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Latest Irish bond sale nets €1.5bn

first_imgTuesday 21 September 2010 8:19 pm More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Latest Irish bond sale nets €1.5bn IRELAND successfully sold €1.5bn (£1.27bn) of treasury bonds yesterday, though investors demanded higher yields to compensate for continued fears of a sovereign default.Ireland sold €500m of four-year bonds with an average yield of 4.77 per cent, up from 3.63 per cent in the last auction in August. The average yield on an eight-year bond rose to 6.02 per cent from 5.09 per cent in June.But the spread between Irish 10-year bond yields and the European benchmark of German Bunds fell to 402 basis points from the euro lifetime high of 425 basis points set on Monday. The cost of insuring Irish debt against default also fell.“People realised that Ireland does not have a liquidity issue and not much of a solvency issue either,” said Brian Devine, economist with NCB Stockbrokers in Dublin. “People recognised this is good value at these yields.”Spain and Greece also enjoyed strong sales in their own bond offerings yesterday.Greece, seen by investors as one of the riskiest Eurozone economies, saw the average yield on the 13-week treasury bills it offered fall to 3.98 percent from 4.05 percent in a previous sale in July. The Greek government sold €390m of bonds, three-quarters of which were snapped up by foreign investors. Meanwhile, Spain neared the top end of its €6bn to €7bn target in its treasury bill sale, though yields rose on 12-month and 18-month bonds after falling in the two previous placings. Spanish government bond spreads over Bunds also narrowed, hitting 172 basis points, its tightest in a week. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com center_img whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgDar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) is a stock exchange in Tanzania where stock brokers and traders can buy and sell securities such as shares of stock and bonds and other financial instruments. It was incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee in 1996 and started operating in 1998. It is a member of the African Stock Exchanges Association with 24 listed companies, 10 licensed brokers and 3 custodian banks. The DSE launched a second-tier market in 2013, the Enterprise Growth Market (EGM), with lower listing requirements; designed to attract small and medium companies with high growth potential. In 2015, the DSE changed its registration status from being limited by guarantee to being limited by shares. It is the third Exchange in Africa to demutualise after the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The DSE operates in close association with the Nairobi Securities Exchange in Kenya and the Uganda Securities Exchange in Uganda. Plans are underway to integrate the three to form a single East African bourse. DSE is based in Dar es Salaam which is the commercial capital and largest city in Tanzania.last_img read more

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Episcopal churches offer a mix of in-person and online worship…

