Tag: Currency

Opposition parties ganged up against Modi: BJP  

BJP on Tuesday said while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working to curb black money and corruption with his demonetisation exercise, rival parties have “ganged up” against him. Terming demonetisation as a ‘surgical strike’ on black money, BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma claimed that the general public is in the[Read More…]

Demonetisation takes toll on cash-strapped people

Following its demonetisation decision on Nov 8, government claims that the inconvenience is temporary but harsh reality is that the decision has taken toll on people. Ironically, Prime Minister Modi also claimed that his demonetisation decision was somewhat ‘kadak’ (strong) linking it to his ‘chaiwallah’ background. “When I was young,[Read More…]

Cong, 7 oppn parties meet to formulate joint strategy

Seeking to corner the government in Parliament on the demonetisation issue, major opposition parties, including arch rivals TMC and CPI(M), on Monday held deliberations to finalise a common strategy alleging that the decision was a “scripted scam” which was leaked to the ruling BJP much in advance. The meeting, held[Read More…]

Parking fee at Airports waived for a week: Govt

Government on Monday said parking charges at airports across country are being waived till the midnight of November 21, as people continue to face difficulties in tendering change following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. The directive would be applicable on both Airports Authority of India (AAI)[Read More…]

My decision is Karak (strong): PM

Lashing out at Congress and other parties for criticizing government’s decision to demonetise Rs ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 notes, PM Modi said his decision is a little “karak” (strong). He was drawing an analogy with his early days as a tea vendor. Prime Minister said “My decision is a[Read More…]

Demonetisation is huge scam: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged demonetistaion of ₹500 and ₹1,000 is huge scam and  it should be roll back immediately. “Before the PM announced the move on Tuesday, the BJP and its friends had been alerted and they had already stashed their cash,” he said. He further[Read More…]

Put Bose’s image on currency: Netaji Kin

Family members of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose have appealed to Prime Minister Modi  that Bose’s image must also be used in new notes. They say it has been a long standing request which went unnoticed during and the previous Congress regime. “The demand to have Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s photograph on[Read More…]

BJP MPs stall demonetisation draft report by Parliamentary Committee

Don’t panic, your hard earned money is safe: Govt

Finance Ministry on Friday said there is no need to panic and depositing junked ₹ 500 or 1,000 notes of up to ₹ 2.50 lakh in bank accounts will not be reported to the tax department. It also cautioned people against depositing the money of unknown people in their own[Read More…]

Snatchers find ₹ 500 notes in purse, return it

In a rare case, robbers returned purse to victim after they found denominations of ₹ 500 and slapped him for not keeping ₹ 100 notes. Two bike-borne robbers snatched purse containing ₹ 1,500 from Vikas Kumar, a labourer, who works at a construction site in Greater Noida. Kumar said he[Read More…]

Sex workers, escorts take the digital route, use Paytm, MobiKwik

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that notes of ₹500 and ₹1,000 will become “illegal”, sex workers and escorts alike have taken to mobile wallets in accepting money, according to news report published in the Hindustan Times.  “Only Paytm users call or message me, otherwise don’t disturb …[Read More…]

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