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Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: The Lull Before the Storm

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: The Lull Before the Storm Previous articleFarm Lending Continues to ModerateNext articleIndiana Grown Announces Retail Partnership with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Apr 23, 2017 Facebook Twitter Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: The Lull Before the StormJim BowerIf you are looking for dynamic market action, you are not going to find it in the agricultural markets, says Jim Bower, with Bower Trading, “The commodity index is down at levels we have not seen for 6 to 8 months.”  He added that much of the big speculative funds are in the stock market at the present time and not in commodities.Bower states that it would not take much, either on the production side or the demand side, to generate some market action, “The funds are heavily short wheat and also short the corn market. While they have been long soybeans, they have reduced those positions significantly. There is fuel for a fire.” He urged producers and investors to keep a close watch on the news,  especially the weather, “Weather is the one thing that can change the supply side  very very quickly.”Bower remains a fan of the sell and defend market strategy, “That involves selling the cash and defending it with some kind of strategy on paper including written options or bull spreads.”For more information, contact Bower Trading at 800-533-8045 or www.bowertrading.com.This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.  PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS.  TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: The Lull Before the Storm SHARE SHARElast_img read more

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Media freedom still under attack in Bahrain

first_img March 17, 2021 Find out more Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest The Bahraini authorities have been targeting photographers, cameramen and other news and information providers since 2011, and they continue to use trumped-up charges of illegal assembly and attacks on the state to prevent journalists and bloggers from operating.Cameraman Mohammed Al Najar was arrested by riot police while covering a protest in the west Manama district of Daih on 23 February. They released him a few hours later after beating and insulting him, and after taking his jacket and glasses.A cameraman working for the Al-Wefaq opposition association was released on 22 February after being arrested while filming a protest in Bilad Al-Qadeem and spending a week in prison.Two Reuters journalists, photographer Hamad Mohammed and cameraman Aamer Mohammed, were hit on 5 January. Although wearing a clearly-marked press vest, Mohammed was again directly hit by a teargas canister on 30 January, as was Agence France-Presse photographer Mohammed Al Shaikh.Police deliberately targeted reporters covering a series of protests in Bilad Al-Qadeem. Although wearing a clearly-marked press vest, EPA photographer Mazen Mahdi was hit several times hit by teargas canisters and shotgun pellets during clashes between police and protesters on 1, 2 and 4 January. Awaiting trialMustapha Rabea and Ahmed Zain Aldeen, two photographers who were arrested in September together with a third photographer, Houssam Sroor, appeared in court on 26 February on charges of attacking policemen and participating in an illegal gathering. Further hearings have been set for 23 and 24 March.Detained photographer and cameraman Hussam Suroor has hearings set for 23 and 24 March as he continues to be prosecuted on several counts of attacking police, bombing, and participating in an illegal gathering. Arrested on 4 September he was already given a 10-year jail sentence on 30 September 2014 for allegedly attacking an official, participating in demonstrations and possessing flammable products. Aged only 17, he is serving this sentence in Jaw prison. Ahmed Al Mousawi, a well-known photographer who has been detained since 10 February 2014, is being prosecuted on a charge of supplying protesters with SIM cards. His next hearing is scheduled for 29 March.There have been several of hearings in photographer Ammar Abdul Rasool’s appeal against the two-year jail sentence he received on 28 October and the next is scheduled for 1 April. The winner of 81 international awards, he was arrested on 25 July 2014 after plainclothes security men raided his house in the village of Eke and confiscated two cameras and a mobile phone. He is accused of participating in an illegal gathering while at a religious ritual same night.Ahmed Al Fardan, a photographer who has received international awards, has been given a three-month jail sentence on a charge of protesting illegally. Originally arrested in December 2013 and released after two weeks, he is now out on bail of 100 dinars pending the outcome of his appeal, which is due to be heard on 13 December 2015.Fardan, who has worked for the Nurphoto, Demotex and Sipa photo agencies, was arrested at his home in Abu Saiba (west of Manama) at around 3 a.m. on 26 December. According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, he was beaten at the time of his arrest.Reporters Without Borders condemns this systematic persecution of journalists and human right defenders and the renewed deterioration in the climate for freedom of information in Bahrain.