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Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Limited 2004 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Forget Bitcoin! I think these 2 FTSE 100 shares could double

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Forget Bitcoin! I think these 2 FTSE 100 shares could double “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 4th April, 2020 | More on: BT-A EVR See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Image source: Getty Images center_img Enter Your Email Address Some investors have turned to Bitcoin in the recent market crash as they try to protect their portfolios from further volatility.Unfortunately, the cryptocurrency has not turned out to be the haven many thought it would be.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It plunged in value by 50% during the first few weeks of March. It has recovered some ground since, but it is difficult to tell if this rally is sustainable.The problem is, as the Bitcoin price is determined by supply and demand, it is impossible to place an accurate value on the asset.As such, FTSE 100 shares could be a better investment.Forget BitcoinFTSE 100 dividend champion BT (LSE: BT.A) looks particularly attractive as an alternative to Bitcoin. After recent declines, shares in the telecoms giant are dealing at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 5. The stock also supports a dividend yield of 9.4%.While the company is unlikely to escape completely unscathed from the coronavirus outbreak, it is better positioned than most other businesses to weather the storm. For example, the group is one of the largest broadband providers in the UK. With so many people working from home, this is now an essential service.What’s more, most of the company’s revenue comes from fixed-term monthly contracts. This provides BT with a steady income stream to meet obligations and pay its dividend.That being said, the company’s dividend yield has been under threat for some time.So, I think it is highly likely the distribution is going to reduced foreseeable future. Still, even a 50% reduction from current levels would leave the stock yielding just under 5%. That’s extremely attractive in the current interest rate environment.BT’s P/E of 5 also suggests the stock offers a wide margin of safety. A return to its long-term average of around 10 could see the stock double from current levels.Down but not outAnother FTSE 100 stock that could be a better investment than Bitcoin is Evraz (LSE: EVR). As a major steel producer, Evraz’s income will almost certainly take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak.However, the company is one of the most efficient steel producers in Europe. This should help it recover quickly when the tide turns.At this point, it is not very easy to tell just when the tide will turn. But when it does, the stock could double. Evraz was on track to earn nearly $1bn in profits this year. That put the stock on a forward P/E of 4.5.It could take a few years, but in the long run, it is likely the company’s profitability will return to this level. When it does, it is not unreasonable to suggest that the shares could command a P/E of around 10, suggesting they have the potential to double from current levels.On top of this, the business has a good track record of returning excess cash to investors. Last year, for example, Evraz’s dividend yield jumped to more than 10%. That implies that when the recovery does come, investors could be in line for sizeable cash returns. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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Jacob W. Owensby ordained as bishop of Western Louisiana

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Brad Ems says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Jacob W. Owensby. Photo/Richard Schori[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Jacob W. Owensby was ordained and consecrated on July 21 as the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana during a service at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport.Owensby, 54, succeeds the Rt. Rev. D. Bruce MacPherson, who is retiring after leading the diocese as its bishop for the last 10 years.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori served as chief consecrator during the service. Co-consecrators were MacPherson and Bishop George Wayne Smith of Missouri. Nine other Episcopal bishops and one Lutheran bishop also participated in the service. The preacher was the Very Rev. Brian Grantz, dean of St. James Cathedral in South Bend, Indiana.Owensby served as dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Western Louisiana diocese, since January 2009. He previously served as rector of Emmanuel Church, Webster Groves, Missouri; as rector of St. Stephen’s Church, Huntsville, Alabama; and as assistant rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, in Jacksonville, Florida. He holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy from Emory University, and a Master of Divinity degree from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1997.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori with Western Louisiana Bishop Jacob Owensby. Photo/Richard SchoriShortly after his election on April 21, Owensby said: “I am humbled to be called to be the fourth bishop of Western Louisiana and filled with affection for the good people who make this part of our state their geographical and spiritual home … My first and most important job is to love the people of this diocese and to help them grow in their witness to the extravagant love of God in Jesus Christ. I am especially looking forward to building deep relationships with my fellow clergy, visiting with our congregations and helping them to grow in vitality, and serving our Lord together with these wonderful people.”Owensby is married to Joy, and they have three children; Andrew (23), Meredith (19) and Patrick (15).The Western Louisiana diocese extends from the Arkansas border to the Gulf of Mexico and includes 52 congregations. July 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm I’m a little shocked by this reaction. Do Episcopalians not value diversity in their church? Comments (7) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Fr John Crean says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bruce Gardner says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments are closed. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Jacob W. Owensby ordained as bishop of Western Louisiana ginger paul says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By ENS staffPosted Jul 23, 2012 Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 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 Lou Taylor says: 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 center_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI July 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm The episcopal honeymoon seems remarkably short. The new bishop posted this the first day on the job:“Finally, General Convention approved provisional rites for the blessing of same-sex unions with the permission of the diocesan bishop. As your bishop I do not authorize use of these rites in this diocese.” Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Bishop Consecrations, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY People AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI August 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm Don’t forget the General Convention resolution allows Us in the Church whose conscience and faith won’t allow us to do same gender blessings to refuse them. The Bishop of Western La. is just making such a stand. We make the same stand in Albany. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 August 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm Yes, we do… ALL sinners are welcome!Just because we love the sinner does not mean we must endorse or condone the sin. Father Mike Waverly-Shank says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN House of Bishops, Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm I am so sad. The great celebration really led backward. I can’t tell you how much I am thankful for the majority of our great church. Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm Two questions . . . Where is this diocese located again? (Answer: Louisiana). And secondly, did not the search committee scope out the candidate’s philosophy and theology??? (Answer: If they didn’t do their homework, well . . .) Clark Myers says: Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 August 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm The committee did its job very well and we are well pleased with our new Bishop. Diversity and love will help us all find the way. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME last_img read more

