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November 19, 2013

Iraq executes 19 prisoners over terrorist acts

Baghdad, Nov 19: Iraq's Minister of Justice Hassan al-Shimmary Tuesday said the country has executed 19 convicted prisoners during the month over terror charges.The minister told reporters at a press conference that the executions were carried out Nov 7-17, Xinhua reported. Among the executed, some convicts were found guilty in deadly attacks against civilians and Iraqi security forces, including twin bomb attacks on police headquarters in the province of Karbala, the minister said. The increasing number of executions in…

OPEC crude basket closes tad lower

Vienna, Nov 19: The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.04 a barrel Monday, compared to $105.24 last Friday, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations.The OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela).

NSDC to enhance financial support to entrepreneurs

New Delhi, Nov 19: The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will enhance financial support to entrepreneurs involved in skill development activities, a top official said on Tuesday.Addressing a media briefing here, NSDC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Dilip Chenoy said the corporation would now fund any eligible project instead of doing it selectively. Chenoy said NSDC has so far committed Rs.2,000 crore of financial support to firms involved in skill development activities. "Disbursal is close…

PIL seeks clampdown on unauthorised deposit schemes

New Delhi, Nov 19: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the centre, RBI and market regulator SEBI on a PIL seeking a clampdown on all unauthorised and illegal deposit schemes including collective investment schemes and prosecution of violators.The public-interest litigation sought directions for the recovery of the money mobilised by unauthorised and illegal schemes so that the same could be returned to gullible investors. The notice was also issued to the ministry of corporate affairs, Serious Fraud Investigation…

Woman gives birth at polling centre in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 19: A woman gave birth to a healthy baby at a polling centre in Nepal Tuesday as the country voted to elect its second Constituent Assembly, a media report said.The woman, Hira Bista, a resident of Achcham district, delivered the baby soon after casting her vote at the Babla VDC-6 polling centre, Nepalnews.com reported. Hira Bista had come to cast her vote lying on a stretcher at 8 a.m. Soon after balloting, she experienced labour pains and gave birth.
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