Elephant Death In Kerala: PIL In SC Seeks CBI Or SIT Probe

first_imgTop StoriesElephant Death In Kerala: PIL In SC Seeks CBI Or SIT Probe Sanya Talwar7 Jun 2020 7:45 AMShare This – xA plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a Court Monitored CBI or a Special Investigating Team (SIT) probe into the recent death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala reportedly due to accidental consumption of a firecracker-stuffed pineapple meant as a trap for wild boars.The petition has been filed by Advocate Avadh Bihari Kaushik and seeks the intervention of the Top Court for…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?LoginA plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a Court Monitored CBI or a Special Investigating Team (SIT) probe into the recent death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala reportedly due to accidental consumption of a firecracker-stuffed pineapple meant as a trap for wild boars.The petition has been filed by Advocate Avadh Bihari Kaushik and seeks the intervention of the Top Court for the “horrific, tragic, brutal, cruel and inhumane act of some villagers committed near Silent Valley National Park in Mannarkkad district of the state of Kerala”.While highlighting that the incident is not the first of its kind, the petitioner goes on to state that the said incident has brought on surface, an earlier similar incident wherein another female elephant had met with similar fate in April 2020 in Kollam district of Kerala. The plea states,”It is submitted that these are two incidents brought into public domain but the menace appears to be deep rooted, huge and serious and, prima facie, it appears to be a well calculated and organized killing racket to kill the giant animal.”In light of this, it is averred that that since “authorities concerned/respondents have failed to prevent such killing of the protected animals despite the laws in place”, a Court monitored investigation of the above cases through the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or alternatively a Special Investigating Team (SIT) probe becomes imperative.”….a Court Monitored investigation of the above two cases of killings of elephants, as noted above, as also of other similar cases, being reported from time to time from various other states, is directed by this Hon’ble Court to be conducted through the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or alternatively, the investigation is directed to be conducted by a Special Investigating Team (SIT) consisting of experts from various departments and agencies headed by a Retired Judge of this Hon’ble Court” – Excerpt of PleaFurthermore, Kaushik has contended that Forest Officials have stated that  investigation into animal killings is very tough, in as much as it is “difficult to gather information in such incidents and locating the place where the wild animals meet with such fate is not easy”, an SIT consisting of experts from relevant departments is important to curb the “illegal and brutal killing of elephants”. The plea emphasises on the the fact irreparable loss and injury has been caused to wildlife and also to the public at large and that the elephant is a protected wildlife animal listed at item No. 12-B in the name of ‘Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus)’ in scheduled-I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and as such killing thereof as also trade in its any of the articles/organs is punishable offence.The petition further states that the Supreme Court should interfere in the matter and set up a Special Investigation Team to probe the instances of elephant killings throughout the country in order to avoid such incidents in the future.On June 6, the National Green Tribunal has registered a suo motu case regarding the incident of a pregnant elephant killed in Silent Valley Forest in Kerala.The Tribunal presided by Justice K. Ramakrishnan observed that these things are happening probably due to various aspects of not following the norms for protecting the wild animals in the forest exposing them to have conflict with human, thereby their lives were put to danger.Click Here To Download Petition Next Storylast_img read more

One cadet killed in training accident at West Point, 21 others injured

first_imgfdastudillo/iStock(WEST POINT, N.Y.) — A West Point cadet was killed and 21 others were injured when their vehicle overturned in a training accident at the U.S. Military Academy on Thursday morning, according to a West Point spokesman.Among the 22 in the vehicle, there were 19 cadets and two soldiers who were injured, said Lt. Col. Chris Ophardt, a spokesman for the U.S. Military Academy.“They were involved in an LMTV accident that occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. in the training area off of Route 293,” he said. LMTV stands for Light Medium Tactical Vehicle — a truck used for personnel or equipment transport.Army and local first responders at the scene treated the injured near the Camp Natural Bridge training site which is on U.S. Military Academy property, officials said. The injuries ranged from face abrasions to a broken arm.“The injured have been transported to local hospitals,” said Ophardt. “Details of the incident are under investigation.”The accident occurred as the cadets — who are rising seniors and part of the class of 2020 — were traveling to a land navigation training site during annual summer training at the academy, West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams said at an afternoon news conference. He called it a “tragic day” for the West Point community and the U.S. Army.During the summer months, West Point cadets train in field exercises common throughout the active duty Army. One of the two Army soldiers on the truck was driving — not a cadet — when the accident occurred, Williams said.The Army will not identify the cadet who was killed until 24 hours after next of kin notification.There are 2,400 cadets currently training at the U.S. Military Academy.President Donald Trump tweeted about the “terrible accident” on Thursday, saying, “We mourn the loss of life and pray for the injured. God Bless them ALL!”“My heart breaks for all those involved in the tragic training accident at West Point this morning,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., said in a statement. “These courageous cadets and soldiers represent the best of New York State and our country, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their bravery in choosing to serve our country and protect our freedoms. This incident is made all the more heart wrenching as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day today, a day where we remember those who gave their lives for our country.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

