Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicElgar Parishad

Topic: Elgar Parishad

‘Give Gautam Navlakha speedy trial, bail,’ says rights body, wants NIA off Bhima Koregaon case

Delhi-based civil liberties group Peoples Union for Democratic Rights seeks immediate bail and fair trial for all accused in Bhima Koregaon case, calls for repeal of UAPA.

Bombay HC extends Bhima Koregaon-accused Varavara Rao’s time to surrender till 28 Feb

Rao, 83, is on a temporary release from jail since Feb last year due to ill-health. He was due to surrender on 5 September but has been granted extension several times on various grounds.

Activist Sudha Bharadwaj walks out of jail after 3 years

Bharadwaj was one of the 16 activists and academicians arrested in the Elgar Parishad case in August 2018 under the stringent UAPA. She was kept in Byculla women's jail in Mumbai.

Court allows Sudha Bharadwaj’s release from jail on furnishing surety of Rs 50,000

Other conditions laid down by the special court for Bharadwaj's release include that she shall reside in the jurisdiction of the court and cannot leave Mumbai without its permission.

Bombay HC grants default bail to activist Sudha Bharadwaj in Bhima Koregaon case

Bharadwaj has been in custody as an undertrial since her arrest in 2018. The high court, however, rejected the default bail pleas of co-accused Sudhir Dhawale and 7 others.

Bhima Koregaon accused Navlakha moves Bombay HC for house arrest instead of prison custody

Activist Gautam Navlakha, who is currently lodged in Taloja prison, also sought that the HC direct jail authorities to get him medically examined for a lump developed in his chest.

NIA draft charges claim accused wanted to ‘wage war against nation’ in Elgar Parishad case

The draft lays down 17 charges against 15 accused and want them to be charged under various sections of UAPA & IPC. NIA has also alleged the accused of being CPI (Maoist) members.

‘Never anticipated this would happen’ — Bombay HC says on Stan Swamy’s death in custody

While hearing Stan Swamy's bail appeals posthumously, the high court described the Jesuit priest as 'a wonderful man' and said it has great respect for his work.

Bhima Koregaon accused observe hunger strike in jail over ‘institutional murder’ of Stan Swamy

The statement released by the Elgar case prisoners alleged that the NIA and Taloja jail's former superintendent Kaustubh Kurlekar never missed a single opportunity to 'harass' Swamy.

Death of activist Stan Swamy ‘devastating’, EU, UN human rights officials say

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders said Swamy was arrested on false charges of terrorism and criticised jailing human rights defenders as 'inexcusable'.

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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

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

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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.
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