Letter to justice minister about case of imprisoned journalist beaten by guard

first_imgNews November 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to justice minister about case of imprisoned journalist beaten by guard Reporters Without Borders wrote to Morocco’s justice minister today voicing concern about imprisoned journalist Abderrahmane El Badraoui, who was beaten by a guard on 26 October. The organisation reminded the minister that it is his responsibility to guarantee Badraoui’s safety and reiterated its call for his immediate and unconditional release. Badraoui has been in prison since January 2002.Mr. Mohamed BouzoubaâMinister of JusticePlace El MamouniaRabat MoroccoParis, 1 November 2005Dear Minister,Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to the plight of Abderrahmane El Badraoui, the former editor of the weekly Al-Moulahid, who has been in prison in Morocco since January 2002.Mr. Badraoui was transferred on 5 October to Mohammedia prison, located 150 km from his home. Although a prisoner of conscience, he has since then been in a 40-square-metre cell with 41 inmates being held for ordinary crimes.He was physically attacked on 26 October by a guard, Mustafa Dindla, who had taken to subjecting him to extortion. After complaining about the guard’s behaviour to the prison’s deputy governor, Mr. Badraoui was attacked by the guard and two inmates, who hit him with keys and then gave him a beating.He was taken to the prison infirmary but did not receive any treatment.Two inspectors carried out an investigation on behalf of the prison management and the guard was suspended. This decision is encouraging but we remind you that it is your responsibility to guarantee Mr. Badraoui’s safety.Mr. Badraoui was arrested after publishing reports in late 2001 about a financial scandal in Kénitra and alleged embezzlement by senior police officers in Témara. He was originally accused in 1998 of fraudulently posing as a journalist. The case was dropped after he produced official documents proving that he was a journalist. Despite being acquitted by the Rabat appeal court, he was again tried on the same charge in January 2002 and was given a five-year prison sentence that was reduced on appeal to four years.Mr. Badraoui has been tried twice on the same charges and his imprisonment is therefore the result of a judicial error. For this reason, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its request for his immediate and unconditional release.We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration.Sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-General News News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders wrote to Morocco’s justice minister today voicing concern about imprisoned journalist Abderrahmane El Badraoui, who was beaten by a guard on 26 October. The organisation reminded the minister that it is his responsibility to guarantee Badraoui’s safety and reiterated its call for his immediate and unconditional release. Badraoui has been in prison since January 2002. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Organisation Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 15, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go furtherlast_img read more

