Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) Q22020 Interim Report

first_imgFMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw)  2020 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileFMBcapital Holdings (FMBCH) is the Mauritius based holding company for the FMBcapital Group and was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange in September 2017 following a one for one share swap with First Merchant Bank of Malawi shareholders. FMBCH has banking and finance operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is primarily an investment holding company with interests as follows: First Capital Bank, Malawi – 100% (established June 1995)First Capital Bank, Botswana – 38,60% (established July 2008)Capital Bank Mozambique – 70% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank, Zambia – 49% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank in association with Barclays – 62% (acquired October 2017) Through its subsidiaries, FMBCH offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to both corporate and retail sectors. The Global Credit Rating Co. has consistently given FMB an annual Long Term Rating of A+ and a Short Term Rating of A1 since 2007. FMBcapital Holdings Plc is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BF 81 / Estúdio Paralelo

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897775/bf-81-estudio-paralelo Clipboard Save this picture!© Ricardo Bassetti+ 28Curated by Pedro Vada Share Architects: Estúdio Paralelo Area Area of this architecture project Apartments Brazil Year:  “COPY” BF 81 / Estúdio ParaleloSave this projectSaveBF 81 / Estúdio Paralelo 2018 Photographs CopyApartments•Santa Cecilia, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897775/bf-81-estudio-paralelo Clipboard BF 81 / Estúdio Paralelo Responsible Engineer:Edison Fernandes da SilvaConstruction Company:EFS engenharia e construçõesTexts:Fernando Paal, Fernanda DobalWood Work:Status MarcenariaMetal Work:Geraldo AzevedoConcrete Benches:Robson FerreiraLighting:Companhia da Iluminação e LuminiArchitect In Charge :Fernando PaálCollaborating Architects:Laura Peters, Julia ParkCity:Santa CeciliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ricardo BassettiText description provided by the architects. This apartment is one of the many forgotten penthouses of 1950s São Paulo. The apartment absorbs both floor-plans of the two apartments per floor of this small building in Santa Cecília, each one with 60 square meters, and organizes the space in a fashion that is curious for the time in which it was constructed.  Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiAfter being closed for 20 years, the owners bought not just the apartment, but the promise of a fight for the necessary renovations, which would be structural and require much patience and planning. All the building’s water piping was in the walls (and there was no record of the piping, so it was necessary to track it down) and to meet the requirements of the owners, this piping needed to be updated and moved, so that the apartment’s spaces could interact. Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiBesides this very important fluidity in the project, some of the original materials were kept, such as the granilite in the staircase and the old wooden floors, which were both restored. Other details were remade, such as the iron windows with electrostatic paint and the terracotta cementile flooring, which, in an abstract way, reflects the original forms found there.Save this picture!Diagram – BeforeThe carpentry and marble work guest star in diamond white, speckled grey granite, and in American oak. These are truly the original treasures of the apartment. A curious discovery of the demolition was that the external walls were doubled. They were left exposed and painted white. Through the process we discovered this was because it made it easier for the roof slabs to be concrete.Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiThe original pre-demolition beams were treated but their rustic aspect was maintained to show that they used to be walls and now belong to distinct spaces. The result is a clean space, with simple lines and clear organization; without spacial hierarchy, the light spreads to all corners, which serves to show the original characteristics of the building. Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiProject gallerySee allShow lessFoster + Partners’ MOL Tower Will Rise Despite Budapest’s New Skyscraper BanArchitecture NewsSix Artistic Visons for Replacing Confederate MonumentsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Santa Cecilia, São Paulo, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Photographs:  Ricardo Bassetti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Vitro®, AED Mármores, Companhia da Iluminação, Dalle Piagge, Deca, Eliane, Lumini, Tramontina Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEstúdio ParaleloOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSanta CeciliaBrazilPublished on August 20, 2018Cite: “BF 81 / Estúdio Paralelo” [BF 81 / Estúdio Paralelo] 20 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Lookloud looks good

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Royal National Institute for the Blind has created a separate Web site to promote and support its one-off fundraising day Look Loud Day on 16 JuneThe Royal National Institute for the Blind has created a separate Web site to promote and support its one-off fundraising day Look Loud Day on 16 June. The site is a fine example of a charity addressing its different types of donors and supporters. In addition, it works hard at generating free publicity for itself with the largest collection of free, downloadable banner adverts that we have yet come across. It offers both static and animated ads. One improvement might be to include ads that incorporate photographic images, which are reported to achieve a higher response rate.RNIB does of course adhere to good Web accessibility standards by including an ALT tag in the sample HTML code it offers for using its banner ads. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 7 April 2000 | News Lookloud looks good  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Large TWU protest for a decent contract

