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Hand baggage screening to end at four more airports

Four more airports have been added to the "tagless travel" list- Calicut, Coimbatore, Indore and Vadodara- taking the number of such airports to 17.

Handbag stamping at six more domestic airports to stop

From June 1, six more airports at Chennai, Guwahati, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna and Trivandrum will be exempt from security checking of handbags.

27 Apr 2017

Ramdas Athawale

Parliamentary panel bats for reservation for transgenders

A parliamentary panel has recommended reservation for transgenders, observing they are the most marginalized section in the society.

Modi launches UDAN scheme for cheap flights

PM Modi has launched the UDAN scheme to make air travel cheaper and improve connectivity between cities and small towns.

Operation Clean Money Part 2: 60,000 individuals on I-T's radar

I-T department on April 14 launched 'Operation Clean Money' Part 2, under which it will investigate over 60,000 individuals over "excessive cash sales" during the demonetization drive.

11 Apr 2017

Arun Jaitley

Digitalization: Since demonetization, 10 lakh PoS machines added

Since November'16, 10 lakh new Point of Sale terminals have been added in the country; number of shops accepting card payments is estimated to have risen from 15 lakh to 25 lakh.

I-T raids: 100 locations searched across India for unaccounted money

I-T department recently raided over 100 locations across India, including in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and UP in a crackdown against unaccounted money.

Udan: Air India subsidiary first airline to take wing

Air India Ltd's low-cost arm Alliance Air, which plans to launch services with a flight from Bhatinda to Delhi later in April, will be the first airlines to sign up for the government's Udan scheme,

Stamping hand baggage to stop at Delhi, 6 other airports

The Central Industrial Security Force stated that it will stop the process of stamping hand baggage at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Cochin from 1 April.

27 Mar 2017

Arun Jaitley

Demonetization effect: Debit card usage goes up steeply

Since demonetization, debit card usage has increased from 42% of India's total card spend from October 2016, to 60%.

18 Mar 2017


29 lakh debit cards compromised last year

The government said that over 29 lakh debit cards were the victims of malware attacks in 2016. The cards in question were those used on ATM machines operated by Hitachi.

12 Mar 2017

Arun Jaitley

Govt releases rules for m-wallets

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has formulated the draft IT (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules 2017 to ensure safety and security of transactions made through mobile wallets, smart cards etc.

10 Mar 2017

High Court

Oxford Cambridge to drop suit against DU photocopier

Sources stated that the Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Taylor and Francis have filed an application with the Delhi HC to withdraw as plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Rameshwari Photocopy Service.

Speculation abounds despite releasing Jayalalithaa's medical report

Speculation of foul play over the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa continued to abound, despite the Tamil Nadu government's release of her treatment report.

AIIMS submits Jayalalithaa's medical report to TN govt

AIIMS has submitted Jayalalithaa's medical report, compiled by the doctors from the institute who went to assess her health while she was in hospital.

01 Mar 2017

Arun Jaitley

All bank accounts to have net banking by March 31

The government has asked all the banks to activate net banking for every account by March 31 and mandatorily link them to Aaddhar numbers.

25 Jan 2017

Warren Buffett

Gates's wealth to be half of India-GDP in 25 years

A report by Oxfam stated that Bill Gates's wealth would be half of India's GDP in 25 years. He could become the world's first trillionaire.

17 Jan 2017


Nepal still impacted by India's demonetization

Nepal has been adversely impacted from India's demonetization.

Report: 44 Indian airports show potential for UDAN

A FICCI report has identified 44 underserved and unserved airports around India as having "high potential" for operations under the ambitious Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, UDAN.

12 Jan 2017


Nepal seeks RBI notice to make Rs.2000 notes legal

Nepal has sought an official notification from RBI to make the new Rs.2000 note legal tender in the country; in Jan'15, RBI had issued a notification making the old Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes legal tender in the country.

