Controversial Rajasthan bill sent to Assembly select committee

first_imgRajasthan tables Criminal Laws Amendment Bill amid uproar  The move has been severely criticised by the Congress and the National People’s Party (NPP) and senior BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari. The Editors Guild of India too opposed the “harmful ordinance” and demanded its withdrawal.On Tuesday, Mr. Tiwari protested when he was not allowed to raise a point of order. He objected to Speaker Kailash Meghwal giving permission to the Home Minister for giving his statement during Question Hour.  At the beginning of Question Hour on Tuesday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje held a meeting of Ministers on Monday night to discuss the Bill and that the Home Minister would apprise the House of the development.The Home Minister said that prior approval of the President was sought before introducing the ordinance in September.On Monday, Independent MLA Manik Chand Surana raised the point that no approval of the President was attached with the Bill. As the Opposition MLAs rushed into the well of the House demanding withdrawal of the Bill, Mr. Kataria said the government would consider the suggestions put forward by the members. He then moved a proposal to refer it to the select committee. The proposal was passed by the Assembly. The select committee was asked to submit a report in the next session.The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, seeks to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the State from being investigated for on-duty action, without government sanction. It also bars the media from reporting on such accusations till the sanction to proceed with the probe is given by the government.Also Read Rajasthan Criminal Law Bill will check motivated complaints: Prasad Facing flak from various quarters, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday referred a controversial bill that seeks to protect public servants and judges from prosecution without its prior sanction to a select committee of the Assembly.Amid an uproar from the Opposition Congress, the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill was tabled in the Assembly by Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria on Monday to replace an ordinance promulgated on September 7.Also Readlast_img read more

Rep Lightner Michigan nofault reform signed into law

first_img Historic car insurance reform supported by Rep. Sarah Lightner was signed into state law today, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers once the law is officially enacted.The reforms – approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor – give drivers options on personal injury protection coverage, combat fraudulent claims and stop price gouging on medical services for car accident victims. Once enacted, many Michigan families will see significant savings each year as a result.Michigan has had the most expensive car insurance in the nation largely due to the mandated unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance, with no corresponding cap on what medical providers may charge accident victims. The revised law will provide more affordable options for motorists while allowing those who currently use the unlimited coverage to keep it, as well as those who want it in the future to continue buying it.“I have heard many concerns from people about reducing car insurance rates, and this solution will help bring down the extraordinarily high cost to drive in Michigan,” said Lightner, of Springport. “This long overdue reform will guarantee savings for Michigan drivers, finally delivering the rate relief they deserve.”Beginning in July 2020, many drivers will be able to opt out of personal injury protection altogether, including seniors with retiree health coverage such as Medicare and those with health insurance policies that cover car accident-related injuries. Others will be able to continue with unlimited coverage or choose PIP limits of $250,000 or $500,000. A $50,000 option will be available for drivers on Medicaid.Other reforms include:·       Eliminating non-driving factors in rate setting, such as ZIP codes, home ownership and educational level.·       Establishing an anti-fraud unit that will help crack down on those abusing the system.·       Implementing a fee schedule, phased in over three years for medical providers, reining in runaway costs that result from medical care providers charging far more to treat car accident victims than other patients.·       Transparency and accountability within the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association Fund, providing that drivers see rebates if the fund is seeing large surpluses.##### Categories: Lightner News 30May Rep. Lightner: Michigan no-fault reform signed into lawlast_img read more

DTVKit is exhibiting at IBC on stand 4A61c

first_imgDTVKit is exhibiting at IBC on stand 4.A61c Taiwan-based set-top manufacturer Tatung Technology has joined UK-based not-for-profit DVB software stack organisation DTVKit to expand its DVB product range into the European market. DTVKit provides the core building blocks of a broadcast DVB stack royalty free. Tatung provides a wide range of digital TV CPE devices, including video gateways, set-top boxes, wireless devices, content delivery OTT and multiple screen solutions.Tatung’s collaboration with DTVKit is to develop a series of set-top box products, from H.264/1080p60 entry zapper to premium Ultra HD HEVC/4Kp60 gateway, for the delivery of MHEG and HbbTV solutions, in conjunction with IP, satellite, cable and terrestrial DVB services. Beyond its offering, this new development uses the latest software components from DTVKit and will be built on top of Tatung’s STB software platform including Linux/HTML5 Browser, Android and the latest RDK2.0 software.“We are very pleased that [Tatung] has joined DTVKit,” said Amy Cleary, Marketing and Operations Manager at DTVKit. “[Tatung] is an innovative and well respected manufacturer in the digital TV industry and we look forward to their contribution to the foundation on accelerating time to market for new products in this ever evolving market.”Luke Dang, president of Tatung said, “This collaboration allows [Tatung] to offer a mature technology platform to the rapidly growing Digital TV markets that are undergoing the next wave of deployments. DTVKit’s reliable DVB software stack compliments [Tatung’s] existing solution perfectly, and is essential to new product development and faster delivery to our customers.”last_img read more