Jury due to retire in Michaela McAreavey murder trial

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest The jury in the trial of two men accused of murdering Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius last year is expected to retire today.Closing arguments were heard in the case on Monday – and the judge took two days to consider the evidence before the court.He is due to deliver his address to the jurors today before asking them to commence their deliberations.Michaelas’s widower John McAreavey has been in Mauritius throughout the course of the trial, accompanied by family members. Google+ Previous articleAlgae Bloom causing financial hardship for Donegal farmersNext articleMan drowns in Creggan reservoir News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Jury due to retire in Michaela McAreavey murder trial Facebook Twittercenter_img Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp By News Highland – July 12, 2012 News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Police appeal after man approaches children in Derry

first_img Police appeal after man approaches children in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook WhatsApp Police are appealing for information following a suspicious approach in the Glenview Avenue in Shantallow yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 12th June.At around 4pm as three children were playing in the street, a man approached them who was driving a black coloured vehicle.It is believed the vehicle had a taxi sign on the roof and the man is described as being middle aged, with grey hair and was wearing a blue shirt and black trousers.Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, saw the vehicle in the area or has any information is asked to contact Police at Strand Road Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – June 13, 2012 Google+ Twittercenter_img Google+ Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleSix Donegal inclusions on latest Revenue defaulters list.Next articleDiscipline for PSNI in relation to suspect sham wedding doesn’t go far enough News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook WhatsApp Newsx Adverts LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more

Donegal Deputy says new rules introduced by Government will hinder Credit Unions

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Donegal Deputy says new rules introduced by Government will hinder Credit Unions A Donegal Deputy is claiming that new rules set to come into effect from January show that Fine Gael favour banks over credit unions and will make sure that credit unions are hindered in every way.Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan has signed regulations that it’s believed, will restrict the size of deposits that can be held by credit unions in a blatant attempt to move savers to the commercial banks.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle says the setting up of the Credit Union Advisory Committee to review the changes move is an Election stunt that will in effect, do nothing:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/thomasp1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Previous articlePolice appeal for information following a man being set alight in DerryNext articleAppeal for information following burglary and attempted burglary in Derry admin WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Twitter By admin – December 29, 2015 center_img Pinterest Google+ Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebooklast_img read more

Forecast of rain may ease water crisis

first_img Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – June 25, 2010 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Previous articleNew consultants for Letterkenny General HospitalNext articleSenator Keaveney slams controversial Mosquito device News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Water should be returning to most homes shortly affected by the latest outage enforced by Donegal County Council to head conserve low stocks.Once again the lough Mourne Water Supply was switched off affecting a number of areas including Lifford, Raphoe and the Twin Towns.Greencastle supply was also switched off affecting all of Greencastle and Shrove.The outages are expected to continue for the foreseeable future and may be extended across the county. Council updates are available herePat Clarke of Met Eireann says there may be some increase in rainfall in the coming days:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/pat1pm.mp3[/podcast] Forecast of rain may ease water crisis 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebooklast_img read more

City of Derry airport manager calls for air passenger duty to be scrapped

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – December 1, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img News WhatsApp Previous articleSF say cutting child benefit would amount to taking clothes off the backs of childrenNext articleExtension of Co-Lab at LYIT confirmed News Highland City of Derry airport manager calls for air passenger duty to be scrapped Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Pinterest The Manager of City of Derry Airport is calling for a £13 tax on all flights to and from Northern Ireland to be scrapped.The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has said air passenger duty on short haul flights was a major stumbling block to rebuilding the NI economy.Such flights make up 98% of all air travel to and from Northern Ireland.The Manager of City Derry Airport, Damien Tierney says the tax discourages airlines using the airport….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/dam.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

UPDATE: Emergency services at the scene of three vehicle collision

first_img UPDATE: Emergency services at the scene of three vehicle collision Emergency services were at the scene of a road traffic collision at Clar Chapel this afternoon.Gardai have said that three vehicles were involved in the collision which happened near Barnesmore Gap this afternoon.Two people have been taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment, although their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.The road remains open but Gardai warn that delays are to be expected. By News Highland – September 14, 2014 Homepage BannerNews Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleInvestigation launched as Newtowncunningham Orange hall is destroyed in fireNext articleFinn Harps draw cup clash in Cork News Highland center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Google+last_img read more

