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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 …

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 …

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 …

Frustrated Delhiites protest with ‘ATM pooja’

Frustrated Delhiites protest with ‘ATM pooja’

Frustrated over “No Cash” messages displayed outside banks and ATMs, residents of an east Delhi locality on Sunday organized a ‘pooja’ of an ATM, praying that it dispenses some cash. The unique worship was organized in east Delhi’s Jagatpuri area, where over 50 local people …

Woman dancer shot dead for refusing dance with drunk man

Woman dancer shot dead for refusing dance with drunk man

A 22­year­old dancer was shot dead on stage allegedly by a drunk man after he was not allowed to dance with her troupe in Punjab’s Bathinda. The incident happened Saturday night during the marriage function of a local commission agent’s son in Maur here where …

RBI announces it will issue new Rs 50 and Rs 20 notes, old notes to be valid

RBI announces it will issue new Rs 50 and Rs 20 notes, old notes to be valid

The Reserve Bank of India on Sunday announced it will shortly issue new Rs 50 and Rs 20 notes bearing the signature of new Governor Urjit Patel, but existing banknotes of both denominations will continue to be legal tender. The year ‘2016’ will be printed …

Demonetization:Ramp up public spending to rein in GDP fall, India Inc tells govt

Demonetization:Ramp up public spending to rein in GDP fall, India Inc tells govt

With private consumption being grossly affected by the cash crunch due to the demonetization of high value bank notes, industry chamber Assocham Sunday urged the government to ramp up expenditure in order to partly limit the major impact on India’s GDP. “With 86 per cent …

Long queues in front of treasuries and banks, being the first salary day

Long queues in front of treasuries and banks, being the first salary day

First payday after demonetization in Kerala » Salary, pension disbursals begin in state » Long queues of people witnessed before banks and treasuries Some people turned up as early as 5.00 am at the treasuries » Salary disbursal going on smoothly in most of the …

Old Rs 500 notes valid till Dec 2 for fuel,air ticket purchase

Old Rs 500 notes valid till Dec 2 for fuel,air ticket purchase

Government has cut short the deadline of using old Rs 500 notes at petrol pumps and for buying airline tickets at airports till December 2 instead of December 15 announced earlier. With effect from December 3, 2016, old Rs 500 notes cannot be used for …