First Mutual Properties Limited 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgFirst Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgGhana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileGhana Commercial Bank Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate and treasury sectors. Its product offering is geared to offer financial solutions for loans, overdrafts, deposits, investments, money transmission and international services. Its Personal banking division offers consumers the choice of a Kudi Nkosuo account, Flexsave account, Save and Prosper account, overdrafts and loans and ReadyCash ATMs. Additional services offered by its business division includes corporate and investment services such as call accounts, treasury bills, fixed deposit accounts and Money Transfer. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited facilitates foreign banking and overseas inward money transfers. Its Treasury division manages market risk exposures and funding requirements as swell as overdraft facilities, bulk cash collection, trade finance, payroll solutions and electronic banking services. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgComputer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileComputer Warehouse Group Plc is an information and communication technology company in Nigeria offering integrated ICT solutions to commercial enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The company operates through three divisions: CWL Systems, DCC Networks and Expert Edge Software. Cloud Services include OpenMall, a platform that aggregates all the stores hosted on an e-commerce platform; and SMERP, an Enterprise Resource Planning platform built to enable small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently. Software services includes software development and deployment, systems integration, software implementation, software support services and software enhancement and customization. Managed services simplify the management of a customer’s computing environment and optimises operations, reduces IT pressure and helps control costs while improving service levels. IT Infrastructure services is the flagship division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc, providing infrastructure and expertise in the supply, installation, integration and support of IT hardware for middleware systems, ATMs and servers and storage platforms. CWG Training offers training support for hardware and software installations. Computer Warehouse Group Plc has partnered with global IT companies the likes of Oracle, Infosys, Wincor, IBM and VMWare. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Computer Warehouse Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Magdalene St. Louis hires director of outreach and advocacy

first_imgMagdalene St. Louis hires director of outreach and advocacy Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Apr 9, 2014 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DCcenter_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA People In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC [Magdalene St. Louis] Magdalene St. Louis is pleased to announce the hiring of Christine McDonald as Director of Outreach and Advocacy effective immediately.  McDonald has previously served on the Board of Directors for the organization and is well known for her role in shaping policy affecting victims of human trafficking.Magdalene St. Louis is a St. Louis, Missouri-based nonprofit start-up that offers women who have survived lives of abuse, prostitution and addiction a safe place: two years of housing, support and education at no cost.  We invite women coming out of correctional facilities or off the streets into a compassionate and disciplined community where they can recover and rebuild their lives.McDonald’s role will include developing awareness programs in the community, advocating on behalf of the organization at the state and local levels, and serving as a survivor voice for programming needs.“Christine brings a wealth of life experiences to the table,” said Executive Director Tricia Roland-Hamilton.  “Her ability to be a strong voice for victims, her knowledge of the legislative process, nationwide trends and the needs of the women we will serve all combine to make her an important addition to the Magdalene St. Louis staff.”McDonald survived nearly two decades of homelessness, street-corner prostitution, crack addiction and many stints in prison.  She is the author of Cry Purple, which details her life on the street, what led her there and where she is today. Christine was featured in this morning’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch for her work trying to eliminate the lifetime food stamp ban for drug felons. “I am so humbled to be in a position that my life’s journey has given me the knowledge and experience to be a voice and advocate for St. Louis’s most vulnerable and under-served population,” said McDonald.  “I am honored to work with this amazing organization.”Magdalene St. Louis purchased its first home last week and plans to welcome its’ first five residents in the fall. Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tagslast_img read more

Bryan Miller sets up new marketing and fundraising consultancy

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people Bryan Miller sets up new marketing and fundraising consultancy  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 November 2009 | News Bryan Miller, Head of Strategy and Consumer Insight at Cancer Research UK, has set up his own marketing and fundraising consultancy called Strategy Refresh.He previously worked as a charity-specialist planning partner at WWAV Rapp Collins, is a blogger on UK Fundraising, and is a regular international speaker on consumer insight, marketing and fundraising strategy.“After over 20 years in marketing and fundraising I decided that I fancied a new challenge, and Strategy Refresh was the result,” he told UK Fundraising. Advertisementcenter_img “The name reflects what I aim to do, to apply my strategic planning experience through new creative approaches that help fundraisers take a fresh approach to their work so they’re far better equipped to cope with all the complexities today’s consumer world is going to throw at them.”Miller’s services range from ‘fresh thinking’ workshops and other high-level strategic planning, to supporter journey planning and fundraising programme reviews, and traditional creative and campaign planning and evaluation.His first clients include Cancer Research UK and Harvey McKinnon Associates in Canada.http://strategyrefresh.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

