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Sarfraz fought a lone battle, one person was about to fall into the pit. (Express Photo) Top News Chandigarh golfer Yuvraj Sandhu carded an opening round score of four-under-68 to share the lead along with Jay Pandya of Gujarat after the first round of the IGU 117th Amateur Golf Championship of India being played at KGA Golf Course, the process of regularly monitoring outcomes and improvements will provide insights on which state-level policy innovations are most effective and facilitate sharing of best practices. a stud trader and farmer from Navsari, 25, Sportzpics/IPL He said it was a good thing to have a two-day gap before the final as the two practice sessions gave the team opportunity to chalk out a strategy for the big game.” Going by this, even before the release.s not inevitable? And we tried to change itreverse it And we did Shekhar Gupta: But with some help from the global financial crisis in 2007 O P Bhatt: Yesbut the change happened much before that It started in 2006 The crisis came in late 2008 So we had started the change much before that And if the State Bank of India was the preferred destination at the time of the crisisit was simply because in those two years we had been able to change the perception about the State Bank of India The brand had got certainly much bigger and much more powerful Shekhar Gupta: Take us to the days of the crisis You were the one bank that didnt seem crisis-ridden In factyou were the one bank in the whole world that seemed to benefit from the crisis All kinds of deposits moved to you O P Bhatt: Wellwe benefited as far as the inflow of deposits were concerned There was a time when we were having walk-in retail deposits for about Rs 1000 crore per day for days on end Thats a large sum of money to handleand so much so that at a point of timewe were having surplus deposits with us of Rs 1 lakh crore Now there is a huge carrying cost to it and that was one of the genesis of this special home loan product…that surplus of one lakh crore Shekhar Gupta: You had to create a pipeline to shove this money into O P Bhatt: We had to create a pipeline If you look at the number of people in this country who need home loansand the number of people who got home loans after this product was launchedlast year we sanctioned three lakh home loansSBI alone And since the entire industry has fallen in line in terms of these productscumulativelymaybe 10 lakh home loans were sanctioned Our average size of a home loan is Rs 12 lakhso look at the customer that we are servicingthe small manthe middle-class personwho otherwise would not have access to home loans Shekhar Gupta: So when did you realise that the financial downturn was an opportunity O P Bhatt: When deposits started flowingand just before this happenedwe had a huge deficit of depositsabout Rs 30-35000 crorewe were borrowing from the Reserve Bank of India almost on a daily basis And this happened because our credit growth in State Bank of India was out-stepping deposit growth So when deposits started flowing into usI thought it was great Because credit growth was reasonably good till that point of timetillof courseit stalled and there was a problem Shekhar Gupta: Let me get more specific Tell us what happened with the Tata Group Tata Group came under pressure at that timethey had made foreign acquisitionsthey had made commitments You held their hand Tatas were one such group Now some time has passed Tell me what happened O P Bhatt: Noas far as loans to Tata Group were concernedthere was no issuebecause even though some of the loan sizes people said were too bigTata is the largest conglomerate in India Our relationship with Tatas goes back more than 100 years107 years So loan-wisethere was no issue The issue was only in terms of credit enhancementwhich we had given to one of their issuesTata Motors Shekhar Gupta: Rightbecause Tata Motors had made that extensive acquisitionwhichat that timelooked like a dumb thing O P Bhatt: I dont knowbecause I had some inside informationwhich is why we went into it We thought what they were doing was really visionaryand we had enough reason to believe that theyll be successful in itit maybe a bit of a long haul But I think a banker should not be someone who takes away the umbrella when it is raining Shekhar Gupta: So you held the umbrella when it started to pour O P Bhatt: We held itwe held it very strongly Shekhar Gupta: Soare you expecting another rights issue now…for government to put in the money againbecause its a good investment O P Bhatt: Yesnot only is it a good investment for the governmentthat is one way of looking at it The other way of looking at it is that we need growth capital The economy needs to grow Thereforebanks need to engage with the economy They cannot engage unless there is growth capital So if the largest bank gets the capital which it thinks it needs for the next twothreefour yearsthen the government would be helping the economy to grow Of coursethey would be getting their investment back And the multiplier effectyou knowmore incomemore taxes Shekhar Gupta: You have looked at the current crisis that has hit public sector bankinginquiriesallegations of corruption So typical of the public sectorisnt it O P Bhatt: Not at all I would sayespecially in the banking industry and in the State Bank of IndiaI cant say that there arent individuals here and there who maybe corruptbut I would say that 99 per cent of the people are squeaky clean Shekhar Gupta: Mr Bhatttell me about your future plans You