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Ugandan court orders military and police to leave Bobi Wine’s property

Ugandan court orders military and police to leave Bobi Wine’s property

World
A Ugandan court has ordered security forces to stop surrounding the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine, who says he has been held under house arrest since the country's presidential elections.Ugandan authorities have said Mr Wine can only leave his home on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala, under military escort, because they fear his presence in public could incite rioting. But the judge said in his ruling that Mr Wine's home is not a proper detention facility and noted that authorities should criminally charge him if he threatens public order.Mr Wine's lawyer George Musisi told the Reuters news agency: "The judge ordered that the state and its agenciesshould immediately vacate his property and his right to personal liberty should immediately be reinstated."Incumbent Yoweri Museveni,...

US, China clash over head of UN intellectual property agency

Technology
Dozens of countries are voting in a pivotal phase of an election to choose the next head of the U.N.'s intellectual property agencyBy JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressMarch 4, 2020, 10:11 AM2 min readGENEVA -- Dozens of countries are voting Wednesday in a pivotal phase of an election to choose the next head of the U.N.'s intellectual property agency, a contest for a key post in the Digital Age that has pit the United States against China's candidate. The results of the closed-door voting by 83 states on a key committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization to choose its next director-general could come later Wednesday. WIPO's general assembly has final say in May, but it has never rejected a committee nominee since the agency was created in 1967. After the year began with 10 candida...
Buying residential property overseas can be fraught with complications. Here’s what to watch out for

Buying residential property overseas can be fraught with complications. Here’s what to watch out for

Finance
Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain.Ihor_Tailwind | iStock | Getty ImagesWhen Petra Ahmann decided to uproot her life in New York and move to Barcelona, she was motivated by the same reason as many other expatriates. She fell in love with the city."I felt like I could live here," Ahmann said.An initial trip to Barcelona with her best friend five years ago led to multiple return visits. And in 2017, she took the plunge, putting down a deposit on an apartment through a property developer.The unit would take about a year to be finished, which would give Ahmann plenty of time to prepare.But the following January, she received an email from the developer that surprised her. She was informed to disregard a recent article in the press. "The building is still underway. Everything is going great," Ahmann ...
Aadhaar optional, not mandatory for property registration under law, AAP government tells High Court

Aadhaar optional, not mandatory for property registration under law, AAP government tells High Court

Finance
New Delhi: Aadhaar is accepted as proof of identity for property registration and land mutation, but it is only an optional requirement and there is no provision in the law making it mandatory, the AAP government told the Delhi High Court Wednesday. The submission by the Delhi government was made in an affidavit filed before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar in response to notice issued to it on a PIL by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking linking of immovable and movable property documents of citizens with their Aadhaar number to curb corruption, black money generation and 'benami' transactions. "Aadhaar is one of the documents which executants of conveyance deeds are required to submit as proof of identity for registration of properties, however, the sa...
The Property Brothers: Don’t make these home renovation mistakes

The Property Brothers: Don’t make these home renovation mistakes

Finance
When it comes to renovating your home, the last thing you want is surprises.So before you start swinging a hammer, it's important to take steps that can help you avoid costly blunders, according to Drew and Jonathan Scott, the stars of HGTV's "Property Brothers.""[The] No. 1 common mistake that so many people make when they're renovating their house [is thinking] 'I can take this whole thing on myself,'" said Drew, a real estate agent."If you've never been a general contractor, and you're doing a major renovation, and now you want to be your own general contractor, first red flag. Probably a problem," added Jonathan, a licensed contractor.That doesn't necessarily mean that you have to hire a professional for everything.Instead, think about your comfort zone. If a project is outside of it —...