Stock market rally! I think these FTSE 250 growth shares will continue rising in 2021

first_imgStock market rally! I think these FTSE 250 growth shares will continue rising in 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The FTSE 250 has been in solid form recently, rising 22% since the beginning of November. While no one knows what the future holds, I suspect there are more gains ahead if the UK’s vaccination programme proceeds as planned.Today, I’m looking at two solid growth stocks that should contribute to this ongoing rally. As luck would have it, both also reported to the market this morning. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 250 flyerAs stock market sentiment improves, online investment platform AJ Bell (LSE: AJB) has welcomed yet more customers over the final three months of 2020. The number of people using its services moved 6% higher in the quarter, bringing the total to a little over 312,000 — a 30% rise over 2020.Total net inflows also jumped 100% to £1.6bn and total assets under administration climbed 11% in the quarter to £65.2bn. As good as these numbers are, shares in AJ Bell were pretty much flat in early trading. This would suggest the market had already priced in today’s news. That’s not altogether surprising when you consider the stock has already climbed nearly 90% since last March’s market crash. The fact AJB was trading at 50 times forecast earnings before today’s statement may also have deterred would-be investors. Is that valuation too rich? Possibly. If 2021 proves to be tougher than expected, it’s likely highly-priced UK companies will be hit the hardest. Then again, there’s little doubt that AJ Bell is a quality business. It consistently generates great returns on capital and sky-high operating margins. It’s also got a shedload of cash on its balance sheet. Valued at less than £2bn, the company has a lot more room to grow than its near-£8bn-cap FTSE 100 peer Hargreaves Lansdown.As things stand, I’m more than happy to continue holding and will look to add on any weakness. Resilient earningsAnother share supporting the FTSE 250’s recovery over recent months has been pet product retailer and veterinary services provider Pets At Home (LSE: PETS). Like AJ Bell, I suspect the shares will continue to reward investors long after the coronavirus storm has passed.Today’s Q3 trading update — covering the 12 weeks to the end of 2020 — showed total revenue had grown 18% to £302m. Based on this performance, Pets maintained its previous guidance and expects to generate “at least £77m” in pre-tax profit for the full financial year.And the shares? Like AJ Bell, Pets at Home has been in great form. Those investing at the depths of the coronavirus crash would have doubled their money. The question is whether there’s more to come in 2021. Naturally, nothing rises in a straight line and there may be some profit-taking in the weeks ahead. An undeniably punchy valuation of 32 times forecast earnings may also lead some growth-focused investors to refrain from loading up on the stock for now. Notwithstanding this, I struggle to see why the share price won’t continue to rise over time. After all, spending on furry companions tends to remain resilient, even in tough economic times. What’s more, the boom in pet ownership over the pandemic should mean the FTSE 250 member continues to attract and retain customers through its membership and subscription services.Factor in the possible rollout of new stores inside the M25 and further gains in 2021 certainly aren’t out of the question. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surgecenter_img Enter Your Email Address Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. See all posts by Paul Summers I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Paul Summers | Thursday, 21st January, 2021 | More on: AJB PETS Paul Summers owns shares of AJB. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

