Police in New Delhi questioned an Indian lawmaker on Thursday for allegedly taking bribes in exchange for the illegal issuance of visas for nearly 300 Chinese nationals in 2011 as part of a Chinese-funded power project in India’s Punjab state, the Times of India reported on Thursday. Karti Chidambaram, a member of the Indian Parliament representing the Indian National Congress (INC) political party, appeared before members of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on May 26 as part of his cooperation with an ongoing investigation into his allegedly corrupt actions. “The fresh case against Karti pertains to issuance of visas to 263 Chinese nationals in 2011 when his father P Chidambaram was the Union home minister [Indian Minister of Home Affairs]. It is alleged that Karti received Rs 50 lakh [$64,405] to illegally facilitate visas for the Chinese nationals for working on a power project in Punjab,” the Times of India reported on May 26. “According to the CBI, the … [Read more...] about Indian Lawmaker Issued Illegal Visas to Chinese Citizens for Bribes
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Union minister for external affairs S Jaishankar on Friday told his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi to expedite the disengagement process in eastern Ladakh on the LAC and outlined that peace on the border is prerequisite to healthy ties between India and China. Also Read: EXCLUSIVE | Inside Doval-Yi Meeting: China Promises Complete Disengagement, Says Present Situation Not in Mutual Interest According to CNNNEWS18, Jaishankar conveyed the national sentiment to Wang Yi and maintained that peace and tranquillity at the border areas provide the foundation of stable and cooperative ties. He also pointed to agreements designed to strengthen those foundations and prevent the kind of situation that both nations are experiencing. Also Read: Wang Yi In Delhi, Meets NSA Ajit Doval, Union Minister Jaishankar | Top Developments Jaishankar said that the 2020 clashes in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh due to Chinese aggression have impacted the relationship. He also told his counterpart … [Read more...] about Jaishankar Conveys National Sentiment To Wang Yi, Says Peace At LAC Must For Good Relations
Tata has launched its new “super app,” the Tata Neu app that comes as a one-stop-shop for payments, shopping, booking flights and hotels, paying bills, food delivery, and more. The app comes in competition with Paytm, which also serves a similar purpose. The Tata Neu app facilitates all these services via Tata’s own ventures like payments via Tata Pay, food delivery via QMin and Starbucks, shopping via Tata Cliq, groceries via Big Basket, Hotels via Taj, flights via Air Asia, and so on. The app has been launched for end users on both iOS and Android. Users can download the app from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The Tata Neu app comes as a good alternative to other shopping and online services apps like Paytm, Amazon, Flipkart, and more. In this article, we will take a look at how the Tata Neu app is different from competition in terms of the services it provides, and the overall user experience. Tata Neu Provides Services Via Existing Tata Products The biggest and … [Read more...] about How Is Tata Neu ‘Super App’ Different From Amazon, Paytm and Other Shopping Apps
Ever wondered where World War III might break out? A clear and troubling consensus has emerged in the American national security community that the Taiwan Strait is the most likely place for a major war to erupt between the United States and China; that it might start soon, and that such a conflict might quickly escalate into a nuclear confrontation. In March, the leading foreign policy organization in the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, issued a report concluding that Taiwan has become “the most dangerous flashpoint in the world.” There, a unique and troubling set of geopolitical developments have conspired to make a shooting war between the People’s Republic of China and the United States more likely than ever before. Recently the newly appointed commander of U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific Region, Admiral John Aquilino, remarked that a possible invasion of Taiwan by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) “is much closer than we think.” Ever since … [Read more...] about Wonder Where World War III Might Break Out? Try Taiwan
A week that began with the world wondering if the U.S. and China were inevitably headed to war over Taiwan took a different turn Thursday thanks to a speech delivered by Secretary of State Antony Blinken at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The concerns about looming conflict came on Monday when President Biden indicated that the U.S. would use military force to protect Taiwan from a potential Chinese attack . While Biden and his team quickly sought to clarify that the U.S. was not backing away from its policy of “strategic ambiguity” regarding Taiwan—arguing that what the president meant was that he was merely reiterating a long-standing commitment “to provide Taiwan with the military means to defend itself”—his remarks triggered a tough response from the Chinese, who asserted China maintained “the strong resolve, determination, and capability” to defend its “national sovereignty and territorial integrity.” As a consequence, interest was high in Blinken’s … [Read more...] about Secretary of State Blinken to China: You Want to Compete? Bring It On!