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News Updates”No Means No, The Word ‘No’ Does Not Need Any Further Explanation : Himachal Pradesh HC Denies Bail To Man Accused Of Raping Minor Nupur Thapliyal5 May 2021 9:24 PMShare This – x”NO MEANS NO- The simplest of sentences have become the most difficult for some men to understand” observed the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday while rejecting the bail application filed by a man accused of raping a 17 year old minor. A single judge bench comprising of Justice Anoop Chitkara observed thus: “No does not mean yes, it does not mean that the girl is shy, it does not mean that the girl is asking a man to convince her, it does not mean that he has to keep pursuing her. The word NO doesn’t need any further explanation or justification. It ends there, and the man has to stop. Be that as it may, the victim, in this case, said no to the accused when he started touching her, but he continued. It nowhere implies consent, or zeal and desire to explore and feel each other in romantic love.” Suresh Kumar was in custody since 18th December last year in relation to an FIR registered against him under sec. 376 of IPC and sec. 4 of POCSO Act. On 17th December 2020, Kumar picked up the minor girl, who was also his friend, in his vehicle by offering to drop her to her house. However, he changed the way and started touching her inappropriately. While the girl said NO to him, he threatened the victim that if she started to cry, he will forced himself upon her. Kumar then asked if she would marry him to which the victim responded as a no. Thereafter, he undressed her and had sexual intercourse with her. On reaching home, the victim narrated the whole incident to her mother, based on which the FIR was registered against Kumar by the Police. It was the case of the accused that the victim in her sec. 164 CrPC statement had stated that she was a friend of the accused and that her taking life in his vehicle further proved that the friendship was cordial as a result of which sexual intercourse took place with “active consent and without any force on her by the accused.”. Looking at the facts of the case, the Court reasoned that the fact that the victim revealed the unfortunate incident to her mother “prima facie points towards the genuineness of the incident.””She would have kept it discreet because, as per her version, no one had noticed them. If the sexual act was with her will, she would not have told anyone about the same and tried to conceal the same. The victim voluntarily narrated the incident to her mother, prima facie points towards the genuineness of the incident. It would be correct to say that it was courageous for the victim girl to talk about the unfortunate incident to her mother and later come forward and report the same with the police.” The Court observed at the outset. Furthermore, making strong observation that a NO MEANS NO, the Bench went ahead to observe that despite the victim saying no to the accused, he did not stop. “When the curriculum does not include the proper sex education, the children raised by such societies fail the women time and again.” The Court observed at the outset. Denying the relief of bail to the accused, the Judge interestingly expressed special gratitude to his Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant, Ms. Apoorva Maheshwari, for an “excellent perspective” in this case. Click Here To Read JudgmentTagshimachal pradesh high court minor victim rape rape with minor no means no Justice Anoop Chitkara Next Story
Oxford applicants for 2010 and 2011 will not have to face the additional hurdle of achieving the new A* grade at A-Level, the University has announced.A spokesperson for Oxford University said, “as with any new grades/qualifications we are interested to see how they correlate with our own selection procedures.”The University has not ruled out the possibility of using A*s in the future. “If it becomes apparent that A* grades are a good indication of aptitude for Oxford courses, we will be interested in looking at them,” said a University spokesperson.Several students have praised Oxford’s decision to delay using the new grade, which carries a pass mark of 90%.Elena Lynch, the chair of Target Schools, which is an OUSU initiative aiming to improve access to Oxford, said, “the A* grade is a new grade for A-levels and we should wait to see how it works and which students are getting this grade before we make offers on it.”But she expressed her support for the introduction of the grade, saying that it could help universities distinguish between the numerous straight-A students.She said, “Oxford currently receives thousands of applications a year, and an A* grade, provided the university’s concerns are satisfied, would probably help to choose between them but only along with the whole process of interviews, personal statements and academic work.”Another student commented that Oxford’s decision not to immediately use the A* grade, “prevents the students at this present moment in time who are the ‘guinea pig’ year from worrying about the new system and the effects it will have on their application to Oxford.”Oxford’s decision comes after Cambridge University announced that it would require at least one A* from 2010 onwards. Cambridge’s criteria are set to rise to two A*s and an A “in the fullness of time.”
