Caesars and William Hill jointly sponsor NFL’s Colts 26th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Caesars Entertainment and William Hill have together signed a deal to become an official sports betting partner of the Indianapolis Colts, the first joint team sponsorship between Caesars and the operator it looks set to acquire. Regions: US Indiana AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The agreement will see the pair launch a free-to-play game titled Pick 6 Predictor, in which players predict the outcome of six different events for each Colts game. It will offer fans a series of prizes, including a stay at a Caesars property in Las Vegas. “In the digital age, and particularly this virtual world in which we find ourselves now, finding new ways to engage with our fans, partners and community is one of our top priorities,” Roger VanDerSnick, the Colts’ chief sales & marketing officer, said. Read more on iGB North America Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Sponsorship Free-to-play Sportsbook M&A Sponsorship “This partnership with Caesars Entertainment and William Hill will help us better connect with Colts fans everywhere as we navigate this very unique season in 2020 and offer a greater fan experience well into the future.” Tags: NFL William Hill Caesars Entertainment Indianapolis Colts Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) 2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCapital Hotels Plc owns and operates the Sheraton Abuja Hotel in Nigeria which includes quality accommodation, restaurants, apartments for letting, recreational facilities, a night club and a business/conference centre. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel opened in 1990 and has gained international repute as a premier hotel operation in Abuja in Nigeria. The hotel is geared for tourists and business people offering a wide range of facilities and services. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel boasts quality air-conditioned accommodation, a selection of excellent restaurants, an outdoor pool, tennis court and fitness centre, a business lounge, conference and meeting facilities, banquet halls and a popular night club. Capital Hotels Plc operates out of the hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Capital Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover hated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and wanted him dead. Hoover called Dr. King “the most notorious liar in the country” at a Nov. 18, 1964, news conference. Hoover was furious the Black leader had just won the Nobel Peace Prize.The FBI boss organized a slander campaign and had his No. 3 man, William Sullivan, write a letter to King urging him to commit suicide. (New York Times, Nov. 11, 2014)“There is abundant evidence of a major high-level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Coretta Scott King in 1999. She spoke after a Memphis jury found the U.S. government guilty of conspiring to assassinate Dr. King. (newsone.com, 2014)The campaign against Dr. King was part of Cointelpro, the FBI’s terror program against the Black liberation movement and communists. Anti-war activists were also targeted by the FBI.Cointelpro coordinated the deadly campaign against the Black Panther Party in which at least 28 Panthers were killed. Among them were Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, who were murdered in Chicago on Dec. 4, 1969. Decades later, Dr. Mutulu Shakur and other Black Panther Party members are still imprisoned.Hoover died in 1972, and the FBI claims Cointelpro was terminated in 1971. But the agency’s railroading of dissidents to prison never ended.American Indian Movement leader Leonard Peltier was framed by the FBI in 1976, and is still in jail. The FBI helped jail Puerto Rican liberation fighter Oscar López Rivera, who has just been released after 35 years in prison.On May 13, 1985, the FBI worked with Philadelphia police to drop a bomb on the MOVE house. Six adults and five children were killed.The FBI was no different under Director James Comey, who was fired by Trump on May 9. Comey continued the racist entrapment of Muslims and Palestinians.Comey even claimed that police were hindered by a “viral video effect” because they were being filmed while brutalizing people. Comey was endorsing the bogus “Ferguson Effect,” which blames the Black Lives Matter movement for a supposed increase in street crime since 2014. (New York Times, May 11, 2016)Frame-up agencyFrom its inception the FBI was used to crush any resistance to capitalism. William J. Burns — head of the strikebreaking Burns Detective Agency — was FBI director from 1921 to 1924.At the time, judges were issuing union-busting injunctions. A 1922 strike of workers in railroad shops was crushed. But Burns had to be dropped because he was tied to the corrupt Warren G. Harding administration’s Teapot Dome scandal.Burns’ No. 2 man, J. Edgar Hoover, took over. Hoover had helped carry out the roundups and deportations of communists in the 1919-1920 “Palmer