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₹14,000-crore PNB scam accused Nirav Modi arrested in London
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted in the ₹14,000-crore PNB scam, has been arrested in London and will be produced in the court later today. This comes days after the 48-year-old was seen walking on the streets of London by a reporter of the UK newspaper The Telegraph. UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid recently certified India's request to extradite him.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:15 pm on 20 Mar
All 4 accused in 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case acquitted
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
A Special NIA court on Wednesday acquitted all four accused– Aseemanand, Kamal Chauhan, Rajinder Chaudhary and Lokesh Sharma– in the 2007 Samjhauta Express train blast case. The court also dismissed the plea of a Pakistani woman seeking to depose in the case. At least 68 people, including 43 Pakistani citizens, were killed in the IED blasts.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:18 pm on 20 Mar
Nirav Modi denied bail, to remain in custody till March 29
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
London's Westminster Magistrates Court has refused to grant Nirav Modi bail in the extradition case and remanded him in custody till the next hearing on March 29. The British police arrested him in London on Tuesday on behalf of the Indian authorities. Nirav Modi is wanted in India over the ₹14,000-crore loan fraud at PNB, India’s biggest banking fraud.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 06:46 pm on 20 Mar
EC issues notice to BJP MP Babul Supriyo over campaign song
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to BJP's Asansol MP Babul Supriyo for a campaign song uploaded online without its prior permission, an official said. However, Supriyo claimed he did not upload the video online or receive the show cause notice, adding, "The media was present when the video was shot...Maybe someone recorded it and made it public."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:16 pm on 20 Mar
Mumbai twin brothers to burn effigy of PUBG ahead of Holi, seek ban
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Amar and Ashish Vitthal, twin brothers from Mumbai's Sion Koliwada, have built an effigy of mobile game PUBG to be burnt on the occasion of 'Holika Dahan'. "PUBG must be banned. Parents tell us children play PUBG all day. They appreciate us for the concept," Ashish said. "People are turning violent with PUBG, children aren't focussing on studies," Amar said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:06 pm on 20 Mar
Karnataka boy writes how to play PUBG in Economics exam, fails
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
A Karnataka boy failed his first-year pre-university exam after he wrote only about 'how to play PUBG game' in the Economics answer sheet. He had secured distinction in his SSLC exam last year but lost track of his studies this year after getting addicted to the game. He now has a chance to appear in the exam scheduled for June.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:23 pm on 20 Mar
Shark-faced plane lands at Delhi airport for the first time
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
A shark-themed plane, an Embraer E190-E2 commercial jet, landed at the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport for the first time on Wednesday. "You look wildly impressive in our backyard!" Delhi airport's Twitter account wrote about the plane. Last year, the shark-themed aircraft landed at Lhasa's Gonggar Airport (Tibet), one of the world's highest airports at 11,713 feet.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:26 pm on 20 Mar
Don't use places of worship for propaganda: EC to political parties
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The Election Commission has asked political parties and religious leaders to refrain from using places of worship for propaganda during the General polls. It asked them to not indulge in activities that cause tension between different castes or communities. This comes after BJP requested EC to appoint special observers at mosques to prevent attempts to "polarise voters on religious lines".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:05 pm on 20 Mar
Working in London for ₹18L a month salary: Nirav Modi to UK court
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi, who was arrested and presented in UK's Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, said he's working in London for a monthly salary of ₹18 lakh (20,000 pounds). He said he arrived in the UK in January 2018, before he was accused of ₹14,000-crore PNB scam. The 48-year-old also offered to pay ₹4.5 crore (500,000 pounds) for bail.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:24 pm on 20 Mar
Police arrest man who sent 'd*ck picture' to journalist Barkha Dutt
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Police have arrested a man, who works at a butcher shop, who had sent journalist Barkha Dutt obscene photos, including a 'd*ck picture'. Three more people were arrested for sending her abusive text messages. Earlier, Dutt had filed an FIR and stated that her phone number is being circulated online and she received around 1,000 abusive messages and calls.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 03:34 pm on 20 Mar
Delhi Police get hi-tech mobile control room bus worth ₹3.7 crore
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Delhi Police on Tuesday inducted a Mobile Control Room bus with all modern equipment into service. The bus, built by Bengaluru-based firm Mistral at the cost of ₹3.7 crore, is fitted with latest equipment including Integrated Communication System (ICS), voice logger and CCTV surveillance among others. The bus can be deployed at a strategic location at short notice.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:22 pm on 20 Mar
CRPF not to celebrate Holi in the wake of Pulwama attack
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Mar 2019,Thursday
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will not hold any official function to celebrate Holi anywhere in the country in solidarity with the families of its jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack. There will also be no official Holi celebrations at the Raj Bhawan in Jammu. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had also announced that he will not celebrate Holi.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:05 am on 21 Mar
