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    Even before EC verdict, nameplate calling Akhilesh SP chief appears at party HQ

    Lucknow: Even before the Election Commission (EC) had granted the use of the Samajwadi Party's 'bicycle' symbol to Akhilesh Yadav's faction, supporters of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Monday put up a nameplate at Samajwadi Party headquarters that read "Akhilesh Yadav, Party President". The nameplate appeared moments after Mulayam...

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    Modi has 'murdered' the soul of RBI, wants his face on everything: Rahul

    Rishikesh (Uttarakhand): Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of impinging upon the autonomy of institutions like the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the Central Bank's Governor was informed of his decision on demonetisation just a day before the move. "RBI was created as an institution which would work...

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    GST rollout postponed to July 1, issue of dual control resolved: Jaitley

    Mumbai: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been postponed to July 1. "There was a broad view that July 1 appears to be a more realistic date to roll-out," Jaitley said after a meeting of the ninth GST Council. However, he added that the contentious issue of dual control was resolved at the meet....

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    RBI raises daily cash withdrawal limit from ATMs to Rs 10,000

    Mumbai: In a major relief, the Reserve Bank today more than doubled the daily ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 but retained the weekly ceiling at Rs 24,000. RBI however doubled the weekly withdrawal limit from current accounts to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 50,000 - a move which will ease cash position of small traders. "On a review of limits placed on withdrawals from ATMs and current...

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    All 5 Indian Americans elected to US Congress get key portfolios

    Washington : All five Indian-American lawmakers, the highest in the history of the US Congress, have been nominated to influential Congressional panels. Congressman Ro Khanna representing Silicon Valley has been nominated to the powerful House Budget Committee, while Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, elected to the House of Representatives from Seattle, would serve on yet another...

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    Note ban: RBI governor Urjit Patel to face Parliamentary PAC on Jan 20

    New Delhi: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman K V Thomas today said a meeting with Finance Ministry officials has been deferred to February 10 in view of Budget preparations, but Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel will appear before it as per schedule on January 20 on the demonetisation issue. Parliament's PAC had asked Patel and Finance Ministry...

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    Dangal girl Zaira writes open letter apologising for meeting CM Mufti

    Mumbai: Zaira Wasim, who played the younger Geeta Phogat in the critical and commercial blockbuster 'Dangal,' has written an open letter, reacting to the controversy surrounding her recent meeting with Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti. The 16-year-old Kashmiri actress had come in for a lot of backlash, post her meeting with the CM, so much so that...

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    Impossible to achieve Sachin Tendulkar's landmarks, says Virat Kohli

    Mumbai: Drawing comparisons between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli is quite common. For few cricket fans the current Indian captain is a better batsman than the 'Master Blaster', while few believe that the achievements of Tendulkar can never be repeated. In an interview with BCCI.TV, the swashbuckling batsman expressed that he may not be able to play as long as...

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    Sunbeds may up deadly skin cancer risk: study

    London: Sunbeds, used in indoor tanning sessions, may put people at increased risk of melanoma - the most dangerous type of skin cancer, a new study has warned. Melanoma has the strongest increase in incidence in the last decade, and the incidence rates have never been as high as in 2014, researchers said. The World Health Organisation (WHO) based International Agency for Research on Cancer has...

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    Ambedkar a bigger leader than Gandhiji, responsible for secularism: Owaisi

    Sambhal (UP): Terming Babasaheb Ambedkar a "bigger leader" than Mahatma Gandhi, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said it was because of the secular and class-free Constitution given by the Dalit icon which has ensured justice in society. Owaisi's remark came during an All-India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) rally in Sambhal on Sunday as he...

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