Conoil Plc ( Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgConoil Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Conoil Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Conoil Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Conoil Plc (  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileConoil Plc is a petroleum exploration and production company in Nigeria that extracts, produces and sells crude oil as well as supplies a range of lubricants and household and liquefied petroleum gas for use by the domestic and industrial sectors. The company supplies what is referred to as White products, which is premium motor spirts, aviation turbine kerosene, dual purpose kerosene, low-pour fuel oil and automotive gasoline/grease oil. Products in its lubricant range include transport lubricants, industrial lubricants, greases, process oil and bitumen. Products in its liquefied petroleum gas range include liquefied petroleum gas sold in bulk, gas-packed, cylinders and valves. Established in 1984 and formerly known as Consolidated Oil Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Conoil Producing Plc. The company has exploration licenses for 6 highly prospective blocks in the Niger Delta which it acquired and paid for after competitive bidding rounds organised by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Conoil Producing has discovered hydrocarbon offshore southeast of Niger Delta and initial logging interpretations is looking promising. Conoil Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Conoil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Primrose Avenue / HYLA Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeHYLA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSingaporePublished on February 03, 2015Cite: “Primrose Avenue / HYLA Architects” 03 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: HYLA Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Area:  334 m² Area:  334 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 ArchDaily CopyHouses•Singapore Photographs Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 26 Share “COPY” Primrose Avenue / HYLA Architects Projects photographs:  Derek SwalwellPhotographs:  Derek SwalwellMain Contractor:Renobest BuilderStructural Engineer:PTS ConsultantsSite Area:185 m2Principal Architect:Han Loke KwangAssistant Architects:Quek Li-En, Watinee RoajduangCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. This 3-storey intermediate terrace house has a unique rotating screen on its front elevation. Its cross section has an aerodynamic boomerang shape that serves to deflect wind on one side.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellOn the other side the screen is clad with timber to give privacy. So the occupants can rotate the screen according to what they need. This also gives the facade an ever changing pattern that corresponds to the mood of its users.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!SectionInside the 1st storey has a high ceiling and good cross ventilation into a rear garden court. The staircase has a unique triangular cross section and is well lit with a skylight above.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessINNOCAD Founder Martin Lesjak Named Contract’s Designer of the Year 2015Architecture NewsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims Honored with “Memorial in the Sky”Architecture News Share 2014 Primrose Avenue / HYLA ArchitectsSave this projectSavePrimrose Avenue / HYLA Architects Singapore ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year: last_img read more

8.5 House / DOG

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDOGOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn InstagramOn FacebookNinomiyaJapanPublished on April 27, 2020Cite: “8.5 House / DOG” 27 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?8.5 倾斜住宅 / DOG是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: DOG Area Area of this architecture project Japan “COPY” Structural Engineer: Save this picture!© Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share 8.5 House / DOG ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily yasuhirokaneda STRUCTURE, Yasuhiro Kaneda Photographs:  Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Vectorworks, Aica, Duravit, Nagoya Mosaic, Adobe, LIXIL , Tile Park, Trimble Navigation, ikuta Houses 8.5 House / DOGSave this projectSave8.5 House / DOG Area:  123 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Builder: Shinshin Construction Company Limited Architect In Charge:Shun Ide*Nikken housing system, Ryutaro SaitoDesign Team:DOG3 D Photographer:ARCHI HATCH, Yuta TokunagaCity:NinomiyaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Satoshi Takae + ShinkenchikuRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This project is a small atelier-style house (87.23㎡) that will be built along the Tokaido Road that Hiroshige has walked and drawn. And this house is home to three generations of painter, his wife, infant and husband’s mother. The design began with the idea of transmitting a large exhibition wall for decorating his work to the city with a maximum length on the diagonal of the site, and decided to separate the living area from the atelier with the exhibition wall.Save this picture!© Satoshi Takae + ShinkenchikuSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Satoshi Takae + ShinkenchikuThe theme is to open an atelier in Ninomiya-cho, located between Oiso (8th post town) and Odawara (9th post town), and to have the owner spin the fifty-three stations of the Tokaido. In addition, with a homage, the sloped roof that doubles as a wall on the Tokaido on the northern side of the site reduces the feeling of pressure on the city with showing a sculptural form.Save this picture!© Satoshi Takae + ShinkenchikuSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Satoshi Takae + ShinkenchikuThe steep sloping roof and the diagonal exhibition wall are crossed to create a three-dimensional figure of “wide / narrow” or “high / low” crossing space. By creating a scale error in daily life and shaking the feeling, this house will be a house of imagination for the painter, and a tasteful home for the family.Save this picture!© Satoshi Takae + ShinkenchikuProject gallerySee allShow lessSurveying Professionals College in Santa Fe / Estudio Irigoyen, Navarro ArquitectosSelected ProjectsSNOW 5319 Office and House / UTAASelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Ninomiya, Japan 2019 Projects Photographs Year: last_img read more

Nguyen Vu Binh on hunger strike

first_img Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Organisation Related documents proces-NguyenVuBinh-2.pdfPDF – 55.77 KB RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News The cyberdissident began a hunger strike on 5 May 2004 at the end of his appeal trial. Vu Binh is protesting against the court’s decision to uphold his sentence of seven years in prison followed by three years house arrest. Reporters Without Borders has repeated its condemnation of this unfair sentence that has pushed the human rights activist to risk his life.________________________________________________________(To read this press release in Vietnamese, download the file at the bottom of this page)Reporters Without Borders has expressed deep disappointment as an unjust prison sentence was confirmed on appeal against cyberdissident Nguyen Vu Binh of seven years in prison and three more under house arrest.Journalists and foreign diplomats were prevented from attending the 5 May appeal hearing of Vu Binh, former journalist for a communist publication.The international press freedom organisation said, “We condemn this abusive use of a charge of espionage” against Vietnamese dissidents. “What connection can there be between posting articles on the Internet, campaigning for human rights and espionage?” the organisation asked.”This conviction reminds us that freedom of expression is constantly trampled underfoot in Vietnam, on the Internet as in other media,” it added.The appeal hearing, that lasted less than two hours, was attended by Vu Binh’s wife and father. His wife said after the hearing that her husband intended to go on hunger strike to press for his release.Vu Binh’s sentence was confirmed while that of another cyberdissident Pham Hong Son, was reduced on appeal on 26 August 2002, from 13 to five years in prison. This particularly harsh sentence appears to be linked to a the fact that Vu Binh testified before the US Congress in 2002 about human rights violations in his country.He was reportedly also accused of being in contact with “subversive dissidents” such as Le Chi Quang and Pham Hong Son, who are also behind bars. He was also supposed to have received 4,5 million dongs (around 230 euros) from a “reactionary foreign-based organisation”. He was also accused of taking part in an anti-corruption organisation as well as making a request to the authorities in 2000 to set up a liberal