‘Registry Blamed Unnecessarily’ : SC Dismisses Plea Alleging Bias In Listing Matters With 100 Rupees Cost

first_imgTop Stories’Registry Blamed Unnecessarily’ : SC Dismisses Plea Alleging Bias In Listing Matters With 100 Rupees Cost Sanya Talwar5 July 2020 11:42 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition alleging alleging adoption of a “pick and choose” policy by its Registry and of routinely giving preference to influential advocates in listings.The Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra dismissed petition filed by lawyer, Reepak Kansal, and imposed a fine of Rs 100 on him for filing the plea in which he had sought seeking a direction to…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  on Monday dismissed a petition alleging alleging adoption of a “pick and choose” policy by its Registry and of routinely giving preference to influential advocates in listings.The Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra dismissed petition filed by lawyer, Reepak Kansal, and imposed a fine of Rs 100 on him for filing the plea in which he had sought seeking a direction to its Secretary General & Registrar/officers in “not to give preferences to cases filed by influential lawyers/petitioners”.”We are imposing a minimum cost of Rs 100 on you,” said the Court.The bench observed :”We see, in general, it has become a widespread practice to blame the Registry for no good reasons. To err is human, as many petitions are filed with defects, and defects are not cured for years together. A large number of such cases were listed in the recent past before the Court for removal of defects which were pending for years. In such situation, when the pandemic is going on, baseless and reckless allegations are made against the Registry of this Court, which is part and parcel of the judicial system. We take judicial notice of the fact that such evil is also spreading in the various High Courts, and Registry is blamed unnecessarily for no good reasons”. The Court said that a large number of petitions are filed which are defective; still, the insistence is made to list them and mention is made that they should be listed urgently. The bench observed thus: “It happens in a large number of matters, and unnecessary pressure is put upon the Assistants dealing with the cases. We find due to mistakes/ carelessness when petitions with defects are filed, it should not be expected that they should be listed instantly. To err is human and there can be an error on the part of the Dealing Assistants too. This is too much to expect perfection from them, particularly when they are working to their maximum capacity even during the pandemic. The cases are being listed. It could not be said that there was an inordinate delay in listing the matters in view of the defects. “In his petition, he had alleged that the Section officers and/or Registry of Supreme Court routinely gives preferences to some law firms and influential advocates for reasons “best known to them”.The bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Abdul Nazeer had heard this petition on 19th June. It took serious objections to the allegations raised by Advocate Reepak Kansal, who complained that the SC Registry was showing discrimination and undue preferences in the matter of listing of all cases.”How can you compare your Petition on One Nation One Ration Card to the plea of Arnab Goswami? What was the urgency? Why are you saying nonsensical things? All members of registry work day and night to make your life easier. You are demoralising them. How can you say such things?”, the bench made these oral observations during the hearing.ORDERS IN PLEA ALLEGING “BIAS” & “FAVOURITISM” BY REGISTRY WHILE LISTING CASES:SC to shortly deliver order in a Lawyer’s PIL alleging adoption of a “pick and choose” policy by its Registry and of routinely giving preference to influential advocates in listings.#SupremeCourt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 6, 2020Kansal stated that the Section officers and/or Registry of Supreme Court routinely gave preferences to some law firms and influential advocates for reasons “best known to them”. “This is discrimination and against equal opportunity to get justice in this Hon’ble Court”, he states.”Because, the Respondent no. 2/ Filing Section take several days to check / point out the defects if, it is filed by an ordinary petitioner or lawyers and list the cases within few minutes by ignoring the defects / procedure if, it is filed by any influential lawyer or petitioner” The plea further contended, “There is no procedure was followed by the Registry i.e. filing application for urgent hearing or letter etc which was necessary for the urgent listing of the cases during nation lock down” The plea also contended that seeing this “discriminatory” practice adopted by the Registry and after failing to get his petition listed despite a letter of urgency on record annexed with the petition, Kansal complained to Secretary General of the Top Court via email. No response was given by the respondents, he states.Case DetailsTitle : Reepak Kansal vs Secretary General, Supreme Court of India and othersCase No : Writ Petition (C) 541/2020Click here to download the judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

New SEAS effort to focus on grad education in applied computational science

first_imgThe Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) announced a commitment to foster graduate training and research in applied computational science, infusing the SEAS curriculum with new courses and student research opportunities that will focus on the use of computation to power discovery and innovation.The aim of the new effort is to expand Harvard’s educational capacity in applied computational science, a growing field that brings together mathematical models, algorithms, systems innovations, computational techniques, and statistical tools.“From understanding the dynamics of bloodflow to visualizing complex data to tethering low-cost hardware together to create virtual supercomputers, applied computation is at the core of science and engineering,” says Cherry A. Murray, dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “We owe it to our students to ensure that SEAS is at the forefront of this exciting field.”Taking advantage of the highly interdisciplinary nature of SEAS and its intellectual connections to departments and schools throughout Harvard, faculty members will enhance existing courses and develop new ones. The courses will be available to Harvard graduate students across the sciences.Efthimios Kaxiras, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics, will serve as the director, effective September 1, of a newly created SEAS-based Institute for Applied Computational Science and be responsible for academic oversight. Kaxiras, an expert in materials physics, has long used sophisticated computation techniques to spur advances in biomedical applications.Rather than establishing a new academic or administrative unit, the institute will play a coordinating and capacity-building role, engaging with faculty from all SEAS academic areas.last_img read more

