Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporation is a financial services institution offering retail, wholesale, investment and transactional banking services to government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, small- to medium-size enterprises, micro businesses and individuals in Africa and internationally. The banking group operates in the domestic, corporate and investment banking segments. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated offers a full-service product offering which ranges from current and savings accounts to business accounts and term deposits. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated also provides services for institutional banking; ranging from treasury and investment banking to commodity/trade finance, debt issuance and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated lending. The financial institution operates a network of approximately 1 200 branches and offices in the major towns and cities of Ghana. Its head office is in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporation is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Freddie Burns on bare bums, shaved heads and tropical fish

first_img TAGS: Gloucester NOT FOR FEATURED Can he kick it? Gloucester and England fly-half Freddie Burns puts in a kick against Leicester last seasonBy Sarah MockfordFREDDIE BURNS starts on a bum note. He’s been asked about the funniest thing he’s seen on the pitch and he’s quick with his response, recalling a moment during England’s semi-final defeat by Australia at the 2010 Junior World Cup involving his Gloucester team-mate Jonny May.“Jonny got the ball 22 metres out and one of the Australian boys grabbed his shorts,” explains the England fly-half, 23. “Fair play, Jonny had his bare bum showing and dragged the guy 22 metres to dot the ball down for a try. If that wasn’t funny enough, Christian Wade didn’t realise his shorts had been pulled down and gave him a slap on his bare arse. That made me laugh – I was dying on the pitch.”So that you can share in the fun, we’ve dug out the YouTube footage of that try for you to enjoy… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Burns also explains why Gloucester new boys like Matt Kvesic have been sporting shaved heads recently. It’s a rite of passage at Kingsholm that new signings have to shave their hair off during pre-season. There was an age limit introduced a couple of years ago – only those under 25 had to use the clippers – but when 31-year-old James Hudson, who has joined from Newcastle, decided to go for a close crop it seems that rule was dispensed with.New look: Matt Kvesic sporting his new haircut“It’s an initiation – I had my head shaved in 2008 and it was horrendous,” explains Burns. “When Huddo did his this summer it put peer pressure on everyone else, like Jonny Bentley. Some guys weren’t too happy about it. It’s nice to know that I’ve already had mine done and put pressure on others!”Burns’s old flatmate Dave Lewis will have been undergoing his own initiations having swapped Kingsholm for Sandy Park. His departure has seen Burns move into a new flat on his own in Cheltenham. “Dave looked after me for two years – he mothered me!” jokes Burns. “When he signed for Exeter I thought I’d get my own place; I’m 23 now and quite enjoy my own space. I’m contemplating getting a dog but I probably need to look after myself first. Maybe I’ll start with fish – tropical fish, not goldfish. I’d want them to be colourful and nice to look at.”For more funny stories from Freddie Burns, see the 30 Minutes feature in the October issue of Rugby World – on sale Tuesday 3 September.last_img read more

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Brumbies vs Sharks Highlights – Super Rugby Round 6

first_imgSunday Apr 1, 2012 Brumbies vs Sharks Highlights – Super Rugby Round 6 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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House at Rua Alabarda / Affonso Risi

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/19277/house-at-rua-alabarda-affonso-risi Clipboard Brazil CopyHouses•Sao Paulo, Brazil Houses House at Rua Alabarda / Affonso Risi House at Rua Alabarda / Affonso RisiSave this projectSaveHouse at Rua Alabarda / Affonso Risi ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/19277/house-at-rua-alabarda-affonso-risi Clipboard Projects “COPY” Area:  281 m²Text description provided by the architects. Urban house with 281 m² (3 023 ft ²) in an upward sloping ground, narrow (9,00 m/ 32,47 ft) and long (50,00 m/164 ft). In the ground floor, 1 meter (3,23 ft) higher than the street, are access, garage, studio and working areas. Save this picture!Also in this level is a little pool with carps, on which grows a flight of stairs in reinforced concrete, conducting to the upper level, with all the house accommodations: access gallery, rooms, kitchen, verandas, family room, office, 3 bed rooms and bathrooms. The office and the third bedroom open to the upper garden in the end of the ground. There’s a solarium over the room and kitchen, with a wooden deck, reached by the continuation of the stairs.To diminish the strong predominance of the longitudinal over the transversal direction a void was designed, where are the carp pool and stairs, separating the building in two bodies. The volume with bedrooms (upstairs) and studio (downstairs) was painted in red. Other external walls are white. The purpose was to visually enlarge the house and, at same time, to harmonically insert it in the ground.All measures are controlled by the Golden Section and the entire plan looks for fluidity and spacial continuity.Project gallerySee allShow lessMatchbox / Allard ArchitectureArticlesPermission granted for Moxon Architects Hedgehog buildingArticles Share Save this picture!+ 24 Share Architects: Affonso Risi Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAffonso RisiOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSao PauloBrazilPublished on April 15, 2009Cite: “House at Rua Alabarda / Affonso Risi” 15 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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H House / 4M Group

