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Mastercard concerned India’s strict data rules may hinder fraud detection

The RBI had asked payment firms to ensure their data is stored exclusively on local servers, making it one of the few countries with the strictest data localisation rules.
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Customers suffer as banks miss deadline to switch to safer chip-based debit & credit cards

The RBI had set 31 December 2018, as the deadline for all banks to replace magnetic strip debit & credit cards with chip-based ones.
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Mastercard & Visa among firms set to miss RBI deadline to store data in India

Mastercard & Visa have requested an extension of the RBI deadline & relaxation of rules, citing operational difficulties & security concerns.

Google and Mastercard have a secret ad deal they told no one about

The deal which has not been previously reported could raise broader privacy concerns about how much consumer data technology companies like Google quietly absorb.
Cryptocurrency

Indian origin co-founder of a cryptocurrency company accused of $60 million fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized 91,000 Ether units, consisting of digital funds which amounted to $60 million. The fraudsters used to tell potential investors that Centra Tech had formed partnerships with Bancorp, Visa, and Mastercard to issue Centra Cards.
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In just two years UPI gets the upper hand hand against Mastercard, Visa in India

Transactions using UPI reached almost half the value of debit and credit cards swiped at stores last month

On Camera

File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.