AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 4th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter SIS appoints Calderon to lead Spanish and LatAm sales Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has appointed Angel Calderon as digital sales manager. Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has appointed Angel Calderon as digital sales manager.Calderon, who served in a range of roles in 11 years at Codere, including most recently as director of operations for Europe, will focus mostly on the Spanish and Latin American markets in the role.Calderon had also worked at digital security company Spamina and telecom company Jazztel.“I am thrilled to have joined such a professional and passionate team at SIS and I am thoroughly looking forward to helping to drive our 24/7 betting channels offer to operators in both mature and emerging markets, increasing their betting revenues,” Calderon said.Sandra McWilliams, sales director at SIS, said Calderon’s experience with horse racing and of Spanish-speaking regions were major reasons why he was selected for the role.“Angel is a welcome addition to our growing Sales team,” McWilliams said. “His experience in both American and European horse racing, coupled with significant omnichannel knowledge of the betting & gaming sector within Spanish-speaking markets, will be invaluable in helping SIS to further broaden its international footprint.” Email Address Regions: Europe LATAM Southern Europe Spain People Topics: People Sports betting
Beyond independence, Sudan’s Christians still face persecution By Lucy ChumbleyPosted Mar 22, 2012 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Actor George Clooney is arrested for civil disobedience after protesting at the Sudan Embassy in Washington March 16, 2012. Clooney was protesting the escalating humanitarian crisis in Sudan. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque[Episcopal News Service] Actor George Clooney’s March 16 arrest, along with nine other activists, outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., sparked headlines around the world, drawing international attention to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the troubled border region between Sudan and South Sudan.Protesters who had gathered to take part in the National Day of Action for Sudan rally cheered Clooney as police fastened flexicuffs around his wrists and drove him off for processing.Later that afternoon, after posting and forfeiting a $100 bond, Clooney was free to go home. But for Episcopal Church of Sudan Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail, who also spoke at the rally, there will be no such homecoming.Actor George Clooney speaks while sitting with Sudanese Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York March 13, 2012. Clooney described a recent trip with the Enough Project to document ongoing violence in South Sudan. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonElnail, leader of the Diocese of Kadugli in South Kordofan, Sudan, has been in exile since last June, when Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s Sudan Armed Forces attacked Kadugli, looting churches, routing priests and burning All Saints Cathedral, the diocesan offices and guesthouse and Elnail’s own house to the ground.Granted asylum in the U.S. in January, Elnail is now based in Denver, Colorado, where the Colorado Episcopal Foundation is helping him minister to and advocate for his people from afar. Other priests from the Diocese of Kadugli have taken refuge in Egypt, Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan.In April, Elnail plans to travel to Yida, a camp across the border in South Sudan where many from his diocese have taken refuge. There, he said in an interview following the rally, he hopes to help clergy set in place new strategies for helping people in times of war, “encouraging them, raising their morale and encouraging them to stick to the Bible.”He’s also raising funds to build a shelter of local grass where refugee children can conduct their studies out of the blazing sun. For those remaining in Sudan’s border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, the most pressing problem, after the bombing, is the food shortage Elnail predicted last summer.In the immediate aftermath of the June 5-6 attacks on Kadugli, Elnail warned of a famine this year, as the SAF bombardment had displaced people at the start of the planting season.“There is hunger coming now and already people are hungry,” he said.“Once you don’t plant anything, there’s nothing you’re going to harvest,” said Jimmy Mulla, president and co-founder of Voices for Sudan, a U.S.-based coalition of Sudanese-led organizations dedicated to resolving the humanitarian crisis in Sudan, during a March 17 interview at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Mulla, who also spoke at the March 16 rally, described the famine in the border areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile as part of a process of ethnic cleansing. “You displace [people], they flee, they have nothing planted, and now you stop aid getting to them.”Sorghum, one of the region’s subsistence crops, was “70 percent what it was last year,” Sudan expert Andrew S. Natsios told a group of Sudanese nationals and advocates who’d gathered March 17 at St. Paul’s to hear him speak.Natsios, author of “Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know” (2012, Oxford University Press), served from 2001-2005 as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and as a special envoy to Sudan during the Bush administration.