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File photo of Rajeev Kumar outside his residence | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

Supreme Court withdraws protection from arrest for former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar

The Supreme Court told the CBI to act in accordance with the law after it vacated its February order, but granted Rajeev Kumar seven days to look for a legal remedy in the Saradha chit fun scam case.
File photo of Jamaat-ud-Dawa head Hafiz Saeed | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Hafiz Saeed’s financier owns 23-storey building in London, luxury flat in Delhi: NIA

NIA, probing the J&K terror funding case, has zeroed in on properties suspected to have been bought by Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed's alleged financier Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali.
High Court

CBI probe into Bofors case to continue, to follow new evidence

A trial court observed that the CBI could further investigate the matter based on its own wisdom given that it has independent right and power to do so then.
File photo of P.S. Narsimha

Only elected bodies should run cricket, says Supreme Court-appointed mediator Narsimha

Former Additional Solicitor General PS Narsimha is confident that the BCCI will soon form a democratically elected body which will run cricket in India.
Kamal Haasan | Commons

Madras High Court rejects Kamal Haasan’s plea to quash FIR against Hindu terrorist remark

Kamal Haasan stoked a controversy Sunday with his statement that free India's first extremist was a Hindu, referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.

BJP leader’s arrest over Mamata’s morphed image ‘prima facie arbitrary’, says SC

BJP youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma was arrested for allegedly superimposing a picture of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on to one of Priyanka Chopra’s Met Gala photo.
File photo of BCI chief Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman

Statements of rape, sexual abuse victims shouldn’t be taken at face value: Bar Council head

Bar Council of India chairman says relying on woman's statement alone goes against spirit of justice. Comment comes in wake of sexual harassment charges against CJI Gogoi.  
File image of Arun Mishra | ThePrint.in

Collegium picks brother of SC judge Arun Mishra for Madhya Pradesh HC

Younger brother of SC judge Arun Mishra is Vishal Mishra. Collegium resolution says CM and Governor of Madhya Pradesh concurred with the recommendation.
Mamata

SC directs Priyanka Sharma to apologise to Mamata Banerjee over morphed image, given bail

The Supreme Court observed that since Priyanka Sharma is a member of a political party (BJP), the insinuation of posting such a picture is different from those shared by common people.
LTTE

Modi govt extends ban on LTTE for another five years

A home ministry notification stated that LTTE's continued violent and disruptive activities remained prejudicial to the sovereignty of India.

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.