HP trumps Dell in latest $1.8bn bid for rival 3PAR

first_imgThursday 26 August 2010 8:48 pm HP trumps Dell in latest $1.8bn bid for rival 3PAR THE FIGHT for data storage firm 3PAR accelerated last night as Hewlett Packard upped its bid to $27 a share, valuing the business as $1.8bn (£1.2bn), just hours after 3PAR accepted a $24.30 offer from Dell. US shares in 3PAR shares rose to $27.90 in extended-hours trading after HP’s announcement, suggesting investors are hoping for a lucrative counter-offer from Dell. Dell signed an agreement with 3PAR last week, but the deal contained a clause obliging the firm to match any rival bids. HP’s cash offer outbids Dell by 11 per cent, and represents a 180 per cent premium on the data storage firm’s share price on 13 August, before Dell’s initial approach. 3PAR’s board said yesterday when accepting Dell’s bid that it continued to unanimously recommend the company as the best-placed suitor. KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.cominvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sportsbet.io to accept All Football’s SOC coin

first_img Email Address 21st June 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bitcoin-led sportsbook Sportsbet.io has entered into a partnership with mobile application All Football Tags: Online Gambling Financecenter_img Sportsbet.io to accept All Football’s SOC coin Topics: Finance Sports betting Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Bitcoin-led sportsbook Sportsbet.io has entered into a partnership with mobile application All Football. Under the agreement, Sportsbet.io will now accept bets in the All Football ‘SOC coin’ dedicated cryptocurrency. Customers can use SOC coins that they won or bought in the All Football app to wager on Sportsbet.io. The All Football app provides news and statistics from the world of football to more than five millions users around the globe. “All Football has built the most dedicated football community in the world, and SOC coin has been embraced by these users, with millions of dollars in SOC trading on crypto exchanges every day,” All Football chief operating officer James Shawn said. “By partnering with Sportsbet.io, our users can now use SOC coins to wager on the World Cup and hundreds of other sporting events every day.” Tim Heath, chief executive of The Coingaming Group, which runs Sportsbet.io, added: “We make every move with the customer in mind and at the centre of our universe. “Accepting SOC coin means that All Football users around the world can now easily enjoy fun, fast and fair betting with Sportsbet.io.”Related article: Sportsbet.io claims cryptocurrency cash-out firstlast_img read more

