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Frustrated Delhiites protest with 'ATM pooja'

New Delhi : Frustrated over "No Cash" messages displayed outside banks and ATMs, residents of an east Delhi locality on Sunday organised a 'pooja' of an ATM, praying that it dispenses some cash.

The unique worhip was organised in east Delhi's Jagatpuri area, where over 50 local people went to the State Bank of India ATM and worshipped the cash dispensing machine.

Bhola, a resident of the area, told IANS: "The ATM of the SBI has not been dispensing cash since demonetisation, so we performed its pooja, so that it dispenses some cash."


Government warns Jan Dhan holders against misuse of account

New Delhi : After a sudden surge in deposits in Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana accounts showed up various inconsistencies, the government on Sunday again cautioned such account holders not to allow their deposits to be misused in the wake of the November 8 demonetisation move.

"Investigation being conducted by the Income Tax Department across India into the sudden surge in cash deposits in Jan Dhan accounts have revealed various inconsistencies," a Union Finance Ministry release here said.


Demonetisation is akin to demolishing mountain to catch a rat: Ramadoss

Chennai : PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Sunday said the BJP-led government's demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to eradicate black money is akin to demolishing a mountain to catch a rat.

Citing an earlier IANS report, Ramadoss said the report quoting data from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shows the ground level picture of the demonetisation decision.

Ramadoss said that while the central government contends demonetisation of high denomination notes would result in capture of black money, the news that emanates gives a contrary picture.


Assam madrassas break no laws by taking off on Friday, but for BJP it is an ‘issue’ that must be tackled

By Staff Reporter

Karnataka suspends two IAS officers with 'black money'

Bengaluru : The Karnataka government on Friday suspended two senior IAS officers for allegedly hoarding unaccounted cash in crores and bullion and gold jewellery at their homes.

"IAS officers T.N. Chikkarayappa and S.C. Jayachandra have been suspended with immediate effect in connection with the income tax raids on them and seizure of Rs 6 crore in cash, 7 kg of bullion and 9 kg of gold jewellery from their houses," Home Minister G. Parameshwara told the legislative council, which is meeting at Belagavi.


SC displeased over inordinate delay in filling vacancies in NHRC

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its displeasure over inordinate delay in the appointment of members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) including its Director General (Investigation) - posts which are vacant for nearly two and half years.

Expressing its anguish, the bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud wanted to know the cause of delay in appointing the member NHRC and its DG, Investigation - who is an Indian Police Service officer of director general rank.


AIMPLB launches women’s helpline in seven languages

By TCN News

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) launched its toll free All India Women Helpline call centre on December 1, 2016 in Hyderabad.

Women can call on the toll free helpline 1800 102 8426 from 10 am to 5 pm daily to get their problems resolved.

The helpline aims to help and guide women callers from all sects and schools of thought in seven languages: English, Urdu, English, Malayalam, Bengali, Telugu and Kannada. After six months, the Board will add more languages, it said in a release.

27 bank officials suspended for violative activities post-demonetisation

New Delhi : As many as 27 public sector bank officials were suspended and six transferred for carrying out violative activities post-demonetisation, an official statement said on Friday.

"Some cases have come to notice of officials involved in carrying out transactions which were irregular and violative of Resrve Bank of India's instructions," the Finance Ministry said in a statement.


More women reporting cases of sexual harassment: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi : Women are coming forward in larger numbers to report cases of sexual harassment at the workplace, Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said here on Friday.

As per the National Crime Records Bureau data, 57 and 119 cases of sexual harassment at the workplace were reported in the year 2014 and 2015, respectively.

"This increase in number shows that more and more women are coming forward to seek police assistance in such cases and are not suffering in silence," said Gandhi in a reply to the Lok Sabha.


Tribal students confined to hostels during Jharkhand shutdown

Ranchi : Tribal students were on Friday confined to their hostels in Jharkhand to prevent them from taking part in the shutdown called by tribal organisations to protest the amendments to the two state land acts.

Security forces have been deployed outside the tribal students' hostels in Ranchi, Dumka as well as other parts of the state.

The security personnel have been asked to keep the students inside the hostels.