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SC extends anticipatory bail of Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand 9.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court on Monday extended the anticipatory bail of noted activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand till May 30 in connection a case filed against them over an alleged misappropriation of funds.In December last year, the apex Court had dismissed Teesta's petition seeking to activate her bank accounts in the Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case.Teesta, her husband and the two NGOs - Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace - had approached the apex court challenging the October 7, 2015, verdict of the Gujarat High Court, which had rejected their pleas for functioning their personal bank accounts.Earlier in July, the apex court rejected an appeal from Setalvad for relief from charges of corruption and misappropriation of funds in this issue.The court had asked Setalvad to face trial in the case registered against her and her husband and said the charge sheet had already been filed in the case.For those unversed, Setalvad and her husband are accused of ...
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CM-convened meet sets the agenda for achieving SCS 7.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Overwhelming support, claims Naidu; Opposition parties keep away
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Centre commits Rs 2,070 cr under AMRUT for 31 Guj cities 5.4.2018 General News
The Centre has committed a sum of Rs 2,070 crore for the development of 31 cities in Gujarat under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) mission, Independent Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani said today. In a release issued today, he said the 31 cities included Ahmedabad, Dwarka, Jamnagar, Gandhinagar, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Godhra, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara. The issue was raised in the Rajya Sabha by Nathwani and he had sought a reply from Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs. In his reply, tabled in the House, Puri said that the Union government had committed financial assistance of Rs 35,989.70 crore for development of 500 cities nationwide under AMRUT, of which Rs 2,069.96 crore was for 31 cities in Gujarat. The total allocation for the 31 cities is Rs 4,884.42 crore, the reply stated, adding that the rest of the amount would be pooled in by the Gujarat government. It said that Rs ...
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Naroda Gam case: Ex-cop Sharma seeks dismissal of arraignment plea 31.3.2018 General News
Former IPS officer Rahul Sharma has told an SIT court here that an application moved to make him an accused in the 2002 Naroda Gam massacre case is "erroneous", an attempt to "delay the trials" and "deserves to be dismissed". Chetan Shah, the lawyer of the accused, had sought that Sharma be made an accused in the case for allegedly destroying an original CD that contained call details of ministers, bureaucrats and police officials during the 2002 Gujarat riots and was considered as electronic evidence in the case. In his reply on March 28 in the SIT court hearing the Naroda Gam case, Sharma has stated that the application is "erroneous, both on facts and in law, and is, therefore, not maintainable and deserves to be dismissed". He has stated that the existence of the CDs would not have been known had he not told the Nanavati-Shah Commission, inquiring into the Gujarat riots, about those on October 30, 2004. "Had I not disclosed the information about the existence of the CDs, such ...
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Muzaffarnagar riots: Yogi govt moves to withdraw cases against BJP leaders 22.3.2018 Top Stories
Earlier, the state government had sent out letters to the Muzaffarnagar DM and SSP asking for their views on the withdrawal of criminal cases against BJP leaders who were allegedly involved
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Supreme Court rejects review plea repair of shrines damaged in Gujarat riot... 13.3.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Supreme Court rejects review plea repair of shrines damaged in Gujarat riot...
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SC rejects review plea repair of shrines damaged in Guj riots 13.3.2018 General News
The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking review of its August last year judgement which had set aside the Gujarat High Court's 2012 verdict asking the state government to grant compensation for restoration of religious places damaged during the 2002 post-Godhra riots. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R K Agrawal said there was no merit in the plea seeking review of the August 29 last year verdict of the apex court. "The present review petition has been filed seeking review of judgment dated August 29, 2017...Having carefully gone through the review petition and the papers annexed therewith, we do not find any merit in the same," the bench said. In its August last year's judgement, the apex court had accepted the scheme formulated by the state government to provide "ex-gratia assistance" of up to Rs 50,000 to all religious places, including mosques and temples, which were damaged or destroyed during the communal riots, on par with the relief granted for ...
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Bilkis Bano Gangrape: SC Gives Gujarat Govt Last Chance to File Report on Action Against Guilty Cops 12.3.2018 The Wire

The rape of Bilkis Bano and the murder of her family members was one of the most horrifying incidents that had taken place during the 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat.

The post Bilkis Bano Gangrape: SC Gives Gujarat Govt Last Chance to File Report on Action Against Guilty Cops appeared first on The Wire.

