News UpdatesCan Degrees Be Given To Students Online With Digital Signatures?, Delhi HC Asks Delhi University To Consider Karan Tripathi22 July 2020 1:56 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi University to consider the feasibility of making a special interface for providing degrees to students through an online mode with digital signatures. The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has directed the Computer Cell as well as the Dean of Examinations of the Delhi University to look into the issue of making a special…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 has directed the Delhi University to consider the feasibility of making a special interface for providing degrees to students through an online mode with digital signatures. The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has directed the Computer Cell as well as the Dean of Examinations of the Delhi University to look into the issue of making a special cell/online portal for the distribution of degree certificates, marksheets, and addressing the grievances of the students. The court said: ‘Professionals whose services are required in the pandemic are being forced to move to the courts to get their degree certificates even after 2 years of graduating. There is no reason as to why the Delhi University can’t adopt technologically advanced modes to ensure that students are not inconvenienced.’ The order has come in a writ petition moved by certain MBBS graduates from Lady Hardinge Medical College, who had graduated in 2018, but have not received their degree certificates yet. Mr Sarthak Maggon, who appeared for the Petitioners, submitted that due to the non-availability of the degrees, the said graduates are finding out impossible to apply for their residence programmes in the United States of America. Delhi University, on the other hand, submitted that it has started the tender process and is at the final stage of finalising an agreement with a printer for printing degree certificates. The University further submitted that the opening date for bids is August 03, and the final contract shall tentatively be finalised by the first week of August. While pulling up the University for such an unsatisfactory excuse, the court said: ‘This will go on forever at this rate. DU can’t say that it doesn’t have a printer. You should look for alternative modes, issue online degrees with digital signatures. We need to have an alternative mechanism, students can’t continue to suffer like this.’ The court further highlighted that if its orders can be made available online with digital signatures, why can’t the same be done by the Delhi University. In light of these observations, the court directed both the Computer Cell as well as the Dean of Examinations to be present on the next date of hearing. The court will next take up this matter on July 23. 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
Most people believe that the major colleges cheat when it comes to the classes attended by athletes. This is being investigated by the NCAA in the case of the Black Studies Program at North Carolina. Former athletes have allegedly reported that they had never attended an actual class while enrolled at the University. They reported that all they had to do was write a paper to get credit for the class. Their allegations state that they actually received a degree by simply writing these papers.One athlete has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the University claiming he was not qualified to hold a position in the field of study from which he earned the degree. If the stories are true, many of the school’s athletes signed up for these classes knowing that they would not have to do much to pass. In some cases, they supposedly had other students write the papers for them.Other athletes at the University say they are being labeled as “non students” even though their degrees did not include any of these Black Studies Courses. They are simply being considered guilty by association with the athletic department. It will be interesting to see what type of penalties the University might receive after the NCAA investigation is completed.
A sum of ₹170 crore was provided to 3.41 lakh ineligible persons under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, the Odisha government has found.The money was transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries under the scheme that was conceived and implemented before the simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the State.Although one member of a family was eligible for getting benefits under the scheme, the government found that three lakh people belonged to families with multiple beneficiaries. Besides, fake beneficiaries under the scheme included 20,000 government employees and pensioners, 12,000 big farmers and 9,000 minor boys and girls.The government had started the process of verification in the first week of August to exclude ineligible beneficiaries and include the deserving families.Refund planGiving details of the verification exercise, Agriculture Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo told journalists on Tuesday that big farmers who had been paid assistance would be encouraged to refund the money.As for the three lakh ineligible beneficiaries, Mr. Sahoo said the assistance released to them would be adjusted in the subsequent instalments that would be extended to their families under the scheme. The government employees and pensioners who had received assistance will be asked to refund the amount or else the amount will be deducted from their salary/pension, said Mr. Sahoo.The Minister further said that any genuine beneficiary who feels that he or she has been wrongly excluded can apply online through the website kalia.co.in with complete documents and steps for inclusion will be taken after verification of the papers.
Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on before the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Lonzo Ball is in a shooting slump, and he thinks he knows where the problem is.“It’s just in my head to be honest,” Ball said. “I know I can shoot the ball.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES “I’m just trying to work on balance. That’s what (coach) Luke (Walton) and Magic (Johnson) have been telling me,” Ball said. “That’s the problem right now. Just balance.”His ability to distribute the ball hasn’t tailed off, at least. He had six assists Wednesday and has 22 over the last three games.Los Angeles continues its four-game trip Thursday night at Washington.ADVERTISEMENT 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments The Lakers rookie had nine points in a 107-96 loss to Boston on Wednesday night, shooting just 4 of 15 from the field and 1 of 5 from the 3-point line. He entered the night shooting 29.9 percent from the floor in his first 10 NBA games, including 23 percent over his previous three contests.This after he hit 55 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range in his lone season at UCLA. Ball said he hasn’t changed much from his approach in college.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a long season. Just have to stay positive and keep putting in work,” Ball said. “It’s going to show for itself. Obviously, right now I’m not making no shots. But I’m going to keep shooting.”Ball said the Lakers haven’t suggested tweaking his funky shooting mechanics, which include pushing the ball with his right hand from next to his left ear. Curry, Thompson find their touch as Warriors beat T-Wolves MOST READ
Anywhere in the world, but particularly in India, women pushing beyond the defined realm of motherhood and a regular?? job, and daring to fight it out, against all odds, on the most competitive of all world arenas, speaks of extraordinary grit of the body and mind? Some life lessons to take away Do right by your child: All three Indian mothers at the Olympics Mary Kom (29), Krishna Poonia (35) and Sahana Kumari (30) come from relatively humble backgrounds. Krishna would often milk buffaloes at her fathers dairy in their village Agroha (Hisar) as part of her training regimen. Mary, daughter of jhum farmers, had critics expressing doubts about her? None of them attended public schools; no Westernised, elitist lifestyles either. Down-to-earth, humble. And gritty enough to keep at it, never mind the difficulties. Takeaway: We need to a sk ourselves are we giving our children too much and robbing them of their ability to fight odds?Away from the popular:Mary excelled at boxing; Krishna is a discus thrower and Sahana is a high jumper sports far from the glamour and glitz of tennis, golf, badminton, shooting or cricket. Take away: If your child shows an interest, get her to explore avenues beyond the popular?? sports. You may have a Mary in the making!Dont stop believing: Mary tasted success but was disappointed in having to settle for the Bronze; Krishna, a Commonwealth Games medalist, put in her all but the competition was tough and she finished seventh. Said the gutsy mother of 11-year-old Lakshya: I will continue to work hard. Things do not end on one missed chance. Sahana, arriving just a week before the Games, when others took about a month or so to acclimatise, did not qualify. She could clear only 1.80m in London as against her national record of 1.92m. Takeaway: You can only work h a r d ; yo u c a n n o t g u a r a n te e success. Accept that luck does play a part, or that one may have been good, but not good enough. Its back to the drawing board.Family first, always: All three have supportive families. The husbands encouraged their wives to excel, never holding them back to look after home, hearth and children. Marys husband Onler, does not mind looking after their twin boys while she goes out to practise. Krishnas husband, Virender, is her coach as well. When she got married, her in-laws encouraged the new bride to pursue her passion in sports. Six months after giving birth to her son, Krishna was ready to get back to her game, thanks to their support. Sahanas husband Nagaraj is also a national level athlete and has been with her every step of the way, helping her pursue her dreams. Takeaway: Being wives and mothers did not hold the women back; instead, having family around spurred a nd suppor ted their endeavours, and continues to do so. Teach your youngster to value and make time for immediate and extended family.advertisement
Mumbai, Apr 27 (PTI) An under-19 football tournament, jointly organised by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) under the aegis of the All India Police Sports Control Board, is to be held in three centres here from May 2-9.The OORJA?CAPF Youth Under?19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament 2017, an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and featuring CRPF, BSF, CISF, SSB, ITBP and Assam Rifles, is being held at the behest of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, a media release said today.The tournament is being held ahead of the FIFA Under- 17 World Cup scheduled to be held in India from October 6-28.”While emphasising on the successful hosting of the event, the Hon?ble Prime Minister has said that this alone cannot be our final objective. FIFA Under-17 World Cup must be a catalyst for change, the tipping point for football in the country, which can only be done by creating a mass movement around it,” the release said.All CAPF units have been asked to conduct the Oorja? CAPF Youth Under-19 tournament in different parts of the country.CISF is conducting the tournament in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and in the Union territories of Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, besides Daman and Diu.In Mumbai, the opening ceremony is scheduled to be held on May 2 at the Cooperage football ground, which will also host the finals of both boys and girls categories on May 9.The preliminary league-cum-knockout matches will be held from May 2 at the JNPT Sheva Stadium (for boys) and RCFL Stadium, Chembur (for girls), respectively.advertisementThe winner of the tournament in the two categories would be awarded the Shankar Subramaniam Narayan Trophy, the release added. PTI SSR RSY RDS
