Aakash

  • Star Sports to telecast Bangladesh-India ODI series June 14, 2014

    The three-match ODI series between India and Bangladesh will be covered live by the Star Sports. Former India opening batsman Aakash Chopra tweeted that Star Sports would be telecasting the Bangladesh vs India series. "India v Bangladesh ODI series will be on Star network. Commentary in both English and Hindi...
  • DataWind, makers of Aakash tablet, plans $28 million IPO June 5, 2014

    Toronto: DataWind plans to raise about C$30 million ($27.41 million) via an initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange that will value the discount tablet maker at about C$117 million, according to documents filed with regulators on Wednesday. Mississauga, Ontario-based DataWind has grabbed headlines in recent years as the maker...
  • Aakash 4 tablet to be available in India in the next 45 days for Rs 3,999: Kapil Sibal February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said low-cost tablet PC Aakash 4 will be available in the market in around one and a half months for Rs 3,999. "Aakash 4 will be available in the market in one or one and a half months. Its a...
  • Who will make the Rs 2,500 Aakash 4 tablet? January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Handset makers which have manufacturing plants in the country have expressed interest in bidding for Aakash 4 tablet order but are finding it difficult to maintain the price level of Rs 2,500 apiece in the absence of government support. Canadian phone maker Datawind which...
  • UbiSlate 7Ci: India's Aakash 2 tablet launched in UK at £30 December 17, 2013

    London: A commercial version of India's low-cost Aakash 2 tablet computer was launched in Britain at a cost of 30 pounds. The UbiSlate 7Ci, made by UK-based company Datawind, is based on Aakash 2, which is mainly used by students in India and was designed to provide cheap internet access...
  • Aakash 4 tablet approved by HRD Ministry, will be out by January next year October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: After much deliberation, the Union HRD ministry has given the go ahead to its ambitious Aakash 4 project, and a cabinet note seeking permission for the production of the low-cost tablet is expected soon. Under this proposal, HRD plans to procure over 22 lakh tablets at a cost...
  • Aakash 4 to be available by January 2014: Kapil Sibal August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Government has finalised specifications of next version of low-cost tablet Aakash which would be ready by January 2014, Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said today. "Yesterday we had meeting on the Aakash. The generation 4 Aakash is ready, all the specifications are frozen,"...
  • Aakash 4 tablet to have calling facility, 4G services support July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The next model of low-cost tablet under Aakash project will possess calling facility and high speed 4G services support, as per specifications released by government. The specifications released by government suggest it will have "Driver for Phone Functionality with external dongle" and support "Data functionality with external 2G...
  • India have been a cut above the rest: Aakash Chopra June 18, 2013

    CNN-IBN's cricket expert Aakash Chopra has hailed the Indian Team's performance in the ongoing edition of the Champions Trophy and said that Team India have by far been the best side in the tournament. Chopra also heaped praises on Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja applauding their efforts with bat and ball...
  • Specifications for Aakash 4 tablet to be finalised soon June 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is likely to finalise soon the specifications for the fourth version of low-cost tablet PC Aakash. "...the draft of the specifications has been prepared, formally it has to be placed before a committee... We are waiting for a suitable date to do that," Department of Electronics...
  • Have shipped all 1 lakh Aakash units to government: Datawind May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Datawind, the maker of low-cost Aakash tablets, said it has shipped to the government all the 1 lakh units completing the deal after almost two-and-a-half years that was marred by glitches. Datawind had won the contract to supply 1 lakh unit of Aakash tablets priced at USD 49.98...
  • Datawind expects to complete Aakash tablet supply by month-end April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Datawind, supplier low-cost Aakash tablet to the government, has said it expects to complete delivery of 1 lakh units of the device by end of this month. "We expect to complete supply of around around 70,000 units by end of the week. Rest of the units will be...
  • Govt must accept the blame for Aakash tablet: Ivor Soans April 4, 2013

    The much-touted Aakash tablet project has been plagued by massive production delays, technical and delivery hitches. There have been complaints about its low memory, frequent system freezes and low-quality display and sound. So is this another of those showcase government projects gone wrong? joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on...
  • FTN: Has Aakash turned out to be a white elephant? April 5, 2013

    The fate of the much touted low-cost computing device Aakash looks uncertain with the government conceding that there has been a "failure" in its production. ...
  • KKR, CSK, MI big contenders for IPL 6 title March 31, 2013

    Harsha Bhogle and Aakash Chopra discuss the chances of the big contenders to lift the IPL 6 trophy - Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians with CNN-IBN's Gaurav Kalra. ...
  • Is IPL losing its sheen due to too many controversies? March 30, 2013

