Human Rights Watch demands prompt probe in journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder

A major human rights organization called for a swift investigation into the murder of the authentic French journalist Gauri Lankesh, and said that the “possibility” of a “politically motivated” tie-breaker should be thoroughly investigated. Lankesh, 55, known for his leftist outlook and his outspoken view of Hindutva’s politics, was shot to death by unidentified attackers on Tuesday in Bangalore. Human Rights Watch said the Indian authorities must act swiftly on the announced investigation into the killing of unidentified gunmen of Lankesh, a “French journalist” who “campaigned for democracy, secularism and civil liberties” and was a critic vocal of Hindu nationalism. “The motives for the murder of Gauri Lankesh are not yet known, but the possibility of political motivation has been studied thoroughly and rapidly,” said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asian director of Human Rights Watch. bring the killers of Lankesh to justice and to protect the freedom of the media and the right to freedom of expression, “he added.

Lankesh was the editor and publisher of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a Kannada weekly. Witnesses testified that they were shot dead outside their home. Police said motorcycle gunmen fired seven bullets at Lankesh while returning home after returning from work. Indian men and writers have already launched powerful campaigns to protest against freedom of expression, including returning their national prizes, leading to a national conversation about intolerance, “Ganguly said.” People have the right to pursue their own brand of faith and patriotism but the government must ensure that they are not forced on others by threats and violence. “The Karnataka state government announced that a special investigative team led by a police inspector general would investigate the killing and added that the police had secured footage of closed-circuit television housed in Lankesh’s home, and the government must ensure that the investigation is carried out in an impartial and time-bound manner, Human Rights Watch said.

In a May 2016 report, Human Rights Watch documented how large or loosely worded criminal laws, including criminal defamation, are used to quell political dissent and harass journalists. The group expressed concern that the Indian authorities should not properly prosecute those responsible for the killings of other writers and activists Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar and M M Kalburgi.

India Must Make Sure There is no Repeat of Doklam Standoff, Says Ex-foreign Secretary

New Delhi: The resolution of the Doklam gap has been satisfactory for India, but a similar situation may not have a similar end, says former Foreign Minister Shyam Saran. In a powerful conversation with Anubha Bhonsle, CNN-News18’s Saran, whose book “How India Lives the World” was published on Thursday by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said India should be both cautious and firm in its ties with China. “The lesson we should not take is that we are able to handle it,” he said, adding that the government must be relieved, stagnation has not yet increased. Here are excerpts from the conversation with Shyam Saran, who was also Prime Minister Manmohan Singh special envoy on nuclear issues and climate change. Saran: My own view is that this was intended to convince Bhutan that it should go ahead with the border agreement between the two countries that worked for a while. Bhutan did not accept the terms proposed by China. China, as you know, was interested in establishing diplomatic relations and in trade with Bhutan.

My sense is that the question of Doklam has been an impetus for China not to advance. Maybe there was a side advantage in terms of China’s relations with India as well, but I do not think that was the main objective. And I think the very strong and vitriolic reaction was the element of surprise, because they did not expect this kind of confrontation with the Indian forces in the territory of Bhutan. From the point of view of India, it was a satisfactory spread of the situation, since we wanted a restoration of the status quo. In addition, the calendar of summits of the BRICS assured that the interest of China was that there was no disagreement. The important result of the Xiamen meeting is that we can be encouraged and hopeful. Anubha: Since the separation, it was supposed to be due to resolute resolution and diplomacy. And there is an underlying assumption that we can do it again if there is a Saran conflict: I do not think we should do that. We must be relieved because it could have increased. We must try to make sure we do not have to deal with a similar situation. We must not assume that we can solve it.

We must consider the fact that the context in which we deal with relations with China has changed. When I used to negotiate on climate change, our ally was China. Ten years later, when the Paris agreement is reached, the United States and China have their model. We must handle this relationship with a certain caution and firmness. This is something that needs constant attention. The lesson we should not draw is that we are capable of handling it. We must manage our border infrastructure well or we would not be able to treat it as well as we should. Anubha: What worries you about irritants and problems and what should we pay attention to? Saran: Take the example of the NSG problem. Above all, we wanted to thank you for the resignation. It would be important to have a membership. If the problems do not come from the Chinese opposition, this should not become a critical problem in our relationship with them. The list of terrorist groups in the UN is more of a problem for China because they are seen as opposing the fight against terrorism around the world.

