The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday officially denied there is any shortage of currency notes in Bihar and Jharkhand, but bankers said they are facing a massive cash crunch and public protests.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who is admitted in AIIMS Delhi for treatment in judicial custody, watched the engagement ceremony of his elder son on television news channels even as his children chorused: "Miss you, Papa".
Around 200 people participated in a protest march here on Wednesday to demand justice for Dr Faiyaz Alam, an MD radiology student of Katihar Medical College who died under suspicious circumstances on March 20 this year.
The mother of a minor girl, who had allegedly been gangraped, had to approach deputy inspector-general (DIG) of police, Bhagalpur range, Vikash Vaibhav, after the Sabour police refused to register her complaint.
Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Tuesday said there was a deep-rooted conspiracy behind the cash crunch in ATMs and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be placed under arrest. Else, the former Union minister alleged, Modi would escape with all the currency available with the banks.
BJP's Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha a.k.a. Shotgun will share the stage with RJD leader and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav at a programme where the Narendra Modi government's policies will come under attack.