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but soon descended into chaos. The Delhi secretariat moved to outside Rail Bhawan the call for the suspension of the policemen metamorphosed into a demand for control over Delhi Police and then even full statehood Within a few hours of starting the protest Kejriwal had proclaimed himself an anarchist and even invited police personnel to join him and demonstrate against the Union home ministry By the evening AAP supporters from across Delhi and even neighbouring Haryana and Uttar Pradesh were knocking on barricades that denied them entry into the Rail Bhawan traffic island where Kejriwal and his cabinet sat until late Monday night Kejriwal called for the protest against the MHA which has refused to suspend four police officers who rejected Law Minister Somnath Bharti’s demands to search and arrest foreigners last week citing the lack of a warrant True to his word Kejriwal his cabinet and AAP legislators set off for North Block the office of Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde They were however stopped by the police from going up Raisina Hill due to prohibitory orders and were stalled at Rail Bhawan which became the venue for their sit-in Flanked by ministers Manish Sisodia Rakhi Birla and Bharti Kejriwal invited policemen themselves to join the dharna “I want to tell all of you that this is your fight as well Apply for leave today and then take off your vardi and join us here tomorrow Paanch-cheh din chutti le lena Agar yeh police commissioner zyaada tang karega toh main dekh loonga (Take leave for 5-6 days If this police commissioner bothers you too much I will deal with him) I am prepared to stay here for 10 days until they listen to our demands” Kejriwal said Their demands however seemed unclear as they switched from one to the other Kejriwal spoke at length on the suspension of the four police officers in connection with three separate incidents of alleged crime in the city “Last week a Danish woman was gangraped There is one rape after another in this city The police keeps saying that we are investigating There needs to be some accountability Someone has to answer for these crimes Tell me should the SHO of the area be suspended or not “A girl was burnt alive and Rakhi Birla asked for justice The SHO did nothing Should the SHO be suspended or not There is a sex-and-drugs racket in Malviya Nagar We demanded that they be caught and the ACP’s and the SHO refused to check There is no sex racket that happens without the police People from the Uganda High Commission came to us and told us that we did the right thing Should all of them be transferred or not” Kejriwal asked However Kejriwal soon seemed be to criticising Delhi Police as a whole “These BJP Congress and media people should tell me what vigilantism is I don’t know what it is If people call me an anarchist then I am an anarchist Where can ministers go Police-walon ne dadagiri macha rakhi hai They take money from auto drivers those that sell their wares on the streets When our mothers and sisters exit their homes they have no security” he said “We are protesting for the security of our women If nothing happens we will teach the Congress such a lesson in the Lok Sabha elections that they will always remember it” he said later in the evening Less than 200 metres away at a press conference at Constitution Club AAP leader Yogendra Yadav changed the issue of the protest – control of the Delhi Police “The Delhi CM holding a protest is an unusual event He has been forced go on a strike on some basic issues The unfolding of events in the last few days show that the main issue concerns what the aam janta of Delhi feels about the Delhi police – how useless and corrupt the Delhi police is “The victims of this attitude of the Delhi Police are the women of Delhi The AAP had said that it will fight to bring the Delhi Police under the Delhi government When all three main political parties have been demanding one thing it is strange that the Delhi CM has to hold demonstrations” Yadav said “The AAP manifesto stated that we would struggle for full statehood for Delhi; bring Delhi Police under Delhi government” Yadav tweeted in the afternoon On Sunday night Kejriwal had asked supporters to stay away from the protest venue But he changed his mind after being stopped at Rail Bhawan “I asked people to stay away because of Republic Day celebrations and the prohibitions because of it But last night I could not sleep at all My soul was not at peace Republic Day isn’t just celebrated by parading tableaux I want everybody to come and join I am prepared to be here for the next ten days and if nothing else happens then it will go on for longer” Kejriwal said As the Delhi Police barricaded the roundabout where Kejriwal and a group of around 500 AAP members sat much larger groups formed outside the barriers with frequent skirmishes with the police Party leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh were involved in a shouting match with police officials who wouldn’t let them in Even senior police officers caught the ire of the supporters with one fight breaking out because volunteers were disallowed from setting up a loudspeaker AAP’s Model Town MLA Akhileshpati Tripathi fainted with supporters claiming that he was attacked Meanwhile the opposition BJP and the Delhi Congress which supports the AAP government from the outside slammed the Kejriwal-led government