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Indian police crack down on IPL betting racket

NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested three men suspected of placing illegal bets on Indian Premier League (IPL) matches as authorities crack down on gambling rackets that emerge around the billion-dollar franchise every year. The trio were accused of running an online betting syndicate from a residence in New Delhi. Nearly all gambling is illegal in India but it is still a huge underground industry. "We arrested the three on Saturday while they were betting during the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils match,"…

EU plans to crack down on Coca-Cola, Nutella, fish fingers for double standard

BRUSSELS: The EU unveiled plans Tuesday to crack down on food makers selling poor quality versions of products including Coca-Cola, Nutella and fish fingers in different parts of the bloc, particularly in eastern Europe. Eastern member countries have complained bitterly of "food apartheid" or being treated as "Europe's garbage can" by manufacturers who use the same label for everyday goods that are of far lower standards than in the west. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm and watchdog, will give member…

Thai transport authorities crack down on Uber, Grab drivers, seek ban

BANGKOK: Thailand's transport authorities have begun a crackdown on drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Grab and want the military government to ban them, a transport official said on Tuesday. U.S.-based Uber has faced regulatory hurdles around the world and when it began operating in Thailand in 2014 the Department of Land Transport said its drivers were not properly registered or insured and its payment system did not meet regulations. But authorities have previously done little to stop Uber or other…