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Five things to watch out for today

| Updated on January 08, 2018 Published on October 25, 2017

The special CBI court is likely to pronounce the verdict in the 2G scam case today. The trial on the six-year-old case concluded in April and the accused include former telecom minister A Raja, DMK leader Kanimozhi among others. The CBI has alleged that former Telecom Minister A Raja had caused a huge loss to the exchequer by underpricing the telecom licences.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold bilateral talks on strategic and counterterrorism issues with Prime Minister Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Rex Tillerson’s visit may see the announcement of the new 2+2 dialogue format that will be taking place in lieu of the India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. The 2+2 will be jointly presided over Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis from the US side while India will be represented by Ministers of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Defence Nirmala Sitharaman.

Jaypee group's plea to hive off the multi-crore Yamuna Expressway will come up for hearing in the Supreme Court. Jaypee Associates has told the apex court that it has an offer worth Rs 2,500 crore and wants permission to sell the project to raise money. Jaypee Associates, the parent company of Jaypee Infratech, has been asked by the apex court to deposit Rs 2,000 crore with the Supreme Court registry by October 27 for paying troubled home buyers.

Trinamool Congress will hold a high-level party meeting. Besides effecting a likely reshuffle following senior leader Mukul Roy's exit, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is expected to lay out the roadmap for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

Brazil will take on a resolute England in the first semifinal contest of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Kolkata. In the other semi, to be played in Navi Mumbai, three-time Euro U17 champions Spain will face hard-tackling Africans who also play at a fast pace. In cricket, India will face their stiffest test in recent times when they try to bounce back in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand in the must-win second game in Pune.

(This list has been modified to include Rex Tillerson's visit to India in place of the US India Trade Policy Forum meet)

Published on October 25, 2017

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