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  • Sidhu, Pargat may join Congress; duo running short of options

    As the dates for the Punjab Assembly Polls get closer, uncertainty still looms large over the candidature of key contestants including that of sports person-turned politicians Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pargat Singh. The main political parties including Congress, BJP and AAP are burning midnight fuel to get former BJP MP[Read More…]

  • Government will announce more steps to ease cash crunch: Jaitley    

    Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the government will announce more steps to ease the cash crunch in rural areas. “The situation is normalising in the urban areas. In the next few days, the focus will be on the rural areas so that farmers have enough funds because[Read More…]

  • 68 supporters of ISIS arrested in India: Govt

    The NIA and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 supporters of dreaded terror outfit ISIS in various parts of the country, Lok Sabha was informed  on Tuesday . “The National Investigation Agency and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 ISIS supporters/sympathisers,” Minister of State for Home[Read More…]

  • PM seeks views of people on demonetisation

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the people to directly convey their views to him on demonetisation via his App. He asked the public to participate in a survey where a number of questions have been posed with regard to scrapping of old ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 currency[Read More…]

  • Jet, set, go! 6 fighter jets touchdown for opening of Agra-Lucknow Expressway

    In a historical event, eight Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets touched down on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Uttar Pradesh, India’s longest expressway, as it opens to public on Monday. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was present when his father and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav opened the Agra-Lucknow Expressway at[Read More…]

  • Farmers can now use old ₹500 notes to buy seeds

    The government on Monday allowed farmers to purchase seeds with the old ₹500 bank notes, declared illegal less than two weeks ago by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The new rule allows farmers to purchase seeds with old denomination bank notes of ₹ 500 from outlets belonging to the central or[Read More…]

  • Opposing demonetisation against country’s interest, says Fadnavis

    Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis has said those opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation were harming the country and people should come together to “win this decisive battle against black money”. “We are going towards a new economic independence. In this battle for economic independence, the person who stands[Read More…]

  • BJP drags feet on recommendations of own task force on black money

    The Narendra Modi-led government claims that the demonetisation move is aimed at dealing with the menace of domestic black money but the party has failed to implement study of a task force constituted by it to retrieve the black money. Instead of implementing recommendations of its own task force, the[Read More…]

  • PM Modi has implemented Karl Marx’s idea on black money: Uma Bharti

    Senior BJP leader and union minister Uma Bharti said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was following the teachings of Karl Marx. “Ye Marxwadiyon ka agenda hai jo PM laagu kar rahe hain. Jo kabhi Lohia ne kaha, kabhi Kanshi Ram ne kaha. Balki sahi mein, Marx ne jo kaha, Pradhan[Read More…]

  • Navy rubbishes Pak Navy claim that it stopped Indian sub from entering waters

    Indian Navy on Friday denied the Pakistani Navy claim that it had prevented an Indian submarine from entering its territorial water. “Indian Navy categorically denies the statement of Pakistani Navy as blatant lies,” Navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma said. He added that the Indian Navy did not have any[Read More…]

  • AIIMS flooded with calls from donors to help Sushma

    As soon as people got to know that Sushma Swaraj is undergoing dialysis in AIIMS, the hospital is flooded with calls with kidney donation offers. The phone start ringing hours after Sushma tweeted about her kidney failure on Wednesday. “I cannot remember the exact number of calls that I have[Read More…]

  • Adani, Ambani knew of demonetisation, says BJP MLA Bhawani Singh Rajawat

    BJP MLA from Ladpura in Rajasthan’s Kota district Bhawani Singh Rajawat has purportedly claimed that Ambani and Adani had prior knowledge of the demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1,000, as shown in a video released online. “Adani, Ambani atram-satram in sab ko pehle hi pata thha. Inko hint de diya gaya.[Read More…]

