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Supreme Court takes suo motu cognizance of alleged killing of judge in Dhanbad

The top court has sought a status report within a week from Jharkhand's Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police on the investigation, into the incident.
File photo of the Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC to hear plea of senior journalists N Ram, Sashi Kumar on Pegasus scandal next week

The plea said the alleged snooping represented an attempt by agencies and organisations to muzzle and chill the exercise of free speech and expression of dissent in India.

Over 500 people & groups write to CJI Ramana seeking SC intervention in Pegasus row

The letter also sought a moratorium on the sale, transfer & use of Pegasus spyware and requested SC to adopt a gender-neutral sexual harassment, data protection and privacy policy.
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SC reserves verdict on Amazon’s pleas against Future Retail-Reliance deal

Amazon has sought in the Supreme Court that Singapore’s Emergency Arbitrator award that restrained Future Retail from going ahead with the merger was valid & enforceable.

Juhi Chawla withdraws plea against 5G roll out from Delhi High Court

In June, the court had described the lawsuit by Chawla as 'defective', 'abuse of process of law' and filed for 'gaining publicity' and dismissed it with costs of Rs 20 lakh.

Maharashtra govt not cooperating in probe against Anil Deshmukh, CBI tells Bombay HC

Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing for CBI, said Mumbai Police ACP Nitin Jadhav refused to hand over documents related to police transfer and postings on 27 July.
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‘What do you mean by contingent worker’: Delhi HC raps Twitter for non-compliance with IT rules

Delhi High Court tells Twitter to file a 'better affidavit' after it says it has appointed a 'contingent' worker, asks the company what this designation implies.
Delhi Police patrol the northeast district where riots broke out in February. At least 53 people had died in the violence | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi HC stays Rs 25,000 fine on police in northeast Delhi riots case

The court, while hearing the police's challenge to a trial court order calling its investigation into the riots 'callous', said it can't expunge remarks without hearing the police.
The Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC readies new e-system to immediately issue bail orders to jails, awaits security audit

New mechanism, aimed at ensuring quick release of prisoners, entails emailing the bail orders to jails as well as the district court under whose jurisdiction the prison falls.
The Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC rejects Kerala govt’s plea to withdraw criminal cases against MLAs who vandalised assembly

The court said there is no merit in Kerala government’s appeal & that there is no immunity to protect legislators indulging in vandalism during a House session.

On Camera

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File photo of health workers at a makeshift Covid-19 quarantine facility set up in New Delhi | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Why the pandemic’s invisible deaths needs to be counted

A better grasp of the toll is vital to assess the precise, real-world impact of vaccines and other preventative measures, or to understand just how lethal variants have been.
Several fraudulent withdrawals were made from the MEA employees' GPF accounts | Bloomberg

Centre’s fiscal deficit stood at 18.2% of budget estimate for FY22 at end of June

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit was at Rs 2,74,245 crore. For the current financial year, the government expects the fiscal deficit at 6.8% of GDP or Rs 15,06,812 crore.

Defence

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12th India-China Corps Commander talks tomorrow, focus on ‘low-hanging fruits’ Gogra, Hot Springs

The India-China talks are expected to bring progress to the disengagement process in Gogra and Hot Springs, which was agreed upon by both sides last year.
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Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.