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The Trans Fat Temper Tantrum SHARE By Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Commentary The Trans Fat Temper Tantrum My 2 year old grandson has not yet learned the meaning of “just a minute.” Like most children his age, when he wants something, he wants it now — and by now he means instantly. When mother says just a minute, the world explodes into a tantrum of screaming, kicking, and tears. The officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are fixated at about the 2 year old level and are currently having a tantrum about trans fat.In 1999 the FDA announced that, by 2006, food manufacturers had to start listing the levels of trans fats on their products. As a result, a rush began to reformulate thousands of food products to lower or eliminate the level of trans fat. This meant the elimination of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), one of the sources of trans fat in processed food products. This sent the soybean industry scrambling to develop a new kind of soybean oil that did not produce trans fat when cooked. High oleic soybean oil has emerged as an oil that meets the demands of food processors but does not produce trans fat. High oleic soybean production has been on the rise, with more and more acres of the soybean variety being planted each year. Current projections from QUALISOY indicate that approximately 1.3 billion pounds of high oleic soybean oil will be extracted from the 2016 crop of high oleic soybeans and available for use by the food industry in 2017, with increasing quantities available in subsequent years. Yet, FDA is not willing to wait for the market to catch up. They have proposed to further reduce trans fat consumption by rescinding the generally regarded as safe (GRAS) status for partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), including partially hydrogenated soybean oil. This action will force food processors to switch from healthy oils, like soy, to palm and other imported oils that are high in saturated fat. ASA stated, “The saturated fat profile of palm oil is 6.7 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon, compared to just 2 grams for soybean oil. The result of this trade-off would be a ‘lose-lose’ for both the government and American consumers.”The American Feed Association is also concerned about the proposed FDA rule. In a statement, they said FDA does not clearly define that the phase-out process only applies to human food for consumption and not animal food. “AFIA believes FDA’s tentative determination on trans fats is unclear in areas as it does not verify that the language is not valid for food for consumption by animals other than man,” said Leah Wilkinson, AFIA director of ingredients, pet food and state affairs.Whether it is producing healthier oils in which to cook our food, or producing renewable fuel to run our cars, American agriculture is up to the challenge. Yet, it is the heavy hand of government that is meddling with the free market and slowing the eventual solution to the problem. The FDA is not willing to wait for the market to solve the problem but wants to force their solution regardless of the consequences.Not only would the FDA action make food less healthy not more healthy, it would also hamper future developments that might improve the health and safety of our food supply. According to the American Soybean Association, “We believe that the FDA’s proposal is so sweeping in its application that it would stymie technological advances in oil processing that aren’t even envisioned today. As there is no definition of ‘partially hydrogenated,’ and as we know that the term encompasses a whole spectrum of oils, we are concerned that new technologies would be a casualty of the FDA’s proposal.”Since the original FDA mandate, trans fat consumption has fallen by 70% thanks to industry innovation and education. Another few years will likely see this number continue to grow. However, that is not good enough for the regulators in Washington. Previous articleStations Offering E-85 Continues to GrowNext articleIndiana Forum this Week to Focus on Farm Policy and Data Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Mar 9, 2014 Facebook Twitter
“Ignorance can only be dissolved through our willingness to educate. With this panel we strive to educate our community on the “T” in the LGBTQ+ and all who identify under the “T” umbrella,” said co-organizer Cason Esquivel. Credit: Cason Esquivel. Making the first year count Twitter Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt printJake Ballinger is used to living in the shadow. Although he transitioned as a female to male transgender nine years ago, it’s only been in the last three months that he’s publicly lived his true identity. “The reason that I was staying stealthy was for the safety of my family, and I clung to it like it was the Holy Grail,” Ballinger said. “It hurt me, it hurt my relationships with friends, it hurt my family. It took me losing these things to realize there needed to be a change in my life.”As an organizer of Fort Worth’s Transgender Day of Visibility, Ballinger wants more people to feel free to be who they are. + posts Grace is a senior journalism major and minor in business. She grew up in Tampa, Florida and loves to spend time in the sunshine with her friends. She can’t start her day without a cup of coffee and when she’s not in the media lab you can find her exploring hidden gems in Fort Worth. Twitter Water line breaks affect Moudy for third time this year Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Grace Toupshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-toups/ Building sustainability together The Day of Visibility is held each year on March 31 to celebrate transgender people around the globe and their courage to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness around the discrimination they face.Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior do not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth, according to the American Psychological Association.“Sometimes being seen can be uncomfortable and awkward,” Ballinger said.Normalizing how people view transgenders in the world is Ballinger’s biggest objective; he wants the community to understand that transgender people are human beings that deserve the same rights non-transgender people have. “The whole basis is not just to be visible to cis-genders,” Ballinger said, “but to help all of our brothers and sisters understand that we need to be normalized and visible.”The event will be held at Celebration Community Church in Fort Worth and will include a moderated panel of representatives of the female to male (FTM), male to female (MTF), non-binary/gender-fluid and significant others, family, friends and allies (SOFFA) will host a Q&A panel. Finnigan Jones, executive director and co-founder of Trans-Cendence International, Inc., will open and close the presentation.Finnigan Jones, executive director of Trans-Cendence International, Inc. will be the guest speaker at the event. Credit: Grace ToupsEach panelist will answer four questions in a five-minute time span, leaving the remaining 15-30 minutes for audience questions. “It feeds my soul knowing that what we are doing can help other trans individuals be true to who they are, so the ones who are just discovering who they are can see they are not alone and that there are people just like them out there willing to help them,” co-organizer Cason Esquivel said. Following the panel discussion, there will be refreshments and an opportunity to meet the panelists. Representatives from Trans-Cendence International, Inc., Coalition for Aging LGBT, PFLAG and AARP will table the event and offer LGBTQ+ resources and information.“The first thing we have to do is teach people,” Ballinger said. “Once people have an understanding, then you have to become visible and try to get all of these other people visible, which is terrifying and difficult, but we have to start somewhere.”Making its debut at the tabling event is Ballinger and Esquivel’s ‘Umbrella’ program: providing a resource directory for transgendered people to call or text 24/7. They hope to have a physical location within the next year that will provide medical, legal, physical defense, mental health and clothing assistance for anyone who falls under the ‘T’ umbrella in LGBTQ+. “Sometimes you just need someone to listen, and we can do that,” Ballinger said.The event will be held at 5 p.m. on March 31. Doors will open at 4:15, and Ballinger predicts there will be standing room only. Those not in attendance are also encouraged to send in questions through the live stream located on their Facebook page. Linkedin Facebook Marathon runner persists after being mauled by a pit bull Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Grace Toups Previous articleCounseling available as TCU mourns a student’s deathNext articleWomen’s basketball tops Cincinnati to advance to WNIT semifinals Grace Toups RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook
UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called today on US secretary of state Colin Powell to use his influence to stop the Uzbek government “brutally repressing” the country’s independent journalists. It noted the physical attack on one of them, Ruslav Sharipov, shortly before he was due to go to the United States to testify about the worsening human rights situation in Uzbekistan.In a letter to Powell, RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard said: “The regime of President Islam Karimov is using the excuse of fighting terrorism to brutally repress any independent journalism in the country. We ask you to use your influence with the Uzbek authorities to stop them threatening the media and also to let them know that the United States is concerned about the fate of Mr Sharipov.”RSF learns that Sharipov, the Uzbekistan correspondent of the Russian news agency Prima, president of the Uzbek Independent Journalists’ Union and editor of an Internet web, was attacked on 5 February by three men, one of whom tried to strangle him. The next day he was attacked again by two men who hit him on the head and in the stomach and seized his passport and journalist’s card. Sharipov is due to travel soon to the United States at the invitation of the International Human Rights League to testify about the serious threats to journalists and defenders of individual freedom in Uzbekistan.He was previously attacked on the night of the 30th of January in Tachkent by two representatives of the police force. Ruslan Sharipov and the press agency Prima consider that this attack is tied to an article recently written by the journalist concerning the referendum of the 27th of January on the extension of the presidential mandate of president Islam Karimov. In 2001, Ruslan Sharipov and members of his family were already subjected to a number of pressures from the authorities. On the 12th of July, 2001 he was chased by employees of the security service (NSS) while on his way to the court of Tachkent where he was going in order to cover a trial. His assailants were about to hit him when passer’ bys intervened. The journalist managed to take refuge in the local headquarters of the Organisation for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He had published, at the end of August, a series of articles denouncing the repression of Muslims in the country and was otherwise making an investigation on the suspicious deaths of a number of opponents. Following these incidents Ruslan Sharipov requested, in an open letter to the Uzbek president, an end to being tailed by the security services, an end to pressures being made on his family, and that he may be allowed to pursue his profession as an independent journalist. Organisation News News Follow the news on Uzbekistan News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council May 11, 2021 Find out more News February 8, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 An independent journalist in danger More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption February 11, 2021 Find out more UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information October 15, 2020 Find out more