raids,” named after President Woodrow Wilson’s attorney general, Alexander Palmer.Just like today, immigrant workers were under attack. Among them were the Italian-born anarchist labor organizers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. They were framed for a payroll robbery in which a guard was killed in Massachusetts.Despite affidavits by ex-FBI agents Lawrence Letherman and Fred J. Weyand stating that the bureau knew that Sacco and Vanzetti were innocent, the two were executed on Aug. 23, 1927.The first struggle that Sam Marcy, founding chairperson of Workers World Party, participated in was to stop these Italian-American heroes from being murdered. Although the worldwide movement wasn’t able to stop their execution, it was an inspiration for the successful effort to save the lives of the African-American Scottsboro defendants in the 1930s.Hoover helped instigate the anti-communist witch-hunt that dominated U.S. political life in the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. Thousands of activists lost their jobs and dozens were jailed, including Ben Davis, the communist New York City councilperson from Harlem.The height of the “red scare” was the execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on June 19, 1953. Framed on phony charges of giving “atomic secrets” to the Soviet Union, the FBI used perjured testimony to convict them. In his eulogy at the Rosenbergs’ funeral, W.E.B. Du Bois declared these martyrs died because “they would not lie.”The FBI has been a sewer from its inception. It should be abolished, along with all U.S. spy agencies and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement police.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Skehan delivered the Workers World Party solidarity message at the Dec. 12 action called by the Boston South Asian Coalition in support of farmers and workers in India who are leading historic strikes. As we come together on a rainy Saturday, there is much cause for revolutionary optimism as we lift up and learn from the mighty workers’ struggle in India today.Credit: Boston South Asian CoalitionOn Dec. 15 of last year, the courageous women-led uprising in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi, was born in direct response to India’s state-sponsored violence and repression against Muslim students, workers, their families and migrants. With women in the lead, this movement quickly spread across India and electrified the world, inspiring women workers and our class everywhere.The breadth and strength of the Shaheen Bagh movement caused the Modi government and its imperialist backers in the U.S. and Britain to tremble with fear, seeing the organized determination of the workers and most oppressed in society fighting back. Well, they’re still trembling today after two world historic strikes have shook the Indian state and global capitalist system in just a year’s time!Workers World Party salutes and applauds the latest massive Nov. 26 strike of 250 million people, plus workers and farmers that shut down India. This massive outpouring of militant, organized labor is exactly what is needed here in the U.S. It is also why there is almost zero coverage in the U.S. corporate-controlled media of this historic workers’ mobilization against austerity and repression. The U.S. ruling class fears what the working class is capable of when it gets inspired, organized and unified in demanding social, economic and political justice, along with reparations for centuries of crimes against Indigenous and Black and Brown peoples.The farmers who grow the food to feed the people must be defended and their rights and just compensation restored! To hell with the new anti-farmer bills and labor codes that will reap megaprofits for the greedy agribusinesses and bosses while stifling workers rights and wages!The images of farmers breaking through blockades to march on Parliament and workers holding sit-ins and mass rallies, blocking train tracks and burning effigies of Modi — all of these would bring much holiday cheer to U.S. workers under attack, if they could see and feel the strength of this massive, coordinated fightback.Workers here want to study and learn from the organizing methods and tactics of workers in India, and the unions, and socialist and communist organizations — on how they reach the masses and mobilize them into an organized strike force.Today, we must prepare to “Fight or die!” as the triple threat of Covid deaths, systemic racist terror and capitalist decay accelerates, causing misery for workers everywhere!We call for the U.S. government to immediately withdraw all aid and support for the repressive Modi government. We demand a repeal of its discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act. We call for the Boston City Council and cities across the U.S. to pass resolutions condemning discriminatory and racist laws in India, supported by U.S. imperialism. We see a direct parallel between the CAA and U.S. laws written to terrorize Black, Brown, Indigenous, immigrant and