US urges Ethiopia to ‘rethink’ martial law

Addis Ababa, Feb 18 : The US embassy in Ethiopia on Saturday urged Addis Ababa to reconsider its decision to institute martial law. The US embassy said the decision to impose martial law in Ethiopia on Friday reverses positive steps taken to create a more inclusive political space, including the release of thousands of prisoners, […]

Egypt court jails 65 Morsi loyalists up to 10 years

Cairo, Feb 18 : An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday 65 loyalists of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi up to 10 years in prison over inciting anti-state riots, protests and violence. Zagazig Criminal Court sentenced 44 defendants to 10 years in jail and 21 to two years while acquitting eight of the said charges, Xinhua […]

Courts can examine reasonableness of bank interest rate on rural loans: SC

New Delhi, Feb 17 : The Supreme Court has said that provision of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, that prohibits courts from examining the reasonableness of rate of interests charged by banks, will not operate in states with debt relief laws for agriculturists. Section 21A of the Act says that the rates of interest charged […]

PNB scam accused sent in 14-day police custody

Mumbai, Feb 17 : A Special CBI Court on Saturday remanded in police custody till March 3 the three accused arrrested in the over Rs 11,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. These are retired PNB Deputy Manager Gokulnath Shetty, Single Window Operator Manoj Kharat, and authorised signatory of prime accused Nirav Modi’s group companies […]

Three PNB fraud accused sent to 14-day police custody

Mumbai, Feb 17 : A Special CBI court on Saturday remanded the three accused arrested in the over Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case to police custody till March 3. These include retired PNB Deputy Manager Gokulnath Shetty, Single Window Operator Manoj Kharat and an authorised signatory of prime accused Nirav Modi’s […]

RGV appears before Hyderabad police in obscenity case

[Hyderabad: Film Director Ram Gopal Varma appears before the Central Crime Station police officials in Hyderabad on Saturday in connection with a case booked against him for alleged derogatory remarks on women. /PTI] Hyderabad, Feb 17 : Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Saturday appeared before Hyderabad police in connection with a case of obscenity booked […]