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Forward Bloc extend unconditional support to BJD candidate Rita Sahu
Source:  Odisha Diary
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:38

Bhubaneswar: The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB), the party founded by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose during the Indian freedom struggle, has unanimously decided to extend unconditional support to BJD candidate Rita Sahu for the Bijepur Assembly by-election “in the greater interests of the State”.

AIFB State general secretary Jyoti Ranjan Mohapatra informed this in a letter to BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Monday. He said his party took the decision in conformity with its stand for strengthening secular forces in the State.

The post Forward Bloc extend unconditional support to BJD candidate Rita Sahu appeared first on OdishaDiary.

PhonePe, Indian Oil Corp march towards less-cash economy
Source:  The Financial Express
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:38

As part of this partnership, customers can pay using Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Credit and Debit cards, PhonePe wallet and other external wallets like Jio Money and Freecharge for their fuel purchases, through the POS device at IOCL retail outlets in Bengaluru.

Bikini-clad Irina Shayk's derriere and topless Alessandra Ambrosio set Instagram on fire [Photos]
Source:  IBTimes India
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:38

Irina Shayk and Alessandra Ambrosio took to Instagram to flaunt their assets and set fans' pulses racing with their stunning new pictures. Daybreak | Justin Trudeau ‘Snubbed’, Nirav Modi Saga and Other Stories You May Have Missed
Source:  IPA Newspack
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:36

Shambulal Regar, the Rajasthan man jailed for hacking a Muslim labourer from West Bengal to death two months ago, has released two new incendiary videos from what appears to be his cell in Jodhpur’s central prison, raising question marks over the security apparatus. In the new videos being circulated, Regar makes a long-hate filled rant against Muslims, urging Hindus to unite against “jihadis”. Wearing a hoodie and reading the message from a paper, he makes repeated references to Islamic terrorism, love jiha, and counterfeit currency.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ended the uncertainty over whether he would hold a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and said that he was looking forward to receive him in Amritsar on Wednesday. Singh would be the first major leader to meet Trudeau, who has cut a lonely figure on the first three days of his week-long India visit. The Canadian premier was received by MoS Agriculture Gajendra Singh, not the kind of reception he would have expected. PM Modi and Sushma did not even tweet any welcome message for him.

The prime accused in the Punjab National Bank scam, celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi, is going to be represented in court by an advocate used to high profile cases. Advocate Vijay Aggarwal has represented a number of accused persons in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. He has represented former Orissa High Court judge, IM Quddussi, who had moved a Delhi court to seek a probe into the alleged leak of certain phone conversations.

The CBI has registered a case against Rotomac pen promoter Vikram Kothari and his family in connection with a case related to the alleged swindling of Rs 3,695 crore of bank loan funds. The scam was earlier estimated at around Rs 800 crore.

As banks and government seem to have turned a blind eye to it, artificial trading is said to be an open secret (File  photo of Nirav Modi: Facebook)
(File photo of Nirav Modi: Facebook)

Nirav Modi, the kingpin behind the largest banking scam in the country’s history, has virtually wrung his arms in the air saying PNB’s overzealousness has shut the doors on his ability to clear the dues, which he claimed is much lower than the bank has gone public with. In a letter, Modi wrote on February 15 to the PNB management, a day after the bank disclosed the fraud, he pegged the amount his companies owes to the bank at under Rs 5,000 crore.

The main accused in the rape-murder of 7-year-old Hasini, Dhasvanth, was held guilty and sentenced to death by the Mahila Court in Chengalpet. The convict had burnt the body of the minor victim after raping her last year in Tamil Nadu.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the PNB scam was planned a year before demonetisation and asserted that more influential people are involved in it.

Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Bansgaon, Kamlesh Paswan, has been booked along with 25 others over allegations of grabbing land illegally in Yogi Adityanath’s hometown Gorakhpur.

The Bharatiya Janata Party continued to dominate semi-urban areas of Gujarat and won 47 of the 75 municipal seats. However, like in the Assembly election results, the ruling party’s share of seats fell in the civic polls as well and came down from 59 to 47 while the Congress’ tally went up from 14 to 16.

Actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who recently became an internet sensation for her wink in a song of a Malyalam movie, moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of an FIR lodged against her in Telangana.

