Karnataka HC Wants Govt To Enquire If Isha Foundation Collected Money By Projecting ‘Cauvery Calling’ As State Project

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Wants Govt To Enquire If Isha Foundation Collected Money By Projecting ‘Cauvery Calling’ As State Project Mustafa Plumber8 March 2021 1:06 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Monday orally directed the state government to make a statement if it was willing to make an inquiry whether any money was collected by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation or Isha Outreach by projecting “Cauvery Calling” as a project of the State government. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty made 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?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Monday orally directed the state government to make a statement if it was willing to make an inquiry whether any money was collected by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation or Isha Outreach by projecting “Cauvery Calling” as a project of the State government. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty made the observation after the government clarified that “Cauvery Calling” is a project of Isha foundation/Isha Outreach and that it was not a project of the Government of Karnataka.The Government of Karnataka is not funding this project or providing government land/private land for the project. Taking note of this clarification, the bench asked : “Now are you willing to hold an inquiry to ascertain whether any money was collected by projecting that this is a project of the Government of Karnataka? Are you willing to hold an inquiry?”The Government Advocate replied that the state has issued the clarification that it is not a project of the State government. Chief Justice Oka then said :”Now you have done it…when the state government after so many orders passed has taken a stand, they (Respondents) also have taken a stand belatedly that the project is not of the state government. Now you make a statement and put an end to the petition. Appoint an officer and hold an inquiry whether at any stage either by respondent 2 or respondent 3 collected money by projecting it as a project of the state government.” The CJ added, “We will issue necessary directions, unless you make a statement that the state government will make an inquiry and put an end to the entire petition”The court has now directed the registry to record the affidavit filed by the State government giving the clarification and posted the matter for further hearing on March 24. The clarification was issued by the state government after the court passed repeated directions to make its stand very clear on the question whether the State Government has any connection with the project of Cauvery Calling and whether the second and third respondents (Isha Foundation/Isha Outreach) are involved in the project of the State Government.During the hearing, the counsel appearing for Isha Outreach submitted a memo stating that it has published on its website a statement saying that the Cauvery Calling project is an initiative of Isha Outreach.The statement published on the website reads thus: “The Cauvery Calling project is an initiative by Isha Outreach. It is not a project by the Government of Karnataka. It is also clarified that the saplings planted as a part of the Cauvery Calling project are planted in the lands belonging to farmers and not in Government lands”. The direction was given during the hearing of a petition filed by Advocate A V Amarnathan in 2019.  As per the petition, the Foundation is planning to plant 253 crores tree saplings across the 639 kilometer stretch of Cauvery river bank from its birth place Talacauvery to Thiruvarur. The Foundation is said to be collecting Rs. 42 per tree planting from the public. That means it is collecting a whooping sum of Rs 253 X 42 in total of Rs, 10,626 crores , which according to the petitioner is a major scam.In January last year, the Court had asked Isha Foundation to disclose the amount it has collected for the ‘Cauvery Calling ProjectThe bench had then said “Do not be under the impression that you are not bound by law because you are a spiritual organization.”Later, Isha Foundation told the Court that the project was being dealt with by its subsidiary Isha Outreach.Last year, the Court had converted the PIL as a suo moto case after removing the petitioner as a party. The Court took this action after rebuking the petitioner for serving a legal notice on the Discovery Channel against the telecast of a program on ‘Cauvery Calling’ by misrepresenting that there was a stay on such telecast. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Elections 2014: there’s still time to register

first_img10 January 2014 Potential voters who missed the past weekend’s final voter registration can still do so at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) offices located throughout South Africa, the Presidency announced on Monday. Although President Jacob Zuma announced 7 May 2014 as the election date, he has not proclaimed the date. “The weekend of 8 to 9 February was the last registration weekend. However, voter registration will continue until the date of the official proclamation of the election by the president and the premiers, towards the end of the month,” Mac Maharaj, the Presidency’s spokesperson, said. Once Zuma has proclaimed the date, it will be gazetted and the voters’ roll will be closed.Make an appointment Despite challenges posed by the wet weather and service delivery protests, more than 1,2-million people registered to vote this weekend. Maharaj said those who missed the opportunity must make an appointment to apply for registration, during office hours. “They must always phone first to make an appointment,” he said, adding that the application could only be made in person. “No online or email registrations are permitted . they must please bring their valid green, bar-coded ID book, smartcard ID or the valid Temporary Identity Certificate,” he said. Members of the public can check whether they are registered to vote by sending an SMS with their ID number to 32810, and can check their voter registration details by visiting www.elections.org.za or calling 0800 11 800 toll-free from a landline. Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Shubman Gill a great talent, can deliver at any batting position: Dinesh Karthik

