On the eve of the first anniversary of demonetisation, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the step taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has helped in bringing terror financing under control.
Tehelka magazine had done a sting operation on alleged corruption in defence deals during the previous Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government which later resulted in the resignation of the then defence minister George Fernandes.
Union Minister of State and BJP leader Ashwini Choubey on Tuesday came down heavily on RJD chief Lalu Prasad, accusing him of having converted Bihar into "a laboratory of corruption".
The government scrapped the old Rs 500/1,000 notes on November 8 and the holders were asked to deposit them with banks by December 30. Although there was separate timelines for NRIs and those who were abroad during the period.
The complaint mechanism, which the ministry had initiated for government employees in July, is now open for women working in the private sector, too.
At a BJP press conference, Jaitley said the party has a different perspective than the Congress on the issue of ethics, as its priority is to serve the nation while for the opposition party it is about serving the family.
The state unit of the Congress also alleged that the BJP leaders had prior knowledge about the government's intention and deposited huge amount of money in banks before November 8.
FM Arun Jaitley on Tuesday contested Congress leader Manmohan Singh for calling demonetisation an "organised loot", insisting the exercise was an "ethical drive and a moral step" that made corruption difficult.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday telephoned his Manipur counterpart, N Biren Singh, to express concern over a reported assault on students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Imphal.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged note ban was a big scam and was announced to help vested interests convert black money into white money.
The founder-members of the party, who participated in the anti-graft campaign that was the precursor to AAP, were known to be close friends
Talking about a possibility of the veteran actor launching his own political party, the Tamil actor said that he has 'to do a lot of groundwork' and that he has been 'sitting and analysing'.
The former prime minister said that the government needed to make a 'frank admission' of its problems.
Speaking to businessmen in Gujarat, Singh said that demonetisation and the shoddy implementation of the GST had pushed millions of Indians into terrible hardship.
With just 24 hours left for the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh to end, a galaxy of senior BJP leaders descended, on the hill state and addressed over a dozen rallies.
His visit comes a day before Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's likely tour of Surat as the Congress marks the first demonetisation anniversary on November 8 as 'black day'.
The Arunachal Pradesh Congress has decided to observe November 8 as 'Black Day' to protest the demonetisation policy of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will interact with journalists in the national capital tomorrow, while Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi will speak in Bhopal and Patna respectively.
Apart from this, a paid holiday has been declared under section 135 B (1) RP Act 1651 for the registered voters of Himachal Pradesh who are working in the industrial establishments in Punjab to enable them to exercise their franchise, an official spokesman said.
As a part of its nationwide drive against demonetisation, the city Congress unit will hold a protest at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai on November 8 to mark the first anniversary of the note ban.
Just days ahead of the GST Council meeting in Guwahati, the Congress party is going on the offensive. Finance Ministers from all the Congress ruled states came together in New Delhi and slammed the rollout of the GST. They believe this has been a lost opportunity in terms of job creation and the implementation has caused severe pain to the small and medium industries.
He further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must admit that demonetisation was a blunder and called for consensual policy decisions to rebuild the economy.
As per the act, Kumar said, if the government hires somebody for its work even if through an outsourcing company, and pays salary from its coffers, then the quota system prevailing in the state will apply.
This was the first meeting between the two leaders after Modi became the prime minister in May 2014. The meeting lasted about 20 minutes. Modi sat next to wheelchair-bound Karunanidhi, 93, and held his hands.
The mass outreach drive will be launched by BJP president Amit Shah from his constituency, Naranpura, in the city, Jadeja said at a press conference here.