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Rotomac took Rs 2,919 cr loan for wheat export but failed to execute business: CBI

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Rotomac Global Private Limited cheated a consortium of banks to the tune of Rs 3,695 crore (including interest) by siphoning off loans sanctioned to the company for procurement of wheat and other goods for export. No export was undertaken, though, according to officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) who referred to details given in the Bank of Baro...

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Ask Maharashtra to state position on Judge Loya probe, lawyers body urges SC

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Bombay Lawyers Association (BLA) on Monday urged the Supreme Court to direct the Maharashtra government to make its position clear through an affidavit vis-a-vis an independent probe into Judge B.M. Loya's death in 2014. Judge Loya was presiding over a Special CBI court conducting the trial in the staged shootout killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his aide Tus...

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Maharashtra signs Rs 35K-cr deal with rooftop aircraft maker

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Monday cleared the decks for India's first individual aircraft maker Captain Amol Yadav to set up an indigenous factory for manufacturing 20-seater aircraft in Palghar in a Rs 35,000 crore project, an official said. Yadav created waves in February 2016, when he constructed a small airplane on his building terrace and displayed it at the...

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CBI questions, books Rotomac directors as loan default is seen to touch Rs 3,695 cr

New Delhi/Kanpur, Feb 19 (IANS) The Rotomac loan default case would touch Rs 3,695 crore,including interest, according to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials who are looking into the case. The CBI on Monday raided several locations in Kanpur in connection with the loan default by the Rotomac Pen company's chief Vikram Kothari, his wife and son, an official said. A case wa...

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Sudin Dhavalikar chosen Goa House leader

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader and Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, member of the ruling coalition, has been chosen the leader of the House in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Parrikar is currently being treated in a Mumbai hospital for a pancreas-related ailment. In view of the medical condition of the Chief Minister, the 33-da...

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Five students killed in Maharashtra road accident

Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Feb 19 (IANS) At least five college students were crushed to death and another 26 injured when a truck they were travelling in turned turtle early on Monday, police said. The students were among a group of 40 others, who were travelling from Panhala Fort on the outskirts of Kolhapur to Sangli when the accident occurred near Nagaon village on the Pune-Bengaluru Hig...

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Reliance to launch 4th Industrial Revolution from Maharashtra: Mukesh Ambani

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) In a bonanza for Maharashtra, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Sunday announced plans to launch the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' in the state with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore and collaboration of over 20 global conglomerates. He said that the initiative will take forward the flagship Jio Movement with the ambitious new plan for a New India and Ne...

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India aspires to and moving towards a $5 tn economy: PM

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated that India aspires to, and is moving towards, a $5 trillion economy over the next few years with sustained, comprehensive and holistic development. Inaugurating the first mega global investors summit, Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018 here, he said the country is on the firm path of development simultaneously wi...

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Delhi feels like my own city: Anil Kapoor

Noida, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who was born and brought up in Mumbai, says that whenever he visits the national capital he feels like he is visiting his own city. The actor-producer was here to inaugurate Malabar Gold & Diamonds' store in sector 18 where hundreds of fans were gathered to catch a glimpse of the Mr. India star. I have been coming to Delhi for ...

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Aviation sector set to soar in India: PM

Raigad (Maharashtra), Feb 18 (IANS) Posting orders for over 900 aircraft during the past one year, the aviation sector in India is poised for a huge growth in the coming years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday. Presently, there are a total of around 450 aircraft operating in the country, but that will be more than tripled with over 900 new aircraft to be deployed over the...

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PM lays foundation stone for new Mumbai airport, inaugurates port terminal

Raigad (Maharashtra), Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the Rs 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai International Airport and inaugurated the country's largest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, constructed at a cost of Rs 4,719 crore here. He performed the ground-breaking ceremony and the inauguration electronically in the presence of ...

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Nagpur journalist's mother, minor daughter found murdered

Nagpur, Feb 18 (IANS) The mother and minor daughter of a Nagpur-based crime reporter were found murdered here on Sunday, police said. Reported missing since Saturday, the bodies of Usha S. Kamble, 54, and her 18-month-old granddaughter Rashi were discovered by some people behind a school building in Sitabuldi area of the city on Sunday. A crime reporter with a portal, Nagpur Time...

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Asha Bhosle conferred Yash Chopra memorial award

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosle was conferred the coveted 5th Yash Chopra Memorial National Award at a function held here late on Friday. Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao gave away the award to Bhosle, which has been instituted in the memory of legendary producer-director Yash Raj Chopra who passed away in October 2012. The award -- carrying a cash prize of...

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Stage set for 'Magnetic Maharashtra', PM to inaugurate

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The stage is set for the ambitious three-day long Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018 conclave which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday, officials said. After inaugurating the state's first-ever Global Investors Summit at the MMRDA Grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Modi will interact with corporate chiefs during high tea along...

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Asha Bhosale conferred Yash Chopra memorial award

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosale was conferred the coveted 5th Yash Chopra Memorial National Award at a function held here late on Friday. Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao gave away the award to Bhosale, which has been instituted in the memory of legendary producer-director Yash Raj Chopra who passed away in October 2012. The award -- carrying a cash prize ...

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Literary Portrayals on 70 Years of Indian Independence

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Indias National Academy of Letters organised a national seminar on 70 Years of Indian Independence on Friday as part of its ongoing Festival of Letters. Eminent scholars and writers presented their views on the literary portrayals that have found light of the day over the past seven decades. In one of the sessions of the Seminar -- devoted to State in Crisis: Ind...

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'Make Nirav Modi RBI Governor': Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Taunting ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said absconding scamster Nirav Modi should be made Reserve Bank of India Governor to finish off the country. Referring to the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud which came to light this week, the Sena said it is clear that Nirav Modi and his family had fled the country early last month. How...

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How I became a translator

(ATTN EDITORS: This is the ninth in a 10-part Translating India series where noted translators -- in articles written exclusively for IANS -- share their experiences of translating from their respective languages.) By Keerti Ramachandra Did I always want to be a translator? No. I became a translator by default. When asked if I could translate Jayant Kaikini's short story Amrithab...

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Rekha felicitates Asha Bhosle with Yash Chopra Memorial Award

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) It was an emotional and heart-warming moment when veteran actress Rekha bowed down to touch Asha Bhosle's feet as the legendary singer was feted with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award here. Both the divas -- dressed in gold saris -- lit up the stage with their elegance and poise at the event, organised by T. Subbarami Reddy in association with Anu Ranjan and Shashi Ran...

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For Modi, road to 2019 will be steeper

For the Bharatiya Janata Party's supporters, the growing belief that the party is no longer as favourably placed as before must be both bewildering and disheartening. They must be wondering what could have gone wrong when the BJP was looking forward to not only a comfortable victory in 2019 but was also planning to celebrate the 75th year of India's independence in 2022. The talk...

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