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House builders ‘should drop appalling gagging orders’

House builders ‘should drop appalling gagging orders’

Business
James ThomasHouse builders that carry out repairs on newly built homes need to be more open about what work has been required, according to the chairman of Parliament's Housing Committee.Some home owners say they were asked to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) as a condition of repairs being done.The practice was "appalling" Clive Betts MP told Radio 4's Money Box programme.The Home Builders Federation said NDAs were "not widely used" by developers.Mr Betts said housebuilders should be obliged to inform home owners when systematic defects were identified that might affect their property, which he said would be normal practice in other areas."If this kind of thing happens in the car industry for example, car companies have to tell their customers, issue a recall, and get the problem fix...
The Latest: Britain orders quarantine for many travelers

The Latest: Britain orders quarantine for many travelers

Health
LONDON — People arriving in Britain must quarantine in hotels starting Monday as the government tries to prevent new variants of the coronavirus derailing its fast-moving vaccination drive.On Sunday the government reached its goal of giving the first of two doses of vaccine to 15 million of the most vulnerable people, including health care workers and over-70s.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the vaccination drive is now being extended to people over 65 and those with underlying health conditions.Health officials are concerned that vaccines may not work as well on some new strains of the virus, including one first identified in South Africa.People arriving in England from 33 high-risk countries must stay in quarantine hotels for 10 days at their own expense. In Scotland the rule applies ...

Insurers did not follow 20% orders of ombudsman

Finance
(This story originally appeared in on Feb 13, 2021)Mumbai: Justice for insurance claimants takes a long time coming ever after winning an award from the ombudsman. A response to an activist’s query under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has shown that one in five awards announced by the insurance ombudsmen was pending at the end of FY20. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has said that it has not taken any disciplinary action against any insurance company so far for not complying with the order of the ombudsman. The RTI query was filed by Jeetendra Ghadge, who took an interest in the matter after his own experience with the ombudsman. He managed to get his order implemented within two months with help from the ombudsman’s office, but was surprised to se...
Facebook’s Oversight Board orders takedowns restored

Facebook’s Oversight Board orders takedowns restored

Technology
NurPhotoFacebook's Oversight Board has made its first rulings about content, deciding four out of five of the removed posts referred to it have to be restored.The board was set up to hear appeals from users about content they felt had been unfairly taken down - as well as cases referred by Facebook itself.The five posts covered a range of issues, including hate speech, nudity, misinformation and violence.The takedown the panel upheld was for a "demeaning slur" against Azerbaijanis.This post had been correctly removed for using a term of disdain "meant to dehumanise" the Azerbaijani people, the board ruled.But it also found:a comment that seemed derogatory to Muslims - in a post from a user in Myanmar, removed for breaking hate-speech rules - was not, when taken in contextan alleged quote f...
Ugandan court orders military and police to leave Bobi Wine’s property

Ugandan court orders military and police to leave Bobi Wine’s property

World
A Ugandan court has ordered security forces to stop surrounding the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine, who says he has been held under house arrest since the country's presidential elections.Ugandan authorities have said Mr Wine can only leave his home on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala, under military escort, because they fear his presence in public could incite rioting. But the judge said in his ruling that Mr Wine's home is not a proper detention facility and noted that authorities should criminally charge him if he threatens public order.Mr Wine's lawyer George Musisi told the Reuters news agency: "The judge ordered that the state and its agenciesshould immediately vacate his property and his right to personal liberty should immediately be reinstated."Incumbent Yoweri Museveni,...