Pendency Of Cases Under Animal/Forest Laws: Calcutta High Court Directs All Subordinate Courts To Proceed With Such Cases On ‘War-Footing’

first_imgNews UpdatesPendency Of Cases Under Animal/Forest Laws: Calcutta High Court Directs All Subordinate Courts To Proceed With Such Cases On ‘War-Footing’ Sparsh Upadhyay9 March 2021 1:57 AMShare This – xIn a significant move, the Calcutta High Court last week directed the Courts subordinate to it to expedite the adjudication of matters pending under different animal laws and forest laws. Significantly, the Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee remarked, “The judiciary should be prompt to ensure that all allegations of intrusion into the…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?LoginIn a significant move, the Calcutta High Court last week directed the Courts subordinate to it to expedite the adjudication of matters pending under different animal laws and forest laws. Significantly, the Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee remarked, “The judiciary should be prompt to ensure that all allegations of intrusion into the domain of the animals which result in allegations as to commission of offences gain prompt attention, requisite and timely adjudication.” The Court issued this direction to all the Courts subordinate to it, in view of the fact that presently, there are 1140 cases pending under the forest laws before the courts below. Thus, the Court directed all the subordinate courts where such matters are pending, to forthwith proceed on a war footing in all such matters. Importantly, the Court further added, “Since the victims in all those cases are not ‘State’ as is understood in the Constitution and the laws but primarily the animals who are voice-less creatures who cannot be represented before any adjudicating authority except by the duly authorised representative of the State Government.” Further, the Court directed the Registrar General to ensure that a circular following HC’s order is issued within a week requiring all courts below to proceed with an action in the direction indicated in the Court’s order. Alerting the courts below, the Court also added, “It is the required norms in terms of the Constitution and the law that except in exceptional situations, such cases shall not be adjourned and also to take requisite coercive steps for non-attendance.” The Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Headquarters, and Chief Wildlife Warden, West Bengal who was appearing before the Court, presented a report indicating the following concerns:- Though there is a legal cell in the department, they have a shortage of ground staff which is a great drawback in proper management of adequate policing in the forest through the forest guards. There are clear cases of illicit activities and even illicit trade in animals including birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes etc. In this backdrop, the Court pointed out that the very use of the word ‘warden’ in the nomenclature of the office of the wildlife warden and the chief wildlife warden clearly indicates the role of those officers as that of guardians of the animal wealth. With the aforesaid, the Court adjourned the matter to March 26, 2021 within which time, a further affidavit had been sought by the Court from the conservator of forests disclosing the volume of illegal activities in trade or otherwise affecting the animal wealth and further streamlining what could be suggested by the department. The Court has also left it open for the officers of the wildlife sector and the forest sector to place such suggestions which, according to them, will improve the forest management and the wildlife management in the State of West Bengal. Click Here To Download OrderRead 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

Exxon Mobil makes yet another oil discovery in Guyana

first_imgUS based oil giant, ExxonMobil has struck oil again this time at the Longtail-1 exploration well, making this the 8th successful discovery.In a press release ExxonMobil’s partner Hess Corp said this discovery creates the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block.“The Longtail discovery is in close proximity to the Turbot discovery southeast of the Liza field,” said Steve Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company. “Longtail drilling results are under evaluation. However, the combined estimated recoverable resources of Turbot and Longtail will exceed 500 million barrels of oil equivalent and will contribute to the evaluation of development options in this eastern portion of the block.”ExxonMobil is currently making plans to add a second exploration vessel offshore Guyana in addition to the Stena Carron drillship, bringing its total number of drillships on the Stabroek Block to three. The new vessel will operate in parallel to the Stena Carron to explore the block’s numerous high-value prospects.Guyana gained world attention in May last year, when ExxonMobil announced the discovery of more than 90 meters of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs about 120 miles off its coastline.last_img read more

