TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) 2012 Abridged Report

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first_imgTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited owns and operates hotels and lodges in Kenya for the business and tourist sectors. The company owns and operates 35 hotels as well as a selection of resorts, safari guest lodges, safari camps, palaces and forts located in strategic sites in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Subsidiary companies include TPS (Kenya) Limited which owns Nairobi Serena Hotel, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Kilaguni Serena Lodge; TPS (Zanzibar) Limited which owns Zanzibar Serena Hotel; TPS (Tanzania) Limited which owns Kirawira Serena Camp, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Serena Mivumo River Lodge and Selous Serena Camp; and TPS (Uganda) Limited. Other properties owned and managed by TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited include Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Uganda and Polana Serena Hotel in Mozambique. TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Charles Russell Charity Survey 2000

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Howard Lake | 1 December 2000 | 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.  14 total views,  1 views today Solicitors Charles Russell have published their annual survey of the charity sector. This year’s survey focused on charities’ concerns about maintaining income and the opportunities for cutting costs. The survey indicated that many charities are still not yet using the Internet to raise funds: of the 66% of respondents who fundraise, only 30% use the Internet to do so.Read UK Fundraising’s report. Advertisement Charles Russell Charity Survey 2000 read more

Senate Passes Farm Bill in Record Time

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first_img Facebook Twitter Senate Passes Farm Bill in Record Time  By a vote of 64-35, the Senate passed a Farm Bill on Thursday that Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said sets a new policy direction for American agriculture, “This Farm Bill is the most significant reform to farm programs in decades—it cuts spending, ends subsidies, improves accountability and strengthens healthy food systems.  This bill was developed through bipartisan collaboration, passed committee with broad bipartisan support, and we have now passed a bipartisan bill that supports 16 million American jobs.” The new Farm Bill is unique in several ways. It ends the era of direct government payments; it reduces the cost of farm programs; and it passed a politically polarized Senate with bipartisan support. [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/Farm-bill-vote-.mp3|titles=Senate Passes Farm Bill in Record Time]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/Farm-bill-vote-.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Previous articleMarket Wrap up with Gary Wilhelmi 6/21/12Next articleMarket Outlook 6/22/12 with Gary Wilehlmi Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Passes Farm Bill in Record Time Both Indiana Senators voted in favor of the legislation.  Senator Lugar, who cast his last farm bill vote, said in a statement, “I applaud the reform efforts included in the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act.  There are a number of provisions of this bill that I advocated as part of my own Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger (REFRESH) Act.” Senator Coats said, “Hoosier farmers and agricultural producers are among the best in the world and this bill ensures they will have the certainty they need to maintain and expand operations over the next five years.” “ASA is extremely pleased with the Senate’s legislation, which would establish an effective risk management program for soybean producers that complements crop insurance, consolidate conservation programs, and have agriculture do its fair share to help address our nation’s fiscal situation by reducing government spending on agriculture by $23 billion,” said ASA President Steve Wellman.   “America’s farmers greatly appreciate the leadership and cooperative work by the Senate to pass the 2012 farm bill in a timely manner,” NCGA President Garry Niemeyer stated.  “We would also like to thank Senators Stabenow and Roberts for their bipartisan efforts throughout the process.” SHARE While troubled by some of the details of the Senate bill, most farm organizations praised the quick passage of the legislation. The Farm Bill includes many provisions that are good for Indiana farmers and provides a valuable safety net, according to Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock, “We will continue to work with the House to get the best bill possible for farmers across the state.”  “While no farm bill is perfect, this is a solid bill that was worthy of Senate approval,” noted American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman.   “Farmers throughout Illinois – and the United States – depend on the Farm Bill to help provide stability and manage risk in what is often a risky profession,” said Philip Nelson, president, Illinois Farm Bureau. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s approval of the Farm Bill: “I’m very pleased that the Senate acted in bipartisan spirit today to approve the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act. I am grateful for the Senate’s progress toward providing a reformed safety net for producers in times of need, supporting agricultural research and trade promotion, honoring World Trade Organization commitments, furthering the bio-based economy, conserving our natural resources, strengthening local and regional food systems, and promoting job growth in rural America.” NCFC President Chuck Conner praised the Senate Bill, but cautioned there still is a long way to go, “We recognize that this is only one step in the process and that the Senate bill fails to provide an adequate safety net for producers in certain regions of the country, especially the South. As action turns towards the House and, eventually, a conference committee, NCFC looks forward to the continuing process of crafting a farm bill that is regionally balanced and able to garner broad support across commodities.” Ag Committee Ranking Member Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas pointed out during floor debate that the farm Bill stands as a shining example of what Washington can do when politics are pushed aside, “We passed this bill out of committee in 4 hours and worked through over 70 amendments on the Senate floor in 2 and a half days, that’s a new record. It is what can happen when we break the logjam of partisanship and work together to get something done.” SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jun 21, 2012 The focus now moves to the House which is likely to produce a bill sharply different from the Senate version. The real work will then begin in a conference committee that is facing a September deadline before the current farm Bill expires. U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson called for quick House action on the Farm Bill, “It is crucial that we finish the farm bill before the current bill expires in September. Waiting until the mess that will occur during the lame duck session will not only make it more difficult, but could also result in several unintended consequences. If the House Ag Committee passes a bipartisan bill in early July, House leadership will then have little choice but to bring the farm bill to the floor before the August recess. I’m continuing to work with Chairman Lucas and members of the Committee to make this happen.” Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

