Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarkets Limited is a leading retail company in Kenya which sells food, non-food and textile products as well as general merchandise through a network of Uchumi retail outlets. The company also provides property management services. Products in its retail range include fresh fruit and vegetables, health bread and pastries and a wide variety of quality merchandise. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited has 20 stores located in the major towns and cities in Kenya, ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market recovery: 11 UK shares I’d buy in an ISA in 2021 to double my money

first_img Could we be on the cusp of a prolonged new bull market? Encouraging news flow surrounding a Covid-19 vaccine has helped UK share prices bounce back strongly in November. A successful rollout of a pandemic-ending ‘silver bullet’ in the months ahead I think would lead to further spectacular rises in 2021 too.UK share prices rebounded strongly in the aftermath of the 2008/2009 banking crisis. Many thousands of investors got stinking rich in the process. A huge number of Stocks and Shares ISA investors even made millions as stock markets bounced back.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…I’ve already been buying stocks for my ISA to ride the economic rebound. And there are plenty of others I’m thinking of buying to ride the new bull market and make loads of money. Give me a few minutes to talk you through some of my favourites:#1: Media-based UK shares to bounce backUK shares involved in the media are often some of the fastest to recover when economic conditions improve. Advertising revenues tend to pick up rapidly as the light at the end of the tunnel appears, which is positive news for 2021. Indeed, ad sales are starting to improve right now, even as global Covid-19 infection rates still climb.This bodes well for multinational ad agency WPP for example, which has the resources, the prestige, and the global footprint to capitalise fully on the economic upturn. The FTSE 100 firm is one of my favourite picks also because of its low earnings multiple and its big dividend yields for 2021. These sit at 10 times and 5.5% for next year respectively.System1 Group is another top UK share that should rebound strongly. It provides market research and other information to companies concerning what makes consumers tick. Analytics and exhibitions specialist and FTSE 100 company RELX could also see business explode in 2021 as companies prepare themselves for the upturn.I’d also buy some of London’s battered broadcasters and publishers to capitalise on the improvement in advertising spending. ITV, which was recently relegated from the FTSE 100, is a great way to ride this trend, as is fellow FTSE 250 stock STV Group. I also reckon digital publishing group XLMedia and magazine producer Future are other terrific buys for the new bull market.#2: Life insurers to reboundA bounce in consumer spending power in 2021 would help life insurance revenues climb higher too. This bodes well for some of the FTSE 100’s biggest companies like Aviva, Legal & General Group and RSA Insurance Group. I like all these UK shares today because of the gigantic dividend yields they’re packing. These range from 4.7% to 7.2% for next year.Additionally, these FTSE 100 heroes all trade on low earnings multiples (and in the case of Aviva and Legal & General, below 10 times). However, the cut-price life insurer I’d buy today is Prudential. This is because its huge exposure to emerging Asian markets should deliver spectacular earnings growth in 2021 and long beyond. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Monday, 30th November, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV, Prudential, and RELX. 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. 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. Stock market recovery: 11 UK shares I’d buy in an ISA in 2021 to double my money Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Ski Slope Residence / LaRue Architects

