Forschungsstelle Glücksspiel: Legalise casino, tax offshore operators

first_imgCasino & games Tags: Online Gambling Forschungsstelle Glücksspiel: Legalise casino, tax offshore operators 15th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle The Gambling Research Centre (Forschungsstelle Glücksspiel) at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart has issued a series of recommendations to update German gambling laws, including imposing taxes on unlicensed operators, and legalising, but strictly controlling, online casino games. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance The Gambling Research Centre (Forschungsstelle Glücksspiel) at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart has issued a series of recommendations to update German gambling laws, including imposing taxes on unlicensed operators, and legalising, but strictly controlling, online casino games.The Centre’s position paper, released ahead of a meeting of state lawmakers in December, also called for a new, federal regulatory authority to be established.“There is agreement that the enforcement against illegal providers on the Internet needs to be strengthened,” the Centre said.It pointed out that offshore operators were currently able to bypass any gross revenue or turnover taxes imposed on licensed operators, or only a sales tax on revenue. By ensuring that all gaming businesses, whether licensed or not, were required to pay tax, the illegal operators would lose a key advantage over the regulated market.The Centre highlighted the fact that land-based casinos generated gross gaming revenue of €607m in 2017, and paid €319m in casino and sales taxes. The illegal online market, on the other hand, is estimated to have generated total GGR of €1.76bn that same year, but only paid value added tax of €334m. Had they been subject to the same taxes as their land-based counterparts, these operators would have been liable for €915m in taxes.Furthermore, it noted, illegal land-based gambling is currently a criminal offence in Germany, but the Criminal Code does not cover illegal online gambling. As such, the Code should be reworded to ensure that foreign operators offering their services online would be included, it said.The Centre added that legalising and regulating online casino would be a boost to the country, as the games are already commonplace but currently unregulated. The report said that player protection measures such as a self-exclusion list, feedback on gaming behavior and spending limits would help improve the status of online casino.“Currently, the offer of online casino games on the Internet is largely illegal, but still takes place. It can be assumed that some states will continue to allow online casino games or will do so in the future,” it explained. “Also, for player protection reasons, a regulated market is preferable to a non-regulated market.”However, it also recommended a complete ban on casino advertising, and said that poker should remain illegal, due to the risk of fraud and manipulation.Finally, a regulatory body established as an incorporated public instution, with the power to issue statutory ordinances, would ensure operators, lawmakers and suppliers could “to obtain legal certainty as soon as possible in disputes”.The recommendations are for a future regulatory framework to replace the third amended State Treaty, which which was ratified earlier this year but will serve only as a placeholder until June 30, 2021, when a longer-term model is to be brought into law.Under the new treaty, licence applications will be processed from January 2020. However, operators will be restricted to offering online sports betting, with no in-play, a €1,000 monthly spending limit imposed on players, as well as a 5% tax on turnver.In addition to the research centre, the Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW) slot association and the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) have offered their own suggestions for the new framework.The DAW argued that should be permitted to offer multiple game verticals, and that updated regulations should maintain the state lottery monopoly on draw-based games. The DSWV, meanwhile, called for a root-and-branch overhaul of the current framework with a significantly expanded market, arguing that evidence suggests that there are no grounds to suggest that online gaming is any more dangerous than other forms of gambling. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgTransnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileTransnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. It owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. In the agriculture sector, the company produces orange and pineapple concentrates, mango puree and orange peel oil. It also grows food crops and fodder crops. In the energy sector, the company is involved in upstream petroleum development and has interests in exploring, refining and marketing oil and gas. Other business interests include generating electric power; maritime operations and supplying products for the mining and construction sectors which includes stone, sand, lime and iron. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dan Carter Hit Hard by Chris Masoe

first_imgMonday Apr 23, 2007 Dan Carter Hit Hard by Chris Masoe Golden Boy Daniel Carter gets smashed by the Hurricanes flanker Chris Masoe. Masoe’s brother is a Heavyweight boxer, enough said. The ref decides it’s offide, but is it really? Close call.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe 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

