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Modi says happy over public support for demonetisation

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was happy that people in India were "bearing temporary difficulties for long-term gain" after demonetisation.

"I am happy to see that the people of India are bearing temporary difficulties for the long-term gain of the nation," Modi wrote in an article posted on Linkedin.com.

"In the 21st century India, there is no place for corruption. Corruption slows down growth and takes a toll on the dreams of the poor, neo-middle class and middle class," he said.

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Land registration hit hard in Bihar after Nov 8

By Imran Khan

Patna : Sambhu Prasad Singh, a deed writer, is worried as registration rates for plots of land and flats in Bihar have fallen drastically after the demonetisation on November 8.

There are 124 registry offices across Bihar. At the Patna registry office both flat and shop registrations have been badly affected.

This has led to a steep dip in Singh's and his half-a-dozen agents' earnings. They are struggling for livelihood.

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It's journalists' interpretation if they feel threatened by my tweet: BJP leader

New Delhi : Amit Malviya, head of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Information Technology unit, said that he had not meant to warn journalists about "defaming" politicians.

"But if some people see this as a warning, it is their interpretation," Malviya, who heads the battery of workers involved in seeding social media content for the party, told IANS.

Malviya was referring to the tweet he sent out about a lower court conviction of a well-known Karnataka journilist, Gouri Lankesh.

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Ramdev not keen to wed his niece to Lalu's son

Patna : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday refuted reports that he was keen on his niece marring RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, who is the Bihar health minister.

"It is nothing but a gossip spread by a section of the media," Ramdev told reporters after meeting Lalu at his official residence here.

Ramdev, who arrived here on Thursday night, to meet and address dealers of his brand -- Patanjali products, said he visited Lalu after being informed that the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief was unwell.

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Ex-MLA Shokeen sent to police custody till December 6

New Delhi : A court here on Thursday sent, to five days police custody, former Delhi legislator Rambeer Shokeen who was arrested under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for allegedly running an organised crime syndicate.

Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Pandit allowed Delhi Police to quiz Shokeen till December 6.

Earlier, a magistrate's court ha sent him to three days police custody in an Arms Act case, which expired on Thursday.

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BJP hits out at Congress over hacking allegations

New Delhi : The BJP on Thursday hit out at Congress for raising fingers at it for the hacking of Twitter accounts of the party and Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

"The allegations on BJP for hacking of Twitter accounts of Congress and Rahul Gandhi are baseless, misleading and laughable. Accusing BJP for this shows the mental bankruptcy of the Congress," BJP National Secretary Srikant Sharma said in a statement.

"The BJP refutes the allegations leveled in frustration. The Congress should refrain doing politics of such low level," he added.

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'Note scam by Kejriwal government is first post demonetisation scam'

New Delhi : Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party using the Delhi Transport Corporation to exchange Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes is the first established post demonetisation scam, BJP Delhi unit President Manoj Tiwari said on Thursday.

The allegation came after the DTC deposited Rs 3 crore revenue, most of it in demonetised notes.

"It is beyond comprehension that how so many high denomination notes can surface at the DTC which sells tickets of Rs 5 and 10," Tiwari said here.

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Mamata laments lack of cash, claims discrimination

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the central government of discrimination in cash disbursement among different states and demanded the RBI reveal detailed figures of different denomination of currency notes that are being distributed.

"There is total discrimination in disbursement of cash between States," Banerjee said on Twitter.

"Let RBI release all figures as to which state is getting which currency," she demanded.

Ram Madhav calls Omar 'apologist for terrorists'

Srinagar/New Delhi : BJP Leader Ram Madhav on Thursday hit out at former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for saying that the central ministers are provoking Pakistan to launch Nagrota-like terror attacks.

Two days after the terror strike on the army camp in Nagrota, in which seven soldiers including two officers were killed, the National Conference leader said India is paying the price for the statements made by the government post-September 29 surgical strikes on terror launch pads by the Indian Army.

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Parliamentary panel to call RBI Governor, Finance Ministry official

New Delhi : The Standing Committee for Finance on Thursday decided to call the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor and a top finance ministry official to review the situation in the country following the government's demonetisation move.

"RBI governor Urjit Patel and Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das would be called most likely on December 15 to review the situation in the country following the demonetisation move. The decision was taken unanimously by all the members of the committee," said an informed source.

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