OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Episcopalians invited to grow as evangelists through 30-day challenge

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group August 29, 2018 at 10:24 pm Please show me where TEC no longer officially teaches Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord above all worldly authorities and powers (the ramblings of an individual clergyperson don’t count). Also, the True Word of God has never been the Bible. The Word of God is Jesus Christ, as stated in the Bible. Rector Bath, NC Laurence G Byrne says: Tommy Norton says: Comments (7) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA August 28, 2018 at 7:13 pm Perhaps we should also embrace the “narrative of decline” as an affirmation of our ministry. As last Sunday’s Gospel reading (John 5:56-69) attests, Jesus himself found that when you preach truths people aren’t ready to accept, they walk out. The Episcopal Church has been preaching many such truths – the equality of the races, the equality of the sexes (including the LGBTQAs), and the truths revealed by scholarly study of the Scriptures – for the past half-century. Tags By David PaulsenPosted Aug 28, 2018 Steve Lusk says: August 28, 2018 at 6:52 pm Rarely has anything caused me as much distress as this “evangelism” emphasis — it undermines all that is sacred (to me). It is repellent. Rector Martinsville, VA P Barnwell Collins says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Lyle Anderson says: [Episcopal News Service] Think about the last 24 hours. What has given you joy?There’s no right or wrong answer, but if you’ve taken up the 30-Day Evangelism Challenge, the answer to that question was just the beginning.“The reason it’s 30 days is it takes 30 days to change a habit,” said the Rev. Becky Zartman, one of the creators of the challenge, which launched Aug. 4 on the Episcopal Evangelists’ Facebook page and is scheduled to conclude on Sept. 2.The new habit formed by challenge participants is the practice of evangelism. The game-like series of daily prompts encourages reflection and action, harnessing the recent energy in the Episcopal Church around evangelism and seizing on the spirit of experimentation encouraged by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Way of Love and its seven rule-of-life practices.“Sometimes the narrative of decline in our church is so heavy on the heart,” said the Rev. Patricia Lyons, the Diocese of Washington’s missioner for evangelism and community engagement. “And as a result, we lose creativity in that scarcity, and we’re afraid to play and experiment. And I understand why. The stakes are huge in a post-Christian culture.”She and Zartman were determined to try something new and learn from the experience. Zartman serves as an Episcopal chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Both were part of the team of advisers who met with the presiding bishop last year to discuss evangelism and who produced the framework for the Way of Love.The 30-Day Evangelism Challenge grew out of those conversations, as well as Lyons’ experimenting with what she calls “micro-formation.” She saw social media as the ideal platform.Lyons and Zartman are both Facebook administrators on the Episcopal Evangelists page, which is now approaching 4,000 members after its launch just a few months ago. This became their test group for the Evangelism Challenge. So far, the response has been encouraging, with more than 50 churches sharing the Episcopal Evangelists’ posts about the challenge and more than 2,000 engagements with those posts, Lyons said.The 30 days are broken into three phases. Over the first 10 days, Zartman, tasked with writing the individual posts, challenged participants to look inward and think about the place of God in their own lives.Day 4: “Think about your life. When did you feel close to God? When did you feel far away? What brought you home?”Day 7: “Write a thank you note to someone who’s been influential in your faith journey. Who did you write to, and why?”“Where Jesus shows up in people’s lives never ceases to amaze me,” Zartman said.For the second phase, participants were encouraged to look around and seek God in their neighborhoods and their neighbors. Zartman sees such exercises as building the foundation of a uniquely Episcopal brand of evangelism.“This isn’t about just going out and handing out tracts,” she said. “Rather it’s about where Jesus is already working in the world and discovering where you can join.”The challenge’s final 10 days are more of a call to action, encouraging participants to pray, serve, show kindness and, when the moment is right, talk about their faith with others.“My hope is to make a curriculum that people can use in their parishes that will help people stay accountable to each other and actually foster a sense of the practice of evangelism on the ground in parishes,” Zartman said.Part of the challenge’s value is the Facebook discussion it fosters among participants, though Zartman also created a simple website to house the daily posts. Lyons also thought one of the most interesting mixes of responses came on Day 6, when participants were encouraged to consider where God is working in their own lives by asking their social media followers.Many expressed feeling awkward at even asking the question, with one comparing it to a teenager posting a selfie and asking for compliments. But some were pleasantly surprised by the feedback they received from friends, and several commenters felt encouraged at hearing their efforts to lead a Christian life had not gone unnoticed.