Ex-NDA Minister Dilip Ray Gets Three Years Imprisonment In Coal Scam Case

first_imgTop StoriesEx-NDA Minister Dilip Ray Gets Three Years Imprisonment In Coal Scam Case Press Trust of India25 Oct 2020 11:04 PMShare This – xFormer union minister Dilip Ray was on Monday awarded three-year jail term by a Delhi court in a coal scam case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999.Ray was Minister of State (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.Special Judge Bharat Parashar also awarded three-year jail term each to two senior officials of the Ministry of Coal at that…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?LoginFormer union minister Dilip Ray was on Monday awarded three-year jail term by a Delhi court in a coal scam case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999.Ray was Minister of State (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.Special Judge Bharat Parashar also awarded three-year jail term each to two senior officials of the Ministry of Coal at that time, Pradip Kumar Banerjee and Nitya Nand Gautam, and Castron Technologies Ltd’s (CTL) director Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla.The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on each on them.The court further imposed Rs 60 lakh on CLT and Rs 10 lakh on Castron Mining Ltd (CML), also held guilty in the case.Next Storylast_img read more

University continues work for Sudan

first_imgA University delegation presented a student petition to policymakers in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., in December to advocate for a sustainable peace in Sudan. Social Concerns chair Pat McCormick, men’s lacrosse operations coordinator Kevin Dugan, graduate student Emmanuel Gore and junior lacrosse player Jake Brems met with representatives from the government and Catholic Relief Services during their trip. “The visit to D.C. was the culmination of all the work we had all done as a school, not just student government but also the lacrosse team, the Kroc Institute, the Center for Social Concerns and dorms,” McCormick said. “All of these groups had come together to speak for justice and for a peaceful referendum. What was so exciting was to have the opportunity … to take Notre Dame’s advocacy to Washington and to Baltimore to make sure the voices of Notre Dame students were heard.” The two-day itinerary included talks with Kalpen Modi, associate director of public engagement at the White House, Samantha Power, special assistant to President Barack Obama for Sudan, and Karen Richardson, international affairs liaison. The group also met with Peter QuAranto, the special envoy to Sudan from the State Department, and Catholic Relief Services. “The discussion focused on the students’ campus-wide campaign to raise awareness of the Jan. 9 referenda in Sudan, genocide in Darfur and the critical role that young people play in mobilizing communities around key humanitarian issues,” a press release from Modi stated. The northern and southern parts of Sudan have been in civil war for over 50 years. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) officially ended war in 2005 and called for six years of peace talks between the two regions. The agreement also scheduled a referendum for Jan. 9 in which Southern Sudan would vote on independence from Northern Sudan. Notre Dame’s involvement with Sudan began on Oct. 5, 2010, when a delegation of Sudanese bishops visited the University to speak about the CPA. The bishops then travelled to Washington, D.C. and New York City to meet with national leaders and discuss the crisis. As the referendum approached, the bishops said both sides began stockpiling weapons, and the possibility of violence loomed for the nation. The New York Times reported that while the results of the referendum are not official, nearly 99 percent of Southern Sudan voted for secession after 3 million votes were cast. Voting proceeded with only small local conflicts, but difficult times approach as the country heads to divorce. “In many ways the time of most concern is coming still,” McCormick said. “The referendum itself was a potential flashpoint … but the Comprehensive Peace Agreement will expire over the summer [and the country could split], so these next few months will be critical ones for Sudan. The advice we got from those who were closer to the situation was that we need to do whatever we can to sustain attention on the fact that this is still a moment of tremendous promise for the people of Sudan but also a moment of potential risk.” Gore is a native of Juba, a city in Southern Sudan, and a graduate student at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. “My country, which has known little but war and is one of the least developed countries in the world, is in desperate need of peace and stability in order for development to come about,” Gore said. “My view on the current unrest between Northern and Southern Sudan is that it does not have to be resolved by bullets, but through peaceful means and dialogue.” An independent state will soon emerge in Southern Sudan, he said. “Without the tireless and humane efforts of the international community under the leadership of the United States government, this referendum would not have been possible,” Gore said. “And without the active role of Notre Dame and other like-minded international civil society groups … we would have potentially witnessed yet another human catastrophe.” Gore said the meeting with Power, President Obama’s special assistant on Sudan, was especially encouraging. “She assured us that the United States is not leaving ‘a stone unturned’ to make sure the referendum is held in a timely and peaceful manner,” he said. “But she also reiterated that efforts such as Notre Dame’s rally provided the legitimacy policymakers need to engage more robustly in Sudan.” After the appeal from the Sudanese bishops, Notre Dame’s Student Senate unanimously approved a resolution to pledge support for peace in Sudan. The resolution asked the University to stand behind Sudan and to call for full implementation of the CPA. Student government and other campus organizations hosted the Playing for Peace three-on-three basketball tournament and peace rally on Dec. 4 to raise more awareness for the situation in Sudan. Over 600 students attended the rally. McCormick said the Notre Dame delegation delivered a petition signed by over 1,000 students and a copy of the resolution from Student Senate. “We tried to really symbolize the Notre Dame community uniting for peace in Sudan,” he said. “There was a lot of skepticism about whether we could make a difference, and Notre Dame students can confidently say we contributed to peace in Sudan and we will continue to work for peace in Sudan.”last_img read more

