Will first decide on Centre’s preliminary objections: SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said it will first decide on the preliminary objections raised by the Centre that the documents on which it was claiming “privilege” cannot be relied upon to re-examine the verdict in the Rafale fighter jet deal with France. “Only after we decide the preliminary objection raised by the Centre, we will go into other aspect of the review petitions,” said a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph said that “only if we overrule the preliminary objection, we will go into other details”. At the outset, Attorney General K K Venugopal, claimed privilege over documents pertaining to the Rafale fighter jet deal with France and said those documents cannot be considered in evidence as per Section 123 of the Indian Evidence Act. He contended that no one can produce them in the court without the permission of the department concerned as those documents are also protected under the Official Secrets Act and there disclosure is exempted under the Right to Information Act as per Section 8(1)(a). The Centre objected to the admissibility of those documents annexed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie as also activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan in their review petition against the apex court’s December 14 judgement dismissing all petitions against the Rafale jet deal. Bhushan said the Centre’s objections were “mala fide and totally untenable arguments”. The bench said that “argument on the preliminary issue and the claim of privilege raised by the Government of India is reserved”. It noted further that according to the AG’s submissions “there are three Rafale documents whose publication comes under Official Secrets Act, 1923. These documents were unauthorisedly published. You claim privilege under section 123 of Evidence Act. You want us to adjudicate and strike down the review on this basis”. After the submission of Venugopal, the bench asked Bhushan, who was appearing for Sinha, Shourie and himself, that he has the right to reply in writing to the affidavit filed by the Centre on Wednesday.last_img read more

Azam Khan has crossed his limits: Jaya Prada on remarks made against her

first_imgLucknow: Hitting out at senior SP leader Azam Khan for his derogatory remarks on her, BJP’s Rampur Lok Sabha seat candidate Jaya Prada, Monday said he has transgressed the ‘lakshman rekha’ and is no longer her brother. Khan, without taking names, on Sunday had said it took “you 17 years to understand her reality” but, “I could recognise it in 17 days that she wears a khaki underwear”. The BJP claimed that the comment was made against Prada, who is fighting the Lok Sabha polls against the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “(He has) crossed the lakshman rekhaa (his limits) this time. He is no longer a brother to me. I had considered him as my brother and tolerated everything, but now I cannot tolerate (this),” she told reporters in Rampur. The actor-turned-politician also said the people will give an answer as people respect women. “What is this man doing? Does he have the right to contest polls? I appeal to the Election Commission that he should not be allowed to contest the polls, he is not eligible to contest the polls,” she said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Khan had told a an election rally in Rampur, “… you got represented (by her) for 10 years.” “People of Rampur, people of Uttar Pradesh and people of India, it took you 17 years to understand her reality. But, I could recognise it in 17 days that she wears a khaki underwear, he had said. The video of Khan’s purported speech was also doing the rounds on various social media platform. Seeking an answer from SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Prada said, “I am asking Akihlesh, whether you will allow such a person to contest the polls. Shame. He (Khan) should be expelled.” Rampur goes to polls in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 23. Prada also cited a Sanskrit shloka and said that “a family in which women are revered or given due respect, that family is blessed with divine qualities, divine food and children, and a family in which women are not revered, all their work bears no result”. Taking note of news reports, the National Commission for Women Monday strongly condemned the “extremely derogatory” remarks made by SP leader Khan against Prada and issued a show cause notice to him.last_img read more

Bayern chairman rules out Messi bid

first_imgBERLIN – Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out bidding for superstar Lionel Messi, who has a buyout clause worth 250 million euros ($338.5 million) in his Barcelona contract.“We are talking about simply absurd figures, a transfer fee that is even higher than what we spent on Javi Martinez. We won’t go there,” Rummenigge told German Sky Sports.“Barcelona’s president Sandro Rosell is an old friend and I know they would never sell Messi. He is a saint at Barcelona. “And I think it would be in Messi’s best interest to stay at Barcelona. He fits in perfectly there.”Rumours of a Bayern bid for Messi, which would see the Argentinian link up with his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, have been circulating in Germany.The Bavarians could probably afford the enormous sum. A fortnight ago Bayern revealed they had posted a record 432.8 million euros in sales during last season’s campaign.They became the first German club to claim the treble when they won the Champions League, a 23rd German championship and the DFB Cup.But even Bayern coach Guardiola has said his former protege is at the right club.“Would I sign Messi? No, no! Barcelona is the best place for him,” Guardiola is reported to have said.Bayern won 3-0 at German rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, in a repeat of May’s Champions League final, and are four points clear in the Bundesliga having already reached the knock-out phase in Europe.last_img read more

Tah reacts to Germany World Cup snub

first_imgGermany defender Jonathan Tah admits that Joachim Low’s decision to not include him in the final 23-man squad for Germany has been hard for him to accept, but he has wished his teammates the best for the World CupThe 22-year-old joins fellow young star Leroy Sane in being omitted from Germany’s World Cup.Bayern Munich defenders Jérôme Boateng, Mats Hummels, Niklas Süle and Joshua Kimmich were selected over Tah.The Bayer Leverkusen player made his debut for Die Mannschaft in March 2016 in a friendly against England, but has only earned two more caps since and has frequently been used in the youth teams instead.Tah, who is widely regarded as the successor to Jérôme Boateng in Germany, nevertheless took the disappointing news well.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Of course it’s hard for me & I’m disappointed not to go. The World Cup is a dream for every footballer. I still enjoyed every second of the training camp & I just take the positives with me! I wish you all a great tournament !! Get the title back” he wrote on Twitter.Natürlich ist es hart für mich & ich bin enttäuscht, nicht mit zu fahren. Die WM ist für jeden Fussballer ein Traum. Habe trotzdem jede Sekunde im Camp genossen & nehme nur das Positive mit! wünsche allen von Herzen ein super Turnier!! Holt den Titel wieder nach D???????? pic.twitter.com/FEEEbXfPcj— Jonathan Tah (@jonatah) June 5, 2018Tah joins his Leverkusen teammate Bernd Leno on the omission list for Germany.last_img read more

