The Opposition alleged selective leak of the information before the announcement which should be probed by a Joint Parliamentary Committee. Among those who demanded a JPC probe were Congress' Pramod Tiwari, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury. Watch Top 5 news at 9 PM on November 16.
The winter session of Rajya Sabha opened on Wednesday with a united Opposition mounting an assault on the government over demonetisation, saying it had led to “economic anarchy” in the country.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Wednesday accepted that State Bank of India (SBI) made changes in the account of 63 wilfill defaulters list, including Vijaya Mallya but clarified that Rs 7,000 crore loan 'write-off' is not a loan waiver.
Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft were today asked to “delete” within 36 hours the advertisements, hosted by them, pertaining to pre-natal sex determination in India by the Supreme Court which directed the Centre to appoint a nodal agency to monitor the websites.
The government has asked banks and post offices to report to the I-T Department all deposits above Rs 2.50 lakh in savings accounts, and more than Rs 12.50 lakh in current accounts, made during the 50-day window provided to tender the scrapped 500 and 1000 rupee notes.
Cyrus Mistry’s hostility to primary promoters had led to his removal as chairman of Tata Global Beverages as it posed significant risk to the company’s future performance, said the new head Harish Bhat.