Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial conglomerate offering banking products and solutions to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises in Uganda through its subsidiary company, Equity Bank Uganda Ltd (EBUL). Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts and fixed deposit accounts to social institutional accounts, credit products, treasury, trade finance and bank guarantee services. EBUL offers solutions for Internet banking, money transfers, merchant acquiring, point of sale and mobile banking services. Equity Bank Uganda Limited was formerly known as Uganda Microfinance Limited and changed its name to Equity Bank Uganda Ltd in 2008 when the microfinance institution was purchased by Equity Bank Limited. The financial conglomerate operates in six countries in the African Great Lakes Region, including subsidiary banks in Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgThe Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Bee Equity Partners Limited (formerly Forward Investment and Development Enterprises Limited) operates as a private equity firm that is involved in small to medium enterprise investments. The company also offers financial solutions for entrepreneurs in Mauritius. The company’s segments include stone crushing, block making and investment activities. The Bee Equity Partners Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Video: Episcopal Church helps Iraqi refugees find new life in…

first_imgVideo: Episcopal Church helps Iraqi refugees find new life in Paris Pierre Whalon says: Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments (3) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Julian Malakar says: Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York By Matthew DaviesPosted Jun 19, 2013 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis June 19, 2013 at 5:19 pm How many of these Christian brothers & sisters have we allowed in the USA? I have heard nothing of such refugees being given asylum. Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Video, World Refugee Day Rector Martinsville, VA [Episcopal News Service] Every week in north Paris, a few hundred Iraqi Christians gather for worship. It’s a bittersweet reunion for them. Their lives have been spared, but the events of the past 10 years have forced them into exile. Many have lost close family and friends in the bloodshed of the Iraq War and the resulting rise in terrorism.“There are about a million Iraqi Christians who’ve left Iraq, and 1,300 of them came to France,” said Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. “It’s a drop in the ocean, but it’s 1,300 unique, innocent lives that are sacred to God. How can you say no to that? If you can do something, you should do something.”In 2007, with Iraqi Christians facing increasing persecution as a result of their faith, Whalon and Iraqi businessman Elish Yako set up Association d’Entraide aux Minorités d’Orient (Association to Support Eastern Minorities) to help the French government identify candidates eligible for refuge. The association also has assisted the refugees with their integration and administrative issues.“The Vatican’s official position is that Christians should stay in the Middle East and I totally agree with that; absolutely they should stay there,” said Whalon. “But they can’t stay there if they’re dead.”Many of the refugees are members of the Chaldean Catholic Church, which dates back to the first century, when the region was known as Babylon. They worship partly in Arabic and partly in Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus.“For them,” Yako said, “the most important thing is their freedom … and to practice their religion without being afraid of terrorists and [of someone] kidnapping their children.”Yako stays in regular contact with every family the association has helped to resettle.One family of four – mother, father, son and daughter – lives about 18 miles south of Paris. They moved to France in 2009 after receiving repeated death threats. The children told Episcopal News Service that, although the first couple of years were difficult because it’s a new life for them, they are happy finally to practice their religion freely and to be proud of it.The son, Samir, 26, spoke about how his dad’s cousin and five of his own friends were killed in terrorist explosions. “You know, we would be sad,” he said. “But we would say, like, ‘Yeah, OK, it’s Iraq,’ you know? ‘It’s Iraq. It’s normal.’”While visiting the family recently, Whalon said: “These people ought still to be in Iraq. You have a young lady here who wants to be a surgeon. Had she been able to stay and study normally, she would be well on her way to being a surgeon. Now she has to recycle herself in France.“A lot of them still own homes. They never wanted to leave them. They lease them out; they expect to return,” Whalon added. “Of course, today the situation is impossible. So of course we want Christians to stay [in Iraq], but we want them to live.”“This family wouldn’t be here, they wouldn’t be on earth, if they hadn’t been rescued.”Unfortunately for Christians still in Iraq, the door of the French immigration services recently closed, Whalon said. As more and more Iraqi Christians face persecution and death in their homeland, there is little hope that France will offer them refuge.“Our political refugee system in America and in France – both systems are completely saturated, and the personnel are overworked, and the system is over-budget. It costs a lot of money to accept people and give them new lives. So I’m really worried,” said Whalon.“The ones that can live to tell the tale, they witness to the power of God. It says a great deal to be about the value of what we do and what we are in the world.”— Matthew Davies is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Tags Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Donald Heacock says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL June 24, 2013 at 4:36 am To answer Donald’s question, the USA has given asylum to many thousands of Iraqis, both Christians, Muslims and Mandaeans. What set the French effort apart was that the people were offered asylum while still in Iraq. Rector Albany, NY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET June 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm To stop prosecution against Christianity, international community should acts united to put pressure on respective government and religious head. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Start the Summer with a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter AAA Tow to Go offers free rides homeAs the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is one of the most popular travel weekends of the year. AAA predicts nearly 42 million people will travel during the holiday, with almost 37 million traveling by automobile, which is the highest number since 2005.With so many vehicles on the road for the long weekend, AAA and its Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation encourage motorists to plan ahead for getting home safely, especially when alcohol consumption may be involved. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation. To ensure everyone celebrates Memorial Day responsibly and impaired drivers stay off the roads, AAA, the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, and Budweiser are offering their Tow to Go program this weekend.“We want everyone to have a safe Memorial Day weekend, and we urge travelers to make arrangements for safe transportation and to avoid driving impaired,” said Matt Nasworthy, Florida Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Tow to Go is a lifesaving resource for people who need a secure way to get home without putting someone’s life at risk.”Tow to Go, now in its 20th year, has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and the Midwest since 1998. Tow to Go is designed to prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives of other motorists by providing them a free, confidential ride home or somewhere safe within 10-miles.“The Tow To Go program is an effective way to promote the use of designated drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” said Katja Zastrow, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”Tow to Go is available starting Friday, May 25th, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 29th and is available by calling (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246.Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 milesThe AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver homeFree and available to AAA members and non-membersTow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditionsVisit AAA.com/TowtoGo for dates and availability throughout 2018If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more. Please enter your comment! TAGSAAATow-to-go Previous articleA healthy diet isn’t always possible for low-income Americans, even when they get SNAP benefitsNext articleWhy the offshore wind industry is about to take off Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

