Singapore court backs Malé decision to scrap GMR deal
- 15 security personnel killed as Naxals attack CRPF convoy in Chhattisgarh
- Malaysia military believes it has tracked missing jet over Strait of Malacca
- Bhagwat cautions RSS cadres against crossing limits for BJP
- Narendra Modi's new found love for Bihar a ploy to win votes: Nitish Kumar
- Dalit teen canât pay to cheat in exam, immolates himself
In a setback to GMR Infrastructure, the Singapore Supreme Court Thursday ruled that Maldives has the authority to reclaim Malé airport from the firm, even as India stressed on "fulfilment of all legal processes", including adherence to the compensation agreement that was signed as part of the $500-million project.
"The Maldives government has the power to do what it wants, including expropriating the airport," Sundaresh Menon, the Chief Justice of Singapore, said in court.
"We will take over. We will enroll all those people from GMR who wish to join. Those who don't can go home. By Friday midnight we will take over," Maldives President Mohamed Waheed's press secretary Masood Imad said in Malé.
"We are still studying the oral order passed by the Singapore court... We would be able to comment only after studying the final written order," GMR said in its statement.
But PTI quoted Imad as saying that "a final meeting was held today with GMR officials including their CEO... (and) they have agreed for smooth transfer tomorrow itself."
In New Delhi, the MEA said it "hoped that all relevant contracts and agreements would be adhered to and all legal process are carried through."
- Eight held for ‘attacking’ Dalit wedding procession in Sabarkantha
- 90 airports on alert to check movement of cash ahead of elections
- Notices to 23 hospitals for withdrawing facility
- Sindhis threaten to move HC if Sindhu Sagar not cleaned
- In Mumbai, teacher’s love story with student ends in her arrest
- Govt dismisses AAP allegations
- AAP workers stage protest outside Kejriwal’s residence over ticket distribution
- BJP boycotts NDTV over news gaffe | The Indian Express
- Out of the promised 50,000 homes for the poor, not even 50 constructed in Gujarat by BJP: Kejriwal
- Kejriwal Gujarat tour: The unfamiliar politician | The Indian Express