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New 100 Rupee Note: RBI to issue new Rs 100 notes shortly: All you need to know

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a notification, said that it will issue new Rs 100 notes under the 'Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series' shortly. The new Rs 100 notes will be lavender in colour and has motif of “RANI KI VAV” (a stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat) on the reverse. The dimension of the new banknote will be 66mm x 142mm. The
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Why PM Modi has confidence in failure of no-confidence motion | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Wednesday won the lottery to move a no-confidence motion + against the NDA government, the second time this year, and, which, likely to their surprise, was accepted by the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan—a clear indication that the government is confident of sailing through the no-confidence motion + . Opposition benches had expected the government to take a while before agreeing
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A Pakistan court issues startling order to powerful army, influential spy agency ISI

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: A court in Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the all-powerful army and the country's influential spy agency ISI to not meddle in the affairs of other departments, reported The Express Tribune. The Islamabad high court (HC) made this explicit declaration worried over the perception of a state within a state, something security analysts in India, the US and elsewhere have been well aware of as being the norm
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Russian suspect offered sex to gain access, influence political process: US officials

[ad_1] WASHINGTON: For four years, a Russian accused of being a covert agent pursued a brazen effort to infiltrate conservative circles and influence powerful Republicans while she secretly was in contact with Russian intelligence operatives, a senior Russian official and a billionaire oligarch close to the Kremlin whom she called her “funder,” federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The woman, Maria Butina, carried out her campaign through a series of deceptions
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‘BJP believes those in power must not be questioned’, tweets Rahul Gandhi on proposed changes to RTI Act | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday the BJP believes the public "must not question people in power" and that the changes proposed in the RTI Act "will make it a useless Act". The proposed amendment to the RTI Act to take away the stature of information commissions from the equivalent of the Election Commission will end their autonomy, transparency activists and former commissioners have said slamming
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MS Dhoni took the ball to show it to bowling coach: Ravi Shastri

[ad_1] MUMBAI: The video grab of Mahendra Singh Dhoni taking the match ball from the umpires after the 3rd ODI against England at Headingley, Leeds, on Tuesday, went viral on social media platforms and TV channels after India's eight-wicket loss had already generated a lot of heat. ALSO READ: Dhoni contemplating retirement from ODIs? "Is Dhoni retiring?" was the talking point as all and sundry began to wonder about the
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Newest phase in Earth’s history named after Meghalaya rock

[ad_1] It's official, we live in the Meghalayan Age. Scientists have created a new phase in Earth's geological history and named it Meghalayan, after a stalagmite from a cave in the Indian state of Meghalaya that helped define climatic events 4,200 years ago, marking the beginning of the phase that continues till today. The Meghalayan Age began with a mega global drought that devastated ancient agricultural civilisations from Egypt to
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From October 2, govt to free many jailed for non-heinous crimes | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The government has decided to release a large number of convicts serving time for non-heinous crimes in three phases, with senior citizens, women, transgenders, physically challenged and terminally ill inmates who have completed at least half their terms being eligible. The first batch will be freed on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti. The decision was taken by the Cabinet on Wednesday. The final batch of prisoners will be
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Government seeks to crack down on ponzi schemes | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday moved a bill to crack down on unregulated deposits by barring unregistered entities and individuals from accepting funds and proposed a jail term of up to 10 years for soliciting and accepting such deposits. The move to register may impact several individuals and groups, including what are known as 'committees' in the capital or even kitties, in case a complaint is filed. Typically,