Top Stories”Brutally Manhandled By Maharashtra Police”: Arnab Goswami Seeks Interim Bail From Bombay High Court Nitish Kashyap7 Nov 2020 12:44 AMShare This – xBail Hearing Before CJM Will Be Deliberately Delayed By Maharashtra Police; Arnab Goswami Contends In Interim Bail Application Before Bombay HC An interim application has been filed on behalf of Arnab Goswami before the Bombay High Court seeking his immediate release and interim stay on all proceedings in the FIR of 2018 relating to suicide of Anvay Naik and his mother.Allegedly the deceased…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?LoginBail Hearing Before CJM Will Be Deliberately Delayed By Maharashtra Police; Arnab Goswami Contends In Interim Bail Application Before Bombay HC An interim application has been filed on behalf of Arnab Goswami before the Bombay High Court seeking his immediate release and interim stay on all proceedings in the FIR of 2018 relating to suicide of Anvay Naik and his mother.Allegedly the deceased left a suicide note stating that him and his mother have decided to commit suicide because of non-payment of dues to the tune of Rs.5.40 cr by the three accused in the case to Concorde Designs Pvt Ltd (CDPL), of which both were directors.The IA which has been filed along with the habeas corpus plea, challenges-“The petitioner’s illegal arrest by the Mumbai police on the morning of 4 November 2020 at around 7:45 A.M. and the wrongful/unlawful detention thereafter in connection with the FIR, dated 5 May 2018, registered at Alibaug Police Station, Raigad, under Sections 306 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and praying for an urgent order of stay of investigation in the above FIR, and for immediate release of the petitioner from illegal detention and wrongful custody.”Petitioner has alleged in the application filed through Phoenix Legal that on November 4, more than 20 uniformed police officers led by Sachin Vaze, an encounter specialist and armed with assault weapons barged into his house in the early morning hours and forcefully dragged him out of the house. The application states-“The petitioner and his family were brutally manhandled, verbally and physically assaulted by the police officers and the petitioner was dragged by his body out of the house in front of his family and taken in custody.During the course of his arrest and while being transferred to Alibaug in a police van and in the custody of the police, the Petitioner suffered a 6-inch-deep gash on his left hand, a serious injury to his spinal cord, was hit by a heavy uniform police officer’s boot, was not allowed to wear shoes throughout, suffered vein injuries and was not even given access to drinking water. Additionally, the Petitioner was also forced to consume certain liquid by the police officers guarding him and choked as a result thereof.”Moreover, petitioner contends that the investigation is illegal and dehors the law and consequently the arrest is also blatantly vitiated and nonest in law-“The Petitioner is filing the present application as the bail hearing before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Alibaug, Raigad is dependent on the filing of a reply by the Maharashtra police, which will be deliberately delayed to ensure that the Petitioner remains illegally detained and his remedy is rendered infructuous and ineffective.As stated in the Writ Petition, investigation into FIR No. 59 of 2018 was closed and a ‘A’ Summary report was accepted by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Alibaug, Raigad on 16 April 2019 and there is no judicial order thereafter reopening the investigation/reinvestigation or directing further investigation. There is no requirement to continue the illegal detention of the Petitioner as all records of the matter are with the Maharashtra police which had been provided by the Petitioner way back in 2019.”Finally, the petitioner has sought bail and directions to the respondents to immediately release him from illegal detention and wrongful custody. Also, pending the final hearing and disposal of the writ petition, petitioner has sought a stay on all further proceedings, including the investigation in the said FIR of 2018. 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
Top Stories’Too Late To Approach Court’ : Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Against Dismantling Of ‘INS Viraat’ Radhika Roy12 April 2021 2:00 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the SLP filed by a private firm seeking for the staying of the dismantling of decommissioned Indian Navy aircraft carrier ‘INS Viraat’ and handing it over to them for conversion into a maritime museum.A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde informed Rupali Sharma, the representative of the petitioner-company M/s Envitech Marine…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 Monday dismissed the SLP filed by a private firm seeking for the staying of the dismantling of decommissioned Indian Navy aircraft carrier ‘INS Viraat’ and handing it over to them for conversion into a maritime museum.A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde informed Rupali Sharma, the representative of the petitioner-company M/s Envitech Marine Consultants Private Limited,that she had approached the Court too late and that as the Ministry of Defence had already refused the request of the firm, the Court could not interfere in the matter. The CJI informed the Petitioner, “We are with you as far as the spirit of nationalism is concerned, but you are already too late in this case. 40% of the ship has been dismantled. We cannot interfere now. Government has already taken a decision”. Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing on behalf of Shree Ram Group of Industries who have purchased the ship in an open purchase agreement, submitted to the Court that the Bombay High Court had granted liberty to the Petitioner to approach the Ministry of Defence to get their permission. However, the Ministry of Defence had refused the same. “I am pointing this out because it connects with the High Court judgment. The only relief that was given was to go to the Ministry of Defence. They have refused. The matter should end right there”, submitted Dhavan. The CJI then stated to the Petitioner, “You have come too late. You have not even challenged the order. What is this? High Court has already given you a relief and that has been rejected. You cannot do this.” Accordingly, the plea was dismissed. On February 10, the Top Court had stayed the dismantling of decommissioned Indian Navy aircraft carrier ‘INS Viraat’ while issuing notice on a petition filed by a private company, who offered to preserve the iconic ship in national interest. The Court was considering a petition filed by M/s Envitech Marine Consultants Private Limited, which was interested in buying the ship from its present owner to convert it into a maritime museum.The ship was sold to Shree Ram Ship Breakers in an auction last year. It is now beached at Alang in Gujarat where it is being dismantled. The owner of the Company had previously submitted to the Bench that they were willing to offer 100 crore rupees for the ship which was auctioned off for nearly Rs. 65 crores. The Bench had sought the responses of the Ministry of Defence and the present owner of the ship. Envitech Marine Consultants had earlier approached the Bombay High Court with the prayer. On November 3 last year, a Division Bench comprising Justices Nitin Jamdar and Milind Jadhav directed the Ministry of Defence to take a decision on the representation made by the company for NOC to acquire the ship. On November 27, the Ministry rejected the request for NOC. The 65-year old aircraft carrier INS Viraat was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987, after being acquired from UK, and decommissioned in 2017.CASE: Envitech Marine Consultants Private Limited Vs. Union Of India CITATION: LL 2021 SC 214Click here to Read/Download OrderNext Story
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A California judge this morning rejected an attempt by defense attorneys to bar a request from prosecutors to collect evidence from “Golden State Killer” suspect Joseph DeAngelo.Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet gave prosecutors the go-ahead to collect DNA samples and fingerprints from DeAngelo, and photograph the 72-year-old suspect’s anatomy.DeAngelo appeared at the hearing handcuffed to a wheelchair. He did not say anything during the court proceedings.His public defender, Diane Howard, had submitted a motion on Wednesday challenging the lawfulness of a search warrant issued to prosecutors to collect the evidence from DeAngelo.Sweet ruled the evidence collection did not violate DeAngelo’s right to due process nor any evidence discovery rules.The judge had delayed the hearing for 24 hours to give him a chance to review the defense motion and the prosecution’s application for the search warrant, which was approved by a magistrate before DeAngelo’s arrest last week.“In this case, the government seeks to execute a warrant issued before the defendant’s arrest and arraignment. But the government’s right to unfettered investigation is substantially curtailed by constitutional concerns with attend to the right to a fair trial and a right to cancel,” the public defender’s office argued in court papers.But prosecutors countered that the evidence collection of DeAngelo’s DNA, fingerprints and photos of his body did not threaten his right to due process because he would not be required to speak when prosecutors gathered the evidence.“In the present case, obtaining the defendant’s major case prints and his DNA sample does not require him to speak or say even a word. Likewise, taking photographs of his person does not require the defendant to share his thoughts or beliefs with law enforcement,” according to court papers submitted by prosecutors.DeAngelo, a former police officer, was arrested on April 24 at his suburban Sacramento home.Detectives used DNA evidence that allegedly links him to a string of 12 murders and more than 50 rapes across California that they say were committed by the “Golden State Killer” between 1976 and 1986. The public defender assigned to him refused to comment today.DeAngelo is ordered back in court on May 14.