RIM unveils Blackberry PlayBook as rival to iPad

first_img RESEARCH in Motion (RIM) unveiled its own tablet computer to rival Apple’s iPad yesterday.The computer, named BlackBerry PlayBook, has a seven-inch screen and dual facing cameras. It is WiFi and Bluetooth enabled but needs to link with a BlackBerry smartphone to access the mobile phone network.Shares of RIM jumped nearly two per cent to $49.29 in after hours trading following the announcement at the company’s annual developers’ conference in San Francisco.RIM expects to ship the device to corporate customers and developers in October. It will become commercially available early in 2011.While yet to set an exact price RIM said the PlayBook will fall in the lower range of prices for consumer tablets already on the market. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp Monday 27 September 2010 8:44 pm Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img whatsapp RIM unveils Blackberry PlayBook as rival to iPad More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Apple blasted for removing ‘wrong’ apps in gambling crackdown

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Apple blasted for removing ‘wrong’ apps in gambling crackdown Polish magazine and gif-sharing service among apps removed Legal & compliance 10th August 2018 | By contenteditorcenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance Tech & innovation Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Various developers have accused Apple of wrongly removing their apps from its ‘App Store’ as part of the tech giant’s clampdown on gambling content.Apple contacted certain developers to inform them their apps would be taken down to “reduce fraudulent activity… and comply with government requests to address illegal online gambling activity”.However, the companies in question have taken to social media to stress that their apps are not related to gambling.The affected apps include Polish app iMagazine, gif-sharing service Gifferent and a platform that allows users to send clips of Xbox games to friends.Apple recently began dropping certain gambling apps from the App Store in response to a request from the Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA).The NGA had contacted Apple to say that unlicensed apps must be removed in Norway in order to comply with national regulation and to support its ongoing effort to tackle problem gambling.However, it appears that the recent removals apply to the App Store worldwide.Simon Stovring, a Copenhagen-based developer behind the Gifferent app, told the BBC: “Apple says these apps contain gambling but they don’t reveal how they have detected this. It seems like an unfortunate but honest mistake.”Wojtek Pietrusiewicz, co-owner of iMagazine, said the app has been “caught in the crossfire”, saying the reason for its removal may be that users can access the wider internet via the app and potentially click through to gambling content.Niall Watchorn, who developed the Xbox clips app, said it was “very frustrating” as the app had “just started gaining traction”.Some of the affected apps have started to come back online, including iMagazine and the Xbox-themed app. Email Addresslast_img read more

Apple will only allow native iOS gambling apps in App Store

first_img Topics: Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Apple has announced that it will only allow native iOS gambling apps to be featured in its App Store, giving operators until September 3 to ensure their products comply. 5th June 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Apple has announced that it will only allow gambling apps native to iOS to be hosted in its App Store, giving operators until September 3 to ensure their products comply.In an updated series of guidelines for App Store reviews, the tech giant stated that HTML5 games distributed within apps “may not provide access to real money gaming, lotteries, or charitable donations, and may not support digital commerce”.This means that only native apps, those developed specifically for Apple’s operating system, will be accepted in the App Store. Operators running sports betting, poker, casino, bingo, lottery or horse racing betting that fail to comply now risk having their products removed. One of the newest and most interesting projects in this niche is the gambling calendar app, which contains bonuses for online casinos that you can receive daily.The majority of gambling apps currently hosted in the App Store are HTML5 sites in a native wrapper, or so-called container apps, both of which are cheaper and faster to develop than a fully-fledged native product, according to digital marketing agency Degree 53. The Betfred-backed agency warned that developing native products could be an expensive and time-consuming process, especially with a deadline of September 3. This falls just days before the start of the National Football League season in the US, and weeks after the start of the European football season. “Three months to build a fully featured native sportsbook app from scratch for a major operator is a massive undertaking and potentially unrealistic,” it said.“It will require sizable and skilled native development teams to ensure all functionalities are fully compliant. However, operators with less complex products may be able to meet the deadline if they start now.”The updated guidelines apply to all existing apps currently available in the App Store, in addition to any new apps that are added between now and the deadline of September 3.However, Degree 53 noted that while Apple was likely to reject new updates to non-compliant apps, these were likely to be allowed to remain in the App Store until the September deadline.Customers will still have access to these products on their own mobile devices, but may not be able to download any new updates. New players will also be unable to download them from the App Store.   Apple will only allow native iOS gambling apps in App Store Tech & innovation Tags: Mobilelast_img read more

