A People’s Liberation Army (PLA) regiment commander who was involved in theclash with India in Galwan Valley was chosen by the Chinese government to carry the Winter Olympic torch relay in Beijing.
The Winter Olympics will open in a lavish ceremony to be attended by President Xi Jinping and more than a dozen world leaders, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, five Central Asian Presidents and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
China’s government has continued to keep the Galwan clash in the public spotlight even as both sides continue talks on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Electoral bonds worth ?1,213 crore were sold by the SBI in January, with most of them being encashed in the New Delhi branch.
This comes as campaigning for the Assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is in full swing, after being announced on January 8.
The scheme enables Indian citizens or companies to buy the bonds from 29 SBI branches in denominations of ?1,000, ?10,000, ?1 lakh, ?10 lakh and ?1 crore to be used as anonymous donations to political parties.