Decongestion Of Prisoners: Over 4 Thousand Prisoners Released On Bail, High Powered Committee Considering Other Relief Measures For Inmates: State Govt Tells Madras HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDecongestion Of Prisoners: Over 4 Thousand Prisoners Released On Bail, High Powered Committee Considering Other Relief Measures For Inmates: State Govt Tells Madras HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 April 2020 1:06 AMShare This – xThe Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday apprised the court of the steps taken by it to decongest prisons as well as to ensure the safety of those who are lodged in jails, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It submitted that around 4182 prisoners who were involved in various offences were released by the Principal District Judges on Bail, by involving the Undertrial Review Committee and Tamil…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 Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday apprised the court of the steps taken by it to decongest prisons as well as to ensure the safety of those who are lodged in jails, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It submitted that around 4182 prisoners who were involved in various offences were released by the Principal District Judges on Bail, by involving the Undertrial Review Committee and Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority. Further, a High Powered Committee comprising of (i) Executive Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority, (ii) Additional Chief Secretary, and (iii) Director General of Police/IG of Prisons, under the Chairmanship of Dr. Justice Vineet Kothari, Judge of the Madras High Court had been constituted which made the following recommendations to ensure welfare of all prisoners: “To consider relaxing the procedure prescribed in Tamil Nadu Suspension of sentence Rules, 1982 in respect of sanction of ordinary leave for more than a month, including other requirements while sanctioning leave for 30 days for the convict prisoners.Leave of prisoners who are already out of prison on ordinary, emergency and leave granted by the Court may be extended upto 30.04.2020.Prison Department should ensure that the safety of prisoners who are released on leave/bail to reach their destination safely in view of the 144 prohibition orders due to COVID-19.To shift the under trial prisoners from Central PrisonII, Puzhal to Central Prison-I, depending on the need for decongestion.The 3 Principal District Judges of Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram are requested to visit the Central Prison-II, Puzhal to assess the possibilities for grant of bail to the above prisoners to further decongest in the Central Prison-II, Puzhal.As a measure of precaution food may also be provided to the inmates inside the dormitories.Prisoners of foreign nationals who have a travel history to the affected countries should be admitted into the prisons only after through screening adhering to the COVID-19 parameters.” The information was supplied to the bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and R. Hemalatha in a petition seeking a direction to the state government to formulate a High Powered Committee to determine which class of prisoners can be released on parole or on interim bail, amid the pandemic. Notably, on March 23, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde had directed all states and Union Territories to set up ‘High Level Committees’ to determine the class of prisoners who could be released on parole for four to six weeks. It had also observed that the prisoners convicted of or charged with offences having jail term of up to seven years can be given parole to decongest jails. The Petitioner-resident V. Krishnamurthy had approached the High Court, seeking enforcement of the same. After hearing the parties, the bench of Dr. Justice Vineet Kothari and Justice R. Suresh Kumar had last week directed the state government, through Additional Advocate General, to file a brief report in the matter. Accordingly, the government submitted that it has duly the acted upon the directions of the top court. It was informed that in suit with the state, the Union Territory of Puducherry had also released 85 persons on interim bail. Further, a Committee comprising of (i) Executive Chairman of Union Territory of Puducherry Legal Services Authority (UTPLSA), (ii) Principal Secretary, and (iii) Inspector General of Prison was constantly sitting over the matter to address relevant aspects. Expressing satisfaction on the measures taken by the state, the matter was disposed of. Case Details: Case Title: V. Krishnamurthy v. State of Tamil Nadu & Ors. Case No.: WP No. 7482/2020 Quorum: Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice R. Hemalatha Appearance: Advocate R. Vivekananthan (for Petitioner); Additional Advocate General PH Aravind Pandian, assisted by Special Government Pleader AN Thambidurai and Government Advocate CV Saichandran (for State); Public Prosecutor Bharatha Chakkravarthy (for UT of Puducherry) 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

