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Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance products and services. The company was formerly known as Unity Kapital Assurance Plc and incorporated in 1973 as a private liability company under the name Kano State Insurance Company. Non-life insurance products and services offered by Veritas Kapital Assurance Limited includes auto insurance which covers motor third party, fire and theft; home insurance which covers risk of fire, flooding and burglary; aviation insurance which covers hull losses as well as liability for passenger injuries, death, environmental and third-party damage caused by aircraft accidents; marine insurance which covers hull and cargo damage; engineering insurance which covers problems related to production capacity and financial losses; oil and gas insurance which covers all issues related to employees, physical assets, balance sheets and long-term viability; and bond insurance which is a financial guarantee taken out by contractors to indemnify them against any defaults. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc offers medical insurance and pension fund administration services through its subsidiaries; Health Care Security Limited and FUG Pensions Limited. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgCement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgClydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileClydestone (Ghana) Limited is a global information and communications technology company with offices in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The company uses cutting-edge innovations to provide information technology solutions for financial institutions involved in financial document processing, remittance processing and transaction switching. Its product range encompasses: G-Switch, an electronic payment platform; G-Secure, a card authentication programme; Remita, modular system for e-payments; UnionPay Processor; automated check clearing; ATM and cash processing; multi-vendor ATM software solutions and multi-factor authentication. Clydestone is a Principle Acquiring Member of UnionPay International and offers acquiring services to 19 banks in Africa and provides check truncation systems to 12 leading banks in Ghana. Clydestone (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Malawi Anglicans address rapid population growth

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Africa, Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Malawi Anglicans address rapid population growth Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Malawi has joined other faith groups in the country to educate people on the importance of family planning considering Malawi’s rapid population growth rate.Malawi’s current population of 15 million is expected to grow to about 40 million in the next 20 years “if strong measures for controlling the birth rate per year are not put in place.”In an interview with ACNS, Bishop of Upper Shire Brighton Malasa said that his diocese would participate in addressing the effects of rapid population growth through “preaching in their churches as well as ensuring that the two hospitals and many other health centers owned by the church teach people the importance of family planning.“Last year, we marked August 25 as a special day for teaching people on the effects of overpopulation,” he said. “One of the sermons emphasized that overpopulation would lead to the shortage of learning materials in schools and would put more stress on parents. Health facilities would also be under a lot of pressure.”Many church organizations, including the Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) — of which the Anglican Church is a part — and the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM), partnered with the government of Malawi through the sanctioned Health Population Project (HPP) to tackle population growth in the country.The government there considers the inclusion of faith-based organizations an important step in purveying development and population related information to the masses since about 97 percent of the population are religious followers.“The Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire believes that overpopulation can lead to unhappy families, miserable villages, gloomy districts and a lifeless country,” said the bishop. “All the people of God in Malawi are called to fight against overpopulation which might lead to too much pressure on the available resources.”The USAID-funded HPP in collaboration with the University of North Carolina supports the initiative through the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Malasa concluded: “All Malawians should remember that the square kilometers of the earth shall remain the same though the population is growing. Strong measures should be followed in order to curb the negative effects of overpopulation.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Bellah ZuluPosted Jan 24, 2014 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more

