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Will find way to let poor retain Jan Dhan deposits: Modi

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he will find a way to jail the rich who had after demonetisation stashed their ill-gotten wealth in Jan Dhan bank accounts of the poor, and let the poor retain their money. Defending his decision to demonetise old Rs 500 and 1,000 notes, Modi acknowledged the inconvenience caused to people by the Novemb...

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Golfer Mukesh takes lead on Day Two of Panasonic Open

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Indian golfer Mukesh Kumar carded three-under-par 69 in the second round to grab the lead at the Panasonic Open India here on Saturday. The 51-year-old golfer fired five birdies against two bogeys for an eight-under-par 136 total, giving himself a two-shot lead heading into the third and final round of the $400,000 Asian Tour event, which had earlier been reduced...

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In her heart Mamata supports demonetisation: Ramdev

Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev believes that in her heart West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee supports demonetisation, although she opposes it's implementation. I think she is against the procedure (of implementation), but in her heart, she agrees that it is a good (move), Ramdev said here. --IANS sgh/py/bg ...

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Senate vote to extend sanctions shows US unreliability: Iran

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday slammed the US Senate's vote to extend anti-Tehran sanctions and said that it is a sign of Washington's unreliability. Zarif, who arrived in New Delhi to participate in the Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar, said the US Senate's Thursday vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act has no executive value, Press...

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Modi reaches Amritsar, will open global meet on peace

Amritsar, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday evening and will later meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for talks on bilateral issues, an official said. The talks will be held on the sidelines of 'Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process' conference, an international endeavour for peace and stability in war-ravaged Afghanistan. Ghani is also expected to arri...

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Use media for social good: Venkaiah Naidu

Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday cautioned against unhealthy competition in the media and called for using the power of media for the social good. Naidu advised the media to exercise self-restraint while telecasting or publishing any news which will have a negative impact on the society. Speaking at the inaugural ...

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Don't defame the army, says Bengal Governor; Mamata hits back

Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Saturday sternly cautioned against defaming and letting down the Indian Army in the wake of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that soldiers extorted money from truck drivers during their deployment at toll plazas. Asked about Banerjee's accusation that the soldiers extorted money from truck drivers, Tripathi said: Every pe...

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Current Indian team reminds me of the one in 2002-03: Sachin

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday rated the current Indian team as the best in the world, asserting that the national squad reminds him of the batch of 2002-03. The current bunch of cricketers remind me of the team we had in 2002-2003. We had (Virender) Sehwag opening the innings, Rahul (Dravid) came at No.3, followed by me in No.4, Sourav (Ganguly)...

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Delhi shouldn't be given full statehood: BJP's Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) In a U-turn on the Bharatiya Janata Party's long-standing demand, the party's newly appointed Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari has said Delhi should not be given full statehood. The actor-turned-politician said conceding the demand to grant full statehood to Delhi could lead to problems for the country's federal structure. Just like every state has its capita...

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Will find way to let poor retain Jan Dhan deposits: Modi

Moradabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he will find a way to jail the rich who had after demonetisation stashed their ill-gotten wealth in Jan Dhan bank accounts of the poor -- and let the poor retain the money. Defending the decision to spike 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, Modi acknowledged the inconvenience caused to people by the November 8 move but said it ...

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Aortic stenosis patient cured through non-invasive surgery

Gurugram, Dec 3 (IANS) In a first of its kind in India, a 76-year-old woman diagnosed with aortic stenosis, a medical condition that restricts blood flow through the heart's aortic valve, was cured through non-invasive surgery in just 45 minutes, doctors said on Saturday. According to the doctors, Rama Dhamani's aortic valve in the heart was narrowing, and an open heart surgery was not p...

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Manchester United still far away from EPL title: Mourinho

Manchester, Dec 3 (IANS) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that the English Premier League (EPL) title is still far away but his team is working in the right direction to achieve it. Mourinho, who is back from a one-match suspension for kicking a water bottle in frustration during the 1-1 draw with West Ham United last weekend, said his objective was to win the league ...

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Meditation, yoga, music at The Sacred Pushkar fest

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Imagine yourself at the Maha Aarti in Pushkar with local and foreign visitors all together on the ghats against the pink hued winter evening sky as performances by renowned Sufi singers take centre stage. The upcoming edition of Shree Cement The Sacred Pushkar festival, scheduled to take place on December 10 and 11, promises to be a celebration of this ancient and...

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US reaffirms one-China stance after Trump talks to Taiwan leader

Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The White House on Friday reaffirmed backing its long standing one-China policy and the three China-US joint communiques, after President-elect Donald Trump received a call from Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen. We remain committed to our one-China policy based on the three joint communiques, Xinhua news agency quoted White House National Security Council spokesman Ned...

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Keeping fingers crossed on breakthrough in GST Council: Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) With the fifth meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council remaining inconclusive as the impasse over the issue of assessee jurisdiction continued, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said he was keeping his fingers crossed. The critical issue is of cross empowerment or dual control. Are we close to a resolution? I will still keep my fingers cr...

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Divyang Divas, a respectable name for differently abled: Big B

Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan honoured the differently abled people and said that 'Divyang Divas is the most respectable and deserving name for them. Today a day to honour those differently abled. Divyang Divas… a most respectable deserving name… dedicated to the deserving, Amitabh posted on Twitter.

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Nissan GT-R launched in India

Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Nissan Motor India on Saturday launched its flagship sports car, the 2017 Nissan GT-R, for the first time in India priced at Rs 1.99 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The GT-R is a very special car for Nissan and we are delighted to add it to our Indian line-up for the first time in its history, Guillaume Sicard, President - Nissan India Operations was quoted as saying...

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Preity Zinta's cousin commits suicide in Himachal

Shimla, Dec 3 (IANS) Bollywood actor Preity Zinta's cousin Nitin Chauhan committed suicide in Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla owing to a matrimonial dispute, police said on Saturday. Chauhan allegedly shot himself in the head with a pistol in a vehicle early on Friday. Police said two suicide notes were recovered -- one from the car and one from Chauhan's house, wherein he blame...

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Golfer Peradol takes lead at Thai tourney

Hua Hin (Thailand), Dec 3 (IANS) Peradol Panyathanasedh of Thailand clinched a birdie putt on the last hole to grab a three-shot lead in the third round of the ADT Thongchai Jaidee Foundation here on Saturday. The 27-year-old, searching for a first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title, sank a 45-feet putt on the 18th hole to end the day on three-under-par 69 at the Black Mountain Golf Club...

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'Police responsible for delayed disposal of court cases'

Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) Chief Justice of Manipur High Court Rakesh Ranjan Prasad on Saturday said late furnishing of chargesheets by police is responsible for delayed disposal of court cases. Prasad was speaking here as the chief guest at the inaugural function of the awareness programme for lawyers in the high court complex. The programme was organised by Manipur State Legal Servi...

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