Six Nations player watch: Jake Ball, Scarlets and Wales

first_imgAs previously mentioned, Scarlets hooker Elias was rather inexperienced. He is clearly talented, but you cannot expect to play mistake-free rugby at senior level just nine days after his 20th birthday.As such, the Wayne Pivac‘s men had a few problems after earning a succession of lineouts close to the Tigers line. First, this one was overthrown:Then, Geoff Parling got up to nick this one:On both of these attempts, a throw to the middle of the lineout is called. The intended targets are Ball and George Earle. However, on their third attempt – and with Tigers second-row Graham Kitchener in the sin bin – a different approach is called for. Elias hits the front and Scarlets find success:Ball’s role here is best seen from a reverse angle. Initially, he switches from jumper to lifter:As the drive comes on and Tigers splinter, he then works around to hit the maul from the back foot and add irresistible impetus:38:00 – Subtle spoilingGauzere showed very little tolerance all night for tacklers failing to roll away from the contact area. Here, Ball is very clever. Aiding with the challenge on  Seremaia Bai, he then goes to contest before twisting out of the ruck after losing balance.However, while it looks as though Ball is appeasing the referee, he comes towards Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs, therefore slowing down Tigers’ attack considerably. He is not penalised, meaning it is an intelligent intervention:54:45 – On the chargeInto the second half now, and Leicester’s superior ballast up front has started to show. Even so, Ball’s energy levels remain high. This break was great to watch, coming about from some expert disruption form John Barclay and a lovely Elias offload:Powering away from both Youngs brothers and Burns is strikingly athletic, but Ball then aims a majestic offload to find Scott Williams through a sea of scrambling defenders while turtled on his back to keep the attack alive – a superb piece of skill:59:50 – Trundling onBall’s influence did not wane. On the hour mark, he linked up with Rhys Priestland for this carry to get in behind the hosts:A roll on the ground means Tom Youngs cannot slow the phase-play down and Harry Robinson goes over in the right-hand corner from the very next phase.74:52 – Forceful ’til the lastA heavy surface made for tired legs in the dying embers of this clash. Even so, Ball refused to relent. Watch how Leicester replacement Matt Smith, a hugely underrated club stalwart and a spiky carrier, looks to pick a gap in the Scarlets line: Every now and then, amid the high-and-tight haircuts, base-layers and white boots, you come across a player who would look right at home on a 13th century battlefield. Very occasionally, they pop up in the backline – think Tana Umaga in recent times.More often though, it is forwards that take on this primeval aura. Remember how gnarled John Hayes poured raw emotion into every Ireland anthem? Who could forget a simmering Sebastien Chabal staring down the haka in 2007, hair billowing behind him?Jake Ball, the mightily-bearded Scarlets lock, is undoubtedly a member of this cult hero club. Resembling an enraged Viking warlord wrapped in a cloak of steam, he marauded around a muddy Welford Road magnificently on Friday evening. Though his injury-ravaged region were overpowered and succumbed to a 40-23 loss, the lock was superb.Pest: Ball and Tom Croft contest possessionIt will be two days short of a year since Ball’s Test debut when England head to the Millennium Stadium for a firecracker to open the Six Nations on 6 February. The 23-year-old has developed brilliantly in that time. He should be alongside Alun Wyn Jones at the white-hot epicentre of the Cardiff cauldron.A seam-up bowler good enough for the Western Australia youth set-up, Ball could easily have been lost to rugby entirely. Warren Gatland should feel lucky he headed back to Wales in 2012. Here is a run-down of his display against Leicester Tigers.1:04 – Search and destroyDecision-making at the breakdown is a huge part of any forward’s job description, especially at the top level of the modern game where scavengers are so proficient at pilfering and slowing down ruck ball.Julian Salvi is one of the best exponents of the ‘jackal’ – clamping onto a tackled player – on the planet. The Australian street-fighter has been integral to so many Tigers wins. The Scarlets would have identified as much. Track Ball on this early attack:Salvi only twitches in anticipation of a steal and is smashed to the ground. It is dubious whether the cleared-out player is attached to the ruck, but referee Pascal Gauzere is on the spot and sees no infringement worth whistling.In any case, watch how far Ball has come to make the play, shown by the screenshot circling both Ball (red) and Salvi (green):The robust clear-out technique, which puts his rival on the floor and therefore out of the game, is also worth another look:1:34 – Brawn against BurnsA six foot six, 19-stone frame and sound technique mean Ball is an intimidating figure on the gain-line. This tackle – one of 11 he made during the game – drives Freddie Burns backwards:3:00 – Set-piece speedThe best strategy for the Scarlets against the cohesive, heavy Leicester pack was to maintain a high tempo. Here, with decent field position, a swift off-the-top move directed by jumper Ball sends Scott Williams into midfield. It was a move that eventually resulted in three points for the visitors:5:30 – Restart uncertaintyThe only slight blemish on a fine performance for Ball were a couple of problems in the face of Tom Croft‘s kick-chase. As this instance shows, he was perhaps hindered by some lackadaisical lifting from youngsters Rob Evans and Ryan Elias:However, on closer inspection it is possible to see that Ball tried to use an old-fashioned basket technique of catching, rather than going with his hands above his head:That small error in judgment allows Croft to steal ahead. Certainly, it is an area that England’s analysts will have clocked.25:10 – Composure on the counterIt will probably not be that surprising given Ball’s Antipodean upbringing, but he is also an exceptional handler. Receiving the ball in space here, he draws in two Tigers defenders before setting away wing Hadleigh Parkes and charging off in support to hit the ensuing ruck and force a penalty:A glance at the moment Ball catches Aled Davies‘ pass is telling. The lock holds it in two hands, interesting both Jordan Crane in front of him and Adam Thompstone further wide, before distributing flawlessly:26:00-33.20 – Problem solving TAGS: HighlightScarlets The most revered beard in northern hemisphere rugby was in business at Welford Road on Friday evening. Just before the Six Nations, Jake Ball was outstanding for the Scarlets against Leicester. We analyse his all-action effort. Quickly, Ball makes up ground to his left and envelops his opponent, forcing a turnover.Whatever the result, it is nice for an individual to end any match on a positive. Ball saturated his shift with contributions from start to finish. Despite defeat, Gatland will surely have inked his name into his Six Nations plans. 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Present Aid Unplugged

