Feature Phone Users in India Can Pay Without Using the Internet

March 14, 2020

Digital payments have got a big push in India, but that’s mostly confined to smartphone users, or anybody who can access the internet on their mobile devices. But the fact is India has millions of users who still rely on non-internet based feature phones. How are they expected to make payments online when the internet isn’t available to them? This is where India-based mobile manufacturer, Lava, has come out with…

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Govt hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel by ₹3 each

March 14, 2020

NEW DELHI: The government has raised excise duty on petrol and diesel by ₹3 each to boost revenue collections taking advantage of the declining global crude oil price. Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified the additional excise duty on petrol and diesel by ₹1 each and special additional excise duty on the two fuels by ₹2 each, effective Saturday. Following the changes, excise duty on petrol…

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