Tis Hazari Violence: Delhi High Court Extends Term Of The Inquiry Commission Upto 31st December, 2021

first_imgNews UpdatesTis Hazari Violence: Delhi High Court Extends Term Of The Inquiry Commission Upto 31st December, 2021 Sparsh Upadhyay24 Feb 2021 8:50 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court recently extended the term of the Inquiry Commission which was constituted for conducting an inquiry into the incident of clash between police and lawyers which took place in Tis Hazari court premises in November 2019. Noting that the inquiry is under progress and several witnesses are yet to be examined and also looking to the lockdown period from March 2020…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court recently extended the term of the Inquiry Commission which was constituted for conducting an inquiry into the incident of clash between police and lawyers which took place in Tis Hazari court premises in November 2019. Noting that the inquiry is under progress and several witnesses are yet to be examined and also looking to the lockdown period from March 2020 onwards and the pandemic situation due to Covid-19, the Bench of Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh extended the term of the Inquiry Commission up to 31st December 2021. About the Commission This Court had taken suo motu cognizance of an incident at Tis Hazari Court Complex, New Delhi and vide order dated 3rd November, 2019, a Commission was constituted for conducting an inquiry into the incident. The matter pertained to a scuffle that had taken place between police officials and lawyers at Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court, reportedly over a parking dispute within the court premises. Detailed orders were passed by the Delhi High Court on 3rd November, 2019 and 16th December, 2019 and former Delhi HC judge Justice SP Garg was appointed to head the probe. It may be noted that the term of the inquiry commission was extended up to 31st December, 2020 (vide Court’s earlier order dated 1st June, 2020). As per the communication dated 17th December, 2020, received from Justice (Retd.) S.P.Garg, 178 witnesses have been examined, however, several witnesses are yet to be examined and so the High Court thought it appropriate to extend the term of the Commission. About the Incident The scuffle broke out on 2nd November 2019 afternoon reportedly over a parking dispute within the court premises. It was reported that the situation intensified as an incident firing led to two lawyers being injured. A press release, issued by the Bar Council of India had condemned the Delhi police for brutally firing at lawyers in Tis Hazari Court, on the issue of car parking. Several lawyers were injured in the incident and the BCI had taken cognizance of the matter. Case title – Court on its own motion v. Union of India & Ors. [W.P.(C) 11652/2019] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe 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

