A- A A+
Last Updated : Mar 7 2021 6:07PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
People saved more than Rs 9,000 cr through Jan Aushadhi Kendras, says PM Modi; Calls for using affordable medicines from Jan Aushadhi Kendras            Campaigning gathers momentum for upcoming Assembly Elections; PM to address rally in Kolkata today; Film star Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP; WB CM Mamta Banerjee to address rally in Siliguri            India administers over 2 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses in just 50 days; over 30 lakh senior citizens and 4 lakh people above 45 years with co-morbidities get vaccinated in six days            Congress and DMK seal seat-sharing agreement in Tamil Nadu; Congress to contest in 25 seats            Prez Kovind addresses tribal convention in MP's Damoh; Lauds the role of tribals in conservation of natural resources           

National News

Mar 06, 2018
7:39PM

PNB scam: CBI gets custody of Gitanjali Gems's vice president till March 17

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested Vipul Chitalia, vice president of banking operations at the Gitanjali Group of Companies, in connection with the alleged scam involving the Punjab National Bank. 

After investigators called him the mastermind of the Rs 12,703-crore fraud, a special CBI court remanded him in the agency’s custody till March 17.

The CBI had detained Chitalia at Mumbai airport for questioning today. 

Meanwhile, senior officials from Axis Bank led by deputy managing director V Srinivasan today appeared before the Serious Fraud Investigation Office - SFIO in Mumbai. 

SFIO is investigating the case in which 5280 crore rupees of working capital was given to Mehul Choksi's Gitanjali Group by a consortium of 31 banks including Axis Bank. 

ICICI Bank, with a loan of Rs 405 crore, was a lead banker in this consortium; while Axis Bank had major exposure too. 

The SFIO, which is under the Corporate Affairs Ministry, has written to each of these banks which have either loaned money to the scam-tainted firms or extended any services.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 7 (Mar) Midday News 7 (Mar) Evening News 6 (Mar) Hourly 7 (Mar) (1710hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 7 (Mar) दोपहर समाचार 7 (Mar) समाचार संध्या 6 (Mar) प्रति घंटा समाचार 7 (Mar) (1700hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 7 (Mar) Khabrein(Day) 7 (Mar) Khabrein(Eve) 6 (Mar)
Aaj Savere 7 (Mar) Parikrama 6 (Mar)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 6 (Mar) Samayki 1 (Jan) Sports Scan 6 (Mar) Spotlight/News Analysis 6 (Mar) Employment News 6 (Mar) रोजगार समाचार 6 (Mar) World News 6 (Mar) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 6 (Mar) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 6 (Mar) North East Diary 4 (Mar)