“I was really taken with how hard that question was,” Lyons said, but part of the challenge is to brave the uncomfortable. “This is a very good Episcopal formation moment.”Lyons said she has received numerous emails from churches interested in modifying this challenge for different contexts, and she and Zartman plan to spend time after these first 30 days are over to review what worked and what could be improved. Eventually, they envision any number of similar 30-day challenges centered around other aspects of faith, including the seven practices of the Way of Love.“It seems like the church is hungry for an Episcopal-style evangelism,” Zartman said, and Episcopalians are learning how to articulate their faith in their own way. “This is about the amazingness of God and sharing that love.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Matt Ouellette says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK August 28, 2018 at 11:05 pm Yes, I think that too, especially as I listened to our bishops and delegates respectfully discuss differences of opinion on same-gender marriage and reach some sort of compromise. And then I read horrible statements about LGBTs from other churches’ leaders. Wow, I am grateful for the EC. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Mary Barrett says: Rector Albany, NY August 29, 2018 at 5:37 pm You said, “Evangelism is proclaiming that Christ is the only Savior.”Sorry, but that is not the official Episcopal doctrine. Also, you might have thought that the Bible was the True Word of God, but, alas, it is only the inspired word of God and some of the words in it are old and useless for today’s modern world. Of course this situation is precisely the root cause of “the narrative of decline”, but hey let’s not be judgemental. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Evangelism Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopalians invited to grow as evangelists through 30-day challenge Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC August 28, 2018 at 10:18 pm I’m not sure what Eoiscopal-style evangelism means, but if it means simply being kind, helping, sharing and presenting Christ as a good role model for life, that’s not evangelism. Evangelism is proclaiming that Christ is the only Savior. The way, the truth, and the life. He holds the keys to eternal life, and He’s the only hope for the world. If TEC doesn’t do that it will continue to bleed members and it will be no different than thousands of secular organizations that offer the same things. 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Comments are closed. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC August 29, 2018 at 11:02 am I cannot fathom how “evangelism” which is simply spreading the Good News of God in Christ would be repellent to a person (and here I am making an assumption) who is a Christian. If one is a follower of Christ, or one who aligns herself with Christ, then being an evangelist is part of the job description, as it were. Christ has a lot (well,actually everything!) to offer. The Episcopal Church has a lot to offer. We do well to share the gifts. Evangelism is scary for many of us, but if it becomes more the norm, then it will get easier.last_img read more

Authorities say nothing as arbitrary arrests continue

first_img Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is worried about the detention of reporter Ali Taha and cameraman Ali Ahmed by the Department of Internal Security since 2 January. The authorities have not said why they were arrested or where they are being held. News January 11, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities say nothing as arbitrary arrests continue News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Taha, who also works for Rotana, was arrested later the same day after responding to a summons. An experienced and respected reporter, Taha has worked for years for both Rotana and the magazine Saidati. RSF_en According to the information available, the security forces arrested Ahmed, who has worked for the TV station Rotana for the past 10 years, while he was filming near the Mausoleum to Sayda Zainab (granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed and daughter of the Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb), located 10 km south of Damascus. Help by sharing this information The only positive development has been the 6 January release of Kareem Arbaji, a blogger who was arrested on 6 July 2007 and was sentenced last September to three years in prison under article 286 of the criminal code for “publishing mendacious reports liable to weaken the nation’s spirit.” Organisation March 8, 2021 Find out more “The continuing arbitrary arrests of journalists in Syria are disturbing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities provide no information about the legal grounds for these arrests and or the subsequent place of detention. This