Centre may ban cheque books to push digital transaction

Centre may ban cheque books to push digital transaction

In a bid to boost digital transactions and create a cashless India, the Central government is likely to ban all cheque books. A senior functionary of industry body CAIT had last week said that the Centre may withdraw the bank cheque book facility in the ‘near future’ to encourage digital transactions. Confederation of All India […]

PM to host Ivanka Trump at ‘world’s largest dining hall’ in Hyderabad

PM to host Ivanka Trump at ‘world’s largest dining hall’ in Hyderabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host Ivanka Trump at Hyderabad’s Taj Falaknuma, which claims to have the ‘world’s largest dining hall’. The U.S-based businesswoman and daughter of U.S President Donald Trump will be introduced to Indian cuisine at the Nizam dining hall in Falaknuma Palace, which is touted as the world’s largest dining hall. The […]

Iran declares ‘victory’ over Islamic State

Iran declares ‘victory’ over Islamic State

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared ‘victory’ over the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria as the jihadists cling to just a few remaining scraps of territory. Iran is one of the main international backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has sent military advisers and thousands of ‘volunteers’ to fight IS on the ground […]

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 yrs

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 yrs

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. “My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire for a smooth, non-violent transfer of power,” said […]

‘Padmavati’ not to be screened till suggestions incorporated: CM

‘Padmavati’ not to be screened till suggestions incorporated: CM

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said that ‘Padmavati’ will not be released in the state unless necessary changes as suggested to the Centre are made in the film. In the letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani last week, Vasundhara had suggested that a committee of historians, film experts and members from […]

Gujarat polls is battle of casteism, dynasty against development: Amit Shah

Gujarat polls is battle of casteism, dynasty against development: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah said the Gujarat election was not just a fight between two parties but a battle between Congress’s casteism and dynastic rule and Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s developmental politics. Shah also took a jibe at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying his visits to Gujarat had increased as he thought the state […]

Arrested IPS trainee moves court seeking bail

Arrested IPS trainee moves court seeking bail

Safeer Karim, the trainee IPS officer arrested for alleged cheating during civil services examination, moved a court in Chennai for bail. The 29-year-old was arrested on October 30 on the charge of cheating during the exam using high-tech devices including a micro camera and a small hearing device that were difficult to detect. Karim, in […]

Winter session in December, UPA too did it: Minister

Winter session in December, UPA too did it: Minister

The government will call the winter session of Parliament in December and its dates will be announced soon, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said while citing precedents during the UPA rule to reject the Congress’ allegations of ‘delay’. Ananth Kumar said that the opposition party is suffering from “selective amnesia” as during the Congress-led UPA […]

Demonetisation turned people into beggars, says Shiv Sena

Demonetisation turned people into beggars, says Shiv Sena

Taking a dig at BJP leaders who called Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘God’s gift to India’, ally Shiv Sena said citizens were god but the government had turned them into beggars after demonetisation. Many people termed British rule “divine dispensation’ during the colonial era, the Sena recalled in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. But […]

High Court permits screening of ‘S Durga’ at IFFI

High Court permits screening of ‘S Durga’ at IFFI

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday allowed the screening of Malayalam movie ‘S Durga’ at the ongoing 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa. Earlier, Director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan had filed a petition before Kerala High Court challenging the exclusion of the film from IFFI. The I&B ministry contended in court that the […]