How to tell who is using your Wi-Fi

Most Wi-Fi routers have security enabled by default, so when you look through any list of nearby Wi-Fi hotspots you’ll typically see a padlock next to all of them. Still, some routers have ‘open’ or unsecured Wi-Fi which means anyone can connect and use the internet without entering a password.

But how do you tell who is connected and using your Wi-Fi?

Use your router’s admin page

The best – but not easiest – way is to log on to your router and use its interface to check which devices are connected.

It’s possible to do this from a phone, but you’re better off using a PC or tablet with a bigger screen since most routers aren’t optimised for phone use.

In your web browser’s address bar type 192.168.1.1 and hit Enter. This works for many routers, but others use other IP addresses. The address might be printed on a sticker on the router, or it might be in your router’s manual. If you changed it yourself, that won’t help, but you can reset your router if you’ve forgotten what you set it to. For more, see How to connect to your router.

Every router is different, but all should have an option to view every connected device. Obviously, you’re only interested in those connected via Wi-Fi, so select that option or try to filter the list to only those connected wirelessly.

On the BT Smart Hub, for example, you can click on My Devices on the home page (192.168.1.254) and then on Wireless connections.

When you see the list, you’ll probably find three pieces of information for each device:

  • IP address (e.g. 192.168.1.17)
  • MAC address (e.g. EF-34-4D-9A-FE-36)
  • Friendly name (e.g. Arthurs-iPhone)

Bear in mind that some routers present a list all the connections that have been made in the past, not only those currently connected.

This means you shouldn’t be worried if you see phones from people who aren’t visiting right then. What you really need to do is to account for all the Wi-Fi devices in the list, some of which may not have friendly names. This can be tricky, but even if you can’t account for them all, using the MAC filtering technique below will at least prevent unauthorised devices connecting in future.

If, on the other hand, the fact that someone has connected comes as a surprise to you, this suggests that you don’t have any security set up on your router and it may well be open to all – including other neighbours who live closer by and probably are within range of your network. We suggest that you log back into your router and make sure you set a Wi-Fi password.

Stop people using your Wi-Fi with MAC address filtering

A MAC address is a unique identifier for each Wi-Fi device (and also wired networking devices). Virtually all routers allow you to create a whitelist of MAC addresses and only allow those on the list to connect.

This way, even if your Wi-Fi password is handed out (by your kids to their friends, for example) they won’t be able to connect until their phone’s MAC address has been added to the list.

The way to find a MAC address varies: it might be on a sticker on the device, or you might have to go through settings menus to find it.

 

 

 

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Passport changes from June 2018

Passport office at Mundhwa. Besides changes in address, MEA is also considering changes in colour of passport.

A day after Hindustan Times published a report that passports may no longer be valid proof of address as they may not have the last page, regional passport officer in Pune said that the changes will come into effect from June this year.

HT in its Friday edition had reported that passports may no longer be a valid proof of address for the reason that they may not have the current last page with the address of the passport holder. However, all the information will continue to be possessed by the passport office and the immigration department or security agencies.

JD Vaishampayan, regional passport officer, Pune said that the new passports will be issued from June 2018 once the existing lot is distributed.

“Basically at the time when the financial allocation is done, we decide an estimated number of passports that would be required for the entire year. So, by May 2018, the existing stock of passport will end. Consequently, by June we will start issuing new passports,” said Vaishampayan. The new passports will be printed at the India Security Press, Nashik, said Vaishampayan.

Earlier, confirming that changes could happen from “next series” of passport being issued, Surendra Kumar, under secretary of policy and legal matters and visa division at ministry of external affairs, said that the new decision has been taken to protect details of passport users. “The decision to keep the last page of passport blank has been taken to protect the details contained,” said Kumar.

According to officials, the details of the passport holders are in the back-end with the officials. Since 2012, all the passports have had a bar code and by simply scanning them, the information can be accessed. Currently the first page of passport has the photograph as well as other details of the passport holder; the address is printed on the last page.

Speaking about whether these changes in the passport are being done to make Aadhaar the only residence proof , Vibhuti Kumar Bhushan, regional passport officer, Kolkata said, “These changes have nothing to do with the importance of Aadhaar card. Passport is basically a travel document.”

