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RBI to issue new Rs 50 notes soon

The Reserve Bank of India, in a notification on Friday, reportedly said it will shortly issue bank notes of denomination Rs 50 in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. Reports say there will be some changes in design and pattern of the notes. “All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 50 issued by the Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender,” the central bank also reportedly added.

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Encounter specialist who killed 113 gangsters rejoins police

Maharashtra government on Wednesday reinstated former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma, who was dismissed in 2008 for alleged links to the underworld. According to reports, Sharma had killed 113 underworld gangsters in his career spanning 25 years. He had also been arrested in a fake encounter case in 2010 but was acquitted of all charges by a Mumbai court in July 2013.

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Mother kills son to save her daughter-in-law from his beatings

A 45-year-old woman from Mumbai allegedly killed her own son as she was frustrated with her son’s abusive behaviour towards her daughter-in-law. When Anwari got her youngest son married to a woman from Allahabad, she apparently did not inform her daughter-in-law about her son’s drug habit and abusive nature. Tuesday, when her son’s beatings became worse, Anwari strangulated her son to death to save her daughter-in-law, according to scoopwhoop. She reportedly spent the whole night sitting next to her son’s corpse crying.

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Woman cuts genital of man who tried to rape her

A 20-year-old Mumbai woman had cut the genital of a 24-year-old man who tried to rape her. Reportedly Shamsher Sheikh said that he was offering the woman a job and took her to a workshop and forced himself on her. The woman allegedly used a blade lying around and cut his genitals. She then lodged a complaint in the police station. According to media reports the man has been arrested and a case has been registered.

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Delhi: Victim lies injured on road for 12 hrs, his phone, Rs 12 stolen

In a heart-wrenching incident in Delhi, a 35-year-old man named Narendra Kumar was lying injured on the roadside for over 12 hours after he was hit by a speeding car on Tuesday evening. The incident turned even more distressing when the onlookers, who did nothing to save him, stole his phone, bag containing clothes and Rs 12 from his pocket. Police reportedly said a man on Wednesday morning made a call to police control room to inform about the victim. The man, who is undergoing treatment at hospital, will survive, police reportedly said.

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Dogs are turning blue in Mumbai due to effluents

Stray dogs in Navi Mumbai's Taloja Industrial area have been spotted wearing with an unusual bright blue colour. According to the report in Hindustan Times, the water from the Kasadi river in Taloja is turning the fur of the dogs blue due to its toxicity caused by the industrial units as they directly release effluents and dyes into river making it harmful.

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Excess baggage on flights: SpiceJet hikes charges for domestic flyers

Low cost carrier SpiceJet has reportedly increased its excess baggage pre-booking charges for domestic flyers with immediate effect. While no amount is charged for upto 15kg, SpiceJet flyers will now pay Rs 1,425 for checking-in 20kg. The carrier has also hiked the pre-booking charges for the slab of 20-30 kg to Rs 2,850, 30-45kg to Rs 3,500, 45-65kg to Rs 4,667 and 65-95kg to Rs 8,000. However, Rs 300 per kg is charged for those who do not pre-book excess baggage for beyond the allowed 15kg limit at airport counters.

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Engine issues: Indigo grounds 13 planes, cancels 80 flights

India’s largest airline, IndiGo, has grounded 13 planes and cancelled 84 flights due to issues with engines on its Airbus Neo aircraft, say reports. Reportedly, the airline is facing delays in receiving planes from Airbus due to ongoing problems with engines. The engines were developed by Pratt and Whitney, owned by United Technologies, who reportedly paid a compensation to Indigo due to struggles in fixing glitches in engines.

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case not investigated properly, SC probes

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the center about the conspiracy behind the making of the bomb that killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Advocate appearing for one of the convicts Perarivalan who was found guilty told the bench that there were issues which were not investigated in the case properly. Reportedly Perarivalan claimed that he has every right as he spent 25 years in prison and as a citizen to seek a proper investigation. The court agreeing to his plea has fixed a court hearing on August 23.

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Child trafficking in Kerala: 88 children went missing in 30 days

In a report by The New Indian Express, a staggering number of 88 child trafficking have been reported in the past 30 days. While 70 children have been recovered, it is still a concern as Kerala is rapidly becoming a targeted source for traffickers.  According to the report, these children are driven either into sex trade or begging racket. The Union Ministry's 'track the missing child' system had helped cops nab traffickers, media reports suggest.

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Over 140 animals found dead in Kaziranga

Over 140 animals have been found dead in the Kaziranga National Park due to the floods in Assam that has inundated 80% of the 481 sq km area of the park, say reports. Divisional Forest Officer of the park Rohini Ballav reportedly said, seven rhinos, 122 swamp deer, two elephants, three wild boars, two hog deer, three sambhar deer, one buffalo and one porcupine died since August 10 when the Brahmaputra river water entered the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Picture of new Rs 50 currency notes circulating on social media

A picture of  Rs 50 currency notes has been circulating on social media which appears to be taken on the printing site. The image shows bundles of Rs 50 notes which are blue-ish green in colour. The Reserve Bank of India had, in 2016, confirmed the introduction of new Rs 50 notes along with Rs 20 notes.

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BJP leader's 150 cows die of starvation

According to reports on The New Indian Express, 150 cows owned by a BJP leader in Chattisgarh have died in two days due to starvation. The incident came to light after local villagers filed complaints. The senior BJP leader Harish Verma inspected the cow shelter and confirmed the allegation saying that the cows died of 'Starvation and lack of proper care.'

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Railways clerk swipes Rs 1.3 Lakh instead of Rs.1,333

 

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According to reports, a Mumbai man’s credit card was swiped for Rs 1.3 lakh instead of Rs 1,333 by railway clerk at booking counter in Borivli west. The payment was reportedly made for a first-class for Andheri-Borivili sector. Vikas Manchekar is allegedly now struggling to get back the money. He told to Mumbai Mirror, "The stress is bound to increase further as an interest of Rs 4,000-5,000 will be levied on the amount after the due date of August 24. Along with the deducted amount, WR should also pay me the interest if it is charged by the bank."

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65-year-old man marries 15-year-old girl paying Rs 5 lakhs

In a shocking incident, a 65-year-old man from Oman has married a 15-year-old girl from Hyderabad according to media reports. The man had allegedly paid Rs 5 lakhs to the girl’s aunty for marrying her. The girl’s parents had logged a complaint in police station saying that they were not aware of the aunt’s plan. The girl was taken to Oman and she has been calling her parents asking them to bring her back to India. She has also told them that she would commit suicide if they don’t take immediate actions according to reports on News7. After this incident, several claims have surfaced alleging that poor families in Hyderabad are being targeted for such marriages.

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Trinamool Congress drifts civic body elections

In West Bengal, Trinamool Congress swept the civic body elections on Thursday by winning 140/148 wards which is more than 94% of the seats.  The opposition party BJP won four wards. Reportedly, the TMC continues with its political dominance because of the development activities taken by CM Mamata Banerjee.

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You can get cashback on Reliance Jio recharge in these four ways

Here is how you can get a cashback on your Reliance Jio recharges. Paytm offers cashback of Rs 76 on the recharge of Rs 300 and above, for which the customers need to use promocode ‘PAYTMJIO’. Amazon Pay users can get a cashback of Rs 99 on the first recharge of Rs 309 and above during August 14 - 19. PhonePe offers a cashback of Rs 75 on the recharge of Rs 309 and above during August 14 - 21. MobiKwik users can get Rs 59 cashback on the recharge of Rs 399 with promocode ‘JIOMBK’. MobiKwik also offers a cashback of Rs 159 for new users on their first recharge of Rs 399. New users have to use the promocode ‘NEWJIO’.

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Kerala clinic performs Female Genital Cutting

A clinic in Kozhikode performs female genital cutting, especially for Muslim women. Reportedly, sahiyo, an organization formed in 2005 by five women who were against female genital cutting in Bohra community found that a clinic in Kerala is performing genital cutting on women. According to World Health Organisation, female genital cutting is harmful both physically and mentally. A lot of countries have banned the practice but India does not have a law to prevent this yet.

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Sushmita Sen to appear in Chennai court

Former Miss Universe and actor Sushmita Sen will be present in Chennai special court, Egmore on September 18 in connection with the case of importing a luxury car through foreign trade. Reports state that the car was imported fraudulently by changing the dates of manufacture. The car was a 2004 model but mentioned 1998 to evade customs duties.

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Robbers pound Rajdhani Express in Kota

Rajdhani express from Mumbai to Nizamuddin was slammed by robbers in Kota. According to reports, the passengers were drugged and at least Rs.10 lakh was stolen. 11 passengers have filed FIR on the theft. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that CCTV cameras will be installed in coaches and the railway force will work with state police to ensure safety for passengers.

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