first_img Howard Lake | 19 November 2009 | News  37 total views,  1 views today Present Aid Unplugged About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: christmas Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Top UK solo percussionists, Dame Evelyn Glennie and Shovell from the band M People, have recorded a Present Aid Unplugged – a Christmas track with a difference.https://www.presentaid.org/page/presentaidunpluggedlast_img read more

Where the United States imprisons journalists

first_imgReports IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today on the US government to free two journalists it said were being unjustly held at a US prison in Iraq, and at the US military base in Guantanamo, Cuba. It said in a report that they and other journalists arrested in Iraq by the US, mainly on suspicion of collaborating with insurgents, had not been tried or even charged with anything after months of incarceration.Abdel Amir Yunes Hussein, of CBS TV network’s program, CBS News, has been held at the Camp Bucca prison in Iraq since April last year, while Sami Al-Hajj, a cameraman for the pan-Arab satellite TV station Al-Jazeera, has been a prisoner in Guantanamo since 2002, after being arrested in Afghanistan in 2001. “These journalists have been denied justice and not allowed to see family or lawyers,” the worldwide press freedom organization said. “This is unacceptable. We call on the US authorities to break their silence” (about their detention) and “reveal the evidence they claim to have of their involvement in illegal activities.”The organization said it was making five requests to the US Department of Defense under the Freedom of Information Act, each concerning a journalist still in jail or recently freed, and asking officials to provide all material on their cases.It also appealed to members of the US Congress to continue their efforts to promote human rights in Iraq especially press freedom-and is writing to several senators and members of the House of Representatives, asking them to reiterate their stand against imprisonment of journalists in the US.Reporters Without Borders, which has written to Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, called on Iraqi authorities to use their influence with American authorities to help imprisoned journalists. to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en February 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Where the United States imprisons journalists Follow the news on Iraq Related documents Download the report (low resolution – 235 ko)PDF – 235.56 KBDownload the report (high resolution – 659 ko)PDF – 659.04 KBDownload the report in Arabic (774 ko)PDF – 774.12 KB center_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Reporters Without Borders denounces the “unacceptable” imprisonment of two journalists by the United States in Iraq and Guantanamo, and urges US authorities to break their silence about their detention by revealing the evidence they claim to have against the two men. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Help by sharing this information Organisation February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Newslast_img read more

Journalist arrested for implicating president’s family in scandal

first_img News Organisation Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says Follow the news on Guinea News April 9, 2021 Find out more RSF recalled that three journalists were arrested in Guinea in 2001. Two ofthem were sentenced to several months’ imprisonment for criticising seniorstate officials. Help by sharing this information GuineaAfrica Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months GuineaAfrica Newscenter_img According to information collected by RSF, on 29 January 2002, AlcoumbaDiallo, founder and publication director of the weekly “L’Aurore”, wasarrested by security forces and taken to the Kaloum Police’s third mobilestation. He was interrogated about his sources by Commander Soumah,President Conté’s aide-de-camp. This followed the publication of an articlein the newspaper’s 11 to 15 January issue which reported that some of theNational Navy’s ships are owned by the president’s family. RSF_en In a letter to President Lansana Conté, RSF protested thearrest of the weekly “L’Aurore”‘s publication director. “Legal proceduresare casually held up to ridicule in this affair,” stated Robert Ménard, theorganisation’s secretary-general. “Journalists accused of violating thepress law are granted twenty days before being heard, according to Guineanlaw. The law also grants them the option of declining to reveal theirsources,” he recalled. RSF called for the journalist’s immediate release. May 19, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News April 15, 2021 Find out more to go further Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists January 31, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist arrested for implicating president’s family in scandallast_img read more

