Supreme Court Seeks Andhra Pradesh Response On Odisha’s Contempt Plea Over Kotiya Villages Dispute

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Seeks Andhra Pradesh Response On Odisha’s Contempt Plea Over Kotiya Villages Dispute LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Feb 2021 12:20 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday sought for the response of the State of Andhra Pradesh in a contempt plea filed by the State of Odisha alleging that the former had taken over certain villages belonging to the former in violation of an order of the Apex Court. A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar heard the matter and directed Advocate Mahfooz A. Nazki, appearing on behalf of Andhra…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 Supreme Court on Friday sought for the response of the State of Andhra Pradesh in a contempt plea filed by the State of Odisha alleging that the former had taken over certain villages belonging to the former in violation of an order of the Apex Court. A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar heard the matter and directed Advocate Mahfooz A. Nazki, appearing on behalf of Andhra Pradesh, to file a response to the plea. The matter will now be listed on next Friday, 19th February. In today’s hearing, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, appearing on behalf of the State of Odisha, alleged that local body elections wer  going to be held in the three villages which the Andhra Pradesh Government took over from Odisha violation a status quo order of the Supreme Court.  The bench directed for the Petitioner to serve an advanced copy of the petition to the Standing Counsel for Andhra Pradesh, and for the latter to file a response to the same. Yesterday, Singh had mentioned the matter before the Chief Justice of India and had contended that it was “a grave constitutional crisis”. The contempt petition relates to Kotia group of villages which was a subject matter of an original suit filed by Orissa(as it was called then) in 1968 against the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh. In 2006, the Supreme Court dismissed the suit as non-maintainable under Article 131 of the Constitution. However, the Court recorded in the order passed on March 30, 2006, an earlier undertaking given by both the states in 1968 to maintain status quo with respect to the dispute. The Naveen Patnaik-led government of Odisha now alleges that Andhra Pradesh has violated this status quo order, which was passed on the basis of consent of both the parties. The contempt petition, filed through Advocate Sibo Sankar Mishra, states that while issuing notification for local body election in Vizianagaram district last year, the Andhra Government “clandestinely roped in” three villages from the Kotia group of villages falling within Koraput district of Odisha and have included them in Vizianagaram district with new names. It is alleged that these notifications, issued on March 5, 2020 by the government under YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, were kept a “dead secret”. Thus, the allegation is that Andhra Pradesh has taken over three grama panchayats belonging to Odisha and have renamed them and added them to AP by violating the status quo order of the Supreme Court. It is further alleged that Andhra Pradesh is going to hold elections in these new grama panchayats which have been snatched from Odisha. It is stated that the Odisha government got to know about the move of Andhra Pradesh to hold local body elections in these three villages only on February 2, when the local Tehsildar went for a field visit in Kotiya group of villages. Odisha claims in the petition that these villages have always been its part administratively and that it has undertaken several developmental activities in the region over the years. It is stated that elections for the Parliament, State Assembly and local bodies have been taking place in these villages since inception. There has been no impediment whatsoever legally or otherwise in conducting election either to the assembly, parliament or for the local body at any point in time created by the state of Andhra Pradesh and this is for the first time that the election have been sought to be held in the disputed villages by the AP Government. The petition refers to the Electoral Rolls prepared by the Election Commission of India to argue that the voters of these villages fall within Koraput Constituency of Odisha. “…it is abundantly clear that the state of Orissa have been administrating continuously the villages in subject apart from electing representatives for local bodies and assembly and parliamentary constituency. Therefore the attempt on the part of the contemnor to conduct election in the newly self-named three villages pertaining to the territory of petitioner state is nothing but a willful attempt to sabotage the dictum of this Hon’ble Court”, the petition states. The petition urges the Court to issue contempt notice to Dr Mude Hari Jawaharlal IAS (Collector and District Election Authority, Vizianagaram), Adityanath Das IAS(Chief Secretary, AP) and Dr N Ramesh Kumar IAS(State Election Commissioner) for alleged violation of the order passed by the Supreme Court on March 30, 2006 which made absolute the undertaking given by both states in 1968 to maintain status quo over the Kotiya group of villages. Next Storylast_img read more

