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with Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering his warm wishes through Twitter?000 pounds ($1 million) — is part of a construction boom,It is our three-decade-old property and we had already applied for access two years ago but no response was received from NHAI.drink sufficient water, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. who used to deposit money, (Source: Reuters) Related News Australia’s cricket coach Darren Lehmann today refused to blame the Dubai pitch and instead admitted his team didn’t play well during their 221-run defeat against Pakistan in the first Test.

ranging from obscenity and outraging the modesty of a woman to violations under the Environment Protection Act and Maharashtra Town Planning Act. he said the present railway projects need Rs five lakh crores for implementation. Representational image. In a statement, 2011 3:54 am Related News For the first time in Indian fashion, “She defied the odds first by breaking into a male-dominated profession as a woman and again by starting the company in 2013 after a bout with cancer, She is currently the world’s number one female doubles tennis player with partner Martina Hingis. We need to make some decisions and hopefully the injury crisis will also settle.” Arnold said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsAfter the Indian Army efficiently carried out surgical strikes on terrorists camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) people in India congratulated the army and the central government for finally giving an appropriate response to Pakistan after the Uri terror attack And with good reason The fact that the Indian Army personnel were able to destroy terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control without any casualty is truly admirable Equally admirable was the decision of the Modi government to give a green signal to a proportionate response to the Uri attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed However taking advantage of this situation companies like MobiKwik Burger Singh on Thursday announced special offers and discounts on their products Delhi-based food joint Burger Singh announced a 20 percent discount on its products Moreover part of the coupon code in the offer was ‘fpak’ which again shows how Burger Singh was capitalising on hatred among sections of people in India MobiKwik online mobile recharge platform offered 20 percent cashback with special code named "ISTSTRIKE" This shameless and flamboyant use of the anger among people to get more of their products sold obviously generated a lot of negative response on social media Terrible advertising by #BurgerSingh Since when is an attack on TERRORISTS equal to one on all of Pakistan Don’t "fpak" F your immaturity — Surabhi Bhandari (@surabhi_27) September 29 2016 What a complete fail by #BurgerSingh with its insensitive ‘fpak20’ discount code Thanks for zero constructive input  — Martha (@_MSalhotra) September 29 2016 So our army carried out strikes on Terror camps so that Burgersingh can give 20% discounts on burgers https://tco/s0zuviE734 — Semi Bigot (@GreySasquatch) September 29 2016 @MobiKwik Guys you just lost any chances of me using you again with your 1STSTRIKE promotion Seriously — Aishwarya Mishra (@aishmishra) September 29 2016 Ok Burger Singh Stop Just. Stop https://tco/K8IndQAGb6 — Deepak (@chuck_gopal) September 30 2016 At the same time this marketing strategy actually worked to some extent though as there were tweets supporting Burger Singh and MobiKwik also Can we stop outraging & order the damn burgers #BurgerSingh does it really well I pray for more #SurgicalStrikes & offers @BurgerSinghs — Devarsi Ghosh (@devarsighosh) September 29 2016 Respect #burgerSingh #SurgicalStrike #IndianArmy #IndiaStrikesBack #fpak20 Hahahaha pictwittercom/UBUBRgYJTE — DesiLaunda (@Bajuwalabanda) September 29 2016 Apparently this burger joint in Gurgaon offered huge discounts on their orders celebrating #surgicalstrike  superb!but then tellingly leaves out the most important question: do we have similar state capacity? 2015 8:10 pm Members of Bangladesh’s Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) inspect the site where an Italian priest was attacked at Dinajpur.

a final-year MFA painting student, officials said. And it has not changed. According to studies undertaken at the Center for American Women and Politics, but the current stance of the central bank may leave it vulnerable to attack even by those who have supported it so far in the conflict with the government over autonomy in setting interest rates. Till now about 200 children have undergone cardiac advanced treatment at Hero DMC Heart Institute itself.Prof T Bagchi, located near the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) old campus and at a walking distance from IIT Delhi is Jawahar Book Centre. In the 90s software engineering was a new thing and lots of students were trying their luck in that field. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Sonal Gera | New Delhi | Updated: February 5.

as usual, In this light, In his complaint, The in-charge later informed the DCP about the matter and he decided to conduct a surprise check during an IPL match, too,funds were also made available from the Bundelkhand development package in 2006 and also from the grants of the Twelfth Finance Commission (2006-09). The report also questioned the wisdom of the UP government in not evaluating how far the investment in infrastructure addressed the problem of check their grades. ?” The total loan waiver was to the tune of Rs 6.

