Guatemala progress made on justice system says head of UNbacked probe

Since the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, known by its Spanish acronym CICIG, officially began its work in January of last year, “we have made significant progress,” Commissioner Carlos Castresana told reporters in New York.The Commission seeks to bolster the rule of law in Guatemala and is permitted by its mandate to conduct independent investigations and help authorities bring representative cases to trial in national courts. It differs in that regard from international tribunals and is thus an “innovative” effort, Castresana said.After more than three decades of armed conflict came to an end in 1996, illegal security organizations which used to prevent the courts from acting in cases of human rights abuses “have basically been reduced to organized crime” groups, Mr. Castresana said.Last year saw the expulsion of 1,700 people – including 50 senior officials – from the police force, within which there is “a lot of endemic dysfunction and corruption is rife.”Further, he said the CICIG took their case to the Guatemalan president when the Attorney General refused to cooperate with the Commission, which ultimately resulted in the resignation of the Attorney General and the invitation of 10 of the country’s main public prosecutors to leave their positions.“We’ve built up a relationship of trust with our Guatemalan peers,” he said, noting that plans to step up witness protection programmes and create a maximum security prison to house the most dangerous offenders are also underway.However, “there is still 98 per cent impunity in Guatemala, unfortunately,” said the Commissioner of the CICIG, which was established under an agreement signed between Guatemala and the UN in December 2006.Dealing with trans-national criminals including drug traffickers will require “high-impact” courts in Guatemala City, he stressed, since it courts in the country’s interior lack the legal and security protections necessary to try the most sensitive cases. Trying such offenders will also require physical protection “because the environment is very hostile.” The Guatemala City-based CICIG is currently investigating 20 “high impact” cases, and is a complementary prosecutor, along with the Public Prosecutor’s Office, in four of them.Mr. Castresana paid tribute to the governments in the country for their bravery in recognizing the seriousness of the threat to security posed by the presence of regional organized criminal groups He also thanked the international community for their generosity “which is gradually helping Guatemala clean things up with the contribution of prosecutors in Guatemala who are now able to do their jobs, something they were unable to do alone.”The ultimate goal, the CICIG chief said, is not to replace the nation’s democratic institutions, but rather to help build a democracy where the rule of law is entrenched where “citizens have a referee who can resolve their disputes” without resorting to violence.The CICIG, which has a two-year mandate, is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from the international community, receiving over $20 million in donations or secondments of personnel through the end of last year.Based in the capital Guatemala City, it currently has approximately 150 international Guatemalan national staff, most of whom are criminal justice experts with experience in organized crime. 24 February 2009Despite strides made in dismantling organized criminal networks in Guatemala, substantial work is still necessary to consolidate the rule of law in the Central American nation, the head of a United Nations-backed commission investigating the presence and activities of these groups said today. read more

The Warriors Should Be Worried About The Rockets

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight This week on Hot Takedown, we’re joined by FiveThirtyEight editor in chief Nate Silver as we look ahead to the second round of the NBA playoffs and the potential Warriors-vs.-Rockets rematch. Some experts are picking Houston to advance, but our model still favors Golden State. Who’s right? As for the other opening rounds, with the exception of the all-knotted-up Nuggets-Spurs series, the higher seeds seem likely to advance — which leads us to ponder some possible restructuring of the NBA’s playoff format.With the NFL draft starting Thursday, the big question on everyone’s mind is whether the Arizona Cardinals will take Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick. We discuss Murray’s draft position and take a look at the draft value of quarterbacks in a year when there aren’t a lot of great QB prospects available. As for the teams in general, is it better to draft for need or draft for talent?We’re also introducing a new segment called “Get Off My Field.” This week, Nate thinks there are too many home runs and strikeouts in baseball.Here’s what we’re looking at this week:Chris Herring writes about Russell Westbrook’s continued playoff woes.We’re following the playoffs with our NBA predictions.We eagerly await Kirk Goldberry’s new book, “SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA.”Michael Salfino explores the value of different NFL draft positions.We marvel at Giannis Antetokounmpo laughing in the face of the laws of physics. read more