I am very encouraged by the meeting and the statement. It is a complex relationship. There have always been elements of cooperation and confrontation. The challenge now is how we raise the importance of the areas where we have a common interest and how to minimize the possibility that some controversial issues will become bigger than life. Anubha: Is there a substantial difference in the way this government looks at Beijing from the previous regime? Saran: Every government has its own style. Modi believes that the personal leader of leadership relationships plays a very important role. In addition, there is more vigorous research and more attention to economic problems. Much of India’s foreign policy is continuity. The parameters have not changed much, but international problems continue to evolve and we must adapt to change. The basic foreign policy has been consistent.

Saran: Pakistan is a big challenge. We must leave the pattern of dialogue, disturbance, dialogue, disturbance. Whatever the problems, commitment to Pakistan is important precisely because it has major problems. Not only must we have pressure points to change this strategic calculation in Islamabad, but at the same time we must make sure that the assets we are dealing with in Pakistan, such as trading or treating people to relationships with people, is not affected . If the Pakistani actors want to come, welcome them, if the authors want to come, then why not. It must be a two-way approach. They need resources in terms of care to support the kind of commitment we need. But Pakistan should not take the attention we should give to all neighbors.

Saran: I think we have done well to say that we remain committed to the Paris agreement. I think we forget that India has a good story to tell in terms of global energy. The PM has made a personal commitment to the international network of solar or technological renewal. These are important initiatives. The energy consumption of India is decreasing. It is important to note that. Even historically, we have always seen the feeding of nature and not a dark force to conquer. Saran: Nuclear doctrine has served us well and has strengthened our nuclear capabilities. If doctrine changes, the infrastructure of the strategic nuclear program will also have to change. It is necessary and has served us well to repair things.

Gauri Lankesh Had Told Mother About Men Lurking Outside Home a Week Ago

Bangalore: Lead journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot in his home in Bangalore on Tuesday night, realized that some people suspected of searching near his home but did not inform the police said his sister Kavitha Lankesh the police.

In his statement, Gauri said Kavitha had expressed safety concerns to his elderly mother, Indira Lankesh, during a visit last week. Kavitha and her mother had advised Gauri to report the matter to the police, but she brushed and said she would if she met that activity again, Bangalore said mirror.

A police officer involved in the investigation said Kavitha said he had met Gauri Tuesday afternoon in his Gandhi bazaar office. She learned her sister’s death at 08:16 after arriving home.

“When he arrived at RR Nagar (Gauri house), he found that the car was parked outside Gauri with the gates half open. When it was inside the complex, Gauri’s body was found with vacuum cartridges at his side,” he said. the officer, according to the statutes of Kavitha, who is the plaintiff in the case.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that there is no perception of the threat and Gauri never complained to the police, despite the fact of meeting the police chief several times.

Police recorded a case in sections 302 (murder) of the IPC and sections of the Firearms Act. Gauri, 55, lived alone in his apartment in RR Nagar. The only street lamp on the road just outside his house, but it was outside the night of the murder, leaving the police with grainy images of the crime.

The closed-circuit television (CCTV) movie of Gauri’s house showed a man wearing a helmet reaching the door and shooting him. However, the police did not rule out the possibility of another man present.

The Karnataka government has established a special investigative team (SIT) to investigate the murder. About 100 agents working on the case, ten inspectors.

Ranchi Rajdhani Engine, Power Coach Derails in Delhi

New Delhi: A Delhi Rajdhani left the tracks near the Minto Bridge in the national capital on Thursday, a few hours after seven wagons of Shaktipunj Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh. No casualties were reported in both accidents.

“As the speed of the train (Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express) has been very low, no passenger has been injured,” said Northern Railways spokesman Neeraj Sharma.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:45 am. Earlier in the morning, seven trainers from the Shaktipunj Express in Jabalpur derailed in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.

“The accident happened around 6:05 this morning and we have cleared the site, all the passengers have been placed in the other trainers and 7.28 m, all have left the place.” The accident was injured, said Anil Saxena, spokesman for the ministry.

