PM seeks trade driven recovery

first_img Tuesday 8 February 2011 9:23 pm KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut Share Tags: NULL PM seeks trade driven recovery whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Prime minister David Cameron will today launch a plan aimed at creating the right conditions for an export-driven economic recovery. A trade and investment white paper, launched today, will encourage British businesses to trade abroad by improving trade finance and insurance products. The paper pledges more government support for exporters and increased lobbying in Europe to improve regulation. David Cameron said: “Strong trade policies and strong trade outcomes are of the utmost importance for our economy.” last_img read more


Fanduel signs media partnership with The Ringer

first_img Flutter-owned betting and daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has entered into a strategic partnership with Spotify-owned sports and popular culture website The Ringer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marketing & affiliates Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports bettingcenter_img Fanduel signs media partnership with The Ringer Email Address 24th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Flutter-owned betting and daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has entered into a strategic partnership with Spotify-owned sports and popular culture website The Ringer.Under the deal, FanDuel’s betting products and fantasy contests will be promoted across The Ringer’s website, newsletters and podcast network, including a new contest, ‘The Ultimate Ringer’, where bettors pick the winners of multiple NFL games per week through the regular season and playoffs.In addition to fantasy and sports betting contests, FanDuel will sponsor The Ringer founder Bill Simmons’ “Million Dollar Picks” podcast and a range of episodes across the site’s other podcast products.“We’re thrilled to partner with The Ringer as major sports leagues return to action,” Mike Raffensperger, chief marketing officer of FanDuel, said. “They have a pulse on sports and pop culture, which has contributed to a strong and loyal following across a myriad of platforms.Read more on iGB North America.last_img read more


No savings at 40? I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks to retire on a passive income

first_img Peter Stephens | Sunday, 16th February, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephens Investing in undervalued FTSE 100 dividend shares today could improve your retirement prospects. The track record of the FTSE 100’s returns shows the reinvestment of dividends has made up a significant proportion of its total returns since inception.Therefore, focusing your capital on companies that offer high income returns, as well as low valuations, could enable you to build a generous nest egg from a standing start at age 40 that provides a growing passive income in older age.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…Capital growth potentialThe FTSE 100’s dividend yield of 4.4% means it’s likely to appeal to income-seeking investors at the present time. After all, it’s only possible to receive a fraction of that figure from other income-producing assets, such as bonds and cash.However, the index also offers long-term capital appreciation potential for investors who don’t yet require a passive income from their portfolio, and who are seeking to build a generous retirement nest egg over the long run.In fact, the FTSE 100 has returned around 9% per annum on a total return basis since it was established in 1984. A large portion of those returns have come from the reinvestment of dividends – especially over the past two decades where the index’s capital returns have amounted to just 10%.As such, investing in a selection of FTSE 100 income shares today and holding them for the long run could lead to a surprisingly large retirement portfolio.ValuationsThe FTSE 100’s dividend yield suggests the index currently offers good value for money. It’s higher than its long-term average, and means investors may be able to generate impressive returns from the index in the coming years.Furthermore, the valuations of many of the index’s members are currently below their historic averages. Banks, housebuilders, retailers and industrials companies are just some of the sectors which contain a range of stocks that appear to trade on wide margins of safety at the present time. Buying them now could, therefore, prove to be a sound means of capitalising on the index’s cyclicality.Risk managementIn addition to seeking high-yielding stocks which trade on low valuations, diversifying across a range of geographies and sectors could enhance your long-term return potential. In doing so, you’ll reduce your reliance on specific stocks to catalyse your retirement portfolio, which could increase your chances of generating a substantial nest egg from which to draw a passive income in retirement.With the FTSE 100 including a range of companies that operate in a multitude of sectors and geographies, the process of diversifying is relatively straightforward. With a 40-year-old investor having a long time horizon until they’re likely to retire, now could be the right time to start buying undervalued FTSE 100 income shares to produce a nest egg in older age. 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. Peter Stephens 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address No savings at 40? I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks to retire on a passive income Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more