Safeties turn game around

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWisconsin hadn’t registered a safety since 2004. And then, on back-to-back possessions, it got two of them.With the scored tied at 24-24 in the fourth quarter, the Badgers forced two safeties against the Golden Gophers on their way to earning a 35-32 victory Saturday night.“That’s some of the talk earlier in the season … when we had teams backed up,” defensive lineman Mike Newkirk said. “None of us had ever had a safety when we were on the field.”UW last notched a safety against UNLV on Sept. 11, 2004, when the Badgers had two of them.On Saturday, the first came as UW kicked off following P.J. Hill’s 1-yard touchdown run that had tied the game at 24.Minnesota returner Troy Stoudermire was hit by Antonio Fenelus at the 8-yard line, and the loose ball bounced all the way out of the back of the end zone to give Wisconsin a two-point lead.“That play was a big momentum swing,” defensive lineman O’Brien Schofield said.It looked like Wisconsin was going to recover the ball for a touchdown, but the Badgers were plenty happy with the safety.“I thought we had a chance to get on the ball in the end zone and get seven points out of it rather than two,” Badger head coach Bret Bielema said. “But that’s just a head coach being greedy.”Wisconsin wasn’t able to score on its ensuing possession, but Brad Nortman’s punt left Minnesota with the ball on its own 7-yard line with 11:43 left to play.The Badger defensive line realized the opportunity it had.“When we’re down there that close, it’s a goal to get a safety,” Schofield said.“You get closer and you realize you’re in the realm, and its something that sparks you a little bit and you play a little bit harder,” Newkirk said.It was Newkirk who really took over.Newkirk sacked Gopher quarterback Adam Weber for a 5-yard loss on first down. After a false start penalty, Weber was backed up to his 1-yard line facing a third-and-16.Newkirk came up with another sack, this time in the end zone, and the Badgers had their second safety of the game.“You get close so many times, but the guy gets rid of it, throws it away,” Newkirk said. “It was nice he held onto the ball for me.”The second safety might have been the most visible play by the Badgers’ defensive line, which seemed to dominate the Gophers down the stretch.“I feel like the defensive line stepped up and played to our potential today,” Schofield said. “This is something that we was hoping we could’ve got to earlier in the year, but it came at a good time.”It was especially big for Newkirk and Matt Shaugnessy, a pair of seniors hoping to keep the ax in their final season.“Two seniors took it upon themselves,” Bielema said. “I did feel our defensive line raised it up another level and were able to make some pressure and make [Weber] make some bad throws.”In the fourth quarter alone, Minnesota picked up four false start penalties as the Gopher offensive line tried to slow the Wisconsin rush.“I guess they were trying to get a good jump,” Schofield said. “We were trying to attack and make sure we won that game.”With the Badgers’ line getting pressure on Weber, the defensive backs were relieved to have their own job made easier.“To see what [the defensive line] did today and the way they took over, that was huge for us,” safety Chris Maragos said. “Those guys up front are beasts, and they really took care of business today.”On the final drive, the defensive line came up big once again. With Minnesota facing fourth down, Weber felt the pressure and was forced to make a poor throw that was intercepted by Niles Brinkley to seal the game.“We let Ohio State drive down, and we weren’t about to let that happen again so we rallied together,” Schofield said.For the defensive line, it was as good of a victory as it gets.“It was something that we always take pride in — putting the game on our shoulders,” Newkirk said, “and it was something we really wanted and we were able to get after it.”last_img read more

