‘Minor Girl Sold To A Family In Rajasthan’: Tripura HC Closes Suo Moto PIL Based On ‘Positive Stands’ Taken By The Authorities [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Minor Girl Sold To A Family In Rajasthan’: Tripura HC Closes Suo Moto PIL Based On ‘Positive Stands’ Taken By The Authorities [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 July 2020 11:21 PMShare This – xThe Tripura High Court on Friday closed the suo-moto PIL registered against the plight of a minor girl aged about 14 years, native of North Tripura, who was sold to a family in Rajasthan due to abject poverty of her family. The division comprised of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S Talapatra has disposed of the PIL after it was informed that the 14-yr-old was brought back…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 Tripura High Court on Friday closed the suo-moto PIL registered against the plight of a minor girl aged about 14 years, native of North Tripura, who was sold to a family in Rajasthan due to abject poverty of her family. The division comprised of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S Talapatra has disposed of the PIL after it was informed that the 14-yr-old was brought back to Tripura, with liberty to the all the concerned authorities to make an application in case any interference is required by the Court in similar cases. The bench noted that the authorities had swung into action and were taking positive steps to remedy similar cases. The National Commission for Child Protections had informed the Court that four minors from Tripura were found struggling in the state of Uttar Pradesh and efforts were being made to bring them back. Based on the assurance the division bench observed, “We are sure the concerned agencies including the State Government, State Commission for Child Protection, National Commission as well as the State Legal Services Authority shall perform their statutory duty in ensuring that if there are any such similar cases arising from the State of Tripura, the minors would be brought back to the State as soon as possible and attempt would be made to reunite them with their families. It would thus appear that this Public Interest petition has served its purpose. We would close the Public Interest petition with above observations. ” It clarified, “However, at any stage, any of the above referred agencies or any other State or statutory authority requires any intervention from the Court for the purpose of ensuring release of any minors who may be languishing outside the State under similar circumstances, it would be open for the concerned agency to make an application in this Public Interest petition which the Court would consider in accordance with law.” So far as the 14-yr-old girl in the present case is concerned, the Court was informed on the previous date of hearing that the girl was sexually abused, was carrying a pregnancy of about two and half months and had tested for Covid-19. On Friday it was informed that her widowed mother was reluctant to take her back. In view of these circumstances, the Court has asked the State Legal Services Authority to explore such provisions/ schemes where the girl or her family may be entitled to compensation, either lumpsum or periodic. “The State Legal Services Authority in conjunction with the State Commission for Child Protection shall continue the efforts to reunite the girl with her family. In our view that would be the best possible scenario for the girl. The said Legal Services Authority shall also explore if there are any schemes for payment of periodic or lump sum compensation to the victims in such cases. If there is any such scheme, efforts would be made to ensure that the girl and/or her family receives the benefits of such scheme. If there is a possibility of payment of ex gratia compensation from the funds of the State Legal Authority, the same may also be explored,” the bench ordered. Case Details: Case Title: Court on its own motion v. State of Tripura & Ors. Case No.: WP(C)(PIL) No.6/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S Talapatra Appearance: Govt. Advocate Debalaya Bhattacharjee and Advocates CS Sinha, P Dhar, Kohinoor Narayan Bhattachayya, Arijit Bhowmik, Anindita Pujari and Swarupa Chisim (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

