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Govt to Remove Service Tax on All Debit & Credit Card Transactions December 08, 2016 16:34

In order to promote digital transactions, the government is going to remove service tax on debit and credit card transactions of up to Rs 2,000. "The government has decided to exempt services by an acquiring bank to any person in relation to settlement of an amount up to Rs 2,000 in a single transaction transacted trough credit, debit card or other payment card service," sources said. Finance minister Arun Jaitley will hold a meeting in Parliament in order to inform everyone. Huge cash crunch is being seen in the country following demonetisation of old high value notes. People are lining up outside banks and ATMs for withdrawing money. The government is taking  several steps in order to promote cashless or digital transactions. This will take India towards a less-cash economy. Recently, the government also asked all banks to introduce additional 10 lakh PoS terminals by March 31 in different parts of the country. Also Read: ICICI hikes ATM charges BY M. DIVYA SRI

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People are Suffering & PM Modi is ‘Laughing, Having a Nice Time’ - Rahul Gandhi December 08, 2016 15:52

The Opposition on Thursday protested against the government's decision of demonetization of old notes. The opposition staged a 'back day' and protested outside the parliament's Gandhi statue. “Demonetization has devastated the poor, farmers and daily wage workers. We want to have a discussion. We want a vote, but the government doesn’t,” Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said at the protest. “This is not a bold decision, it is a foolish decision which has been taken without any due consideration,” he alleged. He claimed that "the Prime Minister had changed his narrative on demonetization, the Gandhi family scion said that Modi started by saying the move was aimed against black money, then he shifted to terrorism, then to counterfeit currency and finally began to talk of a cashless economy." “PM Modi is running away. If he comes to the House for debate, we won't let him run,” Rahul said. He also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘laughing’ and having a nice time’ while the country is suffering due to demonetization. Rahul claimed: "it was intended to ensure that a few people must get maximum benefits from these transactions." In an indirect connection to veteran BJP leader LK Advani’s comments on Wednesday, Rahul further said that "it is the responsibility of the government and Speaker, not the Opposition to ensure that Parliament runs smoothly." Rahul Gandhi also claimed that if he is allowed to talk in the Lok Sabha, he would show how Paytm actually means ‘Pay to Modi’. Hitting back at the Opposition, Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that "the ‘Black Day’ was not being held against demonetization but in support of black money." Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu said, ”Gandhi Ji gave the call for Satyagraha to see that victory of truth prevails. What is so-called namesake Gandhi's doing? Observing a protest.” “Opposition is staging protest only to garner media space. The government is ready for discussion in the house,” said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. “By simply posing for a photo op in front of Gandhiji, the Opposition cannot claim the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. They are insulting his memory,” asserted Naidu. Naidu said that "after stalling Parliament for 2 weeks, the Congress was only doing a ‘tamasha’ in front of the statue." “More than 100 people died post demonetisation. We wanted that they must be paid homage in Parliament, but the government refused this. This is the reason why the Opposition staged a protest at Gandhi statue in Parliament premises today and paid homage to those people,” Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said. Following ruckus, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon. The leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, earlier said: "the growth rate has decreased and the problems of the people have increased post demonetisation." "The people must get relief from this problem. We are observing black day because it's been a month since the implementation of demonetization and still the people are facing problems. Earlier, the Prime Minister asked for five days then five weeks and now 50 days. This isn't right as not even 50 percent of the situation got better in one month," he told ANI. "Our image has also ruined at the international platform due to demonetization. Everyone is affected due to this monumental mismanagement and all are worried. They have failed in this regard," he added. "We want to debate and discussion. Don't know how much impact L.K. Advani's statement had on the government, but we have been trying to carry on with the debate," he added. Also Read: PM Modi Orders Ministers to Promote Cashless Payment BY M. DIVYA SRI

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“I started my career with her”-Hema Malini on Jayalalithaa December 08, 2016 11:53

