Kevin Godbold has no position in any 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images When it comes to searching for the best shares to buy now, there’s no better time for doing it than the beginning of a new year.And who doesn’t want to find shares that have the potential to double their money? I suspect it’s the goal of many people. And the beginning of 2021 could prove to be a great starting point for many new portfolio investments.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…Some things could help businesses to thrive in the year ahead. For example, the UK’s free trade agreement with the EU frames the ongoing trading relationship between the two entities. And, despite the recent flare-up of the pandemic, there’s been great progress in the fight against Covid-19. Like many people, I’m optimistic the start of the countrywide vaccination programme will prove to be a decisive blow in the battle against the virus.So, I’m enthusiastic about my share picks for this year. And I reckon the following two stocks have great potential for the next 12 months and beyond.2 of my best shares to buy nowThe FTSE 250’s John Wood (LSE: WG) provides “consulting, projects and operations solutions” in the energy and built environment industries. As such, the business experienced declining earnings over the past few years driven by the downturn in the oil sector.But City analysts predict double-digit percentage growth in earnings this year following a similar uplift in 2020. And the recovery in the oil industry is helping the progress along with the company’s strategic plan to focus operations on “differentiated, higher-margin business”. There was an example of the plan in action in November when the company announced the completion of the sale of its joint venture interest in TransCanada Turbines for a cash sum of $67m.I reckon the firm’s portfolio optimisation programme could combine with general economic recovery in 2021 to propel the shares higher. With the stock near 323p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for 2021 is just below 16.Meanwhile, Wynnstay (LSE: WYN) is a smaller business with a market capitalisation just below £70m. But despite its size, the agricultural supplies company has a stable trading record and has been good at raising shareholder dividends incrementally over the past few years. With the share price near 344p, the forward-looking yield is just above 4.3% for the trading year to October 2021.This one could be a Brexit winnerCity analysts expect steady single-digit advances in annual earnings ahead. But the valuation is undemanding with the earnings multiple for next year running near 10. And the shares were as high as 650p in the spring of 2017. Back then, Wynnstay was posting double-digit percentage annual increases in earnings. So, it seems the stock has re-rated down to reflect the current growth rate.I reckon the pandemic is making life difficult for the business right now. But Wynnstay’s position as “an essential supplier to the farming community” means it’s well placed to serve what could be a growing industry in Brexit Britain. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the outlook improve and the valuation re-rate back up as 2021 unfolds. Best shares to buy now: why I think these 2 stocks could double my money See all posts by Kevin Godbold Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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The Ocado share price has doubled in a year: should I buy on today’s dip? 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. Today’s results seem to be broadly in line with forecasts, so what might be the problem? I’ve been taking a fresh look at this high-tech growth story.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…Sales up 33% in 2020Ocado’s revenue rose by 33% to £2,332m last year. But the group remained loss-making and recorded an after-tax loss for the year of £174m. That’s a slight reduction on the £212m loss reported for 2019.What do these numbers tell me? Ocado’s UK retail business is continuing to make decent progress. Sales rose by 35% last year and the business generated an underlying profit of £149m.However, a retail operation of this size isn’t usually big enough to justify Ocado’s market-cap of £20bn. This reflects its growing status as a technology stock which sells software and automated warehouse solutions to other retailers.Ocado has signed some big deals with supermarkets such as US chain Kroger in the last few years. But these deals usually require Ocado to build new warehouses and set up its system before generating much revenue.Indeed, Ocado generated just £17m of revenue from its international business last year. But the company says that “fees not yet recognised as revenue” rose by 52% to £256m. These fees reflect work completed by Ocado that won’t be due for payment until “a working solution” has been handed over to the customer.The sharp growth in this number suggests to me this business is gaining momentum. I think this is one reason why Ocado’s share price has performed so strongly over the last year.What could go wrong?I have two main concerns about Ocado. The first is that after nearly 10 years on the stock market, Ocado is still losing money. The company’s big projects require a lot of upfront expenditure before they generate any revenue.Ocado plans to invest £700m in new facilities and product development in 2021. Brokers expect the business to report a loss of around £150m in 2021. I don’t like businesses with no clear path to profitability.A second problem is that Ocado has growing competition. One competitor, Norwegian firm Autostore, is currently suing Ocado for alleged patent infringements. Ocado denies the allegations, but the UK firm has warned shareholders that legal costs are expected to rise sharply in 2021.Ocado share price: too high or too low?Based on this year’s figures, Ocado shares are valued at 8.7 times sales and about 280 times EBITDA (a measure of profit before certain costs). This isn’t a valuation I can get comfortable with, especially as Ocado is expected to remain loss-making for several more years.I’ve avoided this stock for many years because I’ve thought it was too expensive. Events have proven me wrong, at least so far. Ocado’s share price has risen by nearly 1,000% over the last five years and the firm has had no problem raising extra cash when necessary.It’s clear there are many deep-pocketed investors who believe Ocado’s business is more valuable than I do. They may be right. But I don’t believe in buying shares that I think are too expensive. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Shares in online grocery retail specialist Ocado Group (LSE: OCDO) have risen by more than 100% over the last 12 months. But investors don’t seem too excited about today’s full-year earnings from the firm. Ocado’s share price is down by 3% Tuesday morning, as I write. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 Roland Head Image source: Getty Images 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. Roland Head | Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 | More on: OCDO Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSChristmasholidaysStress Previous articleFlorida Highway Patrol investigating a hit-and-run fatalityNext article6 Steps to a Happy Holiday of Healthy Eating Food Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It’s not too late to limit holiday stressIt’s the most wonderful time of the year; if only you had a moment to enjoy it. While there are plenty of reasons to cherish the holidays, there are also an overwhelming number of things to do, people to see, gifts to buy, appointments to make and trips to take. All that combined can make your day-to-day stressful, even during this special season.To spark magic back into the holidays, you need to cut the stress – or at least limit it – and to help do that, here are five tips to simplify your daily routine so you can relax and truly make the most of your holidays.* Enjoy a cup of tea. With the constant “go go go” mentality of the holiday season, you may be inclined to reach for coffee; however, researchers have found many relaxing benefits from drinking tea – whether it’s black, green or chamomile. When you do decide to break for a glass of tea, shut out all other distractions and treat yourself to a little quiet time. Even a quick five minute break can leave you feeling reenergized.* Connect digitally. Can’t make it to every holiday party and get together? Don’t stress! Though you may not get to visit everyone in person, you can use the Internet to connect with loved ones. Consider creating a family hashtag like #HolidaysWithTheJoneses to keep track of posts and photos from the festivities* Step outside. It’s good for both mind and body, especially during the busy holidays. Once you’re outside, use this opportunity to spend some quality time with the family. When you’re focused on having fun together, you’ll remember what makes the holidays special.* Turn on some tunes. Whether you’re a Christmas carol die-hard or a musical Scrooge, music has an undeniable effect on your mood. Spin your favorite songs to help you get through shopping, travel, gift wrapping and more with a smile on your face. You’ll be dancing to a new beat and those errands will seem a lot merrier.* Take some time for yourself. It’s better to give than to receive, but make sure to take some time to give yourself a relaxing treat during the holidays. Enjoy the calming effects of yoga, go to the gym or hit the spa. Taking a step back to focus on yourself makes you feel great and reduces your stress level.The holidays can be hectic, but it is also a wonderful time to reconnect with friends and family to celebrate the season. These simple stress-reducing techniques can help you make the holidays truly wonderful. Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! 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.
Reply From Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonAt the March 20th meeting of the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, the Board heard a presentation on Orange County’s 911: Call if you can, Text if you can’t program. This program was implemented thanks to the efforts, collaboration, and partnerships of the Orange County Information Services Team with the managers for several of Orange County’s public safety answering points.Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonTo help put this program into perspective, it is important to know and understand the history of the 911 communications system. First developed in 1968, the system was a land-line based system and operated using an analog signal. Then, about 20 years ago, the concepts of geolocation as well as making calls and sending texts wirelessly were introduced to 911 communications (Enhanced 911). Finally, looking forward, 911 is looking to move on to Next Generation 911, which will introduce a digital or IP-based 911 system, and allow for voice, photos, videos, and texts to flow from the public to the 911 network; according to staff, our current Text to 911 services have not yet reached this capacity. In the future, Next Generation 911 will improve the methods to communicate with 911.Orange County’s Text to 911 Services allows for the ability to send a short text message to 911 during an emergency. These services can be used in Orange County through its 10 public safety answering points (PSAP): Apopka Police; Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA); Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) (including Orange County Fire Rescue); Orlando Police Department (including the Orlando Fire Department); Reedy Creek; the University of Central Florida (UCF); Winter Garden Police Department; and Winter Park Police Department. When