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Google Play store removes Paytm app citing gambling policy

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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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NCB files charge sheets in drugs case, 33 accused including Rhea Chakraborty

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The Narcotics Control Bureau is going to file a charge sheet in the special NDPS court on Friday in the drugs case which came to light during the investigation of the demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The charge sheet contains more than 12 thousand pages, with the names of several paddlers and witnesses. 33 accused including Riya Chakraborty have been made in the charge sheet. His girlfriend Riya Chakraborty and her brother Shouvik Chakraborty, who were his girlfriends in the last days of Sushant, are also accused in the drug case. Both are currently on bail after being in jail for several days.

On June 14 last year, Sushant Singh Rajput’s dead body was found at his Bandra residence. CBI investigation is underway for Sushant’s death. At the same time, the Enforcement Directorate has investigated the allegations of financial misappropriation in Sushant’s accounts. In this sequence, the drug connection was revealed through WhatsApp chats, which was followed by the entry of the Narcotics Control Bureau. NCB arrested Riya Chakraborty, Bhai Shouvik Chakraborty, Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda in this case. However, all have been granted bail. Riya got bail from the Bombay High Court after spending almost a month in jail. Riya is also the headmistress of the Sushant Death case, which is being investigated by the CBI.

NCB director Sameer Wankhede is going to file a charge sheet in the NDPS court. The NCB charge sheet named 33 people, one of whom is Riya. At the same time, the names of 200 witnesses are there. There are more than 12 thousand pages in the charge sheet, while there are around 50 thousand digital pages. Many drug peddlers and other names are also on the charge sheet. The drugs case was filed in August last year. After this, the NCB started a thorough investigation, with the arrest of the drug peddlers, the names of several celebrities were also called, which the NCB called for questioning from time to time. Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh and Sara Ali Khan were interrogated by the NCB. The two were also questioned by the NCB following the arrest of Arjun Rampal and his live-in partner Gabriela Dimitriades’s brother.

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