June 14, 2021

Farm Bureau Experts Talk Trade for 2019

first_img American Farm Bureau policy experts talked trade during a workshop at the organization’s 100th annual convention. Farm Bureau will be keeping an eye on a lot of things this year when it comes to trade. Dave Salmonsen is the organization’s senior director of congressional relations. He says the diverse impact of tariffs, the outcomes of free trade agreement negotiations, and the future relationship between the U.S. and China are all factors critical to growing exports in the future.Salmonsen talked about the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement and said the ratification process “could be quick or it could be slow, but there’s a timeline that has to be followed.” Salmonsen said the U.S. has also begun trade negotiations with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China are still ongoing. Farm Bureau economist and director of congressional relations Veronica Nigh was also on stage and talked about the economic impact of trade and tariffs. “95 percent of the world’s population is outside the U.S., so export markets are always our best opportunity for growth,” Nigh says. Overall, 20 percent of U.S. agricultural products are exported.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau Experts Talk Trade for 2019 SHARE Farm Bureau Experts Talk Trade for 2019 Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarm Bureau Celebrates 100 Years and Productive 2018 on the HAT Monday Morning EditionNext articlePotential Fireworks During U.S. and EU Trade Negotiations; Shutdown Hits USTR Office NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jan 14, 2019 last_img read more

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Beard New ICGA Board President; Smith Replaces Kauffman in District 5

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 22, 2019 Beard New ICGA Board President; Smith Replaces Kauffman in District 5 The Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) welcomed a new member to its board of directors, and it elected Mike Beard of Frankfort, Ind., as its new president during a quarterly meeting earlier this week.Joining Beard on the ICGA executive committee are Vice President Ronnie Mohr, Greenfield, Ind.; Secretary Mike Nichols, Rockport, Ind., and Treasurer Sarah Delbecq, Auburn, Ind. Leading the ICGA’s Governance Committee is Mike Flock, Ramsey, Ind.In the ICGA elections during the summer of 2019, incumbents Christian Rosen of Urbana, Ind., District 2 and Nichols of District 8 earned re-election. However, board member Ralph Kauffman, a farmer from Atlanta, Ind., retired from District 5. Kauffman was replaced by Scott Smith of Windfall, Ind., who produces corn on his farm that spans Tipton, Howard and Madison counties.Smith and his wife, Terri, have been farming since 1974. In addition to corn, Smith grows processing tomatoes and soybeans. He is the third generation to work on his farm, and he is also a member of the Indiana Vegetable Growers Association.“I support all ag educational programs,” Smith said in his board application. “As a corn producer, I want to promote the ethanol industry. I also want to protect farmers’ rights from government regulations. I am supportive of food safety and legal immigration to provide a sufficient workforce.”Rosen grows corn, soybeans and wheat in addition to his hog operation along Huntington and Wabash counties near Urbana, Ind. A full-time farmer since 1992, Rosen and his wife, Andrea, work in a partnership with his cousin, Jon Rosen. Rosen earned a bachelor’s degree in ag economics from Purdue University.Nichols grows corn, soybeans and wheat on his family’s farm in Spencer County near Rockport, Ind. The fourth generation of his family to work this farm, Nichols began farming in 1974. In addition to farming, Nichols owns and operates Nichols Farms Crop Insurance. Nichols earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College in history and economics.Source: Indiana Corn Growers Association Previous articleCulp Re-Elected at Indiana Farm Bureau and Ready for Next Legislative SessionNext articleUSMCA Senate Prospects, Markup January 7, 2020 Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Beard New ICGA Board President; Smith Replaces Kauffman in District 5 SHARElast_img read more

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Oppressive climate for reporters in run-up to Belarus election

