First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Aluminium Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of aluminium products in Nigeria including aluminium coils and sheets and laminate, aluminum and seamless tubes. The company sells on its finished products to the secondary aluminum and packaging industries. The Manufacturing division produces collapsible aluminium tubes, plastic laminate and seamless tubes for the toothpaste, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and engineering sectors. First Aluminum Nigeria Plc also manufactures a range of continuous sheet painting products sold under the Colortek brand name; and supplies roofing sheets and executes roofing projects. It purchases and sells its aluminium products, building components and accessory items through its subsidiary company, Aluminium City Limited. Founded in 1960 and formerly known as First Aluminium Company (Nigeria) Limited, the company changed its name to First Aluminium Nigeria Plc in 1992. The company is a subsidiary of Alucon Holdings SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. First Aluminium Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgUnga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnga Group Limited is an agricultural holding company in Kenya which mills wheat and maize and processes baked products and animal nutrition and health products. The company is divided in products produced for human consumption and animal consumption. The human consumption division produces a range of wheat flour products which include chapatti, mandazi, brown bread, maize meal, porridge and amana. The animal consumption division manufactures a range of animal food and mineral supplements. Unga Limited is a subsidiary company which produces feeds, minerals, premixes, animal health products and offers technical services to the agricultural sector in Kenya. Other subsidiary companies include Unga Farm Care (EA) Limited, Ennsvalley Bakery Limited and Unga Millers (Uganda) Limited. Over 90% of products are produced for the Kenyan domestic market with some exports to Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Unga Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Co-op Bank launches business support for community enterprises

first_imgCo-op Bank launches business support for community enterprises  63 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 2 March 2016 | News The Co-operative Bank and Co-operatives UK Today have launched a business support programme aimed at helping people start or grow co-operative or community enterprises.The Hive offers online business advice and guidance, one-to-one support, peer mentoring, and group training sessions, and covers key issues including registration, membership development, and co-operative finance.Over the next three years, The Hive, with £1m funding from The Co-operative Bank, will support the development of the 7000+ existing independent co-operatives in the UK, and support new start-ups.Niall Booker, chief executive at The Co-operative Bank said:“The Hive can guide business people through the process of starting a co-operatively run business, assist those wanting to convert to a co-operative, and help existing co-ops grow. Last year we underpinned our commitment to supporting co-operative values and ethics in the UK with the launch of our extended Ethical Policy. This partnership brings our commitment to life by providing funding over the next three years to launch and promote The Hive in order to provide resources and expertise to helping existing and new co-operatives grow and flourish.”  62 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: corporate Finance About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Black and Brown unite against police impunity in San Francisco