first_imgMore than 4,000 people — mainly members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 — protested in front of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s office at 2 Broadway on Oct. 29.That date was the one-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy hitting New York City and seriously impacting New York’s transit system. The hard work, skills and deep experience of New York’s transit workers was what got this system — so vital to the functioning of the whole city — up and running in a few days after the storm.The 300,000 or so city workers, all without a contract — some for years — want a raise. They also want the normal “retro” payments covering the months or years since their last contract expired.The MTA, in a move that prefigures other offers to city workers, presented a three-year contract with no raises, more employee contributions for medical care and many other givebacks.This is how labor negotiations have worked for decades in New York City.“There’s no way that the transit workers, in light of the work we’ve done historically and the work we do day in and day out, are taking three zeros, or any of those other … concessions that they’re demanding of us,” said John Samuelsen, president of TWU Local 100.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Lafayette Indiana Field Update for 10-18-2012

first_img Previous articleRetail Food Price Inflation Has Yet to AppearNext articleDrought Hits Indiana Yields Including Specialty Crops Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Oct 18, 2012 Home News Feed Lafayette Indiana Field Update for 10-18-2012 Facebook Twitter Indiana corn yields have suffered with the drought this year and soybean yields are down in many cases, although some Hoosier fields have reported the best yields ever. In Tippecanoe County Levi Huffman’s harvest is complete. Corn and bean yields are down, but so are yields for his specialty crops, tomatoes and jalapeno, sweet cherry and hot cherry peppers. At a whole farm average of 42 Huffman’s beans didn’t measure up to the usual 58 to 60 bushels per acre. Listen to the HAT Field Update from his tractor Wednesday afternoon:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/10/HFU-LH-101812.mp3|titles=Levi Huffman field update]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/10/HFU-LH-101812.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE SHARE Lafayette Indiana Field Update for 10-18-2012last_img read more

Israeli government openly threatens journalists planning to sail with Gaza flotilla

first_img News News Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reporters Without Borders condemns the Israeli government’s attempts to intimidate journalists who plan to travel with a flotilla of ships that will set sail in the next few days in an attempt to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.In a message sent to journalists yesterday, Israeli Government Press Office director Oren Helman said media personnel sailing with the flotilla would be deliberately violating Israeli law and could be denied entry to Israel for 10 years. Their equipment could also be impounded and they might be subject to “additional sanctions,” he added.“The threats made by the Israeli authorities are unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They deny the rights to impart and receive news and information, rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Israeli constitution. “Without media coverage, the public is likely to be misinformed about the attempted delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. Journalists must be allowed to do their work without being threatened or intimidated. This announcement violates the fundamental principles which Israel claims to espouse.”Reporters Without Borders has been told that dozens of foreign journalists plan to be aboard the flotilla, as well as an Israeli journalist working for the Tel Aviv-based daily Haaretz. In response to an outcry about yesterday’s announcement, the Israeli prime minister today said the government was reviewing its position.A similar “Freedom Flotilla” tried in May 2010 to break the blockade that Israeli has maintained on the Gaza population ever since Hamas seized power in 2006. A total of 19 passengers were killed and 36 others were wounded when the Israeli military intercepted the flotilla at sea. The Israeli authorities imposed a temporary blackout on information about the dead and injured and their transfer to hospitals in Israel.More than 60 journalists travelling with the flotilla were arrested, taken back to Israel and then deported. Their equipment was confiscated and many of them are still waiting for it to be returned (http://en.rsf.org/israel-journalists-on-intercepted-14-06-2010,37735.html). RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Follow the news on Israel Newscenter_img May 28, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa June 3, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more June 27, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli government openly threatens journalists planning to sail with Gaza flotilla Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Detectives in Derry appeal for information following incident of criminal damage

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Detectives in Derry appeal for information following incident of criminal damage RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleDeputy Doherty hopes working group report will have a clear strategy for Gaoth Dobhair Business ParkNext articleCalls made to develop Drumboe Woods into tourist attraction admin Detectives in Derry are appealing for witnesses following a report of criminal damage to a house in the Brookdale Park area of Shantallow in the early hours of this morning.At approximately 4.30 am a wheelie bin was pushed against the front door and set alight. The NIFRS attended the scene and extinguished the fire which is believed to have been started maliciously.There have been no reports of anyone being injured as a result of this incident.The PSNI are appealing to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact Police at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101.Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.” Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp By admin – March 21, 2015 Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

2G Spectrum Case: Delhi HC Issues Notice In ED, CBI’s Applications Seeking Early Hearing In Appeals Filed Against A Raja And Others

first_imgNews Updates2G Spectrum Case: Delhi HC Issues Notice In ED, CBI’s Applications Seeking Early Hearing In Appeals Filed Against A Raja And Others Karan Tripathi10 Sep 2020 5:49 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in applications moved by Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation seeking early hearing in 2G spectrum appeals. Today, the Single Bench of Justice Brijesh Sethi directed all the Respondents to file a reply before the next date of hearing if they wish to challenge the applications seeking early hearing. ‘We will just do our duty,…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?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in applications moved by Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation seeking early hearing in 2G spectrum appeals. Today, the Single Bench of Justice Brijesh Sethi directed all the Respondents to file a reply before the next date of hearing if they wish to challenge the applications seeking early hearing. ‘We will just do our duty, the outcome is not in our hands’, the court said while talking about the prospects of having an early hearing. Earlier, the court had allowed the Enforcement Directorate to move an application for seeking urgent hearing on Leave To Appeal filed against the acquittal of A Raja and others in the 2G Spectrum case. Appearing for the ED, ASG Sanjay Jain had informed the court that he had already concluded his arguments on leave to appeal in the CBI matter and even the Respondents had started making their submissions before the normal proceedings of the court were suspended due to the lockdown. Mr Jain had further argued that since the concerned judge who has heard this case so far is going to retire in November, the hearing in the main matter shall be expedited. In light of this, Mr Jain orally asked the court to list the hearing on this matter 3-4 times a week, 2-3 hours each. He said: ‘One of the biggest trials was conducted as per the directions of the Supreme Court on the large expense of public exchequer. Therefore, the public interest lies in seeing this matter reaching its logical conclusion. Any delay in this matter would further burden the public exchequer.’ Mr Jain had also submitted that he doesn’t mind filing replies to the applications moved by the Respondents, however, such applications should only be entertained after concluding the hearing on leave to appeal. In December 2017, A Raja, Kanimozhi and 17 others were acquitted by a Special CBI Judge in both the CBI and ED cases. The Special Judge had opined that the prosecution had “miserably failed” to prove the charges against the accused persons. Challenging the said order of the Special Judge, both the ED and the CBI had approached the Delhi High Court in March 2018. Subscribe 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

NLAT v. CLAT : Safety Measures Were There To Ensure Absence Of Malpractices, Arvind Datar Submits For NLSIU

