first_imgTop StoriesSC Asks Centre To Justify Validity Of Provision In Mental Health Care Act Decriminalizing Attempt To Suicide [Section 309 IPC] Radhika Roy11 Sep 2020 6:25 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has issued notice to the Attorney General for India in a plea wherein the Petitioner sought for directions to ensure the prevention of attempts to commit suicide by persons who threw themselves in animal enclosures in Zoos. The Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian further sought for an explanation from the Centre…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has issued notice to the Attorney General for India in a plea wherein the Petitioner sought for directions to ensure the prevention of attempts to commit suicide by persons who threw themselves in animal enclosures in Zoos. The Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian further sought for an explanation from the Centre on the conflict between Section 115 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, and Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code. The matter has been tagged with the Writ Petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 309 of IPC, which criminalises the attempt to commit suicide. “This is a plea seeking for directions in an attempt to commit suicide by a person by throwing themselves into an animal enclosure. An attempt to commit suicide is a punishable offence under Section 309 of IPC. However, we find that Section 115 of the Mental Healthcare Act adversely impacts Section 309 of IPC”, noted the Bench.In plea pertaining to the torture inflicted upon an elephant due to a man jumping into a zoo enclosure in an attempt to commit suicide, CJI Bobde notes the conflict between Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 115 of the Mental Healthcare Act.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) September 11, 2020During the hearing, animal rights activist Sangeeta Dogra showed the Bench a picture of an elephant which was bound after a man threw himself into its enclosure. She argued for directions to ensure that such attempts did not take place. The CJI initially stated, “Madam, how can we stop people from jumping into the dens of animals?” However, after contemplation, the Bench issued notice to the AG, “calling upon the Union of India to justify the validity of Section 115 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 which virtually negates Section 309 IPC”. A discussion regarding the validity of Section 115 also ensued between the CJI and Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta wherein the CJI remarked that there can be no blanket presumption on the intention behind commitment of suicide. “It is not always that a person who is committing suicide is under extreme stress or is of unsound mind. Some priests and monks have killed themselves in protest and they were found to be in complete calmness of find. There are also people who do Santhara. The intention of Santhara is not to commit suicide, but it is to liberate yourself from this miserable world”, stated the CJI. Accordingly, the Court, while noting that there ispresumption of severe stress in cases of attempt to commit suicide as per Section 115, issued notice to the Union of India to justify its validity. The Court has further appointed Senior Advocate ANS Nadkarni as Amicus Curiae in the case to assist to the Court, at the request of Dogra. This was unopposed by the SG who submitted that the issue was not adversarial. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgColumnsIn Memoriam: Professor VS Mallar Vikram Raghavan24 April 2021 11:40 PMShare This – xVaradaraja Shivaraya Mallar, who taught at seven law schools across India, left us on Saturday. With his ebulliently booming voice, Professor V.S. Mallar introduced generations of students to the lofty precepts of constitutional law and administrative law. He did so by teaching in his inimitably lucid and accessible style. His masterly lectures skillfully mixed citation with wit and pun and drew upon a vast storehouse of memorable anecdotes, apt quotations, and quirky one-liners which his grateful students have posted on a trending Twitter thread.Mallar belonged to a Konkani-speaking community from Kannur in Northern Kerala. He spent many of his formative years in my hometown Madras. He did his undergraduate studies at Loyola College in the city where he also obtained a master’s degree in economics. He then got a bachelor’s law degree from Madras Law College followed by an LLM from Bombay University.In his formative years, Mallar practiced at the Madras High Court under G. Vasantha Pai. A firebrand and maverick advocate, Pai was a strong proponent for judicial ethics and accountability. As Mallar later recounted, Pai’s dogged investigation led to the local chief justice’s resignation. Pai filed many cases