and its tactics While the BJP accused Kejriwal of treason for asking Delhi Police to shun their duties and join the protest the Congress blamed him and the Delhi government for spreading lawlessness in the city Leader of the opposition Harsh Vardhan also requested the Lieutenant Governor to take cognizance of the the “anarchic” methods of governance by the newly-appointed government Vardhan also criticised the AAP government for not “having a human approach” towards women from other countries “The Delhi government has reminded us of British rule and the Rowlatt Act being enacted without making any declaration Under this act the British used to make their own rules and break them at will and no one could appeal against such acts” said Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely Meanwhile members of the Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress and other women’s organisations held a massive demonstration in front of the police headquarters demanding the arrest of Law Minister Somnath Bharti For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Updated: August 9 2016 8:18 am Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel greet each other after taking charge in Gandhinagar on Monday (Express Photo: Javed Raja) Top News Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday allocated portfolios to his council of ministers After dropping Saurabh Patel from the Cabinet the three key portfolios handled by him — industry finance and energy — have been divided among Rupani Nitin Patel and Chiman Shaparia respectively At the same time Narmada and Kalpsar departments which used to be handled by the chief minister for years have been allocated to Deputy CM Nitin Patel Pradipsinh Jadeja has been made Minister of State for Home a high- profile department The list of allocation of departments was announced by Nitin Patel late in the evening amid speculations that there were some disputes among ministers The deputy CM however blamed the delay on procedural issues like sending the list to the Governor’s office for his approval As per the list Rupani has kept general administration administrative reforms & training industry home mines & minerals ports information & broadcasting science & technology all policies climate change and planning with himself He will also handle other matters not allocated to any minister Nitin Patel has been given responsibility of finance urban development urban housing roads & buildings capital projects (which handles many affairs of Gandhinagar city) Narmada Kalpsar and petrochemicals Allocation of several important portfolios to Nitin Patel appeared to be an attempt to pacify him after Rupani pipped him in the race for CM’s chair Rupani will have Rohit Patel from Anand as his state minister for the departments of industry and mines & minerals He will also be handling finance department as an MoS Cabinet minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama has been allocated revenue education and legislative & parliamentary affairs In the previous government the CM had kept the revenue department Watch Video: What’s making news Tribal leader Ganpat Vasava has been entrusted with the responsibility of tribal development tourism and forests Babu Bokhiria who was agriculture minister in the Anandiben government will now handle the departments of water resources animal husbandry & cow protection fisheries civil aviation and salt industry Responsibility of the agriculture department has been given to Chiman Shaparia Atmaram Parmar Dalit face of the Rupani government has been made minister for social justice & empowerment socially & educationally backward communities welfare and women & child development Earlier social justice & empowerment department was being handled by Ramanlal Vora who has been dropped by Rupani from the new cabinet Jayesh Radadiya son of Patidar strongman and Porbandar MP Vithhal Radadiya who was elevated to the Cabinet rank will be overseeing food security in Gujarat He has been allocated the departments of food civil supplies & consumer affairs cottage industry and printing & stationery Dilip Thakor an OBC leader from north Gujarat who was also elevated to the Cabinet rank will be handling the departments of labour & employment disaster management and pilgrimage development Among ministers of state Pradipsinh Jadeja has got key portfolios of home & energy A strong Amit Shah loyalist Jadeja has also been made MoS with independent charge for police housing border security civil defence jail prohibition & excise law & justice religious places non-resident Gujaratis and protocol Interestingly Shankar Chaudhari an OBC strongman from north Gujarat was expected to get the high-profile portfolio of MoS (Home) He has been allocated the departments of health & family welfare medical education and environment with independent charge He will also be MoS for urban development A total of five state ministers have been given independent charge of various departments Jayanti Kavadiya has retained his earlier position as MoS for panchayat rural housing and rural development with independent charge Nanu Vanani has been made an MoS for water resources with independent charge He will also look after primary & secondary education First-time minister Rajendra Trivedi has got an independent charge of sports youth & cultural Activities as an MoS Trivedi will also be MoS for pilgrimage development Ishwarsinh Patel and