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ICC ties up with Google to enhance Women’s World T20 viewing…

first_img IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a partnership with Google to offer fans a great viewing experience of the semi-finals and final of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in the West Indies.The collaboration includes enabling the casting of video content from the ICC mobile app on Cast enabled devices, like Chromecast and Google Home Hub, allowing fans around the world to get closer to the final stages of the event and stay up to date on the teams, matches and favourite players on a plethora of devices. This includes in-match clips and short form highlights, ICC has stated in a Press release. Cricket BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers By Kunal Dhyani – November 21, 2018 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “This is a hugely exciting collaboration for cricket and I’m delighted to welcome Google on board with the ICC Women’s World T20 in the West Indies. Connecting with fans and giving more of the world the chance to enjoy our sport is vital and our partnership with Google enables us to do that.“Cricket may be a sport steeped in tradition, but it is one that has consistently embraced technology on and off the field to improve the game and the fan experience and we must continue to innovate. The fact that a fan can now enjoy the ICC App content on Cast enabled devices for the first time ever for a cricket event is great news.”Also Read: World T20 semi-final: India ready for revenge against EnglandBARC Ratings: Star Sports, Cricket continue to dominate top 5 charts Facebook Twitter Formula 1 Latest Sports News Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Football Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBCCIDavid RichardsonGOOGLEICCICC Women’s World T20International Cricket CouncilWomen’s T20 World Cup 2018 SHARE WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates ICC ties up with Google to enhance Women’s World T20 viewing experience Cricket Cricket Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway stand firm against India pace attack; NZ 36/0 (20 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Previous articlePakistan Super League : Complete lineups of all the teams after the completion of the PSL DraftNext articleIndia Australia series : SPNI strikes big with 11 on-air sponsors, 15 on Sony LIV Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Football CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportlast_img read more

ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZCCM Investments Holdings PLC is an investments holdings company with diversified interests in mining, energy and other sectors of the Zambian economy. The Company has a primary listing on the Lusaka Securities Exchange and secondary listings on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris.last_img read more

Expecting a stock market crash? Here’s how I’d get my portfolio ready

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Expecting a stock market crash? Here’s how I’d get my portfolio ready Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Andy Ross | Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 See all posts by Andy Rosscenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Financial analyst Gary Shilling has told CNBC that the stock market could crash between 30% and 40% over the next year. The thinking is that investors will be disappointed at the recovery from the coronavirus recession taking longer than they currently expect.I can’t predict the future, but if you agree with Shilling and think there could be a stock market crash around the corner, then here’s how I’d get ready.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Keep calm and take sensible risks First of all, I wouldn’t panic. As no one can predict the future accurately it’s best not to try to time the market. Selling shares now could mean missing out on gains and there’s evidence to suggest that trying to time the market is futile. Successful fund manager Terry Smith has himself made this argument. His record is very good and so he’s worth listening to.The key instead is to be sensible about risk. This means having defensive shares, meaning those that will keep trading well in any market environment. Examples of these types of industries are supermarkets and pharmaceuticals.Cyclical shares are likely to have more volatility – known sometimes as beta. They go up more in the good times usually but fall faster and further in the bad times. There will be exceptions to this but generally the higher the beta the riskier the shares become in a market downturn.Check your portfolio is diversifiedYou’ll want to check that you don’t inadvertently have all your eggs in one basket. I found that, through several trusts and funds, I have more exposure than I realised to the big US tech companies. This has been good for my portfolio as those shares have risen. But if they were to start to free fall the opposite would be true.It is a good idea to check on overlaps between industries that you hold and make sure no sector is too dominant in your portfolio. That way if the stock market crashes, or even if sentiment towards one industry changes, the impact shouldn’t be so big.Cash is king, especially in a stock market crashThe third thing I’d do to prepare for any future market crash is I’d keep cash ready. This isn’t the same as selling shares and trying to time the market. It’s about keeping cash for when shares that I want to buy reach a price that looks good value to me.Without cash ready, an investor can’t take advantage of special situations that often only come around rarely. It’s always worth having some cash ready for when shares are become cheaper because of a market fall like we saw back in March.This is what I’d do then to prepare for a stock market crash, whether it comes fairly soon as Shilling predicts, or whether it’s something else further away that causes stock markets to fall.It’s inevitable that markets will present buying opportunities at times. I think it’s always worth being well prepared to take advantage of these opportunities.  Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Top stocks for an ISA! 6 UK shares with big dividends I’d buy for a long economic downturn