Schalke director defends clubs transfer activity

first_imgSchalke 04 sporting director Christian Heidel insists their summer transfer activity cannot be held culpable for the club’s poor start to the seasonLast season’s Bundesliga runners-up total expenditure in the summer came to €52,7m after signing the likes of Sebastian Rudy, Suat Serdar and Omar Mascarell.However, Schalke have only managed two wins in their opening nine league games and find themselves 15th and just one place above the relegation play-off spot.But Heidel is adamant that the new recruits were money well spent.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Before the season, we were praised to the skies for our new signings. The assessment in the media and the public opinion change rapidly,” Heidel told Ruhr Nachrichten.“16 out of the 18 Bundesliga clubs probably wanted to sign Omar Mascarell, Mark Uth and Salif Sané in the summer. We are convinced that our team is stronger than last season.”Although Schalke did claim a rare win on Wednesday after beating 1.FC Köln 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out following their 1-1 draw in the DFB-Pokal Cup.last_img read more

Gabbiadini on Sampdoria return I didnt give it a seconds thought

first_imgItalian striker Manolo Gabbiadini revealed that rejoining Sampdoria was an easy decision after completing his transfer from Southampton last weekGabbiadini decided to end his two-year stay at St Mary’s this month after making just four starts in the Premier League for Southampton this season.Although the 27-year-old did enjoy some highs in his short stay in England with his most notable feat coming in the 2017 EFL Cup final, where he scored twice against Manchester United in a 3-2 defeat for Southampton.Now Gabbiadini has returned to Sampdoria, who he played for between 2013 to 2015 before leaving for Napoli, and is looking forward to his second spell in Liguria.“The Premier League is a unique League,” Gabbiadini told Il Secolo XIX.“It a positive experience, which let me grow, and I’d do it again, but it went so-so for me.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“What will stay with me? Several things. I scored twice in the 2017 [League] Cup Final and scored the goal that kept us up last season.“Let’s say I was always there whenever I was needed most over the last two years and I still have a wonderful relationship with their fans. They used to chant ‘Lamborghini-Gabbiadini’.“When you leave somewhere, you don’t think about going back and just think about where you’re going next.“However, I left Samp on very good terms and when the opportunity [of returning] came up, I didn’t give it a second’s thought.“Physically I feel good. I haven’t played for over a month but there’s no winter break in England and I’ve kept training.”Gabbiadini scored 12 goals in 60 appearances for Southampton in total.last_img read more

Inter has yet to win in 2019 in the Serie A

first_imgFor Inter Milan’s coach Luciano Spalletti the problem is the team itself, after losing for the third consecutive time in the Serie A.The last time Internazionale Milan won in the Italian Serie A, the calendar still showed the year 2018.Inter tied 0-0 with Sassuolo in the first match of 2019, then lost 1-0 against Torino, and today 1-0 again but against Bologna at San Siro Stadium.“We created problems for ourselves today,” said Luciano Spalletti to the club’s official page.“Even when we should’ve been comfortable or were in a position to score.”“You then lose confidence in your own ability and if the level of insecurity grows, you start to make mistakes, while the opposition can score,” he explained.“It takes a strong character to react, and we must improve on this.”“Every time we fall beneath the standards that we’ve set, we even make the most basic of errors,” he commented.“The football wasn’t fluid but we still had three clear chances to take the lead.”“At times, one chance would’ve been enough but we didn’t manage to score and then you start trying to force it too much,” he added.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“The team is with me and as far as I’m concerned, I don’t have any issues there. Whistles don’t change anything in my attitude.”“The fans deserve better because this is Inter. Serious responses are needed with what we do on the pitch and how we think,” Spalletti continued.He also talked about Andrea Ranocchia’s performance on the field.“Andrea is good in the air, one of the best players in the league at it,” the coach said.“After 75 minutes in which we couldn’t score, we wanted to try something different.”“He also got on the end of two or three dangerous balls but then it dropped in areas where we didn’t have enough numbers,” he concluded.Chinese New Year inspired kits for @Inter_en today 🙌🔵⚫️ pic.twitter.com/JSXNmAghrH— Dugout (@Dugout) February 3, 2019last_img read more

Suspect Identified In KNWR Bear Poaching Case

first_imgAccording to the post from KNWR, witnesses describe the black bear as weighing approximately 100 pounds and no fear of vehicles or people. The refuge posted to Facebook to update on the incident: “Thanks to the public for their help, a suspect has been identified. Investigation is ongoing.” The name of the suspect has not yet been released. FWO received a report of a Black Bear that had been poached near the East entrance of Skilak Loop approximately 1/2 mile from Jim’s Landing. In the original incident, Officer Rob Barto and Wildlife Canine Rex responded to the scene and documented a large pool of blood in the middle of the road as well as drags marks from the scene into the woods and drag marks from the woods back to the road where the bear was loaded into a vehicle and transported from the area. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Federal Wildlife Officers have identified a suspect in the bear poaching case in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area. According to a post from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the report came in on Thursday, May 17, at approximately 9:30 a.m. On scene witnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle.last_img read more