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The crime scene at Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Sunday night.(HT Photo)

Second case of firing in city within 24 hours, TikTok star hurt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Was talking on mobile phone outside Eskobar in Sector 9 when he was fired upon allegedly by a man from Ludhiana
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The conman, identified as Ajay Sharma, was arrested from his home at Sahibabad in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad on Sunday, a day after the food grain merchant from north Delhi’s Lahori Gate Naya Bazar filed a cheating complaint at the local police station, said deputy commissioner of police (north) Anto Alphonse. (HT Photo)
The conman, identified as Ajay Sharma, was arrested from his home at Sahibabad in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad on Sunday, a day after the food grain merchant from north Delhi’s Lahori Gate Naya Bazar filed a cheating complaint at the local police station, said deputy commissioner of police (north) Anto Alphonse. (HT Photo)

Using demonetisation ruse, man, 55, cheats Delhi trader of Rs 2 lakh

By Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 11:25 AM IST
The alleged cheat offered to exchange Rs 2,000 notes with the Rs 1,000 notes by claiming that he has managed to procure bundles of the new Rs 1,000 notes, the police said on Tuesday.
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Students gathered for assignment(HT)
Students gathered for assignment(HT)

In this village near Mumbai, school teacher uses currency notes, colour pencils to teach maths amid pandemic

By Priyanka Sahoo | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:18 AM IST
In a class of 44 students, only two students’ parents had smartphones with internet connectivity and hence, online classes were out of question. So, Kathole worked out a simpler solution. He scanned a range of currency notes and arranged them on a sheet of paper so that his pupils in classes III and IV could learn basic mathematical concepts of addition and subtraction
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Fake currency notes have been seized in Kharar from four persons, including two women.(HT photo/For representation only)
Fake currency notes have been seized in Kharar from four persons, including two women.(HT photo/For representation only)

2 women among 4 held with fake currency notes worth 9.18 lakh in Kharar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 10:18 PM IST
They used printers to print the notes and reportedly circulated the money by luring people with the promise to pay them more in exchange for their money, police said
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The face value of the seized notes is Rs 1.34 lakh.(HT Photo)
The face value of the seized notes is Rs 1.34 lakh.(HT Photo)

Smuggler of fake Indian currency nabbed on Bangladesh border

By Sreyasi Pal | Hindustan Times, Berhampore
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Though the counterfeit notes have a face value of only Rs 1.35 lakh, the arrest is being seen as a proof that FICN smugglers are active during the pandemic
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Rs 2,000 notes were introduced after the government announced the demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Rs 2,000 notes were introduced after the government announced the demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

RBI did not print even one Rs 2,000 note in 2019-20

By Roshan Kishore and Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 04:16 PM IST
The number of Rs 2,000 notes peaked at 3.36 billion units (or pieces) in 2017-18. This number dropped to 3.29 billion in 2018-19. It has fallen again to 2.73 billion in 2019-20
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2 day police remand for 4 held with heroin, weapon

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 07:20 PM IST
Sohana police looking for contact details of suspects and investigate drug supply sources, including a Zirakpur based peddler
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Union finance minister has been requested to look into the issue in view of the precarious financial situation of the TTD on account of the coronavirus pandemic(File photo)
Union finance minister has been requested to look into the issue in view of the precarious financial situation of the TTD on account of the coronavirus pandemic(File photo)

TTD wants Centre to monetise Rs 51 crore worth of old currency notes offered by devotees

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 07:56 AM IST
TTD trust board chairperson YV Subba Reddy, who met Union finance minister Nirmala Sitaraman in New Delhi on Monday, put forth the request of monetising the old currency notes offered by devotees over a period of time.
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Police during investigation at Pasodya Vithoba temple in Budhwar peth, on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Police during investigation at Pasodya Vithoba temple in Budhwar peth, on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Cash stolen from temple donation box in Pune’s Budhwar peth

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 03:53 PM IST
The worth of stolen currency is between Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,400 including currency notes and coins.
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Be it by way of single-use products, increased sanitation or disposable tools, salons are likely to take multiple measures post-lockdown to ensure hassle-free experiences for customers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Be it by way of single-use products, increased sanitation or disposable tools, salons are likely to take multiple measures post-lockdown to ensure hassle-free experiences for customers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Lockdown blues: Waiting for your salon appointment, aren’t you?

