E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgE.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileEast Africa Cables Limited manufactures electrical cables and conductors in Kenya and sells its products through retail outlets in East and Central Africa. The company produces utility cables which include aluminium overhead conductors for aerial transmission lines and service drop cables for secondary overhead transmission; feeders to residential homes; cables for power and lighting circuits; home electrical appliances; and armoured and non-armoured cables for electricity distribution. East Africa Cables also provides automotive cables for electrical harnesses, battery cables and ignition cables. Telecommunications and data cables sold by the company include structured cabling systems, LAN cables, fiber optic cables, aerial bundled cables, XLPE insulation products and halogen-free fire-retardant cables. East African Cables Limited is a subsidiary of Cable Holdings (Kenya) Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East Africa Cables Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Hotpoint raises funds for ChildLine with letters to Santa

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 November 2005 | News Tagged with: christmas Events Giving/Philanthropy Childline have launched a campaign – supported by Hotpoint – where children can receive a letter from Father Christmas. Participants in the campaign can fill in a special postcard available in branches of Timpsons, Forbuoys, Dillons, Martins, Somerfield Martins, Hotpoint Centre retail outlets and selected Spar stores, or through the ChildLine website – www.childline.org.uk/extra/santaletters.aspChildline asks for a minimum donation of £4 for each letter sent. Advertisement Hotpoint raises funds for ChildLine with letters to Santa  26 total views,  1 views today 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

Markets Feel Good about Thursday Reports of Trade Progress

first_img Previous articleUSDA Expects Exports to Fall $1.9 Billion in 2019, Pending Trade AgreementsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for February 22, 2019 Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Feb 21, 2019 Facebook Twitter US-China-MOUsChina is proposing additional purchases of U.S. agriculture products as trade talks ramp up with the United States. Bloomberg reported Thursday morning the offer would be on top of pre-trade war levels and continue for an undefined period of time. Arlan Suderman of INTL FCStone, expressed caution, noting “China will say what needs to be said to get a deal, but the key component will be in the verification and enforcement.” The talks face a March 1 deadline, although President Trump has recently suggested he would consider extending the deadline.The reports Thursday indicate China and the U.S. will sign 6 memorandums of understanding to meet this country’s demands, and 10 commodities are listed. Annual sales would reportedly exceed $30 billion over and above the sales to China in 2017, which totaled over $24 billion.But this is not yet a deal, so USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue says it is too early talk about specifics of any possible agriculture sales to China.“I think that would all be very premature because those proposals are all contingent upon a grand deal,” he said.There are also the unresolved structural reforms concerning intellectual property guarantees the U.S. wants.“If we could get those kinds of assurances regarding China taking intellectual property theft seriously, then we could see a renewed and expanded agricultural trade between the two countries. They have committed quantities that are significant.”Perdue, speaking at the USDA Outlook Forum Thursday, said biotech remains a concern.“We still have some real challenges when it comes to acceptance of those biotech traits that we think would be very helpful,” he said, “and China has been somewhat intransigent in their acceptance and agreement to those types of policies as well.”And then there’s the question about when the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement trade deal will go into effect. There are still hurdles to jump to get the three countries to ratify it, but Perdue said, “It is a better agreement. I would be willing to debate that point by point with anyone.”The secretary speculated about when the United States will get the agreement to the President.“I would hope certainly, I’m always optimistic, by summer.”Some lawmakers say USMCA doesn’t address labor and environmental issues.“We have improved this agreement in every sector including labor.”Perdue was with representatives from Canada and Mexico who did not speculate on final passage of the agreement in their countries. SHARE Markets Feel Good about Thursday Reports of Trade Progress Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Markets Feel Good about Thursday Reports of Trade Progresslast_img read more

