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How LIC’s high-profile investments in PSU stocks have eroded in the last five years

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

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LIC has lost more than Rs 20,000 crore in just 5 PSU stocks Modi govt made it buy in 2 yrs

The Life Insurance Corporation of India has often ended up being the lender of last resort to the government. But some high-profile and large investments made by LIC in the stocks of state-run companies in recent years have eroded in value, reports Remya Nair.

Modi has convinced the world Kashmir is India’s internal affair – but they’re still watching

Enough countries, including the US, are concerned about what happens in Kashmir next. Global patience with the draconian lockdown will soon run out, writes Shekhar Gupta.

6 am massages, 2.30 pm ‘sex’ — law student recalls ‘horror sessions’ with Chinmayanand

The law student, who accused BJP leader and former Union minister Chinmayanand of rape, recounted her horror “sessions”. In an interview to ThePrint, she said Chinmayanand used to call her at 6 am for “naked massages” and at 2.30 pm for “forced sex”. Read the report by Ananya Bhardwaj and Prashant Srivastava to know more.

Air Marshal Nambiar, Kargil hero famous for jugaad in combat should have been IAF chief

When the Modi government announced Rakesh Bhadauria as the new chief of the Indian Air Force, it overlooked someone known for his heroics in the Kargil War: Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar. Currently the Air Officer Commanding-In-Chief of the Western Air Command, Nambiar is widely credited with the first air strike using a laser guided bomb on Tiger Hill during the Kargil War, writes Manvendra Singh.

Not Salman Khurshid, not Owaisi, Indian Muslims need a Shashi Tharoor

The space for Muslim leadership is vacant and wide-open. It’s only a matter of time that we will see a new crop of Muslim leaders come up, writes Zainab Sikander.

BA & B.Tech courses not as popular now as 5 years ago, reveals higher education survey

The popular B.A. and B.Tech courses seem to be falling out of favour with Indian students at the undergraduate level. According to the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) 2018-19, the enrolment numbers for both B.Tech and B.A. fell in comparison to 2014-15, reports Kritika Sharma.

Where is Ram Madhav — the RSS pracharak who was Modi’s Man Friday not long ago

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav no longer handles Narendra Modi’s foreign tours. His involvement in BJP affairs in Northeast and J&K has also reduced, reports Shanker Arnimesh.

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