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Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgTanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileTanga Cement Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells cement and clinker products to the building, construction, roadworks and mining segment in Tanzania. The company produces Portland limestone cement with limestone extenders used for structural and non-structural cast constructions; reinforced concrete for civil and industrial works; and fillings, coatings, screeds and mortars as well as concrete for mining infrastructure and shafts. The company markets its cement products under the Simba Cement Brand. Tanga Cement Company is a subsidiary of AfriSam (Mauritius) Investment Holdings Limited; with production facilities in the city of Tanga in Pongwe and its head office in Dar es Salaam. Tanga Cement Company Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Anglican bishops in New Zealand speak out against moves to…

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Comments (1) 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Anglican bishops in New Zealand speak out against moves to legalize euthanasia Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC February 28, 2018 at 10:20 pm disgusting..makes me ashamed to be an Episcopalian…compassion in dying is something we do for our pets and deny to our loved one..shame on you,,,suffering and aid in compassionate end of life is up to individuals not the church or a bunch of people who know nothing about the people involved!!! Rector Washington, DC ROBERT K MORGAN says: Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Posted Feb 28, 2018 Anglican Communion The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] Eight Anglican bishops have called for a halt to the End of Life Choice Bill, which proposes legalizing medically-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Aotearoa New Zealand. In their submission to the Justice Select Committee on the End of Life Choice Bill this week, the bishops recommended no change to existing laws, and called for more funding of palliative care and counseling support for patients and their families.Read the full article here. Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

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National advertising for Poppy Appeal starts this week

first_img Howard Lake | 21 October 2013 | News The Royal British Legion’s national advertising campaign for the 2013 Poppy Appeal gets underway this week with these adverts appearing on posters, Tube cards, buses and online.This year’s campaign features case histories of an older veteran who was awarded a VC, a marine wounded in Afghanistan, and a young girl whose father was killed in Afghanistan. They are designed to demonstrate the range of people who are helped by The Royal British Legion.The posters, which have been produced by produced by 21:12 Communications, will be on display from 24 October onwards.London Poppy DayFor the first time, the campaign also includes advertising for the London Poppy Day on 7 November with advertising on radio, the Evening Standard and The Metro. On this day alone the Legion aims to raise £1 million.The media for the campaign has been planned and bought by TTMV.Robert Lee, Assistant Director of Marketing at The Royal British Legion, said: “We are delighted with the advertising campaign for this years’ Poppy Appeal and we are sure that it will have a major impact and help us to reach our target of £40 million.  The Legion spends  £1.6 million a week on welfare work on behalf of veterans, personnel serving in the armed forces and their families so the Poppy Appeal makes a huge difference to their lives”. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving  118 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  117 total views,  1 views today Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 National advertising for Poppy Appeal starts this week About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Seattle teachers on strike

first_imgThe Seattle Education Association voted unanimously to strike on Sept. 3. After a thunderous “yes!” vote to strike, teachers reported you could hear a pin drop when the “no” vote was called for.Seattle teachers vote to strike.The strike by 5,000 teachers and staff began on Sept. 9. The SEA is bargaining against the anti-labor Seattle School District, which has tens of millions of extra funds available in one of the most expensive-to-live-in cities in the country. The city also has a large aristocracy and tax base.“The Seattle School Board has rejected most of our proposals around competitive pay, reasonable testing, guaranteed recess, student equity and workloads,” said Phyllis Campano, a special education teacher and SEA vice president and bargaining chair. (seattlewea.org) The teachers haven’t received a raise in years due to the hostility of the school district and state legislature. They are demanding an 18 percent raise over three years.Anti-racist demands of the union include more support staff and fully funded race and equity teams in each school to deal with institutionalized racism, such as the disproportionate suspensions of Black students. The administration has offered just a little “pilot program.”The SEA has held several contract rallies attended by hundreds of teachers, staff and community supporters of the 52,000-student district.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Biodiesel Industry Urges Extension of Tax Incentive

