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Digging into Adani

Digging into Adani

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Digging into Adani: The dubious dealings of India's corporate colossus. "Why would the crime branch want to see us?" Stephen Long, reporter When Four Corners travelled to India to investigate the activities of the giant Adani group, they soon discovered the power of the company. While attempting to film and gather information about Adani's operations, the Four Corners team had their cameras shut down, their footage deleted and were questioned for hours by police. The team were left in no doubt that their investigations into the Indian company triggered the police action. For months, Four Corners has been digging into the business practices of the Adani Group. This is the corporate colossus that plans to build Australia's...
TNM Impact: Bail for woman who saved granddaughter from sexual abuse by killing her own son

TNM Impact: Bail for woman who saved granddaughter from sexual abuse by killing her own son

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Three weeks after TNM reported the imprisonment of a 65-year-old woman who killed her son to protect her granddaughter from sexual abuse, the woman is set to be released on bail. The Superintendent of police for Sivaganga district, T Jayachandran, has told us that the bail order will be passed on Friday evening. On September 18, Devi's* alcoholic son had entered their home in Sakkavayal village and misbehaved with his 19-year-old daughter. This was not the first time that the 47-year-old was attempting to sexually abuse the girl. And when she resisted, he attacked her with a wooden log. According to the granddaughter, Devi was unable to watch this assault any longer and so she picked up a sickle and hacked her own son to death. Investigating officers had then told TN...
Never Miss! Limited PREMIUM OFFER On iPhones in UAE Get iPhone 8, 8 Plus for Dh133 in UAE

Never Miss! Limited PREMIUM OFFER On iPhones in UAE Get iPhone 8, 8 Plus for Dh133 in UAE

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Here are the deals. We all are eagerly waiting for the new line of iPhones that Apple unveiled during their keynote event last week. Apart from the iPhone X, another phone was also announced and it’s the successor to the iPhone 7 – the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Touted as the new generation of iPhone, the iPhone 8 has an all-glass design, upgraded cameras and of course, beefed up systems. It also has wireless charging – gone are the days when charging cables would get frilled with this no-frills solution. The iPhone 8 will be available in the UAE starting Saturday (September 23). That being said, several great deals and promos are already available if you’re keen to grab one of Apple’s latest devices. One such offer is&nbs...
SHOCKING: Woman was accused of committing adultery gets public lashings

SHOCKING: Woman was accused of committing adultery gets public lashings

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A 30-year-old Indonesian woman remains in a hospital in Banda Aceh as a result of wounds inflicted on her after being beaten in public as a punishment decreed by a local court, according to the Daily Mail. The barbaric public lashings, which occurred in Banda Aceh, are the latest to emerge from the only province in the country to implement the Islamic punishment. The public lashings, which took place outside the city’s grand mosque after Friday prayers in the city of Lhokseumawe last week, drew a large crowd of observers. Mazidah, who goes by one name, was convicted of adultery for the simple fact of being with a man in private places, in the presence of a man who was not her husband; an act punishable in this area of Indonesia, which has ...
One of the best airlines in the world has lost its biggest market

One of the best airlines in the world has lost its biggest market

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On Monday, the governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain announced that they have severed diplomatic relations with Qatar. Caught in the diplomatic crisis is the country's national airlines, Qatar Airways. All three Gulf nations have refused the Qatari airline access to its airspace. Unfortunately for the Doha, Qatar-based airlines, Saudi Arabia along with the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai happen to be some of its biggest markets. In fact, according to CAPA - The Center for Aviation analyst Will Horton, Saudi Arabia is Qatar Airways' largest market. Conversely, the Qatar Airways' presence in Saudi Arabia is the largest of any international airline. Qatar Airways was not immediately available for commen...
Qatar may have paid $1 billion in ransom for release of royal family members captured while hunting with falcons

Qatar may have paid $1 billion in ransom for release of royal family members captured while hunting with falcons

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A ransom payment of up to $1 billion to Iranian and al-Qaeda-linked forces in Syria may have been the tipping point for Qatari-Gulf Arab relations, the Financial Times reported on Monday. Qatar paid out the hefty ransom to secure the release of 26 members of a falconry party, some of whom were members of Qatar's royal family, who had been hunting in southern Iraq, "commanders of militant groups and government officials in the region" told the Financial Times. The news of Qatar's ransom comes after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and a powerful military leader in Libya allsevered ties with Doha on Monday . SPA, a Saudi state news agency, said that the kingdom cut ties because Qatar "embraces m...
President Khalifa orders early payment of salaries ahead of Eid

President Khalifa orders early payment of salaries ahead of Eid

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President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered payment of salaries of all federal government department employees by June 20 ahead of Eid, official news agency WAM reported on Monday. The order will also benefit pensioners and citizens who are eligible for social assistance, it added. Dubai government employees to get June salary early Source:  www.gulfnews.com
Saying Nice Things About Qatar Could Get You Arrested in Dubai and Beyond

Saying Nice Things About Qatar Could Get You Arrested in Dubai and Beyond

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Earlier this week, several nations cut their diplomatic ties with the State of Qatar, claiming the country supports terrorist groups. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates shut down all air, ground and sea routes with Qatar, and by Monday night, Qatar Airways wasn’t permitted to fly into or over the aforementioned countries. Now, restrictions are growing even tighter — even for those transiting through the UAE. Today, the country threatened that it would punish anyone who expressed sympathy toward Qatar with up to 15 years in prison and a fine of at least 500,000 dirhams ($136,000), and it announced that it was going to bar entry for Qataris to the country. If you’re traveling through the UAE, including D...
Farmers’ wing in Rajasthan plans statewide protest from June 15

Farmers’ wing in Rajasthan plans statewide protest from June 15

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Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) a peasant’s wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is gearing up for a showdown with the government. The organisation will hold an indefinite dharna from June 15 at all the divisional headquarters against the government’s “anti-farmer policies”. Members of the organisation alleged that the government’s apathetic attitude towards the problems of farmers is compelling the newer generations to give up agriculture. “It is not a good sign for the nation and the economy,” Ram Kumar Nagar, BKS state coordinator said. “The oppressive and anti-farmer policies of the government have made farmers beggars,” BKS vice-president said. “Suicide by hundreds of farmers because of debt and other econ...