complete lack of transparency does not bode well.”center_img News He was freed five months before completing his sentence after Christian representatives in Syria addressed a request to the president’s office for his early release on the grounds that his father was in very poor health. to go further Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria February 3, 2021 Find out more Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Follow the news on Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News Meanwhile, it is still not known why journalist Maan Aqil of the government daily Al-Thawra was arrested on 22 November or where he is being held. Reporters Without Borders issued a release about his arrest on 1 December. March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Brazil: RSF to participate in IACHR hearing on Brazil’s free speech violations

first_img April 15, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF is participating in the hearing as a member of a coalition* of Brazilian and international organizations promoting human rights and free speech. The hearing has been requested by RSF and its partner organizations since Jair Bolsonaro was installed as Brazil’s president in January 2019.With the assistance of his family and many members of his government, President Bolsonaro has constantly fuelled a climate of mistrust and confrontation towards journalists by means of incendiary statements against the media and incitements to hatred.This is the first time that the IACHR, which is an offshoot of the Organization of American States, has agreed to hold a public hearing on the situation of freedom of expression in Brazil.“The decision to hold this hearing is a highly symbolic recognition by the OAS of the profound degradation in freedom of expression in Brazil,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “It offers a unique opportunity to draw attention to the way that attacks against human rights and press freedom have become systematic and institutionalized in Brazil under President Bolsonaro.”The IACHR is an independent entity that promotes human rights in the western hemisphere – visiting OAS member states for the purposes of observation, making recommendations and acting as an OAS consultative body. It holds public hearings several times a year in which the families of the victims of human rights violations, civil society representatives and government representatives take part. Brazil is ranked 105th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Brazil Reports Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has been invited to address a public hearing on the systematic, institutionalized and escalating attacks against free speech and press freedom in Brazil, which the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, on 6 March. Receive email alerts News BrazilAmericas March 5, 2020 – Updated on October 8, 2020 Brazil: RSF to participate in IACHR hearing on Brazil’s free speech violations Organisation BrazilAmericas center_img to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil RSF_en News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies *The coalition’s members:Article 19 – BrazilAbraji – Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo InvestigativoAssociação Brasileira de Rádios Comunitárias (Abraço)Centro de Estudos da Mídia Alternativa Barão de ItararéCentro pela Justiça e o Direito Internacional (CEJIL)Confederação Nacional dos Trabalhadores em Estabelecimentos de Ensino (Contee)Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT)Coalizão Direitos na RedeDerechos DigitalesFederação Interestadual dos Trabalhadores e Pesquisadores em Serviços de Telecomunicações (Fitratelp)Federação Nacional dos Jornalistas (Fenaj)Fórum Nacional pela Democratização da Comunicação (FNDC)Instituto Vladimir HerzogIntervozes – Coletivo Brasil de Comunicação SocialReporters Without Borders (RSF)Movimento Artigo QuintoTerra de Direitos News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Daily Shavies at Burrito Express

first_img Make a comment Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Top of the News Subscribe 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Restaurant Cover Column 1 Daily Shavies at Burrito Express The heat is on, but Burrito Express is bringing the cool back daily with Shavies By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Monday, May 20, 2013 | 11:48 am More Cool Stuffcenter_img There are some daily rituals that only apply to certain seasons. This Summer, why not add daily Shavies to your Summer ritual?Starting June 1, Burrito Express will be selling its cool concoctions everyday, so there’s no need to wait for Friday or Saturday to get your dose of Shavies.[smooth=id:151;]The month of May saw the annual return of Shavies, though it was only offered during Fridays 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.This June til the end of Summer, however, Shavies will be a daily delight from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays.For those not yet enlightened by the miracle of Shavies, Burrito Express owner Wil Orozco explains, “Well, we take a block of ice and shave it to a soft snow consistency that just melts in your mouth,” says Orozco.