‘Impossible To Find A Perfect Solution Liked By All Stakeholders’ : Karnataka HC Dismisses PIL Against SOP For Functioning Of Courts[Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Impossible To Find A Perfect Solution Liked By All Stakeholders’ : Karnataka HC Dismisses PIL Against SOP For Functioning Of Courts[Read Order] Mustafa Plumber4 July 2020 12:54 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by an advocate challenging the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the High Court allowing partial functioning of district courts in the state. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Nataraj Rangaswamy stopped short of imposing an exemplary cost of Rs 1 lakh, on the party in person Advocate…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 Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by an advocate challenging the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the High Court allowing partial functioning of district courts in the state. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Nataraj Rangaswamy stopped short of imposing an exemplary cost of Rs 1 lakh, on the party in person Advocate Rajadithya Sadasiva by saying “Though this is a fit case where costs quantified at an amount not less than Rs.1,00,000 should be imposed on the petitioner, we are not doing so. The reason is that if mercy and leniency are to be shown, the are to be shown by the Judges, who are occupying Constitutional posts. Therefore, we exercise our jurisdiction by showing mercy and we are not imposing any costs on the petitioner.” The petitioner argued that the SOP subjects the court staff and judicial officers to the dangers of epidemic. It was aruged that cross-examination by video conferencing is not effective. Further, most of the stages of the trial can be taken care of by sending emails. He submitted that instead of allowing Advocates to appear physically and make oral submissions or allowing Advocates to participate in Video Conferencing hearings, video clips of submissions should be permitted to be forwarded by email.  The bench during the hearing said “It is very easy to sit in AC offices and argue all this. There is always going to be opposition to the procedure adopted, by certain members of the bar. It is easy to throw stones at us. But let us tell you that courts are for litigants and not only for the advocates.” The bench in its order said “As we are dealing with an extraordinary situation, it is impossible to find a perfect solution which will be liked by all stakeholders. Before framing procedures at every stage there was consultation with the Bar association and Bar Council, Advocate General and Additional Solicitor General. By publishing notice on website, suggestions were called and those suggestions were referred to a court appointed committee and that is how SOP was published and revised from time to time after consulting stakeholders. The procedure laid down is not rigid. In fact SOP underwent changes from time to time. We may note here that no one can claim what is devised by SOP is perfect.The reason is the situation is abnormal.” Referring to the suo-motu Public Interest litigation taken up by the court to address various legal and technical issues which would arise on partial functioning of courts, the bench said “Efforts were made to reconcile the provisions of law for efficient functioning of the Courts during the period of limited functioning. A suo-motu PIL has been initiated to ensure that courts function in more effective and litigant friendly manner in the days of the pandemic.” It added that “Several members of the bar will have their opinions. However, the institution of court is not run on the basis of individual opinions.The ultimate object of SOP is to ensure that the limited functioning of the Court continues in a best possible manner without the Courts becoming the source of spreading the pandemic of Novel CoronaVirus.” The bench concluded by saying that “Suffice it to say that this Public Interest Litigation is not worthy of entertaining at all. This is not a case which could have been brought to the Court by way of a writ petition in the nature of PIL. In fact, this is a fit case where exemplary costs should be imposed on the petitioner, who himself is a member of the Bar. There are urgent matters waiting in the queue and the Court cannot be forced to devote such a long time for dealing with a PIL filed by a member of the bar challenging certain provisions of the SOPs.”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 Storylast_img read more

More Midwest tornadoes possible after 29 reported since Monday

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 29 tornadoes have been reported across four states since Monday, as a period of severe weather now enters its fourth straight day.Sixteen tornadoes have been reported this week in Kansas, five in Oklahoma, five in Nebraska, and three in Missouri. There were at least 218 storm reports Wednesday alone, as parts of Oklahoma saw winds in excess of 100 mph.Several clusters of intense thunderstorms are moving through the Plains and Midwest Thursday, some with winds as high as 70 mph in Arkansas and Missouri, and a reported tornado in Oklahoma.Severe weather has also been expected in northeast Kansas, northern Missouri and southern Iowa, the third straight day for many of these areas. Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes are possible from Texas all the way up through northern Illinois.Parts of the Northeast may see some scattered thunderstorms as a corridor develops stretching from eastern Michigan to upstate New York. Damaging winds are possible in this region later in the day.The entire storm system likely will weaken Friday, with severe threats more isolated. Thursday probably will be the last day of the severe weather outbreak.Several clusters of intense thunderstorms are moving through the Plains and Midwest Thursday, some with winds as high as 70 mph in Arkansas and Missouri, and a reported tornado in Oklahoma.Severe weather has also been expected in northeast Kansas, northern Missouri and southern Iowa, the third straight day for many of these areas. Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes are possible from Texas all the way up through northern Illinois.Parts of the Northeast may see some scattered thunderstorms as a corridor develops stretching from eastern Michigan to upstate New York. Damaging winds are possible in this region later in the day.The entire storm system likely will weaken Friday, with severe threats more isolated. Thursday probably will be the last day of the severe weather outbreak.If some of these cities can pull off three consecutive days of 90 degrees or higher, it will be the first official heat wave for the region in 2018. It would be a notable feat, considering much of the region was well below average temperature for April.Temperatures are expected to dip near seasonable levels by the weekend.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Investor seeks manager for $500m infrastructure debt mandate, using IPE-Quest

