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Mehul Choksi

Mehul Choksi

President Murmu, Home Minister Amit Shah pay floral tributes to Sardar Patel

At a special function held at capital's Patel Chowk, the President and others paid floral tributes at the statue of India's first Home Minister on his birthday, which is observed as Rashtriya Ekta Divas.


Morbi bridge collapse death toll mounts to 130; more bodies recovered

The death toll in Morbi suspension bridge collapse in Gujarat rose to 130 on Monday with rescue personnel recovering more bodies from the Machchhu river, a police official said.

The over a century-old bridge, which had reopened five days ago after extensive repairs and renovation, was crammed with people when it collapsed around 6.30 pm on Sunday. At least 130 deaths have been reported so far," the official said

Lula da Silva defeats Bolsonaro to become Brazil's president again

Brazil's electoral authority said Sunday that Luiz Incio Lula da Silva of the leftist Worker's Party defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country's next president.

With 98.8 per cent of the votes tallied in the runoff vote, da Silva had 50.8 per cent and Bolsonaro 49.2 per cent, and the election authority said da Silva's victory was a mathematical certainty.

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PM Modi chairs high-level meeting to review situation in Morbi; briefed on rescue, relief operations

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Sebi bans Mehul Choksi from securities market for 10 yrs; slaps Rs 5 cr fine for fraudulent trading

Sebi on Monday barred fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi from the securities markets for 10 years and imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore on him for indulging in fraudulent trading in the shares of Gitanjali Gems Ltd.
 
He has been directed to pay the penalty within 45 days, as per the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) order.
 
Choksi, who was the chairman and managing director as well as part of promoter group of Gitanjali Gems, is the maternal uncle of Nirav Modi. Both of whom are facing charges of defrauding state-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) of more than Rs 14,000 crore.
 
Both Choksi and Modi fled India after the PNB scam came to light in early 2018. While Choksi is said to be in Antigua and Barbuda, Modi is lodged in a British jail and has challenged India's extradition request.
 
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Hardik Pandya to lead Indian T20 squad in New Zealand; Rohit, Rahul, Kohli rested

All-rounder Hardik Pandya was on Monday named India's captain for the three-match T20I series in New Zealand, starting November 18, while opener KL Rahul and keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik were rested as part of "workload management of players".

Regular skipper Rohit Sharma, star batter Virat Kohli and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have also been rested for the New Zealand tour, where veteran Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in the three-match ODI series.

 
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9 arrested in Morbi bridge collapse case; including 2 managers of Oreva group

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PM Modi gets emotional as he lays foundation stones for water supply projects in Gujarat's Tharad

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Govt may make changes to sedition law in upcoming winter session, Centre tells SC

An interim order putting on hold the contentious sedition law and the consequential registration of FIRs will continue as the Supreme Court granted additional time to the Centre on Monday to take "appropriate steps" with regard to the reviewing of the colonial-era provision.

A bench of Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and justices S Ravindra Bhat and Bela M Trivedi was told by Attorney General R Venkataramani that some more time be granted to the Centre as "something may happen in the winter session of Parliament".

The topmost law officer said the issue has been under consideration of the authorities concerned and moreover, there was "no reason to worry" in view of the May 11 interim order, which had put the use of the provision on hold.


 
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T20 World Cup: Australia keeps semifinal hopes alive; beats Ireland by 42-runs

Defending champions Australia kept their semifinal hopes alive at the T20 World Cup as they registered a 42-run win over Ireland here on Monday.
 
Skipper Aaron Finch (63) struck a fine half-century to guide Australia to 179 for five before the bowlers shot Ireland out for 137 in 18.1 overs.
 
Lorcan Tucker was the lone warrior for Ireland as he remained unbeaten on 71.
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UP PWD minister cancels leaves of all officers in dept for a month after CM Yogi's ultimatum

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar admitted to hospital after feeling uneasy

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar was admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai on Monday after he felt uneasy, a party functionary said.
 
The 81-year-old Rajya Sabha member will remain in the hospital for next couple of days and later attend a party meeting scheduled to begin on November 3, NCP's general secretary Shivajirao Garje said in a statement.
2:48 PM

UK PM Rishi Sunak criticised for planning to skip UN climate summit

Rishi Sunak's decision to skip the upcoming Climate Summit in Egypt and the government preventing King Charles III from attending it has been criticised by many across the world who have accused the new UK Prime Minister of washing his hands of Britain's commitment to tackle the climate crisis.
 
COP27 will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, in Egypt, from November 6 to November 18 -- finishing the day after Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is due to set out the UK's tax and spending plans.
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South Korea, US kick off combined air drills after 5 years: Official

South Korea and the US have kicked off their first large-scale joint air drills in nearly five years, with more than 240 aircraft mobilised, including their advanced stealth jets, as the allies strive to bolster deterrence against evolving North Korean threats, according to officials here.
 
The Vigilant Storm exercise will run through Friday over the sky of the Korean Peninsula amid concerns that Pyongyang could may soon carry out a nuclear test.
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Assam govt considering withdrawing AFSPA from more areas: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said his government is considering withdrawing AFSPA from two more locations in the state.
 
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was extended for six months from October 1 with the continuation of the 'Disturbed Area' tag for Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts along with Lakhipur sub-division of Cachar in the Barak valley.
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Gujarat suspension bridge collapse: PM Modi to visit Morbi on Nov 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will visit Gujarat's Morbi where at least 134 people were killed when a suspension bridge collapsed into the Machchhu river.
 
The Gujarat Chief Minister's Office announced that Modi would visit Morbi on Tuesday afternoon.
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Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin, Governor R N Ravi condoles Morbi bridge collapse deaths

Expressing grief, Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi, Chief Minister M K Stalin and AIADMK leader K Palaniswami on Monday conveyed their condolences to the kin of over 100 people who were killed in the Gujarat suspension bridge collapse.
 
In his condolence message, Ravi said he was grieved over the loss of invaluable lives. He prayed for the quick recovery of the injured people, the Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan said on its Twitter handle.
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"Absolute disgrace", Anushka Sharma fumes over invasion of Virat Kohli's privacy at Australian hotel

Describing the incident as an "absolute disgrace", Anushka took to Instagram Story and wrote, "Have experienced a few incidents where some fans have shown no compassion or grace in the past but this really is the worst thing. An absolute disgrace and violation of a human being and anyone who sees this and thinks celebrity ho toh deal Karna padega (If you are a celebrity then you will have to deal with this) should know that you are also part of the problem."

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First Published: Oct 31 2022 | 8:26 AM IST

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