PPF account to be closed if holder becomes NRI

August 10, 2018

NEW DELHI: Amending rules on post office savings schemes like the National Savings Certificates (NSC) and Public Provident Fund (PPF), the government has notified that such accounts would be closed prior to maturity in case of holders changing their personal status to become non-resident Indians (NRIs). The amended rules were notified in the official gazette earlier this month.The amendment to the PPF Scheme, 1968, says: “If a resident who opened…

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Railways offers scheme to upgrade sleeper class ticket to 3AC for free

August 9, 2018

New Delhi: Indian Railways with a view to optimise the utilisation of available accommodation in a train, has a scheme, which allows upgrading full-fare paying passengers to the higher class without any extra charge against the available vacant accommodation in Mail and express trains having sleeping accommodation. This facility not only benefits the waitlisted passengers but also benefits railways by filling up the vacant accommodation in various trains. Here is…

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Crucial warning from IT dept about fake messages of ITR refunds – Never fall into this trap!

August 9, 2018

The country’s premier cyber security agency – CERT-In – has cautioned against a malicious ‘SMShing’ fraud where fake messages are being sent to people in the name of the Income Tax Department saying their refunds have been approved, with an aim to steal the recipient’s vital personal details and put them on the dark net “for sale”. The warning, that also acts as an advisory, comes at a time when…

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Vivo Freedom Carnival: Here’S How To Purchase The Vivo Nex At Rs 1,947

August 8, 2018

The Independence Day is around the corner, and while most people are waiting to enjoy a weekday off, Vivo fans are already trying to get their hands on the recently launched Vivo Nex which is available for an incredible price of Rs 1,947. The flash sale takes place as Vivo is celebrating the 72nd year of Indian independence with its freedom carnival. The Vivo Nex with the pop-up camera, which was…

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Ikea To Launch Tomorrow In India: Products, Prices, Details

August 8, 2018

Only a day is left for the much-awaited launch of Ikea, the Swedish furniture retailer in India. Ikea’s lndia debut has been much delayed because of local sourcing norms. The company, which has flagged import duties in India as a big challenge as it tries to keep prices low, has to source at least 30 per cent of its raw materials locally within five years of operations in the country…

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‘Behave responsibly’: Government warns internet giants

August 8, 2018

NEW DELHI: Maintaining its tough stance against multi-national internet giants, the government on Tuesday warned large platforms to “behave in a responsible manner” to enable users report “disturbing” content promptly so that swift action can be initiated. IT secretary Ajay P Sawhney said that the platforms should take pro-active steps to ensure that subscribers develop confidence in them while using their services. The spread of fake news via social media…

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DMK Patriarch M Karunanidhi, 5-Time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Dies At 94

August 8, 2018

DMK chief M Karunanidhi – five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who dominated the state’s politics for six decades along with arch-rivals MG Ramachandran and later, J Jayalalithaa – died at a hospital in Chennai Tuesday evening. The 94-year-old leader was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on July 28 after he contracted urinary tract infection and developed a high fever. He died at 6.10 pm. “Despite the best possible efforts by our team…

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Govt explores ways to block Facebook, WhatsApp, asks telcos to suggest options to check fake news

August 7, 2018

New Delhi: In an attempt to curb the spread of fake news and child pornography, the government is exploring the possibility of blocking popular mobile applications such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Telegram. The Department of Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has written to telcos and internet service providers to suggest methods for doing so, reported the Economic Times. The financial daily mentioned that the DoT plans to hold discussions with social media…

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Around 10,000 jobs to be created under National Health Protection Scheme

August 7, 2018

New Delhi: At least 10,000 new jobs will be created with the implementation of the Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), which aims to provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family annually to 10 crore poor families, according to a government official. Around one lakh Ayushman Mitras will be deployed at both private and government hospitals under the scheme to assist patients coming to health facilities to…

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Hyderabad: YouTube prank video makers get warning from city .

August 7, 2018

HYDERABAD: Police warned of action against popular YouTube prank video-makers, who perform dangerous stunts like dips during traffic snarls, lie down on the road in peak hours, climb on moving four-wheelers or squat in the middle of the road to eat. Cops swung into action, following complaints to IT minister K T Rama Rao, stating pranks in the name of ‘dare-series’ by two youngsters are running on Youtube channel —…

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ITR 2018-19: A step by step guide to check income tax return status online

August 6, 2018

New Delhi: Last week the government extended the income tax return (ITR) filing deadline for the financial year 2017-18 by one month to March 31. However, by now most of you must have filed your ITR. Once you have filed your ITR and verified it, the income tax department then processes your return. Once you file your ITR and verify it, the ‘status’ of your ITR is shown as either…

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Mumbai Passport office gave Police Clearance Certificate to Mehul Choksi: MEA

August 6, 2018

Mumbai: The official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that it was the passport office in Mumbai which had given a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi on the basis of a clear Police Verification Report (PVR) available on his passport. Issuing a statement, the official spokesperson of MEA said, “We have seen media reports on the issue. Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)…

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