a call or text is made to 911, the communication is transmitted to the appropriate department based on the person who contacted 911. For example, if a call or text is made to 911 from someone in an unincorporated area of Orange County, the communication would be transmitted to the OCSO.It is important for residents to keep in mind that these services should only be used if the person in need of help is deaf, hard of hearing, or has a speech disability, or if a regular voice call to 911 would be otherwise dangerous or impossible given the circumstances of the emergency. With response time being a critical factor, Text to 911 may increase emergency response time. In terms of availability in the Central Florida region, this service can only be used in Orange and Osceola Counties; if a text is sent to 911 in an area without this service, a bounce-back text will be received. However, Seminole, as well as other counties, are currently in the process of implementing these services.When utilizing the Text to 911 Services, staff stressed during the presentation that users should always provide the location as well as the nature of the emergency in the first text message to 911; these messages do not automatically provide PSAPs with coordinates for a location. Additionally, the use of abbreviations and slang should be avoided in texts to 911. Furthermore, wireless customers must have mobile phones that are capable of sending text messages (including having sufficient access to wireless or cellular service). Certain text messaging or social media messaging apps may not be supported by Text to 911. Lastly, the Text to 911 Services are only available in English; Non-English texts sent to 911 may be directed to call 911 so that translation services can be provided.Those who opt to use the Text to 911 Services should always avoid doing so while driving. Residents who wish to view the full Board presentation may do so via the following link: http://netapps.ocfl.net/Mod/meetings/1. In addition, residents can also find more information as well as videos on the Text to 911 Services here: www.ocfl.net/textto911.Remember, always call 911 if you can, but text if you can’t, given the circumstances of your emergency. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGS911Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson Previous articleYou’ve survived the move . . . now what?Next articleA History of Easter Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 31, 2018 at 9:10 am James White LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Very commendable for Orange county in FL to offer 911 translation services! Kudos for looking after non-English speaking visitors, tourists and community members! James White https://globalvis.com Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here
Save this picture!Courtesy of Behnaz Assadi and ADVERTOURS+ 22 Share Architects: Ja Studio + ARTA Design and Build Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2000 ft² Area: 2000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/284308/the-offset-ja-studio-arta-design-and-build Clipboard Photographs Photographs: Courtesy of Behnaz Assadi and ADVERTOURS, Courtesy of Ja Studio + ARTA Design and BuildSave this picture!Courtesy of Behnaz Assadi and ADVERTOURSRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The idea of the project is to capture south light exposure on an eastwest lot by splitting and offsetting the second floor of a narrow and deep infill house. The offset between the two levels in section becomes an opening that allows the south light into the main floor and in plan it becomes a void that allows a straight cascading stair to pass through.Save this picture!Courtesy of Behnaz Assadi and ADVERTOURSIn the elevation the offset of two one and half storey volumes on one hand defines the entry and on the other creates distance between the south face of the top volume and the neighbor. Two cozy outdoor spaces are created for the lower second floor as the result of this volumetric shift. At the end the project tries to use a geometric shift to create a house that constantly changes mood and character by the changing qualities of light during the day.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ja Studio + ARTA Design and BuildProject gallerySee allShow lessEcho Ridge Duplexes / El Dorado IncSelected Projects’Wind Fountain’ Competition Entry / Gembong Reksa KawulaArticles Share CopyAbout this officeJa Studio + ARTA Design and BuildOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoHousesCanadaPublished on October 22, 2012Cite: “The Offset / Ja Studio + ARTA Design and Build” 22 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Fair Enough Apartments / BFV ARCHITECTES Apartments Photographs: Fréderic DelangleDesign Team:BPD Marignan, Spie Batignolles ImmobilierCity:NanterreCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fréderic DelangleRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The A1 plot is located in a very singular urban area, at the fringe of the ZAC des Provinces Françaises grid plan. It must be looked as a “triangular isle” with three faces conversing with their close surroundings.Save this picture!© Fréderic DelangleSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Fréderic DelangleThe six-storey building acts as a figurehead in the neighborhood and creates a significant visual landmark in the wider landscape. The chamfer angles emphasize the kinetic effect created by the delicate shape of the building, guiding us towards the boulevard, or inside the plot.Save this picture!© Fréderic DelangleAll of the 43 apartments have an outdoor space, either a loggia or a terrace covered with a pergola.Save this picture!