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  • Uber offers free rides in Sydney after backlash over fare hike amidst siege 4 days ago

    Sydney: Online car service Uber on Monday offered free rides from Sydney's central business district following a public backlash over an initial surge in prices amid a hostage drama in a city cafe. Fares on the US-based company's booking app initially rose to a minimum fee of A$100 ($82) for pickups...
  • Gambia launches Ebola-free campaign to attract foreign tourists December 10, 2014

    Banjul: Gambia Tourism Board have launched a new Ebola-free campaign to help foreign tourists to have first-hand information about the country's public health situation. The sector will be organising a series of sport activities, among those beach football events, to send a clear message to the world that the West African...
  • A new app that lets you make unlimited free calls to landlines, mobile phones December 8, 2014

    New York: A new app has made it possible to make calls on landline and cell phones for free in 85 countries. Call+ app lets you make free calls to landline and mobile phones alike without anyone needing the app at the other end, CNET reported. Available for Android and iOS devices,...
  • Free WiFi service at New Delhi Railway Station launched December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Passengers at New Delhi railway station will be able to access WiFi internet within its premises as the public transporter is kicking off a scheme for providing more connectivity at stations. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will launch the WiFi facility at the busiest station in the country here with...
  • Air India expresses inability to seat upgrade, more free baggage for MPs November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped Air India has expressed inability to upgrade seats of MPs to business class or carry their extra baggage for free, especially in flights which have all upper class seats booked by paid passengers. Noting that it gets a large number of requests from MPs regarding upgrades, the national...
  • Qatar Airways launches 'buy one get one free' ticket offer for Indian customers November 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Gulf carrier Qatar Airways has rolled out a 2-for-1 ticket offer for Indian customers, under which travellers booking one business class ticket will receive a second business class ticket for free on select global destinations. Booking of tickets under the five-day promotional scheme commences on Tuesday and the journey can...
  • 'Women were lured to sterilisation camp with promise of money' November 16, 2014

    Bilaspur: The husband of a Baiga tribe woman who died after undergoing tubectomy at a government-organised sterilisation camp in Bilaspur district alleged that health workers put pressure on them and also held out a promise of money for consenting to the operation. "Auxillary nurse-midwives and mitanins (women health workers) told the...
  • China has its way on APEC free-trade deal November 11, 2014

    Beijing: APEC leaders agreed to work towards possible adoption of a "historic" free-trade deal proposed by China, in a victory for the Communist giant as it strives for a bigger role in formulating global trade policy. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members' endorsement of a roadmap for promoting the Free...
  • Kerala: Police say no to 'Kiss of Love' October 29, 2014

    Kochi: The proposed 'A Kiss of Love' programme on November 2 on the Marine Drive grounds, planned as a protest against moral policing, will not be given police permission, a top police official said on Wednesday. A group of Facebook users had called for the programme...
  • West Bengal: Government hospitals to provide free services to all patients, says CM Mamata Banerjee October 22, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that all patients will be entitled to receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals and health centres across the state. "Henceforth, all patients will receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals...
  • Nalanda University to provide free education to poor: Amartya Sen October 15, 2014

    Biharsharif: The Nalanda University will provide free education to poor students if they qualify on the parameters of the varsity, its Chancellor Prof Amartya Sen said on Wednesday. The students of poor economic background interested in studying at the Nalanda University will be provided free education if they qualify on the...
  • Airtel rolls out 'public Wi-Fi' service in Hyderabad October 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Bharti Airtel on Friday rolled out "public Wi-Fi" facility at select locations in Information Technology hub of Hitec City here as a first step towards Telangana government's goal of making Hyderabad a Wi-Fi enabled city. Under the facility launched on pilot basis, users of smartphone, tablets and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices...
  • Police plan to turn Kerala capital 'tobacco-free' September 23, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala capital may turn into a tobacco-free city soon with city police taking several initiatives, including strict implementation of anti-tobacco laws. Close on the heels of the state government increasing the tax on cigarette, the city police has joined hands with "janamaithri" personnel, the community police wing of the...
  • Idea extends free talk time in Kashmir till October 3 September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Idea Cellular has extended free talk time offer for prepaid customers in floodaffected Kashmir till October 3. "All Idea prepaid customers of Kashmir can now make unlimited local Idea calls for the next 15 days without doing any recharge. This has been enabled till 3rd October 2014,"...
  • HC asks Gujarat not to collect duty on telecom customers forms September 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government not to collect stamp duty from various telecom service providers including Tata TeleServices, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications on customers' application forms. Justice CL Soni of the Gujarat High Court directed the Gujarat government not to collect stamp duty on customers'...
  • Kerala: Experts welcomes increase in tax on cigarettes September 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Leading medical experts and social advocates who have come together under the umbrella of "Tobacco Free Kerala" on Thursday welcomed the Kerala Government decision to raise taxes of cigarettes by 50 per cent during the fiscal year 201415. Lauding the Oommen Chandy government for...
  • BSNL to offer free Internet access on select Micromax devices September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Micromax said it has partnered staterun telecom firm BSNL to offer free Internet access on select devices in a bid to drive data usage in the country. Under the partnership, BSNL will bundle free data usage of up to 2GB per quarter for 12 months on...
  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on the Apple App Store September 17, 2014

