Breaking: Freedom Fighter’s Widowed/Divorced Daughters Having No Income Entitled To His Pension, Blanket Exclusion Violates Art.14 :Calcutta High Court

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Freedom Fighter’s Widowed/Divorced Daughters Having No Income Entitled To His Pension, Blanket Exclusion Violates Art.14 :Calcutta High Court Nupur Thapliyal10 April 2021 11:24 PMShare This – xAs far as daughters having no independent source of income are concerned, widowed/divorced daughters stand on an equal footing with a spinster daughter as heirs of the deceased freedom fighter. The marital status of all of them is “unmarried”. Thus, the criterion of exclusion of widowed/divorced daughters, as sought to be projected by respondent no.1, is untenable in the eye of law. As such, Clause 5.2.5 is patently violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India, which ensures equality among people standing on the same footing, in the absence of reasonable classification or intelligible differentia.The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday declared Clause 5.2.5 of the Guidelines for Disbursement of Central Samman Pensions followed by Authorized Public Sector Banks, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, as being violative of Art. 14 of the Constitution of India after observing that the “blanket exclusion of widowed/divorced daughters, including even those who do not have any personal income…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 Calcutta High Court on Wednesday declared Clause 5.2.5 of the Guidelines for Disbursement of Central Samman Pensions followed by Authorized Public Sector Banks, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, as being violative of Art. 14 of the Constitution of India after observing that the “blanket exclusion of widowed/divorced daughters, including even those who do not have any personal income in lieu of maintenance or otherwise, is patently de hors Article 14 of the Constitution of India, which enshrines the guarantee of equality to all citizens”. A single judge bench comprising of Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya observed thus: “..The blanket exclusion of widowed/divorced daughters, including even those who do not have any personal income in lieu of maintenance or otherwise, is patently de hors Article 14 of the Constitution of India, which enshrines the guarantee of equality to all citizens. In the present case, the classification is worse than gender bias, since unmarried daughters have been included within the scheme but widowed/divorced daughters who stand on the same footing, having no independent source of income, have been excluded. Even going by the Succession Acts, daughters, irrespective of qualification, are entitled to the property of the deceased as heirs. Hence, the mere existence of a right in a statute book to get maintenance from the matrimonial family is not at all sufficient to meet the financial requirements of those widowed/divorced daughters who do not have any income.” The observation came in a petition challenging the vires of Clause 5.2.5 of the Scheme providing for disbursement of pension to freedom fighters under Central Samman Pension Scheme. The facts of the case are that the petitioner, being the daughter of a deceased freedom fighter, was getting the pension under the Scheme till his demise on December 4, 2012. A decree of divorce was obtained by the petitioner on March 19, 1999 and she had been residing at her paternal home along with her son ever since. Being a divorced woman, she was dependent on her father since she had foregone the right of her alimony from her husband. It was the case of the petitioner that after the demise of her father, her widowed mother had applied for the grant of pension however the representation was kept pending for a long time. Her mother subsequently died in 2019 leavng behind the petitioner and her son alone. According to Clause 5.2.5 of the said Scheme, it has been provided that “Widowed/divorced daughter is not eligible for samman pension”. Clause 5.2.3 stipulates that in order to transfer the pension to the spouse or daughter, a twin condition has to be fulfilled i.e. of being unmarried and having no independent source of income. It was therefore submitted by the petitioner that Clause 5.2.5 excludes widowed/divorced daughters from entitlement, although “unmarried” daughters have been included. According to the petitioner, such discretion is without any reasonable basis and violates Article 14 as well as