MLB, MLBPA eyeing video cutback to combat sign-stealing, report says

first_imgFAGAN: Players must speak out to stop cheating in real timePlayers watch video in the clubhouse during games to analyze swings and pitches. The ’17 and ’18 Astros used video technology to intercept opposing catchers’ signs, decode them in real time and then deliver them to hitters through various methods, in violation of MLB rules.Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal that players have been discussing ways to possibly curtail video use.”We need to come up with rules now that limit how many cameras we can have on the field, how much replay we can actually have,” Scherzer told Ken Rosenthal. “We’re trying to decide how much access players should have to that during the game.” Scherzer is the Nationals’ player representative and a member of the players association’s executive subcomittee.Houston’s sign-stealing scheme also relied on an Excel program named “Codebreaker,” which employed an algorithm to discover patterns of signs in real time. Algorithms are another area of discussion between baseball and the players, according to Scherzer.MORE: Former Astros manager Hinch answers five key questions”We’re trying to come up with ways — (whether) punishments need to be in place for that or whatnot, what kind of rules need to be in place to get the algorithms out of the game as well, and try to just get it back to baseball,” Scherzer told Rosenthal in an interview that aired on MLB Network.MLB players are angry with the Astros for their cheating, and many of them believe the team has never stopped flouting the rules even though MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said last month that Houston ended its relaying of signs during the 2018 season. There are allegations Astros hitters last year received signs via buzzers that were taped to their bodies and worn under their jerseys. MLB and the MLB Players Association are working to devise rules that will limit the availability of in-game video to players and thus reduce the risk of electronic sign-stealing, The Athletic reported Friday night (subscription required).The sides want those rules in place before Opening Day as part of their reaction to the Astros using video illegally to steal signs in 2017 and 2018, the report said. MORE: MLB players rip Astros for sign-stealing schemeHouston shortstop Carlos Correa denied that happened, and MLB has said it found no evidence buzzers were used.Members of the Astros’ 2017 World Series championship team have used the first few days of spring training to apologize for their actions, but opposing players consider most of those apologies inadequate. Astros team owner Jim Crane said at a press conference Thursday that the team’s sign-stealing “didn’t impact the game.” Opposing players reject that position outright.last_img read more

Reynolds set for eighth Home Internationals appearance at County Down

first_img16 Sep 2013 Reynolds set for eighth Home Internationals appearance at County Down Chris Reynolds (Littlestone, Kent) will make an impressive eighth successive appearance in the Seniors Home Internationals when he lines up in the England squad at Royal County Down on 24th – 27th September. Reynolds (image copyright Tom Ward Photography) will be joined by five members of the team that won bronze medals in the recent European Seniors Men’s Team Championship in Hungary plus John Ambridge (Moor Park, Hertfordshire) when England defend the title at the famous course in Northern Ireland. The five from the European Championship are Charlie Banks (Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire), Tyrone Carter (Stevenage, Hertfordshire), Richard Latham (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire), Richard Partridge (Wildernesse, Kent) and Andrew Stracey (Denham, BB&O). Reynolds made his initial Seniors Home Internationals appearance at Dunbar in 2006 and when the 62 year old tees off at Royal County Down he will have played the round robin event twice in each of the Home nations. The Kent man won the English Seniors Championship in 2009, has been runner-up three times, was second in the British Seniors in 2008, has represented England in the European Senior Men’s Team Championship on five occasions and four times been a member of Kent’s victorious Seniors County Championship squad. Ambridge, a long-serving Hertfordshire player and three times its county champion, made his England senior debut in last year’s European Seniors Team Championships in Portugal. He was also a member of the side that regained the Seniors Home Internationals in Wales a year ago and helped Hertfordshire win the Senior County Championship at Heworth last year. Banks, an England international 30 years ago and the English Mid Amateur champion three years in a row, 1995-97, won the Scottish Seniors title in 2011 and has played in the last two Seniors Home Internationals. He finished equal seventh in this year’s English Seniors and third in last weekend’s Senior County Champions Tournament at Woodhall Spa. Carter also became a senior international in last year’s European Senior Men’s Team Championships in Portugal, played in last year’s Seniors Home Internationals in Wales, was another member of the victorious Hertfordshire team in the Senior County Championship and finished equal seventh in this year’s English Seniors Championship in Bristol. Latham has been an immediate success in his first year as a senior. He won the English Seniors title just three weeks after his 55th birthday, then collected the Scottish and Lincolnshire Senior Championships and emerged with a 100% record on his international debut for England in the recent European Senior Men’s Team Championships in Hungary. Runner-up in last weekend’s Senior County Champions Tournament, he currently heads the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Seniors Order of Merit and this will be his debut in the Senior Home Internationals. Partridge is another virtual newcomer to the senior ranks and is currently third on the Seniors Order of Merit. He finished runner-up in the Scottish Seniors, equal 11th in the British Seniors and made his international debut in the European Senior Men’s Team Championships in Hungary. Stracey, currently second on the Seniors Order or Merit, will be making his fourth appearance in the Seniors Home Internationals having made his England debut in the 2009 European Senior Men’s Team Championships. Winner of the Welsh Seniors title for the past two years and runner-up in 2010, he won the Irish Seniors in 2009, finished runner-up to Reynolds in the English Seniors that year and was twice a winner of the Seniors County Championship with Kent before switching to BB&O. England regained the Home Internationals last year after Ireland had been champions for the previous four years. However, the Irish won the European Seniors title in Hungary and will be the team to beat at Royal County Down.last_img read more

