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2018 Indian Premier League(IPL)Season 11 April 07- May 27,2018 - Match 21 RR Vs MI @ Jaipur Sunday April 22,2018




2018 IPL Match Results

Match 01 MI Vs CSK @ Mumbai Saturday April 07,2018
Scorecard
MI                      176/7 in 20 Overs
CSK                   177/6 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result      CSK won by 1 wicket
MOM                 Dwayne Bravo(CSK) for his 68(30 Balls 4x3 and 6x7)

Match 02 KXIP Vs DD @ Mohali Sunday April 08,2018 

Scorecard
DD                         166/7 in 20 Overs
KXIP                      167/4 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result           KXIP won by 6 wickets
MOM                      K L Rahul(KXIP)for his 51(16 Balls 4x6 and 6x4)

Match 03 KKR Vs RCB @ Kolkata Sunday April 08,2018

Scorecard
RCB                   176/7 in 20 Overs
KKR                   177/6 in 15.5 Overs
Match Result     KKR won by 4 wickets
MOM                 Sunil Narine(KKR) for his 1/30(4 Overs) and 50(19 Balls 4x4 and 6x5)
 

Match 04 SRH Vs RR @ Hyderabad  Monday April 09,2018

Scorecard
RR                   125/9 in 20 Overs
SRH                  127/1 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result     SRH won by 9 wickets
MOM                 Shikhar Dhawan(SRH)for his 77*(57 Balls 4x13 and 6x)

Match 05 CSK Vs KKR @ Chennai Tuesday April 10,2018 

Scorecard
KKR 202/6 in 20 Overs
CSK  205/5 in 19.5 Overs
Match Result CSK won by 5 wickets
MOM Sam Billings(CSK)for his 56(23 Balls 4x2 and 6x5)

Match 06 RR Vs DD @ Jaipur Wednesday April 11,2018
Scorecard
RR                       153/5 in 17.5 Overs
DD                         60/4 in 6 Overs(Target 71 Runs)
Match Result       RR won by 10 Runs under D/L
MOM                   Sanju Samson(RR) for his 37(22 Balls 4x2 and 6x2)

Match 07 SRH Vs MI @ Hyderabad Thursday April 12,2018 

Scorecard
MI                           147/8 in 20 Overs
SRH                        151/9 in 20 Overs
Match Result          SRH won by 1 wicket
MOM                      Rashid Khan(SRH) for his 1/13(4 Overs)

Match 08 RCB Vs KXIP @ Bengaluru Friday April 13,2018 

Scorecard
KXIP                       155/10 in 20 Overs
SRH                        159/6 in 19.3 Overs
Match Result           RCB won by 4 wickets
MOM                      Umesh Yadav(RCB)for his 3/23(4 Overs)

Match 09 MI Vs DD @ Mumbai Saturday April 14,2018

Scorecard
MI                        194/7 in 20 Overs
DD                       195/3 in 20 Overs
Match Result        DD won by 7 wickets
MOM                    Jason Roy(DD) for his 91*(53 Balls 4x6 and 6x6)

Match 10 KKR Vs SRH @ Kolkata Saturday April 14,2018

Scorecard
KKR                   138/8 in 20 Overs
SRH                    139/5 in 19 Overs
Match Result       SRH won by 5 wickets
MOM                   Billy Stanlake(SRH) for his 2/21(4 Overs)

Match 11 RCB Vs RR @ Bengaluru Sunday April 15,2018 

Scorecard
RR                          217/4 in 20 Overs
RCB                        198/6 in 20 Overs
Match Result          RR won by 19 Runs
MOM                      Sanju Samson(RR) for his 92*(45 Balls 4x2 and 6x10)

Match 12 KXIP Vs CSK @ Mohali Sunday April 15,2018 

Scorecard
KXIP                  197/7 in 20 Overs
CSK                    193/5 in 20 Overs
Match Result       KXIP won by 4 wickets
MOM                   Chris Gayle(KXIP) for his 63(32 Balls 4x7 and 6x4)

Match 13 KKR Vs DD @ Kolkata Monday April 16,2018

Scorecard
KKR                  200/9 in 20 Overs
DD                     129/10 in 14.2 Overs
Match Result      KKR won by 71 Runs
MOM                  Nitish Rana(KKR) for his 59(35 Balls 4x5 and 6x4)

