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SC puts hard questions to govt, refuses to stop various courts from hearing

The Supreme Court came down hard on the central government today and declined it's request that it stay all petitions against demonetisation pending in various high courts and other forums. The apex court stated categorically that people have a right to approach courts when they have grievances.


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Demonetisation: Election Commission tells govt not to use indelible ink in banks

Putting the government in a fix, The Election Commission (EC) has reportedly written to the finance ministry not to use indelible ink in banks for marking people after exchanging the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.


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Roll-back demonetisation within 3 days: Mamata, Kejriwal to govt

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday denounced the Narendra Modi-led Centre in fiery speeches at a protest rally in Azadpur Mandi, Delhi.


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Sushma Swaraj suffers kidney failure, getting treatment at AIIMS

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said she was on dialysis at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a top government hospital after suffering a kidney failure. "I am undergoing tests for a kidney transplant. Lord Krishna will bless," Swaraj tweeted.


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SBI writes off bad loans of Rs 7,016 cr; Cong questions Modi govt

The State Bank of India has reportedly cleaned up non-performing assets worth Rs 7,016 crore from its books by writing off loans given to 63 wilful defaulters. Of the 63 accounts, 31 have been partially written off and six shown as NPAs, Daily News & Analysis reported on Wednesday.


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Stormy start to Parliament's Winter Session; Congress calls demonetisation

As expected the winter session of the parliament began on a stormy note with the recent demonetisation scheme of the Modi government at the center of the row.


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Nawaz Sharif warns India against aggression after 7 Pakistani soldiers killed

Pakistan on Monday said at least seven of its soldiers were killed in "unprovoked" firing by Indian troops across the LoC after which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that the country is "fully capable" of defending its territory against "any aggression".


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Goa: PM Modi gets emotional, says will fight corruption at any cost

Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emotional appeal to the people of the country asking them to support him in the fight against corruption. Facing concerted opposition attack and the people's impatience with the long queues at banks and ATMS that are the fallout of the currency ban, PM modi said people had entrusted him to fight corruption and he was ready to do it and face the consequences.


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Demonetisation: Govt unprepared for implementing Rs500, Rs1000 ban, says

Questioning the Union government's decision to ban currency notes of Rs500 and Rs1,000 denominations, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that the government was unprepared to implement the decision which has inconvenienced the common man.


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Mayawati: PM Modi has imposed an undeclared 'economic emergency'

BSP chief Mayawati went after prime minister Narendra Modi all guns blazing when she accused him and his government of imposing an undeclared "economic emergency" while speaking to reporters. Mayawati said that the PM's decision was not meant for public good but for deriving "sadistic pleasure" from the plight of others.


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Kirti Azad's wife to join Aam Aadmi Party

New Delhi: Suspended BJP leader and MP Kirti Azad's wife Poonam Azad will join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on November 13. "Poonam Azad will officially join the AAP on November 13," AAP leader Sanjay Singh told reporters here after meeting her at her residence.


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Kanhaiya Kumar attacks Modi govt, says 'they can find 3000 condoms but not a

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar launched a scathing attack on the Narendra modi government on Monday saying that it can find 3000 condoms but can't locate a missing student of the university.


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NDTV moves SC to challenge 1-day ban on hindi channel

NDTV moved the Supreme court on Monday to challenge the government's one-day ban of its Hindi channel. NDTV India has been ordered off-air on Wednesday by the government which has accused it of broadcasting sensitive details of January's terror attack on the air force base in Pathankot.


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NDTV India ban: Modi government's decision faces widespread criticism

The Modi government's decision to take NDTV India "off air" for a day has sparked huge outrage with widespread criticism of the government coming both from opposition parties as well as common man.


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95 per cent Army veterans have benefited from OROP implementation, says Manohar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said 95 per cent of retired defence personnel have benefited from the implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and problems being faced by the remaining 5 per per cent will be resolved in the next two months.


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You have gifted me sword, I will definitely use it: Akhilesh Yadav taunts

As the bitter power tussle in the Mulayam clan continues, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a swipe at uncle and state party president Shivpal Yadav saying the sword that has been gifted to him shall definitely be used.


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Some inherit power but I have worked hard for everything: Shivpal takes a swipe

And the war of words in the Mulayam clan continues as Shivpal Yadav on Saturday took a swipe at his nephew and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying some people inherit power without doing anything while others get nothing despite...


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Mayawati opposes interference in Muslim personal laws including triple talaq

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has said that she is against "interference" in Muslim personal laws, including triple talaq. In an interview to the Hindustan Times, she said that the women from the minority community were aware of their rights and capable of fighting their own battles.


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Yadavs come together as Akhilesh Yadav rolls out Vikas Yatra in Lucknow

Lucknow: Putting their differences aside, this morning Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav flagged off his son and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's 'Vikas Rath Yatra', a state-wide tour that launches the 43-year-old's bid for a second term.


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PM Modi dedicates Diwali to soldiers in Mann Ki Baat

As tension on the border with Pakistan continues to escalate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday saluted the bravery of our armed forces and lauded their sacrifice while dedicating the festival of Diwali to them.


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Pak High Commission staffer, 2 others detained for espionage

A Pakistan High Commission official has been detained along with two other people for their alleged involvement in an espionage ring involving sharing of sensitive defence documents and deployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak border with Pakistani spy agency ISI.


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Shivpal Yadav vacates official residence as SP rift deepens

It seems that a patch-up is unlikely between the warring factions of the Samajwadi Party as state unit President Shivpal Yadav on Wednesday started vacating his official residence in Lucknow, three days after being booted out as minister for the second time.


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Mulayam should take over as UP chief minister: Shivpal Yadav

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav on Monday urged party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to take over as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, in another twist to the raging feud within the state's ruling Samajwadi Party family.


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US warns Pakistan, says 'we will act alone on terror' if you don't

Washington: Making it very clear, the US has warned Pakistan that it will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy terror networks as the country's powerful spy agency ISI was not acting against all terror groups operating on its soil.


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Turmoil in SP, Akhilesh sacks Shivpal and other ministers

The ongoing turmoil in Samaajwadi Party reached boiling point on Sunday as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav from the State cabinet.


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Defence secrets leak row: Varun Gandhi says will quit politics if claims are

A US-based lawyer has raised a big political storm by alleging that his former business partner and controversial arms dealer Abhishek Verma "honey-trapped" BJP MP Varun Gandhi and some senior military officers with foreign sex workers to extract sensitive information about defence deals.


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UP polls: Big jolt for Congress as Rita Bahuguna Joshi joins BJP

Senior party leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi resigned from the Congress and her membership of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Thursday to join the BJP in the presence of party president Amit Shah.


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Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar contradicts defence minister, says surgical

New Delhi: The army had carried out "target specific, limited-calibre, counter-terrorist operations" across the LoC in the past too but this is for the first time the government has gone public about it, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said on Tuesday, in remarks that appear to contradict the Defence Minister's claim.


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AIMPLB, other Muslim groups reject law panel move on uniform civil code

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and many other organisations associated with the Muslim community, have opposed the Law Commission's questionnaire exploring the possibility of a Uniform Civil...


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Effigy of PM Modi, Amit Shah burnt at JNU campus as 'Ravana'

New Delhi: Congress-affiliated NSUI celebrated Dussehra in its own different way by burning the effigy of PM Narendra Modi as Ravan, saying that it was a protest against the Centre's "failure" in honouring its promises.


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