Daily Archive: December 7, 2017

11 Ex-MPs Charged in Cash For Query Scam

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Paving the way for a trial, a court here on Thursday framed charges against 11 former MPs in connection with the 2005 cash-for-query case.

Delhi Police has chargesheeted the 11 — Chhatarpal Singh Lodha (BJP), Anna Saheb M.K. Patil (BJP), Pradeep Gandhi (BJP), Suresh Chandel (BJP), Chandra Pratap Singh (BJP), Ram Sewak Singh (Congress), Manoj Kumar (RJD), Narender Kumar Kushwaha (BSP), Lal Chandra Kol (BSP), Y.G. Mahajan (BJP) and Raja Ram Pal (BSP) — for allegedly taking money to ask questions in Parliament.

After the accused pleaded not guilty, Special Judge Kiran Bansal fixed January 12, 2018 to begin the recording of the statement of prosecution witnesses in the case.

The court on August 10 said that prima facie charges dealing with criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act were made out against the accused.

The court has also framed charges against one Ravinder Kumar, while proceedings against one of the accused has been dropped as he has died.

Special Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava alleged that the former Members of Parliament misused their office. They were caught on camera, during a sting operation, seeking money for asking questions in Parliament in what came to be known as cash-for-query scam.

बाबा साहब अनुयायियों ने निकाली कैंडल यात ्रा

बाबा साहब डॉ.भीमराव अम्बेडकर के 62वें महापरिनिर्वाण दिवस पर मानव विकास ट्रस्ट और बीटीएफ के संयुक्त तत्वाधान में बौद्ध स्तूप केयूके से लेकर अम्बेडकर चौक तक कैंडल मार्च निकाला गया।

जिसमें बाबा साहब अनुयायियों ने बढ़-चढक़र भाग लिया। अंबेडकर चौक पर पहुंचकर सभी ने बाबा साहब अम्बेडकर के स्टैच्यू पर माल्यार्पण किया व चौक पर कैंडल जलाई। अनुयाईयों में काफी उत्साह देखा गया।

यात्रा बौद्ध स्तूप से हो कर ब्रहमसरोवर, बिरला मन्दिर, देवी लाल चौक 6वीं पातशाही गुरुद्वारा चौक से होती हुई अम्बेडकर चौक पर पहुंची, जिसमें सैकड़ो अनुयाईयों ने भाग लिया।

इस अवसर पर ट्रस्ट के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष डॉ.ईश्वर, राष्ट्रीय उपाध्यक्ष युगल कर्णवाल, राष्ट्रीय महासचिव प्रवीण बौद्ध, बीटीएफ के संरक्षक धर्मसिंह क्रांति, प्रदेश अध्यक्ष सुनील चमारा, सुनील मिर्जापुर, विक्रम,कमल, दीपक, टोनी पबनावा, संजीव तंवर, सुनील सभरवाल, सत्यवान बाल्मीकि, विजय खानपुर, मुकेश मोर, प्रदीप रंगा, जिन्दों देवी, प्रवीनवती बौद्ध मौजूद रहे।

‘Love Triangle’, Not’Love-Jihad’ Behind Brutal Murder of Man in Rajasthan?

Jaipur, Dec 7: A video showing a man being hacked and later burnt alive in Rajasthan went viral on Thursday. Reports claimed that it was a case of  ‘love jihad. However, a twist has now emerged in the case. According to reports, it was a case of ‘love triangle’ rather than ‘love jihad’.

With the new reports, the case has been labeled as a love-triangle-jealousy one rather than ‘Love-jihad’, like the accused wished people to believe. In the video, the accused is seen announcing that he was saving a girl from the trap of the victim and declared  that ‘all jihadis’ will meet the same fate.