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Charities Aid Foundation publishes trends about giving to disaster appeals

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities Aid Foundation publishes trends about giving to disaster appeals Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation DEC Individual giving Research / statistics TV Howard Lake | 17 October 2011 | News As the DEC announces that its current East Africa Appeal has raised £72 million, the largest amount for a food crisis in its 45-year history, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has published findings from its monitoring of appeals.CAF’s research team has been monitoring the public response to major disaster appeals over the past six years. The second weekend after a major appeal has launched CAF commissions research amongst over 1,000 members of the public aged 16+ about their reaction.Key trends from the research include:• the proportion of donors giving online has tripled over the past six years, from 7% of donors giving online for the tsunami in 2004/5, to 23% of donors giving in this way to the current East Africa Appeal• on average almost half of those giving to disasters give in cash (48%) meaning that they might be missing out on Gift Aid which has the potential to increase the value of donations by a quarter if given by a UK taxpayer• women are significantly more likely to give to a disaster appeal than men. On average 55% of those who donated were women and 45% were menthose aged 65+ are more than twice as likely to give than 16-24 year olds (23% vs. 11%)• for both the Haiti and East Africa Appeals, at least 80% of donors gave because they felt international assistance was essential• television coverage is essential in motivating people to give: 71% of people who gave to the Asia-Pacific, Burma, Haiti and East Africa Appeals were motivated to give because of images they saw on TV.www.cafonline.org 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.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Time to Consider Winter Annual Burndown

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Time to Consider Winter Annual Burndown Previous articleFood Manufacturers Say Proposed Animal Feed Rule Costly, Bad PolicyNext articleA New Option to Finance: Clean Energy Bonds Andy Eubank Time to Consider Winter Annual Burndown Facebook Twitter Purdue on weedsAll across Indiana it is getting very green as spring conditions are finally here, but that also means weeds are poking through, including pesky weeds in farm fields. Purdue Extension weed specialist Travis Legleiter says start scouting fields for winter annual weeds.“As the weather continues to warm the winter annuals are going to continue to grow even though we’re not quite to planting yet,” he said. “Those fields that did not receive a fall burndown, that’s where they are more than likely growing the most in those no-till acres.”Most fields will require some form of spring herbicide treatment, but the earliest attention should go to those fields that didn’t receive one last fall. Legleiter (right, with Bill Johnson) says you’ll need to take into account both weather and weed size when making decisions about spring burndown herbicide applications.“You want to get to the weeds the smaller the better, but we also need to consider what the weather’s been. We need to hit the weeds when they’re actively growing especially with these burndowns when we’re using a trans-located herbicide like glyphosate which is most common. We need to make sure weeds are actively growing and the rule of thumb we use for that is several nights above 45 degrees plus a forecast of several more nights of those temperatures. That can assure us that those weeds are actively growing and that will allow the herbicide to work.”For longer-term weed control a pre-emergence residual herbicide is a good idea.“Rather than just going out and killing what’s there, looking out to the rest of the summer, and this for guys that are especially dealing with marestail, we encourage those guys to also use residual herbicides. What we need to do is not only make the burndown but also think about what residuals they’re going to include in that burndown. The closer we get to planting the more likely we need to get a residual in there and that will help keep the weeds from coming up after the crops get planted.”Legleiter added if you’re planning on using residuals, maximize the residual control into the cropping season by applying the products pre-emerge rather than tank mixing it with early spring burndown.More information about spring burndown applications can be found in the following free, online articles:* Spring Burndown Applications to Weeds and Cover Crops by Legleiter and Purdue Extension weed scientist Bill Johnson.* Control of Marestail in No-Till Soybean by Johnson and Ohio State University Extension weed scientist Mark Loux.Weeds in winter wheat fields also might need some attention as wheat continues to green up. Some fields have winter annual weeds that will require a spring herbicide application in part because of how wheat fared in the bitterly cold winter months.“In typical years, winter annual pressure in wheat is less of a concern, but with potentially weakened wheat stands, the pressure from winter annuals will be more of a concern,” Legleiter said.Some of the most important considerations for wheat growers developing a weed-control plan include the wheat growth stage and soybean plant back restrictions for fields that will be double-cropped.One option, Legleiter said, is to combine spring herbicide applications with topdressed nitrogen. Growers who go this route need to be sure to read herbicide labels.“Many of the herbicide labels do allow for liquid nitrogen to be used as a carrier but might have differing adjuvant requirements and growth stage restrictions as compared to applying with a water carrier,” he said.Legleiter also said the use of liquid nitrogen as a herbicide carrier also can mean increased risk of crop injury.More information about spring herbicides and wheat can be found in a free, online article titled Spring Herbicide Applications on Winter Wheat. The article, written by Legleiter and Johnson, covers a number of herbicides, application timing, plant back restrictions and more.Source: Purdue Ag Communications By Andy Eubank – Apr 17, 2014 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Government targets Geo News TV after attack on leading journalist

