Calls

  • Co-pilot of missing Malaysian plane made mid-air phone call: report 12-04-2014 01:50 PM

    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...
  • Germany bans managers from calling or emailing staff after work hours 29-03-2014 01:30 PM

    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 12-03-2014 10:24 AM

    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 03-03-2014 03:16 PM

    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...
  • Voice calling coming soon to WhatsApp: CEO Jan Koum 24-02-2014 05:53 PM

    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...
  • Second thriller due from JK Rowling alter ego Galbraith 18-02-2014 08:27 AM

    London: JK Rowling is back with a novel involving a writer whose acid-tipped 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 thriller-writing pseudonym. 'The Silkworm' sees the return of detective Cormoran Strike,...
  • Viber sold for $900 million to Japan's Rakuten 14-02-2014 04:27 PM

    Tolyo: Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, will buy call and messaging app provider Viber Media for $900 million in a deal that would more than double the number of users in its digital empire. Rakuten offers services from financing to shopping to online video on its...
  • Bomb scare at Delhi airport's domestic terminal 11-02-2014 07:13 PM

    Security personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Tuesday went into a tizzy after a bomb threat call was received by an airline at its airport office. An anonymous caller rang up the airline Spicejet at around 1730 hours and told the staff that there was...
  • 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...
  • Kerala: CPM calls off state-wide stir over hike in LPG price 18-01-2014 04:13 PM

    CPM on Saturday said it was withdrawing it's state-wide stir launched an January 15, over hike in prices of LPG and essential goods, as the Centre had announced that the quota of subsidised LPG cylinders would be raised from nine to 12. "In the backdrop of the Union Government announcing...
  • HC questions Foreign calls, SMSes for AAP, asks for reply 17-01-2014 07:38 PM

    The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Centre to file reply on a plea seeking inquiry into alleged telephone calls and SMSes made from the US to Delhiites seeking support for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the assembly polls. A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog asked the Centre to...
  • Shiv Sena woman corporator who took on law breakers gets obscene calls 16-01-2014 04:40 PM

    Mumbai: A Shiv Sena woman corporator from Dahisar, Sheetal Mhatre, has approached the police after she reportedly began getting obscene calls from different numbers. Mhatre's mobile number was allegedly scribbled on the walls of two public toilets in Dahisar. Women's organisations today held protests in Dahisar over the incident. Mhatre...
  • Noida call centre employee alleges being raped by company owner, manager 13-01-2014 08:28 AM

    A call centre employee in Noida has accused her company owner and his associate of raping her after administering sedatives, police said on Sunday. On a district court order, the Noida Police has lodged a case of rape against one call centre owner Shailendra Chauhan and his company manager Jagjivan....
  • Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with Q-Tip for drama series 12-01-2014 04:13 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor-producer Leonardo DiCaprio will work with rapper Q-Tip for a hip hop drama series. The scripted TV show is loosely based on the Grammy-winning artist's early days and will capture his experiences with hip hop group 'A Tribe Called Quest' and with The 'Native Tongues' collective that 'A...
  • Gaya Deputy Mayor arrested with two call girls 07-01-2014 06:37 PM

    Gaya Deputy Mayor Mohan Srivastava was arrested late on Monday night from a posh hotel room in Patna during a police raid. "Srivastava was caught along with two call girls in a hotel room," a police official said. According to police officials, six people, including Gaya's deputy mayor, were arrested...
  • Series 'Better Call Saul' to be a prequel to 'Breaking Bad' 04-01-2014 05:24 PM

    Los Angeles: Creator of hit television series 'Breaking Bad', Vince Gilligan, said the new series 'Better Call Saul' will be more likely a prequel than a sequel to the show. It took almost two months for 46-year-old Gilligan and writer-producer Peter Gould to lean more towards making it a prequel,...
  • Lawyer fined for revealing pseudonymous author was JK Rowling 02-01-2014 11:44 PM

