MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) 2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Year: Apartment Building Deitingen / luna productions “COPY” Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Laufen, Villeroy & Boch, Concret, Wood Apartment Building Deitingen / luna productionsSave this projectSaveApartment Building Deitingen / luna productionsSave this picture!© Mark Drotsky+ 26Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: luna productions Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Mark DrotskyText description provided by the architects. The new building marks the end of the built structure. Together with the carpenter’s shop across the street and the neighbouring residential buildings, it defines a common courtyard: a meeting place for the whole neighbourhood. On the other side of the building emerges a private outdoor area at the creek with a view into the nature.Save this picture!© Mark DrotskyRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodEGGERLaminatesSave this picture!Plan 02Save this picture!© Mark DrotskyOn a concrete foundation and under a gable roof, the two wooden cubes with an inverted corner stand angled to each other. The space between the cubes forms the entrance areas. The breaking up and bending of the volume creates spaces and proportions that correspond to the small-scale environment. Due to the separation into two volumes, each apartment has its own floor and the outdoor spaces are generous, despite the high density.Save this picture!© Mark DrotskyThe dining area, around which all the rooms are arranged, is located in the centre of the apartments, facing south and towards the courtyard. Materials in their raw form determine the apartments’ appearance, they will visibly age. Two fruit trees were shifted and integrated into the new environment. A cherry tree had to give way to the new building but was erected again only a few meters from its original place, where it carries the roof with its branches.Save this picture!© Mark DrotskyA hybrid construction form with solid wood was used to design the building. The exterior walls of the two cubes are made of laid sand-lime bricks, which were insulated on the outside and covered with a sawn spruce cladding. The walls for the access are double-skinned, constructed with an outer layer of raw concrete.Save this picture!© Mark DrotskyAs a stiffening element, this ensures earthquake resistance and meets the high requirements for acoustics and fire protection. Thanks to the vapour diffusion-open construction of sand-lime brick and wood cladding, high standards for the living climate could be met.Save this picture!© Mark DrotskyProject gallerySee allShow lessRios Clementi Hale Studios x Cal Poly Tech: VR in ArchitectureExhibitionG21 nail & Spa / Aline ArchitectSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Hofuhrenstrasse 13, 15, 4543 Deitingen SO, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyApartments, Residential•Deitingen, Switzerland Switzerland Area: 436 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910250/apartment-building-deitingen-luna-productions Clipboard 2018 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910250/apartment-building-deitingen-luna-productions Clipboard Apartments Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeluna productionsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialDeitingenSwitzerlandPublished on January 28, 2019Cite: “Apartment Building Deitingen / luna productions” 28 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Charity communications workers meet today in London to consider setting up a trade body along the lines of the Institute of Fundraisers.Third Sector magazine reports that the meeting will be attended by senior communications staff at major charities plus other organisations active in the sector including the Media Trust and the Voluntary Action Media Unit.Joe Saxton, the chair of the Institute of Fundraising, is supporting the initiative. He hopes that a trade body will be able to make charity communications more of a discipline and career. The body, he says, would serve all charity communications staff, whether their focus lay in PR, media relations, publications, or website publishing. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 July 2005 | News 20 total views, 1 views today 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. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy New trade body for charity communicators mooted
Tagged with: Funding Ireland Howard Lake | 8 May 2011 | News 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ireland Funds half way to $100 million target The Ireland Funds has passed the half way mark in their $100 million ‘Promising Ireland’ fundraising campaign.The campaign, which was launched publicly last year, aims to raise the $100 million by the end of 2013. In March the Funds announced that the Chairman of the American Ireland Fund, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, made a $3 million gift to Promising Ireland.The Promising Ireland campaign is helping charitable and non profit organisations across the island of Ireland and Irish communities abroad meet the challenge of increased demand for their services at a time of major reductions in resources. The funds are being distributed as they are raised over the course of the campaign and a grants round which closed at the end of March received 800 applications.The Promising Ireland campaign has already assisted over 200 projects since it began its quiet phase in 2009. Irish organisations facing financial hardship have confirmed the impact of the campaign.“When we heard the money was coming in from the Ireland funds, the parents couldn’t believe it,” said a parent from the Saplings Schools for Children with Autism in Dublin, one of the beneficiaries of the Promising Ireland campaign.This week Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny was guest of honour at the annual dinner of the American Ireland Fund in the Lincoln Center, which will have an attendance of 1,200 and is expected to raise in excess of $2.5 million (€1.68 million) for various Irish charities.www.irlfunds.org 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.
IsraelMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is extremely disappointed by the outcome of an Israeli High Court of Justice hearing on 4 December not to rescind a military order under which transmission equipment was confiscated from Palestinian broadcaster Wattan TV during a military raid on its headquarters in Ramallah in February 2012.“This High Court decision is very regrettable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “No evidence was presented, as the grounds were considered classified, and Wattan TV had no opportunity to present counter-arguments to these grounds. The decision appears completely arbitrary, especially as Wattan TV is currently broadcasting on a frequency issued by the Palestinian Authority as required by the September 1995 Interim Agreement.”“We are outraged by the degree to which security – now given as the reason for the confiscation after two other pretexts were discarded – is used to legitimize everything in Israeli, even the most arbitrary actions.”Reporters Without Borders has learned that, during the 4 December hearing, the Israeli government’s lawyer requested an ex parte hearing to explain why Israel’s security required the equipment’s confiscation.The Court agreed to the request, despite the fact that Wattan TV’s lawyers, Adv. Michael Sfard and Adv. Noa Amrami, stressed the importance of the right to be able to challenge every piece of evidence presented.It was after this ex parte 15-minute hearing that the Court decided, without providing justification, not to overturn the IDF’s decision to confiscate Wattan TV’s equipment.The Court did not, however, dismiss Wattan TV’s petition. Deeming that the frequency it is currently using to broadcast its programmes is illegal, the Court gave the station 45 days to obtain a new frequency from the Palestinian Authority. Depending the outcome, the Court will give its final judgment in the matter.Reporters Without Borders is meanwhile relieved to learn that Mohamed Abu Khdeir, a reporter for the daily Al-Quds who was arrested by the Israeli security forces on his return from Cairo on 6 November, was finally released on 5 December.He told Reporters Without Borders he was questioned about his journalistic work, including his interviews with Hamas members and other politicians, and his links with Hamas. He said he was kept in solitary confinement and was mistreated during his detention. June 3, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists May 28, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation News December 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disappointing decision in Wattan TV case Receive email alerts News to go further Follow the news on Israel RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Help by sharing this information IsraelMiddle East – North Africa
A petition calling for the immediate and unconditional release of imprisoned Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji, launched by Iran’s2003 Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, has already been signed by thirteen other Nobel laureates. The Iranian authorities must heedthis very clear message and release Ganji, who has been on strike for 54 days. August 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six more Nobel laureates join call for Akbar Ganji’s release Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iran February 25, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists to go further Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 March 18, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation Six more Nobel laureates have signed a petition calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji, bringing the total number of Nobel laureates to have signed the petition to 14. It was launched by Shirin Ebadi of Iran, the winner of the Nobel peace prize in 2003.”The involvement of these 14 figures who are known and admired throughout the world, testifies to the breadth of the movement of solidarity with Akbar Ganji,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Even though we are asking Ganji to call off his hunger strike, that does not been we are ceasing to demand his release.”The six latest Nobel signatories are:John B. Fenn of the United States, 2002 Nobel prize for chemistryWalter Kohn of the United States, 1998 Nobel prize for chemistryGeorge A. Olah of the United States, 1994 Nobel prize for chemistryPierre-Gilles de Gennes of France, 1991 Nobel prize for physicsJerome I. Friedman of the United States, 1990 Nobel prize for physicsDudley R. Herschbach of the United States, 1986 Nobel prize for chemistryThe 14 Nobel signatories consist of six holders of the Nobel peace prize, four holders of the Nobel prize for chemistry, three holders of the Nobel prize for physics and one holder of the Nobel prize for economics.Reporters Without Borders hails this extraordinary show of support from American and French scientists, which serves as reminder to the international community of the importance of free expression.Ganji today began his 59th day on hunger. ———————————————————————-04.08.2005 Eight Nobel laureates call for Akbar Ganji’s releaseReporters Without Borders today hailed a petition calling for the immediate and unconditional release of imprisoned Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji which was launched by Iran’s 2003 Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi and which has already been signed by seven other Nobel laureates.”Iran’s most senior officials must heed this very clear message from eight world figures who have made outstanding contributions to peace and science,” the organisation said, going on to appeal to foreign diplomats based in Tehran to visit Ganji at Milad hospital, where he was