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Bhuvneshwar sets unique record

MSN India 3 hours 28 minutes ago

All the numbers from India's comfortable victory against South Africa in the first T20I.
India beat South Africa by 28 runs in first T20I
Agency Johannesburg: Shikhar Dhawan smashed a half-century and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took career-best figures of 5-24 as India eased to a 28-run victory over South Africa in the opening Twenty20 International of their three-game series at the Wanderers on Sunday. Having been sent in to bat, India plundered 203 for five from their 20 overs on […]
This was one of our most balanced performances, says Kohli
Johannesburg , Feb 18 (IANS) After beating South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International match on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli termed the performance as one of their most balanced ones.A brilliant all-round show helped India beat South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium.Put in to bat, Shikhar Dhawan (72) hammered the South...
India vs South Africa, 1st T20I: Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dominate India's 28-run win
Dhawan scored 72 off 39 balls to power India to 203/5 and Bhuvneshwar followed it up with his maiden five-for in T20Is to script India'sbig win in the first match of the series at Jo'burg.
Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar give India 1-0 lead
Shikhar Dhawan's 72 off 39 balls led India to a total of 203, which they defended comfortably thanks to a five-wicket haul from Bhuvneshwar Kumar
J'burg T20I: SA win toss, ask Indian eves to bat first
South Africa women's cricket team won the toss and asked India to bat first in the third of the five-match series being played at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.South Africa have made one change to their playing XI which they fielded in East London. Ayabonga Khaka has been replaced by Masabata Klaas.For India Women, Rajeshwari Gayakwad will replace Radha Yadav.The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side currently leads the five-match series 2-0, having already clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1.India would be looking to ride the wave of momentum to clinch the series by talking an unassailable 3-0 lead here.Earlier, India registered a thumping seven-wicket win over South Africa in the high-scoring series opener in Potchefstroom and the second by nine wickets.Mithali Raj has been enjoying a good form with successive half-centuries -- 54 no off 48 balls and 76 no off 61 balls -- bagging 'Player of the Match' in both the matches.On bowling front all-rounder Rumeli Dhar will replace ...
India are leading the five-match series 2-0
India are leading the five-match series 2-0
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Iranian plane with 66 aboard crashes

SME Times 7 hours 47 minutes ago

A passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday, authorities said but declined to give any definite information about the fate of the passengers.
66 people killed in Iran plane crash
A passenger plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, authorities said.
66 people killed in Iran plane crash
A passenger plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, authorities said.The ATR 72, a twin-engine turboprop operated by Aseman Airlines, crashed due to bad weather into the Dena Mountain near the town of Semirom, an official at the Iranian carrier confirmed to the media.The plane was flying from Tehran to the...
Iran passenger plane carrying 66 on board crashes into mountains
Tehran : A passenger plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, authorities said. However, later the airlines retracted the statement and said that the exact spot of the accident is not yet known and that they cannot confirm the number of deaths now. The ATR 72, a twin-engine turboprop operated by Aseman Airlines, crashed due to bad weather into the Dena Mountain near the town of Semirom, an official at the Iranian carrier confirmed to the media. The plane was flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj, reports Press TV. Officials in Semirom said the crash site was hard to reach and rescue helicopters had been unable to land because of heavy fog and rain. Spokesman for Iran's emergency services Mojtaba Khaledi said rescue teams has reached the crash site by land and were trying to find the debris. Air controllers lost contact with the airplane at around 8 a.m. The people on board were 60 passengers, two security guards, two flight attendants, the pilot and co-pilot.
Domestic passenger plane with 66 on board crashes in central Iran
DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday during a flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj in the southwest of the country, Iranian media reported.
Passenger plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people
A plane carrying at least 50 people on board, crashed in Iran on Sunday.
Plane crashes in Iran killing all 66 aboard
An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country's Zagros mountains today killing all 66 people on board.
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All about Canadian PM's Taj Mahal visit