However, India Today reported the accused, Shambhunath Raigar’s act seems like a personal one. It stated that the victim, Mohammed Bhatta Shaikh, who is from West Bengal, was living with a woman with whom Raigar was in relationship with earlier. And contrary to how Raigar wanted to portray the incident,  the whole incident has reportedly nothing to do with any claims of ‘Love jihad’.

The video which went viral shows Raigar repeatedly hitting Shaikh with a plough and then with another sharp equipment. While initially Shaikh pleads for his life, in the later parts of the video he lies on the ground. Raigar, then is seen pouring some flammable on Shaikh and setting him on fire before making his announcement about ‘Love-jihad’.

According to India Today, in a second video, Raigar confessed to the crime and said he is ready to surrender.

‘नीच आदमी’: चौतरफा घिरे अय्यर ने मांगी माफी, हिंदी पर फोड़ा ठीकरा

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी को नीच किस्म का आदमी कहने के बाद निशाने पर आए अब मणिशंकर अय्यर अब बैकफुट पर है. उन्होंने किंतु-परंतु करते हुए आखिर माफी मांग ही ली. खुद कांग्रेस उपाध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी ने अय्यर को माफी मांगने की सलाह दी थी. नीच आदमी पर मचे सियासी बवाल के बाद अय्यर ने सफाई देते हुए कहा कि मैंने नीच शब्द का दूसरा अर्थ समझा था. मेरा इरादा पीएम की जाति को लेकर टिप्पणी करना नहीं था.

मामले के तूल पकड़ने के बाद मणिशंकर ने इसका ठीकरा हिंदी पर फोड़ दिया. अय्यर ने कहा कि मुझे ठीक से हिंदी नहीं आती. मैंने अंग्रेजी के लो (Low) शब्द का अनुवाद नीच में कर लिया. अगर नीच शब्द का मतलब लो बोर्न (निम्न जाति में जन्म) है तो मैं इसके लिए माफी मांगता हूं.

अय्यर ने कहा कि मैं कांग्रेस का साधारण कार्यकर्ता हूं, किसी पद पर भी नहीं हूं. मुझे तो गुजरात में कैंपेन के लिए भी नहीं बुलाया गया. तो फिर मेरे बयान को इतना तूल क्यों दिया जा रहा है.

Delhi airport gears up to tackle fog in winters

Mumbai, Dec 7 (PTI) The Delhi airport, along with stake- holders like airlines, air traffic control and the weather department, has taken a slew of measures for seamless flight operations during foggy conditions, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said.

A new GPS-based navigation system for airside vehicles has been introduced for all the four passenger terminals — T3, T2, T1D and T1C — of the airport to enhance operational efficiency, DIAL, a joint venture company which runs the airport, said.

Foggy conditions in Delhi prevails generally from mid- December till mid-February.

“This year, the spell of foggy condition is expected to start after December 17,” R K Jenamani Director-in-charge of the meteorological department at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) said today.

He was speaking at a media briefing called by DIAL on its preparedness for foggy spells.

“At operational level, it (dealing with fog effectively) talks volumes of our capabilities of operational readiness, emergency preparedness and crises response,” DIAL’s chief executive officer I Prabhakara Rao said.

According to him, the newly-introduced GPS-based navigational system will help in effective guidance of aircraft during dense fog.

The airport operator said besides ensuring availability of flight information display system, it would display weather-related information at Master Antenna Televisions at the terminals and provide regular updates to passengers and visitors on expected departure and arrival time of flights during fog.

Along with this, two additional help desks have been set up at the terminals’ entrances, where information on cancellations and delays will be provided, it said.

“Three runways — 28, 29 and 11 — at the IGI Airport are certified for CAT III B operations, which would allow landing of the compliant aircraft with visibility as low as 50 metres,” Rao said.

Re-commissioning of Terminal 2, from where budget carrier GoAir is carrying out its operations, will serve as a big help for Terminal 1, he said.

The facilities available at T3, T2 and T1D for foggy conditions are aimed at providing the passengers with timely information and offer them all possible amenities, the company said.