AgBank smashes world IPO record

first_img whatsapp Share KCS-content A HONG Kong and Shanghai stock market listing of shares in Agricultural Bank of China (AgBank) has become the world’s largest ever initial public offering.AgBank said yesterday it had fully exercised an over-allotment option for the Shanghai portion of the stock market listing, boosting total proceeds from the offer to $22.1bn (£14.2bn).The previous record for the world’s largest IPO was held by the bank’s domestic rival Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), which completed a $21.9bn IPO four years ago.The exercise of the over-allotment, known as a “greenshoe”, brings the number of shares sold in AgBank’s Hong Kong and Shanghai offerings to 54.79bn, increasing the original $19.3bn raised by 15 per cent.AgBank had already exercised a similar option for its Hong Kong portion last month.Over-allotments are released when demand for the shares in the after-market is heavy. Underwriters release the shares, set aside at the original IPO price, to the allocated holders who then become public stockholders. However, the bank – which began trading on the two stock markets in the middle of last month – had feared that the over-allotment quota could be clawed back by underwriters after a weak debut. Its share price has struggled to retain its value over the first weeks of trading in tepid market conditions. Tags: NULL AgBank smashes world IPO record center_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Sunday 15 August 2010 11:08 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.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.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

City of Buenos Aires sets out online licensing criteria

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling 24th February 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance The city of Buenos Aires has approved regulations to set criteria for online gambling licensees, with a view to launching in Q4 of 2020.The Loteria de la Ciudad (LOTBA), which regulates gambling in the city of Buenos Aires, has proposed establishing a number of ‘online gaming agencies’,  which may offer sports betting, slots, lottery and various casino table games.While there is no limit on the number of licences, operators must have total sales revenue over ARS$100m and have been in business for at least two years. Operators may not have been convicted of offering illegal gambling in Argentina and may not  be the owner of a retail betting agency or gambling halls in the City.Licensees must pay a USD$30,000 licence processing fee and a fixed annual licence fee of USD$100,000 as well as a USD$2m “compliance guarantee” as a form of insurance. LOTBA will collect taxes of 10% of gaming revenue.LOTBA also said that further regulations relating to marketing may be published in the future.Last year, the province of Buenos Aires, which is legally distinct from the city, prepared to launch its own online gambling licences, with operators including Bet365, Betway and Codere LatAm throwing their hats into the ring.However, political upheaval has thrown the launch of online gambling into doubt, as pro-gambling Buenos Aires governor Maria Eugenia Vidal lost her governorship to Axel Kicillof of the allied Justicialist and Frente de Todos parties.Local media suggests that seven of the 17 applicants were set to be awarded a licence: ArgenBingo, in partnership with William Hill; Bingo Pilar and Paddy Power Betfair; Bet365 and Pasteko; Playtech with Hotel Casino Tandil; 888 and Boldt; Atlántica de Juegos and The Stars Group, and Intralot with BinBaires. However no official annoucnement has been made. City of Buenos Aires sets out online licensing criteria Email Address The city of Buenos Aires has approved regulations to set criteria for online gambling licensees, with a view to launching in Q4 of 2020. Regions: LATAM Argentina Topics: Legal & compliancelast_img read more

Concerns rise for IPL, other events after Govt advisory on COVID-19!

