RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgRioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRioZim is an integrated mining and metallurgical company in Zimbabwe with an extensive portfolio of resources in gold, base metals, diamonds, coal and chrome. It mining operations include Renco Gold Mine in Masvingo Province, and Cam & Motor Gold Mine and Empress Nickel Refinery; both in the Mashonaland West Province. RioZim also has interests in Sengwa Colliery (Private) Limited with coal assets in Gokwe North; Murowa Diamonds (Private) Limited with operations in Zvishavane; and Marnatha ferrochrome refinery in Kadoma. RioZim separated from its parent company, Rio Tinto plc, in 2004 to become a wholly-owned Zimbabwean company. Its subsidiaries include RioGold (Private) Limited, RioZim Base Metals (Private) Limited and RioDiamonds (Private) Limited. RioZim Group Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy in the stock market crash

first_img 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. 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. 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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. It’s been a dreary start to the second quarter of the year. Global stocks continue to rocket and then plunge in the coronavirus-led stock market crash. Ultimately, investors are struggling to weigh up the economic impact of Covid-19.Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 is offering up some great bargains that I don’t think you should miss out on. Here are two top-draw stocks I’d buy now: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…British American TobaccoGiant cigarette manufacturing company British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) has struck the headlines this week in a rather unlikely manner.The firm is reported to be working on a tobacco plant-based coronavirus vaccine, supposedly a faster and safer plant for drug development.In the event that the company does produce a vaccine, its share price would undoubtedly rocket upwards. But that’s not the reason why I’d buy shares in the tobacco manufacturing firm.BAT has a market-leading position in over 50 countries globally. As of 2012, it is the second-largest cigarette manufacturer in the world.The company’s share price is 12% lower on the start of the year. That’s a small decrease relative to the 25% drop in the index as a whole. But it still means the price-to-earnings ratio is sitting at an attractive 8.79. Thanks to that price drop, the dividend yield comes in at a handsome 7.16%.What’s more, analysts at Citi say that shareholder payouts from the world’s largest tobacco companies are safe (for now). That’s due to the resilience of these firms, which have strong balance sheets and healthy cash flows. In any case, a global pandemic doesn’t slow sales of their products as much as it would for other products. A strong buy for me!UnileverConsumer goods leviathan Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is the home of many household staples. From soaps and beauty products to beverages and ice cream, the company’s products are in demand regardless of the economic climate.It’s reported that on a typical day, one-third of the world’s population will use a Unilever product. This staggering figure underscores the world market-leading position of the company.As a result of the coronavirus stock market crash, Unilever’s share price is now 8% cheaper than it was at the start of the year. In fact, since September 2019, the share price has shed just over 25% of its value.Yet in January 2020, the company reported a 2.9% rise in full-year underlying sales. Revenue was up 2% over the previous year, but profit before tax fell slightly.As a huge company with vast cash reserves, Unilever is in a good position to get through the coronavirus stock market crash.The firm has announced €600m of donations and support for suppliers to limit the impact of the virus. On top of this, bosses said they would offer €500m of cashflow relief for businesses in its supply chain.All in all, with the company boasting a strong balance sheet and plenty of cash reserves, I think Unilever is in a solid position.Due to the coronavirus stock market crash, I think the share price represents a solid bargain. I’d buy, as I reckon the company could come out of the other end stronger than ever. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy in the stock market crash Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Bob Dwyer coaching in Thailand

