News Updates[NEET-UG Exam] Start Bus Services From Early Morning And Increase Frequency Of Buses For Aspirants: Calcutta HC Directs State Authorities [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay9 Sep 2020 10:12 PMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court on Wednesday (09th September) asked the State authorities to make a sincere endeavour to start bus services for NEET-UG Aspirants from early morning on the day of the Examination and to increase the frequency of buses to enable the students at large to reach their respective examination centres in time.[NOTE: The examination in question is scheduled to be held on…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 Calcutta High Court on Wednesday (09th September) asked the State authorities to make a sincere endeavour to start bus services for NEET-UG Aspirants from early morning on the day of the Examination and to increase the frequency of buses to enable the students at large to reach their respective examination centres in time.[NOTE: The examination in question is scheduled to be held on 13th September, 2020.]The Single Bench of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty was hearing the plea of a NEET UG aspirant Souvik Panda seeking the directions of the Court “commanding the respondent authorities concerned to forthwith make separate arrangements for allowing the petitioner who is tested COVID-19 positive to participate in NEET-UG Examination on 13.09.2020 including all transport and medical facilities.”The Counsel for the petitioner submitted that the petitioner is a resident of the district of Purba Medinipur and he has been assigned an examination centre at Bhatter College at Dantan which is about 70 kilometres from his residence.He further contended that it would be impossible for the petitioner to reach the examination centre upon travelling such long-distance unless appropriate transport facility is provided by the State authorities.It was also submitted that the petitioner was found to be COVID-19 positive on 18th August 2020 and that the authorities may prevent him from appearing in the said examination at the said centre.Court’s OrderThe Court acknowledged the fact that the prayer for postponement of the NEET-UG Examination has been refused by the Hon’ble Supreme Court by an order dated 17th August 2020 and a review application filed thereafter by the State has also been dismissed on 4th September 2020. The examination in question is scheduled to be held on 13th September 2020.The Court was of the view that the importance of conducting the examination cannot be emphasized enough. However, the Court stressed that almost equally important is the possession of means for reaching the examination centres.In this context the Court Ordered,”In view of the present unprecedented situation which has been caused due to the COVID – 19 virus and as suburban and other scheduled trains are not in operation, it is expected that State authorities shall, upon empathetic consideration of the anxiety of the students, make a sincere endeavour to start bus services from early morning and to increase the frequency of buses to enable the students at large to reach their respective examination centres in time.”The AAG submitted before the court that in the event a copy of the writ petition along with the admit cards and other documents as annexed are forwarded by email to the Law Officer of the Transport Department then appropriate instruction would also be given by the competent authority to the respective Regional Transport Authorities.To this, the Court directed the Advocate on record of the Petitioner to immediately communicate all the documents to the Law Officer of the concerned Transport Department as well as to the Principal Secretary of the Transport Department along with a server copy of this order.Further, taking into account the fact that the petitioner was found COVID-19 positive on 18th August, the Court after perusing the exam-related advisory observed, “an elaborate procedure has been detailed to assist the candidates in every manner so that they can appear in the said examination peacefully.”The Court further observed that in the event the normal body temperature of the candidates is above 37.4O C and such candidates are displaying any symptom of Covid-19, they will be placed in a separate isolated room.The order of the Court states,”The said advisory had been issued by the respondent no.5 and the same is binding upon the respondent no.7 and all the examination centres and the same is required to be strictly followed. In view thereof, this Court directs that the centre-in charge of Bhatter College at Dantan to strictly comply with the advisory issued by the respondent no.5 so that the petitioner can appear in the said examination peacefully.” (emphasis supplied)The Advocate was also directed to communicate all the said documents and a copy of this order to the centre-in-charge of Bhatter College at Dantan, Paschim Medinipur (the examination centre of the Petitioner).It may be noted that at least 3 such orders were issued/passed by the Calcutta High Court (The bench of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty) Court on Wednesday (09th September).Case Details:Case Title: Souvik Panda v. the State of West Bengal & Ors.Case No.: W. P.A. No.7039 (W) of 2020Quorum: Justice Tapabrata ChakrabortyAppearance: Advocates Kallol Basu, Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Suman Banerjee, Pintu Karan and Akashdeep Mukherjee (for the Petitioner); AAG Abhratosh Mazumder (for the State); Ld. ASG Y.J. Dastoor and Advocate Siddhartha Lahiri (for the respondent nos.5 and 7).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A bicyclist shot and killed a 32-year-old man while the victim was sitting in a car parked outside of his house in Wyandanch on Saturday evening, Suffolk County police said.Vernon Brown was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with a friend in front of his South 31st Street home when a gunman on a bike rode up to the car, fired one shot that hit Brown and fled the scene shortly before 6 p.m., police said.The friend drove Brown to a nearby house on Levey Boulevard, where another friend called 911. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the shooting to call them at 631-852-6394 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
