With immediate effect, the 500 and 1000 rupee notes are no longer valid – a decision that’s been met with shock and frustration across India. The government hopes to crack down on counterfeiting.
India's creaky public healthcare system has spawned a network of private hospitals that is driven by profits. Over the years it has led to medical malpractices at the cost of gullible patients. Murali Krishnan reports.
PM Modi's move to abruptly withdraw all high-value currency notes from circulation remains highly contentious a year on, with former PM Manmohan Singh calling it "a black day" for India's economy and democracy.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared 500 and 1000-rupee banknotes as invalid overnight. Reactions from Indian citizens to the decision ranged from a panic of buying to calmly accepting the inconvenience.
India's destitute working class and rural populace are most affected by the Modi government's drastic and unexpected decision to scrap the nation's highest denomination banknotes. Fabian Kretschmer reports.
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