Delhi HC Directs Delhi University To Conduct Physical Exams by Sep 14, Work Out Modalities For Stay and Transportation of PwD Category Students
News UpdatesDelhi HC Directs Delhi University To Conduct Physical Exams by Sep 14, Work Out Modalities For Stay and Transportation of PwD Category Students Karan Tripathi17 Aug 2020 6:03 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Delhi University to identify the number of students who are willing to take physical examinations and work out modalities for their stay and transportation. In addition to the Delhi University, even the Ministry of Human Resource Development has been directed to submit an affidavit on modalities for ensuring easy access to PwD…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 Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Delhi University to identify the number of students who are willing to take physical examinations and work out modalities for their stay and transportation. In addition to the Delhi University, even the Ministry of Human Resource Development has been directed to submit an affidavit on modalities for ensuring easy access to PwD category students to examination centres for physical exams. While asking the Delhi University to conduct the physical examinations by September 14, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has further directed the Delhi University to submit details about how many students submitted their answer sheets for online Open Book Exams though emails so that a clear picture can be ascertained about the efficacy of the entire process. In today’s proceedings, the Delhi University informed the court that out of 38058 students who were expected to take the exams on August 10, 36663 students registered and 33957 students actually uploaded the answer sheets on the portal. For the PwD category, 358 students were expected to take the exams, out of which 308 registered and 258 students actually attempted the exam. ‘These figures do not include those students who sent their answer sheets through email and did not upload them on the portal’, DU informed the court. Appearing on the behalf of the Grievance Redressal Committee, Mr BB Gupta informed the court that the Delhi University did not share the passwords of the grievance emails sent by the students. It was further informed by Mr Gupta, that despite the Committee having its meeting on the Indepence Day as well, the Delhi University did not share the details of the Grievance Officers with the Committee. The court expressed its disappointment with the fact that the Grievance Redressal Committee was not allowed to function properly despite the orders of the court. The court pulled up the University and said: ‘Why are you maintaining so much secrecy around the passwords? Why are you frustrating the cause of the Grievance Redressal Committee? Should we issue contempt notice to your officers?’ When the court directed the Delhi University to immediately send the details of the Grievance Officers to the Committee, the same was done during the course of the proceedings. Petitioner Prateek Sharma also informed the court that many students are unable to apply for Post Graduate courses as the University has not provided them with mark sheets for the fifth semester. The court was also informed that many other Universities are demanding provisional certificates from students who are seeking admissions in Post Graduate courses. In light of these facts, the court directed the Delhi University to provide digital marks sheets to the students for the past semesters. In addition to this, the court directed the University Grants Commission to issue an advisory to all Universities to not to demand provisional certificates for admissions in Postgraduate courses as according to UGC’s own guidelines, Universities are granted time till end of September to finish exams for Undergraduate courses. For students applying to Universities abroad, the court directed the Delhi University to make an Email ID for students who have received provisional admission in foreign universities but can’t submit provisional certificates due to delay in declaration of results. These students will send a mail to the said ID indicating their cause, and subsequently, the University will send ‘Letter of Request’ to all these foreign Universities requesting them to postpone the requirement of submitting provisional certificates in light of delay caused in declaration of results. 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
SAN ANTONIO – A win that left Lakers coach Luke Walton encouraged left some Lakers fans discouraged.The first-year coach saw his young team overcome injuries and their season-long learning curve to beat the more seasoned San Antonio Spurs, 102-95, on Wednesday at AT&T Center.“They’re having fun,” Walton said. “We’re trying to build momentum into this offseason.”As for the discouraging aspect? After securing their second consecutive win and third in the past 13 games, the Lakers (23-55) “trail” the Phoenix Suns (22-56) by one game for the league’s second-worst record. So, the Lakers have a 46.9 percent chance of retaining their top-three-protected draft pick instead of 55.8 percent. The Lakers almost coughed up a 26-point lead – they squandered 19-point advantages against Charlotte (Dec. 20) and Miami (Dec. 22) – but they hung on with additional double-digit scoring efforts from Larry Nance Jr. (15), Julius Randle (11) and David Nwaba (10).What else perpetuated suspicions about the Lakers tanking to improve their draft picks odds? After missing the past nine games as a healthy scratch, 37-year-old Metta World Peace played 17 minutes. He scored five points on 2-of-5 shooting.“There wasn’t anyone else to go to,” Walton said. “Not being a knock on Metta, but we are trying to play younger players right now. You look down the bench and San Antonio has big, strong defenders. And to me, I love the opportunity to play Metta. He’s been so good all year for us. He works his tail off in practice. He never complains about not playing. So if I get an opportunity to get Metta out there, I love taking advantage of that.