Currently, there are about 80 lakh trucks in the country and nearly 13 lakh are National Permit (NP) ones. NP trucks run across states are. Different truckers associations had claimed that many drivers have abandoned their vehicles at dhabas or factory gates and now it's tough in many cases for drivers to reach the spot because of lockdown and with factories closed, the unloading is becoming a big issue.S P Singh of IFTRT, a think tank on transport issues said, “These welcome steps. However, everything hinges of the economic activities because of the prevailing situation. Factories are shut, warehouses are closed and distributors are not operating. So, how will there be generation of cargo? There are both supply and demand side issues. There is need for greater employment.” … [Read more...] about Insurance cover for truck drivers risking life during coronavirus to ensure essential supply?
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The lawyers suggest some categories that should be considered for release, “Prisoners and/or detained in other settings above 50 years of age, children in conflict with law detained at different settings, prisoners and/or detained in other settings with pre-existing health conditions, prisoners and/or detained in other settings with disability and mental illness, pregnant women and/or with children in prisons and/or detained in other settings, women prisoners and/or detained in other settings, category of convicts scheduled for early release.” … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Exempting certain category of prisoners not fair, say lawyers
However, a commercial cook from Mangalore who did not wish to be named, spoke in perfect English as he stood in line to board a truck arranged by PMC from Gogate Prashala in Narayan peth to go to Rajiv Gandhi e-learning school in Yerawada. “Some basic necessities and information should be provided. I live in Mangalore and have been working in Pune for 16 years now. I was here with lots of other people for work. Now, because of this disease, I cannot go home,” he said. … [Read more...] about Aiming to reach Karnataka on a truck, 45 labourers sent to shelter homes by Pune police
Mr. Sureshkumar has also been working with local authorities to spread awareness about Coronavirus, and hygiene measures. He has purchased over 5,000 masks to be given away to the public. “The pandemic has created a fear among people, but it is sad to see the safety norms being violated in many places. I hope the mask will remind the recipients to maintain appropriate personal distancing and cleanliness while interacting with others,” he said. … [Read more...] about He is just a call away for stranded truck drivers
“I am only concerned about my client and his statement to the court,” he says. “He said he was in the bus, driving the bus, but does not know anything of what took place. The prosecution has not said my client was part of the murder and rape or that he conspired with the other accused. So why should I look at conspiracy theories when the prosecution has accepted our claim?” … [Read more...] about Delhi rape: Defence lawyers blame Braveheart, her friend, and government