The government had said the programme for development of road connectivity was launched by the Prime Minister on December 27, 2016. It had said most of the project works were sanctioned before the issuance of the Ministry’s circular on March 23, 2018. … [Read more...] about Adhere to Ministry circular on roads in Char Dham: SC to Centre
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More people joined the cause. Thais were horrified at the images of his shackles beamed around the world. The Australians who helped rescue a team of schoolboys from a Thai cave last year cashed in their capital, writing directly to the Thai prime minister. … [Read more...] about Hakeem al-Araibi: power, politics, football and the will of the people
In 2011/12 authorities launched a brutal crackdown on athletes who took part in pro-democracy protests. They were arrested, beaten and allegedly tortured. Their faces were broadcast on state television and branded as traitors. Al-Araibi, who fled to Australia while on bail for the now infamous vandalism charges, told media in 2016 he was detained for three months and tortured, with guards targeting his legs and telling him he’d never play football again. He accused Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al Khalifa, a Bahraini royal and head of the country’s football body, of abandoning his players. … [Read more...] about He’s free, but who’s to blame for Hakeem al-Araibi’s ordeal?
“The circumspection of football politics has contributed in large part to Mr Hakeem’s life and liberty being in imminent danger and it will be no comfort once his immediate future is either spent in a Thai prison, or experiencing a recurrence of the torture in Bahrain that he suffered in 2012, to say that we ‘tried’,” said Foster. … [Read more...] about Call for Fifa’s Salman al-Khalifa to step down if Hakeem al-Araibi is not freed
Al-Araibi had been jailed and beaten in Bahrain during a crackdown on pro-democracy athletes. He was later sentenced in absentia to 10 years in jail over an act of vandalism he maintains he could not have committed because he was playing in a televised football match. … [Read more...] about Hakeem al-Araibi on flight to Australia after release in Thailand