Allahabad High Court Refuses To Quash FIR Against AMU Proctorial Team Accused Of Abusing Man Flying BJP Flag On Vehicle

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Refuses To Quash FIR Against AMU Proctorial Team Accused Of Abusing Man Flying BJP Flag On Vehicle LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Nov 2020 11:30 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday rejected a petition for quashing of FIR and consequent criminal proceedings pending against 12 members of the AMU proctorial team, accused of abusing a man for flying BJP flag on his vehicle in the University campus. A Single Bench of Justice JJ Munir observed that the presence of accused persons at the place of incident is not disputed…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 Allahabad High Court on Thursday rejected a petition for quashing of FIR and consequent criminal proceedings pending against 12 members of the AMU proctorial team, accused of abusing a man for flying BJP flag on his vehicle in the University campus. A Single Bench of Justice JJ Munir observed that the presence of accused persons at the place of incident is not disputed and therefore, it is for the Trial Court to determine if any offence was committed at the said place. The Court also refused to look into the CCTV-footage of the said incident while stating that evaluation of evidence is beyond the scope of proceedings under Section 482 of CrPC. “It is beyond the accepted scope of this Court’s jurisdiction to test the worth of these allegations. The informant was allegedly abused and then had words spoken to his ears, with intent to create enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes. This is a matter to be determined by the Trial Court, particularly when the presence of the applicants, each one of them on the scene of occurrence, is not in dispute,” the Court said. The Applicants were booked by the Civil Lines Police, Aligarh under Sections 342 and 504 of IPC for intercepting a man flying BJP flag on his vehicle and allegedly confining and abusing him. Accordingly, trial against them is pending in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Aligarh. As per the facts recorded in the FIR, on October 22, 2019, Guddu Singh, said to be the driver of BJP MLA Thakur Dalveer Singh, went to pick up the legislator’s grandson Vijay Kumar Singh (a student at AMU). It is alleged that as Guddu Singh entered the University gate, the proctorial force of the University forcibly stopped him and caused him to remove BJP’s flag. It is further alleged that the members of the proctorial team abused him and said that their University had no place for BJP. The State’s counsel submitted that the offence is serious and could have had wide ramifications on the law and order. Applicants’ counsel, Swetashwa Agarwal, however stated that six members of the said proctorial team were highly accomplished teachers of the University, with no criminal background, and imputations of the kind ascribed to them cannot be believed. Further, others in the proctorial team acted in aid of the six professors. He submitted that the Investigating Officer had done a ‘perfunctory investigation’ and had ascribed false statements to the accused to give the incident a criminal colour. It was also submitted that the statement of Vijay Kumar Singh (grandson) recorded under Section 161 is hearsay, and if transformed to evidence, would be irrelevant. Responding to this, the Court said, “This part of submission of Mr. Agarwal may be right that Vijay Kumar Singh’s evidence is hearsay, but the driver’s statement is there, and his statement cannot be ignored. After all, it was the driver who was admittedly stopped and caused to remove the flag” It added, “The allegation of statements attributed to the accused, being incorrectly recorded by the Investigating Officer, is also not a matter which this Court can go into in the exercise of its jurisdiction under Section 482 of the Code.” The Applicant’s counsel then referred to certain circulars of the University, banning the use of flagged cars/vehicles of any political party on the University campus. While he did not deny the incident of the vehicle being stopped, he disputed the fact that any abusive language was used. The Court however made it clear that the case at hand is not about the legality of the flag flying on the vehicle, or the legality of the University rules, prohibiting flags of national political parties flying on vehicles entering their campus. “It is about the manner in which the flag was caused to be removed and the words that were uttered by the proctorial team, as claimed by the second opposite party,” Justice Munir said. The Court has now directed the concerned Magistrate to look into the matter and 5 determine precisely on what charges, besides Sections 342 and 504 I.P.C, the applicants ought to face trial. Case Title: Prof. Brij Bhushan Singh & Ors. v. State of UP & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Climate change is an “emergency” – EU Ambassador

