Suu Kyi touts peace efforts in a visit to Myanmar heartland

Suu Kyi touts peace efforts in a visit to Myanmar heartland

    MYAETINEKAN VILLAGE, August 7 (Reuters): Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told villagers at the heart of the country on Monday that talks with ethnic rebels must be a priority, after putting peace negotiations ahead of economic reforms in her first months in power.   Suu Kyi inherited the long-running ethnic conflicts when […]

SKorean prosecutors urge court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 yrs

SKorean prosecutors urge court  to imprison Samsung heir for 12 yrs

    SEOUL, August 7 (AP): South Korean prosecutors recommended imprisoning the billionaire heir of the Samsung business empire for 12 years on Monday, urging a court to convict him of bribery and other crimes in a national corruption scandal.   The prosecutors’ recommendation ends a four-month-long trial into allegations against Samsung’s 49-year-old vice chairman, […]

Al-Jazeera denounces Israel’s decision to close its bureau

JERUSALEM, August 7 (AP): Al-Jazeera on Monday denounced Israel’s decision to close the Jerusalem bureau of Qatar’s flagship satellite network, saying the measure was “undemocratic” and that it will take legal action.   Israel’s move follows in the footsteps of four Arab countries that are aligned against Qatar as part of a months-long political dispute […]

Britannia to set up its largest plant in Maharashtra

  Kolkata, August 7 (IANS): FMCG major Britannia Industries plans to set up its largest plant at Ranjangaon Food Park in Maharashtra, company Chairman Nusli Wadia said on Monday.   “The company is planning to set up its largest plant at the Ranjangaon Food Park…,” Wadia told shareholders at the 98th Annual General Meeting here. […]

GST Council raises cess cap: SUVs may cost more

  New Delhi, August 7 (IANS): Sports utility vehicles (SUVs), racing cars, station wagons and 10-seater cars, which includes some high-end cars and also cars used for rentals, may soon become more expensive as the GST Council has asked the government to raise the cess cap to 25 per cent from the current 15 per […]

Can young legislators be the change makers?

  The young as well as the upright legislators need to expose and end the practice of taking commissions and ending the culture of nepotism   In Nagaland State the need for change has reached saturation point. It is like a ripe fruit waiting to be picked. Unfortunately, no one seems ready and willing to […]

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and his wife separate

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and his wife separate

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, 50, the owner of Chelsea soccer team, and his wife, gallery owner Daria Zhukova, 36, have separated, the couple said in a statement on Monday.   “After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate, but we remain close friends, […]