SMS

  • Delhi: Now, recharge Metro card through SMS November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro commuters will now be able to recharge their smart cards by sending SMS to a designated number, courtesy a new facility launched on Thursday. To avail the service, passengers should have an account with ICICI Bank with their mobile number registered. The service is avialble at 71...
  • Soon order food of your choice through SMS onboard train September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon you can order meals of your taste through SMS while travelling on a train as Railways is launching a mobile phonebased service in a move to offer multiple catering options to passengers. The SMSbased service, part of the ecatering service, will be launched on September 25 in a...
  • All India Radio launches free news SMS alerts in five languages September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After the launch of its English language free news SMS alerts, All India Radio (AIR) on Friday launched a similar service in five Indian languages Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched the free news SMS service of AIR News...
  • HDFC Bank to send debit card PINs via SMS September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of its 'gogreen' initiative, HDFC Bank has started sending PIN, unique code number, for debit card holders through SMS instead of the practice of sending it by post. It is not just environment friendly but also convenient and saves time of both customers and the bank, HDFC...
  • Body found on rooftop of DIG's servant quarter August 12, 2014

    Body of a 25yearold man was found on the rooftop of a senior police officer's servant quarter in Jaipur, police said. The body, having no injury marks was found lying on the rooftop of the servant quarter allotted to Ravindra Singh, DIGHome Guards, Ashok Nagar Station House Officer (SHO) Bhawani Singh...
  • Head of a religious community receives threat SMS, accused taken into custody July 8, 2014

    Head of a religious community allegedly received threat SMSs from a youth in Muzaffarnagar, following which the accused was arrested at Khatoli town in the district, police said on Tuesday. The religious head received SMSs on his mobile phone on Monday, allegedly threatening to kill him, they said. Irate followers protested over...
  • Two taken into custody for threatening Tamil Nadu Minister June 15, 2014

    Salem: Two persons were on Sunday taken into custody for questioning for allegedly sending SMSs to some officials threatening to kill Tamil Nadu Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy, two collectors and a former district judge, police said. The SMS were received by Salem Revenue Divisional Officer Lalithavathi and Tahsildhar Kannan, police said. The...
  • 17yearold girl rape victim sets herself ablaze June 5, 2014

    A 17yearold girl attempted suicide by setting herself ablaze after she was allegedly raped in Mahesh Nagar area in Jaipur city, police said. The 25yearold accused identified as Manish lives as a tenant in the same building where the victim lives with her parents. The incident took place on Tuesday when...
  • SMSthreat case: Advocate, three others arrested May 30, 2014

    An advocate and three persons were arrested in connection with the threatSMS to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren as well as a DGP, from Telco police station area in Jamshedpur, police said on Friday. The four were arrested from Laxminagar Zone 3 of the Telco police station area last night, they...
  • 'SMS alert' service to start soon in all Thane courts May 17, 2014

    Thane: Lawyers of the petitioners and respondents in all courts of the district may soon get SMS alerts regarding status of the pleas filed, on their mobile phones through new service called Case Information System (CIS). In a circular, Thane District Courts Bar Association recently asked its members to submit their...
  • Head surgeon arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 2500 April 16, 2014

    Professor and head of surgery unit of SMS Hospital and College was on Wednesday arrested by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,500 from a patient's son, an official spokesperson said. Surgeon of Sawai Man Singh Hospital and College Rajveer Arya was arrested by ACB...
  • Meghalaya: EC launches SMS service for voters to locate polling stations March 31, 2014

    The Election Commission on Monday launched SMS service to help voters to locate their respective polling stations in Meghalaya. "This mobile service will enable voters to know the details of their polling stations by sending their EPIC number to 98560-66666", Chief Electoral Officer P Naik said after launching 'Your polling station...
  • In a first, Maoists use SMS service to appeal for poll boycott March 31, 2014

    In a first, Maoists are using SMS service to appeal to people to boycott the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand, police officials said on Monday. "Maoists are sending bulk SMSes to mobile-phone subscribers and appealing to them to boycott the ensuing general elections," a police official said. The SMSes...
  • Boycott Lok Sabha polls, Maoists appeal to people via SMSes March 31, 2014

    In a first, Maoists are using SMS service to appeal to people to boycott the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand, police officials said on Monday. "Maoists are sending bulk SMSes to mobile-phone subscribers and appealing to them to boycott the ensuing general elections," a police official said. The SMSes...
  • 60-year-old notorious poacher Sansar Chand dies of lung cancer March 18, 2014

    Notorious poacher Sansar Chand, who was accused of killing tigers and other animals in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, died in Jaipur on Tuesday. The wildlife smuggler was suffering from lung cancer and other ailments and was admitted to the SMS Hospital in Jaipur on March 14, hospital sources said. Sansar Chand,...
  • Doctor, social activist, tribal leader in AAP's 6th list March 16, 2014

