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. Royston Wild | Monday, 31st August, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Stock market crash: why I’m buying cheap UK shares in an ISA to make a million 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. 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We all dream of becoming a millionaire, but very few of us make it over the finish line. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Investing in UK shares is a tried-and-tested way of getting rich and retiring early. The rocketing number of Stocks and Shares ISA millionaires over the past decade is perfect evidence of this.You don’t have to spend a fortune to try and reach this goal either. But you do need take the bull by the horns when rare investment opportunities arise. That means diving in and buying UK shares after stock market crashes. It’s a strategy that sets apart those who make modest investor returns from those who become stock market millionaires.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…Making millions from UK sharesThe FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have made no gains over the summer. The steady spread of Covid-19 and fears over fresh lockdown measures mean that dip buyers remain thin on the ground. Other fears, like US-led trade wars, Brexit and political uncertainty in Washington, are also hampering demand for UK shares.This lack of dip buying is a wasted opportunity for share investors to make serious money. It’s no coincidence that the number of ISA millionaires ballooned in the wake of the 2008/09 banking crisis. These individuals bought UK shares just after that stock market crash, and watched the value of their investments rocket as economic conditions improved and earnings rose.The FTSE 100 doubled in value in the decade following the sub-prime mortgage crisis in the US. Those who bought when the Footsie struck its lows of 3,500 points in February 2009, and then watched it surge to record tops of 7,550 points less than 10 years later, made an absolute killing. The 2020 stock market crash presents an opportunity for you and I to follow a similar path.You can get rich after the stock market crashThere’s plenty of economic, geopolitical and social uncertainty out there, sure. But stock investors can reduce the near-term risk to their share portfolios by following a few simple tips. Buying UK shares with strong balance sheets to help them survive a global recession, for example, is a good idea. So is picking stocks with competitive advantages (or ‘economic moats’) that will help them outlast their rivals. Examples of this include lower cost bases, better brand power or superior products.Stock market volatility is nothing new. And it’s nothing that should discourage long-term investors from continuing to buy UK shares. The evidence shows that those who buy shares with a view to holding them for five, 10, 20 years or more make a mighty average annual return of 8% to 10%. Compare that with the paltry returns offered by sub-1%-yielding Cash ISAs, for example.You can significantly improve your chances of hitting that magic 10% marker by buying after stock market crashes. There are plenty of high-quality UK shares trading too cheaply following recent panic-selling. By buying them today you watch them steadily climb in value during the recovery phase of the economic cycle. And you could possibly become a stock market millionaire in the process. 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Since January 2016, returns from the FTSE 100 have badly lagged those from other major indices. The Footsie has climbed by about a ninth (11.6%) in five years. Over the same period, the US S&P 500 index has almost doubled, up by more than 93% and 1,800 points higher.The FTSE 100 has struggled since 1999I see two reasons for the FTSE 100’s sluggish performance since 2016. First, the Brexit vote in June 2016 led to years of political uncertainty before the UK and EU finally inked a deal only days ago. Second, the Footsie is packed with ‘old economy’ stocks in sectors such as banking, energy, natural resources and utilities. In this increasingly hi-tech world, investors have rejected these boring shares in favour of go-go tech stocks, where the US is king.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…After three major market crashes since 1999 — in 2000-03, 2007-09 and spring 2020 — the FTSE 100 is lower today than it was in December 1999. Indeed, the Footsie first reached today’s levels (around 6,600 points) in late 1999. Over the past 21 years, the index has drawn what I call ‘the Big W’ as it almost halved, doubled, and halved again before rebounding. Furthermore, the index currently trades roughly 1,300 points below its record high of 22 May 2018 — down almost a sixth (16.3%).The Footsie’s five biggest stars since 2016Of the FTSE 100’s current members, 96 shares have been included for five years. Of these, 64 stocks have risen, while 32 have fallen in value. The gains for these 64 winners range from 0.1% up to a whopping 825.7%. The average increase across all 64 gainers is 126.8%, beating the wider index by over 115 percentage points. However, this mean average is heavily skewed by a group of 13 stocks that have all tripled or better in half a decade. These are the FTSE 100’s five top-performing shares since January 2016:Anglo American 825.7%Ocado Group 726.9%EVRAZ 617.9%Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust 360%JD Sports Fashion 296.9%In first place, with its shares almost 10 times as valuable (+825.7%), is global miner Anglo American. Anglo digs up and sells metals (platinum, copper, nickel and iron ore), as well as coal and diamonds. In second place is online grocer Ocado, with a gain of almost 727%. Though Ocado shares have tumbled more than £5 from their record high above £29 in September, I still see them as hugely over-valued.The bronze medal goes to global steelmaker and miner Evraz, which mostly operates in Russia, Ukraine and North America. Evraz’s biggest