People’s City Council protests gentrification in Oakland, Calif.

first_imgOakland City Council takeover, May 5.WW photo: Terri KayOakland, Calif. — Members of Black.Seed (formerly Black Brunch) and Asians4BlackLives took over the Oakland City Council meeting on May 5.  In its place, the more than 100 activists held a People’s City Council meeting. The action was taken to oppose the proposed East 12th Street apartment tower, slated for development on public land near Lake Merritt.Community residents created a human chain in front of councilmembers’  seats and locked themselves to each other. They also sang, “Which side are you on,” a famous union song.  The Council adjourned their meeting without discussing items on the agenda, including the proposal in contention.During the People’s City Council meeting, residents discussed gentrification issues, such as development and displacement, as well as police practices in Oakland. Many speakers made important connections between police violence and gentrification.Xan West, from Black.Seed and a former resident of the Eastlake neighborhood, said during the People’s City Council: “The inconvenience we’re causing is temporary. The real inconvenience will take place for Black and Asian Eastlake residents if the city sells the land to the luxury condo developer. These residents won’t be able to call the Eastlake neighborhood home anymore.” (Save the E. 12th Street Parcel for the People Facebook page, May 5)In the midst of a housing affordability crisis in Oakland, the city is proposing to sell publicly owned land to private developers UDR and Urban Core to create a 24-story, 300-unit, luxury high-rise apartment tower near Lake Merritt. The median rent would be $3,000 per month, and the development would not have any affordable units.Across the bay in San Francisco, hundreds of activists stormed into San Francisco City Hall on May 8, protesting gentrification.  Organized by the Plaza 16 Coalition, they marched inside with a huge banner reading “No Monster in the Mission.” They demanded lawmakers place a moratorium on luxury-priced housing developments in the Mission District.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Court orders newspaper to stop publishing testimony about repression under King Hassan

first_img News Receive email alerts News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News June 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court orders newspaper to stop publishing testimony about repression under King Hassan to go further News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa April 15, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more A Rabat court yesterday ordered the Arabic-language daily Al Jarida Al Oula to stop publishing hitherto unpublished testimony about repression under the late King Hassan II which senior officials gave to an official truth commission called the Equity and Reconciliation Panel (IER).The court issued the order in response to a request by Ahmed Herzenni, an official appointed by King Mohammed to head the Consultative Council for Human Rights (CCDH), which replaced the IER in 2005 and was put in charge of its archives. Herzenni’s application cited a law for the protection of government archives, although the government has not yet issued decrees to implement it.“The court based its order on royal directives, failing to take account of either the substance of the case or even the laws currently in force,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This decision is regrettable and sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom.”Al Jarida Al Oula publisher Ali Anouzla said the testimony the newspaper had been publishing – some of it given by people who were very close to King Hassan – had been helping to lift the veil on the former regime’s human rights abuses. “These documents do not contain state secrets and are not classified as public archives either,” Anouzla said, announcing his intention to appeal. “This ruling is incomprehensible as there is no law that says they cannot be published.”Al Jarida Al Oula lawyer Hassan Semlali told Reporters Without Borders that the Rabat court should have declared that it had no jurisdiction and transferred the case to Casablanca, where the newspaper is based. Only cases tried under the press law can be heard by a court in any of the places where the newspaper is distributed, he pointed out.Herzenni announced his intention to bring an action against the newspaper in a statement on 11 June. “In view of this persistence in violating public property with complete contempt for the law, we inform the public that the Council has decided to apply for a summary order to force the newspaper to stop publishing testimony intended to be a rich resource for serious researchers and not the subject of competition between journalists seeking a scoop.”A total of four previously unpublished testimonies were published in Al Jarida Al Oula before yesterday’s court order. Launched on 19 May, the newspaper has a print run of 30,000. Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Millennial Homeowners: Living With Regret

