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Ranvir Nayar

Ranvir Nayar

No Byte in Dance over TikTok

No Byte in Dance over TikTok

July 4, 2020

The government’s much applauded ban on 59 Chinese apps, in response to the Chinese aggression in Ladakh, will have minimal impact on China and may also fall foul of WTO rules.

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Green wave forces course correction by Macron

Green wave forces course correction by Macron

June 30, 2020

Greens spring surprise in Sunday’s municipal election and could pose a strong challenge in the next presidential election slated for 2022.

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Vande Bharat Mission leads to dogfights in the skies

Vande Bharat Mission leads to dogfights in the skies

June 29, 2020

Airlines have been amongst the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic around the world. Frequent disputes over civil aviation are very likely as governments all over are now doing all they can to help their own carriers.

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Disputes with Nepal, China highlight strategic and diplomatic challenges for India

Disputes with Nepal, China highlight strategic and diplomatic challenges for India

June 27, 2020

Though unrelated, simultaneous disputes with China and Nepal put the spotlight on the challenges that Modi’s Neighbourhood First policy faces.

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Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

June 26, 2020

Drug abuse, one of the key banes of Indian youth, is set to become a bigger menace during Coronavirus pandemic.

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Indian hotel industry writes off 2020

Indian hotel industry writes off 2020

June 20, 2020

Even though hotels in many states across India were allowed to reopen a fortnight ago, most hoteliers believe it would take at least two years for business to return.

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Aatmanirbhar Bharat: An idea whose time has passed

Aatmanirbhar Bharat: An idea whose time has passed

June 15, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for making India entirely self-reliant risks to push India back by decades into protectionism and boost inefficiency and reduce competitivity.

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Recreating the Chinese monster

Recreating the Chinese monster

June 3, 2020

Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, China-baiters around the world have been hyperactive putting the blame for everything that’s not right with the world at Beijing’s doorstep.

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Is Italy turning its back on EU?

Is Italy turning its back on EU?

June 1, 2020

Having been let down by fellow EU members while it was struggling with coronavirus pandemic, Italians are increasingly hostile towards the community, and with fairly good reasons.

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Latest reforms dilute workers’ rights in India

Latest reforms dilute workers’ rights in India

May 27, 2020

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s famed INR 20 trillion bailout package delivers a blow to workers even as job losses, triggered by lockdown, rise to highest level in over 40 years.

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Modi leaves India guessing about lockdown 4.0

Modi leaves India guessing about lockdown 4.0

May 14, 2020

When yet another address to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was announced, practically everyone in India had a wish to be fulfilled. However, instead of answering prayers or laying out government’s strategy to restore the economy back to health, the speech had only platitudes and the tragic fate of millions of migrants who have been obliged to walk hundreds of km to go home did not even get a mention.

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Migrant workers desperate to get home run into a wall of cops in Mumbai

Migrant workers desperate to get home run into a wall of cops in Mumbai

May 6, 2020

With little clarity on trains being run at long last to take millions of migrant workers stuck all over India, thousands in Mumbai decide to hit the road.

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