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Council overhaul to get its ethnic staff on boardOn 4 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Newham Council is set to radically overhaul its race relations policies in abid to increase its number of senior ethnic minority staff. The London authority is one of just two councils with a non-white majority,but despite this, only a third of Newham’s 700 staff and 12 per cent of itssenior managers are non-white and the council has no non-whites on the mainboard. Newham plans to increase diversity by using management secondment schemes,work-shadowing, a new assessment centre and basic skills training for ethnicresidents. Simon McDonald, assistant chief executive (HR strategy and corporatedevelopment) at Newham Council, said it is important it looks at developing itsexisting workforce. “The key is giving ethnic staff management experience,” he said.”A lot of people find they can’t break into management as they don’t haveexperience.” Newham is running six-month management secondments for ethnic minoritystaff, which include training in core management skills and experience runninga team. “This way [non-white staff] are equipped to move into managementpositions in an open competition with everyone else.” The Race Relations Amendment Act (RRAA) – which came into force in April2001 – puts a duty on all public bodies to actively promote race equalities atall levels of the workforce, and McDonald said the council will introduce a newmanagement charter that focuses on promoting diversity. Brent Council, the only other council with a non-white majority population,is also struggling to comply with the RRAA because of marginalised diversitypolicies (News, 18 February). Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
Portugal has developed an active Antarctic programme over the past decade. Here, we examine Portuguese Antarctic activity using a variety of bibliometric measures, showing that Portuguese scientific output has grown substantially faster than the field as a whole, with quality remaining broadly constant. Antarctic science made up a growing percentage of overall Portuguese research, up to 0.14% of all papers in 2016—a level comparable to many other nations with well-established research programmes. Alongside this, Portugal has increasingly engaged in policy discussions and produced policy papers for Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings, some of which were based on Portuguese environmental science. The Antarctic Treaty reserves decision-making powers to ‘Consultative Parties’—those who have been recognised as demonstrating substantial research activity in the continent. Our data indicates that Portugal is currently the fourth most productive non-Consultative Party, and has similar or greater output than several Parties who have already attained consultative status—its publication record is similar to that of the Czech Republic, which became a Consultative Party in 2014. The rapid growth of Portugal’s Antarctic research may make it well placed to consider attaining consultative status to the Antarctic Treaty in the near future.
By Donald WittkowskiA 7-year-old boy was reported in stable condition after he was hit by a car Friday morning while crossing Bay Avenue near 18th Street in Ocean City.It was the second accident in only two days involving a child being struck by a vehicle in town.On Wednesday morning, a teenage girl riding a bicycle suffered minor leg injuries when she was hit at the intersection of Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue, police said.Mayor Jay Gillian issued a public statement urging motorists and pedestrians to obey all traffic laws and use “extreme caution” while out on the road during the busy summer vacation season.The boy, who lives in Ocean City, but was not publicly identified, was airlifted to Cooper Medical Center in Camden for treatment.“The incident remains under investigation, but it’s a sobering reminder of the importance of traffic safety for both drivers and pedestrians,” Gillian said in his statement. “I hope you all will join me in saying prayers for him and his family. I also urge you all to use extreme caution on our busy summer roads, to follow all traffic laws, to pay attention and to go slow.”Det. Sgt. Stephen Sullivan, a spokesman for the Ocean City Police Department, didn’t know the extent of the boy’s injuries but said his mother told police he was in stable condition.The boy was in the crosswalk at the intersection of 18th Street and Bay Avenue when he was hit by a car shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, police said in a press release.The driver was identified as Heide Moyer-Chwal, 55, of Pipersville, Pa. Moyer-Chwal, who was not injured, was traveling westbound on 18th Street approaching Bay Avenue when the accident occurred.The crash remains under investigation by the police department’s Traffic Safety Unit.Meanwhile, a 15-year-old girl from Pittsburgh was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike through the intersection of Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the bicyclist, whose name was not released, suffered minor leg injuries and was taken to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point for treatment.The driver was identified as Kathleen Moran, of Northfield. Moran made a turn on a green light heading northbound on Atlantic Avenue when she struck the bicyclist in a crosswalk, according to police.Moran was cited for careless driving, police said. The accident remains under investigation. The police department is located at
