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February 20, 2018 8:09 am

The redevelopment of 600 stations was mentioned by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech this month. While the redevelopment project is estimated to cost over Rs 1 lakh crore for 600 stations, IRSDC will tap into market sources for funds.

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February 20, 2018 8:49 am

PNB scam: Seventeen months before the PNB loan scandal became public, there was an attempt to defraud the Union Bank of India by abusing the SWIFT messaging system. The situation was “salvaged post event without any apparent monetary loss”.

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February 20, 2018 7:18 am

In its chargesheet submitted to a CBI court, the agency elaborated the role Hooda and several state bureaucrats played in the alleged scam which caused a loss of “over Rs 1,000 crore”.

February 20, 2018 11:46 am

Justice Goel opposed the proposal to nominate Justice Surya Kant as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court.

February 20, 2018 7:01 am

Nirav Modi fraud case: Sources said the CVC asked PNB officials to investigate how the irregularities went undetected for seven years given that audits were conducted each year.

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February 20, 2018 7:21 am

In a reply to the Budget debate in the Assembly, Vasundhara Raje said, "We sent the Bill to the Select Committee, we let the ordinance lapse and today it is not law, what should we withdraw? But we are still withdrawing it.”

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February 20, 2018 8:22 am

Indian women athletes, instead of their usual saris and blazers, will sport a new look at the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast in Australia on April 4 as they will be wearing blazers and trousers.

February 20, 2018 7:15 am

Naeem Akhtar said that China is on its way to assuming a "much bigger role in Kashmir” and the Jaish-e-Mohammad, the group responsible for most of the terror attacks, has been veritably “adopted” by Beijing.

February 20, 2018 4:57 am

Tabu’s filmography is proof that she has, always with care, focussed on films that allowed her to play complex characters.

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February 19, 2018 1:34 pm

18-year-old who used to beg outside malls is among 60 who are training to be Kolkata’s first women auto-rickshaw drivers

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February 19, 2018 6:34 am

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma announced the death of Jonathone Nengminza Sangma (43) on Twitter. But state DGP S B Singh told The Indian Express there was no confirmation that the candidate had died.

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February 19, 2018 6:36 am

The courtyard where the Dalit students were made to sit was unkept and apparently used for cattles and horses. The Dalit students were told to not to leave the place midway as this would make them lose marks from their 'assignment'.

In Karnataka Cauvery belt, farmers '50 per cent happy' with Supreme Court ruling
February 19, 2018 7:02 am

The farmer leader, Puttannaiah, who is also a sitting Independent MLA from Melukote Assembly constituency in Mandya, termed the latest ruling as “partial justice” to upper riparian states.

Supreme Court to hear PIL seeking SIT probe on PNB fraud
February 19, 2018 12:10 pm

PNB fraud case: The virtual heist that companies controlled by diamantaires Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi appear to have carried out has embarrassed the govt that claims to provide scam-free governance. RBI had described the PNB fraud as “a case of operational risk arising on account of delinquent behaviour by one or more employees of the bank and failure of internal controls”.

Five in poll fray, women hope to make debut in Nagaland Assembly
February 19, 2018 6:48 am

Assembly elections have been taking place in Nagaland since 1963, but not a single woman has ever been elected to the 60-member House.

February 19, 2018 6:49 am

The voter turnout was 78.5 per cent. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Tapas Ray said there were problems with EVMs and VVPATs in a number of polling booths.

Five bodies found in Andhra lake, police say red sanders smugglers
February 19, 2018 8:19 am

According to the police, backpacks containing axes, torches and food were found nearby. One body was found to be still carrying a backpack.

Jaya Bachchan could be Didi’s RS nominee
February 19, 2018 6:55 am

Jaya Bachchan’s third term in the Upper House comes to an end on April 3.

The irony: In three years, PNB won three awards for vigilance
February 19, 2018 1:03 pm

Nirav Modi, PNB fraud case: Two of these awards came in 2017 — the year PNB issued 293 LoUs to companies owned by Modi and his family — and were given out by Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) KV Chowdary.

India, Iran agree to eliminate ‘forces that support terror’
February 18, 2018 10:11 am

Rouhani said he and Modi had very good discussions on stepping up cooperation in a number of key areas, including on crucial connectivity projects such as the Chabahar port.

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February 18, 2018 10:06 am

The brothers Ajay, Rajesh and Atul, who are all in their 40s, had relocated to South Africa from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur in 1993. However, they own property in Dehradun, including a palatial house in the city’s Curzon Road locality.

