New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon's global CEO Jeff Bezos, who is visiting India, paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat on Tuesday.
Bezos, who is ranked amongst top most global billionaires, shared a video of his visit to Raj Ghat on Twitter.
In the video, Bezos, wearing a traditional Indian attire of white kurta-pajama and orange Indian high-necked waistcoat, is seen laying a wreath on the memorial site.
"Just landed in India and spent a beautiful afternoon paying my respects to someone who truly changed the world. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi," his tweet said.
Bezos is on a three-day India visit starting from Tuesday. He is likely to attend an event here organsied by Amazon for MSMEs. He is also likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In addition, he is also likely to meet top Indian businessmen and Bollywood celebrities in Mumbai.
Bezos' India visit comes at a time when the e-commerce player is facing an anti-trust investigation on multiple counts, including deep discounts and exclusive tie-up with preferred sellers, in India.
It had faced similar investigations in the EU and the US.
On Monday, in a major setback ahead of Bezos' visit, fair market watchdog, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) ordered an enquiry into the operations of both Amazon and Flipkart on multiple counts, including deep discounts and exclusive tie-up with preferred sellers.
Finding merit in the allegations leveled by traders' body Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh, the Commission on Monday asked its Director General (DG) to complete the investigation in 60 days from the receipt of the order.
Meanwhile, traders across 300 cities of the country have planned to hold protests under the aegis of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) during Bezos' visit.
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) With the Goa Chief Minister maintaining that the Lokayukta's report on illegal renewal of 88 mining leases in the coastal state in 2015 is "recommendatory" only, the state Congress on Wednesday said it will approach the CBI for a probe.
Goa Lokayukta P.K. Mishra had on Tuesday indicted former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, former Mines Secretary P.K. Sain and Mining and Geology Department Director Prasanna Acharya and directed the state government to order a CBI probe into the matter.
"The state government has a lot to hide. Therefore, it is not ordering a CBI probe, which is why we -- as an opposition party -- will file the plaint before the Central Bureau of Investigation based on the Lokayukta's orders," Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar told reporters here.
"We will also seek a probe into the role of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the case," he added.
Parsekar, who was the Chief Minister from 2014-17, Sain and Prasanna Acharya were indicted for illegal renewals of mining leases in "haste", after nearly a dozen mining leases were similarly renewed during Parrikar's tenure.
After Chief Minister Pramod Sawant appeared reluctant on the CBI probe order on the ground that "the Goa Lokayukta report is recommendatory", Chodankar said that the Congress would move the CBI due to Sawant's "lacklustre response" on the matter.