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Babri Masjid demolition case: Charges framed against Kalyan Singh, granted bail

A Special CBI court in Lucknow framed charges against BJP leader Kalyan Singh in Babri Masjid demolition case and granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh.

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A Special CBI court in Lucknow today – Friday, Sep 27 – framed charges against former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.

He was then granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh.

Singh was summoned to the court recently to stand trial, after his tenure as Governor of Rajasthan and the Constitutional immunity attached to the post came to an end.

“We have been apprised that a new Governor has been appointed in Rajasthan and Kalyan Singh has been relieved from the duties of his position. Taking suo motu cognizance of this, the court directs CBI to issue summon for Kalyan Singh’s presence in the court on September 27,” the court had said in the order.

Singh, 87, had re-joined BJP earlier in September after the end of his tenure as Governor. The Lodh leader was the Chief Minister, when Hindutva activists demolished the Mughal-era mosque in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. Several BJP leaders apart from Singh were accused in the case. These include LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti.

Singh faces trial under various clauses of the Indian Penal Code: 153A, 153B, 295, 295A, 505 and 120B. These relate to promoting enmity between different groups; imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration; statements conducing to public mischief; injuring or defiling place of worship; deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings and criminal conspiracy.

His grandson Sandeep Singh, a Minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, was by his side.

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Nitish Kumar hints at inquiry into IAS officer’s want condoms remarks, officer apologizes after social media outrage

The Nation Commission for Woman has sought an explanation from the senior bureaucrat for her insensitive conduct.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday hinted at an inquiry into senior woman IAS officer Harjot Kaur Bumrah’s want condom remarks, two days after social media outrage over her response to a girl’s demand for free sanitary napkins during a seminar in Sashakt Beti, Samriddh Bihar in the state capital Patna.

Responding to a journalist’s query about the National Commission for Women (NCW) notice on Bumrah, Kumar said the orders are in place to inquire into the issue, which he learnt about from newspapers. If the IAS officer’s behaviour is found to be against that spirit, action will be taken against her, Bihar Chief Minister told the reporters.

The officer has issued an apology for her controversial remarks that arose after a video footage of the function held on September 27 went viral on social media. Her remarks triggered a massive social media outrage.

Additional Chief Secretary ranks officer’s remarks came at a state-level workshop organised in collaboration with UNICEF. After the video of the workshop went viral, social media users slammed the IAS for her condom reference to the valid question.

Following the incident, the NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma wrote to Harjot Kaur and asked her to submit her explanation to the woman panel within seven days.

Responding to a girl’s question, which got applauded by the audience, IAS Harjot Kaur Bamhrah, the managing director of Bihar’s Women Development Corporation, said today she asked for sanitary pads and in future, she will also ask the government for free condoms. Why do people need everything for free, she further asked saying this mentality is incorrect. If the government could provide free sanitary pads to girls as it is providing numerous other facilities for free, the girl had asked the Bihar IAS officer.

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Lok Sabha Election 2024: Is Meghalaya Govenor Satyapal Malik joining RLD after his retirement?

Satya Pal Malik was appointed as Bihar Governor in 2017 and then sent to Jammu and Kashmir but removed the abrogation of Article 370. Currently, he is the Governor of Meghalaya.

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Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik is set to retire next month but speculations about his next political innings with Jayant Choudhary’s Rashtriya Lok Dal are doing rounds on social media. There is also news that he will contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections are also doing rounds on social media.

In the midst of speculations about him, Malik, who has been attacking the PM Modi government since the passing of farm laws in the parliament, will share the stage with RLD president Chaudhary Jayant at the Kisan Sammelan to be held in Muzaffarnagar’s Shamli on October 3. He will also attend a farmers’ conference in Aligarh on October 2.

Malik could join the RLD after retirement and also contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. He is eyeing to Kairana Lok Sabha seat in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh. Currently, the BJP is holding this Lok Sabha seat, reports claimed.

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Malik was appointed as Bihar Governor in 2017 and then sent to Jammu and Kashmir but removed the abrogation of Article 370. Currently, he is the Governor of Meghalaya.

Right after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it was reported that Satyapal Malik had a desire to contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2009, 2014 and 2019, which has not been fulfilled yet. Since then he has been criticizing almost every policy of the government.

Two weeks ago, Malik had claimed that people had indicated that he would be made vice president if he stopped speaking against the centre. He had also praised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for taking out the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Speaking on changing the name of Rajpath, Malik had said Rajpath was a good name while the name Kartayva Path sounds like a mantra.

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Not Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Lord Mahakal chaired cabinet meeting, first time in Ujjain, ahead of PM Modi’s visit

For the first time, a cabinet meeting was chaired by the Mahakaal, a reincarnation of Lord Shiva, in in the religious city of Ujjain.

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For the first time, a cabinet meeting was chaired by the Mahakal, a reincarnation of Lord Shiva, in the religious city of Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain.

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a cabinet meeting with a portrait of the Mahakal deity taking the centre stage.

Lord Mahakal, traditionally believed to be the king of Ujjain, on Tuesday, chaired the Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cabinet meeting, first time in Ujjain, which is home to the famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Chairing the first meeting of Madhya Pradesh’s newly formed cabinet, Chouhan said it is Mahakal Maharaj’s government which is the king here and all his servants have come for a meeting on Mahakal Maharaj’s soil.

The cabinet meeting was held to discuss the expansion of the Mahakaleshwar temple. Many decisions have been taken in the meeting.

The state cabinet named the complex as Mahakal Lok and also announced a local holiday in Ujjain on October 11.

PM Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Mahakaleshwar Temple Corridor project on October 11.

The 900-metre corridor will have around 200 statues and murals related to Shiva, Shakti and other religious entities.

The construction worth Rs 351 crore has been completed in the first phase of the project. While another Rs 310.22 crore will be spent in the second phase.

Chouhan said the work is underway to divert the contaminated water from factories. The cabinet also decided to build a riverfront on the banks of the Shipra river, he said.

The government will start Mahakal Police Band in which 36 new posts will be offered and it will be used during festive seasons in the state, he also said.

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