Maha Govt. Assures Bombay HC That Woman Booked For Tweets Against Uddhav Thackeray Won’t Be Arrested For Now [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesMaha Govt. Assures Bombay HC That Woman Booked For Tweets Against Uddhav Thackeray Won’t Be Arrested For Now [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap11 Sep 2020 7:54 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday granted liberty to a woman booked under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code for three separate tweets against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and State Minister Of Tourism & Environment Aaditya Thackeray, to move Court in case of any exigency. Court was assured by the State that no arrest will be made for at least two weeks without…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 Bombay High Court on Friday granted liberty to a woman booked under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code for three separate tweets against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and State Minister Of Tourism & Environment Aaditya Thackeray, to move Court in case of any exigency. Court was assured by the State that no arrest will be made for at least two weeks without giving sufficient notice, at least 48 hours, to the Petitioner.Division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik was hearing the criminal writ petition under Section 482 of CrPC filed by Sunaina Holey, who was booked under Sections 153A, 505(2) and 500 of IPC in three different FIRs relating to three tweets posted by her. She was arrested this August and then released on bail in the case registered against her by the police at Bandra Kurla Complex cyber crime department.On the remaining two FIRs, petitioner was served notices under section 41A(1) of the CrPC, asking her to visit the concerned police stations for probe. One of the police stations is in Palghar district. Petitioner’s first tweet was the video of a man who blamed PM Modi for Coronavirus. She wrote- How can someone blame the PM for Covid when it is an act of God? In the second tweet, she posted a caricature of the CM of Maharashtra and his son Aaditya Thackeray and in the third tweet, she argued against a person who said she cannot criticize Maharashtra’s leaders as she is not a Maharashtrian. In the tweet, she said that she was born in Maharashtra. The tweet allegedly contained abusive languageAppearing on behalf of the petitioner, Dr.Abhinav Chandrachud had argued in the last hearing that none of the ingredients of the offences against the petitioner are made out. Court had kept the matter for hearing today on the point of whether interim relief can be granted in quashing the petition.Pressing for interim relief, Dr.Chandrachud submitted that his client is now being targeted for any and all of her tweets. Her rights under Article 19 of the Constitution were being breached, he argued.At this juncture, the bench remarked that right to free speech and expression under Article 19 was not absolute.”Perhaps citizens are under the impression that freedom of speech and expression is an absolute right, without any restrictions,” the bench said.Chandrachud, however, said his client was not under such an impression.APP JP Yagnik pointed out that despite notice was issued to the petitioner under Section 41A of CrPC, she has not appeared before the Investigating Officer to co-operate with the investigation. Dr.Chandrachud submitted that his client was apprehensive that if she visited the police station, she would be arrested. Therefore, interim relief has been sought. However, Court noted that interim protection from arrest could be granted only for arrest in rare cases.The bench also noted that police had issued a notice u/s 41A of the CrPC which is a notice to be issued when a person is not required to be arrested. Dr.Chandrachud suggested that the police can give her 48 hours’ notice if they intend to arrest the petitioner under s. 41A(3). APP Yagnik said that the police was not focused on arresting Holey, but wanted to make progress in its probe. Dr.Chandrachud on instructions stated that the petitioner is ready and willing to co-operate with the investigating officer. In compliance of the notice issued under Section 41A, the petitioner will appear before Azad Maidan Police Station at 11 am on September 14 and before Tulinj Police Station on September 16 at 11 am and cooperate with the investigation, Dr.Chandrachud assured the Court.Court accepted Dr.Chandrachud’s submission and prevailed upon the State to make a statement. APP Yagnik then sought two weeks time to file an affidavit and assured the Court that the petitioner will not be arrested until then.Finally, the bench observed-“In case of any urgency or exigency the Petitioner is at liberty to move this Court. List the petitions on 29.09.2020.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] 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


first_imgDonegal athlete Brendan Boyce has put in a super performance to qualify for the Olympic Games.Brendan crosses the line in Slokavia today.The Milford AC athlete was in superb form to put in a personal best on Slovakia in the 50km walk.Boyce completed the race in a brilliant time of 3.48.56 – well inside the qualification time for the Olympic Games in Rio. Messages of congratulations have been flooding in for the popular Donegal man.One of the first to congratulate Brendan was Irish team coach Patsy McGonagle.“We all know what Brendan is capable of and he is in great form at the moment and building nicely.“He is constantly knocking time of his personal bests and to qualify for the Olympic Games is just terrific. “He trains so hard and it is great that he is getting some reward for all his effort,” said Patsy.First up for Brendan is the World Championships in Beijing in August.DONEGAL ATHLETE BOYCE QUALIFIES FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES was last modified: March 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brendan BoyceOlympic GamesRioWALKlast_img read more

