Vijay Shekhar Sharma: News

23 Dec 2022


No more cash burn at Paytm: CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Paytm is done with cash burn in the business, said CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma. Speaking at Business Standard BFSI Insight Summit event, he added that the company is already making great strides in controlling spending.

13 Mar 2022


Paytm founder granted bail after arrest for hitting DCP's car

Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma was arrested last month and released on bail, reports said on Sunday.

18 Nov 2021


Paytm debuts on NSE, BSE: Find all key details here

Today, the financial sector is clamoring about India's biggest initial public offering (IPO). Mobile payment platform Paytm's parent firm, One97 Communications, will debut on Dalal Street.

06 Oct 2020


Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

Indian payments decacorn Paytm is gearing up to take on the dominance of Google.

01 Oct 2020


Indian government could soon launch its own app store

In the past few weeks, tensions have grown between Google and several Indian start-ups that have called out the internet giant over its 'monopolistic' Play Store policies.

01 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

Last night, Google held its Launch night event and showcased a bunch of new devices, including 5G-capable Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a, a new Chromecast dongle with mic-integrated remote, and redesigned, more powerful Nest Audio speakers.

31 Aug 2020


Is Paytm Mall hacked? Company explicitly says 'No'

Yesterday, a report published by US-based cyber-risk intelligence company Cyble claimed that Paytm Mall, the e-commerce arm of Indian payments unicorn Paytm, has suffered a massive data breach.

20 Jul 2020

Mumbai Police

All that happened in the entertainment world today

In the world of entertainment, it was a mixed bag on Monday.

27 Mar 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani to Anand Mahindra, corporates join fight against coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across countries, the Government of India is doing everything possible to control the spread of the disease, while combating the wide-range of problems stemming from it.

13 Dec 2019


Paytm raises another $669.5 million from existing investors

Just a couple of weeks after raising a whopping $1 billion, One97 Communications, the parent of digital payments giant Paytm, has raised $669.5 million (roughly Rs. 4,724 crore) in another round of funding.

25 Nov 2019


Paytm raises $1 billion, becomes most valued Indian start-up

One97 Communications, a Noida-based company that owns digital payments platform Paytm, has raised around $1 billion in a recent funding round.

21 Aug 2019


Paytm retains title sponsorship rights for BCCI — Details here

India's leading digital payment platform, Paytm, owned by One 97 Communications Pvt. Ltd., has retained the title sponsorship rights for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

01 Jan 2019


Paytm Payments Bank back in business after RBI nod

After six months of inactivity, Paytm Payments Bank (PPB) has started adding new customers following a clearance by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

20 Dec 2018


Here's why RBI stopped Paytm bank from enrolling new customers

Although Paytm got off to a good start with its payments bank initiative, opening of new bank accounts and e-wallets abruptly came to a halt in August this year, thanks to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

26 Nov 2018


IndiGo, SpiceJet to charge for web check-in, passengers are angry

Low-cost airlines IndiGo and SpiceJet will now charge for web check-in from passengers, and this has obviouly upset fliers.

25 Oct 2018


In an unforeseen twist, Paytm secretary claims she was extorted

In what can only be called an unforeseen twist in the extortion case involving Paytm employees and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the mastermind of the extortion plot has claimed to be a victim of extortion herself.

23 Oct 2018


Paytm CEO's secretary arrested for blackmailing him for Rs. 20crore

Two senior Paytm employees and their accomplice have been arrested by the Noida police for allegedly stealing personal and confidential information from Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, and blackmailing the entrepreneur.

29 Aug 2018


5 exclusive features that Paytm offers

Paytm was founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma in August 2010; it is based out of Noida.

27 Aug 2018


Warren Buffett set to invest Rs. 2,000+ cr in Paytm

If reports are to be believed, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are in talks with Paytm parent company, One97 Communications to invest around Rs. 2,200-2,500cr ($300-350mn) in the digital payments company.

18 Aug 2018


India's youngest billionaire slammed for Rs. 10,000 donation for flood-victims

With several avenues now open for providing financial help to flood victims in Kerala, several industrialists, politicians, celebrities, and the like, along with normal citizens, have started contributing.