Sponsored Video: RBS Rugby Masterclass – Kicking and Lineouts

first_imgTuesday Feb 21, 2012 Sponsored Video: RBS Rugby Masterclass – Kicking and Lineouts Scotland play France this weekend in the Six Nations so here’s a quick look at two interesting videos from some of their players, one showing good kicking form, and the other how to dominate a lineout. Following the retirement of flyhalf Dan Parks, Scotland now have a few options going forward in terms of selection. At the moment Greg Laidlaw, Ruaridh Jackson, and Duncan Weir are the men who will carry their country forward at number ten.In the first of two videos, Weir teaches multi-talented second rower Richie Gray how to slot place-kicks like a pro. The results are pretty impressive, as are most elements of Gray’s play.The 6ft10 lock has already shown that at a young age, he has what it takes to become a Scotland legend, and probably one of the best in world rugby in his position.In the second video here we see locking counterpart Al Kellock giving center Graeme Morrison and scrumhald Chris Cusiter the runaround at lineout time when it comes to lifting, jumping, and throwing in. There’s good banter amongst the players, and you’ll probably pick up some handy tips along the way. Sponsored by RBSNOTE: If you can’t see the videos above, you may have some kind of adblocking software installed which you’ll need to disable.If that doesn’t work, you can view the Kicking video here, and the Lineout video hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error random Related Articles 445 WEEKS AGO Steve Hansen discusses Andrew Hore incident… 446 WEEKS AGO Italy vs Australia – Live stream 446 WEEKS AGO Catch up with Ken Cowen and School of Hard… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


Five Halloween fundraising campaigns for 2015

first_img[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ4AfWcPabk[/youtube]  124 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Halloween Halloween and safetyHalloween isn’t fun for everyone – and that’s not just people who work night shifts and are in bed when the door is knocked by trick-or-treaters.Tesco has issued safety advice about children’s Halloween costumes and the risk of them catching fire, and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is reminding us to keep animals and pets safe and away from the noise of both Halloween and Bonfire Night.The dangers of potentially lethal electrical appliances is also being highlighted at Halloween by Electrical Safety First, the only charity in the UK dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents.It has launched an interactive game, A Killer Lurking, created by Code Computerlove. It challenges UK consumers to identify potential lethal appliances by tapping the areas of the screen. You have 30 seconds to find all of the potential culprits.Emma Apter, head of communications at Electrical Safety First, said:“Alongside some spooky Halloween messages, facts about the real horrors of ignorance around product recalls pop up throughout the experience, highlighting statistics around fires or accidents caused by faulty fridges and freezers, TVs and innocent looking small appliances like kettles that could result in electrocution or an electrical fire.” With Halloween activities this year likely to spread over both Friday and Saturday, here are some charities making the most of this occasion for fundraising and promotion.1. Bat Conservation TrustThe Bat Conservation Trust’s Bat Conservation Week is certainly well-timed. Here are some of their fundraising activities: 3. St Ann’s Hospice and Halloween Dog WalkAutumn and Halloween is as good a time for a sponsored walk as any, so St Ann’s Hospice is holding its Paws Spooktacular 5km sponsored dog walk on Halloween. More from charities at HalloweenIf your charity isn’t fundraising at Halloween it can still make the most of public interest with a Halloween-related initiative. Here is RSPCA explaining how to photograph your black cat:[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZR4d39h-P0[/youtube] 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. 5. Givey HalloweenOnline giving platform Givey is running a daily Halloween competition for charities. Send a tweet this week to @giveyhq with your favourite Givey charity and tag #giveyatreat for a chance to win one of their daily donations. Prostate UK also joined the conversation about cats with this appropriate image and tweet: 4. Diabetes UK and Dress DiabolicalDiabetes UK’s chief executive Chris Askew dresses diabolically for the charity’s new Halloween fundraising campaign.Diabetes UK is making the most of people’s delight in dressing up for Halloween by encouraging them to take part in its new Dress Diabolical fundraising campaign.The charity is focusing on younger donors for the event, based on research in a YouGov poll of 2,122 people that it commissioned.Thirty six per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds will be dressing up or wearing face paint this Halloween, and a third (32 per cent) will be attending or hosting a Halloween party. This compares to just five per cent of the over-55s who are dressing up and seven per cent who are going to or hosting a Halloween party.The charity’s focus is borne out by Tesco’s statistics. It says that, at this Halloween, it will sell more than 200,000 glow in the dark fangs, 170,000 tubes of fake blood, 170,000 witch hats and 150,000 witch brooms. Similarly Cats Protection took advantage of #BlackCatDay on Thursday to dispel some myths around black cats:[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j6WIj-IJZ8[/youtube] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Five Halloween fundraising campaigns for 2015 2. World Vision and Carve a Heart 2015World Vision’s #carveaheart campaign includes shareable images and a Powerpoint for churches.World Vision is using Halloween to give people the chance to turn an event on which “millions of children face a night of fear” into one that “helps spread our love to those children living in some of the most challenging conditions.”“World Vision is in the world’s hardest places tonight and every night. Right now, we are comforting children as they wake from nightmares of abuse, helping girls and boys forced into marriage or hard labour and protecting children fleeing bombs and disasters”.Their Carve A Heart campaign invites people to carve a heart into a pumpkin and to make a text donation.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgKAl3S887U[/youtube] Howard Lake | 29 October 2015 | News • Have you got an effective or unusual Halloween fundraising campaign? Share it in the comments below.last_img read more


