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It’s a solo number sung by Rahman and we must say, where he and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif oversaw their ministers and other officials signing 51 deals. while interpreting the Constitution, have nothing to complain.Now a tiny village Dhasai some 70 km from Thane and around 140 km from Mumbai has become Maharashtra’s first cashless village But unlike Akodara where mobile banking is the main mode of payment here it’s card payments via EDC machine Post demonetisation the situation in the village got worse No one had cash in hand and all business were conducted only on credit However there’s a limit to which a business can function on credit Barbers had to cut their customers’ hair on credit; groceries were sold on credit; chicken meat and medicines were boughton credit; seedsand fertilisers were bought and sold on credit A customer uses a debit card for buying groceries in Dhasai Naresh Raiker a barber in the village says: "Post demonitisation I gave people haircuts on udhar (credit) The first day after the demonetisation I did a business of Rs 450 but carried no money home as everything was done on credit" Same views were echoed by Sayed the chicken shop owner "I had to sell chicken and mutton on credit and it’s been 18 days now Some have not even paid back the money they owed me and I allowed it in good faith" The impact of demonetisation was extreme Firstpost spoke to farmers villagers shopkeepers and all voiced the struggle With a population of less than 10000 most have Jan Dhan accounts and RuPay debit cards However most never used the card before demonetisation Primarily a village of farmers andadhivasis (tribals) it has around 150 shops and is the biggest village amongst the 25 villages in the surrounding area There are two banks in the village – Thane District Central Co-operative Bank and Vijaya Bank Neither had any cash to dispense in the initial days post the note ban Even those who managed to get cash later had Rs 2000 notes and no one could tender changefor such a high denomination When the situation got out of hand the villagers traders and local NGO Swatantryaveer Savarkar Rashtriya Smarak in collaboration of Bank of Baroda decided to change things and ditch the dependency on cash Navtej Singh thegeneral manager of Bank of Baroda Mumbai Zone says "Nearly 40 percent of shops have already been given POS/EDC machines In a few days the whole village will becomecashless" Dr Atul Chaudharyalso saw a dip in the number of patients post the currency ban The OPD number fell by 50 percent However the doctor was quick to apply for the ECD machineand had already gotten a few patients using their debit cards to pay him consultation fees "The literacy in this area is low just 60-70 percent of the population is educated that too till 10th or 12th grade" he says "Going cashless have many alternate routes like card payments net banking and mobile payments but low literacy is primarily the reason why we chose debit cards as the mode of payment instead of mobile banking" says Navtej Singh Which means as long as the trader knows how to use the EDC machine and swipe the card using a debit card to make payments becomes a pretty painless act for most villagers especially the illiterate ones The bank has installed the machines for freeand the trader hasto pay a fee for every swipe The fee also known as interchange money in banking parlance is fairly less just 075 percent for transaction up to Rs 2000 That’s just 075 paise for every Rs 100 swiped Raiker the barber we spoke to says: "I don’t mind spending a small fee of 075 percent The money will move directly from the customer’s bank account to my account If I have cash in hand I tend to spend it now it will reach my account directly and I will automatically be able to save more" Many villagers said that carrying cash wasn’t particularly the best option but now carrying a debit card will make their live much easy Maruti Behre a farmer who made his first debit card transaction to buy a kilogram of mutton says "Now that I have an ATM card I won’t be using cash" Unlike the digitally-equipped Akodara where literacy level is also high Dhasaistill has to learn the basics Although this looks like the first step towards a cashless economy in the tiny village of Maharashtra it may just be the beginning By: Reuters | Moscow | Published: July 12 2017 6:36 pm Russian Olympic bobsledder Nadezhda Paleeva has been banned for two years for a violation of anti-doping whereabouts rules (Source: File) Top News Russian Olympic bobsledder Nadezhda Paleeva has been banned for two years for a violation of anti-doping whereabouts rules Russia’s national anti-doping agency RUSADA said The announcement comes as Russia is stepping up efforts to rehabilitate RUSADA which was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2015 over evidence of state-sponsored doping and systematic violations to anti-doping regulations Paleeva who finished 16th in the two-woman bobsleigh at the 2014 Sochi Olympics had not provided sufficient information about her whereabouts to be reached by anti-doping control officers according to the president of Russia’s bobsleigh federation two-time Olympic gold medallist Alexander Zubkov “She did not cooperate with anti-doping organisations and did not provide the necessary information about herself in the ADAMS system” TASS news agency quoted Zubkov as saying on Wednesday referring to a database system used to monitor the testing of athletes Zubkov added that Paleeva had received several warnings ahead of the ban In its statement late on Tuesday RUSADA also said a four-year ban had been imposed against bobsledder Dmitry Piskunov who placed 13th in the four-man bobsleigh at the Europe Cup in January for failing to turn up for doping tests Russia last year was stripped of hosting the 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton world championships amid calls for a boycott in protest at doping in Russian sport WADA last month allowed RUSADA to plan and coordinate testing under the supervision of international experts but has stressed that much remains to be done for the agency to retrieve its accreditation For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: May 10 2012 3:20 am Related News TEHRAN FINDS TALIBAN Angry at the successful conclusion of the strategic partnership agreement (SPA) between Kabul and WashingtonTehran has apparently renewed its contacts with the Taliban that is seeking to overthrow the government in Afghanistan led by President Hamid Karzai Like PakistanIran too was betting that Kabul and Washington would not be able to structure the terms for a sustainable long-term partnership between Afghanistan and the United States Like RawalpindiTehran was also hoping to see a full withdrawal by the American military forces from Afghanistan by 2014 After US President Barack Obamas visit to Kabul earlier this month and the signing of the SPAthe Afghan landscape looks a lot different For oneObama has signalled the political will to undertake a long-term strategic commitment to the future of Afghanistan This would involve mobilising international monetary and military support for Afghanistans economic development and national security On the military sidethis involves standing up and funding a strong Afghan National Army Iranlike Pakistanis not enthused by the prospect of a large Afghan national armed force backed by US military might and Western economic largesse HistoricallyKabul never had much of a standing army because Afghanistan never had the resources to pay for one Worse still from Tehrans perspective is the prospect that the US would retain a strong military force in Afghanistan after 2014when Washington plans to end its combat role there The size of this residual US force is yet to be determined There is speculation that it could range from 20000 to 40000 troops It would involve probably the worlds biggest concentration of US Special Forces in any one theatre That is a sizeable presence that will aid and assist the Afghan forces to defend Kabuls sovereignty The US forces will also join the Afghan troops in actual combat if needed The US-Afghan SPA is valid for 10 years after 2014 This means there could be a muscular American military presence in Afghanistan up to 2024 Besides helping Kabul to secure its sovereigntyUS forces will also be engaged in counter-terror missions against al-Qaeda and its radical allies that enjoy shelter and patronage in Pakistans western borderlands PRESSING KABUL The US-Afghan SPA is not welcome in Iran and Tehran is making its displeasure known A few days agoIranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast attacked the pact between Washington and Tehran Not only will the strategic pact not resolve Afghanistans security problemsbut it will intensify insecurity and instability in Afghanistan? We have admitted we have not played good cricket in the Asia Cup (won by India recently in Bangladesh), As of now the plan is he won’t be playing the first practice game.

It is a common sight to see cars and bikes with caste labels like ‘Patidar’, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the party does not require support of Bukhari as it was against any type of “caste and communal politics”.” Kejriwal.