How I’d invest £500 in UK shares today

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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 12th June, 2021 How I’d invest £500 in UK shares today The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Landsec. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Landsec and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. If I had to invest a lump sum of £500 in UK shares today, I’d target two different types of stock.On the one hand, I’d pick a high-quality business, a company with high profit margins that should continue to prosper, no matter what the future holds for the UK economy.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Meanwhile, on the other hand, I’d buy a recovery stock. This could be a company with a bit of an uncertain future, which can generate high returns if the UK economy grows rapidly over the next few years. I’d also add a third business to my basket of UK shares. This company would have a mix of the two qualities outlined above. I think this combination of quality and recovery stocks could be the best way to invest £500. UK shares to buyThe high-quality enterprise I’d buy for my portfolio of UK shares is AstraZeneca. I think this company has all the hallmarks of a business that can grow year after year. Healthcare is an incredibly stable industry because there’ll always be a growing need for healthcare and related services.As one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Astra has a considerable competitive advantage in its existing product portfolio and research and development pipeline.Of course, there’ll always be a risk that the company’s research efforts don’t yield results. The pharmaceutical sector is also fiercely competitive. These are the key obstacles facing the enterprise. The recovery stock I’d buy for my £500 portfolio is Landsec. This landlord has suffered from falling property prices and low levels of rent collection over the past year. The pandemic may also have lasting effects on the firm’s office properties if there’s a significant shift towards working from home.That’s the most considerable risk the business faces today. Still, I’d buy the stock as a recovery play because its portfolio of properties can always be re-purposed. In addition, it owns some valuable real estate in London, which might have suffered a drop in value over the past 12 months but is unlikely to remain cheap for long, in my opinion. The best of both worldsThe final share I’d buy for my portfolio of UK shares is Lloyds Bank. I think this stock offers the best of both worlds. As the economy recovers, I believe the firm’s earnings should improve, thanks to higher lending levels. At the same time, as one of the UK’s largest banks, there’ll always be a demand for the lender’s services.I think these qualities suggest the stock is both a recovery and defensive investment. The group’s main challenge at the moment is low interest rates. Low rates are compressing profit margins, and if they drop further, Lloyds’ profits will drop further as well. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Win with Gillette Fusion and Jonny Wilkinson

first_imgThursday Jun 17, 2010 Win with Gillette Fusion and Jonny Wilkinson A few weeks back we posted a quick fire questions video with Jonny Wilkinson. Today we’ve got something similar, but this time around you stand to win great prizes with Gillette Fusion, who Wilkinson is an ambassador for.As England return to Sydney and the scene of their famous win over Australia in the 2003 World Cup final, coach Martin Johnson has chosen to leave Wilkinson on the bench for the second Test, opting instead for Toby Flood.This has come as a surprise for many, especially down under, as theyd have thought that the mental edge might have been with the now 31-years-old Wilkinson, who has beaten the Wallabies twice in Australia.Johnson, who lifted the trophy in 2003, was questioned by Robbie Deans and a few senior Wallaby players for the move, but hes happy with what hes decided on.“We’re very comfortable if Jonny Wilkinson starts a Test match for us obviously, but I think Toby’s played very, very well for us and it’s part of his experience gathering with playing down here in a big southern hemisphere Test match, and he’ll be better for it.”“There’s always rationale for playing Jonny Wilkinson, but we like what we’ve got with Toby and Jonny on the bench,” he said. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Win with Gillette Fusion and Jonny Wilkinson | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Sales link to charity donations for Wal-Mart

Howard Lake | 15 February 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sales link to charity donations for Wal-Mart  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wal-Mart Stores Inc, who recently bought UK supermarket chain Asda, have announced that their most successful stores are also the most generous.They suggest there is a link between the turnover of a store to the amount it donates locally to charity.If only it were that simple or predictable. Read Wal-Mart Finds Sales, Charity Link by Kristen Everett at the Washington Post. Advertisement 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. read more

