Allahabad HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of Plight Of Minor Girls Forced To Trade Bodies During Lockdown In UP’s Chitrakoot [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of Plight Of Minor Girls Forced To Trade Bodies During Lockdown In UP’s Chitrakoot [Read Order] Akshita Saxena24 July 2020 4:11 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of plight of minor girls in UP’s Chitrakoot, allegedly being forced to “trade off” their bodies to survive the lockdown induced financial crisis. The bench comprised of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh has issued notices to the District Magistrate and Chairman, District Legal…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 Allahabad High Court on Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of plight of minor girls in UP’s Chitrakoot, allegedly being forced to “trade off” their bodies to survive the lockdown induced financial crisis. The bench comprised of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh has issued notices to the District Magistrate and Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Chitrakoot, based on a letter petition sent by Supreme Court Advocate Dr. Abhishek Atrey. Dr. Atrey had written to the Chief Justice based on certain news reports that minor girls from poor tribal families in Chitrakoot were forced to work in illegal mines for their survival during the lockdown. As reported by India Today, minor girls from poor tribal families are forced to work in illegal mines for survival but the contractors and middlemen don’t pay their wages easily. These girls are forced to trade off their bodies in exchange for their meager wages. Considering the “seriousness” of allegations leveled, including violation of provisions of Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, the Court has asked the District Magistrate and DLSA, Chitrakoot, to inquire into the entire matter and submit their separate reports by July 28, 2020. Case Details: Case Title: Suo Moto v. State of UP Case No.: PIL No. 722/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh Click Here To Download Order/ Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Sister City plan runs into snag

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Montebello’s newest Sister City program has come under fire from an ambassador for the Republic of Azerbaijan. The conflict surfaced after Montebello city officials inaugurated the city of Stepanakert for the program Sept. 25. Stepanakert is a capital city of a disputed region of Azerbaijan. Now, Azerbaijan Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev has written to both Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Montebello Mayor Bill Molinari, warning that sensitive peace negotiations with Armenia could be disrupted by Montebello’s move to create a sister-city relationship with Stepanakert. Schwarzenegger’s office re- sponded by telling Pashayev that it was a local issue and referred his concerns to Molinari. Molinari answered Pashayev in writing, saying the city would continue with its Sister City plans. Telephone calls to Pashayev were not returned. Stepanakert is the capital of Nagorno Karabakh, an area that belonged to Armenia before the 1917 Russian Revolution. It was subsequently claimed by neighboring Azerbaijan prior to the formation of the former Soviet Union – a fact that has been a source of tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan ever since. Officials from both countries claim ownership of Nagorno Karabakh, which is located inside official Azerbaijanian borders. Referring to peace talks between officials of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Pashayev wrote, “This move by the City Council comes at a very sensitive time in the negotiations and can easily upset the long-striven-for balance to the degree that can slow down or even disrupt the process.” Pashayev said that when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, the United States agreed to recognize established borders of its 15 former republics. But Serge Samoniantz, chairman of the San Gabriel Valley Armenian National Committee and an organizer of the Sister City program in Montebello, said the United States never said Nagorno Karabakh should be returned to Azerbaijan. He said Azerbaijanian leadership failed to fully develop the region during its multidecade control. “Azeri \ discriminated against the Armenians,” Samoniantz