Punjabs CM Amarinder Singh orders for inquiry on amritsar rail accident


अमृतसर: पंजाब के मुख्यमंत्री अमरिंदर सिंह ने अमृतसर में हुए रेल हादसे की जांच का आदेश देने के साथ ही प्रदेश में शनिवार को एक दिन के शोक का ऐलान किया. इस हादसे में 60 से ज्यादा लोगों की मौत हुई है. एक आधिकारिक बयान में कहा गया कि मुख्यमंत्री को शुक्रवार शाम इस्राइल के लिये रवाना होना था लेकिन उन्होंने अपना विदेश दौरा स्थगित कर दिया है. वह अब शनिवार सुबह अमृतसर जाएंगे और राहत और बचाव कार्य पर नजर रखने के साथ ही इस हादसे के पीड़ितों के परिजनों से मिलेंगे. मुख्यमंत्री ने ट्वीट किया, ‘‘अमृतसर रेल दुर्घटना के मद्देनजर प्रदेश में कल शोक रहेगा. सभी दफ्तर और शिक्षण संस्थान बंद रहेंगे.”

यह भी पढ़ें: अमृतसर रेल हादसा : PM मोदी ने दो लाख रुपए की आर्थिक सहायता को मंजूरी दी

वहीं, प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने अमृतसर के पास रावण दहन के दौरान ट्रेन की चपेट में आने से मारे गए लोगों के परिजनों के लिये दो-दो लाख रूपये, जबकि घायलों के लिये 50 हजार रूपये की आर्थिक सहायता को मंजूरी दी है. एक प्रवक्ता ने यह जानकारी दी. अमृतसर के निकट जोड़ा फाटक पर शुक्रवार शाम रावण दहन देखने के लिए रेल की पटरी पर खड़े लोगों के ट्रेन की चपेट में आने से कम से कम 60 लोगों की मौत हो गई जबकि 72 अन्य घायल हो गए. ट्रेन जालंधर से अमृतसर आ रही थी. इससे पहले प्रधानमंत्री ने ट्वीट कर इस हादसे पर दुख व्यक्त किया था. 


यह भी पढ़ें: पंजाब : अमृतसर में रावण दहन देख रहे लोगों पर चढ़ी ट्रेन, कम से कम 60 लोगों की मौत, देखें तस्वीरें…

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मोदी ने ट्वीट में कहा, “अमृतसर में ट्रेन हादसे से बेहद दुखी हूं. यह दुख भरी घटना दिल दहलाने वाली है. राष्ट्रपति रामनाथ कोविंद और प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने शुक्रवार को पंजाब के अमृतसर में हुए ट्रेन हादसे पर दुख व्यक्त किया और शोक संतप्त परिवारों के प्रति संवेदना प्रकट की. राष्ट्रपति रामनाथ कोविंद ने ट्वीट करके शोक संतप्त परिवार के प्रति संवेदना प्रकट की. उन्होंने ट्वीट किया, “पंजाब के अमृतसर में रेल की पटरी पर हुए हादसे की खबर सुनकर दुखी हूं.मैं समझता हूं कि भारतीय रेलवे और स्थानीय अधिकारी प्रभावित लोगों को मदद पहुंचा रहे होंगे.” 

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Sabarimala Live Updates: sabarimala protection committee calls strike Sabarimala Temple Opening Day 2, Prohibitory Orders Imposed


केरल के सबरीमाला मंदिर में महिलाओं की एंट्री पर संग्राम, आज बंद का ऐलान, इलाके में धारा 144 लागू

सबरीमाला मंदिर में एंट्री को लेकर घमासान जारी

केरल: केरल के सबरीमाला मंदिर में महिलाओं के प्रवेश को लेकर हो रहा विरोध थमने का नाम नहीं ले रहा है. सुप्रीम कोर्ट के ऐतिहासिक फ़ैसले के बाद भी केरल के सबरीमला मंदिर में 10 से 50 साल की उम्र की महिलाओं को प्रवेश नहीं मिला. प्रदर्शनकारियों के विरोध की वजह से महिलाएं मंदिर के अंदर नहीं जा सकीं. महिला श्रद्धालुओं को प्रदर्शनकारियों ने डराया, धमकाया और यहां तक कि कुछ जगहों पर महिलाओं को बस से घसीट कर निकाला. दरअसल, बुधवार को महिलाओं के प्रवेश का विरोध कर रहे कुछ लोगों ने 4 महिला पत्रकारों पर हमला कर दिया और उनकी गाड़ियों में तोड़फोड़ की. पुलिस पर पथराव किया, जिसमें 100 से ज़्यादा पुलिसकर्मी घायल हुए हैं. प्रदर्शनकारियों को खदेड़ने के लिए पुलिस ने लाठीचार्ज किया और 25 प्रदर्शनकारी गिरफ़्तार किए गए हैं. सबरीमाला मंदिर में सभी उम्र की महिलाओँ के प्रवेश के विरोध में आज दोपहर 12 बजे से 24 घंटे की हड़ताल बुलाई गई है. मंदिर के आस-पास में तनाव का माहौल है और किसी अप्रिय घटना के मद्देनजर कुछ इलाक़ों में धारा 144 लागू कर दी गई है. 

