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10 November 2016

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10 Nov. 2016: 09 Safar 1438: Vol: 8, No:32
Do not pass any order without hearing argument on demonetisation: Centre tells SC over PIL; plea to be heard on 15 Nov
New Delhi:Centre on Thursday filed a caveat in the Supreme Court asking it not to pass any interim order without hearing its argument on the demonetisation issue. Centre today filed a caveat in the Supreme Court that it be heard if the court entertains any petition on demonetisation of Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 notes even as the apex court indicated that it may hear on Nov.15 a plea challenging the govt  decision. “Let it be listed on Tuesday if the petition gets numbered by the registry,” a 3-judge bench headed by Justice AR Dave said when a lawyer today sought urgent hearing of his plea on the ground that demonetisation is causing a lot of problem to the common citizens. Modi govt filed a caveat in the SC registry saying that it be heard if the court entertains and passes some directions on the petitions.The plea was mentioned by advocate Sangam Lal Pandey who has filed the PIL in his personal capacity.He has sought quashing of the Nov.8 notification of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of Finance Ministry on the grounds that the common public had not been granted sufficient time and as a result they are facing a lot of hardship. PIL has also sought a direction to the Centre that sufficient time be given to the citizens for exchanging the demonetised currency notes.Besides this petition, another plea was filed yesterday in the apex court seeking quashing of the decision to demonetise Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 currency notes on grounds that it infringed on citizens’ right to life and to trade, among others.PIL filed by Delhi-based lawyer Vivek Narayan Sharma, which could be listed for hearing during the week, has termed the notification of DEA as “dictatorial” claiming it did not grant reasonable time to citizens for exchanging the specified bank notes to legitimate notes to avoid “large scale mayhem, life threating difficulties“.PTI/india live today
‘Do not pass any order without hearing argument on de-monetisation’, Centre tells Sc over PIL
Currency ban - SC refuses early hearing
Plea in SC seeks quashing of demonetisation decision
Petition Filed Against Demonetisation Accuses Modi Of 'Economic Terrorism'
Govt to re-introduce all currency denominations with new designs, features
The govt will re-introduce all currency note denominations with new designs and feature, economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday, a move apparently aimed at draining illegal cash from the economy. Govt sprang a surprise on Tuesday by withdrawing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, causing an upheaval with millions of people holding cash savings hurled into uncertainty.But the case will be different for smaller denominations, Das said.“Let me make it clear, tender status of existing Rs 100, 50 or other denominations will continue to be legal,” the secretary said, as quoted by ANI.“From time to time, new series of notes with new features and designs will be infused in market.”Banks and automatic teller machines started dispensing new Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes from Thursday. The new banknotes feature a radically new design, colour with additional safety mechanisms.HT
Deposits above Rs 2.5 lakh to face tax, 200% penalty on income mismatch
New Delhi: Govt has warned that cash deposits above Rs 2.5 lakh threshold under the 50-day window could attract tax plus a 200% penalty in case of income mismatch. "We would be getting reports of all cash deposited during the period of Nov.10 to Dec.30, 2016, above a threshold of Rs 2.5 lakh in every account."The (tax) dept.would do matching of this with income returns filed by the depositors. And suitable action may follow," revenue secretary Hashmukh Adhia said  last night.Any mismatch with income declared by the account holder will be treated as a case of tax evasion."This would be treated as a case of tax evasion and the tax amount plus a penalty of 200% of the tax payable would be levied as per Section 270(A) of the Income Tax Act," he said. Adhia said small businessmen, housewives, artisans and workers who had some cash lying as their savings at home should not be worried about any tax department scrutiny. "Such group of people... need not worry about such small amount of deposits up to Rs 1.5 or 2 lakh since it would be below the taxable income. There will be no harassment by the Income Tax Dept.for such small deposits made," he said.On people resorting to buying of jewelery, he said persons buying jewelery has to provide the PAN number."Action will be taken against those jewellers who fail to take PAN numbers from such buyers. When the cash deposits of the jewellers would be scrutinised against the sales made, whether they have taken the PAN number of the buyer or not will also be checked," he added.PTI
