Show Comments ▼ Sunday 26 September 2010 10:41 pm whatsapp KCS-content Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com POLITICAL EDITORTHERE is undisguised mirth in Tory circles at the election of Ed Miliband as Labour leader. On Saturday night, shortly after the result was announced, staff at Conservative HQ were popping open the champagne. Advisers to David Cameron think the next election is more winnable than ever. Much of this relief is understandable. Ed Miliband’s victory has sounded the death knell for New Labour, that election-winning machine which the party has come to hate. The Tories have always said Tony Blair was unbeatable and feared that David Miliband, his last disciple, would also prove a tough opponent. They will be glad his only shot at leading the opposition has passed. Ed Miliband sees no shame in closing the door on the Blairite past, and everything it stood for. “The era of New Labour has passed, a new generation has taken over,” he said yesterday, in his first major interview since winning the crown. There is nothing “new” about the team that now leads Labour, however. Ken Livingstone is not only the party’s mayoral candidate, but also topped the poll in the race to sit on its National Executive Committee (NEC). Lord Kinnock, flag bearer for the left wing, was one of Ed Miliband’s most vocal supporters. Despite Blair’s attempts to consign them to history, the union barons are once again an important voice in the political debate. It’s not just the same old faces. Gone is the emphasis on social mobility, on reward for hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. It will be replaced by “equality”, essentially old-fashioned redistribution of wealth. Labour no longer wants to grow the pie – it just wants to cut it up more evenly. The banks will be bashed; the rich will be soaked; the private sector will be banished from public services. This is the manifesto on which Labour will fight the next election. And they could well win – despite what the Tories think. For Ed Miliband is not the joke that his opponents are trying to portray him as. No, he is not as good as Blair, few politicians are. But he is still one of the most credible Labour leaders in recent times.He is much better than Neil Kinnock, the “Welsh windbag” that voters simply wouldn’t vote for in 1992 – no matter how much they hated John Major and his completely divided government. As Gordon Brown’s favourite number cruncher, he is clearly economically literate, unlike Harriet Harman, and will be able to twist facts and figures to attack the government as only a Brownite can. He is no pro at TV, but his smile is nowhere near as scary as Brown’s. If he can convince the big trade unions to keep industrial unrest in check, his populist brand of socialism could tap into the banker-bashing zeitgeist. As could his claim that the deficit can be reduced without much pain. Voters might say they back tough cuts right now, but it’s easy to say that before their impact starts to bite. Worst of all for Cameron, Ed Miliband is an unknown – both in politics and public. A fresh face gives him an enormous advantage. whatsapp The Tories shouldn’t write-off Red Ed Tags: NULL
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Babel published a report on 17 November about the fate of the president’s family if there was war between Iraq and the United States. It said Libya had denied a story in the British daily The Times that President Hussein was ready to pay Libya billions of dollars if it gave political asylum to him, his family and top aides. Babel also reported the views of Iraqi regime opponents, even though it dismissed them as “miserable traitors in the pay of the United States.” Once thought to be the strongest candidate to succeed his father as president, Uday Hussein is also head of Iraq’s journalists union, the National Olympic Committee and the Iraqi football federation. In 2000, he won election to parliament, claiming 99,99% of the vote in his constituency.The main source of news about US threats to the country are still foreign radio stations, such as the BBC, Radio Monte Carlo or Radio Sawa, an Arabic-language station funded by the US which has been broadcasting from Jordan since March. Help by sharing this information News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Reporters Without Borders protested today against the government’s closure for a month of the country’s most influential newspaper, Babel..”Even though the paper is owned by President Saddam Hussein’s eldest son, Uday, himself a notorious censor of the media, it has recently published the views of regime opponents and criticised corruption and inefficiency in the regime,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard.”The authorities were quick to react as usual. Whatever the reason for this episode, which seems to be a settling of scores, we call for the immediate reopening of this rare window to the outside world,” he said.An official source simply said the paper had “violated the instructions of the information ministry,” which announced the closure on 20 November. to go further December 16, 2020 Find out more News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation News December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa November 21, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily newspaper shut down for a month RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq News All Iraqi media rigidly follow official propaganda, but Babel and the young people’s TV station Shebab, which is also controlled by Uday Hussein, have recently tackled some sensitive topics. Shebab relays programmes from other Arab stations, especially Al-Jazeera, that are normally inaccessible to Iraqis, since the government bans satellite receiver dishes.