Man deported from UAE for wanting NZ-like terror attack in India
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Dubai-based security company Transguard has fired an employee for "celebrating" the terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch that killed 50 people. In his Facebook comments, the accused wrote, "The martyrs of Pulwama would be happy today. Thank God. Such attacks should happen on every Friday prayer...even in India." Transguard added the employee was deported by the UAE.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:15 pm on 20 Mar
Baby's head gets separated from body during delivery in TN
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
A woman suffered a failed delivery at a public health centre in Tamil Nadu's Koovathur, wherein the baby got decapitated and its torso remained inside her. Her relatives alleged medical negligence saying the delivery was done by nurses in the absence of a doctor. She was later rushed to a hospital where doctors removed the torso and saved her life.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:15 pm on 20 Mar
NIT Kurukshetra orders students not to gatecrash weddings
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra, issued a circular last week, asking its students to "desist" from gatecrashing weddings, else disciplinary action will be taken against them. The circular also called gatecrashing a wedding "unethical, immoral and uncivilised behaviour". College officials said the action was taken after they received complaints from the nearby areas about wedding crashers.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:45 pm on 20 Mar
Indian Navy provides humanitarian aid to cyclone-hit Mozambique
short by Nandini Sinha / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Three Indian Navy ships operating in the Southern Indian Ocean were diverted to Mozambique's Port Beira, on the request of Mozambique government to provide humanitarian aid. This comes in the wake of the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai. The ships are likely to set up medical camps and provide food, water and other relief items, as required by local authorities.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:13 pm on 20 Mar
Hindu, Muslim petitioners in Ayodhya case celebrate Holi together
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Iqbal Ansari, Muslim litigant in the Ayodhya title dispute case and Hindu litigant Mahant Dharamdas played Holi together in Ayodhya. "We want to give a message to the world that there should be no politics on the name of religion, caste, temple or mosques," Iqbal Ansari said. "During our meeting, we spoke about Holi and Ram Mandir," Dharamdas added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:30 pm on 20 Mar
India called off Coast Guard meet with Pakistan: Reports
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
India had cancelled the dialogue between the Coast Guards of India and Pakistan scheduled to be held from March 6 to 9 in the wake of the Pulwama attack, according to reports. Indian DG Coast Guard Rajendra Singh was supposed to visit Pakistan for the dialogue. Forty CRPF jawans were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:15 pm on 20 Mar
Nirav Modi held while opening account, bank employee called police
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Nirav Modi was arrested in London on Tuesday after he went to open a bank account and an employee at the branch alerted authorities. The celebrity jeweller's lawyer said Nirav Modi had been in touch with authorities to arrange to turn himself in at a London police station next week. He'll stay in jail till next hearing on March 29.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 11:06 pm on 20 Mar
BJP bringing Nirav Modi back for LS polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said that the BJP is bringing fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi back to India for the Lok Sabha elections and will send him back after the elections. His remark came after UK's Metropolitan Police arrested Nirav Modi on behalf of the Indian authorities. Azad alleged that the BJP had "helped" Nirav flee the country.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:00 pm on 20 Mar
Congress spreading falsehoods on employment data: Prasad
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday accused the Congress of spreading "falsehoods" on the employment data. Citing the data by Nasscom, he added that the IT sector has created 8.73 lakh jobs in the past five years. The IT Minister further said, "I speak based on our performance, not rhetoric, on facts, not falsehoods."
short by Shashank Verma / 09:35 pm on 20 Mar
PM Modi addresses 25 lakh chowkidars via audio conferencing
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed over 25 lakh 'chowkidars' via audio conferencing. The PM said, "I want to apologise as some people in the last few months for their vested interests have run a disinformation campaign against 'chowkidars'" and have been "abusing you". He added that it's "unfortunate" that "the language of these people has hurt you".
short by Shashank Verma / 07:29 pm on 20 Mar
Won’t celebrate Holi in Pulwama attack martyrs' memory: J&K Guv
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that he will not celebrate Holi in the memory of the Pulwama terror attack martyrs. However, Malik greeted people on Holi and Nowruz and said he hopes that Holi would spread happiness and joy all around and promote harmony. Malik also appealed the people to plant trees on the festival.
short by Shashank Verma / 11:01 pm on 20 Mar
Chowkidar now synonymous with patriotism, honesty: PM Modi
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Addressing over 25 lakh 'chowkidars' via audio conferencing, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted that the word 'chowkidar' has now become synonymous with "patriotism and honesty". The PM added that his "rivals lack guts" to name him and attack him directly, and instead resorted to targeting watchmen. He said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi has "insulted people working as guards".
short by Shashank Verma / 08:53 pm on 20 Mar
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