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Withdraw up to Rs 2000 from PoS machines free of charge: SBI

Withdraw up to Rs 2000 from PoS machines free of charge: SBI A PNB official also said overall the bank has not faced any cash shortage in its ATMs across the country and continue to function as usual. India seems to be reeling under the effects of demonetization once again as there seems to be acute cash crunch throughout India especially which started from the Southern states and which is now slowly spreading to the other states. [Full Article...]

SC asks Centre to seize Dawood Ibrahim's Mumbai properties

SC asks Centre to seize Dawood Ibrahim's Mumbai properties Amina and Hasina were unable to provide any kind of proof that the earnings and the properties had a legal source, thus, they couldn't take back the properties. The duo reportedly had seven residential properties on their names - two in Amina Bi's name and five in Hasina Parker's name. Dawood's properties worth about crore rupees. [Full Article...]

SC for fair trial in Kathua rape-murder case

SC for fair trial in Kathua rape-murder case That is wrong. Rule of law stands on the highest pedestal. "And that's not restricted to just this case", he added. On 13 April, the apex court had taken serious note of lawyers obstructing the judicial process in the Kathua gang-rape and murder case and initiated a case on its own accord, saying such impeding of the process of law "affects the delivery of justice". [Full Article...]

ATM cash crunch: 'Financial emergency' returns, says Opposition

ATM cash crunch: 'Financial emergency' returns, says Opposition Following this, some months ago the government and the RBI chose to not issue fresh Rs 2,000 notes to join the circulation. In a statement earlier this week he said that there is more than adequate currency in circulation and available with banks. [Full Article...]

Verdict on Bengal rural polls today

Verdict on Bengal rural polls today Refuting the Oppositions' allegations that it was working at the behest of the ruling TMC, the State Election Commission (SEC) on Thursday told the Calcutta High Court that it has taken all steps to ensure a level playing field for the upcoming panchayat elections. [Full Article...]

Sanctions Are Hurting North Korea. Can They Make Kim Offer In?

Sanctions Are Hurting North Korea. Can They Make Kim Offer In? Moon and Kim are due to meet on Friday on the southern side of the DMZ, in what will be only the third inter-Korean summit since the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, leaving them technically still in a state of conflict. [Full Article...]

'Please forgive a loose tongue': Barbara Bush's apology to Marge Simpson

'Please forgive a loose tongue': Barbara Bush's apology to Marge Simpson Bush on her wall. She was second lady of the land when her husband was vice president. Bush held me in her gaze a good long while. "I'm a big booster of teachers", she said. "Barbara Bush was a nasty drunk". "She was a very kind, gracious lady". "I think she had a lot of influence on George and I guess I was thinking I'd write a letter to her and persuade him to do something about the economy". [Full Article...]

Only Russia has resources to produce Novichok — UN Security Council

The source did not say when the inspectors might visit the site, or whether a planned visit to Douma on Wednesday had been postponed. "At present, we do not know when [our fact-finding] team can be deployed to Douma", the OPCW said . Russian Federation and Syria deny the accusations although soldiers from both forces have been seen patrolling the wreckage of the town. AFP was not able to in... [Full Article...]

Gujarat riots: HC acquits Maya Kodnani in Naroda Patiya massacre

Gujarat riots: HC acquits Maya Kodnani in Naroda Patiya massacre Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years of imprisonment. However, the court commuted Bajrangi's life until death sentence to 21 years in prison. Out of the 32 convictions, the Gujarat high court today acquitted 17 persons including former BJP MLA and minister Kodnani in the case. [Full Article...]

Japanese Volcano Erupts for First Time in 250 Years

Japanese Volcano Erupts for First Time in 250 Years Following the eruption of the 1,317-meter volcano in Ebino, Miyazaki Prefecture, the agency restricted access to the mountain and its vicinity and raised the alert level from 2 to 3, the highest since the measure was applied to the mountain in 2016. [Full Article...]

