#BombayHighCourt begins hearing the plea of Lawyers Collective challenging the summons issued by ED for appearance of Sr Adv Anand Grover before them in the capacity of the trustee of the NGO.
ASG: Milords had this been physical hearing, I would have located them, it is difficult during virtual hearing.
Sr Adv Amit Desai asks the court to note certain facts from the plea.
ASG: Milords the petitioner cannot have a choice on the investigation. This investigation is at preliminary stage. I am only talking about recording of statement.
You were not there in a previous hearing, Mr. Ponda was there and Ms Gonsalves was there for CBI.
CBI had made a statement that they will complete investigation in a certain time.
Investigation officers have full liberty to conduct their investigation.
We will hear your matter in first week of January, 2021.
Court: What we are saying is that whatever date you fix for recording their statement, just do it after January 6.
I am willing to send my officers for recording statement if they cannot come to Delhi.
I am also saying that they are asking me to bring the documents, I am only saying I will send the documents
Desai gets disconnected from the call.
Court: Mr. Singh we will take this matter on December 22. Now time is over.
Court: Ok we will record that and extend the earlier order till tomorrow.
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Senior Adv Pinky Anand appears for petitioner
CJI: you are appearing for the petitioner
Anand: yes (laughs)
CJI: You want personal laws to be abolished. You are not saying it but thats what will he done.
Anand: in Sarlat Mudgal case, govt had to take steps for the Uniform Civil Code
CJI: how can we encroach on personal laws like this?
CJI: How can we remove discriminatory practices without interfering in personal laws
Senior Adv Pinky Anand: In Shayara Bano you did it. Under Article 146 you had said directions given will exist till law was brought in. You have intervened in the past
The event is being live-streamed on YouTube here:
Justice Kurian Joseph begins his address: Our Constitution is a unique one... It's a Constitution of, by, for the people because it is a country that exists for the people. It does not owe to anybody else - only the people.
Justice Joseph says it is akin to a building that is constructed on five pillars i.e. sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic.
Justice Joseph speaks on "democracy" :
People elect their own government and the government rules the country for the people - not for anything else. The moment the government does not rule for the people, you pull them down. Because the government should be for the people.
Bench of Justice SS Shinde and MS Karnik are hearing the matter.
Senior Advocate Aabad Ponda apprises the court of the development in the case after the passing of the Supreme Court judgment of November
Ponda submits that the chargesheet was hastily filed after the Supreme Court order so that the present plea will become infructuous.
Ponda: Justice Chandrachud’s judgment is my best argument.
Ponda submits that Supreme Court observed in the order offence under Section 306 of IPC was not prima facie attracted.
Court: But that also means that the case is still open.
The observations of the SC are prima facie.
Justice Shinde asks Ponda to read the relevant portion of the order where the Supreme Court discussed on the facts of the case.
Ponda begins reading paragraph 66 of the judgment.
Lalit Bhasin, President of SILF: The law reports are full of the monumental cases in which Soli appeared... during his seven-decade tenure as a lawyer.
Attorney General KK Venugopal speaks, recounts of the large number of cases in which he and Sorabjee and appeared in together.
AG Venugopal: When I think of Soli, one would imagine a legend of the law, a great jurist, an attorney general twice over... and above all a lawyer who was innovative and part of the evolution of the Constitution of India
AG Venugopal: According to me, his success in SR Bommai.. is one of the feathers in his cap...The judgment as a deathblow to the abuse of power by the Centre...
AG Venugopal: I was appearing (at the time) for Karunanidhi during the height of emergency ...
The allegation that he had taken a bribe was sufficient to dismiss the government in a State, Venugopal recalls.
Link of the e-inauguration:
The event begins.
All dignitaries are being welcomed right now.
Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka inaugurates the Mega e-Lok Adalat by lighting the lamp.
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1. Franklin Templeton (Trustees) - six schemes under winding up - have announced dates of voting to seek consent of Unitholders to wind up. Voting begins 26Dec20 at 9am
2. Supreme Court will continue to hear the case - Next hearing on 9th Dec
Q1: What is the voting about by FT
Ans: To validate/approve decision of Trustees to wind up 6 schemes - both Guj & Knataka Courts said Unitholder consent is mandatory
FT has now agreed to do this and this vote will take ur consent to either wind up the scheme or NOT.
Q2: What are the options in this Voting?
Ans: This will be the first voting. (There will be a second vote, I will explain in thread later)
In this Vote, you will have two options
YES - Wind up Schemes
No - Do not wind up, open them up
You have to choose one option
Q3: Should I vote YES or No?
Ans: There is fatigue in investors as their money is locked up for in these tough Covid times. It's been now over 7 months
Most investors take it as fait accompli to vote YES
FT is exhorting investors to vote YES as the best way ahead
Q4: But how should investors vote? YES or No?
Ans: YES will lead to wind up at a pace defined by winder (the person winds up the scheme). This will lead to best value realisation of underlying assets
NO- Will lead to immediate access to money but not best value for you
The judge just clarified that they will pause the hearing if YouTube goes down... due to the importance of transparency for the public
Deperno basically saying that the public's interest, needing election transparency and confidence, is greater than Dominion's interest in retaining privacy.