poor workers, including caging children and families and executing oppressed and disabled people incarcerated on death row.This latest strike of over a quarter billion people in India is an earthquake of resistance and the aftershocks can be felt from Wall Street to Fleet Street — by all of finance capital. The Modi government and imperial powers have effectively been “served notice.” Their time is up!This organized resistance by the workers in India is what we need here at home to fight hunger, evictions, unemployment, racist police murders, the tortuous, for-profit prison system, oppression of migrants and capitalism’s destruction of the planet.We dream of a sea of U.S .workers marching in their own class interest, and waving red flags, a symbol of the workers’ strength and unity against capitalism — as we have seen in India, and in China, Cuba, Venezuela and Vietnam where socialism is advancing. Together let’s globalize workers solidarity and build workers power! Long live the fighting spirit of the Shaheen Baghs! Long live Revolutionary Socialism!
Print NewsCommunityLimerick grandad Ger is still making waves as the oldest ice-swimmer in townBy David Raleigh – February 26, 2021 357 Ger Purcell swimming in the icy cold Shannon River near Mill Road, Corbally and (inset) before taking the plunge.Photo: Liam BurkeA 66-YEAR-OLD Limerick man who occupied himself during the lockdown by swimming in the River Shannon has become the world’s oldest Ice-Mile swimmer.Ger Purcell from Richmond Park, Corbally trained over winter within 5km from his home before completing the challenge in freezing conditions in just over 43 minutes.Guinness World Records has confirmed that Mr Purcell, of the Limerick Narwhals club, became the oldest male athlete to complete an ice-mile under international ice swimming association regulations, when he swam a mile non stop in 4.93 degrees celsius water, three weeks ago.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “During the summer I swim across the bay in Kilkee every day, so my friends said I should have a go at the ice-mile swim.“My response was to ask them, ‘do I look mad enough to swim through the winter in ice cold weather?.“Then the lockdown happened and basically I kept swimming. The weather started to go downhill over November, December, January, but I kept going. It was something to keep me occupied over lockdown too.”“The biggest problem I had was getting swims in during the lockdown, but I managed it within the 5km because the River Shannon is situated near where I live.”Mr Purcell, who is also a member of St Michael’s Rowing Club, said he nearly didn’t finish the challenge due to the extreme conditions.“I was doing very well but then I struggled over the last 400 metres. As I went around the buoy. I kind of swung off it because I was getting a bit tired, and the sun was beating down on my face. I looked up and my eyes hit the sun and I took a mouthful of water.”“It was cold and I got a bit disorientated, and I was trying to get my level right, to get to the next buoy, which I couldn’t see because of the sun, so the last 200 metres were fairly tough.”Despite the cold temperatures, he kept to the ice-mile regulations which only allow competitors to wear swimming togs, a swimming cap, and goggles.“The water was 4.9 degrees and I couldn’t wear Vaseline or anything else, so you’re bare. My recovery took about two hours. I had to have someone with me to help me out of the water, because my feet and hands were like ice blocks.“You can’t get dressed because you can’t feel your hands, so you need to get warmed straight away. I’m told that in other parts of the world where it has been done that they go to a jacuzzi and steam room afterwards, but I was just getting dressed in my car.”Mr Purcell, who has three grown up children and seven grandchildren, has always enjoyed sport and challenging himself.“I’ve done a couple of triathlons but I damaged my ankle so I need an operation on that, but I still do a bit of cycling.”“My son thinks I’m mad, but now I can say I’m the oldest ice swimmer in town.”The previous record was held by a 64-year-old man.Mr Purcell said he won’t be doing the ice-mile challenge again, but is now campaigning for Limerick City and County Council to redevelop the swimming baths in Corbally to attract international ice mile swimmers to Limerick.“We have the most ice milers in the world at the Limerick Narwhals club and we are building it up, especially among the younger guys. We need a place and there is talks about the council developing the Corbally baths this year.”“It would be brilliant, because you could bring international swimmers into Limerick and have international events there,” the new world record holder added.For more watch Meghann interview Ger below: Twitter Email Advertisement Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleOn This Day: U20’s fall to Kerry in Munster as Mary I overcome LIT in Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finalNext articleInformation being withheld from Limerick Covid contact tracers David Raleigh