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria's Douma

An attack in Douma on April 7 resulted in the death of 70 people, which local help groups said was a chemical attack since most of the victims suffered foaming at the mouth and the nose. Asked about the assertion that the strikes had only a limited impact, a White House National Security Council spokesman said the objective of the military operation was to hold Syria's government accountable... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets 'big price' after reports of Syrian chemical attack

Trump tweets 'big price' after reports of Syrian chemical attack At stake in Syria is the potential for confrontation, if not outright conflict, between the USA and Russian Federation, former Cold War foes whose relations have deteriorated in recent years over Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, its interference in the 2016 US presidential election and, most recently, its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. [Full Article...]

Kathmandu airport nearly sees another disaster: Plane skids off runway; none hurt

Kathmandu airport nearly sees another disaster: Plane skids off runway; none hurt Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu confirmed that the aircraft was towed away from the grassland to the runway and now is in the parking area, reported the Kathmandu Post. The airline added that it took the safety of its passengers and employees very seriously and that it had taken immediate measures to rectify and investigate the incident. [Full Article...]

Brexit: EU Council head warns United Kingdom on Irish border issue

Brexit: EU Council head warns United Kingdom on Irish border issue The Telegraph reported that two proposals were given. In a move that casts doubt on the UK's ability to leave the customs union post-Brexit, senior EU sources briefed the Telegraph that Theresa May's border plan was this week subject to a "systematic and forensic annihilation" at a meeting in Brussells this week. [Full Article...]

Eastbound Hwy. 401 partially reopens after multi-vehicle crash in Mississauga

Eastbound Hwy. 401 partially reopens after multi-vehicle crash in Mississauga The eastbound lanes of Highway 401 at Winston Churchill Boulevard have partially reopened following a multi-vehicle crash in Mississauga. "No serious injuries, which is spectactular", Schmidt said during the video. Two tractor trailers and three cars were involved in that collision. "Looking at the damage it certainly could have been far worse". Ontario Provincial Police, the Ministry of Trans... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom envoy: Syria and Russia Need to Allow inspectors visit Douma

United Kingdom envoy: Syria and Russia Need to Allow inspectors visit Douma There was also a small explosion at the site. At the scene of that contested April 7 attack, a man who said he lives next to a building struck by one of the alleged chemical-laden canisters brought Doane and his team into the basement, where he described what said had been a "horrible smell". [Full Article...]

Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests In a statement on Thursday night, the Presidency said that Ramaphosa has noted, "with serious concern", the reports of a protest and clashes between protesters and police in the province. "We pray that he will receive the necessary cooperation to address service delivery challenges and appoint a neutral and competent authority to speedily get to the bottom of corruption allegations that have been ... [Full Article...]

Opposition parties move petition for CJI Dipak Misra Impeachment

Opposition parties move petition for CJI Dipak Misra Impeachment The opposition has united to bring an impeachment motion in the Parliament against the Chief Justice of India ( CJI ) Dipak Mishra. Sibal also dismissed reports that there is no consensus within the party regarding the motion. The development came after a delegation of political parties met with Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu at his residence earlier in the day. Four senior judges o... [Full Article...]

Case Against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Case Against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Can Proceed, Judge Rules In another instance, Tisaby claimed he checked his laptop for notes during a deposition lunch break, but later said the laptop wasn't even in St. Louis, defense attorneys said. Prosecutors have an obligation to turn over certain documents and material that might be favorable to defendants, but Burlison said Gardner's office had committed "sanctionable" violations of those rules and obligations. [Full Article...]

Protectionism, political uncertainty threaten to derail global economic growth

Protectionism, political uncertainty threaten to derail global economic growth She added that the government is now expanding public investments, and this is reflected in the size of national projects that have provided thousands of jobs. But Lagarde said the expansion was vulnerable. Low-income and developing countries averaged more than 40 percent, having risen more than 10 percentage points in the last five years. [Full Article...]


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