News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further July 30, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No pardon for Ali Lmrabet RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Jailed newspaper editor Ali Lmrabet was not one of the 669 prison inmateswho received a royal pardon from King Mohammed VI on “Throne Day” on 30July, the fourth anniversary of his accession to the Moroccan throne. Thepardons were announced on the eve of the anniversary.—————————————————————————————————————-4 july 2003 Continuing concern about Ali Lmrabet’s healthReporters Without Borders said today it continued to be very concerned about the health of imprisoned newspaper editor Ali Lmrabet, calling for his personal physician to be allowed to visit him in the Rabat hospital where he is being held and for him to be moved to a private room.A group of four doctors who visited him on 29 June, six days after he called off a hunger strike he had kept up for 50 days, reported finding alarming symptoms such as “nervous disorders and renal colic.” A close relative said he is suffering from “terrible diarrhea, which is aggravating his dehydration, and biological imbalances.” Other sources, however, have said he is improving.Reporters Without Borders said Lmrabet’s personal doctor, Jamila Rhandy, who has not been able to see him since 13 June, should be allowed to resume visiting him and to carry out all necessary tests. The organisation also said he should be given his own room in the hospital because his immune defences are very weak.The owner and editor of two satirical weeklies, the French-language Demain Magazine and the Arabic-language Douman, Lmrabet was imprisoned on 21 May and is serving a three-year sentence for “insulting the person of the king”, “offence against territorial integrity” and “offence against the monarchy.” He was originally sentenced to four years in prison, but this was reduced to three years on a appeal on 17 June. The court also fined him 20,000 dirhams (about 2,000 euros) and banned his two weeklies. He was rushed from prison to Avicenne hospital in Rabat on 26 May. Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 15, 2021 Find out more
News Receive email alerts RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang VietnamAsia – Pacific April 22, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Beijing’s reach does not stop at China’s borders. Reporters Without Borders has learned that the Chinese government successfully pressured the Vietnamese authorities to arrest two people, Vu Duc Trung and Le Van Thanh, for operating an unauthorized short-wave radio station that was broadcasting in Chinese from a farm outside Hanoi.The organization is worried by this latest evidence of Chinese influence over its Asian neighbours in matters concerning media freedom, and urges the Vietnamese government to give Trung and Thanh a fair trial regardless of China’s pressure.They were initially accused of operating broadcasting devices without a permit, an administrative charge. This was later upgraded to a criminal charge, suggesting they will be prosecuted in connection with the content of their broadcasts when their case comes to trial on 8 April. A report issued by the Ministry of Public Security tends to confirm this.Trung and Thanh, who have been held for several months, are members of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement banned in China. It is alleged that they began on 26 April 2009 to broadcast on the short-wave to China, 800 km away, from a farm in the town of Thach Loi, east of Hanoi. The programmes they broadcast were those of the Sound of Hope Radio Network, an overseas Chinese radio station linked to the Falun Gong.On 23 March, Reporters Without Borders condemned the arrest of the manager of Radio Era Baru, a Falun Gong-linked radio station in Indonesia, as a result of Chinese pressure. He is facing a possible six-year jail sentence under Indonesia’s Telecommunications Law.To appeal on behalf of these citizen journalists, call the Deputy Minister of Investigation and Security, Huong Van Nguyen, at +84-4-38226602 or fax at +84-4-39420223 to request the release of Vu Duc Trung and Le Van Thanh April 7, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Vietnam News to go further Organisation Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News VietnamAsia – Pacific April 5, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two radio station operators to be tried for broadcasting to China
Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Papers of Jonathan David Hale (1817â€“1898), a Unionist from Tennessee who served as a scout in Kentucky during the Civil War. This extensive archive of 300 items (more than 1,500 total pages) documents the turmoil of irregular warfare in Tennessee and Kentucky. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.Two remarkable collections representing the twin pillars of 19th-century American historyâ€”the Civil War and westward expansionâ€”were among the items purchased recently at the 16th annual meeting of its Library Collectorsâ€™ Council, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has announced.The papers of Jonathan Davis Hale (1817â€“1898), some 300 items in all, document the turbulent life of an extraordinary family whose support for the Union during the Civil War forced them to flee their home in East Tennessee for the duration of the conflict. In addition the council acquired a group of 34 stereographs by Alfred A. Hart (1816â€“1908) documenting the construction of Collis P. Huntingtonâ€™s Central Pacific Railroad in the mid- to late 1860s. That group brings the number of Hart photographs at The Huntington to 357, the most complete archive of stereographs in any library.Also purchased: A set of letters from Charles Dickens; a collection of papers from the family of Henry Z. Osborne (1848â€“1923), whose successive careers carried him from mining to newspapering and finally to the halls of Congress; a rare 13th-century manuscript of a text dating back to Pope Gregory the Great (ca. 540â€“604); and a collection of early 19th-century correspondence between a Massachusetts congressman and his friend, a general who had served in the Mexican-American war.â€œThe purchases this year underscore our long-standing commitment to add material in those fields where our collections are strongest,â€ said Steve Hindle, W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington. â€œAcademics and authors come from far and wide to examine our collections. From a research perspective, the materials weâ€™ve just acquired are a scholarâ€™s dream come trueâ€”they add depth and texture to The Huntingtonâ€™s world-renowned collection of archives and images.â€One of The Huntingtonâ€™s strongest collecting areas, the Civil War, for instance, is typically imagined as a conflict between two uniformed armies battling it out on an open field, says Olga Tsapina, Norris Foundation Curator of American Historical Manuscripts. But the newly acquired Hale papers document another side of the war that raged in the border territories of Union and Confederate statesâ€”West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. â€œThis was the unorganized, brutal, and much less honorable war between Unionist and secessionist guerrillas,â€ says Tsapina. â€œThe papers of Jonathan D. Hale, who ended up serving as the chief of scouts for the Union command in Tennessee, also sheds new light on the fate of civilian spies in the Union service.â€Tsapina curated the recent Civil War exhibition â€œA Just Cause: Voices of the American Civil War.â€ â€œOlga has an astonishing capacity to discover extensive collections of family papers which belonged to very obscure individuals who have been hidden from history,â€ says Hindle. â€œBut the stories that can be told on the basis of the Hale papers will allow historians to write the history of the Civil War from a completely different perspective.â€ The Hale papers, says Hindle, will be consulted and cited very intensively by scholars for many years to come.The Library Collectorsâ€™ Council is a group of 33 member families who help support acquisitions. It was formed to augment the collections by helping to purchase materials that the institution otherwise couldnâ€™t afford.Highlights of the newly purchased materials:Family Archive Sheds Light on Guerillas and Bushwhackers of Civil WarThe voluminous correspondence, notebooks, affidavits, eyewitness testimonies, and published pamphlets of the family of Jonathan Davis Hale (1817â€“1898) contain a wealth of previously unknown information about the Civil War in Tennessee and Kentucky, including the organization of Unionist communities; womenâ€™s contributions to the war effort; guerilla warfare; the fate of Unionistsâ€™ slaves; Reconstruction in East Tennessee and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan; and complicated and bitter politics of veteransâ€™ affairs in the wake of the Civil War. The letters, orders, reports, and communications written during Haleâ€™s services with Gen. George H. Thomas (1816â€“1870) is a unique resource for historians of Civil War civilian scouts and guides, a topic that remains largely unexplored.There are few surviving documents of the so-called irregular aspects of the Civil War. Both Hale and his wife, Pheroba, kept meticulous diaries, wrote letters to newspapers, and tracked and reported the movements of Confederate sympathizers. Haleâ€™s written records from his scouting missions represent exceedingly rare intelligence reports of the chaotic and brutal warfare that took place in Tennessee and Kentucky.Group of 34 stereographs documenting the construction of the Central Pacific RailroadThe acquisition of 34 stereographs by Alfred A. Hart (1816â€“1908) adds to The Huntingtonâ€™s pristineâ€”and very rareâ€”set of more than 300 by the photographer chosen by railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington to document the building of the Central Pacific Railroad. Just last year, The Huntington displayed all of its Hart photos as part of the exhibition â€œVisions of Empire: The Quest for a Railroad Across America, 1840â€“1880.