Category: World

French authority slaps Euro 300,000 fine on SBI

Newsroom24x7 Exclusive Lalit Shastri Commission des sanctions (Commission of Sanctions) of France has held State Bank of India Paris guilty of large scale irregularities over a prolonged period in management of accounts, banking functions and more particularly unreconciled entries and insufficient control on daily entries and consequently the bank has been slapped a fine of Euro

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In Britain: Independent oversight of investigations into matters relating to Jimmy Savile at schools and children’s homes

Newsroom24x7 Desk London: Lucy Scott-Moncrieff was appointed to provide independent oversight of investigations into matters relating to Jimmy Savile at schools and children’s homes and she has now produced a report covering a total of 14 investigations. The report ‘Independent oversight of investigations into matters relating to Jimmy Savile at schools and children’s homes’ is a

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Steep fall in oil prices: Britain ponders about profitability of current oil and gas fields

Newsroom24x7 Desk London: One year since Sir Ian Wood, a Scottish businessman best known for his work in the North Sea oil industry with Wood Group completed his Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) Review, the marked reduction in global oil prices has brought into even sharper focus the significant risks facing the UK oil and gas industry. Responding

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David Saperstein is US Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC: At a special function to mark David Saperstien’s swearing in as US Ambassador-at-Large on Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry stated since the days of Thomas Jefferson, religious freedom has been at the absolute center of American values and an essential component of US foreign policy, and it is especially

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England’s Charity Commission has opened formal investigations into Global Aid Trust and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (UK)

Newsroom24x7 Desk London: The Charity Commission, which is the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened formal investigations, known as statutory inquiries under section 46 of the Charities Act 2011, into 2 registered charities — Global Aid Trust Limited (registered charity number 1123560) and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (UK) (registered charity number 267309). Both

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D.J. Patil becomes the First US Chief Data Scientist

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC: Dr. DJ Patil, better known among friends as DJ, has become the first US Chief Data Scientist. He will be the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist at the White House in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. According to Megan Smith, the US U.S.

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Children being recruited for conflict in South Sudan

Newsroom24x7 Desk Despite the global commitment to put an end to the serious human rights violations. recruitment and use of children by the parties to the conflict in South Sudan is going on and according to UNICEF, 12,000 children were reportedly forced to participate in the conflict in 2014. The conflict that has resulted in the

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ISIL militants burn to death 45

Newsroom24x7 Desk Baghdad: BBC, quoting a local police chief has reported that ISIL militants have burned alive 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi local police chief on Tuesday. The identity of those reportedly massacred by the ISIL has not been established. The local police chief Col Qasim al-Obeidi said those killed are

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Shootings in Copenhagen: A Repeat of France

Newsroom24x7 Desk Paris: What happened this past weekend in Copenhagen was a repeat of France more than a month ago. The Danish Police is treating the shootings as a terrorist attack similar to the one on Charlie Hebdo in Paris In a statement at the Danish Embassy M. François Hollande, President of France pointed to the

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US department of Justice to appeal against Texas Judge order on immigration actions

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC: The US Department of Justice has indicated that it will appeal the decision of a Texas judge which “wrongly prevents” lawful, commonsense policies to help fix our broken immigration system. A White House spokesperson today said that the US Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that the federal government can set priorities in enforcing the

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Fertilizer Use to Surpass 200 Million Tonnes in 2018

ROME: Global fertilizer use is likely to rise above 200.5 million tonnes in 2018, 25 percent higher than recorded in 2008. World fertilizer consumption will grow by 1.8% a year through 2018, according to FAO’s new report “World fertilizer trends and outlook to 2018.” At the same time “the global capacity of fertilizer products, intermediates

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US and leading European nations condemn murder of 21 Egyptian citizens by ISIL terrorists

Newsroom24x7 Desk London: United States and leading European nations have condemned the murder of 21 Egyptian citizens by ISIL terrorists. Monday, Libya and Egypt also launched air strikes against ISIL after militants had posted the video of the Egyptian citizens’ beheading. In a statement the United States has condemned the “despicable and cowardly murder” of

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Midlands to be the engine of growth in UK

Newsroom24X7 Desk London: Jobs, skills, transport, science, and quality of life are at the heart of the six-point long term economic plan to make the Midlands the Engine for Growth in the UK, announced last week by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. British Prime Minister and Chancellor have set out their

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Barack Obama discusses visit to India with Nawaz Sharif

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC: US President Thursday talked on phone with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and discussed with him his recently concluded visit to India. During his talk with Sharif, the US president noted the United States supports all efforts by both nations (India and Pakistan) to improve ties. President Obama also discussed

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