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News Updates[Death Of Lady Advocate] Plea In Madhya Pradesh HC Seeks Cancellation Of License and Action Against Erring Hospitals [Read Petition] Sparsh Upadhyay8 Sep 2020 12:29 AMShare This – xA PIL has been filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Indore Bench) for issuance of the prerogative writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ against erring hospitals in ill-treating a patient/deceased (Advocate Achla Joshi).The petition has been filed by Advocate Anil Ojha (Ex. President of High Court Bar Association, Indore) through Advocate Deepak Rawal after the death of Advocate…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?LoginA PIL has been filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Indore Bench) for issuance of the prerogative writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ against erring hospitals in ill-treating a patient/deceased (Advocate Achla Joshi).The petition has been filed by Advocate Anil Ojha (Ex. President of High Court Bar Association, Indore) through Advocate Deepak Rawal after the death of Advocate Achla Joshi due to the alleged negligence of two hospitals in the city.It has further been submitted that the deceased Advocate Achla Joshi was an active practicing advocate for more than 30 years and she was involved in various social activities.Based on Daily News Paper Article, the Petitioner has indicated that the lady advocate had suffered a heart attack on 05th September and was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital but due to the non-availability of bed, she was refused treatment at Bombay Hospital.After that, her relatives took her to Aurbindo Hospital where also the treatment was initially denied.However, as per the plea, later on, severe insistence, she was administered oxygen (at Aurbindo Hospital) on the stretcher but that caused loss of time and she could not be saved as during cardiac arrest immediate medical help is most important.”Aggrieved by the news headline printed in Dainik Bhaskar news dated 06/09/2020 and various other daily Newspapers wherein a senior lady Advocate succumbed to death due to the negligence of hospitals. I, on behalf of various others advocates and residents of Indore felt obligated to file this Public Interest Petition to highlight the ill-treatment going in the city of Indore by hospitals amidst corona outbreak.” the Petitioner has contended in his plea.The petitioner has sought the issuance of an appropriate writ in the nature of mandamus or any other appropriate writ directing the respondent to immediately cancel the license of erring hospitals and strict action to punish the guilty.The petitioner has also prayed for “an immediate direction against such unethical conduct and to register a case under murder against the erring hospitals and district administration to take strict action against the license granted to erring hospitals.””Hon’ble Supreme Court in its various orders has made no patient should suffer due to COVID-19 situation and hospitals should take the utmost care. The whole country is facing a crisis situation but Indore City has seen a major decline in Corona patients but non-COVID-19 patients are suffering most as they are not treated with utmost sincerity and care”, the petitioner has further submitted.The grounds for approaching the High Court (as mentioned in the Plea)· In the matter of PIL WP 5467/2016 the Hon’ble High Court directed the respondent no 3 (Bombay Hospital Indore) to take proper care of all the patients and especially BPL patients but of no avail.· It is the duty of doctors to save lives and not falling prey for this entire administrative gimmick. A patient who was required immediate attention was left over to die by no stretch of imagination respondents can deny their gross negligence.· It is the duty of administration and Collector to provide the same facilities to each and every resident of the city but treatment is only available for VIPs and not for the common people.· The actions of the respondent are contrary to law, equity and good conscience· The action of the respondent is arbitrary, unreasonable, and irrational.· The action of the respondent is bad in law.The matter is likely to be taken up by the High Court this week.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition][Read Petition] Next Story
Acclaimed nonfiction author and literary journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan spoke on Tuesday about his current research into the origins of the blues musical tradition in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium.Sullivan said he was recently captivated by a story that is “a very strange wormhole in Indiana history.”“A couple years ago, I was doing some research on early African American newspapers, post-Civil War African American newspapers,” he said. “I came across a very strange sentence — an immediately intriguing sentence in an article from 1914. It was especially intriguing for me because I have had a life-long obsession with the blues.”The sentence that interested Sullivan was written by an African American music critic and stated “‘Mr. William Abel … will sing the first blues song entitled ‘Curses,’ by Mr. Paul Dresser,’” he said.“Already, before we know anything about this sentence, something very special is happening here because you have someone who is speculating about the origins of the blues, even in a somewhat lighthearted or offhanded way, before those questions are really being asked,” he said. “There may be one or two other people who had even taken enough interest in the music at that point to speculate where it may have come from.”The origin of the blues style of music has always been debated, Sullivan said, with many scholars disagreeing about any given answer. The song “Curses” was unfamiliar to Sullivan, though he was aware of the composer, Paul Dresser.“Dresser had a younger brother, whose name was Theodore Dreiser — Dresser changed the name to make it sound more American,” he said. “He ran away from home to join a medicine show, and he became a singer, a songwriter and a comedian. … Starting in the late 1880s and 1890s, he became the most popular songwriter in America.”The song, also known as “The Curse,” was inspired by a tragic time in Dresser’s life. A time when his child had died, his wife left him shortly afterward, he was addicted to opium and he was suffering from syphilis, Sullivan said.