Olympics 2032: Indonesia to continue fight for 2032 Olympics hosting rights…

first_imgLatest Sports NewsSportSport NewsTokyo Olympics Olympics 2032: Indonesia to continue fight for 2032 Olympics hosting rights even as Brisbane makes strides Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 Olympics 2032 Jakarta: Indonesia to continue fight for 2032 Olympics hosting rights even as Brisbane becomes IOC’s preferred option Olympics 2032 Jakarta: There might be uncertainty over Tokyo Olympics but preparation for Olympics 2032 is already in full swing with potential hosts fighting it out amongst each other to win the race. For Olympics 2032, among multiple potential host cities, Australia’s Brisbane currently leads with IOC Vice President John Coates endorsing the bid. However, nearest rival Jakarta, Indonesia hasn’t lost hopes and vowed to step up efforts to win the bid with government support.The Indonesian Olympic Association (KOI) had urged the government to support it in the bid last year. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic sidelining efforts, there hasn’t been much progress with Brisbane being seen as a preferred host for the Summer Games. But last week, Indonesian President Joko Widodo had green-signalled the project, ordering his cabinet to prepare a comprehensive plan to host the Olympics 2032. 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It helped Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to submit guarantees to the IOC. Having successfully hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Olympics in the past, Australia is seen as a preferred option by many. It should also be noted that John Coates, IOC’s VP is also the head of the Australian Olympic Committee.For Jakarta, what goes in favour of them is successfully hosting the Asian Games in 2018. But Jakarta isn’t the only Asian country to express interest. India and Qatar have also expressed interests with China also preparing a bid, besides interest from European countries like Germany and Spain which have already hosted Olympics and all the infrastructure already in place.For more sports updates, follow us at insidesport.co and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. 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Brazil primate urges leaders to prioritize food security

first_img Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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The presiding bishop joined a larger movement being organized by the Anglican Alliance. The full letter follows.Your ExcellenciesMinister Milton Rondó, General Coordinator of International Actions to Combat HungerDr. Gilberto Carvalho, Office of the PresidentGreetings,Brazil has excelled on the world stage as a country that has adopted public policies geared toward diminishing poverty and inequality, as well as policies aimed at the unbreakable tripod of climate change, food security and sustainable development. Worldwide, religions have been committed to involvement on these issues and realities. For Christian churches, such involvement is a requirement of faith, more than just an ethical or humanitarian engagement. For this, during this moment of gathering the richest countries in the world, the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil cannot keep from manifesting and expressing our support for the positions of Brazil in these meetings, and to remind them of what is important and cannot be forgotten.Recognizing that in the context of the G20 summit Brazil has communicated its intentions on this topic, we are writing to you to continue prioritizing policies that attend to the needs of people worldwide, to guarantee the right to healthy food and the right to produce without pollutants, and to do so without concentrating solely on export. Also we emphasize the importance of listening and involving not just government and corporate aspects, but also social, civil and religious organizations in this fundamental role, that these spaces can also be used to influence G20 nations to eradicate this scandal—that 1 billion people worldwide live with hunger every day. Australia will have the G20 presidency, and we would like to solicit that the Brazilian government use its influence to persuade its colleagues and Australian partners to include food security on the working agenda, connecting this theme and realities with climate change and sustainable development.For the social civil organizations, food sovereignty and nutrition is of paramount importance in overcoming inequalities. This item was on the agenda of the G20 summit which took place this year in Russia.  The St. Petersburg Development Observatory in Russia gave priority to food security, focusing especially on rural and family farming, and the empowerment of women, who comprise the majority in this type of agriculture. We fully support this type of initiative also in Brazil, with many important government sectors involved, and especially for the social movements which work with small-scale production and rural and family farming, which are statistically proven to be segments that feed this country.At the last meeting of G20 in Moscow, there was a notable lecture made by the Brazilian government called “Comprehensive approach to social protection and food security for sustainable development.” Our country made an impactful presentation indicating a new and radical way that, together with civil society, we deal with these realities of nutritional and food security. We have shared our experience and our learnings in this field especially with African countries, with which we have a historical relationship.During the summit in Moscow, Mr. Miguel Grisbach de Pereira Franco, Ambassador of Brazil, shared an essay entitled “Brazil: policies to improve food security and nutrition through social protection”, which was well received by other participants.We of the Anglican family are present in the majority of the poorest countries in the world, and we consider it a key role in our mission to overcome poverty and injustice, and to have a commitment to assure that no one has to live with hunger in a world of such abundance. We understand this as a priority for the twenty richest countries in the world should take into account in their policies this overcoming of poverty, inequality and hunger that affects so many millions of people on the planet.Faithful to our commitment to human dignity, and with the preservation of the environment, we wish to solicit that the Brazilian government firmly defend positions to the countries of G20 to overcome the disgrace still plaguing us in such high figures in today’s world, that so many do not have access to healthy food!++ Francisco de Assis da SilvaPresiding Bishop of Brazil and Diocesan Bishop in Santa Maria Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