first_imgA European institutional investor is looking to appoint an asset manager to a $500m (€362m) senior infrastructure debt mandate, using IPE-Quest.The investor behind search QN1405 said that it would consider infrastructure debt investments up to $100m as part of the mandate, with total investible assets of at least, but not limited to, $500m.It will consider exposure to infrastructure debt in all OECD member states, excluding Latin American and far east Asian natons. However, debt investments in the Australian market are possible, but no more than a quarter of the total mandate should be deployed within the country. All investments should have a duration of at least seven years, with a maximum 25% exposure to any greenfield developments.Interested managers have until 30 April to submit proposals through IPE-Quest.The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Cricket News Watch – MS Dhoni’s magic run-out of Glenn Maxwell gives Ranchi fans plenty to cheer

first_imgKuldeep bowled a short ball on off stump and Shaun Marsh jumped back to tap the ball to cover point. Maxwell thought about the quick single but Ravindra Jadeja fired a rocket throw to Dhoni who just deflected the throw from his gloves back onto the stumps. The celebrations by Dhoni was cool and unruffled, but the Ranchi crowd had found their moment of absolute joy. Brilliant work from Jadeja n MS Dhoni. pic.twitter.com/MA7Rc1iLda— shaktikapoor143 (@shaktikapoor143) March 8, 2019With Maxwell’s dismissals, Australia lost four wickets for five runs and India dented their prospects of reaching 350 in a big way. This was not the first time where Dhoni had shown his magic in effecting a run-out. In the 2009 encounter in New Zealand, Dhoni had effected a run-out off the bowling of Yuvraj Singh and he repeated it in a game against Bangladesh. In the 2015 World Cup against Pakistan, Dhoni had similarly deflected a ball back onto the stumps but in 2016, his keeping reached epic levels when he ran-out Ross Taylor for 35 when he back-flicked a throw back onto the stumps. A wonderful keeper, an ace batsmen and a thorough entertainer. That is MS Dhoni in a nutshell. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Australia were in a great position against India in the Ranchi ODI as they looked to stay alive in the five-match series. Usman Khawaja had slammed his maiden century and he shared a brilliant 193-run stand with skipper Aaron Finch, the second-best opening partnership for Australia in ODIs in India. Following the departure of Finch, Glenn Maxwell, who had blasted a century in the Bangalore Twenty20 International and who had the potential to take Australia close to 350, took control and he tore the Indian bowling apart. He signaled his intentions by blasting Kuldeep Yadav down the ground for a big six over long on and he took on Ravindra Jadeja, clobbering him for a six and two fours. Although Khawaja departed for 104, Maxwell rotated the strike and scored at a strike-rate in excess of 150. The Big Show continued to target Kuldeep by smoking him inside-out over deep extra cover for his third six as he neared yet another fifty. However, there was a moment of magic from Ranchi’s local lad, MS Dhoni and it turned the game totally on it’s head.  Usman Khawaja scored his maiden ton in ODIs.Khawaja and Aaron Finch shared a 193-run opening stand.Australia are trailing the five-match series 0-2. highlightslast_img read more

ICC World Cup Vaughan rues ‘empty seats’ at India-South Africa game

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Southampton: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Wednesday expressed his displeasure after seeing “so many empty seats” at the World Cup match between India and South Africa here.He stated that there were a sizeable number of vacant seats when the match started at 10:30 am local time.“Such a shame there are so many empty seats,” Vaughan said while commentating on BBC Radio.“They keep saying it’s sold out but where are the tickets?” asked Vaughan.Although the people started pouring in as the day progressed and there was a good number in attendance when India skipper Virat Kohli came out to bat after opener Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal.The organisers have already come under fire for empty seats during the England and Pakistan match at Nottingham on Monday.Some fans expressed their anger on social media at the non-availability of tickets, saying that the corporate ticket-holders do not turn up for the games while the genuine fans miss out on a chance to catch the action. last_img read more