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906702/h-house-4m-group Clipboard Structural Engineer:MSPROJECTElectrical Engineer:N.I.SH. MINI PROJECTMechanical (Water – Drainage) Engineer:BliniHvac Engineer:NSHN TermikaLocation:Cagllavica, Prishtina, Republic of KosovoCategory:HousesCity:ÇagllavicëMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fitim MuçajRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. With a growing reputation for celebrating the heritage of the Republic of Kosovo, 4M Group sought to reflect the cultural legacy and illustrate a renewed optimism in Pristina with the creation of H House. Demonstrating awareness of the dichotomy of Kosovo’s recent history, the client wanted a house where safety and security was paramount, but with open light filled interiors.Save this picture!© Fitim Muçaj4M Group have explored what an appropriate design response might be in a small country recently ravaged by war and seeking to restore its strength, confidence and self-reliance. Inspiration was drawn from the traditional Albanian costume worn by men, the Fustanella, and the rhythmic way the fabric of the garment moves with the dancer at festive gatherings.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!First floor planThe construction has taken advantage of available trades and locally sourced building products, and recycled materials have been used where possible for concrete and masonry elements. As the climate is extreme with hot Mediterranean summers and winters which can bring deep cold and heavy snows, responsible energy use was a key consideration. Achieved through passive means, the house benefits both from the inertia that the heavily insulated construction provides, and from the ingress of winter sun through deeply recessed fenestration.Save this picture!© Fitim MuçajH house is located in an environment striving to find itself. The dynamism of the structure in such a prominent setting has become a symbol of confidence in the landscape.Save this picture!© Ilir RizajSustainability StatementFor this project the design team set out to create a passive solution that would take advantage of the location and orientation of the site by applying straightforward principals. At H House, the key components of the building envelope are its heavily insulated reinforced concrete façades and triple glazed windows. The high thermal mass and air tight construction cope well with the seasonal temperature variations, and have resulted in a house that takes little energy to maintain a comfortable environment in any weather.Save this picture!© Fitim MuçajThe orientation of the house is focused toward the South West, where large windows open onto the gardens and to the views of Prishtina beyond. The windows are set back 1200mm from the eaves to provide shading from the overhead sun in summer, and to allow the low winter sun to penetrate and heat the interior spaces of the house. The elevated location allows natural cross ventilation to provide cooling in the summer months.Save this picture!SectionThe house has intelligent response systems for comfort control which automatically operates glazing louvres and opens window fan lights. The heating system is a dual air/water thermal heat pump, which supplies underfloor heating throughout, and can be supplemented by a wood pellet boiler should temperatures drop below -25C°.Save this picture!© Fitim MuçajLow energy lighting has been used both inside and externally, which are set automatically to switch off at night to further reduce energy use and light pollution. Water efficient appliances and sanitary fittings are used throughout, and white goods are triple AAA rated.The construction has taken advantage of available trades and locally sourced building products, and recycled materials have been used where possible for concrete and masonry elements. Where skills have not been readily available, training by suppliers has assisted to increase the skills base.Save this picture!© Fitim MuçajProject gallerySee allShow lessHow to Design Semi-Permanent StructuresArchitecture NewsApartment in Lviv / O.M.ShumeldaSelected Projects Share Projects 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906702/h-house-4m-group Clipboard Save this picture!© Ilir Rizaj+ 37Curated by María Francisca González Share Perparim Rama, Agron Mjekiqi, Fitim Muçaj “COPY” H House / 4M Group Year:  Area:  904 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Ilir Rizaj, Fitim Muçaj Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Photographs ArchDaily Houses Manufacturers: Alumil, Daikin, Miele, Porcelanosa Grupo, Wicona, Binni, Rivedil Lead Architects: CopyHouses•Çagllavicë, Architects: 4M Group Area Area of this architecture project H House / 4M GroupSave this projectSaveH House / 4M Group “COPY” CopyAbout this office4M GroupOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesÇagllavicëPublished on December 01, 2018Cite: “H House / 4M Group” 01 Dec 2018. 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Irish Cancer launches biggest annual event

