SUPREME COURT DIRECTED SAHARA CHIEF SUBRATA ROY TO PAY Rs.2550 CR. BY 15TH. JUNE OR GO TO JAIL :

The Supreme Court has asked the Bombay High Court’s official liquidator to prepare the terms for auctioning Aamby Valley for its approval on June 19.  Sahara chief Subrata Roy undertakes in the court to pay Rs 1,500 crore in the SEBI-Sahara account on or before June 15. Roy furnishes a post-dated cheque of Rs 552 crore to be realised by July 15.  The court warned Roy that he may be sent to jail again if the amount is not paid.  The Supreme Court had last week asked authorities to auction Aamby Valley after the group had failed to deposit Rs 5,000 crore of the balance Rs 14,000 crore to be paid to investors.  The SC asks Roy to be present in court on June 19, the next date of hearing.  The court also extends Subrata Roy’s parole  till June 19.   The court told Roy to pay Rs 2550 crore by June 15 or go to jail. “Your offer looks like a mirage, sometimes like a sprinkle,” the court said.   Rediff.com : 27th. Apr,17

HAVE RAMAN SINGH & BJP AN UNDERSTANDING WITH NAXALS AS HAS BEEN ALLEGED BY CONGRESS LEADER DIGVIJAYA SINGH ?

Congress senior leader Digvijaya Singh’s shocker in the wake of the Sukma Naxal attack killing 25 CRPF jawans.   Digvijaya said that Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh and the BJP have an understanding with Naxals. “That is why they win polls there,” he said.  The Congress Party on Monday described the encounter by Naxals as extremely unfortunate and called on the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to initiate appropriate counter action.     Addressing the media in New Delhi, party spokesman Manish Tiwari said, “Extremely unfortunate. Hope government will act with alacrity. Hope government initiates appropriate action against people responsible for attack.” Tiwari’s statement came shortly after Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister Raman Singh called for an emergency meeting of senior civil and law enforcement officials to discuss the encounter killing that took place in the Chintagufa area in the state’s Sukma district, a Maoist-dominant area.  The attack took place on personnel of the 74th Battalion of the CRPF as they were assisting the local population in road building activity in the district.  The Rediff.com : 25th. Apr,17

HAS RSS HEADQUARTERS BECOME THE SECOND SEAT OF POWER IN THE COUNTRY AS CLAIMED BY SHIV SENA ?

 The Shiv Sena today said that the RSS headquarters has become the “second seat of power” in the country and it does not deem anybody fit for the president’s post except Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat.   The Uddhav Thackeray-led party, which has had strained ties with ally BJP, had earlier also suggested that Bhagwat be made the next President of India.  However, Bhagwat had dismissed such suggestions and asserted that even if his name is proposed, he “will not accept it”.   The Sena said that the ambitions of some strong contenders for the president’s post may have got derailed post the apex court order in Babri case and wondered if some “new calculations” were made when senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi called on Bhagwat last week.   Notably, top BJP leaders L K Advani, Joshi and Uma Bharti will be tried for criminal conspiracy in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case as the Supreme Court last week allowed a CBI plea for restoring the charge against them.   The Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, today said, “Advani and Joshi are BJP veterans. Their contribution in the formation and rise of the party is immense.”   The Rediff.com : 25th. Apr,17

SUPERSTAR AAMIR KHAN ACCEPTED AWARD FOR DANGAL FROM RSS CHIEF MOHAN BHAGWAT :

