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Surgical strike on black money: Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes will cease to be legal tender from midnight today!

PM Narendra Modi has announced today that from November 9, 2016 starting from midnight Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes will cease to be legal tender.
PM Narendra Modi

In one of the boldest moves since he has taken charge as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has announced today that from November 9, 2016 starting from midnight, Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes will cease to be legal tender and will be just paper with no value! The decision which aims at targeting the black money offenders came after a cabinet meeting today. PM Modi also said that in the last two and half years, black money worth Rs 1.25 lakh crores has been unearthed.

Things you should know

? People have 50 days to turn the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes in banks or post offices. These notes can be deposited in the banks from November 10 till December 30, 2016.

? Those unable to deposit Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes by December 30 for some reason, can change the notes till March 31, 2017 with the help of an ID proof.

? Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50 and Rs 100 currency notes will be still in use along with all the coins. All cashless transactions, like cheques, demand drafts and debit cards and credit cards will continue as usual.

At hospitals, government bus stands, railway booking counters, airports, crematoriums, and cemeteries, Rs 500 and Rs 1000 will be accepted for an additional 72 hours, that is till November 11 midnight.

? Retail outlets and petrol pumps will have to maintain the record for every cash transaction with Rs 500 and Rs 1000 till November 11.

ATM withdrawals will be restricted to Rs 2000 till November 11 and withdrawals from banks will be limited Rs 10,000 a day for the first few days. Banks will be shut on Wednesday, that is tomorrow.

? Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 will be circulated soon by the Reserve Bank of India though these will have limited circulation.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Photographer : Bhavesh Mahalle | Nagpur

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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