A Special Egg for A Special Lady

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first_img By Gary Truitt – Nov 22, 2012 Facebook Twitter A Special Egg for A Special Lady SHARE Becky Skillman and egg artist Mark WearstlerThe Indiana Poultry Association has a tradition of commissioning a specially hand-painted egg for presentation to the Lt. Governor at Thanksgiving. In years past, the egg was painted to represent the state and the Indiana poultry industry, but this year they decided to make it personal. For the past 8 years, Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has been Indiana’s first Secretary of Agriculture. Under her watch, the Hoosier poultry industry has flourished. Poultry Association Director Paul Brennan says a lot of that was due to Becky Skillman, “The Indiana poultry industry is strong in no small part because of Becky Skillman and the policies of the Daniels’ administration.  We have a good environment for growing food here in Indiana, not only because of climate and geography but because of the regulatory climate.” He told HAT the Indiana poultry industry is doing better than other states because of the support of agriculture from Skillman and the Daniels’ administration. SHARE Previous articleNew USFRA Survey: Americans Say Food Production In Right Direction, Widespread Misperceptions RemainNext articleOil Higher on Holiday Trade Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News A Special Egg for A Special Lady [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/11/a-good-egg.mp3|titles=a good egg] Facebook Twitter So when it came to commissioning this year’s special egg, the poultry industry decided to decorate the egg in honor of Skillman, “Lt. Governor Skillman has been so supportive of the agriculture industry  and her being a good wholesome Indiana product , if we put symbols on the egg that represent her life, it would still be emblematic of  Indiana agriculture.”  Egg artist Mark Wearstler from Brookston, IN says painting the 4-H symbol and other images special to Skillman was not easy, “It is a curved surface that is not flat, so you have to learn to work with the symmetry of the egg.”   The egg was presented to Skillman at the Statehouse and will remain on display in the Lt. Governor’s office, symbolizing that Becky Skillman is a good egg.last_img read more

