Five must read stories—November 18

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A banker exchanges defunct currency notes at a PNB branch,  New Delhi
A banker exchanges defunct currency notes at a PNB branch, New Delhi

NH National Bureau

Economy to sleep a while

This Telegraph report reviews the situation across the economy and finds that only players offering digital payment gateways are enjoying a boom time as other sectors stutter. GDP growth likely to fall by as much as 1 per cent, fear experts.

Banks struggle to cope with demand

The Economic Times says banks across the country are struggling to cope with the demand for cash and also the fast changing rules from the Finance Ministry.

Arnab’s last appearance today on Times Now

In The News Minute: Controversial TV news anchor Arnab Goswami’s Newshour show will be anchored from next week by others, said reports. Friday is likely to be the last time he anchors the show.

Water politics in Punjab

From The Tribune: The Sutlej Yamuna canal issue has increased bitterness between Punjab and Haryana and the latter has moved the Supreme Court against Punjab’s alleged move to obstruct the canal. It is likely to emerge as a major poll issue in the assembly election early next year.

NHRC summons Bastar SP

The Hindustan Times reports that the National Human Rights Commission has summoned the controversial Bastar SP and the Chhattisgarh chief secretary to appear in person on November 30. The SP is accused of promoting a vigilante group against villagers, civil society and Maoists.

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