Mauritian Court Allows Appeal of PM’s Corruption Acquittal

Mauritius’s Supreme Court granted permission to the state prosecutor to challenge Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth’s acquittal in a corruption case last year. “This case has a considerable public interest because it is the first time that the court has given its interpretation on the conflict-of-interest offense,” Chief Justice Kheshoe Parsad Matadeen said in a ruling […]

Tata Group may buy Air India

The Tata Group in partnership with Singapore Airlines may be looking at buying India’s national carrier Air India from the government, business news channel ET Now reported on Wednesday citing sources. If the deal comes through, it would be a homecoming of sorts for Air India, which was originally owned by the Tata Group before […]

Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman elevated to Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made his son his successor on Wednesday, removing his nephew as crown prince and giving the 31-year old almost unprecedented powers+ as the world’s leading oil exporter implements transformational reforms. A royal decree appointed Mohammed bin Salman crown prince and deputy prime minister. He retains defence, oil and other portfolios. It […]

Budget 2017-2018 Highlights – Measures for Women Empowerment and Child Development

Government is aiming to promote gender equality and cater for the rights and development of children as well as providing adequate social protection to the poor and vulnerable families, the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Jugnauth, underlined in the 2017-2018 Budget speech. The Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and […]

Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed

At least six people have died after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London 24-storey tower block, and police expect that number to rise. Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved. Firefighters, who rescued many […]

Leo Varadkar: Indian immigrant’s son becomes Ireland’s youngest PM

When Leo Varadkar’s Indian father, Ashok, moved to Ireland in the 1970s, he chose one of Western Europe’s most socially conservative countries to call home. Thirty-eight years later, his youngest child became the once-staunchly Catholic country’s first openly gay prime minister, its first of Indian descent and the youngest person ever to hold the office. […]