“There’s unrest on the streets, because people aren’t eating well,” he said, noting that hunger, driven by rising food prices, also was a significant factor in the uprisings of last year’s Arab Spring.When South Sudan became an independent country last July 9, there was widespread optimism about the future, and al-Bashir himself attended the celebrations.Richard Parkins, executive director of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church in Sudan, a board member of Voices for Sudan and a parishioner at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., said in a March 16 interview that many of the troubles boil down to “provocative rhetoric and pernicious regimes.”The fledgling state of South Sudan is facing problems with governance, infrastructure and the delivery of services, Mulla said. The government has so far been disappointing: “People were expecting more.” Inter-ethnic fighting also has flared up, particularly in the state of Jonglei.A member of the Sudanese congregation at St. Paul’s, Alexandria traveled to Jonglei last summer and described the “utter lack of a police force,” said the Rev. Ross Kane, assistant rector, during a March 18 telephone interview. (St. Paul’s has had a relationship with the Diocese of Renk on South Sudan’s northern border since Episcopal Church of Sudan Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul did his field work there as a seminarian at the Virginia Theological Seminary.)“Folks had to have an armed escort to move from village to village,” said Kane, “and a de-armed village had been raided…”In the north, al-Bashir is presiding over the weakest government since Sudan’s independence in 1956, Natsios said. The government is facing a massive budget deficit caused in part by the loss of oil revenue to South Sudan, leading to widespread layoffs in government agencies. Corruption is rife, and there was a virtual mutiny in the Sudan Armed Forces recently, when 700 officers signed a petition to say they would not attack the south again, Natsios said: “I think Bashir is in very deep trouble.”Caught betwixt and between are the border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, administered by north Sudan but sympathetic to the south during the civil war. These states have so far been denied the option of deciding their own governance, as set out in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005.Last June, just ahead of South Sudan’s independence, the Sudan Armed Forces began bombing the border regions. The Sudanese government is now refusing to allow aid into these areas.In danger of losing control of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, al-Bashir has “decided since he can’t win militarily, he’s going to starve everyone to death,” Natsios said.Many of Sudan’s Christians have fled to South Sudan, where they are living as refugees. Sudan’s government also has mandated that the more than 500,000 South Sudanese currently living in the north return to the south by April 8, Easter Day for most of the Christian world.While religious persecution is a factor, that has not always been the case, Episcopal Bishop of Khartoum Ezekiel Kondo stressed when he visited the U.S. last October, explaining that many Christian and Muslim families are intermarried or have lived as neighbors in the past without problems.“A lot of the South Sudanese say the problem is the Arabs, and we say the problem isn’t the Arabs, it’s the regime,” said the Rev. Tom Prichard, an Episcopal/Anglican priest and executive director of Sudan Sunrise, an organization that works for reconciliation in Sudan, at the March 16 rally. “That’s what this regime wants to couch it as – the Arabs have to stand together against these infidels.”AFRECS continues to serve as a hub and source of information for Episcopal churches across the country that are engaged with Sudan or would like to be, Kane said.“It keeps those involved stateside connected with one another and it is our leader in advocacy,” he said.AFRECS wrote on Feb. 29 to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging her to “muster the international community to commit to a cross-border initiative that would bring needed relief to those who are now isolated from any assistance and who will die without it.”Signatures are now being gathered for a letter from the Episcopal Church’s bishops to President Barack Obama warning of genocide in Sudan, by bombing or imposed starvation, and calling for the U.S. to work with other nations to create a corridor of access through which aid might flow to the people in the blockaded border regions.The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations is asking Episcopalians to urge their representatives in government to co-sponsor House Resolution 4169, the Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act of 2012, introduced on March 7 by Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, who was arrested alongside Clooney on March 16.The bill would require the United States to address the humanitarian crisis in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, Abyei, Darfur and elsewhere, and to create a comprehensive strategic plan that would focus on addressing these issues in an integrated, holistic way.