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this San Francisco’s Black and Latino/a communities came together March 18 on the steps of City Hall to launch a united campaign to end police impunity in the officer-involved murders of Mario Woods, Alex Nieto and Amilcar Pérez López.“This historic press conference has now married the struggle, the sacrifice, the sacred blood of Mario, Alex, Amilcar, Kenny Harding Jr. and a host of others” killed by police, said Christopher Muhammad, minister of the Nation of Islam. “Now we want to ‘marry’ [historically African American] Bayview-Hunters Point, and the Mission [home to many Latino/a communities], the Fillmore. We want to put the ring on and celebrate marriage, so that what happens in one community is the concern of all communities. …“Our position is: These officers must be fired and charged with murder — not involuntary manslaughter. … This is called murder, with malice and forethought,” Muhammad said.The new Black & Brown United Coalition coalesced after the shocking March 10 exoneration of police in a federal civil trial in the killing of Alex Nieto, 28, by a jury on which no Blacks or Latinas or Latinos had been selected to serve. Nieto was killed in 2014 in a hail of 59 police bullets while eating a burrito on Bernal Hill as he was getting ready to go to work. People were also outraged that, within hours of the acquittal, one of the police shooters, Officer Roger Morse, tweeted a gloating response to the verdict, in what many interpreted as a threat to Nieto’s family: “How about burning down his house and tazing his friend who pressed charges?”They see Black, Brown, poor coming together“It’s about Black and Brown coming together,” said Oscar Salinas of the Amor for Alex Coalition. “[With this verdict] they made us stronger. They have woken up a giant in San Francisco. And guess what? They hide behind a code of blue silence, and we have to break this down.”Felicia Jones, a member of Service Employees union Local 1021, said: “We stand together to fight as one, Black and Brown together, for justice for three young men, [aged] 28, 26 and 20, shot over 105 times by the police. We are telling San Francisco, you will not get away with murder.” Citing the over 3,000 lynchings of Black people between 1880 and 1964, she said that in 2015 alone there were over 1,000 police killings in the U.S. “We must not be afraid to fight the powers that be,” she said. “They want us to be divided, but we’ve been talking, we’ve been sharing, we’ve been loving on each other. When you get married, it’s till death do us part.”Brother Daniel, from the Justice 4 Mario Woods group, said, “The only reason they’re listening to us at all, is because they see the Black, the Brown, the white, the poor coming together to challenge this city.” John Avalos and David Campos, members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, also spoke, demanding an end to impunity in the police killings.Two young Black musicians performed a slow, moving rendition of Sam Cooke’s, “A Change is Gonna Come,” while a woman held up a sign that read, “CHILDREN — What do you want to be when you grow up — ALIVE.”Developers decide that Bayview and the Mission are to be whiteMany speakers connected the police killings with the wave of displacement and gentrification in Black and Brown communities. Minister Chris Muhammad said San Francisco “has a policy of hiring rogue cops from other departments. If you show you are heavy-handed, quick-triggered and you police in Antioch, Vacaville, Fairfield — if you show you are willing to kill a Black or Brown — you can come to San Francisco and get a pay raise.“Because the developers have determined that Bayview/Hunters Point is to be white. The Mission is to be white. … So they send their shock troops, their Gestapo-minded police, to come in looking for any old excuse to shoot first and ask questions somewhere down the line.“Remember now, this is not Mayor Trump, not some Republican administration,” Minister Muhammad continued. “San Francisco is a Democratic city, with a Democratic mayor, a Democratic Board of Supervisors, a Democratic governor and attorney general. … But when you get elected to public office, you’ve got to fit into a construct, where people make apologies for the big downtown developers.”Ratcheting up the heat in a big-money Democratic city“At the end of the day, when it comes to justice for Black and Brown, you get the same response as you got from former Gov. George Wallace in Alabama,” Muhammad said. “Chief [Greg] Suhr can lie to the world [about the police killings] and keep his job. Officers can write Ku Klux Klan-like text messages and keep their jobs. An officer can threaten Alex Nieto’s family with burning their house down and keep his job.“This is an election year, and this is a big-money Democratic city. But we aim to ratchet up the heat. We have no reason to be silent. What the hell, it’s better to fight the power knowing we got an enemy who’s taken his mask off. We don’t need to be faked out with tricks and maneuvers. We want our supervisors to be angry as hell and fire some of these rogue cops.“Fire Chief Suhr. … We’ve got to heighten all the contradictions today. The beauty of this movement is none of us is looking for a grant. You can keep your damn money, we don’t want it. You can’t compromise us with an offer of a job. I got a job. My job is to fight for justice for Mario, Alex and Amilcar.”last_img read more