first_imgNews Receive email alerts April 21, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the attempt of the Pakistani government to close down the TV station Geo News after the news channel broadcast allegations about the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) spy agency, suspected by the journalist Hamid Mir of being behind a plot to kill him last weekend.The broadcasting regulator, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, (PEMRA), was asked by the defence minister, Khawaja Asif, to find a legal means of attacking Geo News under Sections 33 and 36 of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002.These sections deal with the penalties for various offences, which can include fines, imprisonment and the seizure of equipment, depending on the circumstances. Section 36 provides for penalties according to the type of offence committed but gives no details, arousing fears of a possible broadcasting ban. “The broadcast by Geo News of an interview with the victim’s brother does not constitute an offence,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“Furthermore, the security agencies allegedly involved are perfectly free to address the suspicions against them by using the ISPR public relations service. We caution the authorities against taking any action against Geo News or its presenter, Hamid Mir.” Hamid Mir was shot at just after he landed at Karachi airport on 19 April. Shortly before the attack he told his brother Amir that “if he is attacked, the ISI, and its chief, Lieut. Gen. Zaheerul Islam, would be responsible.” Amir was quoted to this effect by Geo News, which is now accused by the government of damaging the image of the intelligence agency. Hamid Mir, who presents the program “Capital Talk” on Geo News, had written about enforced disappearances blamed on the ISI. Since 2011 he has received threats and warnings as a result of his stories and has been prosecuted in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, where the intelligence services are particularly active. Pakistan is ranked 158th of 180 countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. Pakistan’s intelligence services, suspected of being behind the disappearances and murders of journalists, are listed among the “predators of press freedom”. PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder to go further June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en April 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government targets Geo News TV after attack on leading journalist Organisation last_img read more

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Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says

