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

These Indians don’t want you to have babies because life sucks

A growing tribe of ‘child-free’ proponents — who sometimes also call themselves Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEM) activists — believe children should not be brought into the world, reports Simrin Surur.

Narendra Modi has been smarter & braver on political economy than Manmohan Singh’s UPA-2

From IBC to GST, the five things Narendra Modi has got right on the political economy shows good economics isn’t necessarily bad politics, writes Shekhar Gupta.

Intelligence Bureau red-flags private universities seeking eminence tag for anti-Modi patrons

Patrons of nine private universities, including Ashoka, Krea, Azim Premji and O.P. Jindal, seeking eminence tag have been flagged by Intelligence Bureau as being critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, reports Neelam Pandey.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry ‘much needed for Uttar Pradesh’, says BJP leader

Ashwini Kumar, a media baron and BJP’s Karnal MP who has been on a warpath with the party’s Haryana unit, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra brings with her the legacy of Indira Gandhi whose reflection she is, reports Chitleen K. Sethi.

Why Mayawati has the least chance of becoming prime minister

A look at how ‘Third Front’ prime ministers are selected tells you why Mayawati stands no chance, writes Shivam Vij.

Kapil Sibal-backed HTN News ‘blacked out’, channel blames Modi govt

HTN News claimed it was blacked out of Airtel DTH for an hour Monday and alleged Tata Sky was not providing a slot as I&B ministry called it a publicity stunt, reports Amrita Nayak Dutta.

The rise and rise of Piyush Goyal 

It’s been a dizzying rise for Piyush Goyal — Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s blue-eyed boy — who went from BJP treasurer to the party’s go-to man with coal, railways and finance portfolios, reports Jyoti Malhotra.

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