Naval war room leak: Dismissal of two officer upheld by SC

navyNew Delhi, Feb 24: The decision to sack two naval officers in connection with the Naval war room leak case was upheld by the Supreme Court of India.
A board of inquiry had found Commander Vijendra Rana and Commander V K Jha guilty of giving out information regarding defence forces to outside agencies.

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Ramnagara Marathon on Feb 26 to create water conservation awareness

maraThe district administration of Ramnagara in Karnataka has decided to conduct a marathon as part of the jalaandolana campaign, an initiative to spread awareness about water conservation and efficient water management.
Ramnagara district has been witnessing very less rainfall in 2016-17 and this has led to severe water crisis.

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UP elections: Understanding Modi’s kabristan remark

modirallyMonday witnessed a high voltage campaign in Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “If you create a kabristan (graveyard) in a village, then a shamshaan (cremation ground) must be created. If you give electricity uninterrupted during Ramzan, then it should be given for Diwali too without a break.

There should be no discrimination, Modi said. What led the prime minister to make such a heavy duty comment? Several pollsters say that the statement indicated a clear shift in the BJP’s strategy. It was aimed at pointing out the pro-minority stand taken by the Samajwadi Party and such a statement will help engineer counter-polarisation, pollsters say.

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Jai de-mockcrazy: Kamal Haasan on TN political drama

kamalThe leader of opposition and DMK’s working president M K Stalin was detained by police along with his party leaders from Marina beach. Hundreds of DMK members joined Stalin in protest as he went on a hunger strike near Gandhi statue in Marina beach. Police, however, detained Stalin and other DMK leaders from the site.
The DMK has launched a state-wide protest against the attack on their leader M K Stalin in the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly following visuals of him being carried away by the marshals were aired on television.

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2005 Delhi blasts: How ELITE Delhi police’s lazy attitude failed the victims

bombdelhiThe judgment in the October, 2005 Delhi serial blasts, acquitting two persons of all charges was nothing short of a shocker. Another was convicted for being a member of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, although no charges against him in the case could be proved. On October 29, 2005, three serial blasts ripped the national capital leaving 67 dead and 100 injured.

For the victims and their kin, this verdict is akin to a slap on the face. But the important thing here is, that the court does not have be blamed, but the Delhi police, which carried out a shoddy, lazy and terrible investigation.

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When its time for Jihad, anti-India forces join hands in the heart of Karachi

terrorist1New Delhi, Feb 17: A report released by a Brussels based thinktank has termed Karachi as the hub of anti-India activities. The report titled, “Pakistan: Stoking the fire in Karachi” was released by the International Crisis Group.

It speaks about how easily jihadi elements are able to carry out their activities right under the nose of the security agencies. Groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad are linked to the madrasas. They enjoy the support of the Pakistan army, the report also states.

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Jaya DA case: Meet B V Acharya, who made sure Sasikala went to jail

acharyaFor senior counsel B V Acharya, the special public prosecutor in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case, it is a job well done. He has battled all odds, stood his ground and ensured that the case of 20 years was taken to its logical conclusion. Acharya’s stint as the SPP in this case was anything but easy.

Brutally honest and straight forward, he was a thorn for the accused. He had to deal with the frustrations of the numerous adjournments and also those chaotic scenes in court. In 2012, he came under immense pressure from the then BJP government in Karnataka to give up either the post of advocate general or SPP.

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Sasikala is Prisoner No. 10711

sasi1Sasikala Natarajan has reached the special court in Bengaluru where she is set to surrender.

Immediately on arrival Sasikala entered the court hall that has been set up in the central jail premises in Bengaluru.

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Watch Sasikala thump Amma’s memorial thrice

sasikalamemoAIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan, who has been convicted by the Supreme Court in the DA case, took an oath at Jayalalitha’s memorial in Chennai’s Marina Beach before she left for Bengaluru to surrender.

While offering floral tibutes the the late leader’s memorial, an emotional Sasikala thumped her palm thrice on the memorial with a stern expression. She paused before the grave with wide eyes and an expression of resolve. She appeared to have vowed to come out stronger.

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Fake Rs 2,000 note: 11 out of 17 security features replicated

2000-jpBengaluru, Feb 13: The fake currency racketeers have managed to replicate 11 out of the 17 security features on the new Rs 2,000 notes.
On February 1, a consignment of fake notes had been seized along the Bangladesh border. Forensic analysis showed that the racketeers had replicated eight out of the 17 security features.

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