After 2-million-dollar fine, court orders freeze of TV station’s assets

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first_img August 25, 2020 Find out more Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela RSF_en Help by sharing this information January 13, 2021 Find out more News News June 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 After 2-million-dollar fine, court orders freeze of TV station’s assets News VenezuelaAmericas to go furthercenter_img Organisation Venezuela’s Supreme Court yesterday ratified a fine of 9.3 million bolivars (2.162 million dollars) imposed by the radio and television regulator on the private television channel Globovisión over its coverage of prison riots last year.The fine was imposed by the National Telecommunications Commission under the Radio and TV Social Responsibility Law (Ley Resorte), which has since been extended to cover the Internet. In June last year, 30 people were killed in several riots at the El Rodeo jail, near Caracas.“In reporting these critical events that shook Venezuelan’s prison service and were widely deplored by many civil society organizations, how is Globovisión meant to have promoted criminal activity and provoked disturbances of the peace?” Reporters Without Borders asked.“This perverse decision highlights the dangers inherent in some clauses of the law. Above all, it is a dangerous precedent for freedom to report the news, given the disproportionate financial penalty that threatens the very survival of the media organization concerned.” “It reflects the harassment of a radio station well-known for its sometimes fierce opposition to the present government. “The Supreme Court’s verdict is badly timed as the October presidential election approaches and is likely to add to the disastrous polarization of which journalists, whatever their political persuasion, end up as victims.Besides the fine, Globovisión must also meet legal costs of 6 million bolivars (1.3 million dollars). The Supreme Court has ordered the freezing of the station’s assets of 24.4 million bolivars (5.6 million dollars) – more than twice the amount of the initial fine.As is to be expected, the court’s ruling is disputed by Globovisión, whose supporters point out that it was issued without waiting for the outcome of a last-ditch nullity petition by the station on the substance of the case. The court rejected two earlier petitions, including one on constitutional grounds. In order to avoid the asset freeze being carried out, which could lead to the withdrawal of its broadcasting licence, the station has committed itself to paying the initial fine, with effect from today. Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives VenezuelaAmericas Receive email alerts New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News Follow the news on Venezuela June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

20 beds to open in Limerick hospital

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first_imgWhatsApp St John’s Hospital20 additional beds are to be opened in St. John’s Hospital in Limerick to address the hospital overcrowding problem in the Limerick region.In response to a Parliamentary Question in the Dáil today, Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan was told that the beds will be re-opened at St. John’s in the coming weeks.“I welcome this move by the HSE, as it will begin to help the chronic overcrowding that University Hospital Limerick is now experiencing on a daily basis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “12 of the beds are to open on Monday, October 30 and the remaining eight will open as soon as the required staff are hired and in place, which, given the severity of the situation in Limerick hospitals, should be as soon as possible,” he said.Maurice Quinlivan TD“I have been constantly advocating for additional beds and staff for Limerick hospitals to help address the crisis, and I am glad some action is now being taken.“Having 902 patients on trolleys in UHL in September was totally unacceptable. Today there are currently 48 people lying on trolleys in University Hospital Limerick, the highest anywhere in the state,” Deputy Quinlivan added.“Although this announcement of 20 extra beds in welcome, it is not even enough to match the current overcrowding levels, let alone the meet the demand winter will put on our hospitals.“Funding must be put in place to progress the building of the 96 bed block for University Hospital Limerick to ensure patient safety and comfort and to meet the demand of our growing population,” he concluded. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDailemergency departmenthospital overcrowdingHSElimerickMaurice QuinlivanSinn Feinst johns hospitaltrolleysuniversity hospital limerick Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Email Previous articleCellist Richard Harwood joins RTE NSO at concert hallNext articleWalking with Limerick’s ghosts Editor center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsBreaking news20 beds to open in Limerick hospitalBy Editor – October 20, 2017 3276 Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Printlast_img read more

Have your vegetables prepped and packaged for you this Christmas

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first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Previous articleWATCH: “It’s a new season”-John Kiely focused on 2019 as year draws to a closeNext articleWhen Limerick Quakers tried to convert the Pope Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewssponsored TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email HEAD to Rhebogue to befriend Limerick Fruit Suppliers for this winter season of demand. Consider this long established family run business to be your one-stop-shop for all fresh fruit and vegetable needs, culinary and cookware supplies, even fuel for the fire/ stove/ Aga.Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 2.30pm, customers can choose from the enormous variety of fresh fruit and vegetable as well as many other products. Exotic fruits and vegetables are especially in demand this time of year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Have you much on in terms of hospitality or cooking in the holiday period ahead? Christmas is the ultimate food-rich festival. Make it easy on yourself with Limerick Fruit Suppliers’ prepared vegetables and vegetable dinner pack mixes. You can have them sliced, cut and chipped to order.Sprouts, potatoes, chips, carrots, onions, celery, turnip, cauliflower, parsnips, cabbage and leeks are daily staples on sale. Pick up ginger, garlic, chillies, aubergines and all the foods of Asia such as rice and couscous varietals too. Bottled waters, soft drinks, milk and ordinary groceries make shopping worthwhile here plus the additional cookware so useful for entertaining. Furthermore, this wholesale and retail specialist takes care of fuel requirements with gas, coal, briquettes, kindling, blocks and turf stocked.Contact 061-415229 and [email protected] quantity of vegetables peeled, chopped and packaged to order tel. 061-415229 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Printcenter_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Twitter Linkedin Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsBusinessLifestyleSponsored ContentHave your vegetables prepped and packaged for you this ChristmasBy Staff Reporter – December 7, 2018 1434 Limerick on Covid watch list last_img read more

