first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more


first_imgThere are two points to unpick here. First, that this instance of homophobic abuse is considered at the low end of sanctions. What sort of insult would it take to climb up the charts and reach the dizzying height of a top-end sanction? I shudder to think.The second is that the committee took the player’s guilty plea into consideration when deciding to halve the ban. Given that the entire exchange was captured on television, with the language picked up on the referee’s microphone, and beamed around the world, you can probably make your own mind up as to what I think about Bastareaud’s guilty plea making a difference to the outcome.Words matter. Actions matter. Our game is very good at the former and is sadly proving to be miles behind on the latter. Collapse Central figure: Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud in action against Treviso (Getty Images) Israel Folau Sparks Fury With Anti-Gay Comments On Instagram Rugby must clamp down on homophobic abuseBack in January Mathieu Bastareaud was heard directing the word “f****t” towards Sebastian Negri in a European Champions Cup game and was subsequently banned for three weeks.Israel Folau has also caused huge controversy with a social media post that said God’s plan for gay people was “HELL… unless they repent of their sins and turn to God”. He has met with Rugby Australia officials to discuss how he can better express his views respectfully given their inclusion policy, although he has not been sanctioned by the union.Last week Sale wing Denny Solomona was banned for four weeks for conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game after being found guilty of directing the words “f***ing f****t” towards Worcester’s Jamie Shillcock during an Aviva Premiership game.Controversy: Sale wing Denny Solomona is wrapped up by Worcester tacklers (Getty Images)All of the above make this ‘Rugby Rant‘ column from Ali Donnelly, who writes regularly for Rugby World magazine and is editor of scrumqueens.com, more pertinent. Here is her reaction to Bastareaud’s ban at the start of the year…Mathieu Bastareaud’s three-week ban for homophobic abuse towards Sebastian Negri in Toulon’s game against Treviso has generated a lively debate.The statement announcing the ban was issued by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) on the same afternoon that James Haskell received a four-week suspension for his poor tackle on Jamie Roberts.Naturally, comparisons were made about the leniency of one compared to the other, but Bastareaud’s disgusting language should be taken in isolation. Our game trades itself on its core values; differentiates itself on the respect there is between its players, coaches and fans; and celebrates its much-hyped inclusivity as well as the work that it is doing to improve diversity.So when handed footage of a player using a homophobic slur towards another player, why did it baulk at the opportunity to really live up to the values it so acclaims?A three-week ban for a vile insult is itself an insult to the game’s LGBTQ players, fans and officials.The committee who heard the hearing conceded that the abuse warranted a red card but that the offence was “at the low end” of sanctions and six weeks was selected as the appropriate entry point. The committee also took into account the player’s guilty plea and reduced the sanction by 50%. Ali Donnelly explains why she feels let down by how rugby has been dealing with homophobic abusecenter_img Israel Folau Sparks Fury With Anti-Gay Comments On Instagram Solomona, Bastareaud, Folau. Leading, high profile players doing their absolute best to alienate rugby’s LGBT+ playing and fan base & setting a vile example for youngsters in the game at the same time. So much for our sport’s lauded ‘values’.— Alison Donnelly (@AliDonnelly) April 6, 2018 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS As an LGBTQ coach and former player, I feel let down by my sport, which asks me to play and coach by its values and expects me to uphold them on and off the field. I do – but how about the game’s governing bodies?This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of Rugby World. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Wallaby back Folau has caused controversy after homophobic…last_img read more


