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Hong Kong former official, property tycoon guilty in graft case

Dec 20, 2014

Hong Kong former official, property tycoon guilty in graft case

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A former top Hong Kong civil servant was found guilty on Friday of accepting HK$8.5 million ($1.1 million) in bribes from executives of property developer Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, in the city's highest profile corruption case. The jury of six women and three men reached their verdicts after deliberating for five days following a trial that exposed the cozy relationship between the city's powerful developers and government in the former British colony. Rafael Hui, 66, who headed Hong Kong's civil service from 2005 to 2007, was found guilty of three counts of misconduct in public office and two counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct. #Brazil #Business #China #France #India #Latin America #markets #Middle East #Pakistan #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom
Bengal to get Sunderbans tourism roadmap soon

Dec 20, 2014

Bengal to get Sunderbans tourism roadmap soon

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) A roadmap for developing tourism in the Sunderbans mangrove region, incorporating a collaborative community model, will be delivered to the West Bengal government soon, it was announced here Friday. Sunderbans delta is the world's largest mangrove reserve and one of the planet's most fragile eco-systems. #Ajax #Books #Entertainment #ians-video #India #jpg #Multimedia #Opera #Technology
Pope wishes Rome luck on Olympic bid but jokes "I won't be around"

Dec 20, 2014

Pope wishes Rome luck on Olympic bid but jokes "I won't be around"

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. #Arabic #Argentina #author #Brazil #Business #Italy #markets #United States
Using free software in education can save Rs.8,000 crore

Dec 20, 2014

Using free software in education can save Rs.8,000 crore

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) Using free software under Information and Communication Technology in Education (ICT) in 3.2 lakh schools across the country can save over Rs.8,000 crore, said an expert in free software. Rahul De of IIM Bangalore said this, Friday, while speaking at the opening day of 5th International Free Software Conference - Swatantra 2014 being held here #Books #Firefox #ians-photo #ians-video #India #jpg #News #NewsTracker #Opera
Pakistan's most hated man - volleyball player, child killer

Dec 20, 2014

Pakistan's most hated man - volleyball player, child killer

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed "Slim". His real name is Umar Mansoor and the Pakistani Taliban say he masterminded this week's massacre of 132 children and nine staff at a school in Peshawar - the deadliest militant attack in Pakistan's history. A video posted on Thursday on a website used by the Taliban shows a man with a luxuriant chest-length beard, holding an admonishing finger aloft as he seeks to justify the Dec #Arabic #Argentina #Business #facebook #Government #Latin America #markets #Pakistan #Technology #United Kingdom #United States
US resurgence is real, we are better off: Obama

Dec 20, 2014

US resurgence is real, we are better off: Obama

Washington, Dec 20, (IANS) US President Barack Obama said that the US economy is looking up and underlined America's leadership role around the world, in his year-end conference here Friday. "As a country, we have every right to be proud of what we've accomplished -- more jobs, more people insured, a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, booming energy -- pick any metric that you want; America's resurgence is real. We are better off," Obama said, according to a CNN report. #Books #Chrome #Congress #India #jpg #News #Opera #science #Sports
67-year-old man rapes minor in Delhi

Dec 20, 2014

67-year-old man rapes minor in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) A 67-year-old man raped a Class II student living in his neighbourhood while she was returning from school, police said Friday. Police said the accused has been arrested. #Ajax #Business #editors-choice #ians-photo #ians-video #indian #Multimedia #News #NewsTracker #Opera #Sports #Technology
Obama says U.S. blacks overall better off than when he began presidency

Dec 20, 2014

Obama says U.S. blacks overall better off than when he began presidency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said U.S. blacks are better off now than they were when he began his presidency in 2009, but that the gap between blacks and whites remains. "Like the rest of America, Black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office .. #Argentina #author #Brazil #facebook #France #Latin America #Mexico #Technology #United Kingdom
India, Bangladesh can work on mutually beneficial projects: Modi

Dec 20, 2014

India, Bangladesh can work on mutually beneficial projects: Modi

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India conveyed to Bangladesh that it is willing to work on mutually beneficial projects during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Bangladesh President M. Abdul Hamid here Friday. During talks between Modi and Hamid, both sides warmly recollected their joint endeavours during the Liberation struggle of 1971, according to tweets posted by the ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. #Business #Congress #editors-choice #jpg #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Sports #Technology
Over three years, 70 pregnant women found HIV+ in Tripura

Dec 20, 2014

Over three years, 70 pregnant women found HIV+ in Tripura

Agartala, Dec 19 (IANS) About 70 pregnant women have tested HIV-positive in Tripura in the past three years, an official of the Tripura State AIDS Control Society (TSACS) said here Friday. "Though, 70 pregnant women have been tested HIV-positive since 2012, if they undergo prescribed treatment available at the government hospitals, the chance of getting HIV infection to their babies will be reduced to a large extent," a TSACS official told IANS #Ajax #Business #Congress #Entertainment #Firefox #ians-photo #ians-video #India #indian #Technology