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  • Pay extra for making calls on Skype, Viber using Airtel's mobile Internet Yesterday

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel customers will now have to pay extra if they are making calls on Skype, Viber or other apps using their mobile data packs as the operator has decided to charge standard data rates for making voice calls over Internet (VoIP). The VoIP data will be charged separately...
  • Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping 4 days ago

    Berlin: Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem. The issue affects a telecommunications standard called Signaling System 7, or SS7, which is used by carriers to...
  • Naqvi receives threat calls asking him to quit BJP 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding a threat call asking him to leave the saffron party. The call has been traced to Dubai. The caller identified himself as 'Bhai' and asked Naqvi to quit the BJP as he was...
  • Complaints about pesky calls, SMSs drop by over 80 per cent December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Steps taken by authorities to rein in pesky calls and SMSs seem to be bearing fruit with the average number of complaints received per month regarding such unsolicited communications coming down by over 80 per cent in the ongoing financial year. According to data shared by the Department of...
  • Radio cabs in Kolkata under police radar December 9, 2014

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Police have begun scrutinising safety measures being offered by cab services operating in the city, following the alleged rape of a woman executive by an Uber taxi driver in New Delhi, a senior traffic official said on Tuesday. The Kolkata Police are identifying and scrutinising safety measures put...
  • A new app that lets you make unlimited free calls to landlines, mobile phones December 8, 2014

    New York: A new app has made it possible to make calls on landline and cell phones for free in 85 countries. Call+ app lets you make free calls to landline and mobile phones alike without anyone needing the app at the other end, CNET reported. Available for Android and iOS devices,...
  • Mumbai: 23-year-old boy held for allegedly threatening Madhuri Dixit December 4, 2014

    Mumbai: A 23-year-old man was held on Thursday by Mumbai Crime Branch for allegedly threatening Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit. According to the police, the accused had sent four text messages to the actress threatening to kill her child if she did not pay a certain amount. In one of the text...
  • False alarm about trouble at Trilokpuri throws cops in tizzy November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police was thrown into a tizzy last evening when it received around a dozen calls about a brawl in east Delhi's Trilokpuri only to find that no untoward incident had taken place in the area where communal clashes had erupted last month. Police said they had received 11...
  • Transport Minister Gadkari rides scooter without helmet: Do politicians consider themselves above the law? October 28, 2014

    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on two different instances was caught on camera riding a scooter without a helmet while visiting the RSS leadership and earlier with his wife after casting vote for Nagpur Muncipal Corporation. ...
  • Bangalore school shocker: How to make our schools safer? October 24, 2014

    A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a Bangalore school on Tuesday. The angry parents staged a protest and asked the authorities to address their concerns over the incidence. ...
  • Skype to bar calls to mobile, landline numbers within India from November 10 October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the top telecom player Skype today said it will stop calling facility from its application on mobile and landline within India from November 10. "As of November 10, 2014 Skype will end support for calling within India, meaning calls to mobiles and landlines from Skype within India will...
  • Delhi: DJB launches 24x7 call centre September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Giving teeth to its public grievance redressal system, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday launched a centralised 24/7 call centre to deal with consumers' complaints. This facility would be available in English and Hindi and handle customers' queries related to water supply, sewer issues, request for tankers, water contamination...
  • Swatting: Gamers make false calls to police to lash out at opponents September 15, 2014

    Denver: The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his coworkers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to...
  • London: Indiaborn nurse's royal hoax inquest opens in UK September 11, 2014

    London: An inquest into the death of Indiaborn nurse Jacintha Saldanha, found hanged after she took a hoax call at a hospital here about Kate Middleton's first pregnancy, opened on Thursday after being delayed by almost a year. The 46yearold was found in the nurse's quarters of the King Edward VII...
  • Google Voice integrated into Hangouts messaging app; allows users to make free voice calls September 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Google began letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or lowcost voice calls over the Internet. "Hangouts already makes it easy to send a quick message, or start a group video chat," Google product manager Amit Fulay said in a blog post. "But, sometimes...
  • WhatsApp to soon launch free voice calling feature: Reports September 1, 2014

