‘How Migrants Will Survive With No Money Or Work? You Have To Consider Harsh Realities’ : Supreme Court Tells Centre

first_imgTop Stories’How Migrants Will Survive With No Money Or Work? You Have To Consider Harsh Realities’ : Supreme Court Tells Centre Radhika Roy12 May 2021 11:04 PMShare This – xExpressing concerns about the plight of migrant workers during the lockdown announced by various states, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that it will pass orders today itself to ensure food security and cheaper transport options for migrant workers.”How migrants will survive with no money or work?Some sustenance must be provided for the time being. You have to consider the harsh realities”, the bench told the Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta, who was opposing the court’s intervention in the matter now.Advertisement The bench said that it will pass orders in relation to community kitchens and dry rations for stranded migrant workers and to stop the charging of exorbitant rates for the transport of migrants in National Capital Region. The bench also said that it will seek responses from state governments on their compliance with the directions passed by the Supreme Court last year for the relief of migrants.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah was considering the suo moto case In Re Problems and Miseries of Migrant Labourers, which was taken last year to deal with the migrants crisis during the 2020 lockdown.Advertisement Today, the bench was considering an intervening application filed by Harsh Mander, Anjali Bharadwaj and Jagdeep Chokkar highlighting the problems faced by migrant workers due to the lockdowns announced by various states to deal with the second wave of COVID-19.Advocate Prashan Bhushan, appearing for the applicants, urged the bench to pass directions to extend the ‘atmanirbhar scheme’ for dry rations to migrants who do not have ration cards and to give cooked meals in places where migrants are congregating. Mr.Bhushan also prayed that directions should be issued for cash transfer to the accounts of migrants who are left with no work during lockdown.Advertisement Advertisement Mr.Bhushan highlighted that the accounted number of migrant workers in the country is 8 crorers and many of them do not have ration cards.The application was vehemently opposed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.”Let us fight with pandemic rather than fight with fringe elements. Unlike last lockdown where everything was closed, this year, states have ensured that it is not a lock-down like last year. By and large, industries are working, constriction activities are allowed. So migrants workers are not incentivised to go back from places where industries are open”, SG said.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The Solicitor told the bench that instead of issuing directions, responses should be sought from state governments.”All States are responsible. They are elected governments and alive to the situation on the ground. Instead of issuing directions, allow everyone to face facts on record”, the SG said.Justice Ashok Bhushan then said that the bench will indeed seek the responses of the state governemnts. The judge however stressed that some directions might be needed now to address the immediate problems faced by migrants.Justice Bhushan invited the Solicitor General’s attention to reports regarding private bus operators charging 4-5 times from migrant workers for their travel to native places.”Right now the scheme envisaged is not to incentivize migrants to return”, the SG replied.Justice MR Shah then said that mindset of a worker in a lockdown sitaution will be to return to his village. The judge also pointed out that many workers have gone back. “None of the petitioners have any knowledge of the ground realities. These are all petitions drafted in the comfort of their drawing rooms”, the SG Tushar Mehta said.Mr.Mehta then requested the bench to not pass any orders at present and to adjourn the case after two weeks for the resposnes of the states.The bench however said that some interim directions are necessary to ensure immediate relief to migrants. “How migrants will survive with no money or work?Some sustenance must be provided, for the time being. You have to consider the harsh realities”, Justice Bhushan told the Solicitor General.”Imediate relief required must be granted immediately…”, Justice Shah supplemented.”Any direction, that facilitate their transport….would incentiviese their transfer.. even those who don’t want to go…”, the SG reiterated his opposion. “We cannot consider from that angle…that they will be incentiviesed to go…that is all ifs and buts..”, Justice Shah responded.The bench said that its intention was to ensure affordable options of transport to those migrants who wish to return to their villages.”Whoever wants to go, should be accommodated”, Justice Bhushan said.Advocate Bhushan then interjected to say, “I am amazed that Mr. Mehta will say that a free train ride or bus journey migrants will incentivize migrants to go back. Last time he said there were no migrants on road”. The bench told Mr.Bhushan that it was not ordering free rides and that its intention was to curb the fleecing of migrants by transporters.As regards the prayer of applications to order cash-transfer for migrants, the bench said that it was a policy decision of the executive.”It is the policy of the government. We cannot issue any directions”, Justice Bhushan said.”We cannot ask states to pay this much that much…It may have a financial implication”, Justice Shah added.The bench said that the order will be uploaded by today 4 PM.TagsSupreme Court Migrants Justice Ashok Bhushan #Justice MR Shah 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