MSN India 12 hours 9 minutes ago

Trudeau, accompanied by his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and children Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien visited the Taj Mahal in Agra around 11 am today.
Canadian PM visits Taj Mahal with family
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family visited the Taj Mahal in Agra today. In the visitor's book, Mr Trudeau termed the visit as wonderful saying that the Taj Mahal is one the most beautiful places in the world.
Canadian PM visits Taj Mahal
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the world-famous Taj Mahal here on Sunday. Trudeau was accompanied along with his wife Sophie Gregoire and his three children, Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien. Many foreign dignitaries have visited the Taj Mahal in the past few years. The Taj Mahal, located along the Yamuna river, was built by Shah Jahan, a 17th century Mughal ruler for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to her fourteenth child. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Mughal architecture, having a combination of Indian, Persian and Islamic influences. The structure of the monument is built entirely with white marble, studded with semi-precious stones and is inscribed with verses of Quran. It is surrounded by four minarets. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is designated as an UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983. The Canadian Prime Minister, who arrived in India on Saturday, is on a week-long state visit to the country. After visiting the Taj Mahal, he will proceed to Mathura, where he will visit the Wild Life Century (Elephant Conservation Center). The sanctuary will remain shut for around two hours to the public, owing to Trudeau's visit. The week-long state visit to India, 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 Indian and Canadian sides will reaffirm the close friendship between the two countries and discuss ways to further deepen bilateral cooperation. Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India. Canada will work closely with the Indian leaders to advance their economic opportunities in both countries respectively -- ANI
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Taj Mahal with family see pics
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kickstarted his India visit with a visit to Taj Mahal in Agra with his family.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Taj Mahal with family, Cabinet colleagues
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today visited the world-famous Taj Mahal along with his family and Cabinet colleagues.
Trudeau to visit Mathura wildlife sanctuary today
[India], Feb 18 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be visiting the Wild Life Century (Elephant Conservation Center) in Mathura's Churmura on Sunday. Trudeau, who is on a week-long visit to India with his family, will first visit the Taj Mahal in Agra and from thereon he will travel to Mathura. Due to Canadian Prime Minister's visit, the sanctuary will remain shut for two hours. The week-long state visit to India, 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. Both the sides will reaffirm the close friendship between the two countries, and discuss ways to further deepen bilateral cooperation. Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India, as Canada works closely with Indian leaders to advance economic opportunities in both countries. While in India, Trudeau will engage with youth and visit several landmarks, including the Jama Masjid, and Swaminarayan Akshardham. (ANI)
Trudeau arrives in India
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Delhi on Saturday late evening with his family on a week-long State visit to India.The Canadian Prime Minister's visit will be focused on job creation and strengthening ties between the two countries.On Thursday, a government delegation from Canada paid a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar ahead of Trudeau's visit.Canadian Prime Minister will visit the Golden Temple on February 21.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.Both the sides will reaffirm the close friendship between the two countries, and discuss ways to further deepen bilateral cooperation.Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India, as Canada works ..
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In a first, Pakistan to send transgenders as Haj volunteers