Bookie arrested for accepting bets on India-Bangladesh WC tie

first_imgAn alleged cricket bookie has been arrested from suburban Borivali for allegedly accepting betting on the India-Bangladesh match of the World Cup, police said on Sunday.On a tip off, a trap was laid and diamond broker Piyush Seth (42) was nabbed from a room in Country Park building last night while accepting bets for the first match of the World Cup, said Senior Inspector (Crime branch XII) Milind Khetle.An LCD television, six mobile phones, a modem and a laptop were recovered from the bookie, he said.Seth has been booked under relevant sections of Gambling Act and the Indian Telegraph Act, he said. “Seth is being questioned. We are trying to know with whom he was in contact, for whom he is accepting betting,” Khetle said.Most of the bookies have gone underground or are operating from outside the city fearing arrest, a senior police officer said.This is the first arrest after the city Crime Branch intensified its surveillance to nab the bookies in the view of Cricket World Cup.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Dronacharya Award Has Come Earlier Than Expected: Hockey coach Merzban Patel

first_imgMumbai: Hockey coach Merzban Patel, who has bagged the prestigious Dronacharya Award for his grassroots work, says although he expected the honour he didn’t visualise it coming his way this early.The 69-year-old Patel, better known as ‘Bawa’ in Mumbai hockey who has nurtured a few future Olympians at a young age, also feels that he was more of a mentor to the upcoming players. He has, in his three-decade career as a coach, mentored Olympians Adrian D’souza, halfback Viren Rasquinha and other internationals like the Walmiki brothers – Devendra and Yuvraj.Patel, along with Rambir Singh Khokhar (Kabaddi) and cricket coach Sanjay Bhardwaj, will be conferred with the Dronacharya Award at the sports awards ceremony in New Delhi next week.”Coaching is not (just) about coaching. More than coaching it is the gap of the tongue (referring to communication) that is required, how you motive the boys, their parents.”Parents are pillars behind the boys who are coming up,” Bawa told PTI at the Mumbai Hockey Association’s (MHA) Mahindra Stadium.”You have to be after them like our own son. You have to go after them, (asking) why you have not come for practice.”You have to ask parents where have they have gone. A coach should have that type of discipline,” he said.Bawa said he followed this mantra to have become a successful grassroots coach although he had played hockey only at a modest level.”I have not played big hockey. I am a gully hockey player.”For me to take out (produce) so many players, this is the secret (of my success) – reducing the gap between the tongue, motivation, contact with the parent, contact with boys, imparting other values in life apart from hockey and keep seeing that the players follow the practice and do not stop after SSC (exam),” Bawa elaborated.Throughout the conversation, Bawa insisted that he was 70 per cent mentor and 30 per cent coach to the players.Bawa feels that the award has come early to him.”Dronacharya Award is (like) icing on the cake. But I have got numerous awards so this has not come as a big surprise because one or the other day I had to get it.”The criteria was strong, so today or tomorrow it had to come, but it came a little earlier than I expected (it). It is a very big occasion, he gushed.He credited Bombay Republican founder Balramakrishna Mohite, who was running his club with his own money, for giving him an opportunity to start his career.”Today what I am is entirely due to Balramakrishna Mohite, founder of Bombay Republican Sports Club, to which I am attached. I learnt from going to match.”I started helping him (Mohite) and after a couple of years I picked up what is coaching. Today I can spot a (good) player point-blank, he said.Bawa has made trips to Delhi in the past but this one would surely be special for the unassuming Parsi gentleman. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. coachDronacharya awardhockeyMerzban Patel First Published: August 22, 2019, 6:53 PM ISTlast_img read more

