National Microfinace Bank Plc (NMB.tz) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Aviva Premiership One to Watch: James O’Connor

first_imgWhat’s O’Connor got to say about it?“I have never tried to hurt anyone or done anything illegal but there have been errors in judgement on my call. There’s been a lot of soul-searching and trying to find out what the next move is. There’s a lot of people hoping to see me succeed and a lot wanting me to fail.In the spotlight: O’Connor talks to the media with Brian Smith (left) at the London Irish training ground this week“Given that I’ve left my support network back in Australia, London Irish offered me an environment that I felt comfortable with.“The club is renowned as a welcoming, family club throughout the world, it has a highly regarded Australian director of rugby in Brian Smith and plays a style of rugby that appeals to me.“In England and Wales they play a very high-pressured, territory based game. I thoroughly believe I can improve elements of my game by playing in the Aviva Premiership. I want to develop into a world-class 15.“It’s an awesome opportunity. To have Northampton in my first game with the boys – they are doing pretty well and gave Saracens a walloping at the weekend so it’s a great first match to have and one I’m looking forward to.”Will he be whooping or weeping this weekend? Into Exile: Having lost his Wallaby contract, James O’Connor is trying to rebuild his career and reputation with IrishBy Katie FieldWho is the man of the moment?James O’Connor, the 23-year-old Australian utility back who joined London Irish this week and will make his debut for his new club against Northampton Saints at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday, 3 November (kick-off 2pm).Why is he in the spotlight?O’Connor has packed a whole career’s worth of headlines into five years – some good and some bad. He became the second youngest Wallaby of all time when he won his first Australia cap at the age of 18 in November 2008 and he has scored 223 points in 44 Tests, including 14 tries. He has power, speed, flair, vision – in short he is the ultimate rugby talent and a proven match-winner at Super Rugby and Test level.Golden boy: O’Connor, in Australian colours, takes on Justin Tipuric of the Lions in the third Test last summerHowever, this sensational player, who can turn out at full-back, wing or fly-half, has incurred the wrath of the Australian authorities. He was suspended for a match in 2011 for failing to attend the World Cup squad announcement, he was reprimanded for being seen in a burger bar in the early hours of the morning during the week of the second Test against the British and Irish Lions last summer and a few weeks later he was escorted out of Perth Airport for being drunk the morning after Australia’s win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship.After that, Wallabies coach Ewan McKenzie and the Australian rugby bosses cut him from the squad for failing to “uphold the behavioural and cultural standards expected within the team”, leaving O’Connor with some big decisions to make about how to rebuild his career. He considered joining clubs in Japan and France or returning to Western Force, but opted to sign for London Irish until the end of this season. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS SUNBURY, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: James O’Connor speaks during a press conference to announce his signing for London Irish rugby club on October 29, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) If last weekend’s astounding 41-20 trouncing of Saracens is anything to go by, Northampton will be too hot for London Irish to handle. However, the Irish have home advantage and even though they are without England wing Marland Yarde, they will be buoyed by the appearance of O’Connor among their ranks. The hosts will play some good rugby, but Northampton will win.Watch O’Connor and London Irish take on Northampton at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday, 3 November, kick-off 2pm.last_img read more

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Virtual Promise 2003 questionnaire distributed

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Promise 2003 questionnaire distributed The fourth Virtual Promise survey is now underway, tracking how charities use the Internet.The questionnaire for Virtual Promise 2003 has been posted by think-tank nfpSynergy to its database of charities who have previously completed the survey. Now in its fourth year, Joe Saxton, nfpSynergy’s Driver of Ideas, says of the survey: “we now have some really interesting tracking questions for how use is changing over time.”If you haven’t received the questionnaire and would like to take part in this valuable survey, you should request a copy from Joe Saxton. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, he says. If you prefer a paper version you should provide your postal address. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Howard Lake | 26 November 2003 | News The results are free to all respondents.last_img read more