Match 14 MI Vs RCB @ Mumbai Tuesday April 17,2018

Scorecard
MI                          213/6 in 20 Overs
RCB                       167/8 in 20 Overs
Match Result         MI won by 46 Runs
MOM                     Rohit Sharma(MI) for his 94(52 Balls 4x10 and 6x5)

 Match 15 RR Vs KKR @ Jaipur Wednesday April 18,2018

Scorecard
RR                     160/8 in 20 Overs
KKR                  163/3 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result     KKR Won by 7 wickets
MOM                Nitish Rana(KKR) for his 35*(27 Balls 4x2 and 2/11(2 Overs)

Match 16 KXIP Vs SRH @ Mohali Thursday April 19,2018

Scorecard
KXIP                     193/3 in 20 Overs
SRH                       178/4 in 20 Overs
Match Result         KXIP won by 15 Runs
MOM                     Chris Gayle(KXIP) for his 104*(63 Balls 4x1 and 6x11)

Match 17 CSK Vs RR @ Pune Friday April 20,2018

Scorecard
CSK                      204/5 in 20 Overs
RR                         140/10 in 18.3 Overs
Match Result         CSK won by 64 Runs
MOM                     Shane Watson(CSK) for his 106(57 Balls 4x9 and 6x6) -3rd IPL Ton

2018 Indian Premier League(IPL)Season 11 April 07- May 27,2018 - Match 20 SRH Vs CSK @ Hyderabad Sunday April 22,2018




2018 IPL Match Results

Match 01 MI Vs CSK @ Mumbai Saturday April 07,2018
Scorecard
MI                      176/7 in 20 Overs
CSK                   177/6 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result      CSK won by 1 wicket
MOM                 Dwayne Bravo(CSK) for his 68(30 Balls 4x3 and 6x7)

Match 02 KXIP Vs DD @ Mohali Sunday April 08,2018 

Scorecard
DD                         166/7 in 20 Overs
KXIP                      167/4 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result           KXIP won by 6 wickets
MOM                      K L Rahul(KXIP)for his 51(16 Balls 4x6 and 6x4)

Match 03 KKR Vs RCB @ Kolkata Sunday April 08,2018

Scorecard
RCB                   176/7 in 20 Overs
KKR                   177/6 in 15.5 Overs
Match Result     KKR won by 4 wickets
MOM                 Sunil Narine(KKR) for his 1/30(4 Overs) and 50(19 Balls 4x4 and 6x5)
 

Match 04 SRH Vs RR @ Hyderabad  Monday April 09,2018

Scorecard
RR                   125/9 in 20 Overs
SRH                  127/1 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result     SRH won by 9 wickets
MOM                 Shikhar Dhawan(SRH)for his 77*(57 Balls 4x13 and 6x)

Match 05 CSK Vs KKR @ Chennai Tuesday April 10,2018 

Scorecard
KKR 202/6 in 20 Overs
CSK  205/5 in 19.5 Overs
Match Result CSK won by 5 wickets
MOM Sam Billings(CSK)for his 56(23 Balls 4x2 and 6x5)

Match 06 RR Vs DD @ Jaipur Wednesday April 11,2018
Scorecard
RR                       153/5 in 17.5 Overs
DD                         60/4 in 6 Overs(Target 71 Runs)
Match Result       RR won by 10 Runs under D/L
MOM                   Sanju Samson(RR) for his 37(22 Balls 4x2 and 6x2)

Match 07 SRH Vs MI @ Hyderabad Thursday April 12,2018 

Scorecard
MI                           147/8 in 20 Overs
SRH                        151/9 in 20 Overs
Match Result          SRH won by 1 wicket
MOM                      Rashid Khan(SRH) for his 1/13(4 Overs)

Match 08 RCB Vs KXIP @ Bengaluru Friday April 13,2018 

Scorecard
KXIP                       155/10 in 20 Overs
SRH                        159/6 in 19.3 Overs
Match Result           RCB won by 4 wickets
MOM                      Umesh Yadav(RCB)for his 3/23(4 Overs)

Match 09 MI Vs DD @ Mumbai Saturday April 14,2018

Scorecard
MI                        194/7 in 20 Overs
DD                       195/3 in 20 Overs
Match Result        DD won by 7 wickets
MOM                    Jason Roy(DD) for his 91*(53 Balls 4x6 and 6x6)

