Equity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EBL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.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)  2019 interim results for the half year.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

Kaino named NZRU Player of the Year

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The full list of winners at the 2011 Steinlager Rugby Awards is as follows:NZRU Age Grade Player of the Year·           Sam Cane (Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Under 20)Richard Crawshaw Memorial Sevens Player of the Year·           Tim Mikkelson (Waikato, New Zealand Sevens)NZRU Referee of the Year·         Bryce LawrenceNZRU Women’s Player of the Year·         Fiao’o Fa’amausili (Auckland, Black Ferns)Charles Monro Rugby Volunteer of the Year·         Andy MacDonald (Canterbury)Investec Super Rugby Player of the Year·         Wyatt Crockett (Canterbury, Crusaders, All Blacks)Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year·         Piri Weepu – Whakatohea (Wellington, Hurricanes, All Blacks)Heartland Championship Player of the Year·         Jon Smyth (Wanganui, Heartland XV)ITM Cup Player of the Year·         Aaron Cruden (Manawatu)adidas Team of the Year·         All BlacksNZRU Coach of the Year·         Graham Henry (All Blacks)Steinlager Salver for an Outstanding Contribution to New Zealand Rugby·         Jock HobbsKelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year·         Jerome Kaino (Auckland, Blues, All Blacks) Nominated for the IRB’s Junior Player of the Year after showing outstanding form at the Junior World Championship, New Zealand Under 20 and Bay of Plenty flanker Sam Cane picked up the NZRU Age Grade Player of the Year; Waikato’s Tim Mikkelson won the Richard Crawshaw Memorial Sevens Player of the Year; and All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu capped off a remarkable comeback to be named the Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year.Test referee Bryce Lawrence won the NZRU Referee of the Year award for a fourth time; and Canterbury Rugby’s Andy MacDonald was named the Charles Monro Rugby Volunteer of the Year Award for his services to community rugby, which include administration and groundsman duties, and coaching the Parklands Rugby Under 13s, Shirley Boys’ High School Under 16 and Canterbury Under 13 representative teams.The hero of the Manawatu Turbos and All Blacks first five-eighth Aaron Cruden was named the ITM Cup Player of the Year.The Heartland Championship Player of the Year Award went to Wanganui’s Jon Smyth. A member of the 2011 Heartland XV and the Meads Cup-winning Wanganui team, the lock has played 50 consecutive first-class matches for his Provincial Union.Special PresentationsThe Steinlager Salver, a special presentation to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand rugby, was presented to former All Blacks captain and recent NZRU Chairman Jock Hobbs. Acclaimed for his leadership in New Zealand’s 2005 winning bid to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup, illness forced Hobbs’ early retirement from his roles as Chairman of the NZRU and the RWC tournament body, Rugby New Zealand 2011.A Canterbury flanker in his playing days, Hobbs debuted for the All Blacks in 1983 and after captaining 16 matches including four Tests, he continued to utilise his leadership skills as an influential administrator. The successful bid to host the Rugby World Cup and the resounding success of the tournament, are testament to Hobbs’ personal integrity and the mana he commands on the international stage.The IRB this year also honoured Hobbs with the Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – AUGUST 06: Jerome Kaino of the All Blacks looks on during the Tri-Nations Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies at Eden Park on August 6, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) Kaino was named the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the YearJerome Kaino’s massive contribution to the All Blacks’ 2011 campaign was rewarded when the powerhouse loose forward was named the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year at tonight’s Steinlager Rugby Awards which also celebrated the remarkable achievements of rugby hero Jock Hobbs and our own Rugby World Cup- winning All Blacks.Kaino, 28, pipped two of his All Blacks team mates – captain Richie McCaw and second five-eighth Ma’a Nonu – to win the award, which was presented by Pam Tremain to Jerome’s brother Kaino Kaino on his behalf.  The award was one of 13 presented at the New Zealand Rugby Union’s annual premier awards event at the Langham Hotel in Auckland.Kaino’s relentless work rate and ball skills made him almost irreplaceable and he played all but 55 seconds of Rugby World Cup 2011.  Kaino was also nominated for the IRB Player of the Year.The 2011 Investec Super Rugby Player of the Year award went to Crusaders and All Blacks loosehead prop Wyatt Crockett.The World Champion All Blacks emerged as the 2011 adidas Team of the Year, edging out the ITM Cup-winning Canterbury team, Investec Super Rugby Finalists, the Crusaders; and the World Series-winning New Zealand Sevens team.Auckland and Black Ferns forward Fiao’o Fa’amausili took out the Women’s Player of the Year award reflecting her status as one of the leading hookers in the women’s game on the international stage.All Blacks Head Coach Graham Henry won the 2011 New Zealand Rugby Coach of the Year.  Henry retired from the job as one of the most successful coaches of all time, guiding the All Blacks to an 85 per cent winning record – a remarkable 88 victories from 103 Tests, during his eight years.Henry headed off a field which included Canterbury Coach Rob Penny who guided his team to a fourth successive national provincial title in this year’s ITM Cup and Gordon Tietjens who steered the New Zealand Sevens team to their ninth HSBC Sevens World Series win.Henry was the sole nominee and recipient of the 2011 IRB Coach of the Year award – the fifth time he has won the accolade.last_img read more