Besides the changes in address, the MEA is also considering changes in colour of passport.

Currently, passports are issued in three colours: white for government officers or to those people who visit other countries for official work of the government; red for diplomats; and blue for all others across two categories — those who require emigration check (ECR) and those who do not (ECNR).

Soon, however, those in the ECR category will have orange passports, Kumar said. This will increase the speed of the process of emigration as the colour of the passport will make it clear whether the emigration check is required or not. The printing of the new ECR passports will be done at the India Security Press at Nashik. In this case too, existing ECR passports will be valid.

Reactions

Dr Kiran Shinde, paediatrician, a Pune resident who practices in Saudi Arabia said, “The decision by the Government of India should be welcomed. In peak hours when I travel to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from India, average time required to clear the process of emigration is one hour. Different queues should be made for the ECR and the ECNR category of passport holders to avoid any confusion. With proper planning and execution, this is certainly a good change and will be quite helpful for the passenger”.

Daud Khan, sales associate, Panasonic from Kuwait said, “In the larger context, the overall idea appears to be good. This will certainly help in crowd management and will save the time consumed in the immigration process. However, it will be too early to comment whether the decision is good or bad. What concerns me is the implementation of it and how well is it received by other countries. Government endeavors are infamous for grave mismanagement and preparation in India. The bearers of ECR Passports are uneducated people. Ergo, if anything goes wrong in another country or even in Indian airports people will panic which can invite some serious problem. Government of India should take such issues in cognizance while preparing the guidelines of implementation of this change”.

Pathan Atahar Khan, a resident of Beed said, “I visit Gulf countries quite often. This year I will be going to Haj Yatra. In this ‘Yatra’ many people belong to the ECR passport category. We are very happy with this customer friendly decision of the government of India. This decision will cut short the lengthy time taken for the process of emigration check. However, the government of India must ensure that for lacking the information of these changes, it does not create a chaos amongst the common man”.

RPO Pune said, “Now that the official decision regarding the changes in the passport have been taken, we will also formulate the policies regarding informing the same to our passengers. However, it will be very premature to speak on any decisions concerning the same.”

Source by hindustantimes

Idea Announces Rs 2,000 Cashback, 10gb Additional Data And Other Exclusive Offers

OnePlus 6 will be officially announced at an event in London later today. The smartphone is one of the most anticipated mobile launch of 2018 and the event is scheduled to kickstart at 9.30PM IST in India. Following its global launch, OnePlus is hosting a dedicated event in Mumbai on May 17 where it is expected to reveal India price and availability of the smartphone.

Now, ahead of its retail availability, Idea Cellular has announced exclusive offer to its customers buying the OnePlus 6. As part of the offer, Idea postpaid customers will get cashback of Rs 2,000 in the form of Rs 100 discount every month for 20 billing cycles. The third largest telecom operator is also offering 10GB additional data per month for 20 months on Nirvana 499 Plan. With Nirvana 499 Plan, OnePlus 6 will not only get additional 10 GB data but will also get the plan at reduced tariff of Rs 399 per month for 20 months.

Apart from tariff benefits, Idea Cellular is also offering device security for four months along with a access to a host of digital content across Idea’s movies, music and game applications. Idea prepaid customers will get up to 370GB additional data in the form of 1.1GB additional data per day on recharge of Rs 199. The plan has validity of 28 days and will be applicable for 12 continuous recharge cycles.

“This collaboration is a perfect example of the best industrial design and technology coming together to enhance 4G, data and digital experience for Idea customers,” said Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular.

To recall, Idea Cellular offers 40GB data per month along with unlimited local and national calls, free roaming 3000 local and national SMS with its Nirvana 499 Postpaid plan. The plan also offers free device security for four months and subscription to Idea apps. With prepaid recharge of Rs 199, Idea Cellular subscribers get 1.4GB data per day, unlimited local and national calls, free roaming and 100 local and national SMS for 28 days.

