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CHINESE courts have sentenced 19 government officials and one business leader to prison for up to 20 years for their roles in a landslide which killed more than 70 people.

The disaster occurred in Shenzhen http://www.newyorkislandersteamstore.com/adidas-john-tavares-jersey , a southern boom city bordering Hong Kong, at the end of 2015 when soil illegally piled 160 metres high at an old quarry site turned to mud during heavy rains.

Three local courts passed sentences at the end of April for 45 people who had been charged in connection with the landslide.

Long Renfu, the boss of Shenzhen Yixianglong, which was responsible for managing the site, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and a fine of 10 million yuan (US$1.5 million) for negligence and corruption.

The former head of Shenzhen’s city administration bureau was also sentenced to 20 years and fined 8 million yuan http://www.newyorkislandersteamstore.com/adidas-jason-chimera-jersey , while an official from Guangming District was sentenced to 16 years for taking bribes.

Seventeen other officials were given sentences between three and seven years.

In August 2015, just months before the Shenzhen disaster, illegally stocked chemical products caused huge explosions in the northern port of Tianjin, killing at least 165 people.

NEW DELHI, March 20 (Xinhua) -- British telecom giant Vodafone and India's third-largest mobile network Idea Cellular Monday announced a merger to create the country's largest telecom operator, ending months of speculation about the deal.

The combined company will have some 400 million customers, accounting for 35 percent of the market share in India, both the telecom firms said in a statement.

"The combined entity of Aditya Birla group's Idea Cellular and Vodafone India will have the widest network in the country and pan-India 3G4G footprint," it added.

"The landmark combination will enable the Aditya Birla Group to create a high quality digital infrastructure that will transit the Indian population towards a digital lifestyle and make the government's Digital India vision a reality," Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, told the media after Idea's Board approved the merger in the morning.

Vodafone and Idea expect the merger to complete by 2018 as the deal is subject to approvals from different regulatory agencies in India.

At present, Bharti Airtel is the biggest telecom operator in India. But analysts say the merger was actually to beat the cut-throat competition from a new telecom operator, Reliance Jio, owned by India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, and offering services at very cheap rates leading to "vicious price war".

Over 10 telecom operators are currently battling it out to try and attract India's 1 billion mobile phone users, which has forced companies to keep tariffs low, significantly impacting their profitability.

Beijing has further expanded policies to stop people from purchasing homes through marriage scams, a move aimed at curbing the hot property market http://www.newyorkislandersteamstore.com/adidas-jaroslav-halak-jersey , reported Securities Daily.

The new rule requires that when couples buy a home, including a second-hand home, the property should be registered in the name of the spouse eligible to purchase a residence in the capital.

Beijing allows a house to be registered in three ways—under the husband, the wife or the couple—at the time of purchase. Even if couples buy a home with a full payment, authorities still require strict reviews of name changes http://www.newyorkislandersteamstore.com/adidas-dennis-seidenberg-jersey , dealing a further blow to scammers.

A number of marriage scams have been found, in which a person marries a Beijing resident to buy a home, then divorces in order to own the house.

Zhang Dawei, chief market analyst at Zhongyuan Real Estate Co, said the new policy will effectively curb marriage scams and drive away property speculators.

Data show that Beijing's commercial housing turnover totaled 258.5 billion yuan ($38.7 billion) in the first eight months http://www.newyorkislandersteamstore.com/adidas-denis-potvin-jersey , higher than the yearly amount in 2015.

Both prices and sales of new houses also increased in September. A real estate project located in the southeastern part of the 4th Ring Road saw prices increase more than 50 percent from three months ago.

The second-hand house market in September also grew by 11 percent month-to-month, according to a real estate agency.


ANKARA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Turkey on Thursday announced an end to operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Cizre, in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak.

""Today, operations have successfully ended in Cizre http://www.newyorkislandersteamstore.com/adidas-clark-gillies-jersey ,"" Interior Minister Efkan Ala said in remarks broadcast live on national television. ""Search activities will continue henceforth.""

Dozens of PKK members, soldiers, police officers and civilians died in clashes in the Kurdish town of Cizre, located near the Syrian and Iraqi borders.

The minister said anti-PKK operations in Sur, in the province of Diyarbakir http://www.newyorkislandersteamstore.com/adidas-christopher-gibson-jersey , will also be winding up soon.

""In Sur... it may take one or two weeks, however, there as well, 85-90 percent (of the operation) has been finalized,"" Ala said.

Turkey's southeast has seen the worst violence in two decades since a 2013 cease-fire between the government and the PKK collapsed in July 2015 http://www.newyorkislandersteamstore.com/adidas-casey-cizikas-jersey , reviving a conflict that had killed 40,000 people since 1984.

The truce fell apart in the wake of a suicide bomb attack in the border town of Suruc in Sanliurfa Province, which killed 34 pro-Kurdish and left-wing activists.

More than 260 members of Turkish security forces and thousands of PKK members have been killed since July 2015 in confrontations inside Turkey and in northern Iraq.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

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