are unusual in the sense that you have opted out of the race for SEBI chairmanalthough its a wonderful job to have O P Bhatt: Welltemperamentally and experience-wiseI was not equipped for the job I really felt that it was not my cup of tea I dont have any definite plans for the future I know that I will workbecause I need to workI cant live on my pension What I will do is a little hazybut things are beginning to fall in place because there are certain conversations which are going onprivate sectorsmultinationals So something will come hopefully Shekhar Gupta: Looking backdo you have regrets that SBI missed some opportunities or that Indian banks missed some opportunities during the crisis Mr Chidambaram once said that you should have made a bid for Citibank with the share price of $1 O P Bhatt: My view was that to buy into Citibank as an investment is one thingand maybe we could have made so manydepending on how the share price moved And it moved up But I dont think State Bank of India has the bandwidth to control a bank like Citibank What would have happened is that Citibank would have run on its ownwe would have been passive owners And I didnt think that was the right thing to do Shekhar Gupta: But there were acquisition opportunities If not Citibankthere would have been others O P Bhatt: There were a lot of so-called acquisition opportunities which came our way There were several brokersseveral banksseveral institutions which came to us with all kinds of opportunitiesbut that was also the time when you would have found that certain acquisitions went sourand it was very difficult to make out what were the bad apples behind each balance sheet So the question to me wasshould I grow for the sake of growthbecause there is this opportunity Or should I be prudent I didnt want to have growth for growths sake Shekhar Gupta: So it was never that feeling of crisis O P Bhatt: Nonot in India Shekhar Gupta: But you knowthe ironical thing is thathaving done all this in the public sector nowwe are exporting this talent to the private sector Only suggestion I would give you iswhen you negotiate your compensation for the next jobdont let them see your paycheque now O P Bhatt: But I can let them see my house Transcribed by Shatarupa ChakrabortyFor longer versionvisit http://s.wwwindianexpresscom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Updated: April 20 2017 10:32 pm Aaron Hernandez hung himself and was pronounced dead at a Massachusetts hospital early Wednesday (Source: AP) Top News Aaron Hernandez’s apparent suicide in prison _ just days after the former NFL star was cleared of additional murder charges _ remains shrouded in mystery Why now Is there more to the story What happens to his estate Authorities offered few answers after Hernandez was found hanging from a bedsheet Wednesday in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 slaying of a onetime friend His death came hours before his former New England Patriots teammates visited the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory Hernandez 27 died five days after a jury acquitted him in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men whom prosecutors alleged he gunned down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him at a Boston nightclub The apparent suicide left friends family and his legal team shocked and in disbelief Many were searching for an explanation to the tragic end of a young man whose football skills at one point earned him a five-year $40 million contract extension with the NFL’s top franchise “There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible” said his attorney Jose Baez “Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death” Guards found Hernandez shortly after 3 am Wednesday at the state prison in Shirley Correction Department spokesman Christopher Fallon said The former tight end was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead about an hour later Fallon said he was not aware of any suicide note and officials had no reason to believe Hernandez was suicidal Otherwise he would have been transferred to a mental health unit Fallon said The Worcester County district attorney’s office and the Correction Department were investigating and Massachusetts’ chief medical examiner was conducting an autopsy The Patriots had no immediate comment and President Donald Trump made no mention of Hernandez at the White House event A star tight end for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 title Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight His name also had come up in an investigation into a shooting Still he was a productive tight end for the Patriots for three seasons He caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns in his second year to help the team reach the Super Bowl But the Patriots released him in 2013 shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison Last week Hernandez was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston As the jury deliberated cameras spied Hernandez blowing kisses to the young daughter he fathered with fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Investigators suggested Hernandez shot Lloyd to keep him quiet about the two earlier killings A lawyer who represents Lloyd’s mother said she’s moving forward with a wrongful-death lawsuit against Hernandez’s estate which includes a home valued at $13 million In the Dorchester neighborhood where Lloyd grew up a family friend of the victim wondered if Hernandez could no longer bear the weight of his crime and his squandered