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Supreme Court seeks response from P Chidambaram’s family on Income Tax dept’s plea

The top court has refused to stay the Madras High Court order quashing criminal prosecution against the Chidambarams as requested by the Income Tax dept.

BJP didn’t make Rs 15 lakh promise in 2014 manifesto, says party leader Kalraj Mishra

The former Union minister said the opposition was misleading people, and clarified that BJP said if black money stashed abroad came back, an estimated Rs 15 lakh can be given per family.
Two thousand rupee banknotes | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Rs 2,000 notes are disappearing, bankers suspect they’re being hoarded for elections

Shortage in Rs 2,000 currency notes possibly due to increased hoarding of high value banknotes, especially with approaching Lok Sabha elections.
Indian trade union members pose for media holding banned currency notes during a demonstration against demonitisation in Chennai | Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images

Minutes prior to demonetisation, RBI had warned PM Modi of no material impact on black money

The RBI board had met just two-and-a-half hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation.

Black money of Indians stashed abroad is in range of $216bn and $490bn, govt reports

The finance ministry concluded there was no scope of arriving at a common estimate of black money as the 3 reports threw up 'wide variations'.
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Suspense over amount of black money held by Indians could be over soon

A parliamentary panel will discuss 3 govt-commissioned studies on black money Thursday. Many BJP MPs in favour of ending mystery.
Two thousand rupee banknotes | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India stops printing Rs 2,000 note, two years after its shock launch

The Modi government suspects the Rs 2,000 note is being used for hoarding, tax evasion and money laundering.
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This is what global experts have found studying demonetisation, while Modi looks away

Economists have dug through data, & here’s what they found about shock that still lingers over India’s economy, politics, society & markets.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court bats for transparency but seeks information in sealed envelopes

The Supreme Court often seeks information that is in the public interest in sealed covers, leaving people none the wiser.
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No Twitter celebrations this year as BJP allies stay silent on demonetisation

Silence of Shiv Sena, Akali Dal & LJP is in sharp contrast to unequivocal praise for demonetisation last year, which they celebrated as 'anti-black money day’.

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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.


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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.