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    'No plans to introduce Rs 1000 notes': Shaktikanta Das debunks reports

    Mumbai: Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday refuted media reports that the government was working on plans to introduce new Rs 1,000 currency notes. Instead the government was focusing to enable enough cash supply in lower denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes that were not in enough quantity during 50-days' note ban drive from November 10 -...

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    Trump admin unveils sweeping plan to deport illegal immigrants

    Washington: The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation, according to drafts of two memos seen by Reuters and first reported by McClatchy news organization on Saturday. Two sources familiar with the plans told Reuters the documents have been approved by Secretary of Homeland Security John...

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    PMO upset over 'poor performance' of Rail Min, shoots off angry letter

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has voiced extreme displeasure over the functioning of Railways, in a letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's office. According to a report in DNA, the letter, written on January 31, expresses dissatisfaction over the functioning of the Railways, especially in the light of train derailments last year which killed...

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    IAF man kills colleague, cuts body into pieces; stores it in polythene bags

    Bathinda (Punjab): An Air Force Sergeant from Bhisiana air force station in Punjab, and his wife have been arrested for allegedly murdering a colleague, chopping his body into pieces and stuffing it into polythene bags. According to a report in Hindustan Times, police found pieces of the body of Vipin Shukla, a corporal in the Air Force Wives Welfare Association...

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    Hormone may explain why people are happier in marriage

    Married couples may be healthier than single, divorced or widowed adults at least in part because they have lower levels of a stress hormone associated with a variety of medical problems, a recent study suggests. Previous research has linked marriage to a longer life and other health benefits, which could be due to the relationship itself or to other factors like higher household income,...

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    Jolly LLB 2 defamation case: HC refuses to stay summons to Akshay, makers

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the summons issued by a trial court against Bollywood movie 'Jolly LLB 2' producers Fox Star Studios on a defamation case by Bata footwear company which was aggrieved by a dialogue in the film. "I am not going to stay it (summons)," Justice Mukta Gupta said and issued notice to the Delhi...

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    Hyderabad: 6 workers killed as air cooler unit catches fire, owner held

    Hyderabad: Six people were killed when a fire broke out in an air cooler manufacturing unit at Attapur in Hyderabad on Wednesday. According to reports, the incident happened at around 5 am when the workers, belonging to Odisha, were sleeping in the shed of 'A1 Air-Coolers', a small scale unit made of iron-sheets. Preliminary investigations revealed that the fire...

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    TN trust vote: DMK leaders, led by Stalin, go on statewide hunger strike

    Tiruchirappalli: DMK leaders, accompanied by party working president MK Stalin, went on a statewide hunger strike in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday to protest the ruckus in the state Assembly on Saturday during the Palanisamy trust vote. Stalin had on Sunday announced that the DMK would hold a hunger strike across Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. On Sunday, Stalin sat on a hunger strike...

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    Chennai: 4 college students under intelligence scanner for ISIS links

    Chennai: The custodial interrogation of an ISIS sympathiser from the city had revealed the role of at least 14 others being involved in the Chennai module; of them four could be college students. The suspect Mohamed Iqbal (32) was planning to take the Schengen route to join the fight in Syria in support of ISIS and was making arrangements. Iqbal, presently in the custody of...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Can't declare Pak a terror state, have to maintain diplomatic ties: govt

    New Delhi: A Private Member's Bill, which seeks to declare Pakistan a country sponsoring terrorism, will be opposed by the government in Parliament. 'The Declaration of Countries as Sponsor of Terrorism Bill, 2016', moved by Independent member Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha, "seeks to call out states like Pakistan that continue to associate,...

    • 3 hrs ago

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