Two journalists back in France after 11 weeks in Indonesian jails

first_imgNews to go further News August 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua November 19, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Indonesia They arrived in Paris in the morning and, along with their families, were received in the evening at Reporters Without Borders headquarters by RWB staff, their support committee, the Memento TV production company, the TV channel Arte and friends.“The return of Dandois and Bourrat is a big relief for us, said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. Their detention and eventual trial was one of the biggest ordeals they have ever had to endure.”“Their conviction sets a dangerous precedent for all journalists trying to visit Indonesia in the future. This case is not over. We know that some of the people they met have been detained since 6 August. They should benefit from the protection accorded to journalists’ sources.”One of their sources, Areki Wanimbo, the tribal leader of the Lanny Jaya district, and three other locals were arrested at the same time as the journalists. He is currently in prison and may be tried on a charge of “rebellion.” News French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat returned yesterday to France after being detained for 11 weeks in the Indonesian province of Papua, where a court in Papua’s capital, Jayapura, convicted them last week of misusing tourist visas to work as journalists. August 12, 2020 Find out more October 31, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists back in France after 11 weeks in Indonesian jails Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years RSF_en IndonesiaAsia – Pacific IndonesiaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Is the government trying to get more control over the media?

first_img News AustraliaAsia – Pacific Organisation Reporters Without Borders is concerned at the possibility that too much power will be given to the Australian Press Council, a regulatory body that monitors conduct and responsibility in the print media. On 14 September, the minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy, Stephen Conroy, announced an independent enquiry into the print media that will look at the effectiveness of current codes of practices, ways to enhance media diversity, and “ways of substantially strengthening” the Press Council’s effectiveness.“Given the current tension between the Australian government and the press, which is very critical of this government, it is legitimate to wonder whether this inquiry into the print media is politically motivated,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We understand why the authorities would want to adapt the regulatory bodies to the new realities in the media sector, marked by the emergence of new technologies. But there is no need to reinforce control of the press. This council should not become a censor.“The government must also ensure that the Press Council, which until now has been funded by the media, is completely independent. Government funding of the council, as the council’s new chairman, Julian Disney, has proposed, would cause a conflict of interest that would threaten media freedom.”The announcement of the enquiry follows the phone-hacking scandal in Britain involving the News of the World tabloid, owned by Australian-born Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Murdoch’s company controls 70 per cent of Australia’s newspapers, some of which are extremely critical of the government. This initiative therefore gives the impression that the government wants to rein in these overly critical media.The enquiry is to be chaired by a retired federal judge, Ray Finkelstein, assisted by Matthew Ricketson, a professor of journalism at the University of Canberra and by a former journalist. They have been told to deliver their report to the government by the end of February. It will complement a parallel inquiry into the convergence of broadcast and Internet media, and how this should affect their regulation, which was launched last year and which is supposed to deliver its report by the end of March. RSF_en January 21, 2021 Find out more RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia February 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Australia On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information September 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Is the government trying to get more control over the media? Google experiments drop Australian media from search results News News News November 19, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts AustraliaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Journalists and media fall victim to power struggle

