Wendel will appeal €1.5m St Gobain fine

first_img Share Monday 17 January 2011 8:59 pm whatsapp Wendel will appeal €1.5m St Gobain fine KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap FRENCH investment fund Wendel said it would appeal a €1.5m (£1.3m) fine from market watchdog AMF for insufficient disclosure over its stake-building in glassmaker Saint-Gobain in 2007.The case centres on derivatives contracts with different banks which, according to the AMF, were market-sensitive and should have been disclosed by Wendel as the sole purpose was to prepare a stake purchase in Saint-Gobain.Wendel said yesterday it was disappointed at the AMF ruling, adding it had complied with the law and regulations in force when it bought into Saint-Gobain’s capital. “We had been confident on this case. We are surprised,” a spokeswoman said.The case was seen as important because of its similarity to French luxury goods group LVM’’s swoop on rival Hermes.Both LVMH and Wendel used the same type of swap contracts and also spread their transactions across several banks. With each bank staying below the five per cent threshold, no disclosure was necessary.However, AMF chief Jean-Pierre Jouyet said that the Wendel ruling did not prejudge the ongoing probe into the Hermes case.“These are two separate cases, even if the principles of honesty and transparency are applicable to everyone,” Jouyet said. “We cannot…presume the conclusions of the (LVMH-Hermes) probe that will take at least nine months.”The AMF said yesterday its sanctions committee had decided to fine both Wendel and former chairman Jean-Bernard Lafonta €1.5m each for not properly disclosing swap contracts and financing arrangements with banks, which it said were created purely for the purchase of a stake in Saint-Gobain. Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

BoA shares fall after writedown

first_img whatsapp Tuesday 22 February 2011 9:09 pm More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Shares fell in Bank of America yesterday following Monday’s disclosure of a $20.3bn (£12.6bn) charge on its credit unit. The non-cash goodwill writedown paid to regulators will not however affect its capital or prior earnings, according to the bank. The measures take into account weak credit quality in early 2009 as well as an expected loss of revenue in debit-card charges under the Durbin Amendment – a new rule forcing banks to charge less for each swipe of a card. Shares closed down 3.9 per cent at $14.18. KCS-content Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ BoA shares fall after writedown Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Why I don’t trust the Royal Mail share price’s 8.7% dividend

first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why I don’t trust the Royal Mail share price’s 8.7% dividend Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royal Mail Group (LSE: RMG) released a keenly-awaited third-quarter update Thursday. But any shareholders hoping it might provide a bit of respite for the plummeting share price were, sadly, disappointed.Since close on Wednesday, Royal Mail shares have fallen a further 8%. That takes them down 24% so far in 2020, and down 85% since the happy days of summer 2018.5G 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…The latest update was by no means all bad news, with the postal giant reporting a 3.7% rise in total revenue. As my colleague Michael Taylor points out, a cost-cutting exercise is not alone sufficient for getting a company back to profitable long-term growth. No, profits can only grow sustainably if top-level revenue is rising.The festive season seems to have been decent too. Chief executive Rico Back said that “We had a busy Christmas season, which coincided with a General Election for the first time in almost a century.” He pointed to “additional investment and, more importantly, the commitment and dedication of our people” as the key reasons behind that success.ProfitOn the profit front, the firm says it expects operating profit of £300-340m for the year ending March 2020, before any effects from the new IFRS 16 accounting regime. That’s in line with expectations, so it’s not bad news. But it’s still a long way from any return to earnings growth, and I think we’d need to see evidence of that before the share price will start to recover.Analysts have a 30% drop in EPS on the cards for the current year, and they’re expecting it to fall by a further 28% in the following year. That means we’re looking at a forecast P/E of 11 as far out as the 2020/21 year. And though that’s historically low, I still don’t see sufficient safety margin there.I’m disturbed, too, by dividend forecasts. Although the dividend is set to be cut by 40% this year, I think it’s still inadequately covered considering Royal Mail’s turnaround difficulties. Yields have reached 8.7% as the share price cashes. But unless earnings start showing some serious growth soon, I just can’t see that as being remotely sustainable.UnionsBack also said “We are disappointed that the CWU has issued a timeline for a ballot of its members for industrial action. We stand ready to invest £1.8 billion to modernise and grow in the UK. We want to reach agreement with CWU; but we cannot afford to delay this essential transformation any longer.”And that, for me is the killer. Now, I really don’t know if the union has genuine grievances. But speaking purely as an investor, I see threats of industrial action as potentially devastating.Royal Mail is desperately lagging behind the parcel delivery services offered by rivals. It’s not just trying to get ahead, it’s trying to catch up, and it needs a united workforce behind it. And without a recovery plan that has everyone on board, I see further financial hardship — and I place no faith in the dividend.No, I’m not risking a penny of my hard-earned retirement pot on Royal Mail shares. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Alan Oscroft | Friday, 7th February, 2020 | More on: RMG See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Last minute win for the Force from Cameron Shepherd