first_imgby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoPUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’UndoWrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchUndoIn the latest development, the Ministry of Health has advised the States to avoid mass gatherings to prevent further spread of Coronavirus.The Government of India has already restricted travelers coming from Italy, Iran, Japan or South Korea from entering the country. This has led the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) to postpone the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.Also read : Coronavirus impact: New Delhi ISSF World Cup postponedThe Ministry of Health advisory if implemented seriously would post a challenge to the IPL hosts and the BAI for the  upcoming India Open Badminton Series in New Delhi. The possibility of the events taking place in empty stadiums cannot be ruled out.The advisory to the State Governments states that “all the mass gatherings may be avoided or possibly postponed till the disease (Coronavirus) spread is contained.”The advisory further suggests that “in case mass gatherings are organised, the States (where the events take place) may take necessary action to guide organisers (of the events) on precautions… to avoid any severe acute respiratory illness, influenza like illness including COVID-19”.The IPL attracts 30,000-40,000 fans for each match. It will be near impossible to sanitise such a big gathering. Besides, conduct of each game involves up to a thousand people ranging from the players, support staff, host association and franchisee officials, match officials, ground staff, broadcast team, media persons, vendors, security or the men offering various other services at different level.The IPL 2020 will feature a total of 60 matches across nine venues – Mohali, New Delhi, Jaipur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.If the advisory implemented strictly, conducting the games in empty stadiums could be one option. But that might just not be acceptable to the franchisees as the gate money amounts to a considerable chunk of their revenue.BCCI officials had earlier also sought a directive from the Ministry of Youth Affair and Sports on the looming Coronavirus threat. The Ministry had referred them to the Ministry of Health. The advisory lays bare what the Ministry of Health will have in store for them.Also read: BCCI seeks Sports Ministry advice on IPL for Coronavirus threat: ReportThe IPL this year is scheduled from March 29 to May 24.  India Open Badminton is scheduled in New Delhi from March 24 to 29.Meanwhile, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has reassured that the upcoming IPL 2020 is and the board is making all efforts for the smooth conduct of the tournament which starts March 29.“It’s on…and BCCI will take all protection (against coronavirus),” Ganguly has reportedly said.“IPL is very much on. Everywhere, the tournaments are going on. England are already in Sri Lanka. South Africa are here. There are no issues,” Ganguly told PTI on Friday.“County teams are travelling all over the world. They are travelling to Abu Dhabi, UAE to play. So there is no problem,” he added.Ganguly, however, asserted that all precautionary measures will be taken so that the players and the spectators don’t get infected with the virus, adding that a medical team is thrashing out the specifics.“We will take all precautions. I don’t know exactly what are the extra measures. It’s only medical team which will tell us about that. The medical team is already in touch with the hospitals so that everything is available. We will do what the doctors say. They are the professionals.“All medical issues will be addressed by the medical team. Every tournament will go on,” he added. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 LIVE: How to watch West Indies v South Africa LIVE Streaming in your country, India CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport The Board of Control for Cricket in India might find it tough to conduct the Indian Premier League matches following the latest advisory by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 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K.Krit Residence / Octane architect & design

first_img Area:  490 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  K.Krit Residence / Octane architect & designSave this projectSaveK.Krit Residence / Octane architect & design ArchDaily K.Krit Residence / Octane architect & design Manufacturers: AGC, COTTO, CASA ROCCA, Maenum group, TOADesign Team:Kittichon Phukiatkong, Thawin Harnboonseth, Photsawat AparimanClients:Krit JenpanichkarnCity:Khet Bang Kho LaemCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The owner of this project is Mr.Krit, he is a newscaster with playfulness. He has told us that he wants a good looking modern house that could respond to his lifestyle, privacy, peace, and safe. He not only wants his own space that he could have a small party with his friends but also the house has to design consistent with feng shui for this house.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatSave this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatWe have designed building planning, room positions, access directions to house, even the direction of the bed head correctly to feng shui combined with the function of the house, for example, according to feng shui that prohibits any rooms above the parking lot so we have design rooftop of the parking lot to party deck which has their own stairs that can be used from outside without having to pass through any room of the house. We also design the space that people who use party deck could interact with the pool on the ground floor, also anyone that wants a new experience could also jump from the deck to the pool. The living room is the center of the house that connects every part of the function for the owner could have the activity with the family.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatThrough the large sliding doors not only could see the pool and the garden with large trees but also could see his parents’ house beside this house. The open space of the living room connects the vertical space to the brother’s bedroom connects to the garden terrace that is hidden behind the battens of the house facade, which when the morning sunlight comes in will creates a unique shade and shadow and also when the time pass before noon, the sunlight will shine on the pool reflection of the movement of water to the living room wall.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatForm feng shui, Mr.krit bedroom has to be the front side of the house only (Close to the public road) can be seen from the outside which will lose privacy also to secure the side of the party deck the outsiders or can access to the house. We have design steel battens to solve both of the problems that have characteristics the depth of the battens unequal. The idea of design will make the battens deeper and stronger came from the notion that the side of the road needs security and privacy on the other side the battens will be smaller to not obscure the perspective from inside of the house. This modern house would look calm from the black box shape and also make them look more fun and playful from the black unequal steel battens which are the inspiration from the personality and needs Mr.Krit the owner of the house.Save this picture!© Rungkit CharoenwatProject gallerySee allShow lessFangTing Bookstore / a9architectsSelected ProjectsThe SHN Residence / Doron Sheinman ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Projects “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Octane architect & design Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Houses CopyAbout this officeOctane architect & designOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKhet Bang Kho LaemThailandPublished on April 30, 2020Cite: “K.Krit Residence / Octane architect & design” 29 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2019 Photographs CopyHouses•Khet Bang Kho Laem, Thailand Save this picture!© Rungkit Charoenwat+ 33Curated by Hana Abdel Share Thailand Photographs:  Rungkit Charoenwat Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands

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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 22 February 2009 | News Tagged with: corporate Individual giving  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

New consultancy group launches to help charities with legacy giving

first_imgNew consultancy group launches to help charities with legacy giving Tagged with: legacies legacy fundraising  207 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Ashley Rowthorn, CEO, Legacy Futures said:“We have come together because we believe legacy giving is full of huge promise and potential. We want to play our part in supporting charities to realise this potential and believe that working together will allow us to deliver more for the sector we serve. “Together we will help charities understand their place in the market, implement strategies to grow their giving and provide practical support to maximise the value of their income from gifts in Wills and gifts In Memory.” Also joining the Legacy Futures team will be Maria King and Stephen Mooney. King brings gifts in Wills administration experience to Legacy Futures from her career, most recently as Head of Legacy Professional Partnerships at Cancer Research UK, while Mooney is an experienced strategist and client services director, and currently Marketing Director for Muscular Dystrophy UK (part time).  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img 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 A new consultancy group has launched to help charities with gifts in Wills and inmemory giving.Legacy Foresight, Legacy Link and Legacy Voice have joined forces to form the group, called Legacy Futures, which will support charities throughout the donor journey, with the insight and analysis of Legacy Foresight, the strategic thinking and communications of Legacy Voice, and the diligent administration of Legacy Link.Legacy Futures will be led by a management team including Ashley Rowthorn, Meg Abdy, Chris Farmelo and Neil Kirk.  Advertisement Melanie May | 25 January 2021 | Newslast_img read more

