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Man ‘kidnaps’ self to clear debt

The 27-year-old man had not been paying the monthly instalments due to which he had accumulated debt and was receiving threatening calls from loan recovery agents, which is what led him to plot the ‘kidnapping’

Man ‘kidnaps’ self to clear debt
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:53 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

The U.S. deficits on the rise amidst political budget showdowns

The challenges of rising U.S. deficits and the political showdowns surrounding the debt limit deal for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

FILE PHOTO: The White House is seen at sunset on U.S. President Joe Biden's first day in office in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo(REUTERS/Erin Scott)
Published on May 31, 2023 06:27 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Tuhin Das Mahapatra

Could the 14th Amendment fix America’s debt-ceiling debacle?

A constitutional workaround is plausible—but a deal would be better

What if a deal remains elusive for Biden?(REUTERS)
Published on May 26, 2023 09:31 PM IST
The Economist

Peddler who supplied drugs to serial framer arrested

After three days of questioning of Anthony Paul, a baker arrested for framing actor Chrisann Pereira, the Mumbai crime branch on Saturday nabbed a person for allegedly supplying the drugs used to frame the Sadak 2 actress

Mumbai, India - April 26, 2023: Mumbai Police arrest two accused identified as Anthony Paul (in pic), 35, who owns a bakery at Malad, from IC Colony, Borivli, and his associate Rajesh Babhote alias Ravi, 35, an assistant manager in IDBI for allegedly framing a 27-year-old actor Chrisann Pereira into becoming a drug mule by giving her the trophy before boarding the flight. (HT PHOTO) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:22 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak

UK court suspends discharge of Pramod Mittal’s bankruptcy

Pramod Mittal, brother of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, has had the discharge of his bankruptcy suspended by the high court in London. Mittal was adjudged bankrupt in 2020 on a petition by Moorgate Industries after he failed to pay £140m. The trustee appointed to oversee the bankruptcy alleged that Mittal failed to cooperate in sharing crucial information and was evasive about his assets and liabilities. The ruling means Mittal will remain on the bankruptcy register and be debarred from becoming a director or involved in company management.

Mittal was adjudged bankrupt on a petition by Moorgate Industries after he had failed to pay £140 million. The trustee appointed to oversee the bankruptcy had alleged that Mittal had failed to co-operate in sharing crucial information and was evasive to pointed questions about his assets and liabilities. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 12:27 AM IST
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