World Cup preview: France vs Argentina

first_imgArgentina are looking to put their tricky World Cup start behind them against 1998 winners France in the last 16 on Saturday.A 1-1 draw with minnows Iceland and a humbling 3-0 defeat to Croatia left the 2014 finalists on the verge of elimination, but a 2-1 win over Nigeria saw Argentina through in second place.Jorge Sampaoli’s position was reportedly in doubt before that crucial Nigeria victory, but the Argentina coach is now looking forward to playing 1998 winners France in the last-16.”We are going to play against a team with great individual players,” Sampaoli said. “They are among the very best contenders and we will need to be very consistent to come out on top of a very difficult match.”After Argentina’s victory over Nigeria, Sampaoli headed to the dressing room without celebrating alongside his players, but Lionel Messi went over to hug his coach before he departed in a show of unity with the under-fire manager.”Leo’s gesture with me makes me proud. He knows all the passion I put into everything I do,” Sampaoli said. “We share the dream of coming to Russia to achieve something important for Argentina.” Much has been made of Messi’s influence on the Argentina side, but France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris rejected suggestions they were a one-man outfit.He said: “There is so much expectation around Messi, which I think is normal, but still I think the Argentina team has a lot to show.”They have had difficult times and still have been able to qualify. I am sure they will feel like going much further in the competition, they have won the World Cup before.”This is going to be a big match, and a difficult one, we are going to have to step up our level.”Team newsBenjamin Mendy will miss out for France through injury, having come off the bench in their dead rubber with Denmark last time out. There are no new concerns for Argentina, who could name the same side that beat Nigeria to qualify for the last-16.Opta stats France and Argentina will be facing each other for the 12th time. The South Americans hold the upper hand with six wins to two (D3), keeping a clean sheet in eight of their previous 11 encounters with the French.Argentina have won their two World Cup encounters with France, back in 1930 (1-0) and 1978 (2-1). On both occasions, they reached the final, losing it in 1930 and winning in 1978.The last South American team to beat France at the World Cup were Argentina in 1978. Since then, France are unbeaten in eight World Cup fixtures against CONMEBOL opposition (W4 D4).Argentina have gone past the first round for the 12th time in their last 13 World Cup appearances, the only exception coming in 2002. Their last four knockout games in the tournament have produced only three goals (2 goals for, 1 against).Since the introduction of the round of 16 in 1986, France have always made it past that stage whenever they’ve reached it (1986, 1998, 2006, 2014).Messi has never scored in the knockout stages of the World Cup: 666 minutes, 0 goals. He is the last Argentinean player to score against France, back in February 2009 in a friendly (2-0).Lionel Messi is the third Argentinian player to have scored in three different World Cup tournaments, alongside Diego Maradona (1982, 1986, 1994) and Gabriel Batistuta (1994, 1998, 2002).France’s Olivier Giroud has failed to score in his last 357 minutes at World Cup/Euro, his longest drought at major tournaments, with his last goal dating back to the Euro 2016 quarter-final against Iceland. He’s yet to register a shot on target at this year’s World Cup, having spent 200 minutes on the pitch. The will be live on Joy FM. See our live commentary schedule here —last_img read more


first_imgSoccer bosses will investigate claims that racist taunts were made against a young African boy at Swilly Park in Ramelton on Saturday last.The alleged incident happened at Swilly Park in Ramelton.The Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland will launch the inquiry into the behaviour of some fans at the Under 15 cup game between Swilly Rovers and Castlebar Celtic.Allegations have been made that disgusting monkey chants were made towards a 14 year old African-born boy playing for Castlebar. The incident is included in the referee’s report.The referee stopped the game momentarily and warned the small section of fans making the noises to stop.A number of prominent members of the Donegal Schoolboy League were also at the game.Swilly Rovers have so far not made an official comment on the alleged incident. The game was covered in the local media but the issue of the alleged racist taunts was not reported until earlier today.Schools FAI general secretary Martin O’Hanlon confirmed that the association is investigating the sickening incident.“We take something like this very seriously, but short of making an assessment, I can’t say anything. We have an allegation of racist taunting,” he said.The organisation is awaiting the referee’s report on the incident.“We have spoken to football people, not the boy, people have rang us about it,” said Mr O’Hanlon. The teenager’s coach has said there were very clear monkey chants coming from one section of the crowd “every time he touched the ball”.Swilly Rovers eventually won the game 2-1 after extra-time.SWILLY ROVERS TO BE INVESTIGATED AFTER RACIST TAUNTS CLAIM was last modified: March 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RACIST TAUNTSRameltonSFAISWILLY PARKswilly roverslast_img read more