WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Pinterest Buncrana Town Council will meet this afternoon to adopt it’s budget for 2013 with a freeze on commercial rates is one of the key features that has been agreed.It will be the fourth year in a row that Council has opted to freeze business rates in the town.The Budget totals just over 3 million euro, with the majority spent on road, transport and safety.The total payroll cost for Buncrana Town Council will be 738,287 euro for 2013, a significant decrease from the 2008 figure, which was 1.2m euro.Cllr Nicolas Crossan says he’s hopeful that the budget will be passed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/nic830.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Twitter Google+ Previous articleLetterkenny Town Council passes budget for 2013Next articleRing announces 300,000 euro for GAA Centre of Excellence News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme News By News Highland – December 21, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Buncrana budget meeting this afternoon
‘Infringement Of Right To Speedy Trial’: Madras High Court Directs Prosecution To Pay Rs. 1 Lakh Compensation
News Updates’Infringement Of Right To Speedy Trial’: Madras High Court Directs Prosecution To Pay Rs. 1 Lakh Compensation Akshita Saxena17 Feb 2021 12:18 AMShare This – x”Having noted that the petitioner’s right to speedy trial has been infringed, I cannot wring my hands in despair,” observed the Madras High Court recently while directing the Narcotics Control Bureau (prosecution) to pay a compensation of Rs. 1 lakh to the Petitioner-accused. While hearing the bail application of one M. Ananthan, booked under the NDPS Act for possession 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?Login”Having noted that the petitioner’s right to speedy trial has been infringed, I cannot wring my hands in despair,” observed the Madras High Court recently while directing the Narcotics Control Bureau (prosecution) to pay a compensation of Rs. 1 lakh to the Petitioner-accused. While hearing the bail application of one M. Ananthan, booked under the NDPS Act for possession of prohibited quantities of contraband, a Single Bench of Justice GR Swaminathan called out the prosecution, i.e., the Narcotics Control Bureau for causing inordinate in the Petitioner’s trial. The Judge noted that the Petitioner-accused had been in judicial custody since January 2018. A Final report was filed in the matter in July 2018. Cognizance of the offences was taken in August 2018. Charges were framed in December 2018. The trial was to commence in January 2019 but, for the last two years the trial did not even take off. The Bench further noted that on most notice dates, the prosecution witnesses were not present before the Court and even otherwise, there was nothing on record to indicate that the delay in commencement of trial was due to the actions of the Petitioner-accused. It observed, “The accused had not filed any discharge petition. They are in no way responsible for the non-commencement of the trial. This Court had not stayed the proceedings. No quash petition was filed. There is no justification whatsoever for not commencing the trial in time. Full three years have elapsed since the date of petitioner’s arrest.” Moreover, despite a direction by the High Court in November 2019 to expedite the trial and conclude the same on merits within a period of six months, no positive steps were taken by the prosecution. In this backdrop, the Court was of the opinion that the petitioner’s fundamental right to speedy trial has been violated. “Having noted that the petitioner’s right to speedy trial has been infringed, I cannot wring my hands in despair. The prosecution has to be called to account. It must pay for its lapse. I therefore direct the Narcotics Control Bureau/Prosecution to pay a sum of Rs.1.00 lakh as compensation within a period of four weeks,” the Bench thus ordered. Reliance was placed on Pankaj Kumar v. State of Maharashtra & Ors., (2008) 16 SCC 117, where the Supreme Court had held that the right to speedy trial in all criminal prosecutions is an inalienable right under Article 21 of the Constitution. The Top Court had held therein that in every case, where the court comes to the conclusion that the right to speedy trial of an accused has been infringed, the charges or the conviction, as the case may be, may be quashed unless the court feels that having regard to the nature of offence and other relevant circumstances, quashing of proceedings may not be in the interest of justice. The Top Court added that in such a situation, it is open to the court to make an appropriate order as it may deem just and equitable including fixation of time for conclusion of trial. Drawing strength from this ruling, the Single Judge said, “The case on hand is one under NDPS Act. It involves commercial quantity of Ganja. Therefore, it cannot be quashed. Bail also cannot be granted because Section 37 of the Act is not fulfilled. At the same time, having noted that the petitioner’s right to speedy trial has been infringed, I cannot wring my hands in despair.” In addition to a direction for compensation, payable to the wife of the Petitioner-accused, the Single Judge also directed the trial court should conclude the trial within a period of three months. [Note: The bail application of the Petitioner-accused was declined on the ground that the twin tests set out in Section 37 of the NDPS Act for grant of bail are not fulfilled in this case.] Case Title: M. Ananthan v. State Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story
Batesville, IN–Crews will re-stripe the white edge line along I-74 EB from west of New Point (Exit 143) to S.R. 101/Sunman/Milan (Exit 156) starting today at 10 a.m. Please use caution in the area. Attenuator trucks will be present.