Penalty of 200% on deposits of over Rs 10 lakh, unaccounted cash
BJP, its friends informed about demonetisation a week before, Modi Advertising For Paytm 'Shameful: Kejriwal
New Delhi: BJP and its "friends" were informed about the demonetisation of high value currency "a week before" the move was effected, especially keeping the upcoming UP polls in mind, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today alleged.  Kejriwal questioned the logic behind the introduction of Rs 2000 notes saying it will fan corruption and the black money economy instead of containing it and that demonetisation has hit the common men hard. AAP chief, in a video message, said a racket of commissions was thriving across the country. The fault lies in their (government's) intentions, Kejriwal said.  In a series of tweets, Kejriwal also took pot shots at an advertisement of Mobile payments firm 'Paytm' that featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image, saying the company was the biggest beneficiary of the move. "There is evidence that their (BJP) friends and own people were informed a week before the decision was announced. They have made all arrangements like buying property or gold. BJP is going to fight polls in Uttar Pradesh and other states. It has made arrangements. "Common men are the only ones suffering. I spoke to many people, they told me that black money holders have done settings already. Money will be delivered to their homes in lieu of 15 to 20 per cent commission," Kejriwal said. "Utterly shameful. Do people want their PM to model for pvt cos? Tomo, if these cos do wrongdoings, who will act against them? Paytm biggest beneficiary of PM's announcement. Next day PM appears in its ads. Whats the deal, Mr PM?" Kejriwal said in a series of tweets. economictimes
Kejriwal accuses Modi of informing ‘friends’ before demonetisation, says ‘God won’t forgive him’
PM Modi Advertising For Paytm 'Shameful: Kejriwal
Shiv Sena slams PM Modi over demonetisation of notes
Mumbai:Shiva Sena  hit out at PM Narendra Modi over the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, saying ever since the surgical strikes, ceasefire violations are on and time will tell whether the second one now on black money will be successful. The BJP ally in the state govt  said one will have to adopt a wait and watch approach to see how far does Modi’s “second strike” against black money goes to curb illicit trade of funds. It said corruption is a mindset and until that changes, the disease of black money cannot be checked completely.PTI
Modi's decision is a joke, calamity and a brake on Indian economy: Kerala Finance Minister
Coming down heavily on the central govt for its decision to scrap Rs 500 and 1000 notes, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has called the decision a joke, a calamity and a brake on the economy. Isaac said that the decision will bring the economy to a standstill."It is going to disrupt economic life. The whole economy is going to be on a standstill. It makes no sense. The reason that this is done to battle counterfeit notes from Pakistan does not hold water," said Isaac.Criticizing the decision further, Isaac said "If the PM  is thinking black money is held in cash in almirahs in India, then that's not right. Major proportion of black money is stacked abroad, the rest is invested in gold or other precious metals and properties. It is ordinary people who keep cash in hand," he added. india today

Decommissioning: WPI terms it ‘another gimmick with insignificant result’
New Delhi: While welcoming any serious initiative aimed at curbing the menace of black money and corruption, Welfare Party of India in a statement said that decommissioning of 500 and 1,000 denomination notes will be of insignificant result. Party general secretary PC Hamza said instead of taking surgical steps to bring the huge black money worth multi-million dollars deposited in safe havens abroad, Modi govt  is resorting to gimmicks. The present move will give little benefits but will bring unbearable hardships to common people.TCN