Islamic Relief launches Friday Five campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 8 July 2016 | News  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Islamic Relief launches Friday Five campaign Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibilitycenter_img Islamic Relief UK has launched a pilot campaign aimed at encouraging businesses to donate 5% of their Friday earnings to help the charity’s overseas projects.Friday Five supports Islamic Relief’s Alternative Orphans Sponsorship Programme, which aims to provide business set-up grants to support female-headed households, ensuring long-term food, shelter and education for the children and family.Fatima Ribeiro, Islamic Relief UK’s corporate partnership officer, said:“There are so many businesses throughout the UK who are thinking about their corporate social responsibility and how they can give back to the community. Friday Five is very simple.  It gives businesses the opportunity to choose whether they want to give their revenues to Islamic Relief every Friday of the year or on a one-off Friday, perhaps to celebrate a birthday or something special.”Businesses that would like to sign up to Friday Five are asked to contact Fatima Ribeiro on 0207 593 3228 or 07872 407203, or on [email protected] Advertisement  79 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more


Free Syria’s Silenced Voices

first_img Organisation News News News Follow the news on Syria to go further February 3, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law RSF_en March 14, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Free Syria’s Silenced Voicescenter_img March 12, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists March 8, 2021 Find out more News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts A new website, www.free-syrian-voices.org, being launched today by a group of international human rights groups including Amnesty International, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, FIDH, Front Line Defenders, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders, hopes to shed light on the plight of Syrian civil society activists including human rights defenders, media and humanitarian workers who have been targeted for their work or peaceful activism. Since the Syrian crisis began three years ago they have continually been arrested or abducted by government forces and pro-government militias or by non-state armed groups. The website will showcase 37 emblematic cases, a mere fraction of those targeted, and others will be documented in the coming weeks. “Thousands of civilians have been arrested, abducted, subjected to enforced disappearance, tortured or otherwise ill-treated and sometimes killed merely for exercising their fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and association; or for providing basic medical care to the sick and wounded and humanitarian assistance to civilians. Their dedication should not be in vain. We must continue to amplify their voices and act for their release,” declared the NGOs at the launch of this project.The fate of many of them remains unknown. Through free-syrian-voices.org, the organizations will campaign on behalf of these activists and call for their release.Where is the lawyer Razan Zaitouneh held? How many more times will the journalist Mazen Darwish’s court session be postponed? Where is the human rights lawyer Khalil Maatouk? Why was the doctor Mohamed Bachir Arab arrested? Where has the Kurdish writer Hussein ‘Essou been detained for the past 2.5 years? Why was the activist Samira Khalil abducted ? “These activists have done courageous work. Let’s not allow them to be silenced and let’s not forget them,” declared the organizations supporting the campaign. Free-syrian-voices.org is available in English and will be regularly updated. An Arabic and Russian version of the website will be available soon.A message calling for the release of all persons arbitrarily detained or abducted in Syria will be sent via Thunderclap on 17 April, the anniversary date of Syrian independence.last_img read more


