Featured Events Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 2017 Hurricanes, Rector Tampa, FL ‘Pray for us’: Southeast Episcopalians brace for Hurricane Irma On Hurricane Harvey’s heels, ‘catastrophic’ storm has already raked Caribbean Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Hurricane Irma AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Christ Church in Frederica, Georgia, on St. Simons Island, stands boarded up and ready for Irma. Volunteers wrote scripture verses on some of the boards. Photo: Tom Purdy[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Jim Shevlin looked down at his list fewer than two days before Hurricane Irma was expected to drive up the spine of Florida’s peninsula. As a Category 5 storm, Irma had already killed at least 11 people and destroyed thousands of homes in the Caribbean islands.And the massive storm was looming closer.By Sept. 8, the rector had 18 to 20 people, five dogs and one cat on his list seeking shelter at his Church of Our Saviour on the north side of Lake Okeechobee in the Diocese of Central Florida. When Shevlin found out some parishioners had nowhere else to go, he decided to open the church, its halls and its offices for them. The church’s windows are covered with hurricane shutters. Evacuees will need to bring sleeping bags, food and water for at least three days, but there are two generators ready to kick in if the power goes out.“All people got to do is show up, and we’ll welcome them with open arms,” Shevlin told Episcopal News Service. He’s worried about his home, but Shevlin’s wife, 20-year-old son, 17-year-old daughter, and their two dogs will shelter at the church with him and the other parishioners.“Pray for us,” Shevlin said.Farther south, more than half a million people in the Miami-Dade area were ordered to evacuate before Irma was expected to wreak havoc, on a track to churn northward through the state toward Georgia and South Carolina. Northbound traffic was almost deadlocked on the main thoroughfares on the state’s west and east sides, Interstates 75 and 95. Florida was running short of gasoline. Evacuation was becoming less of an option fewer than two days before Irma’s U.S. arrival.Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 hurricane when it pulverized parts of the Leeward Islands on late Sept. 5 into Sept. 6. It decimated Barbuda and its 1,600 residents before turning to St. Martin and St. Barthelemy and going past Anguilla. The storm then struck Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, followed by the Dominican Republic and Haiti, all places with Episcopal Church congregations. Gathering information about damage there is being hampered by the storm.At midafternoon Sept. 8, Irma was battering the Bahamas and Cuba. Now a Category 4 and still potentially catastrophic, Irma is predicted to make landfall somewhere in the Florida Keys about 2 a.m. on Sept. 10 and in South Florida that midafternoon.Hurricane Irma was battering Cuba and the Bahamas on Sept. 8 and heading for Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. The island of Cuba is at the middle left, and the southern tip of Florida is above it. Photo: NASA GOES-16 satelliteBesides Shevlin’s church, within Central Florida there’s Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Port St. Lucie, which will serve as a relief center after the storm, said the Rev. Tim Nunez from the diocese. And lastly, Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center and Camp Wingmann have offered basic shelter.“Most, if not all, of our churches have canceled all services and activities today through at least Monday,” Nunez told Episcopal News Service by email on Sept. 8.The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer, bishop of Central Florida, gave practical hurricane resources for before, during and after the storm in a Sept. 5 letter before invoking the Christian’s duty to service. He suggested supporting the American Red Cross, volunteering parish halls as relief distribution centers, volunteering carpentry skills and gathering prayer groups.“If the worst happens, this could be a time when our people could be of genuine assistance to our communities in need,” Brewer said.Churches and church offices were closing across the state in anticipation of Irma. The Diocese of Southeast Florida’s office voicemail reported the Miami office will be closed until after the hurricane has passed. Miami’s Trinity Cathedral announced on Facebook it would be closed “until further notice.” And a voicemail recording from the Diocese of Florida, which covers northern Florida, said the diocesan office could remain closed until Sept. 12.At St. George’s Episcopal Church on historic Fort George Island in Jacksonville, in the Diocese of Florida, the windows and doors were covered with sheet metal by Sept. 8 in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Photo: St. George Episcopal ChurchIndividual closings of the Diocese of Florida’s 62 churches and one cathedral are left up to the leadership of each church.