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Cairn shareholders approve purchase of Vedanta stake

first_img KCS-content Thursday 7 October 2010 9:45 pm whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Vedanta Resources cleared some hurdles to its $10bn (£6.3bn) plan to take a sizeable stake in Cairn India yesterday but concerns of potential delays to the deal weighed on Cairn Energy shares.Cairn Energy agreed in August to sell London-listed miner Vedanta Resources a stake of between 40 and 51 per cent of Cairn India, the company it formed through spinning off its Rajasthan assets in 2007, for up to $8.5bn.However, rumblings from government and Cairn India’s partner in its big Rajasthan fields, Indian state-run Oil and Natural Gas (ONGC), have prompted fears among Cairn Energy investors that the deal which has been welcomed by analysts, may not close.Cairn said yesterday that over 99 per cent of shareholders had voted to support the planned sale – a result predicted by analysts.Cairn plans to return some cash to investors and invest the rest in exploration. India’s number two oil official, S Sundareshan, downplayed the chances of Indian rival ONGC seeking to pre-empt the sale, saying the high cost would be a problem. “I don’t think the ONGC board has seriously considered a counter offer,” he said. Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrapcenter_img whatsapp Share Cairn shareholders approve purchase of Vedanta stake Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sanofi insists investors will decide on bid

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory Share Sanofi insists investors will decide on bid French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis said it had called on bid target Genzyme bosses not to use defensive tactics to block a takeover of the US biotech but to let shareholders decide on its $18.5bn (£11.4bn) offer.Sanofi chief executive Chris Viehbacher said in a letter to Genzyme boss Henri Termeer published yesterday that the board should not stand in the way of shareholder choice if it was not prepared to enter direct talks with the French group.“You have publicly disclosed that Genzyme’s board has authorised management and the company’s advisors to ‘probe and evaluate alternatives’ for Genzyme and its assets, including contacting third parties,” Viehbacher said. “We were encouraged to hear this, but to date, we have not been contacted or included in this process.”Viehbacher said certain comments made by Genzyme management seemed to be inconsistent with its publicly stated aim of maximising shareholder returns and listening to shareholders.Sanofi said the comments referred to three possible courses of action for Genzyme: extending the terms of some of its directors, using Massachusetts anti-takeover statutes to block a deal or adopting a “poison pill” to stop Sanofi taking control.“We believe it would be inappropriate for the board to take these defensive actions,” Viehbacher said. “If we are unable to have a direct dialogue with you, in all fairness you should allow your shareholders the opportunity to decide for themselves whether or not to accept our proposal.” Sanofi has stuck to its bid for Genzyme after the US company held a series of meetings to demonstrate it was worth more than the $69 per share Sanofi has offered citing $3bn sales of its MS drug. whatsapp Monday 8 November 2010 8:21 pm center_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap KCS-content last_img read more

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) Q12007 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2007 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2007 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Canadian parish on ‘companion journey’ with First Nations people

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Church of Canada] More than a decade ago parishioners at North Saanich’s Holy Trinity Anglican Church began responding to challenges faced by nearby Tseycum, Tsawout, Pauquachin, and Tsartlip First Nations. In discrimination and need they saw opportunity for new relationship and a new way of being church in this Vancouver Island community. With the blessing of then-rector, Archdeacon Bob Baillie, Holy Trinity launched what would become its Companion Journeying ministry.Today, Companion Journeying is a lively ministry drawing in many from the congregation and broader North Saanich community. It started with biannual community suppers and Christmas hampers. These communal meals continue, along with an expanding number of programs including Trinity Time — a lunchtime learning opportunity guided by First Nations participants and supported by the parish. Holy Trinity’s relationship building also includes support for the Diabetic Circle at Pauquachin First Nation and a fruit and vegetable program that facilitates healthful eating in underresourced homes. Thea Dickson, a parishioner who helped initiate Companion Journeying and continues to coordinate the ministry today, remarks,  “Through these different connections, we are building trust. It’s an ongoing thing.” When asked how other parishes might start their own companion journeying ministry, Dickson replied simply, “Don’t have any preconceived ideas of where it’s going to go. Just open your heart up to God.”Companion Journeying celebrated a community meal in late January. It was attended by well over 100 people, including Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Caleb Lawrence, Diocesan Administrator, Diocese of British Columbia, parishioners, and elders and members from Tseycum, Pauquachin, Tsawout, and Tsartlip First Nations. The evening of food and fellowship saw spirited sing-alongs, outreaching giving to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, and the presentation of a scholarship to a First Nations youth for post-secondary studies. That evening, remarked Hiltz, “Holy Trinity was alive with a sense of good spirit and hospitality.”Parishioners at Holy Trinity have been transformed by this journey. Along the way, they have taken Indigenous language lessons and have learned more about the distinct cultures of the four First Nations. In a spirit of reciprocity, indicative of the trust Holy Trinity has cultivated with its First Nations neighbours, they have also been invited to potlatches and funerals. Through Companion Journeying, these new relationships are now characterized in part by friendship and laughter. Reflecting on his time with the Holy Trinity community, Hiltz remarked, “What stood out for me was the fact that Holy Trinity extended the hand of fellowship, and that this space belongs not to us, but to the community. Everyone is welcome.” Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY February 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm Wow, what a blessing to read about this. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Erin GreenPosted Feb 21, 2014 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Matt Cumings says: Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Indigenous Ministries Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (1) This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canadian parish on ‘companion journey’ with First Nations people Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Eventslast_img read more

