News UpdatesCovid-“Hearing Of Cases Only Through VC”: Allahabad HC Issues ‘Modalities & Arrangement’ For Functioning of Lucknow Bench During COVID Sparsh Upadhyay6 April 2021 7:38 AMShare This – xIn view of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday (06th April) issued the Modalities & Arrangement (related to the functioning of High Court during COVID-19) which would be effective w.e.f. 07th April 2021 till 09th April 2021. The Hearing of cases shall be conducted only through video-conferencing w.e.f. 07th April 2021 till 09th April 2021 and…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?LoginIn view of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday (06th April) issued the Modalities & Arrangement (related to the functioning of High Court during COVID-19) which would be effective w.e.f. 07th April 2021 till 09th April 2021. The Hearing of cases shall be conducted only through video-conferencing w.e.f. 07th April 2021 till 09th April 2021 and the Counsels shall not be permitted to enter in the Court Rooms & Corridors on 7th, 8th & 9th April 2021. The VC link messages will be sent to the Counsels in sequence as per the Cause List, accordingly, the Counsel will receive the SMS as per the sequence of his/her case. The notification issued by the High Court also states that Video-conferencing facility shall also be made available in the V-C Cabins situated in the Mediation Centre. However, not more than 2 (two) counsel shall be allowed to remain inside the V-C cabins at a time and all the protocol related to COVID-19 (social distancing and wearing masks) shall have to be strictly followed inside the V-C cabins. It may be noted that a Video Conferencing link shall be sent only on the mobile number registered in the AOR. Furthermore, the System Manager/High Court staff will provide the required technical assistance to the learned Advocates/Litigants-in-person, as and when required at the onsite facility. Last week, the High Court had notified that it would function with minimum strength and till further orders, only the special Benches constituted shall remain operational (both at Lucknow and Prayagraj) and regular Courts won’t be sitting from April 5 to April 9. In related news, owing to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, the Chhattisgarh High Court on Monday (05th April) issued an official order directing that Judicial Proceedings of the High Court shall be conducted only through video conferencing w.e.f. 07th April 2021. The Patna High Court has decided to conduct complete functioning of the Court “exclusively through virtual mode” from 6th April to 17th April 2021 owing to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the State. The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday decided to keep in abeyance its plan to resume physical hearing of cases till April 18 by declaring that the physical hearings in the High Court, district courts and tribunals in the Union Territory shall be conducted strictly through virtual mode. Similarly, the Bombay High Court also modified its SOP which further notifies that Bombay High Court at its principal seat in Mumbai will hear criminal matters physically, while civil matters will be taken up through video conferencing. It was also decided that the CJ’s court will function in a hybrid format, and hear matters, both, physically and virtually. Additionally, Madhya Pradesh High Court also issued additional SOPs for the functioning of the High Court and subordinate courts on Saturday. The said SOPs came into effect on Monday. Click Here To Download NotificationSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Brookfield Zoo(BROOKFIELD, Ill.) — Two endangered Amur leopard cubs have been born at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.The 8-week-old male cubs are “thriving,” Amy Roberts, the Brookfield Zoo’s senior curator of mammals, told ABC News.As they’ve grown, the cubs’ caregivers have been able to tell them apart by their differing appearances and personalities, Roberts said.The cubs have different spots, and one of them has a bolder personality than the other, Roberts said.The last time the mama leopard, Lisa, gave birth, it was to only one cub, so she was the only one for him to play with, Roberts said. Now that Lisa has had twins, she’s getting a bit of down time as they play with each other instead.“They spend a lot of time stalking each other and wrestling each other,” Roberts said.The cubs were born on April 18 but their birth was just announced because veterinarians wanted to give the mother, Lisa, privacy as she bonded and cared for the cubs. During that time, zookeepers mostly monitored the mother and babies from a camera.The photos were taken during the cubs’ 8-week vaccinations, Roberts said. They will be placed in an outdoor habitat to be viewed by the public in mid-July, after they’ve had their second set of shots.“It is our hope that guests will not only enjoy seeing these very charismatic cubs exploring and playing in their outdoor habitat, but will also gain an appreciation for the species and learn why conservation efforts are so important for this leopard,” Roberts said.Amur leopards are critically endangered and fewer than 65 are left in the wild, predominately in one isolated population in far east Russia, and a few in the Jilin Province of northeast China, according to the zoo. The biggest threats the leopards face are poaching, retribution hunting, a decrease in their habitat due to fires, logging and human settlement and a decline in their prey, the zoo said in a press release.In 2013, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums created the Amur Leopard Global Species Management Plan to help the species survive, according to the zoo.There are currently 82 Amur leopards in 42 accredited zoos in North America, the release states. The nocturnal species are known for their keen senses of hearing, vision and smell and they live in temperate forests with cold winters and hot summers.The cubs have not yet been named.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Ming Hsieh, a USC trustee and alumnus, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering. This position is one of the most esteemed professional honors that can be granted to engineers.“I am very humbled and excited to be a member of the academy,” Hsieh said in a statement released by USC News. “It is a great honor to be recognized by the highest national engineering organization. I deeply appreciate and would like to share this recognition with my beloved USC, industrial colleagues and family and friends for the education, inspiration and support provided to me during the past 35 years.”Hsieh, founder of 3M Cogent Inc., has previously worked as the company’s chief executive officer and chairman since 1990. Hsieh was also the vice-president of AMAX technology; a computer server and storage systems company, from 1987 to 1990.During his time at USC, Hsieh has funded the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and established the Ming Hsieh Institute of Engineering-Medicine for Cancer.Known for his desire to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine, Hsieh has received accolades for starting Fulgent Therapeutics, a cancer drug research facility that customizes cancer treatments and genetic diagnostics.“It is really wonderful to see that Ming Hsieh’s technological and engineering impact is aptly recognized through his election to the NAE,” said USC Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos said in a statement released by USC News. “All of us at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering — and particularly in electrical engineering — the department which carries his name — are thrilled by this recognition.”The pursuit of higher education by his uncle, P.Y. Hsieh, created the framework for Hsieh to pursue his undergraduate and graduate degrees at USC.Hsieh is a native to Shenyang, China, and traveled to Southern California in 1980 to finish his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering through USC’s engineering program. Hsieh also completed his master’s degree in electrical engineering through USC in 1984.His company, Cogent Systems, has been noted by scholars in the field of engineering as a revolutionary feat in fingerprint identification services. Cogent Systems is a global biometric identification service that serves local and state-wide law enforcement agencies, governments and commercial enterprises.Correction: This article has been edited to note that Ming Hsieh is not the dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering. The Daily Trojan regrets this error.