The CBI has written to the government for reconsideration of its 2005 decision and allow the agency to file a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court in the Bofors case challenging quashing of an FIR in the alleged scam, officials said.
An unbeaten India would start as overwhelming favourites against an under-performing but dangerous South Korea in their first match of the Super 4 stage in the 10th Asia Cup hockey tournament on Wednesday.
AYODHYA, UTTAR PRADESH: Yogi Adityanath, who wants a giant statue of lord Ram in Ayodhya, was happy today to give a grand, ceremonial welcome to actors playing Ram, Sita and Lakshman as they arrived by chopper in the temple town at the start of the "Deepotsav", the town's biggest Diwali celebrations ever.
China plans to complete a $2 billion hydropower project in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir ahead of schedule, according to state-run media in Beijing.
The Karot Hydropower Project is being built on the river Jhelum. Construction began last year. It will be owned by a Chinese firm for 30 years, after which it will be handed over to the Pakistan government.
India has consistently opposed China's funding of projects in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir on the grounds that it violates India's territorial sovereignty.
The company said in a statement that the project will help ease Pakistan's power shortage and generate local employment.
The report in the Global Times, a nationalist tabloid, has not mentioned the new timeline for the project. Last month, Bloomberg reported that the project would be ready nine months ahead of its December 2021 deadline."India has repeatedly expressed its concern over the project since the project is located in disputed Kashmir, but it won't affect cooperation between China and Pakistan, because the ties are unshakable and will not target India," the Global Times quoted Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of International Relations.
China is spending about $54 billion on infrastructure projects for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, which also runs through Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and is part of the massive 'Belt-And-Road' plan to connect China with Europe and Africa through a network of roads, rail and ports. India has denounced the project and boycotted a huge conclave in May in Beijing that was attended by 60 countries that have signed up to the Belt-and-Road project.
China and India ended their worst border stand-off in decades at the end of August with both sides agreeing to withdraw their troops from the flashpoint at the remote Doklam Plateau in the Eastern Himalayas. Indian troops crossed the Sikkim border in June to stop China from constructing a new road located close to the "Chicken's Neck" which links India to its northeastern states.
Pranab Mukherjee, who in his four-decades of public life has worked with four Prime Ministers, today had warm praise for Narendra Modi. But he expressed reservations about the goal the BJP has adopted - that of a Congress Mukt Bharat (Congress-free India).
There is no denying the fact that the electoral loss in Gurdaspur is a serious setback. Getting less than 25,000 votes is alarming for AAP and a wake-up call as well. But one can always cite several reasons like these:
SYDNEY: An AirAsia flight from Australia to Indonesia was forced to turn back to Perth after losing cabin pressure, with passengers today recounting their terror as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling.
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, who upended India's mobile-phone market with free data and voice services a year ago, said the business made profit before interest and taxes as the unit began charging for data even as it reported a net loss.
PATNA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Bihar today, praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his commitment towards the state's progress. PM Modi was speaking during the centenary celebrations of Patna University. The two leaders are sharing the stage in Bihar for the first time since Janata Dal (United)'s exit from theMahagathbandhan and return to the NDA fold. They will later fly to Mokama to launch several projects worth thousands of crores.
NEW DELHI: Rejecting a request to relax its ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and nearby towns till November 1, the Supreme Court today said it was "pained and sad" that a communal colour had been given to its order.