Choice To Rear Pets Traceable To Fundamental Right To Privacy Under Article 21 : Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesChoice To Rear Pets Traceable To Fundamental Right To Privacy Under Article 21 : Kerala HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 April 2020 5:58 AMShare This – x While allowing a person to travel to purchase pet food for his three cats amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the High Court of Kerala observed that choice to rear pets was traceable to fundamental right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution.This significant observation was made by Justice Shaji P Chaly, in his separate but concurring judgment in the case filed by on N…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?Login While allowing a person to travel to purchase pet food for his three cats amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the High Court of Kerala observed that choice to rear pets was traceable to fundamental right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution.This significant observation was made by Justice Shaji P Chaly, in his separate but concurring judgment in the case filed by on N Prakash seeking vehicle pass for buying a particular brand of cat food for his pets. The petitioner said that he was a vegetarian, and non-vegetarian food was not cooked in home. Therefore, for his cats, he used to buy from outside a particular brand of feed.The bench comprising Justices A K Jayasankaran Nambiar and Shaji P Chaly noted that the right to life of animals was recognized by the Supreme Court in the case Animal Welfare Board of India vs A Nagaraja.Justice Chaly went a step ahead to notice a link between the reliefs claimed by the petitioner to his right to make free choices under his right to privacy. It was noted that his choice to remain vegetarian, his choice not to cook non-vegetarian food in his home, his choice to rear cats, and his choice of a particular brand of feed were all facets of his right  to privacy.”the choice of the petitioner not to cook non-vegetarian food is a well protected facet under Article 21 of the Constitution of India and he has no choice than to procure food from outside. These cluster of legal circumstances leads me to a sound conclusion that over and above the right to life conferred on the animals by the Apex Court in the judgment in Animal Welfare Board , every citizen has a right to enjoy his life and liberty conferred under Article 21 of the Constitution of India by having a choice of rearing pets. So much so, a citizen’s choice to rear pets is traceable to his fundamental right to privacy as recognised by the Apex Court in Puttaswamy’s case, which in turn is a facet of his right under Article 21″. Justice Nambiar noted in his judgment that the SC, in Nagaraja,  had taken a cue from the from the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation of Animal Health (OIE), of which India is a member, to recognize five freedoms for animals : freedom from hunger, thirst and malnutrition,freedom from fear and distress,freedom from physical and thermal discomfort,freedom from pain, injury and disease and freedom to express normal patterns of behaviourIt was held by the SC that these rights are also traceable to Sections 3 and 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The bench said that the the decision of the Supreme Court in Nagaraja (Supra), manifests a “shift in judicial thinking” to re-interpret the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act in the light to Article 51A(g) and (h) of the Constitution, which speak of the need to “have compassion for living creatures” and to “develop scientific temper and humanism”.Accordingly, the SC went ahead from “merely safeguarding animal welfare, to recognizing a right and dignity in animals to live lives free from cruelty”, observed the HC.The bench also took note of the fact that “animal feed and fodder” are recognized as essential items, for which movement is permitted during the lockdown period.The Court allowed the petition by holding that the petitioner can travel to purchase the cat feed on the basis of a self-declaration, along with a copy of the order.”while we are happy to have come to the aid of the felines in this case, we are also certain that our directions will help avert a “CATastrophe” in the petitioner’s home”, Justice Nambiar concluded the judgment in a lighter vein.Click here to download judgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe 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