Second blogger freed, one day after his colleague

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information November 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Second blogger freed, one day after his colleague Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more ——————————————————————————————–Blogger released on parole after 16 months in jail11.18.2010Reporters Without Borders is relieved and delighted to learn that a Baku appeal court has just ordered the conditional release of Adnan Hajizade, a blogger who has spent the past 16 months in prison after being arrested on a trumped-up charge of hooliganism in July 2009 and getting a 24-month sentence. The press freedom organization reiterates its call for the release of fellow blogger Emin Milli, who was given a 30-month jail sentence in the same case, and newspaper editor Eynulla Fatullayev, who has been in prison since April 2007.“Adnan Hajizade is free and this is very good news,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It follows an exemplary campaign by his family, civil society and bloggers in Azerbaijan and other countries and pressure from the international community.”The press freedom organisation added: “We nonetheless regret that his conviction has not been quashed as we have always insisted that he was arrested for exercising the right to free expression and was jailed on grotesque charges after a sham trial. The vigilance must not let up and the campaigning must continue in order to protect him from any kind of harassment or intimidation by the authorities and to obtain the release of Milli and Fatullayev.”As he left the court building, Hajizade said he would resume his blogging and had no plans to leave Azerbaijan. “I am not guilty and will demand full rehabilitation,” he said. “Freedom is my right. I will also demand the release of my friend Emin Milli. There are no grounds for him to be in prison.”Reporters Without Borders was one of nine human rights organizations that carried out a joint fact-finding visit to Baku from 7 to 9 September to examine the situation of free expression. One of the recommendations of the report issued after the visit was for the immediate and unconditional release of Hajizade, Milli and Fatullayev.Both the European Parliament and U.S. President Barack Obama had urged the Azerbaijani authorities to free the two bloggers and Fatullayev. And a ruling issued by the European Court of Human Rights on 22 April called for Fatullayev’s release on the grounds that the charges on which he was convicted were politically motivated.Last week Azerbaijan’s supreme court partially complied with the European Court’s ruling by quashing his conviction on charges of terrorism and inciting hatred, but upheld his conviction on charges of tax fraud and possession of heroin (http://en.rsf.org/azerbaidjan-in-latest-humiliation-newspaper-05-11-2010,38761.html).Hajizade and Milli were arrested in Baku on 8 July 2009 after going to the police to report the fact that they had just been assaulted by two men in a restaurant. Hajizade is a video-blogger and member of the non-political “OL! Youth Movement.” Milli is one of the founders of a movement called “The Alumni Network.”They were sentenced on 11 November 2009 to 30 and 24 months in prison respectively on a charge of hooliganism. It was clear that the charge was politically motivated and that they were in fact being persecuted for criticising the authorities and, in particular, for circulating a video that made fun of corrupt politicians.See photos and video of a demonstration that was organized in Paris by Reporters Without Borders and by the Adnan and Emin support committeeAdnan Hajizade with friends and family. 18th Nov. 2010 Organisation The blogger Emin Milli was released today by a Baku appeal court, one day after his friend and fellow blogger, Adnan Hajizade, was freed. The court ruled that the remaining 14 months of his 30-month jail sentence were “suspended.”Milli and Hajizade were arrested on a trumped charge of hooliganism in July 2009 because a satirical video that had been posted online. They were sentenced in November 2009 to 30 and 24 months in prison respectively.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of newspaper editor Eynulla Fatullayev, who has been detained since April 2007. The European Court of Human Rights ruled last April that he was being held illegally and should be freed at once.Emin Milli RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 8, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Azerbaijan News to go further AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Concerns about threats to press freedom in France as Europe marks ‘stand up for journalism’ day

first_img to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Follow the news on France Reporters Without Borders today spelled out its concerns about press freedom in France as journalists’ unions demonstrated as part of a European action day, “Stand up for Journalism”. The worldwide press freedom organisation is seeking a raft of reforms which would allow journalists to work in a “positive environment”.These were a guarantee of journalists’ right to protect their sources, better access to public information and changes to laws obstructing the right to be informed and to inform the public. These laws included ‘protection of private life’ and the offence of receiving information which violates professional confidentiality or the confidentiality of an investigation.“France made 31st place out of 169 countries in our latest world press freedom rankings with only Spain, Italy, Romania, Cyprus, Poland and Bulgaria doing worse within the European Union,” the organisation pointed out. Reasons for this ranking were searches at media offices, including in May 2007 at the satirical newspaper Canard Enchaîné, and summonses and criminal investigations of journalists such as summonses against journalists at France 3 Sud television and the daily paper Midi Libre issued by the SRPJ police in Montpellier this July. There had also been some cases of censorship, including the killing of an article about Cécilia Sarkozy in the Journal Du Dimanche (JDD) in May this year.Reporters Without Borders issued a challenge to candidates to the April 2007 presidential elections about the state of press freedom in the country. Since then the organisation has made several representations to the government reminding it of the importance to France of improving working conditions for journalists and the need to guarantee the independence of the media in relation to political and economic authorities. It also put concrete proposals to Justice Minister Rachida Dati and her office calling for amendments to some laws including those on protection of sources. News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts News June 4, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation November 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concerns about threats to press freedom in France as Europe marks ‘stand up for journalism’ day June 2, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia RSF_en RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News News May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Historic Orange Grove Manor Apartments Sold for $9.5 Million

