Feb 17

Shiv Sena alleges ‘ Nirav Modi is BJP’s partner’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] February 17 : The Shiv Sena on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for having connections with celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi, who is embroiled in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. The party in its mouthpiece, Saamna, said Nirav Modi was spotted in the events organised on Prime Minister Narendra

PNB Fraud Scam: CBI arrest three
PNB Fraud Scam: CBI arrest three

PNB Fraud Scam: CBI arrest three. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested three in connection with the alleged fraud in the issuance of Letters of Understanding (LoU) worth Rs. 11,400 crore from Punjab National Bank (PNB). Amongst arrested are Gokulnath Shetty, the then Deputy Manager (now Retired) of Punjab National Bank (PNB) and

Arvinder Singh Lovely returns
Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to Congress

Arvinder Singh Lovely, a Congress leader, who had switched loyalty to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has now rejoined the Congress Party, the party chief of Delhi Ajay Maken revealed on Saturday. Lovely, previously a Congress leader joined the BJP in April, 2017. Within a year, the politician switched back to Congress.Since being elected in

Iran President
Delhi: Iran President inspects guard of honour

Iran President Hassan Rouhani inspected a guard of honour at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Saturday. He briefly met President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other government officials. Later, President Rouhani paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. He arrived in Delhi from Hyderabad on Friday.The Iranian President addressed a congregation

Reservation charts
No pasting of reservation charts on trains for 6 months

The Ministry of Railways has directed Zonal Railways to discontinue pasting reservation charts on train coaches for six months as a pilot project starting from March 1. Physical or digital charts will continue to be displayed at the platform of the train. The ministry stated that physical reservation charts can be stopped at the stations

Bijepur by-polls: Pradhan kicks off election campaign
Bijepur by-polls: Pradhan kicks off election campaign

Bijepur by-polls: Pradhan kicks off election campaign. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday kicked off his campaign for the Bijepur by-elections in Odisha. The voting for the by-polls will be held on February 24, while the results will be declared on February 28. At the event, veteran Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Sanat Kumar Gadtia and some

Pad Man Akshay installs sanitary pad vending machines
Pad Man Akshay installs sanitary pad vending machines

Pad Man Akshay installs sanitary pad vending machines. National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has installed a sanitary pad vending machine in Mumbai Central ST Bus Depot and hopes to put several across India. Akshay, whose latest release “Pad Man” delves with menstrual issue and hygiene, especially in rural India, took to Twitter on Thirsday to

Cauvery verdict: Tamil Nadu expresses shock, Karnataka welcomes SC verdict

CHENNAI/BENGALURU: The Supreme Court’s (SC) verdict on Cauvery water sharing widened the rift between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with the the former welcoming the apex court’s ruling and the latter, of course, expressing deep anger at it. Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday expressed shock over the verdict on the Cauvery water dispute which

UP budget 2018: Yogi Adityanath govt presents Rs4.28 trillion budget, 11.4% higher than last fiscal

Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath government on Friday presented its Rs 4,28,384.52-crore budget for 2018-19 which is 11.4% higher than the last fiscal. Presenting the budget in the Assembly, finance minister Rajesh Agarwal said, “The budget size for 2018-19 is Rs 4,28,384,52 crore, which is 11.4% higher than the last fiscal”.The budget earmarks Rs650 crore for Bundelkhand expressway

Maneka Gandhi to launch #YesIBleed menstrual hygiene campaign

Maneka Gandhi to launch #YesIBleed menstrual hygiene campaign on Feb.20 Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi will launch a menstrual hygiene campaign here on February 20.The objective of the campaign is to create a holistic approach to issue of menstruation, which is an experience that transcends culture, class, and caste. The United

Track down Nirav Modi
CBI seeks Interpol help to track down Nirav Modi

The CBI has sought Interpol’s help in tracking down billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi, who has been accused of a multi-crore rupee banking fraud and is reported to have fled the country. According to informed sources, the CBI has issued an Interpol “diffusion notice” against Modi, his wife Ami, brother Nishal Modi and business partner

CBI registers FIR against Gitanjali group in $1.8 bn fraud case

New Delhi, Feb 16, The CBI on Friday registered an FIR against the Gitanjali Group of companies based on a complaint registered by the Punjab National Bank in a multi-crore fraud case, sources said. The PNB had filed the complaint on February 13 in the Rs 11,515 crore ($1.8 billion) fraudulent transactions. Searches were underway

Cauvery dispute
Cauvery dispute: Karnataka to get additional 14.75 TMC, says SC

In the much awaited verdict on Cauvery dispute, the Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that Karnataka be given 14.75 TMC of the river water while 177.25 TMC of water be released for Tamil Nadu. The apex Court further said that 20 TMC of ground water in Tamil Nadu had not been accounted for and hence needed to be seen.“The allocation of Karnataka which used to

J-K's Palhalan area
Encounter underway in J-K’s Palhalan area

An encounter between security forces and terrorists is underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Palhalan village near the town of Pattan in Baramulla’s district. As per initial reports, the area has been cordoned off and a search operation is underway to nab the terrorists.On February 12, an encounter broke out at the 23 Battalion Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) camp in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar. Earlier this month, terrorists

Sardar says he's not done yet, eyes 2020 Olympics for parting shot
Sardar says he’s not done yet, eyes 2020 Olympics for parting shot

NEW DELHI: He might be standing at the twilight of his career, but former hockey captain Sardar Singh is not done yet and wants to give himself a chance till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before deciding on his illustrious career. Talismanic midfielder Sardar, of late, has been in and out of the team as the

PNB scam: ED raids diamond trader Nirav Modi
PNB scam: ED raids diamond trader Nirav Modi

 A day after a massive $1.8 billion fraud was unearthed in a PNB branch here, the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday launched a nationwide raid on the offices, showrooms and workshops of billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi.ED teams carried out simultaneous raids on Modi’s offices, showrooms and diamond workshops in Mumbai, Surat (Gujarat) and New Delhi.ED

Bathinda woman dies after hair gets entangled in go-kart wheel in Haryana

A 28-year-old woman was killed after her hair got entangled in the rear wheel of a go-kart at Pinjore Gardens on Wednesday. Puneet Kaur and her husband Amardeep Singh (30) of Rampura Phul in Bathinda were on a Valentine’s Day outing. She was riding a go-kart with her husband when the incident happened. Though Puneet

'PNB's $1.8 bn fraud is failure of various audits, RBI inspection'
‘PNB’s $1.8 bn fraud is failure of various audits, RBI inspection’

The $1.8 billion fraud at the government-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) shows the failure of various kinds of audits in the bank, including the RBI’s inspection, said a senior chartered accountant. According to him, the Reserve Bank of India has to carry out a deep investigation, forensic audit of the accounts involved in the alleged

Dera chairperson Vipassana Insan appears before SIT

Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson Vipassana Insan on Friday appeared before a special investigating team of the Haryana Police for questioning in connection with the violence which broke out following the sect head’s rape conviction, an official said. The police official said Vipassana reached here on Friday from the sect headquarters at Sirsa. She was summoned

In Himachal, week-long Mahashivratri begins
In Himachal, week-long Mahashivratri begins

In Himachal, week-long Mahashivratri begins: A day after celebrations ended in other northern states, Mahashivratri festivities, unique to this Himachal Pradesh town that will continue for a week, began on Thursday amidst a gathering of over 200 hill gods and goddesses.The festival is celebrated with a difference in this historical town, popularly known as Chhoti Kashi.