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The party's legislature wing leader said the territorial government should join hands with Tamil Nadu and ensure that the SC direction on the Cauvery issue is implemented.
The BJP held a high-voltage campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing as many as four rallies in the state.
Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said the investigation into the PNB fraud is still on, and the government will not spare any guilty person.
The Congress will hold its plenary session to discuss and evolve the party's future strategy in Delhi on March 16, 17 and 18.
In Maharashtra, besides retaining the Shiv Sena in the alliance, the BJP government will also have to deal with the Maratha issue carefully.
The department issued orders for provisional attachment of these accounts in various bank branches in Mumbai under the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
While highlighting that the people of Andhra were highly upset and angry over the raw deal dished out even in the latest union Budget, Naidu said.
The CBI on Saturday made the first arrests in the multi-crore bank fraud involving billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi, taking into custody three people with a Mumbai court saying the scam has "consequences for the economy of the nation". The Enforcement Directorate (ED), on its part, continued its searches in 21 locations across India in the Rs 11,344.40 crore scam, seizing diamonds, jewellery and precious stones worth Rs 25 crore at book value. The total seizures by the ED has now risen to Rs 5,674 crore. The political temperatures over the fraud committed on Punjab National Bank
The BJP on Saturday tried to pin the blame for the PNB banking fraud on the Congress claiming that it was UPA's "original sin" and sought to link controversial diamond merchant Nirav Modi to Rahul Gandhi and Abhishek Manu Singhvi. While Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had claimed that state-run banks approved loans to Nirav Modi after Rahul Gandhi visited hi jewelry exhibition, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman claimed that the diamond merchant's company operated from a property owned by Singhvi's wife in Mumbai. Rahul dismissed the BJP's claim as an attempt to "divert the issue",
With the PNB banking scam gaining traction, Congress on Saturday decided to put all its might to "expose" the NDA government's "complicity" in the fraud and also rope in other like-minded parties to corner Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament. Leading from the front, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said a scam of this magnitude cannot be done without "high-level protection". The Congress is also planning a nation-wide campaign to step up pressure on the government. "The question is Nirav Modi has taken away Rs 22,000 crore. Prime Minister Modi has to explain why did it happen and what he
The Congress on Saturday held the BJP responsible for the Rs 11,400-crore Punjab National Bank scam involving jewellery designer Nirav Modi and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of institutionalising "crony capitalism". Congress leader Kapil Sibal accused the prime minister and his government of bringing the economy to its knees, and warned that the country's image would get a beating internationally under him. He also took a dig at Modi, claiming that while he was "sleeping" as the country's watchman, thieves were fleeing with the nation's wealth. Quoting the second FIR filed by the CBI in
The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday said the solitary Gitanjali Gems store here has started winding up since the Rs 11,400-crore Punjab National Bank scam broke out. The name of Mehul Choksi, the owner of the store, features in the multi-crore rupees fraud. A senior ED official said that the department's officials went to the Camac Street store of Gitanjali Gems, but found the shop closed. "It seems that the company was in the process of winding up the store," the official said. Another team of ED officials visited a smaller Durgapur store, which is run on franchisee basis. "It (the Durgap
India is set to take over the operations of Chabahar Port in Iran, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the West Asian nation's president Hassan Rouhani witnessed signing of the lease contract in New Delhi on Saturday. The Port and Maritime Organization of Iran leased out to India Ports Global Limited a part of the Phase 1 of the Chabahar Port (a.k.a. Shahid Behesti Port) of the Islamic Republic for 18 months. The contract was signed by Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhundi after the leaders of the two nations met in New Delhi. Modi and Rouhani witnessed e
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today condemned political killings and asked people to isolate the forces of violence."Progress will not be possible without peace. I appeal to the people of Kerala to isolate the forces of violence," he said, speaking at the release of the 100th book of senior BJP leader in Kerala, P S Sreedharan Pillai. The Vice-President's statement assumes significance in the backdrop of killing of a Youth Congress leader Shuhaib, allegedly by ruling CPI(M) workers, at the politically sensitive Kannur district on February 13. Coming down heavily on political clashes, Naidu s
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan. Singh, who was here to attend a programme at Rohilkhand University, said bilateral talks and terrorism cannot go hand in hand. "India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan... Talks and terrorism cannot go on concurrently," he told news persons. Replying to a question on withdrawal of cases against stone pelters in Kashmir, he said it is being done only in "cases of first-time offenders". "The government does not want to keep someone co
She was at an amusement park with her family when her hair became tangled in the wheels of a go-kart.
