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27 Senior PSU 🏦Bank Officials Suspended⛔

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A major crackdown💥 was conducted on bank employees👥 who were involved in transaction irregularities⚠ after the demonetization edict & violate the RBI’s🏤 instructions. It has resulted in the suspension of 27 senior PSU bank officials so far from various👥 public sector banks. 6⃣ others have been 🔁transferred to …

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Army rejects Mamata’s claim, says carrying out routine annual exercise

After Thursday night's high drama when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee refused to leave her Secretariat, Nabanna near the Vidyasagar Setu Toll Plaza, alleging that the Army had been deployed in the area despite police objections, the Eastern Command on Friday responded to the Chief Minister's allegations saying that …

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Cash crunch will ease by year end: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the cash crunch that followed the scrapping of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes would ease by December 30 with the release of new Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000 notes.

Jaitley, however, said the amount of new bank notes being …

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Rakesh Asthana takes charge as CBI chief

CBI Director Anil Sinha retired on Friday handing over the baton to his second-in-command Rakesh Asthana, as the government did not name any full-time chief.

Asthana, a Gujarat cadre officer of the 1984 batch, got elevated as the second-in-command of the CBI two days ago when Special Director R.K …

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PM Modi is interested in doing only TRP politics: Rahul Gandhi

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a prisoner of his own image and he is interested in doing only TRP politics," Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday.

"The country has suffered tremendous damage as a result of vanity and incompetence of our PM," Rahul Gandhi said at the Congress parliamentary …

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China and Vatican in talks to appoint Bishops

China and the Vatican are believed to be close to a historic agreement governing the selection of bishops for 10 million Chinese Roman Catholics. Such an agreement would be the first sign of rapprochement between a mighty state and a proud Church since the Communist Revolution of 1949. There are …

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Chinese firm starts building full-sized Titanic replica

Construction on the world's first full-sized Titanic replica has started in China, a country with a well-documented fascination with the tale of the ill-fated ocean liner.

The 300-metre vessel being built by the shipbuilding company Wuchuan Group will be completed at the end of 2018 and will remain permanently docked …

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Trump team: Pakistan ‘overplayed’ phone conversation

The transition team of US president elect Donald Trump has taken issue with the Pakistan government's version of the telephone conversation that took place with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Saying that Islamabad had overplayed President Elect Trump's offer to play "a role" in resolving Pakistan's disputes with India, the transition …

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Kolkata receives best cities award for tackling climate change

Kolkata, along with 10 other cities from across the globe, has been honoured with the best cities of 2016 award
The city secured this award for its innovative programme with regard to solid waste management
Kolkata is the only Indian city to receive the prestigious award

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Crown prince Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has become Thailand's new king after accepting an invitation from parliament to succeed his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October.

"This royal succession highlights a desire for stability and continuity in Thailand," Vajiralongkorn addressed his audience, which included Royal Regent Prem Tinsulanonda and Prime …

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Donald Trump warns of consequences for US firms sending jobs abroad

President-elect Donald Trump warned on Thursday that US companies would face "consequences" for outsourcing jobs abroad, as he touted his early success in persuading an air conditioner maker to keep about 1,000 jobs in the United States rather than move them to Mexico.

Trump, who takes office on Jan …

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That 'tremendous' call between Trump and Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif

Not satisfied with that, the account, commonly known as read-outs, culminates with this flourish: "Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people, said Mr Donald Trump."

Many pointed out that India may have something to say about the president-elect's …

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U.S. backs India’s demonetisation drive

The United States on Wednesday described India's demonetisation drive as an "important and necessary" step to curb illicit cash and actions.

"...this was, we believe, an important and necessary step to crack down on illegal actions," Mark Toner, State Department spokesperson, said in response to a question. Mr. Toner said …

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