â€ With this purchase, the Huntington collection of Hart stereographs is just seven shy of a complete set of 364.â€œIn setting out to build the western half of the transcontinental railroad,â€ says Jennifer A. Watts, curator of photographs, â€œHuntington and his cohorts used visual evidence to dazzle legislators, investors, and the public with dramatic scenes of the progress of the rails.â€ From 1864 to 1869, Hart documented the incremental advance of the CPRR through hundreds of miles of inhospitable terrain. The photographer halted locomotives and workers, scaled trestles, stood on vertiginous ledges, and endured High Sierra winters and blistering Great Basin summers to capture heroic feats of engineering against seemingly insurmountable odds. The views, when seen through an optical device held up to the eyes, produce a captivating three-dimensional effect.Family archive shows Californiaâ€™s economic development at turn of 20th centuryYet another family archive purchased by the Library Collectorsâ€™ Council reveals the rise of California at the turn of the 20th century. More than 1,500 pieces from the family papers of Henry Z. Osborne (1848â€“1923), whose successive careers carried him from mining to newspapering and finally to the halls of Congress add to The Huntingtonâ€™s rich holdings on California history. Like the acquisition of the Hart stereographs, the new Osborne material will be reunited with more than 3,000 items from the family archive that were already housed at The Huntington, purchased from different sources in two batches in 1997 and 2002.Osborne was a New Yorker by birth whose travels as a young man carried him across the Southwest. Once established in Los Angeles, he became involved in many of the great issues of his day, from the clashes over the cityâ€™s railroad access and the location of its harbor to the Spanish-American War and Americaâ€™s entrance into World War I.Foundational text for the history of early Christianity in BritainThe Huntington also acquired a rare 13th-century manuscript of a text dating back to Pope Gregory the Great (ca. 540â€“604). When Gregory sent St. Augustine to convert England to Christianity in 597, he sent with him his recent treatise on the responsibilities of a bishop to his flock, the Liber Regulae Pastoralis [or Cura Pastoralis; On Pastoral Care]. Among the most important texts of the Middle Ages, it became the practical and spiritual handbook for bishops and priests for nearly a thousand years. In it, Gregory considers what kind of man should become a priest, how he should order his life, how he should balance spiritual contemplation with the cares of the secular world, and how he should execute his primary responsibility as a â€œphysician of soulsâ€ through careful directed preaching (both in word and deed) and through compassionate discipline.Second significant acquisition of Charles Dickens letters in the past four yearsFor the second time in four years, The Huntington has added to its Charles Dickens (1812â€“1870) holdings, acquiring a set of 15 letters by the prolific 19th-century British novelist. Academic interest on Dickens remains strong, driven perhaps by the commemorations last year of the bicentennial of his birth. At least 35 books have been published about him in the past two years alone, but none of those authors had access to this set of letters, which until now has been in private hands.The letters, written between 1837 and 1868, are addressed to a variety of people. An Oct. 10, 1850, letter to Dickensâ€™ brother Frederick shows the novelist dealing once again with the chronic indebtedness of his sibling: â€œIf I were security for you, and you were false . . ., you never could pay me back the value of that broken trust and never could satisfy confidence again.â€ Other letters address editorial and business matters.The Huntington has more than 1,000 letters by Dickens, including the 35 acquired by the Collectorsâ€™ Council in 2010, making the library one of the top repositories in the world for Dickens research. Other major collections of letters are in the Morgan Library, the New York Public Library, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.Colorful political correspondence from contentious antebellum era (1848â€“52)Francis Baylies (1783â€“1852) was a member of Congress from Massachusetts before the Civil War and maintained an epistolary friendship with Gen. John Wool (1784â€“1869), a veteran of the Mexican-American War. The set of 47 letters by Baylies to Wool, acquired by the council, show that Bayliesâ€™ sharp tongue and savage wit spared no oneâ€”Whig or Democrat, Free-Soiler or slaveholderâ€”with the exception of Wool himself, about whom Baylies had written a glowing account of his war service.Routinely lamenting the venality, ineptitude, and petty-mindedness of officeholders at all levels, Baylies filled his letters to Wool with his acerbic portrayals of the political controversies of the day, from making peace with Mexico and limiting the expansion of slavery to the rambunctious conduct of party politics during the presidential elections of 1848 and 1852. At the same time, he frequently counseled Wool about the latterâ€™s efforts to protect his reputation from envious brother officers, to ensure that he would gain the credit for the American armyâ€™s triumph at the battle of Buena Vista in 1847 and to enhance his potential as a candidate for electoral office.