Paytm revamps app, aims exponential growth in money transfers this year

Leading payment gateway Paytm has revamped its app with updates which personalise the user’s experience and makes money transfer simpler and faster. It is offering instant transfers to Paytm Payments Bank, Paytm wallet and any bank account for a charge of zero per cent.

Paytm has moved from being a wallet to a full stack payments provider by offering multi-source and multi destination solutions. Combined with its reach to seven million offline merchants, it has achieved a billion transactions per quarter, the company claimed.

“With this revamp, Paytm aims exponential growth in money transfers this year. It has been educating users to link their bank accounts and experience instant transfers,” the company said.

“The new design has upgrades to some of the most important flows, including money transfer. Our offline payments have scaled up as we pioneered Paytm QR, enabling merchants to accept payments directly into their bank accounts,” said Kiran Vasireddy, chief operating officer at Paytm.

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A couple left home for two hours. An alleged burglar took rifles, money and more, police say

Two homeowners were away from their house for two hours.

It was enough time for someone to steal more than $16,000 worth of items form their garage, according to state police at Hollidaysburg.

An investigation led police to Steven Allen Reckart’s home in Williamsburg, where several of the allegedly stolen tools were recovered. The items found were worth about $475.

Investigators concluded that Reckart entered the Fairview Drive home’s garage at about 6 p.m. Feb. 27, 2016 and took automotive and mechanic tools, a shotgun, rifle, pellet rifle, money and a cell phone.

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Reckart was charged with misdemeanor receiving stolen property. A preliminary hearing was scheduled to take place April 10.

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Charity sold donated goods to funnel money to FETÖ

The executives of a charity linked to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) channeled funds collected for the group and falsified documents, according to an indictment prepared by the Ankara Prosecutors’ Office. The charity, “Kimse Yok mu?” (Is there no one out there?), was shut down by a government decree after the July 15, 2016 coup attempt by FETÖ. The indictment lists all the donated goods, including shoes, clothes and diapers, that were sold on the market and had proceeds channeled to FETÖ.

The executives later prepared false documents to give the impression that they were given to the needy.

One former employee, Haluk A. from Diyarbakır, told authorities that he was fired for his opposition to the widespread corruption in the charity. The police questioned the recipients listed on receipts, none of which had received anything from the charity. Haluk A. said a donation marathon held to purchase a house for a family had generated TL 39,000, of which only TL 1,000 went to the family in question.

The charity, founded in 2002, grew into an international organization with offices in 41 provinces in Turkey and one each in Sudan and Pakistan.

The indictment against the 56 executives of the charity, said money donated for sacrificial animals for the poor was expropriated by FETÖ. In 2011, Agricultural Ministry records notes that the charity purchased 1.8 million sacrificial animals, but the money was instead channeled into various projects of the group.

The Financial Crimes Research Council (MASAK) investigations showed that a considerable portion of the money

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Corruption: Christians should not embezzle money in their offices, Kumuyi warns

Corruption: Christians should not embezzle money in their offices, Kumuyi warns

Lagos – Pastor William Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church on Sunday, urged Christians in leadership positions to shun corruption and act as exemplary leaders for others to follow.


Kumuyi, who was represented by the church’s Camp Commandant, Pastor Andrew Umor, gave the advice at the grand finale of the 2018 National Easter Retreat of Church in Lagos.

The cleric said only the righteousness would move the country forward, adding that the retreat was to teach Christians how to shine as light in whatsoever positions they found themselves.

“We have had so much about corruption in Nigeria, but we know that true Christianity brings a difference and that is what this retreat is all about.

“It is about teaching believers to shine as light and be different from the unbelievers.

“Christians should not embezzle money in their offices but live according to the testimony of Christ,’’ the cleric said.

He also stressed the need for Christians to lead with conscience in leadership position,
able to deliver a different path to the nation, urging Christian leaders in Nigeria to return to the Bible.

Cleric said that the message in the convention was about having faith in Christ and repentance into a life that transformed society.

He underscored the need for Christians to be heirs of God’s Kingdom before they could inherit the provisions and treasures of God’s kingdom.

“If we return to the Bible and the basis and the truth that the Bible teaches, we won’t

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Don’t use Niger-Delta oil money to grant foreigners amnesty – Ann Kio-Briggs

Don’t use Niger-Delta oil money to grant foreigners amnesty – Ann Kio-Briggs

By Clifford Ndujihe
Environmental Rights Activist and Convener of Niger-Delta Self-Determination Movement, NDSDM, Madam Ann Kio-Briggs, opposed amnesty for Boko Haram, saying that doing so would amount to the government admitting that Nigeria has failed and it is incapable of saving Nigerians from torrorists and foreign invaders.

Noting that the government had repeatedly described Boko Haram insurgents and killer herdsmen as foreigners, she wondered why the government would turn around to grant such people amnesty. She warned that such amnesty should not be funded with oil resources of the Nigeri Delta.

