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Why are digital wallet players worried?

Why are digital wallet players worried?

Digital transaction players are hurriedly drawing up a memorandum to be taken to the central bank in hope of having a few of the guidelines -- such as full Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance in 12 months -- overturned, reports Karan Choudhury. The roller coaster ride continues for digital money players. From an initial high of more than 450 million new customers soon after demonetisation, many are staring at a massive loss of user base, thanks to the new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines ..., 18 minutes ago

A lot more Weinsteins out there, says Priyanka

Actress Priyanka Chopra at an event in the US on Thursday weighed in on the question if there was a Harvey Weinstein in Bollywood as well.  When Chopra was asked by the interviewer if she had faced any sexual harassment in her career, she replied saying she felt this wasn't a problem restricted to just the film industry, and that it was more about a man's domination of women, reports the Times of India.  The Times report quotes Priyanka as saying: "How many of you, at some point ...
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Tillerson's India visit: China top of agenda

'We appreciate his positive evaluation of the relationship and share his optimism about its future directions.''We look forward to welcoming him in India next week for detailed discussions on further strengthening of our partnership,' the MEA said on Friday.Archis Mohan reports. India has described Wednesday's speech by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as a 'significant policy statement on India-US relations and its future'. Tillerson is scheduled to visit India next week. A statement from ...
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Missing Pak journo who fought for Indian prisoner's rights rescued

A Pakistani woman journalist who was allegedly kidnapped while pursuing the case of an Indian engineer two years ago has been rescued, officials said.  Zeenat Shahzadi, a 26-year-old reporter of Daily Nai Khaber and Metro News TV channel, went missing on August 19, 2015, when some unidentified men allegedly kidnapped her while she was en route to her office in an auto-rickshaw from her home in a populated locality of Lahore.  Shahzadi was believed to have 'forcibly disappeared' while ...
 Rediff.com33 minutes ago Of Mughals, Taj Mahal and 'traitors'  Rediff.com20 hours ago Can Apple Pay repeat its US success story in India?  Rediff.com1 day ago

Delhi plans major push for public transport to reduce pollution

To prevent further worsening of air quality from 'very poor' to 'severe', the Delhi government is planning publicity and outreach programmes to encourage use of public transport. It has approached the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to expand the frequency of service. It also plans to increase the service of the Delhi Transport Corporation, which is its own agency, reports Shreya Jai in Business Standard.  Officials rule out re-introduction of the earlier experiments with partial ...
 Rediff.com43 minutes ago Day after Diwali, Delhi's air quality in 'severe' zone  Rediff.com16 hours ago

Naidu undergoes angiography test

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday underwent an angiography test at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi following which a stent was placed to treat his condition, doctors said. Naidu, 68, was stable and under observation, a senior doctor said.  "Angiography was performed on the vice president which showed narrowing of one of the vessels in his heart and to treat that condition a stent was placed," the doctor said. He is likely to be discharged today, the doctor added.  Naidu was ...
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Kamal, Pa Ranjith ask BJP to back off from Vijay's 'Mersal'

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has thrown his weight behind the makers of Vijay-starrer Mersal, asking those opposing the just-released Tamil movie over references to the GST to "counter criticism with logical response".  In a Twitter post, Haasan said: "Mersal was certified. Don't re-censor it."  "Counter criticism with logical response. Don't silence critics. India will shine when it speaks," he said.  Haasan had a few years ago threatened to leave India in the wake of protests ...
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HC declares Maha transport corpn workers' strike illegal

Terming the ongoing strike of the employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) "illegal", the Bombay high court on Friday directed them to resume work immediately.  In a late evening order, Justice S K Shinde also directed the committee, set up by the state government to look into the employees' issues, to submit its interim report by November 15 and the final report on December 21.  Over one lakh MSRTC employees went on an indefinite strike on Tuesday, ...
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35 Egyptian cops killed in shootout with Islamists

At least 35 Egyptian policemen were reportedly killed in a shootout with Islamists in Giza.  The policemen came under fire during a raid on a suspected hideout in Egypt's western desert.  According to reports, the exchange of gunfire took place in the al-Wahat al-Bahriya district in the Giza governorate on Friday. ...
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Indian-American Congressman moves Diwali resolution in US House

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives recognising the religious and historical significance of the festival of lights, Diwali to millions of Indian-Americans.  The resolution was introduced yesterday and has the backing of five other lawmakers. Co-sponsored by Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna, Tulsi Gabbard, Ami Bera and Joe Crowley, the resolution has been sent to the House Foreign Relations Committee for necessary ...
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