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Demonetisation: Poor have accepted decision, we don’t see them as vote bank, says PM Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for the party’s pitch in the poll-bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur, saying the poor and poverty were not vote banks for the BJP but “an opportunity to serve”, and that despite their hardships, the poor had been “extremely supportive” of demonetisation. Modi was delivering the concluding speech at ... Read More »

Mamata’s vendetta charge baseless, says BJP


NEW DELHI: BJP reacted strongly to Mamata Banerjee’s allegation of “vendetta politics” with the party’s national secretary in-charge of West Bengal, Siddharth Nath Singh, saying the “sins” of her rule were now being exposed by the law. “She (Mamata) should stop making these baseless allegations. The rule of law is the same for everybody. My question is why only TMC ... Read More »

India, Pak exchange list of N installations


New Delhi : India and Pakistan exchanged for the 26th consecutive year the list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral agreement that prohibits them from attacking each other’s atomic facilities. “India and Pakistan today exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of ... Read More »

Senior Citizens To Get Guaranteed 8% Interest Rate For 10 Years


To protect senior citizens from falling interest rates, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Saturday said that they would be given guaranteed interest rate of 8 per cent on deposits up to Rs 7.5 lakh. The provision of special interest for senior citizens (those above 60 years of age) will be applicable for 10 years, ... Read More »

ATM Withdrawal Limit Raised To Rs. 4,500 Daily Starting Jan 1


NEW DELHI: The deadline to submit old 500- and 1,000-rupee notes, declared abolished on November 8, ended on Friday. Starting January 1, you can pull out Rs. 4,500 per day per card- the limit currently is Rs. 2,500. However, the weekly limit per bank account remains unchanged at Rs. 24,000 as the government tries to replace the outlawed currency with ... Read More »