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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks to Downing Street in central London on September 22 after attending the weekly meeting of the cabinet at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office .(AFP file)

UK slaps sanctions on Pak ex-cop for human rights violations

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:46 PM IST
Others sanctioned include Russian, Venezuelan and Gambian human rights violators, the Foreign Office said, adding that the sanctions have been imposed alongside the United States on International Human Rights Day.
US imposed human rights sanctions on four Chinese individuals.(Reuters image)
US imposed human rights sanctions on four Chinese individuals.(Reuters image)

US slaps sanctions on four Chinese individuals, including Xinjiang Communist Party head

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 10:53 PM IST
The Treasury did not specify why the sanctions were imposed.
The Supreme Court dismissed a plea by BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg seeking direction to the Delhi government to sanction the prosecution of former Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar in the 2016 JNU sedition case.(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court dismissed a plea by BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg seeking direction to the Delhi government to sanction the prosecution of former Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar in the 2016 JNU sedition case.(HT PHOTO)

SC rejects BJP leader’s plea for sanction in Kanhaiya Kumar sedition case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 01:11 PM IST
BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg had moved the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court declined his plea.
China has tapped Saudi Arabia for a record volume of crude as the world’s biggest exporter plugs a shortage from sanctions-hit Iran.(Bloomberg (Representative image))
China has tapped Saudi Arabia for a record volume of crude as the world’s biggest exporter plugs a shortage from sanctions-hit Iran.(Bloomberg (Representative image))

China feasts on record Saudi crude imports after sanctions hit Iran

Beijing, Bloomberg | By Sarah Chen
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 06:47 PM IST
Asia’s biggest buyer shipped 7.72 million metric tons of crude, or 1.89 million barrels a day, from Saudi Arabia last month, according to data from China’s General Administration of Customs.
Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech.(AFP Photo)
Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech.(AFP Photo)

Iran ready to talk if US lifts sanctions, Pompeo skeptical

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 10:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump’s administration has said it is open to negotiations with Iran on a more far-reaching agreement on nuclear and security issues.
A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/Files)
A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/Files)

US will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil: Special envoy

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 08:58 PM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking an unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone last week.
The plea had stated that the registrar general had made representations to authorities to make fast-track courts a permanent feature by sanctioning more posts of judges and ancillary staff, but to date no action has been taken.(HT Photo)
The plea had stated that the registrar general had made representations to authorities to make fast-track courts a permanent feature by sanctioning more posts of judges and ancillary staff, but to date no action has been taken.(HT Photo)

Sanction more fast track courts: Delhi HC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 06:05 AM IST
The court noted that there are over 6,000 cases of sexual assault against children and over 2,000 cases of rape pending.
In case of state government officials, the state government is the competent authority so the new order doesn’t apply to them.(Representative Image//PTI/File photo)
In case of state government officials, the state government is the competent authority so the new order doesn’t apply to them.(Representative Image//PTI/File photo)

After 33 yrs, PM is last word on prosecuting Centre’s public servants for corruption

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 11:50 AM IST
The current order supersedes an October 1986 policy on sanctions for prosecution that effectively decentralised the process and made the concerned ministries and departments the final arbiters.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which reports to the Prime Minister, will now be the final authority in case any central government department(Mint)
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which reports to the Prime Minister, will now be the final authority in case any central government department(Mint)

Final say on sanction of probes back with DoPT

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 11:36 AM IST
The order means that the PM will be the ultimate authority in case of a conflict or delay over a sanction for prosecution.
I-League match action of East Bengal vs Aizawl FC at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.(ANI)
I-League match action of East Bengal vs Aizawl FC at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.(ANI)

I-League clubs could face sanctions for skipping Super Cup matches

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 06:30 PM IST
AIFF sources said a “strong case is being built up” against the seven I-League clubs -- Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Churchill Brothers, Aizawl FC, Minerva FC, Gokulam FC and NEROCA FC -- for withdrawing from the Super Cup.
Four people were killed in the melee as Maduro’s forces prevented the 178 metric tonnes of rice, beans and other food from crossing into the country from Colombia. The leftist strongman says the aid is a pretext for a US-led invasion.(AP)
Four people were killed in the melee as Maduro’s forces prevented the 178 metric tonnes of rice, beans and other food from crossing into the country from Colombia. The leftist strongman says the aid is a pretext for a US-led invasion.(AP)

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela regime as Russia ups support

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 10:49 AM IST
A day after Russia and China vetoed a US and European resolution at the UN Security Council that called for unimpeded aid deliveries, Washington said it was targeting six Venezuelan military officers for stopping last weekend’s US-led convoy.
Image for representational purposes(PTI)
Image for representational purposes(PTI)

India faces sanctions after Pakistanis fail to get World Cup visas

New Delhi | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2019 07:19 PM IST
New Delhi has accused Islamabad of supporting the perpetrators of last week’s attack that left at least 40 paramilitaries dead. Pakistan has denied any involvement.
Former bureaucrat Ashok Chawla Friday resigned as chairman of the National Stock Exchange (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Former bureaucrat Ashok Chawla Friday resigned as chairman of the National Stock Exchange (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

Ashok Chawla quits as National Stock Exchange chairman after CBI gets sanction to prosecute him in Aircel-Maxis case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 11:46 PM IST
A former finance secretary, Chawla took over as the chairman of the exchange on March 28, 2016. He had also served as civil aviation secretary and chairperson of the Competition Commission of India, among other roles.
Former Union minister P Chidambaram(PTI)
Former Union minister P Chidambaram(PTI)

Aircel-Maxis case: CBI informs Delhi court it has sanction to prosecute P Chidambaram