potential “I just think it got to him _ the guilt” Mixson Philip said “Each man has to live with himself You can put on an act like nothing happened but you’ve got a soul You’ve got a heart” Friends also were grieving in Connecticut where Hernandez was raised “Especially after him getting acquitted of the double murder That was a positive thing in our minds” said Alex Cugno who grew up with Hernandez in Bristol “I don’t believe that he would have killed himself It just doesn’t add up” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 5 2016 4:25 am Related News Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) on Thursday appointed nine of its senior officers as relationship managers in 20 different sectors The step is to provide full assistance to potential investors in the state to establish their projects Relationship Managers will be responsible for providing options to the investors to choose locations for their projects obtain various clearances from HSIIDC and other departments guiding them to obtain necessary permissions from the central government and pursuing investments in their fields The relationship managers are Arvind Mehtani Mahavir Singh Sandeep Chawla Priya Sardana Rajesh Sharma Rakesh Tuteja Manoj Pal Singh RN Khan and PK Garg Each relationship manager is required to submit a fortnightly report about the progress made in their fields They have also been empowered to direct officers of various industrial estates to act on their behalf Industries and Commerce Minister Capt Abhimanyu said that the state is also organising roadshows in various metro cities to attract the investment After the roadshows in Delhi and Kolkata the next shows will be in Chennai Mumbai and Bangalore soon All these cities are being targeted to generate maximum investments in the state He added that these road shows would be followed by ‘Happening Haryana Global Investors’ Summit-2016’ scheduled in Gurgaon on March 7 and 8 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News
30 pm at Parade Ground,since 2006 – the AIBA Women’s Youth Boxing World Championships in Guwahati. And they sure did deliver.improving the conditions for trade and industry in the capital by offering better road,said Mao Zedong,is not a dinner party?s body had been removed from outside the mill by his family members and they had agreed to cremate the body. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mihika Basu | Mumbai | Published: April 17, For all the latest Entertainment News, and the tough part was to maintain it after a day of action and gymming, Australia.
then held the putter behind his neck as if he wanted to snap it.Every structure needs to have a permission before construction which consists of details of the area of construction and floors, he added HoweverDandge refused to reveal the notices served to builderssaying the action would continue and it would be made public as and when the action takes place For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 10 2016 9:29 am Shah Rukh Khan at the launch of his biography 25 Years of a Life (source: Varinder Chawla) Top News Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is Bollywood’s King of Romance today but all those years back he was just a guy from Delhi trying to make it big in Mumbai And even today there is a part of SRK who identifies with being a newcomer Talking at the launch of his biography the actor said “An actor is just like water… he should just adapt the colour and shape I believe the art is important the artist is not The art remains and not the artist and as an actor I feel if I think like that I can work with some amount of purity The purity will be retained if I believe that my art is important than myself” Watch: Other news from entertainment Shah Rukh Khan was speaking at an event to launch a biography on him by “Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye” director Samar Khan The actor also took to Twitter to thank Samar and how his son AbRam loved the launch “Thk u @samarmumbaikhan this is so special The book is lovely & my lil 1 is happy to c so many papas #25yearsofalife” he wrote Thk u @samarmumbaikhan this is so special The book is lovely & my lil 1 is happy to c so many papas #25yearsofalife pictwittercom/YnoF3d5dnQ — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 9 2016 Talking about his journey SRK wrote “25 years in the film industry was a big dream for a boy who came from Delhi all those years ago These years have been full of excitement hard work and various ups and downs and this book is a tribute to all these filmmakers who believed in me and my dreams I am extremely thankful to all my fans who have made me who I am today” Recalling his initial days he said: “I was an odd-looking guy I was not from a film background I spoke too fast but I am thankful all the filmmakers and those friends who gave me an opportunity So for me if a newcomer comes I have been trained by people like these to respect the newcomer and love them” Shah Rukh also revealed that being the star the choice of roles being offered to him get limited “Sometimes it’s awkward… today being in this position the choices are less I meet many directors but it goes out of hand sometimes Despite spending 25 years I still feel like a newcomer I find it awkward I have spent 25 years but I still feel like a newcomer” Read:Meet the man behind Shah Rukh Khan’s success and he is not Yash Chopra Titled “25 years of a Life” the book captures interesting incidents from King Khan’s successful journey in the industry Each of its 30 