Global pressure mounts on Philly DA Krasner to do right by Mumia

first_imgNearly 200 people, enduring steady rain, demonstrated outside the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner on Jan. 5. It was the second protest there in just over a week after Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker issued a ruling that gives political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal the chance to overturn his unjust 1982 conviction.Activists held a brief rally celebrating Tucker’s Dec. 27 decision before taking to the streets with the message: “Tell DA Krasner: Don’t stand in the way of justice for Mumia!” The event, billed as a “People’s Constitutional Protest Party for Mumia’s Freedom,” was sponsored by the Mobilization4Mumia and endorsed by the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, International Action Center, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (NYC), Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, Educators for Mumia, MOVE, Food Not Bombs Solidarity, Workers World/Mundo Obrero, Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia and others. People attended from New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey.Historic ruling opens way for broader appealsJudge Tucker’s historic Dec. 27 ruling granted Abu-Jamal new rights to appeal convictions and rejected appeals between 1995 and 2012 and gave him 30 days to file his appeals. Krasner also has 30 days to appeal Tucker’s ruling. Speakers at the rally called on Krasner to cease defending former Philadelphia DA and then Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge Ron Castille’s now discredited claim of impartiality. Tucker, whose decision chastised Castille for his obvious bias and lack of impartiality, ruled that allowing Abu-Jamal to go forward with re-arguing his appeals “would best serve the appearance of justice.” The groundbreaking decision could impact many other prisoners whose appeals were denied by biased and pro-cop judges.A march following the rally stopped at busy intersections, blocking traffic with brief speakouts, before ending at the William Way LGBT Community Center for an indoor speakout and organizing meeting. Attendees included a broad spectrum of activists, from many who knew Mumia and have fought for his freedom for decades, to newer and younger people, many of whom were born after Mumia was imprisoned.Longtime activists Pam Africa and Ralph Poynter kicked off the indoor event. James Chisolm Jr. recounted being a high-school organizer with Mumia at Benjamin Franklin High School, fighting racism within the school system in the 1970s. Wayne Alexander Cook, Mumia’s nephew, marched and later spoke about the ways his Uncle Mumia and other family members helped guide him to become more politically aware. The rally was chaired by Johanna Fernández from the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home. Megan Malachi, with Philadelphia REAL Justice, described Mumia’s struggle as a key part of the ongoing fight against racism and police brutality. REAL Justice has led a two-year campaign to take down a statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo from a prominent location near City Hall. Malachi noted that the removal of this tribute to one of Philadelphia’s most notoriously racist politicians would not be just a symbolic victory.Palestinian activist Susan Abulhawa brought messages of solidarity from Palestinians struggling against state repression and some of the highest rates of incarceration globally. She recounted attempts by Israeli supporters to label Black activists like Marc Lamont Hill, and more recently Alice Walker, as “anti-Semitic” because of their support for Palestine, while she and other Palestinian activists have been attacked for supporting Mumia. Monica Moorehead, a leader of Millions for Mumia of IAC, urged younger activists to learn the lessons of the struggle to free Mumia and to make it their own. The group brought more than 25,000 people to Philadelphia in support of Abu-Jamal in the late 1990s.The final hour of the indoor event was devoted to addressing necessary organizational tasks as the movement to free Mumia shifts into higher gear. Media work, social media networking, education, community and labor outreach, and fundraising are needed. Plans for a rally in Philadelphia on April 20 were also discussed. There was clearly a buzz of excitement in the hall as nearly everyone participated in an organizational breakout group.Still time to sign petition KrasnerAs DA Krasner is clearly under pressure from the Fraternal Order of Police to oppose Tucker’s decision and block efforts to free Mumia, Abu-Jamal supporters have bombarded his office with daily phone calls and emails, plus a Twitter storm on Jan. 4, the day before the rally.Letters to Krasner in support of Abu-Jamal have come from labor unions, including the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in San Francisco; the Oakland Education Association; Philadelphia IWW; Doro-Chiba, the Japanese rail workers’ union; and the 100,000-member International Dockworkers Council based in Spain. A petition to Krasner to “do the right thing” continues to gather signatures. More than 500 signed petitions were delivered to Krasner on Jan. 2. Since then, RootsAction has picked up on the petition initiated by Mobilization4Mumia via Actionnetwork.org. Collectively, over 4,000 more people have signed the online challenge; these names will be delivered to Krasner this week. To sign the petition, visit tinyurl.com/mumiapetition.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

