Prime Minister Indira Gandhi will meet US President Ronald Reagan during her visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly session. Though the timing for the meeting is not fixed, it is likely to take place on September 26 or 27. It is not clear if Reagan will attend the informal discussions Mrs Gandhi will have with other heads of state.
Flight To China
A historic flight, the first in over 25 years to Chinese territory by an Indian aircraft, will take place in the next three days to rescue three Kailas Mansarovar pilgrims stranded in the military township of Taklakot in western Tibet. Sujata Singh, liaison officer for the seventh batch of pilgrims, Atar Vaidya and R C Acharaya were taken back to Taklakot following a blizzard in the Lipu Lekh pass.
Swraj Paul Case
Senior cabinet members, as well as the governor of the Reserve Bank of India, had strong reservations about the scheme permitting non-resident Indian companies and their subsidiaries to invest in the shares of Indian companies. The controversial decision, which will benefit the 13 companies of the Caparo group belonging to Swraj Paul, was taken after a bitter controversy.
Centre On Judiciary
The government is contemplating implementing its decision to appoint chief justices of all high courts from outside the states by next year. The policy decision was taken with the concurrence of the Chief Justice that all chief justices should be from outside the state and at least one-third of the strength of each high court should also be from outside.