    New York: If media reports are to be believed, mobile messaging service WhatsApp is set to launch a free voice calling feature for its 600 million active users. Recent changes in the interface of the app suggests the feature is coming soon. "The leaked images of the upcoming user interface shows that...
  • Government asks PepsiCo to bring down sugar level in its drinks: Should sugar content of all soft drinks be lowered? August 28, 2014

    The government is doing its bit to make the nation healthier. After levying an additional 5 per cent excise duty on carbonated beverages, the Processed Food Industries Minister has urged fast food giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content in their carbonated drinks. ...
  • Shiv Sena MP force feeds caterer: Are our politicians drunk on power? July 23, 2014

    CNNIBN gets you reactions from across the country on Shiv Sena MP abusing catering staff and forcing him to consume food during Ramzan fast. ...
  • Tata Indicom launches 1 paisa per second plan for local, STD calls from Delhi July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Indicom launched 1 paisa per second charge for all STD and mobile calls for its Delhi subscribers and offered extra talk time and SMS. Tata Indicom, the CDMA brand of Tata Teleservices in Delhi circle, today announced an exciting pre pay voucher for its subscribers. "The Plan Voucher (PV)...
  • Man arrested for making hoax bomb threat call July 13, 2014

    A 19yearold youth was arrested in Indore on July13 for allegedly making a hoax call to police a week ago about a bomb being planted in Jodhpurbound Ranthambor Express. The youth, Jitendra Johri, had called up Police Control Room on July 7 by identifying himself as Parabhakar and told them that...
  • Singapore backs call to destroy gay themed books July 12, 2014

    Singapore: A children's book inspired by a reallife story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by staterun Singapore libraries, and the conservative citystate's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles. The National...
  • Campus Calling: Is there any hope for a 70 percenter? July 6, 2014

    On the last episode of this year's Campus Calling, Additional Group VC Amity Gurinder Singh takes your calls on queries on college admissions. ...
  • Threat call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard University July 6, 2014

    Cambridge: A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. The Ivy League school...
  • Facebook testing 'missed call' ads in India July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook wants its users in India to hang up on advertisers. The Internet social networking company is testing a new type of ad in the country that allows mobile phone users to click a button that calls a brand advertiser, immediately hangs up and then receives a return call. The...
  • Campus Calling: How to choose your best career option? June 27, 2014

    As admission season is around, CNNIBN takes a look at some unusual career options for those who want to walk the road less taken. Zubin Malhotra from Career Guidance India answers all the questions. ...
  • Campus Calling: Possible career options after completing your educations June 20, 2014

    As admission season is around, CNNIBN takes a look at some unusual career options for those who want to walk the road less taken. Praveen Malhotra from Career Guidance India answers all the questions. ...
  • 10yearold boy makes bomb call after watching TV serial June 20, 2014

    A 10yearold boy made a hoax bomb call to the police control room after watching a television soap which showed police reaching the spot within minutes of dialing 100. Shameem, a resident of Ravatpur, called the police on Thursday and informed them of a blast at an intersection near a salt...
  • Teachers to give wakeup calls to parents at 5 am in Mangalore district June 19, 2014

    Mangalore: The parents of the children who are studying in 10th standard will get a wake up call from their teachers at 5 o'clock in the morning from next month. The teachers will ask if their child has woken up or still asleep. If the child is still sleeping, the...
  • Caller asked Nusli Wadia to stay away from the PreityNess case: sources June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could bring a possible twist in the case filed by Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia, the business tycoon's father Nusli Wadia has alleged that he has received threat calls from underworld don asking him not to meddle with the actress' case. The Wadia Group has...
  • Campus Calling: Answers to all the admissions related queries June 13, 2014

    As admission season is around, CNNIBN takes a look at some unusual career options for those who want to walk the road less taken. Zubin Malhotra from Career Guidance India answers all the questions. ...