World’s biggest fundraising sporting event

World’s biggest fundraising sporting event AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  60 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 April 1999 | News The Flora London Marathon takes place today. It is the largest fundraising sporting event in the world. Organisers expect that the participants will raise at least £15 million for charities in sponsorship from supporters. The Flora London Marathon takes place today. It is the largest fundraising sporting event in the world. Organisers expect that the participants will raise at least £15 million for charities in sponsorship from supporters. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

US Supreme Court to define fraud in charity fundraising

first_imgUS Supreme Court to define fraud in charity fundraising The Supreme Court in the USA is expected to issue a clarification of the definition of fraud in charitable fundraising by professional fundraising companies.The lack of clarity has hindered attempts by US states to prosecute certain fraudulent fundraising companies and those that appear to retain a very high percentage of funds raised on behalf of charities. Until now these companies have successfully argued that charitable solicitation constitutes free speech and so is protected by the First Amendment.Eighteen states have backed the Illinois attorney general’s office in its appeal to the Supreme Court saying that such problems are widespread. Advertisement  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 November 2002 | News Read “Court to Clarify Definition of Fraud in Charitable Fund-Raising” by Linda Greenhouse at the New York Times. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

US cable reveals ill-treatment of activist

first_img February 18, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 US cable reveals ill-treatment of activist Cable 09CAIRO255 Palestinian activists Ahmed Saad Abu Doma and Ahmed Kamal Abdelal, authors of the blog “The Angry Ones” (Ghadeboon), were each given one-year prison sentences and fined $350 on 10 February 2009 for illegally crossing the border into Gaza, according to the cable, released by Wikileaks on 16 February 2011. News RSF_en Hafez Abu Seada, secretary-general of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, speculated that international publicity about his arrest, along with his German nationality, had prevented the regime holding him for more than a few days (6-11 February), the cable said. The cable also reported, quoting Eid, the arrest on 6 February that year of Dia Eddin Gad, author of the pro-Palestinian blog “An Angry Voice”, who had been detained several times between December 2008 and January 2009 after taking part in pro-Palestinian demonstrations. Egyptian-German blogger Philip Rizk was tortured in an Egyptian prison in February 2009, according to a US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks which also reported the hounding of pro-Palestinian activists. The 11 February 2009 cable quoted his lawyer, Gamal Eid, as saying he had blindfolded and beaten as part of “physical and mental abuse” during his detention in a bid to get personal information out of him, including pass-words for his computer. Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Cycle in aid of Ger memorial scholarship

first_imgFacebook Email Linkedin Print Twitter Previous articleLaw Link, defence to debt collection proceedingsNext articleForget strapless – get ‘Glamorous Bra Straps’ admincenter_img ON this Saturday, a group of 10 cyclists will commemorate K2 mountaineer Ger McDonnell by cycling 112kms from Kilcornan in Limerick to Doolin in Clare, passing through Askeaton, the Tarbert Ferry, Kilrush, Ennistymon, Lahinch and Lisdoonvarna.They hope to raise funds for the Ger McDonnell Memorial Scholarship Fund at DCU, where Ger studied Electronic Engineering.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ger came to world attention in August 2008 when he became the first Irish person to scale K2 and was subsequently killed in the single worst accident to have taken place on K2.In a memorial service shortly after the accident, his brother JJ recounted how Ger once cycled from his native Kilcornan in Co. Limerick to Doolin in Co. Clare to post a letter. This summer Ger’s university classmates will recreate this epic cycle as part of a fund-raising drive. Their aim is to raise 50,000 euro to fund a scholarship in Ger’s name for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to study engineering at DCU. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCycle in aid of Ger memorial scholarshipBy admin – July 15, 2009 731 WhatsApplast_img read more