Girls swimming Wildcats, Lakers open with home wins

first_imgAllison Putnam won twice, going 2:09.40 in the 200 freestyle with Victoria Senus second and then needing 5:56.51 to get a victory in the 500 freestyle, while Burnside won the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.27 and Smith was second in the 200 individual medley in 2:38.92.Hannah Murdock, a close second in the 50 freestyle (26.52 seconds) to Auburn’s Maura Moochler (26.47), would win the 100 freestyle in 59.44 seconds, also pairing with Putnam, McFadden and Anna Ivery to win the 400 freestyle relay in 4:07.35.Amid a 1-2-3 Wildcats sweep in diving, Kelsie Bottari finished first, earning 181.65 points. Julia Turton was close behind, earning second place with 171.00 points as Morgan Bush was third. Each of the girls swim teams from West Genesee and Skaneateles would emerge from Thursday night’s season-opening meets with impressive victories.At home, the Wildcats pulled away from Auburn and prevailed 106-76, while the Lakers handled the Oswego Buccaneers in a 99-83 decision.To get itself going, West Genesee had Maggie Smith, Devon Burnside, Taylor McFadden and Adriana Gill roar to first place in the 200 medley relay in two minutes, 4.40 seconds. Skaneateles was also at home for its first meet of the season, and in the 200 medley relay grabbed the title as Lily Buchholz, Grace King, Lili Winkelman and Lilly Marquardt got a time of 2:00.67.Later in the meet, King went 5:52.46 to prevail in the 500 freestyle, with Buchholz winning the 100 backstroke in 1:06.75 and Winkelman taking the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.31.Here, like with WG’s meet against Auburn, the Lakers swept the diving honors, Carlee Pitman getting 157.20 points to hold off Lexi Cottrill (152.05) and Claire Neumann (137.20) for the individual victory.Elizabeth Springer was victorious in the 50 freestyle in 26.53 seconds, also finishing second in the 100 butterfly as Buchholz was second in the 100 freestyle, King second in the 200 IM and Caitlin Comer second in the 200 freestyle.But another relay title was gained by the Lakers when Comer, paired with Springer, Cottrill and Amelia Musso, swam the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:53.76.Skaneateles goes for two in a row at New Hartford Tuesday, two nights before WG had its own road trip to face the Spartans as the Lakers host Cicero-North Syracuse that same Thursday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: skaneatelesswimmingWest Geneseelast_img read more

[VIDEO] Stamford Bridge is the best Stadium I’ve ever visited – Barusso

first_imgFormer Ghana international, Ahmed Barusso, has declared Stamford Bridge the best Stadium he has ever visited, in terms of atmosphere.The former AS Roma man, in an exclusive with Citi Sports, shed light on how he used to understudy Michael Essien per the instructions of his former coach Leonardo Acori at Italian side Rimini.According to the 35 year old, Acori allowed him to travel to Stamford Bridge to watch Essien in one of his ‘assignments’.“There was a Champions League game between Chelsea and Porto and he [Acori] allowed me to go and watch.”Essien gave me tickets and it was a great experience. That’s when I got the chance to meet Lampard, Shevchenco, Terry and Drogba.”It was very lovely for me. Sitting at the stadium watching the game was something else. I have never experienced anything like that before. If you’re really a football fan you’d understand”, he said.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, May 11, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, May 11, 2015•4:44 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.•10:38 a.m. Officers investigated probation violation in the 800 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•11:23 a.m. Nichole A. Mitts, 25, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with probation violation.•11:55 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1 p.m. Officers investigated indecent liberties at the Wellington City Lake.•2:15 p.m. Randall G. Dieker, Anthony, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 53 mph in a 40 mph zone.•3 p.m. Officers investigated unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcohol or CMB and contributing to a childs misconduct in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington by a known subject.•3:51 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of jewelry in the 300 block E. 11th, Wellington.•Eric P. Rhodes, 45, Wellington was served a summons for dog at large.•Jennie A. Avalos, 23, Wellington was served a summons for dog bite violation and dog at large.•9:06 p.m. Officers investigated violation of a protection order in the 900 block N. Plum, Wellington by a known suspect.last_img read more

