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European Union warns Maldives of sanctions

The Maldives has been in turmoil since strongman President Abdulla Yameen jailed or exiled all his main opponents in recent months. “The European Union adopted today a framework for targeted sanctions in view of the situation in the Maldives, making it possible, if the situation does not improve, to impose ... Read More »

Three dead in Nicaragua clashes as US slaps sanctions on government

The deaths occurred in renewed violence in the country’s northwest, where security forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega fought with anti-government activists in a bid to quash the popular uprising against the embattled leader. More than 220 people have been killed in the ongoing unrest since mid-April. Earlier, around 20 ... Read More »

ICC introduces stricter sanctions for ball-tampering

At the end of its annual conference in Dublin, the world body came up with its plan to curb unruly behaviour on the field that has been under the scanner for a while now in the ‘gentlemen’s game’. Upgrading ball-tampering from a level 2 to a level 3 offence has ... Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar sanctions Rs 40 lakh from MP funds for school in J&K

Jammu: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has sanctioned nearly Rs 40 lakhs from the MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds for construction of a school building in Bandipora district of north Kashmir. According to PTI, Sachin Tendulkar wrote a letter to the District Magistrate and the District Collector (Office of Mumbai ... Read More »