Kerala HC Stays Govt Order Deferring Salary Payment Amid COVID-19 Lockdown [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesKerala HC Stays Govt Order Deferring Salary Payment Amid COVID-19 Lockdown [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 April 2020 2:09 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala on Tuesday stayed for two months the directive issued by the Government of Kerala for postponement of payment of six days’ salary of government servants for five months from April 2020 citing financial crisis due to COVID-19.The order issued by the Finance Department on April 23 stated that all employees of government and government autonomous bodies with gross salary…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 High Court of Kerala on Tuesday stayed for two months the directive issued by the Government of Kerala for postponement of payment of six days’ salary of government servants for five months from April 2020 citing financial crisis due to COVID-19.The order issued by the Finance Department on April 23 stated that all employees of government and government autonomous bodies with gross salary of above Rs 20,000 pm will be subjected to deferment of payment of salary to the extent of six days per month for five months from April 2020.After hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the government order, a single bench of Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas observed that the order was, prima facie, not supported by any provision of law.”All over the world, the efforts of the State Government are being lauded. Every nook and corner of the state is being taken care of the government. Several crores of rupees are being spent by the State.However laudable and appreciable the acts of the state may be, when this Court is called upon to decide a matter affecting the vested rights of citizens, the Court cannot ignore the legal framework”, the Court observed.Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas observed that it was a vested right of every individual to receive salary for the work discharged. The bench did not accept the argument of the State Government that the power was traceable to Disaster Management Act 2005 and the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.”Article 300A will include within its purview ‘salary’ also, as a property, at least prima facie. Kerala Financial Code is only dealing with the procedure for payment of salary. The submission of Advocate General that government has the power to delay the disbursement of the payment of salary by an executive order cannot be countenanced. However much I tried to bring the impugned order within some framework of law, I could not find any basis for such any order in any of the statutes. Neither in the Epidemic Diseases Act as amended by 2020 Ordinance, or in the Disaster Management Act could I seek solace to justify issuance of the order .I also find from Exhibit P1(the impugned order) that there is ambiguity in respect of the manner in which the amounts that are proposed to be set apart are to be utilized. It only refers to the financial difficulty that is faced by the govt.Financial difficulty is not a ground for state government to defer the payment of salary. Prima facie I find that deferment of salary, for whatever purposes, amounts to denial of property. In such a view, I stay the operation of the impugned order for a period of 2 months”.”Financial difficulty is not a ground for state govt to defer the payment of salary. Prima facie I find that deferment of salary, for whatever purposes, amounts to denial of property. In such a view, I stay the operation of the impugned order for a period of 2 months” : Kerala HC— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 28, 2020SubmissionsSenior Advocate K P Satheesan, referring to provisions of Kerala Financial Code, submitted that government servant is entitled to payment of salary within first three days of each month.Advocate Elvin Peter, appearing for employees of the Kerala State Financial Enterprises Ltd, submitted that the direction is without authority of law, and amounts to violation of Article 300A of the Constitution of India. Executive order for deferment of payment of salary will not qualify as ‘law’ within the meaning of Article 300A. Salary would be property within the meaning of Article 300A.Advocate M S Kiranlal, appearing for a group of KSEB employees, submitted that the direction also infringed the fundamental right to life under Article 21 and not just right to property. Many employees will be put to peril if the salary payment is deferred, he submitted.Advocate Rakesh Sharma submitted that the order was issued without providing any consideration for health workers, who are working overtime, putting their lives at risk to control the pandemic. He also referred to the direction issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on March 29, directing all employers to pay full wages to the employees without reduction during lockdown.Executive order for deferment of payment of salary will not qualify as ‘law’ within the meaning of Article 300A. Salary would be property within the meaning of Article 300A : petitioners submit.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 28, 2020In response, C P Sudhakara Prasad, Advocate General of Kerala, submitted that the government order is only postponing the payment of salary, and there was no deprivation of the same.There is no provision of law which states that there should be payment of salary on a particular day, AG added. The condition that salary should be paid on a particular day is from the Financial Code, a government order. That can be altered by another government order.The top law officer of the State then referred to the provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and Kerala Epidemic Diseases Ordinance 2020 to state that the government has wide powers to appropriate funds for disaster management.It was further highlighted that the State Government was reeling under severe financial crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown. More than 50% of the revenue receipts are used for payment of salary. COVID-19 has put huge burden on the resources of the state. Rs 5000 crores was spent last month in relation to COVID-19, added the AG.”Government servants are the luckiest lot in the society at present, whereas many other sections are suffering due to lockdown”, he added.The AG also referred to similar orders passed by Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha Governments, which were stated to be more stringent in nature. The orders by AP Government mandate 50% deferment of the salary of government employees, the AG said.If such measures are not taken, the state will go into deep financial crisis, the AG stressd.In rejoinder, Dr K P Satheesan submitted that the right to receive salary within first three working days of the month flows from the Kerala Service Rules. That is a vested right of all government employees. Right to receive salary cannot be left to an uncertain day at the whims and fancies of the government, he added.Advocate Elvin Peter rebutted the AG’s arguments based on Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act.”These acts are not intended to deprive a person’s salary. Can those Acts be interpreted to say that Government can acquire private property without due process?”, he submitted.’These acts are not intended to deprive a person’s salary. Can those Acts be interpreted to say that Government can acquire private property without due process?’, asks Adv Elvin Peter#KeralaHC#salarychallenge— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 28, 2020Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Doctor’s Suicide Case: Delhi Court Allows Withdrawal of Plea For Anticipatory Bail By AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDoctor’s Suicide Case: Delhi Court Allows Withdrawal of Plea For Anticipatory Bail By AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal [Read Order] Karan Tripathi11 May 2020 7:30 AMShare This – xRouse Avenue Court has allowed Aam Aadmi Party MLA Prakash Jarwal and others to withdraw their plea for anticipatory bail in the suicide case of a Delhi doctor. While allowing withdrawal, Special CBI Judge Rakesh Kumar Sharma noted that as the Delhi Police has already arrested the accused, his application for anticipatory bail has become infructuous. On Saturday,…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?LoginRouse Avenue Court has allowed Aam Aadmi Party MLA Prakash Jarwal and others to withdraw their plea for anticipatory bail in the suicide case of a Delhi doctor. While allowing withdrawal, Special CBI Judge Rakesh Kumar Sharma noted that as the Delhi Police has already arrested the accused, his application for anticipatory bail has become infructuous. On Saturday, Prakash Jarwal, who is AAP MLA from Deoli, was arrested by Delhi Police after he was named in the suicide note recovered from a doctor who took his own life last month. The said doctor, who was involved in business with the Delhi Jal Board, has stated in the suicide note that Prakash Jarwal and his brothers used to extort money from him every month which drove him to commit suicide. Earlier, the Magistrate in Saket court issued a Non Bailable Warrant against Jarwal and other accused personsClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe 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