French Lick is Destination for Upcoming Indiana Farm Bureau Convention

first_img By Andy Eubank – Nov 15, 2017 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Home Indiana Agriculture News French Lick is Destination for Upcoming Indiana Farm Bureau Convention Facebook Twitter Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 SHARE How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Previous articleSoil Fertility a Key Factor After HarvestNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 16, 2017 Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Farm-Bureau-Convention-returns-to-French-LickThe Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention heads to southern Indiana this year, December 7-9. The convention returns to French Lick Resort and West Baden Springs Hotel. INFB President Randy Kron says they’re happy to be going back.“We’ve been there a couple times now and our members just love the place,” he told HAT “Around Christmas time and the way they decorate it, they enjoy it. A lot of people, even the ones from up north say they enjoy making the trip and seeing West Baden and French Lick. It’s a great location.”Members should enjoy a true fireside chat with the president on Friday the 8th. Kron will respond to INFB member questions on a variety of ag issues.“It’s something we’re doing a little bit differently instead of the president’s address. I’ve said that it kind of reflects agriculture has changed and Farm Bureau has to change along with it and the different generations. So, we’re going to try a different format and have a question and answer session on what’s important and what’s happened throughout the year. Actually, as they’re registering members are able to send in some questions. I know we’re going to take a few of those questions and try to answer what’s on their mind.”The convention offers various breakout sessions, providing a member update on subjects like taxes: fair taxes, property taxes and tax reform.“That’s a big topic in our nation’s capital right now,” Kron said. “Hopefully we’ll know a little more then what the proposals are so we can have some discussions about it and how it’s going to impact agriculture. You know in any kind of plan like that there’s going to be winners and losers. We’ll also talk about some nutrient management and big issues around water quality and things that we can do. As always there will be an outlook for agriculture and what’s happening in the agriculture economy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that that one is a little more positive and we’re turning the corner now.”Also during the state convention watch the Young Farmer Discussion Meet competition Friday and Saturday, walk through the Expo, enjoy a ride on the Polar Express, and there is a contested election for INFB second vice president. Registration deadline is Sunday, November 26, 2017.Click here for the full convention agenda.Visit the HAT YouTube channel for a closer look at the historic venue for the INFB state convention. Facebook Twitter Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 All quotes are delayed snapshots Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Name Sym Last Change French Lick is Destination for Upcoming Indiana Farm Bureau Convention Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 SHARE STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

PPS confirm charges against men arrested in connection with death of Constable Philipa Reynolds

first_img Previous articleDeignan looks to World Championship Ireland squadNext articleFamily of Cllr Eddie Fullerton considering legal action against Justice Minister News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire The PPS in the North has confirmed that the driver of a car involved in a collision in which a 27 year old PSNI constable lost her life is being charged with manslaughter.25 year old Shane Frane and 23 year old Conor Tyrone Clarence, both with addresses at the Simon Community, Bond’s Hill in Derry have been in custody since the incident on February 9th in which Constable Philipa Reynolds died.In court today, a solicitor representing the Public Prosecution Service said it had been decided that Frane, who was driving the car, should face a manslaughter charge, and that Clarence, his passenger, should face a charge of assisting offenders.Both men were further remanded in custody to appear again on September 12th. Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook News Facebook Pinterest PPS confirm charges against men arrested in connection with death of Constable Philipa Reynoldscenter_img By News Highland – August 22, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Govt. Can’t Close Its Eyes Towards Atrocities Committed By Black Marketeers During COVID: MP HC Upholds NSA Detention

first_imgNews UpdatesGovt. Can’t Close Its Eyes Towards Atrocities Committed By Black Marketeers During COVID: MP HC Upholds NSA Detention Sparsh Upadhyay23 Nov 2020 12:49 AMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court recently refused to quash the detention order passed against a Businessman, an alleged Black Marketeer, accused of siphoning food grain, which was meant to be distributed to poor people under the Public Distribution System and who had allegedly stored the same for the purpose of black-marketing.The Bench of Justice S. C. Sharma and Justice Shailendra Shukla…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 Madhya Pradesh High Court recently refused to quash the detention order passed against a Businessman, an alleged Black Marketeer, accused of siphoning food grain, which was meant to be distributed to poor people under the Public Distribution System and who had allegedly stored the same for the purpose of black-marketing.The Bench of Justice S. C. Sharma and Justice Shailendra Shukla was hearing the plea of one Neetu Agrawal, wife of Shri Deepak Agrawal, being aggrieved by order dated 24/09/2020 passed by District Magistrate, Neemuch, under Section 3(2) of the National Security Act, 1980 against her husband.Case against the Petitioner’s husbandTwo cases were registered against the husband of the Petitioner for offences punishable under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 read with Section 3 and 7 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.The FIR filed against him states that the petitioner had siphoned food grain, which was meant to be distributed to poor people under the Public Distribution System and had stored the same for black-marketing.A report was forwarded to the Superintendent of Police by District Magistrate keeping in view Section 3(2) of the National Security Act, 1980 and the District Magistrate, based upon the report received, formed an opinion after following due process of law to pass an order under the National Security Act, 1980.An order was passed on 24/09/2020. The order of detention was approved by the State Government vide order dated 03/10/2020 in the exercise of powers conferred under Section 3(4) of the National Security Act, 1980.Thereafter, the Advisory Board constituted under Section 9 of National Security Act, 1980 confirmed the order of detention by an order dated 20/10/2020.Arguments put forthThe petitioner’s contention was that two cases have been registered against her husband and bail has been granted to her husband by an order dated 11/09/2020 and by an order dated 24/09/2020, in both the criminal cases.It was argued that the impugned order passed by the respondents (detaining Petitioner’s husband), suffers from total non-application of mind and only on the basis of registration of bailable offences against her husband, the order has been passed.On the other hand, the stand of the State Government was that during COVID, people are dying out of hunger, people don’t have food grains to cook, the majority of the population is able to survive only on a meal in a day, they are not able to get a meal twice a day and the Government of India as well as State Government is making all possible endeavour to supply food grains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) to the citizens and persons like husband of the petitioner are siphoning the food grains meant for distribution under the Public Distribution System for black-marketing it.Court’s ObservationsThis Court, in its order, observed,”The petitioner was certainly a threat to public order as he was involved in siphoning the food grains meant for free distribution/distribution under PDS, especially in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and therefore, there was sufficient ground in existence before the District Magistrate to pass an order under the National Security Act, 1980.”Further, the Court also noted,”We are dealing with an extraordinary situation of COVID-19 Pandemic, people are dying out of hunger and the State Government cannot close its eyes towards the atrocities which are being committed by the black marketers, who are stopping the supply of food grains to the poor people and who are breaking the chain of supplies of food grain.”The Court also observed that in the instant case, the petitioner, by storing the food grains, which was supposed to be distributed free/under the Public Distribution System to poor people is certainly responsible for the offences under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 as well as Indian Penal Code, 1860 and keeping in view COVID-19 Pandemic, the ingredients of Section 3 are fulfilled.The Court also took into account the fact that a huge quantity of food grain was recovered from the godown of the husband of the petitioner and in this context, the Court said,”As there is no error in the decision making procedure by the District Magistrate, the procedure prescribed under the Act has been followed and there was enough material to form an opinion, the question of interference by this Court does not arise.”Importantly, the Court remarked,”We are dealing with a case during COVID-19 Pandemic and as already stated earlier people don’t have a job, people are suffering on account of COVID-19 Pandemic, people don’t have food to eat and the Governments are making all possible efforts to continue food supply to poor people and in such a scenario black-marketing is being done, supplies are being siphoned, supplies are being stored to gain profit.”Lastly, the Court said that there was ample material before the District Magistrate to form an opinion, the two cases registered against the husband of the petitioner are of very serious nature keeping in view COVID-19 Pandemic. Resultantly, the Writ Petition was dismissed.Case title – Neetu Agrawal v. State of Madhya Pradesh and Others [Writ Petition No.15330/2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read ORder]Next Storylast_img read more

Delhi Court Orders Release Of Passports, Mobile Phones And Other Belongings Of 31 Tablighi Jamaat Foreign Nationals, LOCs Closed For All 35 Foreign Nationals