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik has said Shubman Gill has the talent to find success at any given position in the batting-order but added that he can’t be unfair to other players while taking a call to promote the teenager higher-up the order.Karthik said Gill did a great job opening the game for KKR during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 match against Delhi Capitals on April 12. However, Karthik pointed out that the young India batsman was promoted to open the innings because first-choice opener Chris Lynn was unavailable for selection with illness.Gill hit a 39-ball 65, smashing seven boundaries and two sixes against Delhi after opening the batting for the first time in IPL 2019. However, when Chris Lynn returned to the line-up for their home game against Chennai Super Kings on April 14, Gill lost the opener’s spot.Karthik and Kolkata Knight Riders received criticism for not persisting with Gill in the opener’s spot. In fact, Gill batted at No. 7 against CSK and hit a 20-ball 15 in their five-wicket defeat to the visiting team at the Eden Gardens.Notably, senior campaigners Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana, more often than not, have been playing at higher positions than Gill in IPL 2019.Speaking to Boria Majumdar, Consulting Editor Sports, India Today Group, Dinesh Karthik defended KKR’s decision to play Gill down the order.”Shubman Gill is a special player. He did a great job opening the batting. However, he opened because Chris Lynn had fever in that game. But since Gill performed, as a leader, I can’t be unfair to Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana. They did very well at the start of the tournament,” Karthik said.advertisement”Shubman has been told he will be sent up at every little opportunity. But that doesn’t mean myself or Kolkata Knight Riders have to listen to outside pressure and be harsh on others. Shubman has great talent and can deliver and will deliver any position,” Karthik added.Gill, who had been in fine form in the recently-concluded domestic season, has managed to impress whenever he has got an opportunity to chip in for KKR in IPL 2019. The young right-handed batsman has scored 120 runs from eight matches at a handy average of 30.00.Also Read | Dinesh Karthik celebrated World Cup call-up with RosogollasAlso Read | Robin Uthappa on Dinesh Karthik World Cup selection: Justice has been doneAlso Read | Dinesh Karthik: Very excited, dream come true to be part of this World Cup teamlast_img read more

Join Amnesty International in Times Square

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 13, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)On September 20th from 9:00am – 9:30am in Times Square, Amnesty International will be displaying a “clock” which will count the women who die every minute as a result of complications during child birth/pregnancy.  The billboard will be presented on Broadway between 44th and 45th Street.  Join Amnesty International for this special event as they campaign for the rights of women. If you are interested in volunteering or promoting the event, or have any further questions please feel free to contact Thenjiwe at [email protected] All volunteers will be provided breakfast and are asked to arrive on site at 8:45am on the day of the event.Share this:last_img read more