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Business News Historic Orange Grove Manor Apartments Sold for $9.5 Million Property trades in excess of the listing price From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 12, 2015 | 11:36 am Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. A private investor has acquired The South Orange Grove Apartments, a historic four-building property totaling 20 units that sits on what was Millionaire’s Row along the Rose Parade route in Pasadena, CA, according to Jim Fisher and Mike Smith, principals of Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura, www.lee-associates.com who represented the seller, an entity of City Ventures.The property, at 164, 168, 172, 176 and 180 S. Orange Grove Blvd., drew multiple offers and sold for several hundred thousand dollars over the listing price of $9.5 million. Additional details and terms of the sale were not disclosed.“The multifamily sector is so active that just about every property is commanding a premium over the listing price these days,” said Fisher. “We don’t see that changing until there’s a significant rise in the cost of money.”The South Orange Grove Apartments were the first multifamily structures to be constructed on South Orange Grove Boulevard following a zoning change in 1948. Their construction in 1949-1950 interrupted what had been known as Millionaire’s Row, characterized by the 50 or so mansions that were constructed along the boulevard beginning in the 1920s when prominent families built vacation homes there to escape the winter climates to the east and north. Among the homes on Millionaire’s Row were The Gamble House (Procter & Gamble) The Bissell House (carpet sweepers and more recently vacuums) and Wrigley (gum) Mansion.“Besides the tremendous historical significance, this property is highly attractive to investors because of its character and features,” said Smith. “Most of the units have wood-burning fireplaces, hardwood floors and crown molding, in-unit washers and dryers and they average about 1,300 square feet, features that are very much in demand by renters. Each unit also has a front and rear entrance, something you just don’t see in today’s product.”The buyer, Unison Investment Co., was self-represented in the transaction. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Housing Sentiment Regains Momentum

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News September 8, 2020 998 Views Last month, there was an uptick of 3.3 points to 77.5 in the Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), according to FannieMae.com. That’s a rebound following a slight drop in July and builds on the rise in May and June.Month over month, there was a spike in five of the six HPSI components, with a more upbeat attitude in homebuying and selling conditions among consumers. A caveat: a slightly grimmer perspective in terms of an anticipated acceleration in home price. The HPSI slumped 16.3 points year over year.There was a rise from 53% to 59% among the percentage of respondents who were bully on buying a home now. The percentage of those who weren’t similarly onboard headed the other way, slumping from 38% to 35%. The upshot: a hike of 9% in the net share of Americans who embrace the idea of investing now in a home.On the other side of the equation, the percentage of those who think the time’s right to sell a home parachuted from 45% to 48%; the percentage who think it’s wise to slam the brakes on selling fell from 48% to 44%. Consequently, there was a 7% uptick in the net share of those who believe the time’s right to sell.“The HPSI rose modestly in August, recovering the ground it lost in July,” said Doug Duncan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. The HPSI’s recovery was driven by near-record low mortgage rates that helped restore much of consumers’ positivity on whether it is a good time to buy a home, while also improving the good-time-to-sell sentiment, he continued. “The August survey was conducted as consumers continue to face uncertainty regarding schools’ and businesses’ reopening plans and as the CARES Act $600-per-week income supplement expired.”Meantime, those who expect a leap in home prices in the next 12 months fell off this month from 35% to 33%; conversely, there was a rise from 23% to 26% among the percentage of respondents who think prices will decelerate. Remaining fixed at 34% was the share of those who think prices will stay theDaniel McCue, Senior Research Associate at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, said the housing industry might help lead us out of today’s pandemic-induced recession.  That’s unlike the role it played in the Great Recession that started in 2008.While housing was more of a barrier than a balm in the last economic recovery, it is more typical for the housing industry to serve as a source of strength during an economic recovery. In fact, this has been the case in nearly every recession over the past five decades, according to McCue.In most economic recessions, declining interest rates lead to homebuying and homebuilding, which then lead to spending on consumer goods.In a typical year, residential construction makes up 4% of GDP. However, construction contributed an average of 18% growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) in each year following a recession from 1970 until the Great Recession.After the Great Recession, home construction made up more than its typical share, rising 2 percentage points. 2020-09-08 Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / Housing Sentiment Regains Momentum Housing Sentiment Regains Momentum Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Loan Performance Has ‘Progressively Weakened’ Next: Mitigating Risk Exposure During Stressed Periods Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Chuck Green Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Savelast_img read more