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court Orders Release Of Passports, Mobile Phones And Other Belongings Of 31 Tablighi Jamaat Foreign Nationals, LOCs Closed For All 35 Foreign Nationals Nupur Thapliyal20 Feb 2021 11:20 PMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Saturday ordered the release of passports, mobile phones and other belongings of 31 tablighi jamaat foreign nationals who were acquitted on 15th December 2020. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Arun Kumar Garg ordered the release while dealing with applications made for the release of their passport, mobile phones and other belongings in the custody of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court on Saturday ordered the release of passports, mobile phones and other belongings of 31 tablighi jamaat foreign nationals who were acquitted on 15th December 2020. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Arun Kumar Garg ordered the release while dealing with applications made for the release of their passport, mobile phones and other belongings in  the custody of Crime Branch. Advocates Ashima Mandla and Mandakini Singh appeared for the foreign nationals whereas Additional Public Prosecutor Sanjay Mishra appeared for the State. The tablighi jamaat foreign nationals were acquitted by the Court vide order dated 15.12.2020. However, pursuant to the Supreme Court order dated 13.01.2021, the Apex Court had directed the Government to facilitate the return of the acquitted persons. In view of this, the DCP Crime Branch had closed the LOC(s) of the said persons on 17th February 2021. Therefore, the release of passport and other belongings was prayed by the applicants. It is pertinent to note that the LOC has been closed for all the 35 tablighi jamaat foreign nationals, out of which 4 people have already been given passports and other belongings. However, one Bechir Yanes of Tunisia died on 5th January 2021. Remaining people are free do go to their respective countries. The Investigating Officer in the case however denied the said contention by submitting in the Court that no belongings of the applicants were in custody of the Crime Branch. He also submitted that no appeal or revision was filed in the matter with regards to the acquittal order. “In view of the aforesaid submissions made on behalf of the parties and considering the facts that the accused have already been acquitted by this Court vide judgment dated 15.12.2020, non filing of any appeal/revision by the State against judgment dated 15.12.2020 of this Court till date and that LOC(s) qua the applicant(s) is disposed off with the direction to release the original passport(s) of the applicant(s) to the applicant(s) or his/her (their) attorney against proper acknowledgment as per rules, after verification of his/her (their) identity.” The Court ordered. 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

Calcutta High Court Registers Suo Moto Case To Monitor Mentally Ill Prisoners In Terms Of Sheela Barse Case

