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Black Day and Anti-Corruption Day;What is the advantage for people?
Major currency notes were banned at one go on November 8 last year.

People struggled to wriggle out of the imbroglio, anyway they have managed to survive.

Now this year there is observance of Black Day on that day by the Opposition and Anti-Corruption Day by the BJP.

All of them should explain what good did the act bring on to the people a
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7.3 magnitude earthquake claims hundreds of life in Iran-Iraq border
At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area.

State television said more than 328 people were killed in Iran
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Nuke war may break out any moment, says North Korea
North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.”

Kim In Ryong told the UN General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has
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Kazuo Ishiguro gets Nobel Prize for Literature
British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel "The Remains of the Day", won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said.

The 62-year-old, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world," the Acade
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'Sin' tax for tobacco products and soft drinks in UAE
The United Arab Emirates has begun collecting new "sin" taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks and soft drinks.

Beginning today, tobacco and energy drinks will be taxed at 100 per cent and soft drinks at 50 per cent. Shoppers could be seen stocking up the day before.

The new tax push comes a
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Another earthquake alarms Mexico
The magnitude-6.1 temblor causes alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people.

A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on September 23, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes in September 2017 that ha
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149 deaths in Mexico in devastating earthquake
At least 149 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers scoured frantically under the rubble of ruins for survivors.

Thousands ran into the streets in panic, and millions lost electri
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