Centre Has Power To Notify Any Land For Acquisition For A New National Highway : Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesCentre Has Power To Notify Any Land For Acquisition For A New National Highway : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Dec 2020 5:43 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, while upholding the notifications for land acquisition for the Chennai-Salem eight lane expressway, held that the Parliament has legislative competence to make a law for acquisition of “any land” for building or construction of a new highway.One of the issues raised in these cases was about the legislative competence of the Parliament to enact a law for declaring open …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, while upholding the notifications for land acquisition for the Chennai-Salem eight lane expressway, held that the Parliament has legislative competence to make a law for acquisition of “any land” for building or construction of a new highway.One of the issues raised in these cases was about the legislative competence of the Parliament to enact a law for declaring open green­field lands as national highway. The contention was that only the State legislature is competent to make a law for construction of new roads traversing through the open green fields, where no road exists and only in case of an existing road/highway, would the Central Government have 52 power to declare it as a national highway. Referring to Entry 13 of List II (State List) and Entry 23 of List I (Central list) of the Seventh Schedule, it was contended that the Central Government had no power to invoke Section 2(2) of the 1956 Act, as it merely enables the Central Government to declare an existing highway to be a national highway. Addressing this contention, the bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar observed that the fact that Entry 13 of List II bestows exclusive power upon the legislature of any State concerning subject “roads”, cannot be the basis to give restricted meaning to Entry 23 in List I, dealing with all matters concerning “national highways”. It said: Entry 23 in List I refers generally to “highways” declared or to be declared by the Parliament as national highways and all matters connected therewith. This empowers the Parliament to declare any stretch/section across any State as a highway for being designated as a national highway. There is no indication in the Constitution to limit the exercise of that power of the Parliament only in respect of an existing “highway”. Further, whenever and wherever the question of legislative competence is raised, the test is whether the law enacted, examined as a whole, is substantially with respect to the particular topic of legislation falling under the concerned list. If the law made by the Parliament or the legislature of any State has a substantial and not merely a remote connection with the Entry under which it is made, there is nothing to preclude the concerned legislature to make law on all matters concerning the topic covered under the Union List or the State List, as the case may be. On the issue whether the 1956 Act is a law ascribable to Entry 23 of the Union List and it provides for construction of a national highway on a non­ existing road/highway traversing through green­field lands, the bench, also comprising of Justices BR Gavai and Krishna Murari observed that the Act does not constrict the power of the Central Government to notify any stretch/section (not being an existing road/highway) within any State, to be a national highway. It said:A priori, the Central Government is free to construct/build a new national highway keeping in mind the obligations it has to discharge under Part IV of the Constitution for securing a social order and promotion of welfare of the people in the concerned region, to provide them adequate means of livelihood, distribute material resources as best to subserve the common good, create new opportunities, so as to empower the people of that area including provisioning new economic opportunities in the area through which the national highway would pass and the country’s economy as a whole. The availability of a highway in any part of the State paves way for sustainable development and for overall enhancement of human well­being including to facilitate the habitants thereat to enjoy a decent quality of life, creation of assets (due to natural increase in market value of their properties) and to fulfil their aspirations of good life by provisioning access to newer and present­day opportunities.Upholding the High Court view which rejected the challenge on the ground of lack of legislative competence, the bench further observed:On close examination, the 1956 Act, as amended and applicable to the present case, is an Act to authorise Central Government to declare the notified stretches/sections in the State concerned as a highway to be a national highway; and for matters connected therewith including acquisition of “any land” for building or construction of a new highway (which need not be an existing road/highway). The substance of this Act is ascribable to Entry 23 of the Union List and matters connected therewith.CASE:  Project Director, Project Implementation Unit vs.P.V. Krishnamoorthy [CIVIL APPEAL NOS. 3976­3977 OF 2020  ]CORAM: Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari Also from the judgment :Prior Environmental Clearance Not Required For Notifying Acquisition Of Land For National Highway: Supreme CourtEnvironmental Clearance Necessary Before Making Declaration Of Land Acquisition Under Section 3D Of National Highways Act : Supreme CourtClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

