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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.
Punjab Police personnel (representational image) | Kamal Kishore/PTI

Why UPSC is shortlisting IPS officers to become state DGPs

The UPSC is a central body while police is a state subject, but after a Supreme Court order in January, it has to get involved in the selection of DGPs.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee outside Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's residence | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

Saradha Ponzi scheme: The scam behind Mamata’s dharna against CBI

The Saradha scam, at the heart of the CBI-Mamata standoff, first shook the state in 2013 dragging politicians, mostly from the Trinamool Congress, into the case.
An Indian Navy submarine | Indian Navy

What is Project 75 India & what it means for Indian Navy

The govt has cleared the P75I plan under the strategic partnership model. The project envisions India building 6 conventional submarines.
Attendees wave flags and cheer during the closing campaign rally for Evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci | Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg

Why in once-prosperous Venezuela, its citizens are now eating cats to survive

IMF expects hyper-inflation in Venezuela to hit 10 million per cent in 2019, nearly 10 times more than the 1.37 million per cent inflation rate predicted for 2018.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.