“Spending On Propaganda Through Ad Expenses, Not Paying MCD Salaries – Is This Not Criminal?” Delhi High Court To Delhi Govt

first_imgNews Updates”Spending On Propaganda Through Ad Expenses, Not Paying MCD Salaries – Is This Not Criminal?” Delhi High Court To Delhi Govt Shreya Agarwal5 April 2021 7:22 AMShare This – xA bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court lashed out at the Delhi government today while hearing a case against non-payment of salaries and pensions to employees and pensioners of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi. The bench said to the counsel for the Delhi Government, “We don’t live in ivory towers. There are full page ads everyday in newspapers…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?LoginA bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court lashed out at the Delhi government today while hearing a case against non-payment of salaries and pensions to employees and pensioners of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi. The bench said to the counsel for the Delhi Government, “We don’t live in ivory towers. There are full page ads everyday in newspapers with pictures of politicians. We have seen those and you would’ve as well – spending money in these times on propaganda (while salaries are pending) is this not criminal?”Observing this, the Court dismissed an application by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) asking for time until Apr 30 to clear the dues in question. The counsel for NDMC informed the Court that despite the court’s earlier order of Mar 24 wherein the Delhi government was directed to make remaining payments of all the Municipal Corporations on the revised estimates of the Basic Tax Assignment (BTA) by Apr 5, these payments had not been made to them.As such, while pensions and salaries had been paid by them till Jan 2021 for all employees and till Feb 2021 for Sarai Karamcharis, the corporation still needed time to clear of all dues.Responding to the prayer, the court said, “The right of employees to receive salaries and pensions is a fundamental right. We are not inclined to pass any order which would continue to infringe this right.”It also told the MCDs that if they had employed people, they must find means to pay and that non availability of funds was no excuse to not pay on time. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation informed the Court that it had cleared all dues till March.Responding to the MCDs’ prayer for release of the revised estimates of BTA, on which the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) submitted that out of the revised estimate of Rs. 405.27 cr for the financial year only Rs. 119.88 cr had been released till now, Sr. Adv. Sandeep Sethi appearing for the Delhi Government submitted that the SDMC is the most profitable corporation and gets the largest chunk of revenues and that the Delhi Government “is under severe pressure” financially.He further argued that while many other states get grants from the Central Government, Delhi was not receiving any such grant.Refusing to accept this stance, Justice Sanghi said, “If you have a grievance about not receiving grants from Centre raise it (in a petition) and we will deal with it, but this is not the time to raise these adjustments. You can’t shrug off your liabilities.”The Court went a step further and observed that the political parties would gain more goodwill by ensuring payments to these employees, rather than through the advertisements in the newspapers.Upon the court’s Mar 24 order, the Delhi government, represented by Additional Standing Counsel Satyakam had earlier told the court that they had incurred a huge deficit in revenue generation due to the pandemic and would release the amount in April.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

Man, 43, found dead inside mobile home on Locust Road was shot to death

first_img Previous articleMishawaka man sentenced for child molestationNext articleFirst of eight voting murals to wrap up in Benton Harbor Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest By Jon Zimney – October 8, 2020 0 389 IndianaLocalNews Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A man found dead inside a mobile home in the 61000 block of Locust Road in St. Joseph County was shot to death.Police were called to the trailer just after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, where they found the body of Bradley J. Hodges, 43.Hodges’ died due to a single gunshot wound. His death was ruled a homicide.Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is handling the investigation, but so far, there is no word of any suspect.Hodges was last seen alive around 8 p.m. on Monday night, according to Metro Homicide.Anybody with information is asked to contact CMHU at 574-235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP. Facebook WhatsApp Man, 43, found dead inside mobile home on Locust Road was shot to death Google+ Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Press release: Government launches new Office for Product Safety and Standards

