Congress president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday attended a prayer meeting of CRPF jawan Amit Kumar Kori, who was killed in the recent Pulwama terror attack, and paid tributes to the slain soldier. Congress general secretary in-charge of western Uttar Pradesh Jyotiraditya Scindia was also present at the prayer meeting held in Shamli district.
AMMONNEWS - A slight rise in temperatures is expected on Wednesday, but the weather will stay cold and partly cloudy with a chance for scattered showers in the northern and central parts of the Kingdom, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.Winds will be northwesterl
AMMONNEWS - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and his Jordanian counterpart, Omar al-Razza, signed 14 economic agreements Feb. 2 between the two countries, during their meetings on the Iraqi-Jordan border, where a joint industrial city will be established.The agreements include the transport
AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, the government launched on Wednesday morning the Jordanian response plan for the Syrian crisis for the year 2019, with wide participation of the relevant ministries, the various ambassadors of Arab and foreign countries, the United Nations Resident Representat
Uganda's ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek a sixth term in office, a party resolution said Wednesday. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) called for Museveni to «continue leading the movement and the state in 2021 and beyond to eliminate bottlenecks to transformation.» The resolution was adopted at a retreat for top party officials chaired by Museveni. The move comes after a bill was signed in December 2017 scrapping a presidential age limit of 75, which would have blocked Museveni from running again, sparking demonstrations and an outcry from the opposition which accused the president of seeking to rule for life. The constitutional court in July last year ruled in favour of removing the limit. Last month Uganda's Supreme Court began hearing a petition to challenge this decision. Museveni, who seized power at the head of a rebel army in 1986, once said leaders who «overstayed» were the root of Africa's problems. However while running for a fifth term in 2016, he said it was not the right time for him to leave, as he still had work to do. Museveni is the only president most Ugandans have known in a country where the median age is less than 16. Young Ugandans have recently been energised by pop star-turned-MP Bobi Wine, who spearheaded protests against the age-limit amendment and has rapidly become a thorn in the government's side. Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, told CNN in an interview earlier this month that he was «seriously considering» running for president in 2021. «We believe that by the time we get to the election which is about two years away, we will have many Ugandans registered as voters and overwhelming Museveni looks like our only way out,» he said in the interview. Kyagulanyi was charged with treason in August, along with more than 30 opposition politicians, over the alleged stoning of Museveni's convoy after a campaign rally in the northwestern town of Arua. During the campaign, Kyagulanyi's driver was shot dead when soldiers from the elite presidential guard raided the hotel in which he was staying. The singer has also accused the security forces of torturing and beating him while in custody and later received medical treatment in the US for the injuries he said he received. The authorities have denied the allegations. © Agence France-Presse
The importance of the Commonwealth to ensuring good governance and the respect of human rights was the focus of discussions between the Seychelles’ President and a delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) on Tuesday. The delegation met with Faure at State House in the capital, Victoria. The head of the delegation, Tessa Blackstone, said that in line with good governance, the president has shared some of his vision as the head of state. «He talked a bit about what it means to be president here and that he wants to be a little bit above politics, play a head of state role, and at the same time, engage in the issues that affect the people of this country and to try and improve their conditions,» said Blackstone. The delegation and the President also discussed Seychelles’ association with the Commonwealth and the shared values and principles it upholds in the areas of democracy, human rights and good governance. A press release from State House said, “President Faure noted that Seychelles remains committed to cementing the excellent bond that Seychelles and the CPA share on a bilateral and multilateral level.” He expressed his hope to see renewed efforts to elevate the cooperation to new heights following their visit. The head of the delegation, Tessa Blackstone, said that in line with good governance, the president has shared some of his vision as the head of state. (Joena Meme) Photo License: CC-BY Members of the delegation also met with Vice President Vincent Meriton where discussion revolved around the blue planet and climate change. Earth is seen as a blue planet since the ocean, which covers more than two-thirds of its surface, is home to an incredible variety of species. In April last year, the 53 countries of the Commonwealth adopted the Blue Charter through which members will actively co-operate to solve ocean-related problems and meet commitments for sustainable ocean development. During their official visit to Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, the delegation is meeting with members of the National Assembly and of the Cabinet of Ministers. The delegation is also expected to hold a seminar and share knowledge about how different sectors operates in the UK as well as how UK’s parliamentary process is working. Seychelles joined the Commonwealth in 1976 and since then the island nation has received a great support from the voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states, especially on ocean issues. An ocean governance internship programme under the Commonwealth Youth Council exposed at least 30 young people to blue economy employment in 2017. In addition, the Commonwealth has carried out feasibility studies on new sectors such as aquaculture, marine biotechnology and marine renewable energy, while also advising the government on national ocean policies and governance regimes.
Stocks of European banks are currently lagging behind market indices. 2018 saw roughly 300 billion euros in shareholders’ money wiped out across the European banking sector, down 25.8% compared to 11.0% for the wider market. Despite a more positive start to the year, European banks are still lagging other sectors, up 5.6% compared to 6.7% for the wider market. European Banks are indeed facing a double-edged sword, whereby they are caught in a situation where the European Central Bank, via its monetary policies, has instilled negative interest rates on high grade fixed income assets. Concurrently, it has sequentially implemented a host of stricter capital requirements, essentially forcing the bank’s hand to hold very high grade assets as well as limiting risk. This has inevitably resulted in the tightening of net interest margins, reducing operating income. Given that the outlook for growth in the European Economic Area remains tepid, there is little hope for a material rise in interest rates in the short term. Indeed, in the ECBs most recent comments they expect the Eurozone’s path of inflation will be shallower while its economic slowdown will be “stronger and broader” than...
