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Sports Ministry recommends shuttler Sindhu for Padma Bhushan

State Times 9 hours 56 minutes ago

Agency NEW DELHI: Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, country’s third highest civilian award, by the Sports Ministry here on...
Sports Ministry recommends shuttler Sindhu for Padma Bhushan
New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist shuttlerP V Sindhu has been recommended for the prestigious PadmaBhushan, countrys third highest civilian award, by the SportsMinistry here on Monday. "Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan," aSports Ministry official told PTI. A two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, Sindhuhas been simply unstoppable ever since becoming the firstIndian to win a silver at Rio Games last year. The 22-year-old from Hyderabad clinched the 2016 ChinaOpen Super Series Premier, India Open Super Series, bagged ahistoric silver at the Glasgow World Championship last monthbefore laying claim to her third Super Series title at KoreaOpen this month. A three-time Macau Open champion, Sindhu also won theSyed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow this year. Riding on a series of good performances, Sindhu achieveda career-best world ranking of number two in April for a briefperiod. Last week, she climbed back to her number twoposition, following a good week at Seoul. In 2014, Sindhu won four bronze medals at theCommonwealth Games, Incheon Asian Games, Uber Cup and AsiaChampionship. In March 2015, Sindhu was awarded Indias fourth highestcivilian honour, the Padma Shri. PTI
PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan
The Sports Ministry has recommended Indian badminton star PV Sindhu for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the nation's third highest civilian award, for his contribution to the game. The nomination comes just a few days after Olympic silver-medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore replaced Vijay Goel as new Sports Minister. Sindhu, who recently got stunned by Nozomi Okuhara in the pre-quarterfinals of the Japan Open Super Series, made the country proud at the Rio Olympics by bagging the silver medal. She narrowly lost to Spanish shuttler Carolina Marin. Recently, Sindhu also took a sweet avenge of her World Championship final defeat to Okuhara by beating her in the summit showdown of the Korea Open. She became the first Indian to win the Korea Super Series title. The world number four,who had also won the China Super Series Premier last year and clinched the India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season,had to settle for the bronze medal at the World Badminton Championship after going down against Okuhara 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 in the finals in Glasgow. Earlier, former Indian skipper and World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was nominated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the coveted gong. - ANI
PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry
25 Sep 2017 Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, country's third highest civilian award, by the Sports Ministry, for her contribution to the game. An official of the Sports Ministry informed this to PTI in New Delhi today.
PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry
Former Indian skipper and World Cup winning Captain MS Dhoni also got nominated for the same award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry
PV Sindhu has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the Sports Ministry on Monday.
Ace shuttler P V Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports ministry
Rio Olympics silver-medallist will be awarded the nation's third highest civilian award, for his contribution to the game
Sports Ministry recommends shuttler Sindhu for Padma Bhushan
Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, countrys third highest civilian award, by the Sports Ministry here today. "Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan," a Sports Ministry official told PTI. A two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, Sindhu has been simply unstoppable ever since becoming the first Indian to win a silver at Rio Games last year. The 22-year-old from Hyderabad clinched the 2016 China Open Super Series Premier, India Open Super Series, bagged a historic silver at the Glasgow World Championship last month before laying claim to her third Super Series title at Korea Open this month. A three-time Macau Open champion, Sindhu also won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow this year. Riding on a series of good performances, Sindhu achieved a career-best world ranking of number two in April for a brief period. Last week, she climbed back to her number two position, following a good week at Seoul. In 2014, Sindhu won four bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, Incheon Asian Games, Uber Cup and Asia Championship. In March 2015, Sindhu was awarded Indias fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri.
Shuttler Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan award
New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has nominated Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. Sindhu now joins former India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the second sportsperson to be nominated for the country's third highest civilian honour this year. The 22-year-old Hyderabadi shuttler was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award -- the highest sporting honour in India -- in 2016 and the Padma Shri in 2015. Sindhu, who was also a silver medallist at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow last month, recently beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to become the first Indian shuttler to clinch the Korea Open Superseries title. Last week, she had jumped two places to the second spot in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings. Meanwhile, according to sources the ministry also recommended India's first individual Olympics medallist wrestler K.D. Jadhav's name for the prestigious Padma Shri, 33 years after his death. Jadhav had won India's first individual Olympics medal by clinching a bronze at the 1952 Helsinki Games. Stay updated on the go with Sify Live Scores App. Click here to download it for your device
PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan award
PV Sindhu is currently second in Badminton World Rankings.
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ED attaches Rs 1.16 crore assets of Karti, firm allegedly linked to him

