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PNB fraud: ED seizes Rs 94cr assets, luxury cars of Nirav Modi, Choksi

Mumbai/New Delhi: The ED today said it has frozen mutual funds and shares worth Rs 94.52 crore of the Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi groups in connection with a money laundering probe against them in the Rs 11,400-crore alleged fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB). It also seized nine high-end luxury cars of Modi […]

22 Feb 2018 11:47 am
Govt must get a free hand to probe PNB fraud: SC

Agency NEW DELHI: The government must get a free hand to probe the over Rs 11,000 crore PNB fraud case, allegedly involving billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. The top court said it would step in only when agencies fail to carry out the investigation properly. The Centre, represented by Attorney […]

22 Feb 2018 1:08 am
Israel to start food processing center in Northeast next month: Jitendra

STATE TIMES NEWS NEW DELHI: Government of Israel will start the first-of-its-kind Food Processing Center in Northeast, next month. An Isreali delegation, led by its Ambassador to India, Daniel Carmon called on Union Minister of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday confirmed that first […]

22 Feb 2018 12:16 am
Fresh plea in SC on population control

New Delhi: A fresh plea was today filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to ensure strict population control measures by adopting a two-child policy. The petition, filed by Delhi BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, also sought a direction to the Centre to take steps to make two-child norm a mandatory […]

21 Feb 2018 10:24 pm
Punjab govt grants Rs 100 cr for Amritsar’s development

Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced a grant of Rs 100 crore for several development works here and said paucity of funds would not be allowed to scuttle implementation of these projects. Overall development of municipal cities would be undertaken in a holistic manner and as per their needs, in consultation with the […]

21 Feb 2018 9:34 pm
PNB fraud: ED raids shell firms

Mumbai/New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) continued its raids on the seventh day today as it visited 17 locations across the country, including four shell companies in Mumbai, in connection with its money laundering probe in the alleged Rs 11,400-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud. The agency sleuths today stepped up their action against the […]

21 Feb 2018 4:43 pm
Raju: No decision yet on how much AI stake up for sale

New Delhi: The government has not taken a final decision yet on how much stake in Air India it wants to sell, Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju said today. Last year, the Union Cabinet approved privatisation of the debt-laden national carrier, which is staying afloat on taxpayers’ money. A group of ministers has […]

21 Feb 2018 4:25 pm
Delhi CS assault: IPS, IRS officers too demand action

New Delhi: Police, tax and forest services officers associations today demanded strict action against the perpetrators behind the alleged attack on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. Various state units of IAS officers have raised similar demands and come in support of the officers working with the Delhi government. “We […]

21 Feb 2018 2:49 pm
‘NITI Aayog to launch women entrepreneurs’ cell next month’

Washington: Encouraged by an increase in the number of women entrepreneurs in India, NITI Aayog will launch a special cell to provide them a platform where stakeholders can converge to give a boost to their initiatives, a top member of the government’s think-tank NITI Aayog has said. Women entrepreneurs in India are bringing about a […]

21 Feb 2018 2:44 pm
PM announces Rs 20K cr defence corridor for Bundelkhand

Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a defence industrial corridor in the Bundelkhand region to bring development in one of the most backward regions of Uttar Pradesh. “One of the two defence industrial corridors mentioned in the budget, one is proposed in the Bundelkhand region of the state which will bring an investment of […]

21 Feb 2018 2:40 pm
HC refuses to entertain plea over Delhi CS-AAP MLAs tussle

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking immediate judicial intervention into the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by a few AAP MLAs during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence here this week. The plea was mentioned for urgent hearing before a bench of Acting […]

21 Feb 2018 1:27 pm
Canadian PM arrives at Amritsar

Amritsar: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today arrived at the Amritsar international airport to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple here. Union minister of state (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Punjab Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu received Trudeau and a delegation of Canadian ministers and MPs […]

21 Feb 2018 1:01 pm
CBI begins questioning of Rotomac owner Kothari

New Delhi: The CBI today started questioning of Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari at its Headquarters here in connection with alleged loan default of Rs 3,695 crore towards a consortium of seven nationalised banks, officials said here. Earlier, Kothari was being questioned in Kanpur where his company and residence is located, they said. He was called […]

21 Feb 2018 10:55 am
Will chase down cheaters: Jaitley

Agency New Delhi: Breaking his silence over the Rs 11,400 crore fraud at India’s second-biggest bank, PNB, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesdya said the state will chase down cheaters to the end even as he took the management of the lender to task for its failure to check the delinquents. Without naming either the […]

21 Feb 2018 1:00 am
Delhi CS alleges assault by AAP MLAs

Agency New Delhi: The Delhi administration plunged into a crisis on Tuesday as the city’s top bureaucrat alleged that he was assaulted by ruling AAP MLAs in front of Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia at the chief minister’s residence here, a charge rubbished by the party as “bizarre”. Matters turned worse as Delhi […]

21 Feb 2018 12:57 am