Day: September 6, 2019

Wakf activists to file writ plea in High Court over inaction

first_imgKarwan: The Wakf activists who have been protesting against the on-going ‘illegal constructions’ at Toli Masjid decided to file a writ petition against the encroachers. Meanwhile, the Archaeology Department, which had already asked the local SHO to file an FIR against the encroachers at the historic mosque about five days ago, is pondering over ways to initiate action against the official for not following the directions. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us According to sources, the State Archeology Department had officially asked the local SHO on June 21 to register an FIR against the land grabbers within the compound of the Quli Qutub Shah period mosque on the Karwan Road. But, instead of filing an FIR against the culprits, the local police station booked cases against the protesting activists. On Monday, when the official from the department questioned the negligence on the part of the official, he failed to oblige and the higher officials of the department took up the matter with the senior police officials. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us Meanwhile, the protesting activists who knocked on the doors of State Archaeology Department have now decided to file a writ petition against the inaction of the cop in question. “The president of the mosque committee, whose term was over in the previous year, is minting money by selling away the land and undermining the court orders. While on the other hand, false cases are being lodged against those who are protesting over the developments,” said Osman Bin Mohammed Al-Hajri, the Congress leader and president of Deccan Wakf Properties Protection Society. Advertise With Us Dharna at Haj House While holding a protest near Haj House, former opposition leader in Council and Congress senior leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir alleged that the TRS Government has failed to protect Wakf properties in Telangana State. After submitting a memorandum to TS Wakf Board Chairman Mohammed Saleem, Shabbir Ali said the chairman had given an assurance that since the term of present managing committee ended in December 2018, Toli Masjid and its 27 acres of property would be taken under the direct management of Wakf Board. The chairman also assured to demolish all illegal structures and restore the encroached land. Shabbir Ali was accompanied by former MP and CPI leaders Aziz Pasha, Md Ghouse, Osman Al-Hajri and others.last_img read more

Read FullRead Full

Issue of steep air fares raised in Lok Sabha

first_imgNew Delhi: Members of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Thursday flagged the issue of steep air fares especially during natural calamities like cyclones and riots. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, BJD MP Pinaki Misra said during the Jat riots in Haryana in 2016, the Delhi-Chandigarh fare shot up to Rs 90,000. The same was the case when Cyclone Fani hit Odisha last month. Also Read – Chinmayanand case: Woman tells Supreme Court she wants to stay in Delhi Advertise With Us Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said airlines set their fares in different segments. Opposition members, including those from the Congress, TMC and DMK protested over the reply of the minister. “Are you trying to justifying predatory pricing?” members said continuing their protest. The minister, in response, said he be allowed to complete his answer, which could satisfy queries of members. The din, however, continued.last_img read more

Read FullRead Full

CBI court convicts former Gujarat BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki in

first_imgAhmedabad: A Special Court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here on Saturday convicted former Gujarat BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki in the murder of RTI activist Amit Jethva. The court also convicted six others in the case. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on July 11. Jethva was shot dead outside the Gujarat High Court on July 20, 2010, by two assailants. Jethva had through RTI queries, exposed illegal mining in the Gir forests allegedly involving the former parliamentarian. Gir forests are the only abode of the Asiatic Lion. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Special CBI judge K.M. Dave convicted the seven accused, including Solanki, a former Lok Sabha member from Junagadh constituency in the Saurashtra region. Solanki was charge-sheeted by the CBI as the key conspirator in the murder of the RTI activist. The CBI established that Jethva was killed at Solanki’s behest because he brought to light the illegal mining activities, involving the MP, in the prohibited areas of the Gir forest. The findings were based mainly on call data records (CDR). Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The murder case was earlier investigated by Ahmedabad Detection Crime Branch (DCB), which had chargesheeted six persons — Shiva Solanki, a nephew of Dinu Solanki, Shailesh Pandya, Bahadursinh Vadher, Panchan G. Desai, Sanjay Chauhan and Udaji Thakore. But the DCB gave a clean chit to all the accused. Jethva’s father, Bhikhabhai Jethva, had then moved the Gujarat High Court and filed a petition seeking a fair probe by the CBI into the investigation. Advertise With Us After more than 100 out of the total 195 witnesses turned hostile, the Supreme Court ordered a re-investigation in the high profile case. CBI Judge Dave twice sought security cover for himself and his family as he was presiding over the sensational murder case. Even Bhikhabhai Jethva had sought protection, but Justice S.H. Vohra of the Gujarat High Court had disposed off the petition ruling that this was not required.last_img read more

Read FullRead Full

Hyderabad Cricket Association Annual General Body Meeting held

first_imgUppal: Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) was held in Uppal Stadium on Sunday. A total of 211 club members attended the meeting. Justice MN Rao was elected ombudsman and VS Sampath was elected Returning Officer. G Vivek Venkata Swamy was elected HCA representative. HCA election is likely to be held in September. CK Naidu Sports Club Committee extended support to former cricketer Ambati Rayudu. They said he retired as he was disappointed for not being taken into the World Cup team.last_img

Read FullRead Full

Azam Khan apologises for remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi

first_imgNew Delhi: Samajwadi Party member Azam Khan on Monday apologised in Lok Sabha for his remarks against BJP member Rama Devi. As soon as Lok Sabha met after the weekend break, Speaker Om Birla allowed Khan to speak in the House. “I have been an MLA for nine times, a minister several times, a Rajya Sabha member too. I was a parliamentary Affairs Minister too. I know legislative procedures,” he said. Also Read – HC declines protection to Shivakumar from arrest Advertise With Us “However, if my words hurt anyone, I hereby apologise,” he said. The speaker said members should be careful in uttering words and maintain decorum so that no such incident takes place in the future. Azam’s remarks to Devi when she was in the Chair during a discussion on the triple talaq bill on Thursday last were slammed as double-meaning, malicious, utterly condemnable and a blot on all legislators by ministers and MPs in Lok Sabha.last_img read more

Read FullRead Full

Stone laid for Rs59 cr works at RSVP

first_imgTirupati: The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has laid the foundation stone for Rs.59.08 crore development works at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP) on Wednesday. The works include RS.29.5 crore for new hostel block with 166 rooms and to cater to the needs of 500 students. A five-storeyed additional classroom building will also come up with a cost of Rs.27.26 crores. It will have 29 lecture halls and four conference halls. Also Read – A mother abandoned newborn baby girl in Chirala Advertise With Us A sewerage treatment plant is being set up with Rs.2.32 crores to cater to horticulture needs of the Vidyapeetha. Chancellor N Gopala Swamy, Vice-Chancellor Prof V Muralidhara Sharma, Tirupati MP B Durgaprasada Rao, Registrar Prof GSR Krishna Murthy and others were present. The Minister has also inaugurated two new departments and week-long Sanskrit celebrations. The new departments will be performing arts and translation.last_img read more

Read FullRead Full