Odds & Ends: Downton Creators Eyeing Stage Adaptation & More

first_img View Comments We are officially hitched. @colindonnell— Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) June 20, 2015 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Downton Abbey Creators Eyeing Stage AdaptationDownton Abbey may be heading to the stage! According to Billboard, School of Rock’s Julian Fellowes, who created the hit series, and the show’s composer John Lunn, are in negotiation for a touring event that would feature Downton’s cast and music. As long as they bring Broadway alum cousin Matthew back and have the Tony-winning Dowager Countess of Grantham on board, we could absolutely dig this! The final season of the drama will air on PBS in January, 2016.Premiere Date Set for NPH’s Best Time EverMissing Neil Patrick Harris? We now have a date for the Tony winner’s return to the small screen. His previously reported new NBC series, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, will premiere on September 15. Based on popular U.K. show, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Best Time Ever will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars.Sutton Foster to Emcee the Jimmy AwardsTwo-time Tony winner Sutton Foster is set to remind herself of her younger self (sorry, couldn’t resist) and host this year’s National High School Musical Theatre Awards. 52 high school students from across America will compete in the talent showcase for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. The event is scheduled to take place on June 29 at the Minskoff Theatre.Jamie Raven Tapped for London’s The IllusionistsJamie Raven, who was recently seen on Britain’s Got Talent, is joining the cast of the previously reported The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible in London’s West End. The production will play the Shaftesbury Theatre November 14 through January 3, 2016, with opening night set for November 16.Colin Donnell & Patti Murin Get HitchedColin Donnell and Patti Murin tied the knot over the weekend in front of other Broadway faves including Laura Benanti and Andrew Rannells. The lovebirds, who starred together in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Love’s Labour’s Lost in 2013, got engaged last year. Congratulations to the happy couple!last_img read more

Amb. Carlton Karpeh Laid to Rest

first_imgGOL’s wreath is deposited as President Sirleaf and Foreign Ministry Kamara look on.Scores of Liberians led by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf converged in their numbers at the Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church on Broad Street on Sunday to bid a final farewell to veteran diplomat, Ambassador Carlton Alexwyn Karpeh, who distinguished himself as one of the longest serving Liberian diplomats, having served in Cameroon for close to two decades.Top government officials, friends, family members and some members of the diplomatic corps—all coming from far and near—to give the eloquent and distinguished diplomat, as many knew him to be, a befitting send off.Ambassador Karpeh, as a result of longevity on assignment in Cameroon, which spanned from 1987 to 2003, subsequently became the Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps in that country. He died during the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 28, at his Duport Road residence in Paynesville in his 86th year.In the funeral discourse, Rev. Canon A-Too Williams described Ambassador Karpeh as a man of impeccable character who loved God and his country. The prelate noted that Ambassador Karpeh lived a life to bring glory to his nation. “He represented our country in a very unique way, and that’s why he spent 18 consecutive years in Cameroon under various administrations back home.”He said Liberia has not just lost a distinguished diplomat, but also a reservoir of knowledge and expertise that could have been used to impact the present generation. “Father Carlton lived a life of God. He was always committed to his church,” he said, preaching on the theme: “A Service that Warrants God’s Will Done.”The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marjon Kamara, in her tribute on behalf of the Liberian government, described the late Karpeh as an astute, intelligent and eloquent diplomat who can never be replaced. She said his death is the loss of a branch on the Liberian national tree that will be difficult to replace.“The late Ambassador Karpeh was one of Liberia’s distinguished career diplomats who endeared himself to his colleagues everywhere he was,” the Minister said. She also described him as a patriot and a nationalist who wanted the best for his country.She briefly explained how as a young cadet, Karpeh ran into President William Tubman while he was assigned at the Executive Mansion, and the President endeavored to inquire who this young energetic young man was and who his parents were.“After he told the President who he and his parents were and which school he attended, the President asked him where he wanted to go after high school. He replied that he wanted to go to the USA, but the President asked why the USA and not somewhere else? Tubman told him to go to England, and that’s how everything started,” the Minister explained. The late Ambassador served in many capacities before he headed for Yaoundé.He was Senior Ambassador-at-Large, former Assistant Minister and Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism. He was officially retired on December 2, 2010 by President Sirleaf.Many considered the late Karpeh as a brilliant man who had great command of the English language and an ardent sports lover who in the 1970s and 80s became very active in Liberian sports—became president of one of the country’s outstanding soccer institutions, the Bameh Football Club.The Cameroonian Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Amb. Beng’yela Augustine Gang, spoke fondly of his deceased colleague and the long relationship they had. The Cameroonian diplomat described Karpeh as a great friend, bridge builder and an awesome diplomat.“This is a man who was very instrumental in strengthening the relationship that currently exists between our two countries. I hold him in such a high esteem for his accomplishments while serving in my country, especially as Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps there. He had been a great friend, senior brother and a pillar of hope throughout my service here.”Ambassador Karpeh was born on September 13, 1932 in Monrovia. His parents, Robert Francis Tuan Karpeh Sr. and Josephine Teetee Stuard, predeceased him.Karpeh received his primary and secondary education from the St. Patrick’s Elementary and the College of West Africa. With just one academic year at the University of Liberia, he matriculated to the University College in London where he earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree.Karpeh’s public service started in the early 1960s with the National Iron Ore Company from 1962 to 1968, and later the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as Deputy Chief of Protocol.Ambassador Karpeh’s remains were interred at the Kaizer Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, Virginia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Express FC eye second victory on the trot away to Kyetume