Comic Relief sets design challenge with Tech vs Abuse grants offer

first_img  155 total views,  3 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Comic Relief Funding Technology About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Comic Relief sets design challenge with Tech vs Abuse grants offer Comic Relief is offering grants of £20,000 to £50,000 for projects that address five design challenges aimed at helping people suffering from domestic abuse.The Comic Relief Tech vs Abuse grant initiative is based on a six-month research project commissioned by Comic Relief to understand the potential opportunities, gaps and risks for technology in the context of domestic violence and abuse, led by Chayn, SafeLives and Snook.On the basis of this research, Comic Relief, together with the research team and in consultation with a number of organisations in the domestic abuse sector, have created five key design challenges. These have been prioritised on the basis that if addressed effectively and safely, these solutions would make the most immediate difference to people affected by domestic abuse.The five key design challenges are:Fifteen minute window: provide or curate key information online for women experiencing domestic abuse in a way which is easy to find, simple to navigate and quick to interact with.Effective real-time support services: enable women to find and access services for support (including referrals) when required, day or night, seamlessly and with minimal logistical and emotional burden.Safer digital-footprint: provide people affected by domestic abuse and frontline professionals the confidence and knowledge they need to use technology and stay online safely, with full control over their online data, privacy settings and social media accounts.Accessible legal and financial information: create engaging, accessible and digestible information on the legal process or the financial situation women find themselves in, connecting to support and advice where relevant.Realising it’s abuse: use the creative opportunities of the web to raise awareness of what an abusive relationship looks like, provoking women and girls experiencing abuse to recognise this and get support.Comic Relief is investing funding through the Tampon Tax Fund and anticipates making up to seven grants from a total fund of up to £300,000.Proposals can be submitted until midday on 13th March 2017, and full information on entry criteria and the funding process are available here on the Comic Relief site.center_img Melanie May | 2 February 2017 | News  156 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more


