These five UK shares made triple-digit gains in 2020

first_img James J. McCombie | Saturday, 16th January, 2021 Berkeley Energia is developing a uranium mine in Spain. The price of its shares moved 187% higher in 2020. The International Atomic Energy Agency thinks nuclear power generating capacity could double by 2050 if its best-case scenario plays out. However, Berkeley would need to get its mine approved to benefit from any increase in demand for uranium.UK sharesAside from promoting a greater urgency around decarbonising the world’s energy mix, the coronavirus pandemic forced people to spend more time at home. AO World is an online retailer of electrical appliances, and shareholders were treated to a 325% gain in 2020. A 53% increase in revenue for the six months to 30 September 2020, and a pre-tax profit of £18.3m compared to a loss in the same period the year before, lifted AO World’s share price.People having more leisure time on their hands was also good for Frontier Developments, a maker and publisher of video games. Record revenues were expected as more people bought the company’s expanding line of titles in 2020. According to the latest trading update, revenue for the 2021 financial year (June 2020 to May 2021) is expected to be between £90m and $95m. That would be the best year on record. Frontier’s share price finished 2020 151% higher than it started.Finally, there is CMC Markets, which offers an online trading platform. A combination of more free time and seeing market volatility as an opportunity to profit meant new customers flocked to CMC in 2020. In fact, client numbers increased by 42% year-on-year in the half-year that ended 30 September 2020. The influx of new and actively trading customers drove profit before tax 369% higher. As a result, CMC’s share price soared by 165% in 2020. Post-Covid-19 worldFor these five UK shares, 2020 was a good year. Undoubtedly the way Covid-19 changed the world helped their share prices. Whether 2021 and beyond will be kind to shareholders in these companies depends, in part, on what a post-Covid-19 world will look like. How much of what changed in 2020 will persist into 2021 and beyond, after the pandemic has ended, remains to be seen.The online retailing and video game markets look set to remain buoyant. I am not so sure about the boom in online trading. Markets do not always soar or have the volatility they did in 2020. I can see a lot of accounts closing. Alternative energy will likely continue to see support. However, which sources will be prioritised for success is still not clear. 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. Berkeley EnergiaBKYMining£178.44m12p33p183% Company NameTickerSectorMarketCap2020 Start Price2020 End PriceGain in2020 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 “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! See all posts by James J. McCombie Frontier DevelopmentsFDEVLeisure Goods£1.28bn1228p3080p151% Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The markets were turbulent in 2020. Indexes and individual stocks slumped in March. Many have not recovered their losses to this day. However, some stocks performed strongly in 2020. In particular, five UK shares had an outstanding year, posting triple-digit gains and then some, in 2020.The price of shares in ITM Power, a designer and manufacturer of products that generate hydrogen gas, rose by 607% in 2020. ITM Power no doubt benefited from the overall push for cleaner fuels, like hydrogen, in 2020. Governments worldwide have set new climate targets, and there is much talk of a “green recovery”, which means directing some of economic stimulus money towards renewable and alternative fuels.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… CMC MarketsCMCXFinancial Services£1.20bn147p391p165% 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. James J. McCombie has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Frontier Developments. 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. AO WorldAOGeneral Retailers£1.93bn97p411p325% These five UK shares made triple-digit gains in 2020 Image source: Getty Images ITM PowerITMAlternative Energy£3.65bn73p516p607% Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Typically Goode kick puts Cooke in after 45 seconds

