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PNB fraud case: CBI arrests general manager-rank bank officer

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The CBI has arrested a General Manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB) in connection with the Rs 11,344.40 crore fraud case with investigators claiming the practice of issuing Letters of Understanding without sanctioned limits to Nirav Modi…

Five more arrests in PNB scam

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Vipul Ambani and four other senior officials of billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi were on Tuesday arrested in connection with the Rs 11,344.40 crore bank fraud involving Punjab National Bank (PNB).

Kerala 'love jihad' case: Restore my freedom, Hadiya tells SC

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A Kerala woman, whose marriage to a Muslim man was annulled after being termed love jihad, has told the Supreme Court she wanted to exercise her freedom of religion and choice of marriage. In an affidavit, Akhila, who was renamed Hadiya…

Private hospitals behave like predators: NPPA

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Private hospitals make a killing at the cost of hapless patients as they enjoy a profit margin as high as 1300-1700% on disposable syringes, more than 2000% on intra-venous infusion set and nearly 600% on medicines, according to a new…

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Unprecedented crisis: Delhi chief secy claims AAP MLAs assaulted him

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The administration in Delhi slipped into an unprecedented crisis on Monday after the chief secretary claimed that AAP MLAs manhandled him in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a midnight meeting.The Delhi government…


Banks were warned thrice against misuse of SWIFT: RBI

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Amid the multi-agency probe into Indias biggest banking scam, RBI on Tuesday said it had "confidentially" cautioned banks thrice since August 2016 on the risks arising from malicious use of SWIFT system, and has decided to set up a panel…


Kerala to make vaccination compulsory for school admission

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The Kerala government is set to make vaccination compulsory for admission in schools from the next academic year.


Jaitley blames RBI, auditors for scam

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Breaking his silence for the first time in the Rs 11,400 crore Punjab National Bank loan fraud, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday held the bank management, auditors and the Reserve Bank of India responsible for the scam allegedly…


Canada to reaffirm support to unity of India, when Trudeau meets Modi


Canada will reaffirm its support to the unity of India when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host his counterpart from the North American nation, Justin Trudeau, in New Delhi on Friday.


I-T dept raids 20 premises linked to Choksi, Gitanjali group

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The Income Tax Department today raided 20 premises linked to Gitanjali Gems promoter Mehul Choksi and associated firms in connection with a tax evasion case, official sources said. They said the searches were being conducted in Mumbai,…

HC restores gag order against 'The Wire' on Jay Shah's plea

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The Gujarat High Court today restored a gag order against news portal "The Wire", thereby debarring it from publishing any article related to the businesses of BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay. Justice Paresh Upadhyay allowed an appeal filed…


National level tribunal to solve river water dispute

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The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a tribunal at national level to settle the dispute over sharing of river water between states.Briefing media after the Regional Conference of Southern States on Water resources here on…


Cabinet nod to amend Chit Funds Act


In a move to protect the savings of the investors, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval to introduce banning of unregulated deposit schemes bill and chit funds (Amendment) bill in the second leg of Budget session beginning from…

Kejriwal to attend Kamal Haasan's party launch today

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will attend the launch of veteran star Kamal Haasan's political party in Madurai tomorrow. The AAP supremo is also likely to address the meeting, sources close to Haasan said. The Delhi chief minister…

Cabinet approves agreement with Israel on film co-production

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The Union Cabinet today approved an agreement signed between India and Israel on co-production of films, an official release said.


'Rotomac diverted funds using ficticious, front companies'

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Rotomac promoter Vikram Kothari is claimed to have acquired credit from various banks for making payments to firms abroad for export but no order was executed and entire operation was carried out through "ficticious and front companies".…

Naxal-affected Malkangiri to get 1st railway line by 2022: Goyal

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Odishas Naxal-affected Malkangiri is set to get its first railway line by 2022 with the Union Cabinet giving its nod to the project that is expected to cost over Rs 2,676 crore, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced today. While making…


SC to hear actress Priya Varrier's plea today

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday would hear plea filed by Kerala actress Priya Prakash Varrier for quashing of criminal complaints lodged against her and director of Malyalam movie 'Oru Addar Love'. With the release of video of song on…


Nirav Modi scam: Moody's, Fitch warn PNB of downgrades

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International rating agencies Moodys Investor Service and Fitch Ratings today warned the scam-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) of rating downgrades, citing likely networth erosion and widening losses at the second largest state-run lender.…

