[India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway] SC Stays Ongoing Proceedings Before Manipur HC; Clears Impediment In Highway Construction

first_imgTop Stories[India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway] SC Stays Ongoing Proceedings Before Manipur HC; Clears Impediment In Highway Construction Sanya Talwar30 July 2020 9:47 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court recently stayed proceedings initiated by the defaulting Contractor in the Trilateral Highway Project between India, Manipur & Thailand before Manipur High Court.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobe, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun issued notice on a plea filed by the Ministry of External Affair, also seeking a stay on the ongoing proceedings before the Manipur…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court recently stayed proceedings initiated by the defaulting Contractor in the Trilateral Highway Project between India, Manipur & Thailand before Manipur High Court.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobe, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun issued notice on a plea filed by the Ministry of External Affair, also seeking a stay on the ongoing proceedings before the Manipur High Court [in Niraj Cement Structurals Ltd. V. Union of India WA 17/2019] which had hauled up the project for construction of the road project connecting Manipur to Thailand. With a stay on the High Court proceedings, the CJI-led bench has freed a significant barricade in the culmination from a Trilateral Highway Connectivity venture between India, Myanmar, and Thailand.After India signed an agreement with Myanmar in 2016 under the “Act East Policy”, one of the aspects of which included construction of the highway which will run from Moreh in Manipur through Tamu in Myanmar to Mae-Sot in Thailand, a contract was signed between the Centre and a Contractor Niraj Cement Structurals Limited and Manipur Tribal Development Corporation Limited in November 2017.The Centre terminated its contract on December 2018 with the Contractor Niraj Cement due to impending delays. This led to a litigation battle initiated by Niraj Cement in 2019, with Niraj Cement challenging the order of termination. This has been pending before a division bench of Manipur High Court of Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar & Justice Lanungsunkum Jamir. It was this proceeding which the CJI led bench stayed on July 28, paving the way for the project.Attorney General KK Venugopal appeared on behalf of the Union and apprised the court of the ongoing litigation before Manipur High Court, reiterating that the Contractor had recourse to arbitration vis-à-vis the contractual agreement and that the Manipur High Court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case as the Contract was signed between parties in New Delhi. Further to this, the impending litigation was causing roadblocks, not only in the project which was sought to be completed by November 2020 but also tinkering with bilateral relations with neighbours.In this backdrop, Court ordered,”Issue notice returnable within two weeks. There shall be an interim stay of the proceedings pending before the High Court in the meantime.”The last hearing in Manipur HC took place on March 3, 2020. Click Here To Download OrderSubscribe 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

Wave Energy Scotland hires PTO technical experts

first_imgWave Energy Scotland (WES) has appointed two experts for independent assessment of the projects that will proceed to the next stage of its power take-off (PTO) development program.WES hired Uaine Gorm Power Associates, and Paul Vigars, as external experts to assist the organization in the stage-gate process for PTO stage 2 projects that will compete to progress to the stage 3.The newly sourced experts will read and independently evaluate a number of applications, covering both technical and commercial elements in accordance with the guidance provided by WES.A visit to contractors will also be undertaken to ensure familiarity with the technology, team and project aims, WES said.It is anticipated that applications for the stage-gate will be open in mid-October 2017 with completed applications being returned in December 2017, according to WES.The process will be similar to stage-gates previously run by WES, where projects are assessed on the basis of responses to an application form covering results from stage 2 and plans for stage 3.“To ensure adequate technical expertise is available during the assessment of stage-gate applications, WES have appointed two suitably qualified and experienced individuals who can provide independent, impartial expert advice,” WES said in a contract award notice.This stage-gate review is part of WES’ first call for secondary energy conversion technologies or power-take off systems, which closed on May 22, 2015.The call took the form of a three-stage program, and the process to move from one stage within the process on to the next is known as the stage-gate process.last_img read more