first_imgSunday Oct 19, 2008 Typically Goode kick puts Cooke in after 45 seconds Brive were impressive on Thursday night as an Andy Goode inspired performance saw them beating the Newcastle Falcons by 36-22 in the European Challenge Cup.The Stade Municipal fans were on their feet within 45 seconds of kick-off as a Falcons error under the high ball meant that Brive found themselves deep in the opposition half.The ball was swung to former Leicester Tigers kingpin Goode, who showed a superb bit of composure and class as his deft kick over the defence allowed South African Ronnie Cooke to dive onto it for the try.Goode had a fantastic night as he kicked 21 points for his new club and created two of his team’s three tries.The loss for Newcastle means that despite being at the top of Pool Four by way of having scored more tries than Brive, they’ll be under added pressure as they travel to Parma next month, having not won away in ten months.The camera angles on this try aren’t brilliant unfortunately, but the kick and the dive combined make for a lovely piece of finishing, and a wonderful display of skill by the two players involved. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Typically Goode kick puts Cooke in after 45 seconds | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Green Match Fund raises £1.7m to combat environmental threats

first_imgThe Green Match Fund ran from 22 to 29 April 2021. Successes include: A recent report by the Big Give found that 63% of environmental charities reported a decrease in income in 2020 because of Covid-19. According to the same report, one in five environmental charities were planning to reduce service delivery as a result.  856 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Environmental Earthshot Prize launches to find solutions to planet’s greatest issues (6 January 2020)Plastic bag levy raises £1.3m for Northern Ireland environment projects (10 September 2014)Institute of Fundraising launches environmental change guide for fundraisers (5 June 2020) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Green Match Fund raises £1.7m to combat environmental threats Howard Lake | 30 April 2021 | News The money raised by The Green Match Fund will help the environmental sector at the end of a challenging year for many charities. And this at a time when we are in the midst of ecological collapse. Donations made to participating charities were matched by “Champion” funders, sourced by the Big Give and The Environmental Funders Network. 96% of all the match funds were utilised 106/112 charities hit their fundraising target Over 11,000 people from 59 different countries donated to the campaign, with an average donation of £74.  Celebrities, including Lorraine Kelly, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Kate Humble all got behind the campaign  More environmental funding Watch The Big Give The Big Give runs matched giving campaigns, most notably its annual Christmas campaign. These are short, usually week-long, campaigns in which donors’ money can be matched or doubled by ‘Champion’ funders that The Big Give secures. These can be individuals or grant-making bodies. So far it has raised over £156 million for charities. Advertisement Tagged with: environment matched giving The Big Give About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The past week has seen the UK’s largest coordinated environmental fundraising campaign. The Green Match Fund aimed to raise over £1 million for 113 environmental charities and ended yesterday having raised ££1,760,769, including Gift Aid.last_img read more

Free Cuban 5!

first_imgRosa Aurora FreijanesWW photo: Cheryl LaBashThe case of the Cuban 5 and the struggle to free them from their unjust imprisonment in the U.S. received a burst of media attention in Tijuana, Mexico, on Aug. 16. Rosa Aurora Freijanes, spouse of one of the 5, Fernando González, spoke to 10 media outlets, including three television outlets, in a press conference held at the Hotel Palacio Azteca. Later in the day she appeared live on local TV.An Aug. 17 program opening the 9th U.S./Cuba/Mexico/Latin America Labor Conference featured Freijanes, with peace activist Cindy Sheehan, Workers United union leader Cristina Vazquez and Gloria Verdieu from the San Diego Coalition to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Alicia Jrapko from the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 chaired. A short clip from the Roberto Chile documentary, “Esencias,” captured the children from Cuba’s national children’s theater, La Colmenita, in a surprise meeting with the then-newly-released-from-prison Cuban 5 member, René González. In the documentary, the children ask, “What more can we do?” to win the release of the Cuban 5. The audience left asking themselves the same question about the Cuban 5 and all the political prisoners held in U.S. concentration camps for the poor.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