    Five candidates from Rajasthan including former superintendent of SMS hospital Dr Virendra Singh figure in the sixth list of Aam Admi Party candidates. Singh, noted specialist in asthma and allergy at SMS hospital, will contest the Lok Sabha election from Jaipur (city) constituency, AAP Spokesperson Mulk Raj Anand said on Sunday. In...
  • Rajasthan: Unknown person rapes 4-year-old girl, leaves her bleeding March 5, 2014

    A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped and left bleeding by an unknown person in bushes at Mandan village in Alwar district, police said in Jaipur on Wednesday. Seriously wounded child was referred to Jaipur's SMS hospital, they said. Yesterday, the victim was picked up from the roadside shelter by a man while...
  • SMS alert service for waitlisted rail passengers launched March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Now you will no longer have to dial 139 or visit the rail website to check the status of your waitlisted ticket as the railways will now send booking status messages to passengers on mobile phones, if the tickets get confirmed before the journey. "For the last 10 days...
  • Bhanwari Devi murder: Mahipal Maderna granted conditional permission to attend funeral February 17, 2014

    A local court on Monday granted conditional permission to Mahipal Maderna to attend his father's funeral at his ancestral village at Chadi near Jodhpur. Mahipal, who has already been granted conditional permission from the ACJM (SC/ST cases) court from February 13 to 17, on Mondaymoved the application seeking an interim bail...
  • 92yearold Veteran Congress leader Parasram Maderna critical February 14, 2014

    Senior Congress and former Assembly Speaker Parasram Maderna has been put on ventilator support following respiratory failure, sources said. The 92yearold Jat leader was rushed to SMS Hospital here after he complained of swollen legs and stomach two days back. He was shifted to the ICU on Thursday night and is...
  • Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert February 12, 2014

    Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday spelled out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 201415. "IT has revolutionised our customer interface over the last few years. We...
  • South Africa's SMS service plans rollout in 11 Indian languages February 10, 2014

    Johannesburg: South African mobile instant messaging service Mxit, launched in India a fortnight ago, plans to rollout its service in 11 regional Indian languages within the next six months. "At the moment, India is our number one growth market," Mxit chairman Michael Jordaan told the weekly Sunday Times in Johannesburg as...
  • Facebook for Android can read your SMSs, other confidential information February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Leading social media company Facebook wants to read SMSs and other confidential information of people on the Android mobile phone platform, cyber security firm Kaspersky said today. "Over the last few days there has been a constant scrutiny over Facebook having access to your...
  • HC questions Foreign calls, SMSes for AAP, asks for reply January 17, 2014

    The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Centre to file reply on a plea seeking inquiry into alleged telephone calls and SMSes made from the US to Delhiites seeking support for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the assembly polls. A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog asked the Centre to files...
  • 10yearold girl's throat slit by kitethread on Makar Sankranti; dies January 14, 2014

    The kiteflying tradition on Makar Sankranti on Tuesday proved fatal for a 10yearold girl, who died after her throat was slit by a sharp kitestring outside her house in Tonk Road area in Jaipur. Chanchal was rushed to hospital bleeding profusely and she was declared brought dead by the emergency unit...
  • Kejriwal's 'Janata Darbar' to have SMS service for feedback January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to bridge the gap between the rulers and those ruled, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that the state would hold 'Janata Darbar' everyday where people can take their problems directly to the government. CM Kejriwal and his ministers would be sitting outside...
  • Text messages on mobile phones can help reduce diabetes risk December 20, 2013

    Washington: Researchers have found an innovative simple tool that may help decrease one's risk for diabetes: Text messages on your cell phone. Participants in a free mobile education programme, piloted in Detroit and Cincinnati last year, said the customised texting service 'txt4health' made them more aware of their diabetes risk and...
  • Former Rajasthan Agriculture minister Harjiram Burdak dies December 20, 2013

    A former Rajasthan Agriculture minister Harjiram Burdak died in Jaipur on Friday. 84yearold Burdak, ill for some time and admitted to SMS hospital, breathed his last past midnight, family sources said. Burdak, a sixtime MLA, was a cabinet minister in Ashok Gehlot government and had contested the recently held Assembly elections...
  • Twitter to be available on entrylevel mobile phones without Internet December 6, 2013

    Bangalore: Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singaporebased startup to make its 140character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entrylevel mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tieup with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first quarter...
  • Researcher exposes Google Nexus phones' vulnerability to SMS attacks November 30, 2013

    Mumbai: A new SMS vulnerability found in Nexus phones can force the phone to malfunction, restart, freeze or even lose network. According to PCWorld, the issue was first pointed out by a security researcher Bogdan Alecu who said that the Galaxy Nexus lineup including the latest Nexus 5 are susceptible...