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  • Punjab National Bank today reiterated that it has enough assets and capital to meet any liability. In a regulatory filing, PNB added that it has followed all lawful avenues to recover its dues from Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.




  • The Enforcement Directorate today froze mutual funds and shares worth about 94(point)5 Crore rupees of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi Group in connection with alleged fraud at Punjab National Bank. Officials of the agency said frozen mutual funds and shares worth 86.72 crore rupees belong to Choksi and his group, and the rest are owned by the Nirav Modi group.




  • Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has asked Indian Industries for enhancing trade and investment ties for the benefit of both countries. Addressing India-Canada Business Session in New Delhi this evening, Mr Trudeau said, India and Canada have to deepen and broaden the historical relationship.




  • Housing and Urban affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today said that government will adopt new technologies for their housing projects to provide a further boost to the housing sector. Addressing the National Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies in New Delhi, Mr Puri said, to construct new building, green technology is the only option.




  • The first sale of Electoral Bonds will commence from the 1st of next month for a period of ten days.



  • Punjab National Bank today reiterated that it has enough assets and capital to meet any liability. In a regulatory filing, PNB added that it has followed all lawful avenues to recover its dues from Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.



  • Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has asked Indian Industries for enhancing trade and investment ties for the benefit of both countries. Addressing India-Canada Business Session in New Delhi this evening, Mr Trudeau said, India and Canada have to deepen and broaden the historical relationship.



  • The first sale of Electoral Bonds will commence from the 1st of next month for a period of ten days.



  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold delegation level talks with visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New Delhi tomorrow. The two leaders will discuss a wide range of issues of mutual interest.




  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel today called for an end to the "massacre" in Syria after fresh air strikes on a rebel-held enclave in the war-torn country killed another 13 people. Condemning the Syrian regime for targeting its own people, Merkel said the killing of children, the destruction of hospitals - all that amounts to a massacre that must be condemned and which must be countered with a clear No.



  • Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom (48kg) today assured herself of a third successive international medal by advancing to the semifinals of the 69th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament for men and women in Sofia (Bulgaria) today.




  • The European Court of Justice today found Poland guilty of violating air quality norms and warned of financial penalties if Poland did not comply swiftly. The case was brought against Poland in December 2015 by the European Commission, which found that the daily limit for harmful air pollutants had been regularly breached in most parts of the country between 2007 and 2015.



  • The European Court of Justice today found Poland guilty of violating air quality norms and warned of financial penalties if Poland did not comply swiftly.




  • India says it is ascertaining details as to how convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal got a visa to enter India. A controversy had erupted after Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel invited Atwal for a dinner which he was hosting for the visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation tonight.



  • Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant today said if India is to grow, it must grow with jobs and there is no better sector in India to provide jobs than export industry. He said the government should be fully behind this sector as it is a key contributor to India’s employment in the export sector.




  • AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, arrested for allegedly assaulting Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, were today sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court. The court has also reserved its order on their bail pleas for tomorrow.



  • AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, arrested for allegedly assaulting Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, were today sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court.




  • In Indonesia, at least five people have been killed and 15 are still missing after a landslide cascaded down the terraced slopes of a rice field on the island of Java today. Officials said the victims, farmers tending their crops in Brebes district, Central Java, were buried under an avalanche of mud and rock.



  • Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha today said there are no plans to merge BSNL and MTNL.He, however, asserted that the strategic plan outlined for promoting synergy among state-owned telecom firms will strengthen and benefit both the organisations.




  • The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, EPFO has declared 8(point)55 per cent interest rate for 2017-18 for its about 5 crore members.


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