Delhi Court Suspends Two-Yr Jail Term Of AAP Leader Somnath Bharti In AIIMS Assault Case

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi Court Suspends Two-Yr Jail Term Of AAP Leader Somnath Bharti In AIIMS Assault Case Sparsh Upadhyay28 Jan 2021 10:07 AMShare This – xThe Rouse Avenue Court (Central Delhi) court on Thursday (28th January) suspended 2 years jail term awarded to Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti for assaulting AIIMS security staff in a case registered in the year 2016. The Order to suspend his 2 years jail term has been passed by Special Judge Vikas Dhull after he preferred an appeal against the order of…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 Rouse Avenue Court (Central Delhi) court on Thursday (28th January) suspended 2 years jail term awarded to Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti for assaulting AIIMS security staff in a case registered in the year 2016. The Order to suspend his 2 years jail term has been passed by Special Judge Vikas Dhull after he preferred an appeal against the order of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Ravindra Kumar Pandey. It may be noted that last week a Delhi Court comprising of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Ravindra Kumar Pandey had convicted AAP Leader Somnath Bharti for the offences of rioting, voluntarily causing hurt, assaulting or using criminal force on Public Servant in the execution of his duty and mischief causing damage to public property. The Court of ACMM was of the view that the prosecution had duly proved its case beyond all reasonable doubt against the accused, Somnath Bharti. [NOTE: The Court, however, observed that the prosecution could not prove its case against the other 4 co-accused in the case, namely, Daleep Jha, Jagat Saini, Rakesh Pandey and Sandeep.] Noting that the appeal is going to take considerable time for disposal and having regard to grounds set out in the appeal, the Court, in its order, said, “The application filed by the convict/appellant is allowed and conviction order dated 22.01.2021 and sentence order dated 23.01.2021 of Ld. Trial court are suspended during the pendency of this appeal, subject to the appellant furnishing personal bond in the sum of Rs. 20,000/­ with one surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of this court. Bail Bond filed. Same stands accepted.” This suspension order would enable Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti to remain the MLA from Delhi’s Malviya Nagar constituency for now. The case against Bharti The case dates back to 2016 wherein FIR was registered on 10.09.2016 on the basis of a complaint against Somnath Bharti, Jagat Saini, Dileep Jha, Sandeep, Rakesh Pandey and approximately 300 unknown associates of Som Nath Bharti for allegedly breaking the fence of boundary wall of AIIMS with JCB for creating an access to AIIMS on 09.09.2016 at around 9:45 AM. According to the complaint, they were not accompanied by any government official and had damaged the fence boundary of AIIMS wall which is a Government property. The complaint also alleged that the accused persons misbehaved and injured the security personnel of AIIMS while protecting the government land. The Court while delivering the judgment rejected the defence taken by the accused Somnath Bharti that the security personnel at AIIMS did not fall under the meaning of public servants under sec. 21 of IPC. “The Court is of the view that Section 21 of IPC Clause 12 covers the act of Security Staff of the AIIMS under the category of public servant as they get remuneration from the Government Agency/ AIIMS for performance of public duty. The security staff of AIIMS were performing the delegated duties of public servant and are duly covered under the definition of Public Servant. Hence, the defence of the accused that the security staff of the AIIMS are not public servant is discarded and not accepted.” The Court held. The Court directed the other 4 co-accused persons to furnish bail bonds in terms of sec. 437A CrPC of Rs. 10,000 each. It may be noted that the magisterial court had also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on Bharti. The court, however, had granted him bail to enable him to file an appeal against his conviction and jail term before superior court. Click Here To Download Court’s OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Want to woo shoppers? Be less rational and more emotional, says IGD