“That legislation is an important, proactive step toward enabling the U.S. to utilize a variety of diplomatic opportunities to press the government of Sudan to end these atrocities,” said Sarah Dreier, legislative representative for international policy for both the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, during a March 20 telephone interview. “We participated in the National Day of Advocacy by urging our members to support the bill.”Dreier said the Episcopal Church also takes a holistic approach to the situation in Sudan, working in various ways with the church in both the north and the south and with secular projects.“We have very deeply rooted and complex partnership relationships with the Episcopal Church of Sudan which we draw on for advocacy and also our companion relationships,” Dreier said. “It’s hard to quantify all of the ways in which the Episcopal Church works with the church in Sudan – it’s really multi-faceted.”— Lucy Chumbley is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. 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CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing•Marseille , France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932276/le-monticole-housing-land-plus-bag-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Design Team:Perrine BernardClients:EriliaEngineering:Ingénierie 84 + AdretCity:MarseilleCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Philippe ContiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEACorporate ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in UniEléctricaWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. Le Monticole is the name of a mixed project consisting in building on the same site: 36 social housing units, a media library, medical office spaces, a restaurant and a car park.Save this picture!© Philippe ContiSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Philippe ContiWe deliberately chose to build with a local, durable and noble material: solid stone. Because this project is essential for Plan d’Aou and the northern districts of Marseille in terms of program, it had to be exemplary in terms of architecture and quality. We chose the Beaulieu stone, which is a stone from Provence, extracted and cut in a local quarry by the company PROROCH and laid by the company CPMG.Save this picture!© Philippe ContiSave this picture!© Philippe ContiThus, we encourage a small economic sector to perpetuate their local skills and know-how. We made the choice of sustainability because we know that a well thought building means encouraging its good maintenance and its appropriation by the various users and therefore in the end becomes an object that will be respected and will age well. Finally, not spending unnecessary money to bury cars in an underground parking space gave us the freedom to use this material and give the project all the chances to succeed economically, culturally and to be an example of sustainability.Save this picture!© Philippe ContiThis choice is also one of simplicity: simplicity of facade design, simplicity of installation, simplicity of maintenance. But the choice of such a material, beyond the recognized qualities, notably good thermal inertia, confers a nobility to the places which has its importance in a district with a declared urban ambition and in full renovation. Starting from the current regulations, solid stone has shown, from building site to building site, its adaptation to contemporary techniques.Save this picture!© Philippe ContiArchitectural devices in stone are passive solutions allowing the use of renewable resources in a direct way. Devices allowing to valorize its resources were developed during the pre-industrial era by vernacular societies. Thus, in terms of grey energy and carbon balance, the results are very positive and compensate for the energy used for extraction, transport and installation, especially when the quarry is so close to the site!Save this picture!© Philippe ContiProject gallerySee allShow less”It is a Divine Feeling When You Can Leave the First Mark on the Ground”: In Convers…Interviews17 Hotels and Cabins Surrounded by NatureArticlesProject locationAddress:Marsella, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Nicolas Masson “COPY” Le Monticole Housing / LAND + Bag Architecture France Architects: Bag Architecture, LAND Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Atlas Schindler, Saunier Duval, Sfel, ENERGIEKER, PROROCH, Schuco Area: 5000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Philippe Conti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: 2019 CopyAbout this officeLANDOfficeFollowBag ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingMarseilleOn FacebookMarseille FrancePublished on January 22, 2020Cite: “Le Monticole Housing / LAND + Bag Architecture” 22 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 November 2006 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Trading 17 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis With 90 million old mobiles lying gathering dust in drawers and cupboards across the country it doesn’t take a genius to work out that there is a problem with disposing of them. Recycling experts Redeem have teamed up with the student mobile service Dot Mobile to create a solution that will give students a bit of cash in their pockets thanks to their new recycling programme which allows customers to exchange their old mobiles for up to £100.The new service means that students can trade-in their old handsets and receive a cheque to spend on whatever they please – new mobile, new text books, new wardrobe… They can even donate their cash from their mobiles to charity. Dot Mobile is working with