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Friday, June 22, 2018

Enforcement Directorate (ED) moves special court to declare Vijay Mallya as fugitive offender Friday June 22,2018

The Enforcement Directorate (ED)on Friday June 22,2018  moved special court to declare fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya fugitive offender and confiscate his assets worth Rs 12,500 crore under new legislation.

A Mumbai special court on Thursday June 21,2018 ordered arrest of Mallya for his alleged involvement in a case of money laundering and cheating a consortium of banks of over Rs 6,000 crore.

The court also issued summons to Mallya's firms, Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) and United Breweries Holdings Limited (UBHL), before adjourning the hearing in the case to July 30,2018

The agency has filed the charge sheet, also known as prosecution complaint, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, naming Mallya, his firms KFA and UBHL besides others.

The ED had last year filed its first charge sheet against Mallya, now in London, in the alleged Rs 900-crore IDBI Bank-Kingfisher Airlines loan fraud case.

The fresh charge sheet revolves around the complaint received from State Bank of India (SBI) on behalf of the consortium of banks for causing loss of Rs 6,027 crore to them by not keeping repayment commitments of the loans taken during 2005-10.

Canada set to become first G7 nation to legalise cannabis Tuesday June 19,2018

Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday June 19,2018  to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait some months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.

Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a nationwide, legal marijuana market, although each Canadian province is working up its own rules for pot sales. The federal government and the provinces also still need to publish regulations that will govern the cannabis trade.

The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 52-29.

"We have seen in the Senate tonight a historic vote that ends 90 years of prohibition of cannabis in this country, 90 years of needless criminalization, 90 years of a just-say-no approach to drugs that hasn't worked," said independent Sen. Tony Dean, who sponsored the bill in the upper house.

Canada is the largest developed country to end a nationwide prohibition on marijuana use. In the neighboring U.S., nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana. California, home to one in eight Americans, launched the United States' biggest legal marijuana marketplace on Jan.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tweeted that it was a "historic milestone for progressive policy in Canada as we shift our approach to cannabis"

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor tweeted she was thrilled that the Senate approved the bill. "We're on the cusp of a sensible, responsible and equitable cannabis policy," she said

Thursday, June 21, 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia June 14-July 15,2018 - Australia forward Nabbout ruled out of FIFA World Cup Thursday June 21,2018

Australia forward Andrew Nabbout has been ruled out of the World Cup after sustaining a serious shoulder injury during the 1-1 draw with Denmark on Thursday June 21,2018, coach Bert van Marwijk said.

Nabbout grabbed at his shoulder after falling in a challenge and came off grimacing in the 74th minute of the Group C match in Samara.

"He has bad shoulder injury and his tournament is over," Dutchman Van Marwijk told 

With one point from their opening two games, Australia's chances of reaching the knockout rounds are on a knife edge, and they need victory against Peru in their final match to have any hope of advancing.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl Thursday June 21,2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday June 21,2018, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram.

Ardern, 37, became New Zealand’s youngest prime minister when she took office through a coalition deal last year after an inconclusive election, and now becomes the first woman in the country’s history to give birth while in office.

“Welcome to our village wee one,” Ardern wrote on Instagram.

“Feeling very lucky to have a healthy baby girl that arrived at 4.45 pm weighing 3.31 kg (7.3 lb) ... We’re all doing really well thanks to the wonderful team at Auckland City Hospital.”

She posted a picture of herself, smiling and holding the baby in a woollen blanket, with her partner, television presenter Clarke Gayford.

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has stepped in as acting prime minister and will run the country for the next six weeks while Ardern takes maternity leave, according to an agreement they published earlier.

Ardern is one of the few elected leaders to hold office while pregnant. Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto gave birth while she was prime minister in 1990.

The public has generally been supportive of the popular Ardern.

New Zealand has long had a progressive reputation and was the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893 and Ardern is the country’s third female prime minister.

First Look of Thalapathy Vijay's Sarkar. Thalapathy 62 is Sarkar

Here is the First Look of Thalapathy Vijay's Sarkar. Thalapathy 62 is Sarkar," the makers wrote while sharing the first look of Vijay from the movie while for the second one, they tweeted:

"Happy Birthday Thalapathy Vijay! Here is the second look of Sarkar.

 In the first poster, Vijay's coolness quotient is unmatchable as he can be seen lighting a smoke like a boss - his kala chashma look adds oodles of swag to his look.

2018-19 Premier League - Manchester United Sign Fred From Shakhtar Donetsk Thursday June 21,2018

Brazilian international midfielder Fred completed his move to the team he says are the "biggest club in the world" Manchester United for a reported £50 million ($67 million) on Thursday June 21,2018

The 25-year-old -- who missed Brazil's opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland at the World Cup because of an ankle injury -- gives United manager Jose Mourinho a powerful-looking midfield, with the Brazilian set to slot in alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
"This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team," Fred told the United website.

"To work with Jose Mourinho, who has won so many trophies in his time as a coach, is an opportunity not to be missed.

"I cannot wait to get started and to meet my new team-mates.

"This is a very exciting time for me with my focus now fully on the World Cup with Brazil."

Mourinho, who has also signed Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot from Porto, said Fred would add a missing component to the midfield.

Fred will hope to make the same impact on the Premier League as Brazilian international team-mates Willian and Fernandinho, who also arrived in England via spells with Shakhtar.

Handed his debut by Dunga in 2014, Fred's international career was disrupted after testing positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide during the 2015 Copa America.

He was banned from international football for a year by South America's governing body CONMEBOL, but only missed four months for Shakhtar as FIFA did not extend the ban to cover all confederations until February 2016.

Fred did not return to the national team until a 3-0 friendly win over Russia in March.

Ireland Announce 14-Member Squad For India T20Is

Ireland have included off-spinner Andy McBrine and left-arm fast bowler Joshua Little in their 14-man squad for the forthcoming two-T20I series against India.

The two T20Is against India will both be played at Dublin, on June 27 and June 29,2018

Ireland T20 squad for India series
Gary Wilson (captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O'Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson.