first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug)  2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_img3 FTSE 100 shares on my list! Directors bought £3m in March 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! 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. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Tom Rodgers FTSE 100 director deals — where exec-level insiders buy shares in their own company — aren’t always a sign of value. Most UK shares are between 35% and 50% cheaper than they were a month ago, that much is true.But stock market history is littered with examples where directors have thrown down a wedge of cash to encourage investors to back their company. Then weeks later the business throws in the towel and goes bust.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…However, when directors make multi-million pound deals in the FTSE 100 companies I already like? With well-covered dividends, large profits, and low debt? That looks like a buy signal to me.Why do directors deal?Nobody has a better idea about the financial health of a FTSE 100 company than the directors running it. Insiders have access to financial reports we will never see. If the long-term outlook is good and current events have the share price lower than fair value, they will buy in.Among the biggest FTSE 100 buys in recent weeks is a £999,978 deal by Laxman Narasimhan, chief exec of household cleaning product seller Reckitt Benckiser (LSE:RB).In an era of hand-sanitiser price gouging, toilet roll hoarding, and baby wipe-shortages, shares in this consumer staples business might seem an obvious choice for forward-thinking investors. One note of caution, though. After-tax profits and basic earnings per share were considerably down in the last set of full-year results. I’m not convinced by RB’s balance sheet, even at a price-to-earnings ratio of 18 and a dividend yield of 2.8%. Its PEG ratio is far beyond what I consider to be a value investment, too.LloydsNon-exec Lloyds Bank (LSE:LLOY) director Lord James Lupton spent £830,000 on shares on 17 March.I know LLOY is the most-traded retail share on the FTSE 100 by a long shot. It’s just personal preference but I’m not invested in any banks. With a recession coming and interest rates now slashed to the lowest in the Bank of England’s 300-year history, I don’t see major profits on the horizon.Of the high-street banks, Lloyds is the most UK-exposed with the least overseas income, too. If the British economy is in the toilet by the end of the year, Lloyds will be hurt the most. And if I didn’t think Lloyds was worth my money at 60p, I certainly don’t think its a buy just because it’s half the price.3i GroupNow, this is more my speed. 3i Group (LSE:III) chief exec and finance director Simon Borrows and Julia Wilson bought a total of £1,019,232 shares on 27 March. This private equity group has been investing in early-stage growth companies since the late 1940s.Lasting through six UK recessions gives me confidence 3i will weather this latest economic storm.It has consistently increased dividends over the last decade from 3p per share to 30p per share. It is trading at a 12% discount to net asset value, and has all the dividend cover in the world.Compare that to other FTSE 100 favourites like Royal Dutch Shell. The oil major is dramatically slashing costs right now and had a dividend cover of just 1.05 last year. 3i’s dividend is covered more than 3.9 times by earnings.There will be plenty of income investors out there seeing FTSE 100 dividends cut or suspended. Looking for a safer play in times of turmoil is just good business sense.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Tom Rodgers | Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 | More on: 3IN LLOY RKT 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. 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first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Why I’d ignore Lloyds and buy other cheap UK shares for my ISA! Britain’s listed banks have had a bit of a tear-up in recent hours. Take Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) for example. The FTSE 100 firm rose by around 6% in Thursday business.Investors piled in after the Bank of England yesterday gave lenders six months to prepare for the introduction of negative interest rates. This doesn’t mean they’re likely to happen. Policymakers at Threadneedle Street said that “the Prudential Regulation Authority’s engagement with regulated firms had indicated that implementation of a negative Bank Rate over a shorter time frame… would attract increased operational risks.”