Dave Matthews Band hit Tampa, FL last night as part of their 25th anniversary tour, surprising fans with a plethora of throwbacks, a tour debut, and plenty of staple tunes. The night dove straight into “Lie in Our Graves,” which was the first of six songs to be performed from the 1996 Crash album. The band also surprised fans with a tour debut of “Black and Blue Bird”, a song that was welcomed to the mix last spring of 2015. From the crowd-pleasing “Crash Into Me,’ to the jam-heavy “Big Eyed Fish” > “Bismarck” and “Proudest Monkey” > “Satellite” segments, Dave’s Florida run is bringing more than just the heat. Enjoy these fan-shot videos from the scorcher below!#41Funny The Way It IsTomorrow, the band heads to Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL.Dave Matthews Band @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL:Lie in Our Graves, Crash into Me, Belly Belly Nice, Black and Blue Bird, Crush, Big Eyed Fish > Bismarck, Proudest Monkey > Satellite, Say Goodbye, #41, Tripping Billies, Digging a Ditch, Funny the Way It Is, Corn Bread > Lie In Our Graves reprise, Stay (Wasting Time)Encore: Granny > Pantala Naga Pampa > Rapunzel[Setlist via DMBAlmanac]
Stay tuned over the coming days for more Phishmas! ‘Tis the season!On the sixth day of Phishmas, a Phish phan played for me… six Walls a-Cavin’ (12/31/02)Five Song Second Set (12/29/97)Four Light Year Jams (12/29/98)Three Phishy Decades (12/31/13)Two Sitting Legends (10/22/96) and The Gamehendge Time Factory (12/31/95)!If you’re attending the run, there are plenty of things to do in between shows. For fans of the jam, head to any of these concerts in the area for a guaranteed good time!12/28: Aqueous + Mungion @ DROM (Phish After-Party) – tickets12/30: Phan Art w/ Formula 5 @ American Beauty (Phish Pre-Party) – FREE SHOW12/30-31: Spafford & Magic Beans @ American Beauty (Phish After-Party) – tickets In 7 short days, Phish will settle in at Madison Square Garden for their traditional end-of-the-year run. Phish is no stranger to the Garden, having now played the famed venue in the heart of New York City 35 times over the course of their career. From their MSG debut in 1994 to their most recent appearances at the very beginning of 2016, the storied room has played host to some of the most treasured shows in the band’s history. As we inch closer to this year’s New Year’s Run, we will be bringing you our 12 Days Of Phishmas series, highlighting a different milestone MSG Phish show each day until we all head back to the Garden on the 28th. It wasn’t easy narrowing 35 down to 12, but we think you’ll be pleased with these classics from the Phish catalog. Enjoy! On the sixth day of Phishmas, we look at the band’s lone performance at Madison Square Garden during the “2.0” era of their career. After announcing their first hiatus at the end of 2000, the band announced that their return to the public eye would fall on New Year’s Eve of 2002. While fans tend to overlook the shows played during the early 2000’s, there’s truly something to be said about, not only making a triumphant return, but making it at Madison Square Garden, with three new songs in tow.The music in the Garden certainly enhanced the mood, as tracks like the “Welcome Back Kotter” theme, “The Boys Are Back In Town” and more greeted fans through the PA system. The music built up the anticipation, and the band’s appearance on stage set the crowd into an uproar. The band, meanwhile, responded with a show-opening “Piper” to hit the ground running. All systems go, Phish was back and ready to rage.Watch a short video compilation highlighting Phish’s return to the stage, below.The first set continued with classics from the catalog, like the ugly pig “Guyute” and upbeat numbers like “NICU” and “Horn.” Perhaps the biggest moment from the first set came during “Wilson,” when the band introduced “Tom Hanks” on stage in reference to his recent appearance in the movie Castaway, and his volleyball of the same name. While major media outlets hilariously reported that Hanks had appeared on stage with Phish, the man in question was none other than Steve McConnell, brother to Phish’s Page McConnell. Hilarious!The set continued with the first “Mound” since 1996, followed by the ballad “The Squirming Coil” and a jammed out rendition of “David Bowie” which featured references to the musical theme of “Dave’s Energy Guide.” After the short break, Phish would return with their debut version of the song “Waves,” treating fans to the first new Phish song in years. They kept the music flowing by segueing into “Divided Sky”, and kept the set upbeat with a number of classics from their catalog.Set three featured more new music, as the band debuted their new snowy tune “Seven Below” just a few minutes before midnight. As the song played, a giant disco ball lowered from the MSG scoreboard, and dancers clad in all white descended onto the stage, and subsequently into the crowd. The snowy New Year’s celebration was capped by the release of white snow-like soap and