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Dear parents, you can contribute to Oxford English Dictionary!
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Dear parents, you can contribute to Oxford English Dictionary!

The dictionary would like to hear about new words and senses of familiar words from parents.Illustration by Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Parents take note! The Oxford English Dictionary's publisher, Oxford University Press, has appealed for ideas from users of the parenting website Mumsnet. It said it would like to hear about brand new words and new senses of familiar words. Suggestions from parents on Mumsnet include 'hangry', 'defleated', and 'whinese'. Fi Mooring, senior ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Just what the doctor ordered

'Indian doctors have also been wary of patients learning about drugs and brand names.''Probably harking back to the Brahmanical tradition of preserving information and knowledge from getting polluted by the lower classes,' says Ambi Parameswaran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It is now 20 years since the US Food and Drug Administration allowed direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medication. This sector, known as DTC, has been the fastest growing sector in mass media ...
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FinMin okays 8.65% interest rate on EPF

The bill to amend payment of gratuity Act in order to double the ceiling of tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh, would soon be placed before the Union Cabinet for approval. Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday said that the finance ministry has approved 8.65 per cent interest rate on EPF deposits for 2016-17. The minister's statement has laid to rest apprehensions among formal sector workers that they would get lower rate of interest than the 8.65 per cent approved by the Employees' ...
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Does the key to Digital India lie with your local cable operator?

The cable TV industry has connected more than 100 million households in the country. If a feasible business model is worked out for cable operators, they will not only build the last-mile networks, but also market them among the local population telling people the benefits as well as how to utilise them, says T V Ramachandran. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com.  With the announcement by ACT Fibernet in March this year, Hyderabad has become India's first city to offer one gigabyte per ...
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Note ban effect: I-T lens on 60,000 depositors

Includes those dealing in high-value property and petrol pump owners After receiving a lukewarm response to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY), the income tax (I-T) department has zeroed in on 60,000 persons who deposited “excessive” cash after the note ban. These include those dealing in high-value property and petrol pump owners. Of the 60,000 persons, 1,300 are “high risk” ones who, along with the remaining, would be probed for possible black money ...
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Dangerous to be a journalist in today's world

Journalists all over the world have been disappearing and some have never been heard again, says Narain D Batra.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Journalism is a hazardous profession. CBS News correspondent Lara Logan suffered a brutal sexual assault in Egypt's Tahrir Square in 2011 while covering the country's Arab Spring upheaval. In 2014, an Islamic State video showed the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist who was held hostage by the militants. Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Direct tax mop-up till February high but below target

March requires 20% jump to meet year's goal; CBDT chief tells staff to sweat it out to meet target Direct tax collection grew by 10.7 per cent in the first 11 months of this financial year (April 2016 till February 2017) over the same period a year before, less than the set target. The full-year target is Rs 8.47 lakh crore or 14.3 per cent more. With Rs 6.17 lakh crore collected in these 11 months, March has to see a 20-plus per cent growth to achieve the target. The subdued tax numbers were ...
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Office space yields are falling.... and property owners are celebrating!

The lower yield is better for property landlords as it indicates an appreciation in the capital value of the property. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com.   In February 2017, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance bought an entire floor of 60,000 square feet (chargeable area), leased to Tata Communications, in the Crescenzo building at the Bandra Kurla Complex, considered Mumbai’s micro-market, for Rs 147 crore. Tata Communications pays a rent of Rs 177 per square foot per month (on ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Don't threaten, warn or issue show cause notice to taxpayers under Operation Clean Money, CBDT tells taxman

The department had sent SMSes and emails to 18 lakh people who made suspicious deposits of over Rs 500,000 during the 50-day demonetisation period. The CBDT on Tuesday asked the taxman to ensure there is no "threat, warning or show cause" notice to taxpayers contacted by it under 'Operation Clean Money' that is aimed at checking black money post-note ban. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy-making body of the Income Tax department, brought out an eight-page instruction leaflet ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Digitising our country of sceptics

M Muneer believes segmenting the population on the basis of their propensity to embrace new technologies is the key to driving digitisation. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The pronouncements and predicaments of the demonetisation tsunami have still not ebbed. The new wave of digitisation and the cashless economy is consuming more ink in print and burning more bytes in social media than any other topic. The debate is on whether or not we have enough penetration of technology, power, ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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