 

Kerala Sabarimala Temple Opening Day 2 Live Updates: 


त्रावणकोर देवोस्वोम बोर्ड के एक वरिष्ठ अधिकारी ने नाम न जाहिर करने की शर्त पर बताया, ‘मंदिर परिसर में अब तक 10 से 50 साल तक की कोई भी लड़की या महिला ने प्रवेश नहीं किया है.’ उच्चतम न्यायालय के फैसले पर पुनर्विचार याचिका दायर नहीं करने के केरल सरकार के फैसले के बाद कार्यकर्ताओं में गुस्सा बढ़ गया है और पहाड़ी क्षेत्र में स्थित इस मंदिर के आस-पास तनाव का माहौल बना हुआ है. पारंपरिक तौर पर 10-50 साल की महिलाओं के मंदिर में प्रवेश को वर्जित रखने के पैरोकार कार्यकर्ता राहुल ईश्वर को पम्बा में गिरफ्तार किया गया. यहीं से मंदिर जाने का रास्ता शुरू होता है. निलक्कल में बेहद तनावपूर्ण माहौल है. यहां राष्ट्रीय टीवी चैनल की महिला पत्रकारों को प्रदर्शनकारियों ने जबरन वाहन से बाहर निकालकर उनके वाहन को क्षतिग्रस्त कर दिया.

आखिर क्यों सबरीमाला मामले पर बीजेपी सांसद उदित राज ने कहा- पता नहीं देश में क्या हो रहा है

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टीवी पर प्रदर्शनकारी काले और भगवा कपड़े पहने दिख रहे हैं. उन्होंने निलक्कल से पम्बा जाने वाली महिला पत्रकारों को रोकने के लिए उनके वाहनों को क्षतिग्रस्त कर दिया. वरिष्ठ मंत्री ईपी जयराजन ने बताया कि कम से कम 10 मीडियाकर्मी घायल हुए हैं और उनके उपकरणों को नुकसान पहुंचाया गया है. मीडिया पर हुए हमले की निंदा करते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि संबंधित धाराओं के तहत संदिग्धों के खिलाफ मामले दर्ज किए जा रहे हैं. आंध्रप्रदेश की पूर्वी गोदावरी जिला निवासी माधवी शीर्ष अदालत के फैसले के बाद सबरीमला पहाड़ी पर चढ़ने वाली पहली रजस्वला आयु वर्ग की महिला है. पम्बा और आसपास के क्षेत्रों में बड़ी संख्या में पुलिस बल की तैनाती के बावजूद माधवी को बिना दर्शन किए लौटना पड़ा.

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National Investigation Agency Orders Attachment Of Zakir Naik’s Four Properties In Mumbai


Soon after, the NIA had registered a case against Zakir Naik. (File)

Mumbai: 

A special National Investigation Agency or NIA court has ordered the attachment of four properties in Mumbai belonging to absconding Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, charged under an anti-terror law.

Charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) two years ago, Zakir Naik was declared a proclaimed offender by the court in June 2017.

The NIA had then attached two flats and a commercial establishment in the city belonging to the 52-year-old televangelist.

The central agency’s application seeking permission to attach four properties in the Mazgaon area that were owned by Zakir Naik was allowed on Thursday by the special court.

The court accepted the plea after the NIA submitted that Naik, staying overseas, was trying to sell these properties since his funding from various sources has been stopped after the central agency filed a case against him.

Advocate Anand Sukhdev, who appeared for the NIA, told the court that Naik was trying to obtain citizenship in several foreign nations and therefore, was trying to raise money for the same by selling these Mazgaon properties.

In November 2016, the central government had declared Naik’s Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation as an “unlawful” association under the UAPA.