O.J. Simpson joins Twitter, says he’s ‘got a little getting even to do’

first_imgJason Bean-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Just days ahead of the 25th anniversary of his arrest on charges he murdered his ex-wife and her friend, O.J. Simpson has launched a Twitter account and says he’s “got a little getting even to do.”The inaugural post of the 71-year-old NFL Hall of Famer, who was famously acquitted of the murder charges in the “Trial of the Century” only to be sent to prison a decade later over a botched robbery, was a shaky video titled “Coming soon,” in which he sports a blue sweater and a bright smile with palm trees visible in the background. By Saturday evening, the video had been viewed almost 5 million times.“Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly. Coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything,” said Simpson. His account @TherealOJ32, has already amassed nearly 250k followers in just 24 hours.“It should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do,” he said.A quarter-century after Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, were found dead, and Simpson’s subsequent acquittal, Simpson remains an object of enormous fascination.In September 2007, Simpson led a group of men into a Las Vegas hotel and casino to steal what he claims was his own sports memorabilia at gunpoint. Simpson was charged with a number of felony counts, including kidnapping and armed robbery.In 2008, Simpson was found guilty in the botched robbery and sentenced to up to 33 years in prison. In July 2017, Simpson was granted parole, and that October was released from the Lovelock Correctional Institute in Nevada.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of retired administrator at Cal State Fullerton campus

first_imgiStock(FULLERTON, Calif.) — Days after a retired California college administrator was stabbed to death, police said they have arrested a suspect.Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, was found in a car in a campus parking lot with “numerous” stab wounds Monday morning, according to the California State University Fullerton police.“A very crude incendiary device” was left in a backpack underneath Chan’s car, Fullerton Police Lt. Jon Radus said.Items that could be used in a kidnapping, like zip-ties and wigs, were also in the backpack, he said.A motive was not immediately known.The slaying launched a massive manhunt. Police on Tuesday released surveillance video showing a man believed to be the suspect running from the crime scene in broad daylight.Authorities are expected to release more details at a news conference Thursday.Chan was the director of Budget and Finance and Student Services for University Extended Education from 2009 until he retired in 2017, CSU Fullerton President Framroze Virjee said. Chan returned to campus as a special consultant in 2019.The university president called the murder “an unspeakable act.”This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Tesco takes jobs online to pull in extra 20,000

first_imgTesco has launched one of the UK’s biggest retail careers websites to helpit fill over 20,000 vacancies this year. The supermarket giant has taken its recruitment process online as a resultof its rapid expansion at home and abroad announced last month. The website contains information for potential employees, and includesfunctions to search for current vacancies and apply for selected posts online. It also includes information about working for Tesco as well as profiles ofbusiness functions and people. David Fairhurst, Tesco global resourcing director, said, “Our growthmeans we have a huge demand for new staff. Our new website means we can do moreto help job-seekers – speeding up our recruitment process to help boost ourteam.” According to Tesco, which employs 177,000 staff in the UK and 240,000worldwide, research shows that more than 14 million people in the UK can accessthe Internet at home and an increasing number of job-seekers are using the Web.The website fits with Tesco’s policy of actively recruiting over-50s bytargeting “silver surfers” who have been identified as using theInternet in increasing numbers. www.tesco.com/careers Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Tesco takes jobs online to pull in extra 20,000On 2 Oct 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

HR short-changes female workforce

first_img Comments are closed. Female HR professionals are entitled to feel undervalued. A survey reveals that women in the sector earn significantly less than malecolleagues. How can HR tackle equal pay in the workplace if there is a damaging gap inour own profession? Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article HR short-changes female workforceOn 7 Jan 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img

