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'Invisible virus, not China, a threat to India': Ambassador Sun Weidong says nations should handle relations cautiously
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'Invisible virus, not China, a threat to India': Ambassador Sun Weidong says nations should handle relations cautiously

The Chinese ambassador to India said the two neighbours need to straighten views on three key issues, including that Beijing is not a strategic threat to New Delhi

Top Indian Air Force commanders draw 'Vision 2030' roadmap to significantly enhance country's aerial prowess
India

Top Indian Air Force commanders draw 'Vision 2030' roadmap to significantly enhance country's aerial prowess

At the conclave, IAF commanders held detailed deliberations on the China border row and security challenges facing the nation

Health ministry says 29,557 patients recuperate from COVID-19 in 24 hours, recovery rate improves to 63.18%
India

Health ministry says 29,557 patients recuperate from COVID-19 in 24 hours, recovery rate improves to 63.18%

The number of tests for detection of COVID-19 crossed 1.5 crore in India on Thursday while the number of cases have surged to 12.38,635

Delhi rains: Not the time for blame game, says Arvind Kejriwal after BJP slams AAP govt over water-logging
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Delhi rains: Not the time for blame game, says Arvind Kejriwal after BJP slams AAP govt over water-logging

Heavy rains caused water-logging in parts of Delhi, including at Minto Bridge, where a 56-year-old truck driver drowned

Used PPEs, gloves, masks pile up in Delhi crematoriums; lack of public awareness leaves city facing biomedical waste crisis
India

Used PPEs, gloves, masks pile up in Delhi crematoriums; lack of public awareness leaves city facing biomedical waste crisis

In Delhi, there has been no awareness building around COVID-generated biomedical waste and how to safely deal with it.

No guarantee Donald Trump backs India against China if border tensions escalate, says John Bolton
India

No guarantee Donald Trump backs India against China if border tensions escalate, says John Bolton

John Bolton said he does not think Donald Trump knows anything about the history of these clashes between India and China.

Allow independent mission to identify 'incursion, intrusion, encroachment' by China, Rahul Gandhi urges Centre
India

Allow independent mission to identify 'incursion, intrusion, encroachment' by China, Rahul Gandhi urges Centre

Rahul Gandhi asked the government to inform the country of the steps taken "to ensure no more Indian territory is taken by China".

Nizamuddin Markaz case: Delhi court allows 60 Malaysian nationals to walk free on fine of Rs 7,000 each
India

Nizamuddin Markaz case: Delhi court allows 60 Malaysian nationals to walk free on fine of Rs 7,000 each

Metropolitan Magistrate Siddharth Malik passed the order after the Malaysians sought lesser punishment under the plea bargain process by accepting mild charges

How China lost the 1962 war with India, and what New Delhi now needs to learn from that defeat
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How China lost the 1962 war with India, and what New Delhi now needs to learn from that defeat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to rid India of the Himalayan millstone around its neck, and secure a border deal, have been spurned by China since 2014. In Beijing’s view, the unresolved border is a useful coercive tool.

Centre allots Lutyens' bungalow occupied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to BJP national media head Anil Baluni
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Centre allots Lutyens' bungalow occupied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to BJP national media head Anil Baluni

The ministry had on 1 July cancelled the allotment of the bungalow to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, saying that she was not entitled to the facility following the withdrawal of her SPG security cover.

In fresh salvo at Rahul Gandhi, JP Nadda accuses him of 'demoralising nation and questioning valour of defence forces'
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In fresh salvo at Rahul Gandhi, JP Nadda accuses him of 'demoralising nation and questioning valour of defence forces'

This is not the first time Nadda has gone after Rahul, or indeed the Gandhi family, but things seem to have escalated in the past few weeks.

Delhi experiences tremors as 4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Gurugram
India

Delhi experiences tremors as 4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Gurugram

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake struck at 7 pm at a depth of 5 kilometres from the surface of the epicentre

Boris Johnson calls India-China border conflict 'very serious and worrying', says UK is closely monitoring situation
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Boris Johnson calls India-China border conflict 'very serious and worrying', says UK is closely monitoring situation

The first official statement of Johnson came during his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Amit Shah slams Congress on 45th anniversary of Emergency, says 'interests of one family prevailed over party and nation'
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Amit Shah slams Congress on 45th anniversary of Emergency, says 'interests of one family prevailed over party and nation'

Union Home Minister Amit Shah came down heavily on the Congress on Thursday, saying the interests of one family prevailed over the party and national interests, and questioned why the ''Emergency mindset'' still remained in the Opposition party.

Galwan Valley standoff: Amid India-China 'deescalation', Beijing lashes out at New Delhi, blaming it for LAC clash
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Galwan Valley standoff: Amid India-China 'deescalation', Beijing lashes out at New Delhi, blaming it for LAC clash

Zhao Lijian reasserted China’s claim that the confrontation on 15 June in the Galwan Valley, part of the disputed Ladakh region, occurred on China’s side of the Actual Line of Control and Indian forces had illegally entered Chinese territory.

With over 70,000 COVID-19 cases, Delhi surpasses Mumbai to become worst-hit city in India
India

With over 70,000 COVID-19 cases, Delhi surpasses Mumbai to become worst-hit city in India

With 3,788 fresh cases, Delhi's COVID-19 tally rose to over 70,000 on Wednesday, surpassing Mumbai to become the worst hit city in India

India asks Pakistan High Commission to reduce staff by 50% over alleged involvement of officials in 'acts of espionage'
India

India asks Pakistan High Commission to reduce staff by 50% over alleged involvement of officials in 'acts of espionage'

The Ministry of External Affairs said the Charge d' Affaires of Pakistan High Commission was summoned and informed about the decision.

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attacks, Indian firms may be on list: A look at why China could be the prime suspect
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Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber attacks, Indian firms may be on list: A look at why China could be the prime suspect

China has, in recent weeks, banned beef exports from Australia's largest abattoirs, ended trade in Australian barley with a tariff wall and warned its citizens against visiting Australia. These measures are widely interpreted as punishment for Australia's advocacy of an independent probe into the origins and spread of the coronavirus pandemic.