Asia Net India 10 hours 17 minutes ago

The ED on Monday attached assets worth Rs 1.16 crore of Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram, and a firm allegedly linked to him in connection with its money laundering...
ED attaches Rs 1.16cr assets of Karti, firm allegedly linked to him
New Delhi:The ED today attached assets worth Rs 1.16 crore of Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, and a firm allegedly linked to him in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal. The agency said it has issued a provisional attachment order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) attaching assets "of Karti in the form of fixed deposits and balance in saving bank account to the tune of Rs 90 lakh approximately." The central probe agency added that another Rs 26 lakh fixed deposits in the name of a firm Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited (ASCPL) has also been attached under provisions of the anti-money laundering law. This firm is allegedly linked to Karti and the Enforcement Directorate said it was "controlled" by him through another person. The ED also alleged that Karti had "disposed" off a property in Gurgaon and had "closed certain bank accounts and attempted to close other bank accounts in order to frustrate the process of attachment" under the PMLA. The agency is probing the Aircel-Maxis deal after taking cognisance of a CBI FIR in the case. PTI
ED attaches Rs 1.16 crore assets of Karti Chidambaram, firm allegedly linked to him
The ED on Monday attached assets worth Rs 1.16 crore of Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, and a firm allegedly linked to him in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal.
Chidamabaram son's assets worth over Rs 1 cr attached
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has attached Rs 1.16-crore worth of assets belonging to Congress leader P. Chidambaram's son Karti who is being probed for recieving alleged kickbacks in getting FIPB clearance in the Aircel Maxis deal when his father was union Finance Minister.
ED attaches Karti Chidambarams assets worth 1.16cr
ED found that the company promoted by Karti Chidambaram and the nephew of Chidambaram allegedly received two lakh dollars from Maxis Group in the guise of 'software consultancy'.
Aircel-Maxis deal: ED's crackdown on Karti Chidambaram begins, attaches bank accounts, property worth Rs 1.16 crore
ED also attached Karti Chidambaram's fixed deposits and bank accounts worth Rs 1.16 crore in the money laundering case.
Aircel-Maxis case: ED attaches assets, bank accounts of Karti Chidambaram
ED has attached firm allegedly linked to him in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal
ED attaches Rs 1.16cr assets of Karti, firm allegedly linked to him
The ED today attached assets worth Rs 1.16 crore of Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, and a firm allegedly linked to him in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal. The agency said it has issued a provisional attachment order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) attaching assets "of Karti in the form of fixed deposits and balance in saving bank account to the tune of Rs 90 lakh approximately." The central probe agency added that another Rs 26 lakh fixed deposits in the name of a firm Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited (ASCPL) has also been attached under provisions of the anti-money laundering law. This firm is allegedly linked to Karti and the Enforcement Directorate said it was "controlled" by him through another person. The ED also alleged that Karti had "disposed" off a property in Gurgaon and had "closed certain bank accounts and attempted to close other bank accounts in order to frustrate the process of attachment" under the PMLA. The agency is probing the Aircel-Maxis deal after taking cognisance of a CBI FIR in the case.
Crackdown on Karti Chidambaram as ED attaches assets, freezes bank accounts
The ED has attached assets of Karti Chidambaram and frozen his bank accounts in connection with Aircel Maxis case.
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Former world's heaviest woman Eman passes away

Mathrubhumi 10 hours 17 minutes ago

Abu Dhabi: Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed, who was receiving treatment to shed weight, died in an Abu Dhabi hospital. The 36-year-old Egyptian woman weighed 500 kg when she was admitted to Mumbai Saifee...
World's Heaviest Woman Dies 4 Months After Weight Loss Surgery
Eman Ahmed, who lost about 330 kilograms after undergoing weight-loss surgery in May passed away due to kidney and heart malfunction.
World's 'heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed dies in Abu Dhabi
Eman Ahmed, who was once titled as 'the world's heaviest woman', passed away in Abu Dhabi on 25 September in Burjeel Hospital. She died just a week after celebrating her 37th birthday. Hospital officials said that numerous co-morbid conditions including heart diseases and kidney dysfunction resulted in her death. Earlier in February this year, Eman, was brought to Mumbai's Saifee Hospital for weight-loss treatment and transferred to Burjeel Hospital on 4 May after spending three months in Mumbai. She weighed 504kg when she arrived in Mumbai on 11 February. She was a resident of Alexandria, Egypt. - ANI
Former 'world's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi
Once dubbed the world's heaviest woman, Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd-El Aty passed away at a hospital here on Monday just weeks after celebrating her 37th birthday.According to medical experts at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, Eman died at 4.35 a.m. due to "complications from the underlying comorbid conditions, including heart disease and...
Why family of worlds heaviest woman moved her out of India
Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abdelaty, once considered the worlds heaviest woman, died in Abhu Dhabi on Monday.
Once world's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed passes away in Abu Dhabi
Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed was flown to Mumbai in February for treatment and then she was shifted to Abu Dhabi
Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, world's 'heaviest' woman, dies in UAE
Eman was admitted to the Abu Dhabi hospital in May and was under the supervision of over 20 doctors
Egyptian Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman dies in UAE
Eman Abdul Atti, an Egyptian national believed to be the worlds heaviest woman, died today in a hospital in the UAE due to complications from her weight, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, the hospital said. The 37-year-old weighed roughly 500 kilograms when she arrived in India in February, but had lost an astonishing 323 kilogrammes since undergoing a series of medical procedures. Eman died at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi due to complications from the underlying comorbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to medical experts at the hospital. Eman had been admitted at Burjeel hospital on May 4 after arriving in the UAE from India. She had been under the supervision of over 20 doctors from different specialities, who were managing her medical condition. She was undergoing treatment at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai where she underwent treatment for severe obesity.
Eman Ahmed, once world's heaviest woman, passes away in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi: Eman Ahmed, once the world's heaviest woman who visited India for weight-loss surgeries in a Mumbai hospital earlier this year, passed away in Abu Dhabi. Eman, 36-year-old, died Eman died at 4.35 a.m due to numerous co-morbid conditions including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, said the doctors at Burjeel Hospital. Doctors said she was earlier recovering and was also able to use an electronic wheelchair on her own. A resident of Alexandria in Egypt, Eman weighed 504 kgs when she arrived in Mumbai on February 11. She was brought to India by an Egypt Air fully-equipped cargo flight. She had lost over 250 kg in two months after undergoing surgery at Saifee Hospital. During the early days of her treatment in India, she shed a remarkable 100 kg through a strict protein-rich liquid diet which helped her stay in a stable condition. She had been under the supervision of a medical team of over 20 doctors from different specialities who were managing her medical condition from the time she arrived in the UAE. Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family, the Burjeel Hospital's statement reads.
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Kim Jong Un Insulted Donald Trump And Taught America A New Word At The Same Time