first_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Royston Wild | Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 See all posts by Royston Wild It looks as if the dangers to the economic recovery are growing by the day. Covid-19 infection rates continue to soar, and their severe implications for the global recovery are growing. I don’t think UK share investors should stop buying stocks though. Indeed, I don’t think they can afford to with the future of the State Pension appearing increasingly bleak.World economies bounced back in recent months as coronavirus-related lockdowns were largely unwound. However, barriers are being put back up as a second wave of the pandemic sweeps across continents. Apart from the tragic human cost, this fresh wave has endangered hopes of a strong and swift economic rebound.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Experts at ING Bank have just commented with regards to the eurozone: “A double-dip in the fourth quarter is becoming more of a realistic scenario by the day.”It’s a situation that threatens to disrupt the economic rebound all on its own. But rising Covid-19 cases, from the UK and China to Brazil and the US, and everywhere in between, mean the eurozone isn’t the only regional economy in severe danger.7%-plus dividend yieldsIn this environment, UK share investors clearly need to be extremely careful. Shareholder returns threaten to suffer significantly as corporate profits dry up and balance sheets come under severe pressure.However, it doesn’t mean investors like me need to retreat into a cave. The beauty of share investing is that there are UK shares of all shapes and sizes for me to choose from. This means I can invest in companies that should thrive, in spite of the economic downturn. They can still be expected to make their shareholders a boatload of cash then.Take water supplier United Utilities Group and electricity generator SSE, for example. These UK shares provide essential services we can’t do without, whatever point in the economic cycle we are in. This provides excellent earnings visibility and gives them the confidence to keep paying big dividends during upturns and downturns. This is why SSE and United Utilities sport chunky forward yields of 6.1% and 4.9% respectively.Our spending on buildings, contents and car insurance also doesn’t tend to be largely affected during tough economic conditions. This makes Admiral Group (with its 5.3% dividend yield) and Sabre Insurance Group (which yields 7.7%) rock-solid buys for today. We can also be confident in investing in food producers like Tate & Lyle in times like these. This UK share yields 4.5%. Or medicine maker GlaxoSmithKline and its peers. The healthcare giant yields a mighty 6% right now.Getting rich with UK sharesGlaxo et al are just a few UK shares that are brilliant buys despite the uncertain economic outlook. But they’re not the only white-hot dividend stocks I’d load into my ISA today. Indeed, there are stacks of income-generating UK shares that have the capacity to deliver spectacular shareholder returns during the 2020s. No matter an individual’s attitude to risk, share investing remains a great way to make money work. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Top stocks for an ISA! 6 UK shares with big dividends I’d buy for a long economic downturn Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Admiral Group and GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!last_img read more

Guardian Christmas Appeal last year raised £844,836

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Concern has appointed Anderson Manning Associates (AMA) to handle all the inbound calls and process donations posted in on coupons from the appeal. 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. The Guardian’s Christmas Appeal 2003 raised a record £844,836 from its readers. This year’s appeal is getting underway.The 2003 Guardian Christmas Appeal’s record total was distributed among Medecins Sans Frontieres and charities tackling domestic violence in the UK.Over the next five weeks The Observer, the Guardian, Guardian Weekly and GuardianUnlimited will be reporting on and encouraging donations to the work of international development charity Concern, together with eight UK-based care organisations. These local organisations were identified by charity research organisation New Philanthropy Capital as those where “donations will have the greatest effect.” Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 28 November 2004 | News Tagged with: Research / statistics Guardian Christmas Appeal last year raised £844,836last_img read more