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s a unique situation. Our players’ jobs are to go out there and win. They did a great job of that,” Walton said. “It’s a lottery anyway. They’re going to need some luck from the basketball gods. We’re going to keep playing, which is best for our team.”The Lakers played at their best despite a depleted roster. Second-year guard D’Angelo Russell sat out after having apparent soreness in his left knee. Rookie forward Brandon Ingram had eight points on 3-of-4 shooting in 10 minutes in the first half. Ingram is on minutes restriction to deal with the tendinitis in his right knee, which he called “sore.” After logging 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting, guard Jordan Clarkson missed the fourth quarter because of a left knee contusion that he thinks will heal before Friday’s game against Sacramento.While Ingram and Clarkson downplayed their injuries afterward, the Lakers downplayed fan angst over the lottery implications. Forward Thomas Robinson said he received angry messages from Lakers fans on his Twitter account over the victory. At a nearby locker stall, Clarkson insisted “a win for us is always good.”“I don’t listen to what the fans say,” said point guard Tyler Ennis, who started in Russell’s place and had a team-high 19 points and six assists while going 8 for 14 from the field in 39 minutes. “If I went out and tried to lose on purpose, they’d have a problem too. We have to go out there, try to win as much as we can and let everything else handle itself.”So, the Lakers stormed to a 31-14 first-quarter lead. While the Lakers shot 59 percent from the field, the Spurs shot 27 percent and missed all seven of their 3-point attempts. The Lakers widened that gap to 40-14 with 10:34 left in the first half after going on a season-best 17-0 run. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Just when the new Phoenix lander was flexing its arm and going to work (see JPL), hoping to determine the habitability of Mars, two papers came out expressing doubt it will find anything.Toxic salty stew: Space.com summarized a new paper in Science1 that concluded Mars has way too much salt. Although some earth organisms are adapted to high saline environments, evolutionists believe they descended from less-tolerant progenitors. Besides, the Mars salt levels are way above the most salt-tolerant creatures on earth. This is bad news for Martian hunters. Team member Andrew Knoll (Harvard U) told Space.com, “Our sense has been that while Mars is a lousy environment for supporting life today, long ago it might have more closely resembled Earth. But this result suggests quite strongly that even as long as four billion years ago, the surface of Mars would have been challenging for life. No matter how far back we peer into Mars’ history, we may never see a point at which the planet really looked like Earth.” The paper said that any Martian life “would require biochemistry distinct from any known in even the most robust halophiles on Earth.” Indeed, the Opportunity rover may have been treading on “the last, best places for life on the early martian surface” even though it, too, was extremely salty. See also Science Daily’s report. National Geographic News called any past Martian water a “toxic stew.” This is an update to our 02/18/2008 entry.Death knell for Mars interior: Mars has big volcanic domes. Scientists have assumed it must still have an active core, despite no plate tectonics or global magnetic field. A new measurement reported in Science2 casts doubt on that supposition. If the core were fluid, the load of ice at the poles should depress the surface a little. A shallow radar instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter measured no dent at all. This, they infer, means that the surface is frozen solid. “Is Mars geodynamically dead?” Matthias Grott of the German Aerospace Center asked in the same issue of Science.3 He is not convinced this measurement sounds the funeral bell, but the paper “will cause some controversy and stimulate activity as the planetary science community tries to fit their results into our current view of Mars.”Closer to home, the moon continues to challenge humans hoping to return. Space.com reported more dismal news about moon dust and radiation (see May 19 entry). Imagine being surrounded by dust that clings to everything but having to keep it out of your shelter. That would only add to the psychological trauma of loneliness and isolation from God’s green earth.1. Nicholas J. Tosca, Andrew H. Knoll, and Scott M. McLennan, “Water Activity and the Challenge for Life on Early Mars,” Science, 30 May 2008: Vol. 320. no. 5880, pp. 1204-1207, DOI: 10.1126/science.1155432.2. Phillips et al, “Mars North Polar Deposits: Stratigraphy, Age, and Geodynamical Response,” Science, 30 May 2008: Vol. 320. no. 5880, pp. 1182-1185, DOI: 10.1126/science.1157546.3. Matthias Grott, “Is Mars Geodynamically Dead?”, Science, 0 May 2008: Vol. 320. no. 5880, pp. 1171-1172, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159365.The centuries-long myth of life on Mars is about to come to an end. Let’s see if Phoenix closes the book, or if hopes rise from the fires of disappointment in the last chapter.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
