News Updates”She Has A Choice To Live Life On Own Terms”: Allahabad High Court Reunites An Interfaith Couple Sparsh Upadhyay27 Dec 2020 12:49 AMShare This – xShe has a choice to live life on her terms and is free to move as per own choice without any restriction: Allahabad HCThe Allahabad High Court recently reunited an interfaith couple while noting that the Woman (Shikha) had “expressed that she wants to live with her husband (Salman @ Karan) she is free to move as per her own choice without any restriction or hindrance being created by third party.” The Bench of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal was hearing a habeas corpus plea filed by…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 Allahabad High Court recently reunited an interfaith couple while noting that the Woman (Shikha) had “expressed that she wants to live with her husband (Salman @ Karan) she is free to move as per her own choice without any restriction or hindrance being created by third party.” The Bench of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal was hearing a habeas corpus plea filed by the man (Salman @ Karan), who submitted before the Court that his wife (Shikha) had been sent to her parents by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), against her wishes. The matter before the Court The C.J.M. Etah vide order dated 07.12.2020 had handed over the corpus in the custody of C.W.C. (Child Welfare Committee), Etah, which on 08.12.2020, handed over the custody to her parents “without any application of mind and against her wish.” Pursuant to Court’s order, the corpus was presented before the Court. The Court perused the case diary and observed that the certificate issued by Head Master, Higher Primary Education, Etah, her date of birth was mentioned as 04.10.1999. Therefore, the Court said that the requirement of Section 94 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 in regard to presumption and determination of age was fulfilled. “The act of C.J.M., Etah and that of the C.W.C., Etah reflects lack of appreciation of legal provisions”, said the HC. Court interacted with the Corpus The Court interacted with the corpus, who submitted that she is a major, her date of birth is 04.10.1999, she has attained the age of majority and has entered into wedlock. She also submitted that she wants to live with her husband namely Salman @ Karan who was also present in the Court. Importantly, the Court said, “As the corpus has attained the age of majority and she has a choice to live her life on her own terms and she has expressed that she wants to live with her husband Salman @ Karan she is free to move as per her own choice without any restriction or hindrance being created by third party.” The petition was allowed. The FIR dated 27.09.2020 registered as F.I.R. No. 0371 of 2020, under Sections 366 I.P.C. was thereby quashed. The I.O. has been directed to ensure that appropriate protection be granted to the corpus and her husband till they return to their residence. The S.S.P, Prayagraj has been directed to provide necessary police security for safe passage of the couple. In related news, the Calcutta High on Monday (21st December) made it clear that if an adult marries as per her choice and decides to convert and not return to her paternal house, there could be no interference in the matter. In the celebrated Judgment of Shakti Vahini v. UOI & others, the Supreme Court of India in the year 2018 held that “when two adults marry out of their volition, they choose their path; they consummate their relationship; they feel that it is their goal and they have the right to do so.” “Any kind of torture or torment or ill-treatment in the name of honour that tantamount to atrophy of choice of an individual relating to love and marriage by any assembly, whatsoever nomenclature it assumes, is illegal and cannot be allowed a moment of existence”, the Court further said. Further, in November 2020, the Karnataka High Court held that the right of any major individual to marry the person of his/her choice is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution of India. A division bench of Justices S Sujata and Sachin Shankar Magadum, while disposing of a habeas corpus petition filed by one Wajeed Khan seeking the release of his lover Ramya from confinement, said: “It is well settled that a right of any major individual to marry the person of his/her choice is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution of India and the said liberty relating to the personal relationships of two individuals cannot be encroached by anybody irrespective of caste or religion.” Case title – Smt. Shikha (Corpus) And Another v. State Of U.P. And 3 Others [Habeas Corpus Writ Petition No. – 745 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead Order HereNext Story
