News to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago June 1, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation May 3, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the level of violence to which journalists continue to be exposed in the Philippines. The latest incident is the attempted murder of radio presenter Jerome Tabanganay, who was shot twice outside his radio station in the northern province of Kalinga on 14 May, four days after the country went to the polls.“The toll from physical attacks on the press continues to mount in the final weeks of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for a thorough investigation into Tabanganay shooting. “A total of 137 journalists have been killed since she took office nine years ago. This shows that reforms aimed at promoting media freedom and protecting journalists are essential in the Philippines.” The press freedom organisation added: “We hope that the incoming government will do what is necessary to end the culture of impunity. We also appeal to President-elect Benigno Aquino to reestablish a positive climate for the media as soon as he takes office on 1 July.”The host of a news programme on state-owned Radyo ng Bayan, Tabanganay was approached by a gunman as he arrived outside the station on the morning of 14 May. He immediately started to run but the gunman managed to shoot him in the legs as he fled.The attack came on the same day that Esmael Mangudadatu was declared the winner of the gubernatorial election in Maguinadao, a province at the other end of the Philippines. Mangudadatu’s wife and two sisters were killed in massacre on 23 November 2009 in which 32 journalists lost their lives.The massacre made the Philippines the world’s deadliest country for the media in 2009.Reporters Without Borders also voices its strong support for the call by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines to the outgoing government to bring forward a parliamentary vote on legislation that will decriminalise press offences. May 18, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Need for press freedom reforms News Receive email alerts News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines February 16, 2021 Find out more
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Naveen hurriedly left the marriage venue and came close to the motorcycle-ridden couple at the dividing road of Sector 19 and Sector 20, fraternity, We will have to take up the issue once again at the headquarters, said a senior DGCA official from the Western Region For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: October 6 2015 4:37 pm Ellie Goulding said she knew about the problem for a year but was ignoring it until now (Source: Reuters) Related News Singer Ellie Goulding has revealed she is suffering from a heart problem The 28-year-old “Lights” hitmaker said she knew about the problem for a year but was ignoring it until now reported Daily Mirror “I found out I have this heart thing and I need to get it check out I’m fine – it’s actually something someone discovered last year but I never got it checked out Which isterrible I have been playing with my life” Goulding said Share This Article Related Article The British singer has therefore taken a more “relaxed” approach to her health regime and finds it quite refreshing “So I have been very relaxed I have been chilling and not being as militant about what I eat It’s nice to know you actually can’t go to the gym you’re not allowed” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Singh | Mumbai | Published: December 29 2015 4:10 am In addition these schools may have to shell out Rs 100000 as penalty and Rs 10000 per day as fine for operating after expiry of recognition as per rules under the RTE Act Related News If rules under the Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009 are strictly enforced 1017 aided and unaided private primary schools in Mumbai including several prominent ones are likely to be shut down These schools with a total of 4 lakh students have been operating without recognition for the past seven months having failed to get their recognition extended this year In addition these schools may have to shell out Rs 100000 as penalty and Rs 10000 per day as fine for operating after expiry of recognition as per rules under the RTE Act The 1017 schools include several very popular and reputed establishments and officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that gives the recognition said they are looking at how to resolve the issue especially as it involves lakhs of students and thousands of school employees According to the RTE Act all schools must comply with 10 infrastructure norms such as a compound wall toilets drinking water and playground etc The schools have to apply for extension of recognition every three years Following the implementation of the RTE Act recognition is renewed only if schools have complied with these 10 norms In addition under the RTE Act 2009 no school can operate without a certificate of recognition from the government authority For primary schools the BMC is the statutory body issuing the recognition certificate “Schools had to meet RTE requirements by 2013 still they were given enough time following which a compliance report too was released Despite this the schools failed to fulfill the norms A Supreme Court judgment of April 12 2012 too does not leave any space for accepting extensions after the deadline Technically the BMC and state government cannot renew or extend recognition of these schools However due to reasons better known