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Top StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Round Up [March 15 to March 21, 2021] Nupur Thapliyal21 March 2021 4:52 AMShare This – xJUDGMENTS THIS WEEK1. Default Bail : State Cannot Take Advantage Of Filing One Charge Sheet First And Seeking Time To File Supplementary Charge-sheets To Extend The Time Limit U/S 167(2)Case: Fakhrey Alam vs. State of Uttar Pradesh [CrA 319 OF 2021] Citation: LL 2021 SC 165 The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and R. Subhash Reddy observed that the time period for…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?LoginJUDGMENTS THIS WEEK1. Default Bail : State Cannot Take Advantage Of Filing One Charge Sheet First And Seeking Time To File Supplementary Charge-sheets To Extend The Time Limit U/S 167(2)Case: Fakhrey Alam vs. State of Uttar Pradesh [CrA 319 OF 2021] Citation: LL 2021 SC 165 The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and R. Subhash Reddy observed that the time period for investigation specified under Section 167 of the Code of Criminal Procedure cannot be extended by seeking to file supplementary charge sheet qua UAPA offences. The Court while granting default bail to Fakhrey Alam, a person accused under Section 18 of the UAPA Act, reiterated that default bail under first proviso of Section 167(2) of the Cr.P.C. is a fundamental right and not merely a statutory right.”We do not think that the State can take advantage of the fact that in one case there is one charge sheet and supplementary charge sheets are used to extend the time period in this manner by seeking to file the supplementary charge sheet qua the offences under the UAPA Act even beyond the period specified under Section 167 of the Cr.P.C beyond which default bail will be admissible, i.e., the period of 180 days. That period having expired and the charge sheet not having been filed qua those offences (albeit a supplementary charge sheet), we are of the view the appellant would be entitled to default bail in the aforesaid facts and circumstances.”, the court said.2. Delay In Raising Juvenility Claim Is No Ground For Rejection Of Such A Claim: Supreme CourtCase: Ram Chandra vs. State of Uttar Pradesh [SLP (Crl) 8633/2017]Citation : LL 2021 SC 172The bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Krishna Murari observed that the delay in raising the claim of juvenility is no ground for rejection of such a claim. The court was considering an application filed by one Isha Charan who has been convicted along with others under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and sentenced with imprisonment for life in relation to an incident which took place on 30-11-1982.”The plea of juvenility had possibly not been taken before the Trial Court as the trial was concluded and the applicant Isha Charan was convicted before the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 was enacted. However, Section 2(k) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, defines a “juvenile” or “child” as a person who has not completed eighteen years of age. A person who was a juvenile at the time of commission of offence is entitled to the protection. The claim of juvenility may be raised at any stage, even after the final disposal of the case as held by this Court in Abuzar Hossain @ Ghulam Hossain vs. State of West Bengal reported in (2012) 10 SCC 489. The delay in raising the claim of juvenility is no ground for rejection of such a claim. Similar view has been taken in numerous subsequent cases of this Court.”, the court said.3. Criminal Proceedings Are Not For Realization Of Disputed Dues, Reiterates Supreme CourtCase: Manoj Kumar Sood Vs. State Of Jharkhand [ SLP (Crl) 1274/2021]Citation: LL 2021 SC 171The bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Krishna Murari reiterated that criminal proceedings are not for realization of disputed dues. A Criminal Court, exercising jurisdiction to grant bail/anticipatory bail, is not expected to act as a recovery agent to realise the dues of the complainant, and that too, without any trial, the bench observed.The bench also referred to Shyam Singh vs. State through CBI reported in (2006) 9 SCC 169, in which it was held that it is open to a Court to grant or refuse bail but to say that offence has been committed even at the stage of granting bail and to direct repayment of any amount is both onerous and unwarranted. 