Daily Archives: July 4, 2017

SC gives Centre, RBI time to devise plan for depositing demonetised currency

The Supreme Court today granted the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India two weeks to consider the option of granting a window to those who could not deposit their demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes for a compelling reason. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, ...

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Darjeeling shutdown enters 20th day, situation remains tense


The situation in Darjeeling remained tensed as the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland entered its 20th day today. Internet services remained suspended for the 17th consecutive day as the Darjeeling district extended the ban on it in the hills for eight more days yesterday. Except pharmacies all the other shops, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges remained closed. The Gorkha Janmukti ...

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Wheat seed scam: Agriculture minister gives consent to FIR against 8 officials


Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal yesterday recommended the lodging of an FIR against eight officers of Uttarakhand Seeds and Tarai Development Corporation Ltd (USTDC) for their alleged involvement in the Rs 16 crore wheat seed scam for Rabi season. “Based on prima facie evidence as indicated in the enquiry report submitted by Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Dr Ranbir Singh, ...

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Contractor beaten to death in Doon; 2 held


A 30-year-old contractor was feared to have been beaten to death after he allegedly harassed a woman at a late-night party in a restaurant here, the police said yesterday. Two men had been arrested in this connection, Dehradun SSP Nivedita Kukreti said. The men, identified as Gurpreet Singh and Ajeet Singh, alias Vicky, had been charged with murder under Section ...

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