to them BMC and state government are hesitating to take action against these schools” said Ramesh Joshi general scretary of Brihanmumbai Mahapalika Shikshak Sabha (BMSS) Joshi accessed information on the expiry of recognition through an RTI query There are 427 aided and 678 unaided private primary schools under the BMC and their recognition expires at different times Of this recognition of 334 aided and 583 unaided private primary schools in the city expired on May 31 2015 “Of the 334 schools recognition of 105 schools which do not have compound walls will be renewed as their proposal has been approved by the municipal commissioner However we have submitted a list of 210 schools to the municipal commissioner and the state government which we cannot give extensions as they have not fulfilled the RTE norms We are awaiting a response from state government on the same” said Shambhavi Jogi BMC education officer As per a government resolution dated June 19 2010 under RTE Act schools could be fined Rs 10000 per day until they meet the norms and for running the school in the absence of the recognition and managements of these schools will also have to pay a penalty of Rs 1 lakh Jogi said”These schools were recognised at some point of time hence according to me on humanitarian grounds we have to consider many factors before taking any action A proposal towards this has been already submitted by me to the municipal commissioner last month We will be able to take a call on this issue once we get a response from the state government” The 334 schools have a student strength of 119703 and the 538 unaided schools have 299000 students “These schools may have flouted norms we want to penalise them However we have to consider the fate of lakhs of students as it will be difficult to accommodate them in other school at this stage” added Jogi The BMC has already informed the state education department that it cannot renew the recognition of these schools as they have failed to fulfill the infrastructure and other norms prescribed under Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009 Principals of some of the institutions said the issue is a complex one Principal of St Mary’s School at Mazgaon Fr Jude Fernandes said “If the government is not willing to extend our recognition then what can we do they are welcome We are a reputed school and have been operating for a century now” Hanif Kanjer director of Rustomjee Internation school which runs Rustomjee Troopers a primary school said “ We had already submitted our proposal for extension of recognition We are still clueless why it has not been approved as we are a private unaided minority school and do not come under the purview of RTE Act” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLudhiana | Updated: February 6 2014 3:48 pm Rally during the last day of campaigning for employees elections Gurmeet Singh Related News Campaigning for PAU Employee Union poll ended on Wednesday amid mudslinging in rallies held at the PAU campus Mango group led by Paramjit Singh Gill and Cycle group led by Harbans Singh Mundi the two oldest contesting groups were seen blaming each other Pamphlets accusing each other on various issues were released by both groups and were distributed among the employees As many as 1384 employees including ministerial technical and field staff will vote for 15 posts of PAU Employees Union on January 10 at PAU campus Baldev Walia from Mango group Mundi from cycle group Avtar Chand from Ladder group and KK Sachdeva from Letterbox group are fighting for the post of president Letterbox and Ladder group has been formed this year after factionalism in cycle group Salaries on time and release of pending arrears from Punjab Government (Rs 64 crore approx) have been listed as the major agenda by all the four groups Talking to Newsline Gill said “We will work to get pending arrears of 2200 employees released Rs 64 crore is pending with the state government We will make sure that employees get their salaries on the first day of the month Salaries of December have not been released yet” “It was during Mundi’s term as president of the union that in a meeting held on March 30 2011 decision was taken to recruit under directorial scale which is far less than technical scale We will ensure that it is rolled back Also it is in our term (2011-13) that mobile allowances which was rolled back by the board of management have been re-instated” Gill said On the other hand head of cycle group Harbans Mundi who was in power from 2007 to 2011 alleged that Rs 42 lakh issued for renovation of type 12 and type 14 quarters were not used “I got Rs 42 lakh released for renovation of employee quarters during my term Not even a single penny has been used for the purpose Where did it go” he asked He added that directorate scale decision was not taken in his term but Gill’s term “The letter for new recruitment under directorate scale came on Jan 14 2012 when they were in power How can they blame me” he said He added that his group will also support lab attendants and get their scales revised from 1900 to 2400 “It was our demand from 30 years that president of the union should be allowed to attend board of management meeting which we got passed and four months ago due to Mango group it again got cancelled” Mundi said Meanwhile Avtar Chand from Ladder group listed salaries on time pending arrears and lab attendants grade increase as their major agendas KK Sachdeva independent candidate with letterbox symbol said “We will ensure that women staff are not harassed during elections and are not given