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…Many traders and investors actually believe that the chances of negative rates being introduced has lessened considerably. And this explains why UK share investors have been busily buying up Lloyds and its peers. Negative rates are bad for banks because it damages the difference between the interest rates at which they lend to their customers and the rates they offer savers. This in turn has a detrimental impact on their net interest margins and consequently profits.No “signal” on negative rates today insists @bankofenglandBut put its implication of no negative rates for at least 6 months (to enable banks to get ready) & projection for decent economic bounceback in H2 2021 and it’s little surprise you get this reaction from market pic.twitter.com/dWjUT2i1Vw— Ben Chu (@BenChu_) February 4, 2021More good news!The news surrounding negative interest rates wasn’t the only thing to boost sentiment for Lloyds on Thursday. Yesterday, Professor Andrew Hayward of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (or Sage) also predicted Britain will be “more or less back to normal for summer.”This is music to the ears of UK-focused cyclical shares like Lloyds. The banking sector has been forced to stash away billions of pounds to cover bad loans in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. Lloyds itself put aside £3.8bn worth of impairments in the first half of 2020. And it probably faces a tsunami of extra bills — not to mention the problem of extended revenues weakness — if the pandemic stretches well into 2021.I won’t be buying LloydsIt’s clear that the outlook for Lloyds and its peers has got a bit stronger in recent hours, then. But I’m not breaking out the bunting just yet. I certainly won’t be buying the FTSE 100 firm for my Stocks and Shares ISA any time soon.Big questions still persist over the efficacy of vaccines in the fight against Covid-19. Vaccines rollout in Britain has been impressive and 10m citizens have already been jabbed. However, the emergence of new variants — which could be partially immune to these medicines — could still throw a spanner in the works of the economic recovery. One government minister estimates that there could be 4,000 Covid-19 strains out there.This scenario would naturally devastate trading at Lloyds and might well lead to negative interest rates. But let’s say for a second that this doesn’t happen. There’s still no guarantee that the Bank of England will raise rates any time soon. The fallout from Covid-19 and Brexit will likely take years to tackle. And this will mean that margins at Lloyds will likely remain under significant pressure. I’d much rather buy other UK shares for my ISA today. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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.center_img Royston Wild | Friday, 5th February, 2021 | More on: LLOY 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wild 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. 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first_imgFriday Oct 3, 2008 Friday Funnies – Czech rugby advert, ‘Football is for girls’ As we all know, Rugby’s appeal has meant that it’s a far reaching and much played sport all over the globe. While some may think that it’s only the ‘traditional’ nations that have a strong rugby culture, the reality is that many countries around the world not only play rugby, but in fact love and live for the sport. ADVERTISEMENTThere’s not a day that goes by that I don’t receive an email from a fan in a non-powerhouse rugby country. From Chile to Kazakhstan, through the power of the internet, we’re reaching new fans every day, spreading the rugby love and hoping that by doing our bit, we’re encouraging new players to take up the game and get involved, no matter if you’re in England or Albania.So while certain other sports will always dominate global numbers because of a number of factors, rugby fans and players will always have pride in knowing that the sport we love is generally played with honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship. Three key aspects that are perhaps missing elsewhere.This funny rugby advert from the Czech Republic has a little dig at another sport that some of us may also be fans of, but surely acknowledge that all is not right in the way it’s played at times.Now updated with the English version Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Adverts , Funnies Related Articles 120 WEEKS AGO Eben Etzebeth ready for battle after long… 122 WEEKS AGO ONE WEEK TO GO: ‘Raise The Stakes’ video… 188 WEEKS AGO Emotive new short film shows Ireland players… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle 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 PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_imgThe main challenge in reviewing the wonderful new novel, “Vera’s Will” (Hamilton Stone Editions, 2015), by Shelley Ettinger is to not issue spoiler alerts before every paragraph. This is difficult because “Vera’s Will” is not only well-written and often poetic, but is also a great page-turner.Readers will want to know what happens, not only to Randy Steiner, the present-day narrator and Vera Resnick Steiner, Randy’s grandmother, but to all the others populating the three generations of immigrant and U.S.