Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) 2006 annual report.Company ProfileDawn Properties Limited offers professional real estate services to government, parastatals, corporates, institutional bodies, the financial services and private sector; including property sales and leasing, property management, real estate valuation and advisory services, and project and development management. Dawn Properties has three real estate businesses in Zimbabwe; property holding, property development and property consulting. It owns approximately 540 hectares of land in residential and commercial markets and manages over 340 000 square metres of lettable space across over 120 sites in Zimbabwe. The valuation division covers property, plant and machinery, and furniture and fittings valuations. Its property and timeshare portfolio include Caribbea Bay Sun Hotel, Monomotapa Hotel, Elephant Hills Resort and Conference Centre, Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Holiday Inn Mutare Hotel and Hwange Safari Lodge. Dawn Properties Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya Limited grows, manufactures and sells tobacco products in Kenya. Cigarettes and other tobacco products in its product range include Dunhill, Rothmans, Embassy, Sportsman, SM, Safari and Rooster. The local cigarette brand produced for the Kenyan market is Embassy. The company also exports tobacco products to 13 countries in the African sub-region. The Kenyan enterprise is a subsidiary of the world’s most prestigious international tobacco business, parent company British American Tobacco Group. BAT Kenya was founded in 1907 and formerly known as BAT Kenya Limited. It changed its name to British American Tobacco Kenya Limited in 1998. British American Tobacco Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfilePadenga Holdings Limited is the leading supplier of crocodile skins and meat in Zimbabwe, accounting for nearly 85% of the global supply of Nile crocodile skins used for high-end luxury fashion brands. The company operates three crocodile breeding and production farms in Zimbabwe; Kariba Crocodile Farm, Ume Crocodile Farm and Nyanya Crocodile Farm. Each farm has the capacity to breed close to 15 000 hatchlings per year. Nile alligators are bred at Lone Star Alligator Farm in Texas, USA. Padenga Holdings Limited produces crocodile skin and meat products for consumption by the local market and for export to European and Asian markets. Padenga Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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Projects “COPY” Apartments photographs: Koichi TorimuraPhotographs: Koichi Torimura+ 24 Share ArchDaily Step Tower / EASTERN Design Office Architects: EASTERN Design Office Area Area of this architecture project Step Tower / EASTERN Design OfficeSave this projectSaveStep Tower / EASTERN Design OfficeSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraApartments•Osaka, Japan “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/406547/step-tower-eastern-design-office Clipboard Japan CopySave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. A stark white ship that sails in the middle of the bustling sea of colors. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe ship floating on the ocean suddenly appears in a shopping center. It evokes a feeling not of a resort area, but of an exotic corner of a town in some southern country. A feeling of a ship that comes across this area by chance. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraIt makes you imagine the wave splashes that occur when the bow heads-on through the sea. It is a pencil building of 9.7 meter width and 21.6 meter depth. Big holds are designed for the balconies at the southwest corner. These holes become bigger as the floors go upwards from the bottom. You can have the same image when you look up the bow from under it. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraIt is simple, neat and clean. You look up the smooth and pure white exterior wall. This reminds you of a cool life style in some southern country, or of being on a trip, and spending days at a tropical land in a quest of change of air. It is an apartment house for rent built at Ibaraki-city in Osaka, a town with a population of 270,000. This town is not only a residential one, but it is now calling for the development of industrial areas for research and development facilities of universities and industrial firms. Therefore, the population is also increasing as an industrial town. This architecture is built at the shopping district, the center of this town, which is located in front of the JR station. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraIt is a building of 10 stories of RC structure consisting of:a tenant spaces at the first floor, one room apartment houses for singles at 2-4 floors, and 2LDK and 3LDk for families at 5-10 floors. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe surrounding buildings are 4-5 stories height. So it is not proper to have a big slit (opening section) for this building. The open space of each floor gets wider as the floor level becomes higher, and you can get a wider sky view. This idea is reflected in the design of this building. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessIs NYC “Landmarking Away” Its Future?ArticlesSant Joan de Reus University Hospital / Pich-Aguilera Architects + Corea & Moran Arq…Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/406547/step-tower-eastern-design-office Clipboard Area: 384 m² Area: 384 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officeEASTERN Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOsakaJapanPublished on July 29, 2013Cite: “Step Tower / EASTERN Design Office” 29 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 22Engineering:SDA Structures, GK Consulting EngineersBushfire Consultant:Building Code, Bushfire Hazard SolutionsCity:Great Mackerel BeachCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rhys HollandText description provided by the architects. Hart House is located on the idyllic shoreline of Great Mackerel Beach and was conceived as a contemporary interpretation of the quintessential one-room Australian beach shack. The form was derived from a wrapped ‘box’ open to one side which provides the building with a protective corrugated aluminum shell. This shell protects the house from the harsh salt environment, cold winter southerly winds, and bushfire prone landscape.Save this picture!© Rhys HollandSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Rhys HollandOnly one side of the box is left fully open – facing towards the sun and the view, allowing the dwelling to embrace the beachfront location. Sandwiched between a cliff and the beach, the building is sited on a steep slope, orientated facing north-easterly across Pittwater towards spectacular Barrenjoey Headland. The steepness of the site gives rise to the illusion from the living space that the house is floating directly above the water. Save this picture!© Rhys HollandThe main single ‘room’ of the house is the double height dining, kitchen and living space, which has a utility pod within it, containing the bathroom and pantry, and housing a loft mezzanine space above. The generous heights give a feeling of openness and airiness which embraces the views of ocean and sky. Directly below the living space is the master bedroom, which opens onto a sandstone terrace constructed from stone from the site. Small openings to the sides of the house puncture through the corrugated aluminum shell, allowing for cross ventilation to all spaces. Highlight windows to the rear of the dining area afford views towards the cliff and bush landscape.Save this picture!© Rhys HollandWhile modest in size, the interior is rich in materiality – the philosophy of ‘less, but better quality’. The tactile quality of the materials used resonated with the artistic bent of the owners of the house; one of whom is a ceramicist. The spaces are lined in birch plywood, with timber flooring and concrete benches completing the rugged and durable interior. Spotted gum is used extensively both internally and externally – like flooring, decking and to construct the doors and windows. It was selected due to its sustainability credentials and inherent bushfire resistance. Corten frames the doors and windows to the sides of the house, tying in with the red hues of the spotted gum, and also providing shading and protection against weather. Save this picture!© Rhys HollandThe lower bedroom level plinth is clad in sandstone taken from the site, anchoring the house, and linking the dwelling with the series of terraced retaining walls which cascade down the site towards the beach. Being accessible only by water, it was important for the house to be largely self-sufficient – the roof houses a significant array of solar panels for energy, rainwater is harvested for the occupant’s needs, and waste is processed on-site. The palette of colors used for the house resonates with the beach and surrounding Australian bush and beach landscape. A place for relaxing and enjoying the beach, this distinctive house captures the view, sun, and breezes to create an unforgettable shack highly suited to the unique opportunities and constraints of the site.Save this picture!© Rhys HollandProject gallerySee allShow lessHutong Filter / ZAISelected ProjectsHouse in Nikko / TAKiBISelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Great Mackerel Beach, Australia Houses Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs: Rhys Holland Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Rhys Holland+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913284/hart-house-casey-brown-architecture Clipboard 2018 Hart House / Casey Brown Architecture Lead Architects: “COPY” Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Il Fanale, TOVO Lighting, The Copper and Zinc Roofing Company, Astra Walker, Breezway Louvre, Woodhill Joinery ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913284/hart-house-casey-brown-architecture Clipboard Year: Architects: Casey Brown Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs Robert Brown – Design Architect; Carly Martin – Project Architect Hart House / Casey Brown ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHart House / Casey Brown Architecture Australia CopyAbout this officeCasey Brown ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGreat Mackerel BeachAustraliaPublished on March 18, 2019Cite: “Hart House / Casey Brown Architecture” 17 Mar 2019. 