first_img TogoAfrica CorruptionJudicial harassment March 11, 2021 Find out more “This trial is a real test for Togolese justice and its outcome will give a very clear indication of the space for investigative journalism and the fight against misgovernance in Togo today,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Ferdinand Ayité’s conviction would send a disastrous message to all those whose reporting helps to combat corruption. We call for this journalist’s acquittal and protection against all forms of intimidation and judicial harassment in connection with this sensitive case.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the acquittal of a Togolese investigative journalist who is due to appear in court in Lomé tomorrow on a criminal defamation charge for exposing allegedly corrupt practices in the importation of petroleum products. Follow the news on Togo When reached by RSF, Ayité said he expected the justice system to “do its job” in order to “put an end to impunity and the Republic of the Untouchables.” President Faure Gnassingbé made combatting corruption, and avoiding “waste and theft,” one of the main issues of his campaign for reelection for a fourth term in February. Ayité is facing a possible fine of up to 4,500 euros under the press code adopted earlier this year. But the plaintiff is also demanding the destruction of all copies of the issue containing the story, the deletion of all online versions, an additional 7,600 euros in damages and the publication of the court’s decision in the newspaper, occupying half of the front page. In a case that is as emblematic as it is unprecedented and has been a front-page story in Togo for weeks, Ferdinand Ayité, the editor of the investigative biweekly L’Alternative, is being prosecuted for sensational revelations implicating senior officials, including several ministers, in the alleged embezzlement of massive amounts of money. Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives After several adjournments, the Lomé criminal court is finally expected to begin tomorrow to address the substance of the defamation case brought by the coordinator of the Committee for Monitoring Fluctuations in Petroleum Products (CSFPPP), which is responsible for negotiating the importation of petroleum products in Togo. The so-called “petrolgate” scandal has forced the authorities to order a still-ongoing audit of the petroleum importation process. A memo from the commerce ministry to the speaker of the national assembly, which RSF has seen, recognizes that the current system for importing petroleum products is “perfectible” and that “all serious and sufficient evidence would be welcome in order to shed all possible light on this case, which does not exclude a judicial phase if the claims prove to be true.” News March 8, 2021 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out more Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension Le directeur de publication du journal togolais l’Alternative, Ferdinand Ayité. Photo Facebook. Help by sharing this information News September 15, 2020 Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says In an investigative report published on 9 June, Ayité’s newspaper claimed that CSFPPP officials had managed to embezzle hundreds of millions of euros by means of an opaque system of contract bidding. Organisation Togo is ranked 71st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. TogoAfrica CorruptionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures RSF_en News to go further Newslast_img read more

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SC Allows Woman With Twin Pregnancy To Medically Terminate One Foetus With Down Syndrome [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Allows Woman With Twin Pregnancy To Medically Terminate One Foetus With Down Syndrome [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Jun 2020 8:45 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday permitted a woman, bearing 25 weeks old twin pregnancy, to undergo procedure for foetal reduction, on the grounds of “serious foetal abnormalities”. The bench of Justices R. Banumathi, Indu Malhotra and Aniruddha Bose allowed the special leave petition, preferred against the order of the Bombay High Court, whereby the Petitioner was…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday permitted a woman, bearing 25 weeks old twin pregnancy, to undergo procedure for foetal reduction, on the grounds of “serious foetal abnormalities”. The bench of Justices R. Banumathi, Indu Malhotra and Aniruddha Bose allowed the special leave petition, preferred against the order of the Bombay High Court, whereby the Petitioner was denied relief. Termination of pregnancy on the ground of “physical or mental abnormalities” of the unborn child is permitted under Section 3(2)(ii) of the Medical Termination Of Pregnancy Act, 1971. The provision states that a pregnancy may be terminated by a registered medical practitioner where the length of the pregnancy exceeds twelve weeks but does not exceed twenty weeks, if not less than two registered medical practitioners are of opinion, formed in good faith, that there is a substantial risk that if the child were born, it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped. In the present case, the woman was 25 weeks pregnant, i.e. beyond the threshold provided under the Act. She had therefore the approached the Court seeking permission to terminate the pregnancy. Background & Order The Bombay High Court had had declined to grant permission for foetal reduction while stating that (i) it may not be safe for the mother, and (ii) foetal reduction of one foetus, may affect the other normal foetus. In appeal, the Supreme Court re-constituted the Medical Board, with the addition of a Member qualified in foetal medicine, to re-consider and render its medical opinion the grounds stated by the High Court. As per this Board, the foetus suffered from incurable “chromosomal abnormality” and the same is classified in the list of “substantial and serious abnormalities” by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in its “Guidance Note for Medical Boards for Terminal of Pregnancy beyond 20 weeks Gestation”. The Board further determined that termination of abnormal foetus carries negligible risks to the mother “and is proven extremely safe and large seriies with no maternal deaths”. The Board further apprised the court that there is no direct risk of the procedure to the normal twin. In view of conclusion of the Medical Board, the Supreme Court set aside the impugned order of the High Court and permitted the Petitioner to undergo foetal reduction as per the procedure stated by the Medical Board, after submitting her and her husband’s individual consent for the same. Bill To Increase Upper Age Limit For Termination Of Pregnancy It is worthwhile to note that the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on March 17, 2020, permits aborting pregnancies at gestational age beyond the present permissible limit of 20 weeks, on the grounds of foetal abnormalities or pregnancies due to sexual violence faced by women. The Bill proposes to amend Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, to extend the upper limit for medical termination of pregnancy to 24 weeks, from the present stipulation of 20 weeks. Recent Cases In July 2016, Supreme Court had allowed a 26-year-old alleged rape victim to abort a 24-week old foetus with severe abnormalities (despite a ban on medical termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks) as a medical board ordered by it declared that there was a danger to the mother’s life. The lead has thereafter been followed by several High Courts. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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[Central Vista Project] SC To First Take Up Issue Of Land Use Challenge On August 25