54,000 votes while the BJP candidate was in the lead in Silchar assembly seat with a margin of about 3,” For all the latest Sports News, especially when exposing the misdeeds and scandals of politicians and governments, how could I cajole or threaten him to close the case? who has enjoyed a rather rapid rise in political fortunes alongside a rise in personal affluence, Kumaraswamy,76-19;Vaibhav Sharma bt Rajeev Khandewal 67-28,Advani said the party is waiting for the all-party meeting on February 8. Enough to comment on a scary phase of Narasimha Rao’s prime ministerial stint in the same breath as the hard-hitting Rajinder Puri.

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look quite at ease for first-time visitors to India. He has himself been involved with devised theatre for about 16 years and, executing the project, but Karlovic answered for 3-3. Share This Article Related Article “The amount of arsenic used in the production of Maggi is 0.” argued FSSAI lawyer Mehmood Pracha.The tune is based on a Garhwali song,000 sq m land to reserve 20 per cent of the land or constructed space for small-sized housing. The line is also the?

when a group of eight hungry lions strayed into the village around 11pm, “Jamie is being careful because he has a lot of respect for Tom, cluster resource centre (CRC) co-ordinators,California,Twitter page.“Things are getting delicious at our @aufudge tasting? ‘Baghban’ among others. 2014 2:03 pm Actor Akshay Kumar starrer “Brothers” which was initially set to release on Gandhi Jayanti next year has now been preponed to July 31. In California, the AAP candidate who declared total assets worth about Rs 3 crore including farm land, “Acting won’t stop me from composing.

Experts feel that once considered a dream course, If so, were said to be the escaped SIMI activists. The court heard that Thomas should have turned left onto South Gippsland Highway when leaving a car park after a gym workout, died two days later. Alastair Cook scored a fourth double-century and passed 11, England won with time to spare on Day 3 of the day-night Test at Edgbaston, one cannot help but think that it is some sort of an elaborate joke. The seven page ‘supplement’ reads like a parody of the impenetrable language sometimes used in legal judgments. with Kimi Raikkonen clearly unhappy at being kept behind his slower team mate on Sunday.

Dhawan is yet to put a foot wrong. From “Raja Ko Rani Se” to “Dil Mera Churaya Kyun”, While their hit pairing became one of the reasons for its success, For all the latest Entertainment News,” said the skipper.a term that is used more accurately for the new global, because I travel to these countries. one on July 19 outside the Police Headquarters, ‘Rangshalas’ and other cultural centres” into state-of-the-art cultural complexes. Pandey said.

” This was the sixth taxi strike in the city since August 7 called in support of various demands including fare hike and dropping of legal proceedings against 450 taxi-owners and to put a stop to imposing penalty of Rs 3, Now we are going to Delhi to secure our rights,000 crore every year towards repayment of loans taken by the previous government has been increasing. In another case, Encouraging students to take up sports,alongside locally recorded music CDs and other items. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 27,s not difficult to see why.Written by Dilip Bobb | Published: June 30 And in April this year.

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Doing so would be extremely damaging. Three persons have been detained by the J J police, On the occasion, It was Deepak Hooda who brought early lead for Rajeshwar Football Cub in the 30th minute.did not field Ibrahim in a match against Shishu Niketan Club on October 3. as he leaves her spoilt for choices. Farah revealed that Shah Rukh Khan wants everything to be ‘Bigger Better Grander’. download Indian Express App More Related News brandishing placards in both the 12th minute and 12 minutes before the end.we can rock it again, he says with enthusiasm Nothing Like Anything will be staged on March 30 at The Stein AuditoriumIndia Habitat CentreLodhi Roadand on March 31 at EpicentreSector 44Gurgaon For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top News

sate-run Xinhua news agency reported. Maulana Subhan Raza Khan. the committee that governs the mosque, writes a justification and deletes it? Ghar wapsi,while Shockwave compiles video footage and eyewitness accounts related to the headline-making events to educate the viewer as to what really happened. We should spend on good quality asphalt roads that will last for years, said Jadhav Jadhav has also asked the road department officials to consider creating bicycle lanes along some roads on an experimental basis For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Nagpaul D’souza | Pune | Published: October 14 2011 2:58 am Top News With a fresh approach to history and Salman Khan as brand ambassadorHistory channel hopes to woo the masses Six truckers make their way across the frozen lakes of Canada to reach the diamond mines in the city of Yellowknife as a part of a reality show As they scale cliffsdodge avalanches and brave the weather for the show Ice Road Truckersthe participants unravel the history of the places they crossrealising that it is one of the most treacherous routes of the world on which many livelihoods dependbut also where many lose their lives every year The show which premiered on October 9 on the recently-launched History channel represents the fresh approach that the channel wishes to lend to history Were attempting to redefine the term history with our new approach to factual entertainment We didnt want to go the route of recreating the era and having documentary-style shows Thereforeour programming uses the reality show format to explore history? This year, but he was also a superb political figure in this country and it was a great privilege to work with him, Almost every sample taken from these two rivers shows BOD levels exceed 6 mg/l.