U.S. bolsters Egyptian military regime as ousted president sentenced to death

first_imgOusted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.Egypt’s military ruling class tightened its grip over the country on May 16 as three judges imposed death sentences on the former president, Mohamed Morsi, and 105 other people.Within hours, three other Egyptian judges and their driver were reportedly attacked and killed in North Sinai. Resistance has escalated in North Sinai over the last two years since the military ousted the elected government of Morsi and his Freedom and Justice Party.High-ranking officials of the current Egyptian regime have accused the Muslim Brotherhood of being involved in the attacks in North Sinai, a charge the organization has denied.Morsi and the 105 others were charged with, among other things, breaking out of prison during the waning days of the regime of former dictator Hosni Mubarak. Between Jan. 25 and Feb. 11, 2011, the Egyptian people rose up in rebellion against the Mubarak regime. The jailbreak by Morsi and his colleagues coincided with 18 straight days of mass demonstrations that ended when Mubarak was forced to resign.Morsi and his colleagues were also charged with supporting Hamas, the Palestinian resistance movement in Gaza. Tunnels located on the border of Sinai and Gaza and used to smuggle in food and construction items banned by Israel have been bombed repeatedly by the Israeli military as well as the Egyptian military, even during the tenure of President Morsi.The current Egyptian government, under former military leader Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has designated both the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas as terrorist organizations. Many of the defendants sentenced to death on May 15 were members of Hamas.According to Ahram Online, “Hamas spokesman Sami Abu-Zuhri said in a statement on [May 16] that the verdict was based on ‘false information,’ saying that some of those Hamas members who were convicted in absentia, including ‘martyrs Tayseer Abu-Senema and Hossam El-Sanea,’ were dead at the time the offenses were carried out. Abu-Zuhri said that others convicted have been in the ‘prisons of the occupation [Israel] for years, such as Hassan Salama, who has been imprisoned for 19 years.’”This decision has been condemned by many others throughout the world. Even Amnesty International said of the death sentences that they represented a “charade based on null and void procedures.”Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a rally in Istanbul: “The popularly elected president of Egypt … has unfortunately been sentenced to death” and accused the United States government of “turning a blind eye” to events in Egypt. (AFP)Although the U.S. State Department has said that it does not support the death sentences, the Obama administration is continuing its direct aid to the Egyptian government to the tune of $1.5 billion every year. The Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency coordinate their activities in North Africa and the Middle East with the Egyptian regime.Egyptian regime moves even closer to the WestThe regime of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has become even more authoritarian and compliant with U.S. foreign policy objectives in the recent period. In Yemen and Libya, it has sought to bolster Washington’s foreign policy objectives. Cairo is allied with and dependent on Saudi Arabia and the oil-rich Gulf states, which are bombing Yemen.The al-Sisi regime has supported the bombing, which has killed several thousand Yemenis since March 25. The U.S. government is providing Saudi Arabia with intelligence coordination and the refueling of fighter jets, many of which were purchased from U.S. military contractors.In 2011, after the collapse of the Mubarak presidency, Egyptian special forces participated in the NATO war against Col. Moammar Gadhafi in neighboring Libya. Over the last few months, Egyptian war planes have bombed Libyan territory, adding to the chaos created over the last four years by the U.S. and European imperialists.A recent report by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy emphasized Egypt as a pivotal country in the region. It was written by a number of functionaries of the U.S. military and intelligence establishment, including Samuel Berger and Stephen Hadley, both former national security advisors; James Jeffrey, a former ambassador to Turkey and Iraq; Dennis Ross, a former White House special envoy to the Middle East; and Robert Satloff, director of the Institute.The article argues that “no strategy designed to bolster the state system in the Middle East is possible without a functioning U.S.-Egypt relationship.”While acknowledging the violations of human rights in Egypt today, the report suggests that the only way to engage the al-Sisi government on these issues is within “the context of an ongoing U.S.-Egypt relationship.” The authors urge even stronger military ties between Cairo and Washington.In a separate article related to Egypt’s involvement in the war against Yemen, Eric Tager of the Washington Institute wrote: “Entering the Yemen conflict also allows President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to fulfill his oft-stated promise to help protect Egypt’s Gulf allies, who have given Cairo approximately $23 billion since the July 2013 overthrow of Mohamed Morsi. Indeed, shortly after taking office [as president] in June 2014, Sisi declared that Gulf security was an ‘inseparable part of [Egypt’s] national security,’ and he recently called for establishing a joint Arab military force to defend the Gulf from regional threats. … Cairo has already announced preparations for further air operations against Houthi positions, and signaled that it will send ground troops and special units if necessary.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Editor and human rights lawyer held for criticizing judicial system

