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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.

Delhi Police allocated Rs 8,644 crore in Budget 2021, Nirbhaya Fund gets Rs 10 crore

According to a police statement, Rs 8,100.20 crore has been embarked for establishment-related expenditure and Rs 306 crore shall be spent on building office, residential complex.
The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
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.

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File image of Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani | Photo: Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani says there is ‘no option’ but to make businesses green

The pivot towards a greener, cleaner version of itself won’t be an easy one for Reliance industries, which got about 60% of revenue from its hydrocarbon-fueled energy operations in FY20-21.

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Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force to take place by 2022, says IAF Chief

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria also said that some deliveries from France have been ahead of time, while minor delays happened with 'one or two' aircraft due to Covid-related issues.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.