OnePlus 6 is expected to be the most powerful smartphone yet from the Chinese startup. It is rumored to feature a 6.28-inch display with a cut out similar to that of iPhone X. OnePlus has already confirmed that the smartphone will feature a glass back and will be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC. The smartphone is also expected to launch in Marvel Avengers edition offering 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

There is not much clarity on its camera features just yet but the company CEO has teased camera samples indicating new features. The OnePlus 6 leaks so far suggest repositioned alert slider and a retail price that might make it the most expensive OnePlus smartphone yet.

Source:- bgr

IRCTC Offer: This SBI Card Offers “Free” Train Tickets!

IRCTC Offer: This SBI Card Offers 'Free' Train Tickets!

IRCTC or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation offers free train tickets via a card of the largest lender of the country, State Bank of India (SBI). “Here’s announcing the arrival of exclusivity. Presenting the IRCTC SBI Platinum Card. The only credit card that gives you Free* Train Tickets… The IRCTC SBI Card is brought to you by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) and SBI Cards,” IRCTC said on its website, irctc.co.in. The IRCTC SBI Platinum Card offers 350 reward points, 1.8 per cent transaction charges waiver, 2.5 per cent fuel surcharges waiver, and over 10 per cent value back on railway bookings, said IRCTC.

Benefits of IRCTC SBI Platinum Card

Get up to 10% ticket fare as reward points: Customers can get up to 10 per cent value back on AC1, AC11, CC booking as SBI Card Travel Reward Points for ticket purchases at irctc.co.in.

1.8% transaction charges waiver: Customers can save 1.8 per cent transaction charges (exclusive of GST and all other charges) every time they book their railway tickets online at irctc.co.in with their IRCTC SBI Platinum Card.

Earn free train tickets: You can shop, dine, travel on your IRCTC SBI Platinum Card and earn one reward point for every Rs. 125 spent on non-fuel retail purchases, including railway ticket purchases at irctc.co.in. Customers can redeem all their reward points on irctc.co.in against railway ticket purchases (s).

2.5% transaction fee waiver on fuel purchases: Customers can avail 2.5 per cent transaction fee waiver on fuel purchases across all petrol pumps for transaction amount ranging from Rs. 500-Rs. 3,000 (exclusive of GST and other charges). The maximum surcharge waiver that can be availed is Rs. 100 per statement cycle per credit card account.

Reward points on purchases: Customers get 1 reward point for every Rs. 125 spent on other retail purchases, including railway ticket purchases, at irctc.co.in. One reward point = Re 1. “Apply today get free 350 bonus activation reward points,” said IRCTC.

Offers from VISA: Customers also get “great offers” on travel, gold, dining, and other entertainment options from VISA, according to irctc.co.in.

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How to apply for IRCTC SBI Platinum Card
Customers need to send an SMS typing “RAIL” to 56767. After that, a representative from SBI will contact him/her. You can also visit “Apply Now” section of sbicard.com to apply for this card.

IRCTC has been running special travel packages and trains across domestic and international destinations. IRCTC is offering a three nights and four days package to Nepal, a six-day flight tour package to Sri Lanka, a 10-day package to Gaya and Varanasi, a seven-day tour package to Gangtok and Darjeeling and a Chandigarh-Shimla-Manali air package, among many others. IRCTC is also running the Bharat Darshan tourist train which covers important religious and leisure destinations of the country.

IRCTC-operated Maharajas’ Express is offering ‘the Indian Splendour’ tour package that covers  destinations like Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor and Mumbai.

 

Source by ndtv..

SBI MCLR Rates, Base Rates, Interest Rates, Eligibility – May 2018

Current MCLR rate of SBI ranges from 7.80% to 8.35% varying by reset frequency of the loan. SBI revises MCLR rates on a monthly basis and benchmark its interest rates for home loan and other loans to MCLR rates of different tenor.