-born characters.Both Vera and Randy are Jewish, and that becomes an integral part of character development. Ettinger shows great dexterity in weaving the experiences and political activism of early 20th century immigrants into the fabric of the story.Vera and Randy are also lesbians. How this plays out in their lives is likewise told in the context of the political struggles of the last century. And this is what ultimately gives “Vera’s Will” its optimistic tone.Yes, there are setbacks and personal heartache, and that includes love. As Vera struggles with hateful anti-lesbian bigotry, she confides to her African-American sister-in-law Dorothy — with whom she has maintained a close friendship, writing regularly for years — that Vera is unable to change this ­“affliction.”Ettinger describes, in Vera’s voice, the correspondence that followed yet another blow from Vera’s ignorant family: “The only thing I can think is that I still want what I can never have. I wish I could accept that I just don’t fit, stop wishing for, well you know, Dee.”The character, Dorothy, responds: “The reason you can’t is simple. You’re human. You want love. If that went away, if you gave up, you’d hardly be alive at all.” That takes place in 1954.The novel’s optimism comes from showing, through the vehicle of fiction, the victories of political struggle and how they impact individuals. This is Randy’s coming-out journey, a journey that began before she was born. Life is lived in the past and present — and in preparing for the future because “a better life is in birth.”To organize and fight for a world without bigotry, violence and exploitation, to struggle for socialism, is how to be fully human and a path to living a good life.Thank you, Shelley Ettinger, for this great novel that will hopefully reach many hands. It will certainly touch many hearts.“Vera’s Will” received a starred review from the Library Journal at tinyurl.com/pmklexg. More information about the book is available at shelleyettinger.com; order from online booksellers.Susan Schnur’s roots are Jewish, planted in the same part of Eastern Europe as Vera’s family.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgOn May 25, at the call of the Union of Nigerien Students (USN), a few thousand students marched through Niamey, the capital of Niger, chanting, “Down with foreign military bases,” “Down with the French army” (Niger is a former French colony), “Down with the American army,” and “Down with the jihadists and Boko Haram.”Niger is landlocked, just south of Algeria and just north of Nigeria in West Africa. It abuts seven countries, and most of the 23 million Nigeriens inhabit its densely populated south along the Niger River. The rest of the country is in the Sahara Desert. It should not be confused with Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with 201 million Nigerians.Last year, a Boko Haram guerrilla ambush killed four U.S. Special Forces soldiers and exposed a U.S. presence in Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world. In mid-May this year, another Boko Haram ambush killed 28 Nigerien soldiers and wounded a dozen more basically in the same locality. The U.S. Special Forces and their French counterparts stood by while their Nigerien allies were taking all these casualties.The U.N. Human Development Index calculates Niger is the seventh poorest country in the world, with 40 percent of its inhabitants living on less than $1 a day. However, Niger contains one of the world’s largest uranium deposits.At the May 25 protest, some placards read: “No to sub-contracting our national sovereignty” and “Our territory has been independent since August 3, 1960.” The defense minister of Niger has admitted that he is unsure of what the United States is doing at its base near Agadez, a historic town that grew up as a crossroad trading center in the Trans-Sahara trade. (jeuneafrique.com, May 25)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts MyanmarAsia – Pacific MyanmarAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Myanmar News News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association are appalled to learn that detained poet Aung Than, a member of the opposition National League for Democracy, was probably infected with the HIV virus when he was forcibly injected in Insein prison hospital two years ago. Several people, including his mother, have told the two organisations that he is now in a critical condition.”This shocking news highlights not only the military government’s criminal nature but also the disastrous health conditions in Burma’s prisons,” the two partner organisations said. “Aung Than’s health is getting worse by the day and we call for his immediate release so that he can receive appropriate treatment.”The organisations added: “We also urge the international community to press for the International Committee of the Red Cross to be allowed to visit Burma’s prisons as it was from 1999 to the end of 2005.”Aung Than’s mother, Daw Khin Si, and one of his friends told Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association that Aung Than was admitted to the Insein prison hospital in October 2006 with a prostate problem. While he was there, a member of the hospital staff who was not a doctor wanted to give him an injection. Seeing that the needle was used and knowing that cases of contamination were frequent in Insein prison, Aung Than refused, whereupon the hospital employee injected him by force.A few months later, his family noticed that his immune system did not seem to be working properly. He had repeated fevers, skin ailments and frequent colds. Concerned about his state of health, he asked to be tested but this was refused. Fellow detainees, who include doctors, say his symptoms are typical of someone with AIDS. Aung Than is certain that he was infected since being imprisoned.Forcible injections are common in Insein prison. A friend of a Burma Media Association member died of AIDS in prison after being injected by force.Aged 36, Aung Than was sentenced in June 2006 to 19 years in prison for writing and distributing a collection of poems called “Daung Man” (“The force of the fighting