first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply APD Officer Feature: Josean VelezIt’s been a noteworthy few months for Officer Josean Velez of the Apopka Police Department. Chief Michael McKinley named the six-year veteran of the APD the officer of the second quarter last week, and it was for good reason. Take a look at some of the events Velez was involved in.On June 12, Velez to a call at the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando during what turned out to be the worst mass casualty shooting in United States history. Officer Velez, also a member of the Central Florida Metro SWAT team, was one of 35 officers that entered the club and assisted with the rescue and evacuation of the victims who had been shot and severely injured.Two days later, while on his back to Apopka from an event in Orlando, Velez was flagged down by a family whose son was having a seizure. Velez stopped, got the family immediate medical assistance their son needed, and stayed with them to calm them down.“We were terrified and borderline helpless…until you came along,” said the boy’s mother in an email a few days later. “Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, our family can’t say thank you enough. My dad served as a K-9 cop for half of his career and we often say they don’t make cops like they used to, but you sir, proved us wrong.”Velez also assisted with the arrest of seven felony suspects while utilizing his full service canine, “Honor”. Four of those arrests were for burglary and three arrests were for felony drug possession such as cocaine and heroin. Along with being a member of the APD, Central Florida Metro SWAT Team, he is also a part of the APD’s Honor Guard.“He is always one of the first to volunteer for special events and public demonstrations,” said Mc Kinley.A few months back, APD Sergeant Ed Chittenden wrote a letter to Officer Velez’s supervisor expressing his gratitude for his assistance with calls for service.In the letter, Sergeant Chittenden stated “Officer Velez is a person in which we can always count on. He takes the word ‘team’ very seriously. This week in particular, we were overrun with calls for service. Officer Velez jumped in and assisted with calls without prompting. His efforts allowed us to get back and provide the level of service deserving of the citizens of Apopka.”McKinley echoed Chittenden’s point that his efforts go far beyond police duties.“Officer Velez’s abilities, work ethic and willingness to help others make him a tremendous benefit to the Apopka Police Department and an asset to the police profession,” he said. “He is always one of the first to volunteer for special events within the community, even on his days off. He goes above and beyond to provide a high level of service to the citizens of Apopka and that is why he is so deserving of this recognition.”Note: APD Chief Michael McKinley contributed to this article. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 1 COMMENT Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img TAGSApopka Police DepartmentOfficer Josean Velez Previous articleDelta Airlines: Delays and Cancellation UpdateNext articleNORWF to hear 9/11 Memorial update Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 9, 2016 at 10:58 am Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Such a dangerous job, entering into intense situations as a SWAT member. Congratulations, well deserved recognition, Officer Velez.last_img read more


first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The figures are estimates for several reasons. First the survey was not detailed, and focused on activities in 2002 and the first half of 2003. Secondly, a number of larger non-profits did not respond, and Kintera believes they are responsible for generating significant online income. Thirdly, Kintera chose to ignore a number of responses on the grounds that they appeared to be inconsistent or simply wrong when compared to other answers from the same respondent. For a detailed analysis of the the survey methodology visit the ePhilanthropy Foundation. 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. Donors gave an estimated $1.9 billion online last year to non-profits in the USA, according to an online survey by The NonProfit Times and San Diego-based software service provider Kintera.This figure represents an increase of over 60% on that raised online in 2002. The number of organisations seeking donations online also increased by 55%, comparing the first six months of 2002 to the same period in 2003.The NonProfit Times e-mailed 30,000 non-profits and invited them to take part in an online survey at www.internetfundraisingsurvey.com. In total 787 responses were received, although Kintera whittled some out because they gave inconsistent figures and data. Advertisement $1.9 billion given online to US non-profits in 2003, says surveycenter_img  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 February 2004 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statisticslast_img read more


first_imgCumbria floods appeal raises £500k in three days Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 December 2015 | News Tagged with: community foundations disaster North West A fundraising appeal by the Cumbria Community Foundation to help people affected by the weekend’s flooding has raised £500,000 in its first three days. The appeal’s target is £1 million, and the current total is over £600,000.The Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 is designed to assist any individuals or families who suffer financial hardship as a result of the flooding caused by Storm Desmond. The money will also be used to assist with wider community relief and rebuilding projects.Corporate donations include a £50,000 gift from Nuclear Management Partners.Priority will be given to households who have people over the age of 70, under the age of five, people with physical or learning difficulties or mental health needs or on a low income. It will not normally fund people who are fully insured, vehicles and businesses. Initial hardship grants of £500 can now be applied for.Andy Beeforth, Chief Executive of Cumbria Community Foundation, said:“We are still in the eye of the storm, but we know that it appears the flooding is worse than in 2009 in some areas of the county. People will need financial help to rebuild and we want to have the means to do that.”He added that the Foundation would work with major voluntary groups involved in the recovery and with providers of social housing. Donations are being accepted via JustGiving, cheque and text donations.center_img Photo: sandbags in a flood – by ChiccoDodiFC on Shutterstock.com Previous flood appealsThe Cumbria Community Foundation has run four emergency flood appeals in the past 15 years, in 2001, 2005, 2009 (which raised £3 million), and 2012.The Foundation has shared some of the lessons it has learned from running previous appeals:* The importance of a dedicated fund to secure and distribute financial support to community groups and individuals* The important role voluntary and community organisations play in supporting communities during times of need* How valuable small grants are in providing both financial and emotional support to individuals experiencing hardship* How wide ranging and long lasting the emotional impact of such a disaster can be to individuals* The impact on voluntary and community organisations during times of need (loss of income, opportunities to expand services and respond to need)  49 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


