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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Gujarat Assembly Passes Controversial Anti-Terror Bill ....

After failing to get Presidential assent for its anti-terror bill thrice, the Assembly on Tuesday passed by majority vote the controversial Gujarat Control of terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill in a new form.

The GUJCOC Bill, which is on the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), was rejected in 2004 and 2008 by the then President AJP Abdul Kalam and Pratibha Patil respectively, who had suggested some amendments in the provisions related to telephone interception and confession made before police officer being considered as evidence in court.
After its passage for the third time in the State Assembly without any changes, the Bill is still pending for clearance from the President.
The Bill was today passed by a majority vote amid stiff resistance from Opposition Congress, which walked out of the House over its controversial provisions.
The state government re-introduced the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime (GUJCOC) Bill in the Assembly after renaming it. The bill, however, has retained the controversial provisions.
The contentious provisions of the Bill include admissibility of evidence collected through telephonic interception and confession made before police officer as evidence in court.
The Bill was introduced in the House by Minister of State for Home Rajnikant Patel, after which a long debate took place on it, in which Opposition Congress demanded removal of controversial sections like telephonic interceptions, confessions made before some police officer as evidence and time limit of 180 days for filing of chargesheet.
At the end of the discussion, Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela and Shaktisinh Gohil insisted that the controversial provisions should be dropped as per the suggestions of past Presidents when they rejected the Bill.
However, Patel said that the provisions of this Bill are in favour of the nation, the people of this country and it allows us to take action against traitors and refused to drop those sections.
Subsequently, Congress walked out of the House.
Later, the Bill was passed by majority vote in the State Assembly.
Section 14 of the Bill says, "Notwithstanding anything contained in the code or in any other law which is in force, the evidence collected through the interception of wire, electronic or oral communication under the provisions of any other law shall be admissible as evidence against the accused in the court during the trial of the case."
According to Section 16 of the Bill, accused's statement before a police officer, not below the rank of Superintendent of police, will be treated as an evidence.
While, Section 20 (2) (b) says stipulated time to complete probe and file the chargesheet can be exceeded to 180 days (six months) from the current stipulated time of 90 days.
Another controversial provision under the bill is section 20 (4), which reads "no accused person in this act shall be released on bail or on his own bond unless the public prosecutor has been given an opportunity to oppose the application, the special court is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that accused is not guilty of such offence and that he is not likely to commit any offence while on bail."
The cases under the act can be tried only in a special courts set up for this purpose.
Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil objected to the provisions of the Bill and said that some of them are even unconstitutional.
He told the House that the provision of confession before a police officer is contradictory with Indian Evidence Act as according to Section 164 of CrPC and Indian Evidence Act, a statement before the magistrate can only be considered as an evidence.
On the provision of not releasing an accused on bail, Gohil said the provision is unconstitutional which deprives the right of an accused to get released on bail on his own bond.
However, the government justified the provisions in the Bill by saying that existing legal frame work like the penal and procedural laws and adjudicatory system have been found to be rather inadequate to curb or control the menace of organised crime.
"It is therefore considered necessary to enact a special law with stringent and deterrent provisions," the state government said in the objectives of the Bill.
About the provision of telephonic interceptions, the 'Statement of Objects and Reasons' in the Bill states that this is necessary in these times where organised criminal syndicates make extensive use of wire and oral communication.
It says that the interception of such communication to obtain evidence is inevitable and an indispensable aid for the law enforcement.
Former president APJ Abdul Kalam had in 2004 raised objections over Section 14 (telephonic interception as evidence) and returned the bill to the government led by the then chief minister Narendra Modi, asking it to remove the clause.
Later in 2008, the Bill was passed after deleting the clause related to interception of communication, as per the suggestion of Kalam.
However, then President Pratibha Patil rejected it and suggested some more amendments. One of them was to eliminate the provision which allows admissibility of confession made before a police officer in the court as evidence.
However, ignoring the suggestion, the state government had once again passed the bill in 2009 for the third time and sent it for President's approval.
The old Bill is still pending with the President.

But the ruling BJP hopes that as the NDA government is in power at the Centre, the new Bill is sure to pass the test there.

Monday, 30 March 2015

India will Do best possible to Evacuate Indians From Yemen....