democratic party. Finally, he was convicted for posting items on the Internet of a “reactionary nature”, in particular an essay entitled “Thoughts on the Sino-Vietnamese border agreements” in which he criticised a 1999 treaty signed between China and Vietnam.With seven now behind bars, Vietnam has become the world’s second biggest prison for cyberdissidents after its neighbour China. The authorities censor the Internet and monitor emails to track down Internet dissidents. For more information on freedom of expression on the Internet in this country, go to the report “The Internet under Surveillance”, released by Reporters Without Borders in 2003.Biographical details:Nguyen Vu Binh is a former journalist on the official Vietnamese communist party publication Tap Chi Cong San (Communist Reviews). A pro-democracy activist, he founding the independent organisation Democracy and Freedom and is the author of a number of articles posted on the Internet since 2001, appealing for political and economic reforms in the country.Vietnamese version of the press release : The cyberdissident began a hunger strike on 5 May 2004 at the end of his appeal trial. Vu Binh is protesting against the court’s decision to uphold his sentence of seven years in prison followed by three years house arrest. Reporters Without Borders has repeated its condemnation of this unfair sentence that has pushed the human rights activist to risk his life. RSF_en VietnamAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnamcenter_img April 22, 2021 Find out more April 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information VietnamAsia – Pacific News News Receive email alerts to go further May 7, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nguyen Vu Binh on hunger strike Newslast_img read more

High Courts Weekly Roundup [March 8, 2021 – March 14, 2021]

first_imgNews UpdatesHigh Courts Weekly Roundup [March 8, 2021 – March 14, 2021] Akshita Saxena14 March 2021 4:10 AMShare This – xAllahabad High Court 1. Writ Of Habeas Corpus Not Maintainable Against Judicial Order Of Magistrate /CWC Sending Minor Victim To Children Protection Homes:Allahabad High Court (FB) [Rachna & Anr. v. State of UP & Ors.] A Full Bench comprising of Justice Siddhartha Varma, Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi and Justice Sanjay Yadav held that an order passed by a Judicial…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAllahabad High Court 1. Writ Of Habeas Corpus Not Maintainable Against Judicial Order Of Magistrate /CWC Sending Minor Victim To Children Protection Homes:Allahabad High Court (FB) [Rachna & Anr. v. State of UP & Ors.] A Full Bench comprising of Justice Siddhartha Varma, Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi and Justice Sanjay Yadav held that an order passed by a Judicial Magistrate or Child Welfare Committee sending victim to women protection homes/child care homes cannot be challenged or set aside in a writ of habeas corpus. Subsequently, the Bench also observed that the detention of a corpus in such child care homes cannot be treated as an illegal detention. It was dealing with the reference in a habeas corpus petition seeking directions on Superintendent of Children Home (Girl) to release the minor girl namely Anchal, aged 17 years, who was allegedly illegally detained in the Children Home. 2. Ladies’ Toilets In Police Stations: Allahabad High Court Asks UP Home Secretary To File Affidavit Or Remain Personally Present Before Court [Anjali Pandey & Ors. v. State of UP & Ors.] A Division Bench comprising of Justices Sanjay Yadav and Jayant Banerji told the Home Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Government to file an affidavit in respect of steps taken for construction of ladies’ toilets in each Police Stations in the state. it further told the State counsel that in case an affidavit is not filed, the Secretary should personally remain present before the Court on the next date of hearing. The development comes few days after the Court expressed displeasure at the fact no immediate steps have been taken by the UP Government for availability of toilets/washrooms and other essential amenities for female police personnel at different police stations. 3. Police Were At Informant’s Doorstep, Yet Prompt Reporting Of Incident Was Withheld: Allahabad HC Acquits Murder Accused Over Delay Of 3.5 Hrs In Lodging Of FIR [Mukesh Tiwari v. State of UP] A Division Bench comprising of Justices Manoj Misra and Sanjay Kumar Pachor allowed a criminal appeal and set aside an order of conviction passed under Section 302 of IPC for the offence of murder, citing a delay of 3 hours 20 minutes in lodging of FIR against the alleged offence. It held that the aforesaid delay was ‘unreasonable’ in view of the fact that the Police authorities arrived at the place of occurrence immediately after the incident. The order stated, “Normally, a delay of few hours, particularly in night incidents, might not be considered significant but here the police were at the doorstep of the informant and the injured (Pratap Shankar Mishra) was carried to the hospital by the police, with Mazrubi Chitthi, and a so-called witness, who was there at the place of incident and happens to be the brother of the eye-witness, yet prompt reporting of the incident was withheld, which suggests that either the incident was not witnessed or if witnessed, the identity of the assailant was not certain, therefore, the guess-work delayed the FIR.” 4. ‘Evidence Of Interested Witnesses Should Be Subjected To Careful Scrutiny & Accepted With Caution’: Reiterates Allahabad High Court [Rampal Singh & Ors. v. State of UP] A Division Bench comprising of Justices Manoj Misra and Saumitra Dayal Singh held that the testimony of an interested witness, though admissible, should be accepted by the Court after a careful scrutiny and corroboration with other materials placed on record. It observed, “an interested witness must be tested more carefully before any firm conclusion may be reached thereon.” In this context, the Bench referred to a decision of the Apex Court in Jalpat Rai v. State of Haryana, 2011 (14) SCC 208, where it was held, “All that is necessary is that the evidence of interested witnesses should be subjected to careful scrutiny and accepted with caution. If on such scrutiny, the interested testimony is found to be intrinsically reliable or inherently probable, it may, by itself, be sufficient, in the circumstances of the particular case, to base a conviction thereon.” Other developments: CAA Protests: “His Movement Could Be Controlled Through Suitable Conditions”: Allahabad High Court Grants Bail To Student ActivistTandav Row: Allahabad HC Lucknow Bench Extends Interim Protection From Arrest For Amazon Prime Video Head Aparna Purohit In Lucknow FIR Till April 6 Bombay High Court 1. ‘Ship’s Captain Leaves Last’: Bombay HC CJ Cites ‘Titanic’ While Hearing PIL On Vaccination For Legal Fraternity Chief Justice Dipankar Datta invoked the iconic American epic – Titanic – to express his views on a PIL seeking to declare members of the legal fraternity, including Judges, as frontline workers and to vaccinate them for the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus on a priority basis. “Have you seen the English movie Titanic? Do you recollect the captain of the ship? Captain Smith. When the ship runs into rough weather, what does the captain have to do?” Justice Dipankar Datta rhetorically asked. “He should be the last one to leave. I am the captain of the ship here. First comes society, then my judiciary and last me,” the CJ added. 2. Society’s Faith In Judicial System Should Not Be Shaken”; Bombay High Court Denies Pre-Arrest Bail To Magistrate Accused Of Corruption A Single Bench of Justice Sarang Kotwal refused anticipatory bail to a Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) from Maval Court, in Maharashtra, accused under the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly demanding a bribe and accepting it through an associate, to pass a favourable order. It observed that JMFC Archana Jatkar was occupying a very “responsible position,” and a thorough investigation is required considering the seriousness of the allegations against her. “Society’s faith in the judicial system should not be shaken by such instances. The investigating agency needs to go deep in the matter,” the court observed. 3. Bombay High Court Refuses Transit Pre-Arrest Bail To ET Now Anchor In Rape Case [Varun Hiremath v. State of Maharashtra & Anr.] A single bench of Justice PD Naik refused transit anticipatory bail to Mumbai-based ET Now anchor and analyst Varun Hiremath who is accused of raping a 22-year-old woman from Pune in a hotel in Delhi, last month. It heard the transit pre-arrest application on March 1 and rejected it the same day. “There is no dispute about powers to grant transit anticipatory bail. The applicant is charged under Section 376 of IPC. The applicant may approach the appropriate court. I am not inclined to grant such relief in this case,” the Bench. It however, clarified that it was not rejecting the application on merits. 