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  • ‘Worst Time To Strike’ : Karnataka High Court On Transport Employees Strike

    first_imgNews Updates’Worst Time To Strike’ : Karnataka High Court On Transport Employees Strike Mustafa Plumber20 April 2021 6:20 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday observed that “perhaps this is possibly the worst time to take recourse to the strike,” while issuing notice to Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League, which has called for an indefinite strike of all bus services run by the four road transport corporations in the state, from April 7. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and…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 Karnataka High Court on Tuesday observed that “perhaps this is possibly the worst time to take recourse to the strike,” while issuing notice to Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League, which has called for an indefinite strike of all bus services run by the four road transport corporations in the state, from April 7. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj while hearing a petition filed by one S NATARAJ SHARMA issued the notice returnable on Thursday. The court said “We hope and trust that without compromising on the demands made by the union, it will come forward before the court with an assurance to everybody that service of these four entities will be immediately resumed so that the common man who is already under huge stress does not suffer further.” During the hearing of a batch of petitions, Advocate General Prabhuling K Navadgi informed the court that the state has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and cases have been booked. Further he submitted that almost 90 percent of the bus service in the state, of the four entities, KSRTC, NEKRTC BMTC, NWKRTC, have been pralaysed. The state government has moved the labour court and which has declared the strike as illegal. He added that “The demand is to treat all employees of road transport corporation as government employees this is almost an impossible task and unviable.” Advocate G R Mohan, appearing for one of the petitioners, informed the court about the hardship faced by the common man and that inter-city movement of citizens has been totally stopped due to the ongoing strike. The bench in its order said “It cannot be disputed that disruption of bus services of these four entities has affected common man in most difficult times. Practically the entire state is in the grip of a sudden surge of Covid-19 cases, there have been a large number of deaths, due to covid-19. The buses run by these four entities are perhaps the cheapest mode of transport available to the common man. People have to report to their duty, they have to go to the vaccination center for taking a vaccine, this is the time when this service available to the common man is most needed.” It added “We are not on the correctness or legitimacy of the demand put forth by the union. But we are of the view that apart from legality or illegality in present difficult situations placed due to Covid-19, such strikes will violate Fundamental Rights of citizens under Article 21, of the Constitution of India. Perhaps this is possibly worst time to take recourse to the strike assuming that demands made by the union are legitimate.” After the order was dictated the bench orally said “Today is not the time we should decide whether demands are legitimate or not today is the time when this must be resolved and the functioning of the bus services must start. It even suggested “We will try to mediate, we don’t mind appointing a prominent person to mediate but this needs to be resolved.”Next Storylast_img read more

  • Vote Obama for hope, Clinton for spin

    first_imgby Scott Hugo The United States of America stand at a crossroads in 2008, and the fate of our country will be directed by the individual that we choose to exemplify the nation and serve as our ambassador to the greater world. The past eight years have witnessed a precipitous decline in our international prestige and power; one cannot overstate the momentous decision that is now presented to the American people. The 2008 primaries embody a referendum on the very integrity and viability of American democracy. Senator Hillary Clinton is undoubtedly an intelligent politician who can excel as a leader within Washington DC. Progressives are heartened by the fact that a woman can run as a presidential candidate and be considered the front-runner, without the historical backlash that gender would induce. However it is in my opinion as an independent that a Clinton White House would be detrimental to the United States. Her election would serve to polarize the electorate once more, driving home the perpetual wedge between political alignments of red and blue. She has shown little interest in reaching across the aisle and working with Republicans of integrity and ideas. This is not to say that Hillary has not served her country with distinction and honor – but the excessive spin of the Clinton political machine, the defining role of lobbyists and special interests in their political careers, and the ease with which they utilize traditional attack politics represent the very atmosphere in DC that we are trying so desperately to escape. After months of contemplation I have chosen to endorse Senator Barack Obama, who embodies the charisma and leadership that our country so urgently requires. He is the self-made man on which the United States has prided itself throughout its short history. Honorable, passionate service as a Chicago community organizer, years as Illinois State Senator and US Senator give him the necessary experience for the White House. And yet the presidency encompasses more than mere day to day management – it grants the holder an incomparable ability to lead and to inspire. One needs look no further than the unparalleled activism of young men and women in his support. He has re-engaged the American people and reminded us of the better angels of our nature, much like Lincoln and Kennedy in years past.  There are few contemporaries who have displayed his mastery in achieving the difficult balance between pragmatism and principle. Senator Obama has backed his passion for reforming Washington D.C. with hard-fought legislation, drawing from a range of allies on Capitol Hill. Together with Senator Feingold, Obama passed one of the strongest pieces of ethics legislation to date. He has repeatedly avowed to publicize pork barrel projects and the ignominious use of free riders in the hopes of preserving the initial thrust and momentum of quality legislation. I will be one of the first to admit that I do not agree with all of his policies. However I am confident that he will surround himself with the most capable individuals our nation has to offer. They will be individuals of varied convictions and political persuasions, protecting the White House from the insulated bunker mentality to which the current administration has fallen victim. His years in office will neither be perfect nor smooth, and there will be inevitable disappointments and failures. However I am convinced that he is capable of retaining his original vision for change and will fight day-in, day-out to achieve the progress that our times demand.  My generation has recognized what Barack Obama can do for our politics and for our country. He is the first step in an arduous journey in search of the American ideals we profess to uphold.It has been too long since the American populace embraced that elusive word… “hope”. History has proven it to be our greatest strength as a nation, the very basis of the American Dream. And we are here to reclaim it once more. This is our movement. This is our stand. This is our future.  Scott Hugo is a former Oxford student now working on Obama’s election campaign.last_img read more