© Fréderic DelangleProject gallerySee allShow lessA.B.V. House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos AssociadosSelected Projects#mOOO3 Iso[nation]: Home Office (Fundraising For Covid-19 Response Fund)Student CompetitionsProject locationAddress:92000 Nanterre, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects ArchDaily Photographs France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937818/fair-enough-apartments-bfv-architectes Clipboard Year: 2019 “COPY” “COPY” Architects: BFV ARCHITECTES Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937818/fair-enough-apartments-bfv-architectes Clipboard Fair Enough Apartments / BFV ARCHITECTESSave this projectSaveFair Enough Apartments / BFV ARCHITECTES Save this picture!© Fréderic Delangle+ 14Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyApartments•Nanterre, France CopyAbout this officeBFV ARCHITECTESOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsNanterreOn FacebookFrancePublished on April 27, 2020Cite: “Fair Enough Apartments / BFV ARCHITECTES” 27 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship The independent press practically does not exist, the only journalists’ association is constantly threatened, access to the Internet is increasingly limited and foreign journalists are now subject to new, particularly restrictive regulations : freedom of expression increasingly stifled in Equatorial Guinea. Equatorial GuineaAfrica Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Equatorial GuineaAfrica RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has expressed its serious concern following a clear deterioration in press freedom and freedom of expression in Equatorial Guinea. “Your country is one of the most repressive in Africa with regard to press freedom,” stated Robert Ménard, the organisation’s secretary-general, in a letter to President Teodoro Obiang Nguema. “The independent press practically does not exist, the only journalists’ association is constantly threatened, access to the Internet is increasingly limited and foreign journalists are now subject to new, particularly restrictive regulations”, Ménard underlined. The organisation asked the head of state to publicly declare himself in support of greater freedom of expression in his country and to see to it that all journalists in Equatorial Guinea can work without obstruction and in a climate of full security.Nguema is included on Reporters Without Borders’s list of 38 international press freedom predators.According to information collected by the organisation, the press freedom situation in Equatorial Guinea is in steady decline. On 22 May 2002, the vice-minister for information announced his intention to force foreign press correspondents to acquire official accreditation from the ministry. This temporary accreditation will be mandatory and renewable “on a case-by-case basis.”Moreover, at the beginning of May, the authorities barred the Equatorial Guinea Press Association (ASOPGE) from organising the activities (exhibitions, conferences, etc.) it had scheduled to mark World Press Freedom Day. A few days later, Information Vice-Minister Alfonso Nsue Mokuy asked the government to ban the ASOPGE. The vice-minister accused the association of operating as a “parallel government” and not organising all of its activities in conjunction with the ministry.Finally, several journalists, political leaders and association heads have complained of increasing difficulties in accessing the Internet. According to them, illegal phone tapping has increased and the country’s sole Internet service provider allegedly monitors e-mail traffic very closely. It has become increasingly difficult to access the Internet and occasionally all electronic communications are impossible.This situation has arisen just as the trial of several opposition leaders is set to get underway in Malabo. They are accused of plotting a coup to overthrow the president. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa May 23, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of expression increasingly stifled Reports to go further News May 18, 2020 Find out more
Sushant Singh Rajput’s House Help Moves Bombay HC For Rs.10 Lakh Compensation Alleging Illegal Detention By NCB [Read Petition]By admin on May 26, 2021
Top StoriesSushant Singh Rajput’s House Help Moves Bombay HC For Rs.10 Lakh Compensation Alleging Illegal Detention By NCB [Read Petition] Nitish Kashyap19 Oct 2020 11:57 PMShare This – xDipesh Sawant, Sushant Singh Rajput’s house help who is accused of procuring drugs for him, has filed a writ petition before the Bombay High Court seeking Rs.10 lakh in compensation from the Union of India alleging illegal detention by the Narcotics Control Bureau and gross violation of the Articles 21 and 22 of the Constitution of India.The division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice…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?LoginDipesh Sawant, Sushant Singh Rajput’s house help who is accused of procuring drugs for him, has filed a writ petition before the Bombay High Court seeking Rs.10 lakh in compensation from the Union of India alleging illegal detention by the Narcotics Control Bureau and gross violation of the Articles 21 and 22 of the Constitution of India.The division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik will be hearing the petition on November 6.The petitioner, who was booked under Section 8 (c), r/w. Sections 20 (b) (ii) (A), 23, 29 and 30 of the NDPS Act, 1985, was granted bail by the High Court two weeks back,According to the petitioner, NCB has shown in the records that he was arrested on September 5 at 8 pm but in fact he claims he was arrested on September 4 at 10 pm and kept with the NCB till the time he was produced before a Holiday Remand Court at Esplanade on September 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm and was remanded in NCB custody till September 9. He was produced before the Magistrate after more than 36 hours violating the guidelines of the Apex Court and also Article 22 of the Constitution by not producing the Petitioner within 