Pragmatic Play finalises acquisition of VSoftCo Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Video Gaming Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Strategy Video gaming Casino & games Igaming content provider Pragmatic Play has completed the acquisition of virtual sports software supplier VSoftCo as it looks to strengthen its multi-product strategy. 28th January 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Igaming content provider Pragmatic Play has completed its acquisition of virtual sports software supplier VSoftCo.Terms of the deal, which is designed to further Pragmatic Play’s multi-product strategy, have not been disclosed.Pragmatic Play also said that the acquisition will benefit its customers in markets all around the world.VSoftCo offers a wide range of virtual sports products for both retail and online customers, including the virtual football game Fantastic League. It works with clients all over the world, including Italian gaming giant Sisal, Greece’s Intralot, and has distribution deals in place with the likes of Betgenius, EveryMatrix and SBTech.“We are very pleased to have completed this acquisition, an agreement that broadens our multi-product strategy and underlines our position as one of the iGaming industry’s premier and most forward-thinking providers,” Pragmatic Play chief business development officer Yossi Barzely (pictured) commented.“VSoftCo’s premier suite of virtual sports content speaks for itself, delivering a hugely popular array of products to operators all over the world, and we look forward to enhancing our offering to operators with their games and expertise via one single API.”The acquisition comes after Pragmatic Play acquired Extreme Live Gaming, a live dealer solutions provider, from Novomatic Group in June 2018.Earlier this month, VSoftCo appointed Chris Davies as its new chief executive. It is not yet clear how the acquisition by Pragmatic Play will impact management roles at VSoftCo. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) 2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWilderness Holding Limited is a world-renowned holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection. The company is dedicated to promoting and managing responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa and is regarded as Africa’s premier ecotourism company. The Group operate 45 safari camps and lodges and 10 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; with a combined capacity to host 35 000 guests per year. Wilderness Safaris boasts a selection of luxurious, environmentally-friendly lodges and camps in premier safari destinations; including the Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Damaraland, Etosha and Kafue National Park. Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and a private charter service. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent entity dedicated to raising funds to improve protection, knowledge and management of southern Africa’s wildlife. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Enter Your Email Address Cliff D’Arcy | Saturday, 31st October, 2020 | More on: HSBA October has left memorable scars in stock-market history, having been the month of the spectacular crashes of 1929, 1987, 2001 and 2008. Yet there’s nothing particularly special about this month, other than it appears late in the year, when investor fatigue sometimes sets in. Alas, this October has not been a good one for stocks on both sides of the Atlantic. The US S&P 500 has lost almost 100 points (2.8%), while the FTSE 100 has fared even worse, diving nearly 290 points (4.9%). Nevertheless, for value investors and those who like to ‘buy the dip’, this feels like an opportunity to drip-feed yet more cash into cheap shares.Falling markets produce cheap sharesWhile it’s not been a great month for the FTSE 100, it’s been a terrible year for the UK’s main index. By Halloween, the Footsie had lost 1,965 points (26.1%), down more than a quarter this calendar year. That’s one of the worst performances in the index’s 36-year existence — and 2020’s not even over. However, the more the index falls, the more mispriced some company stocks become, pushing them deeper into the ‘cheap shares’ bin.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…Over the past year, many FTSE 100 stocks have become ‘fallen angels’ as their share prices collapse into the bargain bucket. Of the 100 member companies of the FTSE 100, 64 have seen their shares decline over the past 12 months. This group of fallers includes 34 shares with falls of between 25% and 72% in 12 months. For me, this broad FTSE 100 ‘drop zone’ offers rich pickings for value investors hunting cheap shares.HSBC shares suffer a terrible 2020Among the shares propping up the bottom of the FTSE 100 performance table is HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA). Being one of the world’s biggest lenders has been painful for the bank in 2020, with its shares almost halving (down 44.8%) over 12 months. This puts the global mega-bank at #12 in the FTSE 100’s biggest fallers over the past year. HSBC’s stock is also down 49% over two years, 