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The Nirbhaya case pertains to the 2012 gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student. The case shook the country, led to nationwide protests, and demands for better security and laws to deal with such cases.

Protest against Kathua

Only 36% of Nirbhaya fund used since 2013, panel tells House hours before convicts’ hanging

Nirbhaya fund was launched in the wake of the December 2012 gangrape-murder amid anger over what was seen as systemic indifference to crime against women. 
The family of the paramedic who was gangraped and murdered in 2012. The four convicted for the crime were hanged on 20 March 2020 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Justice delayed but not denied, says mother of 16 December victim after hanging of convicts

The four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case were hanged early Friday morning, seven years after the crime.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

‘Resolve to not allow another Nirbhaya case’: CM Arvind Kejriwal after convicts hanging

The Delhi Chief Minister also called for a collective resolution by police, courts, states and the central government to remove loopholes in the system.
File Photo of protests at the India Gate seeking justice for 2012 Delhi gangrape case | Flickr

‘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?
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court rejects Pawan Gupta’s curative petition in 16 December gang rape case

The top court bench dismissed Gupta's juvenility claim. Gupta is one of the four death-row convicts in the 16 December gang rape and murder case.
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

16 December case convicts seek quashing of death penalty, court issues notice to Tihar jail

The counsel of the four convicts moved the court claiming the second mercy plea of one of them is still pending. The court will hear the plea Thursday.
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

16 December convict moves Delhi court, seeks FIR against police for alleged prison assault

Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four death row convicts, alleged that he was badly beaten up last year when he was lodged in the Mandoli central jail in East Delhi.
In this handout photo provided by ITBP, a Chinese boy undergoes screening tests for the deadly novel coronavirus at an ITBP quarantine facility in Chhawla, New Delhi. | PTI

ABP debunks coronavirus myths, NDTV India on ‘pheeka’ Holi due to virus

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Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

Delhi govt seeks new execution date for 16 December gang rape case convicts

The execution of the convicts' death warrants has been deferred thrice so far due to delays by them in exhausting legal remedies. All four are to be hanged together.

On Camera

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.