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20 February, 2015 12:09 AM Police want CCTV cameras installed at house entrances

The footage from the closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) had recently aided the Mysuru City Police to crack many cases, mostly chain-snatching, which is turning into a menace here. Police caught three persons on charge of chain-snatching based on the footage retrieved from a camera installed outside a house where a woman’s chain was robbed 24

19 February, 2015 5:56 PM Easing curbs on gold importswill boost the sector: jewellers

Jewellers are enthused by the Reserve Bank of India’s clarification that nominated banks are allowed to import gold on a consignment basis besides banks are now free to grant gold metal loans on gold import. They feel this would provide a boost to the sector. Till August 2013, banks got gold on loans based on letters of credit along with interest payment 32

19 February, 2015 8:58 AM ‘RBI right in lifting ban on importing gold coins’

New Delhi, Feb 19: The World Gold Council (WGC) Thursday said the RBI‘s decision to lift a ban on import of gold coins and medallions by banks and allowing them to import gold on a consignment basis was a right move. ”These are important clarifications in the right direction, following removal of 80:20 import restriction and definitely positive for the industry 8

18 February, 2015 7:05 PM The potential smart home disaster: amateur IT 'admins' making a mess of things

The idea of your Nespresso machine automatically ordering new cups when you've almost run out sounds good, doesn't it? Or what about your fridge telling you that you should buy more milk today? These are just a couple of examples of the types of apps being integrated into the much anticipated smart homes which are now fast becoming reality. However 22

18 February, 2015 12:18 PM Urban Indian households hold Rs.56,200 crore of unused goods: OLX survey

OLX CRUST (Consumer Research on Used-Goods and Selling Trends) Survey for 2014-15 was conducted across 16 cities in urban India and discovered that one-fifth of the goods being stocked in urban homes have ceased to be relevant to them. Last year CRUST estimated the market for used goods to be Rs.22,000 crore, the survey said here. "At least Rs.56,200 crore 11

18 February, 2015 2:47 AM BOJ to stick to stimulus plan, upbeat on output despite weak rebound from recession

The Bank of Japan is set to maintain its massive asset buying stimulus spree on Wednesday and revise up its view on output, even as data showing only a feeble recovery from recession tempers its optimism. A much-awaited rebound in exports has offered some hope for BOJ policymakers, who prefer to hold off on expanding stimulus for now even as falling 28

17 February, 2015 12:14 AM At last, these tribal hamlets get electricity

After 68 years of Independence, power supply was made available to 350 tribal families of three remote hamlets in the district on Sunday. Under the Tribal Area Development Fund, Pelapadi, Valuthu and Thalur tribal hamlets in Aladipatti panchayat that has a population of around 1,500 people got power supply at a cost of Rs. 32.52 lakh. Electric posts 7

16 February, 2015 5:59 PM Centre building consensus on women’s quota: Naidu

The Centre is trying to build consensus with State governments on implementing 50 per cent reservation for women in urban local bodies by amending the Constitution. Encouraging women’s participation in urban policy-making will also boost development of ‘engendered cities,’ Union Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday 11

16 February, 2015 10:45 AM Government keen on 50 per cent quota for women in urban local bodies

With a goal of developing ‘engendered cities’, the Centre is working on mandating 50 per cent reservation for women in all the urban local bodies to promote their participation in urban policy making. Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Monday spoke of the need for imparting gender perspective to designing urban policies and programmes while 13

16 February, 2015 12:01 AM Excommunication still in practice here

For Ganesh, speaking to his first cousin is a costly affair — one that would attract a fine of Rs.2,000. So, the two young men, living just 10 metres apart, sneak up after dark to meet their uncles and aunts. About 11 km from Krishnagiri at Thavalam village of Kangaleri Panchayat, an Adi Dravidar colony is run by the writ of ‘muri and thappu’ — a coercive 5