first_imgCharities with inactive funds called to join Revitalising Trusts programme Melanie May | 1 September 2020 | News Tagged with: Charity Commission Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img  432 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The Charity Commission is calling for charities with inactive funds to join its Revitalising Trusts programme.Since its launch in 2018 the programme has ‘revitalised’ £32 million from charities that have either had no income or expenditure over the last 5 years or have spent less than 30% of their total income over the last 5 years to help good causes. It has recently secured funding from DCMS until 2021 and is seeking to reach more inactive charities and trusts in the year ahead.Once an organisation has been identified as dormant, the Commission gives the trustees the option of receiving support to help them get back up and running, or having funds redeployed to causes in line with their aims of the dormant charity or the trust transferred to a local community foundation to be managed for the long term benefit of local communities.So far, Revitalising Trusts has removed 179 charities from the register, transferring their funds to similar charities, local Community Foundations or UK Community Foundations, and revitalised 26 charities.Charities falling within the programmes criteria and seeking support in helping to get their charity operating again can contact the Revitalising Trusts Programme for advice and support on at: [email protected]  431 total views,  2 views today 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


first_img RSF_en News A local state prosecutor has told Alexei Karol, editor of the weekly Zhoda, that he will be put on trial for “insulting” President Alexander Lukashenko (under article 368 of the criminal code) in a photo mock-up the magazine recently published.The satirical montage, done by journalist Ales Zdzvizhkov and showing other politicians as well as Lukashenko, was seized in a 24 March raid on an apartment that serves as the magazine’s office by self-styled “investigators” who did not have a search warrant.A letter on 27 April from Vladimir Ramanovsky, the prosecutor for the Partyzanski district of Minsk, informed Karol that discovery of the mock-ups justified the seizure of four computers that were used to print them.Zdzvizhkov has done about 40 such mock-ups that have appeared in Zhoda since 1999 without drawing any reaction from the government.Article 368 calls for fines and imprisonment of up to two years. Follow the news on Belarus June 2, 2021 Find out more May 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information President Alexander Lukashenko continues to earn his place on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide list of predators of press freedom by constantly expanding the range of spurious arguments used to silence Belarus’s journalists and its few independent newspapers. May 28, 2021 Find out more – – – – – – – – – – -KGB and police seize independent weekly’s computers25 March 2005Reporters Without Borders today condemned the confiscation of four computers and printing equipment from the independent weekly Zhoda yesterday in Minsk by plain-clothes members of the Belarusian KGB and local police. The newspaper, which has a circulation of 5,000, is accused of illegally installing its offices in an apartment.”The authorities are yet against using spurious arguments to stifle the few independent newspapers trying to survive in Belarus,” the press freedom organization said. “Whatever the size of its circulation, the authorities will do everything possible to ensure that a newspaper disappears if they decide it is subversive.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We are concerned about the constant deterioration in press freedom in Belarus and we point out that President Alexander Lukashenko is on our worldwide list of predators of press freedom.”The KGB agents and police from Minsk’s Parizansky district had no warrant and introduced themselves as a “group of investigators” when they arrived at 11 a.m. at the apartment that is used as the newspaper’s office. After staying there for about three hours, they ordered the newspaper’s editor, Alexei Karol, to report to the local police station.”The plain-clothes KGB officer in charge, who refused to give his name, said the newspaper was regarded as subversive and against the president, and that he was acting on a complaint that had been brought against Zhoda,” Karol said.”I’m sure he was alluding to interviews with opposition members Alexander Kozuline and Andrei Klimov which we recently published,” Karol said. The KGB officer also said the newspaper was “suspected of violating the economic legislation,” he added.The seizure of the four computers means the newspaper may be unable to bring out its next issue. Zhoda was already closed by the information ministry for a month, from 5 February to 5 March, on the grounds that its registered address was different from the one being used to the journalists to produce the newspaper. News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News BelarusEurope – Central Asia April 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Organisation President Lukashenko dislikes photo mock-up to go furtherlast_img read more


