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News UpdatesSupreme Court Directs Delhi University To Declare 5th Semester Results Of Law Student Who Had Attendance Shortage Due To Pregnancy LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Jan 2021 10:45 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court directed the Delhi University to declare the 5th Semester result of a law student who could not meet the requisite 70% attendance criteria due to her pregnancy.Ankita Meena could not obtain requisite attendance since she missed many classes during the 4th Semester due to her pregnancy. She approached the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the University to permit her…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 directed the Delhi University to declare the 5th Semester result of a law student who could not meet the requisite 70% attendance criteria due to her pregnancy.Ankita Meena could not obtain requisite attendance since she missed many classes during the 4th Semester due to her pregnancy. She approached the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the University to permit her to appear in the 4th Semester LLB Examination. The High Court had refused to grant her any reliefs. In appeal, the Supreme Court, passed various interim orders which enabled her to attend the examinations of the 4th, 5th and 6th Semesters.When the case was taken up last week, it was submitted that the University has declared the results of the 4th and 6th Semester examinations, but has not declared the results of the 5th Semester Supplementary Examination. Therefore, the student sought a direction to the University to declare the results of the petitioner for the 5th Semester Supplementary Examination and to grant the provisional degree, consolidated mark sheet and character certificate.Taking note of these developments, the bench comprising CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian noted as follows: “(i) that the petitioner has completed the course in entirety; (ii) that the results of all the semester examinations except the 5th Semester Supplementary Examination has already been declared; and (iii) that the lis in the SLP, though relates to the 4th Semester, does not actually survive for an active adjudication on account of the subsequent developments. Once the petitioner has completed the course and also written the 5th and 6th Semester Examinations and even got the results of all the semester examinations except the 5th Semester Supplementary Examinations published, the adjudication of the dispute in the SLP will only be a matter of academic interest.”Allowing her plea, the bench directed the University to declare her 5th Semester supplementary Examination results and issue the provisional degree along with necessary certificates, if she had passed the examinations, subject to the her clearing the other formalities. The Court clarified that the order was passed in the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case.AOR Ashish Virmani and Adv. Himanshu Dhuper appeared for the petitioner. CASE: ANKITA MEENA vs UNIVERSITY OF DELHI [SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 26484 OF 2018] CORAM: CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V. RamasubramanianCITATION: LL 2021 SC 41Click here to Read/Download OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
“To do otherwise is to pretend that this isn’t real, to pretend that we have other options.”Health authorities say they have linked many of the Melbourne cases to hotels where residents returning from overseas were being quarantined.Local media reported security guards had breached infection control protocols — including allegedly having sex with guests being held in isolation — prompting the government to replace the private contractors with prison staff and launch an inquiry.But there is also concern over the increased community transmission in Melbourne, with just 11 of Wednesday’s new cases linked to known outbreaks.Around 3,000 people in the city have already been locked inside their homes since Saturday in Australia’s strictest coronavirus response to date after a cluster emerged in a high-rise public housing estate.A total of 75 cases have been detected in the densely populated towers during a major testing blitz.Long queues of cars were backed up at Victoria’s border Wednesday after neighboring New South Wales closed the boundary for the first time in the pandemic — essentially sealing off the state from the rest of Australia.The hastily announced decision left residents of border towns scrambling to obtain permits to cross for work or other essential reasons, while school holiday travellers were rushing to return home.Australia has recorded almost 9,000 cases of COVID-19 and 106 deaths from the virus. The country’s largest supermarket chain, Woolworths, said it had reimposed buying limits on items including pasta, vegetables and sugar after shoppers rushed to stores across Victoria state.Experts have warned that people everywhere will have to get used to the “new normal” of on-and-off restrictions as new clusters emerge and subside, while there are also concerns over the economic and health impacts the measures will bring.Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Melbourne lockdown would cost the economy up to Aus$1 billion ($700 million) a week, telling public broadcaster ABC the burden would “fall heavily on businesses”.Restaurants and cafes will be limited to serving takeaway food, while gyms, beauty salons and cinemas will be forced to close again. Residents will be restricted to their homes except for work, exercise, medical care or to buy essentials — a return to social isolation that was only recently lifted.Professor Michael Kyrios, a clinical psychologist at Flinders University, warned that Victoria needed to brace for a “coming mental health crisis” as a result.”This will likely place the mental health care system in a precarious situation with very limited ability to mobilize resources in response to the increased incidence of mental illness arising from the COVID crisis,” he said.State Premier Daniel Andrews on Wednesday acknowledged the costs to Victoria’s 6.6 million residents, saying his job required him “to make not just the popular calls, but the really difficult, the hard calls”.”This is not the situation that anybody wanted to be in but it is the reality that we must confront,” he said. Shoppers in Australia’s second-biggest city stripped supermarket shelves Wednesday as millions in Melbourne prepared for a return to virus lockdown, with warnings the new restrictions will cost the economy Aus$1 billion a week.Five million residents were ordered back into a six-week lockdown beginning midnight Wednesday into Thursday as soaring community transmission of the coronavirus brings more than 100 new cases daily.A further 134 infections were detected in the past 24 hours — small in comparison to the tens of thousands in hard-hit countries like the US and Brazil but considered a major spike in Australia, which had otherwise been successful in containing COVID-19. Topics :
Governor Wolf Announces 2018 PHARE Funding to Support Affordable Housing Across Pennsylvania Human Services, Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced recipients of a new round of funding for housing programs made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund. The governor named 137 housing and community development initiatives in 52 counties that will share a portion of the total $26.6 million in PHARE funding for fiscal year 2017-18. The PHARE fund is managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.“For many families today, too much of their paycheck goes to housing, leaving little for food, transportation and other necessities,” said Governor Wolf. “Housing that is affordable is critical for helping families and communities thrive. That’s why I’m so pleased to announce this funding that will be used to preserve and expand the amount of affordable housing available in our state and address unmet community revitalization efforts.”Funding for the PHARE program comes from three main sources. Since 2012, the program has received a portion of the impact fees collected from natural gas companies operating in the state with the goal of addressing the housing shortage caused by the impact of drilling. That is supplemented with two major new funding sources that include a portion of the realty transfer tax and money from the National Housing Trust Fund.Today’s PHARE funding is expected to produce the following results:9,269 individuals or families at risk of homelessness will receive rental or utility assistance;1,224 homes will be rehabilitated or repaired;803 new rental units will be created;23 new single-family homes will be constructed;128 sites will be acquired or prepared for the future construction of 131 homes;385 households will receive home purchase assistance; and10,245 households will receive case management, including legal services, financial education and foreclosure prevention resources.“I want to applaud all the local organizations that approached us with innovative proposals for how to best use this housing money in their communities,” said PHFA Executive Director and CEO Brian A. Hudson Sr. “When you look at the wide variety of projects being funded today, you have to be impressed with the many different ways these organizations are using their money to address local housing shortages and improve their communities.”PHFA staff reports that $20.5 million of the $26.6 million allocated today will be used to fund housing projects benefiting households with incomes below 50 percent of the area median income. This represents 77 percent of the awarded funding.A list of the proposals receiving PHARE funding, often referred to as the state’s Housing Trust Fund, is available at www.phfa.org/legislation/act105.aspx. See the fifth bullet for “Funding Announcements.”About PHFAThe Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency works to provide affordable homeownership and rental housing options for older adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state. Since its creation by the legislature in 1972, it has generated more than $13.7 billion of funding for more than 172,053 single-family home mortgage loans, helped fund the construction of 132,531 rental units, and saved the homes of more than 49,215 families from foreclosure. PHFA programs and operations are funded primarily by the sale of securities and from fees paid by program users, not by public tax dollars. The agency is governed by a 14-member board. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 12, 2018
Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies say they are looking for about 30 people who allegedly burglarized a medical marijuana business in West Palm Beach on June 1.According to authorities, the group broke into Miracle Leaf on Sansbury’s Way.Surveillance video shows dozens of people breaking the windows of the property with a sledge hammer, and then rushing into the store at about 3 a.m. Officials believe the same group has committed other burglaries in the area.Anyone with information is asked to contact Palm Beach County CrimeStoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.
By John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – Paul and Lori Renick have been working hard to make sure the building that was home to the public library branch – and continues to be for the Monmouth Players – gets a second act.“Our goal is to see this as a performing arts/visual arts center,” said Paul Renick of the former Navesink branch library at 149 Monmouth Ave.Since March, when the township’s library system closed all three of its branches, the Renicks have been working with the not-for-profit foundation that owns and maintains the structure to establish the Navesink Arts Center.Paul and Lori Renick beneath the recently cleaned portrait of Herman Duryea. It was Duryea’s foundation that built the Navesink building where the couple is establishing the Navesink Arts Center. The Highlands couple, who operate a carpentry business and have been long active with the Monmouth Players community theater group, have been working and overseeing the work at the site. The work includes new carpets – the first since 1989; a new paint job, the first in more than 20 years; refurbishing the existing tin ceiling; and general cleanup work to get the building in shape for the Monmouth Players community theater troupe’s season. That’s all happening as they move forward with plans to formally establish the arts center.The site is now hosting the Monmouth Players production of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs (running Oct. 18-20 and 26-27 and Nov. 2). It’s the first of four shows the company is producing this season. The Navesink Arts Center will also feature performances by local singer/songwriters on Nov. 16; and an art exhibit/sale being presented by the Beauregard Fine Art gallery, Rumson.In the future, the Renicks and the arts center will be working with the Navesink School, the K-3 grade school next door, and its parent-teacher organization to establish an art program for the students.“I don’t want just arts and crafts,” Lori Renick said. “I want real art classes … There are some real talented kids out there.”She hopes the arts center will be able to nurture that talent.The building was completed by the Duryea Foundation in 1917 in memory of its founder, Herman B. Duryea, a sportsman and thoroughbred racehorse breeder. The foundation operated the site as a cultural and community center that had a lending library – the first in Middletown and one of the first in the state – and had tennis courts which still exist, plus a gymnasium and auditorium and even a bowling alley in its lower level, according to Michael Winchell, president of the board of directors for the Duryea-Navesink Library Association.The Duryea Foundation merged with the Navesink Library Association in 1994, establishing the new 501(c) 3, not-for-profit organization.The purpose of the foundation and its building was to be available for “social, literary, artistic and educational activities,” Winchell said.The foundation allowed the township to operate the branch library at the building, starting in 1959 with the township paying $1 a year until closing the branch in March. The township’s parks and recreation department also used the site’s tennis courts until about 10 years ago, Winchell said.Lori and Paul Renick have been involved with the Monmouth Players since 1993, with Paul serving as its president since 1997. The group has been putting on productions for 60 years, initially at Rumson’s Bingham Hall, then Red Bank Catholic High School and the Leonardo grammar school, before settling in at the Duryea house 57 years ago, Paul Renick said.Neither of the Renicks had a background – or even an interest – in theater when asked if they would like to help the Monmouth Players mount a production. They started by assisting with set building, then did some acting and now Paul directs some shows. “I’m a frustrated artist,” he said. “It’s my way to paint a picture.”Other than an endowment that is used for the building’s upkeep, the Monmouth Players is the only way the site generates revenue at this time – at least until a fuller slate of programs can be developed, Winchell said. The Duryea-Navesink Library Association and theater group are now discussing a merger to establish the long-term financial health of the site, he said.On the financial front, Paul Renick said he hasn’t and doesn’t plan to seek any government assistance for what he and his wife hope to do, believing the arts center can be self-sustaining. “I don’t want to be encumbered by their rules or politics,” he stressed.The site will eventually be available to the public with the former library space being dedicated as a community reading room with books available and a children’s area that will host storytime and other programs. The area also could be used as an alternative performance space that will hopefully generate some additional revenue, Lori Renick said.Further plans look toward removing the two rear tennis courts and developing a community art garden, consisting of sculptures and a winding path leading to a tranquil garden area, Lori Renick said. Those plans, however, are “crazy ambitious,” and will have to wait for a couple of years, she conceded.For now the work at the Navesink Arts Center is about continuing with the cleaning and hosting the show, they said.
