Egypt court jails 15 Morsi loyalists 10 years over violence

Cairo, Nov 25 : An Egyptian court sentenced on Thursday 15 supporters of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to 10 years in prison over inciting violence and vandalism in Suez province northeast of the capital Cairo, official MENA news agency reported. The defendants, mostly from Morsi’s now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, have also been accused of […]

18 parties kick off week-long protests against demonetisation

Kolkata, Nov 24 : Eighteen Left and other parties in West Bengal on Thursday began a week-long protest against the Union government’s demonetisation initiative, pressing for a four-point demand including supply of smaller denomination currency notes to banks and post offices. As part of the protests, street corners and small meetings would be held in […]

Nothing for the states, interim small changes won’t work: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24 : Lashing out at the latest modifications announced by the Union government to tackle post demonetisation issues, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said it had nothing for the states and demanded that the use of old Rs 500 currency notes should be extended to more sectors. Turning to Twitter […]

Trinamool holds anti-demonetisation rallies across Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 24 : Intensifying their protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation initiative, activists of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress held protest rallies across the state on Thursday. In Kolkata, slogan shouting Trinamool activits marched from Gol Park to Hazra crossing in the southern part of the city. Senior leaders including Urban Development Minister […]

Union Cabinet mulls ways to promote cashless transactions

New Delhi, Nov 24 : The Union Cabinet on Thursday discussed ways to promote cashless transactions by various ministries, which have been directed to promote the use of e-wallet and unified payments interface, informed sources said. The Cabinet meeting — presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi — is also learnt to have approved the […]

EU to grant visa-free travel for Ukrainians within 2016: Juncker

Brussels, Nov 24 : The European Union (EU) will grant visa-free travel for Ukrainians by the end of this year, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday. Juncker made the remarks at a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko after the 18th EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels, […]