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Top news of the day: Nirbhaya case convicts to be hanged on January 22, Delhi Police file FIR against JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, and more

Nirbhaya’s mother with lawyers outside the Patiala House Courts complex in New Delhi on January 7, 2020 after a court issued death warrants against four convicts in the case.

Nirbhaya’s mother with lawyers outside the Patiala House Courts complex in New Delhi on January 7, 2020 after a court issued death warrants against four convicts in the case.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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All 4 Nirbhaya case convicts to be hanged on January 22

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora issued the death warrants for convicts Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan Gupta on a plea by the victim’s parents to expedite their execution.

FIR against JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, 19 others for attacking security guards

Complaint says the students allegedly entered Communication and Information Services office by ‘breaking’ a glass door and damaged fibre optic cables, servers and biometric devices. | Leave past behind, return to campus: JNU VC to students | No BJP worker can incite violence: Union Minister Nityanand Rai on JNU attack | JNU violence: Protesters in Mumbai shifted from Gateway to Azad Maidan

Solidarity statement from scholars abroad condemning attack on JNU students and faculty

The statement garnered 8747 signatories, which included a wide range of scholars, writers, and members of civil society from all over the world

 

ABVP, NSUI members clash in Ahmedabad, many injured

The NSUI tried to hold a protest outside the ABVP office to protest against the violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University. In the clash that followed, NSUI general secretary Nikhil Savani was injured. He was profusely bleeding and was rushed to hospital.

Submit report on ‘police aggression’ in AMU in one month, NHRC told

The narration of facts in petition certainly demands a probe, says Allahabad HC.

12,000 tonne onion imported so far, offered to States at ₹49-58/kg for retail sale: Paswan

To boost domestic supply and contain price rise, the government is importing onion through State-owned MMTC and also facilitating private imports.

Many killed in stampede at funeral of Iran commander Qasem Soleimani

Iran’s ISNA news agency said the burial of Soleimani had been postponed, but did not say how long any delay would last. | Iran designates U.S. forces ‘terrorists’ for killing general

GDP growth rate for 2019-20 estimated at 5% as against 6.8% in 2018-19: govt data

The decline has been mainly on account of deceleration in manufacturing sector growth.

Govt plans to cut spending by ₹2 lakh crore to curb deficit

Lack of demand and weak corporate earnings growth in the economy led to lagging tax collections which has resulted in a revenue shortfall of about ₹2.5 lakh crore.

Supreme Court to hear on January 10 Tata Sons plea challenging NCLAT decision restoring Cyrus Mistry as chairman

The apex court website showed the plea is to be listed before a three-judge Bench comprising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant.

Facebook to remove deepfake videos in run-up to 2020 U.S. election

Facebook said this policy does not extend to content that is parody or satire, or video that has been edited solely to omit or change the order of words.

Tendulkar urges ICC to refrain from ‘tinkering’ with the Test format

The fifth day brings with it, turn, bounce and the unevenness of the surface, says the master blaster.

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