Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

Gandhi Fellowship for Nation Building

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Regional

Nine people sent to jail for burning houses in Kandhamal

Monday December 27, 2010 07:52:00 PM, IANS

2010 Retrospect

Eight get jail terms for Kandhamal violence

Eight people were sentenced to jail Friday by fast track courts in Orissa for their involvement in the communal violence in Kandhamal district, a lawyer said.    »

Court records statement of nun raped in Kandhamal clashes

Bhubaneswar: A court in Orissa Monday sentenced nine people to five years' rigorous imprisonment for burning down a dozen houses during the 2008 communal riots that killed at least 38 people in Kandhamal district.

Judge Sobhan Kumar Das of a fast track court at Phulbani town handed down the sentence to the accused, aged between 20-45 years, for burning down the houses at Sumarbandha and Dabangapadar villages Sep 1, 2008, defence lawyer Ajit Patnaik told IANS.

The judge also slapped a fine of Rs.5,000 on each of the accused. Failure to pay the fine would entail an additional one year of rigorous imprisonment, he ruled.

The court acquitted three people for lack of evidence.

The riots broke out after the murder of Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and four of his aides in his ashram Aug 23, 2008, in Kandhamal, about 200 km from Bhubaneswar.

At least 38 people were killed and more than 25,000 Christians were forced to flee their homes after their houses were attacked by mobs. The attackers accused Christians for killing Saraswati, although police blamed the Maoists for the ashram killings.

The state government set up two fast track courts in the district for speedy trial of the cases.

 

 


 

 

  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

More Headlines

Free Binayak Sen: Delhi protestors demand

100 journalists killed in 2010, media group says

Egypt to host first international conclave of Shia Muslims

TN boat accident: Death toll rises to 15

Telangana: 11 Congress MPs on indefinite hunger strike

Government to probe ex-BJP minister's link with Radia

'Binayak Sen's case should be judged with enlightened reason'

IDB grants US$ 350,000 for promoting Islamic Education in South Africa

TRAI: India has 706 million mobile connections

India's winter of discontent

Muslims urged not to shun spiritualism; 350 Nikahs performed in Ijtima

 

 

 

Top Stories

Shariah Index launched, BSE hopeful of quick returns

The Bombay Stock Exchange, Asia’s oldest trading floor, along with the Mumbai-based Taqwaa Advisory and Shariah Investment Solutions on Monday launched an index     »

Islamic banking thrives in financial crisis

'When London, Singapore and Tokyo can have Islamic banks, why not India?'

 

Picture of the Day

Union Minister for Textiles Dayanidhi Maran at the Handloom Fashion Show, in New Delhi on December 21, 2010. Secretary (Textiles), Mrs. Rita Menon is also seen.

(Photo: N. Varadharajan)

 

  Most Read

Free Binayak Sen: Delhi protestors demand

Holding placards and chanting slogans, activists, students and academicians Monday protested in the capital against a Chhattisgarh court sentencing rights activist and doctor   »

Binayak Sen's case should be judged with enlightened reason: Academicians

Egypt to host first international conclave of Shia Muslims

The first international meeting of Shia Muslims will be held with the presence of eminent figures of the world of Islam in March 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Mohammad Al-Doreini, head of the Supreme Council for Ahlul Bayt (AS) in Egypt said: “The meeting has been planned with the aim to fight  »

 

  News Pick

Ghalib's bust installed at Chandni Chowk haveli

The legacy of the 19th century classical Sufi lyricist and  »

Ghalib who? Agra forgets its cultural past

Muslims urged not to shun spiritualism; 350 Nikahs performed in Ijtima

Muslims all over the world are at the receiving end for directing all their efforts and energies on materialism and giving a goby to spiritualism which links them to their Creator. Maulana Shaukat   »

100 journalists killed in 2010, media group says

More than 100 journalists were killed in 2010 while covering the world's trouble spots, with Mexico and Pakistan the most deadly places, an independent media group reported Monday. The non-government organisation   »

3 Indians arrested with bomb ingredient in Nepal

Three young Indian men have been arrested while trying to enter Nepal from India's Darjeeling district carrying 120 kg of sulphur, an ingredient used to make gunpowder. Manik Roy, 23, Haresh Sinha, 22, and Sotor   »

Congress counters BJP's poor tactics with flawed strategy

The ongoing battle over the issue of corruption, between the two main political parties of the country - the Congress, which leads the ruling coalition at the centre, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition    »

 

 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

 

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

       

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.