✔ ‘Honour’ killing of Dalit youth in TN: father-in-law, 5 others get death
Of the remaining five accused, one was awarded the life sentence, one got a five-year jail term and three were acquitted, including the victim’s mother-in-law Annalakshmi.
✔ Ameerul Islam convicted for rape, murder of Kerala Dalit law student
The victim was was found murdered at her single-room house on the side of Canal Bund Road at Vattolippady near Perumbavoor on April 28, 2016. The Enakulam Principal Sessions Court will pronounce the quantum of sentence tomorrow.
✔ Constitution Bench to examine whether jallikattu is a cultural right of TN people
The Supreme Court said a Constitution Bench would examine if the people of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra can conserve jallikattu and bullock cart races as their cultural right and demand their protection under Article 29 (1) of the Constitution, which guarantees protection of the educational and cultural rights of citizens.
✔ Rajiv Gandhi killing: SC ready to hear arguments to reopen Perarivalan’s case
The Supreme Court said the multi-agency probe into the “larger conspiracy” behind the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has not made much headway and seems to be “endless”.
✔ In a first, Modi takes seaplane from the Sabarmati to visit Ambaji temple
A special jetty was constructed to facilitate the Prime Minister’s boarding from the river.
✔ Rahul Gandhi ‘confident of winning Gujarat polls’
Mr. Gandhi addressed his first press conference in Ahmedabad after being elected Congress president unopposed.
✔ Sharad Yadav moves Delhi HC against disqualification from Rajya Sabha
Mr. Yadav and another MP Ali Anwar were disqualified from the Rajya Sabha on December 4.
✔ Vijay Mallya extradition hearing: CBI’s role lights up arguments
Discussion over CBI special director Rakesh Asthana’s appointment and role took place as he sat in the courtroom, giving yet another dramatic flourish to the hearing.
✔ Inflation accelerates to 15-month high of 4.88% in November
The inflation, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), was at 3.58% in October.
✔ India vs Sri Lanka: Hurt and embarrassed, India seek revenge in Mohali
Sri Lanka have a golden opportunity to seal the series after ending a 12-match losing streak.