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Fugitive Diamond Merchant Nirav Modi Believed To Have Fled To Brussels

New Delhi: Fugitive billionaire and diamond merchant NiravModi is understood to have jumped on a plane and fled to Brussels, immediately after reports in media that he was in London seeking political asylum. The Indian high commission was awaiting formal confirmation of his presence from the British government.

The diamond merchant, wanted in India's biggest-ever banking scam, is said to be travelling in and out of the UK freely, possibly on a Singapore passport, not an Indian one.On Monday, the CBI had requested Interpol for a red corner notice against NiravModi and his brother Nishal, a Belgian national. On Tuesday, a special court in Mumbai had issued a non-bailable warrant against the diamantaire and his family members.

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Nirav Modi Shifts All Dummy Directors Of His Hong Kong-Based Shell Companies To Cairo

New Delhi: After Central Bureau of Investigation had registered a case in the Rs 6,500 crore Letter of Undertaking scam involving Punjab National Bank, fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi shifted all dummy directors of his six Hong Kong-based shell companies to Cairo.

Divyesh Gandhi, director in Anuragen, one of the Hong Kong-based dummy companies, stated that he was handling accounts of all the six companies. He said that after the crisis, Nehal Modi, Nirav Modi’s US-based stepbrother, destroyed mobile phones of all dummy directors and shifted them to Cairo. Gandhi is not an accused in the case and was made a witness.

Gandhi also stated that Nirav would give instructions about questionable transactions to employees of the shell companies via self destructing email service, which would get deleted automatically after a stipulated period so that it doesn’t leave any trail.

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Before Hard Bargain With The US President, Kim Jong Un Relaxes Himself By Sight Seeing

New Delhi: The world is looking at the one of the important events that will go down in the history when US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will sit down on Tuesday for an unprecedented summit that has raised hopes of progress on the troubled Korean peninsula. Meanwhile, Kim visited some of the city-state's renowned tourist spots like Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands and even took selfies with local top politicians like Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and Education Minister Ong Ye Kung.

From Kim's nuclear arsenal to normalising ties between the two decades-old foes, these are the issues facing the two leaders at what Trump has called a "one-time shot" at peace. This is the absolute crux of the summit and there remains a chasm between the two sides that diplomats were scrambling to close on the eve of the meeting.

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SP Ready To Play Second Fiddle To BSP To Defeat The BJP, Says Akhilesh Yadav

New DELHI: In a bid to defeat the Bharatiya Janata in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections the Samajwadi Party is ready to play second fiddle when former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party is ready for it to BSP in order to ensure BJP.

Akhilesh, who was in Mainpuri on Sunday to unveil the statue of a former pradhan in Jaurai village of the district, said his party was willing to make a compromise and contest fewer seats if it helped to ensure BJP’s rout in the general elections next year. “We have an alliance with the BSP and it will continue. If we have to sacrifice 2-4 seats to ensure BJP’s defeat, we will not back out,” he said.

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Rain, Storm Claim 55 Lives In Bihar, Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi:Thunderstorms and lightning have claimed 55 lives in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh during the last 24 hours. In Uttar Pradesh, thunderstorms and lightning claimed 28 lives during the last 24 hours. Maximum six deaths are reported from Sultanpur district followed by five in Jaunpur. Reports from Lucknow said that four persons lost their lives in Unnao district followed by 3 each in Baharaich and Chandauli. Two persons were killed in Raebareli and one each in Saharanpur, Mirzapur, Sitapur, Amethi and Pratapgarh districts.

6 Injured from Sultanpur have been referred to Lucknow in critical condition. Financial assistance of four Lakhs rupees to next kin of each deceased is being provided.The government has also asked the authorities to conduct awareness drive to aware masses to save themselves in view of communing monsoon season and occurrences of incidents of lightening during the season. The Relief Commissioner of the State has issued a poster to aware people in this regard.