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Gujarat govt seeks cancellation of Teesta Setalvad's pre-arrest bail 1.3.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The Gujarat government has moved the High Court seeking cancellation of the pre-arrest bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad for alleged fabrication of evidence related to a 2002 post-Godhra riots case. The Supreme Court had on December 6 dismissed Setalvad's appeal challenging the Gujarat High Court's decision upholding a magistrate's order for a probe against her former close aide, Rais Khan Pathan. On February 16, Justice J B Pardiwala of the HC issued a notice to Setalvad, posting the hearing to March 7. "Since the proceedings have been concluded by the Supreme Court, the matter is now ripe for hearing," Justice Pardiwala said in the order. Pathan had told a special court in 2010 that Setalvad made victims of Naroda Gam riots of 2002 sign false affidavits. Following his claim, the special court ordered that an FIR be registered against Pathan at a magistrate's court. A complaint was registered against Pathan and others in the Ahmedabad metropolitan magistrate's court, which directed police to ...
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Gujarat govt seeks cancellation of Setalvad's pre-arrest bail 1.3.2018 General News
The Gujarat government has moved the High Court seeking cancellation of the pre-arrest bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad for alleged fabrication of evidence related to a 2002 post-Godhra riots case. The Supreme Court had on December 6 dismissed Setalvad's appeal challenging the Gujarat High Court's decision upholding a magistrate's order for a probe against her former close aide, Rais Khan Pathan. On February 16, Justice J B Pardiwala of the HC issued a notice to Setalvad, posting the hearing to March 7. "Since the proceedings have been concluded by the Supreme Court, the matter is now ripe for hearing," Justice Pardiwala said in the order. Pathan had told a special court in 2010 that Setalvad made victims of Naroda Gam riots of 2002 sign false affidavits. Following his claim, the special court ordered that an FIR be registered against Pathan at a magistrate's court. A complaint was registered against Pathan and others in the Ahmedabad metropolitan magistrate's court, which ...
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16 years on... 2002 riot victims wait to get their homes 1.3.2018 DNA: Money
Sixteen years after they were first displaced following the 2002 riots that followed the Godhra Train carnage, several survivors are not just battling lack of basic facilities but also struggling to get their house titles to their own names. At a meeting held to discuss the various issues faced by those living in colonies set up for riot victims, many survivors spoke about how those who helped them were now threatening to evict them if they did not follow their diktats. Though these people have been living in the shanty colonies for over 16 years and many lack titles to their house, it keeps them away from paying various benefits including those of home and educational loans. Shamshad Pathan of Jan Sangharsh Manch (JSM) an organisation that was at the forefront of fighting several legal battles for the riot victims said that many of the colonies were set up by charity money. "A number of religious organisation bought land or built the shelters on donated land. However, there have been several financial ...
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Riot-displaced people demand transfer of title in new colonies 28.2.2018 General News
Alp-Sankhyak Adhikar Manch, representing those displaced during the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, today claimed that the BJP government in the state hasn't transferred ownership rights of the new houses built for them. The Manch, a city-based NGO, had organised a gathering of those displaced during the riots, who are mostly from the Muslim community, here. Around 3,000 families are living in 83 colonies built for their rehabilitation by various NGOs across nine districts, said advocate Shamshad Pathan of the Manch. Most of these residents are, however, yet to get legal ownership of their new houses, Pathan said. These colonies were initially built as temporary shelters on the outskirts of cities and towns, but eventually they turned into permanent houses for the displaced people, the Manch said in a release. "This non-ownership has deprived them of various government schemes. They do not get loans as the houses are not in their names," said Pathan. "Many of these ...
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No sight of compensation for Godhra victims' families 28.2.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
For the family members of the Godhra train carnage victims, the wait never seems to end. First, it was the long wait for justice, now for compensation. Nearly six months after the Gujarat High Court directed the state government to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of the 59 people killed in the Godhra train violence, the families say they have no clue when the relief is coming. A division bench of Justices AS Dave and GR Udhwani had passed the order for the recompense in mid-October 2017. Harsh Chondagar, son of Ami who was among those killed in the train burning incident, said he has approached the Mamlatdar office several times. "A month ago, they came to collect our details. We gave all the documents that were required of us. But then nothing has moved. I asked them about the compensation status but they just tell us that everything will happen from Gandhinagar," said Chondagar. Harsh was just six years old in 2002 when he lost his mother. While the initial compensation given by ...
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Finding Small Rays of Sunshine 16 Years After the Darkness of the 2002 Gujarat Riots 27.2.2018 The Wire

After watching his life crumble in Vadodara during the 2002 riots, one man recounts how the chances of a brighter future haven't dimmed despite India's steady march towards saffronisation. 

