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Nation at 9: PM Modi thanks nation for supporting demonetisaton; announces new schemes

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Thanking people for their support and co-operation to his demonetisation drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 31 made a series of announcements reiterating his government’s focus on the welfare of farmers and the poor.

He was making a televised address to the nation on New Year’s eve and said he was grateful for the patience that people had shown amid a cash crunch that followed the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes that he announced on November 8.

The decision was aimed at combating tax evasion and money laundering and the Prime Minister praised the people for working shoulder to shoulder with the government to defeat corruption.

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Nation at 9: ‘A Constitutional Assault’, says ousted TN Chief Secy; targets Centre over raids

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By NewsX Bureau | Tuesday, December 27, 2016 – 23:55

Speaking to media, Rama Mohan Rao claimed that he is still the chief secretary of Tamil Nadu. Calling it an assault on the secretariat, he said he was held at gunpoint by the CRPF. The BJP in its reply said Rao is desperate while the ADMK is mysteriously silent. So, it’s clearly a curious case with political overtones.

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NewsX’ Athar Khan moderates the debate with GVL Narasimha Rao(BJP), CR Kesavan (Congress), Sumant Raman and Shailja Chandra.

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Nation at 9:Brick & mortar ‘murders’

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Five persons were killed and 15 others injured when an 11-story under-construction building collapsed near suburban Porur on Saturday with rescue efforts on by multiple agencies, including National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

A total of 20 persons were rescued and admitted to the nearby Sri Ramachandra Medical University (SRMU), of whom five — three men and two women — died, hospital spokesperson P V Nallamuthu said, adding one of the injured is in critical condition.