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  • Will corner Fadnavis government over Muslim quota: Congress 16 hours 55 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Congress on Thursday said that it will corner the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government over the issue of Muslim reservations during the ensuing Budget session of the state legislature. "We will corner the government and demand that it scrap its decision to cancel the five per cent quota for Muslims announced...
  • Rahul will be back in action next week: Kamal Nath 20 hours 31 minutes ago

    Nagpur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is on a leave of absence from Parliament to focus on party work following its wipeout in the Delhi polls, will be back in action early next week, said former Union Minister Kamal Nath. "Rahul Gandhi will be back to business in next about...
  • Despite Lok Sabha nod, fate of Insurance Bill hangs in balance Yesterday

    New Delhi: Fate of the Insurance Bill hangs in balance with the Congress expressing its opposition to the manner in which it was brought and approved by Lok Sabha and the government hinting at the possibility of a Joint Session to clear the key reform measure. With the BJP and its...
  • BJP, Congress and JDU attack AAP on expulsions Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP, Congress and JD(U) on Wednesday attacked Aam Aadmi Party in unison for expulsion of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from its Political Affairs Committee (PAC), alleging there is no internal democracy inside the AAP and the move will "hurt" people's sentiments. "Evicting Yadav and Bhushan from PAC...
  • Maharashtra government does away with 5 per cent job quota for Muslims Yesterday

    Mumbai: Muslims will not get the five per cent reservations in Maharashtra government jobs as announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government just before Assembly polls last year, it was officially announced on Wednesday. "An ordinance to this effect (providing a five per cent job quota) lapsed on December 23 last...
  • Congress hits out at government for not raising terror boat, Lakhvi issue with Pakistan Yesterday

    On the second day of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Pakistan as part of his SAARC Yatra, the Congress is on the offensive and questioned why issues like VIP treatment for 26/11 attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and Pakistan terror boat issue were not raised. Senior Congress leader Manish...
  • BlackBerry Leap: First official hands-on with BlackBerry's latest budget smartphone 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Here's BlackBerry's latest Leap smartphone that was unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The BlackBerry Leap sports a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge HD display and runs on the BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS. The phone is powered by a 2,800mAh battery, which is said to last for 25 hours...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar says it was unjust to hang Afzal Guru, Shiv Sena hits back 2 days ago

    A war of words broke between Congress and Shiv Sena over the hanging of 2003 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said it was unjust to hang Afzal Guru. Aiyar said, "I was very upset over Afzal Guru being hanged. There was no evidence to hang...
  • BlackBerry unveils budget Leap smartphone; plans to launch a slider phone with dual-curved display later this year 2 days ago

    Barcelona: BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said the phone,...
  • Won't entertain PDP's demand to return Afzal Guru's remains to Kashmir: Home Ministry 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Tuesday made it clear it will not entertain the Peoples Democratic Party's demand that remains of 2003 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru be returned to Kashmir. The remarks came a day after the PDP formed the government in Jammu and Kashmir in alliance with...
  • Google to soon sell data plans for smartphones, tablets; also working on 'Android Pay' mobile payment system 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona,...
  • ZTE launches new flagship ZTE Grand S3 smartphone that unlocks with just an eye scan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: At the ongoing Mobile World Congress, ZTE announced a new feature to its flagship smartphone, ZTE Grand S3, that makes unlocking the device easy with a mere eye scan. The eye-based biometric solution, Eyeprint ID, is provided by EyeVerify and works by imaging unique vein patterns in the...
  • MWC 2015 highlights: From Samsung and HTC's flagship phones to Facebook and Google's big plans 3 days ago

    New York: High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices. Here's a look...
  • HP launches its 'most premium' MacBook Air competitor Spectre x360 convertible laptop with up to 12 hours of battery life 3 days ago