first_img Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage EswatiniAfrica News Organisation Follow the news on Eswatini News EswatiniAfrica Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of Bheki Makhubu, the editor of the Nation news magazine, and Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer who writes opinion pieces for the magazine, for articles criticizing Swaziland’s judicial system and chief justice Michael Ramodibedi in particular.They have been held for the past two days on contempt of court charges that are due to be heard in open court on 25 March.“The arbitrary arrests of Maseko and Makhubu are the latest examples of the persecution that awaits anyone voicing the least criticism of Swaziland’s institutions,” said Lucie Morillon, head of research and advocacy at Reporters Without Borders. “In a country where the only voices tolerated are those of King Mswati and his government, how much leeway do journalists have to cover and comment on local news developments? None.”Morillon added: “The detention orders that the chief justice himself issued, without any respect for Swaziland’s legal standards, are blatant violations of freedom of expression, motivated by a desire for personal revenge. We call on the authorities to free these two men at once.”After chief justice Ramodibedi issued the arrest warrants on 17 March, police delivered them to the offices of Makhubu and Maseko in the capital, Mbabane. They arrested Maseko later the same day but did not find Makhubu at his office or home. He was arrested the next day after going to a police station.Ramodibedi ordered them held for seven days at a summary and arbitrary closed-door hearing on 18 March. It violated normal criminal justice procedures, under which they should have appeared before a judge in open court.They were not able to speak to their lawyers before the hearing, and they were not able to defend themselves or request release on bail during the hearing. They have been held ever since at Mbabane’s Sidwashini provisional detention centre.The two men are accused of contempt of court in connection with two articles in The Nation in February about government motor vehicle inspector Bhantshana Gwebu’s arbitrary arrest on 20 January for issuing a ticket to a judge’s driver. The articles criticized Ramodibedi and questioned the impartiality of Swaziland’s judicial system.This is not Makhubu’s first run-in with Ramodibedi. On 17 April 2013, he was convicted of contempt of court and defaming the chief justice in connection with two articles in The Nation questioning the judicial system’s independence.Reporters Without Borders criticized the court at the time for ordering him to pay a fine of 200,000 emalangeni (16,700 euros) or serve two years in prison if the fine was not paid within three days.He neither paid the fine nor went to prison because his lawyers were able to lodge an appeal, which has yet to be heard.A member of Lawyers for Human Rights Swaziland, Maseko was charged under the law on sedition and subversive activities in 2009, but the case has yet to be tried.Swaziland is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : Entrance to Swaziland High Court to go furthercenter_img June 15, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more June 29, 2020 Find out more March 20, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor and human rights lawyer held for criticizing judicial system News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves liveslast_img read more

Alcohol “not a factor” in Inishowen road tragedy

first_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook By News Highland – July 13, 2010 Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ The Clonmany to Buncrana Road remains closed this morning as investigations continue into Sunday night’s crash which claimed the lives of eight men.A ninth man, the sole survivor of the crash, remains in a stable condition in hospital this morning. The Road Safety Authority has described it as the ‘worst road accident in the history of the state’Editor of the Inishowen Independent, Damien Dowds, says the community is struggling to come to terms with the tragedy, particularly as it’s believed the reason there were so many in the car was that they didn’t want to drink and drive……..[podcast][/podcast]Donegal North East TD Dr James Mc Daid attended three of the removals last night – He says it was a harrowing experience………..[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Alcohol “not a factor” in Inishowen road tragedy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebookcenter_img News WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal house prices drop 8% in six monthsNext articleMother bereaved in previous tragedy urges families to stick together News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Pinterest Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

