Dawood Ibrahim’s properties auctioned in Mumbai
Three south Mumbai properties belonging to fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim were auctioned for Rs 11.58 crore today. The properties were put on auction by the ministry of finance, under the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act.
The three properties are Hotel Raunaq Afroz, also known as Delhi Zaika, Shabnam Guest House and six rooms in Damarwala building. The Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust was the highest bidder for the three properties.
While the Raunaq Afroz hotel attracted a bid of Rs 4.53 crore, Shabnam Guest House got a bid of Rs 3.52 crore and the rooms in the Damarwala building went for Rs 3.53 crore.
Bengal gets GI status for Rasagullah
A bitter tug-of-war over a popular sweet has been resolved, with West Bengal besting Odisha in the battle over the origins of the rasgullah.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today that her state had been granted GI or the Geographical Indication status for the sweet.
“Sweet news for us all. We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI… status for Rosogolla,” Banerjee, currently in London, tweeted.
West Bengal and neighbouring Odisha have been engaged in a legal battle over the origin of the cottage cheese-based sweet since June 2015.
The GI under the World Trade Organization is a sign that identifies a product as originating from a particular place.
Trump, Modi want India, US to have world’s greatest armies: White House
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pledged that the US and India should have the world’s greatest militaries as they discussed bilateral strategic partnership and their shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region, according to the White House.
The two leaders met yesterday on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Manila, the Philippines.
President Trump expressed appreciation that Indian purchases of oil from the United States have surpassed 10 million barrels in recent months, and expressed confidence that stronger energy cooperation will be a geopolitical and economic game changer for both countries.