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Full text of interview with outgoing Central Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi

Full text of the interview with outgoing Central Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi (You can read the edited excerpts here) :  How do you look back...

Outgoing CEC on EVM tampering controversy: ‘It was avoidable and should not have been raised’

The outgoing Chief Election Commissioner says he would have liked to see more electoral reform before he left. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI Days before he demits the top...
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Privatising Air India: Analysts say govt has multiple choices, union says its opposed to all of them

The airline could be privatised in multiple ways but all attempts to do so are likely to be opposed by the employees union After deliberations...

Congress MP, NGO threaten to take govt to court if sanitary pads aren’t made tax-free under GST

Activists are up in arms over the government's plan to tax sanitary pads at the same level as cheese, cell phones and frozen meat products under the Goods and Services Tax. And there may be at least two legal petitions challenging this decision. KAVEESHA KOHLI

How to disinvest in Air India: the British Airways, Japan Airlines & Austrian Airlines models

The Union cabinet is expected to take a decision on disinvesting in chronically sick state-carrier Air India this month and Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya is reported to have cited the privatisation experience of British Airways, Japan Airlines and Austrian Airlines as case studies. Here's a look at what they went through and how they are faring today. NIKHIL RAMPAL

We had designed 2008 farm loan waiver to be last of its kind – UPA Agriculture Secy

Repeated loan waivers raise question if the move benefits farmers or banks as someone else ends up paying for the write-off, says former bureaucrat T. Nanda Kumar. RUHI TEWARI

Abortion act changes: Women pay the price for systemic failures

Amendments that aimed to give women more choice have been put on hold because of the state’s failure to eradicate clinics and quacks who facilitate sex-selective or illegal abortions. VRINDA SEHGAL

Should the Election Commission get powers to prosecute those who question its credibility? Here’s what former Election Commissioners said

In a letter to the law ministry, the Election Commission of India sought powers of contempt to act against those who question its credibility by making baseless allegations. ThePrint's Kaveesha Kohli spoke to former election commissioners about whether it is necessary.

Will remove misunderstandings on cattle sale rules – Minister Harsh Vardhan

Environment minister tells ThePrint no compromise on spirit of new rules. Defends appointment of mostly cow experts to Animal Welfare Board. SANYA DHINGRA

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