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RBI Increases Daily Withdrawal Limit to Rs.10,000 January 17, 2017 09:14

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has again increased the cash withdrawal limit from the ATM to Rs 10,000 per card. The weekly withdrawal limits remain to Rs.24,000. The current account holders can withdraw up to Rs 1 lakh per week. Previously, current account holders withdrawal limit was only up to Rs 50,000. The facility has been extended to overdraft and cash credit accounts as well.   After the government banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, RBI had imposed these limits. The withdrawal limits will be removed completely after RBI supplied sufficient amount of new notes. The daily withdrawal limit has been changed a number of times since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the note ban. According to a Bank of India executive, "the supply of currency notes (of various denominations) from December 2016 had increased substantially, leading to improved availability at branches and ATMs. While dispensing currency notes, the bank’s own customers were the priority."   "Compared to the last month, more currency notes were being sent to semi-urban and rural networks", said the banker. "The increase in current account withdrawal would greatly aid small businesses as well as companies that have to pay wages to employees in cash. Many small units had to be closed down as owners could not pay in cash. Now, those units can hope to be back in business", as usual, bankers added. Cash Withdrawal Limit from ATM Exceeds to Rs. 4,500 Per Day BY M. DIVYA SRI

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SC Allows Woman to Terminate her Pregnancy January 16, 2017 16:49

In a unusual verdict, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Mumbai-based woman to undergo termination as the foetus does not have a skull. The woman is in her 24th week of pregnancy. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao allowed a 22-year-old woman to terminate her pregnancy taking her medical report into consideration. The medical board of King Edward Memorial hospital in Mumbai suggested that the foetus would not be able to survive without the skull and requested for abortion. "We consider it appropriate and in the interest of justice, particularly the right of the petitioner to preserve her life by permitting her to undergo the termination of pregnancy under the Medical Termination Of Pregnancy Act," the bench said. The bench also directed that the termination of pregnancy should be performed in the presence of a team of doctors of the hospital who should maintain a complete record of the termination procedure. Referring to the report of the seven-member medical board, the bench said, "The medical evidence clearly suggests that there is no point in allowing the petitioner to run in full course since the foetus would not be able to survive outside the uterus without a skull." The woman had approached the apex court asking permission to undergo the abortion because of the abnormalities in the foetus. As per Indian law, abortion is not permitted after 20 weeks of pregnancy. 10 years, 13 times pregnant to escape jail BY M. DIVYA SRI

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'123456' is the Most Common Password in 2016: Report January 16, 2017 14:10

According to a recent research,  numeric combination of '123456' was the most common password of 2016, followed by '123456789' and 'qwerty' in the year 2016. The study also found that four of the top 10 passwords on the list are six characters or shorter. Passwords '12345678', '111111', '1234567890', '1234567', 'password', '123123', '987654321' were among the top ten list. "This is stunning in light of the fact that, as we have reported, today's brute-force cracking software and hardware can unscramble those passwords in seconds," according to the US-based password management company Keeper Security. "Website operators that permit such flimsy protection are either reckless or lazy," the company said. "Nearly 17 percent of users are safeguarding their accounts with '123456'. What really perplexed us is that so many website operators are not enforcing password security best practices," it said. Mark Zuckerberg Twitter and Pinterest Accounts Hacked BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Atif Aslam Stops his Concert to Rescue a Girl from Eve-Teasers January 16, 2017 12:19

Recently, in a music concert in Karachi, Pakistani singer Atif Aslam has set a great example for everyone. He rescued a girl who was being assaulted by some men in the crowd. The video of this has gone viral on social media. In a video, Atif is seen stopping his mid-performance and scolding the men who were eve-teasing a girl in the front row. He said "Tumne kabhi ladki nahi dekhi hai? Tumhari maa-behen bhi ho sakti hai yahaan par." The crowd is seen bursting into a loud cheer and chanting "Atif, Atif" as he asks his security personnel to escort the girl to her safety. On the work front, Atif Aslam's album has been released recently called 'Pehli Dafa' featuring Ileana D'Cruz in India. VIDEO: Anupama's Whopping Remuneration for her next BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Turkish Cargo Jet Crashed Near Kyrgyzstan, 30 Killed January 16, 2017 11:35

