An ex-member of panel constituted under the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952 (COI) can’t invoke provisions of the law against a person for making defamatory statements, after the commission’s term is over, the Punjab and Haryana high court has held.The HC bench of justice Amit Rawal dismissed a complaint by justice Ranjit Singh (retd) of Punjab and Haryana HC against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal and senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia. The retired judge had accused the duo of bringing disrepute to the panel through their statements. It was the first of its kind case, at least in this region, where a complaint under the CoI Act was filed by a former judge.“Had the legislature intended to grant such protection (to the ex-member), i.e., liberty to avail the remedy as provided under Section 10-A (under which a member can file complaint under the CoI Act), there would have been a specific provision,” the … [Read more...] about Justice Ranjit plaint against Sukhbir, Majithia : Ex-commission member can’t invoke COI Act provisions: HC
Ex cop sues over illegal bugging
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller today issued a statement on the issue this afternoon. “I’m gravely concerned about the message that pill testing sends to young people about the consumption of illegal substances,” he said. “Pill testing provides a false confidence to an individual that the drug they want to take is safe. There is no such thing. All illegal substances carry the risk of harming, or ultimately killing, the user.” Pill testing involves the use of drug screening technology to provide information to a potential user about what substances are in the drug. Advocates for pill testing want to see it rolled out at music festivals around the country in a bid to prevent overdose deaths but critics say it’s a green light for drug use. The commissioner’s comments come days after the release of a coronial inquest into the deaths of Joshua Tam, Nathan Tran, Alex Ross-King, Diana Nguyen, Joseph Pham and Callum Brosnan — all of whom were … [Read more...] about NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller rejects pill testing at festivals
New Delhi: The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Wednesday announced that it will withdraw its strike and resume work from Thursday but demanded action against cops involved in the scuffle in Tis Hazari court on November 2 while promising action against lawyers found guilty in the clashes. "We held a meeting yesterday in which we have issued notices to advocates. We are going to take action against the guilty lawyers. However, the manner in which thousands of cops gathered outside the Police Headquarters was illegal and unconstitutional," BCI Chairperson Manan Kumar Mishra told reporters here. The Council has also demanded the arrest, within seven days, of the Delhi police personnel involved in the scuffle, he said. "Unless the higher police officials and personnel, who were involved in incidents of November 2, 2019 at Tis Hazari Court complex in the act of shooting are arrested and the policemen involved in yesterday's unruly acts are suspended and proceeded against, the Bar … [Read more...] about Bar Council To Withdraw Strike And Resume Work From Thursday
Minutes later, the legendary 71-year-old antivirus software inventor and former fugitive was firing bullets into the walls and ceiling of their bedroom. “(McAfee) thought he heard movement in the crawl space under our bedroom and in the attic,” Janice McAfee, 34, would later recall in a statement to the FBI. “He then fired his gun into both areas.” The commotion woke US Army turned security guard Alex Handrick, who lived below the couple in a basement apartment. Mr Handrick, 28, grabbed his assault rifle and legged it upstairs to find McAfee — stark naked but for an ammunition belt slung around his hips — pumping bullets into the living room ceiling. “There’s an intruder,” McAfee told Handrick, according to Newsweek. The incident, which remains under federal investigation, is the latest bizarre twist in the septuagenarian’s scandalous life since selling the company that made him a household name for a reported US$100 million … [Read more...] about Has notoriously paranoid, software inventor and former fugitive John McAfee finally lost his mind?
Next Nishi Tiwari The Mumbai Film Festival returned for its 15th edition with a brand new ticketing system (patrons were required to book seats for the shows they wanted to watch) at Liberty theatre and Metro Big Cinemas theatre (South Mumbai) and Cinemax theatre (Versova, a western Mumbai suburb), with exciting new films, workshops, panel discussions and the much talked-about participation of acclaimed French filmmakers Leos Carax and Costa Gavras.Holy Motors was a huge draw at the festival's 2012 edition and was screened again this year, Gavras, 80, director of the acclaimed political thriller Z -- on which Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai was based -- was felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award on the festival's inaugural day.The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)Italian filmmaker Paulo Sorrentino's new film has been hailed by critics as a great 'update on Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita,' a 1960 social satire that won the Palme d'Or at the 1960 … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Films of Mumbai Film Festival