4. Factors Which May Not Be Relevant To Determine The Guilt Of Accused Can Be Considered At The Stage Of Sentencing: Supreme CourtCase: K.Prakash vs. State of Karnataka [CrA 336 OF 2021]Citation: LL 2021 SC 169The bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy observed that factors which may not be relevant to determine the guilt of the accused can be considered at the stage of sentencing.In this case, the accused were convicted under Sections 344 and 366 of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly conspiring with the other accused to kidnap a minor girl. They were sentenced to undergo Simple Imprisonment for one year for offence under Section 344, IPC and a fine of Rs.2000/- and S.I. for two years for the offence under Section 366, IPC and a fine of Rs.5000/-. As the Karnataka High Court dismissed their appeals, they approached the Apex Court.”Many factors which may not be relevant to determine the guilt, must be seen with a human approach, at the stage of sentencing. While imposing the sentence, all relevant factors are to be considered, keeping in mind the facts and circumstances of each case.”, the bench said.5. Impart Gender Sensitization Training To Judges; Include Such Courses In LLB & AIBE Syllabus: Supreme CourtTitle : Aparna Bhat vs. State of Madhya Pradesh [CrA 329 OF 2021] Citation : LL 2021 SC 168The bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and S. Ravindra Bhat suggested that gender sensitization training should be imparted to Judges and public prosecutors. In doing so, the bench also observed that each High Court should formulate a module on judicial sensitivity to sexual offences, to be tested in the Judicial Services Examination. It also directed the Bar Council of India to take steps to include such courses as part of LLB and AIBE syllabus.”The National Judicial Academy is hereby requested to devise, speedily, the necessary inputs which have to be made part of the training of young judges, as well as form part of judges’ continuing education with respect to gender sensitization, with adequate awareness programs regarding stereotyping and unconscious biases that can creep into judicial reasoning. The syllabi and content of such courses shall be framed after necessary consultation with sociologists and teachers in psychology, gender studies or other relevant fields, preferably within three months.” The bench said.6. All Consumer Complaints Filed Before CPA 2019 Should Be Heard By Fora As Per Pecuniary Jurisdiction Under CPA 1986 : Supreme CourtTitle : Neena Aneja and others vs Jai Prakash Associates Ltd.Citation : LL 2021 SC 164 The Supreme Court held that consumer complaints filed before the coming into effect of the Consumer Protection Act 2019(CPA 2019) should continue in the fora in which they were filed as per the pecuniary jurisdiction under the previous Consumer Protection Act of 1986(CPA 1986).A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah set aside the directions of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission that the previously instituted cases as per the 1986 Act should be transferred to the respective fora as per the new pecuniary limits under the 2019 Act.”…we have come to the conclusion that proceedings instituted before the commencement of the Act of 2019 on 20 July 2020 would continue before the fora corresponding to those under the Act of 1986 (the National Commission, State Commissions and District Commissions) and not be transferred in terms of the pecuniary jurisdiction set for the fora established under the Act of 2019″, the bench observed.8. Accused Can Be Summoned U/s 319 CrPC Even On The Basis Of Examination-In-Chief Of Witness: Supreme CourtCase: Sartaj Singh vs State of Haryana [CrA 298-299 OF 2021]Citation: LL 2021 SC 161 The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah observed that an accused can be summoned under Section 319 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on the basis of even examination in chief of the witness and the Court need not wait till his cross examination.The bench observed that If on the basis of the examination in chief of the witness the Court is satisfied that there is a prima facie case against the proposed accused, the Court may in exercise of powers under Section 319 CrPC array such a person as accused and summon him to face the trial.9. Person Ineligible U/s 29A IBC To Submit Resolution Plan Cannot Propose Scheme Of Compromise & Arrangement U/s 230 Companies Act 2013: Supreme CourtCase: Arun Kumar Jagatramka vs. Jindal Steel and Power Ltd [CA 9664 of 2019]Citation: LL 2021 SC 160The Supreme Court held that a person who is ineligible under Section 29A of the Insolvency Bankruptcy Code to submit a resolution plan, cannot propose a scheme of compromise and arrangement under Section 230 of the Companies Act, 2013.The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah also upheld the constitutional validity of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2016, which stipulate that a person who is not eligible under the IBC to submit a resolution plan for insolvency resolution of the corporate debtor shall not be a party in any manner to such compromise or arrangement.The Court observed thus while dismissing the appeals against National Company Law Appellate Tribunal and also a writ petition challenging constitutional validity of Regulation 2B Of Liquidation Process Regulations. NCLT, in these cases, held that a person who is ineligible under Section 29A of the Insolvency Bankruptcy Code to submit a resolution plan, is also barred from proposing a scheme of compromise and arrangement under Section 230 of the Companies