Despite Enforcement Directorate issuing summons to diamantaire Nirav Modi and his family members to join the investigations in the the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, they have chosen to ignore the directive by remaining abroad and out of immediate reach of the investigators.According to ED sources, Nirav Modi is currently in London on a Singaporean passport while his brother Nishal Modi is in Antwerp on a Belgian passport. Nirav's sister Purvi Mehta also holds a Belgian passport and is said to be in Hong Kong at present.Purvi's husband, Mayank Mehta (of Rosy Blue Diamond) has got a British passport and is shuttling between Hong Kong and New York, the sources said.The ED has issued summons to Nirav Modi's father Deepak Modi, sister Purvi Mehta and her husband Mayank Mehta. "They were sent the summons through mail," an ED official said on condition of anonymity.The PNB fraud was committed during 2011-17 by illegally issuing Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and Foreign Letters of Credit (FLCs) and then rolling them over several times.Deepak, Purvi and Mayank have been asked to appear before the ED investigators at its Mumbai office to record their statements in the case as the agency is in the process of filing chargesheet in a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai.The ED official said that Nirav Modi's relatives were summoned in the first week of this month and were given 15 days time to appear before it in the ongoing money laundering probe of over Rs 13,000 crore. The alleged banking fraud was committed by the diamond merchant, his group of companies -- Diamond R US, Solar Exports and Stellar Diamonds -- along with his uncle Mehul Choksi and others.Further notices would be issued to the three in case they fail to respond to the first summons, the official said..Purvi is under ED's radar for her alleged role in round-tripping of Nirav Modi's laundered money via Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) back to India while her husband is suspected of supporting the diamond merchant in similar operations.

May 19, 2018 08:15 UTC

Their anticipation stems from the fact that they’re a part of Mumbai-based charity Myna Mahila Foundation, one of the seven organizations that the couple has asked wedding guests to donate to in lieu of gifts. Founded in 2015 by then 20-year-old Suhani Jalota, the Myna Mahila Foundation aims to educate and empower women in Mumbai’s slums by breaking down the taboos around menstruation. “We’ve really tried to concentrate on using tangible products—in this case, sanitary and maternity napkins—and, with that, help women break the ice around this topic,” says Jalota. The Myna Mahila Foundation is the only non-UK organization on the list, which includes Crisis, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage, CHIVA and The Wilderness Foundation UK. We’re trying to provide a platform for women to speak up and we want many more women to join in.”

May 19, 2018 08:15 UTC

You can take travel insurance for single or multiple trips—single trip cover is valid for one trip only whereas multiple trip cover is valid for one year. In between all the shopping for your next holiday abroad, don’t forget to take adequate travel insurance along with you. You get a travel insurance cover for both domestic as well as international trip. It is important to get an insurance cover for international trip as a medical emergency can cost you a lot of money. Single and multiple trips coverYou can take cover for single or multiple trips—single trip cover is valid for one trip only whereas multiple trip cover is valid for one year.

May 19, 2018 08:15 UTC

We're just moments away from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding and the excitement among their fans is quite palpable. While the royal wedding has become more of a phenomenon, fans of desi girl Priyanka Chopra are pretty excited to catch a glimpse of their favourite actress at the most awaited wedding this year. Priyanka was clicked at the Heathrow Airport on Friday as she arrived in London to attend the royal wedding which is to be held today. Soon after that, Priyanka shared a picture from her hotel room and captioned it writing, "Welcomed by the UK sun... #nomakeupnofilter"A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on May 18, 2018 at 11:58am PDTPost that, Priyanka also shared another picture of her girl gang on her Instagram account. Now, this has given rise to speculations if PC will be seen wearing that beige dress to the royal wedding.

May 19, 2018 08:03 UTC

(Source: Express Photo by Varinder Chawla) Here are the best airport looks of the week. (Source: Express Photo by Varinder Chawla) Kangana Ranaut at the airport. (Source: Express Photo by Varinder Chawla) Deepika Padukone accessorised her look with March Jacob shades and a Burberry bag. (Source: Express Photo by Varinder Chawla)Kareena Kapoor KhanThe actor was spotted keeping it easy and comfy in a baggy peplum top. (Source: Express Photo by Varinder Chawla) Parineeti Chopra was spotted at the airport.

May 19, 2018 08:03 UTC

The beautiful caricature shows a glimpse of the newlyweds as they proceed through the quaint English town of Windsor in a horse-drawn carriage. (Source: Google Doodle) The beautiful caricature shows a glimpse of the newlyweds as they proceed through the quaint English town of Windsor in a horse-drawn carriage. (Source: Google Doodle)As all eyes are anticipating the magic and excitement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding on May 19, Google Doodle in UK celebrated the grand occassion with a beautiful caricature of “the newlyweds waving to well-wishers”. After tying the knot, the royal couple will tour the city centre of Windsor in a traditional horse-driven Ascot Landau carriage. Today’s Doodle depicts the newlyweds waving to well-wishers, who have gathered to join in the celebrations along the Long Walk.

May 19, 2018 07:52 UTC

"He said Ladakh today was a far cry from its past when it was known just for three things "totu" (pony) "sottu" (powdered corn) and "patu" (local tweed). "Your self-confidence has taken Ladakh to great heights from those days of backwardness. I am told today that the entrepreneurship of the women of Ladakh is an example for the rest of the country. "With a population of just a lakh and a quarter, the people of Ladakh host two lakh tourists each year. "There is no better place for solar energy development in the county than the Ladakh region.