first_imgJust a month after the Pentagon admitted that its $500 million program to arm and train “Arab opposition forces” in Syria has failed, with only four or five so-called fighters trained, the Obama administration announced that some 50 U.S. Special Forces “advisers” are being sent to Syria.U.S. Special Forces in Iraq.This escalation represents a new attempt by U.S. imperialism to restart another proxy war in the Middle East. Clearly Russia’s assistance to the Syrian government in fighting the Islamic State forces (also called ISIS) has complicated U.S. imperialism’s plans. Aaron Miller, a vice president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, describes the U.S. strategy behind sending troops into Syria: “Keep your eye on ISIS, keep your forces out of Russia’s way and yet enhance your profile after Moscow has raised theirs.” (New York Times, Oct. 30)Along with the Special Forces troops, the Obama administration announced that the Pentagon is deploying A-10 and F-15 warplanes to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. These planes are specially designed to provide “support” for ground troops.And thousands of U.S. soldiers are now “redeployed” to Iraq, in what the Pentagon blithely calls a “training and advisory role.” (theguardian.com, Oct. 30)The U.S. sees the brutal civil war in Syria as an opportunity to rid itself of the government led by President Bashar al-Assad, which has consistently stood up for Syrian sovereignty. The fact that this war has cost the lives of tens of thousands of people and displaced millions from their homes means nothing to the Pentagon, Wall Street and Washington.Sending in U.S. troops clearly breaks a pledge that Obama made in 2013, when during a speech he said, “I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria.” (USA Today, Oct. 31) This echoes the pledge made by Lyndon Johnson during his 1964 election campaign to not send regular U.S. troops to Vietnam at a time when Special Forces were already deployed.That broken promise cost the lives of tens of thousands of U.S. troops and millions of Vietnamese. For decades people in the U.S. were painfully aware that any initial use of “advisers” might easily lead to a full-scale intervention.Of course, the U.S. government says that this new campaign is directed solely against the Islamic State forces. But by sending in U.S. troops to assist so-called moderate forces that are fighting the Syrian government, the U.S. is clearly still targeting the elected government of Syria.That makes this war move an extremely dangerous escalation. The Russian government is conducting what appears to be an effective air campaign in Syria in alliance with the Syrian army against the ISIS forces. Thus, the Pentagon is clearly using these few U.S. Special Forces as a “trip wire,” signaling to Russia that it is ready to drastically widen the war even so far as a global conflict in order to overturn the Syrian government.“The Pentagon wants to build a firewall behind forces allied with the United States — both the Kurds and the Syrian-Arab coalition backed by Mr. Obama — to allow these fighters to hold territory they have captured.” (nytimes.com, Oct. 31)And what is the Obama administration using as legal justification for its military campaign? “The Constitution requires Congress to declare wars, but in this case, Obama said he doesn’t need lawmakers’ sign-off because a sweeping (Bush-era) 2001 ‘Authorization for Use of Military Force’ covers his actions.” (huffingtonpost.com, June 3)Since Congress is unable and Obama unwilling to stand up against a new Pentagon war adventure, then it’s clearly up to the anti-war movement and the people to do so — in the streets!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

PDF of January 7 issue

first_imgDownload the 12-page PDF.Alabama prisons: ON STRIKE!‘Relief’ bill offers little;Outrage at year’s end;Workers as ‘contractors’;Massive hack;Historic postal strike;Editorial: COVID unpreparedness.GLOBAL:Cuban and Haitian revolutions;Brexit crisis; Long live DPRK;Argentina: abortion rights victory.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:Exonerate Mumia!Letter from Pennsylvania prison;Hunger strikes;Prison labor for profit and Pentagon.Download the 12-page PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Citizen journalist on trial over self-published books about environment

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the trial of Liu Futang, an ailing 64-year-old citizen-journalist specializing in the environment, which began today in Haikou, on the southern island of Hainan.Detained for the past three months, Liu is being tried on criminal charges of “illegal expression” (因言获罪) and “running an illegal business” in connection with his self-published books about environmental disasters caused by Chinese businesses operating on the island.”This citizen journalist is facing the possibility of being unjustly imprisoned for providing a service to the public by investigating and exposing environmental threats,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Environmental issues are at the heart of any discussion on development in China. Liu’s only crime is trying to tell as many people as possible about what he has learned from his research. His trial is an attempt to deter all citizen-journalists and get them to censor themselves.”Liu was receiving treatment in a Haikou hospital on 20 July when police cameand took him away although his condition at the time was alarming. Detained ever since, he has not been allowed to receive any visits in recent weeks, not even from his lawyer.Liu has dedicated his life to defending the environment, especially Hainan’s forests and coastline. His self-published books, funded from his own savings and donations, have such titles as “Green Dream” (绿色的梦), “Hainan Tears” (生态斗士刘福堂) and “Eco-Warrier Liu Futang” (海南泪).Covering such topics as the destruction of the Huarun coastline and the involvement of local politicians in the destruction, his books are registered with an ISBN number in Hong Kong and have had total combined print-run of 18,000 copies. The Chinese authorities nonetheless insist that they are illegal.Winner of the citizen journalism prize for China environmental journalism (awarded jointly by The Guardian, the NGO Chinadialogue and the Chinese microblog platform Sina), Liu has also posted many articles on the blog he began keeping in April 2011.The blog is now inaccessible, with a welcome page saying it was closed without further details.The Chinese authorities routinely suppress articles and blog posts on sensitive subjects by artists, human rights activists or writers in an attempt to stem the circulation of messages critical of the government.China is ranked 174th out of 179 counties in the 2011/2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet”, which is updated every year. ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img March 12, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts News October 11, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Citizen journalist on trial over self-published books about environment News Organisation last_img read more

