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Punjab National Bank

Scandals, bad debts at Indian banks threaten economic outlook

India’s nearly $1.7 trillion formal banking sector is coping with $210 billion of problem loans, and some regional banks have been ensnared in fraud scandals.
A branch of the Punjab National Bank in Mumbai | PTI

Punjab National Bank discussed fraud prevention in 2016, but didn’t introduce safeguards

A report to the central government says Punjab National Bank had debated putting in place safeguards to prevent fraud in 2016, but put no systems in place. 
Diamonds

We have not seen the last of bank scams. Put the entire diamond industry under the scanner

Though Rs. 11,000 crores is a large number, it is not a single credit or operations risk event but a bubble built over years. 
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta.

TalkPoint: Is it impossible to fix India’s disastrous PSU banks?

Experts weigh in on the astounding 11,000 crore fraud in Punjab National Bank and how it reflects on the state of public sector banks in India.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Banks have not a signed a single agreement for RBI’s debt recast scheme for high value loans

Tepid response to the debt recast scheme is being seen because there is lack of awareness and reluctance by banks, say bankers.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.