“It’s an upsetting piece of music, even though it’s almost comical at places because it’s so over the top,” he said. “It creates its own problems, in trying to interpret that original sentence that calls this song the first blues song. A black writer and critic in Chicago in 1914 is saying that that is the first blues song, ‘The Curse.’“From a musicological standpoint, it’s totally baffling because you can’t really hear any of the moves being made in that song that we associate with the blues and the early blues: the flatted notes and the A-A-B lyrical pattern and all those things you expect to hear when you turn on a blues station. This is obviously totally different, and yet you have someone who is there at the moment, calling it the first blues song. So I wanted to understand that better.”In attempting to better comprehend this claim, Sullivan said he went further back in history to research.“It’s ended up being the most fascinating journey for me because it turns out once you go back far enough into the 20th century and even back into the late 19th, everything you think you know about what the blues is, and what’s happening in it, musically and even culturally, to a certain extent, just gets fractured,” he said.Sullivan said that etymological dictionaries show that the term “the blues” is extrapolated from the expression “the blue devils.”“The ‘blue devils’ was to be melancholy, especially morbidly melancholy, Sullivan said. “It was a special kind of melancholy.”In the post-Civil War era, Sullivan said, music emerged from both black and white artists that was overtly melancholy.“There is a period of time of about 20 years before you hear people calling a song ‘the blues.’ And when you hear people talk about ‘blue music,’ they’re very rarely referring to songs that we would think of as being in the blues tradition,” he said. “For instance, a Tchaikovsky melody would be referred to as blue music.”Thus any song, with depressing subject matter could be considered ‘blues music,’ said Sullivan. Therefore, “The Curse,” with its tragic overtones, could be considered a blues song.“I felt like that sentence had given me a new lens, so some of that confusion is cleared up, as to how the blues might have come into being as a distinct genre,” he said.After about 20 years, people in the medicine show world began applying the descriptor blue music more specifically to a certain kind of songs, and what we’ve traditionally known as the blues came into being, Sullivan said.The lecture was sponsored by the department of American Studies, John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts’ Henkels Lecture Series.Tags: American Music, Blues Music, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Paul Dresser
Two late bogeys saw Rory McIlroy slip back into a share of the lead after round one of the BMW Championship as he chases a first FedEx Cup title. Press Association The world number one came into the third leg of the four-tournament play-off series sitting second in the overall standings and led in Colorado on five under after 15 holes. But dropped shots on two of his last three saw the Northern Irishman record a 67 and drop back into a share of top spot alongside Jordan Spieth and Gary Woodland. “You can see by the scores it’s pretty tricky out there,” he told Sky Sports 4. “Low scores aren’t really too easy to come by so 67 is still a good start even though it could have been a bit better. “The fairways are firm so even when you’re hitting irons and fairway-woods off the tees they’re running out and through fairways and into the rough and the rough is thick. “Then the greens are so firm, the greens have got so much firmer over the past 24 hours and it’s really made a huge difference.” Beginning his round on the 10th, McIlroy picked up shots on 12 and 17 and a run of three birdies from the first to the third put him in the driving seat before his two late bogeys brought him back to the pack. The top 30 in the FedEx Cup rankings after this weekend at Cherry Hills Village will advance to next week’s Tour Championship where the points will be reset so every player has a chance of claiming the 10million US dollar (£6.1million) bonus. And after day one, while the positions within that top 30 had provisionally altered, no player from outside that group was on target to break in, although nine players were still on the course when play was stopped due to risk of electrical activity. Woodland enjoyed a steady round as he registered four birdies and a bogey while Spieth was a touch more eratic with three blemishes on his card countered by six birdies. A group of nine players sat a single shot off the lead including European Ryder Cup players Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson – who was coming up 18 when the horn sounded to end play. Justin Rose was in a group a further shot back with Ernie Els, Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson all level par. Current FedEx Cup leader Chris Kirk was in the group at one over is delighted that his win last week has put him in with a good chance of winning the big prize. “It’s what it’s all about,” he said. “Being in this kind of position to possibly win that big of a prize is unbelievable and the FedEx Cup is kind of critical for us on the PGA Tour nowadays.” Following his win at the Deutsche Bank Championship, many thought Kirk may have been handed a Ryder Cup wild card by United States captain Tom Watson but the skipper instead went with Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson. But Kirk claims that was not a huge disappointment, and said: “I pretty much was still on cloud nine coming off such a big win and, as I’ve said all along, those guys who finished in the top nine are the ones that have control of them being on the team. “Beyond that, captain Watson has the right to do whatever he feels like he wants to do.” Mahan experienced a poor first round as he shot a five over 75 while Patrick Reed, who qualified for the American team to play at Gleneagles, was seven over.