first_img Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en News Organisation Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalistscenter_img News to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more News June 9, 2021 Find out more November 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists and media fall victim to power struggle Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders condemns physical attacks on journalists with the state news agency IRNA and state-owned daily Iran, the arrests of several of these journalists and the closure of the privately-owned daily Etemad, all within the past three days.IRNA headquarters was raided yesterday by police and officials from the Tehran prosecutor’s office with the aim of arresting its director, Ali Akbar Javanfekr, just as he was giving a news conference to protest against the one-year jail sentence and three-year ban on working as a journalist that a Tehran court had imposed on him the day before.Javanfekr is also a media advisor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is currently embroiled in power struggle with the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei,The raid was conducted in a violent manner and the police did not hesitate to use tear gas on the IRNA journalists who were there to support Javanfekr. According to an IRNA statement, “the director of the newspaper Iran, Mosayb Naimi, and several journalists were wounded or arrested” during the raid. Naimi was released hours later. It is not yet known what happened to the other detained journalists. Javanfekr was himself detained and handcuffed, but was released following President Ahmadinejad’s direct intervention.A court sentenced Javanfekr to a year in prison on 20 November in connection with a controversial supplement about the chador that the newspaper Iran, which Javanfekr used to run, published on 13 August.A two-month suspension was meanwhile imposed on Etemad on 19 November because its latest issue including an interview in which Javanfekr was very critical of many of Ayatollah Khamenei’s close supporters including prosecutor general Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, intelligence minister Heydar Moslehi and parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani.In the interview, he protested against the harassment of certain close Ahmadinejad supporters, saying: “Keeping prisoners in individual cells is forbidden under Iranian law.” He also said the Ahmadinejad administration was not responsible for the mistreatment of detainees and did not control the intelligence ministry. Now one of Ahmadinejad’s staunchest supporters, Javanfekr used to be a senior intelligence ministry official and a member of Ayatollah Khamenei’s office in the 1990s.This is the second time that Etemad has been suspended in the past 20 months. Previously suspended on 1 March 2010 on the orders of the Press Licensing and Surveillance Commission, an offshoot of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, it was allowed to resume publishing on 19 June 2011. Edited by Elyass Hazrati, a former parliamentarian and Revolutionary Guard, commander, Etemad supports the reformists.“Etemad’s crime was to publish comments by a presidential adviser, a government official, criticizing other government officials,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The judicial system ordered this newspaper’s closure for ‘publishing false information.’ Although it was the head of the government news agency IRNA who accused the government and former officials of torture, it is the reformist newspaper that is punished. Independent newspapers and journalists are the real victims of this power struggle within the leadership.”Rahman Gahremanpour Bonab, a pro-Ahmadinejad journalist who worked for Hamshahri Diplomatic and Tehran e Emrooz and as a researcher at a government strategy centre, was arrested on 1 June on a spying charge and was placed in Tehran’s Evin prison. He was arrested at the same time as three Turkish university academics who were freed 13 days later. There has been no news of Benab since his arrest. February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Global Antibody Partnering Terms and Agreements Directory 2014-2020: Q4 Updated Details of Deals by…

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Global Antibody Partnering Terms and Agreements Directory 2014-2020: Q4 Updated Details of Deals by the World’s Leading Healthcare Companies – ResearchAndMarkets.com Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Fort Worth schools should focus on learning, not better gradesTHE POINT: Spike in F’s demonstrates the urgent need to get students back in school.Next articleGlobal Dental Partnering Directory 2010-2020: Updated with the Latest Deal Trends, Players and Financials – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Twittercenter_img TAGS  Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– The “Global Antibody Partnering Terms and Agreements 2014-2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Antibody Partnering Terms and Agreements 2014 to 2020 report provides comprehensive understanding and unprecedented access to the Antibody partnering deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies. The report