MCH to allow visitors on COVID floor, reduce screenings

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first_img By OA Life – April 20, 2021 Medical Center Hospital ORMC website MCH will also allow one visitor every 24 hours to see a patient on the COVID-19 floor. MCH website Christin Abbott-Timmons, chief nursing Officer at MCH, said during Tuesday’s Zoom press conference that patients will be allowed no more than two visitors at a time. Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeFruit Salad to Die ForSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMan, woman charged with breaking into residence to assault coupleNext articleCouncil approves agreement for mass shooting memorial OA Life RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News MCH to allow visitors on COVID floor, reduce screenings Facebook MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 Twitter TAGSChristin Abbott-TimmonsCOVID-19Medical Center HospitalOdessa Regional Medical CenterRussell TippinScenic Mountain Medical CenterStacey Brown “The mask must be worn while they are in the presence of a patient or in our building,” Abbott-Timmons said. WhatsApp GOOD NEWS: Names in the News Facebook GOOD NEWS: Retirement Local News MCH to allow visitors on COVID floor, reduce screenings Pinterest MCH President and CEO Russell Tippin said during Tuesday’s press conference there were 18 patients in house with one on a ventilator. Tippin said there are two patients from Midland, one from Big Spring, one from Monahans and one from Madison Medical Resort. Medical Center Hospital announced Tuesday afternoon that it plans to lift restrictions on its visitation policies beginning May 3. MCH Director of Public Relations Trevor Tankersley announced at the end of the press conference that the bi-weekly Zoom meeting will switch to once a month. The press conference will take place the first week of every month. Odessa Regional Medical Center President Stacey Brown said there was one COVID-19 patient in house who is in the ICU, but not on a ventilator. There are four patients at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring. Abbott-Timmons also explained a decision has been made to reduce screenings for people who enter MCH. Temperatures won’t be taken anymore, but masks will still be required. “We want to remind everyone to keep wearing their masks,” Tippin said. “There’s plenty of opportunity in town to get the vaccine at no cost. The first dose is at (MCH) and the second dose is at ORMC. That’s readily available.” Twitterlast_img read more

“Custodial Violence Is Abhorrent”: Orissa HC Directs Septuagenarian Ex-Cops To Serve Imprisonment in 35-Year Old Custodial Death Case