New electronic collecting box launched

first_imgThe machine is operated by a touch-sensitive screen, and can accept donations by Visa, Mastercard, Switch, Delta and AMEX. Donors can choose which amount to give, and transactions take just 10 seconds. Donations can be made tax-efficiently by Gift Aid: all donors have to do is enter their postcode and house name or number. Donors quickly receive a printed receipt and voucher.Fenton says that the machine can be set up “within minutes” and can run in unattended operation 24 hours a day. It needs just a 13 amp plug to operate.The National Trust is already in negotiations to set up a pilot scheme, according to Fenton. The collecting box is designed for events or opportunities that encourage spur of the moment giving and is designed, says its creator, to replace “outdated tin shaking”. Donors simply insert their credit or debit card, thereby removing any worries about cash security.Tony Lewis, Director of Sales and Marketing at Minerva, said: “Minerva are able to provide the secure software that is so vital when dealing with personal bank details. The machine sends the card details of the transaction over a secure line and deletes them from its memory afterwards ensuring card details are not left on the machine.”A Donorpoint machine will be on display at Minerva’s stand (number 60) at the CHASE Conference and Exhibition from 19 – 20 February 2003 at the Business Design Centre in Islington. 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. Donorpoint is a new free standing cash-point-like collecting box that accepts credit and debit card donations, thereby removing concerns over cash security.Donorpoint has been created by Geoffrey Fenton, Managing Director of Wild Yeast, “The Raising Agent for Charities,” and runs on software written by Minerva Computer Systems, based in Cheltenham.Fenton explains: “The system is free standing and works like a cash point machine but instead of taking money out you can use your credit or debit card to give money to charity. We are working with Minerva as they have the systems in place for this to be a success.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 New electronic collecting box launchedcenter_img Howard Lake | 14 February 2003 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Events Giving/Philanthropy Technology  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

A world outraged supports Gaza demonstrations

first_imgLondonAug. 9 — Sometimes by the hundreds, sometimes by the thousands, sometimes even by the hundreds of thousands, people marched in city after city around the globe in support of the people of Gaza. Many were responding to a call by a coalition of Palestinian mass organizations to come out to support the movement for boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel.From London to Cape Town, from Paris to Amman, from Berlin to Tokyo, from Marseilles to Melbourne, from Delhi to Helsinki, from Dublin to Valencia to Bangkok, even to Tel Aviv, in many different languages, with chants and signs and banners, the world’s people sent one message loud and clear — stop the horrendous U.S.-sponsored Israeli onslaught against the besieged Palestinian people of Gaza!In London, 150,000 people packed the main shopping artery of Oxford Street, marching first to the BBC headquarters, then to the U.S. embassy and finally to Hyde Park. Shouting “Free, free Palestine,” many held banners and signs that read “UK: Stop arming Israel” and “Shame on you, Barack Obama.”There were also marches in Manchester, England and Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital.Lindsey German, convener of the Stop the War Coalition, said “We are calling for an end to the massacre and the recall of the U.K. parliament. Our government must be forced to end its support for Israel’s siege of Gaza.” (afp.com, Aug. 9)Earlier that week, the Pakistani-British Baroness Warsi resigned from her cabinet post in Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in protest. She demanded an immediate halt to all arms exported to Israel. She told BBC News on Aug. 9 her thinking behind her action: “I think it was our lack of support for international justice and accountability for the crimes that have been committed.”Some 1,500 people marched in the streets of Berlin. A manifesto was read and signed demanding an immediate end to the Israeli attacks.Several thousands marched in Paris and Marseilles, France, defying the government’s attempts to make demonstrations supporting Gaza illegal.Archbishop Desmond Tutu led a march of 50,000 in Cape Town, in what South African authorities called the largest post-apartheid demonstration in that country. The protesters demanded that the government stop selling arms to Israel. They chanted “Stop the slaughter!” and “Boycott apartheid Israel!”Australia saw protests in both Melbourne and Sydney that numbered 2,000 people. Sheets of paper with the names of Gaza victims of Israeli attacks were posted on Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade buildings.In Santiago, Chile, 15,000 people surrounded the Israeli embassy. Protesters glued faces of children from Gaza who had been killed on the walls of the embassy.Hundreds marched outside the Israeli embassy in Mexico City. A group of children shouted, “We are kids and we want peace.”Several hundred protesters marched through downtown Ottawa, the capital of Canada. A group of rabbis held a banner that read “Judaism rejects Zionism, the state of Israel and its atrocities.” There were also demonstrations in Montreal, Quebec; Hamilton, Ontario; and cities in Western Canada.Oman, Malaysia, Bolivia, Iran, Yemen, Jordan, India — demonstrations were held in all these countries in support of the Palestinian people of Gaza and against the U.S.-equipped Israeli military’s brutal war.The International Solidarity Movement launched an internet campaign in support of Gaza in Arabic, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.A crowd of 500 anti-war activists flooded Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, defying an Israeli police ban on public gatherings. They shouted “Stop the massacre,” “Free Gaza,” “Funds to welfare, not to war,” “Build more classrooms, not more bombs” and “Gaza children want to live.” There have been weekly anti-war protests in Tel Aviv ever since the genocidal assault began.Sources include the Guardian, the Times of Israel, RT, Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JFJFP.com), and many others.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

2011 Indemnity Payments Eclipse $9 billion, Set New Record

first_img“Faced with decreasing federal funding, record payouts and high crop values, it is imperative that Congress not weaken the crop insurance infrastructure further as it writes the 2012 Farm Bill,” he added. Facebook Twitter “Thanks to the foresight of Congress, crop insurance has been in place to weather enormous natural disasters and help ensure that farmers survive to plant yet another year,” said Tom Zacharias, president of NCIS. “Those billions in damages would have landed on the plates of input suppliers, lenders, marketers and farm families if crop insurance wasn’t in place,” he said. 2011 Indemnity Payments Eclipse $9 billion, Set New Record Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News 2011 Indemnity Payments Eclipse $9 billion, Set New Record SHARE Since 2008, more than $27 billion private sector dollars from crop insurance companies have gone back into the hands of farmers across the country for policies they purchased. Zacharias noted that during that same period, crop insurance has shouldered more than $12 billion in cuts in Federal investment even while exposure to risk has continued to rise.  For the first time in history, indemnity payments surpassed the $9 billion mark, National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) said today, noting that payments made to farmers for damages to the 2011 crop would continue to climb. From historic droughts in the Plains to flooding along the Mississippi River and deep freezes in the South, growers faced unparalleled challenges in 2011 and crop insurance reached record amounts. The record of $9.1 billion could surpass $10 billion as the remaining claims are settled, NCIS noted. The previous record of $8.67 billion was set in 2008. “Two out of the last four years have seen the largest indemnity payments in history, all while the crop insurance industry was asked to do more with less,”said Zacharias.   “The industry has become leaner and more efficient as it continues to serve the risk management needs of U.S. farmers,” he said. By Gary Truitt – Jan 24, 2012 Previous articleXL Pipeline Has a FutureNext articleBlender Pump Funds Available Gary Truitt SHARElast_img read more