Topics Share via Email Read more Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content news Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Share on Twitter AFL Share on WhatsApp Craig Little Australian rules football … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Australia sport Support The Guardian The AFL will review its controversial rules around high bumps at the end of the season amid furore over the Ryan Burton incident. AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking is adamant the right call was made on the Hawthorn defender but there have been shifts in bumps laws over the last few years and Hocking says the league will look at them again after the season. “That’s a longer-term conversation – of course we will,” he said on Tuesday.Match reviewer Michael Christian cleared Burton after his bump concussed North Melbourne utility Shaun Higgins on Sunday at Etihad Stadium. Higgins was hospitalised and needed surgery for a badly-cut lip. The bump is one of the game’s hottest topics, especially given concerns in international sport around concussion. Hocking said the feeling in the game is that the bump should be retained.The league’s ruling on Burton is that he executed properly and Higgins’ concussion happened because of secondary and accidental head contact. “No-one wants to see players concussed,” Hocking said. “But in this case, in our view, going through all of that, Burton has executed the bump and it’s accidental.”There are a number of provisions in the tribunal guidelines around high bumps and Hocking said Burton was in the clear with most of them. “In our view, he’s ticked all the right boxes,” Hocking said. “We’re comfortable on that adjudication, on those guidelines, it’s landed where it’s needed to.“We’re not here to suspend guys for accidents. If we suspend him for that, we’re throwing the bump out of the game and I’m not sure that we should.”Hocking also defended the decision to fine Hawthorn’s Brownlow medal fancy Tom Mitchell for misconduct after he elbowed Todd Goldstein in the head. In round four, Richmond’s Jack Graham received a one-game ban for a similar offence.Had Mitchell been suspended, he would be ineligible for the Brownlow. But Hocking said unlike the Graham incident, the umpire closest to Mitchell strongly felt there was not enough force to warrant a striking charge. Ugly bump incidents the latest reminder for fans to cool our bloodlust Share on Messenger
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rob Holding admits feeling pressure from Arsenal supportersby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRob Holding admits he has felt pressure from Arsenal supporters in recent weeks.Gooners have been waiting for Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin to return in order to shore up Unai Emery’s defence.The aforementioned trio took part in Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and Holding was pleased with how he dealt with the pressure.”I was speaking with Kieran – we were saying there is actually a bit of pressure on me, Hector and him,” he said.”Obviously the fans have been putting a lot of pressure on saying: ‘We need those three back, hopefully they can perform’.”So we had a bit of pressure going into [the Forest game] and the way we performed and dealt with it was great.”It is a healthy pressure. It’s not a sort of draining pressure if you know what I mean. It is a nice pressure and it is the competition. It is pushing everyone to be better.”
APTN National NewsThe Innu people in Labrador have a new agreement with the provincial and federal governments.It’s worth $100 million over the next 30 years.The money is compensation for flooding caused by the construction of the Upper Churchill hydro project in the 1960s.The deal also promises a five per cent share of profits from the proposed Lower Churchill hydro project.Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue is also the MP for Labrador.He spoke to APTN National News about the agreement.
CALGARY – A long-running dispute over a well completion technology that helped usher in the shale oil and gas boom in North America has resulted in a Canadian court decision declaring invalid a patent held by Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.In the decision released this week, the Federal Court of Canada says that the Calgary fracking company’s patent isn’t valid because it was an “obvious” improvement on existing techniques and had been publicly disclosed before the patent application was filed.The decision has sweeping implications for the oil and gas industry because variations of the technology are used to free oil and gas from tight underground shale rock formations in resource plays from Texas to northeastern B.C. and around the world.Judge James O’Reilly struck down patent infringement lawsuits filed by Packers Plus against defendants including Houston-based Weatherford International and Baker Hughes, along with producer Harvest Operations Corp. and service firms Essential Energy Services and Resource Well Completion Technologies Inc. of Calgary.“A patentee merits a monopoly only when the claimed invention is truly new, useful and unobvious,” the judge wrote in his decision.“Packers claims that the claimed invention … was not obvious because it represented a notable advance both over the common general knowledge of skilled persons and the relevant prior art. I disagree with Packers. The claimed method of fracturing … would have been obvious to skilled persons.”Packers’ system, patented in Canada in November 2002, is used to control and separate high-pressure injections of liquids and sand used to break up tight underground rock and free the oil and gas to be produced from horizontal wells, a process called hydraulic fracturing or fracking.Packers CEO Dan Themig did not immediately respond to a request for comment.In an interview two years ago, he said his company had pioneered the system and invested tens of millions of dollars in the technology.Lawyer David Madsen, a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP who acted for Weatherford and Harvest in the case, said the decision will help oil and gas producers control costs in the field.“Everyone has their own version of this … fracking technology so I guess the significance is it is still an open, competitive market and Packers Plus does not have a monopoly on it,” he said. “So that keeps prices down, of course.”Packers will have 30 days to file an appeal of the decision, he said.The judgment awards costs to the defendants.Madsen said those costs will likely be in the millions of dollars after two years of litigation and a five-week trial.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.