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Soon, vending machines for sanitary pads at airports

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 00:42
​​AAI chief Guruprasad Mohapatra said: "Installation of sanitary napkin vending machines is a small step towards ensuring comfort for female air travellers. It is our responsibility to address basic hygiene-related needs."

'Singhvi's wife bought Rs 1.5 cr gems from NiMo'

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:29
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has denied any knowledge of the transactions and said there's "no way of accepting that the statement is correct".

No court order on CBI's reprobe plea in Bofors case

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:20
​​Chief metropolitan magistrate Ashu Garg said as all the records were before the apex court, he was not in a position to pass any order.

Rohingya return: Bangladesh lists 8,000 names

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:10
Dhaka's home minister Asaduzzaman Khan formally gave the list to his Myanmar counterpart Lieutenant General Kyaw Swe after officials of the two nations held a meeting.

2nd woman claims Trump affair, Melania shuns cam

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:46
Reporters travelling with Trump were prevented from seeing the First Lady arrive on the plane, but she did exit the plane at West Palm Beach with Trump. The pair walked down the stairs together, Melania in dark sunglasses, but she did not smile.

Anti-Yameen protests erupt across Maldives

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:37
​​Thousands of people took part in the protests in the archipelago nation on Friday despite the country being under a state of emergency. Several people were hospitalised with injuries and many protesters were arrested

Learning with the Times: LoUs and the PNB scam

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:49
An LoU is a guarantee issued by one bank to another. In trade finance, an LoU is sent in the form of a message using SWIFT (earlier known as society for worldwide inter-bank financial telecommunication), a secure messaging platform. Think of it as modern-day telex.

Congress links PNB scam to demonetisation

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:40
Widening the implications of the scam, top Congress "steering committee" (CWC) said repeated frauds under the Modi regime had eroded people's faith in the safety of their bank deposits.

PNB stays vague on paying back, IBA to intervene

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:33
In the absence of a breakthrough, the lenders, under the aegis of the IBA, decided to approach the RBI to intervene. The lending banks have refuted PNB's move to blame their overseas branches for not following norms while releasing funds.

I-Tax dept attaches 9 Choksi a/cs, finds some empty

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:16
The attachment includes three personal accounts of Choksi in Bank of Baroda and IndusInd Bank, three accounts of Gitanjali Gems Ltd, two of Gili India and one of Nakshatra World Ltd.

With NiMo in NYC, CBI arrests his accountant

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:11
In the first arrests since the Rs 11,000-plus crore - and counting - bank fraud stunned the nation, a special CBI court sent a retired deputy manager in the PNB's forex department, Gokulnath Shetty, a single-window bank operator (clerk), Manoj Kharat, and an authorized signatory for prime accused Nirav Modi's firms, to police custody until March 3.

PNB scam: Inside story of Gokulnath Shetty

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 20:57
​​According to data shared by PNB, at the centre of an over Rs 11,300 crore fraud involving the diamond czars, at least 143 LoUs were issued in 63 days, starting March 1, 2017, compared to around 150 issued since 2011, when the alleged fraud began.

Nine pacts deepen Iran ties further

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 20:20
​​Thanking Rouhani for Chabahar port development, Modi said India will support construction of the Chabahar-Zahedan rail link in Iran to allow Chabahar gateway's potential to be fully utilised.

Encounters send scared UP goons rushing to jails

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 20:06
​​The crackdown that started on March 20, 2017 has led to 2,956 arrests till February 14. According to data provided by the UP DGP's office, 142 wanted or criminals with rewards on their heads have surrendered either within the state or outside.

Every 4 hours, 1 bank staffer held for fraud

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 19:50
​​Between January 1, 2015 and March 31, 2017, as many as 5,200 officials of public sector banks have been punished for fraud. At Punjab National Bank (PNB), 184 officials were caught for fraudulent activities during the same period.

Murder-suicide pact: Family of 4 found dead

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 19:42
The Uttamnagar police believe that Nilesh and his wife Nilam (33) had made a suicide pact in which they decided to poison their daughters, Shravani (9) and Shreya (7), and then end their lives. The police suspect that Nilam consumed poison after she and her husband poisoned the two girls. And that Nilesh hanged himself thereafter.

Acid attack survivors can get cashless treatment

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 18:25
The Delhi government has issued guidelines for cashless treatment of medico-legal cases involving survivors of road accidents, acid attacks and thermal burn injuries. The guidelines will be applicable only to the incidents taking place in the capital.