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Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Dustin Brown, right, was the drawing winner of the gun raffle Saturday evening. Edwin Marten was the successful bidder. John Munro, left, was the organizer of the rifle fundraiser.By John Munro, special to Sumner Newscow â€” I am writing this as an open letter to all who in some way participated in the raffle and auction we just had during the Kansas Wheat Festival to benefit the Wellington Food Bank. Â This includes everyone who was a sponsor, helped out on ticket sales, and everyone who bought tickets or participated in the auction. Â I just can’t thank you all enough. Â Special thanks goes out to those who helped out a little more. Â Dena Martens, who besides being a sponsor and taking care of designing and printing all the posters, flyers and tickets, helped out with distribution of tickets, participated in selling tickets and otherwise helped with making everything else run smoothly. Â Tracy McCue and the Sumner News Cow for advertising and promoting our event, including running the Where”s Henry series we did, all free of charge. Â Annarose and Wanda at the Wellington Chamber of Commerce for including our event in the Wheat Festival list of events, and their advise and recommendations. Â Shelly Hansel and Alda Boyd at Channel 55 for doing a special Show and Shel about our project. Â You folks are the greatest, and without your help this thing would never have worked out. Â Thanking all of our sponsors Vince Erwin Glass, Smokers Choice, Impact Bank, Carroll Glass and Pig Shack BBQ, The Gold Corner, Andy”s Grill and Bar, Bank of Commerce, Walmart, Trigger Guard Shooting Range, Rohrer Custom and Fabrication, Wheatland Services and of course Henry Repeating Arms Company who gave us special pricing on engraving and donated two rifle displays. Â Individual sponsors Kent Johnston, Vince Wetta and Terry Nunemaker. Â Special thanks to Larry Theurer for being our auctioneer.A little over a year ago I told Susan Musson who runs the Wellington Food Bank that I was going to raise $5,000 to help them out. Â So last fall I organized a raffle for a DPMS Oracle rifle and we did it during the Fall Festival, and while we did succeed in raising a little over $1,900 I felt that I could do a little better. Â Besides, I told her I was going for $5,000. Â Â Saturday evening, July 9 I kept my promise. Â Between the raffle and the auction we grossed right at $5,900. Â We printed a total of 1200 tickets and sold every one of them. Â Demand was so high at times that we had to shut off some of our vendors early in order to have some tickets left for sale during the week of the festival. Â Jill Dejarnett at Vince Erwin Glass was so good at selling these tickets that she managed to run 160 tickets by herself. Â If I hadn’t had to shut her off, I’m sure she would have ran over 200. Carroll Glass/Pig Shack was another stellar performer, selling over 140. Â Smokers Choice, Bank of Commerce and The Gold Corner all sold in excess of 100 each. Â I’m not sure how many tickets Jane Cold sold during the week of the festival but I’ll bet if was well over 100. Â The auction part didn’t work out as well as I had hoped. Â The auction rifle ended up selling for $1,000, and while we didn’t lose any money on it, we didn’t make very much either. All part of the learning experience, I guess. Â Edwin Martens was the successful bidder on the auction, while Dustin Brown was the lucky winner of the raffle.I really am so proud of the support from everyone. Â We all should be very happy to live in our little community. Â With so many terrible things going on in our country, it’s good to know that we still have the heart to take care of one another.Next year? Â At this point I really just don’t know. Â It was a lot of fun doing this, but it was also a lot of work. Â Maybe if I can recruit a few more people to take care of the day to day running around, keeping the vendors supplied with tickets and collecting the sales receipts, recruiting sponsors, etc. Â We’ll see. Â In the meantime, thanking everyone again, and God bless you all, JohnFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.