first_imgEpiscopal churches offer a mix of in-person and online worship options for Holy Week, Easter By Egan MillardPosted Apr 1, 2021 Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Clergy from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, distribute palm fronds on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021. Photo: Dillon Gwaltney/St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church[Episcopal News Service] For the second year in a row, the liturgical journey of Holy Week is happening under the cloud of a pandemic. But this year is a little different. While last year’s Holy Week and Easter services were almost entirely online, many congregations are offering some form of in-person worship this year.With diocesan guidelines for COVID-19 restrictions varying widely, Episcopal churches are taking a variety of approaches. Having services outdoors, weather permitting, is one option churches have taken throughout the pandemic. The traditional Lenten practice of the Stations of the Cross also has been easily moved outdoors by many churches.The Church of the Holy Nativity in Weymouth, Massachusetts, began Holy Week by inviting parishioners to its outdoor Palm Sunday service. “God willing and weather cooperating,” they were invited to celebrate the Eucharist on the church lawn. “Please arrive with [a] mask and your own folding chair,” parishioners were advised.Holy Nativity is also one of a growing number of churches that have resumed in-person worship, albeit with protocols in place to reduce the likelihood of coronavirus transmission. While Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be held on Zoom, the church will have three Eucharist services in the church on Easter Sunday. With the number of indoor occupants limited to facilitate social distancing, parishioners must reserve seats online. At those services, the church will offer Communion and some familiar Easter hymns “for a few [choir members] to sing and the rest to hum joyfully together.”The Maundy Thursday service, which traditionally includes a foot-washing ritual that commemorates Jesus’ actions on the night before his crucifixion, is a little trickier to host in person. At St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, the Maundy Thursday Eucharist will be celebrated via a prerecorded video, and parishioners may come to the church afterward to receive the consecrated bread and pray in the pews. The traditional stripping and washing of the altar will also be done on video.Many churches are taking the hybrid approach and offering a mix of in-person and online services. At St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio, Easter Sunday services will be held via Zoom, with the option to come to the church and receive the Eucharist afterward. But the Easter Vigil service will be held in person – reservations required – and will not be livestreamed. The service will begin in the church courtyard and move into the building about halfway through.This Easter comes after a full year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its toll on physical and mental health; widespread economic hardship; and the societal crises of police brutality, racism and a violent insurrection. The widening availability of COVID-19 vaccines has offered some hope that the nation will return to a semblance of normality by this summer, but infection rates indicate the pandemic is far from over. Reported coronavirus cases in the United States have risen 13% over the past week, and deaths have risen 9%.Clergy from St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City record a virtual Palm Sunday service on March 28, 2021. Photo: St. Bartholomew’s ChurchIn New York City, where the exposure risk remains “extremely high,” churches have not yet resumed in-person worship. One element of the Maundy Thursday service, the all-night vigil over the Reserved Sacrament that recalls the hours Jesus spent in the Garden of Gethsemane, has been brought online by churches like St. Bartholomew’s in Manhattan. The church has decorated one of its chapels to look like a garden, and the sacrament will be kept there overnight, which parishioners can keep watch of via livestream. Half-hour sign-ups throughout the night are offered in the hope “that at least two people will keep watch at all times through the night.”Episcopalians can still attend virtual services specifically designed for online worship, like the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter service or Washington National Cathedral’s virtual Holy Week services, which even include “private online Zoom chapels” for confession and reconciliation.The creativity and innovation in worship formats, both virtual and in person, reflects a total transformation in the life of the church and society to adapt to the pandemic. In his Easter address, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry noted the “hardship and toil” of the past year but also the simultaneous joy of the resurrection. Suffering, he said, does not require the cessation of praise and worship.“In spite of injustice and bigotry, hallelujah anyhow,” he said. “In spite of war and violence, hallelujah anyhow. In spite of the fact that this Easter is the anniversary of the assassination and the martyrdom of Martin Luther King Jr., hallelujah anyhow. In spite of the fact that these are hard times, hallelujah anyhow.”Correction: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect descriptions of the Maundy Thursday services planned for St. Stephen’s in Richmond, Virginia.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Starkman House / Norm Applebaum

first_img Houses United States “COPY” 2015 Area:  490 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786499/starkman-house-norm-applebaum Clipboard CopyHouses•Paso Robles, United States Projects Starkman House / Norm Applebaum ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786499/starkman-house-norm-applebaum Clipboard Starkman House / Norm ApplebaumSave this projectSaveStarkman House / Norm Applebaum CopyAbout this officeNorm ApplebaumOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPaso RoblesUnited StatesPublished on May 02, 2016Cite: “Starkman House / Norm Applebaum” 02 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Starkman 住宅 / Norm Applebaum是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© John Durant+ 15 Share Year:  ArchDaily Photographs:  John DurantSave this picture!© John DurantRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The architecture was created for my client Linda Starkman, a horse women, and is named after the site known as Fox Hollow.   She had owned the property for 25 years before building her home.    Save this picture!© John DurantCompleted in 2015 the home took 5 years to design and construct with major overhangs cantilevering out 25′ to 75′.    Concrete is used for the roof in order to control wind loads of up to 85 mph.    The structure is steel post and beam with steel I beams 27 inches high, weighting 227 pounds per lineal foot.Save this picture!PlanThe square footage of the house is 4,357 square feet and is woven amongst 3 ancient multi-trunked oak trees. The location of the house is a tree covered knoll which is part of a 320 acre site where warmblood horses are raised and feed is grown. The location is on the west side of Paso Robles, California.Save this picture!© John DurantAll fine art, leaded glass, fine details and iron work are by Norm Applebaum Architect.Save this picture!© John DurantProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Alan Ricks / MASS Design GroupInterviewsFrançoise Sagan Multimedia Library / Bigoni MortemardSelected Projects Share Architects: Norm Applebaum Area Area of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