7 things you can do to ward off identity theft

first_imgby: Nancy AndersonWhen I put a list of common financial concerns — 13 Wealth Issues — in front of my clients and ask what is top of mind for them, identity theft is often the first thing they mention as a pressing concern.That fear is not unwarranted —  identity thieves can do serious damage when they have access to your Social Security number, birth date, address, and other sensitive financial information.Unfortunately, I know from experience. My personal information was compromised a few years ago, and it scared the heck out of me.Here’s what happened: A credit card (one that I never applied for) showed up in my mailbox. I’d never set foot in that particular store, since there wasn’t one in my neighborhood. Clearly someone else had used my name and applied for “instant credit” at the store. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Islamorada Dredging Plan on the Table

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District has received an application for a Department of the Army permit for a maintenance dredging work to restore water depths in navigable waters in the Village of Islamorada, Florida.The applicant – Village of Islamorada – seeks authorization to maintenance dredge a total of 11,380.60 cubic yards of sediment accumulated post Hurricane Irma within a 9.8 acre area within five canal systems to restore water depths to pre-Hurricane Irma conditions and to install temporary floating turbidity barriers around all work areas that are in/over navigable waters of the United States.Material will be dredged utilizing a hydraulic vacuum dredge or mechanical clam shell to remove the sediment accumulation depending on the composition of the material.The utilization of either system will result in the collection of a slurry from the canal bottom comprised of sediment and saltwater.The contractor will either use a mechanical or passive dewatering system to handle the dredged material. The dewatering system will be located in an upland staging area adjacent to the canals.Once dewatered, the material will be transported to an approved upland disposal location dependent on the chemical characteristics of the material.The deadline for sending comments on the proposed work is February 18, 2019.last_img read more

Warner tops Ponting with another ton

first_imgDAVID Warner’s Manuka masterclass not only flayed the New Zealand attack to all parts of the expansive venue, but also set a new Australian record for the most one-day internationalRicky PontingRicky Pontingcenturies in a calendar year.Warner’s innings in Canberra was his sixth one-day ton in 2016, continuing a remarkable run of form that has been bettered by just two men.India’s Little Master, the great Sachin Tendulkar, hit an incredible nine ODI centuries from 34 matches in 1998, while Sourav Ganguly’s seven centuries in 2000 came from 32 matches.Warner, now with six, sits joint third on the all-time list, in just his 22nd match this year.Other men to post six ODI centuries in a calendar year are South Africa’s Gary Kirsten and Tendulkar again, both in 1996, and Rahul Dravid in 1999.Warner’s century from 101 balls, reached with a punch to mid-off in the 32nd over in Canberra, took him above Australia’s all-time leading run-scorer Ricky Ponting, and Matthew Hayden, who each scored five ODI tons in a calendar year.Ponting and Hayden both hit five ODI tons in 2007 as Australia steamrollered to a third successive World Cup crown. Ponting also achieved the feat in 2003 – another World Cup year.The run glut continues an impressive dominance of the 50-over game for Warner in recent times.“I think earlier in my career in the one-day form, I probably went too hard,” Warner said in June this year.“And now I’ve worked out in the back of my mind how to actually play this game a lot better.“We all talk about having back-to-back games playing with the white ball or the red ball, you get into a rhythm.“I played the World Cup (ICC World T20), then the IPL and now playing a longer form, I feel like I’ve got an eternity now when you go from 20 overs to 50 overs.“You just feel so much more relaxed and there’s not that pressure to go after the ball as much.”Not only has he set a new Australian record, Warner could well have been eyeing off Tendulkar’s mark: the powerful left-hander was dismissed twice in the 90s this year.Warner scored 93 against India at this venue last January, and 98 against this opposition in Wellington in February.Warner’s ODI centuries in 2016122 (113 balls) v India, SCG, January 23109 (120) v South Africa, St Kitts, June 11106 (126) v Sri Lanka, Pallekele, September 4117 (107) v South Africa, Durban, October 5173 (136) v South Africa, Cape Town, October 12119 (115) v New Zealand, Canberra, December 6last_img read more

FOREST CHATTER RETURNS IN THE LENNYFROMMALIBU STAKES GOING 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN THE HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

first_imgTHE $100,000 LENNYFROMMALIBU STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTS Race 1 (of 11)                                     Approximate post time 2 p.m. PDT Forest Chatter – Mike Smith – 122Pay The Fine – Mario Gutierrez – 120Ambitious Brew – Flavien Prat – 122Old Man Lake – Tyler Baze – 120K Thirty Eight – Edwin Maldonado – 120First post time on Saturday is at 2 p.m.  Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.  For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.Released on 5/25/16For more information, please contact Alexis Garske at [email protected] or call 626-574-6418.             ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2016)–Stakes winner Forest Chatter and Ambitious Brew, along with three others return in Saturday’s $100,000 Lennyfrommalibu Stakes going six and a half furlongs down the hillside turf course for California bred or sired horses, four years old and up.FOREST CHATTER: Most recently third in the Sensational Star Stakes on Feb. 27 down the hill, the Richard Mandella trained 6-year-old gelding by Dixie Chatter, who stands at Bellena Vista Farm in Ramona, CA, will return to the distance he has dominated in the past and will seek his sixth win over the unique course. Mike Smith will be back aboard as he has been in all five of Forest Chatter’s career wins. Owned by Pam and Martin Wygod, Forest Chatter is 12-5-1-2 overall with $248,510 in earnings.AMBITIOUS BREW: A winner of the E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos Sept. 12, 2015 going a mile on the dirt, Ambitious Brew ran a troubling sixth in his last outing, the Oct. 12 California Flag Handicap down the turf course but was found to have bled following the race and was vanned off. Running out of the money only twice in seven starts down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, Ambitious Brew will hope to return to form and gains Flavien Prat as his rider. A 6-year-old gelding by Tizbud, who stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga, CA, he is owned by his breeder Pamela Ziebarth and trained by Marty Jones. Ambitious Brew is 15-5-6-0 overall with $338,380 in earnings. LENNYFROMMALIBU IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED HORSESlast_img read more