Stunned over new Rs 1,000 rule woman dies of shock outside bank in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur: A 40-year-old washerwoman died allegedly due to shock when on Wednesday she learnt that banks will not accept denominations of Rs 1000. Tirtharaji came to know about centre’s demonitisation move only when she reached the bank. Incident took place at Captainganj tehsil of Kushinagar. Pictures of the woman’s body lying on ground along with two Rs 1,000 denomination notes and a pass book went viral on social media.As per reports, the woman had saved Rs 2,000. She had exchanged the change for bigger denomination of two Rs 1,000 notes sometime back so that it would be easier for her to carry to the bank.DM Kushinagar Shambhu Kumar said, “Officials from the revenue department have been asked to visit the house of the deceased woman. If it comes out to be a death due to shock then necessary action will be taken.”In another incident, an 8-year-old girl died allegedly due to delay in treatment when her father, who was on his way to hospital to seek medical help, could not get petrol as he was carrying a Rs 1000 note which the pump station attendant refused to take. The incident took place at Mahua Mafi village.HT
Washerwoman Dies Of Shock, Girl Dies Without Medical Treatment: Demonetisation's Impact On Poor
Rs 3 crore seized from BJP leader's car in Ghaziabad
Lucknow: Cash amounting to Rs 3 crore was recovered from the car of a BJP leader in Ghaziabad on Thursday, police said. Car was coming from Delhi and was headed for Lucknow, an official told IANS. The car had a Haryana number plate (HR 26 AR 9662).The Maruti Swift model car was intercepted at Indirapuram when the driver tried to break through a police barricade.The police personnel on the spot chased the car and on checking found the cash in the boot. The car is registered in the name of Ajeet Mishra of Gurgaon and two persons, Siddhartha Shukla and Anoop Agarwal, were travelling in the car at the time of the cash recovery.The two said the money belonged to them and that they were taking it to deposit it in the party fund in Lucknow.The police informed the Income Tax department, and IT officials are trying sdzazto confirm the source of the money.Meanwhile, Ex-head of Ghaziabad city BJP Ashok Monga reached the police station and certified, on a letter pad, that the money was being “sent by the BJP Central Office to BJP state office in Lucknow for party activities”.IANS
Truck carrying new Rs 2000 notes detained in TN
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Election Commission’s flying squad and local police detained a truck carrying Rs 7.65 crore-worth of money in form of Rs 2,000 denomination notes in Thanjavur district.District is home to Aravakurichi assembly constituency where by-poll polls will be held on Nov.19.Officials were first perplexed by what they thought was the “ingenuity and efficiency” of party cadres as they obtained mint-fresh currency notes that had not yet been officially issued.HT
Weddings postponed over cash gift imbroglio
Mumbai: Reeta Gupta's friend who is getting married next week is in a quandary. For the 4-day wedding, she has 18 occasions lined up and every function calls for gifting a "tikka" or a cash gift to close family members."Marwaris have large close-knit families and every cover means a cash gift of around Rs 51,000 per person and every occasion involves giving such cash gifts to at least 35 people per function. This decision has put a spanner in the wheel. The invites have been dispatched and it is not possible to call off the wedding.All these envelopes have been prepared and kept ready for wedding. But this gift will amount to nothing now," said Gupta.Her friend is not the only one whose family is palpitating. Another couple in Mumbai tying the knot in December is worried that several bills need to be paid and caterers and alcohol providers only accept cash. "Several wedding halls also demand rent partially in cash," said the bride-to-be. In Rajasthan, many couples have postponed their weddings.TOI
Sacks Full Of Burnt 500 And 1,000 Rupee Notes in UP
Bareilly: A day after the govt  discontinued Rs. 500 and 1000 notes in a shock announcement to curb black money, sacks full of burnt notes were found in Bareilly in UP.The burnt Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes were reportedly brought in sacks and then dumped by workers of a company on Parsa Kheda road at CB Ganj in Bareilly, sources said. Police officials said the notes appeared to have been cut, damaged and then burnt. The police has since taken over the remains of the currency notes and the RBI officials have been informed of the incident.IANS
'No one thinks of the poor': Low-income patients are hobbled by the currency-note ban