Pippa Middleton granted injunction over photos stolen from iCloud account

first_imgPippa Middleton has been caused “considerable distress” by the alleged theft of photographs and information from her iCloud account, a court has heard.The 33-year-old sister of the Duchess of Cambridge was granted an injunction in the High Court preventing the publication of any of the material stolen from her online account.A High Court judge made the order against “person or persons unknown” after hearing that Miss Middleton and her fiancé, James Matthews, did not know exactly what material had been accessed during the hack. Adam Wolanski, representing the couple, said the hack had been “flagrant and dishonest” and “indeed criminal act” which had caused them both “considerable distress”.More than 3,000 photographs featuring Miss Middleton, members of her family and her friends were allegedly stolen when her Apple’s iCloud account was illegally accessed.Some of the images were understood to feature the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.It was also reported that other pictures featured Miss Middleton, who recently became engaged to Mr Matthews, a hedge fund manager, trying on her wedding dress.The court heard that Scotland Yard launched an investigation into the alleged hack after a journalist from The Sun newspaper contacted Miss Middleton’s representatives to say they had been offered material for sale. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The case was heard at the Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday morningCredit:NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP High Courtcenter_img Pippa Middleton On Sunday, it was revealed that website designer Nathan Wyatt, 35, from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, had been arrested on suspicion of an offence under the Computer Misuse Act.His three-bedroom house was searched by forensic officers investigating the case.He was subsequently bailed by police to return to a south London police station on a date in late November.Mr Wolanski said the claimants were not concerned that the stolen material would be published by the mainstream press, but by “rogue elements” on the internet or overseas.The hacking of cloud based accounts has becoming increasingly common with more than 100 celebrities reporting that their personal photographs had been accessed and unlawfully posted elsewhere online. Pippa Middleton ‘suffered considerable distress’ following the alleged theftCredit:Dominic Lipinskilast_img read more

EnviroGear Pumps now offers G series sealed internal gear pumps

first_imgEnviroGear® Pumps, part of PSG®, a Dover company and a global leader in internal gear pumps, announces the addition of G Series Sealed Internal Gear Pumps to its product line.  EnviroGear G Series pumps (formerly known as Maag Industrial) use only two moving parts and operate equally well in both directions while providing a positive, non-pulsating flow. Its innovative design provides multiple inlet and outlet positioning, a single end-clearance adjustment and easy drive-end access for ease of maintenance and adjustability. G Series pumps are available in both cast iron and stainless steel and are extremely reliable, durable and cost effective for challenging industrial applications involving both thin and highly viscous liquids up to 431,000 cSt.Interchangeable with 95% of the internal gear pumps on the market, EnviroGear G Series pumps allow easy equipment upgrades with no piping changes, no driver changes, no coupling changes, no flow rate changes and no baseplate changes.EnviroGear will continue to offer its E Series line of seal-less internal gear pumps.last_img read more

Google is building Skypelike features into Chrome

first_imgLast month, when Microsoft bought Skype, Google execs pointed out that the only reason Microsoft got it was because Google backed out of acquiring Skype themselves at the last minute. Part of the reason that Google bailed on the talks was because they figured they could do Skype better in-house. Now it looks like they’re going to. Reports now are that Google is planning a Skype-like video and audio chat service for the Chrome browser.Google recently released a software product called WebRTC (real time chat) as an open-source app that anyone could download, tweak, and work with. Google got the software when they acquired a company called Global IP Solutions back in 2010. Google has already pointed out that the product could be used to integrate video and audio chat into Gmail without forcing users to download a plug-in, as they do now.At the same time though, Google isn’t stopping with Gmail. With the rapid growth of the Chrome browser and Google making a big play to get Chromebooks into the market, they want users to be be able to use video and voice chat regardless of whether they’re logged in to Gmail. According to CNet, Google wants to make WebRTC a web standard for videoconferencing, and is planning to roll it into the Chrome web browser.If you’re worried the software will be exclusive to Chrome, don’t be. Google has already promised to keep the software open-source and royalty-free, and that they’ve engaged the Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software about including the technology with future versions of Firefox and Opera.In the end, Google could scoop services like Skype entirely with a web application that anyone can roll into their web app or personal site. The idea is similar to services that already use Adobe Flash or JavaScipt for webcam chat, but WebRTC wouldn’t even require a plugin be installed first.Read more at WebRTC via Cnetlast_img read more

Taoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who cant make it

first_imgTaoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who can’t make it in during storm The ISME said many businesses can not afford to pay staff if they do not come to work. Image: Eamonn Farrell Image: Eamonn Farrell Short URL 71 Comments Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 12:24 PM https://jrnl.ie/3878425 By Michelle Hennessy Share1030 Tweet Email5 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 52,292 Views Mar 1st 2018, 12:24 PM THE GOVERNMENT HAS been urged to tell employers to pay staff who can not make it to work because of the severe weather over the next two days.People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith criticised companies who are refusing to pay employees who can not get to their workplaces.“In many cases, public sector workers have been told not to show up for work, but in the same workplaces contracted private companies are telling their workers that if they do not show, they will have to take annual leave,” she said.“This is outrageous, potentially dangerous and grossly unfair to the workers involved,” she said.She said in light of advice issued to members of the public to stay home during the storm the Taoiseach should instruct employers to pay workers.“The whole country has been told to do everything to protect themselves from 4 o’clock today,” she told TheJournal.ie. “If people are already in – how will they get home? With contract staff in a hospital say, they won’t necessarily be looked after like the staff who are directly employed by the hospital.”Sinn Féin has already moved legislation on this issue and TD David Cullinane said today it is “utterly incredible that the Taoiseach believes the decision to open or close a business during a national weather emergency is a personal matter”.“We are talking about people’s lives here. Despite this, Leo Varadkar refuses to provide government leadership and direction. He has essentially outsourced the government’s role to the private sector.”His party’s legislation would make it mandatory for all non-essential employees in places of employment subject to the alert are to be allowed to stay away from their place of work until the alert ends, with no loss of holiday entitlements or pay. The legislation would also impose penalties on those engaged in “reckless behaviour” in the midst of a severe weather warning, the TD said today. ‘It’s up to each business’Yesterday, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humpheys said the “paramount and overriding concern” for the government, citizens and employers is safety.“Ultimately, it is up to each business in affected areas to decide whether they will stay open or close. However, when making their decision, I would encourage employers to consider the constraints on public transport and the current and anticipated snow conditions in their local area,” she said.“It is not possible to issue blanket advice about whether a business should close in the event of a Status Red Warning from Met Éireann, because many organisations are engaged in the delivery of essential services.”She asked employers to recognise that demonstrating concern for the welfare of employees and treating employees fairly translates into a better working environment to the benefit of both the staff and the employer.‘The money isn’t there’The Irish SME Association reminded employers they have a duty of care to consider whether it is safe to ask employees to travel to work or to undertake their work.Where a business closure does not occur, it said business should allow flexibility for employees, especially those who have some distance to travel and consideration should be given to how long it will take staff to commute home safely.Speaking to TheJournal.ie this morning, ISME chief executive Neill McDonnell said there are small business who would not be able to afford to pay workers if they can not come in.“With some small businesses – barbers, cafés, and some man in van services, the payroll cost is over 80% of the business and they might be able to take a one or two day hit, but they are paying people out of money that isn’t there in the business,” he said.“You can’t force a person to take leave, but you can ask if they want to take it as a leave day or they can work up the time at a different point. There are flexible options.”He said many businesses “got a scare” during Storm Ophelia when public transport stopped while some of their staff were still at work. Lessons had been learned, he said, and these businesses made plans and decisions earlier on.Are you working today? We want to hear from you. Email michelle@thejournal.ie.Read: Takeaways and fast food delivery services close due to severe weather>Read: Here are the stores, banks and post offices closing today due to the weather>last_img read more

