Archive | September, 2010

Parlimantary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Labour and Employment Met in New Delhi

Posted on 30 September 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Friday 01 October, 2010.

The Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Labour and Employment held its meeting under the Chairmanship of Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Minister of Labour and Employment today in New Delhi. The meeting held deliberations on the functioning of the Directorate General of Mines Safety in order to have a safe and secure mining environment in the country. Addressing the meeting, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Ministry has decided to initiate action for strengthening and reorganization of Directorate General of Mines Safety considering the recommendations of various Committees including the Sub Committee of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee chaired by the Member of Parliament Shri Gurudas Dasgupta. The Minister said that his Ministry is focusing on reviewing the existing statutes and is in the process of bringing amendments in the Mines Act 1952 including the Coal Mines Regulations 1957, the Metalliferous Mines Regulations 1961 and the Oil Mines Regulations 1984 framed under the Act.

The accident scenario in mining industry indicates declining trends. In the last ten years the number of fatal accidents in coal mines has reduced from 105 in 2001 to 83 in 2009. In non-coal mines the number of fatal accidents has reduced from 62 in 2001 to 40 in 2009. The fatal accidents in oil mines have reduced from 9 in 2001 to only 4 in 2009.

The DGMS offices have been geographically reorganized based on concentration of mines and minerals by opening up of two new zones namely North-Western Zone at Udaipur, Rajasthan and Southern Zone at Bangaluru, Karnataka. Six new regions namely Raigarh, Gwalior, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Surat and Bangaluru have been created and two Sub-regions of Bellary and Digboi have been upgraded into regions.

S/Shri Gurudas Dasgupta and R. K. Singh Patel, Members from the Lok Sabha and Mohd. Amin, Narayan Singh Kesari and Mangla Kisan, Members from the Rajya Sabha put forward their suggestions in the meeting. The members raised their concerns regarding safety of workers in the private mines and the illegal mining activity taking place in the country.

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Disputed Ayodhya land to be divided into three parts: HC

Posted on 30 September 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Friday 01 October, 2010.

Lucknow  (PTI) Justice S U Khan, Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Justice D V Sharma start the proceedings to pronounce the judgement in the Ayodhya title suit.

The litigants have reached Court No. 21 of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court.

Barricades have been erected about 100 metres from the court room and no one other than those connected with the case are being allowed anywhere near the court room.

One third land goes to Sunni Wakph Board, One third land goes to Nirmohi Akhada and One third land goes to Ram Janam Bhoomi Trust.

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Ayodhya verdict: PM, Sonia Gandhi appeal for calm

Posted on 29 September 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Thrusday 30 September, 2010

New Delhi, Sept (PTI) On the eve of Ayodhya court verdict, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi today appealed for calm and maintaining peace at all costs, reminding people that further legal remedies are available for the parties to the title suit.

Gandhi said whatever verdict is given it should be accepted by people

“There should be no attempt whatsoever made by any section of people to provoke any other section or to indulge in any expression of emotion that would hurt the feelings of other people,” Singh said in an appeal published in almost all leading newspapers today on the eve of the Allahabad High Court’s judgement on the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid case.

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Ayodhya verdict: PC invokes Mahatma, appeals for peace

Posted on 29 September 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Thrusday 30 September, 2010

New Delhi,  (PTI) On the eve of the Ayodhya verdict, the Centre today said adequate measures have been taken to ensure that there is no trouble as it once again appealed for maintenance of peace for which it even invoked Mahatma Gandhi.

Observing that India has “moved on” since 1992, Home Minister P Chidambaram said he does not “foresee any problems” as almost all political parties, religious groups and those associated with the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suits have said that they would respect the court verdict.

“But, as government, we have to take measures. So we have deployed adequate forces,” he told reporters.

“The Central government has taken adequate measures and has deployed adequate security forces all over the country in order to assist the state governments to maintain law, order and peace,” he said.

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Attack on AIHRA District Secretary of Purulia , Mr. Prem Chand Sharma

Posted on 29 September 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Wednesday 29 September, 2010.

