US court grants interim stay on debt collection against Firestar Diamond Nirav Modi

A US court today passed an interim order that prevents creditors from collecting debt from Nirav Modi-owned Firestar Diamond Inc which early this week filed for bankruptcy. Modi, who is being investigated for illegal transfer of over Rs 12,000 crore from Punjab National Bank, has a majority stake in Firestar Diamond and its other sister […]

I-T officials question PNB’s top brass on Nirav Modi scam

The top brass of the scam-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) were questioned at the bank’s head office by Income Tax sleuths pursuing the ₹11,400-crore Nirav Modi scam. Senior income tax officials quizzed PNB’s Managing Director Sunil Mehta and the Executive Directors at the bank’s swank new head office at Dwarka on Tuesday, sources close to […]

Air India seeks Rs 1,100 crore loan to modify planes for VVIPs

The two Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft are to be delivered in January 2018 and the cost for “modification in its (planes) interior configuration” is estimated to be USD 180 million. At current exchange rates, the amount will translate to over Rs 1,160 crore.

New Delhi: Disinvestment-bound Air India is seeking loan worth over Rs 1,100 crore for modification of two Boeing aircraft scheduled to be acquired next month for ferrying VVIPs, according to an official document. The two Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft are to be delivered in January 2018 and the cost for “modification in its (planes) interior […]

Complaint of EVM tampering through bluetooth baseless: EC

The Election Commission (EC) in Gujarat said on Saturday that an inquiry found that the apprehension about possible EVM tampering through bluetooth technology, raised by opposition Congress, was baseless

Ahmedabad: The device which the complainant’s mobile phone detected after putting on bluetooth was not an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) but a mobile phone, carried by a polling agent, the commission said. Earlier, as voting for 89 seats in the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections was underway, senior Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia complained of […]

Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment

A special CBI court on Monday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. The dera chief was convicted of rape on August 25. Before CBI judge Jagdeep Singh read out the sentence, dera followers burnt two cars in Sirsa. Last week, 38 people were killed in the […]

Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express Derailed

Fourteen coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed near Muzzafarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, injuring several people. The accident took place in Khatauli near Muzzafarnagar, about 115 kilometres from Delhi. Railway ministry officials said they are still awaiting details of the accident that took place around 5:45 pm. The accident comes […]

DCW bats for removal of child lock in taxis for safety of women

The Delhi Commission for Women has recommended private taxi operators to disable the facility of child lock in cabs after taking suo moto cognizance of the possibility of an increase in crime against women due to the same. The DCW sent a notice to transport department to ensure compliance. DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said that […]

10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim, whose abortion plea was rejected by SC, delivers girl child

Chandigarh: The 10-year-old rape victim, whose abortion plea was turned down by the Supreme Court, on Thursday delivered a girl child at Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 here. The girl’s condition is stable. The delivery took place through Cesarean surgery. The minor girl became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by her uncle […]