Minister says SHO, cops threatening whistleblowers, sex abuse victims

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Delhi health minister Kiran Walia has alleged that the whistleblowers in the case of sexual abuse of three minors by a cab driver are facing threat from the police. Demanding the suspension of the station house officer (SHO) of the Prasad Nagar police station, she said that she would seek intervention of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) in the case.

Prof. Walia has also sought protection of the victims, saying that they are under threat. Infuriated by the police threats to whistle blowers Subhash Nagar and one Vijay Kumar, who came to the rescue of the victims and their mother, she urged the police commissioner to take stringent action against the alleged officials and the SHO. Cab driver Lalit Ratawal was arrested on September 17 for allegedly raping a minor girl and sodomising her two brothers for about one-and-a-half years.
In a statement released to the media, Prof. Walia said, “it is not understood that when the matter of sodomy and rape of three schoolchildren has been handed over to the crime branch, why the local police, the SHO and his men are visiting the neighbours and relatives of the victims and harassing them”.

Caste census from June to Sept. 2011: Finally india geared up for Caste devide

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The Centre will carry out the first caste-based census exercise in the country between June and September next year.
Union home minister P. Chidambaram said the government has decided that “caste will be canvassed without affecting the integrity of the head count of Census 2011”.

“Accordingly, it was decided that caste will be canvassed through a separate house-to-house survey between June and September 2011,” he said while speaking at a press conference on Friday.
Conceding the demands raised by several political parties, the Centre had last month decided to carry out a separate caste census next year. Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee had said in Parliament recently that all political parties had supported the idea of including caste in the census and that there was no need for any “apprehension” over the issue.
Mr Mukherjee’s assurance had come after leaders of the BJP, JD(U), BSP and Samajwadi Party wanted to know what had happened to the government’s promise to carry out a caste census. The group of ministers set up to examine the issue had opined that a caste census should be carried out during the house enumeration exercise.

Is India changing, slowly maturing or adjusted for Attrocites

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It is a big relief that the country as a whole has responded maturely and peacefully to the rather complicated verdict delivered on Thursday by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on the Ayodhya title suits. Under the watchful eyes of armies of securitymen and alert administrations, cities and towns across the land by and large went on with their lives: even in so-called trouble-prone metros like Mumbai and Hyderabad it was mostly just another normal day. In fact, it almost seemed like a pacifist’s dream come true when, compared with the unseemly days of the early ’90s when the Ayodhya controversy spilt much blood on the streets. This sedate reaction did have much to do with the nature of the verdict, which had something for everyone. This ensured that disappointment and elation remained at manageable levels. While some legal brains have poked fun at the verdict as “panchayati” justice (though since when did the word ‘panchayat’ become such a slur in mostly-rural India?), the fact remains that it was clever and nuanced enough to keep extreme reactions at bay.
Praise is also due to the governments at the Centre and in the different states who, for once, coordinated and cooperated in an effective manner to ensure that things did not go out of hand. All governments, including those rules by stakeholders in the Ayodhya dispute, stayed focused on preventing trouble in the streets, and they succeeded. This makes it all the more evident that when governments decide to act effectively, they can ensure that peace is maintained even in the most trying circumstances. The political parties and religious organisations too kept their promise (though some were clearly itching for a session of chest-thumping or breast-beating) and spoke in a reasonable manner about their misgivings and or indeed satisfaction over the verdict. But all this would have come to naught if the country’s much-touted but rarely-understood aam aadmi had not cooperated. It were ordinary citizens, whose main interest always lies in making a living (unless insidiously provoked otherwise), who ensured that the verdict on the decades-old Ayodhya dispute did not trigger violence. The candid photograph of a Hindu and a Muslim in Ayodhya having a quiet laugh is a snapshot of the way India’s citizenry reacted to the verdict. They may have their opinions, and sharp ones at that, but they did not allow these to disrupt the lives of their neighbours. All this is a pointer that India might have changed, perhaps very substantially, from the early ’90s when communities eyed each other with suspicion and were ready to jump at each other’s throats at the slightest provocation. It is not that religious identities don’t have significance any more. They do. But in election after election in recent times, people have shown that what matters to them more are the “sadak-pani-bijli” issues rather than disputes about shrines. Also, a new generation has grown up after the Babri Masjid was demolished in December 1992 that subscribes more to dreams engendered by liberalisation rather than apocalyptic visions of religious fervour.