first_img The National Biodiesel Board is urging Congress to extend the biodiesel tax incentive before it expires on December 31st. In a letter to House and Senate tax committee leaders last week, NBB says failure to support the extension could lead biodiesel producers to “cut jobs and production” at a time when they are “poised to expand and hire.” Policy stability will help the industry sustain growth, according to NBB leaders.The letter to lawmakers says the growth of the U.S. biodiesel industry in recent years is paying tremendous dividends in reducing emissions, strengthening energy security, and creating jobs and economic activity in every state. NBB says the biodiesel industry supports nearly 48,000 jobs and $1.9 billion in wages across the country.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 31, 2016 Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 31, 2016Next articleProof Trade Really Works and Why Know Body Will Believe it Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Biodiesel Industry Urges Extension of Tax Incentive SHARE Biodiesel Industry Urges Extension of Tax Incentivelast_img read more

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Over four-hundred drink driving disqualifications handed down in Donegal in 2009

first_img By News Highland – September 7, 2010 Facebook News Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Previous articleGAA – Killybegs Reach Senior County FinalNext articleRisk of flooding in Donegal after persistent heavy rain News Highland center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Over four-hundred disqualifications  for drink driving offences were handed down in Donegal last year.Figures released by the Courts Service show that 403 disqualifications were ordered in Donegals main court district in 2009 which includes the sittings at Letterkenny, Buncrana, Dungloe and Glenties and covers most of the county.Twenty-four prison sentences or partially suspended jail terms were handed out at the countys main court district for drink driving.Three imprisonments were suspended while two drivers were served with community service orders.A total of 379 fines were issued.Forty-seven prosecutions for drink-driving were dismissed while 60 were struck out and twenty-two were taken into consideration with other offences.Another 262 disqualifications for drink-driving were handed out in the neighbouring district which included court sittings in Donegal Town and Ballyshannon but also courts in Sligo and Leitrim Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Over four-hundred drink driving disqualifications handed down in Donegal in 2009 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Do We Lack A ‘Culture Of Rule Of Law’ ?

