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Delhi High Court says serious cases cannot be quashed with settlements between parties

The Delhi High Court issued guidelines to criminal courts and mediation centres for dealing with cases of rape and economic fraud.

Non-bailable warrant issued against Arvind Kejriwal for non-appearance in defamation case

AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal & Manish Sisodia, and ex-AAP member Yogendra Yadav were accused of denying Surender Kumar Sharma a ticket to poll in 2013.
The Madras High Court judgement is a significant victory for transgender and intersex persons | Representational photo

Transgenders & others who identify as women will now be ‘brides’ under Hindu Marriage Act

In landmark ruling, Madras High Court 'states the obvious' to solemnise marriage of a couple who were denied registration because of bride's gender.
File photo of Bilkis Bano | PTI

Bilkis Bano has another reason to smile in her 17-year fight for justice

Tuesday's Supreme Court order, directing the Gujarat govt to pay Rs 50 lakh to the 2002 riots victim, comes 2 years after it upheld life sentence to 11 accused.  
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC orders Gujarat govt to give Rs 50 lakh, job & accommodation to Bilkis Bano

Bilkis Bano, who was gang raped during the 2002 riots, earlier refused to accept a Rs 5 lakh offer and sought exemplary compensation from Gujarat govt.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi issued criminal contempt notice by Supreme Court over Rafale remarks

The Supreme Court will hear the criminal contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on April 30.
Shahid Raza Khan with students from his madrasa in Bihar

This madrasa graduate is in line to be IAS, IPS officer, says it helped him crack UPSC exam

Shahid Raza Khan, from Aminabad in Bihar, did his school education from a madrasa. He secured an all India rank of 751 in this year's UPSC examination. 
Rampuri knives

Chinese imports kill ‘Rampuri knife’ as Jaya Prada & Azam Khan are busy fighting each other

With growing popularity of Chinese knives in local markets, Rampur shopkeepers say city's famed knife, 'Rampuri', is facing imminent death.
Officers of Indian Revenue Service with PM Modi & Arun Jaitley | Facebook/IRS

Modi govt has reduced recruitment of IRS officers by over 70% since 2014

In 2013, 409 IRS officers were recruited through the UPSC exam. By 2018, the number of posts released by the Modi govt stood at 106.
Commuters and pedestrians walk past the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai (Representational image)

India’s population growth slows substantially, may ‘no longer be pressing problem’

UN report finds that population growth rate slowed considerably in the 2010-2019 period but the situation in UP, MP and Bihar still cause for concern.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.