A special CBI court is to frame charges against senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharati in connection with their alleged role in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992.
All three leaders accused of criminal conspiracy will be facing the court in Lucknow after the court rejected the plea made by their consul to exempt Advani, Joshi and Bharati from a personal appearance.
The Supreme Court had directed a special CBI court in Lucknow to hold daily hearings on the Babri Masjid demolition case and to wrap up the proceedings within 2 years.
Charges would also be framed against Sadhwi Ritambhara, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Vinay Katiyar, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Vishnu Hari Dalmia, Mahant Ram Vilas Vedanti, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Baikunth Lal Sharma, Dharm Das, Champat Rai Bansal and Shiv Sena's Satish Pradhan on Tuesday.
All the accused are facing charges of conspiring to bring down the Babri Masjid....
More than 9 lakh chemists across India have gone on strike protesting against stringent regulations on the sale of medicines and the reduction of the margins of retailers. The day-long strike comes after the chemists served advanced notice to the government on May 27 putting forward their concerns and demands.
Despite intervention from the health ministry on Monday evening, the chemists proceeded with their strike. However, president of the Retail Distributers Chemists Association Sandeep Nangia assured that emergency service pharmacies in and around hospitals will remain open.
"We have been putting across our concerns for very long. The government refused to listen to us all this while and did not even give us an appointment. Now, just hours before the strike they called us. We cannot call off the strike on such short notice and without any assurance," Times of India quoted Nangia as saying.
The nationwide one-day strike has been called by the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), which represents 9 lakh chemists from across the country. During the strike, the organisation will be conducting demonstrations at Jantar Mantar.
Currently the retailers' margin is fixed at 16% which has led to the drug retailers demanding a hike as they feel the margin is inadequate since the government and regulators expect chemists to maintain quality infrastructure which includes air conditioning etc....
Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Best FIFA footballer of the year award in 2017, despite the fine performances of his rival Lionel Messi, according to Brazilian legend Ronaldo."This year I would choose Cristiano Ronaldo to win it," Ronaldo, a three-time recipient of football's highest individual honour, was quoted as saying by Fox Sports on Sunday."In the past two years he has been decisive. His statistics can't be ignored," the former FC Barcelona and Real Madrid star striker added.Cristiano Ronaldo, a four-time winner of the FIFA player of the year award, has scored 40 goals and provided 12 assists in 45 matches for Real Madrid in the 2016-17 season, reports Xinhua news agency.Meanwhile, Messi -- who has received the honour five times -- has scored 54 goals and provided 19 assists in 52 matches.Real Madrid won the title of the Spanish La Liga and will play Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday. Barcelona, meanwhile, won the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa del Rey."I love watching Messi with the ball at his feet," Ronaldo said. "He scores goals and everything else. Both players are fantastic but it's a cruel comparison. Both players deserve respect," he concluded.Ronaldo also revealed that if it was not for his arguments over his weight with then Real Madrid head coach Fabio Capello, he would have stayed longer than five years at the Spanish capital giants."I didn't want to leave. I started to have a lot of problems with Capello. If I was 100 grams overweight, he would take me out of the team," Ronaldo said."I am tolerant, I want to understand other points of view. But with him, I just couldn't," the two-time World Cup winner who has scored 83 league goals in 127 games for the Spanish capital giants between 2002 and 2007 before moving to AC Milan, added."I understand his position as the manager, but sometimes in football, 100 or 200 grams doesn't make the difference. It's about what you actually do, and he didn't see what I actually did, what I...