Vallabh Kakadiya both MoS have been given independent charge of co-operation and transport respectively Koli strongman Parshottam Solanki has been made MoS for fisheries while Jasha Barad will be MoS for water supply civil aviation and salt industry Bachu Khabad is allocated animal husbandry & cow protection as state minister Jaydrathsinh Parmar is now MoS for roads & buildings and higher & technical education Nirmala Wadhwani the only woman face in the Rupani cabinet has been given the portfolio of MoS for women & child development Keshaji Chauhan will be MoS for socially & educationally backward classes welfare Vallabh Vaghasia on the other hand will now be MoS for agriculture & urban housing Shabdasharan Tadvi a tribal leader is given portfolio of MoS for forests and tribal development For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBangalore | Published: April 8 2014 1:05 am Related News The BJP Monday filed a complaint against Kannada writer U R Ananthamurthy for his personal attacks on Narendra Modi but the Jnanpith awardee continued his tirade against the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate calling him a “political bully” The BJP in its complaint to the Chief Electoral Officer Karnataka claimed that Ananthamurthy “being a government official” violated the model code by campaigning for the Congress “Ananthamurthy is Chancellor of a Central University at Gulbarga It is not fair on his part to campaign for a political party” the BJP said in its plea that sought legal action A group of eight Kannada literary figures led by Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad had called Modi a “dictator” and had supported the Congress party BJP spokesperson Suresh Kumar had accused the writers Ananthamurthy in particular of nursing “blind hatred for Modi’’ The Jnanpith awardee has been “speaking like a Congress spokesperson” on the pretext of freedom of speech the BJP complaint stated On Monday the writer addressing a function said Modi was a “political bully” who browbeat people and made them cowards as he had done with Muslims in Gujarat Last year Ananthamurthy had said he would not want to live in an India where the prime minister is Narendra Modi Though he has admitted his statement may have been exaggerated he has also said that if Modi comes to power it would mark a civilisational shift “Modi wants India to be a lion but as a Gandhian I can tell you that Gandhiji wanted India to be a porcupine” said Ananthamurthy For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBihar elections will be held in five phases beginning October 12 The Election Commission (EC) has done a meticulous balancing act in deciding to hold a five-phase election for Bihar Carefully navigating through the five gazetted holidays and nine restricted holidays spread across October and November the EC has ensured that voting to elect the 243 MLAs for the Bihar Assembly will be completed in a span of 25 days across these two months and the results will be out a good two days before Diwali Since the term of the current Bihar Assembly expires on November 29 the EC had ample time even during November to schedule polling dates However with a heavy festive season in the middle of November weighing heavy on it the poll body had its task cut out In the wake of the constraints and challenges the EC appears to have stuck to a more pragmatic route Watch Video The first phase and second phase of the polls will be held on October 12 and 16 respectively and will steer clear of Dussehra Muharram Maharishi Valmiki’s birthday and Karva Chauth Read Also:Bihar elections to be conducted in 5 phases from Oct 12 counting on Nov 8 While Phase 1 will witness voting for 49 assembly constituencies in 10 districts Phase 2 will see polling for 32 constituencies across six districts So in effect an exact one-third of the seats would have voted even before the festive and holiday season kicks in The date of polling for Phase 3–October 28—has been carefully chosen as well This date will provide authorities around 11 days to move central police forces around the state and by the time Bihar votes on October 28 Dussehra Muharram and Maharishi Valmiki’s birthday would be over and Karva Chauth would still be two days away This phase would see 50 constituencies in six districts go to polls and by the time this phase ends more than half of the seats in the state would have already voted that too in the month of October itself The remaining 112 seats will go to polls in two more phases—Phase 4 on November 1 and Phase 5 on November 5 While 55 assembly constituencies in seven districts will go to polls in Phase 4 the remaining 57 seats spread over nine districts will witness voting on November 5 Here too the EC has ensured that the gap between both Phase 3 and 4 and Phase 4 and 5 is three days giving the entire process a compact nature With an eye on Diwali (November 11) and the much celebrated Chhat festival in the state slated a few days after that the EC has chosen November 8 as the date of counting ensuring that the poll process will be over well before the hectic festival activity kicks Significantly for the first time ever in the country the EC will ensure that photographs of the candidates will be displayed on ballot papers which will be fixed on the ballot unit of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) along with the symbol of the respective candidates This is being done to