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. 

Rafale deal: Congress to meet CAG Today

New Delhi: Seeking to step up its attack on the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal, the Congress will raise the issue with the CAG today and demand a thorough probe into the matter, party sources said.

They said top Congress leaders will meet the Comptroller and Auditor General Wednesday morning on the issue. The Congress has alleged corruption in the deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault Aviation.

S Korean leader and North's Kim hold summit talks

Seoul: South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong Un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang Tuesday past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between his hosts and the United States.

Kim and Moon embraced at Pyongyang's international airport -- where the North Korean leader had supervised missile launches last year as tensions mounted.

Pak govt, Opposition agree for parliamentary probe into vote rigging charges

Islamabad: Pakistan government and the Opposition on Tuesday unanimously agreed to form a parliamentary committee to investigate allegations of rigging in the July 25 general elections in which the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the single largest party.

ISRO Scientist Framed For Spying Died Hours Before Order That Cleared Him

Bengaluru: It was a verdict he had been longing for after nearly two and half decades of wait in the ISRO espionage case. But it was not to be.

Former space scientist K Chandrasekhar slipped into coma hours before the Supreme Court delivered its judgement on Friday, dismissing the espionage case as a frame-up.

In its verdict, the top court held that former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist Nambi Narayanan was "arrested unnecessarily, harassed and subjected to mental cruelty" in a 1994 espionage case.

Doubtful if Rahul Gandhi knows Rabi and Kharif: Amit Shah takes jibe at Cong leader

Jaipur: Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, BJP chief Amit Shah Tuesday said it was doubtful whether the Congress leader knows about Rabi and Kharif crops and alleged the opposition party cannot protect farmers' interest.

Goa Cong MLAs to meet Governor to seek dismissal of Parrikar govt

Panaji: Goa Congress legislators will meet Governor Mridula Sinha Tuesday evening with a demand for dismissal of the Manohar Parrikar-led government and allowing the opposition party to stake claim for forming an alternate government.

The move comes at a time when 62-year-old Parrikar is admitted in the AIIMS in Delhi for a pancreatic ailment. Goa is being ruled by the BJP-led Alliance headed by Parrikar.

Reliance Communications To Exit Telecom Fully To Focus On Realty: Anil Ambani

Mumbai: Billionaire Anil Ambani announced on Tuesday that the cash-strapped Reliance Communications will be completely exiting the telecom business to concentrate on real estate in future. 

The first priority for RCom, which is credited for democratising telecom services through cheaper offers in early 2000s, is to resolve its debt worth over Rs. 40,000 crore, he told shareholders at the company's 14th annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai.


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