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Putin cemented his future, but Russia faces key hurdles ahead — from economy to foreign policy

Putin can now stay in power for another two terms — until 2036. At that point, aged 83, he will have been in power a decade longer than Josef Stalin.
Mumbai skyline | Soniya Agarrwal | ThePrint File Photo

India’s top 8 cities see sales of homes, leasing of offices sink to lowest in a decade

Commercial office space, which was the only bright spot in India’s otherwise struggling property market this decade, has seen vacancy rise to 14.1% from 12.7% a year ago.


The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.