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Thai Supreme Court convicts opposition leader for defaming PM

NEWS SCAN Thailand’s Supreme Court sentenced opposition leader Jatuporn Prompan to one year in prison for defaming Thailand’s current prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Jatuporn, a leader of the “red shirt” opposition party, which supports two of Thailand’s formerly ousted prime ministers, was convicted [Reuters report] for calling Abhisit a “murderer”

Court convicts more than 40 in Rome corruption trial

NEWS SCAN A Rome court on Thursday convicted dozens of defendants in a wide-ranging corruption trial that revealed a system of kickbacks and intimidation to gain control of city contracts, but acquitted all of the defendants on key charges of mafia-style association. The trial was

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

NEWS SCAN President Donald Trump’s administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. Community groups say the move,

IRF ban: Delhi HC recuses from hearing plea

NEWS SCAN The Delhi High Court on Friday recused from hearing a plea by Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) to set aside judicial tribunal decision to ban the organisation under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The hearing will now continue before a different bench

ED files chargesheet against CA in Rs 8,000 cr money

NEWS SCAN The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today filed a chargesheet in a money laundering case against a chartered accountant allegedly linked to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti. The chargesheet against Rajesh Agarwal in a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case was filed