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TRAI proposes third party apps for selecting channels under new cable services framework

New Delhi: In the wake of complaints from consumers that they are not able to choose TV channels conveniently under the new framework for cable services, telecom regulator TRAI has proposed having a channel selection system developed by a third party to make the process easy. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in March 2017, had notified the ‘New …

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Auto stress: M&M to suspend production for 8-14 days

Mumbai: The slowdown in the automobile sector and fall in sales seems to be taking a grave turn with auto major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) on Friday announcing a production shutdown of 8-14 days in its various plants during the ongoing July-September quarter. According to the company, the decision has been taken to align its production with the sales requirements.  …

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‘Need to bridge gap between rapid technology growth and education’

Panaji: Eminent Goan scientist, Dr Raghunath Mashelkar on Thursday, emphasised the need for self-learning to bridge the gap between rapid technology growth and the present day education system in India. Addressing students at the inaugural session of Vibrant Goa’s knowledge lecture series at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), auditorium Dona Paula, the Padma Vibhushan and Gomant Vibhushan recipient said …

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Big Bazaar’s shopping festival from tomorrow

Panaji: Big Bazaar’s ‘6 Days Mahabachat,’ a shopping festival, is being held from August 10 to 15.  “Fabulous discounts across various categories right from food and grocery items to fashion apparel, household items, kitchenware to home décor and electronics will be offered at the shopping festival,” states a press note issued here. “This year, Big Bazaar stores across the country …

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Leniency allowed in tax scrutiny for start-ups

NEW DELHI: In what is expected to boost investor sentiment, the Income Tax (I-T) Department has directed its officers to accept the declarations of companies which were tagged as start-ups in the middle of a scrutiny for angel tax. Angel tax refers to income tax payable on capital raised by unlisted firms by issuing shares where the share price is …

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Super-productive Galaxy Note10 smartphones unveiled

New York: Taking productivity and creativity to the next level, Samsung has unveiled its most powerful line-up of Galaxy Note10 smartphones with an enhanced S (Stylus) Pen experience. The 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note10 houses 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage (4G model) while 12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage will be 5G-ready. The Galaxy Note 10+ has a mammoth 12GB …

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Hotel Virashree completes two decades

Panaji: Hotel Virashree, which is located in the heart of Panaji caters  mostly to clientele from the corporate world has completed two decades of  ‘affordable and well-acclaimed service’in the hospitality sector.  A press note issued here by the hotel management states that “we are committed to high environmental standards. We have proved ourselves on the parameters of cleanliness, hospitality par …

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Legal opinion says no Companies Act breach: Reliance Capital

Mumbai: Reliance Capital Ltd’s Board of Directors in their special review meeting here on Thursday noted that legal opinion from a reputed law firm confirmed that there was no violation attracting Section 143 (12) of the Companies Act as alleged by audit firm, Price Waterhouse & Co to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), a company statement said. Reliance Capital, …

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Now, scan any QR code to pay using Paytm

New Delhi: In a mega-campaign of  200-250 crore, India’s leading digital payment platform Paytm will now allow scanning of any Quick response (QR) code, be it BHIM UPI, Google Pay, from its app to make an insta-payment at offline retail stores. The move is expected to benefit the small kirana stores which have become well-versed with the digital payment system …

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Banking system ‘flush’ with liquidity: RBI Governor

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday said the liquidity crisis situation in the country is easing and that the banking system currently has abundace of liquid money. The statement gains significance as the economy is going through a slowdown, with a major reason being lack of liquidity and the eventual lower demand. The liquidity in the NBFC …

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