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Despite exposés and embarrassments, hundreds of judges preside in New York without law degrees

Despite exposés and embarrassments, hundreds of judges preside in New York without law degrees

Press releases are sent with considerable regularity, brief and basic accounts on the actions taken by the New York State Commission on Judicial Behavior: a judge is sanctioned for misconduct in the bank; Another agrees to give up his job due to suspicious behavior in private life.

Many of the announcements indicate that judges, as part of their agreement with the Commission, undertake not to seek or accept a judicial charge again. And some of the ads include a fact that still packs a surprise hit of the 21st century: disciplined judges are not and have never been lawyers.

Take, for example, the announcement published today June 26: “The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced that Gary M Poole, Rose City Court Judge, Wayne County, will waive July 1, 2017 And agreed not to seek or accept a judicial charge at any time in the future. ”

Poole has vowed to resign after the commission began investigating allegations that he engaged in “repeated conduct, unworthy and discouresse to a woman with whom he had been romantically involved.”

Poole has agreed to accept the action of the Commission and signed a clause stating the costs and results. He also waived any privacy protection and signed the stipulation knowing that it would be made public.

“Among other things,” said the announcement of the commission, “the judge shouted degrading and derogatory things about her and her new boyfriend in public, threatened with painful persecution demanded the return of some personal property and threatened to encourage ex-husband to Start a custody battle against their children. ”

Some New York State judges are not required to be lawyers or to have formal legal training, it was a little understood for much of the last century. It has been, at times, attracted notice. In 2006, the New York Times issued a large, bold series on the work of so-called city and town judges, including a 2000 retention court in the state. It was made for a remarkable reading:

“Some courts are not even judged tiny: offices or bank rooms judge no box basement or a jury Sometimes the public is not admitted, witnesses do not collide. Tell the truth and there are no minutes.

Almost three quarters of the judges are not lawyers and many truck drivers, sewer workers or workers – have a poor understanding of most basic legal principles. Some never made it to high school, and at least one is not beyond elementary school.

But serious things happen in these small rooms throughout the state of New York. The people were sent to jail without a plea of ​​guilty or trial, or thrown into their homes without the proper procedure. In violation of the law, the defendants were denied lawyers or have been sentenced to weeks in prison because they can not pay a fine. Frightened women were denied protection from abuse.

The review found overwhelming evidence from decade to decade, and to date, people are often denied basic legal rights. The defendants were illegally imprisoned. Others were subjected to racial and sexual intolerance in an explicit way that seems to come from another place and another time. People were denied the right to a trial, an impartial tribunal and the presumption of innocence …

Rose Valley chit fund scam: Tripura minister to be questioned by CBI

Rose Valley chit fund scam: Tripura minister to be questioned by CBI

A team from the Central Bureau of Investigation arrived Wednesday in the capital of Tripura Agartala to question a state government minister under the Rose Valley group chit scam fund. Bijita Nath, Minister of Social Welfare and Science, Technology and Environment, will be interviewed on Thursday announced the Central Research Agency in a notification sent to it.

The company Kolkata Rose Valley Hotels and Entertainment Limited was accused of running a Ponzi scam and tricking investors over 17 billion rupees in the eastern states of Assam, West Bengal, and Tripura Bihar in one of the largest chit fund scams in India. The case has seen many high profile arrests, including that of two West Bengal MPs – Tapas Pal and Sudip Bandyopadhyay the party in state power, Trinamool Congress.

While Tripura will launch early next year, analysts said that the IWC’s interrogation of a key minister of the left front Tripura government could have profound repercussions.

Political analyst Tapas Dey Agartala said that, given its momentum, the movement appeared to intend to send a signal. He added: “The left is certainly worried, but how much is going to hurt them, can only be said that after tomorrow.”

Bijan Dhar, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), however, downplayed development. “We are very open to any kind of review,” he said. “The CBI can interrogate anyone who wants to. There is nothing to hide.” He said that the Tripura government had deliberately sent 37 cases concerning the swindle to the IWC. “However, they took only five cases,” he said. “The rest is being investigated by a special investigative team under the direction of the Supreme Court Agartala.”

Dhar said that if the government cooperates with the CBI’s investigations, it suspected “a central government involvement in peace and tranquility in Tripura.”

