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All you need to know about Lok Sabha 2019 — announcement of dates to counting

It is a seven-phase election this time around and ThePrint takes you through the various stages right up to counting day on 23 May.
BJP supporters at a rally in Sumerpur

Why Model Code of Conduct for elections cannot act against offending politicians

As the Model Code of Conduct kicks in, ThePrint explains its purpose, scope, features and limitations.
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What’s Official Secrets Act, the law Modi govt wants to use against Rafale papers ‘leak’

Govt wants to invoke the Official Secrets Act in the case of the ‘stolen’ Rafale papers, but the Supreme Court has said it can’t ‘hide’ behind the act.
MiG 21 Bison aircraft | Commons

This is the MiG-21 Bison, the fighter jet Wg Cdr Abhinandan flew to take on Pakistan’s F-16s

As questions arise over presence of MiG-21 Bison in the IAF inventory, ThePrint takes a look at the history of the aircraft.
Anil Ambani at AGM of Reliance Capital in Mumbai on Tuesday | Anshuman Poyrekar/Getty Images

Why Anil Ambani is in contempt of Supreme Court, and why he has to pay Rs 453 crore

The chairman of the Reliance-ADA Group did not pay Ericsson India its dues, and has now been directed to pay Rs 453 crore within four weeks, or face jail time.

Never mind the Rs 28,000 crore, RBI gave highest dividend in 2015 under Raghuram Rajan

The government believes the central bank has been conservative in its approach and has retained more capital with itself than required.

India’s withdrawal of MFN status for Pakistan has more to do with diplomacy than trade

India withdrew the MFN status from Pakistan a day after the Pulwama attack in which at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
Former Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati's statues among others at Dalit Prerna Sthal in Noida | PTI

The elephant in the room: Why Mayawati’s statues are under Supreme Court lens

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati has raised several statues of herself and Dalit icons in Lucknow and Noida.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

What the Supreme Court means by religious denomination

As Supreme Court reserves its verdict on Sabarimala issue, ThePrint takes a look at a 1982 order that defined what religious denomination means.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prince Albert II after the meeting of the Monaco at Hyderabad House

Monaco, the playground of the rich and famous that may be turning the tax tide

India is hosting Prince Albert II, the monarch of Monaco, a principality synonymous with being a tax haven and an iconic F1 race. ThePrint explains.

On Camera

An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

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Behind final clearance for Tejas, 10 concessions given to fighter jet

Final operational clearance to Tejas was granted even though the jet's drop tank & other weapon configurations are yet to be cleared while airframe fatigue test is still underway.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?