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS One such event is the annual Phuket Tens, a long-running tournament involving more than 30 teams from far-flung places.For more information on the Lomas or Asia Centre Foundation, contact Pat Cotter at [email protected] or Dan Ashburn at [email protected] For details of Bob Dwyer’s coaching, visit bobdwyerrugby.com Thai tonic: World Cup-winning Wallaby coach Bob Dwyer is holding three courses in PhuketTHERE’S a famous rugby figure in Thailand this weekend as Bob Dwyer holds the first of three coaching workshops in Phuket. The 1991 World Cup-winning coach is running the courses at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, and will be assisted by Mike Penistone, who has coached extensively in England and Australia.As well as offering his experience to coaches and players throughout South-East Asia over the three weekends, Dwyer’s presence will bring other benefits to the region. He will be guest speaker at a dinner to raise funds for the Asia Centre Foundation scholarship programme and Phuket Lomas Rugby Youth development programme.The Lomas were set up to help orphaned and disadvantaged Thai children from the 2004 tsunami, with an emphasis on education as well as sport. Pat Cotter and Roelien Muller, director of the Asia Centre Foundation that administers the kids, received the IRB Spirit of Rugby award for their work in 2008.They have now set up a company, Strategic Sports, to increase rugby’s profile in that part of the world and to help continue the work of building a better life for kids through rugby and education. Not for featured Former Moseley player Daniel Ashburn now coaches and teaches the children of the Asia Centre Foundation. He says: “The money we raise will aid the boys and the Foundation by giving them more rugby and life experiences as they grow up. We have about 60 children who play rugby with us every week and train to improve their skills. Unfortunately, fixtures are few and far between because of the costs involved, hence why we need to support them with fund-raising events.”last_img read more

Ulster fined and deducted points due to Madigan inclusion

first_imgFriday Sep 25, 2020 Ulster fined and deducted points due to Madigan inclusion Ulster Rugby has received a suspended fine and been docked one point from their total for the 2019/20 season after fielding a player who had not received Union Clearance Confirmation.ADVERTISEMENTIn their Guinness PRO14 fixtures on August 23 and 29, the club selected Ian Madigan without having received the correct documentation from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) after his arrival from Bristol Bears.Once aware of the breach, the club immediately reported the issue and the player was correctly registered for the games played on September 4 and 12. The outcome of the games had no bearing on the club’s progression from the Conference stages.As this was a breach of the tournament Participation Agreement, it has been treated as an act of Misconduct to which the club has accepted. PRO14 Rugby accepts that this breach was not intentional and occurred due to an administrative error related to the furloughing of staff as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.As a result, the club has been deducted the one match point earned in the two fixtures referred to above (a losing bonus-point against Connacht). This has no bearing on their final position in the Conference A table for the 2019/20 season. A suspended fine of €10,000 will come into effect if the club is found to breach any player eligibility clauses in the tournament Participation Agreement during the 2020/21 season.RELATED VIEWING: ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Gift Aid Consortium boosts Gift Aid conversion

first_img The 2002/03 multi-charity Gift Aid Consortium campaign has reported a 17% increase in response compared to the 2001/02 campaign.The Consortium involves some of the UK’s leading charities pooling their data and sharing costs to contact their mutual supporters to make a single Gift Aid request that covers all of the charities they support who have contacted them.It has run every year since Gift Aid was introduced and is one of the few examples of a strategic through-the-line communications campaign in the voluntary sector. Since its formation 30 of the UK’s leading charities have participated in the Gift Aid Consortium, raising them an estimated £3 million in additional revenue. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 1 May 2003 | News 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.center_img Previous campaigns were simple in design: charity supporters were sent a mail pack and non-responders were contacted by telephone four weeks later. This year’s successful campaign was delivered through the use of an integrated mail, inbound telephone, outbound telemarketing and Web based campaign.This year’s campaign followed research conducted in January 2002 that identified procrastination and a level of misunderstanding about Gift Aid as key reasons for non-response. As a result, the campaign structure was enhanced, making it easier for supporters to respond and simplifying the Gift Aid message. The introduction of these campaign refinements saw the percentage of supporters giving their Gift Aid declaration increase by 24% to 37.5%. Karl Holweger, Chief Executive, Pell & Bales, said: “At a time when all charities should be looking at ways to increase the Gift Aid penetration of their databases and declarations are proving harder to gain, the Gift Aid Consortium offers a proven, cost effective and unique way for charities to secure more Gift Aid declaration.”Pell & Bales are the lead agency co-ordinating the project and providing telemarketing services. Database management is being provided by Occam with The Response Team providing mail pack creative, production and Web site development.The 2001/02 Gift Aid Consortium campaign won the Best Fundraising Award at the 2002 Marketing Direct Intelligence Awards.If you would like to get involved in this year’s campaign please contact: Paul de Gregorio, Account Director, Pell & Bales on020 7689 4333 extension 340. Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Gift Aid Consortium boosts Gift Aid conversionlast_img read more

Charity Commission and SOCA warn charities of potential scams

first_img  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charity Commission and Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) are encouraging charities and members of the public to be alert to three types of scam or fraudulent activity which could affect the charitable sector.The Commission has been working with the SOCA to identify possible threats to charities and to issue practical advice on how to deal with them.The two organisations have focused in particular on spoof websites, where fraudsters set up websites that mimic well established charities; ‘boiler room’ fraud, where criminals target investors, persuading them to use their savings to purchase bogus stocks and shares; and ‘mass market’ fraud, where fraudsters send what appear to be genuine letters from established companies, instructing people to amend existing records and send their normal payments to a different bank account, which is actually controlled by the fraudster.The Commission has set out advice to charities and trustees to help them protect their charities from spoof websites and mass market fraud. SOCA has provided advice on how to be aware of ‘boiler room’ fraud.Andrew Hind, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, said:”The Commission is concerned to make sure that charities do not leave themselves vulnerable to the same kind of scams that are known to have impacted on private sector companies.”The Commission acknowledges that the incidence of reported financial crime affecting charities is relatively small compared to the size of the sector. However, when it does happen the impact can be great, and so the regulator believes it is important that charities take this risk seriously.Spoof websitesSpoof websites cropped up during the appeals for assistance following the Haiti Earthquake disaster in January 2010.The Commission advises that charities provide the following advice to donors or customers who use their websites:Always update your information online by using the process you’ve used before, or open a new browser window and type in the website address of the legitimate company’s account maintenance page.Be wary of unfamiliar website addresses, as they may not be genuine. Only use the address that you have used before or start at your normal homepage.Always report fraudulent or suspicious emails to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Reporting instances of spoof websites will assist in shutting down these bogus sites before they can do further harm.Take note of the header address on the website. Spoof sites are more likely to have an excessively long line of characters in the header, with the business name somewhere in the string, or possibly not at all.If you have any doubts about an email or website, make a copy of the questionable website’s URL address and send it to the legitimate business to verify it is genuine.If charities discover, or suspect, that they are victims of this type of scam, the Commission recommends that they contact the ISP which is hosting the spoof website in order to request that the site be taken down as well as reporting this incident to the Commission and the police. Advertisement Charity Commission and SOCA warn charities of potential scams Share purchase and resale fraud (aka ‘Boiler room’ fraud)Many of the victims are over the age of 50, so this warning may be of interest to charities providing advice to and working closely with these beneficiaries.The City of London Police leads nationally on the investigation of boiler room fraud and publishes advice and information on preventing and tackling it.Mass market fraudThis covers a substantial variety of frauds which rely on letters and emails to reach large numbers of people. In some cases fraudsters pose as legitimate businesses and send what appear to be genuine letters from established companies. These can include customer account details and their current payment information. The letters instruct, for example, tenants to amend existing records and send their normal payment to a different bank account, which is actually controlled by the fraudster. This account may be held with the same bank or a different one.Any charity which has large numbers of beneficiaries which regularly and routinely make electronic payments for services to the charity may be vulnerable to this type of scam.The Commission advises that charities in this position should reduce the risk of this type of fraud with the following measures:Restrict access to account information on a need to know basis, such as those responsible for processing payments.Carry out proper vetting checks on new staff and ensure that these checks have been carried out by companies who supply the charity with agency staff.Ensure that beneficiaries and customers as well as staff are clear as to what the charity’s normal business procedure is on communicating important messages to them.Ensure that the charity manages beneficiary and client account details in line with current Data Protection guidelines.www.charitycommission.gov.ukPhoto: Tony Webster on Flickr.com Tagged with: Charity Commission Law / policycenter_img Howard Lake | 28 July 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