The Bharatiya Janata Party in Tripura passed from a nullity to the leader of the opposition party in the last four years, in the left front had a majority since 1993. In the last month, polls close were violent clashes between left cadres And BJP workers in the state. The BJP, which has repeatedly accused leftist cadres to attack their leaders, even called on the Center to impose the draconian law of special powers of the armed forces in Tripura in response to recent clashes.

Meanwhile, the BJP has rejected the CBI’s allegations used by the Center to intimidate the Left Front government before the elections. “The Left Front dropped the scam,” said party spokesman Mrinal Kanti Deb. “Minister Manik Sarkar opened an amusement park developed by the company, where he even praised the company.When the fraud was revealed, he said on the floor of the house he even knew how Valley of the Roses was a chit fund company. is this possible? ”

Deb said the BJP just wanted justice for people who had been cheated by Rose Valley Hotel and Environment Limited. “If and when we form Tripura’s government, we will develop a mechanism to compensate 14 lakh people deceived by the company,” he said. Deb said he was convinced the IWC would question faster leaders of the Left Front government. “This is just the beginning,” Deb said. “Many more names will appear very soon. No one will be saved.”

This farmer with oral cancer has quit chewing tobacco, but cannot stop growing it

This farmer with oral cancer has quit chewing tobacco, but cannot stop growing it

Khan is a 40-year-old tobacco grower from the Belagavi district of Karnataka. He also used to chew a little tobacco grew, until he reached tongue cancer in 2015. He was treated in a private hospital in Sangli, a district of southern neighbors Maharashtra Belagavi. He took a loan of Rs 40,000 for his treatment he managed to pay only Rs 5000.

“I can barely open my mouth,” Khan said at an event to present the report of the second global smoking survey among adults in early June. “I can not eat properly or taste the food.”

Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, a physician and a tobacco control activist, asked Khan to talk about his personal experience as a tobacco grower and the victim of a tobacco-induced cancer.

Tobacco growers have been caught in a war between two lobbies – tobacco health groups and pressure from the tobacco industry. In the last eight months, the ads have appeared as motorcycle tricycle signs and banners depicting a tobacco grower with his hands folded together.

The man is supposed to appeal to his livelihood to be protected from activists “hidden program” control. Health activists allege that cigarette companies are behind the advertising campaign that allows farmers to experience the health risks of growing and consuming tobacco.

In April, the Ministry of Interior banned the Indian Public Health Foundation to receive foreign funds, citing anti-smoking lobby. Days after the move, with advertising tobacco producer thesaures resumed, this time with a message thanking the government to act against NGOs.

Ironically, the basis of public health in India carried out its campaign against smoking, at the request of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Health, JP Nadda, was praised by the World Health Organization work itself.

The tobacco producers launching the Global Adult Tobacco Survey have argued that advertisements do not represent them. Mallikarjun Jakati, Krushika Karnataka Sangha, a farmers’ association in Karnataka, said the ads were supported by large companies. “You who have money to give those big ads?” You have, he asked.

During the presentation of the conference, Khan, the farmer’s tobacco, spoke out against growing tobacco.

“Tobacco farming must be stopped,” he said. “You get more money for the increase, it’s true, but this money does not stay with us.” Tobacco-related diseases, such as cancer, require spending money.

After treatment, Khan stopped chewing tobacco and advised his friends to stop chewing tobacco as well. But he can not stop growing tobacco, even if he wants to.

The Khan family cultivate tobacco for two generations. Khan is a poor farmer can not raise enough seed capital to switch to another crop. Banks, he said, offer loans to farmers only if they grow cash crops such as tobacco and sugar cane.

“Banks are not interested if we grow other than tobacco,” he said. “The benefits are lower when you grow other crops.”

But in the tobacco area, Khan can not make enough profits to invest in pesticides, seeds and fertilizers a year.

As Tamil Nadu gets ready to switch to deep-sea fishing, is it the end of the row with Sri Lanka?

As Tamil Nadu gets ready to switch to deep-sea fishing, is it the end of the row with Sri Lanka?

The Palk Strait, a narrow strip of water in the Indian Ocean that separates Sri Lanka from Tamil Nadu in India, is a very controversial area among the fishing communities of the two countries. Indian fishermen were often arrested and shot at times by the Sri Lankan authorities for alleged raiding their waters in their mechanized trawlers. Last week, nine fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested for fishing in the waters of Lanka.