More U.S. demonstrations for Palestine

first_imgHuntington, W.Va.Around 50 people attended a candlelight vigil commemorating the victims of Israel’s aggression on Gaza organized by Appalachians for a Free Palestine on Aug. 7. Activists from the Muslim Association of Huntington; Students for Appalachian Socialism; the anti-imperialist youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST); and the Unitarian Universalist Association of Huntington attended the event. Songs were sung and stories written by Palestinians about their experiences during the Israeli attacks were read aloud.Event organizer Jess Hurst told WW that seeing the aggression on Gaza and the denial of the Palestinians’ right to self-determination motivated her to call for the event. “I had been following the news coverage of the attack on Gaza, and I felt compelled to help the Palestinian people in any way that I could. I believe in Palestine’s right to clean drinking water, to electricity, to food, to safety, to self-determination in every facet of their existence. But believing is not enough; I must fight for it as well,” said Hurst.WW spoke with Malak Khader, a Palestinian-American woman with the Muslim Association of Huntington who attended the event. Khader has family in the West Bank and told of their treatment under Israeli rule. “Any Palestinian in any area is subjected to Israeli ‘enforcement,’ which could mean a number of things. My family in Palestine tells us constantly that Israeli forces make rounds in their village frequently to make sure that there are no protests or whispers of protests. Any time a tank comes through the village, the children run and hide in fear because of what they have seen in Gaza and other parts of Palestine.”Khader emphasized the need for people living in the U.S. to do all they can to stop the U.S. from aiding Israel: “The United States plays such a crucial role in Israel’s success and I don’t think people realize how much it affects Palestinians; it’s as if Palestinians are being kicked when they’re already down.”— Report and photo by Benji PylesBrooklyn, N.Y.Several hundred activists marched for Palestine past Barclays Center — whose namesake bank profits from arms sales to Israel — on the afternoon of Aug. 11. Receiving a good response from many people they passed, they were soon joined by several hundred more supporters of Palestine for a rally honoring the victims of the Israeli attack on Gaza at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew. There, Puerto Rican, Palestinian, Jewish and Black community leaders all spoke out against Zionism.— Report and photo by Anne PrudenLos AngelesOrganized by Students for Justice in Palestine, hundreds and hundreds of protesters marched from the Westwood Federal Building to the Israeli Consulate on Aug. 10, where they were joined by Los Angeles Jews for Peace. John Parker of the International Action Center gave a solidarity message.— Report and photo by Maggie VascassennoFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Labor at the crossroads, part 2