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Who is the Culprit: Court’s verdict puts 2 mothers to agony

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Judgement did not console Ayesha'smother... why? is there any other Factors affected the Decision...

she finds fault with the Police investigation.. who are careless in FIR, and find Evidences from the Scene of Affence.. left the real victims to stay out of the investigation...

who are the people behind???

Sept. 29: The judgment in the B. Pharmacy student Ayesha Meera’s murder case left behind profound grief and agony for two mothers, belonging to poor and middle class families.

Pidatala Mariyamma, poor and physically weak woman, fainted within 10 minutes of the verdict delivered in the court on Wednesday. Mariyamma has been insisting that her son Satyambabu was innocent and did not indulge in the murder of Ayesha. But, her voiced went unnoticed either by the police or by the government. The woman has been living with her son Satyambabu and daughter Satyavati in Anasagaram village near Nandigama.

But, her life was transformed into hell with the police picking up her son in mobilephones robbery case in August 2008. Many times she alleged that police falsely implicated him in the murder case.

Finally, the court convicted him, and sentencing him for life. Ayesha Meera’s mother Shamshad Begam had undergone deep agony since December 2007 when her daughter was murdered and not been able to recover from the rude shock. She questioned why the police did not take action against the hostel management for the brutal murder of the girl on the hostel premises. She said, “I joined my daughter in the hostel with a confidence of pursuing B. Pharmacy in the local college, Ibrahimpatnam. Shamshad Begam alleged that influential Congress leader’s family members committed the heinous crime followed by rape.

She began a relentless battle to prove the guilt of the perpetrators and has been meeting the government officials, ministers, media studios and NGOs seeking justice. She, however, was disappointed with the judgment on Wednesday. “I knew the real culprits would go scot-free and innocent would be punished.”

Shamshad Begam, a resident of Tenali, admitted her daughter in the Durga Women’s Hostel in Ibrah-impatnam in 2007. Unfortunately, the girl’s life ended with brutal murder followed by rape.

Satyambabu has had an attack of G B Syndrome in 2008.

Satyam " Vadha" ... Dhramam ." Cheda"

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Ayesha murderer gets life sentence

A rare Incident In the History Indian Judicary..... basing Only 2 Scientific findings... Judgement is deliverd...

finally.. A Dalit is denied for Freedom from Injustice.. of the Elite

Sept. 29: The prime accused in B. Pharm student Ayesha Meera’s murder case, P. Satyambabu, was given life imprisonment. “He is innocent and has been implicated in the case,” said Satyambabu’s mother Mariyamma, who fainted after hearing the verdict.

Several hundred activists of Dalit organisations and representatives of civil society associations also gathered at the court premises and shouted slogans against the judgment terming it flawed. Satyambabu was brought to the court in a wheel chair in the morning amidst tight security.

The 23-year-old is suffering from GB Syndrome, which has paralysed his legs and affected his nervous system. He is being treated in NIMS, Hyderabad, for the last one year. Earlier, the additional public prosecutor, Ms G. Uma, said the convict deserved the capital punishment since he raped the girl after the murder.

The judge, who pronounced the youth guilty, took a three hour break before announcing the sentence. Satyambabu was picked up by the police on August 17, 2008, in Anasagaram village of Nandigama mandal for stealing mobile phones. The police claimed that during the course of interrogation, he confessed to murdering Ayesha Meera.
Sleuths collected fingerprints, DNA samples, papers with the handwriting of Satyambabu and circumstantial evidence and produced it in the court. More than 34 witnesses were examined. Ibrahimpatnam police had earlier arrested one Gurvinder Singh alias Laddu of Vijayawada suspecting his involvement in the murder. However, police later dropped the case against him because of the hue and cry raised by civil society organisations.

“Today’s verdict has pained the mother of Ayesha Meera as well as the mother of Satyambabu,” said the advocate, Ms V.V.N. Rajya Lakshmi. “Such verdicts will damage the credibility of the judiciary.” She added that the forensic report in the case was issued by an official who was caught by the anti-corruption bureau while accepting bribe in Hyderabad very recently.

“Police presented fabricated evidence to punish the innocent and save the culprits,” she said. The defence lawyer, Mr P Srinivas, said he would appeal in the High Court against the judgment.

Meanwhile, representatives of Mala Mahanadu, OPDR, Sree Vimukthi, PDSU, PDSO, Mala Sankshema Sangham, Rytu Coolie Sangham and Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samaakhya present at the court premises shouted slogans criticising the verdict. A Dalit activist B. Rama Prasad also climbed the gate of the court main gate and closed it to express his protest. “A poor Dalit has been implicated in the case while the real culprits have escaped,” he said.