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) — Part-time off-spinner Roston Chase grabbed a career-best seven-wicket haul as Barbados Pride crushed embattled Windward Islands Volcanoes by nine wickets inside three days, to pick up their second straight win of the newly restarted Regional four-day championship here Sunday.The hosts quickly wrapped up the Volcanoes innings for a meagre 71 after the visitors resumed the day at Kensington Oval on 34 for five, and then raced to their target of 41 for the loss one just one wicket, to complete victory half-hour before lunch.Left-handed opener Anthony Alleyne struck a quick-fire 26 from a mere 15 deliveries, with three fours and two sixes, before he was stumped off off-spinner Liam Sebastien.Only last weekend at the same venue, Pride inflicted a heavy innings defeat on Leeward Islands Hurricanes, also inside three days.A mere three runs ahead at the start of Sunday’s penultimate day, Volcanoes needed a miracle to push the game into the final day but no such materialised as Chase, beginning the day with two wickets, took all five to fall to finish with seven for 22.Fast bowler Miguel Cummins failed to add to his tally, ending with three for 47.Sebastien perished in the day’s fifth over after adding just eight to his overnight five, lbw to Chase pushing forward and Kyle Mayers followed in the bowler’s next over, edging a defensive prod to Ashley Nurse at slip to depart without scoring.Roland Cato, unbeaten on two at the start, was eighth out for seven with the score on 55, taken at short leg by Shamarh Brooks before Kenroy Peters fell to a catch at mid-on without a run added.Shane Shillingford then belted two fours and a six a top score of 16 before holing out to square leg.VOLCANOES 1st Innings 293Volcanoes 2nd Innings(overnight 34 for five)*D Smith c wkp Dowrich b Cummins 15T Theophile c Nurse b Cummins 0T Gabriel c Brooks b Chase 4K Lesporis c Chase b Cummins 2+S Ambris b Chase 5R Cato c Brooks b Chase 7L Sebastien lbw b Chase 13K Mayers c Nurse b Chase 0S Shillingford c (sub) Greaves b Chase 16K Peters c Cummins b Chase 0S Lewis not out 5Extras (lb1, w1, nb2) 4TOTAL (all out, 25.1 overs) 71Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-16, 3-20, 4-27, 5-27, 6-46, 7-50, 8-55, 9-55, 10-71.Bowling: Cummins 11-2-47-3, Chase 12.1-4-22-7, Warrican 2-1-1-0.PRIDE 2nd Innings (target: 41)A Alleyne st Ambris b Sebastian 26O Phillips not out 8S Hope not out 6Extras (w1) 1TOTAL (1 wkt, 4 overs) 41Fall of wicket: 1-31.Bowling: Lewis 1-0-16-0, Shillingford 2-0-13-0, Sebastien 1-0-12-0.
GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share Related Articles Ross Parkhill – GiGStockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has appointed industry full-service marketing agency Mediacle Group to expand its localisation capacities for emerging markets.The agreement will see Mediacle work on optimising emerging market campaigns for GiG’s flagship online casino property Rizk (Rizk.com).Operating as a specialist industry marketing agency, Mediacle offers in-depth customisation and localisation provisions, helping its clients develop effective campaigns for developing/emerging markets.Ross Parkhill, Director of Casino for GiG’s in-house B2C brands, said: “We are pleased to have tied up with Mediacle and look forward to working with them to support our marketing strategy and expansion into new markets. Mediacle will help our flagship brand Rizk provide a localised offering for our players, improving player acquisition and retention.”Santosh Jain – MediacleThe GiG agreement sees Mediacle announce its second major partnership of the summer, as last June the marketing agency was recruited by London AIM mobile gambling group Nektan to bolster its affiliate marketing programme for B2C brands.Backing the GiG partnership, Santosh Jain, the CEO of Mediacle, stated: “We are thrilled to have signed such a leading name as GiG and we are looking forward to working with its team. We have certainly emerged as one of the most successful digital media and IT solutions companies offering dynamic and cost-effective marketing solutions to highly renowned brands in the gambling industry. The agreement with GiG is a testament to our commitment, growth and deliverability.” FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Carragher: Van Dijk improving every player at Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher hailed the performance of Virgil van Dijk for victory at Wolves last night.Van Dijk scored the decisive second goal at Molineux and his efforts to help his side keep a clean sheet earned him man of the match. Carragher told Sky Sports: “He makes other people play better around him. Tony Adams made the rest of that Arsenal back four better. He does the same.”He scored a great goal for Holland a few weeks ago. His goal record isn’t great considering his size but the type of goal he got there, how many centre backs would put that over the bar?”The win over Wolves sent the Merseyside club four points clear at the top of the table before Pep Guardiola’s side play Crystal Palace at the Etihad on Saturday.