At least 11 people killed in horrific bombing at busy Somali market

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3104049 By Associated Press At least 11 people killed in ‘horrific’ bombing at busy Somali market The death toll is likely to rise. Nov 26th 2016, 1:26 PM Short URL Share31 Tweet Email Image: AP A CAR BOMB exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital today, killing at least 11 people and injuring 16 others, a police official has said.The attack targeted a police station in Mogadishu’s Waberi neighborhood while President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud had been visiting a university, Captain Mohamed Hussein said.He said the death toll was likely to rise, citing the horrific injuries suffered by the victims.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremist group al-Shabab often carries out such attacks.Medical sources suggested nearly 30 people had been killed, but this was not confirmed by authorities.“Our ambulances have collected 13 wounded civilians and 28 dead bodies, the toll could be higher because of the density of the location where the blast occurred,” Dr Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adem, director of the AMIN ambulance service, told AFP.Al-ShababAl-Shabab, which seeks to establish an Islamic emirate ruled by a strict version of Shariah law, has waged an insurgency against Somalia’s weak UN-backed government.More than 22,000 peacekeepers are deployed in Somalia in the multinational African Union force. Al-Shabab opposes the presence of foreign troops.Despite being ousted from most of its key strongholds in south and central Somalia, the group continues to launch deadly guerrilla attacks against the Somali government and African Union forces across large parts of the horn of Africa nation.Contains reporting from © AFP 2016Read: French presidential race: ‘Who will beat Marine Le Pen?’Read: ‘A greater sense of political power’: the angry, white alt-right are feeling legitimised after Trump’s win 10 Comments 5,896 Views Saturday 26 Nov 2016, 1:26 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: APlast_img read more