Report: Fred Hoiberg “Couldn’t Fully Commit” To Iowa State Return During Recruitment Of 5-Star Cheick Diallo

first_imgFred Hoiberg dances in new Infiniti comemrcial.YouTube YouTubeYouTubeToday, the Chicago Bulls ended months of speculation with the firing of head coach Tom Thibodeau. While a number of names have been connected to the opening, one of the most popular is Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. Earlier this month, ISU athletic director Jamie Pollard admitted that Hoiberg has NBA aspirations, and reports emerged that the Bulls job is his “if he wants it.” According to the Ames Tribune, during his recruitment of five-star Kansas signee Chieck Diallo, the nation’s top power forward, Hoiberg could not commit to a return to the Cyclones for this upcoming season. In early April, Hoiberg let it be known to five-star recruit Cheick Diallo that his immediate future at ISU was not a certainty, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told the Ames Tribune.While Hoiberg did not definitively say he planned to move on to the NBA, sources said, he also communicated that he couldn’t fully commit he would be returning to ISU to coach Diallo and what figures to be a preseason top-10 Cyclones team in 2015-16.Losing Hoiberg would be a tough pill to swallow for Cyclone fans, but credit him for not lying to a recruit. There may not be that many coaches who would take that approach, with a top prospect on the line, and no guarantee that he has a new job lined up.[Ames Tribune]last_img read more

Abilities Foundation reaches out to Persons with Disabilities

first_imgImproving employment opportunities by forging links with national agencies for further training and job enhancement, is the aim of the Abilities Foundation, as they continue to reach out to persons with disabilities. Administered by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) since 1992, the Foundation currently caters for 66 students, ranging from 17 to 65 years, with challenges, such as hearing and visual impairments, and physical and intellectual disabilities. Guidance Counsellor at the Foundation, Coral Mason, informs that the facility is committed to providing quality vocational education to persons with disabilities, enabling them to function as creative and productive citizens in the society. “The courses that we offer at the Foundation are garment construction, furniture making, general office administration, ornamental horticulture, landscaping, and data operation,” she tells JIS News. She points out that the programmes offered are a joint initiative between the Ministry and the HEART Trust/NTA, after which a National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQJ) certificate is issued at the end of each course. Miss Mason adds that the HEART Trust provides a small stipend of $250 for each student on a weekly basis. She explains that students are assessed before they are enrolled at the Foundation, to determine the appropriate course to be undertaken. “When the students come in, they are required to sit an entry test at the Grade Four level, which determines the level they are at. If they perform well on the examination, they are then tested at the Grade Nine level, which entails reasoning, Mathematics and English Language. Students at this level undertake the more theoretical courses, such as data operation, and office administration,” she notes.                                                                   Highlighting the Motto, ‘Opportunity… Not Charity’, Miss Mason says the aim is to equip students with the required skills, so that on completion of their course, they can find their place in society. “What we are doing is helping them to prepare for the future. But some of them are unable to do so because of financial constraints. So, we would really love if corporate Jamaica could partner with us to help them,” she appeals. Miss Mason tells JIS News that most of the students are from poor economic backgrounds, and just want the opportunity to acquire a skill, so that they can support themselves. “We would really love to get some subsidy to help needy students with travelling expenses, especially those travelling from Manchester, Clarendon, and St. Mary. We know that there are many others living in other parishes who would really love to come into the facility, but it is too expensive for them to travel so far,” she notes. She says the Foundation is grateful for the tremendous support from the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) and the Kiwanis Club which, over the years, have rendered financial assistance to several students. “We have received a number of scholarships and subsidies from both the JCPD and the Kiwanis Club for some of our students, to aid with their school fees. They have also assisted us with wheelchairs and hearing aids, which help to facilitate the learning process for some students,” she tells JIS News. Miss Mason says outside of the courses offered, counselling support is provided to students, because most of them lack self-esteem for numerous reasons. “We have small counselling sessions weekly, where social workers and guidance counsellors interact and teach the students good work ethics. This session also facilitates the process of social and emotional re-adjustment, to ensure effective integration into the wider society,” she explains.            She points out that while funding remains a challenge, the Foundation is seeking to open a library, and offer additional courses, such as computer service technician, food preparation, music production, and customer service. She points out that applicants who wish to register at the Foundation are required to pay a fee of $20,000 annually, and have their National Insurance Scheme (NIS) card, Tax Registration Number (TRN), and birth certificate to complete the process. “If prospective students do not have the relevant documents, we help them to obtain such documents, and try to seek financial assistance for those in dire need,” she says. When students get enrolled, they are provided with a special identification card from the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, which is used to access benefits such as the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus pass service, and other welfare privileges. Miss Mason tells JIS News that much more needs to be done to ensure that persons with disabilities are included in the economic, civil and political processes of the country. She is appealing to organisations and individuals that can help, to call the Abilities Foundation at 969-5720 or 924-6619.last_img read more

