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What Happened on 20 February 2017


BSF Seizes Bunches of Rs 2,000 Fake Notes along Bangladesh Border

As per reports, a consignment of fake Rs 2,000 notes amounting to Rs.96, 000, has been seized by the Border Security Forces (BSF) near Bangladesh border on Monday. Sharif ul Shah, 32, who is believed to have come from Pakistan, was arrested in connection with smuggling of the Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN).

A week ago, Azizur Rahman, who is from Malda, West Bengal was arrested for carrying 40 fake notes of Rs 2,000 denomination. He told the investigators that those notes were printed in Pakistan and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) played an active role in it. He also told that these fake notes were smuggled across the border from Bangladesh.

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami Shuts Liquor Shops, Approves 50% Subsidy for Working Women

The new Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswami made some important decisions including shutting down around 500 liquor shops and approving a 50 per cent subsidy for working women. This would help the working women to buy new two-wheeler vehicles. The other decisions include a hike in maternity aid from Rs 12,000 to Rs 18,000 and 5000 new houses would be built for fishermen.

Reports also say that the monthly allowance for unemployed people has been increased by the chief minister.




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