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‘Send them to Pakistan border’ — desperate attempt by 16 Dec rapists’ lawyers to stall hanging

4 convicts hanged at 5.30 am Friday, after Delhi HC & Supreme Court reject in the early hours their last petitions seeking a stay on execution of the death warrants.
The four men convicted for the 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Final wish, last meal – Why remaining hours of Dec 2012 convicts will ride an emotional wave

All four convicts in December 2012 gang rape case will be hanged Friday morning. For Asha Devi, who has spent 7 years waiting for this moment, will it bring closure?
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

16 December gang rape and murder convicts to now hang at 5.30 am on 20 March

Tihar jail authorities tell Delhi court that all four convicts have exhausted their legal options.
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

Delhi Court issues notice to Tihar on plea over staying December 2012 convicts execution

Advocate AP Singh, who is representing three of the convicts, urged the court to adjourn the 1 February executions "sine die" as their legal remedies are yet to be availed.
The four men convicted for the 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

16 December Delhi gangrape convicts could now be hanged one by one, Tihar to decide

Convict Vinay can’t be executed as his mercy plea is with President, while 2 haven’t filed theirs. But Mukesh has exhausted his options, and could be hanged.
16 December gangrape

Why it’s wrong to question ‘delay’ in hanging of convicts in 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case

Those clamouring for immediate hanging forget that it's not just the prisoners on death row who can file a mercy plea – anyone can do so on their behalf.
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

Tihar jail searches for hangman for 16 December rapists as its own officers have refused

Jail manual has certain criteria for hangmen, but because there are so few in India, sometimes jail staff have carried out executions. But not this time.

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File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.
RBI

RBI reschedules Monetary Policy Committee meeting, new dates to be announced soon

The panel was scheduled to meet for three days beginning 29 September for RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review. RBI did not give any reason for rescheduling the meet.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.