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first_imgNews Updates”Custodial Violence Is Abhorrent”: Orissa HC Directs Septuagenarian Ex-Cops To Serve Imprisonment in 35-Year Old Custodial Death Case Mehal Jain10 Nov 2020 4:27 AMShare This – x”Custodial violence on a person which may sometimes lead to his death is abhorrent and not acceptable in a civilised society and it is a crime against humanity and a clear violation of a person’s rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India”, observed the Orissa High Court on Monday.Justice S. K. Sahoo was rendering judgment on two 32-year old criminal appeals by a former inspector…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?Login”Custodial violence on a person which may sometimes lead to his death is abhorrent and not acceptable in a civilised society and it is a crime against humanity and a clear violation of a person’s rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India”, observed the Orissa High Court on Monday.Justice S. K. Sahoo was rendering judgment on two 32-year old criminal appeals by a former inspector and senior sub-inspector in connection with a custodial death occurred during illegal confinement of a person at the Purighat police station in Cuttack in 1985. On August 29, 1988, the court of Assistant Sessions Judge-cum-Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Special), Cuttack had convicted the two for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and sentenced them to rigorous imprisonment for five years and eight years respectively. They were also sentenced to a maximum sentence of three years rigorous imprisonment for fraudulent preparation of FIR, wrongful confinement and voluntarily causing hurt. Both had filed criminal appeals in the High Court and were released on bail by September 1, 1988. “Police excesses and maltreatment of detainees, under trial prisoners or suspects tarnishes the image of any civilised nation”, noted the Single Judge.The bench opined that stern measures are required to be taken to check the malady against those police officials who consider themselves to be above the law and bring disrepute to their department, otherwise the foundations of the criminal justice delivery system would be shaken and the common man may lose faith in the judiciary. “Act of custodial violence reflects tragic state of affairs indicating the apparent disdain of the State to the life and liberty of individuals, particularly those in custody and relief could be moulded by granting compensation to the next of kin of the deceased”, said the bench, appreciating that the Supreme Court, in the case of Nilabati Behera, proceeded to take view that even convicts, prisoners and undertrials cannot be denuded of their fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India and once an incumbent is taken into custody and there are injuries on his body, then State will have to explain, as to how he sustained the injuries, and compensation can be awarded under public law remedy.While disposing of their appeals after 32 years on Monday, the Single Judge Bench of Justice SK Sahoo acquitted both the police officers of charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and reduced the maximum sentence of three years rigorous imprisonment to one year simple imprisonment for other charges, taking their age into consideration. “In view of the evidence of P.W.1 and other surrounding circumstances and corroborating medical evidence, I am of the considered view that the prosecution has successfully proved that the appellants were responsible for causing the external ante mortem injuries as noticed on the deceased. In the case in hand, there is no evidence that the appellants had any knowledge that the deceased was labouring under any disease and that the weight of his heart was abnormal and it was a diseased one and that he had serious lungs problem. The external injuries were superficial in nature and not fatal in ordinary course of nature. None of the injuries either individually or collectively were fatal in ordinary course of nature. All the injuries were on the non-vital parts of the body and those were mainly abrasions or bruises”, observed the Single Bench.Justice Sahoo further noted that the finding of the trial Court that it was a case of long detention of the deceased throughout the night is factually incorrect as the deceased was not detained throughout the night but taken to hospital past midnight. The detention was stated to be on account of his involvement in a case instituted at the instance of P.W.13 where he was shown to be arrested. “The nature of injuries sustained by the deceased does not indicate it to be a case of merciless beating as observed by the trial Court. Of course, the deceased could have been taken to the hospital earlier without waiting for his health condition getting worse. In view of the aforesaid discussions, I am of the humble view that the conviction of the appellants under section 304 Part II/34 of the Indian Penal Code is not sustainable in the eye of law, which is accordingly set aside and instead the appellants are found guilty of offence under section 324/34 of the Indian Penal Code”, concluded the bench.It carefully examined taking into consideration the facts and circumstances of the case as to what sentence is required to be imposed upon the appellants. “One of the prime objectives of criminal law is the imposition of adequate, just, proportionate punishment which is commensurate with the gravity and nature of the crime and manner in which the offence is committed. The quantum of sentence imposed should not shock the common man. It should reflect the public abhorrence of the crime. The Court has a duty to protect and promote public interest and build up public confidence in efficacy of rule of law”, said the judge.The bench noted that the appellant Pravat Mohanty is now aged about 76 years and appellant P.K. Choudhury is now aged about 75 years. The occurrence in question took place thirty five years back and the appellants must have suffered immense mental agony and pain facing criminal proceeding for a considerable period. Keeping all the aforesaid factors in view, the bench sentenced both the appellants to undergo simple imprisonment for one month for the offence under section 323/34 of the Indian Penal Code and simple imprisonment for three months for the offence under section 471/34 of the Indian Penal Code. Both the appellants are also sentenced to simple imprisonment for one year for the offence under section 324/34 of the Indian Penal Code. All the substantive sentences shall run concurrently. The appellants are on bail. Their bail bonds shall stand cancelled and they are directed to surrender before the learned trial Court within two weeks from today for undergoing the remaining period of sentence.”Keeping in mind the age and earning capability of the deceased as he was serving as Jamadar in Cuttack Municipality, I am of the considered opinion that in the ends of justice, it would be just and proper to grant compensation, amounting to Rs.3,00,000/-(rupees three lakhs) in favour of the legal representative(s) of the deceased. Accordingly, I direct the State Government to pay Rs.3,00,000/-(rupees three lakhs) in favour of the legal representative(s) of the deceased within a period of one month from the date of this judgment”, the bench further directed.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more

