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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."


Bengal targeted as Mamata slammed demonetisation: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that West Bengal was targeted by the central government as its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dared to slam demonetisation.

"West Bengal is being targeted because Mamtadi dared to speak against demonetisation," Kejriwal tweeted.

Later, talking to reporters here, Kejriwal said: "Mamata ji is raising the strongest voice against (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi's demonetisation. If she had praised him, the army won't have been sent."


In democracy, people hit back when hurt, says Akhilesh

New Delhi : Contending the Narendra Modi governments move to demonetise higher value currency notes has failed to address core issues of black money, corruption and counterfeiting, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said that in democracy, people hit back at the government when they are hurt.

While refusing to dwell on the rift within the Yadav family, he insisted the family feud did not hinder governance in Uttar Pradesh in any way.


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

"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.


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.


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.


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.