.