TCU students start cost-sharing travel site

first_imgLibrary makes study space changes for finals week Website| + posts Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ Linkedin TCU, UNTHSC formalize plans for med school collaboration Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ The Idea Factory helped two TCU students develop their idea for an app that soft-launched last week. ReddIt Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Campus tornado alarms sound for inclement weather Facebook Donald Griffin Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Arrieta, former TCU pitcher, wins NL Cy Young award ReddIt Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ Donald Griffin is a senior journalism major and serves as the Executive Editor for TCU360. He just returned from a semester in Washington D.C. where he interned for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In his spare time, he enjoys playing TCU club volleyball, competing for TCU Forensics and giving side-eye during daily conversation. Twitter Previous articleTransportation master plan presented at public meetingsNext articleNina Pham talks advocacy to aspiring health professionals Donald Griffin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter printStudents planning trips now have a new way to share costs and save money.TCU students Aakash Tyagi and Yannick Tona have created a cost-sharing travel application exclusively for TCU students.The app, Plan It, soft-launched last week and has since seen success among TCU students.“The big event right now is the TCU-Oklahoma game,” Tyagi said.Plan It allows users to plan or join a trip with the use of a tcu.edu email address.Plan It – How To from Donald Griffin on Vimeo.By using the web application, students are able to share travel costs within the TCU community.“I know that there is a trust issue with joining other people’s trips,” Tyagi said. “But TCU is a small campus, and people know each other.”Tona and Tyagi made Plan It exclusive to TCU students to increase trust and safety with travel.Plan It recommends these safety tips for students using their service.“To my knowledge, they were the first to do this,” said Cedric James, assistant director of the TCU Idea Factory. “They were willing to take on the barriers with safety and really make it happen.”James said the motivation of Tona and Tyagi really impressed him when working on the project.“Knowing their stories and seeing their motivation really makes my job easier,” James said. “Their positive energy really is contagious.”That positive energy brought the duo to the prototype stage of their project, which began in the summer of 2014.“I was interning in Fort Worth last summer, and I wanted to go to Austin, but none of my friends were around,” Tyagi said. “I tried to figure out a way to find people. I tried to post on Facebook, but news feeds get so busy and your post gets lost.”Tyagi, along with Tona, began brainstorming and found a solution with the help of the Idea Factory.“The Idea Factory was really helpful at bringing in the resources that we didn’t even know that we might need,” Tyagi said.The Idea Factory connected the duo with the entrepreneurship center, application developers and other university contacts they needed to see their idea come to fruition.“It started as a personal problem and developed into an application,” Tyagi said.The Plan It team received overwhelming support for their idea at a tabling event held outside the Brown-Lupton University Union earlier in the fall and want to continue the improvement moving forward.“We want to know what the users want and need,” Tyagi said. “After we work things out over the winter break, then we’re going to launch it big next semester.”Before the spring launch, the team plans to add a feature that connects Facebook profiles to Plan It accounts for increased safety. Additionally, there are plans to add a trip suggestion option to the site as well.“All you need to know is where you’re going, how many people you need, when you’ll reach the destination and when you’ll return,” Tyagi said. “It’s all really easy.”Loading… Women’s Basketball’s biggest fan helps support Horned Frogs and raise awareness for autismlast_img read more

Colombo-based exile radio and website raided in manipulation of Interpol

first_img————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Follow the news on Maldives RSF_en News to go further (Reply from Interpol at the end)Reporters Without Borders accused today the Maldivian government of repeatedly manipulating Interpol after ten Sri Lankan police officers raided the Colombo premises of an exile radio station and website, radio Minivan and Minivannews.com, on 28 December in a search for arms that was prompted by baseless claims by the Maldivian authorities.Some of the Maldivian journalists have since fled Sri Lanka and the station has stopped broadcasting for fear of further reprisals.”The government in Malé has made a regrettable habit of sending reports to Interpol accusing independent Maldivian journalists and media based abroad of criminal activity without any proof,” the press freedom organisation said. “This is an intimidatory policy designed to deprive thousands of Maldivians of independent news and information. We call on Interpol to investigate this crude manipulation by Malé.”Opposition journalist Ahmad Didi was arrested in Sri Lanka in 2002 as a result of a wrongful accusation to Interpol that he had a false passport. He is still under house arrest in the Maldives. In 2003, the Maldivian government tried to have journalist Ibrahim Luthfee arrested twice following a complaint to Interpol. And this year, the authorities obtained the extradition of opposition activist Ibrahim Asif from India after falsely accusing him of terrorist activities.A member of the Sri Lankan Criminal Investigation Department confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that a raid was carried out on radio Minivan and Minivannews.com in Colombo. No weapons were found and the case is now closed. According to several sources, Maldivian police chief Adam Zahir told Interpol weapons were hidden on the premises and accused the staff of preparing to overthrow President Abdul Gayoom’s government by force.Paul Roberts, a British journalist working for Minivannews.com, said most of the staff had fled the country for fear of further operations by the Maldivian authorities in Sri Lanka. “As a result of this police raid, we have been forced to suspend broadcasts temporarily,” Roberts told Reporters Without Borders. “It is what the government hardliners in Malé expected,” he added. Presented by Ahmed Naseer, the web-based radio station had been operating for the past 16 months.The Minivan press group has been harassed and censored by the Gayoom government ever since its creation. The Minivan daily newspaper was launched last July but has not been able to publish normally since August as a result of police pressure on its printer. The Minivannews.com website gets an average of 60,000 visitors a day. Radio Minivan, which broadcasts on the shortwave from Germany as well as being on the website, is also often jammed in Malé.Most of Minivan’s journalists in the Maldives are being prosecuted, while photoreporter Jennifer Latheef is serving a 10-year prison sentence for an alleged “terrorist act.”The Maldives were ranked 148th out of 167 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index in October. January 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Colombo-based exile radio and website raided in manipulation of Interpol Related documents Reply from InterpolMSWORD – 90 KB MaldivesAsia – Pacific RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers Organisation April 23, 2018 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information News News News Receive email alerts MaldivesAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates September 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Gujarat HC Issues Fresh Circular On E-Filing [Read Circular]