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DAILY OIL PRICE: May 13, 2021

first_img WhatsApp DAILY OIL PRICE: May 13, 2021 Twitter Crude Oil: 63.82  (-2.26).Nymex MTD AVG:  64.8062.Natural Gas: 2.973   (+0.004).Gasoline: 2.0953   (-0.0657).Spreads: June/July   (-.02)   July/August   (+.15).Plains WTI Posting: 60.30   (-2.26) WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Local NewsIn the Pipeline Previous articleECISD gathering equity, discipline dataNext articleFallen Officer Memorial Service Odessa American TAGSOil Prices Pinterest Facebook By Odessa American – May 13, 2021 last_img read more

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ICSA claims 2% of the national sheep stock has been stolen

first_img WhatsApp ICSA claims 2% of the national sheep stock has been stolen Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 12, 2012 Facebook Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Pinterest The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is estimating that up to 2pc of the national sheep flock — 50,000 animals — has been stolen in the last few years.In some cases, flocks of up to 200 sheep at a time are being rustled and their identity tags cut off before new ones are attached. These animals are then being sold on for slaughter.Paul Brady, chairman of the ICSA national sheep committee, said there have been large-scale thefts of sheep in counties Donegal, Roscommon, Wicklow and Kerry. WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Previous articleMc Hugh promises to raise Donegal referendum concerns in DailNext articleEIB loan will see Coláiste Ailigh new school progress News Highland Google+ Pinterest Google+last_img read more

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Concerns that vacant senior Oncology position is not being filled at LUH

first_img Concerns that vacant senior Oncology position is not being filled at LUH Pinterest By admin – December 7, 2016 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ Homepage BannerNews Clarification is being sought from Management at Letterkenny University Hospital over the failure to advertise a vacant senior position in the Oncology Department.It is understood a senior member of staff left two months ago but has not been replaced.The issue has been raised by Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn who says this will inevitably put extra pressure on the Oncology Department.He is seeking an official position from the hospital’s management on the issue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/PadRaw530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Previous articleGardai release image of missing Donegal man Jim BoyleNext articleTwo Sinn Fein TDs linked to Brian Stack killing under Dail privilege admin WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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No More Demand From Migrant Workers For Shramik Trains; State Govt Informs Bombay HC

