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Trend of killing all opposition dangerous: Bombay HC on Gauri Lankesh

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Referring to the murder of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru last month, the Bombay High Court said on Thursday that the “trend of killing all opposition is dangerous” and is bringing disrepute to the country. It added that “there is no respect for liberal values and opinions”.

The division bench of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and Vibha Kankanvadi was hearing petitions filed by relatives of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, urging the court to monitor the probes into their deaths.

“Will more people be targeted? There is no respect for liberal values and opinions. People are increasingly being targeted for their liberal principles… Not just thinkers, but any person or organisation that believes in liberal principles can be targeted. It’s like if there is some opposition to me, I must have that person eliminated,” said Justice Dharmadhikari.

“This trend of killing all opposition is dangerous. This is giving a bad reputation to the country,” the bench said.

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  • Mumbai: One of the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial impacts case, Mustafa Dossa, passed on Wednesday evening following a heart assault, an authority said here.    "He was conceded early today for hypertension, heart and diabetes issues. He passed away under treatment around 2.35 p.m. today," said T.P. Lahane, Dean, Sir J. J. Healing facility.    He was admitted to the correctional facility ward right off the bat Wednesday subsequent to grumbling of chest torment and was under treatment, he included.    Dossa, who was sentenced and discovered liable for his part in the March 1993 Mumbai serial impacts, was anticipating the decision of the Special Court on the quantum of discipline for the situation.    On Tuesday, the Special Public Prosecutor Deepak Salve looked for capital punishment for Dossa for his part in the impacts amid the contentions on the quantum of discipline.
  • Rajkot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday gave away different sorts of helping gadgets to more than 18,500 in an unexpected way abled individuals here, setting a world record on appropriation of accommodating contraptions to "divyangs."    Keeping up that his legislature held an aggregate of 5,500 such camps to help "divyangs" in most recent three years, the executive regretted that only 55 such camps were sorted out from 1992 to 2013.Setting a world record on dissemination of different gadgets to in an unexpected way abled individuals in the camp at the Race Course ground here and tending to the recipients at Samajik Adhikarita Camp, Modi said just 55 such camps were composed amid the 1992-2013.    "The division of social equity and strengthening began the dissemination of such gadgets to "divyangjans" in 1992.You will be amazed to realize that exclusive 55 such projects were sorted out from 1992 till 2013," said the head administrator, who is on a two-day voyage through Gujarat.    "In the three years in the vicinity of 2014 and 2017, our administration sorted out 5,500 such projects. Simply contrast 55 and 5,500.It plainly demonstrates the sympathy with which our legislature is working," the PM said.Modi said a world record was set in the camp held at the Race Course ground, wherein more than 18,000 "divyangjans" were given the guides and accommodating devices."We are setting new world records. Today, we set a world record of circulating guides and gadgets to around 18,500 divyangjans at one place.    I compliment the Gujarat government and Rajkot locale experts for that," the PM said.At the capacity, Modi conveyed helps to a few recipients by calling them on the stage and collaborating with them.Modi said a "divyang" kid is the obligation of the general public and in addition of the nation and not simply of the family in which he or she is born.Modi asked the young to approach for growing new gadgets for "divyangs" through their start-up wanders. He expressed that his administration is for poor people and minimized.
  • Hyderabad: Finance Minister Etela Rajender on Thursday radiated certainty that the Center will address Telangana's GST concerns and said the State was prepared to execute the nation's greatest ever impose change.    The GT board could decide on survey of issues emerging out of the new duty arrange every now and then, the Minister said at a news gathering, which was likewise tended to by Principal Secretary for Revenue (Commercial Taxes) Somesh Kumar and different authorities.    Rajender clarified that GST will bring about an extra taxation rate of Rs 19,200 crore on State ventures. The circumstance was principally to the way that heft of the administrations will fall in the higher duty sections. Other than the progressing water system extends, the usage of projects that are interesting to the State, for example, Mission Bhagiratha will now cost more to the State exchequer. Calling it an unanticipated pickle, he said it adds up to one government exhausting another.    Reviewing that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao as of now kept in touch with the Center about GST's effect on key territories, for example, stone industry, beedi industry, handlooms, Mission Bhagiratha and Mission Kakatiya, he said such divisions should be exempted from the high expense structure.    The Council effectively tended to a portion of the issues spoken to by the State. At the point when a State is making quick walks being developed, it merited all help from the Center. It ought not be subjected to more duty related hardships, Rajender said.    Expressing that there was no motivation to be suspicious about the Center's reaction on these issues, he spoke to dealers not to raise costs of fundamental wares exploiting the perplexity amid the move. There ought to be no informal viewpoints in the tax assessment.    The Commercial Taxes Department was prepared to address the grievances, assuming any, with the    usage of GST in the underlying couple of months. The office was endeavoring to upgrade the mindfulness among the general population, Rajender stated, discounting the extension for moving government faculty in business charges.    The Minister said more than 82 for each penny of the merchants in Telangana enrolled with GSTN up until this point. The administration welcomed proposals and grumblings from the general population. For GST-related inquiries, individuals can contact authorities worried on toll free number 18004253787.    The Minister said the State asked for the Center to excluded the beedi business from GST in light of the fact that beedi is devoured by poor people. It can't go under the high-assess structure of cigarettes.