Concerned over the safety of Indians in strife-torn Yemen, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held an inter-ministerial meeting during which it was decided to evacuate at least 400 nationals from Aden by sea routes tonight.
With government's plans to airlift the stranded Indians not materialising in view of attack on the Yemen airport late last night, the sea route option was explored and it was decided that a local ship with the capacity of ferrying 400 passengers will be used to transfer all the Indians in Aden to Djibouti, where they will reach on Tuesday morning.
In Djibouti, the Indian nationals will be assisted by senior diplomats and their return to India will be on two large military transport C-17 Globemaster aircraft.
Announcing government's decision, the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry, Syed Akbaruddin, said that Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh will leave for Djibouti on Tuesday to supervise the evacuation efforts.
Meanwhile, 80 Indians who had left from Yemen on Saturday for Djibouti, have returned to their respective states.
After being granted permission to fly from Sanaa, India had sent two Air India planes. However, because of the attack on the Yemen airport, the planes were at the airport in Muscat.
The meeting, which was attended by the Air Chief and senior officials of the Defence and Shipping ministries as well as aviation, also decided to utilise overseas Indians welfare funds in the region for the evacuation efforts. Asked if the Indian embassy would be shut as was done by many countries, he said as long as "our nationals need assistance, the mission will be there".
Meanwhile, two passenger ships belonging to Lakshadweep administration with the total capacity of 1,500 passengers left for Djibouti port from Kochi this morning to evacuate Indians, the Spokesperson said, adding that the ships will take at least five to seven days to reach their destination.

The government has also pressed into service INS Sumitra, which was in the region, to ensure the safety and security of the ship's passengers from pirates, the Spokesperson said, adding that Indian Navy has also deployed INS Mumbai and INS Turkush. He also ruled out that there was any land option available as of now.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Split with Girlfriend push Germanwings Pilot to crash plane...

Germanwings co-pilot identified as Andreas Lubitz, 27, deliberately flew the jet with 150 onboard into the French Alps. It appeared that he wanted to destroy the aircraft, officials investigating the case said.
Germanwings Flight 9525 was reprogrammed to change the plane's altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet, according to Flightradar24, a website that tracks aviation data.      
German police searched Lubitz’s apartment in Dusseldorf on Thursday looking for clues what his “motivation might have been if he did indeed bring the plane down," police spokesman Markus Niesczery said.    

The police said that they made significant discovery at the pilot’s house, adding that it maybe a “clue” on what happened to the fateful aircraft.
German detectives also raided a house in Montabaur, a town 40 miles from Bonn, that Lubitz reportedly shared with his parents.

Lubitz was suffering from a “personal life crisis”, according to a report in The Times, London. German newspaper Bild reported that he had split with his girlfriend recently.
It has also emerged that Lubitz was forced to postpone his pilot training in 2008 because of mental health problems, with a friend saying he was “in depression”, The Daily Mail reports.
Mother of one of his former classmates told the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeinethat Lubitz had confessed to her daughter a few years ago that his timeout during training was because of "a burnout, a depression."
Police official checking Co-pilot House..
 Airline bosses confirmed that the pilot had taken several months off, according to the report.
Sources tell The Times that Lubitz was listed not fit for flying during his training at Lufthansa Flight School because he was undergoing psychological treatment for a year and a half. In his file at the German federal aviation agency, a note said that he had to undergo special medical check-ups regularly, Bild reports.   
However, Lufthansa claimed that Lubitz had undergone intensive training. He "was 100 per cent fit to fly without any caveats", said Carsten Spohr, the head of Lufthansa, the German carrier that owns Germanwings.
Chilling final moments of the flight revealed by French prosecutors that Lubitz locked out his captain Patrick S, as the latter headed out of the cockpit to apparently answer nature’s call.

Minutes before the crash, the captain is heard desperately trying to force his way back into the cockpit and passengers are heard screaming. But even in the final moments as the sounds of terrified passengers filled the plane, Lubitz is heard audibly breathing as an alarm warned of imminent collision, The New York Times reported. 

Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Germanwings Co-Pilot Intentionally send Plane to Hell! Know Abt Him...

French prosecutor said that the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320 locked his captain out of the cockpit before deliberately crashing into a mountain to ‘destroy the plane’.
He revealed that the pilot, which is now being held responsible for the death of 150 people onboard, is Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen.
The information released by authorities investigating the crash about the co-pilot has been sparse, but here’s what we know about Lubitz.

1. Lubitz was a 28-year-old from Montabaur, a town in the district seat of the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and lived with his parents.
2. He began working for Germanwings in September 2013 and had 630 hours of flight experience.
3. Lubitz was registered as a member of a private flight club, LSC Westerwald, and was an avid runner who often took part in local races.
4. His Facebook page lists his interests as aviation and music.
5. Minutes before the plane crashed, Lubitz “was breathing normally, it wasn't the breathing of someone who was struggling”.

6. He was not known to have terrorism links or extremist links.

Police Arrested 2 in 74 yr old Nun Rape case.....