"A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 30 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in the dense fog", Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane had to make a stopover at Manas, which is near the capital city Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul. It crashed while trying to land in poor visibility at 7:31 a.m. (0131 GMT). "The doomed plane damaged 15 buildings in the village", said Mukhammed Svarov, head of crisis management centre at the emergencies ministry, adding that "at least 30 people had been killed". Kyrgyzstan's transport ministry said "there were five people on board. It identified the plane as a Turkish Airlines Boeing 747-400, but the company said it belonged to another Turkish firm, ACT Airlines." "Our condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the tragic incident involving an ACT Airlines aircraft in Kyrgyzstan," Turkish Airlines said on its Twitter account. Jet Airways Flight Skids off the Runway in Goa, 15 Passengers Injured BY M. DIVYA SRI

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SC to Hear Dec 16 Gangrape Convicts Plea January 16, 2017 11:23

In another new twist to December 16 Nirbhaya gangrape case, the supreme court on Monday will be hearing the plea filed by the convicts Mukesh,  Akshay,  Pawan and Vinay. The plea challenged the Delhi High court order which sentenced the four convicts to the gallows after keeping in view the fact that it was a rarest of the rare case. The appeal is being heard by the Apex Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra. Previously,  the apex court had rejected the request by two amici curiae - senior counsel Raju Ramachandran and Sanjay R Hegde to withdraw from helping the court in the trial of appeals by the convicts in the gang rape case. Asking both to continue assisting the court in the hearing of the appeals by the four accused convicted and sentenced to death, the three-judge bench comprising of justices Dipak Misra, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan said: "We can appreciate the anguish expressed by the learned amici curiae". On December 3 last year, amicus curiae Sanjay Hegde questioned the evidence produced by the prosecution. He came out with certain points questioning the merit of evidence. According to Hegde, one of the convicts, Mukesh, was not with the prime culprit Ram Singh when the offence was committed as both their mobile locations were at different locations. Nirbhaya: SC decision out about petition to block juvenile’s release BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Man Held With 1.19 kg Gold Biscuits by RGIA Enforcement Officials January 16, 2017 10:18

The RGI Airport Enforcement officials arrested a passenger who was smuggling 1.19 kg gold. When the passenger walked through the green channel he had hidden six gold biscuits in his rectum. Customs officials said "the seized gold costs around Rs 34.46 lakh in the international bullion market."   "Air Intelligence Unit officials intercepted the passenger, who arrived from Jeddah by an Air India flight, after receiving specific inputs", customs sources said. “The passenger, who belongs to Mumbai, had concealed six gold bars in his rectum. He has been detained,” an official said. "Although the passenger tried to take the green channel declaring he was not carrying anything dutiable, customs officials took him for a frisk. The passenger was uneasy while walking and was nervous,” an official said. Customs officials suspect the passenger hid the gold bars into his body in the aircraft’s washroom minutes before he arrived at the airport. He had planned to take them out as soon as he comes out of the airport. A case was registered against the passenger and a probe is on. Jewelers Sold 15 Tonnes Gold on Nov 8-9 After Note Ban Announcement BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Delhi Serial Rapist Arrested for Raping Many Minor Girls January 16, 2017 09:59

