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Delhi University Arts Faculty | Representational image: Commons

DU has failed on national commitment to social justice, says OBC welfare panel

There are only 5% faculty members belonging to the OBCs in Delhi University, as against the 27% reserved posts, the committee said in a report to Lok Sabha.
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South Africa cricket tour must go ahead. Indian team should follow rules like in UAE

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Dense smog during a November morning in Delhi, signifying high air pollution | ANI

Take ‘real action’ on Delhi’s bad air or we’ll set up task force — SC pulls up Centre

SC pulls up central govt, says not court's job to infuse 'creativity' in bureaucracy, asks why hasn't pollution come down if govt has taken steps.
Cryptocurrency in India | Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Why do banks ban crypto trade? They lack KYC-AML checks, so it’s better to not deal at all

Banks, RazorPay, CCAvenue are doing indirectly what the RBI was prohibited from doing directly—ban crypto trade.
Labourers clean glass of newly build Indiabulls finance centre at Lower Parel area in Mumbai

‘Can’t allow this’ — why SC stayed UP Police notice to Yes Bank in Dish TV dispute

SC terms police action 'dangerous' and 'short circuiting of judicial process', says police has done something that even the Company Law Tribunal has not.
Vijay Mallya

‘Won’t wait any longer’ — SC sets January date for Mallya sentencing in 2017 contempt conviction

SC bench sets 18 January 2022 as date to hear arguments on quantum of punishment. Says Vijay Mallya will be at liberty to appear, or his lawyer can advance submissions on his behalf.

SC issues notice to Centre, state govt on plea seeking independent probe into Tripura violence

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner Ethesham Hashmi, said police didn't register a single FIR in the cases of violence and slapped UAPA charges on journalists.
File photo of the Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

In 5 yrs, only 18% of probe complete in UP fake claims cases: Why SC slammed SIT for ‘lethargy’

Allahabad HC had set up an SIT in 2015 when instances of fake compensation claims were brought to its notice. But lack of movement on the probe pushed SC to comment adversely.

‘Protect judiciary from motivated, targeted attacks’: CJI tells lawyers on Constitution Day

CJI Ramana stressed that the most important feature of the Constitution is the fact that it provides a framework for debate that allows the nation to 'progress and evolve'.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana | Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

SC seeks Centre, Rakesh Asthana’s replies on plea against his appointment as Delhi Police chief

An NGO has filed a writ petition and an appeal against Rakesh Asthana's appointment days before his superannuation on 31 July. The apex court has sought the replies within two weeks.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.