Orlando puts moratorium on marijuana

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSApopka City CouncilMarijuanaOrlando City Commission Previous articleAPD releases details of Dexter Hughley ShootingNext articleCharlie Daniels Presented with Humanitarian Award Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mirrors Apopka vote from last monthOrlando’s city commission voted unanimously to extend a temporary ban on any new medical-marijuana dispensaries until next July. The moratorium is similar to an amendment passed by the Apopka City Council by a vote of 3-2 last month.Despite Florida voters backing a Constitutional amendment to expand the medical uses of marijuana, Orlando voted to extend that temporary ban, which will allow staffers to study the impact of marijuana distributors in the city, including whether they should be allowed near churches and schools.In Apopka, it was law enforcement that pushed the hardest for a moratorium.Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley wanted a six-month moratorium to re-evaluate if the locations are still the most suitable places for the City of Apopka.“I thoroughly understand everybody’s concerns and not to impede anybody’s business, but the city has changed in the year-and-a-half since that ordinance has been enacted,” he said. “If you look at the designated grow area, it’s surrounded by sub-divisions now. If you look at a little bit of history from Colorado which first started with marijuana, the task force there studied the effect marijuana had on Colorado, and from 2006-2011 drivers who tested positive for marijuana involved in traffic fatalities increased 114% in five years. Denver’s Department of Safety reported there were 7,000 reported crimes within 1,000 feet of dispensaries in the first six months of 2012-13. I’m not trying to stop anyone from the growing and dispensing of marijuana and I certainly can sympathize with those that need medical marijuana. I just think currently that the city is looking at the development code and the direction the city is going, and we need to look at whether the dispensary locations are still appropriate.” Please enter your comment! Reply Why bother to ask the voters on the ballot about approving or not approving medical marijuana? The voters approved it, and now there are those throwing out the stop sticks. Elected leaders think they are God. Just wait until some of the elected leaders trying to obstruct the needed pain relief that the medical marijuana provides for certain conditions to suffering people, and the elected leaders need it themselves, and I’m sure they will be harping a different tune then. Anyway, it doesn’t matter apparently from what I am reading…..Trump plans to ax it all. I guess he hasn’t invested in the marijuana industry. If Trump needs pain relief well……..he will just sniff sniff his $$$$$$$$ and he will be ok, and to heck with the rest of the country’s suffering citizens,……… probably millions will be cut off from any pain relief of any kind anyway, with the repealed health care he flip-flops around on. December 6, 2016 at 11:31 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here forbidden flower Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1 COMMENTlast_img read more

Leadership Apopka returning for 2017

first_img The Anatomy of Fear A four month program that builds local business skillsFrom The Apopka Area Chamber of CommerceAre you a business professional new to the Apopka area or would you like to learn more about what our community has to offer?Challenging you to be a local champion and a regional thinker, Leadership Apopka is a unique development opportunity for emerging and established leaders.  We’ve taken the best ideas from other community leadership programs to tailor our curriculum.  You will be exposed not only to the surprisingly diverse business community within Apopka, but to area leaders and businesses throughout the Orange County region.The dates for Leadership Apopka 2017 are:Session 1: January 23rd (Introductory and Self-Assessment/Team Building Day)Session 2: January 24th (Local and Regional Treasures Day)Session 3: February 21st (Healthcare Assets Day)Session 4: March 21st (Media Partners Day)Session 5: April 25th (Nature-Based Tourism Day)Session 6: May 23rd (Government, First Responders and Advocacy Day)Graduation & Black Tie Gala: June 9thSpace is limited in this highly sought-after program so please respond quickly if interested in reserving a spot.Detailed program information, graduate testimonials and 2017 Applications can be accessed on our website: www.apopkachamber.org.  The deadline to apply is December 28, 2016. TAGSApopka Area Chamber of CommerceLeadership Apopka Previous articleA Gift that Keeps on GivingNext articleCitizen Corps trains and educates Orange County volunteers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