Colin Slade bombs potential winning try with blooper that proved costly

first_imgTuesday Feb 19, 2019 Colin Slade bombs potential winning try with blooper that proved costly On the same weekend that another former All Black made headlines after being harshly criticized by his coach for underperforming, Colin Slade’s PAU slipped to a 14-9 defeat by Castres, thanks in part to a few missed opportunities that they’ll be kicking themselves about.ADVERTISEMENTThe defending champions held on after PAU threatened to snatch victory from them with a huge chance in the 64th minute.Slade had fed the ball to Australian Ben Mowen who did well to offload neatly to Fijian Jale Vatubua while taking a strong tackle. Vatubua then got around a weak attempt and stepped inside to find Slade with a seemingly perfect pass directly into his midriff.Somehow, the former All Black was a bit too casual and the ball dropped to the floor, ruling out an almost certain try and perhaps, a score that would have led them to victory.WATCH: Thierry Dusautoir blind-sides Colin Slade with punishing tackleThey later turned over on attack, and also lost an attacking lineout with just a few minutes left, after Slade had put them in a great position a few meters out.As you can see below, the ball might have been dropping slightly but Slade will surely rue a massive chance, and one he should have taken.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing 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 PurposeNueeyThe 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

Casa Moreira / César Machado Moreira

first_img 2018 Area:  288 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  José CamposEngineering:2MPContractor:WeplanCity:OportoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Located on a site facing a narrow street characterized by small houses from different times, the building is a house in the classic sense. The plan is a square with 12x12m. The volumetry of the building was defined by regulatory impositions.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© José CamposThe upper floor receded 3 meters in relation to the ground floor to line the building facing East. The roof with two inclinations was obtained by the angle of 45º corresponding to the width of the street in front of the house. To the north, to the street, the house is closed and its entrance is made to a courtyard, with Mediterranean characteristics, which allows natural ventilation in the interior during all seasons.Save this picture!© José CamposThe house opens south, to the garden that is topped, at the opposite end, by a tank that is also a swimming pool. The ground floor was created in a single room, the living room of the house is also the kitchen and the dining area. All family life works around this space that continues into the garden. Upstairs are the bedrooms and a children’s area. Taking advantage of the slope of the roof managed to build an office/library where the views join the river and the sea.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessShades of Vilnius Old Town / PRUSTASelected ProjectsRenzo Piano’s Renovation of the Harvard Art Museums is, Years On, a Quiet, Neighbour…Articles Share Portugal CopyHouses•Oporto, Portugal Casa Moreira / César Machado MoreiraSave this projectSaveCasa Moreira / César Machado Moreira Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© José Campos+ 32Curated by Pedro Vada Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908168/casa-moreira-cesar-machado-moreira Clipboard Casa Moreira / César Machado Moreira Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908168/casa-moreira-cesar-machado-moreira Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily Architects: César Machado Moreira Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeCésar Machado MoreiraOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOportoPortugalPublished on December 27, 2018Cite: “Casa Moreira / César Machado Moreira” [Casa Moreira / César Machado Moreira] 27 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Two Close Between / Abon Studio

first_img “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Year:  Area:  550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951577/two-close-between-abon-studio Clipboard CopyHouses, House Interiors•Cape Town, South Africa “COPY” Architects: Abon Studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  James Mitchell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2020center_img CopyAbout this officeAbon StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsCape TownOn FacebookSouth AfricaPublished on November 18, 2020Cite: “Two Close Between / Abon Studio” 17 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Two Close Between / Abon Studio Photographs South Africa Two Close Between / Abon StudioSave this projectSaveTwo Close Between / Abon Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951577/two-close-between-abon-studio Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© James Mitchell+ 22Curated by Hana Abdel Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Dado, Somfy, Weylandts, Adobe, Boreal, Chryso, Earthstone, JBC Aluminium, NedZink, Oggie Flooring, Styles TilesArchitect In Charge:James MitchellEngineering & Construction:Brightcon EngineeringConsultants:D1 Smart Home Automation, Mac D PoolsCollaborators:Meghan PaxtonJoinery & Timber Work:Proline KitchensZinc Cladding & Roofing:Naturally SlateSteel Works:RH Steel WorksEngineering:Brightcon EngineeringConstruction:Brightcon EngineeringCity:Cape TownCountry:South AfricaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© James MitchellRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The official name we gave this project is Two-Close-Between, the name is derived from the actual constraints of the site’s surroundings along with the functionality of the building.Save this picture!© James MitchellSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© James MitchellThe drivers for this project were problem solving privacy aspects whilst preserving views.  This is a dual living home built on a small 450m2 site, snug between two existing properties.  The main objective was to retain the views of the ocean whilst maximizing privacy between the dual living and also from the surrounding homes, which are situated around all four sides of the site. Save this picture!© James MitchellThe dual dwelling is divided by one wall and a secret door, if the wall is removed the dwelling becomes a four-bedroom single family residence. An aspect we are particularly proud of with this project is the amount of usable space we managed to achieve on such a small site, whilst creating spaces that do not interfere with the surrounding homes. Save this picture!Section 04Save this picture!© James MitchellIf there was any challenging process in this project, it would have been fitting a three level home onto a tight site that was surrounded by other homes on all sides.  The design needed to suit the client but respect the neighbors in many aspects, which involved a lengthy design development process.  Luckily design is what we live for though.Save this picture!© James MitchellProject gallerySee allShow lessRejuvenation of Shajing Ancient Fair / ARCity OfficeSelected ProjectsClad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly SlocombeSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