Derelict house burned down in Newtowncunningham

first_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – April 15, 2011 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Derelict house burned down in Newtowncunningham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A derelict house was burned down last night at around 2am in the village of Newtowncunningham.The dwelling was unoccupied and no one was hurt.Fire Brigade services from both Derry and Letterkenny attended the scene and quickly put out the blaze.Newly co-opted Fianna Fail Councillor, Paul Canning, says it was lucky the burnt down building was empty, but he says many young people are using derelict buildings as drinking dens…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/pcan1pm.mp3[/podcast] News Twitter Twittercenter_img Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleCross-border business forum claas for more cross-border co-operationNext articleTwo Donaldson suspects released without charge News Highland last_img read more

[BREAKING] Centre Decides To Evacuate Indians Stranded Abroad In Phased Manner From May 7

first_imgTop Stories[BREAKING] Centre Decides To Evacuate Indians Stranded Abroad In Phased Manner From May 7 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 May 2020 6:15 AMShare This – xThe Government of India stated on Monday that it will be facilitating the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad on compelling grounds in a phased manner, the travel for which would be arranged by aircraft and naval ships.The travel would begin in a phased manner from May 7. The Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) has been prepared in this regard, said a press release issued by the…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 Government of India stated on Monday that it will be facilitating the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad on compelling grounds in a phased manner, the travel for which would be arranged by aircraft and naval ships.The travel would begin in a phased manner from May 7. The Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) has been prepared in this regard, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Indian Embassies and High Commissions are preparing a list of distressed Indian citizens. This facility would be made available on payment-basis. Non-scheduled commercial flights would be arranged for air travel.  Medical screening of passengers would be done before taking the flight. Only asymptomatic passengers would be allowed to travel. During the journey, all these passengers would have to follow the protocols, such as the Health Protocols, issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Civil Aviation. On reaching the destination, everyone would have to register on the Arogya Setu app. Everyone would be medically screened. After scrutiny, they would be quarantined for 14 days, either in a hospital or in an institutional quarantine on payment-basis, by the concerned State government. COVID test would be done after 14 days and further action would be taken according to health protocols. The Ministries of External Affairs and Civil Aviation would soon share detailed information about it through their websites. State Governments are being advised to make arrangements, including for testing, quarantine and onward movement of the returning Indians in their respective States.Several petitions are pending in the Supreme Court and various High Courts seeking directions for repatriation of Indians from abroad. (Source : PIB)BREAKING : Government of India decides to facilitate return of Indian Nationals stranded abroad.Process to begin from May 7 in a phased manner.Only persons asymptomatic of #COVID19 will be allowed to travel.On returning, they have to register on “Arogya Setu’#Lockdown pic.twitter.com/BnMeVWaWHi— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 4, 2020Next Storylast_img read more

