Manufacturing activity grows at fastest pace in 16 years

first_img Share Manufacturing activity grows at fastest pace in 16 years More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their John Dunne Tags: NULL Tuesday 4 January 2011 5:37 amcenter_img whatsapp Manufacturing activity grew at its fastest pace in over 16 years in December and firms’ costs rose at a record pace, suggesting at least one sector of the economy may be ready for higher interest rates before the end of 2011.The Markit/CIPS manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 58.3 in December, its highest since September 1994. The headline figure was above the consensus forecast of 57.0 and November’s downwardly revised reading of 57.5.The index has been above the 50.0 mark separating growth from contraction since the middle of 2009.The healthy expansion in activity will be welcomed by the coalition government, which is relying on the private sector to sustain the recovery at a time of deep public spending cuts. But accelerating price pressures will be less welcome, with inflation already more than a percentage point above the Bank of England’s two per cent target.“The UK manufacturing sector saw a truly spectacular end to 2010,” said Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit and author of the survey.“On the downside, the other stand-out figure was a survey record increase in average input costs. Manufacturers in sectors such as clothing, food products and chemicals were hit hard by demand exceeding supply for certain key inputs, as well as rising energy costs.”One member of the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, Andrew Sentance, has been calling for a rate rise since June, and minutes of the Bank’s latest meeting showed a growing number of members were starting to fret about the pick-up in price pressures.The survey showed average input costs rose in December at the fastest rate in the survey’s 19-year history, reflecting steep gains in the cost of cotton, food products and energy. Output prices rose at their fastest pace since August and have risen every month for the past year.“The hawks on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee will be further unnerved by these rising price pressures,” said Markit’s Dobson.The Bank has held interest rates at a record low 0.5 percent since March 2009 to help sustain the recovery, despite inflation running well above target.The central bank believes that most of the above-target inflation is caused by one-off factors, and that a large amount of spare capacity remains in the economy at a time when hefty cuts to public-sector spending and jobs are looming.Manufacturing only accounts for about 13 per cent of economic output.Money market rates show investors are betting rates will rise towards the end of 2011, at a time when the government’s fiscal tightening will also be felt with increasing force.The pick-up in activity was aided by growth in both domestic and export orders. The new orders index rose at its fastest rate since May, while export orders rose for a third month running and at a rate just shy of the record level registered last April.“Manufacturers reported seeing improved client confidence, better market conditions and stronger export sales,” the survey noted. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Ascencia Limited ( 2015 Annual Report

first_imgAscencia Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Ascencia Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ascencia Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ascencia Limited (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileAscencia Limited is a commercial property fund with an investment portfolio comprising quality income earning properties located in Mauritius. The company specialises in retail properties where the company engages in the acquisition, investment and investment holding of real estate properties on the Mauritian island. Ascencia Limited (Class A shares) operates shopping malls locally and regionally. Ascencia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgCadbury Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cadbury Nigeria Plc (  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCadbury Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of chocolate malt drink mixes, sweets, powder beverages and chewing gums in Nigeria. The company was established in the 1950s to source cocoa beans from Nigeria for the Cadbury Group; it then branched into re-packing imported bulk products and grew rapidly into a fully-fledged manufacturing operation producing a range of popular Cadbury brands. Cadbury Bournvita is the company’s flagship product which is a brand of malted and chocolate malt drink mixes that has energy and nutritional properties. The company introduced other Cadbury brands into its range in the 1970s; TomTom, a large black and white sweet for soothing relief; Cadbury Buttermilk, a delicious sweet with a butter and mint flavour; Tang, a popular powdered beverage; and Clorets and Trident, brands of chewing gum. Cadbury Nigeria Plc has a 99.66% stake in Cadbury Nigeria Plc Cocoa Processing Plant which sources cocoa powder for the manufacturing of Cadbury Bournvita. Mondelez International has a majority equity-interest of 74.97% in Cadbury Nigeria Plc through its holding in Cadbury Schweppes Overseas Limited. The remaining 25.03% equity-ownership is held by a diverse group of Nigerian individuals and institutional shareholders. Cadbury Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cadbury Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I think the stock market crash could help you retire early

