PUNE: The Debt Recovery Tribunal in Pune on Saturday directed fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who is currently lodged in a London prison, and his aides to pay more than Rs. 7,200 crore with interest to the defrauded Punjab National Bank. Nirav Modi, 48, is wanted in the country as the main accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case amounting up to USD 2 billion. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Presiding Officer Deepak Thakkar, who holds additional charge of Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Mumbai, passed two orders in two cases in favour of the Punjab National Bank. “Defendant and his partners are ordered and directed to pay to applicant (PNB) either jointly or severally the aggregate sum of Rs. 7029,06,87,950.65 with interest of 14.30 per cent per annum from June 30, 2018,” stated the DRT order. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Passing another order, the judge directed Nirav Modi and others to pay Rs. 232,15,92,636 to the PNB with interest 16.20 per cent from July 27, 2018. An official from the tribunal said the recovery officers with DRT will initiate further action. Nirav Modi was arrested by uniformed Scotland Yard officers in central London on March 19. He faces extradition to India as the “principal beneficiary” of the fraudulent issuance of letters of undertaking (LoUs) as part of a conspiracy to defraud the PNB and then laundering the proceeds of crime. The diamantaire is lodged at one of England’s most overcrowded prisons– Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Wandsworth.
9 TV and Movies 26 Photos Avengers: Endgame and time travel: Why it all makes perfect sense Avengers: Endgame quest for the Infinity Stones explained Diving into the science of Avengers: Endgame’s biggest paradox Comments Now playing: Watch this: 2:58 Share your voice In the film, Professor Hulk explains how time travel works. “Basically said what the Hulk says in that scene, which is, if you go to the past, then the present becomes your past and the past becomes your future,” Markus said. “So there’s absolutely no reason it would change.”The writers also addressed Thor’s use of his hammer, Mjolnir — retrieved from earlier in his timeline. “I think we’re leaning on, when you just take a baseball mitt, you didn’t ruin that kid’s life,” McFeely said. “When you took Mjolnir, we accept that that movie happened. Because time is irrefutable.”Avengers: Endgame is in cinemas now. How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Heroes having the time of their lives. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET The time travel aspect of Avengers: Endgame made perfect sense to some, and very little to science.The 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe wrapped up the events of the previous film Infinity War, in which half the main heroes were turned to dust. In order to remedy that, the remaining heroes had to go to extreme lengths. Spoiler alert: this involves time travel.Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also wrote the three Captain America films to name a few, spoke to The New York Times about how their use of time travel in Endgame works. They referenced Ant-Man in their explanation for employing the story-telling technique.Warning: spoilers ahead.”We all sat there going, really? We’re going to do time travel?” Markus said. “It was only when we were looking at who we had available, character-wise; we hadn’t used Ant-Man yet. And there really is, in people’s theory of the Quantum Realm, a time thing in the MCU, right now, available to us, with a character we haven’t used yet. We have a loophole that’s not cheating.”They also explored why previous time travel films didn’t get the concept right. “We looked at a lot of time-travel stories and went, it doesn’t work that way,” Markus said.”It was by necessity,” McFeely said. “If you have six MacGuffins and every time you go back it changes something, you’ve got Biff’s casino, exponentially. So we just couldn’t do that. We had physicists come in — more than one — who said, basically, Back to the Future is [wrong].” Travel Tags Top 5 things Avengers: Endgame sets up for the future Related stories