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Delhi high court wants norms for clean Dwarka

NEWS SCAN Keen to ensure cleanliness in Dwarka, the Delhi high court has ordered South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to draft guidelines and introduce concepts like colour-coding to segregate waste. The issue of waste segregation has to be addressed by civic agencies on a “priority basis”, a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat

Trump uses London attack to support travel ban

With a stroke of a pen in January, President Donald Trump triggered chaos as lawful permanent residents, refugees and others seeking entry suddenly found themselves in a legal no man’s land, stuck between the US border and the President’s executive order on immigration. Now, after

Guatemala judge pleads guilty in FIFA fraud case

NEWS SCAN  Hector Trujillo, a Guatemalan judge who served as general secretary for Guatemala’s soccer federation, pled guilty to fraud and conspiracy in the FIFA  scandal. Judge Trujillo entered the plea before US District Judge Pamela Chen in the Eastern District of New York [official website]. Trujillo has agreed to pay back

UN Security Council adds sanctions against North Korea

NEWS SCAN  The United Nations Security Council decided on to expand existing sanctions placed on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea  and applied those sanctions to 14 individuals and four organizations. The expansion of resolution 1718 will impose an asset freeze and travel ban on those that new resolution 2356 names