Top Stories”What Reservations You Have?” SC Rejects SG’s Objection On Appointment Of Justice Lokur As One-Man Panel To Prevent Stubble Burning Sanya Talwar16 Oct 2020 8:54 AMShare This – xAs the “stubble burning season” comes closer, the Top Court today, has appointed a One-Man Committee headed by Former SC Judge, Justice Madan B. Lokur to take steps for its prevention in the state of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.Chief Justice of India SA Bobde stated that even though the top court was confident that measures had been taken by authorities with the intention…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?LoginAs the “stubble burning season” comes closer, the Top Court today, has appointed a One-Man Committee headed by Former SC Judge, Justice Madan B. Lokur to take steps for its prevention in the state of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.Chief Justice of India SA Bobde stated that even though the top court was confident that measures had been taken by authorities with the intention of alleviating pollution in the State of Delhi, he added that inspite of these measures, there had been a reported increase in Stubble burning which would inevitably pollute the atmosphere of NCR.Interestingly, just as the hearing ended and the bench was about to rise, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared before the bench via videoconferencing and urged the bench to not sign the order appointing Justice Lokur as the One-man panel.CJI SA Bobde asked Mehta as to why this request was being made, to which the Law Officer replied”There are some reservations with which we do not want to Trouble My Lords. I will have to file an application, we could avoid the appointment”- SG To Supreme Court At this juncture, CJI Bobde said that the court had not given Justice Lokur any extraordinary power or jurisdiction and that the bench had already passed its order.”What reservations do you have, tell us orally,” said the CJI.However, the law officer urged the bench to not pass the order but the top court declined the request.”There needs to be some monitoring of stubble burning before it assumes unhealthy proportions. Accordingly we find that the suggestion of a former judge of this court be appointed to monitor the situation in Punjab, Haryana & Uttar Pradesh,” observed a bench, also of Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun.The bench accepted the suggestion in the plea by a Class XII Student Aditya Dubey to appoint a one-man committee of Justice Lokur to prevent stubble burning, stating that the Chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana & UP shall enable Justice Lokur to order to devise additional means and methods for preventing burning or stubble in the states.The Court further observed that the NCC, NSS & Bharat Scouts & Guides be deployed in the respective states for assisting in the monitoring of stubble burning in the agricultural areas in the states.”We trust that the authorities in charge shall place them at the disposal of the “Lokur Committee” for this purpose. In addition, we direct that the teams already in existence in Punjab & Haryana meant for preventing stubble burning shall report to & take instructions from the Lokur Committee. We direct that the States shall provide adequate facilities to the Committee for carrying out its job including secretarial assistance and transportation if necessary”- Supreme CourtIn this backdrop, the Court stated that states of Punjab, UP & Haryana shall provide adequate transportation to volunteers and that Committee will submit a report fortnightly or as and when required. “All authorities including the EPCA shall report to the Committee for information sought,” added the bench.Remarking that “inspite of measures, there had been a reported increase in Stubble burning which will pollute atmosphere of NCR inevitably,” the Top Court observed that it is not inclined to make an assessment of which measure has been effective or not. “We are confident that each measure has been taken by authorities with intention of alleviating pollution,” the bench added.Senior Advocate Vikas Singh appeared for the petitioner law student and told the court that if this petition is listed with the MC Mehta matters concerning Stubble Burning on November 23, it will be too late.”By that time, we will be overcome with Smog”- Senior Advocate Vikas Singh to SCThe plea was filed by a 3rd year law student, Aman Banka and a Class XII student, Aditya Dubey through Advocate Nikhil Jain, highlighted that stubble burning contributes to almost 40-45% of air pollution in Delhi.They therefore sought to ensure that the Air Quality Index level in Delhi-NCR does not critical levels during the stubble burning season this year, especially in view of the prevailing Covid-19 Pandemic.”The “Right To Breathe” Clean Air is an integral part of the Fundamental ‘Right to Life’ enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution of India and the said fundamental right is being violated by the failure of the Union Government and the State Governments, to keep the air pollution levels in Delhi-NCR below hazardous levels every year