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Millennial Homeowners: Living With Regret in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Bankrate buyers remorse Down Payment Home Homebuyers Homeowners House HOUSING Maintenance Millennials mortgage Bankrate buyers remorse Down Payment Home Homebuyers Homeowners House HOUSING Maintenance Millennials mortgage 2019-02-28 Radhika Ojha February 28, 2019 13,412 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Home / Daily Dose / Millennial Homeowners: Living With Regret Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Will Entry-Level Homes Catch a Cold This Spring? Next: A Turning Point for Home Price Growth? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha First, it took them more time to buy a home and now that they have a place to call their own, do millennials suffer from homebuyers’ remorse? According to a Bankrate.com survey, nearly two-thirds of millennial homeowners have regrets about their home purchase—and most of it stems from difficulties with maintaining the home they bought.Millennials also form the largest share of any generation who regret their home purchase. The survey which was carried out between January 30 and February 1, covered 2,668 adults across age-groups.When looked across age-groups though, the survey found that overall 44 percent of homeowners had regrets about their home purchase while 56 percent were happy with their home. The most common factor that caused homeowners to regret their purchase was unexpected maintenance or hidden costs. While 18 percent of all respondents cited this as their key factors, a quarter of these respondents were millennial homeowners.“Repairs and maintenance costs are something all homeowners face.  Consumers should expect to set aside 1 percent of their home’s purchase price each year to keep in a savings account to cover these expenses,” said Deborah Kearns, Analyst at Bankrate.com. “Budgeting early on can prevent dipping into emergency savings or going into debt to handle these added expenses.”Some of the other factors that made homeowners suffer from buyers remorse included, buying a house that was too small (12 percent), buying a house that was in a bad area (8 percent); making a poor investment (7 percent); having a high monthly mortgage payment (7 percent); not getting the best mortgage rate (6 percent); and buying a house that was too big (6 percent).The survey also revealed that 79 percent of Americans believed that owning a home was “a hallmark of achieving the American dream.” However, income proved to be the biggest hindrance to achieving their goal of homeownership with 51 percent of survey respondents who didn’t own a home citing this as the key reason for not having their own home yet. Forty-one percent of respondents who don’t own a home also said that they didn’t buy because they couldn’t afford a down payment and closing costs related to buying a home.Click here to read the full report. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Delhi Court Takes Cognizance Against Sharjeel Imam For Sedition, Hurting Religious Sentiments And Criminal Intimidation

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court Takes Cognizance Against Sharjeel Imam For Sedition, Hurting Religious Sentiments And Criminal Intimidation Shreya Agarwal19 Dec 2020 6:42 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Saturday took cognizance against JNU student Sharjeel Imam for offences under Sections 124A (sedition), 153A, (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc) 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) and 505 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.Taking cognizance of the offences, the court of Additional…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court on Saturday took cognizance against JNU student Sharjeel Imam for offences under Sections 124A (sedition), 153A, (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc) 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) and 505 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.Taking cognizance of the offences, the court of Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat noted that while cognizance for commission of offence under Section 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was taken by the previous judge hearing the matter vide order dated 29.07.2020, cognizance for commission of offences under Sections 124A/153A/153B/505 IPC was deferred for want of requisite sanction under Section 196 CrPC.The judge said that the requisite Sanction under Section 196 CrPC, in the form of supplementary charge­sheet under Section 173(8) CrPC, had been filed, and therefore he was taking cognizance for commission of offences under the said provisions.The judge was hearing the matter in a physical hearing, whereas the accused Imam was presented via video conferencing from Central Jail No.1, Tihar.Imam, a student leader who was in the forefront of anti-CAA protests, was arrested on January 28 over alleged inflammatory and instigatory speeches against CAA-NRC. Multiple FIRs for sedition were filed against him in Assam, Delhi, UP and Manipur alleging that his speeches amounted to sedition.He was later under booked the UAPA alleging that he was part of conspiracy behind the North East Delhi riots.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Bombay HC Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To Editor Of A Marathi Weekly Accused Of Sending Obscene Messages To A Woman & Stalking