On Tuesday 17-year-old Jyoti Mane and her mother Shaila boarded a train from Ahemdnagar to Mumbai where Jyoti is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. Shaila had sold her mangalsutra to pay her daughter's medical bills, which was now 20 notes of Rs 1,000 that she carefully placed in her small purse tucked inside her blouse.“We travel in general compartment, there is always a fear of being robbed,” said Shaila.When they reached Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital on Wednesday morning, mother and daughter were shocked that a taxi driver refused to accept their Rs 1,000 note. “We were told that the govt has banned these notes,” said Shaila. She has now given the Rs 20,000 cash to her sister in the hope that she can deposit it in the bank and get notes which she can use.Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel where Jyoti will undergo chemotherapy is run with govt support and, like other public hospitals, was accepting the demonetised Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes on the first day of the currency ban. But the Manes were hungry because they could not use the notes to buy food. “My daughter has not eaten anything since morning,” said Shaila Mane, her eyes filling with tears as she hopes she has not lost all her money.sroll.in
RBI to reintroduce Rs. 1,000 note in few months: Govt
New Delhi:RBI will release a new series of Rs. 1,000 notes in a few months, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday. He said Rs. 2000 note was introduced keeping in mind the convenience of the people and the inflationary pressures.“RBI is going to monitor the release of the Rs 2000 notes, and in due course, within a few months, the Rs 1000 note will be reintroduced into the market with completely new dimensions, new design and new colour from the old one,” Das said while speaking at the Economics Editors’ Conference.
More relief: Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes can be used for paying utility bills, tax
Giving some more relief to common man, the Centre on Thursday said old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes can be used to pay utility charges like water and electricity, taxes, penalty and fees to central and state govts till midnight of Nov.11.While the govt had permitted people to use such notes for payment of certain services like rail and metro ticket, rail catering, airline ticket, buying LPG cylinder and medicines with doctor’s prescription. Economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das on Thursday tweeted: “Old Rs 500, 1000 notes to be accepted for payment of fees, charges, taxes, penalty to central and state govt s, including municipalities and local bodies.” Such old notes to be accepted for payment of utility charges like water and electricity, he said.Exemptions have also been made for payments at govt hospitals, milk booths, crematoria/burial grounds and petrol pumps till Nov.11HT
Authorities to accept old Rs. 500, Rs 1,000 notes for electricity, water bills: Centre
Air tickets bought using old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes to be 'strictly non-refundable'
New Delhi: The great Indian 'jugaad' has failed this time. People were lining up at airport counters of airlines to buy tickets using their stack of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.On Thursday evening, airlines said that the tickets being sold like this will be "strictly non-refundable and won't be cancelled". SpiceJet confirmed this move and Vistara tweeted about it."We got instructions from the DGCA to do so. They, in turn, got their orders from the highest level of govt (read PMO) as the relaxation was meant to ensure genuine travellers do not face hardships. This was not meant to be misused as a old-to-new note conversion trick," said a senior airline official.TOI
D-Company chatter gives out Pakistan plan of faking Rs 100 notes: Economic Times
New Delhi: ISI-backed fake Indian currency notes (FICN) printing modules in Peshawar and Karachi have gone back to printing notes of denominations of Rs 100.This was revealed by chatter picked up by intelligence agencies through Tuesday night and Wednesday. economictimes
Massive Queues At Banks, Millions Rush To Exchange Banned Rs. 1,000 And 500 Notes
Banks open, hundreds form queues to exchange Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes
Demonetization: Witless and Anti-People: Economist PROF. PRABHAT PATNAIK's article
Who will be hit the most initially: Small traders, vendors, labourers
Breaking the Politics-Business Nexus Will Be the Real Surgical Strike on Black Money:M.K. VENU
Banks extend working hours, waive off ATM charges to handle impending rush:PTI
Chaos Over Ban On Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000 Notes To Continue For Months
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Ramping up defence ties to be major focus of Israeli President Rivlin 8-day trip to India
