Attention electricity consumers! Your meter set to change; Know how you will benefit

December 26, 2018

For electricity consumers, here’s a good news. The government is now planning to make all electricity meters smart prepaid in three years in a bid to cut transmission and distribution losses, says an official statement said. “Ministry of Power, Government of India has decided to make all meters smart prepaid in 3 years from 1st April, 2019. This step is likely to bring revolution in power sector by way of…

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GST rate cut: Movies, monitors, video games to get cheaper in India with tax revision

December 26, 2018

Computer monitors, TV screens, video games, lithium-ion power banks, retreaded tyres, wheelchairs and cinema tickets are among products and services set to get cheaper with their removal from the GST regimes’s highest 28 per cent tax bracket by the GST Council on Saturday, with the industry lauding the latest reductions as a boost for demand. Among the items consumed by the common man, only cement continues to remain, along with luxury and…

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Jet Airways 9-day Christmas offer: Get up to 30% discount on flight tickets; check details

December 26, 2018

New Delhi: Jet Airways, the Naresh Goyal-led air carrier, has come up with Christmas sale under which the airline is offering a discount of up to 30 per cent on domestic and international flights. According to Jet Airways, the 30 per cent discount is applicable on base fare in première and economy on select flights within India and on flights from India across our international network operated by Jet Airways….

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These Items Likely To Get Cheaper On Reduced GST Rates

December 26, 2018

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Saturday cut rates on 23 commonly used items such as TV screens, movie tickets and power banks. The council rationalised the 28 per cent slab by shifting seven items to lower tax rates, thereby leaving only 28 items in the slab. Now, the 28 per cent slab is restricted to only luxury and sin goods, apart…

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Discounts offered on traffic challans in Hyderabad? Cops baffled by WhatsApp fake news

December 26, 2018

Hyderabad: In today’s world, it is very difficult to differentiate between ‘real’ news and ‘fake’ news and another incident that was added to the list of fake news is the circulation of a fake message about ‘50% discount on traffic challans’ in Hyderabad on Sunday. The local police at the Goshamahal police station was left baffled when they were approached by hundreds of vehicle owners. They were there to benefit from…

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Cheque bounce defaulters beware! Never do this or you will lose money

December 25, 2018

Cheque bounce defaulters beware! Whether dealing with money in person or as a businessman, those who handle cheques must be careful about how they deal this critically important piece of paper. Know here that it may cause massive losses to you! So, understand the issue at hand and make sure you never make these mistakes. The introduction of next generation payment and money exchange services have indubitably become popular nowadays….

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More than 30,000 PUBG player accounts banned for cheating

December 25, 2018

PUBG Corp recently rolled out a new Vikendi snow map for PUBG Mobile users. The latest update (version 0.10.0 update) also brings some stricter rules as well as security features to report suspicious accounts. The update follows PUBG Corp’s massive crackdown on over 30,000 fraudulent player accounts. According to a report in Newsweek, PUBG Corp’s new security features and BattleEye algorithms have helped the company detect and ban accounts using…

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SBI zero-balance savings accounts benefits, eligibility: 5 things to know

December 25, 2018

New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) offers several zero-balance savings accounts, on which the monthly average balance (MAB) rule is not applicable. The MAB is the minimum average of deposits required to be kept by bank customers in their savings accounts. When the account balance does not meet the MAB requirements, non-maintenance charges are levied. Though primarily meant for poor people, a zero-balance bank account can be opened by…

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Want to live in the US? Forget H-1B, EB-5 Visas! Go to America this way

December 24, 2018

Yes, you read that right! Forget H-1B, EB-5 visas! No need to run after these hard to get visas to go to the US. Now, you can eye another route and if all goes well, then you will reach your destination and fulfill your dreams! Yes, there are multiple options still available for people planning to migrate to the United States, and not just via the H-1B, EB-5 visas. How?…

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Reliance Jio users, here’s ‘bad news’ for you

December 24, 2018

This, they said, is since the Mukesh Ambani-led telco is dependent on RCom to create contiguous spectrum blocks of five units in the premium 800 MHz band — the bare minimum spectrum requirement for 4G LTE services — in the key markets, which also include Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In each of these circles, Jio holds 3.8 units of 4G airwaves in the 800 MHz band, and…

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Post Office Saving Schemes That Offer Income Tax Benefits

December 24, 2018

India Post or Department of Posts, which runs the postal network of the country, offers a number of saving schemes with income tax benefits. Using these saving schemes, investor can claim a deduction up to Rs. 1.5 lakh in a financial year from taxable income under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. Interest rates on these post office saving schemes move in line with the government’s interest rates on small savings…

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Train Ticket Booking offer: Like IRCTC, now book online Indian Railways ticket with zero additional charge on Paytm

December 22, 2018

Most of us are aware of the Indian Railways’ online train ticket booking. The IRCTC had waived off service charges to promote digital India and online transactions in 2016 after demonetisation. Now following the footsteps of the Indian Railways arm, e-commerce portal Paytm has also waived off service charges on train ticket booking. The IRCTC doesn’t levy any charges on tickets of up to Rs 1,00,000 booked using its website…

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