More than half of NYC workers won’t return to offices by September

first_img Share via Shortlink Message* Full Name* “The overwhelming message is that both employers and workers are uncertain as to when they’re going to come back to the office and under what circumstances,” Kathryn Wylde, the Partnership’s CEO, told Gothamist. “From an employer standpoint, they’re very concerned about the mental health, stress, burnout impact of Covid. Many of them feel that they cannot put any more pressure on their employees in terms of the expectation of them coming back to the office, even though most of the CEOs I know would like to have the team back.”The study, which was conducted between Feb. 24 and March 8, surveyed 174 companies with 209,000 office workers.The pandemic forced a majority of office workers to switch to remote work at the onset of the health crisis, and some experts believe the trend of working-from-home or work-from-anywhere is likely to continue even after the pandemic.Prominent companies, including JPMorgan and Salesforce, have taken steps to reduce their real estate footprint in anticipation of the changed world in the post-pandemic era. [Gothamist] — Akiko MatsudaContact Akiko Matsuda Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink About 45 percent of companies would bring employees back to offices by September. (iStock)It’ll still be some time before Manhattan’s office buildings are even close to being full again, according to a new survey of big employers.Only 45 percent of employees will be back in offices by September, according to the report from the Partnership for New York City, which was first reported by Gothamist.But 14 percent of the companies that responded said they were unsure when a majority of their employees would come back to offices. And at least some of the time, their employees will work remotely, said 56 percent of employers.As of early March, just 10 percent of Manhattan office employees have returned to the workplace.The survey also found that 8 percent of employers will require their returning workers to be vaccinated, while 61 percent will not.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreWhen will NYC really get back to work? September, experts sayJPMorgan to sublet office space as it ponders work-from-homeTarget moves to hybrid work-from-home model for corporate office Email Address* Commercial Real EstateCoronavirusManhattan Office MarketOffice Leasinglast_img read more

BYU Basketball Brings In Local Recruits This Week

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-This week, BYU basketball brought in a pair of standout Utah recruits as new Cougars head coach Mark Pope seeks to bolster his recruiting class.Wasatch Academy shooting guard Richie Saunders chose the Cougars over offers from Big East program Creighton of Omaha, Neb. Utah State and Pac-12 schools Oregon State and Utah.The 6-5 180-pound Mt. Pleasant native is a top 150 recruit, per 247sports.com.He will be joined by Salt Lake Community College redshirt wing Spencer Johnson, who committed last week.Johnson, a former American Fork High School star, is the nephew of Mid-Utah Radio talent J.D. Fox who has also played at Weber State.He also spent some time at Utah Valley playing for Pope and then decided to join his former Wolverines head coach and staff at BYU after they offered him a scholarship.Johnson, after sitting out a year per NCAA Division I rules, will have three years of eligibility for the Cougars when he officially arrives on campus in 2020.The 6-5 Johnson will primarily play shooting guard for the Cougars. October 31, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Basketball Brings In Local Recruits This Week Written by Tags: BYU Basketball/Mid-Utah Radiolast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 10/20

first_img Tags: Roundup October 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/20 Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVolleyballRegion 12CASTLE DALE, Utah-The Richfield Wildcats downed Emery 3-1 in Region 12 volleyball action Tuesday. The Wildcats prevailed 18-25, 25-17, 25-23 and 26-24.MONROE, Utah-The Carbon Dinos smoked South Sevier 3-0 Tuesday  in Region 12 volleyball action. The Dinos gashed the Rams 26-24, 25-15 and 25-16 to prevail in the straight sets victory.Region 14DELTA, Utah-The Juab Wasps outlasted Delta 3-2 Tuesday in Region 14 volleyball action at the Palladium. The Wasps prevailed 25-19, 20-25, 22-25, 25-20 and 15-11 in the fifth set.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The North Sanpete Hawks stymied American Leadership in Region 14 volleyball action Tuesday. The Hawks prevailed 25-17, 25-10 and 25-13 to overpower the Eagles in straight sets.LINDON, Utah-The Manti Templars won a five set thriller over Maeser Prep, 3-2 Tuesday in Region 14 volleyball action. The Templars prevailed 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 17-25, and 17-15 in the fifth set.Region 18KANAB, Utah-Kanab gashed Beaver 3-1 Tuesday in Region 18 volleyball action. Kanab bested Beaver 25-18, 25-17, 13-25 and 25-15 to get the region victory.ENTERPRISE, Utah-The Millard Eagles downed Enterprise 3-2 in Region 18 volleyball action Tuesday.Region 20ESCALANTE, Utah-The Escalante Moquis overpowered Bryce Valley 3-0 in Region 20 volleyball action Tuesday.last_img read more

YESTERYEAR-Young Women’s Christian Association

first_imgAs early as 1905, a dormitory opened on Division Street to provide shelter for young, single women who were flowing into Evansville to work in the city’s numerous factories, mills, and shops. Two years later, social reformer Albion Fellows Bacon helped to organize the Working Girls Association to further assist women. Its success spurred the founding of the Evansville chapter of the YWCA in 1911. By the mid-1920s, the organization’s rapid growth led to the building of a larger home on Vine Street, seen here under construction in 1925.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do feel that the City should go to trial or settle the Billy Bolin verses Louise Milan law suit out of court?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more