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Common Cause Moves Supreme Court Against Retrospective Extension Of ED Director Sanjay Kumar Mishra’s ‘s Tenure Beyond 2 Yrs

first_imgTop StoriesCommon Cause Moves Supreme Court Against Retrospective Extension Of ED Director Sanjay Kumar Mishra’s ‘s Tenure Beyond 2 Yrs LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Nov 2020 4:12 AMShare This – xA public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Central Government to appoint a Director to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a fair and transparent manner. The plea filed by Common Cause through Advocate Prashant Bhushan seeks that the ED Director be appointed strictly in accordance with the mandate of Section 25 of 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?LoginA public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Central Government to appoint a Director to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a fair and transparent manner. The plea filed by Common Cause through Advocate Prashant Bhushan seeks that the ED Director be appointed strictly in accordance with the mandate of Section 25 of the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003. The said provisions prescribes a Committee that recommends the candidate to be appointed as the ED Director, to the Ministry of Finance. Such Director cannot be below the rank of Additional Secretary to the Central Government and he shall continue to hold office for a period of not less than two years. The plea also seeks to a direction for quashing of an Office Order dated November 13 which retrospectively amended the tenure of the present ED Director, Sanjay Kumar Mishra. It may be noted that Mishra was appointed as the Director of ED vide order dated November 19, 2018, and his mandatory two years tenure prescribed under the CVC Act has come to an end on November 18, this year. However, his tenure has been extended for one more year by the impugned Office Order dated November 13, whereby the 2018 amendment Order for appointment has been amended such that the period of ‘two years’ written in that order has been modified to a period of ‘three years’. Thus, in effect, Mishra has been given an additional one year of service as Director, Enforcement Directorate. The NGO has contended that after the end of Mishra’s two-year tenure as the ED Director, he would have been ineligible for appointment to the said post again by virtue of Section 25 of the CVC Act. It has been further contended that there is neither any enabling provision in the CVC Act for extension of service of the Director, Enforcement Directorate nor any enabling provision which provides for such retrospective modification of appointment orders. “The impugned Office Order, dated 13.11.2020, issued by the Respondent No.1 is in the teeth of Section 25 of the CVC Act as the said Section provides that a person has to be above the rank of Additional Secretary to the Government of India to be eligible for appointment as a Director of Enforcement. Thus, as the Respondent No.2 has already reached his retirement age in May 2020, therefore, after the end of Respondent No.2’s two-year period on 19.11.2020, the Respondent No.2, by virtue of not holding any post above the rank of Additional Secretary, would have been ineligible for appointment as a Director of Enforcement again,” the plea states. It is contended that the Government has employed a circuitous route in order to ensure that Mishra gets one more year as the ED Director and it is submitted, “what could not have been done directly under the Statute has been done indirectly by the Respondent No.1 herein [which is against the principle enunciated by this Hon’ble Court in Jagir Singh vs Ranbir Singh And Anr. [(1979) 1 SCC 560]].” It is urged that the intention behind Section 25 (d) in providing a minimum tenure of two years to the ED only to insulate the Director of Enforcement from all kinds of influences and pressures. Reliance is placed on Prakash Singh & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors., WP (C) No. 310/1996. “However, the said purpose gets defeated if on the verge of his two-year tenure and much after his retirement age, the Director of Enforcement is given a de facto extension in service by adoption of a circuitous route of modifying the initial appointment order itself,” the NGO has submitted. Next Storylast_img read more

Constant shows sensitivity

first_imgwww.constant-cela.com A new metal detector has been launched by Constant Instruments, offering sensitivity up to 30% higher than earlier models. The THS/MS21 metal detector, suitable for use in bakeries, can detect contaminant particles at high speed, even for difficult highly conductive products, such as those containing high levels of salt or fat.Non-magnetic as well as magnetic metals can be detected, including high-grade stainless steel, and if a product is identified as containing a contaminant, the unit triggers immediate ejection of the product. Data relating to each detection is stored, and the detector constantly monitors its detection characteristics, allowing continuous compensation for any variations arising from environmental factors. It has an exclusive Autolearn feature, which optimises detection sensitivity for maximum speed and precision.A control system manages all functions including belt monitor control and ejection management.last_img read more