Superstar Aamir Khan, who never appears at award functions made an exception and accepted the award for ‘Dangal’ at the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards, from none other than RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.   It may be recollected that in 2015, Aamir had said his wife Kiran Rao felt unsafe in India following the increasing instances of intolerance in the Narendra Modi government.  Aamir was present at the ceremony with Nitesh Tiwari, writer-director of one of the biggest blockbusters of 2016.  “It’s a very big honour for me and Nitesh. I thank Didi and everyone from the bottom of my heart for the respect that this film has been given,” Aamir said and added, “This has only been possible because of the wonderful story that Nitesh has written. I would also like to say that whatever I am today, the whole credit goes to all the writers whose films I have worked in.”   The ‘PK’ star was invited by Lata Mangeshkar to attend the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards, held to commemorate her father’s 75th death anniversary and it was also when the legendary singer started singing in films. Aamir last attended an award show 16 years ago at the Academy Awards when ‘Lagaan’ was nominated in the Best Film category.   The Rediff.com : 25th. Apr,17

ANIMAL RIGHT ORGANISATION PETA REQUESTED PM MODI TO BAN MEAT FROM SERVING AT GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS :

Animal Right Organisation PETA has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban meat from being served at all government or government-sponsored meetings and functions.  The group asked the government to take cue from the German environment minister Barbara Hendricks who banned meat from being served at her ministry’s meetings and events.  It said that the meat production is one of the leading causes of climate change.  Quoting a report published by the Worldwatch Institute in 2009, it said that 51 per cent of worldwide greenhouse-gas emissions may be attributable to agriculture, specifically to businesses that raise cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, camels, and pigs for food.  “I hope you’ll agree that India should also set a good example where environmental conservation is concerned by eliminating animal-derived foods from the menus of all government or government-sponsored meetings and functions,” it added.  Describing Prime Minster Modi as a role model for leading a compassionate, healthy, and environmentally friendly eating lifestyle, the organisation said, “It’s time for the entire Indian government to follow your lead and protect the environment by eliminating animal-derived foods from its meals.”   The Rediff.com : 25th. Apr,17

“CENTRE AND STATE ARE ON SAME PAGE IN TACKLING NAXALS” : SAYS CABINET MINISTER RAJNATH SINGH HM

HM Rajnath Singh and Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh reviewing the situation in the state at a meeting in Raipur.   Rajnath Singh, who arrived in the state capital, Raipur, along with MoS Home Hansraj Ahir to pay tribute to the slain CRPF jawans, said the government was reviewing the anti-Naxal operations in the state and has called for a review meeting on May 8. “Naxals will never succeed and the attack shows their desperation. The jawans’s sacrifices would never be forgotten. The Centre and the state government were on the same page on anti-Naxal operations,” the Home Minister said.   At least 25 CRPF personnel were killed and seven wounded in Chhattisgarhs Sukma district on Monday, the deadliest ambush by Naxalites of security forces this year.   The nearly 100-strong CRPF patrol providing security for road construction work came under fierce gunfire from Maoist guerrillas occupying vantage positions, inflicting heavy casualties on the personnel.  The Rediff.com : 25th. Apr,17

IMPOSE SEVERE PUNISHMENT ON THE CULPRIT YOUNG BOY WHO HUMILIATED AN ELDERLY MUSLIM MAN SAYING ‘GO TO PAKISTAN’:

In yet another shocking case of religious discrimination, an elderly Muslim man was denied a seat in Delhi metro by a group of youth, who hurled slurs and abuses at him over his appearance.  The incident took place in the violet line of Delhi Metro where the young men turned down the request of a senior citizen of vacating a seat and told him to go to Pakistan if he wishes to get a seat in the coach.  The incident came into view after women’s right activist Kavita Krishnan unfolded this shameful incident in her Facebook post.  According to the post, the National Secretary of AICCTU, Santosh Roy, intervened and came forward in support of the old man.  When Roy asked the young men to apologise to the man, they refused and also held Roy by his collar and allegedly told him to “Go to Pakistan”.  Finally, when a guard entered the compartment at the Khan Market station. A complaint was filed at the Pandara Road police station where they were taken.  A few days later, when Roy visited the police station he came to know that the elderly man had decided not to pursue the complaint.  “The elderly gentleman had given a written statement that he accepted the apology from the two young men and that he had forgiven them keeping in mind their young age,” Krishnan added. The Rediff.com : 25th. Apr,17