Rs.500, Rs.1,000 Notes Scrapped
- All banks to be closed 09 November, ATMs will not work on Nov 9-10 Adieu to old notes People-friendly measures to avoid inconvenience in next 72 hours new notes from Nov 10. New Rs.500, Rs.2000 notes to be issued 'Surgical strike' on black money. WHAT YOU CAN DO to exchange old notes Government hospitals will continue to accept old Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes for payments. Ticket booking counters of railway, govt busses & airlines counters at airports will accept the old notes for tickets.
- Petrol, diesel and gas stations authorised by public sector oil companies to accept old notes. Consumers cooperative stores authorised by State or Central govt, state govt authorised milk booths will accept the old Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes. Crematoria and burial grounds will also accept the old notes.Deposit the old notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 in banks or post office accounts from November 10, till December 30, 2016 without any limit. There will be a limit on withdrawal of Rs.10,000 per day and Rs.20,000 per week. This limit will be increased in the coming days. In the first few days there will be a limit of Rs.2,000 per day per card.
- This will be raised to Rs.4,000 later. Exchange old notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 at any bank or head post office or sub-post office amounting to Rs.4,000 while showing ID proof up to November 24. No restriction of any kind of non-cash payments by cheque, demand draft, credit cards and electronic fund transfer. Circulation of large volume of counterfeit currency to end Funding for arms smuggling, espionage, terrorists to be choked This historic step will open up new opportunities for poor, neo middle class & middle class Real estate prices, higher education, healthcare to come within the reach of common man n All banks to be closed 09 November 2016.
Humble Rs.100 Turns Hottest Note InTown!
- The humble `100 note had several takers on an otherwise normal weekday evening in the financial capital tonight, even as police had to be deployed outside ATMs to control the crowd waiting eagerly to get their hands on the banknote. There was a beeline to acquire the "hottest commodity" or dispose-off the high value `500 and `1,000 bank notes, which will become illegal tender at midnight. As the citizens of the Maximum City went through the process, high drama played out at ATMs, the only operational arms of the banks at that hour, which involved serpentine queues in the hope of landing up the `100 bills and the obvious dejections.
- Many guards at the automated teller machines (ATMs) downed their shutters following the surprise announcement by the PM to make `500 and `1,000 notes invalid, while in many cases, where machines have the capability to accept cash, anxious customers were keen to deposit the high value notes into the accounts. Citizens of the metropolis had already made their way home after a tiring day at workplace and the residential neighbourhoods saw the maximum rush of people. A Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) machine in the north east suburb of Mulund was still operational with a long queue of customers keen to deposit cash.
- Banking customers in north west suburb of Goregaon wanting to withdraw cash were dejected as ATMs were not dispensing the much in demand `100 bills. Many of the ATMs in the financial district around the Fort area were closed, while there was a long queue outside a lone operational ATM run by foreign lender Citi. The unease reached such proportions across the city that police had to take a decision to deploy its personnel outside every operational ATM. Joint Commissioner of (Law and Order) Deven Bharati issued instructions to police stations to this effect and beat marshalls were deployed for patrolling, officials said. The beat marshals, who patrol the mean streets to curb any untoward incidents, were proactively telling the citizens not to worry, assuring them that they will be able to withdraw their money from the day after.
Mood In India Camp Upbeat
- Their morale high after back-to-back triumphs over West Indies and New Zealand, World No.1 India would be odds-on favourites when they take on England in what is expected to be a gruelling five-Test series starting here 10 November 2016. The series will be the first five-match affair on Indian soil in three decades and the opening clash will also mark the debut of Rajkot as a Test venue. It promises to be an engrossing contest between the world No.1 ranked India and the team that last beat them at home four years ago. In 2012, England came back from a game down to turn the tables on India and post a 2-1 win in a four-game rubber. Superior spin bowling by Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar, both of whom are no longer part of the squad, was a major factor in that English triumph.
