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Sedition charge against Delhi Minorities panel chief over 'provocative' post

02 May 2020

Sedition charge against Delhi Minorities panel chief over 'provocative' post

Delhi Minorities Commission Chairperson Zafarul Islam Khan has been booked under sedition charges over a controversial social media post. Khan has been accused of promoting enmity between religious groups.

SC refuses to stay Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project

30 Apr 2020

SC refuses to stay Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Central Vista project which aims to build a new Parliament building among other central government offices.

Coronavirus: Faulty Chinese testing-kits recalled; government says no payment made

27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Faulty Chinese testing-kits recalled; government says no payment made

The central government on Monday clarified that no payment has been made for the faulty rapid antibody testing kits it had procured from China.

Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

27 Apr 2020

Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

A man in Vadodara couldn't digest the fact that his wife defeated him several times in online ludo and took to violence, causing her serious spine injuries.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 426; Rajasthan cases cross 1,000

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 426; Rajasthan cases cross 1,000

As the Centre on Wednesday issued guidelines for the extended lockdown in India, the number of coronavirus cases reached 12,400.

Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC

20 Mar 2020

Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to hear stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra's plea challenging a flying ban imposed on him.

Seven years later, Nirbhaya's rapists hanged till death in Tihar

20 Mar 2020

Seven years later, Nirbhaya's rapists hanged till death in Tihar

More than seven years after they committed a crime that brought shame for the entire nation, four men — Akshay, Pawan, Vinay, and Mukesh, were hanged till death inside Delhi's Tihar prison on Friday.

Nirbhaya: Convicts to be hanged tomorrow, Delhi Court rejects petitions

19 Mar 2020

Nirbhaya: Convicts to be hanged tomorrow, Delhi Court rejects petitions

A day ahead of the execution of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, the Supreme Court rejected the curative petition of convict Pawan Gupta (25).

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

11 Mar 2020

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.

CBI v/s CBI: Court accepts clean chit to Rakesh Asthana

07 Mar 2020

CBI v/s CBI: Court accepts clean chit to Rakesh Asthana

A Special CBI Court on Saturday accepted the Central Bureau of Investigation's charge-sheet giving a clean chit to former Special Director Rakesh Asthana in an alleged bribery case.

Northeast Delhi violence: HC stresses on security at exam centers

04 Mar 2020

Northeast Delhi violence: HC stresses on security at exam centers

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government and the police to ensure security at board examination centers in Northeast Delhi, which was hit by communal violence recently.

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

04 Mar 2020

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

Fuming at petitioner Harsh Mander, who wanted FIRs against politicians who indulged in hate speech, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will first take up the matter where he allegedly made derogatory remarks against the top court.

Did politicians' hate-speech spark Delhi riots? SC to hear plea

02 Mar 2020

Did politicians' hate-speech spark Delhi riots? SC to hear plea

Hate speech of politicians that may have played a major role in last week's violence in Delhi will be taken up by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said today.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

02 Mar 2020

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

2 Nirbhaya convicts move Delhi court seeking stay on execution

29 Feb 2020

2 Nirbhaya convicts move Delhi court seeking stay on execution

Two convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case have approached a Delhi court, seeking a stay on their execution on March 3.

Schools in Northeast Delhi to stay shut till March 7

29 Feb 2020

Schools in Northeast Delhi to stay shut till March 7

Schools in Northeast Delhi have been ordered shut till March 7, officials of the Directorate of Education (DoE) said on Saturday, according to PTI.

Zaira Wasim's sly dig at PM Modi has "mango" reference

28 Feb 2020

Zaira Wasim's sly dig at PM Modi has "mango" reference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi isn't big on interviews. The few ones which he has given are to people who aren't critical of his policies.

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

27 Feb 2020

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

At a time when politicians should stay away from passing remarks that might amplify violence in New Delhi, a minister in Manohar Lal Khattar's government has shown that's perhaps too much to ask.

Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea

27 Feb 2020

Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea

The aviation ban on stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra imposed by the airline Indigo has been reduced to three months from six months.

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

27 Feb 2020

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

Departing from the urgency it showed yesterday in the matter of hate speeches that possibly fanned communal tensions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre four weeks' time to file its response on a plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders who passed abhorrent remarks.

Delhi Police got intel inputs about possible escalation, failed nevertheless

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police got intel inputs about possible escalation, failed nevertheless

Delhi Police once touted as the most elite force in India, fell from grace this week as it turned a blind eye to the violence that burned the national capital.

Delhi riots: Guns, petrol-bombs, swords, and hammers used in violence

27 Feb 2020

Delhi riots: Guns, petrol-bombs, swords, and hammers used in violence

For over two days, Delhi burned this week taking the lives of as many as 28 people, including a head constable and an Intelligence Bureau official.