first_imgArchDaily Houses Ski Slope Residence / LaRue ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSki Slope Residence / LaRue Architects Photographs:  Dror Baldinger Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Ski Slope Residence / LaRue Architects Save this picture!© Dror Baldinger+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses•Austin, United States United States “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLaRue ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on April 20, 2021Cite: “Ski Slope Residence / LaRue Architects” 20 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: LaRue Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” Area:  4100 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 Photographs Year:  Manufacturers: Eggersmann, Hope’s Windows, LoewenArchitecture:James LaRueCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dror BaldingerRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The 4,100 SF one-story ‘Hill Country contemporary’ residence sits on a 1.2-acre site on the west bank of Austin, TX. The homeowners reached out to LaRue Architects to design their lakeside dream home. The lot had an existing house – built in the 1950s as a vacation lake cabin – typical for the area. The original hexagon-shaped cabin was renovated with an addition added in the 1970s. When LaRue Architects and interior design firm, Britt Design Group, began to look at the initial design concept they were intrigued by the construction of the hexagon building. “We knew immediately that we wanted to remove the 1970’s addition and keep the original hexagon-shaped main living area. The building was situated close to the lakefront and is elevated providing 180-degree views of the lake,” says architect James LaRue.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerSave this picture!Plan – SiteThe overall concept was to retain the original 1950’s era hexagon-shaped lake cabin and integrate that structure into a modern home design. The challenge was how to intergrade a modern home design concept into hexagon geometry and have the final architecture become a cohesive building. The site also had dramatic topography, environmental constraints due to its waterfront location, and a number of large trees required to remain, so the design team had to address the heavily treed, steeply sloping site (the lot slopes down 120’ from the back of the house to the shoreline).Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Dror Baldinger“The initial design concept was to convert the hexagon living space into the primary bedroom suite with expansive views to the lake. We then connected the hexagon building with a long, narrow form running parallel to the shoreline. This design concept allowed us to address the steep nature of the site, preserve the large pecan trees, and allows every space to have views of the lake,” adds LaRue. There is a strong connection to the outdoors with large expanses of glass throughout. The outdoor living space is the connector – or dogtrot – between the main house and the guest suite. It has a generous roof overhead with a warm wood-clad ceiling which protects it from the sun and other elements. There is also a two-level boat dock (part of the renovation) providing a perfect outdoor lounge space perched above the water.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerLighting plays an important role throughout this thoughtfully designed home and provides a sculptural counterbalance to the restrained modern architecture. The interior design is a sophisticated palette – reflecting the homeowners’ style – utilizing natural finishes to compliment the serene surroundings. The owners’ suite remained on the site and the new building was built around it – it all feels like a new build – perfectly executed with high-quality construction. The owner’s bathroom has a serene ethereal feeling with the dappled lighting cascading across the large soaking tub and modern porcelain floor.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerSave this picture!© Dror BaldingerThe custom cabinetry throughout the kitchen was designed to feel more like beautifully detailed furnishings rather than a typical kitchen. Elevating the cabinets on wooden legs creates physical and visual space between the floor and cabinets. A glass front refrigerator adds to the unique kitchen with a custom kitchen armoire storing coffee-making equipment. The dining room features a custom-built steel and wood table – using the wood from the original site.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerConstruction techniques and the principal materials used in this project included the wood frame building using select Douglas Fir with concealed steel structure to accommodate larger pans, locally sourced stone, metal roof and wall panels, and steel windows in conjuncture with wood windows. The four-bedroom house is configured in a long single-story L-shape with the private spaces anchored by the re-configured original hexagon structure on one end and a semi-detached guest suite on the far end of the horizontal design. The public spaces are aligned along the center of the building with views of the lake and joined to an open ‘dog-trot style outdoor living space that overlooks the pool and lake. “The entire design of this home is driven by the site constraints and the final result responds in a very beautiful way to those constraints and to its heritage,” says LaRue.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerProject gallerySee allShow lessAl Fay Park / SLASelected ProjectsClaudio Coello 121 Residential Building / Arenas Basabe PalaciosSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960294/ski-slope-residence-larue-architects Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960294/ski-slope-residence-larue-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Vladimir Putin

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Funeral mass for Civic Trust founder

first_imgLinkedin The funeral mass of the late heritage chief Denis Leonard (62), will take place today. Tributes from political, arts and business sectors continue to be paid to the Limerick Civic Trust founding director.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A book of condolences was opened at Limerick City Hall yesterday in memory of Mr Leonard, who managed some of the city’s largest restoration projects.Mayor of Limerick Cllr Kevin Kiely said the city is indebted to the man who in 1983 established the first Civic Trust in the country. “He was a true gentleman who devoted his whole life to preserving Limerick’s architectural environment and heritage. He was one hundred per cent dedicated to improving Limerick’s environment and he always had the city’s best interests at the heart “.Mr Leonard is survived by his wife, Deirdre his three daughters Rachel, Sarah and Kate and his brothers Richard and Brian. Mr Leonard will be buried this Wednesday morning following the removal of his remains last night from The Georgian House, Pery Square to St Paul’s, Dooradoyle. The funeral will follow 12noon Mass at St Paul’s to Castlemungret Cemetery. Twitter NewsLocal NewsFuneral mass for Civic Trust founderBy admin – December 2, 2009 503 Facebook Printcenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp Email Previous articleBoil notice issued in lower Shannon regionNext articleSean set for Atlantic row adminlast_img read more

