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SC notice to Advani, Joshi, UmaA file photo of BJP leaders LK Advani and MM Joshi.
Babri Masjid demolition case

SC notice to Advani, Joshi, Uma

31 Mar 2015 | 4:22 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tursday issued notice on a fresh petition against the discharge of BJP leaders LK Advani, Uma Bharti and MM Joshi and Governor Kalyan Singh in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

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R Sedhuraman

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 31

The Supreme Court on Tursday issued notice on a fresh petition against the discharge of BJP leaders LK Advani, Uma Bharti and MM Joshi and Governor Kalyan Singh in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu asked the leaders to file their response and posted the next hearing after four weeks.

The petitioner, Haji Mehboob Ahmed, was a litigant in the Ayodhya mandir/masjid title dispute.

The CBI has also challenged the discharge of 13 persons, including the BJP leaders, by the trial court in April 2001.

The Allahabad HC has upheld their discharge.

The SC said it would hear the pleas of the CBI and the new petitioner, both on merit and the question of delay in challenging the clean chit to the accused.

The other accused discharged in the case include VHP leaders Vinay Khattiyar, Ashok Singhal and Giriraj Kishore.

The Babri Masjid was demolished on December 6, 1992, by a frenzied mob of 'kar sevaks' comprising mainly the VHP and Bajrang Dal activists.

Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister, while Kalyan Singh was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh at that time.

Six bodies recovered from landslides in J&K; toll rises to 16

Six bodies recovered from landslides in J&K; toll rises to 16

31 Mar 2015 | 5:54 PM

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: Six bodies were recovered on Tuesday morning in Budgam district taking the death toll to 16 in Jammu and Kashmir as several areas of the Valley and parts of Jammu were in deluge caused by heavy rain over the weekend.

Japan seeks deeper ties with India in security, defence

Japan seeks deeper ties with India in security, defence

31 Mar 2015 | 3:35 PM

NEW DELHI: Amid increasing Chinese assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan on Tuesday sought enhanced cooperation with India in defence and security sector including in the field of maritime security.

Seven killed in road mishap in Haryana

Seven killed in road mishap in Haryana

31 Mar 2015 | 2:32 PM

AMBALA: Seven persons, including two students and five college lecturer of SRM Institute of Engineering and Technology, were killed and 19 others injured, when the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck near Rajpur village on Saha-Shahzadpur road in Ambala district on Tuesday.

No reservation for Jat docs either: SCOBC quota

No reservation for Jat docs either: SC

31 Mar 2015 | 5:38 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said its earlier order quashing reservation for Jats would also be applicable to all admission processes already underway.

Female foeticide: Indian American woman jailed for 20 years

Female foeticide: Indian American woman jailed for 20 years

31 Mar 2015 | 5:01 PM

WASHINGTON: An Indian American woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following her conviction last month for of female foeticide.

Gujarat Anti-Terror Bill passed

31 Mar 2015 | 3:43 PM

GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday passed by a majority vote the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill which allows police to intercept and record telephonic conversations and submit them in court as evidence.

Australian green lobby drags Adani group to courtCarmichael Coal mine project

Australian green lobby drags Adani group to court

31 Mar 2015 | 2:11 PM

MELBOURNE: An Australian environmental lobby on Tuesday dragged Adani group in the land court of Queensland, objecting to the Indian mining giant's 16.5 billion dollars Carmichael Coal mine project in the coal-rich state on the ground that it would endanger biodiversity in the region.

Met warns of more rain in North; farmers’ woes pile up

Met warns of more rain in North; farmers’ woes pile up

31 Mar 2015 | 12:45 PM

NEW DELHI: Rains and thunderstorms lashed Jammu and Kashmir and several places across the country in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and coastal and Kerala.

MSP formula

Treat farmer as skilled worker: Central panel

31 Mar 2015 | 12:45 PM

CHANDIGARH: A committee set up to examine the methodological issues in fixing the minimum support price (MSP) by the Union Government has submitted its report recommending drastic measures to improve the price-fixing mechanism of the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP).

HC earns SC ire for reducing jail term in road accident case

31 Mar 2015 | 1:56 AM

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today ruled that awarding adequate jail term was necessary in road accident cases to check the growing tendency of rash driving and the resultant casualties, besides ensuring overall justice. Sentence should not be substituted with compensation.


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CITY FOCUS

NoSGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar (seated) in Amritsar on Monday. photo: vishal kumar

Rs 993-cr SGPC budget focuses on education, propagation

31 Mar 2015 | 1:50 AM

AMRITSAR: The SGPC today presented its budget of Rs 993.23 crore for the fiscal year 2015-16 with focus on the propagation of religion, promoting education and construction of more ‘sarais’ (inns). The budget amount is around 10 per cent higher as compared to last year’s budget of Rs 905 crore.

Couple killed in mishap in Punjab

31 Mar 2015 | 3:19 PM

MOGA: A couple was killed when a sand-laden truck overturned and fell on their shanty at Baghapurana here, police said today.

No funds, medical bills worth crores pending

31 Mar 2015 | 1:49 AM

FAZILKA: A large number of pensioners and employees have not been reimbursed their medical bills worth crores of rupees for the last so many years in Fazilka district.

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SC rejects plea for enhanced compensation

SC rejects plea for enhanced compensation

31 Mar 2015 | 4:39 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Haryana government to deduct only 30 per cent from the compensation to be paid to the farmers as development charges for the land acquired in Harsuru and Garouli villages in Gurgaon district in January 2006.

Opposition stages walkout from J&K Assembly over flood relief operations

Opposition stages walkout from J&K Assembly over flood relief operations

31 Mar 2015 | 4:21 PM

JAMMU: The members of opposition National Conference and Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Legislative Assembly accusing the government of "undue delay" in rescue operations in the wake of recent floods in the Valley.

EU to ban owners from scrapping ships on South Asian beaches

EU to ban owners from scrapping ships on South Asian beaches

31 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM

BRUSSELS: European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia - at great human and environmental cost - will still be hard to stop.

Indian wines sparkle at Italian show

Indian wines sparkle at Italian show

31 Mar 2015 | 2:46 PM

VERONA: A selection of the best Sula Wines and Indivine by Fratelli Wines from India were on view at the just-concluded Vinitaly 2015 international wine exposition at this northern Italian town.

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Kohli steady at 4th, Dhawan rises to 6th in ICC rankings

31 Mar 2015 | 10:03 AM

DUBAI: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued today.

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Vettori says goodbye to cricket, ends ODI career

31 Mar 2015 | 11:09 AM

AUCKLAND: Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, the most capped ODI player for New Zealand, today bid adieu to the 50-over format, completely ending an 18-year career in the game during which he won plaudits for being an inspiring leader.

India name 18-member women's team for Hawke's Bay Cup hockey

31 Mar 2015 | 2:51 PM

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday named a 18-member women's hockey team to be led by midfielder Ritu Rani for the Hawke's Bay Cup to be played in New Zealand from the April 11th to 19.

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LIFE+STYLE
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