NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed the Centre more time to file a response to a plea for framing of a uniform civil code (UCC) to promote national integration and gender justice, equality and dignity of women. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar was informed by the counsel for Centre that it has sought the stand of various states and was waiting for their response and prayed for some time to file a reply to the petition. The court allowed the oral prayer of central government standing counsel Anil Soni and listed the matter for hearing on March 2, asking the Centre to file its reply to the petition filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for Upadhyay, said the government has to make its stand clear, whether it has recommended for drafting a UCC to the Law Commission or not. Beside Upadhyay's petition, there are four other similar pleas which are seeking for UCC. The first plea seeking a … [Read more...] about HC allows Centre more time to file reply on plea for drafting Uniform Civil Code
On Sunday the 22nd of September 2019, Lagos witnessed a one of a kind luxury party by Premium Lagos, themed, Last Day of Summer and surprisingly it wasn’t held in any popular club but at the Balmoral conventional Center of the prestigious federal palace hotel, Victoria Island. The last day of summer party by Premium Lagos attracted lavish & upscale party lovers from every corner of the state. The party was put together by a group of entertainment gurus, Stephanie Cole Chiori, Paul Cole Chiori, Godswill Cole Chiori and Daniel Cole Chiori of Achievas Entertainment in partnership with lifestyle gurus, Freda Francis of Oasis Bistro events and the controversial night life guru Pretty Mike of PM events. This collaborative effort birthed the new event outfit “Premium Lagos” with promise to bring Luxury and Premium Lifestyle events to party lovers all over the World. The event was proudly sponsored by luxury champagne brand Moet & Chandon with support from Red … [Read more...] about Premium Lagos hosts most luxurious party in Lagos
Modern, progressive and beautiful, or soulless, decaying and rubble-strewn. When it comes to Christchurch, it depends on who you ask. Billions of construction dollars have been pumped into the city since the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, which killed 185 people and resulted in the full or partial demolition of more than 1300 buildings within the four avenues. Nine years on, the rebuilt central city has emerged as the most modern in New Zealand. But there are still major gaps, most noticeably unfinished Crown anchor projects such as the metro sports facility, convention centre and a new stadium. In a contentious opinion piece published on Wednesday, travel writer Brook Sabin said Christchurch was soulless and characterised by a sense of decay. Instead of finding a world-class central city taking shape, Sabin said the prevailing feeling was one of sadness. READ MORE:Is Christchurch our biggest tourism failure?Christchurch's CBD is still struggling, businesses … [Read more...] about Christchurch: Sad and soulless or progressive and beautiful?
Some people queue for concert tickets, or discounted flat-screen televisions. In Miami, they wait in line for postminimalism. It was 11am on Wednesday, and ushers and security staff had to stagger entries for the VIPs, professionals and chancers waiting to rush the booths of Art Basel Miami Beach, the art world’s preferred joint for fine art and conspicuous consumption. The Chris Ofili on this wall and the late Picasso on that one were on display (and on sale), but safety first! Art Basel Miami Beach – the largest art fair in the United States, and still the best by far – opens to the public on Thursday after yesterday’s Pamplona-like preview. It is as large as ever, with contributions from 267 galleries, and as frenzied too. But amid the neon Instagram bait and the champagne trollies, Art Basel still bulges with ambition, especially from its Latin American exhibitors and its younger galleries. It also has a shrewd, thoughtful young new director in the person of … [Read more...] about Art Basel Miami Beach review – art and commerce collide by the sea
It is one of the world’s biggest and most significant art festivals in a city renowned for sun, style and celebrity. Yet when Art Basel Miami Beach opens to the public on Thursday, the popular annual gathering of artists, gallery owners, collectors and dealers will take on an additional role – as a barometer of the wild, nearly unfathomable boom market in contemporary art. Just three weeks ago, the world’s ultra-rich art collectors spent more than a billion dollars at a pair of auctions of contemporary art at the New York branches of Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud sold for $142.5m, a world record for a painting at auction, and Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog (Orange) set a new high of $58.4m for a work by a living artist. Those staggering figures might have led open-mouthed observers to wonder whether the plutocrats – or “ultra-high-net-worth individuals,” as the auction houses call them … [Read more...] about Art Basel Miami Beach set to capitalise on boom in contemporary art market