UP Tops List In Sitting Legislators Accused Of Heinous Crimes; Ex-MPs, MLAs Face Trial in 4442 Cases PAN India: SC Told

first_imgTop StoriesUP Tops List In Sitting Legislators Accused Of Heinous Crimes; Ex-MPs, MLAs Face Trial in 4442 Cases PAN India: SC Told Sanya Talwar8 Sep 2020 11:37 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has been informed that criminal cases pending against sitting & former MLA’s and MPs are 4442 in number. There are 2556 accused persons amongst the sitting legislators. The amicus curiae has acted on a direction by the top court in the PIL filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking speedy disposal of criminal cases against both former MPs & MLAs, whereby the…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 has been informed that criminal cases pending against sitting & former MLA’s and MPs are 4442 in number. There are 2556 accused persons amongst the sitting legislators. The amicus curiae has acted on a direction by the top court in the PIL filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking speedy disposal of criminal cases against both former MPs & MLAs, whereby the High Courts across the country were directed to compile a list of criminal cases against former and present legislators.Filed on behalf of Senior Advocate Vijay Hansaria and Advocate Sneha Kalita, the Amicus has stated, “There are total 4442 cases pending against MPs/ MLAs (sitting and former) in different courts including Special Courts for MPs and MLAs. In 2556 cases sitting legislators are accused persons. The number of legislators involved are more than total number of cases since there are more than one accused in one case, and the same legislator is an accused in more than one case”. It is stated that in a large number of cases, non-bailable arrest warrants issued by the trial courts were yet to be issued and in many instances, they were yet to be executed by the trial court.The submission stipulates that in Uttar Pradesh, there are 1217 pending cases, out of which in 446 cases sitting legislators are accused. 35 of the sitting legislators and 81 of the sitting legislators are accused of heinous crimes which are punishable with a life term. UP tops the list.”Trial in 85 cases has been held up due to stay granted by higher courts. One Special Court was constituted at Allahabad in terms of the directions issued in present case. Presently, the said Special Court is trying cases relating to incidents in adjoining 12 districts”UP is followed by State of Bihar with 73 cases relate to offence punishable with life imprisonment out of which 30 cases are against sitting legislators and 43 against former legislators.In Maharashtra, there are total 330 pending cases, out of which in 222 sitting legislators are accused, 31 cases relate to offence punishable with life imprisonment out of which 17 cases against sitting legislators and 14 against former legislators.In Orissa, there are 331 cases, out of which in 220 cases sitting legislators are accused out of which 32 cases relate to offence punishable with life imprisonment and 10 cases against sitting legislators and 22 against former legislators.In Madhya Pradesh There are 184 cases, out of which in 125 cases sitting legislators are accused, 31 cases are those which are punishable with life imprisonment out of which 12 cases against sitting legislators and 19 against former legislators.In Andhra Pradesh, There are 106 cases and all are pending before one Special Court, Vijaywada. “In 85 cases sitting MPs/ MLAs are accused. However, the number of legislators involved are more than total number of cases since there are more than one accused in one case. The said case relates to an offence under section 188 IPC punishable with imprisonment for 2 years,” it states.In West Bengal, there are total 131 pending cases, out of which in 101 cases sitting legislators are accused. The Amicus states that “it appears from the report that in most of the cases charges have yet not been framed, as against the column of date of framing charge it has been stated as ‘Nil’, even when the cases relate to incidents of as far back as 1981″In Karnataka 53 cases relate to offences punishable with life imprisonment, out of which 27 cases against sitting legislators and 26 against former legislators.In Kerala, there are 333 cases, out of which in 310 cases sitting legislators are accused. In Assam, there are 35 cases pending, out of which in 25 cases sitting legislators are accused out of which 12 cases relate to offences punishable with imprisonment for life, out of which 8 are against sitting legislators.In Delhi, there are 87 cases pending before two Special Courts one each at sessions (25) and magisterial level (62). 118 legislators (87 sitting and 31 former) are accused in these cases.In Punjab, there are 35 cases, out of which in 21 cases sitting MPs/ MLAs are accused. In Jharkhand, there are 142 cases, out of which in 86 cases sitting legislators are accused. There are 89 cases pending, out of which in 69 cases sitting MPs/ MLAs are accused persons out of which 8 cases are offences are punishable with life imprisonment. In Telangana, there are 118 cases and in 107 sitting legislators are accused persons. Al these cases are pending before one Special Court at Hyderabad.In Rajasthan, there are 49 pending cases, out of which 17 legislators are accused. There are 4 cases which relate to offences punishable with life imprisonment, and all of them are against former legislators and so on.In Chattisgarh, there are 21 cases pending out of which in 13 cases sitting MLAs are accused. In Uttarakhand, there are 20 cases and in 16 cases sitting legislators are accused persons.In Goa, There are total 12 cases, out of which in 10 cases sitting legislators are accused.In Manipur, there are 15 cases out of which in 10 cases sitting legislators are accused. In Mizoram, there are 4 cases against three sitting legislators, out of which two are punishable with life imprisonment and two other with imprisonment of 10 years.Apart from the above, details of other States have not been furnished since there are few cases and there are no issues to be specifically brought to the notice of this Hon’ble Court.Click Here To Read SubmissionsNext Storylast_img read more

