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Ai Weiwei joins Amnesty writing campaign to support Snowden, others

LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has joined an Amnesty International campaign to encourage people to write messages supporting 11 people, including former U.S. National Security Agency..
Reuters India

New notes worth Rs 6 crore, 7kg gold haul in Bengaluru tax raids

new notes worth rs 6 crore, 7kg gold haul in bengaluru tax raids
*Bengaluru:* In surprise raids in Karnataka, Income Tax officials found and seized a whopping Rs 6 crore in cash and 7kg gold from the residences of two state government engineers and two contractors..
Mid-Day

Videos for amnesty

News video: Indonesian kids exploited for palm oil profit: Amnesty

Indonesian kids exploited for palm oil profit: Amnesty 01:30

Global consumer companies, including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg and Procter &amp; Gamble, have sourced palm oil from Indonesian plantations where labour abuses were uncovered, according to Amnesty..
Source: Rumble -

News video: Cuba announces nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro's death

Cuba announces nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro's death 01:14

One of the defining figures of the twentieth century, Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90. The Cuban revolutionary and former leader of the island nation, stuck to his Communist principles long..
Source: euronews (in English) -

News video: Police Arrest Dozens During #Nodapl Protest at Bismarck Mall

Police Arrest Dozens During #Nodapl Protest at Bismarck Mall 01:34

A protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in a Bismarck, North Dakota mall led to dozens of arrests on Friday, November 25.In a video taken by an Amnesty International staff member and shared by the..
Source: Storyful Studio -

News video: Rohingya Muslims 'squeezed by callous actions' of Myanmar and Bangladesh - Amnesty International

Rohingya Muslims 'squeezed by callous actions' of Myanmar and Bangladesh - Amnesty International 01:38

Amnesty International says Rohingya Muslims are being “squeezed by the callous actions of both the Myanmar and Bangladesh authorities.” The minority group is reportedly being subjected to..
Source: euronews (in English) -

News video: Turkey withdraws controversial 'child bride' bill

Turkey withdraws controversial 'child bride' bill 02:21

Turkey’s governing AK Party is withdrawing a controversial bill on underage marriage. Critics say it would pardon men convicted of sex with underage girls if the abuser marries the..
Source: euronews (in English) -

 

Pakistan welcomes Donald Trump's offer in disputes resolution: FM

pakistan welcomes donald trump's offer in disputes resolution: fm
*Islamabad*: "We welcome Trump's desire to play a role in resolution of longstanding issues," Xinhua news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria as saying on Thursday. Trump, who..
Mid-Day

Amnesty for armed forces deserters in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced a one-month amnesty to soldiers who have deserted the armed forces.
Zee News Also reported by •newKerala.com

Amid violent protests, Brazil's Senate approves cap on federal spending

Brazil's Senate on Tuesday approved a strict cap on federal spending in a first-round vote that hands a timely victory to President Michel Temer, who is struggling to restore fiscal discipline amid an..
DNA

Vietnam grants amnesty to over 4,000 prisoners, including 14 foreign nationals

Fourteen foreigners will also be released, according to Vietnam Vice Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc. The post Vietnam grants amnesty to over 4,000 prisoners, including 14 foreign nationals appeared..
Firstpost

Note ban: PMGKY isn’t another amnesty scheme, but a cleverly devised foil to tame crooks

Indeed the success of the demonetisation scheme hinged on the follow up amnesty scheme, the one that exacted a stiff price from crooks The post Note ban: PMGKY isn’t another amnesty scheme, but a..
Firstpost

Labour abuses found at Indonesian palm plantations supplying global companies - Amnesty

By Eveline Danubrata and Bernadette Christina Munthe
Sify Also reported by •FirstpostReuters India

Nigeria: FIRS Extends Tax Amnesty For SMEs, No Extension For Others! - PwC Nigeria

The tax amnesty recently introduced by the Federal Inland Revenue Service came to a close on 24 November 2016.
Mondaq

Note ban: Third amnesty in less than 3 yrs; is PM Modi softer to tax evaders than Congress?

Ironical it is because the BJP has always been ruthless in attacking the Congress for treating tax evaders with kid gloves The post Note ban: Third amnesty in less than 3 yrs; is PM Modi softer to..
Firstpost

Amnesty warns over extrajudicial killings after deadly Uganda clashes

Some opposition officials in Uganda have said the government in the past was likely stoking the violence in the area to punish it for shunning the ruling party.
DNA Also reported by •FirstpostReuters India

India launches new tax evasion amnesty scheme to unearth unaccounted cash

By Rajesh Kumar Singh
Sify Also reported by •Reuters India

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, no casualties reported

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits nepal, no casualties reported
*Kathmandu:* An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on Richer scale shook Nepal around 5.20 a.m. on Monday, an official of National Siesmological Centre said. The tremors were also felt in north-east..
Mid-Day

Demonetization a 'once in a lifetime event', urge people to use cash substitutes: Patel

Terming demonetization as a "once in a lifetime event" that requires mammoth logistics, Governor Urjit Patel on Sunday said RBI is taking all necessary actions to "ease the genuine pain of citizens who..
DNA

Brazil's Temer says to veto any amnesty for election crimes

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer said on Sunday that he and leaders of Brazil's Congress will not allow an amnesty for election slush funds sought by some lawmakers to avoid prosecution for..
Reuters India


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