3 May 2006New draft regulations on hunting and on threatened plant and animal species in South Africa will close the loopholes that have allowed “environmental thugs” to get away with activities like canned hunting, illegal trading and unethical breeding in the country.The Threatened and Protected Species Regulations and the National Norms and Standards for the Regulation of the Hunting Industry – released for public comment on Tuesday – seek to control the breeding, trade, transport and hunting of threatened and protected species in the country. Threatened and Protected Species Regulations Uniform system of regulationBriefing the media at the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre in Brits in North West province, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said one of the biggest obstacles to effective conservation in the country was the lack of a national system to regulate the management and sustainable use of protected species.“This was one of the reasons we passed the Biodiversity Act in 1994 – to empower authorities, at all levels, to better protect our natural heritage,” he said, adding: “Today we will use this legislation to address the need for better regulation of listed species.”The drafts are to be gazetted on 5 May for public comment over the next six weeks.“The greatest value of these documents is that they will establish, for the first time, uniform national systems that will apply the same standards across the country.”Van Schalkwyk said measures to manage South Africa’s threatened and protected plants and animals did exist, in the form of provincial ordinances, but that there were inconsistencies among these.End to ‘environmental thuggery’The new regulations would clear up the current confusion and close the loopholes that allowed “environmental thugs” to get away with activities like canned hunting, illegal trading and unethical breeding.“No longer will ‘province hopping’ allow them to escape the law,” Van Schalkwyk said. “No longer will there be any excuses for their abuse of our natural heritage, and hunting will now be permitted only to hunters registered with recognised hunting bodies.”The draft regulations ban the so-called “intensive breeding” of listed large predators like Cheetahs, Lions, Leopards and Wild Dogs for any purposes of hunting or sale.They also provide for the formal registration of all captive breeding facilities, nurseries, scientific institutions, sanctuaries and rehabilitation facilities.Stiff penalties“Existing operations will have three months from the commencement of the regulations to apply for registration,” the minister said.Anyone who contravenes these regulations will be liable for a fine and imprisonment of up to five years – penalties that the Environmental Management Inspectors (the “Green Scorpions”) will be instructed to apply with vigour.The government will also establish a scientific authority representing SA National Parks, the SA National Biodiversity Institute, the National Zoological Gardens and the country’s natural history museums to help regulate and restrict trade in protected species.“In this way the monitoring and reporting on issues relating to the management of protected species will be much improved,” the minister said.Hunting: humane methods onlyOn hunting, he said this would now be permitted only using humane methods, in accordance with strict “fair chase” principles, by hunters registered with recognised hunting bodies, and in terms of carefully monitored and reviewed off-take limits.There will be no hunting on private land that borders national or provincial protected areas where fences have been dropped, unless the landowner and the management authority allow this and the environmental MEC or minister approve it.The SA National Biodiversity Institute will also keep and maintain a National Hunting Register, detailing how many animals have been hunted, for what purpose, where, and by what method.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rules on the volume of biofuels that must be produced from 2014 to 2016 continues the current policy thrust that biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil fuels, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says.“While the final numbers are not as high as the ethanol industry wanted, they move much closer to the levels in the original legislation for corn ethanol and actually exceed the mandated levels for biodiesel,” Tyner said.The EPA’s final numbers on the Renewable Fuel Standards, released Monday (Nov. 30), were somewhat higher than the original May 2015 levels, especially for ethanol. While there is no explicit mandate for corn ethanol, the implied conventional biofuel level, which includes corn ethanol, went from 13.4 billion gallons to 14.05 billion for 2015, an increase of 650 million gallons, or 4.9%.Similarly, the 2016 level for conventional biofuel went up 500 million gallons to 14.5 billion, or 3.6%, compared with the May preliminary numbers.Total biofuel levels went from 17.4 billion gallons to 18.11 billion, an increase of 4.1%.Biodiesel was considered relatively high in the May release, and it increased slightly with the EPA’s new figures.The main category that is reduced is cellulosic biofuels. Tyner said technology for them has not advanced as rapidly as hoped, and the cellulosic biofuels are still considerably more expensive than fossil fuels. He said the EPA continued its approach of mandating whatever quantity the market produces, but not more.Tyner noted that in the period between the release of the provisional levels in May and the final release, EPA was bombarded from advocates on both sides of the issue.“The oil industry argued that the RFS was not providing benefits, and the ethanol industry argued that the RFS was working well and achieving objectives of reducing oil imports and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions,” he said.Tyner disagreed with the “additional carbon” argument against biofuels. Proponents of that position hold that there would be greenhouse gas emissions benefits only if additional carbon is sequestered. They contend that all the corn and soybeans used for biofuels would have been grown anyway and, so, there are no benefits.“This is clearly incorrect,” he said. “More corn and soybeans were grown than would have been produced without biofuels. Also, when biofuels are used, fossil fuels are not.”Tyner said most regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. EPA, California Air Resources Board and European Commission have rejected the “additional carbon” argument.
