• Tiktok chooses different road for Indian audience; to launch music service
  • Soon, easy online police verification for passport, hiring of driver, domestic help
  • Total balance in Jan Dhan accounts nears ₹1-lakh cr
  • Income Tax: Know how much you pay on returns from equities, mutual funds
  • Paytm launches Paytm First Credit Card with Citibank, Visa

Tiktok chooses different road for Indian audience; to launch music service

Los Angeles: ByteDance Ltd., owner of the popular video app TikTok, is developing a paid music service that will challenge industry leaders Spotify and Apple Music in emerging markets, according to people familiar with the matter. ByteDance expects to introduce the new app as early as this fall in a handful of territories, mostly poorer countries where paid music services have yet to garner large audiences, said the people, who…

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Soon, easy online police verification for passport, hiring of driver, domestic help

Pan-India database on crime and criminals CCTNS has started facilitating online services such as police verification for issuance of passport, hiring of driver, tenant and domestic help besides registration of complaints of car theft and others. Deputy Director in the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Prashun Gupta said the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) is facilitating pan-India search on complete national crime and criminal database that is…

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Total balance in Jan Dhan accounts nears ₹1-lakh cr

Five years after its launch, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme has almost achieved a total balance of ₹1-lakh crore. According to the latest data, the total balance in these basic bank accounts stood at ₹99,752 crore with 35.50 crore beneficiaries. Public sector banks have the lion’s share in total balance at ₹79,177 crore, followed by regional rural banks and private sector banks maintaining ₹17,648 crore and ₹2,926 crore, respectively. The scheme focusses…

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Income Tax: Know how much you pay on returns from equities, mutual funds

No matter how much you invest in equities, it is important to know how much tax you are liable to pay, as it reduces your overall income. There are different types of taxes you pay on equity instruments. Whether you invest directly into stocks or invest through mutual funds, you have to pay some form of taxes. For equity investments, there are taxes like Securities Transaction Tax (STT), short-term and,…

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Paytm launches Paytm First Credit Card with Citibank, Visa

New Delhi: Paytm, the Noida-headquartered mobile wallet firm, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, launched Paytm First Credit Card in association with Citibank. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the Founder Chairman of Paytm, has shared the development via Twitter. Presently, Paytm is the biggest mobile wallet company in India. With active monthly users of about 300 million, Paytm is aiming to increase the user base with the new credit offering in the name of…

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LIC New Jeevan Anand Plan: Premium, Eligibility, Benefits, Details Here

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India, the country’s largest life insurance company, offers various term and endowment insurance products as well as pension plans. One such insurance product offered by LIC, the New Jeevan Anand Plan, provides financial protection against death with the provision of payment of lumpsum at the end of the selected policy term in case of survival, according to LIC’s website. Here are some of the details…

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Here Are Post Office Saving Schemes Which Offer Income Tax Benefits

India Post or Department of Posts, which runs the postal network of the country, offers nine saving schemes with different interest rates. Investment in some of the schemes also qualify for income tax benefits, said India Post. The schemes which offer income tax deduction are Time Deposit (TD), Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS), Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Certificates (NSC). Using these saving schemes, a person can claim a…

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Avengers: Endgame India Box Office Collection Week 2: ‘Heroic Run’ Fetches Over Rs. 400 Crore

Avengers: Endgame is absolutely unstoppable at the Indian box office. According to Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film continues its “heroic run” at the box office and it collected Rs. 4.90 on Thursday alone. The film has managed to collect a whopping total of Rs. 338.35 crore within two weeks of its release in India. Sharing the film’s progress report at the box office, Taran Adarsh tweeted: “Avengers: Endgame…

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Flipkart Big Shopping Days Sale Starts May 15, Offers Preview Releases Tomorrow

Soon after the end of Flipkart’s Summer Sale, the e-commerce giant has now announced the arrival of the Flipkart Big Shopping Days Sale. The new sale will begin from May 15 and go on till May 19. The five-day sale will offer discounts on smartphones, electronics, laptops, and other gadgets, beside listing offers on home and kitchen products, large appliances, fashion products, and garments as well. Flipkart just ended the…

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Reliance Jio Provides Up To 84 GB Data In Five JioPhone Recharge Plans, Details Here

Reliance Jio provides five recharge options for its prepaid subscribers using the JioPhone series of 4G-enabled devices. Meant for Reliance Jio prepaid customers using the company’s JioPhone devices, these recharge packs are priced from Rs. 49 to Rs. 594, and come with a validity period ranging from 28 days to 168 days, according to the private sector telecom company’s website – jio.com. Reliance Jio Infocomm offers total high speed data…

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