RBI doubles balance limit for digital wallets to help small merchants
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RBI doubles balance limit for digital wallets to help small merchants

In a bid to help small merchants meet transactional needs after demonetisation, the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said it has doubled the limit balance that can be kept in digital wallets to Rs 20,000. The RBI, in a statement released on Tuesday, said: ” A special dispensation has now been enabled for …

Jayalalithaa thanks voters for AIADMK’s big win in by-polls in all 3 seats in TN
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Jayalalithaa thanks voters for AIADMK’s big win in by-polls in all 3 seats in TN

The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (AIADMK) on Tuesday won all the three assembly by-elections in Tamil Nadu were held on Saturday, with Chief Minister and party leader J Jayalalithaa profusely thanking the voters. The chief minister has thanked voters as ecstatic AIADMK workers celebrated the …

Zakir Naik’s NGO gave Rs 80K scholarship to IS man: NIA
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Zakir Naik’s NGO gave Rs 80K scholarship to IS man: NIA

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s non-governmental organisation Islamic Research Foundation sponsored an alleged Islamic State group sympathiser, IANS reported quoting unidentified National Investigation Agency officials. The official said the NGO gave Abu Anas, currently in Delhi’s Tihar jail, Rs …

Pentagon: ‘Senior Al-Qaeda Leader’ Killed In US Strike In Syria
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Pentagon: ‘Senior Al-Qaeda Leader’ Killed In US Strike In Syria

As part of ongoing efforts to disrupt terrorist networks, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook today confirmed that U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Sarmada in northwest Syria Nov. 18 that killed Abu Ayyub al-Masri, a senior al-Qaida leader in Syria. “He had ties to terrorist groups operating …

Japan PM Shinzo Abe: TPP would be “meaningless” without the US
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe: TPP would be “meaningless” without the US

Japan’s prime minister said on Monday the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would be “meaningless” without U.S. participation, as Donald Trump announced he planned to quit the pact. Abe spoke after attending a weekend meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Peru at which some said they might seek …

Trump to ‘withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership’ on day one
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Trump to ‘withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership’ on day one

President-elect Trump released a video laying out actions he would take on his first day in office on January 20, including his announcement of a full withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership by presidential executive order. Mr Trump also said he would issue a rule cutting government …

Tsunami warning issued after 7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan
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Tsunami warning issued after 7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan

  A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan this morning, triggering tsunamis along the coast including a one-metre (3.3-foot) wave that crashed ashore at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. The 5:59 a.m. quake registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in the northeastern …

ISIS Claims attack that killed over 30 at Shiite mosque in Kabul
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ISIS Claims attack that killed over 30 at Shiite mosque in Kabul

A suicide bomber struck a crowded gathering of Shiite Muslims in the Afghan capital on Monday, officials said, killing at least 30 people in the latest assault against religious minorities here to be claimed by militants loyal to the Islamic State. The attacker was mingling with worshippers inside the Baqirul Olum …

Jammu and Kashmir: One jawan killed, seven injured during cross-border firing in Rajouri
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Jammu and Kashmir: One jawan killed, seven injured during cross-border firing in Rajouri

Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night one BSF head constable Rai Singh was martyred and seven Indian jawans were injured. This is the third ceasefire violation in less than 24 hours. “Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing and …