first_imgFood and grocery businesses should think less rationally and more emotionally to win over shoppers, according to the boss of research and training charity IGD.Speaking at IGD’s Big Debate conference in London yesterday (18 October), IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch also said it would be essential for manufacturers to offer retailers fresh and innovative products in the future.“In a business environment, we pride ourselves on thinking rationally,” she told the audience. “But let’s stop thinking so rationally all of the time and build our emotional intelligence.”Her comments followed research on shoppers’ feelings using a gauge called 5Drivers that looked at five emotional states: control, desire, belonging, immersion and freedom.The 5Drivers emotional gaugeControl is about feeling on top of things and confident you won’t be let downDesire is about the sensory pleasures of sight, sound, touch, taste and smellBelonging is about social connection, feeling welcomed, comfortable and part of a groupImmersion is about being lost in the moment Freedom is about feeling unconstrained and liberated“We’ve tested grocery shopping for all these emotions and it came out okay – but it could do better,” said Denney-Finch.“It got high scores for ‘control’; scored around halfway for ‘desire’ and ‘belonging’; but didn’t score well for ‘immersion’ and ‘freedom’. That tells us time tends to drag and we’re rarely surprised in a grocery store.”Online shopping and the discounters were better at triggering positive emotions than the biggest retailers, which were viewed as ‘the establishment’, by many shoppers.Discounters versus full-range stores, and physical versus online shopping, were “critical battlegrounds” where the future of food retail would be decided, according to Denney-Finch.“Shoppers told us that shopping at a discounter is quick, easy and better for new products,” she said.Online engagementResearchers found that, rather than hinging on cost and convenience, online retailing services engages the emotions better than traditional grocery.“It’s easy to get absorbed in the Aladdin’s Cave of possibilities online,” Denney-Finch told the audience. “And that emotional gap will keep on widening unless you get to work on it.”She also stated that the success of ‘food to go’ products was due to the way they engaged shoppers’ emotions.“It is fun, varied, immediate, a treat and generally low in stress,” she said. “Home cooking can be inspiring too, but the centre of an average supermarket is a pretty uninspiring place.”Seeking inspirationGreater automation of grocery retailing in the future will give shoppers more time to seek inspiration, added Denney-Finch.“Food stores will focus more and more on fresh and new products and here emotions really will rule.“For suppliers, it means if you’re not fresh and you’re not new – and you’re not bringing excitement or helping the retailer to differentiate – you’re going to get marginalised in tomorrow’s food stores.”last_img read more

Justice Friday examines migration

first_imgIn this week’s installment of Justice Friday, Saint Mary’s first year Annie Maguire and sophomore Krystal Harris presented on the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) campaign called “I am Migration.”Maguire and Harris are both CRS ambassadors, meaning they work to inspire and mobilize students to achieve the mission of CRS and to create global solidarity on campus. The CRS mission encompasses faith, action and results.The goal of the “I am Migration” campaign is to educate students about what migration is and to encourage them to take action by supporting immigrants and refugees both locally and nationally.Beginning the presentation, Maguire clarified the difference between a migrant and a refugee.“Many times, we hear the terms ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ used interchangeably, but there is a significant difference when it comes to legal proceedings,” she said. “Refugees are protected under international law. They should not be expelled or returned to situations where their life and freedom are under threat and are legally allowed to take refuge and asylum in another place.”According to a video from CRS University (a CRS outreach program to partner with universities and students across the country) included in the presentation, the refugee crisis is currently the worst in human history due to conflict and persecution. Refugees will be displaced for an average of 17 years. There are 65 million refugees and displaced people worldwide.“In 2013, the number of international migrants worldwide reached 232 million up from 175 million in 2000 and 154 million in 1990,” Maguire said. “At the end of 2014, 38 million people around the world had been forced to flee their homes by conflict and violence.”Maguire also clarified what it means for someone to be native or indigenous to a certain area.“Native or indigenous means originating in and characteristic of a particular region or county,” Maguire said. “We all have stories. As a history of people, we always move.”Harris and Maguire opened the discussion by asking students to share their own family migration stories.Saint Mary’s junior Denisse Mendez said her family originated in Aguascalientes, Mexico.“I was born in Mexico and I came here when I was three years old,” Mendez said. “My dad came to the U.S. first thinking it had better economic opportunities. Eventually my mom said ‘I can’t take it anymore, we have to reunite our family,’ so then we came to Warsaw, Indiana.”Senior Elizabeth Kochniarczyk said although her immediate family doesn’t have a migration story, her grandparents and great grandparents immigrated to the U.S.“My family is from all over,” she said. “I’m Polish, Irish, Native American and Native Australian.”Justice Education Club president Caylin McCallick said she enjoyed hearing everyone’s stories.“It was nice to see the diversity even within a room of people,” McCallick said.Harris said Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross are all the results of migration.“All three schools were founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross founded in the 19th century by Fr. Basil Moreau,” she said. “He migrated to the United States from Le Mans, France.”Sam Centellas, who for the past three years has been an active member of the South Bend youth and Latino community center, La Casa de Amistad, also shared his migration story.Centellas is originally from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. His mother, who is from Michigan, went to Bolivia to be a missionary where she met his father who was a native of Bolivia. He said their decision to move came from the hyperinflation Bolivia was experiencing in 1984.“My dad was a business man and my mom was a teacher,” he said. “People had to pay him in goods — a dozen eggs or a gallon of milk.”Centellas said sharing stories is an imperative part of understand and connecting with those who are immigrants or refugees.“It is important that we all share our stories and talk about taking action,” he said. “In this area unless you’re Potawatomi Indian, you’re not from this area.”According to Centellas, the U.S. needs to change its language concerning immigrants.“Just because someone isn’t a citizen doesn’t mean they’re undocumented,” Centellas said. “The only difference between me and an undocumented immigrant is that my dad was married to an American. It’s who their parents decided to fall in love with.”“We’re trying to change that conversation piece from people being illegal to people being undocumented,” he said. “Those words matter.”Centellas said promoting awareness concerning language can make a difference for people who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is the result of an Obama administration executive order, and shields certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors from deportation.Additionally, Centellas said 13 to 14 percent of South Bend’s total population is Hispanic — approximately 18,000 people. Across the U.S. there are 750,000 DACA recipients — 1,200 in South Bend alone.“I almost guarantee you if you’ve walked around in our community, you’ve met someone who is undocumented,” Centellas said. “Part of why we talk about action is that our community doesn’t want your pity. We need people to do tangible things, to come and help.”Harris said students can show their solidarity with DACA students by spreading awareness for International Migrants day on Dec. 18, participating in the “Week of ‘Poder,’” contributing to the Lenten CRS Rice Bowls and volunteering at La Casa de Amistad. Students can also wear a safety pin to show their support and promote safe spaces for everyone in the community.Maguire said taking action in these ways support the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. According to Maguire, the mission is to “deepen our understanding and appreciation of distinct cultures, realities and persons so we live our Holy Cross charism and identity more fully.”“This knowledge of the mission really speaks to who we are as Saint Mary’s students,” she said. “We encourage you to be an activist, an advocate and an ally.”Tags: DACA, Immigration, migration, undocumented immigrantslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Two Bills Into Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed two bills into law. The following pieces of legislation are now law:Act 75 – House Bill 477, sponsored by Rep. David Hickernell, which helps children and youth who are in Pennsylvania’s foster care system have access to the same activities and experiences as their peers.Act 76 – House Bill 698, sponsored by Rep. Jim Marshall amends Title 34 (Game), allows for those who are disabled and permanently confined to a wheelchair to use that device while hunting.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: December 10, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Signs Two Bills Into Lawlast_img read more