Police investigating the rape of an elderly nun in the Indian state of West Bengal have made their first arrest, more than 12 days after the crime.
Several men were earlier detained by the police for questioning, but no-one had been arrested so far.The incident caused outrage in India and led to street protests in many cities across the country.
Six alleged attackers were caught on CCTV as they burgled the convent before raping the 74-year-old woman. The images, from the Convent of Jesus and Mary, were released by police who offered a reward of 100,000 rupees ($1,500; £1,000) for any information.
The man was arrested in Mumbai and has been taken to Kolkata (Calcutta), the capital of West Bengal, senior police official Rajeev Kumar told BBC Hindi.
He identified the arrested man as Mohammad Salim Sheikh but refused to say whether he was one of the men were caught on camera.
The attackers ransacked the convent school in Ranaghat town on 14 March and stole money before raping the nun in the convent itself.
The men also stole money from the school, vandalised the chapel, broke open the tabernacle and took away the ciborium, the sacred vessel used during Mass.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed "deep concern" over the attack and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee promised swift and strong action against those involved.
In recent months, there have been several attacks in India on churches and Christian institutions, leading to insecurity among the community.
But it is not clear whether the assault on the convent was sectarian.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

As militants forwarded, India issues advisory asking citizens to leave Yemen ...

This is what the External Affairs Ministry advisory said today: "India nationals living in Yemen should consider voluntarily leaving the country at the earliest. The government of India had on January issued an advisory to all Indian nationals in Yemen; we would like to reiterate that security in Yemen is fragile. We urge and advice Indian nationals who are resident in Yemen to consider leaving Yemen on a voluntary basis by earliest available commercial flights." 

India issues advisory for Indians in Yemen. There are 3500 Indians in strife-torn Yemen. This morning, Yemen's embattled president fled his Aden home for an undisclosed location as Shiite rebels neared his last refuge. The situation in Yemen remains murky, with Houthi militants claiming capture of in the southern seaport of Aden, President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's stronghold. 

This is India's third advisory asking its citizens to leave the country. In January, the External Affairs Ministry in its travel advisory said, "Our nationals in Yemen are advised to avoid conflict areas and to remain in contact with our Embassy in Sana'a for necessary advice and updated information on the evolving security situation."

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Germanwings Airbus A320 has crashed in France ... Read the Top 5 Last year Plane Crashes..

A Germanwings Airbus A320 has crashed in French Alps near the Digne region in France. The airliner was flying from Barcelona, Spain, to German city of Dusseldorf when it disappeared from the radars in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in southern France. The French transport minister says that it is unlikely that there are any survivors. 
The Top Five Air Crashes of Last year which stun the Industry.. 

Details - The aircraft operating from from Surabaya to Singapore, crashed into the JavaSea during bad weather, killing all 155 passengers and seven crew on board. Two days after the crash, debris from the aircraft and human remains were found floating in the Java Sea. 
Details - The HESA IrAn-140 (an Antonov An-140 built under license) crashes shortly after takeoff from Mehrabad International Airport, Iran, killing 39 of the 48 people on board. 

Details - Forty-eight people died when the Tawainese ATR-72 plane, carrying 54 passengers and four crew to the island of Penghu, crashed into stormy seas during a short flight. It made an abortive attempt to land before crashing on a second attempt.
Details- Pro-Russian rebels are widely accused of shooting down the Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, using a surface-to-air missile near Grabove in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, 193 of them Dutch.  Obviously, they denied responsibility.

Details - There is absolutely no clue whatsoever over what happened with this Boeing 777 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board ever since it disappeared from radar over the Gulf of Thailand. Despite vast effort, notably in the hostile South Indian Ocean, to date no debris of any kind has been found from the flight.

read more...........

Monday, 23 March 2015

Modi tour to Punjab on Shaheed Diwas (National Martyrs Memorial Day)........

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to freedom fighters and martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and visited the historic Golden Temple on a day-long visit to Punjab.
Soon after his arrival, Modi went straight to Hussainiwala in Ferozepur district by a helicopter where he paid tributes to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at the National Martyrs Memorial on the anniversary of their martyrdom.
He later visited the Jallianwala Bagh memorial and paid floral tributes at the memorial, where British troops opened fire and killed hundreds of unarmed Indians in April 1919. He stopped by the Martyr's Well which stands testimony to the brutal killing of people, many of whom had no way to save themselves but to jump in it.

The prime minister ended his day-long visit to Punjab by spending about 40 minutes at the Golden Temple. This was his first visit to the complex after becoming prime minister. Modi undertook the ‘parikrama’ of the Harmandir Sahib and paid obeisance in the sanctum sanctorum, where he was offered a 'Siropa' (robe of honour) by the priest.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Wao!! LALU'S Rashtriya Janta Dal Office At ITO Paying Rent of Rs 333 Per Month...