4. Doctor Asked To Keep Clinic Open During Pandemic Not Eligible For PMGKP Compensation Unless Requisitioned For COVID19 Duty : Bombay HC [Kiran Bhaskar Surgade v. Govt. of Maharashtra & Ors.] Private practitioners who opened up their clinics during the pandemic from the fear of FIRs being registered against them for disobeying the civic chief’s directions would not be eligible for the Rs. 50 lakh compensation under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) if they succumbed to the virus unless they were specifically assigned to treat Covid-19 patients, the Bombay High Court has said. A division bench of Justices Sharukh Kathawalla and Riyaz Chagla dismissed a petition filed by Navi Mumbai resident Kiran Surgade, seeking compensation for her husband’s death, who passed away due to the Covid-19 virus on June 10, 2020. Her claim under the PMGKP was rejected by New India Assurance Company on September 20, last year. “Considering that Dr Surgade’s services were not requisitioned as mandated under the Scheme, we are unable to extend the applicability of the Scheme to persons who fall outside the ambit thereof”, the Court said. 5. Will Not Take Any Coercive Action Against Former AMU Student Leader Sharjeel Usmani Till March 15: Govt Tells Bombay HC The Maharashtra State government orally assured a Bench led by Justice SS Shinde that it would not take coercive action against Former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student leader Sharjeel Usmani in the 2021 Elgaar Parishad case, till Monday. It orally also asked Usmani to ensure he co-operates with the investigation. On February 2, 2021, the Police registered an FIR against Usmani under section 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place..) of the IPC on a complaint by the secretary of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Pradeep Gawade. Gawde is a former member of ABVP. It was alleged that Usmani made offensive statements against the ‘Hindu community,’ ‘Indian Judiciary’ and ‘parliament’. 6. “We Don’t Want Lip Service; You Have No Regard For Human Life” – Bombay High Court On Illegal Constructions In Maharashtra In Suo-Motu PIL [High Court on its own Motion (in the matter of Jilani Building at Bhiwandi) v. Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation and Ors.] A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni castigated eight municipal corporations and the Maharashtra State’s Urban Development Department (UDD) for their failure to comply with an order to provide information on illegal constructions in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and action taken against them. The court held that the affidavits filed by BMC and Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation were mere “lip service” to its directions. “We cannot but express our shock and dismay at the apathy and indifference of the respondents,” the bench observed in its order. 7. ‘Disturbed That Investigation Is Not Even Complete’ : Bombay HC To CBI, SIT On Dhabolkar-Pansare Murder Cases A division bench of Justices JJ Shinde and Manish Pitale asked the Central Bureau of Investigation and the State Special Investigation Team (SIT) when will they complete their probe into the murders of communist leader, Govind Pansare and anti-superstition crusader Narendra Dabholkar, respectively. The HC is monitoring the investigation into the murders of Dabholkar on August 20, 2013, and CPI leader Govind Pansare on February 20, 2015, on a clutch of petitions by their families. It asked for status reports after it was informed that the trial in journalist Gauri Lankesh’s 2017 murder, in Karnataka, with a similar set of accused, has already begun but the investigation is still not complete, in Maharashtra. Other developments: Bombay HC Grants Interim Injunction To Actor-Producer Nikhil Dwivedi Against Actor Kamal R. Khan From Making Defamatory Statements Against HimBombay High Court Pulls Up An Additional Sessions Judge For Using Slang/Foul Words ‘Disrespectful To Women’ In Rape Case’Equitable Distribution’ Not Always ‘Equal’, MPID Court Not Correct In Directing Sums To Be Distributed To NSEL Investors Equally: Bombay HCInexplicable and Tragic – Bombay High Court Delivers Judgement on Uncontested Petition Pending For 31 Years Calcutta High Court 1. Pendency Of Cases Under Animal/Forest Laws: Calcutta High Court Directs All Subordinate Courts To Proceed With Such Cases On ‘War-Footing’ [Manika Barman v. State of West Bengal & Ors.] A Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee directed the Courts subordinate to it to expedite the adjudication of matters pending under different animal laws and forest laws. It remarked, “The judiciary should be prompt to ensure that all allegations of intrusion into the domain of the animals which result in allegations as to commission of offences gain prompt attention, requisite and timely adjudication.” The Court issued this direction to all the Courts subordinate to it, in view of the fact that presently, there are 1140 cases pending under the forest laws before the courts below. It directed all the subordinate courts where such matters are pending, to forthwith proceed on a war footing in all such matters. It further added, “Since the victims in all those cases are not ‘State’ as is understood in the Constitution and the laws but primarily the animals who are voice-less creatures who cannot be represented before any adjudicating authority except by the duly authorised representative of the State Government.” 2. RBI Is ‘State’ Under Article 12; Private Banks Discharging Public Functions Amenable To Writ Jurisdiction: Calcutta High Court [M/s Pearson Drums & Barrels Pvt. Ltd. v. General Manager, Consumer Education & Protection Cell of Reserve Bank of India & Ors.] A Single Bench of Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya held that th Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is “State” under Article 12 of the Constitution and thus, a writ petition is maintainable against it. It further states that even private banks cannot seek refuge of being non-State actors, for the purpose of challenging maintainability of a writ petition against them, as their functions pertain to discharge of public duties. The Bench refused to apply the principle laid down by the Supreme Court in Federal Bank Limited v. Sagar Thomas & Ors., (2003) 10 SCC 733, that a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution is not maintainable against private banks. 3. Nepali Man In Custody For 40 Years: Calcutta High Court To Examine If The Prosecution Be Terminated In Suo Moto Proceedings [The Court on its own Motion: In re : UTP Dipak Joshi, lodged in Dum Dum Central Correctional Home] Dealing with a case initiated by the Court on its motion-related to a person of Nepali origin, who was arrested about 41 years ago and since then, he is under detention, a bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Aniruddha Roy decided to examine if the prosecution against him should be terminated. The Court heard the parties on the basis of an affidavit placed on record by the Consulate General of Nepal which stated that Joshi was arrested about 41 years ago and since then, he is under detention. It also came to light that reports are awaited as regards his mental status because the issue in question is – as to whether he is fit to stand trial on a charge for having committed an offence. Other developments: WB Assembly Polls 2021- Calcutta High Court Set Aside Election Commission’s Rejection Of Trinamool Congress Candidate’s NominationErroneous Order Of Returning Officer That Do Not Hinder Conduct Of Election Should Not Be Interfered With By Courts U/A 226: Calcutta High Court Delhi High Court 1. Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 [Foundation For Independent Journalism & Ors. v. Union of India & Anr.] A division bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel issued notice on petition challenging Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, notified by the Centre on February 25, under the Information Technology Act to the extent it regulates digital news media. It was hearing the petition filed by ‘Foundation for Independent Journalism'(a non-profit company which owns ‘The Wire’), Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ‘The News Minute’ Dhanya Rajendran and Founding Editor of ‘The Wire’ MK Venu . Sr. Adv. Nitya Ramakrishnan, appearing for the petitioner argued that despite the Supreme Court striking down S.66A of the Information Technology Act, which had similar provisions for regulating content, the Centre has now brought out these Rules to do indirectly what it cannot do directly. 