TORONTO – Capital investment in the Canadian auto assembly sector since the financial crisis has been nearly cut in half compared with the period before the downturn, a new report says.DesRosiers Automotive Consultants said Wednesday that capital spending for Canada’s motor vehicle assembly industry has averaged $1.2 billion a year for 2010-17.That’s down from $2.3 billion annually on average from 2000 through 2009.Meanwhile, the average new capital expenditures for the parts and accessories industry dropped to $565.9 million from $887.7 million for the same time periods.“Despite small occasional increases in the period between 2008 and 2017 there has been no sustained indication of a return to the heights recorded in the mid to late 90s and late 2000’s,” DesRosiers said.“Canada’s loss of investment market share to Mexico and the southern U.S. over this period has been well documented.”However, DesRosiers noted that investments by truck body and trailer manufacturers have increased on average from $52.7 million for 2000 to 2009 to $82.7 million since 2010.Securing new investments in Canada was a key goal for Unifor during its negotiations with the big U.S. automakers last year.Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler all pledged to invest hundreds of millions in their Canadian operations as part of their agreements with the union.Meanwhile, Unifor members remain on strike at GM’s CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., where the union is seeking to have the location designated the lead producer of the Chevrolet Equinox.Job security at the plant is a key issue, with Unifor seeking to prevent work from being moved to Mexico, where GM also produces the popular sport utility vehicle.The plant saw the loss of hundreds of jobs when GM shifted production of its GMC Terrain from Ingersoll to Mexico earlier this year.
CANBERRA, Australia — Shareholders on Monday gave final approval to the merger of television network Nine Entertainment and newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into an Australian media giant to be known only as Nine despite one shareholder’s late bid to stop the deal.Antony Catalano, a former chief executive of the online real estate listings portal Domain Group which is majority-owned by Fairfax, said he will ask the Federal Court on Nov. 27 to stop the merger.Catalano, who owns shares in both Domain and Fairfax, wrote to Fairfax chairman Nick Falloon late Sunday offering to buy 19.9 per cent of Fairfax and asking for Monday’s Fairfax shareholders meeting to be delayed.The Fairfax board said in a statement on Monday that it remained unanimously behind the merger with Nine.“The letter contains no actual proposal that could be considered by Fairfax shareholders as an alternative to the proposed scheme of arrangement with Nine Entertainment,” the statement said.The merger was supported by 81.5 per cent of Fairfax shareholders representing 88.6 per cent of shares. The deal had needed the support of at least 60 per cent of shareholders representing at least 70 per cent of shares.Falloon said that subject to court approval, the merger would occur on Dec. 7 and the new entity would begin trading on the Australian share market on Dec. 10.The merger would give Nine shareholders 51.1 per cent of the combined entity and make Nine chief executive Hugh Marks leader of the new company.Fairfax shareholders would own the remaining 48.9 per cent of the company, which will become Australia’s largest media player. The Fairfax family name which has been part of the Australian media landscape for 177 years appears set to disappear.Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Goodbye iPhones and Facebook feed. Hello power plants and bleach.Since stocks began tumbling two months ago, investors haven’t abandoned the market. At least, not all of it. In recent weeks, as they’ve pulled money out of funds that invest in go-go technology companies, they’ve also been buying utilities, companies that make everyday necessities for consumers and other stocks that tend to have smaller swings in price than the rest of the market.It’s part of a big shift in investor behaviour as fears about rising interest rates, a global trade war and slowing economic growth around the world have roiled markets. The S&P 500 plunged a combined 3.4 per cent Monday and Tuesday, with technology stocks again suffering particularly sharp losses, and the index has lost 9.6 per cent since setting its record on Sept. 20.Technology stocks’ fall marks a big turnaround from earlier this year, and from much of the bull market that began nearly a decade ago. After leading the market higher on the backs of their strong profit growth, Facebook and other big-name tech companies have recently stumbled on concerns that increased government regulation will dent their profits, on top of all the other concerns dragging on the rest of the market.Apple has slumped particularly hard on fears that its newest crop of iPhones isn’t as popular as expected after phone-part suppliers gave discouraging forecasts. Apple has plunged 19.7 per cent since the S&P 500 set its record two months ago, nearly double the loss of the index. Amazon, the third-most valuable U.S. company after Apple and Microsoft, has fallen 21.3 per cent over the same time, during which it gave a forecast for revenue growth this holiday season that fell short of Wall Street’s high expectations.After their years of eye-popping returns, those stocks had become some of the most popular to own among hedge funds, mutual funds and other investors. But just as they bought the stocks together on the way up, investors are now heading for the exits en masse as well.