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The big news: RBI steps up printing of currency notes amid cash crunch, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: India and Sweden announced a partnership on cyber security, and the Delhi government cancelled the appointments of nine ministerial advisers.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Reserve Bank of India steps up printing of notes, says it has sufficient cash in its vaults: The central bank said there was cash shortage in certain places because of logistical problems related to replenishing ATMs.  
  2. India and Sweden announce partnership on cyber security, Modi meets Swedish CEOs: The prime minister and his counterpart Stefan Lofven also also discussed ways to deepen trade and business relations.  
  3. Centre asks Delhi government to cancel appointments of 9 ministerial aides: The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government called it a diversionary tactic, pointing out that only three of the nine were still in advisory roles.
  4. We will not be able to prove claim to Taj Mahal, UP Sunni Waqf Board tells Supreme Court: The board, however, urged the court to list the monument as its property.  
  5. Tamil Nadu governor denies links with professor accused of luring students into sex work: Nirmala Devi, a professor at a private arts college in Virudhunagar district, had earlier claimed that she knew Banwarilal Purohit.  
  6. BJP MLA leads rally to demand Jammu and Kashmir chief minister’s resignation, CBI inquiry into Kathua rape and murder case: Chaudhary Lal Singh said he resigned as a minister last week only because of the negative perception that the media created.  
  7. Aadhaar data may be misused to influence elections, says Supreme Court: The UIDAI, however, claimed that the regulations governing India’s biometric system were more stringent than the Europe Union’s data security norms.  
  8. Case filed against journalist in Hyderabad for Facebook cartoon that ‘insults’ sentiments of Hindus: The cartoon was posted in protest against the rapes in Kathua and Unnao  
  9. Modi government failed to deliver on its promises, says Pravin Togadia as he begins indefinite fast: The former VHP leader launched the hunger strike in Ahmedabad to demand a Ram temple in Ayodhya and ban on cow slaughter.
  10. Army jawan injured after suspected militants open fire at patrolling party in Tral, say reports: Security forces cordoned the area.
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