Instead, at age 16 he moved to Inter, where then manager Rafael Benitez hailed him as “the future of Inter”.That bold prediction was quickly forgotten as Coutinho found it difficult to adjust to life in Italy, with loan spells at Vasco and Espanyol providing more first-team opportunities but little to suggest his future stardom.Fortunately for Coutinho, Brendan Rodgers, then in charge at Liverpool, had spotted his potential when he helped Brazil win the Under-20 World Cup.Coutinho accepted the challenge of moving to England, where the frenetic and physical pace of play can sometimes overwhelm foreign imports.He hit the ground running and scored his first goal for Liverpool on his full debut in a 5–0 victory over Swansea in February 2013.It helped that Coutinho is teetotal and a devout Christian with no time for the nightclub antics that have derailed the careers of so many of his peers.That commitment to his craft fuelled Coutinho’s ascent and he quickly became an integral part of the Liverpool side that narrowly failed to end the club’s long wait to win the title in the 2013-14 season.Once Liverpool’s star striker Luis Suarez was sold to Barcelona in 2014, it was Coutinho who assumed the mantle of the team’s driving force.With 41 goals and countless assists in 152 league appearances for Liverpool, Coutinho was just as valuable to current boss Jurgen Klopp once he succeeded Rodgers.But silverware has been elusive at Anfield and a yearning for success on the grandest stage made it inevitable that he would hand in a transfer request when Barcelona offered over £100 million to sign him in August last year.Liverpool rejected Barca’s approaches then, but there was no such declaration of intent this time as the Reds finally bowed to Coutinho’s wishes on Saturday. Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | When Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool in 2013, the Brazil forward was so lightly regarded that his signing was overshadowed by the arrival of Daniel Sturridge at Anfield earlier that month.But five years later, Coutinho has become such a formidable force that his departure is being mourned by Liverpool fans around the world after Barcelona signed the Reds star on Saturday in a blockbuster transfer worth a reported £142 million ($192 million, 160 million euros).Coutinho was just 20 and yet to fully harness his talents when Liverpool paid £8.5 million to bring him to the Premier League from Inter Milan, so perhaps it was not surprising that beating Southampton to his signature could not take the spotlight away from the capture of the highly-rated Sturridge from Chelsea.It did not take long for Coutinho to seize the stage however and, while Sturridge’s injury-ravaged career is in danger of becoming an afterthought, the Brazilian is now one of the game’s most coveted players.Coutinho’s against-the-odds rise is a tribute to a tenacious personality inherited from his close-knit working-class family back home in the tough Rocha district of Rio de Janeiro.Now married to childhood sweetheart Aine, Coutinho once said: “My family is the foundation of everything in my life.”He has needed that secure background to survive the slings and arrows of a career that might be glittering now, but for several years was full of potential pitfalls.Having honed his natural gifts while playing futsal, the smaller indoor version of the sport, with brothers Cristiano and Leandro, the diminutive Coutinho was offered a trial by Vasco da Gama.But Coutinho was so shy he clung to his father while the other youngsters warmed up.“After a short while and some motivation, I was fine. When I actually started to play, it was all normal and natural. I wasn’t shy anymore, I was enjoying it,” he recalled.The road was to get rougher for Coutinho, who was snubbed by Real Madrid when the Spanish giants passed up the chance to sign him from his Brazilian club for just £2.2 million in 2008.– Commitment to his craft –
Facebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)State shellfish managers have canceled the first two days (April 24 and 25) of a tentatively planned eight-day razor clam dig due to rising marine toxin levels. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will announce next week whether the rest of the dig, now scheduled to begin April 26, will go forward as planned. Recent tests have found toxin levels at all ocean beaches meet health standards, but the Washington Department of Health has asked for one more test to be sure, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW. “In the last few days, we’ve seen increasing levels of the algae that can cause domoic acid in ocean water,” Ayres said. “We just want to make sure razor clams are safe to eat before giving the green light on this dig.” Domoic acid, a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae, can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. The toxin has disrupted razor clam digs along Washington’s coast over the past two years.More information about domoic acid can be found on WDFW’s webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/domoic_acid.html.The department will announce the results of the upcoming toxin test early next week on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html. The proposed dig, along with morning low tides and beaches, is listed below:April 26, Wednesday, 7:09 a.m.; -1.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Long BeachApril 27, Thursday, 7:55 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Long BeachApril 28, Friday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.8 feet, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Long BeachApril 29, Saturday, 9:32 a.m.; -1.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Long BeachApril 30, Sunday, 10:24 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Long BeachMay 1, Monday, 11:20 a.m.; -0.8 feet; Long BeachAll diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.
Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Neither of the mistakes led to points for Tampa Bay (2-2), which was unable to do much offensively until the fourth quarter.Brady threw a 5-yard TD pass to Chris Hogan in the second quarter, and Stephen Gostkowski kicked field goals of 27, 23, 45 and 48 yards for the Patriots (3-2).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJameis Winston rallied Tampa Bay late with an 18-yard TD pass to Cameron Brate that trimmed New England’s lead to 16-14 with 2:09 remaining. He marched the Bucs from his 25 to the Patriots 19 before throwing an incompletion on the final play.It might not have come down to a last-second drive if not for another poor performance by Bucs kicker Nick Folk. San Beda racks up 14th straight win, eliminates EAC Folk missed two field goals and an extra-point before beating the New York Giants on a last-second kick last week. He missed three more field goals Thursday, including a 31-yarder that would have cut a nine-point deficit to six in the closing minutes.With his 186th career regular-season win as a starter, Brady tied Brett Favre and Peyton Manning for the most by a quarterback in NFL history. He also has 25 postseason victories, including five Super Bowls.Defensively, the Patriots entered the night on pace to yield more than yards than any team in league history.And, Winston and a young Tampa Bay offense that’s progressively gotten better since he was selected first overall in the 2015 draft was hoping to be the latest beneficiary of New England’s struggles.Running back Doug Martin provided a lift in his return from a suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers with 74 yards rushing and one TD.But one week after throwing for 332 yards and three touchdowns without an interception and overcoming a pair of fourth-quarter deficits to beat the Giants, Winston was unable to move the ball consistently until the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Winston finished 26 of 45 with 334 yards and no interceptions. DeSean Jackson had five receptions for 106 yards.Playing without injured tight end Rob Gronkowski (thigh), Brady finished 30 of 40 with one interception.STREAK ENDSBrady opened the game with four straight completions before throwing his first interception of the season, overthrowing a wide-open Hogan in the middle of the field to end a streak of 264 pass attempts without an interception.BOUNCING BACKSince 2003, New England is 44-6 in regular-season games following a loss. The Patriots have dropped back-to-back games only six times during that time span — in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012 and twice in 2015. As a starter, Brady is 44-10 in games following a loss.RING OF HONORThe Buccaneers honored Malcolm Glazer at halftime, inducting the late owner into the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium.Glazer, whose family still runs the team, died in 2014 at the age of 85. He purchased the franchise in 1995 for a then-record $192 million.INJURIESPatriots: Gronkowski was added the injury report after Wednesday’s practice, listed as questionable. … The Patriots did not report any injuries during the game.Buccaneers: Played with three defensive starters — LBs Lavonte David (ankle) and Kwon Alexander (hamstring), and S Keith Tandy (hip). Tandy’s backup T.J. Ward (hip) was inactive, too. … DB Josh Robinson left the game in the first half with a concussion. … DE Ryan Russell injured his shoulder in the second quarter and did not return. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots makes his way off the field following the Patriots’ 19-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at an NFL football game on October 5, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFPTAMPA, Florida — Tom Brady threw for 303 yards and one touchdown, and New England’s porous defense showed signs of improvement Thursday in a 19-14 NFL victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The Super Bowl champions rebounded from a last-second loss to Carolina, despite Brady turning the ball over twice — on his first interception in eight regular-season games and a fumble on one of Tampa Bay’s three sacks.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacuees