SC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Release Of Detainees Who Have Spent More Than Two Years In Assam Foreigners’ Detention Centres

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Release Of Detainees Who Have Spent More Than Two Years In Assam Foreigners’ Detention Centres LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 April 2020 6:36 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Centre and Assam government on a plea seeking release of persons who have spent more than two years in the foreigners detention centers in Assam.The petition filed by Raju Bala Das, a detainee for more than 2 years, cites the risk of COVID-19 infection amidst the overcrowded situations in detention centres.There are six detention centres in Assam,…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 on Tuesday issued notice to Centre and Assam government on a plea seeking release of persons who have spent more than two years in the foreigners detention centers in Assam.The petition filed by Raju Bala Das, a detainee for more than 2 years, cites the risk of COVID-19 infection amidst the overcrowded situations in detention centres.There are six detention centres in Assam, in which 802 persons are under detention, as told by Union Minister Nityanand Rai in Lok Sabha last month. At least 10 detenus have died in detention last year, as per the statement given by the Minister of State for Home Affairs. From 2016 till date, 29 detenus have succumbed to various ailments.On May 10, 2019, the SC had directed the release of of all detainees from detention centres who have spent more than 3 years in detention, subject to execution of bonds. The petition also refers to the Court’s order dated 23.3.2020, wherein certain directions were passed vis-à-vis categories of prisoners who could be released on interim bail, upon determination by authorities, in an attempt to decongest jails. Attention is also drawn to the Court’s observations when it issued notice to all States and Union Territories in this case on March 16: Last week an Assam based Public Charitable Trust ‘Justice and Liberty Initiative’, had filed an application seeking release of all persons detained in detention centres. It was highlighted in that application that detention in foreigners detention centre is not an imprisonment due to a criminal act, but is akin to civil imprisonment, as the failure to prove Indian citizenship only entails civil consequences. Detention is supposed to be a temporary measure before the deportation of the person to the country of origin. However, the state has only deported only 4 declared foreigners since 2013, states the representation, based on an affidavit submitted by Assam Government in Supreme Court last year, the application stated, quoting an affidavit filed by Assam Government in the SC.  “Detention camp is an ideal breeding ground for the virus. Stepped- up cleanings and a temporary halt to visitations at detention camps in the midst of the crisis cannot make up for the fact that ventilation behind bars is often poor, inmates sleep in close quarters and share a small number of bathrooms. It creates the ideal environment for the transmission of contagious disease. Social distancing is clearly not possible in such environment. These camps are like ticking ‘time bombs’ ready to explode any time. In absence of any quarantine facility inside those camps, detenues are at great risk in the event of its outbreak”, the application stated.   Next Storylast_img read more


Westbury Shooting Leaves Man Dead, Woman Critical

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 74-year-old man was shot dead and a 72-year-old woman was critically wounded by two gunshots in Westbury on Saturday night, Nassau County police said.Third Precinct police officers found the victims upon responding to a call reporting a person shot at a Waterbury Lane home at 9:40 p.m., police said.The female victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries and is listed in critical condition. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities were not immediately released.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more


Delight as Lough Eske Castle Spa is named Best in Ulster

first_imgThere are great celebrations at Lough Eske Castle this week after the CARA Organic Beauty Spa was named as Ulster’s Spa of the Year 2019.The award was announced at the Irish Tatler Spa Awards, which was attended by CARA Organic Beauty Spa Manager Haley O’Neill and Spa Therapist Caitriona O’Donnell, who accepted the prize on behalf of the whole talented team. Established in 2009, the Irish Tatler Spa Awards represent the highest national accolade for Ireland’s best spa and wellness destinations.  The Irish Tatler Spa Awards set industry benchmarks in quality, aiming to encourage and celebrate excellence in Irish spa services and treatments.The Lough Eske Castle CARA Organic Beauty SpaDónal Cox, General Manager of Lough Eske Castle said “We are absolutely delighted for Haley, Caitriona and all the team here at CARA Organic Beauty Spa. “To receive an award like this is a great accolade and a result of the team’s hard work and devotion to all of our guests at CARA Organic Beauty Spa. The spa team work tirelessly to provide our guests with the best treatments and service possible, this great care and attention has been a major contribution to our continued success at the Irish Tatler Spa Awards.”The Thermal Suite at Lough Eske Castle   Delight as Lough Eske Castle Spa is named Best in Ulster was last modified: September 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:awardscara organic beautyLough Eske CastleSpalast_img read more


Youth Trans Tasman Award Winners

first_imgTroy Malcolm award – Oscar SanftRoxy Winder award – Kirsty Quince Australian 18’s Boys captain, Oscar Sanft, was given the Troy Malcolm award, while Australian 20’s Girls player, Kirsty Quince, was the recipient of the Roxy Winder award. 18’s GirlsPlayers Player – Emily ReedCoaches Award – Sarah PeattieEncouragement Award – Charlotte Caslick20’s Girls Players Player – Emilee CherryCoaches Award – Kirsty Quince18’s BoysPlayers Player – Brentt Warr and Zach StrasserCoaches Award – Simon Lang20’s BoysPlayers Player – Nick GoodCoaches Award – Dylan Thompsonlast_img read more