56% over three years and 36.7% over five years. But are these a value trap or genuinely cheap shares?I see HSBC rebounding in 2021Obviously, being hugely exposed to personal and business lending is hardly ideal during the worst global pandemic in a century. Indeed, it’s likely that HSBC will have to put aside many billions of dollars to cover expected loan losses. But third-quarter credit impairments of $785m were considerably below analyst forecasts of $2bn. Likewise, HSBC’s huge operations in Asia actually produced pre-tax profits of $3.2bn in the third quarter. In addition, HSBC’s Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio — an important measure of financial strength — actually climbed to 15.6% by end-September. So why are these cheap shares so lowly rated?Of course, it’s not all plain sailing for HSBC. Ultra-low interest rates worldwide have affected its net interest margin (the spread the bank makes between lending and savings rates). Also, it’s right in the firing line of deteriorating US-China relations. Despite this, the bank has indicated that it is keen to restart cash dividends with a ‘conservative’ payout for 2020. That hardly sounds like a bank on the brink, which is why I believe HSBC’s stock has been unfairly dumped into the ‘cheap shares’ category.In short, I would buy these cheap shares today, ideally inside a tax-free ISA, so as to enjoy a rebound in the share price and the resumption of quarterly cash dividends in 2021! 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Why is the AstraZeneca share price down nearly 8% this week? Enter Your Email Address Last week encouraging results emerged from trials to test the effectiveness of the vaccine developed by the partnership of Oxford University and AstraZeneca. However, this week has seen concerns raised about the trial. The fall in AstraZeneca’s share price over the course of this week is a result of those concerns.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…AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trialAstraZeneca reported that its AZD122 coronavirus vaccine had met its primary efficacy endpoint in preventing Covid-19 on 23 November 2020. On average, subjects given the vaccine developed 70% fewer cases of Covid-19 than those in the placebo group. But, there were, in fact, two dosing regimes. A half dose was given to 2,741 people, followed by a full dose of the vaccine 28 days later. Also, two full doses were given to 11,636 people a month apart. A 90% efficacy was reported for the half-dose regimen, and 62% for the full-dose one.The disquiet around the results of the vaccine trial centre around the two-dosing regimens. Giving a half-dose followed by a full one seems to be the optimal dosing schedule based on the 90% efficacy. However, the number of subjects in the half-dose group was relatively small, and the efficacy of 90% could be an anomaly. It turns out that the half-dose regimen came about by mistake. Oxford University announced this Wednesday that a manufacturing problem — which has been fixed — was the reason for half-doses being given to some trial participants.If a half then full dose was given to a small subset of participants, there might not be enough evidence to approve the seemingly optimal dosing regimen for AZD122. But the increased efficacy might also disappear with further study, which would bring the average closer to the 62% reported for the full-dose group.AstraZeneca share price effectivenessRegulators have set a threshold of 50% for vaccine approval. So, AZD122 would appear to be still able to surpass that. But the dosing issue is likely to at least delay approval. Data gathering and analysis continue. Still, it remains to be seen how the two dosing arms of the study can be reconciled. Reconciliation is needed to arrive at a true picture of the optimal dose of AZD122 and its effectiveness.Analysts have reported that AZD122 could be worth around $1.5bn a year in sales to AstraZeneca. Investors will be concerned about the delay or potential loss of that revenue. That has put pressure on AstraZeneca’s share price. However, it’s worth pointing out that since hitting an all-time high of 10,120p on 20 July 2020, AstraZeneca’s share has been losing ground. This week’s price action does not mark a sudden reversal in AstraZeneca’s fortunes. Were those highs hit based on unrealistic expectations of what a coronavirus vaccine could bring to AstraZeneca’s bottom line? After all, $1.5bn of revenue sounds like a lot, but it would grow 2019 revenues by a rather more modest 6%. Is that alone enough to justify the AstraZeneca share price trading at 56 times 2019 earnings per share? 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Photographs 2015 Projects Area: 459 m² Area: 459 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Single Family House in Molino de la Hoz / Mariano Molina IniestaSave this projectSaveSingle Family House in Molino de la Hoz / Mariano Molina Iniesta Architects: Mariano Molina Iniesta Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773634/single-family-house-in-molino-de-la-hoz-mariano-molina-iniesta Clipboard Save this picture!