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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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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Celebrated dancer,choreographer Mrinalini Sarabhai no more
Celebrated dancer, choreographer and instructor Mrinalini Sarabhai is no more. She was 97 when she breathed her last.

She was the founder director of the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, an institute for imparting training in dance, drama, music and puppetry, in the city of Ahmedabad.

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1971 war hero Lt General (retired) J.F.R.Jacob no more
New Delhi, Jan 13, 2016,(PTI)

Lt Gen J F R Jacob (retd), who negotiated the surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka following the 1971 war, passed away today.

Jacob, who was 92, breathed his last this morning after prolonged illness, army sources said.

Born in 1923, Jacob is best known for
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J and K CM Mufti Muhammad Sayeed breathes his last
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi two weeks ago, breathed his last on Thursday. He was 79.

As his condition had worsened doctors put him on ventilator support on Wednesday.

Sayeed, detected with sepsis, decreased blood counts and pneu
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CPI's veteran leader A.B.Bardhan no more
NEW DELHI: Veteran Communist Party of India leader Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan passed away on Saturday. He was 91 and was being treated at GB Pant Hospital here.

He was undergoing treatment after tests detected a blood clot in his brain. Earlier on Saturday, the CPI described his condition as "cr
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Slain Lt Col Niranjan Kumar's last rites to be held in Palakkad
Palakkad (Kerala), Jan 3, 2016, IANS:

The body of an NSG officer, killed in the operation at the Indian Air Force base in Punjab's Pathankot town, will be brought back to his hometown near here on Monday for the last rites, a relative said on Sunday.

Lt. Col. Niranjan Kumar of the National Sec
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Zacharias Mar Theophilus Saffragan Metropolitan passes away
Rt Rev Dr Zacharias Mar Theophilus Saffragan Metropolitan of the Mar Thoma Church has passed away. He was 78

He had suffered cerebral haemorrhage on his flight back from Muscat to Thiruvananthapuram. He was admiited to Kims Hospital Tniruvananthapuram on Saturday.

He breathed his last on Sunda
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