‘No Likelihood Of Trial Being Completed’; SC Grants Bail To Undertrial Languishing In Jail For 9 Years

first_imgTop Stories’No Likelihood Of Trial Being Completed’; SC Grants Bail To Undertrial Languishing In Jail For 9 Years Radhika Roy1 March 2021 8:12 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to an accused in a murder case who had been languishing in jail for 9 years while observing that there was no likelihood of the trial being completed. A Bench of Justices RF Nariman and BR Gavai were hearing an SLP challenging an order passed on December 3, 2019, passed by the Allahabad High Court wherein the third bail application of…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 granted bail to an accused in a murder case who had been languishing in jail for 9 years while observing that there was no likelihood of the trial being completed. A Bench of Justices RF Nariman and BR Gavai were hearing an SLP challenging an order passed on December 3, 2019, passed by the Allahabad High Court wherein the third bail application of the instant Petitioner had been rejected with the observation that there was no new ground to release the applicant on bail. It was held by the Supreme Court that “given the fact that the Petitioner is languishing in jail since 25.07.2012 and there is no likelihood of the trial being completed, the petitioner be released on bail, subject to the satisfaction of the trial court”. Accordingly, the SLP was disposed of.The Petitioner in the instant case is allegedly involved in crimes covered under Sections 147, 148, 149, 307, 302, 324, 504 of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act. It had been submitted before the High Court that despite the trial court being directed to the conclude the trial within a period of four months from the date of production of certified copy of the order, the same had not happened. Further, there were no independent witness of the alleged occurrence, there was no criminal history and that the instant Petitioner had been falsely implicated. Without going into the merits of the case, a Single-Judge Bench of Justice Bachchoo Lal dismissed the bail application, while noting that there was no new ground to release the instant Petitioner. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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Real estate prices are up 4 percent from the same month last year

first_imgAccording to research portal Njuškalo.hr   conducted on a sample of 156 thousand active real estate ads, their prices in Croatia are growing rapidly on an annual basis, so they are higher by 4 percent compared to the same period last year.If the current data is compared with the same month last year, apartments have risen in price by 6 and a half percent, while houses are as much as 4 percent more expensive. However, the news is that prices in July this year exceeded those of 2011, which leads to the conclusion that the crisis in the Croatian real estate sector is far behind us and that we may face a real price “boom” in the near future.“Our Real Estate category is the largest online real estate market in the Republic of Croatia and, with almost 3 million visits, the most visited real estate database for sale and rent. Interest in real estate in the Republic of Croatia is growing from year to year, so in July Njuškalo recorded an increase in visits in this category on an annual basis by almost 4 percent. ” stand out from Njuškalo.Looking at the counties in which real estate is most in demand, the City of Zagreb is in first place, while right behind it are the Split-Dalmatia, Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Zadar counties.Apartment prices in the largest Croatian cities have been growing rapidly in the last year. Thus, in Zagreb, the current average price per square meter of an apartment is 1.873 euros and is 9 percent higher compared to the same period last year. The largest annual increase in apartment prices in Croatia, as expected, was recorded in Dubrovnik. There, the average asking price per square meter of an apartment is 3.643 euros, and it is 18 percent higher than last year. The average price per square meter of a house in Dubrovnik has grown by 4 percent annually and currently stands at 4.684 euros.Apartment prices in Split rose by 11 percent and in Pula by almost 12 percentThe average asking price per square meter of an apartment in Split is 2.665 euros, while in Pula it is 1.570 euros. Osijek is still one of the cities where real estate prices are stagnating, so in July the average asking price there was 942 euros.A square meter of an apartment in Croatia is 38 percent more expensive than a square meter of a houseThus, in Zagreb, the square footage of a house recorded a growth of only 1 percent on an annual level, while in Osijek and Zadar, prices remained at the level of last year. The largest annual increase in the price of square meters of houses in Croatia from larger cities was recorded in Split and amounted to as much as 13 percent.The average asking price per square meter of an apartment in Zadar is 2.027 euros and is 11 percent higher than last year, while at the same time the average price per square meter of a house stagnates and amounts to 1.485 euros. As a rule, real estate on the coast and in Zagreb achieves a higher price, while in Slavonia the lowest real estate prices are recorded, so in Slavonski Brod, for example, the average price per square meter is 801 euros, while the average price per square meter is 643 euros. Even cheaper are Vinkovci, where an average of 710 euros will be needed for a square meter of an apartment, while the average price of a square meter of a house with a yard is around 200 euros more favorable than an apartment.Of the larger Croatian cities, Dubrovnik and Split are the only cities where square meters of houses are more expensive than square meters of apartments. This is mostly due to the high share of luxury houses in these cities, they conclude from Njuškalo.Source: Njuškalo.hrlast_img read more

