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How Sapna Chaudhary became a sex symbol and cultural icon in Haryana

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Satellite imagery of Karachi port | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd) /ThePrint

Pakistan’s entire navy has been out at sea after India bombed Balakot

Satellite imagery shows all Pakistani navy ships & submarines stationed at Karachi & two other ports have been deployed following tensions with India.
The Ambani-themed party in Karachi | Yusra Askari

Pakistanis just threw an Ambani-themed party and it was crazy

The decadent Ambani wedding caught Pakistan’s fancy this year.
Pakistani security personnel stand outside the Chinese consulate after the attack | Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan PM Imran Khan says Karachi attack caused by Chinese trade deals

The attack was intended to scare Chinese investors, he said.

China is racing to complete 2 nuclear plants to ease Karachi’s power shortage

The construction of the two nuclear power plants began in 2013, about 25 km west of Karachi, and is scheduled for completion in 2021 & 2022.
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Pakistan’s imminent bailout from IMF will be its biggest ever

Here’s what’s happening across the border: IMF and World Bank have some crucial suggestions for Pakistan to alter economic landscape; President’s house lit up pink to promote breast cancer awareness.

Online tool ‘Khanmeter’ to track progress on Imran’s poll promises

Stamped ballot papers found in Karachi school and court orders Sharif family to pay one million rupees for dams.
Screenshopt of the doctored Whatsapp video spreading mob lynching in India | Commons

See the original video from Pakistan that was edited into deadly WhatsApp forward in India

The clip that led to a mob frenzy across India and resulted in several deaths was intended to spread awareness on street abductions in Pakistan.
Ahmed Raza tossed the coin for the Brazil-Costa Rica match

With coin toss at World Cup, Pakistan teen lives his FIFA dream

26/11 mastermind’s son to contest Pakistan election, and Monday is man-day at Karachi's amusement park.
Ghani (centre) made the confirmation to Pakistani Army Chief General Bajwa Friday | File photo | Twitter @ashrafghani

Ghani confirms Pakistani Taliban chief killed in American drone strike

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan’s transgenders to boycott elections in Lahore; football world cup fever hits Karachi.

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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.


China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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?