  • Central Asian upgradings funded

    first_imgA CONSORTIUM of three Japanese suppliers has won a contract to assist with the upgrading of Kazakstan’s railway network. Choi Co, Kawasaki Steel Corp and Kawasho Corp will modernise KR’s telecommunications and reconstruct 350route-km of main line over the next four years. The aim is to boost capacity for the movement of raw minerals from the north of the country to China and the Pacific coast. The package is costed at ´19·4bn, of which the Japanese government will contribute ´7·4bn as a low-interest loan. Last year the Japanese Development Agency agreed to assist with capacity expansion works on the Alatau Pass border crossing to China at Druzhba/Alashankou. With over 2 million tonnes of traffic transhipped at the border in 1996, six extra tracks have been laid at each station and the storage space for exchange bogies expanded.HFollowing a dramatic fall in traffic over the past five years, Uzbekistan Railways restructured its management on January 1 to create separate business units for infrastructure and operations. The move follows negotiations with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, which has agreed to provide funding for the changes. Japan’s Economic Co-operation Fund has provided a 30-year loan worth ´6·1bn for modernisation of the UR carriage works near Tashkent. olast_img read more

  • More Children Vulnerable to Preventable Diseases, MOH Discloses

    first_imgThe Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) has disclosed that though free routine immunization services are available throughout the country, but it is not being utilized by mothers and caregivers.The Deputy Director of NHPD, Richard Tarr, said that this situation is leaving several children unprotected thereby making them vulnerable to preventable sicknesses. “Most women are not taking their babies for vaccination though the government is making frantic efforts and this is not good for the children,” Tarr said.Mr. Tarr made specific references to three of the 15 counties where they are high number of children that are not immunized. He named Margibi, Montserrado and Grand Gedeh Counties as counties that posed more challenges.The Health Ministry official spoke at a media interactive forum at the offices of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, May 1, in Monrovia. He said more than 24 percent of children fewer than five years died in Liberia from sicknesses that could be prevented by vaccines.The media-health stakeholder interactive meeting was intended to brainstorm on a more effective ways in which awareness messages could be created for caregivers to take advantage of the routine vaccines.There are five different vaccines that a newborn should take before reaching their first birthday. These different vaccines are BCV vaccine which protect children from bad cough, polio vaccine, pentavalent vaccine, PCV or Pneumonia and measles vaccines. Four of these vaccines are provided routinely across the country. These are known as Routine Immunization (RI).However an estimated 1.5 million children died each year-one every 20 seconds from sicknesses that can be prevent by these vaccines. Vaccines protect people from catching sicknesses that cause death and disabilities. Vaccines giving during childhood prevent 2.5 million annually around the world.Mr. Tarr said Montserrado County has more unvaccinated children than all other counties combined. He indicated that 5,971 children in Montserrado are missing Penta 3 vaccine while an additional 12,938 miss measles vaccine.Providing some statistics, which he termed as challenges that they are faced with, he said 33 percent, which are about 49,628, of under-one population live in Montserrado. Nine out of ten of these children live in densely populated Monrovia districts. He said only 98 of the 241 facilities in the country provide routine immunization.He noted that Polio campaign has overshadowed routine immunization. Free RI services are available every day, but are not being utilized. There is need to increase demand and improve service delivery.He said that there are three interventions to keep children healthy and strong. They are, vaccines, nutrition and hand washing.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and some of its partners, notably United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) will on May 6, 2014 began observance of this year African Vaccination Week (AVW), which seeks to create more awareness about the importance of immunizing children.The AVW is to also strengthen RI services by increasing awareness of the importance, the need, and the right of all persons to be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.AVW is also intended to sustain advocacy, expand community participation and improve immunization service deliveryShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more