Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Prashant Bhushan Plea To Allow Advocate Members Of Organizations To Appear Before Court In Organization’s Pro-Bono Public Interest Cases

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Issues Notice On Prashant Bhushan Plea To Allow Advocate Members Of Organizations To Appear Before Court In Organization’s Pro-Bono Public Interest Cases Shreya Agarwal15 March 2021 5:14 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Bar Council of India and Bar Council of Delhi on a plea by Advocate Prashant Bhushan challenging the validity of Rule 8 of the Standards of Professional Conduct and Etiquette (‘Rule 8’) framed by the Bar Council of India under Section 49(1)(c) of the Advocates Act, 1961.Bhushan has moved court seeking the quashing of a specific complaint…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 today issued notice to the Bar Council of India and Bar Council of Delhi on a plea by Advocate Prashant Bhushan challenging the validity of Rule 8 of the Standards of Professional Conduct and Etiquette (‘Rule 8’) framed by the Bar Council of India under Section 49(1)(c) of the Advocates Act, 1961.Bhushan has moved court seeking the quashing of a specific complaint filed against him by one Major SK Punia (Retired) before the Bar Council of Delhi for the alleged violation of the impugned Rule 8.In his petition, Bhushan has challenged the Rule to the extent that, “…Rule 8 is being used to prevent an Advocate from appearing in a pro bono public interest case on behalf of an organisation of which he/she happens to be an office bearer or member of it’s executive committee.”The (Retd.) Major’s complaint on the basis of which proceedings were initiated against Bhushan, contended that Bhushan was in violation of the impugned Rule 8 as he had appeared on behalf of organizations such as Centre for Public Interest Litigation, Common Cause and Swaraj Abhiyan despite being a member of the ExecutiveCommittee of these organizations. In his defence, Bhushan has stated before the Bar Council of Delhi that Rule 8 has no application in a case wherein an Advocate, who is on the Executive Committee of a non-profit organization, appears in a public interest case without any fees and therefore all consequential proceedings arising from the complaint by the Major must be quashed.Bhushan elaborates that there have been innumerable public interest cases filed by organizations such as Common Cause, Swaraj Abhiyan and Centre for Public Interest Litigation in which Senior Advocates and retired judges of the High Courts have represented organizations of which they are on the executive body. He cites examples of Late Justice V.M. Tarkunde and Late Justice Rajender Sachhar, who while being office bearers of the PUCL, have represented PUCL as Advocates in innumerable cases.He claims that an “identical complaint was made way back in 2001” against him on the ground that he was appearing in the public interest petition filed on behalf of the PUCL in spite of being a member of the said organization. The proceeding was initiated by Bar Council on the basis of the said complaint aswell as the validity of Rule 8 was challenged by Bhushan himself in WP (Civil) N. 5518 of 2001, titled as Prashant Bhushan v. Bar Council of Delhi. However, the Delhi High Court had directed the Bar Council of India to drop the proceeding. He further submits that the Bar Council of India itself was considering appropriate amendmentin the said Rule 8, as a result of which the Court had not delved into the validity of the said rule. In his defence, Bhushan has also said that pursuant to an advisory by the Bar Council of Delhi dated 15.02.2019 to refrain from appearing as an advocate for and on behalf of organizations, society or institutions, where heis a member of executive, in his capacity as an advocate, he had placed on record, by way of an affidavit, his resignation letter from the executive body of all the three organizations mentioned in the complaint i.e. Swaraj Abhiyan, Common Cause and Centre for Public Interest LitigationSubscribe 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

Air Quality Forecast For Vanderburgh County

first_imgMondayOctober 24TuesdayOctober 25WednesdayOctober 26ThursdayOctober 27FridayOctober 28 Fine Particulate(0-23 CST avg)Air Quality IndexgoodgoodmoderategoodNA* * Not Available and/or Conditions Uncertain.Air Quality Action DaysOzone Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when maximum ozone readings averaged over a period of eight hours are forecasted to reach 71 parts per billion (ppb), or unhealthy for sensitive groups on the USEPA Air Quality Index scale.Particulate Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when PM2.5 readings averaged over the period of midnight to midnight are forecasted to reach 35 micrograms per meter cubed (µg/m3).Current conditions of OZONE and FINE PARTICULATE MATTER are available in near real-time on the Indiana Department of Environment Management’s website.National and regional maps of current conditions are available through USEPA AIRNow.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Air Quality Forecast For Vanderburgh County Starting For Week of OCTOBER 24, 2016Air quality forecasts for Evansville and Vanderburgh County are provided as a public service.  They are best estimates of predicted pollution levels that can be used as a guide so people can modify their activities and reduce their exposure to air quality conditions that may affect their health.  The forecasts are routinely made available at least a day in advance, and are posted by 10:30 AM Evansville time on Monday (for Tuesday through Thursday) and Thursday (for Friday through Monday).  When atmospheric conditions are uncertain or favor pollution levels above the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, forecasts are made on a daily basis.Ozone forecasts are available from mid-April through September 30th.  Fine particulate (PM2.5) forecasts are available year round.center_img OzoneAir Quality IndexNA*NA*NA*NA*NA* Ozone(peak 8-hr avg)(expected)NA*NA*NA*NA*NA*last_img read more

