Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Chemists demand PAN card, harass patients

    Mumbai: Some relatives of patients have complained of being harassed by chemists. While the government said citizens can purchase using  old currency notes from chemists with the condition of producing copies of the doctor’s prescription, the chemists are reported to have demanded copy of the patient’s PAN card.

  • Mumbai: Temple donations under lens

    Mumbai: As soon as the government announced withdrawal of the old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, customers had thronged to jewellery stores to buy more gold to use up the loose cash. Similarly, on Thursday, hurried donations were made to nearly 100 temples and trusts by citizens. A senior state minister said that the Government has said it has taken cognisance and will bring under scanner this sudden spurt in cash reserves in nearly

  • Mumbai: Railway drive to book trespassers grinds to a halt

    Mumbai: Prime Minister NarendraModi’s demonetisation move to create graft-free India has adversely impacted three-day drive that was to be undertaken by the Central and Western Railways in Mumbai. The offenders have not been slapped with fines because the railways do not have enough change to give loose change instead of the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 that will be paid to the officials.

  • Opposition steps up attack on Modi over demonetisation

    Lucknow/New Delhi: The opposition on Thursday stepped up attack on the Narendra Modi government over demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. The Samajwadi Party dubbed the move as anarchist and hasty while the BSP said the country is facing “financial emergency”.

  • Maharashtra citizens can use demonetised notes to pay government dues

    Mumbai: The Centre has accepted Maharashtra government’s request to allow Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 bills for payment of electricity bill, water bill, property tax or any kind of government dues, thus easing troubles of the common man in wake of the demonetisation of high denomination notes.

  • All-party meeting on November 15

    New Delhi: Government has convened an all-party meeting on November 15 on eve of commencement of winter session of Parliament where issues like demonetisation, surgical strike and triple talaq are likely to come up for discussion.

  • No harassment over small deposits under demonetisation: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said nobody would be harassed over smaller deposits — less than Rs 2.5 lakh — as people began thronging banks nationwide to exchange or deposit Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes that have been demonetised.

  • Long queues at banks in Mumbai to deposit scrapped notes

    Mumbai: Serpentine queues were seen outside banks here, which opened today after a day’s break following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, as people jostled to get lower denomination currency and new banknotes to pay for their daily basic needs.

  • Demonetisation: Centre files caveat, SC may hear plea on November 15

    New Delhi: The Centre today filed a caveat in the Supreme Court that it be heard if the court entertains any petition on demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes even as the apex court indicated that it may hear on November 15 a plea challenging the government decision.

  • Don’t panic, says Maharashtra Finance Minsiter

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Wednesday urged people not to panic in the wake of demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as the state government has made elaborate arrangements for their exchange at bank branches.

  • Demonetisation a huge challenge for Modi

    Prime Minister NarendraModi’s shocking announcement on withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes is clearly a major assault on black money and cross-border monetary transactions of counterfeit currency. It is an incredibly bold move which will have far-reaching consequences both for the Indian economy and for India’s war on terror. The acute realisation that the parallel economy is growing by leaps and bounds and that as revealed by a Financial Intelligence Unit

  • Demonetisation will have positive impact on economy: CII

    New Delhi: Industry organisation CII on Wednesday said the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes will have a positive impact on the economy, as it will help tackle corruption that has taken roots over the last several decades.