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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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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At least 22 dead, 37 injured in stampede in Elphinstone station, Mumbai
At least 22 people were killed in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station on Friday.

The stampede took place on foot overbridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations. Initial reports suggest more than 37 people are injured. BMC’s disaster management unit said “required agencies have been mobilised.”

Elphinstone station is usually crowded during peak hours as it caters to office-goers in the Lower Parel area. The station, on the Western Line of the Mumbai suburban rail network, also connects to Parel station on the Central line.
   
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