Medicaid expansion faces challenges as Jan. 1 deadline looms

first_img Read Full Story With just months remaining before the Jan. 1 rollout of changes to the  Medicaid program that will expand health care coverage to as many as 10-20 million Americans, substantial implementation challenges remain — namely, uncertainty regarding costs and the number of states willing to accept the federal subsidy to expand Medicaid coverage to their citizens.Benjamin Sommers, assistant professor of health policy and economics at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), provided an overview of the latest policy debates and research findings regarding the Medicaid expansion on July 16, part of HSPH’s summertime Hot Topics lecture series.Implementing the Medicaid expansion “is not going to be smooth sailing,” Sommers said. But, he added, the expanded access for many low-income Americans is “a big step forward in a country that has a long history of health inequity.”Sommers worked on the law as a senior adviser in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, from 2011-2012.Under current guidelines, only low-income people in certain categories including children, the elderly, and the disabled are eligible for Medicaid benefits. But the expansion passed as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 extends eligibility to everyone with family incomes below 133% of the poverty line (approximately $15,000 for a single adult and $30,000 for a family of four). The federal government will pay states 100 percent of new Medicaid recipients’ tabs during the first three years of the Medicaid expansion and 90 percent of those costs in the long run.last_img read more

23 days agoStoke boss Nathan Jones accepts he’ll likely lose his job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Stoke boss Nathan Jones accepts he’ll likely lose his jobby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStoke City boss Nathan Jones has accepted he will likely lose his job this week.Jones was speaking after the Potters lost 1-0 at home to fellow strugglers Huddersfield Town.He admitted: “If I’m not getting the results I expect the inevitable to happen. I’m not concerned. I was concerned after four days of taking the job, but I’m not concerned now.”The league table doesn’t lie after 10 games, we just haven’t been good enough. It’s a wonderful club and the fans and owners have given me lots of patience, but we’ve lost our way and something has to change.”I’ve had nine months to turn things around and, for one reason or another, I’ve not done it. It’s been tough on me and my family, but I just feel sad. It’s a great club but it just hasn’t worked out.”I couldn’t have given it any more, I’ve given it everything I can.” last_img read more

Gov’t Negotiates $100 Million Loan Package for Banana Farmers

first_imgTo assist with the resuscitation of the banana industry, the Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, has negotiated a $100 million loan package from the People’s Cooperative (PC) Banks, which will be available to farmers at an interest rate of five per cent. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, during a statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (Nov. 6), said the PC Banks have also agreed to reduce the one-off fees on loans from three per cent to 1.5 per cent to assist the industry at this time. She said the Government recognises that some of the smaller banana farmers may not be able to access these loan funds and so the Ministry has negotiated with the European Union to allocate $13 million from the European Union Banana Support Programme (EUBSP) to assist small farmers with fertilizer and insecticide. Some 3,888 bags of fertilizer and 39 kilograms of insecticide will be distributed in the worst affected areas this week. She informed that banana farmers, who suffered losses above 50 per cent of production and who are subscribers to the Catastrophe Fund, will receive their pay-out shortly.last_img read more

Alka Lamba meets Sonia Gandhi fuels speculation of joining Congress

first_imgNew Delhi: Disgruntled Aam Aadmi Party MLA Alka Lamba met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, fuelling speculations of her joining the grand old party ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections scheduled to be held early next year. Lamba, however, said that she met Gandhi to discuss a number of issues, including the current political situation of the country. She started her political career with the Congress, and had served the party in various capacities for around 20 years before joining the AAP. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk had last month announced that she has made up her mind about leaving the party and contest the upcoming Assembly election as an Independent. Lamba has been at odds with the Aam Aadmi Party for some time now. After the party’s defeat in Lok Sabha polls, she had sought accountability from its national convener Arvind Kejriwal. She was then removed from the official WhatsApp group of the party lawmakers. She had also refused to campaign for party in the Lok Sabha polls and refrained from participating in Kejriwal’s roadshow after she was asked to walk behind his car during the event. Lamba first hit a rough patch with the AAP over its decision to pass a resolution to revoke Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna. She raised objections to the party’s resolution.last_img read more