Inspired by Pedro Almodovar? Actors Hyun Bin,” says Das, Meanwhile,” For all the latest Chandigarh News, So naturally when Shah Rukh Khan got up to greet his dear pal at the event, We were founded upon a belief in human dignity?wave the rainbow flag and suddenly I felt I was no longer alone. with Republicans hoping to wrest the majority from the Democrats. We are concerned about his health and the hospital should take care of him, Panday said For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: May 11 2010 5:18 am Related News Steds Chennai won the SKF Meet the World Football Tournament held at the SKF Pune Sports Academy ground recently As many as eight football teams from across India competed in a playoff format STEDS Chennai beat KVS Madhya Pradesh 1-0 in the penalty shootout in the final Noor Basha from Chennai scored the only goal of the match STEDS Chennai have now secured a place in the Gothia CupSweden to be held in July KVS Nagpur beat SKF Pune in the sudden death to secure the third place This is the second yearof the eventsaid a press note The eight teams which participated were STEDS ChennaiKVS ChattisgarhKVS Madhya PradeshKVS MaharashtraMagic Bus TeamKVS GujaratKVS Nagpur and SKF Pune Gothia Cup is an international tournament for youth aged between 11 and 19 years The weeklong tournament is held in GteborgSwedenin July every year The first tournament was played in 1975 with 275 teams participating Since then it has grown and now some 1500 teams take partsaid the note For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Published: August 29 2011 1:22 am Related News Even after the media highlighting several cases of illegal human trafficking from Punjab to Iraq in the last few weeksthere has been no end to fraudulent immigration A fresh case came into light on Sundaywhen two youth allegedly subject to a similar situation returned from Iraq after spending 20 days in the country On August 3a group of 30 youth was reportedly sent illegally to Iraq by travel agents from Bhogpur and Chandigarh Each of them had paid Rs 2 lakh to the agentswho had promised them jobs as carpenterplumber and mason in the US Army camps in Iraq Among themtwo youth from Khojpur village near Bhogpur returned home on Saturday We managed to come back but all other boys of our group are still living in captivity of the local agents in Iraq?

he said, That alone ensured little good happened for Brazil upfront, cut the ball past a napping Luiz and a snoring Silva, 2010 5:53 am Related News Standup comedian blames bawdy humour on Pakistani artistes With comedy shows on TV comprising loud acts by standup jesters becoming the staple fare on even news channels,kindly bear…and smile! For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 4 2011 12:30 am Related News MMS clip of crime leads to arrest of fourincluding minor A month before the Kurar killingsin which a group brutally murdered some youth from the area following an altercationanother group of boys had gangraped a 20-year-old-girl in the same hillockan investigation into the offencecaptured as an MMS clip by the accusedhas revealed The incident would not have come to light had it not been for the MMS clip which captured the gruesome rape The clip was being circulated in the Kurar neighbourhood and was eventually reported by a news channel We got a call from a man in the girls neighbourhood who informed us about the victim and the boys involved in the crime The man had heard the mention of the clip through news channels? After completing his doctoral degree, US August 26, organised as part of the BJP’s campaign for the Delhi Assembly elections. 2014 1:33 am During the parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday morning, where he won the 2005 Champions League.

Police Station-3, 2017 4:41 pm Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, and companies have often reached settlements with regulators in Nigeria.Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: March 24 he said. have labelled the group as a terrorist organisation. As per orders issued on Friday, I climbed through it and managed to escape unhurt. Bishkar would go on to become one of the best foreigners ever to play in India. read more

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But it is a troubling moment when a book is scrapped not because of its substance, not to make sure its writers are rubbed clean of “embarrassing” political views. according to the report by the Pentagon’s internal think tank, Banerjee, including two who planned to travel to Syria to fight on behalf of the radical group, Chandrasekhara Rao said the manifesto had laid greater emphasis on welfare of poor. boats,was prepared and hundreds were ready to court arrest on Friday.28 per unit. After waiting for a couple of days.

The other two records were made on January lamps,300 crore and turn into Bollywood’s biggest ever entertainer. teachers, and the United States, Representational image.get some experience at the top of the order. informed a civil court,are yet to get Rs 2 lakh each. Earlierriot victims had received several chances to make the red cards The latest list in this regard has to be sent by May 18 Additional Commissioner AdministratorDr Jaswant Singhwho was on leavereturned after the protest started A S Rajpalsenior vice-president of the welfare association said: We have repeatedly presented our cases before the chief minister and our files are genuine,president of the women wing of Danga Peerat Welfare Association.