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Sports funding applications sought

first_img The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is seeking applications from groups using sports to tackle exclusion and isolation in disadvantaged areas. Sports Relief was set up by Comic Relief and BBC Sport.In Northern Ireland Sport Relief will distribute £120,000 in 2005-2006. Grants will be in the range of £250 to £5,000, with small grants classified as under £2,000. The total UK allocation for Sport Relief in 2005-2006 is £4 milliion. Advertisement The grants will be distributed throughout the next year with the next deadline Friday 30th September. All grants have to be ratified by the Community Foundation board which means the process from application to notification of grant could take at least 2-3 months.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 July 2005 | News Sports funding applications soughtcenter_img Tagged with: Ireland 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

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Alexei Navalny: Why is Biden supporting a Russian fascist?

first_imgAt the very time Democrats in Congress were attempting to impeach Trump for the Jan. 6 fascist rampage, President Joe Biden expressed support for a Russian political leader allied with a gang comparable to the Proud Boys. In his first contact with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as U.S. president, Biden immediately pressed for the release of anti-Putin candidate Alexei Navalny.Navalny’s notorious record is well-known in Russia. U.S. and German officials, who describe him as a dissident journalist, investigative blogger or anti-corruption activist, are being deceptive.Why not Assange or Mumia?There is an international campaign for the release of a far more prominent investigative journalist from Australia — Julian Assange. Assange exposed U.S. government corruption, surveillance and war crimes. Biden could have sent an encouraging human rights message by dropping U.S. demands for the extradition of Assange. There is a 40-year campaign for the release of another investigative journalist, an acclaimed Black author who exposed racist police brutality in Philadelphia — Mumia Abu-Jamal. If Biden called for his release, it could send a message to the Black Lives Matter movement that the U.S. is addressing systemic racism. Instead, he has focused his “human rights” attention on a right-wing Russian national chauvinist!The difference is that Assange and Abu-Jamal challenged the power of the U.S. ruling class. Navalny embraces it.A well-known racistNavalny is not a political unknown. For many years he has been in the limelight, in the media, on video and in the streets in fascist mobilizations that call for expelling all non-Russian peoples from Russia. Navalny was a driving force in the annual anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant “Russian March” in Moscow. Its central themes are “Take Back Russia,” “Russia for Russians” and “Stop Feeding the Caucasus” — the latter a demand to end federal subsidies to poorer, less-developed, largely Muslim regions of Russia. The Russian March rallies were gatherings of Nazi elements, monarchists and religious Orthodox groups. On display were swastikas, confederate flags, religious insignia and calls for “white revenge.” These ultranationalist rallies were countered most years by left-wing demonstrations led by Russian Anti-Fascist Front, progressive street activists and young communists.Navalny is the organizer of the “Movement Against Illegal Immigrants” and “Great Russia,” and he has called for the breakup of Russia. He has demanded the expulsion of all peoples from the Caucasus and Asia, whether they are citizens living in what is still part of the Russian Federation or are from surrounding Central Asian republics, which were severed after the Soviet Union collapsed. On video Navalny has whipped up sectarian violence by labeling people of the Caucasus “rotten teeth, to be extracted” and “cockroaches that must be exterminated.”Navalny calls for aggressive privatization of more Russian industries, cuts in public spending, total freedom for businesses and a dramatic reversal of social guarantees that still remain from the Soviet Union. Navalny boasts that if he were president, there would be very friendly relations with the U.S. and the European Union. Anti-corruption activist?Navalny has been arrested numerous times on corruption and embezzlement charges, coming from former collaborators. Many charges are based on his looting of organizations he himself formed. But this has not stopped Russian oligarchs and Western agencies from funding his Anti-Corruption Foundation or aiding him in maintaining offices and staff in 43 cities across the country. It has not stopped the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy from providing $5 million funding for Navalny and other phony anti-corruption campaigns.But as with Bolsonaro in Brazil or Trump in the U.S., his reactionary views are masked as a campaign against corruptionOf course there is corruption in Russia. Capitalism, an economic system based on the theft of human labor and the private expropriation of public resources, is by its very nature corrupt.So-called anti-corruption campaigns can have appeal to people enraged at the system’s glaring inequality. But, intentionally, such campaigns have no program for the masses beyond replacing the current politicians in office.Now Navalny has tried to refashion himself by opposing new pension regulations that raise retirement age. This is a completely opportunist reversal of the position he and his Party of Progress held for years: to raise the retirement age and liquidate the government pension fund.The proposed increase in the retirement age, from 60 to 65 years for men by 2028 and from 55 to 63 years for women by 2034, was met with outrage across Russia; it took major protests to force a retreat on some aspects of the plan. Russia’s retirees — old enough to remember pension guarantees under the Soviet Union — are not likely to be fooled by Navalny’s phony about-face on pensions.Free market neoliberalism All of Navalny’s ugly history is glossed over by the western corporate media. He is consistently called a “liberal” dissident. This implies he is progressive. “Liberal” has a very different meaning in Russia than it has on the U.S. political spectrum. It does not mean a vague call for increased social programs, greater inclusion or liberalizing reactionary laws on abortion and LGBTQ+ rights. Being a liberal in Russia means supporting “liberalization,” i.e., neoliberal policies and free market economics. A more accurate term is market liberals, who advocate greater freedom for capitalist markets. Liberalization means an “opening up” of trade and an easing of government regulations that restrict profiteering by corporations.When financial publications in Russia, the U.S. and EU applaud Navalny as being the “best hope for the liberalization of Russia,” they are looking for a return to the open looting of industry and resources by western capitalists during the Boris Yeltsin years of 1991-2000. The Yeltsin years and free marketsThe forced dismantling of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991, under President Yeltsin, was a break with a planned socialist economy and total state ownership of industry. The introduction of a capitalist market economy led to the looting of almost every sector of the economy, especially manufacturing, energy and banking. State farms were broken up without a plan, and government subsidies to industries and agriculture were cut. Price controls ended. In two years, more than 15,000 firms were transferred from the state to private hands. A surge of U.S., German and other European Union capital into Russia — to buy up public assets and resources at bargain-basement prices — led to a chaotic free-for-all, followed by economic depression, hyperinflation and mass unemployment. The national health system and social programs were all but eliminated; life expectancy plummeted and infant mortality soared. This “liberalization” — economic shock therapy for the masses — has been called the most cataclysmic economic collapse in peacetime of an industrialized country. At the same time, a small handful of business oligarchs, tycoons and outright pirates became billionaires and moved as much of their stolen wealth to western banks and offshore accounts as they could. None of this stolen wealth was reinvested in modernizing Russian industry. Sectarian wars broke out in Chechnya, Georgia and Azerbaijan, all driven by competition for control of now-privatized resources.Yeltsin was completely compliant with U.S. and European capitalist demands. As the Soviet Union collapsed as a world power, the same brutal “free market” unfolded across Eastern Europe. The U.S.-commanded NATO military alliance expanded through Eastern Europe in the 1990s — this reconquest of a vast region was a ruthless process. Russia ended its trade and military alliances with East European countries, the DPRK, Cuba and developing countries in West Asia and Africa. This allowed a surge of U.S. wars of recolonization in the Arab and Muslim world, including Iraq and Afghanistan, along with the war that forcibly dismantled Yugoslavia. Sanctions on RussiaA wave of mass anger and a second impeachment attempt for corruption led to Yeltsin’s sudden resignation on Dec. 31, 1999, in exchange for immunity. This left Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as acting president.Putin did not reverse capitalist ownership in Russia. Nor did he knit the Soviet Union back together. But he did begin to reorganize Russian industry, impose controls on western capitalists’ open looting and renationalize some essential industries. Hyperinflation was reined in. Russia’s economy today is smaller than Brazil’s. Raw materials in oil, gas, minerals, grains and lumber are its primary exports. Russia’s industrial capacity is gutted; it is no longer the superpower of 30 years ago.But imperialists are never satisfied. They want it all. In 2014, during the Obama/Biden Administration, the U.S. financed a fascist coup in Ukraine, formerly part of the Soviet Union. This brought about the first resistance to 15 years of U.S./NATO expansion. Putin supported the uprising against fascism in the heavily industrialized Lugansk and Donetsk regions of eastern Ukraine. He blocked NATO seizure of the Crimea, the location of Sevastopol Naval Base and Russia’s only warm water port.For this resistance — to prevent Russia’s total disintegration as a country — the U.S. and the EU imposed a series of economic sanctions on Russia. The hope of Wall Street was that the resulting economic dislocation and inflation would pressure the oligarchs to push Putin out. Further sanctions were imposed when Russia came to Syria’s aid in 2015. Russia intervened after four years of U.S. regime-change operations — the financing of tens of thousands of mercenary forces and coordinated bombing that displaced 25% of Syria’s people.To Washington’s ire, Russia’s military industries are part of national defense and were never privatized. Russian diplomacy and arms sales provide some protection against aggressive U.S. operations from Iran to Venezuela. Closer trade agreements with China have helped Russia get around the strangling web of sanctions.Russian oligarchs, whose obscene wealth is housed in Western banks, are threatened by all this. They are looking for new relations with imperialism. Growing alliances of Russia with China and the former Soviet Republics are not in their interests. This is Navalny’s base.Navalny has little support in Russia. After an alleged poisoning by Putin forces last fall, his approval rating peaked at 20%. One poll now shows only 2% favor him as a candidate! But Navalny is dangerous because he has powerful supporters in the West and among Russian oligarchs. Progressives should not be tricked into supporting this pro-fascist neoliberal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The KDP drops legal proceedings against two columnists on Awene