CBS to open film and television production hub in Mississauga Ont

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement The studio says it currently produces 63 series, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Good Fight” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”Currently CBS shoots “Star Trek: Discovery” and “In the Dark” in Toronto, but has several other productions in Canada, including one for the reboot of “Charmed.”CBS to Build Production Facility Outside TorontoCBS is preparing to build a large-scale television and film production facility outside Toronto, reflecting the high volume of shows that CBS Television Studios shoots north of the border.CBS said Wednesday it has secured a long-term lease on a 260,000 square-foot space in Mississauga, which is 18 miles from downtown Toronto. The facility to be dubbed CBS Stages Canada will encompass six soundstages, production offices, support facilities and auxiliary services for large-scale television and film productions. It is expected to open by the middle of next year. READ MORECBS Television Studios to open production hub in MississaugaTORONTO — U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios will open a television and film production hub just outside Toronto next year.The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities. CBS says the 260,000 square-foot facility will be located in Mississauga and is due to open in mid-2019. READ MORECBS to open production hub outside of Toronto to meet demands of peak TV“America’s Most Watched Network” is opening up shop in Canada.CBS Corp. leased 260,000 square feet (24,000 square metres) outside of Toronto to serve as its base in a burgeoning hub of film and TV production. The space, including six sound stages, offices and support facilities, is the largest studio opened by a U.S. broadcaster north of the border. The company is promising the hub will bring hundreds of new jobs to the region.The company ranks as one of the world’s biggest producers of TV programming at a time when demand for new shows has never been higher. The U.S. TV industry will crank out more than 500 original scripted series this year, according to research from FX. READ MORECBS Plans Television And Film Production Facility Outside TorontoCBS plans to establish a television and film production facility outside Toronto, with the production capacity to support large-scale production.The media company said it signed a long-term lease on a 260,000 square-foot space located in the city of Mississauga, 18 miles from downtown Toronto, where it plans to establish CBS Stages Canada.The new facility, with six sound stages, with provide additional production space to support CBS Television Studios’ expanding roster of television programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Currently, the Studio produces 63 series, including shows for the broadcast network, The CW and original programming for the CBS All Access streaming service. READ MORE U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios will open a television and film production hub just outside Toronto next year.The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities.  The 260,000 square-foot facility will be located in Mississauga and is due to open in mid-2019.The company is promising the hub will bring hundreds of new jobs to the region and help expand its roster of television programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Football No 5 Ohio State looks to assert dominance over Oregon State

