Parrikar stable, condition improving: Goa BJP

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:04

Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, admitted in a Mumbai hospital since February 15 for a pancreas-related ailment, is "positively responding" to treatment and his condition is stable, South Goa BJP MP Narendra Savoikar said on Wednesday.


Nirav Modi aide Vipul was aware of fraud LoUs: CBI

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:04

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vipul Ambani, an arrested aide of fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi, knew about the fraudulent and illegal Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) issued by the Punjab National Bank in the Rs 11,300 crore fraud, CBI officials said on Wednesday.


Pinarayi Vijayan greets Kamal

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:46

Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday extended his greetings and wishes to actor Kamal Haasan, who launched his political party, and hoped his party would uphold the ideals of secularism, democracy and pluralism.


1% rate cut in provident fund deposits announced

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:38

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In a blow to government employees, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Wednesday decided to lower the interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.55 per cent from the existing 8.65 per cent.


CBI arrests PNB GM, seals Nirav Modi's Alibaug farmhouse (Roundup)

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:32

New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday said it has arrested a General Manager-rank officer of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) in connection with the Rs 11,300 crore fraud and sealed diamond merchant Nirav Modi's Alibaug farmhouse in Maharashtra.


BS-VI grade fuel to be available from April 1, SC told

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:28

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has advanced by two years the availability of the BS-VI grade fuel and it will be available in the national capital from April 1.


PNB scam accused sent to police custody till March 5

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:02

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A special CBI court on Wednesday sent to police custody, till March 5, five senior executives of the Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi Group of Companies, including Vipul Ambani, who were arrested on Tuesday in conection with the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud.


NAL to get transport aircraft Saras certified for military use

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:52

Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) will get its transport aircraft Saras-Mark 2 certified initially for military operations and civil use subsequently, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday.


Kamal launches 'Makkal Neethi Maiam' party

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:50

Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally launched his political party called Makkal Neethi Maiam (People's Justice Centre).


CEC seeks report on shoe hurling at Naveen Patnaik

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:20

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Wednesday sought a report from the Odisha State Election Commissioner (SEC) on the incident of shoe hurling at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a by-election campaign in Bargarh district on Tuesday.