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Are ATMs across India dispensing half-printed notes? Images going viral on social media
Soon after the shocking announcement by PM Naredra Modi on the night of November 8 that all old Rs 500 Rs 1,000 currency notes were no longer valid, people across the country have been queuing outside banks and ATMs to get their hands on the new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes.

Although the new Rs 2,000 note soon marked its presence at ATMs around the country, the new Rs 500 note still remains a rare commodity. In fact, the new Rs 2,000 note ignited a selfie craze across the nation with people posting their selfies in different poses along with their newly acquired most-prized possession, the new 2,000 rupee note on social media.

As more and more people acquired the new Rs 2,000 notes and took a fascination towards them, rumour mill went into overdrive. During the selfie craze sensational stories about printing errors in the new notes started appearing frequently on social media. The first such story was about the printed line `Don hazaar rupaye' instead of `Do hazaar rupaye' on the new Rs 2,000 note. Later on, it was clarified that it wasn't a mistake, but the text had been written in Marathi and Konkani languages.

Barely had this rumour subsided that a new rumour has now emerged that ATMs across the country are dispensing misprinted notes. Social media sites have lately been inundated with pictures of new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes with major portions of printing missing on them. On Twitter, a few users reported that these notes were withdrawn from HDFC bank in Nagaland and Mumbai.

While several users have claimed that these pictures are poorly photocopied versions of real notes and a prank meant to create panic, many believe that the misprinted notes are a reality. However, authenticity of this news is yet to be confirmed.

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