Allahabad HC Grants Interim Bail To The Government Counsel Accused Of Sexually Harassing A Young Lawyer [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Grants Interim Bail To The Government Counsel Accused Of Sexually Harassing A Young Lawyer [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay4 Sep 2020 12:19 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday (03rd August) granted interim bail to a government counsel in connection to a rape case lodged against him by a young lawyer.The interim bail was granted in connection with FIR No.0326 of 2020, under Sections 328, 354A, 376 IPC, P.S. Vibhuti Khand, and District Lucknow.While hearing the government counsel’s plea, who was apprehending his arrest in…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 Allahabad High Court on Thursday (03rd August) granted interim bail to a government counsel in connection to a rape case lodged against him by a young lawyer.The interim bail was granted in connection with FIR No.0326 of 2020, under Sections 328, 354A, 376 IPC, P.S. Vibhuti Khand, and District Lucknow.While hearing the government counsel’s plea, who was apprehending his arrest in connection with the aforesaid matter, the Single Bench of Justice Chandra Dhari Singh at Lucknow said,”The applicant is a reputed Advocate and has been practicing in this Court for the last 29 years without having any criminal antecedent(s). The applicant was Additional Chief Standing Counsel for the State Government and for number of Departments and Corporations. The entire evidence against the applicant is based on documents. Having regard to the status which the applicant has, there is no likelihood of his fleeing away from justice. “The background of the CaseIt may be noted that Additional Chief Standing Counsel in the Lucknow bench of the High Court, Shailendra Singh Chauhan, has been accused of sexual harassment by a young practicing lawyer from Delhi. She has alleged that Chauhan raped her in his chamber.Accordingly, an FIR [bearing No.0326 of 2020] has been lodged at the Vibhuti Khand Police Station in Gomti Nagar area, under Sections 328 (Causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit an offence), 354A (Sexual harassment) and 376 (Rape) of IPC.Allahabad HC granted interim relief from arrest (31st July)Earlier, Chauhan had approached the High Court [Writ Petition No.12149 (MB) of 2020] stating that the allegations levelled against him were false and therefore, the FIR registered against him ought to be quashed.While hearing the government counsel’s plea for quashing of FIR, the Division Bench of Justices AR Masoodi and Rajeev Singh at Lucknow said,”Looking to the contents of the F.I.R., prima facie, we are satisfied that a case for intervention is made out to the extent that the petitioner(accused) may not be arrested…”Though the court refused to quash the proceedings instantly, it had granted interim relief from arrest to Chauhan on Friday (31st July 2020).Meanwhile, without expressing much on the merits of the case, the Court had granted time to the Complainant’s lawyer to file a reply in the matter.Stay on Allahabad HC order granting interim relief from arrest by the Top Court (5th August)Soon thereafter, the Supreme Court on Wednesday (05th August) stayed an order of the Allahabad High Court to the extent it restrained the UP Police from arresting Chauhan in connection to this case.Significantly, the impugned order inasmuch as it made a direction upon the competent court to enable the investigating agency to recover relevant material connected with the case was not interfered with.The stay order was passed by a Division bench comprised of Justice RF Nariman and Justice Navin Sinha while hearing an SLP against the HC order.SC issued notices in a petition seeking transfer of investigation and trial in the case against Chauhan (21st August)Further, the Supreme Court on Friday (21st August) issued notices in a writ petition seeking transfer of investigation and trial in the criminal case filed against Chauhan.The petition was moved by one of the victim’s friends, apprehending that investigation in the rape case may be hindered due to the “clout” of the accused enjoyed back in the state.The Bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee had issued notices to the UP Government and SP, Lucknow.The Petitioner had submitted that the FIR lodged by the victim in the Vibhuti Khand Police Station had shockingly been circulated all over media, disclosing the victim’s identity and personal details to the public. This had made it impossible for her or her family to “step out of their house”.Allahabad HC grants Interim Bail to Chauhan (03rd September)Petitioner’s Arguments – It was submitted by the Counsel for the petitioner that no material of any sort was found at the place of alleged incident to substantiate the allegation of giving intoxicated juice. The Senior Counsel also submitted that the instant case has been filed only to blackmail the applicant and to extract money and grab the chamber of the applicant situated at Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The instant case is nothing but gross misuse of the process of law.The applicant had first approached before Court of Sessions by way of filing anticipatory bail application under Section 438 Cr.P.C. and the Court of Additional Sessions Judge/F.T.C.