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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.

There were stray reports that an overenthusiastic government favaouring total digitalisation may go in for banning the cheque books.


It is gratifying to note that the government won't proceed with the reforms this way.
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K.G.Muraleedharan Nair is no more
K.G.Muraleedharan Nair, former Deputy Editor of Mathrubhumi newspaper, is no more. He was 65.

Earlier he had functioned in various capacities, including that of State president of Kerala Union of Working Journalists.

He had reported various international sports events.
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Freedom fighter K.E.Mammen no more
Freedom fighter K.E.Mammen is no more. He breathed his last at the age of 97 at a private hospital on Wednesday.

He was a votary of anti-liquor movement.

He was steadfast in his fight against all forms of injustice.
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Former ISRO Chairman U.R.Rao no more
Eminent space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Udupi Ramachandra Rao passed away here in the wee hours today due to age related ailments.

He was 85.

"Rao breathed his last during the early hours, around 3 AM today," ISRO Public Relations Director Devipras
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NCP State President Uzhavoor Vijayan no more
NCP State President Uzhavoor Vijayan is no more. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Kochi on Sunday morningg. He was 65.

His condition was worsening from Saturday evening.
He was on treatment for liver and diabetic problems.

He began his political career through KSU. He later becam
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NCP national secretary Jimmy George breathes his last
NCP national secretary Jimmy George is no more.
His end came in a private hospital in Bangalore where had undergone heart surgery.

He was chairman of Kerala Electrical and Allied Engineering Company.

He hails from Kollad in Kottayam.
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Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on Moon, is no more
Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on moon, has died at the age of 82

In 2011, after NASA ended the space shuttle program, Cernan joined Armstrong in testifying before a congressional committee to urge the government not to give up on space exploration.

Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to wa
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