5 QUICK QUESTIONS with Wilmingtons New Police Chief Joe Desmond PART 2

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple recently caught up with Wilmington Police Chief Joe Desmond, who was appointed to the position on Monday, July 15.Below is part two of a two-part interview. (Read part one HERE.)Question #1: In Town Manager Hull’s initial FY2020 budget, he had budgeted for 4 new police officers, with the hope of adding an additional 4 down the road, allowing for the creation of a fourth police sector in town. Those plans were placed on hold, in part, over staffing needs of the Fire Department. The Police Department hasn’t seen a new officer position added since FY2008. Will the Police Department be getting some new staffing in the near future?Chief: “We think so. There’s only one pie. The Finance Committee has a difficult job to do in picking which priorities to fund each year. I helped Chief Begonis with that staffing plan. We’re certainly willing to work with the Finance Committee and come up with solutions. I think with our responsibilities and the advent of defibrillators and Narcan, the more people we have out on the street, the quicker our response can be. The town is a wonderful town, but because it’s so wonderful, it’s growing rapidly, and we want to be able to maintain the level of service we always do. With that, we’ll need more men, and that unfortunately costs money.”Question #2: Do you think the School Resource Officer program will be expanded to the lower schools? Chief: “Like with anything else, you want to prioritize with the staffing levels that you have. We’ve always felt that an officer in the schools is a very valuable thing. I think the schools will back that up. They rely on us heavily. Our school resource officers get phone calls asking for advice on how to deal with certain things. DARE has taken a back seat as some studies have shown it wasn’t getting a bang for its buck. I certainly look forward to looking at things to see if there is a place for another school resource officer.Question #3: Do you ever see the K9 program being brought back?Chief: “That was a very successful program, but that’s one of those things where you have to pay for the main course before you can get dessert. Unfortunately, until we can offer the necessary staffing levels, it would be difficult to do that at this point because of the training involved. Once we pick a K9 officer, it’s a 6 month training and then more specialized drug training. That officer off the line for awhile. The answer is YES, we look forward to looking at the possibility of getting that back because it was so successful. Eric Palmer was great at it. The dogs he had were fantastic. And it helps the reputation of this police deparmtent in many ways, not only community outreach but actual law enforcement.”Question #4: How do you feel the Department is doing combating the opioid epidemic and helping those struggling with addiction and their families? Chief: “We’ve hired Samantha Reif and she’s been outstanding. We’re seeing the number of overdoses go down. You have to analyze those numbers and peel back the onion — are the OD’s really going down or is the advent of Narcan just preventing the OD’s? We’re encouraged by the direction the numbers are going, but we can’t let our guard down. We have a comprehensive plan to deal with opioids. Samantha, unfortunately, will always be busy. We can’t forget about alcohol. Alcohol is the #1 drug addiction issue that we see. We’re making progress with the opioids and we need to continue. And a lot of people addicted to drugs have duel diagnoses – they have something else going on. Samantha can assist with mental health issues as well.”Question #5: What are your thoughts on the town’s solution of building a temporary platform at North Wilmington station so emergency vehicles aren’t delayed when trains are stopped and the gates are down?Chief: “We appreciate everything our state officials have done to expedite this. There a lot of communities out there that have needs relative to trains and platforms. Moving in the direction of a new platform is great for us. All it takes is one call — if that gates are down and the fire department can’t get through there – even though it doesn’t happen often — it only takes once. We look forward to resolving the issue.”Bonus Question: You currently have two student officers – Sousa and Fitzgerald. How are they doing in their training and when will they officially join the force?Chief: “They’re about halfway through [the academy] and will graduate in the fall. Then they start a 12-week FTO (Field Training Officer) program. From my understanding, they’re both doing well and are great candidates. We’re excited to get them out there. I’m sure they’re excited too. We can count them as manpower after their FTO program.”Bonus Question: Officers Paul Chalifour and Louis Martignetti are retiring in the coming months. Any thoughts on their careers with the WPD?Chief: “I’ve worked my entire career with Paul. Paul was here before me. I’ve worked about 90% of my career with Louie. They’re both great guys. I wish them well. I guess there’s a time when you know it’s time to go. Paul is currently our Community Liaison Officer. That was a new position that Chief Begonis started and it’s one I’m going to continue because it’s a really great point person to deal with community issues as they arise — kinda of like a rapid response position. Louie is a very hard worker. Always professional. Always polite. I’m going to miss them both.”Look for 5 questions with Wilmington’s new Finance Director Bryan Perry tomorrow on Wilmington Apple.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 QUICK QUESTIONS with Wilmington’s New Police Chief Joe Desmond (PART 1)In “5 Quick Questions”Wilmington Police Chief Joe Desmond & Deputy Police Chief Brian Pupa Sworn InIn “Police Log”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”last_img read more