The train was running at a speed of about 40 km / h, according to officials, avoiding any injury when the incident occurred.

It was the third derailment in Uttar Pradesh in less than a month. On 19 August, the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in the Muzaffarnagar district, killing 22 people. On August 23, the Kaifiat Express derailed in the Auraiya district.

The derailments of the Rajdhani and the Shaktipunj Express are the first two accidents after Piyush Goyal was appointed new minister of railways this week.

1993 Mumbai Blasts Case: Why Abu Salem Got Life Sentence, While Yakub Memon Was Hanged

New Delhi: OP Chatwal, the Director General retired polls (DGI), the ICC, recalls how “Arsalan Mohsin Ali” (Abu Salem), a national “Pakistan” was extradited with “Sana Malik Kamal” (Monica Bedi) to India from Lisbon, Portugal in November 2005. Chatwal was the man who led the eight-member CBI team in Lisbon to bring Salem and Monica to Mumbai. Speaking to News18, he remembers that Salem had used the false identity of a Pakistani citizen to escape the hanging in India and how a change was made to the Indian Extradition Act 1962 to facilitate extradition.

“We had to assure Portugal that he would not be sentenced to death, and without that security he could not have been extradited.” Once life imprisonment occurs in Portugal, he can not be arrested over the age of 25. He was convicted of article 123 of the CPI combined with 302 and TADA Article 32. The maximum penalty in these sections is death but Salem can not receive death due to the amendment of the law in 1993, “Chatwal said.

“It was brought from a country that prohibited capital punishment. The 1993 amendment to the Indian Extradition Act of 1962 and article 34 (c) was necessary because the Indian Government faced the problems of extradition of Salem from a country that had banned the death penalty, so this change served as a guarantee for these countries, “Chatwal News18 said.

Yakub Memon, brother of Tiger Memon’s main escort, was hanged in 2015, and the others served or are in service. Among the important cases that occupied Chatwal was the Indian piracy IC-421, which shook in August 1984 at the height of Punjab militancy. Chatwal and his team covered the six terrorists and assured them they were incarcerated. The Bombay Bomb investigation of 1993 has been prolonged, Chatwal said, and the process began after it issued a notice of “Red Corner” against Salem.

“We have been looking for it all over the world and have been informed that it was in Portugal in 2002 and that we have contacted the Portuguese forces,” said former CBI survey expert. The main obstacle for the police was the double criminality aspect, since Salem had falsified its identity in Portugal. After overcoming this obstacle, the government found in the fact that there is no sentence of death in Portugal and that life imprisonment is only 25 years.

“We need strong identity documents to prove that he was in fact Salem because he had changed his identity and nationality.” On the basis of entries given by us, Salem was arrested by the Portuguese police. discovering his identity, had a fake Pakistani passport in the name of Arsalan Mohsin Ali. But because of his fingerprints, his identity has been established, with that of Monica Bedi. ” He also used a fake passport on behalf of Sana Malik Kamal and was tried by a different court of the IWC in Hyderabad, “said Chatwal.

After a long legal battle, the extradition of Salem occurred in 2005. “Our request for expulsion was not accepted by the Government of Portugal, and after the law reform we obtained and was taken to India in November 2005,” said Chatwal.

We take decisions with courage, execute them with conviction: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that his government has made several decisions with courage and held them with conviction unlike the previous dispensation that had paralyzed the whole system.

The entire system had been “paralyzed” when the NDA government took over, he said, addressing a mass demonstration in Khelgaon.

“If there were someone weak in such a situation, he would have been intimidated, but we are of a different soil.

We accept the challenges, find solutions and move forward on the road to development, “he said.

The prime minister was there to inaugurate and lay the cornerstone of several road projects in Rajasthan, costing more than 15,000 crores.

“We will make efforts to complement the work we have undertaken. We make bold decisions and execute them with conviction.

Infrastructure projects will be the game changer for Rajasthan, “he said.

Modi dedicated to Nation 11 carries out national road projects totaling a length of about 873 km.

These include a six-lane cable suspension bridge on the Chambal River in Kota.

He also completed digitally the revolutionary ceremony of six national road projects of about 556 kilometers.