[Divorce By Mutual Consent] In View Of Woman’s Pregnancy From Other Person, Bombay High Court Waives Cooling Off Period [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Divorce By Mutual Consent] In View Of Woman’s Pregnancy From Other Person, Bombay High Court Waives Cooling Off Period [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay31 Oct 2020 4:15 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday (26th October) allowed a Joint plea for waiving the Cooling-off period as specified under Section 13B of the Hindu Marriage Act and asked the family court to decide the divorce plea of a couple on an urgent basis.The Bench of Justice Nitin W. Sambre waived the statutory period under Section 13B of the Hindu Marriage Act on the ground that the Woman (Wife)…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Monday (26th October) allowed a Joint plea for waiving the Cooling-off period as specified under Section 13B of the Hindu Marriage Act and asked the family court to decide the divorce plea of a couple on an urgent basis.The Bench of Justice Nitin W. Sambre waived the statutory period under Section 13B of the Hindu Marriage Act on the ground that the Woman (Wife) is pregnant from some other person, whom she wanted to marry soon.Section 13B (2)It may be noted that Section 13B(2) of the Hindu Marriage Act contains a bar to divorce being granted before six months of the time elapsing after filing of the divorce petition by mutual consent.The said period has been laid down to enable the parties to have a rethink, so that the court grants divorce by mutual consent only if there is no chance for reconciliationNotably, the Supreme Court in the case of Amardeep Singh vs. Harveen Kaur AIR 2017 SC 4417 has held that the period mentioned in Section 13B(2) is not mandatory but directory, it will be open to the Court to exercise its discretion in the facts and circumstances of each case where there is no possibility of parties resuming cohabitation and there are chances of alternative rehabilitation.The matter before the CourtParties to the Petition (Wife-Husband), who got married on 15th August, 2014 presented a joint Petition before the Family Court below for grant of divorce by mutual consent pursuant to the provisions of Section 13B of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.It was submitted by both of them (Wife-Husband) that they are staying separately since December 2018 and are independently leading their lives.They submitted that they are unable to live together and so they have mutually agreed to end the marriage and as such, proceedings under Section 13B of the Hindu Marriage Act came to be initiated on 4th August, 2020.The said proceedings being Petition No.F-1023 of 2020 initiated before the Family Court, Bandra, was accompanied with the application for waiving statutory period provided under Section 13B(2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (which provides for the six-month cooling-off period).However, the family court rejected the joint application for waiving statutory period, and therefore, they moved High Court.Submissions put forthThe Counsel for the Petitioner (Wife) invited the attention of the Court to the specific pleadings that the Petitioner is carrying the pregnancy from another person with whom she intends to settle by performing marriage and that being so, there is urgency in the matter.It was further agreed between the parties that the Respondent (Husband) shall give his residential house to the Petitioner on such terms as are settled in between them.The learned Counsel for the Respondent (Husband) consented for the submissions made by the learned Counsel for the Petitioner and submitted that he was equally supporting the case of the Petitioner for waiving the statutory period.Court’s ObservationsThe High Court relied on the Apex Court’s ruling in the case of Amardeep Singh vs. Harveen Kaur AIR 2017 SC 4417, wherein it was stated that,”Where the Court dealing with a matter is satisfied that a case is made out to waive the statutory period under Section 13B(2), it can do so after considering the followingi) the statutory period of six months specified in Section 13B(2), in addition to the statutory period of one year under Section 13B(1) of separation of parties is already over before the first motion itself;ii) all efforts for mediation/conciliation including efforts in terms of Order XXXIIA Rule 3 CPC/Section 23(2) of the Act/Section 9 of the Family Courts Act to reunite the parties have failed and there is no likelihood of success in that direction by any further efforts;iii) the parties have genuinely settled their differences including alimony, custody of the child or any other pending issues between the parties; iv) the waiting period will only prolong their agony.”In this context, the Bench of Justice Nitin W. Sambre opined,”It will be appropriate in the fitness of things, particularly having regard to the medical/health condition of the Petitioner, to allow the joint application moved for waiving the period as specified under Section 13B of the Hindu Marriage Act. The joint request for waiver of statutory period under Section 13B of the Hindu Marriage Act is allowed by quashing and setting aside the order impugned.”The Court further said that “let the Family Court decide the application for divorce as expeditiously as possible and if required by directing parties to attend the Family Court Proceedings physically or through video conferencing as it deems fit in the facts and circumstances of the case”.Case-title – Kovelamudi Kanika Dhillon @ Kanika Dhillon v. Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao @ Prakash Kovelamudi [WP (ST) NO.93737 OF 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more