AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter iGB, in partnership with sports data specialist Abelson Info, is providing an updated list of the sporting events taking place each weekday throughout the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Badminton The next 24 hours’ badminton action remains centred on Eastern Europe, with events taking place in Belarus and Ukraine.Baseball South Korea’s Baseball Championship is now underway, while China’s Professional Baseball League and its reserves also play.Basketball The only basketball taking place is the women’s Super Basketball League in Chinese Taipei.Darts The Icons of Darts Live League and PDC Home Tour are the only darts competitions taking place, both remotely.Football The footballing action is restricted to the Turkmenistan Premier League.Golf The Golden State Tour’s Legacy Classic moves into its second round in Arizona.Greyhounds In Australia, 15 tracks hold races in the next 24 hours, while New Zealand joins the schedule with action from Hatrick, for the first time since the daily fixture round-up began. The only US action comes from Florida’s Palm Beach.Horse Racing Racing comes from Japan’s Funabashi; from Visby, Eskilstuna and Jagersro in Sweden; from Will Rogers Downs and Fonner Park in the US, and from 13 tracks across Australia.Ice Hockey Again, only short form action is available, and from just one league, Russia’s Liga Pro.Table Tennis Matches are taking place in Armenia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, and from two competitions in Russia and three in Ukraine.Tennis Belarus’ Masters League and Russia’s Liga Pro and Spring Tour finish today’s round-up.This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and all events are subject to change.Abelson Info was set up by Ed Abelson in 2003 to supply the bookmaking industry with the crucial sports data it required as the online betting industry began to boom. Starting with just a handful of employees and even fewer clients, the business has since grown and evolved to accommodate the ever-changing requirements of the industry.We now supply data and technical services to the majority of the top tier bookmakers and platform providers in the UK, along with many of the biggest media corporations and development firms across the world. We have a stellar reputation for delivering top quality data and are always on hand to support customers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 5 May: Where’s the action? Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 5th May 2020 | By contenteditor Sports betting Topics: Sports betting Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter iGB, in partnership with sports data specialist Abelson Info, is providing an updated list of the sporting events taking place each weekday throughout the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) 2013 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileSeed Co Limited is the leading producer and marketer of certified crop seeds in Zimbabwe, supplying hybrid maize seed to commercial farmers as well as wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. The seeds is grown from parent seeds under contract by an established network of seed producers. Innovation and pioneering breeding methods drive the Seed Company’s success; having successfully developed hybrid crop seed varieties in Zimbabwe that are recorded as the highest yielding varieties in their class. The Seed Company has a dedicated research team; producing hybrid crop seeds and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties that are suitable and adaptable for Zimbabwe’s ecological conditions. Seed Co Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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In 2013, Sancak bought the newspapers Güneş and Akşam as well as Sky360 TV, along with two radio channels and various magazines from the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF), which had seized them from Çukurova Group. In leaked phone conversations attributed to Sancak, he can be heard complaining that he had to acquire these bankrupt media outlets. In 2014 he also bought all shares of the Star Media Group (that owns Star newspaper and 24 TV) from businessman Fettah Tamince. Sancak also purchased BMC (via a public tender where he was the only participant in 2014), a company that has won many tenders including producing tanks and water cannons for the Turkish army and police. He has held an ombudsman position in AK Party since 2012. October 27, 2016 Media Ownership Monitor: Government control over Turkish media almost complete Apart from personal profiles of Turkey’s most influential media owners, MOM also sheds light on some failures of the media market as such, hinting at additional, undue political influence. The distribution of public funds on advertising for example, being one existentially important source of income for smaller papers, remains hidden. MOM’s request on this topic was turned down by the Turkish Right to Information Assessment Council, citing “trade secrets” as a reason. The same happened with a request regarding Turkey’s state-owned broadcaster’s (TRT) finances. Penguins became the symbol of the government’s grip on the media in Turkey in 2013, when during the Gezi protests many news channels aired documentaries, one of them on CNN Türk about penguins. Since then the main media have become even more obedient to and openly supportive of President Erdogan and his ruling AK Party. But does he really control the majority of Turkish media outlets – and if yes, how could he manage? Answers to this question can be now found in the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM), a research and advocacy project carried out by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its local partner bianet over three months and presented in Istanbul today. The detailed results are now available to the public on the