in his own name which, Mallar believes, made him an unsung pioneer of public interest litigation. It is from Pai that Mallar learnt the importance of prodigious research and mastery of caselaw. Decades later, Mallar persuaded Pai to donate his valuable library for the use of law students and researchers.In 1971, Mallar moved to Hubli in Northern Karnataka where he taught at the J.S.S. College. Two years later, he joined the V.M. Salgaocar College of Law’s faculty in Panaji and eventually became the college’s vice principal in 1981. He later became principal of the G.R. Kare College of Law in Margao and chaired the board of law studies at Goa University.In 1987, Mallar met N.R. Madhava Menon at a legal aid conference in Bombay. At the time, Menon was working with the Bar Council of India to establish a national law school. Eager to learn more, Mallar asked Menon whether faculty jobs for the new institution would be advertised. For some reason, Menon wasn’t particularly forthcoming. Ultimately, one of Mallar’s students sent him the job advertisement from the Journal of the Indian Law Institute.After an interview in January 1988, Mallar was appointed assistant professor (senior) of the newly established National Law School of India University. As a founding faculty member, Mallar made significant contributions to building an institution whose assets were meagre, staff were few, and skeptics were many. He taught several courses while shouldering significant administrative responsibilities including the important examination committee.Mallar was a simple man who almost always wore short-sleeve shirts except on a cold day when he donned a sweater. Yet, he was a commanding presence in the classroom. His stentorian voice ensured that even the drowsiest students remained awake. He spoke with powerful cadences and in a steady stream. He punctuated proposition, principle, and precedent with verbal tics that helped students digest what he was saying. “The Supreme Court said ‘look here,'” “you will find,” and “ultimately” were Mallar’s frequently used expressions.The professor’s lectures usually began at the podium. But he would quickly move to the blackboard and begin writing with his trademark scrawl. He would then pace back and forth with forceful hand gestures to emphasize the points he was making. Every now and then, the professor would take off his glasses. Sometimes to clean them but often for declamatory effect when explaining a landmark case. They would go back on his nose when he was ready to move to the next point. A serious expression would return to his face. But it would be quickly undermined by his twinkling eyes and a betrayingly sly smile: a joke or funny story, often at his own expense, was on its way.Although he frequently shared the dais with other professors — Menon’s idea of cooperative teaching — Mallar wasn’t a big fan of the Socratic Method. He emphasized legal basics and fundamental principles that students could retain decades after they left his classroom. Indeed, to this day, his lucid explanations of rights, remedies, and reasonableness resonate strongly with me.Between 1998 and 2000, Mallar headed the K.S. Hegde Law College, Mangalore. He was then appointed NLSIU’s registrar: a crown of thorns that he bore for four turbulent years. Between December 2006 and 2007, Mallar worked in Gandhi Nagar: first as a law professor at the Gujarat National Law University and then at the Nirma Institute of Science and Technology. But he was soon back in Bengaluru and returned to the National Law School, and to the classroom where he continued to lecture on constitutional law.As a senior faculty member with many administrative responsibilities, Mallar did not publish frequently although he did write occasional chapters and papers. And so Mallar leaves behind no book or building that bears his name except for a constitutional law gold medal at Goa University. Yet, his legacy is vast and immeasurable especially in the legion of students he groomed, mentored, and trained.It is said that soldiers never die; they simply fade away. In Mallar’s case, one can say good teachers never die. Nor do they fade away. He lives on through his students –distinguished judges, lawyers, teachers, and other professionals — in whom, as Arun K Thiruvengadam puts it, Mallar instilled a lifelong fascination for the law.The article was first published in Law And Other Things. The Original post can be read hereTags#Professor VS Mallar #NLSIU Next Storylast_img read more