Huffington Post 9 hours 53 minutes ago

Here's what "dotard" means.
Trumps 'declared war': N Korea
North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that President Donald Trump's tweet that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" was "a declaration of war" against his country by the United States.
Donald Trump has declared war on North Korea, says Pyongyang
"We will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country," a news report quoted North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho as saying.
North Korea accuses U.S. of declaring war, says can take countermeasures
North Koreas foreign minister said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. strategic bombers even if they are not in the countrys air space. "The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country," Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York. "Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country." Ri, who made the remarks before leaving New York where he had attended last weeks U.N. General Assembly, made the statement then returned from his car to the press microphones to add: "In light of the declaration of war by Trump, all options will be on the operations table of the supreme leadership of the DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea)." His words echoed warnings from the Trump administration that all options were on the table in dealing with North Koreas nuclear and missile development and its threats to have a weapon capable of reaching the continental United States. On Saturday, Ri told the U.N. General Assembly that targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable after "Mr Evil President" Trump called Pyongyangs leader a "rocket man" on a suicide mission. "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they wont be around much longer!" Trump said on Twitter late on Saturday. North Korea has pursued its missile and nuclear programs in defiance of international condemnation and sanctions.
North Korea says U.S. 'declared war,' warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers
NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space.
North Korea says Trump declared 'war', threatens to shoot down US strategic bombers
North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down US strategic bombers even if they are not in the country's air space.
North Korea condemns Donald Trump in letter to international parliaments
Pyongyang called Trump`s comments an "intolerable insult to the Korean people, a declaration of war against North Korea and grave threats to the global peace", Efe news quoted the report as saying.
N.Korea condemns Trump in letter to international parliaments
A North Korean committee has sent an open letter to several international parliaments condemning the belligerent attitude of US President Donald Trump, a state-media report said on Monday.
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PM constitutes Economic Advisory Council

Mathrubhumi 10 hours 17 minutes ago

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Mondayconstituted a five-member Economic Advisory Council (EAC) which will analyse economic and other issues, an official announcement said. Headed by NITI...
Debroy to head PM's Eco Advisory Council, Bhalla, Ray members
The Prime Minister has constituted the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) to be chaired by NITI Aayog's member Bibek Debroy for analysing economic issues and advising on them, an official statement said here on Monday.Other part-time members of the council are Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Ray and Ashima Goyal. Ratan Watal,...
Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy to head PM Modi's Economic Advisory Council
Other part-time members of the council are Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Ray and Ashima Goyal. Ratan Watal, Principal Advisor, Niti Aayog is the member-secretary of EAC-PM.
PM sets up Economic Advisory Council, appoints Bibek Debroy as Chairman
The Economic Advisory Council will be chaired by NITI Aayog#39;s Bibek Debroy.
PM Modi constitutes Economic Advisory Council
[India], Sept 25 (ANI): In an endeavour to strengthen nation's economy Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday constituted the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM). The five-member team consists of Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy who will head the Council. The team also includes Aayog's principal advisor and former finance secretary Ratan Watal as its member-secretary. National Institute of Public Finance and Policy Director Rathin Roy, Economist Surjit Bhalla and professor at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research Ashima Goyal have also been roped in as members of the Council. The terms of reference of the council include analysis of any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the PM and advising him on the same, and attending to any task 'as may be desired' by the Prime Minister from time to time. It will also be addressing issues of macroeconomic importance and presenting views thereon to the Prime Minister. This could be either suo-motu or on reference from the Prime Minister or anyone else. It was rendered defunct after the former UPA government demitted office in 2014. (ANI)
PM forms Economic Advisory Council; Bibek Debroy appointed chairman
Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy, Aashima Goyal, Ratan Watal will be part-time members
PM sets up economic advisory council with Bibek Debroy as chief
Amid worries over an economic slowdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up a five-member panel of economists headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy to advise him.
The big push: PM Narendra Modi forms Economic Advisory Council headed by Bibek Debroy
Bibek Debroy is a noted economist who has authored several books, papers and popular article.
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North Korea, Venezuela among 8 countries on new US travel ban

