Top StoriesSC Dismisses Plea Challenging CLAT Being Conducted Via Online Mode [Read Order] Radhika Roy29 July 2020 12:12 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court dismissed a petition which challenged the conduct of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) via online mode, citing accessibility issues. A Bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao heard the matter and dismissed the same. Advocate Mitul Jain submitted to the Bench that the move to not have any specific centres to conduct CLAT, would effectively not allow students…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 dismissed a petition which challenged the conduct of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) via online mode, citing accessibility issues. A Bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao heard the matter and dismissed the same. Advocate Mitul Jain submitted to the Bench that the move to not have any specific centres to conduct CLAT, would effectively not allow students who do not have access to a computer system to sit for the admission test. To this submission, Justice Rao asked the Counsel about why he was concerned with this particular issue, as the Court had seen many different kinds of complaints regarding CLAT over the years. The Counsel responded that some students had come to him for guidance. In response, Justice Rao stated, “Oh, so you run a coaching centre.” Accordingly, the plea was dismissed. CLAT 2020 is scheduled to be held on August 22, 2020. The last date for application was July 10. The decision had been taken by the Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities, after reviewing the impact of the lockdowns and other restrictions arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was stated that the examination would be held through a “computer-based, online, centre-based” test. The notification issued by the Committee intimating the same states, “an off-line test, as initially contemplated, would require large scale movement of students to limited centres, and significant logistics in the handling of question papers and answer scripts, which is not possible during the prevalent pandemic conditions. Further, an on-line test at home with technological measures cannot ensure transparency, fairness and integrity of a high stakes examination process or maintain equitable access to necessary facilities. Hence, the EC concluded that an on-line test at a large number of centres compliant with physical distancing and public health safety prescriptions is in the best interests of the health and safety of candidates and test administrators.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Construction contracts are currently out to tender and the trail construction partners will be announced in the near future. The aim is to start work in the New Year and have the route fully reopened within two years.Highways England has committed a significant portion of the funding to allow this project to progress.Bruce Parker, Highways England’s head of planning and development for the North West, said: The funding is an important milestone in this complex project which has required significant work to get to this stage, and it is fitting that key funding partners and local users gathered to mark this development exactly three years since the fateful storm.Funding has been approved so far from Highways England and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Additionally, community fundraising by the Lake District Foundation has resulted in a £130,000 donation all which will enable the project to go ahead.Richard Leafe, Chief Executive of Lake District National Park, said: During Storm Desmond, on 5 December 2015, two bridges that cross the River Greta and around 200 metres of path were completely washed away during the worst floods the county has seen and Rawsome Bridge was also later closed to ensure public safety.Since then, the Lake District National Park has been working with key partners from the public and voluntary sectors on a plan to fully reconnect the route. As part of this work, a value for money study was undertaken and concluded that the restoration of the route could bring back about £2 million a year to the local economy.This next phase will ensure the entire route will be reconnected and can once again be enjoyed by the local community and visitors to the area.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. We ran a fundraising initiative this year and were completely blown away by the generosity of the local community and visitors to the area. We look forward to seeing the work start and progress over the next two years. Storm Desmond caused unprecedented amounts of damage to communities, trails and bridges across the national park. This particular trail offers a great family-friendly, traffic-free route from town to village, it will be fully accessible to many people, such as cyclists, walkers and runners. It has taken some time but we have always been fully committed to making sure that it is reconnected for the benefit of all. Local fundraising has played a huge part in ensuring that this project can go ahead, demonstrating the strength of public feeling about this important trail. We’re thrilled that we now have the money in place to allow work to go ahead to complete the full reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld trail and make the route more resilient along the way. Sarah Swindley, CEO, Lake District Foundation said: We’re delighted to be able to provide almost half the £7.9 million needed to restore and enhance the link between Keswick and Threlkeld, which was so badly damaged in Storm Desmond exactly three years ago and are looking forward to the re-construction work getting underway in the New Year. Highways England has set aside £250 million for projects like this focusing on supporting pedestrian, cyclist and other users of the road network. This money along with other special funds – for example supporting growth and housing and environmental improvements – is enabling us to provide environmental, social and economic benefits to the people, communities and businesses who live and work alongside our strategic road network.