03 Aug 2018


5 financial services offered by Paytm you should know about

Paytm is Noida-based E-commerce start-up that mainstreamed digital wallets in India, and helped us get rid of the unnecessary hassle of making cash payments.

23 Jun 2018


WhatsApp gets a new privacy policy: All details here

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp, which is launching payments services in India, has updated its privacy policy and terms of use to "reflect the addition of payment interoperability features."

17 Jun 2018


Meet the 6 youngest self-made Indian billionaires under 50

Becoming a self-made billionaire is no easy task; it's one of the greatest achievements.

30 May 2018


You may get WhatsApp payment feature next week

Earlier in February, WhatsApp did an initial roll-out of its payment feature in India which allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

26 May 2018


Cobrapost's 'shoddy' sting on Paytm: Pertinent questions remain unanswered

Cobrapost, arguably the king of sting operations in India, is back with another in its Operation-136 series, which reveals media houses' willingness to peddle content (mostly 'Hindutva'-related) for money.

26 Apr 2018


Meet the 6 youngest self-made Indian billionaires under 50

Becoming a self-made billionaire is no easy task; it's one of the greatest achievements.

16 Feb 2018


Facebook is the world's most evil company: Paytm founder

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of India's biggest mobile wallet firm Paytm, has called Facebook "the most evil company in the world."

15 Feb 2018


I am an entrepreneur, I should not be taken seriously

That entrepreneurs are dreamy is an understatement. People outside the 'chaar dewari' find this job glamorous, people inside it find it lonely.

30 Jan 2018


200 Paytm employees including office boy become millionaires after stock-sale

About 200 former and current Paytm employees have become millionaires after selling their stocks in the company worth Rs. 500cr.

28 Jan 2018


Paytm to become a $10bn start-up after secondary share sale

The valuation of home-grown digital payments giant Paytm, owned by Noida-based One97 Communications, is likely to jump to $10bn after some existing and former employees sell a part of their shares to new investors, including Canada-based Discovery Capital. Information about other investors isn't available yet.

16 Nov 2017


Paytm now lets you borrow interest-free credit! Here's how.

Paytm has been expanding its range of services tremendously, and there's another new product in store.

07 Nov 2017


Now you can send, receive money using BHIM-UPI on Paytm

After introducing Paytm "Inbox" in-app messaging feature, the Indian digital payments leader has now launched yet another exciting feature.

06 Oct 2017


Paytm Payments Bank incurred Rs. 30cr loss in 7 months

In its regulatory filing to Registrar of Companies (RoC), Paytm Payments Bank informed that in the time period between August 2016 and March 31, 2017, it has incurred losses of Rs. 30.7 crore.

01 Sep 2017


Paytm looking to become a full-service bank through partnerships

Paytm's rise to prominence during the demonetization-phase fuelled its ambition to get into the banking business.

17 Aug 2017


Narendra Modi will meet 200 start-up entrepreneurs to discuss ideas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting the 'champions of change', who have set up successful businesses from the grounds up, today at a session organized by federal policy think tank NITI Aayog.

07 Aug 2017


CEOs: Deciphering the enigma and busting the boardroom's myths

It's a thinking-out-loud kind of a situation. What makes a CEO tick?

26 Jul 2017


Paytm, Hong Kong-based AGTech Media to develop games jointly

One97 Communications-owned digital payments giant Paytm inked a joint venture deal with Hong Kong's lottery company AGTech Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AGTech Holdings.

07 Jun 2017


Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar's new Lutyens' zone acquisition

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has a new property: 6,000-sq-ft residential premises worth Rs. 82cr at New Delhi's coveted Lutyens' zone, one of India's most expensive locations.

23 May 2017


Tesla will not be plying on Indian roads anytime soon

Tesla's Model 3 is capable of reaching 60kmph from zero in 6 seconds and it gives 215 miles mileage on a single charge; it's a technological marvel, environment-friendly car and it's also a car that will not be available in India anytime soon.

23 May 2017

Bharti Airtel

Paytm Payments Bank starts operations, offers zero-balance accounts

Paytm Payments Bank, in a gradual roll-out, will start operations in North India on May 23. In the first phase, it will offer accounts to users on invite-only basis.