tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app LAHORE :Exorbitant overcharging was recorded on some of essential vegetables on the eve of Eid ul Azha in the absence of any checks and balances from the government authorities which is only busy in controlling it through statements.Across the city complete violation of the price list was witnessed while the vendors were daring enough to ask the buyers lodge their complaints at whatever platform since no action would be taken against them. Their claims were proved correct as the complaint mechanism developed by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) through Qeemat Punjab App automatically updated the status of redressing the complaint within 20 minutes after registration of the complaint.Interestingly, no one visited to the seller on complaint against him and he kept selling the vegetables on higher than the official rates. This exposes the seriousness of the administration to address the public issues while no official contacted the complainant as well about the complaint.An official of the PITB said that they had developed the App while the district administration was operating it and took action against the complaints made by the users about the overcharging. He said that only Deputy Commissioner Office officials could answer how the complaint was resolved. On the other hand, no one responded from the DC office about it that how complaint was resolved.On Friday, onion A grade was sold at Rs50 per kg against the price of Rs29 to 31 per kg, B and C grades were sold at Rs35 to 40 per kg against the rates of Rs24 to 28 per kg. Tomato A grade was sold at Rs120 per kg, against the fixed rate of Rs80 to 85 per kg, B and C grades were sold at Rs80 to 90 per kg against the fixed rate Rs66 to 78 per kg. The price of garlic local was charged at Rs240 to 280 per kg against the rates of Rs165 to 170 per kg, and garlic Chinese was sold at Rs200 to 220 per kg against the price of Rs140 to 145 per kg. Ginger was sold at Rs450 to 500 per kg against the fixed rates of Rs385 to 395 per kg.The price of green chili A grade was fixed at Rs95 to 100 and it sold at Rs200 per kg, while B grade was sold at Rs150 to 160 per kg against the rates of Rs76 to 79 per kg. Lemon local was fixed at Rs115 to 120 per kg while it sold at Rs200 per kg.Cucumber local was fixed at Rs55 to 57 per kg, sold at Rs80 to 100 per kg and cucumber farm was sold at Rs60 to 80 per kg against the rates of Rs39 to 41 per kg. Coriander was sold at Rs400 per kg.
The range and diversity of countries at the receiving end of Chinese belligerence should put an end to India s self referential debate on Beijing s motivations for the Ladakh aggression. Assuming that India s move to alter the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir last year in August and Delhi s expanding ties with Washington provoked Beijing, does the CCP have the right to use military means to redress its disputes with India? The self absorbed Indian debate fails to understand the dramatic changes in China s worldview under Xi. The CCP now wants to redeem its territorial claims wherever they are whether it is in the East and South China Seas or the Great Himalayas. China believes it is strong enough to violate the formal commitment to the principle of one, country two systems in Hong Kong and threaten to annex Taiwan through force. China also believes that it can punish any state that questions its policies, with economic sanctions. Beijing s diplomacy, celebrated until recently as the paragon of sophistication, now drips with arrogance and condescension.Most Asian nations affected by the CCP s expansionism appreciate the massive asymmetry of military power vis a vis Beijing and the deep economic interdependence with China. America and Europe have no territorial disputes with Beijing but have huge economic stakes in China. Washington and Brussels know that China is too powerful to be contained in the manner that the Soviet Union was in the last century. If no nation, not even the US, is in a position to limit Chinese power on its own, the case for an international coalition that can persuade the CCP to abide by international law presents itself. But building coalitions, even among nations that share a common threat, is not easy. Most members would hope to get better terms through separate deals with Beijing. Bilateralism with China has indeed been India s preferred approach until the current showdown in Ladakh. While a credible coalition is a long way off, it is time India raises its voice against Chinese aggression, not just on its northern frontiers, but wherever it takes place. There was a time when Delhi used to speak up against hegemony in Asia. It is time India recovered its voice.
The U.S. African American Redress Network, a collaboration between Howard University;s Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center and Columbia University;s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, was created as an urgent response to the discourse on reparations and social justice in the U.S.As police violence and structural racism continue to pose a grave threat to American society as seen in both the death of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately affected people of color, the Redress Network aims to better understand how communities are addressing historic racial transgressions. It also expects to increase awareness of redress efforts across different regions and fields such as activism, academia and policy making.
In the complaint, Mohan Kumar N R, the administrator of the company, which has its office in Whitefiled, said the firm provides services to international clients.Six employees were assigned to redress clients' complaints and were authorised reimbursement up to $100 in case of a dispute.