Broadway switcheroo alert! Byron Jennings has boarded the starry cast of She Loves Me. The Great White Way alum replaces the previously announced René Auberjonois as Maraczek in the revival, who has departed the production due to personal reasons. Headlined by Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, the show will play a limited engagement February 19, 2016 through June 5. Opening night is scheduled for March 17 at Roundabout’s Studio 54.Jennings returns to the Roundabout Theatre Company stage, where his credits include The Man Who Came To Dinner, Heartbreak House, A Touch of the Poet, Twelve Angry Men and A Month in the Country. Other recent Broadway credits include You Can’t Take It With You and Macbeth.Directed by Scott Ellis and featuring a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, She Loves Me follows Georg (Levi) and Amalia (Benanti), two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed? The score features favorites such as “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “A Romantic Atmosphere,” “Dear Friend” and “She Loves Me.”The musical comedy’s cast will also include Gavin Creel and Michael McGrath. Zachary Levi Star Files View Comments Laura Benanti
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Palm Lake Resort Beachmere Bay is going Hampton’s style.The development will have 291 homes, all with two bedrooms, an activity room and a double garage. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoPrices start from $455,000, with all homes including solar panels, Smeg appliances, immaculately landscaped gardens, window furnishings, luxury flooring and emergency alert buttons.Construction will soon be starting on the Hamptons Country Club, which will include ten-pinbowling, cinema, indoor & outdoor pools, library, Milon gym, craft and billiards.Development approval has also been received for a 102-bed aged care facility due to start construction next year.Residents will also share existing facilities at the adjoining Palm Lake Resort Beachmere Sands,which has 182 occupied villas. Those facilities include caravan storage & a wash bay, resident workshop, a golf course, dog run, recreational gardens, tennis courts and waterfront beachside centre.“We are hoping to build a real sense of community amongst the two resorts,” Ms Baldwin said.“One of the wonderful things about Palm Lake Resort is seeing the residents band together as a community. We are excited to see the new friendships that will be built amongst new and existing residents in both of the resorts.”For a limited time when you place a deposit on a home in Beachmere Bay, you will receive a$14,000 luxury inclusions package. Palm Lake Resort Beachmere Bay is embracing a Hampton’s theme with 291 homes, all with two bedrooms, an activity room and a double garage.BEACHMERE is getting a touch of Hamptons luxury with 10 new floorplans being released at Palm Lake Resort’s latest retirement community.Palm Lake Resort Beachmere Bay sales manager Brittany Baldwin said the Hampton theme, which would run throughout the resort, was really taking the resort’s designer lifestyle to the next level.“The development at Palm Lake Resort Beachmere Bay will allow residents to live andbreathe a luxury lifestyle in their retirement,” Ms Baldwin said.“The entire resort will look and feel like it’s been airlifted from the Hamptons and dropped right here in Beachmere.”Launched in May, earthworks and civil works have started at the new Beachmere Bay development, with construction set to start in the coming months.
PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – India’s bowlers left Sri Lanka staring at a big defeat and a series whitewash after another shambolic batting performance saw the hosts being bundled out for 135 in their first innings in the third and final Test on Sunday.The hosts, who also suffered heavy defeats in Galle and Colombo inside four days, were made to follow on and reached 19 for one at close of the second day’s play, still trailing India by 333 with nine second innings wickets in hand.Opening batsman Upul Tharanga made seven before he chopped Umesh Yadav onto his stumps for his second dismissal in the day. Dimuth Karunaratne was unbeaten on 12 with nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara yet to score.It was all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s 108, his maiden hundred, that set the ball rolling in the