first_imgThursday Mar 15, 2007 Last minute win for the Force from Cameron Shepherd A week after the Sharks did the impossible to score with time up against the Crusaders at Kingspark, the Force pulled off another of this year’s amazing escapes to beat the Hurricanes 18-17 in the dying seconds. It was the first win at home for the Force in two seasons of the competition, finally giving back to the Perth faithful who turn up every week win or lose. Cameron Shepherd, who is having a fantastic tournament, did it for the Force with a finish in the corner after a courageous fight back by the men from Perth. After the try was scored, the conversion was still needed to win it, and Shepherd didn’t dissapoint.Emulating Ruan Pienaar the week before, he ignored the pressure of the big moment and kept his head. A great moment for the Force, and any neutral rugby fan.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

‘Freak’ try from Rugby League Centenary Test

first_imgMonday May 12, 2008 ‘Freak’ try from Rugby League Centenary Test Rugby League clips on Rugbydump are a thing of rarity, purely because we’re Rugby Union based. But, when the hit or the skill is of the level as was seen on the weekend, we think it’s only fair to share it with the rugby fraternity who expect, demand, and appreciate the type of raw brilliance that was shown by Greg Inglis for Australia. In the Centenary Test between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney, Inglis fumbled a precise Johnathan Thurston cross kick, then leapt and hurled the ball back over his own head while in mid-air as he sailed over the dead ball line. The ball landed in the waiting hands of Mark Gasnier, who touched down with centimetres to spare, leaving even the Melbourne Storm magician amazed with his feat. “We didn’t know if it was a try or not,” Inglis recalled. “I just thought ‘how the hell did I do that. “It’s just one of those things you’ve got to have a crack at. I should have caught the ball in the first place.” The lucky recipient of the pass said he knew immediately that it was a try, even if the video referee was called to adjudicate. “I just treated it like a slips catch,” Gasnier said. “I asked Greg if he’d landed and he said he didn’t so I knew it was a try. “It’s probably the easiest try I’ve ever scored.” The conversion kick was pretty damn special too. Australia, in their Centenary celebration kit, won 28-12 . ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby League , See it to Believe it Related Articles 185 WEEKS AGO Even in defeat Tongan fans show true passion… 309 WEEKS AGO Incredible backflip pass by Nathan Friend… 310 WEEKS AGO Mic’d up league forward Ashton Sims is one… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Ugly fight erupts between French and British navies in annual clash

first_imgThursday Mar 24, 2016 Ugly fight erupts between French and British navies in annual clash The Six Nations is over and England took the honours in the final match, beating France on Saturday, but last night in Toulon there was a beating of a different kind going on as both countries’ respective navies went toe to toe, and its safe to say there was no love lost.The clash between the British Royal Navy and France’s Marine Nationale played host to arguably one of the worst all-in brawls we’ve seen for a long time.Everyone was involved, including those from the substitutes bench, as chaos broke out in the ‘fight’ for the Babcock International Trophy.It was in 2005 that the two sides started playing for the trophy, and despite the fighting, the match ended with the hosts winning it 28-6, squaring up the overall head to head at 6-6.Picking players to send off would have been no easy task, but there were two red cards shown (a prop from each side) and then some time was taken for the referee to cool everyone down.After the game the two sides posed for a photo, and spirits were high despite the all in fracas (Royal Navy were in grey, and the French navy in blue).“It kicked off a bit during the match, but they calmed down and the match was finished. They all went for a drink afterwards and there were no hard feelings,” said a Royal Navy source.video credit: ZACHAYUS1ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Socialist revolution back on the table