Tuesday, Feb 20

Kamal Haasan visits Abdul Kalam's house before party launch

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Setting off on his political journey from a simple mans abode, veteran film star Kamal Haasan today paid a visit to the house of former President, the late APJ Abdul Kalam here, before he launches his party later today. Haasan visited…

SC to hear PIL on PNB scam today

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider on February 21 a PIL by a Delhi advocate for framing guidelines for disbursal of corporate loan above Rs 10 crore following the unearthing of the PNB scam. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak…

Monday, Feb 19

TN court sentences techie to death for rape


A 23-year-old techie was on Monday sentenced to death, the maximum punishment under law, by a court for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl last year.

Banking association question RBI on PNB fraud

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As the Punjab National Bank-Nirav Modi scam seems to be compounding, banking employees associations have questioned the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the four successive governors. "Apart from PNB, the other organisation who should be…

PNB will need to own responsibility for 'bonafide transactions': Finance Ministry

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Indias Punjab National Bank (PNB), which is at the centre of a probe into a $1.77 billion loan fraud scam, will need to honour the "bonafide" transactions that have occurred through the banks platform, a finance ministry official said on…

Man held for obscene act in front of TV actress in Mumbai

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A 43-year-old driver of a luxury car was arrested for allegedly pleasuring himself in front of a TV actress near a school in suburban Vile Parle here, police said today.Jeevan Chaudhary, who works as a driver for a city businessman, was…

Sunday, Feb 18

Dalit ire spills onto Guj streets; Mevani, 100 others detained

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Dalit anger over the death of activist Bhanubhai Vankar spilled onto Gujarat streets on Sunday, a day before the first and month-long budget session of the 14th Gujarat Legislative Assembly begins.

MP bypolls: Yashodhara Raje, nephew Jyotiraditya hit hustings

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As campaigning for upcoming bypolls to Kolaras and Mungaoli Assembly segments has started getting intense, erstwhile royals -Yashodhara Raje Scindia of the BJP and her nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress- are trying to strike the…

Justin Trudeau begins India trip with Taj Mahal visit


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday toured the Taj Mahal with his wife and children as he began a week-long visit to promote trade and investment with India.

UGC notifies regulation for grant of autonomy to colleges


Autonomous colleges will have complete freedom to design their courses, introduce new programmes, conduct examinations, evolve methods for assessment of the performance of students and announce the results.

Saturday, Feb 17

No restriction on pilgrims travelling to Pak: MEA


India said that it has not imposed any restrictions on pilgrims travelling to Pakistan amid heightened tensions between the two nations following a string of terror attacks in the Kashmir Valley.

JNU protest: FIR registered against students for wrongful restraint


The Delhi Police has registered two FIRs against students of Jawaharlal Nehru University here, a day after they gheraoed the administration block and restricted two senior officials from leaving the building for hours.

Environment Ministry notifies draft rules of Compensatory Afforestation Act

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The Environment Ministry has notified the draft rules of the Compensatory Afforestation Act. The act seeks to ensure expeditious utilisation of amounts realised in lieu of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose. Elaborating on the…

76% voter turnout in battleground Tripura

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At least 76% of the 25.7 lakh voters in Tripura cast their votes on Sunday in what is a crucial Assembly election for the CPM, which has been in power in the north-eastern state for past 25 years without interruption.

Friday, Feb 16

Ajmer sex scandal: Prime accused Suhail Chisty surrenders after 26 yrs, sent to jail


The prime accused in 1992 Ajmer sex scandal, Suhail Ghani Chisty, surrendered after 26 years. He was sent to judicial custody and his trial began on charges of rape and blackmail. The most wanted in the Ajmer blackmail scandal, Chisty, a…

MEA suspends passports of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi for four weeks

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The government on Friday suspended the passport of business tycoon Nirav Modi, who has been accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank of Rs 11400 crore. The Ministry of External Affairs suspended the validity of the passport of Nirav Modi…

Cauvery dispute: Chronology of events

Following is the chronology of events in the decades-old Cauvery water dispute matter in which the Supreme Court today held that Karnataka will get 284.75 tmcft and Tamil Nadu 404.25 tmcft Cauvery water: The original agreement, which was…

Cauvery dispute: Apex court to deliver final verdict today

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The Supreme Court will on Friday deliver its judgement on civil appeals filed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala against the final decision of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal 2007. A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and…