◾ In the highest story of the day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray provided to step down in a bid to defuse the disaster that has gripped the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities following the riot led by Eknath Shinde. An emotional Thackeray added that he was prepared to resign if the insurgent chief and MLAs supporting him declare that they don’t need him to proceed as CM.
◾ Meanwhile, Shinde acknowledged that the MVA govt in Maharashtra was an “unnatural alliance” and it was crucial for his get together to stroll out of the coalition with the NCP and the Congress for its personal sake and that of get together employees.
◾ Touted because the biggest-ever mortgage fraud case in India, the CBI has booked former promoters of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL), Kapil Wadhawan and Dheeraj Wadhawan, amongst 13 accused for defrauding a consortium of 17 banks of over Rs 34,000 crore. Until now, the Nirav Modi-led PNB mortgage fraud (Rs 13,000 crore) and ABG Shipyard mortgage fraud (Rs 20,000 crore) have been thought-about to be the largest.
◾ In one of many nation’s deadliest quakes in many years, a strong earthquake struck a rural, mountainous area of japanese Afghanistan early as we speak, killing 1,000 individuals and injuring 1,500 extra. Officials warned that the already grim toll should rise.
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