peacock”) that was a tribute to Burma’s pro-democracy movement. Three other people from Pegu (north of Rangoon) received prison sentences in the same case: Zeya Aung (a student), Maung Maung Oo (the owner of the press on which the poems were printed) and opposition activist Sein Hlaing. Organisation November 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed poet gets HIV virus from forcible injection in Insein prison News News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association are appalled to learn that detained poet Aung Than, a member of the opposition National League for Democracy, was probably infected with the HIV virus when he was forcibly injected in Insein prison hospital two years ago. “This shocking news highlights not only the military government’s criminal nature but also the disastrous health conditions in Burma’s prisons,” the two partner organisations said. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF_en May 26, 2021 Find out more to go further May 31, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgAN ADARE-based company has secured a purchase agreement with a firm in northern China to gain entry into the Asian country’s lucrative market.Samco Agricultural Manufacturing Ltd has teamed up with Xingye Planting Ltd and Ruitian Modern Agriculture Ltd in Inner Mongolia for their Samco maize planting machine and biodegradable mulch film.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick company is recognised as an expert in forage and grain maize growing, particularly in northern China where there are large tracts of land exposed to cold temperatures.The Samco system machine lays a thin layer of biodegradable mulch film over the soil at the time of sowing which increases soil and air temperature. The machine forms a seed channel under the film to create an ideal microclimate for the seed to germinate and develop.Samco has worked with both of its Chinese partners in previous years and managing director Samuel Shine said that the company’s “engineering technology is proven to help farmers to reduce costs and increase profits in an ever challenging agricultural industry.“It boosts our exports and shows the potential for agricultural businesses in Ireland. They’re short of food for consumption in China and we can produce more tons of grains per hectare here.” Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic TAGSAdareagriculturebusinessChinamachinerymaize plantingRuitianSamcoSamuel ShinetradeXingye Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council are working to restore water supply to customers in Adare following a burst water main Linkedin Previous articleHeroin fears escalate in West LimerickNext articleWar theme to Four Plays 2014 Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisementcenter_img Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor Email Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print BusinessNewsLimerick company cracks Chinese marketBy Liam Togher – November 6, 2014 808 Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Deputy leads committee in government talks on suicide prevention HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Google+ Pinterest The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions will meet with Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch to hear the range of initiatives which are in place to reduce the incidents of suicide nationally.Ireland has one of the highest rates of suicide in young males in the European Union .The committee aims to explore the national services in place for suicide prevention and to develop what further actions are necessary to reduce the rate of suicide, particularly among young men.The Chairman of the Committee Sinn Fein Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn says, the meeting comes on foot of a public petition which called for a national campaign on suicide prevention:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/padamLYNCH.mp3[/podcast] Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleAfter heatwave chaos – Council looks to restrict cars on beachesNext articleRevenue reveals several high value defaulter settlements in Donegal News Highland By News Highland – June 12, 2013 Facebook Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme last_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesNational Lockdown : MHA Issues Revised Guidelines; Lists Out Activities Permitted After April 20 [Read Guidelines] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 April 2020 10:18 PMShare This – xFollowing the Prime Minister’s announcement of extension of country wide lockdown till May 3, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued revised guidelines on Thursday regarding the measures to be adopted during this period to control the transmission of COVID-19 pandemic.Notably, the Ministry has also enumerated some activities, which could be permitted by the respective States and Union…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?LoginFollowing the Prime Minister’s announcement of extension of country wide lockdown till May 3, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued revised guidelines on Thursday regarding the measures to be adopted during this period to control the transmission of COVID-19 pandemic.Notably, the Ministry has also enumerated some activities, which could be permitted by the respective States and Union Territories after April 20, based on a review of the ground level situation.Read the Order issued by the Central Government to extend national lockdown till May 3.