A 38-year-old serial rapist, who sexually assaulted many minor girls has been arrested on Saturday by the Delhi Police. During the interrogation, the accused Sunil Rastogi accepted his crime. Not only that, many shocking facts came out which twisted police mind. Police said "during interrogation, the accused, revealed that he belongs to Rampur in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and regularly took a train to Delhi or Ghaziabad to target schoolgirls. The man has lost count of the girls he has raped so far." The accused was arrested after a 10-year-old girl managed to flee when he tried to rape her. She ran away from the building where she was confined and contacted her parents. Then her parents immediately informed the police. The police registered a FIR in New Ashok Nagar police station on January 10 to lodge a complaint. Within few hours, another minor girl, aged nine, approached the police station with a similar complaint. Police did medical examinations and later recorded both parents' statements. Two separate cases were lodged under relevant sections of IPC. When police counselled the 10-year-old victim, she said that she knew the streets where the accused walked with her. She also told the police that when she was returning home from school, the culprit came and gave her a cloth stating that her father was calling her. Inspector CR Meena, SHO, New Ashok Nagar police station, and ACP (Kalyanpuri) Rahul Alwal to take up the investigation. The girl was asked to show the building where she was taken. The police team along with counsellor accompanied the girl who showed routes. The police team examined a CCTV camera which was installed at a house near the crime scene. In the footage, the girl was seen walking with the accused. The police came across another case which was lodged last year in December where another nine-year-old girl was raped in New Ashok Nagar by the same accused. When the police interrogated with the locals of the area they found out that the accused name was Sunil Rastogi who is working as a tailor in East Delhi's New Ashok Nagar since 2004. "Based on a tip-off then police arrested him on Saturday. Further investigation revealed that he is a resident of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. He lives with a handicapped wife, two sons and three daughters. In Rampur, he works as a tailor at SS Tailor Shop" said Deputy Commissioner of Police (East District) Omvir Singh. Singh said that "he admitted to targeting girls aged between seven and 10. Whenever he would find any minor girl going home from school, he used to mislead her on the pretext that her father had sent some clothes or some other articles to give her and take her to an isolated place, he added. In another shocking revelation, he confessed that to rape the minors he used to board a local morning train from Rampur to Ghaziabad." "In the morning hours, he used to target girls studying in schools in Ghaziabad. In case, he could not find his target, he would travel up to New Ashok Nagar (the places he was familiar to) and fool a minor girl saying 'her father is calling her' by handing over some clothes to her," a source close to the investigation told Mail Today. The source further added that "he used to take the girls to an isolated place, preferably to isolated buildings and rape them. Later, in the evening he used to return. For more than three years, he has been following this schedule." Police also counselled Rastogi's own daughter as they suspected that the accused might have sexually assaulted his own daughters as well. "On interrogation, Sunil Rastogi admitted he has committed the similar offences with many more girls in New Ashok Nagar, Ghaziabad and Rudrapur in Uttarakhand. It has also been revealed from the interrogation that many cases, including molestation, theft and cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, were registered against the accused at various police stations in Rudrapur, Delhi and Ghaziabad," said Singh. Woman teaches lesson to molester BY M. DIVYA SRI

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2 Year Old Boy Burnt by Nanny in New York January 16, 2017 09:10

In a shocking incident, a 2-year-old Indian-origin baby boy was burnt by his nanny with a curling iron in the New York suburb of Baldwin. The whole incident was captured on CCTV which lead to her arrest. "The boy’s mother, Angela Persaud, noticed the signs of the burning on little Alexander’s hand and feet and checked the security camera video in their home in the New York suburb of Baldwin, WABC TV reported on Friday. The recording showed the nanny, Nasipho Nxumalo, burning him and she called the police", the station said. The incident came out only after police arrested Nxumalo, 21, on Thursday. She was charged with assault and threatening the welfare of a child, according to media reports. NBC New York reported that according to court documents, the woman admitted her crime, saying, “The child wouldn’t listen. I wanted to discipline him using the iron, so I burned him.” The injuries were not serious, according to the mother. “It’s a little superficial burn now, but it was faded,” she told WABC. The incident took place when the boy's parents were at work and the nanny was looking after the baby. Describing what she saw on the security camera video, Angela Persaud told WCBS that "the nanny pulled out the curling iron several times. She heated it up. You see her showing him that it's going to be hot.” Daycare Staff Arrested for Assaulting 10 Months Old Toddler in Mumbai BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Anupama’s Whopping Remuneration for her next January 15, 2017 12:42

Anupama Parameshwaran is the latest sensation in Tollywood and the young actress is busy wrapping up films in quick successions. After massive hits like A..Aa and Premam, the actress is testing her luck with Sharwanand’s Shatamanam Bhavathi which has been slated for January 14th release.  The actress has been considered for the female lead’s role in Ramcharan’s next movie which will be directed by Sukumar. The director locked the actress after she has been auditioned for the role. It was Anupama’s remuneration that worried the makers after which the makers started hunting for an alternate female lead. With no match, Anupama has been convinced and she will be paid Rs 35 lakhs as remuneration for the film. She is reportedly said to have charged Rs 20 lakhs for Shatamanam Bhavathi and she has been quoting Rs 50 lakhs for her upcoming movies. Anupama has some more movies in pipeline and she is yet to sign her next after Ramcharan’s film.

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