tackle the malpractice of propping up several candidates with identical names in a bid to confuse the voters Also the EC would be deploying Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in 36 assembly constituencies spread over 34 districts A VVPAT is an equipment connected to the EVM that generates an immediate paper trail once the vote is cast Once generated the paper slip containing the name and symbol of the candidate one has voted for is visible through a glass for seven seconds before being deposited in a compartment within the machine Do you like this story including saying that the FBI paid more than he’ll earn for his remaining years in the position, Using Amazon Pantry, “Owing to the unholy alliance between Congress 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” he says.I am a former minister of Karnataka and we are living in a democratic country, Reddy said when the judge told him to stop making oral submissions and instead file a memo through his counsel The court then extended the judicial remand of Reddy and other accused in the OMC case till September 25 The court also extended the judicial remand of YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and other accused in the disproportionate assets case and Emaar scamafter they were presented before the court through video conference from the Chanchalguda Central Prison As per CBIthe illegal mining by OMCowned by Reddyhad resulted in a loss of Rs 5100 crore to the exchequer For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News One central topic of discussion: whether the field of biology is best advanced by collecting massive data sets or by fostering small lab groups “doing experiments with their own hands,” ScienceInsider could not reach Allen for comment. funding or providing safe havens to such groups for their limited objectives, (Express Photo) Top News The Sub Inspector(SI) of Chandigarh Police, the petitioner who is the Prime Minister’s wife Jashodaben Modi…). e nathi maltu.Wonder what the erstwhile king would think if he saw Ajay, “Humans can’t become parthenogenetic.

"It’s as close to a slam-dunk case as you could ask for.” Bachchan added. To view the details of the workshop and register, ?By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: June 5” the driver said. “Around midnight they took us back in my cab They instructed the women to say they were prostitutes and asked us to hold some packets saying that we were involved in drug business They then filmed everything” he said On June 2 five men — Ajaykumar Kushwaha ( 39) Jeevan Pawar (26) Nadeem Khan (28) Trebor Joseph (27) and Kamlesh Chaudhary (21) — were arrested by Goa police on charges of gangrape kidnapping and robbery According to the driver on June 1 around 7 pm he picked up the victims from outside their hotel The duo wanted to go to Bagha beach En route the cab was stopped by the accused who were posing as policemen “I was driving the vehicle when I saw a few bikes following us in my rear-view mirror I initially ignored them and drove on the left side to give way but they suddenly surrounded my cab” he said “They then claimed they were policemen from the CID and Narcotics Cell of Goa Police and took us to a resort” he said The driver claimed that the accused brutally assaulted them “Suddenly in the middle of the night they brought us down and asked us to get into the cab They then instructed the women to say that they were into flesh trade and I was asked to say that I was ferrying them to their customer” he said “We were then taken back to the room where the assault continued After a while they searched my pockets and took away my wallet There was an ATM card and they withdrew Rs 10000 from it Around 130 am I was allowed to go but warned not to approach the police I was asked to get in touch with the victims’ parents and get Rs 15 lakh as ransom Left with no option I agreed… The victims were then shifted to a resort in Calangute where they were sexually abused” he said However in the morning he lodged a complaint with police The police asked him to tell the accused he had the money and to call them to a location in Calangute One of the accused who was tasked to recce the location was nabbed by police He then helped the police get to his associates For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mythreyee Ramesh | Mumbai | Published: November 15 2016 2:12 am The Bandra-Worli sea link has been made toll-free to ease the troubles of motorists A long queue outside an ATM in Mumbai Source: Pradip Das/Nirmal Harindran Top News When Akshit Talwar took the Ola share service from Saki Naka to Andheri two days after the demonetisation scheme was announced by the government little did he realise that the particular service of the taxi aggregator did not accept payment through e-wallets or debit card facility “I always use my e-wallet to pay for cab services I wasn’t aware that the share service did not accept payment of any kind except cash or Ola money I had to pay Rs 80 for my ride I offered to recharge the driver’s phone explaining my situation due to cash crunch He readily agreed” said Talwar Like Talwar a number of Mumbai citizens are turning to barter or credit or lend-on-trust to get around the cash crunch that has gripped the city “There is a chaiwala who comes to our office every evening While he is always particular about the customers paying him the correct amount of Rs 10 he has been serving