first_imgExpress are coming off a victory in their last game. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier LeagueKyetume FC vs Express FCMandela National Stadium, NambooleTuesday, 08-10-2019 @4:30pmNAMBOOLE – Express FC will be hoping to register back to back victories when they take on Kyetume FC at the Mandela National Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.After losing two in a row, the Red Eagles produced a scintillating performance upfront as they defeated Police FC 5-3 in a thriller on Friday.It was their second victory of the season having beaten Mbarara City 3-2 on match-day four.Back to back victories in the league has been something of a rarity for the Red Eagles having last achieved it towards the back end of last season when they beat Busoga United and then Bright Stars. They did it only twice last season and it would be a welcome factor if it happened on Tuesday.Speaking ahead of the game, Express FC head coach Goerge Ssemwogerere noted that his team is ready to take all three points despite Kyetume FC being an experienced side.“We are ready just like any other game, said Ssemwogerere.“They have many senior players with a lot of experience from various clubs and they are comfortable on the ball and can play but what we have to do is to press them and they do mistakes.“We have no problem with that. It was a different game and we are not scared.”Express will be without Lawrance Kigonya and Denis Sserukwaya who are both suspended due to yellow card accumulation. Hamdan Nsubuga may return having missed the Police game with a slight knock. Cyrus Kibande is also in contention after overcoming a minor injury. The others who are still out are Mathaius Muwanga, Emmanuel Adea and Muhammad Yiga.The hosts on the hand are also buoyant after picking their second win of the season since beating Villa in the opener. The Slaughters humbled Tooro United 2-0 in Fort Portal.Kyetume stunned Tooro United 2-0 this past Saturday.Former Express players, now in Kyetume FC, like Julius Ntambi and Vicent Kayizzi may be key for the Slaughters.Match FactsThis will be the first meeting between the two sides as Kyetume FC was elevated to the top tier last season.Kyetume goes into the game having won two of their first five games in the top-flight (D1 L2).At home, the Slaughters have won one and lost as many as their first two games.For Express, they have won only two of their past 8 league games (D2 L4).Away from home, the Red Eagles have won just one of their past 7 games (D1 L5).The other games to be played on Tuesday-Proline FC vs Busoga United @4pm-Bright Stars vs Tooro United FC @4:30pm-BUL FC vs KCCA FC @4:30pm-Onduparaka FC vs URA FC @4:30pmComments Tags: Express FCGeorge SsemwogerereKyetume FCtoplast_img read more

New chapter for SA’s colleges, Setas

first_imgHe said that, although the Setas continued to face challenges, the government was committed to keeping them. “That is what really requires a big improvement,” said Nzimande, adding that the National Board of FET colleges and the department would carry out an urgent national audit on the various institutions’ governance and administration. Setas were mandated to spend R16-billion and training, with the National Skills Fund making available a further R5-billion. In a bid to close South Africa’s skills gap, the country’s colleges and sector education and training authorities – both now under the Department of Education – are to work closely together to increase college enrolment and place college students in workplace programmes. Debate has raged for some time over whether the country’s 23 Setas were responding adequately to SA’s skills challenge, and Nzimande pointed out that he didn’t believe that there was any need to scrap any of the Setas at present. Continued government support Nzimande said a skills development summit was being planned for first half of 2010 that would look at questions such as whether the number of Setas should be scaled down or not. He said that while it was business as usual at the Setas, the greatest weakness in South Africa’s skills development system was the lack of alignment between the country’s Further Education and Training FET colleges and Setas. “The shape of our post-secondary system is not appropriately balanced between universities and colleges, and while access to universities must be increased, enrolment in colleges must double in the next five years,” he said. 5 November 2009 “I don’t buy this idea that just because there are problems with these Setas that we don’t need them,” he said.center_img Nzimande said challenging work lay ahead to make FET colleges institutions of choice for more young people and adults. The audit would also look at whether there were colleges that needed assistance on quality assurance. Commenting on the government’s R2.4-billion training layoff scheme, Nzimande said the department would monitor Setas that were carrying out training under the scheme, to ensure that “each and every rand and cent is well spent”. Speaking in Cape Town this week, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said his department had taken over control of the country’s Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas) from the Department of Labour. The department was also looking at better aligning the needs and provisions of training and skills development and would be looking at developing better research so that data on such things as skills shortage could be readily available, he said. Institutions of choice “Our commitment is on really strengthening the Setas and that they are accountable and able to spend this money in a systematic way,” he said. “We think they are the best vehicles we have at the moment.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Wheat scab update for late May

