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Friday, December 2, 2016
New Delhi, 2 December: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi chairs a Parliamentary Party Meeting of his party's Members of Parliament in both Houses on Friday.
At the meeting, the Congress MPs are likely to chalk out strategies for the main opposition, which is going full throttle against the demonetisation policy of the Center and also seeking to corner the ruling party in both Houses.
Although the Parliamentary Party Meeting is normally chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi chairs the meeting first time in the absence of her mother, who recently admitted to a Delhi hospital with some ailment.
New Delhi, 2 December: The collection of toll at all toll plazas on national highways across the country will resume from midnight, with the government taking several steps to ensure a smooth movement of traffic.
All toll plazas have been equipped with adequate numbers of swipe machines through which people can make payments using credit and debit cards.
Toll fee can also be paid through prepaid instruments and electronic wallets.
The government is also encouraging people to buy FASTags introduced by the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.
The FASTags can be stuck on to the windshield of the vehicle, and toll payments are made directly from the prepaid account lined to it.
The highway users are being requested to carry adequate change with them to avoid delay.
The old Rs. 500 notes will be accepted till the midnight of December 15, but this will only be for purchasing FASTags and for making toll payments of more than Rs 200 rupees.
New Delhi, 2 December: The Janata Dal (United) has put the ball in the Central Government's court and said that is has to take the initiative to resolve the deadlock over demonetisation in parliament.
JDU leader Sharad Yadav told that the apposition wants the Parliament to function without any disruptions, but as of now there is an ongoing friction between the government and opposition, so the government must take the initiative to end this deadlock and definitely there will be a way out,"
A united opposition has so far continued to stall proceedings in both Houses over the demonetisation issue.
New Delhi, 2 December: The Supreme Court of India will hear all pleas, including the transfer petition filed by the Center on the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes today.
The Center has submitted an affidavit last week on the demonetisation move in the Supreme Court, saying it is an attempt to unearth black money stashed over the last seven decades.
Attorney General Mukul Rohtgi said that the Center has filed a reply in the Supreme Court in compliance with the top court's earlier order on the issue.
Rohtagi told "We have filed the reports starting from the initiation of SIT and all other issues which could be the affect of demonetisation process.
The Centre in its affidavit told the apex court that demonetisation is a step to reduce ratio of cash transaction, adding the objective is to unearth illegal parallel economy.