“There’s ice cream at the bottom and we have 23 syrup flavors to pour onto the ice. Top it off with one of our toppings and you have an amazing treat,” he adds.Shavies come in 23 flavors, “three of which are sugar-free” says Orozco.But unlike some other flavored shaved ice vendors, “what we do is we put ice cream at the bottom of the shaved ice. We put that at the bottom of the cup and then shaved ice on top and then we put the flavored syrup on the ice itself,” says Orozco.There are four ice cream flavors available – coconut pineapple, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate – and together with the 23 flavors of syrup, the flavor possibilities are endless.Customers can then choose to top it all off with sour powder or sweetened condensed milk.If mixing and matching is not your thing, Burrito Express also has set Shavie flavors such as Nani’s Revenge and Root Beer Float for your convenience.To view the latest of Burritto Express Shavie menu, please click Shavie Menu 2013.Burrito Express is located on the corner of Washington Blvd and Sierra Bonita Ave., at 1597 E. Washington Blvd., in north Pasadena. To find out more about Burrito Express, visit www.burritoexpresspasadena.com, or you can call (626) 798-0844. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Former army bases in Lifford and Rockhill to be passed over to Council

first_img Facebook WhatsApp It’s been confirmed that Donegal County Council will be in possesion of the former army bases in Lifford and Rockhill within six to eight weeks.Agreement in principle has been reached on the handovers, and the final details are now being ironed out.County Manager Seamus Neely says he will be referring back to councillors and other interested parties before deciding what use the buildings should be put to.He says each building has its own potential and possibilities…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/neelyraw.mp3[/podcast] LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Former army bases in Lifford and Rockhill to be passed over to Council News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleHusband says wife has not been and never will be the same again after assaultNext articlePascal Blake officially co-opted onto Letterkenny Town Council News Highland Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter By News Highland – June 14, 2011 Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Procurement for broadband plan not delayed for 2 years as previously thought

first_img Facebook Procurement for broadband plan not delayed for 2 years as previously thought PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By admin – April 29, 2016 center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleFuture of Ante-natal services in Dungloe to the fore again as HSE refuse to issue reportNext articleDonegal man jailed for fatal crash near Rathmullen admin Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week It has been confirmed that procurement for the National Broadband plan has not been postponed and negotiations are continuing.Earlier this week there the Department of Communications said procurement was to be delayed for a further 2 years sparking concern in rural areas of Donegal.It has now emerged that a ‘technical delay’ will only last for a couple of months.The first stage is currently being evaluated while negotiations with bidders set to begin in June and will continue throughout the summer.Acting Minister Joe McHugh says at this stage there are some indications as to how the plan will unfold:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/joemchugh.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

[Order VII Rule 11 CPC] If Plaint Does Not Disclose Cause Of Action Or Suit Is Barred By Any Law, The Court Has No Option But To Reject The Plaint: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories[Order VII Rule 11 CPC] If Plaint Does Not Disclose Cause Of Action Or Suit Is Barred By Any Law, The Court Has No Option But To Reject The Plaint: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 July 2020 8:02 AMShare This – x”The provision of Order VII Rule 11 is mandatory in nature.”In a judgment delivered today, the Supreme Court has observed that the provision of Order VII Rule 11 Code of Civil Procedure regarding ‘Rejection of Plaint’ is mandatory in nature. “It states that the plaint “shall” be rejected if any of the grounds specified in clause (a) to (e) are made out. If the Court finds that the plaintiff does not disclose a cause of action, or that the suit…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 a judgment delivered today, the Supreme Court has observed that the provision of Order VII Rule 11 Code of Civil Procedure regarding ‘Rejection of Plaint’ is mandatory in nature. “It states that the plaint “shall” be rejected if any of the grounds specified in clause (a) to (e) are made out. If the Court finds that the plaintiff does not disclose a cause of action, or that the suit is barred by any law, the Court has no option, but to reject the plaintiff.”, the bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Indu Malhotra said.In this case, the Trial Court, had allowed the application filed by defendants under Order VII Rule 11(d), CPC holding that the suit filed by the Plaintiff was barred by limitation. The Suit was for cancellation of the sale deed (which was executed more than five years ago) on the ground that the sale consideration fixed by the Collector, had not been paid in entirety by the defendant. The period of limitation for a suit seeking a relief of cancellation of sale deed is three years, which commences from the date when the right to sue first accrues.  