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  • BlackBerry Z30 price slashed by Rs 5,000, now available for Rs 34,990 29-03-2014 10:29 AM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry slashed price of its latest smartphone Z30 by 12 per cent to Rs 34,990 for a limited period following a good response to earlier discount offer on Z10 handsets. "We have seen a phenomenal response to our initial promotional offer on BlackBerry Z10 and are confident we...
  • After Google, Amazon slashes cloud computing prices 27-03-2014 11:20 AM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc will drop prices on most of its cloud computing services starting April 1, the largest US online retailer said on Wednesday, a day after rival Google Inc outlined a major price cut of its own. The price cuts range from 10 per cent to 65 per...
  • Blackout at Mumbai Airport, passengers call it a security lapse 13-03-2014 09:05 AM

    Mumbai: Mumbai's domestic airport faced a 15-minute black out on Wednesday after the Tata Power lines reportedly snapped around 2 pm during the day. An alternate power supply was arranged by Reliance along with a power back up but the power went off around 8 pm on Wednesday evening for...
  • Microsoft to cut manufacturer price for Windows by 70 per cent: Report 23-02-2014 11:37 AM

    Chicago: Microsoft Corp is reducing the price of Windows 8.1 for manufacturers of low-cost computers and tablets by 70 per cent to compete with cheaper products like Google Inc's Chromebooks, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the program. Computer makers will be charged $15 to license Windows...
  • Hero to reduce two-wheeler prices by up to Rs 4,500 20-02-2014 03:41 PM

    Chennai: Country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp has decided to cut prices up to five per cent to pass on the benefit of excise duty cut announced by Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram in his interim Budget. "We have decided to pass on the entire benefit of the excise duty...
  • Maruti, Hyundai cut prices after excise duty reduction 20-02-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: The country's biggest car makers, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) and Hyundai Motor India, cut prices after excise duty on automobiles was reduced in the Interim Budget. While MSI's price cuts range between Rs 8,502 and Rs 30,984 across its models, Hyundai has slashed prices by between Rs 10,000...
  • Mahindra Reva slashes e2o price by up to Rs 1.7 lakh 18-02-2014 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of the Mahindra Group, slashed the price of its electric car e2o by up to Rs 1.7 lakh by introducing a scheme under which a consumer pays a rental fee for the battery. "What we are doing with the scheme is bringing...
  • Cars, two-wheelers, soaps set to be cheaper 17-02-2014 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday sought to lighten the burden on the middle class by lowering excise duty on cars, SUVs and two-wheelers and proposed no increase in taxes on other products. "To give relief to the automobile industry which...
  • IBM to lay off 15,000 employees worldwide, to start from Bangalore 15-02-2014 07:14 AM

    New Delhi: Technology giant IBM has started a restructuring process, which would see as many as 15,000 jobs being cut globally, including India, Brazil and the European region. "The estimate of jobs cut globally is 15,000," International Coordinator at the Alliance@IBM (official IBM employees union) Lee Conrad told PTI. Last...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Hodge back as Rajasthan buy six players 12-02-2014 05:37 PM

    A total of 216 players went under the hammer on day one, but only 70 were sold with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. Rajasthan Royals, with Rahul Dravid at the table monitoring the bidding decided to buy...
  • SC directs NTPC not to cut power supply to BSES in Delhi 07-02-2014 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: In a reprieve to residents of Delhi, the Supreme Court on directed NTPC not to cut power supply till March 26 to Reliance Group-owned power distribution companies for not clearing outstanding dues of over Rs.300 crore. The apex court also directed BSES to pay Rs 50 crore within...
  • Delhi power crisis: SC agrees to hear BSES plea against NTPC 06-02-2014 11:17 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea of the Reliance Group companies BSES against the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) notice threatening to cut off power supply for not clearing outstanding dues. The apex court will hear the plea on Friday. Raising a fear of an...
  • AAP asks DERC to suspend BSES licence if it cuts power in Delhi 03-02-2014 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP government of Arvind Kejriwal in a letter to Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has asked for the suspension of the licence of BSES if it cuts power supply in the national capital. If the BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) stop...
  • SC allows cutting down 38 trees in Taj Trapezium Zone 03-02-2014 09:12 PM

    The Supreme Court allowed the Agra Municipal Corporation to cut down 38 trees in the protectedarea of Taj Mahal under the Taj Trapezium Zone but directed it to plant thrice the number of trees in the compound or nearby areas. A bench headed by Justice T S Thakur passed the...
  • Delhi to pay 6-8 pc more for power, yet face cuts as discoms fail to pay dues 01-02-2014 07:27 AM

    New Delhi: If you stay in Delhi, get ready to pay more for electricity from Saturday. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Friday hiked the power surcharge for the three distribution companies in the capital by 6 to 8 per cent. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), the BSES...
  • Kejriwal must force open access to cut power tariffs, policing through CAG will not help

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Between 2008 and 2012, 1.32 lakh crore (or 1.32 trillion) units of power was sold in the country at an average wholesale prices of Rs...

