HD Deve Gowda remembered AB Vajpapayee, with whom he differed on many issues, with fondness and recalls a time when Vajpayee offered support to Gowda when the latter was heading a coalition government at the centre.
The plea, which was filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of slain MP Ehsan Jafri, will be heard on April 13.
The Nanavati commission said in its report that there was no evidence to show that these attacks were either inspired or instigated or abated by any minister of the state
The Supreme Court ordered the Gujarat government to pay Rs 50 lakh to 2002 communal riot victim Bilkis Bano, within two weeks.
After the communal riots in Gujarat, then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had decided that then state chief minister Narendra Modi should resign.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Rajan Gogoi was informed by the Gujarat government that action has been taken against the erring police officials in the case.
A bench headed by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar today passed the order after hearing the bail plea filed by the convict. "We direct to release him (convict - Babu Bajrangi) on conditional bail," the top court said.
On February 8, 2012, the SIT filed a closure report, giving a clean chit to Modi and 63 others, including senior government officials, saying there was "no prosecutable evidence" against them.
The convicts identified as Umeshbhai Bharwad, Rajkumar, Harshad and Prakashbhai Rathod are currently serving a 10-year jail term for arson and rioting.
A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar said, "The matter will take some time for hearing. The plea will be heard on November 26".
The Gujarat High Court had last year upheld SIT’s clean chit to Prime Minister Modi and other politicians in the 2002 Gujarat riots.
In the Naroda Patiya riot, atleast 97 Muslims were killed following the Godhra riots.
A total of 97 people were killed by rioters in Ahmedabad's Naroda Patiya area in 2002.
The court directed the Gujarat government to appraise it about the departmental action taken against those cops found guilty of dereliction of duty.
Seeking capital punishment for convicts in the 2002 carnage, he said the state government should appeal in the Supreme Court before Diwali for the sake of justice to devotees of Lord Ram.
Jafri's son termed the ruling as a victory, as the court allowed the petitioners to approach an appropriate forum to seek re-investigation.
Zakia and Teesta Setalvad's NGO had moved the criminal review petition against a magistrate's order upholding the clean chit given by the SIT
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
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