Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft

Islamabad, Oct 19 : An anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed three references against the Sharif family related to their […]

Thailand bans smoking on popular tourist beaches

Bangkok, Oct 11 : Thailand is introducing a smoking ban on popular beaches across the country including Phuket and those caught violating the law will face up to a year in prison. The measure will apply to up to 20 popular tourist beaches found to be constantly littered with huge numbers of discarded cigarette butts, […]

HC trashes disqualification plea against Goa Health Minister

Panaji, Oct 11 : The Panaji bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a disqualification petition filed by the Congress seeking disqualification of state’s Health Minister Vishwajit Rane. In their order, Jusice G.S. Patel and Justice N.D. Sardessai said the position of the petitioners was conflicting in nature vis-a-vis the role of the Speaker […]

Goa minister hails SC ruling on sex with minor wife

Panaji, Oct 11 : Goa Women and Child Development Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision dubbing sexual intercourse with women below the age of 18 years as rape. Rane, who is also the state’s Health Minister, told reporters here that he is aware of pregnant and married women aged 14-15 years […]

‘NGT jurisdiction for Goa will remain with Pune’

Panaji, Oct 11 : The Panaji Bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday struck down the Centre’s notification relocating the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) jurisdiction for Goa-related cases from Pune to Delhi. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in August issued the notification citing lack of flight connectivity with Pune and absence of an […]

Probe ordered into stone-throwing at bus carrying Australian T20I team

Guwahati, Oct 11 : The Assam government on Wednesday ordered a probe into the previous night’s incident of stone pelting at a bus carrying the Australian cricket team from Barsapara stadium to their hotel following their T20 match against India. The police have detained two persons for alleged involvement in the incident which followed India’s […]