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Nirav Modi case: How come no one noticed for seven years, CVC asks PNB
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

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.

Nirav Modi case: CBI arrests three more PNB officials
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

All the officers were being questioned for the past three days before CBI arrested them after being convinced of their role in the scam, sources said.

CBI books Rotomac Pen owner Vikram Kothari & family for Rs 3,695-crore ‘default’, seals house in Kanpur
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

The CBI has registered a case against Rotomac, a pen manufacturer, on the basis of a complaint from Bank of Baroda (BoB). The bank had in February 2017 declared Rotomac as a "willful defaulter".

The irony: In three years, PNB won three awards for vigilance
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

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.

Nirav Modi scam: CBI searches PNB’s Brady House branch; Enforcement Directorate raids at 45 locations
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

While CBI searched the Brady House branch of PNB in Mumbai, the ED carried out raids at 45 locations across the country at stores and offices of companies owned by Nirav Modi and his family.

Three arrested in PNB fraud: Overseas companies under scanner as first arrests made
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

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.

PNB 11,400-crore scam: CBI says most of Nirav Modi’s fraud LoUs issued or renewed in 2017-18
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

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

Govt nominee to Allahabad Bank board says Nirav Modi raised issue of excess credit in 2013, was ignored
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Allahabad Bank’s offshore branch in Hong Kong is among the banks that issued buyer’s credit to Modi and his relatives on Letters of Undertaking issued by PNB

PNB fraud expands: Rs 3000 crore more from 17 banks, money laundering evidence
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

PNB fraud: Lookout notices for Nirav Modi and his family; homes and offices searched.

Srinagar militants without medicines, food, officers say ‘slightly odd’
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

“We have recovered two AK-47 rifles and eight magazines. As per initial information, no food item or medicines have been recovered,” CRPF I-G (Srinagar) Ravideep Sahi told The Indian Express.

Ahead of Nagaland Assembly elections, NIA summons CM TR Zeliang’s staff in alleged terror funding case
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

On January 18, 2017, the NIA conducted searches in various government departments in Nagaland and seized receipts that showed payments to the tune of Rs 2 crore.

Govt to Supreme Court: Won’t take officials from forces in IPS through exams
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

The government has submitted in its affidavit to the court that besides being in favour of scrapping the policy altogether, it also does not wish to take in those who have already cleared these exams.

Naval War Room Leak case: Sensational story of info theft still awaits ending
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

What is the alleged espionage case that rocked the Naval establishment in 2005? Why has the investigation lagged in a matter with serious national security implications?

Chhattisgarh: Exchange of fire between between CISF and suspected Maoists in Dantewada, no casualties yet
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

According to CISF sources, CISF unit at Bailadila Iron Ore Mines in Dantewada's Bacheli spotted movement of some armed Maoists in the area at around 9.45 am. CISF guards the mines operated by National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).

Today’s youth not begging for jobs… IAS officer kids don’t want to be IAS: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Replying to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address to Parliament, Modi said the Congress did not follow any tradition of democracy during its long rule.

Don’t lecture us after what you did to India: PM Narendra Modi attacks Congress
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

In back-to-back speeches, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined that the “New India” initiatives of his government were qualitatively different from the ones of “Old India” championed by the Congress.

5 Questions: People with Aadhaar should have the choice to opt out, says Tathagata Satpathy
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

"My concerns are that privacy is going to be a major issue in future... The Supreme Court judgment is an indication. We are damaging our own future through Aadhaar," says BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy.

Chunk of NIA evidence in J&K terror funding case from websites, YouTube, WhatsApp
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

The chargesheet describes in detail how stone-pelting is allegedly organised in the Valley through WhatsApp groups and protest calendars, which also ask people “to celebrate Pakistan Day”.

Senior GST officer held by CBI for taking bribes to help evade tax
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

GST Commissioner Sansar Chand, who is an IRS officer, reportedly got, among other things, a television set, a mobile phone and a fridge delivered to his Defence Colony home in Delhi by the companies.

Despite Attorney General’s advice, CBI moves Supreme Court to re-open Bofors case
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Bofors case: The CBI attributed the delay in filing the SLP against the 2005 High Court order to the then (UPA) government's refusal to grant it permission to approach the court.

NIA claims accused linked with terror funding: Court orders release of nine held with junked notes
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

On November 8, 2017, a year after PM Narendra Modi announced demonetisation, NIA arrested nine people from Connaught Place with the junked notes

‘Terror funding case: ED questions Shabir Shah wife, she claims same questions ‘over and over’
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Bilquis accused the agency of harassing her and other family members by asking the same questions all over again since the agency has not found any evidence against her husband.

Republic Day parade: In a first, BSF puts women on 2 wheels
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Contingent of over 100 women riders who make history receive applause from PM, President, ASEAN dignitaries.

NIA chargesheet against Hafiz Saeed, separatists: Businessman’s diary, Afzal Guru letters part of evidence
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

The NIA on Thursday filed a voluminous chargesheet in its case of alleged terror-funding against Kashmiri separatists. The 12 accused listed in the chargesheet include seven separatists arrested last year, apart from Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin.

NIA chargesheet on terror funding may not name top J&K separatists
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The chargesheet, sources said, is not likely to name top Hurriyat leaders such as Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq or Yasin Malik but will charge those associated with them under stringent sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)

IRCTC hotels case: ED summons RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s son-in-law
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

The case, based on a CBI FIR that names Lalu, his son Tejashwi and wife Rabri Devi, pertains to alleged favour given by Lalu as Railway Minister to a company in cornering tenders for maintenance of two IRCTC hotels.

T.V Rajeswar (1926-2018): Officer who reported Emergency excesses but won Indira Gandhi’s trust
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Rajeswar was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2012. He is survived by a son and a daughter, Sujatha Singh, a former IFS officer.

No one is being thrown out of Assam through NRC, Govt tells Opposition
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Opposition members in Lok Sabha had alleged a conspiracy to drive Bengali-speaking population out of Assam.

Constitutional status for OBC Commission: Bill back in Lok Sabha, exchange halts discussion
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The government has refused to include minorities but agreed to incorporate a provision for woman member in the rules.

Congress alleges RSS behind Maharashtra violence
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

With Rahul Gandhi present, Congress members were vociferous in their protest. They stormed the well, with support from NCP, Left parties and RJD on the benches.

Pulwama CRPF camp attack: Valley encounter ends, Afzal Guru ‘badla’ was inscribed on gun seized
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

On Sunday, five paramilitary personnel and two militants were killed. A video, recorded before the attack, by one of the slain militants also surfaced on social networking sites.

Lok Sabha passes Bill making instant triple talaq a crime, Opposition doesn’t protest too much
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

We are making history today, says Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Triple Talaq Bill; some MPs said send Bill to House panel

In criticism, Congress stops short of outright rejection of Triple Talaq Bill
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

The Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge and Sushmita Dev highlighted shortcomings in the bill and wanted it referred to a standing committee of Parliament.

Triple talaq bill: If no law, will women hang Supreme Court verdict in rooms, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Congress your stand confusing; you support Triple Talaq Bill yet appear to be in doubt

Probing Bikaner land sale case, ED arrests two
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

The Enforcement Directorate had held two persons, one of whom it identified as a close associate of an 'authorised representative' of Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd of Robert Vadra.

CRPF note: Use tech, focus on night attacks to combat Naxals
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

The note has also asked for all officers and the rank-and-file to regularly brainstorm and discuss “Naxal Movement And Modus Operandi”.