Purulia News, AIHRA’s  Purulia District Secretary , Mr. Prem Chand Sharma along with 30 unknown goers was assaulted  between Anchuri and Gauripur – a place that falls in the District of Bankura of West Bengal . The incident took place  on  25th Sep’ Saturday  at about 10.30 pm at night – 1.5 kms approx from the Chatna (Bankura) Police station . About 15-16  unknown  assailants aged about only 16-18 years of age attacked first a lorry , an ambassador and some vehicles – four wheelers as well as two wheelers. The trick done to it was by felling an eucalyptus tree on the road and jamming the traffic at night.  The district Secretary of AIHRA Purulia was in a Tata-Sumo  Car  bearing number: WB28N7271 . The assailants were all full drunk , were speaking Bangla , carrying Bhojali, pipe guns  and small  wooden  logs . Mr Sharma was given a big blow at his nose  and bled for almost half an hour and was robbed –lost a hard cash of Rs 8500/- , Two mobile phones of Nokia -2600 and 3120 having IMEI no. 355653005750796 of Nokia 2600  , a golden ring and a silver one . Others out of the others robbed were Ganapati Das, Manimohan , Birendra (Driver of District Secretary) , and the amount all they have lost is Rs 18,500/-

Mr Sharma said, “ I assume  the dacoity continued for almost two and half hours right from 9.00 pm to 11.30 pm . The security here is remarkable question and the doubt goes on to the police , might be they are having a fishy hand  because the police reached the spot well afterwards as usual , very late the incident had taken place. The saddest part of the incident is that when I have reached the nearest police station of chatna to lodge a diary  with a heavy bleeding nose and shown my Identity Card of All India Human Rights Association , the first question I was asked was that whether our Human Rights is having any link with the Governmental Human Rights Commission which clearly states that the Police is for only Government people , only for the VIPS but  not for NGOs or for the common citizen ” But quite astonishingly  the police superintendent of Bankura Mr Pranab Kumar said that the vice incident  continued only for half an hour which is controversial with the remark of the Ditrict Secretary.    As reported by one businessman, Mr Pawan Agarwal of Chatna , he was robbed Rs 100000/- and the police reached very late which is very sad.  Almost two and half months back similar assault had taken place in Bankura district , West  Bengal but no perfect action had been taken by the police therein installed. On inquiry it was found that the District Secretary , Mr Sharma , on humanitarian ground accompanied from Purulia district to Bankura Nursing home one pregnant woman who was very serious with a delivery case of a premature baby and while returning home at Purulia district he had to pay the cost of helping without any selfishness . He felt sorry for the police , sorry for the pregnant women and sorry for the common people thinking when this can be my treatment from the police , what about of the common . He can pray from the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of Bankura for a fair and fast inquiry.

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Submitted CCTV clips show Kasab hitting jail staff

Posted on 28 September 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Wednesday 29 September, 2010.

Mumbai, (PTI) Maharashtra Government today submitted to the Bombay High Court a CCTV footage of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab assaulting jail staff and opposed his plea for a closed-door interview with his lawyers.

The high court is hearing confirmation of death sentence awarded to Kasab for his role in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai in which 166 people were killed.

The Government counsel Ujjwal Nikam presented the CCTV footage to a bench headed by Justice Ranjana Desai which will view the CD in chambers this evening and pronounce an order tomorrow on Kasab’s plea for a legal interview within the sight of security staff but not within hearing distance.

Nikam told the judges, “The incident occurred on September 1 when Kasab was performing some illegal act and jail staff had to intervene. He (Kasab) assaulted prison officials which is clearly shown in the CD.

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Ayodhya verdict deferment: Apex Court dismisses plea

Posted on 28 September 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Wednesday 29 September, 2010.

New Delhi,  (PTI) Paving the way for the Allahabad High Court to deliver its judgement in the 60-year-old Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, the Supreme Court today dismissed the plea for deferment of the verdict.

“Having considered in detail the arguments of the parties, we are of the view that the SLP has to be dismissed.

Accordingly, the SLP stands dismissed,” said the apex court’s 3-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia in a brief order.

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Commonwealth countries wish India luck for CWG

Posted on 27 September 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Tuesday 28 September, 2010.

The Commonwealth countries have expressed confidence that the CW Games, which kick start from 3rd October in India will be a success, even as Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, overseeing the clean-up operation of the Games village,said everything will be ready by Wednesday.

Dikshit, who has been spending six to seven hours daily at the complex since handing over of its maintenance to Delhi Government on Wednesday last, said “every effort” is being made to make stay of the athletes very happy.

