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No black money in cooperative banks, says Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that there is "no black money in cooperative banks" and everything was according to rules and regulations.

Vijayan, addressing a meeting of representatives from the cooperative sector here, declared that Kerala will "not succumb fully to RBI with regards to the cooperative banks".

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Shift from 'class' to 'mass' banking may hit bank bottomlines

By Venkatachari Jagannathan

Chennai : The demonetisation narrative has seen a subtle shift from "curbing black money" to the need for a "cashless economy", but experts feel a cashless economy could hit the bottomlines of banks as the number of transactions would increase exponentially, making them cost-inefficient.

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Protests over allowing women to wear churidar at Padmanabhaswamy temple

Thiruvananthapuram : A day after the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here relaxed its dress code to allow entry to women wearing 'churidar', a few women entered through a side gate clad in churidar, but some devotees and officials refused to allow entry to such attire through the other gates.

Temple Executive Officer K.N. Satish said the Kerala High Court had asked him to take the decision to allow churidar based on a petition, and he stands by the decision he took before the court on Tuesday.

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Demonetisation: Funny social media posts no more a fun in MP

Bhopal : After demonetisation of high-denomination currency notes by the central government, the Madhya Pradesh government has started taking action against those posting controversial comments in social media against the move.

Over the past a few days, two persons making adverse comments about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have even been arrested. In Indore, the authorities went to the extent of imposing Section 144 in view of the controversial posts.

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Bihar backs shifting of Shahabuddin to Delhi's Tihar Jail

New Delhi : The Bihar government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it was not averse to the shifting of RJD strongman Mohammed Shahabuddin from Siwan district jail to Tihar Jail in Delhi or the transfer of trial in 45 cases he faces.

Telling the bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitava Roy that there were 75 cases against the criminal turned politician, counsel for the Bihar governmentsaid that Shahabuddin was convicted in 10 cases Shahabuddin, acquitted in 20 and in remaining 45 cases, the trial is on hold at present.

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28% citizens yet to deposit old currency in a bank: Survey

New Delhi : Around 28 per cent of respondents are yet to deposit their old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes in the bank and plan to do it before December 30, says a survey conducted by LocalCircles, a community engagement platform.

The survey was conducted across 150 cities in India in which over 8,000 citizens participated.

While 28 per cent indicated they were yet to deposit their old currency, approximately 60 percent indicated that they have already deposited their old currency in the bank.

In Nanded, thousands participate in march for Muslim reservations

By TCN News

Muslim Aarakshan Sangharsh Kruti Samiti, an umbrella organisation of various political and religious groups, organised a ‘Million March’ in Nanded on Sunday for Muslim reservation and other social issues of Marathas, Dalits and farmers.

‘अस्तित्व, अस्मिता और जनआन्दोलन’ के मुद्दे पर 2-4 दिसंबर को पटना में जमावड़ा

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पटना : जन आन्दोलनों का राष्ट्रीय समन्वय यानी एनएपीएम का 11 वां राष्ट्रीय अधिवेशन 2-4 दिसंबर को पटना के ऐतिहासिक अंजुमन इस्लामिया हॉल में होने जा रहा है. इस अधिवेशन में देश के अलग-अलग हिस्सों में चल रहे जन आन्दोलनों से जुड़े संगठन और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता भाग लेंगे. देश भर के 250 से अधिक गैर-दलीय जन संगठन इससे जुड़े हैं.

In Sangrur, Dalit face ostracisation, death and Jail for demanding land

By Pritam Singh Tinna, TwoCircles.net

For the past few weeks, most of the attention towards Punjab has been regarding the upcoming elections, and whether the incumbent Badal government will win another term or not.

ATMs new 'sweet spot' for cyber criminals in India: Report

New Delhi : At a time when people are making serpentine queues at ATM kiosks to withdraw cash owing to demonetisation, a new report said on Monday that cyber attacks on ATMs will rise in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in 2017.

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