Compare Rates of Other Banks
Tenure wise MCLR SBI Rate Today
Overnight 7.80%
1 Month 7.80%
3 Month 7.85%
6 Month 8.00%
1 Year 8.15%
2 Year 8.25%
3 Year 8.35%
SBI Base Rate 8.70%

Base rate to be aligned to MCLR from 1st April 2018 – RBI in its monetary policy on 7th Feb 2018 has mandated that banks’ base rates be linked to MCLR rates. This will benefit SBI home loan and loan against property borrowers whose loans are linked to base rate. Any increase or decrease in SBI MCLR rates will now automatically be applicable to pre 2016 loans that are benchmarked to base rate. In its new monetary policy on 5th April 2018, RBI has kept repo rate unchanged at 6%.

Compare MCLR Base Rate Trend

SBI Interest Rates

SBI Interest Rates
Home Loan Interest Rates 8.35% * Floating Detail
Loan Against Property Rates 10.00% * Floating Detail
Personal Loan Interest Rates 12.50% to 16.60% Detail
Car Loan Interest Rates 9.05% to 9.10% Detail
Business Loan Interest Rates 11.20% to 16.30% Detail
Gold Loan Interest Rates 10.15% to 10.15% Detail
RD Interest Rates 5.75% to 6.75% Detail
Saving Account Interest Rates 3.50% to 4.00% Detail
Fixed Deposit Interest Rates 6.75% to 6.40% Detail

MCLR of SBI

SBI revises its MCLR rate on a monthly basis. Latest MCLR rates of SBI as announced on 01 May 2018 are:

  • Overnight MCLR Rate is 7.80%. The rate was last revised on 01 Feb 2018 to 7.80% from 7.70%
  • 1 Month MCLR Rate is 7.80%. The rate was last revised on 01 Nov 2017 to 7.80% from 7.85%
  • 3 Month MCLR Rate is 7.85%. The rate was last revised on 01 Nov 2017 to 7.85% from 7.90%
  • 6 Month MCLR Rate is 8.00%. The rate was last revised on 01 Feb 2018 to 8.00% from 7.90%
  • 1 Year MCLR Rate is 8.15%. The rate was last revised on 01 Feb 2018 to 8.15% from 7.95%
  • 2 Year MCLR Rate is 8.25%. The rate was last revised on 01 Feb 2018 to 8.25% from 8.05%
  • 3 Year MCLR Rate is 8.35%. The rate was last revised on 01 Feb 2018 to 8.35% from 8.10%

