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People queue as they wait for their turn to exchange or deposit their old high denomination banknotes outside a bank in Mumbai, November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

India to offer incentives on digital transactions

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced incentives ranging from 0.75 percent to 10 percent on retail purchase of products like petrol, diesel and insurance products from state-run companies to encourage digital, cashless transactions.

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Iraqi troops pull out from Mosul hospital after fierce battle

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Mick Jagger a dad again at 73

NEW YORK Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger became a father for the eighth time on Thursday when his ballet dancer girlfriend gave birth to a son in New York, his publicist said.

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