Judiciary

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Delhi gets 34 paperless courts for cheque-bouncing cases that allow digital arguing, judgments

The courts have been started with twin objective of providing a hassle-free environment to litigants — who can now appear in these courts virtually — and unclogging the legal system.
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Draft UP law on ‘love jihad’ proposes 5-yr jail, marriage annulment for ‘forced conversion’

Draft ‘Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Bill 2020’ has been formulated by UP home department and forwarded to law department. The law is likely to be presented before UP cabinet soon.
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Court extends judicial custody of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam till 23 November

Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad said the mandatory period of 90 days to complete the probe will be completed on 23 November and the charge sheet has to be filed.

AG consents to contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra for 18 November tweet against CJI

New Delhi: Attorney General K K Venugopal Friday gave consent for initiating contempt proceedings against stand-up comic artist Kunal Kamra for his 18 November...
Chanda Kochhar

ED assures Supreme Court of no coercive action against Chanda Kochhar in PMLA case

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the apex court bench that ED won't take this action in pursuance of the ECIR registered in ICICI Bank-Videocon Group case.
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10 reasons why the Supreme Court is looking like a court of ‘trivial pursuits’

In episode 622 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta lists 10 important cases the top court should have heard in the last few years.
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Loan moratorium is fiscal policy matter, required steps taken, Centre tells Supreme Court

Centre said it has proactively taken steps through the finance ministry, RBI, and several relief measures were announced keeping in mind every sector.
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Delhi HC seeks CBI stand on Maneka Gandhi’s plea challenging order in corruption case

According to the graft case lodged against the BJP leader and two others in 2006, they had allegedly sanctioned Rs 50 lakh as a grant to a trust in a fraudulent manner.
Placards displayed during a BJP protest against the Delhi government over the issue of pollution and the rise in Covid cases | PTI

‘Why did you not wake up when situation was deteriorating’ — HC pulls up Delhi govt on Covid

The Delhi HC asked AAP govt if it could explain to those who lost their near and dear ones to Covid in the last 18 days why the admin did not take steps when cases were spiralling.
Members and supporters of the LGBT groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march (representational image) | Atul Yadav/PTI

Delhi HC asks Centre to respond to plea to recognise same sex marriages under law

Petitioner Abhijit Iyer Mitra has contended that same sex marriages are not possible despite the Supreme Court decriminalising consensual homosexual acts.

On Camera

Pakistani TV asks if it’s time to accept Israel. The answer is above Imran Khan’s paygrade

The idea of recognising Israel is a hard sell for the people of Pakistan who have been brought up for over 70 years on the idea of having permanent enemies — India and Israel.
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Indians consumed less meat, fish, ice-cream in first half of this fiscal due to Covid fear

CARE Ratings data show impact of Covid fear on consumption, reduction in discretionary spends, a drop in demand from hotel, tourism & aviation industries led to a production slump.

Defence

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Indian Navy inducts two American drones on lease, could add more later

The two drones, flying with Indian Navy logo, are under the full operational control of the force and it will have exclusive access to all the information that the drone will capture.
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What the amazing rise & sudden death of a ‘Holy Warrior’ tell us about Islam & politics in Pakistan

Khadim Hussain Rizvi was the face of Pakistan’s radical Islamist politics. His sudden death, however, will not end the mass appeal of religious fundamentalism.