first_imgNews July 29, 2020 Oppressive climate for reporters in run-up to Belarus election BelarusEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsEvents ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News RSF_en Credit : Sergei GAPON / AFP Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Belarus Receive email alerts “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) sounds the alarm about the oppressive climate for media freedom in Belarus just days ahead of its presidential election on 9 August and condemns the systematic arrests of journalists covering demonstrations during the campaign – harassment that the prosecutor-general is refusing to investigate.Although more than 40 journalists have been arrested during the past two and a half months of election campaigning, the prosecutor-general announced on 24 July that he would not investigate the way their reporting had been obstructed. This “falls under the exclusive competence of the authorities responsible for the initial investigation,” he said.His statement came three days after more than 200 journalists addressed an open letter to him, the interior minister, the information minister and the president of the Council of the Republic calling for an end to the persecution to which they have been subjected in recent weeks.“The aim of this extraordinary harassment has been to prevent journalists from covering the unprecedented campaigns against President Alexander Lukashenko’s reelection,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“The events of the past few months have shown the authorities ready to do anything to gag independent media. We call for impartial investigations with the aim of prosecuting those guilty of the crime of obstructing the work of journalists, which is penalized by article 198 of the Belarusian criminal code.”Cavelier added: “The authorities also have a duty to guarantee the media landscape’s pluralism and the right of independent and foreign media to report and express their views with complete safety during the election period, in accordance with Belarus’ international obligations as a member of the OSCE.”On 23 July, President Lukashenko urged the foreign ministry to rescind foreign media accreditation without waiting until the end of the campaign. The next day, the electoral commission announced that only state media would have access to Government House, the seat of the Belarusian parliament, to cover the election on 9 August.The reporting environment for journalists working for independent media, which are constantly targeted by the authorities, has deteriorated steadily as rallies kept on being held in support of opposition candidates.An initial wave of arrests took place at the start of May, during demonstrations organized in Minsk and provincial cities by Siarhei Tikhanouski, an outspoken blogger who was subsequently prevented from being a candidate. Four reporters were sentenced to between 10 and 21 days in prison for “participating in an unauthorized demonstration.”A second wave of arrests came on 19 and 20 June, just after the deadline for would-be presidential candidates to collect the necessary signatures. The police arrested freelancers and reporters for independent and foreign media including Reuters, Radio Svaboda (RFE/RL’s Belarusian service), the Belarusian exile radio station Euroradio, the news sites Tut.by and Onliner.by and the local newspaper Hantsavichy Chas.The aggressiveness towards journalists peaked in mid-July, during spontaneous demonstrations in support of two would-be opposition presidential candidates who had just been barred from running by the electoral commission. Sixteen reporters were summarily arrested and one, a reporter for Radio Svaboda, had his nose broken.Ruled since 1994 by Lukashenko, who until now has been reelected in the first round every five years, Belarus is ranked 153rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News Organisation RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsEvents ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Report says promises need to be turned into reality

first_img German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors June 15, 2020 Find out more News Reports March 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Report says promises need to be turned into reality Reporters Without Borders today issued its report of a fact-finding trip to Bahrain, coinciding with the Gulf island nation’s celebration of the ninth anniversary of King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa’s installation as head of state. The report calls on the authorities to implement the legislative reforms that it has been promising for several years. March 17, 2021 Find out more Related documents Read the reportPDF – 199.62 KB Follow the news on Bahrain Help by sharing this information News RSF_en center_img October 14, 2020 Find out more BahrainMiddle East – North Africa to go further Organisation Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today issued its report of a fact-finding trip to Bahrain, coinciding with the Gulf island nation’s celebration of the ninth anniversary of King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa’s installation as head of state. The report calls on the authorities to implement the legislative reforms that it has been promising for several years.While Bahraini journalists are able to speak out a bit more than their colleagues in many other Gulf countries, the press freedom situation is far from satisfactory. No journalist has been imprisoned since March 1999, but the press still has many problems. Restrictive laws and veiled pressure from officials too often force journalists to censors themselves.This was the context for a Reporters Without Borders visit to the capital Manama from 9 to 13 February, during which it met government officials, opposition politicians, journalists and civil society representatives.Government officials seem to be sincere in their desire help the kingdom’s media to evolve, but the long-awaited reforms have still not materialised. They include the reform of the Press and Publications Act, otherwise known as Law No. 47. No fewer than 18 press offences are punishable under this law, which took effect in October 2002, and are often defined in terms that allow a very broad interpretation.Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities not to postpone fulfilling their promises to allow more press freedom. Reform of the press law must not be abandoned for lack of political determination or because of pressure from the radical fundamentalists who form the majority in parliament.King Hamad has on several occasions expressed a desire to decriminalize press offences. Kuwait is so far the only Gulf nation to have taken this step. Reporters Without Borders thinks the Bahraini authorities should go further and put an end to the state’s monopoly of broadcasting. The organisation also urges the information ministry to show more restraint in its censorship of the Internet. Access to many websites is banned. It should be the job of the courts, not the government, to regulate the Internet. Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to be at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to See a Prototype Ion Thruster