The program of the 55th Vinkovci Autumns, during which the materials for this completely different edition of the event will be recorded in the whole of Lijepa naša, will bring the best Croatian folklore Vinkovci and Dubrovnik, Split, Sibenik, Zadar, Otocac, Rijeka, Pazin, Karlovac, Zagreb, Gornja Stubica, Krapina, Varazdin, Cakovec, Koprivnica, Sisak, Pozega, Slavonski Brod and Djakovo. The first shooting has been announced for Thursday, August 27, in the south of Lijepa naša, in Dubrovnik. “It never happened that there was no Autumn, they were held even in the Homeland War, so we found ways to keep them in safe conditions this year as well. This year, over 10.000 participants will not pass through our streets, nor will 10 visitors pass through our streets during the 120.000 days of the event like last year. Precisely because of the size of the event and the great interest it arouses, unfortunately it will not be able to be held in the way we are used to. In these circumstances, we all had to adapt together and do everything to hold the 55th Vinkovci Autumn, but in circumstances where we will be able to comply with all measures and make a safe situation for all participants and visitors to avoid unwanted consequences. announced the President of the Organizing Committee and the Mayor of Vinkovci Ivan Bosančić. The planned events will be adjusted to the epidemiological situation, the organizers announced to the media today. The program of the Opening Ceremony of the 55th Vinkovci Autumns has been announced for Friday, September 18, on the main big stage in the city center, in the open with respect to all measures. Slavonski sokak will be organized with an offer of autochthonous products to the sounds of the tambourine, as well as a festive Sunday parade in which only folklore societies of Vukovar-Srijem County will take place this year, and folklore evenings the easternmost counties. So this year, although differently and with respect to all measures, Vinkovci Autumn will still turn the whole of Lijepa naša into a big stage of original Croatian folklore because folklore will, at least for the purpose of recording material, still come to life and shine throughout Lijepa naša event, which is the preservation from oblivion of the original Croatian folklore and customs that have been going on in Vinkovci for 55 years. This year, a four-day program will be organized in Vinkovci from September 17 to 20. “Since it is impossible to hold all those events as it has been so far, a lot will be missing and please be responsible, during the four days of holding special measures will be valid in the city center, we will have to limit the number of spectators, and all of us who we participate in this event we must be responsible because the health of both participants and visitors must come first ” concluded the first man of the town on Bosut Bosančić, presenting to the media a bus painted with the logo and motifs of Vinkovci Autumns, which will promote Vinkovci and Vinkovci Autumns throughout Croatia. COVID 19 does not allow over 10.000 participants, lovers of folklore and Croatian culture and heritage to gather in Vinkovci, as every year, but this year’s Vinkovci Autumns will be filmed throughout Croatia, all in order to record the best original Croatian folklore this year as well. and presented in the best light. This year’s 55th edition of the most important manifestation of the original Croatian folklore of Vinkovci Autumns will be held in a slightly different edition. Photo: Vinkovci Autumns
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBrown (13-9, 6-3) vs. Cornell (5-17, 2-7)Newman Arena at Bartels Hall, Ithaca, New York; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Brown looks to extend Cornell’s conference losing streak to five games. Cornell’s last Ivy League win came against the Princeton Tigers 73-62 on Feb. 8. Brown beat Columbia by six on the road in its last outing. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com SENIOR STUDS: Brown’s Brandon Anderson, Zach Hunsaker and Joshua Howard have combined to account for 50 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 64 percent of all Bears points over the last five games.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Bears have given up just 67.8 points per game across nine conference games. That’s an improvement from the 72.6 per game they allowed against non-conference foes.ACCURATE ANDERSON: Anderson has connected on 29.8 percent of the 121 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 24 over the last five games. He’s also made 79.7 percent of his free throws this season.SIGNIFICANCE OF 72: Cornell is 0-13 when opposing teams score 72 or more points. Brown is a perfect 11-0 when its offense scores at least 72 points.ASSIST RATIOS: The Big Red have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Bears. Cornell has 37 assists on 73 field goals (50.7 percent) over its previous three matchups while Brown has assists on 22 of 78 field goals (28.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Cornell has committed a turnover on just 17.5 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best percentage among all Ivy League teams. The Big Red have turned the ball over only 11.6 times per game this season and just 9.4 times per game over their last five games. Associated Press Cornell looks to end streak vs Brown February 22, 2020