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Aarushi Talwar

Aarushi Murder Case: HC Likely To Deliver Verdict On Rajesh, Nupur Talwar's Plea Tomorrow

Oct 11, 2017 Outlook Web Bureau

The couple were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013, a day after their conviction.

Why The Talwars Should Be Freed

Aug 01, 2015 Mihir Srivastava

A recent book called Aarushi has revived interest in a case that, seven years later, remains an enduring mystery...

Aarushi, My Niece

Aarushi, sadly, will never get justice in India. But her parents can be spared additional anguish.

Fresh Questions On CBI Role In Arushi Case

Jul 12, 2015 Uttam Sengupta

Avirook Sen's book raises disturbing questions about the delivery of justice.

'This Is Not A Fit Case For Inflicting Death Penalty'

Full text of CBI court judgment convicting Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and sentencing them to life in prison for the twin murders of their daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj Banjade in 2008.

25 November, 2013

Innocence Of The Guilty

Uttam Sengupta

I do not believe in the prosecution’s theory that this was an honour killing because Dr Talwar found his fourteen year old daughter in an "objectionable but not compromising position" with the domestic help

10 February, 2011

CBI's Closure Report

'Sufficient evidence is not available to prove the offence U/s 302/201 IPC against accused Dr. Rajesh Talwar beyond reasonable doubt'. Full text for the record.

30 December, 2010

Restoring Public Confidence In CBI

B. Raman

Public opinion should force the Government to institute a comprehensive enquiry into the functioning of the CBI and initiate measures to restore its image in the eyes of the public.

11 June, 2008

Unanswered Questions

Rajinder Puri

The double murder case once again highlights the need to address the angle raised by Bharat Nawjawan Sabha, an NGO, on the possibility of a human organ trafficking racket in Noida

30 May, 2008

Cop Out

Saikat Datta

Forget good police procedure, here a man was assumed to be guilty even before any proper interrogation, and plain conjecture and speculation was aired to the media with magisterial authority...

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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