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Delhi judge says jail term for cow killing higher than road accidents; asks for stricter laws

New Delhi: A Delhi court drew a unique analogy over enhancement of punishment in road accident death cases, observing that an errant driver gets a maximum jail term of two years while a cow killer’s sentence ranges from five to 14 years.

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“Sentence for killing cow is five or seven or 14 years in different states but in case of death of a human being caused by rash or negligent driving (section 304A of IPC), sentence prescribed in law is only two years,” additional sessions judge Sanjeev Kumar said.

The court has also sought intervention from the executive to change the colonial penal law for enhancing the jail term in road accident cases leading to death.

The judge referred to the statistics of such cases as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and said there was a need to have a relook at the law.

“Deaths due to road accidents in the country have increased by 5.1 percent during 2015 over 2014. 53 cases of road accidents took place every one hour during 2015, wherein 17 persons were killed.

“Most of the road accidents were due to overspeeding, accounting for 43.7 percent of total accidents which caused 60,969 deaths and 2.12 lakh persons injured,” the judge said.

Referring to the data of Geneva-based international road federation, the judge said that India accounted for the highest number of road deaths in the world.

“At present, India accounts for 10 percent of global road accidents with more than 1.46 lakh fatalities annually, the highest in the world,” the judgement said.

Published Date: Jul 16, 2017 11:31 am | Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017 11:35 am

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal calls off nine-day L-G office sit-in, IAS officers attend meetings

Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to call off the protest comes after Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal asked him to go to the secretariat and meet  IAS officers to resolve their differences.

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Adobe debuts Project Rush, its new all-in-one video editor

Adobe today announced the launch of Project Rush, a new video editor that takes the core features of its pro tools like Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition and combines them into a single, more accessible tool. Don’t get too excited yet, though, the new tool will only be available later this year (and my guess would be a launch at the company’s Max conference in October).

The target audience for Rush is the average YouTube creator who is looking to get professional-looking results — and do so fast because the expectation on the platform is for regularly pushing out new content. Rush wants to become the all-in-one video editing app for creating and sharing online content and to do so, the team decided that it had to ensure that Rush was available on any device, no matter whether it’s a high-powered desktop or an iPhone. All projects are automatically synced to the cloud, so you can work from anywhere.

In building Rush, Adobe decided to leverage the technology it had already developed for its professional tools. That means when you tweak a video clip’s color, for example, you are using the same underlying algorithms as a video editor who works in Premiere, for example. Rush will also support Motion Graphics templates for building title sequences and graphs in videos and it’ll use the company’s AI tools for improving the audio of video clips. There is also an integration with Adobe Stock, in case you need a bit of stock footage to spice up your video.

Based on the demo I saw, this all looks pretty intuitive and quite a bit more like iMovie than Premiere.

Once you’ve created your video, the next step is obviously publishing it and in the spirit of helping creatives work faster, Rush features built-in publishing support for all fo the major sharing platform, be that YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat.

News Source = techcrunch.com

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AAP MLAs seeking appointment with LG 'ousted' by police: Somnath Bharti

AAP MLAs Somnath Bharti, S K Bagga were forced out of Anil Baijal’s house after they refused to leave following a meeting.

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