IPL 2021: With 6 days left, Can Suresh Raina retain his…

first_img15 50 Football 3 Cricket 442 Cricket 193 59 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Ave 100 121.97 By Kunal Dhyani – April 4, 2021 Cricket 2019 5368 Cricket However, Raina has not been at his best. The only cricket he has played since IPL 2019 was in January this year. He was part of the Uttar Pradesh squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy but could not perform to his optimum. In five games his total score was 102.  Although on paper it might not be Raina-espque total, it is worth noting that his average was nearly 34.CSK would want to use his experience and that is why he was retained for IPL 2021 despite last year’s fiasco.IPL 2021 CSK squadMS Dhoni (C and WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R. Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harisankar Reddy, Bhagvath Varma and Cheteshwar Pujara.IPL 2021: When is CSK’s first match of IPL 2021?CSK vs Delhi Capitals (DC) will be played on April 10 at 7:30 pm in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai behind closed doors. 84 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickcio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeRaina missed IPL 2020 after he returned to India from UAE citing ‘personal reasons’. Furthermore, he did not join MS Dhoni & Co when they were training in Chennai which started on March 9.ALSO READ| Dhoni’s CSK struggling to find Josh Hazlewood’s replacement‘Chinna Thala’ as he is fondly called by CSK fans, joined CSK directly in Mumbai on March 26 and had to undergo a week-long quarantine. He began training from April 2 and unlike the likes of Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu, he has had merely 2 two-hour batting sessions. In comparison, CSK skipper has had 24.With so little training to get back into the groove, can he prove his worth in IPL 2021 and justify his ‘Mr IPL’ tag?Also Read: MI vs RCB in IPL 2021 Live: How to watch MumbaiIPL 2021: How will Raina’s return benefit CSK?Batting at No 4, the Uttar Pradesh batsman will act as the backbone to CSK’s batting line-up. His versatility will be key for MS Dhoni as Raina’s role be that of a floater. What adds to it is Raina’s style of play.His dashing left-hand style of play at No. 4 gives CSK the luxury to attack at will with a lot of firepower left down the order.The lofted straight drive (or hitting in the V) is a shot fans savour to watch as he audaciously plays without fear in a tournament like IPL.Raina also bowls very useful right-arm off-spin and was often used by Dhoni when he had to look for breakthroughs or try something different.IPL 2021: Suresh Raina – Is he still ‘Mr IPL’?Raina is synonymous with the Indian Premier League. Barring 2015-17, the 34-year-old has been part of CSK and has been a vital cog in the franchise’s three title triumphs.Also READ: IPL 2021: Big setback for RCB, Devdutt Padikkal tests Covid-19 positiveHe is the second-highest run-getter in IPL history behind Royal Challenger Bangalore’s captain Virat Kohli. In 193 games, the left-handed batsman has scored 5368 with a strike rate and an average of 137.14 and 33.34 respectively.IPL 2021: Raina’s IPL stats since 2017 38 137.14 Cricket 0 ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper 75* TAGSCSK vs DCIPL 2021Sures Rainasuresh raina ipl stats SHARE 17 IPL 2021- CSK’s Suresh Raina’s IPL stats: Although Suresh Raina played for India before playing in the Indian Premier League, it is the T20 league that helped him reach new heights. HiSureshs exploits in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings helped him earn the title of “Mr IPL”. But the ageing warhorse has not played high-level cricket in over a year. Now with six days left for CSK vs DC opening match, he has a race against time to find his way back in Mumbai.IPL 2021: Suresh Raina has total training of just 4 hrs for IPL so far Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive 23.93 445 33.34 Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look center_img 1 2017 100* 383 132.44 40.18 143.97 CricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021Latest Sports News WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Cricket 2018 3 Previous articleIPL 2021: Right before MI vs RCB opening match, Mumbai Indians motivates their team with this major throwback videoNext articleCOD Mobile Season 3: New Map Coastal Revealed Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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The mystery that is Gavin Henson – Will he return?