first_imgNews UpdatesNo More Demand From Migrant Workers For Shramik Trains; State Govt Informs Bombay HC Nitish Kashyap6 Jun 2020 5:34 AMShare This – xThe State government informed the Bombay High Court on Friday that currently there is no demand from migrant workers for shramik trains to be taken back to their native places. Court had directed the State to file a report regarding those migrant workers whose application for leaving the State through special Shramik trains and buses are pending. Division bench of Chief Justice…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 State government informed the Bombay High Court on Friday that currently there is no demand from migrant workers for shramik trains to be taken back to their native places. Court had directed the State to file a report regarding those migrant workers whose application for leaving the State through special Shramik trains and buses are pending. Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta was hearing the PIL filed by Centre of Indian Trade Unions contending that such stranded migrant workers have been left in the dark about the status of their pending applications and for the time being they have been made to live in cramped and unhygienic shelters, without being provided with food and other essentials. However, Advocate General AA Kumbhakoni appeared for the State and submitted that until June 1, a total of 822 Shramik trains have been arranged for approximately 11.87 lakh workers who travelled to their native states during the ongoing pandemic. Moreover, the Court was informed that around ₹210 crore has been spent towards food packets and drinking water, ₹97.69 crore towards train fare and ₹21 crore towards bus fare in order to ensure free and safe travel for the migrant workers back to their native states. As per the affidavit submitted by the State, as on April 10, some 6.66 lakh migrant workers were staying at the relief camps made for them and by May 31, the total number went down to 37994. Procedure adopted for sending back migrant labourers through Shramik special trains and buses had been initiated by the end of April. Migrants intending to return to their native places were asked to fill up a form available at the local police station. After receiving the requisite number of applications, the state sends a request to the concerned state to permit the applicants to return home, Kumbhakoni said. It was further added that while awaiting the response of the state regarding these applications, the migrants were kept in relief camps where they were provided with food, water and medical screening free of cost. The migrants were given food packets and water for their journey in trains and buses as well. The affidavit states- “With regard to Shramik trains, there remains only one train which is scheduled to depart for Manipur. Apart from the said train, the state government does not have any demand pending from migrant labourers for arranging a special train.” Also, other trains apart from Shramik trains have resumed services from June 1, State informed the bench. Still, if there is any such demand from migrants in the future, travel arrangements will be made, AG Kumbhakoni said. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh also stated that if there is such demand, Railways will arrange more trains. Thus, Court adjourned the matter and the next date of hearing is June 9. 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