first_imgSimply 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. Image source: Getty Images. 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. Why I think the stock market crash could help you retire early Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img If you’re hoping to retire early, you may be thinking that this year’s stock market crash is bad news. I’d disagree. I think it’s great news.Why? It’s simple enough. When your local supermarket slashes the price of your favourite tipple, you stock up. Stocks and shares are no different. I’ve been buying extra since March to make the most of the price reductions we’ve seen this year.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…I think the market offers good valueLegendary US investor Warren Buffett once said that “you pay a very high price in the stock market for a cheery consensus”. This is why investing after a stock market crash can be a great experience. All the hype and bullishness that was present beforehand is gone.Instead, investors are nervous and uncertain. As a result, stock market valuations are lower. This allows you to buy shares in good companies without paying extra for a rosy outlook.Admittedly, the rapid rebound we’ve seen since March’s stock market crash means that UK shares aren’t exactly dirt cheap. But the FTSE 100 is still down by about 20% since the start of the year.In most cases I’d say stocks are now fairly priced, rather than overpriced. Back in January, most shares looked expensive to me.Stock market crash investing: it’s not easyThe difficulty is that buying stocks during a crisis isn’t easy. What if the coronavirus pandemic takes longer to resolve than expected? What if the global economy plunges into a deep, lasting recession?No one knows what will happen next. But I am certain that over the long term, the world will move on from this difficult period. Good businesses will return to growth and dividends will get paid.Buying today when uncertainty is high should mean that you’ll enjoy bigger gains in the future, when conditions improve.What about dividends?We’ve seen an unprecedented set of dividend cuts and cancellations since the stock market crashed in March. If you were planning to rely on the income from your portfolio, you might need to delay your retirement unless you’ve already built up a cash buffer to fund your living expenses.However, many companies are still paying dividends. And I expect that many of those that have suspended their payouts will restart distributions next year, if not before.Once again, buying now should put you in a better position in the future.Stock market crash investing: how I’d startIf you’re new to investing, I’d start by opening a Stocks and Shares ISA, then drip-feeding money each month into a FTSE 100 index fund. The value of this will rise and fall with the market, and you’ll also benefit from all the dividends paid by FTSE 100 firms.Once you’re comfortable with this, you might want to consider building up a portfolio of shares with the potential to outperform the market.By investing during the stock market crash and building up a portfolio of quality stocks, I’m confident that you’ll improve your chances of being able to retire early. 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. Roland Head | Sunday, 12th July, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Roland Head Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

HSBC Lions Weekly – Perth and Brisbane

first_imgSunday Jun 9, 2013 HSBC Lions Weekly – Perth and Brisbane The latest HSBC Lions Weekly reflects on the win over the Reds and looks at things from a Wallaby point of view as legends Nathan Sharpe and George Gregan share their thoughts on performances, regrets and mind games. After three tour games the Lions remain unbeaten, but the challenge gets tougher from here as a short turn around time and increased intensity means the squad will be stretched to their limits.There is little time for the players to reflect though, as the next midweek team has already been chosen (see below), and focus shifts to Newcastle on Tuesday, where they will be facing a Combined Country team, which comprises of Queensland and New South Wales players.Before that, Lions Weekly reflects on the two games played on Australian soil, and we get to hear from Wallaby legends Sharpe and Gregan, who share their views on all things Lions.“Leigh Halfpenny is one of the best kickers in world rugby. I really like his technique,” said Sharpe.“It didn’t surprise me as he kicks really well for Wales and clearly if he’s in the test team you’d expect him to be the kicker.”British and Irish Lions team to face the Combined Country XV15. Sean Maitland, 14. Alex Cuthbert, 13. Brian O’Driscoll (Captain), 12. Jamie Roberts, 11. George North, 10. Stuart Hogg, 9. Conor Murray, 1. Alex Corbisiero, 2. Richard Hibbard, 3. Dan Cole, 4. Richie Gray, 5. Ian Evans, 6. Sean O’Brien, 7. Justin Tipuric, 8. Jamie Heaslip Replacements16. Rory Best, 17. Ryan Grant, 18. Matt Stevens, 19. Alun Wyn Jones, 20. Tangaki Taulupe Faletau, 21. Mike Phillips, 22. Jonathan Davies, 23. Leigh HalfpennyYou can view all Lions Weekly and Lions related clips in our British and Irish Lions 2013 sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 235 WEEKS AGO Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions… 399 WEEKS AGO Brian O’Driscoll’s incredible skill at training… 413 WEEKS AGO Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier 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

