Top StoriesCentre To Take Steps For Free Of Cost Repatriation Of Indians Unable To Meet Flight Fare : Kerala HC [Read Order] Sanya Talwar9 May 2020 9:35 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala on Friday observed that the Government of India must take adequate steps to ensure repatriation of those who are unable to meet the flight charges as applicable.”….it is pointed out that the Government of India may also take steps to ensure that those who are unable to meet the flight charges may be expatriated free of costs… we observe that in case,…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 High Court of Kerala on Friday observed that the Government of India must take adequate steps to ensure repatriation of those who are unable to meet the flight charges as applicable.”….it is pointed out that the Government of India may also take steps to ensure that those who are unable to meet the flight charges may be expatriated free of costs… we observe that in case, any expatriate expresses difficulty to pay flight charges and if it is found to be genuine, the embassy and missions of the Government of India may take steps in coordination with other non Government Organizations abroad for the transportation of such persons , If they have secured necessary registration with the appropriate authorities for their repatriation” – Kerala HC (Excerpt of Order)A Division bench of Justices Shaji P. Chaly & M.R. Anitha made various other observations while hearing a batch of petitions filed for purposes of issues surrounding Indian stranded abroad due to the lockdown.The Court also took note of the detailed report filed on behalf of the State Government in line with steps taken for cross-border evacuation of citizens stranded Abroad as well as the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) issued by the Centre for the said purpose.”it is clear that an action plan is prepared by the Government of India to repatriate the expatriates stranded in foreign countries consequent to the closure of the Indian Airports employing non-scheduled aircrafts and the ships belonging to the Indian Navy. The SOP issued by the Government of India would also make it clear that strict guidelines are issued by the Government of India with respect to the protocol to be followed by the expatriates and the respective State Governments” – Bench In light of the above, bench directed that as the GOI had derived a plan for expatriation of Indian Citizens only for the period between May 7 to May 13 as on date, plans for repatriation of the registered expatriates must be made. The Court also directed that the a statement in this regard also be submitted before the bench.Further to this, the issue of conflict between the SOP issued by the Central and State Governments with regard to quarantine (post completion of evacuation) also came up, wherein the Court considered it appropriate that the Petition(s) be taken up again for further statements of the Central and State Governments on May 12.It is also noteworthy to point out that the bench also took up the issue of the Fundamental Rights envisaged in the Constitution with respect to Article 19(1)(e) and reasonable restrictions laid down under clauses (5) and (6).Apropos, this the bench stated that even though the freedom of movement to reach the territory of India cannot be curbed by the State “ordinarily” and “normally” and that “Article 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees the citizens’ personal liberty to travel abroad and return to India”, it was concious of all the commotions that have occured to the emergent situtations that have arisen due to the pandemic.”We are also hopeful and confident that all possible steps would be taken hereafter also to alleviate their grievances, and further that the Centre and the State would work in tandem to achieve the aim of repatriation and the consequential actions” – BenchWith respect to the issue of deficiency in providing medical facilities to expatriates, the Central Government’s submissions were taken on record by the bench. These included facilities for transportation to hospitals, access to medical amenities as well as coordination with concerned authorities for purposes of securing necessary registration towards repatriation.Click Here To Download OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Image source: Allan H. Treman MarinaSealed bids for Cascadilla Creek Dredging in the City of Ithaca, NY, will be received by the Office of the City Controller until 2:00PM local time, Thursday, November 21, the New York State Government reports. In general, the project consists of the following:maintainence dredging of approximately 12,800 cubic yards of sediment from Cascadilla Creek between the Cayuga Waterfront Trail pedestrian bridge and the Cayuga Inlet;dewatering the dredged sediment on private land immediately adjacent to the segment of creek;disposing of dewatered sediment at upland sites as General Fill in accordance with a NYSDEC Beneficial Use Determination.“The contract documents may be inspected at the office of the City Superintendent of Public Works and the office of the Engineer,” said NYS Government in its announcement.“All bids must be made on the official bid forms, and be accompanied by a certified check or satisfactory bid bond, payable to the City of Ithaca, in the amount equal to 5% of the base bid.”According to their official announcement, the city reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality or technicality in any bid in the interest of the owner.