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 15, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon 3. Goblin Sword, Eleftherios Christodoulatos 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 6. Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. 7 Minute...
  • Young Japanese man promoting peace gives free hugs September 16, 2014

    A young Japanese man has been traveling three years through Asia distributing 'free hugs for peace' in an initiative to bring people together, His videos have registered more than 1.5 million views on Youtube. Koichi Kuwabara, 29, began his adventure just after graduating from university and has since toured South Korea,...
  • J&K floods: Government working to restore phone connectivity in the state September 14, 2014

    Jammu: With flood water now receding, the government is trying to restore affected telecom services in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar earlier announced that people in Jammu & Kashmir can talk for free for a week on BSNL network, while other mobile...
  • US lawmaker seeks suspension of visafree travel for Europeans September 13, 2014

    Washington: Citing the presence of a large number of Islamist extremists in European countries, a Democratic lawmaker sought an immediate suspension of visafree travel to the US from countries like Britain, Germany and France. "I urge the Administration to immediately suspend the Visa Waiver Programme for countries such as Great...
  • Telangana education department orders schools to give free education to journalists' children under RTE September 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: Facing criticism from journalists for threatening the media and not helping in uplifting unofficial ban on two Telugu news channels, the Telangana government has come up with an order that has given relief to many journalists. The district education officer in the state capital Hyderabad has directed private recognized...
  • Google Voice integrated into Hangouts messaging app; allows users to make free voice calls September 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Google began letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or lowcost voice calls over the Internet. "Hangouts already makes it easy to send a quick message, or start a group video chat," Google product manager Amit Fulay said in a blog post. "But, sometimes...
  • US manufacturing industry pushes India for free trade September 10, 2014

    Washington: Expressing readiness to revitalize bilateral trade relationship with India, the US manufacturing industry has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide foreign companies a level playing field by accepting global free trade agreement. "Manufacturers remain hopeful that positive progress can be achieved. As Prime Minister Modi prepares to visit the...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' declared tax free in Maharashtra August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra's muchawaited movie 'Mary Kom', the story of a determined girl who makes it big in the world of boxing, has been declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before its scheduled release date. "Yay! #MaryKom declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before release!...
  • CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan declares 'Mardaani' tax free in MP; lauds Rani Mukerji for her powerful performance August 25, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to give taxfree status to actress Rani Mukherjee's latest film 'Mardaani'. "We will give 'tax free' status to 'Mardaani' in Madhya Pradesh considering the bold social message conveyed by it," Chouhan posted on Twitter last night. "Trafficking of young girls and women...
  • Aamir Khan launches waste free Jodhpur campaign August 15, 2014

    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Friday launched ambitious waste collection project in the Jodhpurand said that waste management was the first thing that comes to the mind when we think of various urban problems. The actor, who launched 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project from the Umaid Singh Stadium here, said waste accumulation...
  • National Herald case: HC stays lower court's summons to Gandhis till August 13 August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed a lower court's summons to Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case till August 13. The Congress leaders were summoned in relation to the alleged misappropriation of assets worth Rs 2000 crore of the National Herald newspaper. Senior Congress leader...
  • Gehlot's free medicine scheme won't be stopped: Health minister July 30, 2014

    The state government on Wednesday assured the House that the Chief Minister Free Medicine Scheme launched by the previous dispensation in governmentrun hospitals would not be closed but would be linked with a health insurance scheme. Health Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore categorically rejected the supplementary questions of Opposition Congress MLA, Pradhyuman...
  • Idea offers '2,00,000 hours of free Internet' for Opera Mini users July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular is giving away 2,00,000 hours of free Internet access, over the next 20 days, to its users through the web pass service on Opera Mini. Idea Web Pass is a Opera solution that allows consumers to buy customised data packs within the Opera Mini browser itself....