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What are vacation benches & why some judges work when SC’s on a summer break

The SC is on a nearly 50-day summer break this year, when vacation benches, manned by at least 2 judges, will hear urgent & regular matters.
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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.
PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

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. 

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.