first_imgThursday Sep 17, 2009 The mystery that is Gavin Henson – Will he return? Welsh centre Gavin Henson has been under the spotlight recently as news hit that he’s been given indefinite leave from his club, the Ospreys. Still only 28, Henson is an incredibly talented player who’s career never quite lived up to expectations.One of the most naturally gifted rugby players around, Henson has at times showed that he’s had the potential to be a great. It never seemed to last long though unfortunately, as injury seemed to continually strike him down.He made his international debut for Wales at the age of just 19. He later played for the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand, and has been a stalwart of the Ospreys. He’s won two Grand Slams with Wales, but unfortunately has never appeared in a World Cup.A bit of a tabloid favourite, many feel that his off-field relationship, with a high profile and extremely wealthy singer, has hampered his hunger and desire as a player.Recently it was announced that Henson wants to retire from rugby completely. It turned out to be a bit of a rumour, with the man himself saying that he was unsure what he wants. Welsh coach Warren Gatland says it would be a tragedy if Henson quits the game right now.“It would be tragedy if we lose someone of his ability to the game, from a regional and international point of view,” Gatland said.“But I dont want to treat Gavin in a special way, I dont want to treat him any differently to anyone else. It is up to him to get himself right, back to the Ospreys training and playing and getting himself right for Wales.”“Gavin is such an obvious and rare talent that we would hate in five years time to be talking about him as a player who never fulfilled his potential.“I am conscious of not stepping on the Ospreys toes. If I did speak to him it would be only proper that I spoke to the Ospreys first. But I will give it a few weeks first to see if there is any hope of him coming back.“I have always said he is a fantastic player and that when fit and right he is one of the best in the world in his position. But it is up to him now,” Gatland concluded.So what is the deal with Gavin Henson? Will we see him again? 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. The mystery that is Gavin Henson – Will he return? | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Protest anti-abortion laws — Buffalo

first_imgActivists from the Western New York Resistance Revival Chorus, Western New York Peace Center, New York Abortion Access Fund and Workers World Party gathered May 14 in Bidwell Park in Buffalo, N.Y.  They were there in solidarity with people affected by the recent wave of anti-abortion legislation passed in several states, most recently in Alabama.Speakers pointed out that laws that criminalize those who have abortions and those who provide them are a way to disenfranchise poor people and generate more prison labor. The rally drew support from commuters and passersby — some of whom joined in.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalist’s body found two months after he went missing, identity of murderers still unknown

first_img NepalAsia – Pacific NepalAsia – Pacific One of Joshi’s brothers also suggested that a local Maoist leader, Hari “Utsav” Chaudhari, could have been involved. Joshi was physically attacked one night as he was returning home after writing an article for Janadisha and the Dhangadhi Post Daily criticising Chaudhari’s calls for the independence of part of the Terai region. Local Maoist leaders dismissed the suggestion.The Malakheti police have arrested three suspects including the Rawat brothers, who fled after the remains were discovered. The local police are currently awaiting the results of DNA analysis of the remains.Members of the family say they have been pressured by certain Maoist officials and fear for their safety.The FNJ has been organising demonstrations in Kathmandu and elsewhere since 30 November to press the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible for Joshi’s murder are punished. The Kailali media have called a general strike. News News News Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of Jagat Prasad Joshi, also known as JP Joshi Pandit, a journalist with the local edition of the Maoist daily Janadisha in the district of Kailali (in the south of the western region of Seti), who had been missing since October 8 and whose remains were found in a nearby forest on 28 November. “We urge the Nepalese authorities to carry out a full investigation into this murder with the aim of identifying and punishing those responsible,” Reporters Without Borders said. After a 52-day search, Joshi’s skeleton was found on 28 November in Pragati Mahila forest, 500 metres from his home in Malakheti and less than a kilometre from the nearest police station. His press ID, his driver’s licence, a mobile phone and clothes were also found at the scene. Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage June 8, 2020 Find out more The discovery of Joshi’s body comes nearly a year after journalist Birendra Shah’s murder by Maoists in the south of the country. Another journalist, Prakash Singh Thakuri of the daily Aajako Samachar, has been missing since July 2007, when he was kidnapped by a group claiming to be Maoist.Video of the demonstration in Kathmandu on 30 November in protest against Joshi’s murder, with an address by FNJ general secretary Poshan KC:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8ZxIFnHTOw&eurl=http://www.nepalnews.com/archive/2008/nov/nov30/news11.php Follow the news on Nepal Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of Jagat Prasad Joshi, also known as JP Joshi Pandit, a journalist with the local edition of the Maoist daily Janadisha in the district of Kailali (in the south of the western region of Seti), who had been missing since October 8 and whose remains were found in a nearby forest on 28 November.”We urge the Nepalese authorities to carry out a full investigation into this murder with the aim of identifying and punishing those responsible,” Reporters Without Borders said. “All hypotheses should be considered, especially as a relative has named a local Maoist leader as a possible suspect.”The press freedom organisation added: “This murder and the many other recent cases of violence against journalists show that, although the Nepalese media recovered their freedom after the fall of the king, they still have not recovered their physical security. The government should apply itself to ensuring respect for the rule of law and combating impunity throughout the country.” to go further Organisation RSF_en Joshi was president of the local chapter of the (pro-Maoist) Revolutionary Journalists Association and the newspaper he worked for, Janadisha, is one of the mouthpieces of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). He worked clandestinely as a journalist for 10 years before democracy was restored two years ago.The Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) sent representatives to Kailali to investigate the murder. According to a Reporters Without Borders representative who was there, some of Joshi’s relatives suspect a local businessman, Lokendra Rawat, and his brother, Karan Rawat, of being behind the murder. Joshi had been threatened by Lokendra Rawat after writing an article, with photos, implicating him in trafficking in tiger skins. Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill May 29, 2019 Find out more December 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s body found two months after he went missing, identity of murderers still unknown Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Government offensive against opposition media outlets