Drake Men’s Soccer Adds Nine Student-Athletes For 2017 Season

first_imgRyan Johnston: “Ryan has all the qualities to be a major success at Drake. His character personifies what is means to be a Bulldog. He has an exceptional work rate, is a relentless competitor and is always in pursuit of excellence both on-and-off the field. Ryan is quick, strong and agile and has a great desire to impact the game both offensively and defensively. His ambition and ability will be a great asset to our team next year.” Erik Sigman: “We are delighted to have Erik join our team as he personifies academic and athletic excellence. He is a gifted attacking left-sided player who will provide us with great balance. He has very good positional sense and demonstrates a tireless work ethic in both attack and defense. Erik has a wonderful combination of athletic ability and technical proficiency and will undoubtedly be a big success at Drake.” Smith Breaks Down Each Member of the 2017 ClassAlex Anderson: “Alex is an exciting, dynamic and versatile player who has the ability to play a number of positions very effectively, which is a rare quality. He has very good pace, technical foundation and is tactically mature, which will make him a success at the Division I level. We are very much looking forward to working with Alex and seeing him leave a lasting impact on our program.” Juan Louis: “Juan is a gifted and versatile attacking player who can play a variety of positions effectively. He is creative and has very good technical ability which makes him effective in the attacking third. His tactical intelligence, ability to find space between the lines and fearlessness when running at defenders makes him a threat to any defense. We are excited to see his impact on our program and team and look forward to watching him grow and develop in our Bulldog family.” Luke Anderson, who hails from Wayzata, Minn., is the lone goalkeeper in the 2017 class. He was a member of the Orono Lake High School team for two seasons, including his freshman year when he was the lone freshman on the team. Anderson is a member of the Minnesota Thunder Academy club and this year his team is on pace to be the first academy club to make the USSDA’s playoffs. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer program has added nine student-athletes for the 2017 season, head coach Gareth Smith announced. Joining the Bulldogs next season are Alex Andersen (North Liberty, Iowa), Luke Anderson (Wayzata, Minn.), Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa), Erik Fahner (Omaha, Neb.), Ryan Johnston (West Des Moines, Iowa), Juan Louis (Minneapolis, Minn.), Erik Sigman (Cincinnati, Ohio), Jake Taylor (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) and Ben Vukovich (Brookings, S.D.). Johnston is a local member of the signing class from West Des Moines Valley High School. Heading into his senior season, he has scored 49 career goals and handed out 33 assists. Johnston helped Valley win the Iowa Class 3A State Title in 2016 and was picked to the Elite All-State Team that season. The Tigers have qualified for the state tournament in each of Johnston’s first three seasons. He is a member of Sporting Iowa. Jake Taylor: “Jake is a proven player at the Division I level and we are delighted to have him join our team. He is a very experienced defender who has demonstrated an unrelenting drive to reach his potential. Jake’s physical maturity, experience and leadership will be a key component in our push to compete at the highest level. I look forward to watching Jake excel here at Drake University.” Leroy Enzugusi: “Leroy is a very talented forward with excellent pace, technique and a proven ability to score goals. He is very effective with his back to goal and bringing his teammates into the game well. Leroy will have a high impact due to his intelligent movement off the ball and his exhilarating pace which will cause any defense problems. We anticipate an exciting future for Leroy and eager to see him take the stage in the MVC.” Louis is a forward/striker from Minneapolis, Minn., who played three seasons for Washburn High School. Originally from Haiti, he scored 24 goals and tallied 11 assists as a senior, as Washburn won the Minneapolis City Conference championship. Louis is a member of the Minneapolis City club. Enzugusi, a forward for Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa, is a prolific scorer with 57 career goals along with 39 assists. He is the reigning Gatorade and Iowa Player of the Year, who helped Linn-Mar win the 2015 Iowa 3A State Tournament with his future Drake teammate, Jack Ramsey. Enzugusi is a member of the CRSA club.center_img Rounding out the class is Vukovich who hails from Brookings, S.D. He lettered all four seasons at Brookings High School, where he helped the team qualify for the state tournament twice. Vukovich is a forward who scored 41 career goals and was named first team all-state and all-conference as a junior and senior. He is a member of the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club. The next player in the class is Fahner from Millard West High School in Omaha, Neb. He is a midfielder who has lettered three seasons for Millard West and helped the team win a state championship his sophomore year. Fahner is a member of the Omaha FC 98 club. “We are delighted with our 2017 recruiting class,” Smith said. “We have intentionally searched the country for young men high in character, academic performance and ability because these are the key qualities that will make them successful Bulldogs. We eagerly await their arrival and look forward to welcoming them and their families to the Bulldog family.” Alex Anderson is a midfielder from Iowa City, Iowa, who has played three seasons for Iowa City West. He was selected to the All-Mississippi Valley Conference First Team as a junior after he garnered honorable mention accolades as a sophomore. Anderson was a member of Iowa City West’s 2014 Class 3A State Championship team. He is a two-time captain for his club team, ISC United. Erik Fahner: “Erik has been a pleasure to watch play over the past few years. He is a very creative and technically gifted midfield player who loves to drive out of the midfield into the attacking third. He is tactically very intelligent and will be a key player in attacking strategies to unlocking defenses. We are delighted to have him join our program.” Taylor is a graduate transfer from Marquette University who joins the Bulldogs after lettering three seasons for the Golden Eagles. A defender, he was twice selected to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. Taylor is from Whitefish Bay, Wis., and lettered four years at Whitefish Bay High School, where he was twice tabbed the North Shore Conference Player of the Year and the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Player of the Year as a senior. He played for the Bavarian Soccer Club. Sigman, from Cincinnati, Ohio, played three seasons for Summit Country Day School. A three-year starter at the defender position, he helped Summit Country Day win back-to-back Ohio Division III State Titles his junior and senior years as he earned all-conference accolades each season. Sigman is a member of the Cincinnati United Premier (CUP) Gold club. Luke Anderson: “Luke is an exciting young goalkeeper who has all of the tools to flourish at the Division I level. He is an excellent shot stopper and commands his penalty box and defense with great authority. He has a relentless drive to be the best version of himself and will stop at nothing to reach his full potential. We are excited about watching him leave a legacy here at Drake University.” Ben Vukovich: “Ben is a young man with great character and talent. He is a promising left-sided player who has a great combination of athletic and technical ability. He has an unquestionable dedication to his soccer development and has demonstrated he will invest whatever it takes to become the best version of himself both on-and-off the field. He can play a number of roles, both in defense and attack, and we anticipate him having a big impact on our team and program.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Planning granted for new €6M Ardara distillery