#LISTEN Justice for Jason as 911 call details released

first_imgThomas Martens being led by officers after his arrest.Widow and father-in-law of murdered Limerick man granted bail on charges of second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter by North Carolina courtby Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FOLLOWING the release on bail of Molly and Thomas Martens after they were charged in connection with the brutal killing of Limerick man Jason Corbett last year, the harrowing details of the early hours of August 2 have been released through the 911 call made by the man who admitted his killing.Thomas Martens called 911 and said that he hit his son-in-law with a baseball bat revealing “I think I killed him”.Listen to the call here – the full call is over 14 minutes in length but this version has much of the CPR work omitted some 7 minutes into the call and resumes just before emergency responders arrive.In further documentation released by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department, it is alleged that Molly Martens and her father struck Jason Corbett on the head with a concrete paving brick and an aluminium baseball bat.The Martens’ say that it was as a result of a struggle where Mr Marten said that he intervened in a physical argument between his daughter and son-in-law.However, neither Molly nor her father had an injuries reported as a result of a so called “Donnybrook”, which is described as an uncontrolled fight or argument in the bedroom. Sheriffs say that the scene at 160 Panther Creek Court was not consistent with such an altercation.The 31 year-old former model and her 65 year-old father, retired FBI agent Thomas Martens, were granted bail on charges of second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.One of the conditions imposed by the court is that they end all contact with Mr Corbett’s immediate family, specifically his children, Jack (10) and Sarah (8), who are now living in Limerick.Tuesday’s court appearance followed confirmation on Monday night that a grand jury in Davidson County, North Carolina had indicted the Martens in connection with Jason Corbett’s death.The 39 year-old from Janesboro in Limerick city was found with fatal head injuries on August 2 at the home he shared in Wallburg, North Carolina with his second wife, Ms Martens Corbett, and his two children from his first marriage.Davidson County District Attorney Garry Frank said the trial was likely to be held before the end of the year.In North Carolina, a second degree murder charge carries a sentence of 12 years to life while sentences for voluntary manslaughter range from four to 12 years.Following a near five month investigation and countless hours put in by law enforcement officers, the charges were levelled against the pair based on sheriff’s beliefs that Jason was going to move his life and his children back home to Ireland “with or without” Molly Martens.Jason was seeking employment in either the UK or Ireland and was in the process of making arrangements to move money back to Ireland.However sheriff’s now say that Ms Martens withdrew large sums of cash from shared bank accounts after Jason’s death.Jason’s sister Tracy Lynch and her husband David, released a statement on behalf of the Corbett family in which they thanked the authorities for all their “work and determination”.“We want all the facts to go in front of the jury. We continue to grieve over the murder of Jason,”Results of an autopsy and other documents were sealed by the court on foot of an application by prosecutors before Christmas but earlier this week the DA’s office sent forward the indictments and the cause of Jason’s death revealed.Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said “It was an extremely thorough investigation,”“We are pleased with the decision of the grand jury.”On August 2, police were dispatched to the scene of an incident at the Corbetts’ $350,000 home in Panther Creek, Wallburg shortly after 3am.Deputy Sheriff Dagenhardt wrote in a report that while Deputy Dillard was on route to an assault at 160 Panther Creek Court, the Davidson County 911 Center said the caller had been in an argument with his son-in-law and struck him with a baseball bat.When patrol deputies arrived at the address, they found Jason Corbett inside the home with fatal head injuries.Although they were released without charge, both Ms Martens and her father were interviewed by police and named as “persons involved” in the incident.Mr Corbett’s first wife and mother of his two children, Mags Fitzpatrick Corbett, died tragically in 2006 from an asthma attack when Jack was two and baby Sarah was just 12 weeks old.Molly Martens responded to an advertisement he placed seeking an au pair to look after the children and she moved from her home in Knoxville, Tennessee to the family home in Limerick.In June 2011, Jason Corbett and Molly Martens were married. They resettled in North Carolina after Mr Corbett’s employers Chesapeake transferred him as plant manager to their Lexington facility in North Carolina.After his death, Mr Corbett’s family were involved in a legal battle with Ms Martens who sought custody of his two children. This resulted in his sister Tracy Lynch travelling to the US with a copy of his will which stated that Jack and Sarah were to be placed in her custody.The dispute was finally resolved on December 8 when Superior Court Judge Ted Royster upheld a District Court decision that granted legal guardianship to Tracey Lynch and her husband.The children returned home and are said to be doing very well in Limerick since.Since the Superior Court ruling, Molly Martens has pursued a social media campaign trying to contact the children.Responding to confirmation that Ms Martens and her father are to face charges, Tracey Lynch said her family’s “confidence and trust in the Davidson County sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney has been reaffirmed by today’s decision.”In a post to the “Bring Justice for Jason” Facebook page, the Corbett family described Jason as a “kind man who lived his life with integrity and generosity of spirit.“Hatred is not an emotion in our hearts, it only gives power to those who are not worthy of sharing the same oxygen”, the post concludes.Ms Lynch came face-to-face with her late brother’s wife and father-in-law at Tuesday’s court hearing in Davidson County.Bail conditions imposed on Molly and Thomas Martens include two sureties of €200,000. They were also ordered to surrender their passports and agree to cease all contact with Mr Corbett’s immediate family, specifically his two children in Limerick.Separate court papers indicate that the Corbett family have sought to recover a number of personal possessions from Jason’s US home.TIMELINENovember 2006 Jason Corbett’s wife Mags dies from an asthma attack 12 weeks after giving birth to their daughter, Sarah. Molly Martens responds to an advertisement for an au-pair to look after Sarah and her bother, Jack.June 2011 Jason Corbett and Molly Martens are married in her home state of Tennessee after the couple were engaged and transferred their lives and Jason’s two children to North Carolina.August 2, 2015 Weeks before he was due to return to Ireland, Jason Corbett is found in his home with fatal head injuries on August 2. Police receive a call from Thomas Martens who said that he had been in an argument with his son-in law and had hit him with a baseball bat.August 14, 2015 A contested custody hearing is adjourned to allow the court consider evidence submitted by Jason’s sister, Tracy Lynch, that his will specified that his children be returned to Ireland in the event of his death.August 18, 2015 A vigil is held outside Limerick City Hall as hundreds turn out in support of the Corbett family.August 22, 2015 Jack and Sarah Corbett arrive in Limerick after the US courts recognise Jason’s sister Tracy Lynch and her husband David as their legal guardians.August 26, 2015 Jason Corbett is laid to rest alongside his first wife, Mags.December 9, 2015 Molly Martens loses an appeal over the custody of Jack and Sarah.December 18, 2015 A Grand Jury meets in North Caroline to decide whether charges are to be preferred in relation to Jason Corbett’s death. Their decision is sealed by a Judge until after the Christmas break.January 4, 2016 Molly Martens and her father Thomas are indicted to be brought before Davidson County Superior Court to face charges of second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.January 5, 2016 They are formally charged before Davidson Superior Court and released on bail. Brother of slain Jason Corbett writes to US President expressing “dismay” at DA’s plea bargain offer to killers Linkedin Print TAGS911 callfeaturedJason CorbettMolly martensThomas Martens Twitter Email No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Family of Jason Corbett “devastated” after receiving “bombshell” news his killers will get bail after being offered “manslaughter” plea deal Jason Corbett killers, Molly and Tom Martens may be freed on bail tomorrow as they consider manslaughter plea bargain deal Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleBroad welcome for Croom school planning applicationNext articleRugby – Munster name side to face Stade Francais Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsBreaking news#LISTEN Justice for Jason as 911 call details releasedBy Staff Reporter – January 8, 2016 1036 last_img read more