Rory McIlroy has targeted more major titles after his surprise victory in the BMW PGA Championship, although he admits he is completely in the dark about next month’s US Open venue. Press Association McIlroy had missed the cut in his last two appearances in the European Tour’s flagship event at Wentworth and began the week by announcing he had called off his wedding to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. After turning off his phone and giving away his laptop, McIlroy sought sanctuary inside the ropes and pulled off a remarkable first professional victory on European soil with a closing round of 66 on Sunday. “Obviously the greens are very tricky at Pinehurst, a lot of run-offs and slopes. I think you’re going to have to have everything there. Even without seeing the golf course, I don’t think it’s going to be a course that’s going to suit one type of player or another. You’re obviously going to have to be pretty long off the tee, but most of the guys are these days. “So it will just be about second shots and when you miss greens I think you’ll have to be very imaginative. You’ll have to bump it into the hills and run it up, and some guys might try and fly it up on top of the greens. “It will be interesting to see. I’m going to go and take a look at it after the Memorial Tournament.” With 14-time major winner Tiger Woods absent through injury, McIlroy said earlier this season that golf was waiting for a “dominant player” to stamp their authority on the game as Woods did in his prime. Australian Adam Scott could argue he is that player after extending his stay as world number one with victory in the Crowne Plaza Invitational just hours after McIlroy’s at Wentworth, but McIlroy hopes he can answer his own rallying cry. “I hope so, I definitely hope so,” the Northern Irishman added. “I think it’s the start of something. I could feel my game sort of bubbling and it was getting there. A win validates that. “I think the game is waiting for one guy, or one or two guys, just to kick on. I stand by that comment that I’d like to be that guy and I’d like to think that this is a springboard to doing something like that. “There’s still three majors to play this year, a lot of golf left, a lot of big tournaments to try and win. So even though we’re nearly halfway through the season, I feel like mine’s just beginning.” McIlroy also revealed he had spoken to Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley ahead of his third round at Wentworth, adding: “I was speaking to Paul, just talking about pairings and what he’s thinking. It sounded like the way he was talking, even without this win, like I was going to be on the team! “I’m looking forward to it. We don’t get a chance to come back and play in the UK and Ireland very often. It’s going to be great. I think I’m pretty much cemented on the team now and looking forward to that.” That lifted the 25-year-old from 10th to sixth in the latest world rankings and boosted his confidence ahead of the year’s second major at Pinehurst from June 12-15. “I think the win at the end of last year in Australia stopped all the questions about equipment and about struggling and a slump and all this stuff,” the former world number one said. “I think this victory here, against a great field, one of the best fields of the year, sort of cements that and shows where my game is and that I’m on the right track again. Hopefully it won’t be long before I’m contending in majors and having a chance to win those again.” McIlroy has finished joint eighth in his last two majors, although he never really threatened to win either the 2013 US PGA Championship or the Masters in April. Both were examples of the “back-door top-10s” he had been racking up this season with good performances over the last 36 or 18 holes, but the two-time major winner knows he will need four strong rounds to add to his collection of the game’s biggest titles. McIlroy was a 16-year-old amateur when New Zealand’s Michael Campbell won the last US Open staged at Pinehurst in 2005, although the course has since been restored to how it was intended to play after Donald Ross altered his original design in 1935. “I can only go on what I’ve read and what I’ve heard about Pinehurst because I’ve never been there,” added McIlroy, who won his first major by eight shots in the US Open at Congressional in 2011. “No rough for a US Open is going to be very different. I hear it’s going to be a long, long golf course (7,562 yards), which I’m looking forward to. I don’t mind that at all, getting driver in the hand, and a long golf course would suit me.
AZUSA — After a 10-year absence, the Vietnam Moving Wall is back in Azusa, listing the names of 58,425 military personnel who died in the war or from injuries suffered in it. The arrival of the wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was made possible through a $4,500 donation from the VFW Post 8070, American Legion Post 180 and the Eagles 2810 all Azusa organizations. About 75 volunteers on Friday put together the 140 black aluminum panels with silk-screen names on the front lawn of Azusa City Hall. Azusa resident Linda Meave, who is also an auxiliary member of VFW 8070, polished the wall. Meave said her cousin’s name was on it. Councilman Joe Rocha said having the wall in Azusa was a time for feelings. “And to teach kids to know freedom is not free and not to take the freedoms we experience everyday for granted,’ Rocha said. “It’s a time to come together and give thanks to the vets who fought for our freedoms.’ @Tagline columnist:Marianne Love can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Something hits me right here when I look at all of the names,’ she said. “The fact that my husband is a Vietnam vet. It’s overwhelming.’ The panels, measuring 6-plus feet high, stretch 253 feet across the lawn at 213 E. Foothill Blvd. Special-education students from Whitcomb Continuation High in Glendora brought 109 homemade cards and lined them against the wall representing those who would have celebrated their birthday Friday. “It was awesome to go through the names. It was a shocker, too,’ said teacher John Dickson. “Many were born close to when I was.’ Opening ceremonies begin 10 a.m. today, with closing ceremonies at 7 p.m. Thursday. The public can visit the wall at any time during then.