Article 39 of the Constitution of India. According to the Union of India, it was submitted that a widowed and a divorcee daughter are entitled to maintain themselves as they have been provided sufficient benefits under various statutes, which are not available to an unmarried daughter. As such, the classification of widowed and divorcee daughters on the one hand and unmarried daughters on the other is reasonable. Observations of the Court The Court observed that a conjoint reading of Art. 14 and 39(a) ensures that the State is to direct its policy towards securing such end. Observing that Art. 39(d) also ensures that there is equal pay for equal work for both women and men, the Court held: “Although Article 39 is a Directive Principle of State Policy, not directly enforceable in law, the fundamental rights of the citizens of India ought to be considered in the context of the directive principles to lend teeth to the intentions of the framers of the Constitution of India.” In view of the said observation, the Court observed that Clause 5.2.5 is “irrational since it excludes widowed/divorced daughters from the eligibility.”Observing that the object of the Scheme was to be formulated as “a token of honour by a grateful nation to the honorable freedom fighters and their dependents”, it was not necessary that the term “dependents” under the Scheme has to be necessarily be in consonance of other laws such as Succession Acts of various religious communities. The Court observed thus:”However, even if we take into consideration the Acts in-question, no line of distinction has been drawn between divorced and unmarried daughters. For example, if we read Sections 8 and 9, in conjunction with the Class I of the Schedule to the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, it will be evident that the Class I heirs include not only the widow but also the daughter of the deceased. Hence, no line of distinction has been drawn between “unmarried’ and “divorced” daughters. A criterion which defies logic cannot be “intelligible” in the true sense of the term.” Furthermore, the Court observed thus: “Legal provisions cannot meet the pangs of hunger and/or urgent necessity of sustenance of human beings. As stipulated in case of unmarried daughters, widowed/divorced daughters also qualify as unmarried but have been excluded from the pension scheme. In the event Clause 5.2.5 was not there, the expression ‘unmarried’ could very well include within its purview widowed/divorced daughters of the pension holders as well, since their marital status would also be on an equal footing with unmarried daughters. The mere possibility of a legal remedy, or an order of court granting meager amount as maintenance is not adequate to meet the necessities of widowed/divorced daughters but they may also be dependents of their father, being the freedom fighter, in the event they do not/cannot opt for taking recourse to legal remedies and do not have income sufficient to maintain themselves.” In view of the aforesaid observations, the Court also held that the blanket exclusion of widowed/divorced daughters, including even those who do not have any personal income in lieu of maintenance or otherwise, is patently de hors Article 14. While observing that unmarried daughters have been included within the scheme but widowed/divorced daughters who stand on the same footing, having no independent source of income, have been excluded, the Court called such a classification as “worse than gender bias”. “However, as far as daughters having no independent source of income are concerned, widowed/divorced daughters stand on an equal footing with a spinster daughter as heirs of the deceased freedom fighter. The marital status of all of them is “unmarried”. Thus, the criterion of exclusion of widowed/divorced daughters, as sought to be projected by respondent no.1, is untenable in the eye of law. As such, Clause 5.2.5 is patently violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India, which ensures equality among people standing on the same footing, in the absence of reasonable classification or intelligible differentia.” The Court held. In view of this, the Court declared Clause 5.2.5 of the said guidelines as ultra vires by holding that Clause 5.2.3 shall also include widowed/divorced daughters as eligible for the Sainik Samman Scheme-in-question, provided they satisfy the other test of having no independent source of income. Title: Sonali Hatua Giri v. Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Pearls of Persian art