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Credit Access Index Default Risk HCAI Home Purchase Loans Mortgage Credit Access Urban Institute Housing Policy Finance Center 2016-01-12 Brian Honea Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Home Purchase Loans Are Becoming Less Risky Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 12, 2016 1,329 Views Previous: Fannie Mae Offers Largest Delinquent Loan Sale to Date Next: Home Prices Slip on the Oil Slide Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Credit Access Index Default Risk HCAI Home Purchase Loans Mortgage Credit Access Urban Institute Housing Policy Finance Center Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea According to the Urban Institute Housing Policy Finance Center’s latest credit availability index (HCAI), which is a measure of the percentage of home purchase loans that are likely to default, home purchase loans became less risky over the third quarter of 2015 as lenders have become less willing to tolerate defaults, continuing a trend from over the last four quarters.The HCAI dropped from 5.3 in Q2 down to 5.0 in Q3 2015, drawing closer to the record low of 4.6 from the third quarter of 2013. A lower HCAI indicates that lenders have imposed tighter lending standards due to an unwillingness to tolerate defaults, and therefore mortgage credit access is tighter; a higher HCAI indicates that lenders are willing to tolerate more risks and have looser lending standards, thus making mortgage credit more available.Mortgage credit availability in the GSE channel, which includes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has expanded at a faster rate than the government (FVR) channel recently. Since the second quarter of 2011, when the downward trend of mortgage credit availability in the GSE channel reversed, the total risk taken in that channel has leaped from 1.4 percent to 2.1 percent—an increase of 50 percent.For the government channel (FVR), comprised of the Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program, mortgage credit availability has gone in the opposite direction. The risk of default that the government loan channel was willing to take on was reported at 9.8 percent in Q3 2015. While still slightly above its record low of 9.6 set in 2013, the last four quarters have seen a decrease in credit availability in the FVR channel.The total default risk for the portfolio and private-label securities (PP) channel for Q3 2015, which was reported at 2.4 percent, matching its record low, although this market took much higher product risk than the FVR and GSE channels during the housing bubble.The decline in overall HCAI from Q2 to Q3 from 5.3 to 5.0 means that mortgage credit quality has improved. Two reasons are responsible for this, according to Housing Policy Finance Center senior research associate Wei Li.“On the supply side, lenders could be taking less default risk than the previous quarter when they originate loans, either through stricter underwriting standards or through offering less risky product,” Li said. “On the demand side, there could be more high-quality borrowers applying for mortgages than low-quality borrowers; or same group of borrowers demand more safe loan products than risky products.”Overall, researchers determined based on the HCAI that mortgage credit availability is very tight.“Significant space remains to safely expand the credit box,” the report stated. “If the current default risk was doubled across all channels, risk would still be well within the precrisis standard of 12.5 percent in 2001–03 for the whole mortgage market.”Click here to view the methodology behind the HCAI.Click here to view a FAQ on the HCAI. Home Purchase Loans Are Becoming Less Risky The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save
News UpdatesAfter A Successful First Attempt, Bombay HC’s Justice GS Patel To Make All Hearings Until Apr 14 Publicly Accessible Via Zoom [Read Notice] Nitish Kashyap9 April 2020 7:32 AMShare This – xJustice GS Patel of the Bombay High Court will now be hearing all listed cases before him until April 14 via the Zoom app after a first successful attempt on Thursday. Justice Patel heard a total of nine different cases today that were notified yesterday and managed to finish the hearing within two hours. Although there were certain audio issues initially as the hearing was openly…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?LoginJustice GS Patel of the Bombay High Court will now be hearing all listed cases before him until April 14 via the Zoom app after a first successful attempt on Thursday. Justice Patel heard a total of nine different cases today that were notified yesterday and managed to finish the hearing within two hours. Although there were certain audio issues initially as the hearing was openly accessible to the public and some users had kept their audio on instead