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The WhatsApp hack was possible because cyber warfare is a lawless land

WhatsApp was hacked by a software developed by Israeli firm NSO, which is a small part of the unregulated environment of hackers, developers & sovereign govts.
U.S. President Donald Trump with China's President Xi Jinping | Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

US-China trade war: Here’s why the tariff tiff has stock markets in a fix

This week unleashed the third wave of tariff hikes in the ongoing US-China trade war, which started in January last year.
Supreme Court of India

The 2003 case that SC panel cited to keep CJI Ranjan Gogoi probe report a secret

Supreme Court cites a 2003 case to say it’s not liable to disclose report in CJI Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment probe. ThePrint looks at details of the judgment.
Scorpene class submarine

Why Modi-BJP are wrong about Rahul Gandhi giving offsets in Scorpene submarine deal

BJP claims Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had a hand in grant of offsets in multi-billion-dollar Scorpene submarine deal.
Anil Ambani

How Anil Ambani’s bankrupt RCom got entangled in CJI Gogoi sexual harassment controversy

ThePrint traces the RCom-Ericsson saga as the case emerges as the pivot of one of the Supreme Court's biggest crises of faith.
Donald Trump

Arms Trade Treaty: Why Donald Trump junked UN pact that controls weapons sales

The Arms Trade Treaty is meant to regulate the international trade of conventional weapons and reduce the transfer of illicit weapons.
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What China’s Belt and Road Initiative is, and why India gave it a miss again

With India’s absence at Beijing's BRI summit giving rise to speculation, ThePrint explains the massive trade project and the issues that surround it.
The pelvic mesh is used to support the abnormal descent of the pelvis in women

What’s the surgical pelvic mesh India is looking to ban, and why it’s risky

With India reviewing its stand on pelvic mesh after a US ban on the product, ThePrint explains what the implant device is and its health hazards.
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US’ Iran oil waiver cancellation could impact India strategically, not economically

US has withdrawn waivers on importing oil from Iran. India says it's studying impact of US decision, but will be difficult for it to stop all imports from Iran. 
At least 20 people were killed in a bomb blast in Hazarganji market in Balochistan’s Quetta

This is the Shia sect that has faced endless persecution in Pakistan & Afghanistan

Hazaras were target of a blast in Quetta on 12 April, but this only the latest such attack. ThePrint presents an overview of Hazaras, descendants of Mongol leader Genghis Khan.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?