In Kenya, female circumcision has been banned since 2011. In spite of numerous NGOs campaigning against it, the brutal practice continues in rural areas.
Three MPs quit Britain's governing Conservatives on Wednesday over Brexit, saying the issue had «re-defined» the party and was «undoing all the efforts to modernise it». «It is with regret that we are writing to resign the Conservative whip and our membership of the party,» Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston said in a joint letter to Prime Minister Theresa May. The trio added that they planned to sit in parliament alongside eight former Labour lawmakers who, also citing their opposition to Brexit, resigned from the main opposition party this week to form the new Independent Group. Mrs May is in Brussels on Wednesday for talks with the European Union aimed at staving off a no-deal Brexit.
A 41-year-old woman has been missing for the past five days, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. Jeanette Burke last made contact with her family in the UK on January 23. She was reported missing to the police last week, on February 15. The police urged anyone with information about Ms Burke or her whereabouts to get in touch with authorities on 212240001 or 119 or at any local police station.
The historic 'language question' in Malta's courts has returned to haunt a former HSBC employee who sued the bank's board for allegedly not being paid outstanding wages upon termination of his employment. The case was filed by the police after the bank allegedly failed to pay Dennis Francalanza, whose termination of employment was declared unfair by the Industrial Relations Tribunal in November 2015. The bank's failure was deemed to be a breach of the collective agreement. Before going into the merits of the case, Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech observed that the summons had been filed in English. She observed that the Constitution and the Criminal Code laid down that the language of the courts was Maltese. The Judicial Proceedings (Use of English Language) Act further laid down that where one or more of the parties was English-speaking and the Maltese-speaking parties made a declaration consenting to the proceedings being conducted in the English language, or where none of the parties was a Maltese-speaking person, the court may order that the proceedings be conducted in the English language. However, no such declaration had been made, nor was the court requested to issue...
Looks like fanatics of the Terminator franchise have something to smile about. Speculations are that the latest Terminator movie, known as ‘Terminator:Dark Fate’, will be hitting cinemas in November.
Dar es Salaam. The African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) get new leaders in the field of data management, evidence generation, and technology.
Dog owner Richard Guttfield, 51, was heartbroken when Levi Pislea, 22, stole his beloved 11-month-old puppy named Wilma from his home in Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) polls slated for March 2 have exposed leadership cracks in the Masters Security Football Club. Recently, Masters Security FC officials have been caught giving contradictory remarks in the media ranging... The post Sulom elections expose cracks in Masters Security FC appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Malawi Police in Nkhotakota have arrested a 36 year old man for intimidating a person with albinism. Central region police spokesperson Noriah Chihana Chimala said Stain Matope threatened to sell off the person with albinism.... The post Police arrest man for intimidating person with albinism appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Minister of Sports, Youth, Labour and Manpower Development Grace Chiumia is expected to be joined by several foreign dignitaries, members of the diplomatic corps as well as local high profile guests for the second red... The post All set for 2nd edition of Malawi Sport Awards gala appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
The High Court sitting in Chitipa has convicted a man who chopped off an arm of a person with albinism and run away with it. Judge Thom Ligowe has reserved the sentencing. The court heard... The post High Court convicts albino attacker in Chitipa appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
The Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) has pulled out of presidential task force on people with albinism membership after Homeland Security minister Nicholas Dausi said the resurgent attackshas not yet reached crisis... The post Minister Dausi irks people with albinism: Apam pulls out of presidential task force appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Dialogue is the only way to resolve outstanding issues between India, Pakistan, said Saudi Crown Prince.
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati claimed on Wednesday that the BJP was afraid of its tie-up with the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and was now desperate to forge an alliance of its own. Her remarks came in the wake of the BJP announcing a tie-up with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.
In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India was a victim of terrorism «sheltered and supported» from across the border, as he demanded that all nations reject the use of terrorism against others, dismantle the terror infrastructure and stop its financing.
Ontario residents are experiencing months-long waits for birth and death certificates as the Ministry of Government Services operation ServiceOntario faces “longer than normal processing times.”
A Manitoba mother whose daughter died mysteriously while the pair were at an all-inclusive Dominican Republic vacation has returned home but is still in search of answers.
A man who strangled his wife and concealed her body in a wall of their home has been granted day parole after saying he wished he could push a reset button to undo what he did. Allan Shyback was convicted of manslaughter and causing an indignity to a body in the 2012 death of Lisa Mitchell.
An eighth Labour MP quit the party on Wednesday in protest against leader Jeremy Corbyn, joining a mounting rebellion sparked by rows over anti-Semitism and Brexit.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc has backed Rabbet, a U.S. startup that develops software to help make construction finance more efficient, the companies said on Wednesday.
Caesars Entertainment Corp said on Wednesday it will continue to look at options for the company, a day after activist investor Carl Icahn urged the U.S. casino operator to consider selling itself.