of the default mute setting. However, once Justice Patel came online, he decided to mute all the users and said that only those advocates who are addressing the Court will keep their audio on. The very first case at hand was a plea filed by a first year law student who was expelled for allegedly smoking cannabis inside the college campus, but since the source of such allegation that was relied upon by the college is inaccessible presently due to the lockdown, Court granted her interim relief allowing her to appear in the internal exams. There were some not-so urgent matters that were heard, a man accused under the NDPS Act for possession of over 30 grams of LSD sought anticipatory bail and another man accused of murder, who is a resident of Ghatkopar sought bail raising an alarm about two cases of Covid-19 in Taloja jail where he is lodged. Both applications were denied. Once the hearing concluded, Justice Patel sought feedback from all the advocates appearing and Senior lawyer Niteen Pradhan said – “This is the first time I am experiencing something like this and it’s wonderful. I like how the audio control …” and Justice Patel finished the sentence for him “.. is with the judge! This should be implemented in courts as well” said Justice Patel as everyone laughed. On a serious note regarding difficulties being faced by the court which is functioning at minimal staff Justice Patel observed – “The biggest difficulty that we are facing and will face if the restriction in movement continues, is getting access to papers physically. Retrieving papers from the registry itself takes 4-5 days. That is a problem.” The next hearing via zoom is on April 11.Click here to read the NoticeNext Story
Top StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Round Up Sanya Talwar30 Aug 2020 4:31 AMShare This – xWeek Commencing August 24 to August 30, 2020Top Stories This Week: 1. [Students Vs UGC] Students Cannot Be Promoted Without Exams;States May Approach UGC To Postpone Exams Citing COVID-19: SC [Praneeth K V. UGC/Batch Pleas]The Supreme Court on Friday disposed of the petitions challenging the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for conducting final semester exams by September 30 with following…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?LoginTop Stories This Week: 1. [Students Vs UGC] Students Cannot Be Promoted Without Exams;States May Approach UGC To Postpone Exams Citing COVID-19: SC [Praneeth K V. UGC/Batch Pleas]The Supreme Court on Friday disposed of the petitions challenging the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for conducting final semester exams by September 30 with following orders :1. The bench has refused the prayer to quash the UGC guidelines to hold the exams.2.The directions of State Disaster Management Authority for canceling exams in that particular State will prevail over the UGC direction.3. However, the direction of the State Disaster Management Authority to pass the students on the basis of previous performance is beyond the scope of the Disaster Management Act.4. States/UTs cannot promote final year students without examination as ordered by UGC. States/Union Territories given liberty to approach the UGC to seek postponement of the exams in the light of COVID19 pandemic situation.Also Read: State Govt/SDMA Can Override UGC Deadline For Exam Based On Local Pandemic Situation: SC2. Is Sub-Classification Permissible Within SC-ST Reservation? SC 5 Judge Bench Refers Matter To Larger Bench; Says ‘EV Chinnaiah’ Decision Needs Reconsideration [State of Punjab V. Davinder Singh & Ors.]A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday held that the decision of a coordinate bench in E V Chinnaiah vs State of Andhra Pradesh requires to be revisited and referred the matter to the Chief Justice for placing it before an appropriate larger bench. The bench expressed the view that once a State Government has the power to make reservation, it also has the power to make sub-classifications and that such sub-classification will not amount to tinkering with the reservation list. “In a federal structure, the State Government cannot be denied the power to make laws to give preferential treatment to sub-categories within the reservation list”, Justice Arun Mishra observed, while reading out the operative portion of the judgment.3. ‘Tells Us What Is Wrong In Using The Word “Apology”‘: Asks Justice Mishra As SC Reserves Judgment In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case Over Two Tweets [In Re Prashant Bhushan & Anr.]The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra on Tuesday reserved judgment on the sentence in the suo moto contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan over his tweets. “Tell us what is wrong in using the word ‘apology’? What is wrong in seeking apology? Will that be reflection of the guilty? Apology is a magical word, which can heal many things. I am talking generally and not about Prashant. You will go to the category of Mahatma Gandhi, if you apologise. Gandhiji used to do that. If you have hurt anybody, you must apply balm. One should not feel belittled by that”, observed Justice Mishra while reserving Judgment.Also Read: ‘We Expected Something Better’, SC On Prashant Bhushan’s Statement; AG Urges Court To Take ‘Compassionate View’4. SC Bench Headed by Justice Arun Mishra Refers 11 Year Old Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan To CJI To Post Before Appropriate Bench [Amicus Curiae V. Prashant Bhushan]The Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra on Tuesday directed the listing of the 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan before another bench on September 10 based on the orders of CJI. “I am short of time. I am demiting office”, J Mishra observed. Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for Bhushan, submitted that he has raised some questions of law and that the matter ought to be referred to Constitution Bench. Dhavan also urged the bench to hear Attorney General as issues of constitutional importance are involved.5. SC Refuses Pre-Broadcast Order To Stop Sudarshan TV’s Alleged Communal Program On Muslims Clearing UPSC [Firoz Iqbal Khan V. UOI & Ors.]The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass a pre-broadcast injunction order to stop the telecast of a show in Sudarshan TV which was allegedly communalising the selection of Muslims in UPSC exams. In a petition filed by one Firoz Iqbal Khan, a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud & KM Joseph stated that it has to desist from imposing a pre-broadcast injunction on the basis of an “unverified transcript of a 49 second clip”. The court noted that during the hearing it had been highlighted that the expression of views derogatory to a particular community had a “divisive potential” and the petition had thus raised significant issues bearing on the “protection of constitutional rights”.6. “Community May Be Targeted For Spreading Virus” SC Refuses Permission To Hold Muharram Procession [Syed Kalbe Javed V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to grant permission to hold Muharram Procession amid the covid19 pandemic. A bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun observed that granting general directions to take out the procession across the country shall lead to chaos & a particular community may then be targeted for spreading the virus.7. [Tablighi Jamaat] “Preliminary Inquiry By NBA & NBA Imperative” SC In Pleas Against Media For Communalisation Of COVID19 [Jamiat-ulema-i-Hind V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the petitions seeking action against media for communalization of the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun asked the Petitioner’s Counsel, Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave to approach the News Broadcasting Standards Authority as many complaints in this regard were already pending before it when he sought an adjournment.8. SC Refuses To Stay Proceedings Against DK Shivakumar’s On Tax Evasion Charges, IT Dept. To File Reply [DK Shivakumar V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to grant a stay in the plea filed by Karnataka Congress President, DK Shivakumar on the Income Tax Evasion Case against them. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun allowed the Income Tax department to file their reply in the case and adjourned the case for further consideration after four weeks.9. SC Refuses To Entertain Plea Against Madras HC DB Stay On Order Restraining Patanjali Ayurved From Using ‘Coronil’ Trademark [Arudra Engineers Pvt. Ltd. V. Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. & Anr.]The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain the petition filed by Arudra Engineers challenging the order of division bench of Madras HC which stayed the single bench direction restraining Patanjali Ayurved from using the trademark ‘Coronil’. A bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun allowed the petitioner(s) to withdraw the plea with the liberty to pursue the case in before Madras High Court. The Court was informed that the case has been listed on September 3 for consideration.10. “Happened Because You Locked Down The Entire Country” SC Pulls Up Centre For Not Clarifying Stand On Interest During Moratorium [Gajendra Sharma V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Wednesday rebuked the Central Government for not clarifying its stand on the issue of interests payable on EMI loans during the covid19 induced moratorium period, set to expire on August 31. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & MR Shah directed the Centre to file an affidavit, clearly stipulating its take on the issue of interest payments within a week and listed the case for further consideration on September 111. SC Declines Prayer To Allow NEET Exam Centres Abroad; Allows Petitioners To Approach State Authorities For Relaxation Of Quarantine [Abdul Azeez V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Monday declined a plea to allow online exam centres for students in foreign countries to appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 for admission to medical courses. However, in order to make the travel of students easier, a bench comprising Justices Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta & S. Ravindra Bhat asked the Central Government to arrange the candidates’ travel from abroad via Vande Bharat mission flights.Judgments This Week:1. The Presumption ‘Possession Follows Title’ Arises Only Where There Is No Definite Proof Of Possession By Anyone Else: SC [Nazir Mohamed vs. J. Kamala]The Supreme Court has observed that the presumption based on the maxim ‘possession follows title’ that possession must be deemed to follow title, arises only where there is no definite proof of possession by anyone else. A person claiming a decree of possession has to establish his entitlement to get such possession and also establish that his claim is not barred by the laws of limitation, the bench comprising Justices Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee said.Also Read: Substantial Question Of Law & Second Appeal Jurisdiction: SC Summarizes Principles Relating To Section 100 CPC2. Police Officer Cannot Arrest/Register FIR/ Investigate In Regard To Cognizable Offences Under Chapter IV Of Drugs & Cosmetics Act: SC [Union of Inida V. Ashok Kumar Sharma]The Supreme Court, in a judgment delivered on Friday, has