first_img Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the special exhibition “In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art” came together, from wood framework to colorful display. More about the exhibition and related programming at harvardartmuseums.org/calderwood. Video: Antoinette Hocbo Among the roughly 170 pieces of Islamic art that Norma Jean Calderwood and her husband left to Harvard, one in particular hints at the late collector’s philosophy: an earthenware bowl bearing, in precise calligraphy, the epigram “Greed is a sign of poverty.”Calderwood was a patron of the arts and a renowned Boston philanthropist, and her legacy of generosity was as rich as her varied collection of Persian and Iranian objects, which spanned more than a millennium (from the ninth through the 19th century) and a variety of genres, from glazed ceramics to illustrated manuscripts to lacquered pen cases.Now that little-seen collection, amassed by Calderwood over 30 years and donated by her and her husband, Stanford, to Harvard in 2002, will be put on public display.“In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art,” which opens Thursday at the Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, is both a celebration of Calderwood’s championship of once-obscure work and a showcase of the vibrancy of Iranian culture over time.“There’s a real breadth here,” said the exhibition’s curator, Mary McWilliams, who holds the namesake chair as Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art. The collection contributes “a scope and depth that we didn’t have before.”Among the fruits of Calderwood’s labors are folios from illustrated manuscripts of famed medieval Persian poems, such as the “Shahnama” (“Book of Kings”) and the “Khamsa” (“Quintet”); elegant ceramic bowls bearing both Islamic teachings and lines of Persian poetry; and single-page compositions such as “Young Dervish” by Riza Abbasi, the most influential artist of 17th-century Iran.That the collection exists at all — and that it ended up in Harvard’s care — is something of a fluke. Norma Jean and Stanford Calderwood, both Colorado natives, took to the Boston area, where they would later concentrate their philanthropy, as transplants. Norma Jean Calderwood, who died in 2006 at age 84, was a lifelong autodidact, completing her bachelor’s degree at Boston University in her 40s before pursuing graduate studies in Islamic art at Harvard in the 1960s.Among the collection is a folio from an illustrated manuscript of the medieval Persian poem “Shahnama.”“No obvious factor emerges to suggest what might have motivated a middle-aged woman living in suburban Boston to immerse herself in an artistic tradition that was neither easily mastered nor at the time broadly popular,” McWilliams writes in the exhibition’s catalogue.But immerse herself in the subject — and master it — Calderwood did. She went on to lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston College, and began amassing her collection in 1968, guided by the idea that the region’s decorative and fine arts were worth studying on their own terms.“Every comparison with the idea of art as the Western world conceives it should be thrown out, abandoned, and then it should be looked [at] with quite different eyes,” Calderwood wrote in one of her lectures on Islamic art.Perhaps it’s fitting, then, that the Sackler exhibition marks the Harvard Art Museums’ first use of augmented reality technology to enhance museumgoers’ experience. Android, iPhone, and iPad users can download the mobile app Layar to snap photos of certain pieces in the exhibit that will take viewers directly to additional content, from an audio clip on how Islamic potters used color to a video demonstrating how a medieval dish for sweetmeats was likely constructed.Few saw the collection during Calderwood’s life. (“I think she was keenly aware that as a private collector she should keep the collection private and not try to boost its value” by publishing information about its contents, McWilliams said.) But with the production of the exhibition and catalog, McWilliams hopes that professors, researchers, and students can benefit from its unique contents.David Roxburgh, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History, said the exhibition can be a teaching tool.“Before the Calderwood gift, we had some very nice pieces of ceramics that you could study, but the sheer variety and number of objects in this ceramics collection would allow you to do a seminar in Islamic ceramics, for example, beginning in the 10th century and going to the 17th,” said Roxburgh, who contributed two essays to the exhibition’s catalogue. “Before we had these objects, it was difficult to have a representative sample across these centuries and this region. I’m quite excited to use these materials for teaching.”“In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art” is on view at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, through June 1. To celebrate the opening, the museum will host a public reception and lecture, “Tables and Other Social Settings in Ninth-11th Century Eastern Iran,” by Oya Pancaroğlu, associate professor of history at Boğaziçi University, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.Installation of ‘In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art’last_img read more

