Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAttitude Property Limited deals in the rental of hotel properties based in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of Attitude Hospitality Limited and was formerly known as Neymar Limited. Attitude Property Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate, and institutional sectors. Its full-service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and electronic banking services to foreign exchange and currency accounts, trade and working capital solutions, international trade accounts and personal overdraft and unsecured loans. The company also provides bancassurance and asset protection services. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC operates a network of 27 branches and 56 ATMS in the major towns and cities of Ghana. The company was founded in 1896 making it one of the oldest financial institutions in West Africa. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Holdings (Africa) BV. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Convención General Sermón predicado por Bonnie Anderson 3 de Julio 2012 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] El siguiente sermón fue presentado hoy en la 77a Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, que se reúne en Indianápolis, Indiana, hasta el 12 de julio.Bonnie Anderson, PresidenteCámara de DiputadosSermón3 de julio de 2012 a las 2:00 P.M.En el acto de comisionar a funcionarios, coordinadores de comunicaciones y asistentes legislativosSalón Capitol II-III, Hotel The WestinEn el nombre del Creador, del Santificador y del Redentor. Amén.Si alguna vez hubo una ocasión de usar adecuadamente la frase: “Señoras y señores, enciendan los motores” es ésta. Aquí estamos en la tierra del Indy 500. Aunque nuestra Convención General no está localizada en los terrenos de la Autopista de Indianápolis, a los que nos encontramos en este salón, y a muchos otros, nos podrían llamar metafóricamente los conductores, el equipo de mantenimiento, los patrocinadores, los portadores de las banderas a cuadros y la gente que llena el campo de un evento que es realmente apresurado, a veces ensordecedor, emocionante, impredecible y posiblemente peligroso.Gracias a Dios que a Indianápolis y a este sacro empeño que llamamos Convención General, traemos los dones que Dios nos ha dado, y que estamos dotados de las esperanzas y los sueños, los recursos, las oraciones y la fidelidad de los que nos han confiado esta Convención General. Podemos llevar esos dones como cascos protectores o podemos esparcirlos a nuestro alrededor como pétalos de rosa en el desfile de clausura.De cualquier manera, todos tenemos unas cuantas cosas en común, de las cuales no es la última el que todos dijéramos que “sí” a esta empresa. Por tanto, lo primero y más importante, gracias por decir “sí” con entusiasmo, aunque acaso pueda estar salpicado con un poquito de sana inquietud. Gracias por haber accedido [a participar] en esta obra de amor, no sólo por la obra de amor que mostraremos aquí, sino por vuestro fiel compromiso con la Iglesia de Dios, con la comunidad cristiana reunida aquí en Indianápolis. De modo que aquí estamos preparándonos para servir a la Iglesia de Dios y al pueblo santo de Dios, respaldados por una convicción teológica que William White la hizo explícita por primera vez en 1782:Ustedes conocen ese mantra, ¿verdad? La convicción es ésta:Dios habla a través de todos los niveles de la Iglesia y no podemos estar confiados de la dirección de Dios hasta que se hayan escuchado todos los niveles.Como capellán de la 76ª. Cámara de Diputados, Frank Wade dijo: “La Iglesia Episcopal le concede su máxima autoridad no a un príncipe reinante ni a una nobleza eclesiástica, ni a sus eruditos ni a sus triunfadores políticos, sino a una reunión de laicos, diáconos, presbíteros y obispos que —para consternación y confusión de la mayoría del resto de la Comunión Anglicana— deben convenir antes de tomar decisiones definitivas”.Eso somos, y los comités legislativos análogos representados aquí son un microcosmos de eso a lo que Frank se refería. En el momento en que una legislación llega a vuestro comité habrá pasado por un proceso de revisión, primero de un proponente, con otras dos personas si se trata de una resolución B o D; o de toda una convención diocesana o de toda una provincia si se trata de una resolución C; o de un comité, una comisión, una agencia o una junta que integran clérigos y laicos, si se trata de una resolución A. A esto le sigue un comité análogo compuesto de obispos, clérigos y laicos. Luego se celebra una audiencia pública sobre la resolución donde más personas pueden expresar su opinión, y entonces va al pleno de la Cámara de Diputados o de la Cámara de Obispos, donde se examina aún más. En el momento en que la resolución se somete a votación, ha pasado a través de un proceso que incluso la crítica más exhaustiva de la toma de decisiones de una agrupación grande llamaría consenso deliberativo. En Anaheim tomamos en consideración casi 419 resoluciones de esa manera, dándole claridad a la complejidad y convocándonos a todos a avanzar juntos hacia el futuro.A propósito, hay un texto en escritura invisible en la parte interna de la cubierta del Libro Azul. En caso de que no tengan jugo de limón que untarle para hacerlo legible, puedo revelarles lo que dice: USTED TIENE TALENTO Y DIOS CONTRATA.