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Democracy advocate Jimmy Lai, holding a book, arrives at Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong. The court on Tuesday denied bail for government critic and newspaper publisher Lai who is facing charges under a sweeping new national security law.

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JIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands at a hearing at the district court in Jerusalem. Netanyahu appeared in a Jerusalem courtroom to respond formally to corruption charges just weeks before national elections in which he hopes to extend his 12-year rule.

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In this image made from video provided by the Babuskinsky District Court, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage during a hearing on his charges for defamation, in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia.

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BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur arrives at the special NIA court in connection with the Malegaon blast case, in Mumbai.

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Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha congratulates Justice Pankaj Mithal after administering him oath as the Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, in Jammu.

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Former South African President Jacob Zuma, laughs as he waits for the state capture hearings to get underway in Johannesburg. Zuma is appearing before a state commission investigating serious allegations of corruption during his tenure as head of state between 2009 and 2018.

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett walks back after a break on Capitol Hill to continue her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Retired German tennis player Boris Becker, foreground, arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, after being declared bankrupt and accused of not complying with obligations to disclose information. Becker is being prosecuted by the Insolvency Service.

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A court has sentenced Najib to serve 12 years in prison after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that brought down his government two years ago.

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Swapna Suresh (in black), one of the two accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, arrives for a medical check-up at Ernakulam Government General Hospital, in Kochi. Two accused in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, were today sent to five-day custody of the Customs Department by a Kochi court.

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, wearing a face mask with his supporters arrives at courthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Najib arrived for a verdict in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund.

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Amber Heard arrives at the High Court, in London. Amber Heard started Monday to give evidence at the High Court in London as part of Johnny Depp’s libel case against The Sun over allegations of domestic violence during the couple's relationship.

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Actor Johnny Depp, second right, leaves the High Court in London.

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Actress Amber Heard, center, leaves the High Court in London. Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a haymaker punch during an altercation near the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of domestic abuse. The Hollywood star is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a wife-beater.

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Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh arrives to appear before a special CBI court in connection with the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case, in Lucknow.

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Acharya Dharmendra Dev arrives to present himself at a special court in connection with Babri Masjid demolition case, in Lucknow.

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Philonise Floyd, a brother of George Floyd, reacts as he describes the pain of losing his brother as he testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed changes to police practices and accountability on Capitol Hill, in Washington.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari along with CM Uddhav Thackeray and new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Dipankar Datta during the swearing-in ceremony at Rajbhavan in Mumbai.

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New Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Dipankar Datta wearing face mask amid COVID-19 outbreak sits along with his family members during his oath ceremony at Rajbhavan in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari (L) and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray being thermally scanned in the view of COVID-19 outbreak as they arrive for the swearing-in ceremony of the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Dipankar Datta, at Rajbhavan in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (L) greets the newly sworn-in Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Dipankar Datta during his oath ceremony at Rajbhavan in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari (C) and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (L) with the newly sworn-in Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Dipankar Datta (R) at the latter's oath ceremony at Rajbhavan in Mumbai.

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Justice Biswanath Somadder takes oath as the ninth Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, in Shillong

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Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal (L) administers the oath of office to to Justice Mohammad Rafiq (R) as the new Chief Justice of the High Court of Odisha, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Bhubaneswar

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Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Ravi Shankar Jha administers the oath of office to Justice S Muralidhar (R) as Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, in Chandigarh

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Nirbhaya's parents along with Advocate Jitendra Kumar Jha leave from Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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Nirbhaya's mother leaves from Patiala House Court, in New Delhi.

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Advocates during farewell party of Justice S Muralidhar after announcement of his transfer to Punjab and Haryana High Court, at Delhi High Court in New Delhi. Muralidhar received a communication from Chief Justice of India SA Bobde on a recommendation made by the Collegium for his transfer to Punjab and Haryana High court on Feb. 17, 2020.

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Delhi police personnel take suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain into custody after Delhi Court rejected his plea to surrender before it, at Rouse Avenue Court in New Delhi. Hussain is accused of being involved in the killing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer Ankit Sharma (26), who was found dead in a drain near his home in northeast Delhi's riot-hit area.

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Former Assam Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Guwahati (ABOCWWB) chairman Gautam Baruah comes out of a special court after a hearing related to misappropriation of board funds, in Guwahati.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with CJI SA Bobde during a meeting with the foreign and Indian judges, at the International Judicial Conference 2020, in New Delhi.

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Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad (C) being taken to a special CBI court to record his statement in fodder scam cases, in Ranchi. Lalu is an accused in the cases.

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Mother of Nirbhaya case victim is seen outside Patiala House Court in New Delhi. The court reserved its order on issuing of death warrants against four death row convicts in the sensational 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

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A 19 year-old British woman, center, that was found guilty of making up claims she was raped by up to 12 Israelis arrives at Famagusta District Court for sentencing. The woman was found guilty on a charge of public mischief which carries a maximum 1,700 euro fine and one year in jail. The woman insists she was raped and was coerced by investigators to retract her claim.