    New Delhi: HP has made official what it calls as its 'most premium' product yet, the Spectre x360, which seems to compete with Apple's MacBook Air in terms of battery life. Revealed at the Mobile World Congress, the high-end 2-in-1 laptop has a 15.9mm thick aluminium body that weighs 3.3 pounds....
  • Sony unveils its new mid-range waterproof Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone at 299 euros 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Refocusing on its mid-range device strategy, Sony rolled out its latest Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone that packs the most popular features like the camera capacity, battery backup, and water resistant quality at a fair price. Unveiled at the ongoing Barcelona event, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua features a 13-megapixel...
  • Ajay Maken appointed Delhi Congress chief 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday appointed former union minister Ajay Maken as chief of the party in Delhi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also made five appointments to the party's various state units. Former state minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir has been appointed party chief in Jammu and Kashmir and former union minister...
  • Major reshuffle in Congress ahead of AICC session, 5 new PCC chiefs appointed 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major reshuffle ahead of possible elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party president at the All India Congress Committee session next month, Congress on Monday appointed five new Pradesh Congress Committee chiefs and one regional Congress Committee President. The reshuffle had a clear imprint of Rahul Gandhi in...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge vs HTC One M9: How the new flagships measure against each other 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Following a string of leaks and rumours around its next flagship phones, both Samsung and HTC on Sunday launched their new high-end smartphones in the Galaxy S and One series, respectively. While the South Korean giant introduced two variants of the latest Galaxy S6 phone - one with...
  • Microsoft launches 5-inch Lumia 640, 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL budget smartphones; to be available from April 3 days ago

    New Delhi: At the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2015, Microsoft unveiled two new affordable smartphones in its Lumia series- the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. The Microsoft Lumia 640 smartphone sports a 5-inch HD display and is packed with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1GB of RAM....
  • Sonia Gandhi silent on reports over Priyanka's elevation as Congress General Secretary 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday refused to comment on reports that suggested her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could be elevated to the post of Congress General Secretary. She was also tight-lipped when asked about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. She said "all will become clear once Rahul...
  • Photos: HTC One M9, HTC Vive, HTC Grip 3 days ago

    New Delhi: HTC launched its latest Android smartphone, the HTC One M9, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It comes with a new 20-megapixel rear camera that has a lens made of sapphire to protect from scratches and in the front is the HTC UltraPixel camera.It features a dual-tone,...
  • 10 things new in the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge 4 days ago

    While the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the first phone with a dual-edge screen, both the S6 and the S6 Edge mark significant improvements and departures from previous Samsung flagships. 1. Now Samsung's S6 phones will have a metal frame - like the iPhone. The casing is made from light-weight...
  • With Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Samsung ditches signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass 4 days ago

    New York: Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. Full coverage: Mobile World Congress 2015 The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with...
  • Photos: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung unveiled on Sunday its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, at the Unpacked event during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy S6 smartphone features a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal and is designed from scratch in an operation dubbed...
  • Q&A: Here's what you need to know about Samsung Pay 4 days ago

    New York: Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones - at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones announced Sunday will come with mobile-pay capabilities. Samsung's payment service won't come until this...
  • MNREGA fell prey to corruption in Gujarat when Modi was CM: Congress 4 days ago

    Varanasi: Congress took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his reported jibe at UPA'S MNREGA scheme, saying the welfare scheme fell prey to corruption in Gujarat during his tenure as the chief minister, and the party will raise the issue in the Rajya Sabha. "Will give a befitting reply...
  • HTC Grip: HTC launches its first fitness tracking band for the serious athletes at $199 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Along with its latest HTC One M9 dual-tone smartphone, the company also rolled out its HTC Grip fitness band in collaboration with the Under Armour Record app for iOS and Android at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The digital fitness tracking band for the serious athletes has...
  • Live: Samsung launches the Galaxy S6 at MWC 2015 4 days ago

    Samsung launches Galaxy S6 with a flat display, Galaxy S6 Edge with a dual-curved display; first Samsung phones to support wireless chargingHTC One M9: HTC's new flagship smartphone with a 20-megapixel rear camera officially unveiledHTC Vive: HTC unveils its first virtual reality headset; coming later this yearWe have got glimpses...