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Net neutrality panel backs telcos, free calls to end

A government panel on Net neutrality has said that domestic calls offered by Over-The-Top (OTT) players (Skype, WhatsApp and Viber among others) and telecom operators should be similarly regulated.

Indianised 911 to help during emergency

Arvind Khanna, founder, One Touch

One Touch Response Emergency Services was started in 2013 by Arvind Khanna and Arunjit Sodhi as an Indian version of “911” emergency services in the US.

Government mulls new snooping policy

Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the government is working on a new regulatory framework for lawful interception and monitoring of telephone calls and messages while safeguarding the

‘360 degree profiling’ of all taxpayers soon

Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Anita Kapur gestures during a news conference at her office. (Photo: PTI)

Central Board of Direct Taxes chairperson Anita Kapur said Tuesday that the income-tax department will go harsh on tax evaders, and that it was planning a new system that will have “360 degree” profil

Some are sceptical of GDP data

Some economists said the GDP numbers released Friday do not reflect the ground reality and people will now have to adjust that seven per cent plus growth due to the new methodology.

GDP rises to 7.5 per cent in Q4, overtaking China’s rate

India’s gross domestic product accelerated in the January to March 2015 period (fourth quarter of 2014-15) to 7.5 per cent, overtaking China as the fastest growing major economy in the world.

Gradual road to big-bang reforms

Gradual changes rather than big-bang economic reforms marked the first year of the Modi government in power.

‘Pro-growth’ but no crony links: Arun Jaitley

Narendra Modi interacts with a girl during an event to honor Indian poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar in New Delhi. (Photo: AP)

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the Narendra Modi government will keep an “arm’s length distance in terms of decision-making from individual business houses”.

Banks can lend deposited gold to jewellers

The bank will commit to paying an interest to the customer which will be payable after 30/60 days of opening of the gold savings account.

Government gives FIIs breather, MAT notices on hold

Arun Jaitley

To assuage foreign portfolio investors on the minimum alternate tax (MAT), the Centre on Monday put on hold the issuance of fresh notices and any further assessments on levy of MAT on FIIs.

Eleven-year-old Lachimi has no time to play with friends, enjoy leisure, study or even do homework.

While not always tilting at windmills, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal continues his confrontation with the Centre, which he has accused of creating hurdles for his government and ruling the capi