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RBI Data confirms Modi Govt’s big blunder: demonetization and Note Ban was a total failure


In a severe jolt to the Modi sarkar’s tall claims that last year’s note ban had destroyed black money in India, recently released data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shows that almost 99% of the banned 1000-rupee notes were actually returned to the RBI. This means that either black wealth held in these notes was successfully manipulated back ...

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As Gaushalas or cow shelters fill up, UP and Haryana’s over-crowded prisons may house stray cattle


BAWANA, INDIA (AFP) – Revered by most Indians, cows are at the centre of political battles and “lynch mob” attacks, but they are being abandoned in growing numbers and turned away by shelters that cannot cope. The Sri Krishna Gaushala on the outskirts of New Delhi is typical of shelters for homeless cows across India – struggling to keep up ...

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Shantaram Naik is Cong Rajya Sabha candidate, GFP’s Suraj Lotlikar dropped after Vijai Sardesai’s disinterest


Panaji: After day-long deliberations, the central leadership of the Congress party decided to nominate the newly-appointed state president of the party Shantaram Naik for the Rajya Sabha polls. “All India Congress committee president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi approved the name of Shantaram Naik as the Congress candidate for the Rajya Sabha seat,” AICC incharge of Goa desk A ...

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Omar Abdullah lashes out at Manohar Parrikar after latter’s remarks on surgical strikes


Reacting strongly to Manohar Parrikar’s ‘surgical strikes’ remark, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah asked whether ‘we are supposed to feel safer with this sort of decision making.’ Parrikar on Friday said that an “insulting” question by a television anchor to union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore after the 2015 anti-insurgency operation along the Myanmar border prompted him to plan ...

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CIC asks Home Ministry: Are Portuguese laws still applicable in Goa?


New Delhi, Jun 27: Are Portuguese laws still in force in Goa? Three years after an RTI was filed in this regard, there was no clear reply from any government department prompting the Chief Information Commissioner to direct the Union Home Ministry to explain its position. The application received by the President’s Secretariat was referred to the home ministry and the Election Commission. ...

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Sadhvi Saraswati Hindu Rashtra Conclave: Why Goa Police, Govt granted permission and clearance for controversial event, asks IndiaScribes.com


How Goa Police permitted controversial event with known-trouble makers with a history of making communally charged and vitriolic statements  to disturb public peace and who have cases registered against them? Is Goa CM Manohar Parrikar and the Goa Govt equally guilty and responsible for the event? According to a DNA report based on PTI inputs from Mangalore dated 6 March ...

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