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RBI Governor allays concerns on withdrawal of pre-2005 notes
Says new notes more secure; move not related to coming elections
Reserve Bank of India Governor Dr Raghuram Rajan delivers the RN Kao Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on Thursday. New Delhi, January 23
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the move to withdraw all bank notes printed before 2005 is not aimed at de-monetisation. His remarks came amidst a major buzz around the challenges the massive exercise may entail.

Reserve Bank of India Governor Dr Raghuram Rajan delivers the RN Kao Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

"This is not an attempt to demonetise. It is an attempt to replace less effective notes with more effective notes" Raghuram Rajan, rbi Governer

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HC to Haryana: No building licence without notification
Chandigarh, January 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed against the issuance of fresh licences to the builders and stall further land acquisition process in its part of the National Capital Region till the notification of the sub regional plan. The directions by the Division Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Arun Palli came on a petition filed by Rishi Dagar and Chandra Shekhar against the Union of India and other respondents.

Village head �orders� rape in WB
Kolkata, January 23
A 19-year-old tribal woman was gang-raped at Labpur village in Birbhum district, allegedly on the orders of the local gram pradhan, as punishment for falling in love with a man from a different community, triggering outrage. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered the removal of Birbhum Superintendent of Police C Sudhakar. Thirteen persons, including the pradhan and three Trinamool workers, have been arrested for the brutal assault and sent to 14-day judicial custody.

Pathribal case: Army�s clean chit to 5 officers
Jammu, January 23
The Army on Thursday gave a clean chit to five of its officers allegedly involved in the Pathribal encounter that took place in Anantnag district of Kashmir in March 2000. Following the CBI investigation and the Supreme Court�s March 2012 order, the Army had taken over the Pathribal case from the court of the Srinagar Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) in June 2012. Jammu-based Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said the evidence recorded could not establish a prime facie case against the five accused officers.


PUNJAB: Purchase tax on cotton likely to be reduced

HARYANA: �Indicted� CPS Fauji on his way out

J&KPower supply partially restored in snow-hit Valley

HIMACHAL: Rs 180-crore channelisation project to check flood fury

CHANDIGARH: Girl crushed under CTU bus

LUDHIANA: Police crackdown on fake VIPs

DELHI: Cabinet may clear Jan Lokpal Bill today
OPINIONS: Tough action

NATION: Govt slashes defence budget by Rs 7,870 cr

BUSINESS: RBI: Job creation must for economic success
SPORTS: Wawrinka�s wait almost over
WORLD: UN bid to bring warring sides together in Syria 


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Court raps Delhi Police for inaction; AAP backs Bharti
New Delhi, January 23
Pressure is mounting on the Delhi Government to take action against its Law Minister Somnath Bharti for allegedly misbehaving with a Ugandan woman in the light of a city court rapping Delhi Police for its failure to take action on the victim�s plea to lodge an FIR against the mob allegedly led by the minister during a raid at Khirki Extension in South Delhi on January 15.

Phone tapping: Vigilance grills HP Police chief
Shimla, January 23
The State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau of Himachal Pradesh has recorded the statement of Director General of Police (Home Guard) ID Bhandari in the phone tapping case. A team headed by an SP is likely to go to Hyderabad within a week to question former DGP B Kamal Kumar.

Faith factor: US military eases regulations on turbans, beards
Sacramento, January 23
The Pentagon earlier made only a small number of accommodations to its uniform policy to enable Sikhs to wear turbans. The US military has eased its uniform rules giving troops greater freedom to wear turbans, head scarves, yarmulkes and other religious clothing.

The Pentagon earlier made only a small number of accommodations to its uniform policy to enable Sikhs to wear turbans.


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