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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. Three new trustees join Lloyds Bank Foundation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has appointed three new trustees to its Board of Trustee. Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, the Rt. Hon Baroness Hilary Armstrong of Hill Top and Carolyn Fairbairn, non-executive director at Lloyds Banking Group.They join the charity as it prepares to launch its new strategy in April. This will involve investing in charities “that support people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change”.Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Chair of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales said:“Hilary, Carolyn and Paul bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge and we are delighted to welcome them to the Board at a time when the Foundation is launching its new strategy. The Foundation works with charities on the ground to support those facing multiple disadvantage and to create better lives. I look forward to working with our new trustees in accomplishing this.”Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales receives its funding from Lloyds Banking Group. So far it has awarded over £330 million in grants to 42,000 charities across all local authorities in England and Wales. Howard Lake | 19 February 2014 | News 45 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq September 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist shot dead in Basra, 68th killed in Iraq since start of war RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the murder of Fakher Haydar Al-Tamimi, an Iraqi journalist who worked for several foreign news media including the New York Times. He was kidnapped and then shot in the head today in the southern city of Basra. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan February 15, 2021 Find out more News December 16, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation News December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the murder of Fakher Haydar Al-Tamimi, an Iraqi journalist who worked for several foreign news media including the New York Times. He was kidnapped and then shot in the head today in the southern city of Basra.“We are very concerned about security in Basra, as two journalists have been killed there within two months,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is becoming increasingly more difficult and dangerous for the press to operate in Irak. We call on the Iraqi authorities and the US-British military coalition to carry out a rapid and thorough investigation to identify those responsible and prevent any recurrence of such tragedies.” Tamimi was kidnapped from his home in his wife’s presence by four men in plain clothes who reportedly told her they were police and wanted to interrogate her husband. His body was found with a bullet in the head a few hours later 3 km southwest of the city. He is the 68th journalist to be killed in Irak since the start of the war in March 2003, and the 19th since the start of this year.A total of 63 journalists were killed in the Vietnam war, which lasted from 1955 to 1975. Two TV cameramen are also missing in Iraq: Frédéric Nérac of Britain’s ITV News, missing since 22 March 2003, and Isam Hadi Muhsin Al-Shumary of Germany’s Suedostmedia, missing since 15 August 2004. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa News to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa
News Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation RSF_en BrazilAmericas BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Brazil Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Nadja Haddad of radio Band Rio sustained a bullet wound to the chest in a shootout between military police and drug traffickers on 29 August in Rio de Janeiro, culminating a spate of cases of violence against journalists and other press freedom violations in August in which officials were often to blame. May 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at the news that Nadja Haddad of radio Band Rio sustained a bullet wound to the chest in a shootout between military police and drug traffickers on 29 August in Rio de Janeiro, capping a month of attacks and abuse of authority against the press in Brazil.”What with violence and acts of intimidation, often involving officials of different kinds, press freedom is still fragile in Brazil,” the organisation said. “We wish Nadja Haddad a speedy recovery and we hope a thorough investigation will be carried out to determine who fired the shots that could have killed her. We also call on the federal government and state governors to be tougher with officials who try to obstruct journalists in their work.”The shoot-out in which Haddad