Mathrubhumi 10 hours 17 minutes ago

President Donald Trump has issued a new travel ban that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities....
Trump expands travel ban to N.Korea, Chad
US President Donald Trump has issued a new order banning almost all travel to the country from seven nations, including North Korea and Chad, saying that the citizens of these countries pose a threat to the US national security.According to a New York Times report on Sunday, the new order is more far-reaching than the President's original travel...
Donald Trump revises travel ban; adds North Korea, Venezuela to the new list
Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia were left on the list of affected countries in a new proclamation issued by the president.
US expands travel ban, adds N Korea, Chad to the list
The United States has expanded the controversial travel ban by slapping the restrictions on eight countries - North Korea, Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia, read a statement released by the White House on Monday. Sudan has been dropped off the list from the banned countries, whereas Chad, North Korea and Venezuela are new to the list of affected countries. The new travel ban will come into effect on October 18. "As President, I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people," said the US President Donald Trump"> Trump in a statement. Last week, President Trump"> Trump alluded a "tougher" travel ban, post partially explosion of a bomb on a London subway. For the last three months, the Trump"> Trump administration used an executive order to ban foreign nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. -ANI
US: Trump administration announces new travel restrictions on certain foreigners
The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad.The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments.
US expands travel ban, adds N Korea, Chad to the list
[USA], Sep 25 (ANI): The United States has expanded the controversial travel ban by slapping the restrictions on eight countries - North Korea, Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia, read a statement released by the White House on Monday. Sudan has been dropped off the list from the banned countries, whereas Chad, North Korea and Venezuela are new to the list of affected countries. The new travel ban will come into effect on October 18. "As President, I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people," said the US President Donald Trump in a statement. Last week, President Trump alluded a "tougher" travel ban, post partially explosion of a bomb on a London subway. For the last three months, the Trump administration used an executive order to ban foreign nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. (ANI)
Trump expands travel ban to N.Korea, Chad
US President Donald Trump has issued a new order banning almost all travel to the country from seven nations, including North Korea and Chad, saying that the citizens of these countries pose a threat to the US national security.
Trump weighs replacement to travel ban
SOMERSET, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday was considering a replacement to his controversial executive order barring travel to the United States from several majority Muslim countries.
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SBI reduces penalty for non-maintenance of minimum balance

