Punjab relaxes GST to benefit industry

Chandigarh, March 6  In a move to boost industrial development in the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved an amendment to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) incentives notified under the Industrial and Business Development Policy 2017. The amendment enables industrial units to choose between net GST incentives or incentivised State Goods and Services […]

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Modi extends condolences to France terror attack victims

New Delhi, Dec 15  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his condolences to the victims of a terror attack in France earlier this week when French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian called on him here. “The Prime Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences for the victims of the recent terrorist attack […]

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Google not to offer controversial face recognition technology

San Francisco, Dec 15  At a time when pressure is mounting on tech companies to utilise facial recognition technology with care to avoid its misuse, Google has said it will not offer the controversial technology for now. Toeing Microsoft’s line which has asked governments across the world to regulate this technology, Google said facial recognition […]

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Google revamps shopping search to let Indian users compare prices easily

New Delhi, Dec 13  Google on Thursday said it has revamped its shopping search features to make the experience more personal and allow users to easily filter through offers, review prices from multiple retailers and find the products they are looking for. The new experience is available via a “Shopping” home page, shopping tab in […]

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WFP, Alibaba join forces to fight hunger

Hangzhou (China), Nov 7 The UN World Food Programme and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group have formed a strategic partnership to support efforts eliminate hunger globally by 2030. WFP Executive Director David Beasley and Alibaba Partner and Chairman of the Alibaba Foundation Sun Lijun signed an agreement at Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China. Under the […]

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