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[Acid Attack] Wife’s Repeated Refusal To Return With Her Husband Is A Mitigating Factor At The Time Of Sentencing: Tripura HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates[Acid Attack] Wife’s Repeated Refusal To Return With Her Husband Is A Mitigating Factor At The Time Of Sentencing: Tripura HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 July 2020 10:04 PMShare This – xThe Tripura High Court on Monday reduced the sentence of a man, convicted for throwing acid on his wife, while holding that his frustration, caused due to the wife’s refusal to return with him to their matrimonial house, was a mitigating factor. “…After their separation, the appellant met his victim wife several times at her parental home to take her back to his home but she refused…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 Tripura High Court on Monday reduced the sentence of a man, convicted for throwing acid on his wife, while holding that his frustration, caused due to the wife’s refusal to return with him to their matrimonial house, was a mitigating factor. “…After their separation, the appellant met his victim wife several times at her parental home to take her back to his home but she refused to go back to her matrimonial home…This circumstance indicates that the appellant desired to restore his matrimonial relationship with his wife but his reluctant wife was not willing to reunite with him which might have caused a sense of frustration in the appellant. We cannot overlook this mitigating circumstance while deciding about the proportionality of the sentence to be awarded to the appellant for the crime committed by him,” the comprised of Justice S. Talapatra and Justice SG Chattopadhyay observed. Holding thus, the bench reduced the sentence of the appellant convict to the minimum sentence provided under Section 326A (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid, etc.) of IPC, i.e. rigorous imprisonment for 10 years, from the maximums sentence imposed by the Trial Court, i.e. imprisonment for life. The bench was hearing an appeal preferred by the convict against his conviction under Sections 326A and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of IPC. On an analysis of the evidence of prosecution witnesses, both related witnesses as well as formal witnesses, the Court held, “it appears to us that it is quite difficult to ignore their cogent, consistent, coherent and persuasive evidence as regards the act of the appellant of throwing acid on the victim. With regard to the acid attack on her by her appellant husband on the fateful day, the victim has given a very consistent evidence which is absolutely trustworthy and reliable.” On the question of sentencing, the bench relied on various precedents laid down by the Apex Court that emphasize on the need to strike “proportionality between the crime and punishment”. The bench recognized that even though Trial courts exercise wide discretion in respect of awarding sentence within the statutory limits, there is no “structured guidelines” in respect of sentencing. Another problem, the bench observed, is that the reliable materials with regard to the educational, professional and social back ground of the offender, information about his home life, his adjustment capability, his emotional and mental condition, the status of his health, the prospect of his rehabilitation and possibility of his return to normal life are hardly presented before the trial judges at the time of hearing on sentence to help him to take a correct decision in respect of sentence. The court thus reduced the sentence, having regard to the nature of the crime, the manner in which it was planned and committed, the motive for commission of the crime, the conduct of the accused, the nature of weapons used and all other attending circumstances. It observed, “undue sympathy to impose inadequate sentence would do more harm to the justice system to undermine the public confidence in the efficacy of law. It is the duty of every court to award proper sentence having regard to the nature of the offence and the manner in which it was executed or committed. The Courts must not only keep in view the rights of the victim of the crime but also the society at large while considering the imposition of appropriate punishment.” So far as conviction under Section 498A is concerned, the Court held that the prosecution could not establish the charge of cruelty. It noted that other than the omnibus statements of the victim and her parents, there was no other evidence in support of the charge of Section 498A IPC against the appellant. Further the bench observed that even their statements were not “coherent” and “persuasive” and in fact, they suffered from material inconsistencies. The Court thus held, “It surfaces from their statements that the victim and the appellant did not have a congenial conjugal life which resulted in their separation within few months of their marriage. But this much of evidence is not enough to bring home the charge of Section 498A IPC to the appellant… Petty quarrels arising out of such discord and differences in conjugal life would not amount to cruelty within the meaning of clause (a) of Section 498A IPC unless it is proved that the cruelty meted out to the wife was a willful conduct of the appellant which was likely to affect her normal mental frame and drive her to commit suicide out of depression or to cause grave injury or danger to her life, limb or her mental or physical health.” The Court clarified that admittedly, matrimonial cruelty occurs within the precincts of the matrimonial home of the wife and she hardly shares her ordeals with someone other than her parents and her near relatives. As a result, overwhelming evidence may not be available before the court in a case under Section 498A IPC. “But that does not absolve the prosecution from the burden of proving the charge by cogent, coherent and persuasive evidence,” the bench remarked. It therefore set aside conviction under Section 498A IPC. Case Details: Case Title: Alamin Miah v. State of Tripura Case No.: Crl. A(J) No. 33/2019 Quorum: Justice S. Talapatra and Justice SG Chattopadhyay Appearance: Advocate B. Majumder (for Appellant); Additional Public Prosecutor S. Ghosh (for State) Click Here To Download Judgment Read Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