#Lockdown2 #COVID2019india pic.twitter.com/Rnz5umtODY— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 15, 2020The following activities will continue to be prohibited till May 3:All domestic and international air travel of passengers.All passenger movement by trains, except for security purposes.Buses for public transport.Metro rail services.Inter-district and inter-state movement of individuals except for medical reasons or for activities permitted under the guidelines.All education, training, coaching institutions etc shall remain closed.All industrial and commercial activities other than those specifically permitted under the guidelines.Hospitality services other than those specifically permitted under the guidelines.Taxis (including auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws) and services of cab aggregators.All cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.All social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions/other gatherings.All religious places/places of worship shall remain closed. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.In case of funerals, congregation of more than twenty persons will not be permitted.Hotpsots and Containment ZonesThe States/UTs have been directed to demarcate ‘hotspots’ and ‘containment zones’ as per guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.In those places, activities permitted under the guidelines will not be allowed.Activities permitted after April 20In order to mitigate the hardship of public, select additional activities have been permitted from April 20, on condition of strict compliance of existing guidelines.These activities are listed in paragraphs 5 to 20 of the guidelines, and includes :All health services (including AYUSH)All agricultural and related activities, including fisheries (shrimp products as well), horticulture, animal husbandry, plantations (tea, coffee and rubber with 50% workers), mandis operated by APMCs etcOperation of homes for children, disabled, senior citizens, mentally challenged, observation homes, anganwadis etc.Disbursement of social security pensions, Provident Fund services by EPFO.MNREGA Works (priority to be given for irrigation and water conservation works)Public utilities such as Oil and gas sector, postal services, power sector, water, sanitation, telecommunication and internet,  etc.Movement, loading/unloading of cargo. All goods traffic will be allowed to ply.Shops for trucks, and dhabas in highways with stipulated minimum distances.Movement of all trucks and other goods/carrier vehicles with two drivers and one helper allowed. Empty truck/vehicle will be allowed to return after delivery of goods or for pick up.Operation of Land ports for essential goods and supplies.Financial Sector, banks, ATMs, digital payment systems, SEBI, IRDA and insurance related activities, Supply of essential goods.Shops and carts dealing with food and groceries (for daily use), hygiene items, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, poultry, milk and fish, animal feed and fodder. Commercial and private establishments as listed, including e-commerce, courier services, private security services, IT and IT Enabled services with 50% strength, data and call centres for government activities, print and electronic media including broadcasting, DTH and cable services.Services by self-employed persons such as electrician, IT reparis, plumbers, motor mechanics and carpenters.Industrial Establishments as listed.Construction activities as listed.Offices of government, govt autonomous bodies, local bodiesCertain commercial, industrial and construction activities as listed in the Order, could be permitted after April 20.Additional activities permitted from April 20 should be implemented in phased manner, after making arrangements for strict implementation of guidelines. pic.twitter.com/Z2LS3j55l1— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 15, 2020Movement of persons in private vehicles can be allowed for emergency services, including medical and veterinary care, and for procuring essential commodities. One person besides the private vehicle driver can be allowed in the backseat in case of four-wheeler. In case of two-wheeler, only the driver is to be permitted.Additional activities permitted from April 20 should be implemented in phased manner, after making arrangements for strict implementation of guidelines.States and Union Territories have been directed not to dilute the instructions of the MHA.The MHA has also listed additional directives for public places and office spaces.Wearing of face masks has been made compulsory. Social distancing norms are to be strictly followed. Standard Operating Procedure has been prescribed for Offices and Factories.MHA issues directives for public and office spaces. Wearing of face masks compulsory. Social distancing norms to be strictly followed.Standard Operating Procedure prescribed for Offices and Factories.#Lockdown2 #LockdownExtended pic.twitter.com/LOQ10Jlc5v— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 15, 2020Click here to download revised guidelinesRead Revised GuidelinesSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more