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Staying within their hotel premises a day after the conclusion of the second Test in Centurion, the Indian cricket team - shattered by the series defeat here in South Africa - spent time either locked in intense team meetings or one-on-ones with skipper Virat Kohli for the better part of Thursday.
In his column for TOI, former India captain Kris Srikkanth singled out India's meek batting at Centurion, which barring skipper Virat Kohli's 153 left the tourists struggling to play catch-up with South Africa.
India is a step away from gate-crashing into the super exclusive club of countries with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with the successful "first pre-induction trial" of Agni-V that, with a range of over 5,000km, brings all of Asia and China within its nuclear strike capability.
The bench led by CJI Dipak Misra reminded the governments of their constitutional obligation to protect right to free speech and expression by controlling law and order problems that could arise because of opposition to screening of the film by fringe groups.
The CJI is in no mood to call the media to publicly acknowledge the grievances aired by the four seniors as sources said it would amount to admitting that he was in the wrong. The CJI believes he strictly followed the beaten track in assigning cases.
The Centre will need to assure the Supreme Court that data collected under Aadhaar is fully protected and cannot be misused to ensure its ambitious scheme passes muster. The apex court on Thursday asked what is the nature of the safeguard to prevent sale of information by private operators.
Senior advcate Indira Jaising said live telecast of court proceedings in cases of national importance would "improve public understanding of law, adherence to law and have an educative value furthering the principle of 'open justice'".
Another Islamic State (IS) operative from the state engaged in extremist activities, has been killed in Syria, claimed cops.
A court has directed issuance of arrest warrant against defaulter businessman Vijay Mallya and 18 others in the Kingfisher Airlines case, on a complaint filed by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country and India "have some understanding" should India decide to unilaterally carry out combative action across the Line of Control against UN-designated terrorists, a statement that is indicative of an endorsement of India's right to defend itself.
The head of the US military's Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region on Thursday and urged countries in the area to build capabilities and work together to ensure free and open seas.
An India-born doctor was on Thursday sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women patients at his UK surgery between 2008 and 2015.