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Delhi court grants bail to Umar Khalid in 2020 Delhi riots case

The court Thursday while granting bail to the former JNU student said that he was not physically present at the scene of crime on the date of incident.
Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati

Delhi minorities panel sends notice to Delhi Police over Dasna priest’s comments on Prophet

Delhi Minorities Commission sent notice to Delhi Police taking suo motu cognisance of Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati's comments on Prophet Muhammad; police summons priest.
Security personnel stand guard near a neighbourhood vandalised by rioters during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. | PTI

Delhi Police ‘reluctance’ to share info hampered relief work for riot-hit: Minorities panel

Committee on Welfare of Minorities, headed by MLA Amanatullah Khan, tabled its first report on February 2020 riots in Delhi assembly Thursday.
Security personnel stand guard near a neighbourhood vandalised by rioters during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. | PTI

HC asks Delhi Police to ‘ascertain’ person responsible for leaking riots charge sheet to media

The Delhi High Court Friday pulled up Delhi Police for leaking the information before cognisance was taken by the concerned court.
Representational image | A security person stands guard at Tihar jail in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Plan to use mercury in tadka to kill 2 jailed in Tihar for Delhi riots foiled, police say

A Muslim convict allegedly planned to murder 2 Hindu men lodged in Tihar for 'killing' Muslims in the 2020 riots. Delhi Police foiled the plan & arrested the conspirators.
Security personnel stand guard near a neighbourhood vandalised by rioters during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. | PTI

Delhi court takes cognizance of sedition against Umar Khalid, 17 others in UAPA case

The 18 accused, which include Sharjeel Imam and Tahir Hussain, have been chargesheeted for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy in the Delhi riots.
Representational image of the violence in Gokulpuri, part of February's North-east Delhi riots | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi court cites ‘Crime and Punishment’ to drop murder charges against two in riots case

The court asked how case of attempt to murder can be made out against them when the victim himself is absent from the police investigation and has never been seen by the police.
Scenes of destruction at Bhajanpura in Northeast Delhi, where riots killed 37 people

Why Delhi riots panel hasn’t ruled on any of the 2,600 compensation claims it has received  

Delay in appointments & Delhi govt not providing basic facilities has meant that the high court-appointed commission only began work last month.
Kismatun, 61, with photos of Faizan at the family's home in Delhi | Bismee Taskin | ThePrint

A mother fights on to put faces to ‘policemen’ who fatally injured son during Delhi riots

Faizan is one of estimated 53 people killed in last year's Delhi riots. The youngster — along with 4 others — was allegedly assaulted by policemen in Kardampuri on 24 Feb.
Children in Delhi's Brijpuri area that was hit by communal riots a year ago in February 2020 | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How residents in riot-hit NE Delhi are rebuilding lives — these then-&-now photos tell the story

Shops, homes and other properties that were burnt or vandalised during the February 2020 riots in northeast Delhi have since been rebuilt.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

India shouldn’t hope for too much from upcoming Turkey meet on Afghanistan

Thanks to US’ intervention, India will have a seat at the 10-day Istanbul conference beginning 24 April.
Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of web services at Amazon.com Inc., speaks during the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.| Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Amazon’s future CEO firm on India expansion amid protests by local vendors

Speaking to partners and customers in India, Andy Jassy announced a $250 million venture fund for startups working on innovations for small businesses, agriculture and health care solutions.

Defence

CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.