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“What a shot:” Casey can only watch as PGA hopes vanish

first_img COMMENT Written By Last Updated: 10th August, 2020 12:34 IST “What A Shot:” Casey Can Only Watch As PGA Hopes Vanish Tied for the lead while standing on the 17th tee, Paul Casey heard what passed for a commotion on the largely silent, fan-free golf course. Tied for the lead while standing on the 17th tee, Paul Casey heard what passed for a commotion on the largely silent, fan-free golf course.He looked behind him and realized his hopes of winning the PGA Championship had suddenly, startlingly vanished.Collin Morikawa’s on-a-rope drive had stopped 7 feet away, just behind Casey, on the 16th green. It set up an eagle that dropped the Englishman two shots behind with two holes to play Sunday. What had been a jammed leaderboard turned into Morikawa’s tournament to lose.He didn’t, and Casey had nothing to do but tip his cap.”What a shot,” Casey said when asked what went through his mind when he saw Morikawa’s ball come to rest.The 43-year-old Casey shot 4-under 66 to finish at 11 under, tied for second with Dustin Johnson and two shots behind the champion.Casey is now 0 for 64 in majors the longest current drought out there. But this was not, in his mind, a day to focus on that.”I played wonderful golf, simple as that,” said Casey, who also has a third at the British Open and a fourth at the Masters on his resume.”And watching Collin come down … and what a shot he hit on 16, he deserves it.”Oh, there were places to nitpick Casey’s game. There was a 10-footer for birdie on No. 7 that just slid away. There was the seemingly straightforward chip he overcooked near the 13th green, which led to a bogey. But it was his only bogey of the day. He only made three bogeys and one double all week.”He struck it really well, putted really well,” said Brooks Koepka, who played alongside Casey for the final round.”There were two or three putts, if he’d hit ’em (harder), they probably would’ve gone in.”Casey could have become the first Englishman since Jim Barnes in 1919 to win the PGA. He could have become the third-oldest player to win his first major, trailing only Jerry Barber at 45 (1961 PGA) and Robert de Vicenzo at 44 (1967 British Open).Instead, he is a runner-up for the first time. More than that, he’s happy to be finding his form as golf heads into a very busy stretch with the playoffs, the U.S. Open and the Masters all coming over the next three months.”I do think I’m in a sweet spot,” Casey said.”It’s taken me 43 years to get there, but yeah, pretty chilled out. I know what I’m capable of, and I’m enjoying my golf.”After Saturday’s third round left him two shots off the lead, he commented on the strangeness of the week at Harding Park, where no fans were allowed because of the COVID pandemic.”I’ve had practice rounds that have been more nerve-wracking,” he said.If the feeling changed for the final 18 holes, he never showed it.He hit seven fairways, but even when he missed, he didn’t find much trouble.He hit his approach shot on No. 14 to 3 feet, and when he tapped in for birdie, he found himself in a seven-way tie for first place at 10 under.”At that point, you’re looking at it going, ‘OK, who’s going to bust out of this?’ and I’m hoping it was me,” he said.”Because it felt like 10 clearly wasn’t going to do it. Eleven clearly wasn’t going to do it. I had 12 in the back of my mind all day. And that wouldn’t have been enough, either.”Morikawa certainly wasn’t alone in going for the green on the 16th hole, which was playing only 294 yards for the last day. Casey went for it and landed in one of the bunkers protecting the front-left side of the green. He made birdie there. An eagle there a few minutes later is what did him in.”I love the fact that we’re given an opportunity, and then a guy like Collin steps up and shows you what’s possible,” Casey said.In a way, Casey showed what’s possible, too.”There’s not a lot else I would change,” he said.”I shot 66.”And Collin shot 64. (Photo Credit : AP) WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US First Published: 10th August, 2020 12:34 IST Press Trust Of India LIVE TVlast_img read more

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Wellington received 1.5 inches of rain this morning

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — That was a rain storm last night. Around 1.5 inches of rain fell on Wellington this morning starting around 2 a.m. The wind was as ferocious as the rain was thick. This trampoline is located not in its original position next to Crestview Road (Oilfield Road) in northwest Wellington.For the summer, Wellington has had 8.3 inches in June, 5.0 inches in July and 1.5 in August. That is 14.8 inches of rain since May. However, we are still considered in a category D2 which is considered a “severe drought” which is the third category on a five-category scale according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor released on Aug. 5 (see drought monitor here.) It will be interesting to see where we will be next week. Obviously, the drought of the past three years still has a grip on the area despite the latest plethora of rain. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down None · 313 weeks ago Amy, is this your trampoline again? How funny… Report Reply 0 replies · active 313 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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 Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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 commentslast_img read more

