Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a new digital transaction app called ‘BHIM’ (Bharat Interface for Money) in India, aimed at making it easier for smartphone and feature phone users to carry out cashless payments. Here are a few ... DNA, 1 month ago
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It’s been eight days since the opposition parties have stalled Parliament over the demonetisation issue. Functioning of both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha was disrupted, leading to their premature adjournment for the day. IMAGE: Opposition leaders carry out a protest at Parliament House against PM Modi's demonetisation move. Photograph: PTI Photo Lok Sabha: In the Lok Sabha, a number of Opposition leaders, including Mallikarjun Kharge of the Congress, Sudip Bandhopadhyay of the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Delhi resident demands ban of US-based Ganesh beer, Om shoes, continues the protest against 'defaming Hindu deities'
The commissioner of Bharat Scouts and Guides has lodged two separate complaints against two US-based online retailers – one for selling beer with Lord Ganesha’s image and the other for selling footwear with the Om symbol. Naresh Kadyan lodged the ...DNA, 1 day ago
A legally vetted proposal on TFA on services would be submitted by India within the next few days. India will send an expert team to World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva next month to place its demands for a permanent solution to stockpiling foodgrains and the proposed trade facilitation agreement on services. Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the move was aimed at ensuring that member nations of WTO discussed them before the next ministerial ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board, the BJP's brainchild, has been able to create only 1,500 jobs, reports Sohini Das. Goans want jobs, simply put, this is at the heart of assembly elections in India's smallest state. While every political party has promised to create jobs and make Goa unemployment-free in the next five years, looking at things on the ground, it all seems uphill. Sample this: The Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board, the Bharatiya Janata ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Government planning to slash the number of days required to start a business in Mumbai, Delhi from the current 26. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. The central government plans to cut to four the number of days taken to start a business in Delhi or Mumbai, from the current average of 26 days. The department of industrial policy & promotion (DIPP) aims to do so via a combination of measures -- streamlining the application process, single-window clearance and more digitisation. Ramesh ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Nivedita Mookerji finds out how Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma is handling his soaring popularity after the note ban as well as the criticism that comes as a package deal. IMAGE:After Paytm published full-page ads after demonetisation, congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, on his decision, Opposition parties hit back at Vijay Shekhar Sharma, second from right. Photograph: Courtesy Vijay Shekhar Sharma/Facebook. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder and CEO of Paytm, a mobile wallet ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The government on Friday said political parties depositing old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in their accounts will be exempt from income tax provided the donations taken are below Rs 20,000 per individual and properly documented. Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said the government is not tinkering with the tax exemption available to political parties and they are free to deposit old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in their bank accounts. But these deposits will, however, be subject to the condition ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Brands in 2016 did not fail to make a big splash. Some even made a bigger splash by getting into a lot of controversy for their campaigns. While some of the brands created controversies on social media, others got into issues with the Advertising Standards ...DNA, 2 months ago
Paytm has, since November 8, been on an overdrive, rolling out a series of features on its app including multi-language options for a no-holds barred access across the country, say Karan Choudhury and Nivedita Mookerji. When Business Standard caught up with Vijay Shekhar Sharma, chief executive officer of Paytm, more than three weeks after the big currency notes were banned, one question on top of the mind was, how did the wallet company cope with the sudden surge in demand for cashless ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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