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  • Bangalore school shocker: How to make our schools safer? 9 hours 1 minutes ago

    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. ...
  • Ration helpline gets plenty of queries May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ration helpline number of the Delhi government till now has received 90,753 calls related to queries and complaints. "The complaints received so far mostly pertain to non opening of FPS, quality of foodgrains, issue of foodgrains less than the entitlement, service deficiency at the FPS and misbehavior...
  • Hoax bomb call to Delhi Metro control room May 1, 2014

    A hoax bomb call to the Delhi Metro control room triggered panic among officials on Thursday morning, a security official said. Hemendra Singh, spokesperson of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), said that an unidentified caller made a call to the control room claiming the possibility of a bomb in a...
  • Videophone turns 50: A look at the Mod 1 Picturephone, the first phone that could make video calls April 21, 2014

    It was 50 years ago, when Bell Telephone on April 20, 1964 showed off the Mod 1 PicturePhone that would let users make video calls. The videophone, that was a precursor to today's Skype, Hangouts and Facetime, turns 50 this year. ...
  • Co-pilot of missing Malaysian plane made mid-air phone call: report April 12, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The co-pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a desperate call from his mobile phone moments before the jet went off the radar with 239 people on board under mysterious circumstances on March 8. The call from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone, however, ended abruptly, but not before contact...
  • Germany bans managers from calling or emailing staff after work hours March 29, 2014

    Germany's labor ministry has banned managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies. The ministry says the measure is intended to prevent staff from suffering undue stress by being constantly on call. Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Friday that the ministry is following the lead of major...
  • Groom's family demands mutton biriyani, bride's family serves chicken, marriage called off in Bangalore after fight: report March 12, 2014

    A marriage was called off in Bangalore after a massive fight over the food served by the bride's family, two separate media reports said on March 11. The groom's family allegedly demanded that it be served mutton biriyani at the reception but was served chicken biriyani by the bride's side...
  • Solar scam accused Saritha Nair accuses Congress MLA of harassment March 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Solar scam accused Saritha Nair has accused Congress MLA AP Abdullakutty of harassing her. Saritha, who was released on bail in February has alleged that the Congress legislator repeatedly called her on mobile phone and even invited her to Mascot Hotel. Talking to media persons for the first time after...
  • Voice calling coming soon to WhatsApp: CEO Jan Koum February 24, 2014

    Barcelona: The world's biggest messaging service WhatsApp will add voice calls to its product in the second quarter of this year, its CEO Jan Koum said, days after its blockbuster $19 billion acquisition by Facebook. "We are driven by the mission that people should be able to stay in touch anywhere...
  • Second thriller due from JK Rowling alter ego Galbraith February 18, 2014

    London: JK Rowling is back with a novel involving a writer whose acidtipped pen may have led to murder. Publisher Little, Brown said on Monday that it is publishing a second book by Robert Galbraith, the 'Harry Potter' author's thrillerwriting pseudonym. 'The Silkworm' sees the return of detective Cormoran Strike, the exsoldier...