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Montreal.The casting of prince Charming is underway For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Published: June 14 2017 3:19 pm The Human Rights Watch report based on interviews with 42 workers at six sites says Russian authorities are not doing enough to crack down on employers who cheat workers out of wages including many migrants with little legal protection (Source: AP) Top News Workers building stadiums for next year’s World Cup in Russia have faced repeated abuses and routinely gone unpaid for several months according to a report by Human Rights Watch released on Wednesday At a stadium in Yekaterinburg some workers were required to work in temperatures of minus-25 degrees Celsius (minus-13 Fahrenheit) “without sufficient breaks for them to warm themselves” the report states “FIFA is essentially expecting us to take their word for it that their work has improved workers’ lives” Jane Buchanan the report’s author told The Associated Press “This is supposed to be the reformed FIFA moving away from secrecy and a lot of deals behind closed doors” At least 17 workers have died on World Cup construction sites according to Building and Wood Workers’ International a trade union Known deaths include workers killed in falls and the case of a worker from North Korea who died of a reported heart attack at the stadium in St Petersburg which will host the final of the Confederations Cup on July 2 as well as World Cup matches in 2018 The Confederations Cup is an eight-team event that begins on June 17 and is seen as a key test of Russia’s readiness for the World Cup In a letter to four Scandinavian soccer associations last month FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the governing body had “strong evidence” of North Koreans working at the St Petersburg site “FIFA is aware of and firmly condemns the often appalling labor conditions under which North Korean workers are employed in various countries around the world” Infantino said in the letter which was obtained by The Associated Press The Human Rights Watch report based on interviews with 42 workers at six sites says Russian authorities are not doing enough to crack down on employers who cheat workers out of wages including many migrants with little legal protection “They pay whenever they want however they want” one worker from Kyrgyzstan identified only as Alibek said in the report When workers demand full payment they can be punished or kicked off the job by employers the report says Similar complaints of wage theft were made by workers at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow the venue for the 2018 World Cup final in interviews last year with the AP Allegations of worker abuses were also common leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia “The lessons of Sochi haven’t been learned” Buchanan said “A lot of the same abuses persist” Human Rights Watch called on the Russian government to enact tougher and more frequent investigations of suspect employers and bring prosecutions against violators The group also accuses FIFA of not doing enough to speak out on workers’ issues and of operating a flawed inspection program of its own with only partial results made public FIFA defended its inspection program saying it had seen a sharp fall in “the number of issues” at Russian construction sites but didn’t specify a timeframe or the total number of incidents “FIFA is going beyond what any sports federation has done to date to identify and address issues related to human and labor rights” the global soccer body said in a statement “While incompliances with relevant labor standards continue to be found something to be expected in a project of this scale _ the overall message of exploitation on the construction sites portrayed by HRW does not correspond with FIFA’s assessment” Separately FIFA is also under pressure to safeguard workers’ rights in the 2022 World Cup host nation of Qatar where construction work is largely carried out by migrant workers who often have few legal rights “It does not bode well for Qatar” Buchanan said “Now’s the time for FIFA to pull this all together _ it’s not too late for Russia and they’re certainly well in advance of the games in Qatar _ to make really clear that their expectations are non-negotiable” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Milan | Updated: August 24 2016 1:10 pm AS Roma had drawn the first leg 1-1 with Porto but lost 0-3 at home (Source: Reuters) Top News AS Roma failed to reach the Champions League group stage after having two men sent off in a 3-0 defeat at home to Porto in the second leg of their playoff on Tuesday Roma had drawn the first leg 1-1 after Thomas Vermaelen was sent off and it was again made to pay for poor discipline as Daniele De Rossi was dismissed in the 39th minute and Emerson Palmieri followed him five minutes after halftime Despite the numerical disadvantage Roma pushed hard but could not cancel out Felipe Augusto’s early opener and two goals in as many minutes from Miguel Layun and Jesus Corona sealed matters “We had prepared for it well but we started