British Monarch has appointed 114 barristers and solicitors as new Queen’s Counsel in England and Wales.

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of 114 barristers and solicitors as new Queen’s Counsel (QC) in England and Wales for the year 2020. The title of QC is awarded to those who have demonstrated particular skill and expertise in the conduct of advocacy.

Her Majesty has also approved the appointment of 10 new Honorary Queen’s Counsel (QC Honoris Causa). Their biographies are listed below. Honorary QCs are awarded to those who have made a major contribution to the law of England and Wales, outside practice in the courts.

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Year End Review 2019 – Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare

Launch of PM KISAN scheme; 8.12 crore beneficiaries registered till date Launch of farmers’ pension scheme PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana; Over 19 lakh beneficiaries registered till date Government constitutes a High Powered Committee of Chief Ministers for ‘Transformation of Indian Agriculture’

The major highlights of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare during the year 2019 are as follows:

Launch of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY)

PM-KMY inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 12th September, 2019 provides for payment of minimum pension of Rs.3000/- per month to the eligible small and marginal farmers on attaining the age of 60 years.  It is voluntary and contributory pension scheme, with an entry age of 18 to 40 years. The monthly contribution by farmer ranges between Rs.55 to 200.  Central Government will contribute an equal amount in the pension scheme.  Till now 19, 19, 802 beneficiaries have been registered.

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European Code of Good Administrative Behaviour

Ο Ευρωπαϊκός Κώδικας Ορθής Διοικητικής Συμπεριφοράς

Der Europäische Kodex für gute Verwaltungspraxis

Le Code européen de bonne conduite administrative

Il Codice europeo di buona condotta amministrativa

The Code approved by the European Parliament contains the following substantive provisions  :

Article 1
General provision

In their relations with the public, the institutions and their officials shall respect the principles which are laid down in this Code of Good Administrative Behaviour, hereafter referred to as “the Code”.

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Year-End Review: Department of Space

Department of Space

Date: 30 DEC 2019 

Following are the initiatives of the Department of Space during the year 2019:

Missions and Project Related Activities

  • ISRO has successfully accomplished 13missionsincluding06 launch vehicle missions and07 satellite missions during the year 2019.
  • 50 foreign satellites from 07countries were launched on a commercial basis during this period.
  • PSLV-C44 successfully launched Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 on January 24, 2019 from Sriharikota.

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Year-End Review – 2019 Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence

27-December, 2019

2019 was a year full of remarkable events for Ministry of Defence.In a landmark decision with tremendous reform in higher defence management in the country, the Government has approved to create the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in the rank of a four-star General with salary and perquisites equivalent to a Service Chief. The CDS will also head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), to be created within the Ministry of Defence and function as its Secretary. This follows the announcement made by the Prime Minister on August 15, 2019, in his address to the nation, inter alia, “India should not have a fragmented approach. Our entire military power will have to work in unison and move forward…All the three (Services) should move simultaneously at the same pace. There should be good coordination and it should be relevant to the hope and aspirations of our people. It should be in line with the changing war and security environment with the world…after formation of this post (CDS), all the three forces will get effective leadership at the top level.”The decision will lead to improved coordination between the Armed Forces and make them more effective. The other major decisions and events related to the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces are as follows:

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Calcutta High Court ordered WB govt to removed all anti-CAA advertisement from Govt portals and facebook sites – 23/12/2019 [Read full text of the order]

Calcutta High Court

Sri Surajit Saha vs. Mamata Banerjee, The Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal & Ors.

W.P.23510 [W] of 2019

Sri Surajit Saha

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The State of West Bengal & Ors.

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W.P.23573[W] of 2019

Soumen Sarkar

vs.

Union of India & Ors.

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W.P.23557 [W] of 2019

Kuntal Majumder

vs.

Union of India & Ors.

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W.P.23463[W] of 2019

Suman Bhattacharjee

vs.

Union of India & Ors.

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AST 61 of 2019

Anirban Mukherjee

vs.

State of West Bengal & Ors.

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AST 62 of 2019

Ramaprasad Sarkar

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Union of India & Ors.

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W.P.23781[W] of 2019

Sri Surajit Saha

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Mamata Banerjee, The Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal & Ors.

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Hyderabad police murdered four people to cover-up failure-now women are more unsafe

The news : 

The four accused in the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian were shot dead by the Telangana Police on Friday. The accused, arrested on November 29, were remanded to judicial custody and lodged in high-security cells at Cherlapally Central Prison. They were charged under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 375 (rape) and 362 (abduction). Post midnight on Friday morning, the Telangana Police took the four accused to Chattapally, around 30 kilometres from Hyderabad, where the veterinarian’s body was set ablaze and dumped on November 27 for the reconstruction of the Crime Scene. The four accused, Mohammed Arif (26), Jollu Shiva (20), Jollu Naveen (20) and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu (20), had been taken to the scene of the crime at 3 am for a reconstruction, the police said. They were at the spot near a bridge where the charred body of the woman was found, around 50 km from Hyderabad, when, the police claim, one of the men signalled to the others, possibly to escape. The police claim they fired in self-defence after two of the men attacked them, snatched their weapons and fired.

Effect: 

People especially are women are happy, celebrating Diwali and throwing flowers to police for doing great job. Political establishment are rescued from electoral debacle.

Now some legal question: 

How did police come to the conclusion that only arrested four people did the Crime and there was no fifth criminal involved? How police established that the four accused were not working on behalf of their boss who used to know the Victim and her whereabouts?

Why police took them at 3.30 AM for constructing the Crime scene and not at 12.00 Noon when the sunlight was available. How police were reconstructing forensic crime scene in darkness?