New Delhi: Further deepening the already close defence ties will be a major focus of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's 8-day trip to India beginning Monday during which both sides are also set to ink a number of MoUs to expand cooperation in areas of energy, agriculture and trade.Ahead of Rivlin's visit here, first by an Israeli President in nearly two decades, the Jewish country's envoy Daniel Carmon said the bilateral defence ties were beyond buyer-seller and military-to-military relationship and the message will be to broaden it further besides boosting cooperation in some other sectors.During his stay, the Israeli President will hold extensive talks with his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and PM Narendra Modi covering key bilateral and regional issues besides attending a ceremony in Taj Hotel and Chabad House in Mumbai to pay tribute to victims of 26/11 attack in which 6 Jews were also killed. On defence cooperation, Carmon said Israel has plans for fresh joint ventures and technology transfer in developing weapons systems and ensuring implementation of Modi's Make in India initiative in the key sector which is a "major facet" of his country's "special relationship" with India.Asked about Modi's proposed visit to Israel, he said it will happen and will be a very important trip.It was being decided by the two governments when it will happen, the envoy said.There were indications that the PM may visit Tel Aviv in the first part of 2017 which will be the 25th year of formal diplomatic ties between the two countries. India had established "full" diplomatic relationship with Israel in 1992 though it had recognised the country in 1950.President Rivlin will head business and academic delegations including chancellors of 12 Israeli universities as well as Israeli companies, some of which are already active and successful in India.PTI
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If Constitution protects cows, why not bulls? SC asks Centre on Jallikattu
New Delhi: Supreme Court questioned Centre’s “contradictory” stands on bovines, asking how it could permit Jallikattu where bulls are subjected to rough treatment and used for entertainment when the Constitution has provisions to protect cows.“On the one hand you want compassion towards cow on the other hand you want to use bull as a tool for entertainment for human being. If we go by constitutional principles of compassion, such a contradiction cannot be permitted. Even if you say that Jallikattu is a sport, it is not permissible.You better play computer games for entertainment,” said a bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Rohinton Nariman. HT
SC seeks Gujarat’s response over plea to defreeze Teesta’s accounts
New Delhi: Supreme Court has given 2 weeks’ time to Gujarat to file its response to social activist Teesta Setalvad’s petition challenging the state police’s order to freeze her personal and NGO’s accounts.A bench of justice Dipak Misra and justice Amitava Roy told additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta that the response should be submitted by Nov.16 and fixed December 1 to hear the matter again.The court told Mehta that this is the last opportunity given to Gujarat to place its response after Setalvad’s advocate, senior counsel Kapil Sibal, complained govt had taken adjournment twice in the past. “My accounts are frozen for nearly three years now. Either they should reply or hear my plea,” Sibal told the bench.HT
Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal: Supreme Court rules against Punjab; Congress MLAs, Amarinder resign in protest
New Delhi:In a setback to SAD-BJP govt  in Punjab, the Supreme Court today held as unconstitutional the state govt ’s law to terminate a water-sharing agreement with other states by constructing the Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal on its territory. A 5-judge Constitution Bench answered Presidential Reference, opining that Punjab cannot terminate agreement unilaterally and its 2004 Act was hence unconstitutional. Bench led by Justice Anil R Dave, reading out the verdict in the court, said that all the questions referred to it by President have been answered in negative. This effectively meant that Punjab’s attempt to wriggle out of the agreement to share water with Haryana, Delhi and other states has been shot down.The Constitution Bench judgment also restores the 2004 decree passed by the Supreme Court, directing Punjab to construct the SYL canal on its territory. Protesting against the court judgment, Congress MLAs resigned en masse. Party state president Amarinder Singh also resigned as MP. indian express
Bhopal court slams MP govt for delay in informing about encounter
