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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Ravish Tiwari

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Tokyo 2014 to Ladakh 2020: PM Narendra Modi’s full circle to draw line for Beijing
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

If in Ladakh Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the era of expansionism is over and development is the engine of the future, in Tokyo, he had foreshadowed this.

ExplainSpeaking: With stand-off at friction points continuing, expect a longer battle of nerves on Ladakh LAC
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

For the military, which thwarted Chinese advances in the Galwan valley, the challenge is to check them without things escalating into uncontrolled violent face-offs. The political questions have also constrained the government's room for manoeuvre.

India China border face-off: Talks will continue but military pushback also on Delhi’s table
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

In fact, the specific words, “clash” and “fight” (takrav, ladai) have cropped up in discussions in the top leadership on the ongoing standoff with Chinese forces along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, highly placed sources told The Indian Express.

Bihar Oppn leaders meet amid rumblings in RJD, unease among partners
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Amid the rumblings in the RJD, senior leaders of the alliance, including senior Congress functionaries, met formally for the first time on Wednesday.

ExplainSpeaking: Has the Sino-Indian relationship slipped into mutual suspicion territory?
Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Diplomatic and military contacts, though not snapped, are on a razor’s edge. Whether the India-China border standoff spills on to economic or trade relations will be watched keenly.

Chinese firms to lose India business in Railways, telecom
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

A Chinese engineering major is set to lose a significant contract with the Indian Railways, and the Department of Telecommunications has conveyed to state-owned BSNL not to use Chinese-made equipment in its upgradation, top sources in both sectors said on Thursday.

LAC tension: Caution key, BJP observes strategic restraint in messaging
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

BJP president J P Nadda has treaded cautiously on the issue, but tried to assure cadres that the borders are safe under BJP rule.

LAC talks on, but Army told to act as per need
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

The next round of talks at the Lt General level will happen only after disengagement at Patrolling Points 14, 15 and 17 in the Galwan and Hot Springs region

ExplainSpeaking: As Unlock enters third week, a visible lack of public confidence
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

India lockdown Unlock 1.0: A fortnight into Unlock 1.0, restaurants and shopping malls bear the telltale signs of the continuing uncertainty in the public mind.

ExplainSpeaking: As economy reopens, streamlining access to testing, health facilities will be key to arresting anxiety
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Problems in access to healthcare facilities can emerge as a public irritant in Delhi, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad. The strategies these cities employ will serve as a template for other areas with more limited capacities.

Piyush Goyal: ‘Will achieve $5 trillion economy… won’t let Covid affect resolve’
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

The talk about trains getting lost is complete falsehood. Obviously no train gets lost. When congestion on routes became too much, we diverted only 71 trains. We have run 4,040 trains. I monitor them thrice a day.

ExplainSpeaking: Lockdown all but lifted, it’s up to individuals and companies now
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

You can expect the full potential of the relaxations to be utilised only by the end of the week, as the announcements came over the weekend, and firms will look for state-specific tweaks to finalise their plans.

Over 250 trains wasted, states couldn’t get passengers, says Piyush Goyal
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

An analysis of records from several sources by The Indian Express Sunday showed that of the 3,740 Shramik trains that ran since May 1, about 40 per cent were recorded as late.

First year of Modi 2.0: Political capital spent on ideological agenda, post-Covid road is long haul
Sat, May 30, 2020

The crippling effect of Covid-19 on the economy will create challenges that will make new demands of the government’s political capital over the next four years.

ExplainSpeaking: Watch for signals at airports and rail stations, and at the LAC
Wed, May 27, 2020

The intrusions by China at three places on the LAC will test the nerves of India's strategic and diplomatic community.

Last 10 days, positivity curve begins to steepen
Mon, May 25, 2020

The latest trends come as India ramps up testing from under 30,000 daily in mid-April to over 1 lakh tests now. More than 6000 new cases have been reported for the last four days in a row.

Nitin Gadkari: I am confident migrant labourers will return but we need to create confidence in their minds
Sun, May 24, 2020

In an e-Adda hosted by The Indian Express, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road, Transport & Highways and MSME, spoke on clearance of dues to MSMEs, how to get demand back in the market and restarting industry.

ExplainSpeaking: India’s Covid-19 response shifts to states
Thu, May 21, 2020

To begin with, this will be reflected in the state-specific lockdown guidelines that will be issued by today or in the coming days.

Now, states get a greater say—and ownership
Mon, May 18, 2020

Unlike the previous phases, the guidelines for Lockdown 4.0 don’t get into the minute details of activities that were earlier laid down by the Home Ministry

ExplainSpeaking: The unlockdown die has been cast. Its contours will be visible this week
Tue, May 12, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The 50 days of lockdown have provided a better understanding of the geographical spread and concentration of the pandemic in the areas that need more focused attention.

Step up activities in a calibrated way, CMs likely to tell PM Modi today
Mon, May 11, 2020

In a meeting on Sunday that has set the stage for Monday’s discussions, state chief secretaries called for a calibrated stepping up of economic activities in a video conference with the cabinet secretary.

A week into relaxed lockdown, Centre stays on course to open
Sun, May 10, 2020

As cases rise, govt revises norms, from treatment to labour laws

‘The dream is to have zero cases but we’ll have to live with COVID-19 for quite some time’
Sun, May 10, 2020

In an e-Adda hosted by The Indian Express, Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), who is part of the core team monitoring the pandemic in India, spoke on what the lockdown has achieved, how we cannot lower our guard and learning to live with the virus

ExplainSpeaking: The big decision on the unlockdown, its scope and reach
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

The PM-CMs meeting will give broad indications of the future course of action, but the details may be announced later in the week after considering the latest epidemiological data. A new push to bridge shortfalls at various levels is likely to begin in this week, irrespective of the decision on the lockdown.

ExplainSpeaking: Covid-19 cases are still growing slowly, but this week is crucial
Tue, Apr 21, 2020

A weekly newsletter that will give you a heads-up on the Covid-19 headlines this week — and explain what lies between them.

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