05 Jan 2017

Arun Jaitley

No more PoS transaction fees for small merchants: SBI

Merchants with an annual turnover of less that Rs.20 lakh will be exempt from paying PoS transaction fees according to SBI; Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairman of SBI said the move aimed to boost cashless payments.

SC dismisses plea for CBI inquiry into Jayalalithaa's death

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by former AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa, seeking a CBI inquiry into Jayalalithaa's death; the petition argued that the secrecy around Jayalalithaa's death warranted an investigation.

Rs.4,663 crore illicit cash recovered post demonetization

The IT Department revealed that it has recovered over Rs.4,663 crore in illicit cash since the demonetization scheme was announced in November 2016.

Madras HC issues notice to PMO over Jayalalithaa exhumation

The Madras High Court has issued a notice to the Prime Minister's Office and the Tamil Nadu state government asking why the body of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa could not be exhumed.

18 Dec 2016


India defeat Belgium to lift Hockey Junior World Cup

India defeated Belgium 2-1 in the finals of 2016 Hockey Junior World Cup to lift the title for the second time.

18 Dec 2016


India warns Russia, Iran; says Taliban has to abandon terrorism

India warned Russia and Iran that politically engaged Taliban to change the ground situation in Afghanistan.

17 Dec 2016

South Korea

Survey finds Indians to be extremely ignorant

While India, the world's largest democracy, continues to rise in stature and power in the global setting, its success eclipses a problem.

17 Dec 2016


Demonetization undermined RBI's reputation: Standard & Poor's

The Centre's surprise move to demonetize high-value currency notes has undermined the Reserve Bank of India's reputation for competence and independence, according to the global credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

16 Dec 2016


India reach finals of Hockey Junior World Cup

India played their best game of the tournament to defeat Australia in the penalties to reach the finals of the 2016 Hockey Junior World Cup in Lucknow.

15 Dec 2016

Narendra Modi

Demonetization woes hit India's knitwear centre

With the onset of demonetization, India's knitwear hub, Tirupur, was hit drastically by the liquidity crunch, according to reports.

CBDT warns against revised I-T returns

India's CBDT tax authorities have issued a warning against those altering their income tax return forms drastically after 8 November.

15 Dec 2016


India's demonetization slows down Nepal's growth

According to BMI Research, Nepal's economy is bearing the brunt of India's demonetization move.

15 Dec 2016

Dharma Productions

Amazon launches Prime Video service in India

Amazon has launched its Prime Video service in India on 14th Dec.

NGO demands CBI probe into Amma's death

The Telugu Yuva Sakshi, a Chennai-based NGO has filed a petition in Supreme Court demanding a CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death; the NGO also sought the release of all medical documents pertaining to her extensive stay in hospital.

14 Dec 2016

Prime Minister

Sino-Indian trade volumes to exceed $65 billion in 2016

Bilateral trade between India and China are estimated to cross $65 billion for this year, reports said, citing a Chinese diplomat.

Child born out of rape, entitled to compensation: Delhi HC

The Delhi HC while issuing a direction in a rape case where a man raped and impregnated his 14-year-old stepdaughter, said that a child "born out of rape" was also authorized to get compensation like "maintenance and support".

14 Dec 2016

Mandeep Singh

England, Australia crush their respective opponents at Hockey Junior WC

The last day of the pool matches of the 2016 Hockey Junior World Cup saw Australia and England defeating their opponents by a huge margin.

14 Dec 2016

South Africa

Vodafone launches M-Pesa PAY to help merchants

Vodafone India, in a bid to ease the burden on merchants and retailers in post-demonetization India, launched M-Pesa PAY on its already existing mobile wallet service.

India one of top-five defence spenders

India now has the fourth largest defence budget in the world.

13 Dec 2016

Mandeep Singh

India defeat South Africa at the Hockey Junior World Cup

Title favorites India have finished their pool games after a win against South Africa. With a 2-1 win, India are unbeaten in the tournament and have cruised to the quarter-finals.