during the period between September to January,” they submitted.Apart from regulation of stubble burning, the Petitioners had urged the following directions be made to the Delhi Government:Direct that all polluting industries and construction activities in Delhi- NCR may be allowed to remain in operation only on days when the AQI level is less than 150, during the period between September, 2020 to January, 2021 and upon an increase above this AQI level an automatic ban on industrial and construction activities may become operational, which may continue till the AQI level comes below 150;Direct that in case the AQI level increases about 200 then the Odd-Even Policy of the Delhi Government with regard to vehicular traffic may automatically become operational, and may continue till the AQI level drops back below 150;Nominate a one-man commission headed by a Retired Supreme Court Judge, preferably Justice Madan Lokur, to control & supervise the efforts of the Union & State Governments to ensure that AQI levels in Delhi do not rise to hazardous levels this year.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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News UpdatesFarmer’s Death During Tractor Rally : Delhi HC Directs UP Police To Give Post Mortem Video, Inquest Report & X-Ray To Delhi Police Shreya Agarwal4 March 2021 7:56 PMShare This – xHearing a petition filed by the grandfather of a 26-year old farmer, Navreet Singh, who died during the tractors rally on the Republic Day Tractor Parade in the capital, the Delhi High Court today directed the UP Police to handover crucial case material, including the original X-Ray, post-mortem video and inquest report to the family of the deceased, on a prayer made by them in this regard….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?LoginHearing a petition filed by the grandfather of a 26-year old farmer, Navreet Singh, who died during the tractors rally on the Republic Day Tractor Parade in the capital, the Delhi High Court today directed the UP Police to handover crucial case material, including the original X-Ray, post-mortem video and inquest report to the family of the deceased, on a prayer made by them in this regard. The family alleges in its petition, filed through Navreet’s grandfather Hardeep Singh, that Navreet’s tractor overturned only after he suffered an ante-mortem head injury due to a bullet shot on the head by the police. The petition had therefore sought a Court-monitored probe into the incident, seeking to “know the truth” about the incident. The matter was heard by Justice Yogesh Khanna. In a previous hearing, the court had issued notice on the matter and allowed the government of Delhi to file a detailed status report on the incident. The Standing Counsel Rahul Mehra today informed the court that the status report has been filed in the matter. Earlier, Mehra had also stated that they would have “no hesitation” in handing over the relevant, prayed for documents, including electronic evidence to the family of the deceased. Pursuant to the same, he today submitted that they had made several requests to the UP police in this regard following the previous court order, but they hadn’t been handed over relevant reports. He claimed to have faced non-cooperation in the process from a Superintendent of Police in the UP Police. Appearing for UP Police and the Chief Medical Officer, Standing Counsel Garima Prashad, however vehemently denied this claim, stating, “We are ready and willing anytime to provide and have provided the inquest report, and post mortem report already.” “The only things not provided are the X-Ray plate, that is not a report, it’s a plate, lying with the hospital; and the original recording of the post mortem. We are ready to provide the same anytime,” she said. Advocate Vrinda Grover, appearing for the petitioner grandfather, however, stated that she agreed with Mehra, and that they had indeed not been given due cooperation by the UP Police. She claimed that it was due to the non-cooperation of the police that a notice under Section 91, CrPC had to be issued by the Delhi Police. In response, Prashad interjected, “The Delhi Police sent the body to us and we conducted an emergency post mortem at 2 am. We have provided all possible assistance.” S.91 CrPC provides:91. Summons to produce document or other thing.(1) Whenever any Court or any officer in charge of a police station considers that the production of any document or other thing is necessary or desirable for the purposes of any investigation, inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code by or before such Court or officer, such Court may issue a summons, or such officer a written order, to the person in whose possession or power such document or thing is believed to be, requiring him to attend and produce it, or to produce it, at the time and place stated in the summons or order.