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Madras High Court rejects Kamal Haasan’s plea to quash FIR against Hindu terrorist remark

Kamal Haasan stoked a controversy Sunday with his statement that free India's first extremist was a Hindu, referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.

BJP leader’s arrest over Mamata’s morphed image ‘prima facie arbitrary’, says SC

BJP youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma was arrested for allegedly superimposing a picture of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on to one of Priyanka Chopra’s Met Gala photo.
File photo of BCI chief Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman

Statements of rape, sexual abuse victims shouldn’t be taken at face value: Bar Council head

Bar Council of India chairman says relying on woman's statement alone goes against spirit of justice. Comment comes in wake of sexual harassment charges against CJI Gogoi.  
File image of Arun Mishra | ThePrint.in

Collegium picks brother of SC judge Arun Mishra for Madhya Pradesh HC

Younger brother of SC judge Arun Mishra is Vishal Mishra. Collegium resolution says CM and Governor of Madhya Pradesh concurred with the recommendation.
Mamata

SC directs Priyanka Sharma to apologise to Mamata Banerjee over morphed image, given bail

The Supreme Court observed that since Priyanka Sharma is a member of a political party (BJP), the insinuation of posting such a picture is different from those shared by common people.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court allows Andhra govt to present their plea to NGT in sand mining case

The govt of Andhra Pradesh had claimed that NGT directed the state to deposit Rs 100 crore with pollution control board even before hearing their plea.
Netflix open on a laptop | Twitter

Plea calls for regulating Netflix & Amazon Prime content, SC seeks Centre’s reply

The Delhi HC had earlier rejected the plea after I&B ministry had informed that online platforms are not required to obtain licence from it.
An exterior view of Babri Masjid

In Ayodhya land dispute case, Supreme Court grants mediators extension till August 15

The Supreme Court said it had no objection to extending the mediation process in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute if the mediators were optimistic about the result.

Ex-SC judge Kurian Joseph regrets striking down NJAC, says judges’ honour needs protection

Joseph says independence of judiciary needs to be protected like the ‘chastity of a virgin’. Minister Jaitley says judges are being bullied via social media.

Court grants bail to another former SC employee arrested for ‘fudging’ Anil Ambani order

The Patiala House Court gave bail to Manav Sharma, nearly a week after it granted bail to his co-accused in the case Tapan Chakraborty, also a former SC staffer.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.