- Also some excellent batting by current skipper Alastair Cook and the controversial Kevin Pietersen, who is no longer a part of England"s scheme of things, were the highlights for England. The current Indian team led by Virat Kohli, who was a member of the team that was vanquished four years ago and later in England (3-1) two years ago in a best-of-five contest, would not have forgotten the hard lessons. This time around, however, England have come into the series after a first-ever shock defeat in a Test match at the hands of Bangladesh in Dhaka to draw the two-match rubber 1-1.
- The tourists have also not played any warm-up game after landing in India a week ago. Add to that, their highest Test wicket-taker James Anderson is not available for at least the opening skirmish as he is yet to return to complete fitness from a shoulder injury. Both Cook and all-rounder Stuart Broad, who is to play his 100th Test, have talked about England being the clear "underdogs" going into the rubber, especially against an Indian side being led in aggressive style by Kohli. Kohli would be extremely keen to improve his not-so-impressive record with the bat against the visitors. The Indians are understandably wary of the England team. Coach Anil Kumble wants his team to execute plans exactly like they did when they swamped New Zealand 3-0 to begin the home season on a rousing note.
Young Pant Enters Record Books
- Delhi's young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant batted himself into the record books as he struck the fastest ever hundred by an Indian in a first-class game by hitting a 48-ball ton against Jharkhand in a Ranji Trophy encounter 09 November 2016. He was finally dismissed for 135 off only 67 balls with eight boundaries and 13 sixes in a game played at Thumba in Kerala. The young lad has had a staggering season so far having scored 799 runs from seven innings at an astounding average of 133.16 and a strike-rate of 113.17 something unheard of over a period of time. This is his fourth hundred of the season. He had already hit 44 sixes this season from 5 games. His sequence of scores this season are 146, 308, 24, 9, 60, 117, 135.
- En route his record breaking ton, Pant eclipsed a 28-year old record set by former Tamil Nadu opener VB Chandrasekhar, who reached the three-figure mark in 56 balls against Rest of India during the Irani Cup match of the 1988-89 series. Incidentally, that knock helped Chandrasekhar greatly as he made it to the Indian team for the tour of New Zealand in 1990. In the list of all first-class cricket across the globe, late Australian cricketer David Hooks smashed the fastest hundred off 34 balls during a Sheffield Shield match in 1982. He was playing for South Australia against Victoria at the Adelaide Oval. The 20-year-old Pant had hit an 82-ball hundred in the first innings and scored 117 off 106 deliveries. 09 November 2016, he came in at the score of 214 for 3 but Delhi were trying to play out the day having taken a lead of 65 runs with seven wickets in hand.
- But Pant started in whirlwind fashion and was severe on both left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and off-spinner Sunny Gupta as most of the sixes came off these two spinners. Most of his 13 sixes were hit in the arc between long-on and long-off as he repeatedly danced down the track to attack the spinners. Pant also had a few promising knocks for Delhi Daredevils during the last IPL including a man of the match award-winning effort. He was not picked for India A's tour of Australia earlier this season and admitted that it acted as a trigger to score tons of runs this season. "I was hurt after not being picked for India A's tour of Australia. I then promised myself that I should be scoring so much runs that no one can ignore me," the stockily built Pant had told PTI after his triple hundred against Maharashtra last month.
- Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad, during one of the post selection conference, told the media that they are looking at grooming Sanju Samson as Dhoni's understudy in limited-overs cricket. The manner in which Pant has been scoring runs, one will find it extremely difficult to ignore him. (PTI) Delhi's young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant hit a 48-ball ton against Jharkhand in a Ranji Trophy encounter 09 November 2016. He was finally dismissed for 135 off only 67 balls with eight boundaries and 13 sixes in a game played at Thumba in Kerala. The young lad has had a staggering season so far having scored 799 runs from seven innings at an astounding average of 133.16 and a strike-rate of 113.17 -- something unheard of over a period of time. This is his fourth hundred of the season. He had already hit 44 sixes this season from 5 games.
Vijender To Defend WBO Asia Pacific Title On December 17
- Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will defend his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title on December 17 on home turf here but the opponent for the clash will be decided later. "Vijender will be seen defending his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion title on 17th December 2016, at the Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi," Vijender's India promoters Infinity Optimal Solutions said in a release. The fight night will also see top Indian boxers, including Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar, make their pro-boxing debut. The names of these boxers and their international opponents would be revealed soon.