Plant Molecular Diagnostic Lab

first_imgWhen farmers are fighting a disease that is attacking their crop, time is of the essence. “In fact, if you go out to a field and look at a diseased plant, perhaps in as quick as 24 hours, that whole field could be covered by this pathogen if not treated immediately. We needed some type of technology (to) correctly and quickly diagnose this pathogen. For that purpose, molecular diagnosis can be very helpful,” said Emran Ali, a plant pathologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The UGA Plant Molecular Diagnostic Lab provides a fast and efficient option for diagnosing plant diseases, according to Ali, who is the principal investigator of the lab located on the UGA Tifton campus.Part of the CAES Department of Plant Pathology, the lab operates on a fee for service basis. Through molecular and serological methods, technicians in the lab provide advanced testing for diseased plant samples that are affected by bacteria, fungi, viruses or nematodes.Molecular diagnosis is much faster, simpler and more accurate, and can be performed and interpreted by people with no specialized taxonomical expertise, Ali said. The techniques also allow the detection and identification of non-culturable disease-causing organisms like viruses, viroids and phytoplasmas.Some common techniques used to identify plant diseases rely on culture-based morphological approaches and can require extensive knowledge of classical taxonomy, he said. Conventional culture-based methods can take 3 to 15 days to diagnose a disease.Advanced molecular testing typically diagnoses a disease in as little as 5 minutes and up to 3 hours, based on test methods.“There are a lot of new diseases and pathogens that are getting introduced every day,” Ali said.Ali and the lab personnel provide molecular disease diagnostic support to UGA Cooperative Extension agents and specialists, UGA CAES scientists, commercial farmers, homeowners and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. They cover a wide range of plant species, including peanuts, cucurbits, tomatoes, roses, citrus and onions.Ali stresses that the lab can only provide a diagnosis for diseased plant materials. Growers should contact their local UGA Extension agent or the UGA Plant Disease Clinics to discuss disease control and management options.The cost of the lab’s services varies and is dependent on the method used for diagnosis. Charges usually range from $40 for PCR to $60 for real-time PCR.For additional details about the UGA Plant Molecular Diagnostic Lab, go to site.caes.uga.edu/alimdl or call the lab at 229-386-3070.last_img read more

National Mini-Cadet, Pre-Cadet TT Championships

first_img… Billingy cops Mini-Cadet gold medalJASMINE Billingy emerged as the 2019 Girls’ 11-year-and-under (Mini-Cadet) national champion, when she battled past all opponents yesterday, on the opening day of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) National Mini- and Pre-Cadet TT Championships, at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Billingy a tenacious hardworking and exceptional talent was outstanding in the round-robin finals played between herself, Akira Watson, Samara Sukhai and Quavana Torrington.The nine-year-old overcame the challenges of Watson, who finished second with an aggregate of one defeat and two wins, and Sukhai who won the bronze medal.Billingy, who will be one of Guyana’s selected athletes to the ITTF World Hopes Table Tennis training camp, will also lead Guyana’s charge at the Caribbean Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships scheduled for July 11-19 and 20-27 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.In the Boys’ Pre-Cadet (13-year-and-under division), the key favourite to take the title, national 15-and-under and 18-and-under Boys champion, Jonathan Van Lange, navigated his way safely in the group stages of the competition.Van Lange’s main rivals Krystian Sahadeo, Dhanesh Persaud and Colin Wong were also unbeaten in the group stage. Action continues tomorrow in the Pre-Cadet (Boys and Girls) and the Mini-Cadet (Boys).Tomorrow, the GTTA 15-and-under and 18-and-under Open Junior Challenge will serve off from 10:00hrs at the same venue.last_img read more

Eric Dungey becomes SU’s all-time passing leader in the third quarter against West Virginia

first_imgORLANDO, Fla.— Senior quarterback Eric Dungey is now Syracuse’s all-time leading passer. A third-quarter shovel pass to Chris Elmore of Friday evening’s Camping World Bowl pushed Dungey to 9,194 passing yards, passing Ryan Nassib (9,190 yards) atop the all-time list.Dungey entered his final game with SU on Friday holding 18 program records including passing yards per game (237.8), total offense (11,008) and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (35). In 2018, he’s thrown for 2565 yards and 17 touchdowns while also rushing for 732 yards and 15 touchdowns.Dungey amassed this feat without playing a full season until this year. Missing four games his freshman season and three in his sophomore and junior years, Dungey’s passing touchdowns and yards are the most he’s had in a single season with the Orange. Comments Published on December 28, 2018 at 7:52 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

