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Chinese Apps Banned in India: Here Are Some Alternatives That You Can Use

The Indian government has just released an order to ban a total of 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, CamScanner, and more.


LAST UPDATED: JUNE 29, 2020, 11:07 PM IST

The India-China tension has taken a new turn as the government has released an order to announce a ban on popular apps including TikTok, Clash of Kings, Helo, Shareit, Shien and many more. According to the order, a total of 59 apps will be banned as “they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

While we await details on how exactly these apps will be banned in the country, we’ve listed down a bunch of alternatives that you can use:

UC Browser, CM Browser, APUS Browser, DU Browser

Chrome is rated as one of the best browsers and comes preinstalled on all Android devices that have support from Google. It is also way better as it offers you the ability to sync with your Google account.


This is a popular app used frequently by users to create digital copies of physical documents as well as an archive of scanned documents. It would be a good time to immediately shift your documents to your Google Drive, or use alternatives like Microsoft Office Lens or Adobe Scan.

TikTok, Likee, Viva Video, Vigo Video, Kwai, Bigo Live

If you are looking for alternatives for such short video entertainment platforms there are loads to choose from. There is Dubsmash, Triller and some Indian alternatives like Roposo, Chingari and Bolo Indya.

Xender, ShareIt

These are primarily file transfer apps and also allow you to transfer your apps. There are many file transfer apps including Google’s own Files as well as Jio Switch and ShareAll.

Shein, ClubFactory

If you are into fashion, you would know these apps very well. The two ecommerce apps offer customers a wide range of clothing and accessories that are mostly shipped from China. There are a variety of apps that you can use instead of these including Myntra, Koovs, Jabong, Ajio and many more.

UC News, Newsdog, QQ Newsfeed

Almost every big news agency today offers its own individual app. Also, we recommend using Google News as it offers an excellent recommendation of news articles based on your interests.



Last date for property tax payment extended
(Delhi Property Tax - North MCD / South MCD / East MCD / NDMC

NEW DELHI, JUNE 29, 2019 01:34 IST
UPDATED: JUNE 29, 2019 01:34 IST

The last date for payment of property tax with rebate was extended on Friday by the North and South Delhi civic bodies.

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation has already made a similar announcement, extending the last date of payment with rebate to July 31.
Mayors of the two corporations on Friday announced the extension of the last date, which was earlier June 30.

The North corporation has extended the last date of payment, with 15% rebate, to July 15. The SDMC has extended the last date to July 31.

As a consequence, SDMC offices that were to remain open on Saturday to collect payments, will now be closed.

Last date for property tax payment extended


Property tax date extended due to COVID-19
Editor | June 26, 2020 @ 11:38 AM
Property tax is paid on all types of residential and commercial properties that an individual or an organisation owns. Non-payment of tax leads to penalty or seizing of the property. It is usually paid by tax-payers by the end of March, the end of the financial year.

However, due to the lockdown people are facing several problems and are unable to pay their taxes. Hence, municipal corporations and civic administrations of various states and cities have extended the deadline for the payment of property tax. In times like these, one can also choose to pay their property tax online.

Let us have a look at the extension of the deadlines in cities and what are the benefits that one can avail.


In Delhi, several municipalities from different zones issued public notices regarding the extension of the deadline. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has extended the tax payment deadline till 30th June. Along with this residents can also avail a waiver of 100% interest and penalty on payment of outstanding dues, for all types of properties. Similarly, in North, East and West Delhi also the deadline has been extended till 30th June.

Municipal Corporation of Gurugram will give a one-time rebate of 25% on arrears of water and sewerage bills for the period upto March 31, provided the bills are paid by August 31. The corporation has also stopped the sealing of properties for non-payment of dues.


The Telangana government has also extended the deadline. It has allowed property tax payers to pay their tax dues and arrears without penalty till 30th June.


The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has extended the property tax payment date from 31st March to 30th June. It has also stated that no penalty will be levied on properties for residential and educational use and 10% will be levied on properties for other use along with rebate as applicable.


The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to remove the 2% penalty on those who are unable to pay the property tax. The waiver will be applicable for three months – from March to May.

The civic body has decided to increase the incentive period for taxpayers from April 1 to July 31. The previous incentive plan was for a period of three months starting on April 1 and ending on May 31.


In Tamil Nadu the payment of property tax period is extended for three months, till 30th June.
All other payment of property tax, water charges, farm loan installments to cooperatives, housing loan installments to cooperatives, Tamil Nadu Housing Board loan installment to fisheries and handloom cooperatives has been deferred.


Chandigarh has also extended the date of property tax till 31st July. Residential properties will be able to avail 20% rebate and commercial properties 10% on their taxes up to July 31, after which they will have to pay 25% penalty and 12% interest on the tax amount.

To pay your property tax online and for more information, visit the below websites for respective cities.

Delhi MCD- www.mcd property tax.in

Noida- www.noidaauthorityonline.com

Municipal Corporation of Gurugram- www.mcg.gov.in

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai- www.mcgm.gov.in

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation- www.nmmc.gov.in
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation- www.ghmc.gov.in
Pune Municipal Corporation- www.propertytax.punecorporation.org

Kolkata Municipal Corporation- www.kmcgov.in

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike- www.bbmptax.karnataka.gov.in

Greater Chennai Municipal Corporation- www.chennaicorporation.gov.in

Naima Khatun, Magicbricks Bureau

Property tax date extended due to COVID-19


South, north Delhi corporations to extend property tax payment deadline
Vibha Sharma | TNN | Updated: Jun 30, 2020, 14:55 IST

NEW DELHI: The south and north corporations have planned to extend the deadline for paying property tax with rebate till July 31.
A senior official of South Delhi Municipal Corporation said that as soon as the file gets approval, a formal announcement will be made possibly by Tuesday evening. The move has come in wake of the difficulties faced by residents in reaching property tax offices during the corona pandemic.
Also, on one hand, there has been a rise in complaints of the new online portal not functioning properly and on the other, the corporations have not been able to organise tax collection camps in their areas unlike in the previous years, said residents. An official, however, claimed that over 1.25 lakh people have submitted the tax online, using the new website, which shows that the system is operating fine under the south corporation.
In North Corporation too, most of the residents complained about non-operational website causing hardship in filling online forms. And they also abstained from going to the property tax offices due to increasing chances of infection. North Corporation mayor Jai Prakash said that they have already moved the file.

South, north Delhi corporations to extend property tax payment deadline | Delhi News - Times of India


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