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Bill on timeframe for prosecution sanction in graft cases in Rajya Sabha

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 21:49

A bill which makes it mandatory for the competent authority to decide on granting prosecution sanction within three months of a complaint was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

US sanctions complicate nuclear issue: Iran

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 21:02

Iran has criticised the latest US sanctions which came into effect Monday, and said that imposing fresh sanctions only complicates its nuclear issue.

US exempts India and 8 others from sanctions for Iranian oil

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 09:41

United States has noted that these countries have significantly reduced their dependence on Iranian oil in the last six months.

CVC awaits sanction to prosecute 45 govt officials for graft

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 17:15

The Central Vigilance Commission is awaiting sanction from different departments for over four months to prosecute 45 government officials, including IAS and IPS officers, for their alleged involvement in corruption.

US warns Pakistan over Iran-Pak gas pipeline project

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 09:31

The US has warned Pakistan that if it goes ahead with the construction of a USD 7.5 billion gas pipeline with Iran, sanctions would be triggered, even as a section of the project was inaugurated Tuesday.

Lokpal: Law Min against power to file chargesheet without sanction

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 14:02

The Law Ministry has opposed a provision in the Lokpal Bill which gives the ombudsman power to file charge sheet against a public servant without sanction.

China opposes unilateral sanctions against Iran

Last Updated: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 21:13

The Chinese foreign ministry expressed the country's opposition again after Washington exempted China and Singapore from sanctions over purchasing oil from Iran.

Hillary calls Suu Kyi on sanction decision

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 00:13

Hillary Clinton has informed Aung San Suu Kyi about the recent US decision to ease sanctions on the southeast Asian country.

CBI awaiting sanction in 39 corruption cases

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 15:21

The CBI is awaiting sanction for prosecution from authorities concerned in 39 corruption cases for over three months.

UN chief calls for lifting of sanctions on Myanmar

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012, 20:34

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community Monday to lift its sanctions on Myanmar to support democratic reforms and to substantially increase aid for the country's development.

EU agrees to suspend Myanmar sanctions

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 08:43

The European Union (EU) has formally agreed to suspend sanctions against Myanmar, with an exception of its arms embargo, for a year in recognition of "historic changes" in the country, BBC reported officials as saying.

EU to reward Myanmar with sanctions suspension

Last Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012, 09:11

European Union nations are set to reward Myanmar for its "remarkable" reforms by suspending most sanctions Monday, a move opening the way to a potential trade and investment bonanza for Europe.