Éste es el acuerdo:Olvídense de que esta obra de amor llamada Convención General se reduce en su totalidad a ocho días y que estas tareas de reorganizar la Iglesia, considerar el pacto, oír los resultados de lo que la 76ª. CG encargó al Comité Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música que nos presentara, confirmar consagraciones, y más —olvidemos que todo esto no es posible de hacer en el tiempo que se requiere. Como dice Paul Hawken: “No te dejes desalentar por personas que saben lo que no es posible. Haz lo que hay que hacer, y comprueba si era imposible sólo después que lo hayas hecho”.Estamos en los dominios del Espíritu Santo. ¿Sabemos exactamente lo que sucederá aquí? Yo no lo creo. Probablemente discreparemos en algunas cosas y convendremos en otras. Nuestras mentes y corazones podrían resultar transformados. Oraremos y adoraremos, nos reiremos y algunos de nosotros hasta podríamos llegar a llorar. Nos veremos inmersos dentro de esa absurda Comunidad Cristiana llena de personas que Henry Nouwen dice que nunca en toda nuestra vida escogeríamos voluntariamente.¿Tenemos una ventana para asomarnos a un futuro más amplio? Por supuesto que sí. Sabemos que si vivimos o morimos, estaremos muy bien. Sabemos que le hemos hecho promesas a Dios en esta mutua compañía que habremos de cumplir siempre, porque somos los bautizados. Sabemos que Dios nos da todo lo que necesitamos para hacer Su obra. Sabemos que el poder de Dios mora en personas ordinarias como nosotros y que los obstáculos a que nos enfrentamos no compiten con el poder de Dios que mora en nosotros.La Iglesia nos llama a estar del lado de Dios. Dios nos llama a estar del lado de la Iglesia. Eso significa desprenderse de una manera de pensar tendenciosa, desprenderse de una manera de pensar pugnaz o conflictiva. Que cesen los rumores de que la Cámara de Obispos y la Cámara de Diputados se detestan mutuamente, de que realmente no nos necesitamos el uno al otro. La verdad es que sí nos necesitamos, con urgencia. Acaso simplemente debamos recordar lo que ya somos. Somos los hijos de Dios.Concluyo con esta historia que contaba John Morehouse.A la llegada de un hermanito, una niña insistió en pasar algún rato a solas con él. Sus padres estuvieron de acuerdo pero se mantuvieron escuchando en el monitor del bebé cuando la niña cerró la puerta y se acercó a la cuna de su hermano. Luego de un minuto de silencio le preguntó con voz firme: “Cuéntame de Dios, yo casi lo he olvidado”.“Es sencillo, dicen”, afirma Mary Oliver en su [poema] Cuando me encuentro entre los árboles:Es sencillo “y tú [también] has venido al mundo a hacer esto, a tomar las cosas con calma, a llenarte de luz y a brillar”.Somos bienaventurados por emprender este trayecto juntos.Amén. 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Housing Year: “COPY” Rue du Nord / Charles-Henri Tachon ArchDaily Save this picture!© Kristen Pelou+ 36 Share France Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/185369/rue-du-nord-charles-henri-tachon Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/185369/rue-du-nord-charles-henri-tachon Clipboard Architects: Charles-Henri Tachon Area Area of this architecture project Area: 997 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Kristen PelouText description provided by the architects. This building constructed entirely in concrete, is based on three fundamental objectives. Constructed entirely in concrete, this building lies on reinforced foundations and is grounded on three fundamental objectives. Save this picture!© Kristen PelouThe first objective relates to the designation of Social housing. The word « social » is essential as it indicates the ability of a residential building to create social cohesion and exchange between its residents. Sociability relies on the idea of recognition. At one hand recognition is, in a topographical point of view, a matter of discovering ones surroundings, including the perception of the surroundings from ones own apartment. In this building even the smallest apartments have a variety of views to the outside. The diversity of the views provides a better understanding of the surrounding environment. At the other hand, recognition does also include the recognition of others, to be a part of the city and to interact with the city. Every housing unit expresses itself in the façade and is quickly recognized in the neighborhood as “the one with the large window”, “the one with the terrace” or “the one on the roof”. Save this picture!© Kristen PelouEach resident becomes hereby an essentiel part of the building itself through his housing unit, and by this also a part of the neighborhood and the city. This is already a form of social recognition. The second objective is the uncompromising work with the plans of the housing units, which were the first priority during the entire work. There can not be any compromises. A pleasant house is not only a spacious house, it’s a house that offers more. More space than it has surfaces, more functions and habitability. In order to achieve spatial expansion and variety, diagonal views were created to provide transparency and complexity, sequences of continuously spaces, and a wide range of different interiors. Balconies and terraces were designed as directly extensions of the indoor living rooms, and to be spacious enough to become comfortable and useable outdoor living rooms. A pleasant house is also, simply a house with natural light in every room, including kitchens and bathrooms. Save this picture!