IFC working on mandatory leadership program

first_imgReddIt Paschal High School teacher wins excellence award Facebook FW Academy of Fine Arts performing ‘There’s no Business Like SNOW Business’ + posts The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Previous articleParting wordsNext articlePouring Glory: Self-made restaurateur revitalizing Fort Worth’s south side one craft beer at a time Morgan Heinrich RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Morgan Heinrichhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/morgan-heinrich/ ReddIt FW Academy of Fine Arts performing ‘There’s no Business Like SNOW Business’ Morgan Heinrich Twittercenter_img A new program in the works would require men who want to join fraternities to attend a one-day leadership program. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Tailgates in The 109 Morgan Heinrichhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/morgan-heinrich/ Twitter Linkedin Morgan Heinrichhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/morgan-heinrich/ Morgan Heinrichhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/morgan-heinrich/ Linkedin printA new leadership seminar will be mandatory for men who register for fraternity rush next fall.TCU Interfraternity Council President Diego Padilla said the new program will focus on authenticity, followership and ethical decision making.Although the program is still in the works and has not yet been approved by TCU, it aims to help first-year men in fraternities by developing leadership skills and building character.“We hope it changes the mindset of these new fraternity members for the rest of their college career,” Padilla said.Padilla said he hopes the program will result in more IFC leaders, more genuine men, and more IFC involvement—which would lead to elevated community standards.“I feel like there could be more leadership among IFC, and that is what I am hoping this program will encourage,” Padilla said. “By focusing on followership, the new members will develop qualities like good judgement, work ethics, honesty, courage, discretion, loyalty and most importantly—ego management.”The new members will sign up for the seminar when they sign up for rush week, Padilla said.Tyler Fisher, the assistant director of the TCU Leadership Center, said the goal of the program is to empower more TCU men to become involved in leading their community.“It is important for all students to have a foundation in these topics but we want to specifically focus on IFC because this is a group that has a great amount of influence on campus,” said Fisher. “We want them to be as prepared as possible to use their leadership influence in the most effective way possible.”To further promote the program, Padilla said he wants the leadership seminar to count as a credit for the Chancellor’s Leadership program.“Hopefully, this will facilitate and incentivize members to continue on in the Chancellors Leadership program,” Padilla said.Leaders in the IFC community said Padilla’s idea will have a positive impact on the Greek community.“I think Diego’s idea will be just fine, people will attend his one-day training and they will benefit from it,” said former Sigma Alpha Epsilon president Stafford Sadler. “He was IFC president last year as well, so he has a real opportunity to have an impact on people and I feel like he will to the best of his abilities.”Ian McKelvy, former president of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, said the reaction of the new fraternity members will depend on how the leadership seminar is executed.“I think if it is made engaging and interactive, then worst case it will at least start the conversation and plant the seed for thought in young Greek men about taking on bigger roles in their respective organizations,” McKelvy said.Austin Wallis, president of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, said the will help TCU men to get more involved with their fraternities.“The guys who don’t really care honestly won’t take anything away from it,” Wallis said. Having said that, they aren’t the guys you want in leadership positions anyway.” TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Burundi bans BBC and VOA in run-up to referendum

first_img Receive email alerts Aimée Divine Niyokwizigirwa, Vice Présidente du Conseil National de la Communication ( CNC) – Photo : agnews RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa The ban was announced by the National Council for Communication (CNC), which accused the BBC and VOA of “breaching professional ethics” and said broadcasting of their programmes would be forbidden within Burundi for six months beginning on 7 May. The CNC statement also contained a warning to two Burundian radio stations, Radio Isanganiro and CCIB FM, for their alleged failure to respect sourcing rules in their reporting, and accused the French broadcaster, Radio France Internationale (RFI), of “tendentious and mendacious” reporting about possible reprisals against those calling for a “no” vote in the referendum.“Banning two major international broadcasters just days ahead of a referendum on constitutional amendments clearly indicates a desire by the Burundian authorities to censor the public debate and trample on the right to information,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The warnings to radio stations sound like a threat. We remind the authorities that no democratic decision can be taken as long as the media are gagged.” Burundi is ranked 159th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassmentPredatorsFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists Reportscenter_img BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassmentPredatorsFreedom of expression Follow the news on Burundi News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a six-month ban on local broadcasting by the BBC and Voice of America (VOA), announced by Burundi today, as intended to tighten the East African country’s gag on the media during the campaign for a referendum on controversial changes to the constitution. News Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention October 21, 2020 Find out more May 4, 2018 Burundi bans BBC and VOA in run-up to referendum News June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Odessa home to former presidents, first lady

