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by OJ George

Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.

There were stray reports that an overenthusiastic government favaouring total digitalisation may go in for banning the cheque books.

It is gratifying to note that the government won't proceed with the reforms this way.
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Veteran actor Jagannatha Varma no more
Veteran Malayalam film and television actor KN Jagannatha Varma passed away at a private hospital in nearby Neyyantinkara, close to Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.

Varma was hospitalised two days ago following complaints of pneumonia.

He was 77 and is survived by his wife, Santha, son Manu Var
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Freedom fighter and Socialist leader P.Vishwambharan no more
Freedom fighter, former MP and Socialist leader P.Vishwambharan is no more. He was 91.

Vishwambharan had entered politics through the Quit India movement. Hew was the first Convener of the LDF in 1973.

He was general secretary of PSP in 1964 and chairman of Socialist Party in 1971.

He was a
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Versatile Cho Ramaswamy is no more

A former BJP MP, Ramaswamy was ailing for some time
Cho Ramaswamy, a senior journalist, political analyst and actor, died on Wednesday at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, an official said. He was 82.

A former BJP Rajya Sabha member, Mr Ramaswamy was ailing for some time and was in th
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Fighting for her life for 75 days in hospital, Jayalalithaa breathes her last
After tenaciously fighting for her life for 75 days,
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa breathee her last at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Monday night .

The 68-year-old leader was officially declared dead at 11.30 pm by the hospital authorities. “It is with indesc
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Dr Balamuralikrishna passes away in Chennai
Irreplaceable Carnatic musician Dr Balamuralikrishna passed away at his residence in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 86. He had not been keeping well for the past few days.

The nation had conferred on him all three Padma awards — Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. He had won several awar
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Former CM of Arunachal Pradesh, Kalikho Pul, found dead
Itanagar, Aug 9, 2016, (PTI):

Congress rebel Kalikho Pul, who briefly served as Arunachal Pradesh chief minister, allegedly committed suicide here.

Pul, 47, allegedly hanged himself from the ceiling fan in his bedroom, a top police officer said. He was found dead at the chief minister's offici
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