first_imgThe overall warming of the earth’s atmosphere and oceans due to climate change should be acknowledged by all humans, since they are the main contributors to this global disaster. At a recent climate change forum, European Union Ambassador to Guyana, Fernando Ponz Canto shared this position as he regarded the trend as an emergency. Climate change can be defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns, attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. “We are talking about climate change but actually we shouldn’t be talking about climate change. We should be talking about a climate emergency. I think this reflects very much, the situation. It is an emergency and it has been treated as such,” he stated. Given that human activities are primarily responsible for this increased warming, the Ambassador indicated that awareness should be spread on how to combat this global issue and the rate of pollution. “We are the first climate- related donor in the world. This is reflecting our commitment and our awareness, perhaps because we are also responsible for that. We are one of the main, responsible for climate change. We have polluted a lot and we are still polluting. If there is something positive about that, it’s that this has made us aware of the need to tackle this problem.” In recent years, the EU has strongly supported the fight against climate change, with a plan of reducing emissions by 20 per cent. However, it is a difficult undertaking. “We are committed to a very ambitious per cent of reductions, in terms of emissions but also increasing sustainable energy. We are committed to moving from fossil fuel energies to sustainable, renewable energies that will not contribute to climate change. This is very difficult but we’re happy to do it,” Ponz Canto highlighted. Research has shown that oceans have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished and the sea level has risen. From 1901 to 2010, the global average sea level rose by 19 centimetres as oceans expanded due to warming and ice melting. In 2009, the former Administration had launched its Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), which aimed at turning Guyana into a state of low carbon emission and sustainable development, while simultaneously combating climate change. The coalition Administration then introduced the Green State Development Strategy, largely based on the LCDS initiated by the former Government. It is a framework that is supposed to incorporate economic development programmes with strategies to promote the fight against global warming. However, many elements of the new framework have been labelled as flawed.last_img read more

Fortuna, Mack set for showdown

first_imgIt has been nearly five years, going back to the 2013-14 season, since the McKinleyville girls’ basketball team or Fortuna qualified for the yearly Niclai Tournament.Tonight, one will snap the streak and return at long last to the Niclai while the other will have to wait another season as the Huskies travel north to take on the Panthers in a matchup between two Big 5 Conference teams currently tied for third-place in the league’s standings. Only the top three teams in the Big 5 and Little 4 …last_img read more

Brand South Africa to connect with expats Down Under

first_imgBrand South Africa is returning to Australia for the third time to meet with expatriates. This time, it will try to get those South Africans to get involved with initiatives back home.Globals South Africans (GSAs) living in Australia will have a chance to voice their concerns about their home nation when Brand South Africa hosts the GSA event Down Under. (Image: Nicki Mannix, via Flickr)Brand South Africa ReporterBrand South Africa are returning to Australia this month to meet and network with South Africans currently living Down Under.Two dinner gatherings, the first taking place tonight, 7 March, in Sydney and the second in Melbourne on 9 March, will look to incite pride and patriotism in the expatriates.The events are part of the Brand South Africa’s Global South Africans (GSA) initiative, which reaches out to expatriates living and working abroad. Through GSA, the organisation keeps South Africans updated on developments in the country and involve them directly in efforts to promote and market the nation brand.According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia is home to an estimated 150 000 South African immigrants. Many families have been living there since the 1970’s. However, they still maintain active contact through investments, family and friends.They are also unquestionably proud of their roots, as a delegation led by the late Minister Collins Chabane, discovered in the first GSA visit to Australia in November 2014. They found that the South Africans still felt strongly about the country and were still willing to give back.In the last visit to Australia in March 2015, Brand South Africa tried to understand the expats’ needs and perceptions, and identify ways the organisation can work directly with them.For this year’s visit, Brand South Africa will be responding to some of the issues raised in 2015. The organisation will also:Provide updated information and feedback on the performance of the nation brand domestically and internationally.Share information on the GSA programme in other countries such as the US, UK, Africa and the Middle East.Make GSAs aware of Brand South Africa’s long-term partners – such as Gift of the Givers, Partners for Possibility and the Nelson Mandela Foundation – and try to get them involved. This will also involve starting student exchange programmes between learning institutions in both countries.For more information, follow #SADownUnder on Twitter.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Quotable OR Tambo

first_imgBorn in 1917, OR Tambo would have been 100 years old this year. He is remembered as a selfless and accessible leader, as a man who cultivated personal relationships with people he knew and always remembered people’s names.OR Tambo and Nelson Mandela were leaders who inspired through their oratory. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterHe has been eulogized as an inspiration to activists. A man whose towering intellect was evidence of his broad ranging interests. He is also remembered as an orator who inspired who inspired loyalty through his leadership.Below is a list of his most interesting speeches from his time in exile.Acting as self-confident and conscious makers of history, as liberators, we, the offsprings of the so-called Dark Continent, destroyed and buried an entire historical epoch that had been imposed on the peoples of the universe by the ruling classes of an allegedly enlightened Europe and North America. We who were described as backwards became the midwives of the new social reality of independent people, the reality of the collapse of the colonial system, and confounded those who, having invested themselves with an omnipotent and omniscient personality, had thought such a result impossible, undesirable and even inconceivable.OAU Liberation Committee, Arusha, 10 February 1983We are one people today. This means we are recapturing our glorious past. We were one people. History put us together on this continent from time immemorial. We evolved together, shared a common African culture, traded with one another and dealt each with the other as human beings, whether in times of war or in times of peace, whether in circumstances of hunger or in conditions of plenty.Frelimo Mass rally at Bairro De Liberdade, Maputo, 14 February 1982As we look back over these past twenty years, our glorious martyrs stand out before us: men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for the people`s cause; fighters who stood rock-solid in the face of fascist brutality, refusing to submit; soldiers who fought from the frontline, fearless and firm in their conviction of the certainty of victory.on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Formation of Umkhonto We Sizwe, 16 December 1981It is true that man is mainly concerned with his day-to-day affairs. But it is also true that youth, by their very nature, are curious as to what lies behind these problems.second Pan-African Youth Seminar Dar Es Salaam, 5 August 1961The objective of our struggle in South Africa, as set out in the Freedom Charter, encompasses economic emancipation. It is inconceivable for liberation to have meaning without a return of the wealth of the country to the people as a whole. To allow the existing economic forces to retain their interests intact is to feed the roots of racial supremacy and exploitation, and does not represent even the shadow of liberation.60th Anniversary of the South African Communist Party, London, 30 July 1981The pursuit of the certainties of a bygone age has itself become the gravedigger of fond hopes that injustice could be rationalised into a system of thought, implemented as a practice and imposed as a decree and be accepted by the victims of that injustice. Illusions closely held for many a year, that white minority rule would last an eternity, are stalking all the enclaves of white South Africa, proclaiming everywhere that, in fact, they are illusions, fleeting shadows without substance.second National Consultative Conference of the ANC, Kabwa Zambia, 16 June 1985South Africa today is a country of immense inequalities. The bedrock of our perspective is our commitment to the establishment of democracy in a South Africa that belongs to all who live in it, black and white.OR Tambo in a statement to the Business International Conference, 27 May 1987 in London:“They (women) have a duty to liberate us men from antique concepts and attitudes about the place and role of women in society and in the development and direction of our revolutionary struggle.”OR Tambo: at the concluding session of the Conference of the Women`s Section of the ANC, Luanda, 14 September 1981Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img