Top five everyclick.com charities raise £16 per supporter

first_imgEveryclick.com is kindly sponsoring next week’s UK Fundraising Perfect Pitch – Donor Retention and Management which is free to attend. The top five charities listed on Everyclick.com, the search engine that donates 50% of its proceeds to charities, have generated an average of £16 per supporter, up from £13.16 last month.Over 1,100 charities have now signed up to benefit from Everyclick.com’s online fundraising mechanism, and the search total is rising rapidly. The site has delivered over 4,700,000 searches. Polly Gowers, MD of Everyclick.com, said: Everyclick allows anyone to support the charity of their choice through everyday search. We are delighted with the response and feedback from our users and look forward to helping as many charities as possible benefit from this fundraising mechanism.” Advertisement Top five everyclick.com charities raise £16 per supporter Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Howard Lake | 24 May 2006 | Newscenter_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New Head of Corporate Fundraising at Anthony Nolan

first_img Tagged with: corporate Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 10 May 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Head of Corporate Fundraising at Anthony Nolan  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nicky Read has joined blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan as its Head of Corporate Fundraising. She joins from the Institute of Cancer Research, where she worked on the Everyman campaign with partners such as High & Mighty, Menkind, Birkenstock and The Pen Shop. Before that, she worked at Breakthrough Breast Cancer in their corporate fundraising team.At Anthony Nolan Read will focus on seeking out new business and building strong relationships with new corporate partners.Anthony Nolan is currently Wilkinsons’ Charity of the Year, a partnership which has raised over £1 million since it began in May 2010.Read said: “Anthony Nolan offers a unique opportunity for corporate partnerships because the charity needs to recruit donors to its register as well as raising funds, so companies have several ways they can contribute.”www.anthonynolan.org 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Two journalists face five and six years in prison

first_imgNews August 28, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists face five and six years in prison News Reporters Without Borders expressed concern today that two independent Cuban journalists, Carlos Brizuela Yera and Léster Téllez Castro, might soon be given jail sentences of five and six years for subversion.”If the two journalists are convicted, it would bring to three the number of journalists imprisoned in Cuba for this reason. Only a few dictatorships in the world still use this offence as a reason for imprisonment,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Cuban President Fidel Castro calling for their immediate and unconditional release and the dropping of legal action against them.Ménard noted that Cuba was “the only country in Latin America where journalists are still formally imprisoned.” The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Abid Hussain, said in a January 2000 report that imprisonment for peaceful expression of opinion was a serious violation of human rights.Reporters Without Borders also called for the release of independent journalists Carlos Alberto Dominguez, imprisoned since February this year, and Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, who was jailed for six years on 28 November 1997 for insulting President Castro and Vice-President Carlos Lage.The government prosecutor’s office in the central province of Ciego de Avila has called for a six-year prison term for Téllez Castro, head of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Avileña (APLA), and five years for Brizuela Yera, who works for the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camaguey (CPIC) agency. According to the website www.cubanet.org, eight human rights campaigners arrested and beaten along with the two journalists on 4 March this year also face prison terms of between two and seven years.All are accused of “insulting” President Fidel Castro, “disturbing public order” and “refusing to obey orders.” The date for their trial has not yet been announced.The two journalists were arrested on their way to visit Jesús Alvarez Castillo, correspondent of the Cuba Press agency in Ciego de Avila province, who had been hospitalised after being beaten up the same day by police. Téllez Castro is being held at Canaleta prison in Ciego de Avila and Brizuela Yera at a detention centre in the eastern province of Holguín. Both have smuggled out reports complaining about bad prison conditions.Domínguez, of the independent news agency Cuba Verdad, was arrested by four state security officials at his home last 23 February. He has reportedly been charged with “disturbing public order” and “refusing to obey orders.”   Requests by Arévalo Padrón, founder of the independent news agency Linea Sur Press, for parole have been rejected several times, though he has theoretically had a right to it since October 2000, when he had served half his sentence. October 12, 2018 Find out more Organisation New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Only government-controlled media are permitted in Cuba. Because they cannot publish in their own country, about 100 independent journalists rely on Cuban exile organisations in the United States to put out their articles, mostly on Internet websites. Last year, about 30 journalists were arrested and nearly 100 acts of intimidation against journalists were counted by Reporters Without Borders. About 50 independent journalists have been forced into exile abroad since 1995. President Castro is on Reporters Without Borders’ worldwide list of 42 “predators of press freedom.” CubaAmericas Receive email alerts CubaAmericas to go furthercenter_img News Help by sharing this information News October 15, 2020 Find out more May 6, 2020 Find out more Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Jail sentences of five and six years are being demanded for Carlos Brizuela Yera, of the news agency CPIC, and Léster Téllez Castro, head of the news agency APLA, who have been in jail since March for “insulting” President Fidel Castro.  Two other journalists – Bernardo Arévalo Padrón and Carlos Alberto Dominguez – are still in jail in Cuba. Follow the news on Cuba RSF_en RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiagolast_img read more

