Apple to expand production in India, in touch with government: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Apple plans to expand its manufacturing operations in India and is in touch with government officials, even as the iPhone maker seeks a larger share of the Indian market. “Apple has started making phones out of Bengaluru, they’re in touch with IT secretary for expanding in India,” said IT and electronics minister Ravi Shankar Prasad,


IT employees set to form union as layoffs loom large

A forum of IT workers is all set to get itself registered as the first union of techies in the country, amid reports of large scale layoffs by IT companies. “The Forum for Information Technology Employees (FITE) will be getting itself registered formally as the first union for IT employees in India,” forum’s vice-president Vasumathi


Tata Consultancy Services sets up Business Process Service Centre in Patna

Under India BPO Promotion Scheme Tata Consultancy Services has set up a Business Process Service centre in Patna under the India BPO Promotion Scheme, envisaged under Digital India Programme to leverage IT Industry’s growth to create new opportunities for India’s talent and drive inclusive growth. The TCS Centre in Patna is one of the three


GST impact: Entertainment, cable, DTH to enjoy lower taxes from July 1

Taxation on entertainment, cable and DTH services shall come down under the Goods and Services Tax regime as the ‘entertainment tax’ levied by states has been subsumed in the GST, the government said today. The Finance Ministry in a statement said services by way of admission to entertainment events or cinematography films in cinema theatres