The Week Ahead: REO Outlook Webinar for Housing Pros

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: REO Outlook Webinar for Housing Pros Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: REO Outlook Webinar for Housing Pros About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago October 2, 2020 1,166 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Number of Active Forbearances Experiences a Spike Next: Proposed Bill Would Enact Automatic Forbearance, Prohibit Foreclosures Share Savecenter_img Hyland, Community Live virtual event—Monday-FridayOptimal Blue, Mortgage Market Indices—MondayBoard of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Consumer Credit report—Wednesday U.S. Employment and Training Administration, Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report—Thursday  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Next week, Tuesday, October 6 at noon (CT ), RealtyBid and parent company Covius will host a webinar entitled “A 2021 Housing and REO Outlook: What to Expect and How to Prepare.”A panel of housing market veterans will discuss how they are thinking ahead to, and preparing for, millions of borrowers emerging from forbearance in 2021.According to Covius, attendees will learn what macro-economic factors will influence the 2021 housing market and appreciating or depreciating MSAs; how to consider modeling for borrower in-flows and necessary operational capacity; and three best practices to test now for 2021 REO inventory.The webinar features the following experts:Allan Weiss, founder of Case-Shiller Weiss and of Weiss Analytics, will share macro-economic factors likely to influence the 2021 housing market and how servicers and investors can evaluate properties for underlying appreciating or depreciating indicators.Sean Ryan, founder and CEO of Aspen Grove Solutions, is a twenty-year veteran in the default servicing space and is responsible for innovation of Aspen’s platforms for default servicing, property management and borrower engagement. Aspen’s April, July and September white papers on modeling default projections and measures that servicers might take to prepare were widely recognized for their cogency. Sean will discuss these models and his thoughts in this webinar.Joe Chappell, EVP at Covius, will take an operator’s view of designing processes and modeling capacity to assist borrowers exiting forbearance, using leading borrower indicators as well as external data, including MBA data, and models like Aspen Grove’s.Pete Pannes, Chief Business Officer of Covius, will speak to best practices servicers can execute today to optimize REO execution for 2021, including asset management and auction through platforms like RealtyBid.com. While REO inventory has been at historic lows, now is the time to test the readiness of your teams, tactics and strategies.The webinar is complimentary, but attendees must register here.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead: Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2020-10-02 Christina Hughes Babb Subscribelast_img read more

Delhi HC Stays The Suspension Of A Public School Teacher Who Was Allegedly Removed For Demanding Payment of Salaries to School Staff

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Stays The Suspension Of A Public School Teacher Who Was Allegedly Removed For Demanding Payment of Salaries to School Staff Karan Tripathi10 July 2020 12:54 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has stayed the suspension of a public school teacher who was suspended from the position of TGT English allegedly for demanding payment of salaries to teachers and other school staff. While staying the suspension, the Single Bench of Justice Jyoti Singh has also issued notices to the Ravindra Public School as well as to the Directorate of Education. The…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?LoginDelhi High Court has stayed the suspension of a public school teacher who was suspended from the position of TGT English allegedly for demanding payment of salaries to teachers and other school staff. While staying the suspension, the Single Bench of Justice Jyoti Singh has also issued notices to the Ravindra Public School as well as to the Directorate of Education. The order has come in a plea moved by a Public School teacher challenging his suspension from the post of TGT English for allegedly demanding payment of salaries to the school staff. The Petitioner has moved the present writ petition challenging his suspension claiming that he had been removed for raising the concerns of the teachers and other staff members of the school. The Petitioner submitted that as a President of the Teacher’s Association he has been raising demands with the management of the school regarding non-payment of salary and other benefits, from March 2020 onwards, to the teachers and other staff members. He also pointed out that another writ petition was filed before this court by some staff members of the School, including the Petitioner herein, seeking benefits of 6th & 7th Pay Commissions, in terms of Section 10 of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973. Therefore, the Petitioner submits that since he had led the staff from the front and voiced their demands, he has been illegally suspended by Suspension Letter dated 17.06.2020, for a period of four weeks upto 16.07.2020. The Petitioner has further argued that Suspension Order is not only malafide, but also goes against Section 8 (4) of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 read with Rule 115 of the Delhi School Education Rules, 1973, under which a private unaided school cannot suspend an employee without prior approval of the Directorate of Education. The court will next take up this matter on September 07. Petitioner in the case was represented by Mr Anuj Aggarwal. Case Title: SS Tyagi v. Ravindra Public School 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

