Now petrol, railway tickets and insurance policies of public sector companies will cost less if bought through debit/credit cards or other digital modes.
The agency placed the seven middlemen – including the relative of a government official – under arrest on Monday under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Public transport came to a standstill in Chennai with buses and suburban trains suspended and the airport shut.
The scheme will give tax dodgers another chance to come clean by paying 50% of tax on the junked currency deposited in banks post demonetisation.
Mistry also ceases to be the chairman of the company following his removal as director.
Only two of the 13 people trapped under the debris of the under-construction building were rescued alive.
The court also clarified that the doors of the theatres need not be bolted when the national anthem is played.
The court also asked why senior officer R K Dutta, who was supervising the 2G and coal scam cases, was shifted out.
During initial investigations, most attention was centred on Tyagi whose cousins allegedly received kick-backs through various north Indian shell companies.
The finance minister announced that the government will expedite cashless payments in the country and has declared a slew of measures facilitating digital transaction.
The Havelock and Neil islands have been hit the most by the cyclonic weather conditions caused by a severe depression over the Bay of Bengal.
The order was issued by the Karnataka high court on a writ petition seeking the removal of the cap on withdrawals imposed by government and RBI.
Data sent by RESOURCESAT-2A would be useful for agricultural applications like crop area and crop production estimation, drought monitoring, soil mapping, cropping system analysis and farm advisories generation.
The 44.4 metre tall PSLV C36 is expected to place the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A into an 827 km polar sun synchronous orbit in about 18 minutes after lift off.
Ten people were killed and 15 injured in a fire at an explosive-making unit at Murugapatti, about 40 km from Tirichirappalli.
“It (demonetisation) undermines notes, it undermines bank accounts, it undermines the entire economy of trust.” Sen told NDTV.
The court also directed that the national flag should be shown on screen when the anthem is played.
The government has alleged that black money hoarders are using poor people’s Jan Dhan accounts to deposit their ill-gotten money.
The court also said it will not pass a final order without going into the research on the impact of firecrackers on air quality.
Senior counsel for the petitioners Prashant Bhushan says that they will file a fresh affidavit with more documents.
The court directed the Delhi police force to file a status report within three days.
Padgaonkar was appointed one of the members of the three-member Interlocutors Group on Jammu and Kashmir, set up by the government after continuous unrest in the Valley in 2008.
The female elephant died 19 hours after falling into the pit at the site of Patanjali Herbal and Mega Food Park in Assam’s Sonitpur district.
Forex dealers said besides a strong month-end demand for the American currency from importers, continued capital outflows by foreign funds and the dollar’s bull run on an imminent hike in the Fed’s interest rates mainly weighed on the domestic currency.
Pakistan’s DGMO was exhorted to exercise strict control on Pakistani troops to refrain from any “nefarious activities”, a report on the call, said.
Of the over 5 lakh responses so far, only 2% have rated the move as ‘very poor’ or ‘one star’, according to the survey result.
Faced with economic challenges and in an effort to make its back offices more digital, the Indian engineering giant made the layoffs across businesses in the first half of the current financial year.
A Padma Vibhushan award recipient, Menon worked on cosmic rays and particle physics, and distinguished himself with investigations in the field.
The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals in the area.
Dealers said dollar’s strengthening against rivals overseas following hints of interest rate hike in December from US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen also weighed on the domestic currency.
India has issued a demarche to Pakistan on “continued violations of ceasefire along the LoC” and strongly condemned “increased concentration of terrorists observed across the border in the vicinity of Pakistani forward posts”.
Cyrus Mistry says move to remove him as Tata Global Beverages Chairman is repeat of illegality that Tata Sons Board did on Oct 24.
This would prevent certain syndicates and certain kind of people coming to a branch again and again, the economic affairs secretary said.
The assailant pumped bullets in the victim’s stomach from point-blank range.
“Why should I bind myself? I should say I am a responsible nuclear power and I will not use it irresponsibly. This is my [personal] thinking,” Parrikar said.
The government will introduce the new notes with more security features, while the notes of lower denominations will continue to be legal tender.
Narendra Modi, during the SAARC summit in Nepal in November 2014, had announced launching of a SAARC satellite as a gift for the benefit of members of the regional grouping in various fields, including telecommunication and telemedicine.
Officials said that the decision has been put on hold until the time NDTV’s appeal for review is dealt with.
The counsel for the state government, which had earlier supported the ban on women’s entry into the temple in its additional affidavit filed in July this year, told the apex court it will now go by its original response.
Chinese troops took positions on the perceived Line of Actual Control and demanded that canal work in in Demchok sector – located 250 km east of Leh –be stopped as either side needs to take permission before undertaking any work.