Hope Gujarat, Muzaffarnagar riots victims get justice: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that he hoped that justice would be done in the 2002 Gujarat riots and Muzaffarnagar riots cases. A day after the Delhi High Court awarded life sentence to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for his involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, Mr. Kejriwal was speaking to reporters after inaugurating a stakeholder consultation for the Delhi government’s electric vehicle policy here. Harshest punishment When asked for comment on Monday’s development, he said: “I welcome the judgment of the…

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Jammu and Kashmir to come under President’s rule from midnight today

President’s rule will come into force in Jammu and Kashmir from midnight on December 19 after expiry of six months of Governor’s rule, an official order said on Wednesday. President Ram Nath Kovind signed the proclamation paving the way for imposition of central rule in the State which plunged into a political crisis in June after the BJP withdrew support to the PDP government led by Mehbooba Mufti. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the decision on December 17 after Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik sent…

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Assad asks Iran, Russia to stop Western ‘interference ‘ in Syria

President Bashar al-Assad has asked Iran and Russia to “stop the interference of some Western states” as Syria is setting up a committee tasked with negotiating a new post-war constitution. Assad “stressed the importance of efforts exerted by the friendly and allied countries of Syria, particularly Iran and Russia” as he met Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior adviser to the Iranian foreign minister, in Damascus Sunday, Press TV reported. The UN-backed constitutional committee will include 50 members chosen by Damascus, 50 by the opposition and 50 by the United Nations. The constitution will…

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Canada claims 3rd citizen arrested in China

Canada says a third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, following the arrest of a Chinese telecom executive in Vancouver on December 1. Canada’s Foreign Ministry said it was “aware of a Canadian citizen” having been detained, according to a report by Canada’s National Post newspaper on Wednesday, which cited a ministry spokesperson. The spokesperson did not provide any details and did not imply that the detention was linked to the case of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, the Chinese national arrested in Vancouver, the report said. Meng…

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Iran, India cushion oil money against US sanctions

India has come up with a scheme to buffer Iran’s oil money against US sanctions after securing a waiver from Washington to continue oil imports from the Islamic Republic. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg on Wednesday that India will deposit payments for crude oil imported from Iran into escrow accounts of five of their banks held with state-run UCO Bank Ltd. “Payment into multiple escrow accounts will reduce the risks of Iranian bank accounts being frozen in case the US brings new banks under sanctions,” they said. India…

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Family-friendly ONMO Games launches by OnMobile

OnMobile, the global leader in mobile entertainment, announces the launch of ONMO Games, changing the rules for how games are played on mobile phones and tablets. No longer will users pay for premium games or spend money on in-app purchases. With ONMO Games users will have access to one of the largest collections of premium and freemium games in one service, at a low monthly subscription fee. Ideal for mobile operators, users and game developers alike, the new ONMO Games service is breaking the traditional app store distribution model.  “The…

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