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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.
File Photo of protests at the India Gate seeking justice for 2012 Delhi gangrape case | Flickr

‘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.
People from northeastern states display placards during their protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. | PTI

CAA is a ‘benign’ law, scope for judicial review is limited, Modi govt tells SC

Home ministry’s counter-affidavit in Supreme Court says citizenship falls squarely within the domain of Parliament, and cannot be challenged through PILs.
People across India have been protesting against the CAA-NRC-NPR, and states have also opposed the new parameters for the latter | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘CAA does not confer any arbitrary powers on govt, does not violate fundamental rights’

In its affidavit to the Supreme Court, the Centre said there can be no question of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violating constitutional morality. Read the full text of the document here.

On Camera

A technician doing an experiment in University of Hong Kong | Paul Yeung | Bloomberg

Covid-19 shows that our selective visions of world order stand exposed

The void of meaningful inter-state cooperation on biosecurity during Covid-19 crisis should make us rethink the concept of world order.

Mass exodus of migrants: Are they the Covid-19 lockdown violators or victims?

The Union home ministry has ordered the states to seal borders and quarantine people who have violated the coronavirus lockdown for 14 days.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

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.