© Kristen PelouAs we found it improper to place the bathrooms on the facade side of the housing units, glass fanlights were used in order to provide indirect natural lighting. Finally, a pleasant house, is a house that shows that the architect has been concerned about the details : the tiles for the bathrooms, the form of the sinks and to choose just the right faucets – and yet always with an awareness of the context and the financial latitude. Save this picture!© Kristen PelouThe shared spaces are spaces shared between neighbors who provide a common identity. The shared spaces where payed much attention, in the same way as each housing unit. A variety of ways to realize the different details and solutions where used, to show that even with a small budget, it is possible to pay attention to, choose and design each element. In other words, a great attention was payed in all scales of the project. Save this picture!© Kristen PelouMoreover classical details has been reinterpreted as a part of the project. For example, the traditional Haussmanian staircase carpet has been here turned into a black painted lining on the raw concrete stairs and its white negative lines the underside of the flight of the stairs. This brings us to the last but not least important objective: the act of architecture is a plastic act. Our work is focused on the relationship between a space and the construction of this space. The methods of construction, the materials, the forces, all these take part of the act of architecture. Save this picture!© Kristen PelouThis is why concrete was chosen, as it works in tension and compression at the same time. Its implementation without visible joints gives the impression of a monolithic mass, and turns the building into a unit from which nothing can be extruded. The building is all about structure. Its design reacts to the context of the street. Set backs of certain parts at the corner of the façade, contribute to make the building rise and appear more delicate, and it reminds us at the same time of the particular urban situation. Save this picture!© Kristen PelouText provided by Charles-Henri TachonProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Papers: Open House International Journal Special IssueArticlesCall for Submissions: 2012 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Project AwardsArticlesProject locationAddress:60 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeCharles-Henri TachonOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingParisResidentialHousingFrancePublished on December 06, 2011Cite: “Rue du Nord / Charles-Henri Tachon” 06 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The Church Times has appointed charity website development agency, Baigent, to re-design and develop a new content managed online subscription news site.Baigent’s brief is to update and enhance the Church Times’ existing website’s design and capability to provide a high impact online presence, together with an effective and innovative online subscription facility for readers. In addition, the provision of Baigent’s content management system will ensure the seamless streamlining of the editorial and production processes involved in creating an online edition of the newspaper.Founded in 1863, Church Times is the world’s leading weekly Anglican newspaper. Independent of the Church of England hierarchy, Church Times was originally formed to campaign for Anglo-Catholic principles, but in the 1940’s and 50’s broadened its outlook and coverage. Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 July 2006 | News Church Times appoints Baigent to develop website 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. 30 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital
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Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma February 24, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo June 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Community radio journalist gunned down in eastern town February 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened by yesterday’s murder of Kambale Musonia, a journalist working for Radio Communautaire de Lubero Sud in Kirumba, in the eastern province of Nord-Kivu. Aged 29, Musonia was shot three times in the chest at close range at around 7:30 p.m. by three unidentified men who were waiting for him outside his home as he returned from work.“We offer our condolences to Musonia’s family and friends,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This murder has unfortunately served as a reminder that the Kivu region and the rest of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo are one of the most dangerous and deadly regions in Africa for journalists.