Geoscience BC Open House in Dawson Creek

first_imgGeoscience BC shares they have launched a new project to assess the potential amplification of ground movement associated with earthquakes generated by hydraulic fracturing and fluid injection in an area around Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.According to Geoscience BC, the project addresses public concerns relating to seismicity and oil and gas industry activity in northeastern BC, especially in areas close to communities and infrastructure. The project will examine how seismic waves from earthquakes can potentially be amplified in specific shallow geological conditions. Lead researcher Dr. Patrick Monahan said, “Most recent studies in this area have focussed on the reduction of ground motion as you get further from the seismic event. But seismic ground motions can also be amplified significantly on sites underlain by certain sediments, compared to sites on bedrock or firm ground.” Geoscience BC Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Carlos Salas said, “The new science generated by this project will help us better understand which areas have the potential of increased ground motion during induced seismicity events associated with natural gas extraction. The information can be used by industry, regulators, communities in the Peace River Regional District and Indigenous groups to improve industry procedures to manage felt events.” DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – An open house is being held in Dawson Creek by Geoscience BC regarding a new project to assess the potential amplification of ground movement around Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.Join Geoscience BC staff and lead researcher Dr. Patrick Monahan to learn more about the project at the open house on the evening of Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre – Meeting Room 1, 10401 10 Street, Dawson Creek.The event is free and open to anyone to attend. , light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided, register for the event; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Manchester City in Champions quarters crush Schalke 70

first_imgManchester: Manchester City has humiliated Schalke 7-0 to win the Champions League knockout stage tie 10-2 on aggregate and claim a berth in the quarter-finals. Sergio “Kun” Agüero had a brace for the hosts at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium late on Tuesday. Already leading 3-2 after the first leg in Gelsenkirchen, City dominated from the start of the contest and virtually all of the action was in front of visiting goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann. Schalke coach Dominico Tedesco fielded an attack-oriented side, but they struggled to find any gaps in the City defence and left themselves vulnerable. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherCity threatened in the 13th minute, when Kyle Walker’s deep pass found Raheem Sterling, who advanced toward the goal and left the ball for Agüero, whose strike hit the post. Twenty minutes later, City’s Bernardo Silva went down in the area after being brushed by defender Jeffrey Bruma and referee Clement Turpin pointed to the spot. Though the penalty looked soft, Turpin felt no need to consult VAR and Agüero coolly converted in the 35th minute to give City a two-goal overall lead. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenThe Argentine international needed just three minutes to get his second of the night, taking a pass from Sterling and slipping the ball under Fährmann. With Schalke forced to press forward, City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko got the ball to a wide-open Leroy Sane and the German scored against his former club to make it 3-0 on the night and a daunting 6-2 overall in the 42nd minute. City, despite the more-than-comfortable lead, did not let up in the second half and scored twice in the opening 10 minutes after the re-start. The first, by Sane, was disallowed for an offside. Sterling’s goal in the 56th minute looked set to suffer the same fate until VAR confirmed that all of the attacking players were onside. Even as City slowed the pace, the nightmare continued for Schalke. Bernardo Silva scored from inside the box in the 71st minute, seven minutes before Phil Foden made it 6-0 (9-2) with a great assist from Sane. Gabriel Jesus delivered the final blow with six minutes left. City, the Premier League holders, are headed to the Champions League quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.last_img read more

Alert guard helps police nab four men stealing shuttering plates from a

first_imgNew Delhi: An alert guard helped the police nab four people who were allegedly stealing shuttering plates from a farm house in south Delhi’s Fatehpur Beri, police said Wednesday. At around 8 PM on Tuesday, Sanjay Yadav (35) employed as the security guard at Jindal farm in Jonapur heard noises coming from another farm house situated on the opposite side. He found four men loading shuttering plates in a tempo but on seeing him, the men tried to escape from the spot. “But the beat officers who were patrolling the area on a motorcycle apprehended the three men with the help of security guard,” said Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south). The fourth person was also apprehended after he was found hiding near the tempo. Shuttering plates are made using best quality metals and is basically used for supporting items for building construction slab, canopy, beam among others. The accused have been identified as Arjun (21), Deepak (18), Satish (19) and Narayan (23), all residents of ‘jhuggies’ in Jonapur, police said. A case was registered, the officer said. Large iron shuttering plate, a tempo, water pumping motor, ceiling and exhaust fan and air condition covers were also recovered from their possession.last_img read more