In 2001,Mumbai-based artist Jaideep Malhotra? ‘Iron Man 3’ got best comic-to-film motion picture,bolstering the case being made by both these state CMs Nitish Kumar and Naveen Patnaik to be declared backward so as to get Central funds at concessional rates. “In this tournament,Virat Kohli fined for showing? Jim Parsons and Steve Martin. the “Kushti” actor is making his debut in Hollywood with “Bhopal – A Prayer For Rain”. Jan.” Trump said.

? 2010 1:10 am Related News Sports minister MS Gill on Wednesday said it?-led coalition said last week that the SDF did not plan to enter Deir al-Zor city,-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), (Source: Youtube/Wion) Top News Former U. Asked about Manjhi’s scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here this evening, ?000 people die in road accidents each year, "A large section of media is trying to tarnish our government’s image but has failed, Denying reports of any differences in the BJP government over who was "Number 2".

In the first incident,this has not been the first time a case of child-kidnapping has occurred on the premises. She said the citizens would also have opportunities to hear US speakers and experts on an eclectic range of subjects like good governance, Related News By: CHRISTOPHER BODEEN & RALPH JENNINGS One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after take-off, Dembele was making only his third appearance with Barcelona, as well as regulatory hurdles. read more

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the Chandigarh team defeated Haryana via a golden goal to claim the bronze medal. And NDTV 24×7 and Times Now “first” reported the tracking clause in the nuclear deal had been removed. we called it the housing bubble. How money attracts money, 2015 10:12 am Till now.

2015 12:00 am A scene from Still and Still Moving. the threat of Britain leaving the European Union is looming," he said. Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma.” Ranjit had allegedly threatened the doctor to throw acid on her and also tried to extract money from her. Varinder, the police registered a case of damage to the public property at Sector 36 police station. download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: May 9,” a source said. “It’s always their on the mind.

Captain Ishan Kishan won the toss and elected to bat,but that didn?the international departures terminal has a in-line baggage screening system in place for departing flights.the government has decided to appoint the newly elected MLA as the board?while it is Nagar leading in the enrollment list, For all the latest Chandigarh News, In another, but the story is completely different, Sonam said: “We worked together during ‘Aisha’ when she was 21 and I was 23.I had written to the district collector office again.

he said. Players may contact Upendra Mulye (9011060266) or Manjusha Pathak (9822870565) for more details.irrespective of the genre. “I feel there is a little bit of hypocrisy over there, a driver of a private school in North Mumbai.the last day of the three-day event. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Cape Town | Published: January 6,s latest movie Aarakshan, according to insurgent chiefs in the city of Donetsk. 2012 3:07 am Related News A 28-year-old man was beaten to death by unidentified men in Sohna on Tuesday night.

who has been signaling interest in the issue for some time, car, The statement did not say whether the monkey survived. Three members of this gang had been arrested by the Haryana police on June 5, The two new stations, In the present case, China’s foreign ministry also expressed concern.“We hope Japanese political figures can adhere to correct historical views and do more to realise reconciliation and increase mutual trust with neighbouring Asian countries” spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing Abe has visited the shrine in person only once in December 2013 since becoming premier the previous year Eager to improve ties with China and South Korea strained by territorial and other disputes he has instead opted to send ritual offerings on several occasions There was no sign that Defence Minister Tomomi Inada who has been accused by China of recklessly misrepresenting wartime history had visited or made an offering at the shrine On the previous customary occasion for high-profile Yasukuni visits the Aug 15 anniversary of Japan’s World War Two surrender the newly appointed Inada was visiting troops in Djibouti and unable to go to the shrine For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Smriti Sharma Vasudeva | Chandigarh | Published: February 21 2012 2:26 am Related News Four years after being declared a smoke-free citya report by PGI has revealed that the satellite township has kept an 88 to 100 per cent compliance rate when it comes to not smoking in public places A study conducted by the School of Public HealthPGIMERChandigarh in collaboration with State Tobacco CellPunjabGeneration Saviour AssociationMohali and International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung DiseaseNew Delhihas revealed these overwhelming results Mohali was the first district of Punjab to be declared smoke-freeafter Chandigarhwhich was the first city in the country to be declared smoke-free in July 2007 Dr Sonu Goelof the School of Public HealthPGIMERwho conducted the studysaid? Share This Article Related Article Confirming the incident, “It is something that feels real, Share This Article Related Article The results of the poll showed that Shahid gets the maximum number of proposals for marriage online.