Murderer gets washing machine back but he will have to wait…

first_imgPrint Facebook Advertisement Twitter NewsBreaking newsMurderer gets washing machine back but he will have to wait for his clothesBy admin – January 10, 2014 852 WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleCyclist dies following collision with car in LimerickNext articleNumbers signing on in Limerick drop admin Email Andrew CareyA CONVICTED Limerick murderer is to get his washing machine back from the State after gardai seized during the investigation of the murder of Ger McMahon in January 2012 – however he will have to wait for his clothes and mobile phone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week, Sean Flanagan (28) of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, applied to the district court for the return of a washing machine seized by gardai.His brother Ian, convicted of impeding the garda murder investigation also looked for the return of mobile phones and clothes from the State.Inspector Dermot O’Connor told Judge Eugene O’Kelly at Limerick District Court that the State was finished with the washing machine but the clothes and mobile phone had “evidential value”, pending any further proceedings.The 28-year-old was found guilty, along with his uncle, 46-year-old Paul Colbert, of stabbing Mr McMahon in January 2012 at the steps of a house on Lenihan Avenue. 43-year-old Gerard McMahon died a short time later in hospital as a result of being stabbed 13 times with a knife and hatchet.Ian Flanagan, 24, was found guilty of impeding the Garda investigation into the fatal stabbing. He hid CCTV footage and thus impeding the apprehension of his brother and uncle.Both Colbert and Sean Flanagan were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Ger McMahon and Ian Flanagan is to be sentenced later this month.last_img read more


Daniel O’Donnell comments on being given freedom of Donegal today

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – June 22, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Pinterest News Music legend Daniel O’Donnell is to receive Donegal’s highest honour today – he’s getting the freedom of the county.He’s being honoured for his contribution to music at local, national and international level, and for being a great ambassador for the county.The county mayor is holding a civic reception in Daniel’s honour this afternoon.At the event he’ll be awarded a unique lapel pin.Speaking today, Daniel said is was a great honour for him:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/danielpeople.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Daniel O’Donnell comments on being given freedom of Donegal today Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleIndependent Cllrs indicate that they will stick to pactNext articleUlster Bank sorry for computer glitch which has left customers without money News Highland WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey last_img read more


