3 Dec
2019

Nitish blames banks for woes of demonetisation

first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the November 2016 decision to demonetise high value currency notes had failed to deliver its desired objectives.Addressing the 64th State-level Bankers Committee (SLBC) meeting in Patna, Mr Kumar, who had broken ranks with the opposition to support demonetisation, blamed banks for failing to curb the flow of banned high denomination notes back into the system.Mr. Kumar said large defaulters were able to obtain huge loans and escape from the country, while the poor had to face stringent recovery action over loans.“The biggest responsibility for the success of demonetisation drive rested with the bankers but everyone knows how a portion of unaccounted cash got accommodated in the banks…while the small borrowers face difficulty in getting loans, big people manage to get away with huge loans what we hear as banking scams,” the Chief Minister said.Despite the dramatic change in his position on the controversial monetary reform, Mr. Kumar a short while later posted a tweet congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on completion of four years of his government.“Congratulations to honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on completion of four years of the government…I believe the government will rise to the expectations of the people,” he said.Funds crunchMr Kumar’s apparent u-turn provoked swift reactions across the political spectrum. Sources in the JD(U) told The Hindu that Mr. Kumar has been upset with the Centre for releasing only ₹1,711 crore for relief and rehabilitation after last year’s flood in north Bihar districts. The Bihar government had asked for ₹7,636 crore. Over 500 people died and more than a crore were affected in 19 districts of northeast Bihar.Leader of Opposition Tejaswi Yadav of the RJD said, “He (Nitish Kumar) had supported demonetisation but is now questioning it. He is always years behind in understanding the issues, difficulties and demands of common people.”“Don’t be surprised if he calls demonetisation the biggest scam of India,” Mr. Yadav said. Nitish Kumar would “betray” BJP also, he added.last_img read more

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28 Nov
2019

How Sachin scored his 50 Test tons

first_imgMaster Blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored his 50th Test ton while batting against the South Africans in Centurion on Sunday.He dedicated the century to his father late Ramesh Tendulkar saying, “Yesterday was my father’s birthday. I dedicate this century to him. As for myself, I am happy and okay to have scored runs. I really don’t know how to express my feelings.”Though on the personal front “50 is just another number” for Sachin Tendulkar.Here’s how he reached the magical figureDateAgainstGroundInningsRuns9/8/1990EnglandOld Trafford2nd119*2/1/1992AustraliaSydney Cricket Ground1st148*1/2/1992AustraliaW.A.C.A. Ground1st11426/11/1992South AfricaThe Wanderers Stadium1st11111/2/1993EnglandChidambaram Stadium1st16527/07/1993Sri LankaSinhalese Sports Ground2nd104*18/01/1994Sri LankaK .D. Singh Stadium1st1421/12/1994West IndiesVidarbha Cricket Ground1st1796/6/1996EnglandEdgbaston2nd1224/7/1996EnglandTrent Bridge1st1772/1/1997South AfricaNewlands1st1692/8/1997Sri LankaPremadasa Stadium1st1439/8/1997Sri LankaSinhalese Sports Ground1st1393/12/1997Sri LankaWankhede Stadium1st1486/3/1998AustraliaChidambaram Stadium2nd155*25/03/1998AustraliaChinnaswamy Stadium1st17726/12/1998New ZealandBasin Reserve2nd11328/01/1999PakistanChidambaram Stadium2nd13624/02/1999Sri LankaSinhalese Sports Ground2nd124*10/10/1999New ZealandPunjab Cricket Stadium2nd126*29/10/1999New ZealandSardar Patel Stadium1st21726/12/1999AustraliaMelbourne Cricket Gr1st11618/11/2000ZimbabweFeroz Shah Kotla1st12225/11/2000ZimbabweVidarbha Cricket Ground1st201*18/03/2001AustraliaChidambaram Stadium1st1263/11/2001South AfricaOUTsurance Oval1st15511/12/2001EnglandSardar Patel Stadium1st10321/02/2002ZimbabweVidarbha Cricket Ground1st17619/04/2002West IndiesQueen’s Park1st11722/08/2002EnglandHeadingley1st19330/10/2002West IndiesEden Gardens2nd1762/1/2004AustraliaSydney Cricket Ground1st241*28/03/2004PakistanMultan Cricket Stad.1st194*10/12/2004BangladeshBangabandhu Stadium1st248*10/12/2005Sri LankaFeroz Shah Kotla1st10918/05/2007BangladeshZohur Ahmed Stadium1st10125/05/2007BangladeshShere Bangla Stadium1st122*2/1/2008AustraliaSydney Cricket Ground1st154*24/01/2008AustraliaAdelaide Oval1st1535/11/2008AustraliaVidarbha Cricket Stadium1st10911/12/2008EnglandChidambaram Stadium2nd103*18/03/2009New ZealandSeddon Park1st16016/11/2009Sri LankaSardar Patel Stadium2nd100*17/01/2010BangladeshZohur Ahmed Stadium1st105*24/01/2010BangladeshShere Bangla Stadium1st1436/2/2010South AfricaVidarbha Cricket Stadium2nd10014/02/2010South AfricaEden Gardens1st10626/07/2010Sri LankaSinhalese Sports Ground1st2039/10/2010AustraliaChinnaswamy Stadium1st21416/12/2010South AfricaSupersport Park2nd111** denotes Not Outadvertisementlast_img read more

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