-02, Lucknow rejected the bail application vide order dated 19.08.2020 rendered in Bail Application No.3553 of 2020.The Counsel further submitted that the police of P.S. Vibhuti Khand was searching and trying to arrest the applicant, therefore, the applicant has apprehension that he could be arrested by the police in connection with FIR No.326 of 2020.AGA Arguments – The Learned AGA has prayed for some time to file a supplementary affidavit along with the laboratory report.Complainant’s Arguments – The counsel appearing for the complainant vehemently opposed the submissions made by learned counsel for the applicant and submitted that the applicant is an influential person and he may influence the investigation.He also submitted that the complainant had filed a writ petition under Article 32 of Constitution of India before the Hon’ble Supreme Court with a prayer that the investigation may be transferred to CBI from local police of P.S. Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.At last, learned counsel for the complainant sought two weeks’ time to file objection/counter affidavit of the anticipatory bail application along with all documents on which he is relying during the course of arguments.Court’s Observation – The court was of the view that the provision of anticipatory bail could be invoked by a person who has a “reasonable apprehension” that he may be arrested for committing a non-bailable offence.In this context, the court opined,”The main purpose of incorporating Section 438 in Cr.P.C. was that the liberty of an individual should not be unnecessarily jeopardised. Right to life and personal liberty are one of the important fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution and therefore, no person should be confined or detained in any manner unless he has been held guilty.”While referring to the Judgment in the case of Nagendra v. King Emperor – AIR 1924 Cal 476, the High Court said that the object of the bail is to secure the attendance of the accused at the trial.In the case of Nagendra (supra), it was held that the object of the bail is to secure the attendance of the accused at the time of the trial and that the proper test to be applied for the solution of the the question, whether bail should be granted or not, is whether it is probable that the party will appear to take his trial.Further, the court explained that the expression “reasonable belief” fosters a belief of genuine belief the apprehension of the arrest of an allegation which prima facie is insubstantial and made with a sinister motive, the object being to malign a person where his arrest by prosecuting agency is immediate than remote.However, the court further said, when a non-bailable offence has been committed by an accused, such “reason to believe” or apprehension of arrest can never be equated with the genuine belief of apprehension of arrest proceeding from prima facie substantial material entitling him to pre-arrest bail.The court remarked,”The section can never be used by any individual to cultivate his rights when he is prima facie liable for an accusation and does not commensurate with his innocence. Reasonable belief is not colourable belief.”Therefore, as the court noted, the apprehension that the accused may be arrested on an accusation of a non-bailable offence has alone to be given due consideration and weight.The case in hand, the court observed, admittedly, the applicant has been arraigned as an accused alleging commission of non-bailable offence.Further, the court observed,”It is clearly well settled that, keeping an accused person in custody pending trial or investigation of a case is not a measure of punishment, but it is only to see that his presence during the trial is secured easily and to prevent the likelihood of tampering of evidence or threatening or inducement of witnesses in any manner, the detention of such accused person in custody would not be warranted.”In light of the above discussion, the court was of the considered opinion that the applicant may be released on interim bail.Accordingly, it was directed that in the event of his arrest, the applicant namely Shailendra Singh Chauhan be released on interim bail in connection with FIR No.0326 of 2020, under Sections 328, 354A, 376 IPC, P.S. Vibhuti Khand, District Lucknow on his executing a personal bond to the tune of Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand) with two sureties in the like amount to the satisfaction of the Arresting Officer.In view of the above facts and circumstances, two weeks’ time was allowed to enable learned AGA to file supplementary affidavit and learned counsel for the complainant to file objection/counter affidavit.The matter has been listed for further hearing on 05.10.2020.Case Details:Case Title: Shailendra Singh Chauhan v. State Of U.P. & Another.Case No.: BAIL No. – 5862 of 2020Quorum: Justice Chandra Dhari SinghAppearance: Advocates Sushil Kumar Singh and Lalit Kishore Pandey (for the Applicant); G.A Adity Vikram (for the Opposite Party)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