  • BSES asks Delhi government to step in to avoid major power crisis 31-01-2014 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: The BSES on Friday said that the company is hopeful of avoiding a major power cut in Delhi and has requested the Delhi government to step in to defuse the crisis. BSES sources say bank holding back funds is leading to a payment problem. NTCP has rejected Delhi...
  • NTPC warns Delhi discoms to pay today or power supply will be cut 31-01-2014 03:04 PM

    New Delhi: Residents of East Delhi and Central Delhi may face eight to 10 hours of power cuts in February as the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has rejected Delhi government's plea to continue power supply to BSES Yamuna Power Limited. The NTPC has informed the power discom that a...
  • AAP warns discoms, says will cancel licence, if power supply is cut 31-01-2014 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has asked the private power distribution companies in Delhi to provide 24 hour uninterrupted power in the state failing and has warned them that their licences will be cancelled if they fail to do so. This comes after the Discom BSES Yamuna...
  • Buy electricity from outside to avoid power cuts, says Vijay Bahuguna 28-01-2014 11:48 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Tuesday issued orders to keep the state free from power outages even if that meant buying electricity from outside. Laying the foundation stone of power sub-stations of Nehru Colony and Ring Road Raipur, Bahuguna said work on improving power infrastructure worth Rs 191 crore...
  • Grammy Awards 2014: 'Cut me some slack' wins best rock song of the year 27-01-2014 09:35 AM

    Los Angeles: 'Cut me some slack', written and sung by Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Kris Novoselic and Pat Smear, won the best rock song trophy at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony was held Sunday at the Los Angeles Staples Center. The other songs nominated in the category were...
  • Ford Classic prices slashed by up to Rs 1 lakh 23-01-2014 10:09 AM

    Ford India has slashed prices of the Classic sedan and launched it at a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh ex-Delhi. The new Classic saloon, which is essentially the old-gen Fiesta, will now be Rs 70,000 to Rs 1 lakh cheaper, which repositions the saloon as an entry-level three-box. The...
  • Ghaziabad residents hassled as rains lead to night-long power outage 18-01-2014 12:57 PM

    Ghaziabad residents faced unprecedented power outages throughout Friday night, caused by the heavy downpour. Superintendent Engineer (Distribution), SB Yadav said after the rain on Friday, a breakdown occurred within 15 minutes in all the transmission lines due to which the power went off in 19 power stations of the 33...
  • Intel to cut more than 5,000 jobs in 2014 18-01-2014 11:54 AM

    San Francisco: Intel plans to trim more than 5,000 jobs from its workforce this year in an effort to boost its earnings amid waning demand for its personal computer chips. The Santa Clara, California, company confirmed the job cuts Friday, the day after Intel Corp. reported its profit and revenue...
  • HP confirms higher layoffs; 5,000 workers expected to lose jobs by Oct 2014 01-01-2014 10:48 AM

    Palo Alto: Personal computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that it expects layoffs at the upper end of a range that it outlined earlier this year, with 5,000 more workers than originally planned expected to lose jobs by October 2014. The company said in a securities filing Monday that "continued...
  • Power woes return to Kashmir valley as cold wave intensifies 10-12-2013 10:44 AM

    Srinagar: The cold wave in Kashmir has intensified and coping with it is becoming increasingly difficult for the people of the valley due to massive power cuts. Many people took to the streets in Srinagar on Monday to protest and have threatened to launch a statewide agitation. The perennial winter...
  • Amazon reduces prices of Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets in India 03-12-2013 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: Global online retailer Amazon has reduced the price of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets by up to 18 per cent. The company has priced 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch tablet at Rs 21,999 and 16 GB at Rs 17,999, Amazon India said in a statement. Earlier,...
  • Tamil Nadu staring at long power cuts 02-12-2013 03:12 PM

    Chennai: After four months of relief from power cuts, Tamil Nadu is slipping back again into darkness. With demand far outstripping supply, the state has announced outages to bridge the gap. Even as the state government gives a push to its power projects, it faces heat from the opposition for...