[COVID-19] ‘Non-residents Cannot Be Enlarged On Bail At This Stage’, Calcutta HC Dismisses Bail Plea By Bangladeshi National[Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[COVID-19] ‘Non-residents Cannot Be Enlarged On Bail At This Stage’, Calcutta HC Dismisses Bail Plea By Bangladeshi National[Read Order] Mehal Jain17 April 2020 2:17 AMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court on Thursday denied bail to a Bangladeshi national, who has been in custody for 270 days, arrested under section 411 and 414, IPC for ‘receiving’ and ‘concealing’ stolen property. On behalf of the applicant it was urged that he is a Bangladeshi national ‘but that should not stand in the way of granting bail”, that “he has been in custody for 270 days”, and 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?LoginThe Calcutta High Court on Thursday denied bail to a Bangladeshi national, who has been in custody for 270 days, arrested under section 411 and 414, IPC for ‘receiving’ and ‘concealing’ stolen property. On behalf of the applicant it was urged that he is a Bangladeshi national ‘but that should not stand in the way of granting bail”, that “he has been in custody for 270 days”, and that “the stolen articles have been recovered and copy of seizure list emailed”. It may be noted that both the offences attract a maximum imprisonment for 3 years and/or fine. The applicant’s counsel placed Reliance on a judgement of 24th July, 2014 of a Division Bench of the Court in Swapna Akhter v. State of West Bengal, where a Bangladeshi citizen, a housewife aged around 25 years, having entered India on a valid passport and Visa but failed to leave the country prior to the expiry of her Visa and therefore, found in breach of the provisions of the Foreigners Act, was granted bail. In that case, the Court had taken note of the representation made by the petitioner’s father before the appropriate government in connection with her detention, the correspondence exchanged between the two governments regarding her repatriation, the validity of her passport and the fact that she entered India on a valid Visa, to afford “a semblance of identity to the petitioner”. “The ratio of Swapna Akhter does not apply to him in the present situation”, remarked the Single Judge. Reference was also made to the directions of the state’s High Powered Committee regarding release of convicts/undertrials eligible for parole or interim bail, in pursuance of the Supreme Court order for decongestion of jails in view of the COVID outbreak. “Directions given in the High Powered Committee’s report dated 27th March, 2020 are for giving benefit of judgment dated 2nd July, 2014 of Supreme Court in Arnesh Kumar – Versus – State of Bihar to convicts/undertrials in offences, except those specified. Further additional direction in the alternative is, inter alia, that convicts or undertrial prisoners having residence outside the State may not be considered for release at this stage. This stage is the stage where there is lock down because of pandemic on COVID-19”, stated the High Court. Rejecting the bail application, the Single Bench expressed, “The applicant since not resident in the State as being a Bangladeshi national, cannot be considered for grant of bail at this stage”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Aviva survey shows ‘invisible’ spend

first_imgA typical UK adult spends £948 a year on ‘invisible’ items such as coffees, shop-bought lunches, post-work drinks and treats for children, says a new survey commissioned by insurance company Aviva.A study of 2,000 adults across the UK discovered that, on average, each person spends £18.23 each week on items such as takeaway food.Over a year this adds up to £947.96 and over a lifetime, £47,398, and Aviva has extrapolated that UK adults are spending £48 billion a year on invisible items.The research also showed that younger people were more likely to be the biggest ‘invisible spenders’, possibly because they have fewer demands on their cash and are less used to budgeting.The average weekly amount ‘invisibly’ spent by 18- to 24-year-olds was £21.17, while 55- to 64-year-olds spent £15.54.Rodney Prezeau, consumer platform managing director for Aviva, said: “Our study found that 26% of people don’t really keep track of their spending at all, and a further 22% only keep an eye on larger purchases, so many of us may be surprised if we actually look at where our money is going.”The findings are based on a study of 2,000 adults across the UK carried out by ICM Research in September 2015.The full list of ‘invisible’ items includes: snacks such a chocolate bars, fruit and crisps; shop-bought lunches; shop-bought drinks; treats for children; newspapers and magazines; alcoholic drinks outside the home; cigarettes; and takeaway food.last_img read more

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Online Sale of Props From Disneys Maleficent to Benefit Boys Girls Clubs

first_imgOne Kings Lane, a leading online destination for the home, will sell 150 props from the set of Disney’s live-action epic Maleficent and all the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.The sale will offer one-of-a-kind items, including embroidered and lush cushions, ornate trunks, and pewter serveware from the film set. This marks the first time Walt Disney Studios has sold film set pieces from a new release. The online sale begins May 30 at 11 A.M. EDT/8 A.M. PDT exclusively on www.OneKingsLane.com.“Fans of the film and its exquisite interiors are in for a treat with these rare pieces, and we’re delighted to be the only retailer to offer them,” said Susan Feldman, One Kings Lane chief merchandising officer and co-founder. “The array of beautiful product truly captures the fantasy and marvel that is Maleficent.”The 150 products range from a petite jar with wishbone stick, $75, from Elle Fanning’s character Aurora’s cottage, to a pewter chalice, $165, and Indian chappati bowl, $325, from the majestic castle’s great hall. Additional pieces include a large tapestry with painted scene, $800, and baroque trunks and chests, starting from $1,000.“We formed an eccentric mix of chaos and fun,” said Lee Sandales, set decorator, Maleficent. “As set designers we tell a story with scenery. The bold vision of Maleficent has allowed us to imagine a whole fantastical world.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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