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. The Huntington Library opens Monday to Friday except Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays to Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For general inquiries call (626) 405-2100.Â More information about The Huntington can be found online at www.huntington.org.Â The Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Calif., 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. 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News UpdatesOrissa High Court To Hear Plea Against Amended S. 166 of MV Act, Restricting Period For Filing Claims Petitions Akshita Saxena8 Jan 2021 4:18 AMShare This – xThe Orissa High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Central Government on a petition challenging the 2019 amendment introduced to Section 166(3) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, restricting the period of filing of application for compensation after the occurrence of an accident. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar and Justice Dr. BR Sarangi asked the Union…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 Orissa High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Central Government on a petition challenging the 2019 amendment introduced to Section 166(3) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, restricting the period of filing of application for compensation after the occurrence of an accident. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar and Justice Dr. BR Sarangi asked the Union of India to file its reply in the matter within eight weeks with liberty to the Petitioner to file a rejoinder affidavit thereto, if any, by the next date of hearing, i.e. 3rd May, 2021. The amended Section 166(3) states: “No application for compensation shall be entertained unless it is made within six months of the occurrence of the accident.” The PIL has been filed by Advocate Ananga Kumar Otta, stating that the amendment was made sans considering the plights of the victims, who might have been precluded from filing the claim petition on account of ongoing injuries/ sufferings/ coma state for more than six months. Six months limitation for filing claim petition inadequate The Petitioner is primarily aggrieved by the fact that the new provision takes away the authority of the Claims Tribunal to entertain an application filed after six months even if it is established that the applicant was prevented by sufficient cause from making the application in time. He has pointed out that in the prior legislations, be it the Motor Vehicles Act of 1939, Act of 1988 and the subsequent amendment Act of 1994, the Claims Tribunals have been empowered to condone the delay in filing of claim petitions, if sufficient cause is shown. In the MV Act 1939, Section 110-A (3) provided that an application for compensation shall not be entertained unless it is made within six months of the occurrence of the accident: Provided that the Claims Tribunal may entertain the application after the expiry of the said period of six months if it is satisfied that the applicant was prevented by sufficient cause from making the application in time. Similarly, under the MV Act, 1988, Section 166(3) as originally enacted provided limitation period of six months for filing a claim petition and also provided that the Claims Tribunal may entertain the application after the expiry of the said period, but not later than twelve months. This provision was omitted with effect from 14.11.1994, thereby meaning that a claimant can file an application at any time, as he chooses and even after a decade or a reasonable time. Inter alia, it is submitted that exclusion of the applicability of the Limitation Act, 1963 has caused havoc inasmuch as in most cases the victims of an accident get composed much after the time limit set by the Amending Act, 2019. “Much has been done under the Amending Act, 2019, to ensure minimization of accident, by raising the structure of penalty for violation of traffic rules, but due care has not been adhered to the genuine claim of the victims of road accident,” remarked the Petitioner. Problem with retrospective application Another issue raised by the Petitioner is that all cases, wherein the occurrence of the accident took place before six months and could have been entertained on the day before the Amending Act came into force, become barred under law. “The Amending Act, to that extent is exproprietary. Absence of provision for filing of applications in respect of accidents taking place six months prior to occurrence of the accident, by way of a saving clause at least makes no sense at all and leaves an idea of laying down the scheme of compensation only in respect of those victims, who suffered the accident within six months from the occurrence