Top StoriesCalcutta HC Judge Justice Protik Prakash Banerjee Passes Away LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 July 2020 9:22 PMShare This – xCalcutta High Court judge Justice Protik Prokash Banerjee passed away on Friday morning due to heart failure. He was 51 years old.He was elevated as an additional judge of the Calcutta High Court in September 2017.He enrolled at the bar on January 25, 1995 and practised in the Calcutta HC.Son of Late Mukul Prokash Banerjee, Senior Advocate and past Secretary of the Bar Association of the…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?LoginCalcutta High Court judge Justice Protik Prokash Banerjee passed away on Friday morning due to heart failure. He was 51 years old.He was elevated as an additional judge of the Calcutta High Court in September 2017.He enrolled at the bar on January 25, 1995 and practised in the Calcutta HC.Son of Late Mukul Prokash Banerjee, Senior Advocate and past Secretary of the Bar Association of the High Court at Calcutta, and the late Lekha Banerjee, Advocate, Justice Banerjee was educated at Calcutta Boys’ School and University College of Law, the University of Calcutta.While at the Bar, he wrote commentaries on several subjects, including the Bengal Excise Act, the Essential Commodities Act, the Original Side Rules and the Appellate Side Rules, which went into more than one edition. He was a guest lecturer at NUJS taking contract, company and drafting “clinic” classes and till elevation, used to write a blog on Lawoctopus, under the name “Protik Da”.As a judge, he has delivered judgments upholding individual liberties and gender equality. In a case concerning denial of child care leave, Justice Banerjee observed “patriarchy is inconsistent with the normative demands of democratic constitutionalism, its persistence is a continuing threat to democracy”.Last year, he had passed an order granting interim protection from arrest to Rajeev Kumar IPS, in the sensational CBI vs Kolkata police case, after framing a question of law : “Can CBI seek custodial interrogation of a person who is not an accused in the case?”.He had also framed questions regarding the validity of the Central Bureau of Investigation in a case and referred the issues to the larger bench.He also recused from hearing a case on the ground that the lawyer was his ‘Facebook friend”. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Highways England has commissioned a £512,000 study to investigate building a “dedicated road link” which would run between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge. The study, due for completion in autumn 2016, is one of six strategic studies commissioned by the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of the government’s Road Investment Strategy.An Oxford-Cambridge Expressway would likely be built through improvements on the current road network and by fi lling in the gaps within that network. A government press release noted these gaps exist “particularly between the M1 at Milton Keynes and the M40 near Oxford”.Road Minister Andrew Jones emphasised the potential economic benefi ts of the plan. “Roads are key to our nation’s prosperity… For too long they have suffered from under investment. That is why as part of our long-term economic plan we are investing a record £15 billion in our roads programme.”However, The Campaign for Better Transport opposes the plan in its current form. Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, said, “It beggars belief that the government is spending such an exorbitant amount of money on a study which only focuses on a new road building scheme.“Only in the UK do we see transport planners carry out road and rail planning independently from each other… Building big new roads is not the answer to the problem of connectivity between our towns and cities.”Clarissa Jones, a Trinity historian from Cambridge, told Cherwell, “As a student without a car you have to travel either by train, which carries with it a very high price, or on the hellish X5.“The best use of money, from my perspective, would be improvement of public transport between [Oxford and Cambridge] as opposed to road improvement.”English student at Lincoln and Cambridge resident Catriona Bolt agreed, telling Cherwell, “The very idea of a direct train line between Oxford and Cambridge turns me on. A dedicated road link would also be worse for the environment than a train link.”The DfT Road Investment Strategy highlights the possible benefits of the direct road link, outlining eight areas which the plans aim to improve. These include improving network safety, user satisfaction, and traffic flow.
Gamesys maintains UK growth as Euro regulatory headwinds stall performance August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share Gamesys Group remains confident that its FY 2019 results will reach the ‘upper end of current market expectations’ as detailed in a pre-market update.Celebrating what the group considers to be a ‘landmark year’, Gamesys has predicted that the group’s expansion into new markets combined with the progress made by its UK contingencies will support Gamesys’ continued growth.Lee Fenton, Chief Executive Officer of Gamesys Group plc, commented: “2019 was a truly transformative year as the JPJ and Gamesys businesses were reunited, creating a combined Group with strong global brands, complete operational control and ownership of our technology platforms.“Despite the intensive endeavours this required, the Group’s focus on operational execution has not diminished and we are extremely pleased with the performance during the year. As we enter 2020, we remain in a strong position to continue to deliver growth and to create value for shareholders.”While the group has not yet disclosed any financial figures, Gamesys has emphasised that despite the major acquisition of JPJ Group last year has meant that ‘operational focus has not wavered’.The acquisition meant that JPJ assumed ownership of Gamesys’ technology platform and content studios, as well as certain B2C brands including Virgin Casino. In addition, it also gained its UK-facing Virgin Games, Heart Bingo and Monopoly Casino brands. Submit Related Articles Gamesys halts UK advertising during lockdown April 23, 2020 Share