#Breaking : Supreme Court says a child cannot be kept in jail, Top 10 headlines

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Supreme Court says a child cannot be kept in jail

“Even if bail is not granted, the child cannot be kept in jail or police lockup and has to be kept in an observation home or place of safety”, said the Supreme Court, adding that juvenile justice boards are not meant to be “silent spectators.”

Feeling tortured, says Rajasthan Speaker on ruckus in House

It was a stormy day in the Rajasthan Assembly on Wednesday with bits of paper flying. Such was the situation that Speaker C.P. Joshi had to stand up and say, “I am feeling tortured of holding the Chair.”

National Anthem to be sung in Maha colleges from Feb. 19

Maharashtra Higher Education Minister Uday Samant on Wednesday said that singing the National Anthem will now be compulsory in all colleges from February 19, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Lashkar founder Hafiz Saeed sent to jail for five years 

Just ahead of the FATF review, founder and patron of the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed, was convicted in terror funding cases and sent to jail for five-and-a-half years by a Pakistani court on Wednesday.

Bhim Army chief calls for Feb 23 shut down against SC verdict

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Wednesday called for a Bharat Bandh on February 23 against the Supreme Court’s verdict on reservation in promotions.

nCoV: Rahul urges ‘timely action’, gets slammed by MoS Health

Amid continuous rise of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the government for not taking the China virus threat seriously.

Nirbhaya case: Convict entitled to legal aid

Observing that any condemned convict is entitled to avail legal aid till his last breath, a Delhi court on Wednesday gave a death-row convict in Nirbhaya rape and murder case liberty to choose his own counsel after his lawyer refused to represent him in the matter.

SC judge recuses from hearing plea challenging Omar detention

Supreme Court judge Justice M.M. Shantanagoudar on Wednesday recused himself from hearing a petition filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot challenging the detention of her brother and former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act.

Coronavirus: Nagaland home department orders ban on hunting

In view of the spread of novel coronavirus in China and the World Health Organisation declaring it a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the Home Department of Nagaland has directed the Principal Secretary and Commissioner of Nagaland and all Deputy Commissioners to issue orders to all village councils in their district to ban the hunting of wild animals in their areas.

ICC ODI rankings: Jasprit Bumrah loses No.1 spot, Virat Kohli stays on top despite horror run in New Zealand

ICC ODI Rankings: Jasprit Bumrah, who bowled 30 overs in the ODI series vs New Zealand without any success, has dropped to the 2nd spot while Virat Kohli has held on to the top spot despite the poor returns with the bat.

Modi to flag off IRCTC’s 3rd train Kashi Mahakal Express

After successfully running two Tejas Express trains between New Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad, the IRCTC is all set to launch its third such service – Kashi Mahakal Express – between Varanasi and Indore on February 16, officials said on Wednesday. The train will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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