Superstar Rajinikanth's younger daughter Soundarya tied the knot with Ashwin

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Superstar Rajinikanth's younger daughter Soundarya tied the knot with Ashwin, a Chennai based entrepreneur at a high profile ceremony at Rani Meyammai Hall in Chennai today.


Sex scandal in telugu film Industry:Actors found in city brothel houses

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Sex scandal in telugu film Industry:Actors found in city brothel

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Hyderabad, Aug. 23: Police “rescued” film actors Saira Banu and L. Jyothi, who were apparently involved in a sex racket, in a sting operation on Sunday night. A film producer and other film personnel were arrested among others.

The duo — termed as “sex workers” in the remand report diary —were produced in court and made witnesses in the case and later released. Both denied that they were involved in the racket.

The police also found cell phone numbers of several film stars and politicians from the call logs of the witnesses and accused.

Saira Banu has acted in films like Bommarillu, a superhit, Aarojay, 100 crores, Tic, Tic, Tic and Inkosari. Jyothi has acted in Pellam Urelithe, Andaru Dongale, Evari Gola Varide. Saira was also a TV anchor for some time.

Task Force police raided Spring Heaven Apartments at Umanagar area of Kundanbagh on Sunday night and arrested six people including a film producer, Juvvala Raju. and an Uzbekistan woman identified as Sabrina Baeriddinova Shodmo-nava, 25. Raju, 35, has produced two Kannada films including L Board that was later remade into Telugu.

The other persons arrested were R. Veeranna, 39, a costume designer from Yellareddyguda, K. Ravi Chandu, 29, artist coordinator from Kukatpally, Neelamani, 48, a maid servant, and Narasimha Murthy, the driver


Andhra Pradesh Ousted Vice-chancellor may face criminal proceedings

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Andhra pradesh: The state government is contemplating to initiate criminal proceedings against sacked vice-chancellor of Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU) P. Kusuma Kumari as per the report submitted by retired high court judge A. Hanumanthu.

It may be mentioned here that the state government had ordered a single member judicial inquiry committee chaired by judge A. Hanumanthu to probe into the irregularities allegedly committed by Kusuma Kumari in the recruitment of 23 assistant professors by flouting the AP Universities Act in March.

Apart from illegal appointments, the judge found that Kusuma Kumari had failed to place the report against K. Chiranjeevi Reddy before executive council members.

Chiranjeevi Reddy, correspondent of Suseela College of Education, was found guilty when the SKU dean of UG exams, Prof. S. Shankar Naik, caught him redhanded while writing the B.Ed examination on behalf of Chiranjeevi Reddy at the latter’s college in August 2008.

The three-member probe committee appointed by SKU authorities confirmed that it was a clear case of impersonation. A criminal case was also filed against him in Anantapur rural police station.

Justice Hanumanthu found that Kusuma Kumari had failed to take action against Chiranjeevi Reddy. Government is also considering prosecuting her for committing many financial irregularities in her day-to-day administration. It will also initiate prosecution for committing illegality in appointing three persons in the Centre for social exclusion and inclusive policy which is more than notified under the 11th plan scheme.

Meanwhile, Kusuma Kumari and 23 assistant professors who secured jobs in the recruitment drive, are planning to move court against government’s decision.

Highly placed sources in the higher education department said that the sacking of Kusuma Kumari was a warning to other tainted professors in various universities and Chancellor, Mr E.S.L. Narasimhan, who was determined to free universities from politics and irregularities, would initiate probe committees against the Rayalaseema University and Dravidian University for offering Ph.D courses in the distant mode without the UGC’s consent besides other financial irregularities.

It is learnt that a similar probe would be started against Kakatiya University authorities for allegedly appointing Warangal MP Siricilla Rajaiah’s wife Madhavi as an assistant professor, flouting norms. Tainted university officials are lobbying through ruling party leaders to obstruct probe committees against them.

Vidya to star with Ajay and Anil

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Priyadarshan is so impressed with Vidya Balan that he plans to cast her in yet another adventure flick. Our source said, “Vidya shot for an ad recently with Priyadarshan. The two met after a long time and had lot of catching up to do. That is when he broached the topic of this film where he wanted to cast her in the lead. Ratan Jain is the producer of the film.”

