Your cheque book is not going anywhere; government says no proposal to ban it

Your cheque book is not going anywhere; government says no proposal to ban it

Two days ago the news that the Narendra Modi government, in order to push its digital drive, may ban cheque books soon created some noise. The Finance Ministry today cleared the air and declined the reports

Bamboo no longer a tree; President clears Forest Act ordinance to encourage its cultivation
Bamboo no longer a tree; President clears Forest Act ordinance to encourage its cultivation

President Ram Nath Kovind today cleared an ordinance amending the Indian Forest Act, omitting bamboo grown in non-forest areas from the definition of trees.

As Sushma Swaraj wins hearts across border with her humanitarian effort, Pakistan fumes, calls it Indian gimmickry
As Sushma Swaraj wins hearts across border with her humanitarian effort, Pakistan fumes, calls it Indian gimmickry

Pakistan after allowing Mumbai attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed to walk free on Wednesday has rebuked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her humanitarian effort of issuing medical visas to Pakistanis who are in dire need of extensive medical help.

Politics over tricolour? In Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi to accept giant National Flag allegedly rejected by Vijay Rupani
Politics over tricolour? In Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi to accept giant National Flag allegedly rejected by Vijay Rupani

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is set to accept a giant national flag made by Dalit community members, which was earlier allegedly rejected by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

Vyapam scam: CBI files chargesheet against 592 people, including former director and system analyst
Vyapam scam: CBI files chargesheet against 592 people, including former director and system analyst

Vyapam scam: The list also named some private colleges chairmen including Ajay Goenka, Chirayu Medical College; SN Vijaywargiya, Peoples Medical College; Suresh Singh Bhadauria, Medical College Bhopal and JN Chowkse, LN Medical College.

Delhi plans to follow Beijing traffic norms; Odd-Even to kick in automatically when air pollution enters 'emergency' zone
Delhi plans to follow Beijing traffic norms; Odd-Even to kick in automatically when air pollution enters 'emergency' zone

The Supreme Court-appointed watchdog EPCA is planning to devise a system under which measures like odd-even will kick in automatically when air pollution enters 'emergency' zone.

Mahesh Sharma dubs Mayawati as daughter of 'daulat', not Dalit; claims Gandhi family not competent enough to run country
Mahesh Sharma dubs Mayawati as daughter of 'daulat', not Dalit; claims Gandhi family not competent enough to run country

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma has dubbed BSP supremo Mayawati as a "daughter of daulat (wealth) and not a Dalit" and claimed that the Gandhi family was not "competent" enough to run the country.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

Today ( 23 Nov )This Week ( 19 Nov - 25 Nov )

SAGITTARIUS Your creative energy should now be at a peak, but not perhaps because the stars are all on your side. On the contrary, challenging romantic stars remind us of the cliché that all great art stems from… read more

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