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DU student falls from college building, critical

New Delhi : A 20-year-old Delhi University student was critically injured after she fell from the third floor of the college building here on Thursday, police said.

Sujata, a third year B.A. (Prog) student of Vivekananda College in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar, went to sit for an examination at around 9 a.m and fell from the third floor window which did not have a grille around 12.45 p.m, police said.

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Demonetisation survey fake, sponsored, says Mayawati

New Delhi : Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursdasy attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling his survey on demonetisation as "fake and sponsored" and dared him to dissolve the Lok Sabha and face elections.

"The survey of Modiji is fake and sponsored. If he has guts then he should dissolve the Lok Sabha and face elections, then only real survey can be done," Mayawati told media outside the Parliament.

Mayawati's remarks came after the government on Wednesday said over 93 per cent of people taking part in an app-based survey supported the move.

नोटबंदी के बहाने मोदी के पाले में जाते सीएम नीतीश!

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net

नोटबंदी के बहाने बिहार की ज़मीन पर एक बड़ा राजनीतिक घटनाक्रम अंगड़ाई लेता नज़र आ रहा है. बिहार के मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार खुलकर प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के समर्थन में खड़े हो गए हैं. कभी मोदी के कटू आलोचक रहे नीतिश कुमार हर दूसरे दिन अपने संबोधन में नोटबंदी की शान में क़सीदे पढ़ते नज़र आ रहे हैं. यहां तक कि इस नोटबंदी की वजह से भीषण समस्या झेल रहे देश भर के मजदूरों और किसानों से भी उनकी सहानुभूति नज़र नहीं आ रही है.

93% respondents support demonetisation, says app survey; manufactured, says Congress

New Delhi : In the face of relentless opposition attack, the government on Wednesday said over 93 per cent of the people who responded in a survey on the Prime Minister's official app supported the demonetisation of high-denomination notes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought public opinion on his official app, wherein questions were posted regarding the scrapping of Rs 500/1,000 notes. Over five lakh people participated in the survey within 24 hours.

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BJP 'Sankalp March' to back demonetisation on Friday

New Delhi : The Delhi BJP on Wednesday said it will organise a "Sankalp March" on November 25 in support of the Union government's move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to curb "black money and corruption".

"We will stage a Sankalp March on November 25 in support of the action against black money by Prime Minister Narender Modi's government," Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Satish Upadhyay told reporters.

Government arrogant, failed to apologise for demonetisation deaths: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday accused the government of arrogance and said it had failed to apologise for the deaths of people following the November 8 demonetisation of high denomination currency notes.

"The government is so arrogant that it is not ready to acknowledge and express regrets over the deaths of persons in the wake of demonetisation. For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his position has become important," Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

Amid slugfest over notes ban, Congress sounds warning bell in Bihar

Patna : Amid continuing slugfest over the Centre's demonetisation move, the Bihar Congress on Wednesday said the party can walk out of the state's ruling Grand Alliance if ordered by its high command.

"The Congress joined the Grand Alliance -- comprising the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress -- on the directive of its high command and is ready to break free if the party top brass ordered," Congress Bihar unit President Ashok Choudhary told the media here.

CPI-M Kerala Minister shielding murder accused staffer: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram : The Congress party in Kerala has accused State Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma of behaving irresponsibly by defending one of her staff members who was arrested by the CBI in a murder case.

Maxin was arrested on Tuesday along with CPI-M's Kollam district committee member K. Babu Panikkar and party youth leader Riyaz, for the April 2010 murder case of local Congress leader Ramabhadran, who was hacked to death by a group of people at his house in front of his family members.

Two weeks later, people still spending long nights outside banks

By Anand Singh

New Delhi : A chill has set in at 10 pm when the first customers start gathering outside a small SBI branch in Geeta Colony in east Delhi with the aim of drawing cash when it opens in the morning.

Welcome to India's new banking hours -- post demonetisation.

"I will spend the night here," Surender Sahni, who deals in second hand motorcycles, told IANS as he sat down on the pavement outside the bank branch and covered his face with a shawl to beat the chill.

Tell Modi to resolve currency problems: Mayawati to Pranab

New Delhi : BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to tell Prime Minister Narendra Modi to redress the problems faced by the people following demonetisation.

She demanded to know why Modi was scared of facing the opposition in Parliament.

"The people of the country and the entire opposition is seeking answers but the Prime Minister seems to be unable to gather courage and face those questions," she told the media.

"He is trying to defend the decision outside the House but inside he is deputing others to answer for him," Mayawati said.

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