1. Google reinstates Indian apps on the Play Store after government intervention.
2. Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw opposes Google’s app delisting and vows government action.
3. Resolution reached as government steps in to resolve app dispute with Google.

New Delhi, March 02: Following the intervention of the government, technology giant Google has reinstated several Indian apps on its Play Store, resolving the dispute that led to their delisting.

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw expressed the government’s strong opposition to Google’s decision to delist certain apps, emphasizing that such actions would not be permitted.

The government’s intervention prompted Google to restore flagship apps of Info Edge India, including Naukri, 99acres, and Naukri Gulf, along with People Group’s matrimony app Shaadi, which reappeared on the Play Store on Saturday afternoon.

Sanjeev Bikchandani, co-founder of Info Edge, applauded the efforts of the company’s team in getting many of its apps reinstated on the Play Store, highlighting their dedication to resolving the issue.

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While some apps have been restored, it remains uncertain whether Google will reinstate the remaining delisted apps.

Nevertheless, the government’s intervention has provided relief to the affected companies.

Google’s move to delist the apps had sparked criticism on social media, with many accusing the company of engaging in monopolistic practices.

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) also condemned Google’s action and called for the reinstatement of the delisted apps, including those of Bharatmatrimony, Info Edge,, and TrulyMadly.

The delisting occurred after Google and the affected companies failed to reach an agreement on in-app transaction fees.

Google proposed charging between 11% to 26% for such transactions, a proposition that met resistance from the companies involved.