2. Delhi High Court Grants Protection To Lesbian Woman Married Against Her Wishes, Directs Steps For Dissolution Of Marriage In a major relief to a lesbian woman married against her wishes to a man of her family’s choice, a bench of Justice Mukta Gupta of the Delhi High Court today issued notice on the woman’s petition and directed the Delhi Police to ensure complete protection to the woman. Taking a progressive stance on the case, the court also interacted with the woman and her husband, and directed that steps may be taken at the earliest for dissolution of the marriage. “An adult woman cannot be forced to stay with her marital or parental family against her wishes,” the Court said. The brief facts of the case are that the petitioner is a lesbian woman who had been married against her wishes to a man and was threatened to be “cured” of her sexual orientation. She escaped from her marital home on Mar 7, 2021 and sought the assistance of ANHAD – an NGO in New Delhi. She was then provided temporary shelter at a safe house run by another NGO, but her family members reached the premises of the safe house and asked for the Petitioner to be handed over to them. 3. Delhi High Court Directs Special Arrangements For Cancer Survivor In Delhi Higher Judicial Services Mains Exam 2019, Refuses Deferral [Ravi Shekhar Mangal Murti v. Delhi High Court] Hearing a plea of a cancer survivor who moved the Court seeking deferral of the Delhi Higher Judicial Services (Mains) Examination 2019, until the Covid-19 vaccination of lawyers is complete, a bench of Justices Anup Jairam Bhambhani and Sidharth Mridul directed for special arrangements to be made for the petitioner-lawyer who moved the court for his appearance for the exam. However, the court has refused his prayer of postponement of the exam which is scheduled for tomorrow and the day after (i.e. March 13 & 14). 4. Centre Says No Timeline For Appointments In National Commission For Minorities, Delhi High Court Asks For Better Reply Hearing a petition seeking directions for the expeditious filling up of vacancies in the National Commission For Minorities, a Single Bench of Justice Prathiba Singh rapped the Central Government for an affidavit filed by it in the matter – which the court found to effectively be stating that “…the provisions don’t require us to do it in a timeline.” Noting that it was an admitted position that five out of six positions were vacant, the Court told the Centre that the vacancies had to be filled up expeditiously and within a timeline. The court said, “The mere fact that persons of eminence, ability and integrity have to appointed, does not mean that the said appointments would not be expeditiously made.” 5. Delhi High Court Declines To Issue Notice On Plea Seeking Declaration Of PM CARES Fund As “State” Under Constitution, Lists In April A division bench of the Delhi High Court said that it was not inclined to issue notice on a plea seeking declaration of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund as an authority falling under the definition of “State” under Article 12 of the Constitution of India. However, it listed the case for hearing April, with another pending plea seeking declaration of the fund as “public authority” under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The petitioner’s contention that PM Cares falls under the definition of “State” under Article 12, is based on the argument that it is “deeply and pervasively” controlled by the Government of India which also controls the fund, seeks donations on its behalf and grants it assistance in the form of various privileges, exemptions and benefits. 6. Delhi High Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of “Stubborn Reluctance To Wear Masks Properly” On Flight; Issues Guidelines [Court on its own Motion v. DGCA & Ors.] A Single Bench of Justice C Hari Shankar took suo motu cognizance of what he described as an “alarming situation” on an Air India flight bound towards Delhi from Kolkata on Mar 5, issued a slew of directions to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and commercial airlines in the country with respect to in-flight Covid-19 protocol. The Bench noted that “though all the passengers had worn masks, many passengers had worn the masks below their chin and were exhibiting a stubborn reluctance to wear their masks properly.” 7. Promotion Of Candidate Will Take Effect From Date Of Eligibility And Not Date On Interview: Delhi High Court [Dr. Kiran Gupta v. Delhi University & Ors.] A Single-Judge Bench of Justice V. Kameswar Rao held that the promotion of a candidate would take effect from date of eligibility and not from the date of interview as per the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) governed by the UGC Regulations. The prayer in the three petitions, filed on behalf of Dr. Kiran Gupta, Prof. PB Pankaja and Manju Arora Relan, sought for the promotion to the post of Professor from the post of Associate Professor with effect from the date of eligibility and not from the date of interview at Faculty of Law, Delhi University. The Court held that there was a clear demonstration of prejudice against the Petitioners, and held that their promotion would relate back to their date of eligibility. Other developments: Delhi High Court Extends Parole To Former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala In Teachers’ Recruitment Scam CaseIt Is Now Becoming A Trend To Register FIRs Alleging Sexual Harassment Cases To Force a Party To Withdraw Complaint Or To Arm Twist A Party:Delhi HC Gujarat High Court 1. Gujarat HC Proposes To Prohibit Social Exclusion Of Women Based On Their Menstrual Status At All Private And Public Places, Including Religious & Educational [Nirjhari Mukul Sinha v. Union Of India] Underlining that all religions (excluding Sikhism) refer to menstruating woman as “ritually unclean”, a Division Bench of Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Ilesh J. Vora proposed to prohibit the social exclusion of women on the basis of their menstrual status at all places, be it private or public, religious or educational. It was hearing a PIL filed in connection with an unfortunate incident wherein, over 60 girls in a hostel of Shree Sahjanand Girls Institute in Bhuj town of Kutch were reportedly forced to strip to “prove” they were not menstruating. Also Read: “Menstruation Stigmatized In Our Society, No Reason To Call Menstruating Women Impure”: Gujarat High Court 2. Surge In COVID Cases- “Civic Polls, Careless Attitude of People Once Again Spoilt The Show”: Gujarat High Court Issues Suggestions To Govt. [Suo Motu v. State Of Gujarat & Ors.] Observing that the elections of the various civic bodies at different levels and the carefree attitude of the people has “once again spoilt the show”, a division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice J B Pardiwala issued few suggestions for the State Government to consider for tackling the situation emerged due to rise in COVID-19 cases. The Court also directed the government to ensure that people who come to the Government hospitals should not be deprived of the essential medical services on account of the shortage of equipment, medicines, and lack of other infrastructure facilities. Access Full report to read directions Himachal Pradesh High Court 1. Even If Judge’s Wife Is Distantly Related To One Of The Petitioners, This Nowhere Implies That Such Judge Is Prejudiced: Himachal Pradesh High Court [Rajeev Bhardwaj v. State of H.P. & Ors.] Holding that even if the wife of a Judge is distantly related to one of the petitioners, this nowhere implies that such Judge is prejudiced, a Single Bench of Justice Anoop Chitkara dismissed a plea seeking a declaration of a sitting Judge’s dissenting view as Coram non-judice and non est in the eyes of law. The private respondents alleged before the Court that wife of Justice Sureshwar Thakur (who gave the dissenting pronouncement in a particular Judgment) is related to the wife of one of the Appellants. Jammu & Kashmir High Court 1. Mehbooba Mufti’s Plea For Issuance Of Passport: Jammu & Kashmir HC Seeks External Ministry, Govt’s Response Within 2 Weeks [Mehbooba Mufti v. Union of India & Ors.] A Single Bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey sought government’s response on a plea filed by the former Chief Minister of J&K & Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti over delay in issuance of passport to her allegedly for want for police verification. The Court was informed that Mufti had applied for a fresh passport in December 2002 as her passport expired on 31st May. It was contended before the High Court that as per circular instructions issued Ministry of External Affairs Government of India, the passport of an individual is to be issued within 30 days but in the instant case, despite a lapse of three months, the passport has not been issued to her. 2. E-Connectivity Issues At Courts In Jammu & Kashmir: High Court Directs BSNL To Convene Meeting With IT Staff & NIC; Submit ATR [Court on its own motion v. Government of India & Ors.] Taking note of connectivity issues faced