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  • IIT placements start on a high note; 3 bag over Rs 1 cr paydays

    IIT placements start on a high note; 3 bag over Rs 1 cr paydays  

    The recruiters from day one of placement season included names like Microsoft India, Oracle India, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse. It also included start-ups like Uber India

    02 Dec 2016, 9.04 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Cyclone Nada further weakens, making landfall in Tamil Nadu

    Cyclone Nada further weakens, making landfall in Tamil Nadu  

    "A large chunk of the depression has crossed coast early morning. However, over 25 percent of the system is yet to make the land fall which will happen soon," a MeT official here said.

    02 Dec 2016, 8.58 am  |  Source: PTI

  • US exploring ways to build better linkages with India: Verma

    US exploring ways to build better linkages with India: Verma  

    Verma, who is in the state on his maiden visit on the occasion of Hornbill Festival, said this while interacting with media-persons during the Kohima Night Carnival.

    02 Dec 2016, 7.50 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Commerce Min asks EPCs to maximise cashless transactions

    Commerce Min asks EPCs to maximise cashless transactions  

    Amid demonetisation, the Commerce Ministry today asked the members of the export promotion councils (EPCs) to adopt and maximise cashless transactions for their operations.

    01 Dec 2016, 10.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Maharashtra gets its first `cashless village`

    Maharashtra gets its first 'cashless village'  

    Amid the Centre's push for digital transaction, Dhasai village in Thane district has become the first "cashless village" in Maharashtra, state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said today.

    01 Dec 2016, 10.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • TN Guv directs all VCs, registrars to shift to e-transfers

    TN Guv directs all VCs, registrars to shift to e-transfers  

    With Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing the need to move to a cashless economy, Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today directed all Vice-Chancellors/Registrars in the state to shift to electronic transfers and e-payments ...

    01 Dec 2016, 10.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • I-T dept`s biggest cash seizure of Rs 4.7 cr in new currency

    I-T dept's biggest cash seizure of Rs 4.7 cr in new currency  

    In the biggest seizure of cash in new currency post demonetisation, the Income Tax department today confiscated over Rs 4 crore during searches in a dozen premises in Bengaluru and other locations.

    01 Dec 2016, 9.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Sebi introduces new pension scheme for employees

    Sebi introduces new pension scheme for employees  

    Markets regulator Sebi has introduced a new pension scheme for its permanent staff members.

    01 Dec 2016, 8.10 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • No gold and jewellery seizure up to certain limit: Govt

    No gold and jewellery seizure up to certain limit: Govt  

    Seeking to quell apprehensions based on rumours, the government today said there is no limit on legitimate holding of gold and jewellery, including from inheritance, and there would be no seizure of bullion up to a certain limit e...

    01 Dec 2016, 7.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Cong says Twitter a/c hacking predetermined conspiracy, attack

    Cong says Twitter a/c hacking predetermined conspiracy, attack  

    Congress today dubbed as "predetermined conspiracy" and systematic attack on free speech and right to disagree the hacking of its Twitter account and of Rahul Gandhi and raised questions on the safety of the entire digital payment...

    01 Dec 2016, 7.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt faces flak over note culling, tries to assuage concerns

    Govt faces flak over note culling, tries to assuage concerns  

    Amid salary day blues, Mamata Banerjee today alleged her state West Bengal and some others were being discriminated against in supply of new currency notes and demanded that RBI furnish details of bills distributed to each state.

    01 Dec 2016, 7.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • IMT trilateral highway: India completes 130 km stretch

    IMT trilateral highway: India completes 130 km stretch  

    India has completed a 130-km stretch of road connecting the country with Kalewa in Myanmar, part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) trilateral highway, Parliament was informed today.

    01 Dec 2016, 7.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • 1.8-L ATMs re-calibrated to dispense new Rs 500 & Rs 2,000 notes

    1.8-L ATMs re-calibrated to dispense new Rs 500 & Rs 2,000 notes  

    Nearly 90 percent of the 2 lakh ATMs deployed across the country have been re-calibrated to dispense the new 500 and 2,000 rupee notes, says a key maker of the machines even as millions of people continue to face acute cash shorta...

    01 Dec 2016, 6.36 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Haryana to promote digital payments

    Haryana to promote digital payments  

    To promote digital payments in the state, Haryana government has launched a massive awareness campaign, beginning with the seminars of opinion makers in all the districts tomorrow.

    01 Dec 2016, 6.36 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • DMK chief Karunanidhi hospitalised for treating drug allergy

    DMK chief Karunanidhi hospitalised for treating drug allergy  

    DMK President M Karunanidhi was today hospitalised here for further treatment of a drug-induced allergy that has virtually kept him out of public activities for the past one month.

