Ambassador Republic of Poland Piotr A Opalinski has said it was his immense pleasure that his country helped Pakistan in building its missile programme as well as strengthening its defence capacity.
China today warned that it would consider as a “major offence” if any country or foreign leader hosts or meets the Dalai Lama as it deems the Tibetan spiritual leader a “separatist” trying to split Tibet from it.
British Prime Minister Theresa May greeted the Hindu commnity on the occasion of Diwali, saying the festival is the celebration of the way of life, showing Hindu culture at its very best. May said, “Diwali gives us all the opportunity to reflect on life, teach respect and honour and to reflect on the events of the past in order to change the future”.
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has announced it will double the ex-gratia amount for police officials martyred on duty, from ₹20 lakh to ₹40 lakh. Adding jobs have been given to 400 families of deceased police officials, CM Adityanath announced that the number of commendable medals, for all units of Police Department, has been increased from 200 to 950.
On his third visit to Gujarat this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching India’s first roll on-roll off or ‘Ro-Ro’ ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej, on October 22. The ferry service, which costs ₹615 crore, will reduce the eight hour-distance between Ghogha and Dahej to one hour.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot “pursue peace” with Pakistan in a way that “cuts his own security”, a top Trump administration official has said, asserting that it is in the interest of Islamabad to build confidence with New Delhi to restart commercial ties.
China’s failure to share river data may spark off new round of tensions. Rivers could emerge as the next irritant in Indo-China ties after the recent Dokalam crisis, with Beijing missing its date with sharing hydrological data on transboundary rivers Brahmaputra and Sutlej.
Pakistan’s envoy meets EAM Sushma Swaraj.India makes ties conditional on Jadhav’s release. Newly appointed Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood held a first high-level meeting with Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj earlier this week, local media reported.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday clarified that linking bank accounts to Aadhaar is mandatory under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, dismissing media reports which suggested that such a linkage is not mandatory.
Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, Thakore community leader and national convenor of OBC Ekta Manch, Alpesh Thakore on Saturday announced that he will be joining the Congress party. Meanwhile, Patidar leaders Reshma Patel and Varun Patel have joined the BJP.