TURIN, Italy (AP):Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio will miss the European Championship after injuring his knee while playing for Juventus yesterday.Marchisio was stretchered off in the 15th minute in visible pain after making a tackle. Tests revealed he has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.Juventus beat Palermo 4-0 to move nine points clear in Serie A, with five rounds remaining.”Just got back home,” Marchisio said later in a post on his Instagram account. “The news from the scan obviously hurts me, but these are the risks of our job. I have strength and so much desire to get back well and as soon as possible.”Meanwhile, inside of me there is great joy for this win. We’re ever closer to the great aim. Well done lads. Until the end, we never give up.”Juventus said Marchisio will be operated on “in the next few days”. It is not clear how long he will be out for, but it normally takes around four to six months to recover from such an injury.Italy kicks off its Euro 2016 campaign against Belgium on June 13. It also faces Sweden and Ireland in Group E.valuable playerMarchisio is a fundamental part of the Italy team. The 30-year-old midfielder has made 54 appearances for the Azzurri since his debut in 2009, scoring five goals.”It will be a huge loss,” Juventus and Italy team-mate Leonardo Bonucci said. “Claudio is a leader in this dressing room and that of the national team, apart from being a really great footballer.”Bonucci also wrote on his Instagram account: “An important victory, but there is nothing to celebrate. Today, we lost, for several months, an important player for Juve and the national team. Stay strong Marchisio. We will win for you and we’re expecting you (back) stronger than ever.”
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COPY LINKAD Loading … Close what is article 370? The provision was incorporated into the Constitution in 1954 by an order of the then President Rajendra Prasad on the advice of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cabinet.IANSEven as the new BJP government explores all options to bring an end to the brutal cage match taking place in Kashmir, with the setting up of a Delimitation Commission as one of the prongs available on the table to correct the regional disparity, it is actively taking a view on the contentious Article 35A which prevents mobility and greater integration with the Union of India.In its election manifesto for the hustings that concluded recently, the BJP laid bare its thought process on the sensitive issue. The manifesto said: “In the last few years, we have made all necessary efforts to ensure peace in Jammu and Kashmir through decisive actions and firm policy. We are committed to overcoming all obstacles that come in the way of development and provide adequate financial resources to all the regions of the state.”We reiterate our position since the time of the Jan Sangh to the abrogation of Article 370. We are committed to annulling Article 35A of the Constitution of India as the provision is discriminatory against non-permanent residents and women of Jammu and Kashmir. We believe that Article 35A is an obstacle in the development of the state. We will take all steps to ensure a safe and peaceful environment for all residents of the state. We will make all efforts to ensure the safe return of Kashmiri Pandits and we will provide financial assistance for the resettlement of refugees from West Pakistan, Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) and Chhamb.”It is believed that several Kashmir experts familiar with the ongoing drift in the Valley have been used as a sounding board on this issue on Wednesday. While the Narendra Modi government failed to submit an affidavit stating its position on Article 35A in the Supreme Court, where a bunch of PILs have been pending since August 2014, two successive Attorneys General — Mukul Rohatgi and K.K. Venugopal — had sought successive extensions until Governor’s rule was imposed in J&K in June 2018.What then is this Article 35A which has everyone in a state of frenzy. Does it impact Kashmir Nationalism in any way? It is a provision incorporated in the Constitution, giving the J&K Legislature the right to decide who all are “permanent residents” of the state and confer on them special rights and privileges in public sector jobs, acquisition of property in the State, scholarships and other public aid and welfare.The provision mandates that no act of the legislature coming under it can be challenged for violating the Constitution or any other law of the land.It was incorporated into the Constitution in 1954 by an order of the then President Rajendra Prasad on the advice of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cabinet. The controversial Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order of 1954 followed the 1952 Delhi Agreement entered into between Nehru and the then Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdullah, which extended Indian citizenship to the “state subjects” of Jammu and Kashmir.The Presidential Order was issued under Article 370 (1) (d) of the Constitution. This provision allows the President to make certain “exceptions and modifications” to the Constitution for the benefit of “state subjects” of Jammu and Kashmir. Ergo, Article 35A was added to the Constitution as a testimony of the special consideration the Indian government accorded to the “permanent residents” of Jammu and Kashmir.Significantly, the legislative or parliamentary route was bypassed with the Presidential Order which incorporated Article 35A into the Constitution. Article 368 (i) of