Karnataka govt lifts ban on ride-hailing firm Ola

Payal Ganguly

Two days after suspending its cab aggregator licence for operating bike-taxi services, the Karnataka government lifted the ban ....

25 March, 2019

Startups face hurdles over compliance with govt’s geotagging ruling

Payal Ganguly

A notification issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in February this year asking companies to register themselves, including ....

19 March, 2019
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Delhi HC dismisses PIL against Amazon, Flipkart for flouting FDI norms

Payal Ganguly

On Monday, a Delhi High Court bench, headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon, dismissed a public interest litigation that sought ....

19 March, 2019

Angel tax going away will boost funding next year: IAN's Padmaja Ruparel

Payal Ganguly & Kavya Kothiyal

India’s burgeoning angel investment ecosystem has lately been the focus of policymakers, chiefly around the issue of the ....

14 March, 2019

Govt extends deadline for responses to draft e-commerce policy

Payal Ganguly

The central government has extended the deadline for submitting responses to the draft national e-commerce policy from 9 to 31 ....

8 March, 2019

SEBI approves framework for listing startups

Ankit Doshi

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday approved the framework for enabling technology-oriented startups and ....

1 March, 2019
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IndiaTech suggests steps to strengthen rights of founders at 'high-growth' startups

Payal Ganguly

IndiaTech, a domestic lobby for technology-focussed companies and investors, has submitted proposals to the capital markets regulator ....

26 February, 2019

Data localisation in focus as govt unveils draft e-commerce policy

Payal Ganguly

The Indian government has issued a draft national e-commerce policy that aims to regulate cross-border data flow, fight piracy ....

25 February, 2019

Indian lawmakers summon Facebook officials to discuss protecting citizens' rights

Reuters

An Indian parliamentary panel has summoned representatives of Facebook Inc, its messaging services WhatsApp and photo-sharing ....

22 February, 2019

Angel tax: Govt relaxes norms for exemption but conditions apply

Payal Ganguly

The Indian government on Tuesday sought to relax the provisions of  the ‘angel tax’ that ends up taxing startups ....

19 February, 2019
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Government to use artificial intelligence for good governance: Suresh Prabhu

Vignesh Ananthraj

The government will use artificial intelligence (AI) for good governance as well as protect citizen's privacy and ownership ....

19 February, 2019

Karnataka transport dept confiscates Ola, Rapido bike taxis in Bengaluru

Binu Paul

The Karnataka transport department has confiscated nearly 200 bike taxis in Bengaluru connected to ride-hailing apps Ola and Rapido, ....

18 February, 2019

Why India’s e-pharmacies are still awaiting a policy prescription

Binu Paul

The dozen-odd startups that constitute India’s nascent e-pharmacy sector currently operate in a regulatory grey area and ....

15 February, 2019

CCI examining whether Google abused Android to block rivals

Reuters

India's antitrust commission is looking into accusations that Alphabet Inc's unit Google abuses its popular Android mobile ....

12 February, 2019

Parliament panel summons Twitter CEO amid allegations of bias

Reuters

An Indian parliamentary panel is summoning Twitter Inc's chief executive to appear before it later this month, after ....

11 February, 2019

Angel tax: Govt freezes accounts of Babygogo, TravelKhana

Payal Ganguly

Just after assuring angel investors and startup entrepreneurs of a speedy resolution to the issues surrounding angel tax, the ....

8 February, 2019

Facebook users in India will now know who paid for political ads

Reuters

Facebook Inc is toughening up the rules governing political advertisements in India to create more transparency ahead of the country’s ....

8 February, 2019

Fintech lobbies approach RBI with alternatives to Aadhaar-based eKYC

Payal Ganguly

Industry bodies representing fintech companies have approached the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with alternatives to Aadhaar-based ....

7 February, 2019

Cloudtail undergoes ownership restructuring to return to Amazon marketplace

Binu Paul

Cloudtail India Pvt. Ltd, one of the largest sellers on e-commerce major Amazon India, has undergone a restructuring of ownership ....

7 February, 2019

India’s bid to regulate online content threatens entry of e-cigarette maker JUUL

Anirban Ghoshal

American e-cigarette maker JUUL's plans to enter India may have hit a roadblock as the IT ministry’s proposed rules ....

6 February, 2019

Indian, foreign firms at odds over govt move to regulate internet content

Payal Ganguly

A clear split is forming between Indian and foreign firms over how the government should regulate content over the internet. In ....

6 February, 2019