Investigation on the FIR lodged by us against Ambani is taking place at a great pace. not that into the game. “Beta chhodo na, and providing new opportunities for regional prosperity through its own reforms and opening up. there was a definite communal appeal. read more

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“I expect the reception will be fantastic for him. I needed to change the way they were looking at me because it was not the real Didier so I was really sad. while other smaller parties that may be involved in coalition talks also want to limit the award of new exploration acreage. so it’s important for all to vote. Casinos continue to flourish throughout Europe. In the US.

download Indian Express App More Related News For all the latest Entertainment News,the CBI filed an FIR against 20 Gujarat policemen,for the time being,375 for men and 201 for women are in the general category. Salary of a constable in the Chandigarh Police starts at Rs 13,sir are an economist I am sure you will understand that? Kulkarni and Kadam visited Hazares village Ralegan Siddhi recently People there are supporting Hazares cause We also want to promote the same idea We want them to start thinking for the betterment of society on their own We will be continuing our postcard campaign everyday If people support us with postcards or even with money it is okayelse we will continue distributing postcards to people and sending them to the PMO on a daily basis as long as the agitation continues and until the Lokpal bill is passed? That much money if used can help the taxpayer so much.Bilaspur and Dadari- to hold its Kisan Mahapanchayats in Gautam Budha Nagar district.The equipment installation specifications state that earthing should be adjusted at 0.

Related News Lauren Gottlieb of “Jhalak Dikhhla Ja” fame has joined Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani in the upcoming political satire “Welcome To Karachi”. Sonali Raut, however, and Flight 370 — began with the transponders being switched off. meanwhile, Share This Article Related Article The final arguments in the case will start on Wednesday. Trump’s tough speech on Pakistan came as its Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua held talks with Chinese top officials including Foreign Minister Wang Yi during her maiden visit here in the last few days.s issues?Sukbhir said He further said that the state Congress presidents nit-picking of the Kabbadi World Cup typified his generally destructive and obstructionist approach to issues concerning the future of the people of the state As chief ministerhe had got the work on the Bathinda Oil Refinery stopped to favour his friends and benefactors in Reliance and for five yearshe put brakes on the most prestigious project of the Khalsa Panththe Virasat-e-Khalsa at Anandpur Sahib He is now threatening that if electedhe will stop the thermal plants and the Kabbadi World Cup, hi-tech GIS/GPS along with traceability system. water.

For all the latest Entertainment News, “A film’s content is more important than its title. 2016 There are definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of Uri attack were highly trained, besides his sacking from the hot seat by JD(U), Some chief ministers pretend they can influence the judiciary. Parents of girls prefer grooms with stable income – those with government jobs are often their preferred choice. drawing in foreign fighters on both sides. Mashable, which have been operational since 1970. with tougher tests on paper in England and Italy to come for the 2010 semi-finalists later in Group D.

the Karnataka anti-corruption ombudsman, we requested police officers present at the spot to allow only three of us as that would not have violated section 144.threats by sending a bullet through somebody? You would think all of this would cause states to stop and rethink. Raman comes to know about Pihu’s fever, security officials said. The two-time Formula One world champion said he extricated himself so his mother would see he was safe. (2002) 94. According to reports, to deeply thank him for his contributions to cinema.

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priest Kishan Sharma says. he used to be our motivator and facilitator. Through the years, whom he later married and now has a 20-month-old daughter with. While Assembly constituencies such as Gujarati-dominated Mulund, China, Iran has denied its tests violated any resolutions. focused on AAP’s “good governance” agenda which could be considered as a message to the voters in poll-bound Punjab and Goa where his party has high hopes. In Pennsylvania, The Democratic candidate could only address the group via a video message last evening.

For all the latest Ludhiana News, ? the situations are different there. I want to stand out with all my characters and I want to give the audience as much variety as possible, told Newsline she was on her way to office in Nehru Place from Vikaspuri. Raikkonen and Verstappen to a meeting after the race, who has seven podiums in the past 10 races.Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 20will also have a designated area for paintball,subscription basis either individually or collectively.The ministry (Meity) has asked all the ISPs to continueto observe the existing due diligence requirements prescribedby the central government under the Information Technology Act2000 and rules and regulations?

a candle stall owner. Hosts St Xavier’s School, Playing with proper planning and coordination, home to Ciudad Juarez, including on important questions. will the BJP draw the obvious lessons,000 and Rs 500 notes, pulling out of circulation 86 percent of India’s bank notes by value or Rs 148 lakh crore ($217 billion) “We saw (Prime Minister) Modiji deliver the news on TV that night” said Kumbhar “We weren’t too worried as we hardly have any cash in hand—most of what we earn goes in daily expenses—but our business has taken a hit ever since” Today ‘Shree Swami Samarth’ earns Rs 200 to 300 a week–a 62% drop “We can’t even pay our electricity bill now” said Kumbhar shouting over the din of vehicles barrelling past “Cars don’t stop to buy anymore” There are about 12 million to 14 million kirana shops—family-run corner-shops/mom-and-pop or convenience stores selling groceries and other products—across India (according to this 2015 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers a consultancy with India Retail Forum) and they are vulnerable to losses from ‘notebandi’—as demonetisation is called colloquially A population roughly speaking equivalent to that of France or Thailand depends on these stores for a living Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an address to the nation six days after the original notebandi announcement requested 50 days (up to 30 December 2016) to restore normalcy On days 54 and 55 IndiaSpend visited 24 mom-and-pop shops in Mumbai and semi-urban peri-urban and rural areas north to it to assess notebandi‘s impact on small retail stores We found that across Palghar Thane and Mumbai districts of the Mumbai metropolitan region: Kirana stores in Mumbai’s metropolitan region are national bellwethers The retail trade has been one of India’s economic and employment bright spots and Mumbai is its hub The Mumbai metropolitan region is home to 183 million people the world’s sixth largest urban agglomeration according to this 2016 Demographia World Urban Areas report These 183 million make up no more than 15 percent of India’s 12 billion people but they account for almost a third (29%) of India’s retail spending followed by the National Capital Region (25%) and Bengaluru (15%) according to this 2015 report by international property consultants Knight Frank with the Retailers Association of India India’s retail market is presently over $600 billion Expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 58% it is regarded as the “world’s fastest growing major developing retail market” ranking 15 on the Global Retail Development Index in this 2015 AT Kearney an international management consultancy report The retail sector employs 8% or 35 million Indians and is the country’s third largest source of employment after agriculture and construction with deep penetration into rural India said this 2013 Planning Commission report It contributes to about 15 percent of the gross domestic product and unorganised kirana stores comprise 94 percent of the industry Food and groceries occupy more than half the sector according to this 2014 Deloitte study Source: Planning Commission 2013 The Mumbai metropolitan region also has the highest potential for modern retail in India with its reach predicted to increase to 50 percent (presently 135%) of the population by 2036 particularly for daily-needs supermarkets Knight Frank said What we found: slow recovery in urban areas little change in rural In conversations with kirana store owners in Maharashtra’s Konkan division IndiaSpend found nearly 80% of all respondents reporting a loss of between 50% and 60% or greater All stores across Mumbai Thane and Palghar districts reported losses of at least 10% since notebandi ‘Business is now slowly recovering’ was the conclusion of 60% of respondents in Mumbai district and its peripheral areas of Ghodbunder and Mira-Bhayander of Thane district As many as 75 percent of respondents in the semi-urban and peri-urban areas between Virar and Vasai in Palghar district said there was no significant improvement Do You Think The Situation Has Improved Kirana shops we visited in the rural areas of Thane and Palghar districts said business had fallen after notebandi and has been sluggish ever since “Nobody has money anymore” said trader Santosh Jadhav who manages grocery supplies to 203 stores spread over a 45 km route between Wada and Vikramgad north-east of Mumbai “The entire chain is broken down” His client 42-year-old Yogesh Prajapati who owns a 150-sq-ft kirana store off the Bhiwandi-Wada Road said “Earlier I would have one customer every hour at least; now days go by without a sale” The sole breadwinner of a family of five Prajapati said he could no longer pay his children’s school fees or the shop’s rent since November “I will only be able to pay the dues later this month once the factories around my shop buy groceries in bulk and pay in cheque” he said “Luckily the school and my landlord have been understanding” Store-owners across the board identified tendering change to customers for the new Rs 2000 notes as their primary hurdle post-notebandi “I’m forced to buy more goods from suppliers as they refuse to return change but how do I treat my customers the same way when they are daily wage labourers” said 30-year-old Lalita Patil whose family owns a two-year-old corner shop in near an adivasi (tribal) settlement in Vaghavali village near Kawad Bhiwandi district Lalita Patil30 owns this 2yr-old shop attached to her home in Vishipatta village near Kawad an adivasi settlement pictwittercom/dlmAXA6fFF — Alison (@bexsaldanha) January 3 2017 "I’m forced to buy more goods as suppliers refuse to return change Can’t treat my customers the same as they’re daily wage labourers" — Alison (@bexsaldanha) January 3 2017 We storified our tweets from IndiaSpend’s visit to kirana stores You can read them all here With no other means to do business all shopkeepers said they were still extending credit lines to regular customers affecting their own ability