taken on 17 July.Until now, Iran’s government and judicial authorities have refused to heed the calls for the release of Ganji, who has been imprisoned for five years and who is continuing the hunger strike he began 54 days ago.If the international community does not react, Ganji is going to die.The eight Nobel laureates who have already signed the petition are:Shirin Ebadi of Iran, holder of the 2003 Nobel peace prizeJohn Hume of the United Kingdom, holder of the 1998 Nobel peace prizeJody Williams of the United States, holder of the 1997 Nobel peace prizeArchbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, holder of the 1984 Nobel peace prizeMairead Corrigan Maguire of Ireland, holder of the 1976 Nobel peace prizeBetty Williams of Ireland, holder of the 1976 Nobel peace prizeMaurice Allais of France, holder of the 1988 Nobel prize for economicsGeorges Charpak of France, holder of the 1992 Nobel prize for physics News News News RSF_en News IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more
Top StoriesPlea Seeking Postponement Of Civil Services Exam: SC Agrees To Hear The Petition On Sept 28 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Sep 2020 1:31 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition seeking postponement of upcoming Civil Services Examination, 2020. The Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna has posted the matter for hearing on September 28, 2020.”Liberty is granted to serve advance copy on the Standing Counsel for the Union Public Service Commission as well as on the Standing Counsel for the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition seeking postponement of upcoming Civil Services Examination, 2020. The Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna has posted the matter for hearing on September 28, 2020.”Liberty is granted to serve advance copy on the Standing Counsel for the Union Public Service Commission as well as on the Standing Counsel for the Central Agency representing Union of India through email/online.” The plea has been filed by 20 UPSC aspirants through Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava against conducting of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020, on October 4. They have submitted that this 7 hours long Offline exam, which will be taken by approximately six lakh aspirants at test centres in 72 cities across India, is likely to be a big source of further spread of the Covid-19 virus. It is therefore submitted that the Revised Calendar for UPSC exam is utterly arbitrary and patently violative of the Right to Health and Life of the aspirants, under Article 21 of the Constitution. The Petitioners have submitted that for fear of risk of illness or death, they may not be able to take the captioned examination. Thus, it is contended that the Revised Calendar violates their right to practice their chosen profession/occupation of serving the public, under Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution. It is further contended that the Revised Calendar suffers from class-based discrimination and violates Article 14 of the Constitution, inasmuch as students belonging to the middle class and/or lower middle class will not be able to afford transport, accommodation, or other expenses to take the examination amid a pandemic. Furthermore, it violates Article 16 of the Constitution as it deprives many of the aspirants from equal opportunity in public employment. The Petitioners therefore seek postponement of the Civil Services Exam for 2 to 3 months, so that the flood/ incessant rains go away, the COVID-19 curve may flatten and the State Governments, who are otherwise “admittedly unprepared” as of today, get more time to prepare themselves for implementation of SOPs of the said Exam. It is highlighted that Civil Services Exam, being a recruitment examination, is altogether different from an academic examination and thus in the event of its postponement, there would not be any question of delay or loss of any academic session. Other grounds taken by the Petitioners are listed below: Many Civil Services aspirants, who are already working as Frontline COVID Warriors in different hospitals and/or administrative departments. It would not only be difficult for them to leave their place of work and travel to their Examination Centres, but their absence at their workplace at such critical times may lead to immense suffering to the COVID patients and/or COVID management.In many of similar large-scale examinations conducted recently, virtually there were no SOPs followed, no social distancing maintained and every tall claim of the Respondents have virtually failed on ground.Due to lack of at least one examination centre in every district of India and due to the fact that many students have returned back from their place of study to their hometowns, today there are many students whose Examination Centres are 1000 KMs apart from their present place of residence.COVID-19 has been found to be airborne and in many cases it is asymptomatic. This is increasing the possibility of its spurt at the large gatherings of students/ their parents at the Exam Centre.Many districts/ municipal bodies are still imposing Complete Lockdown in their respective areas. Many big cities have several containment zones. Free movement of students is restricted in such areas, causing a lot of harassment.Students would be required to wear the masks for more than 7-8 hours on the date of examinations and thus would be forced to reduced oxygen level, resulting into slowed down brain function and thus it is even in the interest of justice to postpone these Exams in the interest of health of the students.Even as per the Unlock-4 Guidelines, all libraries, colleges, educational and coaching institutions are also closed and hence many of the aspirants have been deprived from adequate preparation of the said Exam. Next Story
