APPLICATIONS

  • Application to help Nepal earthquake victims launched 5 days ago

    New Delhi: An online application promising to aid the search and rescue efforts in earthquake-ravaged Nepal was launched in New Delhi, a statement said on Thursday. 'Help Nepal' allows users to share information about their current situation, safety and other issues through the app which was developed by Sagoon, a social...
  • RBI warns against fraudulent 'All Bank Balance Enquiry No' app April 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the Reserve Bank of India had on Saturday said it has not developed any such application. In a statement, the Reserve Bank said that it has come to its notice that an app (application) "is doing rounds on...
  • Government makes use of open-source software mandatory March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has issued a new policy that mandates the use of Open Source Software (OSS) in government offices across the nation. Currently, the government offices make use of Closed Source Software (CSS) that is licensed under the exclusive legal right of the...
  • Delhi government asks IT ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps: official March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Information Technology Ministry to block mobile applications of taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola in the capital city, a state government official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Delhi transport officials asked US cab company Uber and its Indian rival Ola to cease operations if they...
  • South Korea develops smartphone application to curb student suicide March 13, 2015

    Seoul: South Korea has developed smartphone apps to help bring down its high student suicide rate by warning parents when their children might be at risk, the education ministry said on Friday. The government-developed apps, which the ministry hopes to introduce this year, are programmed to detect "suicide- related" words used...
  • China tops patent applications list in 2014 February 24, 2015

    Beijing: China has received 9.28 lakh patent applications last year, making it the highest recipient of requests for patents globally for the fourth successive year even as experts say the world's second largest economy lacks competitive edge despite the large numbers. The number of invention patent applications filed to the State...
  • Dispose off RTI applications, appeals as per guidelines: Government to departments February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has asked ministries to properly dispose off applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority while...
  • Delhi authorities give Uber deadline for licence application February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Authorities in New Delhi have set Uber Technologies Inc a February 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the online taxi-hailing firm's application to operate in the city. Uber was banned in Delhi in December after one of its drivers was accused of raping a female passenger. Last month,...
  • Apple users spent $500 million on apps in the first week of 2015 January 9, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple and thousands of mobile software developers are feasting on people's ravenous app-etite for apps. Users of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches spent nearly $500 million on applications and in-app services during the first week of the year, according to figures released Thursday. That's the highest weekly volume recorded...
  • Delhi Police launches mobile application 'Himmat' for women's safety January 2, 2015

    The Delhi Police has launched a mobile application called 'Himmat' which will allow women to send a distress call to the Police Control Room and their relatives in case of any emergency. ...
  • Investments in Uber's Indian rivals uncertain after taxi application ban December 14, 2014

    Mumbai: A ban on online taxi services in India, following the arrest in New Delhi of an Uber driver accused of rape, has brought uncertainty to the millions of dollars of international investment pumped into Uber's Indian rivals Ola and TaxiForSure. Ola raised $210 million in October from a group led...
  • Mobile phone a basic need for most unmarried Indians: Survey December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: If one goes by a survey, most single Indians can't do without their mobile phones. The survey, by online matrimony platform www.shaadi.com, was conducted on a total of 6,500 respondents in the age group of 23 to 35 years, to understand how crucial a mobile phone is for unmarried...
  • Radio taxis distances itself from app-based services like Uber December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to disassociate themselves from Uber-like services, an apex body of radio taxi operators on Tuesday asked the government to take urgent steps to regulate unlicensed app-based cabs to ensure passenger safety in the wake of the rape of a woman allegedly by a driver. The Association of Radio...
  • Air India to use mobile application to address customer queries October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India launched its mobile app to enable passengers book tickets in a "quick, simple and convenient" manner while on the go and formally opened its account on Twitter. The mobile app, launched by airline CMD Rohit Nandan, would be initially available on the Android platform but would...
  • Hyderabad: Schools install CCTV, parents can access it via mobile application August 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: In the aftermath of the gangrape of a sixyearold student in a Bangalore school, some schools in Hyderabad have taken hightech measures to ensure safety of their students. Schools have installed closedcircuit television (CCTV) system and parents have been given access through a mobile application. Krishna Chaitanya, parent of a...
  • How the singlemessage app 'Yo' found fame and fortune July 19, 2014

