QWrap: CBI Intensifies Probe in PNB Case; Getting Fit the Desi Way

1. Rahul Attacks PM Over His Silence in Nirav Modi Case, CBI Intensifies Probe

Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the Nirav Modi fraud case.

In the meantime, the CBI has intensified the probe. They continued raids at jewellery outlets of the accused brands – Gitanjali and Nirav Modi – all over India, and sealed the Brady House Branch of PNB in Mumbai  – which is where the fraudulent transactions took place. Then, they interrogated Nirav Modi's Firestar International Company CFO Vipul Ambani.

Meanwhile, Gitanjali Group's CFO Chandrakant Karkare and Company and Compliance Secretary Pankhuri Warange stepped down citing ethical issues.

(Get live updates on the scam here)

2. Rotomac ‘Fraud’: CBI Files FIR Against Vikram Kothari, Wife & Son

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday, 19 February, filed an FIR against Chairman of Rotomac Pens, Vikram Kothari, a day after he categorically denied reports that he had "fled the country” over an alleged default on repayment of loans borrowed from seven public sector banks.

Vikram’s wife Sadhana Kothari, son Rahul Kothari, and unknown bank officials have also been named in the FIR filed based on a complaint from Bank of Baroda. The Enforcement Directorate has also filed a case against Kothari under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

(Read the full story here)

3. Canadian PM Trudeau in India, Questions Raised Over Modi’s Airport Snub

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on a week-long visit to India with his family. After visiting the Taj mahal on Sunday, 18 February, they landed in Ahmedabad on Monday, donning an Indian attire.

Political observers across the world were quick to point out that Prime Minister Modi did not receive his Canadian counterpart after his arrival, as he did in the case of Israeli PM, UAE Crown Prince or the US President. Is the Khalistan issue the elephant in the room? Khemta Jose explains in this video

(Get live updates of Trudeau’s visit here)

4. Help The Quint Raise Money for 8-Month-Old Rape Survivor ‘Chhutki’

Chhutki, an eight-month old baby, was raped by her 28-year-old cousin.

She had to undergo multiple surgeries to repair the vaginal and rectal tearing. She doesn’t laugh like she used to. She gets scared looking at strangers. She hardly sleeps because the pain keeps her awake.

Her father works as a daily wage labourer and her mother works as a domestic help. The parents have stopped going to work so that they can take care of their baby.

Let’s help Chhutki win this fight. Donate to help her family meet her medical expenses, and to help secure her education in the future. Click here to donate.

5. #DesiNuskha: What Keeps Wrestlers Fit? Hear It From Them!

Gymming, weights, yoga – tried everything out and with zero success? Gave every diet trick in the world a shot and actually ended up gaining weight?

Watch Aditya Kaushal talk to the akhade ke pehelwans giving you tips to stay fit the desi way.

(Watch the full video here)

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