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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

Govt reverses selection process for top positions at cultural institutions

The Modi government has begun to overturn the ambitious search cum selection process for chiefs of cultural institutions brought in by the UPA, and replace it with the usual government appointment system. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

Bonus marks didn’t compromise IIT-JEE merit list, govt to argue in SC tomorrow

HRD ministry also expected to tell apex court that even if bonus marks are done away with now, merit list won’t change, so lift stay on admission, counselling. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

Adarsh: The officers who took a stand

The MoD probe report commends two officers who it says were the only ones who stood up for the truth. MANU PUBBY

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A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.