Act, 2013.10. Supreme Court Nullifies Kerala High Court Direction That Final Report Under Section 173(2) CrPC Should Be Filed Even For Removal Of AccusedTittle : State of Kerala vs Anil Kumar and othersCitation : LL 2021 SC 173A bench comprising Justices Mohan Shantanagoudar and Vineet Saran has held that the general directions issued by the Kerala High Court regarding the deletion of parties from the array of accused in the final report should not be given effect to.The bench observed that the directions will have no general application and will apply only to the facts of the particular case. The Court held so while disposing of a special leave petition filed by the State of Kerala against the general directions issued by a single bench of Justice P Somarajan of the Kerala High Court.The High Court had “deprecated” the practice of police filing casual reports before the Magistrate to remove or delete parties from the array of accused. The High Court had also observed that it was possible to file a ‘refer report’ under Section 173 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and held that such reports should be filed even with respect to persons who have been dropped as accused in the case, along with the necessary documents and statements as per Section 173(5). It further directed that notice should be given to the informant regarding the removal or deletion of accused.IMPORTANT APEX COURT UPDATES1. Maratha Quota Case : Indira Sawhney Decision Delivered After Much Discussion; No Need To Revisit, Datar Argues In Supreme CourtA Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court started hearing this week, the challenge against the constitutionality of Maharashtra Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018, which provides for a quota to Marathas in jobs and education.On the first day of the hearing, Datar commenced his submissions on the issue of whether the 50% limit as set by the 1992 Indra Sawhney judgment could be crossed and as to whether the 9-Judge Bench judgement should be revisited. Datar submitted that there was not a single Judgement which doubted the competence of Indra Sawhney and referred to multiple Constitution Bench judgements which had been referred to a 9-Judge or an 11-Judge Bench.Read Also: ‘No Extraordinary Circumstance To Exceed 50% Limit’ : SC Constitution Bench Hears Lawyers Opposing Maratha Quota On Day 3Read Also: Maratha Quota Case, Day 4 : Rights Of States On Backward Classes Not Affected By 102nd Constitution Amendment, AG Tells Supreme CourtRead Also: For How Many Generations Reservations Will Continue? Supreme Court Asks In Maratha Quota Case[Day 5]2. Bail To Unitech Promoters: Supreme Court Pulls Up Delhi HC, CMM-Says ‘Shocking Exercise Of Judicial Power, Breach Of Judicial Discipline’The Supreme Court this week pulled up Delhi High Court and a Chief Metropolitan Magistrate for going over its head in entertaining the bail applications of Unitech promoters Ajay and Sanjay Chandra, when the apex court had categorically denied them bail in August last year.Issuing notice to the accused, the bench of Justices D. Y. Chandrachud and M. R. Shah stayed the grant of bail by the CMM, directing the accused to surrender to the Tihar jail by March 22. A status report had come to be filed on behalf of the Delhi Police, Economic Offences Wing, together with an interlocutory application for staying the order passed by Dr Pankaj Sharma, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi on 13 January 2021 granting bail to the accused.3. ‘Advocates Can Only Earn Livelihood If They Come Into Contact With People’ : SC Says Lawyers’ Demand For Vaccine Priority Need ConsiderationThe Supreme Court this week orally observed that the concerns of the legal fraternity regarding priority for COVID-19 vaccination were genuine, which require consideration.”Advocates can only earn livelihood only if they come into contact with people. They need assurance that they will not die if they come into contact with people”, the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.The bench, also including Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, was considering the transfer petitions filed by vaccine manufacturers Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India seeking to withdraw to the Supreme Court the suo moto case taken by the Delhi High Court on vaccine priority for legal fraternity. 4. SC Dismisses Plea Challenging Reduction In Quota Reserved For Appointment To UP Higher Judicial Service Through Limited Competitive ExamSupreme Court this week declined to entertain the challenging the constitutional validity of the U.P. Higher Judicial Service (Ninth Amendment) Rules, 2014 to the extent that it has reduced the quota reserved for appointment to the U.P. Higher Judicial Service through limited competitive examination from 25% to 10%.A three-judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has allowed the petitioner to withdraw the plea and approach the High Court. The plea argued that reduction in the quota set out for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (L.D.C.E) candidates and ensuing consequences have resulted in completely defeating the entire purpose and objective behind introducing this method for appointment to the U.P Higher Judiciary services.5. ‘You Can’t File A Petition Against Observations’ : SC To Centre On Plea Against Findings In Rhea Chakraborty Bail OrderWhile considering a case related to Rhea Chakraborty, the Supreme Court this week told the Central Government that a petition cannot be challenged against mere observations in a bail order.