first_imgPart 1: Labor at the crossroads?It was announced in 2005 at the AFL-CIO convention that a significant group of national unions, headed by the Service Employees union (SEIU), had disassociated themselves or otherwise “split” from their parent organization, the AFL-CIO. Also included were UNITE HERE, the Teamsters union, the Food and Commercial Workers union and the Carpenters union. Interestingly, this was 10 years after John Sweeney of the SEIU had led the “New Voice” team that replaced AFL-CIO head Lane Kirkland, successor to the anti-communist misleader and class collaborationist George Meany. Sweeney had promised to move forward with an aggressive plan for organizing the unorganized and turning around a long-declining membership. After his victory, Sweeney called a number of high-level meetings with women’s organizations, such as the Coalition of Labor Union Women, as well as establishment Civil Rights organizations, and met with the leadership of numerous central labor councils in different cities. The new AFL-CIO agenda was focused on a “living wage” campaign in order to jumpstart the central labor councils, which were doing very little except endorsing “labor-friendly candidates.” The model Sweeney used was a blitzkrieg-style organizing of low-income nursing home workers as well as janitors, most of whom were immigrants. This campaign mobilized under the slogan of “Justice for Janitors.” The campaign was notable not only for its militancy, but the fact that most of the workforce being organized came from El Salvador and other Central American countries, as well as Mexico. The demographics of these workers meant they did not need much prodding by the top-heavy staff of SEIU in order to be convinced; the militancy and determination they exhibited was part and parcel of their own history and experience in their home countries.Top-down changes in AFL-CIOBoth Sweeney’s initiative in 1995, as well as the departure of some of the major AFL-CIO unions to the Change to Win organization in 2005, had common ideological threads. It is an inescapable fact that both of these endeavors were top-down affairs, in which few rank-and-file members of the unions, or local union presidents, were aware of these proposed changes to “reinvigorate the labor movement.” This was especially true of the 2005 “split,” which was based more on personalities and “turf wars,” despite claims by both Change to Win and the AFL-CIO that it was about devoting more resources to organizing. In short, there was no motivation for any of the rank-and-file workers, especially workers from oppressed nationalities, to “rally to the cause.” The issue then became one of a lack of credibility, because very few union workers at the base knew anything about what was going on.SEIU President Andy Stern, who led the CTW faction and ironically had been groomed by Sweeney to be his successor, never elaborated on a precise program or strategy on how to reverse membership erosion and union decline, other than repeating the mantra of “organize the unorganized.”All the militant rhetoric about turning back the tide of eroding union membership, especially after the CIO merged with the AFL in 1955, lacked any political and historical analysis about the abysmal decline in both the membership and the strength of unions to mount a fight against capital. However, if the leadership of the labor movement had real political class consciousness, they would see that the answer to the decline is not difficult to find. Building a class and anti-racist struggleFirst and foremost are the unquestioned adherence of the leadership of the labor movement to subordination to the Democratic Party and their automatic acceptance of the profit motive. Forgotten is the militant history of the unions in the CIO, which embraced the idea of sit-down strikes and picket lines in defiance of the police and court “injunctions,” and carried out broader efforts to mobilize the people of the communities to become part of the struggle, as well as their conscious effort to include oppressed workers as a unifying aspect of the struggle, which in essence meant a fight against racism.Of course, all this would have been impossible without the contribution and leadership of communist and socialist organizations, which defined the struggle as one of class. The really historic split of the CIO from the craft unions in the AFL in 1938 was something that all workers could understand and identify with. It was the time when unskilled, mass-production workers were first brought into the fold.Both the Cold War and anti-communism, with their demonization of the Soviet Union and its allies, as well as the imperialist war against People’s Korea and the threats against the People’s Republic of China, played no small part in diminishing the fight of labor against capital. The AFL and the CIO became complicit partners in purging leftists and expelling left and anti-imperialist unions from the fold, in conformity with anti-communism. In the 1960s, with few exceptions, the AFL-CIO had to play catch-up to the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. And even in this instance, they did not mobilize or educate the white rank and file about the importance of unity and the need for solidarity with the African-American masses. 1970 postal strike.Rank and file lead strikes, walkoutsThat said, there have also been some noticeable and stalwart exceptions to “business as usual.” There was the 1970 walkout of 200,000 postal workers that started in New York and spread to other cities, in which Nixon was forced to call in the National Guard in order to move the mail. This was followed by a rank-and-file walkout of autoworkers in Lordstown, Ohio, against speedup and forced overtime in 1972. The rise of the Detroit Revolutionary Union Movement and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers beginning in 1968 was a reaction to the colorblindness of the United Auto Workers, which had allowed the auto bosses to keep Black workers in the lowest and most dangerous job classifications. These movements were of critical importance in the development of Black Power and the right of oppressed nations to self-determination. More recently, the struggle of the Boston School Bus Drivers should instill in revolutionary socialists the determination that there should never be a wall between class struggle unionism and the struggle for self-determination of oppressed nations. There is no contradiction between supporting independent movements for liberation and self-determination, and the unity of the working-class movement. The struggle of the Appalachian Workers Alliance in West Virginia against a “right-to-work” anti-union law being proposed by the West Virginia Senate is an example of how revolutionary socialists can fight by intervening in the labor movement from the “bottom up.” (See the article on West Virginia in the Workers World of Feb. 4.) This is also true whether it involves rank-and-file UAW support for auto workers in Colombia against General Motors, or visits by North American trade unionists, be they rank and file or leaders, to Cuba to see how labor unions operate under socialism, or the struggle for $15 an hour. Let’s get involved with the central labor councils, when and where we can, to unite the movement against racism and special oppression with the workers’ movement.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Denying health crisis won’t save jobs