Five things you need to know today, Jan. 29

first_img Local News Five things you need to know today, Jan. 29 Pinterest Pinterest By admin – January 29, 2018 Previous articleTelepsychiatry aims to helpNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 29 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning WhatsApp Facebook Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, Jan. 29. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Republican voters in Ector County will pick one of two political newcomers to become the new county judge, marking the first time in 16 years that the county’s top administrator has been decided by an election and falling at a time when the county faces critical challenges including the prospect of an ongoing budget crisis.2. Leading the U.S. House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway says he expects the report will confirm that the Russian government tried to influence the outcome in favor of President Trump but that its efforts didn’t change any actual vote results.3. About two years ago, Ector County Independent School District and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center agreed to offer mental health treatment through telepsychiatry.4. For the first time in many years, Bonham Middle School has a Communities in Schools representative on campus to help ensure students are passing their courses, have the proper attire to wear and even enough food to eat.5. IN SPORTS: The Permian Panthers overcame a midgame letdown, but responded when needed to take a 58-44 victory over Midland High at the Chaparral Center to wrap up the first half of the District 2-6A boys schedule all alone in first place. The Odessa High boys basketball team found its familiar stride in the second quarter and the Bronchos rolled to a 60-36 victory over Wolfforth Frenship on Friday in the OHS Fieldhouse.6. BONUS: IN SPORTS: The UTPB Falcons got out quickly Saturday and maintained control all the way in defeating the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds 94-77 in Lone Star Conference men’s action at the Falcon Dome. 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School center_img Twitter Facebook Home Local News Five things you need to know today, Jan. 29 UTPB Falcons’ Daeshon Francis (5) attempts to grab a rebound against Eastern New Mexico University’s Zach Parker (5) during the first half of their game Saturday in the Falcon Dome. Twitter ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp Creamy Fruit SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay last_img read more

MetaSource Accepted to S&P List

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines, News About Author: Donna Joseph Adam Osthed Mary Kladde MetaSource Residential Mortgage-backed securities Standard & Poor’s 2019-01-13 Donna Joseph MetaSource, a mortgage quality control services and technology provider, has been accepted to the Standard & Poors’ (S&P) list of reviewed firms that conduct third-party due diligence for U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities. MetaSource is one of only a small group of firms that met the assessment factors that are part of S&P’s increasingly strict criteria for the list.“The rating is considered to be one of the ‘gold standards’ of the industry, and the fact that MetaSource has achieved it should give investors tremendous confidence in our abilities as we move further into this marketplace,” said Adam Osthed, President and CEO at MetaSource.In reviewing firms to create the list, which is updated every 18 months, the S&P employs rigorous criteria, scrutinizing such factors as loan data quality, compliance with required underwriting guidelines, property valuation, supporting technology and regulatory compliance.As part of the process, the S&P reviewed MetaSource’s proprietary web-based platform that allows for complete transparency among buyers and sellers as it completes third-party securitization-related due diligence.Through MetaSource’s interactive platform, both buyers and sellers can see work happening in real-time as it is being completed, including the audit results. “We’re very unique in how we’re able to interact with our customers and sellers through the process. We can set the level of transparency a client wants based on their requirements,” said Mary Kladde, SVP of mortgage services at MetaSource.In addition, the platform utilizes such technologies as Robotic Process Automation and Optical Character Recognition to speed up turnaround times. “Some firms still rely on using Excel spreadsheets and manual processes to enter and validate data. We’ve automated many traditionally manual processes and as a result, we’re shortening transaction times and improving accuracy,” Kladde said.“With the S&P acceptance and our ability to provide complete transparency and faster transaction turnarounds, MetaSource is working to revolutionize the mortgage due diligence marketplace and setting new standards for speed, quality and accuracy,” she added.Utah-based MetaSource is focused on business process outsourcing, and business process management services integrated with enterprise content management, workflow solutions, compliance services and customer experience processes. MetaSource’s mortgage services include quality control audits (pre-fund, post-close, servicing, MERS), lien release, whole loan purchase reviews, and technology services. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected]  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Adam Osthed Mary Kladde MetaSource Residential Mortgage-backed securities Standard & Poor’s The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 13, 2019 3,583 Views center_img MetaSource Accepted to S&P List Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Featured / MetaSource Accepted to S&P List Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Trott Law P.C. Announces Expansion Plans Next: Debt-to-Income and Delinquencies Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

