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Deeptiman Tiwary


Four UK nationals, 3 of Indian origin, behind abduction: Mehul Choksi team
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

While Choksi has claimed a woman by the name Barbara had struck a friendship with him and aided his abduction, his wife has named “Gurmit” and “Gurjit” as having kidnapped him.

CBI books Avantha Group promoter over Yes Bank ‘fraud’
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

The complaint is part of the FIR registered by CBI on June 2. The agency on Wednesday conducted searches at 14 locations spread across Delhi-NCR, Lucknow, Secunderabad and Kolkata and claimed to have recovered “incriminating documents and digital evidence”.

Mehul Choksi’s complaint: ‘Barbara’, ‘brutal’ abduction, ‘blundered’ plan by ‘India’
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

Choksi’s complaint, filed through his legal team, also claimed that he knew “Barbara Jabarica” since one year and detailed her role in the “operation” by “Indian agents”.

The riddle in the Mehul mystery: who is ‘Babara’?
Sun, Jun 06, 2021

Choksi's lawyer Vijay Aggarwal and his wife Priti have, however, claimed Jarabica was part of an Indian operation, as part of which the jeweller, who is wanted in India, was “abducted” from Antigua and taken to Dominica.

Last notice, penal action will follow: Govt tells Twitter
Sun, Jun 06, 2021

The Ministry said if Twitter did not ensure immediate compliance with the guidelines, the protections accorded to it under Section 79 of the Information Technology (IT) Act would stand withdrawn and “Twitter shall be liable for consequences as per the IT Act and other penal laws of India”.

Explained: Who is Babara Jarabica, the mystery property consultant from Bulgaria who ‘trapped’ Mehul Choksi?
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Mehul Choksi’s wife, in an interview to The Indian Express, said her husband had been befriended by Jarabica over the past six months during morning walks.

Writing to Queen, will urge her to intervene so he is sent home to Antigua: Choksi’s wife
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

Priti alleged that her husband had been kidnapped from Antigua and Barbuda on May 23 in an operation led by Indian agencies.

Centre ‘studying’ Bandopadyay reply, action in due course
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

In his reply, Bandyopadhyay told the Centre that he was scheduled to visit the cyclone-affected areas and was following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's order.

10 days in Mehul Choksi’s life: an Indian ‘operation’, a Bulgarian woman, wife’s accusation
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

On Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in Delhi gave the first official confirmation of India’s efforts to get Mehul Choksi back. MEA's official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “Let me emphasise that India remains steadfast in its efforts to ensure that fugitives are brought back to India to face justice.”

ED arrests RJD MP Amarendra Dhari Singh in money laundering case linked to fertiliser scam
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

MP Amarendra Dhari is stated to be the senior vice president of a firm involved in the case, identified as Jyoti Trading Corporation.

New pension rules are a gag order, say rattled ex-security, intel officers
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

This amendment to Rule 8 means that pension can be withheld or withdrawn if the pensioner disobeys the rules — the retired official will have to sign an undertaking to this effect.

For 15-min ‘delay’ at PM’s meet, Centre throws rulebook at Bengal Chief Secy
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

Alapan Bandyopadhyay was with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee when she decided to skip the Cyclone Yaas meeting in Kalaikunda.

Explained: The legal issues involved in bringing Mehul Choksi back to India
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

India has sent a team of eight officials, including from the CBI and the Ministry of External Affairs, to secure Mehul Choksi’s deportation to India from Dominica. But the matter is now facing a legal hurdle.

Bizarre, disturbing, bending of rules: former top bureaucrats slam Centre on Bengal Chief Secy case
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

Bandyopadhyay finds himself caught in a tussle between the Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee governments since the Chief Minister chose to skip a review meeting over Cyclone Yaas held by the Prime Minister.

Among 10 Empowered Groups, panels for oxygen, vaccination
Sun, May 30, 2021

According to an order issued by the Union Home Secretary, the 10 EGs will be headed by secretary-level bureaucrats from various ministries, Niti Aayog members and other officials.

CAA rules on hold, Centre opens similar citizenship window in five states
Sat, May 29, 2021

The notification lists Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians as the communities that will be covered, and states that the applications will have to be submitted online.

Deshmukh, Telgi, Malegaon, Elgar cases: New CBI chief’s long run in Maharashtra
Wed, May 26, 2021

Currently CISF chief, he has also served for long in Maharashtra, including in the ATS, as the Mumbai Commissioner of Police and the Maharashtra DGP.

CBI gets a chief: Asthana, NIA’s Modi out after CJI drew the line
Wed, May 26, 2021

The PM-led committee — with CJI NV Ramana and Leader of Opposition Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary — had on Monday selected Jaiswal, SSB chief KR Chandra and Special Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs VSK Kaumudi, as the three officers to choose from for the government.

After CJI Ramana cites ‘rule of law’, Rakesh Asthana and YC Modi out of CBI chief race
Tue, May 25, 2021

The two candidates, among the frontrunners to the post, were dropped after Chief Justice of India N V Ramana cited a Supreme Court guideline on appointment of police chiefs.

Three names shortlisted for CBI chief post
Tue, May 25, 2021

The exercise, however, was not smooth, as Opposition member in the panel — Congress Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury — registered his dissent over the procedure of selection.

Strike or no strike: In Mirwaiz name, 2 statements with opposite May 21 plans
Thu, May 20, 2021

The Hurriyat observes May 21 as martyr’s day in memory of Mirwaiz Mohammed Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone, who were killed by militants on the same day, 12 years apart.

IFFCO CEO among those booked for importing fertilizers at inflated prices
Wed, May 19, 2021

The agency Wednesday conducted searches at 12 locations—including Awasthi’s office and residence—in Delhi, Gurugram and Mumbai, among other places.

Govt extends deadline for NGOs opening new FCRA accounts with SBI till June 30
Thu, May 20, 2021

The amended FCRA has made it mandatory for all NGOs receiving foreign aid to open an account in State Bank of India’s (SBI) New Delhi Branch and the government, through an order in October last year, fixed the deadline for it to March 31.

What CBI didn’t say: Adhikari sanction pending, not applied for Roy, both are now in BJP
Tue, May 18, 2021

Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, who switched sides from TMC to join BJP in the run-up to the state elections, is among those against whom prosecution sanction is still pending.

People, govt, officials, all lowered guard, says RSS chief
Sun, May 16, 2021

No time for blame game, fight pandemic based on science and truth; need to be prepared for a third wave: Bhagwat.