Darius Rucker Will Play A Concert At South Carolina’s Horseshoe If Gamecocks Win 6 Games

first_imgDarius Rucker singing while wearing a South Carolina hat.Twitter/@dariusruckerDarius Rucker is a huge South Carolina fan, but he’s not going too crazy with expectations for the Gamecocks in Will Muschamp’s first year. All he wants is a bowl game. Any bowl game.If South Carolina reaches six wins this year, the country star and former leader of Hootie and the Blowfish will play a concert at the famous ‘Horseshoe’ on his alma mater’s campus.Rucker agreed to the arrangement after receiving a tweet suggestion from a ‘Cocks fan. School president Harry Pastides quickly agreed.I think if we get 6 wins this season @dariusrucker should have another concert on the horseshoe— Croc (@WhiteJungleboi) August 10, 2016I’m dying to play the horseshoe. Start a petition tell them I’m in!! https://t.co/mgiW6vV9WF— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) August 10, 2016No need for a petition…consider it done! Darius in concert on the ‘Shoe after we get to 6! https://t.co/FMKYZ56Cpa— Harris Pastides (@HarrisPastides) August 11, 2016This isn’t the first time Rucker has put a performance on the line with South Carolina athletics, although this is a show he definitely wants to have. Last June, the country star serenaded ESPN’s Mike Golic with the Notre Dame fight song, after Golic’s Fighting Irish women’s basketball team beat the Gamecocks in the Final Four.With an SEC schedule, getting to six wins won’t be easy for South Carolina this season. Win at Vanderbilt, vs. ECU, at Kentucky, vs. UMass, vs. Missouri, and vs. Western Carolina. That’s probably the easiest path.[The State]last_img read more


Restructured Aegean Marine Becomes Minerva Bunkering

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under Creative Commons CC0 Marine fuel logistics company Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has emerged from the voluntary Chapter 11 restructuring after its plan of reorganization became effective.As informed, the company will now operate as Minerva Bunkering, a global physical supplier of marine fuels and a fully-owned subsidiary of Mercuria Energy Group Limited (Mercuria), an energy and commodity group.“We are pleased that Aegean has completed its restructuring, and now as part of Mercuria, is a significantly stronger company with greater supply capabilities and access to liquidity,” Tyler Baron, Aegean Board Director, commented.“As the new Minerva Bunkering, the company looks forward to capitalizing on its enhanced platform,” he added.“Today (April 4) marks a new chapter for Minerva, as it gains Aegean Marine’s … team and physical network… Now the new Minerva will be able to provide end-to-end service and physically supply fuels in the locations most important to our customers,” Magid Shenouda, Global Head of Trading at Mercuria, commented.Aegean Marine, which markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to ships in port and at sea, commenced its Chapter 11 process in November 2018, reorganizing in order to improve its liquidity.Under the terms of the restructuring deal, Mercuria received 100% of the common equity of the reorganized company.Several days ago, Mercuria’s Aegean acquisition was approved by the European Commission.The commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns as the companies have a limited presence in the markets where their activities overlap.,Aegean Marine, which markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to ships in port and at sea, commenced its Chapter 11 process in November 2018, reorganizing in order to improve its liquidity.Under the terms of the restructuring deal, Mercuria received 100% of the common equity of the reorganized company.Several days ago, Mercuria’s Aegean acquisition was approved by the European Commission.The commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns as the companies have a limited presence in the markets where their activities overlap.last_img read more


One person airlifted after UTV accident near Chetwynd

first_imgAt this point, Wheeler said that their identities have not been released, and it’s also not clear what caused the two to be ejected from the side-by-side. CHETWYND, B.C. – Search and Rescue crews in Chetwynd had a busy start to the long weekend after a pair of side-by-side riders needed to be rescued east of Chetwynd.Chetwynd Search and Rescue Manager Don Wheeler said that crews were called out to assist the BC Ambulance Service in rescuing a man and woman who had been ejected while riding in a UTV at around 5:50 p.m. on Saturday. Wheeler said that the pair had been riding along a new pipeline right-of-way north of Sundance Lakes Regional Park, around 18 kilometres east of Chetwynd on Highway 97.Wheeler explained that Search and Rescue crews were called to assist in rescuing the two, who were not reachable by paramedics. One person suffered serious injuries and needed to be airlifted via helicopter, while the other was transported via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.last_img read more