  • Amaravati: AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu declared that the Andhra Pradesh Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Corporation would be set up with a financial plan of Rs. 100 crore to fortify MSMEs in the State. Propelling the logo of AP MSMEDC, he said the Corporation would create showcasing, marking, expertise advancement and quality change of items, on Tuesday in Vijayawada.    Taking an interest as boss visitor of International MSME Day festivities, Chandrababu Naidu said 15 sections of land of land would be assigned for MSME Bhavan in Amaravati for research, improvement and preparing programs for MSMEs. He said that the state government would stretch out sponsorship to MSMEs at opportune time and requested that the little business visionaries receive most recent innovation to meet the market requests.    He said if fundamental specialists ought to be named for advancement of little business visionaries and basic framework ought to be produced in mechanical townships for them.    Chandrababu Naidu spoke to little business people to endeavor hard for advancement persistently and the state government is prepared to give vital foundation.    Expressing that he additionally began his life as a little business person, Chandrababu Naidu said that in most recent three years 20,448 MSME units were grounded with a venture of Rs. 9,418 crore, giving business chance to 2.5 lakh individuals in the State.    Chandrababu Naidu said that the state government was submitted for the advancement of MSME segment. He guaranteed that there would be no expansion in control tax for MSME part and if essential he is prepared to lessen the tax. He said that solitary window framework was presented for the comfort of business visionaries and there is no extension for delay in allowing consents and debasement.    He said that MSME parks would be produced in all gathering supporters to limit the framework costs.    Durga Prasad of Chamber of Commerce said an innovative work unit ought to be set up in Vijayawada as Auto Nagar in Vijayawada risen as biggest auto parts generation focus.    Enterprises office marked six MoUs with Quality Control of India, National Productivity Council, National Stock Exchange, Himani Agro Tech, Krishnapatnam Port Ltd., to confer preparing, establishment, hand holding and for different coordinations to the new business visionaries to begin their ventures in AP.
  • Amaravati: AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu propelled the Mana Amaravati App, which is a first-of-its-kind in India intending to cross over any barrier amongst government and residents. While propelling the App, Chandrababu Naidu watched that it would fill in as a solitary stage for every one of the partners in the Amaravati city advancement, on Wednesday at Secretariat at Velagapudi in Guntur.    AP CRDA Commissioner Cherukuri Sridhar stated: "this application brings proprietors of the plots and financial specialists of Amaravati onto Mana Amaravati App to diminish venture cycle. Mana Amaravati gives the proprietors of assigned plots in the capital area, an opportunity to stretch out the scope to the financial specialists in any piece of the world and show signs of improvement bargain for the deal, rent or joint advancement of the plots".    Then again, speculators from any piece of the world get the opportunity to measure different choices accessible and discover an incentive for cash on the plot. There are 20 administrations coordinated into this application starting at now, Sridhar clarified.    The "Purchase and Sell" module in the application is an approach to give over from the legislature to every one of the agriculturists who gave their territories for capital improvement, he educated.    All the plot proprietors who were dispensed grounds, could sign into the application and distribute their plots available to be purchased, joint advancement or rent, expressed the authorities. This is making a stage for every one of the partners to grandstand their plots to a worldwide gathering of people, Sridhar said. He additionally included that it has an additional favorable position as the points of interest gave were straightforward and reliable.    Through the 'know your plot code' on the application, clients could enter their Aadhaar number and know the distributed plot subtle elements.    The client could go close to the plot and find their plot physically by tapping on by area on the application, the authorities said.    The authorities educated that the "grievance redressal framework" would enable natives to deliver their issues to the concerned office at the accommodation of sitting at home and presenting the protest through the versatile application. The concerned authorities would return to the proprietors an inside brief timeframe.    Mana Amaravati will be one-stop stage wherein all present and future taxpayer driven organizations would be coordinated into it, watched Sridhar.
