Refers to 1971 Wangchoo panel recommendation on note ban
Accusing Congress of putting its interests above the country's, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tore into the Opposition, saying unlike earlier when Opposition parties stalled Parliament against scams, Congress- led parties are now doing so against the Union government's steps to curb black money and corruption.
Leaders of some opposition parties led by Congress today met President Pranab Mukherjee, apprised him of the problems caused by demonetisation and complained that the government did not allow Parliament to function and "stifled" the opposition voice.
The Supreme Court today refused to tinker with the move to do away with the use of now-defunct high-value currency notes for public utilities, in government hospitals and for rail tickets but referred to a Constitution Bench the issue of validity of the Union governme
The Education Bill, scheduled to be placed in the West Bengal Assembly today, was deferred after the Congress and the Left dubbed it as "anti-people", although the state government said the bill was deferred only to allow more time to the Opposition to study it.
One air-borne person was detained on Friday by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) after he could not account for around Rs 16 lakh of higher denomination bank currency notes at the Veer Savarkar International Airport here.
Shortage of LPG refills is playing spoilsport for thousands of residents here who are gearing up to celebrate Christmas and New Year for the last few weeks. According to reports, a massive protest is brewing in the Great Nicobar Island over erratic supply of LPG cylinders.