Connectivity

  • CM directs officials to strengthen mobile connectivity in state August 2, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked officials to think about ways to strengthen communication system in the calamity-prone districts of the state including Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi which were among the worst hit in last year's deluge. Underlining the need to increase mobile density in these districts, he...
  • Mobile services market in India to be $19.2 billion in 2014: Report July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of mobile connections in India is expected to grow by 8 per cent to touch 815 million this year, even as the market is expected to remain at almost the same level as last year - at $19.2 billion, research firm Gartner said. The mobile user base...
  • Google's Nest launches network technology for connected home July 15, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network. The attempt by Nest, a smart thermostat maker that Google bought in January for $3.2...
  • Air connectivity to Bikaner will increase tourism for desert region: Aviation minister June 30, 2014

    India has witnessed a growth in number of air travellers due to liberal aviation policy and entry of small air carrier, and is likely to touch 400 million mark by 2020, Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in Jaipur on Sunday. "With the entry of small carriers the...
  • Travelogue, documentary series, dance competition - Doordarshan announces five new shows June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A travelogue documentary series and a show based on transformation in rural India are among five fresh shows being offered by the national broadcaster Doordarshan. Starting Friday, DD National will roll out "Nadiyaan Gaati Hain", the first of the five shows, which promise to offer a whiff of fresh...
  • Sensor-fitted 'smart racquets' to debut at French Open, Wimbledon May 13, 2014

    A handful of the world's best tennis players will show up at tournaments within weeks armed with new technology they hope will give them an advantage at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the man behind the 'smart racquets' has told Reuters. Without identifying the players who would be first to wield the...
  • Nokia invests $100 million in car connectivity May 5, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish mobile communications equipment maker Nokia on Monday said it had started a $100 million fund to invest in companies working on connecting cars. The fund will be run by the company's venture capital arm Nokia Growth Partners and will cooperate with Nokia's location unit HERE, it said. "Our new $100...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The fourth edition of the Hyderabad international air show will kick off on Wednesday, which is likely to see signing of some big ticket deals by the domestic aviation players. The show, with the theme 'Enhancing Air Connectivity' is being jointly organised by the aviation ministry and industry body FICCI...
  • Rahul raises pitch for better connectivity in North-East February 26, 2014

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that poor connectivity in the North East would have to be aggressively addressed to remove the barriers of movement in the rest of the country and to properly utilise the productivity of the people. "The reason for the energy of the North-East people not...
  • Kolibree: The Internet-connected toothbrush that senses how long and how well you brush January 9, 2014

    Las Vegas: Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them Never fear: An inventor is on the case. An electric toothbrush senses how long and how well you brush,...
  • Indians hungry for good documentaries: Filmmaker Pan Nalin December 20, 2013

    Chennai: Indian audiences are 'hungry for good documentaries' and an increasing number of filmmakers here are showing a keen interest towards the genre. But a cohesive network to produce and promote documentaries is missing in the country, says filmmaker Pan Nalin. "Indian filmmakers are waking up to documentary filmmaking, but we...
  • Asia to account for 47 per cent of LTE connections by 2017: Study November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: As India and China roll out fourth generation or LTE mobile networks, Asia is expected to account for 47 per cent of all 4G connections by 2017, a study by global telecom body GSM Association (GSMA) said today. "Asia is expected to account for...
  • Google expands Google Glass sales, lets early users invite 3 friends each October 29, 2013

    Mountain View: Google is relying on a little social networking to put its Internet-connected glasses on the heads of more people. The expanded sales of the device known as Google Glass will come as part of an invitation-only program announced Monday. The roughly 10,000 Glass owners who began testing the device earlier...
  • Sheila hits out at BJP, says do not underestimate government October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday hit out at the Opposition saying do not underestimate the government as a lot has been done in Delhi. "Please do not under estimate us. Lots of things have happened in Delhi and it has become the most attractive place for...
  • Police wants revamped roads to Naxal-hit belt for better inter-state operations October 4, 2013

