Kerala High Court Extends Till May 31 Interim Orders, Interim Bails, Orders Under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act

first_imgTop StoriesKerala High Court Extends Till May 31 Interim Orders, Interim Bails, Orders Under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act Lydia Suzanne Thomas20 May 2021 5:16 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has extended the life of its interim orders, orders from matters relating to Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act and interim bails till May 31, 2021, in view of the Covid lockdown in the State.The Bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar, Justices CT Ravikumar and Shaji P Chaly issued the Order pursuant to a Full Bench sitting yesterday”it is made clear that the extension granted to the interim orders, through orders of this Court would stand further extended upto 31.05.2021.”The Court clarified that aggrieved parties would be at liberty to move for vacating such orders, before the appropriate court in accordance with office orders.When extending interim orders, the Court also revived its directions made in last year’s suo motu Covid proceedings, declaring that no arrests were to be made unless inevitable.While issuing the Order, the Court emphasized that its directions were made with reference to the orders of the Supreme Court dated May 7, 2021 and would be subject to these directions.Another issue the Court took notice of was the difficulty litigants involved in matters under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act would face. Therefore the Court directed that interim orders in connection to proceedings under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act “need not be enforced until May 31, 2021.””We are of the view that the orders passed by this Court during the first lockdown period are to be revived”, the Court stated, pointing out that the High Powered Committee constituted under the Court’s prior covid suo motu proceedings already met and passed orders relating to paroles and interim bail of prisoners.In its Order, the Court directs the Registry to send copies of this order for the information of all those concerned, including the Director General of Prisons and Correctional Service and the print and visual media for intimation of the public.Interim Bail ConditionsThe prisoners released on interim bail, as mentioned above, shall report to the local police station within their place of residence, immediately on reaching its jurisdiction. The jail authorities shall also give due intimation to such police stations, with respect to release of the prisoners. The declaration executed by the prisoners shall also contain an undertaking to the effect that they will strictly abide by the guidelines issued with respect to keeping of social distancing, in the wake of the declared lockdown. They shall also undertake that they will remain in their declared place of residence, totally avoiding any type of travel or exposure to the public.In the event the lockdown period was extended, the interim bail would also be extended. Interim bail granted shall be limited upto May 31, 2021 or till the end of the lockdown period by the Government, whichever is earlier. On expiry of the period of interim bail, as mentioned above, released prisoner shall appear before the jurisdictional court, within 3 days thereof. On such appearance, the court concerned shall consider his application for bail and shall pass appropriate orders, taking note of all circumstances and attendant factors.The person released on interim bail, as above, shall be liable to be arrested and produced before the jurisdictional court, in case of violation of any of the conditions stipulated as above or in case they are found indulging in any activity endangering law and order or breach of public order and tranquility, or in any manner intimidating or influencing the witnesses.The Court also ruled,”As done earlier, we further make it clear that for the purpose of considering bail applications of under-trial/remanded prisoners, who do not fall within the category, for which interim bail is granted through this order, as well as for moving for statutory bail under Section 167(2) of the Cr.P.C, the learned Sessions Judges in the State are hereby authorised to consider such bail applications submitted through e-mail and to dispose of such applications through video-conferencing, after hearing the Advocate concerned as well as the Public Prosecutor. The learned Principal Sessions Judge or any Additional Sessions Judge authorised in this behalf or to whom such bail applications are made over, shall deal with such bail applications in accordance with the above said directions and on the basis of the modalities which will be prescribed by issuing relevant instructions.”Additionally, the Court pointed out that there were sufficient benches for the consideration of extremely urgent cases (both pending and future caes), including bail applications.On movement of AdvocatesAdvocate Thomas Abraham, President of the Kerala High Court Bar, apprised the Court of inconveniences faced by Advocates, clerks and staff, as a result of the lockdown restrictions.Taking note of State Government’s orders providing a mechanism to grant permission for movement in emergent situations, the Court directed the appropriate statutory authorities/police to consider any application or declaration or information, as the case may be, received from the lawyers, physically or through electronic mode, for their movement and also the movement of clerks and other required staffs.Additional Advocate General Ranjith Thampan submitted that a mechanism would be evolved. The Full Bench exhorted the State to “act immediately, as assured.”This suo motu petition is expected to be taken up after May 31, 2021.CASE: SUO MOTU V. STATE OF KERALA Click here to download TagsChief Justice S.Manikumar Jusitce Shaji P Chaly Justice CT Ravikumar Lockdown.Covid19 COVID -19 Next Storylast_img read more