morning for the whitewash-chasing India, who posted 487 before being all out in the first over after the lunch break.Pandya smashed his hundred off just 86 deliveries before he was the last batsman out, giving Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan his maiden five-wicket haul in tests.India fast bowler Mohammed Shami did the early damage to Sri Lanka’s first innings by dismissing both openers cheaply before left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav ran through the middle and lower order with four wickets for 40.Sri Lanka got off to a terrible start in their first innings when Tharanga edged Shami to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha for five and inexplicably called for a review after consultation with opening partner Karunaratne.Replays showed a clear edge and Karunaratne soon joined his departed colleague back in the dressing room after falling in similar fashion for four.Kusal Mendis (18) was then run out after a mix-up with captain Dinesh Chandimal before former skipper Angelo Mathews fell leg before to medium-pace bowling all-rounder Pandya without scoring.Chandimal was the only batsman to provide some resistance with a dogged 48 but became one of spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s two wickets.PANDYA HEROICSPandya’s century was also a maiden first-class ton for the 23-year-old right-hander, who hit eight boundaries and seven sixes in his knock.India resumed on 329-6 but suffered an early blow when they lost Saha for 16 in the second over of the day after the keeper guided seamer Vishwa Fernando’s left-arm delivery straight into the hands of the gully fielder.Kuldeep showed he was a more than capable lower-order batsman with a well-crafted 26, more importantly adding 62 in an eighth-wicket stand that dampened Sri Lanka’s hopes of restricting the touring side to under 400.Kuldeep fell to his wrist-spinning counterpart Sandakan, who also dismissed Shami for eight.That brought Pandya, unbeaten on one overnight, and Umesh together for the last wicket, allowing the former a license to free his bat in search of quick runs.The clean-hitting Pandya soon tore into the Sri Lanka attack and blasted 26 in one over from Pushpakumara, hitting the left-arm spinner for two fours and three sixes in five deliveries.He reached three figures with a straight punch for four off paceman Lahiru Kumara.INDIA 1st innings (Overnight: 329-6)S. Dhawan c Chandimal b Pushpakumara 119L. Rahul c Karunaratne b Pushpakumara 85C. Pujara c Mathews b Sandakan 8V. Kohli c Karunaratne b Sandakan 42A. Rahane b Pushpakumara 17R. Ashwin c Dickwella b V. Fernando 31W. Saha c D. Perera b V. Fernando 16H. Pandya c D. Perera b Sandakan 108K. Yadav c Dickwella b Sandakan 26M. Shami c&b Sandakan 8U. Yadav not out 3Extras (b-10 lb-6 nb-2 w-6) 24Total (all out, 122.3 overs) 487Fall of wickets: 1-188 L. Rahul,2-219 S. Dhawan,3-229 C. Pujara,4-264 A. Rahane,5-296 V. Kohli,6-322 R. Ashwin,7-339 W. Saha,8-401 K. Yadav,9-421 M. Shami,10-487 H. PandyaBowling:V.Fernando 26 – 3 – 87 – 2(nb-1 w-1),L. Kumara 23 – 1 – 104 – 0(w-1), D. Karunaratne 7 – 0 – 30 – 0, D.Perera 8 – 1 – 36 – 0(nb-1),L.Sandakan 35.3 – 4 – 132 – 5(w-4),M.Pushpakumara 23 – 2 – 82 – 3.SRI LANKA 1st inningsDimuth Karunaratne c Saha b Shami 4Upul Tharanga c Saha b Shami 5Kusal Mendis run out (R. Ashwin, K. Yadav) 18Dinesh Chandimal c Rahul b R. Ashwin 48Angelo Mathews lbw b H. Pandya 0Niroshan Dickwella st Saha b K. Yadav 29Dilruwan Perera c H. Pandya b K. Yadav 0Malinda Pushpakumara b K. Yadav 10Lakshan Sandakan c S. Dhawan b R. Ashwin 10Vishwa Fernando b K. Yadav 0Lahiru Kumara not out 0Extras (b-4 lb-1 w-6) 11Total (all out, 37.4 overs) 135Fall of wickets: 1-14 U. Tharanga,2-23 D. Karunaratne,3-38 K. Mendis,4-38 A. Mathews,5-101 N. Dickwella,6-107 D. Perera,7-125 D. Chandimal,8-125 M. Pushpakumara,9-135 V. Fernando,10-135 L. SandakanBowling: M. Shami 6.5 – 1 – 17 – 2(w-1), U. Yadav 3.1 – 0 – 23 – 0(w-5),H. Pandya 6 – 1 – 28 – 1, K. Yadav 13 – 2 – 40 – 4,R. Ashwin 8.4 – 2 – 22 – 2SRI LANKA 2nd inningsDimuth Karunaratne not out 12Upul Tharanga b U. Yadav 7Malinda Pushpakumara not out 0Extras 0Total (for 1 wickets, 13 overs) 19Fall of wickets: 1-15 U. TharangaTo bat: K. Mendis, D. Chandimal, A. Mathews, N. Dickwella, D. Perera, L. Sandakan, V. Fernando, L. KumaraBowling: M. Shami 4 – 2 – 7 – 0, R. Ashwin 6 – 4 – 5 – 0,U. Yadav 2 – 0 – 3 – 1, K. Yadav 1 – 0 – 4 – 0.