All by myself! Portal for (very) small property marketing teams launches

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » All by myself! Portal for (very) small property marketing teams launches previous nextMarketingAll by myself! Portal for (very) small property marketing teams launchesDigital guru Nelly Berova says her online service will offer marketing support and training to staff for a fraction of traditional consultancy costs.The Negotiator8th January 201901,438 Views Most estate agents realise how fast the property industry is transferring online including sales, lettings, auctions and conveyancing.  And now it’s the turn of marketing.An online-only portal has launched that can help estate agents sharpen up their marketing activities and support ‘lone’ marketeers working alongside negotiators and managers.Called The Lonely Marketeer, the online portal is the brainchild of digital marketing guru Nelly Berova, who runs consultancy Art Division.After several years spent working within the industry, she noticed that many estate agents’ marketing personnel often work by themselves but were unsupported, lacking the kind of training, ‘team effort’ and brainstorming sessions larger firms can afford.TheLonelyMarketeer.co.uk will, for a fee, train and certificate marketing staff, as well as help with strategies, teach them digital marketing skills and offer access to a community of property marketeers working for similar-sized companies.Property marketingThe launch reflects the reduced marketing budgets many agents how have, offering a more cost effective way to boost their marketing activities and increase market share, sales and lettings leads, as well as instructions.“Many small businesses in the property sector rely on an in-house marketing team of one, or worse, on the company owner or director to strategise, plan and coordinate the marketing activities,” says Berova (pictured, left).“In many cases, in-house marketers have limited knowledge of what works. They have no one to brainstorm ideas with, no one to ask for help, yet are expected to bring in leads.”Prices start at £65 a month for its service, which includes a 30-day money back guarantee.Nelly Berova property marketing art division TheLonelyMarketeer.co.uk January 8, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Greensburg street overlay schedule released

first_imgGreensburg, In. — As part of the 2018 Greensburg street overlay program these street closures will take place between Wednesday, October 3 and Friday, October 12:West Washington Street from Ireland Street to West StreetKathy’s Way from N. Michigan Avenue to Neil Solgere WayWilder Street from Main Street to S. Michigan AvenueMacy Lane from E Greenview Drive to Freeland RoadThe following street closure will take place beginning Monday, October 8th and last through Friday, October 12th:Davidson Street from Main Street to Central Avenuelast_img read more

Hockey season-ending awards

first_imgPlayer of the Year: Michael MerschOne of the few bright spots for the Wisconsin offense through the early part of the season, junior forward Michael Mersch netted 23 goals and added 13 assists to the team in scoring. His 23 goals were good enough for the second best tally in the WCHA and fourth best in the country.While the first line stumbled out of the gates, struggling to find the back of the net, Mersch’s production from the second line was a much-needed boost for an under-performing team.Known for his gritty goal scoring style, Mersch’s production didn’t stop when his teammates joined in on the scoring action as the season waned.Instead, he continued to score, adding two goals in the final game of the regular season to give the Badgers a key win against St. Cloud State – propelling the team into the 4-seed for the WCHA playoffs.Rookie of the Year: Nic KerdilesAfter missing the first 10 games of the season due to certain “code of amateurism” violations, freshman forward Nic Kerdiles didn’t skip a beat when he stepped into the lineup for the Badgers against No. 5 Denver Nov. 30.Kerdiles quickly earned himself a spot on UW’s first line with junior center Mark Zengerle and junior winger Tyler Barnes and earned his first points for the Badgers on assists in back-to-back goals in only his second game with the team.On the season, Kerdiles earned the second highest point total on the team after Mersch, scoring 11 goals and tallying 22 assists to give him 33 points.However, his late-season scoring, in addition to a burst in production for the rest of the offense, helped lead Wisconsin to its first Broadmoor Trophy since 1998.To end the season, Kerdiles has built a 12-game point-scoring streak that will extend into the season next fall, while also accumulating a 5-game multi-point streak along the way.Should he continue to stay with the Badgers another year, a more experienced Kerdiles will play a vital role in UW’s success next year as they look to build on their first-round NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013.Moment of the Year: Hockey City Classic victory over MinnesotaAfter a hard-to-swallow loss to rival Minnesota Friday at home, the Badgers defeated Minnesota 3-2 in stunning fashion at the Hockey City Classic on Feb. 17.Played outside at Soldier Field in Chicago on a sunny day, both teams sported retro uniforms in front of a crowd of more than 52,000 fans throughout the course of the day.It was the Badgers first outdoor appearance since they hosted Michigan at Camp Randall in 2010, and it was the Golden Gophers’ first outdoor appearance in the team’s history.With temperatures hovering around freezing, both teams struggled to build any sustained momentum in the slushy conditions, but by the end of the third period, three shots had found the back of the net – enough to give the Badgers a vital momentum-building lead midway through the season.Game of the Year: The Broadmoor Trophy GameIn what may have been one of their most complete efforts of the season, the Badgers took home one of the WCHA’s most coveted trophies. With a 3-2 win over Colorado College, Wisconsin claimed the last Broadmoor Trophy in the current WCHA and won an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.While three separate skaters scored – junior forwards Tyler Barnes and Sean Little, as well as freshman forward Nic Kerdiles – UW put up 33 shots on net to CC’s 22. And as the offense produced, the defense blocked shots to no end, only allowing a surging Tigers’ squad four shots on goal in the third period.The Badgers killed off both of the Tigers’ power plays, allowing only two shots on goal on the man-advantage. The only area of the game where Wisconsin fell short was the power play – similar to the rest of the season. On four opportunities the Badgers only managed one shot on goal and couldn’t find the back of the net. Regardless of that minor pitfall, the Badgers held onto their lead for their first Broadmoor Trophy since 1998.Most Improved: Junior forward Tyler BarnesWisconsin’s turn around from a 1-7-2 start to a WCHA playoff title season seemed to be mirrored individually by none other than Barnes.Prior to the start of the season, Barnes was expected to be a big part of the Badger’s offense but, 11 games in, had only three points to his name. He didn’t make a noticeable mark on the stat sheet until late in the first half of the season, but it wasn’t until February that he started to produce consistently. From February through the end of the season – 18 games, 17 played – Barnes netted nine of his 15 goals on the season, four of which he scored in the Badgers’ three WCHA tournament contests.Barnes credited some better in-game luck with a mixture of tough love and encouragement from Eaves for his personal improvement.“It was a day-to-day thing,” Barnes said in a March 25 press conference. “It was both, and that’s really what I needed. There’s times when you can tell I need someone to pick me up a little bit, and there’s times when I need someone to get on me. And he was able to do all that and really keep me focused and keep me pushing forward.”last_img read more

