New Delhi: A court here on Monday issued summons to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a defamation complaint against them filed by BJP leader Vijendra Gupta. The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court has asked them to appear before it on July 16.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that the no confidence motion should be a “confidence motion” as Perera had fulfilled his duties in his Ministry successfully.Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that there was a division in the opposition as all the opposition political parties did not support the motion. The no confidence motion against Foreign Employment Minister Dilan Perera was defeated in Parliament today.The motion moved by the opposition UNP had only 32 votes in favor and 136 against it. The motion was moved in light of the government failing to secure the release of Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek who was executed in Saudi Arabia. Speaking during the debate on the no confidence motion, the government said that the Minister had the full backing of the government.
“Although the world has made tremendous progress since 1989 to see that children’s rights are universally accepted and realized, we are not there yet,” Executive Director Carol Bellamy said in a message on the fourteenth anniversary of the international adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.”Children are still forced to serve as soldiers, children orphaned by AIDS are abandoned by society, millions of children die from preventable diseases – as do their mothers. The rights of these marginalized and forgotten children need to be our highest priority if we really want to achieve the social and economic goals we’ve set.”The goals she referred to were the Millennium Development Goals adopted at a UN summit in 2000. They are quantifiable targets designed to end extreme poverty and hunger, give all children a good, basic education, empower women, combat several serious diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development.”The generation of children being born today are the ones who need us to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves,” she said.Among UNICEF’s efforts to reach the goals are helping governments to provide an expanded set of immunizations against childhood diseases, ensure that all children get a quality basic education, raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, protect children from abuse and discrimination and provide survival services, Ms. Bellamy said.