Professional dilemmas

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. How feasible is it to establish a link between e-learning and knowledgemanagement? It seems the obvious thing in theory but I’ve heard there aredifficulties. The link between e-learning and know-ledge management isn’t just feasible,it’s a reality organisations must open their eyes to. E-learning and knowledge management have traditionally been treated asdifferent issues. However, introducing e-learning alone is not enough. Thebenefits of true organisational learning go beyond attending the traditionalcourse. It is important to harness the knowledge and experience of theorganisation and feed it back into the learning process. Value is added to the learning process by using a ‘holistic’ e-learningsolution, which makes content in the organisation’s know-ledge repositorydirectly accessible to individuals using courses as part of a planned curriculum.As analyst house Gartner pointed out, information and data are only utilisedsensibly when they are not just managed, but integrated into in-house trainingand interactive co-operative solutions. Only then can the intellectual capitalof employees be fully realised. To establish this link, the two systems should share the same infrastructureto ensure the highest degree of integration of corporate and individualknowledge. The hybrid e-learning experience should then be delivered to employeesby way of a portal. Portals dominate an interface between employees, and mostpeople are now accustomed to using them at work and at home. Delivering dynamice-learning through a portal, which also makes use of the knowledge storedwithin the organ-isation’s knowledge management system, ensures people usingthe portal day-to-day have access to learning material, and, more importantly,will actually use it. This approach ensures that every employee is not just a‘learner’, but potentially a teacher as well. A knowledge management-based e-learning model can offer prepared coursecontent via the portal, but also allows employees to develop courses based onexisting documents and make these ad-hoc training sessions available tocolleagues via the portal. Response from Peter Richards, general manager UK, Hyperwave Professional dilemmasOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Hunger Mountain Coop still considering new Waterbury location

first_imgHunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier is extending its search for a possible second location in Waterbury. While its research showed that moving The Coop into the current RJ’s Friendly Market under the proposed plan poses too great a financial risk, the studies also indicated the potential for adding a Waterbury store remains feasible. As a result, The Coop will continue to explore options for an optimal storefront, though no final decision is anticipated in the near future.“We’ve heard from a lot of people who live and work around Waterbury that The Coop would be a welcome addition to this vibrant area”, explains Coop General Manager Kari Bradley. “But, we have to find the right fit before bringing this to a vote of our Member-Owners. They have raised a lot of questions during this process that will need to be addressed.”A new store and new market share would help The Coop advance its mission to sell more healthy and local food, serve more Members, increase sales for local vendors, create more jobs and cooperative commerce and deliver greater economic, social and environmental returns.For more information about The Coop, visit www.hungermountain.com(link is external), contact Krystal or Robyn at 223-8000 ext. 202, or sign up to be on The Coop’s e-news list by sending an email to [email protected](link sends e-mail).Source: Hunger Mountain Coop. 8.19.2010Hunger Mountain Coop, located in Montpelier, Vermont is a community-owned natural market & café committed to building a dynamic community of healthy individuals, sustainable local food systems and thriving cooperative commerce. The Coop celebrated its 38th anniversary in 2010.last_img read more

County Hurling Finalists to be revealed today

first_imgTipp FM will bring you live updates from both of today’s semi-finals at Semple Stadium.First up at two o’ clock is the meeting of Thurles Sarsfields and Templederry Kenyons.That’s then followed at 3:30 by the clash of the champions Loughmore-Castleiney and Mullinahone. In the rest of today’s games, Toomevara play Roscrea in a North U21 A Hurling tie, with throw-in at Moneygall set for 11:30.At 12:00 in Golden Rosegreen and Solohead contest the West Junior B Hurling Group 1 Final, while, at the same time in Group 2 of the West’s U21 B Hurling Knockavilla Kickhams meet Lattin Cullen Gaels in Bansha.Turning to the South and it’s Moyle Rovers versus Ballybacon Grange in Clonmel in Group 2 of the South U21 B Hurling.The other game from that competition also throws in at 12; that’s Grangemockler Davins against Anner Gaels in Monroe.And Cloughjordan is the venue at 3 for the North U21 A Hurling clash of Burgess and Kildangan.Elsewhere, there’s Tipperary interest in today’s Munster Club Hurling Quarter-Final at Walsh Park where Ballygunner take on Cratloe. The Premier County’s club champions will face the winner of that game in the semis.Throw-in there is at 2:30.last_img read more

