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Representational image of the violence in Gokulpuri, part of February's North-east Delhi riots | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Victim’s complaint against BJP councillor included in Delhi riots FIR: Police tells HC

Nisar Ahmed had alleged that BJP councillor Kanhaiya Lal had led a mob in the Gokulpuri area, and later told the court that he threatened him too.

Evidence collected in breach of privacy does not make it inadmissible in court: Delhi HC

Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani said the right to fair trial outweighs right to privacy as the former impacts public justice as a whole.
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Delhi HC orders Crime Branch inquiry against city doctor who ‘helps prisoners get bail’

A Delhi Police inquiry notes that Dr Gajinder Kumar Nayyar has been issuing medical certificates to relatives of accused to help them get bail.
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Give copy of investigating officer or jail superintendent’s report to bail applicant: Delhi HC

Petition filed by Advocate Chirag Madan claimed an accused is at the mercy of the judge for bail since he cannot refute the claims made by the police or jail authorities in the report.
Migrant workers on their way back to their native villages and cities amidst the coronavirus lockdown | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘Dire need for mechanism’ to register migrant workers — Delhi HC tells Modi govt

The high court has asked the central government to place before it details of the portal it proposes to set-up for registration of migrants.
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Delhi HC, district courts restrict functioning till 15 July due to Covid crisis

The Administrative and General Supervision Committee of the High Court decided that urgent matters would continue to be heard by video conferencing.
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High Court stays 50% reservation for Delhi students in NLUD

National Law University Delhi had decided to reserve 50% of seats for candidates passing the qualifying exam from a recognised school, college or institute in Delhi.
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Take action against erring hospitals & officers or we will: HC to Centre, Delhi govt

The high court asked both governments to appoint 'dedicated officials' to ensure there was no communication gap between authorities and hospitals.
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Delhi HC seeks govt reply on Covid testing guidelines for homeless with mental health issues

The court sought replies on a petition claiming the lack of guidelines on Covid testing for people with mental health problems has not been taken seriously.
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Solicitor General Tushar Mehta withdraws from Delhi riots case ‘out of disgust’ after spat

A spat ensued between Tushar Mehta and Delhi govt counsel Rahul Mehra when the latter objected to the solicitor general’s presence in a bail-related case.

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Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.