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To Editor Of A Marathi Weekly Accused Of Sending Obscene Messages To A Woman & Stalking Nitish Kashyap8 Jan 2021 7:10 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to the Editor of a Marathi weekly accused of sending sexually explicit material to a married woman and stalking her. Court made the prima facie observation that the offence of stalking and obscenity are made out but keeping facts of the case in mind, the offence under Section 67 A of the Information Technology Act is not made…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 Bombay High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to the Editor of a Marathi weekly accused of sending sexually explicit material to a married woman and stalking her. Court made the prima facie observation that the offence of stalking and obscenity are made out but keeping facts of the case in mind, the offence under Section 67 A of the Information Technology Act is not made out.Justice Sandeep K Shinde was hearing the application filed by the accused who was booked for offences under Section 354 D of IPC and Section 67 A of the IT Act.According to the complainant housewife, who is 37 years old, she received messages from the accused’s phone revealing overt sexuual desire on her Facebook account. On November 13, 2018, she expressed her disapproval of the same. Thereafter, the applicant sent a message saying “I love you” to the complainant and a hyperlink on her facebook. She tapped the link and the whole document was containing lascivious material, the complainant alleges.Thus, the complaint was lodged against the applicant under Section 354-D of the IPC and Section 67-A of the IT Act. Applicant was denied pre-arrest protection by the Sessions Judge. Advocate Aniket Nikam appeared on behalf of the applicant and Additional Public Prosecutor Veera Shinde for the State.Court noted that provisions of Section 67 and 67-A of the IT Act do attract and operate in distinct situations and circumstances. While Section 67 refers to publishing or transmitting “Obscene Material” in electronic form; Section 67-A refers to transmitting or publishing material containing sexual explicit acts. In other words, the offence under Section 67 of the IT Act is grave and punishment prescribed for the first conviction is imprisonment, which may extend to five years and fine, which may extend to 10 Lakhs and in the event of second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to seven years and also with fine, which may extend to 10 Lakhs. Whereas, Section 67 is attracted only when lascivious material is published or transmitted but it does not encompass, transmission or “material containing sexually explicit act”. Thus, Justice Shinde observed-” I have perused the investigation record and the images allegedly sent on the facebook account of the complainant by the applicant. No doubt, images sent and the link on tapping was revealing material tends to excite lust but it was not the material containing “sexually explicit act”. To attract Section 67-A of the IT Act, material must be of the nature describing or representing sexual activity in a direct or detailed way. Herein, material of this nature was not sent by the applicant to the complainant on her facebook account. Thus, prima-facie, the penal provisions of Section 67-A of the IT Act are not attracted to the facts of the case at hand.The punishment prescribed for offence under Section 67 of the IT Act is three years, for the first conviction and five years in the event of subsequent or second conviction. It is in these circumstances, prima-facie, facts of the case may attract Section 67 and not 67-A of the IT Act.”Moreover, the Court noted that prima-facie, applicant’s complicity in the common offence of stalking is evident, which is punishable under Section 354-D of the IPC. However, it is, bailable being, the first offence.Finally, Justice Shinde concluded that even though the material on record suggests complicity of the applicant in commission of offence under Section 67 of the IT Act, the applicant handed over his cell phone to the Investigating Officer from which device, he had sent messages/images to the complainant. “Even otherwise prosecution relies on electronic evidence and for the same, the applicant’s custodial interrogation is not required. Thus, in consideration of the fact of the case and punishment prescribed for the first offence under Section 67 of the IT Act, which may extend to three years, I am inclined to grant pre-arrest bail to the applicant” Justice Shinde said.Thus, application was allowed.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Former police officer Adam Coy charged with murder in death of Andre Hill

first_imgFranklin County Sheriff’s DepartmentBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Former Columbus, Ohio, police office Adam Coy has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Andre Hill, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Wednesday.Coy has been arrested and charged with one count of murder, one count of felonious assault and two counts of dereliction duty.“I believe the evidence supports the indictment,” Yost said during a press conference Wednesday night.Hill, 47, was shot to death by Coy on Dec. 22. Officers were responding to a 311 non-emergency call for a noise complaint.Police body camera footage released in December showed officers handcuffing an apparently lifeless Hill after shooting him multiple times and then standing around for five minutes and 11 seconds without rendering first aid.Hill had a cellphone in his left hand, but no weapons when he emerged from a friend’s garage.Coy was fired in January after an investigation determined that his use of deadly force was not reasonable.His bail hearing will be held Thursday.ABC News’ Bill Hutchinson and Will Gretsky contributed to this report.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more