Mathrubhumi 10 hours 17 minutes ago

Mumbai:The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday lowered the penalty on savings accounts for non-maintenance of minimum balance while exempting the accounts of minors and pensioners. The largest...
SBI reduces penalty for non-maintenance of minimum balance
The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday lowered the penalty on savings accounts for non-maintenance of minimum balance while exempting the accounts of minors and pensioners.The largest public sector bank had levied penalty for not maintaining minimum balance in its savings accounts starting April 1.The Jan Dhan and Basic Savings Bank Deposit...
SBI revises minimum balance requirement for savings account to Rs 3,000
SBI said pensioners and minors are exempted from minimum average balance requirement.
SBI revises service charges on maintaining monthly average balance
For non-maintenance of MAB, the charges have also been revised downward ranging from 20% to 50%
SBI reduces minimum balance limit to Rs 3,000; revises down maintenance charges
Minimum balance for metro and urban stands at Rs 3,000 while semi-urban and rural centres continues to be at Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000, respectively
SBI reduces penalty for non-maintenance of minimum balance
The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday lowered the penalty on savings accounts for non-maintenance of minimum balance while exempting the accounts of minors and pensioners. The largest public sector bank had levied a penalty for not maintaining minimum balance in its savings accounts starting April 1. The Jan Dhan and Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts were already exempt from this. "For non-maintenance of MAB (Monthly Average Balance), the charges have been revised downward ranging from 20 per cent to 50 per cent across all population groups and categories. The charges at semi-urban and rural centres range from Rs 20 to Rs 40 and at urban and metro centres from Rs 30 to Rs 50. The revised MAB requirement and charges will become applicable from the month of October," the public lender said in a statement. "SBI has reviewed the requirement of maintaining MAB and the charges for non-maintenance of MAB. It has now been decided to exempt the pensioners, beneficiaries of social benefits from the government and accounts of minors. This is in addition to the already exempted categories under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts and Basic Savings Bank Deposits Accounts (BSBD)," it said. The bank has also decided to treat the metro and urban centres in the same category and the requirement of MAB in metro centres has been reduced to Rs 3000, it added. The bank has 42 crore savings bank accounts out of which 13 crore accounts fall under PMJDY/ BSBD, which were exempt. "The above revision is likely to benefit another 5 crore account holders," it said.
SBI lowers min balance to Rs 3,000; exempts pensioners, minors
Countrys largest lender State Bank of India today lowered the minimum average monthly balance (MAB) requirement in a savings account to Rs 3,000 from Rs 5,000 and also revised downwards penalties for non-adherence. The revised MAB requirement and charges will become applicable from October, the bank said in a statement. The public sector lender also decided to exempt pensioners, beneficiaries of social benefits from government and minors from the requirement of minimum balance in savings account. In April, the bank had re-introduced MAB and charges for non-maintenance of balance after a gap of five years. In metropolitan areas the minimum balance requirement was Rs 5,000. For urban and semi-urban branches, it was fixed at Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000, respectively, and for rural branches it was Rs 1,000. "We have decided to treat the metro and urban centres in the same category and the requirement of MAB in metro centres stands reduced to Rs 3,000," the bank said. Last week, managing director for national banking group, Rajnish Kumar, had said the lender was reviewing the average monthly balance requirement. The lender also revised downwards the penalty for non-maintenance of MAB. "For non-maintenance of MAB, the charges have also been revised downwards ranging from 20-50 per cent across all population groups and categories," the bank said. Now, the charges at semi-urban and rural centres range from Rs 20 to Rs 40 and at urban and metro centres from Rs 30 to Rs 50, the bank said. Earlier, in the metros, the bank was charging Rs 100 plus GST if the balance fell below 75 per cent of the MAB of Rs 5,000. If the shortfall was 50 per cent or less, the penalty charge was Rs 50 plus GST. Any shortfall in maintaining minimum average balance in rural areas was attracting a penalty in the range of Rs 20 to Rs 50 plus GST. The bank reiterated that basic savings bank deposit and PMs Jan-Dhan accounts are not required to maintain the minimum balance. The lender has 42 crore savings bank accounts of which 13 crore belong to this category. "It has now been decided to exempt the pensioners, beneficiaries of social benefits from government and accounts of minors. The revision is likely to benefit another 5 crore account holders," the bank said.
SBI lowers min balance to Rs 3,000; exempts pensioners, minors
Country's largest lender State Bank of India today lowered the minimum average monthly balance (MAB) requirement in a savings account to Rs 3,000 from Rs 5,000 and also revised downwards penalties for non-adherence.
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Mehrishi takes over as CAG

Deccan Herald 5 hours 5 minutes ago

Rajiv Mehrishi, who retired as the home secretary last month, on Monday took over as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), succeeding Shashi Kant Sharma. President Ram Nath Kovind...
Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as CAG
New Delhi: Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India today. He succeeded Shashi Kant Sharma, who demitted office on Friday, officials said. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mehrishi (62) at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, which was attended by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other dignitaries, they said. A press communique by the presidents office said, "Rajiv Mehrishi was sworn in as the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.He took and subscribed to the oath of office before the President." He will have a tenure till August 7, 2020, it said. According to the officials, his appointment was recently cleared by the government. Mehrishi, a 1978 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Rajasthan cadre, completed his two- year fixed term as the home secretary last month. His predecessor Sharma had taken over as the CAG on May 23, 2013. He was defence secretary prior to his appointment as the CAG. The CAG is appointed for a term of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. As a constitutional functionary, the CAG is primarily entrusted with the responsibility of auditing the accounts of the Union government and of the state governments. CAG reports are laid before Parliament and legislatures of the states. Mehrishi, who hails from Rajasthan, holds Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK). He also possesses Master of Arts (MA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees from Delhi University. Mehrishi has held several posts in both his state cadre Rajasthan and in the Centre. Before his appointment as the home secretary, he worked as economic affairs secretary and chief secretary of Rajasthan. Mehrishi has also worked as secretary in departments of chemicals and fertilisers, and Overseas Indian Affairs. PTI
Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as CAG
New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI): Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India today.
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Shri Rajiv Mehrishi was sworn in as the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India today (September 25, 2017) at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He took and subscribed to the oath of office before the President.
Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as CAG
Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on Monday.
Rajiv Mehrishi takes oath as CAG of India
Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Monday took over as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).Mehrishi, 62, was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were also present on the occasion.A 1978 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Mehrishi completed his two-year fixed term as the home secretary last month.Mehrishi will have tenure of about three years.He also possesses Master of Arts (MA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees from Delhi University.The CAG is appointed for a term of six years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
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Gurmeet Ram Rahim challenges CBI court verdict, moves HC

