[Breaking] J&K Internet Curbs : SC To Hear Tomorrow Contempt Plea Over Non-Constitution Of Special Committee To Review 4G Ban

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] J&K Internet Curbs : SC To Hear Tomorrow Contempt Plea Over Non-Constitution Of Special Committee To Review 4G Ban LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 July 2020 7:09 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court will hear tomorrow the contempt petition filed by Foundation for Media Professionals(FMP) over the non-constitution of Special Committee to review the ban on 4G speed internet in Jammu and Kashmir.A bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, R Subash Reddy and B R Gavai will hear the petition, which seeks contempt action against Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and…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 Supreme Court will hear tomorrow the contempt petition filed by Foundation for Media Professionals(FMP) over the non-constitution of Special Committee to review the ban on 4G speed internet in Jammu and Kashmir.A bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, R Subash Reddy and B R Gavai will hear the petition, which seeks contempt action against Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Chief Secretary, U.T. of Jammu & Kashmir alleging non-compliance of the May 11 judgment of the Supreme Court, which had directed that a “Special Committee” be constituted to “immediately” to determine the necessity of continued restriction of mobile internet speeds in Jammu & Kashmir to 2G only.While declining to order restoration of 4G net services in J&K, the Court had then said that a “Special Committee”, which is separate from the Review Committee prescribed under the Temporary Telecom Suspension Rules 2017, was necessary having regard to the seriousness of the matter. “we are of the view that since the issues involved affect the State, and the nation, the Review Committee which consists of only State level officers, may not be in a position to satisfactorily address all the issues raised. We, therefore, find it appropriate to constitute a Special Committee comprising of the following Secretaries at national, as well as State, level to look into the prevailing circumstances and immediately determine the necessity of the continuation of the restrictions in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir”, the SC had observed.Even after such directions, the internet restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir were extended , without the formation of Special Committee, states the plea.This, according to FMP, amounts to “wilful disobedience” of the SC directions.The contempt petition, filed on June 9, is getting listed for admission tomorrow.After the SC verdict of May 11, the J&K administration extended the internet curbs thrice – on May 27, June 17 and July 8 – citing threat of cross-border terrorism. The administration also claimed that 2G internet speed has not caused any impediment to COVID-19 control steps, online education or e-commerce.Along with the contempt plea, FMP has also filed an application for immediate restoration of 4G services in the region, stating that the denial of the same amid the pandemic and lockdown has resulted in disrupting medical services, online education and e-commerce activities.The Central government had imposed a complete communications blackout in the erstwhile state of J&K in August 2019, right after abrogation of Article 370. Five months later in January 2020, on the basis of a Supreme Court order, the services were partially restored, only at 2G speed for mobile users. Access was provided only to a selected “white-listed” sites, and social media was completely blocked.The Supreme Court had observed that indefinite suspension of internet is not permissible and restrictions on internet have to follow the principles of proportionality under Article 19(2).The blockade on social media was lifted on March 4, but the speed was retained as 2G for mobile data.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgTennessee reports multiple positives among athletesKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers report multiple positive results for COVID-19 after the university ran a batch of tests last week.The tests were conducted after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. A spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the positive tests spanned “multiple sports.”Tennessee previously had two basketball players test positive, with both clearing quarantine. A graduate assistant for the football team tested positive and was quarantined for 14 days.Tennessee is bringing athletes back to campus in phases, with football the first to return on June 8. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFLBroncos notify fans of seating limitsDENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos are telling season ticket holders that Empower Field at Mile High won’t be at full capacity this season because of the coronavirus outbreak and face masks will be required if local officials allow a limited number of fans to attend games to maintain social distancing.The Broncos told season ticket holders in a memo that they’ll get priority for any single-game tickets that are sold this season whether or not they opt for a full refund for 2020 or a credit for 2021.Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles won’t be allowed to have fans in the stadium if the NFL plays games this season. The city has banned all large public events that require public permits through February 2021. Teams will be permitted to play without fans in Philadelphia. Thiem edges Berrettini to win Berlin exhibition tournamentBERLIN (AP) — Dominic Thiem has defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4) 6-4, 10-8 in the men’s final of a grass-court exhibition tournament in Berlin. The Steffi Graf Stadium in Berlin’s Grunewald district was largely empty for the match with spectator numbers restricted because of the coronavirus. They had to wear face masks and have their temperatures checked. No more than 800 fans were allowed in the 5,000-capacity stadium, though there were fewer present for the final after rain delayed play for almost seven hours. The women’s final between Elina Svitolina and Petra Kvitova was postponed to Friday, when a second tournament on a hard court in a hangar in Berlin’s closed Tempelhof airport is due to start. Matches to determine third place were called off altogether because of the rain. WNBA-DELLA