Perform or get fired, NFF warns Rohr

first_img Loading… On Wednesday, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick confirmed the 66-year-old has been handed a new deal and explained he has been given the mandate to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and qualify the Super Eagles for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Dare explained the Franco-German’s contract was renewed to enable him to prove himself but should he fail to meet his target he would be fired. “For Rohr to have come in, he must have been world standard,” Dare said in an interview with NTA’s Executive Discourse as reported by Punch. “With the conditions we have put in, I think it’s only fair to let him continue if he has accepted, but then again, we are going to warn him [Rohr] to a great standard of responsibility, a greater depth in our football and a greater level of success. “In that contract, there are points that if he does not meet the desired standard, we can terminate his contract. So we are not stuck with him. He has an opportunity to prove himself. “Even if we bring in the best coach in the world, we will set the same standard for him, and if those expectations are not met, we will show him the door. “We will let this play out, he has also made promises that things will get better and I think we will just wait and see what happens eventually.” Nigeria international Chibuzor Okonkwo on Friday revealed that the targets set for the 66-year-old are achievable, given the array of stars at his disposal. “He has been doing well and I believed he has a good team which can win trophies for Nigeria. He deserved to continue to be in charge of the Super Eagles,” Okonkwo told Goal. “Winning the Africa Cup of Nations title is not a tall dream because nothing is impossible and I believe Rohr can do it for Nigeria. “He needs to bring in more experienced players to the team, although the present young players at his disposal are doing well, but he needs to blend the team to make it competitive.” Rohr, who led the Super Eagles to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, however, claimed Nigeria are not the best in Africa as such it would be difficult for him to win the 2021 Afcon tournament in Cameroon. “When you go to a tournament it is to win it. We finished third in the last one and everybody wants to progress but we know also that it is very difficult to win this tournament because we are not number one in Africa. But it is good to have these milestones and ambition,” he said. read also:Rohr will remain as Super Eagles coach, Pinnick confirms Nigeria currently sit atop Group L of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with six points after victories against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has revealed there are clauses in Gernot Rohr’s new contract which gives his employer the right to fire him if he underperforms. Promoted Content8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingThe Best Tarantino Movie YetBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgetslast_img read more