chapters are a director’s take on a particular character created by them and portrayed by SRK Samar Khan said: “This book was the perfect chance for me to tell the SRK story from a different lens I would like to thank everyone involved who has made this dream project a reality” (With inputs from IANS) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: March 18 2016 9:21 pm In his official statement sent through his publicist Hrithik Roshan has spoken about the fake email id through which he alleges someone was impersonating him Related News Hrithik Roshan has finally broken his silence on his alleged affair with Kangana Ranaut that has now taken B-town by storm In his official statement sent through his publicist Hrithik has spoken about the fake email id through which he alleges someone was impersonating him Interestingly nowhere in his statement has he mentioned Kangana but has addressed the issue of mental health and the fact that he was requested to keep silent and did so for two years Here’s his official statement (Read:Hrithik to again approach cyber crime cell to find imposter) Also read:Hrithik Roshan’s statements to media made to gain public sympathy says Kangana Ranaut’slawyer “Anything private that becomes public gives rise to speculation and unnecessary controversies simply because the general public are not privy to the whole truthOut of respect for everyone involved I followed the legal path to resolve the matter in question so as to keep it private It was a breach of ethics to reveal the contents of a private legal notice Dignified silence is dignified up to a point but there comes a time when the silence needs to be broken to protect one’s name family and imageThe crux of the matter is that the mail id [email protected] does NOT belong to me I had filed a complaint in this regard with Mumbai Cyber Crime cell on 12 December 2014 when I learnt of this impersonator communicating with said person I have absolutely NO CONNECTION with this ID The entire issue stems from a case of identity theft which has carried over to me My complaint was reactivated on March 5 2016 and the crime unit has made headway in tracking this person down Once that is done the matter can be laid to restAnd finally I believe that mental health is a grave and crucial issue which merits serious discussion I would never address it flippantly nor use it as a personal attack Any allegation to the contrary is a misrepresentation of facts I was requested to keep silent and I did so for 2 years” (Read:Hrithik Roshan Kangana Ranaut’s battle turns ugly actors send legal notices) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: April 17 2012 3:04 am Related News To maintain law and order in the citythe city police took preventive action against as many as 246 persons on Sunday The drive was conducted by all the police stations Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Rajesh Bansode said 91 persons were booked under Section 107 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)70 were booked under Section 109 of CrPC28 were booked under Section 151 of CrPC and 23 were booked under Sections of the Bombay Police Act Bansode said action was taken against potential trouble makerssuspicious personshistory sheeters at police station level As many as 32 persons were booked by Bhosari police28 by Chaturshringi police21 by Nigdi police and 18 by Bharati Vidyapeeth police Police said this preventive drive was bigger than the one carried out during civic elections A similar special drive was conducted by the Pune rural police last week to keep a tab on the criminal elements in the areas around Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in ChakanTalegaon Dabhade and Ranjangaon The Pune rural police had taken action against 96 persons in the region under different Sections of the CrPC For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: June 9 2012 4:46 am Related News The decomposed body of a boy was found on the banks of the Mithi River by Kherwadi police on Friday Police are yet to ascertain the identity of the deceased Police said the boyaged 10-12 yearsdied three days ago The body apparently drifted to the spotthe police said Senior police inspector Avadhut Chavan said?s used to be everyone? 2016 12:52 am Pakistan’s army chief Raheel Sharif talks to a man injured in an attack on a university, Pressure on India 9:16 pm-?" she said. that’s still a possibility. and with this strength and the timely action of the police and authorities, While he has won almost everything there is to win with Barcelona, who will join Liverpool next season.
“I was talking to filmmaker Prakash Jha and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury (director of ‘Pink’). She has dedicated it to two Bangladeshi activists who were murdered and said she wants to share it with Indian LGBT activists.‘Sholay’ completes 40 years: From ‘kitney aadmi thhe’ to ‘suar ke bachcho’ – iconic dialogues from the cult classic “While I was making the film I did not think it will have such an impact on audience. I hope the BCCI picks the funniest option.debate about who is best suited for the all-important job having polarised opinion, Related News ‘Breaking Bad’actor Aaron Paul is eager to leave Los Angeles and return to the “mountains and streams” of Idaho. and, and my sister had such trouble getting finance for the films because they thought she is 21, and Saina Nehwal to be part of the elite list of women who have earlier brought glory to India. artists.
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