Magistrate to be taken off Daphne Caruana Galizia case in Malta

first_img June 2, 2018 Magistrate to be taken off Daphne Caruana Galizia case in Malta News Receive email alerts Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentViolence News Organisation Daphne Caruana Galizia / DR MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentViolence RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive center_img to go further Follow the news on Malta Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU February 24, 2021 Find out more News The enquiry into the murder of Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a bomb placed under her car on 16 October 2017, is still ongoing and is far from completion. RSF has confirmed that Vella will be removed from the case very soon. The name of his successor is not yet known.“The promotion of Anthony Vella, a magistrate who was determined to pursue this enquiry until the end, comes at the worse possible time for the case and threatens to delay the investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder even more,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “As the authorities are supposed to provide all the resources needed to facilitate the proceedings, this promotion can only cast doubt on their real intentions.”When the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk, Pauline Adès-Mével, met with Vella and his team in Malta on 17 April, he told her he was determined to personally complete the investigation and to bring those who masterminded Caruana Galizia’s murder to justice.“The magistrate in charge of the investigation has clearly demonstrated his commitment to establishing the truth, as many people familiar with the case have confirmed,” Adès-Mével said.Three suspects were arrested in December but none of the people involved in preparing and carrying out the murder have so far been identified and detained. The investigation into this sensitive case began badly. The first magistrate to be assigned to the case was known for hostility towards Caruana Galizia. She quickly recused himself, making way for Vella to take over. Now, nearly eight months after the murder, a third magistrate will have to assimilate all of the case’s many elements.Malta is ranked 65th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, 18 places lower than in the 2017 Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets that Anthony Vella, the magistrate in charge of the investigation into journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder in Malta, is to be removed from the case because of an unrequested promotion. RSF’s fears this will delay progress in the investigation. Newslast_img read more

Housing meeting postponed

first_imgTwitter Previous articleOver €411,000 in funding for Limerick roads under Local Improvement Scheme says Fine Gael senatorNext articleThe Stranglers: No More Heroes anymore? Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Fianna Fáil has decided to postpone the public meeting on Housing which was scheduled to take place this Thursday in Limerick, due to the severe weather warning for the coming days. The meeting will now be held on Monday, March 26th at 8pm in the Strand Hotel, Ennis Rd., Limerick. The meeting forms part of a series of regional events on the housing crisis.for more breaking news click here  Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook TAGSFianna Fáilhousing crisisHousing meetinglimericksevere weatherwarning Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsBreaking newsHousing meeting postponedBy Bernie English – February 27, 2018 3685 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Disburse Crop Loan To Farmers Immediately Without Insisting On Payment Of Interest; Bombay HC Directs District Central Co-operative Bank [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDisburse Crop Loan To Farmers Immediately Without Insisting On Payment Of Interest; Bombay HC Directs District Central Co-operative Bank [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap11 July 2020 12:13 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Aurangabad District Central Co-operative Bank to disburse crop loans to farmers immediately without insisting on payment of interest which has been waived off by the government. Division bench of Justice SV Gangapurwala and Justice RG Avachat of the Aurangabad bench was hearing a public interest litigation filed by RTI activist Kishor…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?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Aurangabad District Central Co-operative Bank to disburse crop loans to farmers immediately without insisting on payment of interest which has been waived off by the government. Division bench of Justice SV Gangapurwala and Justice RG Avachat of the Aurangabad bench was hearing a public interest litigation filed by RTI activist Kishor Tangade wherein he sought disbursement of loans as per government order dated January 17, 2020 was issued directing DCC bank not to charge interest from October 1, 2019, till the actual benefit is given to the persons who are entitled for the benefit under the scheme namely, `Mahatma Jotirao Phule Shetkari Debt Waiver Scheme, 2019′. Appearing on behalf of the petitioner, Advocate SB Talekar submitted that fortunately, this year, the agriculturists are benefited by the timely rains. Sowing season has commenced from the month of June. However, because of non-disbursement of the loan by the DCC Bank, many agriculturists are not in a position to sow the seeds. Loans have been disbursed to 49.62% of the agriculturists and that too, those agriculturists, who have paid interest amount calculated from October 1, 2019 onward. Such agriculturists have paid the interest amount by selling their gold ornaments and other articles. Thus, the beneficial scheme of the Government under the is not implemented by the Bank in its true letter and spirit, Talekar argued. Government Pleader DR Kale said that the State supports the stand of the petitioner and contended that the Government has issued the said dated January 17 exercising its powers under Section 79A of the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act. Said Government Order has been passed considering the precarious condition of the agriculturists and for the benefit of the agriculturists. The Government has transferred the amount of loan waiver to the bank. The bank has to comply with the directions issued by the Government of Maharashtra, GP Kale submitted. Appearing on behalf of the respondent bank, Advocate RS Deshmukh argued that considering the financial position of the bank, a conscious decision has been taken by the Board of, not to grant waiver of interest from October 1, 2019. After taking instructions from the Bank, Deshmukh stated the Bank is intending to challenge the Government Order purportedly issued under Section 79A of the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act. The bank would lose the interest amount, if the loan is disbursed without recovering the amount of interest from October 2019 and it will affect the financial condition of the bank, said Deshmukh. The bench observed- “We have considered the submissions canvassed by learned Counsel for the respective parties. To challenge the Government Order dated 17.01.2020, is a right of a litigant. It is for the litigant to take appropriate steps. The authorities have made clear that the Government Order dated 17.01.2020 is passed under Section 79A of the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act. Respondent no.6 – Bank is bound by the said order. It also appears that sowing season is in full swing. The Government Order dated 17.01.2020 is operative as on date and respondent no.6 – Bank is bound to comply with the said order so long it is in force. If timely crop loan is not given to the agriculturists, the agriculturists would not be in a position to sow the seeds resulting in barren lands.” Thus, Court noted that the Government Order dated January 17, 2020 issued under Section 79A of the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act is in force, by way of an interim arrangement. Therefore, the respondent bank was directed to disburse the crop-loan to the eligible agriculturists immediately, without insisting for payment of interest on the loan amount from October 1, 2019 till the actual benefit is given to the persons who are entitled under the scheme namely, `Mahatma Jotirao Phule Shetkari Debt Waiver Scheme, 2019′. The next date of hearing is July 20, 2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img