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Exciting Hugo Chambers 5k expected tomorrow

first_imgALL roads will lead to Jamaica College tomorrow as the 29th staging of the National Hugo Chambers Memorial 5K road race and Fun Run will take place with activities set to start at 1:30p.m with the one-mile special Olympics and 12 & under kids.The two-mile race for athletes between the ages of 13-19 will follow at 2:30 p.m with the feature event, the 5K fun Run/Walk to climax things at 4:00 p.m.This year’s staging pays memory to the late Hugo Chambers, an outstanding student and headmaster of Jamaica College.He was a well-know sportsman and sports administrator who made a significant contribution to the development of sports in Jamaica.Race organiser Alan Beckford expects another big turnover for tomorrow’s 29th staging. “I am very pleased with the support from across the island so far, and we expect another big turnout – in the region of around 450-500 (participants),” said Beckford.BATTLE FOR THE TOPThe 5K event will start on Mona Road on the Jamaica College campus and will feature several of the country’s top middle-distance runners and several high school athletes from Vere Technical, Hydel, Edwin Allen, Mavis Bank, Holmwood Technical, Kingston College and St Jago High, who are expected to battle for the top male and female team awards.Lenford Adams is the defending male champion, while Samantha James took the top honour among the females last year.Today’s event should feature the rivalry between GC Foster College’s Oshane Archibald and Mavis Ban’sk Garfield Gordon, who turned the tables on Archibald at the CB UWI road race last Sunday after finishing behind his opponent at the Mico 5K and the Portmore Burger King 10 K events.The two-mile race involving the 13-19 age group, which was added to the programme in 2009, has become very popular among high school athletes as sprinters use the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming track season.Entry fee is $1200 per competitor, $500 for students, and the closing date for entries will be today.last_img read more

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Confirmed: Middlesbrough target Subotic to stay in Dortmund to undergo operation

first_imgNeven Subotic is not going to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer as he has to undergo an operation that will keep him out of action until next year, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.The 27-year-old centre-back has been searching for a new club after revealing his desire to leave the Westfalenstadion in the search for first-team football, and a move to Premier League new-boys Middlesbrough has been touted.He was in talks with the Teesside club, but it was confirmed today that a deal had fallen through, with the impending operation the likely reason.“Bad news for Neven Subotic,” a BVB statement read. “The investigation of a specialist in England has shown that the Borussia Dortmund player must undergo surgery in the rib area. It is expected that Subotic will be out for the rest of the year.” Neven Subotic 1last_img read more

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YOU GET CHANCE FOR YOUR VIEW ON DONEGAL COUNTY HERITAGE PLAN

first_imgHave your say in the new County Donegal Heritage Plan!What actions would you like to see included in the new five-year County Donegal Heritage Plan? You have until Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to make your suggestions to Donegal County Council and the County Donegal Heritage Forum.There are a number of ways in which you can make your suggestions by post, by e-mail to [email protected], by filling in the on-line survey form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/38JJZVS or at one of the planned public consultation meetings at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Stranorlar (Tuesday, December 3), Donegal Education Centre, Donegal Town (Wednesday, December 4), Public Services Centre, Carndonagh (Tuesday, December 10), Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny (Wednesday, December 11) or Ionad Teampaill Chróine, Dungloe (Tuesday, December 17). All meetings start at 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be available. Donegal County Council and the County Donegal Heritage Forum in partnership with The Heritage Council are beginning the process of preparing a new heritage plan for the county and would like to hear your views on what actions should be included in the new plan.Each county is required to prepare and implement a County Heritage Plan under the National Heritage Plan. “The County Donegal Heritage Plan is a five-year strategic action plan for the county’s heritage” explained Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer. “The focus of submissions to the County Donegal Heritage Plan should be on actions that can be taken over the next five years to interpret, conserve, manage, enhance or promote County Donegal’s material heritage.As well as identifying what should be done in these challenging times for our heritage, it’s important that people indicate what they can do to help implement these strategic actions.” Under the Heritage Act (1995), heritage is defined as comprising archaeological objects, architectural heritage, fauna, flora, geology, heritage gardens/parks, heritage objects, inland waterways, landscapes, monuments, seascapes, wildlife habitats and shipwrecks.The aim of the new County Donegal Heritage Plan (2014-2019) is to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation of the rich and diverse heritage of our county and to promote its conservation, enhancement and enjoyment to present and future generations. In order to achieve this aim, the County Donegal Heritage Forum will attempt to identify about 40 actions to increase knowledge and awareness of our heritage, to promote and encourage best heritage practice, to inform decision-making as regards heritage, to promote heritage education, tourism and outreach and to encourage active participation in heritage activities. The County Donegal Heritage Forum is an advisory body to provide advice to Donegal County Council on the preparation and implementation of the County Heritage Plan and is made up of representatives from local government, local development, state agencies, educational institutions, landowner/farming representatives, community/voluntary groups and heritage organisations and groups. A review of the 2007-2013 County Donegal Heritage Plan has demonstrated that Donegal County Council, The Heritage Council, Údarás na Gaeltachta, the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Heritage Forum partners invested over €750,000 in the implementation of 55 Heritage Plan actions. There is a growing recognition that our material heritage contributes to our culture, society and economy. It is estimated that are over 250 community groups in County Donegal have a heritage remit.The County Donegal Heritage Forum will consider all submissions in drafting the new County Donegal Heritage Plan. The Heritage Plan will be presented to the Elected Members of Donegal County Council for adoption in spring 2014. Core funding for the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan will come from Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council in partnership with other Heritage Forum partners and heritage organisations and groups in the county.Ideas for, and examples of, the kind of strategic actions being sought as part of the consultation process can be found by looking at the actions outlined in existing County Heritage Plans around the country and available on The Heritage Council website at www.heritagecouncil.ie. Further details about the preparation of the new County Donegal Heritage Plan are available from the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council, Station Island, Lifford on (074) 917 2576 or on the County Donegal Heritage Office website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage YOU GET CHANCE FOR YOUR VIEW ON DONEGAL COUNTY HERITAGE PLAN was last modified: November 25th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County Councildonegal county heritage planlast_img read more