shareholder is Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea FC. Fourth place goes to SMIT, an investment trust whose heavy exposure to US mega-tech stocks has made it a top performer in the fund universe. The fifth FTSE 100 star is JD Sports, a retailer known for selling sportswear, leisurewear and outdoor clothing.Which star would I buy today?Although I like the look of Anglo, its shares are a little bit too pricey for me right now. Ocado is great at scaling up losses as it grows, so it’s definitely not for me. Given the bubble in US tech stocks, SMIT is also off my list. Finally, JD Sports is a great business, but I’m steering clear of retailers until the economy improves. Hence, my pick for 2021 and beyond among these FTSE 100 stars is Evraz. With a dividend yield exceeding 9.2%, I’d stick these shares into my ISA to generate a chunky tax-free income! Cliff D’Arcy | Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy 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. 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England v France live stream: How to watch the Autumn Nations Cup matchThe Autumn Nations Cup reaches its conclusion this afternoon, with England and France kicking off at 2pm in the final at Twickenham.It’s ten months since France beat England in Paris in the Six Nations, but it will be a completely different team in blue that lines up for this match.It will be a real contrast of experience, with England fielding a starting XV with 772 caps while France’s starting team has just 68. Four England players – Ben Youngs (103), Owen Farrell (87), George Ford (71) and Joe Launchbury (68) have as many caps as the entire French XV!There is a full England v France match preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream of the match wherever you are.How to watch England v France from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Autumn Nations Cup coverage, like England v France, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Autumn Nations Cup live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. 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England v France is on SuperSport’s Rugby channel (kick-off 4pm).There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.England v France live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Autumn Nations Cup matches, like England v France, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $19.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $59.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription England v France live stream: How to watch from FranceFrance 2, a free-to-air channel, has the Autumn Nations Cup broadcast rights in France. They will be showing England v France, with the match kicking off at 3pm French time. England v France live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, beIN Sports has the rights to show Autumn Nations Cup matches, with England v France kicking off at 1am in the early hours of Monday.Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action.You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers so you could take advantage of that to watch some of these Autumn Nations Cup matches.Kayo Sports offer Clean through: Jonny May scores against France in February (Getty Images) We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. 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Find out what devices you can watch Prime Video on here.England v France live stream: How to watch from IrelandPremier Sports will show England v France (kick-off 2pm) for Irish viewers.If you have a Sky contract, Premier Sports is part of the broadcaster’s ‘Sports Extra’ package, which costs €10 a month for the first six months and €20 a month after that for Sky Sports customers (€17 and €34 for non-Sky Sports customers).You can also access Premier Sports via a Now TV day or month pass, which allows you to watch sports channels without committing to a long-term contract.Get a Now TV Pass It will be a real contrast of experience in the final at Twickenham England v France live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, FloSports have the exclusive rights to show every Autumn Nations Cup match live. 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Online donations double at commission-free Bmycharity 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 December 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Bmycharity Digital Ben Brabyn, Managing director of Bmycharity, reported that, since changing its business model, the service had attracted “scores of new charities” with “hundreds more looking to join up”.“The reaction we’ve had since switching to commission free donations has been fantastic”, said Brabyn. “In a tough economic environment people raising money for good causes know that every penny counts. That means not wasting money by fundraising through sites that charge up to five percent commission on charitable donations. These numbers confirm that people want a new commission free approach.”Virginia Prifti, Founder of Lawrence’s Roundabout Well Appeal, explained why the charity used Bmycharity: “It is galling that some high profile sites skim a commission from our hard won donations. Every pound we give in commission is a pound that we have to go out and raise all over again. Signing up with Bmycharity was really a no-brainer.”www.bmycharity.com Charitable donations through online giving service Bmycharity last month were twice as much as they were in November 2008. Donations in November 2009 were over £546,000, up from £274,000 in the same month last year.Average donation values have also increased from £54.24 to £59.26 in the same periods.Bmycharity introduced its commission free service in October 2009 with the stated aim of saving charities more than £11 million in commission charges in 2010. Founder Ben Brabyn attributes this doubling of donations to its stance on not charging commission and its “Free my charity” campaign. Advertisement 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.