by many Courts in the Union Territory, a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Sindhu Sharma directed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to sit with the IT Officers and resolve all the issues cropping up in the High Court as well as in the Subordinate Courts. The Bench was referring to three issues: (i) e-Connectivity of Courts; (ii) e-connectivity of High Court; and (iii) Lack of connectivity/communication in areas of UTs of J&K and Ladakh. During the hearing, Amicus Curiae Monika Kohli informed the Bench that BSNL is unable to provide proper and suitable services. Jharkhand High Court 1. ‘Shameful, Disturbing’: Jharkhand High Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of Murder Of A Family As Part Of ‘Witch-Hunt’ [Court On Its Own Motion v. State Of Jharkhand & Ors.] A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad suo moto cognizance of the ‘disturbing’ killings of five members of a family in the State, including a five years old child, allegedly as an outcome of a witch-hunt. At the outset, the Bench expressed displeasure at the fact that the evil of witchcraft still persists in the modern civilized society. “This is not only shameful but also raises a serious question upon the entire system as to how in the present modern civilized society such type of incidence has taken place,” it remarked. Karnataka High Court 1. Karnataka HC Wants Govt To Enquire If Isha Foundation Collected Money By Projecting ‘Cauvery Calling’ As State Project A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty orally directed the state government to make a statement if it was willing to make an inquiry whether any money was collected by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation or Isha Outreach by projecting “Cauvery Calling” as a project of the State government. It made the observation after the government clarified that “Cauvery Calling” is a project of Isha foundation/Isha Outreach and that it was not a project of the Government of Karnataka.The Government of Karnataka is not funding this project or providing government land/private land for the project. 2. Karnataka’s Restrictions On Travel From Kerala Against Centre’s Orders: Karnataka High Court A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty rebuked the Karnataka Government for not modifying the order by which it imposed restrictions on travel from the neighbouring state of Kerala. Although a statement was made by the government advocate on the last hearing date (March 5) that the order will be modified, the court was informed that the State government has not modified the order dated February 18, issued by the Deputy Commissioner of District Disaster Management Authority of Dakshina Kannada, by which it restricts entry of people from Kasargod district in Kerala to Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka only through four checkpoints, and that too on producing a negative RT-PCR test certificate. Taking strong exception to this stand of the Government, the Court said: “There are 25 entry points. You are limiting it to four entry points. Under what law are you doing it? You are acting contrary to the orders of the Central Government.” 3. Strictly Follow Program Code : Karnataka HC Directs Media On PIL Filed After Ramesh Jarkiholi Scandal A Single Bench of Justice PS Dinesh Kumar passed an interim order directing TV news channels to strictly follow the ”Programme Code’ defined under Section 5 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 (‘Act’ for short) read with Rule 6 of the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994. The order was passed on a PIL filed by an advocate affiliated to the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) in the wake of the sex CD scandal which led to the resignation of State Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi. 4. Karnataka HC Directs BBMP Commissioner To Explain Steps Taken To Fill Potholes, Improve Road Conditions A division bench headed by Chief Justice Abhay S Oka directed the Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to file an affidavit within three weeks, enumerating the steps taken by BBMP on the basis of report submitted by Karnataka State Legal Services Authority which records issues raised by city residents regarding potholes, bad road and footpath conditions. The direction was given during the hearing of a public interest litigation filed by one PIL filed by Vijayan Menon in the year 2015, highlighting the problem of bad condition of roads in the city. 5. Karnataka High Court Quashes Criminal Complaint Against AAI, Air India Executives Over Mangalore Flight Crash [Air India Ltd. & Anr. v. State of Karnataka & Anr.] A single bench of Justice Ashok G. Nijagannavar quashed the private complaint and the cognizance taken on it by a trial court at Managluru in 2013, against the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Air India Ltd. (AI) and its executives in regards to the Air India Express 812 plane crash incident outside Mangaluru airport, on May 22, 2010, in which 158 persons on board were killed. It passed the order while allowing the petitions filed in 2013 by AAI and its executive Ansbert D’Souza, and AI and its executive Peter Abraham, who challenged the cognisance taken by the magistrate court merely on the basis of “deemed sanction” for their prosecution. The court while quashing the complaint observed that said “Trial court has failed to consider the closure of the earlier chargesheet on the reason that the pilots who have been arraigned as accused have expired in the air crash and also the report of Court of Inquiry.” 6. Karnataka High Court Issues Guidelines For Search Of Smartphones, Laptops, Electronic Gadgets, Email Accounts Etc [Virendra Khanna v. State of Karnataka & Anr.] A single bench of Justice Suraj Govindaraj issued guidelines to be followed by investigating officers regarding the manner of carrying out a search and/or for preservations of the evidence gathered during the said search in respect of smartphone, electronic equipment or email account. Access full report to read guidelines Other developments: Karnataka High Court Protects CBSE, ICSE Schools From Coercive Action Under Govt Order Barring Collection Of Fees Above 70%Karnataka High Court Orders Release Of ₹53.46 Lakh Cash Seized From DK Shivakumar’s AssociateKarnataka HC Urges Govt To Stop Public Rallies In Bengaluru Amid Rising COVID-19 CasesAction Should Be Taken Against Investigating Officer Who Leaks Private Data Of Accused To Third Parties : Karnataka High Court Kerala High Court 1. Kerala High Court Issues Notice On LiveLaw’s Plea Challenging New IT Rules; Orders No Coercive Action [LiveLaw Media Pvt Ltd & Ors. v. Union of India] A single bench of Justice PV Asha issued notice to the Central Government on a writ petition filed by LiveLaw challenging the constitutional validity of Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, notified by the Centre on February 25, as imposing “arbitrary, vague, disproportionate and unreasonable” restrictions on digital news media and social media intermediaries. It also restrained the Central Government from taking any coercive action against LiveLaw under Part III of the IT Rules, which deal with digital media regulation. The petition was filed by LiveLaw News Media Pvt Ltd, the publisher of online legal news website, challenging the Rules as illegal and violative of Articles13,14, 19(1)(a), 19(1)(g), and 21 of the Constitution of India and also ultra vires the parent Act, the Information Technology Act. The other petitioners in the case are M.A Rashid and Manu Sebastian, Founder & Chief Editor and Managing Editor of LiveLaw respectively. Advocate Santhosh Mathew, appearing for the petitioners, submitted before the bench that the Information Technology Act did not confer any rule-making power on the Central Government to regulate digital media. He argued that the regulatory mechanism under the Rules are invasive, disproportionate and arbitrary. They cannot be termed as “reasonable restrictions” under Article 19(2) of the Constitution. 