In May the Government of Tamil Nadu has developed a plan to reduce the number of trawlers in Palk Bay by converting 2,000 vessels of this type into deep-sea fishing vessels by 2020. Governments in the region and the State would provide 28 million financial subsidies for this.

In the order of the Government, the Department of Livestock, Dairy and Fisheries said:

… frequent seizure of fishing boats by the Sri Lankan government causes a sense of anxiety and insecurity among Tamil Nadu fishermen as a whole. During the discussions on the level of fishing, Tamil Nadu fishermen have expressed their willingness to diversify trawling in offshore fishing operations gradually over a period of three years, provided that the Government of India provides financial support for the same.

The passage of trawling in deep-sea fishing would mean that fishermen could leave Palk Bay and fish in the waters of the Bay of Bengal.

The Tamil Nadu fishing community celebrated the move. “We really do not have a choice if we want to avoid having problems with the Sri Lankan authorities,” said M Ilango, president of the National Fisheries Forum and one of the leaders of the fishing community to provide the transition to deep-sea fishing.

But there is still uncertainty as to whether the fishing community will adapt to deep-sea fishing and whether this will reduce tensions in Palk Bay.

As part of the joint Union and State Governments project, 500 large vessels will be transformed into deep-sea fishing vessels with nets connected to tuna fishing in the Bay of Bengal in 2018. In 2019 another 500 will be converted to 1 000 more in 2020. A sum of Rs 80 lakhs will be spent on each boat – half of which would come from the Center, 20% from the state, 20% from institutional funds and 10% from the owner of the vessel .

The Center has already released Rs 200 crore for the conversion of 750 trawlers in the first phase. The State Government will contribute Rs 86 crore in the project, including the daily allowance of Rs 5,000 per family during the last three months of construction.

“Only traditional / artisanal fishers and their societies / associations / SHG / FPO are eligible for the benefits of this component,” a letter from the Department of Livestock, Dairy and Fisheries dated March 9 said.

G Ramakrishnan, head of the fishermen’s community in the Pudukottai district, said his fellow fishermen were ready to start deep sea fishing if they received money. “Fishing is our way of life, so we can easily adapt to deep sea fishing if we need it,” he said. “Many of us Pudukottai can move north to Karaikal for better access to the sea.”

Full text: USA is ‘primary partner’ for India’s transformation, says Modi in Washington

Full text: USA is ‘primary partner’ for India’s transformation, says Modi in Washington

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump read short statements at the White House Rose Garden after an individual meeting was held in the Oval Office on Monday. In statements, Trump said that India now has a “true friend” in the White House, while Modi highlighted the US. As a “key partner” for the transformation of India.

Thank you very much. Modi’s Prime Minister, thank you for coming here today. It is a great honor to welcome the world’s largest democracy leader to the White House.

I have always had a great admiration for his country and its people, and a deep appreciation for its rich culture, heritage and traditions. This summer, India will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its independence and on behalf of the United States, I congratulate the Indians of this magnificent milestone in the life of their very incredible nation.

During my campaign, he promised that, if elected, India would have a true friend in the White House. And now it’s exactly what you, a true friend. The friendship between the US And India is based on shared values, including our common commitment to democracy. Not many people know this, but the constitutions of the United States and India begin with the same three beautiful words: we the people.

The Prime Minister and I understand the crucial importance of these words, which helps form the basis of cooperation between our two countries. Relations between countries are stronger when they are dedicated to the interests of those we serve. And after our meetings today, I would say that the relationship between India and the United States has never been stronger, it has never been better.

I am proud to announce to the media, Americans and Indians, that the Prime Minister of Modi and are world leaders in social networks – (laughs) – we believe – give citizens the opportunity of our country to listen directly to their Elected representatives and listen directly. I think it is very good in both cases.

I am delighted to welcome you, Indian Prime Minister Modi and for everything you do together. Their achievements were enormous. The economy of India is the fastest growing in the world. We hope that we will catch very soon in terms of percentage increase, I have to tell you. We are working on it.

In just two weeks, you will begin to apply the greatest tax review of your country’s history – we also do it by going for great opportunities for your citizens. You have a great vision to improve infrastructure, and fight against government corruption, which remains a serious threat to democracy.

Together, our countries can help to chart an optimistic path in the future, which unleashes the power of new technologies, new infrastructure and the enthusiasm and excitement of working people very, very dynamic.