New outreach chair elected in SGA House meeting

first_imgNew student body president: ‘We will accomplish great things’ Twitter Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt SGA Diversity Director promotes inclusion on campus Facebook Mackenzie Holsthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackenzie-holst/ printThe first SGA House of Student Representatives meeting of the semester included the election of a new Outreach Committee Chair and several announcements from student body officers.Sophomore English major Sara Babineaux, an Honors College Representative, won the election for Outreach Committee Chair.Student Body Vice President of Operations Ryker Thompson said the Outreach Committee focuses on “expanding the reach of SGA to as many students as possible.”“I want to focus on facilitating diversity at TCU and working on making sure that [SGA] is strongly rooted in the community and welcoming to all students,” Babineaux said. “Students know that funding and marketing are SGA’s roles for student organizations, and I want to let them know that SGA can have a role in their success.”Other candidates for the position included sophomore Justin Rubenstein and senior Shannon Fulton.In addition to the election, Student Body President Maddie Reddick made an announcement that clarified why Thursday’s Macklemore concert was moved from the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena to the Campus Commons.“The concert was moved outside in order to create the highest possible quality show that we could provide,” Reddick said. “Outside worked better with Macklemore’s production and allowed us the capacity to let all students participate.”Reddick said many of the show’s special effects would not have worked in the new stadium, which only opened to the public in December.“With the stadium being so new, it meant that we couldn’t test production until later,” she said. “That’s why the decision came so late.”Thompson also announced that free scantrons have been delivered to all TCU professors on behalf of SGA, a move meant to help all students take tests free of charge.H.B. 102-18, a bill to cover the funding of the spring concert, was tabled to the Finance Committee. Students open up at the Dear World College Tour Mackenzie is a copyeditor and reporter for TCU360, mainly covering SGA and politics. She studies Journalism and Political Science and hails from Orange County, California. Watson edges Thompson for student body president Mackenzie Holsthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackenzie-holst/center_img The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Mackenzie Holsthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackenzie-holst/ Linkedin Twitter Mackenzie Holsthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackenzie-holst/ Linkedin Previous articleFirst of 4 candidates for deanship of medical school holds open forumNext articleFort Worth roping in its 120th annual stock show Mackenzie Holst RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Website| + posts ReddIt Mackenzie Holst TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

15 journalists get SMS threatening them about covering gangs

first_img MaldivesAsia – Pacific August 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 15 journalists get SMS threatening them about covering gangs News Threat follows media coverage of surge in gang violence RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further Organisation RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates Against a backdrop of violence between rival criminal gangs, 15 Maldivian journalists received an anonymous text on 3 August threatening them about their coverage of the gangs. Although a tourist paradise, Maldives is no paradise for journalists, with 84 per cent saying they have been threatened at least once.Journalists with Haveeru, Raajje TV, Maldives Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), VTV, Sun Online and Vaguthu received the same threatening SMS, which follows extensive media coverage of a surge in gang violence in Malé, the capital, in late July.“We will kill you if you keep writing inappropriate articles about gangs in the media,” the message said.“Death threats lead to self-censorship,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “The authorities have a duty to guarantee the safety of journalists. This includes arresting those responsible for these threats. The authorities must end the culture of intimidation and impunity by ceasing to turn a blind eye to abuses by the rival gangs.”Death threats are common in Maldives even if rarely carried out. But a disturbing precedent was set in February 2013, when Raajje TV journalist Ibrahim Asward Waheed was beaten with steel bars and left for dead. He was one of four Raajje TV journalists to receive the threatening text. The offices of this opposition TV station were destroyed in an arson attack last October.The gangs often seek media coverage of their actions but turn against the media when the coverage is not to their liking, or when the media cover the activities of rival gangs. The gangs are also increasingly used by politicians to pressure journalists or people they regard as opponents. As a result, the gangs enjoy complete impunity.Threatening climate for journalismAccording to an MBC report in May, political parties are the main source of threats against journalists, followed by gangs and religious extremists. The threats encourage self-censorship, with 30 per cent of journalists saying they are afraid of covering gang activity and 43 per cent saying they do not report threats to the authorities.And, as Malé is a small town, journalists have nowhere to hide when they are threatened.Although the authorities have promised to defend media freedom, they have made little progress. No one has been condemned for either the arson attack on Raajje TV or the attack on Waheed.Maldives is ranked 108th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : Haveeru MaldivesAsia – Pacific News September 12, 2018 Find out more Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers News Follow the news on Maldives April 23, 2018 Find out more News July 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