NFL: Browns fans cheerfully make a Mason Rudolph piñata so they could swing a helmet at it

first_img Written By 9 months ago NFL’s wild Week 11 included Garrett, Kaepernick, Mexico 9 months ago Myles Garrett alleges Mason Rudolph hurled racial slur at him before outrageous NFL brawl COMMENT Last Updated: 25th November, 2019 23:57 IST NFL: Browns Fans Cheerfully Make A Mason Rudolph Piñata So They Could Swing A Helmet At It NFL fans take an innovative shot at Mason Rudolph and the entire brawl from last week by making a Rudolph pinata and having a swing at it with a helmet. Cleveland Browns fans got creative while taking a shot at Myles Garrett for his infamous brawl with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph last week. The Cleveland defender ripped off Mason Rudolph’s helmet and swung it at him during the final minutes of the match on November 14, which led to a fight between the two. Garrett immediately faced a suspension from the NFL, while Rudolph has been charged with a $50,000 fine along with other players involved in the brawl.Also Read- Myles Garrett Alleges Mason Rudolph Hurled Racial Slur At Him Before Outrageous NFL BrawlNFL: Creative Cleveland fans get innovativeThe Cleveland Browns fans recently posted a tweet in which they were seen cheering for a man, who was wearing a Brown Jersey with Myles Garrett’s name on it. The man was brandishing a piñata resembling Mason Rudolph, along with a blindfolded woman prepared to take a swing at it. Her preferable club? A helmet. Take a look at the fans, cheering throughout the entire stunt. WATCH US LIVE Also Read- NFL Brawl: NFL Or WWE? Browns’ Myles Garrett Swings Helmet, Smacks Steelers’ Mason RudolphAlso Read- Colin Kaepernick: NFL Upset After His No-show At Original Venue For Workout Session LIVE TV First Published: 25th November, 2019 23:57 ISTcenter_img Raj Sarkar 9 months ago NFL Brawl: NFL or WWE? Browns’ Myles Garrett swings helmet, smacks Steelers’ Mason Rudolph WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US 9 months ago Myles Garrett appeals indefinite suspension after Browns vs Steelers fight: Report SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read- Myles Garrett Appeals Indefinite Suspension After Browns Vs Steelers Fight: ReportNFL: What happened in the match?The brawl that started with Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph took an ugly turn as all 33 members from both the teams got involved in a nasty, ugly brawl. NFL took the matter on a very serious note and slammed a collective fine of $70,000 for both the teams. According to Fox commentator Troy Aikman, this was the worst thing he has experienced throughout his professional career in the match and NFL made sure to go hard on the players. According to Garrett, the Pitsburg quarterback initiated the fight with racial slurs on him, which initially got other players involved. Also Read- NFL’s Wild Week 11 Included Garrett, Kaepernick, Mexico 9 months ago Colin Kaepernick: NFL upset after his no-show at original venue for workout sessionlast_img read more