Archive for February 21st, 2018

Rahul questions PM’s silence on PNB fraud in ‘Mann ki Baat’

New Delhi, Feb 21 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and Rafale fighter jet deal, saying the country wants to hear about these issues in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

“Modiji, last month…

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Expect Air India divestment to complete in a year: Aviation Minister

New Delhi, Feb 21 :  The Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, on Wednesday said he expects the divestment process of public carrier Air India to be completed within a year.

“We hope that by the end of the year we will be able to finish the divestments,” the…

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Chief Secretary row: AAP MLA Amanatullah surrenders

New Delhi, Feb 21 :  Aam Aadmi Party’s Amanatullah Khan, one of the two legislators who had allegedly attacked Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, surrendered at a police station here on Wednesday, police said.

Special Commissioner of Police Dependra Pathak told IANS that Khan surrendered at the Jamia Nagar Police…

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Potential, policy, planning and performance key to progress: PM

New Delhi  Feb 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said “Potential, policy, planning and performance lead to progress”.

While addressing the ‘Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit 2018,’ Prime Minister hailed the Uttar Pradesh government’s effort of ‘One district One product’ scheme and said that this way the Yogi…

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Auditors failed to stop PNB fraud: Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 21 Breaking his silence on the Rs.11,400 crore PNB scam, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday blamed the auditors for failing to detect the fraud and said the scamsters will be chased and measures will be put in place to prevent such scams.

“What are…

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PNB fraud: CBI questions 10 bank officials, 18 company employees

New Delhi, Feb 21 The CBI on Tuesday questioned 10 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials, including an Executive Director, and 18 employees of Nirav Modi and Gitanjali group of firms in Rs 11,300 crore bank fraud case.

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team also conducted raids at diamantaire…

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UN envoy sees ‘perilous turn’ in Middle East situation

United Nations, Feb 21  The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nikolay Mladenov, on Tuesday warned that tensions in the Middle East are taking “an increasingly perilous turn.”

“Fighting in Syria is increasing, endangering de-escalation arrangements and regional stability, as well as undermining efforts for a…

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Trump pushes for ban on modified guns

Washington, Feb 21  US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices or modified guns that enables one to shoot hundreds of rounds per minute and was used by a gunman to kill 58 Las Vegas concert-goers in 2017.

Speaking at the White House on…

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LS Speaker visits Lilavati over Parrikar’s health

New Delhi, Feb 21  Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has visited the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai to enquire about Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s health.

In a statement the Lok Sabha secretariat here said that Mahajan visited the hospital late on Tuesday and spoke to Parrikar’s sons, who…

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BJP MLA killed in UP road accident

Lucknow, Feb 21  A Bharatiya Janata Party MLA was killed on Wednesday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur while he on his way to the ‘Investors Meet’ in Lucknow, police said.

His Fortuner car was at high speed, an official told IANS. His two security guards and…

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