Services

  • TCS net profit rises 51.5 per cent, beats estimates 16-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India's largest IT services exporter, posted a 51.5 per cent rise in quarterly net profit, beating expectations, as it won more contracts in Europe and some emerging markets. Net profit for the fourth quarter ended March 31 rose to Rs 5,297 crore ($879 million) from...
  • Airtel launches unlimited-usage mobile service packs for its pre-paid customers 16-04-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched multiple unlimited-usage service schemes starting from Rs 7 for its pre-paid customers. "Bharti Airtel today introduced its Night Store - a first of its kind store that will enable customers to buy value for money offers on their prepaid mobile for internet usage...
  • Infosys gives 6-7 per cent wage hike to employees 15-04-2014 02:01 PM

    Bangalore: Country's second largest software services firm Infosys has raised salaries of its employees in the country by 6-7 per cent and by 1-2 per cent for onsite workers, effective April 1. "We have increased salaries. We have given salary hikes of 6-7 per cent for offshore and 1-2 per...
  • Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services: Report 15-04-2014 10:32 AM

    Bangalore: Facebook Inc is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process. The company is close to obtaining approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to start a service that...
  • LS polls: TCS ties up with Twitter India for election app 14-04-2014 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: The country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services has tied up with social media giant Twitter to launch an app, iElect, to help users gain social insights into the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. "The TCS iElect app is a completely new way to observe, analyse and participate...
  • Delhi top North Zone with five wins in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 05-04-2014 04:17 PM

    Chandigarh: Delhi breezed into the Super League of the Syed Mustaq Ali T20 Trophy (North Zone) beating Services by five wickets at the Sector 16 stadium on Saturday. The team topped the zone with five victories in as many games. Services, opting to bat, made 144 for six with skipper...
  • Government accountant suspended for campaigning for the BJP 03-04-2014 11:57 PM

    An accountant posted with the Rural Engineering Services (RES) department was suspended by District Returning Officer in Indore on Thursdayfor allegedly campaigning in favour of the ruling BJP, official sources said. RES department accountant Vinod Jai has openly campaigned for the BJP after which District Returning Officer and Indore Collector...
  • BBM now lets users send files up to 16MB in size, share photos in group chats 02-04-2014 12:06 PM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has started rolling out the latest version of its BBM app for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10 devices that not only lets uers send larger files (up to 16MB on BlackBerry 10, Android and iPhone) but also lets them share photos in multi-person (group) chats. The 6MB...
  • Now, enjoy cold drinks, momos at Lucknow polling booths 01-04-2014 06:21 PM

    In the land of nawabs, this election would mean comfort of a different kind -- with kiosks selling cold drinks, wafers and momos at select polling centres. The Election Commission has zeroed in on select polling booths of the total 1,400 in the state capital which will be plush with...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Services thrash J&K by seven wickets 01-04-2014 02:52 PM

    Chandigarh: Pacer Shadab Nazar claimed four as Services thrashed Jammu and Kashmir by seven wickets in a North Zone T20 match for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Tuesday. Opting to bat, J&K batsmen managed to put up paltry 91 runs in 18.4 overs before Services overhauled the target with 20...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million: Report 01-04-2014 11:02 AM

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc is in preliminary talks to acquire online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. The deal could further Yahoo's efforts to bolster its online video programming and video advertising revenue, according to the report,...
  • Microsoft beefs up customer privacy policy, vows not to snoop on emails 30-03-2014 11:15 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp, under fire for accessing an employee's private Hotmail account to prove he was leaking computer code to a blogger, has said it will now refer all suspicions of illegal activity on its email services to law enforcement. The decision, announced by head lawyer Brad Smith on Friday,...
  • Google slashes cloud computing prices in rivalry with Amazon; price cuts range from 30 to 85 per cent 26-03-2014 11:53 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc slashed its cloud computing service prices on Tuesday, seeking to wrest customers from Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in the fast-growing market of renting computers and data storage to companies. Price cuts range from 30 to 85 per cent. Google's Cloud Storage will cost 2.6 cents...
  • Cisco plans to offer cloud computing services, pledges to spend $1 billion over the next two years 24-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Bangalore: Cisco Systems Inc plans to offer cloud computing services, pledging to spend $1 billion over the next two years to enter a market currently led by the world's biggest online retailer Amazon.com Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported. Cisco said it will spend the amount to build data centers...
  • 80-year-old BJP MLC Virkeshwar Prasad Singh dies 20-03-2014 02:34 PM

    BJP MLC Virkeshwar Prasad Singh passed away at his residence in Patna early on Thursday, his family sources said. He was 80. Singh is survived by his wife and seven daughters. He represented Koshi graduates constituency in the state legislative council for two terms and was set to retire in...
  • Pandora raises fee for ad-free music service by $1 a month 19-03-2014 11:40 AM