us tea on credit since Friday All of us are running out of cash and hope to pay him back this week” said Rachit Gaikwad who works in a startup at Grant Road Watch What Else Is making News Rahul Sinha who lives in Andheri got a haircut and shave on credit from the salon as he too was in a cash crunch due to demonetisation “I realised that they did not have a card facility only after I reached the salon But the owner told me to avail the service and pay him whenever I get cash” said Sinha A tiffin service that provides meal ‘dabas’ for those residing in the suburbs has been accepting the now banned notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination but doesn’t have change to return to its customers The company is simply offering to adjust the remainder with bills that will accrue in the coming week “I mostly serve young professionals or students I understand that they would not have the time to exchange the cash especially when the announcement was made during the time of the month that I collect cash from them I will accept the notes and if necessary make adjustments with the next month’s payments” says the proprietor of the tiffin service While recharging the phone is the most popular among those engaging in a barter exchange offering grocery essentials was another wa” “I was travelling from Andheri to Bandra where my aunt lives While I thought I could pay the auto by borrowing cash from my aunt she did not have cash herself We spoke to the auto driver and he agreed to accept an unopened bag of basmati rice of 1 kg” said Varsha Nair who is studying in Mumbai For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Jaipur | Published: August 14 2017 8:27 pm Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje have extended greetings for the Independence day (Express Archive) Related News Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the Independence Day celebrations in Rajasthan tomorrow All the district SPs have been alerted and asked to ensure foolproof security arrangement in view of the Independence Day a senior official said “Adequate security arrangements are well in place All hotels and public places are being thoroughly checked since the last four days to check any suspicious activity”according to IG Law and order B L Meena Another official said that Quick Reaction Team (QRT) and additional policemen have been deployed in the city including in and around SMS stadium where the state-level independence day function will take place Sensitive areas are being provided additional security Vigil at the Indo-Pak border has also been intensified by the Border Security Force on the Indo-Pak border BSF IG Anil Paliwal said that the BSF men are conducting intense vigil and patrolling along the border area The desert state’s four districts namely Jaisalmer Barmer Bikaner and Sriganganagar share border with Pakistan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and others have extended greetings for the Independence day In her message Raje said that providing equal opportunities to all sections of the society including the backward women poor farmers and labourers will be the real tribute to those freedom fighters who made supreme sacrifices for the independence For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 29 2017 8:34 pm Vinod Verma (centre) was arrested from his residence in Ghaziabad on Friday morning (Source: Express Photo/Prem Nath Pandey) Top News Chhattisgarh journalist Vinod Verma who claimed to possess a sex tape of PWD Minister Rajesh Munat and was arrested on charges of extortion was sent to a three-day police custody on Sunday Verma who was arrested by Chhattisgarh police from his Ghaziabad residence two days ago will be produced before a Raipur court on Tuesday at 11 am The development comes a day after Munat filed a complaint against Verma and state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel accusing them of trying to malign his image by allegedly distributing a “fake” sex CD The case under Section 67(A) of Information Technology Act was registered at Civil Lines Police Station in Raipur On Sunday thewar of words between Congress and the BJP escalated over the Raman Singh Cabinet’s decision to recommend a CBI probe into the incident Among others the state government claimed the CD was the result of an inter-state conspiracy and organised crime ALSO READ:Chhattisgarh PWD Minister on ‘sex CD’ case: CBI probe will unearth ‘political conspiracy’ However Congress has rubbished the allegations and demanded Verma’s immediate release and constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the Supreme Court They also sought the resignation of Munat as PWD minister RELATED REPORT:Vinod Verma arrested: Chhattisgarh govt seeks CBI probe into ‘sex CD’ case Moreover there were clashes between Congress party workers and the police in Raipur during protests against the Raman Singh government though there were no reports of injuries For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top Newssaid,PSAM have successfully executed the first National camp in Pune last year with an overwhelming responsewhich led the Maharasthra State team to win the first championship in September 2008 The upcoming national selection trial will provide our country and Pune a platform to showcase our skills in the first ever Asian Martial Arts Games?said the police.they still have a lot of contact with each other.lower residential density.