By The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers finally got into the win column.LVR rode the fine play from Devyn Parker and Jayden Roch to double the Stanley Humphries Rockers 40-20 in West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Basketball action Tuesday at the Hangar.“Finally, a Junior Bomber win,” said head coach Val Gibson.Parker and Roch each finished the game scoring 12 points. Rookie Sabine Stroich and Savanna Dawson also chipped in on the scoresheet.“All but two players scored at lead one hoop,” Gibson said.The Bombers improve to 1-6 on the season and returns to action following the semester [email protected]
Cranbrook’s Tom Shypitka stopped the bleeding his Kootenay rink was experiencing during Thursday’s action at the Tim Horton’s BC Senior Men’s Curling Championships Thursday in Trail.Shypitka, third Fred Thomson of Nelson, second Don Freschi of Trail and Bill King of Fruitvale, broke open a close game with a combined five points in the fifth and sixth ends to double Kelowna’s Garry Gelowitz 8-4 during Draw six.The win hallted a two-game losing streak and powered Shypitka into a two-way tie for second with Mel Steffin of the Royal City Curling Club at the eight-team Championship. Both rinks are 4-2.Craig Lepine of Langley leads the field with a 5-1 record after dumping Rick Pughe of New Westminster 7-3.Myran Nichol of Castlegar, the other Kootenay rink entered, also managed to bounce back into the win column with an 8-4 victory over winless Ken Teskey of Williams Lake.Nichol, third Rick Brown, second Terry Kryzcka and lead Rob Babiarz, at 3-3, is locked in a three-way tie for fourth. The final round robin draw goes Friday at 9 a.m. with Shypitka facing Teskey and Nichol up against Gelowitz.Lepine battles Steffin while the two New Westminster rinks, Wes Craig and Rick Pughe, play in the other match.Playoffs follow with the first round set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday.The Teresa Hiram rink of Grand Forks lost both games Thursday to sit at 1-5 in the Tim Horton’s B.C. Senior Women’s Curling Championships at the Trail Club.Hiram, third Rhonda Lee Bedard, second Rose Beauchamp and lead indy Pettapiece lost 12-3 to Brenda Ridgeway of Nanaimo and 9-4 to Wendy Cseke of Salmon Arm Thursday.Hiram meets winless Cheryl Wyatt of Terrace Friday.Karen Lepine of Langley leads the women’s standings with a 6-0 mark.Ridgeway is 5-1 while Debbie Jones-Walker of Nanaimo is third at 4-2.
The Nelson Leafs needed some late-game heroics to steal a point from the Columbia Valley Rockies in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Jack Karran scored with 11 seconds remaining in the third period to pull the Leafs into a 3-3 tie with the Eddie Mountain Division squad.The single-point allows the Leafs to complete an early-season home stand with a 2-1-1 record.After netting a dozen Friday against Fernie, the Leafs fell behind early against the Rockies as Brennan Nelson and Joshua Antunes scored less than four minutes into the game to give the visitors a quick 2-0 advantage.Jackson Zimmermann, with his first of two on the night, cut the margin in half, with a goal on the power play late in the opening frame. Despite out shooting the Rockies 18-5 in the second period, Nelson failed to solve goalie Ben Kelsch. The former Leaf continually frustrated the home side shooters with some amazing saves.In the third it appeared Columbia Valley would have just enough offence to steal the road victory when Robert Butterwick put the puck past Quinn Yeager in the Leaf nets to give the visitors a 3-1 lead.However, Zimmermann scored with seven minutes remaining to set the stage for Karran to pot the equalizer.Nelson dominated the Rockies during the final 50 minutes of the game, out shooting the visitors 42-12 for a 52-21 game advantage.Kelsch was the obvious game star for Columbia Valley, which earned its first point of the season in four games.Karran took the player-of-the-game honour for the Leafs.Nelson, third in the Murdoch Division, now sets out on a three-game road trip with stops Friday in Spokane and Saturday in Creston.The Leafs travel to Grand Forks Friday, September 29th before returning home Saturday, September 30th to face the Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.
TRAINER QUOTES PETER EURTON, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: Did you see how he came out of the gate? He broke too fresh, and that was good. He’s just good right now. He’s the best he’s been in so long. Gary hustled him a little bit and then he kind of let him fall back.”“He’ll probably run next at Churchill Downs on Derby Day (May 7 in the Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs).” TYLER BAZE, COASTLINE, SECOND: “I had a beautiful trip. I didn’t really know how much he would eat the dirt, but I watched the replays from his dirt races and it looked like he had handled dirt in the face just fine. I really kind of let him run his race. I wanted to be patient with him going from six and a half down the hill to seven eighths, I think the distance is never a question with him, but I wanted to make sure I timed it right – especially when I had to thread the needle through a haystack. He ran really good.” JOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, CALCULATOR, THIRD: “I had a good race, he [Calculator] had his shot and he was a little bit aggressive on the back side. That’s my only regret but overall, we had a good trip. He’s a good horse and he’s going to improve anyway so I’m happy with that race.” GARY STEVENS, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: “It was the best he’s ever broken. I’ve been aboard him in a couple of workouts in the mornings, before his last race and again last week and there have been a few times that he’s wanted to go after horses in front of him and I’ve let him. What I found out is that he’s not only a great stretch runner but he’s a good turn runner. And that wasn’t the case last year. With a little time off and the addition of blinkers he seems a lot more focused.“He’s running on the turn so he’s gaining ground and doesn’t have to work so hard in the stretch. It gives me a lot of confidence. I knew at the half-mile pole that they were all in deep water and that’s a pretty good feeling.”“Pete’s got him figured out.” NOTES: The winning owners Lee and Susan Searing of Rancho Cucamonga who race as C R K Stable.