One charity to receive free public affairs representation from Whitehouse Consultancy

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 June 2009 | News Public and parliamentary affairs consultants The Whitehouse Consultancy is once again offering free public affairs representation to a worthy organisation for one year through its pro bono scheme.The successful organisation will be provided with support to achieve their public policy aims. This could be, for example, a higher profile in Westminster and Whitehall, a specific change in policy or greater government backing for their cause. Advertisement One charity to receive free public affairs representation from Whitehouse Consultancy Previous pro bono clients include the National Aids Trust (NAT) in 2008-09 and the Spinal Injuries Association in 2007-08.Chris Whitehouse, Managing Director, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for an organisation to get their foot in the door in Westminster and Whitehall and learn how to take their campaigning to the next level. Our team really value being able to provide a pro bono service and as the recession has had an impact on a lot of worthy organisations we anticipate increased interest in the offer”.Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of the National Aids Trust, said: “NAT were delighted to be selected as Whitehouse’s pro bono client for 2008/9. Whitehouse have provided us with a wide range of support from expert advice on influencing the EU and UK public policy process to assistance with our 21st birthday Parliamentary reception.“With great commitment and enthusiasm they have helped us raise the profile of HIV in the UK with key decision makers in Westminster. Even more importantly, they have given us the tools to build on this in the future”.Organisations interested in applying should contact Zoe Anderson for more information at [email protected] closing date for applications is 3 July 2009.www.whitehouseconsulting.co.uk/probono.aspxcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate PR and media relationslast_img read more

As the Heat Rises, So Does the Number of Utility Bill Scams

Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Water and Power even if your air conditioner is on high and you might just lose your cool if you fall prey to utility scammers this summer.Jennifer Guess, public information officer at PWP, said fraudulent utility schemes have become a seasonal phenomenon, picking up in the summer and in the Christmas season when electricity use spikes.Her remarks echo a recent Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Fraud Alert entitled “Don’t Pay Up, Hang up on Utility Scam” which warned people about swindlers who might call. “claiming to represent a utility company.”The alert said these swindlers would tell customers their bill is overdue and would threaten to shut off the power or water unless the debt is paid.“They will have a person’s name, address and possibly an account number to create a convincing sham. The callers would then tell customers they must get a prepaid debit card to ensure service isn’t interrupted. Customers call the thieves back and provide the card information,” the Fraud Alert said.Jennifer Guess said in a typical scam the caller says “we’re going to cutoff your power or your water unless you pay.”Then they’ll give require some unsual form of payment like a debit card and the victim an out of service phone number for reference.Guess said people should look out for clues to identify these swindlers.“After a couple of clues you can see that something is not quite adding up. And typically we like to let folks know that we will never contact customers by phone asking for payment or use any kind of high pressure tactics,” Guess said.The DA’s alert advises customers to contact their electric utility firms immediately when threatened by scammers. Guess added that PWP’s field personnel never accept payments, and payments should be made at the PWP office in City Hall or online.Guess said that if a person shows up who claims top work for PWP and demands a payment or acts suspiciously, you can call PWP to verify the person’s employment.Reports related to these scams and swindler activity may be relayed to the PWP at (626) 744-4005. Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Government As the Heat Rises, So Does the Number of Utility Bill Scams Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 4:21 pm Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena read more