badly” Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman said “We played one game in 10 and the other in nine It could be a mental problem because physically we are fine We knew what we had to do on the pitch but we didn’t do it We didn’t play well and I don’t know why” Though Roma tried to turn the game around Strootman pinpointed Layun’s strike as the definitive blow “Even with nine men we tried everything” he said “But when we went 2-0 down it was all over Now it’s difficult to get back up we are all angry But we have to think about the league because we have to do better No one is to blame we lost together” Monaco beat Villarreal 1-0 to advance to the 32-team group-stage draw in Monaco on Thursday following a 3-1 aggregate victory Celtic also squeezed through despite a 2-0 loss to Champions League newcomer Hapoel Beer Sheva after winning the first leg 5-2 There was no fairytale for Irish side Dundalk after a 1-1 draw at 10-man Legia Warsaw which progressed 3-1 on aggregate to reach the group stage for the first time in 21 years Ludogorets Razgrad drew 2-2 at Viktoria Plzen to advance 4-2 on aggregate Italian clubs have failed in the playoffs for five of the last six seasons typically leaving Serie A with only two representatives among Europe’s elite Roma was looking to end that streak but went behind after less than eight minutes as Felipe was left unmarked at the back post to head in Otavio’s free kick Roma’s chances of progressing diminished when De Rossi who was being played in defense was sent off for a rash tackle on Maxi Pereira Coach Luciano Spalletti took off Leandro Paredes to introduce Emerson but the Brazilian was also shown a straight red card for a horrendous challenge on Corona Roma upped the pressure but goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny gifted Porto its second of the night in the 73rd minute Caught out in no-man’s land on a Porto counterattack Layun rounded him far out from his goal before firing across into the empty net Corona scored the third moments later when he blasted past Szczesny at the near post Valencia was hoping to overturn a 2-1 first-leg defeat and ensure Spain once again had five teams in the group-stage draw But Monaco dominated and Fabinho scored from the spot after Mateo Musacchio handled the ball in the area Celtic had lost in the playoff round for the past two seasons and the perennial Scottish champion almost threw away the tie despite a commanding first-leg advantage Saidy Janko tripped Ovidiu Hoban to concede a penalty in the 15th minute although television replays indicated that the foul was outside the area Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon saved Maharan Radi’s spot-kick but swiftly went from hero to villain Six minutes later Gordon and defender Kieran Tierney got in each other’s way allowing Ben Sahar’s header to squeeze past them into the net Another defensive mix-up three minutes after the break this time between Gordon and Janko led to the ball spilling out of the goalkeeper’s hands and allowing Hoban a tap-in The blunder ensured a nervy 42 minutes for Celtic The losing teams go into the Europa League group stage For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: November 30 2015 1:50 am Related News While the Indian Railways has made cancellation of reserved tickets costlier a new decision makes the cancellation procedure much easier The commercial department of Indian Railways recently issued a circular which will enable cancellation of tickets booked from counters after the closure of Passenger Reservation System (PRS) at stations where there are no current reservation counters at eight stations in the Pune Division The decision will come into effect from December 1 2015 under which one existing Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) counter will be earmarked as UTS-cum-PRS facility where passengers will be granted refund “At smaller stations like Khadki and Miraj there’s no provision for current reservation counter after 8 pm for cancellation of tickets Passengers have to either travel to bigger stations or have to wait until the morning when the counters open From December 1 we will open UTS-cum-PRS facility at eight stations in the Pune Division” said Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Gaurav Jha The eight railway stations in Pune division are Khadki Miraj Chinchwad Sangli Satara Karad Talegaon and Kolhapur Officials said that when the passengers approach these UTS-cum-PRS counters for cancellation they will be asked to fill up a form providing their addresses and phone numbers The status of the cancellation and refund amount will be conveyed to them using the phone number “The new system will benefit a large segment of passengers as the facility of current reservation counter is available only at major stations” said Harsha Shah of Railway Pravasi Group “It will be most useful to senior citizens who are often not so well versed with the process of online booking” he added For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bibek Debroy | Published: July 7 2009 11:59 pm Related News Outside the Congress party and its alliesno one seems to like Pranab Mukherjees Budgetapart