Speaking at the rally, Modi said: “Making announcements and big promises at the time of the election had been a tradition. This has continued for years.

It is a challenge to eliminate the evils and it takes a lot of force to eliminate them that you can not even imagine ”

Modi said the rally. He said his government had an increase in speed, scale, scope of development activities.

In revealing the “land of the warriors,” he said that his government had made development, not politics.

In the previous congressional government in Rajasthan, he stated that the Kota Bridge could not be completed in 11 years.

“Finally, our government accepted the challenge and completed it,” he added.

It showed the difference between his dispensation and the previous government.

He stated that the inauguration and founding of more than Rs 15,000 worth of development works in Rajasthan was a “historic” event.

He said that improving road connectivity would open roads in agriculture, tourism and industrial development.

“If the roads are good, from the flower seller to a tea vendor, everyone will have better incomes,” he told an enthusiastic crowd.

The Prime Minister also expressed his solidarity with the inhabitants of the regions affected by the floods of the country.

He said the center was with people affected because of the flood and stood near them in difficult times.

“The government has sent a proposal and a high-level committee has visited the areas affected by the floods and we will leave the situation together,” he added.

Mumbai floods: Fadnavis reviews situation, appeals to people to stay indoor

Maharashtra Prime Minister Devendra Fadnavis today visited the Disaster Management Control Room (SDMC) and reviewed the situation caused by heavy rains that crippled normal transport and waste services in metropolitan areas.

While Bombay drove under heavy rain and rain predicted by IMD, the Maharashtra government has allowed its employees in Mantralaya (secretariat) and other ministries to leave early.

He also called on private companies to do the same. “I led a review meeting of disaster management unit officials to determine the situation that emerged from heavy rains in Mumbai,” Fadnavis said.

“I spoke with officials of the BMC and the civic corps has received several complaints about the fall of trees and some related to congestion,” he said, adding that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reviews these complaints.

The Chief Minister said that he spoke with the Police Commissioner in Mumbai and was informed that the traffic was diverted to 25 places due to the flood.

“We have advised (private) offices to allow their employees to go home early today. We have issued similar orders for government employees,” Fadnavis said.

He said that Mumbai was under CCTV surveillance, vehicle movements can be controlled from the traffic control room and the police commissary’s office.

Normal life has been paralyzed and road, rail and air services have been severely affected by heavy rains in the metropolis and neighboring areas since last night.

AIADMK crisis: Dhinakaran faction files caveat in EC as rivals move to stake claim to ‘two leaves’ symbol

The battle for supremacy in the AIADMK has come to the doors of the Electoral Commission on Tuesday with the Dhinakaran faction that claims to be the real party and present a warning before the Electoral Commission to be heard before the polling body takes a decision on any means submitting the faction consisting of O and panneerselvam Edappadi K Palaniswamy after its recent merger.

Not to be outdone, the group leaders resulting from the merger of factions led by panneerselvam and Palaniswamy met in New Delhi to address the Commission, probably on Wednesday, in recognition of the AIADMK’s true identity and the symbol ” two sheets .

Ministers from Tamil Nadu D Jayakumar, CV Shanmugham, Thangamani and former MP Manoj Pandian met at the residence of MP V Maitreyan and discussed the relocation of the Commission’s strategy.

The day began with the head of the Karnataka unit Pugazhendi AIADMK and the district secretary of Namakkal Anbazhagan, a former Member of Parliament, filing a petition with the Commission following reports that rival factions of the leaders would submit the withdrawal of previous sworn statements by their respective factions, freezing the “two-leaf” symbol earlier this year.

As the respondents in the case, General Secretary VK Sasikala and Secretary General TTV Dhinakaran belonging to the AIADMK faction (Amma) should be heard in the case, Pugazhendi told the press after filing the petition.

He said his faction also updated the Commission with the latest set of office chairmen in the party and also eliminate some of them.

Following J. Jayalalithaa’s death, rival factions had approached the Commission requesting the “two-leaf” symbol to challenge RK Nagar’s mount election in April that was canceled on allegations of the use of monetary power to influence the outcome.