MOM website at http://turkey.mom-rsf.org in English and Turkish. Reporters Without Borders GermanyUlrike Gruska / Christoph Dreyer / Anne Renzenbrink, media relations officers Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit *** “The way of economic and political streamlining we see in Turkey results inevitably in self-censorship by many journalists, who don’t want to lose their jobs. If you need to make a living in this profession these days, you cannot be critical,” said Evren Gönül, bianet’s coordinator. “So in most cases, the government does not even have to pull the leash any more. Economic pressure is much more efficient.” Further information: RSF_en One example of the politico-economic ties enmeshing the Turkish media market is Albayrak Yayın Holding, which runs the Yeni Şafak newspaper, seven magazines and two TV channels. Six brothers of the Albayrak family, Ahmet, Nuri, Bayram, Kazım, Muzaffer and Mustafa, are shareholders of the conglomerate that has won dozens of public tenders, especially from municipalities, since the mid-90s, some of which were subject to claims and investigations of corruption. Tümosan, a vehicle company owned by the group, was awarded with a 190 million Euro tender to deliver tanks for the Ministry of National Defence in 2015. Albayrak group is active in such diverse sectors as construction, waste management, ports, textiles, IT, tourism and advertising. It is known to have close ties to the ruling AK Party and President Erdoğan, who was Nuri Albayrak’s daughter’s wedding witness in 2002 and attended his son’s engagement ceremony in 2012. News “With the MOM website, media users now have an easily accessible and searchable source to find out whose interests are behind the news they watch, read or listen to,” said bianet’s Evren Gönül. “Transparency in this field is indispensable.” Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor bianet: http://bianet.org/english RSF press releases about Turkey: https://rsf.org/en/turkey The Media Ownership Monitor Turkey was carried out by Reporters Without Borders in partnership with IPS Communication Foundation’s bianet in Istanbul between July and October 2016. The project studied the legal environment, media concentration and ownership structures of the country’s 46 most popular national media outlets. Help by sharing this information MOM is a global initiative launched by the international press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders. It has been or is being carried out in eight countries worldwide, including Tunisia, Ukraine, Peru, the Philippines, Columbia and Cambodia. The project is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ). “Since the failed coup attempt, closures of news outlets and mass imprisonments of journalists have become the most visible side of the Turkish government’s long-running crackdown on media”, said Christian Mihr, executive director of RSF Germany. “But there is a much deeper dimension of economic leverage, which allows for almost complete control of mass media in this country. It is very difficult to find any family of a Turkish media tycoon in which President Erdogan has not attended a wedding or served as a marriage witness.” News Another example is the case of Ethem Sancak, who started a small medicine business in the 80s that grew to an internationally operating conglomerate including a hospital chain. His media group owns three national newspapers, three television channels, two radio channels and two magazines, as well as several websites. Sancak is openly supportive of the ruling AK Party and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He famously said he’s “in love” with Erdoğan and wouldsacrifice his family for him, and has admitted to having entered media to support him. *** Media contact: [email protected]: +49 30 60 98 95 33-55 In September, RSF published a report outlining the unprecedented degree of reprisals against journalists since the start of the state of emergency in Turkey. However, the situation had been worsening before July already with Turkey ranking 151th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index published last April. Organisation News In the MOM online database, ownership structures of the most important media outlets in Turkey are displayed and traceable to individuals, whose political and economic interests are also displayed. According to the research, most of those media owners are depending on the government for public contracts in other industrial sectors where they are active, like energy, transport and construction and thus refrain from any criticism. In Turkish television, still the most relevant type of media, seven of the ten most important owners are politically affiliated with the ruling party. Bianet Evren Gönüle-mail: [email protected]: +90 212 251 15 03 April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReports and statisticsMedia independence CorruptionConflicts of interestEconomic pressureFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Follow the news on Turkey to go further RSF report on the state of emergency in Turkey: https://rsf.org/en/news/rsf-urges-turkey-rescind-draconian-state-emergency-decrees News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReports and statisticsMedia independence CorruptionConflicts of interestEconomic pressureFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more