SBI MCLR Rate Trend

Date SBI MCLR
01st May 18 Overnight : 7.80%
1 Month : 7.80%
3 Month : 7.85%
6 Month : 8.00%
1 Year : 8.15%
2 Year : 8.25%
3 Year : 8.35%
01st Apr 18 Overnight : 7.80%
1 Month : 7.80%
3 Month : 7.85%
6 Month : 8.00%
1 Year : 8.15%
2 Year : 8.25%
3 Year : 8.35%
01st Mar 18 Overnight : 7.80%
1 Month : 7.80%
3 Month : 7.85%
6 Month : 8.00%
1 Year : 8.15%
2 Year : 8.25%
3 Year : 8.35%
01st Feb 18 Overnight : 7.80%
1 Month : 7.80%
3 Month : 7.85%
6 Month : 8.00%
1 Year : 8.15%
2 Year : 8.25%
3 Year : 8.35%
01st Jan 18 Overnight : 7.70%
1 Month : 7.80%
3 Month : 7.85%
6 Month : 7.90%
1 Year : 7.95%
2 Year : 8.05%
3 Year : 8.10%
01st Dec 17 Overnight : 7.70%
1 Month : 7.80%
3 Month : 7.85%
6 Month : 7.90%
1 Year : 7.95%
2 Year : 8.05%
3 Year : 8.10%
01st Nov 17 Overnight : 7.70%
1 Month : 7.80%
3 Month : 7.85%
6 Month : 7.90%
1 Year : 7.95%
2 Year : 8.05%
3 Year : 8.10%
01st Oct 17 Overnight : 7.75%
1 Month : 7.85%
3 Month : 7.90%
6 Month : 7.95%
1 Year : 8.00%
2 Year : 8.10%
3 Year : 8.15%
01st Sep 17 Overnight : 7.75%
1 Month : 7.85%
3 Month : 7.90%
6 Month : 7.95%
1 Year : 8.00%
2 Year : 8.10%
3 Year : 8.15%
01st Aug 17 Overnight : 7.75%
1 Month : 7.85%
3 Month : 7.90%
6 Month : 7.95%
1 Year : 8.00%
2 Year : 8.10%
3 Year : 8.15%
01st Jul 17 Overnight : 7.75%
1 Month : 7.85%
3 Month : 7.90%
6 Month : 7.95%
1 Year : 8.00%
2 Year : 8.10%
3 Year : 8.15%
01st Jun 17 Overnight : 7.75%
1 Month : 7.85%
3 Month : 7.90%
6 Month : 7.95%
1 Year : 8.00%
2 Year : 8.10%
3 Year : 8.15%
01st May 17 Overnight : 7.75%
1 Month : 7.85%
3 Month : 7.90%
6 Month : 7.95%
1 Year : 8.00%
2 Year : 8.10%
3 Year : 8.15%
01st Apr 17 Overnight : 7.75%
1 Month : 7.85%
3 Month : 7.90%
6 Month : 7.95%
1 Year : 8.00%
2 Year : 8.10%
3 Year : 8.15%
01st Mar 17 Overnight : 7.75%
1 Month : 7.85%
3 Month : 7.90%
6 Month : 7.95%
1 Year : 8.00%
2 Year : 8.10%
3 Year : 8.15%
01st Feb 17 Overnight : 7.75%
1 Month : 7.85%
3 Month : 7.90%
6 Month : 7.95%
1 Year : 8.00%
2 Year : 8.10%
3 Year : 8.15%
01st Jan 17 Overnight : 7.75%
1 Month : 7.85%
3 Month : 7.90%
6 Month : 7.95%
1 Year : 8.00%
2 Year : 8.10%
3 Year : 8.15%
01st Dec 16 Overnight : 8.65%
1 Month : 8.75%
3 Month : 8.80%
6 Month : 8.85%
1 Year : 8.90%
2 Year : 9.00%
3 Year : 9.05%
01st Nov 16 Overnight : 8.65%
1 Month : 8.75%
3 Month : 8.80%
6 Month : 8.85%
1 Year : 8.90%
2 Year : 9.00%
3 Year : 9.05%
01st Oct 16 Overnight : 8.65%
1 Month : 8.75%
3 Month : 8.80%
6 Month : 8.85%
1 Year : 8.90%
2 Year : 9.00%
3 Year : 9.05%
01st Sep 16 Overnight : 8.85%
1 Month : 8.95%
3 Month : 9.00%
6 Month : 9.05%
1 Year : 9.10%
2 Year : 9.20%
3 Year : 9.25%
01st Aug 16 Overnight : 8.85%
1 Month : 8.95%
3 Month : 9.00%
6 Month : 9.05%
1 Year : 9.10%
2 Year : 9.20%
3 Year : 9.25%
01st Jul 16 Overnight : 8.90%
1 Month : 9.00%
3 Month : 9.05%
6 Month : 9.10%
1 Year : 9.15%
2 Year : 9.25%
3 Year : 9.30%
01st Jun 16 Overnight : 8.90%
1 Month : 9.00%
3 Month : 9.05%
6 Month : 9.10%
1 Year : 9.15%
2 Year : 9.25%
3 Year : 9.30%
01st May 16 Overnight : 8.90%
1 Month : 9.00%
3 Month : 9.05%
6 Month : 9.10%
1 Year : 9.15%
2 Year : 9.25%
3 Year : 9.30%
  • Effective 1st April 2016, SBI has been directed by RBI to fix its loan interest rates benchmarked to MCLR rate which is based on its marginal cost of funds. Earlier, the bank fixed its loan interest rates to Base Rate, which was based on total cost of funds of the bank. SBI MCLR rates for different tenors range from 7.80% to 8.35%.
  • RBI allows banks to set their own MCLR Rate based on their marginal cost of funds which means the cost of raising new funds for the bank. So, SBI decides and announces its MCLR rate regularly based on prescribed formula and policy rate changes by RBI in its monetary policy.
  • Note that the RBI does not decide the MCLR Rate of any bank. RBI only announces the repo rate, which influences the cost of raising new funds for the bank. Banks may or may not decide to change their MCLR rate in response to changes in the repo rate. For instance, SBI may decide to bring a lower cut in their MCLR rate compared to a Repo Rate cut. If RBI cuts the repo rate by 50 basis points or 0.5%, SBI may decide to cut its 1 Year MCLR rate only by 0.25% based on its internal funding and liquidity position. Hence, it is important to compare the MCLR rate change of SBI with that of RBI Repo Rate and MCLR Rate changes of other banks before taking a decision to take a loan from SBI.
  • MCLR rate can be revised by SBI every month. However, it is not mandatory for SBI to revise its rate every month and it may choose to retain the same rate for a longer period keeping them unchanged.