McKinney to Lead Southern China Trade Mission

first_img SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 17, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE McKinney to Lead Southern China Trade Mission U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney, will lead a trade mission to southern China May 21-25. A diverse delegation of agribusiness leaders and state government officials will accompany him on the mission as they look to establish new business connections in the region. Southern China is a major import hub and a growing market for U.S. agricultural exports, which already average approximately $8 billion every year. Consumer demand in that part of China is especially high for U.S. products, including consumer-oriented goods like bakery ingredients, fresh fruits, and alcoholic beverages. Demand for products like those is reported to be rising.Trade mission participants will have an opportunity to connect with potential new customers, as well as take part in site visits to learn more about doing business in southern China. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service staff members already on the ground in China will be vital in setting up meetings between U.S. delegates and representatives of Chinese companies in the region. The delegation will include state ag department officials from Idaho, Nebraska, and Virginia, as well as representatives from 25 different companies. Home Indiana Agriculture News McKinney to Lead Southern China Trade Mission Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleNAFTA 2.0 Likely Not Done This Year Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Authorities urged to investigate possibility that Vassili Grodnikov was murdered

first_img Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information News November 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to investigate possibility that Vassili Grodnikov was murdered to go further The findings of the initial enquiry into the death of Vassili Grodnikov of the independent daily NarodnayaVolya support the theory that he was murdered. “Grodnikov was working on a sensitive subject at the time ofhis death and it is not uncommon in Belarus that journalists are the targets of intimidation or physicalattacks when they investigate matters that some people would like to cover up,” Reporters Without Borderssaid. News Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today urged the Belarusian authorities to seriously investigate the possibility that journalist Vassili Grodnikov of the opposition daily Narodnaya Volya, whose body was found on 18 October, was murdered, pointing out that new evidence has emerged since the police conducted their initial enquiries.“Grodnikov was working on a sensitive subject at the time of his death and it is not uncommon in Belarus that journalists are the targets of intimidation or physical attacks when they investigate matters that some people would like to cover up,” the press freedom organisation said.Dmitri Kirilchik, the investigator in charge of the case, said today that the preliminary enquiry would be concluded on 18 December, once the final conclusions were in from the forensic investigations. But the decision whether or not to open a murder investigation could be taken before that date.Grodnikov was found dead in his apartment in a Minsk suburb, where investigators discovered blood stains on the wallpaper, a broken table and coagulated blood on the victim’s head. The autopsy revealed that his death was the result of head injuries caused by a blunt object.Shortly before he died, he had been working on the third of a series or articles about criminal rings that specialise in swindling old people who live alone.The independent weekly Zhoda also reported that, on the first page of a notepad found on his table, Grodnikov had begun the draft of an article which he had provisionally entitled: “Several intransigent questions for the president and the agencies under his control.”Meanwhile, the investigations into the October 2004 murder of reporter Veronika Cherkasova and the July 2000 disappearance of cameraman Dmitri Zavadski are at a complete standstill. May 28, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Special Olympics Young Athletes Pasadena to Show off Skills at World Games

first_img 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. Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Top of the News Herbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Special Olympics Young Athletes Pasadena to Show off Skills at World Games From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 13, 2015 | 2:41 pm Subscribecenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Children from the Special Olympics Young Athletes™ Pasadena program at Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) along with their siblings, friends and other children from the community, will demonstrate their skills at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles. The Young Athletes program is a free, year-round sports play program for children two to seven years old with cognitive and developmental challenges. The focus of the program is on fun activities and games that are important to mental and physical growth. These children will have the unique opportunity to be part of the World Games festivities along with their families.PCDA is a nonprofit organization that offers a range of therapeutic services to children and young adults, birth to 21 years of age, with autism or other developmental challenges.The Special Olympics Young Athletes™ Pasadena from PCDA and Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).For more information on Special Olympics Young Athletes™ Pasadena, please visit www.pcdateam.org. For more information on attending the World Games, please visit www.la2015.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