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India was considering the petition filed by the Central Government through the Narcotics Control Bureau against the observations made by the Bombay High Court while granting bail to actor Rhea Chakraborty in the NDPS case registered in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.The bench highlighted that the Centre’s petition does not challenge the bail order and only challenges observations. “We find the new things you do very difficult to understand. You cannot file a petition challenging the observations. You can only challenge the order. The observations are prima facie”, the CJI told the SG.6. “Insurer Should Deposit Award In Bank Account Maintained By MACT By RTGS/NEFT’: SC Issues Directions For Uniform Procedure In Granting Motor Accident CompensationThe Supreme Court has issued a slew of directions regarding process of disbursement of compensation as well as expediting the matter before the MACTs across the country.According to these directions, jurisdictional police station has to submit an Accident Information Report about the accident to the tribunal and insurer within first 48 hours either over email or a dedicated website. They shall also submit a detailed accident report to them within three months.7. HC’s Power To Grant Interim Relief, Stay On Coercive Steps To Protect Personal Liberty Must Be Preserved Subject To Guidelines: Supreme Court”When the Bombay High Court (in Arnab Goswami’s case) closed the door (in refusing to grant interim bail pending consideration of the plea for quashing of criminal proceedings), we opened it and we said that it cannot be shut completely. Although the power must be exercised sparingly, but the judicial discretion has to be there”, observed Justice D. Y. Chandrachud this week.The bench of Justices Chandrachud, M. R. Shah and Sanjiv Khanna was considering the contours of the power of quashing under section 482, CrPC and the power to grant interim relief by way of bail/anticipatory bail, stay on coercive steps i.e. a stay on arrest and investigation.8. “Amicus Can’t Run The Govt, CBI Administration”:SG Tushar Mehta Requests Court To Demarcate Role Of Amicus CuriaeSolicitor General Tushar Mehta earlier this week while addressing Supreme Court’s Bench led by Justice NV Ramana urged the Court to demarcate lines upto which the Court can be assisted by Amicus.”I request Your Lordships to demarcate lines upto which the Court can be assisted by Amicus. I’ll move an application. We’ve been seeing this for decades” SG Mehta submitted.SG Mehta also said “I’m not imputing motives on any Individual. But role & ambit of their assistance needs to be decided by Court. They cannot be running the government. “SG Mehta made these statements while making submissions before the Top Court in a PIL regarding killings in fake encounters by police personnel and personnel in uniform of the armed forces of the Union.9. Supreme Court Allows Discharge Of NHRC Officer From SIT Probing Alleged Fake Encounters In ManipurSupreme Court this week allowed request of Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Bhardwaj in the NHRC seeking discharge from the SIT formed to investigate alleged fake encounters in ManipurA three judge Bench led by Justice Ramana has allowed the officer to he discharged to his parent department to join on his promoted post, and has directed the Centre provide a suitable officer to the NHRC expeditiously. The Bench was hearing applications filed in the PIL regarding killings in fake encounters by police personnel and personnel in uniform of the armed forces of the Union.10. Filings Have Gone Down; Virtual Functioning Affecting Struggling Lawyers : Sr Adv Vikas Singh Tells Supreme CourtArguing on behalf of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) in its plea seeking quashing of the SOP issued by Supreme Court’s Registry on hybrid hearings, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh this week highlighted various grievances faced by lawyers and the legal community amid covid 19 pandemic.”The unsuccessful and struggling lawyers are the real sufferers today. As an individual I do not have difficulty but that is not the point. My convenience is not to be taken as a yardstick. The average number of bar cannot do this.” Singh narrated the impact of virtual functioning before the Bench comprising of Justice SK Kaul and Justice Subhash Reddy.Read Also: Supreme Court Calls For Meeting Between Judges Committee & SCBA To