News Receive email alerts RussiaEurope – Central Asia News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing News May 21, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further January 31, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Office of opposition newspaper destroyed in firebomb attack RSF_en Follow the news on Russia Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the arson attack that ravaged the editorial officesof the weekly Vecherny Krasnokamsk in the Perm region in south-west Russia on 28 January.The premises of the newspaper, published by the local branch of the opposition liberal Yablokoparty, were destroyed.“Such a grave incident must be treated with the utmost seriousness, particularly since it couldhave caused deaths and injuries,” the press freedom organization said.“The intimidatory shadow cast by this act is all the greater because of the current pre-electoralclimate and all the political parties taking part must unequivocally condemn it.“We hope closed-circuit television footage will permit the police to conduct a quick andsuccessful investigation.”About 4 a.m. an unidentified man broke a window in the Vecherny Krasnokamsk newsroom andthrew a firebomb inside. The premises were destroyed within minutes. There were no injuriesbut all equipment, files and financial records were destroyed.The editor, Olga Kolokolova, said damage was estimated at 300,000 roubles (about 7,500euros). Kolokolova, who is also the head of the local branch of Yabloko, linked the attack toa series of investigative reports recently published by the newspaper on corruption, whichimplicated the Krasnokamsk mayor’s office.The mayor, Yuri Chechetkin, protested that he had no objection to Vecherny Krasnokamskcontinuing its activities.The political climate is tense in Perm, where a Yabloko parliamentary candidate was beaten upon 29 November.At a national level, the huge demonstrations after the parliamentary election last month havehad repercussions for the traditional media, alternating between restriction and openness as thepresidential election on 4 March approaches.Thanks to the large numbers that took part in demonstrators calling for fair elections in manyRussian towns and cities, the opposition has managed to drive a wedge into the mediablockade it has had to contend with for years.This month, the main commercial television stations (which are in fact attached to the Kremlin)such as NTV and Pervy Kanal have started giving a voice to government opponents at peakviewing times, albeit in a limited and partial manner. In the latest example, on Sunday 29 January, NTV gave the liberal opposition leader Boris Nemtsov a platform to highlight electoralfraud.However, at the same time several critical journalists have been fired or have resigned inprotest against internal pressure.On 13 December, Maxim Kovalsky, editor of the independent magazine Kommersant Vlast,and the head of its parent company, Andrei Galiyev, were dismissed by the owner AlisherUsmanov for a “breach of ethics” by the magazine. At issue was the edition published a day earlier in which a story on electoral fraud wasillustrated with a photo of a spoiled ballot paper with a rude comment about Vladimir Putinscrawled on it. The headline on the weekly’s front page used a play on words linking the nameof Putin’s United Russia party and an expression meaning “ballot-stuffing”.The few concessions made by the authorities towards the media are far short of genuinepolitical openness. On 27 January, the candidacy of Grigory Yavlinsky, the Yablokorepresentative in the presidential election, was ruled invalid by the electoral commission.The independent electoral watchdog organization Golos was told that the power supply to itsMoscow office was to be cut off until 6 March because of “renovation work”. It was about tounveil a new version of its interactive map of electoral violations adapted for the impendingpresidential vote.Russia is ranked 142nd of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedomindex. In September 2009, Reporters Without Borders published a report on the state of pressfreedom in Perm and six other Russian provinces. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 2, 2021 Find out more News May 5, 2021 Find out more
WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Advertisement NewsSocietyExploring Limerick’s soulscapes in KilmallockBy Editor – November 7, 2017 1766 Facebook John Lonergan, who will open the series of talks in Kilmallock.The medieval town of Kilmallock provides the atmospheric backdrop to SoulScapes, a series of talks featuring contributions from an eclectic line-up of speakers on the theme of reflection, remembrance and a celebration of the Irish spirit.The talks will be held on each Wednesday during November, starting on Wednesday, November 8 at the Friars’ Gate Theatre on the subject of ‘How to be Happy and Content’ with John Lonergan.The Tipperary native entered the prison service in 1968 and in the years that followed, he saw human nature at its worst – and often, unexpectedly, at its best. He developed a deep understanding both of human nature and of Irish society.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On November 15, Dr. Robyn Rowland AO will present an insightful talk ‘Poetry as Witness: In search of the whole life’. An Irish-Australian citizen, she has been visiting Ireland for 34 years and has a home in Connemara.She has written twelve books, nine of poetry and, prior to 1996 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and left academic life, she was Professor and Head of School, Social Inquiry, and Director of the Australian Women’s Research Centre at Deakin University.‘When there are no words’ is the title of a talk by Limerick woman Helena Close on Wednesday, November 22.Helena has been writing full time for the past 17 years and has published seven novels, four of which were co-written. Her short story “Harbour” was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Bridport International Short Story Prize. She is currently lecturing in Creative at the University of Limerick and is also working on a new novel, a play and a TV series.Diarmuid Lyng will close the series with ‘Invoking Ireland’ on Wednesday, November 29. A former Wexford senior hurling captain, public speaker, media personality and founder of Facebook Free February. He was the subject of a documentary on RTE called the Geansaí and he appears regularly on TG4 and Raidió na Gaeltachta.SoulScapes is supported by Limerick City and County Council’s Arts Office in partnership with Friars’ Gate Theatre.Tickets can be booked at Friars’ Gate Theatre 063 98727. Full details at www.friarsgate.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSDiarmuid LyngHelena CloseJohn LonerganKilmallocklimerickNovemberreflectionRobyn RowlandSoulScapestalks Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous article#BREAKING Teenager’s body found in wood after nationwide alertNext articleLimerick politician calls on Minister to address job threats Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter
Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest ECISD trustees delay vote on tax rate increase Facebook By admin – June 15, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Ector County ISD. A Texas ranger walks outside the ambulance entrance at Medical Center Hospital after three sheriff deputies were shot in the line of duty Monday night in North Odessa. While members of the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees agree that a tax increase is needed, they declined to take any action during a special meeting Friday in favor of taking more time to engage the community and explain the need for it.The district’s tax rate is a total of $1.15 per $100 valuation, including $1.04 per $100 valuation for maintenance and operations and 11 cents going toward debt.The proposed rate considered by the board was a total of $1.22957 per $100 valuation. That includes maintenance and operations rate of $1.12 per $100 valuation and 11 cents for debt. The district can ask voters to approve an increase of up to 13 cents.Since they took no action, Mike Atkins, the attorney for the district, said the board can still adopt a budget June 26. They can adopt a tax rate that exceeds the rollback rate anytime between Aug. 6 and Aug. 20, Atkins said.“The distinction is if they adopt it on either Aug. 6 or 7, then the election would be held on Oct. 8. But if they do it after Aug. 7 but before Aug. 20, then it would be Nov. 6. If they haven’t adopted it by Aug. 20 the option for this year of a tax ratification election is gone (and) the rate would remain.The next opportunity to deal with it would come up in May 2019, Atkins said.Board member Delma Abalos and educational activist Lorraine Perryman said they were relieved about Friday’s decision.“We are not ready to have a (TRE) election in September. If we could have more time, I would push for more time. But otherwise I would want to have it in October. That gives us a little bit more time — not enough — but at least it gives us a chance to go back in, explain to our staff why we need it how, it can affect them. … It would probably be better if we did it next year. We definitely need to do it. I’m excited about today,” Abalos said.Perryman said she thinks the board made the right decision to wait to vote on a tax rate.“We have a lot of work to do and a very short time period to do it in on the timeline that was discussed by the board and the superintendent. But I’m relieved that they’ve given us some time … to do some due diligence so that we have better information to go to the community with, to build community trust,” Perryman said.She would like a budget analysis to be done so those involved can feel like they’ve done everything they need to do and are comfortable asking fellow residents to stand up and support the TRE.“I also firmly believe that the discussion of a bond election needs to be delayed, or removed, from the table until the budget is solidified and stabilized in Ector County Independent School District. Those are two issues that need to be completely separated,” Perryman said.“I think if doing this in November and asking for a bond election in May is mutually assured destruction, yet again,” she added.Perryman said voters need to understand the need to stabilize the district economically.“My opinion is that we need to do a lot of analysis and then we need to ask for a 13-cent increase — go for the whole thing. That’s not even enough to do everything we need to do in Ector County, but it will stabilize so that the school board can set the priorities that they need to set. Then once we have that stable foundation, … we can talk as a community, building on that, but you can’t build on an unstable foundation,” Perryman said.More Information Pinterest Local NewsEducation Previous articleFive things you need to know today, June 15Next articleAuto-pedestrian crash in West Odessa injures teen admin
Home / Daily Dose / Low-Income Households Get a Shot at Homeownership Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Spotlight on Single-Borrower Performance Next: Mr. Cooper’s New Chief People & Comms Officer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Subscribe February 15, 2019 3,903 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Grant Homeownership Homes HOUSING HUD low-income households Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Low-Income Households Get a Shot at Homeownership The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Grant Homeownership Homes HOUSING HUD low-income households 2019-02-15 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Low-income households in Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Georgia, and Washington now have a chance to achieve their dream of homeownership through a $10 million grant in “sweat equity” by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).The grant, which is a part of HUD’s Self-Help Homeownership Opportunities Program (SHOP) will support four non-profit self-help organizations that enable homeownership for low-income families and individuals. HUD said that these grants along with the labor contributed by the homebuyers and volunteers in the form of sweat equity will significantly lower the cost of homeownership for these families and individuals.