Garage House / fala

first_imgArchDaily Architects: fala Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” “COPY” Manufacturers: Alape, BRUMA, Ikea, Sanitana, Vidal TecidosSave this picture!Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. The project started with an unconventional request from an open minded couple: within a very tight budget, to convert a windowless 200m2 garage into a house.Save this picture!The proposed intervention intended the clearest reading possible of the existing structure, emphasising its strength. While the garage was careless and grey, the house is clean and white; its materiality is flat, its light is abstract. Save this picture!Save this picture!Two generous bathrooms were included behind a curved wall, where a broken corner was before; the walls and ceilings were painted in white and the floor covered in a continuous polished concrete surface; the existing skylights we’re rethought. No other change felt necessary.Save this picture!Carefully placed elements organize the living areas: a marble kitchen, curtains, potted plants. Along with the furniture, the free standing elements carry the flexible identity of the house, hinting its domesticity while punctuating the abstract volume with color. Save this picture!CollageSave this picture!CollageSave this picture!CollageProject gallerySee allShow lessEnglish for Fun Flagship in Madrid / Lorena del Río + Iñaqui CarniceroSelected ProjectsHouse 33.2 / GrafikaSelected Projects Share Garage House / fala ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Portugal CopyHouses•Lisbon, Portugalcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Garage House / falaSave this projectSaveGarage House / fala 2016 CopyAbout this officefalaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLisbonPortugalPublished on December 19, 2016Cite: “Garage House / fala” 19 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?车库住宅 / fala是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!+ 21 Share Year:  Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Welshpool BHF Cymru team wins Shop of the Year

first_img Tagged with: Awards Trading Volunteering Wales / Cymru AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Welshpool BHF Cymru team wins Shop of the Year  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Staff and volunteers at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru Shop in Welshpool have won the charity’s award for ‘Shop of the Year’ after a successful and profitable year.Peter Hollins, CEO at the British Heart Foundation attended the event at the shop to congratulate staff and volunteers and present them with the trophy. Last year the Welshpool Shop achieved £108,000 profit, while an average BHF Shop makes a yearly profit of £46,000.The Welshpool Shop has been open since 1999 and sells a range of donated stock including clothes, books, CDs, jewellery and bric-a-brac. There are currently 640 BHF Shops in the UK, which raise £22 million annually.Peter Hollins said: “The Welshpool Shop has had an excellent year and thanks must go to its dedicated staff and volunteers. Every year they help raise significant funds that are invested into pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and vital information. Thanks must also go to the vital support shown from the Welshpool public who shop and donate on a regular basis.”BHF Cymru Shops are currently appealing for volunteers to help them in the run up to Howard Lake | 4 November 2010 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Occupy ICE SATX, a beacon of hope

first_imgSan Antonio, Aug. 4 — Occupy ICE SATX’s 24-hour occupation officially kicked off with a general assembly on July 17, as well as chanting and sign displays while camp was set up. The encampment is located at the edge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office parking lot on a stretch of lawn not technically the property of the city or ICE, whose inconspicuous office sits underneath a highway overpass.Comrades from across the spectrum of the left gathered in San Anto, Tejaztlan, to show solidarity and support for Indigenous/Latinx families imprisoned under the illegal U.S. family separation policy. They were there to also give moral support to prisoners, some of whom have not yet received needed medical attention.Present were the Autonomous Brown Berets, the Autonomous Student Network and the Contract Todo Network, whose members formed the Occupy ICE SATX movement and represent a cross section of decentralized leftist groups in Central/South Texas.Over the last 18 days, the occupation has continued with three or four people present throughout the day and about the same number at night in the first week. As awareness and support increased, it grew in the second week to about twice those numbers.The occupiers have held noise rallies most days of the week, usually with about 15 people, and in the afternoon, when buses with detainees are scheduled to arrive. Chanting, bullhorn shouts, singing and the clamor of household objects making improvised percussion could be heard through the neighborhood. Curious ICE employees flocked to their windows, and Homeland Security agents marshalled in the parking lot, bristling with tactical gear and service dogs, in an urgent response to the unarmed, nonviolent, lawful protest.The occupiers raised their voices, reminding that “No one is illegal on stolen land” and advising onlookers to “Quit your job!” This caught the attention of local media TV crews, which in turn caused Homeland Security to reroute or cancel bus transportation of prisoners on several days.Reactionaries from the “Patriot Front,” wannabe kossacks that are part of the U.S. immigration pogrom, attempted to attack the camp on Saturday morning, July 29. But occupiers stood their ground — nonviolently. They would not be triggered into reaction, and only incurred mild vandalism and a stolen flag. “Asher,” an occupant at the camp, stated: “ICE has a vested interest in the operations of white nationalist groups. ICE’s work is the realization of such groups’ manifestos.”Word of the attack spread to community members who then came out and showed even more support during the second week. Friends of the occupiers and local concerned citizens from a broad racial and class spectrum donated needed items: food, chairs, blankets, toys, crayons, diapers and other children’s items.About 50 families travel to the ICE facility every weekday morning to try to visit imprisoned loved ones and seek information about their immigration cases. For the children and parents visiting the prisoners, the camp now has much needed supplies, a full pantry and makeshift refrigeration.A typical evening at Occupy SATX consists of cooking out, listening to music and reflecting on each day’s direct actions — a beacon of hope.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Coughlan says rheumatology services will return to LGH