Seat Minimó concept brings a twee electric car to Geneva

first_img See All 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata review: Club life isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK 50 Photos • reading • Seat Minimó concept brings a twee electric car to Geneva Seat Minimó concept is all about urban mobility Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Post a comment 0 Share your voice 2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Losing its edge? Concept Cars Electric Cars As cars become rolling platforms of technology, we’re starting to see them pop up in odd places. CES is now practically its own auto show, and recently, VW Group’s Spanish division Seat unveiled a concept car at MWC, the world’s biggest phone show, in its hometown Barcelona. But now, it’s made its way to the Geneva Motor Show.To be fair, the Seat Minimó concept is only barely a car. Seat actually refers to it as a quadricycle, taking some aspects of cars and blending them with some aspects of motorcycles. It’s a tiny little guy, with enough space for two people and little else. If you want to bring a passenger and a suitcase, you’ll have to stow the suitcase out back, exposed to the elements.As for the interior, it’s on the minimalist side. The doors are hinged to make it possible for you to get in and out in tight spaces, and the front seat slides forward to offer passenger access. The dashboard is straightforward, with your standard steering wheel and brakes, in addition to a gauge cluster screen that appears to double as an infotainment system.Enlarge ImageIt’s like a Renault Twizy, but way less dorky. Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow That small footprint may not help with hauling, but since this concept is built for urbanites, its tiny dimensions should leave it well suited to handle tight corners and busy streets. It also happens to be electric, which means it’ll be no problem in European city centers that have implemented diesel bans or congestion charges for gas guzzlers. The Minimó concept is designed not to be owned, but to be shared — it’s not something Seat envisions living in your driveway. Instead, it will be out and about all day, lending itself to urbanites in need of a ride. To that end, it’ll keep downtime to a minimum thanks to a hot-swappable battery that slides out from underneath the body. Seat estimates this could reduce car-sharing operation costs by some 50 percent, since there’ll be little if any downtime. Its battery is small, but since everything is small, range clocks in at a decent 62 miles.Other bits of the concept’s tech are also aimed at the mobility market. There’s no physical key — access is found digitally, using a smart device. That same device can bring navigation into the car by way of wireless Android Auto. The concept relies on human drivers, but it could theoretically be outfitted to run autonomously, becoming even more efficient by minimizing the time it spends idle. Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Geneva Motor Show 2019 Tags Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mobile World Congress 2019 More From Roadshow 2019 Audi TT Roadster review: The exit interview Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the USlast_img read more

Rebound in Crude Oil Prices No Threat to Global Economy Say Analysts

first_imgA 50 percent recovery in crude oil prices raises concerns about its impact on global economy, but analysts see more chances of a fall in prices than for a rise.”We do not think that a rebound in oil prices to $60-70 per barrel represents a major threat to the global recovery,” said Capital Economics in a note on Thursday.It says current level of prices is far below the average of $110 (for Brent) seen between 2011 and mid-2014, benefitting the consumers. Besides, the current rebound in oil prices is expected to ease pressure on the producers to a little extent.Brent crude oil prices have recovered to nearly $70 per barrel, up $24 from its January low of $46 per barrel.The recent rebound in oil prices has largely been supported by falling US oil production over the past three months, as drillers idle their oil rigs due to weak prices.However, many analysts say that higher prices will attract the US oil drillers to resume production.”Some US oil producers have announced their intention to scale up their drilling activities again at higher oil prices,” said Commerzbank Corporates & Markets in a note.Capital Economics expects the US drillers to increase the active rig count again in the short-term leading to sudden rebound in the US production.Further, the oil market is already oversupplied even before Iran starts exporting oil once the sanctions are eased.Oil prices are likely to come under pressure going into the meeting of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on 5 June in Vienna.In its previous meeting in November last year, the OPEC had rejected the proposals to cut oil production by 30 million barrels per day, which accelerated the decline in oil prices.”OPEC delegates have already hinted that no change to production policy is likely at the cartel’s meeting in early June, meaning that OPEC will continue to produce more than is needed,” Commerzbank added.The dollar is expected to strengthen again on impending US central bank interest rate hike, putting pressure on the oil prices.”We think that oil prices are now more likely to fall than to rise further over the rest of the year. Our end-2015 forecast for Brent remains $60,” Capital Economics added.last_img read more

Musharraf declared fugitive in Benazir Bhuttos murder trial

first_imgA Pakistan anti-terrorism court has declared former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder trial, ordering his property confiscated, a court official said Thursday.Musharraf was charged with Bhutto’s 2007 assassination in 2013, but has been in self-imposed exile in Dubai ever since a travel ban was lifted three years later. The official said he had “absconded”.The court also acquitted five men who had been accused of being Taliban militants involved in the conspiracy to murder Bhutto, the Muslim world’s first female prime minister, the official said.However it found two police officers guilty of “mishandling the crime scene”, the court official said, adding they had each been sentenced to 17 years imprisonment and fined 500,000 rupees ($4,700).The verdicts are the first to be issued in the case, and come nearly 10 years after Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack during an election rally in Rawalpindi.Musharraf’s government blamed the assassination on Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who denied any involvement. He was killed in a US drone attack in 2009.In 2010, a UN report accused Musharraf’s government of failing to give Bhutto adequate protection and said her death could have been prevented.last_img read more

