Banks have to be SME-led to be successful in India: DBS

“In the short-run, which is over the next five years, we want to grow our balance sheet three times. We crossed Rs 50,000 crore in 2018 and we think over the next five years, we can triple that,” chief executive of DBS Bank India, Surojit Shome told reporters. Continue Reading

HC adjourns hearing on CBI bid to question Kolkata Police chief

The Calcutta High Court Tuesday adjourned hearing on the West Bengal government’s plea against the CBI’s attempt to enter Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar’s residence to question him in connection with the multi-crore chitfund scam cases. Continue Reading

Jagannath temple case: SC asks amicus to visit shrine to assess issues

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, who is assisting it as an amicus curiae in a matter related to administration of Jagannath temple in Puri, to visit the shrine to assess the ground reality there. Continue Reading

Ponzi scam: SC asks Kolkata police commissioner to appear before CBI

Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the CBI, told the Supreme Court bench, headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi, that Rajeev Kumar, as head of SIT, had earlier probed the chit fund scam. But he had not only failed to retain the evidence but also provided false call data records of the accused to CBI when it took over the probe on orders from the top court. Continue Reading

Ayodhya issue: Centre moves SC to give excess vacant land to original owners

The hearing in the Ayodhya title dispute case was scheduled Tuesday but had to be deferred due to non-availability of Justice S A Bobde who is one of the five judges of the Constitution bench. Continue Reading

Prison, lesson

Tamilnadu, already used to incidents of resort turning into jail and prison becoming resort, has now come across a report which revealed that AIADMKā€™s expelled general secretary V Sasikala had received preferential treatment in the Bengaluru Parapana Agrahara Central Jail, including specially cooked food and access to special cells. Continue Reading

Fait(h) accompli

The ‘entry’ of two women into the Sabarimala temple, the subsequent remarks made by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and reports which suggest that the entry on Wednesday happened after an elaborate recce which lasted a week, clearly indicate that the whole incident was a well-planned one. Continue Reading

Enforcement Directorate grills Chidambaram in INX Media case

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram was today questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at the probe agency’s office in the capital after he was summoned in connection with the INX Media case. Continue Reading