Many people were shocked after hearing the news about the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. One of the person who was very sad was Bollywood Dream Girl, Hema Malini. In an interview the dream girls herself appreciated the late Chief Minister and told how close they both were. "It’s hard to believe that Jayalalithaaji has gone so soon! She and I are of the same age. In fact, I started my career with her. I was supposed to do my first film, Vennire Adai in Tamil, in which she was the other heroine. It was a love triangle with Jayalalithaaji and I playing the hero’s two love interests. But then the director Sridhar removed me from the film after a few days of shooting." "I was only 15, and too young to understand the complexities of love and relationships. So, I don’t blame them for asking me to leave. The few days that I shot with Jayalalithaaji, though, I got to observe her very closely. I was very impressed with her grace, beauty, and her dignity. She came to the sets with her mother, and so did I. She remained aloof all the time that I met her on the sets. She didn’t speak much to anyone!" "I always wondered how the shy lady I met on the sets of my first film (which I never did) transformed into one of the most powerful women in India!" "Jayalalithaaji was not just a politician, she was the messiah of the masses. Look at the way the masses of Tamil Nadu, especially women, are mourning for her. She gave hope to the poor even before she became the Chief Minister." "After she came to power, she didn’t forget her promise to help the poor. She provided free rice, televisions sets, computers, and even homes to the poor." "That’s why they loved her and called her Amma. It’s as if the state has lost its mother. That’s the place Jayalalithaaji made in the masses’ hearts. They loved and worshiped her like God. Speaking of the Gods here is one of her lesser-known achievements - she helped restore hundreds of temples in Tamil Nadu, which were on the verge of collapse." "To me, her biggest achievement was that she took on the male-dominated bastion of politics with such fearlessness and grace. They tried to humiliate and cow her down in every way possible. But Jayalalithaaji was unstoppable. With every attack on her integrity, she emerged stronger. It’s a pity that bad health and illness snatched her away from us so soon." "She had so much more to give. A truly inspiring woman for all of us. You are right when you say my career resembles hers. We both started in our mother tongue in Tamil cinema. We both went from acting to politics. Jayalalithaaji also danced on stage, like I did. She did filmi dance with dignity. We could say the same about her conduct in politics. There will never be another woman like her." These were the words of Hema Malini, and her view about Late Jayalalithaa. Also Read: Ram Charan's 'Dhruva' One-Minute Dialogue Scene Released BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Jewelers Sold 15 Tonnes Gold on Nov 8-9 After Note Ban Announcement December 08, 2016 11:38

"Jewelers sold 15 tonnes of gold ornaments and bars, worth around Rs 5,000 crore, on the intervening night of November 8 and 9 after the government demonetized Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes", said Surendra Mehta, national secretary of India Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA). IBJA has 2,500 jewelers registered with it from across the country. “We estimate gold worth Rs 5,000 crore, or around 15 tonnes, was sold between 8 pm on November 8 and 2-3 am the next  the next day, after the PM’s demonetisation announcement,” Mehta told ET. He said "nearly half of these sales happened in Delhi, UP, and Punjab. He claimed that only 1,000 of around 6 lakh jewelers across the country had accepted Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in exchange for gold on the night of November 8." "IBJA has requested the government to take strict action against erring jewelers as they had brought a “bad” name to the entire trade", Mehta added. The figure of 15 tonnes is important as it values to over a fifth of the monthly sales of gold in a year. Indians spend around 800 tonnes of gold each year, though this year the figure is expected to be much lower at 500 tonnes, especially after the crackdown on trade and demonetization. The central excise intelligence unit of Bhopal had sent tax notices to 650 jewelers, demanding them to state the amount sold between November 7 and 11. Also Read: "Married Women can Store 500gm Gold, Unmarried Can Store 250gm"- Govt BY M. DIVYA SRI

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“Rescue Opt Will Start As Soon As Cyclone Intensity Reduces”- Rajnath Singh December 08, 2016 11:24

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh confirmed on Thursday that the rescue operations will be launched soon to help those who are stranded on Andaman islands. The government said that as soon as the intensity of the cyclone reduces rescue operations will start and all the tourists will be evacuated from Andaman's Havelock island. "Spoke to Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dr. Jagdish Mukhi who apprised me of the situation in Havelock Islands. All the tourists who are stranded in Havelock Island are safe. The government has made all the preparations to evacuate them," Singh tweeted. Singh also requested all the family members of those stranded not to panic. "The government will launch the rescue operations immediately after the intensity of the cyclone reduces. The teams are ready in Port Blair. I appeal to the family members of stranded tourists that they should not panic as everyone in the Havelock Islands are reported to be safe," he added. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Wednesday confirmed that "1,400 tourists are stuck on Havelock Island and added that the administration has asked them to stay indoors till the weather gets normal." The Indian Navy on Wednesday notified about their ships arriving at Havelock Island. The rescue operations will start as soon as the weather gets normal. All the tourists will be shifted from Havelock island to Port Blair. Also Read: 800 Tourists Stranded in Andaman Islands, Navy Launched Rescue Operations BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Pakistan Airlines PK661 Crash, All 48 Passengers Killed December 08, 2016 09:55