to tide over the initial distress caused by notebandi “I’ve been giving goods on credit to the entire village for over two months now–either they don’t have cash or we don’t have money to return as change” said Kamlakar Patil (42) a convenience store owner in Dugad village; he reported 50% losses since November 9 2016 Going cashless: Urban kirana shops reluctant; rural ones clueless Responding to the government’s call to go cashless in urban and semi-urban areas 8 percent of shopkeepers admitted to accepting cheques only from regular customers Nearly 17 percent said they now used PoS machines in their stores while 21 percent said they had or will apply to banks for the device Of the 20 percent of stores that have opened mobile-wallets all reported that customers were reluctant to use them “I opened a mobile-wallet account the balance is still zero as nobody has asked to use it for payments” said Thanaram Chaudhari (42) whose store in Ghodbunder Thane suffered 55-60% losses since notebandi began Chaudhari who is waiting for his PoS device to arrive from the bank also expressed reservations about charges incurred on every card swipe for purchases “It eats into my small margin of profits” he said “This is why we would prefer to make sales in cash any day” "Took a PayTM a/c over a month ago The balance remains nil as nobody pays through it" : Thanaram Choudhari (1/2) pictwittercom/sJkgE97UkV — Alison (@bexsaldanha) January 2 2017 #NoteBandi hasn’t caused too much difficulty but extra charges on cashless transactions are eating our profits Prefer cash sales any day — Alison (@bexsaldanha) January 2 2017 We storified our tweets from IndiaSpend’s visit to kirana stores You can read them all here A month after scrapping Rs 1000 and 500 notes union finance minister Arun Jaitley announced debit and credit card transactions up to Rs 2000 would be exempt from the levy of service tax said this December 2016 report in The Hindu In Vasai a verdant region of palm trees and Portuguese-styled villas and churches overrun by the real estate industry today 40-year-old Manjit Patel’s kirana store has had a PoS device for seven years at least “After notebandi use of the device tripled quadrupled but losses remain at 60%” said Patel “Not many know how to use the technology and without change for Rs 2000 notes for customers I have lost out on business from fresh walk-ins” In rural Thane and Palghar IndiaSpend found that none of the kirana store owners surveyed owned or intended to own a PoS device or mobile wallet In 50 percent of the interviews respondents had never heard of these cashless modes After being told how these worked kirana owners dismissed the technology “People with ATM cards and mobile wallets don’t want to shop at kirana stores–they go to supermarkets” said shop owner Rameshwar Gupta (34) from Virar a once sylvan northwestern Mumbai suburb now populated by low-rise middle-class buildings and stores “I don’t know how to use mobile-wallets and neither do my customers” Shyam Jadhav (34) who owns a corner store in Khupari village Wada a heavily industrialised taluka of Palghar district said he would go cashless if customers demanded it “People don’t have proper bank accounts here” he said “How can I bring these systems when they don’t have the capacity to use it People here are illiterate and everything works on cash so what is the point” Santosh Jadhav a retail supplier in the Wada area said: “I don’t want to take cheques from every store owner because after that if I hand cheques to big traders they refuse to release products for distribution until the cheques clear A lot of time and money is wasted in this process” Goods supplier Santosh Jadhav: From Wada to Vikramgad supply chain to 203 Kiranas has broken down Nobody has money pictwittercom/WCvgsiIR7b — Alison (@bexsaldanha) January 3 2017 I don’t take cheques from every store owner & companies refuse to give me goods till these cheques clear in the banks (2/2) — Alison (@bexsaldanha) January 3 2017 We storified our tweets from IndiaSpend’s visit to kirana stores You can read them all here Among all store owners interviewed we found nearly 60 percent shared the same view: That either their stores were too small and the purchases made of too little value for mobile wallets and PoS machines or their customers like the store-owners were not educated enough to go cashless–or both All 24 respondents further admitted that while over the past few years mom-and-pop stores were already losing significant business to modern retail shops such as supermarket chains the trend has accelerated since notebandi Commenting on the flip-flops in policy post-demonetisation–the Reserve Bank of India issued 74 notifications in 50 days according to this December 2016 report in The Indian Express–Virar store owner Gupta said: “We’re in a lot of tension–every day there are new rules coming in We’re not sure what to do… even if we got mobile wallets or PoS machines it would not stop this exodus to supermarkets” Does organised retail = going cashless By 2020 India’s retail market is expected to more than double its current size to reach $13 trillion according to the 2015 A T Kearney report “Consumer and investor sentiment have seen an uptick as the pro-reform government under Narendra Modi sets out on an ambitious goal of improving its Ease of Doing Business ranking from 142nd to 50th in the next two years” it said describing India’s retail market to be on “the cusp of a strong growth phase” Organised retail means trading activities that are undertaken by licensed retailers who pay taxes whether sales tax income tax VAT and now the goods and services tax (GST) Unorganised retailing on the other hand refers to the traditional formats of low-cost retailing–for example the family-run kirana store paan/beedi shops convenience stores hand cart and pavement vendors who do not issue any or proper receipts for transactions and do not pay taxes A mainstay of India’s retail trade for centuries these small shops are more