The Rose Bowl Honors College and NFL Great Peyton Manning at Tunnel 16

first_img 317 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Non-Profits News The Rose Bowl Honors College and NFL Great Peyton Manning at Tunnel 16 Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 11:07 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Tunnel rendering showing Peyton Manning tribute. Image courtesy Rose BowlMaking his college football debut on the famous and historic Rose Bowl Stadium turf, Peyton Manning was formally introduced to the football world when he trotted onto the field in Pasadena as a true freshman at Tennessee playing against UCLA on September 3, 1994.Made possible by a generous gift by Kevin G. Clifford to the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, a historical marker honoring Peyton Manning and his first-ever college football game is now located outside Tunnel 16, the same number he wore on his jersey while in Knoxville. The donation from Clifford, who is a long-time Rose Bowl Stadium seat holder and former Pasadena resident, also supports the core of Legacy’s mission, which is to preserve, protect and enhance the Rose Bowl Stadium as a National Historic Landmark.“It has been a privilege to partner with the Rose Bowl Stadium team to recognize our great friend, Peyton,” said Clifford about the project. “The Rose Bowl and Peyton are two American icons now joined together to honor America’s Stadium and all that is great about College Football!”Beginning in 2017 with the dedication of the Jackie Robinson football statue in front of its main entrance, the Legacy Foundation has continued adding significant heritage projects around the venue’s property due to key donations from its support base. Other completed statues include the 1999 Team USA Women’s World Cup Championship Team and Keith Jackson, both dedicated in 2019. In 2017, the venue’s original locker room was saved and currently serves as a museum-like space recognizing the history of the National Historic Landmark.Last year, with significant help in its planning from Pasadena Heritage, Legacy began raising funds to place historical markers around the venue to highlight some of its key moments. Manning’s marker is the second on the property thus far (Myron Hunt at Gate A). The Legacy Foundation hopes to add more historical markers to educate its visitors about past events and contributors to the Stadium’s sports and entertainment timeline. Some markers include UCLA’s ‘Gutty Little Bruins’, UCLA’s 1982 move to the Rose Bowl, Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler, Grambling Coach Eddie Robinson, the Ivy League, Brown University star Fritz Pollard, Notre Dame’s Knute Rockne, Stanford’s Pop Warner, and several more.On that sunny September Pasadena day in 1994, legendary college football broadcaster, Keith Jackson, welcomed Peyton Manning to the field by telling fans to, “get used to it.” College football fans certainly got used to Peyton, and so did the record books. Manning checked into the game after an injury to the Vols’ starting quarterback, leading Tennessee for one drive and handing the ball off three times. Two weeks later, Manning completed his first collegiate pass against Florida. He was named the UT starting quarterback by mid-season and he never looked back.Peyton competed in the Rose Bowl Stadium a second time in 1997 in a regular season shootout against UCLA All-American and new College Football Hall of Famer, Cade McNown. Tennessee won a tight one against the Bruins by a score of 30-24.“You never forget your first time going into the huddle with the starters in a college game and it was an honor for me to have played my first college game in the Rose Bowl,” said Manning. “It’s a memory that will never be taken away from me. I was aware of the history of the venue going into the game and I’m proud to be a small part of that history.”Over the next two-plus decades, fans from Knoxville to Indianapolis to Denver and all around the world enjoyed Peyton’s talents on the football field and fans in all of those communities and beyond benefited from his generosity away from it.Clifford is also a Board of Directors member of the prestigious National Football Foundation, which has a mission to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America’s young people. The Wabash (IN) graduate spent over 37 years as one of the key leaders of Capital Group and its management committee, serving as the CEO of American Funds Distributors.“Thank you to Kevin for his special commitment to the future of America’s Stadium and his willingness to recognize such a key part of our iconic timeline in Peyton,” said chief development officer Dedan Brozino. “So many sports and entertainment careers have crossed paths with the Rose Bowl during its lifetime and it is special for us to recognize the first college game of one of the all-time greats to ever play the quarterback position.”About the Rose Bowl Legacy FoundationFormed in 2010, the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is a 501©3, tax-exempt organization whose primary goal is to financially ensure the protection, preservation and enhancement of the future of the Stadium as a National Historic Landmark. The Foundation has established funding for key capital improvement initiatives, educational programming and heritage protection due to the generosity of supporters from around the world who are invested in its premier future.About the Rose Bowl StadiumThe Rose Bowl Stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses’ Rose Bowl Game, UCLA Bruins football, AmericaFest Fourth of July Celebration, concerts including Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and U2, international and Premier League soccer matches and the World’s Largest Flea Market.A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known around the world, the Rose Bowl Stadium has earned its world class reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl games, the 1984 Olympic Soccer matches, the 1994 Men’s World Cup, the 1999 Women’s World Cup, four BCS National College Football Championship Games and the College Football Playoff Semi-Final game. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Slight year on year increase in numbers signing on

first_img WhatsApp Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Newsx Adverts Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Slight year on year increase in numbers signing on Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – June 7, 2011 Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal There were 21,700 people signing on the Live Register in Donegal at the end of May. That was down 27 on April,. but up 309 from May 2010, an increase of 1.4%.The highest increases were in Letterkenny and Killybegs, while falls were recorded in Buncrana and Dungloe.There were 6,106 signing on in Letterkenny at the end of last month, 310 up on the same period last year, a rise of 5.4%.In terms of percentages, the highest rise was in Killybegs, where a major jobs initiative was launched at the weekend. The office there recorded 1,375 people on the register, up 8.5% on May 2010.There were1,593 on the register in Dunfanaghy, up 1.3%, while three office remained almost static.  Ballyshannon had 1,539 signing on, Donegal Town 1,367 and Ballybofey 2,664, all of them recording increases of less than 1%.In Buncrana, there were 4,849 signing on, a fall of 2.5%, while there were 2,217 on the register in Dungloe, a fall of 1.5% Previous articleCouncillor fears 10 year delay for vital Letterkenny link roadNext articleDonegal secures All-Ireland Hurling Title News Highland last_img read more

