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Temple posters, orders to priests: How Telangana district is fighting ‘auspicious’ caesareans

In April, Karimnagar collector issued instructions to doctors & priests against needless surgery. Hope is if 'auspicious date' perk is removed, parents will opt for natural birth.

Plea to worship Hindu idols, survey row — the latest Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi legal tussle

Fresh bone of contention is a court-ordered survey of ‘Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal and other areas’ within Gyanvapi mosque complex. Survey team has been stalled twice.

Don’t reduce BSF from first-class border guarding force to third-class police force in states

The BSF was created to guard borders, it hasn't been trained for police function. Expanding its mandate will dilute its core competence.

In drought-prone Kachchh, Sardar Sarovar project is ‘dream come true’. But not for all farmers

Kachchh branch canal is soon to be completed and will bring Narmada waters to parched fields. But while it has ‘transformed’ many lives in Kachchh villages, dry patches remain.

You know ‘The Kashmir Files story’ of BK Ganjoo. Now know his neighbour Abdul’s

It has been widely alleged that it were Ganjoo’s neighbours who gave up his hiding location to the militants.

In Justice JB Pardiwala, SC gets a future CJI, a Manna Dey fan, and a cricket lover

Justice Pardiwala is only 4th Parsi to make it to Supreme Court and is in line to become the Chief Justice of India in May 2028, with a tenure of two years and three months.

Europe dreams of military power, but NATO’s still in charge. India must engage with caution

Europe's defence capabilities vs NATO to Russia's invasion of Ukraine — joint statements signed during Modi's visit reflect shortcomings.

Engineer from Ranchi built drones for IS, revolutionised terror tech. Now he’s in Turkish jail

Mystery surrounds Arshiyan Haider, an AMU-educated engineer, who helped upgrade IS drones and missiles. ThePrint follows his trail from India to Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Umran Malik through his family’s eyes: Toddler who loved ball now gunning for Shoaib’s record

SunRisers Hyderabad pacer’s father Abdul Rashid runs a fruit & vegetable stall in Jammu. He says he’ll continue to do so, because he doesn’t want IPL success to go to son’s head.

Delimitation shows India’s democracy continues to struggle in the face of Kashmir challenge

The Delimitation Commission’s mapping of electoral constituencies for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has reopened the communal wounds of the Dogra century.

On Camera

YourTurn

A still from Severance | Apple TV+

Apple TV’s ‘Severance’ takes work-life balance to brain-altering extreme. It’s no utopia

In Severance, an employee has no recollection of their personal life at the workplace and vice versa. In a post-pandemic world, it may seem ideal, but it’s not.
Congress leader P. Chidambaram addresses a press conference at the 'Chintan Shivir' in Udaipur | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

30 years after liberalisation, Congress calls for economic reset at ‘Chintan Shivir’

Former finance minister Chidambaram called it a ‘step forward post-liberalisation’. It’s significant because it was a Congress government that brought in liberalisation in 1991.   

Defence

File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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