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India

Sankalp Phartiyal

Three arrested over alleged bid to blackmail founder of Paytm

4:08pm IST

MUMBAI Police have detained three people, including the spokeswoman of the country's biggest digital payments company Paytm, over an alleged bid to blackmail its founder and extort $2.7 million by threatening to leak stolen personal data.

RBI's monetary policy committee highlights inflation spike risk, signal rate hikes

19 Oct 2018

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy committee sees a risk of rising headline inflation from high crude oil prices and a weak rupee, indicating potential rate hikes ahead even as it held rates unchanged at its last meeting.

Netflix needs lower prices to woo India

18 Oct 2018

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Netflix Inc's Indian operation drew attention in a surge of international subscribers in the third quarter, but it faces fierce competition and a difficult cultural conundrum to make inroads with the country's more than one billion TV viewers.

Infosys sticks to revenue growth guidance as quarterly profit rises

16 Oct 2018

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Infosys Ltd retained its revenue forecast for the current financial year, with the chief of India's second largest IT firm saying the demand for its services remained strong.

UPDATE 2-Infosys sticks to revenue growth guidance as quarterly profit rises

16 Oct 2018

* See spends coming back in North America - COO (Recasts, add execs' comments from news conference)

Amazon India say services boosting large appliance sales

15 Oct 2018

MUMBAI Amazon's investment in an extensive delivery network, and offering installation services and monthly payment plans, helped make large appliances a major category during its annual festive sale, the head of its Indian business said on Monday.

RPT-WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

14 Oct 2018

JAIPUR, India, Oct 12 On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colours of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit.

Amazon says India customer base surges during festive sale

12 Oct 2018

MUMBAI U.S. online giant Amazon said its festive season sale in India had got off to a strong start, with three times the number of people signing up to shop in the first two days compared to last year.

WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

12 Oct 2018

JAIPUR, India On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colours of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. | Video

India to raise import tariffs on electronic and communication items

12 Oct 2018

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India said on Thursday it will raise import tariffs on several electronic items and communication devices, in another move to rein in imports and bolster a falling rupee.

World News

'Savage' Khashoggi killing was planned: Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday there were strong signs Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing was planned and attempts to blame it on intelligence operatives - Riyadh has suggested it was a rogue operation -- "will not satisfy us".