The 7th/8th Boys Basketball Tournament Batesville and St. Louis are co-hosting on Friday, December 27. St. Louis has hosted the tournament, which included 4 teams, for the last several years. This year, we are teaming up with Batesville to co-host the event. 6 schools are participating in all: St. Louis, Batesville, Connersville, Jennings Co., North Decatur, and Benjamin Rush. BMS will host the 7th grade tourney and SLS will host the 8th graders. It should be a great day of basketball at both locations!Please feel free to share this through your media outlets. Here’s some more basic info: Pool B Pool A Admission:§ Adults $5/entire day§ Students (5th grade and up) $3/entire day§ Family pass $15/entire day§ Tickets good for admission at both schools St. Louis Schedule (same schedule at both gyms): Jennings County Batesville North Decatur Game 1 (9:00) —Batesville vs. ConnersvilleGame 2 (10:05)—St. Louis vs. Ben RushGame 3 (11:10)—Connersville vs. Jennings Co.Game 4 (12:15)—Ben Rush vs. North Decatur Game 5 (1:20)—Batesville vs. Jennings Co.Game 6 (2:25)—St. Louis vs. North DecaturGame 7 (3:30)—Championship Game (Pool A winner vs. Pool B winner) Benjamin Rush (Rushville) Connersville Game times are approximate
Skipper Robbie Keane has paid tribute to the collective effort which carried the Republic of Ireland into the Euro 2016 finals. Martin O’Neill selected his 23 men for the play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina from an initial list of 39, and some of those who did make the cut as a result of injury, suspension or selection decisions had previously played significant roles. And so while it was Robbie Brady who claimed the headlines with his first-leg goal in Zenica on Friday and Jonathan Walters who was the hero of Monday’s 2-0 victory in the return, Keane was quick to praise all those who had contributed to qualification. Brady said: “I fancied it despite the 10 brutal ones I had before that. I knew I had to get one right. I’m just glad Jonny stuck with me. “We had a chat about where I wanted him to go when I was hitting it and he stuck with me, to be fair, and got on the end of it and put away the second goal excellently. “One out of 10 is not great, but when it means as much as that, I’ll take it all day.” Brady, 23, has emerged as one of the rising stars of the Ireland squad during the campaign and was thrilled to have been involved in their big night. He said: “It was just a special night. You grow up dreaming of these type of moments. It’s a bit of a cliche, but you really do. “This has always been my dream, to play in front of an Irish support as good as tonight. You don’t want to let anyone down and it would have been an awful shame with the results that we picked up to let everyone down. “I’m happy for everyone involved – bring on France!” Press Association The 35-year-old, who himself sat on the bench for the final two games of the campaign, said: “Full credit to the whole squad. “I’m very, very proud to be Irish and of the players who are here and the players who are not here also, the players who have contributed as well, the Shays [Given], the Stephen Quinns, Paul McShanes, people like that who have been here from the start. “It’s a shame they are not here tonight to celebrate.” Keane was one of the men who suffered the heartache of World Cup play-off defeat in France in 2009 when Thierry Henry’s handball cost the Republic dear. Six years on, it was they who got the benefit of a questionable decision when Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers harshly ruled that Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Ervin Zukanovic had handled Daryl Murphy’s cross, and in Keane’s absence, Walters duly obliged from the spot to send the Republic on their way. The LA Galaxy striker said: “Listen, we got lucky, certainly, with the penalty. In the first half, we didn’t create too many chances, but we kept going. But what we did at times, we did very, very well. “The lads up front – I thought Jonny Walters was great again, he got two goals he certainly deserved. He’s been fantastic in this whole campaign.” The tie remained in the melting pot – a Bosnia equaliser would have taken the game to extra-time at that point – until Walters volleyed home a second 20 minutes from time from Brady’s free-kick after the Norwich winger, who was once again employed at left-back, had failed to make the most of a series of earlier set-pieces.