With UP polls looming, Modi’s note ban move hurts Opposition coffers

November 17, 2016

BJP relies on cash for about two-thirds of its funding in UP, while the figure for the Opposition is 80 to 95 per cent. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to ban Rs 1000 and Rs 500 banknotes will hit the war chests of Opposition parties before the Uttar Pradesh state election next year, sparking accusations that his ‘surgical strike’ against “black cash” will unfairly boost the Bharatiya Janata…

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Banks start using indelible ink to check repeat money exchange

November 16, 2016

The move comes amid reports of long queues and chaotic scenes at banks and ATMs. New Delhi: To stop repeat money exchangers thronging banks with invalid currency notes, banks have started applying indelible ink mark on the right hand index finger of customers in the select metro cities. SBI and few other banks in Delhi have started using indelible ink. As per the government statement, 11 branches of SBI are…

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LIVE: ‘Note ban killing small fish, crocodiles enjoying their lives,’ says Oppn in RS

November 16, 2016

‘Black money is stashed by the rich, why are the poor being punished for their crimes,’ Congress asked BJP on note ban. New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Monday witnessed a fierce debate on the recent note ban imposed by the Modi govt. Congress leader Anand Sharma led the Opposition’s charge, asking Centre why ‘were all Indians being criminalised’ by the move. “86% of the currency in the markets was 500/1000…

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With 95 per cent exam attendance, J&K students gave befitting reply: govt

November 15, 2016

In Kashmir Valley, for the past several months, schools were shut, over 30 had been burnt, Javadekar said. New Delhi: Students from Jammu and Kashmir have given a befitting reply to terrorists as 95 per cent of them appeared for their class XII board examination in the state, which is in itself is a powerful “surgical strike”, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. “In Kashmir Valley, for the past…

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Rs 2,000 notes in ATMs by tomorrow, more machines to be deployed: Centre

November 14, 2016

The focus of the Govt is to activate all channels whereby cash is dispensed to the public, said Shaktikanta Das. New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Monday announced that ATMs across the country will start dispensing higher denomination currency, including the new Rs 2,000 note, from either today or tomorrow. “The focus of the Govt is to activate all channels whereby cash is dispensed to the public,” said Shaktikanta Das,…

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Note ban: Millions fume, bang on glass doors as banks slow to dispense cash

November 12, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of people stood outside banks for a third day for long hours trying to replace 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. New Delhi: Anger was rising across the country on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash after the government withdrew large denomination notes in a shock move aimed at uncovering billions of dollars of unaccounted wealth hidden from the taxman. Hundreds of thousands of people stood outside…

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His Passenger Had Only Rs 500 Notes. So This Delhi Cab Driver Did Something Noteworthy.

November 12, 2016

One such heartwarming story is that of Ola Cab driver Vipin Kumar, who let go of his share of money for a passenger carrying only Rs 500 notes. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared on Tuesday that the current Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes would no longer be valid effective immediately, it wasn’t just black money hoarders who went into panic. Many people were trying to come to terms…

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PM Narendra Modi will meet Shinzo Abe today: Nuclear deal, terror fight on table

November 11, 2016

Modi arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport shortly after 10 pm on Thursday — his fourth visit in the last decade (twice as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2007 and 2012). AS PRIME Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday night for his second visit to Japan since taking charge, sources told The Indian Express that Tokyo has agreed to a “robust” reference to terrorism in the joint statement to be released…

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3 terrorists killed as Army foils infiltration bid in J&K’s Baramulla

November 10, 2016

In retaliation to the firing, the Indian forces carried out fire assault with heavy weapons on many Pakistani posts. Baramulla: Three terrorists were killed in an infiltration bid foiled by the army in Rampur sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla on Thursday. One AK-47 was also recovered. Search operation is currently underway. On Wednesday, a soldier was killed in firing by the Pakistan Army in Machhal Sector of Jammu and…

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Mexicans, peso thunderstruck by Trump win

November 9, 2016

Mexicans have closely watched US presidential campaign ever since Trump burst into the scene by calling migrants rapists and drug dealers. Mexico City: Mexicans bowed their heads in disbelief, the peso tumbled and the government prepared a response as Donald Trump, whose anti-immigrant rhetoric infuriated the country, won the US presidential election. At an American barbecue restaurant called Pinche Gringo in Mexico City, a festive mood turned somber as Mexicans…

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J&K: Pak violates ceasefire, targets Indian posts along Line of Control

November 8, 2016

There have been over 100 ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after the surgical strike. Jammu: Pakistani troops on Tuesday targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district by opening fire and lobbing mortar shells. Indian troops guarding the borderline retaliated, resulting in exchanges. There has been firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Nowshera sector since 8:45 am, a senior…

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Not against India’s NSG entry, working on it together: China

November 5, 2016

‘China is friendly towards India; of course, we have differences, but the shared interests outweigh the differences,’ China said. Kolkata: China on Friday sought to dispel the view that it was against India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). “The notion that China is against India’s entry into NSG is not right. India and China are working together in this regard,” consul-general of China in Kolkata, Zhanwu Ma, said….

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