By Radhika Bhirani | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 01:59 PM IST
A joke’s going around - once the lockdown ends, we’ll know everyone’s real hair colour! Even as several men and women have made do the au naturel look, they’re also pining to avail salon services to take care of bushy eyebrows, fuzzy facial hair, brittle nails and unruly hair.
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Though studies indicated that the virus, transmitted through droplets, could be passed on even from dried surfaces to humans, there is not enough scientific evidence on how long it survives on currency notes. (Photo by Jasjeet Plaha / Hindustan Times)
Though studies indicated that the virus, transmitted through droplets, could be passed on even from dried surfaces to humans, there is not enough scientific evidence on how long it survives on currency notes. (Photo by Jasjeet Plaha / Hindustan Times)

Rs 500 notes lay on Delhi street, no one touches due to coronavirus fear

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 03:28 PM IST
The fear among many people that currency notes could be carriers of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) resulted in a peculiar situation in North Delhi’s Lawrence Road on Wednesday afternoon.
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The Covid-19 crisis has a key role for the government, but we should not assume that only the government has the answers(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
The Covid-19 crisis has a key role for the government, but we should not assume that only the government has the answers(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: An epidemic is an epidemic. A war is a war| Analysis

By Suyash Rai and Rahul Verma
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2020 06:26 PM IST
They are both serious threats, but using the war metaphor is harmful because it skews our response to the crisis
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On this day, the most significant event is the sighting of the Vishukkani during dawn, which is believed to bring luck throughout the year.(Shutterstock)
On this day, the most significant event is the sighting of the Vishukkani during dawn, which is believed to bring luck throughout the year.(Shutterstock)

Vishu 2020: Importance and significance of the festival

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 07:32 AM IST
In Kerala, the beginning of the Zodiac New Year is celebrated as the festival of Vishu.
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Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. (HT file)
Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. (HT file)

Coronavirus: IIT develops UV-technology fitted ‘trunk’ for homes to sanitise grocery items,currency notes

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2020 11:47 AM IST
According to the team at IIT Ropar, the trunk when commercialised, can be available at less than Rs 500.
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Another study, which examined 96 notes and 48 coins of various denominations, had found that almost all samples harboured bacteria, fungus and parasites.
Another study, which examined 96 notes and 48 coins of various denominations, had found that almost all samples harboured bacteria, fungus and parasites.

Can currency notes carry and spread novel coronavirus?

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Some of the previously conducted studies point at the possibility of currency notes transmitting disease-causing, drug-resistant pathogens.
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The militants told the police that they got the money for releasing Avijit Dhar, a project manager with a private company, who was abducted on February 19 from Noney district in Manipur.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The militants told the police that they got the money for releasing Avijit Dhar, a project manager with a private company, who was abducted on February 19 from Noney district in Manipur.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Manipur militants caught in Bengal with ransom money during raid to recover FICN

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 11:10 PM IST
The arrests were made during a raid to recover fake Indian currency note (FICN), said a senior officer of the Kolkata Police. The Manipur police have been informed.
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Money circulated in less riskier areas is also subject to a week of “quarantine” – or stored for a week – before being put back in circulation.(FILE PHOTO.)
Money circulated in less riskier areas is also subject to a week of “quarantine” – or stored for a week – before being put back in circulation.(FILE PHOTO.)

After cities, China quarantines cash to control coronavirus outbreak

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 01:44 AM IST
China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has also pumped in billions in new notes in the worst-hit central Chinese province of Hubei for the safety of citizens and bank staff dealing with cash.
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The petitioner had first sought information through RTI, moved Supreme Court after the appeals were dismissed.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
The petitioner had first sought information through RTI, moved Supreme Court after the appeals were dismissed.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

‘Matter of national interest’, says SC on plea over Kashmir group defacing notes

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 05:10 PM IST
The petitioner has claimed that the Jammu regional branch of RBI, on the instructions of its then Regional Director, exchanged the defaced currency notes.
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CBI awards 4-year jail to former Chandigarh ASI for graft

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:49 AM IST
Had accepted 3,500 in bribe from complainant who was being harassed after a 500 currency note he had offered to a shopkeeper turned out to be fake
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The officers also found a video showing bundles of 2000 rupee notes, said Sanjay Dutta, forest range officer, Belakoba and head of the special task force in north Bengal.(Screengrab of the video/HT)
The officers also found a video showing bundles of 2000 rupee notes, said Sanjay Dutta, forest range officer, Belakoba and head of the special task force in north Bengal.(Screengrab of the video/HT)

Video of portable Indian currency printing machine stumps Bengal forest dept officers