provides a detailed understanding and analysis of how and why companies enter Antibody partnering deals. The majority of deals are discovery or development stage whereby the licensee obtains a right or an option right to license the licensors Antibody technology. These deals tend to be multicomponent, starting with collaborative R&D, and commercialization of outcomes. Understanding the flexibility of a prospective partner’s negotiated deals terms provides critical insight into the negotiation process in terms of what you can expect to achieve during the negotiation of terms. Whilst many smaller companies will be seeking details of the payments clauses, the devil is in the detail in terms of how payments are triggered – contract documents provide this insight where press releases do not. This report contains over 1,600 links to online copies of actual Antibody deals and contract documents as submitted to the Securities Exchange Commission by companies and their partners. Contract documents provide the answers to numerous questions about a prospective partner’s flexibility on a wide range of important issues, many of which will have a significant impact on each party’s ability to derive value from the deal. In addition, a comprehensive appendix is provided organized by Antibody partnering company A-Z, deal type definitions and Antibody partnering agreements example. Each deal title links via Weblink to an online version of the deal record and where available, the contract document, providing easy access to each contract document on demand. The report also includes numerous tables and figures that illustrate the trends and activities in Antibody partnering and dealmaking since 2014. In conclusion, this report provides everything a prospective dealmaker needs to know about partnering in the research, development and commercialization of Antibody technologies and products. Key benefits Global Antibody Partnering Terms and Agreements 2014 to 2020 provides the reader with the following key benefits:In-depth understanding of Antibody deal trends since 2014Access to headline, upfront, milestone and royalty dataAnalysis of the structure of Antibody agreements with real life case studiesDetailed access to actual Antibody contracts enter into by the leading twenty five bigpharma companiesInsight into the terms included in a Antibody agreement, together with real world clause examplesUnderstand the key deal terms companies have agreed in previous dealsUndertake due diligence to assess suitability of your proposed deal terms for partner companies Available contracts are listed by:Company A-ZHeadline valueStage of development at signingDeal component typeSpecific therapy target Key Topics Covered: Executive Summary Chapter 1 – Introduction Chapter 2 – Trends in antibody dealmaking 2.1. Introduction 2.2. Antibody partnering over the years 2.3. Most active antibody dealmakers 2.4. Antibody partnering by deal type 2.5. Antibody partnering by therapy area 2.6. Deal terms for antibody partnering 2.6.1 Antibody partnering headline values 2.6.2 Antibody deal upfront payments 2.6.3 Antibody deal milestone payments 2.6.4 Antibody royalty rates Chapter 3 – Leading antibody deals 3.1. Introduction 3.2. Top antibody deals by value Chapter 4 – Most active antibody dealmakers 4.1. Introduction 4.2. Most active antibody dealmakers 4.3. Most active antibody partnering company profiles Chapter 5 – Antibody contracts dealmaking directory 5.1. Introduction 5.2. Antibody contracts dealmaking directory Chapter 6 – Antibody dealmaking by technology type Chapter 7 – Partnering resource center 7.1. Online partnering 7.2. Partnering events 7.3. Further reading on dealmaking AppendicesAppendix 1 – Antibody deals by company A-ZAppendix 2 – Antibody deals by stage of developmentDiscoveryPreclinicalPhase IPhase IIPhase IIIRegulatoryMarketedFormulationAppendix 3 – Antibody deals by deal typeAsset purchaseAssignmentBigpharma outlicensingCo-developmentCollaborative R&DCo-marketCo-promotionCRADACross-licensingDevelopmentDistributionEquity purchaseEvaluationGrantJoint ventureLicensingLoanManufacturingMarketingMaterial transferOptionPromotionResearchSettlementSpin outSub-licenseSupplyTechnology transferTerminationAppendix 4 – Antibody deals by therapy areaCardiovascularCentral Nervous SystemDentalDermatologyGastrointestinalHematologyHospital careImmunologyInfectivesMetabolicMusculoskeletalObstetricsOncologyOphthalmicsOrphan diseasePediatricsPsychiatryRespiratoryAppendix 5 -Deal type definitions For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/6wi4nw View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005482/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Once A Prisoner Obtains Custody Parole In A Case, He Need Not Obtain Permission From Every Court Where He Has Been Convicted Or Is Pending Trial: Delhi HC

first_imgNews UpdatesOnce A Prisoner Obtains Custody Parole In A Case, He Need Not Obtain Permission From Every Court Where He Has Been Convicted Or Is Pending Trial: Delhi HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Dec 2020 5:23 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court recently made it clear that once a prisoner obtains custody parole in a particular case, he does not need to procure separate custody parole orders from every other court which has either convicted him or where he is pending trial. The decision was rendered by a single bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani in a plea filed by former MP Mohd Shahabuddin,…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 Delhi High Court recently made it clear that once a prisoner obtains custody parole in a particular case, he does not need to procure separate custody parole orders from every other court which has either convicted him or where he is pending trial. The decision was rendered by a single bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani in a plea filed by former MP Mohd Shahabuddin, who is currently serving a life term in Tihar Jail. Delhi High Court Grants Conditional Custody Parole To Ex Bihar MP Mohd. Shahabuddin To Meet Relatives The Court noted that the petitioner is currently in judicial custody for multiple offences, in some of which he is serving a sentence as a convict, while in other cases, he is still undertrial. So, the question that arose for its consideration was whether it necessary for the petitioner to obtain custody parole in each and every case from the concerned trial court, before he can avail custody parole in a given case? While answering in the negative, the Court referred to a judgement given by the Division Bench of Delhi High Court in the case of Court on its own motion v. State, dated 20.01.2020 (Crl. Ref. 5/2019), where it was held, “since the custody parole is for a limited period, it is not required, that the accused has to obtain custody parole from each and every concerned trial court and as such no permission is required from other concerned courts before sending the under-trial on custody parole.” The Bench elaborated upon the Division Bench’s ruling and pointed out that even when a prisoner is granted custody parole, he is still under judicial custody and is not free to go wherever he wants or to do whatever he pleases. The time spent by a prisoner in a custody parole is counted in his total sentence. It is in this context that the Court asserted, “Custody parole therefore contemplates a situation whereby, for special exigencies mentioned in the jail rules, the prisoner is granted guarded liberty and the jail travels with the prisoner to wherever the prisoner is allowed to go under orders of the court. Since the prisoner continues to remain in judicial custody, the need for taking custody parole or other permission from each and every court in which the prisoner is pending trial or has been convicted does not arise.” The Court added a caveat and stated, “if during the period of custody parole the prisoner is required to be produced by the Jail Superintendent before any court, as per the mandate of the Division Bench in Crl. Ref. 5/2019 (supra), information of the fact that he is on custody parole must of course be given to such court.” The Court further opined, “a very strict balancing is required between the humane considerations for grant of custody parole and the overarching considerations of ensuring judicial custody of the prisoner; his own safety and the safety of others; and ensuring that there is no subversion of, or prejudice to, the legal process.” In this case, Petitioner was originally serving his sentence in a prison in Bihar but the Supreme Court had ordered that he shall to be transferred to the Tihar Jail due to security reasons. So, another question that arose here was should the Petitioner be subject to Delhi Prison Rules 2018 or the Bihar Prison Rules? The Court, while answering this question, noted that the Petitioner was sent to Delhi on the directions of the Supreme Court. Therefore, the single-Judge was of the opinion that while the Petitioner was in the custody of Tihar Jail, he shall be subject to the guidelines laid down in the Delhi Prison Rules 2018. The Bench stated, “It is inconceivable that the petitioner, who is in long- term custody in Delhi, would be dealt with under the Bihar Prison Rules since such a situation would be rife with anomalies, impracticalities and day-to-day problems of implementation. It would neither be feasible nor fair nor just that one prisoner in a Delhi prison should be treated differently than others, for any reason.” In this case, the petitioner had entered a plea in the Delhi High Court and had sought a custody parole to go the Siwan district of Bihar on the grounds that his father had passed away on 19th September. He further hoped to visit his ill and grieving mother, and the rest of his family. He also wished to pay his respects and offer prayer to his late father at his grave. Here, the State of Delhi and Bihar had opposed his plea. Further, the police departments of both the States had submitted before the Court that they could