Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicBhima Koregaon violence

Topic: Bhima Koregaon violence

Stan Swamy death ‘institutional murder by inhuman state’, kin of Bhima Koregaon accused say

Stan Swamy, 84, an accused in Elgar Parishad case, died at Mumbai’s Holy Family Hospital where he was admitted on 29 May following a Bombay HC order.

Bombay HC seeks NIA reply on bail plea of activist Sudha Bharadwaj in Bhima Koregaon case

Bharadwaj, who was arrested on 28 August 2018, had sought default bail contending the trial judge wasn't authorised to take cognisance of the 2019 charge sheet filed against her.

‘Left to die’: Families of Bhima Koregaon accused demand their release, say jail conditions poor

The families and friends of Bhima Koregaon prisoners organised a webinar Friday to highlight the deteriorating health of the prisoners and unhygienic conditions in jails.

UK MPs, Nobel laureates urge India to free jailed Bhima Koregaon activists ‘in grave danger’

Letter says 'human rights defenders' awaiting trials in jails have developed health issues because of 'neglect, absence of proper medical care, deplorable hygiene conditions'.

Bombay HC relied on this Supreme Court order in a UAPA case to grant bail to Varavara Rao

Varavara Rao, accused in Bhima Koregaon violence case, has been granted bail for 6 months. HC said an undertrial’s health can't be ignored just because he is accused of a serious offence.

Bhima Koregaon suspect’s laptop was hacked to plant evidence, US firm claims. NIA rejects it

According to a Washington Post report, digital forensics firm Arsenal Consulting found activist Rona Wilson's laptop was hacked and 10 incriminating letters planted. NIA calls it 'distortion of facts'.

Stan Swamy has sipper, allegations against jail authorities unfair, Maharashtra minister says

Satej Patil, Maharashtra’s Minister of State for Home, also said that state government was willing to transfer the detained activist to a private hospital if needed

Wait for straw, sipper gets longer for Stan Swamy, who has Parkinson’s disease & is in jail

Stan Swamy, in jail in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence, files fresh application seeking a straw and sipper after NIA denies seizing it. Matter will be heard on 4 December.

2 years, 3 charge sheets & 16 arrests — Why Bhima Koregaon accused are still in jail

Since 2018, stringent UAPA rules, SC’s Zahoor Watali order, NIA takeover and allegedly ‘inadmissible’ evidence has made sure that all accused remain in custody.

Navlakha sought mercy for ISI spy Fai convicted in US, NIA charge sheet says

The NIA says Gautam Navlakha met Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, convicted by FBI, on several occasions and was assigned to ‘unite intellectuals against govt forces to defeat them’. 

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Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

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India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.