$3.2 Billion in Block Grants For Efficiency MeasuresWASHINGTON, D.C — Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Native American tribes will soon receive $3.2 billion of stimulus funding for energy efficiency projects. The funding is separate from the $8 billion in federal stimulus funds flowing to the low-income weatherization program, according to the EERE News, an online newsletter from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.Among the projects eligible for funding under the program, known as the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program:Energy audits and energy retrofit work in residential and commercial buildings;Grants to nonprofit organizations for energy efficiency retrofits;The development of more stringent energy codes for new buildings;Incentive programs for energy-efficiency improvements; andThe installation of renewable energy equipment on government buildings.The program will provide nearly $1.9 billion to cities and counties, while states and territories will receive nearly $770 million. Tribal governments will receive $55 million. “These investments will save taxpayer dollars and create jobs in communities around the country,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “Local leaders will have the flexibility in how they put these resources to work.”More information on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program is available on the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Web site. The “frequently asked questions” section of the site is particularly useful.
Molly C. HerndonThe Personal Finance and Family Transitions teams joined forces to host a Twitter Chat on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The cross-collaboration sparked some great conversation across disciplines. While financial educators shared resources, family and social science educators shared research. It was an interesting and engaging hour-long conversation, guided by our Military Family Financial Transitions: Handling Changes to Income, Benefits, & Money Management webinar speakers, Dr. Barbara O’Neill and Jenny Rea.Thank you to all who joined the chat and shared your expertise and resources.
The Lady Eagles celebrate their third crown in six years. —SHERWIN VARDELEONThe UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball crown was Ateneo’s destiny—and, as University of Santo Tomas found out, there was no changing that.The Lady Eagles, dominant at the start and steel-nerved at the finish, turned back the Tigresses, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, in Game 3 of their championship series and soared to their old perch Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo thus bagged their third title in six years after they won their last one in 2015 while also spoiling the Tigresses’ bid to win their first in nine years.And for Sisi Rondina, the UST senior who wanted to leave in the din of a championship celebration, it was destiny.“This [championship] was really Ateneo’s destiny,” said Rondina in Filipino. “We just tried to stop it.”But the Tigresses couldn’t.Ateneo pounced on an erratic UST in the first set and took the best that the Tigresses could offer in the next two, using their vaunted defense anchored on lanky stars Maddie Madayag, Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon to log 14 kill-blocks and blunt their foes’ 37-27 edge in spikes.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ateneo looked to cruise in the third, taking a 19-15 lead on Madayag’s emphatic block on UST’s Eya Laure but the Golden Tigresses managed to storm back and tie it at 21-all on a Rondina kill.Madayag shattered the last tie with back-to-back points to put Ateneo at championship point. Jules Samonte then finished things off with an off-the-block kill.Tolentino finished with 15 points to lead Ateneo’s offense while Madayag had 10 points.Rondina had 18 points to lead the Tigresses while Laure had 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next My dream marathon: Running in the most famous of all road races Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “It’s because of our faith and courage,” said Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro. “It’s really written, the Lord has plans, no matter the challenges, whatever it is, He will really give it to you.”It’s also about talent, about Ateneo’s seniors showing up and establishing right in the first set that no bunch of young upstarts led by a fiery graduating veteran was going to take away their moment of glory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s not how you start, it’s how you end,” added Almadro, whose wards lost their first game of the season to La Salle, the opening match of the Final Four to FEU and the start of the championship series to the Tigresses.But the Lady Eagles were not to be denied. View comments
