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Why Kotak Mahindra Bank is taking legal action against BharatPe founder Ashneer Grover & wife

Grover sought damages of Rs 500cr in Oct 2021 for a notional loss allegedly suffered because of the bank. Kotak says it replied to notice, pursuing 'appropriate legal action'.

There’s a boom in DIY Covid tests — what are they and how do they work

As the highly-transmissible Omicron variant spreads across India, experts recommend widespread and consistent use of at-home rapid kits. ThePrint answers FAQs surrounding them.

Church vandalised, school stormed, Xmas disrupted: These are 8 attacks on Christians since Oct

These incidents came on the back of 305 similar attacks that took place between January and September this year, according to a human rights report. 

‘Chhoti Kashi’ — why Modi & Himachal CM spoke of big pilgrimage plans for Mandi

During a visit to Mandi Monday, PM Modi said he was blessed to be in 'Chhoti Kashi', after having been to Kashi Vishwanath earlier this month.

What is tokenisation, RBI’s new idea for safe online payments that’ll be voluntary from 1 July

To secure card transactions online, RBI has mandated all authorised card networks to issue merchant-specific tokens against card details. Here’s a look at what that will entail.

Pfizer’s Paxlovid first Covid pills to get US FDA nod, meant for mild-to-moderate cases

Paxlovid is a combination of two drugs — nirmatrelvir and ritonavir — & is approved for those who are at high risk of progressing to severe Covid, including hospitalisation or death.

How spate of vandalism reignited decades-old Maharashtra-Karnataka tussle over Belagavi

The past week has seen statues defaced and clashes between Kannada and Marathi groups, with the legislature promising tough action as an old border dispute flares up.

Purification ritual, chants, and ‘caste by choice’ — different ways one converts to Hinduism

Former UP Shia Central Waqf Board chair Waseem Rizvi converted to Hinduism last week. Since Hinduism doesn't have a proselytism procedure, there are different rules for different schools.

SpiceJet ‘admitted debt liability’, says HC on Credit Suisse winding-up plea. Airline to appeal

Madras HC has ordered winding up of SpiceJet Ltd over non-payment of $24 million in dues to Credit Suisse AG. But order kept in abeyance to allow SpiceJet time to deposit $5 million.

Non-personal data, social media — what new ‘data protection bill’ could look like

House panel studying the bill seeks to bring in non-personal data within its ambit. Treatment of social media platforms as ‘publishers’ is another significant suggestion.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of pedestrians walking down a road in Shanghai on the day of the Lunar New Year last year. | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Ladakh standoff cost China more. Look at its ‘chocolate soldiers’, big tech failure

Despite a host of ‘peace agreements’ over the last 3 decades, China’s costs have been mostly intangible but intensely damaging and acute.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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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