said. “They are mostly Muslim, Armenians are Christian. But it was not so much religious as cultural \. “The Azeris didn’t develop the area that was Armenian. They discouraged the use of Armenian language, they shut down their schools, jammed their broadcasts – they `Azerbaijanized’ them. The oppression caused Armenians to move out.” After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the territorial dispute resurfaced, leading to a three-year war between Armenian and Azerbaijanian forces. A tense cease-fire has been in effect since 1994, with Armenian troops stationed around the region’s borders. The Sister City idea was created in the hopes of sharing resources with Nagorno Karabakh and encouraging investment by Americans, Samoniantz said. But Pashayev wrote that, “while my Government welcomes in general the intention of the American city fathers to establish cultural exchanges with this city in Azerbaijan, you should be aware of the fact that it is the administrative center of the secessionist region of Nagorno Karabakh … currently under Armenian armed occupation, from which all non-Armenian residents have been forcibly expelled. As such it should not be presented as \ `Armenian city.”‘ On Saturday, the president of Nagorno Karabakh visited the Montebello-based Armenian Center as part of an international fund-raising effort to help pay for infrastructure building in the region. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast December 13, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I think we get away with another 2 days with no precipitation over Ohio. Today definitely. We may be dealing with a bit of leftover precipitation in NE Ohio this morning, but generally, the state looks pretty good. Some clouds were around yesterday, and we wont rule out some today, but nothing significant. Tonight and tomorrow we see rains starting to work into Indiana, but they seem to die as they move east. WE wont rule out a bit of moisture in western or NW Ohio, but think your Friday looks mostly dry too, at least over a majority of the state. That will change tomorrow night. Thick clouds and well organized precipitation pushes into SW Ohio tomorrow night, and then continues to spread across the state through the overnight, through Friday and finally leaves early Sunday morning. This moisture is fairly consistent through that entire period, but generally stays over the southern half of the state. We look for precipitation through the period to run from half to 1.5″ with 80% coverage south of I-70. North of there little to no rain, with a dry outlook completely north of US 30. This rain action will be streaming west to east hitting the same areas over and over…which is leading to our higher rain totals. Everything should be done by mid morning Sunday.  The map at right shows rain totals through Sunday morning. We turn dry in all areas from Sunday afternoon through next Wednesday. High pressure will be in control, with 2 high pressure centers sliding across the state in that period. Temps will not fall off that much, and we should stay near normal through midweek next week. Moisture is back for the second half of next week, as scattered showers arrive Thursday, likely around midday or early afternoon. At this time we are expecting .1”-.5” rain potential with coverage at 80% of the state. This system may skew a slight focus on the northern half of the state, but honestly it’s a bit early to finesse the forecast that much. We will watch it. The low tracks across NW Indiana, which puts all of Ohio in the warm (south flow) sector, keeping all precipitation rain. Action should be done by next Friday morning. Dry but turning colder behind that system next Friday, which can lead to a chance of very light snow next Saturday, the 22nd. This will not be enough snow to really talk much about a white Christmas yet. The extended period is relatively dry, especially through Christmas. Models are split on temps, but we think a move to colder air for the week of Christmas is likely, cold enough to support snow, if any moisture were to materialize. Right now, we are going to keep a dry pattern through most of the 11-16 day forecast window, with our only system in that period coming for Friday the 28th. A south flow ahead of the strong low would bring warm air in, enough to at least have the moisture start as rain, and we could see .25”-.75” of precipitation out of that event.last_img read more

