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AAP’s media spend is four times that of previous govt: RTI

The AAP government has spent an average of Rs 70.5 crore annually in the past three years on advertisements -- four times more than the previous government's expenditure on print, electronic and outdoor advertising, according to an RTI reply.

Nirav Modi and family left India before look out notice issued by CBI; ED raids Modi

Billionaire jewellery designer Nirav Modi left the country on January 1 much before the CBI received a complaint from Punjab National Bank on January 29 about a Rs 280 crore fraud. His brother Nishal, a Belgian citizen, also left the country on January 1, while wife Ami, a US citizen, and business partner Mehul Choksi, the Indian promoter of Gitanjali jewellery chain, departed on January 6. The agency issued a look out circular against all the four after registering the first FIR against them. A look out circular is issued by enforcement agencies to all exit and entry ports to inform them about the movement of an accused.

Who let ‘Chhota Modi’ get away? Congress tears into Modi govt on PNB fraud

They share the same surname and the Congress along with the Opposition parties are having a field day for the two-in-attack on the government after one of the biggest bank frauds in the country was unearthed at the Punjab National Bank branch in Mumbai. What is of interest, however, is that the accused jeweller known to hobnob with the bold and the beautiful around the world was seen in Davos at the World Economic Forum and photographed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Triple talaq verdict lesson for Muslim community on reforms: Khurshid

The triple talaq bill is a step towards imposing a Uniform Civil Code and the judicial verdict on the practice is a lesson for the Muslim community that matters such as polygamy and nikah halala might similarly end up in court if reformative steps are not taken, according to Congress leader Salman Khurshid has said.