Outrageous contempt of court convictions in northeastern India

first_imgThese contempt of court convictions were prompted by two stories published in the newspaper last December about an order issued by one of the court’s judges, Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen, seeking better provision for retired judges and their families. Ironically, the day on which the court presided by Justice Sen convicted the two journalists of contempt was also the day that Sen – who is also known for holding controversial Hindu nationalist views – retired. In Manipur, Assam’s neighbour to the east, reporter and editorialist Kishorechandra Wangkhem has been held for more than 100 days under the National Security Act simply for criticizing Manipur’s chief minister. News April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that a court in northeastern India has found two journalists guilty of contempt for writing about its own directive on benefits for retired judges. This decision, in which the court judged a case involving itself, is a serious press freedom violation, RSF said. One of these stories, headlined “When judges judge for themselves,” revealed that the judge had insisted not only on medical facilities for the spouses and children of retired judges but also on provision of guest houses and domestic help, and payment of mobile phone and Internet charges. Journalists in northeastern India are exposed to all sorts of harassment. RSF called for a thorough investigation into a kerosene bomb attack in April 2018 on the Shillong Times editor’s home that was probably a reprisal for her investigative reporting on illegal mining in which Meghalaya state officials are allegedly involved. RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 RSF_en March 12, 2019 – Updated on May 10, 2019 Outrageous contempt of court convictions in northeastern India Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Economic pressureJudicial harassment Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more News Harassment IndiaAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Economic pressureJudicial harassment Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing masks of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi listen to Modi during an election rally in Meghalaya. Justice SR Sen is also known for holding controversial Hindu nationalist views (Photo : Biju Boro / AFP). “We call on India’s supreme court to overturn this absolutely iniquitous decision, which would pave the way for the worst form of censorship if allowed to set a judicial precedent. It is also high time for India’s legislators to overhaul the outdated contempt of court laws as applied to journalists. The candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections should take up this issue.” India is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. And in Tripura, Assam’s neighbour to the south, two journalists were killed in the space of two months in 2017. One, Shantanu Bhowmick, was beaten and stabbed to death in September 2017. The other, Sudip Datta Bhaumik, was gunned down by paramilitaries the following November. A third journalist, Suman Debnath, was almost killed in a knife attack in June 2018 while investigating thefts and trafficking in stolen oil. Receive email alerts to go further At least seven journalists, including Emmy Ci Lawbei, Catherine Sangi and Tridip Mandal, were injured when police of the neighbouring state of Assam beat them with batons as they tried to cover a student demonstration in March 2018. Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting News Help by sharing this information India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News Under the ruling handed down on 8 March by the high court in Shillong, the capital of the northeastern state of Meghalaya, Patricia Mukhim, the editor of the Shillong Times, and Shobha Chaudhuri, the newspaper’s publisher, must each pay a fine of 200,000 rupees (2,600 euros) by the end of this week or they will be jailed for six months and the newspaper will be banned. “In this ruling, the justice system has committed a gross violation of the separation of powers and has trampled on press freedom, when it should be their guarantor,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Federal Reserve Reports Economic Conditions

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn September 4, 2019 1,173 Views Tagged with: Economy Federal Reserve market real estate Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, Newscenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: How to Improve the NFIP Next: Detroit Housing’s Ups and Downs The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Economy Federal Reserve market real estate 2019-09-04 Seth Welborn Economic activity increased in the U.S., according to the latest “Beige Book” from the Federal Reserve. The Beige Book is a Federal Reserve System publication about current economic conditions across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. The Book is published eight times per year, and summarizes key economic conditions by each of the Fed districts. An important factor in economic conditions currently is the risk of a recession. The risk of a recession is on everyone’s mind, both in the U.S. and around the world. Realtor.com notes that Germany is already teetering on the brink of recession and the U.K. is facing unrest related to “Brexit”, while in the U.S., a rapidly escalating trade war with China is increasing fears. However, despite these risks, real estate should be safe, unlike in 2008.Eight of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts reported modest to moderate growth. The majority of Districts indicated that manufacturing expanded, but that growth had slowed, particularly in the auto and energy sectors. New home construction and existing home sales were little changed, with several Districts reporting that sales were limited by rising prices and low inventory. Commercial real estate activity was also little changed on balance. Most Districts reported modest to moderate growth in activity in the nonfinancial services sector, though a few Districts noted that growth there had slowed. According to the Book, residential real estate markets saw ongoing price increases and mixed sales results; contacts in a couple of markets cited greater “balance” as local shortages of housing inventory eased somewhat. While retailers (including an auto dealer) and manufacturers said sizable tariff increases would pose significant problems if they occurred and many respondents cited uncertainty, outlooks remained mostly positive. Closed single-family sales were up year-over-year from November 2017 to November 2018 in Rhode Island, Boston, and Maine, and down in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Residential markets in Rhode Island and Boston became more balanced in recent months, with growing supplies of homes for sale and moderation in the pace of home price appreciation. Despite a seller’s market environment, contacts said real estate was a preferred investment choice, given the volatile U.S. stock market. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Federal Reserve Reports Economic Conditions Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Federal Reserve Reports Economic Conditions Subscribelast_img read more

Today marks 60 years since the end of railways in Donegal

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – December 31, 2019 WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleDanielle McLaughlin’s mother calls on Taoiseach to raise ‘slow pace’ trial in GoaNext articleBrothers appear in court in Omagh charged with ATM robberies News Highland Twitter Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Today marks 60 years since the end of railways in Donegal Today, marks 60 years since the end of railways in Donegal.On December 31st 1959, the final journeys on the Co Donegal Railways network were made on lines that spread from the headquarters in Stranorlar to the likes of Ballyshannon, Killybegs, Donegal Town and Letterkenny.Some years prior to 1959, other lines to Burtonport, Buncrana, and Carndonagh had ceased while small stations in Porthall, Carrigans and St. Johnston remained open until 1965.The first section of railway in Donegal began in Strabane and ran through to Stranorlar and was opened in 1863.The final trains to run in Donegal were actually on the GNR line from Derry to Strabane, which went into Donegal going via Carrigans, St. Johnston and Porthall before crossing over again by Lifford.It shut in February 1965, marking the end of railway services in Donegal. Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more