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Limerick TD calls on Minister of Health to address problems in…

first_imgFacebook 1,746 elderly patients waited over 24 hours in University Hospital Limerick ED in 2017 says Limerick TD Email Advertisement Gavan Calls for Clarity on Future of Shannon Doc Services Limerick politicians knock on doors but not for themselves WhatsApp Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMore measles cases in LimerickNext articleColourful Limerick youth cafe ‘Steps’ awarded funds Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Print NewsPoliticsLimerick TD calls on Minister of Health to address problems in University Hospital of LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 7, 2018 1556 UHL not worst in Trolley crisis Patients in Limerick encouraged to take part in national survey Senator Paul Gavan.Speaking in the Seanad this morning, Senator Paul Gavan called on the Minister of Health to address the continued underfunding and understaffing of the University Hospital of Limerick.Senator Gavan said: “I am calling on Simon Harris, Minister of Health, to come out and explain to the people of Limerick how he intends to deal with the chronic underfunding of the University Hospital of Limerick.“This morning, we witnessed a tragic incident in which 15 children were injured, seven of which have been taken to UHL for treatment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “UHL have now released a statement requesting that the public not attend the hospital’s emergency department unless absolutely necessary.“Just last month, UHL had the worst trolley record in the state, with over 1000 patients lying on trolleys in corridors waiting for a bed.“The blame for this crisis in accommodation lies at the door of Fine Gael and those who have assisted them in government. Their record over the last seven years has been a disgrace, and our health sector is a reflection of their failure. Each year the situation gets worse.“This morning, there was actually a strike intended to take place, only for it to be called off last evening when the hospitals management eventually agreed to attend the Workplace Relations Commission.“We have workers run off their feet, in understaffed emergency departments, working with very limited resources. On top of that, the complete lack of respect by management to delay WRC talks until now means that we will almost certainly face further strike action from members of the nurses unions and IMO.“I want to know how the Government can reconcile this situation I have just outlined with the €350m in tax cuts it authorised in the last budget.“I also want to know what the Minister is going to do about the €881m deficit the HSE is facing in their 2018 budget. We need answers from the Minister as a matter of urgency. If this issue is not dealt with the people of Limerick will continue to suffer.” He concluded.More about politics here. TAGSMinister of healthpatientsPaul GavanUniversity Hospital of Limerick UHL leads the way on free parking for patients Twitterlast_img read more

