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News digest: 3 held in PNB scam, India and Iran ink 9 agreements, and more

From Bangladesh border post becoming third-biggest entry point for foreign tourists to India leases part of Chabahar port, BS brings you up to date with the latest news

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

News Digest

1. PNB scam: Special court remands all three accused to CBI custody till Mar 3The Central Bureau of 

Investigation (CBI) has arrested a former and a current employee of Punjab Bank (PNB) and one executive of the group of companies in connection with a Rs 114 billion fraud at the bank. Read more

2. Iran Prez Rouhani's visit: India inks 9 pacts, leases part of Chabahar port

India and Iran on Saturday inked nine agreements and committed to early completion of the Chabahar port. Read more

3. border post third-biggest entry point for foreign tourists

It is afternoon, well beyond the peak time for tourist arrivals from Still a snaking queue makes its way to the arrival zone — not a swanky lounge but a tin shed. Read more

4. Banks relied on India Ratings' A- outlook to lend to this firm

Fitch-owned India Ratings (Ind-Ra) gave an Ind A- outlook to Nirav Modi’s flagship company, Firestar International Private Limited (FIPL), even though the firm was suffering from a high-leverage, off-balance-sheet exposure. Read more

First Published: Sun, February 18 2018. 01:11 IST