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??According to data shared by PNB, at the centre of an over Rs 11,300 crore fraud involving the diamond czars, at least 143 LoUs were issued in 63 days, starting March 1, 2017, compared to around 150 issued since 2011, when the alleged fraud began.
??The crackdown that started on March 20, 2017 has led to 2,956 arrests till February 14. According to data provided by the UP DGP's office, 142 wanted or criminals with rewards on their heads have surrendered either within the state or outside.
??Between January 1, 2015 and March 31, 2017, as many as 5,200 officials of public sector banks have been punished for fraud. At Punjab National Bank (PNB), 184 officials were caught for fraudulent activities during the same period.
??Thanking Rouhani for Chabahar port development, Modi said India will support construction of the Chabahar-Zahedan rail link in Iran to allow Chabahar gateway's potential to be fully utilised.
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has denied any knowledge of the transactions and said there's "no way of accepting that the statement is correct".
A prominent member of Sheila Dikshit’s cabinet and former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, who had joined BJP in the run-up to the municipal elections in April last year, returned to the Congress on Saturday. He said was an “ideological misfit in BJP.” He calimed he had left the Congress in a “weak moment” as he was “hurt” at the treatment meted out to him. His differences with Delhi party chief Ajay Maken were then cited to have been the trigger for his decision which he now says was a mistake that he regrets.
??Chief metropolitan magistrate Ashu Garg said as all the records were before the apex court, he was not in a position to pass any order.
Five students were injured when a portion of the ceiling of a classroom at Government First Grade College, Malur, came down on Saturday. The incident occurred when the first year B.Sc. class was in ...
The city police are on the lookout for a man, identified as Upendra Kumar Bhaduriya, who allegedly created a fake ID of the Army Selection Centre database and sent wrong interview dates to candidates...
No government will allow small savers to be affected and there should absolutely no doubt about the deposit guarantee offered by the government on bank deposits, India’s Chief Economic Adviser Arvind...
The Centre’s plan to provide minimum support price to potato and tomato would be an extremely difficult task as there is no standardisation, S. Narayan, former Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, said.“Rice and wheat are stan
The crackdown on the birthday party of history-sheeter Binu Pappachan brought to the public eye the undercurrents of the Chennai underworld that portended a violent outburst of gang rivalry; Chennai police say they are on guard a
A study of India’s Western Ghats region found that growing coffee doesn’t interfere with biodiversity, regardless of which bean the farmer chooses.
Opposition leaders want India to intervene against the nation’s president, who declared a state of emergency this month, and who is seen as an ally of China.
The scandal at Punjab National Bank, a state-controlled lender, risks drying up the loans small and medium-xxxx businesses need to power the country’s growth.
The authorities say the train driver was going too fast and ignored villagers who were waving flashlights to urge him to slow down.
Poor crops of chickpeas in India have made the dish more expensive in British supermarkets, the latest example of extreme weather affecting global food prices.
He is thought to have reused the same dirty needle on dozens of poor patients, telling them an injection would make them feel better.
Tripura local TV channels flashed breaking news regarding his closed door meeting with the BJP state president in the chambers of Chief Electoral Officer.
NCPCR has asked states to issue directives to private schools to not harass students over delay in or non-payment of tuition fee and instead deal with parents on financial issues.
Questions hang over the fate of the project after President Yameen Abdul Gayoom declared a state of emergency in the archipelago on February 5.