from those who gain from increases in personal income-tax exemption limits and elimination of surcharge This includes capital markets Such negative sentiments are based on unrealistic expectations If con is antithesis of proCongress is the antithesis of Progress For five years between 2004 and 2009UPA-I introduced no significant reforms and the economy chugged along at around 85 per cent That was before external financial crisis reduced real growth to 67 per cent in 2008-09 (Thats not quite what happenedthere was hike in interest rates too But one is talking about perceptions) Howeverdespite doing nothingthe UPA was voted back Thats vindication of the UPAs economic policiesa mandate for continuitystability and prosperity and inclusive growth (With the BJP imploding and regional parties complicating mattersthats not quite what happened But one is talking about perceptions again) The emphasis on agricultureNREGS (including Rs 100 a day entitlement)National Food SecurityBharat Nirmanempowerment of weaker sectionswelfare of minorities and Unorganised Workers Social Security Billwas therefore expected; perhaps even JNNURMRajiv Awas Yojana and NHDP This left-of-centre positioning shouldnt floor us Its the aam aadmi agenda Where will the resources come from Rare is the Indian who objects to deficits now Insteadthe prescription (including from industry) is deficits are fineas long as there is special dispensation and exemption for my sector Isnt that what the rest of the world is doing Not quitebecause the Indian concern is with revenue deficit (not fiscal deficit)that iscomposition of expenditure and off-budget items Deficits have costsboth through inflation and high interest rate regimes They stab you in the backnot in the front and somehow the former seems preferable If thats the casewhy are we now reacting adversely to a fiscal deficit of 68 per cent (share of GDP) and revenue deficit of 48 per cent in 2008-09 Figures may actually be higherdepending on what happens to GDP growth Typicallybudgets dont give figures on nominal (forget real) GDP projections They have to be worked out backwardsfrom deficit figures This is one of the first budgets that explicitly has a nominal GDP growth figure of 1005 per centprobably based on something like 7 per cent real growth and around 3 per cent inflation (as measured by GDP deflatornot CPI or WPI Howevernote that though the basket of commodities and weights are differentGDP deflator-based inflation has moved in tandem with WPI) Seven per cent real growth may seem optimisticbut isnt implausiblecertainly in the second half of 2009-10 So-called green shoots can be seen Yes68 per cent is badbut we knew numbers would be bad We knew FRBM had been diluted We knew state government contribution to deficit would increase to 4 per cent (as share of gross state domestic product) With off-budget items includedthis is perilous But this was known and there almost seemed to be a national consensus that deficits were a good thing So what are we upset about now Perhaps the fact that while disinvestment has been mentionedthere is no specific target and this could have been used to make numbers more respectable Insteadthere is a tribute to bank nationalisationand 51 per cent government equity retention in PSUs is mentioned We knew strategic sales were out We knew there would be minority (say 10 per cent) sales of equity and we also knew even this would run into a tangle There would be disputes about whether the timing was right and whether profit-making PSUs should be sold Having said thisis it tactically better to have a song and dance in the budget speech about disinvestment and take credit for numbers (which then runs into controversies) or do it quietly later (if at all possible) Pranab Mukherjee has probably been wise in opting for the latterincluding non-mention of auction of 3G spectrum Notwithstanding hubs in Tamil Nadu and West Bengalthere are the DMK and the Trinamool to reckon with Were we expecting big-bang reform announcementsas has often been the practice in budget speeches since 1991 The budget speech may then warrant 9/10 by the chambersbut these promises often amount to nothing Why mention FDI in telecom or civil aviation or opening up of pensions and insurance It is far better to leave petroleum product pricing (including targeting of subsidies) to the ministry of petroleum and natural gas or convergence to the ministry of rural development Having said thisthere is some attempt to target subsidiesnot so much through Unique Identification of India (we still dont know how this meshes with other cards like MNIC)but through nutrient-based fertiliser subsidies and PMAGY (Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana) The last can geographically target cross-subsidisation Howeverdo we mean villages where 50 per cent of the population is SC (as stated in the speech) or do we mean villages where 50 per cent is ST The background is a situation where we still cant agree on a definition of BPL (below poverty line)the rural development ministry believing it to be double the Planning Commissions figures The real reason most people are upset is because they expected