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The Supreme Court petition on FGM will get a boost if victims join, lawyer says

In the first instance of legal intervention in the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), the Supreme Court has issued a notice and sought a detailed reply from the Centre and four states. SANYA DHINGRA

India’s courts have already invalidated triple talaq. The Supreme Court is unlikely to bring new closure

Several Indian courts, including the Supreme Court, have ruled that the practice of instantaneous triple talaq is invalid and un-Quranic. It is unlikely that the upcoming hearing from May 11-19 by a constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice, will be groundbreaking. SANYA DHINGRA

SC on Dec 16 gangrape: “Loathsome bestiality of passion” that caused “tsunami of shock”

Excerpts from the 429-page judgement by Justice Deepak Misra, Ashok Bhushan and the concurring judgement by Justice Bhanumati upholding the death sentence to the four convicts in the horrific 16 December gangrape case. ThePrint TEAM

Seven other countries where the punishment for rape is death

Indian courts apply the principle of “rarest of rare” circumstances when they award capital punishment. RAJGOPAL SINGH

Dalit rap on the knuckles of casteism

Ambedkarite Rap: Dalit student in Delhi injects anger and anxiety against the caste system in his lyrics. With his rap renditions, he turns a new page in a long tradition of musical activism. SANYA DHINGRA

Cow was a conundrum even for constitution farmers

Even at the time of formulation of the Constitution, deep divisions surfaced in the Constituent Assembly over the fate of the cow. The result was an inherently contradictory directive principle. SANYA DHINGRA

Young, ambitious, and patriarchal

Contrary to commonplace liberal assumptions, young Indians cling to traditional notions when it comes to gender equality, finds a recent survey. But that is not surprising as India is still in the grip of patriarchy, experts say. SANYA DHINGRA

Deradicalisation, the Malaysian method

India wants to learn from Malaysia’s deradicalisation programme which is based on the belief that not only is it imperative to counter security threats posed by convicts but it is also incumbent on the state to rehabilitate them.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.