Accounts

  • Jan Dhan accounts cross 5 crore mark, banks collect over Rs 3500 crore 21 hours 10 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Banks have opened a whopping five crore accounts under the Jan Dhan scheme till September 25 and collected over Rs 3,500 crore in deposits, a top Finance Ministry official said on Monday. Led by state-run banks, the system has opened over 5 crore accounts under the Jan Dhan scheme as...
  • One can open Jan Dhan account by just submitting 2 photos: Finance Ministry 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Finance Ministry on Monday said people who do not have officially valid documents or Aadhaar numbers can open Jan Dhan bank accounts by submitting two copies of signed photographs at a bank branch. "RBI has issued guidelines dated August 26, 2014, where people who do not have officially valid...
  • SBI accounts for half of mobile transactions in June: RBI September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: State Bank of India accounted for half of the total number of mobile transactions undertaken in June, while ICICI Bank became the first to surpass the Rs 1,000crore mark albeit with only a fifth of the registered users as the country's largest lender. State Bank of India's (SBI) account holders...
  • Digital afterlife: How to manage your (online) life after death September 17, 2014

    New York: Sure, you have a lot to do today laundry, bills, dinner but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing...
  • Former CAG Vinod Rai refutes rumours of joining politics, says it's not his cup of tea September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Former comptroller and auditor general Vinod Rai on Monday refuted all rumours of his political ambitions. The remarks came after Rai's upcoming book 'Not Just An Accountant' accused former prime minister Manmohan Singh of not taking stand against corruption. He said, "I sincerly believe politics is a good profession...
  • SBI takes lead in opening bank accounts under 'Jan Dhan Yojana' September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: State Bank of India has taken the lead in flagship Jan Dhan Yojana by opening over 30 lakh accounts so far, followed by Punjab National Bank. As of September 8, State Bank has opened about 21.16 lakh accounts in rural areas and 8.8 lakh accounts in urban areas,...
  • Cabinet reviews Jan Dhan scheme; banks open over 3 crore accounts September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday took stock of the financial inclusion drive, Jan Dhan Yojana, under which banks have opened 3.02 crore accounts and mobilised about Rs 1,500 crore. "As of September 8,2014, 3.02 crore accounts have been opened, of which 1.89 crore are...
  • CAD narrows sharply to 1.7 pc in AprilJune quarter September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Current Account Deficit narrowed sharply to 1.7 per cent of GDP in the AprilJune quarter of this fiscal mainly on account of reduction in trade deficit, and a steep decline in gold imports. "The lower CAD was primarily on account of a contraction in the trade deficit contributed...
  • PM Modi to launch his ambitious plan Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana today August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious financial inclusion plan is all set to kick off on Thursday. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana will be launched nationally in the capital by the Prime Minister himself. The scheme intends to accomplish the objective of housing for all by providing basic...
  • Modi to launch Jan Dhan Yojana on August 28; 1 crore bank accounts on day 1 August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The government plans a mega launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 28, which is likely to see opening of one crore bank accounts on the first day itself. As many as 76 mega functions are being organised at different...
  • 7 mustknow tips to help you create better, stronger passwords August 6, 2014

    New York: This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee...
  • Congress leaders named to head Parliament committees July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the decision over the Leader of Opposition still looms over the Congress, many Congress leaders will now chair a number of Parliament committees. KV Thomas will head the Public Accounts Committee while Kamal Nath will head the Parliament committee on Defence. Veerappa Moily will head the Parliament...
  • What happens to your online accounts when you die? July 17, 2014

    Washington: You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, or to settle financial issues. But do you want your mom reading...
  • Hackers declare "nuclear leak" on Israeli Twitter account July 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Hackers posted a bogus announcement of a rocket strike against Israel's Dimona reactor and a possible nuclear leak on a Twitter account used by the Israeli military, which said on Friday it was combating such cyber attacks. The Englishlanguage account, @IDF Spokesperson, has 252,000 followers and usually scrolls out rapid...
  • Israel army twitter account hacked, posts nuke leak warning July 4, 2014