DONNE-VIRUS OUTBREAK Update on the latest sports Manager Luis Rojas says a frustrated deGrom left Tuesday night’s camp outing after one inning at Citi Field. The team was awaiting test results, and deGrom is day to day. Any significant injury to the two-time Cy Young Award winner would be an enormous blow to New York during a season shortened to 60 games by the coronavirus. The right-hander had been scheduled to start on opening day July 24 against Atlanta, but that appears in jeopardy now. The Mets already are minus No. 2 starter Noah Syndergaard, who will miss the entire season following Tommy John surgery.In other MLB news:— Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is tracking pitches and doing strength and stability exercises while he waits for his ailing back to calm down. An MRI on Tuesday showed rib-head inflammation on his left side that is causing spasms — a condition he has dealt with before in his career. Rizzo is considered day to day, and manager David Ross says it’s still early to talk about him beginning the 60-game season on the injured list. Michigan to allow fewer fans, or none at allANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says fewer fans, if any, will attend games at “The Big House” if the Wolverines play college football games this year.The athletic department says a final decision will be made after conferring with medical experts, the school’s leadership and the Big Ten Conference, along with government officials and agencies.Michigan’s policies include the elimination of season tickets for the 2020 season. Paperless tickets will be available for individual games to only season ticket holders, not the general public, if there is a season and spectators are given access to the 107,601-seat Michigan Stadium.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNESSEE And the Green Bay Packers say they won’t admit fans to any training camp practices or preseason home games due to the coronavirus pandemic. This also applies to the annual Packers Family Night, an annual event that features a practice and other activities.NFL-TITANS-HENRYTitans, Derrick Henry agree to contract before NFL deadlineNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a new contract with Derrick Henry, keeping the NFL rushing leader around and not playing under the franchise tag before the NFL deadline for an extension. The team announced the deal, saying only that it was a “multi-year extension.” Henry reportedly received a four-year deal for $50 million with $25.5 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.com. His horses Charlatan and Gamine each tested positive for lidocaine in two rounds of testing after winning races at the Hot Springs, Arkansas, track on May 2. Under the rules, a trainer is held responsible for the condition of any horse that is entered regardless of the acts of any third parties. NFL-OBIT-DAVID LEWISFormer NFL and USC player David Lewis dies at 65TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A key member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 1979 team that reached the NFC title game has died at 65. The Titans had until 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday to sign Henry to an extension or pay him $10.2 million under the franchise tag he signed April 2. The Titans signed quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a four-year deal in March. Elsewhere in the NFL:— A domestic violence complaint against former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Blair Brown has been dismissed. According to Duval County court records, a judge dismissed the case last week. Brown’s agent, Michael Boyer, released a statement saying Brown “is very pleased to put this all behind him and continue his life and football career.” According to the complaint filed in May 2019, Brown pointed a gun at his wife and threatened to kill her. He also was accused of pushing her to the ground, kicking her in the abdomen and punching her in the face after a verbal altercation in April 2019.TENNIS-BERLIN-EXHIBITION The women’s final between Elina Svitolina and Petra Kvitova was postponed to Friday, when a second tournament on a hard court in a hangar in Berlin’s closed Tempelhof airport is due to start. Matches to determine third place were called off altogether because of the rain. HORSE RACING-BAFFERT SUSPENDEDTriple-Crown-winning trainer gets 15-day banLOS ANGELES (AP) — Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended for 15 days by the Arkansas Racing Commission after two of his horses tested positive for a banned substance. The commission says in a ruling that the suspension runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 15. Delle Donne hurt that request denied by panel of doctorsNEW YORK (AP) — WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is hurt that her request was denied to be medically excused for the season. The panel of independent doctors the league and union agreed upon to decide whether players should be medically excused deemed her not to be “high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble.” The league’s reigning MVP has battled Lyme disease since 2008 and thought she would be medically excused from playing this season by the panel. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MICHIGAN Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-METS-DEGROMDeGrom leaves game with back tightnessNEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom exited an intrasquad game because of back tightness, and the New York Mets’ ace was scheduled for an MRI. Associated Press July 15, 2020 VIRUS OUTBREAK-RED SOXRed Sox hurlers sidelinedBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed left-handers Eduardo Rodríguez, Josh Taylor and Darwinzon Hernandez on the injured list while they recover from COVID-19. Rodríguez won 19 games last year and had been expected to start the opener. All three pitchers are eligible to be activated as soon as they are asymptomatic and test negative twice at least 24 hours apart. But they would need time to prepare for the season. Without Rodríguez at least for the first time through the rotation, Nathan Eovaldi is expected to start against the Baltimore Orioles in the July 24 opener. Josiah-Jordan James, a sophomore guard on the basketball team, spoke to reporters last week about how tough it was seeing two teammates test positive for COVID-19. He said that drove home the seriousness of the pandemic and the need to follow all the safety precautions even when he doesn’t feel like wearing