not guarantee the petitioner’s safety and custody. Alternatively, they also stated that they would need to “deploy inordinately vast resources” if the custody and safety of the petitioner is to be secured. The Court took into consideration all the arguments presented before it and granted a custody parole to the petitioner and issued directions for the same. The Court also stated, “Though the grant of ‘custody parole’ would in ordinary circumstances be unexceptionable, even custody parole is not a matter of right.” It further laid down the relevant considerations that have to be kept in mind while granting or denying custody parole: (a) The verified existence of exceptional personal circumstances, which warrant the grant of the guarded liberty of ‘custody parole’; (b) The assurance that the grant of ‘custody parole’ will not (i) compromise the prisoner’s judicial custody; (ii) the prisoner’s own safety or the safety of others; and/or (iii) subvert or prejudice the legal process in some other way ; and (c) The court must also never lose sight of the fact that the length of time for which ‘custody parole’ is granted is ultimately of no consequence, whether it be for short duration or long, if there is palpable and significant risk on any of the counts referred to in Related News: The Uttarakhand High Court, in a 2018 judgement, had stated, “When a detainee seeks parole or custody parole to perform some rituals to be performed on his part towards his family, the concerned authority should immediately take appropriate decision for grant of parole/custody parole.” In this case, the jail authorities and the District Magistrate had denied parole to a murder convict, who wanted to attend the last rites of his father. Case Title: Md. Shahbuddin v. State Govt Of Nct Of Delhi Click Here To Download Order Inputs by Arghia NamboodiriSubscribe 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

“He Demeaned Indian Forces But Sedition Case Against Him Is Abuse Of Law”: J&K HC Quashes Case Against Councillor For Remarks During Indo-China Face-Off

first_imgNews Updates”He Demeaned Indian Forces But Sedition Case Against Him Is Abuse Of Law”: J&K HC Quashes Case Against Councillor For Remarks During Indo-China Face-Off Sparsh Upadhyay13 Feb 2021 9:08 AMShare This – xThe conversation would be saved by the fundamental guarantee to free speech and expression assured to the citizens of this Country by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India: J&K HCThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Thursday (11th February) quashed a sedition case filed against an elected Councillor of LAHDC (Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh) who was accused of making derogatory remarks against the leadership of the Country and against the Armed Forces of the Country. While exercising its power under Section 482 CrPC the…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 Thursday (11th February) quashed a sedition case filed against an elected Councillor of LAHDC (Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh) who was accused of making derogatory remarks against the leadership of the Country and against the Armed Forces of the Country. While exercising its power under Section 482 CrPC the Bench of Justice Sanjeev Kumar quashed the Case and opined, “The conversation contained in the audio clip, if examined in its entirety, does not make out a case of sedition or the offences under Section 153A, 153B, 505 read with Section 120-B IPC and would be saved by the fundamental guarantee to free speech and expression assured to the citizens of this Country by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India.” Background of the Case As per the case of the prosecution, on 18.06.2020, Police received a piece of information from reliable sources that an audio clip containing objectionable conversation pertaining to the armed forces of the Country having reference to clashes between the Indian Army and armed forces of China that took place in the Galwan Valley, had gone viral on social media. On the basis of this information, the subject FIR was registered by the police and investigation of the case was set into motion. During the investigation of the case, an audio clip of 6.3 minutes duration was seized and it was found to contain a conversation between the petitioner/accused, Zakir Hussain, and co-accused Nissar Ahmad Khan. Allegedly, the conversation contained extremely objectionable expressions and sentences allegedly used by the petitioner against the Country, its leadership as well as against the Indian Armed Forces. Accordingly, the petitioner was arrested on 19th June 2020. The FIR was registered for offences under Section 124A (Sedition), 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 153B ( Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration), 505(2) (Statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill will between classes) and 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC registered with Police