Monday 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.
The 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.
New 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.
For 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.
Immediately on arrival Sasikala entered the court hall that has been set up in the central jail premises in Bengaluru.
AIADMK 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.