A Government Order Paves Way For Constitution Of Fast Track Court In Every Districts In UP For Women Related Cases

New Delhi: An order on March 8, the international women’s day, by the Uttar Pradesh government has paved way for constitution of one fast track court each in all 75 districts of the state to adjudicate cases involving women. These courts will hear cases including those related to violence against women. The state government has sanctioned 648 posts for these courts. These posts include 81 of judicial magistrates.

According to a senior official of the state law department, the sanction for the posts has been conveyed to the registrar general of the Allahabad High Court by principal secretary (law) Dinesh Kumar Singh.

The order, which came just days before the 2019 parliamentary poll schedule was announced by the Election Commission, states that these posts would remain valid from the date of joining of the individual till February 29, 2020 unless dissolved earlier, the official added.


Congress Announces Names Of 21 More Candidates For LS Elections From Maharashtra And Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: The Congress has named 21 more candidates for the Lok Sabha elections from Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh including former Union ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde, Milind Deora, Sriprakash Jaiswal and former MP Priya Dutt. The second list of Congress candidates includes five from Maharashtra.

The list, which also has 16 names from Uttar Pradesh, comes a day after Dalit powerhouse Mayawati explicitly ruled out any possibility of teaming up with the Congress, not just in Uttar Pradesh but in any state.

One of the 16 in the Congress list is former Bahujan Samaj Party lawmaker Kaisar Jahan who joined the party just last week. She will be the Congress candidate from Sitapur in eastern UP, a seat that she had won in 2009 as a BSP candidate. In 2014, she was the runner-up from this seat.


Priyanka Vadra Meets Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad in Meerut to Enquire his Health

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra drove down to Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh to look up Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad who was admitted to a local hospital yesterday after the police sought to detain him. Chandrashekhar Azad developed respiratory problems shortly after he was detained by the police.

Chandrashekhar Azad and some of his supporters were taken into custody in Saharanpur on Tuesday for violating the model code of conduct that came into force after the Lok Sabha elections schedule was declared on Sunday. The leader of the Dalit outfit was marching towards Delhi for his proposed ‘Bahujan Hunkar’ rally scheduled on Friday when he was detained.


It is Going to be Difficult With All Boeing Aircraft Grounded Due to Crash of Ethiopian Airlines

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Secretary P S Kharola said that all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft being operated by Indian airlines have been grounded and around 35 flights of SpiceJet would be cancelled consequently.

He said that it will be a “challenging” day as “out of 520 odd flights that SpiceJet flies every day, about 30-35 flights will have to be cancelled”. SpiceJet has been most affected by the grounding of 737 Max 8 aircraft as it has 12 of them in its fleet.

Jet Airways has not been affected as its five 737 Max 8 aircraft have already been grounded - even before the grounding decision of the government -- due to non-payment of dues to lessors.


Hindu Parties In Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Issue Opposed Mediation Process To Resolve The Matter

New Delhi: Several Hindu parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit opposed any mediation process to resolve the politically sensitive issue even as Muslim parties said they would “honour” the Supreme Court’s decision.

Hindu organisations Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas (RJN), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Hindu Mahasabha and seers of Ayodhya opposed mediation, saying it would delay the process.

“It seems the Supreme Court is not serious about resolving the Ayodhya dispute...had the court been serious it would have given a final verdict on the issue by now on the basis of merit,” said head of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas Mahant Nritya Gopal Das. “The apex court is well aware of the fact that all efforts to resolve the dispute through mediation have failed,” he added.