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Small traders likely to feel the pinch as govt bans 43 mobile apps

Small to medium businesses key user base of logistics and transport apps Lalamove and Drive by Lalamove

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Devangshu Datta  |  New Delhi 



Mobile, smartphone, apps, app ban, chinese apps, aliexpress
Most banned apps have origins in Mainland China. Some like Lalamove are based in Hong Kong, and Snack Video is from Singapore

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) issued a list of 43 apps it was banning “for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. According to Meity, the decision was taken based on comprehensive reports from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the ban was under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

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First Published: Thu, November 26 2020. 06:10 IST

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