If all goes well, Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn will play the male leads in this film that is yet to be titled. “But Vidya’s role will be special, the details of which are being worked out. Ever since they did Bhool Bhulaiyya, Priyan has been wanting to work with Vidya again. He is hoping to start the film soon.”

Priyadarshan is currently looking forward to the release of his Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna and Bipasha Basu starrer Aakrosh

Sajid khan to work with SRK, Akki

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Secure in the knowledge that his sophomore effort, Housefull (Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta) opened to full houses, Sajid Khan has re-entered the television arena. But he underlines the fact that his passion for films is alive and kicking.

“After my film Housefull, I am working on two scripts. The first of the two films will go on the floors by March or April 2011,” reveals Sajid.

The motormouth director also reveals, “One of the two films will be an action-packed film — something one does not expect from Sajid (interestingly, he speaks about himself in the third person). The film is going to be very entertaining. The other film will have the Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh jodi and will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.”

But Sajid has even grander plans up his sleeve. He had made Shah Rukh perform a special dance item in his film, Heyy Babyy. He says, “My dream is to bring Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan together in a film. If SRK agrees, I would love to direct both of them in my film.

Shah Rukh Khan and Bhansali patch up again

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All is finally well between Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shah Rukh Khan. After the much talked about war between SRK and Bhansali when their films On Shanti Om and Saawariya clashed at the box office, they shared cold vibes. Both of them tried to put the other down and the once-close director and actor were no longer friends. Although SRK won the war with Om Shanti Om proving to be a huge hit while Saawariya turned out to be a box office dud, they have moved on since. Now Bhansali’s promos of Guzaarish will be released in the theatres along with We Are Family.

Our sources said, “It all started with SRK and Bhansali breaking the ice when they came face to face at a suburban studio. Bhansali was shooting for Guzaarish while SRK was at the studio for an ad film. After that Farah Khan met up with Bhansali and they had a long chat. Farah even sent biryani to Bhansali as it is one of his favourite foods. Now SRK’s closest friend Karan Johar will include the promos of Bhansali’s Hrithik-Aishwarya Rai starrer in We Are Family which releases on September 3. It means that finally relations are back to being cordial between the Khan camp and Bhansali.”

Let’s hope that all remains well and Bhansali and SRK come together for another magnum opus like Devdas.

Centre prepares Bill to protect whistleblowers: RTI affect

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The government is ready with a draft Bill, which aims to protect whistleblowers who raise the alarm over corruption in Central government ministries and offices, and agencies or institutions under them. The draft legislation, which is called ‘The Public Interest Disclosure (Protection of Informers) Bill 2010’, is high on the agenda of the Union Cabinet at its meeting here on Thursday.

Sources said the Cabinet, which will meet on Thursday, is likely to consider the proposal of the department of public grievances to enact a law to protect whistleblowers. A source said: “The draft law — The Public Interest Disclosure (Protection of Informers) Bill 2010 — is high on the agenda of the Cabinet meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.”

The agenda note says provision will be made in the Bill to make the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) the designated authority to which complaints against any Central government employee or Central government-backed institution can be made by whistleblowers, and adequate protection will be provided.

The Bill, if cleared by the Cabinet and thereafter passed by Parliament, will go a long way in helping those who who make public interest disclosures, sources said.

Congress sends stern warning to dissidents AP ; Surekha faces music

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In a loud and clear message to the Kadapa MP, Mr Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Congress high command on Wednesday decided to initiate disciplinary action against his diehard loyalist and MLA, Ms Konda Surekha, for her outburst against the Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah.

The AICC has asked the PCC disciplinary committee chairman, Mr Kantei Suryanarayana Raju, to issue a show-cause notice to Ms Surekha, MLA from Parakala and former minister, asking why action should not be taken against her for her critical remarks on the party and its leaders.

Ms Konda Surekha, who resigned last year addressed a media conference on Tuesday at which she described the functioning of the state government as awful.

“We will give her a week to reply and we will decide the next course of action after going through her reply,’’ said Mr Raju.

Earlier, the AICC had suspended the former MLA, Mr Ambati Rambabu, from the party and had removed Mr Gattu Ramachandra Rao from the post of general secretary of the AP Congress Kisan Cell.

Meanwhile, Jagan said in Kakinada on the concluding day of his Odarpu tour that he was pained at the action being taken on loyalists of his father YSR for no fault of theirs. He added that he was “fast losing patience”

Drugs rocket in AP