FERDINAND PI CH (1937 2019)His life was also the story of the car industry itself. As the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, he was automotive royalty. Still only 31, he commanded the development of the Porsche 917 in a manner that set the template for what would follow: an extraordinary vision, executed with ruthless commitment, with astonishing results. At Audi, he oversaw the quattro. Then to VW, in 1993, when the company was in a parlous state; you can thank Pi ch for the platform sharing strategy that transformed its fortunes. His personal passion project, the Bugatti Veyron, gave the automotive world its Concorde moment. His near despotic management style sowed the seeds for VW s darkest hour the Dieselgate scandal was surely the product of a culture wherein failure was not an option but his legacy remains intact. JAMIE CHADWICKChadwick s been on our radar since her emergence in the 2015 British GT Championship. But 2019 s W Series proved beyond doubt what a genuine force and, yes, role model she really is. The 21 year old dominated, racking up two wins and three podium finishes in six races. Although some observers including female ones argued that a women only racing championship reinforced the gender gap, we disagree. I believe there is a massive gender imbalance in motorsport that should be redressed, W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir told TG. In 2020, the W series expands to eight races, and it ll award FIA super license points. And as Chadwick notes, it s grabbed the attention of women s sport in general. I ve been on shortlists for awards that no one in motorsport would previously have got their name onto.
Mais alors, Serge Blanco aurait il pu jouer dans ce rugby moderne ? "Je ne sais pas si j aurais r ussi, mais ce dont je suis s r, c est que je suis plus heureux d avoir jou au rugby mon poque ", a assur le finaliste de la Coupe du monde 1987 avec l quipe de France (d faite en finale face la Nouvelle Z lande, ndlr). "Tout est possible par rapport au fait qu on soit initi d une certaine fa on. Je n ai jamais fait de musculation de ma vie, alors que les jeunes joueurs en font maintenant d s 17 ans. Ils sont impr gn s de cette culture. C est une question d habitude ", a poursuivi Serge Blanco, qui a jou l poque o le rugby tait encore amateur (il est pass professionnel en 1995, ndlr). "Le rugby a chang parce qu il va plus vite, les r gles ont chang . Autrefois, les troisi mes lignes montaient et suivaient la progression du ballon en m l e, c tait tr s difficile d attaquer. On se mettait en profondeur, on fixait, on redressait notre course. On trouve toujours des solutions ", a conclu Serge Blanco.
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) A shout out on a special WhatsApp number can now get potholes fixed in Goa, thanks to a social media based grievance redressal system started by the state government;s Public Works Department.PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar told reporters in Panaji on Thursday that "People can send us photographs and a global positioning system location of specific potholes and we will get them fixed. All they need to do is, send us a WhatsApp message on 7796667373. Mobile teams from our department will immediately carry out site inspections and fix the potholes. "
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has come under attack for insisting the Premier League and European heavyweights should not be made to join the great unwashed .The Blues supremo hit out with UEFA looking at ways to redress the competitive balance and ensure the biggest prizes are not always plundered by the richest clubs.
Pakistan has in place a prime minister who from the time he sought this crucial role has made it transparently clear on numerous occasions that he would be seeking peace with India. There has been no ambiguity about his intentions, no ambivalence and the members of his government appear to be mostly similarly minded. As for the PM himself what he lacks in foreign policy formulation and in this he is a complete beginner, his obvious sincerity and commitment goes a little way to redressing the balance. It appeared at first that there was reciprocity from India and cautious optimism was on the horizon. Respective foreign ministers were slated to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. The PM had written to his counterpart offering to take two steps forwards if only India would take one. And then it all fell apart within hours and the fractious status quo was restored.By the morning of Saturday September 22, Islamabad was expressing deep disappointment at the cancellation of the UNGA foreign minister meeting saying that the reasons for the cancellation are entirely unconvincing. There appear to be two primary reasons. Firstly, the death of an Indian soldier and secondly, the recent release of 20 stamps that in the Indian view glorified a terrorist and terrorism. Taking the second item first the stamps that were released had been commissioned by the previous government of Pakistan, and the current government had nothing whatsoever to do with their issuance which was before the 2018 general election in July. It might have been assumed that the Indian government would at least do a little basic fact checking before throwing its toys around the playpen. The far less fatuous matter of the death of an Indian Border Security Force soldier bears close scrutiny and an investigation is promised.
A task force of the Commerce Ministry has submitted its recommendations on a draft national e commerce policy. The suggestions, if accepted by the government, could impact consumers online shopping experience in multiple ways, including how discounts are given, the availability of newer products, and the redressal of complaints.Why does India need an e commerce policy to begin with?