OPD dismisses officer after unreasonable use of force finding

first_img Texas Fried ChickenHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends By admin – June 13, 2018 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Local NewsCrime OPD dismisses officer after unreasonable use of force finding Home Local News Crime OPD dismisses officer after unreasonable use of force finding Odessa Police Department officer Cpl. Cory Wester has had his employment terminated, the department announced Wednesday.An Odessa police release detailed that Wester’s actions during an April 2018 arrest were investigated, before his actions were found to be unreasonable.The release states that on April 27, Wester was dispatched with other officers to MCM FunDome in reference to a disturbance, where they encountered an intoxicated female who refused to comply with orders. As Wester attempted to handcuff her, she grasped Wester’s wrist tightly, causing him pain, before Wester struck her with a closed fist in the head four to five times, the release details.The case has been sent to the Texas Rangers.Further information was unavailable from Odessa police or Texas Department of Public Safety officials on Wednesday.In 2015, Wester was shot during a standoff involving OPD in east Odessa.Roy Garza was sentenced to life in prison in 2017 after being found guilty on two charges of attempted capital murder, when it was determined he shot Wester and Sgt. Pedro “Pete” Gonzalez at Clayton Manor Townhomes on Dec. 23, 2015. Facebookcenter_img Twitter Former Odessa police department officer Cory Wester is presented an award Feb. 25, 2016, during his time with the department. WhatsApp Pinterest Police searching for man connected to hit and run WhatsApp Previous articleOPD: Man punched, bit, choked girlfriendNext articleJuneteenth Celebration begins Friday admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death last_img read more

Eaton’s Vehicle Group lance la conception, le développement et la fabrication d’engrenages pour véhicules…

first_img WhatsApp Eaton’s Vehicle Group lance la conception, le développement et la fabrication d’engrenages pour véhicules électriques Previous articleOAT021521_winter_wildart_35Next articleOAT021721_Ash_Wednesday_StJohns_13 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter TAGS  Pinterest Local News Facebookcenter_img Eaton’s Vehicle Group conducts a total-system analysis, using state-of-the-art tools and in-house know-how, to design EV gearing solutions that are optimized for high efficiency and reliability. Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Comprehensive National Level Plan Needed For COVID-19 Instead Of Piecemeal Measures : Plea By 2 Doctors In SC

