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Enforcement Directorate lists Nirav Modi, kin in chargesheet

Enforcement Directorate lists Nirav Modi, kin in chargesheet

Enforcement Directorate lists Nirav Modi, kin in chargesheet The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed its first chargesheet in the alleged Rs 6,500-crore fraudulent transactions at Punjab National Bank (PNB) by Nirav Modi Group firms. Sources said in its 12,000-pages chargesheet, which was filed before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai, the ED has named some family members of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, too. The 24 persons against whom the chargesheet was filed include Modi, his associates and bank officials — as well as few companies owned by him. This is the first time that ...

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Rahul Gandhi dares PM Modi for ‘fuel challenge’

Rahul Gandhi dares PM Modi for ‘fuel challenge’

Rahul Gandhi dares PM Modi for ‘fuel challenge’ Ministers in the BJP government have been exhibiting a sudden passion to showcase their fitness on social media and the party’s “fitness challenge” has gained momentum on Twitter. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, however, managed to dampen Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enthusiasm for displaying his fitness by throwing another challenge that the PM didn’t seem that enthusiastic about – the fuel challenge. Earlier in the day, Mr Modi accepted cricketer Virat Kohli’s “fitness challenge” on Twitter. Mr Gandhi dived in as the best troll of the day and dared him to ...

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Narendra Modi to get into election mode soon

Narendra Modi to get into election mode soon

Narendra Modi to get into election mode soon Sounding the poll bugle for the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly polls later this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the Union Council of Ministers to embark on a nationwide tour to reach out to the masses for highlighting the NDA government’s achievement on its fourth anniversary on May 26. Leading the charge, the Prime Minister is scheduled to establish contact with people and present his government’s four-year report card at Cuttack in Odisha on May 26 — the day he took oath four years ago. The anniversary celebrations will have ...

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TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami justifies firing in Thoothukudi

TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami justifies firing in Thoothukudi

TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami justifies firing in Thoothukudi With the death toll in the Thoothukudi police firing rising to 13, following Selvasekar of Iruvappapuram village, succumbing to injuries due to lathicharge, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday justified the police action against the anti-Sterlite protesters, saying the police acted in self-defence. Anti-social elements had attacked the police under the guise of agitation, he said referring to police firing on May 22 and 23. “Some political parties and leaders had misguided the agitators against Sterlite. Opposition parties were instigating innocent people to agitate,” he said in a series of ...

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PM Modi to not present Visva-Bharati Awards, Mamata Banerjee ‘shocked’

PM Modi to not present Visva-Bharati Awards, Mamata Banerjee 'shocked'

PM Modi to not present Visva-Bharati Awards, Mamata Banerjee ‘shocked’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not confer the ‘Desikottam’, Visva-Bharati University’s highest award, during its convocation ceremony on Saturday due to paucity of time, an official said. The announcement, however, drew a sharp reaction from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sabujkali Sen, officiating vice-chancellor of the university, said there were previous instances when the award had been conferred to international dignitaries not at the annual convocation, but during special convocation programmes organised by the university. “For the time being, the award ceremony is being deferred due to paucity of ...

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Fuel prices continue to rise for 12th straight day

Fuel prices continue to rise for 12th straight day

Fuel prices continue to rise for 12th straight day Fuel prices continued to increase for the 12th straight day on Friday, with petrol and diesel prices hiked by 32 and 18 paise, respectively. As per the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), revised petrol prices in metropolitan cities are in Delhi Rs 77.83 per litre; Mumbai 85.65; Kolkata 80.47 and Chennai 80.80; whereas diesel prices are: Delhi 68.75; Mumbai 73.2; Chennai 72.58; Kolkata 71.30. The prices came into effect at 6 am on Friday. The domestic fuel prices are increasing as the crude oil price in the international market is continuously rallying ...

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Facebook launches searchable archive of US political ads

Facebook launches searchable archive of US political ads

Facebook launches searchable archive of US political ads Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an archive of US political ads that appear on the world’s largest social network, showing who paid for them and other details, after an outcry over Russians’ alleged purchase of such ads during the 2016 elections. The archive tool will be rolled out to other countries in coming months, it added. Facebook, which has 2.2 billion monthly active users, pledged seven months ago to create a cache, saying on the eve of US congressional hearings that it wanted to increase transparency about its role in political advertising. ...

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Priyanka Chopra at UNICEF: Actress reveals the struggles of Rohingya refugees

Priyanka Chopra at UNICEF: Actress reveals the struggles of Rohingya refugees

Priyanka Chopra at UNICEF: Actress reveals the struggles of Rohingya refugees UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra, who is on a field visit here, has shared her on-ground experiences from the Rohingya refugees shelters – from stumbling upon “calmness” in the conflict-stricken zone to urging global community to come to their aid. The 35-year-old actor took to Instagram to document her visit – day-by-day – through posts, pictures and videos at various camps. “As I walk into the Women Friendly Space at the Jamtoli Camp, I am instantly struck by a certain calmness. These camps are loud & crowded, actually overcrowded, ...

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Sri Lanka allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva quits West Indies tour after father’s murder

Sri Lanka allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva quits West Indies tour after father's murder

Sri Lanka allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva quits West Indies tour after father’s murder The father of Sri Lankan cricket allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said. The player’s father Ranjan, a local politician, was gunned down in Ratmalana, a suburb of the capital Colombo, close to midnight on Thursday, police said. An investigation is underway but no arrests have been made. Cricket officials said 26-year-old de Silva withdrew from the tour that involves three Test matches. However, there was no official ...

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Five-year term for HDK not decided: Dr G Parameshwar

Five-year term for HDK not decided: Dr G Parameshwar

Five-year term for HDK not decided: Dr G Parameshwar On the eve of the trust vote, deputy Chief Minister Dr G Parameshwar said the Congress-JD(S) coalition was yet to discuss modalities about Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy continuing in the post for a full five year term. “We have not yet discussed those modalities,” he said in response to a question whether Mr Kumaraswamy will be the Chief Minister for full five year term. He told the media here on Thursday, “We are also yet to decide on what portfolios have to go to them and what should be with ...

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