first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta High Court Registers Suo Moto Case To Monitor Mentally Ill Prisoners In Terms Of Sheela Barse Case Akshita Saxena2 April 2021 2:01 AMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court has registered a suo moto case to monitor the mental health and other allied matters of various convicts and undertrial prisoners lodged in various correctional homes in West Bengal and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The case has been registered on the basis of administrative directions issued by Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan,…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 Calcutta High Court has registered a suo moto case to monitor the mental health and other allied matters of various convicts and undertrial prisoners lodged in various correctional homes in West Bengal and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The case has been registered on the basis of administrative directions issued by Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan, in terms of the Supreme Court’s directions in Sheela Barse v. Union of India & Ors., (1995) 5 SCC 654. In this case, the Supreme Court was dealing with a letter petition highlighting the deplorable manner in which mentally ill women and children were kept in Presidency Jail at Calcutta. After passing several directions in the case to ameliorate the situation, the Supreme Court had asked all the High Courts to monitor and ensure proper implementation of its orders in their respective States. The Chief Justice of each High Court was directed to designate a Judge for this purpose, who would be responsible to ensure the wellbeing of such detenus. The High Courts were also granted liberty to pass such further orders as may be necessary to protect and improve the conditions of detention centres. Recently, Chief Justice Radhakrishnan observed that no such matter was pending before the Calcutta High Court. In view thereof, Justice Shampa Sarkar has been nominated to deal with the instant suo moto case. The issues that will be primarily addressed in the case are as follows: To judicially supervise, monitor and oversee the mentally ill convicts/undertrials at appropriate intervals who are locked up in various correctional homes in the State of West Bengal as also in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. To pass suitable, appropriate and necessary directions as may be necessitated in order to improve the wellness/wellbeing/conditions of such mentally ill convicts/undertrials. In furtherance of the above, the following authorities have been impleaded: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Union of India Department of Health and Family Welfare, State of West BengalLegal Services Committee of the High CourtState Legal Services Authority, West BengalRegistrar General, Calcutta High Court The matter is fixed for hearing on April 16, 2021. Case Title: In Re: Mental Health and Mental Health Care and allied matters concerning convicts/undertrials detained in various correctional homes in West Bengal and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in terms of Supreme Court directions Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Assam NRC- Citizen Can’t Be Declared Foreigner Just Because Linkage Is Not Shown With All Relatives : Gauhati High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesAssam NRC- Citizen Can’t Be Declared Foreigner Just Because Linkage Is Not Shown With All Relatives : Gauhati High Court Nupur Thapliyal11 April 2021 2:12 AMShare This – xA person who has proved linkage with parents/grandparents, whose names are in voters lists, can’t be declared a foreigner just because he did not show linkage with all relatives.In an astonishing order, a Foreigners Tribunal in Assam had declared a man named Haidar Ali as a foreigner although he had established the link with the names of his father and grandfather entered in the voters lists of 1965 and 1970.The Tribunal at Barpeta observed that since Haider Ali had failed to establish his linkage with other projected relatives in the voters list. Therefore, 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?LoginIn an astonishing order, a Foreigners Tribunal in Assam had declared a man named Haidar Ali as a foreigner although he had established the link with the names of his father and grandfather entered in the voters lists of 1965 and 1970.The Tribunal at Barpeta observed that since Haider Ali had failed to establish his linkage with other projected relatives in the voters list. Therefore, the Tribunal held that he had failed to show the linkage properly.This order of the Tribunal was set-aside by the Guahati High Court observing that it was not necessary for the person to show linkage with all relatives mentioned in the voters list.The High Court observed that non explanation of the linkage of a person with other names as shown along with his grandparents names in the voters list of 1970 “does not affect the credibility or genuineness to show his linkage with his grandparents.””What was crucial and required of the petitioner was to prove before the Tribunal was that Harmuz Ali was his father and that his father, Harmuz Ali was the son of Nadu Miya, who were admittedly Indians. The fact that Harmuz Ali was the son of Nadu Miya has been already duly proved by theaforesaid voters lists of 1970 and 1965, genuineness of which was not questioned by the State. Thus, non explanation of relationship of the petitioner with other persons mentioned in the voters list of 1970 cannot be aground for disbelieving the correctness of the entry of the names of the grandparents in the voters list, when the correctness of the entry of the names of the petitioner’s father and grandfather was not questioned”, the High Court said.”What is important to note is that the “fact in issue” before the Tribunal was, whether the petitioner was the son of Harmuz Ali and in turn, was the grandson of Nadu Miya, the father of Harmuz Ali, and whether the petitioner could trace his ancestry to the said Nadu Miya through Harmuz Ali, as Nadu Miya was admittedly an Indian who had been casting his vote since 1966. As such, the fact in issue was not whether the petitioner had other relatives also.Thus, non-mentioning of his other relatives as well as that of his father cannot be a ground for disbelieving his testimony and the documents relied upon by the petitioner. Of course, if the petitioner had disclosed in more detail the family tree, it would rather strengthen his claim, but failure to disclose the names of all the members of the family cannot weaken his case and render his evidence unreliable, nor reduce the credibility of his evidence,when there are other corroborating evidences”.Furthermore, the Court also observed that the non disclosure of names of other relatives and non production of relevant evidences, other than what matters, cannot render the evidence of a person unreliable. In view of this the Court held that all the evidences are “corroborative in nature” and failure to disclose all relevant facts “does not ipso facto lead to the inference that his evidence is unreliable.”With these observations, a division bench of Justice N. Kotiswar Singh and Justice Manish Choudhury set aside the Foreigners Tribunal’s order which declared Haider Ali as foreigner.For the purposes of getting entry in the Assam National Register of Citizens, a person has to trace back