ATM/Debit Card Fraud More Than Doubled Over 2 Years


  Automated teller machine (ATM) card/debit card fraud has more than doubled over the last two years both in terms of value and volume, according to this reply to the Rajya Sabha (upper house of Parliament) on August 8, 2017. Credit card fraud has declined over the period.   Reported ATM/debit card fraud increased 179% …Read More

7 Arrested Every Hour In India With Illegal Weapons


  As many as 60,911 persons were arrested–almost 167 every day or seven every hour–in 2016, for possessing illegal weapons under the Arms Act, 1959, in India, according to this reply on August 1, 2017, in the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament).   “The Arms Act, 1959 has elaborate regulatory provisions, under section 19 …Read More

Congress Leader Singhvi Wrong On Most Export Stats


    “After 30 foreign visits and another four lined-up, all that Modi has achieved for the nation during his 18-month tenure is a whopping drop of 44.89 per cent in Indian exports, from 280 billion dollars in May 2014 to 154 billion dollars today,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters recently, taking a jibe …Read More

Train Toilet Replacement Only By 2021-22


  It will take, by the government’s own admission, up to 2021-22 to replace all existing toilets on Indian trains.   Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said one of his priorities was to install 17,000 modern “bio-toilets“, which use bacteria to convert excreta into gases–released into the atmosphere–and treated and chlorinated water.   The biggest hygiene …Read More