Indian energy firms could muscle in on $10bn Vedanta bid for Cairn

first_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Monday 23 August 2010 8:35 pm Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Indian energy firms could muscle in on $10bn Vedanta bid for Cairn ALL options are open for Indian state energy firms to make a counter-bid to Vedanta Resources’ $9.6bn (£6.2bn) offer for control of Cairn India, an oil ministry source said.Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), Gail and Oil India are thought to be considering a joint bid for Cairn India, a unit of the UK’s Cairn Energy.ONGC, Gail and Oil India have held informal talks on a joint bid for Cairn India even as the ministry is looking at legal options to deny Vedanta approval for its planned deal. The oil ministry is said to be uncomfortable with billionaire Anil Agarwal-owned Vedanta Group buying a majority stake in Cairn India.The oil ministry has not given any direction to state firms to make a counter bid for Cairn India, the oil ministry source said.A banking source familiar with the matter said that ONGC, Oil India and Gail – all state-controlled ??– were considering a joint bid for Cairn India. The companies had not yet mandated any banks for a deal, the source said.ONGC, Oil India and Gail declined to comment.Cairn Energy will publish its interim results today. Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Maersk hikes profit guidance after solid nine-month figures

first_imgWednesday 10 November 2010 7:42 pm whatsapp KCS-content Share Maersk hikes profit guidance after solid nine-month figures Shipping and oil group AP Moller-Maersk hiked its 2010 profit forecast to around $5bn (£3.1bn) as it posted forecast-beating profits for nine months, driven by cost cuts and higher freight rates and oil prices.The upgrade from the previous guidance for a full-year net result exceeding $4bn stemmed mainly from higher rates for container shipping and efficiency improvements, the group said.Maersk’s report followed strong third-quarter results from Asian rivals such as China COSCO and Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) , pointing to a sustained recovery from a dismal 2009 for shipping as global trade regains momentum. Net profit at the group, which owns the world’s biggest container shipping company Maersk Line, totalled 23.8bn Danish crowns ($4.4bn) in January-September against losses of $3.9bn in the same period last year.The result beat an average expectation of a profit of 21.4bn crowns in a poll of analysts whose estimates ranged from 19.9bn to 22.9bn crowns.Cheuvreux analyst Joakim Ahlberg called the third-quarter results “very solid” and said he would make minor increases to earnings estimates on the back of the report.Average freight rates, including bunker surcharges, were up 34 per cent in the nine months to end-September from the same period last year, and volumes seven per cent higher, Maersk said. Chief executive Nils Smedegaard Andersen said the improved competitiveness through cost savings was “a very big factor” driving the results. whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporation is a financial services institution offering retail, wholesale, investment and transactional banking services to government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, small- to medium-size enterprises, micro businesses and individuals in Africa and internationally. The banking group operates in the domestic, corporate and investment banking segments. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated offers a full-service product offering which ranges from current and savings accounts to business accounts and term deposits. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated also provides services for institutional banking; ranging from treasury and investment banking to commodity/trade finance, debt issuance and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated lending. The financial institution operates a network of approximately 1 200 branches and offices in the major towns and cities of Ghana. Its head office is in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporation is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Thomas Waldrom: Life and Times of the Unstoppable Tank

