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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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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Pak PM Nawaz Sharif quits following court verdict
PM Nawaz Sharif has resigned following the Supreme Court verdict against him.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that forces him out of office.

Sharif “stands disqualified”, the court said in its high
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Pak provides safe havens to terrorists: US
The US on Wednesday listed Pakistan among the nations and regions providing "safe havens" to terrorists, saying terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed continued to operate, train, organise and fundraise inside the country in 2016.

In its annual 'Country Report on Terrorism', as m
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India for solving problem with China through diplomatic channels
Government of India has said that "diplomatic channels are available with China and are being used" to resolve the confrontation that began nearly a month ago.

India has also dismissed China's offer- designed to provoke and made yesterday- to help mediate in Kashmir to bring "peace and stability
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Trump calls for crisis meeting over North Korea
The United States requested a closed meeting of the United Nations security council last night after North Korea claimed to have tested an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.

President Trump would be asked to approve a “measured response”, an official told CNN, as Rex Tillerson
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Modi-Netanyahu bonhomie
Narendra Modi became the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel yesterday when he landed in Tel Aviv for the start of a three-day visit designed to reshape relations between the two countries.

His packed schedule includes a tour of the Holocaust museum, a meeting with Israeli chief executive
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Modi, Trump stress anti-terror call, ask Pak not to harbour terrorist units
India and the US today vowed to strengthen cooperation against terror outfits like Jaish-e- Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and D-Company, while urging Pakistan to ensure that its soil is not used for terror strikes against other nations.

In a joint statement released after talks between Prime Minister
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