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‘Bharat Bandh’ Today Against Notes Ban

NEW DELHI: After a week of acrimony in parliament, the opposition has planned countrywide protest on Monday against what they call the government’s “mishandling” of the currency ban. Only the Left Front, which has a presence in Kerala, Bengal and Tripura, has called for a strike or ‘Bharat Bandh’ in the three states. Most of the parties had not called ... Read More »

‘No Question Of PM’s Apology’: Government To Opposition On Notes Ban Comment

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi must apologise in Parliament for suggesting that the opposition supports black money, the Congress and other parties said on Friday, disrupting both houses for yet another day of the winter session. The government has rejected the demand. The opposition alleges that a dig PM Modi made Friday morning at critics of his ban on ... Read More »

Car bomb kills around 100 Shia pilgrims south of Iraqi capital

A car bomb has reportedly exploded south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing around 100 people, mostly Iranian Shia pilgrims. According to security sources, a truck loaded with explosives went off on Thursday at a gas station in the Shomali village in the suburbs of the city of al-Hilla, located 120 kilometers (75 miles) southeast of the capital Baghdad and ... Read More »

After Dr Singh’s Takedown Of Government, Sharp Response From Arun Jaitley


NEW DELHI: After former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh described the management of demonetisation as a “monumental failure”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley offered a scathing retort. “It is disappointing to hear from people who were in charge of the government when the most black money was generated, most corruption scandals came to the fore,” he said. A litany of scams ... Read More »

PM Modi Meets Arun Jaitley On Notes Ban, Opposition Plans Bandh

NEW DELHI:  Faced with an escalating attack from a united opposition that now plans a nationwide bandh over demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this evening for another review of the impact of the ban on 500 and 1000 rupee notes. The government plans to focus on ensuring availability of cash in rural areas after feedback ... Read More »

90 Dead, 100 Injured As Indore-Patna Express Derails Near Kanpur


LUCKNOW:  At least 90 people are dead and more than 100 have been injured after the Indore-Patna Express train derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday morning, toppling most of the coaches. Fourteen coaches of the train were thrown off track around 3 am in Pukhrayan, 100 km from Kanpur, when most passengers were sleeping. First visuals showed the ... Read More »

Case Filed Against Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik, Raids At 10 Centres Of His NGO

NEW DELHI: Had been blamed of inciting Dhaka cafe attackers earlier this year  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a First Investigation Report or FIR against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for allegedly “spreading enmity” among religions. Raids are also being conducted in Maharashtra at 10 locations linked to his banned organisation Islamic Research Foundation or IRF. Mr Naik, ... Read More »