SC Asks Union Govt To Consider Suggestions On Using Rapid Anti-Body Test As Screening Tool For COVID-19 [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Asks Union Govt To Consider Suggestions On Using Rapid Anti-Body Test As Screening Tool For COVID-19 [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 April 2020 5:36 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Government to take decision on the suggestions made by a Nagpur based Pulmonologist, Dr. Rajesh Swarnakar, in his PIL seeking mandatory implementation of “rapid anti-body testing” as a tool for screening of COVID-19. “We dispose of the instant writ petition by directing the respondent-Union of India to treat this petition as…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 Monday directed the Central Government to take decision on the suggestions made by a Nagpur based Pulmonologist, Dr. Rajesh Swarnakar, in his PIL seeking mandatory implementation of “rapid anti-body testing” as a tool for screening of COVID-19. “We dispose of the instant writ petition by directing the respondent-Union of India to treat this petition as a representation, consider the inputs and grievances raised by the petitioner and take an appropriate decision in this regard,” a bench comprising of Justice N. V. Ramanna, Justice S. K. Kaul and Justice B. R. Gavai said. The Petitioner-doctor, through Advocates Rishi Jain and Tushar Mandlekar, had submitted that after discussion in detail with technical experts from the Ministry of Health and after considering the several inputs, the final decision as to the advisory on Anti Body Testing was prepared. The Advisory was issued to start Rapid Anti Body Blood Test for Covid-19, in clusters with containment zones and in large migration gatherings. The Petitioner had submitted that the current procedure for testing using throat swab/ Broncho Alvealar Lavag was a “cumbersome” process, which could be done only by expert hands with strict protective measures to prevent aerosol spread which is available in selected Centers spread across India. However, the “rapid anti body blood test” identifies the patient as negative and positive, with minimal infrastructural support. “This simple test uses only blood sample and does not require expert hands, costly infrastructure, PPE Kits with less risks of aerosol spreads. The said rapid Anti Body Blood Test can easily be done on all asymptomatic patients coming with ILI only in ₹ 400/-“, he had submitted. PIL In SC To Direct Centre, States To Start Rapid Anti-Body Test As Screening Tool For COVID The Petitioner had also stressed on the need to observe “home quarantine” for persons detected with Covid-19 unless symptoms become critical, as advised by the ICMR, to relax the burden posed on State exchequer. “The state exchequer is being unnecessarily burdened and the hospital beds are being occupied for the quarantine purpose which is absolutely not required in country like India,” his petition read. The matter was disposed of the bench after hearing the case through video conferencing. Case Details: Case Title: Dr. Rajesh v. Union of India & Ors. Case No.: WP No. 10924/2020 Quorum: Justice N. V. Ramanna, Justice S. K. Kaul and Justice B. R. Gavai Appearance: Advocate Dr. Tushar Mandlekar and AOR Rishi Jain (for Petitioner); Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta (Union Government) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