  • Visakhapatnam: The Andhra Pradesh Government's free sand arrangement is by all accounts bombing before the sand mafia, and the reason for existing is being vanquished, as indicated by CREDAI Visakhapatnam section director GVVS Narayana.    The administration needs to make provoke move to control the exercises of sand mafia, as it has begun hampering development work in the State, which is likewise influencing the administration lodging programs, including the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, he told columnists here on Thursday.    "After the declaration of strategy of free sand supply, the cost of the sand per truck stack, come down to Rs. 12,000 (stacking, emptying and transport charges), which was Rs. 35,000 periviosly. In any case, the sand mafia has again came in real life and the expenses have gone up to around Rs. 25,000 for each truck stack," he included.    "The transportation of sand amongst Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam has turned out to be troublesome, regardless of the strategy. Srikakulam police has seized around 150 trucks in most recent couple of weeks and the punishments were charged. Then again transportation is smooth in Rajahmundry," Mr. Narayana and Mr. Koteswara Rao called attention to.    The officers have bid the legislature for the compelling execution of the arrangement, as it is influencing the infrastructural improvement of Visakhapatnam.
  •   Visahapatnam: Actor-Politician, YSR Congress Party MLA Roja on Thursday said that the Chief Minister and his child are carrying on like crazy people.    Conversing with columnists who met her at the Visakhapatnam airplane terminal here, she said the numbness of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was uncovered when he connected Olympics to Nobel Prize and had turned into a fool in the web-based social networking. On top of it, he had she had expressed that he would give away the Nobel Prize, she called attention to.    "Nobel Prize is not given by one and all. there is a determination board of trustees to pick prominent identities. There is no Nobel Prize for sportspersons. Without knowing this, Chandrababu has reported Nobel Prize for Olympic victors in the State. On the off chance that a Chief Minister talks through the cap, normally everybody is distracted," she commented.
  • New Delhi: Civil administrations exam topper Nandini K R got 55.3 for each penny marks, mirroring the intense principles embraced by the UPSC in the direct of the prestigious test to choose the nation's administrators.    The examination is directed yearly in three phases - preparatory, primary and meeting - to choose possibility for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) among others. Nandini, an officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), has topped the examination, the aftereffect of which was announced on May 31.    Among the fruitful ones, the one with the least stamps is Abhishek Srivastava, who has 1,099 rank. He has secured an aggregate of 817 imprints, or 40.34 for every penny.    She got 1,120 imprints (927 in primary and 193 in meeting) out of the aggregate of 2,025 - 55.3 for every penny. Second rank achiever Anmol Sher Singh Bedi got 1,105 imprints (54.56 for each penny) and third rank holder Gopalakrishna Ronanki secured 1,101 imprints (54.37 for every penny), the UPSC said. The topper of common administrations examination 2015, Tina Dabi, had got 1,063 imprints (52.49 for each penny).    An aggregate of 1,099 applicants (846 men and 253 ladies), incorporating 500 in General classification, 347 having a place with Other Backward Class, 163 from Scheduled Caste and 89 from Scheduled Tribe, have been prescribed for arrangement to different focal taxpayer driven organizations on the premise of the 2016 common administrations exam comes about.    These competitors will get focal taxpayer supported organizations. "The signs of the effective hopefuls demonstrate the intense standard taken after by the commission in choosing the nation's administrators," said a senior authority in the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the nodal specialist for the UPSC.