2. Temporary Employees Cannot Be Regularised In Violation Of The Directives Of The Supreme Court On Regularisation, Kerala High Court Declares [Joy Joseph & Anr. v. Institute of Human Resource Development & Ors.] A directive by the Kerala High Court at the tail end of an appeal judgment from February this year has now created a furore in the state; the High Court has called upon the Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala to issue instructions prohibiting regularisation of temporary employees in government organisations, institutions, departments and corporations The Bench comprising of Justices AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Gopinath P. found that orders regularising employees were being issued contrary to the law declared by the Supreme Court in State of Karnataka and Others v. Uma Devi and Others. Declaring these ‘illegal’ and ‘against the law declared by the Supreme Court’, the Bench on its own motion impleaded the Chief Secretary and directed that a declaration to this effect be communicated to all government bodies. Access full report to read principles for regularization 3. Kerala High Court Stays Show-Cause Notice For IGST Demand On Ocean Freight [M/S KVN Impex P Ltd. v. Directorate General of GST Intelligence & Ors.] A Single Bench of Justice AM Badar issued the notice to the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) upon a plea challenging applicability of the goods and services tax (GST) on importers of goods who are not recipients of a service. Additionally, it issued notice to the Joint Director, Directorate General of GST and the Joint Commissioner of Central Tax and Central Excise as well. Apart from issuing notice on the plea, Justice Badar also stayed the action of the show cause notices in the interim. 4. Can One Be Prosecuted For Defamatory Remarks In A Counter Affidavit? This Is What The Kerala High Court Held [Dr. Joy Anto v. CR Jaison & Anr.] Observing that there was no absolute privilege against defamation available to allegations/claims in pleadings, Justice R Narayana Pisharadi stated, “Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code does not give absolute privilege to statements made in a Court of law in the judicial proceedings. The privileges recognised under Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code are qualified.” The Court was hearing a case moved under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure by one Dr Joy Anto, Chairman of M/s. Cherupushpam Kuries. He was accused by a lawyer, CR Jaison for supposed defamatory remarks published in a counter affidavit tabled in the High Court as well as in the annual report of the company. Jaison had previously served as Deputy Chairman and Legal Advisor of the company, tasked with instituting suits for recovery of sums due to the concern. 5. ‘Will Not Advance Public Justice’: Kerala High Court Dismisses State’s Plea To Withdraw Prosecution For 2015 Assembly Ruckus A Single Bench of Justice VG Arun dismissed the Kerala State Government’s plea to withdraw the prosecution against former members of the Kerala Legislative Assembly for disrupting proceedings in the Assembly in 2015. It emphasized that the laws relating to privileges and immunities would not lie in the present case, since these benefits were provided to uphold the smooth functioning of the House. It added that the withdrawal of the case will not advance the interests of public justice. Six members of CPI(M), including incumbent ministers EP Jayarajan and KT Jaleel, were booked under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act for creating a ruckus in the House while the budget was presented by the then State Finance Minister K M Mani. V Sivankutty, CK Sahadevan, K Ajith and K Kunhammed, who were MLAs then, are the other accused. Other developments: Law Is A Noble Profession, When Entrusted With A Brief, A Lawyer Should Try To Protect Clients’ Interests: Kerala HCKerala High Court Closes Suo Motu Extension Of Interim Orders, Lifts Stay On Recovery/DispossessionKerala High Court Raises Permissible Number Of Daily Pilgrims At Sabarimala Temple As 10000 Madras High Court 1. Exercise Restraint If Sri Lankan Fishermen Stray Into Indian Waters, Persuade Lankan Authorities To Do Same In Case Of Indian Fishermen: Madras HC To UOI [KK Ramesh v. Government of India & Ors.] A Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice R. Hemalatha asked the Union of India to persuade the Sri Lankan authorities to desist from taking extreme measures in case Indian fishermen, accidentally or otherwise, stray into Sri Lankan waters without ‘being jingoistic or parochial in the matter’. “It is the same restraint which ought to be exercised by Indian authorities when it comes to Sri Lankan fishermen”, it added. The observation was made in a plea pertaining to the recent killing of four Indian fishermen who had strayed into Sri Lankan waters or, at any rate, had crossed the international maritime boundary line. The Plea sought directions to the Union of India to arrest and cease the murder accused Srilankan Naval Personnel and their Naval Boat who killed 4 Indian Fishermen on 18th January 2021. 2. Make Every Effort To Protect Temple Properties Across State, Mobilize Funds To Maintain/Restore Temples: Madras High Court Directs Govt. [A. Radhakrishnan v. Secretary to Government, Personnel and Administrative (Inspections) & Ors.] A Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice R. Hemalatha directed the State Government to make every effort to protect temple properties all over the State and to mobilize the funds for the purpose of the maintenance, upkeep, and even restoration of temples. It observed, “Temple lands often fall into disuse and are encroached upon and waterbodies within temple lands become virtual public properties without any protection. It is imperative that appropriate measures are taken in such regard all over the State.” The Court was hearing a plea seeking directions to State Government, among others, to constitute Committees to inspect the records maintained by Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department Officials all over the State as well as the records maintained by Arulmigu Subramaniaswamy Thirukoil Temple and other temples all over the State. Other developments: Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Woman IPS Officer- “Issue Sensitive; Maturity & Restraint Required”: Madras HC Expresses Satisfaction With Investigation Progress Meghalaya High Court 1. Petition U/s 482 CrPC Challenging Domestic Violence Act Proceedings Maintainable: Meghalaya High Court [Masood Khan vs . Smti. Millie Hazarika] A Single Bench of Justice W. Diengdoh held that petition under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure before it challenging Domestic Violence Act proceedings is maintainable. In this case, it was contended that the proceedings under the DV Act, 2005 are purely civil in nature and the relief contemplated under Sections 18 to 22 are civil reliefs with no criminal liabilities and as such, the enquiry is not a trial of criminal case, which will attract the provision of Section 482 Cr.P.C. The Court noted that the Section 28 of the DV Act specifically provides that all proceedings under Sections 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 as well as Section 31 shall be governed by the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, though liberty was also given to the court to lay down its own procedure. The court further noted that the applicability of Section 28 of the DV Act in criminal proceedings was emphasized by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Satish Chander Ahuja case. Orissa High Court 1. No Right Accrues In Favour Of Bidders Of A Tender Offer Unless The Same Is Approved By Higher Authorities: Orrisa High Court [M/s. Ashirbad Industries & Ors. v. State of Odisha & Ors.] The writ petitions filed by participants of a tender offer challenging the action of the Superintending Engineer and Chief Engineer in cancelling the tender was dismissed by a Bench consisting of Chief Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice BP Routray while holding that when the tender is yet to be approved by higher authorities, no right accrues in favor of the participants, and they cannot challenge the action of the authorities in cancelling the tender. In this case, a joint writ petition was filed by the petitioners challenging the cancellation of Tender Call invited by the Executive Engineer, Bhubaneswar to execute the Hydro Mechanical Gate works under different Civil Divisions. The petitioners in this case were successful bidders, however, there was a delay in finalizing the tender process. The petitioners thereby filed individual petitions before the Court, and in the meantime, the Superintending Engineer and the Chief Engineer passed an order intimating the rejection of tender as the tender documents were found defective and the discrepancies regarding “Structure and Organization”, “Plant and Equipment” and “Performance record” were noticed during re-scrutinization. Patna High Court 1. Ascertain Infrastructure In Existence To Cater To Girl Students’ Needs In Various Educational Institutions: Patna HC Constitutes 3-Member Committee [In The Matter of News Report Dated 10.04.2018 Published in Hindi News Daily Hindustan Patna Live v. The State of Bihar and Ors] A Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar constituted a Committee of three Lady Advocates to visit a list of Educational Institutions to ascertain the exact status of the existence and functionality of infrastructure to cater to the needs of the girl students in such institutions. It ordered thus after perusing the affidavits filed by the Universities indicating the infrastructure available in the educational institutions. 