the Constitution empowers only Parliament to amend the Constitution. Which begs the question whether this Presidential Order overwrote the Constitution?Since Article 35A was never debated and passed into law by Parliament, is it infructuous or null and void? A five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court in its March 1961 judgment in Puranlal Lakhanpal vs The President of India discusses the President’s powers under Article 370 to “modify” the Constitution. Though the court observes that the President may modify an existing provision in the Constitution under Article 370, the judgment is silent as to whether the President can, without the Parliament’s knowledge, introduce a new Article. This question thus remains open.A writ petition filed by NGO We the Citizens challenges the validity of both Article 35A and Article 370. It argues that four representatives from Kashmir were part of the Constituent Assembly involved in the drafting of the Constitution and the State of Jammu and Kashmir was never accorded any special status in the Constitution. Article 370 was only a “temporary provision” to help bring normality in Jammu and Kashmir and strengthen democracy in that state, it contends.The Constitution-makers did not intend Article 370 to be a tool to bring permanent amendments, like Article 35A, in the Constitution. The petition said Article 35A is against the “very spirit of oneness of India” as it creates a “class within a class of Indian citizens”. Restricting citizens from other states from getting employment or buying property within Jammu and Kashmir is a violation of fundamental rights under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution.In the long-running history over this disputed Article 35A, there have been many twists and turns. Moreover, it is well-known that Rohingya illegals secured PRCs in Mehbooba Mufti’s regime. In late November last year, the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik repealed the Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001, popularly known as the Roshni Act, because it had “failed to realise the desired objectives and there were also reports of misuse of some its provisions”.The Roshni Act envisaged the transfer of ownership rights of state land to its occupants, subject to the payment of a cost, as determined by the government. It was enacted by Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s government, and it set 1990 as the cutoff for encroachment on state land. The government’s target was to earn Rs 25,000 crore by transferring 20 lakh kanals of state land to existing occupants against payment at market rates.The government said the revenue generated would be spent on commissioning hydroelectric power projects, hence the name “Roshni”. The SAC has ordered the cancellation of all pending applications seeking vesting of ownership rights of state lands to their occupants. However, cases, where such rights have already been transferred, will hold.In 2005, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s PDP-Congress government relaxed the cutoff year to 2004. During the tenure of Ghulam Nabi Azad, who replaced Sayeed as Chief Minister under a three-year rotation agreement, the cutoff was relaxed further to 2007. The government also gave ownership rights of agricultural land to farmers occupying it for free, charging them only Rs 100 per kanal as a documentation fee.Powerful vested interest hijacked the scheme. In 2014, a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) estimated that against the targeted Rs 25,000 crore, only Rs 76 crore had been realised from the transfer of encroached land between 2007 and 2013, thus defeating the purpose of the legislation. The report blamed irregularities, including an arbitrary reduction in prices fixed by a standing committee, and said this was done to benefit politicians and affluent people.In February 2018, the PDP tried to unilaterally allow Gujjar-Bakarwal squatters on forest land to become de facto owners and ignored opposition from the BJP. In November 2018, the High Court restrained all beneficiaries of the Roshni scheme from selling or carrying out any other transaction in respect of the land transferred to them.A second petition filed by Jammu and Kashmir native Charu Wali Khanna has challenged Article 35A for protecting certain provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution, which restrict the basic right to property if a native woman marries a man not holding a permanent resident certificate. “Her children are denied a permanent resident certificate, thereby considering them illegitimate,” the petition said.
Hemanth MuddappaPR Handout”When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.” This Bengaluru boy brings life out of this quote, riding for passion he says.After meeting with a life threatening accident few years back on a motorcycle, doctors told Hemanth Muddappa will hardly be able to walk again, let alone ride a motorcycle.After 6 months of bed rest, here comes the champion riding his way out of this with flying colours. At this crucial time, his family and friends helped him see the light he was missing and making him join gym to fight his depression of two long years. Later he started a special body training and then there was no looking back.All his superbikes are built/tuned by Mantra Racing, a dream of all motorbike enthusiasts and aspiring riders.Hemant’s achievements are 2 times Indian National Superbike Drag Racing Champion 2017-2018, 2018-2019, Indian National Superbike Drag Racing Champion 2017/2018, Indian National Superbike Drag champion 2018/2019, Triple Champion.