Annual Ohio River Lock Tour Offers Farmers Insight on River Transportation

first_img SHARE Annual Ohio River Lock Tour Offers Farmers Insight on River Transportation Hoosier farmers will have an opportunity to experience first-hand how their grain makes its way down the Ohio River on the sixth annual Ohio River Lock Tour on Friday, September 6.The Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) membership and policy committee are coordinating the free educational tour again this summer.The tour will depart from Warsaw City Park on Locust Street in Warsaw, KY 41095.  Registration starts at 8 a.m. EST, with the boat leaving the dock promptly at 9 a.m. EST. The river tour will end at noon, followed by lunch in the Warsaw City Park.“Traveling on the river through a lock and dam system is a unique opportunity for farmers to learn more about how the grain they grow is handled after it leaves their farms,” said Joe Steinkamp, chair of ISA’s membership and policy committee and farmer from Evansville, Ind. “The tour will highlight the importance of the waterway transportation system to Indiana’s agricultural industry, society, and economy.”While on the tour, participants will experience the mechanics of river transportation; hear local business owners explain how they use the river; and discover some history of the area.The tour is organized by the membership of ISA and ICGA and is sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Soybean Alliance (soybean checkoff), Kentucky Soybean Board, Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Soybean Council, Farm Credit Mid-America, and DuPont Pioneer.“Our sponsors are allowing us to provide farmers this opportunity free of charge,” said Herb Ringel, ICGA president and farmer from Wabash, Ind. “We want farmers to see and support the work we, as their policy representatives, do on their behalf in educating our stakeholders on the importance of our river system to American agriculture.”Lunch is included in the river tour, but space is limited to the first 175 participants. Registration can be completed online at www.indianasoybean.com/rivertour and preregistration is required.Interested participants should be aware that boarding a boat may be rather rigorous and could be difficult for individuals with mobility problems or disabilities. All participants must be 16 years of age or older. No open-toe shoes or heels are permitted on the tour.Source: ICGA and ISA Previous articleHas the Indiana State Fair Abandoned Livestock Agriculture?Next articleAugust Report Offers Lower Corn and Soybean Production than Estimates Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Aug 11, 2013 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Annual Ohio River Lock Tour Offers Farmers Insight on River Transportationlast_img read more

Journalist’s supposed killers confess in dubious video sent to TV station

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders has viewed a video that was sent anonymously to TV Azteca on 12 October that shows two naked men who have clearly been tortured and who are alleged to be the perpetrators of the 9 August murder of journalist Enrique Perea Quintanilla.Questioned by a man who does not appear on screen, they identify themselves as Leopoldo Rodríguez García and Armando Duarte Escobedo, and say they were ordered to kill Perea by three drug traffickers who they name as Gonzalo García (one of the leaders of the Juárez Cartel, based in the northern state of Chihuahua), Pedro Sánchez and “JL.” The Frontenet.com website, which posted the video online, reported that deputy prosecutor Eduardo Gómez is alleged to have protected certain drug traffickers and has been moved to another post. The day after it was broadcast, the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office asked TV Azteca to hand over the video.Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to verify the claims made on the video and, as a matter of principle, condemns this kind of parallel “justice.”___________________________________________________________11.08.2006 – Crime magazine editor shot dead in ChihuahuaReporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the murder of Enrique Perea Quintanilla (photo), a journalist based in the northern city of Chihuahua, whose body was found yesterday at a roadside 15 km south of the city with gunshot wounds to the head and chest. He was the founder and editor of Dos Caras, Una Verdad (Two Faces, One Truth), a monthly covering unsolved murders and drug trafficking.“We are deeply shocked by this murder, and disturbed about the impact it will have on investigative journalism in northern Mexico,” the press freedom organisation said. “We point out that, as a signatory of the Declaration of Chapultepec, Mexico is required to carry out a prompt investigation and to put a stop to the climate of impunity for attacks against the press.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We insist that investigators with the special prosecutor’s office that was set up in February should give priority to the possibility that Perea’s murder was linked to his work as a journalist. Everything must be done to establish the circumstances of this killing and punish those responsible.”Aside from the two gunshot wounds, Perea’s body bore the marks of torture. His car was found abandoned in the centre of Chihuahua. His two sons had reported his disappearance a few hours before his body was discovered.Aged 50, Perea was known for his coverage of police investigations. Before founding his own magazine in 2005, he had spent 20 years as a crime reporter for two local newspapers, El Heraldo de Chihuahua and El Diario de Chihuahua. He had recently written about corruption in the Chihuahua state government and the large number of unsolved crimes. He had reported being harassed by the local government because of his revelations.The Chihuahua prosecutor’s office said it suspected organised crime was behind Perea’s murder but had not yet established the motive. It is not yet working on the assumption that it was linked to his work.Ten journalist have been killed in Mexico in the past two years, mainly in the northern region adjoining the United States where the drug cartels operate. No one has been arrested or tried for ordering any of these murders. Because of the entrenched impunity, the investigations should not be left in the hands of the local authorities.In February, President Vicente Fox appointed lawyer David Vega Vera as a special prosecutor with the task of investigating the murders of journalists. Nonetheless, the intimidation and violence has continued, fostering growing self-censorship in the coverage of crime, corruption and drug trafficking.In addition to the 10 journalists who have been murdered, two others are missing. They are Alfredo Jiménez Mota of the newspaper El Imparcial, who disappeared in April 2005, and Rafael Ortiz Martínez of the Zócalo de Monclova, who disappeared in July of this year.After a fact-finding visit to northern Mexico, Reporters Without Borders issued a report on this subject on 21 June 2005: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=14151 MexicoAmericas October 17, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s supposed killers confess in dubious video sent to TV station Organisation Receive email alerts News News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico May 5, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the murder of Enrique Perea Quintanilla yesterday in the northern city of Chihuahua. The editor of Dos Caras, Una Verdad, a monthly that specialises in covering murders and drug trafficking, he was shot in the head and chest. May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go further Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Removing Barriers in Foreclosure Documentation

