GN Bureau | January 4, 2013
The sixth accused in the Delhi gangrape case has been left out of the police chargesheet since he is still a minor — he would become an adult in five months. Under present law, the juvenile could be free in a few months even if he gets the maximum three-year sentence. If he is held guilty after turning 18, he can't be kept in a correction home. But in this case, where the nature of crime committed was so gruesome, should he be let off in a few months?
It has been a year without the Missile Man of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The former president passed away on July 27, 2015 after he suffered a massive cardiac attack while delivering a lecture at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong. Replugging:
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