Station, Kargil. Court’s Analysis At the outset, the Court observed that in the said conversation, the petitioner had demeaned the Indian Forces and eulogized the armed forces of China in the context of recent Galwan valley conflict between the two nations. However, the Court further said, “It is equally true that the conversation contained in the audio clip, which was circulated on the social media by the co-accused Nissar Ahmed Khan, does bring into contempt the Government established by law in India, but unless the conversation has the tendency or intention of creating public disorder or disturbance of public peace by incitement to an offence, the same would not be sedition to attract the applicability of Section 124A or for that matter Section 153A or 153B IPC.” The Court was of the view that there was even no material to demonstrate any criminal conspiracy between the petitioner and Nissar Ahmed Khan to commit sedition or other offences or prior concert or meeting of minds to commit the offences with which both have been charged by the police. [Note: For an act to be called seditious in terms of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, it should have the following contents: – Any word, which can be either written or spoken or signs which include placard/poster (visible representation). Must bring or attempt to bring hatred/contempt/ disaffection against the Indian State. Must result in imminent violence or public disorder.] In this backdrop, the Court concluded that the conversation contained in the audio clip, though unsavoury and detestable, would not amount either to “sedition” as defined in Section 124A IPC or could be construed to fall under Section 153A, 153B, 505(2) and 120B IPC. Section 196 of CrPC doesn’t take away the power of Police to register an FIR u/s 154 CrPC It was argued by Hussain (the petitioner) that the Police could not have lodged an FIR against him and the case against him could have been launched only on a formal complaint by the District Magistrate. To this, the Court clarified that the bar created under the provisions of Section 196 Cr. P. C. is against the taking of cognizance by the Court and there is, thus, no bar against the registration of FIR or investigation by the police, if information received by the police discloses commission of cognizable offence. [NOTE: Sub-Section (1) of Section 196 states that the offences punishable under Section 124A and Section 153A of the IPC cannot be taken cognizance of by the Court except with the previous sanction of the Central Government or of the State Government. Similarly, Sub-Section (1A) of Section 196 states that the the Court cannot take cognizance of an offence punishable under Section 153B or 505(2) of IPC except with the previous sanction of the Central Government or of the State Government or of the District Magistrate.] In this backdrop, the Court said, “The provisions of Section 154 Cr. P. C. are not controlled by Section 196 of the Code. As stated above, Section 196 Cr. P. C. comes into operation only at the time when the Court is to take cognizance of the offence and proceed in the matter in a particular way prescribed under law.” Lastly, the Court said, “The offences charged against the petitioner are not made out and, therefore, registration of FIR, investigation and its culmination into presentation of challan is only abuse of the process of law.” The conclusion drawn by the Court Section 196 Cr. P. C. would come in operation at the stage of taking of cognizance by the Court and the Court will refuse to take cognizance of the offence(s) referable to Section 196 Cr. P. C., if there is no previous sanction by the Central Government or State Government or District Magistrate, as the case may be. That in case, challan with regard to the offence(s) having reference to Section 196 Cr. P. C. is presented before the Judicial Magistrate without obtaining prior sanction from the competent authority, the Court shall not take its cognizance but return the same to be presented only after seeking previous or prior sanction of the competent authority. That the Court shall be deemed to have taken cognizance only if it applies its mind to the Final Police Report submitted before it in terms of Section 173 Cr. P. C. with a view to proceed further in the manner provided in law. That the Magistrate, who finds the police report not in consonance with Section 196 Cr. P. C. shall not retain the challan and proceed in the matter rather it would return the same to the prosecution. Case title – Zakir Hussain v. UT of Ladakh and ors. [CRM(M) No.283/2020 CrlM No. 1098 of 2020]Click Here To Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Young Donegal people playing ‘Russian Roulette’ with Covid-19