was injured began in the late afternoon when a military police patrol came under fire from a gang of traffickers making a stand on high ground in Rio’s Botafogo district. Members of the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) were summoned and launched an assault on the traffickers. A shot struck 24-year-old Haddad in the chest, puncturing a lung, as she arrived on the scene in a Brand Rio vehicle. She was rushed to Miguel Couto hospital where she underwent emergency surgery during the night. “Her condition is improving, she is recovering well,” Band Rio editor Alessandra Martins said.Reporters Without Borders meanwhile registered several other cases of attacks and intimidation against journalists in the course of August. These included three in the central state of Tocantins alone, which were reported by the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ).Salomão Aguiar of TV Palmas was attacked during the first week of August by a local judicial official as he was covering a noise control operation by police in the state capital of Palmas. The official, who did not want his car filmed, punched Aguiar in the face, bruising him.On 11 August, police tried to stop TV crews and journalists from TV Palmas, TV Anhanguera and the Jornal do Tocantins from covering a news conference at the state prosecutor’s office in Palmas at which prosecutors produced two police officers accused of extortion. And on 17 August, local parliamentary representative Fábio Martins assaulted Edson Rodrigues, the editor of the weekly Paralelo 13, during a meeting of the Tocantins regional council.Elsewhere in Brazil, Amélia Denardin, the chief of staff of the mayor of Altamira (in the northern state of Pará) assaulted Odair Oliveira of the television station SBT during the Pará Indigenous Games on 14 August and tried to stop him from filming, according to SBT executives, who filed a complaint.Finally, photographer Wladimir de Souza of the Diário de São Paulo newspaper was attacked by a policeman, Antonio Honório, while filming the detention of a drug trafficker at the headquarters of the narcotics police in São Paulo on 10 August. Honório grabbed De Souza, threw him against a wall and broke his camera. to go further September 5, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Non-fatal shooting of Rio journalist caps bad month for Brazilian press News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out more
Top StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Round Up Sanya Talwar15 Nov 2020 9:01 AMShare This – xWeek commencing November 8 to November 14, 20201. Supreme Court Orders Release Of Arnab Goswami From Jail; Says ‘Personal Liberty Must Be Upheld’ [Arnab Goswami V. State of Maharashtra]The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami,who was arrested on November 4 and has been under judicial custody since then in a criminal case relating to abetment to suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik…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?Login1. Supreme Court Orders Release Of Arnab Goswami From Jail; Says ‘Personal Liberty Must Be Upheld’ [Arnab Goswami V. State of Maharashtra]The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami,who was arrested on November 4 and has been under judicial custody since then in a criminal case relating to abetment to suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik in 2018. The top court also allowed the interim release of the co-accused Neetish Sarda and Firoze Mohammed Sheikh in the case. A vacation bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee passed the order after an urgent hearing given to the petitions challenging the November 9 order of the Bombay High Court which denied the accused interim bail in the habeas corpus petitions filed by them challenging their custody.Also Read: “Will Chief Minister Be Arrested If A Person Names Him In Suicide Note For Not Paying Salary?” Salve Argues For Arnab GoswamiAlso Read: Arnab Goswami Case : ‘If This Court Does Not Interfere Today, We Are Travelling On Path Of Destruction’, Says Justice ChandrachudAlso Read: Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan’s Arrest Mentioned In Supreme Court During Arnab Goswami Case HearingAlso Read: “Judging Is My Life. It’s The Best Way To Spend My Birthday!” Justice DY Chandrachud On Arnab Goswami Hearing2. Attorney General Grants Consent To Initiate Contempt Against Comedian Kunal KamraThe Attorney General for India, KK Venugopal has granted his consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra, over his tweets about the Supreme Court in the wake of its order granting interim bail to Arnab Goswami. The AG’s letter referred to Kamra’s comments such as ‘honour has left the building(Supreme Court) long back’ and ‘Supreme Court of the country is the most Supreme joke of the country’. The AG also noted that apart from these comments, Kamra posted a picture of the Supreme Court dressed in saffron colour with the flag of the ruling party, the BJP.Also Read: ‘Don’t Intend To Retract My Tweets Or Apologize’, Kunal Kamra Responds To AG’s Consent For Contempt