Friday, March 26, 2010

Babri mosque demolition case: IPS officer says Advani gave incendiary speeches

Rae Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Mar 26 (ANI): Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Anju Gupta, who is on deputation with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Delhi, on Friday told a Rae Bareilly court that senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani gave incendiary speeches on December 6, 1992 asserting that the temple would be built at the same place.

Gupta, who was posted as Advani''s personal security officer during the period, said in the court, "I received Advani from the Faisabad border and he was present at the Ram Katha Kunj along with a host of other BJP leaders."

"Kalraj Mishra, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar, Giriraj Kishore, Ashok Singhal and Pramod Mahajan were the other leaders present at the venue," she added.

"Advani said to his supporters that the temple would be built at the same place," she claimed.

Encouraged by Advani''s speech, Gupta further said the ''Kar Sevaks'' moved towards the area with daggers in their hands, as the Ram Katha Kunj was only 150 meters away from the site.

She also said that senior BJP leader Vinay Katiyar provoked the crowd.

Earlier, she arrived in court this morning to record her testimony as a witness for the prosecution against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani and other Sangh Parivar leaders.

Gupta was posted as Advani''s personal security officer during the period when the BJP was bringing its supporters to Ayodhya for ''kar seva'' at the mosque, claimed by the Sangh Parivar to be the birthplace of Lord Rama.

Immediately after the riots in 1993, Gupta had told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) how Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and the rest had expressed delight over the demolition of the mosque.

CBI Director Ashwani Kumar had reportedly written to Cabinet Secretary K Chandrashekhar urging him to release Gupta for the important hearing on the Babri Mosque demolition case.

A special Ayodhya court in Rae Bareilly had earlier discharged Advani on the plea that charges against him were based on mere suspicion. The CBI dropped the charge of criminal conspiracy - Section 120 B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) - in its revised charge sheet submitted before the Rae Bareilly court on the directives of the Allahabad High Court.

The revised chargesheet contained relatively milder sections under the Indian Penal Code - Sections 153-A, 153-B (propagating communal violence), 147, 149 (rioting) and 505 (spreading ill-will). This was believed to be the result of CBI''s failure to press the charges strongly. (ANI)

Supreme Court rejects PIL for M F Husain''s return

New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), which urged the Central Government to take steps to ensure M F Husain''s safe return to India and withdraw all cases pending against him.

The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan rejected the petition, saying Husain has every right to stay in India, but he has to take a decision in this regard

The Supreme Court said it could not direct the Union of India to withdraw the cases as private individuals had filed the complaints.

The judges were hearing the petition filed by Jammu and Kashmir Panthers Party Chief Bhim Singh. He had filed the PIL on February 26. (ANI)

LG GW620: Price and Specification

Kolkata – LG has announced a brand new Android Phone for the Indian Market that will also have a nice touchscreen as well as a full slide out five line QWERTY keypad. The phone is priced at Rs. 18990 in India except Chhattisgarh where the price is set at Rs. 19990. But if you are an experienced customer or have some personal relationship with the seller you can grab one at around Rs. 18,000.

To speak about the specification about the phone I must say that I didn’t find anything missing on this device. Apart from the physical QWERTY keypad, there is a 3 inch capacitive TFT Screen. There is a 5MP camera that can record videos as well with QVGA resolution. The camera also supports some advanced features such as geo-tagging using which the camera can automatically tag photos where they were taken. There are also other features such as face detection and image stabilization that will correct your images if your hand shook a little bit while taking the pictures.

The phone is also a multimedia blockbuster. The video player can play even DivX files apart from other common file formats. Music enthusiasts will love this phone as it comes with a standard 3.5 mm audio jack so that you can connect your favorite headphone with this device.The phone also supports MicroSD Cards upto 32 GB which would be enough to store all your favorite music and videos. Other connectivity options include 3G, GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and micro USB connectivity with PC.

Sprint HTC Evo 4G Review and Pictures

Sprint and HTC have entered into a joint venture to bring an unmatched device to the U.S. Evo is the first ever 4G phone in the US(also capable of 3G signal). HTC’s Evo 4G combined with unprecedented speed, size and power is one of the best Android phones out there. It allows up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including laptop, camera, music player, video player and any other Wi-Fi-enabled device, to enjoy the benefits of 4G speeds on the go.

Previously Sprint has launched 4G technology in Baltimore in September 2008. Sprint 4G covers more than 30 million people and with Evo, it expects to have up to 120 million people covered by the end of 2010.

Sprint Evo’s 4G network is empowered by Clearwire, the company behind building of the WiMAX network. But, Sprint is the only national wireless carrier to offer 4G services on the Clearwire WiMAX network.

Have a look what are the key features (I also tried to pick some exclusive new features of EVO) EVO unleashes.

Enjoy watching smooth HD video on live like screen. Evo has impressively bright 480×800 TFT LCD display resolution. With 4.3-inch multitouch screen EVO 4G has the largest pinch-to-zoom displays in the wireless industry.

Evo has a slick and sturdy looks. It is made off glass, plastic and aluminum, so doesn’t appear bulky in hand.

EVO 4G is powered by 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, also found in HTC Nexus One.
Operating System

Evo will run on Android 2.1. Sprint and HTC has come together with an innovative plan. They want to merge the Android platform into 4G world with the help of Evo. This would enhance the performance speed of Android apps and also make access to thousands of apps from Android market using Google services like Google Goggles, Google Earth and other searches. Overall, You would enjoy a faster and better web browsing than ever before.

