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Bombay HC commutes death penalty of 3 convicts to life in 2013 Shakti Mills gangrape case

The high court bench said death puts an end to the concept of repentance, adding that the convicts deserve imprisonment for life to repent the offence they committed.

‘Nobody has asked them to read it’: Delhi HC dismisses plea to ban Salman Khurshid’s new book

The petition demanded a ban on sale, purchase and circulation of the book 'Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times', said statements in it defamatory for the Hindu community.

SC re-imposes ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, directs states to pay affected workers

The top court also directed Commission for Air Quality Management to commission a study of air quality based on available data, bearing upon recorded levels of air pollution.
People wait outside a polling station in Agartala, on 25 November 2021 | PTI Photo

SC directs Centre to immediately deploy additional forces in Tripura as civic polls begin

Opposition TMC and CPI(M) told a Supreme Court bench that its candidates and supporters are allegedly not being allowed to cast votes in the Tripura municipal polls Thursday.
File photo of the Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Postponing election extreme recourse’: SC refuses TMC’s plea to defer Tripura’s civic polls

The apex court directed reassessment of deployment of paramilitary forces in critical areas of the state and warned of coercive action if the directives are not followed scrupulously.
A model view of Delhi's proposed Central Vista | Twitter

SC rejects plea challenging change in land use for VP’s residence on Central Vista site

The apex court said that sufficient explanation has been offered by concerned authorities which justifies the change in land use of the plot from recreational area to residential.
File photo of Allahabad HC | Commons

‘Compels conversion, violates liberty’: Why Allahabad HC ripped into Special Marriage Act

Court was hearing petitions by 17 interfaith couples seeking protection from family and police harassment. It also gave rulings related to UP's anti-conversion law.
File image of Param Bir Singh | ANI photo

SC grants protection from arrest to ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh, asks him to join probe

A bench comprising Justices SK Kaul & MM Sundresh issued notices to the Uddhav Thackeray government, its DGP Sanjay Pande and the CBI on the former Mumbai police commissioner's plea.
File photo of the Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Allot seat to Dalit boy who couldn’t pay fee due to tech error: SC asks IIT Bombay

SC invokes Article 142 of the Constitution, says it would be 'great travesty of justice' if boy, Prince Jaibir Singh, is denied admission for non-payment despite having tried.
File photo of the Supreme Court of India | PTI

SC to hear TMC’s contempt plea against Tripura govt on unabated violent incidents tomorrow

Advocate Amar Dave, appearing for TMC, said the situation in Tripura is volatile & worsening. The plea for contempt action has been filed due to repeated incidents of violence, he said.

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A Fabindia store in Delhi | J. Miers | Wikimedia Commons

Not Jashn-e-Riwaaz, real problem is in Fabindia’s casteist Bana and Rajwada collection

Fabindia’s Rajwada and Bana clothes and jewellery bring back memories for oppressed castes in Rajasthan, and not good ones.

Paytm records quarterly loss of Rs 474 crore, expenses rise to Rs 1,600 crore

This is the first earnings report since Paytm's stock tumbled after IPO launch. Parent firm One97's income and revenues rose compared to same time last year, but so did expenses.

Defence

Navy chief commissions INS Vela, calls it ‘potent platform’ for spectrum of operations

This is the fourth of the six submarines the Navy is inducting under Kalvari class submarine Project 75 and the second major induction in less than a week.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.
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