Government should be careful, must not stereotype victims of violence: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday urged the Narendra Modi government to be “careful” on the issue of Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar and “not stereotype or identify hapless victims of violence with insurgency and terrorism”. Reacting to UN Human Rights chief criticising India over deportation of Rohingyas, the opposition party also warned the government that it …

Government should be careful, must not stereotype victims of violence: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday urged the Narendra Modi government to be “careful” on the issue of Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar and “not stereotype or identify hapless victims of violence with insurgency and terrorism”. Reacting to UN Human Rights chief criticising India over deportation of Rohingyas, the opposition party also warned the government that it …

Meghalaya Police arrests six foreigners, Indian woman in cyber fraud case

Meghalaya Police’s Cyber Crime wing personnel on Tuesday arrested six foreign nationals and an Indian woman on charges of a cyber-fraud case from different locations in New Delhi, an officer said. “We have arrested seven people including five Nigerians and a Equatorial Guinean national in connection with a cyber-fraud case for duping one person of …

Mamata calls for shutdown withdrawal, permanent solution to hill problem (Lead)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday stressed on finding a permanent solution to the crisis in the state’s northern hills and announced sops for various sections of the people during a meeting with parties from the region here. Describing the meeting held at the state’s northern secretariat Uttarkanya as ‘positive’, she called for …

Bandhan Bank appoints lead managers for proposed IPO

Bandhan Bank on Tuesday said it has appointed five lead managers, including Goldman Sachs Group and JPMorgan Chase, to manage its proposed initial public offer (IPO). “The bank’s board has decided to appoint Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase and Co, Axis Bank, JM Financial, and Kotak Mahindra Bank as lead managers to manage its …

Over 1 lakh directors of shell companies to be disqualified

Over 1.06 lakh directors have been identified for disqualification because of association with shell companies, the government announced on Tuesday. “The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has identified 1,06,578 Directors for disqualification under Section 164(2)(a) of the Companies Act, 2013 as on September 12, 2017,” an official statement said here. This follows the recent cancellation of …

Tata Motors launches Tiago Wizz hatchback

Tata Motors on Tuesday launched its limited-edition “Tiago Wizz” hatchback. According to the company, the new edition is priced at Rs 4.52 lakh for the petrol version and Rs 5.30 lakh for the diesel variant (ex-showroom Delhi), inclusive of the accessory kit. Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said: “With nine exciting …

Tata Motors Group’s August global wholesales up 9%

Tata Motors Group on Tuesday reported nine per cent rise in its global wholesales, including that of Jaguar Land Rover for August 2017. According to Tata Motors Group, its global wholesales during the month under review rose to 94,210 units over August 2016. “Global wholesales of all Tata Motors’ commercial vehicles and Tata Daewoo range …

Pope urges world leaders to work together for humanity

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on leaders around the world to “set aside partisan and ideological interests” for the good of humankind. “I encourage world leaders to set aside partisan and ideological interests and seek together the common good of all humanity,” Francis tweeted. The Pope’s nine-language @pontifex Twitter account has close to 34 million …

Pope urges world leaders to work together for humanity

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on leaders around the world to “set aside partisan and ideological interests” for the good of humankind. “I encourage world leaders to set aside partisan and ideological interests and seek together the common good of all humanity,” Francis tweeted. The Pope’s nine-language @pontifex Twitter account has close to 34 million …

Help Rohingyas ‘regardless of politics’, says UN about India’s policy

US Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants Rohingya refugees helped “regardless of politics,” his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday in reply to a question about India’s policy on those fleeing Myanmar. Dujarric said that the reports about Rohingya’s plight and pictures of them fleeing were heart-rending and these are very vulnerable people and deserved to be helped. …

Help Rohingyas ‘regardless of politics’, says UN about India’s policy

US Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants Rohingya refugees helped “regardless of politics,” his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday in reply to a question about India’s policy on those fleeing Myanmar. Dujarric said that the reports about Rohingya’s plight and pictures of them fleeing were heart-rending and these are very vulnerable people and deserved to be helped. …

You can’t have a top league sans lifeline clubs of India: IFA

A day ahead of a meeting of officials of world football’s governing body FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) here, Utpal Ganguli, Secretary of the Indian Football Association (IFA), West Bengal’s parent football body, said the major point of discussion would be to safeguard the interests of heritage clubs when one league is conducted. …

You can’t have a top league sans lifeline clubs of India: IFA

A day ahead of a meeting of officials of world football’s governing body FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) here, Utpal Ganguli, Secretary of the Indian Football Association (IFA), West Bengal’s parent football body, said the major point of discussion would be to safeguard the interests of heritage clubs when one league is conducted. …

Jailed Mafia godfather’s family slapped with local trash tax arrears

Government officials in the Sicilian mafia stronghold of Corleone are seeking three years of unpaid garbage taxes from jailed mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina’s family, said media reports. Corleone’s town council has been dissolved for alleged mafia infiltration and Riina’s next of kin have refused to sign for the 1,000 euro trash bill which …

Jailed Mafia godfather’s family slapped with local trash tax arrears

Government officials in the Sicilian mafia stronghold of Corleone are seeking three years of unpaid garbage taxes from jailed mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina’s family, said media reports. Corleone’s town council has been dissolved for alleged mafia infiltration and Riina’s next of kin have refused to sign for the 1,000 euro trash bill which …

Four Nigerians accused of human trafficking, slavery arrested in Italy

Police in the northern Italian city of Trento on Tuesday arrested four Nigerians suspected of trafficking young women into forced prostitution. The four Nigerians face charges of human trafficking, enslavement and abetting illegal immigration, police said. The four, all of whom are asylum-seekers were part of a gang that operated in the northern cities of …

Four Nigerians accused of human trafficking, slavery arrested in Italy

Police in the northern Italian city of Trento on Tuesday arrested four Nigerians suspected of trafficking young women into forced prostitution. The four Nigerians face charges of human trafficking, enslavement and abetting illegal immigration, police said. The four, all of whom are asylum-seekers were part of a gang that operated in the northern cities of …

Real Madrid’s coach says getting Ronaldo back is a relief

Real Madrid chief coach Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday said the return of Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo after serving a ban gives the squad confidence as the record European football champions begin their UEFA Champions League title defence against Apoel. Ronaldo had been handed a domestic five-match ban after pushing a referee during the Spanish Super …

Real Madrid’s coach says getting Ronaldo back is a relief

Real Madrid chief coach Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday said the return of Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo after serving a ban gives the squad confidence as the record European football champions begin their UEFA Champions League title defence against Apoel. Ronaldo had been handed a domestic five-match ban after pushing a referee during the Spanish Super …

India slams UNHRC criticism of Rohingya issue as ‘tendentious’, inaccurate

India on Tuesday strongly rebutted criticism by the United Nations Human Rights Council of its handling of the issue of Rohingya Muslims, saying it was based on selective and inaccurate reports and stressed that like other nations, New Delhi too is concerned about illegal migrants as they could pose security challenges. “Tendentious judgements made on …

India slams UNHRC criticism of Rohingya issue as ‘tendentious’, inaccurate

India on Tuesday strongly rebutted criticism by the United Nations Human Rights Council of its handling of the issue of Rohingya Muslims, saying it was based on selective and inaccurate reports and stressed that like other nations, New Delhi too is concerned about illegal migrants as they could pose security challenges. “Tendentious judgements made on …