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles April 11, 2019 1,159 Views Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Admissibility is a key question in foreclosure cases. Authenticating documents for admission may complicate a plaintiff’s ability to prevail at trial. The Second District Court of Appeal has explained that loan modification agreements and various other documents are self-authenticating, thus easing the process of admission.In foreclosure trials, the plaintiff is normally correct about most of the facts: “There is a note.” “The borrower signed a mortgage.” “The borrower breached by failing to make required payments.” “A breach letter was sent.” “The payment history and related documents reflect the amounts due and owing under the terms of the note and mortgage.”Apart from the muddled issue of standing, the key issue in a case is normally focused on whether the servicer’s documentary evidence is admitted by the court. Admissibility involves two questions: Is the document authentic? Is the document admissible? Each question is equally important.Authentication or identification requires that a party present sufficient evidence to support a finding that the matter in question is what its proponent claims. However, documents which are self- authenticating are not subject to this rule. While it has been understood that certain documents, including the note, are “self-authenticating” within the meaning of section 90.902, Florida Statutes, the scope of documents subject to the self-authentication rule has been less clear.In Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Quest Systems, LLC, 2D17-1184 (Fla. 2d DCA Apr. 3, 2019), the court clarified this issue. The court highlighted the fact that the statute provides that all documents “relating to” commercial paper are self-authenticating. Based on this proposition, the court found that a loan modification agreement, being related to the note, was self-authenticating. Other documents that relate to the note may be similarly self-authenticating, removing one of the barriers to admission of the evidence and, thus, judgment in favor of plaintiff. Foreclosure Law Wells Fargo 2019-04-11 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The True Cost of Selling a Home Next: The Cities Where Natural Disaster Risk Is Lowest Van Ness Attorneys aka Van Ness Law Firm is a South Florida law firm located in Deerfield Beach and Miami with its roots representing the loan servicing industry handling Foreclosures, creditor-side bankruptcy, eviction and litigation. Anthony Van Ness Van Ness sits on the Legal League 100 Advisory Board and the law firm is also a certified minority owned business. About Author: Van Ness Attorneys Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Removing Barriers in Foreclosure Documentation Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Law Wells Fargo Home / Daily Dose / Removing Barriers in Foreclosure Documentationlast_img read more

Is a Recession Heading Our Way in 2020?