poll duties” For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBangalore | Published: March 31 2014 5:42 am Related News The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made no bones about his central nature in the campaign to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections accusing the Congress of worrying about him rather than the problems of the country He also made a veiled reference to efforts from multiple quarters to keep him at bay politically Addressing one of his two rallies in Karnataka on Sunday on the eve of the Ugadi festival in the state Modi put himself in the spotlight barely making a reference to the BJP’s two term MP from Belgaum Suresh Angadi whose campaign he came to bolster “Day and night I think of how to solve the problems in the country how to counter poverty how to control price rise how to meet the aspirations of youth and women I seek solutions for the country and they are trying to find a solution to me’’ Modi said “I say stop price rise they say stop Modi I say stop poverty they say stop Modi Their aim is to stop me my aim is to take the country forward’’ the Gujarat Chief Minister said In a veiled reference to opposition to his role as the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP from both within the BJP and from other political parties Modi said the entire political constellation was scared of the verdict the people of the country will deliver on May 16 “For the first time they have all united to keep Modi away from Delhi They don’t want the CM of a small state in the country to be in Delhi They are scared about where they will be when the results are out on May 16’’ Modi said The Gujarat CM announced that he proposes to bring back black money stashed away in foreign economies by Indian politicians and that he would use the money to reward citizens who have dutifully paid their taxes over the years “The honest must be rewarded the dishonest must pay up’’ he said Attacking Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for claiming to have a roadmap for the infrastructure needs of the country Modi said that he was not the kind of man to have a map for infrastructure only in his mind “If voted to power I will do my best to improve infrastructure No decisions will be taken with bad intent I come as a sevak I will work as a sevak’’ he said The Gujarat CM said that his campaign was building into a tsunami as predicted by him “Those who have looted the country will be finished in the tsunami This time people will pick them out and finish them’’ Modi roared The Gujarat CM also attacked the Congress and its vice president Rahul Gandhi whom he called “Shehzada’’ for reportedly calling Gujarat’s development credentials a bubble He accused the Congress of being unwilling to face questions on their achievements in tenure of a decade He compared the Congress answers to questions on their achievements as being replies to an eighth standard exam paper when the exam was demanding answers for a masters’ program “In a democracy the elections are like examinations Parties have to give answers for what they have done in power’’ Modi said Earlier speaking at a rally in the neighbouring Bijapur district Modi labelled the recently released Congress manifesto a “dhokha patra’’ or a fraud He also pilloried Rahul over the bubble remark by referring to a ranking given to Gujarat by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation which is headed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi “If you think the Gujarat model is a balloon I want to ask if you trust your mother The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation whose chairperson is your mother that foundation had declared Gujarat number one Do you see a balloon in your mother’s talk Does your mother also release balloons” Modi said Rahul had recently called the Modi lead BJP campaign a “new heavier balloon” filled with “gas” than the BJP’s campaigns in 2004 and 2009 “They (BJP) had made a balloon of ‘India Shining’ in 2004 and 2009 The people of India deflated it twice This time they have blown a new heavier balloon the Gujarat model balloon filled with gas which will burst again” Rahul had said “You your party and 18 CMs came to Gujarat in 2002 and spoke a balloon of lies that was not accepted by the people of Gujarat You did it in 2007 and in December 2012 but the people of Gujarat did not believe your lies They saw the development’’ Modi added For all the latest Bangalore News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ajay Khape | Published: June 17 2012 1:00 am Top News Planted over 15 yrs ago on hills to check soil erosion Time to uproot thembut PMC waiting for govt approval Over 15 years after it was planted on most of the city hills to check soil erosiongliricidia species of plant is now hampering the growth of local plant speciessays a study Environmentalists are demanding replacement of gliricidia with local species as its life span is nearing end and it is also not contributing anything to the ecology system The civic administration on its partthough well aware of the problemis awaiting the government nod before taking any action The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the forest department jointly look after the city hills reserved under Biodiversity Park (BDP) category Over 15 years agounder the drive undertaken to avoid soil erosiongliricidia species was planted in large numbers because of its soil retention quality Howeverafter 15 years their life is now considered to be over? in 1977. 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