New appeal for information on Gussie Shanahan’s death

first_imgWhatsApp Email Print NewsCommunityNew appeal for information on Gussie Shanahan’s deathBy Staff Reporter – May 16, 2019 515 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Vicky calls for right to die with dignity TAGSAengus ‘Gussie’ ShanahanappealCommunityNews Facebook The poster issued by the family of Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan.THE family of a Limerick man whose partial skeletal remains were discovered in 2001, have issued a fresh appeal for information about his death.Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan was last seen alive, aged 20, in his native Limerick city, on February 11, 2000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bone fragments belonging to him were found washed up in Co Clare on October 28, 2001, by members of Bunratty Search and Rescue Service.However, the partial remains were only confirmed as belonging to Gussie last year following improvements in DNA technology.A Garda review of the case, launched late last year, is still continuing.Mr Shanahan’s family have now launched a fresh campaign for information which includes a confidential telephone line 087-1222950 that will be manned by family members.Gussie’s sister, Grainne Shanahan, said she and her family believe he was murdered.“We are going with this new appeal because this is a different chapter in the case. We have laid him to rest, but we still want answers as to what happened to Gussie.”Ms Shanahan appealed directly to people who have information about her brother’s disappearance for anyone with information about the death to let them know what happened.She particularly appealed to a man who contacted her father Bob Shanahan years previously with possible information about the case.“The man rang my Dad and said that Gussie had been in the wrong place at the wrong time. We’d like to hear from that man again, and anyone that knows what happened on the night Gussie disappeared.”A poster released by the Shanahan family reads: “JUSTICE FOR GUSSIE…So many Unanswered Questions??? Did He Suffer? Was He Alone? We Need Your Help…Help us get the answers.”Ms Shanahan said any information given to the family would be treated in “strict confidence”.Gussie’s bone fragments were laid to rest beside his late mother Nancy last November following his funeral mass.Bob Shanahan, speaking prior to the funeral, said hearing confirmation from Gardaí that the bone fragments found 17 years earlier belonged to his missing son, was like being “struck by a thunderbolt”.The investigation team at Roxboro Road Garda Station can be contacted at 061-214340 or on the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.by David [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleThere’s still a job to be done on the right to workNext articleLimerick FC players vote in favour of strike action Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

Delinquencies Forcasted to Rise in Coming Months

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Delinquencies Forcasted to Rise in Coming Months Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Black Knight Delinquencies hurricane harvey Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Next month could bring a new outlook to regional delinquency rates due to the aftermath of recent storms. Nationally, however, they remained relatively unchanged in August, according to Black Knight’s August 2017 Mortgage Data First Look. The effects of Hurricane Harvey are already being felt in areas of Houston, as delinquency rates rose 16 percent month-over-month.According to the report, 6,700 new delinquencies 30 days overdue were recorded in August, and an additional 1,000 borrowers missed an additional payment during the month, placing them in the 60-plus day threshold. Black Knight predicts that the true fallout of Hurricane Harvey on the housing market will likely be realized in September 2017’s numbers.There was a total of 54,700 new foreclosure starts in the month of August, which is an increase month-over-month of 2.63 percent, but a year-over-year decrease of 20.49 percent. The number of total national properties 30 or more days delinquent, but not yet in foreclosure, amounted to 2.003 million, and increase of 17,000 from the month prior but a decrease of 148,000 year-over-year. The number of properties 90 days past due, yet still not in foreclosure also declined year-over-year by 112,000, but rose month-over-month by 2,000 to a figure of 557,000.The only figure reported by Black Knight that decreased in both metrics was the number of foreclosed properties in the industry’s pre-sale inventory, dropping 13,000 from July to 385,000. That is a difference of 142,000 a year ago.As of August 2017, the top five states by non-current percentages were Mississippi, at 10.47 percent; Louisiana at 8.82 percent; Alabama at 7.22 percent; West Virginia at 6.95 percent; and Maine at 6.52 percent.The bottom five states by non-current percentages were Montana at 2.69 percent; Oregon at 2.58 percent; Minnesota at 2.53 percent; North Dakota at 2.31 percent, and Colorado at 2.11 percent.To see the full results of Black Knight’s First Look at August 2017 Mortgage Data, click here. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac’s Chief Diversity Officer on Diversity and Inclusion Next: Mortgage-Free Living Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Black Knight Delinquencies hurricane harvey 2017-10-02 Joey Pizzolatocenter_img  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Delinquencies Forcasted to Rise in Coming Months About Author: Joey Pizzolato Related Articles October 2, 2017 2,059 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Measuring Mortgage-Backed Securities Volumes

