RBI taken off 3 banks From watchlist to boost economy.

In a significant move, the RBI Thursday lifted lending curbs on three out of 11 weak public sector banks (PSBs) as the central bank under new Governor Shaktikanta Das met one of the key demands of the government for boosting credit growth. Bank of India (BoI), Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) are now out of the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Framework, a move that will help expand loan growth to prop up economy. “It has been decided that BoI and BoM which meet the regulatory…

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11-year-old boy seeks ban on PUBG, moves Mumbai High court.

An eleven-year-old boy moved the Bombay High Court Thursday seeking a ban on popular mobile game ‘PUBG’. Ahad Nizam, who filed the public interest litigation through his mother, said the game promotes violence, aggression and cyber-bullying. The court should direct the Maharashtra government to ban it, the PIL said. “The petition has also sought a direction to the central government to form an Online Ethics Review Committee for periodical checking of such violence-oriented online content,” petitioner’s lawyer Tanveer Nizam said. It is likely to come up for hearing before a…

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Priyanka Chopra On The Ellen Show : ‘Mom Was Upset With Me The Whole Time’

Priyanka Chopra has a history of downing shots on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and that’s just how she started the recent episode. This is the 36-year-old actress’ first appearance on the show after her wedding and just like all of us, Ellen DeGeneres was also pretty curious about Priyanka and Nick Jonas’ big fat wedding but when she learnt about the guest list, the only thing she could say was: “Super intimate with 200 people!” Priyanka explained: “Usually Indian weddings are like thousand people at least. We had only 200…

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Expelled Odisha Leader Srikant Jena Questions Rahul Gandhi over Congress State Chief Niranjan Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Expelled Congress leader Srikant Jena on Thursday said he respects the party’s chief Rahul Gandhi, but asked why was he allowing a corrupt person to head Odisha unit of the party despite “many cases” against him. “I have also told Rahul Gandhi as to how he is fighting against corruption across the country minus Odisha where PCC president (Niranjan Patnaik) is linked to mine mafia,” Jena claimed. There was no immediate reaction from Patnaik or the Congress party on Jena’s allegations. Jena said he would tour across the state…

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Ramgarh Victory Sealed, Congress Govt Announces Unemployment Allowance From March 1

Ramgarh Victory Sealed, Congress Govt Announces Unemployment Allowance From March 1

New Delhi: Soon after the Congress won the Ramgarh bypoll in Rajasthan, state chief minister Ashok Gehlot announced an unemployment allowance from March 1, stating that unemployed women will get Rs 3500, while men would get Rs 3000. The announcement comes close on the heels of Rahul Gandhi’s pre-poll promise at a rally in Raipur that his party will implement minimum income guarantee for the poor if the Congress is voted to power in 2019. Earlier, speaking to the media in Jaipur, Ashok Gehlot had said he is working on…

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Supreme Court summons Sahara chief Subrata Roy for failing to deposit Rs 25,700 crore

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi noted that the group has deposited only Rs 15,000 crore.

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Sahara group chief Subrata Roy to appear before it on February 28 for failing to deposit Rs 25,700 crore in the SEBI-Sahara case for returning investors’ money. The apex court said six months were given to Sahara by its last order to arrange the amount but what has transpired during the period has not inspired the confidence of the court. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi noted that the group has deposited only Rs 15,000 crore. The bench, also comprising Justices A…

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Mamata Returns Painting Fire With Dare for Modi, Defamation Notice for Amit Shah

Mamata Returns Painting Fire With Dare for Modi, Defamation Notice for Amit Shah

Kolkata: Challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prove that she took money for selling her paintings, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sent defamation notice to BJP chief Amit Shah and other leaders over their accusations. Addressing a public rally in Birbhum, the Trinamool Congress supremo called the BJP leaders “uncivil”. “Modi babu, prove that I earned crores by selling my paintings. Prove it. Don’t think that only you have agencies. Even states have their own CID, economic offence wing and STF,” she said, hitting out at the prime…

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After ‘Unceremonious’ Exit, Govt Asks ex-CBI Chief Alok Verma to Join Work for a Day Today

After 'Unceremonious' Exit, Govt Asks ex-CBI Chief Alok Verma to Join Work for a Day Today

New Delhi: The Home Ministry has directed deposed CBI director Alok Verma to join the new office he has been transferred to. The move comes after the high-power selection committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi moved him out of his previous post. According to a report in The Indian Express, the ministry had sent a letter to Verma two weeks after the deposed CBI chief told the Department of Personnel and Training to consider him retired. However, just a day before the date of superannuation as director, the Home…

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With Ramgarh victory, Congress at half-way mark in Rajasthan; BJP wins Jind bypoll in Haryana

With Ramgarh victory, Congress at half-way mark in Rajasthan; BJP wins Jind bypoll in Haryana

In a major boost to the Ashok Gehlot government, the Congress has won the Ramgarh assembly seat in Rajasthan in the bypoll held on Monday. The Congress won the Ramgarh assembly constituency with a margin of 12,228 votes over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won Jind bypoll in neighbouring Haryana. Congress candidate Shafia Zubair garnered a total of 83,311 votes while BJP’s Suwant Singh polled 71,083 votes. The victory in Ramgarh bypoll takes the Congress’s total number of seats in Rajasthan assembly to 100 in the 200-member house. After…

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Seashore chit fund scam: CBI to summon two BJD MLAs again

Seashore chit fund scam: CBI to summon two BJD MLAs again

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will issue fresh notices to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak and Arun Sahoo in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha. The CBI sources said said the BJD MLAs were earlier summoned to appear in person at the CBI office, Bhubaneswar. While Sahoo was asked to depose before it on January 28, Nayak was asked to appear on January 30. However, they did not appear before the CBI within the stipulated date. “Since they have neither informed the…

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