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Google Play store removes Paytm app citing gambling policy



Google has removed digital payments major Paytm’s app from its Play Store for allegedly violating its gambling policies.

“Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google’s Play Store for new downloads or updates. It will be back very soon,” the company said in a tweet on Friday.

“All your money is completely safe, and you can continue to enjoy your Paytm app as normal,” it added.

Google said that it does not allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting.

“When an app violates these policies, we notify the developer of the violation and remove the app from Google Play until the developer brings the app into compliance, Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Product, Android Security and Privacy, wrote in a blog post.

One of India’s most valuable startups, Paytm, which competes with Google Pay, earlier this month said that that revenue for the fiscal year ended on March 31 increased to Rs 3,629 crore with a 40 per cent decline in losses.

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DGCA: Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extends till November 30.



The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been prolonged till November 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation stated on Wednesday.

“However, the international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Indian aviation regulator stated in a round.

The scheduled international passenger companies have been suspended in India since March 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic. But particular international flights have been working underneath the Vande Bharat Mission since May and underneath the bilateral ‘air bubble’ preparations with chosen international locations since July.

India has fashioned air bubble pacts with round 18 international locations, together with the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France. Under an air bubble pact between two international locations, particular international flights could be operated by their airways between their territories.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) round additionally talked about that the suspension doesn’t have an effect on the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights particularly accepted by it.

The scheduled home passenger flights resumed in India on May 25 after a spot of two months amid the pandemic scenario.

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