SBI Home Loan Interest Rate and MCLR

  • Every floating rate loan sanctioned by SBI is benchmarked to its MCLR Rate for a particular tenure, say 1 month or 3 month or 6 months.
  • Shorter duration loans such as cash credit, OD facility, personal loans are linked to short tenure MCLR rate while longer duration loans such as home loan, loan against property, vehicle loan are linked to longer duration MCLR rates.
  • The applicable rate of interest on a floating rate loan will consist of two parts – the applicable benchmark rate and the spread or margin above the benchmark.
  • Your loan from SBI will be repriced periodically depending upon the tenure of the MCLR to which it is linked. SBI home loan rate is benchmarked to 1 Year MCLR Base Rate which will be repriced after 1 Year. Say, you take a loan from SBI at current 1 Year MCLR rate of 8.15% plus spread of 20 bps. So, the loan will initially be priced at 8.35%. Its next re-pricing will be done after 1 Year from now. If the 3 Month MCLR rate after 1 Year increases by 10 bps, the loan will be priced at 8.45% for the next period.

 

 

Source by:-myloancare

Amazon Summer Sale 13-16 May – Get upto 70% Off + 10% Discount

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Amazon Summer Sale Offers, Amazon Summer Sale 13-16 May – Get upto 70% Off + 10% Discount via ICICI Bank cards. Amazon has come up with Summer sale commencing from 13th May to 16th May 2018 where you will get the huge discounts on products along with 10% instant discount via ICICI Bank Debit/Credit cards. Now Shop for electronics, home and kitchen appliances, clothing, sports and more. Find top offers on electronics, Home, Kitchen women’s clothing, men’s clothing and kids’ clothing from leading brands. So Hurry up !!

There will be lightening deals, Best deals, Short time deals might be available. Now its your time prepare yourself to shop in Amazon Summer Sale and search wide range of products at unbelievable prices and avail huge discounts. Shop for electronics, home and kitchen appliances, clothing, sports and more. Find top offers on electronics, Home, Kitchen women’s clothing, men’s clothing and kids’ clothing from leading brands. Amazon is here with it’s Amazon Summer Sale commencing from 13th to 16th May 2018 + Get additional 10% discount via HDFC Bank Bank cards. So Hurry up !!

Update:- The company states that buyers who shops using Amazon Pay balance starting May 13th will get extra 10 percent cashback up to Rs 300 Visit Here to avail this Offer. Amazon is also offering ‘Amazon Pay balance only deals’ on Apparel, Storage and Home with instant 10% percent cash back.

Alongside, ICICI Bank is offering customers even more savings during this event with an additional instant discount of 10 percent on site & App when they pay with debit and credit card.

How to Get Discounts on Amazon Summer Sale May 2018:-

1) First of all, Visit Amazon Summer Sale Page || Electronic Sale Page

2) Choose the product which you want to buy.

3) Add the product to your shopping cart.

4) Review your shopping cart.

5) Now Enter your shipping details/address.

6) Now Pay the amount using any of the Payment mode (Note:- Pay the amount using ICICI Bank debit/credit card to get additional 10% instant discount on Amazon website/app OR 10% Cashback via Amazon Pay Balance).

