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VIGILANCE. Proper attention in proper time.
     2. The law requires a man who has a claim to enforce it in proper time, while the adverse party has it in his power to defend himself; and if by his neglect to do so, he cannot afterwards establish such claim, the maxim vigilantibus non dormientibus leges subserviunt, acquires full force in such case. For example, a claim not sued for within the time required by the acts of limitation, will be presumed to be paid; and the mere possession of corporeal real property, as if in fee simple, and without admitting any other ownership for sixty years, is a sufficient title against all the world, and cannot be impeached by any dormant claim. See 3 Bl. Com. 196, n; 4 Co. 11 b. Vide Twenty years.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Choudhury was summoned by the Superintendent of Police (Vigilance) for interrogation yesterday.
The vigilance authorities had no idea that the house of the arrested engineer would act like a "cash warehouse".
Rawalpindi -- The Vigilance Committees Act 2016 was promulgated in Punjab as part of the National Action Plan in order to arrest extremism in the province, however, the provincial government failed to effectively implement it at all levels in the province, said Director Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) Syed Kausar Abbas.
NAWABSHAH -- The Deputy Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad Abrar Ahmad Jaffar has constituted a vigilance committee to ensure conducting of Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examinations in a transparent manner and curb use of of unfair means in the district.
Prof Ahmed said that the board has formed one highly authorised vigilance team and three super vigilance teams comprising senior teachers who will tour the examination centres and inspect the examination process.
"The Commission feels that there is no match between what RBI Governor and Deputy Governor say and their website regarding their RTI policy, and great secrecy of vigilance reports and inspection reports is being maintained with impunity in spite of the Supreme Court confirming the orders of the CIC in the Jayantilal case", Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said.
ISLAMABAD -- To counter corruption and corrupt practices in the public sector, the government is all set to introduce 'Whistleblower ProtecAtion and Vigilance CommiAssion' Act though the proposed law will not be applicable to the institutions that enjoy constitutional immunity.
RBI Governor Urjit Patel said Thursday that preventive vigilance can be used as an effective tool of governance in public sector institutions, arguing that punitive vigilance may not yield the desired result.
KARACHI -- Home Department, Government of Sindh has established Vigilance / Law and Order Monitoring Cell to maintain liaison / communication with all Election Cells / Control Rooms of respective Law Enforcing Agencies / Commissioners / Deputy Commissioners to monitor the law and order situation during the General Election 2018.
EPD has also constituted a special 'Vigilance Cell' to address the Environmental pollution issues caused by the steel melting furnaces and smoke-emitting factories, sources said.
LARKANA -- The vigilance teams of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Larkana on Monday caught 110 students red handed while using unfair means in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part I and II annual examinations.