“If the circumstances warrant it, please cancel services and other church events and encourage your congregations to exercise caution. Insist that all remain mindful of the dangers that severe weather can present,” the Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, bishop of the Diocese of Florida, said in a Sept. 7 letter.Sandy Wilson, the diocesan communications director, was busy boarding the windows of her family’s Jacksonville Beach home on Sept. 8. For those who want to attend a service but also to stay safe, St. John’s Cathedral will offer an online Sunday service, she said.Jane Palmer, a parishioner at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in the wooded Arlington neighborhood of Jacksonville, thought it was Sunday services as usual until she received an email on Sept. 8. All scheduled activities, including a special fall Rally Day and breakfast with mimosas, were canceled through Tuesday, said the email signed by the Rev. Mark Atkinson.Meanwhile, Palmer prepared her log-cabin home and checked in with friends and family through Facebook and email. She tested her generator and purchased extra gas for it. She stocked her cabinets with food.“Hotel rooms were all taken earlier this week, the interstate highways are filled with South Florida evacuees, and no telling which way would be safe to go,” Palmer said via email. “We could board the dogs and cats, but who takes chickens? So, the current plan is to hunker down.”St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Jacksonville asked on Sept. 7 for help forming “a human chain to move the vestments and other valuables from the basement, up the stairs into the church.”“We’re just kind of waiting,” Diocese of Southwest Florida Director of Communications J. Garland Pollard told ENS by phone from Sarasota. The diocese is keeping track of coastal churches and their clergy as they prepare for the storm. Towns from Captiva on Florida’s Gulf Coast south to Cape Sable on the southwestern tip of Florida have been warned of storms surges of 6 to 12 feet.“Please be safe. And, if you are safe and sound, pray,” the Rev. Edward Gleason, rector of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church in Naples, wrote in a Facebook post notifying the congregation that he left town to stay with family in Mississippi.Episcopalians at Church of the Redeemer, less than a quarter of a mile from the bay in Sarasota, were sandbagging and enclosing parts of the church in plastic.An altar in a side chapel at Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, Florida, has been shrouded in plastic to protect it from Hurricane Irma. Photo: Church of the Redeemer via FacebookAnd at Calvary Episcopal Church at Indian Rocks Beach, volunteers spent part of Sept. 7 putting up more than 100 storm shutters, packing up vestments and altar frontals, getting books out of harm’s way and securing Eucharistic vessels.“We did all we could, hoping and praying for the best, preparing for the worst,” the parish said on its Facebook page.Episcopal Relief & Development helped Southwest Florida set up AlertMedia, an application to help to collect information about people and places in the diocese. AlertMedia can send text messages to congregational leaders relaying information and asking for a status report.The dioceses of Louisiana and Texas both used the system during Hurricane Harvey. Southeast Florida, Central Gulf Coast, Georgia and South Carolina also have AlertMedia in place for Irma, according to Malaika Kamunanwire, Episcopal Relief & Development senior director for marketing and communications.Episcopal institutions are helping Floridians prepare in somewhat unusual ways. For instance, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School will serve as a backup communications center for Manatee County, according to Pollard. The school is in a “nice, high, dry area of Bradenton,” he added.Once the storm is done with Florida, Irma is now predicted to hit Georgia sometime on Sept. 11. Everyone east of Interstate 95 faces a mandatory evacuation order. “That is a lot of our Sunday attendance,” the Rev. Frank Logue, Diocese of Georgia canon to the ordinary, told ENS. Twenty congregations have cancelled Sept. 10 services.Most of the clergy have already evacuated from the coastal areas, he said. “We’ve got churches that are more exposed boarded up and we’re waiting to see what the winds will bring.”Some of the boards covering the windows of Christ Church in Frederica, Georgia, on St. Simons Island, have Bible verses on them. Photo: Tom PurdyMeanwhile, just as in October 2016 when Hurricane Matthew hit the state, inland Georgia Episcopalians are helping by housing laypeople, clergy and, in a few instances, health care workers.St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Tifton, Georgia, is sheltering about 40 health-care workers who evacuated with their elderly patients from a nursing home in a low-lying coastal area, according to Logue. The patients are being housed in a Tifton care facility, and the nursing home employees are staying at the church.