According to sources from Washington Mr. Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, and so he has maintained his innocence in the face of Mr. Mueller's investigations. Meanwhile Mr. Trump's ex-deputy campaign manager, Rick Gates, has admitted conspiracy and lying to investigators in a plea deal.
According to sources Anantapur MP JC Diwakar Reddy is always outspoken about any issue. He also made some comments in the past which irked his party (TDP) many times. Meanwhile amid the rising demand for Special Status from the fellow MPs of his party and resignation demand from YSRCP, JC Diwakar Reddy has chosen not to blink on it and instead, he chose to put forward his opinion on AP special status straight and bold.
According to sources the ensuing biennial election to 3 Rajya Sabha MP Seats in Andhra Pradesh gave an opportunity to YSR Congress party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to get a big financier to run his party with huge money resources ahead of 2019 elections.
Islamabad sources reported that Pakistan was in a denial mode as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to place it back on its terrorist financing watch list. Meanwhile the decision is a blow to both Pakistan’s economy and its strained relations with the United States. Previously in the week China, Turkey, and the Gulf Cooperation Council were opposing the US-led move against Pakistan but by Thursday night both China and Saudi Arabia dropped their opposition.
According to sources Donald Trump on Friday recited the lyrics of a song seen as anti-immigration called "The Snake" to drive home his point about restricting immigration an inflammatory move that hardened back to his days on the campaign trail. Meanwhile in a speech to conservatives at a convention outside Washington
Hyderabad sources have stated that India's leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical company Biocon will soon establish a dedicated research and development (R&D) centre in Hyderabad and will also expand its existing operations. Meanwhile the company Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Chennai sources have stated that Tamil superstar Rajinikanth appreciated his contemporary and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Hassan, saying the "efficient" star would earn people's confidence. Meanwhile when responding to Hassan launching his political party MNM at Madurai on Wednesday, Rajinikanth, who is also set to take the political plunge, said though he and Hassan would be taking different paths, their destination would be only public welfare.
According to sources talks between digital service providers (DSPs) and the south Indian film industries have failed once again. Earlier on Friday, the two parties met to attempt a resolution to the standoff. This was the third round of talks. However, the crisis was not resolved and now, no new south Indian film will release from March 1 till the two parties come to an agreement.
It was announced today that Superstar Rajnikanth will next star in a movie directed by Karthik Subbaraj of Pizza, Jigarthanda and Iraivi fame, and bankrolled by Sun Pictures. Earlier, Rajnikanth had made an announcement that he will be involved in devotional politics, and was keen on starting his political journey.
The Indian telecom giant Airtel has come forward to the rescue of Aircel, which is currently in deep trouble. Following the involvement of Airltel , it is expected that the troubles of Aircel will reduce gradually. As Aircel signals haven't been received by many all over the country, people have begun porting their numbers to the other popular networks in the country.
Rahul Gandhi is the youngest leader in century-old Congress Party. And he has the powerful leader in opponent side, Narendra Modi. Although in 2014, they were decimated to double digits in Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi’s inspirational leadership has certainly rekindled hopes of making a major turnaround.
The inaugural speech of Kamal Haasan has received applause from people of the state and indeed he spoke well, narrating his vision and mission. Certainly his speech was bounded by confusions and contradictions rather than clarity and boldness. He appeared to play safe and soft with DMK and was vociferous against AIADMK although he did not made any direct reference of any political party in his speech.
Singer Papon has been charged with a criminal case, as a harassment case was filed against him, following his activities in a Holi celebration along with contestants of a music reality show judged by him, and has been booked on charges of kissing a minor inappropriately.
Popular Jeweler Nirav Modi hogged limelight after he was accused in a 11400 crore scam involving him and the Punjab National Bank, in which he had got fraudulent undertaking letters for getting overseas credits from lenders. The Enforcement Directorate had even made numerous raids all over the country in association with this scam by Modi.