“All the towers will be ready by Wednesday,” Dikshit said, adding that nearly half the flats out of 1,168 flats are completely ready.

Commonwealth countries wish India luck for CWG

“We wish India and the Games Federation all possible success and our support,” Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General said, adding, “They will go ahead. They will honour the athletes who have invested so much energy into their participation.” Sharma was speaking at a reception hosted by the by Kamla Persad- Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Commonwealth Chair, which was held in New York.

“For thousands of athletes , the Commonwealth Games are an inspiration and an aspiration,” Sharma said, noting that the Games had set a standard friendship that have earned them the label of “Friendly Games.”"And they will be a celebration of the diversity and opportunity on which the Commonwealth is founded,” he added.

Meanwhile, 1100 athletes, officials and technical staff from different nations arrived in New Delhi on Sunday.

After being slammed by the India and foreign media about the deplorable arrangements from filthy rooms to lack of security, the CWG organisers indicated that situation seemed to be coming under control.

“Work has progressed far enough now and we’re ready to start moving in to the Village,” said Scott Stevenson, Director of Sport, Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC).

“All the necessary maintenance and cleaning of rooms have been done to accommodate our team and additional support staff,” Stevenson said.

The largest contingent to arrive was a 112-member delegation from Kenya, followed by Nigeria (69), and 60 members from Scotland, a release from the Organising Committee (OC) said.

Canada, Tanzania, Lesotho, Norfolk Island, Rwanda, Wales, England, Isle of Man, Jersey, Bermuda, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and British Virgin Islands were among other arrivals.

Stevenson also confirmed that emergency equipment and safety procedures have been verified and tested. “Crews have been successful in reducing the amount of stagnant water around the residential towers. Things are starting to look good,” he said.

In New York, Sharma noted that 71 countries were scheduled to attend. “So my own sense of optimism, commitment and enthusiasm for this Commonwealth event is clearly shared,” he said.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and India’s envoy to the UN, Hardeep Singh Puri, also attended the Commonwealth reception on Sunday.

Aussies arrive in Delhi for CWG

The first batch of Australian athletes for the Commonwealth Games arrived early Monday morning hoping to remain unaffected by the troubled build-up to the event.

“Who’d have thought lawn bowls would lead Australia into battle?” said one of the team members of Australia’s lawn bowls team.

They are well aware of the criticism that has engulfed the Games Village but the Aussies said they would not form an opinion before having a look at it themselves.

“We’ve heard reports but we’d like to see for ourselves. We’re going in without expectations and what we see is what we get,” said another player.

“There’s a fair bit of pressure, but we’re pretty confident,” she said.Later on Monday, Australia’s netball and gymnastics teams will also land in New Delhi for the 3rd to 14th October event.

So far, three Australian athletes have pulled out of the Games — cyclist Travis Meyer, table tennis player Stephanie Sang and discus world champion Dani Samuels.

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NGO launches campaign on legal rights for disabled

Posted on 27 September 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Tuesday 28 September, 2010.

A unique initiative to empower disabled people and assist them in exercising their legal rights was today launched by an NGO in the national capital.

Under the year-long ‘Supported Decision Making’ programme, a group of 20 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) will be given “decision making” assistance by developing a network of people close to them like family, friends or other immediate community members.

“The assistance will be mainly to assist her/him in planning for their future and to help them avail their legal capacity. The 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) recognises legal capacity of all persons, regardless of their disability,” said J P Gadkari, President, ‘PARIVAR’.

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Ban welcomes closer UN cooperation wit

Posted on 27 September 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Tuesday 28 September, 2010.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed moves by the United Nations and the community of French-speaking nations to work more closely on human rights, peacekeeping and other issues, saying it can only contribute to greater security worldwide.

Speaking last night to an International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF) event in New York, Mr. Ban saidthe two organizations were working closely together on many fronts, from peace and security to economic development.

“We continue to strengthen our cooperation in the crucial areas of peacekeeping, conflict prevention and electoral assistance,” he said. “We are on the ground together in Haiti, in the Central African Republic (CAR), in Guinea, Niger, Madagascar, Mauritania and the Comoros.”

Earlier this year the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and OIF Secretary-General Abdou Diouf signed an agreement for closer collaboration on promoting human rights.

“This is a wide spectrum of activity, and testimony to our strong partnership,” he said, noting that an estimated 200 million people worldwide are French speakers.

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