“It worked very well all the way around and so they called and asked if they could repeat it,” Logue said. “Similarly, St. Paul’s in Jesup hosted hospice workers and they are opening their doors to them again.Less than a week after Irma is predicted to hit Georgia, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is due to be at the diocese’s Honey Creek Retreat Center for a revival. Honey Creek is on the Intercostal Waterway on the Georgia south coast. About 1,300 people are expected to attend.“At this point, we’re still moving ahead with it,” Logue said. However, “even if we don’t get hit by the hurricane, a storm surge could cause some problems.”A backup date is available, and Logue said he expects a decision will be made by Sept. 12. “It could be exactly what we need a week after,” he said.And at the northern end of current Irma concern, the Episcopal Church in South Carolina was also in preparation mode. The diocesan staff has been participating in daily check-ins with Episcopal Relief & Development. The staff has also set up a daily check-in system for each congregation, according to Holly Hamor Votaw, director of communications.Institutions, including Porter-Gaud School in Charleston and Voorhees College in Denmark, have closed. Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community is evacuating residents to Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.Six churches so far have announced the cancellation of Sunday services for Sept. 10, including All Saints Episcopal Church, Hilton Head Island, which recovered from significant flood damage from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Many churches are waiting a bit longer to announce, as the predicted track changes, Hamor Votaw said.Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston will offer all its Sunday services will be offered for whoever can be at church safely. Grace was one of the churches in downtown Charleston that stayed open through Hurricane Matthew.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service, as well as a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. 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Photographs: Andres Garcia LachnerText description provided by the architects. Gabriela Calvo and Marco Peralta dreamed of living in their fantastic property 20 minutes outside of the city of San Jose, Costa Rica; where they could be with their horses and enjoy the natural landscape. They made the very bold choice of exploring with me the possibility of creating a very inexpensive house made out of disregarded shipping containers that allowed them to be dept free and live the life they always dreamed of. It was important for me to provide them with the sunrise, the sunset, the spectacular views, and overall try and create a feeling of comfort and home.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesA roof between the two containers, made from the scrap pieces of metal taken to make the windows, not only creates an internal sensation of openness but also provides a cross ventilation which is surprisingly sufficient enough to never have to turn the air conditioning on. Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe final cost of the house (40,000USD) is lower than the cost of social housing provided for the poor in Costa Rica. Perhaps this project begins to expose the importance of design as a tool to provide beauty and comfort with a very low budget in the 21st century, whilst using creativity to not only redefine a scrap material such a disused shipping container, but perhaps to even show that there are viable, low cost, passive alternatives of temperature control to adapt to a very intense tropical climate. Save this picture!drawing 02Already this proposal has began to spark a great deal of interest and could become one alternative to solve the issue of disposing of disregarded shipping containers in developing countries, as well as begin to solve the large gap which first time buyers encounter when purchasing a home.Project gallerySee allShow lessHelp us with our Architecture City Guide: ParisArticlesSerlachius Museum Gösta Extension Competition Proposal / Office Jarrik OuburgArticles Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/143332/containers-of-hope-benjamin-garcia-saxe-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Containers of Hope / Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture Year: CopyAbout this officeBenjamin Garcia Saxe ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan JoséSustainabilityHousesSan JoseCosta RicaPublished on July 07, 2011Cite: “Containers of Hope / Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture” 07 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Linkedin Twitter Facebook Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ ReddIt printTCU faculty and students will be out of parking spots Thursday due to the football game against West Virginia.Kathy Cavins-Tull, the vice chancellor for student affairs, wrote in an email that parking on the west side of campus will be reserved for football season ticket holders.