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Still counting notes: RBI

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Madhusudan Sahoo | NEW DELHI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced Rs9.2 lakh crore worth of new currency notes into the banking system, but nearly three weeks after the deadline for depositing the scrapped high-value currency ended on December 30, the Central bank is still counting the demonetised notes. RBI Governor Urjit Patel’s submission...

Upsurge to defend ‘Tamil culture’

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

In an outburst of protests against the Supreme Court ban on Jallikattu, thousands of youths all over Tamil Nadu came on to the streets on Wednesday demanding the immediate quashing of the ban on the traditional rural sport. Though two Ministers in the TN Government deputed by Chief Minister O Panneerselvam...

Swachchh mission: Bapu no longer on dirty places

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

As a mark of respect to the Father of Nation, the Centre has asked the State Governments not to use pictorial illustrations of Gandhiji’s spectacles as well his sketches at ‘inappropriate places’ such as community toilets, dustbins and trash cans. The Union Water and Sanitation Ministry has issued the direction to...

Irani told DU not to reveal her edu qualification, SoL informs CIC

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid the row over her educational qualification, Union Minister Smriti Irani had asked the Delhi University not to disclose it to an RTI applicant, the School of Open Learning has told the Central Information Commission. The Commission has now directed the School of Open Learning (SoL) to produce before it all...

India raises CPEC, raps China for insensitivity

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Wednesday criticised China for joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) without keeping in mind Indian sensitivities and respecting its sovereignty. He said just the way Beijing is highly sensitive on matters concerning to its sovereignty, India expects it to respect others sovereignty too. The CPEC passes...

Sr IAS officer gets marching orders for illegal riches

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

A day after the termination of of service of two senior IPS officers, the Centre on Wednesday dismissed senior IAS officer K Narasimha over corruption and disproportionate assets. Narasimha, a 1991 batch officer from UT cadre, was arrested by the CBI in 2008 after the agency unearthed huge assets in...

Delhi Police data flies in face of NDMC claims

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Kanika Mehta | NEW DELHI

Those behind New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC)’s grandiose plan to make Connaught Place pedestrian-friendly, by banning entry of cars and buses into Inner and Middle Circles of CP for three months from February, perhaps have not done proper homework before the decision, which has not gone down well with the...

SP-Cong to take on resurgent BJP

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi/Lucknow

The Congress on Tuesday announced a tie-up with the Samajwadi Party for the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said the arrangement would be finalised in the next 48 hours, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad declared that the Grand Old Party would...

ISIS lurking around to hit R-Day celebrations

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, Intelligence agencies are leaving nothing to chance and are putting stringent security measures in place in the national Capital. The agencies are taking into account everything, right from revelations by arrested Islamic State (ISIS) cadre about plans to carry out a Nice-type attack, to recovery...

Differences with China not unnatural, says PM

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged Pakistan to move away from terror if it wanted to resume the stalled dialogue process with India. Speaking at the inaugural address of ‘Raisina Dialogue’, the annual gathering of foreign policy and security experts, the PM said those in India’s neighbourhood supporting violence,...

Sunday Edition

Om Puri: Realer than reel

15 Jan 2017 | Rajesh Singh

The acting he learnt was science; the acting he did was art. No school, no teacher could have made him emote the way he did on screen...

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STATE EDITIONS

Issue clear orders in favour of pensioners: HRC to Govt

19 Jan 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

To benefit the pensioners, Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) has on Tuesday asked the State Government to issue clear directives in favour of pensioners. Commission has recommended that Rs 15,000 should be provided to the pensioner’s wife during the hearing of a case in which the government has not provided the arrears and the increased pension of 17 years to the pensioner’s family...

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SOUNDBITE

The US has an extraordinarily complicated relationship, particularly when it comes to national security with Pakistan.

White House official | Josh Earnest

I don't have any interest in going to the US and working there. I am totally interested in working for Indian films.

Actor-film-maker | Aamir Khan

Sunil Grover is pretty sober. He has overdone (prankster bit) so much that people might find his normal self different.

Actor | Anjana Sukhani
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