Podcast: Limerick Post News Roundup July 6, 2019

first_imgWhatsApp TAGSartsentertainmentLimerick City and CountyNewspodcastSport Treaty Talk EP128: 2020 Hurling All Stars Special Email Cian Reinhardt looks at the content in this week’s Limerick Post newspaper, giving a run-down on this week’s Business, Politics, Sports, Arts and Entertainment news. This week’s podcast is brought to you with Harvey Norman’s half-yearly clearance sale.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week’s headlines:Man charged with killing champion boxer Kevin SheehyCamogie players hit by water bugLimerick 2030 looks to the Cleeves QuarterAll this and our Sports news with Sporting Limerick and Arts and Entertainment news. Twitter BusinessLifestyleLimerickNewsPodcastsSportPodcast: Limerick Post News Roundup July 6, 2019By Cian Reinhardt – July 4, 2019 146 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Ann Blake launches a new podcast Facebookcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Villiers School Podcast Treaty Talk EP129: End of Season Club Awards Treaty Talk EP138: Billy Lee’s footballers seek promotion spot with both Camogie sides and Ladies Footballers in action Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleAngela’s Ashes is back in the Lime Tree TheatreNext articleA light rail network would put Limerick on fast track to growth Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Print The Breakdown EP151: Munster’s Defiant Sportsground Stand & Fixture Chaos last_img read more