3 of the best penny stocks to buy for the new bull market

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Royston Wild Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” UK share prices soared in value in the decade following the 2008–09 banking crisis. The FTSE 100 more than doubled in value nine years after that stock market crash. The FTSE 250 more than trebled. A vast number of penny stocks soared in price during the bull market too, and a lot of British stock investors made a fortune in the process.It’s possible that the economic recovery could be bumpy as the Covid-19 crisis rolls on. So share investors need to continue doing proper research during this rocky period. But I believe the prices of UK shares — which have largely remained flat since last spring — will eventually recover strongly from the 2020 stock market crash. History shows us that stock markets have always bounce to new highs following social, economic, and political crises.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Here are four of the best penny stocks — that is companies whose shares cost less than £1 each — that I’d buy for the new bull market.#1: A top penny stock for the ad market reboundThe budgets that businesses allocate for advertising and marketing usually pick up fast when economic conditions improve. And this plays into the hands of media companies as their ad revenues pick up strongly. This is why I think events and marketing specialist Centaur Media could be one of the best shares to buy for the new bull market. Indeed, latest financials showed that trading has continued to improve in recent months.Beware, though, that the growing trend of businesses bringing their marketing activities in-house could pose long-term problems for this UK share. Centaur Media’s shares trade at 37p apiece.#2: Life jacketCuriously, demand for life insurance and assurance products isn’t as resilient as people’s commitment to buying general insurance is when times are tough. This was shown in Hansard Global’s latest financials which revealed new business premiums fall nearly 5% in the six months to December.But as consumer confidence picks up during the economic rebound so does spending on these financial products. This likely bodes well for this penny stock’s share price over the next 12 months. Remember, though, that the rapidly-evolving regulatory landscape across the globe could harm profits later down the line. Hansard Global’s shares sell for 50p a pop.#3: Profits set to race aheadI also think Surface Transforms is a great penny stock to buy for the new bull market. This UK share manufactures ceramic brake discs that are used by mainstream automotive OEMs and smaller specialist carbuilders. Spending on cars by individuals and businesses usually picks up swiftly when broader economic conditions improve. So I reckon this engineer should see profits pick up strongly in the next couple of years. Beware, though, that severe exchange rate fluctuations is a not-significant risk to Surface Transforms’s profits. The auto parts giant trades at 70p per share. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 3 of the best penny stocks to buy for the new bull marketcenter_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Royston Wild | Thursday, 18th March, 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Mindalong House / Paul Wakelam Architect – A Workshop

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874218/mindalong-house-paul-wakelam-architect-a-workshop Clipboard Area:  3930 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 Australia Houses Mindalong House / Paul Wakelam Architect – A WorkshopSave this projectSaveMindalong House / Paul Wakelam Architect – A Workshop Mindalong House / Paul Wakelam Architect – A Workshop Manufacturers: Austim, Austral Bricks, Clearlite3 D Digital Models:Peter Tibbit, David SharpDesign And Documentation:Paul Wakelam ArchitectMakers:Peter Tibbitt, Angus Mcbride, Gordan PekeurModel Makers:Soo Bhin Han, Julia FatovichConsultants:Steve Burdett, Andrea TateCity:Jane BrookCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luke Carter WiltonText description provided by the architects. The Mindalong House occupies a semi-rural block on the edge of John Forrest National Park, at the base of the Darling Scarp in Western Australia. Arrival is through a screen door under a large Mari tree and the entrance roof extends over to give you protection. Walking through you find yourself located to the hill beyond with large decking area with pool raised out of the ground, it is at that point you realize you are on a raised plinth.Save this picture!© Luke Carter WiltonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Luke Carter WiltonThe climatic regression house plays with thresholds of what is internal and what is external. Two shed-like pavilions surround the communal gathering area, conceived as a ‘cathedral of light’. The timber decks exist at the threshold, and extend from these dispersed living spaces, allowing access throughout the building. The communal gathering area breathes through two passive light towers, regulating the internal climate. The body is continually being turned to open up to the hills beyond. To access the sleeping pavilion is through the external communal space protected by the court of native plants and raised pool plinth. Views of the horizon, punctuated by existing granite rock formations and scattered trees, penetrate to the heart of the central living spaces.Save this picture!© Luke Carter WiltonThe timber deck circulation allows different perspectives of the landscape and proximity of the creek at the north western edge of property. All accesses to pavilions is via deep roof overhangs giving a freedom of space and extending the internal floor out to blur the threshold of internal and external. The poetics of Mindalong House are a strong shed with sculptural entrance by day and a series of light boxes in the landscape by night. Save this picture!© Luke Carter WiltonProject gallerySee allShow lessOASIS Veterinary / Betwin Space DesignSelected ProjectsStudio Gang’s “Hive” Opens at the National Building MuseumArchitecture News Share Photographs ArchDaily Architects: Paul Wakelam Architect – A Workshop Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Year:  “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874218/mindalong-house-paul-wakelam-architect-a-workshop Clipboard Projects CopyHouses•Jane Brook, Australia Photographs:  Luke Carter Wilton Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Luke Carter Wilton+ 14 Share CopyAbout this officePaul Wakelam Architect – A WorkshopOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJane BrookAustraliaPublished on July 07, 2017Cite: “Mindalong House / Paul Wakelam Architect – A Workshop” 07 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山上人家 / Paul Wakelam Architect – A Workshop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 streamlast_img read more

