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Major News and Events of 17 April 2018

What Happened on 17 April 2018


All the five accused in Mecca Masjid bomb blast case walk free

On Monday, a  Special Court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) at Nampally in Hyderabad, released all the five accused in the Mecca Masjid bomb blast case of 2007. The case was dismissed by the fourth additional metropolitan sessions court judge, Justice Ravinder Reddy after some witnesses turned hostile. He refuted all the charges of NIA against the five accused owing to the lack of evidence in the matter.The accused included godman Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand of Gujarat, RSS pracharak Devendra Guptha of Rajasthan, property dealer-cum-RSS activist Lokesh Sharma of MP, private employee Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar alias Bharat Bhai of Gujarat and a farmer Rajender Chowdary of MP. It came as a shock when Justice Ravinder Reddy resigned from his job within hours of delivering the judgment on the case.

Gurugram-Mumbai Expressway to be completed in 3 years, says Nitin Gadkari

The government is planning to build an expressway connecting Gurugram and Mumbai by 2021. It will be passing through the country's two most backward areas- Mewat in Haryana and Dahod in Gujarat.The project will get started in December this year. The expressway will reduce the travel time to about 12 hours from the current 24-hour travel time and the existing distance of 1450 km by road to about 1,250 km. The expressway will begin from Rajiv Chowk in Gurugram. The project would cost about Rs 60,000 crore approximately. Gadkari also said that in order to speed up the work, the construction of the Gurugram-Mumbai Expressway will begin at 40 different locations simultaneously.  




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