News UpdatesCLAT 2020 Does Not Have Any Minimum Marks, 2,786 candidates Admitted Today: CLAT Consortium LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Oct 2020 6:07 AMShare This – xAfter the Supreme Court today refused to stay the counselling process for admissions to National Law University pursuant to declaration of the CLAT 2020 results on Monday, the NLU Consortium has issued a statement intimating that the counselling has commenced from today. “The process of Admission to participating National Law Universities of Consortium of National Law Universities…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?LoginAfter the Supreme Court today refused to stay the counselling process for admissions to National Law University pursuant to declaration of the CLAT 2020 results on Monday, the NLU Consortium has issued a statement intimating that the counselling has commenced from today. “The process of Admission to participating National Law Universities of Consortium of National Law Universities has begun today. We had invited 14,992 for UG and 4,081 for PG candidates for the Counselling. Out of 14,992 candidates called for counselling, only 8,227 for UG and 2,166 for PG paid the counselling fee and are now eligible for admission in order of merit,” the Consortium said. It is clarified that those who do not get seat will get full refund of their counselling fee. 5 CLAT aspirants had moved the Supreme Court stating that CLAT 2020 was erroneous, faulty, defective & discriminatory and violative of Articles 14 & 15 of the Constitution of India. The Consortium has however claimed that CLAT-2020 was a student friendly entrance test conducted for 1.4 crore candidates. It said, “We had invited objections to the Questions, Key and technical issues to the CLAT-2020. All objections were referred to a 13-member Expert Committee headed by a Retired Judge of the High Court. Accepting many objections, three questions were dropped and Key was modified in respect of four questions. In all only 4839 candidates had filed objections and thus huge majority (54,604 candidates) did not file any objection.” It further said, “We found no discrepancy in any response sheet between the responses made by the candidates and those reflected in the response sheets. The audit trail in all cases examined by us matched with the response sheet.” Furthermore, “All the leading tests like JEE, NEET, GATE(IIT’s), AIIMS, Public Service Commission Recruitment Examinations and Banking Exams were conducted by the same service provider. Even NTA used his services. Thus, even if NTA had conducted CLAT, in all likelihood same service provider with same software and platform would have conducted the test.” The Supreme Court also refused to pass interim orders and declined to stay the counselling and admissions process. However, it granted liberty to make representation(s) before the Grievance Redressal Committee which is headed by Retired Chief Justice of India regarding their grievances pertaining to the conduct of the Examination.SC Allows CLAT 2020 Aspirants To Make Representation Before Grievance Redressal Committee Within Two Days; Committee To Decide At The EarliestCounselling process The Consortium had called five times candidates of total seats available for UG (2,596 seats) and PG (783 seats) for counselling. To ensure timely admission of the candidates who have appeared for CLAT – 2020, all the candidates in the Reserved Categories were called for counselling and that is why some candidates even with negative marks were also invited. These candidates are not likely to get any seat. In any case those who have paid the counselling fee alone can be given seats in order of merit and therefore candidates with negative marks are unlikely to get seats. CLAT-2020 does not have any minimum marks and therefore calling of these candidates cannot be faulted. By 5.30 p.m., as many as 2,786 candidates have been admitted to various National Law Universities out of the 1st allotment list released by the Consortium today. Diversity in National Law Universities has been an issue but this year large number of candidates from rural areas and underprivileged backgrounds have also been selected. In fact out of 200 ST candidates coached by the ST Welfare Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh, as many as 104 were selected for the counselling. Government of Madhya Pradesh has agreed to fully fund the education of these candidates. Several candidates from small towns also got selected. Strangely on the one hand petitioner’s in the Supreme Court favoured diversity and on the other opposed calling of underprivileged candidates with low scores for the counselling. Next Story
Top StoriesTRP Scam : Prima Facie Nothing Substantial On Record Against Arnab Goswami & Republic TV Even After 3 Months Of Investigation, Observes Bombay High Court Sharmeen Hakim18 March 2021 4:25 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court, on Thursday, indicated that even after three months of investigation by the Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch, prima facie, there is nothing substantial on the record against Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and Republic TV. The division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale further said that they will examine if the case falls under any of…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 Thursday, indicated that even after three months of investigation by the Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch, prima facie, there is nothing substantial on the record against Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and