exemptions and those arent therenot beyond extensions of some that already exist Exemptions and special dispensations are antithetical to a tax-reform agenda and in the elimination of FBT and CTTsurcharge removal for personal income taxation and investment-linked exemptions for companieswe do have movement towards standardisation and harmonisation How does one justify exemption for housing as opposed to health or education And if one wants GST from April 2010with a Central rate of 8 per centwe do need Central excise to increase and more service sectors brought in (such as legal consultancy) The deduction for electoral trusts is also the beginning of a good thing Some tax reform is indeed contingent on the 13th Finance Commission recommendations (Revenue neutrality of direct tax proposals seems dicey though) Finallyif employment exchanges are privatised (state governments permitting) that wouldnt be a bad idea either I am glad the Budget isnt flashy and spectacular It seems pedestrian But given the constraintsit isnt quite that I am glad capital markets and the chambers arent applauding It is the kind of Budget we deserved and it is also probably the kind of Budget thats good for the economy Despite public expenditure and the doubtful efficacy of Central universities in every statethere is nothing to kill green shoots The writer is a Delhi-based economist express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Updated: March 4 2016 10:20 am After penning a book on parenting actress Sonali Bendre says she might come up with anotherpiece but it will not be a fictional novel (Source: Varinder Chawla) Related News After penning a book on parenting actress Sonali Bendre says she might come up with another piece but it will not be a fictional novel The 41-year-old actress who was speaking at the success bash of her book “The Modern Gurukul – My Experiments with Parenting” says there are a couple of ideas which she will eventually turn into a book “I am very sure that I am not writing fiction But I don’t know what it is that I will write (next) To be honest there are a couple of ideas but just the thought of putting the time and discipline is putting me off” Sonali told reporters “I just finished my two shows this book has been there I will just hibernate for sometime and do nothing… May be something will fall into place because even this book was a compilation and it turned into something else” Sonali has a son named Ranveer with her husband- producer Goldie Behl The actress says even though they both belong to the film industry they do not treat Ranveer as a star kid Sonali with her friends Twinklw Khanna Anu Dewan (Source: Varinder Chawla) Asked what are the steps she takes to not let her child get the impression of being a star kid Sonali said “Goldie makes sure every time he is being clicked he says ‘it is because your mother is famous they are clicking your pictures you have to do something too’ “I tell my husband he is being harsh but he says it is not harsh it is correct He has to understand it is reflected glory” The “Sarfarosh” actress who took a sabbatical from movies after giving birth to her son in 2005 says she was a fearless individual who became fearful after becoming a mother “They are such horrifying things everyday we hear about some bombs going off in schools or roads and you constantly keep thinking that it could be my child too What is the world going to… “I come from a very middle class family with no connection to film industry I came out there never had a mentor or camp but had good friends I was fearless I think I became fearful when I turned a parent you start fearing for your child it changes you” Gayatri Joshi and Neelam at the book launch (Source: Varinder Chawla) Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis along with his banker-wife Amruta was also present at the event The actress turned an author last year with her book on parenting in which she shared her personal experiences of raising her son For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News Between now and April," The White House has provided no immediate evidence to back up its claims. who rocked racing when he opted to play hooky from Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday to tackle the 2. The study has been published online in Tobacco Control.s board of directors of ?Ahmedabad,regularly. Arjun Kapoor confirmed that Varun is his brother from another mother. had announced a plot for opener Fakhar Zaman and cash prizes of one million rupees each and smaller plots for other players.

"They do not trust any other ideology, president of the Eedu grama panchayat.if it doesn? He had declared a wealth of Rs 95. come back with the result, Manpreet Kaur stood eighth in Panjab University securing 80. she said here today. and killed more than 350 people, the Andheri East based firm that is working with the Mumbai Police on the recycling project.brutally beaten and tortured and mentally harassed by being confined alone? It said Sheru had died under mysterious circumstances For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News

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