Match 10 KKR Vs SRH @ Kolkata Saturday April 14,2018

Scorecard
KKR                   138/8 in 20 Overs
SRH                    139/5 in 19 Overs
Match Result       SRH won by 5 wickets
MOM                   Billy Stanlake(SRH) for his 2/21(4 Overs)

Match 11 RCB Vs RR @ Bengaluru Sunday April 15,2018 

Scorecard
RR                          217/4 in 20 Overs
RCB                        198/6 in 20 Overs
Match Result          RR won by 19 Runs
MOM                      Sanju Samson(RR) for his 92*(45 Balls 4x2 and 6x10)

Match 12 KXIP Vs CSK @ Mohali Sunday April 15,2018 

Scorecard
KXIP                  197/7 in 20 Overs
CSK                    193/5 in 20 Overs
Match Result       KXIP won by 4 wickets
MOM                   Chris Gayle(KXIP) for his 63(32 Balls 4x7 and 6x4)

Match 13 KKR Vs DD @ Kolkata Monday April 16,2018

Scorecard
KKR                  200/9 in 20 Overs
DD                     129/10 in 14.2 Overs
Match Result      KKR won by 71 Runs
MOM                  Nitish Rana(KKR) for his 59(35 Balls 4x5 and 6x4)

Match 14 MI Vs RCB @ Mumbai Tuesday April 17,2018

Scorecard
MI                          213/6 in 20 Overs
RCB                       167/8 in 20 Overs
Match Result         MI won by 46 Runs
MOM                     Rohit Sharma(MI) for his 94(52 Balls 4x10 and 6x5)

 Match 15 RR Vs KKR @ Jaipur Wednesday April 18,2018

Scorecard
RR                     160/8 in 20 Overs
KKR                  163/3 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result     KKR Won by 7 wickets
MOM                Nitish Rana(KKR) for his 35*(27 Balls 4x2 and 2/11(2 Overs)

Match 16 KXIP Vs SRH @ Mohali Thursday April 19,2018

Scorecard
KXIP                     193/3 in 20 Overs
SRH                       178/4 in 20 Overs
Match Result         KXIP won by 15 Runs
MOM                     Chris Gayle(KXIP) for his 104*(63 Balls 4x1 and 6x11)

Match 17 CSK Vs RR @ Pune Friday April 20,2018

Scorecard
CSK                      204/5 in 20 Overs
RR                         140/10 in 18.3 Overs
Match Result         CSK won by 64 Runs
MOM                     Shane Watson(CSK) for his 106(57 Balls 4x9 and 6x6) -3rd IPL Ton

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2018 Indian Premier League(IPL)Season 11 April 07- May 27,2018 - Match 19 RCB Vs DD @ Bengaluru Saturday April 21,2018




2018 IPL Match Results

Match 01 MI Vs CSK @ Mumbai Saturday April 07,2018
Scorecard
MI                      176/7 in 20 Overs
CSK                   177/6 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result      CSK won by 1 wicket
MOM                 Dwayne Bravo(CSK) for his 68(30 Balls 4x3 and 6x7)

Match 02 KXIP Vs DD @ Mohali Sunday April 08,2018 

Scorecard
DD                         166/7 in 20 Overs
KXIP                      167/4 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result           KXIP won by 6 wickets
MOM                      K L Rahul(KXIP)for his 51(16 Balls 4x6 and 6x4)

Match 03 KKR Vs RCB @ Kolkata Sunday April 08,2018

Scorecard
RCB                   176/7 in 20 Overs
KKR                   177/6 in 15.5 Overs
Match Result     KKR won by 4 wickets
MOM                 Sunil Narine(KKR) for his 1/30(4 Overs) and 50(19 Balls 4x4 and 6x5)
 

Match 04 SRH Vs RR @ Hyderabad  Monday April 09,2018

Scorecard
RR                   125/9 in 20 Overs
SRH                  127/1 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result     SRH won by 9 wickets
MOM                 Shikhar Dhawan(SRH)for his 77*(57 Balls 4x13 and 6x)

Match 05 CSK Vs KKR @ Chennai Tuesday April 10,2018 

Scorecard
KKR 202/6 in 20 Overs
CSK  205/5 in 19.5 Overs
Match Result CSK won by 5 wickets
MOM Sam Billings(CSK)for his 56(23 Balls 4x2 and 6x5)

