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Supreme Court grants bail to activist and poet Varavara Rao in 2018 Bhima Koregaon case

The apex court gave Rao bail on medical grounds; he had been in custody for two and a half years.

‘Overzealous judge, not inefficient’ — SC on Bihar judicial officer’s plea against suspension

The SC made the remarks while hearing a petition filed by a Bihar judicial officer who has challenged his suspension by the Patna HC for delivering a series of quick verdicts.

‘Can’t turn back the clock’: What legal experts say on abrogation of Article 370

Three years after the central government did away with Article 370, experts weigh in on whether the action and the method of doing it, is legal.

Allahabad HC denies bail to Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan — read the full text of judgment

Justice Krishan Pahal denied Kappan bail due to several factors, including use of tainted money, links with other accused from outside media fraternity.

‘Siddique Kappan had no work in Hathras’ — Allahabad HC rejects journalist’s bail plea

Justice Krishan Pahal says the prosecution's allegations of tainted money being used by the applicant and his colleagues for inciting violence cannot be ruled out.

CJI Ramana recommends senior most judge Justice U U Lalit as the next Chief Justice of India

Justice Lalit, who would be appointed head of the judiciary on August 27, will have a tenure of less than three months as the chief justice of India. He retires on November 8, 2022.

‘Freebies leading India to economic disaster’ — Modi govt backs PIL seeking bar on poll sops

PIL filed by BJP spokesperson in SC has sought a stop to parties promising & distributing ‘irrational freebies’ during poll campaigns. CJI proposes setting up a panel to look into issue.

MP man’s plea to free ‘wife’ from shelter lands him in dock as HC probes marriage, her ‘conversion’

Main question HC seeks to delve into is whether an Arya Samaj trust can convert a Muslim girl into a Hindu, and if yes, under which law. It also warned petitioner of policy enquiry.

Where taking husband’s surname is banned & how law on last names varies around the world

The SC last week ruled in favour of a child being given his stepfather's surname. ThePrint looks at the many colours the debate over last names can take on in different countries.

Missing files, quick bail: Yogi govt panel claims gangster Vikas Dubey got ‘state patronage’

Panel headed by Justice B.S. Chauhan (Retd) probed killings of 8 police personnel & Dubey's subsequent encounter, and submitted a report to UP govt in 2021. Report made public this week.

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YourTurn

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain | File image | Flickr

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59

Jaipur-born Jain was the first non-European to head Deutsche Bank; family remembers his fighting spirit till the very end

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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