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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 15, 2018, 06.55 PM(IST)

File photo of Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

Govt files affidavit in SC seeking 'correction' in para which makes reference to CAG report, PAC in Rafale judgement

A day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged that Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Rafale pricing never reached Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the Centre on Saturday filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking ''correction'' in a paragraph in its judgement on Rafale fighter jet deal in which a reference has been made about the CAG report and PAC, reported news agency PTI.

New Maldivian president Solih arrives in India on Sunday; visa pact on the cards

Solih arrives in India at 2 pm on Sunday. The 3-day visit from 16-18th will see the President meeting Indian business leaders, being accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan and address a joint press conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. 

NGT clears way for reopening Thoothukudi Sterlite plant, Tamil Nadu govt to appeal

The National Green Tribunal has set aside Tamil Nadu government's closure order of Vedanta`s copper smelter plant permanently saying it was non-sustainable and unjustified.

AgustaWestland case: Court extends Christian Michel's CBI custody by 4 days

The Patiala House Court on Saturday extended the CBI custody of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland case, by four days. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for December 19.

Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe: Foreign minister

Turkey's foreign minister said Saturday his country would "not give up" on finding out the truth about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.