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Salman Khan arrives for a hearing in the Black Buck hunting case, in Jodhpur on Thursday | PTI

A guide to Indian prisons for Salman Khan — from Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt was released from prison in 2016 after nearly three years in incarceration for an arms case stemming from the 1993 blasts. New Delhi: Prisons are not an easy place for anyone, least of all the rich and famous accustomed to living the good life. The jail sentence given to Bollywood star Salman Khan for poaching isn’t his first -- he has done time before, for three days, for the 2002 hit-and-run. But at five years, it might prove his longest. For advice on how to get by, Salman can turn to frequent co-star and close friend Sanjay Dutt, who was released from prison in February 2016 after nearly three years in incarceration for an arms case stemming from the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai. Speaking to ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta at Off The Cuff, Dutt had talked at length about his life in prison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEidW900iD0 Not exactly an easy time “Two months were...
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TalkPoint: Will Salman Khan’s guilty verdict make Indians take wildlife protection seriously?

Experts weigh in on Salman Khan's conviction in the 1998 black buck case.

Salman Khan gets 5-year jail term in blackbuck poaching case

All the actors were in a Gypsy car on the night of October 1, 1998 that night, with Salman Khan in the driving seat. He spotted a herd of blackbucks and killed two of them.
Actor Salman Khan arrives at Jodhpur Court on Wednesday

Salman Khan is sentenced to 5 years in prison in blackbuck poaching case

The actor was accused of killing endangered blackbucks while shooting for a film in Rajasthan two decades back. Four fellow actors were accused of incitement.

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.