Red collection envelope inspires Christian Aid’s new logo

first_imgRed collection envelope inspires Christian Aid’s new logo Howard Lake | 7 March 2006 | News International development charity Christian Aid is launching a new logo, based on the charity’s iconic red collection envelope. It is designed to make the charity “instantly recognisable and to attract new supporters.”The new look capitalises on the image of the red envelope, used to collect money during Christian Aid Week, the biggest fundraising week in the UK which last year raised £14.8 million. In this way, the charity is focusing its brand on its key fundraising tool.The logo is designed to be flexible enough for use on the internet, TV, print and advertising. Advertisement  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Christian Aid’s supporter magazine, Christian Aid News, with its circulation of 400,000, will be the first publication to use the new logo. Other publications will follow over the coming year, with the aim of having most publications featuring the new logo by Christian Aid Week in May 2006. The logo’s energetic design is intended to reflect Christian Aid’s “uncompromising, challenging attitude and determination to push for change.”Kate Phillips, external relations director for Christian Aid, explained the need for change. “We are one of the UK and Ireland’s longest established and best-loved charities.“But we recognise we must move with the times and reach people with our messages – our refusal to settle for an unjust world and our determination to challenge the causes of poverty. Our more contemporary logo will challenge people to join us in our work.” The new logo was created by Michael Johnson of Johnson Banks creative agency, creators of Shelter and the UK’s EU presidency logo. Tagged with: Individual giving 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.last_img read more

Win two places at the National Awards

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 26 May 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The answers to this week’s quiz can be found in the Senior Management Training section of the National Convention website.www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/events/nationalconventionandconferences/nationalconvention/conventionquiz.htm Win two places at the National Awardscenter_img Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising is offering two places at the National Awards in London on 6 July, part of the National Convention, to the winner of a quiz.The two places at the National Awards are worth £360. The National Awards recognise the best in fundraising in the UK and take place at the Hilton London Metropole. Over 750 fundraising professionals attended the ceremony and dinner in 2008.The quiz runs until 12 noon (GMT) on 29 May. One winner will be selected at random and notified by email within three working days. Advertisementlast_img read more

€15 million investment for Limerick roads

first_imgLiving City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick Linkedin BusinessNewsCommunity€15 million investment for Limerick roadsBy Editor – January 26, 2017 929 Fine Gael TD Tom NevilleFine Gael TD Tom NevilleLimerick City and County Council is to receive €15,905,153 in roads funding this year as part of a €324 million national investment programme for regional and local roads in 2017.Announcing the funding, Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Tom Neville, said, “Fine Gael in Government is determined to use our strong economy to benefit all areas of the country, and roads funding is just one example of this. The funding announced by the Government today constitutes a 9% increase on last year’s allocation, which is only possible as our economy continues to grow.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This funding is for the local authority to maintain and strengthen our roads here in Limerick. It will also help to stimulate local job creation which is really important to local communities here.”“Road safety is an important part of this announcement also. Nationally, funding of over €1.3 million will be allocated to local authorities to continue with the implementation of 30km/h speed limits in housing estates across Ireland. Here in Limerick, funding of €288,000 has been allocated to safety improvement works on roads.”“This funding for roads in Limerick will make a big difference to people and businesses locally. This announcement comes in the same week as the Government launched its Action Plan for Rural Ireland which, with its 270 targeted actions, will help to deliver benefits to people and communities all across Limerick,” Deputy Neville concluded. TAGSFine GaelTom Neville TD Email WhatsApp Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleSomething for the Weekend – Live Sport on TVNext articleBeyond the neon runes Editor Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Facebook Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ Twitter Print Mayor’s driver will earn more than ‘underpaid’ councillorslast_img read more