first_imgEducationECISDLocal News Twitter By Bob Campbell – April 25, 2021 Facebook Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Council members believe voters can’t be trustedNext articleBlack Magic to take the Ector stage Bob Campbell Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Facebook Gregg retires as municipal judge School board stalwart keeps advocating for kids WhatsApp Carol Gregg Longtime ECISD School Board member Carol Gregg got interested in children’s welfare as an assistant county attorney handling child abuse cases and later as a county court-at-law judge dealing with the same issues.Having retired at the end of 2020 as a municipal court judge, Gregg says the Odessa school district has a lot on its plate with wanting to meet state standards and give its roughly 33,000 students what they need and she is as determined as ever to do as much as she can.“Being on the school board was a natural extension of my work in the county attorney’s office and as a court-at-law judge,” Gregg said. “It gives me an opportunity to make things better and more equitable and fair for all children. I strive to see that they get the best education possible, but there are a lot of challenges.“Handling abused and neglected children’s cases opened my eyes to how many were going into the criminal justice system. That’s why I started Teen Court and the CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) program. It seems wrong that so many children in our country and our city, where we have so much abundance, are living in dreadful conditions and going to bed at night without enough to eat.”The year of COVID of course made education harder than ever and Gregg said the “constant barrage of requirements from the state” and the lure of oilfield wages keep the board in a quandary.“Another problem is the struggle to find teachers because when the economy is busy. People can do much better in other jobs,” she said. “All children don’t learn in the same way, so we have to offer different options and different educational tools. Some require different skill sets and tools to master skills.”Born Carol Sparks in Pauls Valley, Okla., Gregg grew up attending Cameron Elementary, Crockett Junior High and Odessa High School, where she graduated in 1967. She studied at Odessa College for two years and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Texas Tech and a law degree there. She has three children and four grandchildren. Her father Raymond worked in construction, building gas plants, and her mom, the former Patricia Dannenfelser, was a cashier. She has a brother.“I was the first person in my family to go to college,” she said. “From a very young age, I wanted to be a lawyer, I think because my dad would have liked to be one if he had had the opportunity. I was on the debate teams in high school, college and law school.“I’ve always liked to see both sides of an issue and try to convince people toward my side.”With a new law degree, Gregg was an assistant city attorney for a year, worked as an assistant county attorney for six years and was the Ector County Court-at-Law No. 1 judge for eight. Then she was in private practice for 13 years, handling family law and bankruptcies, and was a municipal, or city, judge for 13 years, adjudicating traffic tickets and Class C misdemeanors and signing search warrants. She was on the school board, representing Position 1, from 1998-2010 and she has served there since 2014.Position 1 encompasses the area from Business I-20 on the north to U.S. 385 on the west and the Ector County line on the south and east.“Municipal judge is an interesting position,” said Gregg, 70. “There are varied responsibilities and the opportunity to work with a lot of different people. I felt like it was worthwhile and it was not as stressful as private practice. Family law left you lying awake at night worrying about things.”Gregg said school boards everywhere are dealing with the change in times. “With the World War II generation, there was a time in this country when you could make a good living in energy or manufacturing with nothing more than a high school education or even without one,” she said.“Nowadays, there are not many well-paying positions if you don’t have college or technical training. My major goal is to get our students performing at least to the state averages because we have some failing schools that are far below average. There is not an easy answer.”School Board President Delma Abalos said Gregg “is one of the most honest and straightforward people I have ever met.”Referring to her late husband Richard, a prominent defense lawyer, Abalos said, “Richard always said Carol knew the law and applied it very fairly.“I don’t think it gets better than a compliment like that from an attorney. She has given so much to our community, serving on boards that address the needs of children. She makes sure they are taken care of, not just their health but their mental and physical well-being.”As a school board member, Abalos said, Gregg “is always well-versed.“Carol doesn’t feel like she has to go along with what the superintendent says. Her vote is always for what’s best for our children and staff.” TAGSCarol GreggCASACourt-Appointed Special AdvocatesECISDmunicipal court judgeSchool BoardTeen Court Pinterestlast_img read more