[Video] 3 Great Tastes That Taste Great Together: Video Games + Football + Marching Band

first_imgIt’s beautiful and rare when the worlds of computer games, band geekdom and college football can all get along. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid The Ohio State marching band peformed a fairly amazing tribute to computer games between halves on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, including an eye-popping rendition of Epona (Legend of Zelda) galloping across the field. Other games referenced include Space Invaders, Pokemon, Tetris, Mario Bros., Halo and Pacman.Oh, yeah. There was a game, too. The Buckeyes kicked the snot out of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 63-38. How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#gaming#hack#Mashups#Real World#YouTube 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… jim nash Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

Rajasthan brings eastern canal project back to centre stage

first_imgThe Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project, which proposes to transfer excess waters from the Chambal river basin to 13 districts facing water scarcity, was once again highlighted at the national level with the State Water Resources Minister B.D. Kalla seeking a special Central assistance for it. He also sought preference for the desert State because of its difficult geography.₹43,000 crore sought Addressing a conference of State Ministers on Jal Jeevan Mission in New Delhi on Monday, Mr. Kalla sought an assistance of ₹43,000 crore for the ERCP and the Chambal-Brahmani-Bisalpur link project for permanent solution to the drinking water problem. He said development of water resources and linking of surface water bodies were the key areas of work in the State.The ERCP has come to the centre stage of demands raised by the State after the formation of the Congress government, which has been reminding Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the promises made in his election rallies for declaring it a national project.The previous BJP government in the State had also lobbied for the Centre’s approval for the ambitious project with an estimated budget of ₹40,000 crore as a major initiative for interlinking of rivers. The Central Water Commission has already given in-principle approval to the project’s feasibility report.Cabinet note Besides supplying drinking water in 13 districts, the mega project will also provide irrigation water to an additional 2 lakh hectares of land. The Union Ministry of Water Resources had reportedly finalised a Cabinet note on the ERCP as an intra-basin water transfer scheme last year.The project, linking Parvati, Kalisindh and Chambal rivers, is expected to benefit 40% of the State’s population with the supply of drinking and irrigation water. It will also supply water to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and take care of the flood and drought situation in the area.Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had affirmed at the 5th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog earlier this year that the ERCP would facilitate solution of the water scarcity issue in eastern and south-eastern districts of the State at least till 2051.The ERCP will ensure availability of water in Jhalawar, Baran, Kota, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Tonk, Jaipur, Dausa, Karauli, Alwar, Bharatpur and Dholpur districts and create an additional command area of 2 lakh hectares for irrigation. It will facilitate restoration of dependable yield of the existing 26 major and medium irrigation projects en route — reduced to 30% — to their original status.Jal Jeevan Mission Mr. Kalla also raised the issue of availability of water under the Jal Jeevan Mission and said the target for Rajasthan should be enhanced from the supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to 70 litres. He said the Centre should also pay ₹5,073 crore of its share in the implementation of various rural water supply schemes in the State.last_img read more

Pembina Pipeline Corporation approves phase eight of Peace Pipeline Expansion

first_imgThe Corporation is anticipating phase eight to be placed into service in stages starting in 2020 through the first half of 2022, subject to regulatory and environmental approvals.President and CEO of Pembina, Mick Dilger, says the system expansion will allow Pembina to deliver timely and reliable transportation service solutions for their customers, adding that they are pursuing development with a long-term outlook.“Our strategic footprint continues to provide opportunities to complete staged expansions, enabling us to deliver timely and reliable transportation service solutions for our customers. Our customers continue to recognize the favourable economics in the Deep Basin and Montney areas and like us are pursuing development with a long-term outlook.  Further, they appreciate the new markets we are developing such as the Prince Rupert Export Terminal and the proposed PDH/PP facility.”Phase eight will include new 10 and 16-inch pipelines in the Gordondale to La Glace corridor of Alberta, as well as six new pump stations or terminal upgrades located between Gordondale and Fox Creek, Alberta. Phase VIII will enable segregated pipeline service for ethane-plus and propane-plus NGL mix from the central Montney area at Gordondale, Alberta, into the Edmonton area for market delivery.It is expected that the majority of the $500 million capital spending will occur in 2020 and 2021.Pembina says this expansion advances their ultimate vision of having segregated liquids transportation service for ethane-plus, propane-plus, crude and condensate across at least four pipelines between Gordondale, Alberta and the Edmonton area. As well as achieving fully their powered-up market delivery capacity of 1.3 million barrels per day across the Peace and Northern Pipelines, which could be fully realized with a phase nine expansion, currently being engineered. CALGARY, A.B. – Pembina Pipeline Corporation has announced that it has approved an additional expansion of its Peace Pipeline system.Pembina says this system will accommodate incremental customer demand in the Montney area by debottlenecking constraints, accessing downstream capacity, and further enhancing product segregation on the system.According to Pembina, phase eight of the system has an estimated capital cost of approximately $500 million and is supported by 10-year contracts with significant take-or-pay provisions.last_img read more

Why kids have math anxiety?

first_imgIs your daughter more anxious over maths than your son? Blame gendered stereotypes about mathematics as well as anxiety of both teachers and parents, finds a study. While mathematics is often considered a hard subject, not all difficulties with the subject result from cognitive difficulties. Many children and adults experience feelings of anxiety, apprehension, tension or discomfort when confronted with a maths problem. The study, led by researchers from the University of Cambridge, showed that maths anxiety is seen more in girls than boys. The gender gap stems from the gendered stereotypes about the ability to crack maths. Primary-aged children noted that they had been confused by different teaching methods, while secondary students commented on poor interpersonal relations with their math teachers. Secondary students indicated that the transition from primary to secondary school had been a cause of maths anxiety, as the work seemed harder and they could not cope.last_img read more

