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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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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Writer-activist Mahasweta Devi passes away
Kolkata, July 28, 2016, PTI

Eminent author and social activist Mahasweta Devi, whose writings focused on the marginalised communities in the country and served as the voice of the oppressed, died here today after a multi-organ failure. She was 91.

P. Tandon, CEO of Belle Vue nursing home, wher
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Retired CSI bishop Sam Mathew passes away
Kottayam: Retired bishop of CSI Madhya Kerala diocese paased away on Saturday. He was 80. He breathed his last at the Manganam hospital, Kottayam.

He had become bishop in 1993 while he was the church secretary.

He was noted for his priority to the betterment of the lot of the Dalits and the ba
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Email inventor Ray Tomlinson no more
Washington, March 7, 2016, (AFP):

Ray Tomlinson, the American programmer widely credited with inventing email, has died. He was 74.

Before Tomlinson invented direct electronic messages between users on different machines on a certain network in 1971. Before then, users could only write message
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Ace film actor Kalabhavan Mani no more
Actor, folklore singer and mimicry artiste Kalabhavan Mani is no more. He was 45.

He breathed his last at 7.15 pm on Sunday at a private hospital in Kochi.

He was admitted to the hospital two days ago. Apparently he had ailments of lever and kidney.

He was on life support on Sunday.

He w
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Celebrated poet-lyricist O N V Kurup is no more
Celebrated Malayalam poet-lyricist ONV Kurup passed away on Saturday, February 13. He was 84. The Jnanpith award winner breathed his last at KIMS Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, Malayalam Manorama reports.

One of Kerala's best contemporary poets, ONV passed away at 4:45 pm due to age-related illn
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Justice K.S.Paripoornan is no more
Former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice K.S.Paripoornan, is no more.He was 83.

He was a judge of Kerala High Court and Chief Justice of Patna High Court before being elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court.
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