Tuesday, 15 November 2016

[wanabidii] Top Headlines: Demonetisation move halts funding of terror and Maoist groups

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Demonetisation move halts funding of terror and Maoist groups
Demonetisation of higher denomination currency notes by the government seems to have dealt a body blow to funding of terror in Jammu & Kashmir as well as Left-wing extremist violence across several states.
PM calls for state funding of polls to fight graft
In the midst of a heated political debate over scrapping of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, PM Narendra Modi has suggested state funding of polls, along with simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections, to improve transparency in public life and combat corruption.
Oppn eyes surgical strike on govt over note ban
The threat of a washout looms over the winter session of Parliament with Congress likely to demand that a discussion on scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes be accompanied with a government explanation and an inquiry into alleged “leak of information” about demonetisation.
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Rape survivors eligible for medical termination of pregnancy: HC
A rape survivor is eligible for medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) as the unwanted pregnancy is a threat to her life, the Kerala High Court has held.
CBI to probe 11-year-old triple murder mystery
Rajasthan High court ordered a CBI probe in to the mysterious triple murder at National Handloom showroom at Johari Bazar in Jaipur eleven years back. The single bench of Justice MN Bhandari order followed a petition by Ram Kishan Vishnoi , son of one of the victims Om Prakash Vishnoi . The petitioner said 11 years have passed since the murder but the Jaipur police have failed to crack the case and demanded a CBI probe.
2 women held for extortion, blackmail
Following the complaint of extortion and blackmailing the Chirawa police in Jhunjhunu district of the state on Tuesday arrested two women who were allegedly involved in extorting a local trader in pretext of implicating him in a rape case. Police said that both the woman were caught red handed for accepting Rs 50,0000 and a cheque of Rs 50,000 which was given as advance for the total of Rs 10 lakh demanded by the woman.
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Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus price details revealed, goes up to Rs 92,000
The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, 128GB and 256GB will cost Rs 72,000, Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000 respectively
Apple slashes prices of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus by up to Rs 22,000
Apple has announced biggest-ever price drop for its smartphones in India. Under the new pricing, iPhone 6S (128GB), carying an MRP of Rs 82,000, will now be available at an MRP of Rs 60,000. iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) will now be available at an MRP of Rs 70,000, the smartphone too has received a price cut of Rs 22,000. Apple's 4-inch smartphone iPhone SE, too has got a price cut. The 64GB version of iPhone SE will now be available at Rs 44,000.
WhatsApp privacy policy challenged in Delhi High Court: 5 things to know
A public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court (HC) challenges the change in WhatsApp's privacy policy.
SPORTSMORE »
Want Rahul in starting XI, that's why he is selected, says Kumble
Anil Kumble made it amply clear that opener KL Rahul would be making a comeback against England in the second Test. With Gautam Gambhir looking out of sync in the face of incisive swing bowling by England pacers in the first Test, the SOS call to Rahul was a giveaway that he was back in the fold.
Kashmiri girl Tajamul Islam wins world kickboxing gold
Tajamul, who hails from Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir, participated in the World Kickboxing Championship which witnessed participation of ninety countries. In five days, Tajamul won six games grabbing eyeballs across the globe.
FIH boss Batra's main focus is to make hockey popular
The first non-European to head the International Hockey Federation, newly-elected FIH President Narinder Batra said his main focus would be on the 10-year Hockey Revolution strategy starting from 2019, which aims at making the sport more popular.
BUSINESSMORE »
3 GST bill in government's 'to do' list
Amid indications of a stormy winter session in Parliament, the government has listed its legislative agenda which includes bills for rollout of goods and services tax (GST), maternity benefit (amendment) and the surrogacy regulation.
95% of SBI group ATMs functional: Top official
Country's largest lender State Bank of India today said around 95 per cent of SBI Group's automatic teller machines (ATMs) are functional, with 140 machines re-calibrated to dispense new Rs 2,000 notes.
Tata Global Beverages removes Mistry as chairman
In a major escalation of boardroom brawl, Cyrus Mistry was on Tuesday voted out as chairman by the board of the Tata Global Beverages, the second listed firm of Tata Group. Seven out of 10 directors at the board meeting of Tata Global Beverages voted for removal of Mistry as chairman of the company.
ENTERTAINMENTMORE »
Zareen Khan turns pole dancer for 'Maahi Ve' in 'Wajah Tum Ho'
Zareen Khan not only lost kilos, but also learnt and practised pole dancing before shooting the 'Maahi Ve' song in 'Wajah Tum Ho.
Neha Sharma in Arjun Kapoor’s next?
Neha Sharma will soon be romancing Arjun Kapoor on screen
Harshvardhan Kapoor: People universally couldn’t connect much with 'Mirzya'
Harshvardhan Kapoor has moved on from the debacle of his debut film. The actor is moving ahead with single-minded focus.
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