DNA 14 hours 27 minutes ago

For the first time in the history of Pakistan, transgenders will be part of a team of boy scouts being sent to Saudi Arabia to serve as volunteers during 2018 Haj pilgrimage, a media report said...
Pak to send transgenders to Haj as volunteers
[Pakistan], Feb 18 (ANI): Pakistan will send transgenders to the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year to serve as 'Khuddamul Hujjaj' or volunteers. The transgenders would be part of a team, consisting of over 150 boy scouts. "Efforts for sending transgender youth to Saudi Arabia to serve as Khuddamul Hujjaj are underway," confirmed IPC Sindh Boys Scouts Commissioner Atif Amin Husain was quoted by the Express Tribune as saying. "At least two to three transgender persons will be selected from each of the remaining three provinces for joining the scouting community that leaves for Saudi Arabia every year," he added. Recently, 40 transgender youth from Sindh were administered oath on joining the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA), a national scouting organisation and one of the largest volunteer forces in Pakistan. Husain explained, "The recruitment process for 'Khuddamul Hujjaj' includes physical training and a test. After that, the PBSA sends a list of successful candidates to the Federal Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony for a final approval. This year the list would also contain names of transgender youth." Husain opined that the recruitment of the transgender youth in the PBSA would lead to social acceptance, attaining confidence and feeling secure. Qamar Naseem, the Programme Coordinator of Blue Veins, a transgender welfare association said, "After the recruitment of 40 transgender persons in Sindh, we are planning recruitment processes in Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan." "This can be a game changer and can significantly improve the social acceptance of transgender youth in our society, he added." (ANI)
Pak to send transgenders as Haj volunteers
For the first time in the history of Pakistan, transgenders will be part of a team of boy scouts being sent to Saudi Arabia to serve as volunteers during 2018 Haj pilgrimage, a media report said today."Efforts for sending transgender youth to Saudi Arabia to serve as Khuddamul Hujjaj (volunteers during the annual Haj) are underway," IPC Sindh Boys Scouts Commissioner Atif Amin Husain was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune.Blue Veins, a transgender welfare organisation, is coordinating with the IPC on the matter, the paper said."At least two to three transgender persons will be selected from each of the remaining three provinces for joining the scouting community that leaves for Saudi Arabia every year.," Husain said.He said recently 40 transgender youth from Sindh were administered oath on joining the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) a national scouting organisation and one of the largest volunteer forces in the country.The transgender persons would be part of a team .
Pak to send transgenders as Haj volunteers
Islamabad: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, transgenders will be part of a team of boy scouts being sent to Saudi Arabia to serve as volunteers during 2018 Haj pilgrimage, a media report said today. “Efforts for sending transgender youth to Saudi Arabia to serve as Khuddamul Hujjaj (volunteers during the annual […]
In a first, Pak to send transgenders as Haj volunteers
For the first time in the history of Pakistan, transgenders will be part of a team of boy scouts being sent to Saudi Arabia to serve as volunteers during 2018 Haj pilgrimage, a media report said on Sunday. "Efforts for sending transgender youth to Saudi Arabia to serve as Khuddamul Hujjaj (vsolunteers during the annual Haj) are underway," IPC Sindh Boys Scouts Commissioner Atif Amin Husain was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune. Blue Veins, a transgender welfare organisation, is coordinating with the IPC on the matter, the paper said. "At least two to three transgender persons will be selected from each of the remaining three provinces for joining the scouting community that leaves for Saudi Arabia every year," Husain said. He said recently 40 transgender youths from Sindh were administered oath on joining the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) a national scouting organisation and one of the largest volunteer forces in the country. The transgender persons would be part of a team of more than 150 boy scouts, he said, adding that last year over a hundred boy scouts had been sent. "The recruitment process for Khuddamul Hujjaj includes physical training and a test. After that, the PBSA sends a list of successful candidates to the Federal Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony for a final approval," Husain said, explaining the process. This year the list would include names of transgender youth, he added. Husain feels that by joining the PBSA, transgender youth would get social acceptance, attain confidence, feel secure and move forward, the paper said. Blue Veins Programme coordinator Qamar Naseem said that after the recruitment of 40 transgenders in Sindh, his organisation is planning recruitment processes in Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. "This can be a game changer and can significantly improve the social acceptance of transgender youth in our society," he said. He termed the recruitment step a positive initiative that would help the transgender community in improving its image at local as well as regional level.
Pakistan to send transgenders for the first time as volunteers during Haj pilgrimage this year
For the first time in the history of Pakistan, transgenders will be part of a team of boy scouts being sent to Saudi Arabia to serve as volunteers during 2018 Haj pilgrimage The post Pakistan to send transgenders for the first time as volunteers during Haj pilgrimage this year appeared first on Firstpost .
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PNB Fraud: Officials of other banks under scanner

Deccan Herald 10 hours 47 minutes ago

As investigations into the Rs 11,400 crore scam at PNB gathers momentum, officials at overseas branches of other banks, where the fraudulently issued Letter of Undertakings (LoUs) were encashed,...
Lender UCO has $412 million exposure in PNB banking fraud case
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's state-run UCO Bank said it has $411.82 million in exposure to fraudulent transactions carried out at Punjab National Bank (PNB).
PNB Fraud: Officials of other banks under scanner
As investigations into the Rs 11,400 crore scam at PNB gather momentum, officials at overseas branches of other banks, where the fraudulently issued Letter of Undertakings (LoUs) were encashed, are under scanner, sources said. Officials of Hong Kong branches of Indian lenders including Allahabad Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Union Bank, UCO Bank and Axis Bank are part of the entire fraud which continued for 7 years. As per the guidelines, the tenure for the encashment of LoUs for the jems and jewellery sector is usually of 90 days and not 365 days -- the maturity period of most of the LoUs linked with the PNB fraud, sources said, adding that the deviation from the usual practice should have raised alarm in the minds of officials working at the Hong Kong branch of other lenders. But surprisingly this did not happen till last month when PNB refused to honour LoU fraudulently issued by some of the staff at its Brady House branch in Mumbai, sources said. Had someone raised alarm ...
Fall from grace: The glitter fades with Rs 11,400-cr fraud
Not only are the employees of PNB under the suspicion of investigating agencies, but also the employees of overseas branches of Indian banks that allowed the fraud to happen, ignoring the basic principles of banking
PNB fraud: UCO Bank says has $411.82 mn outstanding exposure
State-run UCO Bank on Saturday said it has an outstanding exposure of about $411.82 million in the $1.8 billion fraud detected in public sector Punjab National Bank (PNB) and that it was confident of receiving the payment.Punjab National Bank (PNB), the second largest public sector bank in India, had detected the $1.8 billion fraud in one of its...
Indian Banks Association discusses PNB fraud
The meeting of the Indian Banks Association (IBA) was attended by senior officials of public and private sector lenders, sources said this evening.
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PM inaugurates Navi Mumbai international airport