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fannie Mae Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas MBS UMBS 2019-04-30 Seth Welborn The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas released its Q1 2019 financial results on Tuesday. The bank reported a $58.4 million net income for the quarter.The bank’s long-term held-to-maturity securities portfolio, composed mainly of U.S. agency residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled around $1.4 billion as of Q1, and the bank’s long-term available-for-sale securities portfolio, comprised mostly of U.S. agency debentures and U.S. agency commercial MBS, totaled $16.1 billion as of March 31, 2019, as compared to $15.8 billion as of December 31, 2018. The bank’s mortgage loan portfolio totaled $2,594,412,000 in Q1 2019, up from $2,185,503,000 at the end of Q4 2018.The Q1 mortgage-backed securities portfolio is slightly below the Q4 2018’s portfolio amount of $1.5 billion.Moving forward, Freddie Mac has announced that its Investor Reporting Change Initiative (IRCI) will revise Single-Family investor reporting requirements, beginning in May 2019, including moving the investor reporting cycle from mid-month to end-of-month and updating remittance cycles. The GSE states that it is making the changes to promote alignment and industry standards for the Uniform Mortgage Backed Security (UMBS).While the nonagency share of mortgage securitizations has increased gradually over the years, from 1.8% in 2016 to 4.4% in 2018, it has seen an uptick since February 2019, inching upwards to 7.15%, the report revealed. Nonagency securitization volume, including the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, totaled $95.2 billion for 2018, a 41% increase over 2017.The UMBS initiative will unify Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s currently separate mortgage-backed securities into a single, comingled security, called unified mortgage-backed security. The final rule requires the GSEs to align their policies, programs, and practices that can impact cash-flows to holders of to-be-announced TBA-eligible MBS. “The market had anticipated these actions, and the price differential between Fannie and Freddie securities had converged some time ago; prior to discussions on the UMBS, Freddie Mac needed to subsidize its security to the detriment of taxpayers,” the report stated. How these UMBS, which go live on June 3, trade, will shape the MBS market.Editor’s note: This story originally contained incorrect totals for the bank’s mortgage loan portfolio totals. DS News regrets the error and has corrected those figures. Home / Daily Dose / Measuring Mortgage-Backed Securities Volumes About Author: Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas MBS UMBS The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Measuring Mortgage-Backed Securities Volumes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Senate Banking Committee Reexamines Regulatory Expectations Next: HUD Working Toward Affordable Housing Innovations Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, News Related Articles April 30, 2019 1,965 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Concerns Grow as Foreclosure Moratoria Date Nears