EVO is coming with dual cameras an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video recorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. HTC EVO 4G unleashes the ability to create, stream and watch video that far surpasses expectations of what is possible on a phone today.

1GB of built-in storage, along with 512MB of RAM.
Internet Accessibility

HTC EVO 4G will deliver a smooth and no-compromise Internet experience. Adobe Flash technology is there to ensure that users can watch embedded video, animation, or other rich Internet content without sacrificing the intended quality.

HTC EVO 4G has the fastest data speeds of any U.S. wireless device available today. 4G delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G1. It is possible to download music, pictures, files, or videos in seconds. In case of upload, HTC EVO 4G is a bit slow. But you can post high-quality video to YouTube or Facebook, or share moments in real time over the Internet live, via Qik.
Social Networking

Social networking is also going to be easier with EVO. EVO 4G adds a number of new features, including Friend Stream, which aggregates multiple social communication channels including Facebook and Twitter into one organized flow of updates
Other Features

A heap of new features are available with HTC EVO 4G.

* Android 2.1 brings you an unique opportunity to search pictures instead of words. By just taking a picture of several restaurant options, HTC EVO 4G will provide restaurant reviews to help you choose the best one.

* HTC EVO 4G is incorporated with an excellent feature — built-in voice-to-text technology. By pressing a button on the screen and speaking, while keeping in touch, your message or email will be composed.

* HTC EVO 4G users will have access to thousands of applications, widgets and games, which they can download and install on their phone through Android Market.

* Like HD2 Mini, Desire, Sense interface is revamped in EVO 4G. It includes a new feature called Leap. Leap is an elegant way for providing multitask support. If you pinch anywhere on the homescreen, you will be given seven thumbnail versions of your open pages, there after you can go to any of those open applications or close each of them.

Price and Availability

Sprint has not disclosed the price of EVO 4G yet. You can expect it in this summer.

Will 100$ Marvell Tablet (1080p full-HD capability, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity and FM radio) Kill Apple iPad?

NEW YORK CITY — Marvell, the leading manufacturer in integrated silicon solutions is all set to launch a high performance mobile tablet. The Moby tablet with 1080p full-HD capability, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS connectivity and FM radio will be an all-in-one device.

Marvell’s Moby tablet is aimed at bringing radical changes in the way of learning. For this reason Marvell has targeted the students. Marvell’s tablet will provide an array of choices for learning — books, online sources, text, video, news, music, data expression or any medium. With the help of this device students can conduct research and communicate with many wise and educated professionals around the globe. Thus they can enrich their knowledge.

Besides working as a supreme learning tool, Marvell’s Moby tablet will ease the problem of high price rate of books. Students don’t have to bother about an old version of textbooks and moreover they will not have to carry heavy school bags. Marvell’s ultra thin and light Moby tablet is expected to hold a full year’s worth of books but weigh less than half of one typical textbook. These are some key areas Marvell tablet focuses.

In this context I want to inform you that tablets have started their journey with Apple. Apple launched iPad on April 3, 2009. Since then, other giant PC makers like HP, Dell and Samsung are also claiming to release tablets very soon. And now with Marvell announcing to unveil Moby tablet, the comparison between Apple iPad and Moby tablet begins shaping up.

We are more or less familiar with the features of Apple iPad.Though Marvell hasn’t revealed detailed technical specifications of the Moby tablet, we got to know some of those. Let’s see what are the striking features.

Graphics – High performance 1080p full-HD 3D graphics
Operating System — Either Android or Windows Phone 7.
Software Support — Adobe Flash
Processor – 1.2-GHz
Battery Life — Long
USB port and internet connectivity.

Price : $100

Marvell is planning to launch Moby tablet by Q4 of this year. We will find out whether Marvell tablet will keep up with our expectation and be a trueApple iPad killer. What do you think about the tablet, soon to be gifted by Marvell?

Maoists kill two CPI (M) leaders in Medinipur

West Medinipur (West Bengal), March 25 (ANI): A group of over 100 Maoists raided a village and gunned down two local leaders of Communist Party of India (Marxist) at Silda in West Medinipur district of West Bengal on Wednesday (March 24).

They also attacked and caused extensive damage to the premises of the Range Forest Office.

Reportedly, after setting the office buildings of the party office on fire, they gunned down two party members to death.

The targeted party workers were identified as Himangshu Dey and Sibu Mondal.

Some leaflets against the ''Operation Green Hunt'' were found lying near the dead bodies with a warning that if the operation continued they would continue with their attack on the state government, presently ruled by the CPM-led Left Front.

A Range Forest Officer, who was also attacked, managed to survive.

"They first started smashing everything; then they began knocking on my door with iron rods. I opened the door and a Maoist man hit me on my head and face. He was armed with two rifles, bow and arrow, iron rod and also an axe over his shoulder. There were 150 Maoists including half a dozen women Maoists," said Kalipada Singh, Range Forest Officer, Silda.

The Maoists contend that they are fighting for the rights of the poor and marginal farmers and the landless labourers.

The Maoist rebels have ignored repeated calls from the government to renounce violence and negotiate.

Instead, they have stepped up attacks in recent months, prompting the government to go after them in a concerted strike.

Thousands have been killed in the Maoist insurgency, which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described as the gravest domestic threat to India''s internal security. (ANI)