first_img WhatsApp Campaign launched to tackle Blue Bin contamination Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter Previous articlePSNI warn businesses against email scamNext articleArlene Foster says DUP is not dictating UK’s position on NI border News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry and Strabane District Council have launched a campaign to tackle an ongoing issue of Blue Recycling Bin contamination.The Council say letters will be issued to householders across the district in the coming week with inspection teams from the Council’s Environment section due to carry out inspections of blue bins in a bid to deal with the problem of contamination in the recycling bins.Conor Canning, Head of Environment with Derry City and Strabane District Council says “blue bin contamination is costing ratepayers thousands of pounds with entire loads of recyclable material being rejected due to non-recyclable items in blue bins.”He says the contamination is having a knock-on effort on the council’s ability to keep rates levels down and protect and enhance other vital services.The Council says items such as nappies, plastic bags, food waste and general rubbish, are contaminating the entire contents of the recycling bins. Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter By News Highland – November 25, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more


first_imgSanta Ana Police Department(SANTA ANA, Calif.) — As girls gathered to play softball nearby, a man allegedly built an arsenal inside a shed at a Southern California public park, where he stored a loaded gun, a vest and over a dozen magazines of ammunition, according to police.The dangerous stash was uncovered after a softball coach called the police Monday night and reported seeing a man forcing his way into the small storage room at Carl Thornton Park, the Santa Ana Police Department said.The softball coach and softball league president confronted the suspect, later identified as Ruben Perez.Perez allegedly threatened them, saying he had a “strap,” Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department told ABC News.After that threat, “they were smart enough to back away,” Bertagna said. “Then their focus became getting the children off the field.”Responding officers searched the shed, which police said Perez, 37, made into a living area.Inside, police said they found: a stolen and loaded 45-caliber handgun; 18 magazines loaded with a variety of calibers of ammunition, including an extended magazine, which holds 31 rounds; and “a weight vest with the weights removed and replaced with loaded magazines, which had been placed in the weight pockets for easy access.”“Had he elected to get in a confrontation with us or the public, he would’ve had access to hundreds of rounds,” Bertagna said of the suspect. “Everything fell into place where nobody got hurt. We’re lucky.”The members of the girls’ softball team are about 12 to 14 years old, Bertagna said.Perez was booked at the Santa Ana Detention Facility on various weapons charges, police said.He is due to appear in court Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_img Comments are closed. Despite the massive potential of online recruitment theindustry needs to take steps to increase consumer confidence to get people totrust the Internet with their personal details, says a new report publishedlast week.The Online Recruitment and Employment Survey, carried outfor jobs, skills and advice worksite Workthing.com and the largest research ofits kind, found that of the 5.4 million Internet users to look for a job in thepast six months, some 50 per cent are concerned about giving personalinformation over the Web. This suggests a similar scenario discovered byon-line retailers where browsers put items in their shopping basket, but don’tprocess their orders.This is further corroborated by the fact 73 per cent ofInternet users who searched for a job on-line did not apply to any of thevacancies they saw, while 33 per cent looked and then applied off-line.Yet astonishingly over 2 million Internet users think theywill get their next job on-line. Female on-line jobseekers have also increasedfrom 1.5 million in spring 2000 to 2.2 million in the autumn.The research was carried out by BMRB which sampled over3,000 Internet users in autumn 2000. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Many on-line jobseekers just browsingOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more


first_imgWe analyze wave and particle data from the CRRES satellite to determine the variability of plasmaspheric hiss (0.1 < f < 2 kHz) with respect to substorm activity as measured by AE*, defined as the maximum value of the AE index in the previous 3 hours. The study is relevant to modeling the acceleration and loss of relativistic electrons during storms and understanding the origin of the waves. The plasmaspheric hiss amplitudes depend on spatial location and susbtorm activity, with the largest waves being observed during high levels of substorm activity. Our survey of the global distribution of hiss indicates a strong day-night asymmetry with two distinct latitudinal zones of peak wave activity primarily on the dayside. Equatorial hiss (lambda(m) 500 nT), with an average