first_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ This house, on display at the JBS Leadership Institute and Presidential Archives and Leadership Library, was lived in by both President George H. W. Bush and his son George W. Bush when they lived in Odessa. OC employee of the year always learning Twitter WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp The Bush family has deep roots in West Texas that started in Odessa in 1948.George H.W. and Barbara Bush first arrived in Odessa in 1948. The last home they lived in while in Odessa was a modest house, less than 800 square feet, called a post-war house.Former President George H.W. Bush has been quoted as saying “At Odessa we became Texans and proud of it.”The home was renovated in 2004 and moved behind the JBS Presidential Leadership Library.The living room was restored to its late 1940s appearance based on photos from the Bush Library at Texas A&M University. One bedroom featured a historical exhibit and the other children’s activities.Today the restored home of the 41st and 43rd Presidents, George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush, and Barbara Bush has been authentically restored to look like Christmas morning 1948 when George W. was 2 years old. It was the family’s first Christmas away from their East Coast friends and family.They came to Odessa to learn the oil business, the Presidential Archives and Leadership Library website details.Then, in 1949, the family moved to California and returned to West Texas in Midland in the early 1950s where George W. Bush would later meet and marry Laura Bush.The Bush family lived in two houses before moving into the Bush House. They lived at 1319 E. Seventh St., before moving down the street to 1523 E. Seventh St.The family then moved to 916 E. 17th St., which is now the Bush House.The family lived in three different homes in Midland before moving to Houston in 1958. By admin – April 17, 2018 center_img Facebook Virgin Coco MojitoUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Home Local News Odessa home to former presidents, first lady Facebook Pinterest Local News Odessa home to former presidents, first lady Previous articleTraffic stop leads to felony arrestsNext articleParents question proposed ECISD boundary changes admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Automotive Retailing Insights: First Contact with Dealerships More Important Than Ever; Study Finds 75%…

first_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Automotive Retailing Insights: First Contact with Dealerships More Important Than Ever; Study Finds 75% of Consumers Who Contact Dealerships Plan to Buy Within Three Weekscenter_img Previous articleThe ODP Corporation Launches Nonprofit Initiative to Help Accelerate the Creation, Growth and Prosperity of Minority-Owned Small BusinessesNext articleAgendia to Participate in the BTIG MedTech, Digital Health, Life Science & Diagnostic Tools Conference Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Marchex (NASDAQ: MCHX ), a leading conversational analytics and solutions company that connects the voice of the customer to your business, today released findings from a major study of consumers and their interactions with franchised automotive dealerships showing that potential car buyers in the United States are highly informed and are closing in quickly on a purchase by the time they make first contact with a dealer. In fact, 75% of these shoppers who contact a dealer are ready to buy a car within three weeks—but only if they feel a high level of trust with the dealership, according to the data. Furthermore, 83% of consumers are researching and qualifying dealers more than before and 71% report visiting fewer showrooms than before the pandemic. The study, titled “Trust, Transparency and the Transaction,” finds that one of the most important keys to establishing trust is being prepared to give consumers an out-the-door price on their vehicle of choice during the first conversation. The Marchex Institute worked with Root & Associates, an automotive research and consulting firm, to uncover new data detailing how COVID-19 has impacted the car-buying process at dealerships across the U.S. since the pandemic hit, as well as other trends. The findings are the result of a large-scale, comprehensive study that included interviews with car-buyers, a survey of 1,700 in-market and near purchase or recently purchased consumers, and analysis of more than 228,000 sales-related phone conversations between consumers and franchised dealers completed in the fourth quarter of 2020. The study finds:97% of consumers interviewed say they are somewhat or very serious about buying when they contact a dealer.75% anticipate purchasing within three weeks of contact. Nearly 40% plan to do so within a week or less.91% say trust in a salesperson or dealership is very or somewhat important in choosing who to buy from. This is equal to competitive price as a consideration and more important than lowest price.39% of consumers use a phone to call or text a dealer to make initial contact, making the phone the leading channel for consumer outreach, far outpacing any other form of initial contact, including walk-ins, email, or chat.71% report visiting fewer showrooms than before the pandemic. The pandemic has caused consumers to spend more time researching options online and by phone before fully engaging a dealership.82% want to know how a dealership is addressing customer protection and safety during the buying process and pandemic. Specifically, consumers are interested in how often a dealership itself is sanitized as well as the cars on the lot. A summary of the study is available here. A NEW NORMAL FOR DEALERSHIPS “The process of buying cars has changed profoundly during the past year. Pre-pandemic, dealerships were hesitant to discuss price before the customer came into their showrooms. In the new normal, the initial call a consumer makes to a dealership is now the make-or-break point of a sale,” said Matt Muilenburg, Marchex Senior Vice President of Automotive. “Dealers cannot operate the way they did in the past. Today, many consumers want to understand what they will pay before they visit a dealership and dealers need to be ready and willing to address that – upfront. A competitive price is one piece of building a trusting relationship. What you say, and often what you don’t, during that initial call, will define if you win the sale.” According to the study, consumers are looking to limit their time inside a dealership because of COVID-19, and they know exactly what they want because they have spent significant time at home researching vehicles and comparing costs before contacting dealers. “More than ever, this means dealers need to focus on transparency—they need to be trust providers,” Muilenburg added. “From the moment the consumer calls, texts or walks in the door, the dealer must be prepared to answer questions, provide details, and educate the consumer to build that critical layer of trust. The data shows that dealers who differentiate by establishing trust with the consumer earn the right to charge a competitive price and ultimately sell more cars.” About Marchex Marchex understands the best customers are those who call your company – they convert faster, buy more, and churn less. Marchex provides solutions that help companies drive more calls, understand what happens on those calls, and convert more of those callers into customers. Our actionable intelligence strengthens the connection between companies and their customers, bridging the physical and digital world, to help brands maximize their marketing investments and operating efficiencies to acquire the best customers. Please visit www.marchex.com, www.marchex.com/blog or @marchex on Twitter ( Twitter.com/Marchex ), where Marchex discloses material information from time to time about the company and its business. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005095/en/ CONTACT: Marchex, Inc. Investor Relations Trevor Caldwell, 206-331-3600 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA WASHINGTON INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING SOURCE: Marchex Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Amish Devgan: SC Extends Protection Against Coercive Action Till August 31 In FIRs For Remarks Against Sufi Saint

