Top StoriesSC Imposes Cost Of Rs 5 Lac On PIL Seeking Ban On Coca Cola, Thums Up Etc [Read Order] Sanya Talwar11 Jun 2020 6:36 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on a social worker who had filed a plea seeking ban & prohibition on the sale and use of Coca Cola, Thums up and other soft drinks citing health concerns on their consumption.A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Hemant Gupta & Ajay Rastogi imposed a cost of Rs. 5 Lakh on the petitioner, observing that the petitioner, “lacked…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 on Thursday came down heavily on a social worker who had filed a plea seeking ban & prohibition on the sale and use of Coca Cola, Thums up and other soft drinks citing health concerns on their consumption.A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Hemant Gupta & Ajay Rastogi imposed a cost of Rs. 5 Lakh on the petitioner, observing that the petitioner, “lacked technical knowledge” on the subject and his assertions stood “unsubstantiated”.”The petitioner claims to be a “social worker”. The affidavit in support of the petition states that the contents of the petition are true to the knowledge and belief of the petitioner. The petition has been filed without the petitioner having any technical knowledge on the subject. The source of his assertions has not been substantiated. No justification or explanation is forthcoming during the submissions of Mr S P Singh, learned Senior Counsel on why two specific brands in particular are chosen to be the target of the proceedings” – Supreme CourtFurther to this, the bench stated that the plea had been filed for “extraneous” reasons, whereby, an invocation of the jurisdiction of Article 32 of the Constitution stood as an “abuse of the process”.The Court noted that the recourse of Article 32 taken in the instant plea did not stronghold with bona fides requisite in a Public Interest Litigation.In light of this, the court justified that the imposition of exemplary costs became necessary, which were quantified at Rs. 5,00,000 on the petitioner.”The costs imposed shall be deposited in the Registry within one month and shall be disbursed to the Supreme Court Advocates-on Record Association” – Supreme CourtThe plea had sought issuance of appropriate directions to the Centre as well as other appropriate authorities for issuing necessary orders, prohibiting the sale and use of Coca Cola, Thumbs up, soft beverages and also issuing notification “uprising people at large not to drink and use it, as the same is detrimental to the cause of health”. Additionally, Chavda had sought intervention of the Top Court for commanding and directing the Union to submit a complete analytical report and “scientific approval by scientist in providing license of sale and use of liquid items like Coca Cola, Thumbs Up”.Click Here To Download OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven, a Social Democrat, has confirmed Per Bolund as the minister for financial markets, replacing Peter Norman.Last month saw the Swedish population take part in a general election, with the left-leaning coalition falling short of a majority, but with Löfven still electing to form a minority government with the Green Party.Bolund, a Green Party MP, will also become the deputy minister of finance in the new Swedish government.In addition to the appointment of Bolund, Annika Strandhäll is set to become the new social security minister, and in turn will take over from Ulf Krister Petersson as the chairperson of the country’s independent pensions committee. The cross-party group helps form policy on the country’s pension system and was behind the reforms announced for the AP funds.Bolund will now oversee this reform, which the outgoing government announced would be reduced from five funds to three, after accepting recommendations from the independent committee.In 2011, the then government initiated a review into the structure of the AP fund system, including the viability of buffer funds AP1 through AP4, and private equity investor AP6.Bolund, 43, became an MP in 2006 for the Green Party and has since been the economic spokesman.Previously, he was a civil servant in the industry ministry.His predecessor, Norman, began the review of the AP system having previously been in charge of the AP7 fund.The reform of the funds has been a contentious issue in Sweden, with AP3 vice-president Gustaf Hagerud leaving the fund amid speculation about whether it would cease to exist.
“We don’t make the prices, the market does. Liverpool supporters should forget about the price.“We only talk about the player and what he can bring in; the quality, the mentality, the character. That is why we are really happy about it.”Van Dijk has struggled to reach peak form this season after missing several games due to injury and the fall-out from a rejected transfer request in August.But Liverpool had tried to land Van Dijk before the transfer deadline and Klopp is relieved to have finally got the centre-back, who will officially arrive on January 1 and could make his debut in the FA Cup third round tie against Merseyside rivals Everton.Calling for fans to allow time for Van Dijk to adapt to Liverpool, Klopp said: “Virgil hasn’t had the best first half to the season at Southampton.“He was out injured for a long time and we all know about the things that happened last summer.“He’s a tall player, they always need a little bit longer especially after being out for around nine months.“But that’s no problem. We already have quality here in that position so we don’t have to rush anything.“He needs to adapt to our style of play. It’s a completely different game, but we are 100 per cent sure he will do it.”Share on: WhatsApp Asked what the 26-year-old will add to Liverpool, Klopp told Sky Sports: “Quality. That’s why we got him, that’s why we were interested in him. It’s quite difficult at the moment because technically he’s still a Southampton player. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp insists it doesn’t matter that he paid a world record fee for a defender to sign Virgil van Dijk because the Dutch star is good enough to prove value for money.Klopp splashed out a reported £75 million ($100 million, 84 million euros) to bring Van Dijk to Anfield from Southampton on Wednesday.Opinion is divided over whether the Liverpool manager was right to pay such a huge sum for a player that Premier League leaders Manchester City wanted before they balked at the asking price.Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claimed Netherlands international Van Dijk isn’t worth it, while ex Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher disagrees.But Klopp doesn’t care about the size of the transfer because he is confident Van Dijk will plug the holes in Liverpool’s leaky defence.