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'Name and shame' campaign: Under 'Mission Gandhigiri', PNB targets Rs 150 cr/month recovery from defaulters
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
The state-owned lender, which has been at the receiving end of the over Rs 13,000 crore fraud involving diamond merchants Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, today said it is intensifying the initiative, amid rising concerns over non-performing assets in the banking system. Under 'Mission Gandhigiri', a recovery mechanism launched by PNB in May 2017, a team visits the borrower's office or residence and sits there silently
From bad to worse, S&P Global Ratings sends warning on Indian banks situation
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
In a report titled 'India's Banks Are Bracing For Weak Fiscal 2018 Results', S&P said it believes that at a system level the ratio of stressed assets is realistically around 13-15 per cent, compared with 12.3 per cent in the first half of fiscal 2018.
PNB fraud case: Now, Nirav Modi firm Firestar under US scanner
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
US bankruptcy court is the latest addition to the list of entities that have launched an investigation into the over $2-billion fraud involving now fugitive Nirav Modi and some employees of Punjab National Bank (PNB).
Raghuram Rajan says don't need to be clever in Indian system to make away with billion dollars
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
On demonetisation, Rajan rejected the claim that the Reserve Bank of India had not been consulted by the government before it went on to declare 1,000 and 500-rupee currency notes as illegal tender in November 2016. He, however, reiterated that the move to cancel 87.5 per cent of the currency value was "not a good idea".
PNB fraud case: Scam-hit bank refused CVC's advice against its corrupt staff
Tue, Apr 10, 2018
PNB fraud case: The non-compliance of the advice has been mentioned in the CVC's annual report for 2017 tabled in Parliament recently. The report comes at a time when the bank is facing multiple agency probe in the over Rs 13,000 crore loan fraud allegedly committed by billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle, Mehul Choksi, the promoter of Gitanjali Gems
PNB fraud case: Bank hires lawyers to represent itself in bankruptcy proceedings of Nirav Modi firm in US
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
Firestar Diamond approached a bankruptcy court in New York court in February. "We have just engaged lawyers to represent our bank in the US bankruptcy petition as part of recovery process. If money has gone from our system and parked in that company, our bank's views should be heard before deciding about insolvency petition," PNB Managing Director Sunil Mehta told PTI in an interview.
PSBs privatisation: Here is what Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has to say
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
PSBs privatisation: Several experts, including Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and former Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya, had pitched for privatisation of PSBs after spate of frauds were unearthed in state-owned banks, including over Rs 13,000 crore scam in the Punjab National Bank (PNB). The Bangladesh-based champion of micro-finance Muhammad Yunus also said that ways have to be found to stop frauds in the banking sector
SBI, PNB put 15 NPAs of Rs 1,063 crore on sale
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
SBI and PNB said they will conduct the e-auction on 20th of this month. SBI has put up a total of 12 accounts with total outstanding of Rs 848.54 crore for sale. "...We place these accounts for sale to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs)/banks/NBFCs/financial intuitions," said SBI, the country's largest bank
PNB fraud crisis: Lender rushes to assure, says customers' money safe with us
Mon, Apr 02, 2018
Facing heat over nearly Rs 13,000 crore fraud, Punjab National Bank today said money of customers is safe and asserted that there would be zero tolerance towards unethical practices. Urging customers not to believe in any rumours, the bank assured that they can withdraw or deposit their money any
PNB fraud case: RBI says conducted scrutiny, matter under examination for enforcement action
Sun, Apr 01, 2018
PNB fraud case: Replying to an RTI query, the central bank also said it has been issuing necessary instructions to banks from time to time on a variety of issues of prudential supervisory concern, including the management of operational risks inherent in the functioning of banks. Asked to provide details of action taken by the RBI after receiving input of suspected fraud at PNB and steps being taken to check such recurrences, the banking sector regulator said a confidential circular on time-bound implementation and strengthening of 'SWIFT' related operational controls was issued to public and private banks on February 20
PNB fraud case: ED approaches Interpol to locate Nirav Modi, family
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
PNB fraud case: Nirav Modi, a regular on the lists of rich and famous Indians since 2013, along with his group companies -- Diamond R US, Stellar Diamond and Solar Exports -- and others have been implicated in the Rs 13,500 crore scam which was admitted by the PNB in February, leading to a massive upheaval in the country`s banking system. The CBI in February also approached the Interpol with a request of issuing a Diffusion Notice against Modi to locate him.
Nirav Modi fraud case: PNB agrees to clear all LoU liabilities due till March 31
Wed, Mar 28, 2018
PNB`s board today approved payment over the fraudulent guarantees due by end-March to seven banks. It will also honour any subsequent maturing guarantees when they are due, the bank said. "This measure will ensure that India`s banking system at large has the least possible disruption owing to the unfortunate fraud and banking operations will continue to function smoothly," PNB said in a statement.
PNB fraud case: Bank not providing information on Nirav Modi under RTI, says activist
Wed, Mar 28, 2018
PNB fraud case: The Punjab National Bank has refused to provide any information pertaining to absconding scamster , diamantaire Nirav Modi, to queries sought under RTI, an activist said here on Tuesday.
CEA Arvind Subramanian pitches for radical reforms in banking sector
Fri, Mar 23, 2018
Pitching for radical reforms in the banking sector, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian today said that time has come for rethinking on the ownership of public sector banks (PSBs) in India.
Banking crisis in India: S&P has this to say about turnaround
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
Banking crisis in India: In a report titled 'Will the global economic recovery lift banks in major emerging markets', S&P said government has taken steps by splitting the post of Chairman and Managing Director but more concrete steps would be needed to reform the banks and strengthen their internal control systems.
PNB fraud case: Mehul Choksi refuses to join CBI probe
Tue, Mar 20, 2018
In his latest letter to the CBI dated March 16, Mehul Choksi also mentioned his medical condition, suspended passport, media trial to decline the agency's communication asking him to join the probe. The agency had asked him to appear before it for questioning in connection with first FIR in which Choksi is named as an accused along with his nephew Nirav Modi, Ami Modi, Nishal Modi
Maharashtra farmers 'reclaim' land acquired by Nirav Modi's firm
Sat, Mar 17, 2018
A group of over 200 farmers, who arrived in bullock carts at the tract of land at Khandala in Karjat tehsil, ploughed a part of it using a tractor as a symbolic reclaiming of possession. They will start cultivation on the full 125 acres of the acquired land soon, farmers said. Today's protest was meant to show that farmers have reclaimed their land, which was acquired on behalf of Nirav Modi's Firestar company some years ago, they said
PNB fraud: World Bank plays down scam, says not a systemic problem
Fri, Mar 16, 2018
The PNB scam has been accompanied by many other frauds, including the over Rs 3,600-crore Rotomac scam and others coming to light and cases being made by the national investigation agency Central Bureau of Investigation.
PNB fraud case: Shocking news keeps pouring in; here's what has happened now
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
PNB fraud case: The newly uncovered scam raises fresh doubts about whether more such cases involving fraudulent guarantees lurk on the books of PNB, the second biggest state-run lender, or other government-owned Indian banks.
PNB fraud case: ED seeks Interpol's Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi
Wed, Mar 14, 2018
PNB fraud case: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has moved the Interpol for issuance of a Red Corner Notice against diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in connection with the over Rs 12,000 crore PNB scam. Officials said the agency had sought issuance of the Interpol warrant against the t