An Indian doctor has held a press conference to declare he is alive and that reports of his death in the country’s cash crisis were exaggerated. “My reputation was in tatters,” RB Sinha told the BBC, saying rumours he died of a heart attack spread after an incorrect report of a tax raid on him.
India’s recent ban of old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes was a move against illegal cash holdings, but it sparked chaos.
Most reports of deaths and suicides have been all but impossible to verify. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked people to remain calm and give the government 50 days to fully replace the banned notes with new ones. Read more