Against HimAlso Read: Law Student Files Contempt Petition Against Kunal Kamra Over His Tweets On Supreme Court With Sanction From Attorney General3. [Crackers Ban] SC Modifies Telangana HC’s Order Banning Firecrackers In The State In Line With NGT’s Directions Of November 9 [Telangana Fireworks Dealers Association V. P. Indira Prakash]The Supreme Court on Friday modified the order of Telangana High Court which imposed a complete and immediate ban on the sale and use of firecrackers across the state during Diwali to fall in line with the directions imposed by the National Green Tribunal on November 9. A vacation bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Sanjiv Khanna issued notice on the petition and stated that the NGT’s guidelines applied to the State of Telangana and that, it shall comply with the directions in letter and spirit.4. ‘Preservation Of Life Important Than Festivals’: Supreme Court Affirms Calcutta High Court’s Ban On Sale & Bursting Of Firecrackers In West Bengal [Govt. of West Bengal V. Ajay Kumar De]The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the Calcutta High Court order banning the sale and bursting of firecrackers during Diwali, Chatt Puja, Kali Puja, etc in the entire state of West Bengal. A vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee dismissed the special leave petition filed against the November 5 order passed by a division bench of the High Court. In the brief hearing held on Monday, Justice Chandrachud observed that preservation of life was more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than the celebration of festivals.5. SC Refuses To Lift Delhi HC Stay On Delhi Govt Order To Reserve 80% ICU Beds In Pvt Hospitals For COVID-19 Patients [Govt. of NCT Delhi V. Association of Healthcare Providers]The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain the special leave petition filed by the Delhi government against Delhi High Court’s stay on the government order to reserve 80% ICU beds in private hospitals for COVID19 patients. A vacation bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and BR Gavai asked the single bench of the High Court, which is seized of the matter, to hear and decide the matter early having regard to the urgency of the situation.6. Magistrate While Handing Over Possession U/s 14 SARFAESI Act Not Required To Seek Permission From Company Court: Supreme Court [M/s Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd. Vs. Sagi Narayana Raju]The Supreme Court has held that a Magistrate exercising power under Section 14 of the SARFAESI Act is not required to seek permission from the Company Judge before directing handing over of possession of a property. The bench comprising Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi observed that a Company Court exercising jurisdiction under the Companies Act has no control in respect of sale of a secured asset by a secured creditor in exercise of powers available to such creditor under Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act.7. Lack Of Jurisdiction Of A Court May Be A Ground To Seek Dismissal/Return Of Proceedings, Rather Than Seeking Transfer: Supreme Court [Indian Olympic Association V. Kerala Olympic Association]The Supreme Court has dismissed Indian Olympic Association’s plea seeking transfer of a writ petition pending before Kerala High Court to Delhi High Court. The Kerala Olympic Association had filed a writ petition before the Kerala High Court challenging the proceedings initiated by the Ethics Commission of the IOA regarding the election held last year. Before the Apex court, the IOA contended that any proceeding against it, as per its own bylaws, could be filed only in a court within the jurisdiction of the Delhi High Court.8. Blacklisting Orders May Cause Civil Death Of Institutions: SC Sets Aside Indefinite Blacklist Order Issued Against A Pharma Company [Vetindia Pharmaceuticals Ltd. V. State of Uttar Pradesh]The Supreme Court has set aside an indefinite blacklisting order issued in the year 2009 against VETINDIA Pharmaceuticals Limited. An order of blacklisting operates to the prejudice of a commercial person not only in praesenti but also puts a taint which attaches far beyond and may well spell the death knell of the organisation/institution for all times to come described as a civil death, said the bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and Krishna Murari.9. ‘Selective Listing’ Of Matters: SCBA President Writes To Supreme Court Against Urgent Listing Of Arnab Goswami’s CaseThe President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Dushyant Dave, has written a letter to the Secretary General of the Supreme Court, strongly protesting against the ‘extraordinary urgent listing’ of the special leave petition filed by Republic TV Chief, Arnab Goswami, in connection to the 2018 abetment to suicide case. In this backdrop, a vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee had decided to consider the petition of Goswami, who had been under custody since November 4 in the case.[The Supreme Court was on vacation from November 8th to November 14th]Next Story