Sorting out herbicide resistant traits in soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mark Loux, Ohio State University ExtensionThe world of soybean herbicide resistance traits has gotten more complex over the past several years. The good news is that we have new options for control of herbicide-resistant weeds, although it can be a little difficult to sort out which one is best for a given situation and whether the possible downsides of certain traits are tolerable. The following is a quick rundown of what’s available and some things to consider when selecting seed. This is not meant to be an extensive evaluation/description of these systems because including all the possible configurations of herbicide use and the stewardship stuff would probably kill the possibility that anyone reads the rest of the article. We also do not attempt to include all of the possible seed trade names. For ratings of herbicide effectiveness on certain weeds, check the tables in the “Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.” Roundup Ready (RR1, RR 2 Yield, etc.) – the original herbicide resistance trait. Resistant to glyphosate which can be applied anytime up through R2. LibertyLink – resistant to glufosinate (Liberty, Interline, etc.) which can be applied anytime up to R1. LL-GT27 (Freedom Plus, etc.) – resistant to glyphosate, glufosinate, and isoxaflutole (Balance), although there is currently no isoxaflutole product approved for use in these soybeans. Enlist – resistant to glyphosate, glufosinate, and 2,4-D. Enlist One (2,4-D choline) and Enlist Duo (2,4-D choline + glyphosate) are the only 2,4-D products approved for preemergence and postemergence use on this soybean, outside of the typical use of 2,4-D ester 7 or more days ahead of planting that works on any soybean. These products can be used any time before or after planting Enlist soybeans without a waiting period as well as postemergence through R2 Roundup Ready Xtend – resistant to glyphosate and dicamba. XtendiMax, FeXapan, andEngenia are the dicamba products approved for preemergence and postemergence use on this soybean. These products can be applied any time before or after Xtend soybean planting without a waiting period, as well as postemergence (prior to R1 and no later than 45 days after planting).Note: Dicamba and 2,4-D are different herbicides. Dicamba cannot be applied to Enlist soybeans and 2,4-D cannot be applied to Xtend soybeans. Just like glyphosate cannot be applied to LibertyLink soybeans and glufosinate cannot be applied to Roundup Ready soybeans. Seems obvious but it’s a surprisingly frequent question. All of these soybean herbicide trait systems have utility in certain situations. Factors determining this are the resistant weeds present and the type of tillage. The primary resistant weed issues in Ohio, which require herbicides other than glyphosate, are marestail, giant and common ragweed, waterhemp, and Palmer amaranth. Here are a few things to consider, all of which assume that some type of residual herbicides are being used, regardless of the specific weed issues.Any type of tillage that mixes the upper few inches of soil and uproots weeds often renders marestail more or less a non-issue but does not really greatly affect the other weeds listed here. Marestail can often be handled well enough with a combination of fall burndown and spring burndown + residual, although the residuals are not bulletproof. Otherwise, use of Xtend soybeans and a preemergence dicamba product provides an effective alternative for spring burndown of marestail, as well as a dicamba POST option. The ability to use higher rates of 2,4-D at planting in the Enlist system does not usually result in effective marestail burndown without a fall treatment, although it can be followed with a POST application of glufosinate and/or 2,4-D. The combination of PRE and POST has allowed for effective control in our research with Enlist. LibertyLink and the LL-GT27 soybean provide for the POST use of glufosinate to control marestail, but do not change the burndown options (glufosinate can be used for burndown in any type of soybean, prior to emergence).Giant ragweed requires initial control through tillage or burndown herbicides, and also postemergence control. Most populations have lost response to glyphosate and some are highly resistant. Burndown has not usually been an issue as long as there’s a way to get some 2,4-D, dicamba, or Sharpen in the mix, so there’s not necessarily an advantage to any of these systems. With the exception that the Enlist and Xtend systems allow more flexibility in use of 2,4-D or dicamba, respectively, since there’s no wait between application and planting. Using any system besides the basic Roundup Ready will also provide for more effective POST control, although the edge usually goes to systemic herbicides on bigger plants. Rate and application parameters have a substantial effect on glufosinate activity, and optimization of these parameters can make the difference between so-so and effective control. These same considerations apply to common ragweed as well.Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth require essentially the same approach, with the emphasis on residual and postemergence herbicides. Postemergence control is complicated by herbicide resistance, need for plants to be small, and emergence that extends well into the growing season. We assume almost all of the waterhemp populations are resistant to glyphosate and site 2 herbicides, and a number of populations are also resistant to site 14 herbicides. So, a system that allows postemergence use of 2,4-D, dicamba, or glufosinate will provide for the most consistently effective control. All of these can become considerably more variable in effectiveness on larger plants. And all can require the addition of a site 15 residual herbicide to provide control of later-emerging plants. We would consider Enlist to have an advantage over the Xtend, LibertyLink, and LL-GT27 soybeans because it’s the only system where we know we can still mix two postemergence herbicides that are still effective — 2,4-D and glufosinate. Postemergence control in Xtend depends upon dicamba, and in LibertyLink and LL-GT27 depends upon glufosinate.Advantages to Enlist are two-fold: 1) the mix of 2,4-D and glufosinate will be more consistently effective on larger waterhemp than any of these herbicides applied singly; and 2) mixing two herbicides with different sites of action that still have activity reduces the selection for resistance. It’s a game of chance really, with the odds of a plant having two concurrent mutations that confer resistance to both sites of action is considerably lower (but not impossible) than the odds of a single mutation conferring resistance to one site of action.Even when the Xtend soybean has glufosinate resistance added to its genetics, it’s hard to fathom how one could mix dicamba and glufosinate while still optimizing glufosinate activity and following dicamba stewardship guidelines. This is of course not to say that the mix of two herbicides is always more effective than a single herbicide, although this is probably one of the founding principles of weed science. Similar principles apply to Palmer amaranth control, except that it’s found only infrequently in Ohio still and we have not observed resistance to site 14 herbicides yet.Some seed dealers have stopped offering the basic Roundup Ready seed, because of the lack of POST options for these weeds. Assuming marestail has been taken care of by burndown + residual, it is possible to make this system work by adding a site 14 herbicide (fomesafen product or Cobra) to POST glyphosate treatments. This will be a generally more variable approach than using one of the other systems, and usually results in some degree of soybean injury. Some waterhemp and common ragweed populations are already resistant to both glyphosate and site 14 herbicides, and Roundup Ready soybeans will not work in these fields (same goes for non-GMO since site 14 herbicides are the only POST option).Needless to say, there are extensive stewardship guidelines for the Xtend and Enlist systems, which can make them more burdensome to use than the LibertyLink and LL-GT systems. The large-scale experiment with dicamba on millions of acres over the past several years has led university weed scientists to conclude that there is an unpredictable component to its off-target movement that is not necessarily controlled by following stewardship guidelines. This is not to say that it always moves off-target of course, it’s just something that should be considered when decisions about which trait system to use are made. We hope that the same does not occur for 2,4-D use on Enlist soybeans, but the large-scale experiment with this technology starts in 2020, so it remains to be seen.There can be issues with applying some of these herbicides in mixtures, and these are still evolving. Even if it does not control the resistant weeds, glyphosate still has utility on most other weeds and can be the cheapest way to control grasses. It can be used in mixtures with the other herbicides mentioned here in all trait systems except the LibertyLink (without the “GT27”). Previous research and field experience have shown that control of barnyardgrass and certain other weeds can be reduced with a mixture of glyphosate and glufosinate, compared with separate applications. Mixing dicamba with postemergence grass herbicides (clethodim etc.) can result in reduced control of volunteer corn. All of these interactions seem to be specific to certain weeds, and also weather conditions in some cases. The bottom line is that there’s probably more to learn about how these herbicides interact in mixtures.For any of these traits, it’s important to take resistance management into consideration. Use an effective residual herbicide program, try to vary herbicide site of action between corn and soybeans, don’t overuse the same postemergence herbicides in soybeans, and use mixtures of different sites of action that have activity on the same weeds. Follow up in mid to late season to remove waterhemp and Palmer amaranth escapes and prevent seed.last_img read more