first_img Runaway Tank: Waldrom scores one of his five tries against Wasps, in two away meetings, in 2015-16 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Toot! Toot! The trademark celebration that began with a newspaper story in New Zealand (Inpho)Exeter are very different to Leicester. There’s more ball-in-play time here. It’s more like Super Rugby, which I’ve had a lot of experience in, so I know how they want to play here. Leicester was more set-piece orientated, whereas in Super Rugby scrums and lineouts are just the starting point of attacking rugby. You get the ball and then you’re off playing again.My first England cap was the biggest thing for me. Setting a goal and finally getting that jersey on my back. It came in South Africa in 2012, second Test. The best thing was being told I wasn’t selected, and then in midweek getting pulled aside and told, “Phil Dowson has pulled out with a hamstring injury and you’re on the bench.” I thought he was joking at the time. It meant I had less time to think about it. I came on just after half-time and my first thought was just to get my hands on the ball. We did quite well to get back into the game (but lost 36-27). It was nice to sit there afterwards knowing I’d achieved one of my ultimate goals.I have to give Leicester a lot of credit for giving me that opportunity. Some people might say I’m playing better now than I was then. Personally, I haven’t thought about it, I just like being out there and playing. I might sit down at the end of my career and think 2015-16 was the best year I ever had, or next year might be the best year. Right now, I’m just in the moment.Realising a dream: Taking on Jean de Villiers on his Test debut in Johannesburg in 2012 (Getty Images)It was nice to get a phone call from Eddie Jones. When he picked his (Six Nations) squad, he said, “You’re going well but I’m going for younger options. We’ve got to look to the World Cup in four years’ time.” He never said the door was closed. We’ve achieved a few firsts with Exeter, like winning at Northampton, winning at Sarries, beating Clermont, so it’s quite nice knowing I can concentrate on trying to achieve a few more firsts with the club.Premiership rugby is a tough environment. Guys like Dave Ewers, Henry Slade, Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie, the boys who’ve come through the academy, they’re the backbone of our team. They’re building an understanding of what it’s like to play in the Premiership year on year. Now they’ve got England accolades as well. The coaches do a great job for us, Rob Hunter, Rob Baxter and Ali Hepher, they’ve got a good mix of youth and experience, and got the style of play that suits us probably a lot better than it did three years ago because the guys have matured.I’m a member of Exeter’s Cookie Club. There are ten of us, mostly forwards with sweet tooths. We meet up for a treat every week after the last day of training. One person has to supply the treat. We’ve had ice-cream cakes, ice-cream sandwiches. Dave Ewers made a double-decked chocolate cake with at least 12 Creme Eggs on top.We had a team outing to Burts Chips in Plymouth. Eight of us went round the factory, got shown how the crisps were made. We tasted quite a few so that was nice. We also had a sausage-making competition, in teams of two. I did a cranberry and turkey but it didn’t go very well. The winner was Moroccan chicken and sesame seeds, that was quite good.We’ve got a sponsor on board now, Wingman. They do shower gel and stuff but once a month they’ll supply us with a cake – the other week they got us a rocky road brownie sandwich with a doughnut on top.Euro stars: Exeter made the Champions Cup quarter-finals for the first time, before losing to Wasps (Inpho)I’m married to Emma and have two boys, Troy, six, and Kade, four. They play for a local club called Topsham. For holidays we visit Europe as much as possible – we’re going to Greece in the summer.Phil Dollman and I coach the freshers first team at Exeter University. We play a lot of attacking rugby; we do a lot of complicated moves which I think they enjoy. If you see anything that works, you can use it down at Exeter as well. I enjoy coaching, especially the younger kids, and I’ve passed my Level Two badge.I’ve enrolled into a leadership and management course at Northumbria University. So I’m studying as well. It’s an online course, two years. I’m not 100% sure what I want to do in future; I might look into rugby camps.We’ve got so many characters at Exeter. Everyone buys into what we’re trying to achieve. Rob (Baxter) selects people who he knows will fit into that environment. At the end of the day we enjoy our bus rides as well. You can have a beer and enjoy the company on the way home from a game, win or lose. Sit down and enjoy it, then come back to work on a Monday and get on with it. It comes from the coaches down. Rob knows what he wants to do, how the club should be run, and he gets the right people in.Smart cookie: Exeter DoR Rob Baxter has created a fun and successful environment, says Waldrom (Getty)Whatever team I’ve played for, I always match my scrum cap to their colours. So here I have three caps, in orange, black and white. At Wellington I had black and yellow, in Christchurch I had black and red, at Tigers I had a green and a red one. I’m an ambassador for Canterbury and I’m lucky that they help me out.I took selection for granted at the start of the season. I rested on my laurels too much. I hurt my groin as well, second game in, so I was out for a few games, but I think it was more just not being at the top of my game where I should