Consent Of Family, Community Or Clan Not Necessary Once Two Adult Individuals Agree To Enter Into Wedlock: Supreme Court

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first_imgTop StoriesConsent Of Family, Community Or Clan Not Necessary Once Two Adult Individuals Agree To Enter Into Wedlock: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Feb 2021 10:22 AMShare This – xThe consent of the family or the community or the clan is not necessary once two adult individuals agree to enter into a wedlock, the Supreme Court observed.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy observed that such a right or choice to marry is not expected to succumb to the concept of “class honour” or “group thinking”.The court also said that the police…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 consent of the family or the community or the clan is not necessary once two adult individuals agree to enter into a wedlock, the Supreme Court observed.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy observed that such a right or choice to marry is not expected to succumb to the concept of “class honour” or “group thinking”.The court also said that the police authorities shall formulate guidelines and training programmes how to handle ‘socially sensitive cases’.A father of a girl lodged ‘missing persons complaint’ after she eloped and married a person, without informing him. Even after knowing about their whereabouts and the factum of marriage, the Investigating officer insisted that the girl should appear before the Murgod police station to record a statement so that the case can be closed.  Faced with this, the couple approached the Supreme Court, alleging that IO is asking the girl to come back to Karnataka as otherwise they will come to her and register a case of kidnapping against the husband at the behest of her family members.The investigating officer must be sent for counseling as to how to manage such cases, the bench said that while criticizing the conduct of the IO in adopting these tactics. “The way forward to the police authorities is to not only counsel the current IOs but device a training programme to deal with such cases for the benefit of the police personnel. We expect the police authorities to take action in this behalf in the next eight weeks to lay down some guidelines and training programmes how to handle such socially sensitive cases.”, it said.”Educated younger boys and girls are choosing their life partners which, in turn is a departure from the earlier norms of society where caste and community play a major role. Possibly, this is the way forward where caste and community tensions will reduce by such inter marriage but in the meantime these youngsters face threats from the elders and the Courts have been coming to the aid of these youngsters. We are fortified in our view by earlier judicial pronouncements of this Court clearly elucidating that the consent of the family or the community or the clan is not necessary once the two adult individuals agree to enter into a wedlock and that their consent has to be piously given primacy. It is in that context it was further observed that the choice of an individual is an inextricable part of dignity, for dignity cannot be thought of where there is erosion of choice. Such a right or choice is not expected to succumb to the concept of “class honour” or “group thinking.”, the court said.The court also referred to the judgments in Shafin Jahan v. Asokan K M & Ors. and Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India.”In Shafin Jahan v. Asokan K M, this Court noticed that the society was emerging through a crucial transformational period. Intimacies of marriage lie within a core zone of privacy, which is inviolable and even matters of faith would have the least effect on them. The right to marry a person of choice was held to be integral Article 21 of the Constitution of India. In this behalf, the judgment of the nine Judges Bench in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India may also be referred to where the autonomy of an individual inter alia in relation to family and marriage were held to be integral to the dignity of the individual.”, the bench noted.Observing thus, the Court quashed the FIR. “We hope that the parents of girl will have a better sense to accept the marriage and re-establish social interaction not only with her but even with her husband. That, in our view, is the only way forward.”, the bench added.While disposing the writ petition ‘with some hope for the future’, the bench also quoted Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s “Annihilation of Caste”:”I am convinced that the real remedy is inter-marriage. Fusion of blood can alone create the feeling of being kith and kin, and unless this feeling of kinship, of being kindred, becomes paramount, the separatist feeling—the feeling of being aliens—created by Caste will not vanish. Where society is already well-knit by other ties, marriage is an ordinary incident of life. But where society is cut asunder, marriage as a binding force becomes a matter of urgent necessity. The real remedy for breaking caste is inter-marriage. Nothing else will serve as the solvent of caste.”CASE: LAXMIBAI CHANDARAGI B  vs. THE STATE OF KARNATAKA [WRIT PETITION [CRIMINAL] NO.359/2020]CORAM: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh RoyCITATION: LL 2021 SC 79Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more