first_img Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – September 23, 2020 Facebook Facebook Previous articleBusiness Matters Ep 12 – Luke Skinnader, Amelia Skinnader & Garrett HarteNext articleAlmost €100,000 to be invested in Arranmore Island News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Young Donegal people playing ‘Russian Roulette’ with Covid-19center_img Pinterest The Chair of the GP subcommittee on the Irish Medical Organisation has issued a stark warning that young people in Donegal are playing ‘Russian Roulette’ with Covid-19. While the virus may not necessarily impact young people themselves, local GP Denis McCauley says that their actions could potentially cause the death toll to rise among elderly or vulnerable relatives.18 new cases were confirmed in Donegal yesterday with the county now under a heightened threat of more restrictions.Dr. McCauley says he remains confident that we will overcome Covid-19 in Donegal and nationally but warned that common sense must prevail:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/mccauley.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Biology student helps discover 65-million-year-old Triceratops skull named ‘Alice’ in North Dakota

first_imgUC Merced(MERCED, Calif.) — A 23-year-old college student has fulfilled his childhood dream of working with dinosaurs and helped discover a Triceratops skull during a dig in North Dakota.Harrison Duran, a biology student at the University of California at Merced, stumbled upon the 65-million-year-old dinosaur skull on June 4 as he worked alongside Michael Kjelland, a professor and experienced excavator, during a two-week dig in the Badlands of North Dakota, according to a press release from the university.Duran, described by the university as a “longtime fan of dinosaurs,” told Kjelland something along the lines of, “I don’t know if you realize it or not, but this is one of the highlights of my life,” the professor said.“I can’t quite express my excitement in that moment when we uncovered the skull,” Duran said in a statement. “I’ve been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was a kid, so it was a pretty big deal.”Kjelland, a biology professor at Mayville State University in North Dakota, arranged for a dig at the Hell Creek Formation, a “world-famous dinosaur fossil site” where he had found a Triceratops skull the year before.Kjelland had invited Duran along after meeting him at a biotechnology conference, where Duran informed him of his love of fossils and dinosaurs, Kjelland told ABC News.The first day of the dig, they didn’t find much — just some fragments of dinosaur bones, Kjelland said. Three days later, Kjelland decided to venture around the corner to a ravine that hadn’t been searched before and spotted something that he first assumed was a piece of wood.Kjelland called Duran over after noticing vein grooves in the dinosaur’s neck frill and what looked like the base of a brow skull.“So, we knew right away what that was,” he said.The excavating process involves a “painstaking” and delicate process to unearth the specimen “little-by-little,” Kjelland said. Since the fossil basically “just wants to crumble,” they must brush away a half an inch at a time before applying a specialized glue to solidify bones, and repeat until the fossil is completely uncovered, he said. An accelerant is then applied to bond the structures.It took about a week to fully excavate the skull, which was then coated in foil and plaster, wedged onto a makeshift box and lifted onto a truck with the help of a local cattle rancher and his family, according UC Merced.Although the skull they found was partial, it was more complete than Kjelland expected it to be.The Triceratops to which the skull belonged was named “Alice” after the woman who owns the land where it was found, according to UC Merced.In the past, Kjelland has found turtle shells and crocodile teeth in the area, which shows that the region used to be much warmer and humid — the type of climates you may find in Florida or on the coasts of Mississippi or Texas.Local landowners allow Kjelland to access thousands of acres of land in the region, he said. He is currently working on another Triceratops skull, currently named “Skull X,” as well as various bones, such as vertebrae and ribs, that belong to three different Triceratops.Alice’s skull is currently behind housed safely in Kjelland’s lab. Duran plans on returning to North Dakota to assist Kjelland with further research and preparing the fossil for display.Kjelland hopes that Alice will serve as an educational tool and travel from museum to museum — and even the UC Merced campus on day — rather than be sold as part of a private collection.“My vision is to have Alice rotate locations,” he said. “The goal is to use this find as an educational opportunity, not just reserve Alice in a private collection somewhere so only a handful of people can see her.”The biology professor said part of the thrill of participating in digs is the uncertainty of what they might uncover, and then trying to piece together the story behind the fossils they do find.“It’s always an awesome feeling, ’cause … you know you’re the first one that’s actually seen this,” Kjelland said. “You don’t know if it’s gonna be a new species or something unique, or what kind of story develops.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Gunnison Valley Bests Layton Christian To Conclude Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network Teams’ Football Regular Season