(2) Any person required under this section merely to produce a document or other thing shall be deemed to have complied with the requisition if he causes such document or thing to be produced instead of attending personally to produce the same. After heated arguments between the standing counsel of UP Police on one hand, and the Petitioner’s counsel and the Delhi Standing Counsel on the other hand, Adv. Vrinda referred to a judgement and argued that the post mortem report and video constitute crucial evidence in the case and were required by the family to arrive at any conclusion. Relenting, Prashad said, “There was only a refusal so far as handing over is concerned. There was no refusal for production. If appropriate orders are passed, we have no objection to handing over.” Noting that the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the SP had refused to provide the post mortem video without an order, and that the UP Police had stated that there was no X-Ray report available with them, the court directed the UP Police to hand over the original post mortem video, the inquest report and the X-Ray plate to the Investigating Officer of the case tomorrow. The matter is next posted for hearing on Mar 17. Next Story
Mr Rix built the house at 38 Kawana Cres in 1999. He is selling to downsize.CoreLogic property records show Mr Rix and his wife Wendy splashed more than $8 million on a Main Beach penthouse earlier this year.Mr Rix, who runs Rix Developments with his father Norm, is the director of the $100 million Pimpama City Shopping Centre which his company built and owns. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Interest rate hits an all-time low The main bedroom’s private balcony. MORE NEWS: Chris Hemsworth Byron Bay mega-mansion almost complete The two-level house is very spacious.His house, which is for sale for the first time, is on a 1162sq m riverside block and offers two levels of spacious living. It has a classic, yet timeless, design with a porte-cochere entry, multiple living zones, waterside entertainment area, pool, home theatre and a custom-built, 1000-bottle wine cellar. A main bedroom spans the whole first level and features a sitting room, walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and private balcony with a spa. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 The property is scheduled for auction on June 22.Ray White Prestige Surfers Paradise agent Robert Graham, who is marketing the house at 38 Kawana Cres, said it was located in tightly-held pocket. “It’s the best home in the most sought-after address in Ashmore,” he said.“It offers privacy and amenity that is next to none, a rare find for anyone searching for the ultimate Gold Coast lifestyle. “It is a home that has been built for life and it’s especially rare because home at Paradise Rivers don’t come on the market very often.”The property it set to head under the hammer on June 22. Prominent property developer Greg Rix is selling his Ashmore mansion.GOLD Coast developer Greg Rix has listed his luxury riverfront mansion in Ashmore for sale.The development heavyweight built the family home in 1999 and is now offloading the four-bedroom residence to downsize to a beachfront apartment. “It’s been an outstanding family home and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed living here all these years,” Mr Rix said. “It’s a fantastic family property which we’ll be sad to leave, but with the family all grown up we’ve decided it’s time to move on as part of our downsizing strategy.”“We just don’t have the need for the space.“I have no doubt the next owner will love it as much as we have.” [email protected]
UPDATED: Oct. 1, 2018 at 12:17 a.m.Hilli Goldhar didn’t know how to react. Goldhar, who’s listed at 5-foot-9-inches and appears shorter, is an easy target for SU head coach Ian McIntyre’s buffoonery. Goldhar worried the physicality of the college game would be his undoing. In one practice, McIntyre took advantage of the fear: He said he didn’t feel bad when Goldhar got knocked down.“He’ll take a little jab at you and you’re like “‘Wait what, did he just say that?’” Goldhar said. “Usually he’s joking …”He paused and his eyes widened.“I think, at least,” Goldhar continued.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMcIntyre uses humor in many of his interactions with Syracuse (3-4-1, 0-3-0 Atlantic Coast) to lighten the mood of the team. He said his most effective and frequent style of humor is sarcasm. (That’s not a compliment, he said. McIntyre said his grandmother used to say sarcasm is “the lowest form of wit.”) Hit or miss, McIntyre makes humor a part of his everyday routine. At least, he wants to.When asked about the team’s process of maturing, he said he has “a lot less hair.” When referring to the differences Delhommelle brings to the role formerly employed by Syracuse player and Major League Soccer draft pick Mo Adams he said, “He brings a beard for that role, a lot more facial hair.” McIntyre added that they are just as difficult to understand (Adams had a thick British accent) and Delhommelle’s “thick French accent at times is alarming.” When asked about the birth of his go-to formation (the 3-5-2), McIntyre cited his experience: “I played in black and white (color of TV broadcasts) days . We didn’t have shoes. Barefoot soccer.”He has claimed Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton was the “spitting image” of himself and commented on the size of reporters’ notebooks. The question still remains, though — McIntyre tells a lot of jokes, but is he funny?Michael Lantry admitted there are “awkward” moments in practice. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference when McIntyre makes rapid switches from seriousness to joking, Jan Breitenmoser said. Players were quick to applaud his ability to put on a serious face before games, but only after they cracked a grin when asked about the best jokes McIntyre has told. Even the family-friendly form.“Nope,” Goldhar said. “No clean version.”Breitenmoser said McIntyre is most funny when he picks on a single player. Delhommelle said the whole coaching staff teams up to make fun of his accent. Goldhar is McIntyre’s target of choice this year, Delhommelle said, often pointing out Goldhar’s short stature and his affinity for small shirts. But the worst moments come from when he addresses the team as a whole.Delhommelle said the team expects a joke or weird line from McIntyre in the locker room prior to a game. When McIntyre walks in, he’ll find something to make fun of: an outfit or the music. Prior to Syracuse’s Sept. 8, 2017 matchup with Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., the Orange were in the midst of a weather delay and McIntyre barged into the locker room and commanded that someone tell a joke to lighten the mood. Delhommelle volunteered and said what he admitted was a bad joke: “What do you call an American bee? A USB.”Anna Henderson| Digital Design EditorDelhommelle remembered the locker room laughed. But McIntyre didn’t get it. McIntyre tried to make fun of Delhommelle, but he didn’t have the team on his side. Most didn’t laugh.The senior, who transferred from Lander College, said his relationship with McIntyre has gotten to the point where the two can exchange jabs back and forth. But not all share that luxury. Freshmen, like Goldhar, are easier targets. But McIntyre spreads his jokes around. In one practice, Djimon Johnson laughed as Goldhar was picked on. Delhommelle said McIntyre reminded Johnson of where he stood.“You were my target last year,” Delhommelle remembered McIntyre said to Johnson. “You don’t have anything to say.”The freshmen don’t understand his humor, either. But that’s the funniest part.Some players try to refrain their laughter to make McIntyre uncomfortable. Others — mostly freshmen — think they have to at least smile because “he’s the coach.” Some, such as Tajon Buchanan and Len Zeugner, can hold a straight face with relative ease.“Mac’s horrible at jokes,” Jukka Masalin said. “No one’s laughing at that.”McIntyre’s not a comedian, but he tries. And that’s funny, players said.“Ian McIntyre? Is he funny?” Hilpert asked. “I think he tries very hard. I’m not saying that he’s not funny. But (all) I’m telling you is that he tries very hard.“I hope that statement is enough.”Of the 11 players and coaches interviewed by The Daily Orange, four said he was funny, four said he’s sometimes funny, two acknowledged that he tries and one (Goldhar) said he isn’t funny at all — that differentiated from his stance earlier in the season, when he struggled to distinguish McIntyre’s humor from his seriousness.“Maybe he doesn’t actually feel bad for me that I am (getting knocked over),” Goldhar said. “I hope he does.”For McIntyre, it’s important that he doesn’t take himself seriously every once in a while. As Masalin put it, the Orange “spend a sh*t load of time together.” If the mood was always down, then the Orange would have trouble coming together when it matters.McIntyre isn’t overly impressed with his own level of humor. He knows players try not to laugh, and he hardly ever gets any laughs when he jokes around, McIntyre said.So, is he funny?“On a 0-10 (scale)?” McIntyre asked. “Probably a four.”CORRECTION: In a previous version of this story, Hugo Delhommelle was misquoted. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 30, 2018 at 11:09 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary
QPR’s defence withstood sustained pressure from Newcastle in the first 20 minutes at St. James’ Park.Rangers were almost embarrassed early on when Steven Caulker, under pressure from Jack Colback, played a short backpass and Rob Green’s clearance cannoned off the Newcastle midfielder and dropped wide of the post.Harry Redknapp’s side worked overtime to get in blocks and headed clearances as Newcastle took the upper hand.Remy Cabella was the first to test Green, with a low shot from 15 yards that the QPR keeper fielded comfortably.Rangers’ first flash of inspiration came from Charlie Austin, when he dispossessed Paul Dummett and then fired an angled shot across goal.Ryan Taylor almost marked his first Premier League start since March 2012 with a goal when he was picked out unmarked on the edge of the box by Cabella’s corner, but Green tipped his effort over the bar.Cabella and Taylor combined again a few minutes later after Ayoze Perez had launched a swift counter-attack, and once again Green saved Taylor’s shot.QPR made two changes from the draw with Manchester City. Nedum Onuoha and former Newcastle man Joey Barton came into the side, with Mauricio Isla on the bench after his international exertions and Eduardo Vargas missing following the birth of his baby daughter. Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Williamson, Dummett, Haidara; R.Taylor, Sissoko Colback; Cabella, Perez, Ameobi.Subs: Elliot, Streete, Anita, Gouffran, Armstrong, Ferreyra, Cisse. QPR: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Yun, Barton, Henry, Sandro, Fer, Zamora, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Phillips, Isla, Mutch, Kranjcar, Hoilett.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Former San Jose Sharks star Joe Pavelski is selling his Willow Glen mansion in San Jose, Calif. for $3.598 million, reports Realtor.com.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The former team captain who played with the Sharks for 13 seasons is now a member of the Dallas Stars.He’s leaving a 4,401 square foot five-bedroom, six-bath home with a wine cellar, pool and spa, sport court and putting green, among many other amenities. Pavelski purchased the custom built home in 2013 for $2.7 …
A small aircraft crashed on Sunday immediately after taking off from an airport in Slovenia, killing three people and gravely injuring one person on board, a media report said.The accident took place around 1 p.m. at Divaca airport, some 70 km southwest of Ljubljana, when the four-seat wooden sport monoplane was taking off, Xinhua reported citing Radio-Television Slovenia.The survivor of the crash has been rushed to Ljubljana Central Hospital, according to the report.The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, has held a press conference where he announced that to protest the fact that 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet or basic sanitation, he will be going on a “toilet strike.”Water.org’s Matt Damon holds up a toilet seat in protest of the 2.5 billion people who don’t have access to clean water and sanitationDamon remained afterward to make appearances in videos by top talent on the YouTube platform designed to bring awareness and activism to the global water and sanitation crisis.Video: Matt Damon Goes On Strike!At the news conference, Damon pointed out that “780 Million people, that’s twice the population of the United States, lack access to clean water.” He then announced his “toilet strike,” declaring: “In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everyone has access to clean water and sanitation… I will not go to the bathroom.”Damon challenged reporters to tell him how they celebrated World Toilet Day; observed annually on November 19th, it aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. Hearing no meaningful responses, Damon asked the press: “[Does] anybody have any idea what invention has saved more lives than any other in the history of humankind? …The Toilet.” To underscore his point about the sanitation component of the water crisis, Damon added “More people have cell phones than toilets.”Damon is also working with a group of YouTube creators on appearances scheduled to debut on each creator’s YouTube channel, including ShayCarl, EpicLloyd, WheezyWaiter, LivePrudeGirls, Smosh, Stan Lee, Lisa Schwartz, and John Elerick.Gary White, Water.org co-founder and CEO said: “Matt’s strike announcement and the vlogger videos are designed to start an online conversation that can engage people across the digital landscape, and we hope people will share the video, and respond to it with their own thoughts…” Gary added, “I’ve been working on the water crisis for over 25 years and the interest and excitement for our work against one of the world’s most solvable problems has never been more real. We are confident we will solve this crisis in our lifetime.”“Water.org’s latest public awareness campaign shows how nonprofits can use video to raise awareness about important issues. YouTube is committed to helping more nonprofits reach global audiences with important messages and is thrilled that Water.org is leading the way.” – Jessica Mason , YouTube for Good Manager.Water.org invites viewers to visit StrikeWithMe.org where they can “Support the Strike,” subscribe to upcoming videos, and donate to the cause. The site supports integration with YouTube, Facebook Connect, Twitter OAuth, bitly, and Instagram.Source:PR Newswire
In 2017 the first of three new MRI units started serving patients in Prince George. Two other MRI installation projects were put in place at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace, and Fort St. John Hospital & Health Centre. MRI’s are a tool used by physicians and specialists to support in making a diagnosis. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Health is providing better access which they share is reducing wait times with new machines and hours for MRI servicesKen Winnig, Regional Director of Diagnostic Services shares, last year 7,500 MRI’s were performed and they are on target to do 13,000. Winnig says “It’s a huge increase”The new MRI units which were forecasted to triple the number of MRI’s in the Northern Health region. This has improved access, wait times and have brought services closer to home reducing travel for residents in the region.