“The students will have to move their cars from the west side of campus to the east side of campus on Wednesday night,” Cavins-Tull wrote. “This means that most of the parking on the east side of campus will be occupied by student cars on Thursday morning.”There are over 3,800 season ticket holders who are guaranteed parking for the game.The change in parking means faculty and student commuters will need to park off-campus Thursday morning. To compensate for this, TCU has rented parking spaces on the southwest corner of the Will Rogers Coliseum.“TCU has rented Will Rogers Coliseum (WRC) parking lots A, B, C, and D from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight,” Cavins-Tull wrote.Some faculty and students will have to drive past TCU to park and then be shuttled back to campus. There will 19 shuttles used to move people back and forth to campus.“While we are working to provide enough bus support to make this as convenient as possible, we recommend that you add 30 minutes to your normal travel and parking time,” Cavins-Tull wrote.Regular student commuters said they are annoyed with this change in parking.“It just seems like parking is going to be a mess,” said Nicola Kayton, a junior marketing major. “I’m just going to take the 20-minute walk to my classes.”Senior senior political science and english major Will Stegall said he has few options other than shuttling.“I think it’s particularly elitist that season ticket holders get priority in sections that the university originally set aside for students on weekdays,” Stegall said.Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info TCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 16 – Legion, Stranger Things 2 and more) Hank Kilgore is a senior Journalism major and FTDM minor from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is currently Editor of The Skiff and the Student Life and Entertainment Managing Editor for TCU 360. You can often find him anywhere a superhero movie is being played. Previous articleCampus Recreation plans Full Moon Paddle trip for TuesdayNext articlePaschal falls to Arlington Martin at AT&T Stadium Hank Kilgore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Website| + posts TCU VGP (Ep. 19 – Xbox Game Pass, Horizon Impressions and more) TCU VGP (Ep. 18 – The Cost of Gaming, State of DLC and more) The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook Students and faculty must add extra time to their schedule to park in different lots this Thursday. TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Twitter Linkedin Hank Kilgore ReddIt TCU VGP (Ep. 17 – Valentine’s Updates, Overwatch and more) Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history
Reporters Without Borders said it was shocked by an attack by about 30 armed Islamist militants against the offices of privately-owned press group Jang in Karachi in the south of the country.The night raid, on 29-30 January 2005, followed the diffusion of an interview with Israeli deputy prime minister Shimon Peres.The worldwide press freedom organisation expressed its solidarity with the three media targeted in the press group, one of the country’s largest.”The security forces must identify and arrest those responsible for this attack that appears to sound a warning to media who show editorial courage,” it said.Attackers, who fired in the air and beat up the night watchmen, broke into the Jang offices housing Urdu-language Geo TV and the daily newspapers The News and Jang and vandalised the offices. They also damaged cars parked in front of the building, including an outside broadcast van belonging to Geo TV. They ran away shouting “Allah Akbar” (God is great).Federal information minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, promised that the raiders would be tracked down.Journalists on Geo TV told Reporters Without Borders that the attack was in reaction to the Jang group’s publication and broadcast of an interview with deputy Israeli prime minister, Shimon Peres, who called for the establishment of diplomatic relations between his country and Pakistan.Other journalists in Karachi considered that the Islamists were reacting to a Geo TV talk show on sexuality.Young militants from a Shiite organisation attacked the offices of the Lahore press club on 14 January, leaving around a dozen journalists injured. News January 28, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder PakistanAsia – Pacific January 31, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Islamist gang attacks offices of press group Jang in Karachi Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Pakistan April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Receive email alerts News
