BIG CHANGE IN AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS FROM APRIL 1 WHY THE NEW RULES To safeguard customers from data leaks, hacking of confidential data and payment frauds kottayam l wednesday l march 31, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 16 l city EDITION 1 New RBI rules require banks to send a notification to the customer 24 hrs before the transaction is slated. 2 Auto-debit payments for utility bills and subscription-based services will come to a halt 3 Standing instructions on cards will get deactivated WHAT WILL BE AFFECTED Mobile and utility bill payments, subscription for online streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar etc WHAT WILL NOT BE AFFECTED Standing instructions on bank accounts for recurring payments such as EMIs, payments or mutual funds etc will continue as usual 3 Priyanka: LDF, UP govt actions in Walayar and Hathras similar E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Kannur Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said the LDF government in the state has behaved in the Walayar minor siblings’ rapedeath case in a manner similar to the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh in the Hathras case. She said this while campaigning for UDF candidates here on Tuesday . CPM central committee member and Industries Minister E P Jayarajan, who was denied a seat this time due to the “two-term” norm followed by the party, said he would not contest in any elections in the future, even if the party demands so. He said he would convince the CPM leadership in this regard. “Things are not as you see it. I’m getting old and cannot be actively involved in election activities. I will not fight in another election,” said Jayarajan. When pointed out that Pinarayi has also become old, the 70-yearold said: “Pinarayi Vijayan is a great person who possess extraordinary energy and talent. If I could be anywhere near his stature, I would become a great man. It’s my great disappointment that I cannot be like him. He has a clear vision about everything he does and is a determ i n e d man.” ■ JAYARAJAN EXITS E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @Kollam CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI ■ ‘Disappointing that I can’t be like Pinarayi’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledges the cheers of the crowd which gathered at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Palakkad, where he landed in a helicopter | Express Modi blasts Left, UDF: You betrayed people for money Says rival fronts that have ruled Kerala till now abuse its culture E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @Palakkad “While showing a lot of concerns for the atrocities against women in other states, the Kerala government’s actions in the Walayar rape case were very much similar to how the UP government acted in the Hathras case. They tried to hide evidence, tried to show it as a suicide, diluted the investigation. Instead of punishing the policemen who botched the probe, the LDF government rewarded them,” said Priyan● More on P5 ka. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has alleged that the Left government has betrayed the people of Kerala like Judas. “If Judas betrayed Jesus Christ for a few silver coins, the LDF betrayed the people for a few gold biscuits. The UDF, on the other hand, never spared even rays of the sun to make money,” he said at the election cam- Poll bytes Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaks at a UDF election meeting in Kollam on Tuesday | B P Deepu paign meeting of E Sreedharan in Palakkad on Tuesday . “Both the LDF and UDF are misleading people. In West Bengal, both are on the same side. During the UPA I rule at the Centre, both were coalition partners, while the Left gave issue-based support to the UPA II government. The youth of Kerala have now realised that the UDF and LDF have difference only in their names, but they have the same agenda -- making money While one loots . in the first five years, the other combination loots in the next five years,” he said. “The politics of Kerala is afflicted by five maladies -- corruption, casteism, communalism, cronyism including nepotism and dynasty politics, and criminalisation. The underlying reason for these is the vote bank politics in the state in which the UDF and LDF are ● More on P5 masters.” Joice remarks on Rahul boomerang Decision on RS elections soon: EC Idukki: Former Idukki MP Joice George was forced to tender an unconditional apology after a vulgar comment he made on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi triggered a row. Kochi: The Election Commission has informed the High Court that the decision on conducting elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala will be taken shortly. Situation from bad to worse: Centre New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday warned that the Covid-19 situation in India is getting from bad to worse and asked districts with high caseloads to ensure 100% vaccination of all above 45 within the next two weeks. The warning came as the country recorded over 4 lakh new cases over the past one week, registering nearly 58,000 daily cases on an average and a growth rate of nearly 7% active cases. Top 10 districts with active cases Pune 59,475 Mumbai 46,248 Nagpur 45,322 Thane 35,264 Nashik 26,553 Aurangabad 21,282 Bengaluru Urban 16,259 Nanded 15,171 Delhi 8,032 Ahmednagar 7,952 Kerala 24,650 E X P R ESS R E A D No hand in plaint against ED: Sandeep’s lawyer Kodiyeri’s wife skips customs quizzing Lankan boat seizure: NCB widens probe Kochi: Crime Branch registering a case against ED officials for pulling up gold smuggling case accused Sandeep Nair, has courted row as his lawyer claimed she has not given any complaint against ED. Kochi: CPM leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s wife Vinodhini skipped the customs interrogation as part of the probe into the dollar smuggling case for a third time. Kochi: The Narcotics Control Bureau has widened its probe into the seizure of a Lankan boat ‘Ravihansi’ which was found carrying heroin and AK-47 rifles off Vizhinjam coast.
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