“We call on the judicial authorities to release Ammar Abdul Rasool and all other news and information providers who have been arrested arbitrarily, Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said. We also urge the Bahraini authorities to stop putting direct and indirect pressure on anyone daring to transmit information at variance with what is authorized.”Cracking down on tweetsThe authorities also continue to crack down on online content critical of the regime.Nabeel Rajab, who heads the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, is facing the possibility of being returned to prison on 15 March, when a court is due to rule on his appeal against a six-month jail sentence for allegedly insulting the security forces in tweets.Previously acquitted of posting defamatory tweets in 2012, he was released in May 2014 after two years in detention on charges of participating in an illegal gathering, and inciting others to do so.Online activist Yaqoub Slais was fined 200 dinars on 20 February in connection with a tweet on 31 August 2014 (when he was held for a day) in which he criticized forcing solders to vote for certain candidates in the parliamentary elections.The interior ministry arrested nine Bahrainis on 27 January on charges of misusing social media and mocking the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. Their next hearing has been set for 16 March. Blogger Nader Abdul Emam was released on 15 January when an appeal court reduced his original six-month sentence to four months ¬– less than the time he had already been held since his arrest on a charge of insulting a religious leader on Twitter. Arbitrary arrest and tortureSayed Baqer Al Kamel, a photographer who has received 44 international awards, was arrested while leaving the country via the King Fahd causeway to Saudi Arabia on 9 December, and was held for two days. He was previously detained for two days in March 2014.Photographer Mohammed Al Oraibi, was summoned to CID headquarters on 29 October and was told he would face arrest and torture again if he did not become an informant. He filed a complaint against the CID officers who tortured him after his arrest in February 2014 but the complaint has not yet been heard.”Reporters Without Borders urges the Bahraini authorities to hold a serious investigation into the May 2011 torture of journalist Nazeeha Saeed. A special unit in the interior ministry has reopened the case, questioning Saeed again in October and getting her to identify her interrogators in November”, Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said.Writer, blogger and women’s rights activist Ghada Jamsheer continues to be embroiled in hearings in 10 different cases following her release on 15 December after spending three months in jail on a defamation charge for tweeting about alleged corruption at King Hamad University Hospital.Jamsheer was arrested after being summoned to CID headquarters for questioning on 9 September. According to the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, she is banned from appearing on Bahraini radio or TV and her website has been blocked since 2009. Cameraman Qassim Zain Aldeen lost his appeal on 25 February and is serving a three-year sentence right now in Jaw prison, where he is accused of vandalism in Dry Dock prison after his arrest in August 2013. Hussain Hubail, a press photographer who was given a five-year jail sentence in April 2014, is supposed to be receiving medical treatment in a hospital but officials at Jaw prison refuse to transfer him to the hospital when he has appointments or when otherwise necessary. He has missed two appointments and must see a doctor urgently because the medication he was given for high blood pressure has run out.Censorship and revoking citizenshipAl Arab News Channel’s broadcasts from Bahrain were suspended just hours after its launch on 2 February after it interviewed an opposition figure in its first news bulletin. The Information Affairs Authority said on 9 February that it had “failed to obtain the required licensing approval to commence broadcasting in Bahrain.”Three reporters – Reem Khalifa of the Associated Press, Fareshta Saeed of Reuters and Nazeeha Saeed – were banned from attending the head of the Al-Wefaq opposition group’s appearances in court on 28 January and 25 February. Isa Ibrahim, a photographer working for the Al-Wasat newspaper, was also asked not to take any pictures and to leave the area.The government revoked the Bahraini nationality of journalist Abbas Busafwan, writer Ali Al Dairi, blogger Ali AbdulEmam and 72 other Bahrainis on 31 January without charging or trying any of them. Although the right to one’s nationality is internationally accepted, the Bahraini authorities have been using its withdrawal to punish outspoken critics and deter dissent.Reporters Without Borders calls the authorities to rescind this decision and stop harassing journalists and bloggers for criticizing the government and the royal family. Bahrain is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Bahrain October 14, 2020 Find out more to go further Organisation Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives March 11, 2015 – Updated on March 9, 2017 Media freedom still under attack in Bahrain News June 15, 2020 Find out more German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutorslast_img read more

