ICICI Bank tops in banking fraud hits; SBI, HDFC Bank follow

ICICI Bank, one of India’s top three lenders, has emerged as the No.1 target of bank fraudsters last year in terms of the sheer number of such incidents, overtaking bigger rival State Bank of India. ICICI Bank reported 374 medium and large sized incidents of fraud, beating back SBI, which came in with 338 such […]

‘We’re cleaning up the banks’ – FinMin gives the numbers

Finance ministry on Thursday gave detailed numbers to detail the efforts that the Narendra Modi government has been making to overcome the problems created by corruption and bad loans in India’s public sector banks. Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharaman pointed out that a review in 2015 found that a huge chunk of loans issued in previous […]

Indian Railways detects attempts to book VIP tickets using fake letters

Indian Railways booking clerks have been asked to double check all suspicious requests for VIP quota tickets after incidents of forged letters of ‘dignitaries’ have come to light. “Some instances of attempts to get accommodation released out of Emergency Quota on the authority of fake letter heads of high dignitaries and some Railway Officers have […]

Authorities bust fake GST input tax credit racket in Delhi

In the first such case in Delhi, tax authorities arrested a city-based father and son duo for issuing input tax credit invoices without supplying anything to their ‘clients’. Under the GST regime, any company can get a reduction in the tax they have to pay if they produce receipts of raw material purchase, to the […]

No FIR against Tribune reporter over Aadhaar leakage story – Govt

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said no case has been registered against reporter Rachna Khaira or The Tribune newspaper in relation to the January 3 story on how Aadhaar details were available for sale at Rs 500. The report had claimed that ‘agents’ were providing Aadhaar verification solutions for as little as Rs […]

Fortis Healthcare director quits

Fortis Healthcare, which is under the scanner of the Serious Fraud Investigation Office, said one of its independent directors, Joji Gill, stepped down due to ‘personal reasons’. “Ms Joji Sekhon Gill has tendered her resignation from the directorship of the company with effect from March 7 due to personal reasons, primarily attributed to her occupation […]

IndusInd Bank says only “small, two-digit exposure” to Gitanjali Gems

Private sector lender IndusInd Bank clarified that it does not have any heavy exposure to the ongoing saga of fraud and crime involving unauthorized letters of comfort issued by an employee of Punjab National Bank. “IndusInd Bank has no direct credit exposures to Nirav Modi nor any indirect credit exposures basis the LoUs issued by […]

Allahabad Bank’s exposure to Nirav Modi incident at Rs 2,362 cr

Allahabad Bank said it is exposed to the tune of  $366.87 million to the current incident involving diamond merchant Nirav Modi and the unauthorized Letters of Undertakings he allegedly secured from Punjab National Bank. However, said Allahabad Bank, it is not worried about getting its money back as the loans are guaranteed by PNB. “The […]

NSE seeks data on Nirav Modi case from PNB

National Stock Exchange of India, India’s largest securities trading platform, has sought details from Punjab National Bank on media reports regarding raids by enforcement agencies on the bank’s premises in the Nirav Modi case. “The exchange has advised the company to provide clarification or confirmation on the news item (on the raids) in detail,” the […]

DON’T BE A VICTIM: UID Chief urges people to write purpose on Aadhaar copies

The head of the Unique Identity Authority of India has urged the public to write down the purpose and date when they submit photocopies of their Aaadhar cards to exchange currency notes to prevent misuse. “Photocopies of the Aadhaar letter are being submitted by the general public to banks. We urge them to clearly indicate […]