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WhatsApp awaiting payment nod from RBI for its 200 millions User base

WhatsApp Chief has written to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), seeking a formal nod to expand payments services to all its 200 million users in India.   The messaging app, which has drawn fire from the government over spread of fake messages on its platform, continues to wait for a regulatory clearance to launch Read More…

Business Industries Market National Technology

WhatsApp adheres RBI Circular for Payment data localisation policy.

Mobile messaging platform WhatsApp Tuesday said it has built a system that stores payments-related data in India, in line with RBI’s data localisation policy.  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a circular in April, had said all system providers will have to ensure that the entire data relating to payment systems operated by them Read More…

Asia Market Technology

WhatsApp appoints grievance redressal mechanism for india

India is WhatsApp’s biggest market with more than 200 million users. It, in July, limited message forwards to five chats at a time and had also removed the quick forward button placed next to media messages to discourage mass forwarding. It has also introduced a ‘forward’ label to help users identify such messages. The Indian Read More…

Culture North India

MBA student lynched with 4 police personal being mute spectators

Three days after a 26-year-old MBA student was lynched in Imphal West district on suspicion of being a vehicle lifter, police have suspended a sub-inspector and terminated the services of three other officers. The purported video of the incident, which was shared by victim’s friend on Twitter went viral on social media, showed that the Read More…

Life Style Politics

Whatsapp non committal on originators demand upsets IT Minister

After this high level meeting in Delhi, the Union IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that the Facebook-owned company has agreed to the Government’s demands. “We had a productive meeting with the WhatsApp CEO (Chris Daniels). There were three main points that we discussed  that they should have a corporate entity in India, they should Read More…