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

HC turns down Zee News request to give information on Delhi riots report in sealed cover

The Delhi HC was hearing a petition by riots accused Asif Iqbal Tanha seeking directions to take down sensitive information connected to the probe that was allegedly leaked by police.
Delhi Police personnel stand guard at Model Town police colony, identified as a Covid-19 hotspot, during the on 16 April 2020 | Kamal Kishore | PTI

Caravan Magazine’s journalist detained & assaulted by Delhi Police, police deny charge

The magazine alleged that police forcibly took journalist Ahan Penkar's phone and then deleted all the videos he had recorded while he was reporting a protest in North Delhi.
Cars torched during Delhi riots in Shivpuri | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

4 retired judges & 2 ex-civil servants set to ‘independently probe’ Delhi riots

Need for an expert committee probe necessitated by criticism that the Delhi Police probe into the riots has evoked, says a body of ex-civil servants.
Delhi Police personnel on duty at Mustafabad on 25 February 2020 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Details of Delhi riots witnesses ‘inadvertently’ put with charge sheet copies, police say

Delhi Police approached the court to inform about the lapse after it came to its knowledge that at least three protected witnesses have been reached out by various persons.
St Stephen’s Hospital in Delhi | Commons

‘Bisexual’ Delhi doctor accused of killing colleague in 2017 still at large — CBI charge sheet

Dr Shashwat Pande was found dead at St Stephen’s Hospital in August 2017. CBI filed a charge sheet in the case in July this year, saying investigation into the case will continue.
Delhi Police patrol the northeast district where riots broke out in February. At least 53 people had died in the violence | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It isn’t first time Delhi Police probe into riots is being questioned. Happened in 1984 too

Several activists and civil servants have raised concerns about Delhi Police's investigation into February riots, calling it 'biased'. Something similar happened in 1984 as well.
AAP councillor Tahir Hussain | Twitter | @tahirhussainaap

Tahir Hussain bought 50 litre acid, empty glass bottles before Delhi riots, says charge sheet

The 17,000-page charge sheet by Delhi Police Special Cell has statements from Tahir Hussain’s neighbour, a scrap dealer & traders on his activities in the days before the riots.
CM Arvind Kejriwal announced closure of all gyms, nightclubs and spas in Delhi till 31 March. Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi court directs police to lodge FIR over morphed video of CM Arvind Kejriwal

The court said the tone of the video not only lowers Delhi CM Kejriwal's reputation but it also addresses public/voters who have voted for Aam Aadmi Party in an abusive manner.
Delhi Police personnel stand guard at Model Town police colony, identified as a Covid-19 hotspot, during the on 16 April 2020 | Kamal Kishore | PTI

UAPA needed in Delhi, Bengaluru riot cases. Can’t let accused get away on technical grounds

In the background of the anti-CAA protests, an untoward incident during the high-profile Trump visit would have certainly shown India in poor light. Now Delhi Police has a case.
Student-activist Umar Khalid | Photo: ANI

Umar Khalid, arrested under UAPA in Delhi riots case, sent to judicial custody till 22 October

Khalid, who was arrested 13 September, has also been booked for sedition, murder, attempt to murder, promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and rioting.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.