“Advancing economic opportunity for low-income families is a top priority of mine at HUD, and one that the department is carrying out through terrific programs like SHOP,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “These grants, along with the support of our partners, will enable homeownership opportunities for hundreds of deserving families.”Under this program, homebuyers contribute significant sweat equity toward the development of their units. They also have the option of contributing sweat equity towards the units of other homebuyers participating in the local self-help housing programs.These sweat equity contributions reduce the purchase price of the SHOP units and make these homes affordable for low-income homebuyers. A minimum of 100 sweat equity hours is required from a household of two or more persons while an individual must contribute a minimum of 50 sweat equity hours. HUD also requires community participation consisting of volunteer labor contributions under this program. Sweat equity and volunteer labor may include but are not limited to, landscaping, foundation work, painting, carpentry, trim work, drywall, roofing and siding for the house.The organizations which have received the $10 million grant include Housing Assistance Council, Washington, D.C., Community Frameworks in Spokane, Washington, Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation in Anthony, New Mexico, and Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, in Georgia. Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily
News Updates[Dishonour Of Cheque] Once Intention Of Drawer To Not Make Payment Is Clear, Drawee Need Not Wait For 15 Days To File Complaint: Allahabad High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Nov 2020 8:21 PMShare This – xWhile interpreting Section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, the Allahabad High Court has held that once the intention of the party is clear that it does not wish to make payment, the Complainant need not wait for the minimum period 15 days. “In the case in hand, the petitioner herein replied to the notice which goes to show that the intention of the drawer is clear that…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?LoginWhile interpreting Section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, the Allahabad High Court has held that once the intention of the party is clear that it does not wish to make payment, the Complainant need not wait for the minimum period 15 days. “In the case in hand, the petitioner herein replied to the notice which goes to show that the intention of the drawer is clear that he did not wish to make the payment. Once this is clarified, should the complainant wait for the minimum period of 15 days, the answer would be ‘no’,” a Bench of Justice Dr. Kaushal Jayendra Thaker has held. The Bench observed that proviso (c) of the said provision, which prescribes the fifteen days period, is to see the bona fide of the drawer of the cheque and is with a view to grant him a chance to make the payment. “The only object of proviso (c) to Section 138 of the Act, 1881 is to avoid unnecessary hardship if the drawer wants to make payment,” it said. However, it cannot be interpreted to mean that even if the accused refuses to make payment, the complainant cannot file a complaint. “Proviso to Section 138 of the Act, 1881 does not constitute ingredients of offence punishable under Section 138. Proviso to Section 138 simply postpones the actual prosecution of the offender till such time he fails to pay the amount, then the statutory period prescribed begins for lodgement of complaint. The Parliament has granted just and proper time to give to the drawer the opportunity to pay the amount before he could be prosecuted. The offence is completed the moment the cheque is dishonoured,” the Bench held. Reliance was placed on Dashrath Rupsingh Rathod v. State of Maharashtra, (2014) 9 SCC 129. Background In the case at hand, the Petitioner had challenged the summoning order passed by the Magistrate, while contending that he had already filed a reply and the complaint could have been filed only after 15 days of his reply. As per the facts averred, the cheques were dishonoured on 28.5.2019. The complainant sent a notice to the Petitioner on 11.6.2019. As the Complainant did not receive any money, he filed a complaint under Section 138 of Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 on 29.6.2019. The Petitioner had submitted that cheques were dishonoured as he had directed stop of payment. Further, if the notice was sent on 11.6.2019 and no date of service has been mentioned, as per general clause Act, 30 days’ time would have been presumed for service of notice and 15 days thereafter for waiting period of payment and, then only the complaint should have been filed is the submission of the learned counsel for the petitioner. Findings The Court noted that the Petitioner had replied to the notice which goes to show that he had no intention to make the payment. Once this is clear, the Court held, the complainant does not have to wait for the minimum period of 15 days. In this case, judgment in N. Parameswaram Unni v. G. Kannan, (2017) 5 SCC 737 can be relied upon as in this case it appears that notice was deemed to have been served to the petitioner and he was under an obligation to discharge his liability which he has not done. The only object of proviso (c) to Section 138 of the Act, 1881 is to avoid unnecessary hardship if the drawer wants to make payment. Hence, this Court does not find any reason to interfere with the well reasoned summoning order passed by the learned Magistrate, the Court said. It therefore directed the Petitioner to appear before the Court of Magistrate in terms of the summoning order, on or before 15.10.2020, failing which the Court shall be free to take steps as provided by law. The petition was dismissed with costs of Rs. 15,000/-. Case Title: Ravi Dixit v. State of UP & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story