At least 62 children killed in Yemen conflict: UNICEF

At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured during clashes in Yemen over the past week, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

“The fighting is severely damaging basic health services and education, while violence and displacement are leaving children terrified,” Julien Harneis, UNICEF’s representative for Yemen, said in a statement, according to a Xinhua report.

HC upholds jail term of man for raping step daughter

Delhi High Court has upheld a seven year jail term for a man for raping his minor step daughter and making her pregnant, saying the victim was tormented for two years as she was scared to inform her mother.

Refusing leniency sought by the convict, Justice S P Garg said “the appellant (Kishan Lal) being the step-father of the victim is not imagined to have sexual relations even with her consent.”

Nearly 350 Indians evacuated from Yemen

Nearly 350 Indians were evacuated from Yemen’s southern port city of Aden late on Tuesday, sources said.

Those evacuated included, 220 men, 101 women and 28 children. They were taken to the Indian Navy ship INS Sumitra.

Defence ministry sources said that the ship left Yemen late on Tuesday night.

The evacuated people will now be taken to Djibouti, a country neighbouring Yemen, and will be brought to India by air.

An official said that the ship “sailed into a barrage of bombs” to evacuate Indians stranded there.

Private sector company’s definition changed for funding scheme

The union cabinet on Tuesday aligned the definition of the term “private sector company” to that in the guidelines for the Viability Gap Funding Scheme (VGF Scheme) for PPP projects.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the change in definition in the guidelines for financial support to infrastructure public private partnerships (PPP) under VGF Scheme.

As per the new definition, private sector company is to mean a company which is not a government company.

SEBI has one woman on its board

The Indian market regulator gearing to penalise listed companies not having a woman director on their boards has one woman in a similar position.

Clarifying to earlier reports that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) does not have a woman member on its board, it said: “secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ms Anjuli Chib Duggal is a member of the SEBI Board.”

The SEBI is gearing up to penalise listed companies not having a woman director on their boards.

Ancient Egyptian treasures to be showcased in Berlin

Some 300 ancient Egyptian archaeological and religious treasures will go on show on Wednesday in the German capital Berlin, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said in a statement.

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh El Damaty will attend the opening of the ‘One God – Abraham’s Legacy on the Nile’ exhibition that aims to “showcase the peaceful coexistence of the three world religions of the Nile from the Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages”, the ministry said.