    Cricketainment is back, and in the first episode Harsha Bhogle and Aakash Chopra discuss the reputation of Indian Premier League amidst the constant barrage of controversies and much more. ...
  • Audio of the Telugu film 'Win' is launched March 28, 2013

    The audio of the film 'Win' starring Aakash and Kousalya film has been launched in Hyderabad. 'No pain- No gain' is the tagline of the film. The film is directed by Vinod Kumar. Khadher Valli has produced the movie under the banner of Rahamath productions. It is presented by 'V-Cinemas'....
  • Government set to cancel Aakash tablet project April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is all set to cancel the Aakash tablet - India's low cost version of an iPad - that is suffering from delays in manufacturing, a faulty processor and low memory. The new Human Resource and Development Minister Pallam Raju made the decision of cancelling the...
  • Aakash's fate uncertain, govt says 'failure' in production March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The fate of the much touted low-cost computing device Aakash looks uncertain with the government on Friday conceding that there has been a "failure" in its production. Concerned over the tardy progress, the HRD Ministry has written to IIT Bombay (the executing body) to ensure the vendor (Datawind)...
  • Aakash tablet's fate uncertain, government concedes production failure March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The fate of the much touted low-cost computing device Aakash looks uncertain with the government conceding that there has been a "failure" in its production. Concerned over the tardy progress, the HRD Ministry has written to IIT Bombay (the executing body) to ensure the vendor (Datawind) meets the terms...
  • Test ouster will do Sehwag a lot of good, says Aakash Chopra March 7, 2013

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts Aakash Chopra and Maninder Singh talk about Virender Sehwag's exclusion from the remainder of the Test series against Australia. ...
  • India played fantastic cricket in Hyderabad Test March 5, 2013

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts Kri Srikkanth and Aakash Chopra discuss India's thumping win in the second Test against Australia on Tuesday. ...
  • 'Length, approach separated Ashwin and Harbhajan' February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The difference between R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh's success with the ball in the recent Chennai Test against Australia owed to a divergence in approach, feels former India opener Aakash Chopra. While Ashwin, in his 13th Test, finished the match with a 12-wicket haul, Harbhajan collected figures of...
  • Tamil film 'Rendavathu Padam' to hit screens soon February 22, 2013

    'Rendavathu Padam' is a film that is much awaited by filmmaker CS Amudhan. The director had earlier floored the audience with his debut in Kollywood, 'Tamizh Padam', a spoof entertainer. Vimal, Aravind Aakash of 'Goa' and 'Mankatha' fame and Ajith's brother-in-law, Richard play the lead roles in this movie, to be...
  • Govt keen to take Aakash to people at Rs 1,500: Sibal February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Government is keen to take Aakash tablet to the people at a cost of Rs 1,500 apiece, Telecom and IT minister Kapil Sibal said on Monday. "I asked Rajat Moona (Director General,C-DAC) to help us in Aakash. Let us take that Aakash to the people of this country...
  • Aakash 3 tablet may come with SIM slot December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The third version of low cost tablet 'Aakash' will be a delight for its users as developers are likely to equip it with a SIM slot and more exciting apps, all within the existing price band. About 50 lakh 'Aakash 3' tablets are expected to be rolled out...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C, Round 8, Day 3: J&K vs HP tie heads for interesting finish December 24, 2012

    Jammu: Parvez Rassol and Ram Dayal struck impressive half centuries as Jammu and Kashmir post a fighting total of 248 in their second innings, leaving their Ranji Trophy group league match against Himachal Pradesh for an interesting finish here on Monday. Resuming the third day at 16 for three, J &...
  • India's UNSC term set to end, confident of returning soon December 21, 2012

    United Nations: The end of 2012 will see India complete an eventful two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, leaving the high-table of the world body with confidence of returning "very" soon having established its credentials as a dominant global power. India joined the 15-nation Council in...
  • Punjab may go for Aakash tablet to fulfill poll promise December 18, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Education Department of Punjab government will explore the option of sourcing low-cost tablet 'Aakash' for distributing among class XI and XII students, which was promised by ruling party SAD in its poll manifesto. "We will certainly explore (sourcing) 'Aakash' tablet for giving them to students as announced in...
  • Aakash 2 tablets in the first phase are for teachers, not students December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The recently developed Aakash 2 tablet is for the purpose of testing and empowerment of teachers and there is no proposal to provide these to students from poor and rural backgrounds, the government told Lok Sabha today. In a written reply, Union Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju...