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Mamata asks RBI Governor to disclose new notes' allocation to states
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over alleged political discrimination among states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wrote to RBI Governor Urjit Patel to know "the nature of allocation of new currency" to each state.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:40:04 PM

Bill moved in Lok Sabha for cashless payment of wages
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday to amend the Payment of Wages Act to give employers the liberty to decide whether to pay wages in cash or through cheques or bank transfers.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:34:04 PM

'White wine not necessarily with white meat, ditto for red'
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Convnetional wisdom has it that while wine is to be paired with white meat and red wine with red wine. Correct? "Not so," asserts sommlier Prateek Arora.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:32:04 PM

India distances itself from Russia's Taliban comment
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) India on Thursday distanced itself from a reported comment of Russia's Ambassador to Afghanistan that his country and Taliban shared interests in fighting the Islamic State terror outfit.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:28:03 PM

PAN must for 'small accounts' if deposits exceed Rs 2 lakh, balance Rs 5 lakh
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The RBI on Thursday said it will be mandatory for banks to take the PAN of holders of small accounts, or those opened by submitting the holder's photograph and affixing signature or thumb impression in a bank official's presence, where deposits after demonetisation have exceeded Rs 2 lakh and the total balance is Rs 5 lakh.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:22:04 PM

Poll dates not finalised, still at planning stage: CEC
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The Election Commission of India is still at the "planning stage" as far as finalisation of dates for the upcoming state assembly elections to five states, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said on Thursday.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:16:04 PM

Amrinder, Manpreet in Congress first list for Punjab polls
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh and former Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal are among the 61 candidates announced by the party on Thursday in its first list for the upcoming assembly elections.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:14:03 PM

Parliament's winter session headed for washout (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Parliament's winter session -- which ends on December 16 -- is headed for a virtual washout as chaos reigned in both houses on Thursday, the penultimate day of the month-long session.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:10:04 PM

The nine-year-old 'Google' boy who even leaves experts impressed
Patna, Dec 15 (IANS) At an age when most children are only engaged in games and playing, this nine-year-old knows all about the planet Mars. Meet Kautilya whose prodigious knowledge, comprehension and sharp memory is the envy of even those much ahead in age and qualification.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:08:04 PM

Keep bureaucracy away from politics, Union minister tells AAP
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi should keep bureaucracy away from its politics.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 7:44:04 PM

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