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  • Modi to launch Jan Dhan Yojana on August 28; 1 crore bank accounts on day 1 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    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 must-know 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 English-language 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 min-wcd@nic.In and that of the ministry is help-wcd@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: Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan Friday said he is not a user of Instagram and that any account in his name on the online photo-sharing 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.rbi-inonline.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 internet-based 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...
  • Parliament to be adjourned sine die today February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: 12:00 pm: 11:30 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after uproar by Opposition parties demanding special economic package for seven backward states. 10:50 am: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that there is a possibility that the Parliament session could be extended. "Everything is possible. We will discuss...
  • Rahul Gandhi backs government's decision on 'One rank one pension' February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who had given a push to the 'one-rank, one-pension' demand of ex-servicemen, called the government's decision to accept the long-standing plea with Finance Minister P Chidambaram as historic. "A number of delegations have met me on the one-rank, one-pensions (issue) in last many...
  • Cars, two-wheelers, soaps set to be cheaper February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday sought to lighten the burden on the middle class by lowering excise duty on cars, SUVs and two-wheelers and proposed no increase in taxes on other products. "To give relief to the automobile industry which is...
  • Seemandhra MPs surround Chidambaram as he presents vote-on-account February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Seemandhra MPs tried to disrupt Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram vote-on-account speech in the Lok Sabha by shouting slogans demanding a United Andhra. Even after repeated appeals made by Speaker Meira Kumar to maintain the decorum of the House, the MPs remains defiant. Even as Chidambaram delivered his...
  • CAD to be $ 45 bn this year: Chidambaram February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India's current account deficit (CAD) will be contained at USD 45 billion this financial year, well below the record high level of 2012-13, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday. "CAD that threatened to exceed last year's USD 88 billion will be contained at USD 45 billion," he...
  • Live blog: Interim Budget 2014 February 17, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram will present the last interim budget of the UPA-II in Parliament. Chidambaram will present the vote on account, giving an estimate of funds required to meet expenditure until a new government is in place. Live updates. ...
  • What is interim Budget or vote-on-account? February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is presenting UPA-II's interim Budget on Monday. Here's a description of what an interim budget or vote-on-account is. A national interim Budget refers to the budget of a government that is going through a transition period. These budgets are common in democracies where one...
  • Telangana Bill to be tabled in Parliament after February 18 February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The President has given his nod to the much-talked about Telangana Bill, but suspense still prevails over the timing of its introduction in Lok Sabha. While the expectation in the Union Home Ministry is that the bill could be brought in on Thursday, February 13, Lok Sabha's Business Advisory...
  • Telangana: CM tables vote on account budget in AP Assembly, House adjourned February 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Even as President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to give his assent on the Telangana draft Bill on Monday, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy tabled the vote on account budget in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. The House was soon adjourned till Wednesday for the members to discuss the budget. Meanwhile, Telugu Desam...