In a tragic incident, 48 passengers died on the spot when a Pakistani plane in which they were traveling crashed on Wednesday. Authorities said, "this is one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the nation's history." "Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK661 came down after one of its two turboprop engines failed while traveling from the city of Chitral to Islamabad", the civil aviation authority said. Rescuers, including hundreds of villagers, removed the charred remains found meters away from Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. An AFP reporter at the site near the village of Saddha Bartoli said "part of the plane was still on fire more than five hours after the crash, as rescuers picked up torn human remains with their hands and placed them in bags before they were taken by ambulance to Islamabad for identification." "The bodies were burnt so badly we could not recognize whether they were women or men," a villager in his thirties, who declined to give his name, told AFP. "We put into sacks whatever we could find...and carried them down to the ambulance." Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Azam Saigol, the airline's chairman said "the plane was an ATR-42 turboprop aircraft, which contacted ground authorities after one engine failed and issued a Mayday call at 4:14 pm (1114 GMT).It began descending a minute later before disappearing from radar at 4:16 pm." "This plane was technically sound, and was checked in October," he said, adding "the captain had flown more than 12,000 hours and the aircraft was nine years old." "Our focus now is to retrieve all the dead bodies," he added, vowing a full investigation. A senior rescue official on the site who requested anonymity added: "The villagers told us that the plane was shaky before it crashed. It was about to hit the village but it seems that the pilot managed to drag the plane towards the hills." "Three foreigners were among the dead", officials said, "with Austria's foreign ministry later confirming two of its nationals were killed and Chinese state media saying one of its nationals was also among the victims." Among those on board was Junaid Jamshed, a former Pakistani pop star turned evangelical Muslim, according to the Chitral airport manager and a local police official. Tributes poured in on social media for the former lead singer of the country's first major pop band, whose popular "Dil Dil Pakistan" became an unofficial national anthem. "The voice of my youth, the voice of my generation.... #JunaidJamshed you will be sorely missed," tweeted user Huma A Shah. Also Read: Government ask Airlines Not to Cancel Tickets BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Ram Charan’s ‘Dhruva’ One-Minute Dialogue Scene Released December 07, 2016 17:22

Mega Power Star Ram Charan’s upcoming film ‘Dhruva‘ is going to hit the big screen on Friday, December 9th. As the Film release date is approaching nearer, makers are spending a huge amount for the promotions. As part of promotions, the film unit released a 1-minute dialogue scene from the film on December 7th. In the sneak peek video, Ram Charan clearly explains what the film is all about. Ram Charan plays the role of a cop. He is seen very confident and impressive throughout the scene. 'Dhruva' is an action thriller film directed by Surender Reddy. the movie has been produced by Allu Aravind under Geetha Arts banner. Dhruva movie is the official remake of Tamil super hit movie ‘Thani Oruvan’ . The movie has been cinematographed by P. S. Vinod & Aseem Mishra. It has been Edited by Naveen Nooli. VIDEO: Also Read: Elder Daughter of Late Allu Ramgalinaiah is No more! BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Actor Dilip Kumar Complains of Fever & Leg Swelling; Hospitalized Again December 07, 2016 16:35

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was rushed to Lilavati Hospital on Tuesday in Mumbai after he complained of fever and swelling in his right leg. Dilip Kumar will be turning 94 on December 11. He was admitted in the hospital by his wife Saira Banu. While talking to a daily, Saira said that the actor also complained of cold and cough and thereafter she immediately rushed him to the hospital. The veteran actor is currently under observation. He is likely to come back home before his birthday. However, the actor took to Twitter to inform fans about his health condition. Previously also the actor was admitted to the hospital. On April 15, Dilip Kumar was admitted to the same hospital after he got pneumonia. Also Read: Kamal Haasan Gets Criticized for his Comment on Twitter BY M. DIVYA SRI

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