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JuD chief Hafiz Saeed being produced at a court in Lahore.

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In this file photo, expelled BJP MLA and accused in the Unnao rape case Kuldeep Singh Sengar is taken to Tihar jail after being produced Tis Hazari court, in New Delhi. Delhi court convicts Sengar for kidnapping and rape of minor girl in Unnao in 2017.

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Nirbhaya rape case victim's mother outside the Patiala House Court in New Delhi. The four convicts in the case, who are on death-row, are being produced in the court through video-conferencing.

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JuD chief Hafiz Saeed being produced in ATC Lahore.

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Sri Ram Sene Chief Pramod Muthalik arrives at the District Court for Datta Peeta case final judgement, in Chikmagalur.

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President Ram Nath Kovind (3R), Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu (3L), Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2R), Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bodbe (2R), former CJI Ranjan Gogoi(L) and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (R) pose for a group photograph at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi

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Former Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, is greeted by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the oath-taking ceremony of Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI), at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.

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Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde signs on a register after taking oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. Justice Bobde will have a tenure of around 17 months and would demit office on April 23, 2021.

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President Ram Nath Kovind administers the oath of office to Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde after he was appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. Justice Bobde will have a tenure of around 17 months and would demit office on April 23, 2021.

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Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde is greeted by the dignitaries as his mother (L) looks on after he took oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. Justice Bobde will have a tenure of around 17 months and would demit office on April 23, 2021.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on as Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde is greeted by the dignitaries after he took oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi

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Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu administers the oath of office to newly-appointed Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Ravi Ranjan, at Governor House in Ranchi.

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Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi being sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Tripura High Court by Governor Ramesh Bais at Raj Bhawan in Agartala

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Outgoing Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi with CJI-designate Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde during his farewell function at the Supreme Court in New Delhi

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Outgoing Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi being presented a memento by CJI-designate Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and other dignitaries during his farewell function at the Supreme Court in New Delhi

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CJI-designate Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde leaves the Supreme Court after the farewell function of Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi in New Delhi

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets Justice Sanjay Karol after taking oath as the 43rd Chief Justice of Patna High Court at Rajbhawan, in Patna

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Independent MLA from Mokama Anant Singh produced in a Civil court in connection with the recovery of an AK-47 from his residence, in Patna.

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Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi administers the oath of office to Justice Ajay Lamba as the Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court during a swearing-in ceremony, at Raj Bhawan in Guwahati.

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Media personnel outside the District Court during a hearing on the Pehlu Khan mob lynching case, in Alwar.

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Expelled BJP MLA and accused in the Unnao rape case Kuldeep Singh Sengar is being taken to Tihar jail after being produced Tis Hazari court, in New Delhi.

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Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein arrives after lunch at The High Court in London. A dispute between the ruler of Dubai and his estranged wife over the welfare of their two young children will play out over the next two days in a London courtroom amid reports the princess has fled the Gulf emirate.

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Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein leaves The High Court in London. A dispute between the ruler of Dubai and his estranged wife over the welfare of their two young children will play out over the next two days in a London courtroom amid reports the princess has fled the Gulf emirate.

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Dinu Bogha Solanki, former BJP MP, who was convicted by Ahmedabad CBI Court in connection with the murder case of RTI activist Amit Jethwa, being escorted by police as they leave the court premises, in Ahmedabad.

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The founder of South Indian food chain 'Saravana Bhavan' P Rajagopal arrives to surrender before a sessions court to serve a life term, in Chennai. The Supreme Court declined to entertain a plea of Rajagopal, who was seeking more time on medical grounds to surrender for serving life imprisonment in a murder case.

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Former law minister and founder-chairperson of the ICADR, Hans Raj Bhardwaj

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The ICADR building in New Delhi’s Vasant Kunj

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S Nalini, a life convict in the case of the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi arrives at Madras High Court, in Chennai. The Madras High Court granted Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict S Nalini, 30 days ordinary leave to make arrangements for her daughter's wedding.

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MDMK General Secretary Vaiko at the special court, in Chennai. Vaiko was convicted of sedition by a special court in Chennai for a speech he made in 2009 against the Union government and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves Sewri court in Mumbai. Gandhi will face trial after pleading not guilty in a defamation case filed by an RSS worker. Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora is also seen.

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Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings and dances after addressing supporters outside the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

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A supporter for former South African President Jacob Zuma, holds up replica gun outside the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Zuma appeared at the High Court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

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Narayan Sai is escorted by the police at the District and Sessions Court in Surat. The court sentenced Narayan Sai, the son of rape convict Asaram, to life imprisonment.