According to sources Social media major Snapchat is trying to convince its users that they will get used to the changes that have been brought about on the app and they must have some patience. But the users don’t seem to be happy with Snap Inc for having made these design changes and simply want the old layout restored. Meanwhile an online petition Change.org has gone viral and the number of people sighing on is only going up. Within a week, the Change.org petition has witnessed a 50% jump from
Andhra Pradesh sources stated that Chandrababu Naidu and Jayaprakash Narayan have not been on good terms. Notwithstanding his personal equation with JP, AP CM and TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu is now toying with the idea of nominating JP for Rajya Sabha in TDP's quota. Meanwhile this is in order to "felicitate" JP's self-less contribution to state, nation.
New Delhi sources have made a statement that the Income Tax Department today said it has attached an Rs 1,200 crore worth property of the Gitanjali group, located in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Hyderabad, in connection with its tax evasion probe. Meanwhile the officials said the property has been provisionally attached under the Income Tax law and the action was taken to "recover outstanding tax demands".
According to report, security experts believe that the sensitive details of customers of the state-run bank were offered for sale through a website for at least three months. Meanwhile the Hong Kong-based English language news reported that the bank was tipped off on Wednesday night about the data breach by CloudSek Information Security, a company registered in Singapore that also has its office in Bengaluru.
Sources from Seoul stated that Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka will come face to face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend. Accordingly the Pyeongchang Games have become a venue for geopolitics as much as sports as the nuclear armed North mounts a charm offensive analysts say is intended to loosen the sanctions regime against it and weaken the alliance between Seoul and Washington.
New Delhi sources have stated that telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said there are no plans at present to merge BSNL and MTNLBSE -2.68 %, but asserted that the strategic plan outlined for promoting synergy among state-owned telecom firms will strengthen and benefit both the organizations. Sinha said "There is no thinking in government on merging the two.
According to sources ahead of the 2019 Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh, the slogan of every party in the state looks to be 'Special Status for AP'. Meanwhile it appears to be their major 'promise' to lure voters. Accordingly Congress, a party which has a rich history in the national as well as state politics, had to concede an embarrassing defeat in 2014 Assembly elections, primarily because of state bifurcation.
According to sources CBI had arrested Rotomac pen company owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul on charges of cheating a consortium of banks of Rs 3,695 crore (including interest) by siphoning off loans sanctioned to his company for procurement of wheat and other goods for export. Meanwhile the agency arrested the two after day long questioning at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters in south Delhi's Lodi Road area.
According to sources Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros has proposed to vaccinate the entire country against yellow fever, after the disease emerged in new areas. Sources have stated that the recommendation will now be discussed with international organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
According to report from London according to a media report, Ravneet Singh, 37, who is from Punjab, was waiting to enter the Portcullis House, part of the British Parliamentary Estate, to meet Sikh Labor MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi when the assault took place. Meanwhile Singh said he was waiting in the queue when the man, who was shouting "Muslim go back", approached him and tried to remove his turban, a religious headgear.
New Delhi sources have stated that everyone talks about the billionaire Nirav Modi and his alleged 11,300 crore swindling of Punjab National Bank (PNB), investigators are now uncovering the extent of his ultra-lush lifestyle. Meanwhile he made frequent appearances in glossy magazines for his A-lister parties in cities and enrolled top actresses and models (Priyanka Chopra, Rosie Huntington Whiteley) as the brand ambassadors for his jewelry.
According to sources Gen Kim was the North's intelligence chief, and is believed to have plotted several attacks on South Korea. Meanwhile the North Korea's attendance at the Winter Olympics is seen as a thaw in tense relations between the two Koreas. Further there are concerns Pyongyang has been using the event simply to improve its international image.
Hyderabad sources have stated that Telangana government said the consumer products division of Wipro, Wipro Consumer Care, has decided to invest Rs 220 crore for setting up a manufacturing unit in the state. The proposed unit will manufacture toilet soaps and other personal care products.