“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.
Natural gas giant Encana Corp. says its President & CEO is retiring after 35 years at the company.Randy Eresman’s departure from the top job is effective immediately, but he’s agreed to stay on the board in an advisory role until the end of February.Eresman says the company is in good shape and it’s the right time for him to hand the leadership over to someone else.Clayton Woitas has been appointed CEO on an interim basis while the board searches for a permanent replacement.Woitas is a director on Encana’s board and chief executive of Range Royalty Management Ltd.Encana spun off its oil assets into Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) about three years ago, meaning it is almost entirely focused on natural gas.Since then, low gas prices have made it particularly tough on Encana, which has been selling assets and inking joint-venture partnerships in order to shore up its finances. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jan 11, 2013 4:21 pm MDT Encana President & CEO retires