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Losses widen at Full House Resorts in first half

first_img US casino operator Full House Resorts has put a year-on-year increase in net loss for the first half of 2020 primarily down to the temporary closure of its brick-and-mortar properties due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Regions: US Losses widen at Full House Resorts in first half Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Financecenter_img 7th August 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter US casino operator Full House Resorts has put a year-on-year increase in net loss for the first half of 2020 primarily down to the temporary closure of its brick-and-mortar properties due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Net revenue in the six months to June 30 totaled $45.4m (£34.7m/€38.4m), a drop of 44.8% from $82.2m in the same period last year.Full House closed its casinos in Mississippi, Indiana, Nevada and Colorado in the middle of March. The first site – Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel in Mississippi – did not reopen until 21 May, while the others followed in the first few weeks of June.This period of closure meant casino income took a significant hit, with revenue from casino operations dropping 44.1% to $31.7m. Food and beverage revenue also fell 48.6% to $9.0m, while hotel revenue was down 53.5% to $2.7m and other revenue – including online sports betting – slipped 4.8% to $2.0m.Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Addresslast_img read more

Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgVodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileVodacom Tanzania Plc is a telecommunication company in Tanzania offering products and services ranging from voicemail, data and messaging to leased lines, PABX and international connectivity and remote satellite communication. Vodacom Tanzania also offers products and services for mobile banking, hosting, data storage, disaster recovery and security solutions. Vodacom Tanzania supports Vodacom M-Pesa, a financial app used to send money using a mobile phone; and Vodacom M-Pawa which allows customers to access savings and loan accounts. The company has active roaming agreements with global operators including T-Mobile USA Inc, Vodafone Limited (UK) and Vodafone Limited (India). Vodacom Tanzania Plc is a subsidiary of Vodacom Group Limited. Vodacom Tanzania Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The fight against poverty begins with “Me, Myself, and I”

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom OpinionBy Dr. Ray ShackelfordPride and IndependenceResearch indicates that over 10% of the people in the United States, Florida, Orange County, and Apopka live in poverty. However, living in poverty is no excuse to repeat the cycle for decades to come. For an example, my family of seven lived in a 1000 square foot “MANSION” with one-third of our “MANSION” as a barbershop. When people had to use the “restroom”, they came through our fabulous living room/kitchen/family room//dining room/bedroom/game room combinations. Our bathroom didn’t have a shower or a bathtub. We had to take “wash-offs” in a bucket. From the inside our “MANSION”, we could look up at the roof to see the sun or moon, and down at the floors to see some unique creatures crawling on the ground. When most of us moved to the left, our “MANSION” moved to the left, and vice-versa for the right. This is why I don’t do the “electric slide” today! However, our “MANSION’ survived ALL major hurricanes that came our way.People, including some relatives, picked at our “MANSION” and the clothes we wore to school and on a daily basis. However, our mother, mostly, a working-single parent, always encouraged us to be proud of who we were and what we had because it was A BLESSING from GOD. So, we moved forward with: (1) self-esteem and self- respect; and the support/encouragement of “GOOD PEOPLE”, like my grandmother, some aunts and uncles, some cousins, some police officers, teachers/professors, peers, some pastors, and Sunday School teachers.Concerning self-esteem and self-respect, people need to believe in “ME, MYSELF, and I” as starters for a better quality of life. As a saying goes, “The first and most important person you must believe in is yourself”. “ME, MYSELF, and I” are not about being selfish, but about knowing the differences between right and wrong in a life-long learning environment. With “ME, MYSELF, and I”, people would not look for hand-outs but opportunities for a better quality of life such as being crime-free; obtaining a diploma/GED; going to college/trade school or military; being a tax payer, not a tax burden; or, simply finding a job. If millions of people can do one or a combination of these stated options, other people can do the same based on the statement’ “The best way to fail is not try to succeed”. Moreover, people should continue to DREAM with the understanding that FAITH, PRESERVANCE, and HARDWORK are essentials for DREAMS to become a REALITY.“GOOD PEOPLE”, including some who live in poverty and make tremendous sacrifices, are willing to help other people if such people are willing to help themselves. For an example, our mother reached out to help two children whose mother had passed away and were determined to attend school. “GOOD PEOPLE” do not and should not reward people for bad behaviors unless such people are willing to change based on a statement of President Reagan, “TRUST, BUT VERIFY”. “GOOD PEOPLE” respect and encourage the “GOLDEN RULE”. “GOOD PEOPLE” understand that we, the people, stand on the shoulders of “GOOD PEOPLE” from the past, present, and will do so in the future. “GOOD PEOPLE” believe in “JUSTICE FOR ALL”. “GOOD PEOPLE” promote LOVE and PEACE, not hatred and war.IN SUMMARY, “ME, MYSELF, and I” and the support/encouragement of “GOOD PEOPLE” have and will continue to uplift millions of people from poverty in a CARING, FAIR, and SAFE ENVIRONMENT. “ME, MYSELF, and I, and “GOOD PEOPLE” understand that a better quality of life cannot be achieved with excuses for problem-solving.Ray A. Shackelford, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a retired educator who served as Chair/President of the School Advisory Council (SAC) at an elementary/middle/high school; member of the PTA/PTO/PTSA and IB Council; and as a college/university administrator/Associate Professor. He is a LIFE MEMBER of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, Florida State University Alumni Association, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Shackelford is a concerned citizen who advocates for education; youth programs; crime prevention programs and services; fiscal integrity; and, the involvement of ALL communities and people in the economic development process. Fannie Another great read…Hopefully, more people will be encouraged by your writing and leadership. My belief is that sometimes we may enter through the back door, but with perseverance and hard work, we will exit through the front door! 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply June 5, 2017 at 5:01 pmcenter_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! TAGSDr. Ray ShackelfordPoverty Previous article4 quick tips to keep you safe on the roadNext articleMale Call: 6 symptoms men should never ignore Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Siya Kolisi has made an urgent appeal to South Africa – “I’m begging you”