Asia Net India 10 hours 17 minutes ago

Self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two women, has challenged his conviction in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Ram Rahim is currently lodged...
Dera chief moves HC against rape conviction, imprisonment
Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging his rape conviction by the CBI special court and also sought stay against his imprisonment.The petition was filed by counsels of the disgraced self-styled godman here. The matter is not yet listed by the court for hearing.Ram...
Dera chief moves Punjab and Haryana HC challenging conviction in rape case
His conviction led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa in Haryana, leaving 38 people dead and 264 injured
Rape case: Dera chief moves HC
A CBI court had sentenced self-styled leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years in jail and fined him Rs 30 lakh for raping two women.
Ram Rahim appeals rape verdict in Punjab and Haryana High Court
Ram Rahim was convicted on August 25 for raping two disciples.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim moves Punjab and Haryana HC challenging rape conviction
The Dera chief was convicted by a special CBI court.
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Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi for defending dynastic politics

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BJP chief Amit Shah criticised Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on ‘dynastic politics’ and said the BJP believed in the politics of performance while the Congress...
Amit Shah blasts Rahul Gandhi, says Congress, not BJP, works on dynasty
BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday took a dig on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for his comment on 'dynastic politics' before an international audience.
Dynasty politics: BJP should look within, says Congress
Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah over his criticism of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi on dynasty politics, the Congress on Monday said "BJP should look inwards as to who follows the practice".The party slammed Shah for criticising Gandhi over his criticism of the government during his visit abroad, saying the...
Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi for defending dynastic politics
JP chief Amit Shah on Monday criticised Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on dynastic politics and said the BJP believes in the politics of performance while the Congress banks on the "politics of appeasement and dynasty".
Congress banks on dynastic politics: Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi
Congress banks on dynastic politics: Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi
BJP's dig at Rahul Gandhi: The longer he stays in politics, the better for us
Speaking at the BJP national executive meeting in New Delhi, party president Amit Shah slammed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on dynasty politics in India while on US tour.
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Neesham, Broom left out for India ODIs

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The pair have not been included in the initial squad of nine named by coach Mike Hesson, with six players set to be picked from the New Zealand A squad currently touring India
New Zealand drop Jimmy Neesham, Neil Broom for India tour, announce nine of 15 members squad
The series begins on October 22 with the first ODI to be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
New Zealand announce 9-member 'core' squad for India, Neesham dropped
All-rounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Neil Broom were dropped from the squad after they failed to fire during the ICC Champions Trophy in June.
New Zealand drop Neesham, Broom for India ODIs
All-rounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Neil Broom were on Monday dropped from the New Zealand One-day International (ODI) squad to tour India next month.Kiwi coach Mike Hesson named a core group of nine players for the tour, with a further six to be selected from the New Zealand A side currently in India."The nine we've picked have made up the...
Neesham dropped from NZ 'core' squad for India
All-rounder Jimmy Neesham was today dropped from New Zealand's nine-member "core" team for next month's limited-overs series against India for which six players will be added after the country's A squad completes its tour of the sub-continental nation.Neesham and batsman Neil Broom were dropped from the squad after they failed to fire during the ICC Champions Trophy in June."The nine we've picked have made up the core of our ODI team for a while and all of them have experience playing in India," said Coach Mike Hesson."With a number of our top guys already playing in India, it's helpful to be able to select the squad in two parts. With six spots left, there's an obvious incentive for the players in New Zealand A to perform and put their best foot forward."New Zealand will play three ODIs, starting with the opening match in Mumbai on October 22. It will be followed by Three Twenty20s.The New Zealand A squad is currently engaged in a series against India A, which ...
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Deloitte hacked, says 'very few' clients affected

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Deloitte hit by cyber attack, says 'very few' clients affected
LONDON (Reuters) - Global accountancy firm Deloitte said on Monday it had been hit in a cyber attack that had compromised the data of a small number of its clients, but gave few details about how its systems had been breached.
Deloitte says #39;very few#39; clients impacted by cyber attack
Global accountancy firm Deloitte said on Monday it had reviewed its systems following a cyber attack which it said had affected a small number of its clients.
Deloitte hit by cyber attack, says 'very few' clients affected
The attack was believed to have been focused on the US operations of the company
Deloitte hit by sophisticated cyber attack, clients' secret emails stolen
Global accountancy firm Deloitte has fallen victim to a sophisticated hack that resulted in a breach of confidential information from some of its biggest clients, Britain's Guardian newspaper said on Monday.
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Only Ranveer Singh can play Kapil Dev, says Motwane