first_img——07.01.2011 – Iraqi Kurdistan – Demonstration in support of media freedomReporters Without Borders voices its support for a demonstration being organized yesterday in Darbandikhan, 65 km southeast of Sulaymaniyah, to defend two newspaper columnists and academics who are being sued by the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and, in general, to defend media freedom and free expression in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region.The two Kurdish academics, Marwan Wrya Qani and Aras Fatah, are being prosecuted over the column they wrote jointly for the 8 June 2010 issue of the independent newspaper Awene entitled “What did the Kurdistan regional president say?”It referred to an address that President Massoud Barzani had made a few days earlier to the regional parliament in which he threatened all those who did not respect the government’s red lines or questioned the political status quo, in which Barzani’s KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (KDP) together control the regional government. Read the article in English: http://www.kurdishaspect.com/doc010511AM.htmlQani, a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, and Fatah, a sociologist, usually write their own weekly columns in Awene, but they wrote this one together. It was “far from being defamatory or insulting,” said Awene editor Shwan Muhammad, who has had to deposit 2 million Iraqi dinars (1,300 euros) in bail. “It was not a factual report or investigative article. It was an analysis published on the newspaper’s opinion page.”In an interview for Reporters Without Borders, Qani voiced concern about the press freedom situation in Iraqi Kurdistan. “The KDP has dictatorial tendencies,” he said. “It wants to silence all criticism (…) The KDP clearly wants to reduce Kurdish society to silence and monopolize the political arena.” Qani added: “The pressure the KDP is currently putting on the region’s journalists and media is part of this plan (…) I fear that the party will use all possible means to achieve its ends and to neutralize and eliminate independent media. They have embarked on an all-out war and the danger is real.”Another Awene journalist, Sat Muhammad, is also being sued for an op-ed piece he wrote for the same issue headlined “Lion at home, fox abroad.” It criticised those who took a hard line with Kurdistan’s own citizens and journalists but were relaxed and friendly towards foreigners.Dr. Fayaq Muhammad Gullpi, a former politician and columnist for various media, has meanwhile been fined 1 million Iraqi dinars (645 euros) for an opinion piece he wrote for the Kurdistan Post (www.kurdistanpost.com) website on 22 March 2009 to mark the anniversary of the 1988 bombardment of the Kurdish village of Sayw Senan (Sewsenan) with chemical weapons.The case was the result of a libel suit brought by the head of the government’s “Martyrs Office” in Sulaymaniyah because the article claimed that, although a member of the Pershmerga rebels, he had subsequently betrayed the Kurdish cause and joined the Baathist government. The court convicted Gullpi although experts concluded that the article was not defamatory.Shwan Dawudi, the editor of the pro-PUK weekly Hawal, was also recently fined 21 million Iraqi dinars (13,560 euros) in connection with articles about judicial corruption that had been published in 2004 and 2005. February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the announcement by President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani in an interview with the pro-KDP daily Khebat that he is to withdraw a complaint made by his party against two columnists on the non partisan newspaper Awene, Marwan Wrya Qani’ and Aras Fatah, over their article that appeared in June 2010, “What did the president of the autonomous region of Kurdistan say?” The worldwide press freedom organisation, which has several times expressed its concern at a surge in legal proceedings against non-party journalists and media in Iraqi Kurdistan, repeats its support for all initiatives intended to defend freedom of the press in the region. Organisation January 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The KDP drops legal proceedings against two columnists on Awene RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Help by sharing this information to go further News RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Follow the news on Iraqlast_img read more