7) Happy Shopping !!…..Read more>>

 

Source by:- rechargetricks

Train Cancelled? Ticket Booking Amount To Get Credited Automatically. Details Here

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The IRCTC (Indian Railways) announced on Friday, in a tweet, on its official twitter handle that in case a train is cancelled from the start station to end station, the PNR (passenger name record) is automatically cancelled following which, the refund of train ticket is processed in the same bank account, through which the payment was made at the time of booking. The tweet further reads that the passenger should visit www.irctc.co.in for further details.

To be able to book a train ticket(s), one can do so on the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation) website or computerized passenger reservation centre of Indian Railways.

For Tatkal Tickets

The passengers must note that booking for Tatkal tickets of AC classes opens at 10 am and for the non-AC classes bookings open at 11 am, but only a day in advance of the actual date of journey. Bulk of the tickets under the Tatkal scheme gets booked in a few minutes of the opening of the booking. Under the tatkal scheme, one single user ID is allowed to place the bookings of only two Tatkal tickets.

Besides, under the Tatkal scheme, only one Tatkal ticket can be booked in a single session (except return journey).

A single user can have only one login session active at one point of time.

However, under the non-tatkal or general ticket booking scheme, advanced reservations can be made up to 120 days in advance.

IRCTC, the e-ticketing arm of Indian Railways, has introduced a new payment mechanism for booking e-tickets, including Tatkal tickets. Now, IRCTC e-wallet users can book rail e-tickets including Tatkal quota tickets through mobile app IRCTC Rail Connect. IRCTC e-wallet is a payment mechanism which enables users to deposit money in advance with IRCTC. This money can be used as a payment option.

Introduced in 1997, the tatkal scheme is meant for booking tickets at a very short notice.

 

Source by  ndtv..

Fake voter ID cards: Parties point fingers at one another

Cong committed many such sins: PM Modi
Referring to the voter ID cardsfound in a flat in RR Nagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed fears that Congressmay have created lakhs of fake voter ID cards to win this assembly election. “Beside these fake ID cards, a voter list containing lakhs of names was also found along with printers and computers. These belonged to those constituencies where voters strength is in lakhs. The impact of one lakh vote in a four lakh voter constituency is huge and the Congress was trying to do this. People must never forgive such a Congress government which is indulging in this kind of dangerous game of politics,” he said. Modi claimed two big steel boxes containing voter slips were also seized and said it is anybody’s guess how many such “paap” (sins) were committed by Congress. Union minister Prakash Javdekar demanded that the election commission“countermand” the RR Nagar polls. “The EC must ensure the owner of the building, Manjula Nanjamari, is arrested immediately and a detailed probe be undertaken,” he added. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra claimed Manjula was a former BJP member and had nothing to do with the party now.

Probe Javadekar, Kumar role: Congress

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala urged the EC to probe the role of Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and HN Ananth Kumar in the voter ID cards case. Describing the incident as a part of a concerted conspiracy by BJP to divert the attention of people, Surjewala urged the EC to file an FIR against BJP candidate from RR Nagar segment and also others involved in the fraud. Surjewala also said the EC should take note of Modi’s statement with regard to the voter ID cards. “It need to be examined as to how Modi has the knowledge of the entire issue and what is the role of BJP top leadership in the fraud,” he said.

JD(S) strongholds targeted: HD Kumaraswamy

JD(S) has lodged a request with the Election Commission to countermand RR Nagar election. Party spokesperson and MLC Ramesh Babu has claimed in the complaint that the incumbent MLA from the segment has 30,000 original and duplicate voter ID cards in his possession. Earlier, campaigning in Badami, party state president HD Kumaraswamy said that RR Nagar was not the only constituency seeing such large-scale fake voter ID cards and manipulations. “Wherever JD(S) is strong, such segments are witnessing manipulation. In Chamundeshwari, villages strongly in favour of JD(S) are being removed from the voters list in connivance with the returning officer. As many as 10,000 voters’ names from these villages have been deleted,” he said.

Source by:- timesofindia

LPG Price Slashed By Rs 100 In May, Claims Government

New Delhi: The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has stated that there has been a fall of around Rs 100 in the retail selling price of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) (non-subsidized price) at Delhi in the recent months.

