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No stay on arrest warrants against 2 Jindal varsity rape case convicts: Top court

The convicts challenged the warrants served to them by a district court in Sonipat after SC stayed a high court order that released them. New...
South Korea firing Hyunmu-2 ballistic missile

India-Pakistan among top 15 global conflicts that could worsen in 2018 – US think tank

U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of 30 potential crises or conflicts around the world in 2018 in CFR's annual survey.
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14 states still don’t have a single fast-track court for crimes against women and children

As per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission, the Centre had proposed setting up 1,800 fast track courts at a cost of Rs 4,144 crore.
Police personnel outside shops in the Khan Market, in New Delhi on Monday.

One map that shows how Delhi’s posh Khan Market that has been affected by sealing drive

Multiple establishments in Khan Market have faced action during the recent sealing drive, but it hasn't hit business.
An air ambulance

Centre’s new gambit to win over the Northeast: Air dispensaries

Govt set to introduce helicopter-based medical services for people living in tough terrain. Minister says nothing to do with polls in 3 northeastern states.
Insha Mushtaq, a victim of pellet shots in Kashmir.

Blinded by pellet shots in 2016, Kashmiri teen Insha Mushtaq shines in Class 10 exams

Insha Mushtaq (16) was sitting in her home at Shopian in July 2016 when a barrage of pellets fired by security personnel hit her, leaving her fully blind.
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje

Air strip expansion proposal in Vasundhara Raje’s backyard raises Centre’s hackles

Proposal is part of ambitious international airport project in CM’s constituency Jhalrapatan, Jhalawar. Environment ministry panel raises questions

Modi govt wants to know why your latte is so expensive, McDonald’s says thank GST

McDonald’s franchisee Hardcastle gets notice for not dropping the price even after GST rate cut, insists input tax credit withdrawal has left a deep impact.
National flag

Keep calm! Now, bureaucrats to take a call on national anthem in movie halls

The government tells the Supreme Court that playing of national anthem in cinema halls is optional; forms an inter-ministerial panel to frame rules in six months.
In January, a three member bench decided the matter required to be further debated by a larger bench | PTI

Why don’t Indians have a problem when heterosexuals have oral sex—even though 377 bans it?

Remember that Section 377 doesn’t criminalise ‘gay sex’ — it is the product of a homophobic mindset that targets queer people.

On Camera

File image of BSE building at Dalal Street, Mumbai | Commons

How PSU’s market cap fell by 36% in 6 years under Modi govt, while stock market doubled theirs

In episode 605 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta parses numbers to highlight how public sector firms and banks lost Rs 6.9 lakh crore in value in 6 years.
Gold jewellery (Representational image) | Bloomberg

Gold sales this festival season to be India’s worst since 2008

Covid and weak economic growth are likely to push sales below last year’s 194 tons to the lowest quarterly numbers since 2008, according to a consultant at Metals Focus Ltd.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.