Vijay Mallya, who is undergoing an extradition trial in a UK court over Rs 9,000-crore fraud and money laundering charges, will face next year a parallel litigation brought by 13 Indian banks to freeze nearly $1.5 billion of his assets.
Here are all the details of T10 Cricket League, which is all set to kick off in Sharjah, today.
Manila, Dec 13 (IANS) The economies of developing countries of Asia are expected to record a six per cent growth in 2017, a decimal higher than the September-forecast, the Asian Development Bank said on Wednesday. The bank, headquartered here in the Philippines, kept the 2018 GDP growth forecast at 5.8 per cent and attributed the elevated forecast for 2017 to stronger exports and domestic consumption, Efe news reported. "Developing Asia's growth momentum, supported by recovering exports, demonstrates that openness to trade remains an essential component of inclusive economic development," ADB's Chief Economist, Yasuyuki Sawada, said in a statement.
Tokyo [Japan], Dec.13 (ANI): Tokyo's skyline is dotted with many skyscrapers. "The Tokyo Fire Department Aviation Unit" is a firefighting team specialized in aviation. A new unit named "Air Fire Rescue Task Forces" has been established In order to respond promptly to disasters caused by an earthquake directly under the capital or disasters in skyscrapers located in overcrowded urban areas.
Tokyo [Japan], Dec 13 (ANI): A window of a US military transport helicopter on Wednesday fell from the aircraft onto the ground of an elementary school in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture. A student was slightly injured by small stones thrown up by the impact of the metal-framed window when it hit the playground of the school in the city of Ginowan, located just next to the US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. About 50 students were there at that time, reported Japan's Kyodo news agency.
The traditional cuisine in Lucknow is more refined than in Lahore, more aromatic, more aesthetically creative and served with greater elegance.
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) A Pakistani court on Wednesday barred televangelist and TV host Amir Liaquat Hussain from making any television appearances till further notice. Islamabad High Court judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui approved the interim measure while he hears arguments to permanently bar Liaquat from using television, social media and print media for allegedly abusing his influence to spread discord and hatred, the Dawn reported. Petitioner Muhammad Abbas's lawyer Shoaib Razaq told the court that Liaquat didn't have any Islamic degree or certification and yet called himself an 'aalim' (religious scholar).
New Delhi [India] Dec. 13 (ANI): Indian Railways has decided to settle bills of contractors and vendors within 30 days of its receipt. To make it possible, the Indian Railways has introduced a bill tracking system for contractors/vendors of to track status of their bills. This is in line with the emphasis given by Minister of Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal on increased use of information technology to go digital and online with a view to promote transparency and efficiency in the system.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 14 (ANI): Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the Bestway Cement Factory on Wednesday to refill the Katas Raj pond within one week, during the hearing of the suo motu case on the depletion of the pond located at the site of Hindus in Chakwal. The historic pond is said to have deplet ed due to the presence of nearby cement factories which have sucked out the underground water. Katas Raj is the second-most sacred Hindu site and dates back to 600 AD.
Monaca (Pennsylvania) [USA], Dec 14 (ANI): At least two people were killed after a man opened fire on the Pennsylvania State University Beaver campus in Centre Township on Wednesday afternoon.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced a salary hike for the home guards from Rs 12,000 to Rs 20,000 per month.
It's not everyday that you get to complain to the top executive in the aviation sector when your flight is delayed. But when he's your co-passenger, you can. Read on to find out how this happened on a Delhi-Vijayawada flight yesterday.
The results of the by-election in ward number 21 in Mumbai's Kandivali area and ward number 62 in Andheri area will be declared today.
Washington D.C. [United States], Dec 14 (ANI): After legalizing it before, the Senate in Bermuda has now voted to end same-sex marriage in the British island territory and permit only domestic partnerships. Several media reports have stated that Senators approved the Domestic Partnership Act. The House of Assembly approved it 24-10 on Friday.
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): A new functionality has been introduced on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) portal for the ease of taxpayers, under which questions will be posed as soon as the taxpayer enters the returns dashboard and only relevant tiles will be displayed to the taxpayers based on the answers to the questions posed. The advantage of the new functionality is that taxpayer will see only those tiles which are relevant and can finish the return preparation quickly. For NIL GSTR 3B returns, one click filing has been introduced as no tile will be shown to such taxpayers.
The inflation, based on monthly WPI (Wholesale Price Index), rose to eight-month high of 3.93 per cent for the month of November on the back of rise in food and fuel prices. WPI Inflation stood at 3.59 per cent during the previous month and 1.82 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
Amarnath is one of the holiest shrines for the followers of Hinduism. The shine is located in the Himalayas and is frequented by thousands of pilgrims every year. The shrine remains covered in snow the entire year. It is opened for devotees for a brief time.
Shakeel's close aide Fahim Machmach has released a clip in which he rubbishes news about a split between Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel, without taking names.
New Delhi, December 14: In a crackdown on tainted politicians, the Supreme Court on Thursday approved the scheme of the Central government to set up 12 special courts to hear cases pending against tainted MPs, MLAs. The Ministry of Law and Justice, had in an affidavit filed in pursuance of an order asking it to […]
Udaipur (Rajasthan) [India], December 14 (ANI): Section 144 was imposed by the security authorities in Rajasthan's Udaipur, fearing communal outrage, after a man was hacked to death over a social media post. Internet services have also been suspended in the entire Udaipur district for 24 hours, starting from 8 p.m yesterday to 8 p.m today. The order has been issued by Divisional Commissioner Bhawani Singh Detha.