Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicIndian Penal Code

Topic: Indian Penal Code

Shashi Tharoor summoned as accused in wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case

MP Shashi Tharoor is facing charges of abetment to suicide and cruelty towards Sunanda Pushkar.

Death penalty ordinance is a reactive and disproportionate response to child rape

With no victim support and protection systems in place, the field is open for the accused to threaten, intimidate, and pressurize the victim to retract.

Kathua effect: Cabinet passes ordinance to award death penalty for raping girl under 12

Ordinance will be applicable legally from the time the President signs it, to be presented in Parliament in monsoon session in July.

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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