The post Finding Small Rays of Sunshine 16 Years After the Darkness of the 2002 Gujarat Riots appeared first on The Wire.

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Watch: Man hit by truck in Gujarat's Godhra has a miraculous escape 22.2.2018 Zee News : States
A man had a narrow escape in Gujarat's Godhra after being hit by a truck.
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BJP scores massive win in PM's hometown Vadnagar 20.2.2018 General News
In a turnaround, the BJP, which had lost had lost the Vadnagar seat in the assembly elections, today registered a thumping victory in municipality polls in the town. The party won 27 of 28 seats in the municipality polls in Vadnagar and the Congress could bag only one. Accusing the BJP of tampering with electronic voting machines, members of the Congress and a few Independent candidates allegedly vandalised the office of Mamlatdar, police said. An FIR has been registered in this connection. BJP spokesperson Harshad Patel said, "We won the Vadnagar polls with a huge margin." The BJP had lost the Unjha segment, which included Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hometown Vadnagar, in the assembly elections in December. Congress candidate Asha Patel had defeated BJP's Narayan Patel by more than 19,000 votes.
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Rajendra Trivedi files papers for Speaker post 18.2.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Rajendra Trivedi, BJP MLA from Raopura constituency in Vadodara district, on Saturday filed nomination for the post of Speaker of Fourteenth Legislative Assembly of Gujarat. State BJP president Jitu Vaghani made the announcement on Friday in Bhavnagar. Trivedi first went to Shree Kamalam, BJP state headquarters , where he tendered his resignation from the primary membership of the party. He then filed his nomination in Gandhinagar in presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and Leader of the Opposition Paresh Dhanani. He will resume office on Monday. Opposition Congress also supported his candidature. Talking to media persons, Trivedi said he would fulfil his duties without bias and uphold the tradition of Speaker of the House. Trivedi, an advocate, is a second-time MLA. He began his political career when he became a corporator of Baroda Municipal Corporation (BMC) in 2005. He became an MLA in 2012 from Raopura for the first time. He was Minister of State for Cultural ...
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11 CMs face criminal cases, 25 crorepati: Report 12.2.2018 General News
Eleven chief ministers have criminal cases registered against them and 25 are crorepatis, said a report on Monday.The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) released their latest report which says, "Out of the all 31 Chief Ministers analysed from State Assemblies and Union Territories, 11 (35 percent) Chief Ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves."According to the report; Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Telangana Chief Minister K.C. Rao, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh have criminal cases registered against them.Maharashtra Chief Minister Fadnavis tops the list with 22 criminal cases, ..
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Election results of 20 Assembly seats challenged in Gujarat High Court; petitioners raise issue of faulty EVMs 9.2.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
Election results of 20 Assembly constituencies in Gujarat have been challenged before the High Court by losing candidates, who have filed separate election petitions.
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Results of 20 Assembly seats challenged in Gujarat HC 8.2.2018 General News
Election results of 20 Assembly constituencies in Gujarat have been challenged before the High Court by losing candidates, who have filed separate election petitions. Elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly were held in December last year. Election petitions have been filed with regard to Jamalpur-Khadia, Patan, Gandhinagar (N), Botad, Dholka, Himmatnagar, Varachha Road, Limbayat, Gariyadhar, Godhra, Danilimda, Prantij, Santrampur, Mandvi, Porbandar, Vagra, Martar, Dabhoi, Kamrej and Devbhoomi Dwarka seats. Congress candidates had won from four of these seats, while the rest went to the BJP. Petitioners have raised various issues, including use of "faulty" electronic voting machines (EVMs) to challenge the outcome. They have demanded cancellation of election results and fresh elections. Some of these constituencies are now represented by ruling BJP's senior leaders like Bhupendrasinh Chudasama (Dholka), Saurabh Patel (Botad) and Babu Bokhiriya (Porbandar). In ...
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