Match 06 RR Vs DD @ Jaipur Wednesday April 11,2018
Scorecard
RR                       153/5 in 17.5 Overs
DD                         60/4 in 6 Overs(Target 71 Runs)
Match Result       RR won by 10 Runs under D/L
MOM                   Sanju Samson(RR) for his 37(22 Balls 4x2 and 6x2)

Match 07 SRH Vs MI @ Hyderabad Thursday April 12,2018 

Scorecard
MI                           147/8 in 20 Overs
SRH                        151/9 in 20 Overs
Match Result          SRH won by 1 wicket
MOM                      Rashid Khan(SRH) for his 1/13(4 Overs)

Match 08 RCB Vs KXIP @ Bengaluru Friday April 13,2018 

Scorecard
KXIP                       155/10 in 20 Overs
SRH                        159/6 in 19.3 Overs
Match Result           RCB won by 4 wickets
MOM                      Umesh Yadav(RCB)for his 3/23(4 Overs)

Match 09 MI Vs DD @ Mumbai Saturday April 14,2018

Scorecard
MI                        194/7 in 20 Overs
DD                       195/3 in 20 Overs
Match Result        DD won by 7 wickets
MOM                    Jason Roy(DD) for his 91*(53 Balls 4x6 and 6x6)

Match 10 KKR Vs SRH @ Kolkata Saturday April 14,2018

Scorecard
KKR                   138/8 in 20 Overs
SRH                    139/5 in 19 Overs
Match Result       SRH won by 5 wickets
MOM                   Billy Stanlake(SRH) for his 2/21(4 Overs)

Match 11 RCB Vs RR @ Bengaluru Sunday April 15,2018 

Scorecard
RR                          217/4 in 20 Overs
RCB                        198/6 in 20 Overs
Match Result          RR won by 19 Runs
MOM                      Sanju Samson(RR) for his 92*(45 Balls 4x2 and 6x10)

Match 12 KXIP Vs CSK @ Mohali Sunday April 15,2018 

Scorecard
KXIP                  197/7 in 20 Overs
CSK                    193/5 in 20 Overs
Match Result       KXIP won by 4 wickets
MOM                   Chris Gayle(KXIP) for his 63(32 Balls 4x7 and 6x4)

Match 13 KKR Vs DD @ Kolkata Monday April 16,2018

Scorecard
KKR                  200/9 in 20 Overs
DD                     129/10 in 14.2 Overs
Match Result      KKR won by 71 Runs
MOM                  Nitish Rana(KKR) for his 59(35 Balls 4x5 and 6x4)

Match 14 MI Vs RCB @ Mumbai Tuesday April 17,2018

Scorecard
MI                          213/6 in 20 Overs
RCB                       167/8 in 20 Overs
Match Result         MI won by 46 Runs
MOM                     Rohit Sharma(MI) for his 94(52 Balls 4x10 and 6x5)

 Match 15 RR Vs KKR @ Jaipur Wednesday April 18,2018

Scorecard
RR                     160/8 in 20 Overs
KKR                  163/3 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result     KKR Won by 7 wickets
MOM                Nitish Rana(KKR) for his 35*(27 Balls 4x2 and 2/11(2 Overs)

Match 16 KXIP Vs SRH @ Mohali Thursday April 19,2018

Scorecard
KXIP                     193/3 in 20 Overs
SRH                       178/4 in 20 Overs
Match Result         KXIP won by 15 Runs
MOM                     Chris Gayle(KXIP) for his 104*(63 Balls 4x1 and 6x11)

Match 17 CSK Vs RR @ Pune Friday April 20,2018

Scorecard
CSK                      204/5 in 20 Overs
RR                         140/10 in 18.3 Overs
Match Result         CSK won by 64 Runs
MOM                     Shane Watson(CSK) for his 106(57 Balls 4x9 and 6x6) -3rd IPL Ton

2018 Indian Premier League(IPL)Season 11 April 07- May 27,2018 - Match 18 KKR Vs KXIP @ Kolkata Saturday April 21,2018




2018 IPL Match Results

Match 01 MI Vs CSK @ Mumbai Saturday April 07,2018
Scorecard
MI                      176/7 in 20 Overs
CSK                   177/6 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result      CSK won by 1 wicket
MOM                 Dwayne Bravo(CSK) for his 68(30 Balls 4x3 and 6x7)