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When Can Magistrate Order Investigation U/S 156(3): J&K HC Orders Training For All Magistrates In J&K, Ladakh UTs [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesWhen Can Magistrate Order Investigation U/S 156(3): J&K HC Orders Training For All Magistrates In J&K, Ladakh UTs [Read Judgment] Sparsh Upadhyay1 Sep 2020 9:57 PMShare This – xThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Monday (31st August) ruled that once a Magistrate takes cognizance of an offence, he is, thereafter, precluded from ordering an investigation under Section 156(3) of the Code.While taking serious note of the abuse of process of law by a Judicial Magistrate Ist Class, the bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey also directed the Director, Judicial Academy…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?LoginThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Monday (31st August) ruled that once a Magistrate takes cognizance of an offence, he is, thereafter, precluded from ordering an investigation under Section 156(3) of the Code.While taking serious note of the abuse of process of law by a Judicial Magistrate Ist Class, the bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey also directed the Director, Judicial Academy to arrange the training session on the subject for all the Magistrates in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh in phased manner.The Background of the caseThe Petitioner herein, while performing his duties as Naib Tehsildar, Executive Magistrate, Khanyar, came to know about the filing of the complaint by the respondent against him as well as other accused persons.The said complaint was filed for alleged commission of offences under Section 166, 166-A, and 167, 354, 201, 209 and 120-B IPC.Thereafter, the said compliant was assigned to the Court of Judicial Magistrate 1st Class (3rd Additional Munsiff/JMIC, Srinagar), by the learned CJM, Srinagar.Upon the presentation of the complaint, the Judicial Magistrate 1st Class (3rd Additional Munsiff/JMIC, Srinagar) ordered the SSP, Srinagar, to get the matter enquired.The enquiry in the matter was done through SDPO, Nehru Park, Srinagar, and the report of the said enquiry was submitted before the Court of Judicial Magistrate 1st Class on 23.05.2020.The said enquiry report reflected that the matter and allegations levelled against the petitioner and other accused persons were not substantiated.The Judicial Magistrate 1st Class on receipt of this report from SSP, Srinagar, and on consideration of the matter and while recording that the SSP, had not taken any action in the matter, directed the SSP, Srinagar, to take action under the provisions of Section 156(3), of Criminal Procedure Code in the earnest and get the matter investigated through SP concerned vide order dated 25.06.2020.Now, in this context, a plea was filed under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, seeking quashment of order dated 25.06.2020 read with the order dated 11.05.2020 passed by the Judicial Magistrate 1st Class.Arguments put forth by the partiesThe counsel for the complainant sought dismissal of the petition as having no merit with further support of the order of Magistrate being consisting with law.Learned counsel averred that the Court had the power to ensure impartial and honest investigation once the Police was seemingly not fair in investigating the complaint.On the other hand, counsel for the petitioner, sought quashing of impugned orders on the ground that the Magistrate’s order, directing the investigation under Section 156(3) is permissible at pre-cognizance stage only, while enquiry under Section 202 is at post cognizance stage, therefore, he called the orders issued by the Judicial Magistrate 1st Class to be against the procedure and in his opinion, it was deserved to be quashed.The observation of the courtThe High Court was concerned with the question – ‘Whether the Magistrate ought to have proceeded under Section 156(3), after receipt of enquiry report from Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, sought on taking cognizance of the complaint and after deferment of process or was required to proceed under Section 202 (1)?’In this context, the court observed that the Magistrate had taken cognizance and found it necessary to postpone the issuance of the process; therefore, directed for an enquiry by the Police and on receipt of the report from SSP, Srinagar, the Magistrate was required to proceed in terms of the provisions contained in Chapter XV of the Criminal Procedure Code.Thus, the court answered the question by holding that,”The direction under Section 156(3) is to be issued, only after application of mind by the Magistrate. When the Magistrate does not take cognizance and does not find it necessary to postpone instance of process and finds a case made out to proceed forthwith, a direction under the said provision [S. 156 (3)] is issued.”However, as the court noted, when the Magistrate takes cognizance and postpones issuance of process, the Magistrate is yet to determine “the existence of sufficient ground to proceed” and so these cases fall under Section 202.While referring to the Judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Rameshbhai Pandurao Hedau Vs. State of Gujrat (2010) 4 SCC 185, the Court came to the conclusion that,”While the power to direct a police investigation under Section 156(3) is exercisable at the pre-cognizance stage, the power to direct an investigation or an enquiry under Section 202(1) is exercisable at the post-cognizance stage when the Magistrate is in seisin of the case.”Coming to the facts of this case, the Court examined the trial court records and stated that the learned Magistrate had in a very mechanical manner and as a result of non-application of mind, issued directions to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, for investigation under Section 156(3) of the Code, ignoring the very spirit of the law, in terms whereof the Magistrates have been authorized/empowered to issue directions for investigation under Section 156(3) of the Code.Thus, the court opined,”The direction under Section 156(3) is to be issued, only after application of mind by the Magistrate. When the Magistrate does not take cognizance and does not find it necessary to postpone instance of process and finds a case made out to proceed forthwith, a direction under the said provision [S. 156(3)] is issued. In other words, where on account of the credibility of information available, or weighing the the interest of justice it is considered appropriate to straightway direct the investigation, such a direction is issued.” (emphasis supplied)In view of the above discussion, this petition was allowed and order dated 25.06.2020, passed by the Judicial Magistrate 1st Class (3rd Additional Munsiff/JMIC, Srinagar) was set aside, however, the Magistrate was ordered to proceed from the stage on receipt of the report in terms of Chapter XV of the Code, viz Section 202(1) onwards.Lastly, since the Court in this matter had taken a view that the approach adopted by the Magistrate in conducting the case in hand was not in consistent with law, rather it was an abuse of process of law, therefore, the court stated and ordered,”It has become necessary to send a copy of the order to Registrar General of this Court for requesting the Director, Judicial Academy to arrange the training session on the subject for all the Magistrates in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh in a phased manner. He shall also request the Director, Judicial Academy to circulate the Judgment amongst all the Magistrates well in advance of the training session.” (emphasis supplied)Case Details:Case Title: Sami-Ullah Naqashbandi v. Sadaf Niyaz ShahCase No.: CRM (M) No.113/2020Quorum: Justice Ali Mohammad MagreyAppearance: Advocate Mohsin Qadri (for the Petitioner); Advocate Azhar-ul-Amin (for the respondent).To read this story in Hindi, please click here Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Next Storylast_img read more