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EU urged to adopt specific measures to protect refugee journalists

first_img Central African RepublicAfrica RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites News Organisation June 19, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU urged to adopt specific measures to protect refugee journalists As this year’s World Refugee Day approaches, Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to adopt specific measures to protect journalists who are forced to flee their country because they have been attacked or threatened in the course of their work.Media invited to meet refugee journalists at Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris on 20 June (8th World Refugee Day) Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Central African Republic Central African RepublicAfrica Help by sharing this information News RSF_en As this year’s World Refugee Day approaches, Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to adopt specific measures to protect journalists who are forced to flee their country because they have been attacked or threatened in the course of their work.Since the start of 2007, Reporters Without Borders has helped 140 journalists, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, who were forced to abandon their work and their families to go into exile. Some found temporary shelter in a neighbouring country where they are awaiting international protection, others sought asylum in Europe, Canada or the United States.”We are extremely disturbed to see reprisals by governments and by criminal, religious and political groups having their way with so many journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “Countries such as Eritrea, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Sri Lanka are being emptied of their journalists, seen by their governments as annoying witnesses who are best removed.”Most of them leave their country hastily and in dangerous circumstances, travelling by night and often crossing the border on foot or hidden in a vehicle. They usually seek refuge in neighbouring countries in the often illusory hope of being safe from persecution there.”Reporters Without Borders feels that World Refugee Day should offer an opportunity for these uprooted men and women to speak again. The oppressors will have won if exile reduces these journalists to silence. For this reason, journalists who have sought refuge in Europe are being given a chance to meet and talk to the media at our Paris headquarters on 20 June.These exiled journalists will take part in the meeting:-Than Win Htut (Burma)-Massoud Hamid (Syria)-Jesus Zuñiga (Cuba)-Lucie Umukundwa (Rwanda)-Ahmed Al Allef (Iraq)-Merid Estifanos (Ethiopia)Reporters Without Borders added: “The long waits at the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the almost systematic refusal by western embassies to give them visas force most of these journalists to risk their lives and use illegal immigration rings. It is vital that western governments and the UNHCR implement protected entry procedures and urgent resettlement programmes.”For those who reach Europe, the welcome varies enormously from country to country. It is better in countries such as Sweden and France, thanks to adequate reception provisions including the Maison des Journalistes in Paris. But other countries do not offer the same kind of accommodation and legal support.”The press freedom organisation has asked the French government, when it takes over the European Union’s rotating presidency next month, to promote the adoption of an EU asylum policy with specific provisions for those who have defended freedom of expression.An Eritrean refugee journalist in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum spoke to us of his despair. “I have been hiding in Khartoum for several months and I have rented a room because there is less chance of being kidnapped by the Eritrean security forces who are here,” he said. “But I have no money and eating three times a day has become a luxury. In Eritrea I escaped from prison and from the government’s wrath but I had never been short of money. Now I feel trapped, far from home and facing unprecedented problems.”An Iranian journalist isolated in Turkey also shared his woes with us. “I have been waiting with two children for more than 23 months for a decision that will allow me to leave Turkey,” he said. “I have not been able to do anything during this time, neither my work nor my duty towards my family. There were times when I wanted to surrender to my torturers because at least I did not have such a bad conscience while in prison.” News CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says May 13, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2021 Find out more Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR to go further December 13, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Woman Embraces Islam, Marries A Muslim- Jammu And Kashmir High Court Allows Couple To Live Life Their Own Way”, Grants Protection

