A Delhi court on Thursday transferred the case against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in the matter of the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar to a designated fast-track court.Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh transferred the case to the designated court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal as per a Supreme Court judgment which said that cases against politicians would be heard by a fast-track court, and fixed May 28 as the date for further proceedings.“Since he is a sitting Member of Parliament, matter is being sent to the special designated court for politicians, that is ACMM Samar Vishal. Matter be taken up on May 28,’’ Mr. Singh said.The Delhi police had on May 14 accused Mr. Tharoor of abetting Pushkar’s suicide, and chargesheeted him under Sections 498A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code. While Section 498A entails maximum punishment of three years in prison, Section 306 attracts a maximum jail term of 10 years.The MP had termed the chargesheet “preposterous” and said that he intends to contest it “vigorously”.The court is yet to take cognisance of the chargesheet and summon Mr. Tharoor.
By Aparajita Upadhyay New Delhi, Dec 16 (PTI) Teen shooting sensation Manu Bhaker says her aim is to secure a quota place for the 2020 Olympics. Having left her mark in almost all the top events, the 16-year-old Bhaker is now focussed on making the cut for the Tokyo Games. Bhaker, who started the year with gold medals in her maiden senior World Cup, added two more yellow metals at the Commonwealth Games and the Youth Olympics, the first by an Indian shooter. “My aim now is to win Olympic quota,” Bhaker told PTI. The year saw a string of young shooters including Saurabh Chaudhary and Bhaker scale great heights in the sport. The youngsters came out on top at the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, the Youth Olympics and the Senior Nationals. “We saw the youth power this year, it feels really good that teenagers are doing so well and achieving their goals. We have set our goals and are working hard, it is very surprising that suddenly all of us are doing so well. I feel very nice when I see youngsters performer,” Bhaker said. Indian shooting has a bright future with the abundance of young talent at its disposal. The recently-concluded National Shooting Championship saw 13-year-old Esha Singh upstage big names like Bhaker and Heena Sidhu in the women’s air pistol events to win three gold medals. Unlike other sports, shooting allows youngster to participate in both the senior and junior events. Such exposure has benefitted the younger generation. “Even in the senior events most of the competitors are from juniors and it helps us. In shooting we juniors get the opportunity to participate in the senior events that is not the case in wrestling and boxing,” the World Cup gold medallist said. PTI APA AHadvertisement
zoom Bulgarian shipping company Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar) has added to its fleet Chumerna, a 2012-built bulk carrier bought from Switzerland’s ABC Maritime. The Handysize bulker was purchased for USD 8 million in November 2016, VesselsValue’s data shows.The 36,900 dwt Chumerna, previously known as Adfines South, was built by China’s Zhejiang Zhenghe Shipbuilding.Featuring a length of 190 meters and a width of 28.5 meters, Chumerna has ice class 1C.Navibulgar’s fleet is currently comprised of 30 bulkers. In addition, the firm has five Handy bulk carriers on order at Jiangsu Hongqiang shipyard in China, which are slated for delivery in 2017, according to data provided by VesselsValue.In the next few months, Navibulgar plans to further increase its fleet by adding three ice class 1C vessels, the company said.
zoom Navios ShipManagement Inc., a member of Navios Group, is looking to hire DuPont Clean Technologies as its preferred supplier of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for the company’s vessels. Under a letter of intent, Navios and DuPont Clean Technologies said that they would carry out a joint feasibility study and techno-economic analysis of marine scrubbing units for retrofitting or new build installation on a variety of vessels, from bulk carriers to containers and tankers.The planned feasibility study will examine the viability of fitting DuPont™ Marine Scrubbers on both retrofit and newbuild projects.“Talks with Navios reached this point because both companies are focused on efficiently reducing emissions. With our technical capabilities and flexible, reliable exhaust gas cleaning systems, we are able to ensure that Navios maintains its emissions standards with full confidence,” Marco Dierico, business development manager for DuPont™ Marine Scrubbers, said.Navios Group operates a fleet of 163 owned and long-term charter-in vessels ranging from Capesize to Panamax, Ultra-Handymax and Handy size bulk carriers, container vessels and MR2, LR1 VLCC and chemical tanker vessels deployed for freight movement around the world.