Rouhani, accompanied by a 21-member delegation of senior officials and businessmen, arrived in New Delhi late on Friday after a two-day stay in Hyderabad.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will unveil a revamped party at the AICC plenary session to be held in Delhi from March 16 to 18, and sound the bugle for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The BJP deployed defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who blamed the previous UPA for starting the fraud and said her party was only trying to clean up.
The Punjab government agreed to meet all demands, including the payment of previous arrears of `17.94 crore, of the Panjab University (PU) at a recent Board of Finance meeting
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks.
Moscow on Saturday dismissed as "blabber" and "fantasies" allegations that it interfered in the election that brought President Donald Trump to power, denials that drew immediate scorn from US...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday lashed out at "outrageous" remarks by his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki, who said the Holocaust had involved "Jewish perpetrators" as well...
Pluto used to be one of the nine planets in the solar system, and it isn't anymore. That's not right, said the little girl from Ireland. So Cara, with the help of her teacher, wrote a letter to NASA...
Israeli jets struck the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device blew up along the border with the Palestinian enclave.
The Justice Department's special counsel Friday indicted a group of Russian internet trolls, accusing them of running a yearslong scheme to illegally meddle with the 2016 presidential election by...
Himanta Biswa Sarma is the current finance minister of Assam and BJP's north-east chief strategist who has been entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring BJP's victory in the upcoming assembly...
Gold rose to a three-week high on Friday as the dollar index slid to a three-year low and stronger-than-expected inflation data this week boosted interest in the metal as a hedge against price pre
Gold advanced by Rs 170 to Rs 31,820 per ten gram at the bullion market today largely in sync with the overseas trend amid increased buying by local jewellers. However, silver met with resistance
Silver prices rose further by 1.26 per cent to Rs 38,635 per kg at the futures trade as speculators engaged in building up positions, owing to a firm trend overseas.
At the Multi Commodity E
Gold prices advanced 0.33 per cent to Rs 30,680 per 10 gram at the futures trade as speculators raised their bets following positive leads from overseas markets.
At the Multi Commodity Excha
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosle was conferred the coveted "5th Yash Chopra Memorial National Award" at a function held here late on Friday. Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao gave away the award to Bhosle, which has been instituted in the memory of legendary producer-director Yash Raj Chopra who passed away in October 2012. The award -- carrying a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a gold bracelet -- has been instituted by philanthropist and MP T. Subbarami Reddy, in association with Anu Ranjan, President of Indian Television Academy, and Shashi Ranjan, Chairman and Managing Director, ITA School of Performing Arts.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on Saturday. Rouhani is on three-day-long visit to India. Earlier, he said that relations between two countries go beyond trade and business. President Rouhani also thanked people and Government of India for the kindness accorded to Iran.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in New Delhi with his family on Saturday evening. Trudeau's seven-day-long visit will be focused on job creation and strengthening ties between the two nations. The visit, which includes stops in Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and New Delhi, will provide an opportunity for Trudeau to connect with the Indian leaders in government and business, promote empowerment of women and girls and strengthen Canada and India's close economic ties. The Prime Minister will reaffirm the close friendship between the two countries and discuss ways to further deepen bilateral cooperation.
The State Bank of India (SBI) has launched its Global NRI (GNC) center, a one-stop customer service solution for all NRI banking-related services, in Kochi. Leveraging its strong NRI customer base of over 33 lakh as on January 31, the bank, through its GNC aims to centralise operations which are currently spread across 16 circles, 92 NRI branches in 66 different locations and several NRI intensive branches. The GNC will be a single point of contact for SBI branches, customers, relationship managers, representative offices and foreign offices. NRI customers can now avail SBI's banking services from any part of the world, through a wide range of online facilities like account opening, in-principle sanctions of loans and instant remittances, state-of-art technology, professional and specialised dedicated teams, a 24x7 contact center to offer customer support and issue resolution. To further enhance the service experience for NRIs, the bank also launched other related services such as Wealth management, SBI Intelligent Assist, Free Post box service, SBI Mingle for NRI's, and Remittance facility for U.S. based customers. "We have witnessed consistent growth of our NRI banking portfolio. Our endeavour is to offer all our products and services on digital platform so that our NRI customers experience the ease of banking with us from wherever they are in the world and that's why we have centralized all our services and offering under the Global NRI center besides offering them specialized services," said SBI Chairman, Rajnish Kumar. "Technological advancements are creating opportunities to modernise and de-risk the way vital remittances are transferred across borders. Formal remittances are also seen as a key stepping stone to improving financial inclusion by encouraging more people to have bank accounts," Kumar added.
Disciplined bowling and unbeaten century by skipper Virat Kohli helped India outplay South Africa by eight wickets in the sixth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Super sport Park on Friday. Where Virat Celebrating victory with his team mates, his wife Anushka Sharma couldn't stop gushing about his performance and took to her Instagram story to praise her love of the life. Besides 'Pari' Anushka will also be seen sharing screen space with Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in 'Zero'.
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Saturday said the government is "thoroughly investigating" the $1.8 billion bank fraud allegedly involving absconding billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and will take steps for his extradition from abroad. "We are thoroughly investigating the PNB (Punjab National Bank) fraud case.
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) India's U-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw has been named in the 16-member Mumbai squad for the knockout matches of the Vijay Hazare 50-over domestic tournament, to be played in Delhi from February 21.
In a unique way of staging protest against jewellery designer and businessman Nirav Modi for his alleged scam, National Students' Union of India (NSUI) members released 'missing' posters of his name in Uttar Pradesh's Agra. NSUI members alleged that Nirav Modi is associated with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They also declared a reward of Rs. 51,000 to trace Nirav Modi.
Billionaire jeweller's chain launched outlets in Macau and Kuala Lumpur this month after CBI red-flagged him.
The Election Commission (EC) has come out in support of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in a PIL filed in Supreme Court (SC) seeking his disqualification for allegedly "not disclosing" an FIR against him in a murder case while filing his nomination papers.
Beleaguered jewellery tycoon Nirav Modi and his business partner Mehul Choksi own as much as Rs 13,066 crore to as many as 32 Indian banks, initial investigation of the Income Tax Department is understood have revealed.
The National Board of Examinations (NBE), a body under the union health ministry, has barred a doctor for a period of seven years from all its exams after he was found guilty of using unfair means in tests.
Seeking to bolster its armoured capabilities during wars, the Indian Army is moving a proposal expected to be worth over Rs 2,200 crore for buying 150 infantry combat vehicles, which provide safety to troops from small arms firing in the battlefield.
"There was so much torture. I withstood the whole thing only keeping in mind Amma (Jayalalithaa)," Panneerselvam said.
Nirmala Sitharaman said Nirav Modi may have been able to run away from the country, but the government is taking action against him, and claimed that it will "surely nab him".
With an eye on next year's ICC World Cup, the Indian cricket team will play around 30 ODIs and an estimated 63 international games across formats in the 2018-19 season.
'An event that should have made India proud was being perceived entirely as a money-making enterprise, resting on malpractices and without any benefits whatsoever for the Capital and its people.'
Aiyaary is a bloated, prolonged mess of misplaced purpose that digresses from military misdeeds to animal cruelty, feels Sukanya Verma.
Gokulnath Shetty, then deputy manager (now retired), Manoj Kharat, a single window operator of PNB, and Hemant Bhat were taken into custody by the agency
His form in One-Day Internationals 'Bradmanesque', Virat Kohli wants to make "each and every remaining day" of his international career count.
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After playing Rani Padmavati in Padmavat, Deepika Padukone will next be seen in a completely different role – that of gangster Sapna Didi, in a yet-to-be-named movie. To be directed by Vishal Bharadwaj and featuring Irrfan Khan, Sapna Didi, will see Dipika, who has been riding high after the release and success of Padmaavat, doing another emotionally challenging of the lady gangster who took to arms to avenge her husband’s death. Sapna Didi, or Ashraf Khan, joined hands with Hussain Ustara, Dawood Ibrahim’s enemy, to plot Dawood’s murder to avenge the death of her husband who Dawood had got killed in a police encounter.