Right To Information Act, 2005: All You Need To Know

first_imgKnow the LawRight To Information Act, 2005: All You Need To Know Lovina B Thakkar6 July 2020 9:41 PMShare This – xRight to Information Act 2005 is an act of the Parliament of India which sets all the rules and procedures regarding citizen’s right to information from the government, inspect any government documents, seek certified photocopies thereof. This Act replaced the former Freedom of Information Act, 2002 to mandate timely response to citizen requests for government information.RTI is a…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?LoginRight to Information Act 2005 is an act of the Parliament of India which sets all the rules and procedures regarding citizen’s right to information from the government, inspect any government documents, seek certified photocopies thereof. This Act replaced the former Freedom of Information Act, 2002 to mandate timely response to citizen requests for government information.RTI is a part of fundamental rights under Article 19(1) of the Constitution. Article 19(1) specifies that every citizen has freedom of speech and expression.Any person who is the citizen of India or Non-Residents of India (NRI) can file Right to Information.It extends to whole of India including the State of Jammu and Kashmir after the revocation of Article 370.RTI can filed only against the public authority or government authority. As defined under section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 A public authority means an organization which is established, constituted, owned, controlled, financed by fund provided directly by the government be it Central Government, State Government or Union Territory administration.In the case of Prime Minsiter National Relief Fund v. Aseem Takyar Delhi High Court held that Prime Minsiter National Relief Fund was not a public authority under the act.Information as defined under section 2(f) of the act means any material in any form including records, documents, memos, email, circulars, orders, contracts, reports, samples etc.As defined under section 2(j) of the act “right to information” means the right to information accessible under this Act which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes the right to— (i) inspection of work, documents, records; (ii) taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records; (iii) taking certified samples of material; obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts where such information is stored in a computer or in any other device;  Central CommissionState Commission. EVOLUTION OF RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 Timeline 1977:- Janata Government headed by Morarji Desai constituted a working group to determine if Official Secrets Act, 1923 could be modified so as to facilitate greater flow of information to the public. 1986: Supreme Court in the case of Mr. Kulwal v/s Jaipur Municipal Corporation the Supreme Court gave an explicit directive that Freedom of Speech and Expression provided under Article 19 of the Constitution clearly implies Right to Information as without information the freedom of speech and expression cannot be fully used by the citizens. 1994:- The organization called Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan was instrumental in the passage of RTI Act. In the course of the struggle of the rural poor in Rajasthan The MKSS’s campaign demanded transparency of official records, a social audit of government spending and redressal machinery for people who had not been given their due. Aruna Roy has been at the forefront of a number of campaigns for the rights of the poor and the marginalized. These have included, most prominently, the Right to Information, the Right to Work (the NREGA) and the Right to Food. Arvind Kejriwal was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2006 for his contribution to India’s Right to Information Movement and empowering poor citizens to fight corruption. The basic objective of Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of Public Authorities, contains corruption and makes our democracy work of people in real senses.The Right to Information Commission is divided as: 1996: With the objective of getting legislation on RTI passed National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI), one among several civil society groups, was founded. 1996:- Due to the pressing demand for right to information, the Press Council of India under guidance of its Chairman Justice P B Sawant drafted a law which was later updated and changed at a workshop and renamed “The Press Council–NIRD Freedom of Information Act, 1997. 1997: Tamil Nadu became the first state in India to have passed a law on Right to Information. 1997: The Madhya Pradesh Government in furtherance to implementing Right to information issued executive orders to 36 departments which later increased to more than 50 departments. 1997: The United Front government appointed a Working Group, under the Chairmanship of H D Shourie. The Working Group drafted the Freedom of Information Bill, 1997. 1997: Goa legislature enacted a law on Right to Information. 1998: A Right to Information, Bill was tabled by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The Bill didn’t become Law because the Governor denied assent. 1999: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to declare Section 5 of Official Secret Act, 1923 unconstitutional and ask Government of India to issue suitable instructions for RTI, pending legislation. 2000: Freedom of Information Bill, 2000 was introduced in Parliament, and was referred to a Select Committee of Parliament. 2001: NCT Delhi assembly passed a law on Right to Information. 2002: Report of Select Committee in early 2002. 2002: In December 2002 Freedom of Information Bill, 2000 was passed in both houses of Parliament. This was a watered down version of the bill proposed by NCPRI and other organizations. 2002: In September, Maharashtra Government passed RTI Ordinance that overwrote the Maharashtra RTI Act, 2000. 2002: The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the case of Union of India vs. Association for Democratic reforms directed the Election Commission to call for information on affidavit by issuing necessary order in exercise of its power under Article 324 of the Constitution of India from each candidate seeking election to Parliament or a state legislature as a necessary part of his nomination paper. 2003: Freedom of Information Bill after having received the assent of the President of India on 6th January, 2003, and became law. Freedom of Information Act, 2002 Act No. 5 of 2003 was enacted. 