Digest of Budget announcements affecting fundraising Small charities and Gift Aid (s2.92)The government says it will encourage more donors to use Gift Aid on eligible donations and encourage smaller charities to register for the reliefs they are entitled to. The Budget document says this will include “targeted outreach work” and a “simpler” joint HMRC/Charity Commission application process. It also says it wants to “improve understanding of donor behavior”.Sector responsesInstitute of Fundraising: “The introduction of targeted outreach work could help to get more charities involved in using Gift Aid and we look forward to working with the government on this to ensure that it can be as effective as possible.”NCVO: “We’ve been concerned that the Gift Aid Small Donations scheme is too complex for many of those it’s targeted at to be able to claim. We called on the government to do more to support smaller charities so we’re pleased to see the announcement of an outreach team to help smaller charities get the tax reliefs they’re entitled to.”Further informationGift Aid Small Donations Scheme (HMRC). Sector responsesInstitute of FundraisingCharity Finance GroupNCVOCharities Aid FoundationCharity Tax GroupACEVO Sector responsesInstitute of Fundraising: “We are mindful to ensure that any process of simplification does not have an inadvertent negative impact on charities being able to fundraise effectively using Gift Aid.”Further informationHMRC rules on donor benefits.HMRC guidance on donor benefits. Tagged with: Finance Gift Aid Libor Benefits received by charity donors (s2.96)Perhaps the most significant new measure is the announcement that the government will conduct a review of the benefits allowed to donors – any item or service a donor receives in connection with a donation, such as entry to an event or magazine subscription – “with a view to simplifying existing rules”HMRC rules on donor benefits present two methods of assessing the value of the benefit that a donor (or a person connected with the donor) may receive in return for making a donation.Under the relevant value test, benefits are limited to:25 per cent of the donations up to £100£25 for donations from £101 to £1,0005 per cent of donations above £1,001 up to a maximum of £2,500.If they pass the relevant value test, benefits are then assessed against the aggregate value test – benefits received by a single donor in a financial year must not exceed £2,500. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Grants for air ambulance and inland safety boat charities (s2.95) More of the £100 million ring-fenced for charities from the Libor fines fund – as announced in the Autumn Statement – was announced in the Budget, extending it from military charities to emergency services charities.Air ambulance charities will have access to a new five-year grant of £65,000 a year to cover the cost of VAT on fuel. This follows a review by the Treasury on the VAT that air ambulance charities incur on fuel.Inland safety boat charities will also have access to a further five-year fund of £1 million per year to cover their fuel costs.Osborne also announced in his Budget speech that, because the Libor fines fund “continue[s] to grow” that he was also making available £10 million for scouts, guides, and cadets, delivered through the Youth United Network, and St John’s Ambulance.Last year, more than 150,000 people signed a government e-petition to refund VAT on fuel for air ambulances. Community Amateur Sports Clubs (s2.97)As announced at Autumn Statement, the government will legislate (Finance Bill 2014) to allow tax relief on gifts of cash from companies to Community Amateur Sports Clubs. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The budget announced this week by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne contains a number measures directly related to charity fundraising.Most of these news measures are contained in ss2.91 to 2.97 of the Budget document published by HM Treasury yesterday.UK Fundraising here presents a brief digest of these new measures (for a round up of all measures in the budget relating to charities, see NCVO’s blog). Howard Lake | 21 March 2014 | News 37 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cultural Gifts Scheme (s2.93 and 2.94) The Cultural Gifts Scheme enables UK taxpayers to donate important works of art and other heritage objects to be held for the benefit of the public or the nation. In return, donors receive a tax reduction based on a set percentage of the value of the object they are donating.The Budget announced that the combined annual limit for the Cultural Gifts Scheme and Inheritance Tax Acceptance in Lieu scheme will be increased from £30 million to £40 million a year from 2014-15 (s2.93).The Budget also confirmed the announcement made in the Autumn Statement, that there will be legislation – through the Finance Bill (2014) – to amend the Cultural Gifts Scheme in relation to Estate Duty (s2.94). The legislation will ensure that people who donate objects, on which there is potentially a charge to the Estate Duty, are not financially better off by donating the object under the CGS, than selling the object on the open market.Further informationDCMS guidance on the Cultural Gifts Scheme. Gift Aid on digital donations (s2.91)The government has previously announced in the autumn statement that it would improve Gift Aid in the context of digital giving by allowing non-charity intermediaries to play a role in collecting Gift Aid and managing the declarations on behalf of charities.The government has now confirmed it will legislate for this through the Finance Bill 2015.Sector responsesInstitute of Fundraising: “There is potential that this could create an easier and more efficient system for people who donate online or via their phones. However, the devil will be in the detail and it’s important that the right framework is put in place so that this works best for charities and donors.”Charities Aid Foundation: “We are pleased the Government is committed to promoting and modernising Gift Aid, but we urgently need to see the detail. Changes must be far-sighted and ambitious, so that Gift Aid is truly fit for the digital age and charities can benefit from this generous tax relief on millions of text, online and mobile donations.”Further information:For more information on the government’s digital Gift Aid proposals, see this charity update from accountancy firm Shipleys.
Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon returns for third year Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 48 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: alcohol Cancer Research UK Events Howard Lake | 20 November 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Cancer Research UK’s month-long abstinence fundraising campaign Dryathlon® returns in January for its third outing.The campaign, which was piloted in 2013, took the simple and existing fundraising idea of getting sponsored to give up alcohol for one month, and turned it, with some added gamification, humour, and digital and social creativity, into a successful new annual campaign for the cancer charity.In 2013 35,000 participants, or Dryathletes™, raised over £3 million for the charity by the end of the 31-day willpower challenge. In 2014, 55,000 participants, raised £5.8 million. They did so either by getting sponsored by friends and family or pledging money they have saved by abstaining from alcohol over the course of the month.They can take part on their own or as part of a team.Dryathlon 2015 fundraising toolkitThis year the Dryathlon website features interactive functions including an ‘alcohol calculator’ which helps Dryathletes work out how much money and how many calories are saved by going dry for January. There is also a willpower test which enables participants to find out their ‘Will Power’ character, which they can then share online.The humour is there too, with the ‘Tipple Tax’ – “If you slip off the wagon just pay The Tipple Tax. Simply hang your head in shame and donate £20 to your JustGiving page”.Anthony Newman, Marketing Director at Cancer Research UK, commented:“Dryathlon’s first two years were a great success and the pressure is on for a third brilliant year. I’m really pleased with our ad campaign, developed with Abbot Mead Vickers, which builds on all our learnings since launching Dryathlon in 2012. The ‘go dry’ market has become a lot more crowded since then, but I’m confident 2014/15 will do us proud.”
Digital and creative agency Zeal is supporting Age UK Leeds with staff volunteering their time and digital skills to help with the charity’s digital inclusion scheme for older people.Members of the Zeal team have undertaken training to support the Age UK Leeds Digital Drop-In sessions, aimed at helping the older community learn the skills they need to get online.Digital inclusionAge UK Leeds provide a number of digital inclusion services in the local area and Zeal have been helping out at the weekly Digital Drop-In sessions at The Arch Café in Leeds City Centre.The Digital Drop-In sessions are designed to help older people develop their skills and confidence to get online safely, from setting up email addresses, and Internet safety to learning how to use messaging services such as Skype and Facebook to keep connected to family, friends and the local community.Digital exclusion is a real issue for the older generation with many unable to access the internet and perform tasks such as paying bills online and using price comparison sites to make sure they are on the most affordable rates for services such as electricity and gas. It can exacerbate loneliness.Three Peaks challengeIn addition to skilled volunteering, Zeal staff members have also undertaken several fundraising activities to raise money for the charity. Having completed the Leeds 10K run in July and the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, a team of staff will take part in November’s Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash to raise funds.Lisa Burnett, Fundraising Director at Age UK Leeds, thanked Zeal for its support, saying: “In Leeds there are over 32,000 older people that are lonely or isolated and its corporate partnerships like this one that help us raise much needed funds to support as many of them as possible.”Jane Rutter, CEO at Zeal, said: “We spent a long time looking for a charity we could partner as we wanted to make a real difference and get involved in a meaningful way, not just giving money. Age UK Leeds do such an important and amazing job. Thework they do connects and helps the elderly in a way which changes lives and makes an unbelievable difference. We are committed to fundraising, volunteering and offering our services to help them continue doing that great work.” Advertisement Zeal donates digital skills to Age UK Leeds Tagged with: corporate fundraising events Yorkshire 190 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 189 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Howard Lake | 26 September 2018 | News 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 year Harvard University’s stash of stocks and bonds was worth $37.6 billion. That’s almost as much as the gross domestic product of the 81 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the CIA World Factbook.Why should Harvard be so rich and people in Congo so poor? That’s the result of imperialism and a capitalist world market that started with the extermination of Indigenous peoples in the Americas and the African Holocaust.Despite its wealth, Harvard tried to break the strike of its dining hall workers and take away their health benefits.Nearly 800 members of UNITE HERE