Five Ways the YouTube Generation Is Replacing the MTV Generation

first_img When MTV went on air in 1981, .]  2. Stay Relevant Will It Blend Today there’s a new revolution happening: YouTube is killing the MTV star. MTV and cable television is steadily being replaced by online videos produced independently by high school kids in their bedrooms, software executives with senses of humor and millions of others. Youtube Marketing [This article was written by guest contributor Kate Morris of 5. Make it Known the first video it played PlumberSurplus Viral Campaign Making a wildly popular video that has nothing to do with your business or doesn’t talk to your customer will create traffic on your site, but no business. That is ultimately what you DON’T want (in most cases). (Example: As a consumer, you no longer need to wait on your couch to see what the vee-jay plays next. Videos like this one mocking the Backstreet Boys spread across the web like wildfire. All this creates a huge opportunity for you as an individual and as a marketer. With quality videos, you can reach a broad audience, and become part of the independent production movement replacing MTV. Just as if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, you can’t hide your video on your site and tell no one. Put it on YouTube, tell friends, send out an email, use other mediums to announce it. Buzz is king, and to get buzz about your video going, you have to start it yourself. Anybody with a video camera has a chance to get the world’s attention. The power is no longer in the hands of production companies and professional artists. People have a real say in what is shown, what is popular, and what’s just plain bad. So how do you produce quality videos that spread? Here are my top five tips:center_img 4. Don’t Be Pushy www.longhornkate.com ) — Video marketing is a powerful tool that can take your business to the next level, but also runs the risk of getting buried with everyone else’s videos. You need to make sure that you stand out in the crowd and reach who you need to talk to. (Example: Why make something if it’s not going to benefit your company in some way? Make sure people know that you are behind the awesome videos you create and give them a way to find you. ) 1. Be Memorable 3. Make Your Point was “Video Killed the Radio Star.” That marked the beginning of a revolution in television and music for an entire generation. If you have the right product or idea, the traffic and buzz will come to you. The key is to stay on top of trends and reach people where they are. Let them have the power and be rewarded in return. Originally published Sep 3, 2008 9:15:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Topics: While you need to make your point, you can’t “sell” people too hard. Make your video something fun, something people will want to see and share. Let it sell your services for you. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

HubSpot TV – This Brand is My Brand with Chris Brogan

center_img CMO Council: Recession prompts more online brand attacks Chris Brogan The Evolution of Google Marketing Takeaway 1 : Maybe it’s more about quality then quantity and this is more a fad than anything else. In any case, see marketing takeaway 1. :Monitoring your brand online is a must. Use free tools such at Googlealerts, Twitter search, Backtype (for blog comments) and keep and eyeon them on a regular basis. HubSpot Software also automatically helpsyou monitor your brand and send you alerts. Chris Brogan’s blog Marketing Takeaway: and check out the @ :Search continues to evolve. Be conscious of the changes and how you canuse them to advance your website for the next generation of searchengines. Episode #40 – May 15th, 2009 (May 8, 2009)  HubSpot TV – Listen to Your Fans, Friends & Followers with Scott Kirsner Marketing Tip of the Week – Miss last week’s episode?: Computerized calls to cell phones and land lines (even those listed on the do not call registry) pitch extended auto warranties Paid Search Traffic Down 26% Twitter Surpasses New York Times and Wall Street Journal Webinar: Advanced Business Blogging Google Squared: Fetches and organized facts Closing Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack HubSpot TV Guest: Learn how to build your business blog into an inbound marketing machine. Marketing Takeaway Download the free webinar Remember to subscribe in iTunes: FTC to announce lawsuits in car warranty robocallslast_img read more