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Indians hooked to games during lockdown; highest ever sales and gaming app downloads
Sales of board games in India are soaring like never before amid lockdown.
Mobile internet usage increases just 10% since lockdown
Top govt sources said mobile Internet usage had increased only by around 10% on avera...
4 crore users may be without mobile phones by May-end if curbs not lifted: ICEA
The government has allowed sales of only essential goods and ...
Amphan impact: Mobile, broadband normalcy in West Bengal, Kolkata circles only next week
Droves of mobile users in Kolkata and rest of West Bengal remained without connectivity for over 40 hours as power outages and fibre cuts continued to scupper early restoration of mobile and tower networks. Those who managed to get access to home broadband experienced dismal speeds.
Covid-19: Cos try to save jobs while struggling to meet payroll commitments
Buffeted by the turmoil unleashed by the Covid-19 pandemic, a bunch of companies are trying to save jobs even while India Inc struggles to meet payroll commitments.
Lockdown: Retailers seek clarification to open shops; don't expect majority of states will allow
ET spoke to multiple retail and traders associations who said most of the large states like Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and others have already enforced stricter measures of lockdown and hence shops are unlikely to be opened.
9 months on, Reliance Jio’s $8bn tower deal with Brookfield awaits nod
While final approvals from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) are expected shortly, as per the sources cited, Reliance Industries’ (RIL) debt reduction plans have been delayed.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates DRDO mobile testing lab
The mobile lab, which can be positioned anywhere in the country, will also be helpful to carry out the diagnosis of COVID-19, virus culturing for drug screening, convalescent plasma derived therapy and early clinical trials specific to the Indian population, the defence ministry said.
Coronavirus impact: Phone retailers seek relief amid closures
The list of relief measures includes a waiver on interest on loans for three months and on rentals during the lockdown period. The retailers also highlighted difficulties in paying salaries and emphasised the need for security in retail shops.
Cellphone retailers appeals to Finance Minister requesting her not to raises taxes on mobile phones
"We strongly appeal to you to not increase GST on mobiles. The increase of 6% would directly lead to hike in prices of product, impacting consumer behaviour leading to a slowdown in demand affecting business adversely,” said the letter written by AIMRA national president Arvinder Khurana.
Hard lobbying by trade bodies shuts doors on ecommerce
Emails from small and regional retailers across the country to officials at the Centre and state CM, accompanied by hard lobbying by their national bodies with the PMO and key ministers may have played a part in the govt not allowing resumption of sale of non-essential products on ecommerce platforms.
Mobile phone firms hopeful of starting partial production by month-end
The home ministry on Sunday changed its earlier decision and disallowed sale of non-essential items through e-commerce platforms after opposition from political parties and traders.
Mobile phone retailers to boycott Samsung for three days
In a Whatsapp message sent by the offline cellphone retailer lobby, All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA), to the trade on Friday evening said retailers will boycott "Samsung business for three (11,12 & 13th February) days.
ExxonMobil, IOC ink gas transport pact
The US has emerged as an important energy supplier for India, with total crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports worth an estimated $6.7 billion, officials said. Imports of the two commodities in April-December 2019 have already surpassed the shipments during the entire previous fiscal year.
Paytm Mall gets over 3.5 lakh requests for electronics products during lockdown
The company said that it has received over two lakh e-mails and 3.5 lakh requests in the comments section for delivering laptops, mobile phones, headphones, trimmers, chargers, academic books and other study materials, consumer electronics as well as white goods since the lockdown was imposed to contain coronavirus infection.
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