  • Pakistan were rocked the bowling alley out for 164 inside 34 overs, giving India a 124-run win by the Duckworth/Lewis System in a rain-hit ICC Champions coordinate between the main opponents in Birmingham on Sunday.    The match finished as Hasan Ali come back to the pavillion without any runs scored. Pakistan finished their innings at 164/9 after 33.4 overs as the match continued after a progression of rain spells.    India 319 for 3 (Rohit 91, Kohli 81*, Dhawan 68, Yuvraj 53) beat Pakistan 164 (Azhar 50, Umesh 3-30) by 124 runs (DLS strategy)    Prior, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh fueled India to 324-3 against Pakistan amid the high-voltage coordinate at Edgbaston.    For what can be noteworthy piece of a match against numerous different groups, India were not getting it done in the primary match of their title guard. However, affirming how far Pakistan have fallen behind present day constrained overs cricket, they won by an astounding 124 runs. Regardless of the possibility that Pakistan had not thought about the deep rooted issue of dropped gets - Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli ravaged 45 off 24 and 38 off 12 subsequent to being reprieved - Pakistan may have still needed to pursue 280, which on the confirmation of their batting may have been a modest bunch. On account of the handling slips, the greater part of India's main four scored half-hundreds of years - just the third time for them - to set Pakistan 324, which, given their batting, was essentially diversion over.    The initial two to score fifties for India were rejoining at the top following 17 months, having begun the association four years prior, in a similar competition, in a similar nation, with moment achievement. Achievement was moment on gathering as the two included India's initial hundred opening stand against a main eight ODI side since they themselves did it last January. The stage of 136 keeps running in 24.3 overs between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan was sufficiently solid to survive a mid-innings log jam, particularly when Yuvraj and Kohli rebuffed the liberal Pakistan by taking 89 keeps running in the last six overs.    At different circumstances, however, Pakistan could have kept India down. The match started with Mohammad Amir beating Rohit Sharma's bat three times in a lady over, yet the following ball was knocked down some pins by Imad Wasim and misfielded at indicate whole up Pakistan's day. There is no information to propose India may battle against unsubtle left-arm turn right on time in the innings, however Rohit, Dhawan, and later Kohli, got a delicate begin to their innings through Imad's welcome. It may be protected to assume Pakistan needed to dispose of Imad's overs when India were relaxing: since the 2015 World Cup, they had scored 4.95 an over in the initial 10. Imad wasn't hit out of the recreation center - his initial eight overs went for 43 - however India's batsmen got set with no risk to their wickets.    Also, soon enough, both Dhawan and Rohit started to hit. It was, from multiple points of view, a run of the mill Rohit-Dhawan association. Rohit begun off gradually and took a vast offer of the early strike, then he opened up, then Dhawan pulled out all the stops, and Rohit then set up his slow down for a long innings even as Dhawan died. Rohit started drowsy punches with Pakistan's lengths giving him a chance to sit back, and Dhawan liked the blunder inclined Wahab Riaz, scoring 23 off 12 balls from him. Rohit's climb was more steady than Dhawan's, who went from 12 off 22 to 50 off 48. He then put a full hurl straight down profound midwicket's throat. Pakistan backpedaled to Imad promptly.    An inquisitively moderate association - 56 in 12.1 overs - taken after amongst Rohit and Kohli. Having got two more Imad overs off the beaten path, Pakistan went to Amir and Hasan Ali from the 30th over onwards. This is when India were pulled back. A rain break didn't offer assistance. The knocking down some pins was precise, yet India turned out poorly of their approach to hit either. These overs - from around 25 to 40 - can be the distinction in the vicinity of 300 and 325, which can be significant in matches against more grounded resistance. Here India scored 75 in those 15 overs.    In his 90s, Rohit was run out neglecting to hold his bat down as he plunged. For a minute it appeared Pakistan's absolute protective strategies may work. They had their best bowlers on when India were hoping to break free, and the dissatisfaction had given them an opening. For cautious strategies to work in present day ODIs, however, you require defenders on your side and you have to keep at it for the length of the innings. Pakistan couldn't oversee either.    Yuvraj had recently come in, and had been given two or three short balls before a Shadab Khan wrong'un realized a simple - by worldwide benchmarks - get for long-off. Hasan dropped it. Pandemonium took after. Playing his first ODI in 10 years in a nation where he played maybe his most acclaimed innings in 2002, Yuvraj unleashed astounding checked drives to beat defenders everywhere throughout the ground. The attempt was not to search for power but rather to time, and he was not very complained about the odd speck ball when the bowlers skiped him. At the flip side, however, Kohli still battled for timing, and would have been out with a strike rate of under 80 yet Fakhar Zaman, substituting for Amir who had strolled off mid-over with issues, dropped him off Wahab.    Wahab's bad dream proceeded as his length stayed everywhere. Damage was added to affront as he did his lower leg however not before enlisting the most costly investigation in the Champions Trophy: 87 in 8.1 overs. Poor Imad needed to return - without two bleeding edge bowlers - to be hit for three progressive sixes by Hardik Pandya in the last over of the innings.    This was very much for a battling batting unit, which has possessed the capacity to win them just a single of the last 13 matches against main eight sides in which their bowlers have surrendered more than 250. There was expectation, yet just for 60 minutes when it sprinkled. The minute the rain yielded to leave Pakistan 289 to get in 41 overs, it had returned to give up for them despite the fact that India were somewhat messy in the handling, dropping two discovers, missing a few run-outs, and giving the odd ball a chance to slide through their compass.    Group India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (w), Ravindra Jadeja, Keedhar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Yuvraj Singh.    Group Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (w/c), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz.    Just three batsmen figured out how to play 20 balls, and in light of the fact that these batsmen did as such at strike rates of 77, 55 and 77, the others were obliged to play high-chance cricket and give India a 6th straight win over them in ICC occa