West Indies humiliated again

first_imgHOBART, Australia (AP): The warning signs were evident when a mostly full-strength West Indies lost a tour match by 10 wickets to a Cricket Australia selection with six players making their first-class debuts. Against Australia’s Test team, ranked No. 3 in the world, the mostly young and inexperienced players from the Caribbean never stood a chance, losing by an innings and 212 runs yesterday inside three days at Bellerive Oval. Fast bowler James Pattinson took five wickets in the second innings to complement fellow paceman Josh Hazlewood’s four-wicket haul in the first. Off-spin bowler Nathan Lyon, playing in his 50th Test, took three vital first-innings wickets that placed the West Indies in early trouble. And then there was the Australian batting. AUSTRALIA SATISFIED Australia declared their first innings on 583-4 led by Man of the Match Adam Voges’ unbeaten 269 and record 449-run fourth-wicket partnership with Shaun Marsh. The West Indies were forced to follow-on earlier yesterday when they scored just 223-9 in their first innings injured paceman Shannon Gabriel (left ankle) could not bat in either innings. The match ended before tea yesterday when the West Indies led by Darren Bravo’s 108 in the first innings, and Kraigg Brathwaite’s 94 in the second were bowled out for 148. The West Indies lost 14 wickets in a session and a half. The team announced yesterday that Gabriel would return home due to the injury and a tour replacement would be named in the coming days. Pattinson (5-27) took up where Hazlewood left off in a West Indies first innings dominated by Bravo’s seventh Test century. Pattinson’s haul included the second-innings wicket of Bravo for four, ensuring the West Indies batsman was dismissed twice in 37 minutes. The West Indies resumed on 207-6 yesterday morning in their first innings before Hazlewood (4-45) cleaned up the tail. Resuming on 94, Bravo hit two boundaries off Peter Siddle in the first over to reach the century mark. Brathwaite tried vainly to notch a late century in the second innings, hitting four boundaries in a row, before being bowled by Hazlewood to end the match. “To win in three days was very satisfying,” Australia captain Steve Smith said. West Indies captain Jason Holder said the big loss wasn’t unfamiliar to him or a team hit by player strikes, pay disputes, coach suspensions and a decision by many of the top players to choose lucrative international Twenty20 league contracts over Test duty. “It’s a situation we’ve been in for the past few months, the past few years, really,” Holder said. “We need to be more disciplined… to spend more time in the middle. Hopefully, we can come back strong in the second Test.” SCOREBOARD RECORDPARTNERSHIP AUSTRALIA 1st Innings 583-4 decl. WEST INDIES 1st Innings (overnight 207 for six) D.M. Bravo c Lyon b Siddle 108 K. Roach c wk Nevill b Hazlewood 31 J. Taylor b Hazlewood 0 J. Warrican not out 2 S Gabriel absent hurt Extras (b7, lb10, w1, nb5) 23 TOTAL (all out, 70 overs) 223 Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Brathwaite), 2-58 (Chandrika), 3-78 (Samuels), 4-78 (Blackwood), 5-89 (Ramdin), 6-116 (Holder), 7-215 (Roach), 8-215 (Taylor), 9-223 (Bravo) Bowling: Hazlewood 18-5-45-4, Pattinson 15-0-68-0 (w1, nb5), Siddle 15-5-36-2, Lyon 19-6-43-3, Marsh 3-1-14-0. WEST INDIES 2nd innings (following on) K. Brathwaite b Hazlewood 94 R. Chandrika c Smith b Pattinson 0 D.M. Bravo b Pattinson 4 M. Samuels c Warner b Pattinson 0 +D. Ramdin c Warner b MR Marsh 4 *J. Holder c wk Nevill b Pattinson 17 K. Roach c wkp Nevill b Hazlewood 3 J. Taylor c Pattinson b Hazlewood 12 J. Warrican not out 6 S. Gabriel absent hurt Extras (lb1, w1, nb3) 5 TOTAL (all out; 36.3 overs) 148 Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Chandrika), 2-20 (Bravo), 3-24 (Samuels), 4-24 (Blackwood), 5-30 (Ramdin), 6-60 (Holder), 7-91 (Roach), 8-117 (Taylor), 9-148 (Brathwaite). Bowling: Hazlewood 10.3-3-33-3, Pattinson 8-2-27-5 (w1, nb2), Siddle 7.-1-34-0, Marsh 7-0-36-1 (nb1), Lyon 4-0-17-0. Result: Australia won by an innings and 212 runs. Man-of-the-Match: Adam Voges. Toss: Australia. Umpires: M. Erasmus, I. Gould; TV – C Gaffaney.last_img read more

Steve Cotterill the key to promotion, Bristol City ace tells talkSPORT

first_imgBristol City thumped Bradford 6-0 on Tuesday night to seal promotion back to the Championship after a two-year absence.Aaron Wilbraham, among City’s scorers at Valley Parade, joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday to reflect on a memorable night – and season – for the club and paid tribute to the job done by manager Steve Cotterill.“He has changed the mindset of everyone,” said the 35-year-old, the Robins’ top marksman this season.“He came in on the first day of pre-season and said he wanted to win the league and you could see he wasn’t just saying it. I know a lot of managers probably say that to the team on the first day back, but you could see he really meant it.“He set out from the start of the season the way he wanted us to play and he makes sure everyone knows their jobs. Every week, no matter who we are playing, the attention to detail on the other team and the way he prepares us has been unbelievable.“You go into every game confident you already know what the other team is going to try and do against you. That has been the key. He has had us really organised, made us play football, made us feel confident on the ball, and it has been a really successful season.”last_img read more


first_imgIt’s not often that cricket, women’s golf or women’s running grab the headlines in Donegal.But several Donegal sporting stars basked in a little bit of deserved limelight today.And athletes from Donegal do this every day of the week without many even getting a mention. Ann-Marie McGlynn, the ever-improving Lifford AC athlete, won the Strabane 10k.Meanwhile St. Johnston proved they certainly weren’t going to be stumped when they moved to the top of the Championship Section of the North West Cricket League when they recorded a 54 run victory away to Sion Mills.Across the border in Tyrone Kathleen Mc Gowan and Bridie Faulkner from Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club contested the Lady’s Captain Day competition at Strabane Golf Club in the company of Redcastle Golf Club’s Mary Mc ArthurAnd who said sport isn’t part of our DNA in Donegal. Many thanks to photographer Gary Foy for capturing all three moments!Jubilation in the St. Johnston camp as the Sion Mills wickets kept falling. Pic.: Gary FoyAnn-Marie Mc Glynn of Liford AC on her way to victory in today’s 10K road race in Strabane. Pic.: Gary Foy Kathleeen Mc Gowan, Bridie Faulkner and Mary Mc Arthur. Pic.: Gary FoyCAPTURED ON FILM! WHY SPORT IS IN DONEGAL’S DNA was last modified: July 6th, 2013 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:donegalSportlast_img read more