be. When I got an opportunity I had to make sure I took it with both hands. And that’s what happened, and then you get momentum.I’ve built a great relationship with Dave Ewers. We hit it off from minute one as a combination. With Don Armand and Julian Salvi, we’ve formed a good back row but you can’t afford to mess up because there’s so much competition now in the squad. I like to do a bit extra in training on the first day of the week. To get myself ready for the coming week. I like being one of the fitter people, it’s something I pride myself on – being fit and doing all the training. I’ll probably do some endurance running, get my body to tick over. I pride myself on coming to a new team and making sure I create a good impression. That’s what I like to do.Latching on: Fellow Chief Dave Ewers, another tough man to stop, is a big mate of Waldrom’s (Inpho)Job done: Tank with the Mike Gibson Memorial Trophy after Wellington’s win v Otago in August (Getty)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. I was born in Lower Hutt, a suburb of Wellington. My dad played a lot of first-grade games at first-five (fly-half) for Wainuiomata, and when he coached my older brother Scott, I jumped on top of that. I first played at the age of four. Not everyone could afford boots so we’d all go bare feet on Saturday mornings in the frost, just to make it fair.I didn’t take much interest in rugby to start with. I’d tackle my own players, or sit at the back of the field and pick flowers. I didn’t take to it straightaway but I always enjoyed being out there.Rugby is everything in New Zealand. At school even before the bell rings everyone’s playing rugby on the concrete, and at lunchtime it’s an hour full-on rugby touch, and then you’ve got training after school. I was probably playing four hours a day.Zinzan Brooke was a big driver for me. I enjoyed the way he played. He was a bit different from other people and that’s the way I’d like to be remembered – a bit different. He had the freedom of backing his skills. When he needed to kick it, he kicked it. He was a guy that I looked up to.Athletics was big in our family as well. I used to travel around New Zealand competing at athletics meets in the summer. I represented New Zealand at shot put, discus and hammer. I had to decide between rugby and athletics at about 17. I’d have had to go to America to do athletics and I was going places in rugby. I was progressing, so I stuck to rugby.I played in the front row, then at school moved to No 8. I always said that if I didn’t play firsts I’d go back to the front row, at hooker. For some reason I kept making teams at No 8 until I was playing No 8 professionally.I got picked up by Wellington Academy. We had a coach called Alistair Meacham who gave a core group of us a chance. I had my first game for Wellington at 18.My highlight with Wellington was winning the Ranfurly Shield in 2008. That was big but we made a lot of finals. 2003 was probably the breakthrough year for me. I got to play the whole season, then graduated to Hurricanes (Super Rugby) in 2004. By then me and Scott had moved on to the Avalon club, after we moved out of Wainuiomata to be closer to our secondary school, St Patrick’s Silverstream.Hurricane force: Fending off the Stormers’ Luke Watson during the 2007 Super Rugby competition (Getty)I joined Canterbury to get more game time. I felt I was playing some good rugby but never got enough opportunities at Wellington; we had Jerry Collins, Rodney So’oialo, Chris Masoe, so my path was blocked. An opportunity opened up at Canterbury after a player (Mose Tuali’i) moved to Japan. Todd Blackadder got in touch with me and I played every game for them that year (2009).The Junior All Blacks was another step in your career. I thought I might have got close (to that) but they went for another option and I thought if I couldn’t make that I had to move on. The Heineken Cup was a big motivator but the main goal in moving to England (Leicester Tigers) was to play international rugby (he qualified via an English-born grandmother). I set myself goals and I like achieving them.My nickname started after I ‘tooted the horn’ after scoring a try. One of the papers in New Zealand did a front-page pull-out on ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’. Once I scored a try I wanted to celebrate it, it was just a bit of fun really. When I was at Hawke’s Bay I asked if they could play the music over the speakers whenever I scored.center_img TAGS: Exeter ChiefsLeicester Tigers Thomas Waldrom, 35, has called time on a magnificent career. The No 8 reflects on his globetrotting journey in an interview first published near the end of his days at Exeter Thomas Waldrom: Life and Times of the Unstoppable TankThomas ‘the Tank’ Waldrom has parked up. The former England No 8 this week called time on a 17-year professional career that started and finished with his home province Wellington.Along the way, he played for Hawke’s Bay, the Hurricanes and the Crusaders in New Zealand, as well as top-flight English clubs Leicester and Exeter.With 54 tries in 158 Premiership matches, Waldrom has touched down more than any other forward in Premiership history apart from Neil Back. He was the league’s leading try-scorer in 2015 and 2016 and won the Premiership with both the Tigers and Chiefs. His five England caps came in 2012-13 during the reign of Stuart Lancaster.Rugby World spoke to Waldrom about his stellar career in an article we published in 2016 when he was playing for Exeter. It’s a rugby journey that started with picking flowers on the fields of Wainuiomata…last_img read more

