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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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WhatsApp says one million users testing payment feature; will launch after RBI approval

Messaging platform WhatsApp has told the Supreme Court that it will comply with all guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) before the much-awaited launch of WhatsApp Pay later this year in India. The Facebook-owned company further said the system is currently being tested and the entire process will be completed by July. …

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Flipkart Upcoming Sales May 2019, Offers & Dates: Get 85% Discount

Forget about all the sales happening at different places because the Father of the Sales is HERE! If you haven’t heard of upcoming Flipkart sale in 2019, you are missing out on something that can completely change your lifestyle! This year, it is going to be bigger than ever before …

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Lost your driving license? Here’s how you can apply for a duplicate one

What to do if you’re in need of a duplicate driving license as the old one got lost, stolen or damaged? Transport offices across India offer duplicate driving licenses in case the holder has lost the original or if the original driving license has been stolen. In case you have lost your …

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Good News! Colleges to now issue driving licences: Here’s all you need to know

In a boost to make the driving license more accessible and make the whole issuing process more simpler, students in Delhi will now be able to apply for learners’ driving license from colleges and various educational institute as per a notification by Transport Department, Government of National Capital Territory, Delhi. …

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Chief Statistician punctures government’s claims, says EPFO data about formalisation, not job creation

Even though the central government attributes a sharp rise in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) payroll over the past year as evidence to huge employment creation, Chief Statistician of India Pravin Srivastava says otherwise. EPFO enrollment data never “talked about job creation,” he told The Indian Express in an …

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Oyo Living for long-term housing rental

OYO which is known as budget hotel chain is all set to enter long-term housing rental segment named it as Oyo Living, told TOI that Oyo is working with independent owners and large builders to lease out properties for long-term housing needs of young professionals. The division has onboarded about …

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Withdrawing EPF before completion of five years? Here’s how you will be taxed

If you have quit your job, you can withdraw your Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) money even before the completion of five years. However, according to the income tax rules, such withdrawals will be taxable. And not many people know of the tax aspect of withdrawing their EPF money. According to …

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