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RBI to withdraw Rs 2,000 currency notes from circulation; the notes will continue to be legal tender till September 30. 

The Supreme Court has issued notice to Centre, UP on the plea of the mosque panel against the HC order for a scientific survey, carbon dating of 'Shivling' The court stated  we need to tread carefully in this matter, the HC order needs closer scrutiny.
 
An expert committee appointed by the Supreme Court said it cannot conclude any regulatory failure around Adani Group's stock rallies, and that Sebi has "drawn a blank" in its probe into alleged violations in money flows from offshore entities into the conglomerate.

"The foundation of Sebi's suspicion that led to investigations into the shareholding of the foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) in the Adani-listed companies is that their ownership structure is "opaque" because the ultimate chain of ownership above the 13 overseas entities holding Adani Group stocks is not clear," the report said.

 

10:58 PM

Chhattisgarh: 11 jawans injured after storm hits CRPF camp in Bastar

Eleven Central Reserve Police Force troopers were injured after a storm hit their camp in Bastar district in Chhattisgarh on Friday afternoon, an official said.

The camp of 241st battalion, located at Sedva village under Dharbha police station limits, some 336 kilometres from state capital Raipur, suffered substantial damage after a powerful storm hit it, Inspector General of Police Bastar Sundarraj P said.

10:18 PM

NHRC notice to Pb govt over doctors, staff of Amritsar hospital not doing their duty sincerely

The NHRC has issued a notice to the Punjab government over reports that doctors and senior staff of a hospital in Amritsar are not doing their lawful duty to attend to patients sincerely, officials said on Friday.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has observed that the content of the media report, if true, amount to a violation of the human rights of the patients and a matter of its concern.

9:21 PM

Typical of our self-styled vishwaguru: Cong targets PM Modi over withdrawal of Rs 2,000 currency notes

The Congress targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday over the RBI announcement on the withdrawal of Rs 2,000 currency notes from circulation, saying the move was "typical of our self-styled vishwaguru" and his method of "first act, second think".

The opposition party also said demonetisation has come a full circle and added that the Rs 2,000 note was a "band-aid to cover up the foolish decision of demonetising" Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

8:13 PM

Investment opportunity of $30 bn in petrochemical sector over next decade: Puri

India offers investment opportunity of $30 billion in the petrochemical sector over the next decade as the world's third largest energy consumer looks to meet growing demand, Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Friday.

Addressing Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference 2023 here, the minister highlighted that the size of the Indian chemical and petrochemcial sector is around $190 billion and it is poised for transformational growth.

7:26 PM

No TCS to be deducted on overseas spending of up to Rs 7 lakh in a year, govt clarifies

No TCS to be deducted on overseas spending of up to Rs 7 lakh in a year by credit or debit cards, government clarifies
 
7:24 PM

Authorities say 11 people killed in border road accident, highlighting China-Vietnam human smuggling

Chinese authorities say 11 people were killed in a road accident Friday along the China-Vietnam border, including nine Vietnamese citizens.

The incident highlights the persistence of human trafficking in the mountainous border region, where there has long been a trade in agricultural goods and workers coming from Vietnam to the relatively poor Chinese province of Guangxi.

6:37 PM

Prosecutor suggests any indictments in Trump election investigation would likely come in August

The Atlanta prosecutor investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others broke the law while trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia seems to be suggesting that any grand jury indictments in the case would likely come in August.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent a letter Thursday sent a letter to county Superior Court Chief Judge Ural Glanville indicating that she plans to have much of her staff work remotely for most days during the first three weeks of August and asking that judges not schedule trials and in-person hearings during part of that time.

5:02 PM

NHRC issues notice to Bengal govt over 9 deaths in illegal firecracker factory blast: Official.

NHRC issues notice to West Bengal government over 9 deaths in illegal firecracker factory blast, said official.
 
4:43 PM

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Hiroshima for G7, Quad summits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here in the Japanese city on Friday to attend the annual summit of the G7 grouping and the third in-person Quad leaders' meeting. Modi arrived here on the first leg of his three-nation trip to Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia and is expected to take part in over 40 engagements.
 

4:42 PM

LG, Centre conspiring to reverse SC verdict via ordinance: Bharadwaj on services row

LG, Centre conspiring to reverse SC verdict through ordinance, halt elected govt in tracks, said Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj on services row.
4:18 PM

Airlines to exercise moderation in pricing tickets amid spike in airfares: Govt

The government has asked airlines to exercise moderation and ensure a balance in pricing of air tickets amid a spike in airfares on certain routes especially after suspension of flights by crisis-hit Go First, according to a senior official. While making it clear that there are no plans to regulate airfares, the official said there should not be a huge gap between the tickets sold in the lower and upper fare buckets by the airlines.
3:46 PM

SC defers survey including carbon dating of Gyanvapi Shivling

SC defers survey including carbon dating of Gyanvapi Shivling
 
 
3:42 PM

Sebi draws a blank in its probe into alleged violations by Adani Group

An expert committee appointed by the Supreme Court said it cannot conclude any regulatory failure around Adani Group's stock rallies, and that Sebi has "drawn a blank" in its probe into alleged violations in money flows from offshore entities into the conglomerate.
 
"The foundation of Sebi's suspicion that led to investigations into the shareholding of the foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) in the Adani-listed companies is that their ownership structure is "opaque" because the ultimate chain of ownership above the 13 overseas entities holding Adani Group stocks is not clear," the report said.
 
Sebi has found 42 contributories to the assets under the management of the 13 overseas entities and has been pursuing various avenues to ascertain the same. 
3:20 PM

Skyrocketing airfares have forced many tourists to visit Kashmir by bus this summer

Skyrocketing airfares have forced many tourists to visit Kashmir by bus this summer.

Due to high demand, a return air ticket from Delhi to Srinagar these days can cost anywhere between Rs 25,000 and Rs 40,000. This makes some holiday destinations abroad such as the UAE, Thailand and Malaysia look cheaper with return air ticket per person costing as low as Rs 18,000.

2:55 PM

Pakistan anti-terrorism court grants pre-arrest bail to Imran Khan till June 2

An anti-terrorism court here on Friday approved pre-arrest bail till June 2 to Imran Khan in three terrorism cases filed against Pakistan's former prime minister in the wake of violence that erupted after his arrest on May 9.
 
 

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First Published: May 19 2023 | 8:19 AM IST

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