E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgE.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileEast African Portland Cement Company Limited manufactures and sells cement for the building and construction sectors in East Africa. The company produces a range of cement products including Portland cement and Portland pozzolanic cement for cementing, mortar and concreate building applications. It also supplies custom-made cement products for the construction trade. East African Portland Cement Company Limited sells its products under the Blue Triangle Cement brand. Other brands in its product portfolio include Falcon Cabro, Olympia Cabro, Tri-Hex Cabro, Cosmic Cabro and Brick (Quad) Cabro. East African Portland Cement Company Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of the company. East African Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Canada: ‘Reach out to flood victims,’ urges Calgary bishop

first_img Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC By Marites N SisonPosted Jun 24, 2013 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest A portion of MacLeod Trail, a major road in downtown Calgary, under water during the worst flooding that Alberta has seen in decades. Photo: Resolute/Wikimedia Commons[Anglican Journal] Anglican Diocese of Calgary Bishop Greg Kerr-Wilson has urged members of his diocese to reach out to individuals and congregations who have been affected by the severe flooding in Southern Alberta.Three people have been killed and at least 100,000 have been displaced by the worst flooding the province has seen in decades, according to the RCMP. “I am certain you already have been praying, but I would encourage you to persevere in that prayer for all who have been affected; remembering particularly those who have died, and for strength for those who are working to manage this crisis, particularly our emergency workers and civic leaders,” said Kerr-Wilson, in a pastoral statement.  The statement was to be read in parishes across his diocese during services last Sunday.Kerr-Wilson noted that the massive flooding has resulted in the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, among them members of Anglican parishes.“As you will likely know from news reports, High River, Canmore, parts of Calgary and surrounding areas have been particularly affected, but others in various centers downriver are also affected and under threat,” he said.In an initial report to clergy and lay leaders in his diocese, Kerr-Wilson noted that the places immediately affected by the flood have been Banff, Canmore, Okotoks and High River, outside of the city of Calgary, and Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Christ Church and St. Edmund’s Bowness, inside the city.“I know that many of our folks have been doing what they can to help; offering shelter for evacuees, providing food where needed, and volunteering time and energy to alleviate the impact of the crisis,” noted Kerr-Wilson.He urged the faithful to continue offering their help, saying that recovery and cleanup efforts would take weeks. “It will be a time of hardship, anxiety and frustration for many. It will be a time when many will need help, encouragement and support,” said Kerr-Wilson. “Together as a diocese we will need to determine what it is that we can be doing to take our part in giving flesh to our Christian call to love your neighbor.”The primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, has also issued a statement assuring Albertans of “the prayers of the church across Canada.” Hiltz urged Anglicas to remember those who have lost loved ones and also thoe who are providing support and counsel to victims.“I think as well of clergy who will be drawing communities together, praying for the waters to recede and for the success of recovery operations and the labors of city officials, public servants and town managers to restore the flooded areas,” said Hiltz. “Please know my heart pours out to one and all. May God give you strength to meet the days ahead and hope to see beyond them.” Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Canada: ‘Reach out to flood victims,’ urges Calgary bishop Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

House for 60 Friends / Martin Hurtado

first_img + 66 Share CopyICA:5638Collaborators:Iván Salas, Andrés Suarez, Ignacio Correa, Sebastián Erazo , Raimundo ArteagaConstruction:Heriberto Covarrubias SinnStructures:Alberto Ramírez CovoPlumbing:José NaranjoSite Area:5004 m2City:Santo DomingoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Community and privacy: together but not mixed.The size of a house is usually set by the extension of the program. In this case: a separate apartment for the homeowners, an average area for the family and an estimated amount of 60 friends, and a third sector for married children with their families.Save this picture!Site PlanThe site is on a hillside overlooking a river canyon near the coast of central Chile. We opt for a linear arrangement of the program in a single corridor, where the circulation is transformed into a gallery-living room that links the more private bedrooms and services with common spaces, terraces and landscape in a continuous gathering place. The need for privacy, characteristic of a vacation home, is calibrated by breaks in the gallery-corridor forming pockets of intimacy. There is no predominant orientation, and we expressly avoid the frontal view. On the circulation path, the gathered people and the landscape are protagonists. A large wall with small perforations protects the privacy of the public street and houses in its folds differentiated accesses for the homeowners and their guests.Save this picture!Courtesy of Martin HurtadoThe materials are determined by a resource economy: exposed concrete, steel and glass crudely finished by local labor.Save this picture!SketchThe house, by its nature and extent, hosts an act of celebration: that of its owners, their family and 60 friends.Save this picture!Courtesy of Martin HurtadoProject gallerySee allShow lessAberto Studio / AR ArquitetosSelected ProjectsAD Round Up: Architecture in SingaporeMisc Share 2008 Chile “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/518619/house-for-60-friends-martin-hurtado Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  House for 60 Friends / Martin HurtadoSave this projectSaveHouse for 60 Friends / Martin HurtadoSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiHouses•Santo Domingo, Chilecenter_img “COPY” Houses Architects: Martin Hurtado Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project House for 60 Friends / Martin Hurtado ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/518619/house-for-60-friends-martin-hurtado Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeMartin Hurtado ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanto DomingoChilePublished on June 23, 2014Cite: “House for 60 Friends / Martin Hurtado” [Casa 60 Amigos / Martin Hurtado] 23 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