first_img Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the closure of La Voix du Katanga, the third broadcaster to be shut down by the authorities in the strategic southeastern city of Lubumbashi since the start of the year.The authorities of the newly-formed province of Haut-Katanga announced the closure on 11 March. “This station has not paid its annual dues and does not even have a broadcasting licence,” a senior Haut-Katanga official told Agence France-Presse.This was denied by the head of La Voix du Katanga, who insisted that its papers were up to date and that the closure was politically motivated. The radio and TV station belongs to Gabriel Kyungu wa Kumwanza, one of the leaders of G7, a coalition formed last September to oppose any attempt by President Joseph Kabila to run for a third term.“For the third time in six weeks, Katanga has seen the closure of a media outlet that does not toe the government line,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “This seems to be becoming the systematic method for preventing any criticism from being broadcast in this very rich province, which is highly strategic for the government in Kinshasa. We call on the authorities to prove the allegations made against La Voix du Katanga or, failing that, to reopen the station at once.”RSF previous condemned the 28 January closure of two opposition TV station owned by Moïse Katumbi, Katanga’s former governor, who used to be a leading member of the ruling party but recently changed sides.During a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo last month, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon voiced concern about the restriction of political space in the country.The DRC is ranked 150th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. March 14, 2016 – Updated on March 21, 2016 Government offensive against opposition media outlets Receive email alerts February 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Newscenter_img News News Organisation February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo February 16, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica last_img read more

Taoiseach thanks campaigner, Vicky Phelan

first_imgSome good news from Vicky’s US cancer drug trial Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the General Election will be held on Saturday, February 8.FOLLOWING a meeting with Limerick cervical smear campaigner, Vicky Phelan, an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe announced that Mr Justice Charles Meenan has been tasked with identifying further mechanisms to avoid adversarial court proceedings for the women and families affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.Speaking after the meeting the Taoiseach said: “I want to thank Vicky Phelan for taking the time to meet with me today, Vicky and all those affected by the Cervical Check controversy have made a deep impression on the Irish public and on me.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Taoiseach has reiterated that the Government wants cases arising from CervicalCheck audits to be resolved through mechanisms which avoid women and their families having to take the stand. “Notwithstanding that, parties always retain the right to go to Court, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms must be found which avoid causing unnecessary distress for the women and their loved ones.”The Taoiseach, the Minister for Health and the Minister for Finance have restated the Government and the State Claims Agency’s commitment to using mediation where possible to settle cases in a sensitive and compassionate manner.However, the Government has acknowledged that mediation involving multiple parties and disputed facts have presented real difficulties in achieving successful resolution in some cases.Mr Justice Meenan has been asked to make recommendations on how the current situation can be dealt with. In doing so, Mr Justice Meenan has been asked to:-1. Engage with the women, their families and their representatives to assess what, in their opinion, could be done to provide an alternative to court.2. Assess the management of cases, liability and quantum that arise, in conjunction with the State Claims Agency and other relevant bodies (State parties, laboratories, insurers, indemnifiers and affected parties).3. Have regard to the work of Dr Gabriel Scally’s Scoping Inquiry and the International Clinical Expert Panel Review led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.4.  Report to the Minister for Health within two months. The report to recommend a way through which these cases can be resolved, in a sensitive and timely manner, that is appropriate to these cases involving complex liability issues and multiple parties, outside of adversarial court processes.The Government intends to act on Mr Justice Meenan’s recommendations as soon as they are available.The Minister for Health emphasised the vital public health role of screening programmes saying:“The cervical screening programme has reduced the incidences of women developing cervical cancer. There was a significant downward trend in the incidence of invasive cervical cancer between 2010 and 2015. Screening remains an essential element in our fight against cancer. We must continue to promote screening programmes, to improve screening efficacy, build public understanding of the screening process and restore public confidence.” Print Vicky considers experimental drug trial as cancer spreads Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students NewsHealthPoliticsTaoiseach thanks campaigner, Vicky PhelanBy Bernie English – August 2, 2018 1911 Vicky wants the right to die with dignity TAGShealthLeo VaradkarpoliticsTaoiseachVicky Phelan Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter Previous articleRuth’s smear scandal case put back to SeptemberNext articleVulture fund to sell Ormston House Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Vicky Phelan rejects claim that dying with dignity bill threatens palliative care Linkedin Emaillast_img read more

