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The Delhi government has advised the high court to recruit 100 judges for ensuring "speedy justice" especially for women, Law Minister Somnath Bharti said Thursday. "In our meeting with the chief justice of Delhi High Court, we requested him to recruit 100 judges for various courts in the capital so that speedy justice can be ensured and especially in women (related) cases," Bharti said, after he and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid a courtesy call Wednesday on Chief Justice N.V. Ramana at his residence. The Indian deputy consul whose arrest and strip-search in New York touched off a diplomatic spat between the U.S. and India has been indicted, but she's already been given immunity and has left the country, the prosecutor said Thursday. A federal grand jury charged Devyani Khobragade with visa fraud and making a false statement for allegedly providing bogus information to get papers for a housekeeper she wanted to bring from India to the U.S. In a letter to the court, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said there was no need to schedule an arraignment. Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown has rejected a plea deal in a misdemeanor assault case stemming from an altercation outside a Washington hotel, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Brown is charged with breaking the nose of a 20-year-old Maryland man who tried to get a picture with him in October. His bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, faces the same charge. Prosecutor Nicholas Cannon told Judge Yvonne Williams he still was compiling evidence against Brown. In 2009, Brown was sentenced to five years' probation, community labor and domestic violence counseling after assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna. Italian Raffaele Sollecito was not a "puppy" who committed murder out of love for U.S. student Amanda Knox, his lawyer argued Thursday in her concluding defense to charges the pair murdered 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in 2007. The guilty verdicts were overturned on appeal, but Italy's highest court rejected that decision last...