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Demonetisation helped corrupt to convert black money into white, says CPI(M)

New Delhi, Nov 8: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday alleged that the demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes was an avenue to convert black money into white helping the most corrupt.

In a statement issued on the second anniversary of the demonetisation, CPI(M) Polit Bureau said the Indian economy and the people are yet to...

Modi govt trying to capture RBI: Chidambaram

Kolkata, Nov 8: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to capture the Reserve Bank of India to tide over its fiscal crisis, warning that any such move would be catastrophic.

"The government stares at a fiscal-deficit crisis. The government wants to step up the expenditure in an election year. Finding all...

2nd Demonetisation anniversary: Cong condemns democracy's 'black day'

New Delhi, Nov 8: On the second anniversary of the central government's demonetisation drive on Thursday, the Congress party criticised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Centre's move by calling it a 'black day' for Indian democracy and economy.

"The cost and destruction by demonetisation was endured by every citizen of this country other than few crony capitalist friends of...

Kathua: J-K CB presses perjury charges against witness

Jammu, Nov 8: The Jammu and Kashmir crime branch has initiated the process of pressing perjury charges against a witness in the case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl after he had retracted from a "confessional statement" recorded in front of a magistrate, officials said on Thursday.

A show-cause notice has been served to Ajay Kumar alias...

Modi lookalike switches over to Congress

Bacheli, Nov 8: He looks like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dresses and speaks like him and begins his speech with 'Mitron', but their similarities end there -- He is Abhinandan Pathak, a Congress campaigner in the Naxal-affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh who says "achche din nahin ayenge".

A new entrant to the grand old party, Pathak was with the...

Air India ground handling employees go on strike; flights affected

Mumbai, Nov 8: Air India's flight operations were affected on Thursday after a section of employees of the carrier's ground handling subsidiary AIATSL went on a flash strike against non-payment of Diwali bonus, an official said.

As many as 10 domestic and three international flights were delayed by up to three hours due to the strike, the...

TN law minister condemns Vijay's 'Sarkar'

New Delhi, Nov 8: Tamil Nadu Law minister C.V. Shanmugam on Thursday condemned Tollywood actor Vijay's recent release 'Sarkar' for allegedly attempting to instigate violence in society and said that it is not less than a terrorist instigating people for violence.

"Through this movie, an attempt is made to instigate violence in society. It is not less than a...

RBI Governor Urjit Patel may quit at next board meeting on November 19: report

New Delhi, Nov 7: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel could resign at the central bank's next board meeting on November 19, online financial publication Moneylife reported on Wednesday, citing sources in touch with the governor.

The government and the RBI have been fighting for weeks over how much autonomy the RBI should have as the administration...

ASI stopping Muslims from offering namaz in Taj Mahal, unjustified: Clerics

Muslim clerics Sajid Rashidi, and Mufti Mukarram on Tuesday said, Archaeological Survey of India prohibiting Muslims from offering namaz at the mosque located inside the Taj Mahal is unjustified.

The Muslim clerics also dubbed the ban as wrong and said the order violates their fundamental rights.

The Archaeological Survey of India on Monday imposed a ban on the...


S Korean First Lady celebrates Diwali in Ayodhya

Ayodhya, Nov 7: South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook celebrated Diwali in Ayodhya Tuesday, where she was treated to a dazzling display of over three lakh earthen lamps on the ghats of the Sarayu river, besides a spectacular sound-and-light show.

Kim, who attended the "Deepotsav" function at the Ram ki Paidi, also performed a ceremonial "aarti" along with Uttar...