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Top Bulletin: Congress accuses Modi govt on PNB fraud case, PM Modi targets Congress for corruption and many more

From Congress accusing Modi government on PNB fraud case to PM Modi targeting Congress for corruption, here are the top bulletins

Security personnel’s stand guard at the entrance to the property of Nirav Modi where an ED raid is underway at Def Col in New Delhi on Thursday. Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal

PNB fraud case: Congress accuses Modi govt of letting businessmen escape with public money, BJP hits back

A day after the Punjab National Bank flagged off fraudulent transactions worth over Rs 11,000 crore in its Mumbai branch in a case related to billionaire diamond jeweller Nirav Modi and his firms, Congress launched a scathing attack against the Centre on Thursday. Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said it had become a norm for the Narendra Modi government to let businessmen and corporates run away with public money. Nirav Modi is believed to have left the country on January 1. READ MORE

PNB MD Sunil Mehta says, guilty will not be spared
Punjab National Bank Managing Director Sunil Mehta addresses the media in Mumbai on Thursday. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

Nirav Modi case: Finance Ministry monitoring situation, guilty will not be spared, says PNB MD Sunil Mehta

A day after state-owned lender Punjab National Bank (PNB) detected fraudulent transactions worth $ 1,771.7 million (over Rs 11,000 crore) in its mid-corporate branch at Brady House, South Mumbai, in a case related to billionaire diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, the bank’s Managing Director Sunil Mehta said the Finance Ministry was taking stock of the matter on a day-to-day basis and it “will not spare anyone” involved in the wrongdoing. READ MORE

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India wasted opportunity for normalisation of ties with Pakistan
Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Express photo by Jaipal Singh

India wasted opportunity for normalisation of ties with us: Pakistan Defence Minister

Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that India has not only wasted the opportunity for normalisation of ties with Islamabad but also restricted the space for peace through its “hostile” stance, according to a media report. The defence minister made the comments on Wednesday while announcing a policy statement in the Senate, Dawn News reported. READ MORE

You value a rape at Rs 6,500. Are you doing charity?
Despite getting the maximum amount of allocation under the Nirbhaya Fund, Madhya Pradesh had only spent around Rs one crore on 1,951 rape victims.

SC raps Madhya Pradesh govt: You value a rape at Rs 6,500. Are you doing charity?

“You value a rape at Rs 6,500?” That was how a bench of Supreme Court justices reacted while reviewing an affidavit filed by the Madhya Pradesh government on utilisation of funds from the Nirbhaya scheme. READ MORE

Police encounters won’t stop in UP
UP CM Yogi Adityanath (Express file photo)

Police encounters won’t stop in Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath

Accusing the opposition of sympathising with criminals, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday declared in the state Legislative Council that police encounters in the state would not stop. READ MORE

Motorola Moto Z2 Force first impressions
Moto Z2 Force, which has a modular design and shatterproof display, caters to power users. Here are our first impressions.

Motorola Moto Z2 Force first impressions: Modular Flagship phone, within your reach

Motorola is doggedly pursuing the modular smartphone, even though other players in the space seem to have gradually lost interest. A modular phone, done well, can improve a device’s shelf life drastically. Motorola’s new flagship, the Moto Z2 Force, is again a modular device that combines a shatterproof display with a feature-rich premium smartphone for power users. The high-end phone will be made exclusively on Flipkart and Moto Hub stores at 11:59pm IST from February 15. At Rs 34,999, Motorola Moto Z2 Force will take on the OnePlus 5T. Here are our early impressions of the smartphone. READ MORE

PM Modi targets Congress for corruption
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state on Thursday. (Photo: Twitter/@PMOIndia)

In Arunachal, PM Modi targets Congress for corruption

On a day-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a dig at the Congress over what he said was leakage of funds meant for the poor during its rule. “There is no dearth of funds in our country. But when a bucket carrying water has a hole, it will leak. That was the situation in our country earlier,” Modi told a rally. READ MORE

pakistan hockey world cup
Pakistan hockey team last visited India for the 2014 Champions Trophy.

Pakistan hockey team to visit India for 2018 World Cup

Pakistan will travel to India to take part in the Hockey World Cup which is schedule to be played in Bhubaneshwar in November-December this year. This ends the speculation of Pakistan not coming to India to play the World Cup due to hostile political relations between the two countries. India last hosted the Hockey World Cup in 2010 in which Pakistan played. READ MORE

No chance for R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja to return for India World Cup team
Former Indian cricketer Atul Wassan said that Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have no chance to return to Indian side for the World Cup now. (Source: AP)

No chance for R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja to return for India World Cup team, says Atul Wassan

In a controversial decision, the BCCI team management decided to sit out the experienced spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from the ODI series against South Africa and brought wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. The duo impressed in the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and were trusted by skipper Virat Kohli to perform in unfamiliar South African pitches. READ MORE

padman box office day 6
PadMan box office collection day 6: This Akshay Kumar film is going steady at the box office

PadMan box office collection day 6: Akshay Kumar starrer earns Rs 59.09 crore

Earlier scheduled to be a Republic Day release, Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan finally hit the screens on February 9. The film started strong at the box office and has managed to remain consistent through the week. The social drama has managed to collect Rs 7.05 crore on Wednesday, taking its total collection to Rs 59.09 crore in just six days. READ MORE

49 years of amitabh bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan completes 49 years in Hindi film industry today.

49 years of Amitabh Bachchan in Bollywood: Shahenshah recalls signing debut film Saat Hindustani

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The megastar of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan completes his 49 years in the Hindi film industry today. The actor, who is an active social media user, has recited a poem, written by him, for his legion of fans on the special occasion. Sharing the video on his Facebook account, he wrote, “FB 1914 – My poem dedicated to my Blog Ef .. and well wishers..” Before sharing the video on Facebook, senior Bachchan posted the poem titled ‘Haan Main Likhta Hun’ on his blog a couple of days back. READ MORE