Soon after, the NIA had registered a case against Zakir Naik, accusing him of having incited many persons to take up terror activities, and promoting enmity between different religious groups in India through his public speeches and lectures. 





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Delhi Court Orders Attachment Of Vijay Mallya’s Properties In Bengaluru Over FERA Violations


Vijay Mallya has been named as a proclaimed offender for evading summons in a FERA violation case

New Delhi: 

A Delhi court has ordered the attachment of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s properties in Bengaluru in a case relating to FERA violations.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat issued fresh directions after the Bengaluru Police, through Enforcement Directorate’s special public prosecutor NK Matta and advocate Samvedna Verma, sought more time to execute its earlier order.

The Bengaluru Police had earlier informed the court that it has identified 159 properties belonging to Vijay Mallya, but has not been able to attach any of them.

Vijay Mallya has been declared a proclaimed offender by the court on January 4 for evading its summons in the case.

The court had on 8 May directed the attachment of Vijay Mallya’s properties in the case through the Bengaluru Police commissioner and sought a report on it.

It had declared Vijay Mallya a proclaimed offender for evading summons in a FERA violation case after noting that he had failed to appear despite repeated summonses.

It had on 12 April last year issued an open-ended non-bailable warrant against the liquor baron.

Unlike a non-bailable warrant, an ‘open-ended NBW’ does not carry a time limit for execution.
 





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Top Court Orders Arrest Of 3 Amrapali Directors


Amrapali Group has failed to hand over possession of flats to around 42,000 homebuyers.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a three-day police custody for three directors of the embattled real estate company Amrapali, for disobeying court orders relating to submission of documents to auditors. Pulling up the real estate developer for “playing hide and seek” with the court, the bench said, “You are playing with the dignity of this court. You are not complying with this court’s earlier orders as far as the forensic audits are concerned.” Amrapali Group directors Anil Kumar Sharma, Shiv Priya and Ajay Kumar failed to provide the documents relating to the company’s accounts to forensic auditors.

The Supreme Court had, in its hearing last month, asked for a list of unencumbered assets of the company’s directors. It also ordered a forensic audit of the real estate firm and its promoters to gauge the extent of financial wrong-doings.

In Tuesday’s order, the top court asked the police in Delhi, Noida and Greater Noida to coordinate with one another, and take the three directors into custody for seizure of all documents, which are to be handed over to forensic auditors.

“Why the documents related to forensic audits have not been submitted to the auditors yet? You are deliberately attempting not to comply with the court’s orders,” said the bench of Justices Arun Mishra and UU Lalit.

Amrapali Group has failed to hand over possession of flats to around 42,000 homebuyers. The property developer has been facing the wrath of the Supreme Court after homebuyers moved the court for not getting their flats delivered on time.

The next hearing is scheduled for October 24.





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Tribunal Orders Nirav Modi From Disposing Immovable Properties


Nirav Modi is wanted for a Rs. 13,000 crore fraud involving fake guarantees in the name of PNB.

New Delhi: 

The appellate tribunal against money laundering yesterday directed fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and others, accused of siphoning of Rs 6498.20 crore from PNB and UBI consortium, not to dispose or create third party interest in their 21 immovable properties.

Justice Manmohan Singh, chairman of Appellate Tribunal on Prevention of Money Laundering Act, said Nirav Modi is “not trustworthy” as he had fled from the country, and banks’ right to recover the public money has to be protected.

Granting relief to PNB and UBI consortium, Justice Singh said, “As far as the interim order at present sought by the appellant Punjab National Bank is concerned. I am of the considered view that strong prima-facie case has been made out against Nirav Modi, Ami Nirav Modi and others who are liable to the same with regard to 21 properties.”

“Under these circumstances, I direct that the respondent (Nirav Modi and others) shall maintain the status quo in relation to the said property and particularly Nirav Modi, Ami Nirav Modi and other respondents shall not dispose of or create third party interest in respect of 21 immovable properties … having fair market value of Rs 532.72 crore were personally attached of the said respondent here as the prima facie, I am of the view that the bank is entitle to receive the amount after sale proceeds,” Justice Singh said.

Referring to the gamut of the matter, the tribunal said it was of the view that Nirav Modi was not “trustworthy who ran away from this country after cheating the banks and citizens of this country. The Government through various agencies have taken many steps to bring him back to home country.”

It noted that there was an apprehension that Nirav Modi may try to alter the present status of movable and immovable properties and said the public sector banks, who have been cheated by him, are victim parties.