Her words: ”Boko Haram has owned up to being a terrorist group. It has declared its support and affiliation to the ISIS, a renowned world terrorist organisation. If the government wants to grant amnesty to a terrorist group, I think this country is finished. It means kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminals can be granted amnesty.

”This government wants Nigerians to believe that Boko Haram will embrace amnesty. I hope they don’t want to use Niger Delta oil money for the amnesty programme. Government has told us repeatedly that Boko Haram are foreigners. By wanting to grant amnesty to Boko Haram, the government has admitted that Nigeria has failed and it has no capacity to protect Nigerians. We have killer herdsmen all over the place.

Foreigners have invaded Nigeria and the best the government can do is to grant them amnesty. That is why we in the Niger Delta

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Why is Barclays bank refunding some of its customers money?

Why is Barclays bank refunding some of its customers money?
Barclays customers may be eligible for a refund by the bank following a error in service (Pic: Corbis via Getty Images)

It was recently announced that Barclays has been forced to start refunding customers, after an error they made in 2013 saw customers out of pocket.

The British bank revealed they will be refunding some customers who went over their borrowing limit or fell behind on loan or car payments because their service was not consistent.

The decision was taken following a ‘careful review’ going back to October 2013.

Why is Barclays bank refunding some of its customers money?
The bank has held a ‘careful review’ and found it fell short of providing the correct service to some customers (Pic: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

In a statement the bank admitted it ‘did not always provide the service we should have done’ and apologised to those customers who, when in arrears, did not from the bank ‘in accordance’ with their process. These customers therefore suffered because they were ‘unable to access their circumstances’.

Barclays said, had they contacted customers properly, it may have been able to offer other options including the reduction of interest or cancellation of charges.

‘We’re sorry ­and we want to make things right, so we’re returning interest and charges to those who might have been affected during this

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Armored vehicle crashes after hitting potholes, scatters money on I-69

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – A Garda armored vehicle crashed on I-69 early Saturday morning, scattering money on the roadway in Madison County.

The driver of the vehicle told the sheriff’s office that he was traveling northbound near mile marker 229 when the vehicle began to strike large potholes, which caused it to start to slide. The driver said he over-corrected and the vehicle ran off the road. It then collided with a guardrail and rolled.

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First responders were called to the crash at about 1:14 a.m. The driver and a passenger were treated at the scene by medical personnel and released.

Garda responded to the scene with a second vehicle to recover the loose currency.

Northbound lanes of the interstate were shut down due to the crash, but have since reopened.

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England Under-21s given a run for their money by Romania

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England Under-21s battled to a competitive 2-1 win over Romania as they warmed up for their crunch Euro 2019 qualifying clash with Ukraine.

Goals from Demarai Gray and Jake Clarke-Salter won it, despite Valentin Costache’s consolation, as the Young Lions paid tribute to Cyrille Regis.

The former England, Wolves and West Brom striker died in January with the friendly at Molineux named the ‘Cyrille Regis International’ in his honour.

England Under-21s celebrate Jake Clarke-Salter´s goal against Romania. (Nigel French/PA)

England Under-21s celebrate Jake Clarke-Salter´s goal against Romania. (Nigel French/PA)

England Under-21s celebrate Jake Clarke-Salter´s goal against Romania. (Nigel French/PA)

Romania were picked as they would give England a similar test to Ukraine, who the Young

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Money Manners: Mother’s generosity creates a financial burden

DEAR JEANNE LEONARD: My 14-year-old daughter “Madison” has gotten very interested in American history. So when my mother won several hundred dollars in the lottery, she splurged and bought nonrefundable plane tickets for me to take Madison to Philadelphia

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Jimmy Jacobs Is Making More Money Now Than Ever

In an interview with The Mirror, Jimmy Jacobs revealed that he’s making more money now than he ever has in his career. Here are highlights:

On Impact being the right fit for him: “I absolutely did have offers from others. I talked to ROH about going back there but I have been there for a lot of years. I wanted to do something new, I had a conversation with Scott D’Amore and Sonjay Dutt on the phone about different things at Impact and it just seemed like a nice fit. So my first time in Ottawa [at Bound for Glory] was a test run to see how the fit was. We are in a rebuilding phase and they needed somebody who could wear a lot of hats and do a lot of different things and I had experience in all those things. It was a nice week in Ottawa and solidified that Impact was the direction that I wanted to go.”

On having more freedom: “I felt so restricted for two and a half years [in WWE] and so coming in now with the freedom to grow where I want to and do what I am best suited for. I feel like that wasn’t an opportunity I had at the last company I worked for.”

On leaving WWE: “When I got fired from the WWE, I was in the WWE bubble. So when I got fired people kept telling me that the independents was booming, but I didn’t know about it.

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