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Demonetisation: Ministry Thanks Banks Which Failed People, Diverted New Notes to Black Money Holders

The Finance Ministry has appreciated the role played by the banks post-demonetisation especially when the old currency was accepted and till 24th November, 2016, when exchange of old currency to specified limit was also permitted, despite the fact that crores of new currency notes were diverted by corrupt bank officials and IT raids have made it clear that the demonetisation ...

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Earn Honestly, Pay Taxes Honestly, says Minister

Union Minister (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, addressing a gathering comprising of the trader fraternity at the Less-Cash India Summit, said the demonetisation will bring a change in the way people think and work as it makes the honest feel respected for the first time. It was an idea whose time had ...

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Bangalore’s Namma Metro Status: Stand-Alone Stations in Jaya Nagar, JP Nagar Await Elusive Connection

Namma Metro

It is ironic but the fully-built Bangalore Metro stations in North-South Corridor by Namma Metro are delayed beyond the schedule as usual. The residents and travellers in these roads have patiently took it on their stride to circumvent the millions of road-blocks and delays for the last five years but still they have to wait for few more months before ...

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Namma Metro East West Corridor Opening Delayed to April Now

Namma Metro

With the work on Kempegowda Interchange metro station at Majestic almost completed, officials of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) said the inspection team will visit for clearance of safety on Friday, March 25, which means a dealy of one more month. Once the safety clearance is granted by the Commissioner for Railway Safety, the new corridor connecting Byappanahalli to ...

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World Happiness Day 2016: Why India Among Most Unhappy Nations?

Despite tall claims,either under Congress or BJP rule, India will never be high in terms of Happiness Index that globally sets countries apart based on the happiness of citizens whose value is respected elsewhere. Since there is hardly any concept of human value in a billion plus population of India beset with communal flare and nationalism vs anti-national debates, India ...

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Maggi Emerges Final Winner, Was it Corruption or Witchhunt?

As NDTV recently exposed the modus operandi of Uttar Pradesh food inspectors, who claimed to defame any brand or product, another jolt to official lab testing procedure has come when the Bombay High Court cleared Maggi noodles from any ban as validated by three labs of National Accreditation Board for Testing Calibration Laboratories (NABL). "We have received the results from ...

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FIFA: Sepp Blatter resigns, weekend meeting postponed by UEFA

In view of the surprise resignation-announcement by FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, a weekend meeting in Berlin of European football’s apex body was on Wednesday postponed by UEFA president Michel Platini. Ironic but it was only on Friday that Sepp Blatter took office of FIFA as the president for the fifth term, but now he may no longer relish the mighty position. Amidst ...

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Appalling AIIMS: How a Poor Child’s Kidneys Went Missing After Operation?

India’s premier institute All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS has always been in the news of late, both for positive or negative surgeries. While las month’s brain-incision surgery to correct epilepsy made the institute proud of its achievements, this week another news turned around the publicity for AIIMS. A poor father of six-year-old daughter alleged that the surgeons ...

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8 Telecom operators including Ambanis apply for spectrum auction

Eight telecom operators, including Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm, have submitted applications to participate in the upcoming spectrum auction starting March 4. Mukesh’s brother Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications has also applied. The other operators are Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Tata Teleservices, Uninor, Idea Cellular and Aircel, according to an official source. Today, Monday (Feb 16) was the last date of submission ...

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It is Modi’s debacle: Anna Hazare on Delhi polls

Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Feb 10:Veteran social crusader Anna Hazare Tuesday termed the outcome of Delhi election results as “a defeat for Narendra Modi” and expressed happiness at Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party’s performance. “This was expected. The result is a defeat for (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi. What did the Bharatiya Janata Party do in the past nine months?” Hazare told mediapersons ...

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Censor Board Chief Leela Samson Resigns Over “Interference, Corruption” in Department

In protest of clearing the objections over film “MSG, the Messenger of God” by Appellate Tribunal and alleging of interference and corruption at the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Censor Board Chief Leela Samson resigned today, on Friday. The controversial movie, starring Dera Sachcha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, had been found as “not suitable for public viewing” by the ...

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Congress Leader, Ex-CM of Maharashtra AR Antulay Dies

Former union minister and Maharashtra’s first Muslim chief minister A.R. Antulay died Tuesday following prolonged illness, his nephew said. He was 85. Antulay breathed his last at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital where he had been admitted a few days ago. He is survived by his wife Nargis, son Naved and daughters Neelam, Shabnam and Mubina, said nephew and son-in-law Mushtaque Antulay. ...

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Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose in judicial remand till Dec 5

Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose, nabbed in connection with the multi-croe rupee Saradha scam, was Saturday sent to judicial custody till Dec 5 by a city court after the CBI opposed his bail plea arguing the MP may try to influence witnesses. Bose was arrested Nov 21 by the Central Bureau of Investigation, probing the Saradha scan, which ...

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Coal Scam Takes New Turn: CBI Finds ‘Enough Evidence’ to Proceed Case against Birla, Parakh

CBI said it has got enough evidence to carry on against Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and others accused in the coal bock allocation scam case to the Delhi court on Monday. A special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar reportedly said, “Arguments heard. Special Public Prosecutor states that from the overall facts and circumstances, ...

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Upcoming AIIMS to Have Ayush Departments, Says Harsh Vardhan

Every upcoming All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the country will have “huge” departments of alternative medicine with a special focus on ayurveda, said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday. While speaking at the 6th All India Congress on ayurveda, Harsh Vardhan said, “We want to ensure that ayurveda gets proper recognition in modern day science.” He said: ...

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Rajnath Calls Governments Across the World ‘Tackle Global Terrorism’

As the terrorist attacks get increased, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh called on governments across the world to collectively address the issue of safe havens for organised criminal and terrorist groups on Wednesday. At an Interpol ministerial meeting and general assembly conducted in Monaco, Rajnath Singh said, "Governments across the world have to collectively address the issue of safe havens ...

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