News UpdatesDelhi High Court Further Grants 4 Weeks Time To UOI, Delhi Police To File Counter Affidavits In Disha Ravi Media Leak Case Nupur Thapliyal17 May 2021 11:21 PMShare This – xExtending the time given as “one last opportunity”, the Delhi Court on Tuesday extended the time by further 4 weeks to Union of India and Delhi Police to file counter affidavits in the plea filed by Disha Ravi seeking to restrain Delhi police from leaking any investigation material relating to her case to the media.A single bench comprising of Justice Rekha Palli ordered thus: “The time for filing of counter affidavits by Respondent no. 1 and 2 is extended by another four weeks. Rejoinder to be filed within three weeks thereafter.” Advertisement The development came after Advocate Ajay Digpaul appearing on behalf of respondent no. 2 sought further extension of time stating that the same could not be filed within due course owing to the covid 19 pandemic. Pulling up the conduct of Union of India and Delhi Police in not filing the replies despite one last final opportunity by the Court, the Court orally remarked thus: “The affidavit by UOI has still not been filed despite last opportunity? What is the sanctity of last and final opportunity? Should I imposed cost on you?” Advertisement The Court had in February directed the Delhi Police to ensure that no leakage of information happens with regard to the investigation in the case registered in connection with the ‘toolkit’ over the farmers protests.It was also directed by the Court that the Delhi Police shall follow the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Office Memorandum dated Apr 1, 2010 titled “Advisory on Media Policy of Police”, and to ensure compliance with their affidavit stating that there has not been and will not be any leakage from the Police’s end to the media on vital details of the case. Advertisement Advertisement 21 year old environment activist Disha Ravi who was arrested on allegations of involvement in the Toolkit case moved the Delhi High Court seeking to restrain Delhi Police from leaking any investigation material relating to case filed against her by the PS Special Cell, including alleged contents of private chats/communication by her to any third party, including the media. According to Disha Ravi’s plea, it has been argued that her whatsapp chats which are private in nature as well as her admissions and disclosure made during her time in police custody has been leaked in the public domain and therefore such disclosure was false, malicious and in violation of her right to privacy and free trial. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The Delhi Sessions Court had in February granted bail to Disha Ravi after observing that “Considering the scanty and sketchy evidence on record, I do not find any palpable reason to deny bail”. “In my considered opinion creation of a WhatsApp group or being editor of an innocuous Toolkit is not an offence. Further, since the link with the said toolkit or PJF has not been found to be objectionable, mere deletion of the WhatsApp chat to destroy the evidence linking her with the toolkit and PJF also becomes meaningless. Further, it is rightly pointed out by Ld Defence Counsel that the protest march was duly permitted by the Delhi police therefore there is nothing wrong in co-¬accused Shantanu reaching Delhi to attend the protest march. Still further, the attempt to conceal her identity seems to be nothing more than an anxious effort to stay away from unnecessary controversies” the Court observed while granting bail.TagsDisha Ravi toolkit media leak delhi high court Justice Rekha Palli Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Jersey City holds eight high school graduationsJersey City held eight high school graduations on June 25 to 26. Along with students from McNair Academy and Dickinson High School (see this week’s cover story), the high schools paid tribute to graduates as well as their top students.At Ferris High School, Kyle Salvador became this year’s valedictorian. Jajrah Iqbal is Ferris’ salutatorian. Paul KervinIwarat is Lincoln High School’s valedictorian for 2018. Justyn Cleveland is Lincoln’s salutatorian.Denisse Vargas is Snyder High School valedictorian for 2018 and Yasmeiry Martinez, who previously attended M.S. 40, became Snyder’s salutatorian this year. Liberty High School’s valedictorian this year is Vidhi V. Patel; the school was formerly P.S. 27 in Jersey City Heights.Liberty’s salutatorian this year is Jorge Gomez-Kobayashi. Infinity High School’s valedictorian for 2018 is Ermioni Christodoulakis, who attended Infinity elementary school prior to that, as did Infinity’s salutatorian this year, Samman Chaudhry.Innovation High School’s valedictorian is Melvin Temu, who previously attended M.S. 40. Vicek Patel, formerly of P.S. 28, was salutatorian at Innovation. JCMC Center wants to hear from youBarnabas Health-Jersey City Medical Center is seeking input for its 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey. Please go to rwjbh.org/chna and share your thoughts regarding health needs for you, your family and neighborhood.The survey will take approximately 10 minutes and all responses are kept completely anonymous. Your feedback will help inform future health care programming and services for your community.HCCC library staff receives statewide awardsThe New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) has recognized members of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Library staff for excellence in planning, implementation, and innovative use of technology.The staffers were honored at the 2018 NJLA Conference which took place from May 30 through June 1 at the Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.HCCC Technical Services Librarian Mei Xie received the NJLA College and University Section (CUS) Technical Services Award. This was the first time this award was given. She was honored for leadership and efforts in improving access to electronic resources, enhancing workflows, and implementing new services/cataloging standards.Library Technology Associate Devlyn Courtier, along with Johnathan Cintron (a former HCCC employee), won the NJLA CUS Technology Innovation Award for their application of Raspberry Pi technology to advance the current manual door count to an automated system. Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. room 901 on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org. CarePoint Health wins NJ Biz Healthcare Heroes Award for InnovationCarePoint Health has been named the winner of the NJ Biz Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation. The award was presented Chief Operating Officer Peter Daniels at a ceremony held at the Somerset Palace in Somerset, N.J.“We are honored to be recognized with this award and very proud of the CarePoint Health team, who have spearheaded the use of this technology,” said Peter Daniels, Chief Operating Officer at CarePoint. Michael McCabe fills father’s post as county medical services coordinatorThe Hudson County Board of Freeholders voted this week to approve the appointment of Michael G. McCabe to the position of Hudson County Emergency Medical Services Coordinator. McCabe will replace his father, the retiring H. Mickey McCabe.Michael McCabe will fill the remainder of his father’s three-year term which is set to expire on June 30, 2021.NJCU offers doctoral program in college leadershipNew Jersey City University now offers a doctorate of education in community college leadership.Applications will be accepted in fall 2018, with the first cohort of candidates commencing their studies in July 2019.The 55-credit program will be offered in a hybrid model that includes blended courses, online courses, and face-to-face courses, delivered over a three-year curriculum that includes a summer residency requirement and an international study component.The CCL doctoral program offered by NJCU will serve doctoral students with diverse career backgrounds, including those with experience in the leadership and administration of American or international two-year colleges.For more information on the Community College Leadership doctoral program at NJCU, contact Dr. John Melendez, CCL Doctoral Program Coordinator, at [email protected], or visit www.njcu.edu/CCLDoctorate.
“The financial market plays a central role in this transition and by promoting the market for green bonds, the government wants to increase the opportunities for sustainable investments.” Sweden’s largest pension fund Alecta has welcomed the government’s plan to issue green bonds for the first time by next year – but others have voiced doubts about the proposed environmentally-linked sovereign debt.The Swedish government announced last week that it would instruct the Debt Office to issue green bonds by 2020 at the latest. While green bonds had previously been issued by both public and private bodies in Sweden, this would mark the first state issuance, the government said.The bonds will finance budget expenditure for sustainable schemes and projects, it added.Per Bolund, Swedish financial markets minister, said: “The fact that the state is now issuing green bonds is an important part of the transition towards sustainable development. “The expected return of green bonds should not be lower just because they are qualified as green investments”Magnus Billing, CEO, AlectaIn 2018, the government-commissioned report ‘Promoting the Market for Green Bonds’ concluded that the most important promotion measure would be for the government itself to issue the bonds.Alecta chief executive Magnus Billing told IPE his pension fund welcomed the government’s decision to issue green bonds, and it would participate “if the price is right”.He added: “The expected return of green bonds should not be lower just because they are qualified as green investments. At the moment, the demand for green bonds is much higher than the supply, and that is reflected on the pricing.”Last month, Billing advocated the issuance of Swedish government green bonds in a newspaper opinion piece.AMF casts doubtHowever, Sweden’s third-largest pension fund AMF expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the proposed assets, warning that the bonds risked overturning the green transition in a worst-case scenario.Jonas Eliasson, chief executive of the firm’s AMF Funds unit, said: “As we understand it, it is not possible to earmark certain funding for certain projects in the state budget. This means that these investments would be implemented regardless of whether the green bonds were issued or not. The lower funding cost from green bonds will thus benefit both brown and green objects.”Eliasson added that, although green bonds were in high demand among fund companies wishing to appear sustainable, it was doubtful that investments in government green bonds would be any greener than other government-issued bonds.Swedish life and pensions firm Folksam said that, having already invested over SEK30bn (€2.9bn) in green and sustainable bonds, it welcomed the government’s decision. Tobias Fransson, head of strategy and sustainability, AP4A spokesperson for Folksam said: “The vision of the Folksam Group is that our customers should feel secure in a sustainable world. Sustainable investments that go hand-in-hand with good returns are an important part of our core business.”Although it declined to comment specifically on the planned green bond, national pensions buffer fund AP4 said there had to be a strong connection between green bonds and underlying green assets for the market to be successful.Tobias Fransson, AP4 head of strategy and sustainability, told IPE: “An asset-backed structure where green bonds are backed by green assets would contribute to a unique set of expected return and risk characteristics, which would lower cost of capital for green projects and attract many more investors than at the current situation.”In May, the Dutch government issued the country’s first state green bonds, with European pension funds becoming heavy subscribers to the €5.9bn issue.
