“The union government is denying the rights of fishermen to live on their own land. They are facing serious difficulties in fishing due to arbitrary price hike of kerosene and diesel,” the Congress chief said.“The central government is not ready to interfere in the issues of fishermen imprisoned in Pakistan and Sri Lankan jails,” he added. He said when the Congress returns to power at the Centre, an independent fisheries ministry will be set up under a Cabinet Minister. India’s Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the Indian Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not doing anything with regard to fishermen jailed in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, IANS reported.Gandhi was addressing the first National Executive Committee meeting of the All India Fishermen Congress. He said Modi, who travels abroad frequently, has not raised imporatant issues concerning fishermen at international fora.“Lots of fishermen are imprisoned in foreign jails due to inadvertently crossing the international borders in the high water. Modi is instead only taking up issues of the corporates and multi-millionaires,” Gandhi added.“The Congress will bring ordinary and poor fishermen to the frontline of the political mainstream,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) Gandhi said the Congress would fight for the rights of fishermen in India.
Ricardo has announced that it will be the exclusive supplier of transmissions to Swift Engineering of California, for cars racing in the 2009 season of Japan’s Formula Nippon series. Design and development work is already in progress and the first transmissions for the Swift 017.n will be delivered in June. Commenting on the deal Casper van der Schoot, Swift Engineering program director said, ‘Ricardo has a proven track record in the highest echelons of motor sports and will be able to provide us with first rate products and support in this program. We are very excited about this new relationship and are looking forward to see the results when the 017.n first hits the track in the fall of this year.’ Ricardo director of high performance transmissions products, Mark Barge, added, ‘We are proud to have been nominated as transmission supplier for the next generation Formula Nippon chassis. This contract award further reinforces our growing reputation as the supplier of choice for leading motor sports customers in all parts of the world.’ Ricardo already supplies transmissions for Japan’s Super GT series as well as single make series including the World Series by Renault and Indy Pro Series. In May last year the FIA announced the appointment of Ricardo to provide technical support and advice on the development of future regulations in Formula One. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)