MSN India 12 hours 9 minutes ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Navi Mumbai International Airport and laid the foundation stone for a second airport in Mumbai. Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said that this is one...
PM to visit Maharashtra and Karnataka onFebruary 18th and 19th.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will visit Maharashtra and Karnataka onFebruary 18th and 19th.The Prime Minister will arrive in Mumbai on the afternoon ofFebruary 18th. He will attend a function in Navi Mumbai, to mark the ground breaking ceremony of the Navi Mumbai International Airport.
Modi to visit Karnataka for two days
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka for two days starting Sunday night to participate in various public functions, a BJP leader said."Modi will arrive in Mysuru late Sunday night. He will take a chopper ride on Monday afternoon to Shravanabelagola, about 85 km north of Mysuru in Hassan district, to take part in the anointing...
PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Navi Mumbai International Airport, Shiv Sena fumes
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a new international airport in Navi Mumbai which is likely to relieve the burden on the Mumbai airport. Giving a green signal to the project, Modi said that the issue had been pending for years when he assumed office.
PM Modi to inaugurate Magnetic Maharashtra, lay foundation stone for Navi Mumbai airport
The state government hopes that the first phase of the Navi Mumbai airport - that will handle 10 million passengers annually - will be completed by December 2019.
PM to visit Maharashtra, Karnataka
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow visit Maharashtra where he will inaugurate a number of projects, an official statement said today.From Maharashtra, he will travel to Karnataka and attend public programmes and rallies in the poll-bound state.The prime minister will reach Mumbai tomorrow afternoon and attend a function to mark the ground-breaking ceremony of Navi Mumbai International Airport.The statement said he will dedicate to the nation the fourth container terminal at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port.Modi will also deliver the inaugural address at the Global Investors' Summit - "Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018".He will inaugurate the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Mumbai.The prime minister will later leave for Mysuru in Karnataka.On February 19, he will address via video conferencing the World Conference on Information Technology, being held in Hyderabad.He will also visit Shravanabelagola for the Bahubali Mahamasthakabhisheka
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Scientists find anti-cancer properties in three rice varieties

Deccan Herald 10 hours 47 minutes ago

Scientists have claimed to have detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice found in Chhattisgarh. A research has concluded that three rice varieties - Gathwan, Maharaji...
Indian scientists find anti-cancer properties in three rice varieties
Scientists have claimed to have detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice found in Chhattisgarh.
Scientists find anti-cancer properties in three rice varieties
Scientists have claimed to have detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice found in Chhattisgarh.A research has concluded that three medicinal varieties of rice - Gathwan, Maharaji and Laicha - have the ability to fight cancer, said scientist Deepak Sharma.The research was conducted by the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Mumbai.These varieties were taken from the rice germplasm bank preserved in IGKV, said Sharma, principal scientist at the genetics and plant breeding department of the agriculture university.The three varieties of rice have properties to cure lungs and breast cancers without affecting normal cells, Sharma told PTI.Of them, Laicha has been found to be the most effective in preventing proliferation of cancer cells and destroying them, he said.Last year, IGKV, affiliated to the University Grants Commission, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BARC
Scientists find anti-cancer properties in three rice varieties
Raipur: Scientists have claimed to have detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice found in Chhattisgarh. A research has concluded that three medicinal varieties of rice – Gathwan, Maharaji and Laicha – have the ability to fight cancer, said scientist Deepak Sharma. The research was conducted by the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), […]
Scientists find anti-cancer properties in three rice varieties
Scientists have claimed to have detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice found in Chhattisgarh.
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Acid injected in man's eyes for eloping with employer's wife