first_imgTop StoriesComprehensive National Level Plan Needed For COVID-19 Instead Of Piecemeal Measures : Plea By 2 Doctors In SC Mehal Jain8 April 2020 3:41 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has been moved in an application by two doctors – Dr Sneh Jain & Dr. Hans Jain- for directions to the Government to expeditiously formulate a comprehensive ‘National Plan’ for disaster management under Section 11 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Ravindra Bhat on Wednesday clubbed the application along with the PILs…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 Supreme Court has been moved in an application by two doctors – Dr Sneh Jain & Dr. Hans Jain- for directions to the Government to expeditiously formulate a comprehensive ‘National Plan’ for disaster management under Section 11 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Ravindra Bhat on Wednesday clubbed the application along with the PILs seeking measures for providing adequate PPEs to health workers.Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta, appearing for the applicants, submitted that “the national plan for fighting COVID-19 should be updated instead of taking piecemeal steps” The applicants state the need for a plan which is ‘tailor made’ to meet the requirements of COVID-19,  based on all possible preventive and remedial steps so that the Health Care infrastructure of this Country does not collapse, in the event of a major outbreak. “If one person fails, the whole group fails and thus the interpretation of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, state by state lends itself to being the weakest link in the chain. Hence, ‘One Nation, One Plan’ is imperative to ensure success”, it is asserted. It is cautioned that in the face of the acute shortage of proper PPEs, testing kits and other equipments, the poor co-ordination amongst different Ministries and Departments of the Centre and the governments of States and Union Territories besides the District Administration, coupled with the absence of a National Plan on Disaster Management, there will be a disastrous and steep rise in the rate of infection resulting in spiraling of mortality rate. “…the implementation of measures such as COVID-19 regulations has been piecemeal, sporadic, slow and not uniform. Each State Government enacting independent and state specific measures clearly epitomises the phrase – ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’. All States came up with their own directions, orders, measures based on their respective analysis, which created complete chaos and confusion across the country. It is true that no response is a response in itself – when we leave the guidelines of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 to the interpretation of the states, we risk inaction, we risk losing time and we risk losing lives”, it is warned. It is averred that most of the Personal Protective Equipment is only being dispatched to doctors who are deployed in Covid Wards, or Intensive Care Units, and many junior or senior resident doctors have complained about the lack of equipment on account of which it has increasingly become difficult to not only treat the patients, but doctors also bear the risk of contracting the virus themselves. Since there is no uniform action plan to address these contingencies, what is being witnessed is a “symptomatic treatment” of issues by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which is unmindful of the fact that various hospitals in states are functioning in their limited capacity, and are operated on the basis of their own budgetary constraints, the application contends. “Many doctors have to arrange for their own masks and Personal Protection Equipment or are forced to employ innovative techniques using plastic, helmets or raincoats while still being at the vanguard. The abovementioned cases were observed in two of the hospitals i.e. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Ram Manohar Lohia hospitals in Delhi and these illustrations were published in newspapers reports online”, it is pointed out. Accordingly, the applicants pray that an action plan for the Nation be formulated which shall include –a. Measures outlining the mode of providing treatment, recalibration of spaces, resources, and setting up of dedicated wards not only for the treatment, but also for the general diagnosis of any person who is symptomatic but whose samples have not been takenb. Measures to maintain constant supply of Personal Protection Equipment to even those doctors who are first in line of contact with a person who is asymptomatic. c. To address issues qua shortage of Testing Kits, laboratories and to ensure testing kits are kept in reserve supplies and that the laboratories (including private laboratories and their staff) are well trained and equipped not only to conduct the tests but also to dispose of the samples so collected, since they are a bio hazard, capable of being spread at a sporadic rate. d. To provide for a phase wise and step by step plan to contain the spread of infection at the hotspots where there is a community spread.e. To take further intensive steps in case of severe spread of infection as are required, including testing, mobilization of resources, increasing of quarantine facilities, requisition of buildings, resources and people in exercise of powers under Section 65 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 for the purposes of immediately containing the spread of infection.  s.f. To make adequate provisions for the setting up/ establishing of quarantine centers which are hygienic, and have provisions for essential items, such as food, water, toilets and bathing facilities and have provisions of running water supply and constant electricity. g. To lay down an outline for measures to transport covid infected patients from smaller hospitals to larger hospitals and from one district to another, in the event of a mass outbreak.i. To provide for measures to dispose of the dead bodies of patients who are infected with Covid 19 while ensuring due dignity.j. To allocate enough resources and manpower for the development of treatment, research and development to find a cure to the disease, and to also permit or authorise the usage of drugs (with the consent of the patient) to be administered, which are currently undergoing the stage of approval but which promise to be effective in such treatments. k. To ensure that there is a uniformity in the categories of resources, goods and services which are exempted from lockdown, and to provide for a time slot for the public to purchase these goods and avail the services by following the principles of social distancing, especially in those districts and Tehsils where there are no provisions for providing online or telephone home deliveries. Click here to download petitionRead ApplicationSubscribe 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

COVID-19: AILET 2020 Postponed Again; Application Date Extended Till May 15 [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID-19: AILET 2020 Postponed Again; Application Date Extended Till May 15 [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 April 2020 12:42 AMShare This – xThe 2020 edition of the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), for admission into the National Law University, Delhi has been postponed. As of now, the University Administration is in the process of finalizing the Fresh Date for AILET 2020 and the same will be intimated soon. The University has also extended the last date for submission of the AILET application form till May…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 2020 edition of the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), for admission into the National Law University, Delhi has been postponed. As of now, the University Administration is in the process of finalizing the Fresh Date for AILET 2020 and the same will be intimated soon. The University has also extended the last date for submission of the AILET application form till May 15, 2020. This is the second postponement of AILET this year, owing to the lockdown and Corona Virus outbreak. The entrance exam was initially scheduled to take place on May 3, which was later postponed to May 31. Click Here To Download Notification Read Notification Next Storylast_img read more