Karnataka polls: Over 9,000 fake voter IDs seized

Just three days before Karnataka Assembly election 2018, the Election Commission of Karnataka has confirmed that the officials recovered 9,746 Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) from an apartment in Bengaluru’s Jalahalli area of the Raja Rajeshwari Nagar constituency. Reacting to the development, the BJP demanded cancellation of polling in...
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Google tax may be broadened to cover non-digital MNCs

A budgetary proposal to tax multinationals with a substantial user base in India such as Google and Facebook is now being widened to include non-digital companies. This could mean that any company that merely sells goods or services in India could see domestic taxes of up to 42% on...
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Updated tech services to fuel IT hiring by next two quarters

IT employers across corporate India are looking to hire bigger numbers in the next two quarters as compared to the previous two on the back of cutting-edge technologies, according to the IT Employment Outlook Survey for April-September 2018 of 500 IT employers, conducted by Experis ITManpowerGroup India. “Hiring intentions...
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Facebook to introduce dating services

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced on May 1 that the world’s largest social network will soon include a new dating feature — while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Mr. Zuckerberg unveiled the plans as he addressed Facebook’s annual...
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Apple iPhone sales growing steadily despite the global tensions

Apple Inc. have reported resilient iPhone sales in the face of waning global demand and promised $100 billion in additional stock buybacks, reassuring investors that its decade-old smartphone invention had life in it yet. Apple’s quarterly results topped Wall Street forecasts, which dropped ahead of the report on growing...
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Rohingya crisis: British envoy seeks help from UN

Britain’s U.N. envoy have suggested that the U.N. Security Council could consider helping Myanmar collect evidence of crimes committed during a military crackdown of the Rohingya people, denounced by the world body as ethnic cleansing after most recent bout of persecution of the Muslim minority last year. “What we’ve...
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Schneider to acquire L&T electrical and automation business

In its biggest divestment so far, engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has said it would sell its electrical and automation business (E&A) to France-headquartered Schneider Electric for a cash consideration of Rs 140 billion. The divestment plan, which was first discussed in the summer of 2015, took three...
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