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UN chief vows to do utmost to keep Western Sahara cease-fire

UN chief vows to do utmost to keep Western Sahara cease-fire

World
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ramped up efforts Friday to try to get Morocco and pro-independence supporters in disputed Western Sahara to step back from a renewed flare up of fighting, warning that the clashes could rupture a nearly 30-year cease-fire and have “grave consequences.”In recent days, Guterres and other U.N. officials have been working the phones and been involved in “multiple initiatives to avoid an escalation” -- so far unsuccessfully, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.But “the secretary-general remains committed to doing his utmost to avoid the collapse of the cease-fire that has been in place since Sept. 6, 1991 and he is determined to do everything possible to remove all obstacles to the resumption of the peace process,” Dujarric said.The M...
Contract of insurance is of utmost good faith, says Supreme Court

Contract of insurance is of utmost good faith, says Supreme Court

Finance
NEW DELHI: A contract of insurance is of “utmost good faith” and a proposer who seeks to obtain life insurance policy is duty bound to disclose all material facts bearing upon the issue, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court said this while setting aside the March this year verdict of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) which had dismissed the plea of an insurance firm against the order asking it to pay full death claim along with interest to the mother of the deceased. A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud noted that the proposal form requires a specific disclosure of pre-existing ailments, so as to enable the insurer to arrive at a considered decision based on the actuarial risk. “A contract of insurance is one of utmost good faith. A proposer who seeks t...
‘I have the utmost respect for him’ – WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder apologises for ‘injuring’ mascot on TV show

‘I have the utmost respect for him’ – WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder apologises for ‘injuring’ mascot on TV show

Sports
SORRY The 'Bronze Bomber' appeared on Nacion ESPN ahead of his fight with Tyson Fury on December 1 Deontay Wilder has issued an apology if he injured a mascot on TV. It was reported the WBC heavyweight champion had broken the mascot’s jaw when he appeared on Spanish language sports show Nacion ESPN ahead of his upcoming fight with Tyson Fury. Wilder arguably has the hardest punch in the heavyweight division today The American floored the mascot after being told to throw a punch by the presenters. Wilder took to Instagram to dismiss reports that he did not know there was somebody inside the costume. “Anything headlining I didn’t know a human being was in there is just straight click-baiting,” said Wilder. “I ...