amplitude of 40 +/- 1 pT observed in the region 2 < L 15degrees) hiss is strongest during active conditions with an average amplitude of 47 +/- 2 pT in the region 2 < L < 4 from 0800 to 1800 MLT but extending out beyond L = 6 from 1200 to 1500 MLT. Equatorial hiss at 600 Hz has minimum cyclotron resonant energies ranging from similar to20 keV at L = 6 to similar to1 MeV at L = 2, whereas midlatitude hiss at 600 Hz has minimum resonant energies ranging from similar to50 keV at L = 6 to similar to2 MeV at L = 2. The enhanced equatorial and midlatitude hiss emissions are associated with electron flux enhancements in the energy range of tens to hundreds of keV, suggesting that these electrons are the most likely source of plasmaspheric hiss. The enhanced levels of plasmaspheric hiss during substorm activity will lead to increased pitch-angle scattering of energetic electrons and may play an important role in relativistic electron dynamics during storms.last_img read more


first_img Shearwater GeoServices announces new 3D seismic acquisition agreement with ION. (Credit: Shearwater GeoServices.) Shearwater GeoServices Holding announced a new 3D seismic acquisition award for ION Geophysical’s UK Mid North Sea High (“MNSH”) program. The Amazon Warrior will spend approximately one and a half months acquiring the initial phase of the MNSH 3D survey in Q3 2020 under an agreement that provides Shearwater a commercial interest and revenue sharing mechanism. This survey is part of a larger program proposed by ION to be acquired 2020-2021. The agreement also establishes a framework for the use of Shearwater’s vessels for ION 3D multiclient projects with conditional links to potential upcoming projects.“ION is pleased to collaborate with Shearwater on the MNSH 3D multi-client program,” stated Chris Usher, ION’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Shearwater’s modern acquisition technology platform, coupled with our proven imaging capabilities, will assure a high-quality product for our customers as they seek the best data to inform decision-making in this attractive new play. Building on our 3D multi-client reimaging success, finding top tier acquisition partners like Shearwater to support our asset light entry into the larger 3D multi-client new acquisition market will be critical to executing our strategy.”“ION has been a technology partner and supplier for years. This new cooperative agreement with ION, and MNSH 3D project, forms the basis for a new customer for Shearwater with the potential for further projects in the future”, said Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices. “The Amazon Warrior is recognized by our clients as one of the leading acquisition platforms in the marine geophysical industry and will ensure ION achieves excellent 3D data quality.” Source: Company Press Release The agreement also establishes a framework for the use of Shearwater’s vessels for ION 3D multiclient projects with conditional links to potential upcoming projectslast_img read more


first_img Historic England shares never before seen photos of German WWI submarines View post tag: Germany Back to overview,Home naval-today Historic England shares never before seen photos of German WWI submarines February 1, 2017 Authorities View post tag: WWI UB-112 on the rocks with a sail boat in the foreground and visitors aboard. Photo: Historic England/Patrick CasementFebruary 1, 1917 saw Germany restart its unrestricted submarine warfare which targeted all ships trading with Britain.Historic England marked the centenary of the declaration by sharing never before seen images of German submarines, wrecked on the Cornish coast in Falmouth, UK.The submarines had been surrendered by Germany after the war ended in 1918 and were on their way to be sunk as gunnery targets. But stripped of their engines, submarines were difficult to tow and occasionally sank or wrecked on Britain’s beaches, as in the case of the Falmouth U-boats.According to Historic England, the photographs were taken in 1921 by the notable naval officer Jack Casement on what was probably his last official posting before he retired. They were donated to the Historic England Archive by Casement’s family.Germany declared unrestricted submarine warfare for the second time on 1st February 1917 and began torpedoing ships without warning, meaning passengers and crew had no chance of escape.Nicknamed Der magische Guertel, or the magic girdle, the aim was to strangle Britain to the brink of starvation and desperation by stopping both supplies getting in and exports getting out.All ships trading with Britain were seen as targets by the Imperial German Navy, including those from neutral countries such as Norway, Denmark and the United States. The targeting of American ships ultimately brought the United States into the war in April 1917.Even hospital ships were targeted by German