Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal returns home after over two years in custody in connection with a money laundering case, in Mumbai. Bhujbal was granted bail a week ago.

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Rashtrawadi Aam Yuva activists take out a march in support of the demonetization of old Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes in Patna, Bihar.

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Children wear Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mask and display new Rs 2000 notes as they welcome the demonetisation step in Jammu.

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Women queue up outside a bank to exchange their old RS 500 & 1000 note in Beawar, Rajasthan.

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People queue up outside a bank to exchange their old Rs 1000 and 500 notes in Lucknow.

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In this file photo, gold coins lie on display at the office of Philip Diehl in Austin, Texas. Safety is a big draw since the shocking British vote to leave the European Union, sending gold prices soaring.

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Indian currency is counted at a government treasury office in Lucknow.

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People throw currency notes in the air during a religious programme at the inauguration of a temple in Kahambalia village of Jamnagar district. in Gujarat.

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A man displays coins during a fair organised by the Hyderabad Philatelic & Hobbies Society in Hyderabad. Coins, notes and stamp dealers from all over the country are taking part in the fair.

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Volunteers counting bank notes splurged at a religious function in Verawal, Gujarat.

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Dawood Ibrahim’s brother, Iqbal Kaskar, arrested for extortion in Mumbai.

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A supporter of Aam Aadmi Party candidate Nand Kishor Beniwal who won a seat in the Delhi Cantontment Board polls, throwing up wads of money in the air, during a celebration in New Delhi. AAP has suspended the supporter for his act.

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Sarthak, left, and Achin Narula, right, pose with Amitabh Bachchan after winning Rs 7 Crores on the “Kaun Banega Crorepati” show in Mumbai.

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Burnt currency notes in denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 were found in an abandoned vehicle bearing a sticker of a Congress leader from Telangana on the outskirt of Suryapet town in Nalgonda district, AP.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev displays a banknote as he makes fun of people running after money while addressing supporters in Ahmedabad.

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Police showing cash (in crores) which were offered as bribe to police officers by supporters of Narayan Sai to wind up the rape case against him, at a press conference in Surat.

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A shopkeeper displays garlands made with rupee banknotes for sale in Jammu.

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Tamil Nadu's MDMK party Chief Vaiko receives the election fund in Coimbatore.

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A shop dealing in foreign currency exchange in New Delhi. The rupee touched an all time low of 60.72 against the dollar Wednesday, but rose 0.3 percent to 60.5350 per dollar.

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A man counts Indian Rupees at a money changers kiosk in New Delhi. Indian Rupees touched its lifetime low of 59.93 to $1 on June 20,2013.

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The dog who underwent a successful emergency surgery in New York after it ingested 111 pennies (down at right). The surgery was performed to recover the 'loot'.

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A batch of newspapers, some chit fund-owned

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Santosh Bera, the peon cheated of Rs 10,000 by a chit fund

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The Centre cancels the FCRA registration of some 4,319 NGOS, who lose their right to get overseas funds. Some 794 of these are based in TN, many of whom led the Koodankulam N-plant protest.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Communication and IT Minister Kapil Sibal talk after attending a meeting with Prime Minister to discuss the fallout of 2G verdict, at PM's residence in New Delhi. Days after the Supreme Court cancelled 122 licences for 2G spectrum, Singh held consultations with senior Cabinet colleagues on its impact on overall telecom sector and the way forward.

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Uttar Pradesh police showing over Rs 1.37 crore in cash which was recovered during a vehicle checking drive in view of the coming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh elections, at Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh.

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A man at a foreign exchange counts Indian currency as a customer exchanges U.S. dollars in New Delhi.

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A shop keeper counts money in New Delhi. The rupee touched a fresh all-time low of 53.71/72 against the dollar, amidst continuing capital outflows and further appreciation of the US currency against its major rivals, particularly euro.

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The Indian rupee hit its all-time low of 52.73 intra day against the US dollar on sustained demand for the US currency from banks and importers, mainly oil refiners, amid signs of further capital outflows.


Tribals displaying a cheque of Rs.781 addressed to the Prime Minister asking him to "survive" with Rs.26 per day as prescribed by the government for people living in the rural areas, in Thane.

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A bag containing 3.85 crores of currency notes was recovered from two persons arrested in Paddatour village of Kadapa district.

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The Government Railway Police (GRP) officials seizing Rs 10 lakh in cash recovered from the air conditioned coach of Bhopal Express in which Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit was travelling, in Bhopal.

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee releasing a new series of coins of the denomination of 50 paise, Rs.1, 2, 5 and 10 in New Delhi.

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A man shows handful of 25 paise coins prior to deposit at a bank for exchange, in Kolkata. The Reserve Bank of India is withdrawing 25 paise coins and those of lower denomination from the market with effect from June 30. These coins will not be in circulation and can't be used as legal tender for payment.

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Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan arrives at DRI office in New Delhi. Rahat was detained at the IGI airport in New Delhi for allegedly carrying 1.24 lakh USD (about Rs 60 lakh) in undeclared foreign currency.

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A Yemeni demonstrator, center, displays a local currency note as a display of poverty during a demonstration against the government, in Sanaa, Yemen. Thousands of opponents of Yemen's government and its supporters are demonstrating in the capital and other cities a day after the president pledged not to seek another term in office.

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A vendor receives money from a customer as he sells onions in Bhubaneswar. The government suspended onion exports until January 15 as prices of the vegetable, seen as a bellwether for general inflation, more than doubled in the last two months.

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In this photo taken on Nov. 17, 2010, Indian Rupee notes of different denomination lie inside the cash counter of a retail shop in Mumbai. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been lost over the past six decades as companies and the rich stashed cash overseas to avoid taxes and hide ill-gotten gains, widening inequality and depriving the poor of crucial resources, a new report showed.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai talks to the President of Tajikistan Emomalii Rahmon in Kabul, Afghanistan. Karzai told reporters that once or twice a year Iran gives his office $700,000 to $975,000 for official presidential expenses. He said the U.S. has known about the Iranian assistance for years and that Washington also gives the palace "bags of money."

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That Swiss bank A/c may catch up with you. An INDIA-SWITZERLAND double taxation deal means, come 2011, info can be availed in tax fraud/tax evasion cases.

Fishermen who were arrested by Pakistani authorities for fishing in Pakistani territory, show Indian currency upon their release in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan released 100 Indian fishermen.

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Research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology D. Udaya Kumar displays the new symbol of the Indian currency designed by him, in Mumbai. India got a new symbol for its currency, the rupee, which the government hopes will reflect the growing might of the Indian economy. The new symbol, chosen after a nationwide competition, shows mix of the Devanagri 'Ra' and Roman R.

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Indian rupee gets a distinct symbol, The Indian rupee will have its own symbol, a mix of the Devanagri 'Ra' and Roman 'R', to become the fifth currency in the world to have a distinct identity. The new symbol, designed by IIT post-graduate D Uday Kumar, was approved by the Union Cabinet today.

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Wallet feeling a little lighter? Blame it on inflation which hit double figures, 10.16%, the highest in 19 months. Await further pain as RBI tightens liquidity.