Bhopal: A Bhopal court on Wednesday pulled up the state govt  for a 9-day delay in informing it about an alleged jailbreak by 8 men who were gunned down hours later in controversial circumstances last month.CJM also asked why the court should believe the govt ’s account of the jailbreak based on only the statement of a prison employee. The court’s observation will put more pressure on the Shivraj Singh Chouhan govt , which has faced stinging criticism from political parties and activists for alleged human rights violation by police during operation that led to the death of the 8 men on Oct.31. The under trial men were lodged at the Bhopal central jail. Under the criminal procedure code, the court where the case of an accused is being heard has to be informed about an encounter.CJM Bhubhaskar Yadav asked the govt  why it informed the court about the encounter 9 days late when the state govt and police officers made repeated statements to the media on the incident. Yadav also said the govt announcing a probe meant it was yet to reach a conclusion on the alleged jailbreak.CJM also allowed the lawyer of the killed SIMI men, Parvez Alam, to meet 4 prisoners.HT
Congress ducks law panel query on uniform civil code
New Delhi: Congress has ducked a query from the law commission on uniform civil code (UCC), arguing that the timing to seek views of political parties smacked of the govt 's attempt to effect religious polarisation.The main opposition submitted its response to the law commission's questionnaire without answering if it was for promulgation of UCC or not, choosing instead to impute serious motives to the endeavour initiated by the Centre.The party seems wary of being caught in a political crossfire between BJP and Muslim organisations over talaq and UCC issues,where being seen as supportive of a uniform code could end up alienating minority opinion.TOI
Govt convenes all-party meet on Nov.15; to discuss demonetisation, surgical strike, triple talaq
New Delhi: Govt  has convened an all-party meeting on Nov.15 on eve of commencement of winter session of Parliament where issues like demonetisation, surgical strike and triple talaq are likely to come up for discussion. “Govt  has called an all-party meeting on Nov.15, which is likely to be attended by PM  Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with representatives of various political parties,” a source said.PTI
Mega protest by tribals in Ranchi jolts Jharkhand govt, sparks ‘conversion’ row:HT
Ranchi: Jharkhand govt plans to crack down on misuse of funds and what it calls forcible conversions of tribals by Christian missionaries after a report accused the Church of inciting the state’s sizeable population to block development schemes.Alarm bells were set ringing in the power corridors of Ranchi last month after a massive tribal protest against proposed changes in the state’s land acquisition law — demonstrations that the govt  says were planned and funded by Christian missionaries with foreign money. On Sept.15, more than 100,00 tribals converged in Ranchi to protest against 2 ordinances that proposed acquisition of tribal agricultural land for development purposes such as roads, schools, hospitals and flyovers.Never before had the state seen such a huge congregation of tribals — who account for more than a quarter of the state’s population — in the capital on a non-political platform daring the govt. A little known Adivasi Buddhijivi Manch (ABM) — Tribal Intellectual Cell — headed the protests.A shocked state govt  asked its special branch to probe the protests. The branch’s report says the rally was conceived and executed by the churches, who are allegedly using foreign funds meant for development work to incite tribal unrest.Senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar has demanded a ‘surgical strike’ against conversion. However, many Christian groups and tribals say the report is fabricated and is being used by the ruling BJP to target minorities. “CM doesn’t have any understanding of tribal society,”said ABM head Premchand Murmu, man who apparently led Sept.15 protests. He said if conversions were happening, the Christian population in the state would not have been merely 0.43%. “Christians constitute merely 5.8% of the total tribal population while 37% tribals were enlisted as Hindus in census columns against their wishes,” he said.He accused the state govt  of turning a blind eye towards the alleged forcible conversions of tribals, who mostly follow the Sarna religion, into Hindus by the RSS and other right wing groups.“CMis threatening the minority community in the state. Instead of finding a solution to the rising protests over controversial land ordinance, he is trying to divert attention by raising the conversion issue,” Adivasi Sangharsh Morcha (ASM) convener Karma Oraon said.HT
JNU ABVP member alleges AMU students of being involved in pistol recovery on campus
New Delhi: Saurabh Kumar Sharma, ex-joint secretary of JNU Students’ Union and a member of the ABVP wrote a letter to the University VC leveling serious allegations against students of Aligarh Muslim University of being involved in pistol episode which was recovered from the JNU campus.Importantly, according to a news report carried in The Hindu, senior police officers said that they have not found any link between the recovered items and the missing JNU student Najeeb.TCN