first_img Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Is a Recession Heading Our Way in 2020? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 29, 2019 2,066 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Is a recession heading our way in 2020? If so, what is The Federal Reserve doing to fight it? Well, that answer may change depending who you ask.A recent article from The New York Times stated while the current economic expansion is on track to become the longest on record, Fed officials are beginning the most extensive rethinking of how they set monetary policy since they set a formal target for inflation seven years ago.The results will help determine how long it can keep the good times going and how effectively it will be able to fight the next downturn.The Times added that any changes are likely to tilt policy in the direction of maintaining lower interest rates for longer periods, looking to get inflation to more consistently average 2%.Earlier this year, however, Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist at LendingTree, said that, while the housing market is expected to slow down in 2020, it should not be a cause for concern. Tendayi explained that LendingTree does not anticipate a recession this year on account of a strong labor market that will form the basis for growth. However, he added that political tensions will add to uncertainty and volatility, which may result in a loss of confidence and suppressed business and consumer spending.However, the question of whether a recession is imminent is a complicated one. In March, the three-month and the 10-year Treasury yields inverted for the first time since mid-2007.”Historically, an inverted yield curve is a significant sign that points to the development of an economic slowdown in the near to medium term,” said Ed Delgado, President & CEO of Five Star Global, at the time. “This latest development is another in a series of economic markers that support the possibility of a future recessionary cycle.”Ted Bauman, Senior Research Analyst and Economist at Banyan Hill Publishing, told DS News at the time, “For forecasters, inverting yield curves have about the same significance as voodoo-cursed totems for followers of that religion. That’s because they have preceded the last seven official U.S. recessions. They are, therefore, not to be taken lightly.”With the inversion coming on the heels of the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it was not planning further interest rate hikes this year, along with other concerns that an economic slowdown may be on the horizon, the inverted yield curve sent stocks plummeting.Diane Swonk, Chief Economist at Grant Thornton, told PBS News Hour that the inversion was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” for many investors.According to a recent Gallup Poll, about 39% of Americans think the economy is slowing down, while 17% think we’re already in a recession or depression. Related Articles  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Inverted Yield Curve Recession The Fedcenter_img Is a Recession Heading Our Way in 2020? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: How Climate Change Is Driving Foreclosure and Delinquency Next: Fraud, Foreclosure, and Community Blight in Buffalo Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Inverted Yield Curve Recession The Fed 2019-04-29 Mike Albanese Subscribelast_img read more

Actress Rakul Preet Singh Moves Delhi HC Seeking Urgent Interim Direction Restraining Media Reporting Against Her Regarding ‘Bollywood Drug Case’