I look forward to working with you, Mr. Prime Minister, to create jobs in our countries, to develop our economies and create a fair and reciprocal trade relationship. It is important to remove barriers to the export of US products in their markets and we are reducing our trade deficit with their country.

Narendra Modi and Trump pledge to destroy ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

Narendra Modi and Trump pledge to destroy ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

It was the first time the two leaders met.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have pledged to destroy “radical Islamic terrorism” after their first meeting on Monday. It is also the first time Trump has organized a working dinner for a foreign dignitary at the White House.

At a joint briefing following their individual meeting and the White House delegation’s discussions, Modi said: “We have talked about terrorism, extremism and radicalization and have agreed to cooperate on this issue.” The leaders did not respond to media questions later.

Trump has described India as a “true friend” of the White House was “the economy is experiencing the fastest growth in the world.” He said: “We hope we will catch up with us very soon.” The President of the United States also praised Modi as Prime Minister. “You do a good job. Economically, India is doing very well.”

Modi said the United States is a “key partner” for the transformation of India and welcomed the “great leadership” Trump. He was also invited to visit India.

One day before their meeting, Trump spoke of Modi as his “true friend.” Minutes later, Modi nodded and thanked Trump for “warm personal welcome”.

Modi and Trump said their governments were “true partners” that would be to fight and work “to end terrorist sanctuaries.” In their joint statement, they said that destroying radical Islamic terrorism is one of the main objectives of the strategic partnership of their countries.

“Our two nations have been affected by the evils of terrorism and they are both determined to destroy terrorist organizations and the radical ideology that drives them,” Trump said. “We are going to destroy radical Islamic terrorism.”

During his first telephone conversation on January 24 Trump assured Modi continued support for the fight against terrorism. He emphasized that the United States sees India as “a true friend and partner to meet the challenges of the world.”

H-1B visa and immigration
The two leaders have distinguished commentary on H-1B visas and immigration issues, which keep thousands of Indian workers in the United States to the brim.

In April, Trump had signed an order – called “Buy American American Car” – to make changes to the H-1B visa policy used by companies to hire people from outside the United States for highly skilled jobs . The order proposes reforms to ensure that H-1B visas are awarded only to the most qualified or most paid candidate.

The Minister of Trade and Industry of the Union, Nirmala Sitharaman, dispelled fears and said that the number of H-1B visas for IT professionals in India would not be reduced. He added that the United States only wanted to correct the lottery process.

The H-1B visa allows US companies to employ workers from outside the country. Companies like Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro and others looking for a considerable number of H-1B visas to send Indian workers to the United States. It is expected that more than three lakh Indian engineers will be on H-1B visas in the US.

Trump said he wanted to create jobs in both countries. “I look forward to expanding our business relationship with equity to reduce the trade deficit,” Trump said. The Republican president reiterated his priorities for the strengthening of the economy of his country and to increase his opportunities of employment in the United States.

SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%, 18% GST will be applied

SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%, 18% GST will be applied

SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%, 18% GST will be applied

In an effort to pay digital, state lender OSE to reduce electronic transfer fee funds through NEFT and RTGS nearly 75% from Saturday, benefiting about 5.27 million rupees customers, today announced a publication.

“Reduced rates apply to transactions through Internet Banking (BNI) and mobile banking (MB) offered by the bank,” said the release of the RTGS and Neft charges revised from July 15.

According to the revised schedule, Neft charges on the transfer of funds of up to Rs 10 000 are reduced by half Re 1 and Rs 2 to Rs 1 lakh.

For transfers between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, the NEFT load will be reduced to existing Rs 3 Rs 12. The load above Rs 2 lakh has been set at Rs 5 to Rs 20 against the current.

For RTGS transactions, fees will be Rs 5 for transactions between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5 lakh. Currently, the bank charges Rs 20 for a transaction of this type.

If a customer transfers more than Rs 5 lakh LBTR through the channel, it will receive Rs 10 Rs 40 against time.

There are different rates if remittances are made in bank branches through landmarks.

All new taxes will attract the GST rate of 18 percent.

The country’s largest lender also waived the money transfer rate of up to Rs 1000 through the Immediate Payment Service (IMPS).

