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‘Got diplomas, won awards’: What SC said as it freed 6 convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination

An SC bench, finding the conduct of the convicts in prison 'satisfactory' and taking into account other factors, ordered their release, noting they had spent over 30 years in jail.

‘Witch hunt’, ‘annihilation of valuable rights’ by ED — why PMLA court granted bail to Sanjay Raut

Rajya Sabha member & Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) party leader, arrested in alleged money laundering case, was released Wednesday after Bombay HC refused to pass stay order on his bail.

Critical to cut edible oil imports — Modi govt makes strong pitch for GM mustard in SC

In an affidavit filed before Supreme Court, environment ministry has said domestic production of GM Mustard will reduce India’s dependency on other countries to meet domestic demand.

After 3 acquitted in Chhawla gangrape-murder case, top govt lawyer writes to MHA urging ‘review’

SC had Monday acquitted 3 convicts who were awarded death penalty in 2014. ASG Aishwarya Bhati contends 'all limbs of evidence' show crime was committed by accused and none other.

‘Consider his age’, says SC after NIA opposes Bhima Koregaon accused Navlakha’s house arrest plea

Top court expresses concern over delay in progress of the case. It asks NIA to come back with conditions that can be imposed on Navlakha when he is under house arrest.

‘Serving people my priority, will work for all citizens,’ says CJI Chandrachud after oath

Justice DY Chandrachud, who was sworn in as the 50th Chief Justice of India by President Droupadi Murmu, said heading the Indian judiciary was a 'great opportunity & responsibility'.

DY Chandrachud, liberal judge who made history by consigning his father’s legacy to archives

During his career, the new Chief Justice of India has been part of several constitution benches & delivered landmark judgments in high-profile cases, like Ayodhya land title dispute.

‘No fair trial’ — what SC said while acquitting 3 convicted in 2012 Chhawla gangrape & murder

In its order, 3-judge bench of Supreme Court noted that the trial in lower court had 'many glaring lapses' & that courts cannot 'punish on basis of moral conviction or suspicion'.

‘Half-baked truth, unclean hands’ — what SC said while dismissing PILs against Hemant Soren

Allegations by petitioner against Jharkhand CM Soren were 'not at all substantiated by anything worthy to be called evidence', Supreme Court ruled.

‘For casteless, classless society’: In EWS ruling, SC judges call for timeline to end quotas

While upholding EWS quota, Justice Bela M. Trivedi of 5-judge bench said that though India's caste system had necessitated reservation, original policy had prescribed a time limit.

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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.