ICSA back calls for compensation for those affected by fires

first_img ICSA back calls for compensation for those affected by fires Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report News WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – May 4, 2011 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleSoccer – Finn Harps confirm new management teamNext articleYoung Fine Gael in recruitment drive across Donegal News Highland The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is backing calls for swift government action to support farmers and others who have been affected by fires in Donegal and elsewhere in the country.Rural Development Chairman John Barron says a realistic compensation package needs to be drawn up to help farmers that have been affected by the fires.However, he says discussions must also begin on a longer term strategy to plan for such fires in the future, and ensure a coordinated response in the future:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/icsa.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

Operation to clear pod of 30 whales will cost over €10,000

first_imgNews Operation to clear pod of 30 whales will cost over €10,000 Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next weekcenter_img Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Previous articleNumber of areas linked to Lough Mourne supply to have services curtailed tonightNext articleDonegal Youth Council suspended News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 8, 2010 Facebook Donegal County Council has been told that the operation to clear a pod of over 30 dead whales which were washed up on Rutland Island in November will cost over €10,000. The money will have to come from the council’s own resources.Acting Director of Service Joe Peoples told members the clear up operation would cost over €10,000, and at this stage, not all of the payments have been made for the clean-up exercise.Cllr. David Alcorn, who raised the issue, also asked whether the county council would be reimbursed for the expenditure. Mr. Peoples said that they would not.The 33 whale pod had been observed in waters between Arranmore Island and Burtonport during the week before they beached themselves on Rutland. Initially, the council planned to bury the whales on Rutland, but after concerns were expressed locally, it was decided to take the carcasses off the island and bring them to an incinerator in Cavan. Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme last_img read more

How Can Names Of COVID-19 Patients Be Revealed?This Involves Right To Privacy: Bombay HC

first_imgNews UpdatesHow Can Names Of COVID-19 Patients Be Revealed?This Involves Right To Privacy: Bombay HC Nitish Kashyap10 July 2020 4:10 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday issued notice to the State and Centre in a PIL seeking directions to evolve a special mechanism for revealing names of Covid-19 patients for the benefit of the public at large so that one “can stay away from such people” and go to the doctor at the initial stage of contraction of the virus. A division bench of Justice AA Sayed and Justice MS Karnik heard…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Friday issued notice to the State and Centre in a PIL seeking directions to evolve a special mechanism for revealing names of Covid-19 patients for the benefit of the public at large so that one “can stay away from such people” and go to the doctor at the initial stage of contraction of the virus. A division bench of Justice AA Sayed and Justice MS Karnik heard the PIL filed by 23-year-old Vaishnavi Gholave, a final year law student and 40-year-old Mahesh Gadekar, an agriculturist from Solapur. Justice Sayed questioned the petitioners regarding the right of privacy of such patients whose names are sought to be revealed- “Authorities declare a particular place or a building as a containment zone after someone tests positive in order to make people aware so that they do not go there. Is that not enough?Why do you want to know the identity of persons who test positive for Covid-19? This involves their right to privacy.” To this, Adv Vinod Sangvikar replied that the right to life takes precedence over the right to privacy. Appearing on behalf of the Union of India, Adv Aditya Thakkar submitted that names of Covid-19 positive persons cannot be revealed as per ICMR guidelines and that this has been done to avoid stigmatisation of such patients. Adv Sangvikar argued that ICMR’s guidelines extend to only those patients who died of Covid-19 not the active positive cases. The PIL states- “It ought to be held, that the act of the Respondents at various levels violates the rights of public at large under Art 21 of the Constitution of India. If the names of the coronavirus infected patients are declared then it will be beneficial for the people at large to stay away from such people and go to a doctor at the initial stage of the disease. These infected people cannot remember the name, address and all other details of the people who had come in contact. The right of confidentiality is no more accepted if the question is of the welfare of the people at large.” Petitioners have also referred to national guidelines issued by ICMR to Ethics Committees reviewing Biomedical & Health Research during April, clause 2.2 of the guideline states- “Privacy Confidentiality: Information related to COVID-19 infection may be highly sensitive in nature with a lot of scope for stigmatization, discrimination, violence etc. Maintaining confidentiality of research related data and its publication is important to protect the privacy of individuals and avoid any discrimination against them.” Apart from the above, we have not found any express provisioning for confidentiality of the Corona or Covid-19 Patients names, the PIL contends. Also, the petitioners assert that according to the government, India has not reached the stage of community transfer, but we can reach that stage, if the Government fails to declare the name of the corona patients. Court issued notice to Centre and State seeking their reply to the said PIL and posted the matter for hearing after two weeks. Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more