first_imgNews UpdatesGujarat HC Issues Fresh Circular On E-Filing [Read Circular] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 May 2020 8:02 AMShare This – x”In order to further streamline the process of email filing, and to remove certain difficulties faced by the Registry as well as the Advocates,” the Gujarat High Court has issued a fresh Circular notifying the procedure for e-filing in urgent matters before the High Court. From May 31 onwards, files of all the petitions in which urgent notes were accepted prior to March 24, 2020, will…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”In order to further streamline the process of email filing, and to remove certain difficulties faced by the Registry as well as the Advocates,” the Gujarat High Court has issued a fresh Circular notifying the procedure for e-filing in urgent matters before the High Court. From May 31 onwards, files of all the petitions in which urgent notes were accepted prior to March 24, 2020, will be retrieved from different sections of the High Court and the parties/ Advocates need not send soft copies. Further, a separate email address has been created for filing of urgent notes in such cases. “Since the original files are being used, the Advocates are not required to send soft copy of the petition in which urgent note is accepted. Learned Government Pleader was apprised of this change in the functionality. After discussing with learned Public Prosecutor and the other managerial staff, learned Government Pleader has informed that the office of the State Law Officers has no objection to the above non-filing of soft copies of pending matters. Therefore, learned Advocates need not send soft copies to the State Law Officers also,” the Circular states. For cases that were filed after March 24, 2020, the present system of e-filing will continue and different email addressed for different categories of matters and the concerned petitions should be forwarded to that specific category of email address. The decision has been taken considering the difficulty to download, print and register all the petitions in which urgent note is accepted, due to heavy load of inflow of filings and limited staff available in the Judicial Branch. “Everyday hundreds of fresh matters are being received through very same one email address and the Registry is not able to download the entire files received on day to day basis even if by sitting late in office. It was therefore suggested that if separate email addresses are given to different categories of matters, separate staff can be allotted for downloading, printing, registering and sending them to the residence of Hon’ble Judges on day to day basis,” an order issued by Chief Justice Vikram Nath read. Read further modalities for email-filings, instructions chart, new email addresses, etc., Click HereRead Circular Here 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