“There’s no doubt that tech companies are widely owned, people have made a lot of money on them and we’re finally seeing for the first time where the rotation is having some legs,” said Nate Thooft, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management. “They’re selling the winners and redeploying the money somewhere else.”For now, at least, that somewhere else has been areas of the stock market seen as holding steadier during economic downturns. Last week, for example, investors plowed $1.47 billion into exchange-traded funds that focus on utility stocks. The thinking is that utilities’ customers will continue to turn on their lights and buy power regardless of how many tariffs get placed on Chinese goods.Utility stocks have not only held up better than the rest of the market in recent weeks, they’ve been among the few areas to thrive. Shares of Duke Energy and Xcel Energy have both climbed more than 7 per cent since the S&P 500 began its downturn after Sept. 20.Besides utilities, investors have also been putting money into real-estate stocks and companies that make everyday items for consumers, such as Church & Dwight. The maker of Arm & Hammer baking soda and Oxiclean stain fighters has climbed nearly 10 per cent over the last two months. Clorox, which last month reported stronger profit than analysts expected, is up 5.1 per cent.All these companies are common fodder for “low-volatility” ETFs that have surged in popularity in recent weeks as investors seek out stocks that have historically had smaller price swings than the rest of the market. Last week, $1.3 billion went into “low-volatility” ETFs.At the same time, nearly $500 million left technology stock ETFs. It’s a huge about-face in interest. As recently as two months ago, these ETFs had attracted $8 billion in net investment for 2018. But subsequent waves of selling mean they’re now down to $525.9 million in net investment for the year, according to Jefferies.“These things had outperformed the S&P by a mile over the last three years,” said Mark Hackett, chief of investment research at Nationwide Investment Management. But that’s changed now. “On good days they’re not the leaders, and on bad days they’re the laggards.”Stan Choe And Marley Jay, The Associated Press
The ways in which the environment is exploited while catering to civilisational needs and wants is uncountable. From rocks to riverbeds, groundwater to oil, coasts to alpine forests, water to air, deep-earth mining to depleting ozone layer in the lower stratosphere, the cumulative impact has brought us to the days where Environment concerns & Climate Change have become a regular feature of social discussions. While adhering to the norms of Paris Agreement, which aims at limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, India, a developing nation, has numerous other environmental commitments that it must take to ensure a green future. With our capital being the most polluted in the world, the commitment to directing efforts towards protecting our environment is non-negotiable. The dystopian sky that Delhi has witnessed on two separate occasions stands as a glaring example of how, through uncontrolled progress, we are digging our own graves. But air is not the only issue. Depleting forest cover, polluted rivers, fragile river banks and coasts, poor waste management, et al, all add to our environmental concerns. While the present dispensation has taken prodigious steps to enhance the country’s infrastructure, it has not taken any concrete step to protect the environment or improve its gradually deteriorating trend. Significant increase in clearances to development projects inside wildlife protected areas bypassing necessary impact studies, from 260 in 2009-13 (under UPA) to 519 in 2014 – 18 (BJP phase), along with proposed policy changes – new forest policy and Coastal Regulation Zone notification that will allow corporate entities to take over land, forest, coast, water – do not augur well for the environment. Development at the cost of environment is a disastrous equation and its implementation will cost us tremendously – though very few realise it. Activists, environmentalists, experts on climate, etc., have been vocal about such intrusion into nature’s boundaries and yet they never make it to the desk of political parties as they rally around the country prior to elections. While conveying their so-called vision to the masses, their focus mainly revolves around the immediate societal needs and issues that will enable them to garner votes. Blaming just the political parties here is also wrong. These parties come up with sops and promises that comprise of prevalent issues which are mainly because of our discontent. Agrarian distress, unemployment, etc., are all prime poll agendas which have been conveyed to these parties by no one but us through our dissent. In the same way, should we advocate our displeasure at the way environment is being exploited manifold, the chances of it being picked up by them are far more. Hence, the blame is partially on us as well. Delhi has been clearly the victim of air pollution which sparked the AAP government to come up with the ambitious odd-even rule to half the number of cars on the capital’s roads and ensure comparatively fewer car-emissions – prime contributor to air pollution. But, even that did not prevent the second spell of hazardous air quality, following which the Graded Response Action Plan was drafted to combat air pollution in severe cases. While GRAP restores the hope of clean air, it is an emergency plan – a cure. How long can or should we rely on emergency plans, especially when all our lives we have heard the age-old saying that ‘prevention is better than cure’? Also Read – A compounding difficultyRecently, Congress in its manifesto for Lok Sabha polls included the environment. It recognised air pollution as a public health emergency. Congress promises to constitute, by law, an independent, empowered, and transparent Environment Protection Authority to establish, monitor and enforce environmental standards and regulations. At the same time, Congress plans on defending and advancing India’s interests in international negotiations on Climate Change and environment. Further, they promise to strengthen the National Clean Air Programme launched by Modi government to reduce particulate matter (PM) pollution by 20-30 per cent in at least 102 cities, including Delhi, by 2024. Congress’s mention of all the relevant environmental concerns in its manifesto definitely earns them brownie points over rivals, however, attracts criticism from experts over superficial promises due to lack of detail. It may enjoy the benefit of this doubt to the extent till it forms a government, should it win. Manifestos are a book of promises and as such the implementation part is where the entire picture changes. BJP’s grand promises and their lacklustre implementation is a testament to this realisation. While the voters may acknowledge the fact that Congress has included the environment in its manifesto when others haven’t – making them unique as of now, they are wary of the fact that it is the implementation of the promises that holds the key to progress and welfare. Mere promises are nothing but empty rhetorics aimed at amassing votes in a contest where everyone wants to run the country.
