Day: June 3, 2020

Shut by US Treasury, D-Company’s paper mill quietly restarts in Pak

Sanctioned by the US for its link with the notorious D-Company, the controversial Mehran Paper Mill, located 154 km away from Karachi in Kotri (Sindh), has restarted its operations. Controlled by D-Company’s top lieutenant Anees Ibrahim, brother of India’s most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, the Mehran Paper Mill, in alleged connivance with Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC), is suspected of printing Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) to destabilise the Indian economy. Though the Sindh government has maintained that Mehran Paper Mill was shut after the sanctions under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act of the US in 2015, IANS...

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Manu Sharma, Jessica Lal’s Killer, Freed From Delhi Jail

Jessica Lal Murder Case: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal signed off on the decision after a recommendation by the Delhi Sentence Review Board, which is a Delhi Government department. Jessica Lal killer Manu Sharma, serving a life term in one of the most high-profile crimes in the country, has been freed from prison for “satisfactory jail conduct”. He was released along with 18 other prisoners from Delhi’s Tihar Jail on Monday. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal signed off on the decision after a recommendation by the Delhi Sentence Review Board, which is a Delhi Government department. The board unanimously...

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Universities propose COVID-19 tests and quarantine to enable return of international students to Australia

International students could be the first cohort of temporary visa holders to return to Australia in time for the start of the second semester in July, as universities submit plans to the government to facilitate their return, under strict health and safety guidelines. With billions in revenue riding on the return of international students, Universities Australia which represents the country’s 39 major universities, is leading the effort to pave way for the return of nearly 120,000 students currently stranded offshore due to the pandemic. As part of the initiative, UA has submitted a “comprehensive framework” to the federal government...

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