President intervenes in case of threats against three journalists

first_img News Reporters Without Borders is worried about death threats against Juan Gossaín of radio RCN, Mauricio Vargas of Cambio magazine and Julio Sánchez Cristo of W de Radio Caracol. President Alvaro Uribe has intervened personally to ensure they are given protection. Organisation September 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President intervenes in case of threats against three journalists October 21, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information to go further ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas RSF_en Receive email alerts Reports News News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about death threats against radio RCN news director Juan Gossaín, Cambio magazine editor Mauricio Vargas and W de Radio Caracol news director Julio Sánchez Cristo, which prompted President Alvaro Uribe to contact each them in turn to say he was giving them special protection.“We are pleased that President Uribe intervened personally but we would like to see the measures taken in these particular cases being applied more systematically to threatened journalists and we remind the president that Colombia continues to be one of Latin America’s most dangerous countries for the press,” the organisation said.The threats were made in an anonymous phone call received by Gossaín on 20 September. Referring to Vargas and Sánchez Cristo as well as Gossaín, the caller said: “If you and the other journalists continue to talk about what is happening in Cartagena, you should expect to suffer the consequences.” He was alluding to reports of municipal election rigging in the northern city of Cartagena.Gossaín reported the threat on the air, announcing that he considered himself warned and accepted the consequences of his actions.President Uribe personally contacted the police chief, Gen. Jorge Daniel Castro, and ordered him to investigate the threats. He also contacted each of the journalists yesterday to assure them of his support and intention to “reinforce the protection of the journalists so that they can continue working.” May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Community Nursing system under severe strain – INMO

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter By admin – April 4, 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDerry police renew appeal for information on Culmore Road fatalityNext articleHarps game re-fixed for Monday, April 11th admin Community Nursing system under severe strain – INMO Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A report on community nursing in Ireland to be launched this morning indicates that the service is under severe strain.The report says the service is struggling to meet the demands from challenges including a changing national demographic and earlier acute care discharges.The moratorium on nurse recruitment has also had a severe impact according to the report, with numbers no higher now than they were over four decades ago.The report’s lead author Dr Amanda Phelan says major reform is vital……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/phelanurses.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Prosecution Vs. Persecution

