Tag Archives: Warns

Hotel Industry Warns Tourism To Suffer At 18% GST On Rooms

Mumbai: The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) on Monday said the government’s four-tier structure in Good and Services Tax (GST), in which the service sector will be taxed at 18 per cent, will cause the tourism sector a major setback. In the recently-concluded meet on GST, the government has declared a four-tier structure of 5, 12, 18 ... Read More »

US FAA Warns Airline Passengers Not to Turn On Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones

Airline passengers should not turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights or stow them in checked baggage due to concerns over the phone’s fire-prone batteries, the US Federal Aviation Administration said. In a statement on Thursday, the FAA said it “strongly advises” passengers to follow its guidance “in light of recent incidents and concerns raised ... Read More »

Sony Warns Over Falling Mobile Sales; Stays in Black Thanks to PlayStation

Sony on Friday cut its sales forecast for the current fiscal year, citing the impact of a surging yen and slower smartphone sales, as net profit also took a hit. But it managed to stay in the black as strong sales of its PlayStation 4 offset negative impacts from a sharp rise in the yen and deadly earthquakes in Japan ... Read More »

Delhi Chief Minister Warns of Strict Action Against Ola, Uber

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday warned of “strict action” against app-based taxis, including cancellation of permits and impounding of vehicles, for charging fares more than the rates prescribed by the government. “Strict action, including permit cancellation and impounding of vehicles, will be taken against app-based taxis which charge fares more than government-prescribed rates (sic),” Kejriwal said in a tweetMonday. ... Read More »

UN Human Rights Chief Warns of Implications of Apple-FBI Row

An FBI demand that Apple unlock an iPhone risks setting a dangerous precedent that could have a chilling effect on human rights, the United Nations rights chief warned Friday. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s intervention came after Apple’s largest rivals backed the tech giant’s bid to resist the US government demand seeking to access the iPhone used by one of the ... Read More »

Indonesia Warns Messaging Apps to Drop Same-Sex Emoticons

Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country. In a letter to the president, the New York-based group said the government should publicly ... Read More »

Imagination Tech CEO Steps Down; Warns of Operating Loss

Imagination Technologies, a supplier of graphics technology to Apple, said its chief executive Hossein Yassaie had quit, departing as the British company warned it would make an operating loss this year. Non-executive director Andrew Heath had been appointed interim chief executive, the company said on Monday, adding that it would take steps to cut operating costs, including the sale of ... Read More »