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RBI introduces new batch of banknotes of Rs 500 with inset letter A; old notes to remain valid RBI introduces new batch of banknotes of Rs 500 with inset letter A; old notes to remain valid
New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday introduced new batch of banknotes of Rs 500 with inset letter A while old notes of E series will remain valid. “In continuation of issuing of Rs 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender, a new batch of banknotes with inset letter “A” in both the number panels, bearing the s...
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Allahabad High Court cancels bail granted to Gayatri Prajapti, says 'session court took decision in hurry' Allahabad High Court cancels bail granted to Gayatri Prajapti, says 'session court took decision in hurry'
Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday cancelled the bail given by Lucknow's session court to alleged rape accused Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati and others. The High Court bench said in its order that the session court took the decision in a hurry. Earlier on May 12, the Lucknow bench upheld its earlier decision not to grant bail to Prajapati. Pintu Si...
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China invites India to join One-Belt-One-Road project China invites India to join One-Belt-One-Road project
NEW DELHI: Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui has called on India to join its One-Belt-One-Road project and assured New Delhi that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would not impinge on anyone’s sovereign rights. The Chinese embassy on Monday released the text of Mr Luo’s remarks made to an Indian think-tank on Friday. “Some people in the West misread China and tend to think that the ‘...
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India dismisses Erdogan's offer of multilateral talks on Kashmir India dismisses Erdogan's offer of multilateral talks on Kashmir
India on Monday dismissed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's suggestion of multilateral talks on the Kashmir dispute, insisting the matter must be resolved bilaterally through talks between Islamabad and New Delhi. Erdogan had, in an interview before his arrival in India earlier this week, suggested that the two countries needed to 'strengthen multilateral dialogue' in an attempt to find ...
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Election Commission of India to soon call all party meeting on EVM issue Election Commission of India to soon call all party meeting on EVM issue
Chandigarh: The Election Commission of India (ECI) will soon call a meeting of all political parties to assure them that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were tampering-proof and secured, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said on Saturday. He also said that the commission intends to use Voter- Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in all coming elections to bring in more transparency an...
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Yogi Adityanath govt orders 18-hour power supply in villages in UP Yogi Adityanath govt orders 18-hour power supply in villages in UP
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered 18-hour power supply in villages and 24 hours in district headquarters of the state. This decision was taken in the second Cabinet meeting chaired by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath earlier in the day. "It is the dream of BJP chief Amit Shah and the Chief Minister that every house, every poor and every village get power by 2018,"...
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Change in India's nuclear strike policy 'highly irresponsible and dangerous', says FO Change in India's nuclear strike policy 'highly irresponsible and dangerous', says FO
The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday termed the change in India’s nuclear arms usage policy as “highly irresponsible and dangerous” and said it will "not help in promoting strategic restraint and stability in a nuclearised South Asia". “Pakistan has long maintained that the ambiguous no-first-use declaration is not verifiable and hence nothing more than an empty political statement,” said FO spo...
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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi High Court reopens five cases closed in 1986 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi High Court reopens five cases closed in 1986
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reopened five cases in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that were closed in 1986. Earlier, the apex court directed the Centre to deposit more than 190 files in connection with this case. Expressing serious concern over the closure of more than 190 cases, out of a total of the 293 cases referred to SIT on 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, the court ...
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Yogi Adityanath: Uttar Pradesh chief minister choice criticised Yogi Adityanath: Uttar Pradesh chief minister choice criticised
India's governing party has chosen a controversial Hindu religious leader known for anti-Muslim rhetoric as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state. Yogi Adityanath, 44, has said minorities that oppose yoga should leave the country. He once compared Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to a Pakistani terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, reports say. Uttar Pradesh has a po...
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India successfully tests interceptor missile India successfully tests interceptor missile
India on Wednesday successfully tested a low-altitude interceptor missile which destroys incoming ballistic missiles. The missile fired off Abdul Kalam Island "successfully destroyed" the incoming "enemy" Prithvi missile, Indian defence officials claimed. The test is a step towards making the country's two-tier ballistic missile defence (BMD) system, which incorporates both low-altitude and hi...
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