first_imgNews UpdatesWoman Embraces Islam, Marries A Muslim- Jammu And Kashmir High Court Allows Couple To Live Life Their Own Way”, Grants Protection Sparsh Upadhyay22 May 2021 12:16 AMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday (May 20) ordered protection to an inter-religious married couple, after the Woman alleged that the couple was receiving death threats from her family members as she embraced Islam and married a Muslim. The Bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey issued directions to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) through Director-General of Police J&K to ensure that the petitioners are not harassed/attacked/kidnapped or caused any harm by private respondents or by anyone at their instance.A woman who embraced Islam and married a Muslim granted protection by #JammuAndKashmirHighCourt after she alleged that the couple was receiving death threats from Woman’s family members.Read order here: pic.twitter.com/Erl1cGYMr3— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 21, 2021 Facts of the case The Woman (Petitioner no. 1) submitted that she, of her own free will, with sound mind and without any force from any quarter including the petitioner no.2 (Muslim man), made a declaration qua conversion to Islam in presence of the authorized persons. She further stated that she being major had married the petitioner no. 2 (Muslim man) of her own free will and necessary requirements, in this connection, were fulfilled as required in terms of law. She placed on record the date of birth certificates issued by the Board of School Education to claim that both the man and the woman are of marriageable age. She further submitted that it was with great difficulty that she managed, with the help of her friends in Jammu, to cause appearance before this Court and she alleged that there was a persistent threat to her life as also of the petitioner no. 2 as she has married petitioner no. 2 to the disliking of her relatives and it was on their instance that large number of people are bent upon to kill the petitioners. Court’s observations In order to ensure protection to the life of the petitioners in peculiar facts and circumstances of the case, the Court observed, “It has become necessary to direct respondents 1 to 5 to ensure that the petitioners are not harassed/attacked/kidnapped or caused any harm by respondents or by anyone at their instance and they shall be allowed to live their married life the way they like and protect their rights in terms of the guarantee as enshrined by the Constitution of India.” The Court directed SSP Budgam and SHO Police Station Chadoora, to ensure implementation of the directions in letter and spirit and the SHO of Police Station Satwari, Jammu was also directed not to take any coercive steps against the petitioners in pursuance to the case if any registered. With this, the matter was posted for further hearing on May 28.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsJ&K HC Jammu and Kashmir High Court Inter Religious Marriage Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey Right to Choose Interfaith Couple Right To marry Freedom to marry Right to Freedom of Choice of Adults inter-religious married couple Next Storylast_img read more

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Transparency data: Voluntary scheme aggregate net sales and payment information: February 2020

first_imgThis document sets out the NHS’s quarterly aggregate net sales and payment information on pharmaceuticals for February 2020.The 2019 voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access is an agreement between DHSC and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) on getting the best value and most effective medicines into use more quickly.last_img

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Schär gluten-free brand launches in UK

first_imgDr Schär has launched gluten-free brand Schär, which is well known in Europe, in the UK with nine new products.Schär replaces Dr Schär’s existing DS-gluten free brand and will be supported with significant marketing investment in a national campaign. It has an emphasis on social inclusion and includes a new logo and tagline: ‘Europe’s favourite in gluten free’. It will be launched next month.Schär has a 55% market share in Germany and plans to capture some of the UK gluten-free market.Bradley Grimshaw, commercial director of Dr Schär UK, said: “Schär is dedicated to improving the lives of those living gluten free and we are delighted to be introducing the brand to the UK. As Europe’s favourite gluten-free brand, we know that Schär will delight new shoppers to the category as well as loyal DS-gluten free consumers, introducing them to a range of gluten-free products that up until now have not been available on UK shelves.“The Dr. Schär business is a pioneer in gluten-free, with decades of experience and our 20-strong R&D specialists are committed to developing new solutions that meet the needs and desires of our gluten-free customers.”last_img read more

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