first_imgColumnsProsecution Vs. Persecution Advocate Nandita Rao31 May 2020 8:35 AMShare This – xThe Constitutional Scheme in India had in its wisdom, allocated Police including Railway Police, to the State Governments under List II of the Seventh Schedule. The Rational of this scheme not only secures the Federal Structure of the Country, but also the democratic character of its polity ensuring that no armed force except the Army, operated under the instructions of a single…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 Constitutional Scheme in India had in its wisdom, allocated Police including Railway Police, to the State Governments under List II of the Seventh Schedule. The Rational of this scheme not only secures the Federal Structure of the Country, but also the democratic character of its polity ensuring that no armed force except the Army, operated under the instructions of a single individual or group of individuals. The Constitution of the Central Bureau of Investigation was challenged on this very ground, that the Parliament has no jurisdiction to legislate on the issue of policing. While this issue has been pending determination in the Supreme Court, the National Investigative Agency Act 2008 was enacted by the Parliament, with the ostensible purpose of fighting terrorism through a specialized agency, however this Act does not provide the National Investigative Agency (NIA), it sets up, any special resources, scientific cadre, special access to information, it only concentrates in the Central Government, the power to appoint Public Prosecutors and judges for the National Investigation Agency Courts. How this would strengthen the war on terror, is hard to fathom. But what is clear is that it usurps both the power of investigation and prosecution from the State Government and vests the same with the Central Government in a manner not conceived by either our Constitution or the Code of Criminal Procedure. The Procedure prescribed for appointment of Public Prosecutors under Section 24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, mandates that the state government will make such appointments in consultation with the District Courts and the High Court. This legislative mandate of the Code of Criminal Procedure, ensuring that Public Prosecutors are not just government nominees but are appointed in consultation with the Judiciary, is because an impartial prosecutor is a corner stone for fair prosecution. Prior to the enactment of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, public prosecutors were attached to the Police department and they were responsible to the District Superintendent of the Police. However in 1958-59, the Law Commission recommended that an independent prosecution machinery be set up as keeping prosecutors outside the police control is the only way to ensure their independence. It was observed that if prosecutors are under police control, it will affect prosecutorial independence. In furtherance to the said report, the new code of criminal procedure came into force in 1973, the prosecution wing has been totally detached from the police department. In S.B.Shahane vs. State of Maharashtra, the Supreme Court cited the 14th report of the Law Commission with approval and held that a police prosecutor cannot be appointed as an Assistant Public Prosecutor and issued directions to constitute a separate cadre of prosecutors. In a catena of judgments the Hon’ble Supreme Court and various High Courts have reiterated, ” A public Prosecutor is not expected to show a thirst to reach the case to conviction of the accused somehow or the other, irrespective of the true facts involved it the case. The expected attitude of the Public Prosecutor while conducting prosecution must be couched in fairness not only to the court and to the investigating agencies but to the accused as well. In the month of February 2020, while hearing a Petition alleging inaction by the Delhi Police, in registration of FIRs on hate speeches alleged to have been made by leaders of the Ruling Party, Hon’ble Justice K.M.Joseph, of the Supreme Court said, “Regarding police inaction, I want to say certain things. If I don’t, I won’t be discharging my duty. I have my loyalty towards this institution, towards this country…” He was urged by the Solicitor General of India not to make any oral remarks, ostensibly as it would demoralize the Police, However the Hon’ble Judge, brushed aside this blatantly fallacious concern by the Solicitor General and remarked that, “The problem is lack of independence and professionalism in police. If this had been done before, this situation would not have arisen,” However since the Delhi High Court was already seized of the issue in a Petition filed by social activist and former IAS officer Harsh Mander, the Supreme Court did not pass any orders. The afternoon of this fateful day, saw a division bench of the Delhi High Court, playing, the alleged hate speeches of leaders of the Ruling Party, in open court, asking the police and prosecution weather they constituted cognizable offences and if so why FIRs had not been registered. This question was responded to by the Solicitor General of India, who was present in the Delhi High Court (without any specific role) not being a prosecutor for the State of Delhi that the time was not right for registration of FIRs. Though the Criminal Procedure Code does not permit any such discretion in the police and mandates immediate registration of FIRs in cognizable offences. The police was directed by the court to return their finding and the matter was adjourned to the next date. On the intervening night, Justice Murlidhar, who had presided over the afore mentioned division bench at the Delhi High Court received the notification of his transfer to Chandigarh High Court. He described his last day at the Delhi High Court as one of the longest days, in his farewell speech before a packed court, where lawyers marked their protest against interference with the independence of the judiciary, with their overwhelming presence. The matter filed by Harsh Mander was adjourned without order. Mr. Harsh Mander, the petitioner, therefore approached the Supreme Court seeking an urgent decision on this issue and the Delhi Police in response, filed a transcript before the Supreme Court alleging that the Petitioner of the said case who was seeking registration of FIRs against leaders of the ruling party had himself indulged in hate speech. How this was relevant to the registration of FIRs by the Delhi Police, against the said leaders, is unclear, but what is more serious is that media reports suggested that the transcript filed by the police was an edited version and words such as nonviolence and peaceful protest had been carefully deleted from the speech by someone before it was filed before the Supreme Court. No other incident can highlight the importance of an independent and vigilant prosecutor to ensure unverified and tampered material is not filed as evidence before the Court. Hot on the heels of this Lt. Governor of Delhi, at his own discretion, appointed certain Central Government Counsels as Special Prosecutors specifically for the North East Delhi Riotscases. Disregarding the mandate of the Supreme Court of India in State (NCT of Delhi) vs. Union of India and Another (2018) 8 SCC 501 which clearly settled this issue holding that Special Prosecutors appointed under Section 24 (8) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, in Delhi, can only be appointed on the aid and advice of the Government of Delhi. After a few months of power tussle the Ministry of home adopted the procedure laid down by the Supreme Court and obtained the consent of the Delhi Government for this appointment. It is significant to mention that the Special Prosecutors appointed under Section 24 (8) of the CRPC is the exception from the general rule that mandates the appointment of a prosecutor must be in consultation with the judiciary and not at the sole discretion of any Government. The propriety and Constitutionality of exercise of power vested under Section 24 (8) in cases where the political opponents of the ruling Party are being prosecuted is yet to be determined in a Court of Law. This episode, when seen in the back drop of the almost overnight transfer of the Bhima Koregaon investigation, where the accused persons are again critics of the Ruling Party at the Center, from Maharashtra Police to the NIA, effectively transferring investigation and prosecution from the State police and Prosecution to investigation by a Central Agency and prosecution by a prosecutor appointed by the Central Government, as soon as the Ruling Party at the center was no longer the ruling Party in the State of Maharashtra, suggests a trend. Such a trend casts an ominous shadow on the promise of a fair trial. And casts a special duty on those charged to act as Special Prosecutors to act free of ideological considerations and political persuasions to ensure that the process of trial is one of prosecution and not persecution.Views Are Personal Only. (Nandita Rao, Advocate practicing at the Delhi High Court and currently Additional Standing Counsel ( Criminal) GNCTD) Next Storylast_img read more

