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    Mehul Choksi siphoned funds received as LOUs to overseas firms

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi siphoned off funds received as LOUs from banks to his overseas companies through alleged foreign suppliers. “Funds of LOUs (Letter of Undertaking) obtained fraudulently were siphoned off through their alleged overseas suppliers namely — 4C’s Diamonds Distributors in Hong Kong, Shanyang Gong SI Limited in Hong Kong, Asian Diamonds and Jewellery FZE and Gitanjali Ventures DMCC in the

  • Maharashtra GST official arrested by Anti-Corruption Bureau for demanding bribe

    Thane, A woman GST official was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe from a trader to process a VAT refund, a senior official said today. Bharti Kolte (46), attached to the Sales Tax wing of the Goods and Services Tax department, had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 1.25 lakh from a trader who in turn approached the Thane unit of the ACB with a complaint,

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    ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ a huge boost to the ‘Swachh Bharat’ journey

    Mumbai: It lacks the usual commercial trappings of a Bollywood film, but with its message of cleanliness and an admonition against open defecation, “Toilet – Ek Prem Katha”, inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, has ably demonstrated how a film can transcend demographic and language barriers.

  • After touching all-time low, rupee ends at 68.79 per dollar

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee ended at 68.79 per dollar on Thursday, after reaching an all time low earlier in the day. It ended 18 paise weaker than the previous close of 68.61 per dollar, data from the website of Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India showed. Earlier in the day it touched an all time low and breached the 69 per dollar mark, due to high crude oil prices and weak macro-economic fundamentals.

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    Not only surgical strikes, entire Modi Govt is fake: Sanjay Nirupam Mumbai

    Mumbai: Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday said that not only the surgical strikes but the entire NDA government is fake. Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Nirupam said, “Not only surgical strike, the entire Modi Government is fake and PM Modi is the most fake person. In 2018 PM Modi comes to Mumbai to address on 1975’s Emergency and doesn’t talk about 2018.” Nirupam

  • Maharashtra government announces rewards for Commonwealth Games medallists from state

    Mumbai, The Maharashtra government has approved hefty rewards for seven athletes from the state who won medals at the Commonwealth Games held in Australia in April this year. A government resolution said that Tejaswini Sawant, Heena Sidhu (both shooting), Rahul Aware (wrestling), Madhurika Patkar, Pooja Sahasrabudhe, Sanil Shetty (all three table tennis) and Chirag Shetty (badminton) will get Rs 50 lakh each. All seven bagged gold medals.

  • ‘Satyameva Jayate’ vs ‘Gold’: Akshay Kumar is a friend, I wish him best, says John Abraham

    Mumbai: Actor John Abraham, whose upcoming film “Satyameva Jayate” will clash with Akshay Kumar starrer “Gold” on August 15, today said the two films can release on the same day as the stories are different. This Independence Day three films will be clashing at the box office – “Satyameva Jayate”, “Gold” and “Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se”, which stars Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. “Akshay is a friend, I wish him

  • Saina Nehwal loses in Malaysia Open pre-quarters

    Kuala Lumpur: India’s Saina Nehwal fell to Japanese second seed Akane Yamaguchi in straight games in the second round of the Malaysia Open badminton championships here on Thursday. Saina, 28, lost 15-21, 13-21 in 36 minutes to 21-year-old Yamaguchi, who now moves into the quarter-finals.

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    ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’: Anupam Kher introduces Ajit Satbhai as PV Narasimha Rao, check out

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who will next be seen as former prime minister Manmohan Singh in the upcoming film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister‘, shared a sneak peek of Ajit Satbhai as former prime minister of India, PV Narasimha Rao. The actor shared the picture on the birth anniversary of Narasimha Rao, who served as the ninth Prime Minister of India from

  • Hyundai plans to roll out electric vehicles from Chennai plant

    New Delhi: South Korean auto major Hyundai plans to roll out electric vehicles from its plant in India, which is set to become one of its global regional headquarters with more responsibility for local long-term planning, a senior company official said. Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), which has sold 8.8 million vehicles cumulatively in the country in 20 years of operations, is also targeting to cross the 10 million milestone in the

  • 26/11 terror attack: Pakistan court issues notice to interior ministry to produce Indian witnesses 

    Lahore, A Pakistani court hearing the Mumbai terror attack case has issued a notice to the interior ministry asking it to file a reply about presenting 24 Indian witnesses in the case within a week, an official said today. The 2008 Mumbai attack case has entered into the 10th year but none of its suspects in Pakistan is punished, indicating this case had never been in the priority list

  • Mandsaur: Schoolgirl raped after being abducted from school, accused arrested

    Mandsaur (MP): An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man, who abducted her from outside her school here, police said today. The incident took place on Tuesday evening and the accused, identified as Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20), was arrested late last night, a police official said. The girl was found in an unconscious state yesterday and was admitted to a hospital, where she is stable, police said.

  • Complete passport formalities of autistic child at home: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has allowed a US national to adopt a 12-year-old autistic boy and directed the passport office to complete the travel document formalities at his residence. Justice Gautam Patel gave the direction yesterday while hearing a petition filed by a 59-year-old American woman to legally adopt the child. According to the rules of the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), any foreigner wanting to adopt an Indian child needs to take

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    Swara Bhasker: Maids are Mumbai’s superheroes

    Mumbai: Actress Swara Bhasker loves the vibe of Mumbai and says the superheroes of the city are the maids. Actors Swara and Siddharth Shukla shared their love for Mumbai as part of Bombay Times’ #Flirt With Your City campaign, read a statement.