A child is in custody after officials with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said the child stabbed their mother.Officials say the 40-year-old woman was stabbed multiple in the family home, Friday evening.The juvenile was arrested at the scene, but charges have not been filed at this time.Police have not established a motive for the attack.This story is developing.
Partnering with the Vancouver Whitecaps Kootenay Regional Prospects program shows to all the level of our full time organization and the progress we have made in the Kootenays over the past several years.Soccer Quest will host another camp in Nelson prior to the Labour Day holiday weekend. The Lakeside Soccer Fields were a beehive of activity this week as Soccer Quest rolled out its first of many Summer Camps in the Kootenays.The Nelson camp attracted more than 150 players, which is one of the highest enrollments ever said camp coordinator Jamie Spendlove.The Soccer Quest Summer Camps offer top caliber coaching at all levels.
The L.V. Rogers Bombers open the 2014 B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Thursday with a pair of games in round robin play.The Bombers, representing the Kootenay zone, meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney at 11 a.m. to begin play in the 16-team tournament.LVR battles host Princess Margaret at 3 p.m. to conclude Day one action. The Bombers then play Smithers in the final round robin game Friday at 9 a.m.The top four teams advance to the semi final round Friday afternoon.The semi final winners meet to determine the BC Champion Saturday.In 2013, the Bombers surprised many critics by advancing to the Final Four.However, the Bombers lost both playoff games to finish fourth in the tournament.LVR advanced to the provincial tournament by overpowering teams at the Kootenay Zone Championships held recently in Creston.
Selects then dumped Coastal FC 2-0 Friday before drawing with 2-2 with Vernon United.Abbie Bounchier-Willans and Perkins scored for the Nelson against Coastal FC while Perkins and Aroha Tahini Senchel netted goals against the Okanagan side.The tie was enough to keep Nelson ahead of Vernon in pool standings and power the Kootenay squad into the medal round.”The keys to our success was us playing a possession game, keeping control with our passing and (of course) the play of Naomi (Perkins),” Willans explained, who co-coaches with Mike Gerun — both of Jackson’s Hole Masters League success.”This year we have a powerful combination of athletes with two years experience,” he added.Perkins finished the tournament with five goals to lead the Selects offence.Sutherland was in goal for all games.The bronze medal is a bit of sweet revenge for many of the U17 Selects athletes, who finished sixth overall last season at the tournament in North Vancouver.In 2013, many of those same players lost a bid for a medal after being knocked into the consolation round on a tie-breaker following round robin play.Nelson held a lead in the final round robin game with four minutes remaining before Prospect Lake scored to earn a 3-3 tie with the Selects.The point was enough to advance Prospect Lake into the bronze medal game after edging Nelson out on a tiebreaker. Dropping the opener at the BC Soccer Provincial B Girl’s Championship didn’t stop the Nelson U17 Selects.The Selects just got better as the tournament progressed, culminating with a 6-1 trouncing of the host Attack side Sunday in the U17 Girl’s bronze medal game in Chillwack.Striker Naomi Perkins, finishing the game with a hat-trick, scored twice in the first half to stake the Kootenay Reps to the early they outsiders would not relinquish.Jenna Wheeldon, converting a penalty kick from 30 meters away, Aroha Tahini Senchel and Camille Gabhart, netting a breakaway marker, also scored for the Selects, who dominated the Fraser Valley squad from the opening kickoff.”Naomi scored on a pass from Abby (Bouchier-Willans) in the first minute of the game to set the tone for us,” said Nelson co-coach Justin Willans.”We dominated for the first 30 minutes and had two beauty saves from (keeper Bronwyn Sutherland) to keep us ahead.”Nelson opened the tournament with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Aldergove Ambush. Aroha Tahini Senchel scored the lone goal for Nelson.