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Delhi Riots: Delhi Court Grants Bail To Student Activist Gulfisha Fatima But To Remain in Jail

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Riots: Delhi Court Grants Bail To Student Activist Gulfisha Fatima But To Remain in Jail Sparsh Upadhyay21 Nov 2020 7:21 AMShare This – xThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Saturday (21st November) granted bail to Student Activist Gulfisha Fatima, in a case related to the communal violence in NE Delhi in February 2020. But she will remain in Judicial custody in connection with a UAPA Case.The Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat was hearing the bail plea of Student Activist Gulfisha Fatima who was praying for the grant on Bail…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?LoginThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Saturday (21st November) granted bail to Student Activist Gulfisha Fatima, in a case related to the communal violence in NE Delhi in February 2020. But she will remain in Judicial custody in connection with a UAPA Case.The Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat was hearing the bail plea of Student Activist Gulfisha Fatima who was praying for the grant on Bail on parity in FIR No. 50/2020 [PS­ Jafrabad].It was argued on her behalf that one co­-accused namely Devangana Kalita, had been granted regular bail by the High Court of that another co­-accused Natasha Narwal had also been granted bail by the court on 17.09.2020It was also submitted by her that “no role has been attributed to her except vague and unsubstantiated allegations which have no nexus with the alleged crime.”Case against herIt is the case of the Prosecution that the accused/applicant, Gulfisha conspired and had been constantly instigating the local inhabitants since December, 2019 under the garb of peaceful protest against CAA, NRC and NPR.Allegedly, Gulfisha and her associates had opened their office near the protest site at Old Bus Stand, Seelampur, Delhi and their core group used to meet and decide on further steps for their protest and riots.It was alleged that the meeting was also attended by several persons including Umar Khalid, Matin Ahmed, Mehmood Pracha, Amannatullah Khan and others.It is the case of the prosecution that she, in pursuance of the conspiracy, blocked the main Jafrabad Road under Metro Station Jafrabad on 22.02.2020 at around 9.30 PM along with her associates and the local protesters thereby causing a great inconvenience to the general masses at large and crated major problems for the police to maintain law and order.Accordingly, a case FIR No. 48/20 dated 23.02.2020 was registered. The applicant, Gulfisha was named as an accused along with her associates namely Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, Subhasini @ Suhasani, Paroma Roy, Rumsha, Suhail, Adnanas, Taslim, Shadab, Guddu Choudhary, Faizan and Kasim Ansari.It has been alleged that Gulfisha was physically present at the spot i.e. road block site/protest at 66 Foota Road, under Jafrabad Metro Station, Delhi since beginning i.e. from 22.02.2020 till late evening on 24.02.2020.During such period, it has been alleged, she regularly instigated the local protesters and rioters against CAA & NRC and also instigated them to be violent and use stone, lathi, fire arm on police & other community if they try to stop them to proceed towards other community area.It is also the case of the Prosecution that Gulfisha and her associates by way of their speeches spread misinformation about CAA/NRC amongst the innocent Muslim people and thereby created a surcharged atmosphere.It has been alleged that they made the Muslim community believe falsely that they would lose their citizenship and would be put in detention camps. She gave provocative speeches.Allegedly, two protected witnesses stated that Gulfisha and her associates of Pinja Tod group were physically present at the different sites and instigated the common people against the CAA & NRC at the different site.It was stated that they used code words with their group members to convey secret messages regarding further line of their protest/riot in front of common people. They also gave hate speeches at Jafrabad Metro Station and continuously stayed there till last.Court’s OrderThe Court observed that the accused Gulfisha was in custody since 03.06.2020 and that “the co­-accused Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal have already been granted bail in the case and their role is stated to be similar to the present applicant/accused.”It may be noted that when the police argued before the Court that she was also under investigation for the larger conspiracy in the UAPA case, to this, the court said, “We will cross the bridge when we come to it.”The Court noted that it was indeed true that applicant is also an accused in the larger conspiracy case bearing FIR No. 59/20.However, the Court said that the said case is under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and being investigated separately. The present application under consideration is for bail in the present case and not in FIR No. 59/20″The present stage is of bail and not acquittal or conviction. Nothing is shown to suggest that the applicant is a flight risk,” the court said.The Court also noted,”There is nothing to suggest that the witnesses are under threat from the concerned applicant. In any case, two public witnesses are protected and their identity has been concealed. The rest are police personnel.”Lastly, the Court remarked,”Considering the period of the custody of the applicant/accused in the present case, the ground of parity as regards co­accused Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal and in the totality of the facts and circumstances of the case, the present bail application under Section 439 Cr.P.C of applicant/accused is allowed and applicant Gulfisha Fatima @ Gul is admitted to bail on furnishing personal bond in the sum of Rs. 30,000/­ with one surety to the like amount subject to the satisfaction of Ld. MM/Link MM/Ld. Duty MM.”Related NewsIt may be noted that on Monday (19th October) Karkardooma Court (Delhi) had dismissed the application filed by student activist Gulfisha Khatoon, seeking statutory bail in a case related to the communal violence which took place in North-East Delhi in February 2020.Further, the Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Thursday (05th November) had directed the Tihar Jail Superintendent to change the staff, if required, against whom Accused/Applicant and Student Activist Gulfisha Fatima had raised an allegation of mental harassment.The Additional Sessions Judge, Karkardooma Court Amitabh Rawat had observed,”In the facts of the case, I deem it fit, without getting into the allegations/denial of allegations, to instruct the Jail Superintendent to ensure that if need be, to change the ward of the applicant or change the staff on duty or other steps that he deems fit to avoid any confrontation”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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Supreme Court Allows Ashok Arora To Argue In Person Plea Against His Suspension As SCBA Secretary

