Google India

  • Google mapping comes under CBI scrutiny 4 days ago

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • 97-year-old Shyam Saran Negi, one of India's oldest voters, stars in Google India's hugely popular 'Pledge To Vote' campaign March 28, 2014

    Shimla: Just short of being 100 years old, a mountain man's appeal to the nation to vote has 10 times the number of hits online than a Bollywood megastars' musical video staring Amitabh Bachchan and Dia Mirza. The story of Shyam Saran Negi, 97, one of the oldest voters in India...
  • Sunny Leone beats SRK, becomes most searched personality on Google December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: More people searched online for Bollywood newcomer Sunny Leone than actors like Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif and cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, making the adult star the most searched personality this year, according to Google India's annual Zeitgeist. The Google India Zeitgiest tracks the year's major events and...
  • Google India's GOSF loses direction on launch day December 11, 2013

    Update: Google India says it is still working to resolve the technical issues. New Delhi: Google India's much-hyped 2nd edition of the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) faltered on launch as the homepage of the festival (gosf.in) website failed to redirect to the intended page leaving many potential shoppers frustrated. At the...
  • Google's emotional 'Reunion' ad a hit in both India and Pakistan November 16, 2013

    Mumbai: An emotional advertisement for Google's search engine has become a hit in India and Pakistan by surprisingly invoking a searing and traumatic period in the shared history of the South Asian archrivals. Officially debuting on television Friday, the commercial already has been viewed more than 1.6 million times on...
  • Google's viral 'Reunion' ad reignites hope for easier Indo-Pak visas November 15, 2013

    Islamabad: The latest advertisement by Google depicts two elderly friends who reunite for the first time after the partition of India and Pakistan, capturing the entire process in less than four minutes. If only it were that simple in reality. For several people across the border, this is a dream that...
  • Watch: Google pitches emotion in separated-by-Partition-united-by-Google ad November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: At a time when to many of its users Google has long shed its "Don't be evil" image of its startup days and is resembling the evil corporate behemoths that it once appeared to stand against, Google is subtly attempting an image makeover by highlighting the good that...
  • Republic Day India: Google doodles a tiger with Google stripes January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: On India's 64th Republic Day, India's national animal the tiger glares at you from Google India's home page and the symbol of the Republic, India Gate, decorates the bottom left corner of Google's Republic Day India doodle. The Google logo appears as stripes on the tiger's body. Lotus, India's...
  • Doodle 4 Google winner on Google India home page November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google India home page on Children's Day has been created by Arun Kumar Yadav, a class 9 Kendriya Vidyalaya student from Chandigarh. Arun was selected as the winner from amongst 13 finalists chosen from over two lakh entries from more than 1000 schools across...
  • Class 9 Chandigarh student's doodle wins Doodle4Google 2012 November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Google India has announced Arun Kumar Yadav, a class 9 student of Kendriya Vidyalaya from Chandigarh, as the winner of the Doodle4Google 2012 competition. The winning Doodle titled 'India - A Prism if Multiplicity' will go live on the Google (India) homepage on November 14, National Children's Day....
  • UP: IAS officer arrested for allegedly harassing woman October 1, 2012

    Lucknow: An Uttar Pradesh IAS officer, Shashi Bhushan Lal Susheel has been arrested for allegedly harassing a Google India executive. A case has been registered against him in Lucknow. He will be produced in court on Monday. The IAS officer has been arrested under bailable offence. The incident happened on...
  • Google India blocks access to anti-Islam film September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Google India has blocked access to an anti-Islam film that has triggered violence in many countries and led to the killing of the US ambassador in Libya, the government said on Sunday. Strongly condemning all acts that disparage religious beliefs and sentiments, official spokesperson of the Ministry of External...
  • Google keeps paying employees even after death August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has often been ranked as one of the best places to work. This reputation has been earned largely due to amenities offered to employees, such as laundry, dry cleaning and automotive services, swimming spas, gourmet meals, on-site massage and free on-site doctors. Now we can also add...
  • Web content case: DoT likely to submit report today June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The objectionable content case against Facebook, Google and 17 other social networking sites comes up at a Delhi court on Friday. The Department of Telecommunication is expected to submit an Action Taken Report. In the previous hearing the judge had rapped the petitioner for not listing the company...
  • Objectionable web content: Petitioner fined Rs 200 April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court, hearing a civil case against various social networking sites for allegedly displaying objectionable content, on Thursday slapped a fine of Rs 200 on a petitioner for seeking an urgent review of its order which dropped the names of Google India and others from the suit. Administrative...
  • Web content: Case against Google India dropped April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Google India's name was on Friday taken out from the suit for trial of various social networking websites for allegedly hosting offending contents, after it was pointed out to a Delhi court that it is merely a software developing firm. Administrative Civil Judge Praveen Singh dropped the case...
  • ED notice to Google on foreign exchange violation February 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has issued a foreign exchange violation notice to internet giant Google for alleged irregularities in transfer of funds to its foreign entities. The Directorate has asked the Indian arm of the company to explain to it all the permissions the company has obtained from RBI...
  • Noida's 7-yr-old girl wins Doodle4Google 2011 November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: A hundred and fifty five thousand Indian kids tried drawing a logo or doodle for Google this year. The theme set by Google was 'India's gift to the world'. The drawings were screened by the JJ School of Art in Mumbai and finally put up for voting online....
  • 7-year-old from Noida wins Doodle4Google 2011 November 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Varsha Gupta, a Class III student from Ryan International School, Greater Noida, was chosen as the winner of this year's Doodle4Google competition organised by Google. Varsha's winning doodle, titled 'Indian Musical Instruments' will appear on the Google India homepage on Children's Day - 14th November 2011. Explaining her doodle,...
  • Google offers Indian businesses free websites November 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Google India on Wednesday announced the launch of a countrywide initiative to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India to go online with a free website. The Google-led 'India Get Your Business Online' initiative offers a free .in domain name and hosting for the first year along...
  • Google beings collecting Street View data in India June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Internet giant Google's long awaited and very ambitious project Streetview is ready to map and explore everything on Indian streets with its new application Google Streetview. This software will show you everything from a high rise to a small restaurant. Google Streetview unlike Google earth allows you a 360...
  • Now shop online in India with Google tool March 30, 2010

    Bangalore: Google launched a tool for the growing trend of online shopping in India and finding information about thousands of products and their prices through web pages, company officials said on Tuesday. "Google users can access information on product names, prices and images from about 30,000 Indian websites and portals with...