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Top news HIGHLIGHTS: CBI lists Chidambaram as accused, RBI to issue new Rs 100 banknote

Top News Highlights: From P Chidambaram made accused in CBI’s chargesheet to RBI issuing new Rs 100 banknote, here are the top stories of the day.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: July 19, 2018 22:30 IST
P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram, Aircel-Maxis deal, ED, Chidambaram arrest, India news, Indian express news Last week, a Delhi court had extended Chidambaram and his son Karti’s protection from arrest till August 7 in connection with the money laundering case.

Former finance minister P Chidambaram has been listed as an accused in the Aircel-Maxis case by the Central Bureau of Investigation in its fresh charge sheet. The chargesheet submitted at the Patiala House court in Delhi, the CBI listed Chidambaram, his son Karti and 16 others as accused. A few govt officials, both serving and retired, have also been named in the chargesheet.

Last week, a Delhi court had extended Chidambaram and his son Karti’s protection from arrest till August 7 in connection with the money laundering case.

Other stories of the day are — in Greater Noida building collapse,Hope of finding survivors diminishes, rescue efforts underway; RBI to issue new Rs 100 banknote shortly; FIR lodged against Congress leaders for revealing molestation victim’s identity in Goa and more.

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From P Chidambaram made accused in CBI’s chargesheet to RBI issuing new Rs 100 banknote, here are the top stories of the day. These are the highlights.

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18:11 (IST)19 Jul 2018
Top News LIVE: What’s new in RBI’s latest Rs 100 currency note

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The new Rs 100 bankote. (Reserve Bank of India)
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17:29 (IST)19 Jul 2018
Top News LIVE: Five arrested for allegedly assaulting men transporting cows in Rajasthan

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16:50 (IST)19 Jul 2018
Top News LIVE: P Chidambaram made accused in CBI’s fresh chargesheet in Aircel-Maxis case

Former finance minister P Chidambaram has been listed as an accused in the Aircel-Maxis case by the CBI in its fresh charge sheet. In the chargesheet submitted at the Patiala House Court in the national capital, the CBI listed Chidambaram, his son Karti and 16 others as accused in the case. Read more


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The new Rs 100 bankote. (Reserve Bank of India)
 
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Top News LIVE: 8 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh, encounter underway

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‘Sonia Gandhi’s math is weak’: Ananth Kumar

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Top News LIVE: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:10 pm

The Lok Sabha was adjourned following the walkout staged by the Opposition. The House will resume after 2:10 pm now.

An investigation by The Indian Express has discovered over 300 publishers in the country who manage what are called “predatory journals” that claim to be international and publish papers for a listed “charge” or “fee” that ranges from $30-$1,800 per piece. Shyamlal Yadav finds that several of these publications exist online, claim to have a list of experts as editors, and employ minimal or no editorial checks before publication.

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First published on: 19-07-2018 at 12:57 IST
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