SC Seeks Centre & State Govt.’s Response In Plea For CBI Probe Into Assembly Of People At Markaz & Bus Terminal In Delhi

first_imgTop StoriesSC Seeks Centre & State Govt.’s Response In Plea For CBI Probe Into Assembly Of People At Markaz & Bus Terminal In Delhi Sanya Talwar27 May 2020 8:31 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to file its reply in a plea seeking action against the Government of NCT of Delhi for their alleged failure in containing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and thereby, allowing it to spread in the entire country.A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, AS Bopanna & Hrishikesh Roy also directed the other impleaded Respondents…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 on Wednesday directed the Centre to file its reply in a plea seeking action against the Government of NCT of Delhi for their alleged failure in containing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and thereby, allowing it to spread in the entire country.A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, AS Bopanna & Hrishikesh Roy also directed the other impleaded Respondents – State of NCT Delhi, Delhi Development Authority  (DDA) & Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to file their reply within a week.The bench was hearing a plea, also seeking an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into “the matter related to the assembly of people at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal and Markaz in Nizamuddin as the Respondent No. 5 failed to control the people and the Nizamuddin Markaz chief Maulana Saad is still not arrested till now”.On April 13, the top court had directed the petitioner to submit a copy of the plea to the Solicitor General.The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlights the advisory issued by Respondent No. 1 on 16.03.2020 on Social Distancing measures wherein religious leaders have been advised to regulate mass gatherings and to prevent overcrowding. Further, on 23.03.2020, the Prime Minister of India announced a national lockdown for a period of 21 days to prevent the spread of the virus.The plea states that in order to tackle the spread of the virus, everyone must practice social distancing at Anand Vihar. However, despite knowing the same, the Respondents failed to stop the migrant workers and thereby violated Article 21 of the Constitution of India and provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and Indian Penal Code, 1860.The plea goes on to highlight another incident which stems from the event which took place between 15.03.2020 and 17.03.2020 at a Markaz in Nizamuddin, wherein 24 people who had attended the event, tested positive.It has been averred that more than 2000 delegates were present at the Markaz and many have tested positive due to cluster transmission of the virus. In light of the same, Respondent No. 2 has failed to arrest the Nizamuddin Markaz chief Maulana Saad, who had organized the event.The plea submits that “the Respondent No. 2 has failed to explain till now that why huge number of people were allowed to be assembled at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal and Markaz in Nizamuddin” and that this failure evidently portrays the lack of inaction in protecting the citizen of the country from the spread of the virus.The plea also alludes to statements made by BJP Minister Mr. Kapil Mishra wherein he states that the Delhi Government “made announcements in the colonies where UP-Bihar migrants are staying in Delhi, informing them that the Delhi govt-run DTC buses will take them to the Anand Vihar Bus Terminal”.It has further been averred that the Delhi Govt has purposely cut the electricity and water supply of migrant workers, and that this requires an inquiry from the CBI.On the basis of the same, the following reliefs have been sought by the Petitioner:1. Direction directing the Respondents to show what appropriate steps were taken by them to prevent the spread of the virus.2. Direction directing the Respondents and the concerned authorities under them to take measures to stop people from gathering at one place and to enforce proper safety for the people who had gathered at the terminal and Markaz.3. Direction laying down guidelines, devising strategy to protect the fundamental rights by the Respondents and the concerned authorities.4. Direction directing the CBI to investigate the matter regarding failure to control the assembly of people at the terminal and Markaz.The petition has been listed before the Supreme Court on April 13.Click Here to Download the 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