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Grant Thornton appointed to investigate Rs 4,355-crore PMC Bank fraud

Grant Thornton appointed to investigate Rs 4,355-crore PMC Bank fraud

Finance
MUMBAI: The government has roped in Grant Thornton to carry out forensic investigations into the fraud hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, said four persons with direct knowledge of the matter. PMC appointed the forensic auditor at the behest of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai police. Grant Thornton is tasked to look into the allegations made by the former managing director of the bank on how the bank managed to flout Reserve Bank of India (RBI) norms. The firm will also look into the modus operandi of the fraud and whether any employee benefited from that, said one of the persons cited earlier. EOW recently registered a first information report (FIR) on the alleged fund diversion at PMC Bank. The FIR estimated the total fraud amount could be Rs 4,355.46 crore...
Star Wars: Carrie Fisher and Richard E Grant among Episode IX cast

Star Wars: Carrie Fisher and Richard E Grant among Episode IX cast

Entertainment
The cast for the next Star Wars film has been revealed in a surprise announcement, with a mixture of veteran stars and new faces set to appear.The late actress Carrie Fisher will feature in Episode IX using previously unseen footage that was recorded for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.The star, who played Princess Leia in the film series, died suddenly in 2016.Billy Dee Williams, 81, will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian and Richard E Grant will join the cast."We desperately loved Carrie Fisher," director JJ Abrams said in a statement announcing the line-up. "Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us.""We have found a way to honour Carrie's legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using u...