Update: We spoke to an HDFC Bank spokesperson regarding the issue. The story has been updated with the bank’s response. Have you heard of micro-transactions? They spell profit for game companies and headaches for gamers. The banking world, or at least, one bank in particular, has taken the lesson to heart and taken things a step further. Karthik Srinivasan, a Digital Marketer from Bangalore was going through his email when he discovered that HDFC Bank…"An Indian bank appears to be scamming its customers"
“The BJP does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or religion,” said Home Minister Rajnath Singh The BJP does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or religion, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, strongly refuting allegations that certain communities were facing discrimination in Uttar Pradesh. The statement came after Congress member Ranjeet Ranjan expressed concern in Lok Sabha over incidents involving ‘anti-Romeo’ squads and alleged discrimination against people of certain communities…"BJP does not discriminate on caste, religion: Rajnath Singh"
State Focus Paper 2017-18 launched by the Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan and and launched Water Conservation Campaign on World Water Day National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has projected an exploitable credit potential of Rs. 1.72 lakh crore towards the priority sector lending by the Banks in the State of Rajasthan for the year 2017-18, which is 14% higher than the credit projection made for the year 2016-17. The credit potential was…"NABARD pegs Priority Sector Credit Potential at Rs. 1.72 lakh crore for 2017-18 in Rajasthan State"
My Christian (punyavachanam or naam-karan as per the Hindu traditions) name is Murlidharan. But as per another hoary tradition the first letter of my father’s name Srinivasan got added to my name. Thus I am S. Murlidharan. This is not acceptable to Americans whose Indian embassy insists on calling me Srinivasan Murlidharan in my US visa. Now the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has effectively followed suit. On 21 March 2017 he introduced a clutch of…"Making Aadhaar-linked PAN compulsory for I-T filing doesn’t make sense"
In a shocking incident, two teenage girls were allegedly gang-raped by six men in front of their father in a moving vehicle in Devgadh Baria tehsil of Dahod district in Gujarat on Thursday, police said. Five of the 13 persons said to be involved in the abduction and rape case have been arrested, they added. Kumat Baria, Gopsinh Baria and others abducted the two sisters, aged 13 and 15 respectively, and their father from his…"Two Minor Girls Kidnapped, Gang-Raped"
‘The sadhus and sanyasis of UP are not for any economics.’ ‘They only know the religious agenda and the RSS will support them.’ ‘Modi does not have full control of the party at the ground level like Indira Gandhi had.’ Kancha Ilaiah, professor and director at the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad, recently changed his name (external link) to Kancha Ilaiah…"BJP may behave like Trump"
Sources told India Today that the hard disk of CVC’s portal crashed on November 28 and all data stored online till that date has been lost. The problem has been compounded as the data was not backed up. In a severe setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fight against corruption in public places and his mission to promote Digital India, the portal of the country’s anti-graft watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has not been functioning…"CVC’s portal crashes, data against corrupt officials deleted"
Nearly a year after The Indian Express published the Panama Papers, tax authorities have succeeded in obtaining 165 replies — partial or complete — from among 13 jurisdictions where Indian nationals had incorporated offshore companies through the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. According to data made available at the latest meeting of the Multi Agency Group (MAG) last month, the number of Indian clients of Mossack Fonseca, whose PAN numbers had been traced, has swelled…"Panama Papers: 424 under probe, India gets data on 165 cases with links to offshore firms"
NEW DELHI: The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) today directed all schools in the state to make sure that there are no outlets selling junk food within a 200 meter radius of the school compound. The official notification issued by NBSE Chairman Asano Sekhose said that eating foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), commonly known as junk food results in increased risk of diseases like type 2 diabteres, hypertension, dyslipidemia, chronic inflammation…"No Junk Food For School Children In Nagaland"
New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said it costs between Rs. 2.87 and Rs. 3.77 to print each currency note of Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000. However, it did not indicate the total cost involved in replacing the junk notes. The approximate cost of printing each new note of Rs. 500 denomination is in the range of Rs. 2.87 to Rs. 3.09, and Rs. 3.54 to Rs. 3.77 for Rs. 2,000, Minister of State for…"The Cost Of Printing New 500, 2,000 Rupee Notes range between Rs. 2.87 to Rs. 3.09"