270 new Covid 19 cases in ROI, 20 of them in Donegal

first_imgMayo5163.2213 Dublin103173.72341 Previous articleEvening News, Sport, and Obituaries on Monday November 9thNext articleDL Debate – 09/11/20 News Highland Donegal20275.8439 Carlow<5147.584 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Meath8212.8415 Offaly<511892 Louth8159.1205 Kildare<5122.2272 Kerry9155229 Cavan<5156.2119 Monaghan<5140.186 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Roscommon8150.397 *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 65,659 confirmed cases reflects this.Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 08 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19.There has been a total of 1,948 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Sunday 8th November, the HPSC has been notified of 270 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 65,659* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today;143 are men / 127 are women69% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 34 years old103 in Dublin, 34 in Limerick, 20 in Donegal, 12 in Cork, 9 in Kerry, 9 in Kilkenny and the remaining 83 cases are spread across 20 other counties.As of 2pm today 291 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 39 are in ICU. 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.ENDS// Leitrim<537.412 Westmeath<5179.1159 Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Longford<5156.664 Laois<5155.8132 Sligo<5155.6102 By News Highland - November 9, 2020 center_img Galway<5125.9325 Google+ Pinterest Waterford<5137.7160 Kilkenny9134133 Homepage BannerNews Limerick34213.4416 There were 270 new cases of Covid 19 reported this evening in the Republic, 20 of them in Donegal.One more death has been confirmed.That brings the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 69,659, with 1,948 Covid related deaths.Donegal's incidence rate is now 275.8 per 100,000 people, compared to the national rate of 161. Donegal's rate is still the highest in the country.Meanwhile, north of the border, another 10 people have died with Covid-19, and there are 471 new cases.Nine of the deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.The total number of cases stands at 43,388, and the death toll has risen to 791. Pinterest Clare6138.9165 Wexford<574.8112 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Ireland270161.07,665 Wicklow<582.9118 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp County_NameToday's cases (to midnight 08NOV2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 populationNew Cases during last 14 days (26OCT2020 to 08NOV2020) Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Tipperary8115.9185 Cork12182.4990 270 new Covid 19 cases in ROI, 20 of them in Donegallast_img read more

Elkhart County passes St. Joseph County in COVID cases

first_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Elkhart County passes St. Joseph County in COVID cases WhatsApp Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+ By Tommie Lee – June 3, 2020 1 589 (IN Dept. of Health) The latest numbers from Indiana’s Department of Health show that Elkhart County has passed St. Joseph County for the 5th-most cases statewide.Elkhart now has 1,435 cases countywide, and 29 deaths.Indiana now has 35,712 positive cases and more than 2,000 deaths. The Department is reporting nearly 278,000 tests. Previous articleCorby’s Irish Pub closes until at least JulyNext articleMishawaka HS repairs clock tower, installs digital bells Tommie Leelast_img read more

A Cool-Blue Innovation in Cloud Storage

first_imgIn my job I am exposed to hundreds of new technology solutions every month. Some of these self-proclaimed “game changing ideas” are either “me too” solutions which follow others’ lead and compete on price or a couple of features.  Other new ideas are so esoteric I am incapable of understanding why they even exist. However, every now and then I come across something that forces me to sit up and take notice. With no small amount of fanfare, Cirtas Systems recently released their Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller based on Dell hardware and when I learned about what it is and what it does, I couldn’t help but take notice.Taking the concept of cloud based storage, with all the efficiencies of scale, reliability, resiliency, and reduced liabilities it can bring, Cirtas seamlessly connects mid-market enterprises to the cloud while providing the performance of local network storage. The device provides caching, WAN optimization, de-duplication, and other features that both accelerate the performance of cloud storage and reduce the fees associated with using it.  Even better, it adds features to cloud storage, such as thin provisioning and snapshots, which had previously been the reserve of expensive enterprise storage systems.  The Cirtas Bluejet even aggregates multiple cloud providers to a single node on the network.Working with the Dell OEM Solutions, the Bluejet appliance comes configured and ready to install. Built upon Dell’s OEM-Ready server platform, Cirtas provides world class reliability, supportability, and manageability to their customers. With Dell’s help Cirtas is able to bring their brilliant innovations in the software realm to a hardware solution which assures their customers have the best experience with their solution.It is great to see such refreshing innovative solutions hitting the market.Learn more about Dell OEM Solutions at www.dell.com/oem.last_img read more