UP High Power Committee Requests HC To Extend Interim Bail Of 14,854 UTPs For Further Period Of 8 Weeks [Read Minutes]

first_imgNews UpdatesUP High Power Committee Requests HC To Extend Interim Bail Of 14,854 UTPs For Further Period Of 8 Weeks [Read Minutes] Akshita Saxena27 May 2020 7:56 AMShare This – xIn view of the continuous threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the High Power Committee for the state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday requested the Allahabad High Court to pass a general order for extension of the period of interim bail, granted to undertrial prisoners (UTPs) and juveniles in the state. The Committee noted if the UTPs and juveniles, who have been granted interim…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 view of the continuous threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the High Power Committee for the state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday requested the Allahabad High Court to pass a general order for extension of the period of interim bail, granted to undertrial prisoners (UTPs) and juveniles in the state. The Committee noted if the UTPs and juveniles, who have been granted interim bail earlier, are readmitted to the jails after completion of interim bail period, the possibility of infection in jails may not be ruled out and it would frustrate the objective of decongestion of jails in the light of the directives issued by Hon’ble Supreme Court. Accordingly, it has requested the bail period for 14,854 UTPs and 492 juveniles who were released until May 19, 2020 as per the criteria laid down by the Committee, be extended for a further period of 8 weeks. “Member Secretary, UP State Legal Services Authority is directed to forward the copy of Minutes of this Meeting to; the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad for the purpose of implementation of the recommendations of this Committee,” the Committee said. Inter alia, the Committee has also directed the state Government to extend the period of parole for further 8 weeks to the 2256 convicted prisoners, who have been earlier released as per the Committee’s directions. The UP High Power Committee comprises of Executive Chairman, UPSLSA; Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Govt. of UP and DGP (Prisons) Uttar Pradesh. They had recommended, “Undertrial prisoners facing criminal cases in which maximum sentence is 07 years and presently confined in jails may be released on interim bail for 08 weeks by the Sessions Court, Additional Sessions Court or the Chief Judicial Magistrate including other Judicial Magistrates, as the case may be, on furnishing personal bond with the undertaking written on the personal bond itself that he/she shall surrender before the Court after expiry of the interim bail period. Other conditions may be imposed by the Court if it thinks fit, considering the circumstances of the case.” Click Here To Download Minutes Read Minutes Next Storylast_img read more

“Not Maintainable”: Delhi High Court Quashes Defamation Case Against Mitali Saran And Business Standard Over Article On RSS

