Two cheques have arrived from Riyadh but the family hasn't been able to encash these. February 2017A cheque for Rs 91,408 by way of "salary dues" reaches the family from Alam's workplace. The cheque is addressed to "District Magistrate, Calcutta District, West Bengal". The treasury office on March 20 requested Riyadh to issue a fresh cheque in name of the legal heir. The family has applied for a legal heir certificate at the treasury office and are waiting for a response from Riyadh.
Party leaders would then choose not to give importance to Rahul, saying he didn't deserve to be taken seriously. "Every MP should immediately give bite to local TV asking Rahul Gandhi to apologise for defaming Amit Shah in Justice Loya death case," the note said. "Should Rahul Gandhi apologise after the Supreme Court ruling?" "Many regional party leaders would not accept Rahul Gandhi as a Prime Minister candidate," the leader said. BJP managers feel that the Congress too is wary of directly projecting Rahul as the party's prime ministerial face, fearing that it could spoil the larger Opposition unity.
"The key now is to get the inquiry committee (formed), and there are so many disturbing facts that Naidu cannot outright reject an inquiry," a senior Congress politician told The Telegraph. The committee will have three members: a sitting Supreme Court judge, a sitting high court chief justice and a jurist. "Normally, the Rajya Sabha Chairperson has to consult the CJI on the composition of this committee. Even former law minister Khurshid, strongly opposed to the move because of the Opposition's lack of numbers, has now fallen in line. PTI quoted unnamed officials as saying Naidu had referred the notice to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, which had found a violation of rules.
(Yui Mok/Pool via AP)When the discussions on India’s Independence were almost done, it was very much the wish of the British that India accept Dominion Status, remain in the Empire, renamed as British Commonwealth. So there was a compromise and the British Commonwealth became the Commonwealth. When he died within two years, his daughter, the present Queen Elizabeth the Second, succeeded. The Empire having been reduced to a skeleton, the question has to be asked what is the best structure for the Commonwealth. India forced a change in the Commonwealth back then; let it lead the new structure now.
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AB de Villiers’ unbeaten 90 guided RCB to victory. (Source: BCCI/IPL) AB de Villiers’ unbeaten 90 guided RCB to victory. (Source: BCCI/IPL)AB De Villiers unbeaten 90 off just 39 balls signaled his return to form against Delhi Daredevils (DD) on Saturday. Skipper Virat Kohli heaped lavish praise on his teammate and went on to deem him as the best player in the world. But AB just keeps taking the game away and that’s why there’s no doubt why he’s the best player in the world,” he added.
April 21, 2018 19:56 UTC
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do. The deal reached between Iran, the United States and five other world powers put curbs on Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.Trump has called the agreement one of the worst deals ever negotiated. Iran has said it will stick to the accord as long as the other parties respect it, but will "shred" the deal if Washington pulls out. "Iran has several options if the United States leaves the nuclear deal. I promise to the people that the plot of the enemy has been thwarted, and whether or not the nuclear deal remains in effect, we will have no problem," Rouhani said.
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In a move to strengthen periphery hospitals of the city, the civic body recently decided to recruit 600 blood bank employees, paramedical staff and administrative officers. This will decrease the burden on tertiary care hospitals, which act as referral centres due to lack of manpower or resources at periphery hospitals. “Many times, it happens that the periphery hospitals have the machinery to conduct CT or MRI scans but they lie underutilised due to lack of manpower. The patients, once scans are done, are referred to tertiary care centres like KEM, Sion, Nair and Cooper Hospital for further diagnosis,” said a senior doctor from one of the tertiary care hospitals. Only last month, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta had said Rs61 crore has been set aside for buying more medical equipment and hiring more staff at 10 periphery hospitals.
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"She was candid and comforting, steadfast and straightforward, honest and loving," said the historian and author Jon Meacham, who wrote a biography of George H.W. "Barbara Bush and George Bush put country above party, the common good above political gain and service to others above the settling of scores," he said. George H.W. The motorcade carrying her body will traverse both George Bush Drive and Barbara Bush Drive on its way to the burial site. George H.W.