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Summer sizzles on the coast for prestige sales agents

first_imgOne of the many properties listed with ELITE Lifestyle Properties who are reporting high sales this summer.BLUE chip water and beachfront properties are going strong with a Sunshine Coast agency reporting sales of almost $20 million this summer. ELITE Lifestyle Properties principal Mark Unkel said confidence in blue chip water and beachfront properties were growing from strength to strength with buyers from throughout Australia and overseas flocking to the region for its world class lifestyle and strong growth.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoWith the agency nearing almost $20 million in sales this summer, Mr Unkel said it was local buyers snapping up the prestige properties.“Local buyers account for around 60 per cent of the market with 30 per cent coming from interstate, predominantly New South Wales and Victoria, while the remainder are from overseas, mainly New Zealand, Asia and the UK,’’ he said.Mr Unkel said prices had started to return to pre GFC levels, highlighted by the recent $2.075 million sale of a waterfront home at 114 Sunbird Chase, Parrearra, which was a record for the area.Mr Unkel is entering his 25th year selling prestige homes in Minyama, Mooloolaba, Buddina and Parrearra.“ELITE offers a range of specialised selling structures to suit various time frames and budgets, plus an innovative and flexible approach when going to market,’’ he said.last_img read more

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Clive Palmer settles on $12m jawdropping beach house

first_imgThere is enough room to park eight cars in the basement. Businessman Clive Palmer, pictured here outside the Supreme Court in Brisbane on Monday, now has a beach house on Hedges Ave. Picture: AAP Image/Dave Hunt.CLIVE Palmer’s jawdropping $12m beach house has cleared settlement just a month after he fell in love with it — boxing ring, fully aircon gym, 22m lap pool and all.The five bedroom designer home is in one of the most coveted parts of the Gold Coast in the exclusive seaside strip of Hedges Avenue in Mermaid Beach. The Hedges Avenue home is one of the most beautiful on the millionaire strip. The home has 20m of beach frontage. The views are breathtaking and the home makes stunning use of indoor-outdoor flow over its 810 sqm double block. It has 20 metres of beach frontage. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The multistorey property had a stunning $12m price tag. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 “It’s one of the most iconic Hamptons style homes on the beachfront there and one of the first to have been built on the beachfront using that style of architecture on Mermaid Beach,” Mr Velissariou said. The property was listed to be in the region of $11.1-12.9 million that the former owner John Potter wanted. He had been keen on selling the property since 2015, but hadn’t been actively marketing it this year, according to CoreLogic.Agent Tony Velissariou of Tony V reportedly pitched it to Mr Palmer when he was discussing a beach home last month. RELATED: Billionaire Clive Palmer’s latest purchase marks highest sale on the Gold Coast in 2018 The gym is fully airconditioned and has a boxing ring. The home also has an impressive wine cellar. Cupcake queen’s sweet dealJames Packer splashes $80m on new homeSnowboard champ’s new hideaway The home embraces indoor-outdoor flow.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The property, listed as “the Gold Coast’s most admired beachfront home”, closed a week ago.Among its charms were an eight car basement for parking, five master bedrooms, an opulent kitchen, wine cellar and elevator, and even an observatory with ensuite that doubles as an office. Every bedroom has an ensuite.last_img read more

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Pogatetz wants Hammers to stay calm