Deperno clarifying they don't plan to release any source code or reverse engineer the software
Deperno: at a minimum we need to be able to release this information to the Michigan legislature, oversight committee and... law enforcement. Wow
To the extent that precedents matter in this trial, when hearsay has been challenged in past trials, it's been admitted if it's probative. And it's been noted that senators aren't *regular* jurors, but rather people of learning who can figure on their own how to weigh evidence.— Ira Goldman \U0001f986\U0001f986\U0001f986 (@KDbyProxy) January 24, 2020
law stuff & will know what they can & can't consider. For instance, there is a long-held rule that a fact witness can't make legal arguments, only a lawyer. So what will happen in a motion for summary judgment, where the entire proceeding is on paper, will play out like this:
1) Defendant makes a motion for summary judgment. It includes a sworn declaration from some fact witness.
2) The declaration includes all sorts of legal arguments about why the defendant should win. Often the declaration includes arguments the brief didn't even make.
Defendants (especially DOJ-represented ones) often do this to get around the word or page-limits placed on briefs.
3) Plaintiff moves to strike the declaration for its inclusion of inadmissible legal arguments.
4) Judge denies the motion to strike, on the grounds that a ...
judge is a sophisticated consumer of evidence & can choose what to consider & what to ignore, unlike a jury.
The legal fiction behind this impeachment exception is that Senators are also smart enough to know what to listen to & what to ignore. Now, that may not be ACCURATE, ...
The Shari'a Law has been a subject of inequitable prejudice for a long time, which we already know is false & illogical.
However, as long as such claims are being made- we will have to falsify 'em.😏
Let's debunk all the myths.
Harvard Economists point out how eradication of poverty in secular states is one of the pressing issues academics face.
In fact, around a billion people live in extreme poverty conditions under the notion of secularism.
Contrary to secularism-Islam was extremely triumphant in this regard.
The Shari'a states successfully eradicated poverty by creation of a welfare society & the institutionalization of obligatory charity.
A logical outcome of 0% poverty is 0% crime rates, as criminologists point out.
This can be explained by the theory of Synnomie, which explains 0% crime rates & ideal social order under the Shari'a.
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2. Set your entry routine. I get my students to enter with their microphone muted - you can also not allow attendees to unmute by opening the participants list, clicking the ellipsis and selecting that option.
3. Make sure students arrive as attendees - some organisations have this set up to automatically happen that only meeting organizer is the presenter and others are attendees. Can change this in the manage permissions menu to only me if not already set (opens in a web browser).
4. Classroom routine and expectations - first lesson I share my screen and show the students the raise hand function for when they want to ask questions, how to access the chat function and how to react to questions as opposed to typing answers
Rules of thumb that simplify decisions.
• If unsure what action to take, let your 80-year-old self make it.
• If unsure who to work with, pick the person that has the best chances of breaking you out of a 3rd world prison.
• If procrastinating on an item, you only have 2 options:
1. Make the pain of not doing it greater than the pain of doing it.
2. Make the pleasure of doing it greater than the pleasure of not doing it.
• If stuck with 2 equal options, pick the one that feels like it will produce the most luck later down the line.
I used this razor to go for drinks with a stranger rather than watch Netflix.
In hindsight, it was the highest ROI decision I've ever made.
• If someone brags about their success or happiness, assume it’s half what they claim.
• If someone downplays their success or happiness, assume it’s double what they claim.
The map is not the terrain.
In this thread, I'm going to walk you through "The Kelly Criterion".
2) In 1956, John Kelly published a paper titled "A New Interpretation of Information Rate" in the Bell System Technical Journal.
3) In the paper, Kelly described a simple and elegant way for investors to strategically allocate capital in the face of uncertainty.
This is what is now known as the Kelly Criterion.
4) The approach is easiest to understand with an example.
I'll keep it as realistic as possible:
Imagine that you walk into an antique store one day. Due to the persistence of the salesman there, you buy an old lamp from him.
5) You take the lamp home. You rub it. Out comes a genie. Nothing unusual.
2/ Black holes are weird. Duh. People like to think of them as something like incredibly dense nuggets of stuff that sucks other stuff in. But they’re not like that.
3/ If you squeeze enough mass into a small enough volume, the gravity gets so intense that it’s impossible to escape them *if you get too close*. From far away, though, gravitationally they more or less act like anything with that much mass.
4/ So if the Sun turns into a black hole we wouldn’t get drawn in. In fact, we’d orbit it almost exactly the same way as we do now, though we’d freeze to death pretty rapidly, which, in the end, would still kinda suck.
5/ Black holes get weird *when you get close*. Anything with mass warps space — we feel that warp as gravity! — but black holes stretch space to its limit.
Mangottu Bhagavathi Temple is situated in Athipotta near Alathur of palakkad district. Devi is kshipraprasadi here and grants relief to those who worship with full faith.
Mookken Chathen, situated on the Northern 👇
side of the temple, is guarding Devi here.
Story says that, once there lived a weaver named Kuttan who was a Devi Bhaktan. During one festival time Kuttan was so pleased by the Devi Vigraham that he requested her to come along with him. At that time wind blew heavily and Cloths
in Vigraham flew. Kuttan immediately decorated Devi with his cloth which stuck to Vigraham and returned to his village and with his Umbrella. Devi came with him in that Umbrella and stayed in his place. This place is Mangottu Bhagavathi temple now.