[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

Six Donegal groups to share over €140,000 from Dormant Accounts Fund

first_imgNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Six Donegal groups to share over €140,000 from Dormant Accounts Fund Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Six community and voluntary groups in Donegal are to share over €140,000 in funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund.The COVID-19 Stability Funding is designed to support community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Once-off cash injections of between €2,000 and €200,000 are being awarded to qualifying organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society to help with short term cash flow issues being suffered due to the crisis.The successful applicants in Donegal are:Clonleigh Social Services CLG Services for Older Persons – €6,791Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair Teo Social services and supports to disadvantaged individuals and communities – €51,048The Exchange Inishowen CLG Health and Well-being Services €6,314Mevagh Family Resource Centre Family Support Services – €18,285St.Johnston/Carrigans Resource Group CLG Family Support Services – €22,701Cara House Family Resource Centre Company Limited By Guarantee Services for Older Persons – €39,082 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – July 27, 2020 Previous articleTwo motorists clocked travelling at whopping speeds in LetterkennyNext articleOisin Orr wins opener at Galway News Highland Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebooklast_img read more