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by OJ George

Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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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EP Jayarajan is first accused in nepotism job
Vigilance has filed an FIR against former Minister EP Jayarajan for an alleged act of nepotism in giving appointment to one Sudheer Nambiar.

Nambiar is the second accused and Industry Secretary Paul Antony is the third accused.

It was because of this appointment that EP Jayarajan had to resign
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Raids on premises of TN chief secretary and kin
The Income Tax department was conducting raids at the Chennai residence of Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Rammohan Rao on Wednesday.

Raids were also underway at 13 other places belonging to the senior bureaucrat, his son and other relatives in Chennai, Bengaluru and Chittoor, according to news repo
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Ram Dev's Patanjali asked to pay Rs 11 lakh fine for misbranding and misleading

Patanjali has been asked to pay the fine within a month
Fined for 'misbranding and putting misleading advertisements' of products

Case was filed against the company in 2012 by Food Safety Department

Baba Ramdev- promoted Patanjali Ayurveda's five production units will have to co
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Rs 90 crore notes, 100 kg gold recovered in Chennai by IT sleuths
The homes of some PWD contractors who are allegedly part of the sand mafia in Chennai have been raided by the Income Tax sleuths who recovered 100 kg gold and Rs. 90 crore in cash.

Raids have been conducted at eight places in the city, sources said. Many of them are residential flats
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CBI arrests former IAF chief S P Tyagi, 2 others
New Delhi, Dec 9, 2016 (PTI)

The CBI today arrested former Indian Air Force chief S P Tyagi and two others for alleged corruption in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP choppers deal.

Tyagi, who retired in 2007, was questioned by the CBI extensively in the past in this case.

Along with T
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Income Tax Department seizes Rs 100 crore in 44 fake accounts
Income Tax department seized over Rs 100 crore in 44 fake accounts at an Axis Bank branch at Chandni Chowk in Delhi on Friday, say reports.

About Rs 100 crore in old notes have been deposited in these accounts since PM Narendra Modi banned Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes November 8.

The banks didn't
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