Prevention Of Food Adulteration Act – No Violation Of Labelling Regulations If Relevant Information Traceable From Barcode: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesPrevention Of Food Adulteration Act – No Violation Of Labelling Regulations If Relevant Information Traceable From Barcode: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Sep 2020 1:05 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has quashed a prosecution for alleged violation of Rule 32(e) of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955 after noting that the relevant information about the batch of the product was available in the barcode affixed to it.Rule 32 mandates that every package of food should carry a label giving out information about the manfucturer, batch 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?LoginThe Supreme Court has quashed a prosecution for alleged violation of Rule 32(e) of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955 after noting that the relevant information about the batch of the product was available in the barcode affixed to it.Rule 32 mandates that every package of food should carry a label giving out information about the manfucturer, batch of the product, description of the food and its ingredients etc.Sub-rule (e) of Rule 32 states as follows :”A distinctive batch number or lot number or code number, either in numericals or alphabets or in combination, representing the batch number or lot number or code number being preceded by the words ‘Batch No”. or “Batch”or Lot No”.or, Lot or any distinguishing prefix.Provided, that in case of canned food, the batch number may be given at the bottom, or on the lid of the container, but the words “Batch No”, given at the bottom or on the lid, shall appear on the body of the container”The case before the Supreme Court related to the fruit juice “Snapple Juice Drink”, a foreign brand. In 2012, a case was registered against the director of the Indian company which imported the juice product on the allegation that it did not have a label containing necessary information related to the batch/lot.The accused sought discharge before the trial court stating that the product had a barcode with all the relevant information, which could be traced through a barcode scanner. However, the trial court dismissed the application for discharge. The HC also refused to allow the discharge accepting the argument of the accused.The Supreme Court accepted the contention of the accused and held that the prosecution will amount to an “abuse of process of law” and “unnecessary harassment” as the relevant information required under Rule 32(e) was traceable by scanning the barcode.”That the barcode was available on the sample is not in dispute. In view of the fact that the relevant information under Rule 32(e) with regard to the lot/code/batch identification to facilitate it being traced to the manufacturer are available in the barcode and which can be decoded by a barcode scanner, we are of the considered opinion that no useful purpose is going to be served by allowing the present prosecution to continue and it will be an abuse of the process of law, causing sheer waste of time, causing unnecessary harassment to the appellant, if the prosecution is allowed to continue”, observed the order passed by a bench comprising Justices R F Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee.Accordingly, the petition was allowed to quash the prosecution. Case Details Title : Raghav Gupta vs State (NCT of Delhi)Bench : Justies R F Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira BanerjeeAppearances : Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra(assisted by Advocates Nitin Saluja(AOR), Anshul Duggal, Shivai Lohiya Luthra, Sasha Maria Paul) for appellant; Jayant K Sud, Addl Solicitor Genral, with Advocates Chirag M. Shroff, Sanjana Nangia, Abhilasha Bharti for StateClick here to download the judgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Balwant Singh Rajoana’s Mercy Plea : Supreme Court Grants 2 Weeks Time For Centre To Decide As Last Chance

first_imgTop StoriesBalwant Singh Rajoana’s Mercy Plea : Supreme Court Grants 2 Weeks Time For Centre To Decide As Last Chance LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Jan 2021 5:25 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday granted Central Government further time of two weeks to take a decision on the mercy plea of death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India added that this will be the “last chance” for the Centre to take a call on the matter.The bench was hearing a writ petition filed by Balwant Singh seeking commutation of his death penalty…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday granted Central Government further time of two weeks to take a decision on the mercy plea of death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India added that this will be the “last chance” for the Centre to take a call on the matter.The bench was hearing a writ petition filed by Balwant Singh seeking commutation of his death penalty on the ground that his mercy petition had been pending before the President of India for over eight years.On the last date, Janaury 8, the Court had directed the Centre to take a decision by January 25.When the matter was taken today, the Solicitor General of India, Mr.Tushar Mehta, sought one more opportunity to take a decision.”Government is examining the matter. Under the present circumstances, have this matter after three weeks”, the SG said.The bench was not pleased with this request for further time.”Why three weeks? What is happening Mr. Mehta?”, CJI Bobde asked.At this juncture, Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the petitioner, opposed the Centre’s request for adjournment.”I oppose the request. Man is in jail for 25 years. His mercy plea has been pending for over 8 years”, Rohatgi submitted.”He is in jail for killing a Chief Minister”, the SG responded.”Why 3 weeks? Three weeks is unreasonable. We had asked you to decide before January 26″, the CJI repeated.The SG said that time was required as a “decision either ways will have some repercussions on the present circumstances”, seemingly alluding to the ongoing protests from Punjab farmers against the farm laws.The bench agreed to grant two more weeks time clarifying that this will be the last adjournment.Balwant Singh Rajoana was sentenced to death for the murder of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in a bomb explosion in Chandigarh on August 31Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Rajoana, had earlier submitted that the the petitioner has been in custody for nearly 25 years and that his mercy plea before the President has been kept undecided for over eight years.Therefore, Rajoana is entitled to commutation of death penalty as per the SC decisions in Shatrughan Chouhan and Sriharan cases on account of delay in deciding the mercy petition.In 2014, the Supreme Court commuted the death penalty of Perarivalan and two other convicts who had spent over twenty years in death row in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life sentence on the ground of inordinate delay in deciding their mercy petitions. Next Storylast_img read more