“Their money is a clean money, it must come to the banks. Most of these are public sector banks. It is the public money,” the tribunal said.

The PNB and UBI consortium have filed the appeal in the tribunal seeking maintenance of the “status quo” in relation to all the properties owned by Nirav Modi and others who have been made accused in cases lodged by CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

As per the CBI’s FIR, three firms — M/s Diamond RUS, M/s Solar Export and M/s Stellar Diamond — were involved in the banking fraud and siphoned off money Rs 2210.61 crore, Rs 2215.88 crore and Rs 2134.71 crore respectively.

The funds were obtained by these firms by cheating PNB bank to fraudulently obtain Letter of undertakings (LOUs) , it said, adding, “The total proceeds of crime in respect of all the said three Nirav Modi firms/entities arrived at Rs 6498.20 crore.”

The tribunal, while granting interim relief to Banks, issued notices to ED, Nirav Modi and others and fixed the appeal of banks for final disposal on December 10.

An FIR was lodged by the CBI on the complaint of PNB, alleging that three Nirav Modi firms have fraudulently got issued a total of 150 LOUs aggregating to Rs 6498.20 crores during the period from February to May, 2017.

Later, ED registered a separate case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Nirav Modi and others.





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Kangaroo Court In Bengal’s Malda Orders Man To Be Burnt Alive, 3 Arrested


The family lodged a complaint with police following which arrests were made (Representational)

Malda: 

A group of people tried to burn alive a 29-year-old man following an order of a kangaroo court over a land dispute in Malda district of West Bengal, an official said on Thursday.

Mondal Hansda was set afire by the attackers after tying his limbs in Kendpukur village on Wednesday night but was rescued by his family members and rushed to a hospital, where his condition was stated to be serious.

Three persons, including a local community chief who held the kangaroo court, were later arrested, Habibpur Block Development Officer Shubhajit Jana said.

Mr Hansda and his aunt have been locked in a land dispute for long and the kangaroo court was held to settle the disagreement. It held the man guilty.

Following the order of the community chief, some people tied the hands and legs of Mr Hansda, poured kerosene on him and set him on fire, Mr Jana said.

His family members doused the fire and hospitalised him, he said.

They also lodged a complaint with the police following which the arrests were made.





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International Court Of Justice Orders US To Ensure Iran Sanctions Don’t Hit Humanitarian Aid


The Hague: 

The World Court ordered the United States today to ensure that sanctions against Iran do not impact humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety.

Judges at the International Court Of Justice handed a victory to Tehran, which had argued that sanctions imposed since May by the administration of US President Donald Trump violate the terms of a 1955 Treaty of Amity between the two countries.

The ruling is likely to have at most limited practical impact on the implementation of sanctions, which Washington is reimposing and tightening after pulling out of a 2015 nuclear deal that Iran signed with world powers.

The ICJ is the United Nations’ highest court for resolving disputes between nations. Its rulings are binding, but it has no power to enforce them, and both the United States and Iran have effectively ignored its decisions in the past in cases they have brought against each other.

The court found that assurances offered by Washington in August that it would do its best to ensure sanctions would not affect humanitarian conditions were “not adequate to address fully the humanitarian and safety concerns raised” by Iran.

“The court considers that the United States must, in line with its obligations under the 1955 treaty, remove by means of its choosing any impediment arising from the measures announced on 8 May 2018,” said Presiding Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf, reading a summary of a ruling by the 15-member panel of justices.

The sanctions may not hurt “exportation to the territory of Iran of goods required for humanitarian needs such as medicines, medical devices and foodstuffs and agricultural commodities as well as goods and services required for the safety of civil aviation,” he said.

Washington argued last month that Iran’s request was an attempt to misuse the court and that the 1955 treaty specifically ruled out using courts to resolve disputes.

The treaty was signed long before Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution which turned the two countries into arch foes.

US State Department Legal Adviser Jennifer Newstead had said Iran’s real quarrel was Iran’s frustration over US plans to pull out of the 2015 nuclear pact, under which Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.

The unilateral US move has been opposed by the other countries that are party to the agreement, including Washington’s close European allies Britain, France and Germany as well as Russia and China.

Despite international criticism, Washington is pushing ahead with the measures. A new series of sanctions is due to go into effect Nov. 4 aimed at sharply curtailing Iranian oil exports.