UAPA- “In Absence Of Any Connection Between Alleged Act And Property Recovered, It Cannot Be Assumed That Property Was Acquired By Terrorist Act”: Patna HC

first_imgNews UpdatesUAPA- “In Absence Of Any Connection Between Alleged Act And Property Recovered, It Cannot Be Assumed That Property Was Acquired By Terrorist Act”: Patna HC Nupur Thapliyal24 March 2021 8:53 PMShare This – xThe Patna High Court on Monday observed that in absence of any connection between the act alleged and the property recovered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, it cannot be assumed that those properties were acquired by the terrorist act. The observation came by a single judge bench comprising of Justice Birendra Kumar while dealing with a petition filed by the family members 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?LoginThe Patna High Court on Monday observed that in absence of any connection between the act alleged and the property recovered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, it cannot be assumed that those properties were acquired by the terrorist act. The observation came by a single judge bench comprising of Justice Birendra Kumar while dealing with a petition filed by the family members of an accused person challenging the order of Designated Authority allowing ex post approval under sec. 25 of UAPA with regards to seizure of certain properties which were not connected with the acts so alleged against the accused. About the Case The timeline of the case dates back to the year 2012 wherein a case was registered under sec. 414 of Indian Penal Code, sec. 10 and 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and sec. (1-AA)/(1-AAA), 26 (2) and 35 of the Arms Act. It was the case of the prosecution that the accused Kundan Mundal along with other persons were reported to supply arms and explosives to Naxals. The police then noticed a vehicle entering into the lane wherein three persons from the vehicle managed to flee after seeing them. However, nothing was recovered from the physical possession of the arrested persons but a pistol along with other accessories was recovered for which the accused could not show any paper. The police also seized some Naxal literature from the vehicle which the arrested persons later disclosed that they used to supply arms to the naxals. When the police searched the house of Mandal the very next day i.e. 26th July 2012, certain items including laptop, cash, ATM cards, Pan cards etc were seized. Subsequently a third seizure was made in the case on 26th August 2012. Letters were written dated 21st August 2012 by IO and Superintendent of Police seeking ex post approval of the seizure from a designated authority under sec. 25 of UAPA which requires a prior approval of DGP by IO making seizure. The order dated 17th October 2012 by the Designated Authority cum Principal Secretary, Government of Bihar vide which the seizure was confirmed was challenged before the Sessions Judge wherein the Court dismissed the appeal on the ground that it had no jurisdiction to entertain the appeal against the order of designated authority. Therefore, being aggrieved, the petitioners challenged the order before the High Court. Observations of the CourtThe Court observed that while it was evident that the IO could exercise the power of seizure only if the offence under Chapter IV of the UAPA Act appears to have been committed, the Court held that no such offence was alleged against the accused person in the matter. Therefore, the exercise entered into by the IO in making seizure of property was wholly illegal and without jurisdiction. “Section 25 of the UAP Act requires that the Investigating Officer must have “reason to believe” that any property in relation to which an investigation is being conducted represents “proceeds of terrorism”. “The reason to believe” must be on the basis of specific, reliable and relevant information.” The Court observed at the outset. In view of this, the Court observed that the police report submitted did not show any specific reliable or relevant information to form a believe that the property so seized were “proceeds of terrorism”. “In absence of any connection between the act alleged and the property recovered, it cannot be assumed that those properties were acquired by the terrorist act.” The Court held. The Court observed thus: “To attract the mischief of penalty for being member of an unlawful association under Section 10 of the UAP Act, it must be established that the association was declared unlawful by a notification issued under Section 3 of the UAP Act. In the case on hand, there is no evidence that to which of the unlawful association the accused were supplying the arms. Hence, it cannot be ascertained whether that association was declared unlawful association or not. Likewise, Section 13 of the UAP Act which provides punishment for unlawful activities is, prima facie, not attracted in absence of identity of the unlawful association.” Therefore, the Court set aside the seizure exercise, order of its confirmation and order of the lower appellate court and ordered the release of the seized property in favor of the petitioners within 10 days failing to which Rs. 10,000 compensation would have to be paid to the petitioners for each delay.Click Here To Read OrderSubscribe 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