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Arun Jaitley

India endorses Pakistan’s offer to open Kartarpur border

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Calling it a victory of ‘peace lobby’ in both the countries, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said that India has green-lighted the opening of Kartarpur border to facilitate Sikh pilgrims travelling to Pakistan. According to Indian government, the Kartarpur Border corridor will begin from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and will end at the international border. The Kartarpur gurdwara is located in Narowal district near the Indian border where Sikh pilgrims often pay…

India ATM reset to take ‘weeks’: minister

NEW DELHI: India's cash machines will take several weeks to reset with new bills, India's finance minister said Saturday, as public anger mounted over a decision to pull the highest denomination notes from circulation. People queued outside banks for the third day straight, trying to replace 500 ($7.50) and 1,000 rupee notes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced they would no longer be legal tender in a blitz against corruption and tax evasion. Scores of India's ATMs were shut Friday and the ones that worked…