2. Patna High Court Suggests Reservation For Transgender Community On Regular Basis Under OBC Category; Asks State To Take The Final Decision [Veera Yadav v. Govt. of Bihar] “May be, reservation on regular basis can be confined upto O.B.C. category for transgenders,” contemplated a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar while hearing a writ petition filed against pitiable condition of the transgender community in the State of Bihar. It observed, “A decision in the affirmative would not only uplift the lifestyle and education of the persons, but also going to be a correct step in bringing them into the mainstream.” Punjab & Haryana High Court 1. Protection Of Runaway/ Inter-Faith Couples : Punjab & Haryana High Court Suggests Steps At Executive Level [Lovepreet Kaur & Anr v. State of Punjab & Ors.] A Single Bench of Justice Avneesh Jhingan expressed concern over the enormous number of protection petitions being filed before it by runaway and inter-faith couples. While stating that the genuine cases of threat are often overlooked amid a pile of cases that are filed on a daily basis, the Bench suggested several steps to make the executive responsible for offering protection to the lives of such couples, so that burden on Courts is reduced. Access full report to read suggestions 2. “Cannot Be Morally Accepted In Society”: P&H HC Declines Protection To Couples In “Contractual Live-In-Relationship”Which is Not A “Marital Relationship” [Moyna Khatun & Anr. v. State of Punjab & Ors.] A Single Bench of Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan registered its disapproval of ‘new concept of contractual Live-In-Relation’ backed by a deed, wherein parties state that their live-in-relationship is not ‘Marital Relationship’. It opined that “especially stating (in the deed) that it is not a ‘Marital Relationship’ is nothing but the misuse of the process of law as it cannot be morally accepted in society.” The Court was hearing a plea seeking issuance of direction to official respondents to protect the life and liberty of the petitioners at the hands of the private respondents. The Counsel for the petitioners submitted that the Petitioners had executed a deed of Live-In-Relationship dated 04th March 2021 and certain terms and conditions have been settled in the deed of live-in-relationship by way of mutual consent. 3. No Inherent Right Vested In Husband Or His Relatives To Claim Custody Of Minor Girl By Filing Habeas Corpus Plea: Punjab & Haryana High Court [Ranjeet Kaur v. State of Punjab & Ors.] Underlining the principle of paramount welfare of child, a Single Bench of Justice Jasgurpreet Singh Puri held that a minor girl who marries with her consent and refuses to stay with her parents, can be sent to child protection home. It said that there is no inherent right vested in the husband or his relatives to claim custody of the minor girl by filing writ of habeas corpus. “Keeping a minor girl child in such like circumstances either by an order of judicial Court or by the Child Welfare Committee by following proper procedure cannot be held to be an illegal detention,” it said. It further held that the plea taken by the in-laws of such minor girl that the marriage was performed with the girl’s consent would pale into insignificance in view of the fact that child marriage itself is an offence. 4. Punjab & Haryana High Court Stays Deportation Of Indian Origin Person To Kenya [Jugraj Singh & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors.] In a petition raising an important question with regard to Section 9(2) of the Citizenship Act, 1955 which envisages an opportunity to be heard before taking any decision, a division bench consisting of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh, while issuing notice of motion to the parties, issued stay orders on the deportation of the petitioner to Kenya till next date of hearing. In view of the grant of Kenyan citizenship to petitioner, his Indian citizenship automatically terminated. However, petitioner has stated in his petition that since he is born in India, has permanent place of residence in India, parents of petitioner belong to India and wife of petitioner is also an Indian citizen, keeping in view all this, Indian citizenship of the petitioner is liable to be resorted. It is the case of petitioner that he has not been given opportunity of hearing before deportation order. 5. Muslim Woman Didn’t Convert To Hinduism Before Marrying Hindu Man, Marriage Not Valid But Couple Entitled To Live-In-Relation: P&H High Court [Nasima & Anr. v. State of Haryana & Ors.] In a protection plea filed by an interfaith couple, a Single Bench of Bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi observed that the marriage between a Muslim woman and a Hindu man won’t be valid as the bride didn’t convert to Hindu religion before the solemnization of marriage in accordance with Hindu rites and ceremonies. It however ruled that the couple would be entitled to live in live-in-relationship in nature of marriage and also to the protection of their life and liberty. Other developments: ‘Detrimental To Interest Of Inhabitants Of Village’: Punjab & Haryana High Court Quashes Govt Order For Exchange Of Gram Panchayat Land Telangana High Court 1. Wilful Disobedience: Telangana High Court Holds District Collector Guilty Of Contempt; Sentences To Three Months A Single Bench of Justice MS Ramachandra Rao held a District Collector and two others guilty of contempt of court for wilful disobedience of its order restraining dispossession of certain farmers from their agricultural lands for the purpose of building a reservoir. It sentenced them to undergo simple imprisonment for three months and to pay fine of Rs.2,000/-. They have also been directed to pay costs of Rs.10,000/- to each of the petitioners. The direction was made to the District Collector, Joint Collector and Administrator, (Rehabilitation and Resettlement) and Land Acquisition Officer – cum – Revenue Divisional Officer of the Rajanna Sircilla District in the State. In its order, the Court observed that the Respondent-officers had proceeded in defiance of Court’s order dated October 12, 2018, and in the process, seized some land which was subject matter of a writ petition, in March 2019. Uttarakhand High Court 1. Kumbh Mela 2021- Maintain Strict Vigilance So That Haridwar Doesn’t Emerge As A Hotbed For Spread Of COVID-19: Uttarakhand HC The Bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma, while hearing a PIL concerning Covid-management during upcoming Kumbh Mela celebrations, directed the state administration to maintain strict vigilance during the Kumbh Mela and even prior thereto, so as to reduce the possibility of Haridwar emerging as a hot bed for the spread of Corona Virus infection. 2. “Prisons In India Continue To Be Rather Medieval In Their Functioning”: Uttarakhand High Court Seeks Report On Jail Conditions In The State Stressing that the prisons in India continue to be rather medieval in their functioning, a Bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma observed that it is high time that Jails are transported from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age. The Bench was hearing a plea, wherein the petitioners submitted that the State of Uttarakhand has failed to enact any policy or rules with regard to premature release of convicted prisoners, after they have completed 14 years of the sentence. However, the Court further noted, “The conditions of the jails in the State is a cause of concern as the entire jail population, whether under trial or convicted prisoners, are under judicial custody.” Therefore, it expressed its desire to know not only about the physical condition of the jails throughout the State, but also about the reformative techniques being used to reform the prisoners.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Nutter Butter Parade looking for nuts & normal folks

