Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Congress expels 8 Gujarat MLAs for cross-voting


Cracking down on dissidents in Gujarat, the Congress today expelled for six years eight of its MLAs who cross-voted in yesterday’s Rajya Sabha elections. AICC general secretary incharge of Gujarat unit Ashok Gehlot said he has also recommended the expulsion of six of its legislators who had earlier resigned as MLAs. Three of them had later joined BJP. Asserting that ...

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North Korea considers missile strike on Guam after Donald Trump remarks


North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury”. The sharp increase in tensions rattled financial markets and prompted warnings from US officials and analysts not ...

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New Rs 500, 2000 notes have unique dimension: FinMin


The government today asserted that the new 500 and 2,000 rupee notes have single unique dimension, a statement that came on a day when opposition parties led by the Congress stalled proceedings in the Rajya Sabha alleging that notes having different sizes. “Bank notes in each denomination has a distinct dimension. The size of new design Rs 500 bank note ...

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