Church Point House / CHROFI

first_img City:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Katherine LuRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Residential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The design responds to a steep one-directional Western facing site overlooking Sydney’s Pittwater.Save this picture!© Katherine LuA large sunken courtyard is cut into the escarpment at the rear of the dwelling, providing a meditative and calming outlook from adjoining spaces, a juxtaposition to the site’s expansive and sometimes extreme primary aspect.Save this picture!© Katherine LuSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Katherine LuTransparency within the dwelling’s core provides interconnectivity between these contrasting edges allowing the habitants to experience an ever-changing quality of light and atmosphere, whilst connecting to the landscape.Save this picture!© Katherine LuSave this picture!© Katherine LuProject gallerySee allShow lessJintang Community Experience Center / Unite-Create-ArchitectsSelected ProjectsARN 25 House / [i]da arquitectosSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944667/church-point-house-chrofi Clipboard Photographs 2019 Graybuilt Save this picture!© Katherine Lu+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  “COPY” Architects: CHROFI Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944667/church-point-house-chrofi Clipboard Projects Australia “COPY” Triibe Photographs:  Katherine Lu Church Point House / CHROFISave this projectSaveChurch Point House / CHROFI Builder: ArchDaily Interiors: Houses Church Point House / CHROFI CopyAbout this officeCHROFIOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on August 03, 2020Cite: “Church Point House / CHROFI” 02 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“教堂角” 住宅 / CHROFI是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Intimidation trial opens at Circuit Court

first_imgNewsLocal NewsIntimidation trial opens at Circuit CourtBy admin – October 25, 2012 683 Previous articleCity rental scam alertNext articleTurkish delight at Shannon airport admin THE TRIAL has opened in Limerick Circuit Court of a 21-year-old woman charged with the alleged intimidation of a mother and daughter who were potential State witnesses in a case last year. Ciara Lynch of Hyde Road, Ballinacurra Weston is charged with threatening, menacing or putting fear into two women, April and her mother, Alice Collins on May 15, 2011 at Hyde Avenue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WhatsApp The prosecution alleges that Ms Lynch shouted and made remarks while also making gun-like signal with her hand to Alice and April Collins outside their home on Hyde Avenue. A month earlier, Alice and April Collins had made statements to gardai, in connection with another matter and it is alleged that Ms Lynch was attempting to intimidate the Collins women who were potential witnesses in a case. Ms Lynch has pleaded not guilty to the charges and the trial is expected to last three days. Twitter Facebook Print Advertisement Email Linkedinlast_img read more

[Breaking] RBI Governor Announces Extension Of Loan Moratorium By 3 Months From June 1