Police Officer Of DSP Rank Has No Authority To First Inquire Then Register FIR In Case Under SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act: Bombay HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPolice Officer Of DSP Rank Has No Authority To First Inquire Then Register FIR In Case Under SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act: Bombay HC [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap28 Jun 2020 7:52 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court earlier this month held that a police officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police has no authority to first inquire then register FIR for allegations of caste abuse under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention Of Atrocities) Act, 1989, on the contrary, it is his duty to register the FIR first then investigate. Justice Prithviraj K Chavan…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 earlier this month held that a police officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police has no authority to first inquire then register FIR for allegations of caste abuse under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention Of Atrocities) Act, 1989, on the contrary, it is his duty to register the FIR first then investigate. Justice Prithviraj K Chavan was hearing an appeal filed by one Vikas Bandgar challenging the order passed by the Additional Sessions Judge, Baramati directing issuance of process against the appellant under Sections 447, 504, 506 of the Indian Penal Code and under Section 3(1)(r) and (s) of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Case Background On September 27, 2018 one Sampat Bandgar (Vikas’s brother) lodged a complaint against Ramesh Sawane (original complainant) alleging that he had given threats to falsely implicate Sampat on charges of casteism and blackmailing him. Sawane was working for Sampat Bandgar between 1993 to 2005. In 2005, he left the service of Sampat Bandgar and started dealing as a property agent. Sapat wanted to buy some land at highway near village Bhivgan, which he expressed to Sawane, who in turn, informed Sampat about a land situated at Bhadalwadi. It was agreed between Sawane and Sampat that after the sale deed, Sampat would allot a part of the land to Sawane in lieu of his commission which would be helpful for the education and future of Sawane’s son. Subsequently, despite the deal having been finalized, Bandgar refused to keep his promise and thereby cheated Sawane. According to Sawane, Bandgar threatened him and therefore he approached the police on August 6, 2018 and lodged a written complaint against Sampat. It is alleged that the police did not take any action against Sampat. Then, on August 14, 2018, Sampat had sent the appellant Vikas to Sawane’s house. Armed with a revolver, Vikas threatened Sawane to withdraw the complaint lodged against Sampat or else he would eliminate him and his family, Sawane alleged. According to Sawane, Vikas threatened him and uttered the following words- “Tumha mharana jasta masti aliya, tumchi masti jirvayla vel lagnar naahi”. Sawane’s wife and his son witnessed the incident. Thereafter, the Additional Sessions Judge dismissed the complaint against Sampat Bandgar, but issued process against Vikas Bandgar, the appellant. He observed that a prima facie case was made out against the appellant because on August 14, 2018, an eye-witness namely, Ajay has specifically alleged that the appellant arrived at their house in the front shed and humiliated the complainant by referring to his caste after brandishing the revolver and intimidated Sawane to withdraw the complaint filed against Sampat. Judgement Advocate Rahul Kate appeared on behalf of the appellant in the matter, APP MH Mhatre for the State and Advocate Rekha Musale for Ramesh Sawane. At the outset, after hearing submissions of all parties, Court accepted the submission made on behalf of Sawane by Advocate Musale. She submitted that a policeman of the rank of Head Constable namely Mr. Satpute had been asked to conduct the inquiry by the concerned Deputy SP which is in complete violation of the provisions of the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act as such complaints are to be investigated and inquired into by an Officer of Deputy SP Rank. “It was quite improper on the part of an Officer of the rank of Dy. SP to get the matter investigated through Head Constable Mr. Satpute. It reveals from the record that on 28.08.2018 Sampat Satpute had lodged a report with the S.D.P.O., Baramati against respondent no.2 alleging that the respondent no.2 has been insisting upon the part of the land from Gat No.94 from the said Sampat Bandgar and he had threatened that if the land is not transferred, he would implicate Sampat Bandgar and others in a false case under the Atrocities Act and would blackmail them. There is no doubt that the Dy.S.P. had recorded the statement of Sampat Bandgar as well as respondent the no.2 on 04.10.2018. However, it seems that the statement of respondent no.2 was recorded by the Head Constable on 13.10.2018.” The Sub-Divisional Police Officer (DSP rank) Narayan Shirgaonkar filed an affidavit on February 25, 2020. At the outset, the Police Officer candidly admitted the illegality and tendered his unconditional apology before this Court for directing the police incharge of the Baramati Police Station Rural namely Mr. Satpute, Head Constable, to issue summons to the complainant and the accused for inquiry. He submitted that it was indeed an illegality on his part which according to him is neither intentional nor deliberate. Court referred to the Supreme Court’s judgment in a review petition filed in Union of India Vs. State of Maharashtra & Ors. and observed- “Thus, the law is no more res integra that a police officer of the rank of Dy.S.P. should conduct the inquiry and investigate into the matters where there are allegations of caste abuses etc. under the Atrocities Act. The Dy.S.P. has no authority under the law to first inquire and then to register FIR. It is his duty to first record the FIR and then proceed to investigate the matter. There is no question of the Dy.S.P. exercising his discretion in such matters as is clearly observed in the judgment of the Supreme Court (Supra). The manner in which the Dy.S.P. conducted himself in the case at hand is quite condemnable. It is an example as to how some of the high ranking police officers sometimes act in a biased manner. The learned Additional Sessions Judge, Baramati has, therefore, rightly concluded that the process is to be issued against the appellant under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the 1989 Act. The impugned order warrants no interference in appeal at this stage.” Before dismissing the appeal, Court directed the Superintendent of Police, Rural, Pune to take appropriate action against the Dy. SP for breach of his duty. 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 read more