2003: On 31st January MP Government passed MP RTI Act. 2004: NCPRI formulated amendments to Freedom of Information Act, 2002 and forwarded to the NAC. 2004: Finally, RTI was tabled by the UPA government on 23rd December 2004. The proposed was act was applicable only to the Central Government and thus attracted a lot of criticism. After heavy lobbying by NCPRI and other organizations the Right to Information Act, 2005 was passed with 150 amendments and was made applicable to States as well. 2005: RTI Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on 11th May 2005, and in Rajya Sabha on 12th May 2005. It received assent of President of India on 15th June 2005, and was published in the Gazette of India on 21st June 2005. Right to Information Act, 2005 (Act No. 22 of 2005) came into force with effect from 12th October 2005. RIGH TO INFORMATION ACT HELPED UNCOVER SCAMS AND ANOMALIES. Adarsh Society Scam: A six-storey building for the widows of Kargil War, 1999 Martyr turned into a 31-storey called Adarsh Housing Society. Located in Mumbai’s post residential area in Colaba soon became the abode of politicians, bureaucrats and top military officers. It was exposed by RTI activists Simpreet Singh and Yogacharya Anand. The exposed revealed that the piece of land doesn’t belong to the state government but to Ministry of Defense and culminated in resignation of AshoK Chavan, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra. 2G Scam: The 2G Scam or the telecom sector scandal took place in the UPA regime revolved around the government auctioning the 2G Spectrum. Top ministers had allegedly colluded to undercharge certain mobile phone companies while allocation the frequencies, in exchange for a bribe. The massive abuse of power came to light when RTI was filed by activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal. Common Wealth Games Scam: An RTI filed by a non-profit organization revealed that Delhi government had diverted Rs 744 crore from funds earmarked for welfare of the Dalit community to the Commonwealth Games. The non-profit – Housing and Land Rights Network – also found that most of the diverted funds were expended on amenities that existed only on paper, suggesting further corruption and money laundering, Demonetization announced without RBI nod: Demonetization was declared in the country by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016 holding a meeting that barely lasted for three hours with Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The PM did not wait for formal approval before making the announcement. The RTI was filed by activist Venkatesh Nayak revealed that the RBI did not agree with the Center on its Jurisdiction that move curb the circulation of black money and counterfeit money. RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT: AMENDMENT 2019 AND CONTROVERSIES Right to Information bill was proposed to change tenure, salary of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Information Commissioners (ICs). BEFORE AMEDMENT AFTER AMENDMENT Section 13 of RTI 2005: The Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and every Information Commissioner (IC) shall hold office for a term of 5 years or till they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier, and shall not be eligible for reappointment. The Central/ State Government will notify the term of office for the CIC and ICs that means no fixed tenure. Section 13(5) The salary of CIC and ICs will be fixed under RTI Act 2005. The salary shall be the same as that of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioner The salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of the service will be determined by the central government. Conclusion: Fixed salary and tenure Salary and tenure will be decided by the center and state government UNCOMFORTABLE RTI PLEAS IN BACKGROUND Graduation of PM Narendra Modi from Delhi University in the year 1978 Various RTI application seeking details about his degrees were filed in 2015 were refused by DU and the Prime Minister Office (PMO). The affidavits for the general election 214 said that he finished his undergraduate degree from DU in 1978 and MA from Gujarat University in 1983. The RTI was filed by activist Neeraj Sharma in 2015 seeking records of passed out students in the year 1978, Bachelors of Art from Delhi University. Information Commissioner (IC) Sridhar Acharyulu who was allowed inspection of PM’s DU Degree Records was removed from his position by CIC R K Mathur. Denying the information. The Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) of DU had said the information requested was “personal information of the students concerned, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest”. CPIO later rejected three RTIs queries on unnecessary and unreasonable grounds. Mohd Irsad filed case against University of Delhi for rejecting pleas of RTI in the High Court. The Delhi High Court imposed Rs 25,000 penalty on DU’s public information officer for rejecting RTI application seeking facts about PM’s graduation. Further, DU told the Delhi High Court that the BA exam records of all its students of 1978- the year when PM Narendra Modi graduated is held in fiduciary capacity and cannot be disclosed under RTI PMO rejected RTI plea seeking Rajan NPA list details The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has termed as “roving enquiry” and RTI plea seeking to know details of bad loans submitted by then RBI Governor Raghuram Ranjan. The PMO had said the query does not come under the definition of “information” as per the RTI Act. Section 2(f) defines ‘information’ as material in any form, including records, f=documents, opinion, advices, memos, emails, press releases, circulars, orders, reports, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information related to any private body, which can be accessed by a public authority. Meghalaya RTI activist murdered A Meghalaya youth leader and Right to Information activist, Poipynhun Majaw was killed. PM-CARES Fund ‘Not a Public Authority’, Doesn’t fall under RTI Act: PMO In reply of the RTI filed by Harsha Kandukri, a student of the Azim Premji University, Bangalore, the PMO stated that the Fund is not a public authority under section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 and therefore it won’t be able to divulge information sought in the application. The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief Fund was created on March 28 to deal with any emergency posed by the COVID19 pandemic. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Patna High Court Issues Guidelines For Private Foreign Visit Of Judicial Officers Of Subordinate Courts In Bihar

