Emery expects warm welcome for returning Wilshere

first_img0Shares0000New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is yet to pick a win in the Premier LeagueLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery insists he has the upmost respect for Jack Wilshere’s ability and expects the midfielder will receive a warm welcome when he returns with West Ham on Saturday.Wilshere, 26, spent 17 years with the Gunners, 10 with the first team. But despite prolonged negotiations, the England international couldn’t come to an agreement on a new deal with Arsenal before leaving as a free agent.“I spoke with him for 15 minutes here in Colney before he left,” said Emery on Wednesday.“The first thing for me is I have respect for his career here. And then, he chooses what the best was for him in his future. It’s for that, on Saturday, I know that here, the supporters like him and have this respect also.“I think there is a good reception for him here.”Both sides will be searching for their first points of the season at the Emirates after difficult starts for Emery and new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini.Emery has been criticised for a lack of pragmatism in trying to implement a patient, passing approach from the back straight away in defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea.But the Spaniard insists he will continue with the style and is desperate to get off the mark this weekend.“In our process, we are going 38 matches against all the teams. Whether you are playing against Manchester City, it’s the same as if you’re playing against West Ham,” added Emery.“It’s clear that every game demands different things tactically. After the first two matches, we have two defeats and we need to win this match against West Ham.”A loss at home to Bournemouth last weekend punctured the optimism around West Ham’s summer overhaul when the club spent nearly £100 million on nine players following Pellegrini’s appointment.However, the Argentine believes the Hammers also need a change of mentality to improve results this season.“When we conceded, we had a lot of fear about losing the game,” said Pellegrini after his side surrendered a 1-0 half-time lead to lose 2-1 to Bournemouth.“I have said before that we have to change that and I think that will improve.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

28 Fugitive Economic Offenders Living Outside India, Says Govt

first_imgAs many as 28 Indians involved in financial irregularities with banks and other offenses are currently living abroad, according to data from the Indian government.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are pursuing legal actions against these fugitive Indians, and efforts are on to bring them back, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh told the Lok Sabha on July 25.The list provided by Singh in the parliament named 23 Indians involved in financial irregularities with the banks as well as who are under criminal investigation (who are living abroad/fled abroad) during the last three years. Among them, whose cases are being pursued by the CBI, are six women.The ED, on the other hand, is handling cases of 13 persons. Eight persons — Vijay Mallya, Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi, Jatin Mehta, Ashish Jobanputra, Chetan Jayantilal Sandesara, Nitin Jayantilal Sandesara, and Diptiben Chetankumar Sandesara — are named in both the lists.The list includes high-profile names such as business tycoons Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India over unpaid dues worth $1.3 billion to a consortium of 17 Indian banks, as well as Nirav Modi, Neeshal Modi and Mehul Choksi, who are accused in a $2.2 billion scam involving the Punjab National Bank.Also listed is former boss of the Indian Premier League Lalit Modi who is accused in a money laundering case; Ashish Jobanputra and his wife Priti, who are wanted in a Rs 770 crore bill discounting scam involving the State Bank of India (SBI) and Bank of Baroda (BoB); industrialist Pushpesh Baid, who allegedly siphoned off hundreds of crores of rupees from several banks in Kolkata using forged documents; and the brothers Umesh, Kamlesh and Nilesh Parekh, owners of Shree Ganesh Jewellers who are accused of defaulting on loans worth Rs 2,600 crore taken from several Indian banks.The other groups of family members named in the list are the directors of Sterling Biotech — Chetan Jayantilal Sandesara, Nitin Jayantilal Sandesara and Diptiben Chetankumar Sandesara — over an alleged Rs 5,000 crore bank fraud case; and the directors of Chandigarh-based Surya Pharmaceuticals Limited Rajiv Goyal and Alka Goyal, who allegedly committed a Rs 157 crore fraud against the SBI.The list also includes the names of Ritesh Jain of Auro Gold, accused of unpaid bank loans worth hundreds of crores, and Jatin Mehta of Winsome Diamonds, with alleged loan default of Rs 146 crore. The other fugitives who figure on the list are Sunny Kalra, Sanjay Kalra, Sudhir Kumar Kalra, Aarti Kalra, Varsha Kalra, Eklavya Garg, Vinay Mittal, Sabya Seth, Hitesh Narendrabhai Patel and Mayuriben Patel.“Efforts are being made for securing the presence of these accused in the country by way of issuance of LOC (Look out circular), RCN (Red Corner Notice) and extradition requests,” Singh said.As of March 2018, India has signed extradition treaties with 48 countries, including the United States, the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Extradition treaties have also been signed with Croatia, Italy, and Sweden, the Hindu reported.As many as 31 businessmen from India are absconding and are under investigation by the CBI, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar earlier said in the Lok Sabha on March 14.The preferred destinations for fugitive Indians are the United States, United Arab Emirates, Canada and the United Kingdom, according to data from the Ministry of External Affairs obtained through a Right to Information query. Related ItemsCBIEnforcement DirectorateExtraditionlast_img read more