SC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking For Declaration Of Country Of Origin Of Goods On E-Commerce Sites

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking For Declaration Of Country Of Origin Of Goods On E-Commerce Sites Radhika Roy24 July 2020 12:31 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea seeking for directions to the Centre to formulate a law in order to ensure that e-commerce sites and business houses declare the “country of origin” of goods so as to facilitate boycotting of Chinese products.A Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian heard the matter and proceeded…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea seeking for directions to the Centre to formulate a law in order to ensure that e-commerce sites and business houses declare the “country of origin” of goods so as to facilitate boycotting of Chinese products.A Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian heard the matter and proceeded to issue notice in the same. The plea, filed by Advocate Divya Jyoti Singh, came at the heels of the standoff between India and China at Galwan Valley which took place on June 15 and left multiple Indian soldiers dead. It submits that there is a need for the promulgation of a law which will compel e-commerce sites to declare the “country of origin” in a bid to deter consumers from purchasing Chinese products. “There is a wave flowing in the country for boycotting the Chinese products by non-disclosure of the ‘Country of Origin’ on the web-portals, these giant business houses/e-commerce portals are not only playing with patriotic feelings of the Indians, but are also proving fatal in the efforts of each and every citizen in boycotting the Chinese products and also are blocking the way in promoting the local manufacturers/brands as called for by our Prime Minister so that the country becomes self-reliant as is the need of the hour”. It has further been averred in the plea that there is also a need to amend Section 2(9) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, which stipulates that the a consumer has the right to be informed about the quality, quantity, potency, purity, standard and price of goods, products or services, as the case may be, so as to protect the consumer against unfair trade practices, to include the “Country of Origin” of the product as well. “One of the imperative rights of a consumer is that they should be aware of the Country of Origin of the product. It is one of the important points that the consumer uses to perceive the product quality as well.” The plea submits that as one can always locate the “made in country” label while purchasing a product from a physical store, e-commerce portals surreptitiously do not provide the same and there is no filer disclosing the “Country of Origin”. “As on today, when the entire country is united and standing together showing allegiance to the motherland, as an effect of the loss of lives of our soldiers owing to the India-Chinese conflict in the Ladakh region and thus are running a nationwide campaign pertaining to the boycott of all the Chinese products/applications like TikTok etc. through which China generates revenues”. In light of the above, the petition prays for directions to formulate a law which makes it mandatory for e-commerce portals like Amazon, FlipKart, Snapdeal etc. to disclose and display the Country of Origin for all goods sold in India in a manner which is legible for all consumers, or for the amendment of Section 2(9) of the CoPrA, 2019 to add that the consumer’s right shall also include the right of the consumer to know the “Country of Origin” on e-commerce portals. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Pogba ‘wants new Man Utd deal’ thanks to Bruno Fernandes

first_img Loading… Pogba was widely expected to leave Old Trafford before next season, having been continually linked with a move since last summer. Real Madrid and Pogba’s former club Juventus have frequently been credited with an interest in the France midfielder, who admitted last summer it would be “a dream” to ply his trade at the Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane.Advertisement Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has also helped fuel speculation, having criticised United over their handling of his client. Read Also:Solskjaer upbeat Pogba, Fernandes can play together at Man Utd However, Pogba has been impressed by the impact Fernandes has had on United since his £47million arrival from Sporting Lisbon in January. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Actors And Actresses Whose Careers Were Boosted By Soap OperasPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of Heterochromia10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Cars Of All Time Paul Pogba is reportedly ready to perform a U-turn and stay at Manchester United – because he wants to link up with Bruno Fernandes.last_img read more

