Banks to charge Rs 150 after 4 free transactions

AMN / Some banks, including HDFC, ICICI and Axis Bank are now started charging a minimum amount of 150 Rupees on cash withdrawal and beyond four transactions in a month. The move was seen aimed at discouraging cash transactions and furthering the digital payment drive. Leading private sector player HDFC Bank said in a circular … Continue reading Banks to charge Rs 150 after 4 free transactions

India condemns twin terror attacks in Kabul

India has strongly condemned the twin terror attacks in Kabul yesterday killing more than a dozen people. Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement that India has been a victim of terrorist violence and understands the pain and suffering of the people of Afghanistan. New Delhi reiterated its resolve to work with Kabul to … Continue reading India condemns twin terror attacks in Kabul

Internet users in India to cross 450 mn by June

AMN Internet users in the country are expected to be in the range of 450 to 465 million by June this year. This was stated in a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and Indian Market Research Bureau. The report said that there were 432 million users in December last year. Of … Continue reading Internet users in India to cross 450 mn by June

Amjad Hussain of Pakistan is new Secretry General of SAARC

AMN / Amjad Hussain B Sial of Pakistan has become new Secretary-General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). He assumed the charge in Kathmandu yesterday. Outgoing Secretary General Arjun Bahadur Thapa of Nepal had completed his term on Tuesday. Mr. Sial has 33 years of experience in Pakistan’s foreign service. He has also … Continue reading Amjad Hussain of Pakistan is new Secretry General of SAARC

Aadhaar card mandatory for settlement of Pension claims: EPFO

AMN / Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, EPFO has clarified that furnishing of Aadhaar is mandatory for final settlement of pension claims. EPFO reiterated in a statement that the requirement of submitting Aadhaar is not insisted for the time being, only in withdrawal benefit cases under Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995. Furnishing of Aadhaar is still mandatory … Continue reading Aadhaar card mandatory for settlement of Pension claims: EPFO

Defence ministry orders CBI probe into Army exam paper leak

AMN The Ministry of Defence has ordered a CBI inquiry into the leak of question papers for the Army’s recruitment examination for soldiers which was detected by the Thane Police in Maharashtra on Sunday. The leak of papers had led to the cancellation of the test for the entire Pune Zone. Our Correspondent quoting sources … Continue reading Defence ministry orders CBI probe into Army exam paper leak

Brexit bill delayed as Lords back EU nationals’ rights

The House of Lords in Britain, voted yesterday the government’s European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill to amend and thereby delay a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to begin Brexit negotiations, demanding guarantees for EU nationals living in Britain. Peers voted by 358 to 256 for an amendment requiring ministers protect the rights of … Continue reading Brexit bill delayed as Lords back EU nationals’ rights

13 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Sri Lankan Navy apprehended thirteen fishermen from Tamil Nadu today morning when they were fishing near Kodiakarai. The fishermen were taken to Kankesanthurai for questioning. Sri Lankan Navy apprehended thirteen fishermen from Nagai and Rameswaram when they were fishing near Kodiakarai. The Lankan Navy also detained two fishing boats. Local fishermen urge the immediate release … Continue reading 13 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

India, Oman to enhance defence ties

India and Oman have explored ways to enhance cooperation between their navies during the talks of Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba with top defence brass of the strategically important Gulf nation. Navy Chief Admiral, who arrived in Oman on the second leg of his two-nation tour, called on Oman’s Defence Minister Bader al Busaidi and … Continue reading India, Oman to enhance defence ties

Syria army enters IS-held Palmyra

Syria’s army entered the ancient city of Palmyra today after fierce battles against the Islamic State terrorist group. According to the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahman, the army has entered a western neighbourhood of Palmyra and has seized control of part of it. The monitor said that there are … Continue reading Syria army enters IS-held Palmyra