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The Supreme Court of India denies woman the permission to terminate her baby| Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC collegium’s two new judge picks set to give India its second Dalit chief justice

If the Modi govt clears Justice Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai's elevation, he will be on track to become India's second Dalit CJI after K.G. Balakrishnan.
K.G Balakrishnan

Explained: 2010 mining case verdict that dragged in ex-CJI Balakrishnan & BJP’s Sriramulu

The purported sting operation showed BJP candidate Sriramulu trying to facilitate a deal with a relative of then CJI Balakrishnan on behalf of Reddys.
Sriramulu

Cong releases video alleging corruption by BJP’s Sriramulu, drags in ex-CJI Balakrishnan

BJP chief Amit Shah calls the video ‘fake’, Balakrishnan denies alleged Rs 160 crore deal with Reddy brothers for favourable judgment in 2010.
K.G Balakrishnan

No Dalit judge in the country’s top court that passed order on SC/ST Act

After K.G. Balakrishnan’s retirement in May 2010, no Dalit judge has been elevated to apex court; even not a single Dalit chief justice in 24 high courts.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.