    San Francisco: Pandora Media Inc will increase fees for its ad-free service by $1 a month to almost $5 a month in May, a move to cover the rising cost of licensing tunes that may annoy some longtime fans of the popular music-streaming service. The company, which streams music from...
  • Infosys inks applications development deal with Volvo 18-03-2014 10:23 AM

    Mumbai: Infosys, India's second-biggest IT outsourcer by revenue, said on Monday it has won a multi-year contract from Volvo Cars to provide application development services for its global operations. Infosys will provide applications to support multiple operations, including marketing and sales, customer service, manufacturing, product development and corporate functions, it...
  • Rdio acquires Indian music streaming service Dhingana; paves way for India foray 17-03-2014 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: US-based Digital music service Rdio has acquired Indian music streaming firm Dhingana, paving way for entering the Indian market. However, no financial details of the deal were disclosed. Set up in 2007, the Pune-based firm offered legal music streaming services across platforms with its portfolio of over one...
  • Delhi: Metro service to remain close till 2pm on Holi 15-03-2014 12:28 PM

    Delhi Metro services will not be available till 2 pm on Monday on account of Holi, an official said on Saturday. "Metro services will resume 2 pm onwards on all lines and will continue thereafter normally," said the official. The Metro feeder bus services will not be available for the...
  • Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20 14-03-2014 10:26 AM

    New York: Amazon.com Inc plans to hike the annual fee for its popular Prime service by 25 per cent to $99 starting next week, a move announced on Thursday that risks losing customers for a feature that has helped drive its business. The increase comes about six weeks after Amazon...
  • Shukla five-for helps Jharkhand beat Services in Vijay Hazare 12-03-2014 07:15 PM

    Rahul Shukla grabbed five wickets in an impressive pace bowling display as Jharkhand beat Services by 25 runs to set up a semi-final clash against Ranji champions Karnataka in Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day cricket tournament here on Wednesday. Shukla (5/61) and fellow pacer Jaskaran Singh (2/22) ran through the Services...
  • UPSC declares results of Civil Services Mains 11-03-2014 10:59 PM

    The results of the Civil Services (Mains) examinations were declared on Tuesday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The written exams were held in December of last year. The successful candidates will be called for a personality test for selection to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS),...
  • Ajay Mishra appointed as new SSP of Kanpur 10-03-2014 10:48 PM

    IPS officer Ajay Mishra, posted with Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), was on Monday appointed as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kanpur. "Mishra has been appointed by the state government as new SSP of Kanpur. He was posted in ATS," IG, Law and OrderAmrendra Sengar told reporters in the district. SSP...
  • Services pip Vidarbha to enter quarter-finals of Vijay Hazare Trophy 10-03-2014 07:29 PM

    Rajat Paliwal scored his second successive century and was involved in a 195-run partnership with skipper Yashpal Singh, which guided minnows Services into the quarter-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a one-wicket win over Vidarbha in an exciting finish on Monday. Services will meet Jharkhand in the quarter-final match...
  • Make poor aware of the legal services: CJI P Sathasivam 08-03-2014 08:03 PM

    Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam on Saturday urged the legal fraternity to make the poor aware of the legal services they could avail for a better life. Speaking at the 12th all-India meet of State Legal Services Authorities here, he observed that the legal officials were duty-bound to ensure...
  • Rajasthan IAS officer's relatives threatening me and my family: Rape survivor 07-03-2014 03:39 PM

    Jaipur: A woman who was allegedly raped by an IAS officer in Jaipur, Rajasthan, has now claimed that she is being threatened. "There is immense pressure on me to withdraw the case. My family is being threatened by the accused's family," she told CNN-IBN. Rajasthan IAS officer BB Mohanty had...
  • Delhi's behaviour was unsporting: Yashpal Singh 06-03-2014 08:07 PM

    New Delhi: Services captain Yashpal Singh on Thursday was "terribly hurt" by the behaviour of the Delhi team after the Gautam Gambhir-led side refused to shake hands with the winning team. The entire Services team waited at the ground for at-least half an hour for the customary after-match handshake but...
  • Services knock Delhi out of Vijay Hazare Trophy 06-03-2014 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Defending champions Delhi paid the price for complacency as they were knocked out of the North Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy after a 44-run defeat at the hands of a gritty Services, who qualified for the main round along with Punjab, on Thursday. The decision by...
  • Free Wi-Fi service launched at Chowrasta in Darjeeling 06-03-2014 05:35 PM

    Darjeeling: Tourists visiting the Chowrasta, the main hub of tourist town Darjeeling, will now be able to access the internet on laptops, tablets and Smartphone with a free Wi-Fi service. The free Wi-Fi service has been launched at the Chowrasta also called the Mall by the Tourism department of the...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi, Punjab, Services in knock-out battle 05-03-2014 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: The battle for Vijay Hazare Trophy knock-out berths from North Zone has gone down to the wire with Punjab and Delhi winning their penultimate league games on Wednesday. Delhi outplayed Haryana by six wickets at the Ferozeshah Kotla while Punjab trounced Services by 98 runs at the Palam...