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] RBI Governor Announces Extension Of Loan Moratorium By 3 Months From June 1 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 May 2020 10:07 PMShare This – xThe Reserve Bank of India Governor, Shaktikanta Das, on Friday announced the extension of the moratorium on term loans by another 3 months from June 1. The extension is given taking note of the fact that the lockdown has been extended.”In view of the extension of the lockdown and continuing disruptions on account of COVID-19, it has been decided to permit lending institutions to extend…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 Reserve Bank of India Governor, Shaktikanta Das, on Friday announced the extension of the moratorium on term loans by another 3 months from June 1. The extension is given taking note of the fact that the lockdown has been extended.”In view of the extension of the lockdown and continuing disruptions on account of COVID-19, it has been decided to permit lending institutions to extend the moratorium on term loan instalments by another three months, i.e., from June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. Accordingly, the repayment schedule and all subsequent due dates, as also the tenor for such loans, may be shifted across the board by another three months”, the RBI Governor said. The further announcements are :”In respect of working capital facilities sanctioned in the form of cash credit/overdraft, lending institutions are being permitted to allow a deferment of another three months, from June1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, in addition to the three months allowed on March 27, 2020 on payment of interest in respect of all such facilities outstanding as on March 1, 2020. In order to ameliorate the difficulties faced by borrowers in repaying the accumulated interest for the deferment period on working capital facilities in one shot, lending institutions are permitted to convert the accumulated interest on working capital facilities over the deferment period (up to August 31, 2020) into a funded interest term loan which shall be repayable not later than the end of the current financial year (i.e., March 31, 2021)”. The RBI Governor clarified that the moratorium/deferment will not be treated as changes in terms and conditions of loan agreements due to financial difficulty of the borrowers and, consequently, will not result in asset classification downgrade.The rescheduling of payments on account of the moratorium/deferment will not qualify as a default for the purposes of supervisory reporting and reporting to credit information companies (CICs) by the lending institutions.Lending institutions are being permitted to restore the margins for working capital to the origin level by March 31, 2021On March 27, the RBI Governor had announced the decision to permit financial institutions to grant 3 months moratorium on term loans and deferment of interest on working capital.”The moratorium on term loans & deferring of interest payments on working capital will not lead to asset classification downgrade”, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das had clarified then. These (moratorium of 3 months on term loans and 3-month deferment of interest on working capital) will not create any adverse impact on the credit history of the beneficiaries, said the Governor.Later, on April 17,  the RBI clarified that the moratorium permitted by it on March 27 due to COVID-19 situation can be excluded from the 90-day period for Non Performing Assets(NPA) classification of accounts which were standard as on March 1.The latest announcement makes the moratorium period 6 months, with effect from March 1.In the latest press briefing made on Friday, the RBI Governor also announced that the RBI has cut the repo rate by 40 basis points from 4.4% to 4%. The reverse repo rate has been kept at 3.35% to maintain accommodative stance.To give a boost to exports, maximum permissible period of pre and post shipment of credits has been increased from 1 year to 15 months.Rs 15,000 crore has been allocated to EXIM banks to avail US dollar swap facility.In order to provide greater flexibility of SIDBI, another 90 days extension for the 90-day term loan facilities will be offered, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das. This will provide additional liquidity support to the MSME sector.Click here to download RBI Governor’s full statementSubscribe 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

Plea In Supreme Court Seeks SIT Probe Into Alleged Killings Of BJP Workers By TMC In Post-Poll Violence In West Bengal

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In Supreme Court Seeks SIT Probe Into Alleged Killings Of BJP Workers By TMC In Post-Poll Violence In West Bengal Radhika Roy19 May 2021 12:24 AMShare This – xA plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking for an SIT probe into the alleged killings of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers at the hands of people belonging to Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) in wake of the post-poll violence in West Bengal.Filed by Advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay, the plea seeks directions for disassociation of the West Bengal Government from investigation into the cases and, for a report to be submitted by the West Bengal Governor so as to aid the Apex Court to discern whether there has been any breakdown of Constitutional machineries in the State and to consequently advice the President to issue a proclamation under Article 356. The petition highlights that after the declaration of TMC as the ruling party in the State on 2nd May, “massacre killings of suspected BJP workers/supporters and destruction of their houses/properties have taken place” and have reportedly left the remaining workers/supporters with no option but to leave their residence and seek refuge. Advertisement “In a nutshell, from media reports, it is clearly discernible that there is subversion of Constitution by State Government while professing to work under the Constitution and the State ruled by the Respondent No.3 and her political party have been indulging in creating disunity and disaffection among the people of the State to disintegrate the democratic social fabric and in the process, have been resorting to subvert its basic feature/democracy”.Advertisement Referring to “Shrimad Ramcharit Manas”, it is contended that the king has a duty toward his people and similarly, in a democracy, a person who is elected to as a Chief Minister of a State ceases to be just a political leader and is duty bound to act in the interest and welfare of the entire State, irrespective of their political affiliations. “So far as the Respondent No. 3 is concerned, she seems to have forgotten her ‘rajdharm’ completely and with the result, she is found to be treating certain class of people of the State who have campaigned in election and voted against her/her political party, as her worst enemies and with the result, people belong to her and political party viz. TMC in tacit understanding with the Respondent No.3 have resorted to killings/massacre of the people belonging to BJP and law enforcing agencies/police machineries of the State have become silent spectators to such ghastly and heinous crimes.” The plea goes on to submit that the Chief Minister and her party are seeking to subvert the principles of a responsible government and to set up a party dictatorship, thereby leading to complete chaos and anarchy in the State as well as putting the lives of the rival party, i.e. BJP, at stake.Calling the alleged massacre of 16 BJP workers as “Talibanisation of the country by the people in power”, the plea prays for an SIT to be constituted, headed by a retired Judge of the Supreme Court as well as retired officials from Central Investigating agencies to probe into the killings and for the declaration of President’s Rule in the State. TagsSupreme Court Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) Post-Poll Violence West Bengal 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