Local 26, supported by Harvard students and the community, beat them back.Harvard’s loot, like capitalism itself, according to Karl Marx, “comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt.”The generosity of slavemaster Issac Royall Jr. helped establish Harvard Law School 200 years ago. Royall’s family fled the Caribbean island of Antigua after an attempted slave revolt in 1736 that was crushed by burning 77 Africans to death.The Royalls arrived in Massachusetts with at least 27 enslaved people. (“On the Battlefield of Merit” by Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball) Following protests in 2015, Harvard agreed to change its law school seal, which featured the Royall family crest.Harvard’s largest benefactor was hedge fund operator John Paulson, who gave $400 million to the school in 2015. The Wall Street Journal declared “foreclosures made John Paulson a billion dollars.” (April 21, 2010) Children of families who lost their homes should rejoice that their misery resulted in Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences getting a hefty gift.Puritan bigots and killers Industrial Workers of the World leader Bill Haywood wrote in his autobiography that his father’s ancestors “would probably run to the Puritan bigots or the cavalier pirates. Neither case would give me reason for pride.”The wealth of so many “proper Bostonians” and the rest of New England “old money” is rooted in blood. It’s well known that the Pilgrims would have starved to death without the corn and other aid given by Native people.In return the colonists launched extermination campaigns, including the Great Swamp Massacre in 1675 in which hundreds of Native children were slaughtered. This atrocity was glorified in a history of “King Philip’s War” by the Puritan minister Increase Mather, who became Harvard’s president in 1692.Karl Marx wrote how “those sober virtuosi of Protestantism, the Puritans of New England” set a price of 50 English pounds in 1744 on the scalps of Indigenous women and children.The United States is the only country in the world that has a holiday called “Thanksgiving” that celebrates genocide. Since 1970 the United American Indians of New England has held a “Day of Mourning” on the same date in Plymouth, Mass., to tell the truth about this holocaust.Colonial New England’s economy revolved around supplying slave plantations in the Caribbean with food and other supplies. In return the 60 rum distilleries in Massachusetts and 30 in Rhode Island imported molasses. President John Adams didn’t know why people “should blush to confess that molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence.” (“Capitalism & Slavery” by Eric Williams)Slave trading was important, too. The forerunner of Brown University in Providence — which like Harvard belongs to the “Ivy League” — was started by one of the biggest slave dealers, Nicholas Brown Jr.It was on behalf of these Yankee pirates that the slave trade was kept from being prohibited for at least 20 years in Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution.The other New EnglandNo wonder abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison called the constitution a “covenant with hell.” Garrison was dragged with a rope by a mob from Boston’s State Street financial district in 1835 and only escaped with his life when the mayor had him arrested.Abolitionists were part of the other New England. The Black man Crispus Attucks became the first martyr of the U.S. American Revolution. Black soldiers helped repulse the Redcoats on Bunker Hill.In the years leading up to the Civil War, even some of Boston’s wealthy helped the anti-slavery cause. Railroad magnate John Murray Forbes shipped rifles to abolitionists in Kansas and welcomed John Brown to Boston.But the Forbes family fortune was based on smuggling opium into China. Another big-time drug pusher was Warren Delano, a grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum is named for the China merchant William Haynes Fogg.The only reason Northern capitalists supported the right of African-American men to vote was to prevent repudiation of the Civil War debt. W.E.B. Du Bois proved this in his classic “Black Reconstruction.”Yet it was Northern moneymen who helped overthrow Reconstruction, that brief period of Black freedom from 1865 to 1877. Here’s the historic arc of the capitalist class: While the father-in-law of John D. Rockefeller — the world’s first billionaire — was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, his grandson Nelson Rockefeller was the butcher of Attica.Harvard was part of this racist reaction, which included the “eugenics” movement that promoted Nazi-like theories of “racial purity.” Tens of thousands of people, mostly young Black women, were sterilized against their will under laws upheld in a notorious 1927 Supreme Court decision written by Harvard graduate Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.A more refined version of Donald Trump was Harvard President A. Lawrence Lowell, who served as vice president of the racist Immigration Restriction League. (“Harvard’s Eugenics Era,” Harvard Magazine, March-April 2016)Lowell gave Harvard students credit for joining the National Guard to try to break the IWW strike of Lawrence, Mass., textile workers in 1912. (“How Harvard Rules” by John Trumpbour) Many of today’s Harvard students would have joined the IWW instead.Armed with a Harvard Ph.D., Lothrop Stoddard published “The Rising Tide of Color Against White World Supremacy,” an influential racist diatribe during the 1920s.More recently Harvard Professor Henry Kissinger theorized about the tactical use of nuclear weapons in a 1957 book. As Nixon’s National Security Adviser, Kissinger helped kill millions in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.Harvard’s dining hall workers and their supporters confronted these centuries of racism and male chauvinism when they defeated Harvard’s filthy money.