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156 PSB officials suspended for note ban irregularities
As many as 156 senior officials of various state-owned banks were suspended and 41 transferred after they were found involved in irregularities related to demonetisation, Parliament was informed on Friday. Banks also reported having filed 26 cases with police and the CBI.
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Nokia CFO ‘threatens’ Apple
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IPL player auction to be held on February 20 in Bengaluru
The 2017 player auction ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Indian Premier League will be staged on February 20th in Bengaluru, it was officially confirmed on Friday.
Hussey warns Australia against sledging Kohli
Former Test star Michael Hussey has warned the India-bound Australian cricket team for a four-Test tour not to antagonise Virat Kohli, saying sledging the Indian captain may boomerang on the visitors.
Bangladesh will be a good match for India: Bashar
Over the years, Bangladesh-India have played some memorable matches in the shorter formats and former skipper and current selector Habibul Bashar believes the trend will continue in the upcoming Test as well.

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Banks set to keep rates low due to slow growth in credit
Bank credit increased by nearly Rs 1.7 lakh crore during the current financial year up to January 20, 2017, as compared to a more than Rs 11-lakhcrore increase in deposits. This huge gap in growth of banks’ resources, even as demand remains tepid, points to further reduction in interest rates.
Govt to explore M&As across state-run units
The government will explore mergers & acquisitions (M&As) in not just the oil sector but in all state-run enterprises, a senior finance ministry official said on Friday, while asserting that all efforts would be made to meet the disinvestment target of Rs 72,500 crore for the current financial year.
Jet Airways’ Q3 net profit plunges 70% on higher cost
Rising oil prices have started seriously denting the profitability of Indian carriers. Jet Airways on Friday reported a net profit of Rs 142.4 crore in the quarter ended December 2016, — down 70% from Rs 467.1 crore in same period last fiscal.

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‘Dangal’ box-office collection Week 6: Aamir Khan’s film rakes in money despite release of ‘Raees’ and ‘Kaabil’
Aamir Khan’s film ‘Dangal’, inspired by the life of real-life wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, continues to perform well at the box-office despite being in its sixth week.
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