“Just two old guys having fun,” Bryant said. “I haven’t been able to get to his fadeaway, I was timing him up to try to catch him before he gets up high because he’s too damn tall. Once he’s up there, I can’t get it. I figured I’d try to catch him. But he has great footwork, so he was able to catch me and made the step all the way through. We kind of laughed about it.”There was plenty to laugh about the Lakers’ performance. Lakers center Roy Hibbert and forward Julius Randle both became plagued with foul trouble. The Lakers committed 20 turnovers. Randle, Lou Williams, Metta World Peace and Nick Young shot a combined 5 of 33 from the field. “Sometimes in basketball, the round thing doesn’t go in the round thing,” said World Peace, who missed all nine of his shot attempts. “Defensively, I was like Michael Jackson and pretty outstanding. Offensively, I was like Milli Vanilli.”Yet, the Lakers traveled back to Los Angeles convinced their problems will not follow them.“We could’ve mailed this one home, but our guys competed,” Scott said. “Our youngsters are learning and getting better. We’re not reaping the benefits right now. But in the long run, we will.” DALLAS >> The spasms in Kobe Bryant’s back went away. So did his shooting inaccuracy. But the Lakers could not find the cure to stop another persisting ailment: their bottom-line results. The Lakers lost, 90-82, to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday at American Airlines Center, cementing a four-game losing streak to end a five-game trip. The Lakers (1-8) coughed up a 10-point lead with an atrocious third quarter in which they shot 5 of 18 from the field. Bryant and Metta World Peace missed consecutive 3-pointers after they trailed 88-82 with 33.9 seconds remaining. Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson missed a driving bank shot, and rookie guard D’Angelo Russell missed another 3-pointer as Dallas (5-4) led, 90-82, with 6.8 seconds left.“These hurt more than the ones we lose by a lot,” said Russell, who had nine points on 3-of-7 shooting, six rebounds and five assists in 23 minutes. “You know you’re out there and then you look at the minor mistakes you make that cost the game.” Despite contending the Lakers could have won three games out of this five-game trip if not for those minor mistakes, coach Byron Scott still argued the team made “big-time progress.”After recently lamenting the team’s league-worst rebound differential (7.4 ppg), Scott saw the Lakers dominate the glass 57-48. Clarkson (21 points) and Russell both hit two fourth-quarter jumpers. More importantly, Bryant posted 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting, five rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes after missing the previous two games because of back tightness. He also missed Friday’s shootaround because of a stomach bug.“I can’t believe he was sick the other day and his back was hurting,” Scott said. “But I’m not surprised.”Bryant reported that his “legs felt pretty good” and that his back “wasn’t painful.” But he wore long sleeves underneath his jersey for the third consecutive game to keep his surgically repaired shoulder warm. Bryant also experienced a hiccup when he became cross-matched on Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki. He faked Bryant out with his footwork to convert on an up-and-under layup in the second quarter, prompting the two future Hall of Famers to smile at each other afterwards. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error