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Mobile phone bills set to reduce? Narendra Modi government tells telcos to cut prices; here's why

Mobile phone bills set to reduce? Narendra Modi government tells telcos to cut prices; here's why

Currently, telecom services are levied with 15% tax, which includes 0.5% each on account of Swachh Bharat Cess (SBC) and Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC).

IT industry layoffs: Ravi Shankar Prasad says more jobs coming as digital eco-system grows
IT industry layoffs: Ravi Shankar Prasad says more jobs coming as digital eco-system grows

Claiming, in line with Nasscom that 2.5-3.0 million jobs would be by 2025, Ravi Shankar Prasad said his ministry had roped in McKinsey and Co to help it tap the full potential of the digital economy.

Uttar Pradesh beats Maharashtra, turns No. 1 sugar producer in India at 87 lakh tonnes
Uttar Pradesh beats Maharashtra, turns No. 1 sugar producer in India at 87 lakh tonnes

UP also achieved an average yield of 72.37 tonnes per hectare, which is again the highest.

Indian economy took 31 years to increase by 10x to $2.3 tn; next phase of similar rise will take half the time
Indian economy took 31 years to increase by 10x to $2.3 tn; next phase of similar rise will take half the time

Three years ago, the country ran the risk of a sovereign ratings downgrade that could have led to India’s isolation from global capital markets.

Towards responsive justice system: Compensation for false arrests must be mandatory
Towards responsive justice system: Compensation for false arrests must be mandatory

It is certain the UP government will challenge the ruling at the high court and, if need be, at the Supreme Court, this would be unfortunate.

Private company to implement PM Narendra Modi's Digital India scheme; here's why it is a good idea
Private company to implement PM Narendra Modi's Digital India scheme; here's why it is a good idea

Any PPP, though, has to work very closely with government departments since, without their cooperation, nothing can be achieved.

Critical location of Korea, makes zero-sum game untenable
Critical location of Korea, makes zero-sum game untenable

Korea, long described as the ‘shrimp among whales,’ has worn the crown of its ‘geographical destiny’ as great powers, the ‘whales’—the US, Japan, Russia and China—intersect here.

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NASA's Juno probe unveils Earth-sized cyclones on Jupiter
NASA's Juno probe unveils Earth-sized cyclones on Jupiter

The findings from the first data-collection pass, which flew within about 4,200 kilometres of Jupiter's swirling cloud tops on August 27 last year, appear in the journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

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SAGITTARIUS Your creative energy should now be at a peak, but not perhaps because the stars are all on your side. On the contrary, challenging romantic stars remind us of the cliché that all great art stems from… read more