first_imgTop StoriesNLAT v. CLAT : Safety Measures Were There To Ensure Absence Of Malpractices, Arvind Datar Submits For NLSIU Sanya Talwar and Radhika Roy17 Sep 2020 1:06 AMShare This – x”There are more than enough safety measures to ensure absence of malpractices”, submitted Senior Advocate Arvind Datar, on behalf of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, in a plea filed by Former VC of NLSIU, Prof. (Dr.) RV Rao and an aggrieved law school aspirant challenging the sudden withdrawal of NLSIU from Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 and its decision to…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?Login”There are more than enough safety measures to ensure absence of malpractices”, submitted Senior Advocate Arvind Datar, on behalf of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, in a plea filed by Former VC of NLSIU, Prof. (Dr.) RV Rao and an aggrieved law school aspirant challenging the sudden withdrawal of NLSIU from Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 and its decision to hold the separate National Law Admission Test (NLAT). Yesterday, the Supreme Court Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah had heard arguments advanced by Senior Advocates Nidhesh Gupta and Gopal Sankaranarayanan, appearing on behalf of the Petitioners(Report about yesterday’s hearing may be read here). Senior Advocate Arvind Datar, appearing on behalf of NLSIU, also commenced his submission on how the concurrence of the Academic Council was not required for the conduct of NLAT and that the Executive Council (EC) only needed the concurrence of the Academic Council to amend regulations of NLSIU. Today, Datar continued his submissions on the role of the EC and the AC, and whether NLSIU being a member of the Consortium could have conducted the exam. Justice Bhushan told Datar that a large number of students had been deprived of the exam as many had registered for CLAT as well as NLSIU due to its premier nature. Datar was then asked to address the issue of whether the conduct of the exam was a violation of Article 14. Datar initially raised the issue of locus standi and submitted that NLAT should have been challenged by CLAT itself. But, the Petitioner was a former VC. On the aspect of maintainability, Datar said that the VC was not associated with NLAT at all and yesterday, they had written to NLSIU saying that funds of Rs. 4 crore had to be transferred. Justice Bhushan responded that these were consequent actions and that CLAT had to be held. Datar said, “I am only saying that I have nothing to do with it”. On the responsibilities of AC and EC, Datar submitted that AC was responsible for the maintenance of standard of education in the University and EC was responsible for making regulations. “With regard to the conduct of the examination, all provisions will apply to UG and PG courses (under NLSI Act). NLSIU has autonomy over admission process. The proposal of AC put this forth – AC proposes and EC approves. Action is to be taken as per AC since 1987”, averred Datar. He then went on to delineate the background of the Consortium and said, “National law schools got together. From 2007, we conducted the CLAT. CLAT 2018 came under a clout and that’s how a society was formed. However, no mandate by the SC on this. EC has the power to act and does not require approval of AC”. At this juncture, Justice Reddy asked Datar, “Once you are registered under society and conducted common entrance test, were you a member of the society or not? Once you’re a member, you’re governed by decisions of the society. Can you unilaterally take a decision and go against the society?” To this, Datar responded that he was a part of the society and if there was frustration of tenets for any reason, he had the right to go against it. Justice Shah asked if the society was informed of the unilateral decision and Datar responded that they had been informed multiple times and they were also told that NLSIU had a trimester system. Datar then submitted to the Bench that he would deal with the question of how he had informed them. He further stated that no explanation had been given by the Consortium for postponing CLAT 2020 to 20th September. Justice Shah noted that in its Rejoinder, WBNUJS had conveyed that there was a lockdown in West Bengal. Datar responded, “The lockdown was not till 20th September. This was a plan to make sure somehow NLS is frustrated from it and I’ll make good this submission”. Justice Reddy then asked Datar whether NLSIU was still a part of the Consortium or not. Datar replied, “I have not exited the Consortium. For CLAT 2020, I am no longer a part of it. They have asked me to transfer all records and accounts to Hyderabad. I have not exited”. Datar then took the Bench through the instances which highlight the number of times the Consortium was conveyed that NLSIU could not have delayed having CLAT 2020. “Meeting of Consortium was held on August 27. They say that my consent was taken. My stand is that it was not taken. Governing body is the Apex body and when it has decided already for 7th September to hold CLAT, then why was the same not done to postpone it further? Hold it on 8th or 9th, why delay it more? They did it deliberately. I repeatedly said that it needs to be held sooner”, argued Datar. Justice Bhushan asked Datar if this had been signed. Datar responded that it had not as it was an email copy and they could not sign it as EC had asked the University to conduct the exam independently if CLAT was not conducted by 7th September. Datar then read out the bylaws, objectives and the functions, constitution of the governing body to the Bench. “This is only a society, not cooperative society. We are registered under the Societies Registration Act. Bylaws are not fully implemented. For MPhil, we conducted our own exam. For autonomy, we can conduct separate exam. We said that will go back to CLAT 2020 next year. If, for some reason they are unable to comply in light of extraordinary situations, I can conduct my own exam”, submitted Datar. Datar continued that even though it was said that NLSIU had violated the Rules, “where is the provision to hold a general body meeting? Where is the provision to transfer the funds to Hyderabad? What about the Consortium’s conduct?” The Bench noted that Datar himself had admitted there had been malpractices during the conduct of the exam, for example, the case of leak of papers. Datar stated that an FIR had been lodged in that regard. Datar then submitted that when CLAT was postponed, a faculty meeting took place to consider what actions could be taken, and the options before them were either conducting an online entrance exam at centres identified across the country or a home-based proctored online exam. “The statement of Mr. Sankaranarayan that student had bought tickets for cricket and watched football instead is wrong. It was more of an ODI over a test match”, said Datar. Justice Bhushan responded that the students had prepared for the two hours examination of CLAT and that had been made into 45 minutes at the last minute. Datar stated that the number of questions had been reduced as well. Justice Reddy then asked Datar why only 20000 students had appeared, even though it was a top law school. Justice Shah added that due to shortage of time, the students had been deprived of the opportunity to apply for the exam. Datar informed the Bench that the students had 9 days to apply, which was more than enough. Datar concluded his arguments by submitting that the allegations of “zero year” was a bogus claim as many important stakeholders had stated that zero-year could be attracted due to non-conduct of exam. “We are a BA LL.B course. We conducted 3+3 in 5 years. More than enough safety measures to ensure the absence of malpractices. This worked, AI is in place to ensure safety before, during and after the exam. This is so great, why are we stopping it? Is this really public spirited?”, concluded Datar. The hearing is underway before the bench, with Senior Advocate Sajan Poovayya making submissions for NLSIU VC, Professor Sudhir Krishnaswamy. Complete updates from the hearing may be read here.On September 11, the Supreme Court had said that it will examine the legality of the decision and restrained NLSIU from publishing the results of NLAT and conducting admissions on its basis, while allowing it to hold the test on September 12. It was on September 3 that the NLSIU issued the revised admission notification stating that it will not accept CLAT scores for admissions to the academic year 2020-21 and that the same will be based on the NLAT. The NLSIU cited the repeated postponement of CLAT on account of COVID-19 as a reason for the decision behind a separate test. It said that the University is under a compulsion to complete the admission process by September end, as it follows a trimester system distinct from other National Law Universities. Next Storylast_img read more