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Missed deadlines, cost overruns, tiff with Centre — why Polavaram isn’t yet Andhra’s ‘lifeline’

Polavaram was first proposed in 1941 but received green light in 2004-05, under YSR. It is projected to irrigate 2.91 lakh hectares, and provide drinking water to 28.5 lakh people.

‘Shady deals, money laundering, impropriety’ — what Kerala gold smuggling case has unearthed

The alleged racket that spans India & the UAE has exposed a network of facilitators, financiers, black gold traders & former employees of UAE consulate.

Rotting crops, unsold produce, falling incomes — How India’s hopeful rural economy has crashed

Rural economy was meant to push India in a difficult year, but a number of factors are making that difficult. ThePrint travels across the country to find these out.

Modi wants to double farmers’ income by 2022. But it is only their debt that’s growing

Across Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, farmers say central schemes like PM-Kisan are a mockery, and that they no longer have MGNREGA as a safety net.

Maggi, fridge, clothes, mobile data, booze — nothing is selling in slowdown-hit rural UP

Kids are denied lunch and weddings are austere as rural consumption takes a beating due to economic slowdown. ThePrint travels through UP to meet people caught in the crisis.

Babri Masjid demolition trial is a textbook example of how delayed justice can be

ThePrint spent two days attending the Babri criminal trial in Lucknow, going through court records, evidence and statements. Here’s what we found.

IAF set to begin process to buy bird-detection radars — for the 4th time in 10 years

Nearly 10% of all fighter accidents involve bird-hits, which cause irreversible damage to the engines. IAF has long suffered the problem.

Fugitive arms dealer & Robert Vadra’s ‘friend’ Sanjay Bhandari lives in plush London flat

Robert Vadra & Sanjay Bhandari's names were dragged into the Rafale deal controversy by the BJP last week.

Smriti Irani’s close friendship with Ekta Kapoor ‘cost’ Doordarshan serious TRP & revenue

I&B minister scrapped a programming deal Balaji Telefilms was on the verge of violating and being penalised for. She denies wrongdoing, says she protected Doordarshan.

UP encounters: ‘Grabbed in front of dad’, killed & the ‘crime of being a low caste crook’

In notorious Azamgarh, the story is the same as the rest of UP. Only here, families allege that caste decides who dies, even if he is a petty criminal.

On Camera

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Netflix logo | Representational image | Bloomberg

Netflix’s outlook is disappointing. And it will need more than price hikes to win over investors

Netflix added 8.3 million new users globally, falling shy of the company’s projection of 8.5 million, admitting competition from other streaming companies may be affecting its growth.

Future Retail isn’t in a position to meet Rs 3,500 crore debt deadline

Having already missed a 31 December deadline to lenders, Future has until the end of this month to come up with the money for the debt. But insiders say it won’t be able to do so.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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