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Allows Ashok Arora To Argue In Person Plea Against His Suspension As SCBA Secretary Radhika Roy10 Dec 2020 12:08 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the special leave petition filed by former Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Ashok Arora against the Delhi High Court order wherein his plea seeking a stay on his suspension from SCBA was rejected. A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and BR Gavai heard the matter and allowed Arora to argue in person. However, due to…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the special leave petition filed by former Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Ashok Arora against the Delhi High Court order wherein his plea seeking a stay on his suspension from SCBA was rejected.  A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and BR Gavai heard the matter and allowed Arora to argue in person. However, due to audio issues, the Court adjourned the plea and it will now be heard next Tuesday. In today’s hearing, Arora submitted to the Court that he wanted to argue in person. To this, the Bench responded that as Arora was an advocate of the Supreme Court, he should have been aware of the practices. “You are advocate of this Court. You know the practice. You should discharge your advocate. Don’t get involved. This is not the correct procedure. If you have engaged an Advocate-on-Record, first discharge him and then address us”, directed the Bench. Arora sought for permission to make a statement on the same. As the AOR agreed to make a statement for the discharge, the Court dictated an Order whereby they allowed Arora to argue. Arora then commenced his submissions and stated that the entire of sequence of events was “disgusting”. “Before I go to the impugned order, I need to point out one incident in the sequence of events. They are so disgusting. The interim relief I want is that the suspension is continuing”, averred Arora. He brought to the fore the issue that despite his suspension, the letterhead of the SCBA showed his name as “Hony. Secy. Ashok Arora (Under Suspension)”. “This is defamatory and humiliating”, noted Arora. The Bench asked Arora to take up the matter with SCBA and request them to remove the name from the letterhead. Arora then recounted the event of February 22nd – “Mr. Dave. insulted the President and the Prime Minister of India by boycotting the function organized by the Supreme Court. When this happened, a letter was signed seeking for his removal as the SCBA head. 410 people signed it.” It was submitted by Arora that the Emergency General Body Meeting which had been called by him was done so according to the Rules which empowered the Secretary to call such a meeting. “Since 410 members made a request to the Secretary, citing that Dave had insulted the PM, President and foreign dignitaries, I was empowered to call the meeting”, said Arora. The Bench asked Arora for the suspension notice, however, due to the audio issues, the matter could not proceed and was adjourned to next Tuesday. On November 18, a Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon refused to interfere with the observations of the Single Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta in its order rejecting the original plea. Earlier, while refusing to provide relief, the Single Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta had noted that Ashok Arora failed to establish a prima facie case in his favour. On May 8, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) suspended its Secretary, Ashok Arora, with immediate effect after the Executive Committee (EC) took this decision in a meeting. Vide this Resolution, it was also decided that Rohit Pandey, the Assistant Secretary, will take over the roles and responsibilities of the Secretary. This development came soon after Arora had circulated a message amongst SCBA members, in an attempt to convene an Emergent General Meeting (EGM) on May 11 to discuss the removal of SCBA President, Dushyant Dave, from his post for passing a Resolution on February 25 condemning public remarks made by Justice Arun Mishra in praise of PM Narendra Modi. Arora had alleged that Dave is using the office of SCBA for political purposes and called for his removal from the primary membership of the Bar Association as well. On June 5, SCBA issued a notice to Ashok Arora to show cause as to why ex-parte proceedings by a three-member committee should not be initiated against him for alleged imputations laid out in the notice. Soon after being suspended, Arora had sent out a message to members of the Bar accusing the EC of intimidating him on different occasions and further alleging that Dave’s conduct has brought disrepute to the Bar. In an extraordinary move, the Bar Council of India intervened in the issue to stay the SCBA resolution suspending Arora. The SCBA responded to this by stating that ‘BCI has no power to control Bar Associations’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

