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13th November News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: November 13, 2016 19:36 IST ]

National News

Give me 50 days, ready to face punishment after that, says emotional PM on demonetisation

PM Modi on Sunday made an impassioned plea to the nation to give him just 50 days to weed out ill-gotten wealth in the country. Speaking at a Goa government function near Panaji, he said his drive against corruption and black money, especially the de-monetisation, had put him in the cross hairs of those involved the illegal trade.

Demonetisation: PM Modi extends gratitude to bank employees
Tackling the endless queues of waiting people, long working hours, and a working weekend, the bank employees are certainly bearing the brunt of the demonetisation move by the government. "I publicly thank all the bank employees. The amount of work which bank employees normally have to put in over a year, they have worked more than that in the last one week alone," Modi said.

Demonetisation: PM Modi ‘mocks’ Rahul Gandhi for visiting bank to change old notes
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched an indirect attack on Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi for visiting bank to change old notes, saying those involved in ‘big scams’ now have to stand in queues to exchange Rs 4000.

No respite for citizens as queues at banks and ATMs get longer on Sunday
Banks and ATMs across the country continue to witness unprecedented rush as cash-starved people queuing up since early Sunday morning following PM Modi’s announcement of scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from November 8 midnight.

Farmer in Karnataka duped with ‘fake’ Rs. 2,000 note
Two days after the Reserve Bank of India introduced “high security” notes of high denominations, a farmer in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka was cheated by a “fake” Rs 2,000 note on Saturday. 

International News

Chinese ships find new international trade route with opening of Pakistani at Gwadar
Pakistan on Sunday opened a new international trade route in the country's southwest region with the inauguration of its newly built Gwadar port from where the first Chinese ship with goods will depart to the Middle East and Africa.

New Zealand: Powerful quake rattles Christchurch; tsunami warning issued
A powerful earthquake with magnitude-7.4 on Sunday jolted New Zealand near the city of Christchurch. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. There was no immediate danger of a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

India, Bhutan sign new bilateral trade agreement
India and Bhutan signed a new bilateral trade agreement on Saturday to enhance trade between the two countries through trade facilitation by improving procedures, an official statement said.

IS top leader has fled Mosul, victory imminent: Iraqi governor
Governor of the Nineveh province in Iraq announced that the top leader of the Jihadist Islamic State (IS) has fled Mosul, last extremist enclave left on Iraqi soil. According to al-Sultan, the last audio broadcast by al-Baghdadi indicates that he has left Mosul.

Business News

It’s a massive operation; ATMs will dispense new notes in some time: FinMin Arun Jaitley appeals for patience
Finance minister Arun Jaitley today appealed the citizens to have patience and not rush to the banks and ATMs to get their work done. Aware that the level of the operation is foreseen, he said that it will take some time before all the ATMs starts dispensing the new currency notes.

RBI advises people against hoarding, says enough cash available at banks
The Reserve Bank of India on Sunday urged people not to repeatedly withdraw money from banks for hoarding saying that there was no shortage of cash in small denominations and enough cash was available at banks.

Demonetisation effect: Dhabas, restaurants witnessing worst days as pockets run dry
Following the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes by the India government, several restaurants in the national capital are witnessing thin attendance as pockets run dry with small eateries and roadside dhabas that do not have electronic payment facility being the worst hit.

Entertainment News

Ex-lovers Shahid and Kareena congratulate each other with a hug
It seems that ex-lovers Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are in a good place now. According to a recent hearsay, both the actors were spotted congratulating each other for the new phase of their life.

Confirmed! Parineeti to play female lead in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Golmaal Again’
Ever since the news of ‘Golmaal Again’ broke out, speculation surrounding the lead actress started doing rounds. Now, director Rohit Shetty has finally confirmed the leading lady of the fourth instalment and she is none other than bubbly actress Parineeti Chopra.

Judwaa 2: Taapsee Pannu wishes to feature in Varun Dhawan starrer
Actress Taapsee Pannu’s performance in Pink came as a bolt from the blue to all the cine buffs. Her acting was not only liked by the audience but the critics also applauded her. Now, the damsel wishes to feature in ‘Judwaa 2’ alongside Varun Dhawan.

Sports News

Ind vs Eng: Captain Kohli saves India as first Test ends in draw
Chasing a 310-run target, Virat Kohli helped India survive anxious moments before posting 172/6 in their second innings to draw the first cricket Test match against England on the fifth and final day at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium today.

Teen golfer Aditi Ashok scripts history by becoming first Indian woman to win European Tour event
Indian golf sensation Aditi Ashok scripted history by securing the Indian Open title on Sunday as she turned into the primary Indian lady to claim Ladies European Tour occasion. The 18-year-old shot an even par-72 in the final round to win the title.

Hockey India chief Narinder Batra becomes first non-European President of FIH
Hockey India (HI) President Narinder Batra on Saturday became the first non-European to be elected as the President of the International Hockey Federation. Batra got 68 votes in his favour while Balbirnie and Read managed 29 and 13 votes respectively. Out of 118 voters, only 110 voted while eight abstained.

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