Colombo: Six children and three women were among 15 people killed when militants linked to the Easter Sunday bombings opened fire and blew themselves up during a fierce gun battle with security forces in Sri Lanka’s Eastern province, police said Saturday. The shootout occurred as the security forces continued their hunt for members of the National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ), the local terror outfit behind the April 21 coordinated blasts in which 253 people were killed and over 500 injured. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThe Special Task Force and Army troops, following a tip-off, raided a house in Kalmunai city, about 360 km from Colombo, on Friday night, leading to the heavy exchange of fire with the armed group. As the heavily-armed men opened fire on troops, a civilian caught in the middle got killed. As the clashes intensified, three men are believed to have set off explosives. “A total of 15 bodies recovered, six men, three women and six children. At least four suspected suicide bombers are dead, and three others who were injured are in hospital,” a police spokesperson said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenA police spokesman said that three suspected suicide bombers were among the 15 dead. “When the police were doing a joint search operation in Sainthamuruthu, gunfire was directed at them,” police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said. A suicide blast took place, and the body of a terrorist with a T56 assault rifle was also found at the site. A massive cache of explosives was also recovered from the spot. “Officials have recovered detonators, suicide kits, army uniforms and ISIS flags,” an army officer said. Meanwhile, the police said that curfew imposed in the Muslim-majority areas of Kalmunai, Chavalakade and Sammanthurai would continue until further notice. The police have arrested at least 76 people in connection with the attack so far. Twenty were arrested in the last 24 hours. Officials also seized one kg of explosives near a railway station at Wellawatta, a popular south Colombo suburb. The curfew was lifted for other areas at 4 am on Saturday. At the security council meeting held last night, it was decided that search operations to crack down on extremist terrorism must continue until the threat is eliminated. Security has been improved at hotels, schools and public places. Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing 253 people. The Islamic State claimed the attacks, but the government has blamed local Islamist extremist group NTJ for the attacks. President Maithripala Sirisena said Friday that over 130 suspects linked to the Islamic State terror group have been operating in the country. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sri Lanka needs new laws to deal with threats posed by local terror outfits linked to ISIS. Sri Lanka has a population of 21 million which is a patchwork of ethnicities and religions, dominated by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority. Muslims account for 10 per cent of the population and are the second-largest minority after Hindus. Around seven per cent of Sri Lankans are Christians.
Jaunpur (UP): The BSP and the SP Tuesday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi “chowkidar (watchman) of capitalists” and asserted the two alliance partners will “shake the roots” of the ruling party. Addressing an election rally in favour of alliance candidates of Jaunpur and Machhlishahr seats, the alliance termed the Congress “anti-dalit”and alleged that the grand old party wants people to stay poor. “Both the BJP and Congress are anti-dalits… the Congress, which is claiming to provide Rs 6,000 (under its proposed ‘Nyay’ scheme) only wants people to remain poor and helpless,” BSP chief Mayawati told the gathering. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghTerming Modi the “chowkidar (watchman) of capitalists”, she alleged that he helped the rich become richer. “BJP is going out of power in these elections… it has failed to fulfil the promises made in 2014 to the poor and middle class… despite all this, how can the prime minister seek votes again,” Mayawati said and termed GST and demonetisation the cause of corruption. “Terror attacks are taking place and the government is busy taking mileage out of the Army’s valour,” she claimed. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadShe alleged that farmers in Uttar Pradesh are facing immense hardship because of stray cattle and blamed the Yogi Adityanath government for it. In his address, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said, “The BJP is standing on a foundation of lies and our alliance will shake its very roots… perhaps the BJP is not aware of the alliance storm.” “This time, people will snatch the chair of the chaiwala-turned-chowkidar,” he said.