first_img It has been my mission to make the public safe since I joined the fire service nearly 40 years ago. That’s why I’m pleased to see the government respond to our recommendations with concrete steps to ensure the safety of consumers, now and in the future. The new Office for Product Safety and Standards will strengthen the UK’s already tough product safety regime and will allow consumers to continue to buy secure in the knowledge there is an effective system in place if products need to be repaired or replaced. I thank the working group for their efforts to help improve product safety and I look forward to working with them in this new phase. The government will continue to work with stakeholders such as consumer groups, manufacturers and retailers to ensure the office coordinates the UK’s product safety regime as effectively as possible.This will not lessen any of the legal responsibilities that sit with manufacturers, importers and retailers to present safe products to the market, and to take rapid effective action when safety issues arise with their products.Other actions as part of the government’s response to the working group include: working with the British Standards Institution to provide guidance on product recalls and corrective action conducting research to help manufacturers and retailers develop technological solutions to product marking and identification increasing the reach of Primary Authority to further share business, local authority and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) expertise to help protect consumers researching consumer behaviour to identify the best way to drive up the number of consumers registering appliances with manufacturers creating an expert panel to bring together trade associations, consumer and enforcement representatives to advise on product safety issues as they arise The government has today (21 January 2018) announced the creation of a new national oversight body tasked with identifying consumer risks and managing responses to large-scale product recalls and repairs.The new Office for Product Safety and Standards will enable the UK to meet the evolving challenges of product safety by responding to expanding international trade, the growth in online shopping and the increasing rate of product innovation.Today’s announcement comes as part of the government’s response to the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety. Established in October 2016 by former Consumer Minister Margot James, the group of product and fire safety experts was brought together to build on the recommendations made by Lynn Faulds Wood in her independent review into consumer product recalls.In addition to providing support and advice for local authority Trading Standards teams, the office will co-ordinate work across local authorities where action is needed on a national scale and will ensure the UK continues to carry out appropriate border checks on imported products once the UK leaves the European Union.Business Minister Andrew Griffiths said:center_img Neil Gibbins, Chair of the working group, said: Notes for editors The office will be based in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and will start work immediately. It will work closely with the BEIS Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor John Loughhead, to ensure it has access to cutting-edge scientific and technical expertise. The Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety was set up by former Consumer Minister Margot James to provide recommendations to improve the recalls process and the safety of consumer products. The group published its report in July 2017. The Office for Product Safety and Standards will cover general (non-food) consumer product safety. It will not cover vehicles, medicines and medical devices, or workplace equipment, which are already covered by other agencies. This remit is in line with the current responsibilities of BEIS on product safety. The remit of the office does not cover construction products, which are currently subject to a separate review being led by Dame Judith Hackitt. The government will carefully consider the recommendations of that review when it concludes. The Office for Product Safety and Standards will have a budget of around £12 million per year when fully operational. There are no changes to the roles and responsibilities of local authorities or other market surveillance authorities. The office will provide a number of specialist services centrally to support consistent national enforcement, including aspects of product testing and technical expertise. Primary Authority enables businesses to form a legal partnership with one local authority, which then provides assured and tailored advice on complying with environmental health, trading standards or fire safety regulations that other local regulators must respect.last_img read more

Electric Beethoven Releases New Single “Moonlight Sonata” [Listen]

first_imgElectric Beethoven has unveiled a new single, “Moonlight Sonata”, via Eddie Roberts’ new record label and multi-media platform, Color Red. The release marks the fourth for Electric Beethoven via Color Red, as Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, Clay Welch, and Josh Raymer put their funky spin on Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Quasi una fantasia”. The band previously released “The Ninth”, “For Elise”, and “The Fifth”.Electric Beethoven’s new tune “Moonlight Sonata” was produced by Mathis at Color Red Studios in Denver and mixed by Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation).Reed Mathis notes that,‘Moonlight Sonata’ is one of the most iconic chord progressions in history. It was the direct inspiration behind classics ranging from The Beatles’ ‘Because’ to Radiohead’s ‘Exit Music For a Film’ and countless other haunting melodies in modern times. The fourth track on the Color Red series will be followed up by additional releases and will culminate in a full-length album to be released later in 2019.Listen to Electric Beethoven’s new tune “Moonlight Sonata” below:Electric Beethoven – “Moonlight Sonata”[Audio: Color Red]As Mathis noted, Electric Beethoven will continue to gradually rollout singles, which will culminate in a full-length album to be released later in 2019.last_img read more