“Violence against the media has been a constant in this country for years. With just months to go to a presidential election that will inevitably exacerbate tensions, the authorities have more grounds than usual for immediately deploying whatever resources are needed to guarantee the safety of media personnel and defuse the tension. This includes concrete measures to protect journalists and combat impunity.”Reporters Without Borders supports today’s request by Journalist in Danger, its partner organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the provincial authorities to “immediately launch a serious investigation with the aim of identifying and punishing those responsible for this murder.”With the motive for Musonia’s murder yet to be established, Reporters Without Borders thinks the possibility that it was linked to his work as a journalist needs to be investigated thoroughly. Information obtained by Journalist in Danger points to this scenario. Four days before his death, he hosted a phone-in programme called “Kirumba toka tshini” (Kirumba rise up) in which callers blamed the violent crime in Kirumba on bandits operating with the complicity of the local police.Five other journalists have been murdered in the past four years in the east of the country, beginning with Radio Okapi journalist Serge Maheshe in Bukavu on 13 June 2007. The other four are Patrick Kikuku, Didace Namujimbo, Bruno Koko Chirambiza and Patient Chebeya Montigomo.Three other journalists have been killed in the past six years in other parts of the country. They are Franck Ngyke and Bapuwa Mwamba, who were murdered in Kinshasa in 2005 and 2006, and Mutombo Kayilu, who was stabbed to death in Katanga in 2006. News Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Help by sharing this information Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders February 16, 2021 Find out more News Organisation to go further
Top StoriesCitizens Can’t Be Put Behind Bars Simply Because They Disagree With State Policies : Delhi Court In Disha Ravi Bail Order LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Feb 2021 5:10 AMShare This – x’Freedom of speech and expression includes the right to seek a global audience’In the order granting bail to 22-year old climate activist Disha Ravi, a Sessions Court in Delhi has made certain strong observations against the use of sedition law to curb dissent by jailing dissenting citizens.”Citizens are conscience keepers of government in any democratic Nation. They cannot be put behind the bars simply because they choose to disagree with the State policies”,…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?LoginIn the order granting bail to 22-year old climate activist Disha Ravi, a Sessions Court in Delhi has made certain strong observations against the use of sedition law to curb dissent by jailing dissenting citizens.”Citizens are conscience keepers of government in any democratic Nation. They cannot be put behind the bars simply because they choose to disagree with the State policies”, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana observed in the bail order.The order quoted from the judgment in Niharendu Dutt Mazumdar v. Emperor AIR 1942 FC22 to say that the “offence of sedition cannot be invoked to minister to the wounded vanity of the governments”.”Difference of opinion,disagreement, divergence, dissent, or for that matter, even disapprobation, are recognised legitimate tools to infuse objectivity instate policies. An aware and assertive citizenry, in contradistinction with an indifferent or docile citizenry, is indisputably a sign of a healthy and vibrant democracy”, the Court added.The judge also mentioned about the ethos of the ancient Indian civilization, which was to respect divergent opinions.”This 5000 years old civilization of ours has never been averse to ideas from varied quarters. The following couplet in Rig Veda embodies our cultural ethos expressing our respect for divergent opinions”, the order said quoting a couplet meaning “Let noble thoughts come from all directions” from Rig Veda.Breaking: Citizens are conscience keepers of government in any democratic Nation. They cannot be put behind the bars simply because they choose to disagree with the State policies: Delhi Court in #DishaRavi Bail Order https://t.co/0aAFeQCAHt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) February 23, 2021 Significant observations from the order are as follows :Right to freedom of speech and expression includes right to seek global opinion”The right to dissent is firmly enshrined under Article 19 of The Constitution of India. In my considered opinion the freedom of speech and expression includes the right to seek a global audience. There are no geographical barriers on communication. A Citizen has the fundamental rights to use the best means of imparting and receiving communication, as long as the same is permissible under the four corners of law and as such have access to audience abroad”.Creation of toolkit not an offence”In my considered opinion creation of a WhatsApp group or being editor of an innocuous Toolkit is not an offence. Further, since the link with the said toolkit or PJF has not been found to be objectionable, mere deletion of the WhatsApp chat to destroy the evidence linking her with the toolkit and PJF also becomes meaningless. Further, it is rightly pointed out by Ld Defence Counsel that the protest march was duly permitted by the Delhi police therefore there is nothing