Submitted by Karthik on 24 September, 2012 - 00:56
The RBI has asked all banks to disable the cash retraction facility that is a feature in all ATMs. This facility ensures that if a customer forgets to collect his cash and leaves the ATM, then the machine will suck the currency notes back in and credit the appropriate amount back into the customer's account. However, the RBI has noted that banks were reporting a number of instances where this feature was being abused by frauds:
Submitted by Karthik on 21 September, 2012 - 01:02
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITy) has launched what appears to be a prototype effort at a search engine dedicated to service Indian customers not conversant with English. Dubbed Sandhan, the interface currently supports five languages—Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu—and primarily answers queries particular to Indian tourism.
Submitted by Karthik on 14 September, 2012 - 13:41
An article in LiveMint follows the trail of idols stolen by small-time smugglers from abandoned temples in rural Tamilnadu all the way to their eventual sale for huge sums of money in the United States and elsewhere.
Submitted by Karthik on 12 September, 2012 - 20:10
A question on quora.com asked for phrases peculiar to Indian English which are often baffling to the rest of the world. A user named Pushpendra Mohta provided this answer.
Submitted by Karthik on 10 September, 2012 - 18:53
Submitted by Karthik on 8 September, 2012 - 13:39
For all those peeps who pronounce Hyundai as hyoon-daai or worse.
Submitted by Karthik on 8 September, 2012 - 01:43
ET and a number of other papers are making full use of a report submitted in parliament yesterday which catalogues the number of deaths registered during clinical trials in India.
Submitted by Karthik on 1 September, 2012 - 13:14
"Saw this tractor was jacked up and had a rope tied through the wheel. Didn't understand why. Maybe waiting for parts? They showed me later what the rope was for."
Submitted by Karthik on 30 August, 2012 - 02:18
The Indian Army has issued a tender for 20 "mini" UAVs for deployment in Jammu and Kashmir. Their stated use is for counter-terrorism operations where they will be employed for information-gathering purposes. The tender is open to all "global original equipment manufacturers".
Submitted by Karthik on 28 August, 2012 - 23:43
The 'science of life' aka Ayurveda is now getting chic in India as well. According to this article on Livemint, some serious spin has been imparted to it "at Threesixty°, the buzzing world-cuisine restaurant at The Oberoi, New Delhi". Prior to being served, you are apparently 'sized-up' based on your build and personality which places you in one of the following categories: