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Jaitley slams oversight lapses amid PNB fraud probe
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Finance Minister decried a "lack of ethics" among sections of Indian business on Tuesday and criticised inadequate oversight by auditors and regulators, after the financial sector was rocked by a $1.8 billion fraud at a state-run bank.
RBI says had issued warnings on possible misuse of SWIFT system
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said it had alerted unidentified banks about the need to prevent any "potential malicious use of the SWIFT infrastructure" at least three times since August 2016, but added lenders had not fully implemented all of the required measures.
Enforcement Directorate probing 100 shell companies for links to Indian bank fraud case
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's financial crime fighting agency is investigating more than 100 "shell companies" that are suspected to be involved in the Punjab National Bank's near $1.8 billion fraud, a government source said on Tuesday.
Canada's PM says India trip about broader ties not just political ones
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed talk of a snub by the Indian government on his first state visit to the country this week, and cast his trip as being focused on building business and cultural ties and not just political ones.
Pakistan given 3-month reprieve over terrorist financing watchlist - minister
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog over a U.S.-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist financing watchlist, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said late on Tuesday.
North Korea canceled planned meeting with U.S. VP Pence - Pence's office
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
No survivors as Iran finds wreckage of plane on mountain
LONDON (Reuters) - There were no survivors among the 65 passengers and crew on an Iranian plane that ploughed into a mountain top, where most of the bodies lie buried under snow, the first rescue team to reach the wreckage said on Tuesday.
Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict.
More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta, death toll highest since 2013
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night.
U.S. top court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.