Complaints against Cyfs upheld, but panel faces change

first_imgNZ Herald 24 oct 2012Despite success by complainants, system has been criticised for being too slow to act. An advisory panel set up in 2008 to hear complaints against child protection services has at least partly upheld 33 of the first 40 cases it has heard. The panel, which advises the Social Development Ministry chief executive, may soon be replaced by an independent authority after a review by former Police Commissioner Howard Broad, announced this month. Panel members upheld 12 complaints in full and another 21 in part. Only seven complaints were not upheld. It has paid compensation to eight families totalling $75,000. But Greymouth advocate Graeme Axford, who obtained the data under the Official Information Act, said the panel’s processes were too slow and it was still not genuinely independent. “By the time you have been to the end of the complaints process, yes 80 per cent have been upheld, but it’s too late because you can’t retrospectively fix the issues that led you to have to go there, so it’s really like a slap on the hand with a wet bus ticket,” he said.Wanganui caregivers Angela and Grant Rogerson were awarded $10,000 compensation for not getting adequate support from Child, Youth and Family Services during a four-year campaign against them by a mother whose two children Cyfs had placed in their care. They were awarded another $5000 for breach of privacy when Cyfs gave the mother documents detailing unproven allegations against them. But Mrs Rogerson said the mother’s campaign cost them $700,000 by driving customers away from Mr Rogerson’s computer business, forcing him to close the business after 20 years. Mrs Rogerson also had to give up her job managing a motel and stopped working as a caregiver. A central North Island grandmother was awarded $7500 compensation after a three-year struggle to get legal care of her grandson, but is appealing to the Ombudsman because she had to give up her job and move to the South Island, where her grandson lived. Her daughter, the boy’s mother, lived with a partner who assaulted the boy. “When I first got my grandson I was told he was not allowed to see my daughter,” she said. “How are you supposed to have a relationship with your daughter and your grandson when they are not even allowed to see each other?”Family First director Bob McCoskrie said the Government should create a genuinely independent Cyfs complaints authority immediately, without awaiting Mr Broad’s report. “The evidence shows that Cyfs is making mistakes,” he said.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10842434last_img read more

Lapuz man, 80, WV’s 12th COVID-19 death

first_imgBACOLOD City – An 80-year-old man from Barangay Bo. Obrero, Lapuz district became the 12th person in Western Visayas  succumbed to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “I was informed today by a family member that the patient was cremated immediately,” Juanico said. * Iloilo province – four * Repatriated overseas worker – one (from Anilao, Iloilo) He died last July 7 – a week before he was found positive for the viral illness, according to Jane Juanico, head of the Infectious Disease Section of the DOH-6. Here’s the breakdown of COVID-19 deaths in Region 6 as of Wednesday: “He was immediately brought to one of our COVID-referral facility,”Juanico said. * Bacolod City – three She added that the patient had swab specimen taken last July 6, but died the following day. It was not stated if the casualty had any underlying condition. * Iloilo City – two The number of deaths was relatively low in terms of the 679 recorded COVID-19 cases in Western Visayas, which is comprised of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental provinces as well as the highly urbanized cities of Iloilo and Bacolod. The Patient No. 679 was part of the 77 new COVID-19 confirmed cases that the Department of Health Region (DOH) 6 reported Wednesday, bringing to 688 the region’s tally.  The elderly man started to manifest symptoms like fever on July 3 and eventually had loose bowel movement and shortness of breath. The latest data also revealed 22 new recoveries./PN * Capiz – twolast_img read more

Transfer Talk: Yakubu still at Maritzburg

first_imgMaritzburg United are still to conclude the deal of Yakubu Mohammed despite the Ghana striker appearing to have already settled in at the club.United have also invited Nigerian forward Dele Olorundane for an assessment.Mohammed was initially linked with a move to Orlando Pirates but that deal fell through due to fitness issues after coach Roger de Sa told KickOff.com that he only lasted just 30 minutes in his first training session with Bucs.He has now found himself chasing a contract at Maritzburg while Olorundane – currently playing for Sunshine Stars – is also due for a trial within the next couple of days.Farook Kadodia, the Maritzburg boss, says they are still yet to complete the signing of Mohammed and are also expecting Olorundane next week.“Not yet,” says Kadodia when asked about if Mohammed has signed. “He is still training and we will see how things go this weekend,” he says.Mohammed has been playing his football at Ashanti Gold where he still has a contract.Though Kadodia says they are yet to complete the signing of the Ghana forward word from the club’s training ground is that Mohammed has looked the part in being the club’s number 9 going into the new season.last_img read more