More than 2,000 illegal migrant workers in Malaysia are facing deportation amid one of the largest crackdowns in recent years, with campaigners concerned this has forced immigrants into hiding and increased the risk of human trafficking.Saravana Kumar, the Immigration Department’s enforcement, investigation and prosecution chief, said the majority of those arrested are from Bangladesh and Indonesia, and entered the country with tourist visas and without proper work permits.Malaysia relies heavily on migrant workers from countries including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal for jobs shunned by the locals such as those on plantations and in construction.It has some two million registered migrant workers but also an equal number of undocumented ones.A senior immigration official said 2,309 undocumented workers have been arrested during mass raids across the country since 1 July in places like factories and restaurants.(They) will be investigated within 14 days and prosecuted before deportations take place, Saravana Kumar, the Immigration Department’s enforcement, investigation and prosecution chief, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Thursday.He said 52 employers were also picked up during these raids on suspicion of hiring undocumented workers.Activists, however, said most of the undocumented workers were victims of human trafficking and fraud, who have incurred massive debts after paying off recruitment agents in the hope of getting a job abroad to escape poverty at home.The onus is on the employers and agents to get the work permits. How do you expect migrant workers to do this when their hands are tied? said Aegile Fernandez, a director from Kuala Lumpur-based migrant rights group Tenaganita.unjust to arrest and handcuff them, then put them in detention centres and deport them. They have paid money to employers and agents to get permits but it is not done.Local media said some workers had left their dormitories during the raids and gone into hiding.Fernandez said these workers were at increased risk of human trafficking as some were now trying to leave the country.Kumar of the Immigration Department said authorities will find out whether those who are held are trafficking victims.Malaysia was upgraded to Tier 2 in the US State Department’s 2017 trafficking report last week from Tier 2 Watch list, meaning it was not fully complying with US standards shut but was making significant efforts to do so.Tier 3 is for the worst offenders of forced labor and trafficking while nations at Tier 1 are meeting US standards.In neighbouring Thailand, tens of thousands of migrant workers – most of them from Myanmar – have fled the country in recent days after new labour regulations aimed at regulating foreign workforce were introduced.
UN logoBangladesh has won three major elections in the United Nations this week.The elections were held on 26 April in New York at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN.With this victory, Bangladesh will now represent the Asia-Pacific Group to Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for four years (2019-2023), executive board of UNICEF for three years (2019-2021) and executive board of UN Women for three years (2019-2021), said the foreign ministry on Wednesday, reports UNB.In addition to Bangladesh, Malaysia has been elected as a member of CSW while India, Mongolia, Nepal and Saudi Arabia to the UN Women and Mongolia and Pakistan to the executive board of UNIECEF.Bangladesh attaches great importance to the work of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies.“Bangladesh’s presence at these key bodies will help highlight our national priorities, address emerging issues and new approaches affecting us as well as other developing countries at UN,” said the foreign ministry.“Our efforts in these key bodies are also expected to contribute to garner international cooperation and partnership for Bangladesh in realising sustainable development goals,” it said.In the recent past, Bangladesh was elected in many international elections, most notable among them are member to executive board of UNESCO (2017-2021), Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) (2017-2019), deputy member of International Labour Organization (ILO) governing body (2017-2020)and member of executive board of UN World Food Program (WFP) (2016-2018).
NarayanganjA fire that broke out at Chandmari slum in Fatulla early Monday gutted 72 shanties, reports UNB.According to Narayanganj fire service, the fire broke out in a jhut warehouse in the area around 4:00am and engulfed the adjoining shanties in the slum.On information, eight firefighting units rushed in and doused the fire around 8:15am, said Monzur Kader, officer-in-charge of Fatullah police station.However, there was no report of casualty in the fire.The origin of the fire could not be known yet.