February 6, 2021 Find out more March 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Student court martialled for blogging about army human rights violations News Reporters Without Borders condemns university student Ahmed Abdel Fattah Mustafa’s trial by court martial for blogging about army human rights violations. Held incommunicado since his arrest by state security agents on 25 February, he appeared today before a Cairo military court on charges of “publishing false news” and trying to “undermine people’s confidence in the armed forces.” The trial was adjourned.“Mustafa is a civilian and there are no grounds for trying him before a military court,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These extraordinary judicial proceedings are designed to intimidate anyone who dares to criticise the army. This is further proof of the government’s inability to tolerate sensitive subjects being tackled by bloggers.”A student at the University of Kafr El Sheikh’s engineering faculty and a member of the “6 April Movement,” Mustafa wrote in his blog (http://hazel2eyes.jeeran.com/archive/2009/2/805460.html) in early 2009 about army human rights violations. It was his lawyer who told his family that he had been arrested. The last entry in his blog was an anonymous comment warning him that he would be punished within two days because he “knew nothing about the army.”His lawyers have not been allowed access to the findings of the investigation. The military forced Mustafa to delete the blog entry about the army.Another blogger, Kareem Amer, has been jailed since 2006 for criticising religious authoritarianism and gender discrimination. Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Egypt News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Receive email alerts EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff February 1, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en January 22, 2021 Find out more
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement Cllr Maria ByrneFINE Gael councillor Maria Byrne claims that Ireland has made a significant recovery since 2012, when 15.1 per cent of the Irish labour force was unemployed. “In the past month alone, the number on the live register has decreased by 4,300. The number of people signing on the register is now 10.8 per cent lower than this time last year. Almost 80,000 jobs have been created since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs and the Government is now focused on spreading the recovery outside of our main cities into towns throughout the country,” she said. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsJobs recoveryBy Alan Jacques – March 14, 2015 698 Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSCllr Maria ByrneFine Gaellimerick Previous articleIn the loopNext articleMusic interpreted, live series Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
For the first time since 2012, overseas investors became net sellers of U.S. real estate, and in this Video Spotlight, CNBC’s Diana Olick discusses the $21.3 billion in direct acquisitions and $21.4 billion sold by investors in Q2 2019.“Prices in the U.S. are at record highs, and the returns are low, so its just hard for investors to put money to work in the U.S.,” said Olick.Investor confidence is slipping as market conditions remain volatile, according to a new study from Wells Fargo. According to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor Optimism Index, U.S. investor optimism fell to its lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2016 as investor confidence weakened in the 12-month outlook for the stock market and U.S. employment.The Q3 2019 Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index is now 72, down 13 points from 85 in the second quarter and well below the post-recession high of 117 reached in the fourth quarter of 2017, the largest quarterly drop for the index in more than three years.“Even before the volatility of the past two weeks, investors were rattled by the market decline at the start of the month, including a nearly 800-point drop in the Dow at the start of the survey period,” said Andy Byer, head of Client Service and Advice for Wells Fargo Advisors on Business Wire. Overseas Real Estate Investors are Net Sellers Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Investment Overseas sellers 2019-09-02 Seth Welborn September 2, 2019 3,070 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Print This Post Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Overseas Real Estate Investors are Net Sellers Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Hurricane Dorian Causing Havoc in the Atlantic Next: Fannie Mae Reports Shifts in Delinquency Rates Tagged with: Investment Overseas sellers
Police have blamed dissident Irish republicans for a gun attack on one of their patrols in Derry.The patrol was driving along Westland Street in the Bogside in the early hours of this morning.A gunman opened fire and hit the car twice.The police say it is fortunate members of the patrol or civilians were not hurt or killed.Superintendent Garry Eaton, the G District Operations Manager, said: “It is fortunate that we are not speaking about deaths or injuries today. Members of the crew were kept safe by protective equipment on the vehicle, however if the shots had missed, then anyone walking or standing on the street could have been hit.“The officers were carrying out normal patrolling to keep the community safe. Those who organised and carried out the attack were totally reckless and showed total disregard for the lives of people in that community.“Despite this incident; we remain committed to providing the people of Derry with the type of positive and dedicated policing that they ask and expect of us.”Detectives are appealing for information. Information can be given on the police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, it can be provided to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. By News Highland – July 30, 2014 Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Dissidents blamed for gun attack on PSNI in Derry News Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleNew commonage stocking rules may stop payments to some Donegal farmersNext articleBundoran named best surfing destination on the planet News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