Ohio State then-redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) prepares to throw a pass in the second quarter of the Ohio State-UNLV game on Sep. 23. Ohio State won 54- 21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignFollowing a summer full of investigations and allegations surrounding head coach Urban Meyer and former assistant coach Zach Smith, the Ohio State football team opens its 2018 season at home against Oregon State.Ohio State starts the season ranked No. 5 in the AP poll, making the Buckeyes the second-highest ranked team in the Big Ten, trailing only No. 4 Wisconsin.The Buckeyes return following a 12-2 record last season, winning the Big Ten Championship and earning a Cotton Bowl victory over USC after missing the College Football Playoff.Through the offseason, the off-the-field allegations and controversy surrounding the program, junior defensive end Nick Bosa said it is all being used as motivation.“Hate always drives you, and when people are hating, then you just want to prove them wrong even more,” Bosa said. “We’re excited to go prove that we’re the same team.”While Ohio State hopes to prove it is the same team that found success a season ago, Oregon State comes into its opener trying to prove the exact opposite.The Beavers finished last season with a 1-11 record, the program’s worst record since finishing 1980 winless. Oregon State’s only win came by a field goal to FCS opponent Portland State.Following that victory against the Vikings, Oregon State dropped its next 10 games, failing to win a single game in the Pac-12, including a 38-10 defeat to USC.The Beavers allowed 43.0 points per game, the third most in the nation, while scoring only 20.7 per game, the 17th fewest in the nation.Among all the weaknesses, the biggest came in the Beavers’ rush defense. Oregon State allowed 235.8 rush yards per game, giving up 35 touchdowns on the ground. Both numbers were in the bottom 10 in the NCAA rankings.Oregon State’s hopes come in the hiring of Jonathan Smith at head coach. Smith was the quarterbacks coach at Washington for the past four seasons, helping senior quarterback Jake Browning earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors and become an O’Brien award semifinalist each of the past two seasons.Acting head coach Ryan Day has praised Smith, and said he is expecting a defense very similar to one of the top teams in the Big Ten.“Jonathon comes over and obviously has had a great career and he’s going to come in with a lot of energy,” Day said. “They’re going to be instituting that Wisconsin system of some three-down, some four-down, and they’re very, very aggressive.”Senior quarterback Jake Luton will start under center for the Beavers. The 6-foot-7 quarterback started the first four games last season for Oregon State before going down with a back injury, completing more than 61 percent of his passes in his four starts.PredictionRunning backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber should take advantage of one of the weakest run defenses from last season. This will make redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ first collegiate start a more manageable one, where he can control the tempo and play more relaxed.If the weak run defense isn’t enough, Oregon State also was tied for the sixth-worst turnover margin in 2017, ending at minus-14. With junior defensive end Nick Bosa, redshirt junior defensive tackles Dre’Mont Jones and Robert Landers and a rotation of sophomore defensive end Chase Young and junior defensive end Jonathon Cooper on the other side, there will be mistakes made by this Beavers’ offense under a new head coach.Day said he does not see this game as his head coaching debut. He is simply filling in for Meyer while he is serving his three-game suspension.“This isn’t one of those things where I’m becoming the head coach,” Day said. “This is just something that I’m holding the place for coach until he gets back and the goal is to win the game against Oregon State.”Whether it was going to be Day or Meyer on the sidelines, it wouldn’t have mattered. Ohio State is coming into this game angry and ready for football.Wyatt Crosher: 66-3 Ohio StateColin Gay: 56-7 Ohio State read more

Furious Craig Levein slams referee after Rangers loss

first_imgHearts manager Craig Levein has described referee Bobby Madden as the “12th man” as they lost 2-1 at home to Rangers on Sunday.Rangers came from behind to win 2-1 at Hearts to go top of the Scottish Premiership, and Craig Levein was disappointed with the referee’s ‘abysmal’ performance.Scott Arfield was sent off for a nasty challenge on Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal, but Levein believes Rangers forward Morelos should have also seen red after an incident with skipper Christophe Berra.“I read a quote from Neil Lennon a few weeks ago when they went to Celtic Park and he said that ‘we were playing against 12 men’,” Levein told Sky Sports.“That’s how I feel today.“How Morelos stays on the park and gets through that without a booking I’ll never know. Some of the decisions today were abysmal.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“Morelos had loads of fouls where he doesn’t even watch the ball. He just jumps into the centre-backs.“There was one where he has smashed Christophe and Bobby said to one of our players: ‘It’s alright, that’s just Morelos – he’s a bit silly sometimes’. Well, maybe I’ll tell our players to be silly because you don’t get booked for it!“Austin [MacPhee] phoned [Scottish Football Association head of referees] John Fleming a while ago after we had three goals against us that were offside because the linesman made mistakes.“John Fleming suggested that we held the line on the 18-yard line to make it easier for his officials. So we did that today and they still got it wrong!“Actually, it’s 13 we are playing against. And the good thing is that Neil Lennon didn’t get any punishment – that’s good to know. It’s really good news that there won’t be any punishment.”last_img read more