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  • Assad: Trump a natural ally if he fights terror

    Damascus : Syria’s Bashar al-Assad has said in an interview that Donald Trump will be a ‘natural ally’ if the US president-elect fulfils his pledge to fight ‘terrorists’.

  • India incredibly important to me: Pramila

    The first ever Indian-American woman to be elected to the US House of Representatives feels there is a lot to be done to make sure the US continues to support India (more…)

  • Mayor resigns over Michelle Obama ‘ape in heels’ post

    Washington: The mayor of Clay, West Virginia, has resigned and another county official is out following their exchange over a racist Facebook post that compared US first lady Michelle Obama to an “ape in heels.”

  • Breaking protocol, Don leaves press behind for FAMILY dinner

    New York: President-elect Donald Trump emerged from his New York skyscraper for the first time in days, moving about the nation’s largest city without a pool of journalists on hand to ensure the public has knowledge of his whereabouts, reports AP.

  • Bhopal: Invalid Rs 40,000 stolen from Bank of Baroda

    BHOPAL: Invalid currency worth Rs 40,000 was stolen from Bank of Baroda. An officer had brought it for exchange. SHO Ashish Dhruve said, “Smriti Manav is an officer in Bank of Baroda. She had Rs 40,000 in her purse. She was told by mother that her purse was at Ankur Complex. As per CCTV footage, a youth came and had meeting with chief manager Suraj Singh Parishar who was just adjacent to

  • Morocco in Bhopal

    When you enter the gate of Café Hideout, you enter a Moroccan World. The café, near 10 Number Bus Stop, is themed on Moroccan architecture and has been designed according to the needs of the Indian visitors. Anuraag Bansal, the owner informed that during his tours to Dubai, he was impressed with the décor at various places. “When I researched a bit, I found that the décor is inspired from the Moroccan

  • Demonetisation: In line to exchange old notes, man dies of heart attack

    Bhayander: The scramble and panic to exchange phased out currency has claimed yet another life. This time in the form of a 53-year-old Bhayandar resident who succumbed to a severe heart attack while standing in queue for more than two hours to exchange demonetised notes outside a bank in Bhayandar on Wednesday.

  • Russia quits Int’l Criminal Court

    Moscow : Russia said on Wednesady that it is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the International Criminal Court, saying the tribunal has failed to live up to the hopes of the international community, according to a report AFP.

  • Demonetisation: Opposition mounts assault on government in winter session

    New Delhi: The winter session of Rajya Sabha opened on Wednesday with a united Opposition mounting an assault on the government over demonetisation, saying it had led to “economic anarchy” in the country and alleged selective leak of the information before the announcement which should be probed by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).

  • ‘Over 56,000 displaced from Mosul’

    Mosul : More than 56,000 people have fled Mosul and surrounding areas, where military operations began to retake the embattled Iraqi city from the Islamic State (IS) militants began a month ago, a monitoring organisation said, reports IANS.

  • Govt puts off raising ATM withdrawal limit to `4000

    New Delhi : Whilst most of the Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) lie empty, the government has quietly issued a gazette notification, dashing hopes that “the limit of withdrawals shall be raised to Rs 4,000 per day per card from November 19” as notified on November 8.

  • ID copies not required to exchange notes: RBI

    New Delhi : The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday asked the banks not to insist on the photocopies of the customers’ identities for exchange of the old currency notes.

  • MHA reviewing situation every 2 hours

    Three top officials of the Home Ministry are in regular touch with DGPs of all states and taking feedback from them. The Centre has already asked all states to ensure proper security at all banks, ATMs and vehicles transporting cash.

  • Hardship may continue for a month: Rajnath

    Rewari (Haryana) : The hardship arising out of demonetisation may continue for around a month, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday, describing the move as the first step towards achieving economic and social freedom. Speaking at a rally here, Singh asked the people to bear with the difficulties for some time as it would usher in a bright future in the long run. “It wasn’t a small decision. We admit that

  • Sena joins Didi’s march against demonetisation

    New Delhi : Much to the embarrassment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena – a partner in his coalition government – joined a march led by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday, to protest against the crisis created by scrapping of the currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500.

  • Mamata to join Kejri’s public meeting

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address a public meeting in Azadpur Mandi in north Delhi on Thursday against the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

  • To offset cash crisis woes, Gaya temple offers free ‘pind daan’

    Gaya: A temple in Bihar’s Gaya district is offering free ‘pind daan’ services to the people to offset their demonetisation woes. “We’re providing full support to the people as there is shortage of currency notes. We are doing pind daan without taking any money,” said a local pandit.

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