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Aamir in soup over ‘intolerance’ remark, Rahul Gandhi comes out in his support

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New Delhi: Hours after Bollywood actor said there was a climate of intolerance in India, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi came to his support on Tuesday saying that instead of calling such people “unpatriotic and anti-national”, the government must reach out to them in order to solve India’s problems.

At the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Aamir Khan stunned the audience when he said that his wife, concerned over the prevailing conditions in the country, once suggested that their family moved out of India.

“(Wife) Kiran and I have lived all our lives in India. For the first time, she said, should we move out of India? That’s a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make to me. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day. That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet,” he said.

Meanwhile, a complaint has been filed against the actor over his remarks at the New Ashok Nagar police station in New Delhi.

His comments drew flak from various quarters with noted actors like Anupam Kher and Raveena Tandon questioning the timing of his remarks.

https://twitter.com/TandonRaveena/status/669053692998389760

Rahul Gandhi, apparently reacting to the sharp criticism directed at Aamir, took to Twitter to express his views on the issue.

Here are some of the other reactions on Aamir Khan’s remarks.

https://twitter.com/DrunkVinodMehta/status/669101753032249344

(Video courtesy: News World India)

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Nepal’s Central Bank Announces Ban of Indian Notes Above Rs 100

Currently, only the notes with a denomination of Rs 100 and below are freely exchangeable in Nepal

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Nepal’s central bank has announced the ban of Indian currency notes with denominations above Rs 100.

The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Sunday issued a circular for the institutions licensed by it notifying them about the ban, reports Xinhua news agency.

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Rs. 2000 note was issued by RBI who maynot ahve been Authorised to Issue Currency Notes. Wikimedia.

Nepal’s cabinet in December had decided to ban the use of these currency notes.

The decision to ban these notes has come a time when the NRB has requested the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) arequesting the latter to allow Nepal to use currency notes with all denominations.

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Currently, only the notes with a denomination of Rs 100 and below are freely exchangeable in Nepal. (IANS)