After Bombay HC Nudge, State Accepts Request To Allow Lawyers Attending Physical Hearings To Travel In Local Train On Experimental Basis [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAfter Bombay HC Nudge, State Accepts Request To Allow Lawyers Attending Physical Hearings To Travel In Local Train On Experimental Basis [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap15 Sep 2020 6:37 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the High Court’s registry to issue a day’s pass to Advocates who are attending physical hearings for travelling in the Mumbai local train. Court passed the order following the State government and the Union of India’s statement consenting to the same on an experimental basis.Division bench of Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni were hearing…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 Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the High Court’s registry to issue a day’s pass to Advocates who are attending physical hearings for travelling in the Mumbai local train. Court passed the order following the State government and the Union of India’s statement consenting to the same on an experimental basis.Division bench of Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni were hearing a batch of PILs filed by Chirag Chanani, Sagar Sahani, Nitin Patil and Ashley Kusher. In the previous hearing, Court had suggested issuing e-passes to lawyers on an experimental basis to allow them to travel by local trains to attend physical hearings after being informed that many lawyers were unable to reach for physical hearings as they did not have any other modes of transportation to reach the court except for local trains.Advocate General of Maharashtra AA Kumbhakoni as well as Additional Solicitor General of India Anil Singh had fairly consented to consider the said request on an experimental basis. After taking instructions, the AG had placed on record a brief note which would set out the arrangements that can be made for lawyers who are attending the physical hearing before the High Court. The said note sets out the steps which would be required to be taken by such advocates to obtain a certification to that effect from the Registrar and thereafter approach the Railway authorities for issuance of necessary travel pass. AG Kumbhakoni said that this arrangement would be an arrangement on an experimental basis and only in regard to the advocates who are attending physical hearings before different benches of the Court.Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh also took instructions from the railways and submitted that in principle, the railways are also agreeable for this arrangement to be set into motion as suggested on behalf of the State. Court accepted the arrangement as suggested on behalf of the State and as agreed on behalf of the railways. This arrangement would be in operation with effect from September 18 2020. Hence, the following order: (i) The concerned advocate who intends to physically appear before the Benches of this Court at its principal seat at Mumbai shall apply to the designated Registrar of the High Court seeking a day’s pass relating to the particular date only on which his/her matter is listed for hearing before one of the four Benches of this High Court. (ii) The designated Registrar only after confirming the correctness of the claim so made in the application in terms of the present arrangement via email will issue a certification of the requirement for a particular day to the concerned advocate. (iii) Upon receipt of such certification from the designated Registrar, the advocate concerned will approach the railway authorities to obtain appropriate pass/document for travel or ticket permitting him/her to avail the local train services, for the particular day for which a travel permission is required. (iv) The railway authorities after verifying the pass so issued will issue appropriate travel documents/ticket etc., as the case may be, permitting travel by local train services to the applicant/advocate for the particular day. (v) The above arrangement would be available to the applicant/advocate only and who satisfies all the above conditions. (vi) The arrangement will continue to operate on an experimental basis upto October 7, 2020 with effect from September 18, 2020.Before adjourning the proceedings to October 6, 2020, the Court asserted that the certification which would be issued by the Registrar to the advocates to travel by the local trains, would not be in any manner whatsoever misused by the concerned advocate. In the event, there is a misuse, it would be open for the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa to take appropriate action as may be permissible in law, the bench said.Advocate Shyam Dewani appeared on behalf of the petitioners, Advocates Parth Zaveri, Advocate Uday Warunjikar and Advocate Ashley David Cushar for Applicants in three separate PILs.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Kentucky’s John Calipari explains why he shut down fans’ ‘overrated’ chant directed at Tennessee

first_imgKentucky fans start chanting “Overrated” & Calipari shut that down quick. @Vol_Hoops @KentuckyMBB pic.twitter.com/hbyRRHM7HP— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) February 17, 2019Tennessee coach Rick Barnes admitted Kentucky played a strong game, and the Volunteers weren’t able to compete as they had hoped. “They were terrific. John had them ready to play. They dominated us every way you could be dominated,” Barnes said, per The Athletic. “(That was the) most selfish we’ve been all season.”Kentucky improved to a 21-4 record with the win, while Tennessee fell to 23-2. The two will match up again March 2 when Kentucky travels to Knoxville. Kentucky fans broke into an “overrated” chant directed at Tennessee late in the second half of the No. 5 Wildcats’ 86-69 victory over the No. 1 Volunteers on Saturday, but coach John Calipari wasn’t having any of the unsportsmanlike behavior. Calipari turned toward Kentucky fans and repeatedly yelled “NO!” when the chant started at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. He addressed his reaction to the chant after the game, while giving the Volunteers credit for how they played. “I know how good Tennessee is and that’s why I told our fans enough with the ‘They’re overrated.’ They’re not overrated. Probably underrated,” Calipari said, per the Knoxville News Sentinel. “We gave them a chance where we had (Tennessee) down big, and all of a sudden, you turn around and it’s 15, 16, 12 (point deficits). And I could see them making shots and beating us.” Related News Three takeaways from No. 5 Kentucky’s blowout win over No. 1 Tennesseelast_img read more

NBA Draft 2019: North Carolina’s Coby White declares after breakout freshman season

first_imgCoby White is heading to the NBA.The point guard announced Wednesday on Twitter he was entering the draft after one season at North Carolina. “This season has taught me so much and I wouldn’t trade the opportunity to play at UNC with a group of guys that have truly become my brothers for anything,” White said. “These past 10 months have been the highlight of my basketball career and I’ve grown so much on and off the court.“I’ve always had a dream of playing basketball in the NBA and with that being said, I’ve decided to enter the 2019 NBA Draft. This year, this school, this experience has prepared me for the next phase of my basketball journey. Related News Blessed beyond measures🙏🏽 #FMF pic.twitter.com/Ih RZte4yn1— whitecoby2 (@whitecoby2) April 3, 2019White was the 25th-ranked recruit in the class of 2018, according to 247Sports, but had a breakout freshman year for the Tar Heels. He averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 assists while shooting 35.3 percent from 3-point range.North Carolina finished the season with a 29-7 record and advanced to the Sweet 16, where it fell to Auburn, 97-80.”I just loved every minute of coaching Coby,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said in a statement. “Anyone who follows the game knows Coby could always put the ball in the basket. I also gave him the ball and asked him to run my team. And he did that very well.  Rising star Ja Morant to enter 2019 NBA Draft “He gave our fans and our team many thrills this year and accomplished things that only a few players his age have ever done. He is one of the most exciting young players in the game. I am going to enjoy watching him play at the next level.”White is projected to be selected by the Magic with the 13th pick in Sporting News’ latest mock draft. Fellow Tar Heels freshman Nassir Little also announced he was turning pro last week.last_img read more