Cairn Energy moves courts in US, UK, Netherlands

Britain’s Cairn Energy plc has filed cases in the US, the UK and the Netherlands courts to register a USD 1.4 billion arbitration award it had won in a tax dispute against India, as a preparatory action in case it is not paid by the Indian government. Continue Reading

Rajiv convict moves Madras High Court seeking parole

Robert Pyas, one of the seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, today moved the Madras High Court seeking one month parole to make arrangements for his daughter’s wedding. Continue Reading

Partial Dutch ban on face-covering clothing comes into force

A new Dutch law has come into force banning face-covering clothing – including the burqa and niqab worn by conservative Muslim women – on public transport, in government buildings and at health and education institutions. Continue Reading

Groenen helps Netherlands enter World Cup final

The Netherlands’ rise as a force in women’s football continued on Wednesday as Jackie Groenen’s extra-time strike saw them edge out Sweden 1-0 in a gruelling World Cup semi-final in Lyon, taking the European champions through to this weekend’s final against the United States. Continue Reading