first_imgSliabh Liag Distillers have been given the green light to start work on their new distillery in Ardara.Planning permission has been granted to develop the €6million distillery and visitor centre at Show Field, which aims to employ “at least 40 people”.Sliabh Liag Distillers are the producers of An Dulaman Irish Maritime Gin and The Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey. Their new move to Ardara is part of an ambitious plan to bring whiskey distilling back to Donegal for the first time in 177 years. Led by company directors James and Moira Doherty and James Keith, construction for the whiskey distillery is scheduled to start later this year, with distilling expected to commence in 2020. The company also expects to expand its whiskey brands.The move follows issues with delays at the company’s current site at Carrick, where An Dulaman Gin is distilled.The new building has been designed by Corner Stone Architecture and will have the capacity to produce 400,000 litres of pure alcohol per annum, which equates to over 1.2million bottles of whiskey. The An Dulaman Gin still will also be moved to the new building and a visitor tour is planned. The visitor experience will include a poitin history, tasting bar and shop – providing an additional reason for tourists on the Wild Atlantic Way to visit Ardara.James Doherty, Managing Director of Sliabh Liag Distillers said: “We are really excited to get the go ahead from Donegal County Council and we look forward to commissioning the distilling and reclaiming the distilling heritage of Donegal.“The mix of contemporary and traditional finishes will complement the village of Ardara. Our aim is to create and opportunity for visitors to park in the village, walk along the Owentocker river, across a new footbridge into the Show Field. It is important to us that local businesses benefit from the foot fall, and if we can get visitors walking in the village, increasing their dwell time, then so much the better for the entire community.”Planning granted for new €6M Ardara distillery was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaraSliabh Liag Distillerylast_img read more