Get Rent at Prime location in Delhi at Rs 333 only.....

If you are Congress Bhakt (follower) you can get office in delhi's prime location at rs 333 only. Lalu's Party grand headquarters at the prime ITO area in the national capital, Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal continues to occupy an office in VP House at a meagre rent of Rs 333 per month.
In a Right To Information response, directorate of estate under the urban development ministry has said, "A double suite No 13, VP House, has been allotted to Rashtriya Janata Dal on May 23, 2001 which was occupied by them on June 1, 2001. The double suite was allotted on a monthly rent of Rs 333."
Rabri Bhavan at Deen Dayal Updahyay Marg near the ITO area..

The party has built a three-storeyed headquarters Rabri Bhavan at Deen Dayal Updahyay Marg near the ITO area. The foundation stone of the building was laid in 2008 and was completed in 2010.
It is significant that the MoUD (ministry of urban development) recently issued eviction notice to the Congress because of huge four acre plot allotted to the party in New Delhi for building its headquarters. Such double standard even in respect of different political parties in continuing with government-accommodation is not proper.

Buildings on land already provided by governments to political parties should be taken over by respective governments in case of split in a political party.

Divisions-after divisions in the Congress left its one time headquarters at 7 Jantar Mantar Road (New Delhi) in very bad condition. Rashtriya Janata Dal president even named building built on land provided by Union government in New Delhi after his wife, with building not used for years after its construction.

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Friday, 20 March 2015

Raising Safety issue Train got Accident killing more than 35 people...

Helpline numbers: Bachhravan-09794845621, Dehradun-0135-2624002,  Lucknow-09794830973, Varanasi-9542-2503814, Pratapgarh-0534-2223830, Rae Bareli-0535-2211224, Haridwar-0134-226477, 226479, Barelly-0581-2558161, 2558162

Again train safety & track issue has been raised.....At least 35 people were killed and about 150 others injured on Friday when the engine and two adjoining coaches of the Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express derailed near Bachrawan Railway Station in this district.
Coming from Dehradun, the Janta Express train was heading for Varanasi, when the engine jumped the rails and its first two coaches, packed with passengers, collapsed, leaving 80 persons trapped, railway officials told the media.
Top railway and state government officials reached the site two hours after the mishap. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha were reportedly on their way to Bachhrawan.
The rescue operations concluded around 4 pm, with Divisional Railway Manager A K Lahoti declaring, “All bodies have been extricated as well as the injured passengers have been rescued from the mangled coaches. We will also shortly clear the tracks to restore traffic on the Lucknow-Varanasi section of the northern railway.” 
The accident occurred around 9.10 am. With a number of passengers strapped inside the first coach behind the engine, loud cries and wails of the survivors could be heard. The police had a tough time controlling local villagers, who rushed to the spot. 
“Around 30 bodies pulled out from the door, while the remaining were extricated only after cutting the thick steel of the first coach,” the official said. “The brunt of the accident was faced by passengers in the first coach, which was a general unreserved compartment, while those in the second coach suffered minor injuries,” the official said.
Meanwhile,  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced an ex gratia relief of Rs 2,00,000 to  the next of kin of each of those killed and Rs 50,000 to each of the seriously injured and Rs 20,000 to those with minor injuries.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Sonam Kapoor now Admited to Kokilaben hospital for Swine Flu Treatment..

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who has been tested positive for swine flu, was today flown to Mumbai by an air-ambulance from a private hospital here. She was being treated at the Sterling hospital for swine flu infection has been taken to Mumbai by an air-ambulance.
Sonam Kapoor Daughter of Anil Kapoor, was admitted in the hospital on Saturday after she had complained of mild fever, cold and cough, following which test for swine flu was conducted on her. The actress’s mother Sunita Kapoor had come to see her at Rajkot and took her in air ambulance of Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital, sources said.
Kapoor was at Gondal to shoot for Rajshri Production’s upcoming film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ in which she stars opposite actor Salman Khan. Salman and director Sooraj Barjatya are shooting in Gondal near here for the last one week.
Kapoor arrived in Gondal two—three days ago, but had to return to Mumbai as she was suffering from cough. She joined shooting in Gondal yesterday, but had to be admitted in hospital here, they added. She was also admitted to Kokilaben Ambani hospital in Mumbai last month after contacting a respiratory infection.

Rajkot collector Manisha Chandra has said that a team from the district health department had yesterday visited the film’s crew but no tests have been conducted on any other crew member as no influenza—like syndrome was seen in them.
Sonam, is known for her roles in films ‘Delhi—6’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and ‘Dolly Ki Doli.’