NEW YORK — Brandon Marshall knew he was on his way out of Chicago. He heard all the rumors. Things got rocky with the Bears last season, so a change appeared inevitable.“I kind of felt it over the last two months,” Marshall said during a conference call. “So my agent and I just prepared ourselves emotionally and also from the business standpoint for that day. So, it really wasn’t unexpected.”The New York Jets agreed to a deal for Marshall on March 6, and it became official March 10 as the NFL’s free agency period started. The Jets sent a fifth-round draft pick to Chicago for the playmaking wide receiver and a seventh-rounder.For Marshall, it will be his fourth NFL team. And, he hopes, his last.“Oh, man, yeah,” he said. “That was the plan in Chicago, and that’s definitely the plan here in New York.”Marshall, who turns 31 on March 23, played the last three seasons with the Bears. But he dealt with injuries and had 61 catches last season, his lowest total since his rookie year with Denver in 2006. He also clashed with teammates at times, and even his relationship with quarterback Jay Cutler appeared a bit strained.“We’re the brothers that, we love each other and we also get into it, but it’s always been that way and it will never change,” Marshall said. “I love him.”New Jets coach Todd Bowles was in Miami as the Dolphins defensive coordinator while Marshall was there for two seasons. The two hit it off then, and Marshall is excited to be reunited with Bowles.“Look out, everybody. He’s a man’s man,” Marshall said of Bowles. “He’s a leader.”Marshall has watched what the Jets and new general manager Mike Maccagnan have done during an aggressive last few days, including trading for him and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and signing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine, and safety Marcus Gilchrist.“These guys have created something special,” Marshall said. “This is a young team, a team that’s hungry. It’s going to be a special journey.”He comes to the Jets as a true No. 1 wide receiver, a guy who has caught 100 or more passes in five seasons and had at least 1,000 yards receiving every year from 2007-13.In offensive coordinator Chan Gailey’s system with the Jets, Marshall expects to be a “big piece” but used in whatever way is most effective.“I think with this offense and with what Chan does, spreading the ball around, is going to help us out a lot,” he said. “But I do think I’m going to be in position because of how great a job he does creating matchups to really take my game to another level and I’m looking forward to that.”In Chicago, Marshall saw his targets decrease from earlier in his career as the Bears brought in Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett to pair with him and running back Matt Forte to help Cutler run a potentially high-scoring offense.He sees the potential for a similar situation with the Jets, especially with Eric Decker complementing him at wide receiver.“We might be going against a team where he might have the best match-up and Decker might be the guy with 10, 11 catches and I may just have two,” Marshall said. “Five years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with that the right way.”Marshall’s actions on and off the field have sometimes been an issue in his previous stops. He’s known as a fiery competitor, and has been willing to speak his mind, calling out teammates at times and rubbing some the wrong way.He is also well-spoken and thoughtful, parlaying that into a role on Showtime’s Inside The NFL, a gig that required him to fly from Chicago to New York every Tuesday. His commute would be a lot closer now from the Jets’ facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.“It’s only a 30-minute ride to Showtime,” he said, “if we choose to do that again.”Marshall has said he suffers from borderline personality disorder, and has been an active spokesman for mental health during the last few years. He has been fined by the NFL in the past for wearing green cleats to support his mental illness foundation.“I was lost and really didn’t cope and deal with things the right way the first couple of years,” Marshall said. “My second year in Miami (2011) is when there really was a transformation in my life and in my heart, and I started to see the world the way it’s supposed to be seen.“Since then, I’ve been living my life in a way that, I haven’t been perfect,” he added, “but one that I would say that I’m happy with and feel that I’m being an effective, healthy citizen wherever I am.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico racing regulators are set to decide if they will issue the state’s sixth and final license for a horse racetrack and casino.The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday also could name the winning bid for the final license despite objections from New Mexico five existing “racinos.”Under the state’s compacts with casino-operating tribes, only six racinos are allowed in New Mexico. The five existing racinos are in Hobbs, Ruidoso, Farmington, Albuquerque, and Sunland Park.There three other proposals out of Clovis, New Mexico, including one involving “moving grandstand” that will allow an audience to travel alongside running horses.Two other projects are proposed for Tucumcari along this historic Route 66 and Lordsburg near New Mexico’s Bootheel.The Associated Press