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SC’s order on stake sale in HZL confusing. Privatisation has worked well in past

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Supreme Court ordering a CBI probe into 26% stake sale in HZL by government in 2002 but allowing it to divest its remaining stake is a bit perplexing. The history of privatisation shows that it has worked well. An overly technical reading of rules can end up hurting this process.

ThePrint’s Tripura investigation shows vandalised mosques, looted shops. Name the arsonists

ThePrint’s investigative report on Tripura violence shows vandalised mosques and shops reveal damage, soot and evidence of loot. The home ministry has denied it, but what is eminently clear is that the fragile communal peace stands dented. Arsonists and looters must be named among the 22 arrested, and held accountable.

Repeal of farm laws shows how important public consensus is in a democracy

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