first_imgTop Stories”Not Maintainable”: Delhi High Court Quashes Defamation Case Against Mitali Saran And Business Standard Over Article On RSS Srishti Ojha1 March 2021 5:41 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Monday quashed the defamation complaint filed against newspaper Business Standard, its editorial Director A.K. Bhattacharya and journalist Mitali Saran for alleged defamatory remarks made against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in an article. The Court has held that the complaint in question is not maintainable and is liable to be dismissed, as 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 Delhi High Court on Monday quashed the defamation complaint filed against newspaper Business Standard, its editorial Director A.K. Bhattacharya and journalist Mitali Saran for alleged defamatory remarks made against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in an article. The Court has held that the complaint in question is not maintainable and is liable to be dismissed, as the complainant Lohitaskah Shukla, cannot be regarded as a “person aggrieved” with respect to the comments made against the RSS.A single-judge Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait observed that the requirement of Section 499 IPC, which mandates that imputation can be said to harm a person’s reputation only if it directly or indirectly lowers the moral and intellectual character of that person or of his calling or the credit of that person in the estimation of others, has not been satisfied in the present case.The Court has held that the complainant has not led any evidence to establish how his reputation was harmed or his moral or intellectual character was lowered as a result of the said article. However, he has claimed that he has been asked by his friends to leave RSS as a result of this article but he has not brought anyone in the witness box in support of this assertion and thereby, has failed to prove that article brought any kind of defamation to him or that it has lowered the reputation of RSS in the eyes of his friends or RSS. So, trial court has erred in not applying its mind on this aspect.Further, the Court has held that the contents of complaint suffers from vices of illegality or infirmity as the complainant has not been able to show as to how he is the “person aggrieved” within the definition of Section 199(1) Cr.P.C. The complainant is not a part of “identifiable class” or definite “association or collection of persons” as enumerated in Explanation (2) to Section 499 of IPC.The Court observed that the trial court, while taking cognizance of the complaint, has not taken into consideration the provisions of law.A complaint was filed based on an article titled as “The Long and Short of it” published in March 2016 in the newspaper Business Standard and was also available on the website, authored by Mitali Saran. The complaint, filed by Advocate Lohitaksha Shukla, alleged that the article is not based on facts and contains some defamatory insinuations against RSS and its members, as it accused members of RSS being oppressive to Indians, mentally disturbed and disrespectful to Indian National Symbols ridden with psycho sexual complexes, practitioners of discrimination based on caste and physically unfit. The complainant, who was informed about the publication of the article by his friends averrs that being a member of RSS, his reputation has been adversely affected.The newspaper Business Standard and its editorial director A.K. Bhattacharya sought quashing of the complaint and the summoning order issued by the Metropolitan Magistrate, where it was stated that sufficient material exists for summoning the accused 3 u/s 500 IPC. The quashing of the complaint was sought on the ground that if a Magistrate were to take cognizance of the offence of defamation on a complaint filed by one who is not an “aggrieved person”, the trial and conviction of an accused in such a case by the Magistrate would be void and illegal. The petitioner further alleged that it is absolute abuse of process of law and it has been filed to harass the petitioners.The author of the article Mitali Saran also sought quashing of the impugned order stating that in the pre-summoning evidence, no evidence had been led by the complainant in support of his complaint and the trial court had erred in not appreciating that the complainant was not a member of RSS, which is essential to establish as an “aggrieved person” for the purpose of Section 199 Cr.P.C. and had thus, no locus to file the complaint.Click here to download Judgemnt Read 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

Driver abandons school bus full of kids while taking them home

first_imgABC News/WABC-TV(NEW YORK) — A bus driver with a suspended license allegedly abandoned a bus full of children in the middle of dropping them off at their homes after school.The incident occurred on Feb. 6 in Newark, New Jersey, when the bus driver just stopped dropping students off from Avon Avenue School in Newark, in the middle of her bus route and instead drove to her home in another city, parked the bus and walked got out, according to ABC News’ New York City station WABC-TV. “She told the bus attendant that you gonna have to handle these kids yourself,” said 11-year-old Amber Easterling, one of the 14 students who were suddenly left abandoned.Amber’s mother, Angele Easterling, who was worried sick waiting at home for her daughter’s arrival after school at the time, is furious.“I was cleaning up, getting my daughter’s food ready for dinner and I realized it was four o’clock and she wasn’t home,” Angele Easterling told WABC. “I’m still sick on my stomach because, right now, I’m not letting my daughter take the bus to school … I’m just mad about it because, you know, there are a lot of things happening out here on the street, kids getting missing.”Police officers responded to calls of the abandoned school bus around 4:30 p.m. after having missed designated stops at the children’s homes and ended up locating the bus in the Vailsburg area of Newark.The children were taken to a police precinct and waited there until the children’s parents were able to pick them up.The bus company is Mercy USA, located in East Orange, New Jersey, but, when contacted by media, refused to answer any questions about the incident.Newark Public Schools released a statement, saying Mercy USA’s contract has now been canceled:“The District has removed this vendor from transporting students to Avon Avenue School and is in the process of determining next steps regarding future services. In addition, because established guidelines were not adhered to, the District has also imposed liquated financial damages for this infraction. This continues to be an active investigation.”The bus driver was eventually located and issued a summons for driving with a suspended license. Police say that she was reportedly unfamiliar with the route.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more