May 19, 2018 07:52 UTC

Prince Harry was given the title Duke of Sussex by his grandmother Queen Elizabeth on Saturday, Buckingham Palace said, meaning his American fiancee Meghan Markle will become a duchess after the couple wed later. Traditionally the monarch bestows titles on princes and their spouses in the day of their wedding. Harry was also named Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel, in keeping with the tradition of awarding titles from different constituent parts of the United Kingdom. The royal duchy of Sussex was created by George III for his fifth son Augustus Frederick in 1801. Augustus died without having any children in 1843 when the dukedom became extinct.

May 19, 2018 07:41 UTC

Photo: BloombergNew Delhi: India has dragged the US to the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism over the imposition of import duties on steel and aluminium, an official said. “India has filed a dispute under the aegis of the WTO on the issue of imposing import duties by the US on certain steel and aluminium products,” the official said. If the two nations are not able to reach a mutually agreed solution through consultation, India may request for a WTO dispute settlement panel to review the matter. On 9 March US President Donald Trump imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminium items, a move that has sparked fears of a global trade war. India’s exports of steel and aluminium products to America stood at about $1.5 billion every year.

May 19, 2018 07:41 UTC

Media surrounds the bus as Karnataka Congress and JD(S) MLAs arrive at Taj Krishna Hotel, in Hyderabad on Friday. Photo: PTIBengaluru: A special session of the Karnataka assembly began on Saturday morning with chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa set to take the floor test that would determine the fate of his three-day old government. In the assembly, Bopaiah read out the procedures to be followed during the oath taking of the members. Also read: Supreme Court orders live telecast of Karnataka assembly floor testCongress-JD(S) made the legal challenge against Bopaiah’s choice as pro tem speaker contending that the governor’s action in appointing “a junior MLA” was “brazenly unconstitutional”.

May 19, 2018 07:41 UTC

Thousands of fans gathered in the English town of Windsor for the lavish royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, a union that supporters hope will inject new life into a monarchy striving to stay relevant in the modern age. More than 100,000 fans are expected to cram the narrow roads of Windsor, about 20 miles (30 km) west of London. In a sign of modernity for the royals, Harry will wear a ring while Markle will not vow to obey her husband. Harry said he had never heard of his future wife or watched her TV series, and she said she knew nothing of the prince. Elizabeth famously described 1992 as an "annus horribilis" (horrible year) after three of her four children's marriages failed, including Charles' marriage to Diana, and part of Windsor Castle was badly damaged by fire.

May 19, 2018 07:27 UTC

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a notice to experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and asked him to explain his comments about the International Cricket Council (ICC) rules on suspected illegal bowling actions. Hafeez, whose bowling action was cleared for a third time in three years after a bowling assessment test by the ICC, lashed out at the implementation of rules on bowling action. READ | What’s wrong if we want to win in Australia: CoA chief Vinod RaiThe Pakistan cricket team all-rounder alleged that mostly there are soft corners and relations between people which no one wants to spoil. When contacted Hafeez said he had taken permission from the PCB before giving the interview. “People should read the entire interview and see in what context things were said not just focus on a few lines,” he said.

May 19, 2018 07:18 UTC

There is no side-stepping this fact: Taimur Ali Khan remains a favourite of paparazzi and fans alike and people are the happiest when served with a new photo of the 1-year-old. Just days after his look twinning with his famous parents -- Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan -- at Sonam Kapoor’s wedding won hearts, he was again spotted in Mumbai on Friday. Taimur was seen in a white tee and blue shorts and was seen with his nanny. While Taimur is seen in a woman’s arms inside the car but we are not sure if it is his mom Kareena Kapoor Khan. Talking about her son, Kareena Kapoor Khan told Hindustan Times, “Taimur loves his time with his mother!

May 19, 2018 07:18 UTC

Facebook doesn’t know how news organizations will fit into an initiative to provide transparency for political advertising on its social network. Photo: ReutersWashington: Facebook Inc. doesn’t know how news organizations will fit into an initiative to provide transparency for political advertising on its social network. Facebook told media organizations they would have to verify their identities and have any ads promoting stories about politics placed in a public database, just like political campaigns would. Within hours of a Bloomberg News report on the initiative and criticism from news organizations, Facebook decided to rethink its plan. The political articles promoted would include labels specifying “paid for by,” just like the political ads.

May 19, 2018 07:07 UTC

PATNA: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Saturday admitted to a government-run hospital here after he complained of breathing problem and chest pain, a party leader said.According to RJD leader Bhola Yadav, Lalu Prasad suddenly complained of breathing problem and pain in his chest after which he was admitted to the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science. "Lalu is under observation..." he said, adding that Lalu Prasad has been suffering from as many as 16 ailments.The convicted RJD chief was granted provisional bail of six weeks earlier this week after nearly five months at the Birsa Munda Central Jail where he is serving a jail term since December 23, 2017 in connection with the fodder scam Lalu Prasad was admitted to RIMS in Ranchi on March 17.He has been convicted in four fodder scam cases since 2013, the latest being the Dumka treasury case in which a special CBI court sentenced him to 14 years in jail.

May 19, 2018 06:56 UTC