Man With Schizophrenia, Diabetes Goes Missing in Altadena

first_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Missing person flier issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on April 1, 2021.Sheriff’s officials asked for the public’s help Thursday in finding a 61-year-old man suffering from schizophrenia and diabetes who went missing in Altadena earlier this week.Missing person flier issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on April 1, 2021. (Click on flyer to enlarge)Michael Coker was last seen at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 in the 2600 block of North Lincoln Avenue, north of Mountain View Street, according to Deputy Miguel Meza of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau.“His family is concerned for his well-being and asking for the public’s help,” Meza said in a written statement. “The missing person suffers from schizophrenia and type 2 diabetes.”Coker was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket and white tennis shoes, the deputy added.Anyone with information was urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau — Missing Persons Unit at (323) 890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Public Safety Man With Schizophrenia, Diabetes Goes Missing in Altadena By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 3:55 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Regions Bank Names Andrew Nix as Chief Governance Officer

first_img Pinterest Facebook TAGS  WhatsApp Regions Bank Names Andrew Nix as Chief Governance Officer By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Andrew Nix will join Regions as chief governance officer on March 17. Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleZoomInfo Debuts ‘Talk Data to Me’ Podcast SeriesNext articleU.S. Drone Maker Skydio Selected for Final Integration in the U.S. Army’s Short Range Reconnaissance Program Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

[Breaking] Delhi High Court Restrains Republic TV From Using Trademark “News Hour”, Allows Using Tagline “Nation Wants To Know”