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Concerns Grow as Foreclosure Moratoria Date Nears 6 days ago 1,169 Views Previous: Rise in Demand Drives Home Price Appreciation Next: Forbearances Fall With Job Market in Recovery Mode The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Eviction Foreclosure Moratorium Foreclosures Nick VinZant QuoteWizard Unemployment Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck Related Articles  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Concerns Grow as Foreclosure Moratoria Date Nears Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago An analysis by QuoteWizard, a LendingTree company, of American homeowners and renters has found that an increasing number are growing more concerned of keeping a roof over their head as foreclosure moratoria dates grown closer and unemployment levels remain unstable.According to Nick VinZant, Senior Research Analyst and Insurance Expert at QuoteWizard, one in four are worried they will face foreclosure or eviction in the next two months.“Nationwide, housing costs have risen by nearly 70% in the last decade,” said VinZant in the report. “Income, meanwhile, is up only 30% over the same time period. Combine this disparity with record pandemic unemployment and we have a situation where housing has simply become unaffordable for many people.”Back in February, President Joe Biden coordinated an extension and expansion of forbearance and foreclosure relief programs to assist struggling homeowners by:Extending the foreclosure moratorium for homeowners through June 30, 2021;Extending the mortgage payment forbearance enrollment window until June 30, 2021 for borrowers who wish to request forbearance;Providing up to six months of additional mortgage payment forbearance, in three-month increments, for borrowers who entered forbearance on or before June 30, 2020.The top 10 states with the percentage of people facing foreclosure includes:Rhode Island: 14.5%Louisiana: 12.1%Arkansas: 11.5%Nevada: 10.9%Georgia: 9.5%Texas: 8.8%Mississippi: 8.7%Alaska: 8.0%South Carolina: 7.5%New Jersey: 7.1%With regulators and servicers putting plans in place to assist struggling borrowers, the deadline for foreclosure moratoria to be lifted looms as many are still behind on their mortgages. The QuoteWizard study found that the top 10 states with the percentage of people behind on mortgage payments includes:Arkansas: 12.2%Mississippi: 11.8%New York: 10.3%Georgia: 9.4%Connecticut: 9.0%Delaware: 8.9%New Jersey: 8.3%Texas: 8.0%Nevada: 7.4%Louisiana: 7.9%The threat of eviction looms even larger, according to the report, which found that 11 states include more than 25% of individuals who are worried they won’t be able to afford rent in the next two months.The study found the top 10 states with the percentage of individuals facing eviction includes:Maine: 70.2%Arizona: 40.8%Colorado: 40.1%Wyoming: 38.4%Rhode Island: 38.4%Arkansas: 33.1%Alaska: 32.3%Nebraska: 29.4%Wisconsin & Oregon: 27.3%Ohio: 27.0%In terms of racial divide, the report found that people of color are having a harder time paying their mortgages, with Asian, Black, and Hispanic communities two to three times more likely facing foreclosure or behind on their mortgage payments than white communities. White communities, though, faced a similar struggle when it came to paying rent, with more than 45% of both white and Black communities concerned that they’ll be evicted in the next two months.Click here to read the full report, “The Rising Fear of Eviction or Foreclosure” by Nick VinZant. Sign up for DS News Daily Eviction Foreclosure Moratorium Foreclosures Nick VinZant QuoteWizard Unemployment 2021-05-24 Eric C. Peck Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Munawar Faruqui’s Case- Misuse Of Section 295A Of Penal Code And An Aggravated Insult On Free Speech