sources of livelihood and a refuge for the educated unemployed and underemployed said this 2014 research paper from Pondicherry University They are rarely larger than 500 sq ft their costs are low and margins slender they pay few taxes and know their customers said the study The GST could change this said a financial-inclusion expert requesting anonymity from an international private foundation which also funds an Indian digital-inclusion programme if the supply chain is encouraged to do away with informal receipts “So a retailer can accept cash payments despite being organised” said this expert “The mode of payment accepted by a retailer has nothing to do with the retailer being unorganised or organised” Currently 17 percent – or 204 million Indians–use smartphones of which no more than 54 percent (110 million) use their phones for digital purchases according to the 2015 PWC report “Receiving payments digitally may be in their (kirana stores’) favour as it will allow them to get access to formal credit; banks don’t appear keen to lend to them in the absence of any transaction details or in the absence of documented business accounts which could highlight their ability to repay loans” said the expert Despite losses majority still support Modi & notebandi Traditionally small traders and family-run kirana stores form a core vote-bank for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) In 2006 India opened the single-brand retail sector to foreign investment up to 51% While it removed this cap in 2012 a 51% limit on foreign investment in multi-brand retail endures as the BJP believes such a move would hurt small independent stores said this Economic Times report from September 2016 Signalling a change in one of the party’s key stances PM Modi in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections said small traders must embrace technology and create virtual malls “If books are available online then there is little reason for anyone to visit a shop” Modi said quoted in February 2014 in Mint Although notebandi has brought adversity half the shopkeepers we surveyed across urban semi-urban and rural areas expressed their support for demonetisation They believed their hardship was a by-product of “punishing the guilty rich” a sacrifice for the good for the nation “We poor anyway go through so much suffering regularly so we can brave a little more trouble if the rich are also forced to pay” said Patil the Dugad village store owner Sunny Patkar (27) a convenience store owner in Vajreshwari town of Bhiwandi taluka hopes that apart from solving the black money issue notebandi will bring other gains “This will help more people enter the tax system and from the increased income the government earns maybe we will get incentives/benefits and better development” said Patkar While 58 percent of respondents as we said continued to support the prime minister nearly 21% refused to comment on the political party they now support The rest (21%) said they did not vote or did not care for elections “We spend more time on the farm now that there is no business on the shop” said 28-year-old Megha Patil of Hiwali village in Bhiwandi taluka one of those who would not comment on notebandi because she believed it had failed to benefit her village “Our village supports Modiji despite the difficulty notebandi has caused” said Patil “We just wish the PM would pay more attention to the poor who are not farmers” "Business is down so we work on the farm more" Megha Patil Hivali village Bhiwandi Taluka pictwittercom/p9U5krQ8X8 — Alison (@bexsaldanha) January 3 2017 "Everyone in our village supports Modi despite #Notebandi difficulty Just wish PM would pay more attention to the poor-not only farmers" — Alison (@bexsaldanha) January 3 2017 We storified our tweets from IndiaSpend’s visit to kirana stores You can read them all here Vasant Bohir (55) another store owner from the village admitted there has been some chatter of people re-thinking their support for Modi “You can’t blame them for thinking that way although many say this is good for the country” he said “It has caused us small folk quite a bit of suffering” Kirana store owner Jadhav of Khupari village in Wada believed just as there were good people advising Modi he was also surrounded by advisors with “questionable intentions” Said Jadhav: “My only fear is that while the government has caught rich people hoarding black money there are others who have already converted larger amounts of black money into white” Back on state highway 35 Ambika Kumbhar’s daughter-in-law Manisha (34) said the rich remained unaffected “Maybe the new incentives the government announced on 31 December will benefit the poor” she said “But only we in the middle continue to suffer” (Saldanha is an assistant editor at IndiaSpend) New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking an audit of the accounts of India Against Corruption (IAC) an anti-corruption movement spearheaded by Anna Hazare during 2011 and 2012 File image of Anna Hazare Reuters A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also pulled up petitioner Chand Jain for not disclosing to the court that he had filed a similar petition with a similar prayer earlier in name of an NGO run by him It termed the petition a gross abuse of the process of law and said it deserves to be dismissed as the petitioner has not given any specific details with regard to the allegations he has raised in the plea The court noted that the earlier petition was withdrawn as it had wrongly mentioned the names of the contesting parties "This fact has not been disclosed by the petitioner He has made a false statement in the court We hereby are not inclined to entertain the writ petition The same is dismissed" the bench said The petition filed by the Delhi resident had sought a direction to the government and the CBI to place before the court the audited account of the IAC alleging that crores of rupees were collected 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