The criminal courts should exercise their available powers, such as those under Sections 309, 311 and 258 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to effectuate the right to speedy trial. A watchful and diligent trial Judge can prove to be a better protector of such right than any guidelines. In appropriate case, jurisdiction of the High Court under Section 482, Cr.P.C. and Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution can be invoked seeking appropriate relief or suitable directions. This is an appropriate occasion to remind the Union of India and the State Governments of their constitutional obligation to strengthen the judiciary – quantitatively and qualitatively – by providing requisite funds, manpower and infrastructure. We hope and trust that the Government shall act.

Sections 251 to 257 of that chapter deal with the steps to he adopted from the commencement up to culmination of the proceedings in summons cases. One of the normal rules in summons cases is that once trial started, it should reach its normal culmination. But S.258 is included in that chapter in the form of an exception to the aforesaid normal progress chart of the trial in summons case.

Hence therefore, in order that all this may be done to better advantage, and with the full and free consent of both sides, we agree and by this present letter consent that the said astrologers, pilots, sailors, and others determined upon with the said king, our brother-a like number on either side, and of sufficient number for this matter-must assemble, and they shall assemble, along any part of the frontier of these our kingdoms and the kingdom of Portugal.

Instrument of Surrender Signed at Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945 We, acting by command of and in behalf of the Emperor of Japan, the Japanese Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, hereby accept the provisions set forth in the declaration issued by the heads of the Governments of the United States, China and Great Britain on 26 July 1945, […]

The German High Command will at once issue orders to all German military, naval and air authorities and to all forces under German control to cease active operations at 2301 hours Central European time on 8 May and to remain in the positions occupied at that time. No ship, vessel, or aircraft is to be scuttled, or any damage done to their hull, machinery or equipment.

Addressing a joint session of Congress on March 12, 1947, President Harry S. Truman asked for $400 million in military and economic assistance for Greece and Turkey and established a doctrine, aptly characterized as the Truman Doctrine, that would guide U.S. diplomacy for the next 40 years. President Truman declared, “It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.”

Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors. Whatever they may be, I fervently beseech the Almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which they may tend. I shall also carry with me the hope that my country will never cease to view them with indulgence; and that, after forty five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal, the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion, as myself must soon be to the mansions of rest.

Mineral Production during November 2020 (Provisional) DATE: 20 JAN 2021 The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of November, 2020 (Base: 2011-12=100) was 104.5. Production level of important minerals in November, 2020 were:  Coal 626 lakh tonnes, Lignite 29 lakh tonnes, Natural gas (utilized) 2263 million cu. m., Petroleum (crude) 25 lakh tonnes, Bauxite […]

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