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India tells tech firms to protect user privacy, prevent abuse

19 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms, India's IT minister said on Thursday, speaking as the government draws up a data privacy law and seeks to push companies to store more data locally.

India scraps import tax on open cell panels in boost for TV makers

18 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI India has scrapped a tax on imports of open cell TV panels, used to make television displays, in a move likely to boost television manufacturing in the country and counter incentives offered by nations such as Vietnam.

UPDATE 1-India scraps import tax on open cell panels in boost for TV makers

18 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI, Sept 18 India has scrapped a tax on imports of open cell TV panels, used to make television displays, in a move likely to boost television manufacturing in the country and counter incentives offered by nations such as Vietnam.

India scraps import tax on open cell TV panels to boost manufacturing

18 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI, Sept 18 India has scrapped a tax on imports of open cell TV panels, used to make television displays, in a move likely to boost television manufacturing in the country and counter incentives offered by nations such as Vietnam.

Indian's top trader body seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart's festive season sale

13 Sep 2019

MUMBAI A leading Indian trader body asked the government on Friday to ban upcoming festive sales on Amazon's local unit and its rival Flipkart, saying their deep discounts violate the country's foreign investment rules for online retail.

In Sri Lanka, a polarising politician reaches out to minorities but suspicion lingers

02 Sep 2019

BERUWALA, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been a polarising figure for much of his political life. It is an image he is trying to change.

Exclusive: India to woo foreign firms like Apple to capitalize on U.S.-China trade war

29 Aug 2019

NEW DELHI India is targeting companies including Apple, Foxconn and Wistron Corp with a charm offensive aimed at encouraging them to shift business out of trade war-hit China, according to a source and a document seen by Reuters.

Xiaomi banks on phone data for finance play in India

23 Aug 2019

JAKARTA/MUMBAI China's Xiaomi is poised to launch a consumer lending business in India in the coming weeks, making an ambitious tilt at the booming financial services market where data privacy concerns and fierce competition present formidable challenges.

Reliance-Microsoft cloud tie-up poses threat to Amazon, Google in India

12 Aug 2019

MUMBAI/COLOMBO India's Reliance Industries Ltd on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, in a move that deepens the offerings of its Jio telecoms unit while posing a direct challenge to rival cloud services providers such as Amazon.com and Alphabet's Google .

Sri Lanka wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa launches presidential bid

11 Aug 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's main opposition party named a hardline former defence chief as its presidential candidate on Sunday, seeking to capitalise on public clamour for a decisive leader after deadly Easter day bombings.

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