first_imgJune 21 – For the thirteenth week in a row, the number of initial claims the Bureau of Labor Statistics counts for unemployment insurance was over 1.5 million.Now every state plus the District of Columbia has begun the process of loosening the restrictions it had imposed in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Relaxing these public health measures, they argue, is necessary to restart the economy.President Donald Trump and his cronies have put the virus in their rearview mirrors. His Coronavirus Task Force has stopped its briefings, signalling, “Do your own thing.” Trump has basically avoided the topic since he made some ridiculous suggestions for which he was soundly and rightfully mocked.WW Graphic: Tony MurphyBut the situation of workers in this country has rapidly deteriorated. So rapidly that accurate figures are hard to come by. From having the tightest labor markets in decades at the beginning of February, the official unemployment rate rose to 13.7 percent in May.  However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics computes a more accurate rate, the so-called “U-6” rate, which reached 21.6 percent in May. This  rate is considered by many economists to be the most accurate measure of a country’s unemployment because it includes the percentage of the labor force that is unemployed, underemployed and discouraged.With one out of every five workers in the United States unemployed, the state-run unemployment insurance offices, poorly funded and partially privatized, have been overwhelmed with applicants.  Millions of workers have had to wait weeks, sometimes even months, for their checks to arrive.The number of claims for unemployment insurance adds up to well over 41 million since the crisis began. In addition, some 700,000 workers who were self-employed or otherwise ineligible for state jobless benefits have filed new claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, a federal aid program.But the PUA is scheduled to sunset at the end of July, threatening a huge income loss for tens of millions of workers. Also going to end is a substantial amount of money that many workers have been receiving from the states.It is difficult to tabulate how many workers are with or without a job, are in a temporary situation or are discouraged workers with a side job, especially when floods of workers come into the labor market whenever they see the glimmer of a job. Therefore, economists and business analysts use the number of claims for unemployment insurance as a rough and ready indicator of the health of the economy.That’s why they are so pessimistic, now that the number of claims has amounted to more than 1.5 million for the thirteenth week in a row.Many state and local governments are dreading July 1. The continuing economic collapse means many workers will not be able to make their July rent or mortgage payments. Evictions and foreclosures are expected to rise rapidly.State governments are also facing other big problems scheduled to pop on July 1, the date when many of their fiscal budgets begin. They are responsible for unemployment insurance, public health, public housing, education, fire fighting in medium to large cities and Medicaid — which provides health insurance for the poor. Their revenue — mainly from sales and income taxes — has been devastated by the economy’s collapse.  Their response to the pandemic has been costly.This means the states will be forced to make deep cuts in public spending that will entail millions of layoffs and major struggles with public sector unions. This may well turn out to be a hot summer indeed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


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Midlander killed in northeast Odessa crash

first_img Twitter Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSouthern Style Potato SaladFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 30Next articleH-E-B issues ice cream and sherbet recall admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Home Local News Midlander killed in northeast Odessa crash A Midland man died following a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday morning in northeast Odessa.Police were called about the crash around 10 a.m. Wednesday near Northeast Loop 338 and Mecca Street.A white Kenworth truck tractor with a trailer, driven by 47-year-old Eljay Morris of Midland, was stopped for traffic in the 3400 block of northeast Loop 338, an Odessa Police Department news release stated.At the same time, a white Volkswagen Beetle, driven by 37-year-old Wendell Mitchell of Midland, was traveling north in the same block, the release detailed, when he failed to control speed and collided into the truck tractor from behind.The release stated Mitchell was killed on impact and pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported. Pinterest Local News Midlander killed in northeast Odessa crash Facebook By admin – May 30, 2018 OC employee of the year always learning WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Courts This Week- A Weekly Round Of Important Legal Developments In The Country [Episode-29]

Top StoriesCourts This Week- A Weekly Round Of Important Legal Developments In The Country [Episode-29] Sanya Talwar31 Aug 2020 8:55 PMShare This – x…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?LoginSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story