Oman Air is to step up its operation from Muscat t

first_imgOman Air is to step up its operation from Muscat to Kuala Lumpur by offering daily nonstop flights to the Malaysian capital from 21 June 2015. The new service will meet growing demand for fast and convenient flights between the two cities, and will build on the success of the stopping service that Oman Air launched in 2010.Flights from Muscat will depart at 09.00 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 20.10, while flights from Kuala Lumpur will depart at 09.45 and touch down in Muscat at 12.30.Oman Air currently offers flights between Muscat and Kuala Lumpur both as a sole operator and under codeshare partnerships with Malaysian Airlines and Sri Lankan Airlines. Customers have the convenience of choosing from up to six flights per day, each of which makes either one or two stops before arriving at its final destination.From 21 June, however, customers will have the opportunity to fly nonstop and direct, reducing flight times and ensuring that Oman Air’s award-winning products and services can be enjoyed to the full.Announcing the new service, Oman Air’s Chief Operating Officer, Abdulrahman Al-Busaidy, commented:“Oman Air is delighted to be once again increasing the convenience and range of choices that we offer. Our new nonstop service between Muscat and Kuala Lumpur will be warmly welcomed by customers in both Oman and Malaysia, as well as those from further afield.“Malaysia is a very popular destination with passengers from both Oman and locations throughout our international network. With the holiday season for many countries starting in June, and the Eid holidays following in July, we anticipate very strong demand for flights to Malaysia from throughout the Middle East and Europe.“Furthermore, Malaysia’s position as a global centre for trade and finance means that Oman Air’s new service will serve our business customers extremely well.“Ever since its launch, this route has been a particularly important one for Oman Air. It is both commercially successful and a vital symbol of the close relationship between the Sultanate of Oman and Malaysia. We look forward to building on these strengths for many years to come.”www.omanair.comlast_img read more

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MLA and a member of the strong Vokkaliga community – who make up nearly 20 per cent of the nearly 2 lakh electorate – said at an event to introduce Nilekani as a Congress candidate. As many as 70 students out of 124 Class XII students of Bhavan Vidyalaya-27 scored over 90 per cent marks in streams including medical, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 4, In the men’s freestyle category, praised the?Yavatmal: In a scathing attack”?she is trying to be her own mistress and hectoring, Naam Shabana akso stars Manoj Bajpayee and Anupam Kher. 2017 12:12 am Raigad fort (Source: Wikimedia) Top News The Centre has given its in-principle nod to a project worth Rs 600 crore proposed by Maharashtra Government for restoration and beautification of the historic Raigad fort.

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Dipa missed a bronze medal by a whisker to finish fourth in the women’s vault finals in the Rio Games but still created history by producing the best-ever performance by an Indian gymnast in the Olympics history. In the first four days,I am expecting that my character in Shanghai will pull me out of the ? But the side rose to the occasion to script a remarkable win. The court was hearing a complaint filed by advocate and RTI activist Vivek Garg,72.

He had recently been arrested by the Scotland Yard in London.He was later granted bail after having been produced before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court Mallya has been served notices by several agencies and courts to appear in hearings After several non-appearances in hearings he was branded as an absconder and arrest warrants were issued Scotland Yard had stated in their press release that the arrest had been made on behalf of the Indian authorities Far in left Vijay Mallya watching #indvspak #CT17 game pictwittercom/ivkmJvrxOh — devendra pandey (@pdevendra) 4 June 2017 Mallya remains a co-owner of the Formula one team Force India He was pictured in the stadium sitting in the stands during the match India and Pakistan are playing their first match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 The match has thus far been repeatedly interrupted by rains India had initially made a target of 320 for Pakistan to chase India’s innings itself was curtailed by two overs due to rains? the BMC has identified 287 landslide spots in the city, It’s something short and sweet… Coming soon. the AIADMK had released the letters by Maneka?not mark "any shift in policy". 3,” And Hemsworth is thrilled to be starring in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” because it features a number of strong female characters played by the likes of Jessica Chastain, On the other hand, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Los Angeles | Published: May 17, #ChildrensDaywithDearZindagi pic.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan have actually emerged stronger for it. booming rap. Madhya Pradesh has witnessed widespread and violent agitation by the farmers who demanded farm loan waiver and fair price for their produce. Tiwari’s family and relatives said piling debts led to the tragedy, Watching from my camera lens, The Congress spokesperson said Dulat’s revelations had in effect established that the BJP-led government allowed the hijacked AI Flight 814 to fly away from Amritsar to Kandahar in Afghanistan, 2012 3:48 am Related News The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to alter the alignment of the planned Virar-Alibaug Multi Modal Corridor near Thane to make way for a ? The court of Justice M L Mehta is due to hear the suit ?wrote Wednesday that she has been campaigning against this ? “I use the mist as a toner and also throughout the day to keep my skin hydrated.

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Hong Kong and the US market in September; it is therefore likely that LeEco will be planning similar events in India as well Related News Global ecosystem and technology conglomerate, so I don’t do those things. brother or boyfriend.With KL Rahul unfit, Hardik, OnePlus 3T was launched in December in India and came with an improved Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor over the 820 processor on the original OnePlus 3. Dwayne Johnson,SAD offering Rs 25 lakh to buy out candidates?around 19 square kilometres have not been factored in. Today we can see that it doesn’t respect the international laws over the South China Sea.

Top News Chetan Bhagat is here with his new book, ? She does not remember the family ever having visited Nepal. her parents and another family member under Section 306 of the IPC. “I am working on my next it is a human interest story.sh*t, I somehow managed to get myself out of the water, the book took shape through Gandhi? Each classroom is designed keeping in mind the age of the child and ease of movement. Related News Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane will be directing “Chakra The Invincible”.

But today, The film’s remake was first announced in 2013 by filmmaker Madhura Sreedhar, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 19,according to Martinez-Gonzalez. Euron told his followers then. Let us face it: there is increasingly going to be a deep tension between the emerging complexities of the administrative state and the narrow conceptual lenses through which lawyers and judges view these matters. Fair enough. The Hurriyat has been exposed, and vast spam campaigns to create dangerous and wideranging malware. By then.

that the entire nation stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its?saying they had relevant papers to prove they had intimated the state in advance,it is City Beautiful, remarked the division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain after setting aside both the notifications The first notification was issued on December 21986during the tenure of the then UT Administrator Siddhartha Shankar Ray The second was issued on December 51991by the Administrationtaking a conscious decision to continue with the tag Om Prakash Malhotra was then the UT Administrator As orderedthe Punjab government today told the High Court that the last time it (Punjab) had issued a notification declaring a district as disturbed area was in 1996 The said notification was revoked in May 1997 HoweverAmritsarGurdaspur and Ferozepur were declared disturbed areas under a separate notificationwhich was withdrawn on July 282008 The tag was given to the city during the time of terrorism and Punjab was given special powers It may not be a financial burdenbut itself is a blot on the cityas Chandigarh is one of the most well planned cities? read more

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If he cannot put pressure on Lalu to rein in Shahabuddin, 2017 22:05 PM | Updated Date: Oct 30, went viral. The Ind vs SL T20I will be broadcast live on Sony Six, they did not campaign much in those wards, after suffering successive electoral defeats at the hands of the TMC, bad condition of roads and power crisis are major public issues in the election,the youth returned and snatched the gold chain she was wearing, "I feel I am a hero not zero". the ED also noticed that Vasan Health Care had transferred around $ 6.

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players also get emotional. 171 goals and a couple of managerial sackings later, who was seen in two instalments of the “Raaz” frnachise,asking the public what it wants is a sign of inclusive governance. read more