Saturday, March 24, 2012

Americans are still politically divided on health care issue and both the political parties see a decision will be a key factor that could decide whether Obama gets a second term

Obama's landmark health care law was signed into law; the legislation continues to be a lightning rod in American politics. Monday 26th March, 2012, The US Supreme Court will set to hear six hours of oral arguments over the three days on whether to strike down part or all of the law, including the individual mandate. Obama knocked his potential Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, over the issue. The president said the former Massachusetts governor is "pretending" to disagree with the law. Obama also said that the Democrats crafted the bill, which includes an individual health insurance mandate, because it "previously had support of Republicans -- including the person who may end up being the Republican standard bearer and is now pretending like he came up with something different."
Lot of peoples oppose one-size-fits-all health care plan for the entire nation. They are of the view that each state should determine its own health care plan. The federal government should allow people to purchase insurance across state lines and institute tort reform, including by capping the amount for some damages.
Republican opponents in Congress voted to repeal part of health care law, even though it has no chance of passing the Senate. Meanwhile, this year's health care anniversary comes just three days before the Supreme Court considers the law. During the drafting of the health care bill in 2009 and 2010, vocal public outrage threatened the chance of passage. Angry crowds filled town hall meetings with members of Congress and Republican lawmakers lead rallies changing "kill the bill."  
Seventy-five percent of Republicans don't like the law while 66 percent of Democrats like it.
Over time, as it gets implemented, Obama said the people will say this was the right thing to do. Americans are just as divided on what the Supreme Court should do. Most people think most of the law should stay in tack, 51 percent think the Court should strike down the mandate - one of the more controversial components of the bill. Few think that the entire law should be struck down.
Playing a role in influencing public opinion are health care political advertisements. The law has been the subject of $262 million worth of advertising since the bill passed two years ago, according to media reports the critical advertisements of the health care law have outnumbered supportive ads by a ratio of 3:1.
 Some parts of the law that have already gone into effect, including the prohibition of preexisting conditions and children able to stay on parents' insurance until the age of 26. But even the law's supporters admit imperfections. Seventy-five year-old Bob Meeks with the Alliance for Retired Americans said, "Don't remove it, improve it." Unlike AARP, AMAC (the Association of Mature American Citizens) and the conservative alternative to AARP, is in favor of repealing Obama Care.
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Prof. (Dr.) Tabrez Ahmad,
Program Director 
Allaince College of Law, Alliance University,
 City Campus -2nd Cross, 36th Main, Dollars Scheme, BTM 1st Stage 
Bangalore -560068
Central Campus- Chandapura - Anekal Main Road, Bangalore – 562106
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Legal Services Cadet Corps (LCC) in High Schools on the lines of NCC and NSS to increase legal literacy in the country

There is an urgent requirement to establishment of LCC in schools along with the existing (at a few states) Legal Literacy Clubs would help in the growth of legal literacy. The LCC students may also have an objective to watch from within their own community, people who are vulnerable and need access to legal services.

There are political, social and economic reasons which prevented the community from getting access to legal service where their actionable entitlements could be denied. LCC students can find these cases of injustice and help them avail legal services at Taluk Legal Services Authority or District Legal Services Authority. As there are Legal literary clubs in many schools, for eg Kerala has it in 200 to 300 schools, and schools in Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra too have LCC. As per the sources more than 90 per cent of the population is ignorant of the existing laws and because of that they don't know what to do in a crisis situation and this in fact is disempowering them apart from the mental inhibitions which are a resultant effect.  As common saying goes ignorancia facti execusat ignorancia legis non execusat (Ignorance of fact can be excused but ignorance of law is not). Making everybody aware about the existing laws is a big challenge where around one fourth population of India is illiterate.


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Prof. (Dr.) Tabrez Ahmad,
Program Director 
Allaince College of Law, Alliance University,
 City Campus -2nd Cross, 36th Main, Dollars Scheme, BTM 1st Stage 
Bangalore -560068
Central Campus- Chandapura - Anekal Main Road, Bangalore – 562106
tabrez.ahmad@alliance.edu.in
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

AICTE Says No new engineering colleges from 2013-14 Session

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided not to approve new engineering colleges from the academic year 2013-14 after being inundated on demands from several State Governments.

"Several State Governments had requested us not to clear the applications for starting new engineering colleges. They have cited the incidence of growing number of vacant BE/BTech seats in the existing colleges. So the council has taken a decision not to sanction approval for new applicants from 2013-14," informed AICTE Member Secretary K P Isaac.

States like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha opposed the opening of new technical institutions as the demand for admission is not matching up the exponential growth in the number of colleges.