Leeladhar Singh, a farmer from Madhya Pradesh 's Hoshangabad district, is losing patience. Since 2016, whenever he applies for crop loan, the bank deducts a part of the amount as premium for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yoja na (PMFBY) before disbursing it. ”They say the mandatory provision would insure me against crop losses. I have not received any money despite facing losses in the past four successive cro ping seasons, ” he says. Under PMFBY, launched in April 2016, the government appoints an insurance company, selected through bidding, to insure farmers in a cluster of districts against crop losses due to weather events, pest attacks or fire. The insurer charges the premium on an actuarial rate (an estimate of the expected value of future loss). Farmers under PMFBY pay a fixed 2 per cent of the sum insured for kharif crops and 1.5 per cent for rabi crops. The differe nce between the actuarial premium rate and the rate of insurance payable by farmers is shared equally by the state and Union governments (see lsquo;Has crop insurance worked for the farmers ', Down To Earth, 1 15 August, 2017). Singh says he has to shell out almost Rs 6,000 every crop season as PMFBY premium. ”Given an option, I would like to opt out of it, ” he adds. Far away from Hoshangabad, Chamarasa Mali Patil, a non lonee farmer and president of the Karnataka State Farmers ' Association, has already stopped subscribing to the scheme. ”I was excited when I heard about it and invested Rs 6,000 as premium in kharif 2016. A prolonged dry season ruined my gram and barley crops. My claims are yet to be honoured, ” he says. A government reply in Lok Sabha in March 2018 shows the number of farmers under PMFBY, both loanee and non loanee, has significantly reduced over the past years (see lsquo;Few takers '). The number of loanee farmers, who account for over 70 per cent of those under PMFBY since the insurance is a prerequisite for crop loans, has dropp ed by 20 per cent. The government has a plausible reason for it. According to the Reserve Bank of India, agricultural credit saw less growth (3.8 per cent) in 2017 18 in comparison to 12.4 per cent in 2016 17. This brought down the number of farmers under PMFBY. What 's worrying is non loanee farmers who had voluntarily joined the scheme are opting out of it mdash;and there are some 0.8 million such farmers like Patil. Prerna Terway, a researcher with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, says, ”The assessment of success of such a scheme depends on how many non loanee farmers are interested. Their numbers going down does not bode well for PMFBY. ” As the scheme enters its third year, the government is worried about its ambitious target of covering 50 per cent of the gross cropped area by March 2019. The extent of insured farms has reduced in last two years and only 30 per cent area is now covered under PMFBY (see lsquo;Target missed? '). So, where lies the problem? Analysts say delay in processing of claims is the reason PMFBY is losing favour with farmers. So far, insurance companies have settled only 45 per cent of the PMFBY claims made over the last three crop seasons. In May, during the meeting of the scheme 's National Level Monitoring Committee, the gov ernment admitted that in the first year claim settlements were delayed by over seven months. This has been reduced to two months in the second year. The delay is attributed to problems associated with the core mechanism involved in claim settlement mdash;the crop cutting experiment (CCE). Every crop season, a team of officials from the state agriculture department and local insurance company visits four rando mly selected fields in a village to assess crop loss. Using sampling method, they identify small areas on the fields and harvest the produce to ascertain yield of the season. This is CCE. The state shares the crop yield data with the insurer, which then decides the extent of crop damage and the claim amount. Going by PMFBY guidelines, insurance companies are bound to settle the claims within three weeks of receiving the yield data. But a working paper by ICRIER, published in February 2018, shows the government in 2016 17 conducted 0.92 million CCEs against the need of 3 million. Besides, hardly any investments have been made to make CCEs reliable and timely. A senior official at Agriculture Insura nce Company of India Ltd (AIC), says, ”States do not have humanpower even to conduct half of the targeted CCEs. ” The May 2018 report of the Union agriculture ministry shows most states delayed sending the yield data for kharif 2017 by three months while states like Jharkhand, West Bengal and Gujarat didn 't provide any data. The way officials conduct CCE has been another bone of contention. PMFBY guidelines say officials must use mobile based technology with GPS sta mping to improve transparency and quality of CCEs. But a few states mdash;Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Chhattisgarh mdash;have done, on a case to case basis. Most states do not have the required number of smart phones. Once transparency is questioned, the credibility of CCE data comes under fire. In early July, hundreds of farmers from Maharshtra 's Parbhani districts trooped down to Delhi and submitted a memorandum to Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh. They allege Reliance General Insurance (RGI), which is the insurer for the region, interfered in CCEs to see to it that the yield is declared very high so that it pays less compensation. The company does not have an office in the district and has not appointed a notified loss assessor at taluk level, as required under PMFBY. Though 11,000 farmers submitted premium under the scheme in kharif 2017, thousands of them did not feature in the beneficiary list and did not get compensation. Despite this, RGI has not conducted a grievance redressal, mandatory under PMFBY, they allege. RGI officials did not respond to Down To Earth queries. Expensive for government? States also do not appear to be as supportive of the scheme as they are expected to be. To begin with, several states are not regular in paying their share of premium citing heavy financial load (see lsquo;States reluctant... '). This means non initiation of the insurance process as the Centre pays its share only after the states have paid. According to the ICRIER working paper, high cost of actuarial premium could be a major hurdle for PMFBY. It accounts for nearly one third of the budget of the Department of Agriculture Coope ration and Farmers Welfare under the Union government. Many states say the premium accounts up to 40 per cent of their annual agriculture budget. Though it was expected that the increase in insured areas would reduce the premium rate, the premium rates have increased from 11.6 per cent of in kharif 2015 to 12.5 per cent in kharif 2016. Now, with less area under coverage it might increase further. The premium rates are spiralling due to two reasons. First is untimely notification by states for bidding by insurance companies. PMFBY guidelines say the notification must be issued at least a month in advance. But this has not been the case. For instance, only six states had issued bidding notification till June 13 for this year 's kharif season that starts in July. Experience shows such delay means a higher actuarial premium rate. This leads to the second reason. The insurance business has changed fundamentally. ”Most companies now transfer their risk to re insurance firms. Untimely notification and delayed subsidy payments do not inspire confidence in them, and they quote very high premium rates, ” says the senior AIC official. He offers a solution: Instead of bidding every crop season, it should be done once in three years so that insurance firms gain confidence to create infrastructure down to the level of village.
