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PNB Scam: Stop Blame Game- Let RBI & Finance Ministry Own Responsibility

Much is talked and written about scams in the Banking sector after the Nirav Modi Scam in PNB. Why RBI, Finance Ministry, CVC and others wake up only when a major scam surfaces? Why we are not analyzing the failure of the system? What is the role of the Govt and its policies which cause system failures and scams?...

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ICAI issued Show Cause Notices to Auditors of PNB & Gitanjali Gems

The Disciplinary Directorate of ICAI has issued Show Cause Notices to all Central Statutory Auditors of PNB. Similarly, Central Statutory Auditors who have done quarterly review of PNB have also been issued Show Cause Notice. Auditor of Gitanjali Gems Ltd., has also been issued the Show Cause Notice in the matter....

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PNB clarifies on Nirav Modi Statement on making Fraud Public

PNB closed all option to recover dues by going public: Nirav Modi.- We have followed lawful avenues available to us as per law of land to recover our dues....

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Have enough assets to meet any liability decided by law: PNB

PNB looking to monetize assets.- Bank has enough assets to meet any liability which is decided as per law. However, realization of any specific asset would be decided at the time of need with the approval of Board....

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No Instruction from Govt for Forensic Audit: PNB Bank

With reference to the media reports regarding Govt. asks fraud-hit Punjab National Bank to conduct forensic audits. We submit as under: Since our bank has not received any instruction from any investigating/Govt. authority, we at present cannot comment on media reports....

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Cyber attack on City Union Bank’s SWIFT System: Loses $2 million, retrieves half

It is clarified that the modus operandi of this event has nothing to do with the happening in one of the largest Public Sector Banks. The incident happened in our Bank is because of the cyber attack initiated by the international cyber criminals and there is no evidence of internal staff involvement....

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PNB Scam a trigger for Govt to Cut stake in banks: ASSOCHAM

The Punjab National Bank's fraudulent transactions worth Rs 11,300 crore should act as a strong trigger for the government for reducing its stake to less than 50 per cent in the banks which should then be allowed to work on the lines of private sector lenders with a full sense of accountability to their shareholders protecting interest of...

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Report estimating hit of $3 bn due to alleged fraud at PNB is false: FM

News appearing in certain section of media that Tax Department has estimated that Indian banks could take a hit of more than $3 bn due to alleged fraud at PNB, is false & factually incorrect. @IncomeTaxIndia has NOT made any such prediction...

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Bill to amend PML Act, 2002 through Finance Act, 2018 introduced

Following amendments have been made in the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) through Finance Act 2018. The Amendments aim at further enhancing the effectiveness of the Act, widen its scope and take care of certain procedural difficulties faced by the Enforcement Directorate in prosecution of PMLA cases....

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News of discontinuation of free services by Banks is fake: IBA

Indian Banks Association clarified that some segment of social media based on misinformed communication and spreading false information that all free services of public sector banks will be ceased by January 20, 2018. In addition, there is neither a move by banks for such blanket removal of free services nor such thing is being contemplat...

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