first_img Press Association The Hammers’ 2-1 defeat at struggling Aston Villa was a fourth loss in six league games and left them in 11th place, with a seven-point cushion above the relegation zone heading into the final 12 matches of the season “We shouldn’t panic. We are in a good position,” Pogatetz said on West Ham TV. Emanuel Pogatetz says West Ham must not “panic” as they look to steer clear of a battle for Barclays Premier League survival.center_img West Ham host Tottenham on February 25 before taking on both Chelsea and Manchester United next month, and the Austrian defender added: “Obviously we know we have hard games coming up, but we are up to the task. “Our performance was all right at Villa and if we can push on from that, we can put many more points on the board and achieve everything we want by the end of the season.” Manager Sam Allardyce used the break in domestic action caused by this weekend’s FA Cup ties to take the squad away for some warm-weather training in Dubai. Last season, it helped rejuvenate the squad for their end-of-season run in, which culminated in a victory over Blackpool in the npower Championship final at Wembley that secured promotion. Pogatetz, 30, can only see positives from the change in routine. “When I played in Germany for the last two years, we got a winter break and I think this is a similar break now,” he said. “The lads will enjoy the break and the warm weather. They can recover the bruises and knocks or whatever they have got and then make a fresh start next Monday when we are back. I think the group will really benefit from it.” last_img read more

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Drip Espresso Bar Serves Up New Eats and Events

first_imgSubmitted by Drip Espresso BarA new year means a lot of new happenings at Drip Espresso Bar. We have added many items to our menu and have expanded many of our existing flavors, smoothies and pastries.When it comes to the new year, we know how important it can be to stick to those resolutions. Whether you are looking to save money, or eat healthier, we’ve got you covered.Are you trying to make your first cup at home in the morning? Taking up a portion of real estate on our entry counter is an assortment of freshly roasted Batdorf and Bronson coffee. We carry whole bean and pre-ground one pound bags in Dancing Goats, Guatemala and Capitol Blend. If eating healthier is your goal, our fresh fruit and veggie smoothies are perfect for breakfast or lunch.Fresh and healthy fruit smoothies are now offered at Drip Espresso Bar.Our baker, Callie has continued to impress us all with her seasonal pastries. While we carry an assortment of her delicious, fresh, exclusive treats all year, she also provides special treats around each holiday. Right now in our pastry case is a new gluten free option – a decadent blueberry crumble bar.And for the month of February, we will be offering a red velvet cupcake (with the most delicious buttercream frosting I have EVER tasted). As well as a “Sweetheart” sugar cookie that is hand iced and sure to impress that someone special in your life.Swing by Drip Espresso on February 26 to join the Pieces to Peaces pop up shop. We are hosting from this terrific local business, showcasing their handmade good from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is a family friendly get together showcasing their terrific products. Special treats will be provided. Coffee and other homemade pastries will also be available from Drip. Read a full ThurstonTalk article about Pieces to Peaces here.Headbands, bows, scarves and more await you at the Pieces to Peaces pop up shop at Drip on February 26.If you are still looking for a unique and memorable gift for your Valentine, on sale now are spots for our upcoming Paint & Sip event. Join us Saturday March 19 at noon at Drip Espresso Bar to create a beautiful “White Blossoms” painting with The Merlot Canvas while enjoying Drip’s espresso drinks and treats. Register or get more information here.Drip Espresso Bar1018 Capitol Way S. in OlympiaWinter hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Facebook69Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Full-Day Kindergarten Before Fair Haven Voters

