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  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi calls Rahul Gandhi ‘Gappu’, says his political journey from Pappu to Gappu is full of lies

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday slammed Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his latest remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the Rafale deal and demonetization. Speaking to ANI, the Union Minister said that the Gandhi scion’s political journey from Pappu to Gappu (the one who makes tall claims) is full of lies because of which he is making such bizarre statements against the government.

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    RBI exposes biggest flop show ever

    An 8 year old girl dies in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahua village after being allegedly deprived of timely medical attention after demonetisation in November 2016 as her family had only old notes and had no time for exchange. On November 10, 2016, Teerthraji, 60 died in Gorakhpur after she collapsed in front of a closed gate of a bank. Vishwanath Vartak, 73 collapsed and died on the spot after having waited in a

  • Indore: ED files chargesheet in multi-crore Katni money laundering scam

    Indore: The sub zonal office of Enforcement Directorate here on Tuesday filed chargesheet in the multi-crore  Katni hawala and money laundering case that was reported from Katni district in which it alleged that funds to the tune of Rs 500 crore were illegally routed by the accused, using fake bank accounts, post demonetisation.

  • Nothing to panic on the economy

    For the first four years of his term, the rupee was stable, global oil prices moderate, foreign funds  poured into debt and equity markets and investment projects, and inflation was more or less under control while the twin deficits were cause of not much concern. No longer, though. Now that Modi is in the penultimate year of his five-year term, and a tough parliamentary election lies ahead next year, things on the

  • Katni hawala case: Property attachment of Saraogi brothers gets nod

    Indore: In a jolt to three kingpins of Rs 500-crore Katni hawala case, Enforcement Directorate’s adjudicating authority has cleared attachment of land worth Rs 2.65 crore in Katni and Raipur. The trio had amassed property though money-laundering during demonetisation.

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    4 years of Modi Government: After 1,460 days of Modi rule, ‘achhe din’ yet to come, feel experts

    New Delhi: There’s only one year more to go for the BJP-led regime before another test at the hustings. But is the country any nearer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promised ‘acche din‘ (good days)? Four years ago, the country had voted the present regime to power on hopes of better days in all socio-economic-political spheres. But despite some strong structural reforms like GST, and gut-wrenching

  • demonetisation

    Long before India, these 5 countries tried demonetisation, but failed miserably!

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of demonetisation on November 8, 2016, to invalidate Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes caused chaos. Each individual had and still have different perception of the move. Some consider it as a positive step towards the end of black money while others feel it failed to achieve its aim. India is not the only country to come up with demonetisation, there are countries who experimented with it

  • Rahul Gandhi’s new avatar: Is it here to stay or just an aberration?

    The grand old party (GOP) of India, Indian National Congress, which governed India for close to 60 years out of 70 years of independence is currently facing an existential crisis in Indian polity. The party, which took part in the independence struggle is reduced to just a fringe element and over the past three and a half years, Congress is losing elections after elections and is now fighting for its survival and

  • Yashwant Sinha Outburst: His hard-hitting take on economy

    Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume-2 : State of the Economy – An Analytical Overview and Outlook for Policy

    Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume 2 was laid in the Parliament today. The Survey notices a rekindled optimism on structural reforms in Indian economy. Various factors such as launch of the GST; Positive impacts of demonetization; decision in principle to privatize Air India; further rationalization of energy subsidies and Actions to address the Twin Balance Sheet (TBS) challenge contribute to this optimism. The document also adds that a growing confidence that macro-economic stability has become entrenched is evident

  • Govt asks banks to deposit junked notes with RBI by July 20

    New Delhi: The government has given a last chance to district cooperative banks, commercial banks and post offices to deposit the banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes with the Reserve Bank by July 20, provided they were collected within the specified time period.

  • Bhopal: RSS, BJP help only big businessmen not farmers, says Digvijay

    Bhopal: The RSS propaganda of ‘Hinduism is in danger’ and the Muslims will outnumber Hindus in the country is nothing but a bogey. The population of Muslims will never be more than 18 per cent of the country’s population because of the spread of education, Muslims are increasingly opting for small families. The RSS propaganda of ‘Hinduism is in danger’ and the Muslims will outnumber Hindus in the country is nothing

  • Bhopal: Railway station bookstalls going the way of the Dodo?

    Bhopal: Fifty-seven -year-old AH Wheeler & Co Pvt Ltd, 24-year-old Mehta and Sarvodaya Book Stalls at Bhopal and Habibganj railway stations respectively are on the verge of closure. In last three years, their sales are down by up to 90 per cent due to Internet-enabled mobile phones and free Wi-Fi at railway stations. Demonetisation, the persons manning the book stalls say, is also one of its reasons.

  • Thane: Three nabbed for duping businessman of Rs 9 lakh

    Bhayandar: Sleuths of the Mira Road police have arrested three people who duped a local businessman who wanted to earn some quick money by illegally offering new currency notes in exchange of demonetised currency of higher value.

  • Bhopal: 6 months after note ban, cash crunch refuses to go away

    BHOPAL: It is now almost six months since PM Modi overnight placed lakhs of crores worth of currency notes out of circulation. But the after-effects of demonetisation continue to linger on and cash is still in short-supply. The situation is somewhat comfortable in the urban areas but the countryside is facing an acute dearth of cash. In Madhya Pradesh, the problem has assumed momentous proportions due to the ongoing process of purchase

  • Economists, bankers dismiss GDP growth despite demonetization

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi was quick to crow in the poll meetings in Uttar Pradesh about 7% GDP growth in the third quarter of 2016-17 and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley touted it as a slap on the critics of the government’s demonetisation move claiming crippling impact on the economy.

  • Beware, hypocrisy is in the air

    Either Jaitley and Modi are  living in La La Land and conjuring up a picture of the Indian economy that bears no resemblance  to reality or the alternative  scenario of imminent collapse is a political positioning exercise.