  • Central govt staff up to Group C allowed ₹10k advance salary

    The government on Thursday announced that the central government employees up to Group ‘C’ now can draw salary advance up to ₹10,000 in cash that’ll be adjusted against their November salaries. Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech stated that interim provisions have[Read More…]

  • The small fishes are dying while the crocodiles are enjoying: Yechury on demonetisation

    Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed a strong debate on government’s demonetisation scheme. Anand Sharma ,Congress deputy leader in Rajya Sabha ,led the opposition’ charge. “86% of the currency in the markets was 500/1000 notes, was scrapped by just one announcement. Was it all black?” Sharma asked. CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury[Read More…]

  • ATM now means ‘Aayega Tab Milega’, says Mamata

    After leading a march of opposition parties to Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said now common people have to wait for cash to arrive in ATMs, which was initially meant to dispense cash whenever a user needed it. “Initially ATM meant ‘All time Money’ now[Read More…]

  • Goa government employees demand salary in cash

    Goa government employees have demanded that their salary for the current month be paid in cash rather than be deposited in bank accounts, considering the difficulties faced to withdraw money. Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA), in a written communication to Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, said, “to make the withdrawal of[Read More…]

  • Pakistan can’t be bullied, capable of defending itself: Sharif

    Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said Pakistan cannot be bullied by Indian “tactics” and its restraint should not be “misunderstood” as weakness, warning that his country was fully capable of defending against “any belligerence”. His remarks came a day after the Pakistan Army admitted that seven of its soldiers[Read More…]

  • ‘Nirbhaya gangrape convicts too young to be hanged’

    A senior lawyer appointed to assist the Supreme Court in the 2012 Nirbhaya fatal gangrape case as “amicus curiae” has urged the judges not to send the four death row convicts to the gallows, saying they are too young to be hanged. The SC is hearing appeals of Mukesh (24),[Read More…]

  • Cash-starved farmer ends life

    A 45-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide as he was apparently upset over not being able to get his high-denomination notes exchanged for fresh ones due to serpentine queues in banks. The farmer Ravi Pradhan’s wife Pushplata claimed that he was in urgent need of money to help their two sons[Read More…]

  • Border skirmishes: J&K govt orders reopening of schools   

    Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered reopening of schools in the border areas of Jammu from Tuesday that were closed following the increasing tension between India and Pakistan post September 29 surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC). At least 174 schools along Indo-Pak border areas were closed[Read More…]

  • I have taken rebirth, says Jayalalithaa

    In her first statement released since September, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that she has taken rebirth because of people’s prayers. “Due to the continuous prayers by people in Tamil Nadu, in other states and across the world, I have taken rebirth and I am happy to share[Read More…]

  • Resignation of Congress MLAs political stunt: Badal

    Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday termed the submission of resignation letters by Congress MLAs, to protest the SCruling on SYL issue, as “political stunt” and also claimed that AAP is a party of “hypocrites and opportunists”. The resignation of “treacherous” Congress leaders is aimed at “deriving political[Read More…]

  • Artist offers ‘Subway Therapy’ for New Yorkers regretting Trump triumph

    New Yorker’s regretting the catastrophe of Trump’s victory have finally found a solution to relieve their mind- by expressing their political souls onto sticky notes that fit walls of the Manhattan subway station. Democrat candidate Hillary’s loss over Trump had bought many of her New York supporters in deep stress.[Read More…]

  • Jayalalithaa recovers, she can leave: Apollo Hospitals

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment since September, has recovered and she can leave the hospital whenever she feels like it, Apollo Hospitals said on Saturday. The AIADMK chief was admitted to the Chennai facility with high fever and dehydration on September 22, but news[Read More…]

  • BJP deposited Rs 1 cr in bank account hours before demonetisation: CPI(M)

    CPI(M) West Bengal unit on Friday alleged that a huge amount of cash has been deposited in the bank account of the BJP state unit. The deposits were made hours before the demonetisation announcement and using only the bank notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000, The Hindu Business Line reported. An[Read More…]

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