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April Fool's Day memes, jokes go viral on social media
New Delhi : Did you read the news online that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to withdraw West Indies and instead clear India for the World Cup T20 finals against England? Do not jump to your feet as several stories like this trolled various social media platforms on April Fool's Day.
 
Following the Indian team's loss to West Indies in the semi-final, memes and jokes for April Fool's Day went viral across news websites. 
 
IBNLive news website was running a story of Indian skipper MS Dhoni's resignation as captain after the loss. A match-fixing audio in the voice of Dhoni was also circulated among Whatsapp chat groups.
 
NDTV's "Cell Guru" TV show host Rajiv Makhani played the role of prankster and fooled his own team assistants and guests.
 
International media houses like The Guardian and Daily Mirror came up with the list of most trending jokes round the world. 
 
Yahoo fooled its readers with a story on grocery chain Trader Joe's closing all its 457 locations by 2017. 
 
Google too was not left behind. The search engine giant rolled out "send + drop the mic" feature to fool its users, only to roll it back later during the day.
 
Micro-blogging site Twitter too had some interesting jokes and memes throughout the day. 
 
With the hashtag #ModiDiwas, one of the trending topics of the day, Twitter users were seen getting divided into Modi fans and critics who came up with potshots at the prime minister.
 
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Indian investigators to visit Pakistan for Pathankot probe
New Delhi : A team of Indian investigators will travel to Pakistan to further probe the January terror attack at an air base in Punjab that claimed the lives of seven soldiers, National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Friday.
 
The announcement comes after India, in a rare show of cooperation between the two neighbours, allowed a team of Pakistani security and intelligence officials to examine the scene of the militant attack in Pathankot. 
 
"We told them (the Pakistani investigators) that we want to send a team to Pakistan. They welcomed the idea," NIA Director General Sharad Kumar said.
 
NIA is handling the Indian investigation of the January 2 attack that also left a civilian dead before six suspected Pakistan terrorists, who had infiltrated the Indian Air Force base from across the border, were killed in a gun fight that lasted for some 80 hours.
 
The agency now wants to carry forward its investigation in the Pathankot attack and question suspected masterminds, including leaders of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group based in Pakistan.
 
During their India stay since March 27, the Pakistani investigators, including military, police and intelligence officials, visited the scene of terror in Pathankot and also held closed door interactions with NIA officials.
 
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D S Ranga Rao

1 year ago

If Pakistan is sincere enough in the investigation of Pakistan-based terrorist attacks in India, why can't it close down terrorist bases, training camps, shelters, supply lines, etc., in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir(POK), allegedly nursed and sustained by its own army and Inter Services Intelligence(ISI), instead of indulging in all sorts of theatrics and dramatics like exchange of investigating teams, cultural teams, music artists, etc.? Whom are they fooling? Does Pakistan still have a doubt that the perpetrators and their handlers of Pathankot mayhem and other terrorist attacks in J & K and other places in India are not from Pakistan but were dropped from different planets? When Pakistan says that it suffers more from the terrorists and in fact, to some extent it is true given the recent terrorist incidents of suicide bomb attack in a park blowing up several children and women, attacks on schools killing hundreds of children, etc., then why is it delaying to stamp out the terrorism, at least within Pakistan? Afraid that India will end up in a grand fiasco at the end of all this exercise.

Indian Bank's former CMD among six convicted in fraud case
Chennai : A special court here has convicted including Indian Bank's former chairman and managing director M.Gopalakrishnan and five others in a fraud case and sentenced them to two years rigorous imprisonment, a CBI statement said.
 
In a statement issued here, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said a CBI court here on Thursday convicted six individuals - four bank employees and two other people, and two other companies for causing Rs.5.51 crore loss to Indian Bank.
 
A total fine of Rs.40,500 have been imposed on the convicted people.
 
According to the statement, Kiran Innovations, headed by Rajiv Batra, availed various loan facilities by submitting forged documents, in connivance with bank officials, and misutilised the same.
 
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B. Yerram Raju

1 year ago

Punishments should be exemplary. A Rs.5.51cr loss to the bank and a penalty of paltry Rs.40500?

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