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Bombay HC verdict in Salman case wishy-washy, Maharashtra tells SC
New Delhi : The Maharashtra governent on Friday told the Supreme Court that the Bombay High Court verdict acquitting Bollywood star Salman Khan in the 2002 accident case was "wishy-washy" and sought its reversal.
 
As Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi took an apex court bench of Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice C. Nagappan through the details of the case and the proceedings before the trial court, the apex court said that since it was a matter of acquittal they will examine the evidence before deciding to issue notice to Salman Khan.
 
Assailing the high court verdict, Rohatgi told the apex court that its finding that Salman was not driving the vehicle at the time of the accident is suspicious. He also assailed the surfacing of Salman's driver in the case after a gap of 13 years. 
 
Asking Rohatgi to the apprise the court on the material in support of their plea for reversal of acquittal order, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing to February 12.
 
Salman Khan's counsel Kapil Sibal told the court to direct the summoning of the translated version of the trial court record in the case to the Supreme Court. 
 
The Supreme Court admitted in January Salman Khan's caveat, urging it to grant him a hearing before passing any order on the Maharashtra government's appeal in the 2002 accident case, in which one person was killed and four others were injured.
 
Salman Khan was found guilty by a sessions court on May 6, 2015 and convicted for, among others, culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and sentenced to five years in jail for the accident, in which one person was killed and four others injured.
 
However, on December 10, 2015, the Bombay High Court acquitted him of all charges and quashed the lower court verdict.
 
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Bapoo Malcolm

1 year ago

But then Salman's father did write poems in praise of Modi.

Kudankulam n-plant down due to steam leak
Chennai : The 1,000-MW nuclear power plant at Kudankulam stopped generation on Thursday night following a steam leak, Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO) said.
 
The unit was restarted only on January 30 after nearly seven months of maintenance shutdown.
 
According to POSOCO, the atomic power plant outage happened at around 8.35 p.m. due to steam leak in the secondary side.
 
On Thursday, the power generation touched the day's peak of 757 MW while the average generation for the day was 582 MW.
 
"A minor steam leak in the feed water system in turbine building from 14 mm impulse line is being attended," R.S. Sundar, site director at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) told IANS on Friday.
 
The unit is expected to restart operation on February 7.
 
India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is setting up two 1,000 MW atomic power plants at Kudankulam in Tirunelvelli district, around 650 km from here, at an outlay of over Rs.17,000 crore.
 
The first unit attained criticality, which is the beginning of the fission process, in July 2013.
 
Subsequently it was connected to the southern grid in October 2013.
 
However, commercial power generation began only on December 31, 2014.
 
The unit also experienced breakdowns after commercial production started.
 
The unit was shut down in June 2015 for 60 days for refuelling and annual maintenance in June 2015.
 
Operating at full capacity, the unit supplies power to Tamil Nadu (562.5 MW), Puducherry (33.5 MW), Kerala (133 MW), Karnataka (221 MW) and Andhra Pradesh (50 MW).
 
The NPCIL skipped several deadlines in restarting the first unit and finally on January 21, 2016 the reactor restarted the fission process and was connected to the southern grid on January 30.
 
According to the official position, the second 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam is expected to go critical, or start the fission process, for the first time sometime this year.
 
However, sources told IANS that the unit may go critical early next year.
 
The second unit has to get some parts from Russia as some of its components have been used in the first unit so that the latter could start operating fast.
 
The fuel has to be loaded into the second reactor.
 
A senior official in the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) recently told IANS that the results of the second unit's commissioning and inspection reports are being studied.
 
"After the reports are studied, AERB might lay down some conditions which have to be completed before NPCIL applies for the permission to load the fuel," he had said.
 
Meanwhile the AERB has given its nod for site preparation work for building the third and fourth units at Kudankulam. The two units would cost around Rs.40,000 crore.
 
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Plague of insensitivity is sweeping the planet (The Funny Side)
My friend watched the dinosaur movie "Jurassic World" in front of her pet bird so that the creature could remember when his kind ruled the earth. She was trying to be nice but I thought it was really insensitive.
 
The same friend once told me that she thought I was as "dumb as a box of rocks" while we were walking through an ornamental park. "Shh," I said, moving us away from the rockery. "They can hear you."
 
But, of course, there are no people on earth as insensitive as children. Child: "Can we have a bee hive on the balcony?" Me: "No. Mum's allergic to bee stings." Child: "Can we have one when she's dead?" Me: "I guess."
 
Now a question: if someone is two hours late for dinner and then complains that the food is overcooked, is it justifiable to dice him into cubes and lightly flash-fry him with cilantro as an extra meat dish?
 
I knew you'd say yes. I do this sort of thing a lot these days (identify acts of thoughtlessness, not flash-fry friends). Because it is clear that a massive epidemic of insensitivity is spreading around the world.
 
The most astonishing example came from a reader in China. A funeral company touting for business set up hundreds of fake gravestones bearing the names of (living) local residents in gold letters, the press there reported. Sales staff would show residents their names, saying: "Look! That could be you."
 
Residents were unimpressed to the point of apoplexy. The hard-sell morticians at the China Dragon Garden graveyard in the Beijing suburbs were eventually persuaded that their venture, though creative, scored 8.9 on the Richter insensitivity scale. Especially in a community where omens are taken as scientifically verified proof. Doctor: "You have three months to live." Patient: "My test results were that bad?" Doctor: "Your test results were fine, but you picked waiting ticket 44 and sat in the Unlucky Chair."
 
If you think about it, most disputes are due to thoughtlessness. In the paper was a story about a bid by organizers of a UK vegetable growing contest to attract more entries by allowing people to enter veggies bought at the local supermarket. They never thought about the vegetable growers, who were outraged. A cynical colleague reading over my shoulder (go away) said that everyone had probably been entering vegetables bought from supermarkets for years anyway.
 
He maintained that people today were over-considerate, and offered an example. Earlier this year, a university in the US state of Connecticut said it was promoting inclusiveness and invited applications from the "LBTTQQFAGPBDSM" communities. This apparently refers to every possible sexual preference, and caused much head-scratching. Please do not write in and tell me what each letter stands for. I treasure my innocence. Let children be children.
 
I concede that it may be possible to be too politically correct, but I still think it's good to be thoughtful. On the afternoon before writing this, my bird-owning friend declined an offer of ice cream because she said her teeth "were extremely sensitive these days". I replied: "Shh. They can hear you."
 
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Bapoo Malcolm

1 year ago

More of the same, please. It has always been my take that our country lacks a sense of humour .... never having outgrown the Johnny Walker type. The actor, not the real stuff.

And, more importantly, the more civilised a society, the more sophisticated its sense of humour. Where are we on THAT index?

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