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National ‘rethink’ on paid parental leave extension

first_imgOneNews 11 December 2013Labour says the Government is reconsidering its position on the extension of paid parental leave.Labour has been pushing to get paid parental leave extended to six months from the current 14 weeks.An 11th hour request has seen Labour delay the reporting back of Sue Moroney’s Member’s Bill until next year.Ms Moroney said “the weight of public opinion” convinced National to rethink its stance.“I have said from the outset that I was prepared to find a way to make life easier for hardworking Kiwi families,” Ms Moroney said.“The Government’s opposition has gone against strong public and Parliamentary support and I hope National will take this opportunity to give parents more precious time with their new babies.”The Bill will now be reported back from select committee on February 28 next year.http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/national-rethink-paid-parental-leave-extension-5771057last_img read more

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Ronaldo rape allegation: Nike expresses deep concern

first_imgNike has said it is “deeply concerned” by rape allegations against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.The US sportswear giant – which has a contract worth a reported $1bn (£768m) with Ronaldo – said it would “continue to closely monitor the situation”, the Associated Press reports.EA Sports, which also has a contract with Ronaldo, made similar comments.Ronaldo, 33, earlier “firmly” denied assaulting Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.Ms Mayorga, a 34-year-old US former teacher, was inspired to speak out by the #MeToo movement, her lawyer said.”The MeToo movement and the women who have stood up and disclosed sexual assaults has given Kathryn a lot of courage,” Leslie Stovall said. What did Nike and EA Sports say?In a statement, Nike said: “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”Meanwhile, EA Sports told the AP: “We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo.”We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA’s values.”In a separate development, Juventus – the Italian club Ronaldo joined from Real Madrid for £99.2m in July – came out in defence of its player.In a tweet, Juventus said: “Cristiano Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication, which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus.” How has Ronaldo responded?The Portugal international had previously said the allegation, first reported in German magazine Der Spiegel, was “fake news”.On Wednesday, he issued a statement through his Twitter account:IDer Spiegel said Ms Mayorga had filed a report with Las Vegas police shortly after the alleged incident. But the next year, she reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a $375,000 (£288,000) payment for agreeing never to go public with the allegations.Her lawyers are now seeking to declare the non-disclosure agreement void.In a lawsuit, Ms Mayorga says she met Ronaldo at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino, and that he raped her in his penthouse suite.Mr Stovall said his client had suffered from major depression and considered suicide since the alleged assault almost a decade ago.He said a psychiatrist had diagnosed Ms Mayorga with post-traumatic stress disorder. Las Vegas police confirmed on Tuesday they had initially investigated a complaint in June 2009, but added they had no suspect in the case.”At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description,” a statement said.”As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided,” it added.Ronaldo’s lawyers have previously said they will sue Der Spiegel magazine over its reporting.last_img read more

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Tears, Smiles, Mark Marines’ Homecoming

