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Advani, Joshi, Uma and others get bail in Ayodhya demolition case

Lucknow: The Special CBI Court today granted bail to all the 12 accused, including veteran BJP leaders LK Advani, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti in the Ayodhya demolition case.

The accused appeared in the court of Special Judge (Ayodhya matter) Surendra Kumar Yadav, who granted them bail on a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 each.

At the outset during framing of charges, the counsel for the BJP leaders sought the dropping of conspiracy charge against them

Babri Demolition case: LK Advani, Uma Bharti, and Murli Manohar Joshi will be tried for conspiracy

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed a CBI appeal against an order of the Allahabad High Court linked with the demolition of the Babri Masjid structure and directed that the Court of Sessions will frame additional charge of conspiracy against Union Minister Uma Bharti, senior ruling BJP leades L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, along with Vinay Katiar, Sadhvi Ritambara and Vishnu Hari Dalmia.

While quashing the High Court order, the Supreme Court has said that the proceedings in Crime No. 198/92, RC.1(S)/92/SICIV/ND in the Court of the Special Judicial Magistrate at Rae Bareilly will stand transferred to the Court of Additional Sessions Judge (Ayodhya Matters) at Lucknow.

Today’s order was passed by a two Judge bench comprising Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice R.F. Nariman in response to an appeal by the Central Bureau of Investigation arising out of the demolition of Babri Masjid. This case was linked with two FIRs lodged on 6 December, 1992. The first viz. Crime No.197 of 1992, is against lakh kar sewaks accused of dacoity, robbery, causing of hurt, injuring/defiling places of public worship, promoting enmity between two groups on grounds of religion, etc. The IPC offences were, therefore, under Sections 153-A, 295, 297, 332, 337, 338, 395 and 397.

The Supreme Court has issued the following directions:

L.K. Advani

The Court of Sessions will frame an additional charge under Section 120-B against L.K. Advani, Vinay Katiar, Uma Bharati, Sadhvi Ritambara, Murli Manohar Joshi and Vishnu Hari Dalmia. The Court of Sessions will frame additional charges under Section 120-B and the other provisions of the Penal Code mentioned in the joint charge sheet filed by the CBI against Champat Rai Bansal, Satish Pradhan, Dharam Das, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahamadleshwar Jagdish Muni, Ram Bilas Vadanti, Vaikunth Lal Sharma @ Prem, and Dr. Satish Chandra Nagar. Kalyan Singh, being the Governor of Rajasthan, is entitled to immunity under Article 361 of the Constitution as long as he remains Governor of Rajasthan. The Court of Sessions will frame charges and move against him as soon as he ceases to be Governor.

Uma Bharti

The Court of Sessions will, after transfer of the proceedings from Rae Bareilly to Lucknow and framing of additional charges, within four weeks, take up all the matters on a day-to-day basis from the stage at which the trial proceedings, both at Rae Bareilly and at Lucknow, are continuing, until conclusion of the trial. There shall be no de novo trial. There shall be no transfer of the Judge conducting the trial until the entire trial concludes. The case shall not be adjourned on any ground except when the Sessions Court finds it impossible to carry on the trial for that particular date. In such an event, on grant of adjournment to the next day or a closely proximate date,
reasons for the same shall be recorded in writing.

The Sessions Court will complete the trial and deliver the judgment within a period of 2 years from the date of receipt of this judgment.

The CBI has been asked by the apex Court to ensure that on every date fixed for evidence, some prosecution witnesses must remain present, so that for want of witnesses the matter be not adjourned.

Click here for Supreme Court order

Padma Awards: Patwa and Sangma honoured posthumously

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New Delhi: This year the Preisident of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons on the eve of Republic Day. The Padma Vibhushan is being conferred on four politicians. Besides former Union Ministers Murli Manohar Joshi and Sharad Pawar, two of these are being conferred posthumously to former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Union Minister lare Sunderlal Patwa and former Lok Sabha Speaker P. A. Sangma.

