Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked him to bring back absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi "when he returns from his foreign trips".
The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to implement measures to strengthen the SWIFT operating environment within a deadline, even as it set up a committee to look into factors leading to increased number of frauds.
Following a request by Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, Parliament on Tuesday approved extending the ongoing state of Emergency by 30 days, despite a lack of quorum. India had said that it expected that the emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation will not be extended.
The ongoing battle between the Centre’s proxy forces in the Delhi administration and the elected representatives of the state took an ugly turn with the bureaucratic head of the Delhi government claiming that he was summoned to the CM’s office at midnight and questioned about advertisements not being released and in the heat of the moment two AAP MLAs rained blows on him. The AAP in its defence claims that the officer was called over the delay in rations to many families in an area in south Delhi.
The Congress on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on as to who facilitated the escape aboard of Punjab National Bank fraud accused Mehul Choksi, who was purportedly declared a proclaimed offender by a Chandigarh court.
Gujarat's ruling BJP retained power in most of the 75 municipalities in 22 districts where polling was held last week though in line with the December 2017 assembly polls' trend, its overall strength declined and the opposition Congress chalked up several gains.