first_imgColumnsDo We Lack A ‘Culture Of Rule Of Law’ ? Anandh Venkataramani1 July 2020 5:45 AMShare This – xWe need to re-inform our human tendencies that adherence to laws is for the greater self and societal interestMahatma Gandhi is reported to have said “[A] nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people”. India has many deep and rooted cultures (some good, some bad), often evoking pride. There is one culture, however, that appears to be in short supply: the culture of rule of law. This thought first occurred when I was witnessing a panel debate a couple of years ago…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?LoginMahatma Gandhi is reported to have said “[A] nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people”. India has many deep and rooted cultures (some good, some bad), often evoking pride. There is one culture, however, that appears to be in short supply: the culture of rule of law. This thought first occurred when I was witnessing a panel debate a couple of years ago on whether India is a rule of law state. Arguing for the motion, a Member of Parliament and an advocate relied largely on the existence of the Constitution of India, 1950 – with its myriad checks and balances on governmental action; recognition and protection of civil liberties and fundamental rights. They also argued, with noticeably lesser conviction, that instances of failures of rule of law were mere aberrations (asserted in response to arguments on large-scale violation of fundamental rights, or failures to uphold them). Are they?Failure of adherence to rule of law – an aberration or the normal? Aberration is defined in various dictionaries as a departure from the normal and what is expected – temporary changes from the normal, i.e., something that is not typical. A quick exercise to test whether we are a rule of law people and whether the following of rules is normalcy, is to look at our conduct in public spaces. Are acts of skipping or jumping queues; ignoring traffic lights; going on the wrong side of the road, or riding motorcycles on footpaths rare and abnormal? Does littering on roads and public spaces shock our conscience? Let us test this qua authorities and those identified with state and government. If one was to do a word association with ‘politics’, ‘politician’, would the words ‘honest’, ‘transparent’, or ‘dedicated’ ever be used (despite some, who surely fit the description)? Does the thought of a policeman inspire security or evoke fear of arbitrariness among those without power or privilege? Even if one is to wrongly brush these aside as de minimis, the recent past has seen too many incidents of a failure of adherence to rule of law for it to be considered an aberration. The riots that erupted in December and January during the Anti-CAA protests; the open use of firearms by civilians on each other, and the unfortunate incidences of police complacency (to put it mildly) demonstrated the willingness of entire sections of our population to take law into their own hands. What made matters worse was political figures were seen to encourage the lawlessness, with little or no accountability (as the recent Delhi Police Chargesheet(s) have demonstrated). Closer to the current crisis, we saw many people congregate in large numbers, in complete ignorance of social distancing norms, whether in “Go Corona, Go” rallies; religious gatherings, or weddings. Political and executive leadership were also seen involved. Humans, like every other animal, are creatures of habit and convenience. Instinctively, self-interest Trumps all. But living in a society, we subscribe to a set of laws with the understanding that these laws are for universal benefit – for an orderly and secure life. We accept these rules despite intrusions into what would otherwise be our absolute rights or liberties. A 2004 Report of the United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Anan, in the Security Council, defined rule of law as “a principle of governance in which all persons, institutions and entities, public and private, including the State itself, are accountable to laws that are publicly promulgated, equally enforced and independently adjudicated, and which are consistent with international human rights norms and standards.” It mandates:(a) supremacy of law, (b) equality before the law, (c) accountability to the law, (d) fairness in the application of the law, (e) separation of powers, and(f) participation in decision-making.Culture of rule of law in India The MP and the advocate (who were in the panel discussion mentioned above) were right in arguing that structurally the Constitution and the various laws of India impose legal restraints on government from acting arbitrarily, and provide for maintenance of order and they coordinate behaviour and transactions amongst citizens. There is adjudication and judicial review of transgressions of the Constitution and other laws. Most importantly, these systems have robust frameworks that incorporate fairness, transparency, and accountability. This is supported by the fact that in the Global Rule of law Index (carried out by the World Justice Project) finds India ranked between 20-50 (out of 128 countries) on factors such as constraint on government powers by legislature and judiciary; open government; due process in administrative procedure; and civil and criminal justice systems free of improper governmental influence. So, structurally or at least facially, we are a rule of law state. But why, then, are ‘aberrations’ as normal as the normal? Why is it that India had abysmal rankings of 111 of 128 in a discrimination-free civil justice system; 89 in impartiality in the criminal system; 84 in respect of fundamental rights; 105 in terms of equal treatment and absence of discrimination; ranked 99 for government officials in police and military not using public office for private gain? If you’ve lived in northern India, you’d have surely heard the refrain “Tu jaanta hai mera baap kaun hai?”, necessarily implying that chip and the old block are either beyond the reach of any arm of law, long or short, or that they can manipulate its application. It is not surprising, then, that India ranks at 113 for people not resorting to violence to redress personal grievances. Notably, we are outranked either by Nepal or Sri Lanka or both, in most of these factors. The usual ‘developing nation’ or ‘population’ excuses, won’t fly. What have they got that we don’t? Whilst I can’t speak for our neighbours, I believe that generally, Indians lack an overarching culture of rule of law (and I was naïve enough to believe that I had a novel thought in arriving at this conclusion). Brian Tamanaha, a renowned American academic, in ‘A Concise Guide to Rule of Law’ (which ought to be a basic civics reading), says that that for rule of law to exist, people must believe in and be committed to the rule of law. They must take it for granted as a necessary, proper, and existing part of their political-legal system. This attitude is not itself a legal rule. It is a shared political ideal that amounts to a cultural belief. When this cultural belief is pervasive, the rule of law can be resilient, spanning generations, surviving episodes in which the rule of law is flouted by government officials. Therefore, it becomes clear that a system of laws can effectively contribute to a strengthened rule of law only when most members of society believe in, respect, and generally abide by the agreed-on laws. This is the culture of rule of law. Tamanaha also notes that in virtually all social arenas, social norms largely shape and govern daily existence; legal norms may be largely irrelevant to the bulk of routine social conduct – again pointing towards the significance of a pervasive culture of respect for laws. This is intuitive. Many countries that rank significantly above India in the Rule of Law Index are those which have