News Updates’Natural Instinct Of Compassion & Service Needs To Be Rekindled For Human Existence’: MP, Orissa HCs Impose Planting Of Saplings As A Bail Condition [Read Orders] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Jun 2020 1:43 AMShare This – xIn its recent order granting bail to a person accused of assaulting a minor girl with intent to outrage her modesty, the Madhya Pradesh High Court directed him to plant saplings along with tree guard, as one of the conditions for bail. “This direction is made by this Court as a test case to address the Anatomy of Violence and Evil by process of Creation and a step towards Alignment…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?LoginIn its recent order granting bail to a person accused of assaulting a minor girl with intent to outrage her modesty, the Madhya Pradesh High Court directed him to plant saplings along with tree guard, as one of the conditions for bail. “This direction is made by this Court as a test case to address the Anatomy of Violence and Evil by process of Creation and a step towards Alignment with Nature. The natural instinct of compassion, service, love and mercy needs to be rekindled for human existence as they are innately engrained attributes of human existence,” Justice Anand Pathak observed while imposing the condition. The accused had been booked under Sections 354 of IPC and 7/8 of POSCO Act. The court allowed his bail application in view of the Covid-19 situation, on his furnishing personal bond of Rs.50,000/- in addition to the condition to plant saplings. “It is the duty of the trial Court to monitor the progress of the trees because human existence is at stake because of the environmental degradation and Court cannot put a blind fold over any casualness shown by the appellant regarding compliance. Therefore, trial Court is directed to submit a report regarding progress of the trees and the compliance made by the appellant by placing a short report before this Court every quarterly (every three months), which shall be placed under the caption “Direction” before this Court. Any default shall disentitle the appellant from benefit of bail,” the court further ordered. The Orissa High Court also, in a recent order, directed a person accused of criminal intimidation and attempt to murder, to plant a hundred saplings as a condition for bail. “It is directed that the petitioner may be enlarged on bail on some stringent terms and conditions as deemed just and proper by the learned S.D.J.M., Boudh with further condition that the petitioner shall plant 100 saplings in his village within three months from the date of his release,” the single-Judge bench of Justice SK Panigrahi ordered. The accused has been directed to furnish a proof of compliance of the said condition to the Investigating Officer concerned. The peculiar bail condition is a welcome change in terms of environment protection. The case before the Orissa High Court related to one Subhransu Pradhan who had been accused of forcibly entering into the complainant’s house, and assaulting his family members. It was also alleged that the accused was interested in the complainant’s daughter and had attempted to kidnap her on the point of the deadly weapons. The accused had therefore been booked under Sections 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 354B (Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 294 (Obscene acts or words in public) , 307 (Attempt to murder), 506 (Criminal intimidation) and 379 (Theft) of IPC, by the Boudh Police Station. The court allowed the bail application, on noticing that a marriage proposal was in currency between the informant’s daughter and the accused. “It reveals that no prima facie case is made out against the name of the present petitioner. Moreover, the basic ingredients of the offences alleged are not made out. Rather, it is found that they were well-known to each other and stated to have intimacy between them,” the court observed and allowed the bail plea. Click Here To Download Order Of MP HC Click Here To Download Order Of Orissa HC Next Story
News UpdatesAllahabad HC Directs Petitioners To Approach Registrar General For Use Of A4 Sheets With Double-Sided Printing In Court Filings [Read Order] Akshita Saxena27 July 2020 4:48 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Monday directed a writ petitioner to make a representation before the Registrar General with respect to utilization of A-4 size paper with printing on both sides in official as well as judicial functioning in all the courts across the state of Uttar Pradesh. “The petitioner however, is at liberty to submit a detailed demand notice to the respondents…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 directed a writ petitioner to make a representation before the Registrar General with respect to utilization of A-4 size paper with printing on both sides in official as well as judicial functioning in all the courts across the state of Uttar Pradesh. “The petitioner however, is at liberty to submit a detailed demand notice to the respondents and on denial of that or having no result thereon within a reasonable time, the petitioners may approach under Article 226 of the Constitution,” a division bench comprised of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ramesh Sinha ordered. The direction was passed after the bench noticed that the Petitioners, law students at the Allahabad University, had not approached the concerned authority before invoking the writ jurisdiction of the Court. “The issue sought to be agitated by the petitioners requires serious consideration in administrative side. It is also well settled that the condition to have a writ in the nature of mandamus is that a person demanding such writ must first approach the authority concerned against whom relief is sought. The petitioners before approaching this Court have not satisfied such condition precedent. In view it, we are not inclined to interfere in the matter at this stage,” the order states. The Petitioners had approached the Court with a view to downsize environmental degradation, by eliminating unnecessary and excess use of paper, which directly equates to, inter alia, the cutting of trees, depletion and over-exploitation of forests and water resources, and also large-scale pollution. They had also pointed out that usage of Legal Size Paper with one side printing costs more and unnecessarily pinches the pockets of the litigants, much less, hits hard upon the pockets of poor litigants coming from weaker and underprivileged sections. It may be noted that the Supreme Court and the High Courts of Calcutta and Tripura have already permitted the use of A4 size papers, with print on both the sides, in a bid to minimize paper consumption. Case Details: Case Title: Saumitra Anand & Ors. v. Registrar General, HC & Ors. Case No.: PIL No. 665/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ramesh Sinha Appearance: Advocates Ankur Azad and Shashwat Anand (for Petitioners); CSC Ashish Mishra (for Respondents) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story