held that, the Police Officers cannot register FIR, arrest, prosecute or investigate in regard to Cognizable offence under Chapter IV of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. The bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph held that an arrest can be made by the Drugs Inspector in regard to cognizable offences falling under Chapter IV of the Act without any warrant and otherwise treating it as a cognizable offence.3. [Section 372 CrPC] Appeal Filed By Victim Seeking Enhancement Of Sentence Not Maintainable: SC [Parvinder Kansal vs. State of NCT of Delhi]The Supreme Court has held no appeal can be maintained by victim under Section 372 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on the ground of inadequate sentence. The bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy observed thus while upholding the Delhi High Court judgment which dismissed the appeal filed by a victim under Section 372 CrPC seeking enhancement of sentence imposed on the convict by the Trial Court. The accused, in this case, was convicted for offence punishable under Sections 364A, 302 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code. The father of the deceased boy, filed appeal before the High Court challenging the order of sentence seeking enhancement of sentence to death penalty.4. Suspend/Cancel Registration Certificate Of Vehicles Without Valid PUC Certificate, Penalize Owners: SC [State of Madhya Pradesh V. Centre for Environment Protection Research & Development]The Supreme Court has directed the State of Madhya Pradesh to suspend/cancel Registration Certificate of vehicles which do not possess a valid Pollution Under Control Certificate and also to initiate penal measures against the owner and/or the person(s) in possession and/or control of the offending vehicle, in accordance with law. The bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee observed that the National Green Tribunal has the the power, authority and/or jurisdiction to direct a State Government to strictly implement the requirement of vehicles to possess and/or display a valid PUC Certificate.5. Pleas Of Title And Adverse Possession Cannot Be Advanced Simultaneously And From The Same Date: SC [Narasamma V. A. Krishnappa]The Supreme Court has observed that plea of title and adverse possession cannot be advanced simultaneously and from the same date. A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Ajay Rastogi and Aniruddha Bose observed that the claim of title from 1976 and the plea of adverse possession from 1976 cannot simultaneously hold. On the failure to establish the plea of title, it was necessary to prove as to from which date did the possession of the wife of the defendant amount to a hostile possession in a peaceful, open and continuous manner.6. Pensionary Provisions Must Be Given Liberal Construction As A Social Welfare Measure: SC [V. Sukumaran V. State of Kerala]Pension is not a bounty payable at will, but a social welfare measure as a post-retirement entitlement to maintain the dignity of the employee, remarked the Supreme Court. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul led three judge bench observed that the pensionary provisions must be given a liberal construction as a social welfare measure.7. State Governments Entitled To Prescribe Fee For Reserving Certain Numbers To Be Assigned As Registration Numbers For Motor Vehicles: SC [State of MP V. Rakesh Sethi]The Supreme Court has held that the State Governments have the authority to prescribe a fee for reserving certain numbers or distinguishing marks to be assigned as registration number. The bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and S. Ravindra Bhat observed that that the assignment of “distinctive marks” i.e. registration numbers to motor vehicles (which includes the power to reserve and allocate them, for a specific fee) is a distinct service for which states or their authorities (such as the registering authorities, in this case) are entitled to charge a prescribed fee.8. Central Govt. Has Authority To Impose ‘Quantitative Restrictions’ On Import U/Sec. 3(2) FTDR Act: SC [Union of India V. Agricas LLP]The Supreme Court has observed that the Central Government has the authority to impose quantitative restrictions by an order under Section 3(2) of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992. Section 9A of the FTDR Act does not elide or negate the power of the Central Government to impose restrictions on imports under sub-section (2) to Section 3 of the FTDR Act, the bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna observed.9. Capital Gains In Case Of Compulsory Land Acquisition Accrues On Arrival Of The Relevant Stage Of Taking Possession And Not Before: SC [Raj Pal Singh V. Commissioner of IT, Haryana, Rohtak]The Supreme Court has observed that capital gains in a case of compulsory acquisition of land [under Land Acquisition Act of 1894] shall be deemed to have accrued: (a) upon making of the award, in the case of ordinary acquisition referable to Section 16; and (b) after expiration of fifteen days from the publication of the notice mentioned in Section 9 (1), in the case of urgency acquisition under Section 17. The bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, Hemant Gupta and Dinesh Maheshwari, observed that capital gains shall be deemed to have accrued upon arrival of the relevant stage of taking possession and not before.10. Flat Buyers Entitled To Just & Reasonable Compensation For Gross Delay By Builders In Handing Over Possession: SC [Wg. Cdr. Arifur Rahman Khan and Aleya Sultana and Ors. vs DLF Southern Homes Pvt Ltd.]The Supreme court has observed that failure of the developer to comply with the