The Latest: Minnesota cutting men’s track, gym, tennis teams

first_img Associated Press The Latest: Minnesota cutting men’s track, gym, tennis teams Washington laid off 16 employees and instituted furloughs or reductions in hours for another 35 employees as part of a second-round of cost-saving measures by the school.Washington said the 16 layoffs are a combination of vacant positions and some currently filled roles.Washington had previously announced salary reductions for some members of the athletic department and instituted furloughs for all athletic staff.“We have remained committed to maintaining all 22 of our programs and to providing a world-class education and athletic experience for our students,” Washington athletic director Jen Cohen said in a statement. “In order to fulfill this commitment we are having to make some challenging personnel decisions that impact long-standing and dedicated members of our department. The current pandemic continues to have a major impact on our entire country and we are not immune.”The layoffs and furloughs are part of Washington’s efforts to cut $28 million in expenses from its athletic budget due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The school is projecting a revenue shortfall of more than $50 million and that’s if a winter or spring football season is played. ___The president of Italian soccer club Napoli has tested positive for the coronavirus.The team says Aurelio De Laurentiis was positive following a test taken Wednesday.De Laurentiis attended a Serie A meeting in Milan on Wednesday that included representatives of each of the Italian league’s 20 clubs. He was also in contact with Napoli’s players and staff recently during the team’s preseason training camp in Castel di Sangro.It wasn’t immediately clear if Napoli’s entire squad would be placed in isolation as a precautionary measure. “For a single event where many are gathering, we felt this additional safety measure was beneficial,” Texas spokesman J.B Bird said.___Boston College has suspended activities for its men’s and women’s swimming and diving program after some team members tested positive for the coronavirus.School spokesman Jason Baum says in an email that the athletes who tested positive are in isolation. He declined to say how many team members had tested positive and whether they were on the men’s or women’s team.As of Thursday, there were 68 undergraduates in isolation, including 28 in isolation housing and 40 recovering at home. Fifteen students have recovered from the virus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Minnesota is dropping men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, gymnastics and tennis because of budget concerns brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.center_img ___The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP on Saturday night.Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test on Friday, the school said. The test will be free to students at a cost of about $90 per test to the university.Texas will allow about 18,000 fans to attend the game at a stadium that typically seats close to 100,000. The testing requirement doesn’t apply to the general public attending the game.Texas doesn’t require students to be tested before they attend classes, although most are taking classes online, and gatherings of 10 or more people are generally not allowed. Minnesota President Joan Gabel and athletic director Mark Coyle said Thursday that the athletic department is facing a projected loss of $75 in revenue for this fiscal year following the Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports.School officials said the elimination of the sports will be effective at the completion of their 2020-21 competition seasons, which the teams will play if “health and safety precautions allow.”The athletic department is eliminating eight other positions in addition to those that will be cut because of the four programs being discontinued. School officials said that’s part of a personnel cost-reduction that should save $1.3 million this fiscal year.The 10% salary reductions that Coyle, football coach P.J. Fleck, men’s volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon, men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko, men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino and women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen had accepted already will now be extended through the entire fiscal year. That is expected to save about $1.2 million.___ September 10, 2020 Napoli’s opening Serie A match is at Parma in 10 days and the team is scheduled to play Pescara and Sporting Lisbon in preseason friendlies on Friday and Sunday.___More AP sports: and read more

Lakers’ Julius Randle to watch opponents up close on next week’s trip

first_imgThe Lakers’ forward has become more concerned surrounding the minimal progress on his swollen left knee. Yet, he hardly knows what to expect when he receives a CT scan on Monday. Neither do the Lakers. “He’s progressing, but he’s just (healing) so slow and they don’t understand why,” Scott said, referring to the Lakers’ training staff. “He still has swelling and still has pain in there.” Young missed Sunday’s game against Atlanta at Staples Center, marking the 10th consecutive contest he sat out because of his latest injury. He also will not travel with the Lakers for Monday’s game in Golden State. Will Young’s latest medical exam determine if he will return at all this season?“I think so,” Scott said. “We’ll go from there and formulate a game plan if there is a chance he returns. If not, we’ll just try to get him as much rest and treatment as possible.” Young has averaged 13.4 points on a career-low 36.6-percent shooting clip, a mark that dipped in January (32.2 percent) and February (32.4 percent). Lineup switchScott plans to start Lakers guard Jeremy Lin over rookie Jordan Clarkson for the last 10 games of the season for evaluation purposes. Scott also plans to start Ryan Kelly at power forward at some point after spending most of the season playing at small forward. “I don’t think it’s a wasted year,” Scott said. “It’s a wasted year as far as him not being able to play on a consistent basis. But he still can learn by watching and observing what players are doing, especially guys he will be guarding in the near future. It will be good to watch them play and learn as much as he can from them.” The Lakers cleared Randle last week to rehab his leg in weight-bearing exercises. He also has completed light shooting sessions. Scott said Randle also will travel with the Lakers next week, including stops in Oklahoma City (March 24), Minnesota (March 25), Toronto (March 27), Brooklyn (March 29) and Philadelphia (March 30). “You could see he was a pretty sharp kid, had a good basketball IQ, picked things up quickly and asked very good questions,” Scott said of Randle during training camp. “I don’t think the learning curve will take a long time. It’s just a matter of getting back into the swing of things.” Young updateThe stoic expression on Nick Young’s face told the whole story. In an alternate universe, Julius Randle could have prepared this week to help the University of Kentucky maintain its undefeated streak entering the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. But Randle left following his freshman year for understandable reasons after posting a nation-leading 40 double-doubles. But five months after the Lakers selected him with the seventh overall draft pick, Randle suffered a season-ending right leg injury in the 2014-15 season opener.“This year would have been great for him to get as much playing time as possible,” Scott said of Randle. “It’s kind of a wasted year for him.”Scott clarified moments later. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more