Republic TV. The division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale further said that they will examine if the case falls under any of the categories enumerated in Bhajan Lal’s Case which deals with the extraordinary powers of the court under Article 226 and Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, to prevent abuse of the process of any court or otherwise to secure the ends of justice. “The investigation is going on for the last three months. We don’t see anything that has surfaced on record to array the petitioners as accused,” Justice Shinde said after Chief Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare informed the court that the police want to continue their investigation against ARG Outlier and Arnab Goswami. “Ok, now see Bhajan Lal’s case, if the petitioner’s case falls under any of the categories, we need not wait for the completion of the investigation,” Justice Shinde observed. Later during the hearing, the court said that the dilemma was the reliefs sought by the editor-in-chief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami and ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd, the company that owns the channel. The petition seeks to quash the FIR and two subsequent charge sheets against ARG, its employees and Arnab Goswami; the second prayer is not taking coercive steps against them. Justice Pitale noted that the company and Arnab, at best, were suspects, as of now. “You are not accused. You say quash the proceeding, but, what can be quashed and against whom, when you are not accused? The court observed that if the petitioners succeeded, clause 22 of the charge sheet, which calls Republic TV and its chakal-malak suspects, can be quashed. Senior Advocate Ashok Mundargi, appearing for the petitioners, submitted that the whole design of the Mumbai Police was to keep the prosecution open-ended in the TRP Scam. “We are not asking you this question as their advocate.” “If the press was not here, I would have answered it,” Mundargi responded. Justice Shinde said a case can be treated as rarest of rare but then detailed reasons would have to follow. Commenting on the role of an investigating agency, he observed they should act reasonably. “The most important thing in a democracy is the faith of the people in an institution. This is why reasonability and objectivity needs to be kept in force,” Justice Shinde said. Justice Pitale added that if the state was reasonable, there should be a deadline for investigation. Arguments on the Charge Sheet Mundargi referred to the statements of private cable operators to show channels have contracts with them, so that their channels are serially placed before other channels. “Paying a private cable operator to show a channel first is not an offence. No one is induced, there is no breach of trust,” Mundargi submitted. Mundargi added that there is no mechanical device to check if the cable operator has honoured his contract or not. “There are no bar-o-meters and the placement of the channel is not TRP related,” he said. Mundargi further argued that paying cable operator may amount to a violation u/s 29 of the TRAI Act, but there is a bar on taking cognisance, as, a complaint would need to be filed by the authorised officer first. “Anyhow, it can’t be the subject matter of the current investigation,” Mundargi said. The Court then asked Mundargi how could the matter then be investigated by the Enforcement Directorate. “The ED can investigate? Especially when you are saying that the State cannot investigate.” The bench was referring to the application filed by the petitioners to bring the ED on record as they have registered a separate case to investigate the TRP Scam. Mundargi said the ED came into the picture because there were allegations of money laundering. “It was not at our doing, it was their (Mumbai Police) doing, when they so enthusiastically went about this case. We as businessmen only want to do our work. No one wants an investigating agency behind them,” he submitted. CP’s Press conference Mundargi pointed out how various communications regarding the TRP Scam were being marked to Sachin Waze, even though, he wasn’t the investigating officer or the policeman sending the notices. He argued said that the notice u/s 91 of the CrPC sent to BARC for their internal report, from January 2020, which was eventually cited in the press conference, to name Republic TV, was also marked to Waze. Justice Pitale noted that the January report only had statistics on TRP Ratings, no analysis. Note- Suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze, was arrested by the National Investigating Agency in a separate case on March 13, 2020. In the light of Waze’s arrest, Mumbai Police Commissioner – Parambir Singh, who took the controversial October 8, 2020 Press Conference in the TRP Scam, was shunted out of his office, on Wednesday, Registration of FIR Mundargi argued that the registration of FIR in the TRP Scam from October 6, 2020 was suspicious. He read the statement of Assistant Police Officer Riyaz Kazi, who works under Waze. As per Kazi’s statement, when he reported to duty on October 6, 2020, Waze gave him the ‘secret information’ about the TRP Scam with two names. Kazi claims he investigated the information and called the first informant Hansa Research for Investigation. Mundargi, however, claimed that as per the same statement, Hansa’s employee was arrested at 1.30am on October 6, before the first informant was even called in for investigation. The court then adjourned the matter to Monday after recording the Mumbai Police’s statement that there will be no coercive action till then. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
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