    A lawyer who blew JK Rowling's cover when she wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been fined 1,000 pounds and received a written warning from a British legal watchdog. Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, which represented the Harry Potter author, leaked one of the...
  • TRAI imposed Rs 5 crore fine in 2013 for poor service, pesky calls 02-01-2014 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI imposed fines totalling about Rs 5 crore in 2013 on operators for poor services and on telemarketers for pesky calls. The regulator disconnected 9 lakh numbers and blacklisted over 1.74 lakh unregistered individuals for making pesky calls and SMSes during the year. "Rs 2.8 crore...
  • Videocon offers 50 per cent cut on outgoing roaming call rates 07-12-2013 02:47 PM

    New Delhi: Videocon Telecom, the operator of mobile phone services in four circles, today announced a special tariff voucher offering a 50 per cent cut in outgoing roaming call rates. Videocon Telecom consumers will have to buy the special tariff voucher to make outgoing local calls at 50 paise per...
  • TRAI relaxes penalty norms on pesky calls 04-12-2013 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom operators will not be penalised for up to 50 complaints received against them in a week for pesky calls and SMSes originating from their networks. Telecom regulator TRAI has relaxed penalty norms under which it will impose fine on telecom operators based on a new slab instead...
  • Dubai: Maid charged with making ISD calls worth hundreds of dollars 01-12-2013 01:13 PM

    Dubai: A 27-year-old South Asian housemaid has been charged with theft in a court for stealing her employer's SIM card and making international phone calls worth more than $ 2,000. The owner of the SIM, a 27-year-old Emirati police officer, continued receiving bills totaling $ 2022.87 for August and September...
  • Government decides to tighten process of accessing phone call record 19-11-2013 10:06 PM

    Tightening the process of obtaining telephone call data records (CDRs), the Centre has decided that an officer no less than the rank of Superintendent of Police or above will be authorised to seek such details from telecom operators. The move comes days after three Delhi Police personnel and as many...
  • Three arrested for hacking call data records of a lawyer 16-11-2013 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: In another case related to hacking of call data records after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's records were traced, 3 people including a policeman and a businessman have been arrested from the national capital. The case pertains to hacking of call data records of a lawyer...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 14-11-2013 11:42 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Sachin's farewell match, unbeaten at 38 14-11-2013 09:16 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar has set his sights on a special farewell for himself at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. At 38 not out and with the blessings of his mother in attendance, Tendulkar, along with Cheteshwar Pujara (34*), took India to 157 for 2 at stumps on day one of the second...
  • Videocon launches voice-calling VT85C tablet at Rs 8,999 14-11-2013 03:11 PM

    Chennai: Videocon Mobile Phones, a Videocon Group company, as part of expanding its offerings in budget tablet segment, has launched 3G-calling tablet Videocon VT85C at Rs 8,999. Equipped with 7" display, the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) enabled VT85C tablet is powered by a dual-core Cortex A9 processor. It has a...
  • Jaitley call records case: Six including three policemen arrested 14-11-2013 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: Six people including three policemen and three private detectives have been arrested in connection with BJP leader Arun Jaitley's call detail records case. Earlier constable Arvind Dabas, 35, and detective Neeraj Nayar, 36, were also arrested in the case but were released on bail in May 2013 on...
  • 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' video game passes $1 bn in sales to retailers 07-11-2013 10:14 AM

    San Francisco: Activision Blizzard Inc's latest title from its blockbuster "Call of Duty" video game franchise surpassed $1 billion in sell-in sales - the number of copies shipped to retailers - a day after its launch, the company said on Wednesday. Activision shares were relatively unchanged at $16.54 in afternoon-trading...
  • India vs Australia: Cuttack ODI abandoned due to rain 26-10-2013 11:56 AM

    Cuttack: The fifth one day international between India and Australia was officially called off on Saturday, with persistent rainfall over the last five days leaving the ground in puddles. It took the umpires just one formal inspection to announce their decision that was on the cards. There was some sunshine...
  • UP minister complains to police about threat calls from woman 14-10-2013 01:31 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Sports Minister Narad Rai has lodged a complaint with police that an unidentified woman was calling him and issuing threats. Rai told PTI that from the last few days, the woman was making absurd calls to him on his mobile number and making various threats. The minister said...