Billionaire diamond jeweller Nirav Modi is at the centre of the over $2 billion PNB fraud case. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/MintMumbai: The Enforcement Directorate has filed its first chargesheet in the over $2 billion PNB fraud case involving diamantaire Nirav Modi and his associates, officials said on Thursday. The ED chargesheet filed Thursday also details the attachments made by the agency against Modi and his associates in the last few months after it first registered an FIR in the PNB fraud case. It focuses on the money laundering aspect and the role of Nirav Modi and others in perpetrating the alleged fraud, a senior official said. Earlier in May, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed two chargesheets in the PNB fraud case.

May 24, 2018 09:11 UTC

A member of the United Nations staff working in Kabul and her son, who were kidnapped in January, have been released, the UN's mission in Afghanistan said on Thursday, expressing outrage at the death of her driver during the abduction. The woman, an Afghan national, went missing on January 22 with her young son after their car was stopped by unknown assailants. The body of her driver, also an Afghan national, was retrieved in March. "We condemn the shameful abduction and what appears to be the deliberate murder of one of our colleagues," said Ingrid Hayden, the secretary-general's deputy special representative for Afghanistan and acting head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Kidnapping, mainly for ransom targeting Afghans, has become a chronic problem in Kabul and other cities, although several foreigners have also been abducted in recent years.

May 24, 2018 09:00 UTC

Almost a month after the first teaser of the ambitious project was revealed, makers of Sanju plan to launch the trailer on May 30. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and starring Ranbir Kapoor, the film is a biopic of actor Sanjay Dutt. The director has been sharing various looks of Ranbir from the film via multiple posters of the film. Ranbir has been widely appreciated for his striking resemblance to Sanjay Dutt in each and every stage of his life that has been shared so far. Written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film will also star Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala and Dia Mirza among others.

May 24, 2018 09:00 UTC

New Zealand’s transport minister will no longer oversee aviation safety after he violated rules by making a cellphone call on a plane. Phil Twyford told reporters on Thursday that he called a staffer on May 17 while on a flight from Wellington to Auckland. He said the plane was not airborne, but the doors had been closed in preparation for take-off. She declined his offer to resign but chose to transfer his oversight of the civil aviation authority to another minister, he said. Associate transport minister Julie Anne Genter will take over Twyford’s role overseeing the aviation authority.

May 24, 2018 09:00 UTC

Bobby Deol, who is making a comeback of sorts with Race 3, has been constantly talking about his struggle during his lean period. In a recently released promo of his conversation with film critic Anupama Chopra for Film Companion, he revealed how his family helped him. Bobby said, “I wanted them to see their father at his best. I wanted them to not look at me and say he is a loser. His comeback films such as Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and Poster Boys also failed to make much of a noise at the ticket windows.

May 24, 2018 09:00 UTC

(Source: PTI) Virat Kohli played Indian Premier League 2018 for RCB from April 7 to May 20. (Source: PTI)Virat Kohli, who was scheduled to play County cricket for Surrey in the month of June, ruled out from participating in the tournament due to a neck injury, the BCCI confirmed on Thursday. “Kohli, who was scheduled to play for Surrey CCC in the month of June, has been ruled out from participating. The release added that Kohli will undergo a fitness test from June 15. He will begin training and subsequently undergo a fitness test at the NCA in Bengaluru from June 15,” it said.

May 24, 2018 08:57 UTC

India cricket captain Virat Kohli has suffered a neck injury during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match and will not play for English county championship side Surrey next month, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday. "Kohli, who was scheduled to play for Surrey in the month of June, has been ruled out from participating," the Board of Control for Cricket in India said in a statement. The Team India captain will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI medical team." Ajinkya Rahane was earlier this month picked to lead India against Afghanistan, who play their maiden test in Bengaluru in June, keeping in mind Kohli's county commitments. Earlier, a media report had said that the Indian cricket captain was diagnosed with a slipped disc.

May 24, 2018 08:54 UTC

The decomposed body of the 71-year-old man was recovered from a 15-foot-deep pit in their backyard on Tuesday. Police have arrested the woman and four of her family members in connection with the incident. Police said the deceased allegedly tried to rape his daughter on March 3, culminating in a brawl that led to his death. “The family members kept the body concealed in plastic bags for the three days it took to dig the pit. Family members claimed in an interrogation that the deceased used to sexually abuse his daughter, an MA student at a local college, on a regular basis.

May 24, 2018 08:48 UTC

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 23 said around 100,000 displaced Rohingya refugees would be shifted to Bhasanchar Island in Noakhali till the time they are being repatriated. To arrange the accommodations for these people, 6,000 persons have been deployed there. Bangladesh's upcoming monsoon may cause sufferings to the Rohingyas, so measures are being taken to provide them with temporary shelter in Bhashanchar, Hasina asserted. Around 60 babies were being born in Rohingya camps per day, she added.Praising Hasina, Kanem said Bangladesh is working on poverty eradication in a well organised manner. She also said the UNFPA would continue to provide its assistance to the country.

May 24, 2018 08:37 UTC

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. ( Source: File Photo ) Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. While it is true that most cases of dementia cannot be treated, early diagnosis can greatly help in managing the symptoms in most cases. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia deserve our love and respect, but nothing can replace the full-time care and attention that a professional caregiver can provide.

May 24, 2018 08:37 UTC

Madhuri Dixit with Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor at the Bucket List screening. Madhuri Dixit with Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor at the Bucket List screening. Stars like Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor were spotted at the event. While Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan shared Instagram stories with Madhuri, Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions also shared pictures from the starry affair on the social media. The screening also saw Sonali Bendre and Madhuri’s Bucket List co-star Sumeet Raghavan flashing their million dollar smiles for the shutterbugs.

May 24, 2018 08:32 UTC

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's daughter Suhana turned 18 recently and seems to be Internet's latest obsession. Every time her picture surfaces online, SRK's little princess makes netizen go aww. From being SRK's shy little girl to a stylish diva in the making, Suhana Khan's stunning pictures are breaking the Internet. The picture appears to be from a family holiday, where not just the stars even their kids had a great time bonding with each other. Check out the picture here:A few months back, Gauri Khan revealed that Suhana is also gearing up for her first solo magazine cover.

May 24, 2018 08:26 UTC

Accepting husband and cricketer Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma posted a video of her favourite workout on Twitter on Thursday, joining the fitness challenge initiated by union minister for sports and youth affairs Rajyavardhan Rathore. Anushka has, in turn, now challenged Sui Dhaaga co-star Varun Dhawan and Dipika Palikal. In the minute-long video, Anushka is seen lifting weights in a gym. #ComeOutAndPlay.”Rathore began a fitness challenge on Twitter, requesting people to share pictures and videos of their favourite workout. Rathore nominated Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, Saina Nehwal and cricketer Virat Kohli for the challenge, who then posted their workout videos.

May 24, 2018 08:26 UTC

Blocking contacts on WhatsApp essentially means users will stop receiving messages, calls and status updates from them. Blocking contacts on WhatsApp essentially means users will stop receiving messages, calls and status updates from them. A new WhatsApp bug is reportedly allowing users to send messages to contacts who have blocked them. According to a report on The Independent, blocked users are not only able to send messages on WhatsApp but also see profile details and Status of users who have blocked them. However, the bug seems to be allowing blocked contacts to send messages to contacts who have blocked them.

May 24, 2018 08:26 UTC

Sunni extremists have demolished a mosque belonging to Pakistan’s minority Ahmadi sect in the eastern city of Sialkot, in the latest mob attack on minorities in the country. No one was inside the Ahmadiya mosque and there were no casualties in the pre-dawn assault on Thursday. The mosque had been shut years ago by authorities to avoid violence. A video of the attack surfaced on social media, showing a mob demolishing the mosque, which is said to have been visited by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who founded the Ahmadi faith in the Indian subcontinent in the 19th century. Ahmadis make a tiny minority of the Muslim-majority Pakistan and are often targeted by Sunni militants who consider them heretics.

May 24, 2018 08:15 UTC