© Miguel de Guzmán+ 44 Share CopyAbout this officeMariano Molina IniestaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLas RozasSpainPublished on September 16, 2015Cite: “Single Family House in Molino de la Hoz / Mariano Molina Iniesta” 16 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Structural Engineers:Next Innovation EngineeringLighting Designer:Atelier Ten BangkokContractor:Siam PYC EngineeringCity:BangkokCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. The first House #11 was the childhood home of the architect-owner of #11 II. The modest two-bedroom, two-storied detached house with a two-car garage housed the family of five, which later moved out due to the need for more space. The structure was then demolished, and the property emptied, for nearly two decades. One of the siblings has recently returned to the neighborhood to re-build on the old family lot. The architect superimposed #11 II –a new three-bedroom, two-storied house—on top of the approximate L-shaped footprint of the first. Over the old lawn where mango trees grew, at the southwest corner of the lot, now sits an addition –a double-storied building that houses the architect’s office.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioSave this picture!Plan – Second floorSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioConnecting the residence and the office with outdoor terraces on both levels, in effect, makes an architectural compound of nine quarters demarcated by four lines (#) —a nod to the classic nine-square-grid pedagogical instrument. On the small plot of 480 sqm, the additional programs necessitate minimizing perimeter setback on all sides, which results in the spatial configuration that internalizes gardens and open spaces.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioTwo green courtyards occupy two of the nine quarters, while the center is left entirely open to the sky. Bedroom and office pavilions on the upper level are high-ceilinged, arranged in separate corners, and enveloped in black latticed facades. Open terrace, verandah and walkway connect the pavilions. The spatial characteristics resemble that of the traditional Thai house (Ruen Thai), in which individual pavilions –bedrooms (Ruen Non), living + dining area (Hor Nang), kitchen (Ruen Krua) — are clustered around an open terrace (Charn) on an elevated platform.Save this picture!Courtesy of Room Magazine ThailandThe ground floor of the office building is multipurpose and airy, with ample openings and sliding partitions, mimicking the versatile ground floor space underneath the platform (Tai Thun) of the vernacular Ruen Thai. The black latticed facades are prefabricated panels made of wood plastic composite.Save this picture!ModelWhile their (pre)fabrication method references that of patterned wood panels (Fa Pakon) that constitute Ruen Thai’s walls, the pattern is abstracted, the color desaturated & intensified, and the aesthetics contemporized. Wrapped over both the solid walls and the voids, the black skin unifies the entire upper level, forming an elevated cluster of seemingly monolithic masses that hovers over the monochromatic white components of the ground floor.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioNostalgia plays a significant role in the rest of the material palette. New materials —most prominently the facades’ and exterior decks’ wood plastic composite—are deliberately countered with the old set of materials from the first House #11: terrazzo, local Thai marble, wooden doors and windows, textured cement render, weathered brass hardware and fittings. Memories of the old are preserved within the materiality of the new.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessScience Labs & Music Center at Panyaden International School / Chiangmai Life Archit…Selected ProjectsRoyal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp / KAAN ArchitectenSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957920/number-11-ii-house-and-office-beautbureau Clipboard Photographs Lead Architect: Manufacturers: Bluescope, Hafele, Lamptitude, Goodseal, Haro Laminate Floor Tritty 100, Hybrid Wood, Ligman, Modernspec, Muangthong, SCG Tiger Décor Texture Render, Stone Stylist Granblex, Strudyna, TGSG Thai-German Specialty Glass “COPY” Save this picture!© Spaceshift Studio+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects Photographs: Spaceshift Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Thailand #11 II House and Office / BeautbureauSave this projectSave#11 II House and Office / Beautbureau Area: 550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Beautbureau Area Area of this architecture project 2020 Year: #11 II House and Office / Beautbureau CopyMixed Use Architecture, Houses, Offices•Bangkok, Thailand “COPY” Bea Vithayathawornwong Mixed Use Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957920/number-11-ii-house-and-office-beautbureau Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBeautbureauOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesOfficesBangkokOn FacebookThailandPublished on March 04, 2021Cite: “#11 II House and Office / Beautbureau” 04 Mar 2021. 