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Waoranis and leader Nemonte Nenquimo leave a courthouse after a judged ruled in their favor in a lawsuit filed against the Ministry of Non-Renewable Natural Resources for opening up oil concessions on their ancestral land, in Puyo, Ecuador. The Amazon tribe has won an early court victory in its fight to stop oil extraction in its ancestral territory. A judge in a provincial court determined that the Waorani people have a right to be consulted before any oil drilling takes place.

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Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi arrives for a hearing on a defamation case filed against Congress President Rahul Gandhi at Civil court, in Patna.

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Patna High Court Chief Justice AP Sahi poses for a group photo with the four permanent judges of the court after administering oath to them, in Patna.

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A cow was produced before a local court in Jodhpur, in connection with a dispute over its ownership, in Rajasthan.

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Chief Justice Delhi High Court Rajendra Menon with other High Court judges during the inauguration of Rouse Avenue Court Complex, in New Delhi.

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Uttar Pradesh Congress Chief Raj Babbar, senior party leaders MP'S Madhusudan Mistry, Nirmal Khatri, Pradeep Kumar Jain and Pramod Tiwari arrive to appear before a special court in connection with a case filed against them, in Prayagraj (Allahabad).

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Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentary candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi arrives to appear before a special court in connection with a case filed against her, in Prayagraj (Allahabad).

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Journalists gather outside court after Indian diamond tycoon Nirav Modi was denied bail at Westminster Magistrates Court in London.

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AugustaWestland accused Sushen Mohan Gupta waits after being produced by Enforcement Directorate (ED) at Patiala House court, in New Delhi.

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AgustaWestland scam accused Rajiv Saxena leaves Patiala Court, in New Delhi.

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R. Kelly walks out of Cook County Jail with his defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, after posting $100,000 bail, in Chicago. The R&B star walked out of a Chicago jail after posting $100,000 bail that will allow him to go free while awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused four people dating back to 1998, including three underage girls.

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CPI-M leader Brinda Karat appears in the CJM court in connection with a case of 2005, in Ranchi.

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Senior journalist Priya Ramani outside the Patiala House Court after getting bail in a defamation case filed by former Union Minister M J Akbar, in New Delhi.

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Former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran leaves after appearing before a special court in connection with the CBI cases against him and his elder brother Kalanithi Maran for setting up of “illegal” telephone exchanges, at Madras High Court premises in Chennai.

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National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) chief Ranjan Daimary, convicted in the 2008 Assam serial bomb blasts case, being taken to the special CBI court to hear the quantum of punishment, in Guwahati. Daimary and nine others were sentenced to life imprisonment by the court.

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National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Vivek Doval arrives at Patiala House Court, in New Delhi.

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Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at the court in Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. The Juventus forward arrived in a black van, walked up some stairs leading to the court house and stopped to sign an autograph. The charges stem from his days at Real Madrid.

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National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Vivek Doval comes out of Patiala House Court after filing a criminal defamation complaint against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, in New Delhi.

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National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Vivek Doval arrives at Patiala House Court, in New Delhi.

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Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrives to appear in a court in Karachi, Pakistan. The Pakistani court has extended temporary bail for Zardari and his sister in a multimillion-dollar money laundering case amid increasing political turmoil.

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Congress leader Sajjan Kumar (seated in middle), who was awarded life sentence by Delhi High Court in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, along with his lawyers arrives to surrender in Karkardooma Court in New Delhi.

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Karti Chidambaram reacts before his supporters as he leaves Patiala House Courts after appearing in INX case, in New Delhi, Tuesday, March 06, 2018.

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Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi with son Tejashwi Yadav appears at Patiala House Court in relation to IRCTC tender scam case, in New Delhi.

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Noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan come out after the Supreme Court's verdict on Rafale issue, in New Delhi.

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Lawyer and BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli reacts before the media after the Supreme Court's verdict on Rafale issue, in New Delhi.

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F1 Force India team boss Vijay Mallya arrives for a hearing for his extradition case at Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Mallya, the United Breweries Group chairman and co-owner of the Force India F1 team, is wanted in India to face fraud allegations.

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Rapper Cardi B, center, arrives at Queens County Criminal Court, in New York. The platinum-selling hip hop star is scheduled to appear in court on charges related to a brawl at a New York strip club.

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Michel Christian, the alleged middleman in the multi-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, after being produced at a CBI court in Patiala House Courts, New Delhi.

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Former Bihar minister Manju Verma, an accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, being produced in a court, in Begusarai.

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Kim Sung-joo, bottom center, a forced labor, speaks after the Supreme Court's ruling in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's top court ordered a Japanese company to compensate 10 Koreans for forced labor during Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.

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A view of the National Herald House in New Delhi. The Delhi High court reserved its order on Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), (owner of National Herald newspaper)'s plea challenging Centre's decision which had cancelled its lease and ordered it to vacate the building on grounds of violation of lease clauses.

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Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari reacts while talking to the media at the Supreme Court after he was acquitted in a sealing case, in New Delhi.

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