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  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes normal operations December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The operations of the budget carrier SpiceJet, which were hit severely last week due to the non-payment of dues to the oil companies and regulatory issues, returned to normal on Saturday with the airline operating 124 flights till Saturday afternoon. "Today's operations: SpiceJet as of 3:15 PM operated 124...
  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes operations December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped airline SpiceJet resumed operations on Wednesday after facing passengers' anger for mass cancellation of flights over non-payment of fuel dues. SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor has said that the flights will resume operations by Wednesday evening. "Flights scheduled to depart on or after 4 PM today...
  • West Asia tour operators cautious of giving visas after Kalyan youth join Islamic State December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ever since the arrest of Areeb Majeed, who along with three of his friends from Kalyan near Mumbai in Maharashtra allegedly joined the Islamic State in Iraq while on a pilgrimage, tour operators in Mumbai have become very cautious. Visas for Ziyarat in Baghdad has never been difficult to...
  • Chennai cab operators told to do background check on all drivers December 11, 2014

    Chennai police have also begun a verification process of taxi operators and have asked cab companies to maintain a database of drivers and to conduct background checks. ...
  • Philippines: Manila braces for storm, as Hagupit leaves 27 dead December 9, 2014

    Dolores: Typhoon Hagupit weakened to a tropical storm as it churned close to the Philippine capital on Monday, after killing 27 people on the eastern island of Samar island where it flattened homes, toppled trees and cut power and communications. Manila shut down as Hagupit, which means "lash" in Filipino, took...
  • Gurdaspur botched-up surgeries: Is our public healthcare system letting down the people who need it the most? December 5, 2014

    A free cataract surgery camp organized in Punjab's Gurdaspur went horribly wrong after it left 16 people blind. The Punjab government has registered cases against the doctor and the charitable institute that organised the camp. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: 13 CRPF personnel killed by Naxals in yet another offensive in Chintagufa December 1, 2014

    In yet another attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday, the Naxals killed 13 CRPF personnel who were stationed at Chintagufa in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh for an ongoing anti-Naxal operation. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: 13 CRPF personnel killed by Naxals in yet another offensive, this time in Chintagufa December 1, 2014

    Chintagufa: In yet another attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday, the Naxals killed 13 CRPF personnel who were stationed at Chintagufa in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh for an ongoing anti-Naxal operation. "The encounter that took place around 10-11 km south of Chintagufa in Sukma district left a Deputy...
  • Vodafone, Airtel fined the most for tariff and MNP rules violation November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Vodafone has been fined the most for tariff rule violations till date, while Bharti Airtel has been penalised the maximum amount for breaching mobile number portability norms. Country's second largest telecom operator Vodafone has been penalised over Rs 6 lakhs for charging customers on new tariff without...
  • Window washers rescued after dangling at NYC's World Trade Center November 13, 2014

    New York: Two window washers trapped on a broken platform outside the 69th floor of New York's One World Trade Center scrambled to safety through a hole cut in the glass on Wednesday after dangling for two hours alongside the city's tallest skyscraper. Rescuers pulled the men from an oblong, open-topped...
  • Europe makes space history as Philae probe lands on comet November 12, 2014

    Berlin/Frankfurt: The European Space Agency (ESA) landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a decade-long mission to get samples from what are the remnants of the birth of Earth's solar system. The box-shaped 100-kg (220-pound) lander, named Philae, touched down on...
  • Government to revive 23 district co-operative banks, to infuse Rs 2,375 crore November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday decided to infuse Rs 2,375.42 crore to revive 23 District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) in four states which were on the verge of closure. Of the total amount, state government would contribute Rs 1,464.59 crore, Centre Rs 673.29 crore and NABARD Rs 237.54 crore, said a...
  • Indore government hospital launches Rs 55 lakh anti-rodent drive November 3, 2014

    Indore: The government-run MY Hospital is spending lakhs of rupees for quite a different kind of 'operation', one that would rid its premises of the menace of rodents. To prevent patients from contracting rodent-borne infections and provide a hygienic and clean ambiance, a month- long drive has been launched at a...
  • Operation against terrorists to continue, vows Nawaz Sharif November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that military operations against terrorists would continue till their complete elimination, a media report said on Monday. Nawaz Sharif condemned Sunday's Wagah suicide bombing. There were conflicting reports on the blast toll. Some media reports said that the toll was 59, while others put the...
  • K K Sharma takes over as Director Operations of NTPC November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned power producer NTPC said that K K Sharma has taken charge as Director (Operations) of the company. A Mechanical Engineer and MBA in Finance, Sharma's career spans over 39 years with contribution in the areas of Mega- Budget Thermal, Hydro Power and Coal Mining Projects as a...
  • Pune: 7-storey building collapses, 1 person feared trapped October 31, 2014