first_img Tagged with: Events Ireland Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 11 February 2009 | News  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Amidst fears about the recession, the Irish Cancer Society is asking for more volunteers to support their largest fundraising event – Daffodil Day which will take place on 20th March, 2009.Speaking at the launch of Daffodil Day 2009, John McCormack said “Clearly we are concerned at the potential impact of the economic downturn on our fundraising efforts and that is why we are putting out a call for more volunteers to support our major fundraising day which has a target of €4.25 million, this year”, he said.In previous years Daffodil Day raised over €3 million. The Irish Cancer Society’s total fundraising income is around €12 million annually.www.cancer.ie Irish Cancer launches biggest annual eventlast_img read more

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Soybean Switch Unlikely in Eastern Corn Belt

first_img Facebook Twitter Soybean Switch Unlikely in Eastern Corn Belt Facebook Twitter Previous articleHerbicide Resistance in Waterhemp Continues To GrowNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Soybean Switch Unlikely in Eastern Corn BeltDaniel CallAs planters begin to roll, will some growers be making a switchto soybeans? Some economists say yes but seed companies say no. “I would not be surprised to see up to 1 million acre move away from corn to soybeans or some other crop,” stated University of Illinois ag economist Darrel Good.  He believes that, given the increase in soybean prices since the planting intentions report, there would be a switch from corn to soybean areas.But, this does not seem to be the case in the Eastern Corn Belt. Daniel Call, with Seed Consultants, told HAT they are hearing very little about growers switching to soybeans, “We are hearing very little noise about such a move. I think the key is the good weather and soil conditions and the relatively early planting opportunity. This is going to encourage guys to go ahead and plant corn and not switch.”Call says most growers like to stick with a rotation and suggests a last minute switch could result in lower yields, “You are looking at a 5% to 15% yield hit right off the bat if you plant soybeans after soybeans.” He added this yield drag would diminish much of the financial advantage that a switch might offer. He said prior to the Planting Intentions report there was a financial advantage to planting corn, but since the report the two crops are close to even.  Much of the projected increase in  corn acreage was in the western and northern states.Call said that soil temperatures have increased nicely and that planting is moving ahead quickly across much of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky this week, “Even some fields that had snow on them 10 days ago are ready for planting.”   He added, if growers want to plant a few extra acres of soybeans, the seed supply is good owing to good production from the 2015 seed crop. Home Indiana Agriculture News Soybean Switch Unlikely in Eastern Corn Belt SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 20, 2016 last_img read more

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Presidential Guard member charged with murder in the Norbert Zongo case