By Tanmay Chatterjee and Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 01:38 AM IST
The video, showing the machine in operation and printing fake currency notes of Rs 500 denomination, was stored in the mobile phone of one of the arrested men. The videos were passed on to the police and the government was alerted.
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A shopkeeper recorded the incident on his phone.(Screengrab from ANI video)
A shopkeeper recorded the incident on his phone.(Screengrab from ANI video)

Money thrown out of sixth floor office in Kolkata during DRI raid

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Eyewitnesses said the incident took place when a team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officers were conducting raids.
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Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Centre’s move to demonetise high- value currency notes on this day in 2016 was a futile exercise(ANI)
Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Centre’s move to demonetise high- value currency notes on this day in 2016 was a futile exercise(ANI)

Note ban was futile exercise, knew it would ruin lives: Mamata Banerjee

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 12:51 PM IST
The saffron party was quick to hit back, claiming that the global financial crisis had a cascading effect on India’s economy and demonetisation had no role in it.
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The Youth Congress will protest outside the Reserve Bank of India in Delhi on the third anniversary of Demonetisation(AP Photo/File)
The Youth Congress will protest outside the Reserve Bank of India in Delhi on the third anniversary of Demonetisation(AP Photo/File)

Demonetisation ‘still a mystery’ even after 3 years, says Youth Congress

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 12:33 PM IST
Narendra Modi government had invalidated Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes on November 8 in 2016 and said crackdown on black money was one of its main objectives. Its political opponents have maintained that the move was aimed to benefit a few industrialists and resulted in massive job losses in the informal sector.
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday hit out at the Modi government for claiming that demonetisation was a “slayer of all evils”(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday hit out at the Modi government for claiming that demonetisation was a “slayer of all evils”(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Demonetisation proved to be disaster that all but destroyed economy: Priyanka

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 10:12 AM IST
On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to the nation that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes would cease to be a legal tender.
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A large number of devotees have been visiting the pandal to see the unique art work (representational image).(Facebook/Veer Bhagat Singh Ganesh Utsav Mandal Akola)
A large number of devotees have been visiting the pandal to see the unique art work (representational image).(Facebook/Veer Bhagat Singh Ganesh Utsav Mandal Akola)

12-foot tall Ganesh idol made with currency notes worth Rs 21 lakh in Maharashtra

By Press Trust of India | Maharashtra
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 11:54 AM IST
As notes worth Rs 21 lakh have been used in making the idol, police are guarding it round-the-clock.
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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) told the Bombay high court (HC) on Friday that it does not intend to change the size of currency notes in the near future.(REUTERS)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) told the Bombay high court (HC) on Friday that it does not intend to change the size of currency notes in the near future.(REUTERS)

No change in size of currency notes in near future: RBI to HC

By K A Y Dodhiya | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:03 AM IST
Senior advocate VR Dhond, who represented the central bank, made this statement in response to a query made by the high court bench of chief justice Pradeep Nandrajog and justice Bharati Dangre.
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Size of currency notes has been reduced to make them wallet friendly, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) told the Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday.(PTI)
Size of currency notes has been reduced to make them wallet friendly, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) told the Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday.(PTI)

Size of currency notes reduced to make them pocket-friendly: RBI to Bombay high court

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:33 AM IST
An HC bench of chief justice Pradeep Nandrajog and justice Bharati Dangre was hearing a public interest litigation filed by the National Association for the Blind (NAB), highlighting difficulties faced by the blind in identifying new currency notes and coins.
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(AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)(The old currency notes in denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 were discontinued following demonetisation announced by the Central government on November 8, 2016)
(AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)(The old currency notes in denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 were discontinued following demonetisation announced by the Central government on November 8, 2016)

One crore in smuggled old notes seized, its use a mystery to Surat cops

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 10:15 PM IST
Surat Police seized old currency notes from a man in Surat but it is still to identify the intended recipient of the demonetised cash and the purpose it was meant to serve.
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There were also talks about introducing pre-paid food cards but the same couldn’t be rolled out because of bureaucratic hassles.(HT Photo)
There were also talks about introducing pre-paid food cards but the same couldn’t be rolled out because of bureaucratic hassles.(HT Photo)

Go for cashless transactions: LS Speaker to members, journos

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Since the demonetisation of the high-value currency notes in November 2016, the Modi government has been making various efforts to promote cashless transactions.
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New currency notes and coins issued by the RBI(PTI image)
New currency notes and coins issued by the RBI(PTI image)

Why keep changing features of notes, coins? HC asks RBI

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 07:48 PM IST
The NAB petition claimed that new currency notes and coins issued by the RBI posed difficulty for visually impaired persons in terms of identification and distinguishing them.
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