contractual obligation to provide the flat to a flat purchaser within a contractually stipulated period amounts to a ‘deficiency’. In cases where there is a gross delay in the handing over of possession beyond the contractually stipulated period, the jurisdiction of the consumer forum to award just and reasonable compensation is not constrained by the terms of a rate in builders agreement, the bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph said.Other Important Updates:1. SC Directs Bombay HC To Expeditiously Dispose Of Mamta Kulkarni’s Plea For Quashing Of FIR Against Her In The Drug Trafficking Case [Mamta Mukund Kulkarni V. State of Maharashtra]The Supreme Court of India on Thursday requested the Bombay High Court on Thursday to expeditiously take up actress Mamta Kulkarni’s petition for quashing of FIR naming her as one of the accused in an ‘international drug conspiracy’ to transport Ephedrine powder for manufacturing Methamphetamine. Division bench of Justice Rohinton Nariman and Justice Navin Sinha dismissed the special leave petition filed by Senior Advocate Siddartha Dave on behalf of Mamta Kulkarni against the Bombay High Court’s judgment dated August 26, 2018 wherein the High Court refused to quash cases filed under various Sections of the Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act against her.2. ‘Humane & Appropriate’: SC Upholds MP HC Order Relaxing Penalty Imposed On Judicial Employees For Misconduct Of Having More Than 2 Children [The Registrar General M.P. High Court Jabalpur Vs. Basant Kumar Gupta & Ors.]The Supreme Court upheld a Madhya Pradesh High Court order which relaxed the penalty imposed on several judicial employees in District Court establishments for having more than 2 children. As per Clause (4) of Rule 22 of the Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1965, a Government servant having more than two children shall be deemed to be misconduct, if one of them is born on or after 26.1.2001. The Madhya Pradesh District Court Establishment (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2016 provided that the above Rules which were applicable to M.P. State Government employees shall apply subject to such modification, variation and exceptions by the High Court.3. SC Allows Karnataka Mining Baron Janardhan Reddy To Visit Bellary District To Attend The Last Rites Of A Close Associate’s Mother [Gali Janardhan Reddy V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy to visit Bellary for two days in order to attend the last rites ceremony of mother of his close associate. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, BR Gavai & Krishna Murari the mining baron to visit Bellary for two days under police protection, adding that he shall not not try to influence any witness, when he visits District Bellary.4. SC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Uniform Education Policy To Avoid Discrimination And Digital Divide Among Students Of Weaker Sections [Good Governance Chambers V. UOI]Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea seeking for directions to the Union to formulate a uniform education policy in every State in order to curb discriminatory practices adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure participation of children of weaker sections in elementary education. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde heard the matter as Senior Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan argued for the Petitioner, and issued notice in the same.5. Ex-Sarpanch Approaches SC Seeking To Retain His ‘Julaha’ Scheduled Caste Status: SC Issues Notice [Mohan Kumar V. State of Haryana]An Ex-Sarpanch of a village in Haryana whose scheduled caste certificate was cancelled has approached the Apex Court seeking to retain his ‘Julaha’ Caste Status. He challenged this order of the Committee and the consequent order of Naib Tehsildar cancelling caste certificate before the Punjab and Haryana High Court which upheld it by observing that he did not explain how his entire family including himself got admission in the Govt. Model Senior Secondary School in the General Category as Arora Khatri and not as a Scheduled Caste. The bench then issued notice limited to the questions whether Mohan Kumar and his family come from the community of “Julaha” and whether the Committee which went into the question was properly constituted or not. The court clarified that pendency of this matter shall not have any impact or effect upon the election as Sarpanch to the Gram Panchayat.6. SC Issues Notice On PIL Challenging 2004 NCMEI Act For Not Recognising Minorities At State-Level [Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay V. UOI]The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging validity of provisions of National Commission for Minority Education Institution Act 2004, for failing to recognise minorities at state level. Petitioner Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, Advocate and BJP Leader, has urged that by using unbridled power under S. 2(f) of the Act, the Centre arbitrarily notified 5 communities viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis as minorities at the national level against the spirit of the TMA Pai ruling.7. SC Accepts Affidavit Of Undertaking Filed By Padmanabha Swamy Temple ‘Trustee’; Directs Constitution Of Committees Within 4 Weeks [Sri Marthanda Varma V. State of Kerala]The Supreme Court has accepted the affidavit of undertaking filed by Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma of the erstwhile Royal Family of Travancore. The Court granted four weeks time to constitute the Administrative Committee and Advisory Committee of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and to