Josh Hart, Lakers top Clippers to reach NBA Summer League quarterfinals

first_imgLAS VEGAS — There’s no debating it. The Lakers are on a heater in Sin City.Second-year guard Josh Hart continued his torrid pace with 20 points and rookie Svi Mykhailiuk added 15 as the Lakers defeated the Clippers 82-69 in a second-round game of the NBA Summer League playoffs on Thursday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.The top-seeded Lakers (4-0), who won the tournament a year ago, extended their Las Vegas winning streak to 10 games, two short of the record set by the Golden State Warriors in 2012-13. The Lakers will meet the winner of Saturday’s Chicago-Detroit game in a quarterfinal on Sunday at 1 p.m. The semifinals are Monday and the championship game is Tuesday.The Lakers were in control from the outset, leading by as many as 18 points in the third quarter and by double-digits for most of the second half. The Clippers shot poorly all night (35.8 percent from the field, 22.2 percent from 3-point range), but were especially bad in the first quarter (3 for 17). The Lakers, who shot 44.6 percent overall and 31.2 percent from the arc, held the Clippers to 12 points in the opening quarter of each half. Hart missed five of his first six shots, but the tourney MVP candidate heated up after that. He made several driving layups and a couple of pick-and-roll 3-pointers and finished 7 for 16 from the field. He added six rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots to his game-high point total. Through four games, Hart is averaging 22.5 points while shooting 46 percent from the field and 42.4 percent from 3-point range.Mykhailiuk, who was 5 for 7 from the field, added four assists and three rebounds. Alex Caruso had eight points and seven assists and Jeff Ayres, who started in place of injured rookie big man Moe Wagner, contributed 10 points, six rebounds in 16 minutes. Wagner is out for the rest of the tournament with a leg contusion.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson, the Clippers’ first-round draft picks last month, were held out for rest. Sindarius Thornwell and Desi Rodriguez led the Clippers (2-3) with 17 points apiece. Rodriguez added three rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting, while Thornwell had four rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots on 5-of-17 shooting. Reggie Upshaw had seven points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.The Clippers next face the Atlanta Hawks (2-3) in a consolation game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Thomas & Mack. 🎥 @moritz_weasley talks to @LakersReporter about his knee injury, and his first NBA Summer League pic.twitter.com/svzwRYRl3a— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2018 🎥 Svi Mykhailiuk gives his own perspective on the step-back J that had everybody talking. pic.twitter.com/V7xZvoqLly— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2018 🎥 Miles Simon talks about Josh Hart and Svi Mykhailiuk providing strong performances in the Summer League tournament opener. pic.twitter.com/wDHHudpWpM— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2018center_img 🎥 Johnathan Williams discusses how the Lakers’ defense has been so dominant this summer. pic.twitter.com/oF0OchahsU— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2018 🎥 Josh Hart gives some props to his teammates, including Svi Mykhailiuk’s filthy step-back. pic.twitter.com/eyRjDpEJx4— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant nearing NBA all-time record in missed shots

first_imgA trend has emerged that highlights Kobe Bryant’s longevity, prolific play and main weakness. When the Lakers (1-5) visit the Memphis Grizzlies (5-1) Tuesday night at FedEx Forum, Bryant will only need to miss 13 more shots to set the NBA’s all-time leader in total misses. Former Celtics great John Havlicek currently owns the record with 13,417 missed shots in 1,270 games, while Bryant has missed 13,405 shots in 1,251 appearances. The blessing involving Bryant: his five NBA championships and fourth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list show his high-volume shooting approach has mostly worked through 19 seasons. The curse involving Bryant: his non-stop shooting has created offensive imbalance either through his own impatience or because teammates have deferred to him. Not that this surprises Lakers coach Byron Scott, who mentored Bryant during his rookie season when he hoisted three consecutive airballs in the Lakers’ playoff loss to Utah. “I just wanted to throw a little shot at him,” Davis said. “I know he’s coming for me eventually, though.”Davis has also attracted attention this season for other reasons. Davis has averaged 10.3 points on a 71.1 percent clip from the field and 6.8 rebounds in 22.7 minutes off the bench. The Lakers signed Davis this summer to a two-year deal after he played in Memphis last season behind a flooded frontcourt that included Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.“It’s definitely a lot of motivation going back there because they gave up on me,” Davis said. “It is a team that I definitely want to get a win against.”Injury updateLakers forward Nick Young had his cast removed on Monday from his surgically repaired right thumb. Scott hopes he can begin full-contact practicing next week …. Lakers forward Ryan Kelly will travel with the team for games against Memphis (Tuesday) and New Orleans (Wednesday), though it is unclear if he will play after nursing a sore right hamstring in the past week. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “We knew about him at that time … that it was going to make him stronger,” Scott said. “It did. He’s come back with a vengeance.”The current Lakers have tried to strike the balance between relying on Bryant’s heroics and ensuring the burden does not rest on his scoring. After playing in only six games last season with injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left knee, Bryant has averaged 26.5 points, which ranks second best in the NBA behind Golden State’s Steph Curry (27.7 points per game). But Bryant has also shot a career-low 39.5 percent from the field. “He still believes he can be the best player in the league every time he steps on the court,” Lakers forward Carlos Boozer said. “A lot of nights he shows that. You’ve got to give him a lot of credit because it’s hard to do. Kobe makes shots that most guys couldn’t even think about doing. That’s why fans come every night. You might see him do something that night that you’ll never see again in your life. He’s worth the admission price.”Revenge gameLakers forward Ed Davis sparked immediate attention after offering some vulgar words on Twitter for TNT analyst Charles Barkley, who vowed to fast until the Lakers won a game. last_img read more