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their close connection to NIH annual budgets creates a quandary for policymakers. and a finless porpoise, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Dipankar Ghose | Raipur | Published: December 16, but none of the top leaders were part of it. He was accompanied by a group of AAP leaders, who were killed in Behbal Kalan police firing on October 14.“Years of poor governance have resulted in the present troubles and it is time the system was cleaned up” said Kejriwal “I can feel that Punjab is literally burning the public is taking to the streets and it is high time that the Punjab government takes steps to restore peace and harmony in the state It is painful that the police flouted all rules and killed two persons” he added Share This Article Related Article Earlier in the day Kejriwal visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar and appealed to the people to maintain peace? October 7, 2014 2:33 am Related News President Pranab Mukherjee outlined the agenda for developing the country’s rail sector with a diamond quadrilateral of high-speed trains as its hallmark. who is also the spokesperson for Madhya Pradesh BJP, claimed the film has been made “for the greed of money” and is based on “incorrect history” written by the court poet of Alauddin Khalji “I strongly protest and propose boycotting the movie ‘Padmavati’ I request my well-wishers not to watch this movie It is shameful to make such films for the greed of money” the BJP leader said Speaking to news agency PTI Malviya however underlined that he had made the remarks in individual capacity On being questioned about the language of the post Malviya said “If the film industry crosses its boundaries then it should not be expected that the elected representatives will be within their limits” Meanwhile Congress demanded Malviya’s expulsion from the BJP on the “offensive” post and asked for legal steps to be taken against him Speaking to reporters Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesman Narendra Saluja said “We also consider Rani Padmavati as an idol for Indian women but the BJP MP cannot be justified as he has insulted other women” Padmavati starring Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor has kicked up a row with Rajput organisations in Rajasthan accusing the filmmaker of distorting history (With inputs from PTI) For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published: May 28 2013 10:58 am Related News The Bombay High Court has set aside a lower court’s order imposing life sentence on a man for murdering his wife by pouring kerosene on her and setting her ablaze Insteadthe High Court awarded 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment to Tanaji Khudewho was found guilty of committing the criminal offence of ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ “In our viewthe case would fall under Section 304 Part I of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder with intention to kill) because we are of the opinion that the appellant did not just have the knowledge that his act is likely to cause deathbut he intended to cause the death of his wife Suvarna” noted judges P D Kode and V K Tahilaramani The Court was hearing an appeal filed by Khudea resident of Nerle village in Valva taluka of Sangli districtagainst an order of Islampur Sessions court whichon July 282008found him guilty of murder (Section 302 IPC) Defence lawyer Arfan Sait argued that the case would fall under section 304 part II IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder with intention and knowledge that the criminal act would result in death) Howeverthe court noted”We are not prepared to accede to the submission of Mr Sait that the case would fall under Section 304 Part II of IPC In our viewthe case would fall under Section 304 Part I of IPC because we are of the opinion that the appellant did not just have the knowledge that his act is likely to cause deathbut in fact the appellant intended to cause the death of his wife” “We say so on the basis of the nature of the injuries sustained by Suvarna Conviction under Section 302 IPC is set aside Insteadthe appellant is convicted under Section 304 Part I In our viewcustodial sentence of 10 years’ RI and fine of Rs 1000 or in default simple imprisonment for one month would meet the ends of justice” the bench ruled Tanaji and Suvarna were married and residing in Sangli district Tanaji was addicted to drinking liquor Whenever he was intoxicatedhe used to abuse people On October 282007the appellant was heavily intoxicated and in that state he was abusing people in the lane outside his house Suvarna asked him why he was abusing people On hearing thisthe appellant got angry and he poured kerosene on Suvarna and set her on fire Suvarna was taken to hospital where she gave a dying declaration to a police sub-inspector implicating her husband in the crimesaying he had set her on fire She sustained 98 per cent burns and died in the hospital a day later The prosecution also relied upon the dying declaration given by Suvarna to doctor Patil of the burns department who treated her for injuries The High Court upheld Tanaji’s conviction which was based on the dying declarations given by the victim The Court also