    To keep a close watch on inter-state movement of Naxals, Chhattisgarh Police has recommended improvement of road connectivity to strategic locations near border areas of Maoist-hit Bastar region. Police have recommended construction of 40 roads in Bastar to help inter-state operations with neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Maharashtra besides accelerating the...
  • Instant Aadhaar-linked ID verification for mobile connections September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Government is likely to finalise norms by the end of this year that will enable instant identity verification using Aadhaar card biometrics data for getting a new mobile connection. Retailers will take the impression of customers' fingers to match it online with that of...
  • DoT examining proposal of taking fingerprint for new SIM card August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom is examining a proposal for making it compulsory for mobile operators to take fingerprint or any other biometric feature of the subscriber at the time of receiving application for a new mobile connection. Minister of State for Communications and IT...
  • Video: Aviation Minister Ajit Singh defends Jet-Etihad deal July 3, 2013

    Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has once again defended the impending Jet-Etihad deal. "We have to consider the passengers convenience, the connectivity, which airlines are there, financial strength and our airlines, said Aviation Minister. ...
  • Dip in ASEAN-India trade should be wake up call: Khurshid July 2, 2013

    Brunei: India said on Monday its trade relations with ASEAN have witnessed impressive growth - 10 times in 10 years - but a slight decline in bilateral trade in 2012 with the 10-member Southeast Asian bloc should serve as a wake-up call. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, addressing the 11th ASEAN-India...
  • Bangalore: Narayana Murthy seeks airport near Electronics City June 29, 2013

    Bangalore: Infosys Executive Chairman NR Narayana Murthy has pitched for a small airport near Electronics City, the biggest hub of Bangalore's IT industry that houses the main Infosys campus, as he called for improving the infrastructure facilities in Karnataka. "We are not asking for anything extraordinary. We are asking for reasonably...
  • TRAI deadline for digtised TV ends today June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) deadline for switching to digitised TV ends on Tuesday. All those with cable connections may face a blackout after Tuesday. Cable operators were supposed to file customer details and their choice of television channels with the TRAI board by Tuesday. However,...
  • Giant leap in connectivity: Villages to get high-speed data cables June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India is set to take a giant leap in connectivity as work begins soon on a grand, Rs 20,000-crore ($3.3 billion) project to link its 250,000 village councils with high-speed data cables to take e-governance to the grassroots and facilitate e-services in fields ranging from education to entertainment...
  • Air India to launch Birmingham-Delhi direct flights June 24, 2013

    London: Air India will launch direct flights between Birmingham and New Delhi from August 1, with its new Boeing 787-800 'Dreamliner' aircraft, it was announced on Sunday. The flights will operate four times a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving from Delhi into Birmingham at 1900 hours and departing...
  • Haryana achieves 97 pc target to provide free water June 17, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has achieved 97 per cent of the target of providing free water connections to households of members belonging to Scheduled Castes in the state. Stating this in Chandigarh on Sunday, a spokesman of Haryana Public Health and Engineering Department said that under the Indira Gandhi Drinking...
  • Abhay Deol to debut on TV with 'Connected Hum Tum' May 15, 2013

    Bollywood actors continue to hold the attention of TV audiences and the latest one to join the bandwagon, after Amitabh Bachchan, Salman and Shah Rukh Khan is Abhay Deol. Abhay marks his TV debut with the show titled 'Connected Hum Tum' in June. ...
  • Not late, just had no plans for TV earlier: Abhay Deol May 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Abhay Deol, who is set to make his small screen debut as a host, says he is not late for TV, it's just that it didn't feature in his scheme of things. Abhay will be seen as a host on Zee TV's reality show 'Connected Hum Tum'. "I didn't have a...
  • 'Exorcist' director William Friedkin to get lifetime award in Venice May 3, 2013

    William Friedkin, the U.S. film director who scared up a fright with 'The Exorcist' and set pulses racing with thriller 'The French Connection' in the 1970s, will get a lifetime achievement award from the Venice Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday. Friedkin, 77, will also present a restored version of his...
  • Indian mobile services market to reach Rs 1.2 trillion in 2013: Report April 22, 2013

    Mumbai: India's mobile services market is expected to grow eight per cent to Rs.1.2 trillion in 2013 but will account for only two per cent of the worldwide mobile services revenue as operators are struggling to increase profit margins, research firm Gartner today said. The revenues...