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November 7: Top 5 news of the day, that you should not miss

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 November 2017, 18:00 IST

From Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the demonetisation drive, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday teared into the Congress over its continual condemnation of the Centre's economic reforms to Raja Singh, on Tuesday threatened Sanjay Leela Bhansali that he would have to pay if the history was distorted in his upcoming movie 'Padmavati'., here is the top 5 news of the day.

1- Demonetisation anniversary: Jaitley tears into Congress' criticism of economic reforms

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the demonetisation drive, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday teared into the Congress over its continual condemnation of the Centre's economic reforms.

"The Congress never took any big step against black money. All that Manmohan Singh has to do is to compare the status of the Indian economy pre-2014 and post-2014. Pre-2014, the Indian economy was marred with policy paralysis, and today there is no agency that doesn't hail the reforms taken in Indian economy by Singh," Jaitley said, while addressing the media, here.

2- Bhansali will have to pay if history is distorted in 'Padmavati': BJP MLA

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Telangana, Raja Singh, on Tuesday threatened Sanjay Leela Bhansali that he would have to pay if the history was distorted in his upcoming movie 'Padmavati'.

Speaking to ANI, Singh said, "If Padmavati has distorted history, Sanjay Leela Bhansali will have to pay the price. We won't allow its release in Telangana."

3- Gunmen attack Afghan TV station, one killed

Gunmen stormed a television station in Afghanistan, leaving at least one person dead and three others injured.

According to Tolo News, the attack started in the morning when a suicide bomber reportedly detonated a bomb.

Two or three gunmen then stormed the building of Shamshad TV.

4- Sindhu, Saina eye final berth of National Badminton Championship

Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will try to capitalise their berths for the final event of women's singles in the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championship, when they take their respective opponents in the semi-final match of the event here on Tuesday.

In men's singles event world number two and four super series title holder Kidambi Srikanth will try to make into another final.

In the last-eight match of women's singles, Nehwal registered 21-17, 21-10 win over Aakarshi Kashyap to square off against Anura Prabhudesai in the semi-final match.

5- Paradise papers: Will follow same investigation process as did in Panama, says Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the investigation into the Paradise Paper leak would be done on the lines of Panama Papers probe.

"The investigation is going on and notices have been sent to the people whose names were figured in the Panama Papers. There are some people whose accounts are illegal. An action is being taken against such people. Some people have said that this is our legal transaction and we have done it with the permission from the RBI. Some people say that this money belongs to the NRIs. So on the basis of merit, we consider these defences. The process, which we had followed at the time of Panama, will be followed in Paradise. All the cases will be considered on the basis of individual merit," Jaitley told the media.

-With agency inputs

First published: 7 November 2017, 18:00 IST
 
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