first_img Twitter Facebook Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Pinterest Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report center_img Pinterest Twitter News Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Coughlan says rheumatology services will return to LGH By News Highland – February 23, 2011 Tanaiste and Health Minister Mary Coughlan says she has been given a guarantee that Rheumatology services will be returned to LGH.A full time consultant has been appointed to Letterkenny, but there are not adequate facilities at Letterkenny General to accomodate clinics, so patients currently have to travel to Manorhamilton.Following a meeting with Cathal Mc Gee, the new CEO of the HSE, Ms Coughlan says she has been given assurances that an outpatient clinic will be re-established at Letterkenny General Hospital by early summer,  when the new Emergency Department and Medical Unit has been commissioned and opened.She says the issue has been raised at meetings with the Arthritis Association……….[podcast][/podcast] Previous articleDonegal NE Independents hit out at lack of national coverageNext articleFuel campaigners threatening to block ports News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week last_img read more

CLAT Aspirant Moves Madhya Pradesh HC Challenging NLSIU’s Decision To Hold Separate Entrance Exam ‘NLAT 2020

first_imgNews UpdatesCLAT Aspirant Moves Madhya Pradesh HC Challenging NLSIU’s Decision To Hold Separate Entrance Exam ‘NLAT 2020 Sparsh Upadhyay9 Sep 2020 8:16 PMShare This – xA CLAT aspirant has moved the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Jabalpur Bench) challenging the sudden withdrawal of NLSIU Bangalore from CLAT 2020, to hold a separate entrance test namely NLAT (National Law Aptitude Test) 2020.The petitioner has submitted that she is aggrieved by the notification issued by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore intimating its decision to hold…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 CLAT aspirant has moved the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Jabalpur Bench) challenging the sudden withdrawal of NLSIU Bangalore from CLAT 2020, to hold a separate entrance test namely NLAT (National Law Aptitude Test) 2020.The petitioner has submitted that she is aggrieved by the notification issued by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore intimating its decision to hold an Online National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) on September 12 for admission to its University in place of the Common Law Admission Test, 2020 (CLAT), which is scheduled to be conducted on September 28.The Plea filed though Advocate Somit Raizada states that National Law School of India University’s (NLSIU) decision to hold a separate examination without withdrawing from the CLAT Consortium is “illegal, arbitrary and whimsical”.The present plea also states,”Because Respondent no. 1 (NLSIU) being a member to the consortium of the NLUs, conducting a separate NLAT examination for admission to its 5 years B.A.LLB programme for 2020-21 is illegal and arbitrary.”Further, it has also been submitted that NLSIU notification “is violative of Clauses 15.3.3 and 15.7 of the bylaws of the Consortium of NLUs.”Other grounds taken by the Petitioners include:* NLSIU withdrawing from the CLAT violates the right of the petitioner to have an examination in a just and fair manner.* To hold a separate entrance exam after the petitioner filed the registration form for CLAT violates the principle of promissory estoppel.* NLSIU being a member of CLAT Consortium and Government funded Institute cannot create a class and have a differential set of procedure for the exam.* To have home-based technical requirement is against the Doctrine of Reasonableness and it is arbitrary. Majority of CLAT aspirants will face hardship to have supported devices, operating systems, maintain minimum configuration, and maintain minimum bandwidth speed of 1 MBPS, web camera having a resolution of 640×480, microphones and other requirements.