Kids Company, a children’s charity dedicated to helping vulnerable children on an emotional and practical level. All they have to do is get hold of a freepost envelope from a member of the dot crew on campus, by visiting www.dotmobile.co.uk/recycle or by calling 0870 350 1853.Not only will students be able to earn cash and help a worthwhile cause they can give themselves a pat on the back for benefiting the environment at the same time. When old mobiles are thrown in the bin they end up in landfill sites around the country where the toxic chemicals they contain can leak into the surrounding soil causing pollution and damaging plant and wildlife. There is also unwelcome activity at the top of the site where the decomposing waste produces the harmful greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane. By recycling and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill means we are doing our bit for climate change too.To find out more about dot mobile and if we’re on your campus, go to www.dotmobile.co.uk– ends – – 17th November –About dot / notes to editorsDot mobile is the UK’s first mobile service developed specifically for students. The service launched in September 2005 and can be found online or in 60 universities across the UK. Dot offers simple, good value tariffs, the latest handsets and a service that works the way students want it to. You can manage your account online, receive free usage text alerts and use your flexible monthly bundle of units for calls, texts or advanced messaging. We use the Vodafone network to ensure great coverage and we’re also the exclusive mobile phone partner of NUS Extra.For further information please contact:Katrine PearsonRedeem(01324) [email protected] Jeanesdot [email protected] PearsonPublic Relations ManagerRedeem plc31-37 Etna RoadFalkirk, FK2 9EGt: +44 (0)1324 678 903f: +44 (0)1324 678 904e: [email protected] 9001:2000 (BM Trada certificate no. 2324) | ISO 14001:2004 (LRQA certificate no. LRQ4000389/A) | EMAS (reg. no.UK000134) | Investors In People 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. Old Mobiles = Money For Students & Charity
vinspired app now available for Android phones AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis v, the National Young Volunteers Service, has today extended its vinspired mobile app to Android mobile phones. The app, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Android Market gives voluntary organisations the opportunity to recruit and reward young volunteers free of charge through their mobile phones.The vinspired apps allow young people to search for and find volunteering opportunities via postcode search or GPS, keep a record of what they do and to upload photos their volunteering diary, and to apply for vinspired awards, in recognition of skills gained and benefits to the community, which are endorsed by the CBI, IoD, CIPD & REC.The vinspired iPhone app is already available to download for free from the App Store, and a free BlackBerry app will be launched later this month.v CEO Terry Ryall announced the launch of the apps at Go On: ND11, the National Digital Conference. He said: “The UK has more young people on smartphones than anywhere else in Europe, and for many young people, it’s the main way that they access the internet. We think it’s really important to give charities and voluntary organisations free access to this kind of technology, so that they can reach young people wherever they are. “16-24 year olds are more likely than older people to say that a lack of information stops them from volunteering, so we’re excited to be helping nearly 1000 charities to bring their volunteering opportunities into the mobile space, for free, on the devices that young people use.”http://vinspired.com/about-us/free-volunteering-android-app 74 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 May 2011 | News Tagged with: android app Digital iPhone mobile Volunteering 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.
Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – March 7, 2012 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Study to look at what homes and estates could connect to LK’s sewer WhatsApp Pinterest County Council engineers are to examine how many home and estates are not connected to the Letterkenny main sewer put potentially could.Despite being in close proximity to the town sewer network there are still many homes in the Letterkenny area that would have a septic tank.While housing estates, particularly those having problems with their own treatment plants, could also tap in to the main sewer.The topic has been raised by Councillor Dessie Larkin – he says that while there may be a cost associated with this to the public, at least at the end of the process, they will know where they stand:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Desewer.mp3[/podcast] Newsx Adverts Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleOver 60 people apply for part time post at Cara House in LetterkennyNext articleNine on trolleys as Emergency Department overcrowding leads to clinic cancellations News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest By News Highland – September 3, 2012 News Fury at plans to cut special needs support services in Inishowen Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLetterkenny Mayor backs Donegal Town for county team’s home comingNext articleDoherty begins Australia trip News Highland There is anger in Inishowen after a meeting was told this evening of plans to cut day service supports to persons with special needs and their families in Inishowen from five days down to three at centres in Buncrana, Carndonagh and Moville.During the meeting in the Cashel na Cor Centre in Buncrana, families were informed of the proposed cuts to services.Reacting Councillor Rena Donaghey said there was extreme anger at the proposals which would be resisted.Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn added “The people of Inishowen will not stand for this. They have rallied together and raised huge amounts of money for these centres. It was clear from tonight’s meeting that this proposal will be fought tooth and nail.” Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Top StoriesFor Writ Against Stoppage Of Pension, Part Of Cause Of Action Arises Where Pensioner Is Getting Pension : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Nov 2020 7:29 AMShare This – x”For a retired employee convenience is to prosecute his case at the place where he belonged to and was getting pension”, SCAs per a significant judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on Thursday, a retired employee can file a writ petition against stoppage of pension at the place where she is residing and need not approach the High Court where the pension authority is located.A 3-judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan held that part of cause of action under Article 226(2) of the Constitution of…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?LoginAs per a significant judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on Thursday, a retired employee can file a writ petition against stoppage of pension at the place where she is residing and need not approach the High Court where the pension authority is located.A 3-judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan held that part of cause of action under Article 226(2) of the Constitution of India for filing writ arises at the place where the pensioner is residing and drawing pension.The top court made this notable pronouncement in the case Shanti Devi Alias Shanti Mishra v Union of India and others.Case BackgroundThe case related to the pension entitlement of one B N Mishra, who was an employee of the Coal India Limited till 2005. After drawing pension for nearly 8 years, Coal India Ltd stopped his pension in 2013 stating that he had not opted for the Family Coal Mines Pension Scheme of 1998. He was also asked to refund an amount to the tune of Rs 8 lakhs which was drawn by him.Challenging the stoppage of pension and the demand for refund, B N Mishra approached the Patna High Court in 2014. The High Court dismissed the writ petition on the ground of lack of territorial jurisdiction. The HC referred to the fact that he had earlier filed a writ petition in the Patna High Court in 2006 seeking refund of an amount of Rs.1,33,559/ in his pension account. That writ petition was dismissed citing lack of territorial jurisdiction. Following that, he had approached the High Court of Jharkhand, within whose jurisdiction his pension authority was situated. Pointing out this aspect, the High Court dismissed the writ petition filed in 2014 observing that he had submitted himself to the jurisdiction of Jharkhand High Court.During the pendency of the proceedings, B N Mishra died and his wife, Shanti Mishra was substituted as the petitioner.Supreme Court’s viewDisagreeing with the view taken by the High Court, the Supreme Court noted that the pensioner was residing at Darbhanga, Bihar, after his retirement and received pension there for over eight years. The SC further noted that as per Article 226(2) of the Constitution, if a part of the cause of action arises at a place, writ petition can be maintained there.”Form the facts of the present case, we are of the considered opinion that part of cause of action has arisen within the territorial jurisdiction of Patna High Court. The deceased petitioner was continuously receiving pension for the last 08 years in his saving bank account in State Bank of India, Darbhanga. The stoppage of pension of late B.N. Mishra affected him at his native place, he being deprived of the benefit of pension which he was receiving from his employer.Stoppage of pension gave a cause of action, which arose at the place where the petitioner was continuously receiving the pension.We, thus, are of the view that the view of the learned Single Judge as well as the Division Bench holding the writ petition not maintainable on the ground of lack of territorial jurisdiction was completely erroneous and has caused immense hardship to the petitioner”, observed the bench.The causes of action for the writ filed in 2006 and 2014 were totally different, the court further noted. Therefore, the HC erred in dismissing the second writ petition stating that he had submitted himself to Jharkhand High Court.Forum non conveniensThe respondent raised an argument of forum non conveniens by saying that the previous writ petition filed by him in the Jharkhand High Court was still pending.”For a retired employee convenience is to prosecute his case at the place where he belonged to and was getting pension”, the bench observed in this regard.”Stoppage of pension and asking for refund of more than Rs. 08 lakhs amount had serious adverse effect on the petitioner, who was staying at his native place Darbhanga. A retired employee, who is receiving pension, cannot be asked to go to another court to file the writ petition, when he has a cause of action for filing a writ petition