Limerick Mental Health Association manager Tracey Corbett LynchTWO week after announcing Tait House’s plans to create and secure jobs on the city’s Southside, the community enterprise group’s chief executive Tracey Corbett Lynch has confirmed that she is to leave the role.At this month’s Metropolitan District meeting of Limerick City and County Council, a decision was taken to approve the sale of the former Provincial Flooring building in Galvone Industrial Estate to Tait House Community Enterprise for €90,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When the decision was finally taken by councillors, after months of delay, Ms Lynch said they were looking forward to the decision being formally ratified by the 40 members of Limerick City and County Council at a future meeting.“Once this is in place, we will proceed with the purchase and this will mark a significant investment by Tait House to fulfill our remit to foster work experience and employment opportunities for marginalised people in Limerick through the provision of social and community enterprises.“Tait House now plans to create a Social Enterprise Hub, which will facilitate the creation of new employment, while also securing existing employment roles,” she explained.In a statement from the Board of Tait House on Tuesday, Ms Lynch was thanked for her outstanding service as chief executive since 2010.“Tracey indicated to the board in January 2020 that it was with a heavy heart she could no longer continue in her role as chief executive. Tracey has helped Tait House help others.“Hundreds of young men and women were able to get training, skills, and employment during Tracey’s time here. Tracey remains committed to the aims and ethos of Tait House. We are grateful that Tracey will continue to advise us as needed in these unprecedented times,” the statement read.Tait House’s Board then revealed that it will replace the position of chief executive with the appointment of a General Manager.“We are delighted to announce that Michael Quilligan, former Enterprise Development Manager with Tait, has been appointed as General Manager of Tait House. Michael has over 20 years experience in the community, social enterprise and local development sectors.“He is a proven mentor of entrepreneurs and communityorganisations, and has designed and implemented training programmes,” the statement concluded. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTait House Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Email Previous articleCamogie Association Extends Suspension Until April 19thNext articleMan arrested after suspected gun and ammunition found following pursuit of car in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie LimerickNewsTait House boss Tracey steps downBy Alan Jacques – March 27, 2020 1905 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement
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News UpdatesOver 90 Students Of School Of Excellence In Law Move Madras HC Against Levy Of Utility Fee Amid Suspension Of Physical Classes LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Sep 2020 12:15 AMShare This – xOver 90 students of the School of Excellence in Law, affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, have moved the Madras High Court, challenging levy of fees for certain unutilized facilities when academic learning has been restricted to online classrooms, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The plea challenges two Circulars issued by the Law School: (i) on August 29— calling…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?LoginOver 90 students of the School of Excellence in Law, affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, have moved the Madras High Court, challenging levy of fees for certain unutilized facilities when academic learning has been restricted to online classrooms, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The plea challenges two Circulars issued by the Law School: (i) on August 29— calling upon the students to pay Internet Fee, Library Fee, AIR Café fee, Infrastructural Facilities fee, Sports fee, Moot Court Fee, etc.; and (ii) on September 14 whereby the representations for reduction in fees was rejected and instead, the deadline for payment of full fees was extended. The students submitted that the various heads of accounts apart from the tuition fee are “arbitrarily charged” while the academic activity is restricted purely to online learning. Thus, it is a violation of their right to education enshrined in Art 21A of the Constitution. Further, they have submitted that in the prevailing backdrop of pandemic COVID-19, their parents are burdened with undue charges when the services are not utilized or requisite at this point in time. It is argued that the valuation so arrived for collecting the utility fee per annum by the Law School, when the facility itself is not put to use, should be in line with the actual no of working days after commencement of physical classes, excluding the working days conducted online. The plea states: “The valuation to the aforesaid fee structure was arrived without taking into account the reopening/resumption of the physical classes are subject to uncertainty and further orders of the Government under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. Therefore, the valuation should have holistically taken into approbation the No. of working days lost during previous semester owing to the lockdown + No. of days lost during this academic year exclusive of the days spent on online classes.” The matter is posted for admission on September 28. The writ is filed though Advocates KM Mrithunjayan, AM Manav, A. Venkatesh, Anbarasi R. and N Zahid Ahmed.