US reviewing India's development of Chabahar port, says official

Washington: The Trump administration, which is determined to impose fresh set of sanctions on Iran and countries and entities engaged in business with Tehran, is currently reviewing India's development of the strategically important Chabahar port in the Islamic Republic, a senior government official has said. 

The Chabahar port is being considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries besides ramping up trade among the three countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi. 

PM to inaugurate Sikkim's first airport

Gangtok: Sikkim's dream of having an airport will come true on Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate an aerodrome at Pakyong, around 33 km from here.

The foundation stone of the greenfield airport was laid in 2009. Modi will also address a gathering at St. Xavier's School at Pakyong after inaugurating the airport, officials said.

The prime minister reached here on Sunday evening in an MI-8 chopper from Bagdogra and was received by Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and others at Libing Army Helipad.

Govt to take all measures to ensure liquidity in NBFCs: Jaitley

New Delhi: Seeking to calm the nerves of worried investors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Monday that the government would take all measures to ensure adequate liquidity for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and mutual funds.

The minister's remarks come in the wake of stock markets witnessing sudden and stiff fall in intra-day trade on Friday over concerns of liquidity crisis being faced by some of the NBFCs.

Country needs more quality singles players: Amritraj

Chennai: Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj on Sunday said that the country needs to develop quality singles players if it wants to be in the elite group in the world. India recently lost to Serbia in the Davis World Group Play-off tie 0-4 and Amritraj felt the country was lacking in the number of quality singles players.

20 Promised Jobs At State-Run ONGC, Cheated Of Rs. 2 Crore: Police

New Delhi: Seven men arrested in connection with a job racket promising employment to youths with the ONGC confessed to having duped at least 20 people of Rs. 2 crore in last two years, the police said Sunday.

Last week, police arrested the seven, two Ministry of Rural Development employees among them, for allegedly cheating unemployed youths on the pretext of getting them jobs in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation as Assistant Managers.

India thrash Pakistan by 9 wickets

Dubai: India beat Pakistan by nine wickets in a Super Four encounter of the Asia Cup here Sunday with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan scoring hundreds.

India chased down a victory target of 238, India reached the target in 39.3 overs with Rohit hitting an unbeaten 111 while Dhawan scored 114.

Brief Scores: Pakistan 237/7 in 50 overs (Shoaib Malik 78 off 90 balls, Jasprit Bumrah 2/29, Kuldeep Yadav 2/41)

India 238/1 in 39.3 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 114 off 100 balls, Rohit Sharma 111 off 119 balls). India won by 9 wickets.

Pregnant Wife Bites Off Man's Tongue As He Was Not "Good Looking"

New Delhi: A 22-year-old man lost almost half of his tongue after his pregnant wife deliberately bit it off while kissing him, the police said Sunday.

The incident was reported from outer Delhi's Ranhola on Saturday night. Locals said that the woman was not happy as she felt her husband was not good-looking.

However, the couple had compatibility issues and had regular fights, the police said, adding the husband is a street artiste.

PM violated oath by leaking info to Anil Ambani: Congress

New Delhi: Continuing its attack on the BJP-led Centre over the Rafale deal, the Congress Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of violating the oath of confidentiality by leaking information to Reliance Defence chief Anil Ambani about the purchase of 36 fighter jets from France.

Anand Sharma, deputy leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, demanded that the prime minister respond to the charges made against him in connection with the controversial deal instead of fielding his ministers.


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