first_img Sponsored Content Latest Stories You Might Like Award-winning Troy University percussion ensemble in concert The Troy University Percussion Ensemble was named the winner of the 2012 Percussive Arts Society Internation Percussion Ensemble Competition. The… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder There will be mules and wagons, clowns, bands, horses, singers, pets and people of all descriptions, community queens, rides, floats, and things you won’t believe and maybe a politician or two.Those who want to parade may call 334-735-3125 or just come on and get in line. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Nutter Butter Parade looking for nuts & normal folks By Jaine Treadwell The Nutter Butter Parade is one of the nuttiest parades around. If you are a nut and want to strut your stuff, you don’t have to sign up just line up somewhere along the road that winds from the Piggly Wiggly on back behind the National Guard Armory and get ready to parade. Walking entries my hop in anywhere along North Main Street or from the parking lot of BB&T.All that is asked of those who participate is that the entry is fun and in good peanut butter taste.“Among this year’s featured entries will be the Queens of Agriculture including the Turnip Green Queen, Miss String Bean, Miss Bitter Milk and Miss Chit’lin Switch and a whole host of other queens from the farm scene,” Ross said. “The communities in and around Pike County are invited to have entries representative of their history or their character. Entries will include Miss Josie Beat Moonshine, Miss Blue ‘Sprangs’ and, the word is that Banks will pay tribute to the famous country music couple that met there at a medicine show.And, the talk is that Elvis will be in town. The King of Rock ’n Roll’s favorite sandwich was a PB & banana combination. Published 11:00 pm Monday, October 22, 2012 Email the author Sometimes you feel like a nut and, when you do, there’s a parade designed just for you.The Nutter Butter Parade is a highlight of the annual Peanut Butter Festival Parade and for 21 years now, the BHS has been inviting all fun-loving people to join the parade. The Nutter Butter Parade will get underway at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 and follow a Main Street route through downtown Brundidge.The Nutter Butter Parade is a parade of nuts and there’s always room for one more, said Margaret Ross, a member of the Brundidge Historical Society’s parade committee.The Nutter Butter Parade is a highlight of the annual Peanut Butter Festival Parade and for 21 years now, the BHS has been inviting all fun-loving people to join the parade.The Nutter Butter Parade will get underway at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 and follow a Main Street route through downtown Brundidge. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Articlelast_img read more

British, Russian Ships Meet at Sea

first_img View post tag: British View post tag: Navy View post tag: Russian View post tag: News by topic ROYAL NAVY WARSHIP HMS DUNCANThe Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer, HMS Defender, returned to Portsmouth yesterday having ensured safe passage of a Russian task group along the country’s coast.The Russian task group including a 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier, anchored in the Moray Firth due to bad weather.HMS Defender completed a 700 mile journey despite bad weather to welcome the task group. The destroyer was on duty as high readiness ship of the Navy over the holidays, which means that she was ready to respond to a wide range of short notice tasks.Operations Officer of HMS Defender, Lieutenant Commander Mark Mason, said that this task demonstrates HMS Defender’s flexibility and agility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 10, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: sea Back to overview,Home naval-today British, Russian Ships Meet at Sea View post tag: Defense Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: meet January 10, 2014 Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence View post tag: ships British, Russian Ships Meet at Sealast_img read more

End this epidemic killer now!!!

first_imgDear Editor:Our Nation is faced with a killer disease that is the ONLY ONE of the leading causes of death in our country, without a way to prevent, cure, or slow its progression. This is Alzheimer’s disease—the most expensive disease in America! I have just returned from DC, along with 1300 other Ambassadors/Advocates representing every State, to both educate Congress and share the alarming facts/figures currently released by the Alzheimer’s Association. As we “stormed the Hill” and made our Purple Presence known to Representatives, Senators, and their staff, the momentum to gain support for crucial funding and legislative actions from Congress continued in all our visits.With hopes that Congress maintains its commitment to Alzheimer’s research, a request for an additional $414 million in Fiscal Year 18(FY18) was made. This is consistent with the Alzheimer’s Bypass Budget issued by the National Institutes of Health. In 2017, the cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s will total an estimated $259 billion. Total Medicare spending on people with Alzheimer’s is 1 in every 5 dollars and by 2050 will be 1 in every 3 dollars. “Alzheimer’s staggering $259B cost could break Medicare – Forbes 3/17/17”The average annual Medicaid spending for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease is 23 times greater than the average across all other seniors($349-Senior without Alzheimer’s–$8,182—Senior with Alzheimer’s disease). As one can see, Alzheimer’s creates an enormous strain on both State and Federal budgets. Additionally, we requested that both Chambers Co-sponsor the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA(S.693/H.R 1676) that was reintroduced again this Congress. This legislation would ensure an adequate, well-trained palliative care workforce through workforce training, education and awareness, and enhanced research.Alzheimer’s kills more than Breast Cancer and Prostrate Cancer combined.More than 5 million Americans are living with this disease and by 2050; this number could rise as high as 16 million. Deaths from Alzheimer’s increased 89 percent from 2000 to 2014, while deaths from other major diseases (including heart disease, stroke, breast and prostrate cancer, and HIV/AIDS) all decreased. As a Caregiver for nearly 16 years, I was among the more than 15 million Americans that provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. In 2016, 18.2 Billion Hours of care valued at over $230 Billion was provided by these Caregivers. This disease is the 6th leading cause of Death in the United States. Every 66 Seconds someone in the United States develops this disease. Approximately 200,000 individuals today under the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s in the United States. Nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s are women.For more information go to: and become an advocate!Sincerely, Rosita McGovern,Public Policy Ambassador for Congressman Donald Payne Jr. ( NJ- 10), Greater Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Associationlast_img read more

It’s tick season, beware of Lyme disease

first_imgIndianaLocalNews It’s tick season, beware of Lyme disease WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By Richard Bartz [CC BY-SA 2.5], from Wikimedia Commons You were asked to stay at home for a long time, then told it was time to get outside and get some exercise. You’re being warned that you could pick up ticks, whether you’re outside in the country or the city, and that you need to get them off of your body.If you find a tick, you should grab a pair of sterilized, fine-tipped tweezers, says Hoosier nurse practitioner Shannon Cook, with the Minute Clinic at CVS.“You want to make sure those have been sterilized and cleaned. Steps two and three would be to grab the head of the tick, as opposed to the swollen abdomen with those tweezers. And, it’s really important to pull straight out and not twist,” said Cook.She said the goal is to make sure the tick doesn’t break in half. If it does, she says to try to remove the mouthparts. If you can’t, Cook says you can leave them alone, that it will heal, or you can come into the clinic if you feel you need to.Cook said Lyme disease is the main concern with tick bites, but it is rare. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is also a concern but is also rare.The symptoms of Lyme disease, include a fever, but most prominently, a rash at the site of the bite.“You would want to look to make sure you’re not getting a bullseye ring. It kind of looks like a target sign,” she said.She said if you are concerned about Lyme disease, you can go to the doctor and be prescribed an antibiotic for prevention.Cook said after the tick is removed, you’ll want to wash the site and clean it with alcohol, and dispose of the remains of the tick in a small plastic bag.She said you should avoid home remedies for getting the tick off, especially burning it. She said that generally doesn’t work and may very well result in you burning yourself instead of the tick. By Jon Zimney – July 11, 2020 1 288 Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+ Previous articleRepresentative Banks echoing President Trump’s call to get kids back to schoolNext articleSouth Bend man sentenced after pleading guilty to robbery Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Cancellations for Dec. 21: No school in RSU 9, 58, 78; RSU 73 delayed

first_imgCancellations and postponements related to Friday’s weather will be posted here. To add an event to our listing, email us at [email protected] school in Regional School Unit 78 on Dec. 21.Franklin County government offices opening at 10 a.m.No school in Regional School Unit 58 on Dec. 21.Two-hour delay in Regional School Unit 73 on Dec. 21.No school in Regional School Unit 9 on Dec. 21.last_img