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Gosport hospital deaths: Independent panel findings due

Gosport hospital deaths: Independent panel findings due

Health
Families of hundreds of people who died at a scandal-hit hospital hope a report published later could end a decades-long wait for the truth.The report follows several inquiries into the prescribing of sedatives at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.A fresh review, led by former Bishop of Liverpool James Jones, spoke to more than 100 families and analysed 800 death certificates.Relatives said they hoped it would end their "harrowing" wait for answers. Bishop Jones chaired the Hillsborough Independent Panel whose work in examining documents and evidence led to the new inquests into the deaths at the 1989 disaster.He said the Gosport Independent Panel's report, which was commiss...
RBI governor appears before Parliamentary panel; assures steps to strengthen banking system

RBI governor appears before Parliamentary panel; assures steps to strengthen banking system

Finance
RBI Governor Urjit Patel today faced tough questions from a parliamentary panel on bad loans, bank frauds, cash crunch and other issues even as he assured the members that steps were being taken to strengthen the system, sources said. Sources present at the meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance said the RBI Governor expressed confidence of tiding over the crisis regarding non-performing assets (NPAs). Some members of the committee, headed by senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily, sought to know about the reasons for recent instances of ATMs running out of cash and why enough steps were not taken to tackle banking frauds. Patel told the panel that steps were being taken to strengthen the banking system. "We are confident that we will be able to tide over the crisis," a ...
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina to appear in front of disciplinary panel over association with individuals linked to the mafia

Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina to appear in front of disciplinary panel over association with individuals linked to the mafia

Sports
Reina in action for Napoli this season Monday, May 21, 2018 Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been summoned to a hearing at the Italian Football Federation over his association with individuals linked to the mafia. The outgoing Napoli goalkeeper, who will join AC Milan next season, will face the FICG disciplinary committee alongside former Napoli stars Paolo Cannavaro and Salvatore Aronica. An investigation by Naples’ anti-mafia department named the three footballers in a report leading to the calling of the disciplinary panel. According to reports in the Italian media, it is one of the reasons why the Neapolitans decided not to renew Reina’s contract. The FIGC says Reina "has had and continues to have inopportune as...
Finance Ministry said to form panel to frame response to the bitcoin issue

Finance Ministry said to form panel to frame response to the bitcoin issue

Finance
NEW DELHI: The Finance Ministry has formed a new panel to frame response on the bitcoin issue, media reports said on Friday. This came after the breakneck rise in the price of the cryptocurrency this year and the Income Tax Department surveying operations at the major e-currency exchanges across the country. The media report further stated that RBI Deputy Governor B P Kanungo and Sebi Chairman Ajay Tyagi were on the panel. I-T secretary was also made part of the committee among other members. The previous panel had suggested shutting down of those exchanges dealing in cryptocurrencies in the country. On a year-to-date basis, the digital currency has advanced over 1,600 per cent to $ 17,040 on December 15 against $ 1,000 in January this year. The Income Tax Department earlier this wee...