first_imgMonday Mar 30, 2020 Siya Kolisi has made an urgent appeal to South Africa – “I’m begging you” Springbok World Cup Winning captain Siya Kolisi has made a heartfelt appeal to all South Africans to start taking the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak seriously. Since midnight on Thursday, South Africa has been under a strict lockdown, but it has not been respected in all sectors.ADVERTISEMENTFootage of people in the streets, directly ignoring the orders of the police and army, has been spread across social media. There appears to be a lack of understanding of the severity of the pandemic, coupled with the fact that a huge number of people live in crowded informal settlements or townships, meaning that staying at home is near impossible.Kolisi has used his platform to share a message though, begging people to respect the orders of the president and heed the warnings that this is a very serious thing and generations could soon be wiped out if they are not careful.“It’s imperative that we educate one another and we work together,” he said. “It’s imperative that we listen to the police and the army when they tell us to stay home, and not fight them.”Kolisi has stressed that no matter your age or how healthy you are, the virus can strike you and your loved ones.“You must also think about the people who immune systems are not strong; people that have other illnesses such as HIV and TB.ADVERTISEMENT“Please let’s all stay at home in your area, let’s look after one another because this thing can kill off generations to come.”At time of writing, South Africa have over 1200 cases but have just gone under lockdown a few days ago.This Sky News report from the first day of lockdown, shows just some the challenges that the country of 56 million people face.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… 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 TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 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

Small Charities Coalition launches first Christmas ad to encourage support for smaller organisations

first_img Melanie May | 18 December 2017 | News Small Charities Coalition launches first Christmas ad to encourage support for smaller organisations Tagged with: christmas small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  108 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Friday’s Local Charities Day saw the Small Charities Coalition launch its first ever Christmas ad asking the public to consider giving to smaller organisations this festive season.The one-minute video shows snippets of footage from six small charities and asks the viewer to consider donating to a small charity this Christmas, rather than the bigger household names they are more likely to have heard of. The advert was first shown on the Small Charities Coalition‘s YouTube channel and then shared with its 8,700 members across the UK via email and social media.  107 total views,  1 views today The Small Charities Coalition has also warned that hundreds of its members face an uncertain future because, according to the NCVO Almanac 2017, 80% of donations go to the top 3% of the largest charities.Mandy Johnson, Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition said:“Whilst we don’t want to criticise the larger charities for the amount they spend on advertising, we felt it was important that the Small Charities Coalition does something to ensure that small charities aren’t forgotten during the festive period.”Emily Swords, Chief Executive of Theodora Children’s Charity, one of the charities featured in the advert, commented:“Christmas is a particularly busy time for us. With our frontline resources stretched we find it difficult to find the time to carry out extra fundraising activities to cover the additional costs that we incur. In the meantime, we know that many people will be donating to larger charities who can afford to advertise on TV or send letters asking for support.”The advert was written, directed and produced on a pro bono basis by broadcast content and TV advertising agency, Tigervision. It is set to a piece of music composed and performed by a volunteer specifically for the ad. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

March marks Rabaa massacre anniversary

first_imgThousands of Egyptian-Americans marched from the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations to Times Square on Aug. 14 to mark the first anniversary of the massacre at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo. At least 2,600 supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi were killed by the U.S.-backed Egyptian military.Morsi won the first democratic election in Egypt following the January 2011 rebellion at Tahrir Square, which toppled the 30-year rule of repressive U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak. Taking advantage of dissatisfaction with Morsi and his conservative Muslim Brotherhood movement, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, headed by Gen. Abdel Al-Sisi, staged a coup d’état. The military brass then began a reign of terror against all forces involved in the Egyptian revolution.Speakers drew attention to Washington’s role in the coup. The U.S. provides $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt annually in exchange for safeguarding Israel and protecting Big Oil profits in the Suez Canal. Protesters lashed out at Al-Sisi’s collaboration with Israeli genocide in Gaza by keeping the Rafah border crossing closed and helping to enforce the blockade.The protest was sponsored by Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights and supported by the International Action Center.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Blog that satirizes President Aliev made inaccessible

first_imgNews July 28, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blog that satirizes President Aliev made inaccessible “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan April 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Internet users in Azerbaijan are currently unable to access Tinsohbeti.com, a foreign-based satirical blog with cartoons making fun of President Ilham Aliev and his government, Reporters Without Borders said today. The blog has been rendered inaccessible in the past, forcing its publishers to change their Internet address several times.“The government clearly does not appreciate a blog that challenges the image the official media present of President Aliev as always smiling and affable,” the press freedom organisation said. “We strongly suspect the Azeri authorities of blocking the Tinsohbeti site, and if this is the case, we call on them to put an end to this censorship.”As well as cartoons of Aliev, the blog includes articles that openly criticise government policies. But Internet users trying to connect to Tinsohbeti.com from inside Azerbaijan today are sent to a page that says, “This web page does not exist” or “The connection to this website is impossible.”In Azerbaijan, the communications ministry exercises a monopoly of the long-distance telephone network through the state-owned company Aztelcom, and most of the country’s ISPs depend directly on it. It is therefore very easy for the government to ensure implementation of an order blocking an Internet address.The Avrasiyaturk.com and Virtualmonitor.org websites were rendered inaccessible in this fashion for a while in 2003.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org to go further Follow the news on Azerbaijancenter_img June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh News Organisation News June 8, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Lake Avenue Church: The Concert for Wild Hope of Africa – May 11

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Join Lake Avenue Church for an incredible night of music to benefit and Empower the Maasai Families and artisans of Wild Hope Ministries in Tanzania. Featuring Tommy Walker and the Christian Assembly Worship Band, LAC Orchestra & Choir, Christian Assembly’s Generations Choir, Ingrid Chun and the Maasai Artisans from Tanzania. The concert will be held at the Lake Avenue Church,  Friday, May  11 at 7:00 p.m.Proceeds from any free-will offering will support, clean water pumps, Micro-finance loans, Schools and educational development, Christian leadership development and Church empowerment. Free childcare available for infants to 5-year-olds. The concert is free and no registration required. This concert is a Kingdom Partnership of Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena and Christian Assembly Church, Eagle Rock. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Religious Music Lake Avenue Church: The Concert for Wild Hope of Africa – May 11 Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | 5:27 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week About Wild Hope:Wild Hope is a non-profit 501©(3) organization that began in 2004 thru the efforts of Peter and Tammy Russell. Planting their base in Arusha, Tanzania in 2005, and joined two years later by Byron and Lisa Borden, the organization has brought a multi-level ministry that strives to bring, “Transformation and Hope,” to the local people in East Africa thru leadership development, income generation, educational assistance, sports outreach and discipleship. For more information please visit http://www.wildhopeinternational.org/About Tommy WalkerTommy Walker is a musician who has travelled around the globe to places like Singapore, Guatemala, Brazil and Japan for worship concerts and outreaches. He has penned over 100 songs that are heard worldwide – songs such as “He Knows My Name,” “That’s Why We Praise Him,” “Mourning Into Dancing,” and “I Have a Hope.” Tommy has also recorded with Maranatha! Music, Integrity Music, and Get Down Ministries. Tommy has led worship at Christian Assembly since 1990. For more information visit http://tommywalker.net.Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit www.lakeave.org. Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Ex-Pasadena Water and Power GM Appointed to Board of Energy Organization

first_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Former Pasadena Water and Power General Manager Phyllis Currie has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the nation’s first regional transmission organization, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), Inc.Currie’s three-year term begins in January 2016. She was appointed on December 10, 2015 at the same time as Mark S. Johnson, another African-American, who was the former Vice President of Transmission Operations for Pacific Gas and Electric.Currie was at PWP’s helm for 14 years, retiring in June this year. She started working for PWP in 2001 following a 30-year career with the city of Los Angeles where she served as Chief Financial Officer of the LA Department of Water and Power.Currie also served as board chairman of the American Public Power Association in 2012, and was also on the board of the Electric Power Research Institute.When she retired from PWP, Currie started serving as president of the California Municipal Utilities Association and board member of the Southern California Public Power Authority.Currie is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her and Johnson’s appointment completes the expansion of the MISO corporate board from seven to nine independent seats.Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, MISO manages one of the largest energy markets, with more than $37 billion in annual gross market energy transactions. It ensures reliable operation of and equal access to high-voltage power lines in 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba.MISO was approved in 2001 as the nation’s first regional transmission organization. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Government Ex-Pasadena Water and Power GM Appointed to Board of Energy Organization From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 14, 2015 | 11:35 am Community News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Plea In SC Seeks Issuance Of Directions To Ensure Supply Copy Of FIR To Accused Within 24 Hours

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Seeks Issuance Of Directions To Ensure Supply Copy Of FIR To Accused Within 24 Hours Sanya Talwar20 July 2020 11:42 PMShare This – xA plea has been preferred before the Top Court seeking issuance of directions to the Director General of Police of States and respective Home Secretaries for devising a mechanism of ensuring supply of certified copy of FIR to accused within 24 hours of the same being sought.Filed by Avishek Goenka, the petition filed by way of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) states that in light of…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?LoginA plea has been preferred before the Top Court seeking issuance of directions to the Director General of Police of States and respective Home Secretaries for devising a mechanism of ensuring supply of certified copy of FIR to accused within 24 hours of the same being sought.Filed by Avishek Goenka, the petition filed by way of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) states that in light of the prevailing pandemic situation, the issue of availability of an FIR attains immense importance “as courts of jurisdictional magistrates are closed, forcing the accused persons to abandon their legal remedy which is violative of Article 14 & 21 of the Constitution”.In light of this, the instant plea poses a question of whether directions passed by the Supreme Court in Youth Bar Association of India V. Union of India (2016) 9 SCC 473 with regard to the supply of the certified copy of FIR by police/jurisdictional magistrate needs re-consideration in view of the present pandemic situation.”the accused persons can seek any legal remedy effectively only if he/she has the copy of FIR along with a copy of the complaint. In normal circumstances, one can get the same from the court of jurisdictional magistrate….. With the closure of courts of jurisdictional magistrate, the accused persons are left in lurch and are at mercy of the police for the copy of FIR. Non availability of a copy of FIR effectively curbs the fundamental rights of such persons” – the Plea statesThus, the plea states that even though there have been efforts to effectively fight the COVID19 pandemic, its guidelines are “totally silent towards the apathy faced by such accused persons in getting a copy of the FIR alongwith a copy of the complaint in present pandemic situation.”The petition also notes that the Disaster Management Act the Central Government can issue mandatory directions to State Government, during the prevalence of the pandemic under DMA Act and the same shall not be hit by doctrine of federalism.Additionally, the petition seeks issuance of directions to issue necessary directions to DGP’s and Home Secretaries of States to accept applications for copy of FIR through physical and electronic means and constitution of an expert committee for examining and recommending on the prayer laid down on this petition.Next Storylast_img read more