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Mamata's frustration due to demonetisation: Parrikar

Panaji : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday suggested that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent outburst against the army was due to political frustration caused by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to demonetise high-value currency notes.

Speaking at a poll rally here, Parrikar also said that there is no need to drag the army into a political squabble.


Kejriwal wants Amit Shah probed over 'hidden wealth'

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded a probe against BJP President Amit Shah following allegations that he may have used a Gujarat property dealer as a front to disclose unaccounted Rs 13,860 crore.

The property dealer, Mahesh Shah, disclosed the unaccounted money under a tax amnesty scheme.

"Amit shah should respond to Hardik Patel's allegations. Very serious! It should be investigated," the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader tweeted.


Packet of banned notes found in Kolkata

Kolkata : A packet-full of torn and damaged currency notes of demonetised denominations was recovered in the city outskirts on Sunday, police said.

Locals spotted the plastic packet stuffed with torn pieces of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes near a road in the Rajarhat area. Police came and took custody of the packet.

"We have recovered a packet with torn notes. We are investigating these notes and trying to trace their origin," a police officer said.


MIM seeks Maharashtra wide liquor ban on Milad-un-Nabi

MIM Writes to CM, Maharashtra to ban liquor on Eid Milad

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Giriraj Singh advocates 'nasbandi' after 'notebandi'

Patna : Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Sunday said after 'notebandi' (demonetisation), there is an urgent need to make laws for 'nasbandi' (sterilisation) in the country.

Singh, who is the Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, is the second senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader who has advocated sterilisation after demonetisation.

Last week, former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Sanjay Paswan said sterilisation will help control population of the country.


A possible Congress-SP alliance aims to nullify the rise and power of BSP, not the BJP

By Faisal Fareed,

After Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s statements regarding forging an alliance with Congress in upcoming polls, politics has stepped up in Lucknow.

People are seeing it as an effort by Mulayam Singh Yadav to stop division of ‘secular’ votes and prevent the BJP from coming to power. On the contrary, it is now Mulayam’s strategy to prevent BSP from assuming power. A win for the BSP will push the Mulayam clan into oblivion, while a strong BJP will always benefit the Yadavs.

International Science Fest will focus on Modi's cashless call: Minister

New Delhi : Union Science and Technology Miniser Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday announced that the upcoming India International Science Fest (IISF) will focus on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a "Cashless Society".

"All transactions at the fest will be cashless," the minister said.

The IISF will be held here December 7-11 December here. Israeli Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis will pay special visit to the fest, which will be inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on December 8.


BJP hits out at Rahul for TRP politics comments

New Delhi : Hours after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of practising TRP politics, the BJP hit back, terming Gandhi himself a "champion of TRP politics and victim of incompetence".


Samajwadi Party-Congress combine can win more than 300 seats: Akhilesh

New Delhi : Asserting the ruling Samajwadi Party will retain power in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday kept the doors open for an alliance with the Congress for next years assembly polls, saying the combine can win over 300 seats in the 403-member House.

Talking about Congress poll strategist Prashant Kishor meeting SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav as also himself, he said the onus was on Congress to decide on a possible alliance.


84% surveyed found laundering common post-demonetisation

New Delhi : A survey participated in by 4,799 respondents said 84 per cent of them found laundering to be common post the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8.

According to the survey conducted by the Local Circles citizen engagement platform, "84 percent people think that laundering became common post-demonetisation."