BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday rubbished the allegations of opposition parties on the land deals by the party saying that these deals were authorised in January 2015 itself.
The Lower House of the Parliament witnessed pandemonium over the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes as the opposition led by Congress and TMC continued their demand to discuss the issue under a rule which entails voting.
At a time when people are making serpentine queues at ATM kiosks to withdraw cash owing to demonetisation, a new report said on Monday that cyber attacks on ATMs will rise in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in 2017.
Amid opposition's pandemonium, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's apology for saying that demonetisation was being denounced because its critics had been tripped by the sudden announcement.
The central bank said in view of the problem of mounting deposits it has decided to revive the Guarantee Scheme wherein banks can deposit the notes directly with the offices of RBI under whose jurisdiction they are located.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallowed the adjournment motion notices by opposition parties for a debate on demonetisation, amid huge uproar from opposition benches.
Long queues were seen at banks and ATMs in Hyderabad, Warangal and other towns in Telangana. The situation was no different in Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and other towns in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Trinamool Congress, created pandemonium in the Lok Sabha over the demonetisation of high-value currency notes, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House twice in the pre-noon session and then finally for the day.
"The PM's time out for 50 days might ease the liquidity crisis at individual's hands, but it won't solve many other problems," Chidambaram said.
Raj Thackeray launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the November 8 demonetisation move and warned that if it fails the country will be pushed into anarchy.
The New York Times said, the demonetisation of high value Indian currency that has caused chaos "was poorly thought out and executed".
Due to security reasons it cannot disclose details regarding the release of new Rs 500 denomination currency to the banks for distribution, RBI said to Madras High Court.
"While it takes political courage to launch such a trailblazing and massive campaign; it actually takes far more wisdom to give it a happy ending," an article in the state-run Global Times said.
The Reserve Bank of India has formed a task force to deal with the issue of providing note-exchange facility to Nepali and Indian residents in the Himalayan nation who possess Indian bank notes.
Government on Thursday lowered the exchange limit for now-defunct 500 and 1,000 rupee notes to Rs 2,000 from the existing cap of Rs 4,500, effective from Friday.