Housing’s Place in GDP Growth

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News  Print This Post Expectations for full-year 2020 and 2021 real gross domestic product (GDP) growth were improved by one-tenth to 2.2% and 2.1%, respectively, according to the latest commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.  The Group’s January jobs report featured solid wage growth and better-than-consensus non-farm payroll growth, including in residential construction.On housing, the ESR Group expects low mortgage rates and strong demand to help grow residential fixed investment at a 3.9% annualized pace in 2020, following last year’s contraction of 0.1%. That demand is expected to meet the moderate uptick in inventory predicted for the latter part of the year. Consumer sentiment toward housing is approaching an all-time high, and the lower interest rate environment also appears to have fueled a new surge in mortgage refinance applications in January.While risks remain skewed to the downside and include the potential overvaluation of equity and bond markets and a possible worsening of the coronavirus situation, notable upside risks include a further strengthening of consumer spending and the effects of monetary policy softening domestically and abroad. The ESR Group also maintained its expectation of no further rate cuts from the Federal Reserve in 2020.“The U.S. economy’s resilience, rooted in labor market strength and improved household balance sheets, was on display in January amid greater market uncertainty, including Boeing’s production schedule and the effect of the coronavirus on the global economy,” said Fannie Mae Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “However, corporate earnings continue to impress and a jobs report that came in well above consensus helped mitigate some of the growing cynicism. With business fixed investment poised to rebound in the second half of the year, we upgraded our forecast for full-year 2020 headline growth by one-tenth to 2.2%. We also continue to maintain our call that the Fed will leave the federal funds rate unchanged in 2020, despite forward markets’ beginning to price in the increased probability of a rate cut.”“Looking ahead, we continue to anticipate that the economy’s resilience will help keep housing on a firm growth track,” Duncan continued. “In fact, our updated housing market forecast shows greater strength in essentially every part of the housing market extending through the first half of 2021. The limiting factor for home sales, as well as the primary driver of home price appreciation, remains the supply shortage. Barring an uptick in the inventory of existing homes put on the market, in the near term we’re forecasting relatively flat home sales until higher construction activity can be sustained, which we foresee will be the case later this year.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Housing’s Place in GDP Growth Economy markets 2020-02-18 Seth Welborn Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Housing’s Place in GDP Growth The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Economy markets Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: SingleSource Launches Deed in Lieu Title Product Next: Michael Bloomberg Proposes Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Merger Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 18, 2020 1,287 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. last_img read more

[Breaking] Tough To Hold CA Exams Due To Rise In COVID-19 Cases, ICAI Tells SC; Seeks Time Till July 10 To Assess Ground Situation