More info must be given to visitors to Letterkenny – Cllr Lynch

first_img Twitter By News Highland – September 17, 2010 News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Letterkenny Councillor Jim Lynch says more must be done to give information to visitors about sights and services in the town.He says on numerous occasions over the summer, he found himself helping tourists and visitors, and giving them information that should have been provided by the tourist authorities and the council.He says there’s a need for more signage around the cathedral and Sentry Hill, and he wants the town’s Development Officer to look into how better information can be provided:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/lyn830.mp3[/podcast] Google+ WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest More info must be given to visitors to Letterkenny – Cllr Lynch Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleBuilding work for Glenties Primary Care Centre will begin before the end of the yearNext articleDucks found dumped in turf bags in Burtonport area News Highland Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Karnataka HC Rejects Plea By Relative Of DK Shiva Kumar Against Consent Given For CBI Investigation In To Corruption Charges

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Rejects Plea By Relative Of DK Shiva Kumar Against Consent Given For CBI Investigation In To Corruption Charges Monisha Purwar29 July 2020 12:12 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court rejected a petition filed by a close relative of formerMinister D.K. Shivakumar challenging Karnataka Government’s “sanction” to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe charges against D.K. Shivkumar, the petitioner and others under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The alleged offences came to light in August 2017 when the Income…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 Karnataka High Court rejected a petition filed by a close relative of formerMinister D.K. Shivakumar challenging Karnataka Government’s “sanction” to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe charges against D.K. Shivkumar, the petitioner and others under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The alleged offences came to light in August 2017 when the Income Tax Department raided the New Delhi premise of the minister and found him to be the beneficiary of benami investments in a number of properties. The petitioner, a close relative of Shivkumar was also found to have been involved in transactions on behalf of Shivkumar. The Enforcement Directorate thereby started investigations into the matter under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 and also forwarded its report to the Karnataka Government in 2019 to take appropriate action for alleged violations of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The Karnataka Government under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 gave permission to the CBI to investigate the alleged offences of corruption against DK Shivkumar and other officials of the Government of Karnataka after seeking opinion from the Advocate General of Karnataka. The primary contention of the petitioner is that a “sanction” to prosecute cannot be given by the State on the basis of vague allegations and without an application of mind, both of which were rejected by the Court. The Court clarified that the use of the term “sanction” in the impugned order of the State Government was wrongly employed as the action of the Government to grant permission to the CBI under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 was only “consent” to enable the CBI to investigate the offence. The Court elaborated on the distinction between the terms “sanction” and “consent” as follows: “In so far as the term “consent” found in Section 6 of the DSPE Act, 1946, it only means a “permission” of the concerned State in the constitutional scheme of things. On the other hand, the word “sanction” found in Sections 17A and 19 of the PC Act, 1988, Section 197 in the Criminal Procedure Code inheres a thoughtful application of mind to ascertain whether the record placed before the Authority bears out enough material to proceed to prosecute. The requirement of application of mind while granting “sanction” is intended to avoid frivolous or vexatious proceedings from being adopted, particularly against public servants in the discharge of their official duties.” In response to the petitioner’s contention that Section 6 of the DSPE Act cannot be invoked without an application of mind, the Court stated that grant of consent under Section 6 of the DSPE Act was more in the nature of an administrative order and does not require enormous rejigging. The Court also stated that the petitioner had no locus standi to challenge the impugned order of consent as he failed to establish how any of his rights were infringed or vitiated by the grant of such consent. It further reiterated the well-established jurisprudence that an accused has no choice of the investigating agency to suggest that the claim of the petitioner stands null in the given circumstances. Further, the Court noted that a locus standi to challenge the impugned order can exist with the petitioner as a matter of right only when Section 6-A of the DSPE Act, 1946 is violated and investigation and inquiry by the CBI is commenced without approval of the Central Government. This source of this right rested in the fact that the petitioner was a government employee employed as Chief Manager of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more