* To conduct and have technical requirement will deprive the CLAT aspirants, especially residing at rural and sub-urban areas of the country of their opportunity to study at the best Law schools in India. Hence the action of NLSIU is violative of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution.Relief Prayed:* To quash the notice dated 03.09.2020 (NLAT notification) issued by NLSIU. Wherein it has arbitrary and illegally declared as separate examination for admission to its B.A.LL.B (Hons.) course on 12.09.2020 in violation of bye-laws of the Consortium of National Law Universities.* To direct NLSIU to follow the procedure as prescribed by the Consortium of National Law Universities for taking admission to its B.A.LL.B (Hons.).Interim Relief prayed:* In light of the submissions aforesaid made, this Court shall grant ad-interim stay on the effect and operation of the notification during the pendency of the petition.The matter is likely to be taken up by the High Court on Friday (11-September-2020).Significant developments in the MatterOn 3rd September, NLSIU decided to back out of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for the admissions to five-year integrated B.A. LL.B (Hons.) course for the academic year 2020-21.On 4th September, the Consortium of National Law Universities issued a statement intimating that if NLSIU, Bangalore insists on conducting a separate entrance examination, then NLSIU will not remain associated with the CLAT-2020 in any manner.In an emergency meeting of the Governing Body held on Friday (04th September), under the Chairmanship of Prof. V. Vijaykumar, Vice-Chancellor, NLIU, Bhopal, it was resolved that the decision of NLSIU to hold a separate entrance exam is in violation of Rule 15.3.3. of Consortium Bye-laws.In this meeting, NLSIU represented by its Vice-Chancellor, was requested to reconsider its decision of holding its own independent test for this year’s admission to BA.LL.B and LL.M.On 6th September, the NLU Consortium had unanimously resolved to divest Professor Sudhir Krishnaswami, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU, Bangalore, of his functions as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Consortium, with immediate effect.The Consortium had also clarified that no other Law University, except the NLSIU, is going to hold its test independently as was “erroneously reported” in the social media.Later on, the NLSIU had put forth a Press Release stating that the decisions taken by the Consortium have no “legal basis or authority”.NLSIU had confirmed that “it is fully committed to delivering the NLAT 2020 on time and in a student-friendly manner”.Other pleas related to NLATIt may be noted that Former Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU, Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao and an aggrieved parent of a CLAT aspirant have moved the Supreme Court challenging the sudden withdrawal of NLSIU Bangalore from CLAT 2020, to hold a separate entrance test namely NLAT 2020.The plea filed through Advocates Sughosh Subramyam and Vijay Nair states that such “unilateral decision” of NLSIU to hold a separate examination has thrown the aspirants of CLAT 2020 into a frenzy and is a serious violation of their fundamental rights, including the right against arbitrary actions of the State secured under Article 14 and the right to education and other concomitant rights under Article 21.Notably, Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR Prof. Faizan Mustafa has filed a reply affidavit before the Supreme Court, in the plea against NLAT, supporting the cancellation of separate admission test to NLSIU.In the affidavit filed in the capacity as the Secretary-in-Charge of the Consortium of NLUs, Prof. Mustafa has submitted that there is no provision either in the MoU signed by the NLUs or in the Consortium Bye-laws which permits a member of Consortium to conduct its own admission test.Also, a Writ Petition has been field before the Jharkhand High Court challenging the decision of the National Law University Bangalore to hold a separate test for admission to five-year B.A. LL.B (Hons.) course for the academic year 2020-21.The petition has been filed by 5 CLAT aspirants from Jharkhand, stating that NLSIU’s decision to withdraw from CLAT and to hold a separate examination, despite being a “permanent member” of the NLU Consortium, is unlawful and arbitrary.All You Want To Know About NLAT For Admission To NLSIUFrequently Asked Questions On National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020Next Storylast_img read more