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  • Banks have proposed a four-month programme to resolve the Dewan Housing Finance (DHFL) case, the biggest bankruptcy case in the financial services sector after the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

    Unnao Police told journalists that it had taken steps to protect the relative. The police also said that it had provided protection to the victim’s family members who are with her in Delhi. It has also made security arrangements for the family when they return to their village.

    The survivor’s father, an ironsmith belonging to the Lohar community, told ET how the local police of Bihar village in Unnao district were callous whenever his daughter had approached them for help after being raped last year. The father and sister-in-law of the deceased have spoken of a caste power play at work as both the key accused were Brahmins.

    "The girls, sisters and mothers must be shocked when they read newspapers that every day a girl is raped or killed... The international community today ridicules India. India is known as the rape capital of the world," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said. Directly attacking the Prime Minister, Gandhi said Modi represents the worst aspects of the country.

    "The government cannot suppress my voice in Parliament," the Rajya Sabha MP told reporters in Parliament complex. When the former finance minister entered the Upper House to attend the proceedings, he was greeted by party colleagues Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, while Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien greeted him saying: "Welcome back Sir".

    The family members expressed deep sorrow that they could not save their daughter's life even though she wanted to live and see to it that the offenders get justice. The family is also not aware about when and where the cremation has to take place.

    Founded by Pakistani-origin businessman Nadeem Khan, Formations House emerged as a known destination for companies wishing to set up offshore entities and financial institutions. While Khan died in 2015, weeks before he was to stand atrial for money laundering in London, the company is being run by his daughter, Charlotte Pawar.

    DHFL Pramerica Life, launched in 2008, is a joint venture between DHFL Investments, a wholly-owned arm of DHFL, and Prudential International Insurance Holdings of the US, has Rs 4,675 crore assets under management. DHFL General Insurance, on the other hand, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Wadhawan Global Capital, the holding company of the HDFL Group.

    He had moved yet another bail application last month with an “unprecedented” house arrest guarantee, akin to those imposed on terrorist suspects, as well as citing mental health issues from being behind bars at Wandsworth Prison since his arrest in March.

    Union minister Smriti Irani was speaking in the Lok Sabha on the Unnao rape issue when she was interrupted by two Congress MPs who apparently got up from their seats and rushed towards the treasury benches. Meenakshi Lekhi, who was in the Chair, told Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to ask his party MPs to come to the House and seek an apology.

    A report prepared during the time of the Devendra Fadnavis govt lists only 56 out of a total 641 cases as serious. The list does not include cases linking prominent activists to the Elgaar Parishad event.

    Data showed 127 of BSE200 stocks have hit their one-year lows this quarter.

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