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Kerala Court Acquits Bishop Franco Mulakkal In Nun Rape Case

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Mulakkal, 57, was accused of raping the nun multiple times during his visit to a convent in this district when he was the Bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of the Roman Catholic church.

Nagaland Killings: SIT To Present Findings Before Court After Receiving Forensic Reports

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The state government constituted the SIT on December 5 and transferred the case to State Crime Police Station at Kohima to complete the investigation within one month.

Hyderpora encounter: Omar slams SIT statement on ‘speculative’ remarks on report

The SIT said the government had ordered a magisterial probe into the incident and all such person making statements should have approached the inquiry officer with genuine evidences they have, for corroboration or contradiction.

Centre sets up high-level committee to examine possibility of lifting AFSPA from Nagaland

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The committee has been set up three days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Assam Neiphiu Rio and Himanta Biswa Sarma respectively.

Cruise Drugs Case: HC Exempts Aryan Khan From Weekly Appearance At NCB Office

The court also modified another condition laid down in the bail order that required him to furnish his itinerary to the NCB every time he travels out of Mumbai.

15 December, 2021

MoS Ajay Mishra Should Be Sacked If BJP Has Any Morality Left: Akhilesh Yadav

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"The government is filling the coffers of the rich by targeting the poor," he alleged and accused the BJP governments at the Centre and in the state of being anti-poor and anti-farmers.

06 December, 2021

Nagaland Firing : Amit Shah Expresses Regret, Promises SIT Probe Within A Month


In a statement in Lok Sabha, Amit Shah said the government is keeping a close watch on the evolving situation that stemmed from an unfortunate incident where security forces killed 14 civilians and injured 11 more in Nagaland's Mon district.

06 December, 2021

Nagaland Firing: Govt Announces Ex-Gratia, CM To Visit Mon

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“The state government has condemned the incident in Oting village area of Mon district that resulted in the death of 13 civilians,” Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam said in the statement.

07 October, 2020

Hathras Case: UP Govt Grants Probe Panel 10 More Days To File Report


A Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted on September 30, was initially given seven days time to investigate the incident and was asked to submit its report today. However, today the UP government has granted the SIT an extension by 10 more days to file its report.

02 October, 2020

5 UP Cops Suspended Amid Raging Protests Over Hathras Rape


People have staged protest over the death of the 20-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly gang-raped by four upper caste men in UP’s Hathras district.

28 September, 2020

Former Punjab DGP Saini Appears Before SIT In Multani Case


Saini was booked in May in connection with the disappearance of Multani in 1991 when he was working as a junior engineer with the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation.


18 January, 2020

'I Don't Know Why Centre Delayed SIT Report On 1984 Sikh Riots', Says Justice Dhingra

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Justice Dhingra tells Outlook how the investigation and trial of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases were derailed.

23 October, 2019

Kathua Rape-Murder Case: Jammu Court Orders J&K Police To File FIR Against SIT Members


According to the charge sheet in the Kathua case, the girl, who was kidnapped on January 10 this year, was allegedly raped in captivity in a small village temple in the district after being kept sedated for four days before she was bludgeoned to death.

01 October, 2019

Madhya Pradesh Honey Trap Case: Former Minister, TV Reporter, Bureaucrats Under Lens


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has assured that investigation into the sex scandal will not be a political witch-hunt.

29 September, 2019

'Govt In Support Of Chinmayanand': Congress Meets Jailed Law Student's Parents

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The Congress leader said that the party will take out a massive 'padyatra' (foot march) from Shahjahanpur to Lucknow on September 30 demanding justice for the girl

24 September, 2019

Court Admits Anticipatory Bail Plea Of Law Student Allegedly Raped By BJP's Chinmayanand

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The 23-year-old woman was taken into custody on charges of extortion and blackmail. Chinmayanand had accused her and three men of demanding Rs five crore from him.

20 September, 2019

Rape Accused Chinmayanand ‘Ashamed’ Of His Acts, Accepts ‘All Evidence’: Police


A 23-year old law student had accused the former minister Chinmayanand of physically exploiting her for a period of over 1 year.


13 September, 2019

BJP Leader Chinmayanand Questioned By SIT, Denies Rape Charges


The 23-year-old postgraduate student has alleged that she was raped repeatedly and "physically exploited" for a year by the BJP leader, whose organization runs several colleges in Shahjahanpur.

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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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Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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