<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “disappointing” address, Congress on Saturday wondered why he did not mention how many “lakhs of crores” of black money the government managed to wipe out through demonetization in the last 50 days.Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said demonetization has paralysed the economy but the Prime Minister in his address did not answer many crucial questions. “Mr Prime Minister, people wanted to know how many lakhs of crores of black money did you wipe out in the last 50 days? Why didn’t you speak about it,” he asked. Surjewala said “We are disappointed with PM’s speech as many questions were left unanswered. His decision paralyzed economy; country can’t run this way.”The Congress once again asked Modi to withdraw the restrictions imposed on withdrawals post demonetization. Surjewala said the “so-called cleansing drive took 125lives of innocent Indians and put crores of people in severe difficulties. But the Prime Minister did not uttter a single word for those who died.” He said the 50 days the Prime Minister had asked for were over but there was no announcement on when he will take back the restrictions on withdrawal of cash.”The entire country was listening with curiosity that the Prime Minister will lift the restrictions on withdrawal of their hard earned money from banks. But people will still have to reel under this economic anarchy. “The Prime Minister said it will take time to improve the banking system in the new year. It means he believes in hitting headlines and not giving deadlines,” the Congress spokesperson added.Coming down hard on the Prime Minister, Surjewala said demonetization has taken away the jobs, hit the farmers and traders and made life difficult for every section of the society but there was no word of relief for them in PM’s address. “Who benefited from demonetization. Only a handful of 50 people who are Modiji’s friend. This is why he said yesterday that the deposits of the people in the banks would be used for strengthening banking system and infrastructure.The Congress Spokesperson said National Food Security Act already has special focus on women and entitles them to receive “maternity benefit of not less than Rs 6,000 and that there was nothing new in PM’s announcement of the financial assistance for them”.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Push for a digital economy, the CBSE has asked all its affiliated schools to start collecting fee through online or a cashless mode from the next quarter commencing from January next year.In a letter to the schools, CBSE secretary Joseph Emmanuel said that the benefits of cashless transactions are enormous and the CBSE has brought e-payment facilities for collection of examination fee, affiliation and various activities including payments to its examination functionaries.”The Board has been directing its affiliated schools to disburse salary to staff through bank transfers. Further, with a view to reduce cash transactions at school, all CBSE affiliated schools shall introduce fee collection from students only online or through non-cash mode from the next quarter commencing from January, 2017 onwards,” he said.The schools should also make all the payments for their various services, procurements, wages to contractual workers and other transactions cashless, Emmanuel said. The schools have also been asked to promote cashless transactions and motivate students to do the same by creating awareness among people about it.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After Prime Minister Narendra Modi stunned everyone with his decision to scrap Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes in a bid to control black money and corruption, yoga guru Baba Ramdev applauded the former’s decision and said it is a proud moment for all. “I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Modi for making such a good decision on black money. It is appreciable that India has such an honest and patriotic Prime Minister,” Ramdev said.He further insisted that with this act, corruption would be controlled. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation, explained the move as the government’s attack on black money. These notes can be exchanged for lower denomination notes at post offices and banks from November 10 till the end of March 2017.The Prime Minister also added that all banks will remain closed for public work tomorrow. “Terror strikes at the innocent. Who funds these terrorists? Across the border, our enemy uses fake currency and dodgy funds to sponsor terror – this has been proven repeatedly. The process of cash circulation is directly related to corruption in our country impacting the lower classes of our society. From midnight November 8 today, Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes are no longer legal tender,” Prime Minister Modi said.”You have 50 days (From November 10 to December 30) to deposit notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 in any bank or post office. Respite for people for the initial 72 hours. The government hospitals will accept old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes till November 11 midnight,” he added. Prime Minister Modi said notes of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 will be circulated soon. The Prime Minister further said ATMs will not work on November 9 and in some places on November 10.
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The Information and Broadcasting ministry has asked TV and radio channels to carry special programmes to promote the second International Yoga Day on June 21. In a letter to all broadcasters, the ministry said that on December 11, 2014 the UN General Assembly had declared celebrating June 21 as the International Yoga Day (IYD) every year. Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given a call for the adoption of 21 June as the IYD, it added. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”The forthcoming June 21 will be the second IYD and hence, it will hold special significance for India, particularly when the genesis of practice of Yoga is associated with our country and several initiatives have been taken by institutions, both public and private, to promote the cause,” the ministry said. To take the same forward, it asked all TV channels, FM stations and community radio stations to take all possible steps this year also to promote IYD carrying special features or in any other befitting manner during the period leading to the occasion.
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Referring to the Vivekananda flyover collapse on March 31 that claimed lives of 27 people and left over 80 injured, Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the bridge collapse was an act of fraud and not an act of God.The Prime Minister slammed the Mamata Banerjee government for politicising the flyover tragedy in Kolkata, adding that instead of providing relief to the affected people, she was involved in a blame game. Addressing a BJP election rally, he attacked the Trinamool Congress government saying deaths were everywhere in the state from north Bengal due to lack of food and hunger to the tea workers to murders, rapes and bridge collapse in Kolkata.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>He alleged that the state government was shying away in taking responsibility of so many casualties. The Prime Minister also urged the people to vote for BJP candidates in West Bengal for prosperity and growth of the state.Prime Minister Modi said the BJP would dedicate the government for uplift of the poor people in West Bengal.
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