Match 02 KXIP Vs DD @ Mohali Sunday April 08,2018 

Scorecard
DD                         166/7 in 20 Overs
KXIP                      167/4 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result           KXIP won by 6 wickets
MOM                      K L Rahul(KXIP)for his 51(16 Balls 4x6 and 6x4)

Match 03 KKR Vs RCB @ Kolkata Sunday April 08,2018

Scorecard
RCB                   176/7 in 20 Overs
KKR                   177/6 in 15.5 Overs
Match Result     KKR won by 4 wickets
MOM                 Sunil Narine(KKR) for his 1/30(4 Overs) and 50(19 Balls 4x4 and 6x5)
 

Match 04 SRH Vs RR @ Hyderabad  Monday April 09,2018

Scorecard
RR                   125/9 in 20 Overs
SRH                  127/1 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result     SRH won by 9 wickets
MOM                 Shikhar Dhawan(SRH)for his 77*(57 Balls 4x13 and 6x)

Match 05 CSK Vs KKR @ Chennai Tuesday April 10,2018 

Scorecard
KKR 202/6 in 20 Overs
CSK  205/5 in 19.5 Overs
Match Result CSK won by 5 wickets
MOM Sam Billings(CSK)for his 56(23 Balls 4x2 and 6x5)

Match 06 RR Vs DD @ Jaipur Wednesday April 11,2018
Scorecard
RR                       153/5 in 17.5 Overs
DD                         60/4 in 6 Overs(Target 71 Runs)
Match Result       RR won by 10 Runs under D/L
MOM                   Sanju Samson(RR) for his 37(22 Balls 4x2 and 6x2)

Match 07 SRH Vs MI @ Hyderabad Thursday April 12,2018 

Scorecard
MI                           147/8 in 20 Overs
SRH                        151/9 in 20 Overs
Match Result          SRH won by 1 wicket
MOM                      Rashid Khan(SRH) for his 1/13(4 Overs)

Match 08 RCB Vs KXIP @ Bengaluru Friday April 13,2018 

Scorecard
KXIP                       155/10 in 20 Overs
SRH                        159/6 in 19.3 Overs
Match Result           RCB won by 4 wickets
MOM                      Umesh Yadav(RCB)for his 3/23(4 Overs)

Match 09 MI Vs DD @ Mumbai Saturday April 14,2018

Scorecard
MI                        194/7 in 20 Overs
DD                       195/3 in 20 Overs
Match Result        DD won by 7 wickets
MOM                    Jason Roy(DD) for his 91*(53 Balls 4x6 and 6x6)

Match 10 KKR Vs SRH @ Kolkata Saturday April 14,2018

Scorecard
KKR                   138/8 in 20 Overs
SRH                    139/5 in 19 Overs
Match Result       SRH won by 5 wickets
MOM                   Billy Stanlake(SRH) for his 2/21(4 Overs)

Match 11 RCB Vs RR @ Bengaluru Sunday April 15,2018 

Scorecard
RR                          217/4 in 20 Overs
RCB                        198/6 in 20 Overs
Match Result          RR won by 19 Runs
MOM                      Sanju Samson(RR) for his 92*(45 Balls 4x2 and 6x10)

Match 12 KXIP Vs CSK @ Mohali Sunday April 15,2018 

Scorecard
KXIP                  197/7 in 20 Overs
CSK                    193/5 in 20 Overs
Match Result       KXIP won by 4 wickets
MOM                   Chris Gayle(KXIP) for his 63(32 Balls 4x7 and 6x4)

Match 13 KKR Vs DD @ Kolkata Monday April 16,2018

Scorecard
KKR                  200/9 in 20 Overs
DD                     129/10 in 14.2 Overs
Match Result      KKR won by 71 Runs
MOM                  Nitish Rana(KKR) for his 59(35 Balls 4x5 and 6x4)

Match 14 MI Vs RCB @ Mumbai Tuesday April 17,2018

Scorecard
MI                          213/6 in 20 Overs
RCB                       167/8 in 20 Overs
Match Result         MI won by 46 Runs
MOM                     Rohit Sharma(MI) for his 94(52 Balls 4x10 and 6x5)