    Pune: A 7-storey residential building collapsed in Narhe Ambegaon in Pune. Eight families were residing in the building which is close to the Mumbai-Pune highway. Three people including a child are likely to be trapped in the debris. Rescue operations are on. Fire brigade, ambulances and police teams are at the...
  • Aamir Khan tackles Tuberculosis in the latest episode of 'Satyamev Jayate'; Salman Khan shares how his family was affected by it October 26, 2014

    According to the statistics provided during 'Satyamev Jayate', a startling number of people are affected by Tuberculosis, or TB in India. "Over 30 crore Indians carry the virus for the disease, whereas around 40 lakh are currently suffering from it," the show revealed. The latest episode of Aamir Khan's show tackled...
  • OS X Yosemite review: Still has what makes a Mac a Mac, also can make Macs act more like iPhones October 17, 2014

    Cupertino: If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar. The Yosemite update to Apple's OS X system, available as a free download starting Thursday, adds several features to bring the Mac in line with last month's iOS 8 update...
  • Apple's new Mac operating system OS X Yosemite now available as a free download October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple made its new Mac operating system, Yosemite, available as a free download starting Thursday. Apple's Mac operating system Yosemite, named after the national park, gets a new design and better ways to exchange files. The new Mac OS lets users search for content on the computer and on...
  • The evolution of Android: From Cupcake to Lollipop October 16, 2014

    The new Nexus devices - the Google Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 - bring along the latest update to the Android mobile operating system. The first commercial version of Android was launched way back in September 2008. Initial Android versions were only numbered. It was with the Android 1.5...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: The eye of the cyclone will make landfall soon, says Met official October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is very close to the Visakhapatnam coast. "The eye of the cyclone will make landfall soon," said Met department official. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Eye of the storm approaches the coast of Andhra Pradesh October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is very close to the Visakhapatnam coast. "The eye of the storm is approaching the coast of Andhra Pradesh," said IMD official. More than lakh people have been evacuated and relief operations are on. ...
  • Navy keeps relief teams, ships ready for cyclone 'Hudhud' October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy has kept teams of personnel ready for relief and rescue operations as cyclone 'Hudhud' approaches the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts, a navy official said on Friday. The naval base at Vishakhapatnam has kept on stand-by 30 diving teams of 10 personnel each ready with inflatable...
  • 'Bang Bang' outshines actor Shaan's 'Operation 021' in Pakistan October 8, 2014

    Karachi: Bollywood's latest blockbuster 'Bang Bang' has outgunned the much hyped Pakistani film 'Operation 021' during the Eid holidays with exhibitors being forced to take down the local offering from single screen cinemas after adverse reactions from the audience. 'Operation 021', which stars Pakistani superstar Shaan, was expected to emulate the...
  • Bangalore: Rescue operations to locate girl washed away in drain shifts to Madiwala lake October 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Search for the nine-year-old girl who slipped into an uncovered drain in Bangalore on Monday has reached Madiwala lake where the storm water drain ultimately culminates. An eight-member team of Natural Disaster Response Force will look for the girl in the lake. Massive rescue operations have been on...
  • Yahoo lays off hundreds of employees in India October 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo is reducing the size of its operations in Bangalore, India, the Internet company's largest engineering facility outside its California headquarters. The company said in a statement on Tuesday it was consolidating "certain teams into fewer offices" in Bangalore, but that it would continue to have a presence there. The...
  • Kashmir lest we forget October 8, 2014

    It's been a month since floods lashed Jammu and Kashmir. Some areas in Srinagar are still waterlogged with water levels as high as 3 to 5 feet. ...
  • Canara Bank donates Rs 5.67 crore to PM Relief Fund October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned Canara Bank donated Rs 5.67 crore to Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for rescue and relief operations in flood-ravaged Jammu & Kashmir. The cheque was handed over by the bank's Executive Director A K Gupta here, Canara Bank said in a statement. Last month, Prime Minister Narendra...
  • Bastar: 20 wanted Maoists lay down arms, total 280 in 2014 October 7, 2014

    Raipur: The counter-insurgency operation of Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday got shot in the arm when 20 Maoists, most of them carrying rewards on their head, surrendered at separate places of Bastar region. With this, the total number of rebels laying down arms has reached to nearly 280 this year in the...
  • Updategate: Apple releases iOS 8 workaround to fix blocked calls issue September 25, 2014

    Apple released a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who reported a drop in cellular service and the inability to use the fingerprint reading Touch ID after downloading the iOS 8.0.1 mobile operating system. Apple said it would release iOS 8.0.2 in the next few days to fix...