    01 Dec 2016, 4.38 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Opposition to seek Prez intervention on IT Amendment Bill issue

    Opposition to seek Prez intervention on IT Amendment Bill issue  

    A meeting of opposition parties was held in the chamber of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad today morning. It was decided that their delegation will meet Mukherjee this evening.

    01 Dec 2016, 1.24 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Demonetisation necessary step to address corruption: US

    Demonetisation necessary step to address corruption: US  

    "American citizens who are working and living in India, I think have the proper information now to exchange those notes or to get new notes, and it's a little bit of an adjustment, just as it was an inconvenience, I'm sure, for ma...

    01 Dec 2016, 12.22 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Congress, Rahul Gandhi`s twitter accounts hacked

    Congress, Rahul Gandhi's twitter accounts hacked  

    Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was hacked last night too and some obscene remarks were put out online for around an hour.

    01 Dec 2016, 10.56 am  |  Source: PTI

  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi hospitalised

    DMK chief M Karunanidhi hospitalised  

    The hospital authorities said that Karunanidhi was "admitted for optimisation of nutrition and hydration." "He is stable and being treated by a team of doctors. He will be in the hospital for few days," Aravindan Selvaraj, Executi...

    01 Dec 2016, 10.28 am  |  Source: PTI

  • I-T department is conducting raids on jewellers, hawala traders

    I-T department is conducting raids on jewellers, hawala traders   

    The I-T department has said that suspicious transactions happened at shops of local jewelers in Chandni Cowk, reports CNBC-TV18’s Timsy Jaipuria.

    30 Nov 2016, 10.36 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • India inks Rs 5,000 cr deal with US for 145 M777 howitzers

    India inks Rs 5,000 cr deal with US for 145 M777 howitzers  

    Breaking the Bofors jinx, India and the US today inked a nearly Rs 5,000 crore deal for 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers, which will be mostly deployed near the borders with China.

    30 Nov 2016, 10.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Housing demand at 4.2 mn in top 8 cities in 5 years: Report

    Housing demand at 4.2 mn in top 8 cities in 5 years: Report  

    Total demand for urban housing is estimated at 4.2 million units during the period 2016-2020 across the top eight cities, according to a report.

    30 Nov 2016, 10.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Netflix to allow TV, movie downloads for offline viewing

    Netflix to allow TV, movie downloads for offline viewing  

    "While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we've often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited," Netflix said in a blogpost.

    30 Nov 2016, 9.28 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Rahul`s Twitter account hacked, expletives-laden tweets posted

    Rahul's Twitter account hacked, expletives-laden tweets posted  

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's official Twitter account was tonight hacked and some expletives-laden tweets were posted.

    30 Nov 2016, 9.28 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Delhi`s air quality enters red zone again

    Delhi's air quality enters red zone again  

    With a drop in wind speed and the return of fog, the air quality of the national capital turned 'severe' today, following a fairly long period when strong wind movement had helped keep the pollutants at bay.

    30 Nov 2016, 9.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • TRAI seeks views on issues over closure of telecom services

    TRAI seeks views on issues over closure of telecom services  

    To ensure customers do not face trouble when a telecom operator shuts down services, TRAI has sought public view on issues such as mechanism and timeframe for informing subscribers, and changes in mobile number portability nor...

    30 Nov 2016, 8.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt to open bank accounts of workers in unorganised sector

    Govt to open bank accounts of workers in unorganised sector  

    "We have started this campaign from November 26, 2016 in respect of workers of organised and unorganised sectors who do not have bank accounts," Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya told reporters here.

    30 Nov 2016, 8.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India invites global bids for filling strategic oil storage

    India invites global bids for filling strategic oil storage  

    India has invited bids from global oil firms and traders to lease out capacity in the newly built underground strategic oil storage at Padur in Karnataka.

    30 Nov 2016, 8.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt approves new visa to attract foreigners, boost trade

    Govt approves new visa to attract foreigners, boost trade  

    Aiming to attract more tourists and boost trade, government today approved a new liberalised visa policy that include long-term multiple-entry comprehensive visa by merging tourist, business, medical and conference visas into one.

    30 Nov 2016, 8.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • RBI relaxes cash balance requirements for lenders

    RBI relaxes cash balance requirements for lenders  

    In a statement, the central bank said that all scrapped currency notes held in their chests will be counted as part of their cash balance.

    30 Nov 2016, 7.40 pm  |  Source: Reuters

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