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Old Rs 500 notes won’t be accepted in buses, for railway and metro ticket purchases, rail catering after December 10

Old Rs 500 notes won’t be accepted in buses, for railway and metro ticket purchases, rail catering after December 10

Government Thursday curtailed use of old and junked 500 rupee notes for purchasing tickets of railway, metro and state road transport buses till December 10, as against December 15 announced previously. The finance ministry issued a notification withdrawing facility of using the now­defunct notes at …

One month post-demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announces slew of measures to promote digital payments

One month post-demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announces slew of measures to promote digital payments

Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced a slew of discount offers for digital payments Thursday, on a day the nation crossed one month of demonetization. » Petrol/diesel cheaper for those who pay by digital mode, to get 0.75 percent discount » Dealing in cash has economic …

Kerala-Kochi Metro gets Railway’s DSO certificate

Kerala-Kochi Metro gets Railway’s DSO certificate

Taking the Kochi Metro Rail a step ahead towards completion, the project obtained the certificate of the Railway’s Design and Safety Organization (DSO). It’s is a certificate that is granted when no fault is detected after conducting a trial run of the metro train. With …

I-T raid at eight locations in Chennai; Rs 90 cr, 100 kgs gold seized

I-T raid at eight locations in Chennai; Rs 90 cr, 100 kgs gold seized

The Income Tax department Thursday raided the premises of businessman Sekhar Reddy and his associate Srinivasa Reddy here and seized Rs 90 crore cash including in the new Rs 2,000 notes and 100 kg gold, said officials. Of the Rs 90 crore seized, Rs 70 …

Pranab Mukherjee blasts a disrupted Parliament: ‘For God’s sake, do your job

Pranab Mukherjee blasts a disrupted Parliament: ‘For God’s sake, do your job

Expressing strong displeasure over the continued logjam in Parliament, president Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said “disruption is totally unacceptable in Parliament”. Delivering the Defence Estate Day Lecture 2016 here on “Reforms for a stronger Democracy”, the president said people send their representatives to Parliament to …

Anoop Menon’s next is a love story

Anoop Menon’s next is a love story

Anoop Menon’s next is a love story Anoop Menon has a knack for choosing vibrant settings for his scripts — the monsoons in Beautiful fleshed out a nostalgic tale of hope and friendships while the eclectic ambience of a bar in The Dolphins provided the …

Anu Emmanuel to act with Pawan Kalyan

Anu Emmanuel to act with Pawan Kalyan

Anu Emmanuel to act with Pawan Kalyan Sometimes the easiest route to success is just plain ol’ hard work and Anu Emmanuelwould attest to that! The actress is hardly a year old inTollywood and she has already bagged a massive project, directed by Trivikram Srinivas …

Jayalalithaa and MGR: A love-hate affair that changed the course of Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa and MGR: A love-hate affair that changed the course of Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa was “Ammu” for M G Ramachandran. She hoped to live with the matinee idol who was already married and 31 years older than her. After all he wanted her to accompany him everywhere and cared for her despite opposition from several quarters. Jayalalithaa planned …

Donor ready, Sushma Swaraj to undergo kidney transplant this weekend

Donor ready, Sushma Swaraj to undergo kidney transplant this weekend

Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to undergo a kidney transplant at AIIMS here this weekend, with the organ being harvested from a living unrelated donor. “Living unrelated donor could be anyone who is emotionally attached to the recipient, such as friend, a …

J S Khehar: Justice JS Khehar to be next Chief Justice of India

J S Khehar: Justice JS Khehar to be next Chief Justice of India

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, who led the five­judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges, was Tuesday recommended as the 44th Chief Justice of India. Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur Tuesday wrote a …

RBI to issue new Rs 100 notes

RBI to issue new Rs 100 notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue new Rs 100 denomination banknotes, the country’s central banking institution announced Tuesday. The new notes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series­2005, without inset letter in both the numbering panels, will be bearing the signature of RBI governor …

Unni Mukundan turns social activist in Bhagmati

Unni Mukundan turns social activist in Bhagmati

Unni Mukundan turns social activist in Bhagmati Unni Mukundan, who debuted with the Mohanlal-starrer Janatha Garage in Telugu, has already been working on his second project Bhagmati, directed by G Ashok. Unni plays a social activist in the film, which has Anushka Shetty as the …

Fukri is a Christmas release

Fukri is a Christmas release

 Fukri is a Christmas release The box office battle atChristmas in Mollywood just got interesting with Jayasurya’sFukri in the mix. The movie is the latest addition to the December releases that saw Mammootty’s The Great Father and Dileep’s Georgettan’s Pooram pulling out. Fukri, directed by …

Aju  bemoans Jayalalithaa’s death

Aju bemoans Jayalalithaa’s death

Aju  bemoans Jayalalithaa’s death The death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has left people across the country in great shock. Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Mohan Lal, Dulquer Salmaan and Manju Warrier have expressed condolences on social media, and Aju Varghesetoo soon followed …

HoA targets Pakistan on terror, demands strong action

HoA targets Pakistan on terror, demands strong action

Strong action against terror groups including Pakistan­based LeT and JeM involved in high level of violence in the region was demanded by the Heart of Asia (HoA) conference here Sunday with India and Afghanistan launching a stinging attack on a virtually isolated Islamabad for sponsoring …