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Woman drags her Husband up a Ramp: The brutal reality of Andhra Hospitals

A woman dragged her husband- sick and physically challenged, up to the first floor of Andhra hospital as no wheelchairs were available. She said wheelchairs, stretchers were not available and people merely stared as she pulled him, refusing to come forth and help. The incident was filmed on a mobile …

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Raipur: Several injured after demonetization protesters clashed with Police

A shocking video shows a crowd which gathered to organise a peaceful demonstration against the government’s demonetization scheme being lathi charged by the police. Many were injured and the place erupted in chaos, with the masses chanting- “sharam karo” at the policemen. Source: India Today

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Mumbai’s Juhu Beach ablaze in a sapphire glow- Bioluminescence

For the last few nights, the waves hitting the shore at Mumbai’s Juhu Beach have been shimmering a bright shade of blue. Bioluminescent marine microbes called phytoplankton are responsible for lighting up the waters at night. Assistant Prof of Zoology Pandya explains, “When sea waves churn, a mechanical action occurs, …

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Delhi: Doctor Found With 70 Lakhs in Rs. 100 Notes in Cash

A pediatrician was detained on Wednesday for allegedly possessing around Rs.70 lakhs in Rs. 100 denominations in central Delhi’s Paharganj area, police said.  The doctor, identified as Nallal, was allegedly putting bundles of cash in his car when a passerby noticed his action and made a PCR call, they said. Nallal was detained …

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8 Big Developments you need to know in the 500-1000 Rs notes Saga

  The limit for swapping notes at banks has been reduced from Rs. 4,500 to Rs. 2,000 for each person from Friday. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said 22,500 ATMs would be recalibrated today, allowing them to dispense new notes. Families can withdraw Rs. 2.5 lakh in one go for weddings but only from one account, …

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Tremors in Delhi, Gurgaon: Haryana struck by 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Tremors were felt in New Delhi and parts of National Capital Region (NCR) after an earthquake of 4.4 magnitude struck on the Delhi-Haryana border this morning. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that the epicentre of the earthquake was at the Delhi-Haryana border and the tremors which lasted a minute …

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The Demonetization Debacle: The Opposition vs. Govt, which side are you on?

As reports of logistical problems and rural distress pertaining to the demonetization of currency notes continue to come in, the debate has moved into the Parliament where ideological battle lines were drawn on the first day of the winter session. The unstated consensus was to weed out black money, but …

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Unity in Adversity: Indian Parliament’s Winter Session Begins With A Bang

India’s Upper House (Rajya Sabha) started its Winter session with a (post) Diwali dhamaka, all opposition parties united to declare that the ruling Govt. had pushed the country into “economic anarchy.” Pertinent information has surfaced that the highly dramatic, closely guarded demonetization announcement was hardly secretive. Consequently a JPC probe …

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The Downside of Demonetization: The Suffering Rural Masses

While the vision behind India’s sudden declaration that 500- and 1,000-rupee notes were no longer legal tender was to control India’s Black money problem, Foreign Media believes this action to be a grave miscalculation.  Economists believe that Modi’s scheme will have a lackadaisical impact on black money as a very …

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KFA loan recovery: Indians chasing Banks, Banks chasing Mallya

The State Bank of India has moved the Kingfisher loan of Rs 1201 crore  into a category called AUCA -“Advance Under Collection Accounts” which enables the bank to keep the bad debt off their books while being able to pursue its recovery. However, moving of loans into the AUCA category …

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