Bombay HC Quashes District Collector’s Requisition Of Flats For COVID Quarantine Facility Over Creation Of Third Party Interests [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Quashes District Collector’s Requisition Of Flats For COVID Quarantine Facility Over Creation Of Third Party Interests [Read Order] Mehal Jain28 July 2020 2:14 AMShare This – xThe Bombay high court has quashed an order of the Thane District Collector for requisitioning 84 flats in two buildings in the city of Ambernath for a Covid-19 quarantine/isolation facility, ordering him to take a fresh decision in two weeks considering that possession letters were issued to flat-buyers. Justices N. M. Jamdar and Abhay Ahuja noted that the Municipal Council, Ambernath…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 has quashed an order of the Thane District Collector for requisitioning 84 flats in two buildings in the city of Ambernath for a Covid-19 quarantine/isolation facility, ordering him to take a fresh decision in two weeks considering that possession letters were issued to flat-buyers. Justices N. M. Jamdar and Abhay Ahuja noted that the Municipal Council, Ambernath had addressed a communication on 13 June, to the Developer corporation of the subject buildings seeking for its response regarding requisitioning the flats in the premises. Sai Ashray Developers on 17 June informed the Municipal Council that the flats have been sold to third parties and possession letters have been issued and it is not possible to give possession of these flats. Thereafter the impugned order was passed by the Collector on 25 June. “The Collector, in the impugned order, referred to the request of the Municipal Council to requisition the premises and proceeded to pass the order. There is no reference in the order as to the creation of third party rights in favour of individual flat owners”, observed the division bench. The bench remarked that it was clear therefore that when the Collector has passed the impugned order, he has not been made aware of the correct factual position, and hence, the impugned order is based on wrong premises. “What would be the consequences of creation of third party rights in the flats upon the requisition of the premises will have to be decided by the Collector when the order of requisition will be passed”, stated the Court. Accordingly, the bench was of the opinion that the impugned orders will have to be quashed and set aside and a fresh decision will have to be taken by the Collector after taking note of the factual position which is brought on record by the petitioners which was not before the Collector. Noting that certain steps have been taken by the respondent Collector pursuant to the impugned order, the bench, not inclined to disturb the same at this stage, ordered status quo, requiring the collector to take a decision as per law. The petitioners before the High Court asserted that they have purchased the flats in these buildings and also have been given possession letters, that their interest in the property stating that they are the land owners whereon the buildings have been situated. They have challenged the action of the respondent Collector on various grounds, primarily on the ground that the Collector has solely proceeded on the communication from the Municipal Council of Ambernath which does not disclose the correct facts.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more