first_imgNews UpdatesPatna High Court Issues Guidelines For Private Foreign Visit Of Judicial Officers Of Subordinate Courts In Bihar Sparsh Upadhyay24 Oct 2020 11:02 PMShare This – xOn Thursday (22nd October) the Patna High Court (through Registrar General) issued Guidelines for grant of permission to the Judicial Officers/Judges of the Subordinate Judiciary for Private Foreign Visit.The Notification issued by Registrar General, Patna HC Nawneet Kumar Pandey states that “the Hon’ble Court have been pleased to issue the guidelines for grant of permission to 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?LoginOn Thursday (22nd October) the Patna High Court (through Registrar General) issued Guidelines for grant of permission to the Judicial Officers/Judges of the Subordinate Judiciary for Private Foreign Visit.The Notification issued by Registrar General, Patna HC Nawneet Kumar Pandey states that “the Hon’ble Court have been pleased to issue the guidelines for grant of permission to the Judicial Officers/Judges of the Subordinate Judiciary for Private Foreign Visit”.Guidelines for Private Foreign Visit of Judicial Officers of Subordinate Courts of Bihar1. Judicial Officers of Subordinate Courts can go abroad only on prior permission of the Hon’ble Court. The Officers will have to seek the permission of the Hon’ble Court for obtaining VISA and Tickets to visit abroad, well in advance.2. Request for permission of Foreign Visit by a Judicial Officer of Subordinate Court shall not be considered for the period of court working days except in very exceptional circumstances like medical treatment of self, family members, parents, dependents or death of any relative or any other occasion, where the personal presence of the judicial officer cannot be dispensed with. The period of foreign visit during court working days under exceptional circumstances of such medical treatment on any emergent situation should normally not exceed 15 days.3. Request for a foreign visit of the officer under suspension/departmental proceeding shall not be allowed during his suspension/departmental proceeding, except in very exceptional circumstances mentioned above at SI. No. 2.4. Request for a foreign visit for pleasure/site seeing may be allowed for the period of pre-declared holidays / vacations.5. Request for permission for a foreign visit should be sent to this court well in advance not less than two months prior to the proposed visit before applying for VISA except in exceptional circumstances.6. While applying for permission to visit a foreign country, the Judicial Officer shall have to disclose the details of his passport, if any, source of funding, estimated expenditure to be incurred on foreign visit and relation of family members in a destination country where the visit is proposed.7. Applications for grant of permission to undertake foreign visit and for sanction of leave for visiting abroad shall be furnished separately and be forwarded to the Registrar General through proper channel.8. Overstay abroad without leave or extended leave of officers availing foreign visit shall not be condoned. The resignation will also not be accepted of officers while abroad on a foreign visit. Save and except unavoidable extraordinary situation, such overstay or application for resignation would entail disciplinary proceeding against the officer concerned.9. The Applicant should give an undertaking/declaration that the particular foreign visit/tour is not at the behest of or financed by the persons or institutions/associations who are litigants before the courts of law and particularly in the area where the Judicial Officer is posted and is functioning.10. The concerned judicial officer seeking such permission should certify that the judicial work of the said Judicial Officer during the proposed period of visit, will not be hampered in his/her absence, if the judicial officer is permitted to visit foreign countries.11. Request for permission to visit abroad under these rules may be allowed by Hon’ble the Chief Justice. Apart from that any rules or guidelines issued by Central Government/State Government shall also apply.Click Here To Download Letter[Read Letter]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Update: One person seriously injured in Twin Towns crash