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to go further Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Organisation News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors October 14, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News December 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed blogger’s wife talks to the BBC Follow the news on Bahrain Jenan Al Oraibi, the wife of Ali Abdulemam, a blogger who has been detained in Bahrain since 4 September (http://en.rsf.org/bahrain-detained-human-rights-activists-02-11-2010,38730.html), has given a moving account of his detention and treatment by the authorities in an interview for the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12000292).The next hearing in the joint trial of Abdulemam and 24 other activists on terrorism charges is scheduled for 23 December. They will be defended by court-appointed lawyers because their own lawyers resigned en masse on 9 December in protest against the court’s refusal to suspend the trial while their torture allegations are investigated (http://en.rsf.org/bahrain-leading-human-rights-activist-08-12-2010,38986.html).Their call for a suspension was based on article 186 of Bahrain’s criminal code, which states that when defendants claim they have been tortured, the trial must be suspended while the allegations are investigated. Reporters Without Borders supports their demand and accuses the Bahraini authorities of violating their country’s law.In her interview for the BBC, Oraibi described her husband as a writer, journalist and blogger. “Ali does not belong to any political party,” she said. “He just writes his opinion. Ali has a free pen. That is exactly his crime. He has a free pen.” His last blog entry before his arrest was to call for support for those who had already been arrested, she said. “The last thing he wrote was for those prisoners, defending them and now he is one of them. ” his wife said. Referring to the detainees as “victims, she said: “They are all good people who have good jobs in this society. They are all innocent.” As regards the torture of the defendants, she said the authorities warned them that “if you speak of any mistreatment, any torture, we will torture you even more.” She added: “But they are really brave, they are heroes, they decided to stand up and say exactly what happened to them.”She was supposed to be able to visit her husband every Wednesday but the frequency and duration of the visits has been reduced. They are not allowed to “talk about politics, what has been happening on the street or in the newspapers (…) even if there is nothing about them in the newspapers because the subject is banned in Bahrain.”Since her husband’s arrest, she has had to look after their three young children alone and feels constantly under threat. During his interrogation sessions, the authorities threatened to have her dismissed. She said she was worried about talking to the BBC, especially as its reporters are constantly followed, “but I will be more worried if I don’t do anything.” BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News News March 17, 2021 Find out more RSF_en June 15, 2020 Find out more
Related Articles Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Diversity Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Home Prices Homebuyers Homeowners Homes Households HOUSING Housing Quality Land Millennials Rent Share Save June 20, 2018 1,549 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Three-Decade Study Finds Young Households in a Bad Place Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Subscribe Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Three-Decade Study Finds Young Households in a Bad Place Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Appeals Court Addresses Foreclosures & Promissory Notes Next: How Real Estate Pros Are Embracing Mobile Devices Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The American housing situation is better today than it was three decades ago, and yet more than 38 million U.S. households have housing cost burdens, leaving little income left to pay for food, healthcare, and other basic necessities.That’s the assessment of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) in its annual State of the Nation’s Housing report. Since 1988, when the report debuted, about 40 million homes have been built to accommodate 27 million new households. Houses have become larger, better built, and generally safer to live in, structurally, JCHS reported.But fewer young adults, millennials, in this case, can afford homes today than 30 years ago. That, the report states, is despite the fact that high housing costs in the 1980s kept buyers away in droves.“With fewer young adults buying homes, demand for rental housing remained high—as did rents despite a boom in multifamily construction,” the report states. “Rapid losses of low-cost rentals forced millions more lower-income households to spend outsized shares of their incomes on housing.”In other words, 38 million households, in the U.S. in 2018, mainly renters, are considered burdened, meaning the residents spend more than 30 percent of their income on household expenses like rent.“Despite their growing numbers, only about one in four very low-income renters benefited from subsidies to close the gap between market rents and what they could afford to pay,” the report states. As it is, federal housing assistance reaches only a fraction of the large and growing number of low-income households in need.”The report goes on to say that between the shortage of subsidized housing and the ongoing losses of low-cost rentals through market forces, low-income households have increasingly few housing options. Meanwhile, the rising incidence and intensity of natural disasters pose new threats to the housing stocks of entire communities.“Soaring housing costs are largely to blame, with the national median rent rising 20 percent faster than overall inflation in 1990–2016 and the median home price 41 percent faster,” JCHS reported. And although better housing quality accounts for some of this increase, the report stated, “sharply higher” costs for building materials and labor, along with limited productivity gains in the homebuilding industry have made housing construction considerably more expensive. “Land prices have also skyrocketed as population growth in metro areas has intensified demand for well-located sites,” the report stated. Add to that the rise of new regulatory barriers that limit the supply of land available for homes and the growing complexity of planning and building housing communities, and the strain on the lowest earning young adults, JCHS wrote, is overwhelming.And it doesn’t look like it’s going to get much easier. As the expense and complexity of housing has increased, earnings have not necessarily kept pace. Gross domestic product per capita increased 52 percent in between 1988 and 2017, the report stated. And “if incomes had kept pace more broadly with the economy’s growth over the past 30 years, they would have easily matched the rise in housing costs.” This, JCHS concluded, underscores how income inequality “has helped to fuel today’s housing affordability challenges.”The study garnered an immediate reaction from housing insiders. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for realtor.com, said the racial gaps present in the housing system are a top priority to address.“If we can’t address racial and ethnic gaps in the homeownership rate, it may hold back the homeownership rate for the diverse millennial generation,” she said. “The gains made by Asian Americans and Hispanics are important because they make up 27 percent of the 18-34 population.”At the same time, Hale said the losses in homeownership rate among the African-Americans population “will have a bigger impact on overall numbers as their share of the population grows.” African-Americans currently make up 14 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds, and 10 percent of adults age 55 plus. Diversity Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Home Prices Homebuyers Homeowners Homes Households HOUSING Housing Quality Land Millennials Rent 2018-06-20 Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago
Top StoriesKesavananda Bharati, Lead Petitioner In The Basic Structure Case, Passes Away LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Sep 2020 7:49 PMShare This – xKesavananda Bharati, the seer who was the lead petitioner in the case which resulted in the Supreme Court evolving the Basic Structure doctrine, passed away today morning, reported the Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi.He passed away today morning in his ashram at Edaneer in Kasargod district of Kerala. He was aged 79 years. Kesavananda Bharati filed the case challenging the land reform laws…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?LoginKesavananda Bharati, the seer who was the lead petitioner in the case which resulted in the Supreme Court evolving the Basic Structure doctrine, passed away today morning, reported the Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi.He passed away today morning in his ashram at Edaneer in Kasargod district of Kerala. He was aged 79 years. Kesavananda Bharati filed the case challenging the land reform laws of Kerala, enacted with the aim of distributing land to the landless tillers. He also challenged the 29th Constitution Amendment which included the Kerala Land Reforms Act, 1963 in the ninth schedule of the Constitution, immunizing it from a challenge on the ground of violation of fundamental rights. The case ultimately led to the evolution of the ‘Basic Structure Doctrine’, after a marathon hearing of 68 days before a 13-judge bench. Legendary lawyer Nani Palkhivala appeared for Bharati.Though the verdict did not result in individual relief to Bharati, it led to the formulation of an important constitutional doctrine limiting the amending powers of Parliament. It was on April 24, 1973, that the Supreme Court delivered the verdict, with a thin majority of 7:6 out of the 13-judge bench.Presented Justice VRKrishna Iyer Award of LAWTrust to Shri Kesavananda Bharati pic.twitter.com/AquA30IuUI— Kerala Governor (@KeralaGovernor) December 16, 2018Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story