Deccan Herald 10 hours 47 minutes ago

A mob assaulted a man and injected acid in his eyes leaving him blind for allegedly eloping with his employers wife. Following the incident a person has been arrested and the police were searching...
Acid injected in Bihar mans eyes for eloping with employers wife: Police
A mob assaulted a man and injected acid in his eyes, leaving him blind, for allegedly eloping with his employer's wife in Begusarai following which a person has been arrested in the case, the police said on Saturday. The assault took place at an eatery in Pipra Chowk late on Friday night in which the man was left critically injured, deputy superintendent of police BK Singh said. The 30-year-old man, a resident of Samastipur district, has become blind after the assault, doctors at a hospital in Begusarai said. In a statement before the police, the victim said he used to work as a tractor driver at Barauni village under Teghra police station and started an affair with his employer's wife. On February 6, he and his paramour fled from the house following which her husband lodged a complaint with the police charging him with kidnapping his wife, the DSP said. However, she came to Teghra on February 16 and recorded her statement in a local court that asked her husband, a farmer, to take her to his house. It was not immediately known why she had returned and what she said in the court. Her brother-in-law rang up the driver Friday evening claiming that she wanted to live with him and he should come to Teghra police station to take her back with him, the police official said. Barely a kilometre from the police station, the driver was accosted by a group of around 20 people who took him to the eatery and severely assaulted him. The DSP said they also injected acid in his eyes with a syringe. They later dumped him near Hanuman Chowk under Bhagwanpur police station area of the district. A passer-by admitted him to a hospital at Begusarai. One person was arrested and the police were searching for other attackers, the DSP said.PTI
Mob injects acid in man's eyes for allegedly eloping with his employer's wife
A mob assaulted a man and injected acid in his eyes leaving him blind for allegedly eloping with his employer's wife here following which a person has been arrested in the case, police said today.
Acid injected in man's eyes for eloping with employer's wife in Bihar
A mob assaulted a man and injected acid in his eyes leaving him blind for allegedly eloping with his employer's wife here following which a person has been arrested in the case, police said.
Acid injected in man's eyes for eloping with employer's wife
A mob assaulted a man and injected acid in his eyes leaving him blind for allegedly eloping with his employer's wife here following which a person has been arrested in the case, police said today.The assault took place at an eatery in Pipra Chowk late last night in which the man, a driver by profession, was left critically injured, Deputy Superintendent of Police B K Singh said.The 30-year-old man, a resident of Samastipur district, became blind after the incident, doctors attending him at a hospital here said.In a statement before the police, the victim said he used to work as a tractor driver at Barauni village under Teghra police station and started an affair with his employer's wife.On February 6, he and his paramour fled from the house following which her husband lodged a complaint with the police charging him with kidnapping his wife, the DSP said.However, she came to Teghra on February 16 and recorded her statement in a local court that asked her husband, a farmer, to take
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PNB fraud case: Stop behaving as if you're guilty': Rahul to PM Modi, Jaitley

Deccan Herald 10 hours 47 minutes ago

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to speak up on the multi-crore PNB scam and not behave like "guilty". "PM Modi tells kids...
Rahul questions PM's silence on massive bank fraud
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modis and Finance Minister Arun Jaitleys silence over the "Rs 22,000 crore banking scam", and asked the government to stop behaving like it was "guilty".Taking a dig at the Prime Minister, Gandhi said on his social media handle: "Prime Minister Modi tells kids how to...
Stop behaving as if you`re guilty, speak up: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi and Jaitley
PM Modi can tell kids how to pass exams for 2 hours, but wont speak for 2 minutes on the 22,000 crore banking scam, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.
PNB fraud | Stop behaving as if you are guilty! Speak up: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi, Arun Jaitley
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday once again took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the fraud at Punjab National Bank.
PM should tell people how and why Nirav Modi scam happened: Rahul Gandhi
The Congress chief alleged that businessman Nirav Modi has fled the country with Rs 200 billion of that public money
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PM Modi arrives at new BJP headquarters

catchnews.com 14 hours 27 minutes ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, outside Lutyens' Bungalow Zone in Delhi to inaugurate the Bharatiya Janata Party 's (BJP) swanky new headquarters. The...
BJP moves out of Lutyens` Bungalow Zone, gets a new hi-tech headquarter in Delhi
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become the first major national party to move out of the Lutyens' Bungalow Zone into a new modern office enabled with the latest communication technologies.
PM Modi arrives at new BJP headquarters
[India], Feb 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, outside Lutyens' Bungalow Zone in Delhi to inaugurate the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) swanky new headquarters. The new office of the 38-year-old BJP is a multi-storeyed modern construction fitted with advanced communication tools, enabling party office-bearers to co-ordinate official works with their counterparts in the states. The construction of the new headquarters had started last year following the Supreme Court's directive that the party offices should be relocated from the Lutyens' Bungalow Zone. Last year, Prime Minister Modi and party chief Amit Shah had laid the foundation stone of the new headquarters and a Mumbai-based architecture company has designed the new headquarters. The new premises will have facilities like offices of the party leaders, auditoriums and rooms for discussions and meetings. The party headquarters will be linked through video-conferencing to all the state headquarters of the party. BJP veteran LK Advani, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Piyush Goyal also arrived at the venue to attend the inauguration ceremony. (ANI)
BJP 1st national party to move out of Lutyens'; Modi opens new HQ in Delhi
With the inauguration, the BJP became the first major national party to shift its office outside the Lutyens' Bungalow Zone
Narendra Modi inaugurates new BJP headquarters in Delhi; party becomes first to exit Lutyen's Bungalow zone
The Bharatiya Janata Party became the first major national party to shift its office outside the Lutyens' Bungalow Zone, following a Supreme Court directive to relocate all party offices from the area The post Narendra Modi inaugurates new BJP headquarters in Delhi; party becomes first to exit Lutyen’s Bungalow zone appeared first on Firstpost .
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PNB fraud: LoU granted against fixed commission, reveals CBI