lineage to persons who were residing in India before the cut-off date of March 24, 1971.The Court also observed that the revenue records and other documents even though not creating title, are corroborating evidences to show linkage with his father and grandparents.Case Before the Tribunal After the notice from the Foreigners Tribunal was sent to Ali on 11th June 2018, written statement was filed by Ali stating that he was declared as foreigner without the authorities making a proper investigation or a field visit. Moreover, it was submitted he was never asked to produce any documents to substantiate his claims. It was submitted by Ali that his grandparents’ names appeared in the voters lists of 1965 and 1970 with their respective house numbers and that his parents name appeared in the voter lists of 2010 and 2018. Furthermore, it was also submitted that the grandfather’s property was inherited by his father and other brothers in support of which revenue receipts were produced in the Court. Accordingly written statement was filed by Ali in the Tribunal showing his electoral identity card issued by the ECI along with that of his father. Other documents including Birth Certificate, Village Certificate and High School records showing his father’s details were also placed on record. The Tribunal after examining the original records held that the petitioner had failed to discharge his burden of proving that he is an Indian as required under Section 9 of Foreigners Act, 1946 and accordingly, declared him to be a foreigner under Section 2(a) of the Foreigners Act, 1946. The reasoning given by the Tribunal was that Ali had failed to prove his link with other persons mentioned in the voter list of 1970 and also with his father and grandparents.High Court Observations 1. Non Explanation of Linkage Does Not Affect Credibility To Show Link with Grandparents The High Court after distinguishing with the reasoning of the Tribunal observed thus: “In our opinion, non-explanation of the linkage of the petitioner with others whose names were shown along with his grandparents in the voters list of 1970 does not affect the credibility or genuineness of the evidence in the form of voters list of 1970, to show the linkage of the petitioner with his grandparents.” Observing that the voter lists show the names of his grandparents which proved them to be Indian citizens, the Court held that Ali’s father is clearly shown to be the son of his grandparents in view of the voter lists of 1965, 1970 and 1971. “Thus, non explanation of relationship of the petitioner with other persons mentioned in the voters list of 1970 cannot be a ground for disbelieving the correctness of the entry of the names of the grandparents in the voters list, when the correctness of the entry of the names of the petitioner’s father and grandfather was not questioned. Thus, the plea of the petitioner that his father, Harmuz Ali was the son of Nadu Miya stands proved.” The Court observed at the outset. 2. Observations on Functioning of the Tribunal Noting that a written statement under the provisions of CPC is a defence put by the defendant to respond to the allegations, the Court observed that in cases of proceedings before the Tribunal, no such plaint or charge is filed except for informing the said proceedee through a “mere notice or summon” issued by the Tribunal alleging that he is not an Indian citizen. “From the records, it is also seen that after issuing summons to the proceedee or before issuing summons to the proceedee, the Tribunal does not examine any of the persons who had made the reference or who had conducted the investigation against the proceedee to hold that the proceedee is a foreigner. Thus, the proceedee is totally in dark as to how he came to be considered to be a foreigner and not an Indian.” The Court observed. Furthermore, it was observed that all opportunities should be given to the proceedee to enable him to produce all the documents in his possession “even at later stage” to substantiate his claim that he is an Indian citizen. Noting that the names of other relatives of Ali’s father were brought into notice only during the cross examination, the Court observed thus: “This disclosure does not in any way, in our view, shake the credibility of the evidence of the proceedee merely because the same was not disclosed in the written statement or in his evidence-in-chief. On the contrary, this disclosure fortifies his evidence and shows the truthfulness of the witness by not hiding any relationship. The disclosure of this information does not contradict any previous statement for it was never stated by the petitioner nor his father that his father did not have any other siblings.” 3. Non disclosure of Names of Other Relatives Cannot Render his Evidence UnreliableThe Court observed that the fact in issue before the Tribunal was with regards to his ancestry linkage and not whether he had other relatives also. Therefore, the Court held that non-mentioning of his other relatives as that of his father cannot be a ground for disbelieving his testimony and the documents relied upon by the petitioner. “All the evidences are corroborative in nature and failure to disclose all the relevant facts does not ipso facto lead to the inference that his evidence is unreliable. The more evidences one adduces, the better for him. But there is no law nor dictum that if the proceedee does not disclose the names of all the other relatives, other than what matters and does not produce all the relevant evidences other than what matters, his evidence cannot be believed.” The Court observed. Furthermore, the Court while noting that the practice followed so far is that nothing is furnished to the proceedee by the State except a notice or summon and that the onus of proof under sec. 9 of the Foreigners Act 1946 is also upon the proceedee, observed that: “The Tribunal does not direct the proceedee to produce any document. It is for the proceedee to produce such evidences and documents in support of his claim that he is an Indian. The more credible evidences he produces, the better for him. Yet, production of less evidences cannot necessarily lead to rejection of the claim of the proceedee nor drawing of any adverse inference.” 4. Revenue Records are Corroborating Evidences even if No Title is Created The Court also went ahead to observe: “We are of the opinion that though the Jamabandi and other revenue receipts cannot create the title, nevertheless, these are corroborating evidences to show that the petitioner’s father and his grandfather were in possession of certain land during the aforesaid period of 1966 to 1971, and as such they were residents of Assam.” Relying on the documents produced by the petitioner in detail, the Court observed that the standard of proof in a proceeding under the Tribunal is preponderance of probability and not proof beyond all reasonable doubt and if the petitioner has been able to prove that the names of his father and grandfather were shown in 1966 and 1971 thereby showing his linkage with them on the strength of voters lists after 1971, the Tribunal cannot reject the claim of the petitioner, merely because some documentary evidence were not produced. In view of the aforesaid observations, the Court allowed the petition and set aside the Tribunal’s order dated 30th January 2019 by holding Ali to be an Indian and not a foreigner. Click Here To Read JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more