first_img“I know he’s coming home and he’s here and he’s safe. I can hold him,” said Debbie Foley, Howell, whose smile said it all, as she anxiously awaited the return of her son, Lance Corporal Russell Peter Surdi Jr.Foley, who waited with many family members, said Surdi had been wounded while serving in Afghanistan and had been awarded the Purple Heart. He turned 23 while on deployment. But “He’s OK,” she quickly added.Latisha Robinson, who lives in Mullica Hills, in South Jersey, said the welcome home gathering was “the complete opposite,” of the atmosphere when her husband, Sergeant Markee Robinson left for his deployment.“When he’s coming home, you’re happy because you don’t have to worry about the stress.”When her husband returned, from what was his second tour, Latisha said she would, “love him, tell him I missed him,” and tell him he’s “staying home this time.”The battalion and Leatherneck, where they were responsible for providing transportation for personnel and materiel, often through strife-ridden areas and some real hot spots laden with improvised explosive devises (IEDs), said Lt. Col. Peter Mahoney, the battalion’s inspector instructor.When the bus arrived, with a police escort, and the Marines stepped off, the cheers were deafening.“It was a tough time. I was like, ‘Oh, my God, what’s going to happen?’” said Rahway resident Luciana Pires, as she waited for her son, Corporal Valter Pires.Valter said he was equally happy to be home and had immediate plans. “I’m going to eat some Portuguese food and ride my motor- cycle around the block,” he said.When Andrea Kunak finally saw her son, Sergeant John T. Sharkey, she said, “I don’t have the words to express myself.”Sharkey’s grandmother,  Martha Szaro said, “I’m so happy he’s home,” as it was his third tour.Szaro’s granddaughter and the granddaughter’s husband have also served in com- bat, with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. “We got a lot of them,” serving, she said of her family. “I’m proud. I’m proud of them all.”When Surdi was finished hugging and kissing and being hugged and kissed he said, “It feels amazing, it really does.”His next mission was, “go have a beer,” he said.“I can sleep and not worry now,” with her son home safely, Foley said. But then she thought for a moment and added, “except for all the sons and daughters still over there.” Families and friends of returning Marines await their arrival at the Red Bank Reserve Center. Credit: John BurtonBy John BurtonRED BANK – The sense of anticipation was palpable, as families and other loved ones gathered at the Monmouth Armed Forces Reserve Center last Thursday to await the arrival of their loved ones.The mood at the Reserve Center was celebratory because these mothers and fathers, husbands, wives, children and well-wishers knew that these Marines were coming home safe.The crowd was awaiting approximately 38 U.S. Marines, who were on the last leg of their journey home from a seven-month deployment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as members of the Corps’ 6th Motor Battalion, headquartered at the reserve center.It was a joyous reunion for the family and friends of approximately 38 Marines who returned to the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Red Bank last Thursday night from their service in Afghanistan. Credit: John Burtonlast_img read more

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What The Phone in Your Pocket Will Do For You Someday

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Internet of Things#web See also: Tim O’Reilly Explains the Internet of ThingsBatty’s presentation was part of Colorado’s IgniteSpatial and was written up today at GISUser.com.Betty also writes an excellent blog called Geo Thought. marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Technologist Tim O’Reilly likes to say that the software of the future will be cloud-delivered data, augmenting mobile reality, based on real-world sensor feedback, in real time. Peter Batty (left), VP of geospatial technology at Ubisense, showed what some of those technologies may look like in a presentation earlier this month titled Location and the Internet of Things. “Your phone is going to be a proxy for yourself,” Batty argues. For example, “before long our smartphones will open all doors for us, cars etc.” Location, sensors and the web aren’t limited just to our phones either. “As you’re driving along,” Batty says, “your [GPS and web-enabled] car will communicate with gas stations along your route and be negotiating for gas prices, doing things like reverse auctions. There will be factors involved like ‘how much gas do you have left?’” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Jeremy Lin stopped from boarding Raptors bus as security has no clue who he is

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too FILE – Jeremy Lin #17 of the Toronto Raptors shoots the ball as T.J. McConnell #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers defends in the second half during Game Five of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on May 7, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPSomehow, a security guard at the Milwaukee Bucks’ arena still don’t know who Jeremy Lin is.The Toronto Raptors point guard, who is in his ninth NBA season, said he was stopped by a security guard at Fiserv Forum, where the Milwaukee Bucks play, after Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on his way to the team bus.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PVL: Creamline vents ire on PacificTown-Army for 1st win View comments The Raptors went on to beat the Bucks in six games to reach the NBA Finals for the first time where the defending champion Golden State Warriors.The Warriors were the first team Lin played for after he went undrafted in 2010.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “After Game 2 in Milwaukee, I was trying to get to the team bus and one of the dudes in the Milwaukee Arena just screams at me,” Lin said on the Bill Michaels Sports Talk Network. “He’s like, ‘Where do you think you’re going?!’ And I’m like, ‘Uh, I’m trying to get to the team bus.’ He’s like, ‘What? Where’s your pass?“I was like, ‘I don’t have a pass. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t have a pass.’ This happens in a lot of arenas, so I just kind of go with the flow.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIn 2015, Lin, who just signed with the Charlotte Hornets that time, was also stopped by security for the same reason.‘Went to the Hornets arena for first time and tried convincing security I’m a player,’ Lin tweeted in September of 2015. ‘She said, ‘What team?!?’ lollll.’ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READlast_img read more

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Western Bulk Suffers Losses in Chilean Unit

