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  • Opposition's 'Black Day' In Parliament On One Month Of Notes Ban: 10 Updates
    The Rajya Sabha was adjourned early again on Thursday as neither an aggressive opposition nor the government has budged an inch in the standoff over the notes ban, which is one month old today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the notes ban on November 8 and the opposition has attacked the government since alleging that poor implementation led to the severe cash crunch which has caused immense hardship to people, especially the poor. The government has called the opposition's protests a "self-goal".
  • Minister Babul Supriyo, Trinamool Spar Over Notes Ban Arrest: 10 Points
    The arrest of a politician in Kolkata with wads of new currency notes has provoked a fight between Union Minister Babul Supriyo and the Trinamool Congress of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mr Supriyo said on Wednesday that he regretted "wasting his time" on a person like Manish Sharma, who was the BJP's candidate in state polls earlier this year. Mr Sharma, 44, and six others were caught on Monday with Rs. 33 lakh in cash, mostly in brand new Rs 2,000 notes. He was suspended yesterday, after his arrested.
  • Congressman Mallikarjun Kharge's Strongly Worded Letter To PM On CBI Chief Appointment: 10 Points
    The appointment of Rakesh Asthana, a Gujarat cadre officer, as acting chief of the CBI has become a major controversy, with the Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to complain that "the entire process has been vitiated and is being manipulated to preempt the decision to be arrived at in the meeting of the selection committee."
  • A Third Of My Life For Mother And MGR, The Rest For Me, Said Jayalalithaa
    A sea of weeping mourners has converged at the public hall in Chennai where J Jayalalithaa's body, draped in the flag, will be kept on a raised platform till about 4 pm. Thousands of police officers briefly formed chains earlier this morning to stop the heaving crowd from surging up the steps. The politician was serving her fourth term as Chief Minister when she died last night after a cardiac arrest. Amma or "mother" provoked impassioned displays of loyalty, with supporters tattooing her likeness on their faces and arms, and performing mass prayers and elaborate sacrifices in the hope of facilitating her recovery.
  • Jayalalithaa Buried In Sandalwood Casket Next To Mentor MGR: 10 Points
    An era ended as J Jayalalithaa was lowered into the ground in a sandalwood casket next to the memorial of her mentor, MG Ramachandran or MGR at Chennai's Marina Beach on Tuesday evening. Last rites were performed by the politician's long-time companion Sasikala Natarajan, who also received the national flag that had draped Ms Jayalalithaa's body. The former chief minister was buried with full state honours. Ms Jayalalithaa, 68, died at 11.30 on Monday night, after a huge cardiac arrest the day before.
  • Jayalalithaa's Body At Rajaji Hall, Thousands Pay Tribute: 10 Updates
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, one of the country's most powerful and popular politicians, has died at Chennai's Apollo Hospital, where she was admitted since September 22. The 68-year-old leader died at 11:30 pm on Monday, a day after she had a massive cardiac arrest, the hospital said in a statement.
  • Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu's Puratchi Thalaivi, Was Always In The Spotlight
    J Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and one of the most powerful women politicians the country has ever had, died on Monday in a Chennai hospital. She was 68. The chief minister had a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, hours after her party the AIADMK said that doctors from Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS had declared her fully recovered from the acute lung infection she was treated for since she was admitted in hospital on September 22.
  • Jayalalithaa's Health Update: A Doctor Explains Her Condition
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had a cardiac arrest last evening at Chennai's Apollo Hospital, where she has spent over two months being treated for a serious respiratory illness.
  • Jayalalithaa Critical, Party Says She's Showing 'Some Response': 10 Facts
    J Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, "has shown some signs of response" while on life support systems, said a top political leader today, asking not to be named because of the sensitivity of the situation. The Chief Minister's party, the AIADMK, seconded that theory. After local television channels wrongly reported her death this evening, violence erupted at Chennai's Apollo Hospital where she was admitted in September. Her party is holding a meeting of all its legislators at the AIADMK headquarters in Chennai; senior leader O Panneerselvam is attending the meet.
  • Must Demonstrate Strong Collective Will To Defeat Terror, Says PM Modi At Heart Of Asia Summit: Top Quotes
    6th Heart of Asia Summit was held in Amritsar today, which was was inaugurated by PM Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. At the summit Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized on the need to erase terror network, and said that it endangered the entire region.
  • Silence, Inaction Will Embolden Terrorists And Their Masters: PM Modi At Amritsar Heart of Asia Conference
    At the Heart of Asia Summit today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored the need to wipe out the terror network, saying it was endangering the entire region. A declaration released at the end of the summit called for immediate eradication of terror to help war-ravaged Afghanistan, which is chairing the meet.
  • Akhilesh Yadav On 'Uncle' Amar Singh And 'Bua' Mayawati: 10 Points
    A relaxed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav drew laughter often from his audience today as he made multiple digs at "Uncle" Amar Singh and more than a few at "Bua (Aunt)" Mayawati, asserting that his Samajwadi Party is set to make a comeback in Uttar Pradesh where elections will be held in a few months from now. But he said, "I can't say if I will be the Chief Ministerial candidate." Mr Yadav was speaking to NDTV's Barkha Dutt at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
  • Mamata Banerjee Leaves Bengal Office After 30 Hours Amid Row Over Army: 10 Points
    A furious Mamata Banerjee left her Kolkata office after 30 hours on Friday evening amid a row over the presence of army at toll booths across West Bengal. "The centre is trying to bulldoze us, we will fight them legally," Ms Banerjee said. The centre and the army have said soldiers are present at the toll booths as part of a routine vehicle counting exercise and have refuted the West Bengal Chief Minister's allegation that her government was not informed.
  • Cyclone Nada Weakens, Makes Landfall Near Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam: 10 Points
    Cyclone Nada has weakened into a depression in the Bay of Bengal and made landfall near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, according to the Met department, spawning heavy rain in the coastal areas of the state and Puducherry. Rain up to 4 cm is expected in Cuddalore, Puducherry and Nagapattinam while Chennai will receive moderate rainfall, the weather department has said.
  • Reliance Jio's Free Till March Offer To Be Examined, Says Telecom Regulator TRAI: 10 Facts
    Users of Reliance Jio are entitled to free calls and data till the end of March, billionaire Mukesh Ambani announced today. Telecom regulator TRAI has said it will examine the new offer to see if it meets guidelines. After complaints from competitors like Airtel earlier, the regulator had cleared Jio's free services till the end of the year.

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