COVID19- “Formulate Effective Guidelines To Arrest Spread of Pandemic On A War Footing”: Gujarat HCAA Seeks Impleadment In Suo Moto PIL

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID19- “Formulate Effective Guidelines To Arrest Spread of Pandemic On A War Footing”: Gujarat HCAA Seeks Impleadment In Suo Moto PIL Nupur Thapliyal14 April 2021 10:13 PMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court Advocates Association has moved an intervention application in the High Court seeking issuance of proper and effective guidelines issued to the Government of Gujarat so that the effects of the pandemic can be assuaged on the citizens by ensuring a rational government action. The plea states that it is of utmost importance to ensure that proper guidelines are framed so…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 Gujarat High Court Advocates Association has moved an intervention application in the High Court seeking issuance of proper and effective guidelines issued to the Government of Gujarat so that the effects of the pandemic can be assuaged on the citizens by ensuring a rational government action. The plea states that it is of utmost importance to ensure that proper guidelines are framed so that public resources are also available to all sections of society. The plea moved by Advocate Rasesh H. Parekh reads thus:”The Applicant states that the need to intenvene and assist this Hon’ble Court is to further public interest inasmuch as thousands of people are suffering due to the pandemic in inequitable distribution of public resources. It is now beyond pale of doubt that existing resources and infrastructure available both publicly and privately, are unable to cope up with spread of Covid-19 and therefore, it is utmost necessary that proper guidelines are framed so that public resources are also available to all sections of society. It is also becoming clear that “more-of-the same” approach of curbing and managing the spread are not going to work this time around.”Highlighting the “lack of vision and reasoning” in government action for handling the outbreak, the plea relies on a news item published by Times of India dated 12th April 2021 stating that professor Indirani Banerjee unfortunately lost her life as she was denied admission merely because she came in a private vehicle and not the EMRI ambulance.”The rule cannot be inflexible to the extent that patient is denied medical treatment and she loses life. Such inflexible rules of Government of Gujarat demonstrate lack of vision and rational and it is this vital aspect which needs attention of this Hon’ble Court.” Plea states.Addressing the issue of misinformation by media by means of mass communication, the plea states that it should be ensured that true, correct and accurate information is proactively put out regularly and by bulletins issued at the highest level. Highlighting this, the plea states:”The Applicant states that for ‘spreading information’ on urgent basis, Government of Gujarat shall develop a Portal that gives accurate information on real time basis about hospitals and stock of medicine and resources including stock of oxygen for treating the Covid-19 patients available with them for every district. This data should be updated on real-time basis. At this stage, kind attention of this Hon’ble Court is drawn to https://ahna.org.in/, a portal that gives information about availability of beds in each Hospital treating Covid-19 patients as at 9.30 a.m. This information serves no purpose as the data is not accurate as it is at least 24 hours old and at any rate, it shows the information/data at 9.30 a.m. on each date”It has also been submitted that the State Government should use Video-call facility in public hospitals so that more number of patients can be catered or attended by Doctors serving at Public Hospitals.Adding that there are various instances where doctors were seen charging exorbitant prices for treatment, the plea adds thus:”The Applicant states that although Doctors& stake holders in hospitals are also citizens of India and have a fundamental right to carry on their profession & business as guaranteed under Article 19(1)(g) of Constitution of India, but given the enormity of the prevailing situation, at least for 15 days or one month, the fees charged by Doctors& hospitals may be prescribed with outer limit.” The plea reads.Furthermore, it has also been stated that a protocol should be made wherein Rapid or Antigen test should be conducted and patient should be advised to go for RT-PCR test only if the case suggests so.The plea also suggests that public premises like schools, halls etc must be used as isolation wards with basic amenities so that patients with no basic infrastructure for them can isolate themselves at such places.”The State Government must constitute a a body consisting of eminent people with knowledge of virology and public health. With due deference to Executives of State Administration, they are not experienced to deal with pandemic which is otherwise rare phenomena. There is a feeling amongst public at large that presently, Covid-19 related decisions are taken by Politicians and Executive Officers who have no past experience either in handling pandemic situation or situations akin to it relating to public health. It is suggested that the State Government should pay heed to advice/opinion of experts who are adapt in dealing with communicable deceases, rather than paying heed to the views of those who are involved in Executive branch of the government.” The plea reads.The applicant seeks the following prayers:- Allow this Civil Application by permiting the Applicant herein to be impleaded as party respondent in the proceedings of Writ Pettion (PIL) No. 53/2021 in the interest of justice.- Your Lordships may issue suitable directions as suggested above so as to formulate effective guidelines to arrest spread of pandemic on a war-footing.- Any other and further order that may be pleased to issue in the interest of justice.Next Storylast_img read more

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