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Under PM Modi, India got back more stolen antiquities in 3 years than the UPA government in 10 years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visits abroad often have a return gift. He has brought back more than a dozen historical artifacts from the United States, Australia,...

In likely policy reversal, mega ammunition orders ‘reserved’ for pvt sector may now allow PSUs

OFB out but BEL, ECIL likely to get in; controversy over banned foreign companies remains MANU PUBBY

Nervous HRD ministry waves red flag as Niti Aayog panel stokes language row in Tamil Nadu

Panel appointed by Niti Aayog after a review of autonomous bodies by the Department of Education wants merger of Classical Tamil Institute with national body. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

Environment ministry didn’t do enough to defend cattle trade notification – Petitioner Maulekhi

Gauri Maulekhi, who is also an aide to Union minister Maneka Gandhi, tells ThePrint the Environment ministry backed off thinking that pleasing the vote bank was more important. SANYA DHINGRA

Aadhaar-Privacy hearing to put landmark 1954 ruling under scanner

The 1954 SC ruling had held that privacy is not a fundamental right. However, rulings of smaller benches have recognised privacy as part of...

Sen censorship is new sequel to conflict over CBFC’s politics

The Amartya Sen documentary censorship row is being slammed as another indicator of the politicisation and autocratic ways of the CBFC. AADYA SINHA

Centre backs down on cattle trade rules but there is still no clear solution

The cattle trade notification has been engulfed in an embarrassing controversy of flip-flops, hurried announcements and now a rush to find facile solutions. SANYA DHINGRA, APURVA VISHWANATH & ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

Maneka Gandhi quietly pitched for cattle market rules, documents show

Legal papers show the Women and Child Development minister wrote to the Finance ministry in 2014 to stop the illegal transport of animals to Nepal for sacrifice. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

Two-child policy law will be impractical, damage growth, violate rights, say experts

TAXAB believes population stabilisation is the pathway to a more happy and more prosperous India. But experts say it will not only violate women’s constitutional rights but also damage economic growth. DIVYA NARAYANAN

A week after GST: Confusion galore but people willing to wait and watch

Even as small traders in India’s vast unorganized sector express their confusion about the new tax regime, their faith in its long-term benefits has not lessened. AADYA SINHA, TALHA ASHRAF & DIVYA NARAYANAN

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Tribes of India | wikimedia commons

British didn’t just introduce criminal tribes, they also had a police...

The British administration marked out entire communities as ‘criminal’ through Criminal Tribes Act. And the policemen helped form guidelines to identify those communities.
Female labour force participation in India is among the lowest in the world, according to World Bank | ANI 

‘Remarkably resilient, better prepared’: World Bank revises India’s economic growth to...

Strong macroeconomic fundamentals have placed India in good stead compared to other emerging market economies, says World Bank. Lowers next year’s growth estimate from 7% to 6.6%.

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Illustration by Soham Sen, ThePrint

How Arunachal is front & centre in Modi govt’s massive border...

Of total highway projects worth Rs 1.6 lakh cr announced for Northeast last month, Arunachal got the lion’s share. Meanwhile, BRO’s outlay also saw a significant jump this year.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP...

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.