In the appeal upholding the rejection of plaint by the Trial Court, the Apex Court bench has succinctly summarized the law applicable for deciding an application for Rejection of Plaint under Order VII Rule 11 CPC. It noted that this provision provides an independent and special remedy, wherein the Court is empowered to summarily dismiss a suit at the threshold, without proceeding to record evidence, and conducting a trial, on the basis of the evidence adduced, if it is satisfied that the action should be terminated on any of the grounds contained in this provision. It said: “The underlying object of Order VII Rule 11 (a) is that if in a suit, no cause of action is disclosed, or the suit is barred by limitation under Rule 11 (d), the Court would not permit the plaintiff to unnecessarily protract the proceedings in the suit. In such a case, it would be necessary to put an end to the sham litigation, so that further judicial time is not wasted.” The Court made the following observations: The power conferred on the court to terminate a civil action is, however, a drastic one, and the conditions enumerated in Order VII Rule 11 are required to be strictly adhered to. Under Order VII Rule 11, a duty is cast on the Court to determine whether the plaint discloses a cause of action by scrutinizing the averments in the plaint, read in conjunction with the documents relied upon, or whether the suit is barred by any law.The documents filed alongwith the plaint, are required to be taken into consideration for deciding the application under Order VII Rule 11 (a). When a document referred to in the plaint, forms the basis of the plaint, it should be treated as a part of the plaint.In exercise of power under this provision, the Court would determine if the assertions made in the plaint are contrary to statutory law, or judicial dicta, for deciding whether a case for rejecting the plaint at the threshold is made out.At this stage, the pleas taken by the defendant in the written statement and application for rejection of the plaint on the merits, would be irrelevant, and cannot be adverted to, or taken into consideration.The test for exercising the power under Order VII Rule 11 is that if the averments made in the plaint are taken in entirety, in conjunction with the documents relied upon, would the same result in a decree being passed. This test was laid down in Liverpool & London S.P. & I Assn. Ltd. v. M.V.Sea Success I & Anr., (2004) 9 SCC 512.It is not permissible to cull out a sentence or a passage, and to read it in isolation. It is the substance, and not merely the form, which has to be looked into. The plaint has to be construed as it stands, without addition or subtraction of words. If the allegations in the plaint prima facie show a cause of action, the court cannot embark upon an enquiry whether the allegations are true in fact. Hardesh Ores (P.) Ltd. v. Hede & Co. (2007) 5 SCC 614.If on a meaningful reading of the plaint, it is found that the suit is manifestly vexatious and without any merit, and does not disclose a right to sue, the court would be justified in exercising the power under Order VII Rule 11 CPC.The power under Order VII Rule 11 CPC may be exercised by the Court at any stage of the suit, either before registering the plaint, or after issuing summons to the defendant, or before conclusion of the trial. Saleem Bhai v. State of Maharashtra 7 (2003) 1 SCC 557.”Cause of action” means every fact which would be necessary for the plaintiff to prove, if traversed, in order to support his right to judgment. It consists of a bundle of material facts, which are necessary for the plaintiff to prove in order to entitle him to the reliefs claimed in the suit.While considering an application under Order VII Rule 11 CPC what is required to be decided is whether the plaint discloses a real cause of action, or something purely illusory.Law cannot permit clever drafting which creates illusions of a cause of action. What is required is that a clear right must be made out in the plaint. I.T.C. Ltd. v. Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal, (1998) 2 SCC 170.If, however, by clever drafting of the plaint, it has created the illusion of a cause of action, it should be nipped in the bud, so that bogus litigation will end at the earliest stage.  