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  • Nalanda University to provide free education to poor: Amartya Sen 6 days ago

    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....
  • Tata Power Solar partners Bajaj Finance for selling products July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Power Solar has partnered with Bajaj Finance to provide interestfree loan options for solar products of about Rs 2.5 lakh to consumers. "This national financing tieup will help make solar much more attractive and an affordable alternative to conventional power sources," Tata Power Solar said in a statement. The...
  • Taliban survivor Malala in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls July 13, 2014

    Abuja: Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of school girls abducted by Islamist militants. On Sunday, 16yearold Malala met with parents of the more...
  • Yahoo unveils a lineup of free streaming concerts July 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo continued its shift to online content with a lineup of free streaming concerts by music stars such as Usher, Michael Franti, and The Dave Matthews Band. A Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen promised to serve up a new live concert daily beginning on July 15 when The...
  • NGO advocates national level act to prevent witch killing July 3, 2014

    With mass killings allegedly related to witchcraft continuing in Jharkhand despite a law to prevent it, an NGO on Thursday strongly advocated for an act at national level to check the menace. The demand for a national law was made by the Free Legal Aid Committee (FLAC) at a function organised...
  • Jayalalithaa government to distribute 5.5 lakh free laptops this year June 25, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has decided to expedite the distribution of free laptops to high school and college students. According to state government officials over 17 lakh free laptops worth Rs 2,500 crore have been distributed to the students since 2011. 5.5 lakh free laptops worth Rs 1,100 crore...
  • Prisons made smokingfree zones in Kerala June 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prisons in Kerala have been made smokingfree zones in compliance of the Supreme Court order banning smoking in public places. A circular in this regard has been issued by DGP (Prison) T P Senkumar, directing jail officials to enforce the ban within the prison compounds. "Though smoking in public...
  • Delhi becomes first kerosenefree city in India June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government announced that the national capital has become the first 'kerosenefree city' in the country. "With the successful implementation of 'Delhi: A KeroseneFree City Scheme, 2012', no subsidised kerosene is being issued in the national capital and the country can save upto Rs 200 crore every year,"...
  • Free checkup for Foot and Mouth Disease in Punjab June 16, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday instructed Animal Husbandry Department to provide free vaccination to check the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the state and asked farmers to get their cattle vaccinated in the nearest veterinary hospitals. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Minister for Animal Husbandry, said here that...
  • This is awesome! Starbucks to provide free college education to thousands of its workers June 16, 2014

    In a move that will definitely improve the lives of its employees, US coffee chain Starbucks will provide a free college education to thousands of its workers through an arrangement with the Arizona State University, the New York Times reported adding that the company and the university will announce this...
  • Grumpy? Now, a free online course on happiness! University of California, Berkeley, will teach 'The Science of Happiness' May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Bookstores, online shopping websites and social media are full of quotes, excerpts and videos about happiness or the quest for happiness. According to Huffington Post, there are over 75 million Google search results for the term and 40,000 happinessrelated books available for purchase on Amazon.com. It is clear...