Top StoriesVikas Dubey Encounter: SC Hints At Appointment Of Committee For Probe Sanya Talwar14 July 2020 3:01 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday orally remarked that it was inclined to appoint a Committee headed by a Retired Judge, just as it had done on earlier occasion in the Hyderabad Encounter CaseA bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, N. Subhash Reddy & AS Bopanna also granted time to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for State of Uttar Pradesh to file a reply in the plea seeking a CBI…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 Tuesday orally remarked that it was inclined to appoint a Committee headed by a Retired Judge, just as it had done on earlier occasion in the Hyderabad Encounter CaseA bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, N. Subhash Reddy & AS Bopanna also granted time to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for State of Uttar Pradesh to file a reply in the plea seeking a CBI monitored investigation into the alleged encounter of accused Vikas Dubey and his three aides on July 10. The CJI also told petitioner, Ghanshyam Upadhyay, that the Court was not inclined to “monitor” the investigation.It is pertinent to mention that the Top Court had formed a committee led by former Supreme Court of India judge J. VS Sirpukar to probe Hyderabad police encounter.The SG also informed the Court that a reply on behalf of State of Uttar Pradesh shall come on record by Thursday, July 9 and that it may “satisfy” the Court that the State had already taken enough steps.In light of this, the matter was listed for further consideration on July 20.A day before the encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey, a petition was filed before the Supreme Court seeking for an investigation into the “killing/alleged encounter” of his five co-accused by the Uttar Pradesh Police and hinted at the possible killing of Dubey.Alluding to Dubey’s escape from Madhya Pradesh to Uttar Pradesh in a bid to “avoid his encounter by Uttar Pradesh Police”, the plea ominously stated that,”…there is every possibility that even accused Vikas Dubey shall be killed by Uttar Pradesh Police like other co-accused once his custody is obtained Uttar Pradesh Police”.Filed by Advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay, the plea, therefore, prayed for a thorough investigation into the “killing/alleged encounter of four accused who along with co-accused Vikas Dubey were alleged to be involved in killing of eight policemen in district Kanpur on 02.07.2020 which is now known as Kanpur Kand and which has rocked and shocked the entire nation”.While the petition did not get listed before the Court on July 10, Dubey was killed by the Uttar Pradesh Police on the date on which it was prayed that the plea be listed, allegedly because he was trying to escape from the Police.Thus, the petitioner later informed the Supreme Court registry that he be allowed to amend the prayer in his petition. The plea now seeks a CBI monitored investigation into the death of all the accused and strict action is to be taken against the policemen and all those are who are involved in the killing of the four accused.The plea condemns the acts of the Uttar Pradesh Police/Administration in demolishing the property of Dubey and further killing of his five co-accused. It seeks for FIRs to be registered against the police involved in the same under the applicable provisions of all, and for the investigation to be conducted by the CBI, monitored by the Supreme Court, as it involves higher police authority and even Ministers/Officials from the Home Department of the UP Government.Therefore, appealing to the Supreme Court to assume its duty as the “ultimate custodian of law and Constitution”, the plea places the example of Vikas Dubey as a glaring point of corruption in the police department and law enforcement machineries, and also invokes the Telangana Encounter case.In light of Dubey’s alleged connections with high profile politicians and police officials, the plea prays for an urgent investigation by an independent investigation agency like CBI, under the supervision and control of the Supreme Court, while professing that the Petitioner has no sympathy for the accused, but is in great pain to see the complete lawlessness and extreme high-handed action on the part of the police machineries.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
International and domestic students can celebrate their cultures together during International Education Week (IEW), sponsored by the International Student Services and Activities (ISSA) this week. McKenna Pensak, assistant director of communications and outreach for ISSA, said the nation-wide initiative brings different communities and cultures together. “International Education Week is a national event that is coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education to celebrate and promote global exchange between the U.S. and other countries,” Pensak said. ISSA sponsors the week of cultural events annually, Pensak said. “I think this is a great week for all students, faculty and staff to learn about other countries and cultures,” Pensak said. “It’s also a really great way to celebrate the international student community at Notre Dame.” Students learned about formal meal etiquette around the world at the Career Center’s International Student Etiquette Dinner on Monday night to kick off the week. “We [talked] about formal etiquette specifically related to interviews or when you’re on the job, and how you should act in a formal meal situation,” she said. Pensak said she expects the most popular event to be the second annual International Taste of South Bend held Wednesday in the LaFortune Ballroom. “We have eight international restaurants from the community that are providing international cuisine samples,” Pensak said. “It’s totally free and a lot of fun.” Approximately 200 students attended the inaugural event last year, Pensak said. Students from the International Ambassador program, a team of both international and American student leaders, helped organize the dining event. Pensak said the ISSA also sponsors a sale of goods and handicrafts from the fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages every year during IEW. “Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade organization which provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handiwork and telling their stories in North America,” Pensak said. The products will be sold throughout the week in the atrium of Hesburgh Library. Although she is looking forward to attending the Ten Thousand Villages handicraft fair, Lynn McGreevy, a sophomore from Ireland, said the lack of European-themed events is disappointing. “It’s mostly catered to the Latino community and there’s something for