Apart from bureaucrats who had criticised the sentencing of former Coal Secretary Harish Chandra Gupta to two years of imprisonment in the coal block case under the Prevention of Corruption Act, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court DK Garg has also spoken out against the sentencing of Gupta.
In conversation with News World India, advocate Garg said that since Gupta has not been alleged of favouring anybody or accepting bribes but was only accused of omitting information passed on to a committee, the Prevention of Corruption Act is not correct to be applied on Gupta.
Garg continued that based on the responsibilities assigned to him, Harish Chandra Gupta made his decision and if court refuses bureaucrats the rights to take decisions on their own discretion then the development of the country will be impacted.
On May 22, Delhi's special CBI court sentenced Harish Chandra Gupta to two years in the case of allocating coal blocks to Kamal Spong and Steel Power Limited.
The largest and most modern steel plant in the state of Odisha, the 6 million tonne integrated steel plant of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) was dedicated to the nation by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday.
Adding that good days are ahead, the Chief Minister said the JSPL plant will boost the industrialisation in the State and play an important role in development. The integrated plant will give direct employment to 30,000 people and indirect employment to one lakh people.
“Industries will help develop the financial condition of the State. My vision is to create 30 lakh additional employment by 2025 to bring prosperity to the people. What we are witnessing today is yet another step towards that vision,” he said.
At the event, which was presided over by Chairperson of OP Jindal Group Savitri Jindal, JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal said that when he was 20 years old, his father OP Jindal and late Biju Patnaik had dreamt of setting up one million tonne capacity steel plant in the State. “Today, the Chief Minister and myself have together fulfilled their dream,” he said.
JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal said that the plant was set up at an investment of Rs 33,000 crore and would play a significant role in the development of the state. He continued, that the plant was unique in many spheres and that some of its components are largest either in the world or in the country, besides being one of the most modern plants.
According to Naveen Jindal, the Steel production at Angul would be around 1.5 lakh tonnes next month, 2 lakh tonnes in July and 3 lakh tonnes per month from October this year, he said adding that from March, 2018 the production would touch 4 lakh tonnnes per month.
JSPL had signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government in 2005 to build the mega steel plant, which will enhance JSPL's overall capacity of steel production to 10.75 mtpa and make Odisha the fourth largest steel maker in India....
The holy month of Ramadan occurs on the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar Calender and is observed by the Muslims all over the world as a month of fasting to commemorate the revelation of holy Quran to Prophet Mohammad.
The month includes intensive obligatory fasting or 'Fardh' from sunrise to sunset.
On this holy day, here are five interesting facts about Ramadan:
Ramadan is based on a Pagan festival that celebrated the 'Moon God' from moon rise to moon set. It was later adapted by Prophet Muhammad to be from sunrise to sunset.
Apart from food and liquid, a person is also expected to abstain from sexual intercourse, sinful behaviour, false speech and fighting.
There are loopholes in fasting that include illness, travelling and pregnancy and the kids who haven't attained puberty.
Shias and Sunnis break their fast at different time. While Sunnis break their fast as soon as the sun sets, Shias wait for the last rays of light to vanish from the sky.
Charity is an important part of Ramadan and includes Zakat, which is mandatory giving and Sadqa, which is voluntary.
A recent viral video reveals another shocking incident from Uttar Pradesh, where 2 women are being molested by 12-14 boys in broad daylight as the women plead to be let go.
The boys molested the women in UP's Rampur district and filmed the entire incident, later posting it on social media. In the video, the boys laugh and make jokes while manhandling and molesting the girls who keep begging to be spared.
The accused have been identified and police have made one arrest while the investigation is underway.
The new BJP government in UP, helmed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, set up an 'Anti-Romeo' squad to check eve-teasing and violence against women in the state, however based on recent incidences of violence, the UP Police have not significantly improved law and order situation in the state.
In the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack on May 22, British intelligence has identified that at least 23,000 jihadist extremists are living in the country and can pose a threat as terrorist attackers.
The details were released after the security forces faced criticism on failing to prevent the Manchester attack which left 22 killed and 59 injured in the blasts that took place after the concert of pop singer Ariana Grande.
The report states that from the total 23,000 extremists, around 3,000 pose an active threat and are under investigation in 500 separate operations led by police and intelligence services.
The remaining are categorised as posing a "residual risk" and have already faced investigations.
On Saturday morning, Britain Prime Minister Theresa May downgraded the terror threat in Britain from "critical" to "severe" but said that deployed troops will remain on the streets till Monday....
One terrorist was killed on Sunday along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Nang Tikri area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir as the Army foiled an infiltration bid.
"An infiltration bid was foiled along the LoC in Poonch," an army spokesman said, adding, "One terrorist was killed in the anti-infiltration operation."
The latest infiltration attempt comes a day after the top Huzbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was killed in an encounter in Kashmir....
FIR Filed Against Jharkhand BJP Chief's Son Munna Marandi For Sexual Harassment Case
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July 1 , 2016 , 11:40 IST
[caption id="attachment_15739" align="aligncenter" width="700"] An FIR has been filed against Jharkhand BJP President Tala Marandi's son Munna Marandi for sexually exploiting a girl for over two years and marrying another girl, a minor, this week.[/caption]
An FIR has been filed against Jharkhand BJP President Tala Marandi's son Munna Marandi for sexually exploiting a girl for over two years and marrying another girl, a minor, this week.
A girl has filed a complaint at a court in Godda district on Thursday that Munna exploited her sexually for two years while promising to marry her, and then went back on his word.
She said Munna befriended her, gifted her a mobile phone so that they could remain in touch, used her sexually, and then agreed to marry someone else.
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She said she filed the complaint after she learnt about Munna's planned marriage.
Munna's marriage was reportedly solemnised on Tuesday -- allegedly with a girl who is only 11 years old. The minimum legal age for a girl to marry is 18.
The girl alleging sexual exploitation also approached the Jharkhand Women Commission on Wednesday. The commission's Chairperson Mahua Manjhi assured her that her complaint will be acted upon.
Sources in the commission said that a notice could also be served on Tala Marandi for allegedly getting his son to marry a minor girl.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das cancelled his scheduled appearance at the wedding reception in Godda on Wednesday despite the fact that he was in the district on that day.
Das did that to avoid controversy, sources in the Chief Minister Office said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which rules the state, has so far been silent on the issue.
The opposition parties have demanded an enquiry into the entire episode.
"The BJP should sack the state president and fair probe should be instituted to investigate the allegations of sexual exploitation and marriage with a minor girl," Alok Dubey, General Secretary of Jharkhand unit of the Congress, told IANS.
A Santhal tribal leader, Tala Marandi was appointed the president of the Jharkhand unit of the BJP last month.
He represents Borio Assembly constituency in Sahibganj district.