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Why Pakistan Army chief is sermonising on peace and talking mutual respect

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

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Pakistan is talking peace amid isolation. But India must remain vigilant

With the US, China and Saudi Arabia pulling in different directions, Pakistan is caught in the crossfire. It has no choice but to return to the table for talks. But India must not lower its guard, writes Seshadri Chari.

How Modi govt’s new rules will regulate digital media and OTT content

The Modi government has notified new rules that mandate online media as well as OTT platforms to follow the existing content codes meant for television and print media, and to set up a grievance redressal structure that will look at any violation of the rules, reports Amrita Nayak Dutta.

Why 50% Indians will be happy to have some Neanderthal DNA

Researchers in Germany and Japan have found that nearly half the Indian population has inherited a DNA sequence from Neanderthals that is believed to reduce risk of severe disease due to Covid, reports Mohana Basu.

Emergency procurement order placed for Kalyani M4 armoured vehicles tested in Ladakh

The Army has ordered an emergency procurement of M4 armoured vehicles, which were tested in Ladakh during the standoff with China, from the Pune-based defence company Bharat Forge of the Kalyani group, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.

Last-mile delivery drives PM Modi’s success, beyond Hindutva & nationalism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ability to conceive schemes like Ujjwala, Awaas Yojana and Nal se Jal, and execute them to a wider reach has held him in good stead since he rose to power at the Centre in 2014, writes Ruhi Tewari in her column PoliTricks.

Yogendra Yadav on why he worries about 2021 Bengal election

According to Yogendra Yadav, the 1972 election in Bengal was a blot on democracy as it was seen to be rigged in many instances. Raising caution on several issues, he notes why stakes are higher in this year’s polls.

How our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s National Interest.

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  1. Is it hard to understand that why Pakistan is clamouring for peace? They have bankrupted themselves on top of unable to get out of FATF grey list because of Jihadi culture. That is why they are clamouring for peace. Moreover their honeymoon with China is over hence they wish to be back to US fold. That road lies thru New Delhi, not thru Peking. Now you know why Pakistan is clamouring for peace.

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