Congress leader Saifuddin Soz with Arun Shourie (R) and veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar (L) during the launch of his book | PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
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A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Patel let Kashmir go to Pakistan in exchange for Hyderabad, but Nehru stopped it: Soz

J&K Congress leader Saifuddin Soz made another controversial statement by saying that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was, in fact, happy to let Kashmir go to Pakistan in exchange for Hyderabad but it was Nehru’s insistence that kept it with India. He was in conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta on NDTV’s Walk The Talk show.

Why India’s foreign relations now ‘resemble a train-wreck’

“Recent pro-active blunders have made India’s external relations a man-made disaster,” writes Shekhar Gupta, ThePrint Editor-in-Chief in the latest edition of National Interest. Gupta talks about why India’s foreign relations now “resemble a train-wreck”, also reflected on the Americans postponing the “two-plus-two” dialogue for the third time.

Tejashwi Yadav not keen on fresh tie-up with JD(U)

In this exclusive report, Maneesh Chhibber brings you details of Bihar CM and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar’s attempted patch-up with RJD and writes that Tejashwi Yadav, however, is not keen on another tie-up ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

IRS officers upset at being ignored for top posts

Sanya Dhingra reports that IRS officers are irked at being ignored for top posts and have written to the Prime Minister stating they are domain experts too. An exclusive report that helps you understand the controversy over the move to allow lateral entry into civil services.

IITs add more seats to bridge gender gaps in select branches

Kritika Sharma reports on the new seats added by IITs this year for female students and how most of these seats are branches that are traditionally not pursued by women like civil and mechanical engineering.

Why Haryana has turned into rape capital of India

Sanya Dhingra travels extensively across Haryana to bring to our readers this comprehensive and revealing story of why this state has become the country’s gang rape capital.

Hapur Muslim trader sustained 18 grievous injuries, shows autopsy

The autopsy report of Mohammad Qasim, who was lynched by a mob in Hapur on 18 June, shows he sustained 18 grievous injuries, his ribs were fractured and there were deep cuts on his shoulders, knees and head, writes Ananya Bhardwaj in her detailed ground report.

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