A new TweetDeck: Twitter adds GIFs, polls and emojis to dashboard app

SAN FRANCISCO: Micro-blogging site Twitter plans to update its social media dashboard app TweetDeck with support for GIFs, polls and emojis. In a Twitter poll, users were asked to choose the missing features that people would most like to see incorporated into TweetDeck, The Verge reported on Friday. The company plans on bringing the above mentioned new elements as well as support for threads and image tagging to TweetDeck. “It’s…

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Smartphone companies ring in price cuts

Chennai: Consumers are set to be spoilt for choice and emerge as winners as smartphone makers compete with one another with flagship launches at attractive prices. In a move unheard of in the industry, OnePlus rolled out the OnePlus 7, a successor to its popular OnePlus 6, at Rs 32,999 — 6% lower than the launch price of its previous variant and equal to the offer price at which OnePlus…

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Google tracking your online purchase history

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is quietly keeping track of every single purchase you have made in years, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, the information is made available to users via a private web tool which, the company claims, keeps your data private. Google, however, stressed it does not use the information for personalized ad tracking. In 2017, the…

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Automated GST refund for exporters by next month

NEW DELHI: Exporters of goods and services as well as suppliers to SEZ units are likely to get GST refunds automatically from June as the revenue department plans to introduce faceless scrutiny of refunds and faster claim settlement, an official said. Under GST, every person making a claim of refund on account of ‘zero-rated’ supplies has two options. Either he can export without payment of integrated tax under Bond/ LUT…

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TRAI mulls regulating apps streaming TV channels

NEW DELHI: The telecom watchdog is considering regulation of over-the-top (OTT) apps that stream TV channels, such as Hotstar, Airtel TV and Sony Liv, to bring them under a licensing framework similar to the one for broadcasters. Trai, which recently introduced new tariff rules aimed at making television viewing more affordable, now plans to focus on carriage of TV channels via apps that are currently unregulated and, in some cases,…

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5 things to know about Form 16

1. Form 16 is a certificate issued by an employer, certifying that the TDS is deducted from the salary of the employee and deposited with the government. 2. The form’s Part A contains employer’s TAN, PAN of employer and employee, address, assessment year, employment period and summary of TDS deposited with government. 3. The Part B of Form 16 consists of salary break-up, details of deductions claimed, total taxable income…

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Documents required for filing ITR

The government has notified the income tax return (ITR) forms for FY 2018-19. This means that you can now start collecting the documents need to file your ITR for FY 2018-19. Although you have till July 31, 2019 to file your return, keeping the required documents handy in advance will make the process easier. Here are the documents you must collect and things you must do before filing your ITR…

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Automated GST refund for exporters by next month

NEW DELHI: Exporters of goods and services as well as suppliers to SEZ units are likely to get GST refunds automatically from June as the revenue department plans to introduce faceless scrutiny of refunds and faster claim settlement, an official said. Under GST, every person making a claim of refund on account of ‘zero-rated’ supplies has two options. Either he can export without payment of integrated tax under Bond/ LUT…

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