 Match 15 RR Vs KKR @ Jaipur Wednesday April 18,2018

Scorecard
RR                     160/8 in 20 Overs
KKR                  163/3 in 18.5 Overs
Match Result     KKR Won by 7 wickets
MOM                Nitish Rana(KKR) for his 35*(27 Balls 4x2 and 2/11(2 Overs)

Match 16 KXIP Vs SRH @ Mohali Thursday April 19,2018

Scorecard
KXIP                     193/3 in 20 Overs
SRH                       178/4 in 20 Overs
Match Result         KXIP won by 15 Runs
MOM                     Chris Gayle(KXIP) for his 104*(63 Balls 4x1 and 6x11)

Match 17 CSK Vs RR @ Pune Friday April 20,2018

Scorecard
CSK                      204/5 in 20 Overs
RR                         140/10 in 18.3 Overs
Match Result         CSK won by 64 Runs
MOM                     Shane Watson(CSK) for his 106(57 Balls 4x9 and 6x6) -3rd IPL Ton

The 2002 Gujarat riots cases and their statuses so far

Of the nine cases relating to the Gujarat Riots of 2002, six have seen judgments delivered, including the Naroda Patiya massacre case.

The Bilkis Bano case has been re-opened after the Supreme Court transferred it to Maharashtra. Here is where these cases stand now:


Naroda Patiya

The Gujarat High Court on Friday April 20, 2018, upheld Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi’s life sentence, while commuting his sentence to 21 years in jail, and acquitted former Minister Dr. Maya Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya massacre case. It also upheld the conviction of 11 others by a special court. 

Dr. Kodnani's personal assistant, Kirpal Singh Chabda, was also among the 16 acquitted.
In August 2012, the special court had sentenced 32 people, including Dr. Kodnani and Bajrangi. Dr. Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years in jail. The court acquitted 29 others for want of evidence.
Ninety-seven people were killed in the massacre

Sardarpura

The Gujarat High Court on October 20, 2016 upheld the conviction of 17 persons while acquitting 14 persons, who were previously convicted by a trial court, in the post-Godhra Sardarpura massacre case. Thirty-three persons of a minority community, comprising more than 20 women and children, were burnt to death by a rioting mob on March 1, 2002.

The Sardarpura massacre case was one of the nine cases probed by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team headed by the former CBI Director R.K. Raghavan.
In 2011, a special trial court convicted 31 persons for the brutal massacre and awarded life imprisonment to them. The convicts had challenged the trial court verdict before the High Court in 2012.

Naroda Gaam

The trial in this case, relating to massacres in the Naroda Gaam area of Ahmedabad, where 11 persons were killed, is still underway. This is the only case among those re-investigated by the Supreme Court-appointed SIT where the trial is underway.

The special designated court conducting the trial had summoned BJP president Amit Shah to depose before the court as a defence witness on September 18, 2017, to corroborate Dr. Kodnani’s statement. Backing her alibi, Mr. Shah told the court that he had “seen Mayaben Kodnani inside the Assembly at 8.30 a.m. and again at the Sola civil hospital around 11-11.15 a.m. and then they were both escorted out by the police.”

Gulberg Society

The Gulberg Society massacre happened on February 28, 2002, when a mob attacked Gulberg Society, a Muslim neighbourhood in Chamanpura, Ahmedabad. 

Most of the houses were burnt, and no less than 35 victims, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, were burnt alive, while 31 others were presumed dead, bringing the total death count to 69.

On June 17, 2016, the special court in Ahmedabad pronounced life imprisonment to 11 convicts in this case, while 12 others were awarded seven years in prison. One person was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. BJP corporator Bipin Patel was among the 36 acquitted in the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case by the trial court.

Godhra carnage

The verdict in this case, in which the Sabarmati Express train in Godhra carrying kar sevaks was burnt on February 27, 2002, was delivered on March 1, 2011.

The trial was completed and 11 of the accused were sentenced to death while 20 others were awarded life imprisonment by the POTA court on March 1, 2011. Sixty-three accused were acquitted, including Maulvi Umarji, who was named as the main conspirator.

Ode village

In this case, in which 23 persons were killed in a village near Anand town in central Gujarat on March 1, 2002, the verdict was delivered on April 12, 2012.

The trial court convicted 23 persons while acquitting the same number of accused. Of the 23 convicted, 18 were awarded life imprisonment while the remaining five received seven years imprisonment.