first_imgNews Updates[Central Vista Project] SC To First Take Up Issue Of Land Use Challenge On August 25 Sanya Talwar20 Aug 2020 9:32 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday remarked that it shall take up the issue of “land use” in the plea seeking quashing of the approval of the government’s proposal to construct a new Parliament by the Central Vista Committee.While adjourning the case to August 25, a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna observed that the plea(s) have classified by the bench into…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday remarked that it shall take up the issue of “land use” in the plea seeking quashing of the approval of the government’s proposal to construct a new Parliament by the Central Vista Committee.While adjourning the case to August 25, a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna observed that the plea(s) have classified by the bench into the following categories: “Land use, Municipal laws, Environmental Clearances & General Declarations & other issues” & that the issue of land use would be taken up first.  [𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁]SC bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar to shortly hear plea(s) filed by Rajeev Suri and Lt Col (retd) Anuj Srivastava challenging land use for the Central Vista project in Lutyens’ Delhi#[email protected]_India pic.twitter.com/zV0LMRR9ct— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 20, 2020 Senior Advocate Shyam Divan appearing for the petitioner(s) submitted that his writ petition which was allowed to be filed on July 29, thereby expanding scope of the hearing to include issues of Environmental Clearances granted on June 17 was also required to be decided. He urged for notice to be issued on his fresh petition.Justice Khanwilkar, while refusing to issue notice on the plea remarked that this would only be necessary if the issue of land use is not allowed. “Please understand, if land use decided in favour of petitioner, then we will not go into the other issues as the project will be stalled.Why increase the burden?” he said.The Court however allowed Divan to serve advance copy on the Respondents and adjourned the case to August 25 at 10.30 AM.Top Court will begin hearing the batch of pleas, two of which have been filed by Rajeev Suri & Lt. Col. (Retd.) Anuj Srivastava.In March, the Supreme Court had transferred to itself the petitions pending in Delhi High Court challenging the Central Vista Project.On July 22, the Central Public Works Department had filed an affidavit stating that a new parliament building was necessary as the existing building was old, unsafe and packed to capacity.Background & Chronology:The two pleas already before the top court contend that 20th March notification of the Government, which supersedes a Public Notice issued by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on 19 December, 2019, is a subjugation of the Rule of Law and judicial protocol as the 2019 notice is currently sub judice before the Supreme Court.With regard to the Government’s Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project, the DDA had issued a Public Notice inviting objections against proposed changes in land use in December 2019.This notification was challenged before the Delhi High Court on account of being ultra vires Section 11A of the Delhi Development Act 1957, as well as being beyond the powers of DDA to do so. It was further contested that the plan was not in conformity with the Master Plan of Delhi 2021 (MPD2021) and in violation of “larger laws of the country”.On March 6, a Bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari transferred the matter to itself.On March 20, 2020 the Centre notified a change in land use pertaining to approximately 86 acres of land in the heart of Lutyens Delhi, marked by structures like the Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, North Block and South Block amongst others. The same petitioner then moved the Apex Court with a fresh plea against the Centre’s notification.Urging the Court to quash the March 2020 notification issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the instant plea avers that the decision was in violation of a citizen’s extended version of Right to Life guaranteed under Article 21. Calling it a brash move, the plea claims that it would deprive people of enjoying highly treasured open and green spaces.”(The notification) is violative of Article 21 of Constitution of India and, violates the extended version of Article 21 the Right to life, guaranteed by the Constitution of India. That Respondent No. 1 brashly issued Notification No. SO 1192 (E) dated 20th March 2020, changing land use, which will deprive residents of Delhi and citizens of India a vast chunk of highly treasured open and green space in the Central Vista area, available for public, semi-public, social and recreational activity, stands against Article 21, Right to Life the right to enjoyment of a wholesome life.”The plea further invokes Article 49 of the Constitution to assert that the State is obligated to protect places and objects of national importance. Citing the Public Trust Doctrine to buttress this point, the plea urges that it is “upon the State to protect such resources for the use of the general public, rather than to permit it only for use of a certain class or section of the people.”On April 30, the Supreme Court refused to stay the project, stating that “during COVID-19, nobody is going to do anything”, referring to possible construction on the allocated land.On 19 June, the Central Government informed the Supreme Court that it could not give an assurance that no work on the ground would be done with respect to the Central Vista project, despite Hegde submitting that administrative clearances were being given, with no objections. The Bench, however, raised the question whether the Apex Court could restrain the authorities from acting as per the law.Next Storylast_img read more

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