Former France President Francois Hollande on Friday brought a new twist to the Rafale Deal controversy by claiming that the Modi government recommended Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence for the offset clause in the Rafale fighter jet deal. In an article published by French journal Mediapart, Hollande while replying to a question about the selection Reliance as a partner of Dassault, blamed the Indian government that it proposed Reliance’s name and Dassault had no choice but to take the company given to it.
Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a 44-year-old nun 12 times between 2014 to 2016, was arrested on Friday by the Kottayam police following third consecutive day of interrogation.
Irked by the stern stand adopted by the European Union in the post-Brexit talks, Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday issued a statement, saying that her country must be accorded the respect by the EU no matter how the odds are stacked up against them in the negotiations.
On the first day of Super Four round of Asia Cup 2018, India defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets. Chasing 174 to win, India reached the target in 36.2 overs with seven wickets in hand. With this win, India now occupies top spot on the Asia Cup 2018 Super 4 points table. Ravindra Jadeja who replaced injured Hardik Pandya in the Indian squad scalped four wickets on his return to ODI side.
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The State Election Commission is scheduled to declare today the results of Punjab zilla parishad and panchayat samiti elections 2018. The rural body polls were held on Wednesday in 22 districts of the state.
A total of 22 zila parishads went to polls, where 354 seats were contested. On the other hand, 2,900 seats in 150 panchayat samitis were up for grabs. Ahead of the elections, the Congress was pitched to emerge as the winner as the party has swept all local body polls held after the 2017 assembly elections.