News UpdatesDelhi High Court Directs Centre To Respond On Fixing MRP Of Covid-19 Equipments To Fight Black Marketing Srishti Ojha12 May 2021 9:33 AMShare This – xUpon the submission of Mehra, a Division Bench of Justices Rekha Palli and Vipin Sanghi of the Delhi High Court today directed Adv. Sanjeev Sagar who was leading submissions on the issue, to prepare a 1-page note on black marketing & hoarding of Covid-19 equipments.The court also directed him to circulate the same for it to be taken up by the Delhi government counsels with various state Standing Counsels and Directors of Prosecution to sensitise the Public Prosecutors in district courts.Advertisement The bench further sought the status on the implementation of this direction to be placed before the Court on Monday.Sagar had also made submissions regarding hoarding and black marketing and what was happening in other courts and prayed for a specific mention to be made in the order to have a list of people who have been booked on these matters, responding to which, the bench had said, “We’ve already asked for the list. We’ll look into that aspect and issue notice.”Advertisement Amicus Sr. Adv. Rao agreed with Adv. Mr Sagar and said that there was enough scope with oxygen concentrators and that the court may have to lay down some principles as far as contempt jurisdiction is concerned. Further, Rao also suggested the regulation and fixing of MRPs of oxygen concentrators and other equipment necessary for treatment and management of Covid-19.The court allowed the Additional Standing Counsel for the Centre, Adv. Amit Mahajan time till tomorrow to report instructions on the issue.Advertisement Advertisement The bench said, “As early as June 29, 2020, the process of fixing of prices of imported and domestically manufactured oxygen concentrators was initiated, but it was left incomplete. It’s high time that MRPs of not only oxygen concentrators but other equipmenta required for Covid-19 should be fixed, so malpractices are stopped.”On converting IHBAS to Covid-19 facilityNoting that the matter was already pending consideration before a Single Judge bench and is pending for May 13, after hearing the matter at length the bench disposed of the application.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Referring to a letter by the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) itself requesting to be converted to a covid facility, Adv. Sanjay Ghose had submitted, “We’ve been able to survive this wave, but we have to be ready for the next one,” and urged for a decision to be taken on the matter.To this, Sr. Adv. Rahul Mehra for the Delhi government responded stating that, it had already been put to the government officers that atleast “patients with mental health issues be treated there itself.”Mehra further suggested that there were multiple blocks at IHBAS and atleast one of those could be converted.Ghose urged for IHBAS and the Health Ministry to sit together and decide.However, the court noted that directions had already been issued to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) to consider the matter and therefore this bench would not get into this again.Amicus Curiae in the matter, Sr. Adv. Rajshekhar Rao opined that, “As far as IHBAS is concerned the apprehension seems to be that we can take care of people suffering from neuro-psychiatric illness who have Covid-19” which was why the proposal seemed to have been made. However, he continued, “Their appears to be some reluctance, notwithstanding perhaps some place being available, to have it becoming general covid facility, primarily because of nature of patients.”Edited by Shreya AgarwalTagsDelhi High Court Covid-19 Equipments Black Marketing & Hoarding Delhi Government Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Comment Advertisement Frank Lampard delays final decision on Chelsea transfers until after FA Cup final Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 29 Jul 2020 11:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Advertisement Lampard will make a final decision after the FA Cup final (Picture: Getty)Frank Lampard will make a decision on sanctioning exits from Chelsea in the summer transfer window after the FA Cup final against Arsenal this weekend. It’s already been a hectic summer at Stamford Bridge, with Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner already coming through the door, and Chelsea bosses are showing no signs of slowing up. Ben Chilwell is heavily linked with a move to west London, while Kai Havertz is expected to further bolster Lampard’s attacking options next month. It seems likely that a goalkeeper will be pursued as well, with Lampard not convinced by Kepa Arrizabalaga, and a centre-back could also be on the cards – Declan Rice and Nathan Ake are thought to be targets. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSet for a massive summer splurge, Chelsea are hoping to raise funds by offloading players. However, Lampard is delaying any final decision on who should be sold until after the FA Cup final with Arsenal on Saturday, according to The Guardian. Havertz is expected to arrive (Picture: Getty)One of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri is expected to be a casualty, with a new left-back high on Lampard’s agenda. Jorginho is also thought to be on his way out, while Tammy Abraham’s future could be up in the air after Olivier Giroud held down the starting striker spot in the back end of this season and with Werner now part of the squad.Michy Batshuayi is tipped to move on after falling further down the pecking order following Werner’s arrival. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalLampard’s hopes of landing Rice have been boosted by West Ham’s poor financial situation amid the coronavirus crisis.The Hammers are hoping to sign QPR winger Eberechi Eze – who is also a target for Aston Villa and Crystal Palace – and could flog Rice to fund the deal.While manager David Moyes is determined to keep him, should Chelsea offer in the region of £65m, it’s likely Lampard will get his man. However, West Ham are not interested in a swap deal involving Batshuayi and Ross Barkley.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.
LNG engineer TechnipFMC saw its 2019 profit drop further into the red reporting a net loss of $2.4 billion, impacted by a $2.7 billion after-tax charge and credits. The company’s revenue jumped 6.8 percent from $12.5 billion in 2018 to $13.4 billion in 2019, TechnipFMC said in its report.Commenting on the year, TechnipFMC chairman and CEO, Doug Pferdehirt, said, “We achieved an unprecedented level of inbound in 2019, including over 50 percent order growth in Subsea. With this success, our backlog now stands at $24 billion, an increase of 67 percent versus 2018. Backlog grew across all segments, with Onshore/Offshore increasing almost 90 percent when compared to the prior year.”He said that the company reported an 80 percent rise in Onshore/Offshore inbound orders when compared to 2018, driven by more than $8 billion in LNG awards.Onshore/Offshore reported fourth-quarter revenue of $1.83 billion. Revenue increased 9.6 percent from the prior-year quarter, primarily driven by higher activity in Europe, Asia and North America as well as in its Process Technology business.Lower activity on Yamal LNG driven by continued progress towards project completion was partially offset by the ramp-up of Arctic LNG 2.Speaking of the future Pferdehirt added that the Onshore/Offshore business is expected to benefit from additional LNG projects that will be sanctioned in the near-to-intermediate-term despite current weakness in the commodity price.“The growth outlook for long-term demand requires this additional capacity,” he said.