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Punjab National Bank officials (PNB) arrested in connection with the fraudulent transaction scam were sanctioned fixed commission for granting Letters of Undertaking (LoU), the Central Bureau of...
PNB fraud: Arrested bank officials not co-operating in CBI probe, say reports
The arrested bank officials have disclosed that the commission in exchange of issuing theLoUswas distributedbetweenall PNB employees who was involved in it.
PNB fraud: LoU granted against fixed commission, reveals CBI
[India], Feb 18 (ANI): Punjab National Bank officials (PNB) arrested in connection with the fraudulent transaction scam were sanctioned fixed commission for granting Letters of Undertaking (LoU), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) revealed on Sunday. As per CBI sources, arrested bank officials, during interrogation, disclosed that for every LoU, a commission was fixed depending on the amount to be sanctioned as loan. Commission in exchange of issuing the aforementioned document was distributed between all employees of PNB involved in it, the CBI said. Furthermore, the investigative agency stated that the involvement and connivance of more staff members and outsiders, including accused jewellery designer Nirav Modi and relative Mehul Choksi is being probed. Earlier in the week, PNB detected a 1.77 billion dollars scam in which jeweller Nirav Modi acquired fraudulent letters of undertaking from one of its branches for overseas credit from other Indian lenders. On Friday, three companies of Choksi were named in the CBI's FIR, namely Gitanjali Gems, Gili India and Nakshatra Brand Ltd. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has conducted search operations at over 21 locations across India in connection with the case and seized diamonds, gold, precious stones, metals and jewellery worth Rs 25 crore (Book Value). Meanwhile, the ED, earlier today, began raids at a Gitanjali store in Raipur in connection with the aforementioned case. (ANI)
PNB fraud: Nirav Modi team given access to bank computers, say CBI sources
During interrogation, the arrested bank officials revealed that Modi's staff were logging into the SWIFT system using passwords of PNB officials
PNB Fraud | For every Letter of Undertaking, commission was fixed, disclose arrested officials: Sources
The Punjab National Bank officials arrested in connection with the alleged Rs 11,400-crore fraud involving billionaire diamond jeweler Nirav Modi have reportedly disclosed that there was a fixed commission for issuing Letter of Undertaking.
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Trump criticises FBI over school shooting

MSN India 3 hours 28 minutes ago

Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night.
Trump slams FBI over Florida school shooting
[USA], Feb 18 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Saturday slammed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over the Florida school shooting, saying that the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the shooter, who killed 17 people and injured 14 others. Trump took to Twitter and posted the same. "Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!" This comes after the FBI said on Friday said that it had failed to follow the "protocols" when it received a tip earlier this year about 19-year old Nikolas Cruz, the alleged shooter who went on a rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. Last month, a person close to Cruz called the FBI's public tipline and raised concerns about his gun ownership, desire to kill and warned of a possible school shooting, The Hill reported. Trump and his wife Melania visited the injured students Broward Health North Hospital in Florida on Friday. On Thursday, Trump called on all the US embassies, public buildings, military facilities, diplomatic sites, naval vessels, consular offices, other facilities abroad to fly their flags at half-staff through Monday. Cruz, who gunned down at least 17 people on Wednesday at the high school, was a former student and was expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons. He has been booked on 17 counts of premeditated murder. The development also comes after the US Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential elections. (ANI)
Trump slams FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip
President Donald Trump said the FBI "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting. Trump says on Twitter on Saturday night: "This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud." The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack. But the agency said on Friday that agents failed to investigate. Florida Governor Rick Scott has called on FBI director Christopher Wray to resign. Trump has been a frequent critic of the FBI, accusing it of partisan bias.
Florida school shooting: Pressure mounts on FBI director to resign
His agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused possessed a gun
FBI rebuked for bungling tip on Florida school shooting
US President Donald Trump has rebuked the FBI for missing the tip-off about the shooting at a school in Florida that killed 17 people on Wednesday. In a tweet, Mr Trump said, the agency is spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
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They ignored me for years but I never complained: Sheila Dikshit says she will always belong to Congress