The Ministry stated this in a statement after reports surfaced alleging the hike in LPG price in the recent months.

The Ministry clarified that the retail selling price of LPG (non-subsidised price) at Delhi has come down from Rs.747 in the month of December 2017 to Rs. 650.50 in the month of May 2018, which is a fall of Rs. 96.50.

It further asserted that the effective cost to the consumer after subsidy has also come down from Rs.495.69 in December 2017 to Rs.491.21 in May 2018.

Each house in the country is entitled to 12 LPG cylinders at subsidised rates in a year, which is called the subsidised LPG rates.

Requirements beyond that are to be purchased at market prices, which are known as non-subsidised LPG rates.

Source by:-mid-day

Pension can’t be denied for want of Aadhaar card

Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has released an official circular stating to all heads of pension disbursing banks and postal services yesterday, listed out alternate mechanism of handling pensioners who do not possess Aadhaar or those whose identity cannot be authenticated due to wear out of finger print.
EPFO has asked banks not to
deny monthly pension to people for want of biometric national ID, Aadhaar card, and said that alternate means for identification should be used if needed. The Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), in a circular to all heads of pension disbursing banks and postal services yesterday, listed out alternate mechanism of handling pensioners who do not possess Aadhaar or those whose identity cannot be authenticated due to wear out of finger print. It asked banks to ensure that pensioners are facilitated for Aadhaar enrolment and a paper life certificate is accepted, in place of a digitally generated one, for pensioners who have enrolled for Aadhaar. For those whose finger print wear out has made authentication difficult, banks will make provisions for IRIS scanner along with the fingerprint scanner in bank branches, it said.
EPFO said the agreement it signed with banks for disbursement of pension lays down the duties and responsibilities of banks including collection of Life Certificate/Non-re-marriage certificate in November every month from pensioners and forwarding the same to EPFO field offices for necessary action. Concerned branches of the banks were doing this by collecting Life Certificate in paper form. But since 2016, the Life Certificates are being obtained from the pensioners digitally as Jeevan Pramaan in place of the Life Certificate in paper form being submitted by the pensioners to the bank earlier.

Submission of Jeevan Pramaan digitally has been facilitated through UMANG APP in the mobile phones also. “Some complaints have been received from pensioners who are being turned away and denied pensions for want of Aadhaar or Aadhaar fingerprint authentication

not being successful due to poor fingerprint of the beneficiary or due to network/ connectivity or other technical reasons. Because of this, pensioners are not able to get and submit Jeevan Pramaan,” the circular said.
For giving pension to the pensioners who cannot get and submit Jeevan Pramaan on account of not possessing Aadhaar, EPFO asked banks to ensure that such pensioners are facilitated for Aadhaar enrolment. “Banks should also make special arrangement for the bed-ridden, differently abled, or senior citizens who are unable to visit the Aadhaar involvement Centre,” it said.
Till such time Aadhaar is assigned to such pensioners, a paper life certificate may be accepted after collecting Aadhaar enrolment application receipts from such pensioners. “After due verification through alternate identification documents as deemed necessary by the bank, pensions may be disbursed,” it said. An entry with necessary details such as paper life certificate, Aadhaar enrolment application receipts and the like may be recorded “in an exception register which should preferably be maintained in an electronic form”. It said.
For giving pension to the pensioners whose fingerprint authentication fails for any reason, EPFO asked banks to may make provisions for IRIS scanner along with the fingerprint scanner in bank branches. “It has been observed that in many cases IRIS authentication is successful even though finger print authentication may have failed. This is particularly true for many senior citizens. In such cases, digital life certificate may be generated on the basis of IRIS authentication and pension may be given,” it said
In case where finger print or IRIS authentication is not feasible for any reason, an entry should be made in the exception register with reasons and pension may be provided on the basis of paper life certificate and physical Aadhaar card or E-Aadhaar card of the pensioner after due verification as deemed fit by the bank. “The exception register which would contain the details of exception granted alongwith paper life certificate, Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrolment ID etc, maybe reviewed and audited periodically by senior management of the bank,” the circular said.
Source by techiyogiz
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