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Calvert walks free after just seven months

first_img MALCOLM Calvert, the ex-Cazenove partner jailed earlier this year for insider dealing, has been released from jail after serving under a third of his 21-month sentence, City A.M. can reveal.His early release comes as a smack in the face for the Financial Services Authority, which has gone all out this year in its efforts to convince the City it is getting tough on financial crime.At the time of Calvert’s conviction in March, FSA enforcement director Margaret Cole said the sentence was proof the regulator would “take the strongest action” against anyone involved in insider dealing, describing it as “another milestone” in the FSA’s fight against market abuse.Sidney Myers, head of the financial services regulatory practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner, stressed that prison authorities, not the FSA, would have called the shots on Calvert’s early release. But he said: “Given the FSA’s desire to be seen to crack down on this type of financial crime, it will clearly be disappointed Calvert was not required to serve a longer sentence”.Calvert, 65, known as “Streaky”, will have to wear an electronic tagging device so that officials can monitor his movements.Sources close to the process said he was eligible for a shortened sentence because he was a low-risk “Category D” prisoner due to his age, the type of offence and an impeccable behaviour record while behind bars.It is unclear whether his lawyers will elect to proceed with an appeal against his sentence, which is still pending even after his release. whatsapp Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp Thursday 7 October 2010 9:47 pmcenter_img Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap Share Show Comments ▼ Calvert walks free after just seven months KCS-content last_img read more


September 4, 2021 0

Japan shares up and yen drops as G7 rides in

first_img Japanese shares jumped nearly three per cent and the yen tumbles after the Group of Seven agreed on rare joint intervention to curb the soaring currency and calm markets jittery over Japan’s nuclear power plant crisis.But the stock rally does not mean dramatic gyrations seen this week are over because the crisis at the power plant is still unfolding and the full impact of last Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami is not clear, dealers said.The move by the G7 to support the country as Japan struggles to cope with its biggest crisis since World War Two comes a day after the yen soared to a record 76.25 in chaotic trading.The dollar rose more than three per cent to around 81.75 yen after the G7 announcement, which came just as the Tokyo stock market opened.“It was as clear as it could be and it was huge,” said Imre Speizer, a senior strategist at Westpac Bank in Wellington. “They said they will intervene and the whole world will intervene. This is much bigger than earlier expected.”“This is huge and it’s having commercial effect. There can be a lot more upside in dollar/yen before the next 24 hours is over. Global coordinated intervention is very rare, but when it occurs it is usually very successful.”Equity markets elsewhere in Asia rose after the G7 bid to stabilise global markets, with the MSCI ex-Japan indexup 1.3 percent.The G7 decision following a teleconference surprised markets. Investors had expected Bank of Japan to intervene to rein in the rampant yen, but had not expected coordinated central bank action by the world’s wealthiest countries.“This is the first coordinated intervention we have seen since 2000, so it’s going to have a very huge resonating effect on the market,” said Kathy Lien, director of currency research at GFT in New York. John Dunne Share Friday 18 March 2011 3:52 am 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’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’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Japan shares up and yen drops as G7 rides in by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comcenter_img whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more


September 4, 2021 0

Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgCustodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileCustodian & Allied Insurance Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria offering insurance and reassurance solutions for life and non-life cover. The company has significant holdings in Custodian & Allied Insurance Limited, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, Custodian Trustees and Crusader Sterling Pensions Limited. Personal products and services cover motor vehicles, travel, boats and yachts, personal accident, home owners and personal all risks insurance. Business products range from insurance cover for motor vehicles, marine cargo and hull to fire/special perils, business interruption, occupiers liability and healthcare professional indemnity insurance. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


July 12, 2021 0

3 tips from Warren Buffett to help you achieve financial independence

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 4th July, 2020 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 3 tips from Warren Buffett to help you achieve financial independence 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img Warren Buffett is considered to be one of the best investors in the world. He’s also one of the wealthiest people in the world, and he didn’t get there by accident.Over the past few decades, Buffett has steadily built his fortune by following several strict rules. These rules can help anyone improve their financial prospects. With that in mind, here are three of his tips that may help you achieve financial independence.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…Warren Buffett’s rulesThe investor’s first rule of making money is “don’t lose money.” Over the years, Buffett has invested in thousands of companies, but he’s always avoided businesses he doesn’t understand. By following this rule, he’s been able to avoid any significant investment losses and grow his wealth rapidly.The stock market can be a great tool to help you grow your financial nest egg over the long term, but you can also lose much money in the market if you don’t know what you’re doing. As such, it may be sensible to follow Buffett’s advice and stick to investments you understand and avoid losing money in those you don’t.Don’t borrow moneyBuffett says he’s never borrowed a significant sum of money in his life. This is an excellent principle to follow in life. Borrowing money can be extremely costly. Some credit cards charge interest rates of more than 30% a year. If you start borrowing lots of money at this rate of interest, it can be tough to get out of the hole.Therefore, it may be best to avoid borrowing money altogether, if you can. If you do need to borrow money, keep an eye on the interest rates lenders are charging. Borrowing money at low rates of interest can be sustainable, or even helpful in some situations (when buying a house, for example). But high-cost credit is always damaging. It’s best to stay away altogether as Buffett always has. Invest for the futureBy far the most important thing we can learn from Buffett is the wealth-creating power of the stock market. He started investing in the 1950s with just $100,000. Today, he’s worth around $90bn, and he’s made virtually all of his money by investing in the stock market.Even if you don’t have Buffett’s stock-picking skills, investing in the market is still a great way to grow your wealth over the long term. Indeed, over the past three-and-a-half decades, the FTSE 250 has produced an average annual return of 12% for investors.According to my calculations, at this rate of return, it would take just 30 years to grow a monthly investment of £300 into a fortune of £1m. That might not come close to Buffett’s colossal fortune, but it may be enough to help you achieve financial independence. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: The Motley Fool Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share 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. 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July 5, 2021 0

On this day: Hoffa disappears

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! TAGSHistory ChannelJimmy Hoffa Previous articleErrol Golf Course a hit on social mediaNext articleStand Up For Your Health at Your Desk Job Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 On this day in history: July 31st, 1975From The History Channel On July 31, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears in Detroit, Michigan, never to be heard from again. Though he is popularly believed to have been the victim of a Mafia hit, conclusive evidence was never found, and Hoffa’s death remains shrouded in mystery to this day. Born in 1913 to a poor coal miner in Brazil, Indiana, Jimmy Hoffa proved a natural leader in his youth. At the age of 20, he helped organize a labor strike in Detroit, and remained an advocate for downtrodden workers for the rest of his life. Hoffa’s charisma and talents as a local organizer quickly got him noticed by the Teamsters and carried him upward through its ranks. Then a small but rapidly growing union, the Teamsters organized truckers across the country, and through the use of strikes, boycotts and some more powerful though less legal methods of protest, won contract demands on behalf of workers.Hoffa became president of the Teamsters in 1957, when its former leader was imprisoned for bribery. As chief, Hoffa was lauded for his tireless work to expand the union, and for his unflagging devotion to even the organization’s least powerful members. His caring and approachability were captured in one of the more well-known quotes attributed to him: “You got a problem? Call me. Just pick up the phone.” Hoffa’s dedication to the worker and his electrifying public speeches made him wildly popular, both among his fellow workers and the politicians and businessmen with whom he negotiated. Yet, for all the battles he fought and won on behalf of American drivers, he also had a dark side. In Hoffa’s time, many Teamster leaders partnered with the Mafia in racketeering, extortion and embezzlement. Hoffa himself had relationships with high-ranking mobsters, and was the target of several government investigations throughout the 1960s. In 1967, he was convicted of bribery and sentenced to 15 years in prison. While in jail, Hoffa never ceded his office, and when Richard Nixon commuted his sentence in 1971, he was poised to make a comeback. Released on condition of not participating in union activities for 10 years, Hoffa was planning to fight the restriction in court when he disappeared on July 31, 1975, from the parking lot of a restaurant in Detroit, not far from where he got his start as a labor organizer. Several conspiracy theories have been floated about Hoffa’s disappearance and the location of his remains, but the truth remains unknown. For more information on this day in history, go here . Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more


June 19, 2021 0

CNN reports on the growth of Rugby Sevens in the USA and globally

first_imgThursday Feb 13, 2014 CNN reports on the growth of Rugby Sevens in the USA and globally This is a very interesting report from CNN as they head to Las Vegas to find out more about how rugby is growing in the USA. Rugby Sevens Worldwide speaks to local fans and players to see what they think of the sport and how it could possibly take off in a place that has traditional American sports firmly entrenched in the mindset and culture of the people.It features interviews with Carlin Isles, USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville, USA head coach Matt Hawkins and former Fijian superstar Waisale Serevi.It’s a long watch but very interesting, and quite amusing at times. This is actually part two and part one, which was 23 minutes long and set in Dubai, can be viewed on page two of this post.Above is part one of CNN’s new segment called Rugby Sevens Worldwide. It centers around the Dubai Sevens and looks at the growth of the game globally as we build towards the Olympics in Rio in 2016. It features interviews with Lawrence Dallaglio, Jason Robinson and Cheryl Mcafee.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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


June 18, 2021 0

Businesses and NGOs debate at Davos

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Businesses and NGOs debate at Davos Advertisement Although businesses and NGOs debated extensively together at the recent World Economic Forum summit at Davos, effective corporate social responsibility is still not widely appreciated or applied.Manny Amadi, chief executive officer of Cause & Effect Marketing, was at Davos. Read his report From diatribe to dialogue at SocietyGuardian. Howard Lake | 12 February 2001 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more


June 16, 2021 0

U.S. Raising Tariffs on Certain European Imports

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Raising Tariffs on Certain European Imports U.S. Raising Tariffs on Certain European Imports SHARE Previous articleResolve to Improve Your Mental Health and Moisture Moving Through Indiana on the HAT Friday PodcastNext articleArgentina Halts Corn Exports for Three Months NAFB News Service The U.S. government says it will raise tariffs on certain products coming into the country from the European Union. Reuters reports that those products include wines from France and Germany, as well as aircraft components.It’s the latest move in a longtime battle between Washington and Brussels over aircraft subsidies. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says it is adding tariffs on aircraft manufacturing parts and certain non-sparkling wines and other liquors from France and Germany.According to a news release from the USTR, there was no specific date when the tariffs would go into effect, but did say details are forthcoming.The move comes as the two sides continue to negotiate a deal to end European subsidies to Airbus SE and American subsidies to plane manufacturer Boeing.The U.S. Wine Trade Alliance issued a release saying the action would cause further hardship for U.S. companies already hard-hit by previous tariffs and urged President-elect Biden to reverse course.“This action is a body blow for American companies,” the release said. “U.S. restaurants and small businesses are already struggling to survive, and this decision will only destroy more jobs.”Officials from the EU and Airbus weren’t available for comment. SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jan 1, 2021 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


June 14, 2021 0

TCU’s Spectrum organization holds first ever LGBTQIA rally

first_imgResistance training proven to benefit college students Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Facebook Taylor Freetage TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Theatre to perform ‘musical thriller’ Sweeney Todd World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Facebook Linkedin printTCU’s campus organization Spectrum held its first ever LGBTQIA rally and parade last Wednesday as a part of TCUnity week.TCU Spectrum is a club with a mission to establish LGBTQIA visibility on campus by providing resources on gender identity, sexual identity and expression to undergrad and graduate students.Students and faculty that are a part of the LGBTQIA community or advocates of it gathered in the commons to listen to speeches and march in a parade supporting the club and the community.Students and faculty gather around to listen to an opening speech to kick off the rally.LGBTQIA stands for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual communities. According to the Spectrum Vice President, Rachel Heffelfinger, the LGBTQIA community on TCU’s campus wants everyone to know that “we are here, we are queer, and we are frogs.”“There is a stereotype that TCU is a closet campus, and I want to shatter that idea and tell people that it’s not true,” said Heffelfinger.The main goal of the rally was to establish LGBTQIA visibility on campus and to make it known that students who identify as such are welcomed, valued and respected.Spectrum’s president Isaac Portillo said the rally “is a way to let anyone else who is in the closet and is questioning coming out know that they have a community here at TCU they can go to.”“I think that’s really important because when I came here, TCU was called a ‘closet campus’ and I knew that had to change,” Portillo said.Chuck Dunning, Spectrum’s faculty staff advisor, said that most students experience apprehension of coming out when they first get to school because they aren’t sure if it is going to be welcomed.“We are in an institution where the words ‘Texas’ and ‘Christian’ are right next to each other, and for a lot of people that raises many stereotypes that suggest hostility towards the LGBTQ communities,” said Dunning.The main purpose of the Spectrum rally is to educate students on the matters of sexual orientation while giving students who are a part of the LGBTQIA community resources that help them feel more comfortable and accepted on campus.“It’s easy to think of this type of thing as primarily benefiting the people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, but it also benefits the other students who have some of those misunderstandings.”  Dunning said. “It gives them an opportunity to see that this institution is welcoming.”Students can expect to see more visibility like this, he added.“I think you are going to see them doing a lot of things to make it clear to a larger percentage of the population that it’s okay to be out,” Dunning said.Spectrum meets in Carter Hall every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. Previous articleHorned Frogs defeat Ole Miss 5-3, sweep weekend in HoustonNext articleStudent access to library depends on the entrance Taylor Freetage RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students gathered in front of Scharbaur hall for the LGBTQ rally as a part of TCUnity week. Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Website| + posts Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Flu hits 5 to 24-year-olds hard Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Linkedin ReddIt Taylor Freetage is a junior writer for TCU360 and an active member of the TCU cheer team. When Taylor is not at home with her three cats you can find her at the gym or blogging at a local coffee shop. New study shows higher colorectal cancer rates in millennials Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddItlast_img read more


June 13, 2021 0

PC-PNDT Act : Health Ministry Suspends Certain Rules On Pre-Natal Testing Labs Till June 30 Citing COVID-19 Lockdown

first_imgNews UpdatesPC-PNDT Act : Health Ministry Suspends Certain Rules On Pre-Natal Testing Labs Till June 30 Citing COVID-19 Lockdown LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 April 2020 10:04 PMShare This – xThe Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has suspended certain rules under made under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 1994, citing difficulty in compliance due to the locdown announced in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.In a notification issued on April 4, the Ministry suspended the implementation of Rule 8, Rule 9(8) and Rule…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 Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has suspended certain rules under made under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 1994, citing difficulty in compliance due to the locdown announced in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.In a notification issued on April 4, the Ministry suspended the implementation of Rule 8, Rule 9(8) and Rule 18A(6) of the Preconception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Rules,1996 until June 30, 2020.”The unprecedented scenario due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has made compliance of Rule 8, Rule 9(8) and Rule 18A (6) of the Pre-Conception & Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Rules 1996 difficult, leading to the necessity of issuing this notification, which will have retrospective effect. i.e. from the date of the lockdown, till June 30, 2020″, said the notification.The Act was made to address the problem of female foeticide in the country due to the preference for male child in some sections of the society. The Act therefore imposed an absolute prohibition on sex determination tests and mandated that pre-natal testing techniques could be used only for specific purposes such as determination of genetic abnormalities. The Act mandates compulsory registration of all diagnostic laboratories, all genetic counselling centres, genetic laboratories, genetic clinics and ultrasound clinics.Rule 8 deals with the application for re-registration of a genetic lab and clinic including an ultrasound lab by the AA (Appropriate Authority).The AA after enquiry and examining whether the clinic etc has been complying with the P-C & PNDT Act and rules,can renew the registration for 5 years.Rule 9(8) states that each genetic or ultra sound clinic or imaging centre etc shall send a complete report of all pre-conception and pregnancy-related procedures conducted by them to the AA every month.Rule 18A  requires the AA to send quarterly reports to the Government and to maintain full information of all the registrations in the specified Form H.Concerns have been raised over this decision of the Government on the ground that the suspension of compliance requirements by labs could be abused for illegal sex-determination.”This suspension goes against the main purpose of the Act to stop sex selection by means of certain basic and vital compliances that genetic labs and clinics etc have to follow in keeping records and submitting these for scrutiny to the appropriate authority and for re- registration. AIDWA states that this retrograde step goes against the principles and law of delegated legislation which only allows the Centre to modify rules and then place it before parliament for scrutiny”, stated the All India Democratic Women’s Association.In a letter to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brida Karat said that genetic counselling centres, genetic laboratories and ultrasound clinics and imaging centres which are covered under essential services will continue to operate even during lockdown. So, the suspension of these rules could lead to rampant misues, Karat said.  Click here to download notificationRead Notification 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


May 26, 2021 0