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eToilet manufacturer now seeks feedback from users

IANS THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Kerala-headquartered Eram Scientific, the leading manufacturers of eToilets in the country, that has set up 2,200 electronic public toilets in 21 states has launched a campaign for feedback from the public. “The public can make use of the 24X7 call centre number inside the toilet to call and give their feedback at any time. A feedback switch in ... Read More »

More people going online for banking: survey

IANS NEW DELHI More Indians are now using a mobile banking app or going online rather than just talking to a banking adviser on phone to address complex issues, a new survey said on Wednesday. The survey, ‘Customer Experience in Banking’, by global tech company Avaya, which covered India, Britain, Australia and the UAE with 5,000 respondents, showed that customers ... Read More »

ECONOMIC SCAN

Seminar on investor education on Aug 11 PANAJI: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Mumbai Stock Exchange (BSE) are holding a seminar on ‘Investor Education’ on August 11, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Hotel Fidalgo, Panaji. Senior officials from both the organisations will be present to guide the investors. The seminar will provide an opportunity ... Read More »

Rice shipments slow as stronger rupee lifts export prices

REUTERS MUMBAI India’s non-basmati rice exports are likely to slow over the next few months as its shipments of the grain have become too expensive on the world market due to a rally in the rupee and an increase in local paddy prices. Lower shipments from the world’s biggest rice exporter will give rivals Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia a chance ... Read More »

PM should explain, says Congress on alleged discrepancy in notes

PTI NEW DELHI The Congress today alleged that two different kinds of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes were printed post demonetisation “which jeopardises the credibility of Indian currency” and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi come clear on it. The opposition party, which disrupted proceedings in the Rajya Sabha over the issue forcing its adjournment, said the high denomination ... Read More »

Kerala tourism expects sharp increase in arrivals this year

PTI COIMBATORE With Kerala shifting into high gear with a new and assorted fare of tourism products, the state expects a sharp increase in domestic and international arrivals at 9 per cent and 11 per cent, up from 5.67 and 6.25 per cent in 2016, a tourism official of that state said today. International tourist arrivals stood at 10.38 lakh ... Read More »

SUVs, luxury cars to cost more as GST cess hiked to 25%

PTI   NEW DELHI SUVs, mid-sized, large and luxury cars that had become cheaper after GST rollout on July 1 will cost more as the GST Council has approved a proposal to hike cess on them to 25 per cent, from 15 per cent now. Under the new GST regime, cars attract the top tax rate of 28 per cent. ... Read More »

Sensex slips into the red; IT stocks tumble

PTI   MUMBAI Benchmark Sensex succumbed to fag-end profit booking to close lower at 32,274 Monday as investors dialled down on fresh bets due to absence of fresh triggers and muted earnings by some corporates. Software exporters witnessed selling pressure as weakness in the dollar against the rupee, which traded at two-year highs, stoked fears of a revenue hit, brokers ... Read More »

Prosecutors seek 12 yrs jail for Samsung heir

AFP   SEOUL South Korean prosecutors Monday demanded the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country’s last president. At the final hearing in the trial of Lee Jae-Yong, the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, prosecutors called him the “ultimate beneficiary” of crimes committed in the ... Read More »

Income tax returns filed up 25%, advance personal I-T by 42%

IANS NEW DELHI Claiming a demonetisation effect, the government on Monday said the income tax returns filed in the current fiscal has seen a 25 per cent increase and the advance individual income tax collections have gone up by 42 per cent. As many as 2.83 crore income tax returns were filed till August 5 this year as compared to ... Read More »

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