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Delhi High Court Restrains Republic TV From Using Trademark “News Hour”, Allows Using Tagline “Nation Wants To Know” LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Oct 2020 1:19 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Friday granted interim relief to ‘Times Now’ channel by restraining ‘Republic TV’ from using the tagline ‘NEWS HOUR’ or any other mark that may be deceptively similar to it for its primetime debate show.At the same time, the Court did not allow Times Group’s plea to restrain Arnab Goswami and his company, ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd., from using the tagline…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Friday granted interim relief to ‘Times Now’ channel by restraining ‘Republic TV’ from using the tagline ‘NEWS HOUR’ or any other mark that may be deceptively similar to it for its primetime debate show.At the same time, the Court did not allow Times Group’s plea to restrain Arnab Goswami and his company, ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd., from using the tagline “NATION WANTS TO KNOW”. The Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath has held that Goswami led Republic TV channel is free to use the said tagline as part of his speech/presentation of any news but in case he chooses to use the same as a trade mark with respect to any of their goods/services, then the channel will have to maintain accounts for such usage. Whereas the Plaintiff company had argued that the expression was used by it as a trade mark, the Court held that the same can be decided only after evidence is completed between the parties.Tagline- Nation Wants To Know Notably, Goswami had claimed that the tagline in question was used by him when he was employed at the Plaintiff-company, as a “common speech” for which there is no intellectual property. He argued that the expression was “spontaneous and creative” and pleaded that none of the documents adduced by the Plaintiff company indicated a connection of the mark to any of its goods or services.The Times Group on the other hand claimed that this tagline was coined and developed by the then editorial and marketing team of the plaintiff as key words to be used during the discussions and debates conducted on the NEWSHOUR programme. It also submitted that Goswami is trying to take “undue advantage” of his past services at the Times Group, where he was privy to the Company’s utmost confidential information during his tenure as its Editor-in-Chief.  “In my opinion, it is only after evidence has been led that it can be ascertained as to whether the plaintiff was using the aforesaid mark as a trade mark or it was merely being used as a form of speech in the course of conducting the news channel or in the course of carrying on interviews/presentations by defendant No. 2. These are aspects on which, prima facie, no view can be made at this stage based on the documents placed on record, namely, screen shots of various sites of Twitter, Facebook, etc.,” the Court held.Tagline- News Hour It may be noted however that the High Court has restrained Goswami and his channel from using the trade mark ‘NEWS HOUR’, as the same is a registered mark of the Plaintiff.The Times Group had been using the said expression since 2006 when its programme titled “News Hour” was launched and it was argued that the mark has attained “distinct identity” to differentiate the company’s programmes amongst others in the industry. It was further submitted that the mark was registered under Classes 16, 35 and 38 in May 2014, with user claim since 2006. The Group was thus aggrieved by use of expressions “ARNAB GOSWAMI’s NEWSHOUR” and “ARNAB GOSWAMI’s NEWSHOUR 9”, as Republic TV had “wholly and identically incorporated and usurped the most dominant feature of their registered mark NEWSHOUR”. The Court was also of the opinion that “if the defendants’ trade mark is deceptively similar to that of the plaintiff, mere addition of a word by the defendants to the trade mark is of no consequence and the plaintiff is entitled to succeed in its action for infringement of its trade mark.” Reliance was placed on the Supreme Court’s verdict in Procter & Gamble Manufacturing (Tianjin) Co. Ltd. v. Anchor Health & Beauty Care Pvt. Ltd. and Ruston & Hornsby Ltd. v. Zamindara Engineering Co., AIR 1970 SC 1649.The bench clarified that usually exclusive use of a common word would not be given. However, protection of a combination of words can be given Goswami had argued that his mark is with addition of prefixes and suffixes with NEWS HOUR and cannot be said to be deceptively similar to the alleged mark of the plaintiff. He also submitted that “NEWSHOUR” comprises of words which are generic in nature and are widely used by different news channels and websites in simple and non-distinct combinations in India and abroad. The word is descriptive in nature and is widely and commonly perceived as being used by news channels.The Court however held, “The undisputed facts show that the mark NEWS HOUR is a registered trade mark prima facie used by the plaintiff since 2006.In the facts of this case, in my view, merely adding some prefixes or suffixes to the trade mark NEWS HOUR, in my opinion does not help the defendants to claim that the mark which is being used by the defendants is not deceptively similar to that of the plaintiff. The marks which are being used by the defendants, namely, ARNAB GOSWAMI’s NEWSHOUR, ARNAB GOSWAMI’s NEWSHOUR 9, etc. prima facie would be deceptively similar to the mark of the plaintiff THE NEWS HOUR. The plaintiff is entitled to relief on this account.”Notably, Goswami had submitted that they shall challenge the registration of the said trade mark in the Plaintiff’s favour however, the Court noted that “No such challenge appears to have been made so far. Clearly, there is prima facie no merit in the plea of the defendants that the mark in question is generic and incapable of being protected as a trade mark.”The Court also noted, “The pleas of the defendants that the trade mark NEWS HOUR is descriptive and incapable of being registered are pleas which did not find favour when the plaintiff had applied for registration of the trade mark. There were no objections received on the ground of applicability of Section 9 of the Act. The marks were not prima facie considered by the authorities having expertise in the matter as being descriptive of the goods, etc. or incapable of distinguishing the goods or services of one from another.”Goswami had also informed the Court that it was only when he left the Times Group did the company file an application for registering the tagline ‘Nation Wants To Know’ as “proposed to be used”; thus, indicative of the fact that the Group had accepted that it had no intellectual property rights in the said tagline when he was employed with the Plaintiff. MaintainabilityGoswami had argued that the present suit is barred by the principle of Res Sub Judice as similar reliefs were directly and substantially in issue in a previous suit filed by the Plaintiff being CS (COMM) 370/2017. It was argued that the Plaintiff was bound to include the whole of the claim which he is entitled to make in respect of the “cause of action”. Where a plaintiff omits to sue in respect of any portion of his claim, he shall not claim thereafter for the portion so omitted and relinquished.The Court noted that the earlier suit was filed by the plaintiff seeking the relief of injunction to restrain the defendants from using the intellectual properties of the plaintiff. The grievance was that Goswami and other defendants had wilfully and deliberately converted for their own use and for airing on Republic TV, the intellectual property of the plaintiff channel.In contrast, the Court said, as is apparent from the prayer clause of the present suit, the present suit is filed to restrain the defendants from infringing the registered trade mark of the plaintiff ‘NEWS HOUR and to restrain the defendants from using the mark/title/tagline ‘NATION WANTS TO KNOW’ in a manner which tantamounts to passing off of the defendants business /services as those of the plaintiff.”The facts that the plaintiff has to prove for relief in the first suit are prima facie different from the facts that are to be proved in the second suit. Prima facie, it is not possible to conclude that the present suit is barred by the principle of Res Sub Judice,” the Court held.Case Title: Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. v. ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd & Ors. 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