Tripura goes to polls today, all eyes on 20 CPM-held tribal seats
February 18, 2018 7:11 am

Tripura assembly elections 2018: 307 candidates in the fray for 59 constituencies; BJP banks on its tribal ally

In another article in the issue, a Jaish leader says the attack was launched by “the Afzal Guru squad” of Jaish.
February 18, 2018 10:08 am

The Sunjuwan attack was carried out at military station by three militants in the wee hours of February 10, leaving five soldiers and a relative of a soldier dead

Govt’s Chief Economic Advisor calls for better RBI regulation
February 18, 2018 10:11 am

Referring to the PNB fraud, Arvind Subramanian , “We know that, for whatever reason, internal control has broken down. But another important question is what about the external controls in the banking sector?"

Modi’s firm also said it had a concentration of suppliers and purchasers of cut and polished diamonds
February 18, 2018 10:05 am

On January 31, the CBI booked Modi, his wife Ami, brother Nishal and Mehul Choksi, promoter of Gitanjali Group and Nirav Modi’s maternal uncle, in connection with a Rs 280 crore cheating case after receiving a complaint from PNB on January 29.

Three arrested in PNB fraud: Overseas companies under scanner as first arrests made
February 18, 2018 9:39 am

Agencies suspect shell firms; Nirav Modi exec, bank officials held. It is learnt that the CBI and Enforcement Directorate are preparing judicial requests to be sent to Dubai, Hong Kong, Germany, Bahrain and Mauritius among other countries to verify details.

February 18, 2018 2:14 am

Man held for plotting to ‘kill friend’ over monetary dispute

Probe rejects Tihar claim of inmates’ anti-India Slogans
February 17, 2018 7:32 am

The committee submitted its report to the HC on February 7 and noted that TSP personnel — deployed in Tihar Jail for security — had included the defence as an “afterthought”.

Supreme Court verdict in Cauvery river water dispute
February 17, 2018 7:55 am

Karnataka government buses plying to destinations in Tamil Nadu were stopped on the other side, while buses from within the state halted inside town.

PNB fraud case: SC to hear plea seeking deportation of Nirav Modi on Friday
February 17, 2018 7:49 am

Non-disclosure of sources of income by candidates and their associates “would constitute a corrupt practice falling under the heading ‘undue influence’ as defined under Section 123(2) of the RP (Representation of the People) Act of 1951”.

Maldives Ambassador to India, Ahmed Mohamed
February 17, 2018 7:55 am

Mohamed has not held a face-to-face meeting yet with Indian officials since the crisis began, but said he was in touch with officials from the Ministry of External Affairs over phone.

PNB fraud case: SC to hear plea seeking deportation of Nirav Modi on Friday
February 17, 2018 8:33 am

Cauvery verdict: In its 465-page order, the three-judge bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra has thrown open the possibility of re-examining the availability of groundwater and has exercised “warrantable flexibility” in determining inter-basin sharing.

Punjab national bank fraud case: FIRs against Nirav Modi, Gitanjali Group's Mehul Choksi
February 17, 2018 1:23 pm

While LIC owns 13.93 per cent in PNB, 13.24 per cent in Union Bank of India and 13.17 per cent in Allahabad Bank, it also owns 2.88 per cent in Gitanjali Gems as on December 31, 2017.

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu share after Supreme Court verdict in Cauvery river water dispute
February 17, 2018 8:26 am

The SC increased Karnataka’s share of the Cauvery waters by 14.75 thousand million cubic feet to 284.75 tmc ft. This means that Tamil Nadu will now get 404.25 tmc ft, as against 419 tmc ft awarded by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal in February 2007.

Punjab national bank fraud case: FIRs against Nirav Modi, Gitanjali Group's Mehul Choksi
February 17, 2018 11:33 am

Nirav Modi and kin were rolling over LoUs, so old ones were also renewed in 2017. The CBI on Thursday registered a fresh FIR in the case against Mehul Choksi, maternal uncle of Nirav Modi, and his three companies claiming that they swindled PNB to the tune of Rs 4,886.72 crore in 2017-18

Prasar Bharati pushes back as it blocks I&B proposals on hiring
February 16, 2018 8:49 am

Prasar Bharati, the national public broadcaster, though autonomous, is attached to the I&B Ministry. Drops plan to recruit 2 journalists, says too exorbitant.