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Rahul dares PM Modi to reveal names of Swiss account holders

Updated: Dec 28, 2016 12:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 28 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of protecting black money hoarders and demanded that the names of Swiss account holders be revealed to the nation.

"He (Modi) said he is going to reveal the names of those who hold Swiss accounts. The Swiss Government has given the list to Narendra Modi ji. When is he going to bring the list in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha? We want to know who the corrupt are. He should also tell why he is trying to protect these defaulters," said Gandhi.

Gandhi also continued his outburst against the government's demonetisation move and demanded answers from the Prime Minister.

"Since November 8, how much black money has been recovered? How much economic loss has the nation faced? How many people became unemployed? How many people lost their lives due to demonetisation and if the government has provided compensation to them and if not then why. When the PM took this decision whom did he ask, name the experts whose advice did he take? PM should give the names of those who deposited more than Rs. 25 lakhs two months before November 8," he said.

Terming the decision to ban high-denomination currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 as a yagna, Gandhi demanded proper compensation for those affected post this decision.

"The PM has performed the yagna of demonetisation for 50 families. The Congress is demanding the way compensation should be made. The limit of Rs. 24,000 should be withdrawn. By putting this limit, you are snatching away the financial independence of the people. Secondly, loans of the farmers should be waived off and bonus on 20 percent MSP should be given. Every women of the BPL family must be given Rs. 25,000. The daily wages of the MNREGA workers should be doubled," he said.

Gandhi's fresh outburst against the ruling dispensation came a day after the anti-demonetisation meeting, which was attended by all opposition parties except the Left, Janata Dal (United) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Taking on the opposition for raising objections to the demonetisation drive, Prime Minister Modi yesterday described the move as a 'safayi abhiyan' aimed at curbing black money and corruption.

Addressing a parivartan rally in Congress-ruled Uttarakhand, the Prime Minister said that the country has suffered in the past not just because of black money but also due to leadership with 'malicious heart.' (ANI)

Swamy terms triple talaq an 'immoral thing'

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 12:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday described triple talaq as 'immoral', as it while stating that the controversial practice only proved that there is inequality between men and women which is unacceptable in Indian society.

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Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Kenyan woman, who claimed she was allegedly thrashed in Greater Noida on Wednesday, has withdrawn her complaint after police said no such incident had taken place and that she was lying.

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New Delhi [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): A Delhi court on Thursday deferred the pronouncement of order to April 19 in a case against Utsav Bhasin, who is accused of ramming his BMW car into a motorcycle killing a man in 2008.

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New Delhi [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): With the Lok Sabha passing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill yesterday, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said that it will see if the Bill benefits the rural and middle class sections of the society as they do not want public to suffer.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Congress Party on Thursday condemned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for drawing parallel between Namaz and Surya Namasker and said that commenting on any religious issue is very personal.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain the plea filed by National Panthers Party (NPP) chief Bhim Singh, seeking to constitute a special bench in connection with amendment in the rehabilitation law of people who had come from Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir.

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Ernakulum (Kerala) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): In yet another shocking incident, a nine-year-old minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her close kin and locals.

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Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): The Meerut Municipal Corporation has prohibited its member from attending a meeting as they refused to sing 'Vande Mataram'.

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Illegal slaughter houses closed down in Ranchi

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 09:33 IST

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Many illegal slaughter houses were closed down in Ranchi on Thursday as the 72 hours ultimatum ended today.

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TVF's CEO booked for molestation

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 09:33 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): Following the molestation case filed against 'The Viral Fever' CEO Arunabh Kumar, investigating inspector Padmakar Devre from Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) on Thursday said that the case has been registered under Sections 354 A and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Kolkata: Two dead as fire breaks out in hotel

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 09:24 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): At least two persons were killed in a fire that broke out at a hotel in Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh Sarani in early morning hours on Thursday.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed state Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh to visit the site of Mahakaushal express derailment and oversee the rescue and relief operations there.

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Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): As the abattoirs in Uttar Pradesh are on indefinite strike under the Yogi Adityanath Government, the meat shop owners are coerced to sell tea now.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): As many as 22 people have suffered injuries in the Mahakaushal express derailment accident that took place today.

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12 injured in Mahakaushal express derailment

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 08:38 IST

New Delhi [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): As many as 12 people were injured after eight coaches of a Delhi bound Jabalpur-Mahakaushal express derailed near Kulapahar in Mahoba on Thursday.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Severe heat conditions continued in several parts of the country and parts of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab are reeling under intense heat.

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