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Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
State Waqf boards to get financial support for digitalisation

The Central Waqf Council will give financial support to state waqf boards to help them complete digitalisation of their records, sources said Thursday.

15 Feb 2018

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh (File | PTI)
Lotus to bloom in Tripura after Assembly polls, says Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said "lotus will bloom" in Tripura after the Assembly polls as the people of the state are "disenchanted" with the "corrupt" Left Front government.

04 Feb 2018

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents the Union Budget at Parliament in New Delhi. (PTI)
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley terms demonetisation as celebratory reward to honest taxpayers

The finance minister said the Indian economy is getting more formalised post note ban as more and more transactions now happen digitally.

01 Feb 2018

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A year after demonetisation, more big notes in circulation than before

The newly introduced notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 breach 90 per cent mark after 15 years, revealing the reliance on high denominations, defeating the purpose of note ban.

21 Dec 2017

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High-value notes worth Rs 2.46 lakh crore not released: State Bank of India

SBI says that deducting the small denomination notes in circulation on December 8 this year, printed high-value currency worth Rs 2,46,300 crore had not been released in the market.

20 Dec 2017

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Former Reserve Bank Governor Y V Reddy sees GST, note-ban shocks lasting for two more years

Former Reserve Bank Governor Y V Reddy has said the economy requires two more years to "consolidate" and claw back to higher growth levels.

10 Dec 2017

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Fake 2,000-rupee note was out within 53 days of demonetisation: National Crime Records Bureau

According to the National Crime Records Bureau's latest report released on November 30, a total of 2,272 fake notes of Rs 2,000 denomination were seized in 2016.

07 Dec 2017

People queue up outside ATMs in New Delhi to withdraw cash after last year’s demonetisation | shekhar yadav
Impact of demonetisation, GST fizzing out: FICCI Economic Outlook Survey

FICCI’s latest Economic Outlook Survey notes that GDP growth is expected to improve to 6.2 percent in Q2 of 2017-18 and further to 6.7 percent in Q3 of 2017-18.

27 Nov 2017

Osmangunj transport market wears a deserted look in Hyderabad on Monday | sayantan ghosh
Heavy transport hit by demonetisation, down by 70 per cent

As traders supplying goods to other cities are unable to buy goods due to shortage of cash, there are not many orders received.

08 Nov 2017

Even as prices of real estate have come down in last one year, but, plots and lands are still selling at huge premiums in many parts of Delhi and in other cities as well.
Post Demonetisation: Black money still in operation

A majority of people took to digital mode of transactions to make the country cashless following the announcement of demonetization by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 last year.

08 Nov 2017

What did we learn from notes ban?

Whichever side of the optimist/pessimist camp you belong to, last year’s demonetisation has been a watershed event in modern India

08 Nov 2017

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I-T to issue 1 lakh notices for huge deposits post demonetisation

In the first tranche, notices will be issued to 70,000 entities who deposited over Rs 50 lakh in cash in banks but chose not to file tax returns.

07 Nov 2017

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Demonetisation, GST impact behind us, growth in sight: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley said that the impact of structural reforms is behind us and the early economic indicators point to an improvement.

07 Nov 2017

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Cash comes at a cost, nation moving towards digital economy: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that India is gradually moving towards digital transactions.

06 Nov 2017

The learning from a ‘Robin Hood’ Demo that backfired

Almost a year after Prime Minister Modi in one fell swoop declared Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes illegal tender, sucking out 86 per cent or Rs 15.4 lakh crore from the system, India is still limping back

06 Nov 2017

The once rewarding cement brick kilns are no longer safe bets for a decent livelihood. Migrant labourers go about their task in Perumbavoor
One year post-Demonetisation: Dream gone sour for Migrant labourers

One year after the note ban, its ghost still haunts the industrial belt in the state, casting a pall of gloom over migrant labourers. The repercussions of demonetisation have forced many of them to re

05 Nov 2017

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Remembering ‘de-mon’ rigours, a year after

Coming Wednesday marks the first anniversary of demonetisation, which saw the government withdrawing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes that accounted for an overwhelming 86 percent.

05 Nov 2017

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Bank employees shouldered worst impact of demonetisation: Unions 

The employees, say bank unions, bore the major brunt of the sudden decision announced on November 8 last year by the Prime Minister.

02 Nov 2017

Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan apologises for supporting demonetisation in a hurry

Actor Kamal Haasan has tendered 'A big apology' to people for supporting Narendra Modi's demonetisation of 1000 and 500 currency notes in November 2016.

18 Oct 2017

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A R Rahman unveils track 'The flying lotus' on demonetisation, says he is not making judgement

AR Rahman on Friday unveiled a 19-minute music piece titled "The flying lotus", based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's move to demonetise high value currency notes.

06 Oct 2017

Indian insurer ICICI Lombard's initial public offering of shares to raise as much as 57 billion rupees ($888.40 million) was fully subscribed early on the last day of the sale on Tuesday. (Reuters file Image of stock broker used for representational purpose only)
ICICI Lombard IPO gets fully subscribed, bidding ends later on Tuesday

As of 0515 GMT, the sale had received bids 1.03 times the number of shares on offer, according to data from the BSE and the National Stock Exchange.

19 Sep 2017