risen from utter ruin – economic, infrastructural, and social – caused by World War II. Such societal and economic growth would not be possible without an abiding cultural inclination towards law. Northern European countries are a prime example. Kiyotaka Akasaka, a former Undersecretary to the United Nations, has said that the Japanese have an ingrained respect for and are generally taught to obey laws, even if they don’t agree with them, which has allowed them have to rebound quickly after any disaster as also have greater enforcement of laws. This, he says, translates to people waiting for the right of way at traffic lights even if no vehicles are approaching from other sides. This, in fact, would be an aberration in India.Adherence of rule of law necessary for progress Basic criminal laws; laws governing probity (i.e., lack of corruption) in governance; basic civic rules and laws (in the current context – laws requiring social distancing etc.), and laws protecting certain inviolable fundamental rights are laws that nobody should derogate from, because they are at the foundations of societal cohesion. Having said this, one has to address the important question of content-independent adherence of laws – i.e., obedience because it is law, and not because of what the law states. Akasaka deals with this issue in line with legal theory (and practice) accepted in all societies where civic participation in governance is essential – changing ‘bad’ or ‘disliked’ laws through parliament. Whilst the legislative cogs can be slow, social outcries, protests, civil disobedience etc. have often sped up the parliamentarian’s hand. If (for all his flaws) Gandhi hadn’t led the satyagraha movements; if women across the world didn’t march for suffrage; if Rosa Parks didn’t refuse to move from her seat and Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t have a dream; if Sunderlal Bahuguna and his wife didn’t inspire the Chipko Movement; if Medha Patkar and many others in the Naramda Bachao Andholan hadn’t unrelentingly and tirelessly lent their voices to the destitute and displaced farmers, many social and political rights that are taken granted would still have been on the battlegrounds. Sadly, many still are. John F. Kennedy’s warning – “[t]hose who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable” – is not out of place here. But at the root of each of these movements, is the belief that laws – just and fair – should govern, and that everyone should be equal before, and be equally bound by just and fair laws. The benefit of global hindsight has shown us that where public officials are seen as corrupt and self-serving; or where law has a history of authoritarian flavours; or where the content of laws are perceived to be unfair or unduly favour some social or economic sections, there is distrust in the government, and fear of the state. This problem is aggravated when the society is diverse (ethnically, economically, socially etc.), and where a common set of social values and belief systems do not exist, and finding or conjuring a set of agreed on laws is hard. Arguably, some of these problems are prevalent in India. In Leanne Mackay’s “Towards a Rule of Law” published under the aegis of the United States Institute of Peace, it is noted that a rights-respecting, rule of law abiding government does not materialise on its own. It requires the active engagement of all members of society to uphold these principles and to assist the government in creating a social and institutional rule of law culture. Tamanaha usefully observes that for this cultural belief to be viable, people must identify with the law and perceive it as worthy of ruling. General trust in law must be earned, and it takes time to become what is tantamount to a cultural view about ‘law’ passed on through socialisation. This socialisation will be no easy task especially when those in power – whether political, or in public offices, or in law enforcement – set examples that one can get away with disobeying law and disrespecting the basic values of the Constitution. This will not be easy when institutions that are required to impartially apply and uphold the law, tacitly or directly approve transgressions despite their conscience and their sworn duty to do otherwise. And finally, this will not be easy unless those who inform our personal and social conscience and value systems as they form – i.e., parents – are the best versions of themselves and set the right examples for their children. This piece is intended to impress upon the reader the critical importance of having a widespread culture of rule of law. For only through such a pervasive culture, can we witness true progress, unhindered by those who would flout the law. This is neither meant to be an academic work nor is it meant to be an ode of despair, but rather, a call for action. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, one of the most respected Jurist-Chief Justices in the recent past, whilst quoting another great jurist-judge from the United States, had this to say in his essay “Constitutional Ideals and Justice in Plural Societies”: “‘Values’, said Learned Hand, ‘are ultimate; they admit of no reduction below themselves’. So too are certain irreducible constitutional values which underpin the survival and success of constitutional order and a concordial society. What are these values? What are the tools for effectuating them? The basic values of the Constitution are reflected in the Preamble, the fundamental rights and the directive principles which along with the charter of fundamental duties may be said to constitute the conscience of the Constitution. … The emotive words “Justice, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” open up a vast music of hope. They are words of passion and power and may be said to be the spiritual pillars of the Constitution. …” Duty to inculcate constitutional values in our livesWe have, in the form of Part IVA (Article 51A) of the highest law of our land – the Constitution – a sombre and inspirational reminder of the Fundamental Duties of each citizen. It is useful to remember that the word duties in Part IVA is prefixed with the same word that is prefixed to the word ‘rights’ in Part III, i.e., “Fundamental” (as also noted by the Supreme Court of India in AIIMS Students’ Union v. AIIMS & Ors., (2002) 1 SCC 428 (at para 58)). Some of these fundamental duties include : (a) abide by principles and ideals of our constitution; (e) promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities; to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women; (g) protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures; (h) develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform; (i) safeguard public property and to abjure violence, and (j) strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity. It is time we remind ourselves or these fundamental duties, repeatedly, till it becomes part of who we are. We have no other option than to actively inculcate in our individual and collective psyche that constitutional values and laws of the land should be followed because it is the right thing to do, whether it is in our individual lives, or it is in the public sphere of legislative and executive action. We need to re-inform our human tendencies that adherence to laws is for the greater self and societal interest – that everyone benefits when you follow the laws, and that you benefit when everyone follows the laws. I refuse to believe that the heart and soul of India is incapable of a culture of harmony and rule of law. I started with Gandhi, and will end with the full quote that is (wrongly or rightly) paraphrased as “[B]e the change you want to see in this world”: “We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” (The author is an Advocate practicing in Courts in Delhi and can be e-mailed at [email protected]) Next Storylast_img read more