150 new student places announced for LYIT

first_imgMinister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, has announced that almost 150 new student places are being provided on 13 courses in Letterkenny IT as part of a new Government fund.The additional opportunities for students are being created thanks to Government investment of €24 million across universities and colleges as part of the Human Capital Initiative.Minister McHugh said the Human Capital Initiative and Government investment will create more and better opportunities for students. “We know where the demands are for highly educated, qualified graduates and this investment is responding directly to that need.“We are trying to ensure the right support for colleges seeking to educate students with high priority enterprise skills such as science, engineering, ICT and professional construction.“There is a future focus to many of the courses.“Looking at Letterkenny IT’s focus, they are pushing for more students in engineering, metal trades, renewables, computing and digital forensics and healthcare. “It is great to see them plan for another 146 students to add to the more than 3,000 already studying there,” he said.For each extra place that is provided on target courses, Letterkenny IT will be allocated €2,500 in additional funding.The increased capacity at the college was approved after Letterkenny IT made bids for support under Pillar 2 of the Human Capital Initiative.Minister McHugh, said universities and colleges are answering the call to prepare students with better skills for a changing world of work.“This investment is a key part of the Government’s strategy under Future Jobs Ireland,” he added. The following courses at LYIT have been approved for support under the Human Capital InitiativeBSc ComputingBSc Security and Digital ForensicsBEng Electronic EngineeringBEng Mechanical Engineering – Mechanics and Metal TradesBEng Building Services and Renewable EnergyBEng in Civil EngineeringBSc Applied ComputingBSc Computer ScienceBSc Digital HealthcareBEng Electronics and Embedded SystemBEng Mechanical Engineering HonsBEng Fire Safety EngineeringBSc Data Science150 new student places announced for LYIT was last modified: December 16th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGovernment Fundjoe mc hughletterkennyLYITlast_img read more

Brain Candy as Tiger Milk

first_imgObservation: the human brain appears able to use lactate as fuel instead of glucose during strenuous exercise (see Science Daily).  Deduction: From an evolutionary perspective, the result of this study is a no-brainer.  Imagine what could have or did happen to all of the organisms that lost their wits along with their glucose when running from predators.  They were obviously a light snack for the animals able to use lactate.This gem was from Gerald Weismann, editor of the FASEB journal in which the study was published.  Weissmann did not explain why humans didn’t evolve some means to circumvent this threat of becoming crunchy brain candy to tigers – a little hot sauce surprise in the cerebellum, perhaps.  But then, it would be tough for the victim possessing that innovation to pass on his genes.  Presumably one can only “imagine what could have or did happen” when one loses his wits.This is the same Gerald Weismann that won SEQOTW two months ago for updating Darwin with On the Origin of Tumors by Natural Selection (08/13/2008).  This time, Weissmann was absolutely right.  From an evolutionary perspective, it was a no-brainer.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Planetary Eruptions