Another ACFON qualifier begins with spotlight on minnows

first_imgCameroon’s forward Benjamin Moukandjo (L) and Cameroon’s defender Nicolas Nkoulou hold up the trophy after beating Egypt 2-1 to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final football match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on February 5, 2017.Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations begins on Wednesday, just 45 days after Cameroon snatched victory over Egypt in the final of the previous edition.The “Indomitable Lions” of Cameroon and the “Pharaohs” of Egypt will not be involved, however, as they are among 45 countries given byes to the group phase that includes Uganda.That leaves the six lowest seeds, the Comoros, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius, Sao Tome e Principe and South Sudan to play for the other three mini-league places.Sao Tome meet Madagascar and Djibouti face South Sudan on Wednesday, and the Comoros meet Mauritius on Friday in preliminary round-first legs.The return matches are scheduled for Sunday and Tuesday and the aggregate winners will be part of the 24-fixture first matchday during June.Only Mauritius among the six hopefuls have qualified for a Cup of Nations, competing in 1974 when it was an eight-team tournament, half the current size.But that does not mean they and the other five minnows are without hope of reaching the 2019 finals in Cameroon. Guinea-Bissau competing in the 2017 Cup of Nations was no less a fairytale than 5,000-1 shots Leicester City winning the English Premier League last season.In a qualifying group including former champions Congo Brazzaville and Zambia and Kenya, pundits were convinced Guinea-Bissau would be the whipping boys.But the team from the tiny former Portuguese colony in west Africa not only won the group, they did so with a match to spare.Djibouti, Madagascar and Sao Tome have changed coaches ahead of the preliminary ties.Mauritanian Moussa Ghoussam replaces Tunisian Noureddine Gharsalli in charge of Djibouti, whose build-up included a 7-0 friendly hiding in Burundi.Former Sao Tome coach Gustavo Clemente has been recalled in place of Antonio do Rosario and Madagascar have hired Nicolas Dupuis after dumping fellow Frenchman Auguste Raux.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 27, 2015)–The 78th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, April 4 will not only provide fans with world class racing as some of America’s top 3-year-olds compete in their final prep for the Kentucky Derby, it will also be the focal point of an afternoon replete with dining, entertainment, fashion and wagering opportunities at The Great Race Place.From a Derby Day 5K Walk and Run to a KROQ Craft Beer & Music Festival in the Infield, here’s what fans can expect:6:30 a.m.              Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to register for the Derby Day 5K Walk andRun in the Santa Anita Parking lot adjoining the Westfield Santa Anita Mall.7:30 a.m.              Vehicular traffic on Baldwin Ave., from the 210 Freeway south to Huntington Dr., will beclosed until 9:30 a.m. due to the Derby Day 5K Walk and Run.8:00 a.m.              Start time for Derby Day 5K Walk and Run.10:00 a.m.           Santa Anita Admission gates open. Santa Anita Derby Day Tee Shirts will be available, free, with paid admission to the first 10,000 on-track Thoroughbreds Club members. (Fast, free sign-up available to all non-Thoroughbreds members). Additionally, fans are encouraged enter the second annual Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest prior to 2 p.m.Please note: There will also be FREE General Admission and parking to the Infield Area, through Gate 6, off of Colorado Place.The finest in Derby Day fashion, including high-end Derby Hats, will be on display courtesy of Christine A. Moore Millinery’s “Trunk Show” adjacent to Champions! Gifts and Apparel in the East Paddock Gardens.12 noon                Special early first post time for an 11-race card that will also include the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, the Grade III Providencia Stakes, the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes, the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes and the $75,000 Thunder Road Stakes.ALL DAY:              FREE KROQ Craft Beer Festival and Concert in the Infield. Food Trucks, Craft Beer and Live Music featuring Metalachi.                                Chandelier Room–Guest Chef Series featuring BBQ by Barrel and Ashes Chef de Cuisine, Michael Kahikina with Chef Josh Drew.                                 The Premium Gallop Out Package–Santa Anita’s newest Club House destination that combines the timeless class of The Great Race Place with the ambiance of a sports bar. Perched above Santa Anita’s first turn, The Gallop Out puts you on top of the action.                                Derby Day Trackside Package–Fans can get an up-close view of the stretch run with a private party space located just off the outer rail.2:30 p.m.             Post time for Race 6, which is the beginning of the $300,000 guaranteed Pick Six.(approx.)3:30 p.m.             Post time for Race 8, which is the beginning of the $750,000 guaranteed Late Pick Four.(approx.)                                For more information on Santa Anita Derby Day racing and special events, please visit santaanita.com/events or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2016)–In his final work in preparation for Santa Anita’s Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Pasqual Stakes Jan. 9, 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, who was fitted with blinkers, worked a snappy six furlongs in 1:10.04 under Victor Espinoza prior to today’s first race at The Great Race Place.Trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome came on Santa Anita’s main track accompanied by a stable pony via the quarter mile chute at 11:48 a.m. and then jogged the “wrong way” up the track’s backstretch and around the Club House turn, stopping to turn around at the finish line, where he then headed back into the first turn.From there, he broke free from the pony and was sent to the rail by Espinoza approaching the six furlong pole. A striking California-bred chestnut horse who is now age 5, “Chrome” cut out splits of 23.65, 46.66, 58.30 and 1:10.04 under idyllic conditions with the San Gabriel Mountains serving as a backdrop.“He’s the best he’s ever been since I’ve had him,” said Sherman, who first took over training duties early in the chestnut’s 2-year-old year. “He looks ready to me. I got him (galloping out) in 1:22.20 for seven eighths. If he has a good trip (in the San Pasqual), he’ll be tough to beat. He hasn’t run in nine months and there’s nothing like having a race, but working like this in front of the public is the next-best thing.“He’s training good, acting good. He’s a lot different horse right now. He’s stronger and he’s more focused.”Idle since running second in the $10 million Dubai World Cup March 28, California Chrome, who won four Grade I stakes in his 3-year-old year; the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Hollywood Derby, has an overall mark of 18-9-3-1, with earnings of $6,322,650.Following his second place run in Dubai, which netted the owners a tidy $2 million, California Chrome was sent on what turned out to be a fruitless journey to England, where by all accounts, he lost a substantial amount of weight and therefore did not run as planned at Ascot this past July. Subsequent to that, he was sent Arlington Park in Chicago, where it was determined he would not run as planned in the Grade I Arlington Million on Aug. 15.After a visit to Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky for some rehabilitation and freshening, California Chrome returned to Sherman’s Los Alamitos base on Oct. 13. Since arriving at Los Alamitos, he’s had six recorded works, beginning with a half mile in 50.20 on Nov. 21, and culminating with a seven furlong move last Sunday in 1:25.40.California Chrome will remain at Santa Anita with Sherman through next Saturday’s San Pasqual.last_img read more

Black home buyers on the rise

first_img27 October 2011The number of black home buyers entering the South African residential property market is increasing steadily as the socio-economic tables turn, with the number of black home loan applicants already exceeding white applicants.This is according to Saul Geffen, CEO of bond originator ooba, who says that the number of applications by black buyers currently represent 45 percent of total home loan applications. The number of applications submitted by white home buyers represents only 41 percent of the total number of home loan applications.Black buyers, however, only represent 39 percent of the number of the total approved home loans, while whites represent 47 percent of the total number of approved home loans. This ratio has changed considerably since last year, when blacks only represented 30 percent and whites 56 percent of approved home loans.First-time buyersWhen it comes to first-time homebuyers, the trend is clearly skewed in favour of black applicants. Currently, first-time homebuyers represent 49 percent of the total number of applications and 44 percent in approved loans. Of these first-time applications, 59 percent of the total is for black applicants compared to 27 percent for white applicants.When it comes to approved home loans, 55 percent of the total number of first-time homebuyer approved loans is for black applicants compared to 31 percent for whites. This ratio has also changed considerably since last year, when black applicants only represented 48 percent and white applicants 36 percent of approved home loans.Changing economic demographics in SAGeffen says that the higher levels and sustained increases in black buyers can be attributed to the changing economic demographic in SA, as well as the fact that purchasing levels are currently higher at the lower to middle income levels and for first-time buyers. Clearly, the improved property market conditions play a role, which has resulted in increased affordability.“The shifting economic base in South Africa, largely influenced by the emerging black middle class, means the racial demographic of homebuyers is changing.”The latest statistics also reveal that applications by Asian and coloured applicants remained steady year-on-year at around eight percent and five percent respectively.“The growth in first-time applications from black applicants can be attributed to improved property market conditions, a reduction in interest rates of 650 basis points since 2008, coupled with subdued property price inflation, improved bank approval rates and lower deposit requirements.”Boosting your chances of bond approvalHe says that first-time home buyers looking to take advantage of the favourable market should ensure that they have a sufficient deposit to put down as it will result in a more favourable interest rate, which significantly reduces the total cost over the term of the loan.“A meaningful deposit significantly improves a buyer’s chance of getting a home loan approved.”Other factors that contribute to boosting the chances of a successful bond application include having a positive credit profile and a stable employment history as it reflects a pattern of consistent income which is key when lenders assess a bond applicant’s risk profile.Geffen says that it is strongly advisable that buyers are pre-qualified when looking for a new home.“This will give the buyer a good sense as to the value of the property that he is able to purchase. The pre-qualification process can also pick up issues on credit records that will need to be addressed before formally applying to a bank. The process not only streamlines the home buying process, but also ensures that the buyer is able to negotiate from a position of strength.”Sapalast_img read more

a month agoDONE DEAL: Juventus announce Andrea Barzagli return

first_imgDONE DEAL: Juventus announce Andrea Barzagli returnby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndrea Barzagli has returned to Juventus.The retired defender has been named a technical assistant to coach Maurizio Sarri.His official title is Technical Collaborator of the First Team and he will begin his duties as early as tomorrow.The pleasure is all ours! Good to have you back, @andreabarzagli2! pic.twitter.com/W9GDxNO37n— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 25, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The SEC Is Reportedly Lifting Its Ban On Satellite Camps Too

first_imgSEC logoCould the SEC be added to its 14-team total?Update No. 2: SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has released a statement on the matter. Statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on satellite camps. pic.twitter.com/25DEq2mGdh— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Update No. 1 : The ACC often votes in line with the SEC, and it is also following suit in lifting its own satellite camp ban, according to ESPN’s Andrea Adelson. Decision today means the ACC has changed its league rule to match the NCAA rule: Satellite camps are now allowed. Go forth and camp …— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) April 28, 2016Earlier: The conference in most opposition to satellite camps has been the SEC, with much of these camps being held in their territory. With the NCAA reversing its stance on the camps, announcing today that the ban has been lifted, the SEC is now changing its mind on them, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.  Confirmed that, without a national ban, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Hugh Freeze isn’t going to be happy. The Ole Miss coach doesn’t like them because they take him away from his family in the offseason.  Hugh Freeze responds to Jim Harbaugh’s comments on refusing to “work harder” and not being a “kindred spirit” pic.twitter.com/zgmuxCdWLu— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) April 13, 2016Will we get to see an SEC team hold a satellite camp in Columbus or Ann Arbor? That’d be fun.last_img read more

Suspect in Saskatchewan Amber Alert previously charged with abduction

first_imgPRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – The parents of an eight-year-old girl allegedly abducted from a Saskatchewan playground say their daughter is doing well.Her father said on social media police found her “safe and unhurt.”“I really want to say thank you to everyone who has offered help, prayers and support,” the girl’s mother wrote on Facebook. “Our sweetheart … is good.”An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday for the girl after she disappeared from a playground in Prince Albert, Sask. Police said the girl was playing by herself that afternoon in the city’s Crescent Acres neighbourhood when a man entered the park.He was seen hanging around for about 15 minutes, until the child left and he followed. Police said he was seen talking to the girl against a school wall, then grabbed her and put her into the back seat of his car. He then climbed into the front and drove away.The girl’s family went to the park, found she was missing and called police at about 3:30 p.m. The Amber Alert was issued at 7:53 p.m.A little over an hour after the alert was issued, police said the girl had been located but gave no other details.“She was taken to hospital for assessment when she was located. Other than that we can’t comment on her status,” said police spokeswoman Alanna Adamko.Adamko would not say whether any information from the public helped lead to the youngster’s recovery and the arrest.“I would say we were taken aback by the outpouring of public support. We had hundreds of thousands of hits on social media and hundreds of calls and messages from people wanting to provide assistance in any way possible. It was much appreciated.”A suspect in the abduction, Jared John Charles, 19, of St. Louis, was taken into custody in Prince Albert around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday.On Wednesday night, Prince Albert police said he is being charged with abduction, kidnapping, abandoning a child, criminal negligence, forcible confinement, sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.He was to make a court appearance Thursday morning at Prince Albert provincial court.Court documents show Charles, who is also identified as Jarrod Charles, was charged with abducting two boys early last fall in La Ronge, Sask. However, the charges were later stayed.Crown prosecutor Luke Coupal said there was no evidence that Charles intended to take the children from their parents.“That’s not what happened here,” Coupal said Wednesday.“Jarrod was friends with the boys. They regularly hung out and one of the boys contacted his parents and explained that he would like to continue hanging out with Jarrod and the parent said ‘No, come home’ and the child refused.”Charles and the boys were later found at his grandmother’s home in the community of St. Louis, about 275 kms south of La Ronge.“They were playing video games, eating pop and chips, so the boys were perfectly fine and were taken back to their parents,” said Coupal.Charles is currently on probation after pleading guilty to sexual interference.In December 2016, he was sentenced to three and a half months time served and three years probation for a case involving a nine-year-old girl.“You might think that three and a half months seems a little odd,” said Coupal.“We need to bear in mind that sexual interference spans a spectrum of everything from possibly a kiss that has a sexual nature right up to violent sexual assaults, and the judge has to determine where on that spectrum is the appropriate sentence based on the facts.”Coupal could not provide any further details.The teen was ordered to get sexual offender counselling, not to be alone with children under the age of 16, not to be in parks or pools unless he’s with an adult who is aware of his conviction and not to use social media to communicate with anyone under the age of 16.He was also told to register with the National Sexual Offender Registry.— By Jennifer Graham in Regina and Ken Trimble in Edmontonlast_img read more

ATB Financial promotes chief customer officer Curtis Stange to new CEO

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta’s crown-owned bank, ATB Financial, has chosen its chief customer officer Curtis Stange as its new president and CEO.Stange will replace current president and CEO Dave Mowat, who is set to retire from the Edmonton-based financial institution at the end of June.He was selected after a North American search following Mowat’s retirement announcement in January.Stange is currently ATB’s chief customer officer, heading up all the bank’s customer-facing services, but also has more than 30 years of experience in banking.The Alberta government has formally approved Stange’s appointment.ATB has more than 5,000 employees and 750,000 customers across Alberta.last_img read more

WestJet pilots union agree to settlement process with mediator

first_imgCALGARY – The president and CEO of WestJet says the threat of a strike by its pilots is over.Ed Sims said the Calgary-based airline and the union that represents the pilots have agreed to a settlement process that will involve a federal mediator.If necessary, WestJet and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) have agreed to use final and binding arbitration.“We are pleased with the removal of the threat of strike action, we are grateful for the role played by the government, both with their mediation services and with the offer of support with arbitration,” Sims said Friday at Calgary International Airport.“The message I can give all Canadians is that they can continue to book in 100 per cent confidence that no strike action will threaten their travel plans.”The two sides had resumed contract talks on Tuesday.The pilots were legally able to launch a strike last Saturday, but committed not to disrupt passenger travel plans over the Victoria Day long weekend as a goodwill gesture.The ALPA represents about 1,500 pilots at WestJet’s main service.Sims said WestJet hopes to reach a deal with the union no later than the end of June.He said the uncertainty about a possible strike has cost the company “tens of millions of dollars.”WestJet has said its bargaining team was focused on getting a sustainable agreement that benefits pilots, WestJet customers and the company as a whole.The airline had promised to refund tickets if flights were cancelled in the event of a strike.WestJet has said that its bookings have slowed since the union said it would seek a strike mandate, which was supported by 91 per cent of its members.WestJet’s planned launch of its Swoop ultra-low cost carrier has been a source of contention between pilots and the company.Earlier this year, the union won a Canada Industrial Relations Board challenge to the company’s proposed policy to offer pilots a two-year leave of absence if they go to fly for Swoop.The ALPA complained that the policy was a significant change in the company’s terms of employment and an interference with the union’s right to represent the pilots.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA)last_img read more