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As well as the windfall, Tesco will strengthen its position by using some of the money to reduce debt, which is always positive.Crunching the numbers, Tesco has seen an increase in dividend per share year on year for the past three years, something I always look for when analysing a company. Its current price-to-earnings ratio sits at just under 17, compared to the FTSE 100’s 12. The share price has seen a dip in the last month, of course, of approximate 15%. I see this as an opportunity.Management is looking to solidify Tesco’s position as the UK’s largest retailer with growth plans including investment of £1.2bn a year. This includes over 20 new fulfilment centres.Online is kingThe shift towards online shopping has been huge in recent years. Ocado (LSE:OCDO) is a major player in this realm. With supermarkets being inundated with customers and others opting to get their shopping delivered to their doorstep, it has seen demand cause technical issues. Ocado has decided to prioritise existing customers and virtually turn away new customers who are attempting to sign up during the current pandemic.A fruitful strategic partnership with Marks & Spencer was kicked off in August 2019. Add to this international relationships with big supermarket chains in the US, France, Germany, and Japan, to provide the infrastructure behind online shopping, and Ocado’s future is bright. Looking at the numbers, earnings were up approximately 12% despite posting a £214m loss to the year ending December 2019. This is due to investment in further fulfilment centres, technology advancements, and further infrastructure.Reviewing the share price, it has almost come full circle in the past three months. Mid-December 2019 saw prices of approximately 1232p per share, and currently the share price stands at 1233p per share. There was a dip recent, but it has staged a mini fightback. 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Shrine security increased ahead of Uganda’s Martyrs Day Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Jun 2, 2017 Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Anglican Communion News Service] Security in and around the Namugongo district of Uganda has been increased ahead of the June 3 Martyrs Day commemorations. The district is home to two neighboring shrines to 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity who were executed in the mid-1880s on the orders of Mwanga II, King of what was then Buganda.Full article. Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Africa, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR
TAGSGood News Previous articleLeague of Women Voters makes no recommendation on Amendment 11 or 12Next articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 7 “good news” stories this week in The Apopka Voice:Here are seven articles published this week in The Apopka Voice that will enlighten, inspire and engage you. Enjoy.Why writing is important and icons like Billie Dean and John Land should not be left to anecdotes…Nelson, Agrusa reinvent the State of the City AddressSonny’s BBQ giving away $10,000 to local non-profitApopka High School Theatre Department presents Radium GirlsNovember madness that has nothing to do with Election DayThe eccentricity of perfectionIt’s time to stop the verbal madness that is unraveling the fabric of moral society You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
2006 Area: 235 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of centura+ 31 Share Croatia CopyHouses•Zaprešić, Croatia “COPY” “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. The desire of a young married couple with two children was to have a house of modern expression that takes elements of local architecture. The architects were able to accomplish this by material selection of natural concrete, rough stone, aluminum, pine wood, glass, and through form and local spatial solutions, large porch and central fireplace. This design creates space that provides privacy while emphasizing the best view to the landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of centuraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe shaping and use of materials has created a dialogue between a contemporary perception of space and rural environment. The materials appearing on the facades and roof are also reflected in the interior spaces. The outer and inner spaces naturally become blurred, highlighting the relationship with the environment. Save this picture!Courtesy of centuraOver the porch accented by its anodized aluminum roof, is access to the hall. The hall spills into a unified space that contains a living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room has a double height ceiling, and together with the remaining adjacent rooms is oriented towards the southeast with a view to the mountain Medvednica beyond. In front of the unified space is a large covered terrace with a built in concrete bench, timber storage, and the fireplace. The external and internal fireplace is central element in the house, around which the remaining inner and outer spaces are organized. Save this picture!Courtesy of centuraUpstairs are two bedrooms for the children, a master bedroom with separate cloakroom, two bathrooms and galleries oriented towards the living room. The master bedroom is a double height space and has a visual connection to the central area of residence. A small terrace is accessed through the gallery on the first floor. In the basement of the house is a boiler room, wine cellar, and storage. These spaces also have separate entrances on the west side of the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of centuraProject gallerySee allShow lessEgg House / Daihai FeiArticlesChess-club Building / Erick van EgeraatArticles Share Architects: Centura Area Area of this architecture project Houses Year: ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/95590/family-house-pojatno-centura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCenturaOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZaprešićWoodHousesCroatiaPublished on December 13, 2010Cite: “Family House Pojatno / Centura” 13 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of journalist Pushkar Bahadur Shrestha on 12 January near the southern city of Birgunj. Responsibility for his shooting was claimed by Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha, a militia led by Jwala Singh, which says it defends the population of the southern plains. It called Shrestha a “pahadi” journalist, meaning one from the hill region.”Shrestha’s murder tragically highlights the violence affecting civilians, including journalists, as a result of the ethnic tension in southern Nepal,” the press freedom organisation said. “Hope of defusing the tension this year seems to be evaporating in the face of the inability of the authorities to curb the repeated violence.”Reporters Without Borders is part of an international press freedom delegation that is currently visiting Nepal. Members of the delegation, including a Reporters Without Borders representative, went to Birgunj to investigate Shrestha’s murder.The publisher of two local weeklies, Highway Weekly and New Season, Shrestha was shot in the back on the evening of 12 January while with his brother in a small town near Birgunj, which is on the border with India. He was killed the day that the latest issue of Highway Weekly was published.A man who said he was a local representative of Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha called reporters in Birgunj to claim responsibility for the murder. He said Shrestha was killed because he was a “pahadi” and a “journalist.” The group has promised to continue committing acts of violence until one of its leaders who is imprisoned, Tulasi Das, is released.Aged 57 and a retired accountant, Shrestha became a journalist two years ago, at the same time as his son-in-law, Sashi Bichitra, Highway Weekly’s editor. Bichitra said Shrestha had not received any threats. He leaves a wife, a son and three daughters.There was a dramatic surge in violence against journalists last year in areas where groups claiming to defend the Madhesi, the people of the south, have launched arm protest movements. Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha has been involved in dozens of cases of threats and violence since its creation in August 2006. Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage News to go further Organisation June 8, 2020 Find out more Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Follow the news on Nepal January 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local newspaper publisher falls victim to ethnic violence in south RSF_en News NepalAsia – Pacific May 29, 2019 Find out more News News NepalAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information May 17, 2019 Find out more
First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Faith & Religion News Church of Scientology Pasadena Celebrates 64th Dianetics Technology Anniversary Article and Photo courtesy of CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY PASADENA Published on Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 2:50 pm Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Dianetics technology was developed by renowned American author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard.L. Ron Hubbard began his study of the mind in 1923. Through his extensive travels, study of many cultures around the world and scientific research, he developed and tested man’s first fully workable technology of the mind.In 1950, Mr. Hubbard wrote Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, a comprehensive work detailing his discoveries and techniques and the first and only definitive manual of the mind.Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health became a nationwide bestseller almost overnight. By late summer, 1950, people across the country were not only reading the book, but were also organizing groups for the purpose of applying Dianetics techniques. The book has remained a bestseller ever since, becoming number one on The New York Times bestseller list almost four decades after its initial publication. It continues to appear on bestseller lists around the world.The word Dianetics comes from the Greek dia, meaning “through” and nous, meaning “soul”, and is defined as “what the soul is doing to the body.”Dianetics is a methodology which can help alleviate unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses (illnesses caused or aggravated by mental stress). It is most accurately described as what the soul is doing to the body through the mind.The mind is basically a communication and control system between the person and his environment. It is composed of mental image pictures, which are recordings of past experiences. The individual uses his mind to pose and solve problems related to survival and to direct his efforts according to these solutions.The reactive mind is the portion of a person’s mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis, which is not under his volitional (willing) control, and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions.Dianetics technology guides a person through his or her reactive mind to locate – and permanently eradicate – the actual source of the upset. With the cause of the upset handled, the person is once more able to live a happy, healthy life.Although Dianetics technology was discovered by L. Ron Hubbard, he wrote: “Acknowledgment is made to fifty thousand years of thinking men without whose speculations and observations the creation and construction of Dianetics would not have been possible. Credit in particular is due to:“Anaxagoras, Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, Euclid, Lucretius, Roger