Older and wiser is how a delighted Robert Kubica described himself as he returned to Formula One when he joined his much younger Williams team mates at a pre-season presentation on Thursday. The 33-year-old former race winner, who left the sport after partially severing his right forearm in a 2011 rally crash in Italy, has a new role as the British team's reserve and development driver. Kubica said the first practice outing would be the Spanish Grand Prix in May, then Austria in July and a third probably at the end of the season in Abu Dhabi.
New Delhi [India], Feb 16 (ANI): Further underlining its position as the fastest growing health-tech company, medical assistance platform Credihealth, on Thursday said that it is now operational in 50 cities. Currently facilitating access to various healthcare services for about two million users, Credihealth aims to reach out to an additional 30 million users across the country through its strategic expansion into various regional markets. ""Nearly 80 percent of the patients we assist belong to smaller towns and cities who do not have access to affordable healthcare.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 16 (ANI): Mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks Hafiz Saeed on Thursday said that he would challenge the Pakistan government's decision of a crackdown on his two charities, adding that the government was trying to please America and India by "taking extreme action against us". It will hamper our relief operations in Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, Azad Kashmir and northern areas," Moneycontrol quoted Saeed as saying. Pakistan on Wednesday banned two charities linked to Hafiz Saeed.
Canberra [Australia], Feb 16 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday banned his cabinet ministers from having sex with their staffers. The trigger for the Prime Minister's decision was a scandal involving Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, whose 24-year long marriage broke down last year after he had an affair with a staff member, who is now pregnant with their baby, CNN reported. Turnbull announced that ministers "regardless of whether they are married or single, must not engage in sexual relations with staff".
New Delhi, Feb 16: A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra will pronounce the verdict on the appeals filed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala against the 2007 order of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) on sharing of water. Earlier on September 20, 2017, the court had reserved its order on the […]
New Delhi, Februrary 16: In more trouble for diamond merchant Nirav Modi, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday sealed his Gili showroom in Thane. Modi is at the centre of Rs 11,400 crore fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB). Meanwhile, raids continue at Modi’s showroom in Kala Ghoda in Mumbai. Mumbai: After almost 24 hours, […]
As they shone with pride and beauty, the metallic wonders became the cynosure of heritage enthusiasts and photographers who had gathered at the venue to catch a glimpse
The weather in Kurgiak valley was deteriorating with cloud base lowering further. The terrain was completely snow-covered and the fading light due to clouds increased the chances of disorientation.
Parents prefer making girls work at home or on daily wages rather than sending them to schools. There is no school for class 10 students. Rather than sending a girl to faraway schools, they prefer to drop out, says Pooja Pawar
Khinyatan, an official of Agriculture University, filed a case against RTI activist Nandlal Vyas in Mandore police station, on which it registered in the SC/ST Act
The accused have been identified as Ankush Kumar, who duped more than 50 people by promising them jobs in MNCs
BJP's new office located at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg is a multi-storeyed modern construction fitted with latest communication technologies.
Bhanubhai Vankar had set himself on fire on Thursday inside the compound of Patan Collector`s office.
To recover your Aadhaar number you can request the UIDAI to send the information on your registered mobile number.
Visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called for giving veto rights to India, which, he described as a peace-loving country of over one billion people.
Trudeau, who is Canada's second youngest PM, arrived here along with his wife Sophie Gregoire and children, Xavier (10), Ella-Grace (9) and Hadrien (3).
Earlier today, the CBI had arrested Gokulnath Shetty, the then deputy Manager (now Retd) of the PNB, Manoj Kharat, the single window operator (SWO) and Hemant Bhat, the Authorised Signatory of the Nirav Modi Group of Firms.