Justice Devindra Rampersad delivered his ruling for the matter of constitutional redress between Jason Jones and the country s attorney general. Jones, an activist, was suing the state for the removal of Sections 13 and 16 of the country s Sexual Offenses Act.Regardless of consent or not, Section 13 criminalizes sodomy, either between a man and a woman or between two men.
The Delhi Police had filed a First Information Report in the case on January 5. The FIR does not name any individual as a suspect, though the UIDAI had mentioned The Tribune, the reporter who wrote the article, two individuals named in the article, and other unknown persons collectively in their complaint to the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police. From what we have understood so far, the leak has happened through the grievance redressal system which only officials in the authority UIDAI have access to, said a senior official in Delhi Police s Crime Branch. Outsiders were not supposed to have access to the system. So, prima facie there has to be some insider s role which is being probed.
Welcome to the Science RenaissanceUnique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said on 4 January that its search facility for grievance redressal may have been misused but denied any breach or leak of Aadhaar data after a newspaper reported it bought unrestricted access to details of over one billion Aadhaar numbers, for just Rs 500 and in 10 minutes.
Veterans march through the Downtown Eastside to a National Aboriginal Veterans Day ceremony at the Victory Square Cenotaph in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (Darryl Dyck THE CANADIAN PRESS) OTTAWA The president of the Metis National Council is urging the federal government to formally recognize the contribution of Metis veterans in the Second World War before it is too late for remaining survivors to find redress and get post war benefits.
Comment Facebook Twitter Email More Share this storySupreme Court of Canada clarifies law on directors " personal exposure to oppression claimsTumblrPinterestGoogle PlusLinkedInReddit Aggrieved investors can seek redress under the oppression remedy from company directors personally, and not just the company itself, the Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed.The case, Wilson v. Alharayeri, came out last week. At first blush, permitting investors to target directors personally, instead of a corporation, may not seem like a novel legal concept. Back in 1998, the Ontario Court of Appeal answered the personal liability question in a case called Budd v. Gentra Inc., and the Supreme Court confirmed that decision in the Wilson ruling.
This Sunday, Feb 19, is the 75th anniversary of the Day of Remembrance, marking the authorization of Executive Order 9066 in 1942. The order mdash;which set in motion a mass internment of Japanese Americans mdash;was signed and justified in the name of national security. The order wreaked havoc in the Japanese American community, eventually leading to the incarceration of more than 120,000 citizens in our country.In 1988, after years of determined advocacy by the Japanese American community, the Civil Liberties Act was signed into law by US president Ronald Reagan. It officially recognized this grave wrong that had been committed by our nation. The legislation, which provided redress and a formal apology to the victims of Japanese internment, received support from members of both political parties in Congress. Its enactment was truly a testament to the greatness of our country, and formally demonstrated that we had learned from our imperfect past.
This move seems like a reasonable one given that soldiers from the Army, IAF and central police forces, due to lack of any proper platform took to complain in social networking sites regarding various conditions that they work under. The registered number to lodge complaints is: 91 9643300008.According to PTI, officials said that there is an existing system of grievance redressal within the Army which is prompt. "But in case a soldier has exhausted all grievance redressal forums and is still not happy, he may contact the Army Chief 's office through the new number, " an official said.
Days after a number of Jawans went on to posted a series of videos online to show the hardships they face, the army has set up a WhatsApp number for its soldiers to share their problems directly with General Bipin Rawat instead to going to social media.The WhatsApp number that has been created to report all complaints is -- 91 9643300008. The officials claimed that even though there are a number of complaint forums and redressal forms available for the army to register their complaints, the army can take the Whatsapp number and register their problems if they wish to do so. It must be noted that it is not only the army officials who can send messages to this numbers but anyone who has the number.