Finally, China nods

first_imgChina’s retreat from providing international protection for Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and its patron Islamabad, marks a milestone in the political and diplomatic war on terror with potential reverberations beyond the subcontinent. For a decade, Azhar was cast as the touchstone of Pakistan-China friendship and flag-bearer in a proxy war on India. That finally ended on Wednesday when Beijing wilted under growing international pressure and revulsion towards terrorism and agreed to the Security Council sanctions committee branding him the terrorist he is. Also Read – A special kind of bondTotally isolating them, none of the other 191 other members of the UN – including some who advocate “your-terrorist-is-my-freedom-fighter” policy in other cases – had joined Pakistan and China in backing Azhar. India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said that India’s persistent “subterranean” diplomacy helped achieve this. Now the next milestone in the political and diplomatic war on terror – it is still only that and not an all-out war – will be a global one if that consensus against terrorism can be extended to the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that was proposed by India in 1996. Also Read – Insider threat managementWork on it has been stuck on the most basic issue – defining terrorism, with some making a false distinction between “freedom-fighters” and terrorists. It escapes them that the mark of terrorism is the method – the wanton killing of civilians including children – and not the ideology. Arriving on a consensus on the convention is the challenge before Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative Rohan Perera who heads the UN’s working group on eliminating international terrorism. China’s turnabout, despite its words of sympathy for Islamabad, may force Pakistan to take a long-overdue inward look at its policy of classifying terrorists as bad and good – those creating mayhem within the country and those in India. That schizophrenic policy has taken a toll on Pakistan, whose diplomats like to point out that their country has suffered the most from Islamist terror. Yet Islamabad – or specifically its military overlord – was willing to pay the price to keep its army of proxies. For the world, that was too high a price. Pakistan’s strategic doctrine that its nuclear weapons provided immunity against Indian retaliation against its war by terror was tested in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack in February that killed more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel. While that attack itself stung the world, the Indian air retaliation against terror camps and Pakistan’s counter-attack in which an Indian plane was downed showed the international community how fragile the situation is. China had reluctantly gone along with a Security Council press statement condemning the Pulwama attack, which was short of a formal resolution, and it was expected that it might relent on Azhar. But it vetoed in March for the fourth time his listing as a terrorist by the sanctions committee that deals with Al Qaeda, the Islamic State and their affiliates. That re-energised the US, Britain and France to pursue the option of having the Security Council itself declare him a terrorist under sanctions of financial freeze and travel ban. They circulated a US draft resolution and lobbied hard, with Washington declaring it will utilise all available resources. If that resolution were to come up, China would have had to publicly veto it and defend Azhar, which probably gave it pause. China had claimed that it was not convinced by the evidence that Azhar was connected to terrorism, but suddenly it said the evidence it rejected was now convincing. Besides its ties with India, the Afghanistan developments were another incentive for Washington. With negotiations taking place with the Taliban for a settlement, the US would want a complete wind-down of terrorism in the region to protect Afghanistan, and also to ensure that Pakistan does not turn its other proxies fighting Afghanistan towards India. As for China, it was time to recognise its own risks. It has an Islamist terror problem in the Uighar region and beyond, and its support to JeM and Azhar was not buying it goodwill with them. As its One Road, One Belt initiative advances, Beijing will have to ensure the safety of its multi-billion-dollar investments along with it, while ensuring that pan-Islamist terror does not ply the road. Already, China has faced terror attacks in Pakistan, where its workers and resources have been targeted and even its consulate in Karachi attacked last year. Under these circumstances, it had to come out openly against all forms of terrorism if it were to credibly protect its investments elsewhere and even itself. This was the moment for it. Even afar in Sri Lanka, where it has billions invested and loaned, China saw Islamist terrorism’s potential to disrupt the island’s stability with consequences for it. And no doubt, the Sri Lanka suicide bomb massacres on Easter sunday added to the international community’s pressure on China. Sanctions committee chair Dian Triansyah Djani, a soft-spoken Indonesian diplomat with a self-deprecating sense of humour, was able to deftly coalesce these developments into a consensus against Azhar. In the subcontinent, Pakistan now faces the stark choice of complying with the sanctions against Azhar – and those imposed earlier on JeM and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba – or continuing to defy international opinion, perhaps by even spawning new proxies. Perhaps if China has had a true change of heart, it could move Islamabad away from the proxy war. Then in a post-election India, there may be an opportunity for a fresh start having met New Delhi’s prime condition of abandoning terrorism. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

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