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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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 Minister says Hafiz Saeed can pose serious threat
Pakistan has said Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who has been listed under an anti-terrorism law, can pose a "serious threat" to the nation, and was thus placed under house arrest in the country's "larger interest". The acknowledgement of the danger Hafiz Saeed poses came from Pakistan's Defence
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Sasikala has to surrender immediately, says SC
The Supreme Court today refused to entertain AIADMK chief V K Sasikala's plea seeking more time to surrender for undergoing jail term in the disproportionate assets case.

"We do not intend to pass any order on this. We are not going to change anything in the judgement," a bench headed by Justice
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No safety for working girls? Techie girl found murdered
Is there no safety for working girls?

The murder of 25-year-old techie, K.Rasila Raju, working with Infosys was strangled with a computer cable at her office in Pune on Sunday. A security guard hailing from Assam was arrested this morning in Mumbai, taking a cue from CCTV camera pictures.

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Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmughanathan quits after sex scam
Facing sexual harassment charges, Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan tonight resigned after a section of Raj Bhavan employees demanded his removal for "seriously compromising" the dignity of the gubernatorial office.

Official sources said 67-year-old Shanmuganathan tendered his resignation from
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Tribunal allows recovery of debt from Vijay Mallya
The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) on Thursday ordered attachment and recovery of industrialist Vijay Mallya 's properties for defaulting on bank loans by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.

The Bengaluru bench of the Tribunal said properties of Mallya and Kingfisher worth Rs.6,203 crore plus inte
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Indrani, Peter Mukherjee etc charged in Sheena Bora murder case
A Special CBI court in Mumbai has framed charges against Indrani Mukherjea, Media baron Peter Mukherjea and Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna for the murder of Sheena Bora, reported NDTV.

According to CNN News18, Indrani, Peter Mukerjea and Sanjeev Khanna have been deemed guilty of the mur
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