a mask.TENNIS-BERLIN EXHIBITIONThiem wins tennis exhibition tournamentBERLIN (AP) — Dominic Thiem has defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4) 6-4, 10-8 in the men’s final of a grass-court exhibition tournament in Berlin. The Steffi Graf Stadium in Berlin’s Grunewald district was largely empty for the match with spectator numbers restricted because of the coronavirus. They had to wear face masks and have their temperatures checked. No more than 800 fans were allowed in the 5,000-capacity stadium, though there were fewer present for the final after rain delayed play for almost seven hours. David Lewis died in Tampa. The cause was not immediately known but USC said he had struggled with health issues in recent years. Lewis played college ball at USC. He was also among the defensive stars on the 1979 Buccaneers team that reached the NFC title game, capping the franchise’s “worst to first” transformation. The Bucs won 10 games that year after having won just seven in the franchise’s previous three seasons.last_img read more

QPR boss unsure over Remy’s future

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp says he has no idea whether Loic Remy is likely to join Newcastle on a permanent basis.Signed by the R’s from Marseille for £8m a year ago, Remy has scored 10 goals in 18 league appearances since joining the Magpies on a season-long loan.There has been speculation over whether Newcastle will agree a deal to buy him, while Arsenal are also reported to be interested in the French striker.Redknapp said: “I honestly don’t know what the deal is there. The chairman [Tony Fernandes] and [chief executive] Philip Beard did the loan deal.“I don’t know what the situation is, I just know he’s done exactly what I expected him to, which is to score goals. He can score goals anywhere in the Premier League.”Redknapp has made it clear he would happily sell Remy if QPR received a big-money bid.See also:QPR boss would be happy to sell RemyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Like Intel, AMD Earnings Bit By Windows 8 Launch

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now markhachman Quarterly earnings reports from the two major chipmakers seem to indicate an unusual trough, rather than a peak, at about the time Microsoft launched Windows 8.For the fourth quarter of 2012, AMD reported a loss of $473 million on revenue of $1.16 billion, with revenue off by about a third compared to a year ago, with losses widening from $177 million. Last week, Intel reported net income of $11.0 billion on revenue of $53.3 billion for the same quarter, with profits falling 15% and revenue down just over 1%.Both companies reported that PC sales were off more than they had expected; Intel’s PC Client Group revenue fell 1.5% sequentially and 6% year-over-year, to $8.5 billion. AMD chief financial officer Devinder Kumar reported that CPU revenue dropped by 13%, as computer makers took a cautious approach to selling Windows 8 PCs. Graphics revenue dropped 9%, also tied to PC sales.Intel, widely viewed as the dominant microprocessor provider from both a sales and a strategic perspective, rode out the storm. Yes, the company said that holiday PCs sales weren’t as strong as originally expected at the beginning of the year, but that overall sales were nevertheless strong. Intel expects first-quarter sales to drop 6%, in line with normal seasonal declines.“We think that there was an inventory drain and a worldwide supply chain for PCs in the fourth quarter,” chief executive Paul Otellini said. “Our channel checks would suggest that a lot of older generation Windows 7 PCs were burned off in the quarter.”“Choppy” OutlookOtellini didn’t talk much about the expected outlook for 2013. AMD chief executive Rory Read, however, did. And what he said wasn’t all that heartening.“From my perspective, as I look at the PC market, that market’s going to continue to be choppy in 2013, particularly in the first half,” Read told investors Tuesday. “Remember when you go back to Q1 last year, there was a lot of concern about the flood, how it affected Thailand and the hard disk [market], and the… supply chain was quite resilient. The numbers were quite strong out of Q1. We think there will be continued chop and pressure in the first half of 2013. This market’s a bit dynamic right now.“We do think that Win8 is a very important event in the industry,” Read added. “And I think that impact, or effect, will build over the course of the year. We expect the second half to be stronger than the first half from my perspective. As I look at the overall year, weaker in the first half, stronger in the second half, [overall] flat to slightly down. That’s our view of it.”AMD’s StugglesAMD is struggling, no question about it. Any quarter where a company is forced to mention the minimum amount of cash it needs to maintain operations, as AMD did ($700 million, versus the $1.2 billion AMD actually has on hand) is not a quarter brimming with health and optimism. But AMD has positioned itself as a company executing some strategic changes, including investing heavily in the enterprise and its SeaMicro dense server business. Still, AMD did some things right, actually managing to increase the selling prices of its products in a brutally competitive market. Revenue fell only because the amount of chips it sold fell as the PC market slowed down. Banking heavily on its “Trinity” APU, which combines CPU and graphics, would normally be a smart move.“The downturn in the overall PC market hurt both Intel and AMD but appears to have hurt AMD more,” said Patrick Moorhead, a former AMD corporate fellow and now principal analyst at Moor Insights. “Servers are the bigger issue as it drives so much profit, but unfortunately AMD didn’t drive a lot of market share or profit dollars. Trinity was a good part but given [manufacturer] conservatism of not loading up for inventory during the holiday season, AMD felt the effects.”So: unexpectedly low PC sales before and through the Windows 8 launch, plus a somewhat normal, seasonally slow first half of 2013. With a bit of a Windows 8 hangover, to boot. Will the market revive in the second half of the year? We’ll find out.As we wait for Microsoft’s earnings on Thursday, AMD and Intel have filled in some key data points. The overall story still seems unchanged, however: Expect Microsoft to report a slow start for Windows 8.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Tags:#AMD#Intel#Microsoft#PCs#Windows 8 Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more