Bacon, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, van Leeuwenhoek, Voltaire, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, RenÃ© Descartes, James Clerk Maxwell, Charcot, Herbert Spencer, William James, Sigmund Freud, Cmdr. Thompson (MC) USN, William A. White, Will Durant, Count Alfred Korzybski, and my instructors in atomic and molecular phenomena, mathematics and the humanities at George Washington University and at Princeton.”Dianetics is a precise subject and its principles are very easy to grasp and easy to apply. If you are reasonably intelligent you’ll have no trouble at all understanding Dianetics or learning to apply it.Dianetics technology can take you on the greatest adventure of your life, a voyage into your mind and the discovery of your true potentials.Dianetics can help you understand your mind, what it is composed of and how it works. You’ll discover how the reactive mind influences your life.By applying Dianetics technology you can get rid of your reactive mind.Different people experience different benefits from Dianetics technology. Some of the benefits Dianetics users report include:â€¢ Increased energy levelâ€¢ Improved perceptionsâ€¢ Increased happinessâ€¢ Less accidentsâ€¢ Reduction in stress and anxietyâ€¢ Higher Intelligenceâ€¢ Faster reaction timeChurch of Scientology Pasadena, 35 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, (626) 792-7532 or visit www.scientology-pasadena.org 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Your email address will not be published. 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A Donegal Deputy has described as a sad day for Ireland the news that a campaign group is seeking to get Ireland into the Guinness Book of Records for having the worlds most expensive bank bailout.Independent Thomas Pringle says the move is however an accurate reflection of the unjust burden that has been put on the people.The bid is being submitted by the campaign group Debt Justice Action.Deputy Pringle says it is a unique way to highlight the cost of the bank bailout:[popcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/thom1pm.mp3[/podcast] Pringle says World Record application highlights bailout burden Google+ Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – December 18, 2012 Previous articleCounty Manager seeks clarification on future of water staffNext articleO’Domhnaill says septic tank grant scheme must be expanded News Highland News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also
News UpdatesVictim Not Remedy-Less Against Police Inaction – Can Apply To Competent Magistrate, File Complaint U/S 166A(b) IPC Against IO, Even Move HC : P & H HC [Read Order] Mehal Jain24 Aug 2020 8:42 PMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court has reassured that the complainant/victim of a crime is not remedy-less against deliberate inaction, unreasonable delay, failure to collect evidence, undue sympathy with/shielding of the offenders by the concerned Police Officers. Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi was hearing anticipatory bail pleas in connection with FIR registered under Sections 354-D, 503, 509,…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 Punjab and Haryana High Court has reassured that the complainant/victim of a crime is not remedy-less against deliberate inaction, unreasonable delay, failure to collect evidence, undue sympathy with/shielding of the offenders by the concerned Police Officers. Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi was hearing anticipatory bail pleas in connection with FIR registered under Sections 354-D, 503, 509, 384 and 511 of the IPC and Sections 66D, 67 and 67A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Noting that the police is expected to take prompt action for registration of FIR and investigation of the case where complaint discloses commission of cognizable offence, Justice Tyagi observed that in the present case there was unreasonable delay in registration of FIR as well as investigation of the case “which warrants interference by this Court in exercise of its inherent jurisdiction”. The Single Judge recorded that written complaints had been submitted by the two victim-girls, one alleging harassment/extortion by the petitioner and his accomplice by creating whatsapp group, initially admitting her in the same and subsequently making her group admin, sending objectionable, vulgar messages, forged, fabricated morphed photographs on whatsapp and making unwanted voice and video calls on her mobile phone, and the other alleging that by creating fake Ids of the complainant on Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, the accused posted objectionable photographs and defamatory messages to pressurize the complainant to get into physical relations with him. “The written complaints disclosed commission of cognizable offences but the Police, instead of registering the FIR proceeded to conduct preliminary inquiries regarding the allegations made in the said complaints. As per law laid down by Hon’ble Supreme Court in Lalita Kumari Vs. Government of U.P. (2014) 2 SCC 1 such preliminary inquiry could be made only to ascertain whether the complaint disclosed commission of cognizable offences and was required to be completed within fourty five days”, rebuked the Single Bench. Observing that the preliminary inquiry was conducted by making an “investigation” in “mini trial mode” by “joining the complainant, accused and witnesses”, the bench remarked that FIRs were registered over 3 months later on the basis of preliminary inquiry report. “Further, even after registration of the FIRs, the matter was pending for investigation and nothing substantial appeared to have been done to collect the further evidence and conclude the investigation despite expiry of more than six months”, said the bench, expressing surprise that even the mobile