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Babri Masjid case: Is Advani out of presidential race?

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New Delhi, April 19: With Supreme Court restoring conspiracy charges against Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi in Babri Masjid demolition case, the big question is– Are the top leaders of BJP out of the presidential race now? 

It is certainly a huge setback for the saffron Party. The presidential elections are due in July this year and names of Advani and Joshi for President and Vice President were doing rounds in the media reports.

On moral grounds, Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti may also be required to resign the coveted political post.

Read More: Babri Masjid Case: Congress demands resignation, Uma Bharti denies

Read More: Babri Masjid case: SC restores conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi, Uma

The Apex Court on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charges against 13 BJP leaders, including L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

The Court has ordered daily hearings of the case in Lucknow with no adjournment and set a clear 2-year-deadline for the final verdict. Taking a strict note, the court has also said there will be no fresh trial and the judge at Lucknow court would not be transferred during the case.

The CBI is asked to ensure presence of at least one prosecution witness everyday. The court has also asked all the parties involved to report the breach of any of the above to the court.

Being Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has received constitutional immunity, and he is excluded from Supreme Court ruling.

The other leaders who would be tried are: Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambara, Satish Pradhan, Champat Rai Bansal and Late Giriraj Kishore.

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SpiceJet announces 14 new flights starting July 1

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New Delhi, June 18: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday announced 14 new domestic flights and enhanced frequency on some routes effective from July 1.

“Effective July 1 the airline is all set to introduce new direct flights on the Pune-Patna, Chennai-Rajahmundry, Hyderabad-Calicut and Bengaluru-Tuticorin sectors,” SpiceJet said here in a statement.

The airline would also enhance its operations on the Delhi-Patna (second frequency), Bengaluru-Rajahmundry (second frequency) and Mumbai-Bengaluru (fifth frequency) sectors, it said.

The new flights introduced on the Delhi-Patna, Mumbai-Bengaluru, and Chennai-Rajahmundry sectors would be operational daily, the airline said, whereas the frequencies introduced on the Hyderabad-Calicut, Bengaluru-Tuticorin and Bengaluru-Rajahmundry routes would be operational on all days except Tuesdays.

Patna-Pune will be operational on all days except Saturday, it added. SpiceJet further said bookings for the new flights are currently open.

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Money laundering: Enforcement Directorate files charge sheet against Vijay Mallya

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New Delhi, June 18: The Enforcement Directorate on Monday filed a charge sheet against Liquor baron Vijay Mallya in connection with money laundering case. 

The 62-year-old is facing a trial in the UK Court, to rule if he can be extradited to India to face charges for financial irregularities involving a total amount of Rs 9,000 crores, as well as money laundering cases.

Earlier in May, Mallya lost a lawsuit filed in London by a consortium of Indian banks seeking to collect the amount of Rs. 10,000 crore amid allegations that he committed massive fraud.

In its order, the Court had said the consortium of lenders, including IDBI Bank, can impose an Indian court’s decision against Mallya, who was found to have willfully defaulted on $1.4 billion in loan taken by his now-defunct airline Kingfisher, news agency ANI reported.

Judge Andrew Henshaw also refused to overturn a countrywide freeze placed on Mallya’s assets.

The Businessman was nabbed by Scotland Yard on an extradition warrant in April 2017. Presently he is out on bail on a bond worth 650,000 pounds.

Besides this case, the High Court of London on February 12 ordered Mallya to pay an estimated USD 90 million to a Singapore-based carrier leasing firms in claims.

The case involves a number of aircraft leased by Vijay Mallya’s now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines from BOC Aviation in 2014. However, the business denied the allegations levelled against him and claimed they are “politically motivated”.

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Army chief General Bipin Rawat meets family of martyr Aurangzeb

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Jammu, June 18: Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.

Gen Rawat went to the village of the slain soldier in Mendhar area of Poonch district.

“He spent 45 minutes with the bereaved family, consoling them and lauding the exemplary courage and bravery of the martyred soldier who faced death in the true tradition of a brave soldier,” a Defence Ministry statement said.

“The Army chief assured the family that the killers of Aurangzeb would be brought to justice and the death of the Braveheart would be avenged at all costs.”

Aurangzeb was brutally killed in Pulwama district in the Kashmir Valley.

He was on way to join his family on the occasion of Eid when the militants intercepted the private vehicle in which the soldier was travelling to Shopian town, from where he would take another vehicle for Poonch.

A video released by the militant group that abducted Aurangzeb showed him bravely acknowledged that he was a soldier of the Indian Army and had participated in anti-militancy operations in south Kashmir.

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