49ers lose assistant coach to college football powerhouse

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Jeff Hafley oversaw the 49ers’ least productive unit this past season — and perhaps the past three seasons — and although Kyle Shanahan did not indicate last week he’d search for a better defensive backs coach, he will now.Ohio State announced Monday Hafley has become its defense’s co-coordinator with Greg Mattison, formerly a Michigan assistant under Jim Harbaugh.Hafley is not as bad a coach as last season’s stats suggest, specifically the lack of any interceptions among his …last_img read more

Warriors, 127, Kings 123: Warriors feature Stephen Curry in entire fourth quarter

first_imgSACRAMENTO — The smile on Stephen Curry’s face revealed two things. He showed satisfaction with the Warriors’ 127-123 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. Unlike the previous nine games, Warriors coach Steve Kerr also did not stagger Curry’s minutes in the final quarter.“It was nice to play the whole quarter,” Curry said.Curry finished with 42 points while shooting 14-of-26 from the field and 10-of-20 from the perimeter in 38 minutes. The Warriors’ coaching staff normally limit …last_img read more

Will Kevin Durant stay? Warriors luminaries chime in

first_imgThe topic became a season-long fascination through the walls of Oracle Arena, through the streets of Oakland and San Francisco and on any social media outlet. It is a topic that Warriors luminaries Rick Barry, Clifford Ray and Jamaal Wilkes have wondered about as well.Will Kevin Durant stay or go? The Warriors will receive some clarity when free agency begins on Sunday at 3 pm PT. Before that, there will be hand wringing over whether Durant signs with the New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets. …last_img read more

Air Canada, Virgin Australia begin codeshare flights

first_imgAir Canada and Virgin Australia are kicking off the first phase of a strategic cooperation agreement with the sale of codeshare flights in North America and Australia.Air Canada customers flying on the carrier’s daily non-stop flights from Vancouver to Brisbane and Melbourne are now able to book on connecting Virgin Australia flights to Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Christchurch and Auckland and earn Aeroplan miles. The codeshare also applies on Sydney-Brisbane, Sydney-Gold Coast and Brisbane-Wellington flights.Passengers travelling on Virgin Australia’s 18 return services per week between Australia and Los Angeles can now book connecting Air Canada codeshare flights to Calgary, Toronto and Montreal and receive Velocity frequent flyer points on services to the three cities.The codeshares apply to travel from June 1 and there are plans to extend the agreement, signed in 2016, to cover Vancouver at a later date. The airlines also plan to ultimately offer reciprocal frequent flyer redemption on each other’s flights.Air Canada flies a Boeing 777-200LR to Melbourne and a Boeing 787 to Brisbane and recently announced it would also operate direct flights to Melbourne on a seasonal basis from December 2017.“This codeshare agreement will make it easier for Australians to visit Canada and for Canadians to explore more of Australia and we are thrilled to be working with a world-class airline in Air Canada,’’ Virgin Australia Airlines group executive John Thomas said in a statement.“Canada is an important inbound tourism market for Australia, with visitors spending $A800 million in 2016 and visitor arrivals increasing by seven per cent on the previous year.”The codeshare agreement comes as Virgin low-cost unit Tigerair Australia announced it would start flying three times weekly services between Brisbane and Canberra from September 14.The LCC launched services from Melbourne to Australia’s capital in December last year and announced Friday it would add an additional weekly service on the route due to good consumer demand.The new service will lift the number of return flights between Melbourne and Canberra to eight per week from September 15, providing more than 200,000 seats a year.last_img read more