I-pools launches UK first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing

first_img Telegraph Media Group launches ‘Telegraph Predictor’ game with i-pools March 22, 2017 StumbleUpon Tristan McDonald – i-pools: “an innovative, skill-based alternative” August 3, 2018 Share Submitcenter_img Social pools betting network i-pools has launched the UK’s first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing games, with the Tote monopoly reaching expiration.The introduction of Fantasy Racing pools offers punters an alternative to fixed-odds markets and totaliser betting, and does so in a social context, with players betting against each other rather than the house. Stakes start from £1, with players given the opportunity to create their own games and set their own stakes. Players don’t need to pick every winner to win the prizes, they just need to do better than the other players.Tristan McDonald, Founder of i-pools​, said: “We’ve patiently waited for the end of the Tote monopoly to launch a key element of our product range: daily fantasy racing, which offers racing fans a fun and skill-based alternative to fixed odds sportsbook. “Our objective, as a business, is to put the fun back into betting and to create a genuinely player friendly environment to have a flutter on all major sporting events.”Matt Steer, Head of Business Development for i-pools,​ added: “Our vision is to build a single pool of liquidity for social pools games, in the same way that the poker networks have done, by entering into product partnerships with existing media and operators. “We have three nodes on the network so far and are looking to expand rapidly over the next 12 to 24 months.” Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Clippers build big early lead, hang on to defeat Sacramento Kings

first_img“I think people forget, when Lou started he was a point guard,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Lou is so dangerous offensively scoring, teams are trying to take the ball out of his hands and double team him.“The problem is he’s a great passer, and that’s what you’re left with. If you double team him, he’s going to make the right play, if you don’t double team him, then good luck! And Lou knows that as much as anyone. He’s a really clever player, he’s just clever. He’s fun to watch.”Rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had an involved 17 points, four rebounds and five assists and Avery Bradley had 12 points and six assists.As for Beverley’s tone-setting contribution: “He’s been the MVP or the key to us in this run, really,” Rivers said.The young run-and-fun Kings – who played their final game of a six-game trip – trailed 67-51 after the first half, was was among the Clippers’ finest this season.They started off 6 for 7 from 3-point range, and assisted on 21 of 25 made buckets – the most in a half since way back on March 16, 2016 – and shot 52.1 percent from the field.Though they might have started off sleepily, the Kings are never to be slept on, Rivers said.In the teams’ first meeting, the Kings answered the Clippers’ 42-point first-quarter with a 42-point second quarter, turning what seemed like a blowout in the making into a more workmanlike 133-121 victory.In their second meeting, Rivers had to reinsert his starters for the game’s final three minutes after Sacramento erased most of the Clippers’ 27-point lead.“They play at such a great pace and they’ve come back on so many teams,” Rivers said. “It’s the third time we’ve played them and come back. It’s just their style of play. It’s just never safe, you know?””With 7:47 left, the Kings (25-25) had cut it to 96-90 on a bucket by Marvin Bagley III.But the Clippers answered the Kings’ last significant surge with a lasting one of their own: After a spinning finger roll by Patrick Beverley and a 3-pointer by Avery Bradley made it 101-90 with 6:16 to go, the Clippers outscored the Kings 21-18 down the stretch. PreviousLos Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) scores past Sacramento Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica (88) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox (5) dunks past Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, second from right, Lou Williams (23) and Avery Bradley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) dunks past Sacramento Kings’ Iman Shumpert during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield (24) scores against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) scores past Sacramento Kings’ Justin Jackson (25) and Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, center, is defended by Sacramento Kings’ Justin Jackson, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, left, is defended by Sacramento Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Avery Bradley, right, grabs a rebound next to Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots between Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) scores past Sacramento Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica (88) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox (5) dunks past Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, second from right, Lou Williams (23) and Avery Bradley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 9Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox (5) dunks past Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, second from right, Lou Williams (23) and Avery Bradley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandLOS ANGELES – While the Sacramento Kings snoozed, the Clippers went all in on the Early Bird Special on Sunday, getting whatever they wanted from the first-half buffet in the first game of the day at Staples Center.The Clippers constructed a buffer of as much as 25 points in the first half before the Sacramento Kings, as they’re wont to do, woke up in the second, whittling the Clippers’ advantage to a few as six points with less than eight minutes to play.In the end, before the Lakers and Suns took to the court for the evening game, the Clippers hung on to win 122-108. It was a successful homecoming before a sellout crowd of 19,068, keeping momentum alive following a four-game road trip on which the Clippers won three games.They’ve now won four of six since starting forward Danilo Gallinari – is expected back in the next couple games – was sidelined with back spasms. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “Gallo went down and people have been stepping up,” said Patrick Beverley, who came close to a triple-double Sunday, finishing with 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.As a team, the Clippers (28-22) assisted on 35 of their 42 buckets as four Clippers collected five or more assists in the same game for just the second time this season.“The small lineup is working for us,” Beverley said. “You get the ball, (there’s a) close-out, make the extra pass, a guy gets it, close out, he makes the extra pass, it’s like a wheel. It’s been fun.”Montrezl Harrell led Clippers scorers with 25 rim-shaking points, his 17th game with at least 20 points this breakout season.Tobias Harris had 18 points and six rebounds (including the 3,000th NBA board) and, fresh off his first career triple-double, Lou Williams scored 12 points, dished 10 assists for the second consecutive game and grabbed six rebounds.last_img read more