Golf-crazy Cameron wins Hero’s Handshake award

first_img Cameron Fincher has rubbed shoulders with ex-footballers, TV celebs and even a former Prime Minister in the past few months.But the winner of the Hero’s handshake award for October is never happier than when on his local course at Kings Hill in Kent chipping and putting away to his heart’s content.He attends coaching sessions at his own club and also at Leeds Castle and this year claimed the title as World Crazy Golf champion during a fun event in Hastings.However, all that seemed a pipe-dream after he fell ill in 2018.Young Cameron has just celebrated his 10th birthday – and it was a party dad Dave, mum Debbie and twin sister Megan were happy to share with him.Some 18 months ago Cameron’s life and that of his family was turned upside down when he took ill and was rushed to hospital before being placed in a High Dependency Unit.Doctors eventually diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes and after a harrowing few days, Cameron’s strength of character helped to pull him through.When nurses started to explain the details of his illness, Cameron’s first thoughts were could he keep playing and how quickly could he return to golf?After building up his fitness, regaining his strength and re-discovering his confidence, Cameron is now back playing the sport he loves.As well as coping with his illness and getting back into golf, Cameron has found time to raise awareness and funds for the JDRF charity (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).Along with devoted sister Megan he ran a 5k race in the summer and posts regularly on social media to highlight the charity.After receiving the award, Cameron said: “It was nice to be told that I have inspired some people with my attitude towards golf and I felt really happy and surprised to have been chosen for the award.“I think golf is the best game ever and more people should try it. You can’t always win but you can always have fun.”Cameron had no idea he was going to receive the award when he rolled up at his golf club on Sunday.“He is just mad on golf, completely obsessed” admitted mum Debbie.“His illness really set him back quite a bit. He lost a lot of weight and his confidence and we’ve slowly built him back up.“He was blue-lighted to hospital and we very nearly lost him. But he showed courage to battle through.“The day after he was released from hospital he did want to go to the putting green but it’s been a gradual process.“From the age of five he was hooked on golf and played in a number of ‘Wee Wonders’ events even travelling to Scotland to play in them.“Now we’ve had to ease him back into it again.“His dad took him to the “Growing Golf” academy at the club and soon he was going out with a few of the other lads after the session ended to enjoy nine holes.“That helped him regain his self-belief. The social aspect to golf has been a really big factor in helping him make a recovery.”Because of his zest for life and his selflessness in looking to help other who are have diabetes, Cameron has developed a real link to the JDRF charity.He was invited along to a pro-celebrity golf day at Woking GC where he met former England star Trevor Brooking and ex-Eastenders actor Jonny Labey.And he even made it to 10 Downing Street with a group of youngsters representing the JDRF charity to meet former PM Theresa May who is herself diabetic.Mark Trow, PGA pro at Kings Hill, helped re-introduce Cameron to golf and is thrilled at the lad’s progress.“He’s a really nice kid and a good golfer. I think he would play golf every day if he could!” said Trow.“I’ve known him now for a year.  His dad brought him along to our “Growing Golf” academy for an introductory session.“Cameron had played quite a lot before he was diagnosed but stopped and was just getting back into it again.“But he clearly had ability and that was soon identified. He also mixes really well with all the others and always has a smile on his face.“Of course, he has to make sure he monitors his blood sugar levels while playing, but he does it in such a way that I’m sure most of the others don’t even realise he has diabetes.“For me he’s a real inspirational lad – someone who shows you how much he loves the game and doesn’t let anything stand in his way.“He also loves his crazy golf and that’s great to see – we’re all for kids enjoying themselves playing any form of golf.”Cameron picked up his award yesterday from Izzy Lush of the Young Ambassadors programme after his family managed to keep news of the ceremony a complete secret.“We’re all so proud of him and his sister is like his minder – she is always keeping an eye on him because of what happened,” added mum Debbie.“It was great to share this award with all the family present.” 21 Oct 2019 Golf-crazy Cameron wins Hero’s Handshake award Tags: Hero’s Handshakelast_img read more