first_img Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder to go further News Organisation News April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters without Borders was reassured to learn that Adjudant Marcel Kafando has been charged with “murder” and “arson” as a result of the inquiry into the death of Norbert Zongo, managing editor of the weekly L’Indépendant. “Adjudant Kafando, one of the commanders of the Presidential Guard Regiment (RSP), President Blaise Compaoré’s security guardsmen, cannot possibly have acted without the approval of his superiors. As a result of this indictment, Blaise et François Compaoré can no longer be kept out of this inquiry or of the trial of Norbert Zongo’s murderers,” stated Robert Ménard, the organisation’s General Secretary. “Reporters without Borders will not accept any form of justice that is satisfied with putting the perpetrators of this murder on trial, while allowing those who ordered it done to continue leading the country,” he added.According to information gathered by Reporters without Borders, Adjudant Marcel Kafando was charged with “murder” and “arson” on 2 February 2001 by Attorney General Abdoulaye Barry. Marcel Kafando was one of the six “serious suspects,” all members of the RSP, implicated by the independent commission of inquiry set up by the Burkina government following the death of Norbert Zongo. On 17 January 2001, François Compaoré was heard by the examining magistrate in charge of the Norbert Zongo murder case.On 13 December 1998, the bodies of Norbert Zongo, managing editor of L’indépendant, and three of his companions, were found in Sapouy (100 km south of Ouagadougou). Each of them had been shot and their car set on fire. Norbert Zongo had for some time been investigating the case of David Ouédraogo, FrançoisCompaoré’s chauffeur, who had been tortured to death by members of the RSP. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts May 5, 2021 Find out more February 5, 2001 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Presidential Guard member charged with murder in the Norbert Zongo casecenter_img News Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Follow the news on Burkina Faso News Burkina FasoAfrica Burkina FasoAfrica last_img read more

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Relaxation Of Labour Laws: A Route To Modern Day Slavery

first_imgColumnsRelaxation Of Labour Laws: A Route To Modern Day Slavery KV Kalyani Menon17 May 2020 12:57 AMShare This – xThe Uttar Pradesh government passed an Ordinance recently, that exempts most business from the ambit of most of the labour laws applicable in the country for the next three years. The only Acts that still apply in Uttar Pradesh are the Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996, Workmen Compensation Act, 1923, Bonded Labour Act, 1976, and Section 5 of the Payment of Wages Act,…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 Uttar Pradesh government passed an Ordinance recently, that exempts most business from the ambit of most of the labour laws applicable in the country for the next three years. The only Acts that still apply in Uttar Pradesh are the Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996, Workmen Compensation Act, 1923, Bonded Labour Act, 1976, and Section 5 of the Payment of Wages Act, 1933. These Acts still apply to the entire state, which in turn means that the other, 40 plus, state and national laws no longer apply to the State. Soon after this relaxation by Uttar Pradesh, similar exemptions were followed by Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. The argument for the relaxation of the labour laws is to help restart the economy, create employment in the long run, attract investment and to ensure flexibility in the labour market. These exemptions have, however, have been highly criticized, and rightly so, by many as a violation of the basic rights available to the labourers, as a method for their exploitation and harassment by the factory managers. Madhya Pradesh, for instance allows industries to be operated without most of the provisions of the Factories Act, which in fact extends working hours of the industrial workers to twelve hours from the usual eight and a large seventy-two hours, per week. Further, the changes will allow factories and industries to operate without following any safety and health norms and instead keep labourers in service as per convenience. These exemptions will lead to slave like conditions and is a violation of basic human and fundamental rights. At a time where lockdown measures have already adversely hit the informal workers and have worsened poverty and susceptibility, the workers are the most vulnerable and would be willing to work at any cost, under any conditions. This leaves them at a higher risk of being exploited easily. India has ratified a total of six conventions of the eight main International Labour Organization Conventions. These include the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105), Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100), Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111), Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182). Now to check if the exemptions are in violation of these international conventions, it is necessary to check which labour laws have been exempted by all the States or even one State, which could give a chance for the exemptions to be legally challenged. Uttar Pradesh In Accordance to the Uttar Pradesh Temporary Exemption from Certain Labour Laws Ordinance, 2020 only three Acts and a section of a fourth Act apply for a time period of three years and the other 35 laws that generally regulate the labour sector of the State will be suspended. Hence, major Acts such as the Factories Act, 1948, Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (with the exception of Section 5) and such will not be in force. The exclusion of these acts would be a direct violation of the International Laws since India has ratified them and is also against basic human rights. Under the Ordinance, workers cannot organise themselves into Trade Unions, and hence, will not be able to fight for their rights due to the lack of bargaining power. All regulations that relate to contractual workers also do not exist anymore and they can be hired and fired at will. The Factories Act was enacted with the main objective of protecting that workmen that are employed in factories, against occupational hazards and provides for their health, safety and welfare. The exclusion of this Law puts the workers at high risk, since the factory managers are not mandated to follow any safety regulations and can ask for their service at their convenience. The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 has also been suspended in accordance to the Ordinance, this in itself is form of discrimination and a violation of fundamental rights. The suspension of the Minimum Wages Act will also make labourers extremely vulnerable and could lead to modern day slavery. Although Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Secretary claims that women, and children will continue to be protected by keeping the laws relating to them intact, the ordinance says otherwise. Madhya Pradesh The Madhya Pradesh government has made amendments in major acts including the Industrial Disputes Act and Factories Act. In effect, these changes reduce the paperwork for companies/factories and help them recover quickly from the pandemic crisis. As per these changes, registrations and licenses will be issued in a day (earlier- thirty days) and license renewals will be for ten years instead of one. The industrial hours will be extended forcing the workers to work longer hours. Factory owners will be able to change shifts as per their convenience and no factory inspections will take place for three months. Third part inspections will also be allowed, and only a single register needs to be maintained. This in essential gives factory owners and managers a free rule and allows them to use the services of the workers as per their requirement leaving the workers vulnerable to harassment and exploitation. In addition to that, the proposed amendments will allow companies to not follow safety standards with respect to health and working conditions of employees. They will not be mandated to follow laws of cleanliness, waste disposal, ventilation, lighting, drinking water, urinals, canteens, restrooms, creches, working hours, wages and such, which are part of basic human rights. Gujarat Following the steps of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat also exempted projects from the purview of all but three labour laws. The laws that apply include payment of minimum wages, following safety norms and adequate compensation for workers in case of accidents. No other labour laws are applicable for at least 1200 days. Although, these three laws do protect basic rights of workers, there are a fair share of other rights that are being violated through the exemption of all other labour laws in the State. Equal remuneration, fair working hours, women and children centric laws are exempted, also violating the International Labour Organisation conventions. Through these changes, it is clear that workers will have to work in deplorable conditions, possibly for less than minimum wage and will not be able to raise their voice against it allowing companies to do as they wish. It seems to be an opportunity to empower industries while also taking away the rights of the workers through a back door. It is not only a violation of human rights but is also in contradiction to the Conventions that India is party to and has ratified. In a crisis situation such as the pandemic, as is today, it is the duty of the government to protect its workers. However, the government seems to be acting as the devil by taking away their absolute basic rights. Several studies have shown the deteriorating conditions of workers in the informal sectors, The British Council Report of 2017, also recorded at least forty-eight thousand worker deaths due to work related accidents in India. At a time, where thousands of migrant workers have been rendered jobless and are going back to their hometowns without any basic resources, taking away labour laws seems to be a low blow, one that clearly paves way for modern day slavery and must not be promoted.Views Are Personal Only(The author is studying BA LLB course in OP Jindal Global University,Batch of 2019) Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Has Policy Been Framed To Allocate Petrol Pumps Under Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act? : Delhi High Court Asks Centre

first_imgNews UpdatesHas Policy Been Framed To Allocate Petrol Pumps Under Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Act? : Delhi High Court Asks Centre Sparsh Upadhyay18 April 2021 11:02 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court last week asked the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, as to whether a policy has been framed for allocation of petrol pumps under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The Bench of Justice Prathiba M. Singh was hearing the plea of one Deepti Lenka (along with others) who is suffering…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 Delhi High Court last week asked the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, as to whether a policy has been framed for allocation of petrol pumps under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The Bench of Justice Prathiba M. Singh was hearing the plea of one Deepti Lenka (along with others) who is suffering from a disability and she submitted before the Court that she was not being considered for allocation of a petrol pump. The Petitioners had complained to the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), who had, vide the impugned order dated 24th December 2020, rejected the Petitioners’ prayer. However, the Commissioner had recommended that the Respondents consider revising/reframing their policy. Further, the Court directed, “Let counter-affidavits be filed, both by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, as to whether a policy has been framed for allocation of petrol pumps under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.” Also, the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has been asked to file a counter affidavit within six weeks. The matter has now been posted for further hearing on August 25.Case title – Deepti Lenka & Anr v. Union Of India & Ors. [W.P.(C) 3276/2021 & CM APPL. 10001/2021]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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