Ishaat Hussain replaces Cyrus Mistry as TCS chairman
Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced that Ishaat Hussain will be the new Chairman of the board of directors of the company in place of Cyrus Mistry with immediate effect.Tata Sons has also issued a special notice under Section 169 (read with Section 115) of Companies Act, 2013, and made a requisition for an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders to consider the removal of Mistry as a director of TCS.“Hussain shall hold office as Chairman of the company until a new chairman is appointed in his place,” the company said in a regulatory filing.Hussain, 69, took over as director finance of Tata Sons in July 2000. IANS
Tipu Sultan Jayanti: BJP observes ‘black day’, protests
New Delhi: BJP workers today staged a protest against the celebration of Tipu Sultan Jayanti in Karnataka, and demanded an NIA probe into the killing of 17 party workers and activists in the last one year. A few protesters have been detained by police today.“Over 17 party workers and activists from various Hindu organisations have been killed in the last one year. Some were killed during the Tipu Sultan Jayanti held at Madikeri last year. It is repeating this year as well. We have requested the Home Minister to initiate NIA probe into the killings,” State BJP president BS Yeddyurappa said. The party is observing Thursday as “black day”.indian express
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After Trump winning, Thousands on street chanting ‘Not my president!’: Independent UP/AP
Thousands of people have taken to the streets across western America to protest against Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election.Cities in California, Oregon and Washington all witnessed angry demonstrations, with objects being set alight and effigies burned.Up to 1,500 people gathered at the University of California in Los Angeles in the early hours to express their anger and sadness at the shock result.Elsewhere in the state, tyres and rubbish trucks were reportedly set alight and windows smashed as Californians, who overwhelmingly backed Ms Clinton, reacted to the news that Trump looked set to become their next president. Some marched through the city chanting anti-Trump slogans. A crown at the University of California Santa Barbara shouted: “Not my president. Not my president.”, according to Los Angeles Times.Protester NJ Omorogieva said she was “heartbroken” by result, saying she joined the demonstration “to give hugs to people who were overcome by devastation”. Videos uploaded to social media showed hundreds of people in Los Angeles chanting “We will be all right.”In Oakland, just outside San Francisco, protesters reportedly smashed a window at offices of the Oakland Tribune newspaper and set fire to vehicles and tyres. Effigies of Trump were also burned. In nearby San Diego, 500 students marched across their campus, shouting anti Trump slogans”.And in New York, singer Lady Gaga staged a protest outside Trump Towers by standing on top of a sewage truck and holding a sign reading “Love trumps hate”.Fireworks were set off by protesters in Seattle, Washington, while demonstrations also took place in the cities of Portland and Eugene in Oregon.
Anti-Trump protests across US: Thousands on street chanting ‘Not my president!’
Trump’s win sparks riots by Hillary Clinton fans as fighting erupts outside the White House: The Sun, Uk
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Donald Trump statement on banning Muslims from US has disappeared from his website: Independent UK
Donald Trump’s team has removed the statement on his website to ban all Muslims from the US. On the same night that millions of votes were pouring in for the real estate mogul turned politician, the page linking to his December statement regarding a temporary and complete Muslim has been removed.The page now redirects to his a page encouraging voters to donate to his campaign.The page was available on the morning of the election on 8 Nov, according to online caches. But the redirected was added later the same night.
Donald Trump losing popular vote as Hillary gets 47.7% & Trump 47.5%
Hillary Clinton has won more votes than Donald Trump, but there is no chance that she will become the new president. The Democratic candidate looks almost certain to win the popular vote, with the final ballots left to be counted. Margin is small – with only 0.2% points between the two candidates – but Ms Clinton is winning and looks set to continue to do so. On the morning after election night, Ms Clinton had collected 59.4 million votes, giving her a 47.7 %  share, while Trump had 59.2 million votes and a 47.5 %  share. Independent UK
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