first_imgUpgrades are proposed for both the Viola L. Sickles and Knollwood schools. At Knollwood, a fourth through eighth-grade school, three classrooms would be added for “flexible classroom space,” which could be used for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) programs. There would also be funding for middle school course pathways and small- group instruction, electrical upgrades, new boilers, masonry repairs and air conditioning in the gymnasium. There are currently five sections of kindergarten in Fair Haven. If the referendum is approved, full-day kindergarten could be implemented by fall 2020. Administrators estimate that the expansion will cost about $250,000 annually which can be absorbed into the operating budget, according to the district. At Sickles, a pre-K through third-grade school, there would be a secure entrance vestibule to improve safety; a multipurpose space for school use and recreational space; a world language classroom; upgraded electrical services; new boilers; masonry repairs; added parking areas on Willow Street; and a two-story addition with an elevator, allowing the district to implement full-day kindergarten. Lorie Gaines, a Fair Haven resident and a parent who advocated for full-day kindergarten years ago, said “it’s about time” the district gets the program. “I’d be very excited,” said the special education attorney. “I’m always looking to make sure we maximize our kids’ educational time.” “I felt it was my job tomake sure I exhausted anyother options I could beforeasking the community for areferendum,” said McNeil. Unfortunately, she said, the full-day expansion will not benefit her children because they have all passed kindergarten. FAIR HAVEN – Borough voters will be asked to weigh in on a $15.6 million bond referendum Tuesday, Sept. 24 that, if approved, will fund a full-day kindergarten program and other facility upgrades. The move to full-time kindergarten has been made by other schools in the Two River area. In Holmdel, Village Elementary School began this school year Sept. 4 with full-day kindergarten. According to the district, research showed children in full-day kindergarten had better academic outcomes and more self-confidence the following school year. The Fair Haven School District held two information sessions about the project last spring. McNeil said they were “fairly well attended” and feedback has been positive, adding that the work is “long overdue.” The next public information session will be held Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at Sickles School. By Allison Perrine A secure entranceway is not planned for Knollwood in this referendum because new safety measures were recently completed over the summer at the school. A security vestibule is planned for the near future, according to the district, and will be funded by the operating budget, not through the referendum. The district estimates that based on the average valuation of a home in Fair Haven of $808,044, the average homeowner could be expected to pay an additional $429 per year in school taxes, or $35.75 per month, if the referendum is approved. It also said the 20-year bond would have a 3.4 percent interest rate. Gaines also said McNeil is “fantastic,” and has made “so many great improvements” since he joined the district. “If he can get this passed, kudos to him.” The district has not been able to implement full-day kindergarten for years, superintendent Sean McNeil said, adding that the conversation started before he came to the district four years ago. Current facilities do not have the space to offer it, he said, and historically the operating budget could not support it. Now, the district has the money to fund it but does not have the funds to build it. A one-time polling change will take place when voters head to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 24. The Church of the Nativity will not be used. Voting will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. that day at the Knollwood School only, at 224 Hance Road. School will end early that day. last_img read more

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Struggling Midget Reps drop game to Nakusp

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s been a tough go for the Nelson/Castlegar Midget Reps.The combined team of players from the Heritage and Sunflower Cities has struggled to win any games this season on the Minor Hockey Midget Rep circuit.The latest setback came Saturday when Nakusp put a 9-2 shellacking on the Reps. The loss came on the heels of two previous setbacks to Nakusp, 3-1 and 9-4.The Reps have a 0-10-1 record to start the season.Leading the team offensively is Grant Matthews of Castlegar with 13 points. Second is Joseph Gauthier of Castlegar with 10 points, including five goals. John Katountas of Nelson is next with eight points followed by Colton Steeds of Castlegar and Colton Dawson of Nelson, each with seven points.The Castlegar and Nelson Associations needed to combine forces due to a decline in numbers at the Midget Rep level and the Kootenay Ice Major Midget team taking all of the top players in the zone to play in the B.C. Hockey League.The Reps travel to the Okanagan this weekend for a tournament in Winfield. [email protected]last_img read more

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LD MALLYA 2LAST

first_imgIn the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said In the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said India will now have to initiate extradition process after a charge sheet is filed to bring back the embattled tycoon to face money laundering charges as well as recovery of the Rs 9,400 crore of loans to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines.Cancellation of passport “does not result in automatic deportation, that is the stand taken by UK,” Jaitley said.The Finance Minister said public sector banks are making all efforts to recover the loans and investigating agencies are inquiring into violations of law.Mallya had a diplomatic passport by virtue of being a Rajya Sabha member. He resigned from the Upper House this month.The extradition can happen under the 1993 treaty or any other necessary assistance under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) signed in 1992 between India and the U.K.However, India was hoping to get the liquor baron through the expeditious route of deportation and not go through the lengthy process of extradition.Significantly, replying to a query in Lok Sabha Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in March said that India has made 15 extradition requests to the UK, which was yet to act on them.Chaudhary said in a meeting held on February 15 here between MoS Home and Minister of State for Migration, UK, the issue of pending extradition requests was raised.”The UK Minister clarified that these matters are sub-judice in the British courts. On the part of the government, the UK Minister assured cooperation on the pending issues on case-to-case basis,” the minister had added. PTI PYK VMN VMNadvertisementlast_img read more

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