of the accident and ignore all those victims who could have maintained the application for compensation on the day preceding the day when such Amending Act, 2019 came into force, irrespective of the date/occurrence of the accident,” states the plea. The Petitioner has urged the Court to interpret the statute as a beneficial legislation and not as a restriction in respect of all such accident taking place prior to commencement of the Amending Act, 2019. He has sought a direction to declare that the provision as prospective and inapplicable to the accidents occurring prior to the commencement of the Amending Act, 2019.Advocate for the Petitioner- Susanta Kumar Dash, Swetlana Das, Asutosh Sahoo, Smruti Mohanty, NK Das and SK Dash. Click Here To Download Order Click Here To Download PetitionRead OrderNext Story
News UpdatesRamesh Jarkiholi CD Scandal : Karnataka High Court Issues Notice On PIL To Stop Publication Of Obscene Visuals By Media Mustafa Plumber12 April 2021 9:35 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the state government to respond to a public interest litigation filed seeking directions to frame statutory rules to prevent publishing by of indecent, obscene, violent, sexual video, audio and images and its graphic effects by media houses and to make any such publication as cognizable offence. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka…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 Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the state government to respond to a public interest litigation filed seeking directions to frame statutory rules to prevent publishing by of indecent, obscene, violent, sexual video, audio and images and its graphic effects by media houses and to make any such publication as cognizable offence. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj issued notice to the Union of India, Commissioner of Police and the state government, while hearing a petition filed by one H Naghabhushan Rao.The petition has been filed in the backdrop of the Ramesh Jarkiholi CD scandal, in which certain news channels telecasted visuals allegedly involving a state minister. The plea also seeks directions to the respondent police not to leak such video clips and other incriminating material collected in the course of the investigation of any case to the digital media. The bench in its order directed the petitioners to implead the State government in the matter as respondents. Further, it directed the State to place on record whether it has issued any directions to State Police to refrain from leaking information collected during the course of an investigation regarding any case to the press, public or media. The petitioner has claimed he was watching TV, when he saw media houses publishing obscene video/ partially blurred nude photographs and videos of several incidents showing it as part of the news programme. It is described as sex scandal of several political leaders, religious leaders and other celebrities. The petition said “Though the programme is shown as news it is shown as if it is an A-rated movie with sound effects graphics and repetitive dialogue delivery in thematic sound effects. While telecasting the news the sex video tapes are exhibited in different form, sometimes as blurred photographs and sometimes with or without editing or without censoring.” Further, while telecasting the news the TV anchors are repeating the vulgar language used in the video clips to make it loud and clear so that the public can understand the language that is used by two compromising individuals. The petitioner claims the Cable TV (Regulation) Act-1995 has no such provision or scheme to prevent such mischievous publication. Section-5 of the act provides that no person shall transmit or re-transmit through a cable service or any programme unless such programme is in conformity with the prescribed programme code. The plea says “No doubt if there is a crime the law has to take its own course to reach its logical conclusion. However, the media cannot decide who has to be the accused and who has to be the victim and also who has to investigate the case. Hence the same has to be regulated and the media houses are to be prevented from publishing such clips in the news to meet the public peace, tranquility and order.” The petitioner states that The Cable TV Network (regulation) act 1995, there is no proper mechanism under the act to control or restrict media networks from telecasting indecent, sexual and other harmful content which violates the morals of the public and also public tranquility. The respondent media houses in their live news are publishing the sexual video clips as news items. The news has to be reporting a fact to the public. In the guise of investigating journalism these video clips cannot be permitted to be displayed. It is claimed that under the Cinematography Act such contents are censored and certified by the censor board. But in the case of the media which is having far reaching viewership has no such mechanism to control the viewership. The plea will be next heard on June 7.Next Story