WATCH: C.K Akonnor dances to ‘Omo Ada’ with Kotoko fans

first_imgKumasi Asante Kotoko booked their place in the final of the Normalization Committee Tier 1 Special Competition with a 5-4 penalty shootout win over arch rivals Accra Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium.The game ended 1-1 after regulation time with Adbul Safiu Fatawu and Christopher Bonney getting the goals for either side.Hearts defender Mohammed Alhassan missed his side’s fifth spot kick, allowing Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong to score and seal the win for his side.After the final whistle, Kotoko Head Coach C.K Akonnor celebrated with the away fans, by doing the customary dance accompanying rapper Medikal’s Omo Ada hit song.C.K Akonnor’s Omo Ada dance after the game 🔥😂 #CitiSports #NCSpecial pic.twitter.com/TGy3X3kgb3— Dani Koranteng (@Dani77k) June 17, 2019 CK Akonnor is living his dreams with @AsanteKotoko_SC, what a fantastic coach! #Kotoko4Africa pic.twitter.com/5lUADNT75q— Yaw Antwi Owusu (@OYAntwi) June 16, 2019last_img read more

History man Nadal sweeps to ‘incredible’ 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam title

first_imgParis, France | AFP | Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem.The 33-year-old Spaniard becomes the first player, man or woman, to win the same Slam 12 times after seeing off a brave challenge from a weary Thiem in a repeat of the 2018 final.Nadal is now just two behind Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 majors and three ahead of Novak Djokovic who was knocked out by Thiem in the semi-finals.The world number two also took his Paris record to an astonishing 93 wins and just two losses having previously won the title in 2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017 and 2018.“I want to say congratulations to Dominic. I feel sorry as he deserves to win it as well,” said Nadal.“But he has every chance in the future. He has unbelievable talent for the sport and I want to encourage him for the future.“It’s a dream to win again, an incredible moment. When I first played here in 2005 I never thought I would be still playing here in 2019.“It’s very special for me.”Sunday’s triumph confirmed the ‘Big Three’ stranglehold on the Grand Slams having shared the last 10 between them.It also gave Nadal an 82nd career title and 950th match win.“It’s very tough. I gave everything these last two weeks,” said Thiem, who had seven fewer winners and seven more unforced errors in the final.“Rafa, well done. You are an amazing champion and a legend in our sport.“I am happy that you are playing. To win 12 times, it’s unreal. I will try again, for sure.”Thiem would have felt confident going into the final having beaten Nadal on clay on his way to the title in Barcelona in April.But with the exception of defeats to Robin Soderling in 2009 and Djokovic in 2016, the outcome of this year’s tournament was brutally familiar. “I am sorry as you are one of the best examples on tour,” added Nadal.“You are a hard worker, always have a smile on your face and are a good person. That’s the most important thing.“Thanks for being a great inspiration for me and small kids around the world.– ‘You’ll win it one day’ –“If I wanted to lose to someone it would be you because you deserve it. Well done and keep going — you will win this for sure.”In a 53-minute first set of brutal hitting and raw physicality, it was Thiem who broke first for a 3-2 lead.But the 25-year-old’s joy was short-lived as Nadal retrieved the break in the sixth game before racing away with the next three games to pocket the opener.Thiem, who had beaten his opponent four times on clay in his career, failed to claim a single point off Nadal’s first five service games of the second set.However, the dogged Austrian pushed and pushed, forced Nadal into three rushed groundstrokes and, from nowhere, broke to take the second set.It was the first set he had managed to take off Nadal at Roland Garros after three previous defeats.Nadal was riled by the insult.He swept the first 10 points of the third set, carving out a double break for 3-0 before sweeping to a third break for the set.Thiem, bidding to become just Austria’s second Grand Slam champion after Thomas Muster won in Paris in 1995, had played four successive days to reach Sunday’s final and the toll was slowly telling.He wasted break points in the first and third games of the fourth set and Nadal pounced to stretch to 3-0.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