first_img Twitter Update: One person seriously injured in Twin Towns crash WhatsApp Previous articleWork on Muckish Railway Line Greenway to begin shortlyNext articleMan dies following Stranorlar collision News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications One person has been seriously injured in a crash in the Twin Towns this morning. The three vehicle collision happened at around 8.30am with Gardai confirming that the road at McClays Corner in Stranorlar is to remain closed for a number of hours this afternoon.The casualty has been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment and their condition is being described as serious.Diversions are in place with motorists advised to expect delays. Facebook WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 2, 2020 center_img Pinterest Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Suspect handcuffed behind his back steals patrol car, leads cops on 100 mph chase

first_imgvmargineanu/iStockBy Bill Hutchinson, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A 23-year-old man is suspected of stealing a Kansas Highway Patrol vehicle and leading officers on a chase with speeds topping 100 mph — while handcuffed behind his back, officials said.Investigators are trying to determine how the suspect, Joshua D. Swartwout of Naples, Florida, managed to get behind the wheel of the patrol car and drive it more than 30 miles without the use of his hands.Trooper Tod Hileman, a spokesman for the Kansas Highway Patrol, told ABC News on Sunday that troopers who arrested Swartwout did not initially ask him how he operated the emergency vehicle.“As a high-speed pursuit driving instructor for 20 years, I can only assume he was using his knees,” Hileman said.The Houdini-like escape unfolded just after noon on Saturday as a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was transporting Swartwout to a detention facility after he had been arrested on suspicion of auto theft following an earlier pursuit, according to a Highway Patrol statement.Hileman said the patrol car was not equipped with a rear-seat cage or a partition.“He was being transported in the front seat of the car,” Hileman said.While on Highway 25 near Atwood in northwest Kansas, the trooper witnessed a serious motorcycle crash and pulled over to help, leaving Swartwout alone in the patrol car, Hileman said.“We don’t normally do that, but this trooper saw this accident occur right in front of him and it was in a rural area,” Hileman said. “Being trained as a highway patrol trooper, it’s ingrained that you will help.”While the trooper was assisting the crash victim, Swartwout, who was handcuffed behind his back, scooted over into the driver’s seat and drove off, according to the highway patrol statement.The trooper immediately radioed for assistance. Troopers racing to the scene spotted the stolen patrol car headed south on Highway 25, officials said.Hileman said the chase topped 100 mph on a stretch he described as a narrow two-lane highway with ditches on both sides.The chase continued onto Interstate 70 and headed west toward the Kansas-Colorado border. As the pursuit reached Edson, Kansas, roughly 30 miles from where it began, the stolen patrol car ran out of gas, according to the statement.“The suspect, who was still handcuffed behind his back, fled on foot but was quickly apprehended,” a statement from the highway patrol reads.Swartwout was examined by an emergency medical services crew that determined he was not injured. He was taken to the Sherman County Jail and booked without further incident, officials said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dezrez hooks up with Boomin and Zapier for its 20,000+ agents

first_imgLeading industry CRM platform Dezrez has made two major integration announcements over the weekend including agreements with both soon-to-launch Boomin and workflow automation platform Zapier.The Boomin agreement will enable Dezrez’s agents to join the portal via their CRM suites and, if they do, give them full Platinum status, while the integration with Zapier gives its customers access to the platform’s workflow automation tech.“Our technology and open API enables the best integration with the Boomin platform of any CRM provider, and provides Rezi agents with a richer, deeper and 24/7 view of the customer and the market,” says Justin Morris, CEO of Dezrez (left).“This will boost transaction levels and ultimately agents incomes.”Dezrez is also using both deals as a carrot to entice agents to upgrade from its legacy products to the cloud-based Rezi platform.The deal with Zapier enables agents to automate many of their more mundane tasks if they sign-up or upgrade to Rezi.  For example, agents can set up an automatic workflow to add new properties to Instagram when they become available or send welcome text messages or emails to clients.Ross Liddell, Commercial Director at Dezrez, said: “We wanted to build a product that puts a powerful workflow engine, automation tool and ability to integrate with other products in the hands of the agents, rather than wait on us or a developer to build for them.”“We have had some unbelievably positive feedback from agents that love what they are now able to do.”zapier Boomin dezrez December 7, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Dezrez hooks up with Boomin and Zapier for its 20,000+ agents previous nextProducts & ServicesDezrez hooks up with Boomin and Zapier for its 20,000+ agentsLeading estate agent CRM strikes deals with soon-to-launch portal and automation platform Zapier for its customers.Nigel Lewis7th December 20200638 Viewslast_img read more

