Twin River slot parlor seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under mounting debts

RI slot parlor files for bankruptcy protection

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The owners of Rhode Island’s largest slot parlor, and one of the state’s biggest revenue sources, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday as they struggle to repay more than a half-billion dollars in debt.

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CBI court summons Pinarayi Vijayan, others in Lavalin scam

KOCHI - A special court here Tuesday issued summons to Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Kerala unit secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and eight other accused after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a charge sheet in the Rs.374 crore (Rs.3.74 billion) scam in a deal with Canadian firm SNC Lavalin.

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Maryland officials say Constellation can’t appeal decision on EDF while regulators decide case

Constellation can’t appeal while PSC decides

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Constellation Energy can’t appeal a ruling by Maryland’s Public Service Commission on a deal with France’s EdF while the regulators are deciding the case, state officials said Friday.

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Equal opportunities panel with court powers soon: Salman Khurshid (Interview)

NEW DELHI - Within the first 100 days of the new government, India will have an “equal opportunities commission” vested with court-like powers to check discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, caste or language, says Minister of State for Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid.

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Governor’s decision on Vijayan not surprising: Achuthanandan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday said the governor’s nod to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute party leader Pinarayi Vijayan in the Rs.300 crore (Rs.3 billion) SNC Lavalin scam was “not surprising”. This comes as a departure from his party stance on the issue.

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Governor’s decision on Vijayan arbitrary: Kerala home minister

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Tuesday termed as “arbitrary” the governor’s nod to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute party leader Pinarayi Vijayan in the Rs.300 crore (Rs.3 billion) SNC Lavalin scam. He added that the governor had not informed the state government about his decision.

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Former Amb. Richardson hopeful for progress on ‘humanitarian release’ of journalists in NKorea

Richardson sees talks on journalists in NKorea

WASHINGTON — Former U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson on Monday called the detention and sentencing of two young women journalists in North Korea part of “a high-stakes poker game.”

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CPI-M criticises governor’s nod for Vijayan’s prosecution (Lead)

NEW DELHI - The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday termed as “unfortunate” the Kerala governor’s giving permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute party leader Pinarayi Vijayan in the Rs.300 crore (Rs.3 billion) SNC Lavalin scam and said it would fight the case “both politically and legally”.

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Nod for Vijayan’s prosecution politically motivated: Brinda Karat

NEW DELHI - Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat Monday said the Kerala governor’s nod to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute party leader Pinarayi Vijayan in the Rs.300 crore (Rs.3 billion) SNC Lavalin scam was “politically motivated”.

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Mayawati reverses move to ban information disclosure

LUCKNOW - In the face of protest threats, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday partially reversed her move to deny certain disclosures under the Right to Information Act.

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