Delhi HC asks police to consider FIRs against BJP leaders

26 Feb 2020

Delhi HC asks police to consider FIRs against BJP leaders

Expressing concern over the recent incidents of violence in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that they cannot allow a repeat of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Let everything cool down first, says SC on Shaheen Bagh

26 Feb 2020

Let everything cool down first, says SC on Shaheen Bagh

The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on petitions seeking to shift the sit-in protests in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.

Delhi HC pulls up DGCA over Kunal Kamra's airlines ban

25 Feb 2020

Delhi HC pulls up DGCA over Kunal Kamra's airlines ban

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) should not have asked airlines to put comedian Kunal Kamra on a no-fly list, the Delhi High Court observed on Tuesday while hearing a petition filed by him.

Nirbhaya rape convicts to be hanged on March 3

17 Feb 2020

Nirbhaya rape convicts to be hanged on March 3

On Monday, a Delhi court issued fresh death warrants against the four convicts in the 2012 "Nirbhaya" gang-rape and murder case.

SC clears permanent commission, command roles for women Army officers

17 Feb 2020

SC clears permanent commission, command roles for women Army officers

In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to grant permanent commission to all women officers in the Army.

Nirbhaya's mother cries in court again, reminds it's been years

12 Feb 2020

Nirbhaya's mother cries in court again, reminds it's been years

Asha Devi, whose daughter was brutally raped and left to die in 2012 in Delhi, broke down inside a Delhi court on Wednesday as the hearing pertaining to convicts' death warrant was adjourned for Thursday.

SC to hear pleas against Shaheen Bagh protest after polls

07 Feb 2020

SC to hear pleas against Shaheen Bagh protest after polls

Two pleas demanding that Shaheen Bagh protest site is vacated were put on hold by the Supreme Court on Friday and will be taken up on Monday, two days after Delhi casts its vote to choose the next Chief Minister.

#LastChance: Nirbhaya convicts asked to exhaust legal remedies within 7-days

05 Feb 2020

#LastChance: Nirbhaya convicts asked to exhaust legal remedies within 7-days

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed all four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case to exhaust all legal remedies available to them within a week's time.

Nirbhaya case convicts are testing country's patience: Centre tells HC

03 Feb 2020

Nirbhaya case convicts are testing country's patience: Centre tells HC

The manner in which four death row convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case are abusing the legal system is testing the patience of the country, the Centre told Delhi High Court in a rare hearing on Sunday.

They will rape sisters/daughters: BJP MP on Shaheen Bagh protestors

28 Jan 2020

They will rape sisters/daughters: BJP MP on Shaheen Bagh protestors

With election season reaching its peak in Delhi, controversial statements have become the order of the day.

Journalist Deepak Chaurasia heckled at Shaheen Bagh, FIR registered

25 Jan 2020

Journalist Deepak Chaurasia heckled at Shaheen Bagh, FIR registered

Delhi's Shaheen Bagh has grabbed the attention of world media with praises being heaped on women, who are leading the protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

SC rejects Nirbhaya's rapist's claim of being minor in 2012

20 Jan 2020

SC rejects Nirbhaya's rapist's claim of being minor in 2012

Pawan Gupta, one of the four convicts of the horrendous Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case pleaded in Supreme Court that he was a minor when the crime happened in 2012, but his plea was rejected today.

Nirbhaya convict's lawyer gets Bar Council notice over 'forged' documents

19 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya convict's lawyer gets Bar Council notice over 'forged' documents

The Bar Council of Delhi on Saturday issued a notice to the lawyer appearing for a convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

Nirbhaya convicts will now be hanged on February 1

17 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya convicts will now be hanged on February 1

In a fresh turn of events, the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case will now be hanged on February 1.

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists: Javadekar blames AAP's negligence for delay

16 Jan 2020

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists: Javadekar blames AAP's negligence for delay

The four men who raped Nirbhaya in 2012 in Delhi will not be hanged on January 22, and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar sees an Aam Aadmi Party conspiracy in this.

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists stalled, but death warrant not canceled

15 Jan 2020

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists stalled, but death warrant not canceled

The four men, who raped and brutally assaulted a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in New Delhi in 2012, won't be hanged on January 22, Delhi government informed the High Court on Wednesday.

Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'qatil' remark at Shaheen Bagh sparks row

15 Jan 2020

Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'qatil' remark at Shaheen Bagh sparks row

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has a penchant for landing in news. And ironically, his words help his political rival, the BJP, reap electoral benefits.

Shaheen Bagh protests disrupt traffic, HC asks cops to act

14 Jan 2020

Shaheen Bagh protests disrupt traffic, HC asks cops to act

For a month now, curbs have been imposed on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, forcing lakhs of commuters to take the Delhi-Noida-Delhi flyover leading to heavy traffic.