‘Mention Of Caste Of A Party In The Cause Title Undoes The Principle Of Equality’: Lawyer Write To CJI Against Rajasthan HC Order [Read Letter]

first_imgTop Stories’Mention Of Caste Of A Party In The Cause Title Undoes The Principle Of Equality’: Lawyer Write To CJI Against Rajasthan HC Order [Read Letter] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 April 2020 2:07 AMShare This – xA letter has been addressed to the Chief Justice of India, raising concerns over the “regressive practice” of mentioning Caste of a party in the cause title/ affidavits/ memo of parties in court filings. The letter penned by Advocate Pai Amit submits that mention of the caste of a party in the cause title undoes the salient principle of equality. “Caste has no place in our system of…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?LoginA letter has been addressed to the Chief Justice of India, raising concerns over the “regressive practice” of mentioning Caste of a party in the cause title/ affidavits/ memo of parties in court filings. The letter penned by Advocate Pai Amit submits that mention of the caste of a party in the cause title undoes the salient principle of equality. “Caste has no place in our system of law and the Constitution,” he remarks while urging the CJI to abolish this “disturbing practice”. “The mention of the caste/religion of litigants, in my submission, has absolutely no place in the administration of justice by the rule of law. Perhaps, this practice of the mention of the caste/religion is an expression of the deep-rooted prejudice that still exists in society, 70 years after “We, the people of India” “gave to ourselves the Constitution”. This is completely, in my submission, is unnecessary,” the letter states. The issue has been highlighted in the backdrop of a bail application filed before the Rajasthan High Court, whose title mentioned the caste of the Applicant. The said case drew excessive media attention after a counsel in the case appeared before the bench in “inappropriate” attire, via video conferencing. Through the letter, Advocate Amit has urged the CJI that “such references of caste/religion must necessarily done away with – for they send the wrong and regressive message.”Click here to download the Order Read Letter Next Storylast_img read more

[Jheeram Ghati Naxal Attack] SC Dismisses Chhattisgarh Govt.’s Plea For Examination Of Additional Witnesses By Inquiry Commission

first_imgTop Stories[Jheeram Ghati Naxal Attack] SC Dismisses Chhattisgarh Govt.’s Plea For Examination Of Additional Witnesses By Inquiry Commission Radhika Roy28 Sep 2020 11:15 PMShare This – xSupreme Court dismisses an appeal filed by State of Chhattisgarh against the order of the Chhattisgarh High Court which dismissed its plea seeking directions to the Special Judiciary Inquiry Commission to examine the additional witnesses in the 2013 Jheeram Ghati Naxal attack in which 29 people were killed. A Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy 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?LoginSupreme Court dismisses an appeal filed by State of Chhattisgarh against the order of the Chhattisgarh High Court which dismissed its plea seeking directions to the Special Judiciary Inquiry Commission to examine the additional witnesses in the 2013 Jheeram Ghati Naxal attack in which 29 people were killed. A Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah dismissed the plea after considering the submissions of Senior Advocate Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing on behalf of the State. Today, Dr. Singhvi submitted that the additional terms of reference were given, but nothing had been done by the Commission for seven months and no additional witnesses had been examined. “In October last year, two witnesses were examined, but they did not examine the six witnesses which were sought by the officer-in-charge of the State. Director of Jungle Warfare Training School was not examined. Today we are in 2020 and nothing has happened. Imagine a Commission doing this”, submitted Singhvi. The Bench, at this juncture, noted that the Commission in September 2019 had stated that it would not examine any new witnesses after October 1, 2019. They further noted that the Commission had already closed the proceedings and only needed to file their report. In light of the above, the Court refused to entertain the Appeal. On 25 May, 2013, Naxals had attacked a convoy of Congress leaders in Jheeram Ghati valley in Darbha area of Bastar district, killing 29 people, including the then State Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel, former leader of Opposition Mahendra Karma and former Union Minister Vidyacharan Shukla. On 28 May, 2013, the BJP government in the State set up a Special Judicial Inquiry Commission headed by Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and directed the same to submit a report in three months on circumstances that led to the attack and other related issues. The tenure of the Commission was extended from time to time by the government. The appeal, filed by Advocate Sumeer Sodhi, contended that the High Court Bench at Bilaspur on January 29, had refused to interfere with the Single Judge order passed on December 12, 2029 which had dismissed the plea for examination of additional witnesses. It was submitted that on October 11, 2019, the Commission had rejected the prayer of the State to examine more witnesses and had closed the inquiry proceedings without examining the said witnesses who were relevant for the purpose and objective with which the Commission was constituted. Next Storylast_img read more