In May 1999, Pawar and Sangma, along with another Congress leader Tariq Anwar, had challenged Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s right to become India’s Prime Minister because of her Italian origin. After their expulsion from the party, these leaders had formed the Nationalist Congress Party.

Cricket hero Virat Kohli gets Padma Shri.

Seven of the Padma awardees have been conferred Padma Vibhushan,. There are an equal number of Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees.  19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

The Awards are given in various disciplines and fields of activities like  art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, and civil service.

‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.

PADMA VIBHUSHAN

Sl. No. Name Field State
1. Shri K J Yesudas Art-Music Kerala
2. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Others-Spiritualism Tamil Nadu
3. Shri Sharad Pawar Public Affairs Maharashtra
4. Shri Murli Manohar Joshi Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh
5. Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering Karnataka
6. Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous) Public Affairs Madhya Pradesh
7. Late Shri PA Sangma

(Posthumous)

Public Affairs Meghalaya

 

Padma Bhushan

Sl. No. Name Field State
8. Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Art-Music Rajasthan
9. Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
10. Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine Maharashtra
11. Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Gujarat
12. Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati Others-Yoga Bihar
13. H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner) Literature & Education Thailand
14. Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous) Literature & Education –Journalism Tamil Nadu

           

Padma Shri 

Sl. No Name Field State
15. Smt. Basanti Bisht Art-Music Uttarakhand
16. Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair Art-Dance Kerala
17. Smt. Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance Odisha
18. Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka
19. Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema Odisha
20. Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu
21. Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music Manipur
22. Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music Uttar Pradesh
23. Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting Bihar
24. Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting Rajasthan
25. Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture Telangana
26. Shri Jitendra Haripal Art-Music Odisha
27. Shri Kailash Kher Art-Music Maharashtra
28. Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music Kerala
29. Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music Karnataka
30. Shri Mukund Nayak Art-Music Jharkhand
31. Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music Gujarat
32. Smt. Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music Maharashtra
33. Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre Manipur
34. Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service Telangana
35. Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service Haryana
36. Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service Delhi
37. Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla Literature & Education Sikkim
38. Smt. Eli Ahmed Literature & Education Assam
39. Dr. Narendra Kohli Literature & Education Delhi
40. Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka
41. Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education Kerala
42. Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
43. Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education Delhi
44. Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
45. Shri Michel Danino Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
46. Shri Punam Suri Literature & Education Delhi
47. Shri VG Patel Literature & Education Gujarat
48. Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
49. Shri Balbir Dutt Literature & Education-Journalism Jharkhand
50. Smt. Bhawana Somaaya Literature & Education-Journalism Maharashtra
51. Shri Vishnu Pandya Literature & Education-Journalism Gujarat
52. Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat
53. Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine Madhya Pradesh
54. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana
55. Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine Uttar Pradesh
56. Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat
57. Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine Chandigarh
58. Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Chandigarh
59. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology Chhattisgarh
60. Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra
61. Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art Kerala
62. Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat
63. Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering Telangana
64. Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal
65. Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
66. Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam
67. Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana
68. Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work Karnataka
69. Shri Karimul Hak Social Work West Bengal
70. Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal
71. Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Social work Tamil Nadu
72. Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work Maharashtra
73. Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab
74. Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket Delhi
75. Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka
76. Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw Karnataka
77. Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana
78. Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics Tamil Nadu
79. Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura
80. Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey Kerala
81. Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana
82. Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry Telangana
83. Shri Imrat Khan

(NRI/PIO)

Art-Music USA
84. Shri Anant Agarwal

(NRI/PIO)

Literature & Education USA
85. Shri H.R. Shah

(NRI/PIO)

Literature & Education-Journalism USA
86. Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon

(Posthumous)

Medicine Tamil Nadu
87. Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya

(Posthumous)

Others-Archaeology West Bengal
88. Dr. Mapuskar

(Posthumous)

Social Work Maharashtra
89. Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) Social Work Nepal

 

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