Whos Likely To Win The Five Big European Soccer Leagues

Arsenal719 Man. City544 Chelsea has opened up a seven-point lead on its Premier League rivals, and is threatening to run away with the title. Our ratings don’t consider the Blues to be significantly stronger than the other teams at the top of the table: We narrowly rate their defense as the league’s best, but their offense as just the third-best behind Arsenal’s and Liverpool’s. But even though Chelsea isn’t necessarily the best team in the league, seven points is a large margin with 17 games to play; we give Chelsea a 62 percent chance of taking the title. If our forecasted standings hold, both Manchester United and Manchester City will be left out of the top four for the first time in Premier League history. Chelsea96%62% Barcelona43%25% TEAMMAKING CHAMP. LG.WINNING PREMIER LG. CHANCE OF … Eintracht34<1 The group stage of the Champions League is behind us, with relatively few surprises. Tottenham and Dynamo Kiev probably were the two best teams eliminated: They had a 68 percent and 58 percent chance of advancing, respectively. AS Monaco and Benfica advanced in their stead.The knockout stage begins on February 14. Barcelona, which faces Paris Saint-Germain in the Round of 16, remains the favorite to win the title at 25 percent. Bayern, Real and Juventus are close behind. We give the other 12 teams just a 37 percent chance of winning, combined. Leicester City’s magic carried the club through the group stage, but its poor Premier League play has lowered its ratings. We give Leicester just a 29 percent chance of advancing past Sevilla to the quarterfinals, and a 1 percent chance of making the final.Check out our latest soccer predictions. Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of qualifying for Champions League Sevilla823 Tottenham709 Real Madrid2312 Who will win the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Champions League? See our predictions » TEAMMAKING CHAMP. LG.WinningLa Liga Man. United29<1 Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of reaching the Champions League final Since FiveThirtyEight relaunched with ESPN, we’ve created predictions for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NWSL, the men’s and women’s World Cup, college football, college basketball and tennis. Now we’re adding another set for the world’s most popular sport. Introducing: Club soccer predictions!Our new ratings — which are a revamped version of the ESPN Soccer Power Index (SPI) of national teams, adapted to the club game — use in-game player and ball-location data to assess the quality of shots and opportunities that teams generate. This gives us a better picture of performance than can be gleaned from game outcomes alone; you can read more in our full methodology here. Based on each team’s performance we calculate an offensive and defensive rating, which are used to predict the outcome of matches over the rest of the season.Right now, our predictions cover Europe’s five strongest club leagues — England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 — and the Champions League. Our prediction pages are available in English and Spanish. Here’s how each league stands.Premier League TEAMMAKING FINALWINNING CHAMP. LG. Atletico Madrid68<1 Lazio222 Roma7823 Real Madrid>99%49% Bayer17<1 CHANCE OF … Arsenal105 Dortmund146 On the other side of the table, 2015-16 Cinderella Leicester City has fallen hard. While at the start of the season we projected the Foxes to finish ninth, they currently sit in 15th place, and we give them a 12 percent chance of being relegated. Swansea City, which skyrocketed from the fourth tier to the Premier League between 2005 and 2011, has a 61 percent chance of relegation.La Liga TEAMMAKING CHAMP. LG.WINNING LIGUE 1 Hertha Berlin32<1 Hoffenheim27<1 FC Cologne14<1 RB Leipzig836 AC Milan11<1 Bayern is in the driver’s seat here, seeking its fifth-straight Bundesliga title. RB Leipzig — which played in Germany’s second division last season but isn’t exactly a heartwarming underdog — is only three points behind in the table. Our ratings consider RB to be a much inferior team to Bayern, though, and goal differential agrees. We peg Dortmund as the second-best offense and fourth-best defense in the league, but an ugly 7-win, 6-draw, 3-loss start has the club in sixth place, with too much ground to make up.The battle for Champions League qualification is a bit more exciting. Bayern is a lock and we expect RB and Dortmund to qualify as well, but the league’s fourth spot is wide open. Hoffenheim — which narrowly avoided relegation last season — has a 27 percent chance of completing an impressive turnaround by finishing in the top four.Serie A Paris Saint-Germain entered the 2016-17 season as a heavy favorite to win its fifth-straight league title, with our preseason projections giving PSG a 91 percent chance against its relatively weak opposition. Twenty matches in, PSG sits at third in the table with 42 points, three behind Nice and Monaco. We have ourselves a race!We expect the title battle to come down to PSG and Monaco, which are now closely matched in our ratings (with Nice considerably lower). Fourth-place Lyon has only 34 points in 19 games, but it’s also much stronger than Nice and we expect the two clubs to closely contest the league’s third Champions League spot.Champions League Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of qualifying for Champions League Bayern Munich>99%91% Liverpool7915 Napoli6413 Atalanta7<1 Dortmund803 Inter Milan211 Barcelona>9946 Italy’s club season also started with a clear favorite, as Juventus sought its sixth-straight title. The club currently holds a one-point lead with a game in hand, and we rate Juve’s defense as the best in Serie A. AS Roma and Napoli have slightly stronger offenses and a combined 36 percent chance of winning the league. Those three teams are the favorites to take the league’s three Champions League spots as well, with Lazio and both Milan clubs capable of making spoiler runs.Ligue 1 Monaco9748 CHANCE OF … CHANCE OF … PSG97%48% Sevilla94 Lyon512 Nice471 Real Madrid recently saw its 40-game unbeaten streak come to an end, but the club still holds a one-point lead in La Liga with a game in hand. Our ratings still consider third-place Barcelona to be the stronger team on both sides of the ball, which makes Real’s offense merely the second-best in the world. This leaves us with a neck-and-neck race for the league title, with a pivotal matchup between the two clubs looming in Madrid on April 23.Sevilla sits in second place, but we don’t expect the club to finish in first. Its goal differential is nearly half that of Real and Barcelona, and we rate Sevilla’s offense as about a goal per game worse than the other two teams’. Nevertheless, Sevilla is in good position to qualify for the Champions League by finishing in the top four in La Liga, after having qualified as the Europa League champion in each of the last two seasons.Bundesliga CHANCE OF … TEAMMAKING CHAMP. LG.WINNING SERIE A Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of qualifying for Champions League Juventus93%60% Villarreal22<1 CHANCE OF … Juventus2110 Man. City146 Real Sociedad18<1 Napoli84 TEAMMAKING CHAMP. LG.WINNING BUNDESLIGA Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of qualifying for Champions League Bayern Munich2816 Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of qualifying for Champions League Atletico Madrid125 read more

Bahamas Police Arrests for drugs gun armed robbery and murder

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 19, 2017 – Nassau – A home on Savanna Close, which his off Market Street is where Police say they uncovered a stash of marijuana and now two men and two women are arrested.   The search happened around 9am Tuesday and 20 pounds of marijuana was found.   The next day, two males were arrested in connection to a gun found by police at residence on Deveaux Street, also off Market Street.   A Smith and Wesson .32 pistol and 14 rounds of ammunition were confiscated from the site by detectives.Also from police, news that efforts have seen 20 people arrested over two days.   Among the crimes alleged to have been committed by those taken in are:  armed robbery, stealing, outstanding court warrants, drug possession and murder.#MagneticMediaNews#multiplearrestsinNassau Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #multiplearrestsinNassaulast_img read more

Army to Transfer Remaining Land at Ft Monmouth in June

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The LRA for the former Fort Monmouth expects to obtain the last portion of the New Jersey property from the Army in June, according to the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA).The authority had expected to receive the property by the end of 2015, but the transfer was postponed due to “the Army’s slow response to FMERA’s requests regarding future expenses due to the cleanup of any additional environmental problems at the phase II footprint,” Chairman James Gorman told the Asbury Park Press.The Army earlier conveyed three parcels on the main post and the Charles Wood tract to the authority. The Army receives 50 percent of the revenue from parcels sold under that agreement.The phase II transfer will be an outright sale of the property to FMERA; a purchase price has not been disclosed. The LRA plans to seek funding for the purchase from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Monmouth County Improvement Authority.Separately, the LRA last week voted to begin exclusive negotiations with a developer proposing to build a mixed-use project in Eatontown’s section of the post. Plans for the Promenade at Fort Monmouth call for 302 residential units, 350,000-square feet of retail and over 40,000 square feet of office space on a 77-acre parcel, reported the Asbury Park Press.The project includes a main street, trails, plazas, open space, public art, fountains and other creative landscaping. It marks the first redevelopment planned for Eatontown’s portion of the installation property.FMERA and the developer — a subsidiary of Paramount Realty Services and LMS Commercial Real Estate — are now negotiating a purchase and sale agreement.last_img read more

Class XII girl sexually abused by uncle

first_imgKolkata: A girl was sexually abused by her own uncle in Regent Park area in South Kolkata on Thursday night.Police have arrested the person, who is originally a resident of Bangladesh, and had come to South Kolkata to visit his relatives’ residence. According to police sources, the victim, who is a student of class XII, was alone in the house when her uncle entered into her room on the pretext of having a glass of water.He bolted the door from inside immediately after entering the house and sexually abused her. He also threatened the victim of dire consequences if she spoke to anybody about the incident and left the house. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsWhen the girl’s mother returned home and found the room in a rummaged condition, the former narrated her what had happened. A complaint was lodged immediately with the Regent Park police station and the police managed to arrest the victim’s uncle. Police have already recorded the statement of the victim and conducted the medical examination of the victim. “We have initiated a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act,” an investigating officer said.last_img read more

Eating wild mushrooms can lead to liver failure

first_imgForaging and eating wild mushrooms can result in liver failure and even death because mistaking toxic mushrooms for edible varieties is common, says a study. “Distinguishing safe from harmful mushrooms is a challenge even for mycologists,” said, Adina Weinerman, Division of General Internal Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, with co-authors.The study focuses on a previously healthy 52-year-old immigrant woman of Asian descent who had foraged for wild mushrooms in a local park with her husband. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The woman suffered from severe abdominal pain and gastrointestinal distress, and eventually required a liver transplant. She had brought samples of the mushrooms — the toxic species Aminata Bisporigera — she had eaten.The results were outlined in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). People with poisoning from toxic mushrooms go through three phases. Gastrointestinal symptoms including pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrohea (within six-24 hours after ingestion), is followed by a false ‘recovery’ period in which the patient appears to improve.In the final phase, the patient’s liver begins to fail, leading to multiple-organ failure and potentially death. Foraging is becoming increasingly popular, and people need to be aware of the associated risks of misidentifying mushrooms. Mushrooms of the Amanita genus, which includes over 600 types, cause most deaths from mushroom poisoning.last_img read more