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Banks To Hold Loan Fairs Across 250 Districts From Thursday

New Delhi: The first phase of ‘Loan Mela’, an outreach programme for providing credit to retail customers and MSMEs, will begin from Thursday across 250 districts across the country to meet demand during the festival period. During the four days beginning October 3, loans will be sanctioned for retail, agriculture, vehicle, home, MSME, education and […]

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Merged Entity Of UBI, PNB, OBC To Become Operational From April 1 Next Year

Kolkata: The amalgamated entity of United Bank of India (UBI), Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) will come into effect from April 1 next year, a top official said on Saturday. The merged unit, likely to have a new name, will be the second largest bank in the country after State […]

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PNB board approves OBC, UBI merger with itself

Mumbai: The board of Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Thursday gave an “in-principle approval” to merger with itself of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and United Bank of India (UBI). The board also approved the Rs 18,000 crore capital infusion, as announced by the government last week. On Wednesday Moody’ Investors Service updated its outlook […]

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PNB recovers Rs 278 cr from poor account holders as penalty

Bhopal: The Punjab National Bank (PNB) has recovered Rs 278.66 crore as penalty in the financial year 2018-19 from the poor account holders for not maintaining the minimum balance. This was revealed after an RTI activist in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district, Chandrashekhar Gaur sought information from the PNB on the amount recovered from the account […]

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PNB reports Rs 3,805 crore fraud by Bhushan Power & Steel

New Delhi: Another fraud, this time amounting to Rs 3,805.15 crore has been reported at the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), this time by the now-insolvent Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd (BPSL). In February 2018, the Rs 13,500-crore scam involving diamantaires Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi had come to light at the PNB. In a […]

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Nirav Modi to appear via videolink from prison for UK hearing

London: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi is set to appear via videolink from prison for a routine remand hearing before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Thursday. The 48-year-old, who has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) […]

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PNB admits staggering loan defaults of Rs 25,000-crore

Mumbai: The beleaguered public sector Punjab National Bank (PNB) has admitted to 1,142 big and small defaulters all over India who have defaulted a stupendous Rs 25,090.3 crore. Of these 1,142, the PNB has so far initiated recovery proceedings by filing suits against 1,108 defaulters to recover Rs 23,879.8 crore. However, no suits have been […]

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PNB slips back into loss of Rs 4,750 crore in Q4

New Delhi: State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Tuesday posted a loss of Rs 4,750 crore in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal ended March, against the net profit of Rs 13,417 crore in the same period a year ago, the bank said. PNB slipped back into losses during the quarter in consideration after […]

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PNB ruined Gitanjali Gems to hide its misdeeds: Choksi

New Delhi: Key accused in the PNB fraud case, Mehul Choksi on Thursday said the state-run Punjab National Bank intentionally “destroyed” Gitanjali Gems, the luxury brand owned by him, with an aim to hide its “own wrongdoings”. He said that the company should not have been taken for liquidation and kept afloat instead, even if […]

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Jet asks for Rs 400 cr; fleet down to 5 aircraft

Mumbai: Financially-challenged Jet Airways has reportedly requested lenders for an interim funding of Rs 400 crore to stave off a temporary closure, even as its current operational fleet further shrunk to five aircraft. According to the Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola, the airline on Tuesday operated only five aircraft down from seven yesterday. Under […]

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PNB customer care official abducted, killed in Bihar

Gaya: A Punjab National Bank (PNB) customer care personnel was abducted and later killed by unidentified criminals in Gaya district in Bihar. The bank’s Customer Service Point (CSP) in-charge Pintu Singh was abducted late on Friday from near Amas, Officer in-chrage of Amas Police station Shayam Lal Sarah said. After his kidnapping which was after […]

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Alert! Banks To Remain Closed For 5 Days This December

Kolkata: Ahead of the strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on December 26, one of the bank officers’ union has called a strike on December 21, demanding unconditional mandate for the XIth bipartite wage revision talks, officials said on Wednesday. In the wake of strikes and holidays, the banks will remain […]

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PNB fraud: ED attaches Nirav Modi's foreign assets worth Rs 637 cr

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today said that it has attached foreign properties of fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi worth Rs 637 crore, including two apartments in New Yorks Central Park, even as the agency continued its investigation into the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. A senior ED official said the agency had […]

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PNB wins Hindi implementation award

New Delhi: State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Friday bagged the “Rajbhasha Kirti” award for outstanding performance in implementing the Official Language Policy during 2017-18, the bank said. The award, under the category of ‘Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions in Region A’, was presented by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu to PNB Chief Executive and […]

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PNB fraud: Choksi denies any truth in allegations

New Delhi: Fugitive diamond jeweller Mehul Choksi, who is wanted by Indian investigative agencies in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, has denied “any truth in the allegations”. In a statement issued to a Caribbean newspaper ‘Antigua Observer’, Choksi through his attorney David Dorsett said: “I can say categorically, that there […]

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PNB fraud: ED seizes jewellery worth Rs 85 cr in Choksi case

New Delhi: The ED on Thursday seized over 34,000 pieces of jewellery valued at Rs 85 crore in connection with its ongoing probe against absconding businessman Mehul Choksi who is accused along with his diamantaire nephew Nirav Modi of defrauding the Punjab National Bank (PNB) of over Rs 1,300 crore, an official said. The seized […]

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Punjab National Bank to hire detective agencies for recovering NPA due

New Delhi: Lender Punjab National Bank (PNB) is set to hire detective agencies to supplement the efforts of its field officials in recovering its dues that have become in NPAs (non-performing assets). The lender through its website invited “applications for empanelment of Detective Agencies for the period 2018-2019”. According to the lender, the policy aims […]

Nirav Modi Scam: CBI arrests Odia officer of PNB

New Delhi: Carrying out investigation into the USD 2 billion fraud, CBI arrested an Odia officer Bishnubrata Mishra who was working as the Internal Chief Auditor at Punjab National Bank (PNB), Mumbai. Mishra, who was responsible for concurrent audit for 2011-2015 at PNB Brady House branch, was arrested on Thursday, the CBI said. He has […]

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Gitanjali Gems plunge 10%, PNB stocks trade 8% lower

Mumbai: Shares of Gitanjali Gems extended losses for the fourth consecutive session on Monday — plunging almost 10 per cent to its lower circuit level at Rs 33.80 per scrip. The shares continued the plunge a day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted search operations in six franchise-based outlets located in four malls in Kolkata […]

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Foreign branches of other Indian banks may be involved in Nirav fraud: PNB

Mumbai: The Punjab National Bank (PNB) has charged that foreign branches of other Indian banks may also be involved in what has turned out to be the biggest fraud in the country’s banking sector involving diamond trader Nirav Modi. “There is clear criminal connivance of the group companies of Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Gems with […]

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Punjab National Bank spots $1.8 bn fraud at Mumbai branch

Mumbai: Punjab National Bank, the second largest public sector bank in India, has detected a $1.8 billion fraud in one of its branches here, the bank said in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges on Wednesday. “The bank has detected some fraudulent and unauthorised transactions (messages) in one of its branch in Mumbai for […]