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Top StoriesMedical College Bribery Case: Supreme Court Condones Delay In Paying Cost Of Rs. 25 Lakhs Imposed On CJAR Nupur Thapliyal19 Jan 2021 6:17 PMShare This – xA three judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice B.R. Gavai and Justice Krishna Murari condoned the delay in payment of costs of Rs. 25 lakhs imposed on Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) in the medical college bribery scam involving retired High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi and others. The cost was imposed by the…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 three judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice B.R. Gavai and Justice Krishna Murari condoned the delay in payment of costs of Rs. 25 lakhs imposed on Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) in the medical college bribery scam involving retired High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi and others. The cost was imposed by the Court while dismissing a 2017 Public Interest Litigation filed by CJAR seeking SIT investigation in the scam. BACKGROUND OF THE PIL Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) had filed a PIL in 2017 seeking directions to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a retired Chief Justice of India for investigating the alleged conspiracy and payment of bribes in a medical college bribery scam against I.M. Quddusi and others. The CBI had arrested the accused persons under Sec. 8 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and sec. 120B of IPC. The PIL had also sought the directions on CBI to produce all the evidences and materials on record collected in the matter to be handed over to the appointed SIT. A three judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice RK Agrawal, Justice Arun Mishra and Justice AM Khanwilkar vide order dated 01.12.2017 imposed heavy cost of Rs. 25 lakhs on CJAR for filing a frivolous petition before the court. While the Court dismissed the PIL, it also directed CJAR to deposit the amount in the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Welfare Association within 6 weeks time. While imposing the cost, the Court was of the view that the petition was not only wholly frivolous but contemptuous and unwarranted that aims at scandalizing the highest judicial system of the country without any reasonable basis. APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION OF DELAY FOR PAYMENT OF COST CJAR approached the Supreme Court by filing an application of condonation of delay for making the payment of fine of Rs. 25 lakhs imposed earlier by the court in the matter. According to the application, CJAR stated that the payment could not have been facilitated within due time since it did not have a bank account and that their work is carried out by contribution made by its members. It was also stated that it had crowdfunded a total of Rs. 11 lakhs. CJAR also prayed the Court to recall the order of exemplary costs imposed on it as it impairs the reputation of some very distinguished people who are associated with it. COURT ROOM EXCHANGE The matter was called up for hearing today wherein Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhawan and Prashant Bhushan appeared on behalf of CJAR. Sr. Adv. Rajeev Dhawan submitted before the bench that the organization does not dispute the cost of Rs. 25 lakhs imposed upon them and that the said amount may be retained for the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Welfare Association. “We are a group of people and we include some of the most distinguished people of the Bar including retired judges. They have been litigating over for 30 years on number of issues under their name or some organization’s.” Dhawan submitted for CJAR’s reputation. While referring to prayer (c) of the condonation of delay application, Adv. Dhawan submitted: “I wish to place before your lordships our prayer regarding recalling the order of exemplary costs.” On this, Adv. Prashant Bhushan requested the bench to give CJAR permission to deposit the amount of Rs. 25 lakhs to SCBA. The bench however informed the applicants that it will only deal with the office report today which is for condonation of delay in filing the costs in terms of order dated 01.12.2017. However, when the bench asked who was appearing on behalf of the respondent in the case, it was informed by CJAR that since notice had not been issued in the matter, no counsel had appeared on behalf of the Union of India. Therefore, the bench ordered: “Delay in depositing the amount of costs is condoned. The applicant is permitted to serve advance copy on the office of the learned Attorney General for India who had appeared in Writ Petition (Crl.) No.169 of 2017. List after two weeks.” The matter will now be heard after two weeks.Next Story
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