first_imgTop StoriesAmish Devgan: SC Extends Protection Against Coercive Action Till August 31 In FIRs For Remarks Against Sufi Saint Sanya Talwar6 Aug 2020 6:39 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Thursday extended the protection from any coercive action till August 31 in the plea seeking quashing of FIRs against Journalist Amish Devgan for making derogatory remarks against Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti due to pleadings being incomplete.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Dinesh Maheshwari took note that the newly registered FIR in the state of Madhya Pradesh…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Thursday extended the protection from any coercive action till August 31 in the plea seeking quashing of FIRs against Journalist Amish Devgan for making derogatory remarks against Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti due to pleadings being incomplete.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Dinesh Maheshwari took note that the newly registered FIR in the state of Madhya Pradesh against the TV Anchor now stands transferred before the State of Uttar Pradesh, P.S. Noida & directed the petitioner’s counsel, Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra to amend the petition accordingly.The Uttar Pradesh Government has been directed to file its response within one week of service of notice. The matter will be taken up for further consideration on August 31 and interim orders shall continue to operate.On June 26, the Top Court had stayed till the next date of hearing, investigation and coercive action against News18 anchor Amish Devgan on the multiple FIRs registered against him over his remarks on Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.5 FIRs had been lodged against Devgan in Maharashtra, Rajasthan & Telangana. The Court had issued notices to the State Governments and asked the Petitioner to implead the parties and de facto complainants accordingly.Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing for Devgan, submitted that his client had made an “inadvertent error” during his show for which he later issued public apology. Lodging of FIRs against the journalist for a “slip of tongue” is unjust and amounts to undue harassment, he submitted.”If this starts happening, where people are dealt with for slip of the tongue, what will happen? Errors people make. He has also profusely apologised”, Luthra had submitted.He said that multiple FIRs have been registered in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Telangana against Devgan and that it would cause grave prejudice to him if he is asked to appear in different places across the country in connection with the FIRs. His family members are also being threatened and harassed, Luthra said.Advocate Rizwan Merchant, appearing for two complainants from Maharashtra, submitted that Devgan used the term “lootera Chishti” more than once during his show.Background:While hosting a debate on June 15 on PIL’s regarding the Place of Worship Special Provision Act on his show ‘Aar Par’, Amish had called Khwaja Moinuddin Chisthi, better known as Khwaja Ghreeb Nawaz, an “attacker” and “looter”.Following that, several police complaints and FIRs were registered against the anchor across the country.Devgan’s petition filed through Advocate Vivek Jain seeks quashing of the FIRs which have invoked sections 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), ‪153A‬ (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 505 (Statements conducing to public mischief) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).Devgan had also profusely apologised for referring to the Sufi Saint as a “lootera” and called it an “inadvertent error”.His tweet of apology read:”In 1 of my debates,I inadvertently referred to ‘Khilji’ as Chishti. I sincerely apologise for this grave error and the anguish it may hv caused to followers of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, whom I revere. I have in the past sought blessings at his dargah. I regret this error”Click Here To Download OrderNext Storylast_img read more