24 hours of his arrest, the petition contends.The petition filed through Advocates Rajendra Rathore and Aamir Koradia states-“It is pertinent to note that there is absolutely no recovery of any contraband at the instance of the Petitioner. It is further humbly submitted that there is absolutely no nexus between the Petitioner and any contraband of commercial quantity.Under these circumstances the Petitioner approaches this Hon’ble Court under Article 226 & 22 of the Constitution of India with a prayer to take action against first Respondent for non-compliance of directions issued by Apex Court in case of DK Basu vs State of West Bengal [(1997) 1 SCC 416] and to forthwith release the petitioner who was illegally detained and kept in custody for bailable offence.”The petitioner was granted bail by the Bombay High Court along with others accused in the case like actor Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh’s house manager Samuel Miranda in an order dated October 7, 2020.As per the NCB’s case, the petitioner was arrested on September 4 relying on a statement given by Kaizan Ebrahim, another accused in the said case who was arrested with contraband in his possession. However, Ebrahim was produced in Court on September 5 and was granted bail the same day whereas the petitioner was still at NCB’s office. Ebrahim had stated before NCB that he was delivering contraband drugs to the petitioner on instructions of accused Showik Chakraborty, who is still in jail.The petitioner contends that he filed an application for illegal detention for violation of Sections 57 & 167 of CrPC and Holiday Remand Court observed that different facts reflected as per arrest memo. Also the NCB officials admitted that Dipesh was in custody since September 4, 2020 but was not produced with co-accused Kaizan Ebrahim on September 5, 2020 as they were still investigating and at around 8 pm he was shown arrested.The NCB claimed that they arrested the Applicant on September 5, 2020 at 8 pm but did not inform about his arrest as per guidelines of the Supreme Court immediately but only allowed the Applicant to call his brother on his cell on September 6 at 11:40 am, the petition states referring to the guidelines set by the Apex Court in case of DK Basu vs State of West Bengal.The petitioner contends-“It is pertinent to note that there is absolutely no recovery of any contraband at the instance of the Petitioner. It is further humbly submitted that there is absolutely no nexus between the Petitioner and any contraband of commercial quantity.The Petitioner is innocent and has been falsely framed in the instant matter. There is absolutely no iota of evidence to frame charge against the Petitioner under the NDPS Act, 1985. All the offences alleged against the Petitioner are bailable and the officers were bound to release the petitioner on bail and hence the petitioner is in illegal custody and deserves to be released on bail.”Thus, the petitioner seeks directions to take action against the Narcotics Control Bureau for non compliance with the directions issued by Apex Court in the case of DK Basu Vs. State of West Bengal. Moreover, the petition prays for directions to enquire into the matter of illegal detention and to initiate disciplinary action against the erring officers.Finally, the petition seeks directions to the Union of India to compensate the petitioner with Rs. 10,00,000 for illegal detention and gross violation of the Articles 21 and 22 of the Constitution of India as the directions in the case of DK Basu (supra) from the Articles 21 and 22.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Story
Boynton Beach Police Department(BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) — A 12-year-old boy dove from a moving vehicle to escape a suspected kidnapper in South Florida, police say.The child was treated for abrasions to his forehead, arms and hands, while the suspect, 26-year-old Timothy Miller of West Palm Beach, was arrested on charges of kidnapping under the age of 13, resisting an officer with violence and child neglect, according to a probable cause affidavit.The boy told detectives that he got off his school bus and was walking home in Boynton Beach on Wednesday afternoon when a man driving a white pickup truck pulled over and offered him a ride. The man, later identified as Miller, told the child that he gives rides to kids “all the time” and “not to worry” because he “won’t do anything weird,” according to the affidavit.The boy said Miller “seemed nice and had a friendly smile,” so he accepted his offer and got in the truck. But then, the child said, Miller started to “act different” and looked at him “strangely,” while driving erratically and asking if he had any drugs, according to the affidavit.The boy said he became frightened and tried to open the passenger door to get out, but Miller told him he couldn’t leave and sped up in an effort to prevent him from doing so. Still, the child managed to open the door and jumped from the moving vehicle, according to the affidavit.Onlookers who saw the boy land on the pavement stopped to help him, while two others went after Miller and followed his truck onto Interstate 95. When Miller got off at an exit, the other drivers used their cars to block in his truck until police arrived. Miller “repeatedly violently resisted officer’s attempts to detain him” but was ultimately taken into custody, according to the affidavit.Miller told detectives that he picked up the boy because he thought he was a teenager and could sell him drugs, according to the affidavit.“We are grateful to the Good Samaritans who assisted us with taking Miller into custody,” the Boynton Police Department said in a Facebook post. “We encourage parents to use this as an opportunity to remind their children about the dangers of getting into a car with someone they do not know.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.