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Philippines Vice-President Leni Robredo visited on Friday night (Robredo, who under the Philippine election system was elected independently of Duterte, is a stanch opponent of the drug war); former and current public officials, including chairs of the Philippines Commission on Human Rights, stopped by on Saturday morning. Theyre trying to say shes not a political prisoner, but what else is this but political harassment? Etta Rosales, who chaired the Commission from 2010 until 2015, said to TIME outside of the detention facility on Saturday. There is a global regression of rights, and Duterte is part of that, and Senator de Lima is hopeful that her arrest will bring attention to it. The timing of her arrest, de Lima says, is no coincidence. Earlier this week, a retired Davao police officer named Arthur Lascañas testified that during his mayorship, Duterte personally paid members of the so-called Davao Death Squad, as the cabal of vigilante killers there was known, between $400 and $2,000 for each alleged drug user they killed.
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If you look at these cabinet nominees, they were selected for a reason, and that is deconstruction, he said. Watch Bannon's comments during CPAC below: Bannon appeared on stage at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, where the two of them were interviewed by Matt Schlapp, president of the American Conservative Union, which hosts the annual CPAC gathering. At one point, Bannon, who formerly chaired the rightwing outlet Breitbart News , called the media the opposition party, echoing remarks both he and Trump have previously made. They're corporatist, globalist media that are adamantly opposed to an economic nationalist agenda like Donald Trump has, he said. If you look at the opposition party and how they portrayed the campaign and how they portrayed the transition and how they portray the administration, it's always wrong.
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TasnimDelegations from Tehran and Riyadh held the first round of talks about conditions for the dispatch of Iranian nationals to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage later this year. The meeting co-chaired by Caretaker of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Hamid Mohammadi and Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin was held in Jeddah on Thursday evening. During the two-hour negotiation, Mohammadi explained about the Islamic Republic of Iran’s stances and expectations from the Saudi side and stressed the need to preserve the rights of the Iranian Hajj pilgrims. The Saudi Hajj minister, for his part, briefed the Iranian side on his ministry’s plans for holding the forthcoming Hajj and expressed the hope that this year’s Hajj ritual would be held with Iranians in attendance. More than 1.8 million faithful took part in the 2016 Hajj, but Iranians stayed at home after tensions between Riyadh and Tehran boiled over following a deadly stampede during the 2015 pilgrimage.
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IRNA- President Rouhani arrived in Ahwaz, the capital city of Khuzestan province on Thursday and told reporters at the airport: “From the first days of this situation in the province and Ahwaz that lead to several other problems such as water, power, and telecommunications cut, the government has planned measures to prevent it from happening again”. Referring to visit by a number of ministers and government’s representatives to the province, Dr Rouhani mentioned the meeting of the Disaster Management Headquarters chaired by the First Vice-President, adding: “Today, it was necessary that I travel to the province and assess the measures taken in this regard”.
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I think we have to do a lot more and certainly the director of BBC Scotland, Donalda MacKinnon, has made that very clear. That across all of our services and everything we do, that's our intention in the coming years. OK, Ian Small, thank you very much for joining us this evening. Thank you. With us now in the studio is the former BBC and STV executive Blair Jenkins, who chaired the Scottish Broadcasting Commission, which, nine years ago, called for a new digital channel.
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And 11 entities applied, including all the mobile phone providers, and were granted that payment bank status.” Financial Inclusion was defined by PayPal-CEO Dan Schulman in an interview during the forum as: “Financial Inclusion is a buzz word for bringing people into the system.” The cooperation of the Gates foundation and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is and has been a very tight one. Nachiket Mor , a “ Yale World Fellow ”, is head of the Gates Foundation India. He is also a board member of the RBI, with responsibility for financial supervision. He chaired the RBI Committee on the Licensing of Payment Banks and a financial inclusion committee that the RBI convened in 2013. +++Note: Since this text puts forward a conspiracy theory, I want to let the actors and their documents speak for themselves as much as possible . Where my own judgement and additional information figure in significantly, as in the following lines, it will be in italics and clearly marked.
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Chandrasekaran attended a meeting of the Tata Sons remuneration and nomination committee and chaired his first board meeting at Bombay House after that. Among those he met were two group veterans, Tata Trusts nominee Krishna Kumar and his former boss at TCS S Ramadorai, apart from several senior executives to take stock of the various businesses. The board of Tata Sons, including its new boss, thanked Ratan Tata for stepping in as interim chairman after Mistry’s ouster. Mistry took the fight to shareholders before stepping down from the board of listed Tata companies in December. Both sides accused each other of poor business decisions and weak corporate governance norms. Mistry is currently waging a legal battle with the group for allegedly oppressing his minority shareholder rights. Mistry’s family holds an 18.4% stake in Tata Sons. Tata Trusts, a group of charitable organisations controlled by Ratan Tata, hold a 66% stake.