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Veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit has said that she will always stand by her party even though the top leadership "ignored" her for a long time and "denied her any big role in electoral...
Maken's working style had done damage to Congress: Sheila Dikshit
[India], Feb.18 (ANI): Former Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit took a dig at the Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken and said that his "working style had done a lot of damage to the party." Speaking to ANI, Dikshit said, "President of political party has to work for it throughout the day, communicate with everyone and know about everything. If Ajay Maken is saying that he needs to correct things, it's a good thing. Let's see what he does. His style had done lot of damage to Congress." Commenting on the rejoining of former Delhi minister and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, she said the "one who has been with the ideology of Congress will always find it difficult to be in the BJP." "BJP is the stark opposite of what Congress is," she added. Lovely, who had switched to the BJP in April last year before the MCD polls, rejoined the Congress on Saturday.(ANI)
Maken's working style had done damage to Congress: Sheila Dikshit
Former Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit took a dig at the Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken and said that his "working style had done a lot of damage to the party." Speaking to ANI, Dikshit said, "President of political party has to work for it throughout the day, communicate with everyone and know about everything. If Ajay Maken is saying that he needs to correct things, it's a good thing. Let's see what he does. His style had done lot of damage to Congress." Commenting on the rejoining of former Delhi minister and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, she said the "one who has been with the ideology of Congress will always find it difficult to be in the BJP." "BJP is the stark opposite of what Congress is," she added. Lovely, who had switched to the BJP in April last year before the MCD polls, rejoined the Congress on Saturday -- ANI
As Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to Congress, Sheila Dikshit offers an advice to Ajay Maken
A day after Arvinder Singh Lovely got back into the Congress fold, senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit hit out at party's Delhi chief Ajay Maken. The former Delhi chief minister said that Maken has done a lot of damage to the party.
Dikshit welcomes Lovely's return to Congress
Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today welcomed the return of Arvinder Singh Lovely to the Congress, saying it is good for the party."I am glad. He has been a Congressman and worked as Delhi Congress president as well as minister in party government, for a long time. Naturally his coming back is good for the party," the senior Congress leader said.Lovely today rejoined the party, months after he quit to join the BJP, where he said he was an "ideological misfit".Lovely, who was a Dikshit loyalist, quit the Congress following differences with Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken.The Congress does not have any MLA in the Delhi Assembly after it lost power to AAP.
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MP bypolls: Yashodhara Raje, nephew Jyotiraditya hit hustings

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As campaigning for upcoming bypolls to Kolaras and Mungaoli assembly segments has started getting intense, erstwhile royals--Yashodhara Raje Scindia of the BJP and her nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia...
No government scheme benefits if you vote for Congress: MP minister's threat to voters
Yashodhara Raje Scindia made the statement while campaigning for the BJP ahead of Kolaras Assembly bypoll.
MP bypolls: Yashodhara Raje, nephew Jyotiraditya hit hustings
As campaigning for upcoming bypolls to Kolaras and Mungaoli Assembly segments has started getting intense, erstwhile royals - Yashodhara Raje Scindia of the BJP and her nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress - are trying to strike the emotional chord with electorates. The outcome of the February 24 bypolls for the two seats, currently represented by the Congress, will be perceived as a pointer to the public mood ahead of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections slated later this year. While state Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje is seeking votes in Kolaras constituency by invoking the legacy of her mother late Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia, a formidable BJP doyen, Jyotiraditya is referring to his late father Madhavrao Scindias contribution in the development of the area. Kolaras and Mungaoli Assembly segments are parts of Jyotiradityas Guna Lok Sabha constituency. Yashodhara Raje hit the hustings with the promise of development and is appealing to people to vote for her loyalist Devendra Jain. "If you vote for Jain, you will get 1+1 MLA (one for free)," she said during campaigning. Jain had won Kolaras in 2008. However, Congress Ram Singh Yadav snatched the seat from the BJP in 2013 polls. Against this backdrop, Yashodhara Raje is trying hard to win back the seat for the saffron party. Sanjay Sharma, a social worker based in Shivpuri-Gwalior who had witnessed elections in the area for the last four decades, said, "Normally, Scindia family members never campaign against each other and avoid face-to-face contest despite being in different parties". However, a perception is growing that Yashodhara Raje and Jyotiraditya are campaigning against each other, in a departure from convention. "This was the tradition we have seen from the days of Rajmata Scindia. If Madhavrao contested from Gwalior, then his mother used to fight elections from Guna. They never contested against each other and also avoided campaigning against any member of the family despite having different political parties affiliations," Sharma said. However, this time it appears and even people feel that they are campaigning against each other in the name of their respective parties, he said. According to Sharma, Jyotiraditya is reminding people of their old association with his father, while Yashodhara Raje is highlighting her mothers deep connect with the common man and her contribution in his welfare. However, Jyotiradityas close aide and Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi denied that it was a Scindia versus Scindia contest. "In fact it is a contest between Jyotiraditya and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, as almost all senior ministers of his cabinet, including Yashodhara Raje, are campaigning in the bypoll whereas he (Jyotiraditya) is electioneering alone with the support of senior party leaders," he said. Chaturvedi admitted that Jyotiraditya mentioned about his fathers developmental works in the area, including establishing railway network and his long association with the people, while campaigning. "Yashodhara Raje is a minister in Chouhans cabinet and she is representing the chief minister in the area. So it is a contest between Jyotiradtya and Shivraj," he said. Chaturvedi said the fact that the chief minister and 17 ministers are campaigning in Kolaras and Mungaoli betrays "frustration" of the ruling party. "Besides Chouhan, 17 other ministers are campaigning in the two constituencies and that shows the level of frustration among the BJP leaders as they have not done anything for the development of the state despite being in power for three terms," Chaturvedi said. According to state BJP chief spokesperson Deepak Vijaywargiya, the main battle is between the saffron party and the Congress. "In order to show his importance in the Congress, Jyotiraditya is projecting himself as an option to the state chief minister. However, Scindia stands nowhere in comparison to Chouhan who is a popular chief minister for close to three terms," he added. The bypolls to Mungaoli and Kolaras Assembly seats were necessitated due to the death of sitting Congress MLAs Mahendra Singh Kalukheda (Mungaoli) and Ram Singh Yadav (Kolaras). The counting of votes would take place on February 28.
Madhya Pradesh bypolls: Yashodhara Raje, nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia hit hustings
Erstwhile royals--Yashodhara Raje Scindia of the BJP and her nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress-- are trying to strike the emotional chord with electorates
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PNB fraud: Bring out White Paper on banking system, Congress to Narendra Modi govt