- Till date, Vijender has a record of 7 out of 7 wins with 6 knockouts in 27 rounds. The Haryana-dasher had won the title in front of delirious home fans in the capital. Commenting on his next fight, Vijender said, "I have been in Manchester, UK for the last two months, training hard for my next fight. My trainer has been giving me high intensity training sessions, which has made my punches more powerful than before. "I am ready to fight anybody as suggested by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO). I am confident that I will be able to defend my title with as much pride as I won it. I am looking forward to 17th December 2016, and hope to repeat
Fingers Crossed As Climax Nears
- In a final push on the last day of campaigning for Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama said that the progress made by America in the last eight years of his administration "would go down the drain" if the Democratic presidential nominee does not win in the polls. "All that progress goes down the drain if we don't win tomorrow" Obama said at an election rally in Michigan yesterday, which has voted for a Democrats over the past few decades, but appears to have leaned towards the Republicans this time. Michigan is home to three American motor giants including Ford and General Motors, which were badly hit by the 2008 economic recession. These companies are back in business, which is mainly attributed to the policies adopted by Obama Administration in the last eight years.
- The Clinton Campaign had to rush Obama to Michigan as a last minute enforcement. "We took what could have been a Great Depression and turned it into recovery. Our businesses turned job losses into 15.5 million new jobs. We saw an auto industry that was flat on its back roar its way back to break new records brought the unemployment rate in Michigan below the national average, and across the nation, cut the unemployment rate in half," he said. "Last year, incomes went up faster than any times in 30 years, poverty went down faster than any time in 30 years. wenty million Americans have health insurance that didn"t have it before. We doubled our production of clean energy, became the world leader in fighting climate change," Obama said. Listing out his regime"s achievements, he said that he took out Osama Bin Laden and brought home America"s men and women in uniform.
- "High school graduation rates, all-time high. College graduation, all-time high. Marriage equality a reality from coast to coast. That happened because people in 2008 decided to choose hope over fear," he added. Over the course of these eight years, all across 50 states, I've always seen what made America great, Obama said adding there"s only one candidate in the race who's devoted her life to that better America. PTI San Francisco, As the world keenly awaits the results of the US election, the hatred among immigrants for Donald Trump is almost at its zenith and the message is loud and clear: the immigrant population is voting against the Republican candidate across the West and East coasts (minus middle America, which is largely white). According to a report released by the US Centre for Immigration Studies last week, the foreign-born population stood at 43.3 million in 2015.
- The think tank, which used the Census Bureau"s data for preparing the report, stated that over three million foreigners moved to the country in 2014 and 2015. "Bernie Sanders would have been our ideal choice, but since we have to choose between Clinton and Trump, we will go with Hillary despite her hawkish attitude towards Iran. Trump is a no choice for us; he is trying to put whites as one united force against the rest of America, which is foolish," Babak Hashemizadeh of Iranian origin, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, told IANS. According to Andrews, who works for an elite cab service in San Francisco, these are testing times for the country. "I have never seen such hatred against non-whites -- people who are hard workers and have generated revenues and brought respect for this country. America is an immigrant nation and this is its core identity.
- This election will decide the fate of our country. God save America if Trump comes to power," Andrews, who gave only one name, told IANS. Layla who works at the swanky Bix restaurant here -- famous for its American-French cuisine -- did not wish to talk politics. "But I am worried about the future of this country. God knows what may come to us post-November 8 (if Trump wins)," Layla told IANS. When it comes to Indian Americans, the diaspora now comprises about four million people, representing around 1.25 per cent of the US population (as of 2015). "Hillary has been a true friend of India for long. The Trump politics of alienating the immigrant population from the Whites will not work in today's scenario when we people contribute so much to this country, both economically and socially. His way is certainly not the right way to make America great again," Pankaj Gupta, who works for a multinational tech company here, told IANS. The anti-Trump wave among Hispanics, Latinos, African-Americans and South Asians, among other influential immigrant groups, is clearly visible on the ground.