Madanuri Sri Ramachandra Murthy v. Syed Jalal.The Court must be vigilant against any camouflage or suppression, and determine whether the litigation is utterly vexatious, and an abuse of the process of the court. Please read Rejection Of Plaint Under Order VII Rule 11 CPC [Explainer]In facts of the case, the Court observed that the plaintiffs by clever drafting of the plaint, attempted to make out an illusory cause of action, and bring the suit within the period of limitation. It said that the Plaintiffs deliberately did not mention the date of the registered Sale Deed since it would make it evident that the suit was barred by limitation. Further, the court observed that non payment of a part of sale consideration is not a ground for cancellation of a registered Sale Deed. The bench added that there was delay of over 5 and ½ years after the alleged cause of action arose in 2009, and therefore the suit was clearly barred by limitation as per Article 59 of the Limitation Act, 1963. Dismissing the appeal by imposing costs of Rs. 1 Lakh on appellant, the court observed that the conduct of the Plaintiffs in not taking recourse to legal action for over a period of 5 and ½ years from the execution of the Sale Deed in 2009, for payment of the balance sale consideration, also reflects that the institution of the present suit is an after-thought. Case name: DAHIBEN vs. ARVINDBHAI KALYANJI BHANUSALI (GAJRA)(D) THR LRS Case no.: CIVIL APPEAL NO. 9519 OF 2019Coram: Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Indu Malhotra Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment 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

[Breaking] NEET-JEE : Ministers From Six States File Review In SC Against Dismissal Of Pleas To Postpone Exams

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] NEET-JEE : Ministers From Six States File Review In SC Against Dismissal Of Pleas To Postpone Exams LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Aug 2020 12:11 AMShare This – x”The advice of “Life Must Go On” may have very sound philosophical underpinnings but cannot be a substitute for valid legal reasoning and logical analysis of the various aspects involved in the conduct of the NEET UG and JEE exams”.Six cabinet ministers from six states have filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against the August 17 order dismissing pleas to postpone NEET-JEE exams scheduled in September.The petition filed through Advocate Sunil Fernandes states that the SC order fails to “secure the safety, security and Right to Life of the Students/Candidates appearing for the NEET/JEE exams”.It is…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?LoginSix cabinet ministers from six states have filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against the August 17 order dismissing pleas to postpone NEET-JEE exams scheduled in September.The petition filed through Advocate Sunil Fernandes states that the SC order fails to “secure the safety, security and Right to Life of the Students/Candidates appearing for the NEET/JEE exams”.It is further contended that the SC ignored the “teething logistical difficulties in conducting the examinations at the proposed dates” and “failed to balance the competing but equally important aspects of conducting the examination and securing safety of the students”.The petitioners are Moloy Ghatak ( Minister-in-Charge, Department of Labour & E.S.I. (MB) Scheme and Departments of Law & Judicial, Government of West Bengal),  Dr. Rameshwar Oraon( Cabinet Minister of Finance, Government of Jharkhand), Dr. Raghu Sharma(Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan), Amarjeet Bhagat(Minister of Food, Civil supplies, Culture, Planning, Economics & Statistics, Government of Chhattisgarh), Balbir Singh Sidhu(Cabinet Minister Health and Family Welfare & Labour, Government of Punjab), and Uday Ravindra Samant(Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra).On August 17, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari had dismissed the writ petition “Sayantan Biswas & Ors. vs. National Testing Agency (NTA) & Ors” observing :”We find that there is absolutely no justification in the prayer made for postponement of the examination in question relating to NEET UG-2020 as well as JEE (Main) April, 2020. In our opinion, though there is pandemic situation, but ultimately life has to go and the career of the students cannot be put on peril for long and full academic year cannot be wasted”. Challenging this order, the review petitioners state :”The advice of “Life Must Go On” may have very sound philosophical underpinnings but cannot be a substitute for valid legal reasoning and logical analysis of the various aspects involved in the conduct of the NEET UG and JEE exams”.It is contended that the SC order is cryptic, non-speaking, does not discuss let alone enumerate the various aspects and complexities involved in a matter of this magnitude and complex nature.””The only two reasons that can be discerned from the Impugned Order for dismissal of the Writ Petitions are (a) Life must go on. (b) Students should not lose an academic year. With utmost respect, both the reasons, even if cumulatively taken, do not constitute an authoritative and comprehensive judicial scrutiny of the lis at hand”, the plea states.The JEE (Main) exams are scheduled from September 1 to 6 and the NEET(UG) exam is scheduled on September 13.Amid a wide campaign launched by several students in social media seeking the postponement of exams, the National Testing Agency announced its decision to go ahead with the exams as per the announced dates.[Breaking] : Review petition filed in Supreme Court against the August 17 order dismissing pleas to postpone #NEETJEE exams.Review petition filed by cabinet ministers from states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Punjab & Chattisgarh.#neetJEE2020 #StudentsInSCForJustice pic.twitter.com/NlBfFy6e9F— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 28, 2020Subscribe 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