first_imgEruptions can come in two types: literal and figurative.  Some planetary bodies are literally erupting.  Others are causing figurative eruptions in theories.  Here are some recent news stories about planets, moons, comets and other objects circling our sun and other stars.  There hasn’t been much news from Mercury or Venus this month, so we’ll start on the home planet and work outward. Earth volcanoes:  Earth is busting out all over.  You can watch the fireworks going on at Mt. Etna on this BBC News video clip.  Live Science has a video of the hottest, deepest volcano on earth, found underwater near Fiji.  New Scientist resurrected the “heretical” view that the dinosaurs were killed by lava, not a meteor; two giant blobs of mantle that erupted onto the surface. One geologist remarked, “This will be controversial – it flies in the face of much of the research from the last 30 years.”  Wynne Perry at Live Science (see MSNBC) entertained the entertaining question, “Did a methane burp clear the way for the dinosaurs?”  Over at Science Daily, the idea was presented that much of earth’s surface was formed from ancient flood basalts, “giant lava eruptions that coat large swaths of land or ocean floor” periodically.  Incidentally, geologists are not sure where Earth’s internal heat comes from, especially since Japan’s KamLAND antineutrino detector came up short (see Science Daily).  “One thing we can say with near certainty is that radioactive decay alone is not enough to account for Earth’s heat energy,” remarked Stuart Freedman of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.  “Whether the rest is primordial heat or comes from some other source is an unanswered question.” Moon volcanoes:  A region of volcanism was found on the back side of the moon.  Most of the volcanic evidence, the maria, is on the near side, but in the middle of the cratered regions on the far side, reported PhysOrg, “a small volcanic province created by the upwelling of silicic magma” was reported by remote sensing of chemical clues by the Lunar Prospector.  “The unusual location of the province and the surprising composition of the lava that formed it offer tantalizing clues to the Moon’s thermal history.” Mars volcanoes:  A Texas geologist is pouring lava on hopes for life on Mars by resurrecting a “heretical”  view that most of Martian history was created by lava, not water.  According to PhysOrg, David Leverington (Texas Tech) argues that slippery, low-viscosity lavas mimicked the action of water, carving the channels and basins that so tantalize astrobiologists. “If Leverington is right, the odds of life on Mars plummet to near zero,” because Mars would have been bone dry most of its history.  “But that’s a big ‘if’,” the article cautioned. Arguments on both sides of the debate were presented.  JPL’s next Mars rover Curiosity, scheduled for launch this fall, has a target for its August 2012 landing: Gale Crater, which is thought to have had liquid water in the past (Live Science).  Mission scientists, who love to look for water with visions of life, are probably hoping Leverington is wrong. Vesta geology: JPL’s DAWN spacecraft arrived in orbit at the giant asteroid Vesta on July 17.  It’s too early for science results, but the BBC News posted some of the best early images of the colorful, crater-packed surface.  Jupiter moon mysteries:  Live Science posted a review of “The Greatest Mysteries of Jupiter’s Moons” by Adam Hadhazy.  He presented the traditional tidal-flexing model of Io’s volcanism, but then admitted that tidal forces alone “might not account for all this oomph.”  The Juno spacecraft, readying for its launch in August, may make Io a prime target for study.  News media like PhysOrg and the Los Angeles Times have been exaggerating its capabilities as if one mission could “find the recipe for planet-making.” Titan volcanoes:  Out at the Saturn system, the source of Titan’s atmosphere is still a puzzle.  New Scientist said that planetologists are still unsure whether material has erupted onto the giant moon’s surface and replenished the methane which otherwise would be gone within 15 million years (a third of 1% the assumed age of the moon).  The article by Jeff Hecht reviews the findings and mysteries of this major enigmatic body of the solar system. Enceladus showers:  Saturn is feeling the eruptions from its little geysering moon Enceladus.  That surprising announcement came from the news room of the Herschel Space Observatory, a mission of the European Space Agency.  “Enceladus rains water onto Saturn,” PhysOrg said; New Scientist headlined, “Moon-showers give Saturn an aquatic belt.”  The infrared instrument on the orbiting telescope was able to detect the water and estimate that 5 percent of the eruptive water vapor (250 kg per second) “falls on Saturn where it collects to form a ring extending five times the width of the planet.”  This process is “unique to Saturn,” PhysOrg said.  The water belt extends out 10 Saturn radii and is one Saturn radius thick.  What happens to the other 95 percent?  “Although most of the water from Enceladus is lost into space, freezes on the rings or perhaps falls onto Saturn’s other moons, the small fraction that does fall into the planet is sufficient to explain the water observed in its upper atmosphere.” Pluto moon:  The Pluto system has added a child: Hubble discovered another small moon, bringing the family to four moons and a parent “dwarf planet” as Pluto is now labeled (PhysOrg).  Space.com quoted Alan Stern, principal investigator of the New Horizons spacecraft slated to swing by Pluto in July 2015. “This is a whole new kind of planet,” he said.  “It’s going to blow our doors off.”  One door ready to be blown is the dynamical problem of how such a small body could have four objects in orbit around it for billions of years. Comet eruptions:  A “theory eruption” has taken place regarding comets.  Sample returns and remote sensing has established that some cometary material formed at high temperatures, contrary to decades of assumptions.  PhysOrg presented work by European researchers who came up with a model employing “photophoresis,” that assumes material from the hottest parts of the inner solar system got cooked sunny side up.  The difference in temperature on the two sides of a particle leads to migration, they say, conveying the cooked material outward by sunlight pressure, where it became incorporated into comets.  “This novel physical explanation could account for the position of certain dust rings observed in protoplanetary disks and thus shed light on the conditions of planet formation,” they said.  Whether the model works if the grains rotate was not clear from the article.  Comet Hartley 2 is a real-world comet that made the news on PhysOrg.  Its tail includes particles as large as golf balls. Extrasolar planets:  Space.com is dabbling in the occult.  Its article, “How to keep lonely planets snug: just add dark matter” calls on mysterious unknown stuff to warm up lonely exoplanets wandering through the darkness of space.  Neither isolated planets nor dark matter have ever been observed, but the author quoted an astrobiologist who went even further into speculation, imagining life on such worlds subsisting off the internal heat from imaginary dark matter interactions with the imaginary planets. On his blog The Procrustean, physicist Rob Sheldon told a personal story of his friend’s quest to measure the solar wind.  It led to the Genesis mission, which found that the oxygen isotope ratios differ between the solar wind and earth, leading to the conclusion that Laplace, inventor of the nebular hypothesis, was wrong – not only in his physics, but his metaphysics (compared to Newton’s).  Tied into the discussion was Cornelius Hunter’s recent philosophical entry on his blog Darwin’s God about Laplace, Kant, Darwin, and god-of-the gaps hypotheses. We are very fortunate to live in an age of exceptional discoveries in astronomy.  We are less fortunate to live in a time of incorrigible materialism, when our science representatives spend reckless drafts on the bank of time to a point where we face an international debt crisis that is unlikely to be paid back, even with higher taxing of credulity.(Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

