Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui



Delhi: Man held for sending lewd messages, videos to 1,500 females

New Delhi: A 31-year-old man, who was apparently annoyed over not getting married, allegedly tormented around 1,500 women and girls in Delhi-NCR by sending them vulgar messages and obscene video clips through WhatsApp and was arrested, police said today. Examining the mobile phones used by the accused, police stumbled upon contacts of more than 1,500 … Continue reading Delhi: Man held for sending lewd messages, videos to 1,500 females



Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.  Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, … Continue reading Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh


Demonetization: RBI relaxes withdrawal limit of cash from bank deposits

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday notified a relaxation on the withdrawal limit of deposits from bank deposit accounts. On its website, it announced that it will extend the withdrawal limit for deposits that have been made in notes that are presently legal.

The apex bank has made this move as depositors are hesitating to deposit their money in banks due to the limit on cash withdrawals. On November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes as legal tender and put limits on the daily and weekly withdrawals from banks. Subsequently, the daily withdrawal limit was waived off and a weekly limit of Rs 24,000 was imposed on cash withdrawals from banks till December 30.

The reserve bank announced that the current limits on cash withdrawals was disrupting the circulation of currency notes in the economy. In wake of this situation, the central bank said that, “It has been decided to allow withdrawals of deposits made in current legal tender notes on or after November 29, 2016 beyond current limits.” It further added that preferably available higher denomination banks notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 are to be issued for such withdrawals.