ordered that its order reducing the sentence of Tanaji may be communicated to the prison authorities and the appellant in jail For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Published: December 11 2016 3:27 am Sasikala Natarajan the late party supremo J Jayalalithaa’s longtime aide Top News The AIADMK appeared ready for a smooth transition of authority to Sasikala the late party supremo J Jayalalithaa’s longtime aide with a delegation of senior party leaders visiting Poes Garden on Saturday and urging “Chinnamma” as Sasikala is known in party circles to take over the leadership of the party Throughout the day party mouthpiece Jaya TV aired visuals of senior leaders including party presidium chairman E Madhusudanan and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai at Poes Garden The channel which aired live bytes of partymen urging Sasikala to be theirleader kept referring to Sasikala as “Chinnamma” or “V K Sasikala” and not Sasikala Natarajan as she is more commonly referred to Some of the known Jayalalithaa loyalists including K A Sengottaiyan and MPs A Navaneethakrishnan and V Maitreyan were among those who praised Sasikala on Jaya TV Natham Viswanathan and Senthil Balaji former ministers who had fallen out of favour with Jayalalithaa also spoke in support of Sasikala Watch What Else is Making News “After Amma it is only Chinnamma Chinnamma follows Amma’s footsteps We told her that we are with you I urged her to come forward and accept the responsibility of party general secretary and guide us” Thambidurai whose name had been doing the rounds for the post of general secretary told Jaya TV Over the last three days Sasikala has been meeting ministers senior party leaders and cadres According to a minister and two other senior leaders Sasikala’s meetings with them were largely an exercise to reactivate the party machinery “She said she would stand by the party On Thursday and Friday she told senior leaders that they needn’t listen to people just because they were her relatives She sounded like Jayalalithaa when she said that” a senior leader told The Sunday Express “She was grief stricken when I met her on Thursday She has lost someone with whom she lived for 30 years It may be easy for everyone to ridicule her but it is a fact that Sasikala played a major role in the party and government — from running Jaya TV to handling alliance partners and taking decisions on promotions and transfers in the government and police If she can resist the pressure from her family and lead us like Jayalalithaa the party will escape a sudden death” said the leader Multiple sources in the party said that while there is talk of Sasikala being the new general secretary it’s also possible that the post would be left vacant as a tribute to Jayalalithaa while creating additional posts such as additional or deputy or chief general secretary to accommodate senior leaders such as Sasikala Sengottaiyan and E Madhusudanan “Sasikala will not claim to be Amma In fact she might issue a statement soon saying she is not Amma She is unlikely to do anything that makes it seem like she is imitating Jayalalithaa She will not insist that cadres touch her feet or keep her photo in their pockets She will not ask for the security protocol that Jayalalithaa had She knows that if she imitates Jayalalithaa until she prove herself people won’t like it” said a distant relative of Sasikala who is neither in the camp of her husband Natarajan nor of her brother Dhivakaran On Saturday however there was some hint of trouble as a crowd of about 50 people gathered on the street outside Poes Garden seeking entry to Vedanilayam Jayalalithaa’s house within the complex where Sasikala has been living Over the past few days the house has been intermittently opened to the public As police blocked the group they raised slogans that there was “only one Amma” An hour later the crowd dispersed A senior AIADMK leader present at the spot said they were expecting more such protests “There is a vacuum in the party In such a huge party there will definitely be some people who will find it difficult to accept a new leader The party leaders elect the general secretary not the cadres Maybe some of them are upset” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News“How come filmmakers whose women family members change their husbands every day can understand ‘Jauhar’?

at the chowk between Christian Medical College and Hospital and Goshala Road, he said Bansal has asked the MC draftsman to demarcate the encroached area within a week and clear the encroachment The MC team also visited Baba Thhan Singh Chowk A street near the chowk has apparently been encroached upon by a resident since the last 20 years We will first check our documents and then act accordingly? Parrots, “I always have absolute respect for what the medical staff and physios tell me, In January,the ABVP victory came a day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was declared the BJP? and ?all senior leaders,the leaders sounded aggressive on Friday. Sachin Rathi of Uttar Pradesh and Praveen Rana of Railways conceded their bouts against him and just like that, the Indore crowd is not as excited about the new national champion like a day before.

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