Security forces shot dead a man, believed to be mentally unsound, near the Air Force station in Budgam district of central Kashmir after he tried to enter the high-security area.

Noted Marathi actress Chinmayee Surve-Raghavan faced an obscene situation when a man came out of a car and masturbated in front of her. She filed a complaint with the police, who managed to trace and apprehend the perpetrator within a few hours.

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There’s a lot of chatter in the Canadian press about how their rockstar Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is undertaking his first official visit to India, is getting snubbed by the Indian establishment. One reason why Trudeau has been cold-shouldered is the apparent support he and his government have been giving to pro-Khalistan voices in Canada. Two of four Sikh ministers in Trudeau’s cabinet Harjit Sajjan and Amarjit Sohi have both supported radical Khalistani elements in Canada. Is Trudeau getting snubbed in India?

Punjab National Bank must be squirming these last few days, with what its punch line “trusted by millions since 1895” displayed across branches, on bank stationery and in all communication.Trust is a touchy topic for the bank this week. With government being the primary owner of this bank and already committed to continuously infuse capital in many public sector banks to keep them afloat, the tab will directly or indirectly be picked up by the government and by extension, the taxpayers. So while Nirav Modi, the alleged mastermind of this fraud, flees across continents, you and I will have to foot the bill for his extravaganza. Sindhu Bhattacharya writes why it’s time for the government to tighten monitoring of state-run banks.

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Robbers target Haryana Cop’s house in Rajsamand
Source:  Udaipur Kiran
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:36

‘Jewellery-cash worth 10 lakhs stolen’

Udaipur : Let alone the general public, even families of police officers are not safe in Rajsamand district. Thieves decamped with Rs 60 thousand in cash and gold-silver jewellery worth 9 lakh from the house of a SP rank officer in Indra colony under Bhim police station area of the district on sunday night. The family members had gone for a marriage reception to a nearby garden and had been hardly an hour away when the thieves targeted their home and decamped with the loot.

According to sources, the house is of Dr Nandkishore Mewara, a Superintendent of Police in Haryana cadre. His father Ambalal is a government school principal while mother Pusha is an active worker of the BJP. The family had gone to attend a wedding function organised some few kilometers from their home in Indira colony of PeepliNagar.Finding anopportunity, burglars breakthrough the house and took away 24 tola gold ornaments worth 7.80 Lakh, 4 kilogram silver jewellery and cash rs sixty thousand.

Asian stocks slip after European surge fades, dollar edges up
Source:  BusinessLine
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:35

Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday, their recent recovery stalling after European equities broke a winning streak, while the dollar edged up to pull further away from three-year lows.

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Justin Trudeau in India LIVE updates: Canadian PM to meet business leaders at Mumbai’s Taj hotel today
Source:  Firstpost
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:35

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who arrived in Mumbai on Monday, will today meet industry leaders on Tuesday.

The post Justin Trudeau in India LIVE updates: Canadian PM to meet business leaders at Mumbai’s Taj hotel today appeared first on Firstpost.

Expect rupee to trade between 64.40-64.60 per dollar; 10-year benchmark bond yield around 7.55-7.60%: HDFC Bank
Source:  Moneycontrol
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:34

Expect rupee to trade between 64.40-64.60 per dollar; 10-year benchmark bond yield around 7.55-7.60%: HDFC Bank "The dollar-rupee may show a different tendency given cues from overseas markets. He expects the pair to open above 64.50/USD today and trade in a range of Rs 64.40-64.60 per dollar," says Bhaskar Panda of HDFC Bank.

Top buy sell ideas by Ashwani Gujral, Mitessh Thakkar Prakash Gaba for February 20
Source:  Moneycontrol
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:34

Top buy  sell ideas by Ashwani Gujral, Mitessh Thakkar  Prakash Gaba for February 20 Prakash Gaba of recommends selling Equitas Holdings with target at Rs 136 and stop loss at Rs 143 and REC with target at Rs 135 and stop loss at Rs 140.

BUY/SELL/HOLD ideas from D-Street experts
Source:  The Economic Times
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:33

Indian Bank is a 'Sell' call with a target price of Rs 300 and a stop loss of Rs 321.

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