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Congress today calledon the NDA govt to bring out a White Paper on the banking system in view of Rs 11,400 crore PNB fraud.
Bring out white paper on banking system: Congress to NDA
The Congress on Sunday claimed "fraudsters" were linked to the "highest echelons" of the BJP-led NDA and urged the government to bring out a white paper on the banking system which it said had witnessed scams involving over Rs 61,000 crore in the last five years. "Bank frauds are tumbling out of the closet faster than you can say Jack Robinson," Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, claiming that another banking fraud was now out in the open. Referring to the Rs 11,400-crore scam in which billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi reportedly acquired fraudulent letters of undertaking (LoUs) from state-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB), Tewari said while the "Modi-Choksi tango" was still going on, reports had emerged about another banking fraud. Vikram Kothari, the owner of Rotomac pens, owes Rs 800 crore to a consortium of Indian banks and was now untraceable, he said. The frauds in the Indian banks are growing every day, the former Union minister said, claiming that according to Reserve Bank of India data, Rs 61,260 crore of banking frauds had taken place in the last five years. "Data released by the RBI show that Rs 61,260 crore banking frauds have taken place in the last five years, and out of these five years, the BJP-led NDA has been in power for four years. The linkages between these fraudsters and the highest echelons of the BJP raise some very serious questions about the health of the Indian economy," he told reporters here. "Therefore, the Congress party demands a white paper on the Indian banking system from the government," he said, adding that the BJP-led NDA should direct all banks to publish and declare the name of fraudsters and details related to NPAs ( non-performing assets). The total NPAs of all public and private banks were worth Rs 8,36,782 crore as of September, 2017. "And 77% of these NPAs are of leading Indian corporate offices," he said, accusing the government of being unable to check NPAs and take care of the general publics money. India occupies the fifth position among 39 countries on NPAs, he added. An NPA is when a loan taker cannot pay interest for two successive quarters. The Congress has been attacking the government over the fraud involving PNB, which detected a $1.77 billion (about Rs 11,400-crore) scam in which jeweller Modi acquired fake LoUs from the bank to secure overseas credit from other lenders. "It is hilarious that PNB, where this scam happened, won the vigilant award for 2016-17," Tewari said, adding that this scam raised important question about the lack of transparency in the government.
Bring out white paper on banking system: Congress to NDA
New Delhi: The Congress today alleged “fraudsters” were linked to the “highest echelons” of the BJP-led NDA and urged the government to bring out a white paper on the banking system which it said had witnessed scams involving over Rs 61,000 crore in the last five years. “Bank frauds are tumbling out of the closet […]
'Fraudsters' were linked to the 'highest echelons' of NDA, alleges Congress
The total NPAs of all public and private banks were worth Rs 8.36 trillion as of September 2017
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