Resolve Differences On Hybrid Hearing SOP11. Supreme Court Launches E-Copying Software To Facilitate ‘Contactless’, ‘Doorstep’ Delivery Of Certified Copies Of JudgmentsThe Supreme Court has launched a web-based e-Copying software to facilitate doorstep and contactless delivery of certified copies of Supreme Court judgments/proceedings. Therefore, it will not be necessary for stakeholders to physically come to the counter of the Registry to apply and obtain such copies.The e-Copying software, which has been made available on the website of the Supreme Court of India viz. www.sci.gov.in, will facilitate entitled stakeholders to get such copies, as admissible, under Supreme Court Rules, 2013 and A Handbook on Practice and Procedure and Office Procedure, 2017.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Motortion/iStock(CINCINNATI) — The horrific discovery of four adult members of a family shot dead inside an apartment in a suburb of Cincinnati prompted police on Monday to warn the public that the killer remains on the loose and has not been identified.The bodies of the four family members, three women and a man, were discovered Sunday night by a relative, who called 911, West Chester Township Police Chief Joel Herzog said at a news conference on Monday.He said all of the victims were shot to death and that it appeared the killer struck as the family were cooking a meal.“At this time we are actively working this case, looking to identify a suspect,” Herzog said. “The safety of the community is paramount for us. So we’re diligently working to ensure that everybody is safe in the community.”The identities of the victims were pending autopsies, but Herzog said they were members of the same family and all shared a residence at the Lakefront at West Chester apartment complex.He said a relative found the bodies about 10 p.m. on Sunday and called 911.“There was also some reports that there was a fire inside. There was unattended food that was being prepped at the time and that’s where the call from the smoke and fire came,” said Herzog, explaining that the fire was not intentionally set.Herzog said there was no evidence found indicating the victims were armed.“It does not appear that there was any return fire,” Herzog said.He said that after the bodies were discovered, a K-9 unit and an Ohio State Highway Patrol helicopter combed the area in search for the suspect.Herzog said police had previously responded to the family’s apartment for routine calls, including a theft.“No unusual calls there,” he said. “Just your normal runs for service.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
MattGush/iStock(APPLETON, Wis.) — A Wisconsin firefighter was shot and later died, and three other people were shot, at the scene of a medical emergency Wednesday night.The 14-year veteran of the Appleton Fire Department died after he was rushed to a local hospital, the department said in a statement posted to Facebook.One of the other three shooting victims was an Appleton police officer who’s recovering at a local hospital.The investigation into the incident is ongoing.Meghan Cash of the Appleton Police Department told ABC Green Bay affiliate WBAY-TV police and fire units responded to a transit center after a medical call around 5:30 p.m. local time.While they were treating an individual, “the incident escalated into shots being fired,” Cash said. “It was a very quick scene. … We had to get people to the hospital quickly. So we’re just happy we could get them there and get them the medical attention they needed.”Tori Mourning, a witness, told WBAY that at first it sounded like a lawnmower backfiring and then “I heard it again — I looked up because we can see the bus stop from my bedroom window.”“I saw the guy shoot a female, and she went down,” Mourning added, “and another shot was fired, and there was another male, and he went down, and then I saw the shooter flee.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
kali9/iStock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Three victims were found dead at a Florida home Sunday night after 911 operators warned police of a possible murder-suicide scenario, authorities said.Officers in Pembroke Pines, near Fort Lauderdale, were responding to a “suspicious incident” report around 8:30 p.m. when “911 operators upgraded the call” and said a man “murdered family members and intended to end his own life,” Pembroke Pines police said.Three victims were discovered dead, “seemingly from gunshot wounds,” police said.A child was found alive and hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.It was not immediately clear if the male suspect died by suicide.“I cannot confirm the status of the suspect at this time, but he is not at large,” police spokeswoman Amanda Conwell told ABC News.The community is not in danger, police added.The ages of the victims and their relationships to each other were not released by police.Anyone with information is asked to call the Pembroke Pines Police at 954-431-2200Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.