first_imgThe special CBI court in Ranchi on Thursday deferred pronouncing the quantum of sentence against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and 15 other accused in a fodder scam case for the second consecutive day and indicated that it could be done through video conference on Friday.Mr. Prasad said he has no problem appearing in court.In a crowded court-room the CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh said he would deliver the sentence in alphabetical order and asked the RJD chief to leave the court as his number would come up on Friday. The judge also said that he would decide on Friday whether the sentence would be given over video conference or in court. Responding to him, Mr. Prasad said he was for personal appearance and gave an assurance there would be no slogans raised in the courtroom by his supporters.Agency reports said the CBI judge also said that he had received phone calls from the RJD chief’s well-wishers but he should not worry as he would only follow the law. The judge, however, did not elaborate from whom he had received the calls, said the reports.‘I am innocent’However, lawyers who were present in the courtroom told the media Mr. Prasad told the judge that he was innocent and should be acquitted. Mr. Prasad and the judge also exchanged a few sentences in a lighter vein, they said.Later, amid tight security Mr. Prasad returned to the Birsa Munda Central jail of Ranchi where he, along with the other convicts in the case, is lodged.The case, RC 64(A)/96, pertains to the fraudulent withdrawal of ₹84.5 crore from Deoghar (now in Jharkhand) treasury between 1991-1994.Like the last two days, a large number of RJD leaders and workers were present outside the jail gate and on the court premises.“We’ll stay here even on Friday…he (Lalu Prasad) is our leader…how can we leave him here all alone,” said RJD leader and party legislator Vijay Prakash.Senior party leader Raghuvansh Prasad too was present on the court premises giving bites to local news channels. However, no family member of Mr. Lalu Prasad was around. Party sources said they were busy offering prayers at temples in Patna.On Wednesday the court issued contempt notices to senior RJD leaders Raghuvansh Prasad, Shivanand Tiwari, leader of opposition Tejaswi Yadav and Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari for criticising the court verdict in the media on December 23. The RJD leaders said they would respond to the notice when they receive it.‘One to seven years’Meanwhile, legal luminaries told The Hindu that for the sections under which Mr. Prasad has been convicted, the quantum of imprisonment could be a minimum of one year to maximum seven years.“But, it all depends on the evidence collected by the court and how the judge observes and interprets it,” said Patna-based lawyer Y.V. Giri.In Patna, the RJD leaders have been saying, “Come what may, the party is ready for the next battle to chase away fascist forces from the country and the State as well.”last_img read more

first_imgNineteen people, including three children, were killed and six others were injured after a cement-laden truck they were travelling in overturned on a highway in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar. The victims were labourers from central Gujarat and were coming from Pipavav port.“Twenty-five people were in the open cement laden truck. The driver lost control while overtaking another vehicle on the highway and the truck turned turtle. Twelve women were among those killed,” a State government release said. The government has announced compensation of ₹4 lakh each for the victims.“My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in the accident… I pray that those who have been injured in the accident recover at the earliest,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani asked the authorities to conduct an inquiry. The truck driver fled after the accident.last_img read more

first_imgThe long-term water supply projects in Rajasthan will be completed on time to ensure the availability of water in the geographically difficult areas. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has given instructions for speeding up implementation of water supply schemes for both drinking and irrigation.Mr. Gehlot said at a review meeting here after the appointment of committees for the Rajiv Gandhi Jal Sanchay Yojana that the long-term projects would permanently resolve the issue of paucity of water caused by scanty and erratic rainfall in the State. “The projects should be formulated to meet the local needs and regularly monitored,” he said.The progress of projects financed by institutions such as the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Japan International Cooperation Agency and New Development Bank as well as the dam, canal and small irrigation projects was reviewed on the occasion.The committees appointed at the district, block and village panchayat levels for the Yojana will coordinate the activities of various departments and monitor the progress of work for water conservation.last_img read more

first_imgRey Guevarra cruises to record-tying 5th PBA Slam Dunk title Other schools in Group A are Treston, AMA University, and Manila University.UAAP Season 81 runner-up University of the Philippines is the top school for Group A with Far Eastern University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, College of St. Benilde, San Sebastian College also in the fold.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDiliman College and La Consolacion College are also in Group B.Games will be played at San Beda and at SGS Gym in Quezon City. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MANILA, Philippines—A total of 32 teams are set to see action in the 25th season of the Fr. Martin’s Cup Summer League that will start on April 6 at the campus of defending champion San Beda.The Red Lions, also the reigning NCAA champions, headline Group A that includes Arellano University, University of Perpetual Help, and UAAP’s De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT The high school division, meanwhile, has 14 schools with Group A comprising of Letran, FEU, University of Santo Tomas, San Beda-Manila, Diliman College, St. Patrick’s High School, and AMA.Adamson University, San Beda-Rizal, Arellano, Lyceum, Treston, San Sebastian, and La Consolacion are in Group B.The women’s division will have five teams competing for the title with defending champion National University, the owner of five UAAP titles, staking its claim to the throne against UST, FEU, La Salle, and University of the East.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLDRA has introduced an enhanced version of the LDRA tool suite for Automotive that helps customers reduce cost, effort, and time of complying with the latest release of the ISO 26262 functional safety standard. The enhanced LDRA tool suite for Automotive enables embedded developers to quickly understand the requirements of the new ISO 26262-6:2018ISO 26262-6:2018 standard depending on the Automotive Safety Integrity Level required for their application and helps ensure safe and secure automotive application development and deployment. LDRA’s commitment to the automotive sector is typified by their representation on the ISO 26262:2018 Technical Committee, and reflected in the continuous improvement of its automotive tool suite to help automotive suppliers and OEMs manage the overall cost of compliance and mitigate risk of developing and delivering their applications. LDRA’s comprehensive requirements-through-verification solution quickly and easily identifies standard requirements according to the specific ASIL and shares those requirements across the development team for further timesaving and collaboration. Automating coding standards compliance, verification, and reporting save even more time and money. The LDRA tool suite will enable lifecycle traceability, coding standards compliance with industry standards such as CERT and MISRA, as well as in-house coding standards. Furthermore, the LDRA tool suite will automate the process of testing and report generation.LDRA’s enhanced tool suite is tuned to help automotive customers comply with the latest ISO 26262 standard based on their ASIL requirements. Developers of ADAS, infotainment, powertrain, body electronics applications, and autonomous vehicle technology can select the ASIL A, B, C or D assurance required by their application and quickly understand the corresponding requirements. LDRA TBmanager, a module within the automotive tool suite, helps developers manage the workflow process and activities, understand exactly what is required of a system targeted at a specific ASIL, and automate compliance. LDRA TBmanager generates the appropriate standards objectives, and enables requirements traceability, static and dynamic analysis, and automated reports for compliance with that level, and then maps LDRA tool suite capabilities to the latest release of ISO 26262. This process effectively simplifies, automates, and reduces the cost of compliance, while also automating and expediting the delivery of certification evidence.The latest LDRA tool suite for Automotive will be on display at embedded world 2019.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous powerBridge: 2U 19” system allows signal processing of 48 GigE-vision camerasNext Arrow Electronics extends global secure provisioning services for IoT deviceslast_img read more