forces during unrestricted submarine warfare, provoking worldwide outrage. Ships like the Rewa, torpedoed in 1918, were unarmed and painted with the internationally recognised symbol of the Red Cross but were still targeted.UB-106 on the rocks in Falmouth, Cornwall Photo: Historic England/Patrick CasementDespite some interesting solutions to combat the U-boat attacks, from travelling in convoys to dazzle camouflage which broke up the outlines of ships, making their direction of travel more difficult to see, the losses were huge.During 1916, 431 British ships were sunk by German U-boats worldwide but in 1917 following the declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare, the number lost nearly tripled to 1263.A third of the Submarine Service’s total personnel lost their lives during the First World War – the highest proportion of any branch of the armed services.Roger Bowdler, Director of Listing at Historic England said: “The declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare in February 1917 was a decisive moment in the First World War. Germany’s tactic led to devastating losses for many nations but it also horrified the world.It was seen as uncivilised, ungentlemanly and ultimately brought the might of the United States into the war. By commemorating this day we can better understand its consequences and remember the many people who lost their lives in this way.”Naval visitors on the listing UB-112 which was wrecked on the Falmouth coast in 1921 Photo: Historic England/Patrick Casement View post tag: UK Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgOcean City Intermediate SchoolThe Ocean City Board of Education on Wednesday introduced a 2014-15 school budget that calls for a 1.5 percent increase to local taxpayers.A vote on a final school budget will be held after a public hearing on April 30.The owner of a $500,000 home (whose property was not reassessed) will pay an extra $14.51 in school taxes this year under the current proposed budget.That figure represents a small decrease from the tax levy proposed in a preliminary budget released last month.Since then, the school district learned it would receive an additional $414,580 in state aid — $387,100 for the School Choice program.The program, now in its third year, allows out-of-district students to apply to attend Ocean City schools — with the state paying Ocean City $13,825 for each student. It has allowed the district to compensate for a shrinking school population and sustain programs without increasing taxes.The number of “Choice” students in Ocean City will increase from 166 to 194. The state had approved a five-percent increase for School Choice districts and Ocean City also received a waiver to enroll siblings of students already accepted into the program.“What would we do with $2.6 million less in our budget?” School Business Administrator Pat Yacovelli asked on Wednesday, emphasizing the importance of the program.Of the additional $414,580 in state aid, the district proposed to dedicate $32,600 to property tax relief. The remainder will be used for 11 different projects — from repairs to an underground sewer line at the Ocean City Intermediate School ($78,000) to new band uniforms at Ocean City High School ($55,000).The district had held the local tax levy flat at $21,640,721 for three consecutive years, but this year’s budget increases the levy by $324,580.As in recent years, the burden of increased taxes will not be shared equally. More than 4,500 Ocean City homes were reassessed this year as part of a multi-year program to bring assessed values in line with market values. Property owners whose homes values were changed may pay less in school taxes this year.Because the budget falls under the 2 percent cap on tax levy increases, it is not subject to voter approval.School taxes are just part of an overall tax bill that includes municipal taxes and county taxes.See budget presentation below for more detail.Download (PDF, 120KB)last_img read more


first_imgGlamour and passion were two themes on the Unifine stand at Iba. The Decorgel range of gels and toppings provide a translucent sparkling covering to desserts while imaginative fond flavours were included in goods such as Ricotta and Orange and Honey flavour cookies. New premixes, fonds flavours and fillings all fed into a ’Passion for Pastry’ theme. However, longer shelf-life and elimination of E numbers also played a part. Unifine launched a new premix for a chocolate Swiss roll and a range of top-quality jams including damson, plum and apricot. These contain 70% fruit and are freeze-thaw stable.Unifine also showed a stabilising system for whipping cream, which can go into mousses and icings, and there were several new lines based on a gold and silver theme, which are eye-catching for Christmas or birthdays. These included 2D sugar shapes.www.unifine.comlast_img read more