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  • VPNs next on India's hitlist, companies express worry Sep 02, 2021 10:19 AM IST

    VPNs next on India's hitlist, companies express worry

    The Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs has sent a proposal to the government to ban VPN services in India

  • The Tech Weekender: Valve announces new gaming handheld, Delhi Govt. and Google team up for seamless info on public commutes, Battleground Mobile tournament details leaked and more Jul 17, 2021 12:19 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Valve announces new gaming handheld, Delhi Govt. and Google team up for seamless info on public commutes, Battleground Mobile tournament details leaked and more

    Here are the biggest developments in the world of technology for the week ended July 16

  • WhatsApp changes stance on persistent reminders about new policy update Jun 03, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    WhatsApp changes stance on persistent reminders about new policy update

    The Centre in a petition to the Delhi High Court on June 3 said that WhatsApp is spamming users with notifications to try and coerce them into accepting the new policies and transfer the existing user base before the Personal Data Protection (PDP) bill comes into effect.

  • WhatsApp vs The Indian Government: All you need to know about the new IT rules May 27, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    WhatsApp vs The Indian Government: All you need to know about the new IT rules

    WhatsApp has taken the Indian Government to court stating that the new rules will require it to break its end-to-end encryption

  • Cairn’s belligerence puts Indian government in a quandary May 18, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Cairn’s belligerence puts Indian government in a quandary

    It continues to be a mystery why a government that prides itself on its departure from the past in every other area of social and political life, is so committed to fighting this retrospective tax dispute that predates its term and has only brought prolonged litigation.

  • India finalises four-pronged plan to deal with Suez blockade Mar 26, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    India finalises four-pronged plan to deal with Suez blockade

    The government, in consultation with the key stakeholders, has decided to "prioritise the movement of perishable cargo" and "honour the freight rates" as per the existing contracts.

  • Twitter welcome to do business, but must respect Indian laws: Govt Feb 10, 2021 11:25 PM IST

    Twitter welcome to do business, but must respect Indian laws: Govt

    Indian laws enacted by parliament must be followed irrespective of Twitter’s own rules and guidelines, Electronics and Information Technology secretary tells Twitter officials, expressing strong displeasure at the social media network's reluctance to take down accounts that abuse freedom of speech.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Helpless and harried, Indians stranded across the globe call out for help Apr 24, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Helpless and harried, Indians stranded across the globe call out for help

    Moneycontrol spoke to Indians stuck in different parts of the world.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Centre advises states to impose curfew wherever necessary to keep people inside homes Mar 24, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Centre advises states to impose curfew wherever necessary to keep people inside homes

    The state governments have been conveyed that public gatherings could lead to escalation of the prevailing situation as so far nearly 500 positive cases have been reported from different parts of the country.

  • Muslims should have been sent to Pakistan after independence: Union Minister Giriraj Singh Feb 21, 2020 02:57 PM IST

    Muslims should have been sent to Pakistan after independence: Union Minister Giriraj Singh

    Giriraj Singh's comments came in the wake of the nationwide protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

  • Govt wants to freeze accounts of IL&FS auditors and 21 others Aug 06, 2019 07:30 PM IST

    Govt wants to freeze accounts of IL&FS auditors and 21 others

    This comes even as the NCLT is yet to pronounce its verdict on the ministry plea seeking to ban these auditors for their omissions and commissions in the case for five years.

  • Indian govt pressurising Interpol for red corner notice: Zakir Naik Apr 25, 2019 11:26 AM IST

    Indian govt pressurising Interpol for red corner notice: Zakir Naik

    In a statement issued here, Naik, who fled India in 2016, said he was aware of the "pressure the Indian government was applying on the Interpol" to issue a red corner notice against him.

  • BJP ministers trumpet jobs growth after study showed 11 million jobs lost Jan 24, 2019 05:15 PM IST

    BJP ministers trumpet jobs growth after study showed 11 million jobs lost

    The independent Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) had estimated that 83 percent of the job losses occurred in rural areas, where two-thirds of the population lives, and its study put unemployment at a 15-month high in December.