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 08:06 PM IST
The CBI on Monday informed a Delhi court that it has procured the requisite sanction from the authorities concerned to prosecute former Union minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case.
The US Treasury will announce on Thursday sanctions on 17 Saudis for their role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a source familiar with the administration’s plan.(REUTERS)
The US Treasury will announce on Thursday sanctions on 17 Saudis for their role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a source familiar with the administration’s plan.(REUTERS)

US to sanction 17 Saudis for role in killing of journalist Khashoggi

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 09:00 PM IST
Those to be sanctioned include Saud al-Qahtani, a former top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi Consul General Mohammed Alotaibi, the source said.
Taking effect on Monday, the measures are the most concrete result yet of US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in May to abandon the multi-nation nuclear deal with Tehran.(AFP)
Taking effect on Monday, the measures are the most concrete result yet of US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in May to abandon the multi-nation nuclear deal with Tehran.(AFP)

‘Toughest sanctions’ against Iran by US come into effect from today

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2018 08:39 AM IST
The United States is reimposing punitive measures targeting the Iranian oil and financial sectors in what US secretary of state Mike Pompeo called “the toughest sanctions ever placed” against Iran.
North Korea has threatened to resume nuke development over sanctions.(HT File Photo)
North Korea has threatened to resume nuke development over sanctions.(HT File Photo)

North Korea threatens to resume nuke development over sanctions

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 11:53 PM IST
North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country.
The Sanctions Committees of the Security Council need to address the issue of proactively listing terrorist individuals and entities involved in sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflicts,” Paulomi Tripathi, First Secretary in the India’s Permanent Mission said.(Reuters file photo)
The Sanctions Committees of the Security Council need to address the issue of proactively listing terrorist individuals and entities involved in sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflicts,” Paulomi Tripathi, First Secretary in the India’s Permanent Mission said.(Reuters file photo)

India asks UN to impose sanctions against terrorists for sexual violence

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 03:06 PM IST
The remarks by Paulomi Tripathi, First Secretary in the India’s Permanent Mission, came after UN chief Antonio Guterres reported a huge increase in such brutalities.
Yogi wants financial sanctions for development works speeded up to ensure higher utilization of funds before the election commission’s model code of conduct for 2019 polls comes into force.(Repreentative image)
Yogi wants financial sanctions for development works speeded up to ensure higher utilization of funds before the election commission’s model code of conduct for 2019 polls comes into force.(Repreentative image)

Speed up financial sanctions for larger use: Yogi tells officers

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2018 01:44 PM IST
Taking strong exception to the failure of 32 major departments in utilising a large chunk of funds in the first six months of the current financial year, chief minister Yogi Adityanath asked senior officers to expedite financial sanctions to step up the pace of development work, ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Afghanistan is the latest to join the T20 bandwagon and its league is going on in the UAE.(Twitter (@ICC))
Afghanistan is the latest to join the T20 bandwagon and its league is going on in the UAE.(Twitter (@ICC))

ICC set to impose tougher sanctions for mushrooming T20 leagues

Singapore | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 06:03 PM IST
The threat of corruption in the game has increased with many ICC members following the cash-rich IPL in starting their own T20 leagues.
Russia’s state department also announced it was placing 33 Russian intelligence and military-linked actors on its sanctions blacklist.(AFP File Photo)
Russia’s state department also announced it was placing 33 Russian intelligence and military-linked actors on its sanctions blacklist.(AFP File Photo)

Russia warns US it is ‘playing with fire’ with sanctions

Press Trust of India, Moscow | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 02:46 PM IST
The State Department also announced it was placing 33 Russian intelligence and military-linked actors on its sanctions blacklist.
Just days before, a Pentagon official warned that there were no guarantees of a special waiver if India concludes new arms deals with Russia.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
Just days before, a Pentagon official warned that there were no guarantees of a special waiver if India concludes new arms deals with Russia.(Reuters/Picture for representation)

Before 2+2 summit, US seeks to downplay fears of sanctions on India over Russia arms deals

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 07:05 AM IST
A senior US official has said the US might consider case-by-case exemptions for countries that significantly reduce their reliance on Russian weapons. Waivers for Russia-related sanctions in a recently amended US law are not country-specific or blanket, the official said.
Dmitry Medvedev sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions(REUTERS)
Dmitry Medvedev sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions(REUTERS)

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev warns US against ramping up sanctions

Associated Press, Moscow | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 05:24 PM IST
The tough message from Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line
US defence secretary Jim Mattis (pictured) has emerged as the most ardent advocate for exempting India and other countries from CAATSA.(Reuters/File Photo)
US defence secretary Jim Mattis (pictured) has emerged as the most ardent advocate for exempting India and other countries from CAATSA.(Reuters/File Photo)

US step towards exempting India from sanctions despite Russia defence deal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Washington | By Shishir Gupta and Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 11:58 PM IST
The US congress has taken a significant legislative step towards amending a law that seeks to punish Russia for the 2016 election meddling that, if enacted, would allow India to go ahead with its plans to purchase Russian S-400 air defence systems without worrying about American sanctions.
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, November 11, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, November 11, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)

US says Russia must change its behaviour, Moscow promises tougher response to sanctions

Washington | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 09:36 PM IST
The comment from the White House came hours after the US administration sanctioned seven Russian oligarchs, 12 companies, and 17 top government officials and allies of President Vladimir Putin.
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were sent home following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.(REUTERS)
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were sent home following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.(REUTERS)

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to face ‘significant sanctions’

Associated Press, Johannesburg | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:08 AM IST
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will face “serious sanctions” after they were found guilty of breaking Cricket Australia’s code of conduct for attempting to tamper with ball in Cape Town Test.
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