Call Centres

  • Call centre employee, who decided to kill himself 6 months ago, found hanging 02-02-2014 11:05 PM

    Six months after allegedly fixing the date to kill himself for having a "bad personality", a25-year-old call centre employee was on Sunday found hanging in his house in Ghaziabad. Jeevan Sarkar's body was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his rented accommodation in Sector 10, Vasundhara, police official Subhash...
  • Mumbai: Chargesheet filed in call centre girl's gangrape case at Shakti Mills on July 31 09-10-2013 08:08 AM

    The police on Tuesday filed a chargesheet, against four accused in connection with the July 31 gangrape of an 18-year-old telephone operator on the premises of Shakti Mills compound in Mumbai. Besides the statements of 56 witnesses, the 362-page chargesheet also includes the statement of the victim, which is recorded...
  • Two die in Gurgaon call centre clash 06-10-2013 11:16 AM

    Gurgaon: Two persons were killed and two others injured in a clash at a Udyog Vihar call centre in Gurgaon on Saturday, police said. Sunil Kumar, 25, an executive at the centre, had come to invite his colleagues to a party after his son's birth but was attacked by Mukesh...
  • Call centre employee claims 3 of the 5 accused in Mumbai gangrape raped her too 03-09-2013 08:11 PM

    Mumbai: A Mumbai woman has now come forward to say that she was also gangraped at Shakti Mills compound in Lower Parel by the same men who sexually assaulted the 23-year-old photojournalist last month. The survivor is a call center employee and just over 18 years was allegedly gang-raped on...
  • Bihar: Call centre in Madhubani a lifeline for farmers 10-04-2013 09:56 AM

    Madhubani: A call centre is proving to be quite a lifeline for farmers in Madhubani in Bihar. It is an initiative by Delhi-based Drishti Foundation and is proving to be central to the economy of agriculture in the region. It is a lifeline for the farmers of the Madhubani district,...
  • EC to set up 24-hr call centres in poll-bound states 24-12-2011 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will set up for the first time 24-hour call centres to redress election-related complaints in all the five poll-bound states. Election-related complaints can be registered with the call centres by dialling a toll-free number 1950, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said while announcing the schedule...
  • US Bill on outsourcing cause of concern: India 22-12-2011 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: India on Thursday expressed concern over the proposed US Call Centre Bill but said that it is premature to assess the impact of the decision on the domestic IT industry. A bipartisan bill has been tabled in the US House of Representatives to make companies that move call...
  • US bill aims to choke call centres in India 21-12-2011 11:22 AM

    Houston: A bipartisan bill has been tabled in the US House of Representatives to make companies that move call centres overseas ineligible for grants or guaranteed loans from the federal government, a move aimed at stemming the tide of jobs heading to nations like India. Introduced by Rep Tim Bishop...
  • When Rahul becomes Rob at work in UK 03-07-2011 09:36 AM

    London: Many call centre employees in India take on western names while interacting with callers, but now a Leicester-based telesales company has been found guilty of racial discrimination for forcing Indian-origin employees to adopt English names. Employee Rahul Jain, 28, was made to change his name to Rob Matthews, by...
  • Outsourcing health data to Indian call centre 04-01-2011 07:00 PM

    London: Health information about Britons should be handed over to Indian call centres to save money, as offices in Delhi and Pune deal with such work at a "fraction" of the British cost, a top official has said. John Neilson, head of the government-backed National Health Service (NHS) Shared Business...
  • Own marriage inspires Chetan's new book 07-10-2009 02:57 AM

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  • Farmlands turn crime lands in new India 29-06-2009 06:54 PM

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  • A star studded music launch for Hello 24-09-2008 07:35 PM

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  • AIDS expert cautions India's 'call centre Romeos' 22-06-2008 02:10 PM

    The Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence were given away at a star studded awards ceremony held in Bengaluru. ...
  • Chetan Bhagat's stories are a hit with Bollywood 09-05-2008 06:59 PM

    The CNN-IBN experts discuss the reasons for Mumbai Indians failing to chase a meagre target of 130 set by Pune Warriors. ...
  • Chetan Bhagat has Bollywood at Hello 04-05-2008 01:36 AM

    Mirpur: India plunged to a humiliating five-wicket defeat against Bangladesh after setting them a challenging 290-run target but skipper MS Dhoni reposed faith in his bowlers, saying they will learn from mistakes and start performing under pressure. Talent is there. They just need to execute plans with consistency. The youngsters...
  • Delhi as unsafe as ever, BPO worker assaulted 01-04-2008 11:33 PM

    Melbourne: Australian captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said that every member of his team has to deliver in the Test series against India as opener Ed Cowan's inclusion at the expense of an experienced Phil Hughes has made it clear that places cannot be taken for granted. Cowan is set...
  • Expect fat salary hikes this year: Survey 20-02-2008 01:37 PM

    London: Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has said the Indian cricket team in the ongoing series against England has looked like a pale shadow of an average team. England have dominated the Test series so far, leading 2-0 and also hold the upper hand in the ongoing third Test at...