    San Francisco: A messaging app that allows users to send the word "Yo" to friends has discovered newfound fame and fortune. San Franciscobased startup Yo, which got its start in Tel Aviv and moved to California after becoming a hit in Israel, boasted new backers on Friday as reports estimated its...
  • Gowda launches social media application for Railway July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Monday launched a new social media application for the ministry. Gowda said that as soon as the Railway Budget is presented in Parliament on June 8, it will be available on the application and also on Twitter account and Facebook. He said the initiative...
  • Tourism Ministry launches mobile app for exploring cities June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The selfguided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including...
  • Maharashtra: Muslim women's organisation seeks changes in personal law June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), an organisation which works for the welfare of Muslim women, has demanded sweeping reforms in the law governing Muslim marriages, including a ban on polygamy and unilateral talaq. BMMA has come out with a draft Muslim family law which seeks to put an end to...
  • Why most health apps die young June 1, 2014

    London: Even as people lap up mobile applications for stress management and healthy eating, making these have longterm effect has been a challenge as their appeal tends to be shortlived. Studies that assessed the use of online and mobile applications for healthy eating found that less than 10 per cent of...
  • Infosys inks applications development deal with Volvo March 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Infosys, India's second-biggest IT outsourcer by revenue, said on Monday it has won a multi-year contract from Volvo Cars to provide application development services for its global operations. Infosys will provide applications to support multiple operations, including marketing and sales, customer service, manufacturing, product development and corporate functions, it said...
  • Rape accused IAS officer BB Mohanty's anticipatory bail plea rejected March 13, 2014

    A local court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail application of rape accused suspended IAS officer B B Mohanty. The court of women atrocities cases on Thursday rejected the bail application which was moved to the court by the district court on Wednesday. Additional Chief Secretary rank official Mohanty, who was posted...
  • Assam: 39 people submits application for three RS seats January 24, 2014

    A total of 39 people, including four former MPs, have submitted applications to Assam Pradesh Congress Committee in Guwahati for the three Rajya Sabha seats from the state that will fall vacant soon. "The applications, including from former MP and APCC vicepresident Bishnu Prasad, Kirip Chaliha, Anowar Hussain and Barnenda Bhattacharjee,...
  • Narendra Modi launches mobile application called 'India272+' January 4, 2014

    In a bid to consolidate the mandate received in the recent state assembly elections and achieve the magic figure of 272 in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi launched a mobile application called 'India272+'. According to Modi's website, the application is available on the Google Play...
  • HC to decide on Lalu Prasad's bail plea on Thursday October 30, 2013

    Jharkhand high court on Wednesday reserved its order on the bail petition moved by RJD supremo and exBihar chief minister Lalu Prasad, who is serving a fiveyear sentence after being convicted in a fodder scam case. After conclusion of the hearing by the CBI counsel against Lalu's bail plea, the bench...
  • Army recruitment applicants create rampage in Gorakhpur August 24, 2013

    Thousands of unsuccessful applicants went on a rampage during an army recruitment campaign in Gorakhpur pelting stones at buses and stopping trains. On Friday, which was also the last day of the 'Sena Bharti Mela' at the RPSF camp in Gorakhpur, candidates from Mau district were tested. A total of 362...
  • High Court directs auto unions not to go on strike from Wednesday August 21, 2013

    Observing that the impact of a fare hike is a matter of serious concern for commuters, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed Mumbai Autorickshaw Union to restrain its members from going on a 72hour strike from Wednesday. The Advocate General told the court on Tuesday that the state government...
  • File online RTI pleas for all central government departments from Wednesday August 21, 2013

    Citizens will be able to file RTI applications online from Wednesday in all central government ministries and departments in the national capital. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy will launch the portal www.rtionline.gov.in at a function in Delhi on Wednesday. Moving further towards greater transparency...
  • US to hike fees for generic drugmakers; Indian firms to be hit August 11, 2013

    Washington: Many Indian drugmakers will soon have to bear higher costs for sale of products in American markets, as the US health regulator FDA is hiking the fees for generic drugmakers by up to 48 per cent from October. India is the second largest drug exporter to the US, according...
  • Microsoft India launches Office 365 University for students August 6, 2013

    New Delhi:/b Internet Major Microsoft today launched its Office 365 for full time and part time university students in India with an affordable subscription offer. The Office 365 University includes the complete set of Office applications and can be installed on two PCs or Macs. It also sports Office on...