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Bonleon, Subido announce return to UST after Sablan exit

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Subido sat out Season 80 citing dissatisfaction with his performance after spending three years with UST.The former La Salle Zobel standout spent 2017 playing for AMA and Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSubido isn’t the only former Tiger who will return to the lineup as forward Embons Bonleon also decided to join the team once more following the exit of Boy Sablan as head coach.Bonleon left the Growling Tigers in controversial fashion after calling out Sablan for receiving money in return for playing time. Cousins says he was ejected for using big-man fundamentals Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “Thank you Lord, I’ll be able to come back to the basketball court inside Quadricentennial pavilion,” tweeted Bonleon. UST’s Mario Bonleon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPoint guard Renzo Subido will return to University of Santo Tomas next year after skipping the 80th Season of the UAAP.“Can’t wait to play for my alma mater! Let’s do this! #OneforUST!” posted Subido on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

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PV Sindhu’s deal is one of the biggest in world badminton: Li Ning

first_imgOlympic and World Championship silver medallist PV Sindhu has signed a whopping four-year sports sponsorship deal in the tune of INR 50 crore with Chinese sports brand Li Ning.The record deal comes after compatriot Kidambi Srikanth was offered an INR 35 crore over a period of four years by the Chinese company last month.”Sindhu’s deal is one of the biggest in world badminton. It is close to Rs 50 crore for sponsorship and equipment,” Mahender Kapoor, director, Sunlight Sports Pvt Ltd, the multi-national exclusive partner of Li-Ning in India, told PTI.”It will be a deal which is very close to Puma’s deal with Indian cricketer Virat Kohli in terms of yearly sponsorship. Sindhu will get Rs 40 crore as sponsorship while the rest will be for equipment, so it is close to Rs 50 crore,” Kapoor claimed.In 2017, Puma had signed Kohli for reported deal of INR 100 crore endorsement deal for a period of eight years, which came down to 12.5 crore per year.Sindhu, who rose to stardom after becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, was listed as the world’s seventh-highest paid sportswoman on the Forbes list last year.This is Li-Ning’s second stint with Sindhu, who was with them for two years in 2014-2015 for a sum of INR 1.25 crore a year.In 2016, Sindhu was back with Yonex for INR 3.5 crore per year contract for a period of three years.Li-Ning also roped in men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy for a deal of INR 4 crore each for two years, while former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap has been offered INR 8 crore deal for two years.advertisementThe Chinese sports brand had also signed a two-year deal with Indian Olympic Association last year. As part of the deal, it will provide Indian athletes and officials with competition and training apparel, leisure-wear and footwear for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Also Watch:last_img read more

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