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Amid Depleting Sex Ratio, Legal Battles Fought Over Daughters To Give Them Away As Brides For Monetary Consideration: Gujarat HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAmid Depleting Sex Ratio, Legal Battles Fought Over Daughters To Give Them Away As Brides For Monetary Consideration: Gujarat HC [Read Order] Mehal Jain1 Oct 2020 7:54 AMShare This – xConcerned over the depleting sex ratio in the state, the Gujarat High Court expressed its shock at the “illegal and unpalatable incidents” where “legal battles are fought over daughters, neither for protecting her nor with a desire to ensure her happiness, but only with a view that the giving away of the bride in lieu of monetary consideration become possible”.Justices Sonia Gokani and…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?LoginConcerned over the depleting sex ratio in the state, the Gujarat High Court expressed its shock at the “illegal and unpalatable incidents” where “legal battles are fought over daughters, neither for protecting her nor with a desire to ensure her happiness, but only with a view that the giving away of the bride in lieu of monetary consideration become possible”.Justices Sonia Gokani and N.V. Anjaria were hearing a habeas corpus petition, where it was the grievance on the part of the petitioner that he has already married to the corpus. However, as the parents of the corpus are not willing and want to marry her to a third person, they have forcibly taken her away from her matrimonial home. The corpus, herself, also has given a complaint to the police with regard to the threat they have been experiencing from her parents. Presently, also she is alleged to have been kept locked in a room.”Today, the corpus is produced before this Court through video conference. She, in no uncertain terms, stated before this Court that she is keen to join the petitioner-Sanjay. She, however, appeared to be scared to openly defy her parents because, according to her, she was particularly asked, not to reveal, what she desires, before the Court of law…We also had an occasion to meet the parents through video conference. The parents agreed that the corpus was married before about 5 years and it was a marriage in exchange, as the sister of her husband got married with her own brother. However, shortly after the marriage, there were disputes between the sister-in-law and the brother of the corpus and that resulted into the couple separating from each other and for the past about 4 years, she has not resided with her husband. Therefore, the parents eventually decided to finalize the procedure of divorce”, recorded the bench.The bench noted that in their community, in the presence of their caste leaders, in a temple an amount of Rs.5000/- requires to be donated for the deity and that brings an end to the relationship and rest of the aspects also have been completed. However, it was pointed out to the Court by the corpus and which was also quite apparent from the conversation with her parents that they chose not to complete the last stage since they have not found any match for the corpus, so far.”Further, they know fully well that, if, the amount is donated in the temple, then, the corpus would become free to marry anyone and then, the parents may not have any hold in decision making, and therefore, they chose to retain this as a trump card”, observed the bench, adding that even before this Court, they went on insisting that the last procedure is yet to be completed.The Court recognized the fact that the corpus, who is about 23 years of age, is desirous to join the petitioner, with whom she has got married in a temple. The bench noted that while permitting her to join the petitioner,it is to be mentioned that formal seal of approval to her choice would be feasible only once the penultimate stage of her customary divorce is finalised, and it would also pave a way to her peaceful and happy life with the Petitioner. “We have noticed certain aspects, in our conversation, which are quite disturbing and one of them is payment, purportedly, made by the petitioner to the parents of the corpus through one of the leaders of the caste of Rs.3/- lakh. According to the petitioner, the amount was given to one Babu Shiva. However, the parents of the corpus refused to have received any such amount. It is quite shockingly apparent that the areas of the State, where, there is depletion in sex ratio, more and more such illegal and unpalatable incidents are being noticed and the saddest part is that the legal battles are fought over daughters, neither for protecting her nor with a desire to ensure her happiness, but only with a view that the giving away of the bride in lieu of monetary consideration become possible”, lamented the bench.It further noted that “Malice of exchange marriages, payment of consideration to the parents of girls and changing money for marrying a girl, child marriages, multiple marriages of the girl in a very young age are some of the startling revelations noticed in the Habeas corpus Petitions”The bench had ordered the corpus to be dropped at the address of the petitioner with police protection, requiring the police protection to continue for two months.The bench also required the District Legal Services Authority to guide the Corpus including in relation to the provision and process under Section 13(B) of the Hindu Marriage Act and if desired by her, to be completed since the corpus is already separated for a long time and the parents have not completed the last leg of rituals only with a view to ensure that she does not get settled as per her wish. “It is unfortunate that the daughter is pressed into this kind of hazards because of the depleting sex ratio”, said the bench.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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Could traffic lights at Polestar solve Letterkenny gridlock woes?

