How RBI disposes demonetised notes

New Delhi: Demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which have been counted and processed for genuineness, are shredded and briquetted before being disposed of through a tendering process, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said. The central bank had earlier estimated the value of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes received, as on 30 June 2017, at Rs 15.28 trillion. “Old currency notes which include demonetised Rs

MNS cadres remove Gujarati nameboards in Thane

Thane: Activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have pulled down Gujarati signboards at some commercial establishments in the district. The cadres of the Raj Thackeray-led party smashed and pulled down over 20 signboards on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in the district’s Vasai area late last night, MNS Thane region president Avinash Jadhav said today. “Vasai and Thane district are in Maharashtra and not Gujarat, and we will not tolerate nameboards

NCP slams CM's wife for promoting Patanjali items

Mumbai: Women members of the Nationalist Congress Party shouted slogans against Amruta Fadnavis, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis‘ wife, during a programme in Solapur. The programme was organised to promote products manufactured by Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved. The women, during their protest outside the venue, demanded to know why a market was being made available for Patanjali products when the same was not being done for items made by women’s self-help

Gujarat MLA slams Centre on job, health sector

Jind (Haryana): Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani alleged that the Centre was not concerned about serious issues of unemployment, education and health, as he claimed that the “anti-people policies” of the Narendra Modi government have hit trade and industry in the country. The 36-year-old independent MLA, who shot to prominence after the Dalit flogging incident in Gujarat’s Una last year, made the remarks during a Dalit Labour Rights rally here. “According

Leopard strays into residential area in Thane

Thane: A leopard strayed into a residential locality in Ulhasnagar township of the district yesterday, triggering panic among people, a police official said. The striped animal entered into a bungalow in Ulhasnagar camp no. 5. A security guard spotted the feline on a CCTV, he said. The guard alerted the bungalow’s occupants but the wild cat moved to another location after some time, said the official at the Ulhasnagar police

MNS chief Thackeray calls for Modi-mukt Bharat

Mumbai: Launching a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has called for opposition unity and a “Modi-mukt Bharat” by 2019. Addressing party workers at a rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai yesterday, Thackeray said, “The country is fed up with the false promises made by (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and his government.” All opposition parties should come together to get rid