Buckeyes make their case for a College Football Playoff spot with shutout

Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones holds the Big Ten Championship trophy after OSU’s 59-0 win over Wisconsin in the conference title game on Dec. 6 in Indianapolis.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorINDIANAPOLIS — He waited to say it, but Jeff Heuerman made it clear whether or not he feels Ohio State should make the first-ever College Football Playoff.“I’ve kept my mouth shut about that for a very long time, but I’m done with that,” the senior tight end said after the Buckeyes locked up their 35th Big Ten Championship. “We’re definitely one of the top four teams in the country.”OSU — ranked No. 5 in the College Football Playoff standings — shutout No. 13 Wisconsin, 59-0, in the Big Ten title game Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium, but all four teams ranked ahead of the Buckeyes won over the weekend as well.But the Buckeyes’ win came under unusual circumstances, as the player starting the game at quarterback was third on the depth chart two weeks before the season started. Saturday’s win also came less than a week after the team learned of the death of walk-on defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge.Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones — starting in place of the injured redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett — said the win was a “huge statement” for the playoff selection committee.“I mean, we played a great, great team, the No. 2 defense in the country,” Jones said after the game. “We put up 59 points on them.”OSU also found a way to stymie Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon — the nation’s top rusher this season. The Buckeyes held Gordon to just 76 yards on the ground, and held him without a touchdown for the first time since Wisconsin’s win over Western Illinois in its second game of the season.With dominating numbers on both sides of the ball, Heuerman said he simply doesn’t see a logical scenario that would keep OSU out of the playoffs.“Come in here and play the 13th-ranked team in the country, No. 1 in the Big Ten in defense, come in here and put up those kind of numbers,” Heuerman said. “Defensively you look at what we did tonight with a Heisman Trophy candidate (Gordon) who’s held to 76 yards and didn’t put up one single point, I don’t know how you don’t put us in the top four, honestly.”OSU coach Urban Meyer — who won two national titles under the BCS-bowl format while he was the coach at Florida — said the selection committee has a difficult task, but added he feels like the Buckeyes are playing as well as the other top teams in the country.“All I can speak to is I’ve been around teams that have competed and won national championships,” Meyer said after the game. “This team, the way it’s playing right now, is one of the top teams in America.”Coming into the game, OSU was ranked behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Texas Christian University and No. 4 Florida State. With all four of those teams winning along with the Buckeyes, OSU would have to jump one of them in order to make the playoffs.Confronted with the idea of missing out on a chance to compete for a national championship, Heuerman stressed that he feels the Buckeyes deserve to be in the top four.“I don’t even want to think about not being in the top four,” He said. “Like I said, I think we’re a top-four team in the country, I don’t think there’s any doubt about that and the College Football (Playoff) committee, they watched that game, I don’t know how any of them say we’re not.”Heuerman added the Buckeyes’ big win came against a top-notch opponent.“We didn’t come in and play a slouch of a football team today, they were a good football team,” he said. “And the way we came in and executed, it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen, honestly. And like I said, I don’t think there’s any way you don’t put us in the top four.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to learn their postseason fate on Sunday. The College Football Playoff selection show is set to begin at 12:30 p.m.The College Football Playoff rankings were decided by a panel of 12 members, including Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In total, the panel is set to consist of 13 members, but former Mississippi and NFL quarterback Archie Manning is taking a leave of absence because of health concerns.The top four teams at season’s end are scheduled to compete in the College Football Playoff. read more

Pogba explains World Cup look

first_imgManchester United midfielder has explained his understated look for France at the World Cup, according to Mirror Football.The Frenchman caught the eye with his performances on the pitch rather with his flashy hairstyles during France’s successful World Cup campaign.Pogba was a key man for Les Bleus as they won the World Cup for only the second time in their history, putting in a top performance against Belgium in the semis and scoring their third goal in their 4-2 final win over Croatia.The United star performances in the latter stages of the tournament silenced his critics who criticize him for his flashy hairdos rather performances on the pitch.But the former Juventus star made sure that wouldn’t be the case in Russia.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Pogba took part in a Q&A session with fans on Instagram over the weekend, and one fan asked:“Why didn’t you paint your hair during the World Cup?”The 25-year-old replied: “Because I wanted the focus to be only on performance and not on my looks. So there was no excuse and they look only criticize the football part.”It remains to be seen if the World Cup winner will adopt a similar approach with United for the upcoming season.last_img read more