GP’s seeing doubling of people they’re sending for Covid-19 testing

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Google+ There were no new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal yesterday, the first time since testing began.The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the county still stand at 469.Meanwhile, GPs have seen a doubling of people they’re sending for Covid-19 testing in the past week.It’s after the rules around who qualifies for testing were changed by the National Public Health Emergency Team.Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, says widening the criteria has led to a big increase in people being referred to test centres:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/HolohanTesting12.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Previous article€40,000 worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco seized in BallyshannonNext articleProfessional integrity of teachers must be protected – TUI News Highland GP’s seeing doubling of people they’re sending for Covid-19 testing RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – May 9, 2020 Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Manhunt on for 2 robbers who gunned down mother working at gas station

first_imgHarris County Sheriffs Office(HOUSTON) — A massive manhunt in Texas stretched into its fifth day Tuesday for two armed robbers who gunned down in cold blood a mother of two described by a relative as a “light in a dark world” and had recently become engaged to be married.Donna Pena, 31, was shot to death in a holdup at a Houston-area Shell gas station, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Pena started working at the gas station three days before she was killed, her brother-in-law, Kevin Hamilton, told ABC News on Tuesday.“Why? Just why? It was senseless,” Hamilton said. “They have to pay.”the Harris County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video of the two gun-wielding robbers, both wearing bandannas over their faces, and one dressed in a hooded sweatshirt with the word “Navy” written on the front and back. His accomplice was wearing red sneakers with white stripes, police said.Investigators said the fatal holdup occurred Friday night while Pena was working in the gas station’s mini market, officials said.In a horrific crime that took just 25 seconds, the two bandits bust through the front door about 10 p.m. with pistols in hand and mercilessly shot Pena dead before emptying the cash register, authorities said.Sheriff’s officials said the two men are believed to be responsible for five to 10 armed robberies in the Houston area, including one recently at a Subway restaurant.“Getting these two men off the streets is a top priority for us. We owe it to Donna Pena, her loved ones and everybody that mourns her death, as well as the community that we are sworn to protect,” Chief Deputy Edison Toquica of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said during a news conference.Hamilton said Pena had previously worked for the chain of Shell gas stations in the Houston area, but quit to go to welding school. He said Pena went back to work three days before she was killed.“She was actually just picking up a shift. That was not her regular store,” Hamilton told ABC News.He described his sister-in-law as “full of love” and is survived by a 4-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son.“She was there for everybody and she loved nature, she loved Texas and she loved just about everything,” Hamilton said. “She was a light in a dark world.”Hamilton said Pena’s boyfriend recently proposed marriage and she accepted.He said Pena’s son is distraught over his mother’s death.“He’s trying to stay strong for everybody,” Hamilton said. “It’s just hitting her little girl. She thinks it’s a dream and we’re all going to wake up.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more