How should police take photographs of crime scenes in darkness? Where shall police get an independent witness in Dark night?

Why police took four accused in one go … they supposed to take one after another to have four versions as per evidence Act either to contradict or agreement amongst the four versions and complete the circumstantial chain which must point to the accused and none other…

Why four accused were taken out of the police van in a single go… Why one by one was not taken to the spot to establish the role of a particular accused.

Had it been the case that the four accused persons were history-sheeter( though no history), how a handcuffed untrained accused could snatch service Revolver from a trained police officer and started to fire multiple armed police officers …and police in self-defense killed four people at once …. how many weapons were snatched … one two three or four by four accused …. horrible. How did the unchained the service revolver or any calibrate weapon which supposed to be chained with the belt of the police officer and ran away…

Where is the photography or creating the crime scene or encounter?

The matter is highly suspicious and should be taken as per Sohorabuddin Encounter Case and demands a high lever Enquiry.

By doing police drama women are not safe but vulnerable and police can easily pick up anybody in rape-murder accusation and killed them to save political establishment and to conceal the departmental failure.

Then we don’t need anything beyond Police … We don’t need Court of Law …Justice system …Defence advocacy. Police justice is the last word in Indian Democracy!!!!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 2019

Fadnavis took oath as Maha CM, Siva Sena shunted out-Cong on footpath-23/11/19

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister on Saturday along with Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar as the deputy chief minister.

The BJP staked claim to form the government on Saturday morning after which the governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked the Centre to withdraw the rule in Maharashtra.

Fadnavis said after taking oath that, “There was a need to form a stable government in Maharashtra. I want to thank Ajit Pawar for giving us this support. Along with Pawar there are section of MLAs and other independent legislators who are supporting us. We will now prove our majority on the floor of the house.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted:

“Congratulations to @Dev_Fadnavis Ji and @AjitPawarSpeaks Ji on taking oath as the CM and Deputy CM of Maharashtra respectively. I am confident they will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra.”


President issued the following proclamation at around 5.48 AM

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 23rd November, 2019

G.S.R. 873(E).—The following Proclamation issued by the President of India is published for General information:—

PROCLAMATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of article 356 of the Constitution, I, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India hereby revoke the Proclamation issued by me under the said article on the 12th day of November, 2019, in relation to the State of Maharashtra with effect from the 23rd day of November, 2019.

New Delhi,
The 23rd November, 2019

RAM NATH KOVIND,
President

Ministry of Home Affairs


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2019

 

“Islam as the most peaceful religion of the world”: UNESCO said it Fake

Certificate of Peace is a fake documents UNESCO

Several Islamists have been circulating above certificate by saying that UNESCO has declared as such, but the UNESCO declared on 11.07.2016 by its website that the purported certificate is fake and the never issued such by UNESCO.

The UNESCO statement :

UNESCO denounces fake statement

We wish to refer to the recent allegations posted on the website juntakareporter, citing an alleged statement and certificate from UNESCO declaring “Islam as the most peaceful religion of the world”. Such statement was never made by the Organization and that the certificate reproduced on this website is a fake one. The website that published this information is a satirical media.

UNESCO has never had any official relationship with the entity referred to as “International Peace Foundation”, nor has it ever supported such a statement or granted any diploma of this kind.

In line with its mandate, the Organization has the responsibility to promote interreligious and intercultural dialogue on a global scale, with the unerring support of its Member States, partners and networks. In doing so, UNESCO promotes respect on equal grounds for all traditions and faiths, always striving to build bridges and strengthen ties whenever possible.

NOVEMBER 13TH, 2019


Source: UNESCO

Additional mentioning: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/times-fact-check/news/fake-alert-no-unesco-has-not-declared-islam-as-the-worlds-most-peaceful-religion/articleshow/70071918.cms

Police brutality on Tis Hazari lawyers: HC orders FIR, CBI assisted inquiry, suspension of police and Ex-gratia compensation

Lawyers body expressed no faith on police and Delhi Police transferred the probe to  the crime branch and ordered for special investigation team (SIT)

On Sunday Delhi High Court ordered the transfer of Special Commissioner of Delhi Police Sanjay Singh and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Harinder Singh at a special hearing at 1P.M following Saturday’s police brutality on lawyers at the Tis Hazari courts and appointed retired justice S P Garg to conduct a judicial enquiry within six weeks.

After taking Suo motu cognizance on a media report by a vacation bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar in a special mentioning case, in which 29 persons were injured including three advocates who suffered gunshot wounds on 2nd November, the Delhi High Court on Sunday ordered the transfer of Special Commissioner of Delhi Police Sanjay Singh and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Harinder Singh at a special hearing at 1P.M following Saturday’s police brutality on lawyers at the Tis Hazari courts and appointed retired justice S P Garg to conduct a judicial enquiry within six weeks.

The bench said Justice Garg will be assisted by directors of CBI, Vigilance and Intelligence Bureau or any other senior officers appointed by them. The court also directed to register FIR and statements of the victims u/s 161 to be recorded. Further directed ex-gratia compensation to three lawyers for Rs 50 thousand, Rs 25 thousand and Rs 10 thousand. The court also directed the police chief to ensure that no coercive is taken against lawyers.

The court also directed the Police Commissioner to take immediate action with regard to suspension of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Kanta Prasad, who allegedly dragged an advocate inside the lock up and beat him up, and ASI Pawan, who allegedly fired at the lawyers.

The Bar Council of India, Bar Council of Delhi, Supreme Court Bar Association, Delhi High court Bar Association, coordination committee of Delhi district courts, which appeared and demanded that the senior officials of Delhi Police who ordered lathi charge and firing be arrested and suspended along with those who manhandled the advocates.


Dated: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2019