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GETTING ROCKY: Rock Building plans changing

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 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 Published 4:00 am Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration However, commissioners said Allen’s plan was incomplete and would leave the commission with only metal beams and an unfinished building, far from the renovated structure they said residents envisioned. Commissioners also said they did not have funding to support the renovation of the Rock Building, with District 5 Commissioner Joey Jackson saying that demands for road repairs already outpace the limited funds available to the commission. Commissioner Charlie Harris suggested to Helms that the group would consider renovations if all the municipalities in the county were willing to come together and support a 1-cent sales tax to generate funding for the project.Helms said she had hoped for more answers out of the county commission during the work session, but said the commissioners’ reasoning for not supporting the citizens’ effort had several flaws.“One of their excuses was they don’t see any income coming in from the building once it’s repaired,” Helms said. “The commission pays rent for some of the offices they are responsible for, therefore that rent money would be saved by putting in offices in the Rock Building. There is an answer for every one of their excuses. At this point all they have one their minds are the holes in their roads, but they are responsible for more than just the holes in the road.”On Tuesday, Helms said she was disappointed by the lack of action at Monday’s meeting and she plans to continue to press commissioners to address the issue. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Email the authorcenter_img The Pike County Commission said that Probate Judge Wes Allen’s plan to renovate the Rock Building is incomplete.Sherry Helms says she won’t rest until the Pike County Commission takes action on the renovation of the Rock Building.Helms, who has led a grassroots effort to renovate the county-owned building, said she was frustrated and disappointed by commissioners’ lack of response to the latest proposal for renovating the building. Helms and Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen appeared before commissioners on Monday to discuss the plan, but they met with resistance.“I am so disappointed,” Helms said. “Through the year we’ve been working on saving the Rock Building from falling in, the county commission has given us some hope that they would for this and they would help us. And, now, I don’t feel that at all. I don’t see it.” By Blood Sugar Blaster GETTING ROCKY: Rock Building plans changing Sponsored Content Latest Stories “We all have our own dream for that building … My dream would be for it be what it used to be. The downstairs would be used for a multipurpose room, from science fair to a farmer’s market to the EMA classes and the upstairs would be offices,” she said“Obviously, we have a lot more work to do,” she said. “But it’s something that needs to be done and I’m not going to be quiet until it’s done.” You Might Like Terrific Tee: PLAS student wins TroyFest design contest Messenger Photo/Jaine TreadwellPike Liberal Arts School third-grader Kate Nelson is the winner of the 2015 TroyFest T-shirt Design Contest. Pictured… read more Print Article Next UpThe county commission set aside $50,000 in this year’s budget for the preservation of the Rock Building, but Helms said the commission’s blatant disregard for Allen’s proposal indicates members don’t care about renovating the building.“At this point, I just feel that they don’t have a desire to save the Rock Building, but I don’t know the answer to that,” Helms said. “I suggested that they give it away to somebody who could save it.”Allen had proposed that the commissioners take out a loan to fund renovations to the building. He offered to help repay the loan by contributing $20,000 per year from the probate office, leaving the county some $63,000 per year debt repayment.last_img read more

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