During the election, the panneerselvam faction was recognized as AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) and Dhinakaran faction was recognized as AIADMK (Amma). Dhinakaran challenged the election as AIADMK candidate (Amma).

However, in a dramatic turnaround, the two factions met last week in order to isolate and Sasikala Dhinakaran after stating that their appointment to the posts of Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General was not valid.

The OP and EPS groups are likely to ask the Commission to request shortly to withdraw their previous statements alleging that they have been merged and that the unit has been registered in the game.

They may require thawing the “two-leaf” symbol and assigning it to the merged factions. Maitreyan told reporters that the government led by Palaniswamy was stable and that the rivals presented unfounded accusations.

Jayakumar said the party would be run according to the four resolutions passed at the meeting of senior officials on Monday and that there were no changes.

Meanwhile, the DMK has called for more time with President Ram Nath Kovind to urge him to ensure an immediate land survey in Tamil Nadu for the Palaniswamy government proves its majority.

He said that the DMK deputies, Congress, leftist parties and the Muslim League will be part of the delegation to invite the President.

On Sunday, the DMK and its allies asked Governor Tamil Nadu CH. Vidyasagar Rao and demanded an immediate floor test at the state assembly.

The head of the Dhinakaran faction, Thangatamilselvan, told reporters after meeting with Dhinakaran that his group had solid support of 25 and 10 MLA MLA touch “sleeping cell” and soon number 40.

‘Please define patriotic rock band’: Owaisi’s dig at Centre over ‘patriotic’ rock shows at IITs

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi said today that it is an “interference” in the organization of “patriotic” rock shows at IITs and at central universities. functioning of the main educational institutions of the country.

He also described the decision as “shocking and strange”. “It is very shocking and strange that the government now says it will send rock bands to inculcate patriotism.

Please define a patriotic rock band, “the Hyderabad deputy told reporters here.

He added that IITs had gained in size because the government had never acted in its operation during the past 60 years.

“Now the government is telling them what to do, what not to do, when it does not fill vacancies at IITs, and also has reduced funding for research,” Owaisi said.

He argued that it was an attempt to divert public attention from the “failures” of the NDA government, even on the front of job creation and “treat China with all breast problems.”

“This is a new form of distraction of attention. The point is that ITIs must be fully released, but the government is telling them to send rock bands.

In a lighter tone, can the Human Resources Department tell me that when rock bands sing patriotic songs, what should we use? Said Majlis leader of India -Ittehadul Muslimeen.

“These are completely divergent tactics and will not help ITIs or core universities fulfill their original mandate,” he added.

As part of a program called “Yeh India ka Time Hai,” the government has identified some groups that will visit educational campuses across the country and perform patriotic songs, particularly Bollywood movies.

The program was organized to celebrate 70 years of independence and 75 years of the Quit India movement.

IIT JAM 2018 – Notification Released, Online Application Starts on September 5 at jam.iitb.ac.in

The Indian Institute of Bombay Technology (IITB) has issued the official notice for the joint admission test for M.Sc. (JAM) 2018 on official website – jam.iitb.ac.in.

The notification recruits details about JAM 2018 for admissions to M.Sc., M.Sc mixed, M.Sc – PhD Two degrees and other bachelor’s programs at ITI, Indian Institute of Science (IISC) and others. JAM 2018 will be organized on February 11, 2018 by IIT Bombay.

Applicants who wish to apply for the JAM 2018 IAM can request it following the following instructions:

Joint admission test for M.Sc. (JAM) is an online admission test that is conducted annually for students seeking admission to the Master of Science and other post-secondary science programs at various institutions, the Institute of Science, the Indian Institute of Technology and others in India.

The online application process for JAM 2018 will begin on September 5, 2017 through the JAP Online Application Processing System (JAPS) and the last registration date and payment for the online payment application process is October 10, 2017 .

The result of the IIT JAM 2018 exam will be published on March 20, 2018 in accordance with the official notification. The IIT JAM 2018 exam will be held in two shifts. The first shift will begin at 9:00 am on February 11, 2018, which includes biotechnology (BT), chemistry (CY), geology (GG) and mathematical statistics (MS).

The second trimester will begin at 2 pm on February 11, 2018 and includes biological sciences (BL), mathematics (MA) and physics (PH).

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