balloons, showering the crowd in a sea of snow before playing the traditional “Auld Lang Syne.”The night was far from over, however, as the band segued into a mean “Runaway Jim” to give the jam fans some loving. Interestingly, the band brought “Jim” into a cover of Little Feat’s “Time Loves A Hero”, and kept things fun with performances of “Taste” and “Strange Design” to wind down the third set. Finally, Phish made their third song debut of the night, playing the new original song “Walls Of The Cave” to close out the third set.After “Wading In The Velvet Sea,” Phish left the stage, with fans feeling stronger than ever about the band’s return. While the “2.0 era” would only last until 2004, those feelings of triumphant return have certainly carried over to the current time, where Phish is as healthy and happy as they’ve ever been. 12/31/02 remains a testament to the reunion of Phish, and with three new songs in the mix, serves as one of their most memorable at Madison Square Garden.Listen to the full audio via fromtheaquarium, and check out the Phish.net setlist below.Phish | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 12/31/2002Set 1: Piper, Guyute, NICU, Horn, Wilson, Mound, The Squirming Coil > David BowieSet 2: Waves > Divided Sky, Lawn Boy, Carini, Rift, Harry Hood > Character ZeroSet 3: Sample in a Jar, Seven Below > Auld Lang Syne > Runaway Jim -> Time Loves a Hero, Taste, Strange Design, Walls of the Cave ENCORE: Wading in the Velvet Sea Castaway intro and “Tom Hanks” guest appearance. Debut.Phish returned from their hiatus with their first public show since October 7, 2000. The pre-show music alluded to the end of the hiatus with such songs as the theme from Welcome Back Kotter, Feels Like the First Time, Back in the Saddle Again, Reunited, and The Boys are Back in Town. The final selection was Foreplay/Long Time, during which time the band took the stage. Piper included a Low Rider tease. Prior to Wilson, a scene from the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away was played in the arena (referring to Hanks’ character searching for his volleyball/companion named Wilson). Trey subsequently introduced Hanks to sing the final lyric. Major news media reported the Hanks appearance, but the guest singer was actually Page’s brother, Steve McConnell. Mound was played for the first time since November 19, 1996 (276 shows). Bowie included a DEG tease. This show included the debuts of Waves, Seven Below and Walls of the Cave. Appropriately, Seven Below began about seven minutes before midnight. During the song, the crew lowered a disco ball from the scoreboard and created a “snowfall” on stage. Dancers dressed in white as snow creatures took the stage and circled the band before dispersing into the crowd. Some of the dancers ascended ladders and donned stilts to become snow angels. At midnight, white balloons and confetti were dropped on the crowd. A dwarf remained on each front corner of the stage, popping balloons, while the snow angels continued to dance. Runaway Jim contained a Weekapaug tease from Page. Time Loves a Hero was last played August 11, 1998 (or 151 shows). Walls included a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. The evening was capped with perfect post-show music: Let’s Stay Together. Unfinished. Antelope-esque jamming. James Bond Theme tease from Mike.
[Video: Vintage Mellencamp] [Video: Clinton Crites]John Mellencamp, Full Farm Aid Performance [Video: Kevin Ciesielski]Neil Young, “Cortez The Killer” Back in 1985, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp joined forces and organized the first-ever Farm Aid, with Dave Matthews joining the organization in 2001. The long-running nonprofit concert series seeks to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to support farming families, and since its inception has raised more than $50 million dollars. Yesterday, Farm Aid returned once again, taking over Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh with its all-star one-day lineup featuring Nelson, Young, Mellencamp, and Matthews in addition to Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Blackberry Smoke, and more.Dave Matthews Discusses Plans For First New DMB Album Since 2012The charitable music benefit played host to a number of outstanding musical moments. During Dave Matthews set with Tim Reynolds, Matthews debuted a new song called “Odds Are Against Us.” After noting that he had written the song recently and that he had just played it for Reynolds, Matthews warned, “Let’s see what happens” before diving into the new tune. Farm Aid also saw a fiery performance by Neil Young, who has been canceling the majority of his appearances due to illness (including his scheduled appearance to induct Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) and who hasn’t performed publically for the majority of this year save a cameo appearance during Willie Nelson’s set at Stagecoach in April.You can watch a video of Dave Matthews’ new song, “Odds Are Against Us”, below, as well check out footage from Neil Young’s and John Mellencamp’s sets during Farm Aid at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, yesterday.Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, “Odds Are Against Us”