Brazilians too, but there isn’t really anything for Europeans,” McGreevy said. “I think it’d be nice if there was, but I also think there’s not enough of us [Europeans] on campus for it to matter too much.” McGreevy said she hopes this week will help domestic students realize that foreign cultures vary greatly from the Notre Dame culture. “Notre Dame has such a strong culture — like everyone knows Notre Dame and its football and the huge religious side,” she said. “But when I came here I didn’t know anything about American football. I didn’t understand tailgating or any of that stuff.” Karina Rattaccioli, a freshman from Nicaragua, agreed that IEW should encourage American students to learn more about the places international students call home. “It should make everyone else aware of who international students are and what their cultures are,” Rattaccioli said. “It’s interesting finding out about all that and seeing the different backgrounds people are coming from.” Last year, Pensak said IEW also began to collect donations for the Refugee Resettlement Program at the St. Joseph Chapter of the American Red Cross. The program needs children’s toys, school supplies and unopened toiletries, Pensak said. “The St. Joe’s chapter became an authorized refugee resettlement agency in 2010,” she said. “They help settle refugees in the South Bend area. We will be collecting donations for them in 105 Main Building and at the International Taste of South Bend.” For a complete list of the times and locations of the IEW events, visit issa.nd.edu
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) says a new infusion of $1.6 million in federal funding that he has secured for Norwich University’s Center for Counterterrorism and Cyber Crime will continue the Center’s work in countering threats to the nation’s cyber networks. This funding is awarded under Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP). Leahy has sponsored funding for ongoing research and training work at the Center since he won designation of Norwich’s program as a national counterterrorism resource center nearly a decade ago.After realizing the real world affects of the cyber attacks by North Korea last year, which affected the websites of the Department of the Treasury, the Secret Service, and others including Congress and the White House, Leahy noted the urgent need for these cyber-security initiatives. The Center for Counterterrorism and Cyber Crime, already a leader in protecting the nation’s computers against cyber attack, will assist the Department of Homeland Security in carrying out cyber-security projects. With this funding, the Center will continue to provide training to police and fire departments in more advanced skills of computer network defense, and preventing hackers and more organized groups from denying these public safety groups the use of their computer systems. Leahy, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and of its Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, secured the funding in the annual budget bill for the Department of Homeland Security for this fiscal year. Leahy in 2002 authored and won enactment of a congressional charter that designated the Norwich University program the National Center for Counterterrorism and Cyber Crime, eligible for ongoing national leadership standing and funding in addressing these growing threats.“Cyber attacks on our responders pose a threat to our public safety,” said Leahy. “Norwich’s specialized knowledge and training techniques help us ramp up preparations so that first responders can meet this very real challenge head on. Attacks on emergency and public safety systems can be just as disruptive as the breakdown of a fire truck or radio tower.”“We so value Senator Leahy’s support and leadership in this area of great threat to America and our National Security,” said Rich Schneider, President of Norwich University. “This area is one in which Norwich has great expertise and this support will continue to advance our work and strengthen our capabilities.”Source: Leahy’s office. 7.2.2010
Several law enforcement units are on the scene of a possible hostage situation in Highland Beach Wednesday evening, according to Delray Beach Police Department.Police have blocked off the area near U.S. 1 and Linton Rd. in both directions.Delray Beach police spokesman Ted White says officials have not been able to contact the person who is barricaded in the building at 3211 S. Ocean Blvd.However, he believes the other individuals with the person are uninjured.Boca Raton police, including its SWAT team, are assisting Highland Beach and Delray Beach Police.Florida Highway Patrol is handling traffic control.This is a developing story.
‘Best in the world’, ‘Better than Maradona’ – How social media celebrated Jordan Ayew’s record-breaking goal
Crystal Palace striker, Jordan Ayew, made history on Saturday when he scored in Palace’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth.With his 25th goal in the Premier League, Jordan Ayew became Ghana’s highest ever scorer in the English top flight.The goal also helped Palace secure their fourth-straight win in the competition. He has also scored in their last three matches in the Premier League, including two winners. Palace fans have taken to Ayew since he signed permanently for the club last summer and were expectedly overjoyed when he tapped home Crystal Palace’s second.Confirmation that he’d broken Tony Yeboah’s long-standing record only added to the excitement on Twitter, where Palace fans joined Ghanaians to celebrate the forward. Jordan Ayew’s form this season has been electric! He may attract some interest from the “big boys” in Europe!— Bismark Oppong (@BismarkOppong2) June 22, 2020Top five Ghanaian goalscorers in the Premier LeagueJordan Ayew – 129 appearances – 25 goalsAnthony Yeboah – 47 appearances – 24 goalsAndre Ayew – 89 appearances – 21 goalsMichael Essien – 168 appearances – 17 goalsAsamoah Gyan – 34 appearances – 10 goals Jordan Ayew is the best forward in the premier league. Yes that’s the tweet.— Playboi Young (@Playboi_Young) June 20, 2020 Jordan Ayew , the new GOAT for Crystal Palace 🔥 pic.twitter.com/1wTFAYwtyB— FlexGermainOnline (@flexkgermain) June 20, 2020 HLTCO Podcast – 22.06.2020 – Wins, Clean Sheets, European Dreams & Sakho On The Way Out?• Four wins on the spin• Four clean sheets too• Four points off 5th• Jordan Ayew > Maradona• Roy’s European Mystery Tour• Mama Sakho exit talkshttps://t.co/CmZca8m90q #cpfc pic.twitter.com/GW84Okg5mN— HLTCO (@HLTCO) June 22, 2020Respect to the Ghanaian prince— richard foster (@rcfoster) June 20, 2020 Jordan Ayew is underrated. This guy is doing well 🔥🔥🔥#WontumiSports— Sir_Roxy_gh🌍📝 (@sir_roxy) June 21, 2020 Jordan Ayew is far better than Anthony Martial. But u aren’t ready for that conversation 🤦♂️— Avatar Aang 💨 (@MMettaleon) June 20, 2020