first_img Previous articleImpressive McGlynn wins in BelfastNext articleEuropean Commission President accused of ‘betrayal’ over border checks News Highland Could traffic lights at Polestar solve Letterkenny gridlock woes? Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic There are further calls on Donegal County Council to explore all funding avenues with a view towards introducing a new traffic lights system at the Polestar roundabout in Letterkenny. The area has been subject to major traffic issues, particularly during peak times, resulting in Gardai being deployed on a daily basis to manage the backlog.It’s thought a traffic lights system would alleviate the problem considerably but the Department of Transport has not yet granted a funding request from the Council.Cllr Gerry McMonagle says the local authority must keep the pressure on the Government:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/gerrytraffic.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ By News Highland – September 23, 2019 WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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WTBF flips switch, airs new FM sports station

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories WTBF flips switch, airs new FM sports station Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 8, 2018 Richard “Dickey” Gilchrist flips the switch to begin transmitting WTBF’s new sports station 96.3. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Gilchrist said Finebaum’s primary focus is sports, particularly those in the Southeast. By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Email the author “Paul Finebaum’s show is very popular among sports fans and his show would be a great addition to our FM 96.3 translator station,” he said.Troy University football will continue to be on FM 94.7, as will high school football. “We have ask our listeners to let us know what they would like to hear on FM 96.3 and what we are hearing is ‘country music’ and we are taking that into consideration,” Gilchrist said, adding that additions to the new station will be made for the benefit of WTBF’s listeners but, for now, it’s a sports talk show that includes Auburn football and Braves baseball. Sponsored Content With that flip of the switch, WTBF now has a new station, FM 96.3 that will offer a stronger signal across a larger broadcast area and will be a translator station with the station’s AM 970. The two stations will broadcast concurrently.“Our AM station 970, which originated in 1947, will remain the same,” Gilchrist said. “What will change is that WTBF will offer sports radio that will include Auburn’s regular season football games and the post season. And we just signed a contract to broadcast Atlanta Braves’ baseball. We are also working to include the Paul Finebaum show.” By Jaine Treadwell WALKING WEST: Man hiking across nation passes through Pike County The idea of walking from coast to coast was planted in Florida resident William Smith’s mind nearly 30 years ago… read more Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Skip On August 17, 2018, Richard “Dickey” Gilchrist “flipped the switch” and a sports radio station for all Pike County became a reality.Gilchrist is the general manager of WTBF-Radio that is the voice of Pike County and its close neighbors. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more