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Five easy steps to book rail ticket through SMS:
on Friday launched SMS-based ticketing system
to tackle the rush at the booking counters.
Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) launched the ticket
booking which can be done through non-internet based mobile.
Kerala Electricity bill can be paid online:
Electricity bill payment is just a mouse-click away
for consumers in Thiruvananthapuram district, which is on its way to being
declared the first district to fully enable the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)’s
online payment gateway.
Railways reduces advance ticket booking reservation period:
The Railways have decided to reduce the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for
booking tickets from the existing 120 days to 60 days. The decision will come
into effect from May 1, 2013.
Government of India eases tourist visa rules:
The Indian government has relaxed the tourist
visa rule that imposes a two-month gap between visits for foreign nationals. The
news has been welcomed by Omanis who now no longer need to wait for two months to
for new cheque system :
Cheque transactions are going to be
faster, less risky by the end of this calendar year. All banks including
regional rural banks and co-operative banks will have to compulsorily
switch over to the new Cheque Truncation System (CTS) from December 31,
Indian passport fees
increased: From October 2012,
Government has decided to increase the Passport and related services fees from
Rs 1000 to Rs 1500 under the normal category and from Rs 2500 to Rs 3500 under
Tatkal scheme, a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs Ministry said.
Book rail tickets on mobiles:
without a debit or credit card or net banking facility, customers can now book
their railway tickets online, thanks to the introduction of the IMPS (Interbank
Mobile Payment System) by the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism
No mobile connection to
foreign tourists for more than 3 months:
Tech2.com: New Delhi: As per guidelines that were made effective only
recently, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked service providers
to not provide mobile connections exceeding 3 months to foreign tourists in the
must for non-AC train travel :
NEW DELHI: Railways is set to make it mandatory for passengers travelling in
non-AC sleeper class to carry identity proof as part of its efforts to check
the widespread menace of transferred tickets sold by touts.
Govt ups SMS limit from five to 20 a day:Government
on Thursday reversed the curb on bulk SMS and MMS, raising the permissible
limit from five to 20.
According to a Ministry of Communications
notification, mobile users can send a maximum of 20 SMSes at one go and 25
kb of data through mobile phones from Thursday.
The home ministry had banned bulk SMSes and
MMSes from August 17 to prevent spread of rumours which had led to mass
exodus of northeastern people from certain states. The Ministry has asked
Department of Telecommunications to implement the order through telecom
Meanwhile, the Internet and Mobile
Association of India (IAMAI) urged the government to lift the ban on bulk
SMSes as it was affecting the business of many firms, mainly small and
Cheques, drafts valid for 3 months only :
From April 1, 2012
and bank drafts will be valid only for three months ,
a development that RBI thinks will help mitigate frauds related to such