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SC verdicts in 2G case, coal block allocation hurt Indian economy, says Harish Salve

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

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Supreme Court squarely to blame for economic slowdown, says senior advocate Harish Salve

Senior advocate Harish Salve has blamed the Supreme Court for the current economic slowdown. He said with judgments like 2G, coal block allocation and Goa iron ore mining, the top court has caused harm to the Indian economy, reports Apoorva Mandhani.

Behind Sambit Patra’s struggle with trillion’s zeroes, a Congressman who was XLRI professor

Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh, who stumped BJP’s Sambit Patra in a TV debate, is little known in the party but is an expert on economy with papers published at Harvard. In his takedown of Patra, Vallabh found an opening in familiar territory, reports Deeksha Bhardwaj and Jyoti Yadav.

DGCA to counsel airline crew as mid-flight TikTok videos flood the web

The surge of TikTok videos filmed by airline crew, often mid-flight and at times in the cockpit, has caught the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s attention and the regulator is not pleased. Read the report by Ifrah Mufti to know more.

How Pakistan planned to hit India back for Balakot — the mission, the fighters, the tactics

Pakistan was incapable of affording a full-blown war with India. But the response  still had to convey an ‘impression’ to India and the world that Islamabad was willing to escalate the crisis, writes Sameer Joshi.

Popular acidity drug has cancer-causing substance, says US health regulator

The US Food and Drug Administration has alerted about a drug — sold in India and elsewhere to treat stomach pain and heartburn — that contains low-levels of cancer-causing substances. The drug, Ranitidine, is available in India under the brand names of ‘Aciloc’ and ‘Zinetac’, reports Himani Chandna.

Why Mizoram is making Google history for PUBG, Call of Duty & Minecraft

Something strange is happening in Mizoram and the online gaming industry can’t quite figure out why. The northeastern state is beating other, more metropolitan regions to top Google search trends for many of India’s massively popular video games: PUBG, DOTA and DOTA 2, Counter-Strike, Fortnite, Call of Duty, Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V. Read the report by Regina Mihindukulasuriya and Nandita Singh to know more.

If anything can defeat Modi, it’s the economy

The struggling economy is Modi’s biggest challenge. He could defy it and continue to rise spectacularly, or fix it miraculously and do even better, writes Shekhar Gupta.

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