Zimmer and Kent speak on political affairs at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce held a special Speaker Series Luncheon on Friday, May 3 at the Northern Grand Hotel.Guest Speakers included local M.P. Bob Zimmer and the Honourable Peter Kent, M.P. for Thornhill, Ontario.With the Federal Election coming up in the fall, Zimmer and Kent discussed current Canadian political affairs and what it could mean for the future of Canadians. Kent is concerned for Canada’s future as the current Liberal Government has not had a balanced budget since being in power and that it will not be balanced until 2040 if they do not apply responsible fiscal management.“We haven’t had a balanced budget since 2015 and we’ve had three successive huge deficits of $20 billion a year, without as much to show for it, and I worry about my kids and grandkids and the fact that we’re told by the Parliamentary Budget Officer the budget won’t be balanced until, at least, 2040 if things keep going as they are.”Zimmer touched on the SNC-Lavilan affair and shared his thoughts on the future of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpot.“We don’t know where they’re really going to go and I don’t think they’re sure either because even Jody’s seat when they got in, they just got in even in the perfect circumstance of having a red surge coming up. So now they’re in a different situation because she’s said she is a dedicated Liberal, she was kicked out of caucus, so she would now have to run as an independent, and the chances of winning as an independent in that riding would be tough. Now it is possible, with her high profile, that it could happen but it’s going to be tough for her.”Along with the SNC-Lavilan affair, Zimmer also talked about protecting the resource sector and the importance of protecting citizens in this digital age.The next Chamber Speaker Series Luncheon will be on May 22, at the Northern Grand Hotel, with guest speakers Andrew Wilkinson and MLA Dan Davies. For more information, and to register, you can visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website.last_img read more


Lanka suspends visas on arrival

first_imgColombo: Sri Lanka on Thursday suspended its plans to grant visas on arrival to citizens of 39 countries after the devastating Easter suicide bombings that killed nearly 360 people. “Although arrangements were in place to issue visas on arrival for citizens of 39 countries, we have now decided to hold it for the time being in consideration of the current security situation,” Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said in a statement. “Investigations have revealed foreign links to the attacks and we don’t want this facility to be abused,” Amaratunga added. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe visas on arrival pilot programme was part of a larger initiative to increase tourist arrivals to the country during the six month off-season period from May to October. The island nation received 7,40,600 foreign tourists in the first three months of 2019. Around 450,000 Indians visited Sri Lanka last year and the island nation was expecting the total Indian tourist arrivals to cross one million mark in 2019. Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, which accounts for around five per cent of the country’s GDP, is likely to suffer due to the Easter blasts. Tourism revenues in Lanka increased to USD 362.7 million in November from USD 284 million in October 2018, according to reports. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsMeanwhile, the Lankan authorities Thursday intensified their raids with the help of the army and arrested 16 more suspects in connection with the country’s worst terror attack that killed 359 people and left over 500 injured. President Maithripala Sirisena has said that 139 people have been identified as suspects in connection with the attacks. Addressing an all-party conference at the Presidential Secretariat here, Sirisena said that a Combine Operation Centre will be established within the defence ministry for the enforcement of the country’s security measures from Friday.last_img read more


Commentary Ohio State coach Luke Fickell needs to give Jaamal Berry the

It’s time for Jaamal Berry to leave the Ohio State football program. Not for a couple days, games, or weeks. He needs to go. Permanently. After being charged for assault, battery and disorderly conduct Wednesday, based on an Oct. 21 incident in Columbus, Berry was suspended from the team. But head coach Luke Fickell needs to set a precedent for the post-Jim Tressel era of football at OSU and kick Berry off the team. This isn’t Berry’s first run-in with the law. He was allegedly involved in another assault as recently as Sept. 28 and was arrested for marijuana possession before even enrolling at OSU. The bottom line is he can’t stay out of trouble. I’m all for second chances. Young adults are going to make mistakes, but at some point somebody needs to draw the line. And the line at OSU should be a little stricter than at other schools because of everything the program has been through. With Tat-gate and all the ensuing insanity it caused for the program, OSU has had enough negative headlines for a lifetime. Berry and any other distractions just add fuel to the already negative image OSU has attached itself to. OSU has always portrayed itself as a program of integrity. Ever since Woody Hayes, OSU football was at least perceived as a program that won and won the right way. The mentality has been a core facet in OSU’s success ever since. It brought in talented recruits and created a product people wanted to cheer for. Tressel carried on the image, but with his tumultuous exit, that image was destroyed. Now the program is in a transition period. It’s up to Fickell to rebuild the image and restore the luster of the program. By kicking Berry off the team, Fickell takes the first step in the rebuilding process. He tells the rest of the college football world that OSU will not stand for bad behavior and actions that embarrass the program and compromise what it represents. But more important than telling everyone else, Fickell would be sending a message to his team. The sturdiest structures are solid at their foundation and the foundation of a football team will always be the football players. If Fickell can send a message to the most fundamental level of the program, the larger and more complicated matters will take care of themselves. I’m sure it’s difficult to look a kid in the eye and tell him he’s no longer wanted. You’re about to change the player’s entire life, but playing football for the Buckeyes is a privilege. It sounds cliché, but there are hundreds of other athletes who would love the opportunity to run out of the scarlet tunnel into Ohio Stadium on a fall Saturday afternoon. If someone compromises their opportunity, not just once, but multiple times, that player obviously doesn’t value it and should be dismissed. Suspending Berry from the team was a good first step and makes sense legally, but Fickell needs to finish the job and show Berry out. read more