  • India likely to target about $11 billion from state asset sales in 2019-20 fiscal year: Sources Jan 22, 2019 09:18 PM IST

    India likely to target about $11 billion from state asset sales in 2019-20 fiscal year: Sources

    The target, which is the same as for the current financial year, includes proceeds from the expected privatisation of loss-making national carrier Air India, and the sale of an insurer to be created by the merger of three state-owned firms, the sources said.

  • India launches Passport Seva Project in US consulates Nov 30, 2018 03:26 PM IST

    India launches Passport Seva Project in US consulates

    The Passport Seva Project (PSP) prints Indian passports in the US and reduces turnaround for applicants.

  • India says debt rollover risk in next 5 years low Dec 05, 2017 03:20 PM IST

    India says debt rollover risk in next 5 years low

    The rollover risks will get further mitigated through buyback or switching of short-end bonds with longer tenure papers by the government in the market, it said in its quarterly debt management report.

  • India bank recapitalisation bonds unlikely to reflect in fiscal deficit: Source Oct 26, 2017 02:36 PM IST

    India bank recapitalisation bonds unlikely to reflect in fiscal deficit: Source

    The government announced the recapitalisation plan earlier this week. As part of the plan 1.35 trillion rupees worth of bonds will be issued.

  • India's troubled banks desperately need more money - but government help just isn't coming Oct 18, 2017 10:52 AM IST

    India's troubled banks desperately need more money - but government help just isn't coming

    The lack of liquid funds at a time when non-performing assets remain at high levels has incapacitated the banks' ability to lend and spur investments — the two major challenges confronting India, according to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

  • India on track to meet 3.2% fiscal deficit target: UBS Aug 02, 2017 02:07 PM IST

    India on track to meet 3.2% fiscal deficit target: UBS

    The central government's fiscal deficit has already reached 81 per cent of the full-year target in the first quarter (April to June) of 2017-18. "Accordingly, the cumulative fiscal deficit reached 2.6 per cent of GDP FYTD.

  • Mastercard working with India for low-cost payment tech Aug 02, 2017 01:13 PM IST

    Mastercard working with India for low-cost payment tech

    "To date, there are more than 300,000 merchants who have deployed Bharat QR, the world's first globally inter-operable payments solution," said Ajay Bhalla, President of Global Enterprise Risk & Security at MasterCard.

  • India submits Vijay Mallya's extradition paperwork to his legal team Aug 01, 2017 03:01 PM IST

    India submits Vijay Mallya's extradition paperwork to his legal team

    Chief Magistrate Emma Louise Arbuthnot, presiding at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London at the last hearing in the case on July 6, had set July 31 as the deadline for the Indian side – represented by the UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) – to provide Mallya's defence team with a detailed opening note on the case.

  • Govt seeks Parliament nod for Rs 11,166 crore additional expenditure Jul 26, 2017 12:46 PM IST

    Govt seeks Parliament nod for Rs 11,166 crore additional expenditure

    The first batch of supplementary demands for grants for 2017-18 include 61 grants and 3 appropriations, according to the supplementary demands for grants. "Approval of the Parliament is sought to authorise gross additional expenditure of Rs 11,166.18 crore.

  • 'India will emerge as one of biggest markets for IT services and hardware' Jul 26, 2017 11:31 AM IST

    'India will emerge as one of biggest markets for IT services and hardware'

    "All the steps that the Indian government is taking, whether it is around the whole digital journey across government and other sectors, whether it is around what they're doing in each individual states, as well is what they're doing around the new BPM policy," Keshav Murugesh, Global CEO of WNS, a global business process outsourcing player, told PTI.

  • India bonds slump after RBI announces open market bond sale Jul 03, 2017 09:56 AM IST

    India bonds slump after RBI announces open market bond sale

    The central bank said late on Friday it will sell 100 billion rupees ($1.55 billion) of government bonds on Thursday.

  • SoftBank's India solar ambitions may gain from PM Modi's EV push Jun 05, 2017 04:01 PM IST

    SoftBank's India solar ambitions may gain from PM Modi's EV push

    India is considering electrifying all its vehicles over the next 15 years, a plan that could boost SoftBank's solar ambitions in the country if the government adopts renewable energy to charge the vehicles.

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