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Green tea is good for health, but it may not burn fat, enhance metabolism

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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Green tea is good for your health but marketing makes it seem like a ‘superfood’. It’s not

Green tea is heavily promoted for its effects on burning fat and enhancing metabolism. But there are no clinical trials to prove this hypothesis, writes Subhasree Ray.


1st challenge for next CDS — Army, Navy, IAF oppose planned changes in retirement-pension rules

The forces fear the changes will lead to early retirement of talented individuals, retention of deadwood, and impact the forces negatively in the long run, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.


Shah Rukh Khan didn’t ‘spit’ at Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral. This is what his gesture meant

After Shah Rukh Khan read a ‘dua’ next to mortal remains of Lata Mangeshkar, several Twitter users including Haryana BJP leader Arun Yadav questioned if the actor spat, reports Nootan Sharma.


Privatisation of PSU banks will create jobs, not take them away, says DIPAM secretary

Modi govt was expected to bring legal changes in banking laws to facilitate privatisation of PSU banks, but couldn’t after a nationwide protest by bank employees’ unions, reports Shubham Batra.


When tigress Collarwali was cremated, a part of India’s natural library burned with her

With much pomp and show, Collarwali, an important Schedule I biological specimen, was burned down according to tiger laws. But public sentimentality doesn’t help wildlife, writes Anupam Singh Sisodia.


Time to save Congress is now. Modi knows that, Gandhis don’t

Dynasty is not really the problem in India, Congress failures are due to political mismanagement, writes Vir Sanghvi.


Blue-collar blues — not too late to boost manufacturing exports, but strong rupee makes it tough

Manufactured goods are ever-shrinking slice of pie, & high exchange rate from surplus in service trade keeps Indian products pricey in export markets, despite low labour costs, writes T.N. Ninan.

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