first_imgNews UpdatesCan One Be Prosecuted For Defamatory Remarks In A Counter Affidavit? This Is What The Kerala High Court Held LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 March 2021 5:44 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court was faced with an interesting fact situation where a person was accused of defamation for his remarks in a counter affidavit.The Kerala High Court on Wednesday was posed with an interesting fact scenario concerning a case where a person was accused of defamation for statements made in a counter affidavit.Observing that there was no absolute privilege against defamation available to allegations/claims in pleadings, Justice R Narayana Pisharadi stated,”Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code does not give absolute…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 Kerala High Court on Wednesday was posed with an interesting fact scenario concerning a case where a person was accused of defamation for statements made in a counter affidavit.Observing that there was no absolute privilege against defamation available to allegations/claims in pleadings, Justice R Narayana Pisharadi stated,”Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code does not give absolute privilege to statements made in a Court of law in the judicial proceedings. The privileges recognised under Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code are qualified.”The Court was hearing a case moved under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure by one Dr Joy Anto, Chairman of M/s. Cherupushpam Kuries.He was accused by a lawyer, CR Jaison for supposed defamatory remarks published in a counter affidavit tabled in the High Court as well as in the annual report of the company. Jaison had previously served as Deputy Chairman and Legal Advisor of the company, tasked with instituting suits for recovery of sums due to the concern.In the counter affidavit, which was filed in response to a petition seeking disciplinary action against him, Anto alleged that the petitioner in the case was an associate of Jaison’s who was removed on proved misconduct and misappropriation of the funds of the company.The Annual Report contained a statement reciting that Jaison had resigned from the company on account of dereliction of duty in conducting the cases for and on behalf of the company.Distressed at proceedings instituted against him by Jaison, Anto filed a case in the High Court under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.What Anto’s Counsel arguedAnto’s counsel, Senior Advocate S Sreekumar, made the following submissions on Anto’s behalf:The statements in the annual report of the company and the counter affidavit are not defamatory in nature against Jaison A statement in the counter affidavit filed in a writ petition does not amount to publication. There could be no criminal liability for a defamatory statement in a judicial proceeding before a court of law. Exceptions 5 and 8 of Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code would apply (The exception exempts any discussion on the merits of cases and communicating the same to a person with lawful authority).What constitutes ‘publication?’The Court opined that the remarks regarding Jaison’s ‘proven misconduct’ and ‘misappropriation of funds’, were prima facie defamatory especially considering he was a lawyer. Another reason why the remarks could be termed defamatory were because no competent authority had found the complainant guilty of misconduct.Explaining that defamation constituted communication of an imputation to persons other than the subject of the imputation, the Court reasoned that pleadings in a court could carry defamatory content.”There is no basis for the plea that making a statement in the counter affidavit does not amount to publication,” the Court stated.The Court relied on Thangavelu Chettiar v. Ponnammal to so hold.As to the question of whether pleadings enjoyed absolute privilege excluding criminal liability, the Court found that it would not.The Court said,”Freedom of speech and expression is a fundamental right under the Constitution. But, all fundamental rights are subject to reasonable restrictions. Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code does not give absolute privilege to statements made in a Court of law in the judicial proceedings. The privileges recognised under Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code are qualified.The Bench added that in a civil action for defamation, plea of absolute privilege is a valid defence.Refusing to examine whether the fifth and eighth exceptions to defamation would apply, the Court observed that these were questions that had to be decided at the time of trial rather than in a petition under Section 482.Ordinarily, the question as to whether the statement in a given case falls under any of the ten exceptions to Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code will have to be decided only after trial. They are matters of evidence, it was stated.The Court, however, expressed its doubts as to whether Anto could be prosecuted for the statements in the annual report, particularly since there was nothing to demonstrate he had made the statement.On these terms, the petition was dismissed.Click here to download the 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


first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp Crowds are to be allowed return to sporting events and employees will be told to go back to offices.The measures are expected to be announced the Government’s medium-term Covid-19 plan.The plan will be published on Tuesday, and will set out how the country will deal with the pandemic until next Summer.There will be a five-level tier of a restrictions, with level one being light, while five would be lockdown like was imposed in March.The focus of the plan is to be around ensuring schools and creches around the country stay open.Up to 5,000 spectators are to be allowed into the country’s large stadia like Croke Park and the Aviva Stadium, while there will be a cap of 500 on smaller venues.While, the Government plan to deal with city centre businesses struggling by encouraging businesses to bring workers back to the office. Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twittercenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – September 13, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows New measures expected from Government’s medium-term Covid-19 plan Previous articleDonegal business data important in influencing government policy – ForresterNext articleSlaughtneil win eighth Derry Senior Hurling title in a row News Highland Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more