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Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who is producing an upcoming film based on the 1983 world cup, says it is only actor Ranveer Singh who can portray India's first World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev...
BREAKING: Ranveer Singh set to star as cricketer Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan's next
In the era of biopics, Ranveer Singh is the latest A-list actor to join the bandwagon. We have now learned that the actor will soon be seen as former Indian Cricketer and Captain, Kapil Dev, in a film based on Indias victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. All the fans can rejoice as Ranveer Singh will be donning the cricketer's hat in Kapil Dev biopic which will be helmed by Bajrangi Bhaijaan director Kabir Khan. Vishnu Induri, founder of Celebrity Cricket League and the South Indian International Movie Awards, will be producing the film. Shouldered by then captain Kapil Dev, who led the Indian cricket team to its maiden World Cup win, 1983's World Cup stays to be one of the most etched events in the minds of the cricket fans. Kabir Khan has already completed the scripting of the film and has expressed Ranveer Singh to be the perfect choice to play the sports legend. The director said, "As a young schoolboy when I watched India win the 1983 Cricket World Cup I had no idea that from that day onwards Cricket in India will change forever. As a filmmaker, for me, the journey to that win, filled with raw energy and sheer passion of that young Indian team, is probably one of the most exciting stories I have worked on. And its great to have Ranveer come on board to play Kapil Dev, as honestly, I could see no one else for the role, ever since I started finalizing the script." Vishnu Vardhan Induri, who is producing the film with Phantom, expressed his thoughts on the film saying, "Our dream of wanting to make a movie on the Incredible journey of the Indian cricket team during the 1983 World Cup only gets bigger with Kabir Khan and Ranveer Singh coming on board. With his energy and passion, we feel that Ranveer would perfectly fit the role of Kapil Dev who is one of the greatest sporting legends India has ever produced. Vikramaditya Motwane of Phantom Films shared, 1983 is the greatest Indian underdog sports story ever and were delighted to be making it with Kabir and Ranveer. Taking on the mantle of playing a legend like Kapil Dev isnt easy but if any actor can do it, its Ranveer. Im sure his portrayal is going to be endearing and brilliant and we cant wait to see it on screen. While Ranveer Singh will play the lead, the film will be backed by a powerful support cast. The casting of the other cricket players is yet in process. The film will be shot at real locations and will be going on floors early next year. According to a source, the official announcement of the film will be made on September 27 in Mumbai. In the recent times, the biopics on cricketers like Mohammad Azharuddin featuring Emraan Hashmi and M.S. Dhoni featuring Sushant Singh Rajput has been made. On the film front, Ranveer Singh is currently gearing up for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansalis period drama Padmavati in which he is playing Alauddin Khilji. The film stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Raja Rawal Ratan Singh. It is set to release on December 1, 2017.
Unbelievable! Ranveer Singh bags Kapil Dev's biopic - News
Ranveer Singh in Kapil Dev' biopic directed by Kabir Khan......
Not Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh will play the role of Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan's next
After debacle of Salman Khan starrer Tubelight, filmmaker Kabir Khan is all set to make a sports biopic
Ranveer Singh to play Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan's next
Actor Ranveer Singh has been roped in to play the role of former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan's next directorial feature.The film will chronicle India's 1983 Cricket World Cup win under Dev's captainship, when the Men in Blue defeated West Indies in the final to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy.The movie will reportedly be backed by Phantom films, co-owned by filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena.With what is being touted as the "biggest sports film", Kabir is venturing into fairly new genre, whose credits include political-drama-thrillers like "New York", "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", the most recent "Tubelight", among others.Apart from this, the filmmaker is also set to helm a web series based on freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army for Amazon Prime Video.Ranveer, meanwhile, is gearing up for the release of his next, "Padmavati".Further details are awaited.
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Rahul in Gujarat: Hype, symbolism notwithstanding, Cong faces tough challenges

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As Congress vice-President Rahul Gandhi embarks on a three-day yatra across Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah's home state ahead of the Gujarat Assembly polls, here's a look at...
Rahul Gandhi to kickstart Congress' Gujarat poll campaign from Saurashtra
With an eye on voters in Gujarat, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will begin his three-day campaign from state's Saurashtra region on Monday.
Ahead of three-day campaign, Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Dwarkadhish temple in Gujarat
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi offered prayers at the Dwarkadhish temple before starting his three-day campaign in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat where the Assembly polls are due later this year.
Rahul Gandhi to begin three-day Gujarat campaign today
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will start three-day election campaign in Gujarat's Saurashtra region on Monday.He will also be offering prayers at Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka, a senior party leader confirmed.Following that, Rahul will hold a road show from Dwarka. He will also address the public at different points and interact with them along the way.Rahul will then proceed for Jamnagar town where he will make a night halt.On September 26, he will cover towns such as Dhrol and Tankara by road before reaching Rajkot.He will interact with traders and industrialists after reaching Rajkot in the afternoon.After covering Saurashtra, Gandhi will campaign in north, central and south Gujarat at later dates as part of the party's poll campaign ahead of the assembly elections slated to be held later this year.The much awaited assembly elections in Gujarat will be held towards the end of 2017 or January, 2018. The dates will be announced officially by the Election Commission few months ..
Rahul Gandhi's three-day Gujarat campaign begins
Dwaraka : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will start three-day election campaign in Gujarat's Saurashtra region on Monday. He will also be offering prayers at Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka, a senior party leader confirmed. Following that, Rahul will hold a road show from Dwarka. He will also address the public at different points and interact with them along the way. Rahul will then proceed for Jamnagar town where he will make a night halt. On September 26, he will cover towns such as Dhrol and Tankara by road before reaching Rajkot. He will interact with traders and industrialists after reaching Rajkot in the afternoon. After covering Saurashtra, Gandhi will campaign in north, central and south Gujarat at later dates as part of the party's poll campaign ahead of the assembly elections slated to be held later this year. The much awaited assembly elections in Gujarat will be held towards the end of 2017 or January, 2018. The dates will be announced officially by the Election Commission few months prior to it.
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Crackdown on BHU students: Two police officials removed