Dorset Bourne to be riled

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‘United Nation’s weapons seized on Kenyan coast not illegal’

first_imgIllegal cargo seized by the Kenya security last week at Mombasa Port on a cargo ship has been claimed by the United Nations. The UN has stated that the weapons found were legal and being transported to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the peace mission in the country. The UN has rejected knowledge of the drugs found on board.Kenyan authorities and ship with Norwegian origins have said the weapons were not declared. The Kenyan police is still running drug tests on a substance found around some of the UN armored vehicles being transported by the ship.United Nations has expressed displeasure over Kenyan Police breaking procedure by inspecting cargo without a UN representative present.The ship has been held at the port for eight days now. 20 crew members aboard the MV Hoegh transporter are currently being detained in Mombasa.Previous post of initial news http://cctv-africa.com/2015/09/23/kenya-nabs-an-illegal-shipment/last_img read more

Women’s lacrosse is flourishing

first_imgA year ago, just being there was special enough. Making it to the next step in the journey, the NCAA tournament, was enough. Winning a first-round playoff game and making it to a second-round matchup against powerhouse Duke was icing on the cake. The expectation wasn’t to come away with a win, but merely some program experience.One offseason later, those expectations changed.On Saturday, the USC women’s lacrosse team earned a rematch with those Duke Blue Devils. In a program-defining 11–5 upset win, the Women of Troy earned the program’s most significant victory in its short four-year history. It’s a remarkably good sign for what is potentially to come from this upstart program, as well as validation for the outgoing athletic department head who placed so much faith in it.In its fourth official season as an NCAA Division I program, the USC women’s lacrosse team has joined the ranks of the top national programs. In its inaugural 2013 season, the team experienced some understandable growing pains and didn’t quite burst onto the national scene right out of the gate. A year later, while still growing, the Women of Troy have established themselves as a legitimate player in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference.Last year, the Trojans nearly had its moment in the early season spotlight. Hosting national power Northwestern in the Coliseum, the Women of Troy mounted a serious upset bid against the Wildcats. Unfortunately, the upset was thwarted, and the Wildcats eventually came back to win in overtime. The Women of Troy fought hard all season to get into the national rankings, and they eventually authenticated a season of progress by making the NCAA tournament. A first round playoff win served as extra validation and earned the second round matchup with Duke. But the Blue Devils were too much for the Trojans at the time and eventually made it to the national semifinals after beating USC.The Trojans did have the benefit of a home field in the rematch. Instead of flying across the country, the Women of Troy merely had to take a bus down to Orange County to meet the Blue Devils, who had to take the long cross-country flight this time. Nonetheless, a stifling defensive performance against the fifth-ranked Blue Devils proves that this Women of Troy team can truly beat anyone in the country.When looking at the USC coaching staff, it’s no shock that the program has ascended to the top. As head coach, Lindsey Munday leads the Women of Troy, and is also the team captain of the women’s national team. With great facilities and a top-ranked school academically, USC has brought in some of the top recruits in the nation who may want to escape the ice cold weather typical at usual East Coast lacrosse powerhouses. The sky is the limit for this program — it helps being able to see that clear blue sky about 280 days a year — and the Trojans could legitimately win the national title sometime in the next five years.Lacrosse is still a relatively obscure sport on campus despite the recent success. Like all non-revenue teams, it won’t dominate the headlines, even if it goes on a national championship run.Nonetheless, it is a sign of how strong the overall athletic program at USC has become under athletic director Pat Haden. It won’t be as important as head football coach Clay Helton winning a national championship in his USC tenure, but Haden’s involvement in the success of the women’s lacrosse team shows that he knocked the ball out of the park with at least one program hire.Though their success may not bring out thousands of fans like the football team’s spring game will, the Women of Troy’s success is certainly something to follow. The season is just getting started, but the team has already set a new standard for success going forward.Luke Holthouse is junior majoring in policy, planning and development and broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Holthouse Party,” runs on Wednesdays.last_img read more