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Facebook Dean Straka + posts printThis story was updated on Sept. 18 at 5:51 p.m. to include new information.The Horned Frog basketball team will be without junior forward Kenrich Williams in the upcoming 2015-16 season due to a knee injury.Williams said he had knee surgery on Friday morning and is feeling better. Because his recovery will last until March, Williams will sit out the entire season, which begins Nov. 13 against Southeastern Louisiana. It was reported that Williams had suffered knee problems during the entire 2014-15 season.“It’s tough for me,” Williams said. “I haven’t missed a game my entire life. I know it will be tough for the team without me.”The Frogs lose a valuable asset in Williams, who led the team in rebounds last season, averaging 6.7 per game. His average of 2.8 offensive rebounds per game also led the Frogs and qualified for third best in the Big 12.Williams’ 30 steals were the third most of anyone on the team.Last year was Williams’ first with Frogs, having transferred to TCU from New Mexico Junior College after the 2013-14 season.With Williams out, the team is now without nine starters from last year’s campaign. The Frogs had previously lost eight players either to graduation or transfers.Media relations director Mark Cohen and assistant director of media relations Matt Hoover could not be reached for comment. Linkedin Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Linkedin ReddIt Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Twitter TCU Basketball vs UT at the Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center on the FWISD campus in Fort Worth, Texas on January 19, 2015. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleTCU renovates beach volleyball courtsNext articlePatterson prepares for a rejuvenated SMU offense Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
Follow the news on Mauritania Organisation MauritaniaAfrica Religious intoleranceProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionInternet RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved to learn that Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, a Mauritanian blogger sentenced to death in 2014 for “blaspheming” the Prophet in a blog post, was finally freed yesterday. Detained for the past three years, Mohamed was released after an appeal court in the northern city of Nouadhibou reduced his sentence to two years in prison. Prosecutors have nonetheless appealed against the court’s decision, calling it too lenient. November 10, 2017 RSF relieved by Mauritanian blogger’s release Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed’s judicial ordeal began when a Nouadhibou criminal court found him guilty of apostasy and sentenced him to death in December 2014, although he gave a public apology and denied intending to insult the Prophet in his December 2013 blog post.A Nouadhibou appeal court upheld the death sentence on 21 April 2016 but changed the charge on which was convicted to “atheism” and asked Mauritania’s supreme court to rule on the sincerity of his professed repentance.The supreme court referred the case to a different appeal court, the one that finally issued its ruling yesterday. As well as giving Mohamed a two-year jail term, the court fined him 60,000 ouguiyas (150 euros).However, prosecutors filed an appeal today against this decision, saying it was much too lenient and again seeking the death penalty for Mohamed.“It is a relief to know that Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed is free at last and we hope he will not be subjected to another trial as a result of the prosecution’s appeal to the supreme court,” RSF editor in chief Virginie Dangles said.“This blogger should never have had to spend three years of his life in prison because of what he wrote. His case has deeply divided Mauritanian society and we urge the authorities to lose no time in doing whatever is necessary to protect him.”Mohamed’s lawyer said she was not sure if it would be safe for her client to remain in Mauritania, given the hostile climate and the fact that prosecutors are again seeking the death penalty.Thousands of people have protested to demand the death sentence whenever his case has come before a court. Another hostile street demonstration took place in the capital, Nouakchott, a week ago.No one has been executed in Mauritania since 1987 and Mohamed was the first person in his country to be sentenced to death for apostasy. RSF and other free speech organizations had constantly called for his release for the past three years.Mauritania has fallen in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index in recent years and is now ranked 55th out of 180 countries. MauritaniaAfrica Religious intoleranceProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionInternet May 20, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post News to go further News News July 6, 2020 Find out more Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release March 13, 2020 Find out more