No service in outer space? No problem!

first_imgPlanetary Pursuit has officially launched and your journey through the Solar System has begun! In an attempt to relieve any turbulence throughout your expedition, Ground Control will be offering useful tips for smooth space sailing. Even though you may be roaming outer space, there’s no need to let your data roam while caching! Take your adventure offline to find caches anywhere the game takes you with Geocaching Premium. As a Premium member, you can save lists of geocaches for offline use so you’ll always be ready for the next adventure no matter where your cell service ends. Here’s how to download a list and access it offline in the Geocaching® app:1. Go to the My Lists section of the Geocaching® app.2. Tap the ellipsis (…) next to the list that you want to download.3. Select Download Offline Data.Offline maps are saved in the Trails map type. When you’re geocaching without an internet connection, switch to Trails to see your offline maps!Start planning your out-of-this-world geocaching adventures and earning up to 10 new souvenirs! Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedNew tools for your next trip into the great outdoors!January 17, 2017In “News”10 Useful Geocaching® app features you may not even know you haveMarch 23, 2017In “News”Six geocache outing planning mistakes you don’t know you are makingApril 30, 2019In “News”last_img read more

How Energy Efficient Is My Home?

first_imgA newly adopted provision in the 2006 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC) requires that a permanent certificate be posted on the electrical distribution panel. This certificate is for the express purpose of identifying the efficiency of various energy components of the home and must include the following:The predominate R-value of insulation in ceiling/roof, walls, foundation, crawl space wall, and floor;U-factors for windows, skylights, etc. (where there is more than one value, the value covering the largest area must be listed);The solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of windows, skylights, etc. (again, where there is more than one value, the value covering the largest area must be listed);The types and efficiencies of heating, cooling, and water heating equipment.The premise is that posting these details will increase demand for more energy-efficient homes.There are some drawbacks, however. First, some types of insulation, such as blown insulation, which tends to settle, lose thermal values over time. Energy-efficient measures for windows or doors and associated weather-stripping, if not maintained, will also lose efficiency. Heating and cooling equipment will lose efficiency with considerable use. So, the unsuspecting buyer may have a false sense of security in the label. Because of this, the 2012 edition of the IRC may include a provision about the potential for declining energy efficient values for a variety of products.In any case, asking the builder or registered design professional to post such a notice is a great advancement. Now, the responsibility for installing energy efficient measures is assigned.last_img read more

Beau Belga repeats as PBA Obstacle Course champion

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director MANILA, Philippines—Beau Belga really does love the dramatic.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Faundo, though, wasn’t able to take advantage of Belga’s gaffe.“I stepped on the marker and my momentum was going forward and my shoes at the back slipped,” said Belga in Filipino.“When I got down I knew that I’d lose, but when I got up I saw Bryan was still on the passing area.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Rain or Shine’s big man got up from one epic slide and repeated as the PBA’s Obstacle Course champion during the 2019 All-Star Weekend in Calasiao, Pangasinan Friday.Belga clocked in at 21.0 seconds in the final run, where his only mistake was a missed free throw to finish just 0.3 seconds faster than first runner-up Russell Escoto of Columbian.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThat, however, wasn’t the most dramatic rise for Belga in the big man challenge.Belga was well ahead of Meralco’s Bryan Faundo in the semifinals before slipping in the course’s chest pass area. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Heavy favorite Demetrious Johnson not taking Japanese foe lightly in 1st ONE fight View commentslast_img read more