Cannabis referendum: Think marijuana is harmless? Think again

first_imgStuff co.nz 10 July 2020Family First Comment: So many good points in this excellent op-Ed. Including …“ The gang-controlled black market for cannabis will still be thriving and in operation (contrary to what many would like you to believe) for teenagers to purchase drugs, which they’ll see as a very normal substance. Not only that, but when cannabis is legally grown in your neighbour’s backyard, there is no way to stop youth or anyone else for that matter, from taking it. As well as selling cannabis for cheaper prices because of no taxes, the black market will also host a much larger range of drugs to use after the gateway drug of cannabis. Police will also find it much harder to distinguish legally and illegally (gang) grown cannabis plants and shut down gang operations.”OPINION: We are all familiar with the Government’s “Smokefree 2025” goals. On one hand, we’re saying it’s not good to smoke tobacco, and on the other, we’re saying that smoking cannabis is fine.Children will be prohibited from purchasing cannabis if it becomes legalised in the 2020 referendum as you probably know, but most teenagers get their hands on alcohol and tobacco from friends and family, not retailers, so nothing is going to stop the same happening with cannabis.The gang-controlled black market for cannabis will still be thriving and in operation (contrary to what many would like you to believe) for teenagers to purchase drugs, which they’ll see as a very normal substance. Not only that, but when cannabis is legally grown in your neighbour’s backyard, there is no way to stop youth or anyone else for that matter, from taking it.As well as selling cannabis for cheaper prices because of no taxes, the black market will also host a much larger range of drugs to use after the gateway drug of cannabis. Police will also find it much harder to distinguish legally and illegally (gang) grown cannabis plants and shut down gang operations.Many people liken cannabis to tobacco cigarettes and claim cannabis is less harmful and addictive. However, the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand concluded that long-term cannabis usage increases the risk of lung cancer. Even worse, the British Lung foundation concluded that just three or four cannabis joints are as bad as smoking 20 tobacco cigarettes. Dying from high blood pressure is also three times more likely for cannabis users than non-users, which is still higher than that of people who smoke cigarettes.In the US state of Oregon where cannabis has been legalised, the amount of children younger than six being poisoned by cannabis rose by a whopping 271 per cent from 2014 – 2018. A 2017 Arizona report has shown that cannabis was the substance most often linked to child abuse deaths in 2016.If a pregnant woman smokes cannabis, it can affect parts of the baby’s brain. Later in life, the child is more likely to face problems with attention, memory, and problem solving. One study has shown that people who smoked cannabis heavily between the ages of 13 and 38 lost an average of 8 IQ points.Although people under 20 are banned from buying “legal” cannabis in the proposed bill, it is legal to grow two cannabis plants per adult at home. This means children could easily take cannabis from the plants grown by their parents, or a neighbour.A New Zealand report shows two thirds of construction industry members are worried about the effects of cannabis law reform. Karl Hardy, a founder of a work-place drug testing company, claims he expected to see drug-related recruitment issues in the event of legalisation.A New Zealand study shows regular cannabis users have 10 times the risk of car crash injuries or death compared to non-users, with another study showing that more than half of drivers causing a crash had drugs in their system.Unless every single drug is legalised, this proposed legalisation of cannabis will not work because gangs will always be tempting people with the next harsher drug that some people will claim the government needs to control and regulate.https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/122082490/cannabis-referendum-think-marijuana-is-harmless-think-againKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Dodgers trade rumors: Los Angeles among teams interested in Orioles reliever Mychal Givens

first_img“We are working feverishly, just like the other 29 teams right now, to do everything in our power to add and augment this group of guys that we have a very high level of belief in,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said this week (via the Orange County Register). “So, any way we can improve we’re going to be as aggressive to improve as we have in the past.”The Dodgers entered play Tuesday in first place of the National League West with an MLB-best 67-35 record. They lead Diamondbacks and Giants, who are tied for second in the division, by 15 1/2 games The 29-year-old holds a 1-4 record with a 4.23 ERA in 33 appearances so far this season. He has struck out 52 and walked 17 in 38 1/3 innings on the mound.The Dodgers, meanwhile, are clearly looking to upgrade their bullpen. They’ve reportedly already inquired about multiple pitchers, including Brad Hand, Ken Giles, Felipe Vazquez, Jake Diekman and Will Smith, among others. Related News Phillies’ Hector Neris’ ’emotions’ not sitting well with Dodgers The Dodgers continue to pursue relievers.Los Angeles is among the teams interested in Orioles right-hander Mychal Givens, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources.center_img MLB trade rumors: Dodgers could make ‘a strong play’ for Royals reliever Jake Diekman “While we’d love to have a completely flawless team where we didn’t feel like we needed to engage with the other teams, that’s not the case — and I guess it probably never will be where you just don’t feel you couldn’t do something to make yourself better in July,” Friedman said. “But there are certainly players that we feel like adding them will help us in our pursuit of winning a world championship and that’s what we’re working towards.”The Indians and Braves both could potentially deal for Givens, as well, according to The Athletic.last_img read more