Most Read News, December 8 – 14, 2014

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Most Read News, December 8 – 14, 2014 View post tag: 2014 December 14, 2014 View post tag: £8 Pyotr Velikiy Practices Submarine Seeking SkillsPyotr Velikiy, Russian Navy’s fourth Kirov-class battle cruiser, yesterday deployed on a mission to undertake submarine seeking exercises.UK to Establish Permanent Naval Base in the Middle EastRoyal Navy’s vessels will soon have its first permanent naval base in the Middle East since UK formally withdrew from Bahrain and Sharjah in 1971.US Increases Presence at Rota Naval BaseThe US is increasing its military presence in Europe by adding two more ballistic missile ships to its Rota Naval Base in Spain.Vard Names Norway’s New Surveillance VesselVard Holdings Limited, a designer and shipbuilder of offshore and specialized vessels, held a naming ceremony for Norway’s new surveillance vessel “Marjata” at Vard Langsten.Russia Increases Air Activity over Baltic SeaThe past few days have seen unusually intense Russian air activity over the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. Air activity intensified on December 6 and has continued during the first days of the week. No violations of Finnish airspace have been observed. View post tag: $14 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Read Authorities View post tag: News by topic Most Read News, December 8 – 14, 2014 Share this article View post tag: December View post tag: Mostlast_img read more

You Don’t Have to be Italian to Celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes

first_imgMike’s Seafood lobster and shrimp over linguini. With Christmas right around the corner, meal preparation is at the top of mind of many a holiday host and hostess.One of the traditional and most enjoyable of these is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a longtime Italian-American ritual held on Christmas Eve. But as Mike Monichetti tells it, the feast has branched out and become a favorite of anyone who enjoys celebrating the holiday with loved ones who are also seafood lovers.“This is a very important tradition to me and my family and to many other families celebrating Christmas,” said Monichetti, owner of Sea Isle City’s iconic Mike’s Seafood.It began in the southern regions of Italy and in Sicily, “from Naples on down to the southernmost areas of the country,” Monichetti noted. There it is known as “La Vigilia” or “the vigil” in America. The symbolism for seven fishes is many and varied: the number 7 is the most repeated numeral in the Bible, more than 400 times, he said, and of course there are seven seas and seven mountains surrounding Rome, just to name a few stated reasons for the number.There can be as many as a dozen or more seafood dishes considered traditional enough to be included. However, most modern celebrations of the feast consist of a meal of seven seafood dishes.The Feast of the Seven Fishes came to America in the late 1800s, taking root in Italian-American neighborhoods throughout the “new country.” With the popularity of cooking shows and the Food Network, Monichetti says, the Seven Fishes is something many non-Italian and non-Catholics have adopted.Mike Monichetti is the third generation of his family to operate the iconic seafood restaurant in Sea Isle City.Not long after the Feast became ingrained in Italian-American culture, Monichetti’s grandparents landed on Ellis Island and settled in Sea Isle City, where they founded one of the oldest and most enduring businesses in town. Thus, Monichetti is the third generation in his family to help bring this wondrous meal to tables all across the region.Monichetti said the most famous fish, and the most labor-intensive to prepare is salt cod or “baccala.” This fish requires a soak in fresh water for three days before baking, changing the water every 12 hours to draw out the natural salt. It is then baked and served topped with tomato sauce.The other dishes options in Mike’s traditional feast include:Fried CalamariFried SmeltsFried Crab BallsShrimpLobster & Shrimp Linguini with MarinaraClams & Linguini with Olive Oil & GarlicMussels MarinaraOctopus Sautéed with Lemon, Garlic, & Olive OilSmoked WhitingAs vigils go, this one is about as delicious as it gets. If all this sounds good enough to eat but difficult to make, do not worry. Mike’s Seafood stands ready to help you with the preparation, or they will even cook it for you. If you ask us, that’s something to celebrate.Mike’s Seafood is located on Park Road in Sea Isle City.last_img read more