phone handsets allegedly used for commission of the alleged offences have not been seized by the Police. The Single Judge iterated that on registration of FIR, the officer in charge of the police station is mandatorily required under Section 157 (1) of the Cr.P.C. to forthwith send a copy of the same to the Magistrate empowered to take cognizance of such offence upon a police report and proceed in person or depute one of his subordinate officers, not below such rank as the State Government by general or special order prescribes in this behalf, to proceed to the spot, to investigate the facts and circumstances of the case and if necessary to take measures for the discovery and arrest of the offender. “In this land of ancient civilization and rich culture governed by fundamental principle that no society can prosper without respect for women expressed by sanskrit shalok ‘Yatra naryastu pujyante ramante tatra Devata’ women are now victims of heinous crimes and subjected to domestic violence, cruelty/maltreatment and sexual harassment and due to these evils, need effective protection of law administered by all agencies of State with an iron hand”, stressed the bench. The bench appreciated that Unwanted intrusion into privacy of a woman by sending vulgar/objectionable/obscene messages, photographs and making unwanted voice and video calls to her and others and thereby subjecting her to harassment and defamation prompted the legislature to enact the provisions for punishment of voyeurism and stalking (Sections 354-C and 354-D of the IPC) and publishing or transmitting obscene material and publishing or transmitting material containing sexually explicit act etc. (Sections 67 and 67A of the IT Act) besides others. The bench declared that the police is expected to adopt a sensitive approach and take prompt action for expeditious investigation of such cases. “Although there is no specific provision in the Cr.P.C. mandatorily specifying the time limits for completion of investigation yet Section 173 (1) of the Cr.P.C. mandates that every investigation under Chapter 12-INFORMATION TO THE POLICE AND THEIR POWERS TO INVESTIGATE shall be completed without unnecessary delay”, noted the bench. The bench further acknowledged that the Legislature’s concern and mandate for expeditious completion of investigation is manifested by the provisions made in section 167 (2) of the Cr.P.C. for grant of default bail in case of non completion of investigation in 90 days where the investigation relates to an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years and 60 days where the investigation relates to any other offence and section 167 (5) of the the Cr.P.C. for stopping of investigation in summons cases where investigation is not completed within six months. The bench reflected that the Law commission in its 239th report recommended that if investigation in respect of serious crimes i.e. cognizable and punishable with imprisonment of 5 years or more is not completed within 6 months, SHO shall submit a report to SP/SSP who shall take necessary action to ensure completion of investigation. “It follows that investigation has to be fair, prompt, transparent and judicious to both the victim as well as the accused. Ineffective, unfair, obscure, inexpedient and delayed investigation negates and is the antithesis of the rule of law affirmed by Article 21 of the Constitution of India”, concluded the bench. The bench asserted that the complainant/victim of a crime may accordingly apply to the Judicial Magistrate, empowered to take cognizance of the offences in question on police report, for monitoring of investigation who can issue appropriate directions for expeditious completion of investigation. The complainant/victim of a crime may also file complaint under section 166A (b) of the IPC against the Investigating Officer for knowingly disobeying any direction of the law regulating the manner in which he shall conduct such investigation. “In view of explanation to Section 197 (1) of the Cr.P.C. no sanction is required in case of a public servant accused of any offence alleged to have been committed under Section 166 A of the IPC”, clarified the bench. The bench further explained that the complainant/victim of a crime may alternatively file a petition in the High Court for transfer of investigation to an independent agency such as CBI etc. “However, it may be observed here that in a substantial number of such cases the complainant/victim of a crime is not able to pursue these remedies due to lack of awareness and legal aid at the initial stages”, noted the bench. Justice Tyagi expounded that under Section 12 (c) of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, a woman victim of a crime is entitled to legal aid at State expenses and the State Legal Services Authority and District Legal Service Authority are under an obligation to provide legal aid to a woman victim of a crime at all stages of investigation and trial. Noting that a woman victim of a crime may not be aware about availability of legal aid to apply for the same, the bench required the State Legal Service Authority, Punjab to devise suitable scheme/mechanism for this purpose by providing for giving of information regarding registration of FIR at the instance of woman victim of a crime by the police or the concerned Judicial Magistrate to the State Legal Service Authority/District Legal Service Authority, informing woman victim of a crime about availability of legal aid and providing such legal aid (if so applied for by a woman victim of a crime) by the State Legal Service Authority/District Legal Service Authority for redressal of her grievances by appropriate consultation, filing of appropriate proceedings before appropriate forum/authority and legal representation before the Court.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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