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Nirbhaya case: Delhi court orders hanging of 4 convicts on March 3

New Delhi: A Delhi court, on Monday, ordered that the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case be hanged on March 3 after it issued fresh death warrants, observing that deferring the execution any further would be “sacrilegious” to the rights of the victim for expeditious justice. The court directed that the four men -Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), …

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Hope they are hanged this time: Nirbhaya’s mother

New Delhi: Nirbhaya’s parents, on Monday, expressed hope that the four convicts in their daughter’s rape-and-murder case would finally be hanged on March 3, the latest execution date fixed by a court after two earlier death warrants were stayed. “We hope the order (death warrant) is finally executed,” her mother said, just after a Delhi court issued fresh death warrants …

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Blocking public roads is a matter of concern: SC

New Delhi: Blockade of public road at Shaheen Bagh is “troubling us”, the Supreme Court said on Monday and suggested that the anti-CAA protestors go to another site where no public place would be blocked. The apex court asked senior advocate Sanjay Hegde to “play a constructive role as an interlocutor” to persuade the protestors to move to an alternative …

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SC allows permanent commission to women officers in Army

New Delhi: In a landmark victory for gender equality, the Supreme Court, on Monday, allowed permanent commission to all women officers in the Army, paving the way for them to get command postings and parity with male counterparts in promotions, ranks, benefits and pensions. Calling for a change of mindset on the part of the government to put an end …

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RBI: govt will have to use structural reforms to revive demand

New Delhi: Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das, on Monday, said the government will have to use structural reforms to revive demand and support the sagging economy, and green shoots of the recovery visible now need to be sustained to pull India out of its worst slowdown in 11 years. In an interview with PTI, he said the fallout of the …

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UK MP denied entry into India

New Delhi/London: A British MP, critical of India’s move to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, on Monday said she was denied entry despite a valid visa after she landed at Delhi airport and deported to Dubai from where she had flown into the Indian capital. Labour Party MP Debbie Abraham’s claim that she had a valid visa was rebutted …

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Karnataka assembly may adopt pro-CAA resolution

Bengaluru: The ruling BJP in Karnataka is likely to push for a resolution in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act during the ongoing assembly session, top sources said on Monday. The resolution is expected to be moved towards the end of the special discussion on the Constitution, scheduled for March 2 and 3, the sources said. The move is bound …

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HC issues notices as injured student seeks compensation

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought responses of the Centre, the AAP government and the city police on a plea by a Jamia Millia Islamia student seeking compensation for injuries suffered allegedly in police action against anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protesters on December 15 last year. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari …

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PM rules out rethink on CAA

Varanasi: Ruling out any rethink on decisions on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that his government remains and will remain firm on the steps despite pressure from all sides. “Be it the scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir or the Citizenship Amendment Act, the country waited for decisions on …

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Jamia panel releases video of police brutality in library

New Delhi: Two months after the alleged police brutality at the Jamia Millia Islamia, a new video has emerged purportedly showing paramilitary and police personnel thrashing students in the library on December 15, drawing sharp reactions from several quarters, including the Congress. The police said they will investigate the video and two others, which appeared hours later and showed some …

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