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Bombay HC passes 'green order' to save paper, storage space & trees with A-4 paper pleadings

The use of A-4 size paper for filing pleas, was raised by lawyer Ajinkya Udane.

The Bombay High Court took to an environmentally sound pedestal by means of its 'green order'. The HC and all its benches, along with lower courts, will now be using A-4 size sheets for filing pleadings, instead of the 'foolscap size' presently in use. Termed as an "eco-friendly move", this decision will help the court to save large quantities of paper and consequently, a lot of trees and even storage space.

It is noteworthy here that the Supreme Court and several other high courts in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala, Tripura and Himachal Pradesh have already permitted the use of A4-size paper for plea filings.

Registration circular amends rules to permit communications via A-4 papers

The use of A-4 size paper for filing pleas, was raised by lawyer Ajinkya Udane, who filed a PIL through his advocate PR Katneshwarkar. The case is now settled with the permission to use smaller sheets for pleas. Appearing for the court administration, Advocate SR Nargolkar informed a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G.S. Kulkarni, that a notification to the effect was issued on July 6 and the circular was provisioned on Wednesday

Notified by Registrar General Mahendra Chandwani, the order dated July 14, amends the relevant rules to now allow the use of "superior quality A4 size paper, not having less than 75 GSM with printing on both sides" instead of the "foolscap size paper". The circular is applicable to all high court benches, including the Principal Bench in Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Goa, to use A4-size for all communications.

The Division Bench has directed Katneshwarkar to draw a representation to the Registrar General of the High Court, to issue suitable directions regarding the use of A-4 paper in lower courts, across the state. This too, was a part of Udane's query, who said it will be an environment-friendly step to use the smaller size sheets in courts.

Creste is hosting a 'Christmas Carnival' in Lucknow & here's how you can make it merrier!

The Creste Carnival is going live on Christmas Day, December 25, 2021 at Red Hill School in Lucknow.

Dashing in those merry festivities in a one-horse open sleigh, Creste has announced its Christmas Carnival open in Lucknow! A kids' special bonanza, set in the themes of jingles and glee, this affair has been designed especially for kids and you're on the guestlist too if you can double up the joy of the Yuletide season for the tiny tots!

Washed in jolly vibes and the spirit of love, lights and laughter, Creste's Christmas Carnival is where miracles come alive! And if you want to be a part of its magical loop as well, we've got the deets covered for you!

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Mumbai Traffic police bans two-wheelers, three-wheelers & heavy vehicles on BKC-Chunabatti Connector

Now, only cars and buses will be permitted to use the elevated road

Driving towards fast and free-flowing traffic, the Mumbai Traffic Police on Monday announced the BKC-Chunabatti Connector permanently closed for two, three and heavy vehicles. As per reports, the movement of trucks, trailers, bikes, scooters and auto-rickshaws and other such vehicles has been completely banned on both sides of the bridge. However, buses will be permitted to ply across to ensure easy travel.

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Uttar Pradesh becomes the first state in India to administer over 16 crore COVID jabs!

Around 33% of UP's eligible population is fully vaccinated against COVID

Counting over 16 crore COVID vaccinations as of Monday, Uttar Pradesh has stepped up to become the highest inoculating state in India. Noteworthily UP stands to be the most populous region in the country with the largest pool of eligible beneficiarie and about 76% of this segment has received at least a single corona dose. As per reports, about 33% of the total state population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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DIVINE to perform in Mumbai, Jaipur, Indore, Goa & 10 other cities during the Punya Paap Tour

DIVINE's Punya Paap Tour will roll out from December and conclude by the end of January, 2022

Hip-hop star and Rapper, DIVINE, who has made it big in the indie music world and is also popularly known for his work in Gully Boy is all set to head out for the Punya Paap Tour. The artiste will be traveling across 14 cities, during the tour which includes- Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Udaipur, Goa, Mysore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata and Shillong. Showcasing DIVINE along with his usual collaborators and rappers, this countrywide tour will be flagged off in December's first week.

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Cops in UP to get CPR training for providing timely aid during emergency situations

Around 500-1000 police officials will be given CPR training by medical experts

In a bid to provide timely aid to citizens during an emergency, the Lucknow police personnel will be trained to perform basic lifesaving techniques i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This initiative will help the police force to help residents of the city receive medical assistance during emergency situations. With the professional guidance and training by medical experts like the head of the cardiology department at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), the police force will be able to help citizens before they are taken to the hospital in emergency situations.

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India to resume International commercial air services from December 15!

Notably, the passenger air services were suspended in March 2020, owing to the outbreak of COVID

After a gap of about twenty months, India is all set to resume international passenger air services from December 15, 2021, informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday. Additionally, as per the revised guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry passengers need to submit 14 days travel details and upload a negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha Portal before the journey. This announcement comes in time Omicron strain of COVID has been identified in South Africa recently.

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Lucknow University launches mobile application & other facilities for students & teachers

Governor Mrs. Anandiben Patel launched the mobile application along with a number of other facilities during the convocation ceremony of the university on Friday

In an attempt to upgrade its infrastructure, Lucknow University (LU) has launched a dedicated mobile application and a number of facilities for its students and employees recently. Governor of Uttar Pradesh Mrs. Anandiben Patel launched the application among other facilities during the convocation ceremony of the university on Friday. Additionally, open-air gyms have also been set up on the campus of this state-level university.

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