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Wheat is now flowering in parts of central Ohio and will continue to flower in more northern counties later this week and into next week. According to the FHB forecasting system (, the risk for scab was low in central and northern Ohio for fields flowering earlier this week.Although it rained fairly consistently in mid May, conditions were relatively cool last week, which likely reduced the risk of the scab fungus infecting the wheat spikes. Scab develops best under moderate to warm temperatures and humid conditions. Continue to keep your eyes on the weather and the forecasting system over the next week or so as there is rain in the forecast and warmer temperatures.Fields flowering at the end of this week or early next week (May 25-30) may still be at risk for scab. Prosaro and Caramba are the two fungicides recommended for head scab control. Stay away from the strobilurins when the risk for scab is high as they have been linked to higher grain contamination with vomitoxin. Click on the links below to see updated factsheet # PLPATH-CER-06 for more on head scab of wheat and barley and factsheet # PLPATH-CER-03 for guidelines on how to use and interpret the scab forecasting system.last_img read more

No practice matches in lead-up worries Brasa

first_imgJose Brasa is a worried man – not just due to the question mark over his fate after the Asian Games – but about what is in store for his team in Guangzhou.Given India’s good track record at the Asian Games, a big blow came in 2006 at Doha when the team failed to win a medal. Now, Brasa again knows if the team does not win a medal, qualification for the 2012 London Olympics could again be in jeopardy.As the Indian tri-colour was hosted at the Athletes Village on a sunny Thursday, Brasa was dressed nattily in a black suit. He tried to keep a straight face while talking to the media but couldn’t hide his feelings.”After the Commonwealth Games, my team has not got a single practice match. We go straight into the tournament here after a lot of drills and practice,” Brasa told MAIL TODAY on Thursday.What really happened as regards arranging practice matches is still not clear, though a day earlier, deputy coach Harendra Singh had said it was because Malaysia were arriving in Guangzhou late. Some people say that Hockey India could have arranged for some matches at home, since India have still not forgotten the drubbing at the hands of Australia in the CWG final last month. “The first two matches should be easy for us. The tough challenges will be Japan and Pakistan,”said Brasa.As the Spanish coach gave bytes to TV channels, his lines changed a bit. “India cannot win anything less than gold. We have to do well here,” he said.advertisementAs the players mingled with others in the Village and Harendra spoke to the media, Brasa looked worried. “My boys have trained here and will wait for the outcome,” he added.last_img read more

Sister says RCMP considering letting family to talk Jonas Budd into surrendering

first_imgAPTN National News STURGEON LANDING, Sask.– The sister of a man wanted as a suspect in a kidnapping and a murder who is currently surrounded in a Sturgeon Landing, Sask., home by RCMP officers says she could soon be allowed to try to talk him into surrendering.Joyce Budd said she was contacted by an RCMP officer earlier this evening who said she would be allowed to speak to her brother Jonas Budd, if police fail to convince him to surrender by 6 p.m. local time.“If my brother doesn’t turn himself in at 6 p.m., the police are going to allow me to talk to my brother,” Joyce Budd, posted on her Facebook page. “I’m hoping they’re going to take us to Sturgeon and I can physically see my brother.”APTN National News has been communicating with the sister over Facebook and she alerted APTN to her post shortly before she published it.After the deadline passed, Budd said the RCMP then took a non-committal position on the initial offer.A spokesperson for Saskatchewan RCMP said there was nothing “new to report” about the situation.Joyce Budd said her brother Jonas Budd is in a house that once belonged to their father and he was surrounded by a “SWAT” team.Budd has been on the run from Saskatchewan RCMP since the early morning hours Wednesday. Budd fled a Lac La Ronge, Sask., home after allegedly kidnapping Kayla Notamagan,17, from a home where Dustin Bird, 17, was found dead.Budd released the girl in Manitoba, just across the provincial boundary, and then fled several kilometres back into Saskatchewan on foot and through the bush to Sturgeon Landing.The RCMP tracked Budd to his current [email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more