first_imgNews UpdatesActress Rakul Preet Singh Moves Delhi HC Seeking Urgent Interim Direction Restraining Media Reporting Against Her Regarding ‘Bollywood Drug Case’ LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Sep 2020 7:12 AMShare This – xActress Rakul Preet Singh has filed an application before the Delhi High Court, seeking an “urgent ad interim direction” restraining the media from reporting on the Bollywood Drag Mafia case, so far as she is concerned. The actress has stated that the “slander campaign” being run by the media against her has done irreparable damage to her and her family, has largely invaded her right…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?LoginActress Rakul Preet Singh has filed an application before the Delhi High Court, seeking an “urgent ad interim direction” restraining the media from reporting on the Bollywood Drag Mafia case, so far as she is concerned. The actress has stated that the “slander campaign” being run by the media against her has done irreparable damage to her and her family, has largely invaded her right to privacy and has even affected her commercial interests, adversely. She has alleged that despite the High Court order urging the media to exercise restraint in their reports in this case, the news channels continue to air fake news, that malign and defame her. ‘Media Should Exercise Restraint, Follow Programme Code’, Delhi HC Directs In Rakul Preet Singh’s Plea Against Broadcasting Of Maligning Campaign Against Her Few of the many instances of such alleged fake reports, as claimed by the actress, are listed below: 1) It is alleged that on September 23, the media falsely reported that she was summoned by the NCB on the 24th of the month. Excerpts from the plea: The Petitioner was shocked to see media reports in the evening of 23.9.2020 to the effect that the Narcotics Control Bureau, Mumbai has summoned her to appear before it in Mumbai in the morning of 24.9.2020 in connection with the ongoing investigation in the Rhea Chakraborty’s narcotic drugs case. That the Petitioner had received no such summons from the NCB at either of her Hyderabad or Mumbai addresses, and accordingly she remained in Hyderabad. From the evening of 23.9.2020 itself, the media started running fake news to the effect that the Petitioner, who was in Hyderabad, had supposedly reached Mumbai on the evening of 23.9.2020 for the NCB investigation. The media reporters collected outside the Petitioner’s then empty residence in Mumbai in the morning of 24.9.2020, and broadcasted fake news that the Petitioner was holed up inside and “evading” the NCB summons. The Petitioner took the flight from Hyderabad to Mumbai on the evening of 24.9.2020, which was heavily covered by the media, thereby falsifying its earlier coverage of her having reached Mumbai on the evening of 23.9.2020 and supposedly hiding in her residence to dodge the NCB. 2) It is alleged that the media wrongly reported that the NCB had raided her Mumbai residence. Excerpts from the plea: The Petitioner’s father reached the Mumbai residence of the Petitioner. The NCB officers visited the said premises on 24.9.2020 at about 1.30 pm to serve the Summons dated 24.9.2020, which were duly received by the Petitioner’s father with endorsement that he was accepting the summons on behalf of the Petitioner who was in Hyderabad. This visit of the NCB officers to serve the summons was run as a fake news by the media now claiming that the NCB had “raided” the Mumbai residence of the Petitioner after alleged “attempt to misguide’ and joining probe late, under the tag line “Bollywood Cleanup”. 3) It is alleged that the media falsely reported that she exchanged drugs with actress Rhea Chakraborty. Excerpts from the plea: Rhea Chakraborty had left her pouch by mistake at the Petitioner’s residence, which, as per the Petitioner’s understanding as a non-smoker, contained Rhea’s Chakraborty’s rolled tobacco cigarette. Rhea Chakraborty asked the Petitioner to carry it when they were to meet next, but the Petitioner was busy shooting for a film and forgot. On 22.9.2018, when the Petitioner was at a shoot, she got a whatsapp text from Rhea Chakraborty as to whether she has a “doobs”, to which the Petitioner said “no”, and said that it was at her place. This solitary reference to a ‘doobs” on 22.9.2018 was nothing but mere rolled tobacco cigarette and not any banned substance, and that too, of Rhea Chakraborty. The media reported that the Petitioner has supposedly confessed to the NCB that “Rhea Chakraborty would get drugs sent to her house” or that “Rhea wanted to take back her drugs back”. The Petitioner denies that she made any such statement. 4) It is alleged that the media falsely reported that she implicated Dharma Productions’ employee, Kshitij Prasad. Excerpts from the plea: The media reported that the Petitioner has supposedly made claims on the role of Dharma employee, Kshitij Prasad to the effect that he regularly procured drugs, supplied drugs to several celebrities, gave drugs to at least 4 stars, and had approached the Petitioner to be his conduit. The Petitioner denies making any such statement or even ‘naming’ or ‘implicating’ any Kshitji Prasad as falsely reported. The Petitioner does not even know any Kshitji Prasad. In the backdrop of these allegations, Rakul Preet has submitted, “It is settled law that the media, even otherwise, ought not to act in a manner that is likely to hamper or interfere with a criminal investigation or cause undue publicity to a witness in such investigation. The Petitioner is entitled to a restraint order against the Respondents to ensure that the offending programmes and write ups pertaining to the allegations which are pending before the NCB in the criminal investigation are not broadcast, published, printed or circulated since the same may result in interference with the administration of justice and would be against the principle of fair trial or open justice.” The actress is represented by Advocates Dr. Aman Hingorani, Dr. Shweta Hingorani and Himanshu Yadav. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Government urged to waive commercial rates in Donegal

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter By News Highland – September 25, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Government urged to waive commercial rates in Donegalcenter_img Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleDonegal Airport suspends flights between Donegal & GlasgowNext articleLifford/Stranorlar virus outbreak ‘dramatic’ & ‘unusual’ News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty There are calls on the Government to fund Donegal County Council in place of commercial rates this year. Restaurants and bars in the county have been told to close their dining rooms from midnight tonight.They may only serve up to 15 people at a time outdoors.It’s estimated that 5,000 jobs will be lost and hundreds of outlets will shut as a result.Irish Hotels Federation Donegal branch chair, Paul Diver says the Government must waiver commercial rates and fund the Council directly instead:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/diver1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile Alice Lynch, Donegal Spokesperson for the Irish Vintners Federation of Ireland says while publicans know public health is a priority, more supports are needed urgently:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/alicelynch1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more