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Article 370 is antiwomen antiDalit antidevelopment says Amit Shah

first_imgNew Delhi: Parliament Kashmir issue LIVE updates: Home Minister Amit Shah also put forth a statement informing that Ladakh will now be given the status of Union Territory, while Jammu and Kashmir will be a separate Union Territory.Amid the confusion over the deployment of security forces and the imposition of Section 144 in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah scrapped Article 370 on the floor of Rajya Sabha Monday. “Not all provisions of Article 370 will be applicable in Kashmir,” he said. The proposal evoked massive protest from the Opposition which asked the Union government to roll back the order. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAlong with this proposal, the Home Minister also put forth a statement informing that Ladakh will now be given the status of Union Territory, while Jammu and Kashmir will be a separate Union Territory.Late Sunday night, mainstream party leaders – NC leaders Omar and Farooq Abdullah, and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, among others – were placed under house arrest and mobile, broadband internet and cable TV services were entirely shut down.(Inputs from The Indian Express)last_img read more

Global Cinema Film Festival 2019 flagged off in Siliguri

first_imgDarjeeling: The Global Cinema Film Festival 2019 was flagged off in Siliguri. Along with providing cine-goers of this region a taste of world cinema, the festival is also aimed at promoting North Bengal as a shooting destination.The Film Federation of India (FFI), in association with the state Tourism department, is organising the festival from August 21 to 25. 36 feature films and 24 short films in more than 22 languages from this region, Bangladesh and Nepal are being showcased in the festival. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”We extend our gratitude to the FFI for choosing Siliguri as the venue for this festival. We will be visiting the places in North Bengal which can be promoted as film destinations,” stated Tourism minister Goutam Deb at the inauguration function on Wednesday. “With the digital arena, the whole concept of film and film making has changed. It has opened up many new avenues. We have to take full advantage of this,” said state minister and noted theatre personality Bratya Basu. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayBollywood and Tollywood stars including Randhir Kapoor, Rituparna Sengupta, Mahima Chaudhury, Swastika Mukherjee and Arindam Sil were present at the inauguration ceremony. The films are being screened in Dinabandhu Mancha in Siliguri, Rabindrabhavan in Shaktigarh and in New Cinema. A fashion show was also held on Thursday, featuring top designers from this region and top models from India, Bangladesh and Nepal.last_img read more

Financial incentive for Quebec surgeons to get to work on time

first_imgQUEBEC – Quebec’s health minister says he is “scandalized” that surgeons and anesthesiologists get bonuses just for arriving at work by 8 o’clock in the morning.But Gaetan Barrette said Friday he can’t do anything about the policy because the money comes out of an overall budget and that it is up to doctors to determine how it is spent.Ironically, Barrette was head of the federation representing specialist doctors in 2010 when the deal was struck.Le Journal de Montreal reported Friday the province’s surgeons and anesthesiologists shared $86.1 million over the past three years for getting to work on time in the morning and staying later in the afternoon.That translates into an average of more than $19,500 a year for anesthesiologists and more than $7,500 for surgeons — or $105 a shot for morning duty.The practice also extends to surgeries that occur between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. when there is a bonus of $84 an hour, the newspaper said.The bonuses are aimed at ensuring operating rooms are up and running early in the morning.“I was scandalized when I was on the other side (with the doctors’ federation) and I’m still scandalized,’ Barrette said, adding that many of his former colleagues are driven by money.A member of the opposition Coalition party asked Barrette whether he was going to eliminate the bonus.“This morning, there are hundreds of thousands of workers who arrived at work on time or ahead of time and who will not receive a bonus for their punctuality,” Francois Paradis said in the legislature.“Because it’s normal to arrive on time.”But Barrette said the money comes out of the overall pot that is determined between the government and the respective medical groups and that the latter decide how the money will be spent.Jean-Francois Courval, the head of the federation that represents the province’s anesthesiologists, said the incentive to get in by 8 a.m., as well as to stay beyond 3 p.m., had led to a spike in the number of operations.last_img read more

Appeal Court to rule on Saskatchewans court challenge of federal carbon tax

first_imgREGINA — Saskatchewan’s Court of Appeal is to make the first ruling in Canada on whether a federally imposed carbon tax is constitutional.The Saskatchewan Party government filed a legal challenge of Ottawa’s levy that came into effect April 1 in provinces without a carbon price of their own.Over a two-day hearing in February, Saskatchewan argued that the question isn’t one of climate change, but rather the division of power.It argued a carbon tax is unconstitutional because it’s not applied evenly across the country and erodes the sovereignty of provincial jurisdiction.The federal government said it has the power to put a price on pollution, because greenhouse gas emissions are a national concern.Premier Scott Moe believes a carbon tax hurts his province economically and has said he plans to appeal if the court upholds the validity of the tax.“It’s the first word, it’s not necessarily the last word,” Dwight Newman, a University of Saskatchewan law professor, said of Friday’s ruling.He said the decision will serve as “persuasive authority” that will be closely examined by other provinces waging their own legal battles against the federal tax.Manitoba, New Brunswick and Ontario all became subject to a carbon price last month.Manitoba recently filed papers in Federal Court for its challenge, while Ontario was in court last month to argue its case and is waiting for the outcome.“If they (Saskatchewan Appeal Court justices) write a persuasive judgment it could impact on how other courts decide the matter,” suggested Newman.“Of course, both sides could learn from the arguments made in this one — and how they fared — and even make adjustments in the other cases.”New Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has promised he will scrap the carbon tax the former NDP government brought in and also fight in court if Ottawa tries to impose a national tax on his province.Newman notes that given the complexity of the case, Saskatchewan’s Appeal Court arrived at a decision “surprisingly quick.”Sixteen groups — including the attorney generals of British Columbia, Ontario and New Brunswick — intervened in the court case on both sides of the debate.The federal government’s carbon price starts at a minimum of $20 a tonne and is to rise $10 each year until 2022.Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Presslast_img read more