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PM Modi Thanks People For Support, Rahul Calls Note Ban a Tragedy

The CBI has registered 77 cases in connection with note ban.

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Congress workers stage a protest against the BJP government in Mulund, Mumbai on 7 November.
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Wednesday, 8 November, marks one year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big surprise announcement to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. The Congress-led Opposition, which has heavily criticised demonetisation over the past year, has launched nationwide protests to observe what has labelled ‘Black Day’. Meanwhile, BJP stalwarts, including Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley, are busy defending demonetisation and its benefits.

Stay tuned for all the live updates.

Snapshot
  • Today marks one year of the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes
  • PM Modi thanks people for helping eradicate black money and tweets short film on the benefits of note ban
  • The Congress-led Opposition holds nationwide protests themed ‘Bhugat Raha Hai Desh’
    Union Minister Rajnath Singh accuses Congress of trying to defame the Centre, calls demonetisation and GST strong economic measures
1:49 PM , 08 Nov
KEY EVENT

Ravi Shankar Prasad Slams Rahul Gandhi

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed Rahul Gandhi for using a photograph of ex-serviceman Nand Lal crying while standing in a bank queue post demonetisation, saying that Lal has stated on record that he supports PM Modi.

This is what the Congress leader had earlier tweeted:

The Quint
1:07 PM , 08 Nov
KEY EVENT

Demonetisation Struck Blow to Anti-India Forces: Parrikar

Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said demonetisation has struck a blow to anti-India forces and empowered the poorest of poor through an increase in financial inclusion and formalisation of the economy.

12:45 PM , 08 Nov

Union Minister Smriti Irani flags off ‘Digital Rath’

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani today flagged off a ‘Digital Rath’ as part of an initiative to create awareness among people regarding cashless transactions in different cities.

Smriti Irani flags off ‘Digital Rath’
Smriti Irani flags off ‘Digital Rath’
(Photo Courtesy: @AkashvaniAIR/Twitter)
12:10 PM , 08 Nov
KEY EVENT

CBI Registers 77 Cases

The CBI, in a press release, has disclosed that it registered 77 cases and seven preliminary enquiries post demonetisation related to exchange of demonetised currency in various departments/agencies including banks, post offices, railways, insurance companies etc. It said that the amount involved in these cases is around Rs 395.19 crore approximately.

The CBI has arrested 21 public servants and 26 private persons out of 307 accused found to be involved in these cases, so far.

CBI’s press release.
CBI’s press release.
(Photo: The Quint)

Published: 07 Nov 2017, 2:41 PM IST