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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: a brand on fire?

When Samsung had the opportunity to put on the crown of the undisputed king of the smartphone industry, it just blew it by the way it handled the exploding battery issue, when it was first reported: since Apple could not come up with a game changer while introducing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung, its arch rival, had a wonderful opportunity to offer the promising alternative at the right time; Unfortunately, Samsung walked into a PR storm of its own making, while shooting itself in the foot; it started an exchange programme to collect the flagship phone for a replacement.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: a brand on fire?
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Curfew lifted in Kashmir: Will the valley return to normalcy?

Indian government has been, for quite some time, since the protests began in Kashmir, trying put end to the crisis and give a message to world that everything is normal in Kashmir. Having burnt its fingers India would now feel better that the JK government, now controlled jointly by BJP and PDP, has lifted the curfew in Kashmir, letting Kashmiris breathe freely.

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Quantum of VAT payment will come down under the proposed amendment to VAT Act

Although the retail and wholesale merchants whose daily turnover exceed Rs.138, 000 will be brought under the threshold for the payment of VAT, in accordance with the proposed VAT amendment Bill, the VAT will really be charged only on the revenue accumulated on the sale of vatable goods.

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