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Did you notice  2,000 and  500 notes raining on Kolkata street?

Bundles of currency notes in denominations of 100, 500 and 2,000 were showered from a commercial building in Central Kolkata on the eve of November 20. As per reports, the cash was thrown out of an office from the sixth floor of a building in the midst of an income tax raid conducted by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). In a video of the incident posted by ANI, bystanders and vendors can be seen scampering to grab their share of free cash that is being pushed out of a window with the help of a broom. DRI sources told news agency PTI that its officials had gone to the office of a private company engaged in export-import activities located on that floor to conduct search operations for alleged evasion of duty.”Later reinforcements were also sent,” sources said, adding searches were on. “The search is based on commercial intelligence related to some export, import business. It is a search operation for documents, which may be some information stored in computers.”

Industrialist Ratan Tata appeals for adoption of abandoned dog

Industrialist Ratan Tata took to Instagram on November 24 to share an appeal for adoption of an abandoned dog. Mr Tata, 81, shared two pictures of Myra — a 9-month-old Labrador who was abandoned, and asked his followers to help her find a family in Mumbai. “Of all the different sufferings that animals today have to go through, my heart truly breaks for the ones that get abandoned by families,” wrote Mr Tata before introducing Myra. “The kindness in 9 month old Myra’s eyes still stays after being abandoned, and I could really use your help in finding her a family,” he wrote. He also shared a link to a form that people interested in adopting Myra can fill out. “Please do not try to adopt Myra in order to get Mr Tata’s attention,” the form states.

Official puts honesty on display to avoid confusion

An official working at the Electricity Board in Karimnagar district, Telangana, has installed a huge board saying “I am uncorrupted” in his chamber. Podeti Ashok, an Additional Divisional Engineer in the Northern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (NPDCL) office, says that he was forced to take the step after receiving multiple bribe offers. The bright red installation reads “Nenu Lancham Theesukonu” in Telugu (I don’t take bribes) and “I am uncorrupted” below that. It was installed about 40 days ago, and has recently garnered a lot of attention on social media, reported local media. Tired of explaining that he is against corruption, last month, he came up with the idea of putting up this board in his chamber, so that people wouldn’t harass him. “In our office, every day a new set of people come to the office and offer bribes. I was tired of repeating the same thing, that I don’t take bribes. I thought I should put up a notice, which will clear all their doubts,” Ashok said.