first_imgWhat a difference a day makes.Hundreds of militant fighters against capitalism and all its horrible consequences for the world got together here at the 56th National Conference of Workers World Party on Nov. 7-8, and the result was a small earthquake.The venue itself said so much. The conference filled the main hall at the Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center on the edge of Harlem — with its stirring murals of these courageous leaders of the African-American struggle for self-determination. It was in this very building that Malcolm X was brutally gunned down in 1965, after achieving worldwide fame. It has been rebuilt into a beautiful and hopeful place. The preponderance of people of color, women and Queer people, both in the audience and speaking at the WWP conference — plus what they had to say — was yet another vindication of Malcolm’s belief in the rising of oppressed peoples, by any means necessary.So was the presence of a large delegation of Boston school bus drivers, mostly Black and immigrant, whose union fights on a wide variety of progressive causes. The conference theme was audacious: “Putting Socialist Revolution on the Table.” The word “socialism” is getting around these days, finally. But the WWP message was not of the fuzzy kind. What came through in every speech and every piece of literature was that the national liberation struggles of Black and Brown people in the United States, especially since the rise of the militant Black Lives Matter movement and that of low-wage workers, must be and are an integral part of the class struggle to completely transform society by getting rid of capitalism and building socialism. Young people, like the large number attending the conference, have caught onto this very fast. They said through speeches, poetry and song that they don’t want to live in a world where people are humiliated and impoverished because of their nationality, immigration status, sexuality or gender expression.Socialism isn’t just reforming capitalism into something “kinder and gentler,” said many speakers. That’s impossible. The toll this system takes every day on millions and millions of people here and around the world can only be ended when the rule of the bankers and corporate billionaires is broken up through the determined and revolutionary actions of the workers and oppressed. Wow! No mincing of words here.Especially moving were Dionne Smith Downs, a mother from Stockton, Calif., who told about how the criminal police had killed her beautiful 16-year-old Black son, and Erica Mines-Simmons, a community activist from Philadelphia who rocked the hall as she led hard-hitting call-and-response chants born out of the Black Lives Matter movement.WWP’s revolutionary 2016 election campaign After so many heartfelt speeches that laid out the deep suffering in working-class communities, all that pain and anger fused into a collective shout of jubilation when it was announced that WWP would run a revolutionary election campaign in 2016 and that its candidates would be Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly: a Black woman for president, a Black man for vice president. It was Teresa Gutierrez, a dynamic Latina leader and now the WWP election campaign manager, who explained why it was most fitting to run two African-American candidates at this time, and how they would do an excellent job of bringing support for the migrants’ struggle and other issues to a broad audience. The feeling in the hall was unmistakable: A mutual confidence and understanding had been forged between this multinational party — in which Black, Brown and white working-class revolutionaries of all ages, genders and sexualities work and learn together — and outstanding activists in the movements for long-overdue social change. The conference received many messages of solidarity from progressives, socialists and communists around the world and in the U.S. (To read them, go to workers.org.) While rightly focused on the developing movements against national oppression here at home, and with many trade union militants also discussing strategies for fighting the bosses, the agenda also elevated the anti-imperialist, anti-war struggle and supported countries facing threats and sanctions, imposed because they either try to build socialism or just try to keep imperialism from destroying their political and economic sovereignty.WW photo: Brenda RyanFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

United Family celebrates first Employee Appreciation Day

first_img TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 United Family celebrates first Employee Appreciation Day Local News Facebook Twittercenter_img Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterest Twitter On Monday, the United Family will be celebrating its first ever Employee Appreciation Day for team members across Texas and New Mexico. According to a press release on Friday, the Lubbock-based chain said that “United Family team members demonstrated heroic efforts to keep communities going and found the time to give back, donating thousands of hours of volunteer time and millions of dollars in charitable donations.” Community members can go to https://www.theunitedfamily.com/thankyou/ to give a shout out to their favorite team members. People can also honor supermarket frontline workers on social media using the hashtag #SupermarketHeroes and tag their store. Pinterestlast_img read more

Mc Hugh welcomes referendum to expand voting rights in Presidential elections

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Mc Hugh welcomes referendum to expand voting rights in Presidential elections Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp WhatsApp Plans for a referendum to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in Presidential elections have been welcomed by Diaspora Minister Joe Mc Hugh.Minister McHugh says it is a historic recognistion of the strong and enduring links between Ireland and its citizens across the world.Speaking from Philadelphia, he added that the announcement gives rise to a range of legal, policy and practical issues.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/06mchughweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Government has also agreed that work will now commence on modernising the voter resgistration process. Facebook Google+ Previous articleMagee expansion must be prioritised by new administration – U4DNext articleMac Lochlainn claims FF are sending out mixed messages on Brexit News Highland center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – March 13, 2017 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Homepage BannerNews Google+last_img read more

