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Kolkata lawyer ‘curses’ judge with coronavirus infection, slapped with contempt notice

The lawyer wanted an urgent hearing for his case involving the auction of his client’s bus seized by a bank.
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Bar Council appeals to PM Modi for allowance to financially weak lawyers amid lockdown

All professions except those providing essential services have gone into lockdown mode as the only way to stop further outbreak and spread of the coronavirus.
File image of former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi | Photo: PTI

Don’t remember electoral bonds case, says Rajya Sabha MP & former CJI Ranjan Gogoi

In a TV interview, Justice Gogoi said the same people who had hailed him after the four SC judges’ 2018 press conference now called him a ‘rotten apple’.
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

Night before hanging, 16 December rapists ‘crying bitterly’, counsellors read Gita to them

Tihar jail official says the 4 gang-rape convicts have not come to terms with their hanging and were hopeful their lawyer would get it deferred.
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‘Send them to Pakistan border’ — desperate attempt by 16 Dec rapists’ lawyers to stall hanging

4 convicts hanged at 5.30 am Friday, after Delhi HC & Supreme Court reject in the early hours their last petitions seeking a stay on execution of the death warrants.
A file photo of Indian Army soldiers on a patrol near Dal Lake in Jammu & Kashmir | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

SC orders release of ex-Army man who killed a gunner ‘in delusion of militant attack’

In June 2003, convict Virender Prasad shot another gunner from his own Army regiment. He was sentenced to a life term.
Delhi High Court

HC rejects December 16 gangrape convict Mukesh’s plea of not being in Delhi at the time of crime

Justice Brijesh Sethi said the various grounds given in the plea were 'devoid of any substance' and only intended to delay the execution.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC rejects proposal to produce rebel MP Congress MLAs, says they cannot be held captive

The apex court refused the proposal to produce 16 Madhya Pradesh MLAs in the judges' chamber when it was hearing the cross petitions filed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the Congress.
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

‘Don’t want to be rapist’s widow’: Wife of 16 December gangrape convict seeks divorce

Until recently, Puneeta Devi had maintained that her husband Akshay Thakur was innocent. Thakur is set to be executed in two days.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Ayodhya, Rafale and more – 5 big Ranjan Gogoi verdicts that ‘worked in favour of Modi govt’

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi was Monday appointed to the Rajya Sabha, 4 months after his retirement. The appointment came in for immediate criticism.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.