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5 out of 7 Nirav Modi’s cars fetch 2.19 crore in auction

The Government-owned firm raised Rs 2.9 crore by re-auctioning five out of seven luxury cars of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi.
Luxury cars of Nirav Modi (Photo tweeted by: dir_ed)

The Government-owned firm Metal Scrap Trading Corporation (MSTC) raised Rs 2.9 crore by re-auctioning five out of seven luxury cars of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi. Enforcement Directorate (ED) confiscated Modi’s luxury cars, for which the re-auction took place on Thursday.

The Government-owned firm raised Rs 2.9 crore by re-auctioning five out of seven luxury cars of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi.
Nirav Modi

Earlier on Aril 25, the same company had auctioned 13 luxury cars of Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi and raised Rs 3.29 crore in bids. A Rolls Royce Ghost and Porsche Panamera belonging to diamantaire Nirav Modi were sold for Rs 1.70 crore and Rs 60 lakh, respectively.

As per ET, The list of cars put up at the earlier (April 25) auction included a Rolls Royce Ghost, a Porsche Panamera, two Mercedes Benz cars, a Toyota Fortuner, an Innova and three Honda cars, among others. The vehicles were reported to be in good condition and were expected to fetch a handsome sum, but turnout out to be below ED’s expectations and went under the hammer again, with a higher base price this time.

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi is the main accused in the $2 billion PNB scam and is wanted in India on charges of fraud and money laundering. Modi had applied for bail in the UK High Court on May 31, a day after his remand was extended till June 27.

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Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise

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Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified

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Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

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An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

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