SC Reserves Order In Plea to Scrap Judicial Commission Set Up To Probe Vikas Dubey’s Alleged Encounter

first_imgTop StoriesSC Reserves Order In Plea to Scrap Judicial Commission Set Up To Probe Vikas Dubey’s Alleged Encounter Nilashish Chaudhary11 Aug 2020 3:04 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its Orders in a plea seeking disbanding of the Justice (Retd) B S Chauhan inquiry Commission constituted to probe the alleged encounter of UP gangster, Vikas Dubey. The plea, filed by Maharashtra lawyer Ghanshyam Upadhyay, cast aspersions on the independence of members of the judicial commission, which was set up on July 22 by the Top Court, in…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 reserved its Orders in a plea seeking disbanding of the Justice (Retd) B S Chauhan inquiry Commission constituted to probe the alleged encounter of UP gangster, Vikas Dubey. The plea, filed by Maharashtra lawyer Ghanshyam Upadhyay, cast aspersions on the independence of members of the judicial commission, which was set up on July 22 by the Top Court, in a petition filed by Upadhyay himself. On the basis of an article which appeared on The Wire, Upadhyay alleged close connections of Justice (Retd) Chauhan with the ruling BJP Government. The petition also avers that another member of the Commission, Mr. KL Gupta, is related with the IG of Kanpur Zone, Mohit Agarwal, where the alleged encounter of Vikas Dubey took place. As the matter came up for hearing, the Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde pulled up the petitioner for filing such a plea casting aspersions on members of a Court appointed Commission, including a Judge, especially on the basis of a media report. “We will not allow you to level charges against a Judge on the basis of a newspaper report. What are you saying! He has been a respected Supreme Court Judge, and the Chief Justice of a High Court. There was never a problem with his relatives. Why do you have a problem now? …Are any of his relatives connected with the incident or with the Inquiry? Why can’t he be fair? There are many Judges whose fathers or brothers are MPs. Are you saying that all of them are biased judges?”, remarked the CJI. Upadhyay, however, pointed out that articles in various publications had raised questions about the independence of the inquiry and insisted on reading out the article from The Wire. He highlighted that the article revealed that Justice (Retd.) Chauhan’s younger brother, Virender Singh, is currently a BJP member of the legislative council in UP. He also cited the article to add that not only his brother, but his son also switched loyalties from Samajwadi Party to BJP last year. Pointing out these family connections, Upadhyay contested that “it will be not fair (to allow Justice Chauhan to be a part of the inquiry”. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta took exception to this argument and asserted that the petitioner was being derogatory. “A former Judge of the Supreme Court is connected to the Government! This is what he is saying! Being public spirited is one thing and levelling such aspersions is another. This is derogatory. Highly derogatory!”, said Mehta. Upadhyay raised concerns regarding the UP administration and alleged bias on part of State functionaries in order to save face. “Look at the timing, just look at the timing… …UP is becoming a state of encounters. They are upsetting the entire legal system. There was an encounter of Rajiv Pandey just a few days ago”, added the petitioner. The Bench, which also comprised of Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, brushed these arguments aside as irrelevant and reserved the Order after asking Upadhyay to submit a list of suggestions with regard to people he considered appropriate to be appointed as members of the Commission. “What you are saying is irrelevant! There will be 1000’s of crimes in each state, what does that have to do with this commission? Order Reserved. Please submit a list of your suggestions”, concluded CJI Bobde. In his plea, Upadhyay had alleged “fraud of high magnitude” practised upon the Court by all stakeholders responsible for appointing the members of the inquiry commission. …two immediate/close relatives of Justice (Retd.) B.S.Chauhan viz. his brother and ‘samadhi’ being legislators with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which runs the government in Uttar Pradesh”, Upadhyay’s plea stated. In light of this, the plea contends that “aforesaid two members of Judicial Commissions are disqualified from being part of the commission on account of conflict of interest and bias or likelihood of bias on their part”. The plea goes on to state that the conduct of the State and its functionaries of concealing “vital material facts which go to the very root of the matter” need to be viewed seriously by the Top Court. Thus, not only did he pray for scrapping of the inquiry commission, but also issuance of contempt proceedings against state functionaries for allegedly suppressing true facts about the members of the commission. 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