China on Monday asked India to be "cautious" and exercise "restraint" over building infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh, days after Prime Narendra Modi launched the country's longest bridge linking Assam with the state claimed by Beijing."We hope India adopts a cautious and restrained attitude on the issue before the final settlement of the border issue with China to jointly control disputes, safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas," the Chinese Foreign Ministry told IANS."China's position on the eastern section of the Sino-Indian border areas is consistent and clear," a statement in Chinese said.Modi last week opened the country's longest bridge over Brahmaputra river that connects Assam's easternmost region with Arunachal Pradesh, claimed and dubbed by China as South Tibet."China and India should resolve territorial disputes through negotiations and consultations between the two countries," the Foreign Ministry said.China and India have a dragging border dispute.The 9.2 km Dhola-Sadiya bridge will cut the distance and travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by 165 km and five hours.Analysts say the bridge will ensure swift movement of Indian troops in Arunachal Pradesh, which, therefore, will bolster India's defence along the China border.China and India fought a brief war in 1962 when the Chinese entered Arunachal Pradesh and unilaterally declared a ceasefire after withdrawing to the McMahon Line.Since then Indian and Chinese troops have had several skirmishes.China has long been building infrastructure along the border unlike India, which, experts say, avoided building roads in the region, fearing a repeat of the 1962 war when the People's Liberation Army troops entered Assam....
Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur was last seen on the big screen opposite Akshay Kumar in the superhit Airlift and since then has been busy with American TV series Wayward Pines.
However, it's not all work and no play for Nimrat, who was recently spotted at the birthday bash of filmmaker Karan Johar, alongside her 'favourite Khan'. Nimrat later shared a pic on Instagram of her and her buddy and it is... Sara Ali Khan! The daughter of chote Nawab Saif Ali Khan and his first wife, former actress Amrita Singh.
Sara Ali Khan is preparing for her big Bollywood launch, which reportedly will happen by none other than Karan Johar.
At his birthday party, the birthday boy Karan made sure to introduce Sara to the Bollywood fraternity, the same way he had introduced Alia Bhatt ahead of her launch in Student of The Year.
Nimrat shared a collage of two pics featuring her and Sara, one at the gym, where they are reportedly good buddies, and one from Karan's birthday party:
Keeping it classy by day and night. Photo and idea courtesy - my fav Khan ! ????????????????#gameonpoint #beforeandafterashower #workhardtoplayharder #howweroll
A post shared by Nimrat Kaur (@nimratofficial) on May 27, 2017 at 3:30am PDT
Residents of Gujarat's Vadodara city, which was recently adjudged as the 10th cleanest city in India created a new Guinness world record on Sunday of maximum people sweeping the floor at a single venue.
The Vadodara Municipal Corporation Commissioner Vinod Rao said around 5,058 people came together to sweep the bridge connecting Akota with Dandia bazaar, an area spread over 1 kilometro.
An additional 50,000 people were at the location witnessing the record being made.
"This unique programme was organised for celebrating the city's inclusion in ten cleanest cities and as part of the commitment to become the cleanest city next year," Rao said to media.
The adjudicator of the Guinness World Records awarded the certificate soon after the event.
"Most people sweeping the floor (single venue) was achieved by Vadodara municipal corporation in Vadodara, Gujarat, and the attempt was witnessed by 50,000 people on May 28, 2017," stated the certificate.
Rao said that the programme was conducted as a tribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'....
I Didn't Need Priyanka To Enhance My Life, I Would Never Leave India: Robert Vadra
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[caption id="attachment_89667" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi , Robert Vadra on Thursday hinted that he will never join politics.[/caption]
The son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi , Robert Vadra on Thursday hinted that he will never join politics.
While speaking exclusively to news agency ANI, Vadra said, "I didn't need my wife Priyanka to enhance my life. I have enough, I have always had enough. My father gave me enough. I have been educated enough to sustain in all types of situations."
Vadra, who is under scanner for his controversies related to land deals with real estate major DLF in Haryana, said, “When I feel that I can work for the people, when I get my calling, that is when I'll think of joining politics,” adding: “You never say never, so let’s see what the future has in store for me.”
He further added, "I am born and brought up here. I would never leave my country even if I am humiliated. No matter what the government says, I have the ability to sustain and to Commenting on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Sonia's son-in-law said, “In business like real estate, many people are upset and they will start voicing their opinions soon enough.”
He also expressed his views on freedom to express opinions in campuses and elsewhere. He said, “I don't say go against the nation. I am a proud Indian and I will abide by the norms but at the same time I have thoughts, I have ideology. I have the right to decide (what is) wrong and right. We can't dictate to the youth. They are our future. We have to listen to them, understand them but we cannot threaten them or intimidate them.”
On the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Vadra commented, “In business like real estate, many people are upset and they will start voicing their opinions soon enough.