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Western Bulk Norway’s dry bulk vessel operator Western Bulk did not meet its performance expectations mainly due to significant losses experienced in the company’s Chile business unit.After good performance for the first half of the year, the vessel operator said that the second half fell short of expectations as its Chilean business experienced a net TC loss of USD 10 million during the period, combined with low market volatility in the third quarter hampering performance across the group.“In Chile it was revealed that contracts had been approved based on unrealistic assumptions presented by a trusted employee, combined with the market moving against the positions, as well as weather delays. The Chile business unit has been restructured and the employee removed from his position, and internal control routines have been reviewed and enhanced,” Western Bulk explained.As the majority of the loss-making contracts in Chile terminate in the first quarter of 2019, and the restructuring of the business unit has made it more focused on short term contracts in line with other business units, a zero net TC result is expected from Chile in 2019.“After ending both 2017 and the first half of 2018 with increase in profitability, the last six months of 2018 were disappointing due to losses in Chile. At the same time, with the Chile business unit restructured and a good fourth quarter I am convinced that we will be able to better reflect the strong performance in the remaining business units on group level in 2019,” Jens Ismar, CEO of Western Bulk, said.Despite significant losses in Chile, full year profit after tax decreased slightly from USD 4.3 million to USD 4.2 million in 2018.last_img read more

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UK demand fuels 46 rise in exports of Canadian wood pellets NEB

first_imgCALGARY – The National Energy Board says exports of Canadian wood pellets to be burned as biomass fuel jumped by 46 per cent in 2016 as demand soared in the United Kingdom.The federal agency says Canada exported 2.4 billion kilograms in 2016, making it the second-largest exporter by weight after the United States. About 70 per cent was shipped to the U.K. and 11 per cent to Japan.The Canadian industry has grown by 73 per cent over the past four years, the NEB says. About 65 per cent of Canada’s pellets are produced in British Columbia.In July, Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corp. paid an undisclosed amount to buy a 48-per-cent stake in B.C. pellet maker Pacific BioEnergy Corp. to ensure a supply for its power plants in Japan.Wood pellets are made from forest industry waste such as bark and sawdust and are considered a renewable energy resource that’s easier to burn than solid wood.The NEB says the rise in demand is linked to decisions around the world to phase out coal.last_img read more

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Insurance coverage concerns may leave Ubers expansion to Winnipeg at curb

first_imgWINNIPEG – The ride-hailing company Uber is considering giving Winnipeg a pass over concerns about insurance rates its drivers may have to pay to operate.In a submission to Manitoba’s Public Utilities Board, Manitoba Public Insurance is proposing four different rate options that would see Uber drivers pay five per cent above their all-purpose coverage.The provincially owned insurance company says the rate model is fair, gives drivers choice and prevents other vehicle owners from subsidizing Uber vehicles.But Uber argues such a policy could be cost prohibitive for some drivers and says unless a blanket insurance model is chosen it won’t offer its service in Winnipeg.The city and provincial government have previously paved the way for ride-hailing companies to start March 1, 2018.The city’s cab industry has been critical of the decision, saying Uber drivers will pay lower rates and create an unfair playing field.MPI’s proposal says rates for ride-hailing drivers would be different depending on the time of day the operator wants to pick up passengers, or whether it’s on a weekday or weekend.Uber’s submission to the utilities board says those time bands could be cost prohibitive for drivers who work part-time only.“Based on the deficiencies in the MPI proposed product versus the type of insurance that is available to ridesharing companies in cities across North America, Uber will, unfortunately, be unable to consider expansion of services to Winnipeg on March 1, 2018.” wrote the company.Uber rival, Lyft, said in a statement to CTV that it also has serious concerns about the insurance proposal.“We don’t believe it would allow true ridesharing to operate in the province. We look forward to continuing to work with the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation to find a way forward that expands Manitobans’ access to affordable, reliable transportation options like Lyft.”MPI, in a statement to the same network, said the proposed insurance rates for private vehicle-for-hire operators is consistent with other jurisdictions.“The proposed insurance model ensures that vehicle-for-hire operators are insured in a separate insurance class that will prevent cross-subsidization of loss experience with other major vehicle classes. Under the model, there is flexibility for vehicle-for-hire operators to select specific time bands in which they intend to provide for-hire services,” said the Crown insurer.Manitoba Opposition NDP Leader Wab Kinew, who has backed the cab industry and its concerns, said MPI’s rate application is reasonable.“It seems a little surprising that Uber is saying things aren’t fair when they’re being offered the chance to operate in Manitoba for something like 25 per cent of what the taxi industry has to pay to do business here.”A board decision on MPI’s application is expected Monday. (CTV Winnipeg)last_img read more

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