Work on Strabane pedestrian bridge to commence in the Summer

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Previous articleDeputy McConalogue says Communications Minister has failed people of DonegalNext articleCarrigart Vintage show will go ahead in July News Highland News Work on Strabane pedestrian bridge to commence in the Summer 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – April 4, 2014 Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Work on a new pedestrian bridge in Strabane is to commence this summer.The new bridge, which will link the Ballycolman and the Head of the Town areas, is expected to be completed by the Summer of 2015.The project was said to be in tatters in November 2011 after Strabane Council failed to appoint a contractor. It’s expected that it will cost in the region of 3 million pounds.Local Cllr Karina Carlin says the bridge is much needed………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/kar830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestlast_img read more

Rape Is Violation Of Victim’s Fundamental Right Under Article 21: Gauhati HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesRape Is Violation Of Victim’s Fundamental Right Under Article 21: Gauhati HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Sep 2020 7:15 AMShare This – xRape tantamount to a serious blow to the supreme honour of a woman and is a crime against the entire society as well.Rape is a violation of victim’s fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution, observed Gauhati High Court while dismissing an appeal filed by a man convicted of raping a twenty year old girl.Justice Rumi Kumari Phukan observed that rape tantamount to a serious blow to the supreme honour of a woman and is a crime against the entire society as well.Nasir Uddin Ali was convicted…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?LoginRape is a violation of victim’s fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution, observed Gauhati High Court while dismissing an appeal filed by a man convicted of raping a twenty year old girl.Justice Rumi Kumari Phukan observed that rape tantamount to a serious blow to the supreme honour of a woman and is a crime against the entire society as well.Nasir Uddin Ali was convicted under Section 376 of the IPC and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 9 (nine) years by the Trial Court. The girl was working in a private hospital on daily wage basis. The prosecution case was that, on the night of 26.11.09, at about 10:00 P.M., while the victim was on her way to home on foot from Digboi Chariali market and arrived near Digboi club, the accused forcefully took her to the bathroom of nearby swimming pool and committed rape upon her. The accused, before the High Court, had contended that his conviction on the basis of sole testimony of the victim is bad in law.Referring to the evidence on record, the Court observed that solitary version of the prosecutrix can be accepted as a true version of the occurrence, which is fully supported by the other evidence on record, coupled with the defence version. It also observed that the prosecutrix had no any enmity/dispute with the accused person and it is not a case of no any supporting evidence. While dismissing the appeal against conviction, Justice Rumi Kumari Phukan observed:The chastity of a woman ruined as soon as such offence is committed, while in a civilized society, respect or reputation is a basic right. No member of society can afford to conceive the idea that he can create a hollow in the honour of a woman. Such thinking is not only lamentable but also deplorable. Youthful excitement and an attempt for momentary pleasure on the part of a person upon a woman, had a devastating effect in the entire body and mind of the victim. It is to be kept in mind that such offence lowers the dignity of a woman and mars her reputation. The Courts are sensitized that rape is a violation of victim’s fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution and rape victim is placed on a higher pedestal than an injured witness. Being the most hatred crime, rape tantamount to a serious blow to the supreme honour of a woman and is a crime against the entire society as well.Regarding the accused’s contention highlighting the non-finding of injury upon the victim, as per the medical evidence, the judge observed that injury is not a sine qua non for deciding whether rape has been committed or not. The conduct of victim is noteworthy, who immediately after the occurrence, reported the matter to the nearby people, to the Police, to the authority of the Digboi Club and the GD Entry and FIR was made on the next day of the occurrence without any delay and there is no material variation in her version, the judge added.However, the Court reduced the sentence to seven year imprisonment considering the fact that the accused person have family with five children and is behind the bar since the date of conviction.Case name: NASIR UDDIN ALI vs. STATE OF ASSAMCase no.: Crl.A. 227/2016 Coram: Justice Rumi Kumari PhukanCounsel: Adv N Zaman, Addl. PP . N K Kalita Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more