wrong in co-accused Shantanu reaching Delhi to attend the protest march. Still further, the attempt to conceal her identity seems to be nothing more than an anxious effort to stay away from unnecessary controversies”Nothing on record to suggest Disha Ravi subscribed to any secessionist idea”It would be worthwhile to observe that there is nothing on record to suggest that the applicant accused subscribed to any secessionist idea””Further, the prosecution has, except for pointing out that applicant/accused forwarded the toolkit to Ms. Greta Thunberg, failed to point out as to how the applicant/accused gave global audience to the ‘secessionist elements'” No Evidence for violence”It is further highlighted that the applicant/accused along with her associates under the pretext of protesting against the farm laws have resolved to vandalize Indian Embassies and specifically attack symbols of India i.e. Yoga and Chai. Except for a bare assertion, no evidence has been brought to my notice to support the contention that any violence took place at any of the Indian Embassies pursuant to the sinister designs of the applicant/accused and her co-conspirators”‘Propitious Anticipations Cannot Restrict Personal Liberty”I am conscious of the fact that it is very difficult to collect evidence for the offence of conspiracy but I’m equally conscious of the fact that what is difficult to prove for the prosecution in the affirmative is virtually impossible for the defence to prove in the negative. I’m also conscious of the fact that the investigation is at a nascent stage and police is in the process of collecting more evidence, however, the investigating agency made a conscious choice to arrest the applicant accused upon the strength of material so far collected and now they cannot be permitted to further restrict the liberty of a citizen on the basis of propitious anticipations”Resistance to bail plea mere ornamental”The applicant accused is already reported to have been interrogated in police custody for almost about five days and placing any further restraint upon her liberty on the basis of general and omnibus accusation would be neither logical nor legal. No specific article, sought to be recovered from the possession of the accused, has been brought to my notice. The resistance to the bail plea seems to be more of ornamental in nature”.No Call for violence in toolkit”The perusal of the said ‘Toolkit’ reveals that any call for any kind of violence is conspicuously absent. In my considered opinion, Citizens are conscience keepers of government in any democratic Nation. They cannot be put behind the bars simply because they choose to disagree with the State policies”.Scanty and sketchy evidence on record; not sufficient to keep a 22 year old under custody”Considering the scanty and sketchy evidence available on record,I do not find any palpable reasons to breach the general rule of ‘ Bail’ against a 22 years old young lady, with absolutely blemish free criminal antecedents and having firm roots in the society, and send her to jail”.Mere engagement with people of dubious credentials not offence”In my considered opinion, it is not mere engagement with persons of dubious credentials which is indictable rather it is the purpose of engagement which is relevant for the purpose of deciding culpablity. Any person with dubious credentials may interact with a number of persons during the course of his social intercourse. As long as the engagement/interaction remains within the four corners of law, people interacting with such persons,ignorantly, innocently or for that matter even fully conscious of their dubious credentials, cannot be painted with the same hue. In the absence of any evidence to the effect that the applicant/accused agreed or shared a common purpose to cause violence on 26.01.2021 with the founders of PJF, it cannot be presumed by resorting to surmises or conjectures that she also supported the secessionist tendencies or the violence caused on 26.01.2021, simply because she shared a platform with people, who have gathered to oppose the legislation. There is not even an iota of evidence brought to my notice connecting the perpetrators of the violence on 26.01.2021 with the said PJF or the applicant/accused”. The Court granted her bail on condition to furnish personal bond of Rupees one lakh and two sureties of Rupees One Lakh each. The Court also observed that its observations will have no bearing on the merits of the case.Ravi was arrested by the Delhi Police from her Bengaluru residence on February 13.Click here to read/download the orderNext Story
BCFC/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York prosecutors said Thursday they will not pursue a grand jury indictment against a father whose 1-year-old twins sweltered to death when he mistakenly left them for eight hours in his car on a hot day, officials said.Juan Rodriguez, 39, a licensed clinical social worker, had already pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter in the deaths of his children Luna and Phoenix on Friday afternoon.But the Bronx District Attorney’s office said Thursday it is adjourning the case against Rodriguez and will not convene a grand jury at this time to pursue charges.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.