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One Killed In Train Derailment In Tamil Nadu, Railway Orders Probe


Train movement was not affected, multidisciplinary inquiry ordered. (Representational)

Chennai: 

Two separate incidents of train derailment occurred in Chennai on Tuesday, with one person dying after a container fell on him, officials said. The Southern Railway has ordered a multidisciplinary probe into the matter, they said.

According to Southern Railway officials, a goods train “rolled back” at Ambattur railway station in the city, leading to derailment of a brake van and a wagon before they hit a weigh bridge and a container.

“One person sitting beneath the weigh bridge died after the container (on the bridge) fell on him,” an official said.

Certain ‘heavy’ goods trains can move with the slightest momentum, officials said.

Train movement was not affected and a multidisciplinary inquiry at officer level has been ordered, officials added.

In a separate incident at Egmore, an empty coach of an express train proceeding to the yard derailed.

“The empty rake hit a shunting engine and in the side collision, one pair of wheels of eighth coach from the engine derailed,” they said.

Nobody was injured in the incident that occurred this morning but it resulted in delay of some services.

Though officials had initially said that there was no disruption in movement of rail traffic, they later clarified that five in-bound trains suffered delay “ranging between 30 to 70 minutes,” while one service was ‘short-terminated’ at Tambaram, a southern terminal about 25 km from Egmore.

Rail traffic was later restored, they added.





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F1: Hamilton Wins Russian GP As Mercedes Orders Bottas To Move Aside


The Mercedes team ordered Valtteri Bottas to allow Lewis Hamilton to pass in a bid to avoid competition against Sebastian Vettel.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took a flawless win in the 2018 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, extending his lead for the championship title. The Briton started second on the grid and managed won the race ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas by a margin of 2.545s. Hamilton’s victory though comes amidst Mercedes’ team orders asking Bottas to move aside. The latter started on pole and was running for the race lead behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen when the Bottas was asked to let Hamilton as the Briton had Sebastian Vettel on his tail.

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(Hamilton passed Bottas on Lap 25 after the team asked the latter to move aside)

With Hamilton adding another to his name this season, the Mercedes driver now leads the championship with a comfortable 50 points over Vettel. The Ferrari driver finished third after being unable to pass Bottas for P2, while teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished a distant fourth ahead of Max Verstappen.

It was a front row lock for Mercedes at Sochi after Bottas and Hamilton led qualifying. The Fin driver started pole and defended his lead through the opening lap. Vettel had a good start and even passed Hamilton for second but the driver managed to retake the position in Bottas’ slipstream. While Vettel did attack Hamilton over the next few laps, the latter defended his position.

Bottas was the first of the race leaders to pit on Lap 12 followed by Vettel a lap later. Mercedes kept Hamilton out for another lap and took the lead as Bottas and Vettel joined back at P2 and P3 respectively. Mercedes asked Bottas to slow down to reduce Vettel’s pace but the latter was quick to pass the second W09 and later Hamilton’s too. Hamilton though retaliated and passed Vettel once again at Turn 2 as the race was reaching the half-point.

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(Bottas finished second behind Hamilton, fending competition from Vettel)

Meanwhile, Verstappen stepped up to the lead ahead of Bottas, Hamilton and Vettel. On Lap 25, Mercedes asked Bottas to let Hamilton through at Turn 13. Hamilton did not immediately start attacking Verstappen for the lead, a decision Bottas wasn’t too happy with; but Mercedes conveyed to him that it needed to be done to secure Hamilton’s position.

Verstappen who started 19th on the grid, looked at his dominant best, rising up to fifth in just seven laps. A podium finish looked in sight for the Red Bull racer as Hamilton was closing in. The Mercedes cars pitted on Lap 42 while Verstappen followed suit a lap later. The Red Bull joined back fourth behind Vettel while the W09s were back in 1-2.

Creating a healthy margin over Vettel, Bottas indicated to the team if they would let him back ahead but was told they would maintain position. Hamilton continued to lead until the chequered flag followed by Bottas and Vettel on the podium. The last stages saw Verstappen lost pace and finished fifth below Raikkonen, and was joined by teammate Daniel Ricciardo who took P6.

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(Despite starting 19th, Verstappen finished 5th followed by Ricciardo at P6)

Freshly inducted into Ferrari for 2019, Charles Leclerc finished an impressive seventh after as high as fifth in the race. The last three spots on the top 10 lists were taken by Kevin Magnussen for Haas, while Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez took the last set of points for Racing Point Force India.

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The Russian GP saw two retirements including both Torro Rosso cars of Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley. Both drivers were involved in spins independent from each other early in the race and retired the cars back in the pits.

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