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Modi’s ‘calls for peace’, ‘disgruntled officers’: What SC said as it upheld SIT report on Gujarat riots

Court was hearing a petition by Zakia Jafri, whose husband, Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, was killed in the riots, against SIT report that gave clean chit to then Gujarat CM & others.

Plea filed by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind against demolition in UP gets deferred by SC till 29 June

Justices C.T. Ravikumar and Sudhanshu Dhulia adjourned the matter on a request made by Senior Advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan, seeking more time to reply to the UP government affidavit.

Kerala High Court suspends life sentence, grants bail to convicts in Sister Abhaya murder case

Bench observed that based on prime facie examination of evidence, accused are not guilty of 1992 murder of nun. Fr Thomas Kottoor & Sister Sephy were convicted by CBI court in 2020.

Patna High Court to buy iPhone 13 Pro for all judges, issues tender

Supplier must be headquartered in Patna & bid documents must be submitted within a week, says tender notice issued Tuesday.

Kanpur & Prayagraj demolitions are ‘routine’, not linked to riots, Yogi govt tells SC

In affidavit, UP govt also says petitioner ‘cherry-picked’ demolitions ‘in an attempt to falsely link the same to rioting’ over remarks on the Prophet.

Defining ‘ideal rape victim’, judging ‘dissolute ladies’ — why courts get called out for sexism

June Allahabad HC order in 'dowry harassment' case, which said woman had no 'shame' & had 'venom and poison' in her mind, is latest judgment to draw flak for 'gender insensitivity'.

‘Rights are paper tigers unless given teeth by courts’: Full text of Justice Chandrachud speech

Speaking at an event in King's College, London, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud discussed the Supreme Court's role in the protection of human rights for various sections of India.

Muslim girl over 16 yrs of age can marry a man of her choice, rules Punjab and Haryana HC

Justice Jasjit Singh Bedi passed an order in favour of a Muslim couple aged 16 and 21 years, seeking protection from their families under Article 21 of the Constitution.

‘Demolitions can’t be retaliatory’ — SC issues notice to UP govt, but no stay on bulldozer drives

Apex court gives state three days to explain whether the demolitions carried out in Kanpur and Prayagraj over the weekend were in compliance with procedural and municipal laws.

Blazer in Bihar heat? Patna HC’s rebuke on civil servant’s attire reignites dress-code debate

'Should button collar and wear blazer,' said judge. But many in legal fraternity as well as civil servants argue that the officer's attire wasn't inappropriate, blame 'colonial-era mindset'.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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