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Tough To Hold CA Exams Due To Rise In COVID-19 Cases, ICAI Tells SC; Seeks Time Till July 10 To Assess Ground Situation Sanya Talwar1 July 2020 10:58 PMShare This – xThe Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on Thursday told the Supreme Court that there were operational difficulties in holding the CA Exams – scheduled to start from July 29 – on pan India level on account of the spike in COVID-19 cases in several states such as Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.Senior Advocate Ramji Srinivasan, appearing for the ICAI, sought time to contact the exam centres…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 Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on Thursday told the Supreme Court that there were operational difficulties in holding the CA Exams – scheduled to start from July 29 – on pan India level on account of the spike in COVID-19 cases in several states such as Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.Senior Advocate Ramji Srinivasan, appearing for the ICAI, sought time to contact the exam centres to assess the ground situation, and sought adjournment of the hearing of the petition challenging the ‘opt-out scheme’ till July 10.Accordingly, the bench granted the adjournment, reminding the ICAI that the ground situation was not “static” and was “dynamic”.The bench was hearing the petition filed by the Anubha Shrivastava Sahai challenging the “opt out scheme”, and seeking more centres for CA exam for the May 2020 cycle Chartered Accountants examination scheduled between July 29 to August 16. On June 15, the ICAI notified that the students can avail an ‘opt-out’ option, as per which their attempt will be treated as cancelled, and will be carried forward to the exams scheduled in November. The deadline for opt-out option was set as June 30. This was challenged as highly discriminatory and arbitrary by the petitioner.On June 29, the Court had urged that the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) should be flexible with the ‘opt-out’ scheme, considering the COVID-19 pandemic situation.The bench also suggested the ICAI to keep open the option for change in examination until the last week and not to freeze it, as the situation is constantly changing.A bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna had then asked the ICAI to come out with a fresh notification in this regard and adjourned the hearing till today, July 2.  The bench had said that the situation due to pandemic was not “static” and was “dynamic”. So, the option for opt-out must be kept open till last exam.The ICAI had told the bench that the limited window of choosing to opt-out was kept to have a sense of certainty as regards the number of students taking the exam. Senior Advocate Ramji Srinivasan, ICAI’s counsel, said that 53,000 students have already opted out from taking the CAexam to be held in July-August.But the bench pointed out the pandemic situation was constantly changing, and containment zones were always shifting.”Those who have not opted out and are unable to take exam due to any exigency, let those students have the same benefit as someone who has opted out”, Justice Khanwilar suggested.”If someone does not appear for the CA exam, treat them as opted out. As simple as that. Assume that it is COVID-19 related”, the judge added.”You have to make a provision then that if a student passes the exam in November, you have to say that it means they have passed the exam in July”, the bench said.The bench made two suggestions :Opting out shall remain active till last paper.Guidelines issued by MHA for conduct of CBSE exams should be adopted. “Don’t make taking of any CA exam difficult for students. Don’t make this semester-based opting out. You (ICAI) are a professional body. Take care of your students”, the bench told Senior Advocate Ramji Srinivasan, counsel for ICAI.”Once the option of opting out is kept open till last paper, no other logistic concern would be relevant”, the bench remarked.The bench also said that the the option to change CA exam centre needs to be open till the last week before examination date.”The change of centre should be open for all till the end. Till the last week, you need to be flexible, you cannot be rigid”, the bench said.Srinivasan told the bench that a modified notification will be issued addressing the concerns raised by the bench.The bench however was not appreciative of the petitioner’s plea for free transportation facilities to exam centres.”Do you expect a bus to go to every aspirant’s residence to pick them up?”, the bench asked Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, petitioner’s counsel.Filed through Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, the plea stated that said “Opt-Out” option discriminates against students on account of the fact that some students who are living in remote areas of the country or are currently in containment zones are bound to choose the “opt-out” option and are thus slated to lose one “one precious examination attempt” of taking the said examination.In order to ensure that there is at least one Examination Centre in every district of India so that maximum students can take the exams, the plea prayed for increasing the number of Examination Centres. as there are only 259 centres in India and 5 Centres overseas, whereas there are 739 districts in India.”….it is apparent from the above that the Respondent No.1 ICAI is only conducting the aforesaid Examinations in about 30% districts in India. Meaning thereby that the students/ aspirants living in other 70% districts of India, would be required to travel from their homes for long distances, to other districts, in order to appear in the aforesaid Examinations, which will put their lives in immense threat of deadly pandemic of COVID-19″ – Excerpt of PleaThis, the plea stated would ensure that that the risk of contracting infection is minimised as students would not have to travel long distances to partake the examinations.Additionally, the petitioner prayed for free transportation and free accommodation for those students who are not in close proximity to their respective Examination Centres in order to protect them from “unnecessary harassment” and for “e-Admit Cards to be issued to the captioned students, as E-passes for free movement of such students in containment/ red zones during examinations”. Subscribe to LiveLaw and help us provide quality content. Click here to subscribe. Next Storylast_img read more

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first_imgEmail Address* (iStock)Homebuilder sentiment fell again as 2021 got underway.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index this month decreased to 83, seasonally adjusted, compared to December’s reading of 86.January’s reading is the second consecutive month the index has reported a month-over-month decline. The prior month’s reading was the first time since April that the index saw a decline.Homebuilder sentiment was also lower when it came to current single-family sales, with a reading of 90. The outlook for home sales in six months time dropped to 83, while the outlook for buyer traffic fell to 68.The index tracks homebuilder confidence in current and future single-family home sales and traffic of potential homebuyers on a monthly basis. A reading of more than 50 indicates a positive outlook; a reading under 50 indicates a negative outlook.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreHomebuilding boom continues with 16% increaseHomebuilder confidence drops for first time since AprilActive home listings hit record low Share via Shortlink Message* Full Name*center_img TagsCoronavirusHousing MarketResidential Real Estate Regional sentiment once again followed in the national indices’ footsteps, with index readings all below than those recorded in December, except in the Midwest region.But despite January’s lower figures, all components and regions tracked by the indices were higher compared to readings in January 2020.The housing market’s strength from last year has carried into the new year so far. Homebuyers continue to apply for bigger loans to purchase new homes, while the supply of available homes reached an all-time low.Contact Erin Hudson Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more