Finance Ministry Body Recommends Steel Import Duties

New Delhi: An arm of the Finance Ministry has recommended maintaining import duties on some steel products until March 2018, a government document showed on Wednesday, in a move to support the local steel industry and protect mills from cheaper imports. The government imposed a provisional safeguard import duty for…

Difficult To Accept Congress Demand To Cap GST Rate, Says Arun Jaitley

  New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that it would be difficult to accept the opposition Congress party’s demand to cap goods and services tax (GST) rate in a constitution amendment bill stuck in parliament. The proposed sales tax, India’s biggest revenue shake-up since independence in 1947,…

Tough To Achieve Double-digit Growth Given Global Headwinds: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Asserting that its “extremely difficult to achieve double-digit growth in the current global environment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said there is a scope for improvement from the current rate if reforms are carried on. “I don’t claim that it is possible in this global environment to…

iPhone That Could Solve Louisiana Mom’s Murder Languishes Unused

Almost a year after Brittney Mills was shot dead in the doorway of her Baton Rouge, Louisiana home, the iPhone that might reveal who pulled the trigger languishes on an evidence shelf. Police think the pregnant mother’s smartphone could hold texts or diary entries revealing who killed her. But the…

Privacy on Android: The Battle You Have Already Lost

There is no shortage of cool new apps, from the one that turns your camera into an emergency flashlight, to the one that spontaneously materialises a taxi or groceries at your doorstep. Or the one that tracks your rapidly depreciating investments in real-time. As cool as these apps seem though,…

Five Flagship Features All Budget Phones Must Have Too

When it comes to Indian smartphone market, the budget segment is where all the action is. This is evident from the fact that most leading brands, as well as Chinese handset makers, are targeting the segment with the most expensive of these phones being priced at around Rs. 20,000. This…