April 21, 2018 19:22 UTC
Hasan Ali and batsman Azhar Ali met Indian soldiers at the Wagah border. (Source: Twitter) Hasan Ali and batsman Azhar Ali met Indian soldiers at the Wagah border. (Source: Twitter)Pakistan medium-pacer Hasan Ali and batsman Azhar Ali met Indian soldiers at the Wagah border in a bid to promote peace and harmony between the neighboring countries. Posting a picture on social media with soldiers from both India and Pakistan, Ali wrote, “Peace is the way forward…picture with both Pakistan and Indian soldiers at wagha border.”Peace is the way forward…picture with both Pakistan and Indian soldiers at wahga border. Pakistan Test team visit Wagah border for the flag lowering ceremony pic.twitter.com/nxhYWtknpr — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) 21 April 2018Meanwhile, Pakistan will face Ireland in a Test match which begins on May 11.
April 21, 2018 19:07 UTC
Manchester United inflicted yet more FA Cup semi-final misery on Tottenham Hotspur as they recovered from a poor start to win 2-1 at a packed Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Tottenham, playing on the ground which has been their temporary home all season, got off to a dream start when Dele Alli scored from close range but Alexis Sanchez equalised with a header and Ander Herrera fired United's winner midway through the second half. While United can look forward to the prospect of finishing the season with some silverware, Tottenham must pick themselves up after an eighth successive FA Cup semi-final loss. Standing between United and a record-equalling 13th FA Cup triumph will be Chelsea or Southampton, who play on Sunday. Here's how the FA Cup trolled Harry Kane:
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Top secretThe Defence Ministry is tightlipped as to just how the design for the National War Memorial at India Gate was selected and what exactly is the final concept. The norm in such international competitions is for public display of all entries, including the final plan selected. But such is the secrecy around the National War Memorial, in honour of Indian soldiers killed in battle, that a juror for the competition refused to even divulge the other names on the selection panel. Considering his low opinion of the media, Simha seems an odd choice to be repeated as a member of the Press Council of India (PCI). The beneficiaries will be nearly a dozen AIADMK MPs who do not currently own a house in the state capital.
April 21, 2018 18:56 UTC
Manchester United players celebrate their win over Spurs in the FA Cup semis. (Source: Reuters) Manchester United players celebrate their win over Spurs in the FA Cup semis. A 2-1 collapse to United at Wembley Stadium on Saturday left Tottenham reeling from an eighth successive loss in the FA Cup semifinals. It ensured Mourinho, who won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season at United, has a chance to also end this campaign with silverware against Chelsea or Southampton in the FA Cup final. Chelsea, which plays Southampton in the other FA Cup semifinal on Sunday, is five points behind Tottenham with four games remaining.
April 21, 2018 18:56 UTC
Shashank Manohar's extension as the chairman will be one of the key points of discussion as the member nations of the International Cricket Council (ICC) meet in Kolkata for its quarterly meeting starting tomorrow. Former BCCI president Manohar is ICC's first independent chairman and, in all likelihood, will get an extension during the Annual Conference scheduled in Dublin in June. From PCB, chairman Najam Sethi will be attending the board meeting and Subhan Ahmed will take part in Chief Executives Meet. The other notable discussion will be regarding the fixture of the ICC ODI World Cup in England from May 30 to July 14, 2019. There will also be discussions about the ICC World XI squad that will take on the West Indies XI in a charity match at the Lord's on May 31.
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Rafa Nadal dispatched Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 in the semifinal. (Source: AP) Rafa Nadal dispatched Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 in the semifinal. (Source: AP)Rafael Nadal’s priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final was to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya. 5-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, he had a pressing concern given how quickly he was texting. Nishikori has never won a Masters and last reached a final two years ago in Montreal.
April 21, 2018 18:45 UTC
Of this, the apparel sector alone accounts for more than 12 million jobs and a chunk of the exports. Apparel exports in February (the latest month for which data are available) stood at $1.44 billion, a decline of 10.25% compared to the year before. In fiscal 2017-18 (April to February), overall apparel production declined 10.4% , while garment exports fell 4%. Garment exports have fallen for six months in a row now and, except for a spike in a couple of months, have been mostly negative. Almost 90% of India’s garment manufacturing units are in the unregistered sector.
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