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RBI cautions public against email frauds
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday cautioned the general public against emails that claim to provide monetary rewards from the central bank on the pretext of phony schemes.
 
"If you get an email from me or any future governor promising to transfer a large sum of say Rs50 lakh to you if only you send a small transaction fee of Rs20,000 to a specific bank account, delete the email," Rajan said at the post-policy press conference held here.
 
The RBI Governor spoke after the third bi-monthly monetary policy review for 2016-17, which was held here at the Mint Street.
 
"The reality is such emails are not from me and the RBI does not give out money directly to ordinary citizens, even though we print plenty of it," he cited.
 
Rajan asked the public to examine and not fall prey to such emails.
 
"While the emails usually contain very convincing reasons why you have been chosen to receive money, ask yourself why I cannot simply deduct Rs20,000 and send you Rs49.8 lakh," he explained.
 
Rajan, who kept the key policy rates unchanged in his last monetary policy review, also announced the start of a year-long public awareness and consumer protection campaign.
 
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Cutting a hole in train roof, robbers escape with RBI's cash
Robbers cut through the roof a train coach in Tamil Nadu and escaped with cash belonging to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), police said.
 
The audacious robbery came to light when the Salem Express reached Chennai from Salem in the state.
 
According to officials, the RBI booked a coach in the train.
 
The bank had reportedly loaded 228 trunks with currency, estimated at around Rs340 crore. But some officials said they were all soiled notes.
 
It is not known how much cash was robbed.
 
The robbers seem to have entered the coach after cutting through the roof sometime during Monday night or early on Tuesday when the train reached Virudhachalam.
 
Another theory is that the robbery could have happened soon after the train left Salem and before it reached Virudhachalam as the route was non-electrified route. On the other hand, the route between Virudhachalam and Chennai is electrified.
 
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NGOs release charter urging men to say no to violence against women
A 10-point charter was released here by Non-Government Organisations on Tuesday urging men to become agents of change and say no to all forms of violence against women.
 
The Charter for Men on Preventing Violence Against Women, released by Centre for Social Research (CSR) and Asia Foundation, urges boys and men to engage in a dialogue on gender perceptions around masculinity and femininity through interpersonal dialogue and social media. 
 
It calls upon men not to use the abusive language that targets women and promotes a culture of misogyny, and to rally around opinion leaders who create healthy gender definitions. 
 
It also strives to initiate a dialogue between legislature, judiciary and the executive for gender sensitisation leading to policy changes. 
 
It suggests using social media platforms to highlight matters related to gender. 
 
A press release issued by CSR and Asia Foundation said they were also running a programme 'Engaging Men and boys in Countering Violence Against Women - Developing a New Generation of Change-Makers'. 
 
CSR director Ranjana Kumari said that they will send the charter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and request them "to kick start this noble change process" and advise various departments to display it prominently.
 
"We shall also be sharing this with institutions across the country," she said. 
 
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