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Mumbai-Howrah, Mumbai-Chennai high-speed rail corridors likely to get nod in Union Budget 2018

Mumbai-Howrah, Mumbai-Chennai high-speed rail corridors likely to get nod in Union Budget 2018 1
Jan 17
Mumbai-Howrah, Mumbai-Chennai high-speed rail corridors likely to get nod in Union Budget 2018 1
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The four remaining corridors required to the complete the railways’ ambitious golden quadrilateral, including Mumbai-Howrah and Mumbai-Chennai, are likely to be approved in the Union Budget 2018-19.

The golden quadrilateral entails the interconnection of four major metros – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata – through a high-speed network.

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All 14 types of Rs 10 coins are valid, legal tender: RBI

All 14 types of Rs 10 coins are valid, legal tender: RBI
Jan 17
All 14 types of Rs 10 coins are valid, legal tender: RBI
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Amid reluctance by certain traders to accept ‘different looking’ Rs 10 coins, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday said all 14 designs of the coin are valid and legal tender for transactions.

“It has come to the notice of Reserve Bank that in certain places there is reluctance on part of traders and members of the public to accept Rs 10 coins due to suspicion about their genuineness,” the RBI said while reiterating legal tender status of the coins.

In a statement, the central bank clarified that it puts into circulation the coins minted by government mints. These coins, it further said, have distinctive features to reflect various themes of economic, social and cultural values and are introduced from time to time.

“So far the Reserve Bank has issued Rs 10 coin in 14 designs. All these coins are legal tender and can be accepted for transactions,” the RBI said, adding that banks should also accept the coins for transactions and exchange at all their branches.

 

Application seeking FIR against Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty for ‘bhangi’ remark filed in Bhoiwada Court

Application seeking FIR against Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty for 'bhangi' remark filed in Bhoiwada Court
Jan 17
Application seeking FIR against Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty for 'bhangi' remark filed in Bhoiwada Court
Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty Kundra courted controversy with their ‘bhangi’ remark

An application was filed in Mumbai’s Bhoiwada Court on Wednesday seeking FIR against Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty Kundra for allegedly using the word ‘bhangi ‘in a derogatory way and hurting sentiments of Valmiki community.

Salman had reportedly used the word last month while referring to his dancing skills, while Shilpa had used the word to describe how she looked at home.

A complaint was later filed against the two in Rajasthan’s Churu district, following which they were booked under relevant sections of SC/ST Act and summoned by Deputy SP, Hukum Singh on January 15. The two, however, failed to appear and have now been asked to come without fail on January 22.

Earlier, a complaint was also filed against the actors in Mumbai. Even the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) had sought replies from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the police commissioners of Delhi and Mumbai over the issue.

 

Biggest Note Haul: Demonetised notes worth over Rs 100 crore seized from Kanpur house

Biggest Note Haul: Demonetised notes worth over Rs 100 crore seized from Kanpur house
Jan 17
Biggest Note Haul: Demonetised notes worth over Rs 100 crore seized from Kanpur house
Notes worth around Rs 100 crore were recovered from the house (Picture: ANI)

In one of the biggest note seizures since demonetisation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday seized old Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes worth an estimated Rs 100 crore from a locked house in Kanpur.

The cash was in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which were demonetised by the government in November 2016. The currency was neatly stacked to form a bed of currency notes. The exact count, however, is not known as counting is still underway.

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BJP leader arrested for assaulting official who removed nameplate from his vehicle

BJP leader arrested for assaulting official who removed nameplate from his vehicle
Jan 17
BJP leader arrested for assaulting official who removed nameplate from his vehicle
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BJP leader Rajdhani Yadav was arrested after he allegedly assaulted the District Transport Officer (DTO) of Jharkhand’s Latehar district for removing a nameplate, carrying his name and designation, from his vehicle.

According to officials, the DTO Latehar F Barla intercepted the vehicle of BJP leader-cum-Latehar district vice-president of the 20-point programme and removed the nameplate in the district collectorate premises.

While the nameplate was being removed, Yadav started arguing and later assaulted the DTO, who received injuries and was rushed to Sadar Hospital for treatment. An FIR was registered following the incident, post which Yadav was arrested.

The Deputy Development Commissioner, Anil Kumar Singh said action will be taken against the culprit for obstructing government official from discharging his duty. The incident, which clearly shows the leader assaulting the official, was captured by a bystander.

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