Dipda Darwaja

A family of 11 persons, including four children and a 65 year-old woman, was killed in a mob attack at a house in the Dipda Darwaja locality at Visnagar town in north Gujarat on February 28, 2002, a day after the Godhra train carnage.

In the verdict delivered by a special court in Mehsana on July 30, 2012, 22 persons were convicted, of which one died during the trial while the remaining 21 were awarded life imprisonment for attempt to murder. The murder charge and criminal conspiracy could not be proved in the case.

Bilkis Bano


On March 3, 2002, Bilkis Bano, who was then 19 and pregnant, was raped during the riots that broke out in Randhikpur village in Dahod district. In 2008, a sessions court had awarded life imprisonment to 11 men, of which three were convicted of raping Bilkis.

The Supreme Court had ordered a CBI probe into the case and shifted the trial to Maharashtra.

Best Bakery

The Best Bakery, in the Hanuman Tekri area of Vadodara, was attacked by a mob, which burned down the bakery, killing 14 people on March 1, 2002. Of the 17 accused, nine were convicted and sentenced to life by a special court in Mumbai in 2006.

The Supreme Court had ordered a re-trial of this case too, transferring it to Maharashtra. The Bombay High Court set aside the trial court verdict and acquitted five, while upholding the conviction of four in July 2012




Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez, the man who has taken over Cuba from the Castros

Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez was formally named Cuba’s new President on Thursday April 19,2018 as 86-year-old President Raul Castro stepped down, after finishing his second full five-year term. 

Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel has served as the vice-president of Cuba since 2013. 

The Castro brothers, Fidel and Raul, have together been in power for nearly 60 years since the Cuba’s Communist revolution in 1959 overthrew the US-backed dictatorial regime of Fulgencio Batista. 

Symbolically, this generational transfer of power therefore carries tremendous weight as the silver-haired 58-year-old is neither a revolutionary nor a Castro — the name that generations of Cubans have associated with supreme leadership.

Born to a family of factory workers on April 20, 1960 — just over a year after the revolution and the swearing in of Fidel Castro as the President — Diaz-Canel studied electrical engineering and began his political career in his early twenties as a member of the Young Communist League in the Cuban city of Santa Clara. By the age of 33, he had become the Secretary of the League in Santa Clara. 

Since then, he made his mark by working at various levels of the government. He gained prominence in central Villa Clara province as the top Communist party official, a post equivalent to that of a governor. In 2003, he was elected to the same position in HolguĂ­n province and was promoted to the Politburo of the Party. 

Diaz-Canel was appointed Minister of Higher Education in May 2009, a position from which he was released in March 2012 when he became the Vice President of the Council of Ministers. Hard-working, modest-living, unsmiling technocrat dedicated to public services is the kind of image that he seems to have been cultivating — all the while keeping a rather low-profile. Until recently, a majority of Cubans saw their vice-president as an uncharismatic figure with a public profile that was next to non-existent.

It is difficult to make assumptions about his views. In the video of private Communist Party Meeting that leaked to the public last August, Diaz-Canel expressed a series of orthodox positions of the Communist Party including a vow to shut down critical, independent media and implied that certain European embassies were outposts of foreign subversion. But he is also known to have defended academics and bloggers who are targets of hardliners, leading some to see him a potential advocate for freedom of expression and greater media openness in a system intolerant of virtually any criticism or dissent. 

Popularly, his techno-savviness, enjoyment of rock music and support for LGBT rights also cast him in a modern light. At the same time, however, he ascended the Communist Party ranks by saying and doing the right things and by gaining the blessing of the Castros and the top brass.  

While many do expect Diaz-Canel to usher in reforms, it is continuity rather than change, which he represents more, at least in the short term. Commentators have noted that he has been groomed by the Castros as an internal candidate, somewhat akin to the future CEO of a big company. His succession has been a carefully managed one, through state media and social media using words like continuity and unity and tweeting under the hashtag #SomosContinuidad (We are continuity). 

Meanwhile, 86-year-old Raul Castro will continue to retain power as the head of the Communist party, which has been designated by the constitution as “the superior guiding force of society and the state,” and the Chief of the Army. 

As he prepares to take the reins of the nation, Diaz-Canel would lack the revolutionary appeal of his predecessors but he certainly has his work cut out — the biggest immediate challenge being the disarrayed Cuban economy, which has been on the slide for years and must gradually transition from a closed economy to a mixed one.