in Patna High Court”, the judgment added.The court referred to precedents such as Kusum Ingots & Alloys Ltd. Vs. Union of India and Anr., (2004) 6 SCC 254, Nawal Kishore Sharma Vs. Union of India and Ors., (2014) 9 SCC 329The Court allowed the appeal and revived the writ petition before the High Court.Also, taking note of the fact that the petitioner before the SC was the widow of the original petitioner who is now without the support of family pension, the apex court ordered the grant of provisional pension to her, which will be subject tofinal decision in the writ petition.Case Details :Title : Shanti Devi Alias Shanti Mishra v Union of India and others (Civil Appeal 3630 of 2020)Coram : Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R ShahAppearances: Arvind Kumar Gupta, for appellant; Sreekumar C.N., Kaustubh Shukla, Uddyam Mukherjee for respondentsClick here to read/download judgment Read JudgmentNext Story
News UpdatesDefault Bail Cannot Be Denied To Accused Just Because He Filed Application U/S 439 Instead of 167(2) CrPC : Delhi High Court Shreya Agarwal10 Nov 2020 6:48 AMShare This – xIn a landmark ruling, the Delhi High Court has granted bail in a case where the accused was prepared to furnish bail and comply with the conditions under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) but had submitted his application under Section 439 CrPC. The court held that in the instant case, although the accused had submitted his application for bail under Section…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?LoginIn a landmark ruling, the Delhi High Court has granted bail in a case where the accused was prepared to furnish bail and comply with the conditions under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) but had submitted his application under Section 439 CrPC. The court held that in the instant case, although the accused had submitted his application for bail under Section 439 CrPC, he had ‘indicated’ as required under the Proviso(a) to Section 167(2) of CrPC that he was prepared to furnish bail, and therefore “in substance, the said condition is met”. The bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru further expounded that the Supreme Court too has explained on a number of occasions that the Proviso (a) to Section 167(2) CrPC is intrinsically linked to the right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India that “no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to the procedure established by law”. Justice Bakhru stated that, “since the Section embodies a safeguard that circumscribes the power to detain an accused pending investigation, it would not be apposite to curtail the same on technicalities.” The brief facts of the case were that the bail applicant alongwith his two other accomplices were accused of robbing the complainant of his mobile phone and shooting him in the leg and absconding on being confronted by the complainant. They were booked under Sections 457/380/34 of IPC. The chargesheet in the case was filed beyond the period of 60 days which the Prosecution submitted was on account of Covid-19. The petitioner had filed his first bail application before the Trial Court on 27.05.2020 wherein he stated that he was arrested in another case relating to FIR No.10/2020 registered with PS Alipur and had been falsely implicated in the said case, and further stated that he had no concern with the alleged offences, yet the police officials had arrested him. He expressly stated that he is ready to furnish sound surety to the satisfaction of the Trial Court and undertook to produce himself before the Trial Court as and when directed. However, the Trial Court had rejected the application considering the ‘seriousness of allegations’. The petitioner moved his second bail application on 08.06.2020 which was also dismissed by the Trial Court on 08.06.2020. Thereafter, the petitioner moved a bail application before the High Court which was listed on 17.09.2020, however, the same was withdrawn with liberty to approach the Trial Court as in the meantime, the chargesheet had been filed on 14.09.2020. The court noted that the petitioner had been in custody for almost eleven months with no recoveries effected from him. Further the petitioner’s disclosure statement admitting to be involved in the incident along with his two accomplices was also held to be of little value as the complainant had not identified one of the named accomplices as an accused involved in the incident. The court further noted that, according to the Investigation Officer, who had joined the proceedings, the petitioner was riding the motorcycle and the two other accused were sitting behind him on the motorcycle and the petitioner was not the accused who had shot the complainant. Further, the investigation in the matter was complete. Referring to the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Rakesh Kumar Paul v. State of Assam: (2017) 15 SCC 67, the Justice Bakhru said that, in that case too, the petitioner had applied for a regular bail before the Gauhati High Court, but had not made any specific application for default bail, however, the court had noted that the accused had mentioned that the statutory period for filing the chargesheet had expired and he had also argued the issue orally. The Supreme Court here had held that the petitioner had made an application for default bail, if not in writing, then orally. Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
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