“In line with our strategy and in addition to the guidance of the Government of India to create a digital economy, we have taken a step further to promote the use of Internet banking and mobile banking services for NEFT and RTGS transactions to reduce Costs, “said Rajnish Kumar, general manager of State Bank of India.

At the end of March OSE had 3.27 million rupees Internet Banking customers and nearly 2 million rupees mobile banking customers.

OSE is one of the top 50 global banks and the largest commercial bank in India in terms of assets, deposits, profits, branches, customers and employees.

The company had a deposit base of Rs 25.85 lakh rupees as of March 31 this year.

M&M unveils Jeeto minivan, starting price is Rs 3.45 lakh

M&M unveils Jeeto minivan, starting price is Rs 3.45 lakh

M&M unveils Jeeto minivan, starting price is Rs 3.45 lakh

Mahindra and Mahindra on Thursday launched the small commercial passenger vehicle, Jeeto Minivan, from Rs 3.45 lakh (ex-Mumbai showroom, BS diesel variant IV).

The Jeeto Minivan will be available in diesel, gasoline and CNG engine options, the company said in a statement.

The vehicle comes in two body shapes – the top rigid and semi-hard – and focuses on urban transport and the last semi-urban mile.

Commenting on the launch, M & M Automotive Sector President, Rajan Wadhera said Jeeto Minivan further extend the platform for passenger transport from the last kilometer.

“At Mahindra, we have identified gaps in customer needs, and I am sure the Jeeto Minivan provides a more efficient, safe and comfortable mode of transportation,” he added.

The vehicle will be launched in two phases, with the semi-hard diesel variant to hit the market first.

In the coming months, variants of variants of CNG and sturdy diesel and CNG and semi-rigid oil will be launched, the company said.

PMO looking for Math tutor: Rahul mocks govt as RBI still counting banned notes

PMO looking for Math tutor: Rahul mocks govt as RBI still counting banned notes

PMO looking for Math tutor: Rahul mocks govt as RBI still counting banned notes

Congress was on Thursday at the RBI to count more prohibited bills, with Rahul Gandhi said the government is looking for a math teacher and they soon apply to the PMO.

“GOI looking for a math teacher. Please apply as soon as possible for PMO,” Gandhi said on Twitter, noting a bulletin quoted Urjit Patel, the governor of the RBI, saying that central bank accounts always demonetized notes.

Earlier, senior party leader P Chidambaram took a look at the RBI to buy ticket counts machines eight months after the demonetization and asked the federal bank if she had heard of rental equipment. ”

“Buy tickets RBI counting machines 8 months after demonetization! RBI has not heard of” leasing, “he wrote.

Chidambaram also amused NDA Mudra program, the government claims to have provided self-employment opportunities to more than 7 million rupees people, especially young people.

“7.28 million rupees youth self-employed under Mudra loan scheme ‘- this is the title of the mythological series can apply from today’s writers.” Has it been posted on Twitter today.

The former finance minister criticized the decision to demonetize the government and said it hit the country’s economy and growth prospects.

RBI governor Urjit Patel during his appearance before a parliamentary panel said the banned banknotes were still counted and therefore he was not able to give a figure on the currency that was left in the system.

In appearing before the Standing Finance Committee yesterday, Patel did not provide a “specific number” of the amount of money that has been deposited after the demonetization.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented notes from November 8 Cash of Rs 500 and 1,000 miles.

Models pose on airstrip during take off, DGCA orders inquiry: Report

Models pose on airstrip during take off, DGCA orders inquiry: Report

Models pose on airstrip during take off, DGCA orders inquiry: Report

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has decided to investigate the incident in which a group of nine models were placed on a runway during the takeoff of a private plane, the ANI news agency reported.

In a video posted by the news agency, some of the new models can be seen relaxing, while the VT-SAI plane leaves the ground.

While the location of the incident has not been revealed, sources told ANA’s DGAC that an investigation had been opened against the owner of a private plane and the model group to violate security standards.

“We landed on a private runway where there was a private plane waiting for us,” one of the models said in the video. “I think this is the list of the craziest things I’ve ever done,” adds another.

“There is always a chance that the driver decided to abort the takeoff at the last moment for some reason, and these people would not have had a chance to leave the track,” said a pilot for the Times of India.

According to the TOI report, the aircraft is a Cessna 208 is a single engine aircraft with a maximum capacity of 14 people. In the video, the models are also considered incorporated in the airplane.

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