Allahabad High Court Stays Demolition Of Residential Complex Built Near Ancient Buddhist Monuments

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Stays Demolition Of Residential Complex Built Near Ancient Buddhist Monuments LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Feb 2021 6:07 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Monday held a special sitting and stayed the demolition of a residential complex allegedly built in close vicinity of the ancient monuments where Lord Budha attained Nirvana. The concerned Sub-Divisional Magistrate had issued directions for demolition of the Petitioners’ property on Friday, February 12. On being apprised of the same, the…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 Allahabad High Court on Monday held a special sitting and stayed the demolition of a residential complex allegedly built in close vicinity of the ancient monuments where Lord Budha attained Nirvana. The concerned Sub-Divisional Magistrate had issued directions for demolition of the Petitioners’ property on Friday, February 12. On being apprised of the same, the Petitioners urgently moved the High Court seeking quashing of the impugned order. Since the Court was to re-open only on Tuesday, a Division Bench comprising of Justices Naheed Ara Moonis and Dinesh Pathak held a special, urgent hearing on Monday based on the orders passed by Chief Justice Govind Mathur on administrative side. The Division Bench heard both the parties and thereafter directed the Petitioner to make a representation before the competent authority. In the meanwhile, it said, the Respondent-authorities are restrained from taking any coercive against the Petitioner. The order stated, “The writ petition is disposed of with the direction to the petitioners to approach the competent authority within two weeks from today by making a fresh representation/objection, which shall be considered and decided by the authority concerned in accordance with law within a month, thereafter, after giving due opportunity of hearing to the petitioners and after conducting survey of the concerned area. For a period of six weeks or till the date of decision taken by the authority concerned, no coercive action shall be taken against the petitioners by the respondents authorities.” The order was passed on an urgent basis, without calling for the counter and rejoinder affidavits of the concerned parties. The Bench however made it clear that the Respondents shall be at liberty to move a recall application, in case it is found that any facts or details given by the Petitioner are incorrect. Background The Petitioner’s property was said to have been built in violation of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 (AMASR Act). Section 20B of the Act declares the area within 200 meters of every protected monument and archaeological site as Regulated Area and any construction thereof is regulated by the competent authority under the Act. It was alleged in the case at hand that the Petitioner’s property was constructed within 200 meters of the ancient monuments situated in Kushi Nagar district (legendary place where Lord Budha attained Nirvana) and thus, the impugned demolition order was passed. Petitioner’s Arguments The Petitioner raised the following contentions before the Court: The impugned order was passed without giving any opportunity of hearing;A reply/objection to the notice dated January 30, 2021 was submitted on February 12, 2021 but on the same day, the impugned order was passed, without considering the reply/objection;The map of the construction was passed by the competent authority on June 16, 2010 for which no objection was ever raised by the Respondents;Petitioners’ houses/buildings are more than 200 mts. away from the prohibited area of the ancient monuments;Petitioners are residing since more than ten years and the said area has never been declared as prohibited area;The impugned order does not indicate that prior to issuing notice, any enquiry or survey was conducted to find out the exact location of buildings lying in the prohibited area. State’s Arguments The State Government opposed the writ petition, while stating that show cause notice had already been given to the Petitioners in 2010 as well as in 2012, and yet they constructed their buildings/houses in the prohibited area. It was submitted that by way of a notice dated January 30, 2021, an opportunity of hearing was given to the petitioners to file reply/objection within 15 days but they failed to reply the same. It was further argued that the power exercised by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate directing the Tehsildar for the demolition of the construction has been delegated by the Archaeological Survey of India. Findings The Division Bench noted that there is no reason to show that the houses of the Petitioners have been constructed within the prohibited area. It noted, “even the residence of all the persons in the notice have not been shown. In a casual manner, the impugned order dated 12.2.2021 has been passed in haste directing the Tehsildar to get remove the construction of the buildings/houses without giving any opportunity of hearing to the petitioners which is against the principles of natural justice.” Related News The Allahabad High Court recently issued notice on a petition alleging encroachments at an Archaeological site at Kushi Nagar where Lord Buddha attained Nirvāṇa. The Court had also sought a working report along with necessary photographs of the site. The matter is listed for hearing on February 22, 2021. Case Title: Noorjahan & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors. 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 Storylast_img read more