    Jerusalem: A twitter handle of the Israeli army was taken over by Internet hackers, who posted a message warning that a nuclear facility in Israel have been hit by two rockets, causing a brief torrent of panic. Israel's most popular news portal Ynet posted a screenshot of the alarming tweet: "#WARNING:...
  • Maneka Gandhi sets up email, FB accounts June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has set up two email accounts and a Facebook account to facilitate an interactive exchange between citizens and her ministry. Maneka's email ID is minwcd@nic.In and that of the ministry is helpwcd@nic.In. The Facebook account of the ministry is www.Facebook.Com/ministryWCD. These accounts have...
  • Sebi orders banks to defreeze indvidual bank accounts June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Sebi on Tuesday asked banks for defreezing bank and demat accounts of one D V Sekhar as the market regulator recovered Rs 1 lakh due from defaulter. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), on January 15 this year, had attached bank and demat accounts of Sekhar to recover...
  • Aamir Khan: I'm not on Instagram May 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorfilmmaker Aamir Khan Friday said he is not a user of Instagram and that any account in his name on the online photosharing website is "fake". "Guys, I am not on Instagram. It's obviously some fake account," Aamir posted on his official Twitter page. The actor doesn't want his friends and...
  • RBI cautions public against fake website May 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Monday cautioned the public not to fall prey to spurious offers made by a fake website in its name offering savings accounts. "It has come to the notice of the RBI today that a fake website has been created at http://www.rbiinonline.org/savings.html by some unknown persons...
  • Twitter account @PMOIndia to be handed over to new dispensation: PMO May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office which is under severe criticism on Wednesday clarified that the twitter account @PMOIndia has been "secured" by the microblogging company and will be handed over to the new dispensation which will take over next week. It said all internetbased platforms and communications will continue to...
  • PMO twitter handle renamed as PMOIndiaArchives, BJP fumes May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As Narendra Modi prepares to take charge as the next Prime Minister of India, an avoidable controversy is raging over the twitter handle PMOIndia. The managers of outgoing Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's official twitter handle PMOIndia have now renamed it as Dr Manmohan Singh @PMOIndiaArchive. Its bio/introduction...
  • Minors over 10 years can operate bank accounts: RBI May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Minors above 10 years of age can open and operate independently savings bank account and use other facilities like ATM and cheque books. The Reserve Bank on Tuesday issued the guidelines allowing minors to operate bank accounts independently with a view to promote financial inclusion and bring uniformity...
  • Facebook may have over 100 million duplicate accounts globally: Report May 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: Social networking site Facebook said the website may have over 100 million 'duplicate' accounts, and their percentage being higher in developing markets such as India, besides 5 to 15 million 'undesirable' accounts registered with it worldwide, as per company's estimations. "There may be individuals who maintain one or more...
  • 44 per cent of Twitter accounts have never tweeted: Report April 15, 2014

    Washington: Around 44 per cent of the 974 million existing Twitter accounts have never sent a tweet, according to a new report. The report from Twopcharts, a website that monitors Twitter account activity, said that 30 per cent of existing Twitter accounts have only sent one to 10 tweets. Just...
  • Country needs leaders with clear vision, says Baba Ramdev April 5, 2014

    Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday alleged that there was a lack of clear vision in policy making in the country. "India can conquer the world with a strong leadership. There is lack of a clear vision in our policy making. When we do not have jobs to offer, the youth of...
  • Modi represents crony capitalism, big businesses support him: FM March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday hit out at Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, saying he represented "crony capitalism" and big businesses which liked it, supported him. "Modi is associated with crony capitalists. Big businesses which are comfortable with the idea support him," he said. The...
  • Switzerland not sharing information on bank accounts of Indians: Chidambaram March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Upping the ante against Switzerland for not sharing information on Indians stashing money in its banks, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has threatened to drag the European nation to multilateral foras like G20 for continuing to block its requests. Chidambaram, in a terse two-page letter to his Swiss counterpart Eveline...
  • Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore, 4 social media accounts March 26, 2014

    Union Minister Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore and has declared four social media accounts in his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. Nath, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1980, also holds movable assets worth over Rs 7.09 crore...
  • Alia Bhatt sets records straight, confirms she has no Facebook page March 23, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Highway' actress Alia Bhatt turned to her Twitter page Saturday to set the record straight that all Facebook pages in her name are "fake". "I do not have a Facebook page! All pages being handled are fake. Please do not follow," Alia posted Saturday. Her elder step sister Pooja also made...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy March 3, 2014

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill, but...