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The Uttar Pradesh government today removed three additional city magistrates and two policemen in connection with the baton-charge on students in the Banaras Hindu University during a protest over...
BHU protest: Tension prevails as 1,000 students booked for violence; cops removed
The UP govt on Monday removed senior police officials in connection with the alleged crackdown on protesting students at the BHU on Sunday.
BHU students, journalists injured in lathicharge; Akhilesh, Rahul slam BJP
Protests against an eve-teasing incident turned violent; police baton charged the students in a bid to disperse them
Crackdown on BHU students: Two police officials removed
The Uttar Pradesh government today removed three additional city magistrates and two policemen in connection with the baton-charge on students in the Banaras Hindu University during a protest over an alleged eve-teasing incident. Station Officer of Lanka Police Station Rajiv Singh has been removed and sent to police lines. Station officer of Jaitpura Police Station Sanjiv Mishra has been posted in his place, police officials said. Also the Circle Officer of Bhelupur, Nivesh Katiyar has been removed and Circle Officer of Kotwali Ayodhya Prasad Singh posted in his place. A release from Varanasis District Information office said three additional city magistrates, Manoj Kumar Singh, Sushil Kumar Gaund and Jagdamma Prasad Singh have also been removed. A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a lathi-charge by the police in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) where a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent. The violence erupted after some students, protesting against the incident on Thursday, wanted to meet the varsitys vice chancellor at his residence. Security guards of the university stopped the students and informed the police, according to university sources. A BHU spokesperson had said that some students wanted to "forcibly" enter the VCs residence but they were stopped by the BHU security guards. Subsequently, there was stone pelting by "outsiders" who had joined the students, he said. The police baton charged the students in a bid to disperse them. A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in the lathi-charge. The police sources said some of its personnel were injured in the clashes during which the students allegedly indulged in arson. Following the violence, the district administration has declared holidays from today till October 2 in all colleges and universities in Varanasi. The BHU had earlier announced that the holidays would start from September 28. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought a report from the divisional commissioner about the incident as various political parties, including the Samajwadi Party (SP), criticised the government and condemned the police action. "I have sought a report from the divisional commissioner, Varanasi, about the entire incident," Adityanath said in Lucknow yesterday. The baton charge on journalists led to protests in Lucknow with some scribes staging a sit-in near the chief ministers residence. They later submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate demanding action against the guilty. Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, "The government should resolve the issue by talks, not by lathi-charge. It is condemnable. Action should be taken against the guilty." Congress leaders Raj Babbar and P L Punia, along with scores of party activists, were detained yesterday when they tried to visit the BHU. They were later released. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi slammed the BJP over the police lathi-charge allegedly on women students. Attaching a link to a video of the students who alleged that they were beaten up by male policemen at the campus, Gandhi had tweeted, "BJP version of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao in BHU." The BHU had issued a statement saying that the dharna by the students just a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit was "politically motivated" to malign the image of the university. The alleged eve-teasing incident had occurred on Thursday night after which the students started the protest. The university also said that security guards were regularly patrolling the campus and assistance from the police had been seeking to maintain peace in the campus. Nearly 1,500 police personnel, including contingents of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), have been deployed to maintain law and order on the campus. BHU students said that they undertook the protest near the universitys main gate against rising incidents of alleged eve-teasing on the campus. A woman student of the Arts Faculty was allegedly harassed by three motorcycle-borne men inside the campus while she was returning to her hostel, triggering the dharna. According to the complainant, the men abused her and fled when she resisted their attempts. The woman alleged that security guards, about 100 metres from where the incident happened, did nothing to stop them. She said her warden, instead of taking up the issue with her superiors, asked her why was she was returning late to the hostel. The wardens response angered the students who sat on a dharna at the main gate midnight Thursday. BHU students have alleged they have to face eve-teasers on the campus regularly and the varsity administration was not taking any action to stop the miscreants.
BHU protest: FIR against 1200 students, top cops shunted for lathicharge
Police have filed FIR against 1200 students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) after their protest turned violent following lathicharge by cops. Here's all that has happened so far.
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