make them functional. The bench of Justices UU Lalit and Indu Malhotra also accepted the submission that the chairperson of the Advisory Committee should be a retired Judge of the Kerala High Court as he would be more familiar with the practices of the Temple and local issues. It also agreed with the view that if the District Judge, Thiruvananthapuram is not a Hindu, the next senior most Additional District Judge of Thiruvananthapuram District who is a Hindu shall be the chairperson of the Administrative committee.8. ‘COVID-19 Not A Ground To Postpone Elections’ : SC Dismisses Petitions To Defer Bihar Polls [Rajesh K. Jaiswal V. CEC]The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed two pleas seeking for a direction to the Chief Election Commissioner for the postponement of the impending Bihar Assembly Elections on account of the COVID-19 pandemic and the State being ravaged due to floods. A Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah heard the matter and observed that the plea was premature as the Election Commission of India had yet to issue a notification announcing the declaration of the elections in the State.9. SC Issues Notice On IIT Professor’s Plea Against HC Order Quashing FIR For Caste Based Harassment [Subramanyam Saderla V. Chandra Shekhar Upadhyay & Ors.]A Division Bench of the Supreme Court last week issued notice on a SLP filed against an order of the Allahabad High Court quashing an FIR lodged by a professor of IIT Kanpur against caste based harassment allegedly inflicted upon him by his colleagues. The Bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, S. Abdul Nazeer and Justice Surya Kant has asked the Respondents, represented by Senior Advocate Siddhartha Luthra, to file their counter affidavits in the matter.10. ‘Matter Needs Early Decision By HC’ : SC Says While Declining To Entertain Plea Against Andhra Pradesh HC’s Stay On Three Capital Law [Andhra Pradesh V. Ryty Parir Akshana Samithi & Ors.]The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain the plea for vacation of stay passed by the the Andhra Pradesh High Court on the formation of three capital cities in the State. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & MR Shah stated that they were not inclined to interfere in the interim order which was first passed on August 4 by a three-judge bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, comprising Justices Rakesh Kumar, AV Seshasai & M Satyanarayana Murthy and was then extended on August 14, till August 27.11. SC Takes Cognizance Of Newspaper Report About Flattening Of Aravalli Hills; Seeks Report From Haryana Govt Having been apprised of the flattening of an entire hillock of the Aravallis, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Haryana State administration to take immediate action to avoid further damage. Taking note of a report that appeared in the Times of India on August 25, a Bench presided over by Justice Arun Mishra asked the AAG of Haryana to submit a report after appropriate action was taken.12. Tablighi Jamaat: SC Asks State Of Bihar To File Reply On Consolidation Of Trial [Maulana Hadrami V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the State of Bihar to file its response on the issue of consolidation of ongoing trial against Tablighi Jamaat members from Patna to Delhi. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna asked Advocate Shivam Singh appearing for State of Bihar to file his response on this aspect and listed the matter on August 30.13. SC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking 8 Hours Shift In Police Force With Weekly Offs [Jagjeet Singh V. UT Of Chandigarh & Ors.]The Supreme Court of India has issued notice to Union Territory of Chandigarh, State of Punjab and State of Haryana in a special leave petition seeking introduction of eight hours shift in all police stations along with weekly offs.14. SC Declines To Entertain Plea For Rebuilding Of Religious Structures Allegedly Torn Down During Telangana Secretariat Demolition [Khaija Ajiazuddin V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking re-building of the religious places, situated within the Telangana State Secretariat Building, that were allegedly torn down while demolition of the Secretariat Building. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan & Subhash Reddy observed that the prayer could not have been allowed under Article 32 as it was the Telangana High Court which had permitted the demolition of the secretariat building.15. “Every State Has A Different Policy”: SC Dismisses As Withdrawn Plea Seeking Compensation Plan For Kin Of All Covid19 Related Deaths/Casualties [Hashik Thayikandy V. UOI]The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking inter-alia, directions to the the Union & State Governments to formulate appropriate guidelines to provide adequate ex-gratia monetary compensation to the next of kind of all Indian citizens in covid19 related deaths/casualties. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Subhash Reddy & MR Shah remarked that each state had a different different policy. In this regard, the bench allowed petitioner to withdraw it.16. Rajasthan Politics : SC Dismisses Plea Challenging BSP-Congress Merger As Infructuous After Rajasthan HC Decision [Madan Dilawar V. Speaker, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly]The Supreme Court dismissed the case pertaining to the plea challenging Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi’s decision approving the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Indian National Congress (INC) as infructuous on the grounds that the Rajasthan HC had given a decision.Next Story
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