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HC notice to Amitabh, Salman, Kareena and BCCI over IPL show

The PIL alleged that the entire IPL inaugural show, held at the YMCA grounds in Chennai on 3rd April was obscene and lascivious, appealing to prurient interest


Madurai: Madras High Court bench on Wednesday ordered notice to Indian cricket board chief N Srinivasan, Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor on a petition regarding alleged "uncensored and indecent" dance programmes during the IPL-V inaugural show in Chennai in April, reports PTI.
 
Justice A Selvam also ordered notice to Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla, American pop star Katy Perry, Australian cricketer and Chennai Super Kings member Douglas Bolinger and a Sony Set Max TV official.
 
Petitioner K Jebakumar, an advocate, alleged that the entire IPL inaugural show, held at the YMCA grounds in Chennai on 3rd April and attended by women and children also, was "obscene and lascivious, appealing to prurient interest." 
 
He sought a direction to the state Director General of Police to register a case on the basis of his complaint and take further action in accordance with law.
 
He claimed the inaugural programme was telecast live uncensored by Sony Set Max TV for BCCI and IPL. Photographs and video clippings of the show were published/telecast by newspapers and TV channels causing distraction to students who were taking examinations at that time, he contended.
 
The petitioner submitted the celebrities and dignitaries had committed offences under various IPC sections and also acts such as Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, Young Persons Harmful Publications Act, Foreigners Act.
 
When the petition came up for hearing, petitioner's counsel Peter Ramesh Kumar said despite a complaint lodged by his client with IGPs of Central and South Zone, no action had been taken on it.
 
"Why this inaction (on the complaint filed by the petitioner)?" the Judge asked and posted the case to 31st July.

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Rajkumar Singh

5 years ago

These are the tactics played for gaining publicity.

If it was an offence, why the court or the police did not take any cognizance of the purported crime, who are the enforcers of the laws and the authorities to deal with?

Because, they know that some body, hungry for publicity, will come to enable them to have a field day.

Why has only he petitioned for the same?

Because, it is a clear route for some one to come into limelight, and that is his only business!

Rajkumar Singh

5 years ago

These are the tactics played for gaining publicity.

If it was an offence, why the court or the police did not take any cognizance of the purported crime, who are the enforcers of the laws and the authorities to deal with?

Because, they know that some body, hungry for publicity, will come to enable them to have a field day.

Why has only he petitioned for the same?

Because, it is a clear route for some one to come into limelight, and that is his only business!

EGoM asks DoT to prepare set of reserve price and government revenue

DoT has been asked to prepare a matrix of various levels of reserve price and spectrum usage charge at every Rs1,000 crore difference in descending order and the impact that would have on tariffs for end-consumer


New Delhi: The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Wednesday asked the Department of Telecom (DoT) to prepare a matrix of reserve price of spectrum auction and its impact on tariffs and revenue to the government, reports PTI.
 
According to sources, DoT has been asked to prepare a matrix of various levels of reserve price and spectrum usage charge at every Rs1,000 crore difference in descending order and the impact that would have on tariffs for end-consumer and the revenue accrued to the government.
 
The same is to be presented to the EGoM in its next meeting, scheduled for 20th July.
 
Sectoral regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had recommended a minimum price of over Rs3,622 crore for auction of a single unit of spectrum amounting to over Rs18,000 crore for a pan-Indian operations in case of a new entrant.
 
The reconstituted EGoM, under Home Minister P Chidambaram, is also believed to have pushed the decision on staggered payment option for telecom operators.
 
On roll-out obligations, the EGoM cleared the proposal making it mandatory for operators, who will receive spectrum through auction, to cover 10% of Block Headquarters in three years, 20% in four years and 30% in five years.
 
For old operators, roll-out obligations would remain as per their licencing conditions, but the new clause will apply on them if they win spectrum in auction, sources said.

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HC asks pollution board to cut off power of errant electroplating units

The HC asked Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to cut electric supply of electroplating units which flout pollution norms  


Mumbai: In a crackdown on errant electroplating units, the Bombay High Court has directed officials of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and electric supply companies to visit the respective units which flout pollution norms and disconnect power supply, reports PTI.
 
"It goes without saying that once the electricity supply is disconnected, same cannot be restored without specific order of the authorised officer of the MPCB, in writing, to the concerned electricity company," observed Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Nitin Jamdar in a recent order.
 
Hearing a petition filed by Solomon Mordecai, the court had earlier allowed electric supply companies such as Tata Power, Reliance Energy and BEST to be joined as party respondents to ensure that the closure notices issued by MPCB are complied with by discontinuing power supply to such errant electroplating units.
 
Assistant government pleader JJ Saluja submitted that the representations made so far by the Association of electroplating units were for regularisation in the present site and not for relocating to an alternate place.
 
Counsel for the association said it would make another representation with a request for allotment of land for relocating the defaulting electroplating units.
 
The court, however, said such a representation be made within two weeks.

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Rajkumar Singh

5 years ago

Instead of the court asking the pollution board to cut the electric supply to errant electroplating units, why did the court not issue an order or direct the power supplier to cut it?

Because, they want to remain in their business and play with the sentiments and sufferings of the affected people, and keep piling up the cases for unending process?

Rajkumar Singh

5 years ago

Instead of the court asking the pollution board to cut the electric supply to errant electroplating units, why did the court not issue an order or direct the power supplier to cut it?

Because, they want to remain in their business and play with the sentiments and sufferings of the affected people, and keep piling up the cases for unending process?

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