first_imgOctober 16, 2020 /Sports News – Local Gunnison Valley Bests Layton Christian To Conclude Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network Teams’ Football Regular Season FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGUNNISON, Utah-Jack Hansen ran 46 yards for the game-clinching score in the closing moments as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs bested Layton Christian 34-22 Friday in 2-A North football action. This game concluded the football regular season for Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network schools.Jack Hansen with the 46-yard touchdown run to ice this game for Gunnison Valley. Carson Tucker’s PAT is good. The Bulldogs have Bradfather’s Football Law, leading 34-22 with 93 seconds left.— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) October 17, 2020Hansen’s heroics and a subsequent official game-ending interception by Carson Yardley on the next possession capped off a 4th Quarter that saw 38 net points (Gunnison Valley with 22, Layton Christian with 16) in the last stanza.The Bulldogs were led by Hansen’s 87 rushing yards on 13 carries with Zach Stewart (22 car, 84 yards, 2 TD’s) also putting forth a solid effort for Gunnison Valley.Hansen also threw a key 40-yard touchdown pass to Pearson Judy (3 rec, 46 yards, TD). This play was called “the play of the game” by Mid-Utah Radio color analyst Cody Dyreng.The Bulldogs ran for 240 yards on the evening on 42 carries (5.5 yards per rush).In defeat, Layton Christian was led by tailback Sionetani Latu (20 touches, 171 scrimmage yards, including 154 rushing yards) and receiver David Brown (3 rec, 88 yards, TD).Gunnison Valley concludes the regular season at 3-5 and 3-2 in 2-A North play. The Bulldogs earned wins over Rich, Monticello and Layton Christian in region play on the season.The Eagles’ regular season ends at 1-8 and 0-5 in 2-A North play.The RPI for the postseason will be released Saturday morning at 9:00 am. Tags: Roundup Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

State of the Union

first_imgA member of the OUSU executive has resigned this week, slamming the leadership, we report on today’s front page. Another exec member has also resigned, and the future of John Blake, widely tipped as being a potential presidential candidate next term, is uncertain. But should most Cherwell readers care? Probably not. Despite the efforts of William Straw and the move to Bonn Sq, OUSU remains deeply irrelevant to most of our lives. One of the big issues that has exercised the minds of student journalists for generations is the modest profile of the Student Union. In 1996 the Reform Club commissioned some research to find out exactly what the average undergraduate’s view of student representation in Oxford was. Not surprisingly they found that a large proportion of students were almost entirely ignorant of OUSU and those that did have some inkling of what went on in its previous Little Clarendon Street home were often heavily critical. Stripped of its potential to lay on large-scale entz events and genuinely useful facilities for students, OUSU is regarded by many as bureaucratic, distant and pointless. The secession of Oriel in Trinity 2001 added a greater sense of urgency to the ever present obsession of the few dozen or so genuine OUSU supporters out there (the president, his sabbaticals and various hangers-on) to make the student union more ‘relevant’ to students. The solutions that OUSU has come up with over the years are nearly always pretty banal are useful without being particularly eye-catching. Entz events come, go and are often dismal and a plethora of terminally dull handbooks and publications nothing to touch students’ lives Despite the weekly paper, the portfolio of publications and the night bus scheme, OUSU remains extremely marginal the lives of most students. Has its new site in central Oxford provide the cure for the malaise? Hardly. The new site still doesn’t contain a bar, poolroom, canteen or any other amenity students at most universities enjoy as their rights. The major problem for OUSU is not that it is full trotgimps and media whores, but that it is attempting to be centralising force in a university that remains resolutely, defiantly decentralised, or rather, ‘collegiate’. This is a city of lots small campuses – or colleges rather than one monolithic single- campus in the fashion American universities. While students do come together and join forces in certain endeavours (acting, university sport, etc.), there is very little reason why they should feel compelled to interact with other students simply because we are all Oxford. So, please, continue to ignore Toynbee, Blake, the VP-Grads election, and the end of Straw and Sullivan, and enjoy the sun.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more