Isaac revealed that this year 108 trusts had applied to the AICTE seeking sanction for starting engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. Across the country, 600 applications have been received for starting colleges in 2012-13.

"These applications will be considered by the council and eligible cases will be cleared in two batches. The first batch will be given the nod by the end of March and the second by April 30", he said.

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Prof. (Dr.) Tabrez Ahmad,


Monday, March 19, 2012

LSAT—India 2012, on 5th May, Last Date of Application- 15th April, 2012

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LSATIndia is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India. LSAT—India measures skills that are considered essential for success in law school. LSAT—India is specially created for admissions to law schools in India by the Law School Admission Council, USA (LSAC). The LSAC has been helping law schools in several countries evaluate the critical-thinking skills of their applicants for more than 60 years.

It is a Single Common Test for Multiple Law Colleges. Candidates have the benefit of taking a single test – the LSAT—India – to become eligible for the admissions process of multiple law colleges in India which recognize the LSAT—India scores. Candidates can take the LSAT—India on Saturday 5th May, 2012 at any of the test centers spread across 15 cities in India.

It measures essential skills for success in Law education. LSAT—India is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school — critical-thinking skills, such as logical reasoning and problem solving. These skills are considered as key to success in the practice of law throughout the world.

It is a reliable result from a global brand. The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a nonprofit corporation whose members are more than 200 law schools in the United States, Canada and Australia. LSAC is renowned globally for excellence in law admissions testing and administers over 145,000 tests annually.

Being a complex and technical examination of the international standard lot of tricks are required to crack the same. You must be careful not to pick a response simply because it is a true statement. Although it may be true in general parlance but may not be true in the context. So before making a tick you must see the context in which the question is asked and answer accordingly.  Since each section is time bound so better you allocate time for each section.  Generally 35 minutes are available for each section.  If you are stuck somewhere and it is a difficult question you are advised not to waste your time with the question better you move the next question or to solve those questions which do not involve any tricks or hidden meanings. If you find time at the end then again you can try the skipped question.Candidates are also advised to carefully follow the instructions for taking the test.

This year the LSAT—India 2012 scores may be accepted by almost 41 law colleges/schools in the country including some of the leading law colleges like –Jindal Global Law School – Sonipat; Alliance College of Law, Alliance University-Bangalore, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur; ITM College of Law – Gurgaon; KLE Bangalore; JSS Mysore; Central India College of Law – Nagpur; G. H. Raisoni Law College – Nagpur; Saveetha School of Law – Chennai. Faculty of Law ICFAI University – Dehradun; MATS Law School, MATS University – Raipur; College of Legal Studies – UPES Dehradun;
The LSAT—India test will be administered by Pearson VUE in India. Pearson VUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests every year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets.
Simple Registration Process:

To register for the LSAT—India, please Links’ below:

After completing the LSAT—India registration, candidates can apply to the participating colleges (colleges which will accept LSAT—India scores). Candidates can choose to apply to any or all of the participating colleges, however, LSAT—India scores will be given to all participating Colleges. A list of participating law colleges is available on this site. Candidates can download the application forms from the respective college websites and apply to the college mentioning their LSAT—India registration number.

Online registration closing on: 15th April, 2012
DD based registrations closing on: 12th April, 2012

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Aligarh alumni establish scholarship in Narendra Kumar’s name

Washigton, DC: The Aligarh Alumni Association of Washington, DC today announced the establishment of a scholarship in the name of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumnus Narendra Kumar Singh, IPS officer who was killed last week by the mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh.

Narendra Kumar Singh was a 2009 batch IPS officer. He was a Masters in Economics from AMU.

At the annual General Body meeting of the Association, held on March 11, 2012, the General Body approved the motion to establish a scholarship in the name of the slain IPS officer who was killed in the line of duty by the mining Mafia in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Since 1992, the Association has been running a program that provides scholarship to needy and meritorious students at AMU and financial support to poor students in Elementary and High School. In 2011, the Association awarded 218 scholarships to students at AMU and financial support to 900 students in schools. Along with AMU, the Association supports 18 institutions in 15 cities.

Kumar was 30. His wife, Madhurani Tewatia is an IAS officer and is expecting their first child.

To learn more about the Narendra Kumar Singh scholarship, please contact Mr. Sayed Naved, President of Aligarh Alumni Association, atsayednaved@yahoo.com

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Prof. (Dr.) Tabrez Ahmad,
Program Director 
College of Law, Alliance University,
 City Campus -2nd Cross, 36th Main, Dollars Scheme, BTM 1st Stage 
Bangalore -560068
Central Campus- Chandapura - Anekal Main Road, Bangalore – 562106
tabrez.ahmad@alliance.edu.in
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