English internationals set their sights on the Carris Trophy

first_img Tags: Ben Schmidt, Carris Trophy, Conor Gough, England Boys’ Squad, Moor Park 15 Jul 2019 English internationals set their sights on the Carris Trophy English internationals Conor Gough and Ben Schmidt will head the field when the English Boy’s Under-18 Open Stroke Play Championship gets underway at Moor Park in Hertfordshire on July 23.Gough, the reigning British Boys’ champion from Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, and Yorkshireman Schmidt, from Rotherham Golf Club in Yorkshire, who earlier this year became the youngest-ever winner of the Brabazon Trophy, will be joined by international colleague Max Hopkins, from Bishops Stortford and Hertfordshire, who was also part of the English team that finished fifth in the recent European Boys’ Team Championship at Chantilly.Other current English Boys’ squad members in the field include George Leigh (Trevose and Cornwall) and Ben Pierleoni (Berkhamsted and Herfordshire).Twelve months ago, 18-year-old Barclay Brown, from Hallamshire Golf Club in Yorkshire, birdied the last two holes to snatch a one-shot victory over Italy’s Gregorio De Leo at Fulford and this year sees another strong international contingent from the same country as well as representatives from Australia, Scotland, Spain, Ireland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Estonia and the Czech Republic.Moor Park is the historic home of the Championship. It was staged at the Hertfordshire club on an annual basis between 1935 and 1987 (except for a break during World War Two) and on seven occasions since, most recently in 2014 when Hayden McCullen claimed the title.Other past winners of the Carris Trophy include Justin Rose, Tom Lewis, Peter Baker, David Gilford, Sandy Lyle and Ken Brown.The 72-hole stroke play championship is played over four days between the 23rd and the 26th of July. The full field plays 18 holes on each of the first two days. After 36 holes, the leading 60 competitors and those tied in 6th place play a further 18 holes on the third day. There is then a re-draw with the final 18 holes being played on the fourth day.last_img read more

Old Gravestones To Be Repaired

first_imgBy Rick Geffken |SHREWSBURY – If you’re whistling past Shrewsbury’s Christ Church graveyard next year, it won’t be out of superstitious fear. You’ll probably be reacting to the restoration of 75 historic grave markers in the 300-year old burial ground. Thanks to a recently awarded $117,000 preservation grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust, the Sycamore Avenue and Broad Street final resting place of about 1,500 souls will look, well, old, but better.A weather and time-worn sandstone grave marker in the Christ Church Cemetery in Shrewsbury.Graveyard Commission chairman and parish historian Robert M. Kelly Jr. said the grant enables the parish to continue the important restoration work begun under a previous grant related to Super Storm Sandy. It will also supplement work first started in 2015 under a Department of the Interior grant for storm repair and resiliency efforts. The former project included photographs of every grave marker from multiple angles. The condition of each stone was described and notated – a historical record in itself and a beginning point for future restorations.Fourteen grave markers in critical condition, mostly 18th century brown sandstones, were expertly restored two years ago by Jablonski Building Conservators, under the supervision of Lorraine Schnabel LLC., an architectural conservation firm specializing in historic masonry.  Schnabel’s company also submitted a complete condition assessment, detailed specifications which will guide restoration work funded by the new grant.Kelly is pleased by the results to date. “Grave marker repair can be a complex process depending upon the composition of the marker,” he said. “Is it made from granite, marble, sandstone or slate? And the condition of the stone: Is it broken, delaminated, leaning, etc.? Multiple steps also involve chemicals and adhesives. Considerable training and experience is required.”The Christ Church burial ground has been in use continually since its inception, forming a historical record of the evolution of the area. Eight hundred eighty individual markers have been recorded and mapped, with the likelihood that more are just below the surface and out of sight.Kelly became highly involved with the Christ Church Cemetery some years ago when he and Trevor Kirkpatrick undertook an immense project to identify all the folks interred there. Kirkpatrick plotted and photographed each individual gravesite, then created a searchable genealogical database invaluable to researchers. New and overlooked information about Shrewsbury history, religious and secular, was discovered.Kelly’s foresight is now rewarded. “The funding demonstrates the recognition by the New Jersey Historic Trust of the value of grave markers in understanding our history,” he says. “Further, the grant includes funding for a grave marker cleaning workshop for the public and a self-guided tour that makes the history more accessible and vibrant for the community.”Richard Veit, chair of the department of history and anthropology at Monmouth University and a leading expert in New Jersey graveyards, will develop the curriculum for the self-guided tour of the cemetery.This article was first published in the Oct. 12-19, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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