[Malegaon Blast]This Is The Concept Of An Open Court, If You Want To Rely On Documents You Must Give A Copy To The Other Side – Bombay High Court To Purohit

first_imgNews Updates[Malegaon Blast]This Is The Concept Of An Open Court, If You Want To Rely On Documents You Must Give A Copy To The Other Side – Bombay High Court To Purohit Sharmeen Hakim3 March 2021 8:59 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High court on Wednesday once again refused to allow 2008 Malegaon blast accused Lt. Colonel Prasad Purohit to bring certain ‘confidential’ documents related to his service in the Indian Army, on record, without serving a copy to the intervenor, a victim of the blast. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale said in unequivocal terms that if a petitioner…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 Bombay High court on Wednesday once again refused to allow 2008 Malegaon blast accused Lt. Colonel Prasad Purohit to bring certain ‘confidential’ documents related to his service in the Indian Army, on record, without serving a copy to the intervenor, a victim of the blast. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale said in unequivocal terms that if a petitioner intended to rely on a document, it was imperative the that the respondent was given a copy for consideration. “This is the concept of an open court. If you want us to consider the document in our judgment, a copy must be given to the other side,” Justice Shinde said. The court was hearing a petition filed by Purohit challenging the special National Investigation Agency court’s decision to take cognisance of the charge sheet filed against him in the absence of a sanction u/s 197(2) of the CrPC from the central government to prosecute him. Section 197 (2) of the CrPC – No Court shall take cognisance of any offence alleged to have been committed by any member of the Armed Forces of the Union while acting or purporting to act in the discharge of his official duty, except with the previous sanction of the Central Government. Purohit has claimed that the alleged conspiracy meetings he attended on January 25 and 26, 2008, were the concept of Abhinav Bharat, a Hindu Rashtra was floated, was in his official capacity. He contended that a sanction was necessary, but neither the Anti-Terrorism Squad that arrested him nor the NIA applied for sanction under the CrPC to prosecute him. The prosecution has further accused Purohit of asking co-accused to delete his number from their mobile phones after the blast on September 29, 2008 in which six people were killed and 100 injured. On Wednesday, advocate Shrikant Shivade, appearing on behalf of Purohit, submitted that all he needed to demonstrate was a reasonable connection between the allegation and his official duty, making a sanction to prosecute absolutely necessary. Shivade then wanted to refer to a letter, produced in a sealed envelope, supposedly written by Purohit on September 13, 2005 to his superior which “elaborately explains the concept of Abhinav Bharat.” He submitted that Purohit had recently procured a certified copy of the original letter and the superior to whom the letter was addressed, was present in the court. But the bench refused to accept or rely on the documents till a copy was not served to the other side. “Mr Shivade we will not say this every day. If we have to refer to any document in our judgment, you have to serve the other side,” Justice Shinde said. Shivade tried convincing the court that the letter had “sensitive information” about ongoing transactions. “Then don’t rely on it,” the court observed. “At the cost of repetition, whatever these documents are, if you want us to consider it, give them a copy.” Shivade then told the court that there is an order of the trial court to keep the documents submitted by the armed forces, confidential. His main concern being the media should not get a copy of it. “Principles of natural justice have some exceptions,” Shivade said. “The principles of natural justice apply to both sides. Principles of natural justice apply to both parties. Ask your client if he wants to rely on the document in breach of the trial court’s order or seek a modification,” Justice Shinde responded. Counsel for NIA, Sandesh Patil, said the trial is moving smoothly and 163 witnesses had been examined. “This is a very unusual trial where the accused are fighting among themselves,” he submitted. Purohit’s co-accused, Sameer Kulkarni, then sought to bring certain documents on the record to show that Purohit was repeatedly making the same arguments. The court said he would be heard on the next date. The case was then adjourned to March 17. Purohit has been charged with murder, voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons, promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony on him, relevant sections under The Arms Act, The Indian Explosive Substance Act, and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. 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