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Top StoriesSalaries & Pensions Are Rightful Entitlements Of Government Employees; Appropriate Interest Must Be Paid For Delayed Payment: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Feb 2021 1:24 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that salaries and pensions are rightful entitlements of Government employees and the Government which has delayed the payment of salaries and pensions should be directed to pay interest at an appropriate rate.The Andhra Pradesh High Court had allowed a Public Interest Litigation filed by a former District and Sessions Judge and directed the (i) payment of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court observed that salaries and pensions are rightful entitlements of Government employees and the Government which has delayed the payment of salaries and pensions should be directed to pay interest at an appropriate rate.The Andhra Pradesh High Court had allowed a Public Interest Litigation filed by a former District and Sessions Judge and directed the (i) payment of the deferred salary for the months of March-April 2020 together with interest at the rate of 12% per annum and (ii) payment of deferred pension for the month of March 2020 with a similar rate of interest.In appeal before the Apex Court, the State Government restricted its challenge against the High Court judgment only to the component of interest. The state contended that the decision to defer the payment of salaries and pensions was taken due to the precarious financial position in which the State found itself as a consequence of the pandemic. It submitted that the State had acted bona fide and there would be no reason to saddle it with the liability to pay interest. The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah, taking note of the contentions raised by both sides, observed:”The direction for the payment of the deferred portions of the salaries and pensions is unexceptionable. Salaries are due to the employees of the State for services rendered. Salaries in other words constitute the rightful entitlement of the employees and are payable in accordance with law. Likewise, it is well settled that the payment of pension is for years of past service rendered by the pensioners to the State. Pensions are hence a matter of a rightful entitlement recognised by the applicable rules and regulations which govern the service of the employees of the State.The court noted that the State Government has complied with the directions of the Court for the payment of the outstanding dues in two tranches. The court observed that the rate of 12% per annum which has been fixed by the High Court should be suitably scaled down. “While learned counsel for the respondents submits that the award of interest was on account of the action of the Government which was contrary to law, we are of the view that the payment of interest cannot be used as a means to penalize the State Government. There can be no gainsaying the fact that the Government which has delayed the payment of salaries and pensions should be directed to pay interest at an appropriate rate.”, the court said.Disposing the appeal, the bench directed that in substitution of the interest rate of 12% per annum which has been awarded by the High Court, the Government of Andhra Pradesh shall pay simple interest computed at the rate of 6% per annum on account of deferred salaries and pensions within a period of thirty days.CASE: State of Andhra Pradesh vs.Dinavahi Lakshmi Kameswari [Civil Appeal No 399 of 2021]CORAM: Justices DY Chandrachud and MR ShahCOUNSEL: Sr. Adv Shekhar Naphade, Adv Mahfooz Ahsan Nazk, Adv Yelamanchili Shiva Santosh KumarCITATION: LL 2021 SC 113Click here to Read/Download JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleMan charged for making and distributing indecent images of childrenNext articleTwo Donegal players named in Irish News Ulster All-Stars News Highland Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Motorists are being urged to take care on the roads throughout the day due to snow and ice.The conditions, currently affecting much of the north and north-west, will to impact the entire country later.A nationwide Status Yellow alert takes effect from 6pm and remain until midday tomorrow, with falls of hail, sleet and snow expected.Brian Farrell from the Road Safety Authority says conditions will be treacherous:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Weather12ppm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+ Pinterest Motorists urged to take care due to snow and ice Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter By News Highland – January 23, 2021 WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further