first_imgColumnsMunawar Faruqui’s Case- Misuse Of Section 295A Of Penal Code And An Aggravated Insult On Free Speech Siddharth Shivakumar23 Jan 2021 1:27 AMShare This – xHaving regard to the ingredients of the offence created by the impugned section, there cannot, in our opinion, be any possibility of this law being applied for purposes not sanctioned by the Constitution- Supreme Court on S.295A IPC in Ramji Lal Modi v. State of U.P [(1957) S.C.R. 860]The dangerous curtailment of comedian Munawar Faruqui’s personal liberty must prick at our collective conscience. It is bizarre that the State argues against granting bail while the Indore Police Chief, Vijay Khatri admits that the only evidence-based on which the young comedian has been jailed is the word of the complainants. The Police do not have any video evidence as Munawar had not…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 dangerous curtailment of comedian Munawar Faruqui’s personal liberty must prick at our collective conscience. It is bizarre that the State argues against granting bail while the Indore Police Chief, Vijay Khatri admits that the only evidence-based on which the young comedian has been jailed is the word of the complainants. The Police do not have any video evidence as Munawar had not even started his show or uttered any jokes. As it stands today, a young comedian is languishing in prison for jokes he had not yet uttered. One of the crimes he has been accused of is ‘deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs’ under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code. In this context, I have analysed the applicability of this Section and I argue that even the jokes made by the comedian in the past in other shows do not meet the required threshold to attract this provision of law.Section 295A of the IPC states that-“Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs.—Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of[citizens of India], [by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise], insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to [three years], or with fine, or with both.]”In a religious and sensitive country like India anything can be interpreted to be an insult to someone’s religious beliefs. However, criminal law cannot operate to curb free speech and liberty in order to protect the religiously sensitive kind. The applicability of Section 295A came up before the Supreme Court in the 1957 Ramji Lal Modi v. State of U.P. In this case, the constitutionality of Section 295A was challenged. However, this case came up before the Court, post the 1st Constitutional Amendment, which introduced reasonable restrictions in Article 19. Therefore, it was difficult for the Court to strike down the law as unconstitutional. However, the Court clarified that-“… s. 295A does not penalise any and every act of insult to or attempt to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of a class of citizens but it penalises only those acts of insults to or those varieties of attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of a class of citizens, which are perpetrated with the deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of that class. Insults to religion offered unwittingly or carelessly or without any deliberate or malicious intention to outrage the religious feelings of that class do not come within the section. It only punishes the aggravated form of insult to religion when it is perpetrated with the deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of that class.” [Emphasis supplied]The Supreme Court in Shreya Singhal [AIR 2015 SC 1523] has argued that while Ramji Lal Modi did not strike down Section 295A, the impugned provision was read down to mean that aggravated forms of insults to religion must have a tendency to disrupt public order. More recently, in the Mahendra Singh Dhoni Case [AIR 2017 SC 2392], the Supreme Court reiterated that in Ramji Lal Modi “emphasis has been laid on the calculated tendency of the said aggravated form of insult and also to disrupt the public order to invite the penalty.”The established precedents clearly indicate the following. Firstly, 295A does not penalise every act of insult. Secondly, deliberate and malicious intention of outraging religious feelings must be proved. Thirdly, only aggravated for of insult to religion is punished. Lastly, the aggravated form of insult must have a tendency to disrupt public order.To argue that mere jokes on Hindu Gods and Goddesses by a comedian is an aggravated insult that tends to disrupt public order is to sound the death knell of free speech in Madhya Pradesh. The lavish praise for the complainants by Mr. Khatri is symptomatic of the destruction of liberties in favour of majoritarian appeasement. This incident is a clear misuse of Section 295A and such wanton misuse will only encourage the law enforcement to continue to over-react to the sensitivities of the insensitive majority.SOLUTIONS TO PREVENT MISUSE OF S.295ARecently, in 2016, the Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to Section 295A in Ashish Khetan v. Union of India. It does not seem like the courts will be able to provide any solution to the problem of misuse, since they have not been keen on reviewing the constitutionality of the impugned provision. The Court can only provide certain safeguards like they did in Mahendra Singh Dhoni case, wherein the Court sounded a word of caution by stating that “…Magistrates who have been conferred with the power of taking cognizance and issuing summons are required to carefully scrutinize whether the allegations made in the complaint proceeding meet the basic ingredients of the offence…”Apart from certain guidelines, the only real solution is for Parliament to amend the law in the following manner. Firstly, the interpretation provided by the Court in Ramji Lal Modi must be explicitly recognized by the text of the law. Only in cases of aggravated insult which tends to disrupt public order, can Section 295A be attracted. Secondly, there must be an application of a judicial mind before the case is registered. However, this might be difficult especially when judicial minds are so few and so burdened in this country. Therefore, in the alternative, complaints under this Section must be registered only by senior police officers, once they are satisfied that all conditions are met. This might not completely stop the misuse, but it will bring about a more accountable system.The article was first published here.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Local Elections Milford: Third seat up for grabs

first_imgHomepage BannerNewsx Elections 2019 Twitter By admin – May 26, 2019 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLocal Elections Letterkenny: Brogan tops poll – SF representation to halfNext articleDonegal All-County League Results 25/05/19 admin Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Local Elections Milford: Third seat up for grabs Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Counting is underway in the Milford Local Electoral Area and will confirm that John O’Donnell will top the poll.Despite being the focus of an RTE investigation and a SIPO probe, for every 4 people that voted in Milford, 1 voted for Councillor O’Donnell.Liam Blaney of Fianna Fáil warned against apathy among this supporters and that paid off as he will comfortably retain his seat.Things aren’t so clear for the third and final seat.Fine Gael’s two candidates, Noel McBride and Eimer Friel, will be in a fight with each other and outgoing independent Councillor Ian McGarvey.  Sinn Féin’s Maria Doherty is also in with a shout. There’s little between all five and if things fall a certain way, others may still be in with a chance.The outcome will mostly likely depend on transfers between the two Fine Gael candidates.Tallies from the Milford Municipal District AreaLiam Blaney (Fianna Fáil) 1,676Maria Doherty (Sinn Féin) 787Eimer Friel (Fine Gael) 695Dermot Hardy (Aontú) 328Noel McBride (Fine Gael) 721Ian McGarvey (Independent) 779Charlie McGinley (Independent) 65Declan Meehan (Independent) 685John O’Donnell (Independent) 1,940center_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Facebook Twitterlast_img read more