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Mere Possession Of Higher Educational Qualification Not A Reason To Hold That Wife Can Maintain Herself : Karnataka High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesMere Possession Of Higher Educational Qualification Not A Reason To Hold That Wife Can Maintain Herself : Karnataka High Court Mustafa Plumber8 Feb 2021 7:42 AMShare This – x”A person being unable to maintain herself cannot be equated with her capacity to earn her livelihood. Though a person may be educationally well-qualified for any job or may be eligible to perform a particular job, but still she may be unable to maintain herself.”The mere fact that a woman possesses high educational qualifications is not a reason by itself to presume that she can maintain herself, held the Karnataka High Court.A Single Bench of Justice Dr. H.B. Prabhakara Sastry held so while dismissing the revision petition filed by a husband challenging the family order which directed him to pay Rs 3,000 per month to his wife. The husband…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 mere fact that a woman possesses high educational qualifications is not a reason by itself to presume that she can maintain herself, held the Karnataka High Court.A Single Bench of Justice Dr. H.B. Prabhakara Sastry held so while dismissing the revision petition filed by a husband challenging the family order which directed him to pay Rs 3,000 per month to his wife. The husband had claimed that the wife is a double Graduate woman in her educational qualification, as such, she can fetch her livelihood on her own, without troubling the petitioner husband for maintenance. Advocate Archana KM , the amicus curiae appointed by the court to represent the wife, submitted that mere educational qualification or a person having a higher educational qualification would not by itself make that person as self-sustainable, having ability to earn her livelihood. She further submitted that, though the present respondent as wife may have capacity to earn, but she has been unable to earn her livelihood, admittedly, for various reasons including medical reasons. As such, it is the duty of the present petitioner husband to maintain her. The court agreed with the submission of the amicus curiae and went on to observe “Section 125 (1)(a) and (b) of the Cr.P.C. more clearly mentions that, it is not the capacity of the wife or the children which entitles them for claiming maintenance, but, it is their inability to maintain themselves. A reading of the above Section, more particularly sub-section (1)(a) and 1(b) of the said Section would clearly go to show that, what the law requires is, wife’s or daughters’ inability to maintain themselves.” It added “A person being unable to maintain herself cannot be equated with her capacity to earn her livelihood. Though a person may be educationally well-qualified for any job or may be eligible to perform a particular job, or may be capable to apply for any post or job, either in private or any other nature of establishments, but still she may be unable to maintain herself.” The court noted that by mere possession of educational qualification itself, one cannot jump to a conclusion that such a qualification holder, particularly a wife under Section 125 of Cr.P.C., is able to maintain herself. “There may be several reasons for a woman even to resign from a job in which she worked at one particular point of time and expect her husband to maintain her. Unless it is brought on record through cogent evidence that such an act of resigning from job or leaving avocation was only with an intention to compel her husband to pay her maintenance, which circumstances probably may warrant a different finding,” it said. It added “Otherwise it is not necessarily always, in cases where the wife is said to be possessing some educational qualification, which may fetch her some job or employment that she can be denied maintenance.” Justice Sastry opined “Though a person may have eligibility to be appointed in a post in any public office or may have a good educational qualification, but still, he/she may be unable to earn his/her livelihood because of lack of any employment or any inability to earn. It is in that context, the facts and circumstances of each and every case has to be analysed.” Following which the court considered the present case at hand and said “In the facts and circumstances of the case on hand, though the present respondent is shown to be an M.A., M.Ed., graduate, but still, as observed above, and as has come out in her evidence, she could not get any job, which also has not been seriously considered by the petitioner husband. As such, it is also demonstrated by her that she was unable to maintain herself.” It concluded by saying “It is after considering all these aspects, the Family Court, after analysing the materials placed before it in its proper perspective, has arrived at a finding that, the petitioner before it, i.e. the wife was entitled for maintenance and the respondent therein (petitioner herein) was liable to pay maintenance to his wife (respondent herein) at the rate of `3,000/- per month from the date of the said petition”.”Giving maintenance to the wife is not merely a pleasure for the husband but it is the duty of the husband to maintain his wife, who herself is unable to maintain herself. In such a situation, if the wife has satisfied that she has got a valid reason to live separately or live away from her husband and when, she is unable to maintain herself, then it would be the duty of the husband to maintain her”, the Court observed.Case Details: The couple got married in the year 2003, as per Hindu rites. Thereafter, they were separated and the wife continued to be residing separately in her brother’s house at Mysuru. The wife had filed an application before the family court under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 seeking maintenance from the respondent therein, at the rate of `5,000, per month. The husband filed a matrimonial case before the same Family Court under Section 13 (1) (i-a) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 seeking dissolution of the marriage. The family court by its judgment dated 03-01-2013 allowed the petition filed by the husband for divorce. It also allowed-in-part the petition filed under Section 125 by the wife and directed the husband to pay maintenance to his wife (present respondent) @ `3,000/- per month from the date of the petition. Case Details Case title: R.D. Rajeev And Roopa Case No: R.P.F.C. No.133 OF 2014 Date of Order: 25TH DAY OF JANUARY 2021 Coram: Justice Dr H.B.PRABHAKARA SASTRY. Appearance: Advocate T.G. Sudha, for petitioner Advocate Archana K.M, Amicus Curiae.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]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

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